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Kobe Bryant vs. Julius Erving: 5 Days of Black Mamba Birthday Comparisons

<i>Editor's note: Kobe Bryant turns 35 on August 23. To commemorate the Los Angeles Lakers legend's big day, we're seeing how his career stacks up next to five NBA luminaries, be they current Hall of Famers or those in the making. Check out Part 1 here.</i><p>Today, in the second of our five-part series, …

Power Ranking the NBA Teams by Young Talent

One of the most exciting things about watching the NBA is discovering and enjoying its emerging young talent.<p>Right now, the league is flush with world-class athletes who are still in the early stages of their careers, as many of them have barely finished their teenage years.<p>Some are already …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

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Bombing suspect in custody

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts -- A university student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was captured hiding out in a boat parked in a backyard Friday …

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Report: Mike Brown open to Cavs

CLEVELAND -- Mike Brown's five successful seasons as Cavaliers coach ended awkwardly, with neither side certain it was the right move for him to be …

Derrick Rose doubtful to return

NEW YORK -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday that Derrick Rose, who did not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals …

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Steve Nash plans to play in Game 1

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash plans to play in Game 1 of the team's playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs on …

Best Buds: Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky Talk Upcoming Tour

In 2013 rap’s dividing lines have disintegrated. Bitter battles over regionalism are a thing of the past, fans no longer have to opt for either …

Kendrick Lamar Reveals good kid, m.A.A.d city World Tour Dates

Our boy Kendrick Lamar has been pretty busy as of late. Despite his extensive touring, it’s been announced that he’ll be embarking on his own …

Preview: Ciara “Body Party”

Ciara brings her personal love life to the big screen in her upcoming “Body Party” video. The R&B singer gives us a sneak peek with a 33-second …

Joey Bada$$ Announces New Project and Posthumous Capital STEEZ Album

Joey Bada$$ hopped on his Twitter account this weekend to break some news about his release schedule. He has plans to drop a follow-up to <i>1999</i> …

Resident Evil: Down With the Sickness

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

Kobe only looking up at three now. #vino #GoLakers

Kobe Bryant fourth on scoring list

SACRAMENTO -- Move over Big Dipper. Make way for the Black Mamba.<p>Kobe Bryant moved into fourth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list in the Los …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

3D pregnancy scanning - picture of the day

Report: Aaron Rodgers Close To Deal That Will Make Him The Highest-Paid Player In NFL History

Rodgers' new deal will reportedly pay him $23-25 million per year.That's a lot of money for a player who has already played through his prime years.<p>Rogers' new deal would exceed Flacco's 6-year, $126 million. At $20.1 million per year, Flacco's deal was just slightly larger than Drew Brees 5-year, …

Philadelphia Eagles Trade Fullback Stanley Havili to Indianapolis Colts

The Philadelphia Eagles traded starting fullback to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive end Clifton Geathers, the fourth such trade the Eagles have made with Indianapolis since Ryan Grigson became the Colts' general manager last year.<p>Havili, 25, was not expected to make the 2013 roster. New head …

Football (U.S.)

Oscar Pistorius faces athletics snub after bail conditions relaxed

The sporting world seemed poised to give the cold shoulder to Oscar Pistorius after a court in South Africa allowed the Olympic and Paralympic star …

Ex-Syracuse Coach Bernie Fine Will Reportedly Sue ESPN

Former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, who was fired by the university in November of 2011 amid sexual abuse allegations, is preparing to sue ESPN for defamation for its part in reporting the story, according to the Associated Press.<p>ESPN's Mark Schwarz and Arty Berko were the first …

Syracuse Orange

Surgery likely for Johan Santana

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has suffered a probable re-tear of the anterior capsule in his left shoulder and a repeat surgery is a …

Danny Granger's Absence Sets Stage for Paul George to Prove He's Real Deal

Now that Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is slated to undergo season-ending surgery on his troublesome left knee, Paul George will get his chance to solidify his claim as the Pacers' marquee player.<p>It's a good thing he's been auditioning for that role all season long.<p>Before we get into …

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