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Summer Olympics Were Lowest Rated Since 2000

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Despite being much more conveniently located for viewers in the United States, viewership for the just-concluded Olympics were the lowest they’ve been in sixteen years.

Tom Brady Abandons ‘Deflategate’ Appeals, Will Serve Suspension Beginning In September

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New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady has abandoned his option to appeal the ‘Deflategate’ ruling to the Supreme Court and will serve his four game suspension beginning in September.

Tom Brady, N.F.L.P.A. Lose Petition For Full Second Circuit Review

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Tom Brady and the N.F.L. Player’s Association suffered another legal setback in their appeal of the ‘Deflategate’ suspension.

Kevin Durant Taking His Talents to Oakland

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In the biggest NBA free agent move since LeBron James left and returned to Cleveland, Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors.

N.F.L. Coaching Legend Buddy Ryan Dies At 82

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An N.F.L. defensive legend has passed away at the age of 82.

Pat Summitt Dead at 64

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One of the greatest coaches of all time has passed.

LeBron James Brings A Championship Home To Cleveland For The First Time Since 1964

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Congratulations Cleveland! Next month, you get Donald Trump.

Ichiro Suzuki ‘Passes’ Pete Rose Hit Total

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The most underrated superstar of this era has passed a special milestone, albeit with a big asterisk.

Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dead At 88

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Gordie Howe, long-time player for the Detroit Red Wings and a legend in the National Hockey League, has died at the age of 88: Gordie Howe, one of the greatest and most durable players in the history of hockey, who powered his Detroit Red Wings teams to four Stanley Cup championships and was 52 years […]

Muhammed Ali Dead At 74

Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine.

The Greatest Of All Time.

Zika Virus Concerns Lead To Calls To Postpone or Move 2016 Olympics

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Concerns about the Zika Virus are leading some doctors to call for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be moved or postponed.

Bubba Smith Is Latest Former N.F.L. Player Diagnosed To Have Had C.T.E.

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Bubba Smith, the former N.F.L. star who went on to have a successful career as an actor, is the latest former pro football player to be diagnosed as having a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions: Bubba Smith, the All-Pro defensive end in the N.F.L. who went on to a second career as a […]

Tom Brady, N.F.L. Players Association To Seek Review Of Appeals Court Deflategate Decision

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Deflategate isn’t over yet and, depending on what happens in the Courts, could still be unresolved at the end of the N.F.L. season that begins in September.

Vast Majority Of Native Americans Not Offended By ‘Redskins’ Name, New Poll Claims

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A new poll indicates that the argument that the name “Redskins” is disparaging is not an accurate statement of how Native Americans themselves feel about the issue.

Appeals Court Reinstates Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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A Federal Appeals Court has reinstated the four game suspension imposed on Tom Brady over the so-called ‘Deflategate’ scandal.

New England Patriots Fans File Frivolous Lawsuit Against N.F.L. Over Deflategate Sanctions

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A group of New England Patriots fans are providing us with the latest example of stupid lawsuits that don’t belong in Court at all.

Twitter To Live Stream All Ten Thursday Night N.F.L. Games

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All of next season’s Thursday Night N.F.L. games will be streamed live for free via Twitter.

Peyton Manning To Announce Retirement, Reports Say

If reports today are accurate, one of the great N.F.L. careers will come to an end this week.

Doctors: N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Suffered From C.T.E. Due To Concussions

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Another late football great has been diagnosed with a brain disease directly connected to the game they played.

Rams Returning to Los Angeles; Chargers May Join Them

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St. Louis will lose its second NFL team in 28 years as the Rams go home to LA.

One Season, Two Directions

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Alabama has won more games at the Cowboys’ home field this year than the Cowboys.

Federal Appeals Court Ruling Raises Doubts About Rulings Against Redskins Trademarks

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A ruling in an unrelated case raises serious doubts about the law used to revoke the Washington Redskins trademarks because they are allegedly ‘disparaging.’

Pete Rose’s Lifetime Ban Will Remain In Effect, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rules

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The Commissioner of Major League Baseball has ruled that the lifetime ban issued against Pete Rose for betting on baseball will remain in effect.

Frank Gifford, C.T.E., And The N.F.L.’s Continuing Concussion Problem

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The news that the late football legend Frank Gifford suffered from the same chronic brain disease that has been diagnosed in many N.F.L. players in recent years, and the upcoming release of a new film on the issue, seems certain to increase pressure to protect players at all levels of football.

Soccer Match Canceled In Germany Over Discovery Of “Serious Plans” For Explosions

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A soccer match in Hanover, Germany between the national teams from Germany and The Netherlands was canceled at virtually the last minute this evening local time due to what seems to be a serious security concern: Germany’s exhibition soccer match against the Netherlands was canceled less than two hours before kickoff on Tuesday, becoming the […]

DraftKings and FanDuel Banned in New York

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New York’s attorney general has ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to stop taking entries in his state, ruling that they constitute illegal gambling.

Greg Hardy is a Bad Human Being and a Good Football Player

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My favorite sports team employs a thug.

ESPN Shutters Grantland, Continuing Recent Trend

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To the surprise of few, Bill Simmons’ site didn’t long survive his departure.

Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies At 90

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A true legend has passed.

Federal Judge Overturns Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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A massive defeat in Court for the National Football League.

N.L.R.B. Denies Student Athletes’ Bid To Unionize

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The National Labor Relations Board refused to certify an effort by athletes at Northwestern University to unionize.

Scott Walker’s Crony Capitalism

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“Fiscal conservative” Scott Walker is handing Wisconsin taxpayers a $400 million bill for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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Not surprisingly, Tom Brady’s appeal of his Deflategate suspension was not successful.

Ken Stabler Dead at 69

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Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, legendary Alabama Crimson Tide and Oakland Raiders quarterback, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

Federal Judge Upholds Revocation Of Redskins Trademarks

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A Federal Judge has uphold a Patent Office ruling revoking the Redskins Trademarks on the ground that they are “disparaging” toward Native Americans.

Women’s World Cup Pay Disparity Is Due To The Marketplace, Not Discrimination

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The winners of the Women’s World Cup will get paid far less than the men that played last year, but that’s not because of sexism.

Fireworks Dumbitude

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The older I get (and as I approach “you kids get off my lawn”-ness), the more I get frustrated by fireworks in the wild.  By that I mean:  I love a good fireworks display, but wish people would stop buying the durn things and setting them off days before (and days after) the 4th of […]

Soccer Ratings Win for World Cup Champs

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Via NPR:  U.S. Women Shatter TV Ratings Record For Soccer With World Cup Win While some 17 million American viewers tuned in to the 7 p.m. ET start of Sunday’s game, that number quickly grew to 21.86 million an hour later — and reached 22.86 million at 8:30 p.m. ET, according to preliminary data from […]

Federal Government Threatens To Hold Up New Redskins Stadium Unless Team Changes Name

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The Federal Government is threatening to hold up plans for a new Redskins stadium unless the team changes its name.

New Report Indicates Pete Rose Bet As A Player, And Lied About It

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Pete Rose’s efforts at rehabilitation may have just been fatally injured.

St. Louis Cardinals Officials Investigated For Hacking The Houston Astros

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Cardinals executives were doing a little more than just stealing signs, apparently.

Why Aren’t Racehorses Getting Faster?

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Humans have been getting progressively bigger, faster, and stronger. Not so horses.

American Pharoah Wins First Triple Crown In 37 Years

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A thirty-seven year long drought is over.

Petitioner Wants Olympics To Revoke Medal Caitlyn Jenner Won As Bruce Jenner

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This is perhaps the silliest idea ever.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Resigns As The Vultures Circle

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FIFA’s President surprised everyone today by resigning, but he’s likely to stay in power for as long as another ten months.

Justice Department Indicts Top FIFA Officials In Corruption And Bribery Scandal

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Several of the top representatives of soccer’s governing body have been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in New York.

Patriots Will Not Appeal N.F.L.’s DeflateGate Sanctions

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In a move that surprised many, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced this afternoon that the team would not appeal the sanctions imposed against it over the scandal that has come to be known as “DeflateGate”: Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, who has been confrontational while warring with theN.F.L. […]

Evander Holyfield Bests Mitt Romney in Boxing Match

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A five-time heavyweight champion has beaten a rich politician in a bizarre charity event.

Tom Brady Appeals Suspension, Roger Goodell Says He’ll Hear The Appeal

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As expected, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady formally appealed the four game suspension imposed by the National Football League over the so-called “DeflateGate” scandal, and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would personally hear the appeal rather than handing it off to an outside arbitrator: Tom Brady formally appealed his four-game suspension on Thursday […]

Tom Brady Suspended Four Games, Patriots Fined, In DeflateGate Scandal

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It didn’t take the N.F.L. long to lower the hammer on Tom Brady and the Patriots.

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