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Muhammad Ali Birthday: Boxing Champ Is Greatest For His Knockouts And His Quotes

(109) Comments | Posted January 17, 2015 | 11:22 AM

Editor's Note: This post has been republished in celebration of Muhammad Ali's 73rd birthday. It was originally published in 2012.

What is there to say about Muhammad Ali that Muhammad Ali hasn't already said before?

Not very much about his preternatural gifts as a fighter, that's for certain....

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The Coach Rage Scale, From Harbaugh To Carroll

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:43 PM

"Your anger is a gift."

Football coaches, in the NFL or Europe, may never have been the target audience of Rage Against The Machine. But the above lyric hollered by singer Zach de la Rocha during the leftist band's heyday could probably have newly minted University of Michigan head...

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8 Athletes Explain Why Their Protest Matters

(3) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 11:52 AM

John Carlos had been waiting a long time for Kenny Britt and Kobe Bryant.

The former U.S. Olympian, along with Tommie Smith, became synonymous with athlete activism by raising a gloved fist in a Black Power salute while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics. In...

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Ezekiel Elliott Cannot Be Contained By Opposing Defenses Or His Own Football Jersey

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 7:27 PM

Fear the midriff monster.

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was the breakout performer of the inaugural College Football Playoff thanks to his powerful ground game and his throwback fashion. The 6-foot, 225-pound sophomore bulldozed his way through top-seeded Alabama and No. 2 Oregon as his Buckeyes...

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Chipper Jones Was Every College Football Fan During The National Championship Game

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:26 PM

Chipper Jones should get a call if ESPN opts to expand its "Megacast" presentation of the second College Football Playoff championship game in 2016. Because Chipper Jones is college football.

The longtime Atlanta Braves star was an unlikely hit of the night thanks to his live tweeting of the...

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Ohio State Cheerleader Nearly Steamrolled By Football Team During Entrance Fail

(3) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 1:34 PM

The football players from The Ohio State University were clearly ready for the national championship game. How ready were they? The Buckeyes were so ready to hit the field against the Oregon Ducks that they nearly ran over one of their school's cheerleaders when taking the field for the game....

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13 New York Bozos That Aaron Rodgers Could Have Been Talking About

(8) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 3:38 PM

We'll always have "Omaha." But it's now the era of the "New York Bozo."

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave NFL fans something to tweet about when he barked the memorable pre-snap phrase during his team's first drive against the Dallas Cowboys in their divisional-round playoff game...

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Dez Bryant's Amazing Catch Was Not Actually A Catch Because NFL Rules Make Sense To No One

(374) Comments | Posted January 11, 2015 | 5:14 PM

According to NFL rules, not all catches are actually caught.

Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys learned this the hard way when an apparent reception was overturned after a replay review at a crucial moment in their NFC divisional-round playoff clash against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field...

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Patriots' Trick Play Leaves Tom Brady Jealous Of Julian Edleman's Touchdown Pass

(22) Comments | Posted January 10, 2015 | 9:09 PM

Tom Brady has officially thrown more postseason touchdown passes than any other player in NFL history. But he might not have thrown the most impressive touchdown of the Patriots' come-from-behind playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens.

With his Patriots trailing 28-21 deep into the third...

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New Jersey Is Having A Texas-Sized Laugh With Chris Christie As A Cowboys Cheerleader

(119) Comments | Posted January 10, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie part of his team's "mojo." But New Jersey newspapers have been imagining him as something slightly different: A Texas-sized Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

At least two media outlets in the Garden State have created less than...

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Gareth Bale's Inch-Perfect Free Kick Is Unfair, Unstoppable

(31) Comments | Posted January 10, 2015 | 2:53 PM

One must be quite skilled at free kicks in order to make Cristiano Ronaldo a spectator when a chance arises. Gareth Bale is that skilled.

The Real Madrid star netted a breathtaking free kick goal against Espanyol on Saturday at the Bernabeu, pinging his curling shot off the post...

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The Knicks Are The Coldest Thing In New York

(9) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 1:10 PM

Now is the winter of Knicks fans' discontent.

Temperatures have fallen in New York City during the early days of 2015, but there might not be anything colder in the Big Apple than those woeful Knickerbockers. Depleted by injuries and trades while also being confounded by Phil...

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New York Times Trolls Horrible Knicks With Amazing 'Wanted: Better Basketball' Ad

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 5:35 PM

The New York Times apparently isn't above trolling; the New York Knicks certainly aren't above getting trolled.

In a clear jab at the struggling team, The Times published an article titled "Wanted: Better Basketball for a Beleaguered Reporter" on Tuesday. The short piece noted the team's dismal record...

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Even Darin Erstad Wants To Know Why A Hall Of Fame Voter Actually Voted For Darin Erstad

(65) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 2:35 PM

The controversy surrounding voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame tends to focus on the players omitted from ballots submitted by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But the true measure of how unreliable BBWA voters may be when it comes to...

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UFC Champion Jon Jones Enters Drug Rehab After Testing Positive For Cocaine

(40) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:08 PM

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones entered a drug treatment facility, the mixed martial arts promotion company announced on Tuesday. Jones, 27, tested positive for traces of cocaine on Dec. 4 ahead of his successful title defense against Daniel Cormier on Jan. 3, the Nevada State...

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Baseball Hall Of Fame Welcomes Historic Class Of 2015 (But Not Mike Piazza)

(28) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 2:06 PM

The Hall calls have been made.

Former Major League Baseball stars Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have been elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame by The Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The crowded 2015 Hall of Fame ballot featured 34...

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Jim Rome Takes On Marching Bands And Gets Trampled On Twitter

(156) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 1:18 PM

Note to all purveyors of hot takes: Do not mess with marching bands.

CBS Sports Radio host Jim Rome made the mistake of taking a crack at marching bands during the all-day college football action on New Year's Day. His remark on Twitter did not go unnoticed:

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ESPN Honors Stuart Scott's Legacy With Poignant Tribute Video

(8) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 1:04 PM

With his charisma and his catch phrases, ESPN anchor Stuart Scott helped make "SportsCenter" as cool as the other side of the pillow. More than that, he inspired a generation of future sportscasters and athletes alike. The former wanted to emulate him, while the latter hoped to have him narrate...

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LeBron James Shares Heartfelt Tribute To Stuart Scott, The King Of ESPN Swag

(14) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 11:38 AM

LeBron James joined the chorus of voices from the wide world of sports paying tribute to Stuart Scott. ESPN's popular and charismatic anchor died on Sunday morning at age 49 after a battle with cancer.

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Jameis Winston May Have Lost The Rose Bowl, But His Memes Won The Internet

(9) Comments | Posted January 2, 2015 | 7:55 PM

Win, lose or grocery shopping, Jameis can't help but be famous.

The talented, troublesome Florida State star was front and center in his team's College Football Playoff meltdown at the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. The former Heisman Trophy-winning signal caller contributed an interception...

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