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`COMMERCE CITY, CO - MARCH 22: A large United States flag is stretched out by fans to celebrate a goal as United States players return to kickoff position during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Team USA vs. Costa Rica caught in snowstorm

The U.S. men's national team faced off with Costa Rica in the middle of a snowstorm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Friday, March 22, 2013.

  • Simone Biles' fierce beach photo started an internet conversation on the male gaze

    After the Olympics competition ended, a few of Team USA's gold medal-winning gymnasts took a well-deserved beach day in Rio. When Simone Biles shared a shot of herself and teammates Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman displaying their strong gymnast abs, a

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  • Billy Bush on Ryan Lochte's Robbery Lie: 'Did He Besmirch America's Character? Yes'

    Billy Bush is opening up about his now-infamous interview with swimmer Ryan Lochte about his fabricated robbery in Rio. Yes, it was an unfortunate thing for us, because it was such a sideshow for the second week of the Olympics," Bush said during a SiriusXM Today Show sit-down. Bush was the first to track down Lochte for an interview after the swimmer's mother, Ileana Lochte, told USA Today that her son and some of his teammates had been held up during a night out in Rio.

    People
  • LeBron denies Ultimate Warrior shirt had anything to do with beating Golden State

    After leading the Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA title, LeBron James deplane in Cleveland wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt. What a perfect way to celebrate overcoming a 3-1 Finals deficit to top the 73-9 Warriors. But LeBron says it wasn’t directed at Golden State. LeBron, in a Q&A with Alyson Shontell of Business Insider: Shontell: You were wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt when you got off the plane. People loved that — well, or hated it. Be honest: Did you pack that before you won game seven? How’d you wind up wearing that shirt? WATCH: The story behind the Ultimate Warrior T-shirt James: Well, it’s funny because my wife bought [it earlier]. She asked me who my favorite wrestlers of all time were,

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  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

    Cagewriter
  • This Olympic Silver Medalist Made a Gesture That Could Get Him Arrested or Even Killed

    Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa scored big for his country at the 2016 Olympics, getting a silver medal in the men's marathon by completing the race in two hours, nine minutes, and 54 seconds. The "X" was a gesture of solidarity with the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, who have been killed by the hundreds in government crackdowns on protests, according to the Washington Post. "The Ethiopian government is killing my people, so I stand with all protests anywhere, as Oromo is my tribe," Lilesa said at a press conference.

    Cosmopolitan
  • Jered Weaver will decide if he wants to retire after the season is over

    Jered Weaver is in the last year of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He’s also just barely hanging on. To the extent he is succeeding — and he has had his moments — it’s almost all on guile given that his velocity has almost completely abandoned him. Could he hang on a while longer? Probably. Guile aint’ nothing and there are worse pitchers than Weaver, but if he’s going to keep going it will almost certainly be as a year-to-year guy fighting for a job every winter and fighting for a roster spot every spring. Some guys, especially guys who have made their money, may want to retire at that point. Weaver isn’t necessarily ruling it out, but he isn’t making any final decisions

    HardballTalk
  • What We Learned: Jimmy Vesey/Rangers union puzzling for both sides

    The protracted summer romance between Jimmy Vesey and more than half a dozen teams around the league is over, and it’s not easy to figure out why the winner won. Having enough interest to actually get Vesey? Having a spot to give Vesey to make him think that’s the destination?

    Puck Daddy
  • Dodgers dealt yet another injury, this time by a hotel door

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are already the most injured team in the history of baseball. The Dodgers have had a such a bad run with injuries this season that apparently their players aren’t safe anywhere. Josh Reddick hurt his finger when his hand got caught in a door last night while ordering room service.

    Big League Stew
  • 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.

    Time
  • Give Simone Biles the Gold in Olympic Selfie-Taking

    From ELLELast night, the Rio Games' four-time gold medalist Simone Biles had what she called the "cherry on top" experience of being the United States' flag bearer during the closing ceremony of the Olympics. She fulfilled her duty proudly-and caused

    Elle
  • Billy Bush Backpedals on Defense of Ryan Lochte … Sort Of

    Monday on Today, Al Roker and Billy Bush struck a more conciliatory tone when discussing the heated argument they had on Friday regarding Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. On Friday’s show, Bush seemingly made excuses for the way Lochte handled the situation in which he lied about being robbed at gunpoint while in Rio. Roker didn’t accept any of Bush’s explanations for Lochte’s actions and repeated over and over that everything the swimmer had said was a lie.

    Superfan
  • Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler catches 350-pound fish (VIDEO)

    With just over a month to go before training camp starts, NBA players are finding ways to occupy themselves. Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler has been fishing, and according to his Instagram, he caught one that weighs almost 350 pounds. That’s a big fish, even for an NBA player.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • 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
  • Conor McGregor given six-month medical suspension after UFC 202

    Conor McGregor has been given a six-month medical suspension following his win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202, according to documents obtained by MMA Junkie.

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  • The Yankees offer to pay for Doc Gooden’s rehab

    With the continuing caveat that it is really weird and likely as uncomfortable as hell for all of those involved for this to be playing out so publicly, here is the latest news on the Doc Gooden/Daryl Strawberry/possible cocaine relapse story. From the Daily News: Dwight (Doc) Gooden is insisting publicly that he doesn’t have a drug problem, yet more and more people want to help him — none more significant than the Yankees, who have reached out to say they’ll pay for any treatment he would consider getting. That’s admirable of the Yankees, as is their refusal to comment on it further (the Daily News got this info from Strawberry). The Yankees, of course, gave both Strawberry and Gooden second

    HardballTalk
  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Philadelphia Flyers

    By punching and bulldozing their way onto the scene just a few short years after their acceptance into the league, the Flyers earned their nickname and thrived on the fear that they put into the hearts and minds of their opponents in the old days. It took them six games to take down the Buffalo Sabres and successfully defend their title in 1975, but it was a Game 3 overtime loss that stands alone in its level of weird. During a stoppage in the first period at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, the Flyers and Sabres were joined by an unruly fan that was apparently unhappy with its upper level seating and decided to get a closer look at the action.

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  • Five things to know about the 2016 MLB postseason schedule

    Want to know the exact dates the Chicago Cubs will win the 2016 World Series? Don’t worry, Major League Baseball has you covered. The league released its 2016 postseason schedule Monday, giving fans ample amount of time to make plans for October. So,

    Big League Stew
  • 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
  • Champion Sleeper! Aly Raisman Teases Simone Biles for Napping on Plane Ride Home from Rio

    Simone Biles had a busy 2016 Summer Olympics, winning four gold medals and one bronze – and even leading Team U.S.A. as the flag-bearer at the very rainy closing ceremonies on Sunday. The 22-year-old women's gymnastics captain caught Biles snoozing on the plane Monday night, teasing her pal in a sweet Instagram post. Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off.

    People
  • Kobe Bryant says he’d rather be known for venture investing than basketball

    Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant told CNBC on Monday he'd rather be remembered for his role in jump-starting tech companies than his skills on the court. Bryant has been investing alongside entrepreneur and former Web.com CEO Jeff Stibel for a number of years, but the pair made their partnership a more formal affair on Monday by announcing they are launching a $100 million investment fund called Bryant Stibel. "Playing basketball, the focus is always on winning.

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  • Jordan Brand pays tribute to Carmelo Anthony (PHOTO)

    Carmelo Anthony closed out his international career on Sunday in grand fashion, with a third straight Olympic gold medal in a tournament in Rio in which he became the all-time leading scorer in Olympic history. Anthony said afterwards that he’s done

    NBC Sports
  • Ethiopia Says Olympic Runner Feyisa Lilesa Will Get Hero’s Welcome Despite Defiance

    The Olympic runner from Ethiopia who defiantly made an anti-government gesture at the finish line of the men’s marathon Sunday will receive a “heroic welcome” and not face prosecution, a government spokesman said Monday. Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above his head to draw attention to deadly protests in Oromia, his home region in Ethiopia, as he secured his second-place win at the end of the event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Associated Press reported. “If I go back to Ethiopia, the government will kill me,” Lilesa told Sports Illustrated.

    Time
  • Doug Baldwin: Sherman was mad because 'we keep destroying him in practice'

    Seattle Seahawks teammates Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman might have both gone to Stanford but that doesn't mean the wideout and defensive back don't get into it from time to time. One of those moments occurred Monday, when the two came to blows after Baldwin beat Sherman on a touchdown pass during practice. Sherman was so upset that he took multiple swings at Baldwin, who had a dark bruise on his head at practice Tuesday. Baldwin decided to throw some verbal jabs after the altercation, pointing out that Sherman lost his cool because he keeps getting beat on the field. More from FoxSports "Obviously, tempers flare," Baldwin said, via The News Tribune. "Sherm's really upset that we keep destroying

    Fox News
  • After falling in Olympic play, Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is A-OK

    Mirotic averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in eight Olympic games. Luckily for all involved, the 2016 Olympics passed without any major injuries in the Men’s Basketball realm. There will be a bit of fatigue – San Antonio Spurs fans were no doubt fretting over every bead of sweat Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and especially Pau Gasol dropped mid-August – but once again returning NBA players managed to escape the Olympic turn without a significant malady.

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  • Older, wiser Alexander Radulov sees Stanley Cup potential with Montreal Canadiens

    In a Monday meeting with local media, Montreal Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov did not hide from his past problems. Radulov, who signed a one-year $5.75 million contract with the Habs this summer, noted that he’s older and more mature and that his learning experiences from his younger days could help the Montreal Canadiens reach their Stanley Cup goal. The 30-year-old Radulov has left the league twice for the KHL after two separate tenures with the Nashville Predators.

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