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  • ASK IRA: Was LeBron's move about more than going home?

    ASK IRA: Was LeBron's move about more than going home?
    Q: The thing I don't understand is the concept of going home. Earvin Magic Johnson grew up in Michigan and played his professional career in Los Angeles; Larry Bird, raised in Indiana and played in Boston; Michael Jordan was from North Carolina and played in Chicago. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was New York and played in Milwaukee/Los Angeles. Very rarely does a player play in the same area/city they grew up in.  We all applaud LeBron James, but something deeper is going on. -- Stuart.
  • Factbox: LeBron James returning to Cleveland

    (Reuters) - Brief profile of LeBron James, who on Friday announced he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers:Born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio (age 29) Height: six feet eight inches, 250 lbs (113 kilograms) Drafted first overall by...

    World Cup hits sweet spot in changing Orlando, U.S.

    World Cup hits sweet spot in changing Orlando, U.S.
    The World Cup remains red-hot as a global phenomenon, but in Orlando reaction to this year's soccer tournament reveals a changing culture and a booming audience bolstered by nationalism, technology and the sport's personalities. Shawn Bartelt has...

    Who leads the sports pack after the NFL?

     Who leads the sports pack after the NFL?
    OK, what do we talk about now? Uh, how 'bout them Jags? No, nevermind, but the truth is that our national infatuation with soccer and its World Cup quietly died when the United States was eliminated. Wait! Put down those tweets, soccer fans. It...

    Steinberg: With free agency underway - what is the Lakers' plan?

    They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on. Jerry West,...