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RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court with attorney Lawrence Woodward August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge. (Photo by Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court with attorney Lawrence Woodward August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.

Michael Vick's journey to prison and back

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.

  • Tyronn Lue says ‘they said’ LeBron James has a body of a 19-year-old, but nobody else knows where Cavaliers coach got that

    LeBron James might be the greatest athlete in NBA history. But even he has shown signs of decline at age 31. He has gotten multiple back injections and even took a break during the season to rehabilitate in Miami. The forward has treated the last two regular-seasons as glorified warmups for the playoffs. Just where does LeBron stand physically? Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gave quite the answer. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: Lue said James, at 31, “had a chance to get tested this summer and they said he had a body of a 19-year old. Maybe he’s getting younger. Benjamin Button.” It was a little perplexing because neither James, nor his personal trainer, Mike Mancias, nor general manager David Griffin

  • Rory McIlroy: No-cut rule helped Tiger Woods win so many WGCs

    At the pinnacle of his career, Tiger Woods dominated the World Golf Championships, winning an incredible 18 of them from 1999-2013. No other player is even remotely close to that tally, with Dustin Johnson and Geoff Ogilvy a distant T-2 with three each. Rory McIlroy, who has two WGCs to his name, said Wednesday ahead of this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions that Woods was a beneficiary of the no-cut nature of the tournaments.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Tim Tebow answered Stephen A. Smith's dumb question with a riveting inspirational speech

    Hate on Tim Tebow all you want, but there’s no denying he’s one of the most motivational guys in sports — period. On Tuesday he appeared with Stephen A. Smith on First Take and dropped the best speech you’ll hear all week. When he was criticized for taking a long shot at making an MLB roster, Tebow dropped the hammer.

    SB Nation
  • Rumor: Vikings Trading For O-Line Help?

    On Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, the football world saw that the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line is a bit of a sore spot. Now, on this Wednesday afternoon, there’s a rumor going around that Rick Spielman and company might be doing something about it. The source? Seattle Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll. You look confused. Let me explain. At Carroll’s press conference today, he was apparently asked about the Seahawks making a potential trade. Here’s what Carroll said that has social media buzzing at the moment. Cohen did clarify afterwards that the question was related to trades, so it doesn’t appear that he’s talking about the move the Vikings made to sign offensive tackle Jake Long

    Daily Norseman
  • Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly disappointed in AD's vote of confidence

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday he was disappointed that athletic director Jack Swarbrick had to give him a vote of confidence last Friday. Notre Dame started the season ranked in the top 10, but are now 2-5 coming off a bye week and the groans about the coaching situation have been persistent. “Brian will lead this team out of the tunnel opening day next year,” Swarbrick said.

    Dr. Saturday
  • NASCAR issues warnings to three Sprint Cup teams, four truck teams from Talladega

    NASCAR issued warnings to multiple Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series teams following last weekend’s action at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 5 (Kasey Kahne) and No. 78 (Martin Truex Jr.) Sprint Cup teams were issued written warnings for failing the Laser Inspection Station twice during prerace inspection for the Hellmann’s 500. It was the fourth warning for both, meaning loss of pit stall selection. Those penalties were served in Talladega. The No. 32 (Bobby Labonte) team was issued a written warning for failing template inspection twice during pre-race inspection. That penalty also resulted in a fourth warning that was served at Talladega. Lastly, the No. 47 (AJ Allmendinger) team

    NASCAR Talk
  • US women’s captain opens up about the real Hope Solo

    The moment that drove everyone away from Hope Solo ironically made Carli Lloyd gravitate toward her — and they have been inseparable ever since. Solo, who showed the world her fiery temper at the 2007 World Cup when she blasted head coach Greg Ryan for benching her in place of veteran goalkeeper Briana Scurry for the United States’ semifinal loss, relit the match nine years later. In yet another postgame tirade — this one directed at Sweden following their shocking quarterfinal upset of the United States in penalty kicks at the Rio Olympics — the combative goalkeeper called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for their defensive style of play. Prominent US teammates Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe expressed their disappointment in Solo for embarrassing the team, while former US mainstays Julie Foudy and Wambach insulted her lack of professionalism in disrespecting an opponent.

    New York Post
  • Georges St-Pierre Addresses Fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 206

    UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping dropped a bomb on the MMA world recently, saying he had agreed to a fight with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 206. Now, St-Pierre is weighing in on the potential fight. Bisping on Tuesday tweeted, “@GeorgesStPierre, we all want more money.

    MMA Weekly
  • Buccaneers willing to trade much-needed CB for WR, Panthers could be in play

    If mid-season trades are difficult to make happen, inter-division trades are nearly impossible to pull off. Yet, two NFC South teams are holding what the other wants, making this a little more intriguing. According to Jason La Canfora, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are willing to trade one of their cornerbacks. While the hypothetical deal would mean the Carolina Panthers need to get rid of a wide receiver, that is one of the positions they are currently stacked at. After the departure of cornerback Josh Norman from Carolina this offseason, general manager Dave Gettleman grabbed three corners in the 2016 NFL draft. Only one has really panned out so far in James Bradberry, who has excelled when he sees

    Panthers Wire
  • Lakers shoot down Rockets to launch new era

    The new-look Los Angeles Lakers, with Kobe Bryant retired and coach Luke Walton at the helm, opened their NBA season with a 120-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to score 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter. D'Angelo Russell scored 20 points and Julius Randle added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Lakers, who overcame James Harden's 34 points and career-high 17 assists for Houston -- who lost in former Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni's first game in charge of the Rockets.

  • The 15 Best-Dressed Ballers in the NBA

    In honor of the start of a new NBA season tonight, we're rounding up the best dressed basketball players in the game right now. Though some fashion-forward athletes like Kobe Bryant and Amar'e Stoudemire have recently hung up their jerseys, the are plenty

    Harper's Bazaar
  • RB trade options, Week 8

    Running back is the position to watch so far in 2016. A lot of backs were explosive early, but Week 7 brought a cooling period with few rushers going off and a number of top names going down with injuries. As the rusher landscape gets more interesting week-to-week, owners should look to make deals to keep their rosters intact. Here are the players worth trading for and shopping in Week 8. Buy Low Chris Thompson, Washington Thompson is leading Washington’s rushing effort in its run-by-committee system. The four-year RB was the leading rusher in Week 7 and also led the team in total yards with 73 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards. Thompson is a dual-threat back averaging 5.1 yards per carry

    SB Nation
  • Artis Hicks: Vikings had a bounty program like the Saints’

    The NFL cracked down severely on the Saints and many of their players and coaches after an investigation revealed a bounty program with cash payouts to players who injured opponents. The game most frequently cited as an example of the Saints attempting to injure an opponent was the NFC Championship Game victory over the Vikings after the 2009 season. Now a player who was on that Vikings team is saying Minnesota ran a similar bounty program. Artis Hicks, an offensive lineman on the 2009 Vikings, told Jeff Pearlman, the author of a new Brett Favre biography, that the Vikings were doing the same thing that got the Saints busted. “It was part of the culture,” Hicks said, in a book excerpt published

    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • Watch Jonathan Simmons posterize JaVale McGee

    This was the exclamation point on the Spurs thrashing of the Warriors on opening night. Jonathan Simmons — who was a beast in the first half and finished the night with 20 points off the bench — was pounding the ball out top, then as the clock wound down blew by rookie Patrick McCaw, got into the lane looking for the two-handed slam. When JaVale McGee slid over to contest Simmons switched to the one-hander and finished over the big man. That’s the way to start an NBA season.

  • John Elway shares Broncos road map; NFL trade deadline

    The MMQB names Cam Newton, Marcus Peters and Devontae Booker as players who will rise to the occasion in Week 8. Plenty of thoughts raced through John Elway’s mind as the confetti fell on his Broncos on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara and, to be sure, jubilation was primary among them. But as the man tasked with building the team, what was coming next was there too. “We knew we were in for it in the offseason,” the Denver GM said from his office in the lunchtime hour Wednesday. “Having been through it before (as a player), it’s always difficult when you’re (coming off a title). It’s going to be a rough offseason. And it was. But we battled through it. I’m excited about where we are. We’ve got a long way

  • The problem with calling Ronda Rousey ‘a quitter’

    Ronda Rousey has had her fair share of critics, but few are bold enough to straight up call her a quitter. UFC welterweight Matt Brown is bold enough. “She’s done some great things for women’s MMA and I respect that and she got it in the UFC and I respect that. The journeyman fighter wasn’t done there, however, and he went on to attack everything Rousey has done since she lost to Holly Holm in November 2015.

    New York Post
  • Time to go - Rooney's demise makes Man Utd exit inevitable

    A substitute for his club and a substitute for his country — Wayne Rooney’s career has certainly taken a notable downturn in recent weeks. It is not yet five weeks since the Manchester United and England captain was first dropped by Jose Mourinho, but there already appears to be no way back for him. When Rooney celebrated his 31st birthday on Monday he did so as a man standing only three goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time United record, and yet rarely has he looked so unlikely to topple the club legend at the top of the charts.

  • Don't panic, fantasy hockey owners!

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski offers early fantasy hockey advice including a Maple Leafs forward to grab off the waiver wire and a goalie to ship out while the going is good.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Pacquiao not slowing down in build up to Vargas fight

    Manny Pacquiao says that despite a punishing schedule which includes juggling two high-profile jobs in the build up to his return to the boxing ring, he has still managed to maintain his fire for the sport. Now that the Philippine Senate is on a break, the boxing legend says he is finally able to start training in earnest to face World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas. Three months after ending his brief ring "retirement," Pacquiao is in the final weeks of preparations for the fight which will be held November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

  • Giants pitcher live-tweets nightmarish 10-hour flight delay

    Being a professional athlete isn't all glamour and fame. Sometimes, you're stuck on the tarmac with the rest of us plebes. Unfortunately for Giants pitcher Cory Gearrin, a Tuesday night flight from Phoenix to Atlanta turned into a social experiment as the full plane was subjected to delay after delay. "Still on the ground," Gearrin tweeted at 7:30 p.m. "Woman sitting behind us, 'I feel bad being on here this long with all these people since I have the flu!' Passengers starting to turn on one another with no food in sight and we're past the 3 hour mark, hour 4 here we come...." It was only the beginning of his travails. Next came the equipment problem: Followed by Delta canceling the flight after

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • UFC Fighter Cat Zingano Is Calling Out WWE Women's Champion Sasha Banks, For Some Reason

    A few months back, UFC megastar Conor McGregor made a bunch of wrestlers and wrestling fans extremely angry when he badmouthed pro wrestling as a general idea, and wrestlers in particular as being a bunch of damaged sissy-boys (I’m paraphrasing). Now get ready for a whole new round of that on a much, much smaller scale, because UFC bantamweight fighter Cat Zingano took to Twitter on Tuesday night to call out Sasha Banks (and by extension, Charlotte) completely unprompted.

  • Devonta Freeman being held out of contact in Falcons practice

    The Falcons are worried enough about Tevin Coleman’s hamstring injury that they signed two running backs yesterday. Today, they’re taking no chances with their other main back. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was wearing a non-contact jersey in practice today, and will ostenisbly be added to the injury report with some undisclosed malady, as the absence of contact seems to define being limited. With Coleman expected to miss this week’s game against the Packers, the Falcons added some depth by promoting Terron Ward from their practice squad and signing veteran Stevan Ridley. The Falcons might just be playing it safe with

    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • Steven Adams spent NBA opening night watching Amime

    Last night you were likely watching the Cavaliers destroy the Knicks, then flipping over to watch the Indians and Cubs. It was a great sports night (especially if you live in Cleveland). That’s not what Steven Adams was doing, he was watching Anime. Which probably had a lot more drama than either of the NBA games last night. Via Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript. You have to love Adams. One Piece is… like I know. From Wikipedia: One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s

  • Fantasy football start/sit for Week 8: Joey Bosa makes the Chargers defense worth starting

    Each week, Neil Greenberg will give you three players to start and three to sit in your fantasy football league. Jay Ajayi’s 214-yard game against Pittsburgh made him just the fourth player in the Super Bowl era to post back-to-back 200-yard rushing games, joining Ricky Williams (2002), Earl Campbell (1980) and O.J. Simpson (1973 and 1976) in this elite group. Rams Coach Jeff Fisher lost game No. 160 of his career, five shy of the most ever, prompting some to call for him to start rookie Jared Goff over Case Keenum. Who knows which records will fall this week, but with the Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers all on a bye, it is going to take some creative thinking to get a high-scoring roster.

    Washington Post
  • Who has the advantage in Eagles at Cowboys?

    To say that the Eagles upcoming game against the Cowboys is critical is blatantly obvious. The Cowboys lead the NFC East by one game over the Eagles who are coming off of a much needed win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys have perhaps the most prolific rookie duo in recent memory in Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott. However, the Eagles defense sits in the top five of most major categories. Let’s take a look at which team has the advantage in each phase rolling into week eight. Cowboys Offense or Eagles Offense? The jury is still out on both Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, two rookie quarterbacks who are blowing preseason expectations out of the water. Being rookie quarterbacks means

    Eagles Wire