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A-Rod Walks Away – Finally

“I’m sure I’ll wake up full of emotion,” Rodriguez said Thursday night. “It should be fun. I’m looking forward to it, I really am.”  But will he play next year somewhere else? Doubtful. A-Rod’s last call: 22

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Olympics Finally Close Green Pool

The water turned green Tuesday, midway through the synchronized diving events. The pool was shut down when some divers arrived Friday morning, though it did finally open around noon. Color guard: Green pool reopens to Rio divers

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US Women’s Soccer Loses in Rio

Hope Solo, the controversial American goalkeeper, executed soccer’s version of icing the kicker at the end of Friday’s penalty shootout against Sweden. It did not work and USMNT lost. U.S. women’s soccer out of Rio Olympics after stunning

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Gabby Douglas in Gold Medal Drama

Gabby Douglas says she “meant no disrespect” and apologized if anyone was offended by a gesture she did not make as she and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team received their gold medals. Ease up, America. Gabby Douglas wasn’t

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Phelps vs. Lochte One Last Time

With both competing in the 200-meter individual medley final on Thursday night, Phelps and Lochte will face each other for one final time in the Olympics. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will face each other in the

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Cowboys Denied Decal to Honor Dallas PD

The Cowboys, led by tight end Jason Witten, tried and failed to honor the five police officers killed in a downtown Dallas shooting in July. The NFL has denied the request. Outraged by Cowboys helmet decal tribute denial? Direct fury at the

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BYU’s Possible Big 12 Trouble Around Honor Code

BYU’s stance on sexual orientation has long been an issue in athletics. The Princeton Review ranked BYU No. 6 on its list of the least LGBT-friendly schools, behind only Tennessee among FBS universities. BYU's Honor Code forbids 'homosexual behavior.'

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Tebow Tries to Be Like Mike, Play Baseball?

ESPN reports that Tebow is “actively pursuing a career in professional baseball” and plans to hold a workout for major league teams later this month.  Tim Tebow turns his attention to baseball Via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com Tim Tebow hasn’t reached the same

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US Men’s Basketball Beats Venezula

Shaking off a sluggish start and maybe some Brazilian boredom, the Americans regrouped in the second quarter and romped over Venezuela 113-69, taking another step toward a gold medal. U.S. men overcome slow start to beat Venezuela Via

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Olympic Bad Blood in Swim Events

Everybody hates each other in the pool this Olympics and it’s made for better prime time entertainment than we could ever ask for. The general theme for this year: call out the cheaters.  SWIMMING BEEF is becoming