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This former NFL player lost $2 million in 90 days

At the peak of his post-NFL career, Marques Ogden was worth $4 million.<p>But by the spring of 2013, the former-player-turned-developer had lost everything<b>.</b><p>His once-thriving business had failed, his home was foreclosed on, his two cars were repossessed and his credit was shot. With just $1,800 in his …

NFL

The Boston Red Sox's $17 million third baseman is being benched for a 25-year-old

In his place, the Red Sox are starting Travis Shaw, a 25-year-old who's only played one season and is making $500,000 this year.<p>Farrell said of the move, "For right now to start the season this is what's best for our team."<p>Sandoval had a disappointing first season with the Red Sox last year after …

Boston Red Sox

New Star Wars documentary released

"Star Wars" actor John Boyega talked about the "cool" and "crazy" experience of joining the sci-fi franchise and working with a new director on "Episode VIII" on Tuesday.<p>Boyega was attending the UK gala screening of "Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey", a documentary on the making of …

Batfleck begins: Ben Affleck 'has written his own Batman movie'

Hollywood A-lister has won guarded praise for his turn as Gotham’s dark knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and looks set to continue in the role<p>Ben Affleck has written his own Batman movie, but is only currently contracted to play the caped crusader in two forthcoming Justice League …

An NFL Prospect Was Asked if He'd Use a Knife or a Gun to Kill Someone

The draft gets stranger every day.<p>Team representatives at the NFL combine are notorious for asking draft prospects insane questions, but a recent question directed toward former LSU safety Jalen Mills might take the cake. In an interview with <i>CBS Sports</i> Mills said he was asked, "If you wanted to …

Mets’ Noah Syndergaard could slide into this year’s Cy Young award race

By Neil Greenberg<p>, Reporter<p>Opening Day kicks off on Sunday, and, not surprisingly, Clayton Kershaw is the overwhelming favorite to once again be named the National League Cy Young award winner. In the American League, it’s a toss up between Chris Sale, David Price and Corey Kluber.<p>But the past two …

Baseball

Brandon Crawford tells the story of how Bumgarner ate two Applebee's entrees by himself

Brandon Crawford has a nice little first-person account of his career so far in The Players Tribune today, but it's his story about teammate Madison Bumgarner that's truly jaw-dropping.<p>Crawford tells the tale of how he and MadBum ended up at an Applebee's in 2009 when they were playing for a Double …

Major League Baseball

Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Correa make the Houston Astros hard to beat

By Barry Svrluga<p>, Sports columnist<p><i>National baseball writer Barry Svrluga previews the upcoming season with a division-by-division rundown, in predicted order of finish. Today, the American League West.</i><p><b>1. Houston Astros</b><p><b>2015 record and finish:</b> 86-76, second, won wild-card game, lost division series …

Star Wars-style lava planet discovered close to Earth

With its 18-hour year, this bizarre lava-world underlines the incredible diversity of planets in our galaxy. And it’s a bit like Star Wars planet Mustafar<p>First they thought it was a water world, a planet larger than Earth covered in nothing but ocean. Then they thought it might be a diamond world, …

Nintendo denies Alison Rapp firing is linked to harassment campaign

Ousted marketing officer tweeted that she had been sacked due to outspoken views on feminism, which the company has denied<p>Nintendo has denied that an internet harassment campaign targeting one of its staff was related to its decision to fire her.<p>Alison Rapp, a marketing officer at Nintendo of …