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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.

Michael Vick's journey to prison and back

Yahoo SportsMay 14, 2013

Vick was on top of his game until he was convicted on charges connected to dogfighting. Since returning to the NFL in 2009, he has worked towards fixing his image.

  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sponsors dumping Ryan Lochte was a smart business move, but not for the reason most people think

    On Monday, Ryan Lochte's bizarre robbery story during the Rio Olympics seemingly hit rock bottom when all four of his sponsors dumped him as a spokesperson. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, industry sources estimate that the four deals were worth $1 million to Lochte (presumably that's annually). If it seems as if the four companies — Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Airweave, and Gentle Hair Removal — acted fast in dumping Lochte, it's because they did.

    Business Insider
  • Brock Lesnar Has Been Temporarily Suspended From The UFC

    It’s only a formality at this point and could get overturned as soon as the investigation is over, but for now, Brock Lesnar has been suspended from MMA fights as a result of his two recent drug failures surrounding his UFC 200 return. Brock Lesnar has been temporarily suspended for his two UFC 200 drug testing failures. Lesnar will continue to wait and see what the investigation turns up.

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  • NASCAR says Bristol treatment to track is ‘not the last you’ve seen of that’

    Kevin Harvick says that what Bristol Motor Speedway did to its track surface to create two lanes of racing should be done at other tracks. Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, said Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that what Bristol did is “certainly not the last you’ve seen of that.’’ Bristol treated its lower groove with a substance similar to what is used on the starting area in drag racing to help tires gain grip. NASCAR said resin was then put on the track after Wednesday’s Camping World Truck Series race and Friday’s Xfinity Series race. Previously, running the lower groove at Bristol proved slower than the top groove. With the additional

    NASCAR Talk
  • Lawyer says comments from Colts' Pat McAfee show Hall of Fame Game fraud

    Last week, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced an increased reimbursement package for fans who traveled to Canton, Ohio to see the Hall of Fame game, only to have it canceled due to field conditions. Attorney Michael Avenatti, who has hinted at filing a claim that the Hall and the NFL defrauded fans, believes he’s found a smoking gun, so to speak, that the league and Hall officials knew the game wouldn’t be played but let the thousands of fans into the stadium anyway. Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee recorded a podcast the day after the game was supposed to be held, and said, among other things, that “There was a big ‘no tweeting’ policy, like nobody’s allowed to say (expletive)” among instructions given to teams after they were told of the cancellation.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Drivers escape after scary pit lane incident in Pocono (VIDEO)

    LONG POND, Pa. – A three-car incident in the pit lane during today’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway was very scary, but fortunately ended with no injuries. On Lap 64, Alexander Rossi’s No. 98 Castrol Edge/Curb Honda was released into the path and the “slow lane” (inside lane), into the path of Charlie Kimball, whose No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet was entering from the “fast lane” (outside lane) into his pit stall. Contact occurred between the two of them and sent Rossi’s car airborne, on top of another innocent bystander, Helio Castroneves in his No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Rossi’s car actually mounted Castroneves’ car over the cockpit area, then went over and came to a rest on the ground.

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  • Photographic Proof That the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Had the Most Fun at the Olympics Closing Ceremony

    The U.S. Women's gymnastics team is ending the Rio Olympic Games with a bang – and lots of selfies, of course. During Sunday night's closing ceremony, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and U.S. flag bearer Simone Biles counteracted

    People
  • Projecting the USMNT's roster for World Cup qualifiers in September

    The United States men's national team has two World Cup qualifying matches during the international break at the start of September. The first is an away game to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, hosted in the capital, Kingstown on Friday, September 2. Then, the USMNT heads to Jacksonville, FL to take on current Group C leaders Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, September 6. Here's a look at who I think will be called in. Goalkeepers (3) Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids, MLS) Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough, EPL) Bill Hamid (DC United, MLS) I expect Klinsmann to be pretty conservative at 'keeper. His clear top two choice are Howard and Guzan, and I expect that to remain set. Hamid was the first choice as the

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  • The Dodgers are reportedly “trying to give away Puig” but have had no luck

    I’m taking this one with a serious grain of salt, at least as far as the characterization of “give a guy away” is concerned. The report is from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, who says this about the Dodgers’ efforts to trade away their erstwhile major league right fielder: “The Dodgers are trying to give away Puig, but no luck. Puig, with Triple-A Oklahoma City, is considered toxic at the moment, but it takes only one team to want him,” Cafardo said. “He doesn’t have too many allies in the Dodgers organization, but as one team official said recently, ‘At some point, the talent, the maturity is going to take hold. Someone will benefit from it. We hope it’s us, but it’s hard to envision it right

    HardballTalk
  • Oregon starting CB Chris Seisay leaves team

    Oregon defensive back Chris Seisay looks on during the second half of a NCAA college football game against UCLA, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Oregon won 42-30. Oregon junior cornerback Chris Seisay has decided to transfer after leaving the program this past weekend, Seisay confirmed via text message to OregonLive.com.

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  • Si Woo Kim wins in style at the 2016 Wyndham Championship

    Si Woo Kim claims his maiden PGA TOUR win with a final round 67. He will take this excellent form into next week's FedExCup Playoffs at Bethpage Black.

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  • New details on the Lesnar-Jericho backstage fight, kissing included

    The Wrestling Observer was first to report some wild details on a backstage confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho at the Barclays Center last night (Aug. 21, 2016) at SummerSlam in Brooklyn, namely the fact that there even was one. Initial word was that Jericho took umbrage with the finish to the main event, where Randy Orton was badly busted open (see the grisly evidence here), and Lesnar wasn’t a fan of Jericho making a stink about it. That led to a physical altercation between the two that was bad enough that both Triple H and Vince McMahon had to get involved to break it up. Now, Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting some additional details on how exactly the confrontation went

    Cageside Seats
  • Nate Diaz's UFC 202 Post-Fight Vaping Triggers USADA Investigation

    Nate Diaz turned heads at his UFC 202 post-fight press conference as much for vaping during it, as he did for his comments about fighting Conor McGregor. “I can confirm that USADA is aware of the situation and is currently gathering information in order to determine the appropriate next steps,” USADA spokesperson Ryan Madden told ESPN on Monday. During his post-fight press conference, Diaz was toking on his vape pen, and when asked what he was vaping, he responded, “CBD oil.

    MMA Weekly
  • Von Miller wouldn't have torn his ACL had John Fox listened to Peyton Manning in 2013

    We can’t change history, but we can talk about it. During the 2013 season, Von Miller and some of his Broncos teammates went clubbing the night before a Week 16 game against the Texans, the superstar linebacker recently told Sports Illustrated. The players missed curfew, upsetting then-Denver coach John Fox. But quarterback Peyton Manning was even more mad than Fox. From Greg Bishop’s piece for SI: Coach John Fox found out and screamed at the revelers in a team meeting. Manning, Miller says, suggested that the coach send them home on the next flight. Instead, they stayed and played, and Miller’s right knee buckled as he tried to stutter-step between blockers in the first quarter. He missed the

    Broncos Wire
  • Madden trolls Dez Bryant over his 90 rating

    Every year it seems there are NFL players that are dissatisfied with their digital player ratings. This year the resident discontent appears to be Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who can’t believe that EA Sports had the nerve to give him a 90 overall rating. A quick review of EA’s player ratings show that Dez Bryant isn’t even considered one of the top five wide receivers in the game.

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  • Soldier Gives a Lesson in Patriotism at Rio Olympics

    Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks won a bronze medal in the pole vault at the Olympics, but his moment in Rio now  seems likely to be remembered for something he did during a qualifying run. As he began his sprint down the track, the stadium PA began playing the National Anthem during a gold medal ceremony. When the athlete heard the sounds of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” he stopped dead in his tracks, turned to look for the flag and stood at attention. Kendricks comes from Mississippi and serves in the United States Army Reserves with the 655th Transportation Company. He said that it’s the journey, not the destination, that makes the difference. “They say back home, and jokingly in track circles,

    Under the Radar
  • 2016 SEC Expert Picks: Overrated, underrated, predicted order of finish

    The CBS Sports college football staff is laying it all on the line ahead of the season, calling out each of our most overrated and underrated teams, making a bold prediction and predicting the order of finish for each of the Southeastern Conference's divisions. Let's take a look. Most overrated team The Vols might be really good this season. They might win the SEC East. These things definitely fall within the realm of possibility. It's just, this is the same Tennessee team that hasn't beaten Florida since 2004 and hasn't won against Georgia in Athens since 2006. It's also 3-13 against ranked teams under Butch Jones, so while I see the potential, I'm still approaching with caution. -- Tom Fornelli

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  • Chandler Parsons tweets he would play for Heat

    Chandler Parsons just signed a 4-year, $94 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies this summer, but his roots are from the Sunshine State. So when a fan asked him on Twitter if he would ever come back to Florida and play, his response: For sure. Parson went to high school near Winter Park, FL and attended the University of Florida as a Gator. So, his roots aren't really in South Florida, more to probably Orlando...but you never know. Parson is 27 years old and will be 31 when he is a free agent again. He's played for Houston and Dallas. We don't think this is likely, but thought you would enjoy knowing what's going on!

    Hot Hot Hoops
  • Here's how LeBron James reacted when he learned Kevin Durant was joining the Warriors

    Alyson Shontell, Business Insider's US editor-in-chief, recently sat down with LeBron James. He shared his reaction to Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors. The NBA star says that he was shocked, like everyone else, but says that it's ultimately good for the league. He learned the news on social media at a Fourth of July barbecue. James said: "When I saw the news I was like, 'Wow.' I think everyone had the 'wow' thing. My [reaction] was no different from the average person who doesn't know basketball to the person who watches it or covers it every day. So, I think it's all great for our league. Our league is very competitive. It's continued to grow, and [NBA Commissioner] Adam Silver

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  • Former NFL Director of College Scouting says Jets know Hackenberg can't play

    Jets rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg has yet to to play a snap through two preseason games. He was supposed to play on Friday night, but didn’t. Why? “Coach’s decision,” Todd Bowles, said after the game. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, even with Hackenberg being a second-round pick. But when pressed for more details, Bowles continued to dance around the question. “We’ve got a plan for the quarterbacks that we’re not revealing,” Bowles said. “We’ll play the guys that we have scheduled to play.” Odds are that the Jets are protecting their prized young quarterback. Throwing an inexperienced rookie into the fire with a backup offensive line isn’t always the best move. The biggest concern

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  • Curds: Jordy's slow start, Ha Ha earns respect

    For the Green Bay Packers, who continue to await Jordy Nelson's full recovery and return to the playing field, it's been a long year. The wideout with the repaired ACL is taking it slow in his return to practice, but that's not something that should concern Packers fans; after all, he still has a little less than three weeks to get himself ready to go 100%. While Nelson looks to return to form, a counterpart on the defense is gaining widespread praise, and not just from those who follow the Packers. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been getting talked about pretty heavily this offseason, and in today's Cheese Curds we find an article from a respected national columnist who has some pretty great descriptions of the third-year safety.

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  • Dana White Likes The Idea Of Anthony Johnson Vs. Jon Jones As His Next UFC Superfight

    After quickly and viciously dispatching top ranked contender Glover Teixeira via tooth-shattering KO at UFC 202 last weekend, it seemed as if Anthony “Rumble” Johnson had definitively punched his ticket to another shot at light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier next. The two last met back in May of 2015 at UFC 187 — you know, after Jon Jones was forced to drop out because of that whole hit-and-run thing — with Cormier managing to weather Rumble’s early storm and eventually wear him down en route to a third round submission win. With Jones having managed to once again screw himself over indefinitely, Rumble vs. DC II is basically the only sensical title matchup that the UFC could book, but Dana White, ever the misanthrope, actually has different plan in mind.

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