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The 2014-15 NBA season should be much different then last year for the LA Lakers as the front office has made a number of moves to improve the purple and gold, but with money left to spend, could GM Mitch Kupchak have another move or two up his sleeve?

NBA Trade Rumors: Rajon Rondo to Houston Rockets?

July was a busy month for most NBA franchises reeling in high-calibre free agents, but for those like the Houston Rockets that failed to add the big name talent they coveted, a trade to acquire star PG Rajon Rondo could remedy their situation.

Grandmother’s pride for gold-winning swimmer Ben Proud

Jean Proud has been speaking about her grandson, Ben, and her excitement at his gold-medal-winning triumph at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. At the weekend, Ben Proud became the first person to win gold for England at the Games.

Bolt disputes claims he made disparaging Commonwealth Games slurs

Any reader of Wednesday morning's Times newspaper will have seen the report on the world's fastest man saying the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow "are a bit s**t."

Judge OKs sale of NBA team over co-owner's objections

The wife of embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can sell the NBA team for $2 billion despite strenuous objections by her husband, who is almost certain to appeal.

Op-Ed: Memo to Donald Sterling — Best you go quietly into the NBA night

Let's start here: Donald Sterling is no longer liked, if ever he was, in the playground called the NBA. He wants to play there anyhow but the latest setback, which came Monday in an L.A. courtroom, should have even him convinced it is time to move on.

NASCAR: Gordon has 'awesome' day to set record at the 'Brickyard'

It was a great day for Jeff Gordon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. And he it all after the Mayor of Indianapolis declared Sunday “Jeff Gordon Day” in the city.

Frank Thomas, real role model, inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

Frank Thomas was inducted yesterday in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Thomas was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility, in itself the highest of this high honor. That news came to Thomas this year on Jan. 8.

Op-Ed: Gennady Golovkin, the danger that Andre Ward cannot avoid

The knockout of Daniel Geale was not a total surprise in light of the record of Kos by Gennady Golovkin. The exception being this was against a previous champion and closed the door on avoiding Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin “Triple G” in the future.

Op-Ed: Upside down AL East should push Orioles to trade

The American League East standings have looked relatively the same for the past 10 years. While the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees tussled at the top for division supremacy, the Baltimore Orioles generally sat at the bottom of the division.

Sporting KC's clinical finishing sinks Toronto FC at BMO Field

In a high-octane match between two Eastern Conference contenders, 10-man Sporting Kansas City came from behind to defeat Toronto FC.

UFC: Robbie Lawler earns title shot after beating Matt Brown

A few months ago, Robbie Lawler fought Johny Hendricks for the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title and lost.

Racer shoulder-swipes fan's cellphone at Tour de France

A number of crashes at this year's Tour de France have been caused by fans taking selfies with their cell phones. Vincenzo Nibali, the tour leader became the latest victim affected by a selfie from a fan, although he managed to avoid a crash.

Palestinian supporters storm pitch, fight with Israeli players

As the conflict in the Middle East rages on, its effects seem to be felt everywhere. Hatred between both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine supporters is becoming more apparent throughout the world.

NFL's Ray Rice allegedly beat fiancée and is now suspended

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has reportedly been suspended for two games after accusations that he beat his former fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious and dragged her out of an elevator.

Op-Ed: Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto a war waiting to happen

Somebody said that in boxing skills pay the bills and ringside models and beautiful women sell tickets. But skill alone is a gift often unappreciated. Welcome Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, willing to stand toe to toe and go to war.

Denver Broncos boss steps down, keeps franchise in the family

On Wednesday, the sports world reacted with a resounding show of remorse and respect in response to news that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is relinquishing control of his beloved team due to Alzheimer's disease.

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Special

Today, July 23, sees the start of the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow. In temperatures surprisingly warm for the Scottish city, athletes, spectators and citizens have been enjoying the build up to the opening ceremony due to take place this evening.

Robbie Rogers: Young openly gay soccer star inspires sitcom idea

Stranger things have happened but, apparently, the life of Robbie Rogers, the professional soccer player who came out as gay early last year, has inspired an idea for a new sitcom, it has been revealed.

NFL News and Rumors: Top position battles to watch in camp

NFL action begins on August 3 with a preseason clash between Buffalo and the NY Giants, but for several teams, these games will decide who gets the starting nod when the regular season begins in September.

2014 NFL Power Rankings: Sleeper teams to watch this season

It's that time of year again as NFL teams begin the start of training camp and football fans get geared up for the upcoming season.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum could be grooming Chris Algieri as next cash cow

Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum could be taking chances with WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri in his frantic effort of looking around for a possible replacement for retirement- bound Manny Pacquiao.

Toronto Maple Leafs hire 'innovative thinker' and fire Poulin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a new hire, inking the now former G.M. of the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kyle Dubas. The club's new assistant general manager, Dubas is just 28 and was hailed by Leaf G.M. Dave Nonis as an "innovative thinker."

Op-Ed: SF Giants playoff aspirations face big challenges

Yes, I know Tim Lincecum is on the up-and-up. Yes, I realize that the Giants are currently tied for first place in the NL West. And, yes, I am painfully aware that we just signed three-time All-Star Dan Uggla to a minor league deal.

Review: WWE Battleground somehow worse than last year

Over the years, the world has been treated to some truly awful professional wrestling involving the likes of Heidenreich, Nathan Jones, The Shockmaster and more.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao-Algieri match needs massive promotions to sell

WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri needs to introduce himself quickly to the boxing community to help his promoters sell his upcoming fight against Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao scheduled for Nov. 22 in Macau, China.

INDYCAR: Conway calls for tires and races to win in Toronto

It all came down to a drag race on Sunday afternoon on the streets of Toronto and Mike Conway had a little extra in the tank for the rest of the field, going on to win Race 2 in the Honda Indy Toronto.

Zou Shiming gears up to major title fight in November

After only five professional fights to his credit, two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming could be in for a major title fight before the end of the year.

INDYCAR: Bourdais wins postponed Race 1 on the streets of Toronto

Sebastien Bourdais had waited some time for a win after his return to IndyCar racing last year. The wait is over after the four-time champion in an IndyCar series won the first of two races making up the Honda Indy Toronto.

Gina Carano may fight Ronda Rousey in December

Dana White, the president of the UFC, said that he will be meeting with Gina Carano on Monday and she should be signed by next week. IF she signs, she could fight Ronda Rousey in December.

Suns and Bledsoe still not close on deal

With most free agents being picked up since the signing of LeBron James in Cleveland, the Phoenix Suns and their star Eric Bledsoe are still not close on a deal.

Watch Amir Khan blow out eight candles with a single punch

Boxer Amir Khan proved that he can still pack a powerful punch when he threw one single punch to blow out numerous candles.

Green Bay Packers linebacker AJ Hawk tackles fan

The start of the 2014 NFL season may be over a month away, but players and fans are already chomping at the bit to get underway.

Zou Shiming survives 10-rounder fight against Luis De La Rosa

China's two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming, who turned pro just last year and with only four fights to his credit, won a unanimous decision against Luis de la Rosa of Colombia Saturday at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China.

Brian Viloria stops Jose Alfredo Zuniga via 5th round knockout

Former WBO and WBA Flyweight champion Brian Viloria has earned his second win against Jose Alfredo Zuniga after losing to Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico in April 2013. Viloria's last fight as against Juan Herrera which he won via a unanimous decision.

Bizarre ending for Rigondeaux-Kokietgym fight in Macau

Unbeaten ex-Cuban Olympian Guillermo Rigondeaux needs only one round to finish Sod Kokietgym of Thailand in a shocking and bizarre ending that left audience surprised and stunned in disbelief.

Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather could be aiming a trilogy with Manny Pacquiao

Unbeaten welterweight and five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather could be targeting a possible trilogy against Filipino star Manny Pacquiao starting as early as May next year.

Op-Ed: Why Chris Algieri could suffer first career loss against Pacquiao

The upcoming fight between Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquaio and WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri could turn out a bit like a replay of the Pacquiao-Margarito fight in 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Op-Ed: No way Cavs will trade Wiggins or Bennett for Kevin Love

The nonsense that issues forth from the NBA rumor-mill can be as absurd as the nonsense that spews out of the mouth of T.O. Mayor Rob Ford or the Tea Party's Sarah Palin. Two first overall picks, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett - for Kevin Love?

Ex-Olympian Guillermo Rigondeaux risks titles against Kokietgym

Unbeaten ex-Cuban Olympian Guillermo Rigondeaux is placing his titles on the line Saturday in Macau, China against Sod Kokietgym of Thailand in an action-packed boxing event featuring China's boxing superstar Zou Shiming in the main event.

Zou Shiming gears up for pretitle fight Saturday in Macau

Former Chinese Olympian Zou Shiming is set to tangle with Luis de la Rosa of Colombia Saturday at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort in Macau, China for his final test as a pro leading up to his next flyweight title fight.
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