A prominent Japanese seismologist rattled some nerves when he declared there was a 70 percent chance of a major earthquake in or around Tokyo -- in the next four years. Government scientists had proclaimed a similar risk, but over a longer timeframe, 30 years.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic to take their 15th NBA championship title. The Takeaway Sports Blogger Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says Kobe has escaped Shaq's shadow and predicts whether the Magic will be contenders again next year.
?There can only be one,? reads the tagline of the NBA's 2008 playoff marketing campaign, splitting the faces of top players to emphasize that no one gets a participation award. Yet, the Los Angeles Lakers Game 5, 103-98 victory over the Boston Celtics, featured a different kind of split ? the split personality of Kobe Bryant." -Maggie Haskins