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Ronda Rousey fought a man on ‘The View’. A stupid, stupid man.

Ronda Rousey fought a man! Sort of. That’s “The View’s” pre-show comedian. He’s rethinking his life choices right now. Rousey also talked about her 14-second win over Cat Zingaro earlier this month.  

Meet the 35-month-old girl who is an archery prodigy in India (updated)

Updated March 24 with Dolly’s latest feat It’s not your imagination. Athletes are making headlines at  younger and younger ages. Real Madrid signed a 9-year-old a few years back. A recruiting site has added sixth graders to its database. And we haven’t even mentioning the burgeoning basketball skills of 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. But a […]

Rio mayor confirms Olympic sailing event venues likely won’t be clean for Games

There’s something rotten off the coast of Rio and unfortunately for those participating in next year’s Olympic sailing events, they’ll likely have to compete in it. Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes confirmed to Brazil’s SporTV that Guanabara Bay, which has become a receptacle for some of the city of 12 million’s untreated sewage, will likely not […]

UFC President Dana White: Ronda Rousey would destroy Laila Ali

TMZ Sports caught up with UFC President Dana White the other day and asked him if there was any progress on the much-chatted-about prospective bout between bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and boxer Laila Ali (aka Muhammad Ali’s daughter). He seemed to be all for the fight happening, but didn’t think much of Ali’s chances. “She’s […]

Sepp Blatter says FIFA ‘is more influential than any country in the world and every religion’

His reelection all but ensured and coming off a World Cup that generated $4 billion in revenue, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has decided to take something of a victory lap, telling the Swiss newspaper Sonntags-Zeitung with all modesty that FIFA is a force for good and people love soccer and BOW DOWN BEFORE FIFA. Times […]

Jon Gruden breaks down Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale before WWE’s ‘Wrestlemania’

  For Jon Gruden, the NFL season really can’t get here quickly enough. During downtime at “Gruden’s QB Camp” (it is spring break), Mr. Spider 2 Y Banana branched out, turning his analytical talents to Sunday’s WWE “Wrestlemania” and the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale. ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” guy has it all figured […]

How Mo’ne Davis silenced the Bloomsburg baseball player who called her a slut

It didn’t take Mo’ne Davis long to decide how she was going to deal with a college baseball player who trolled her on Twitter by calling her a slut and was dismissed from his team as a result. The phenom, who became a national sensation at the age of 13 in last summer’s Little League […]

Ronda Rousey lobbies New York to legalize mixed martial arts

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was in Albany, N.Y., on Monday to lobby Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s legislators to legalize professional mixed martial arts fighting in the state. New York is the only remaining state to have an MMA ban, but with state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver out of the picture, the restriction […]

Gregg Marshall should stay at Wichita State and not take the Alabama job

Gary Parrish of reported Tuesday that Alabama is poised to make a big run at Wichita State Coach Gregg Marshall when the Shockers’ season is over. Parrish says the school has no other candidates on its wish list and will offer Marshall “in excess of $3 million per year.” Here’s more from Parrish: The […]

New Zealand tops South Africa by four wickets to reach first Cricket World Cup final

For the first time in seven tries, New Zealand advanced to Cricket World Cup final as Grant Elliott struck a six off the penultimate powering the team to a four-wicket victory over South Africa in a rainy match Tuesday at Auckland’s Eden Park. New Zealand will face either Australia or India, who play Thursday, in […]

Crazy NFL rumor of the day: Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could trade his franchise for the Titans

We have a new leader in the clubhouse for the battiest thing to come out of this week’s NFL owners’ meetings, replacing the Colts’ quixotic quest for a new three-point conversion involving both a play from scrimmage and a kick. According to Jason La Canfora of, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam really wants to […]

A young Michael Jordan wanted Adidas for his shoe deal. Adidas passed.

To this day, the Trail Blazers are haunted by their decision not to draft Michael Jordan with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1984 draft. The team instead went with the prevailing wisdom of the time, that the most important thing a team could have was a star center, and after the Rockets led […]

Jimmy Fallon made Villanova’s crying piccolo player extremely happy

You may not be familiar with the name Roxanne Chalifoux, but by now you’ve likely seen her face. That would be a face with tears on it, bravely playing the piccolo through the crushing sadness that followed Villanova’s upset NCAA tournament loss to N.C. State. Jimmy Fallon invited Chalifoux to his “Tonight Show” set Monday, and he […]

Johnny Manziel reportedly set to leave rehab in early April

On Sunday, we learned the Browns are the front-runners to be featured in this year’s edition of “Hard Knocks.” Monday brought a report that Johnny Manziel is set to be discharged from rehab in early April, giving him plenty of time to participate in the team’s offseason workouts and prepare for training camp. Just a coincidence? […]

Agent: It’s not in Adrian Peterson’s ‘best interest to play in Minnesota’

The standoff between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings intensified Monday with comments from the running back’s agent. Ben Dogra, speaking to the media in Phoenix, site of the NFL owners meetings, had this to say (via ESPN): “I don’t think it’s in Adrian’s best interest to play in Minnesota. Why would it be?” One reason why […]

Hawks bringing in 2 Chainz as CEO for a day

We already knew that 2 Chainz was going to play a big role at Philips Arena on Friday, when the Hawks host the Heat. But we didn’t know that he was going to occupy the team’s top job that day. According to a video released Monday by the team, the Atlanta-based rapper is set to temporarily […]

Now a Texans cheerleader wants to take on Ronda Rousey

It was one thing when Laila Ali got into a back-and-forth with Ronda Rousey. Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali and an undefeated boxer in her own right, never actually said the she wanted to fight Rousey, but at least a contest between the two seemed conceivable, if highly unlikely. Now we have cheerleaders coming […]

NFL to suspend TV blackouts for at least one season

NFL owners voted Monday to suspend the league’s television blackout policy for the 2015 season after there were zero blackouts in 2014 and only two in 2013. The owners will re-evaluate the policy, which dates back to 1973, after the blackout-free season. Under the policy, NFL games were blacked out on local television unless the […]

Saints say they’re not trading Drew Brees

The New Orleans Saints have had a busy offseason, trading tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins. Now rumors are swirling that the Saints could be ridding themselves of quarterback Drew Brees, too. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News threw that out there […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks zombie apocalypse, bourbon, beer during Twitter Q&A

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter over the weekend for an impromptu Q&A with his fans. He talked about everything. “@4rolltide: Where is your favorite place to hunt? @DaleJr” Missouri Ohio Kansas Oklahoma All been good to me. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) March 23, 2015 “@bgallegos70: @DaleJr is the fontana track as bumpy as it looks on […]

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