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  • The Jeremy Lin Show goes global (+video)

    Jeremy Lin isn't just big in the Big Apple. Jeremy Lin is emerging as a star in Canada, Britain, Taiwan and China.

  • Global News Blog Knicks fans in Taiwan? Yes, thanks to Jeremy Lin.

    'Linsanity' about Jeremy Lin has spread to Taiwan, where his parents were born. Fans are watching New York Knicks games live – at 8 a.m. local time mid week.

  • Linsanity? NBA's first Asian-American is the talk of NYC (+video)

    Linsanity? The red-hot performance of Harvard grad Jeremy Lin, the fist Asian-American NBA player, is generating a 'Linsanity' buzz among fans, basketball players and experts.

  • Now that the Super Bowl's over, a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

    A veteran Monitor observer of the sports scene offers his two cents worth on the NFL's ultimate contest in a missive to the commissioner.

  • Michael Vick, Tiger Woods among US's most disliked athletes

    Michael Vick has helped the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles get to the playoffs. But Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, and other athletes are some of the most disliked pro athletes in the US, according to a recent study.

  • Tim Thomas: Six other athletes who snubbed the White House

    Not that many Americans have the opportunity to be on the White House guest list. Here's a list of athletes who have snubbed US presidents.

  • Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

    First test: See how you do with this book.

  • Costa Concordia owner offers refunds, but gets low marks for response

    Costa Concordia survivors will get full refunds, plus travel and lodging costs covered. But Costa Concordia owner Carnival Corp. faces criticism for its handling of the tragedy.

  • How five websites are protesting SOPA

    Five major websites will go dark on Wednesday protesting two Congressional bills, which critics argue could curtail Internet and free speech.    If passed, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, would allow the US government to seek a court order and even shut down websites that contain content or links to unauthorized copyrighted content.  Moreover, advertisers and Internet service providers would be banned from doing business with transgressors.Proponents of the legislation include companies that are trying to protect their copyrights, such as the Motion Picture Association of America, The NBA, Pfizer, Nike, L'Oreal, as well as the US Chamber of Commerce, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the US Conference of Mayors.However,  voices of opposition include Internet giants Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Mozilla, and Wikipedia – who say that the proposed laws constitute a First Amendment violation, promote censorship, and harm the democratic flow of information.  Check out how five major websites plan to protest SOPA and PIPA:

  • NFL playoffs: When offenses shine, fans tune in

    NFL playoffs are full of big passing games and weak defensive squads. It's easier for fans to cheer champion quarterbacks than defensive squads in the NFL playoffs.