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UPDATE: Stephen A. Smith Suspended One Week from ESPN; Lands New Show on SiriusXM

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. 407 more words

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Olympic Sprinter Torrin Lawrence Dies in Car Crash

Team USA track star Torrin Lawrence, one of the best sprinters in the country, died Monday morning after his car was struck by a tractor trailer, reports TMZ. 122 more words

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Tyson to Present Holyfield at Nevada Hall of Fame Induction

Talk about strange bedfellows.

Once upon a time Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were mortal enemies because Tyson bit a chunk of Holyfield’s ear off in fight in ‘Vegas back in 1997. 153 more words

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Dream Coach Michael Cooper Has Tongue Cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.

He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday. 191 more words

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Lisa Leslie Headlines 2015 Women's Hall Of Fame Class

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women’s basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.

She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011. 361 more words

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ESPY'S Handed Out In L.A., Richard Sherman, Kevin Durant Among Winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year’s best performances Wednesday night. 828 more words

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Germany and the G.O.A.T.Z.E Top Argentina to Win the World Cup

The greatest tournament in the world came to a stunning conclusion on Sunday.  Germany, aided by a 113th minute Mario Gotze goal, defeated Argentina 1-0 in front of 74,738 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio.   232 more words

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