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Preparations for the 2022 World Cup, to be held in Qatar, may have already cost at least 1,200 people their lives, even though the event itself is still seven years away. If current trends continue, nearly 4,000 people will die constructing stadiums by the time the World Cup actually begins [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Who needs a snowy slope to snowboard? If you've got the guts, an expanse of clouds and sky will do just fine. In a video posted Tuesday by Happy Socks, daredevil Adrian Cenni, aka The Wildman, carved up the wild blue yonder while attached to a helicopter. He glided along at 80 [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Sepp Blatter issued a statement Wednesday in response to the overnight arrests of 14 top officials, including two FIFA vice presidents, in Zurich, Switzerland. This is a difficult time for football, the fans and for FIFA as an organisation. We understand the disappointment [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Lads will be lads, even on national television. In a TNT postgame segment Tuesday with the "Entourage" guys promoting their upcoming film, the conversation got around to UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. (She appears in the movie.) "I can last 45 seconds with Ronda Rousey," co-host Shaquille O'Neal said innocently. "Set it [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Sources: Bulls mull whether to fire Thibodeau [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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(RNS) A Catholic priest in New Jersey who says he was dismissed from his campus ministry job over a Facebook post against anti-gay bullying and racism has come out as gay. The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Duckworth: The young Pharoah [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Clemson's Swinney skips fundraiser after uproar [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Curry to wear protective sleeve in Game 5 [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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After protests over Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney's scheduled attendance at an event for a conservative group that opposes gay marriage, Swinney said Wednesday he is not taking part. "After much thought, in order to avoid a distraction for the team and the entire football program, I've decided it is in [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Vikes coach: Peterson to play for us or no one [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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It is not just FIFA officials and little-known sports marketing groups who are finding themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S.'s investigation into long-term corruption in international soccer. Nike seems to be caught up in the maelstrom as well. Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday, as well as [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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An independent ethics committee has banned 11 people from conducting football-related activities on a national and international level, according to a FIFA news release. “The charges are clearly related to football and are of such a serious nature that it was imperative to take swift and immediate action. The proceedings [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Around 4 a.m. Wednesday, New York Times reporters Michael Schmidt and Sam Borden arrived at a five-star hotel in Zurich and tried to get breakfast. It was an unusual place for the pair to be, and not simply because breakfast wouldn't be served for a couple more hours. Schmidt covers the [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Charles Barkley isn't a concussion expert by any means, but by virtue of the stick he wields on TNT's "Inside the NBA," he's one of the NBA's leading voices on controversial matters like this. One night after Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry fell on his head during Game 4 [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.Now comes the biggest challenge of his 17-year rule of FIFA: dealing with the U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption among soccer officials, including some who were sipping drinks with Blatter [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.Now comes the biggest challenge of his 17-year rule of FIFA: dealing with the U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption among soccer officials, including some who were sipping drinks with Blatter [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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San Jose Sharks get a good fit with the hiring of Peter DeBoer [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Mets plan to go with 6-man rotation into August [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick probably wishes he could have called an audible on his ill-advised social media play Tuesday. But too late for that. He apologized for an offensive Instagram post that appeared to make light of the floods in Houston. Torrential rains this week have killed at least [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Pre-Finals break to set record if Warriors clinch [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Indians shave heads, support Aviles, daughter [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Sources: Texans on tap for HBO's 'Hard Knocks' [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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On Wednesday, the U.S. extradited 14 top international soccer officials on federal corruption charges. But HBO's John Oliver had them dead to rights long before that. The officials are leaders of FIFA, soccer's multibillion-dollar international governing body. Though FIFA is officially a nonprofit, its alleged corruption, exploitative money-making practices and intervention [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Stark: First-quarter award winners [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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As the game clock winded down to double-zero at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Tuesday night, Cavaliers coach David Blatt pulled LeBron James aside for a quick word. James, who scored 23 points in a 118-88 win to help the Cavaliers complete a four-game Eastern Conference Finals sweep of [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Federer, Wawrinka sweat out French struggles [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Nepalese World Cup laborers in Qatar, have been denied travel home to attend funerals and visit mourning loved ones following a devastating series of earthquakes in their home country. Of the Nepal's 400,000 migrant workers currently working on preparations for Qatar's 2022 World Cup, no more than 500 have been [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Nine officials of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), including two of its current vice presidents, were among 14 people indicted on Wednesday for racketeering conspiracy and corruption, the Department of Justice announced in a statement. In addition to FIFA officials, a number of officials of other soccer governing [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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What cold? Sharapova sizzles in French win [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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This one goes out to anyone who has experienced even the slightest instability during yoga class. Nothing wrecks a yoga flow -- or any exercise routine, for that matter -- more than feeling like you're going to fall over. But fear not: The simple sequence of stability poses in the [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Statement issued by Swiss authorities Wednesday in connection with their investigation into FIFA corruption:___The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering in connection with the allocation of the 2018 [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement to [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Prince Fielder is raking and that's a very good thing [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Reid: Why Gruden's fate is linked to RG III [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title. By sweeping the top-seeded Hawks, the Cavs earned [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Kaepernick sorry for insensitive flooding post [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Irving returns from knee injury to start Game 4 [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Ruben Amaro adds another reason to get fired [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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SEC will seek 'level field' for camps, transfers [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Howard avoids Game 5 suspension after review [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Carroll mum on Seahawks' talks with QB Wilson [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015
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Chris Norton, a former college football player who broke his neck during a game in 2010, said he was given a 3 percent chance of ever regaining movement below his neck. Over a life-changing weekend, he beat the odds and then some. On Saturday, he got engaged. So thankful that she said [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Phillies GM: Critical fans don't understand game [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Manziel works with Browns 2nd team offense [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Cheap Cavs sweep? Game 4 ticket resales soft [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Here's one way to alienate loyal followers of your baseball team: completely diss them. In an interview with CSN Philadelphia on Monday, Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the faithful have a lot to learn. “They don't understand the game,” Amaro said in reference to fans wanting the Phillies to [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Clayton: Why a Peterson trade won't happen [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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McHale: Rockets made it home despite flooding [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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QB Mariota practices for first time with Titans [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Emotional Uribe says trade to Braves complete [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Ex-WR Horn on today's NFL: Goodell is 'the devil' [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Big Ben: Steelers-Patriots better with Brady [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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We hope he at least quenched his thirst, because this Chinese soccer goalie is in hot water for allowing the opposing team to score a goal while he took a water break.Sui Weijie of Chinese Super League team Chongqing Lifan let Ding Haifeng of rival Liaoning kick the ball into [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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When you score 45 points in an NBA playoff game, you put yourself in an elite category that few players before have reached. When you do it and your name is James Harden, it hardly seems worth blinking an eye over. Harden, who finished a distant second to Stephen Curry [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Point spreads play key role in TV ratings [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Sam focused on football, not making CFL history [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Wilson, Graham miss Seahawks' first OTA [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Inside Slant: Making the Bears accountable for Ray McDonald [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Hitchcock agrees to continue as Blues coach [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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An argument over NASCAR and IndyCar has led to domestic battery charges for a man in Franklin, Indiana. David Wilson, 57, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly choked his fiancée during an Indianapolis 500 viewing party, TheIndyChannel.com reports. The victim told officers she and the suspect had been drinking all day. Wilson told [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Dwight Howard had 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Houston Rockets stave off elimination in Game 4 of the playoffs against the Golden State Warriors in a 128-115 victory in Houston on Monday night. But he wasn't about to take on flood waters. After the Toyota Center issued a [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Stay in school, kids. During a promotional event at the Houston Rockets' NBA playoff game Monday night, two men entered the arena to battle in the ancient ways of tic-tac-toe. For every lay-up they hit, the competitors would lay down their respective Xs or Os on the giant tic-tac-toe board at [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Nadal coasts as quest for 10th French title begins [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Week in Pictures for May 18-24, 2015 [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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NFL Nation TV talks Rays (Rice and McDonald) [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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For many of us, Emilio Estevez isn't just Emilio Estevez, son of Martin Sheen, brother of Charlie Sheen or distinguished member of the '80s Brat Pack. No, above all of that, he is, and forever will be, Gordon Bombay -- as in, the reluctant coach of the greatest hockey team to [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Weather keeps Rockets' Howard, fans at arena [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Baffert seeks to join rare company [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Curry leaves game after hard fall on back, neck [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Warriors star Stephen Curry left Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals after being upended during a play and coming down hard on his head. With just under six minutes to play in the second quarter, Curry launched beneath the Houston Rockets' basket to block Trevor Ariza, his trajectory putting his [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Isaacson: Unified Sports' mission? It's all about inclusion [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Isaacson: Unified Sports' mission? It's all about inclusion [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015
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Report: Brady's suspension appeal to be delayed [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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LeBron stumps for Thompson to stay with Cavs [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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Bears' decision to sign Ray McDonald backfires [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old baseball player has died after being struck by a ball in the northern Minnesota city of Bemidji.The president of the Bemidji Youth Baseball League, Bruce Dahlin, tells KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/1IWiKZu ) that Zacharie Schaubhut lived in Des Moines, Iowa, but was living with [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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No suspension for Horford after flagrant foul [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - Didier Drogba will not play for another English team when he leaves Chelsea and may follow Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard by ending his career in the United States. The [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps to work [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from him assaulting a woman who was holding a baby.Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke reports that McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. Monday on [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the Spanish club again showed it won't tolerate a season without a major trophy.Ancelotti was let go despite being popular among both players and fans and having led Madrid to its 10th European Cup title just a year [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps to work [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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Here it is, folks. The most ridiculous call so far of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. It seemed like an unassuming Game 3 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Many expected LeBron James and the Cavs (heading in with a 2-0 series lead) to continue to steamroll the [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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When Kleiton Almeida walked into Miami's Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School a little over a year ago, he brought his experience serving in the Middle East and Africa with him. For the Navy veteran, working at the school was an opportunity he earned through Operation Coach, an initiative started by Up2Us [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015
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Juan Pablo Montoya took first place in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. This is Montoya's second victory; he won his first Indy 500 in 2000. Montoya was born in Bogota, Colombia where he began racing professionally in 1992. The race featured several crashes including a major one between Jack Hawksworth and Sebastian Saavedrea, [...]
Sun, May 24, 2015
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Although Roger Federer sailed through his first-round match at the French Open on Sunday, the tennis champion encountered a scary incident after a fan rushed the court to take a selfie with him.Not cool. (Source: ESPN) Federer, who was rightfully pissed, addressed the situation during his post-match press conference:I'm not happy [...]
Sun, May 24, 2015
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BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal. Boston.com reports (http://bit.ly/1FHE96e ) that Patricia M. Shong, of Auburn, Massachusetts, died on Monday surrounded by family. Her obituary says the 72-year-old enjoyed scrapbooking, weekly card night and [...]
Sun, May 24, 2015
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Kevin Durant was politely answering some reporter's questions outside a Los Angeles club Friday night when he decided it was time to go. But when he opened the door of his car to leave, he could only stand helplessly and act aloof as what looked an awful lot like a [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015
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Golfers in Branson, Missouri, have some extra hazards to contend with after four sinkholes swallowed part of the Top of the Rock Golf Course on Friday. The largest of the sinkholes abuts a pond on the course and is approximately 70 feet wide and 35 feet deep. According to KOLR10 News, [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.The NFL told the players' union on Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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These street ballers have game. And a badge. A video that purportedly shows uniformed NYPD officers showing off their moves in a pickup basketball game is making the rounds on the Internet. Society is deadass is all fucked up now all you see is people get shot in their own [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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Granted, Tarik Cohen of North Carolina A&T's football team is not wearing pads, nor are large men trying to hit him like they'd be doing in an actual football game. But the running back's one-handed catch while doing a backflip is still impressive. Ridiculous, really. A video posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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Looks like next season will be the last in Kobe Bryant's legendary NBA career. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak told SiriusXM NBA radio on Thursday. Bryant, 36, will make $25 million next season, more than any other player in [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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Draymond Green is the one of the best trash-talkers in the NBA, if not the best. He single-handedly ruined Dahntay Jones' season after the Los Angeles Clipper had the gall to try and clown Green on national television. He is always jabbering as the trash-talking soul of a team that [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
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