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- 08/12/15--21:10: Nick Kyrgios Tells Opponent His Teammate "Banged Their Girlfriend"
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- 08/13/15--14:55: Notre Dame Surprises Uniform Model With Football Scholarship
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- 08/14/15--10:08: Let's Talk About How Adorable Cristiano Ronaldo And His Son Are
He didn’t make the team, but he’s still dancing toward stardom.
Well, dozens of ladies...and one very talented guy.
Footage of Keith Wilson's audition is going viral after he totally SLAYED the competition during the first round of the audition.
What else would you expect from a fighter?
It's no secret that Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather don't like each other.
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The bad blood started last year, when during an interview Mayweather was asked about Rousey and responded with: "I don't know who he is."
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Can you go 13 for 13?
The federal judge on Wednesday took aim at the so-called Wells Report, which relies mostly on circumstantial evidence to link Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to a scheme to deflate footballs during the AFC Championship game.
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A federal judge on Wednesday grilled an attorney representing the NFL over the lack of direct evidence linking New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to under-inflated footballs used during the AFC Championship game.
In a crowded U.S. District courtroom in Manhattan, Judge Richard Berman took particular aim at a key finding in the investigative report commissioned by the NFL — — known as the Wells Report — that Brady was "at least generally aware" of two locker room attendants' scheme to deflate game-use footballs for competitive advantage.
"I don't know what to make of that conclusion," Berman said.
"It's saying that by the preponderance of evidence, Tom Brady knew," replied NFL counsel Daniel Nash.
"He didn't say that. He didn't say 'knew.' What he said was 'generally aware,'" Berman said of the author.
Brady's attorneys argue that according to the NFL's own standards, a player cannot be disciplined simply for being generally aware of another's misconduct.
Robert Kessler, who represents Brady and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), also told Berman Wednesday that the NFL can't base discipline on evidence that is presumed to have existed or that might have been revealed — referring to the cell phone the quarterback destroyed rather than turn over.
"If you put wheels on my grandmother, she then might be a trolley car!" he quipped.
The tense exchanges came amid a debate over the strength of evidence produced in the seven months since the AFC Championship game.
"One thing that gets ignored about the Wells Report is that no smoking gun does not mean no evidence of culpability," Nash claimed.
But signaling a potential problem for the NFL, Nash faced pointed questioning over whether the author of the investigative report, Ted Wells, was truly independent.
"I worked at a big firm at one time, and for our clients, we were anything but independent," Berman said.
The judge pointed out that Wells made some of his notes on the investigation available to the NFL, which had hired him, before they were offered to Brady's camp.
Nash countered that Wells was "retained to get the facts" — even going so far as to seek a second expert opinion on the science of air pressure — and that any notes weren't as relevant as what was posted online when the report was completed.
"The argument about Wells' so-called independence is a red herring," Nash said.
Brady and the NFLPA also argue that the quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension in the wake of the Wells Report was unfairly influenced by the same person who handed down the punishment: Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell, who declined the union's request to recuse himself from the appeals hearing, upheld the suspension, citing new evidence of Brady destroying his cell phone instead of turning it over to the investigators.
Kessler argued that Wells had testified that he never gave Brady notice that there faced discipline if he did not turn over his phone. Had he, Kessler told the judge his client would have complied.
Kessler went on to call the cell phone issue "the most overblown issue in nearly 40 years of litigating."
He cited the privacy concerns that come with Brady's status as a celebrity beyond the football field given his marriage to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and that those fears factored heavily in refusing to turn over a private cell phone.
Berman asked why Brady had not just gone through his texts and emails with an attorney and discarded irrelevant material before turning the phone over to the investigator. But Kessler said Brady was being advised at the time by his agent-attorney Don Yee.
"I'm sure Mr. Brady sees now that it should have been done differently," Kessler said.
Before sending both legal teams back to into private arbitration, Berman pressed for a settlement, warning that without one, the legal process could take two years, "and no one here wants this to go on that long."
But neither side appears close to settling. Brady will accept nothing short of an overturned suspension, but the NFL reportedly would require the quarterback to make an admission of guilt.
If it comes to Berman having to make a determination in the case — which he said has "varying strengths and weaknesses" on either side — his decision could be appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Another settlement conference was scheduled for Aug. 19.
On Wednesday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeared in federal court for a hearing regarding the Deflategate lawsuit.
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And then this happened...
WHO IS THIS?
It certainly doesn't look like the four-time Super Bowl champ ...
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... or one half of this unbelievably good-looking couple.
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Sorry, courtroom sketch artists...can't win 'em all.
A picture of a gigantic shark has gone viral on social media, with conflicting reports surrounding its validity.
Two pictures of a gigantic shark apparently caught off the coast of northern NSW have been circulating on social media for a few days now.
In a Facebook post, Geoff Brooks, who posted the photos that went viral, said he was not the one who took them.
However, he did comment that he couldn't confirm how the shark was killed.
Real or not, the shark looks like an absolute monster.
One fateful night. One difficult quiz.
“Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry I just told you that, mate.”
Here's a video of Nick Kyrgios telling his Toronto Open opponent, Stanislas Wawrinka, that his girlfriend cheated on him with another tennis player.
It's pretty brutal. Wawrinka has recently gone through a divorce earlier this year, and it is believed he is dating Croatian player Donna Vekic. Kyrgios made the remark when he was still a set down.
By Kokkinakis, Kyrgios is speaking of his teammate and fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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Whatever the case, it seemed to work – with Wawrinka retiring hurt.
Hurt feelings perhaps?
Wolf, Lightning, Jet, Ace, Hunter, and Saracen, along with Ulrika Jonsson and referee John Anderson, have all reunited as part of an ITV documentary.
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Probably the hairdest quiz you’ll take today…
The story of football can mainly be told through dodgy haircuts...
So we took some of football's most famous, and most infamous, haircuts, and all you have to do is match them to the player whose head we've taken them from.
So let's get started...
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A reasonable alternative to that 3XL jersey.
Sometimes being a sports fan conflicts with your style.
Baseball has taken a step toward diversifying its baseball operations personnel.
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Major League Baseball announced today a partnership with search firm Korn Ferry to assist in deepening its pool of women and minority candidates for "key baseball operations positions."
The move is one of many personnel-related initiatives baseball has implemented in recent years. Commissioner Rob Manfred, who assumed the role in January 2015, has made the inclusion of minorities and LGBT people a priority of his tenure.
With its latest move, baseball is preparing for openings in front office and baseball operations positions, as the standard offseason shuffle begins. "Korn Ferry will assist executives in developing their résumés and interview skills in an effort to enhance their candidacies and to expand networking opportunities," MLB said in a statement.
Positions of note, the statement says, include "general manager, field manager, assistant general manager, scouting director and player development director."
MLB has been subject to criticism for its lack of minorities as managers, team GMs, and presidents.
The league has adopted a version of the Rooney Rule — the NFL-inspired mandate that teams must interview minority candidates when coaching positions open up — but those potential candidates are easily passed by with the promotion of an in-house candidate. Manfred recently sent all 30 teams a reminder of the rule.
Of the league's partnership with Korn Ferry, Manfred said: "We are proudly a sport of inclusion, and we must continue to pursue and develop more opportunities for minorities and women throughout our game, both in senior and entry-level positions. Our policy on this vital issue will ensure that active searches of outside candidates for leadership positions will include strong minority and female representation."
Five levels, 60 badges, NO mercy.
That’s right. There’s two of them. His name is Joel and he’s a major babe.
That's right. Meet Joel Lundqvist.
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Here are 20 people who just discovered there are two of these flawless men.
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The Arsenal footballer has been nicknamed the “Angel of Death” due to the rumour.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been linked in the British press to the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Colonel Gaddafi.
It didn't just stop at bin Laden and Gaddafi; there are a whole string of deaths which have been linked to Aaron Ramsey in the press.
But how could a footballer be responsible for these deaths? Well, when Ramsey scores a goal for his club, a high profile person dies.
Ramsey has been coy about the rumours when asked, but the "evidence" presented by the press does stack up.
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1 May 2011: Aaron Ramsey scores against Manchester United.
The next day... Osama bin Laden dies.
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19 October 2011: Aaron Ramsey scores against Marseille in the Champions League.
The next day... Colonel Gaddafi dies.
The full list of public figures who have died after Ramsey has scored is a bizarre collection of celebrities and military leaders:
Osama bin Laden, Whitney Houston, Paul Walker, Muammar Gaddafi, Steve Jobs, Robin Williams and Sir Richard Attenborough.
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Has it really been three years since this happened?
The London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony is exactly 3 years old today. It was pretty bloody weird.
Timothy Spall, pretending to be Winston Churchill, quoting The Tempest, at the top of a huge Big Ben while smoking a cigar there.
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The safe word is whiskey.
A real life Rudy story.
The best part of all was seeing how excited Josh's teammates were for him.
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Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James continues to give back to the city that raised him by promising to pay for the college tuition of 1,100 children.
All of the 1,100 students are in James’ "I Promise" program – ranging from third to seventh graders in his hometown of Akron, Ohio – and they must complete the program and meet attendance and grade requirements to receive the college tuition. The NBA star will start covering tuition costs in 2021 – when the students currently in seventh grade are expected to graduate high school.
“I think it’s probably one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of, this is very special to me,” he said in a statement to ESPN. “As a kid growing up in the inner city and as an African American kid, you don’t really think past high school because it’s not possible or your family can’t support you. For us to be able to do something like this … it means so much.”
A year’s tuition at the University of Akron is approximately $9,500. James is expected to shell out close to $42 million – approximately twice his yearly salary from the Cavs – to cover the tuition
As part of the announcement, the University of Akron renamed its education school the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education.
"What LeBron's doing is going to have a large impact on these kids' lives," University of Akron president Scott Scarborough said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. "It's an easy decision for us, to take this opportunity to work with a hometown hero."
All hail King James!
There is a CRISTIANO PART TWO on the come-up.
This is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. You may have heard of him.
In his spare time, he models for his CR7 underwear line, and it is glorious.
If you don't stalk the Real Madrid superstar on Instagram, then you may not know he has an adorable 5-year-old son.
Meet Cristiano Jr.