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NFL quarterback battles are a farce

The outcome of most training camp quarterback competitions are predetermined. If they’re not, that team is in real trouble. In May, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson told the press that it was "too soon" to settle on a starting quarterback. Show More Summary

College Football Playoff will avoid scheduling semifinals on New Year's Eve after all

Football fans won’t have to choose between watching the Playoff and New Year’s parties next year. The College Football Playoff won’t have to compete with New Year’s Eve parties for viewers after this season — that is, at least until 2021. Show More Summary

Japanese gaming god dominates this drumming game without looking at the screen

Behold, one of the greatest Taiko: Drum Master players to ever walk the earth: ???????????????????????? — ?? ?? (@kinokoboy2013) July 21, 2016 Let’s analyze what happened in the video: 1. He’s not looking at the screen. Show More Summary

The Solid Verbal: 2016 season preview countdown (teams 40-33)

It's time to deep dive! Subscribe to The Solid Verbal: iTunes | RSS Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud In part one of our five part countdown previewing the 2016 college football season, we ask the following questions: •...Show More Summary

Juan Román Riquelme says Argentina should just let Lionel Messi pick the coach and the squad

Player-GM Lionel Messi sure would be interesting. Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here. Argentina still doesn't have a manager, and we still don't know whether or not Lionel Messi will ever play for them again. Show More Summary

PGA Championship 2016: Live updates, scores, leaderboard, highlights and more from Baltusrol

A quick primer for this year's PGA Championship and updated results as the weekend progresses. The PGA Championship is often the overlooked major in the men's lineup and this year it caught an especially rough draw thanks to the Olympics. Show More Summary

PGA Championship leaderboard: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson have rough start at Baltusrol

There was so much hype around Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson as favorites this week. It's not going well at the start on Thursday. Rory McIlroy must believe it’s Saturday, because since carding a third-round 77 at the Masters in April, the four-time major winner has put up stinkers in his third rounds at various PGA Tour courses. Show More Summary

This trademarked Emmanuel Mudiay logo looks like an Enron swastika

Nooooope. Emmanuel Mudiay has been an Under Armour client for a couple years, and they recently filed a trademark on a new logo for the young Denver point guard. It had problems. Under Armour has filed to trademark what looks to be a logo for endorser Emmanuel Mudiay — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 28, 2016 Um... Show More Summary

NBA players vote unanimously to fund health insurance coverage for retired players

Current NBA players have made the laudable decision to take care of those who came before them. In an unprecedented move, the NBA Players Association will be offering retired players with at least three years of experience health insurance through a program funded by the league's current players. Show More Summary

Nigeria’s 1st Olympic rower is putting med school on hold and self-financing her Rio trip

Chierika Ukogu arrives to Rio from an unconventional path. Many athletes head to the Olympics thinking all about gold. For Chierika Ukogu, a 23-year-old Nigerian rower, simply getting to Rio is an incredible feat. She'll soon be theShow More Summary

Full SEC championship odds 2016: Alabama betting favorite over LSU and Tennessee

The Alabama Crimson Tide will look to continue their dominance over the SEC with another title. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won the SEC championship three times in the last four seasons, including each of the last two years. The Crimson...Show More Summary

A year at Arizona could turn Finnish 7-footer Lauri Markkanen into an NBA lottery pick

The Finnish forward flashed lottery-worthy skills at the FIBA U20 Europe tournament. Who is Lauri Markkanen? Most NBA and college basketball fans haven't heard of him yet, but the incoming Arizona freshman is worth becoming familiar with. Show More Summary

2016 BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: I have Ohio State 3rd, and I regret it already

The big three have their worries, but Bill C trusts the other two to get theirs figured out a bit more quickly. Both divisions should be fun! At the end of each conference run-through, I take a look at how I perceive the conference's balance of power heading into the season. Show More Summary

Brandon Marshall challenges Antonio Brown to outplay him or give him his Rolls Royce

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Tetris haircut wearer Antonio Brown can be seen frequently driving in a Rolls Royce, every day on his DJ Khaled-esque Snapchat (ab84official). Apparently, Jets WR Brandon Marshall’s been keeping up with Brown and his whips. Show More Summary

PGA Championship 2016: Leaderboard updates, results and more from Thursday's round

The final major of the season is already here and 97 of the top 100 players in the world will tee it up at Baltusrol. There are just four more rounds of major championship golf this season, the sadness of which is mitigated in a Ryder Cup year. Show More Summary

Ryan Fitzpatrick is back. Let the Jets’ soul searching begin.

The Jets' quarterback question has been answered. Now, they have to figure out what caused last year's collapse with the playoffs on the line. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. --€” He missed offseason meetings and reps, but since Ryan FitzpatrickShow More Summary

One of LSU's best players is giving free haircuts to first responders at his barbershop

Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox! A few months ago, you might've heard about one of Lewis Neal's secondary ventures. The defensive end who led LSU in sacksShow More Summary

Cubs might not be done adding, talking Josh Reddick trade

Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the latest Cub’ trade rumor, the Jonathan Lucroy market, and the time a hilarious thing happened to Jose Canseco. Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. Show More Summary

Do the Saints want to keep Drew Brees or not?

Brees is in the last year of his contract with the Saints, and the two sides aren't even talking about a new deal. Contract talks between Drew Brees and the Saints aren't going anywhere. Saints VP and GM Mickey Loomis said Wednesday that Brees and the team "have not made any progress" on a contract extension. Show More Summary

The Clippers are ready to move out

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES: This is important. The National Basketball Players Association announced on Wednesday that they will fund retired players' health insurance beginning on Jan. Show More Summary

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