LeBron James, left, shown with the Cavaliers in 2009, is returning to play for Cleveland.
The 10-time All-Star reached a deal to join the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent, which marks a dramatic reunion with a team he jilted four years ago. James made the announcement in an essay for Sports Illustrated.
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SAN ANTONIO — Those basketball purists who despised how the Miami Heat were assembled were able to watch in pleasure Sunday night as they were embarrassed by a team that has been built through the draft, with its players accepting pay reductions to remain in San Antonio.
After blowing Game 6 of the NBA Finals and a chance at a championship a year ago, the Spurs took full advantage of their second chance with a brilliant display of teamwork and perimeter shooting, reducing the Heat to a group of aging or unprepared cohorts that surrounded four-time MVP LeBron James.
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard dunked while being defended by the Heat’s Chris Bosh Steve Mitchell/USA Sports Steve Mitchell/USA Sports
MIAMI — If there was any doubt about the mastery and brilliance of the San Antonio Spurs or whether they are improved from the team that was seconds from a championship a year ago, they erased any skepticism with their stellar performance Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Two days after overwhelming the Miami Heat to take the series lead, the Spurs did it again with much of the same defensive execution and offensive prowess, using the passing of Boris Diaw, playmaking of Tony Parker, and strength of Kawhi Leonard to race to a 107-86 victory in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Leonard’s 29 leads the way
MIAMI — Tuesday night was typical of the San Antonio Spurs, who have remained an NBA staple of consistency and dominance by ignoring outside elements and sticking to their philosophy the past 15 years.
It appeared the Miami Heat were entering Game 3 of the NBA Finals with all the momentum, a healthy LeBron James and a return to their comfortable home, but the Spurs erased that with 16 minutes of brilliant basketball that essentially was the key to their victory.
Tanishq Abraham has accomplished more at age 10 than many students twice his age.
The Sacramento, California, native received his high school diploma last weekend, becoming one of the youngest ever to graduate high school in the United States.
Home schooled since the age of 7, Tanishq passed a state exam in March that certified he had met the appropriate academic standards to receive his diploma.
“It wasn’t easy because of the bureaucracy, but I have put a lot of hard work into this and I am very happy that I am finally graduating high school,” Tanishq told ABC News.
Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Says Being Gay Is Illogical: A Vagina Is More Desirable Than a Man’s Anus
by Zach Johnson
As a straight man, Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson doesn’t understand what it means to be gay.
In the January 2014 issue of GQ, the A&E reality star shares his views on homosexuality and opens up about his conservative, Louisiana-based family, and their strong Christian faith.
Shakira: Lawsuit By Ex-Boyfriend Dismissed
A judge refuses to entertain Antonio de la Rua’s claim that he was instrumental in Shakira’s rise to global stardom.
Shakira and Antonio de la Rua in 2006 when they were together
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan’s ruling sided with lawyers for the pop star who argued that the case should be filed in her native Colombia or the Bahamas where she currently claims residency.
Joe Lopez could retrieve trial evidence
By MARK REAGAN The Brownsville Herald
A hearing to determine whether jailed Tejano superstar Joe Lopez can access DNA evidence used to convict him inched closer Tuesday morning when the state was granted a motion to regain custody of its evidence.
Judge Oscar X. Garcia, of the 357th state District Court, ruled that the court must turn the evidence over to the state in case a visiting judge rules in a civil case filed by the singer. If so, the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office might be required to share the evidence.