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- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute3 days ago
Matt Sandusky is speaking up. After years of keeping quiet, the 35-year-old adopted son of disgraced former Penn State football coach and convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky has become a powerful voice of change on a number of fronts. Sandusky, a victim of his adopted father himself, is now an advocate for child sexual abuse prevention. He has launched a website, peacefulheartsfoundation.org, and his mission is to eliminate the serious issue through media engagements, community events, informational campaigns, education programs and legislative action. The married father of four has also partnered with Darkness to Light (D2L), an internationally recognized and awarded nonprofit, that's goal is to create meaningful change in the way societies address the appalling epidemic. One in 10 children in the United States alone have been affected.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute6 days ago
Sports announcers typically stay away from pointed commentary about team owners — especially ones in Joe Buck's position. But the longtime Fox Sports broadcaster and St. Louis native didn't pull any punches during an appearance with Martin Kilcoyne on St. Louis' Fox 2 Sunday when the topic of Rams owner Stan Kroenke came up.
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- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute10 days ago
When it comes to its place in the fashion world, Manchester, England is no New York City. But in international soccer circles, the Big Apple isn't quite on the same level as the world's first industrialized city. And thanks to the MLS expansion franchise New York City FC's new uniforms (that were unveiled Thursday), it's clear which location is boss in football terms.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute11 days ago
Discovering a Rose Bowl trophy is one thing. But coming across a 1942 Rose Bowl trophy — a relic from the only time "The Granddaddy of Them All" wasn't played in Pasadena, Calif. — is something different altogether. But according to a report by ABC 11 news in Raleigh, N.C., that's exactly what happened to one lucky man.
The junk collector — who wished to remain anonymous — stumbled upon the piece of college football history four months ago while sifting through trash. The 1942 Rose Bowl between Duke and Oregon State was moved to Durham, N.C. due to a government ban on all large public gatherings on the West Coast of the United States in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack. The Beavers beat the Blue Devils 20-16 at Duke's home stadium in front of 56,000 fans (some of which sat on borrowed bleachers from nearby University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill).
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute13 days ago
When CM Punk retired from the WWE earlier this year, the news sent shockwaves through professional wrestling. Why would the immensely popular two-time WWE champion leave the industry so abruptly? Rumors swirled. But for whatever reason, the 36-year-old has said he will "never ever" return to wrestling. Now, the guy known as "The Best in the World" has a new gig — he's a comic book writer. Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, is penning his first script for Marvel's "Thor" franchise. The iconoclastic sports entertainment veteran gave an interview with the publisher's website, where he revealed several details about the upcoming project.
Marvel.com: How did this project come together?
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute17 days ago
Katarina Sreckovic found herself in a rather unique predicament recently. The 25-year-old reporter for the Red Star Belgrade soccer team was nearly fired by the club for being too attractive.
"I admit it was a problem at the start, but I think they've got used to me now. It was tough, though, because for a while it seemed as if they might not be able to work with me at all," Sreckovic told CEN. "I was also asked to go away a couple of times because I was a distraction on the pitch and players complained that they couldn't concentrate." Sreckovic has a modest following on her Instagram account.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute18 days ago
Athletes and coaches in professional sports are paid handsomely. So are many college coaches. And many are paid even more money than their mega-contracts provide them thanks to various incentives. For instance, that 10-year, $292 million deal Miguel Cabrera signed prior to the 2014 season with the Detroit Tigers included a $2 million bonus for winning American League Most Valuable Player (among several other perks). University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari already earns over $7.5 million annually — but gets extra cash for each year he remains in Lexington.
They can all thank one person: Babe Ruth.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute18 days ago
The Kent State football team dropped to 1-8 on the season following a 30-20 loss to Toledo Tuesday night in the latest version of #maction. And while the Golden Flashes are in the midst of a disappointing season, they have arguably one of the most intense players in college football on their roster. How else can you describe the sideline demeanor of freshman defensive tackle Jon Cunningham?
Cunningham's passion (or was it utter derangement?) was reminiscent of the wacky behavior Pro Football Hall of Famer John Randle would exhibit from time to time during his 14-year NFL career.
And even though the Golden Flashes lost, Cunningham's strangely mesmerizing antics were a hit on social media.
Kent State’s Jon Cunningham Tried To Make His Head Explode On The Sidelines, Came Real Close -- http://t.co/OoMH0W94Pl
Next up for Cunningham and Kent State is a road game at Bowling Green State next Wednesday.
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- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute19 days ago
After he returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, we should know James Harrison can accomplish things most mere mortals would deem impossible. Following a one-season stint with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 and a short-lived retirement, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker returned to the team he won a pair of Lombardi Trophies with due to a rash of injuries at his position.
Evidently, Harrison stayed in good shape during his brief time away from the game as evidenced by an Instagram post from Steelers offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert (Warning: Video contains NSFW language in the background) featuring the 6-foot, 275-pound Harrison doing push-ups while 6-foot-4, 304-pound starting center Maurkice Pouncey is sitting on his back !Sun, Nov 23Cincinnati22 - 13HoustonGame Recap
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute25 days ago
Luis Suarez is at it again. Well sort of.
Football Daily, a soccer site in England, had a Suarez lookalike zombified, then unleashed him on some unsuspecting locals in London, poking fun at the man who is infamous for biting opponents on the soccer pitch.
The result was, as expected, hilarious:
Suarez was suspended by FIFA for 4 months after his most recent incident when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup.
He was purchased by FC Barcelona from Liverpool just days prior to the World Cup Final but didn’t make his debut for that club until this past weekend. He registered an assist on Barcelona’s only goal in a 3-1 loss to league rival Real Madrid.