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Jodi Arias eligible for death penalty

PHOENIX -- After a short morning of testimony and argument, it took little more than an hour Wednesday for a Maricopa County Superior Court jury to move Jodi Arias one step closer to the death penalty.<p>The jurors unanimously determined that Arias had killed her lover, Travis Alexander, in an …

Knicks vs. Pacers Game 4, NBA Playoffs 2013: 93-82 victory gives Indiana 3-1 series lead

The Pacers can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a victory later this week following Tuesday's 93-82 win over the Knicks.<p>The New York Knicks needed to play more physical, run a smoother offense and find a couple guys who could step up Tuesday night. None of those things happened, and …

New Orleans Saints' Blueprint for Winning Free Agency

The New Orleans Saints have won free agency at least three times in the Sean Payton era.<p>In 2006 the team successfully courted Drew Brees—a brilliant yet questionable free-agent signing due to his having a major reconstructive surgery on his throwing shoulder in that offseason. The team also managed …

The Biggest Offseason Priorities for the New Orleans Saints

As Drew Brees put it so eloquently during Super Bowl week, this is going to be a new era in New Orleans Saints football going forward from a forgettable 2012 season. Now, what's the best thing to do when starting a new era in one's life?<p>Make a priority list.<p>This isn't just any priority list, …

Lance Moore is Ready to be the Veteran Leader of the New Orleans Saints Receivers

Entering his ninth season in the NFL, and with 88 games under his belt,Lance Mooreis currently the most tenured receiver on the New Orleans Saints …

Tim Tebow Should Accept Ron Jaworski's Offer and Join the Arena League

Tim Tebow went from being a national champion and Heisman winner, to a player who was shockingly drafted in the first round, to a national phenomenon that led the Denver Broncos to a playoff game, to an afterthought on the New York Jets' sideline, to a player who currently doesn't have a job in the …

Charles Woodson Rumors: Veteran Would Be Poor Fit for Broncos

Adding Charles Woodson to a secondary that already includes Champ Bailey would be a bad idea for the Denver Broncos. Per Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, the Broncos are among the teams that are showing interest in the 16-year veteran.<p>Torrey Smith's abuse of Bailey in the playoffs should have served …

Packers want to be on good terms with Brett Favre

Reuters<p>The Packers and Brett Favre did not part ways on the best of terms.<p>However, the organization is reportedly open to re-establishing a …

4 Philadelphia Eagles Players Feeling the Most Pressure Heading into Camp

The first Chip Kelly-run Philadelphia Eagles training camp will be closely watched, as Kelly is not only bringing in new schemes and strategies, but he has added many additional players to the roster.<p>More players means more competition and that means someone on the team will be under the hot …

10 New York Jets Players Feeling the Most Pressure Heading into Camp

"Competition through and through" is general manager John Idzik's mantra for the New York Jets' 2013 season. Fighting for one's job is a kind of pressure with which most fans easily identify. However it's only one of the pressures the players in these slides will experience.<p>The pressures these …

20 Late-Round NFL Draft Picks Who Could Start Week 1

For every Tom Brady, there are hundreds of Todd Husaks.<p>Husak was the first quarterback taken after the New England Patriots selected Brady in the 2000 NFL draft. He spent four years bouncing around with five different teams—in both the NFL and in Europe—before returning to Stanford, his alma mater, …

What Coaches Want to See from QBs Entering Their 2nd Season

There are things that NFL coaches want to see from their quarterbacks as they enter year No. 2. Even with such a talented crop of second-year quarterbacks in Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III, coaches are going to want to see more.<p>The main thing they're looking for is improvement. …

Who Is the Biggest Superstar in the NFL?

The NFL's biggest superstar is—and pretty much always has been—a quarterback. That much we know. Beyond that, though, things become nuanced, subjective and complicated. There are more star quarterbacks playing now than ever before, creating a deep group of American sports idols.<p>That group currently …

Sean Lee: I’d rather play fewer years than “go soft”

AP<p>Now would probably be a good time to ask Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee where he comes down on the whole “chicken vs. egg” debate.<p>After missing 10 …

Differing reports on state of Victor Cruz negotiations

AP<p>Giants quarterback Eli Manning hopes to see wide receiver Victor Cruz at the team’s offseason workouts soon, a hope that was either fueled or held …

US under 'constant' cyber attack, top general claims

The US army general responsible for cyber security has warned that the United States is increasingly vulnerable to attacks like those that destroyed data on tens of thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia and South Korea in the past year.<p>Gen Keith Alexander, who heads the National Security Agency …

Google Mistakenly Leaks Revamped Maps Service

There’s been speculation that Google will launch a revamped version of its Map service at Google I/O this week, and, according to new screenshots that leaked this morning, we can expect to see revamped platform with a new user interface and integration with more Google services.<p>Droid Life spotted a …

Can BlackBerry move past 'solid ground' to recapture past glory?

ORLANDO, Fla.--If there's one message BlackBerry wanted to convey at its annual confab, it's this: "We're back."<p>"It hasn't been that easy, and there's still a lot of work to do, but man, have we reached solid ground with this company," CEO Thorsten Heins said during his keynote address at …

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One World Trade Center: a bird's eye view – video

Footage shot from above shows the final stages of One World Trade Center's construction, as the 408ft spire is added to the New York tower. Workers …

Spurs dissect Warriors' backcourt to take 3-2 lead

SAN ANTONIO -- Gregg Popovich urged his San Antonio Spurs to raise their energy to almost maniacal levels, because winning the battle on the boards …