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ATLANTA - DECEMBER 7: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons talks with head coach Dan Reeves on the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Carolina Panthers December 7, 2003 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons talks with head coach Dan Reeves on the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Carolina Panthers December 7, 2003 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2016 NFL Preview: Vikings hope to get Adrian Peterson to a Super Bowl

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. There are probably two categories of Minnesota Vikings fans: Ones who have convinced themselves that Adrian Peterson is a superhero and will be a Hall of Fame running back forever, and the ones who worry if the rest of the Vikings will peak when Peterson is still in his prime. Back then Peterson was destined to be the NFL’s Ernie Banks and never play for a championship, at least for Minnesota.

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  • Two years ago, Jaworski saw clear gap between Nick Foles and Russell Wilson

    Three years ago, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski cooked up one of the hottest takes of all time, taking the position that quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Jaworski’s opinion somehow became news for his employer, feeding the four-letter network’s engine for several days in August 2013. A year later, Jaworski offered up an even hotter — but far less memorable — take regarding quarterbacks Nick Foles and Russell Wilson. Given a choice between the two, which would he pick? “I’m taking Foles,” Jaworski said. “Not even close. Russell Wilson is just . . . because of that system he is in. Russell Wilson plays with that defense, the best in football. He just managed

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  • Impressive Driving Range

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    Go the distance in America’s longest-lasting pickups with an impressive driving range and capability to spare.

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  • This video of Lionel Messi in training is just glorious (Luis Suárez nutmeg included)

    Lionel Messi is awesome. Not only did he cut his vacation short so he could rejoin the Barcelona squad a week earlier to train with his teammates in England and play every friendly match in preseason, he is also using the training sessions  to show just how amazing he is. These are just 140 seconds of greatness. Messi is laughing in the Rondos as he makes his teammates look like fools, he's dribbling Mathieu like he's not even there, and he's even nutmegging his good friend Luis Suárez just because why not. He's also scoring goals on little posts, because every goalpost is big enough for Messi. Just wish Messi was not blonde. But hey, you can't always get what you want. Still, Messi, you're awesome.

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  • Former De La Salle QB dies during U.S. Army Ranger training

    A former De La Salle High School quarterback has died during military training, according to media reports. Mike Parros, 21, who last played for the Spartans in 2011, died during the first week of Army Ranger training in Fort Benning, Georgia, according to ABC7, which cited his former coach Justin Alumbaugh and former teammate Brandon Roberts. The cause of his death is under investigation. Parros also played football for Army while attending West Point. Check back for updates.

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  • Blue Jays walk off on wild pitch

    Devon Travis breaks for home on a wild pitch by Paul Clemens and scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th for a walk-off win

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  • 2016 Dodge Trucks

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  • Nicklaus changes stance on Olympic withdrawals

    When it comes to golf in the Olympics, the Golden Bear would like a mulligan. Jack Nicklaus admits that when top players first began to withdraw from golf's return to the quadrennial Games, he found it to be "a little selfish" for current stars not to do their part to grow the game globally. But with the Rio Olympics less than two weeks away, Nicklaus has reversed course. "I started thinking more about it, and I thought maybe I shouldn't have said that because it's not about that," Nicklaus told the UPI. "They aren't about growing golf right now. They are into playing golf. I'm into growing golf because I'm past my time. I look to the future of what happens to it. These guys are thinking, 'How

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  • Latest on Jonathan Lucroy: Asking price is steep, talks heating up

    The Mets are among several teams to contact the Brewers about acquiring 30-year-old, All-Star C Jonathan Lucroy... Latest Update (July 28): 10:15 am: Teams interested in Lucroy feel Milwaukee's asking price is too steep, and could drop the closer they get to Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone tweeted. 10:05 am: Trade talks with teams interested in Lucroy are staring to pick up momentum, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, who says the Mets, Indians, Rangers, Astros and Red Sox have all been in contact with Milwaukee. In exchange for Lucroy, the Brewers are looking to acquire high-end prospects and a catcher, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported late July

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  • 32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympics History

    ​The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring

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  • Pat Riley: Dion Waiters ‘is not a room-exception player’

    The Heat signed Dion Waiters to a room-exception contract. Heat president Pat Riley, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: “Dion is not a Room Exception player. He wanted to play for the Miami Heat and chose to forgo other more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization. We are very honored that he made the commitment to come to South Florida and sign with us. Dion is young, athletic and explosive, which fits in with our roster. He will add a great dimension for us at the off-guard spot. I really like the depth and versatility that we now have in our perimeter positions. Welcome aboard Dion!” I’m really curious about those “more lucrative financial opportunities.”

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Spain Olympic basketball roster includes 7 NBA players

    8 hours ago Tags: basketball, Jose Calderon, Marc Gasol, NBA, olympics, Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Spain Pau Gasol leads a Spanish Olympic men’s basketball roster with seven NBA players, most of any nation other than the U.S. Spain lost to the U.S. in the last two Olympic finals and is one of the Americans’ biggest threats this year, along with France. Gasol is joined on the roster by fellow NBA players including Olympic veterans Ricky Rubio, Jose Calderon and Sergio Rodriguez and Olympic rookies Alex Abrines, Guillermo Hernangomez and Nikola Mirotic. Former NBA players and Olympic veterans Juan Carlos Navarro (fifth Olympics) and Rudy Fernandez are also on the team. Missing from the team are two

    OlympicTalk
  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time. The Rangers

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  • Security Camera Systems: Going Wireless

    Security Camera Systems: Going Wireless

    Security camera systems allow you to keep your family and property protected from criminal activity. See why many homeowners are making the switch.

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  • Rams grant Nick Foles' request and release QB

    You give a little, you get your freedom: the Los Angeles Rams have released Nick Foles, reportedly after the quarterback requested to be let go. In exchange for the opportunity to hit the open market, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Foles agreed to a lower

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  • John Daly shows up to PGA champions dinner in his loudest, most patriotic sportcoat

    It's never hard to spot JD in the group photo at the PGA Championship. You might be able to spot me in this pic...or not @PGAcom Past Campions Dinner #1991 #PGA pic.twitter.com/at3y4qKDvn — John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) July 26, 2016

    SB Nation
  • Blue Jays trade Drew Storen to the Mariners for Joaquin Benoit

    CHICAGO — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn’t remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior. After Chapman’s awkward introductory news conference, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insisted Chapman understands what the Cubs expect of him after an offseason domestic violence incident. When the Cubs announced the trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, the team released a statement from Chairman Tom Ricketts saying they were aware of his 29-game suspension to begin the season under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy.

    HardballTalk
  • Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Burt Opens Up Finally About Sally Relationship.

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  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

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  • Reserve Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson academically ineligible for the fall

    “Do something. And underline that. Do something.” Those were the words of Urban Meyer back in May when discussing the status of Dylan Thompson with his Ohio State football program.  Fastforward two months, and Thompson did indeed do something, albeit it’s a something that’s not even remotely positive. At the Big Ten Media Days Tuesday, the OSU head coach announced that Thompson is academically ineligible for the fall semester.  That means the defensive lineman likely won’t play at all in 2016, and it could mean it’s the end of the road for the player in Columbus. Thompson came to the Buckeyes as a three-star 2014 signee, rated as the No. 21 strongside defensive end in the country and the No.

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • John Tavares pledges loyalty to Islanders

    Islanders Captain John Tavares suggested on Tuesday that he wants to remain in New York for the long haul. Early in the day, he made a guest appearance Tuesday at the Gatorade GCamp, taking part in a light skate with 14-to-19 year olds who represent the best the amateur game has to offer. Afterwards, word got out on Twitter from Joe Buono, who runs IslesBlog, that the captain spoke to Sportsnet 590 - The Fan about his much discussed future, even though the captain is two years removed from unrestricted free agency. Needless to say, as I waited for my day to end in the financial market, I didn't expect anything other than a lighthearted summer conversation about one of Tavares' passions, his hometown

    SNY
  • How much can you actually save by refinancing?

    How much can you actually save by refinancing?

    Rates now at 3.04% APR 5/1 ARM- $250K for $1054/mo. LendingTree's simple online tool to help determine how much you could be saving by refinancing.

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  • Ferrari confirm Allison exit

    Ferrari have parted ways with technical director James Allison after three years with the Italian manufacturer. Under Allison's guidance Ferrari returned to the top of a Formula One podium for the first time in nearly two years at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2015, Sebastian Vettel winning the first of three races in the season.

    Omnisport
  • Why only Paul Pierce, returning for a 19th NBA season, can stop himself

    Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college life in Boston coincided almost entirely with Pierce’s 15 seasons there, and our paths crossed for a few years after I began covering the Celtics in 2010.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Pirates take on Mariners in Free Game of the Day

    For a while there, things looked bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After many years of futility, the Pirates have become one of the best franchises in the game. On top of that, there were suggestions the team might be better off trading superstar outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

    Big League Stew
  • Dedicated Patriots fans mock Goodell with outrageous signs at first day of camp

    Patriots camp kicked off at 9:15 on Thursday morning, and it appears that all of New England decided to try to watch the region’s beloved team practice. Check out this line, which had to be captured by USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero using the panorama setting, because that is how long it is. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video of die-hard fans sprinting to get to training camp is worth close to a million. The majority of Patriots fans who show up for the first day of training camp are, well, Patriots fans. If you don’t know what I mean by that, just look at this picture. Let’s break it down, shall we? 1. The sign on the left says GOODELL DID HARAMBE. To translate, this poster

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  • Rory McIlroy's PGA Championship begins with ugly and inefficient first round

    At the preceding two majors, Rory bolted from the grounds without talking to the press and then shattered a club in half. Rory McIlroy started his week at the PGA Championship saying he was "running out of patience" with his game. It will probably be an overreaction, as is often the case with Rory.

    SB Nation
  • Joey Votto Apparently Ripped Apart A Kid Who Wanted His Batting Gloves

    Joey Votto’s heel turn continued Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman has messed with fans a few times this season, earning himself a reputation as one of Major League Baseball’s biggest villains. He apparently added to that reputation during the finale of the Reds’ three-game series against the San Francisco Giants by refusing to give in to one kid’s demands. Votto probably was being playful. And hey, just because a kid asks for something doesn’t mean a player is obligated to fork it over. But this incident probably won’t do Votto any favors in the court of public opinion. Then again, he probably doesn’t care. Thumbnail photo via David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports Images

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  • Top Waterfalls in the United States

    Top Waterfalls in the United States

    The USA has more than its fair share of amazing waterfalls, but these eight are nestled into some of the most pristine landscape in the country.

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  • Nicholas Linheim interview after winning Utah Championship

    Nicholas Lindheim talks about his win at the 2016 Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank.

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