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Other Celebs' 'Indefinite Breaks'
 Other Celebs' 'Indefinite Breaks' 
NOT JUST TIGER

Other Celebs' 'Indefinite Breaks'

Michael Jordan played baseball; Daniel Day-Lewis cobbled

(Newser) - With his plan for an “ indefinite break ” from golf, Tiger Woods isn’t the only celebrity to take some time out of the limelight for one reason or another. The Wall Street Journal lists some others:
  • Michael Jordan: The Tiger pal left to try baseball after winning three
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Abe Pollin, Owner of DC Sports Teams, Dies at 85
Abe Pollin, Owner of DC Sports Teams, Dies at 85
OBITUARY

Abe Pollin, Owner of DC Sports Teams, Dies at 85

Developer, philanthropist brought NBA, NHL to capital

(Newser) - Abe Pollin, the son of Russian immigrants who parlayed success in housing development into the ownership of Washington’s NBA and NHL franchises, died today of a rare neurological disease; he was 85. Pollin’s philanthropic efforts boosted many of the capital’s poorer areas, and he put $220 million...

Michael Jordan's Son Could Cost College $3M

Adidas deal predates player with inherited preference for Nike

(Newser) - Michael Jordan’s son wants to wear the shoes his dad made famous when he plays college basketball this season—but if he does, he could wind up costing the University of Central Florida $3 million. Marcus Jordan insists on wearing Nike Air Jordans, but UCF has a deal with...

Brooks: Humility Is Dead
 Brooks: Humility Is Dead 
OPINION

Brooks: Humility Is Dead

Kanye, Joe Wilson lead age of attention-seeking

(Newser) - What happened to humility in America? In the past few days, we’ve seen Joe Wilson interrupt a presidential speech, Kanye West steal Taylor Swift’s microphone to voice his opinion, and Michael Jordan offer up an “egomaniacal” Hall of Fame speech, writes David Brooks in the New York ...

Air Jordan Touches Down in Hall of Fame

Guard leads class including David Robinson, John Stockton

(Newser) - Michael Jordan, maybe the greatest of them all, is taking his place alongside basketball's other greats. Jordan was being enshrined in the Hall of Fame tonight, an honor that follows all the championship rings and MVP trophies he collected during his career. He joins David Robinson and John Stockton, a...

The Greatest Comebacks Ever
 The Greatest Comebacks Ever 

The Greatest Comebacks Ever

(Newser) - Michael Vick isn’t the first athlete who’s had to claw his way back from the wilderness. Time takes a look at the top sports comebacks ever, including:  
  • Muhammad Ali—The self-proclaimed “greatest of all time” bounced back after losing time for refusing to fight in Vietnam,
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In Obama's Eyes, Jordan Tops Kobe

Prez: 'I haven't seen anybody match up with Michael'

(Newser) - President and Basketballer-in-Chief Obama wasn’t coy when asked whether he preferred Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan: “Oh, Michael,” he told the AP. “I mean, Kobe’s terrific. Don’t get me wrong,” he said. “But I haven’t seen anybody match up with Michael....

Jordan's Son Quits Illinois Hoops Squad

He wants to focus on academics

(Newser) - Michael Jordan’s elder son is abandoning the University of Illinois’ basketball team to focus on school and his “life after basketball.” Jeff Jordan, a rising junior, earned a scholarship last season after making the team as a walk-on, and has played in 59 games; the son of...

Bully Shaq Needs to Lay Off Dwight Howard
Bully Shaq Needs to Lay Off Dwight Howard
OPINION

Bully Shaq Needs to Lay Off Dwight Howard

Unlike Jordan, O'Neal too insecure to embrace his legacy

(Newser) - What is Shaq’s problem? He towers over his colleagues, both physically and statistically, yet he stoops to petty behavior with his continued derision of Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard—a man who idolizes O'Neal. “Howard is 23 years old, and Shaq owes it to the league, to common...

Kobe Fights Unfamiliar Foe: Age

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant has logged a lot of miles on his 30-year-old legs, which might just add a dollop of extra pressure as the NBA finals start tonight, writes Mike Bresnahan in the Los Angeles Times. It's finally legit to ask, how many more chances will he get? Since turning pro...

Choke Artist LeBron Is No Jordan
 Choke Artist 
 LeBron Is No Jordan 
OPINION

Choke Artist LeBron Is No Jordan

(Newser) - The Cavaliers' loss to the Orlando Magic last night further highlights the difference between LeBron James and his spectacular forebear, Michael Jordan, Mike Freeman writes for CBS Sports. “Jordan wouldn't have lost this game or been destroyed in this series,” Freeman writes. Furthermore, Jordan would not have delivered...

'The Shot' by LeBron Has Echoes of Jordan

(Newser) - LeBron James' 3-point bomb at the buzzer last night to beat Orlando is the stuff of legend. In fact, writes Jodie Valade in the Plain Dealer, it invokes another classic shot in Cavaliers' history, this one by Michael Jordan 20 years ago to beat Cleveland. "He was born to...

Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports
 Worst (Un)Retirements 
 in Sports 
OPINION

Worst (Un)Retirements in Sports

(Newser) - With Brett Favre mulling yet another unretirement, Will Leitch of New York magazine looks back on the worst unretirements in sports history. They range from cringe-worthy to incomparably cringe-worthy:
  • Ricky Williams: How many drug tests can one man fail?
  • Lance Armstrong: "It’s difficult to come up with a
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Soul 2 Sole Scans 30 Years of Sneaker Culture

From hip-hop to basketball, these have become more than just shoes to many

(Newser) - David Park, a student at Parsons School of Design, packs 30 years of sneakers and sneaker culture into a stop-action video created for his thesis project, Hype Beast reports. New York in the 1970s is the opener, as Run DMC’s “My Adidas” plays over images of breakdancing kids....

Jordan Headlines Hall of Fame Class

(Newser) - In a foregone conclusion, Michael Jordan, in his first year of eligibility, has been selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Former players David Robinson and John Stockton and two coaches were also selected, the body announced today in Detroit, where Jordan's alma mater, the University of North Carolina, plays...

What Recession? Dubai Throws $20M Party

Star-studded night boasts fireworks display visible from space

(Newser) - Rich and famous people from around the world avoided the recession blues last night by flocking to a ridiculously extravagant party on a man-made island in Dubai, Bloomberg reports. Boasting a performance from Kylie Minogue and a fireworks display that could be seen from space, the party was the emirate’...

Kanye: I'm Better Than JT, on Par With Air Jordan

(Newser) - Kanye West has declared himself “the voice of this generation,” comparing himself to basketball’s biggest star and running down Justin Timberlake in the process, the AP reports. “When Justin went on vacation I made albums,” said the Grammy-winning rapper-producer. “It's one thing to say...

Spike Lee Plans Jordan Documentary

Director announces project at Cannes

(Newser) - You might remember Spike Lee's classic "Is it the shoes?" ads for Nike. But the director told a Cannes crowd he'll team up with Michael Jordan again for a different purpose: a documentary on the basketball legend, reports Variety. The NBA will finance the flick, which will feature unreleased...

Mills' Haul Only No. 7 of Top Celeb Splits

Mills-McCartney low on list

(Newser) - The $46.8 million settlement Paul McCartney has to shell out to divorce Heather Mills only ranks seventh on the Mirror's list of celebrity divorces:
  1. Michael and Juanita Jordan, 2007, $168 million: She filed for divorce once before, in 2002.
  2. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey, 1994, $150 million: He amicably
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Air Jordan Turns 23
Air Jordan Turns 23

Air Jordan Turns 23

Version due out this February still a 'feet' of marketing

(Newser) - Basketball's most iconic shoe turns 23 this year, a number any sports lover worth his Air Jordans knows means a little something extra—and Nike isn't missing the significance, the Chicago Tribune reports. Neither Nike nor Jordan—who wore No. 23—will squelch rumors that this is the final incarnation...

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