NBA Skills Challenge changes format, features John Wall, Kyle Lowry and Jeff Teague

The Skills Challenge is getting a makeover. The Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend is changing its format. The event now features an eight-man bracket with players matched against each other competing at the same time. Instead of finishing with a dunk or a layup, competitors will now have to hit a three-pointer for the final basket. The winner of John ...

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LeBron James misses reverse slam against the Clippers

LeBron got caught in an awkward position on this drive and couldn’t finish his reverse flush. Don’t worry, though — he’s still got it: These don’t happen often, but it’s his second of the year. James’ last missed dunk was on an alley-oop against the other team from Los Angeles earlier this year. – All Posts

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Iowa’s Aaron White hit with bogus ‘Class B’ technical foul, which apparently exists

In the second half of Iowa’s game at Michigan Thursday night, Hawkeye big man Aaron White was the recipient of an extremely dubious technical foul after this was classified as hanging on the rim: Since White had been T’d up earlier in the game for taunting, the common thought was that his evening was done. Not so, apparently, as White’s ...

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Stephen Curry lost to a 10-year-old girl in a 3-point shootout

Stephen Curry hit 10 threes last night in an NBA game. But he wasn’t good enough to beat a 10-year-old girl in a shootout. As part of his preparation for the NBA Three-Point Shootout, Stephen Curry filmed five videos where he takes on challengers in three-point shootouts. He went 4-for-5, only losing to one challenger: 10-year-old Jaden Newman. Newman, who went ...

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Miami is finally getting somewhere. Virginia Tech is not.

Miami has been looking pretty good on paper for a while, but the Hurricanes looked good on television last night, too. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech grows more directionless by the day. In the F/+ ratings, there had been six defenses that had separated from the pack: Alabama, Clemson, Ole Miss, Stanford, Louisville, and your No. 1 F/+ defense, Virginia Tech. Duke ...

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NFL picks and predictions, Texans vs. Titans 2014: Experts have little faith in Zach Mettenberger

A rookie quarterback + the league’s top turnover machine = panelists picking the Texans. The Houston Texans may be on the slide, but they’re still playing a rookie quarterback this Sunday. Despite a three-game losing skid, the Texans are heavy favorites among league experts to knock off the Tennessee Titans, who have been forced to turn to Zach Mettenberger under ...

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American fans’ USWNT songbook needs an update

Haiti is one of the most impoverished nations in the world, has yet to recover from a 2010 earthquake, and fields a women’s national soccer team that can’t train in their own country. The displaced team lives and trains in Indiana and certainly weren’t expected to challenge for a 2015 World Cup berth. A USWNT win wasn’t just expected, it ...

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What to watch this weekend in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga – October 24

Premier League La Liga Bundesliga Serie A (click to expand schedule) Premier League Saturday October 25 7:45 ET West Ham United vs. Manchester City video 10:00 ET Liverpool vs. Hull City video 10:00 ET Southampton vs. Stoke City video 10:00 ET Sunderland vs. Arsenal video 10:00 ET West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace video 12:30 ET Swansea City vs. Leicester City video Sunday ...

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Here’s the HUGE elbow that got Josh Childress ejected in Australia

It’s early into the Australian NBL season and Josh Childress is dominating for the Sydney Kings. He’s averaging 19 points per game, 9.5 rebounds, 1.4 steals — and one MAMMOTH elbow to the face. Let this Vine be your power animal today. – All Posts

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Chargers allow Jahleel Addae to remain in the game despite obvious health concerns

The Chargers made some questionable decisions in allowing the defensive back to continue to play against the Broncos. Lost in the spotlight surrounding Peyton Manning after the Denver Broncos win over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night is a questionable decision by the Chargers concerning the health of defensive back Jahleel Addae. Addae took a vicious hit on the ...

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