After a tumultuous offseason that forced the National Basketball Association to confront the delicate issue of race, the league will usher in a new season starting next week that could prove to be one of the best in years.
NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy in the small town where he has a home, sent sweet apologies to the community in the form of 800 cupcakes.
David Beckham`s bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium on a site next to the Miami Heat basketball arena.
Locked 1-1 after the first two games, the most evenly-matched teams of the 2014 NBA Finals -- Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs would be looking to take the upper hand when the action shifts back here from San Antonio for Game 3 of the best-of-seven series.
Two-time defending champions Miami Heat will square off against the San Antonio Spurs in the summit clash of the National Basketball Association Finals to decide the Larry O`Brien Championship Trophy here.