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Will.i.am premieres song — from Mars

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Rapper will.i.am can boast of an accomplishment that is out of this world: His latest single premiered from Mars, making it the first song to debut on another planet.

The Black Eyed Peas singer wrote the song, “Reaching for the Stars,” to mark the successful landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover on the Red Planet this month.

A far cry from his regular hip-hop tunes, it features a 40-piece orchestra set to a futuristic beat.

The song is set to transcend time and cultures, he said.

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Don Nelson now a Hawaii businessman, done as NBA coach

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We told you a few days ago that soon to be NBA Hall of Fame coach Don Nelson was done coaching. As in not coming back to the mainland at age 72, other than to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

But don’t think he’s slowed down.

He’s a businessman in Hawaii now, as the Associated Press reports.

These days, he’s Nellie, the entrepreneur. From his new shaved ice stand, to coffee plants and koa trees, to all his rental properties and a wedding venue in the works right off the beach, the 72-year-old Nelson is about as far removed from his old basketball life as he could be…

“I invested my fortune on Maui,” he added with a smile. “Those are the fun things I’m doing.”

Mmmm… Hawaiian shave ice… (read that out loud in your best Homer Simpson voice).

Good for Nelson, who never struck…

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ASU Women’s X-Country Going the Distance

Second-year head coach Ryan Cole and defending Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year Shelby Houlihan lead the Sun Devils into a new season.

Aug. 28, 2012

By Chenea’ Schacher

TEMPE – As school comes back into session this Fall semester, Arizona State University’s women’s cross country season is getting back underway.  With the Sun Devils returning 10 runners and adding seven strong newcomers, the team is looking to improve on last year’s NCAA Championship showing.

Four of the Sun Devils returning to the roster had an NCAA appearance last year. Sophomores Shelby Houlihan and Macy Bricks along with red-shirt seniors Natasa Vulicand Hailey Hanna will look to take the newcomers back to the championship this season.

“We are pretty fortunate right now that all of the girls are back on the team, healthy and excited to get into the season,” head coach Ryan Cole said. “We just need to manage their emotions, time and energy so that they stay healthy and excited as we move through out the season. I think we are going to have a pretty good fall.” Continue reading