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‚WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: (L-R) Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches Great Britain Mixed Coxed Four Rowing - LTAMix4+ team celebrate after winning gold on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(L-R) Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches Great Britain Mixed Coxed Four Rowing - LTAMix4+ team celebrate after winning gold on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England.
  • Joey Bosa rejects Chargers' 'best offer,' now what?

    In 1991, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Miami (Fla.) quarterback Craig Erickson in the fifth round. Erickson had injured his knee in a Hula Bowl practice and slipped in the draft so he decided to sit out all season and try the draft again. Joey Bosa might break that streak.

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  • Ex-NFL receiver rips Tim Tebow, says he's the worst QB he's ever played with

    It's a good thing Tim Tebow has decided to move on to a baseball career, because apparently, he had no future in football. If you didn't come to that conclusion on your own after watching him play in the NFL for three years, maybe David Anderson can help you. The former NFL wide receiver says that Tebow is the worst pro quarterback that he's ever seen, which is saying a lot coming from Anderson, because the receiver played with the likes of Rex Grossman, John Beck, Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, Jake Delhomme, Matt Leinart, Sage Rosenfels, and David Carr during his six year career (2006-11 in Houston, 2011 in Washington). Anderson only spent 35 days as Tebow's teammate, but it was enough for him to

    CBS Sports
  • Aly Raisman Opens Up About Gabby Douglas Criticism & Zac Efron

    It wasn't all fun and games at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Although the Final Five became a fan favorite team during the Olympic games, member Gabby Douglas experienced something different than praise. While people couldn't get enough of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez, Douglas started to become a victim of online bullying. After singing the national anthem without her hand on her heart and appearing to scowl from the stands while her teammates competed, viewers dubbed the gold medal winner "Crabby Gabby." Douglas' mom defended her daughter in an interview, and even Douglas spoke out against the cruel haters. But it was Team USA who helped her get through it from day

    E! Online
  • Video: GSP Does Crazy Flips, Knees Don't Explode

    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre continues to flirt with his former employer in regards to his mixed martial arts (MMA) comeback, and even went so far as to offer his services in multiple weight classes. Let's hope UFC makes it happen before "Rush" ends up injured. Despite ACL surgery on both knees -- which combined sidelined him for several years -- the 35-year-old Canadian is still doing those crazy gymnastic flips (more highlights here), because you never know when a fight is going to break out during your routine on the uneven parallel bars. Karate + gymnastics = GYMKATA. St-Pierre hasn't been seen since capturing a razor-thin split decision

    MMAmania.com
  • 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
  • Could Wilson Chandler's 350-lb grouper start for the Denver Nuggets?

    Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishing

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Carson Palmer and the Cardinals in Trouble? PFF Thinks So...

    The Arizona Cardinals 2015 season was beloved by all, especially analytics site Pro Football Focus. Yet, despite the preseason not meaning anything to most, Pro Football Focus had the Arizona Cardinals as one of five losers coming out of week two in the preseason. I can see that, the Cardinals offense looked lost, but it was the reasoning that really caught me off guard and has me scratching my head, from Pro Football Focus. The Arizona Cardinals prospects in 2016 Carson Palmer’s 2015 season was otherworldly. Given the deep-passing offense Bruce Arians runs in the desert, with Palmer leading the league in average depth of target (11.3 yards down field), he shouldn’t have been able to be as efficient

    Revenge of the Birds
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Chargers just drew a line in the sand with Joey Bosa, and their standoff has gotten uglier than ever

    The San Diego Chargers' contract impasse with No. 3 draft pick Joey Bosa hit a new low on Wednesday. Bosa has been holding out of training camp and the preseason, reportedly refusing to sign his rookie-year deal over a deferred signing bonus and "offset language" — a stipulation that prevents a team from paying the remainder of a player's contract if he gets cut before his contract expires. With the regular season just two weeks away, the Chargers reportedly made Bosa "their best offer," and it was rejected by Bosa's camp.

    Business Insider
  • Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

    Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date. "I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger," Underwood said Tuesday. Underwood, 24, is a second-year tight end trying to land a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster.

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  • The Patriots traded center Bryan Stork to the Redskins, but he could retire

    First, it was reported that the New England Patriots were planning on releasing their third-year center, who started in their Super Bowl XLIX win as a rookie in the 2014 season. Then word arose that the Washington Redskins, seeking an upgrade, had sent a conditional draft pick to the Patriots for Stork. Then came another odd turn: Was the concussion-plagued Stork, 25, considering retiring instead of joining his new team?

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

    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
  • 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
  • The entire British Olympic team arrived back in England with the same red suitcase

    Great Britain had an amazingly successful Olympics. A record medal haul, a nation of adoring fans welcoming Olympians home as heroes. There was just one problem — baggage claim. Great Britain’s athletes weren’t just given official Olympic attire, they got special Olympic baggage too. Baggage that matched. Heading to one of the world’s busiest airports. With everyone arriving at the same time. Athletes arrived just after 5 a.m. local time. Their bodies were telling them it was 1 a.m. because of the time difference to Rio. Bleary eyed, the athletes needed to try and work together in an effort to find which red bag in a sea of red bags was theirs. Gold medal rower Matt Langridge showed the scope

    SB Nation
  • Update: Mets expect Matz to miss only one start

    Mets LHP Steven Matz, who was placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 15 with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation, is expected to miss only one start. Latest update (Tuesday, Aug. 23): The Mets expect Steven Matz to miss only Thursday's start before rejoining the rotation next Tuesday, the day he is eligible to come off the DL, Terry Collins told reporters before Tuesday night's game. Matz is dealing with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation. Seth Lugo will start in place of Matz against the Cardinals on Thursday. Previous Updates and Reactions Steven Matz is headed to the disbaled list retroactive to August 15, as first reported by MLB Network's Jon

    SNY
  • Chargers owner’s plane in Florida, but not to pick up Joey Bosa

    In the absence of news about Joey Bosa’s contract negotiations, Chargers fans are scrambling for anything to cling to. But the latest shiny object should not be confused with a glimmer of hope. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers fans were stirred up by reports that the Spanos family’s private plane was in Fort Lauderdale, which happens to be Bosa’s hometown. But there’s no indication the negotiations have moved, and a team official said the plane was in Florida on unrelated business. Thus, the last remaining unsigned rookie has effectively turned Chargers fans into a bunch of reporters chasing college coaching searches, tracking tail numbers in search of clues.

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  • These 5 fantasy football sleepers will help you win your league

    It’s fantasy football draft season, and For the Win is here to help you out. Here are five players we think are being under-valued heading into the 2016 season… 1. Michael Thomas, WR Saints Drew Brees and Sean Payton have been effusive in their praise of the rookie wideout during camp. Thomas has already flashed big-play ability during the preseason, and Payton has all but assured fantasy owners they can expect more of the same during the regular season: “I’ve got high expectations from him,” Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “Listen, I think he’s going to contribute early. And I don’t follow fantasy football, but, shoot, I’d try to have him. I think he’s going to do well.” Brees lost

    For The Win
  • 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
  • Dak Prescott's standout play could haunt the Eagles

    If Eagles fans have seen Dak Prescott play this preseason, they may be regretting not seeing their team select him. As Carson Wentz sat out from last week’s preseason game against the Steelers, Prescott was preparing to take on the Dolphins. When he got on the field Saturday night against Miami, Prescott lit it up with a dazzling performance. Prescott went 12 of 15 for just under 200 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another two touchdowns. His play was reminiscent of former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. For the second week in a row, Prescott made a strong case to be the heir apparent to Tony Romo deep in the heart of Texas. This isn’t an indictment on Wentz. After all,

    Eagles Wire
  • Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match

    JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champion waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says hundreds of police will be deployed in and around the stadium to “ensure that it is a sport event and not a political event,” and that flags will be removed if necessary. Political banners and protests are banned at matches organized by the Union of European Football Associations. UEFA charged Celtic over fans displaying Palestinian flags at a Champions League match with the Israeli team last week. Celtic fans often wave Palestinian flags at matches but many more were seen during

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Milwaukee Bucks sign free agent guard Jason Terry

    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
  • Postseason schedule announced; Games 6 and 7 of the World Series will be in November

    Major League Baseball just announced the postseason schedule and, as it has the past couple of years, if it features a World Series Game 6 or 7, they will be played in November, though the schedule has been moved up two days from where it was last year. The schedule breaks down thusly: Last day of regular season: October 2 AL Wild Card Game: October 4; NL Wild Card Game: October 5; Both ALDS: begin on October 6 — Game 5s, if necessary, October 12; Both NLDS: begin on October 7 — Game 5s, if necessary, October 13; ALCS: begins October 14 — Game 7, if necessary, October 22; NLCS: begins October 15 — Game 7, if necessary, October 23; World Series dates Game 1: October 25 (AL City) Game 2: October

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