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  • Bill Walton: 10 quotes for his birthday

    For his 60th birthday, here are 10 quotes from the Basketball Hall of Famer.

  • How the ultra-rich plan to conquer space (+video)

    From asteroid mining to space station taxis, a handful of billionaires have big plans for the final frontier. 

  • NBA lockout analysis: Blame the owners

    NBA lockout means fewer games for fans. So who's the problem in this NBA lockout? Looking at you, owners.
    10/25/2011 01:34 pm

  • Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.
    06/16/2011 06:15 pm

  • NBA playoffs: Who’s the best in the West? Mavericks take on the Thunder

    NBA playoffs: The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center. Game 1 of the NBA playoffs best-of-seven Western Conference finals starts at 9 p.m., Eastern time.
    05/17/2011 05:59 pm

  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks: In Big D, that's D for determination

    The Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of their NBA Western Division playoff series. What must the Lakers do to win? The game starts Wednesday 10:30 p.m. Eastern time.
    05/04/2011 06:53 pm

  • Portland Trail Blazers look for home cooking against Dallas Mavericks

    The Portland Trail Blazers hope to fight off elimination by the Dallas Mavericks tonight in Game Six of their best-of-seven NBA Western Division playoff series at Portland's Rose Garden Arena. 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, TNT.
    04/28/2011 07:21 pm

  • NBA playoffs: Grizzlies look to claw past Spurs to reach Round 2

    NBA playoffs: The Memphis Grizzlies visit the San Antonio Spurs tonight for Game 5 of their best-of-seven NBA Western Conference playoff series.
    04/27/2011 06:39 pm

  • Linda McMahon, NBA's Bradley lose elections

    Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment who presented herself as a shrewd businesswoman, was beaten for the US Senate seat by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
    11/03/2010 10:33 am

  • 10 of the closest statewide races heading into Election 2010

    Election 2010 has no shortage of nail-biters. According to The Cook Political Report, eight Senate races and – amazingly – 17 gubernatorial races remain toss-ups. While this list leaves off a few of those (the Senate races in Washington, Alaska, and Kentucky, for instance), here’s what’s going on in 10 of the closest statewide elections:
    10/26/2010 10:24 am

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