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Obama holds fundraiser at Magic Johnson’s home in Los Angeles

President Barack Obama was in Los Angeles Monday for private fundraisers, including one at basketball star Magic Johnson’s home, rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars like Diane Keaton and Tom Hanks. The president, on a three-day West Coast tour largely dedicated to campaign fundraising, was due at the home of the…

LA Lakers owner in hospital for cancer

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who has been in failing health for the past year, has been hospitalized in intensive care for cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported. The 79-year-old was taken to hospital in July for “dehydration” and underwent surgery a month later for an undisclosed illness. The…

NBA cancels first two weeks of regular season

NBA commissioner David Stern has cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season after several hours of meetings failed to result in a new labour deal with players. Stern said he is cancelling 100 scheduled regular season games through November 14 after the two sides in the contract…

Jackson: Owner sees LeBron as ‘runaway slave’

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson criticized Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday for “arrogant” remarks about departing superstar LeBron James. Jackson blasted Gilbert over comments calling James “cowardly,” made after James announced he would leave Cleveland – where he has played all seven of his NBA seasons – for…

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