A float depicting President Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden, entitled 'Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday.
Yao Ming, China's star basketball player, incurred an injury that some say could end his season or even his career – though others with the same injury have rebounded.
Allen Iverson is perhaps the most high-profile basketball player to ditch the NBA for a team overseas, but he's not the first. Mr. Iverson on Friday signed a $4 million, two-year contract with Turkey's Besiktas Cola Turka basketball team. Click through the following slides to read about five of the most notable basketball stars who have left the NBA in recent years to play abroad.
Allen Iverson: Besiktas executive board member Seref Yalcin told the Anatolia news agency Monday the 11-time NBA All-Star was keen to play with the Istanbul team.
Looking beyond the current Lakers-Celtics NBA finals, basketball scouts are hunting for the next Pau Gasol. With the NBA's recent push into developing countries, many expect a star to rise from Africa, India, or China.
Many studies of the local economic impact of sports events are predictably biased, sometimes hugely so.
Soon-to-be free agent Dwayne Wade can talk trades with other NBA players that could land ordinary business people in jail for price fixing.
On the night of Scott Brown's historic upset to win the Massachusetts senate seat, he challenged President Obama to a basketball game.
But current finals lacks superstar matchup of Bird vs. Magic.