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Roddy White questionable for Sun.

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White, who missed the last two games with hamstring and ankle injuries, is questionable for Sunday's game against the …

Are bowlers under threat in one-day cricket?

<b>In the early years of one-day international cricket, 250 runs from 50 overs was considered a good score.</b><p>Once the asking rate went up to six an over in the chase, it was assumed the game had gone out of reach for the team batting second.<p>Today, 300 is a par score at most venues, 350 a good one and so …

Innovation

Sony launches 8 million flower petals from a volcano to promote its 4K TVs

In a flashy effort to illustrate just how much detail is packed into its 4K TVs, Sony has released a new commercial that features 8 million petals erupting from a volcano in Costa Rica. The waves of red, pink, yellow, and purple engulf a nearby village, and the cinematography here immediately …

iPad Air sells out in New York, Hong Kong, other parts of China

Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini launch seems to be going very well indeed.<p>The new Air is available in 42 countries on launch day, the most ever, and initial reports on sales are very positive. Sales in Hong Kong are almost at a standstill after local Apple stores sold out, and shipping times across …

Google and Samsung sued for patent infringement by major tech consortium

A new front opened today in the patent wars between large technology companies, as a consortium that owns thousands of patents from the Nortel bankruptcy auction filed suit against Google and other manufacturers alleging infringement. Rockstar, which is owned jointly by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, …

Jordan Brand Adds NBA Rookies Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter Jr., and Cody Zeller

The 2013 NBA rookie class may still be fighting for recognition in basketball circles, but several of the top picks just received a seal of approval from hoops royalty.<p>Victor Oladipo (the No. 2 overall pick), Otto Porter Jr. (No. 3) and Cody Zeller (No. 4) have all joined the Jordan Brand, per …

Tony Parker Proudly Announces Pregnancy; Fiancee Axelle Francine Expecting Boy

Tony Parker is having a boy.<p>To be more exact, his fiancee, French reporter Axelle Francine, is having the baby boy, but it was the Spurs star guard who took to Twitter to announce the good news (h/t <i>US Magazine</i>).<p>As <i>US Magazine's</i> Nicole Eggenberger reminded, Parker and Francine have been dating since …

Milwaukee Bucks Stubbornly Stuck Between NBA's Title-Chasers and 'Tankers'

NEW YORK — In a rapidly stratifying NBA, the haves and the have-nots have radically different agendas.<p>The talent-rich are chasing titles. Their mission needs no explanation.<p>The talent-poor are scheming to acquire talent, even if it means sacrificing games to the draft lottery gods. Call it …

Jimmer Fredette Would Be Successful with New Team and New Environment

Don't write off Jimmer Fredette just because the Sacramento Kings have.<p>Sam Amick of <i>USA Today</i> reported the team isn't going to pick up the third-year guard's option for 2014-15.<p>It's a sign the team doesn't look at Fredette as a viable option in the long term and could very well offload him during …

Vancouver Canucks Cement Current Path with Sedin Extensions

According to TSN.ca, the Vancouver Canucks inked star forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin to matching four-year, $28 million extensions on Friday. The deals keep the twins under contract until the summer of 2018, at which point they will be 38 years old.<p>The immediate reaction to the deals has largely …

Kobe Bryant Gets A $24 Million Check Today Because Of A Quirk In His Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers star will receive 80% of his $30.5 million salary today in one lump sum payment today, Eric Pincus of the LA Times reports.<p>That means he'll get a check for $24,363,044.<p>NBA players typically get paid bi-weekly during the season, but they have the right to negotiate a different …

Los Angeles

Miami's Joe Philbin preaches respect

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin on Friday addressed reports that starting offensive tackle Jonathan Martin left the team this week …

Andrew Wiggins likely one-and-done

Kansas better win now because freshman Andrew Wiggins has acknowledged that he'll most likely be heading to the NBA next season.<p>In an interview for …

Basketball

Redskins turn to Arena League posts

ASHBURN, Va. -- Kai Forbath hopes the Arena Football League will improve his kicking.<p>He's not going there, but he did finally get his wish when the …

Justin Blackmon Suspended Indefinitely for Violation of Substance Abuse Policy

Justin Blackmon has received an indefinite suspension from the NFL after violating the league's substance abuse policy.<p>Ryan O'Halloran of the <i>Florida Times-Union</i> broke the news:<p>Blackmon suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.— Ryan …

Texans RB injuries: Ben Tate cleared to play, Arian Foster a game-time decision

Tate will be on the field against the Colts on Sunday night. Whether Foster will join him is still up in the air.<p>The Houston Texans will have at least part of their dynamic running back duo on hand against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. Backup Ben Tate has been cleared to play in Sunday …

Detroit Tigers decline option on reliever Jose Veras

The 33-year-old right-hander will become a free agent.<p>The Detroit Tigers have declined the $3.25 million option on relief pitcher Jose Veras, the team announced Friday. The 33-year-old right-hander will now become a free agent. He will also collect a $150,000 buyout for having his option …