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How Former NBA Prospect Isaiah Austin Found Out He Has Marfan Syndrome

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | December 19, 2014 | Sports
Six months ago, Isaiah Austin was considered a late first-round prospect in the NBA Draft. The lanky 7-footer had just enjoyed a NCAA Tournament run with Baylor to the Sweet Sixteen, ultimately succumbing to Wisconsin. He had high hopes for what he thought was a budding NBA career....

Vin Scully Lost His World Series Ring In A Bag Of Costco Ribs

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | December 19, 2014 | Sports
Famed Dodgers announcer Vin Scully lost a World Series ring while shopping with his wife at an Los Angeles-area Costco Thursday -- and the Dodgers broadcasted the news to the world. While Christmas shopping today, Vin Scully lost his 1988 World Series ring. If you find it, please...

Ernie Terrell, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Dies At 75

AP | Chris Greenberg | December 19, 2014 | Sports
CHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75. The son of Mississippi sharecroppers and long-time Chicago resident worked as fight promoter after his boxing career ended and was inducted...

Defiant FIFA Still Defending 2018 and 2022 World Cup Votes, Claims Crisis Is Over

AP | Chris Greenberg | December 19, 2014 | Sports
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as...

Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

AP | Chris Greenberg | December 19, 2014 | Sports
BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning. "You don't need a lecture from the court,"...

International Olympic Committee Awards Olympic TV Rights In Cuba For 2016

AP | Catherine Taibi | December 19, 2014 | Media
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Cuba's state broadcaster has been awarded the country's exclusive television rights to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The IOC says it granted the rights across all broadcast platforms to the Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television. Terms of the deal were not announced. International...

Surfing Amid The Ice Of Iceland Is North Of Awesome

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | December 19, 2014 | Sports
Like chills with your thrills? Check out this clip from the film "Strange Rumblings in Shangri La," in which surfers take an ice boat to a surf spot in Iceland. The setting is amazing and looks damned uncomfortable. But pro surfers Dion Agius, Nate Tyler and Brendon Gibbens...

Voice To Voice: Athlete Ally's Jonathan Teinor Talks To Out Athlete Derrick Anderson

James Nichols | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to end homophobia, biphobia, sexism and transphobia in athletics. The discussions will focus on the interplays of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender...

CM Punk Isn't Entering UFC Talking Smack Just Yet

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | December 18, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
Sometime next fall, a man named Phil Brooks will step in the octagon for his UFC debut. It will come with much fanfare, as Brooks, known as CM Punk to a generation of WWE fans, will see if he can actually survive in an unscripted fight. Brooks stopped by...

13 Totes Adorbs Gifts For Your Internet-Obsessed Frenz

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | December 19, 2014 | Technology
Don't be embarrassed to go full-on nerd.

Andrew Hammond, Binghamton Senators Goalie, Pulled After Allowing 3 Goals In 21 Seconds

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | December 18, 2014 | Canada
A minor hockey goaltender made AHL history on Wednesday, though definitely not in the way he hoped. Binghamton Senators goalie Andrew Hammond was pulled 36 seconds into a game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, after allowing three goals in 21 seconds, The Toronto Sun reported. The tally

5-Year-Old Donates His $1 Allowance To Save Disbanded College Football Team

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | December 19, 2014 | Sports
Bennett Williams, a 5-year-old boy from Ohio, was upset to learn that the University of Alabama-Birmingham had recently disbanded its financially struggling football program. So he dug deep, donating his $1 allowance to UAB. He also enclosed an adorable note. My five year old son...

Sailors Shipwreck $6 Million Yacht During Prestigious Race

The Huffington Post | James Cave | December 18, 2014 | Sports
Imagine "The Blair Witch Project" meets "Titanic." Just after sunset and two months into the prestigious Volvo World Cup (a nine-month, around-the-world yacht competition), the Danish-backed team Vestas Wind crashed into reef at the Cargados Carajos Shoals going 19 knots per hour. And an onboard...

High School Star Athlete Came Out By Slow Dancing To Taylor Swift With The Homecoming King

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | December 18, 2014 | Teen
“It was something I thought I'd never do -- dance a slow dance with the homecoming king at his high school.” But that’s exactly what one gay high school student, a star athlete who’d been petrified of admitting his sexuality publicly, did earlier this year, courageously

The Highest-Paid Quarterback In The NFL This Season Got Benched

Chris Greenberg | December 18, 2014 | Sports
By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post The Chicago Bears are starting Jimmy Clausen at quarterback and have benched a struggling Jay Cutler. Cutler has gone 5-9 as a starter and had three interceptions in a loss to the New Orleans Saints on...

How Young Is Too Young To Be Playing Football?

Chris Branch | December 18, 2014 | Sports
While the dangers of concussions and head injuries for NFL players has generated plenty of conversation and litigation in recent years, professional athletes are far from the only ones at risk. Dr. Robert Cantu, author of "Concussions and our Kids," joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to...

49ers Release Ray McDonald Amid Sexual Assault Allegation

Chris Greenberg | December 18, 2014 | Sports
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police. Baalke spoke with McDonald and his agent by phone around 11:30...

FIFA Ethics Investigator Resigns Over Alleged Corruption

Reuters | December 19, 2014 | Sports
* Garcia loses confidence in FIFA ethics commission's independence * Investigator says soccer's governing body lacks leadership * UEFA chief Platini calls resignation another step backwards (Adds comment from former official whose allegations over World Cup bids were examined by investigator, FBI probe background) By Brian Homewood and Mark Hosenball...

Tom Brady's Dirty Mouth Upset Someone's Grandparent, Is Leading To FCC Complaints

Chris Greenberg | December 17, 2014 | Sports
By Matt Verderame, Awful Announcing Tom Brady is a three-time Super Bowl champion, millionaire, spouse of Gisele Bundchen and certain Hall of Fame quarterback. Still, Brady can be a very angry man, especially when he’s losing a football game on national television, leading him...

After the Miss

Chris Greenberg | December 17, 2014 | Sports
Chris Wondolowski wants to explain. Really, he does. He wants to go back for a moment to that afternoon in Salvador, Brazil, and that plot of grass just outside the six-yard box in the Arena Fonte Nova, to the tie game against Belgium and the 92nd-minute header from Jermaine Jones...
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