Michael Phelps On Comeback: “I’m Doing This For Me”

A slimmed down and happy Michael Phelps said his passion for swimming is bringing him back to the sport, 18 months after his retirement following the London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will swim in competition Thursday for the first time since Aug. 4, 2012, a gap of 628 days. Phelps is swimming only in the 100-meter butterfly on the first day of the Arena Grand Prix in...
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NFL to Release Schedule TONIGHT!

The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday. The games will be unveiled during ESPN2′s schedule release show from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. Annually, the release of the NFL schedule has become almost like a national holiday. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are expected to host the annual kickoff game on Thursday, Sept. 4. The NFL’s...
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Meb Keflezighi Carries Victims in Heart During Boston Marathon Win

Their names were written on the corners of his racing bib. Martin. Sean. Krystle. Lingzi. “They helped carry me through,” Meb Keflezighi said after one of the most memorable victories in the Boston Marathon’s 118-year history. Keflezighi became the first American man since 1983 to wear the laurel wreath. He did so when this city needed it the most. With the backdrop of so much...
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Liverpool Wins Crucial Match, Continues to Prove They are the Class of the EPL

There are all sorts of reasons why Liverpool would be popular champions across much of England, except Manchester. There is the emotion of the Hillsborough anniversary. There is the residual good will for the way Liverpool showed that English clubs can compete consistently in Europe. There is the feeling that, unlike Chelsea and Manchester City, Liverpool would not have had the title...
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2014 NFL Draft Update: Manziel Not in the Top 25

The NFL Draft is slowly creeping up on us and look who’s back at the top of the list….. 1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina Clowney disappointed during his junior campaign when his production dropped off dramatically, but no one has ever questioned Clowney’s natural ability. He’s been compared to Julius Peppers and Mario Williams. 2. Greg Robinson, OT Auburn Robinson...
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Gareth Bale Scores Stunning Solo Effort Goal to Lead Real Madrid to Copa del Rey Title Gareth Bale paid back all of his world-record transfer fee with one lung-busting, Spanish Cup-winning wonder goal. It was his 20th for Real Madrid, his first against Barcelona. The match had been dubbed the game of his life and he produced the goal of his career to settle it. There were shades of ‘Taxi for Maicon’ when he picked the...
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Donald Trump ‘Very Serious’ About Buying the Chicago Bulls

Donald Trump never did run for governor of New York. But now he might be on to his next project: buying the Buffalo Bills. “It’s very serious,” Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy said. “He’s long had an interest in professional sports.” Langworthy, who met with Trump in Manhattan on Monday, said the billionaire is “doing all due diligence” as he considers...
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Michael Phelps Coming Out of Retirement to Compete

Michael Phelps is expected to come out of retirement and compete in his first meet since the 2012 Olympics next week, his coach confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. This move paves the way for the 22-time Olympic medalist to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which would be Phelps’ fifth Games. ​USA Swimming announced Monday that it expects Phelps, along with other swimming...
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Bubba Watson Wins Second Masters in Three Years

For all his quirkiness, including the homemade swing and the rambling interviews and the — believe it or not — Twitter conversations with his followers on the morning of the final round of a major championship he is leading, Bubba Watson is a remarkable talent. Watson put his ability on full display Sunday, shooting a final-round 69 at Augusta National to pull away from Jordan...
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Right Guard Extreme Clear Even Saves Major Leaguers (Sponsored)

Right guard is at it again with their commercials. And in the landscape of deodorants what better way to campaign than to use sports? It’s kind of funny how they have a guy that kind of sets up his at bat like Ichiro Suzuki. Unfortunately it would have been way cooler if it were in fact Ichiro Suzuki. However, let’s just say if you happen to be playing baseball and you...
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Adidas Owns the Next Evolution in Running with Adidas Boost (Sponsored)

Adidas is leading a revolution in cushioning technology that gives runners the extra edge they’re looking for. The new Adidas Boost 2.0 is lightweight, breathable, and supported by their innovative foam cushioning system that combines comfort with unbelievable responsive energy. The new BOOST™ technology is made up of thousands of energy capsules that work to store and release...
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Northwestern Football Players Win First Round in Bid to Unionize

Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board, ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players under the College Athletes Players Association have the right to unionize, a decision that eventually could have far-reaching impacts on college sports. The ruling comes less than two week after the university and CAPA submitted their...
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Everton’s Ross Barkley Goal of the Year Yesterday vs. Newcastle United?

Ross Barkley justified his own hype in Everton’s 3-0 win at Newcastle, netting a goal of the season contender to open the scoring against Alan Pardew’s men. Showing off the pace, skill and confidence which has won him a regular starting berth under Roberto Martinez this season, Barkley picked up the ball inside his own half and didn’t stop running.The England man, who on this...
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Mark Cuban Thinks the NFL Will Implode in 10 Years

Mark Cuban thinks the NFL’s greed will quickly lead to its downfall. The Dallas Mavericks owner discussed the league in a pregame conversation with reporters on Sunday. “I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. When pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way. I’m just telling you, when...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Take a Second to Give Wichita State Some Love for a Terrific Season

John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect. When it bounced harmlessly off the rim, everything was set in motion once again. Calipari spontaneously leaped into the air, bad hip...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

80% of People Lost Their Shot at $1 Billion in the First Two Hours of the NCAA Tournament

It took about two hours for most of America’s billion-dollar dream to end. After the first game in the billion-dollar perfect bracket challenge insured by billionaire Warren Buffett, four out of five would-be winners were already finished, thanks to Dayton’s upset of No. 6 seed Ohio State. On Yahoo’s Tourney Pick ‘Em game, 83.7% of users took the Buckeyes. (Those poolers...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman Struck by Line Drive in the Face

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman suffered fractures to bones in his nose and left eye while taking a line drive to the face Wednesday night. Chapman was carted off the field and transported by ambulance to a hospital and would be kept overnight for observation, the Reds said on their Twitter account. The Reds said Chapman was originally taken to Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Three Most-Likely NCAA Tournament Upsets

In the NCAA tournament, upsets are bound to happen. You never know when a shocking result will occur, but don’t be surprised if these games end up going to the underdogs. (5) VCU vs. (12) Stephen F. Austin, South Region Shaka Smart’s VCU Rams have played the part of Cinderella before. This year, they’ll find out what it’s like to be on the other end — in more ways than...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Released

The NCAA Tournament bracket has been released, and the University of Florida headlines the South Region as its No. 1 seed. The Gators were awarded the top seed after an impressive run to close out the season. Florida finished 18-0 in SEC play, including two wins against Kentucky during the regular season, and won the 2014 SEC Tournament. The Gators finished 4-2 against ranked teams...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michelle Beadle is Taking a Paralyzed Hockey Player to the Prom

Michelle Beadle is going back to prom — with a kid who really deserves a great date. So don’t mess it up, Beadle. The ESPN broadcaster was asked to prom by Jack Jablonski, a high school hockey player who was paralyzed from the chest down after being checked into the boards head-first back in 2011. Jablonski was doing a weekly radio segment on 105 The Ticket’s “Hockey Night...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rule Kobe Out for the Remainder of the Season

The Los Angeles Lakers have ruled Kobe Bryant out for the remainder of the season after a re-examination of the veteran guard’s injured knee showed it still hadn’t healed, the team announced Wednesday. Bryant has been sidelined since Dec. 17 with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. He also missed the Lakers’ first 19 games while recovering from a torn...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Seavey Wins Second Iditarod

Dallas Seavey ran a blistering pace to rally from third place and win his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday in a record-breaking finish, after a sudden storm blew the front-runner out of the competition and kept another musher minutes away from her first win. The victory was so strange that Seavey said he didn’t even realize he won the race until about 90 seconds...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorious Vomits, Weeps During Autopsy Testimony

Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius vomited and wept in a South African courtroom Monday as a pathologist described the injuries sustained by Pistorius’ girlfriend the night she was fatally shot in his home. Pistorius became ill as pathologist Gert Saayman, who conducted the autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp, testified in Pretoria that one bullet entered her head, ran under her skull...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the 15 Wooden Award Finalists

The 15 finalists were announced on Saturday for 2014′s John R. Wooden Award, given annually to the nation’s best college basketball player. Since this year’s award has an obvious front-runner (Dougie Fresh, cough, cough), here’s a look at those 15 players ranked based on the seasons they’ve had in 2013-14. 1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: The senior forward is playing like...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Wants Vikings to Sign Quarterback Michael Vick

Adrian Peterson, the All-Pro running back for the Minnesota Vikings, sent a message to the franchise’s front office: make a run at free agent quarterback Michael Vick. The 33-year-old Vick lost his job with the Philadelphia Eagles to Nick Foles and is now looking for a new team. Vick started six games for the Eagles last year, and threw for 1,215 yards, five touchdowns and three...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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