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ESPN: Stephen A. Smith Off 'First Take' And ESPN Radio For A Week

(361) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Stephen A. Smith is going to sit out a few plays.

ESPN announced on Tuesday that Smith will not appear on "First Take" or ESPN Radio for a week. The announcement came just one day after Smith publicly apologized for his infamous domestic...

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NFL VP Claims Domestic Violence Punishment Sent Right Message, But Struggles To Explain How

(28) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:31 PM

Like many, Adolpho Birch believes the National Football League sent a message about its view of domestic violence with its punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Unlike many, Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of labor policy, believes that message was the...

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Stephen A. Smith: Domestic Violence Rant Was 'Most Egregious Error Of My Career'

(823) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Stephen A. Smith owned up to making the "most egregious error" of his career during a recent rant about domestic violence. The admission and accompany apology came during a taped segment aired at the start of ESPN2's "First Take" debate program on Monday. The talk show...

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Stephen A. Smith Blames Those Accusing Him Of Victim-Blaming With Misconstruing What He Said

(85) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 5:29 PM

While many were expressing outrage at his comments about domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith let his followers on Twitter know that he was also ANNOYED.

A panelist on ESPN's polarizing "First Take" program, Smith came under fire on Friday for claiming that victims...

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ESPN's Michelle Beadle Speaks Out Against Victim-Blaming, Calls Out Stephen A. Smith

(542) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 3:13 PM

Michelle Beadle works at ESPN, but she didn't let that stop her from denouncing inflammatory on-air remarks about domestic violence made by a colleague on the sports media behemoth's "First Take" debate program. Like many, the host of "SportsNation" was outraged by the comments...

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Michael Sam Is 'Absolutely Not' A Distraction For Rams But Tony Dungy Is Becoming One

(28) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 2:31 PM

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy vaguely claimed that "things will happen" when explaining why he would not have drafted openly gay football player Michael Sam. What he didn't say at the time was that one of those things would, apparently, be Tony Dungy.

The former head coach...

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Chase Headley, Introduces Himself To Yankees Fans With Walk-Off Hit (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:37 AM

Chase Headley, welcome to the Bronx. New York, meet the newest member of the Yankees.

In his first game in pinstripes following a trade, Headley endeared himself to fans at Yankee Stadium with a walk-off single in the 14th inning against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Just...

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Clint Dempsey: U.S. Soccer Fans Made The World Cup In Brazil Feel Like It Was All Home Games

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:55 AM

Even before they kicked off their first game in the 2014 World Cup, Clint Dempsey and his teammates could tell something special was happening in Brazil. Even before he scored the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history, Dempsey knew that this was not going to be quite like his trips...

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LeBron James Wants Your Help With His Next Decision: 6 Or 23?

(23) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 12:27 PM

LeBron James faces another decision. This time he seems to want help from his fans before making a choice.

After deciding to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four seasons with the Miami Heat, James is weighing a return to the uniform number he wore during the...

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Tiger Woods Makes Cut With Clutch Birdie Putt On 18th Hole At Open Championship (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 5:59 PM

In order to accomplish his stated goal of playing himself back into competitive shape after returning from back surgery, Tiger Woods needs to ensure that he actually plays. The 14-time major winner came perilously close to missing out on the final two rounds of the 2014 Open Championship...

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Tim Howard Is Ready For His Most Difficult Save: The Knicks

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Tim Howard showed during the World Cup that he can save just about anything. The goalkeeper for the U.S. men's national soccer team recorded a historic 15 saves during an extra-time loss to Belgium in the Round of 16, sparking an amazing memes and briefly earning...

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27 Ways Fans Can Recharge On The Slowest Sports Days Of The Year

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:48 PM

The time for watching is over. Well, it's at least in a rare timeout. It's a day to do things, to get outside and to put on a shirt without a number stitched or screened onto the back. As is the case every summer following Major League Baseball's All-Star game,...

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Derek Jeter Seemed To Be The Only One Not Mad At Adam Wainwright About That Pitch

(12) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 10:47 AM

Everyone was willing to be mad at Adam Wainwright on behalf of Derek Jeter. Folks on Twitter were outraged that the St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher admitted to grooving a pitch to the New York Yankees' captain in the first at-bat of his final All-Star game. Even after Wainwright...

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In His Final All-Star Game, Derek Jeter Was Everyone's Captain

(5) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:40 PM

For one memorable night, Derek Jeter was everyone's captain.

Starting with the pre-game introductions and continuing through his dramatic curtain call, the New York Yankees' shortstop was the shining star in Major League Baseball's firmament that everyone was gazing at. The 40-year-old five-time World Series champion who is playing...

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Derek Jeter's Response To That Fan Who Shouted 'Overrated' Can Only Be Described As 'Jeterian'

(95) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 9:48 PM

Haters are gonna hate, even when you're Derek Jeter. Perhaps haters are gonna hate, especially when you're Derek Jeter.

As seemingly every fan and Major Leaguer at Target Field applauded the longtime captain of the New York Yankees before the first at-bat of his final All-Star Game, there was...

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Maradona Slams Messi's World Cup Golden Ball Honor As Being Part Of 'Some Marketing Plan'

(19) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Lionel Messi cannot escape Diego Maradona. Whether he is on the sidelines, in the stands or merely a foil for comparisons in the media, Maradona seems to be everywhere that Messi goes. While the associations between Argentina's legendary No. 10s is somewhat inevitable, Maradona...

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Yoenis Cespedes Is A Mighty Man And A Two-Time Home Run Derby Champ (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 12:18 AM

Whenever Major League Baseball makes its next change to the annual Home Run Derby, it should just consider renaming the event the Yoenis Cespedes Invitational.

For the second year in a row, the Oakland Athletics' slugging outfielder overpowered the competition to win the Home Run Derby on the eve...

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Clint Dempsey And Major League Soccer Will Provide Your Post-World Cup Soccer Fix (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 2:11 PM

Don't worry, soccer fans. The goals aren't going to stop just because the World Cup has ended. Clint Dempsey and Major League Soccer are ready to provide your football fix.

Just hours after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup final at the famed Maracana in Brazil, Dempsey gave...

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World Cup Highlights: Relive The Best Moments And Greatest Goals From Brazil In One Video

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 12:01 AM

After 64 games and a record-tying 171 goals, the 2014 World Cup is over.

Don't worry, football fans. You don't have to move on just yet. Whether you're a lifelong devotee of the beautiful game or just got into it over the last few weeks, here is...

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This World Cup Winners Selfie Captures All The Joy Of Being Champion (PHOTO)

(22) Comments | Posted July 13, 2014 | 8:43 PM

Lukas Podolski captured all the euphoria and camaraderie of winning the World Cup with what may be the perfect selfie. The Germany forward, who did not appear in the final, shared a photo of himself and teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger just moments after his team's 1- win over Argentina.

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