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  • A few reasons why the Patriots might have released former starting center Bryan Stork

    The New England Patriots releasing recent starters is newsworthy, sure, but it’s hardly shocking at this point. Bryan Stork, who was the starting center as a rookie for most of the Patriots’ season, will reportedly be released. The New England Patriots cut former starting center Bryan Stork .

    Shutdown Corner
  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

    People
  • Simone Biles and Team USA Take on Jimmy Fallon in New 'Tonight Show' Game

    Donald Glover and the Final Five played the new "Hungry Hungry Humans" on Tuesday night. Jimmy Fallon invited some Olympic athletes to help introduce his new Tonight Show game, "Hungry Hungry Humans." A giant version of Hungry Hungry Hippos, the game pit teams of two against one another. The Roots' Tariq teamed with Atlanta's Donald Glover, Fallon with Simone Biles, Aly Raisman with Laurie Hernandez and Gabby Douglas with Madison Kocian.  The players rolled around on the "game board" trying to capture balls under their teams' buckets in a much larger version of the Hippos game everyone grew up with.  In the end, The Final Five did pretty well, with Glover and Tariq coming in last place and the

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

    Cagewriter
  • Not Even Speedo Will Root for Ryan Lochte Anymore

    After more than 10 years sponsoring Ryan Lochte, Speedo USA announced today that it will drop the Olympic swimmer from its roster. This follows a series of events that revealed Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio along with three teammates. The swimwear brand posted an official statement on Twitter.

    Elle
  • Jered Weaver will decide if he wants to retire after the season is over

    Jered Weaver is in the last year of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He’s also just barely hanging on. To the extent he is succeeding — and he has had his moments — it’s almost all on guile given that his velocity has almost completely abandoned him. Could he hang on a while longer? Probably. Guile aint’ nothing and there are worse pitchers than Weaver, but if he’s going to keep going it will almost certainly be as a year-to-year guy fighting for a job every winter and fighting for a roster spot every spring. Some guys, especially guys who have made their money, may want to retire at that point. Weaver isn’t necessarily ruling it out, but he isn’t making any final decisions

    HardballTalk
  • Zach Johnson 'Rather Watch Sports That Should Be in Olympics' Instead of Golf

    In fact, he said Monday that he didn't even give Olympic golf a chance to win him over -- he refused to watch it at all. "I didn't watch golf. I'd rather watch the sports that should be in the Olympics," he said. "I'd rather watch the athletes who train for four years for that one week. Johnson was not happy with the way the Olympics affected the pros' schedule this summer and said he might support Olympic golf if amateurs played and if the tournament existed in a team format.

    Golf
  • Segedin's solo home run

    Rob Segedin clubs a solo home run over the wall in left field, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning

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  • This Olympic Silver Medalist Made a Gesture That Could Get Him Arrested or Even Killed

    Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa scored big for his country at the 2016 Olympics, getting a silver medal in the men's marathon by completing the race in two hours, nine minutes, and 54 seconds. The "X" was a gesture of solidarity with the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, who have been killed by the hundreds in government crackdowns on protests, according to the Washington Post. "The Ethiopian government is killing my people, so I stand with all protests anywhere, as Oromo is my tribe," Lilesa said at a press conference.

    Cosmopolitan
  • NFL: 5 Teams the New England Patriots Need to Worry About

    For the New England Patriots, the first four weeks of the 2016 NFL season will be quite a bit different from what they’re used to. The obvious reason why: Quarterback Tom Brady is set to miss the first quarter of the season, after simply giving in to the many court hearings surrounding the infamous “Deflategate.” Brady decided to take his four-game suspension prepare for a Week 5 return against the Cleveland Browns. With Brady out for four games, the team’s task to finish atop the AFC is a bit tougher, but the question is, who are the teams the Patriots need to fear the most as they head into the upcoming season? Let’s check out the five biggest teams that should concern the New England Patriots. 1.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Doug Baldwin: Sherman was mad because 'we keep destroying him in practice'

    Seattle Seahawks teammates Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman might have both gone to Stanford but that doesn't mean the wideout and defensive back don't get into it from time to time. One of those moments occurred Monday, when the two came to blows after Baldwin beat Sherman on a touchdown pass during practice. Sherman was so upset that he took multiple swings at Baldwin, who had a dark bruise on his head at practice Tuesday. Baldwin decided to throw some verbal jabs after the altercation, pointing out that Sherman lost his cool because he keeps getting beat on the field. More from FoxSports "Obviously, tempers flare," Baldwin said, via The News Tribune. "Sherm's really upset that we keep destroying

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  • Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more

    The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run.

    Taylor Cocke
  • Champion Sleeper! Aly Raisman Teases Simone Biles for Napping on Plane Ride Home from Rio

    Simone Biles had a busy 2016 Summer Olympics, winning four gold medals and one bronze – and even leading Team U.S.A. as the flag-bearer at the very rainy closing ceremonies on Sunday. The 22-year-old women's gymnastics captain caught Biles snoozing on the plane Monday night, teasing her pal in a sweet Instagram post. Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off.

    People
  • Olympic Runners Who Helped Each Other After Falling Down Just Won a Major Honor

    The Pierre de Coubertin medal has only been awarded 17 times in Olympic history. On Saturday, New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin and American Abbey D’Agostino became the 18th and 19th recipients of the unusual award — but not because of their athletic prowess. The two were 3,000 meters into the 5,000 meter race when Hamblin clipped D’Agostino, bringing both runners down.

    Time
  • Older, wiser Alexander Radulov sees Stanley Cup potential with Montreal Canadiens

    In a Monday meeting with local media, Montreal Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov did not hide from his past problems. Radulov, who signed a one-year $5.75 million contract with the Habs this summer, noted that he’s older and more mature and that his learning experiences from his younger days could help the Montreal Canadiens reach their Stanley Cup goal. The 30-year-old Radulov has left the league twice for the KHL after two separate tenures with the Nashville Predators.

    Puck Daddy
  • The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    After a few frustrating free agent chase-downs with Kobe Bryant around, and a 2016 offseason without Bryant on board, the Los Angeles Lakers have mostly committed to the idea of a full-on rebuilding project. New, “rookie” head coach Luke Walton is the team’s biggest free agent signing, there won’t be any agent-favoring vet acquisitions like Carlos Boozer and Roy Hibbert to help fill out the roster, and the team seems fully bent on working with the young prospects it has alongside the 2017 NBA draft pick it will hopefully get to keep next spring. Stuck somewhere in the middle of the favors for representatives, the raw prospects to suss out, and the vets to fill out the roster is the curious case of Yi Jianlian.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Gary Sanchez shines, Joe Girardi confounds in a Yankees loss

    Over the weekend I saw a Yankees writer compare Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to the “Core Four” Yankees, Jeter/Rivera/Posada/Pettitte. That’s totally reasonable for a couple of guys who have played fewer than 30 games combined. Nope, no one in New York overhypes anything. Still, hard not to notice that they’re off to nice starts. Particularly Sanchez. The Yankees new catcher is hotter than all get-out to start his major league career, batting .385/.429/.831 with eight homers and 15 RBI in his first 17 games. Last night against the Mariners he hit two bombs. Earlier in the day he was named the American League Player of the Week. That’s pretty darn spiffy. Judge is not slouching

    HardballTalk
  • Preliminary Sprint Cup entry list for Michigan

    Forty cars are entered for this weekend’s Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. No driver is listed for the No. 88 car. Hendrick Motorsports tweeted Monday that an announcement on who will drive the car is not expected before Wednesday afternoon. The team has stated that if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not cleared by doctors to race, Alex Bowman will drive the car this weekend. Michael Annett is listed in the No. 46 car after missing last weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway for what the team called flu-like symptoms. Justin Allgaier drove for Annett at Bristol.

    NASCAR Talk
  • College football's new starting quarterbacks to watch in 2016

    Quarterback play can make or break a team — especially one with its sights set on a conference or national title. Some coaches have already named their No. 1 QB with the season still a few weeks away. Browne, a redshirt junior, edged out promising redshirt freshman Sam Darnold to officially earn USC’s starting role.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn in Minnesota

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Why A Freshman QB Gives Texas Best Chance To Beat Notre Dame

    Texas opens the season September 4th against 10th ranked Notre Dame. Campus Insiders' Ray Crawford spoke with Longhorns' Insider Ted Emrich about the QB battle in Austin and what fans should expect on offense with new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert.

    Campus Insiders
  • US Boxer Claressa Shields Says Her Historic Olympic Gold Medals 'Not a Game'

    Claressa Shields made history at the 2016 Olympics as the first U.S. boxer since 1904 to win two Olympic gold medals in the sport, and she wants everyone to know she’s not slowing down anytime soon. “I wanted to let people know and let it be remembered that I am the two-time Olympic gold medalist,” Shields, 21, said on “Good Morning America” today of why she proudly help up her gold medal from London four years ago alongside her shiny new bling in Rio. “I won the Olympics when I was 17, I won the Olympics when I was 21.

    Good Morning America
  • Andrew Miller induces worst swing of the season with nasty slider

    With that said, we just can’t think of another way to describe this beautiful slider from Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller. Allow us to set the scene: With the Indians up by one run in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics, the club turned to Miller to close things out. It was pretty evident Miller had his good stuff during the outing, striking out the first two hitters he faced on just seven pitches.

    Big League Stew