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Mark Cuban's Errand at Dallas Gas Station Was No Regular One

Dallas Mavericks owner picked up troubled ex-player Delonte West, with hopes to help get him to rehab

(Newser) - It started out last week with a distressing scene: former NBA player Delonte West standing in the rain on the side of a Dallas street, holding up a sign asking for help. Someone snapped a pic, and concerned parties started trying to track the 37-year-old down. This week, a big...

NBA Player's Family Escapes Puerto Rico on Team Plane

Mark Cuban approved JJ Barea's request to send aid, pick up his family

(Newser) - It usually carries very tall men from city to city across the continental US, but the Dallas Mavericks team plane made an important detour to Puerto Rico ahead of the team's first day of training camp Tuesday. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave the thumbs up for the plane to...

Trump Says He's Bringing Bill Clinton's Mistress to Debate

He invited Gennifer Flowers because Clinton invited Mark Cuban

(Newser) - For the moment it appears the woman who had an affair with Bill Clinton will be front-and-center during Monday's debate at Donald Trump's invitation, BuzzFeed reports. It started with the Clinton campaign inviting Bizarro-Trump Mark Cuban to the presidential debate at Hoffstra University. TPM quotes a Clinton aide...

Some GOPers Apparently Asked Mark Cuban to Run Against Trump

'Bluster and volume, combined with substance'

(Newser) - It seems a handful of dissatisfied Republicans have decided to go the fight-fire-with-fire route when it comes to the 2016 presidential election, attempting to recruit Mark Cuban to run as an independent. The Washington Post reports a group of Republicans, including Mitt Romney, has been reaching out to prospective third-party...

Mark Cuban Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's Family

Mavericks owner under fire for racially charged comments

(Newser) - Here's a sign that your disquisition on race didn't go very well: You wind up apologizing to Trayvon Martin's family. That's the position Mark Cuban found himself in yesterday, after a perhaps-too-candid talk at Inc. magazine 's GrowCo conference the day prior. Asked about the...

Success Stories: What They Did in Their 20s

Mark Cuban, Howard Schultz, Tim Allen, and others

(Newser) - Did all successful people spend their 20s studying, scrimping, and struggling their way to the American dream? Some, yes—but others were in jail or working retail, as Business Insider reveals in a roundup of what today's success stories were doing in their 20s:
  • Investment shark and Dallas Mavericks

Good Luck Finding a New CEO, Yahoo

The job has been something of a career death trap: Analysis

(Newser) - Yahoo’s dismissal of Carol Bartz has left Peter Lauria of Reuters with a question: “Why would anyone want to be Yahoo’s CEO?” The place has become a career death trap, with past CEOs like Bartz, Jerry Yang, and Terry Semel emerging with bruised reputations. “They are...

Charlie Sheen Smooches Jimmy Kimmel

Manic actor pops up on talk show

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen apparently always has his mind on foreplay. That must be why he planted a lingering kiss on the lips of a very surprised Jimmy Kimmel. Sheen busted onto Kimmel's show last night, to the delight of the audience, and remarked that the talk show host has "very...

Sheen Finds New Network?

Mark Cuban in talks with actor for HDNet show, says they'll 'try to figure it out'

(Newser) - Can't get enough of Charlie Sheen and his winning outlook on life? Well, you're in luck: Sheen is in talks with Mark Cuban to do something on HDNet, the billionaire's cable network. Talk show, reality show, or a program featuring tiger blood ... the details have not been worked out, but...

Mark Cuban Wants to Pay to Investigate... Mark Cuban

But SEC isn't exactly jumping at the offer

(Newser) - Mark Cuban has so much money he wants to help the poor SEC pay for an investigation of, well, Mark Cuban. Accused of insider trading for his deal, Cuban figures that the slow-reading SEC attorneys will take eight months to wade through all the paperwork. So Cuban offered...

Facebook Has a Bullseye on Its Back

Google and Apple will try to kill it, Microsoft to buy it

(Newser) - Mark Cuban has some good news and some bad news for Facebook. Good news: It's the “new internet,” our go-to place for at-work entertainment. “Everything that the net was 5 or more years ago, Facebook is today,” the entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks' owner writes on his...

I'm Fat, but No Idiot: Consumers Will Pay for News

(Newser) - Media maverick (and Mavericks owner) Mark Cuban mixes it up with Newser's Michael Wolff, laying out his argument that consumers should and will pay for online content if it's packaged in a new way. Allowing as how he's fat, but hardly an idiot (as per Wolff's column yesterday, see link...

Mark Cuban Takes His Ref Gripes to Twitter

Favoritism for JR Smith? Read all about it on Mavs owner's feed

(Newser) - When Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has disagreed with referees in the past, he's tended to gripe, shout, or bellow—and pay the resulting fines. But now he's also tweeting, notes Chris Matyszczyk on Cuban posted a complaint about a no-call on a Nuggets player: "how...

New Economic Saviors: Marc Cuban and You

(Newser) - Marc Cuban has some ideas about how to get the nation out of this financial mess, and they have a lot to do with—no surprise—Marc Cuban. The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks says entrepreneurs can lead the way, so he's soliciting business plans at his blog, the...

Mark Cuban Hit With Insider-Trading Charges

Owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks accused in 2004 stock sale

(Newser) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was charged today with insider trading, the Dallas Morning News reports. The government alleges that, in 2004, Cuban spoke with the CEO of a company in which he held shares, and was told, confidentially, of a new stock offering that would dilute the value of...

Yahoo Says Icahn Doesn't Understand Full Picture

Billionaire investor launches bid to oust board

(Newser) - Hours after Carl Icahn began his quest to take over Yahoo’s board, the company issued a statement saying he has a "significant misunderstanding" of the recent Microsoft purchase offer, the Wall Street Journal reports. Icahn wants to unseat the current Yahoo board, replace it with one of his...

Mavericks Fire Avery Johnson

Regular-season prowess, postseason pratfalls defined rookie coach's Dallas tenure

(Newser) - From the start, Avery Johnson was a perfect fit as coach of the Dallas Mavericks. At the end, it was pretty obvious he wasn't. Johnson lost his job Wednesday, a move the team referred to as "relieving him of his duties."

Sports Coverage a Tangled Web

What bloggers, media outlets put online creates friction with pro leagues

(Newser) - As bloggers multiply and media outlets aim to put more audio, video and photo content on their websites, tensions mount with professional sports leagues. Leagues argue that outlets making such content widely available steps on the toes of the broadcasters who have paid to present games—but, the New York ...

Mavs Have Guns Blazing in Win Over Memphis

Howard, Nowitzki, Dampier dominate up front on both ends

(Newser) - Dallas used 70% shooting to outscore Memphis by 14 in the first quarter and then coasted, winning 103-84. Josh Howard made his first eight shots as part of the early barrage and totaled 26 points, reports AP. Dirk Nowitzki had 20 for the Mavs who have won 12 of 14...

Dancing With the Stars Smokes Cuban

Mel B finishes first as lack of technique sends billionaire to exit

(Newser) - No magic lamp could save Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban from losing his small-screen wingtips last night, as the billionaire was bumped from “Dancing with the Stars.” Cuban, who’s lost 30 pounds and one goatee since his stint began, entertained with a samba inspired by “I...

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