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Bayern Munich 2014/15 Season Preview: Pep Focuses on Champions League Title

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The two-time reigning Bundesliga champions are heading into their upcoming campaign as the heavy favorites to retain the trophy and have a three-peat, which is something the Miami Heat couldn't do. The real narrative of Die Roten's season will be if Pep Guardiola can lead them back to being the rulers of Europe.

7 Foot NBA Stars Blatant Dive For Penalty!

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NBA star Dirk Nowitzki and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer held a match in Germany to benefit their respective charity organizations on Sunday.

And Nowitzki showed the NBA are catching up on their soccer counterparts in the act of simulation and incidently he tucked away the spot-kick.

Dirk Nowitzki given penalty in charity match for poorly executed dive

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NBA star Dirk Nowitzki and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer held a match in Germany to benefit their respective charity organizations on Sunday. And during that match, Nowitzki showed that basketball players are catching up to footballers in the art of egregious flopping.

As Ball Don't Lie pointed out last week, Nowitzki happened to speak to the Dallas Morning News about flopping in basketball before the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs (or the San Francisco Spurs to Sergio Ramos) in the NBA Finals.

Lebron James

NBA Star LeBron James Pictured in Brazil for World Cup Final [PHOTO]

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Now that he's signed with Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA star LeBron James will be attending the World Cup Final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today to watch Argentina battle Germany for the most prestigious tournament in the world.

After leaving Miami Heat and signing with the Cavaliers, it's almost as if someone asked "What are you going to do next, LeBron?

The Philadelphia Union Sign LeBron James!

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Oh man wow! That's a great signing for the Union!

You see, LeBron James is a famous basketball player. He is a four-time MVP, and has won two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. However, James has decided to opt out of his contract, despite the success. Rumors, sources, and reports indicate that he will either take less money to re-join Miami, or return to Cleveland, the town that made him.

Fans cheer for David Beckham at Miami Heat game

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Last Tuesday David Beckham witnessed how LeBron James led the Miami Heat to their first victory over the Brooklyn Nets this season to take a 1-0 series lead in the semifinals of the East Conference of the NBA. Becks was sat court side to see James scored 22 points and give the Heat a 107-86 win.

5 Reasons LeBron James Won't Leave Miami

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LeBron James is happy and has been for a while. Two consecutive championships for his Miami Heat and two Finals MVP's will do that.

Really, he had a personality change after defeating the OKC Thunder in the 2012 Finals. He got the monkey off his back in that NBA Finals and hasn't gone sour since.

Part Liverpool Owner Lebron James Could Partner With David Beckham in Miami MLS Move

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The Associated Press is reporting that LeBron James has had preliminary talks with David Beckham with regards to bringing Miami a Major League Soccer team.

James, who plays for the Miami Heat, already owns a small stake of Liverpool Football Club through a deal with Fenway Sports Management, but it looks as if the world's best basketball player could be expanding his portfolio if Beckham does end up bringing a team to Miami.

Can the Miami Heat Go Undefeated in the Playoffs?

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Dwayne Wade is day to day with his knee, but it shouldn't matter too much versus the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat are expected to dispatch the Bucks in game 4 and await the Brooklyn Nets/Chicago Bulls winner.

The Nets/Bulls series could go the distance of seven games as many 4 versus 5 seeds playoff series do.

Are the Miami Heat Prepping to Break 72-10 Next Season?

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The Miami Heat are working towards quite a feat in trying to break the record for most consecutive wins this season. The record of 33 games was set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

If they get the record and win this year's championship, the Heat will undoubtedly be recognized as one of the greatest teams in NBA history.

LeBron 9 Nike Air Max Low “Liverpool” Edition

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2012 NBA Finals and regular season MVP and perennial All-Star is regarded as one of the best basketball players in the world. The Miami Heat and Team USA forward...

Rick’s Cabaret Girls Congratulate Miami Heat

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Dancers from the famous Rick's Cabaret gentlemen's club in midtown Manhattan formed their own basketball squad several months ago and the team watched last night's NBA Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder contest with rapt attention.

The basketball game was shown on the club's numerous TVs and screens, and there was a private VIP viewing party on the Rick's Roof Deck Cigar Lounge which was attended by several top Wall Street bankers, celebrities, and other notables.

LeBron James Nike Commercial – The Ring Maker

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Nike was quick on the draw with a new LeBron James commercial after he won his first championship. This LeBron James commercial is called "The Ring Maker" and is actually really good. Scroll down and watch the video below.

In this LeBron James commercial, there is a ring maker who watches LeBron grow from a high school phenom into a powerhouse in the NBA.

LeBron James is a Champion

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It's about damn time. That's what LeBron James said after winning the 2012 NBA Championship as the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5. For LeBron, who has taken a lot of criticism over the years for not being able to carry his team to the top, the wait must have felt like an eternity.

Heat Survive Game 3, Up 2-1

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LeBron James is halfway to his first championship ring. In a game that featured a ton of missed perimeter shots, the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 91-85. LeBron led the way with 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Heat, who now lead the series 2-1.

Kevin Durant had a solid game for the Thunder.

Miami Heat Tie Up the Series

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Analysts and fans alike were writing off the Miami Heat after they went down 2-1 against the Indiana Pacers in round two of the NBA playoffs. But LeBron and crew aren't dead yet. On Sunday, the Heat evened up the series at 2-2 with a 101-93 victory over the Pacers.

As expected LeBron James and Dwyane Wade led the way for the Heat with 40 and 30 points respectively.

Chris Bosh Injury Update – Ab Strain

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The Miami Heat are the favorites to win the NBA championship. However, their chances took a hit when Chris Bosh got injured in Game 1 of the Heat's series against the Indiana Pacers. Although the Heat were able to win the game, they have lost Bosh to an abdominal strain.

While the team hasn't given a specific timetable yet, they are saying that Bosh is out indefinitely.

David Beckham

Miami rejects David Beckham's soccer stadium site

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The city of Miami (Florida) has rejected David Beckham's plan to build a soccer stadium on the city waterfront. The city officials determined that the proposed location next to the Miami Heat arena was inappropriate.

Beck's business group, Beckham Miami United, will continue to pursue alternative locations since is required to finalize a stadium deal before it can win approval from MLS to open a franchise.

Beckham stadium plan hits snag as Miami takes waterfront location off the table

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By TIM FONTENAULT

David Beckham's second attempt at securing a soccer stadium in Miami has failed after MayorTomás Regalado told the Englishman's real estate adviserthat the waterfront site Beckham was eyeing is no longer an option.

David Beckham’s latest Miami stadium plans revealed

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David Beckham's MLS Miami ownership group presented their new vision for a waterfront stadium in downtown Miami on Thursday that would hold 20,000 spectators. The ambitious plans revolve around filling in a deep-water boat slip that currently sits next to the American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA's Miami Heat, an estimated $20 million project which would enable the construction of a home for an MLS expansion club while also increasing the overall size of adjacent Museum Park by 4.

Report: Beckham shifts focus to downtown boat slip for Miami stadium

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The PortMiami dream that David Beckham shared publicly just three months ago is dead. The pursuit for a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Miami is not.

According to a report from the Miami Herald, Beckham and his group of investors have made the decision to move away from wanting to build a stadium in PortMiami and instead are interested in acquiring a location near the Miami Heat's AmericanAirlines Arena that is currently a deep-water boat slip.

Why David Beckham’s Current Plan for MLS Miami Is Destined For Eventual Failure

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After David Beckham's press conference to formally announce that he has bought the franchise rights to a Major League Soccer team that will call Miami home, I walked away from the event with more questions than answers, a lack of confidence that Beckham and his investors are anywhere close to having a sound financial plan in place, and — most worryingly of all — the opinion that Beckham does not understand the Miami market.

LeBron on MLS Miami expansion talks: “We’re working on it”

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By FRANCO PANIZO

A week filled with expansion news received a little more on Wednesday night.

According to a report from Sports Illustrated, NBA star LeBron James spoke out again about his MLS Miami expansion discussions with fellow global icon David Beckham following the Miami Heat's win in Orlando on Wednesday night.

Report: Heat’s James considering joining Beckham’s MLS ownership group

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By DAN KARELL

One of the biggest stars in American sports could team up with David Beckham in his plan to start a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.

According to numerous reports on Monday, Miami Heat star Lebron James confirmed his interest in joining Beckham's ownership group for a potential MLS franchise based in Miami.

Chelsea Stars David Luiz and Ramires Post Photos With Surprise Guest

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Chelsea star Willian looked more than pleased to be taking a picture with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Los Angeles Galaxy legend David Beckham in Miami on Tuesday evening.

The Brazilian National Team is currently in Miami for a friendly against Honduras on Saturday evening at Sun Life Stadium, but the current Confederations Cup Champions were sure to get a bit of time off on Tuesday evening to take in some NBA action.

Beckham continuing to explore Miami as potential site for MLS expansion team

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By FRANCO PANIZO

While most observers in the American soccer world had their attentions fixed on the U.S. Men's National Team this past weekend, some intriguing news related to MLS expansion surfaced and it could potentially mean the return of MLS to Miami.

Two days after attending a Miami Heat playoffs game with Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure (pictured above, left), the recently-retired David Beckham continued to look into the possibility of bringing an MLS team to South Florida on Saturday.

David Beckham Says Prospect of Owning Miami MLS Team is Exciting: The Daily EPL

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Former England captain David Beckham has put Miami in pole position to possibly become the 21st team in Major League Soccer after constructive meetings and tours of stadiums in South Florida yesterday.

Beckham, who was courtside at a Miami Heat game on Thursday night with Miami billionaire Marcelo Claure, toured Sun Life Stadium and FIU Stadium in Miami on Saturday, where he met the county's mayor and local soccer fans.

President Obama honors Galaxy at White House for 2011 MLS Cup triumph

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By AVI CREDITOR

WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles Galaxy's three Designated Players combined for the moment of brilliance that earned the club the MLS Cup trophy last November, and the three were at the heart of President Barack Obama's remarks in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, when he honored the Galaxy for their 2011 championship.

Rebounds

Celtics Beat Sixers in Game 7

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With the series tied 3-3, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers played a Game 7 on Saturday night. Boston was at home and was favored to win. And thanks to a late rally, the Celtics were able to take home the victory and advance to play the Miami Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals.

Kevin Garnett powered Boston with 18 points and 13 rebounds, however it was Rajon Rondo who came up big at the end.

Winning more important than role to Wade

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Dwayne Wade's biggest assist this season for the Miami Heat had less to do with a pass on the basketball court, and more to his ability to accept a role that would put his team in the best possible position to win a championship. Israel Gutierrez of ESPN writes how Wade is willing to check his ego at the door to enable his team to contend for an NBA title.

Iman Shumpert Injury Update – Torn ACL

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Earlier in the day, Derrick Rose suffered a torn ACL. Iman Shumpert, a rookie guard for the New York Knicks, unfortunately followed in Rose's footsteps later on Saturday. Shumpert tore his ACL in Game 1 between the Knicks and the Miami Heat.

The Knicks, who will be without Shumpert for the rest of the playoffs and maybe even the start of next season, had insult added to injury when they got blown out by the Heat, 100-67.

The Rest

San Antonio Spurs End 2013 with 73-29 Record

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The San Antonio Spurs continue to amaze. There's no other way to look at them in today's modern sports world. They played 102 games in 2013 and won 72% of them. Included is a 15-6 record in the playoffs.

(On a 162 game baseball season, the Spurs would have 116 victories.)

I've talked quite a bit about the 'Big 3' and their amazing run together of 12 years.

Only 3 NBA Eastern Conference Teams Are Above .500

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After a dozen or so games played by each of the 15 Eastern Conference NBA teams, only three of them have win/loss records better than .500.

The two-time defending NBA champions, Miami Heat, and last season's Eastern Conference finalists, the Indiana Pacers, are dominating the competition with 10-3 and 12-1 records, respectively.

Photos: After Meeting With Beckham, Brazil’s Chelsea and Barcelona Stars Enjoy the Heat

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While Brazil's national team prepare in Miami to face off Honduras on Saturday at the Sun Life Stadium, it hasn't been just long hours of practice in the camp for the Seleção.

Early on the week, the players had the opportunity to meet up with former Manchester United star David Beckham at their hotel.

Chelsea Star Posts Photo From Miami Heat Game

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Brazil's National Team is currently in Miami on international duty, but that didn't mean the players weren't able to get a bit of free time on Tuesday evening to go watch the current NBA Champions, the Miami Heat.

Several players in the camp have been posting photos all day of their trip so far to the United States, but it was clear that the likes of Ramires and Neymar couldn't hold back their excitement when they got to the American Airlines Arena.

MLS Playoffs Round I: The Wizardry of OZ or Judge Dreads?

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The Wizardry of Oz or Judge Dreds in this one?

1-1 after the knockouts.

We get to the rest:

Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake:

This is the closest first round series bar none. Seattle may be the fat guy on the "talent" balance beam, but RSL still has the psyche.

Lakers vs. CSKA Moscow, Heat vs. Olympiacos: Are NBA Owners Also Thinking of a FIBA Club World Cup?

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David Stern, commissioner of the NBA, has tossed around the idea of a World Cup of Basketball over the last few days. (Click here to see more information on WC of Basketball.)

It's been articulated by Stern that the Olympics would start to resemble the style put together by FIFA, the International Federation of Soccer, and play U-23 (Under 23 years old) players only.

Olympic Spotlight: Danell Leyva

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As we lead up to the Summer Games in London, we will be spotlighting a couple of the Team USA athletes each week. Today, we start with Danell Leyva.

A Cuban native, Danell defected to Miami with his mother Maria Gonzalez when he was just a year old. The 21-year-old is now one of America's greatest hopes for Gold this summer in men's gymnastics at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The Other 'Game' Last Night

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'Did you see the game last night?', he said.

The watercooler talk at offices around the country and national sports talk radio all centers around the 'game' from last night. The one between the OKC Thunder and the Miami Heat.

But, there was another big 'game' last night. The U.

Report: Signing of Heat fan Hazard to be announced Sunday?

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Eden Hazard is doing the damn thing in England at the moment. You know, the kid's prepping for an international friendly at Wembley, repping the Miami Heat whenever possible, mean mugging in photos featuring Chelsea jerseys the usual.

While he's here, he may as well make this move to London official.