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NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

This Real-Life Wonder Woman Is an Air Force Member—and an Instagram Fitness Star

Meet Alysia Macedo, the super-fit dental assistant with nearly 200,000 followers<p>It turns out Wonder Woman exists in real life, and her name is Alysia Macedo.<p>Macedo was 19 years old when she signed up for the military. Now, nine years later, she works as a dental assistant in the Air Force—but she …

Teacher Turned Bestselling-Author Shea Serrano Talks Basketball, His New Book, and a Few Other Things

The Best Hoodie Is as Cool as It Is Cozy

Your hunt is over: Best Stuff is GQ’s destination for finding the perfect version of whatever you need, like the best hoodie money can buy right now. You can thank us later.<p>GQ's Favorite<p>John Elliott Raglan Sleeve Hoodie<p>>$198, buy now at Revolve<p>The concept of a "best" hoodie is new. Just a few years …

These 4 Choices Can Mess Up Your Financial Future

Confessions from a former financial caseworker.<p>Why are some people always strapped for cash while others have money in the bank and are maxing out …

Personal Finance

Five Living Former Presidents to Headline Hurricane Relief Concert

Five older gentlemen will headline a benefit concert for victims of this year's brutal hurricane season at the end of the month — and it's not the Rolling Stones or Journey.<p>Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will be the headliners at a …

George H. W. Bush

The Affordable Leggings I Swear By Now Come in the Prettiest Color

Earlier this year, when Girlfriend Collective was giving away its leggings for free (well, for the price of shipping), I eagerly gave the much-hyped …

He Was Shot, Stood For His President, and Got Attacked For It — Now He's Hitting Back HARD

Thomas Gunderson was shot in the leg by the Las Vegas shooter Sunday night and was rushed to the hospital. President Donald Trump then flew to Las …

Tesla Model X review: ‘The volume goes up to 11’ | Martin love

Tesla’s new take on the electric SUV is powerfully impressive. But is the Model X a real world contender or just an expensive gimmickfest?<p><b>Price: from £70,500 for the 75D</b><b><br>Top speed: 155mph</b><b><br>0-62mph: 3.2 seconds</b><b><br>Range: 351 miles</b><b><br>Tailpipe emissions: 0</b><p>Through his massively profitable Tesla corporation, Elon …

"Pace Yourself": This Olympic Medalist Tells Us How to Become a Better Runner

Ask any avid runner and they'll tell you that running is a challenging form of exercise that requires a lot of effort and attention. Nobody would know that better than Kristi Castlin, bronze medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics for the 100-meter hurdles. Kristi and her teammates Brianna Rollins and …

Stacy Washington: NFL players should hand a folded flag to a dead soldier’s family, then consider kneeling

The NFL has a choice to make and it’s an easy one: political activism or sports. The American people will only tolerate one of those so they had best choose wisely. There are two prevailing perspectives here and both of them cannot coexist leaving the NFL unscathed. On one side the NFL players …

LOOK: Alejandro Villanueva is the only Steelers player to come out for anthem

There was only one Steelers player on the field for the national anthem in Chicago<p>After Donald Trump's controversial comments on Friday that called …

How jiu-jitsu helped Bellator 183’s Brooke Mayo deal with chronic leg condition

Once a promising soccer player diagnosed with a debilitating leg illness, Brooke Mayo turned to combat sports to handle the pain.<p>The 25-year-old …

Invention of the Mizrahim

Israel invented the word Mizrahim to strip Arab Jews of their histories as they tried to do with Palestinians.<p>The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a …

Tip: Half Sit-Up Flye

Strengthen your core and get some isolation work for your pecs at the same time with this unique movement.<p>Challenge your abs, hip flexors, and even …

Before their rematch, watch the thrilling 1st fight between Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi

Before their highly anticipated rematch, watch the thrilling first fight between ONE Championship women’s atomweight titleholder Angela Lee and Mei …

The long-snapper: How to anonymously make $1 million in the NFL

CINCINNATI -- Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was heading out of a meeting one day when he spotted long-snapper Clark Harris chatting with the …

Waiver Wire Week 1: Available Names to Claim for Your Fantasy Football Roster

It took all of about five minutes of game action for the waiver wire to re-enter the lives of fantasy owners. Allen Robinson went down with what …

Fantasy Football

Marines and Special Operators Declare War on Hurricane Irma

The monster storm is so serious that the Pentagon is sending thousands who trained for urban and amphibious operations to Florida.<p>PARKLAND, …

WWE News: Ronda Rousey And Asuka Backed In ‘SmackDown’ And ‘Raw’ Women’s Championship Odds For ‘Mania’

When it comes to who will be WWE <i>Raw</i> and <i>SmackDown</i> Women’s Champions after <i>WrestleMania 34</i>, there are two superstars who’ve yet to step on the main …

Ronda Rousey

What’s the Best UI for Search? No UI At All

Remember when your phone’s voice assistant was a fun, little novelty and you’d ask it to call you some silly name? You know, like, two years ago.<p>Well …

A Funeral of 2 Friends: C.I.A. Deaths Rise in Secret Afghan War

WASHINGTON — On a sweltering day earlier this summer, operatives with the Central Intelligence Agency gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to bury two of their own. Brian Ray Hoke and Nathaniel Patrick Delemarre, elite gunslingers who worked for the C.I.A.’s paramilitary force, were laid to rest …

A 'dreamer' dies trying to save Harvey victims, days before Trump plans to end DACA

By Samantha Schmidt<p>, Reporter<p>As Harvey’s wrath descended on Texas, Alonso Guillén’s father begged him not to make the 120-mile trek to the Houston area to rescue those stranded in floodwaters.<p>“It is too dangerous,” his father pleaded, Guillén’s brother recalled.<p>But when it came to helping others, …

Immigration

Charlie Gard's parents set up foundation with $1.7 million in donations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the past six months, $1.7 million in donations has poured into the treatment fund for Charlie Gard, a British baby whose life was the subject of a legal tug of war in British courts before his death in July.<p>His parents are now using the money to start a foundation to help other …

Want to Invest in the $6 Billion Marijuana Industry? Here Are 3 Stocks You Can Buy

No need to start growing in your basement--there are easier ways to cash in on legal weed.<p>bvThere's no question, legal marijuana is a growth industry, in every sense of the word. Legal cannabis sales reached $6.7 billion in 2016, and experts predict that number may triple now that California has …

The Most Hilarious And Poignant Signs From The March For Science

All over the country yesterday (Earth Day!), tens of thousands took to the streets to protest the Trump administration’s lack of support and (in some cases) downright disdain of science. With huge proposed budget cuts to agencies like the EPA and the Department of Health and Human Services, many …

adidas Originals Gives the NMD_R1 Primeknit a Gum Makeover

A good old gum outsole never goes out of fashion, and that’s why you won’t find us complaining about adidas Originals’ recent spate of releases.<p>After …

Chinatown Drops New Bootleg Mickey 8-Ball Nylon Bomber Jacket

In following up on the release of the Bootleg Mouse White Pullover Hoodie, LA newcomers Chinatown deliver their new Bootleg Mickey 8-Ball Nylon …

The 10 Best Fights to Close Out 2016

We are in the final quarter of 2016, and the UFC schedule is bananas. Or, as the kids like to say these days, lit.<p>It's so lit, in fact, that while choosing the top 10 fights remaining on the schedule, we left several title fights off the list. You won't see Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson or the …