Saturday, January 29, 2011

NBA

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Trade talks are heating up in Cleveland, where it seems everyone's on the table ... New All-Star Innovations ... Up Close: Baron Davis ... Patterson Cracks Rotation ..
NBA At 2: Fire Sale In Cleveland

Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 40 points in the second overtime, Russell Westbrook added his third triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder kept the Washington Wizards winless on the road with a 124-117 victory on Friday night. Durant converted a three-point play, hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer from the right wing and then added a jumper from the top of the key as the Thunder ...
NBA Capsules

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politics

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With congressional midterm elections as a prime example, we are witnessing the polarization of politics. There is an increase in personal attacks and the constant attempts to humiliate the opposition. Our elections and our politicians' rhetoric are no longer about why their particular policies or views are better for the country: It is now all about how America will be driven into the ground if ...
politics as usual epitomized by gridlock

The modern male politician has no qualms about throwing it in for family, writes Tim Elliott.
Tough politics are no substitute for a child's game of football

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Friday, January 28, 2011

NBA

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The NBA is a star-driven league. With only five players on the court, one or two can make a huge difference in a team's performance. It was the reason behind the frenzy over the LeBron James' free agency sweepstakes, with teams clearing salary cap space for two years in the hope of grabbing King James. James took his talents and Nikes to South Beach and now the Heat are poised to thrive in the ...
The NBA's Best Teams For The Buck

The NBA has suspended guard O.J. Mayo 10 games without pay for violating the league and union's anti-drug program with a positive test. The league announced the suspension Thursday for Mayo's positive test for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Mayo's suspension will start Friday night when the Grizzlies visit Philadelphia, and he will be able to return Feb.
NBA suspends O.J. Mayo 10 games for positive test

The NBA has rejected the tinted goggles that Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade planned to wear for the start of Thursday's game against the New York Knicks to protect his eyes from the bright lights as he recovers from a migraine headache.
NBA won't let Wade wear tinted goggles

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NFL

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The NFL already is feeling financial effects from the uncertainty of its labor negotiations.
NFL: Owners, players have 'lot at risk' if no deal

U.S. Figure Skating doesn't want to take on the NFL. The federation will consider moving its national championships if the NFL, as expected, goes to an expanded schedule, executive director David Raith said Thursday. Nationals in non-Olympic years are typically held in late January, when the NFL takes off in preparation for the Super Bowl.
NFL schedule could affect US skating championships

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will cut his salary to $1 if there is a work stoppage after the collective bargaining agreement expires in March.
NFL commissioner: $1 salary if work stoppage

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

college sports

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Overall : Michigan 17-6-4, Notre Dame 16-9-3, Western Michigan 12-6-8, Miami 14-9-3, Ohio State 13-10-2, Northern Michigan 11-11-4, Alaska-Fairbanks 10-10-4, Ferris State 11-12-4, Michigan State 10-12-4, Lake Superior State 6-11-7, Bowling Green 7-17-2.
college sports results, schedule

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politics

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A recent article in The Atlantic about the world's super rich makes it clear that it's an interest in humanity binds the poor to the rich.
The politics of being really, really rich

A Republican-run House hearing on eliminating federal regulations quickly erupted into partisanship Wednesday, as GOP lawmakers said many rules cost American jobs while Democrats insisted they protect public health, the environment and even national security.
politics marks Obama, GOP battle over regulations

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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There are some moments in time that can never be forgotten by those affected. For many, the Jan. 28, 1986, Challenger disaster and the loss of its crew, including Concord, N.H., school teacher Christa McAuliffe is one of those events.
Challenger disaster Created 'Flashbulb Memories,' Says Psychology Professor

Jan. 28 is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, which claimed the lives of seven people. One of those lost was Christa McAuliffe, a teacher from Concord, N.H. As a lifelong New Hampshire resident, this tragedy resonates deeply with my friends and family, and with those who live and work in Concord.
Quote Roundup: Concord Remembers the Challenger disaster, 25 Years Later

THE 2008 financial crisis was an "avoidable" disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street, according to the conclusions of a US inquiry.
disaster was avoidable, says US inquiry

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war

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Cold war Kids have built their reputation on spiky, loose-limbed music, illuminatingly detailed lyrics and a voice-might-crack-at-any-second singer who could sound simultaneously tender and unhinged. Like their distinctive cover artwork, they left the rough edges in - and played them as a strength....
Album review of Cold war Kids' 'Mine Is Yours'

Every few months the specter of a new American war in the Middle East is raised, and just as predictably, time passes without the firing of guns on a new front. So it has been since 9/11 ushered in the era of "war on terrorism" or better put, "permanent war" -Hooman Majd, Iranian Diplomacy
To war?

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Two conservative groups launched a campaign Monday to hound General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt out of his job. Immelt was selected by President Obama Friday to serve as head of the new White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. But FreedomWorks and the Free Enterprise Project believe Immelt's position with GE is a conflict of [... ]
conservative groups want to put White House jobs adviser out of a job

Former conservative MP Phil Gallie has died at the age of 71, the party said today.
Former conservative MSP Phil Gallie dies

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Monday, January 24, 2011

college sports

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Notre Dame 4, Ohio State 1
college sports results, schedule

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NBA

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Now that we're past the midseason point of the NBA season, the debates and conversations are heating up. The teams and players who are real contenders and who aren't are starting to shape up.� Miami is too soft in the middle. Derrick Rose is only getting MVP talk in Chicago. The New Orleans Hornets had a nice start, but they aren't going anywhere. The Jazz are only a "regular season" team. The ...
NBA Awards and Championship Contenders: Fact Or Fiction

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

politics

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politics is history in the present tense. And this week has been crowded with historic anniversaries that should adjust our expectations upward when it comes to the dark carnival of contemporary politics.
A reminder from history: politics can lift you up

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NFL

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Despite its stunning success, bickering between the NFL's players and owners may force a work stoppage. One thing the league should do: hand over the team's financial statements, in full
NFL Labor Dispute: Should Owners Show Players the Money?

Next step, the Super Bowl. The NFL's final four has a strong connection to the big game, from the first champion (Packers) to the winner of perhaps the most significant game (Jets). And from possibly the best Super Bowl team (1985 Bears) to the most dominant franchise of the era (Steelers).
NFL's final four has mixed Super Bowl history

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