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With Series-Winning Shot, Damian Lillard Leaves No Doubt He's a Killer

PORTLAND, Ore. — A long time ago, when Michael Jordan wasn't finished with his final comeback yet, Kobe Bryant sat in the Rose Garden in Portland and said, "There are only two killers in this league."<p>Jordan's 51 now, a fat cat on the sidelines owning a team. Bryant hasn't made a playoff appearance …

Basketball

LaMarcus Aldridge wants to sign extension with Blazers

Portland's star big man is happy where he is.<p>Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge doesn't want to go anywhere. He's said all season that he's happy with the moves the front office has made -- and, at No. 2 in the Western Conference standings, how could he not be? -- and, in a …

Dennis Allen Retained as Head Coach of Oakland Raiders

After a disappointing 2013 campaign, the Oakland Raiders have decided to retain head coach Dennis Allen.<p>ESPN's Paul Gutierrez was first to report the news:<p>Steve Corkran of the <i>Contra Costa Times</i> confirmed the report:<p>Allen was hired after spending a decade as a defensive coach for the Atlanta …

Football (U.S.)

Breakdown: How Blazers hit 21 threes in blowout win against Bobcats

The Trail Blazers went above and beyond their usual barrage from behind the arc on Thursday night. Here, we take a look at how Terry Stotts' squad rained down on a good defensive team in Charlotte.<p>Known for their offensive attack, the Portland Trail Blazers took it to one of the best defensive …

Charles Woodson on Raiders defense: We peed down our legs

The Jets scored a season-high 37 points on Sunday and Raiders safety Charles Woodson has an explanation for why that happened, 'We basically peed …

Raiders vs. Jets: Breaking Down Oakland's Game Plan

The Oakland Raiders face an uphill battle in their Week 14 game against the New York Jets, and it’s not just because the Jets have the NFL’s top-ranked run defense. Dennis Allen’s team hasn’t won in the Eastern time zone since 2009 and may be without its top two running backs for the game.<p>Darren …

Football (U.S.)

Why LeBron James likely won't win NBA MVP this year

This year's NBA MVP Award probably will go to someone other than LeBron James.<p>That is not because his regular season performance will be anything but utter domination, and it is not because the Miami Heat are poised for an organizational implosion. It's because this year he doesn't have the most …

Allen Iverson's No. 3 To Be Retired By 76ers On March 1, 2014

The Philadelphia 76ers have an answer for those asking what to do on the night of March 1, 2014. Allen Iverson's No. 3 will be formally retired when the 76ers host the Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center.<p>The No. 1 overall selection in the 1996 NBA Draft, the diminutive Iverson joined the Sixers out …

WATCH: Paralympian surprised by Bo Jackson on 'Arsenio'

A paralympian was given the surprise of a lifetime Monday night.<p>Growing up, paralympian Blake Leeper idolized former NFL and MLB star Bo Jackson. …

Philadelphia 76ers retiring Allen Iverson's No. 3 jersey

Allen Iverson's killer crossover and slick scoring made his No. 3 jersey ubiquitous throughout eastern Pennsylvania in the late 1990s and early 2000s.<p>Now, the Philadelphia 76ers will ensure one of their greatest players' number is on display in perpetuity.<p>Iverson's jersey and number will be retired …

Portland Trail Blazers Using iPads for in-Game Adjustments

We finally have the secret behind the Portland Trail Blazers' stunning success at the beginning of the 2013-14 season.<p>Is it the change in defensive strategy, one that has the team ignoring shots at the rim in favor of completely shutting down the perimeter while holding teams to just 97.6 point per …

Basketball

Titans vs. Raiders 2013 picks and predictions: Tennessee getting love

In a must-win for both teams, it will likely be a battle to see which quarterback makes the least mistakes.<p>The Oakland Raiders will host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at the O.co Coliseum.<p>Mocking The Draft • 2014 NFL Draft Top 100 • Projected NFL Draft order • Stock Report: Projecting the Senior …

How good are the Portland Trail Blazers?

With a revamped bench and a high-powered offense, the Blazers are riding a seven-game winning streak. Is the defense good enough to keep pace?<p>Last week, the Portland Trail Blazers held off Phoenix when Damian Lillard glided in for a layup at the buzzer. Other than Lillard's uncanny knack for doing …

DJ Hayden Injury: Updates on Raiders CB's Groin and Recovery

Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback DJ Hayden's 2013 season is officially over. The team has placed him on injured reserve as the result of a nagging groin injury that has plagued him since early November, according to <i>Contra Costa Times</i> Raiders blogger Steve Corkran via Twitter:<p>#Raiders place rookie …

Football (U.S.)

Matt McGloin named Oakland starter vs. Tennessee

The Raiders have announced McGloin will be the team's starter in Week 12.<p>Matt McGloin will start his second game for the Oakland Raiders this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, according to the Raiders' official Twitter account.<p>McGloin took over for an injured Terrelle Pryor in Week 11 and played …

Allen Iverson: I Might Not Have Played Basketball If Not for Michael Jordan

What Allen Iverson did for the game is exceptional, and fans everywhere are showing love and appreciation for the man who changed the culture of the NBA.<p>Even days after officially announcing his retirement in Philadelphia, Iverson is getting cheers in NBA arenas. AI continues to see the impact he …