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Chargers blocking off unsold sections in 27,000-seat stadium | theScore.com

Just three home games into their Los Angeles foray, the Chargers are already resorting to placing tarps on unsold sections of their stadium.

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John McEnroe on controversial Serena Williams comments - Videos - CBS News

Hall of Famer John McEnroe's fiery outbursts on the tennis courts earned him a reputation as one of the most iconic and controversial athletes in history. McEnroe joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "But Seriously,"

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To reach their potential, Warriors had to own their identity

All season, the Warriors heard doubts about whether a 2017 title would be cheapened by their super-roster. But after Kevin Durant and his teammates decided to own their choices, this championship is no less sweet.

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Tiger Woods arrested - Tiger Woods is lost, in every literal and figurative way

Tiger Woods has again reduced himself to a punchline and reminded the world how reckless he can be. Now, we are left to wonder if and how he will find his way back.

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Raiders sell out 2017 season tickets despite looming move from Oakland to Vegas

Last week, Mark Davis revealed that he had refunded and re-sold about 1,000 tickets

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How the curveball's resurgence is changing modern pitching

Modern pitching is defined by velocity, right? Not so fast. An ancient, mysterious pitch—the curveball—is an increasingly lethal weapon in the pitcher

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Remembering Jackie Robinson's first 10 days in Major League Baseball

How Jackie Robinson survived a torrent of pressure and prejudice in his first ten days as Major League Baseball's first black player.

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Lessons from Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season

It’s just one game out of 162, but it can still mean something important, dang it.

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A Mathematician Confronts March Madness - The New Yorker

Charles Bethea on this year’s March Madness N.C.A.A. basketball tournament, and the number theories that surround its brackets.

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It just feels right to pick the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI

There is only one certified lock in this Super Bowl prediction column.

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Atlanta Looks for Respect With Falcons in Super Bowl

As Atlanta prepares for the Falcons in the Super Bowl, sports icons from the city like Dominique Wilkins of the Hawks talks about the city's fans.

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As end nears, Vin Scully has emotions in check 'but you never know' - Los Angeles - Dodgers Report- ESPN

Ever humble, legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully steadfastly downplays all the fuss about entering the homestretch of his storied 67-year career.

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Here's a young Michael Phelps hoping to 'get faster' in the pool

Back then he was just an exceptionally talented teenager hoping to win a medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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DeSean Jackson explains why he willingly passed up a $500,000 bonus

Not even a $500,000 bonus was enough to get DeSean Jackson to show up to Washington's offseason workouts

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Listen to Vin Scully Broadcast News of Muhammad Ali's Death During Dodgers Game

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is one of the all-time legendary sports voices—his smooth delivery and storytelling mastery are second to none...

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Muhammad Ali in 'Grave Condition' in Phoenix Hospital - NBC News

The boxing legend dubbed as "The Greatest" continues to battle a respiratory condition.

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How the Golden State Warriors Survived the West | TIME

The Warriors complete their playoff comeback against Oklahoma City. Up next, the NBA's series of the century.

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These Colorized Photos Show a Century’s Evolution of Indy 500 Racing | TIME

The Indianapolis 500, which will be held on May 29, looks a bit different today than it did when the first race was held on May 30, 1911.

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MLB players with improved Trade Deadline value

Make no mistake: Deals turned before this year's non-waiver Trade Deadline on Aug. 1 will have a lasting impact, vaulting contenders toward October and rebuilders into a brighter future. Within the next few weeks, clubs will really begin to wheel and deal

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Kentucky Derby 2016: Odds, Post Positions, And The Bets You Should Make - Forbes

The Friday morning odds, post positions and smart best for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

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Prince's Career As A Basketball Player Was Legendary, Too

He was as stylish a player as he was an artist. Prince died on Thursday at 57, and while his influence regarding popular music, black culture and gender norms — and even how someone is named — will remain pervasive, his life on the basketball court is shrouded in historical fact and comedic legend.

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Billy Hamilton recorded the fastest home run trot in Statcast history, because of course he did | MLB.com

There's nothing Billy Hamilton doesn't do fast. He plays defense fast, he steals bases fast, he even rides roller coasters pretty fast ... taking into account that, yes, they are roller coasters:

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Before Kris Jenkins’s Shot, There Was Ryan Arcidiacono’s Pass - The New York Times

Arcidiacono’s unselfishness set up the winning basket by Jenkins as Villanova won the N.C.A.A. championship.

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The Long, Sordid History of Horribly Dressed Sportscasters

We can only assume LSD was involved.​ The world of TV sports lost more than an astute and irreverent tennis reporter when Arthur Worth "Bud" Collins, Jr. died on March 4. It also lost one of its most out-there dressers.

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Here Are the Best Reactions to Johnny Manziel Getting Canned

Tough break, Mr. Football.​ The NFL's leading sad sack franchise, the Cleveland Browns, announced today they have released troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel

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NBA All-Stars get their own Twitter emojis now because it's 2016

Finally, some real motivation to become an NBA All-Star: Each player gets his own custom Twitter emoji this year.

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The 1 Move Each NFL Team Would Be Most Wise to Make This Offseason | Bleacher Report

The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

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Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Meadowlark Lemon, the ''clown prince'' of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. Lemon's wife and daughter confirmed to the team th

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Kobe Bryant Requests Not to Have Gift, Retirement Ceremonies from NBA Teams | Bleacher Report

The latest NBA news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more from Bleacher Report

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How Very Polite Canadians Do a Sports Riot

When the Toronto Blue Jays clinched a spot in the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, their fans naturally wanted to engage in some public celebration—so they took to the streets. But there would be no fires or overturned cars.

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How Very Polite Canadians Do a Sports Riot

When the Toronto Blue Jays clinched a spot in the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, their fans naturally wanted to engage in some public celebration—so they took to the streets. But there would be no fires or overturned cars.

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Inside the World of Hipster Boxing

The counterculture’s influence on Overthrow -- a new boxing gym in Manhattan -- is obvious, albeit painstakingly curated. Sid Vicious shots have prestige status on the walls.…

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Browns' Johnny Manziel fires back at analyst who said to cut him - CBSSports.com

Johnny Manziel thinks ESPN's Merril Hoge should worry about the giant neckties he's wearing and not Johnny Football.

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NBA - Moses Malone was NBA's most underappreciated great player

From blazing a trail from high school to the pros to lacing up Nikes, Moses Malone was a hoops pioneer with as many MVP awards as Magic and Bird.

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Chiefs fan takes up two rows napping during first game of the season - SBNation.com

It's the first Sunday of the 2015 NFL football season. Everyone is excited. The players are excited. The coaches are excited. The fans are ... ASLEEP? Sir, what are you doing?Interesting place for a nap.

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Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura fight anniversary -- 13 things you should know

ESPN.com unearths little-known facts about one of baseball's most famous scuffles -- the Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura mismatch of Aug. 4, 1993.

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Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady suspension

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on integrity of the game, the league announced Tuesday.

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NBA Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Kevin Love, Nene and More

Some rumors never die. For example, Kevin Love , who creates a flood of he’s-going-to-leave gossip every time he steps foot outside of Ohio, could still be on the move after ...

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Jimmy Butler is probably stuck with the Bulls, here are his options - SBNation.com

Butler will have a new contract with the Bulls, but how many years will it be?

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Latest NBA Rumors, Buzz After Draft

Following the barrage of rumors involving teams possibly looking to move up in the draft, the NBA focus shifts to trades involving players and free agency...

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Tom Brady meets with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to appeal Deflategate suspension | FOX Sports

Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union are meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension.

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NASCAR supports movement to take down Confederate flag from South Carolina Statehouse, but won't ban fans from flying it at races

NASCAR, a sport with deep Southeastern roots, issued a statement Tuesday supporting the movement to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.

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Report: Notebook pages show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

Pages from a long-hidden notebook published on Monday show Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player, contradicting his long-standing claim that he bet only as a manager.

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Iconic NBA Photos - Andrew D. Bernstein Interview

Long-time NBA photographer Andrew D. Bernstein walks us through some of this most iconic shots, including pictures of Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and others.

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25 Rejected Nicknames for Professional Sports Teams | Mental Floss

From the Rubber Puckies to the Unicorns, here are some of the best and weirdest nicknames ever considered.

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Why Is the NBA Shot Clock 24 Seconds? | Mental Floss

The NBA’s 24-second shot clock was invented in 1954 by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone, who wanted to force teams to pick up the pace of games. Why 24 seconds?

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao - Did Pacquiao Really Lose Because of a Shoulder Injury?

Manny Pacquiao's camp says he lost the fight to Floyd Mayweather Jr. because of a hurt shoulder.

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Projecting Lakers' 2015 Free-Agency Big Board

The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the 2015 free-agent frenzy with a bundle of cap space and an ambitious shopping list...

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Super Bowl Snacking - Super Bowl Recipes

Whether you're rooting for the Seahawks or the Pats or that one puppy in the Puppy Bowl, you know, the one with THOSE PRECIOUS EYES, the only team that inarguably deserves a win on Sunday is your taste buds. So, to guarantee that outcome, we've put together a round-up of 12 easy-to-execute Super Bowl snack recipes

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Video Proof That Dogs Would Make the Best Tennis Ball Boys | Mental Floss

Some of the best tennis players in the world were no match for these enthusiastic ball boys. Venus Williams took on two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova in a recent friendly match in Auckland, New Zealand, but a trio of four-legged ball boys completely stole the show.

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Report: Rams owner to build stadium in Los Angeles

This is perhaps one of the most clear signs that the St. Louis Rams may be heading back to Los Angeles. A report from the Los Angeles...

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College football hangover: Drinking up the New Year's madness

Fist off, what were we doing all these years? What were we doing? America was a lost nation for decades, stubbornly refusing to establish a playoff system to determine college football's national champion.

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Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers mutually agree to part ways - ESPN

Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers have mutually agreed to part ways, officially ending his star-crossed tenure in San Francisco.

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Would The Los Angeles Lakers Be Better Off Without Kobe Bryant? | Bleacher Report

The latest Los Angeles Lakers news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

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Who Was Heisman and Why Does He Have a Trophy?

Before anyone brings home the hardware, let’s answer a few questions about John Heisman and his trophy.

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How the Owners of All 32 NFL Teams Made Their Money | Mental Floss

Here's how someone—or, in many cases, someone's parents or grandparents—becomes wealthy enough to buy an NFL franchise.

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Federal drug agents launch surprise inspections of NFL teams following games - The Washington Post

Federal agents searched bags and questioned team doctors as part of an ongoing investigation into prescription drug abuse in the league.

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44 Haunting Photographs Of Abandoned Sports Venues

While some sporting venues become iconic characters in their own right, others are just discarded. Unlike Madison Square Garden and Old Trafford, these places aren't renovated or beloved, they are abandoned. Whether they were used but briefly duri...

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How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV? - CityLab

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.

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25 Things You Might Not Know About The San Francisco Giants

The World Series is in full swing, and for the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants represent the National League. They've proven their ability to excel on baseball's highest stage, taking home the Commissioner's Trophy in both 2010 and 2012. There's a lot to know about this 21st Century baseball dynasty with roots in New York City; check out 25 of our favorite Giants facts.

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Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos scoreboard operator

DENVER — Peyton Manning heard the boos that echoed through Sports Authority Field at Mile High Thursday night when the scoreboard operator showed San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers' face. Manning

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Jeremy Guthrie apologizes for 'O's ain't Royal' T-shirt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie has somehow managed to use the word "serendipitous" and wear a T-shirt with the title of a Chris Brown not-suitable-for-radio play song in the same American League Championship Series.

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Pictures: 100 Years of Football in America

National Geographic photography captures 100 years of football.

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Incredible story lines from Nationals, Giants historic game

The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants needed six hours and 23 minutes to complete the longest postseason game in MLB history.

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Report: Even if 49ers win Super Bowl, Jim Harbaugh won't return in '15

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer said Sunday that no matter what, Jim Harbaugh won't return to the 49ers next year.

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Seau family says ‘no’ to NFL settlement

Lawyer says deal doesn't cover heirs or ensure public airing of concussion issues.

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Most Overrated Football Team in America? UCLA Bruins Barely Beat Lowly Virginia, 28-20

From Yahoo Sports: Jim Mora and his clown collection of coaches rolled out to Charlottesville to take on a Virginia squad coming off a 2-10 season, with an inexperienced QB, and barely managed to escape with a close win in a laughable performance that wil

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NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl

League hopes Rihanna, Katy Perry or Coldplay will contribute part of post-performance tour earnings or make contribution to league.

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The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees: Heads of the Class

There are few topics that get baseball fans more riled up than the question of who should or should not be in the Hall of Fame. People tend to take th

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Mark McGwire on Jose Canseco: ‘I don’t care to ever speak to him again.’ |

The current Dodgers hitting coach won't forgive his former teammate for a tell-all book.

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Mike Tyson to present Evander Holyfield at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

The next time you are mad at someone and have a hard time getting over it, consider the case of Evander Holyfield, who once had part of his right ear bitten off by Mike Tyson during a boxing match in 1997. Not only has Holyfield forgiven Tyson, he is plea

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Animated GIFs of Brazil Fans In Shock And Tears After Germany Demolish Selecao 5-0 In First Half

Brazilian fans were absolutely stunned, shocked and in tears after their national team were demolished 5-0 in the first half in Belo Horizonte by an incredible Germany performance. Here are three animated GIFs of Brazilian fans in shock and tears: Brazili

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DeAngelo Williams' cool gesture to Marine on his flight

The Carolina Panthers star did something pretty cool for a member of the military, catching him completely by surprise.

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In defense of U.S. soccer bandwagoners

So what if your suddenly soccer-crazed neighbors don't really know anything about soccer? Bandwagoning is a good thing, Jason Gay writes—a ritual of big sporting events.

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Scott: If I'm Coach, Kobe Must Change His Game

If Byron Scott is as interested in becoming the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers as he says he is, he's got a funny way of showing it...

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A Guide To Catching a Foul Ball In Your Beer: The Coolest Thing You Can Do

Here is a definitive countdown of the coolest things you can do at a baseball game:

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WATCH: This Might Be The Worst Baseball Swing Ever

During the San Francisco Giants' matchup against the Pittsburg Pirates, Pablo Sandoval may have won the award for 'Worst Swing Ever'. 'Kung Fu Panda' took a swing well after the ball was in the catchers' glove. While he may have been simply trying to...

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    Watch Kevin Durant call his mother ‘the real MVP’ in emotional speech

    Oklahoma City Thunder star sets a new standard for MVP acceptance speeches.

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    This was the best opening round in NBA playoff history

    This weekend's five game 7s capped off the best opening round in NBA playoff history. Not only were there defining moments courtesy of Vince Carter and Damian Lillard, but there were also consisten...

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      Kentucky Derby field packed with speed

      Wednesday night's post-position draw put an abundance of speed in the first six stalls

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        Browns sign veteran QBs Young, Thigpen

        The Cleveland Browns signed veteran quarterbacks Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen, general manager Ray Farmer announced Thursday.

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          NBA bans Clippers owner Sterling for life

          On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will address their findings on racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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          Fact or Fiction on Top NFL Draft Rumors

          As anyone who follows the NFL draft closely each year knows, the weeks leading up to the draft are prime season for smokescreens...

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            Montana, Marino Will Play Flag Football to Close out Candlestick

            San Francisco 49ers fans will get one last chance to see Joe Montana play at Candlestick Park. The 49ers will be moving to Levi's Stadium next season, so Candlestick Park needs a fitting finale...

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              DeAndre Daniels leaving UConn for NBA draft

              Junior forward DeAndre Daniels plans to enter the NBA draft after helping lead the Huskies to the national title.

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                UConn women finish 40-0, win record ninth NCAA championship

                The Huskies pounded their way to a resounding championship on Tuesday night, earning Geno Auriemma a record ninth NCAA title.

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                  The Stories Behind 12 Seemingly Obvious Baseball Rules

                  Sure, these rules seem obvious—but in days past, they were challenged enough that officials added them to the rulebooks anyway.

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                    Jeter Plays Keep Away from Eager Fans!

                    When Derek Jeter sets his mind to something, he will make sure he gets the job done. Jeter faced a tough task during Thursday night's Yankees-Astros game in Houston...

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                      What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 MLB Team Names

                      With the Major League Baseball season getting underway, here's the breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.

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                        Mike Krzyzewski's classy gesture after Duke's loss to Mercer

                        Coach K is one of the most respected basketball coaches in the world and he only added to the reputation by what he did after Duke's stunning loss to Mercer on Friday.

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                          A return of L.A. Rams? Owner is said to buy possible stadium site

                          The owner of the St. Louis Rams has bought a large piece of land in Inglewood that potentially could be used for an NFL stadium, multiple individuals with knowledge of the transaction have told The Times.

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                            Why An Outdoor, Cold-Weather Super Bowl Is A Great Idea

                            This Sunday the Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks in the first-ever outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The forecast, for now anyway, calls for temperatures in the mid-30s on February 2nd. It ma

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                                  17 Reasons Why You Should Be Rooting For The LA Dodgers

                                  It's a great time to be a Dodgers fan! There's nothing more exciting than October baseball, so make sure you catch the Dodgers as they fight their way through The MLB Postseason starting wi...

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                                    Which League Has the More Lethal Lineup?

                                    The starting lineups for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game have been announced, and while the game won't be played until Tuesday night at 8 p.m...

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