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Pizza Hut Builds A Life-Size, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower

Paramount Pictures’ new reboot of <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> is almost here. This is a film that will try to pull off the modern comic book movie feat of winning over kids while giving parents a full nostalgic nerdgasm. To that end, Pizza Hut and agency MRY have taken the hype for the August 8 …

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Baylor's Isaiah Austin Partners with the Marfan Foundation: 'I Feel Like It's My Calling'

The NBA draft didn’t go the way anyone expected for Baylor University star player Isaiah Austin – least of all him.<p>The power forward was diagnosed …

Prince Fielder’s Demi Moore Moment: World Loses It Over Athlete Without Six-Pack

The Internet went crazy over the Major League Baseball player’s naked body on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. And why? Because the cult of the …

102 Years of Tour de France Globalization

This year is the 102nd edition of the Tour de France. What was once a predominantly French race—created to up the sales of the sports newspaper <i>L’Auto</i>—is now a global competition, with riders from 34 countries joining the race. Here’s a geographic look at every rider, every race.<p>By Xaquín G.V., …

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Michael Jordan-Worn Sneakers Are Fetching $15,000 in Online Auction

If you have ever wanted to own a pair of shoes that Michael Jordan has worn <i>and</i> have piles of cash sitting around in your house, you are in luck. Someone is auctioning off a pair of 1996 Nike Air Jordan XI LOW PE shoes on eBay.<p>The Chicago Bulls-themed Air Jordans are a size 13.5.<p>In case you wanted …

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Russell Westbrook Launches His Own Line of Sunglasses 'Westbrook Frames'

Russell Westbrook has always been one to try to set a fashion trend, so it should come as no surprise that he is giving the fashion industry a shot.<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder star already has a deal as an underwear model, and now, he has come out with his own line of sunglasses.<p>All of Westbrook's …

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Andrew Wiggins, No. 1 pick, signs Adidas shoe contract

Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the June draft, has reached a shoe and apparel deal with Adidas, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports.<p>The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the deal until it was …

San Francisco Giants considering ban on culturally insensitive attire

The San Francisco Giants are considering a policy that could prohibit fans from wearing items such as fake headdresses in what American Indian activist Suzan Shown Harjo believes would be a first for a major-league sports franchise.<p>The proposed policy, which is still in the working stages, could …

Michael Sam Talks Coming Out, Boyfriend Vito Cammisano In Intimate Out Magazine Interview

New NFL recruit Michael Sam opens up about his relationship with boyfriend Vito Cammisano in an intimate new interview with Out magazine -- and, as it turns out, it was anything but love at first sight.<p>"We didn’t start off as huge fans of each other," Sam tells writer Christopher Glazek in the …

Brazil's image shattered, says Maradona

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup semi-final was a “hammer-blow” that has damaged the hosts’ image around the world, Argentine great Diego Maradona said.<p>Retired Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona gestures during a news conference in Sao Paulo …

NBA announces $63.065 million salary cap for 2014-15 season

The NBA salary cap is again on the rise and team will have a record amount to work with next season.<p>NBA teams are busying trying to create and spend their salary cap space in free agency and now they know exactly how much they are working with. The league announced the salary cap for the 2014-15 …

NFL Players Assn. collusion case reinstated against NFL

The NFL on Friday was handed its second legal setback of the week as the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decision that had closed the door on a collusion claim by the NFL Players Assn.<p>The players union had accused the league of colluding during the uncapped year of 2010 in order to …

Florida law seeks to change rules for Cuban baseball players | Reuters

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Major League Baseball must allow players in Cuba to sign contracts directly with professional teams in the United States in order to receive tax breaks in Florida under a new law signed by Governor Rick Scott on Friday.<p>Florida Governor Rick Scott greets an attendee in …

Protests mar opening World Cup game

Some 200 protesters had gathered to demonstrate under the banner “<i>Without Rights, There Won’t Be A World Cup</i>,” which had been organized via Facebook.<p>Clashes were also witnessed in Rio de Janiero, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Brasilia.<p>Armed riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at …

Brazil World Cup 2014 Is Set to Be a Betting Bonanza—but at What Cost?

As predictable as a Gary Lineker tweet, an Alan Hansen denouncement of anyone who "writes off the Germans" and a limp quarter-final exit in a major football tournament by England, is the collective media clairvoyance predicting an imminent billion-pound betting bonanza at the World Cup in …

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Red Bull sent a dude to do bike tricks in an abandoned city

Danny MacAskill is the king of street trials cycling and his new video is mind-boggling.<p>Extreme sports videos have come a long way since fish-eye lenses and "Blitzkrieg Bop." Trials cyclist Danny MacAskill has raised the bar, producing high-concept pieces along with Red Bull that are as much about …

LeBron James says NBA players feel no members of Donald Sterling's family should own Clippers

LeBron James understands it will take time, but he wants Donald Sterling out of the NBA.<p>And he said Sunday that players believe nobody in Sterling's family should be able to own the Los Angeles Clippers if he's gone.<p>Sterling has been banned for life for making racist comments and Commissioner Adam …

Shelly Sterling wants to maintain ownership of Clippers, according to report

As the NBA works to remove Donald Sterling from ownership of the Clippers, Shelly Sterling is determined to remain in power.<p>Donald Sterling's wife and Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling is hoping to maintain ownership of the team despite the NBA's plans to force her husband to give up …

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Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on racial preferences in university admissions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made clear that states are free to prohibit the use of racial considerations in university admissions, upholding Michigan’s constitutional amendment banning affirmative action.<p>By a vote of 6 to 2, the court concluded that it was not up to judges to overturn the 2006 …

Zing! Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

<b>(CNN) -</b> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.<p>The morning after Letterman was joined by his successor Steve Colbert on "The Late Show," Christie made his excitement for Letterman's departure …

Boehner mocks GOP colleagues on immigration reform

<b>MADISON TOWNSHIP</b> House Speaker John Boehner theatrically mocked his fellow Republican Congressmen for being afraid to reform immigration policy when …

Nike Ad Induces World Cup Fever Without Mentioning the Tourney Once

Nike released a new World Cup ad on Friday, and predictably enough, it's freaking excellent.<p>Let's take a deeper dive.<p>Starring Cristiano Ronaldo, …

Northwestern Is Doing Everything It Can to Stop Its Football Team from Unionizing

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Northwestern football players are set to vote on Friday to decide whether the team will take the …

The threat of a football union has the NCAA talking

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Michael Kors Beating European Brands on Their Home Turf

<b>PARIS, France —</b> Sophie Fiszman, a Paris finance executive with a taste for fashion, used to stick to European brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci. No …

Raising the minimum wage: Good idea or bad idea?

April 04, 2014 | 4:57 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/04/your-money/ask-money/raising-minimum-wage-good-idea-or-bad-idea/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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