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Yao Ming Sitting by Agent at 2014 NBA All-Star Game Leads to Hilarious Photo

Yao Ming makes NBA players look short. When he sits by an average-sized human, he has the ability to make him or her look extremely tiny.<p>Ming stands at 7'6", so practically everyone he encounters is smaller than him. His agent is certainly no exception.<p>Take a look at Ming sitting next to his agent, …

Basketball

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Doc Rivers Honored by Celtics in Boston Return

Doc Rivers, who coached the Boston Celtics from 2004 through the 2012-13 season and won an NBA championship along the way, was honored with a video tribute in his return to Boston Wednesday night as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>Rivers responded by acknowledging the crowd of grateful …

Basketball

Avery Bradley is mixing magic with basketball

The Celtics' guard tosses up a prayer, and apparently someone was there to answer it.<p>Things aren't going all that well for the Boston Celtics this season, so Avery Bradley has resorted to the "if all else fails, just throw the ball up in the air and maybe it'll go in" strategy. And, hey, it …

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Rose needs surgery on torn right meniscus

LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose had so looked forward to the warm embrace that awaited him on Sunday.<p>With friends and family looking on from where he makes his offseason home, Rose was scheduled to play the Clippers in a matinee at the Staples Center. That's mere miles from where he spent so many …

Xbox One vs. PS4: A Guide to Making the Toughest Gaming Decision in Years

It was 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, MTV had just launched and choosing a video game system was easy. The Atari 2600 was the best and most …

Ronald Reagan

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target Black Friday game deals revealed

Retailers Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target have announced their spread of Black Friday gaming deals, joining GameStop and Toys R Us, which disclosed their promotions earlier. Hardware and software deals abound at all three retailers, though shoppers hunting for an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 should …

Brandon Jennings Throws Insane Alley-Oop off Backboard to Andre Drummond

The dunks came fast and furious Sunday night at the Staples Center.<p>This one is just crazy: Detroit Pistons forward Andre Drummond rips the ball from the Lakers’ Jordan Hill and throws it ahead to a streaking Brandon Jennings.<p>Then, Jennings does this:<p>Link to Media<p>What?!<p>Let's take a closer look:<p>Dude.

Basketball

Jason Babin ripped out Andre Ellington's dreadlocks

The main peril of having long hair in the NFL is that it’s completely legal for opposing players to tackle players with the manes that flow from beneath the helmet. And though the hair-tackle has happened to guys like Troy Polamalu and Ricky Williams, it’s hard to remember a player ever having his …

Nelson Mandela remains in stable but critical condition

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who was hospitalised for nearly three<br>months earlier this year with a lung infection, remains in stable but critical condition, the government said on Monday.<p>“The health of the former President remains much the same… which is stable but critical,” the …

Nikola Vucevic's Monster Night Hints at Bright Future for Orlando Magic

The Los Angeles Clippers came into Orlando on Wednesday night with a lot of publicity, a pair of convincing blowouts over the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors and a devastating frontcourt consisting of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.<p>And Nikola Vucevic's Orlando Magic did not care one …

NBA

David Ortiz's Phenomenal Career Of Big-Game Performances Captured In One Chart

If it's a playoff game, or the Sox are facing the Yankees, Ortiz is probably crushing the ball.<p>Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is no stranger to playoff drama, but his World Series MVP-winning performance against the Cardinals was fantastic even by his standards. Ortiz went 11-for-16 with 2 home runs, …

Science! This is Why Hot Water Can Freeze Faster Than Cold Water

Last week researchers at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore proposed what might be the most plausible explanation yet for the Mpemba effect [PDF].<p>You've probably heard before that hot water freezes faster than cold water—that's the …

Where to Eat (and Drink and Sleep) in Boston

Next time you're in Boston, feel free to skip the clam chowder. Here are the best new spots to hit.<p>Next time you're in Boston, feel free to skip the clam chowder. You won't even miss it, because it's a beyond-exciting time to be a discerning diner in this historic city. Small, chef-owned …

New England

That didn't take long: Google Nexus 5 sells out within minutes

Just minutes after Google announced and released the Nexus 5, its online store sold out of the black 16-gigabyte version of the smartphone.<p>Google announced the long-awaited device Thursday morning. The new gadget features a near 5-inch full 1080p HD screen and is lighter as well as slimmer than its …

Game 6 in Pictures

Boston celebrates World Series win

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have won three World Series in the past decade -- but not since the days of Babe Ruth had Boston won a Fall Classic in its …

Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer confirms game is 720p on Xbox One; 1080p on PlayStation 4

Call of Duty: Ghosts will run at 60 frames per second on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The modern-military shooter will not, however, run at the same resolution on both next-gen systems.<p>In a Twitter message today, Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts …

Red Sox Win World Series

Allen Iverson officially retires

PHILADELPHIA -- Saying he's lost his desire to play, Allen Iverson formally announced his retirement from basketball Wednesday.<p>Iverson last played in …

7 Terrifying Facts About Halloween Candy

You're not likely to chomp down any razor blades, but that doesn't mean trick-or-treating won't kill you.

World Series Game 6: Most expensive baseball tickets in history

The secondary market for tickets to Wednesday's match-up at Fenway has reached record levels.<p>The secondary market for postseason ticket sales is always a lucrative business, but Game 6 of the World Series is establishing new highs for baseball.<p><b>More World Series:</b> 'Angry Red Sox Dad' is …

Charles Barkley: LeBron James Not In My Top 5 NBA Players All-Time

In Charles Barkley's eyes, LeBron James still has some work to do. On the day before the 2013-14 NBA season-opener, the Hall of Famer told Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated that the four-time NBA MVP hasn't cracked his list of top five players of all time.<p>"I have Michael [Jordan] at No. 1. …

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Game 5 in Pictures

Why Babies In Arabic-Speaking Households Learn Some Numbers Faster

What language you hear growing up--Arabic and Slovenian are especially good--affects how you learn to count.<p>Don't tell that hyper-competitive parent friend of yours. English-speaking toddlers learn the idea of the number one faster than Japanese- and Chinese-speaking kids, while Slovenian-speaking …

Language Learning