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Ex-Lakers Player Says Kobe Bryant Made Him Come To Practice Hours Early To Play 1-On-1

In a great interview with David Pick of BasketballInsiders.com, Gaffney described the one-on-one games, and it will only add to Kobe's reputation as one of the sport's most maniacally competitive people.<p>From BasketballInsiders:<p>"We're gonna start playing one-on-one," Bryant told Gaffney, according …

Kobe Bryant

Video of Ray Rice punch released

TMZ Sports posted a video on Monday that it says shows Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in the face in an Atlantic …

Basketball

2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Best Pick for Each Spot in the 1st Round

Your fantasy football draft is around the corner. Pop quiz, hot shot—who are you going to take in the first round?<p>The first round is fraught with peril, capable of making or breaking your fantasy season in one fell swoop. Never fear, your first-round sherpa is here.<p>Here is a pick-by-pick analysis …

Fantasy Football

Kobe Bryant Takes over High School Game in 1995 Footage

Kobe Bryant has been taking over basketball games and breaking his opponents' hearts since 1995. In this footage from his junior year at Lower Merion High School, a young Kobe showed his unbreakable will to win.<p>Kobe led his team to a 75-70 playoff win over Norristown Area High School by scoring 29 …

Basketball

Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor" — and it is where visiting Olympic officials …

Indian media: Ebola concerns

<b>Media in India are discussing the government's preparedness against the deadly Ebola virus that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa.</b><p>The Ebola outbreak - the worst-ever - is centred on Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, but has spread to other countries in recent months.<p>India has started …

Disease

Manhattan's Skyline Will Look Dramatically Different By 2020

One57 — the long-awaited, 90-story residential skyscraper that cost $1.4 billion to build — is almost finished, and Extell's Nordstrom Tower will eventually rise a vertigo-inducing 1,775 feet (including the tower's spire), making it the tallest residential building in the world.<p>There are also …

New York City

Drake Disses Macklemore At The ESPYS, Mocks His Music And Grammy Win

Drake hosted the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, July 16, and took the opportunity to publicly diss Macklemore in an original song called "Honorable Mentions/Side Pieces."<p>As you may recall, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis swept the rap categories at the Grammy Awards last January, picking up statues for …

andrew kaczynski🤔 auf Twitter: "The front page of every Ohio newspaper: http://t.co/1Rn48iN6zH"

Neue Unterhaltung<p>Ende der Unterhaltung<p>Antwort an @<b>KFILE</b><p>Wow RT @<b>BuzzFeedAndrew</b>: The front page of every Ohio newspaper: pic.twitter.com/cSgWyBzdif”<p>0 …

Cyclist Steamrolls Spectator During Tour De France (GIF)

The Tour de France is barely underway, and cyclists have already had enough of fans inching as close as they can to course in the hopes of snapping photographs. After all, that impulse can be really dangerous, as one spectator found out the hard way during the Tour's second stage on Sunday.<p>(GIF via …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and hole-in-one in one swing

ULTIMATE SPORTS PLAY.<p>I don't know why there's a baseball-sized hole behind the right field wall at Camden Yards, but I do know Brandon Moss nailed it with a grand slam on Sunday. The ball soars over the wall, bounces a few time, then just peaces out:<p>Please don't fix the hole. Instead, place a set …

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.<p>At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new …

Military

Google confirms Michigan's sadness and Georgia's passion

A few notes on this analysis of Google Trends:<p>1. This is a deeply unflattering infographic about America. By rule, it must be shared with everyone on the Internet.<p>2. Georgia, where I live, is obsessed with cooking crack, butt implants, Spanx, and divorce. Speaking as a resident: this is so accurate …

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Shares Hilarious Answers from Predraft Interviews

Teams have just over a month until the 2014 NBA draft, so they will need to do their due diligence on each prospect they are interested in—which includes holding predraft interviews.<p>If history tells us anything, it's that those interviews can have some hilariously bad answers.<p>Prospects obviously …

Basketball

Risk of nuclear accidents is rising, says report on near-misses

A report recounting a litany of near-misses in which nuclear weapons came close to being launched by mistake concludes that the risk of potentially catastrophic accidents is higher than previously thought and appears to be rising.<p>Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for …

Maldonado knocks cover off ball -- literally

PITTSBURGH -- Someday, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado will gather his grandchildren and tell them about the night he literally knocked the …

Baseball

Animatronic 'man' to test protective equipment for army

Ministry of Defence unveils 'The Porton Man', a new robot made to test anti-chemical suits and equipment for the British armed forces<p>The Ministry of Defence has invested £1.1m in a new state-of-the-art robotic mannequin that will test protective suits and equipment for the UK’s Armed Forces.<p>The …

The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a <i>Revolution</i>-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun.<p>The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of …