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Goalkeeper Tim Howard to take temporary break from U.S. Soccer Men's National Team

The last time an American soccer star decided to take a break from the game, he was left off the U.S. World Cup Team by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.That decision to cut Landon Donovan and instead add younger players arguably hurt the U.S. Team in Brazil when striker Jozy Altidore was injured early in the tournament.Now that the team's best World Cup performer, three-time FIFA...
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Manny Pacquiao gets reprieve from tax authorities as Philippine Supreme Court issues TRO

In a ruling that indirectly might help the Pacquiao-Mayweather pipe dream fight come to fruition,  the Philippine Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to stop the enforcement of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ruling which ordered Saranggani Congressman Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee to post a cash bond in the amount of  $74.9 million U.S. dollars, or a surety...
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Lateef Kayode and Luis Ortiz to clash in September 11 heavyweight title bout

Las Vegas will be the focus of the boxing world in September 2014, as the city will not only feature the Mayweather-Maidana rematch, its loaded undercard, and a Boxing Expo on September 13, but now will also have a second intriguing fight card just two days prior when unbeaten heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Lateef Kayode meet for a vacant belt at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.Only...
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Veteran NBA referee Dick Bavetta to retire

Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta will be retiring after 39 years of service, NBA President, Basketball Operations Rod Thorn announced today.“Dick’s dedication and commitment to his craft has been an inspiration to all NBA officials,” said Thorn. “We are grateful for his contributions to our league, and we wish him the best as he enjoys his well-earned retirement.”Bavetta...
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Reigniting the Spirit of Colorado Buffaloes football in 2014

When Hall-of-Fame Coach Bill McCartney proclaimed that “the pride and tradition of the Colorado Buffaloes will not be entrusted to the timid or the weak,” he probably did not realize at the time that his statement would become an enduring battle cry capturing the very spirit of the University's athletic programs.Since McCartney first pronounced this timeless creed, the Colorado...
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Sage Erickson wins the Super Girl Pro

Sage Erickson / Photo by: Tri LeOceanside, Calif. -- Many of the world's top female surfers converged on the waves of Oceanside this weekend to compete in the Paul Mitchell Super Girl Pro.  The event's big show of talent overcame the small waist-high waves by delivering rooster-tailed cutbacks and crowd-pumping aerials despite the less than ideal conditions of 1-3 foot waves...
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Los Angeles Dodgers trade for pitcher Kevin Correia

The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their second trade for pitching depth this week, acquiring righty Kevin Correia today from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.“Kevin gives us an additional option as a starter or long reliever,” said Dodger General Manager Ned Colleti. “He also supplies us with more veteran pitching depth for the...
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Kevin Durant withdraws from 2014 USA Basketball National Team

After Paul George suffered his horrific injury last week, it was inevitable that some NBA players were going to have second thoughts about playing for Team USA in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Today, the squad lost its most talented player, as USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced that reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) has informed...
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LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan to retire from soccer at the end of 2014 MLS season

In a bit of a surprise development considering he still has the ability to compete at a high level, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan announced today that he will retire from professional soccer following the 2014 season. Donovan, the most accomplished player in MLS and U.S. Men’s National Team history, will finish his career after 14 years in Major League Soccer.Donovan...
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Main Events signs undefeated Russian junior middleweight boxer Dmitry Mikhaylenko

Already blessed with having powerful Sergey Kovalev in its stable of fighters, Main Events has inked  yet another Russian talent in Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (17-0, 6 KO's) who it hopes can duplicate Kovalev's success."First of all I would like to thank Main Events for giving me this opportunity and trusting in me," said Mikhaylenko.  "I...
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Los Angeles Dodgers acquire starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez

It's not quite David Price, but the Los Angeles Dodgers nevertheless received some help today for the back end of their starting rotation, acquiring right-handed pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for two players to be named or cash considerations.“Roberto provides us with another big league starting pitcher, who has pitched well this year...
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Cleveland Cavaliers sign shooters Mike Miller and James Jones

Slowly but surely, the Cleveland Cavaliers are building up LeBron James' new supporting cast, as the team has signed free agent swingmen Mike Miller and James Jones, General Manager David Griffin announced today.Both players are excellent three-point shooters who can space the floor for James and point guard Kyrie Irving.  Moreover, both Miller and Jones have experience and...
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San Antonio Spurs make history with hiring of assistant coach Becky Hammon

As a small market team with fewer financial resources than its big market competitors, the Popovich-era San Antonio Spurs have always had to think outside the box in order to remain among the NBA's elite.  Today, the franchise known for acquiring its talent in the untapped markets overseas, has now  perhaps made another shrewd moved by hiring WNBA veteran Becky Hammon as an...
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Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw named NL Pitcher of the Month, Matt Kemp named NL Player of the Week

With improved play and better health, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally have climbed atop the National League West ahead of the San Francisco Giants.  Today, two of the team's chief contributors during the team's recent uptick were honored, as starter Clayton Kershaw was voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for July, and outfielder Matt Kemp was named National League...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Showtime returns, at least for one day

Jamaal Wilkes (far left), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Byron Scott (center)Magic Johnson and Mitch Kupchak (far left) at Lakers press conferencePhoto by Oliver PetalverEl Segundo, CA - Byron Scott introduction as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday had a distinctively nostalgic feel, perhaps in no small part because former “Showtime” teammates and Hall of Famers...
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Broadcasting legend Vin Scully will return to LA Dodgers booth in 2015

Iconic Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully yesterday announced his return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 66th season in 2015. The announcement was made by several Dodger players on Dodger Vision during the team's game against the Atlanta Braves.“It is very difficult to say goodbye,” said Scully. “God willing I will be back next year. Over the years I...
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Los Angeles Lakers finally hire Byron Scott to be head coach

After weeks of delay and speculation, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally hired a head coach, inking former Showtime Laker Byron Scott to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $17 million over 4 years.Unlike in-over-their-heads predecessors Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni, Scott is the...
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Los Angeles Lakers sign forward Wesley Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed athletic free agent forward and former lottery pick Wesley Johnson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is for one year at the league minimum.The 6'7" Johnson is an outstanding leaper who can finish on the break and hit his fair share of spot-up treys.  Despite such potential...
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Inter Milan defeats Real Madrid in International Champions Cup

Berkeley, Calif. --  The International Champions Cup tournament has returned to the United States this summer with the likes of Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Liverpool showcasing their teams.  On Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid and Inter Milan faced off at Cal Berkeley Memorial Stadium in the first game of the tournament for the two teams, both of whom are in...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love withdraws from 2014 USA Basketball National Team

Just one day after Blake Griffin officially withdrew from Team USA's 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup squad, another elite power forward followed suit, as Kevin Love informed USA Basketball Director Jerry Colangelo that because of his current status he will be unavailable to participate with the National Team this summer.By his "status" one can assume Love means the ongoing...
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Receiver Jordy Nelson signs extension with Green Bay Packers

In a move that should make star quarterback Aaron Rodgers very happy, Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson announced today that the team has signed wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is with $39 million over 4 years and includes an $11.5 million signing bonus.In 2013, Nelson posted career highs with 85 receptions...
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Byron Scott is absolutely the right choice for the Lakers

Multiple reports have come out that Byron Scott has been offered the Lakers head coaching job and that the two sides are in negotiations regarding the terms of the contract.The general feeling among a surprising amount of the public and media is that Scott is at worst a bad selection, and at best, a safe but uninspired choice. Even some of Scott’s proponents have offered only qualified...
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LA Lakers sign guard Xavier Henry

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard and former first round pick Xavier Henry, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported the deal is for one year at the veteran's minimum of approximately $1 million. Henry showed an ability to score last year, despite often playing out of position at point guard.  His season was limited...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley ready to lead Bruins to a title

One would be hard-pressed to find another conference in the country capable of matching the PAC-12's talent at the quarterback position this season. Of those quarterbacks, arguably the most talented and NFL-ready is UCLA's redshirt junior Brett Hundley.Hundley is the unquestioned leader of a Bruins squad picked by the media to finish first in the PAC-12 South Division this...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Blake Griffin withdraws from 2014 USA Basketball Team, guard John Wall added

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has withdrawn from participating with the U.S. Men's National Team this summer, USA Basketball announced. Griffin has had a history of knee problems and perhaps wanted to avoid the wear and tear of an active summer with the team.  Russell Westbrook recently withdrew from the team as well.In addition, USA Basketball National Team Managing...
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