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Right tackles are becoming more important in the NFL, but they still fall short of left tackles

Right tackles still don't get as much acclaim, or money, as their counterparts on the left side. Imagine being an offensive coordinator and trying to figure out how to protect your quarterback from a defender like Von Miller. More often than not, Miller is going to attack the right side of the offensive line, taking advantage of the right tackle. Show More Summary

Ranking the top 117 NBA free agents of 2016

From Kevin Durant to Anderson Varejao, we rank every member of the lucky 2016 NBA free agent class. Back in February, we debuted our list of the top 100 NBA free agents of 2016. Much has happened since then. As such, there are a massive amount of changes in this edition. Show More Summary

Spain's golden generation ended against Italy

Recognizing the demise of one of the finest international sides ever to grace the game. They've got another couple of weeks to muck about with the trophy, but as of Monday evening it became official. When Euro 2016 ends, Spain, for the...Show More Summary

Tony Hawk can still pull off a 900 at 48 years old

Wow. Tony Hawk might be retired from professional skating, sure he’s 48-years old -- but this is proof that Hawk is still the GOAT. Monday marked the 17-year anniversary since Hawk landed the first 900 at the 1999 X-Games, and he wanted...Show More Summary

Full 2016 bowl projections, with LSU the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff

Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox! Hello. They're gonna do a College Football Playoff again this year, along with a bunch of other bowl games. Let's guess who'll...Show More Summary

US Olympic swimming trials 2016: Time, TV schedule and events for Tuesday

Several gold medalists will be in action at the Olympic swimming trials on Tuesday. Katie Ledecky will work toward trying to cement her spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics at the USA Swimming Olympic trials on Tuesday. Ledecky has enteredShow More Summary

Pat Summitt passes away at 64

Legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt passed away, her son Tyler said in a statement on Tuesday morning. Summitt was the winningest coach in the history of women’s college basketball. She was 64 years old. Tyler Summitt, Pat’s son issued...Show More Summary

2016 Wimbledon preview: Andy Murray needs to avoid slow start that plagued him at French Open

Murray will face Liam Broady in his first-round match and needs to avoid the grueling five-setters that he suffered through early in the French Open. Going into the 2016 French Open, Andy Murray was considered the top competition to Novak Djokovic, the No. Show More Summary

Wimbledon 2016: Time, TV schedule and live streaming for Tuesday's matches

Serena Williams and Andy Murray will be in action for Wimbledon on Tuesday. With the first day of Wimbledon in the books and both Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza safely through to the second round, it's time for the men's second and women's first seeds to be in action. Show More Summary

This bird almost got exploded by a baseball

Some days, you're soaring high above the trees, but some days you decide to come down and check out a baseball game. That's not always a wise decision. This bird has a pretty crazy story to tell thanks to an @UncleCharlie50 offspeed pitch. Show More Summary

Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona final score, College World Series 2016: J.C. Cloney throws complete game in Wildcats win

Cloney put together the best performance of his career against one of the most dangerous offenses in college baseball, moving his team to within one win of a national championship. The day after Jay Johnson's was introduced as Arizona's...Show More Summary

Olympic swimming trials 2016 results: Katie Ledecky almost breaks her own world record while qualifying

Ledecky clocked a near-record time of 3:58.98 in the 400-meter freestyle at the Olympic trials, punching her ticket to Rio. Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Katie Ledecky nearly broke her own record in the 400-meter freestyle event at the USA Swimming Olympic trials on Monday. Show More Summary

Iceland announcer told England to 'go wherever the hell you want' after loss

Hard to blame the guy, but this commentator went offfffff in celebration of Iceland's victory over England. Can't beat fans enjoying big upsets.

Everything about Iceland's celebration was extremely lit

Plenty of people didn't expect Iceland to make it this far, but they've earned it just on celebrations alone. Fabulous way to celebrate! #Iceland — Kelly McDonald (@kmcdonald23) June 27, 2016 Back home the fans...Show More Summary

Kids meet Kevin Durant, chaos ensues

Everyone loves, KD! On Monday morning the 2016 USA Basketball team was announced and the team promptly made a tour through NYC with photoshoots and meet and greets with students across the city. One particular group of students at Rucker...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart’s championship hopes no longer bleak thanks to Sonoma win

Previously a longshot to make NASCAR’s playoffs, Tony Stewart is now a near-lock to qualify. If Tony Stewart's return from serious injury to score a surprising win Sunday at Sonoma Raceway to vault himself on the cusp of earning a once...Show More Summary

Iceland deserves to be treated like a European contender, not a tiny underdog

A country of 330,000 people shouldn't have a soccer team this good, but Iceland proved their worth well before they defeated England. Per usual, every pundit believed that England was a better team than Iceland, and potentially a favorite. Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' Scorecard: Episode 6.10, 'The Winds of Winter'

An explosive season finale killed several key characters and set the tables for an invasion of dragons. The Scorecard counts the bodies and delivers more Crying Jordans than Westeros can handle. This 'Game of Thrones' discussion is written by someone who has read George R.R. Show More Summary

Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov and Pat Quinn make Hockey Hall of Fame

Yes, No. 88 finally made it. Three new players will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this upcoming year. On Monday, the NHL and an 18-member selection committee announced Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon and Sergei Makarov will make...Show More Summary

FSU players got unofficial 'state champs' rings. That's fine and good.

Uh, yeah, this happens every year all over the country. Hi, some college football players got some rings. Florida State players, in this case. People are unhappy about it, because there isn't an official state governing body to award...Show More Summary

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