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Nuggets reportedly count down season during huddle: ’3, 2, 1 … six weeks!’

April 15 is not a day many of us think of with happiness, given its association with the IRS. But the Nuggets are so eager to get to that date — which represents the last game of the regular season — they have begun counting down to it. According to the Denver Post, in a […]

What’s next for Ronda Rousey? A movie role, then another fight.

Win or lose, Ronda Rousey knew going into her UFC 184 bantamweight title fight with Cat Zingano what her next step would be. The next stop for Rousey, who defended her title in all of 14 seconds, is a film set and not the octagon. After that wraps, she will decide who and when she […]

High school students dress in monkey and banana costumes during basketball game

Arizona State students have gained a fair amount of notoriety for their “Curtain of Distraction,” which they employ during basketball games to fluster opposing free throw shooters. Some high school students in New Jersey have adopted the practice, but in a recent game, what popped out from behind their curtain has prompted accusations of racial insensitivity. […]

Jeff Gordon steamed after hitting unprotected wall in NASCAR Sprint Cup race

After a storybook beginning, Jeff Gordon’s final full Sprint Cup season has taken an unpleasant turn. He is 2-for-2 so far — in crashes leading to poor finishes, this after winning the pole for the Daytona 500. Gordon led a race-high 87 laps at Daytona before falling out of contention, then he got spun out on the […]

Ravens’ Victor Hampton arrested for DWI after going 100 mph

In January, Victor Hampton was signed by the Ravens to a reserve/futures contract. After his arrest Saturday, which resulted in Hampton being charged with driving while impaired, he probably doesn’t have much of a future in Baltimore. Police pulled over the cornerback’s Camaro convertible after it was clocked at 100 mph in a 55-mph zone on Interstate […]

Manny Pacquiao trolls Floyd Mayweather with T-shirt

For the longest time, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather traded shots via social media. Finally, on May 2, the pair of superstar boxers will let their fists do the talking. Of course, May 2 is still a ways off, so on Sunday, Pacquiao took it upon himself to make a fashion statement: Pacquiao's shirt says it […]

LeBron James gets kicked in groin by James Harden, then kicks himself for missed free throws

LeBron James had a painful outing Sunday against the Rockets. First there was the physical pain of getting kicked in the groin by Houston’s James Harden, then the Cavs’ superstar had only himself to kick for missing a pair of free throws that could have averted a 105-103 overtime loss. Late in the third quarter, […]

Ronda Rousey says that she’d like to give Cat Zingano a rematch

Ronda Rousey defeated Cat Zingano in a record amount of time Saturday night in UFC 184, but that doesn’t mean that the MMA superstar is ready to move on to the challenges. In fact, Rousey said after the fight that she would be happy to give Zingano a rematch. Rousey (11-0) was able to put Zingano (9-1) […]

Vince Vaughn took the polar plunge in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey

So, here are some pictures of Vince Vaughn taking the Polar Plunge in Chicago while wearing a Blackhawks jersey. You know, normal Sunday stuff. Vaughn is a well-known Chicago fan, so it’s great that he repped his team at the event, which raised more than $1 million for the Special Olympics, according to the Chicago […]

Dustin Penner apologizes for Twitter jokes about rape that cost him a TV job

Dustin Penner has apologized for joking about rape on Twitter, a decision that meant he will will not be participating in TSN’s coverage of Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The network confirmed to Yahoo that Penner, a 32-year-old free agent who most recently played for the Washington Capitals, would not be working with “Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards […]

Marshawn Lynch on Super Bowl call: ‘I was expecting the ball’

Marshawn Lynch has opened up about the Seattle Seahawks’ final offensive play call of Super Bowl XLIX, the goal-line play that was second-guessed in every corner of the galaxy. This being Lynch, who is a reluctant interviewee, he spoke of the decision to pass rather than give him the ball with the New England Patriots […]

Minnie Minoso, White Sox and baseball icon, dies; President Obama joins in tributes

Minnie Minoso, who helped integrate baseball and was the first black Latino player in the majors, was being remembered Sunday for his enthusiasm and his class Sunday after his death was announced by his longtime team, the Chicago White Sox. “We have lost our dear friend and a great man,” White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf […]

James Harden wears a pilgrim hat to Rockets’ game against Cavs

“Hmmm…perhaps I shall shop for a new chapeau,” James Harden might have been thinking. Or not. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images) James Harden isn’t fooling around. When he arrived for the Houston Rockets’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, he merely made the biggest fashion splash this side of that “is the dress white […]

Dez Bryant to get Cowboys’ franchise tag; DeMarco Murray to hit free-agent market

The Dallas Cowboys will place their franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant on Monday, a decision that won’t thrill the wide receiver and makes the return of running back DeMarco Murray an uncertainty. “Well, I think Dez is a special player,” Stephen Jones, the team’s chief operating officer and the son of Jerry, said […]

Ray Rice: ‘I almost felt like at one point that it wasn’t worth living’

Where does Ray Rice go from here? Not even he knows and he’s trying to make peace with that uncertainty. The former NFL running back, cut by the Baltimore Ravens after a video of his knocking out his then-fiancee in a casino elevator ruined his career and reputation, has been a free agent since before […]

Twins’ Paul Molitor pulls plug on cellphone use before, during games

Put down your cellphone and read this. (Unless you’re reading it on your cellphone. In that case, carry on.) Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, in his first season as manager of the Minnesota Twins, wants the eyes and minds of his players focused squarely on the game and that’s why he told players Friday that […]

Watch Ronda Rousey’s ridiculously fast victory over Cat Zingano in UFC 184

On Friday, Ronda Rousey tweeted that she had “never been more ready in her life” for her UFC 184 championship fight against Cat Zingano and, on Saturday night, the world learned just what that meant. Zingano came out charging and Rousey floored her with an armbar, winning the bantamweight fight in 14 seconds in the […]

Cricket World Cup 2015: Pakistan stays alive with win over Zimbabwe

Pakistan, the 1992 Cricket World Cup winner, won for the first time in the 2015 tournament, staving off Zimbabwe in Brisbane, Australia. Pakistan rallied for the win behind, as the BBC put it, “skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s stubborn 73 and a fiery half-century from pace bowler Wahab Riaz” that helped Pakistan “recover from 4-2 to reach 235-7.” […]

Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka defeats England

England’s difficult time at the Cricket World Cup continued with a nine-wicket loss to Sri Lanka on Saturday night in a Group A match in Wellington, New Zealand. England has won one of its first four matches and, while it may still progress to the quarterfinals, a win in the quarterfinals will require major changes. […]

UFC 184 results: Tony Ferguson defeats Gleison Tibau, Alan Jouban beats Richard Walsh

UFC 184, airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, for the first time ever, is set to be all about the females, with co-main events featuring bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey vs. undefeated challenger Cat Zingano and UFC newcomer Holly Holm taking on Raquel Pennington. But before the women prove testosterone doesn’t always […]

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