| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:04 AM
(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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:33 PM
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.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Apparently LeBron James couldn't come up with the speaker's fee, so he didn't get his private audience with Pat Riley. Instead, he found himself, like many, as just another spectator.
That's what made Riley's season-ending Miami Heat soliloquy...
| Jun 18, 2014
The odes began late Sunday night, interrupted only by Monday's grand theater between the U.S. and Ghana. And how richly deserved they were. The San Antonio Spurs' NBA championship, their dominance of the Miami Heat, commitment to team and reversal of last...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:58 PM
After the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 Finals, Tim Duncan stopped to console LeBron James in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena. Duncan placed a hand on his vanquished counterpart's shoulder and delivered what began as a...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Gregg Popovich didn't want to talk about milestones, not on this night.
Neither, for that matter, did his power forward who on Thursday became the both all-time NBA playoff leader in minutes played and in playoff double-doubles.
After the Spurs' 107-...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: adds info to second graf Spurs 107, Heat 86
MIAMI -- The hot-shooting San Antonio Spurs moved within one win of their fifth NBA title since 1999, defeating the Miami Heat 107-86...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Spurs rout Heat again, take commanding 3-1 lead
MIAMI -- Before the NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan said, "We're going to do it this time."
Maybe Duncan was right.
The hot-shooting Spurs moved to within one win of their fifth NBA...