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2 hrs ago | The News Tribune

LeBron James wows fans in Hong Kong

The Cleveland Cavaliers star helped run some local fans through basketball drills in the former British colony on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Summer Olympic

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The London Free Press

Canadian basketball players fire back after ESPN commentator's harsh words

American provocateur Jason Whitlock got his desired result Tuesday, when he said Canadian athletes - and Vaughan's Andrew Wiggins in particular - "perhaps don't want it as much as some of the Europeans and certainly the American players."

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Kobe Bryant, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

CBS Local

Chargers Cut Banged-Up Linebacker, Former 1st Round Pick Larry English

Outside linebacker Larry English #51 of the San Diego Chargers rushes quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders after getting past tackle Matt McCants #73 in the third quarter on October 06, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro

Examiner.com

Butler and McDermott named to USA Select Team

After a stellar Summer League showing, Doug McDermott will join Jimmy Butler as two of the 13 players selected for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler, NBA Players, Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Star Tribune

Tuesday (Coach K would trade for Kevin Love) edition: Wha' Happened?

This story came out yesterday - insomuch as you can call something a college basketball coach said on a radio program a "story" - and we hesitated about posting on it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Anthony Bennett, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players

The Columbus Dispatch

Pressure to win not new for Cavaliers coach

J.R. Holden was furious with himself as he headed to the bench for a timeout. It was late in the finals of EuroBasket 2007 - the tournament to determine the championship of Europe - and Holden, a naturalized Russian, was wondering whether his citizenship might be revoked.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Jose Calderon, LeBron James

CBS Local

Parents, Coaches Support New California Law Limiting Full-Contact Football Practices

Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol's former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), California High School Football, High School Football

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

LeBron James begins tour of China

The Cleveland Cavaliers' star was greeted by pianist Lang Lang at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing in front of hundreds of basketball fans.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Sports Collectors Daily

1869 Peck & Snyder Card Helps Lauch H&S Auction

Huggins and Scott's fourth Masterpiece Auction of 2014 got underway Monday with an 1869 Peck and Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings team card among the hundreds of items up for bid.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kobe Bryant, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Daily Mail

Thousands of screaming basketball fans mob LeBron James as he makes ...

'I hope you can look in the mirror you monster': Dutch father who lost his only child on MH17 pens heart-wrenching open letter blaming Putin 'I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul': Joe Biden relives the moment he came face to face with Vladimir Putin 'MH17 lost speed, altitude and veered 14km off course before being tailed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

VentureBeat

NBA star Carmelo Anthony turns investor, co-founds M7 Tech Partners

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/21/nba-star-carmelo-anthony-turns-investor-co-founds-m7-tech-partners/ Athletes need a fallback plan once their bodies can no longer compete, and for former pro basketball player Carmelo Anthony, it's investing in tech startups.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

The Independent

LeBron James plays the proud father as he watches nine-year-old son play basketball

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Miami Heat, LeBron James, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

WLBT-TV Jackson

US chooses 19 players for men's basketball roster

Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions were among the 19 players selected Monday for this summer's U.S. national team roster.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant

WLBT-TV Jackson

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Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Anderson Varejao, Summer Olympic

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

David J. Neal: LeBron's decision, like sports in general, takes us back to our youth

Workers in the mixing room blend various spices to create Badia products. Miami-based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, LeBron James, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics)

Pounding the Rock

The Real MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals is...

For those of you unfamiliar with Game Score, it's another stat developed by John Hollinger, designed to "...give a rough measure of a player's productivity for a single game."

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Manu Ginobili, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tim Duncan, NBA Players, Tony Parker

The Independent

Inside Lines: Hugh Robertson the ideal candidate to lead BOA if Lord Coe moves on

The former Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson, who quit his new role as Minister of State at the Foreign Office in the Government reshuffle, seems certain to land a top job in sport should he decide to quit politics.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Summer Olympic, Luol Deng

Erie Times News

Schimmel's 29 leads East to OT win in WNBA All-Star Game

Shoni Schimmel scored an All-Star Game record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tamika Catchings, Cappie Pondexter (2008 Beijing Olympics), Lisa Leslie (2008 Beijing Olympics), Lisa Leslie, Cappie Pondexter, More Sports, New York Liberty, WNBA Women's Basketball

Sat Jul 19, 2014

BleacherReport

Are OKC Thunder Getting Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook the Help They Need?

The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter next season with an improved roster, but even with the addition of Anthony Morrow , is Oklahoma City doing all it can to get better? The Thunder offense lacked shooting from the outside last year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball, Russell Westbrook, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Jeremy Lamb, Kendrick Perkins, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

The Arizona Republic

Young: It's showtime for Shoni Schimmel

Shoni Schimmel is the first rookie named MVP in the All-Star Game, but she's been a most valuable person for Native Americans for quite a while.

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Related Topix: Sports, Diana Taurasi, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Angel McCoughtry, Tamika Catchings, Angel Mccoughtry

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Olympic Medal Count

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1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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