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8 teams are fighting for the final 3 NBA playoff spots

Most teams have just 10-12 games left in the NBA's regular season, but 22 teams' playoff hopes have already been decided and all that is left is shuffling for playoff seeding.

Kentucky and Wisconsin have one big advantage over other teams still alive in NCAA Tournament

There are 16 teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament. But Wisconsin and Kentucky have one big advantage over the rest: Both teams are really tall, even by basketball standards.

Op-Ed: Cleveland Cavaliers, a team to be feared

Cleveland - As we are in the thick of the NBA season, and the premiere teams begin to cut away from the rest, the Cavaliers look to be among the elite.

Miami Heat star hospitalized with blood clots on his lung

Miami - A scary moment in the National Basketball Association this week as Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots on his lung.

Ex-NBA player fined P250,000 for insulting Pacquiao, referees

Purefoods Hotshots' Daniel Orton, who played for the Orlando Magic in the NBA, has been slapped with P250,000 fine by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for insulting the league's referees and for calling Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao a "joke."

Op-Ed: Zach Lavine brought back artistry to the NBA Slam Dunk contest

The Sprite Slam Dunk competition during the NBA All-Star Weekend is usually a pale comparison of what it was during the Vince Carter era. But the Timberwolves' Zach Lavine just brought us back to those glory years with his stunning dunks.

Will Floyd Mayweather appear on NBA All-Star Game on Sunday?

There is a good chance Floyd Mayweather will make an important announcement on Sunday during the NBA All-Star Game tipoff at Madison Square Garden in New York,

Mayweather-Pacquiao bout could be announced at NBA All-Star Game

The result of the long-running Mayweather-Pacquiao fight negotiation could be announced on Sunday, February 15 during the NBA-All Star Game at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Pacquiao to start training for next fight with or without Floyd

Barely a week after returning to the Philippines from a three-week visit to the US, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is set to start training for his next fight with or without Floyd Mayweather in mind.

Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry signs first Canadian endorsement Special

At a press conference for his first Canadian endorsement, with athletic apparel company Sport Chek, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry spoke about his youth, his long-term contract with the Toronto, and his first all-star appearance coming next week.

Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather deal near done

It's next to impossible to determine if the information coming out of the camps of boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is simply pre-fight hype, or an honest evaluation of the negotiations. The latest quote comes from none other than Bob Arum.

Pacquiao to join National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be in Washington DC next week to join the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama and other heads of state including the Dalai Lama.

Klay Thompson breaks NBA record

The Golden State Warriors' shooting guard Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter with 37 points Friday night.

NBA News: Franchise values hit all-time high with latest TV deal

Forbes is set to release their latest findings on what NBA franchises are worth and the news is incredible. The latest guidelines now have the average team worth $1.1 billion, a whopping 72 percent increase over the last year.

Watch the weirdest wildest NBA circus shot you'll ever see

Last night, with .2 seconds on the shot clock, the Utah Jazz's Trevor Booker made jaws drop around the world with the most shocking circus shot you'll ever see.

The ascension of Kyle Lowry

Toronto - For just the second time in team history, the Toronto Raptors have an NBA player of the month. That player is a point guard who according to Yahoo Sports is one of the NBA's best point guards.

Watch this incredible Aqib Talib one-handed interception TD

Early in the first quarter of the Monday Night Football clash between the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals, Broncos corner Aqib Talib make a stunning highlight play by catching an interception with one hand...and then running for a touchdown.

True survivor Ray Johnston talks country music Special

Digital Journal chats to the very positive-minded leader of the Ray Johnston Band about his recently released new album, the excellent No Bad Days.

4th-lowest-paid NBA player is the steal of the 2014 NBA draft

Philadelphia 76ers player K.J. McDaniels has been the biggest surprise of the loaded 2014 NBA Draft. On a Philly team that has been one of the worst in NBA history (on purpose), he has been a bright spot.

Op-Ed: Thunder look for spark without Durant, Westbrook

Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma City Thunder have struggled to put the pieces together with stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out due to injury.

Op-Ed: What have we learned in the NBA so far this season?

With the 2014-15 NBA season passing the ten game mark, it's time to look back and ask: what have we learned so far? Here are five lessons for the season.

Ex-NBA player allegedly caught with grenade launcher

Former Seattle Sonics and Oklahoma City Thunder player Robert Swift was charged with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun after police raided the house where he was living, SeattlePI.com reports.

NBA players explain financial reason why no one wants to come off the bench

NBA championship contenders frequently have a starting-five caliber player come off the bench to lead their second unit.

Did an NBA player forego the national anthem because he's Muslim?

NBA player Dion Waiters is walking back remarks he made that he sat out the Star Spangled Banner ahead of a road game against the Jazz last week because of his Muslim beliefs.

NBA star Steve Nash explains Instagram photos to Lakers fans

The 40-year-old Steve Nash has bashed his back about, and his whole body, for 18 NBA seasons and the Canadian star has a host of physical ailments to show for it. But recently Nash, out for the season, ran afoul of L.A. Lakers fans for doing too much.

Toronto Raptors now 4-1 after tenacious win over the Celtics

How could you get out-rebounded 55-24 in an NBA game and still win? The answer is by having the Kyle Lowry on the court. Despite those rebound totals, Lowry and his 35-points lead the Toronto Raptors to a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics Wednesday.

LeBron after double-digit loss: Rebuilding Cavs a 'process'

Cleveland - It's been an up-and-down debut thus far for the finest basketball player in the modern era as he seeks to rebuild the fledgling franchise and deliver a championship to the rust belt hometown he once spurned for South Beach.

Lucky Justin Bieber hangs out with cool guys at Cavaliers game

It's the first week of the NBA action and besides scores there's this to report: Justin Bieber gets to do cool things with really cool people. Such as getting to hang with Usher and Michael Strahan in Cleveland for an historic NBA basketball game.

Op-Ed: Ex-NBA star getting Paleo dieters off the bench and into the game

Mike Doleac is one of those rare breeds. The kind of person who can see the possibilities on a basketball court, but also the potentialities in other life pursuits.

Op-Ed: Toronto Raptors 2014 season preview

Toronto - When the final 6.2 seconds of the Toronto Raptors 2013-2014 NBA season wound down fans were left with an all too familiar feeling – heartbreak.
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