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2ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 10: Albert Pujols (R) waves as Angels owner Arturo Moreno looks on at a public press conference introducing newly signed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players Pujols and C.J. Wilson at Angel Stadium on December 10, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pujols signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for $254 million over 10 years. His contract include details like a hotel suite when on the road and a luxury suite for all home games for his charity.

 

  • Aaron Rodgers reveals the true meaning of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call

    Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, the mystery of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call has finally been solved. For years, football fans everywhere have tried to solve the riddle of the 'Omaha' call, only to come up empty. The frustration has finally come to an end though because Rodgers spilled the beans during a recent appearance on the HBO show Any Given Wednesday. During the interview, host Bill Simmons asked Rodgers who he tries to emulate at the quarterback position. The Packers quarterback mentioned that he'll occasionally watch film on guys like Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. During an extra segment after the show, Rodgers went into even more detail on what he likes about Manning "I like watching

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  • Jeff Hardy Knows Exactly How He Wants His Wrestling Career To End

    Since 2010, former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy has made a home for himself over at TNA. Well, Hardy is still under TNA contract until February 2017, but he has made no secret about wanting to return to WWE for one last run before he hangs up his boots. In a new interview with LA Weekly (conducted at the Gathering of the Juggalos!), Hardy elaborated on that dream.

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  • Ranking all 32 NFL teams by likability

    All kinds of things affect the way we think about other people’s teams. Fans, for example. As a neutral, you can’t like a team if you don’t enjoy being around its fans. Uniforms, too. Hard for neutrals to root for an eyesore. Good ownership is also important, and the team is question has to be fun to watch. Not necessarily good, just fun. Surprising. Interesting. Mix all that stuff up and you come out with the neutral’s likability rankings. The order goes from most likable, to least… 1. Green Bay Packers Unless you’re a Bears fan, everyone loves the Packers — a massive feat considering how consistently good they are. The small town, rich in history, publicly-owned franchise represents the best

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  • 24-year-old undrafted Miami Heat player says he threw up 'a couple of times' after signing a $50 million contract this summer

    Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson was one of several free agents to sign eye-popping, monster deals this offseason. Johnson, 24, entered the summer as a restricted free agent — meaning Miami could match any offer he received — after going undrafted in 2014. In an attempt to lure him away from the Heat, the Brooklyn Nets offered Johnson a whopping four-year, $50 million contract.

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  • Did Red Wings overpay Danny DeKeyser with 6-year deal?

    The Detroit Red Wings signed 26-year-old defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30-million deal on Tuesday that carries a $5 million cap hit. Did the Red Wings overpay here? DeKeyser, 26, has established himself as a top-four regular since being signed out of university in the spring of 2013.

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  • Video: Dudes can't stop dunking on Andre Drummond at the Drew League

    Andre Drummond hasn’t had this much pie on his face since the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. Maybe it was payback for the vicious block Andre Drummond unleashed on a Danish child in June. Andre Drummond is a savage.

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  • Ronaldo shows no sign of injury while hanging with Conor McGregor

    Cristiano Ronaldo may not be ready for the UEFA Super Cup, but he’s no longer limping around. To explore the Real Madrid superstar’s Instagram is to see Ronaldo, sometimes clothed, hanging out with celebrities. In the last couple weeks we’ve seen him with Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, and now his “bro” Conor McGregor. Wait, what? Yeah, Ronaldo is friends with the MMA star, and showed no ill form (and no brace of any kind) in several posed photos with McGregor. Although admittedly, McGregor’s IG game is a bit better: The Irish fighter posted a photo of himself sunning in his briefs with the caption, “I’m gonna get him on the Forbes list by next year. But I’m gonna get him on the tan by next week.”

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  • Nia Jax debuts in an honest-to-goodness squash

    Coming off a big win by the first NXT Superstar selected to Raw last week, another of the wrestlers promoted by the brand split draft debuted. Nia Jax’s entrance had an interesting touch, as the camera zoomed in on her eyes at the start and then again while she was walking down the ramp. The other noteworthy element of the Samoan ex-model’s first outing on the main roster was her opponent. Her opponent, a woman Michael Cole identified during their brief match as Britt Baker, received no introduction. She also didn’t get any offense in - generally being mauled by her larger opponent and then subjected to not one, but two applications of Jax’s finisher, a Leg Drop. Looks like the rumors the “new

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  • On the Chapman trade and its potential ramifications

    The Yankees have traded Aroldis Chapman, who will soon be on his way to Chicago, ready to use that flame-throwing left arm to try to help propel the Cubs to a World Series title. In return, the Yankees will receive a quartet of players -- three prospects and Adam Warren. If that announcement also officially indicates whether the Yankees are in buy or sell mode, it will be the least interesting part of this deal. The Yankees probably will make another trade -- at least they should considering the state of their farm system and their place in the standings. But these are kind of humdrum affairs. The Chapman trade and the bounty the Yankees received have wider-ranging influences. By getting the

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  • Curran: A laughable double standard in Manning and Brady cases

    Reading the NFL’s breathless release Monday afternoon that the investigation of St. Peyton came back clean as a whistle and that, hell, ol’ Pey-Pey couldn’t have been more accommodating to the investigators (wink, nudge), the words of Elvis Costello occurred to me. Oh, I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused … Nobody in their right mind ever believed the NFL would get taint all over Manning post-retirement. Having just spent 18 months dragging Tom Brady’s through the streets, they were going to let him loose and hitch up Manning? Please. But you figured they’d just slip a note to one of their many media friendlies that the investigation into Huge Head’s alleged HGH use was concluded

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  • Rory McIlroy flexes for the crowd after taking a huge lead in PGA long drive contest

    Rory McIlroy's muscles and workout regimen have oddly become the topic of much conversation in recent weeks. There was that Johnny Miller digression at The Open, wherein the lead NBC analyst spent consecutive days on the weekend at Troon saying Rory's time in the gym and obsession with his muscles and "tight shirts" had negatively impacted his ability to win major championships. On Monday morning, a sports psychologist on Golf Channel's Morning Drive program also gave Rory low mental marks, partly because of all of Rory's shirtless poses on Instagram and "maybe he's more interested in working out than playing golf." Rory no doubt hears these critiques. So on Tuesday at the PGA Championship, where

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  • Team Sky: Culture of winning

    Team Sky: Culture of winning

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  • Photos: Is Brazil ready for Rio Olympics 2016?

    Although ‘the carnival city’ is all set to welcome the world for the upcoming Olympics Games in less than two weeks, the question foremost in most minds is if the country is ready to host the grand spectacle, from the viewpoint of infrastructure and also

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  • Chronicles of Stanley: Murray's Giant; Fehr's slurpie; Kunitz Cup cake

    The Chronicles of Stanley is an occasional series this summer that tracks the Pittsburgh Penguins as they each get their special alone time with the Stanley Cup. After an epic weekend with Sidney Crosby followed by quality time with Phil Kessel and family, the Cup made its way to Thunder Bay, Ontario to visit with playoff goaltender wunderkind Matt Murray. Murray went to the Northwest Ontario Sports Hall of Fame where he was to raise a Penguins flag.

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  • Tyler Johnson on contract: 'I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number'

    Just like the rest of the basketball world, Tyler Johnson thought he was definitely going to the Brooklyn Nets when he agreed to a four-year, $50 million offer sheet with them. After Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat, though, they decided to match. In an interview with the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman, Johnson sounded as shocked as everybody else about how his free agency played out: "I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number go out there. I was in shock. I even lost a little bit of weight, because just the anxiety of going through that whole process and not knowing where I was going to be," the Miami Heat guard said Monday during a team-sponsored water-safety event at

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  • Boone States the Obvious about 49ers quarterback position

    The 49ers’ quarterback battle, which so many anticipated would be a hotly contested affair, has still yet to commence due to Colin Kaepernick’s continued injury rehabilitation. Coming from a guy who played closely with both Kaepernick and Gabbert, his words ring loudly.

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  • NASCAR executive on Indy: ‘We’ve got to put on the racing people want to see’

    While attendance figures are not announced, The Indianapolis Star reported that Sunday’s crowd “might not have topped 50,000’’ at a track that has more than 250,000 permanent seats. On the crowd, O’Donnell said: “Certainly we would like to see more fans in the stands.

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  • Iowa State DB Nigel Tribune arrested for OWI

    Iowa State dB Nigel Tribune (34) has started 26 games in three seasons. A starter on Iowa State’s defense was arrested over the weekend. According to the Des Moines Register, defensive back Nigel Tribune was booked for OWI early Sunday morning in Ames.

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  • Morning Report: Dana White says BJ Penn should have been 'one of the best to ever live'

    There is a reason "Motivated B.J. Penn" is an MMA meme. Penn is a legendary figure in MMA, as revered for what he accomplished in MMA as for what what he didn't. Penn is one of only two, two-division champions in UFC history and his capture of the welterweight title from then pound-for-pound kingpin Matt Hughes is one of the most iconic moments in the promotion's history. His mercurial nature led him to vacate the welterweight belt in search of bigger game. He did eventually return to the UFC and claim the lightweight title in his career defining run. Penn's forays outside of the lightweight division means he is still one of MMA's foremost cited cases of "what could have been." Take Dana White,

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  • Triple-Crown Rematch: Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Creator Set to Race This Weekend

    All three 2016 Triple Crown-race winners and a creme-de-la-creme of their competitors are set to run this midsummer weekend in two $1 million Grade 1 stakes races, namely, in the Jim Dandy, up in breezy Saratoga, New York, and in the Haskell down at Monmouth, on the breezy Jersey Shore. Preakness winner Exaggerator will go head-to-head with Belmont winner Creator in the Jim Dandy at Saratoga, on Saturday, July 30. Nyquist and Brody’s Cause will be cruising for each other down in the Haskell, on the Jersey Shore,  on Sunday afternoon, July 31. As Claude Rains famously pronounced after Humphrey Bogart shot the Nazi major at the end of Casablanca: “Round up the usual suspects.” In short, this weekend

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  • Les Miles issues statement on wreck that claimed lives of MSU, Nebraska punters, injured LSU’s kicker

    A tragedy that struck the Michigan State and Nebraska football communities has also touched LSU’s. On their way home from a kicking camp overnight, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident in Wisconsin this weekend.  Additionally, LSU placekicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash that claimed the players’ lives. Delahoussaye has since been released from an area hospital after sustaining burns to his legs and lacerations that required stitches.  LSU issued a press release revealing a couple of details surrounding the accident: The car crash occurred at 11:43 p.m. on Saturday on Beaver Lake Road. According to the Waukesha County

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  • Rio scrambles to fix Olympic Village after Australia boycott

    Britain's delegation said it, too, had encountered some "maintenance difficulties," but added it was staying in the Village as planned. Rio's Olympic organizers said such teething problems plagued all Olympic Games. The Olympic Games -- the first to be held in South America -- are to open on August 5, less than two weeks away.

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  • Kyrgios laments preparation again after Shapovalov shock follows Pokemon Go talk

    Nick Kyrgios refused to be drawn on his Rogers Cup preparations, having joked that Pokemon Go took up more of his time than tennis before losing to world number 370 Denis Shapovalov. A dispirited Kyrgios appeared to stop trying in his fourth-round Wimbledon defeat to Andy Murray and, returning to the court for the first time since, things had seemingly not improved in Canada. Just a few hours before taking to court, Kyrgios tweeted "Eat, sleep, Pokemon Go", having claimed a day earlier that he was playing the mobile game sweeping the world more than he was practising tennis.

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  • WWE announces new heavyweight title, crowns new champion on Raw

    The first Monday Night Raw of WWE's "new era" was quite a newsworthy one as the company not only announced the introduction of a new heavyweight championship but also crowned a new champion live on television for the first time in what seems like forever. Fulfilling the expectations of many, Raw commissioner Stephanie McMahon and general manager Mick Foley announced at the onset of the show that the Raw brand would have its own heavyweight title as the company's primary belt, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, is currently held by Dean Ambrose and being contested on SmackDown Live. The WWE Universal Championship -- seriously, that's the name they chose for the new belt -- will be up for grabs next month at SummerSlam.

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