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­Child Welfare Leaders Follow NBA Champion Spurs Lead

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

In recent years, child welfare leaders have been working diligently to revamp their traditional approach to working with children and families. The approach focuses on simultaneous planning of permanency options through two caseworkers per case.

Sport and Society for Arete -- A Huge Week

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

So the World Cup is on and in North America the sports calendar is clear. The next three weeks will no doubt produce many great matches, wonderful play, and a few surprises, and the world will be enthralled by the action.

'These Are My Brothers'

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

The 2014 Finals didn't exactly go as Dwyane Wade would have hoped. The NBA didn't look like he was 100 percent healthy throughout the series while av...

Tim Duncan Celebrating With His Kids Was Absolutely Adorable

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

Tim Duncan had a Father's Day he'll never forget. After the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship on Sunday, Duncan went from hugging his...

The NBA Finals MVP Goes To...

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard could have been devastated by losing last season's NBA Finals. Instead, he vowed to get better. ...

Spurs Are Champions!

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

History is then and now for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs won the 2014 NBA Finals with a resounding 104-87 win over LeBron James and the Miami ...

WATCH: Nobody Could Stop Ginobili Throw Down This Dunk

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports

San Antonio star Manu Ginobili certainly didn't look like he was 36 years old when he threw down a thunderous one-handed dunk over Miami's Chris Bosh ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Spurs Demolish Heat, Again

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year. The way they're dominating...

NBA Finals Game 3: Over Before You Knew It

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

When both teams are at their best, the Spurs motion O is a perfect foil to the Heat's trappy D: San Antonio flows quickly from one action into the next, each player cutting constantly as the ball whips around, in search of the open man.

Kawhi Leonard Takes Over Game 3 And Changes The Course Of The NBA Finals

Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The one guy for the Spurs who can change this series is Kawhi Leonard -- nobody else on the roster can defend LeBron James that well. But what Leonard did in Game 3 was not only bother James (22 points and seven turnovers) as well as force him to use screens for offense, but also completely take over the game offensively. Leonard -- who, ironically, hails from Los Angeles and went unrecruited by the LA schools before going to San Diego State -- scored a career-high 29 points on 10-13 shooting.

HIGHLIGHTS: Spurs Demolish Heat In Record-Setting Finals Win

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — Maybe in a video game. Possibly in the pregame layup line. But shoot this way in the NBA Finals, against the two-time defending champi...

Wade Proves To Be Better Flopper Than Ginobili

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

It may have cost him some money, but Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade proved he is slightly better than San Antonio's Manu Ginobili at fooling the official...

Jason Linkins

Native American Tribe To Air Anti-Redskins Ad During NBA Finals

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

On Monday, we learned that Washington, D.C.'s National Football League team had hired a group of lobbyists -- specifically, McGuireWoods Consulting --...

NBA Finals Game 2: Bosh Plays Big

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

The Heat ask Bosh to fill a near-impossible role: to play like a Nowitzki-Aldridge hybrid, but without the post-touches that help those guys get into an offensive rhythm.

LeBron's Secret? Yoga And A Movie

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James knew he had to do more than just get his body right between Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals. His mind needed a litt...

Hot-N-Cramped: NBA Finals Game 1 Recap, Notes from the Alamo Armpit

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

Summoning the strength to play in unplayable conditions, the Spurs outlasted then blasted the Heat late, beating them by a final score of 110 to 95.

Heat Bounce Back To Tie Series

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back...

9-Second Stretch Costs Spurs

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A couple missed free throws cost the San Antonio Spurs last season's NBA title. A few more misses — by their two...

Kobe Is Trying To Make Money Off LeBron's Cramps

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

When LeBron James cramped up, Kobe Bryant saw an opportunity. Bryant made a conspicuous pitch for sports drink BodyArmor on Instagram just hours a...

The NBA Finals Belong To The Greatest Players In Any Generation

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

In the NBA, it's all about the superstars. They draw the fans, they sell the jerseys and they compete for the championships. For the last 16 seasons, ...

Spurs Control Tempo In Game 1, Put Heat On Heels

Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

It took less than a full quarter of the first game of the NBA Finals to see how the rest of the series between Miami and San Antonio will go: Coach Gregg Popovich wants his team to control the pace of play at all costs.

Athletes Defend LeBron After 'Cramp Game'

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

To many former and current professional professional athletes, LeBron James' cramps were no laughing matter. While some San Antonio Spurs fans and ass...

LOOK: #LeBroning Is The Viral Sensation For Haters

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

LeBron James is, apparently, human and the Internet is, predictably, ruthless so #LeBroning is now a social media sensation. With the air conditio...

WATCH: LeBron Carried To Bench Due To Painful Cramps

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

The Miami Heat are used to being carried by LeBron James. Unfortunately for the defending NBA champions, James needed to be carried in the fourth quar...

Bringing The Heat: Air Conditioning Fails At NBA Finals

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Heat was the story in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Not the Miami Heat, so much, as literal heat....