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Derrick Rose is out for the season following surgery, as Chicago struggles to pick up the pieces

What was once a likelihood is now official. The Chicago Bulls have announced that Derrick Rose took the smarter, long-term route with his right knee …

A ‘Come Home LeBron’ group is attempting to inspire LeBron James to return to Cleveland with free t-shirts

Last March an attention-seeking doofus named James Blair stormed the Quicken Loans Arena floor during a Cleveland Cavaliers/Miami Heat game, and …

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Kevin Garnett's Beats by Dre Commercial Is Exactly as Wonderful as You'd Imagine

Kevin Garnett is known for his intensity.<p>That intensity was channelled into a commercial that perfectly encapsulates the Brooklyn Nets star's immense focus without him having to say a word.<p>Spotted by Next Impulse Sports' Pete Blackburn, the commercial is for the new line of noise-canceling …

Cavs Fans Create 'Come Home LeBron' Campaign to Lure James Back to Cleveland

A few Cleveland Cavaliers fans aren't taking this whole "don't get your free-agency hopes up" approach very well.<p>LeBron James is eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer, at which time Cleveland should have enough cap space to offer him a max contract.<p>In anticipation of the July Courtship, …

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday in a divisive case the state has already vowed to appeal.<p>In an opinion issued Monday, District Judge Lee Yeakel said the state's effort to regulate abortions violated the rights of doctors …

Booker wins Senate race in New Jersey - NBC Politics

Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker leaves a polling station after casting his ballot during the Senate primary election in Newark, New Jersey, October 16, 2013.<p>By Jessica L. Taylor, NBC News<p>Newark Mayor Cory Booker will soon be headed to Washington as the next New Jersey senator.<p>The …

LeBron Goes on Defensive in Response to Peers' Skepticism of His Clutch Factor

LeBron James can't win.<p>Not literally, of course. All James has done over the past two seasons is collect a pair of MVP awards and two championship rings. In that important sense, he's done more winning than anyone.<p>But among critics—and apparently, even a sampling of his fellow NBA players—he's …

Why Dwyane Wade Ceding Alpha Dog Role to LeBron James Is Win-Win for Miami Heat

There can only be one alpha dog, even on a team like the Miami Heat that prominently features a Big Three.<p>LeBron James has clearly become that No. 1 option over the last two years, and the team's success has been directly correlated to Dwyane Wade's willingness in ceding that role to his talented …

NBA

A Day at the Park With The King

through-king-eyes-day-park-king<p>Through the King's eyes<p>afternoon-park-day-park-king<p>Afternoon in the park<p>not-silly-string-day-park-king<p>Not-so-silly …

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