Nike outbids Under Armour for Kevin Durant in reported mega-deal


When push came to shove, Nike broke out the checkbook to keep Kevin Durant. The Oklahoma Thunder superstar was set to sign a ten-year sponsorship agreement with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million, but Nike excercised its right to match any outside offer in order to retain Durant, ESPN reported Sunday. Terms of the counter-offer are unknown, but ... Read More »

NY Giants’ Jon Beason returns to practice, defense gets its leader back week before 2014 opener


For the first time in nearly three months, the leader of the Giants’ defense jumped into the huddle with the same boundless energy and enthusiasm as always. He was smiling and talking loudly, barking signals and encouragement. Then his teammates looked up and asked “Who’s the new guy?” The new guy, of course, was Jon Beason, the Giants’ irreplaceable middle ... Read More »

Obama, Biden tout economic gains to union crowds in fiery Labor Day speeches


President Obama and Vice President Biden both delivered fiery Labor Day speeches Monday, in separate but unified events designed to enliven the national Democratic base just two months before Election Day. Obama, speaking to a union-heavy crowd at LaborFest in Milwaukee, aggressively touted gains the U.S. economy has made under his watch and promised to press Congress to raise the ... Read More »

Jobless on Labor Day


On Labor Day we celebrate with barbecues, baseball and beer. But the original idea was to celebrate the contributions working people make to our country. And work is a crucial part of our identity as Americans. In fact, the United States is home to some of the most productive people on the planet, and apart from Korea, we put in ... Read More »

5-Year-Old Brings Loaded Gun To School


A kindergarten student in Pennsylvania brought a loaded revolver to school on Monday, according to authorities. Police in Aliquippa, a city northwest of Pittsburgh, said the gun was found in the 5-year-old’s backpack after a friend told a teacher about it. The family of the child who brought the gun to school is defending him, saying that the boy found the gun on ... Read More »

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Defines New Show And Responds To Critics


This fall, ABC will add more diversity to its slate of programming with the new family sitcom “black-ish.” Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, and executive produced by Larry Wilmore and “America’s Next Top Model” co-creator Kenya Barris, the half-hour comedy series takes a look at one man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for ... Read More »