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  • Michelle Kaufman: US soccer team makes strides, but it's time to raise the bar

    Go ahead, America. It is July Fourth week, so feel free to continue gushing over magnificent goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was rightfully elevated to U.S. sports hero after his performance against Belgium in Tuesday's World Cup knockout game. His historic...
  • Despite defeat, brighter days are ahead for US men's soccer team

    SALVADOR, Brazil They fought until the final whistle, displaying the grit and courage that has defined this U.S. World Cup team and attracted unprecedented numbers of followers for the past three weeks. Goalkeeper Tim Howard gave a heroic effort, saving...
  • Marcus Thompson II: US soccer makes its mark

    Soccer has caught on in America. The evidence is in how much the 2-1 loss to Belgium hurts. The ratings will show what social media suggests the nation was captivated by the U.S. men's national team's presence in the knockout rounds of the 2014 World...
  • Lakers put their efforts into wooing Carmelo Anthony

    Lakers put their efforts into wooing Carmelo Anthony
    The Lakers think they have a substantially better chance of landing high-profile scorer Carmelo Anthony than two-time champion LeBron James, The Times has learned. They believe they can pry Anthony away from a New York return even though he can make...
  • Report: Mills to have shoulder surgery

    The Sports Xchange Report: Mills to have shoulder surgery Free agent point guard Patty Mills will have right shoulder surgery for a rotator-cuff injury that bothered him during the season as the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship and...
  • LeBron's decision could be a healthy choice

    LeBron's decision could be a healthy choice
       For all LeBron James might be looking for, for all he might want in free agency, here is what he needs:    Dwyane Wade's medical records.    Putting concerns aside about the HIPAA Privacy Rule, isn't that ultimately what James putting Pat Riley...
  • World Cup audience at all-time high in U.S.

    World Cup audience at all-time high in U.S.
    The TV in the restaurant's bar had the Cubs game on Monday night. The owner, though, was completely oblivious to Jake Arrieta's quest to throw a no-hitter against the Red Sox. His sporting mind was elsewhere. "You watching the U.S. game tomorrow?" he...
  • Replace LeBron James with Carmelo Anthony

    I was shocked that LeBron James has opted out of the final two years of his Miami Heat contract, which he signed with the team in July 2010 after announcing he's "going to take his talents to South Beach" in a televised ESPN special. If he signs with...
  • Report: Deng meeting with Heat

    The Sports Xchange Report: Deng meeting with Heat Miami Heat president Pat Riley was scheduled to meet with free agent forward Luol Deng in Chicago on Saturday, according to Yahoo Sports. Riley may try to convince Deng to take less money to play on a...
  • Report: Deng meets with Heat

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updates with report of meeting held in Chicago Report: Deng meets with Heat Miami Heat president Pat Riley met with free agent forward Luol Deng in Chicago on Saturday, according to ESPN. Riley was expected to attempt to...
  • ASK IRA: Is NBA legislating 'super teams' into oblivion?

    ASK IRA: Is NBA legislating 'super teams' into oblivion?
    Q: Ira, with the overall salary-cap situation in the NBA and the prevailing talk about mid- to low-tier players having almost an obligation to take less to give their existing teams "flexibility" to sign needed players, are the owners laughing...
  • ASK IRA: Is the amnesty impact of Mike Miller overstated?

    ASK IRA: Is the amnesty impact of Mike Miller overstated?
    Q: If Mike Miller were still on the roster, regardless of the NBA Finals outcome to this just-completed season, would we still be in wait mode with LeBron James? Is this mainly about that decision to amnesty a player he obviously wanted to keep? -- John....