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Humo blanco en el Vaticano 2013

žFaithful cheer near a U.S. flag as white smoke rises from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, indicating a new pope has been elected at the Vatican March 13, 2013. White smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel and the bells of St. Peter's Basilica rang out on Wednesday, signaling that Roman Catholic cardinals elected a pope to succeed Benedict XVI. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)

World greets new pope

A crowd of thousands greeted Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina as the newly elected Pope Francis I.

  • Teddy Bridgewater's Gruesome Injury Was Reportedly So Bad He Nearly Lost His Leg

    Teddy Bridgewater suffered what sounded like an absolutely horrific leg injury in Vikings practice on Tuesday, and he’ll almost certainly be out for the entire season with a torn ACL and a dislocated knee. Source confirms tibiofemoral dislocation, ruptured ACL for Bridgewater. Tibiofemoral dislocation … basically, Bridgewater's femur (upper leg) went off the tibia (shin, lower leg.) Yeah.

  • NFL Executive on ‘Traitor’ Colin Kaepernick: ‘I Don’t Want Him Anywhere Near My Team’

    Many NFL executives and front office members “truly hate” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand for the national anthem, according to Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report’s lead NFL writer Mike Freeman wrote that NFL execs who despise Kaepernick’s actions outnumber the front office members who support the polarizing decision to protest the national anthem.

    The Wrap
  • 'I Feel Bad For Whoever's Next'

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Travis Browne has a warning for all the female bantamweights who think the path to the 135-pound title is free and clear while ex-champion Ronda Rousey is on temporary hiatus. "Hapa" told ESPN that "Rowdy" is suffering no lasting effects from her violent knockout loss to Holly Holm last November, and once she's ready to step back inside the Octagon -- somewhere toward the earlier part of next year -- the first person fed to the Olympic judoka will be toast. Including her own upset loss, the women's bantamweight title changed hands three times over the past 10 months. Holm coughed up the strap when Miesha Tate strangled her into submission at UFC 196, a similar fate for "Cupcake" when she ran into Amanda Nunes last July.

  • Two MLB teams didn’t even bother to scout Tim Tebow’s showcase

    Tim Tebow’s baseball showcase was about what you’d expect: He was impressive in some moments and he showed 10 years’ worth of rust in others. Twenty-eight of the 30 big-league teams were there to at least see what Tebow had to offer. Some, like the Boston Red Sox, left and quickly announced they’d likely be passing.

    Big League Stew
  • Video: Hope Solo breaks down after being cut from U.S. Soccer

    Hope Solo’s emotional reaction to a six-month suspension and her U.S. Soccer contract termination was recorded for all to see. Solo was part of a documentary series called “Keeping Score,” capturing the Olympic journey of some members of the U.S. women’s soccer team. That meant crews were still on hand when Solo heard about her termination, reports Dana Jacobson of CBS Sports Network.  The longtime U.S. goalkeeper let out her anger to her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens. Solo has announced she won’t play again this year for her club team, the Seattle Reign. “Mentally I am not there yet,” she explained in a statement.  The documentary footage released Tuesday shows a distraught Hope

    CBS News
  • High school basketball players convicted in pool cue rape case

    SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — One Tennessee high school basketball player was found guilty of aggravated rape and two others were found guilty of aggravated assault against a freshman teammate, a person familiar with the juvenile court case said Tuesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hearing Tuesday involving the Ooltewah High School students was closed to the public and no ruling was publicly announced immediately afterward. The defendants’ names haven’t been released because they were in juvenile court. The Chattanooga Times Free Press first reported the verdicts. The case arose Dec. 22 while the team from the Chattanooga area was playing in a tournament about 150 miles

    New York Post
  • Fantasy football 2016: Win early by drafting these six players

    Getting off to a fast start is critical in fantasy football. The quicker you compile the wins, the better you can position yourself for success later in the year. In 2014, Adrian Atkinson and Ben Bruning found that a Week 1 win put your playoff chances at 61.9 percent in a 12-team league where half of the squads make the postseason. Their research also found that teams starting 3-0 made the playoffs 84.8 percent of the time while winless teams after Week 3 had just a 15.5 percent chance. Go 4-0 and your playoff chances skyrocket to 91.6 percent. Subscribe to the Fantasy Football Beat on iTunes | Stitcher Here are six skill-position players who are expected to get off to a strong start and can

    Washington Post
  • Picture of Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough goes viral on Twitter

    The Alabama football program has a great history of running back play, and humongous sophomore Bo Scarbrough figures to keep the tradition alive… The Alabama Crimson Tide are a factory for running backs, but the way they are cranking out these incredibly gifted physical specimen is beyond explanation. If you haven't already, meet sophomore running back Bo Scarbrough, the youngster who is in line to replace Heisman Trophy Winner Derrick Henry as the lead ball carrier for Nick Saban… More from NFL Mocks Minnesota Vikings: Details emerge on Teddy Bridgewater injury1 h ago Chicago Bears: Schedule Prediction Post Bridgewater Injury1 h ago Eagles to Induct Jeremiah Trotter, Merrill Reese Into Hall

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  • Olympics drama continues for Kenya athletics

    Staying in a Favela After the Olympics closing ceremony, Kenya's team captain Wesley Korir -- who is also a member of parliament -- remained in Rio last week and tweeted a picture on Wednesday showing a street with an abandoned car. The Favela was where they stayed, complete with gunshots, according to Korir. "Unbelievable this is where the rest of Kenyan team will spend their night today, after Olympic village is closed!" Korir tweeted. He says the government was waiting for cheaper flights back home to Kenya. "The best team in Africa and the second best all over the world in athletics and this is how they treat us," he wrote in another tweet. "We didn't sleep because of gunshots all night,

  • Nebraska transfer Andrew White commits to Syracuse

    Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he announced Sunday.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Jerry Rice reacts to Colin Kaepernick controversy

    The greatest receiver in NFL history caught wind of the Colin Kaepernick controversy. How could Jerry Rice not, really, with the news blustering everywhere lately. Like many others, the 49ers legend weighed in on Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem. "All lives matter. So much going on in this world today.Can we all just get along! Colin,I respect your stance but don't disrespect the Flag," Rice wrote on Twitter Monday night. Twitter took sourly to his use of "all lives matter" given the fiery debate between that phrase and the Black Lives Matter movement. It should be noted that, like Kaepernick's former coach Jim Harbaugh, Rice didn't disparage the quarterback for his

  • UFC On FOX 21 Ratings Are Lowest Ever

    It's kind of hard to watch UFC on FOX 21 when you turn on the television ... and it's not there. That's what happened last weekend (Sat., Aug. 27, 2016) for a large portion of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, who expected to see the "Maia vs. Condit" event from inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but instead got preseason football. NFL strikes again. UFC on FOX 21 pulled a 1.2 rating with 1,983,000 viewers, the "lowest in the history of the series," according to Dave Meltzer at MMA Fighting (see the previous record holder here). That said, 15 markets aired "Maia vs. Condit" on tape delay -- or on a completely different station altogether. If you can't find it, you can't

  • Murray: Brook won't last more than six with GGG

    Martin Murray has firsthand experience going up against Golovkin. After all, he's the man who has survived the longest against him when he made it to see round 11 before being stopped last year. And Murray was a solid-sized middleweight too -- so much so that he's recently moved up to super middleweight because making 160lbs was becoming increasingly difficult. So as much as he'd like to see his fellow compatriot in Kell Brook grab a win over Golovkin, he admits to ESPN that he thinks Brook is in too deep. "It's a step too far for Kell," Muray told ESPN. "Golovkin is another level and he's in deep, deep water and I don't think he's going to be able to swim. "I don't think Kell can go as long

    Bad Left Hook
  • Rules experts trying to simplify the complex game of golf

    For the last five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study a jigsaw puzzle. That's what Thomas Pagel of the USGA refers to as the book more commonly known as the Rules of Golf. The purpose of these private meetings essentially is to break up the puzzle and start over so the rules make more sense, without losing sight of the tradition or ethos of a game with six centuries behind it. Sessions can last at least eight hours. The singular goal is to make the rules less complicated. It has not been easy. "Everyone wants the game to be simple, but it's a complex game," Pagel, the USGA's senior director of rules, said in an interview at the Olympics. "You

    Fox News
  • Still ‘a hooper,’ Chris Bosh expects to be cleared to return to Heat for training camp

    Chris Bosh watches from the bench as the Miami Heat take on the Charlotte Hornets during Game 4 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. With NBA teams’ training camps set to get underway in less than one month, Chris Bosh hit social media on Monday to show that, nearly eight months after pulling out of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game amid concerns related to another round of the frightening blood-clotting problems that have prematurely ended his last two seasons, he’s stepping up his workouts in what would seem to indicate continued interest in returning to the Miami Heat this season. “I know I’ve been gone for a moment, but now I’m back,” Bosh says.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor not guilty of DUI charge

    Taylor started all 15 of Alabama’s games in 2015 (Getty). Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been found not guilty regarding his July DUI arrest. Taylor was arrested Sunday, July 17, after he placed a call to police saying he hit a parked car.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Report: Three minor leaguers arrested on Sunday after a bar brawl

    Pirates minor leaguers Gift Ngoepe and Dovydas Neverauskas (pictured) were arrested on Sunday morning in Toledo, Ohio after a bar brawl, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports, citing documents provided by the Toledo Municipal Court. Ngoepe was charged with one count of simple assault and two counts of resisting arrest. Neverauskas was charged with two counts of resisting arrest and one count of misconduct. Tigers minor leaguer Warwick Saupold was involved as well and was arrested for simple assault. Saupold allegedly punched Andrey Goncharuk (not a player for either teams’ affiliates) in the face outside of the Bronze Boar bar, which is across from the Toledo Mud Hens’ ballpark.

  • Froome edges Quintana on summit to win 11th Vuelta stage

    PENA CABARGA, Spain (AP) — Chris Froome won a thrilling uphill duel against climbing rival Nairo Quintana by a bike length to win the 11th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday. Quintana defended his race lead and is now 54 seconds ahead of Froome, who overtook Alejandro Valverde to move second overall. Valverde finished six seconds behind, dropping to third overall and 1:05 behind Quintana. Froome, who clinched his third Tour de France title in July, got his first stage win at a major race on this same Pena Cabarga peak in 2011 — the year the British rider finished as the Vuelta runner-up. Froome and Quintana, who have had some memorable climbing contests on the Tour, tested one another on

    USA Today
  • Seahawks defensive coodinator Kris Richard makes a tough phone call to Brandon Browner

    Calling players to tell them they are released is the least favorite part of any coach’s job. For Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard, the one he had to make Sunday was particularly tough. It was Richard who called founding Legion of Boom member Brandon Browner to tell him he was going to be released by the Seahawks, a move that was made official a day later. Richard, though, also appreciated the fact that he was least able to tell Browner what he had meant to the franchise. Richard was Seattle’s secondary coach from 2010-14 before becoming defensive coordinator in 2015 and as such was Browner’s specific position coach during his first stint with the team. “None of them are ever easy

    The Seattle Times
  • Drew Brees, Jerry Rice join in criticism of Colin Kaepernick's protest

    Colin Kaepernick started his national anthem protest as a way to draw attention to social injustice. It has just become a nation-wide analysis of his method of protest, which is unfortunate. Kaepernick’s former college coach gave his opinion.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Coleman can be a 6'6 225-pound wrecking machine

    With Marques Colston's retirement, the departure of tight end Ben Watson and the Jimmy Graham trade last offseason, this year's New Orleans Saints offense is going to look different from just two years ago. Oh, they still have Drew Brees pulling the trigger, which means they will be a threat no matter what, but who is going to be on the other end of his passes and how productive they will be is an open question. A somewhat under-the-radar guy who I think is ready to really break out this year and help take up the slack is Brandon Coleman. I know other receivers like Brandin Cooks -- who's been impressive in his first two seasons -- and rookie Michael Thomas will get a lot of the attention heading

    SB Nation
  • Watch This Woman Effortlessly Make American Ninja Warrior History in a Mini-Skort and Sports Bra

    If you're not already familiar, American Ninja Warrior has undeniably raised the bar for game shows by sending contestants through impossible obstacle courses and severely testing athletic ability for our viewing pleasure. On Monday, Stuntwoman Jessie Graff made show history after becoming the first woman to complete Stage 1 in the show's national finals. And if being a #GIRLBOSS wasn't enough, Graff conquered the obstacle course with 12 seconds to spare wearing a custom-made, Green Lantern costume in all its sparkling, mini-skort glory. The 32-year-old Graff, who's done stunts on Supergirl (how fitting), went on to the finals after running record time in Los Angeles. At the finals, she flew

    Marie Claire
  • Power Rankings: Harvick holds serve, Larson jumps into the top 12

    As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. 1. Kevin Harvick (LW: 1): What, did you think we were going to put Kyle Larson at No. 1 this week? Harvick finished fifth and when you look at the laps-led chart, it was staggeringly even.

    From The Marbles
  • Yasiel Puig claimed off waivers, but don't count on a trade from Dodgers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have found another team that wants Yasiel Puig. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, an unknown team has made a waiver claim on Puig, who the Dodgers sent down to Triple-A earlier this month after not being able to move him at the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline. What that means essentially in modern terms: Some unknown team out there swiped right on Puig.

    Big League Stew
  • Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection: Tough Cuts At D-Line, Wide Receiver

    The New England Patriots have just one more preseason game before they must trim their roster to 53 players. The Patriots cut down from 80 to 75 players Tuesday by releasing linebacker Ramon Humber, tight end Steven Scheu and offensive lineman Keavon Milton and placing running back Dion Lewis and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer on the physically unable to perform/reserve list. Here’s how NESN.com Patriots beat reporters Doug Kyed and Zack Cox see the 53-man roster shaking out. QUARTERBACK Doug Kyed In: Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo (2) Suspended: Tom Brady (four games) Out: None No surprises and no need for a fourth quarterback on the roster. Zack Cox In: Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo

    New England Sports Network