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Single mom of Olympian gets to Rio with help of GoFundMe

A single mother is on her way to the Olympics to watch her daughter compete, thanks to some generous strangers. Ariana Washington is a Team USA sprinter who qualified for the U.S. Olympic team a matter of weeks ago. Coming off a foot injury, Washington was unlikely to make it to the Olympics, but she managed to qualify, much to the surprise of her family. According to KTLA, her...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky slams trolls on behalf of Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson was one of a number of star athletes who chose to skip the Summer Olympics in Rio, and it doesn’t appear he is regretting his decision. Over the weekend, Johnson shared a photo on Instagram that showed him enjoying some leisure time with his wife, Paulina Gretzky, on a boat. The post led to a number of comments from followers who believe Johnson should be ashamed...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Montana messes with Jerry Rice in Hall of Fame photo

Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice were both in Canton this weekend to watch the Class of ’16 get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That included watching former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. get inducted. Along the way, Montana decided to have some fun. The four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback gave his longtime receiver the good ole bunny...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy responds to Olympians' Twitter taunts

Rory McIlroy responded on Twitter Sunday to the Olympians who tried trolling him via the social media service. Two boxers, Paddy Barnes and Mick Conlan, appeared to be working in tandem when they tried to troll Rory the past few days. Barnes got on the Irish golfer with a reference to McIlroy’s ex-fiancee, Caroline Wozniacki. Hey @CaroWozniacki I think we make a great couple...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Furyk becomes first PGA Tour golfer to shoot 58

It has been nearly three years since Jim Furyk shot a 59 at the BMW Championship to tie a PGA Tour record for lowest score in a single round. At the time, Furyk became just the sixth golfer in history to accomplish the incredible feat. He bested himself on Sunday. Furyk shot a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in Hartford. Here’s the putt that secured the record...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres pitcher forced to wear generic jersey due to pine tar

San Diego Padres pitcher Paul Clemens may now be known as “Player 91” forever. Clemens, the starting pitcher for the Padres on Saturday, was forced to change out of his original uniform when he got pine tar all over it while batting. “Before he went to hit he put more pine tar on his bat than more guys use in a year, and he managed to get that on his uniform,” Padres manager Andy...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

A-Rod breaks down crying while announcing retirement

Alex Rodriguez broke down crying on Sunday while announcing that he will play his final game for the New York Yankees at the end of the week. While reflecting on his career and thanking the Steinbrenner family, A-Rod took a few moments to collect himself: Alex Rodriguez announces his retirement from baseball.https://t.co/TNBVlHfpaC — YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 7, 2016...
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Alex Rodriguez to retire from Yankees at end of week

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez announced on Sunday that he is is playing his final game with the team at the end of the week. In an interview with Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, A-Rod revealed that he made the decision because the Yankees had plans to release him. However, the 41-year-old holds no hard feelings toward the organization and is planning to remain with the team...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Katinka Hosszu husband Shane Tusup is a maniac (Video)

Katinka Hosszu won the gold medal in the 400 meter individual medley at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, and she did it by obliterating the previous world record by two seconds. Watching Hosszu destroy the competition in her preliminary heat and then the finals of the event provided the added benefit of introducing the world to her husband Shane Tusup, who is an absolute maniac. Tusup...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Favre gives longest, but best, speech at Hall of Fame

Brett Favre gave the longest speech of the night during Hall of Fame inductions on Saturday in Canton, but it was worth it. Favre was presented by his wife Deanna and then took over and spoke for around 36 minutes. For the bulk of his speech, he talked about his family and gave his thanks to them. An emotional moment as Brett Favre thanks his family for their support. #PFHOF16...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Favre brings laughs with a– slapping comment about Marco Rivera

Brett Favre brought it all during his lengthy Hall of Fame speech in Canton on Saturday night — tears, emotion, and laughs. Long after he teared up while talking about his dad, Favre began talking about his former teammates. That’s when he got in a funny line about his former offensive lineman, Marco Rivera. Beware — this language may be inappropriate for some: Brett Favre, master...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt was feeling too ‘lazy’ for opening ceremonies

Usain Bolt is participating in his fourth Olympics and looking to defend his reputation as the world’s fastest person. He has won six gold medals at the Olympics and has set the world record for fastest times in the 100 and 200 meters. The Jamaican sprinter has sort of “been there, done that” when it comes to the Olympics, so it’s not a huge surprise that he was not present for...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul George denies getting crossed in win over China, blames sneakers

USA Basketball cruised to a 119-62 victory over China in their first taste of official Olympic action on Saturday, but the win came at the expense of Paul George’s ankles. With the game winding down in the fourth quarter, George got his ankles banished to the shadow realm with a quick crossover by Chinese guard Zhao Jiwei that sent him sprawling to the hardwood. Paul George on...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners retire Ken Griffey Jr’s uniform No. 24

Last month, Ken Griffey Jr. took his place among the game’s greats when he was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, the Mariners honored the man who is sixth on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list. Prior to the game between the Mariners and Angels was a ceremony at Safeco Field, at which time Griffey became the first player in Mariners history to have...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mariners announce plans for Ken Griffey Jr. statue

The Seattle Mariners held a ceremony on Saturday night to honor Ken Griffey Jr. as they retired the former center fielder's No. 24 jersey. The team also announced another cool surprise: There will be a statue of "The Kid" outside of Safeco Field next year. It's official. #Mariners President Kevin Mather announces there will be a Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside Safeco Field next...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Yankees to hold press conference with Alex Rodriguez on Sunday

The continuing story of Alex Rodriguez has taken yet another turn. According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe on Saturday, the Yankees have scheduled a press conference with Rodriguez for Sunday morning. General manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi will also reportedly be in attendance. Yankees have called a press conference tomorrow morning with A-Rod. Cashman and...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels designate Tim Lincecum for assignment

Earlier this year, Tim Lincecum held a showcase in hopes of latching on with a major league team. The Angels gave Lincecum a chance to show he could regain the form that made him one of the top pitchers in the game, but that experiment now appears to be over. On Friday, Lincecum started his ninth game of the season and lasted just 3.1 innings. He allowed nine hits, two walks, and...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut drops fantastic quote after Australia defeats France

Underneath that tough Aussie exterior is quote the charismatic character. After Australia picked up the 87-66 victory over France in the opening men’s basketball contest at the Rio Games on Saturday, center Andrew Bogut delivered this outstanding one-liner about the team’s defensive mentality heading into the competition, per John Schuhmann of NBA.com Bogut: "Before this tournament...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Eagles, Stephen Tulloch reportedly in heavy negotiations

The Philadelphia Eagles may be close to shoring up their linebacker unit. According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Sunday, the Eagles are in heavy negotiations with ex-Detroit Lion Stephen Tulloch. Eagles and former Lions' LB Stephen Tulloch now in "heavy negotiations", per source. Eagles could soon have a new linebacker. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2016...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

French gymnast suffers broken leg on vault landing (Video)

French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a horrific leg injury in Day One of competition at the Rio Olympic Games on Saturday. Ait Said was attempting to stick a vault landing during the men’s gymnastics qualification session but fell awkwardly on his left leg, breaking it. A word of warning to proceed with extreme caution because the injury is rather gruesome. Ouch @120Sports #gymnastics...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan poses for funny photo with 4-foot-6 gymnast

The Olympic Games always bring together athletes from all different walks of life. And sometimes when that happens, you wind up getting a two-and-a-half foot height difference. USA Basketball center DeAndre Jordan (who stands 6-foot-11) posed on Friday for a funny photo with 4-foot-6 American gymnast Ragan Smith. Had a fun time meeting Deandre Jordan yesterday!
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Athletics go all out with retro day, including uniforms, broadcast graphics

Having a throwback day of sorts isn’t exactly a new concept for Major League Baseball teams. Few, however, go all out quite like the Oakland Athletics did on Saturday. The A’s held Retro Billy Ball Day when they hosted the Cubs, a tribute to Billy Martin’s 1981 Athletics. As usual, both teams wore era-appropriate uniforms for the contest. 1981 called. #TurnBackTheClock pic.twitter...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Kubiak: Broncos not close to naming starting quarterback

Don’t hold your breath if you’re awaiting a resolution to the Denver Broncos’ quarterback battle. Coach Gary Kubiak said Saturday that he is not close to a decision on his starting quarterback in what is said to be a three-way battle between Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, and rookie Paxton Lynch. “I’m going one week at a time,” Kubiak said, via ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. “I will make a...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Pierre-Paul says right hand feels fine during contact drills

Jason Pierre-Paul says he isn’t feeling any issues with his right hand during contact drills so far. The Giants defensive end, who famously lost parts of three fingers after a fireworks accident in 2015, says everything feels normal as he gets to work. “What do you think?” Pierre-Paul said when asked about his hand, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “I’m out there running and banging...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions reportedly fear Eric Ebron suffered Achilles injury in practice

The Detroit Lions may be facing a significant hurdle after tight end Eric Ebron went down with what appeared to be a significant leg injury in Saturday’s practice. Ebron was hurt during an open practice at Ford Field and had to be carted off. Eric Ebron, head down after being carted off field with lower leg injury pic.twitter.com/mSYXGFyVFH — Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) August 6, 2016...
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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