Carmelo Anthony begins new firm

Signed to the New York Knicks for another five seasons, Carmelo Anthony is already looking to life after basketball. On Monday, Anthony announced the creation of M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm whose only partners are Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the world’s largest direct marketer of music, video and books. “For as long […]

Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO […]

Cavs nab Lucas in four-player swap with Jazz

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired three players, including guard John Lucas III, from the Utah Jazz in a trade announced between the teams on Tuesday. In addition to Lucas, Cleveland obtained forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy while sending second-year guard Carrick Felix to the Jazz. Utah also received a 2015 second-round pick as well as […]

Rashard Lewis needs knee surgery, contract with Mavs void

 The Dallas Mavericks have voided the contract of forward Rashard Lewis. Lewis had agreed to terms on a veteran minimum contract with the Mavs on July 19, but a recent physical revealed a knee injury that will require surgery. “It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis’ physical that he is in need of a medical procedure […]

Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

 Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol without a license. “Are […]

Pitino Bragging Rights Series Set Up; Louisville vs Minnesota

Louisville and Minnesota are working on finalizing a home and home series starting next year at Louisville. Pitino bragging rights as Rick coaches Louisville and his son Richard coaches Minnesota. Rick Pitino Sr. also reported this week that he isn’t preparing to retire anytime soon… Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that’s […]

Pro-Russian rebels shoot down two Ukrainian fighter jets

Pro-Russian rebels have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets, a spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations said on Wednesday.

The spokesman said the two were downed near Savur Mogila in eastern Ukraine. No details were known about the pilots.

Possible video of the crash site of one of the two fighter jets

EDIT:This is an unconfirmed video released today….

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Fears of possible listeria contamination have led to a national recall of whole peaches, nectarines and other fruits packed by a California company. No illnesses have been reported, but the Wawona Packing Company has told retailers such as Wal-Mart, Costco and Trader Joe’s to pull its products.

The recall applies to “certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12, 2014,” according to a recall bulletin from the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA has posted product images of the recalled fruits’ packaging.

“Fruit sold as individual pieces should have a sticker on it; the recalled product stickers will read ‘Sweet2Eat,’ ” Wawona says.

Wawona sells produce to national wholesalers; as of Tuesday, “CostcoTrader Joe’sKrogerand the Walmart Corp. — which operates Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites,” CNN reports.

Wawona reportedly detected listeria in tests of its own equipment after being alerted to a possible contamination by an Australian customer; it says it has eliminated the problem at its plant. The company posted a list of “lot codes” to help identify the produce in question.

“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products” company President Brent Smittcamp said in a news release. “By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illnesses and even death in those at the most risk: young children and those with weakened immune systems. It can also pose serious risks to pregnant women.

In 2011, listeria killed 33 people in 28 states — a devastating outbreak that stands as one of the most deadly in U.S. history.

As the National Institutes of Health reminds us, listeria is a bacteria that can pose particular problems because it can keep growing even in foods that are refrigerated.

The FDA adds, “Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET, or visit www.wawonapacking.com.”

Smoove Gotti Issues Statement on Lebron Coming Back to Cleveland

Cleveland MC, Smoove Gotti, issued the following statement to the press in regards to Lebron James returning to play basketball in Cleveland. Smoove Gotti is a born and bred Cleveland citizen, and he has become one of the top entertainers and leaders in not just the hip hop community but the Northern Ohio community as a whole. […]