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  • NBA preseason canceled as contract talks end

    NBA preseason lost, first two weeks of season now in jeopardy. League cancelled NBA preseason after union rejected 50-50 revenue split.
    10/05/2011 09:32 am

  • NBA lockout: a meeting, but no deal

    NBA lockout still on after players, owners fail to reach agreement. NBA lockout threatens to cut into season.
    10/01/2011 09:55 pm

  • Kobe Bryant being courted by Italian club Virtus Bologna

    Kobe Bryant: An anonymous source tells The Associated Press that 'an Italian brand well known around the world' is prepared to provide cash for the deal.
    09/26/2011 11:56 am

  • Yao Ming, Richard Branson team up to stop shark fin trade

    Yao Ming and Richard Branson are teaming up to help put an end to the cruel trade of shark fins for use primarily in shark fin soups in China.
    09/24/2011 12:24 am

  • Metta World Peace: Ron Artest changes name to better the world

    Metta World Peace is now officially Ron Artest's new name. Mr. World Peace's name change was initially delayed due to outstanding traffic tickets.
    09/17/2011 02:34 am

  • Chapter & Verse 'Rogue': Is Sarah Palin book too sleazy?

    Joe McGinniss's Sarah Palin book, 'Rogue,' isn't even out till next week but the flaming headlines are already in place.
    09/15/2011 01:27 pm

  • Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace and Chaz Bono will join the cast for Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The entire cast was revealed by America's Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Dancing with the Stars Season 7 champion Brooke Burke, who co-hosted Monday night's announcement at the end of an episode of the reality TV show "Bachelor Pad." DWTS pairs celebrities with professional dancers (and choreographers) who perform in front of a panel of the three judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers can vote for their favorite dancing couples. Last season's winner was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and professional dancer Kym Johnson. Six of the past 12 DWTS winners have been athletes. The DWTS head of casting says, “There are some strong personalities [in Season 13]," USA today reports, "Any time it gets people talking, obviously that's a good thing. It gets people watching. This first show is definitely going to be water-cooler talk." The show opens on Sept. 19. Who are the DWTS Season 13 contestants?
    08/30/2011 02:39 pm

  • LeBron James gets dunked on in Taiwan. Was he going easy on them? (VIDEO)

    LeBron James recently traveled to Taiwan, where he took to the court with some local players. One got the chance to defend LeBron James and took him to the hoop.
    08/17/2011 11:22 am

  • "Once Upon a River," by Bonnie Jo Campbell

    Campbell's plucky heroine, Margo, carves out her own epic on the Stark and Kalamazoo rivers.
    07/26/2011 06:29 pm

  • Obama holds another town hall on debt ceiling: How much is too much?

    President Obama runs the risk of overexposure, not to mention alienating his base, if he keeps holding public chats about compromise on the debt ceiling. But he's got his reasons for being so vocal.
    07/22/2011 04:27 pm

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