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Sports Basketball diplomacy: NBA greats teach Cubans basketball Basketball diplomacy: NBA greats teach Cubans basketball
Basketball great Dikembe Mutombo sank baskets from seemingly every position on the court Thursday as a half-dozen Cuban players watched admiringly on the first day of an NBA training camp aimed at boosting the game's popularity on the communist-run island following the declaration of detente between Washington and Havana.
Sports Michael Crabtree joins Raiders with something to prove Michael Crabtree joins Raiders with something to prove
The big-money, long-term deal that Crabtree had hoped to get on the open market never materialized and he ended up signing a one-year, prove-it deal with the Oakland Raiders that guarantees him just $1.3 million.
Sports Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court Barry Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court
Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution.