1. Tour de France Stage 8 Results: Lance Armstrong Crashes in Moutain Stage

    The FIFA World What? Andy Schleck, Alberto Contador, Cadel Evans, Robert Gesink, and Samuel Sanchez sprinted to a frenetic finish fit for a football stadium...

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  2. LeBron James and Tim Duncan: A Tale of Two Choices

    As LeBron James appeared on national TV to crush Cleveland fans again, his narcissistic, me-me-me show harkened a similar situation in San Antonio 10 years ago...

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  3. LeBron James' Decision To Quit On Cleveland Should Stain Him Forever

    He has been called a number of negative things in his seven-year career. LeBrick. LeAttentionWhore. LeDebacle. LeBron James earned a new nickname Thursday night when he decided to bolt for Miami: LeQuit...

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  4. Five Things The Houston Rockets Should Do With Chris Bosh off The Market

    A personalized iPad, and video pleas from Hakeem Olajuwon, George Foreman, and Andre Johnson proved inadequate. Chris Bosh might have considered Houston as a possible landing spot if Daryl Morey kidnapped him...

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  5. Tour de France Preview: 20 Riders Who Could Finish With a Yellow Jersey

    The Tour de France, the pinnacle of professional cycling, begins Saturday and continues through Sunday, July 25...

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  6. Richard Jefferson's Surprise Decision Should Spook San Antonio Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs hoped to structure their low-key summer around the expected signing of Brazilian big man Tiago Splitter. The prized 2007 first-round draft pick appears ready to leave Spain and head to South Texas to complete the Europe-to-NBA jump.

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  7. Oh My Bosh: Rockets Should Not Fret if Raptors Forward Turns Them Down

    When the clock strikes midnight on the East coast, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey will begin his public pursuit of prized free agent forward Chris Bosh, and try to convince him he can anchor the NBA's next great champion...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 6,489 reads 8 comments

  8. 2010 NBA Draft: Lots To Like in Houston's Patrick Patterson, but Will He Stay?

    The Houston Rockets unwanted trip to the lottery carried all the suspense of a Tom Cruise action flick but delivered none of the expected drama...

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  9. 2010 NBA Draft: Five Reasons to Like What the San Antonio Spurs Did

    The Spurs' 20th selection in Thursday night's NBA Draft was their highest since 1997, when they picked Tim Duncan first-overall. Duncan and David Robinson remain the lone No...

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  10. NBA Draft Preview: Texas Teams Prove That Shrewd Drafting Matters

    When David Stern approaches the podium to announce the Washington Wizards’ selection, the first of the 2010 NBA Draft, no one expects a name other than “John Wall” to come out of his mouth...

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  11. Kobe Bryant, Lakers' Championship Chase Could Get Ugly for Rest of NBA

    The reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers would not repeat flew off the sports editorial runway like planes at LAX. Ron Artest was too crazy. He took so many "what the hell were you thinking" shots that it was clear he wasn't thinking...

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  12. Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: L.A. Lands Final Punch in a Slugfest for the Ages

    So, you wanted 125-124? You wanted Kobe Bryant to score 40 points and break a triple digits tie with a leaner, or a stepback? You wanted a basketball beauty pageant? Phoenix and Orlando could have given you that...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 2,299 reads 30 comments

  13. Celtics vs. Lakers: Truth Is, Paul Pierce, Boston Need Game Seven More

    Forget ubuntu. The Los Angeles Lakers handed the Boston Celtics an ubuttkicking in an 89-67 Game Six rout on Tuesday. Doc Rivers can say this of his players: they took it together...

    Robert Kleeman Written by Robert Kleeman about over 4 years ago 1,929 reads 5 comments

  14. Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 5: Rubik's Cube, All-Kobe Bryant Offense Dooms L.A.

    One by one, in the span of 10 mesmerizing third quarter minutes, Kobe Bryant fired off shots like smart missiles. He bagged a stepback triple. Ray Allen was there. Didn't matter. He canned a floater with Kevin Garnett's hand inches way from blocking it..

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  15. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 4: Nate Robinson Goes From Satan To Savior

    Mike D'Antoni did not mince his words. He never does. The New York Knicks coach was asked how he viewed mercurial guard Nate Robinson after a practice. This after Robinson shot at an opponent's basket and sat seven straight games for his impetuosity...

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  16. Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 3: Ray Allen's Struggles Emphasize Summer Quandary

    Ray Allen curled to the left corner and found an opening to squeeze off a triple that would have trimmed a late deficit to one. The shot looked good leaving his hands. Like every other attempt on Tuesday night, it came up short...

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  17. Danny Ferry's Departure Signals Chaos, Strife in Cavaliers Organization

    Danny Ferry stood at center court three years ago and bathed in the rare jocosity of it all. On this night, miserable, cursed Cleveland fans engaged in some of the rowdiest merrymaking in Ohio's 204-year history...

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  18. Pau For Pound: Gasol Delivers L.A. Lakers' Opening Statement

    The insults pelted Pau Gasol more than any other Laker in 2008. They weren't catcalls. That wasn't good-natured ribbing. Boston fans threw rocks at the L.A. team bus as it left TD Garden...

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  19. Five Ways The NBA Postseason Will Affect This Summer's Free Agent Blitz

    These tepid NBA playoffs have produced all the excitement of a garden hose with a leak. Some viewers might prefer three hours of a light drizzle in the backyard to the three hours of dreck so common in this heralded postseason...

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  20. Phoenix Suns' Remarkable Run Provides Newest Blueprint for Success

    Kobe Bryant rose, his feet synchronized, and let it fly. He did not need to see over Grant Hill's outstretched arm to know his biggest shot of the night would drop through the net...

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  21. Ron Artest's Crazy Play Lifts Lakers

    The L.A. Lakers clinched a pivotal contest in the 2010 Western Conference Finals because Kobe Bryant airballed his potential game winning three-point try. No one predicted Game Five would end this way...

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  22. Tour de Farce: An Open Letter To Floyd Landis

    I wanted to believe you, Floyd. I promise. My word means more than yours. That arresting 2006 Tour de France victory stunned and enthralled cycling enthusiasts on every continent, ...

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  23. Will the Houston Rockets' Lottery Position Affect Their Pursuit of Chris Bosh?

    The Houston Rockets did not win the draft lottery, an outcome as surprising as traffic gridlock on the city's freeways during rush hour. The team carried a 98 percent chance of picking 14th to Secaucus...

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  24. Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak's Spain-Sized Heist Still Steals the Show

    Kobe Bryant grunted, then pumped his fists in celebration. He mouthed “yeah boi” in Grant Hill’s direction before running back on defense...

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  25. Spurs' Owner Peter Holt Should Not Regret Rare Spending Spree

    The Spurs defied the norm, bucked the trend and did the unthinkable for more than a decade. What the front office and ownership accomplished in that span, some said, was impossible...

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