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Giulio Regeni’s death reminds us no one is safe from Egypt's brutal police

Five years after custody killing triggered a revolution, our security services are as violent and unaccountable as ever<p>There is a scene filled with terrifying suspense in the 1995 French film La Haine. Police have detained two young men, having found them to be in possession of a small piece of …

Human Rights

Tim Cook says the upcoming Apple Watch will replace your car keys

With the final details about pricing and launch dates expected at Apple’s March 9 event, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared another feature being built into the watch; it could potentially replace your car keys.<p>Cook told The Telegraph that the watch was designed to replace your car keys and the key fobs …

Apple Watch

Google reverses decision to ban adult content on Blogger

Google has reversed its decision to ban sexually explicit content on Blogger, according to a post on the company's product forums by Social Product Support Manager Jessica Pelegio. Users of the blogging platform were told earlier this week that Google would no longer allow "graphic nude images or …

Josh Hamilton suffers substance-abuse relapse; MLB suspension likely

Josh Hamilton has suffered a relapse in his battle with substance abuse, and he is likely to be suspended by Major League Baseball.<p>That is where the Hamilton situation stood Friday, two days after the<p>Angelsoutfielder met with MLB officials in New York. The Angels, already preparing to open the …

Baseball

Thunder Bob: 'Just Win' Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Becomes Postseason Legend

Link to Media<p>Forget Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook and the league MVP. This is your hero, Oklahoma City.<p>Thunder fans didn’t have much hope coming into Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, but just when the night seemed darkest, a caped crusader came to their rescue.<p>This individual showed up at …

Basketball

Russell Westbrook's Stat-Stuffing Game Exactly What Thunder Need Going Forward

Link to Media<p>Game 3 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs will be remembered as the night Serge Ibaka—left for lost following a calf injury in the Western Conference Semifinals—beat back both the doubters and his team’s certain doom.<p>All the while, the demons defeated by Russell …

Russell Westbrook

Serge Ibaka Personifies Humble Heroism as OKC Thunder Beat Spurs in Game 3

Link to Media<p>OKLAHOMA CITY — No matter how many platforms flash rapid-fire highlights at us in our fast-food lives, no matter that the NBA MVP plays on the same team, no matter that the San Antonio Spurs still have a pretty good chance at winning it all, the meaning of playing in pain resonates …

Basketball

How Serge Ibaka went from 'done for the season' to playoff savior for the Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY – When the Oklahoma City Thunder gathered to leave on their charter flight to San Antonio on the eve of the Western Conference finals, …

Back home and fully loaded, Thunder have new life in West finals

The Oklahoma City Thunder finally found like in this series behind the return of Serge Ibaka and the improved play of their role players.<p><b>More: OKC</b> …

Basketball

Caron Butler Nails 3 and 'Makes a Call,' Possibly to Hasheem Thabeet

Link to Media<p>Caron Butler drained a big three in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Game 3 matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs. Immediately after, he gestured that he was taking a call.<p>Link to Media<p>But who was on the other end?<p>Who, on Earth, are you calling Caron Butler? …

Basketball

Serge Ibaka gives Thunder boost

The Oklahoma City Thunder have made it a 2-1 series, thanks to Serge Ibaka's return.<p><b>More Game 3: Court Vision | Spurs rely on Manu | OKC has new …

Scott Brooks

2014 NBA Draft: Who should the Thunder target?

Here we go again.<p>The Cavaliers have, once again, overcome the odds and won the NBA Draft Lottery. This did not particularly make me happy. It …

Without bench help, Durant and Russ can't dominate

There was a point early in the season when it felt like the Oklahoma City Thunder were a really deep team. Deep enough that, in fact, they didn't …

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Videos<p>Apr 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM<p>Why Charlize Theron Has Considered Leaving the U.S. for the Sake of Her Black Children<p>Videos<p>Apr 14, 2018 @ 5:30 PM<p>Was …

32 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds for @jharden13 & 21 points and 8 rebounds for Josh Smith in his @houstonrockets debut, a 117-111 OT victory over the @memgrizz.

Rockets' Josh Smith Experiment Starts Out Right and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

Link to Media<p>Josh Smith's debut with the Houston Rockets was an unequivocal success, and he actually had a lot to do with it. Seeing his first action since the Detroit Pistons waived him earlier this week, the 29-year-old tallied 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists in Friday night's 117-111 …

Basketball

Westbrook leads Thunder to win over Hornets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder coach Scott Brooks was worried his team would be tired after a tough win in San Antonio a night earlier.<p>Not a …

Rondo, Nowitzki carry Mavs past Lakers, 102-98

DALLAS (AP) -- Rajon Rondo is learning to play with his new Dallas teammates, and Dirk Nowitzki is trying to play through a stomach ailment that …

Blazers dominate 76ers with 3-pointer as primary weapon | Reuters

Blazers dominate 76ers with 3-pointer as primary weapon<p>PORTLAND — Without three key frontcourt players — LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman — the Portland Trail Blazers backed up behind the 3-point line and fired away without a second thought Friday.<p>The Blazers matched a franchise …

Rockets top Grizzlies in overtime in Smith's debut

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Josh Smith immediately paid dividends for the Houston Rockets, while the Memphis Grizzlies remained spiraling on their longest …

Faried grabs 25 rebounds as Denver beats Minnesota 106-102

DENVER (AP) -- Kenneth Faried's little heart-to-heart talk with coach Brian Shaw is paying off for the Denver Nuggets.<p>Faried had a career-high 25 …

How Much Better Will the Detroit Pistons Be Without Josh Smith?

Link to Media<p>It's not at all uncommon for a breakup to benefit both parties. If the circumstances of a given union are so dire as to even consider a split, chances are, that relationship wasn't going to last in any healthy way anyway.<p>To that end, the expensive divorce the Detroit Pistons arranged …

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/14: Video Highlights, Recap

Link to Media<p>The Portland Trail Blazers looked to keep their recent run of form rolling on Friday night when they took on the Philadelphia 76ers. The Blazers had won six of their last seven and faced a struggling Sixers squad that had won two straight, its longest such streak of the season.

Basketball

Josh Smith's debut is a success in Rockets win

The Houston Rockets' decision to add Josh Smith earlier this week earned mixed reviews. While Smith has had an impressive career as a whole, his …

Is Klay Thompson Deserving of an All-Star Selection This Season?

Link to Media<p>Klay Thompson is putting in a strong bid to win an All-Star selection this season in a field of powerhouse guards. He is already in possession of an NBA Western Conference Player of the Week award, and he is near the top of the leaderboard in a few statistical categories.<p>But, is he …

Basketball

NBA scores 2014: James Harden, Josh Smith lead Rockets over Grizzlies and 3 other things we learned Friday

James Harden continued his phenomenal season, leading the Rockets to an overtime win in Josh Smith's debut with the team, plus three other things we learned Friday night.<p>James Harden knows how to get a bucket. After Vince Carter hit a deep three to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 104-102 lead over the …

Kobe Bryant Responds To Heckling Fan (VIDEO)

Kobe Bryant knows how to shut up trash-talking fans even when he’s not playing. During Friday’s game in Dallas, the Laker legend calmly turned around …