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NY Knicks Reportedly Plan to Make Strong Push in Free Agency to Sign Kevin Love

The New York Knicks are at it again.<p>Immersed in turmoil and still fighting to reach .500, the Knicks are doing what they always do when things go bad: looking for an external answer to all their problems.<p>According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the currently cap-strapped Knicks have devised …

Why John Wall Will Be an All-Star This Season

In his first three seasons in the NBA, John Wall has averaged at least 16 points per game and averages eight assists on his career, but this will be the first year in his career that he becomes an All-Star.<p>Wall just penned a new contract in the offseason, worth $80 million over five years.<p>With that …

8 Reasons to Believe Rajon Rondo Will Thrive as Boston Celtics' Focal Point

If we are to believe Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, who teamed up to sing "When You Believe," there is no reason why Rajon Rondo can't thrive as the leader of the Boston Celtics and carry his team into the postseason.<p>Near the top of a long list of storylines to watch in 2013-14, Rondo's first …

NBA Players Poised to Make Big Comebacks in 2013-14

The NBA players poised to make big comebacks in 2013-14 all missed considerable time last season due to injury.<p>Of those highlighted on this list, three combined to appear in only 48 regular-season contests, and the other two have not played since 2011-12.<p>Aches and pains slowed players like Dwight …

20 Things You Might Know About Manchester United

Manchester United is back doing its best to bring continued glory to one of the most decorated clubs in world football history.<p>While they may be off to a slower start than most would expect, United is certainly well-stocked to collect points in bunches both domestically and in the Champions …

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Bale set for Spanish debut

Barcelona have been careful to break new recruit Neymar in gently during the opening weeks of the Primera Division season and Real Madrid are likely to follow a similar policy with Gareth Bale, even with several key players carrying injuries.<p>Football’s richest club by income, who like champions …

Chicago Bulls: Do They Have What It Takes to Dethrone the Miami Heat in 2013-14?

Do the Chicago Bulls have enough to keep the Miami Heat from taking home the NBA crown next season?<p>David Thorpe of ESPN Insider recently wrote a piece (subscription required) discussing the key factors for various contenders in order to prevent the Miami Heat from taking home another title next …

2014 NBA Free Agents Who Would Be Perfect Pairing with Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls fans have been counting down the days to see a healthy Derrick Rose back on the hardwood with his teammates.<p>But they may not want to rush the moment. This collection of talent might not stick together much longer.<p>According to K.C. Johnson of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, the agent for two-time …

Ranking LeBron James' Best Options in 2014 Free Agency

The world is LeBron James' oyster.<p>That's pretty much always the case now that he's established himself as the NBA's best player by winning multiple championships, but it will be especially true in 2014 if he chooses to opt out of his contract via the early termination option.<p>If that happens, LeBron …

Report: Lakers organization does not believe it can land LeBron

The Lakers don't have confidence they can sign LeBron James as a free agent, according to a report.<p>In a wide-ranging piece on the future of the …

Wayne Rooney hoping for derby return

Manchester United are waiting to discover whether Wayne Rooney will be back for the Manchester derby.<p>The England international is out with a severely …

Way-Too-Early Predictions for Kobe Bryant's Return to LA Lakers in 2013-14

When Kobe Bryant's 2012-13 campaign came to an abrupt end after he suffered a torn Achilles on April 12, basketball fans couldn't escape the fear that it might have been their final Mamba sighting.<p>Clearly, those fears have been alleviated.<p>Via NTD.tv, Bryant said he's "shattered" the typical …

Kimi Raikkonen signs two-year deal to partner Fernando Alonso at Ferrari following Felipe Massa departure

Despite being heavily trailed in recent days, Kimi Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari, which was confirmed on Wednesday by the Italian team, was always going to produce a big reaction; two world champions pitted against each other at the biggest team in Formula One for the first time since Alberto …

Rafael Nadal Might Just Be the Best Ever

His mentally tenacious victory over Novak Djokovic in last night's U.S. Open final made a statement: Don't count him out of tennis's "greatest of all time" conversation.<p>Monday's final was the 37th meeting between Nadal and Djokovic, surpassing John McEnroe-Ivan Lendl as the Open era’s most …

Managing Kobe Bryant's Return from Injury Is Mike D'Antoni's Toughest Task Yet

Mike D'Antoni hasn't coached Kobe Bryant yet. Not really.<p>Taking the reigns of the Los Angeles Lakers midway through November, Magic Mike stood on the sidelines, crossed his arms, bellowed out plays on occasion and balanced the insufferable ego of Dwight Howard with the bruised psyche of Pau …

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Mesut Ozil: How Arsène Wenger convinced me to join Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has revealed that a long telephone conversation with Arsène Wenger convinced him to sign for Arsenal and has hit out at the lack of "trust and respect" at Real Madrid. The Germany midfielder, who joined Arsenal for €50m (£42.5m) on deadline day, was persuaded by Wenger, who is fluent in …