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Nate Silver: 80% chance Super Bowl will be won by 1 of these 5 teams

After 12 weeks of the NFL season, the New England Patriots are still the heavy favorite to win the Super Bowl. Using Nate Silver's "2015 NFL Predictions," a model that rates each team and then projects how the regular season and playoffs will play out, we can get a better sense of which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders. Show More Summary

Jordan Spieth hit a hole-in-one to start golf's most exclusive tournament

Jordan Spieth got off to a fast start at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament in the Bahamas on Thursday, acing the second hole and nearly slam dunking the 187-yard Par 3.  Hosted by Tiger Woods, the Hero World Challenge is an exclusive tournament featuring only 18 of the top-ranked golfers in the world. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods dispelled one of the most popular theories about his career

Tiger Woods recently sat down for a sort of tell-all interview with Time's Lorne Rubenstein. The interview covers a wide range of topics, from Tiger's current rehab, his future in golf, his success, and his personal life. One particularly...Show More Summary

Chart shows just how dominating Stephen Curry has been this season

On Wednesday night, Stephen Curry had another incredible game, scoring 40 points for the sixth time in 20 games, including 28 in the third quarter, his fifth 20-point quarter this season. Clearly Curry is having another MVP season, leading the league in scoring at 32.0 points per game for a 20-0 team. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods told a scary story about just how bad his back injury was

It may be a while before we see Tiger Woods on a golf course again. In September, Woods announced that he'd undergone yet another surgery on his back, and earlier this week, in the lead-up to t he Hero World Challenge (a tournament Woods hosts), he gave a dejected interview about the status of his health. Show More Summary

Ben Simmons — the freshman that's dominating college basketball — has one glaring weakness, and it might not even matter

LSU freshman Ben Simmons has dominated the first seven games of his college career, leaving the NBA drooling. While LSU is only 4-3, Simmons has been arguably college hoops' top player, or at least the most notable. At 6-foot-10, just...Show More Summary

Tiger Woods reveals that he has already accepted that he may never play again

We may have already seen the end of Tiger Woods' career on the golf course. Earlier this week, Tiger Woods spoke to the media and gave one of the most depressing interviews ever, when he said there was no timetable for returning to competition following his latest back surgery. Show More Summary

Virus levels at Brazil's 2016 Olympic venues are comparable to those in "raw sewage"

Athletes competing in the 2016 Olympics will be battling more than just each other. With only months to go, Rio's venues are still a hazard. A new report from the Associated Press reveals that the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic venues is a lot worse than previously believed — a whopping 1.7 million times a safe level. Show More Summary

Charlotte Hornets player has hilarious reaction when he sees he left Stephen Curry open

The Golden State Warriors continue rolling, now 20-0 after a 116-99 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Stephen Curry also kept rolling, playing in front of a friendly crowd in his home state of North Carolina, Curry dropped 40 points, including 28 in the third quarter. Show More Summary

BYU freshman facing suspension for throwing an ugly sucker-punch

BYU freshman guard Nick Emery was ejected after throwing an ugly sucker-punch at a Utah player on Wednesday night. Emery, who was playing just his fifth game after serving a 2-year Mormon mission, was moving into position for a rebound when he punched a Utah player in the face. Show More Summary

The 3 plays in sports everybody will be talking about today

Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Wednesday morning. Grayson Allen proves that scorers just know how to score. Allen entered the night averaging 24.5 point per game but only had 8 points in the first half against Indiana. Show More Summary

Philadelphia 76ers suspend star rookie Jahlil Okafor for 2 games after string of troubling behavior

The Philadelphia 76ers announced Wednesday night that they have suspended third-overall pick Jahlil Okafor for two games. The move comes after a video surfaced on Wednesday of Okafor fighting a fan in Boston last week. It was the second such incident Okafor got into while in Boston. Show More Summary

This is why the Golden State Warriors are so hard to beat

? The Golden State Warriors are seemingly unstoppable this season, making NBA history with a record winning streak to start the season. Here's why the defending champions are even more dangerous this season than ever before. Produced by Lamar Salter. Original reporting by Scott Davis. Follow BI Video: On Facebook   Join the conversation about this story »

ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose explains why the NBA may never see another player like Kobe Bryant

After Kobe Bryant announced his retirement over the weekend, the NBA has seen an outpouring of love for one of the all-time great players. The Kobe Farewell Tour is already off and running, beginning Tuesday night with an ovation in Philadelphia — a crowd that usually boos him. Show More Summary

College Football Playoff: 9 teams are still alive

The latest College Football Playoff ranking is out and the top four are unchanged, with Clemson and Alabama still holding on to the top spots, followed by Oklahoma and Iowa. Meanwhile, with conference championship games looming, five other teams still have a shot to make it into the playoff. Show More Summary

Take a tour of 'Billionaires' Beach' the exclusive Malibu neighborhood where Bill Simmons just bought a house

With his new deal at HBO and the freshly-launched "Bill Simmons Podcast Network," Bill Simmons has reportedly upgraded his living arrangements, purchasing a $7.5 million house along Malibu's exclusive Carbon Beach, also known as "Billionaires'...Show More Summary

LeBron James shared a fantastic memory about Kobe Bryant's insane competitiveness

With Kobe Bryant announcing on Sunday that he plans to retire after the season, many NBA players have spoken out praising both the talent and competitiveness that has come to define Bryant over the years. One such player was LeBron James, who spoke at length about Bryant, citing numerous stats and individual moments from Bryant's illustrious career. Show More Summary

A 2016 Rio Olympics waterway has levels of viruses akin to raw sewage — here's what it looks like

Just nine months before the 2016 Olympics, Rio's waterways are worse than previously believed. Months after an AP report that the water venues for the Rio Olympics are teeming with viruses and human waste, AP released another report that shows the pollution hasn't improved and is more widespread than before. Show More Summary

A disturbing video of Jahlil Okafor in a fight outside a Boston club is the latest ugly incident for the NBA rookie

A new video has emerged of an alleged incident involving Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor outside a Boston nightclub on November 25, and it doesn't look great. In the video, first released by TMZ Sports, Okafor can be seen yelling at another man on the street while someone holds him back. Show More Summary

Olympic athletes are going to extremes to protect themselves from the sewage-filled waters in Rio

The Associated Press just dropped a bombshell report that finds Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled waterways are even worse than previously believed. AP reports that just nine months before the 2016 Olympics, Rio's waterways have levels of viruses akin to raw sewage. Show More Summary

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