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Comprising one Canadian and 29 American teams, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is the world’s most prestigious professional basketball league.

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The league was originally called the Basketball Association of America

Established on June 6, 1946 in New York City, the BAA initially began with 11 basketball teams. Prior to the start of the BAA’s second season, however, four teams dropped out in rapid succession.

Despite sustaining heavy losses, the BAA enjoyed considerable success against its rival, the National Basketball League (NBL). In 1948, the BAA persuaded four of the NBL’s most important franchises to join, further diminishing the NBL’s prestige.

In 1949, the BAA and the NBL merged, relaunching itself…


Hypercars offer superb driving performance, whether they are careening around a racetrack or purring through suburbia. We explore a selection of the world’s most powerful, sleek, and chic models.

1. Aston Martin Valkyrie ($3.2 Million)

With an emissions-legal 6.5-liter Cosworth V-12 engine, the Valkyrie is the product of an unlikely partnership forged between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. The collaboration culminated in the creation of a road-going hypercar that performs on the racetrack like no other vehicle before it.

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After releasing just 100 or so models on general sale, Aston Martin produced a further 25 track-only specimens, boasting blistering Le Mans-standard performance. Bridging the gap…


With social media filled with images of perfectly sculpted athletes lifting 100-pound weights, weight training can seem downright intimidating. It is important to remember, however, that weightlifting champions aren’t born that way — they developed their strength through a lot of hard work. We all have to begin somewhere.

Here are six strategies to help novice lifters get started with weightlifting:

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1. Warm-up

Skipping your warm-up sessions is a fast track to injury. Taking the time to warm up properly is a vital component of any good workout because it increases your range of motion and allows you to work harder. …


Car manufacturers are continuing to push the boundaries, honing aerodynamics and developing evermore powerful engines. From Koenigsegg and Bugatti, to Hennessey and SSC, here’s a look at the fastest automobiles ever made and the extraordinary teams behind them.

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Hennessey Venom GT

In 2013, the Hennessey Venom GT set a Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0 to 186 mph in an average of 13.63 seconds. The car also clocked a speed of 265.7 mph over two miles that same year. In 2014, the Venom GT recorded a peak speed of 270.49 mph in 2.3 miles. …


Once considered the concern of the world’s richest countries, rising overweight and obesity rates impact every nation in the world, affecting even developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, by 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults worldwide were overweight, with 650 million of them classed as obese.

Obesity and overweight are defined as an accumulation of excessive or abnormal fat levels to the point where it may impair health. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is endorsed by medical professionals as a method of tracking adulthood obesity.

Here is what you need to know about this health crisis…


Otherwise known as F1H2O, the F1 Powerboat World Championship is an international powerboat racing competition. It is sponsored by H2O Racing and organized by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM). The event incorporates the highest class of inshore powerboat race in the world, sharing its F1 title with Formula One car racing.

Each F1H20 race follows a marked circuit, usually on a lake, dock, sheltered bay, or river. Each race lasts for approximately 45 minutes. Qualifying periods dictate formation of the boats on the grid. …


Born Henry Louis Aaron on February 5, 1934, Hank Aaron is a retired Major League Baseball player. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in baseball history.

From his early years to his outstanding sporting achievements, we look at the life of Hank Aaron, and the experiences that molded one of America’s greatest baseball players.

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Childhood

Hank Aaron grew up in Mobile, Alabama as one of eight siblings. Hank’s brother, Tommie Aaron, was also a Major League player. The Aaron family lived in a poor black neighborhood, known locally as “Down the Bay.” Hank Aaron’s parents were…


If you are starting a new exercise regime, strength-training may seem daunting. With countless exercises and a confusing array of gym equipment available, it can be difficult for novices to know where to start.

Since strength training involves using a resisting force to make muscles contract, it is sometimes referred to as “resistance training.” The activity can be categorized into two separate categories: isotonic strength training and isometric resistance. Both play important roles in terms of improving physical strength and fitness.

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No matter where you are in your fitness journey, strength training is a vital component. …


Since humans invented the wheel, we have been obsessed with speed. Thousands of years ago, chariot racing was popular throughout ancient Greece and Rome. Today, the quest for speed has been taken onto the water, with run-of-the-mill speed boats ac­hieving speeds around 100 mph. Here’s a look at a selection of the world’s fastest speed boats, as well as the teams and technologies behind them.

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Nor-Tech 5200 Roadster

The 5200 Roadster is a reinvention of the 4000 Roadster, comprising a huge cockpit and no fender. It is capable of sleeping two people, with seating for 10. Incorporating the same seaworthy hull as its…


For more than 150 years, Major League Baseball (MLB) has entertained the American public, and the most gifted players have etched their names in sporting history. Read on for a brief look at the lives and sporting achievements of a handful of the most gifted and storied players baseball has ever seen.

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Lou Gehrig

Born Henry Louis Gehrig in Manhattan in 1903, Gehrig earned a reputation as “The Iron Horse” due to his durability and hitting prowess. The Triple Crown winner was an All-Star seven consecutive times. He was also named the American League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice.

With a slugging…

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Douglas Healy is a Springfield, Missouri-based attorney with nearly 20 years of legal experience.

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