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@KendallCoyne: Lineys headed into the #WhiteHouse together! @Bdecker14 @AmandaKessel8 #TeamUSA (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

Kendall Coyne, women's hockey silver medalist: Lineys headed into the #WhiteHouse together! @Bdecker14 @AmandaKessel8 #TeamUSA (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

Team USA shares snapshots from the White House

Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama host the Olympians and Paralympians at the White House. The first family are honoring the men and women who represented the United States at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Take a unique look at the White House through social snapshots shared by the Olympians and Paralympians themselves.

  • Russell Westbrook sub-Instagrammed Kevin Durant with cupcake photo

    Kevin Durant announced his departure from the Thunder to the Warriors on July 4. Russell Westbrook first publicly responded, using the loosest definition of response, several weeks later. Westbrook apparently sent Durant a subtle message July 4, using a symbol popularized on the Thunder by former teammate Kendrick Perkins (who had very interesting thoughts on the Durant-Westbrook dynamic).

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  • The Indians trolled Jose Bautista so hard after winning the ALCS

    The biggest loser in the American League Championship Series wasn’t the Blue Jays or the Toronto fans who watched the Cleveland Indians celebrate a trip to the World Series on their home field. Nope, the biggest loser could only be one man: Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who is going to have to bury his head in the sand after a week of trash-talking and complaining that is now coming back to bite him. The Indians celebrated winning the AL pennant.

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  • Fox Sports' Nick Wright: Giants QB Eli Manning is a bad teammate

    On Monday, a day removed from a 27-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning appeared on WFAN radio with Mike Francesa. After being bombarded with questions about wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Manning finally said “you could get sick” of OBJ’s antics if he’s not performing well. The comments caused immediate backlash for Manning. And after months of people criticizing him for defending Beckham Jr., those very same people began criticizing him for not defending Beckham Jr. firmly enough. Manning clarified his WFAN comments on Tuesday, saying his words had been twisted around by the media and that he was specifically referring to reporters when making those

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  • Things Are So Great For J.R. Smith Lately That He's Got His Very Own Backpack Now

    The shooting, jawing, and smiling forward recently inked a four-year, $57 million deal to return to the NBA Champion Cavaliers, he got married, and he’s been living it up everywhere in Ohio – from his dog’s birthday party in Columbus, to attending a bunch of Browns and Indians games. Smith partnered with Sprayground (which is also getting into the basketball game thanks to founder David Ben-David) to release a pack on Oct. 20 that kind of takes on the feel of his hometown of Newark in New Jersey.

  • Sean Payton takes a jab at his friend Belichick over tablet problems

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a longstanding history of technological problems. He doesn’t understand car clocks. He has no time for InstaFace or MyBook or Tweeter. And he certainly doesn’t like the tablets that the NFL has issued for team use on the sidelines. Belichick isn’t alone. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that the Steelers have “had some technological issues on the sidelines, particularly in recent years, so that’s nothing new.” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says that he doesn’t use the tablets and is “pretty good without them.” But Belichick’s friend and Saints head coach Sean Payton had to get a fun little jab at Belichick’s expense. "I think inside they've

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  • Warriors’ 8-0 run in 28 seconds shows how terrifying they can be (video)

    Derrick Rose said he wants to move on after being found not liable in his civil rape case. “It’s a blessing to have him come back — it’s great the truth came out,’’ Noah said after the Knicks’ 121-96 preseason victory over the Celtics. Noah might be right about the plaintiff.

  • Experts weigh in on Aaron Rodgers: 'No easy fix'

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The question was posed to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers like this: "Diagnosing what's wrong with Aaron Rodgers has turned into a cottage industry. When you look at yourself, what do you see … that you would like to do better?" Rodgers boiled it down to one thing. "I think it's just accuracy," he said this week. Can that fully explain why Rodgers, a two-time NFL MVP, is off to one of the worst starts of his career? Or why it's been 11 months since his last 300-yard passing game? Or why the Packers have an unsightly 8-9 record in their last 17 games, including playoffs? To find out more about what's wrong with Rodgers, we asked a foursome of analysts who coached

  • Mac Agrees To Surrender His Title — On One Condition

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor is not the Terminator. He can be bargained with, he can be reasoned with, and he will stop before the 145-pound division is dead. Under one condition. “Notorious” wants to exit the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place on Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, with two championship title held above his head. Flashbulbs and wanton adulation are encouraged. McGregor talks to Sports Illustrated: "Let me see the pictures on publications with a belt on each shoulder first. Let me go onto the side of that Octagon and raise two world titles, what's never been done before, before talking

  • Should the Mets acquire Maybin?

    In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that

  • These are the 12 teams that can still advance to the College Football Playoff

    Halfway through the 2016 football season, there are just 12 teams remaining with a realistic chance at earning one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff. These are all the major conference teams with fewer than two losses. It is possible, but not terribly realistic, for a two-loss team to get a place in the CFP. After all, LSU Tigers once played for the BCS title with two losses -- and that was only a two-team playoff. It took a lot of chaos for that to happen though, and short of that, it probably won't happen this year either. Also, there is no realistic Group of Five candidate. It will be a rare season when there isn't a legitimate candidate from the Group of Five. It takes a combination

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  • The one play that left the Dodgers fuming in their pivotal loss to the Cubs

    There were three minutes between the final out of the game and when Adrian Gonzalez tapped the “send” button. Gonzalez marched off the field, through the bowels of Dodger Stadium, into his team’s clubhouse. “Somehow this is an out,” Gonzalez tweet said, with a picture attached of the second-inning play where he was ruled out despite his contention that his hand beat the tag.

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  • Watch: T.J. McConnell dunks at open practice, Sixers go crazy

    You never know what to expect from a documentary about a basketball player who has never played a single game in the NBA, but Ben Simmons journey from Australia to the NBA wasn't exactly typical. His whole life was seemingly focused on reaching the NBA. SHOWTIME has an upcoming documentary on Simmons that will hit televisions next month. They released a new trailer for it on Wednesday. There's a scene that is particularly interesting in the trailer that focuses on the hypocrisy of the NCAA and its treatment of student athletes. "The NCAA is messed up," Simmons said. "Go buy a No. 25 jersey, go put me on ESPN, go make millions of dollars off one person. I don't have a voice." The pursuit of Simmons

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  • J.R. Smith fights ‘racist’ rumors: I ‘stood up for’ Jeremy Lin

    J.R. Smith wasn’t about to let this egregious rumor spread. An hour after Jeremy Lin appeared on CBS Radio’s “Boomer & Carton” show and addressed a rumor about Smith not “accepting him as a ballplayer” because of his race, the recently signed Cavaliers guard took to Twitter to dispel any allegations he discriminated against his former Knicks teammate. As a final question in Wednesday’s interview, radio host Craig Carton asked Lin if it were true his Knicks teammates “resented” him in 2012 when he accepted a big contract to play for the Rockets. Carton suggested his identity as a “Chinese-American player” gave people, like Smith, the idea he didn’t deserve the three-year, $25 million deal he signed.

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  • Bad NHL takes, Oilers vs. CBA and cute dogs (Puck Daddy Countdown)

    (Ed. Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 7 – Circumventing the CBA cuz your boss guilts you into it Hey wow the Oilers

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  • Ball Don’t Lie: Pistons Season Preview

    Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie on the expectations of the Pistons.

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  • Vegas, Maybe!

    If he has his way, owner Mark Davis’s Oakland Raiders will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. And, not surprisingly, Las Vegas officials would welcome him with open arms. Legislation to provide $750 million in public funding through tourist taxes (of

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  • Why Arsenal will finally take a step forward in the Champions League (no, seriously)

    Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.

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  • Chelsea: Real Madrid Star Considers Sensational Switch To Stamford Bridge

    Real Madrid defender Pepe is reportedly contemplating a move to Chelsea due to a wrangle over his contract negotiations at the Bernabeu. The Portuguese centre-back will consider a move to Stamford Bridge if talks over a new deal cannot be resolved, according to the Daily Mirror. This would also suit Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who is said to be keen to add strength to his defense as captain John Terry heads to the end of his playing career.

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  • Big Ten bowl projections, Week 7

    1. Ohio State (6-0) It takes grit to enter an atmosphere like Camp Randall, at night, with the crowd on fire, and withstand body blows from a gifted Wisconsin team. The Buckeyes did just that, as they made one more play than the Badgers, sneaking out of Madison with a 30-23 victory. Despite a 10 point deficient going into the third quarter, Urban Meyer had his talented group focused and performing precise football on both sides of the ball. J.T. Barrett was the feature throughout for the Buckeyes, tallying 21 rushing attempts and 29 passes thrown, en route to three total touchdowns. The Ohio State Buckeyes reclaim the top spot because they possess the most impressive two wins in the Big Ten so

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  • Cleveland's conundrum: World Series Game 1 or Cavaliers' ring ceremony?

    The city of Cleveland has been waiting 52 years to raise a championship banner. Now it has six days to decide whether the Cavaliers NBA championship ceremony will trump being witness to what could be the beginning of the end of the Indians 68-year World Series championship drought. On one side of Gateway Plaza, the Cavaliers will celebrate their NBA championship before their home opener against the New York Knicks.

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  • These youth football players took a knee. Is that why their season got canceled?

    When the Beaumont Bulls, a youth football team in eastern Texas, decided to take a knee at a Sept. 10 game, the response was swift — and vicious. Hate mail poured in from people who were outraged that the all-black team and its coaches had refused to rise during the national anthem. Some people called the 11- and 12-year-old players racial slurs and even threatened to have them lynched and burned. In the face of all that, the Beaumont Bulls executive board stood behind them. So did the Bay Area Football League, which the team is part of. “There are scenarios occurring in society that until this point in time, we have not had to address,” the president said at the time. “We support the Beaumont

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  • We need to talk about Naomi’s kick flurry

    Now, right off the top, I’m putting some of the blame on WWE’s social media team, because while I noticed this during the GLOWster’s match against Alexa Bliss last night (Oct. 18), I probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought. Out of at least ten kicks, I’d say only half made any contact with Bliss, and none of them looked like they’d hurt in any way. Factor in, as the Twitter account for the wrestling-themed Punk band Pop-Up Powerbomb points out in replying to WWE Universe’s Tweet, this also makes you wonder why Alexa or anyone else wouldn’t simply take a step back to avoid even the tips of Naomi’s light-up sneakers from hitting them (Watch Speedball Mike Bailey do the same move to see how he deals with this by being close enough to connect with the backs of his opponent’s arms, then moves forward as they retreat).

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  • Jimmy Howard makes statement, but knows his place with Red Wings

    The New York Rangers skated in on Jimmy Howard in waves. The scoreboard at the end of the Detroit Red Wings’ 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden read ’32 saves,’ but that was a shallow evaluation of Howard’s night: The breakaways, odd-man rushes and high-percentage scoring chances he stopped en route to that victory. It was Howard’s first appearance since April 15, when he gave up four goals on 30 shots in Game 2 of the Wings’ first-round loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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  • Riot Games details changes to jungle, assassins, replays, and sandbox mode for 2017 League of Legends season

    The preseason is always an interesting time for League of Legends. This time around, Riot Games is changing, well, just about everything. You can read about the full changes at Riot’s official League of Legends preseason page, but we’ll go ahead and break down what they mean right here.

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  • NFL Week 7 Picks: Chargers will stun Falcons, Redskins roll again

    Big week last week. Huge week. Tremendous week. Went 4-1 on my best bets and it should've been 5-0 except the Cleveland Browns got really weird and almost stole one from the Tennessee Titans . The best part? I called the Miami Dolphins , New Orleans Saints , Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs all winning outright. We're gonna stay warm with a couple of dogs and one huge favorite, including a Tennessee team we've been riding and a San Diego team that's been strong against the spread (4-2, although their opponent is 5-1). You can check all our NFL expert picks here and, yes, the orange means I'm leading. vs. Indianapolis Colts : Tennessee is the best team in the AFC South, which is not

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