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David Beckham predicts magical ending for Champions League, chooses team that’s not in it to win

David Beckham used to be a regular in the Champions League. He even won the yearly European tournament once in 1999. But flash forward to the present day and it seems the retired 40-year-old player isn’t paying much attention to this year’s competition. According to the Telegraph, while promoting for Adidas in Dubai on Tuesday, Beckham told […]

Tony Stewart will retire from NASCAR Sprint Cup after 2016, but he’s not leaving racing altogether

As expected, Tony Stewart announced on Wednesday that he will retire from NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series circuit after the 2016 season. “Next year will be my last year in the Sprint Cup Series. It was a choice that was 100 percent mine,” Stewart at a press conference in North Carolina (via “I think deep down, you […]

Appeals court ruling is both win and loss for NCAA in O’Bannon case

A three-judge federal appeals panel on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the NCAA must adhere to federal antitrust laws but also ruled that NCAA schools do not have to pay student-athletes anything above the cost of attendance. In August, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken ruled — in a matter most commonly known […]

Why Georgia’s QB will miss his girlfriend being crowned Miss Georgia on Saturday

Talk about conflicting emotions. “Hey, Coach, I’m gonna miss your halftime speech to go watch my girlfriend get crowned Miss Georgia, mkay?” Um, not so mkay. Greyson Lambert, quarterback of the Georgia Bulldogs knows full well he’ll be looking at Coach Mark Richt’s Xs and Os rather than seeing his girlfriend, Adeline Kenerly, officially crowned […]

Orlando bar offers free beer until Central Florida finally wins a game

Orlando’s hottest bar is the Basement. This bar has everything: Hobos. Tuvan throat singing. Kid. Play. George O’Weary. George O’Weary? You know, that George O’Leary impersonator with narcolepsy? Oh, and free beer during Central Florida games until the Knights finally win one: Just two seasons after a Fiesta Bowl victory over Oregon and one season […]

Meet a 7-foot, 440-pound high school football player

Meet John Krahn. He’s 7 feet tall and 440 pounds. He plays football for Martin Luther King High in California. He might just be the biggest football player anywhere. He’s certainly bigger than any NFL player right now. Krahn’s size is something of a double-edged sword. For one, he’s hard to miss on the football […]

Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson are at it again over Brandon Weeden vs. Troy Aikman

Jerry Jones went a little overboard last week praising Brandon Weeden, the man who will quarterback Jerruh’s Dallas Cowboys in the absence of Tony Romo and darned if perhaps his biggest nemesis didn’t notice. Fox Sports’ Jimmy Johnson, who won two Super Bowls for Jones, heard Jones say that Weeden is “a thing of beauty […]

Serena Williams may take rest of year off after U.S. Open loss

The big tennis tournaments are over. She just turned 34 and there are clothes to be designed, HSN shows to shoot and those Drake restaurants aren’t going to open themselves, are they? And, besides, just what does Serena Williams have left to prove after her quest for a calendar year Grand Slam ended in a stunning U.S. […]

It’ll be a wet weekend for much of the Northeast — no matter what Joaquin does — with MLB, NFL games impacted

Our pals over at the Capital Weather Gang have the lowdown on the possible wet weather in the eastern United States this weekend. Actually, right now it’s more of an educated guess, because Hurricane Joaquin could throw a curveball into this weekend’s games. As of now, no one really knows what’s going to happen with […]

Man convicted of second-degree murder in death of Adrian Peterson’s son

A South Dakota man was convicted Tuesday in the death of Adrian Peterson’s son. Joseph Patterson, 29, was found guilty of second-degree murder following the 2013 death of two-year-old Tyrese Robert Ruffin. Patterson was the boyfriend of Ruffin’s mother at the time. Peterson only found out that he was the father of the child shortly before […]

Missouri suspends quarterback Maty Mauk for South Carolina game

Missouri will try to bounce back quickly from a disappointing loss when it takes on South Carolina on Saturday. But the Tigers will have to find a way to win without their starting quarterback, Maty Mauk, who was suspended for the game. Offensive lineman Malik Cuellar will also serve a suspension, and both players will […]

Gilbert Arenas clowns Kobe Bryant with a selfish video-game controller

Just call him Agent Zero Chill. Gilbert Arenas continues to show that: a) he loves to clown around, and b) sometimes he takes that clowning around too far. At least, Kobe Bryant might think Arenas went a bit too far in an Instagram post Tuesday. Arenas took several shots, one presumes playfully, at the Lakers icon via […]

A’s make Justine Siegal first female coach hired by MLB team

Another breakthrough for women in coaching ranks arrived Tuesday, as the Oakland Athletics hired Justine Siegal to be a guest instructor with their Instructional League team. Siegal becomes the first woman employed as a coach by an MLB team. “We’re thrilled that Justine will be joining us for Instructional League,” A’s assistant general manager David Forst […]

Derrick Rose takes elbow in the face, needs surgery for orbital fracture

I’m not going to say that Derrick Rose can’t catch a break. After all, the Bulls guard was blessed with athletic ability that will earn him well more than $100 million in salary, plus plenty more in endorsements. But holy moly, does he seem to have bad luck with injuries. The latest arrived Tuesday, in the […]

Stephon Marbury is bringing back his ‘Starbury’ line of sneakers

Stephon Marbury hasn’t played in the NBA since 2009, but over the past few years, he’s managed to stay somewhat in the public eye here in the U.S. by building a legendary basketball career in China. We’ve heard about him leading the Beijing Ducks to multiple championships, seeing a statue built of him in that city and […]

Tom Brady could miss Super Bowl after court grants expedited appeal hearing

Patriots fans can rest easy for the rest of the regular season after a federal appeals court granted the NFL and NFL Players Association an expedited appeal hearing in the seemingly never-ending DeflateGate case. There’s just one catch: If the appeals court sides with the NFL, the first game Brady’s delayed suspension could go into […]

Barcelona wins without Lionel Messi, but it sure wasn’t easy

Barcelona players did not look like themselves during the first 80 minutes of their Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuedsay. Without star Lionel Messi, who will be out until for the next two months with a knee injury, the team spent the majority of the game missing passes and giving the ball away […]

Tom Brady isn’t endorsing Donald Trump, after all

Well, this might put a kink in the bromance. Less than two weeks after Tom Brady welcomed the idea of good friend Donald Trump moving into the White House (some might call this an endorsement), the New England Patriots quarterback is taking it back. “It’s just a different world than when I started in professional football,” […]

Soccer referee in Brazil waves gun around to stop on-pitch fight

A Brazilian soccer referee came up with a rather extreme solution this weekend to regain control of the pitch after a melee broke out between him and several players during an amateur game — he whipped out a handgun. Video of the incident shows referee Gabriel Murta angrily waving a pistol after a game between Brumadinho […]

Cleveland area high school football coaches to fans: Stop doing the LeBron chalk thing

According to Joe Noga of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, this is a common sight at Cleveland area high school football games: Sure, I get it: These kids are happy that LeBron James is back where he belongs in Cleveland and thus are emulating his signature move. Here’s who doesn’t like it: Everyone else involved […]

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