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Is Fasting During Workouts Safe?

<i>Think twice before you “starve” yourself during and after workouts.</i><p>Several years ago I used to run on occasion with a female friend who twice …

How Europe Changed the NBA Game Forever

The Eurostep is nice and all, but the sneaky side-to-side move that has become part of every slasher's arsenal hardly represents the extent of European influence on the NBA game.<p>Over the past three decades—and especially since the millennium—European basketball has been behind massive changes in …

Predicting Paydays for Biggest NBA Free Agents on Market

NBA free agency has started, which means that basketball fans around the world can watch hefty offers for top players trickle in, all the while uniting in jealousy of the massive paydays. I don't know about you, but I like to pretend the offers are in thousands instead of millions so I can fight …

The Right Way to Carb-Load Before a Race

You won’t hit the wall—as long as you fuel correctly.<p>Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of energy, and you need a lot of energy to cover 13.1 or 26.2 miles. But many runners are far …

San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat: NBA Finals Game 7 Preview and Predictions

Though the San Antonio Spurs would beg to differ, there's nothing better than a Game 7.<p>Trailing the Spurs 3-2 and facing elimination, the Miami Heat came storming back from behind in Game 6 to force a series-deciding Game 7.<p>Leveling the playing field has changed things for both teams.<p>It's still …

Roy Hibbert's Performance Around the Rim Will Be Biggest Key for Pacers vs. Heat

While Paul George's ability to match LeBron James' output on the offensive end is crucial to the Indiana Pacers' chances of taking out the Miami Heat and advancing to the NBA Finals this summer, Roy Hibbert's play around the rim is the biggest key of all for Frank Vogel's squad.<p>You can't turn on …

LeBron James and Paul George Turn Heads with Epic Game 2 Highlight-Reel Duel

Game 2 between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers was supposed to be about adjustments and the interplay between Chris Bosh and Roy Hibbert. Instead, it boiled down to a good old-fashioned battle of jaw-dropping plays between LeBron James and Paul George.<p>And really, nobody's mad about that.<p>Paul …

Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat: Game 2 Score, Highlights and Analysis

The 2013 NBA playoffs resumed on Friday as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Miami Heat by a score of 97-93 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Finals series.<p>With the victory, Indiana ties this series at 1-1.<p>LeBron James led all scorers with 36 points, while Dwyane Wade added 14 points, six …

Biggest Questions and Answers for the Chicago Bulls This Offseason

There will be plenty of tough decisions that the Chicago Bulls will have to make this offseason. The Bulls, still stinging from 4-1 elimination by the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs, showed that they did not lack heart. What they were missing were healthy bodies.<p>Injuries are common …

NBA Picks: Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat, Game 1

The Miami Heat are outscoring opponents by an average of 13.9 points through nine playoff games, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday as they take on the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena.<p>Sports bettors will find that the Heat are eight-point home favorites …

Phil Jackson Laughed When Lakers Told Him Mike D'Antoni Was Better Fit for LA

Mitch Kupchak knows how to make Phil Jackson laugh.<p>And giggle is exactly what the Zen Master did when the Los Angeles Lakers general manager told him he thought Mike D'Antoni was a better fit for the team than him.<p>"I laughed," Jackson told ESPN's <i>Mike & Mike in the Morning</i> (via Arash Markazi of …

Blueprint for Memphis Grizzlies to Get Back into Series vs. San Antonio Spurs

Don't weep for the Memphis Grizzlies. They may be down two games to none against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 Western Conference Finals but that should hardly preclude them from making this series a competitive one.<p>After all, the Grizzlies dug themselves an 0-2 hole in the first round, only to …

Spurs vs. Grizzlies: Who Has the Most Swag?

With the NBA Conference Finals underway, fans are making their series predictions. Some teams are struggling without key players, while others are firing on all cylinders.<p>The San Antonio Spurs face off against the Memphis Grizzlies in what should be a close series on the court. My boy Lance Fresh …

Here's How The Indiana Pacers Can Pull Off An Upset Against The Heat

The defending champion Heat are heavy favorites, but the Pacers have a 2-1 record this season against the Heat.<p>Here are five keys for the Pacers to pull off the upset:<p><b>1. Hold the Heat under 90 points.</b> The Pacers are 5-10 against Miami since head coach Frank Vogel took over. In those five wins the …

Basketball

Durant: I won't compromise myself

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The day after his Oklahoma City Thunder were knocked out of the second round of the playoffs by the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Durant …