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10 NFL Players Primed To Break Out In 2016

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Our Family, Yesterday’s Laughs And Today’s Pain

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What Happened to the American Sprinter?

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The ‘Good’ We Hope To See At The Rio Olympics

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An Ode To The 1996 New York Yankees

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The Warriors Should Sign Baron Davis

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The Return: Pick-up Basketball Edition

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An Ode To The 1996 New York Yankees

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Prince Fielder And The Career That Wasn’t

Prince Fielder will retire from baseball. OK, he’s not officially retiring, but for all intents and purposes, his career is over. At the age of 32, Fielder isn’t exactly old, and…..

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The True Loss Of The P.K. Subban Trade

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Summer Watching Guide: Euros 2016

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Muhammad Ali: A Hero From The Past

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A Song For Muhammad Ali

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WrestleMania 32: Previews & Predictions

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Six Reasons To Watch WWE SummerSlam

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Just A Kid From Akron: Growing Up With LeBron

Many of you think you know LeBron James, but unless you grew up in Akron and saw it up close and personal, you'll never understand The King's impact.

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The Warriors Should Sign Baron Davis

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Baseball

Prince Fielder And The Career That Wasn’t

Prince Fielder will retire from baseball. OK, he’s not officially retiring, but for all intents and purposes, his career is over. At the age of 32, Fielder isn’t exactly old, and.....

Alex Rodriguez Meets Mortality In The End

Alex Rodriguez had a triumphant return in 2015, but 2016 has not been as kind. As such, A-Rod has finally met mortality in his MLB end.

Deciphering The Wide Open National League Wild Card Race

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Boxing & MMA

The Stock Market of Boxing – Assessing the Value of Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter

Prior to his victory over Shawn Porter in Brooklyn, Keith Thurman compared boxing to the stock market. Yet, the stock of 'One Time' wasn't the only one that was raised Saturday night.

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Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe existed in two totally different universes. The universes they inhabited are appreciative of their time and energy.

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Football

College Football’s Next Great Playmaker Is Oklahoma State’s James Washington

Oklahoma State has continually put out some of the best wide receivers in college football. James Washington is about to be next.

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HBO’s ‘Ballers’: Season 2, Episode 5, ‘Most Guys’

In Episode 5 of “Ballers,” Ricky bumps into his ex-girlfriend, and it sparks up an interesting conversation about his impending free agency. Spencer is close to “rock bottom” (get it),.....