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Ty Lawson Blossoming into New Role as Denver Nuggets Leader

DENVER — If the Denver Nuggets are adopting a universal theme for the 2014-15 season, one that figures to see them right in the thick of the competition for a coveted playoff spot in the Western Conference, it would easily be leadership. This is a team with no established superstars but plenty of depth, quality players and veteran talent. Show More Summary

Clippers' J.J. Redick over disappointment of losing in playoffs

22 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It took Clippers guard J.J. Redick about three weeks to get over the disappointment of his team getting eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs in May.

2014-15 Schedule Preview - Western Carolina Catamounts

Western Carolina had a solid 13-14 season, winning 19 games. They were playing their best at the end of the season in the Southern Conference Tournament, knocking off conference champ, Davidson, before falling in the tournament title game to Wofford. Show More Summary

Things to ponder as Lakers prepare to begin training camp

There's no way the Lakers finish 14th in the Western Conference again. No chance. None. Probably. Maybe?

Los Angeles Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Set To Return In Big Way, But Will Play A Different Game

The Los Angeles Lakers may have lost Kobe Bryant to injury last year and fumbled their way to the bottom of the Western Conference, but team officials believe the All Star guard is set to come back in a big way and lead them back to the playoffs. Show More Summary

Portland Trail Blazers Ready to Contend in Crowded Western Conference

The 2013-14 NBA season contained many surprises, but the Portland Trail Blazers were chief among them. This was supposed to be a middling squad filled with some high-upside players, but instead, everything came together swimmingly. Though...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why Los Angeles Kings Fans Should Be Worried in 2014-15

The Los Angeles Kings are the defending Stanley Cup champions. They've made three consecutive Western Conference Final trips and won their first championship in franchise history in 2011-12. This is a very talented, deep, well-coached and managed team. Show More Summary

The Denver Gold Forum: Feedback From The Horror Edition

Last week, the annual Denver Gold Forum was organized, which typically is one of the highest-regarded mining conferences of the Western hemisphere. It’s also a high-end conference as investors only are allowed to attend it after filling in an application form. Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors Season Preview: Healthy Dubs Could Reach Conference Finals

The Golden State Warriors will hope to climb the ranks of the Western Conference this season behind new head coach Steve Kerr and dynamic duo Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Can the Dubs make a run toward the NBA Finals this year? Howard...Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for the Phoenix Suns Next Season

Before the 2013-14 season, almost nobody expected the Phoenix Suns to finish the year with 48 wins and the ninth seed in the Western Conference. In fact, most expected they would be among the worst teams in the NBA. And that isn't something just ESPN and SI analysts were guilty of. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers News: Team Has Big Free Agent Targets As Kobe’s Time Winds Down

The Los Angeles Lakers know that the remaining window of the Kobe Bryant era is closing rapidly, and are reportedly targeting a handful of big free agents in an attempt to dig out of the basement of the Western Conference and become a contender again. Show More Summary

Like clockwork, the Galaxy rallies in second half of season

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After the Galaxy played to a 1-1 tie with Chivas USA on June 8, the Galaxy was 4-3-5 and tied for seventh place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, 16 points behind division leader Seattle.

5 Things We Learned from MLS Week of September 12-14

It was another action-packed weekend in Major League Soccer, highlighted by a big win for the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference and the usual chaos running wild in the East. There's also some big news regarding Chivas USA, who may end up sitting out the 2015 season. Check it all out in this week's edition of "5 Things We Learned from MLS." Begin Slideshow

Paul Krugman: How to Get It Wrong

What "accounts for the terrible performance of Western economies since 200"?: How to Get It Wrong, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Last week I participated in a conference organized by Rethinking Economics... And Mammon knows that economics needs rethinking......

Could Denver Nuggets Be Western Conference's Biggest Surprise Yet Again?

It feels like it happened a decade ago, but the Denver Nuggets aren't that far removed from being a powerful Western Conference team with one of the league's very best home-court advantages. Of course, a lot has changed in the last two years. Show More Summary

'In Defense of Christians' Summit Features Supporters of Hezbollah

Questions surround a Washington, D.C. conference whose stated purpose was to gather lawmakers, Eastern and Western churches, community leaders and a variety of Christian groups to confront the problem of genocide being perpetrated against Christians by ISIS. Show More Summary

Burning Questions as Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Training Camp Approaches

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2013 and getting to the Western Conference Final last year, there's little doubt that the Chicago Blackhawks rank among the elite teams in the NHL. While they have a talented roster that is loaded with...Show More Summary

US Attorney Jenny Durkan Stepping Down—to Work for Hillary?

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DH Durkan at a recent press conference. Jenny A. Durkan, an early appointee of the Obama administration, is leaving her post as US Attorney for the Western District of Washington at the end of September, according to a statement issued...Show More Summary

Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury 82-77

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.

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