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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.

NBA Trade Rumors: Roy Hibbert to Cleveland Cavaliers?

Cleveland - Stat centre Roy Hibbert is the latest player to be at the centre of trade rumors this week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are especially interested in Hibbert, who averaged 10 points and six rebounds in 2013-2014.

NBA Trade Rumors: Roy Hibbert to Cleveland Cavaliers?

Cleveland - Stat centre Roy Hibbert is the latest player to be at the centre of trade rumors this week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are especially interested in Hibbert, who averaged 10 points and six rebounds in 2013-2014.

Op-Ed: Five questions for the NBA's Western Conference

With the 2014-15 NBA season set to start at the end of the month, it's time to ask five questions for the Western Conference.

Op-Ed: Five questions for the NBA's Eastern Conference

With the 2014-15 NBA season set to start at the end of the month, it's time to ask five questions for the Eastern Conference.

Op-Ed: The NBA email being heard around the world

An internal investigation begun over a racially insensitive remark made during a phone call set off an investigation that turned up an email written by Bruce Levenson, co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks.

Cavs, LeBron get a whole lotta Love, Timberwolves get Canadians

The deal is official and the Cleveland Cavaliers and returning superstar, LeBron James now have all-star power forward Kevin Love, 25. LeBron and Love together make Cleveland contenders to win the city's first major championship since 1964.

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer completes purchase of LA Clippers

Los Angeles - Former Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has completed buying the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, seemingly ending a painful real-life drama that began with racist remarks on a tape recording.

NBA Trade Rumors: Rajon Rondo to Houston Rockets?

Houston - 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.

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

Los Angeles - 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.

Suns and Bledsoe still not close on deal

Phoenix - 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.

Op-Ed: What Paul Pierce signing means for the Wizards

Washington, D. C. - Late Saturday night Paul Pierce agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards for two years/$11 million. What does this signing mean for Brooklyn and how will he fit with the Wizards?

Op-Ed: What LeBron's Cleveland signing means for his career legacy

Cleveland - Friday was perhaps the biggest day in NBA free agency since, well, four years ago when the league was wrapped around LeBron's decision. What does his signing with the Cavs mean for his career legacy?

LeBron James to make free agency decision today?

Bath - Police in Bath, Ohio, 29 miles south of Cleveland, have reportedly been contacted to increase patrols near LeBron James' home after 3 p.m. today. Akron Beacon Journal reporter Phil Trexler expects a decision tonight.

Lawsuit over fate of NBA Clippers begins in LA

Los Angeles - What ultimately happens to the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team — and possibly the crumbling marriage of its owners — could be resolved later this week in a courtroom as a lawsuit to determine who controls the NBA franchise gets underway.

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.

Kyle Lowry, Toronto's prodigal son, re-signs with the Raptors

Toronto - Raptors' point guard Kyle Lowry was highly sought after as one of the most valuable free agents available this year. Numerous teams were courting Lowry, but the Raptors pulled out all the stops to re-sign him.

Op-Ed: Top 10 NBA free agents: Rumors, analysis and predictions

NBA Free agency began midnight (EST) Tuesday and the stage is set for one of the most exciting free agency periods in recent history. Digital Journal examines the Top Ten free agents and their most likely destinations.
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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.
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Los Angeles Clippers coaches and players share the bench during a game against the Washington Wizards in Washington, D.C., in December.
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New Orleans guard Eric Gordon (right)
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Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz being guarded by Tony Parker
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Mike Brown is the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Rose and Noah getting ready for the game.
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Kevin Durant getting congratulations from his Thunder teammates
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Justin Bieber, Usher and Michael Strahan at Cleveland Cavaliers game.
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Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets
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Garnett getting focused to end the game.
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Teresa Edwards visits troops at Walter Reed National Hospital in support of NBA Cares Hoops for Troops.
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Lance Stephenson, a guard for the Indiana Pacers
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Demonstrators protest remarks attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling outside the Staples Center arena in Los Angeles in April.
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