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More than 70,000 pounds of leftover food from the U.S. Open went to help the needy

For many of us, the aftermath of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay meant speculating about Jordan Spieth completing a Grand Slam, expressing sympathy for Dustin Johnson’s 72nd-hole collapse and/or debating whether competitors had reason to complain about the greens. Show More Summary

Abby Wambach apologizes after suggesting Women’s World Cup referee acted unfairly

Abby Wambach has apologized for calling out the referee who officiated Monday night’s 2-0 victory over Colombia. Wambach had questioned French referee Stephanie Frappert’s reasoning for giving out yellow cards to American midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday, who had already accumulated a yellow card apiece in previous matches. Two yellows meant the two starters […]

Neymar sends virtual hugs to ‘idol’ Lionel Messi for his 28th birthday

Best friends Neymar and Lionel Messi may not have spent the day together on Wednesday — heck, they’re not even in the same country anymore now that Neymar got himself suspended from the Copa America tournament — but that didn’t stop the 23-year-old Brazilian from wishing his Argentine mentor a very happy birthday on Instagram […]

David Hill, founding executive of Fox Sports, is leaving Fox

This week’s announcement that David Hill is leaving 21st Century Fox for his own production company is a big deal. In an industry where many strain their shoulders patting themselves on the back for alleged innovations, Hill earned the right to crow. Under Hill’s leadership, Fox Sports changed how Americans watched sports, adding technical innovations […]

Former Duke star Justise Winslow has some simple hair advice for you

If you thought Justise Winslow’s perfectly undone bed head was effortless to achieve, then it seems you haven’t been reading enough content on AskMen.com. The male-focused Web site met with the former Duke star as the NBA Draft approaches  to learn all it could about how he achieves his ‘do. Don’t worry, though. The advice isn’t […]

How Terry Francona ate 17 ice pops in one sitting and lived to tell the tale

Terry Francona may be good at managing baseball teams, but he’s awfully misinformed when it comes to nutrition. In an interview with The Akron Beacon Journal on Wednesday the Cleveland Indians manager admitted to eating 17 ice pops in one sitting the other night because “they’re healthy.” “So if one’s good, 17’s gotta be real good,” he […]

Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson made a ridiculous diving catch just before perfect game bid ends

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Josh Donaldson deserves a medal. He did all he could to keep pitcher Marco Estrada’s perfect game going against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, including pulling out his lucha libre moves to take a flying dive into the crowd to catch a foul ball. The fans around him at Tropicana […]

Kevin Love reportedly will opt out of his Cavaliers contract

On the heels of news about Monta Ellis opting out of his Mavs deal Wednesday comes news about a bigger name: ESPN sources say Cavs forward Kevin Love has opted out of the final year of his contract and will be a free agent July 1 — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 24, 2015 This was […]

Jim Haslett joining Penn State in consulting role

Jim Haslett, who left his job as the Washington Redskins’ defensive coordinator as soon as the dismal season 2014 ended, has been hired as a consultant at Penn State. An NFL veteran coach, Haslett and the Redskins reached a “mutual agreement” on Dec. 31 to part ways after five seasons. “We are very excited to […]

Harlem Globetrotters draft Mo’ne Davis, Alex Morgan and Dude Perfect

Mo’ne Davis may have celebrated her 14th birthday on Wednesday, but on Tuesday she received a pretty unique gift courtesy of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters — she was drafted onto the team. “When we conduct our draft, we look for outstanding athletes from different sports all over the world that exemplify the Globetrotters’ efforts to […]

No one can agree about how Tom Brady’s appeal hearing went

On the one hand, we have this from ESPN’s Adam Schefter about Tom Brady’s Deflategate appeal hearing on Tuesday. Was told by person in today's appeal that Tom Brady's greatest ally was…Tom Brady. Offered explanations in all areas. Now up to Goodell. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 24, 2015 And then on Wednesday, we get […]

Brittney Griner looks forward to hardcourt return after a messy offseason

Saturday can’t come fast enough for Brittney Griner. That’s when the WNBA all-star will make her season debut after sitting out the first seven games of the season on a suspension following a domestic violence arrest in April. The 6-foot-8 Phoenix Mercury center told the Associated Press that running up and down the court will […]

Woman loses sight in one eye after catching flesh-eating disease in mud run

Mud runs offer a lot to joggers. They’re a chance to get exercise while letting loose splashing around in swampy pools of muck. But one participant in a race in Dallas got way more than she signed up for. She caught a flesh-eating bacteria, which caused her to lose sight in one eye. “My eye started hurting, […]

Monta Ellis will opt out of contract with Mavericks

Shooting guard Monta Ellis will not be back with the Dallas Mavericks after opting out of his contract, agent Jeff Fried told ESPN.com’s Tim McMahon and Chris Broussard, who add that the Mavericks will not attempt to re-sign him. Ellis averaged a team-high 18.9 points per game last season, becoming the first player other than […]

Barcelona celebrates Lionel Messi’s 28th birthday with an awkward Vine

Lionel Messi has done a lot in his 28 years. He’s earned four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four Champions League cups, three Copa del Rey trophies, seven La Liga titles and has racked up 412 goals in 482 games with Barcelona. So what did his team do in return to celebrate Messi’s birthday on Wednesday? […]

Atlanta Hawks’ new uniforms are really bright and kind of unpopular

The Atlanta Hawks have a new owner and, as the Los Angeles Clippers’ Steve Ballmer showed, with a new owner comes a fashion reboot. The Hawks unveiled their redesigned duds Wednesday and, judging by the results of an AJC poll, “duds” is the operative word. Fifty-six 56 percent of voters in an AJC online […]

Three-on-three basketball should be an Olympic sport

Forget baseball, softball, surfing, rock-climbing, tug-of-war or any of the other sports that have been suggested for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Forget even korfball, which should be included because of its name alone. Three-on-three basketball should be the next Olympic sport. Tell me you wouldn’t watch a gold medal game between the United States […]

Three WWE stars surprise a 92-year-old superfan with a fun video message

Your grandmother might not be all that interested in the WWE, but 92-year-old Alice Boraby sure is. Her grandchildren planned to take her to Tuesday night’s taping of “Smackdown” in Toledo, Ohio, but unfortunately, Boraby was in no condition to go because of health problems. No matter, though. A trio of her favorite characters decided to […]

Young fan talks trash to Miguel Cabrera, gets a bunch of cool stuff

It’s usually not a good idea for fans to talk trash to a Major League Baseball player. That is, unless you’re a kid. Then, you just might leave the stadium with some cool swag. In the bottom of the fifth inning of Tuesday’s Detroit-Cleveland game, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis fouled off a David Price […]

Cowboys’ Dez Bryant shoots NBC promo for game he says he’ll skip

Wide receiver Dez Bryant has threatened to to skip the season opener if the Dallas Cowboys don’t give him a big, long-term contract extension, but he sent a mixed message Tuesday when he participated in a film and photo session for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” The Cowboys play the New York Giants in the first […]

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