Marques Bethea

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LeBron James, at Age 29, Might Be Just Halfway Done

DENVER — It was a throwaway comment in an otherwise thoughtful conversation.<p>Prior to the 2013-14 season, his 11th in the NBA, LeBron James sat down with Bleacher Report for an interview largely focused on his place in the league and how he can see himself as a supporter and friend of those with …

Basketball

NY Daily News Asks: Can Michael Jordan (Nike) Help Stop the Violence Caused By His Shoes?

Violence over expensive sneakers isn’t something new. It’s been going on since the late ’80s when Michael Jordan mania catapulted Nike into another …

Mike Tomlin: NFL must assess refs

PITTSBURGH -- A missed call that may have kept the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the playoffs didn't leave coach Mike Tomlin bemoaning what could have …

NFL Week 17 in Pictures

RB Ben Tate: 'Odds are I won't be back' with Texans next season

Running back Ben Tate doesn't expect to return to Houston once he hits free agency.<p>Ben Tate spent much of his season playing with four cracked ribs …

NFL Black Monday roundup: A look at the coaches who have been fired

NFLBlack Monday is here, the traditional day when teams fire their head coach. The ax has fallen multiple times already today. Here's a look at who is gone:<p><b>Lions fire Jim Schwartz</b><p>Jim Schwartz is out in Detroit.<p>The Lions fired their coach Monday, according to multiple reports, after the team …

Nelson Mandela, from apartheid fighter to president and unifier | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world.<p>Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, …

How Mandela Changed South Africa

The country Nelson Mandela leaves behind remains racially divided with deep economic problems. But South Africa has also emerged as a robust …

The $38 billion nuclear waste fiasco

Doing nothing often has a cost — and when it comes to storing the nation’s nuclear waste, the price is $38 billion and rising.<p>That’s just the lowball estimate for how much taxpayers will wind up spending because of the government’s decades of dithering about how to handle the radioactive leftovers …

Mother hurt in Alaska plane crash leaves dying infant to lead searchers to site

After phoning for help in resuscitating her baby, a 25-year-old woman on a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska led searchers hampered by cold and fog to the crash site.<p>The single-engine aircraft carrying 10 people went down Friday night near the village of Saint Marys, killing four people …

How Republicans And Democrats Ended Up Living Apart

These are politically segregated times.<p>Secession movements are active in several states, generally consisting of residents of rural red counties seeking to separate themselves from the more liberal and urban-centered policies of blue-state leaders.<p>And Democrats and Republicans are much less likely …

Timbaland Previews Unreleased Jay Z Song “Bounce” in the Studio

“Know Bout Me,” his heavyweight collaboration with Jay Z, Drake and James Fauntleroy, looks like it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to …

Mike Shanahan defends tenure

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan again defended his four-year tenure Tuesday.<p>Shanahan acknowledged that, when a team is 3-8, …