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The Yearlong Retirement Party

A<i>nthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are the future of the Cubs. David Ross? He’s retiring at the end of the season.</i> The Players’ Tribune <i>caught up with the</i> …

Why your take on A-Rod and his retirement sucks

Everyone has strong opinions on Alex Rodriguez, but they're mostly nonsense.


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Hungarian swimmer’s husband goes absolutely nuts cheering her on

Imagine someone you know was in the Olympics. Imagine how you'd behave if you got to go there to cheer them on.<p>I suppose it would probably be exactly like that. Katinka Hosszu's husband is just like the rest of us. What a fan.

Allen Iverson was asked about practice again, and his response was hilarious

It’s been 14 years since Allen Iverson cemented himself in sports immortality with his press conference comments about practice, and now he’s answering questions about it again. During a press conference on Friday night the 2001 NBA MVP was asked if he still feels the same way about practice. His …

Alex Rodriguez is retiring in the only way that makes sense

After next week, Alex Rodriguez won't be a baseball player anymore. If it feels sudden, that's because it had to.<p>It had to be like this. It’s easy to say that now, in retrospect, after Alex Rodriguez already had the emotional press conference in which he announced that he would retire next week. …

The NFL removed the part of Orlando Pace’s speech where he thanked St. Louis

The uploaded version of Pace’s Hall of Fame speech left out one big part. The NFL said it was a “technical error.”<p>St. Louis Rams legend Orlando Pace gave a great speech on Saturday night for his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was especially great for recently abandoned football …

Juan Martin del Potro began his day stuck in an elevator, then beat No. 1 Novak Djokovic

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina had quite a day on Sunday at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He started his day stuck in Olympic Village for nearly an hour too long.<p>Then he went out and upset the No. 1 tennis player in the world, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 7-6(4), 7-6(2) on Sunday to …

Olympic fencing fans have adopted one of England's best and funniest soccer chants

This is wonderful.<p>If you don't want <i>Will Grigg's on fire, your defense is terrified</i> stuck in the head the rest of the day, skip this video. But honestly, you really should watch that. It's a chant that has made it all the way to Rio, so you know it's great.<p>These are French fans chanting it for sabre …

Leslie Jones’ Olympics Tweets Are So Intense, NBC Invited Her to Rio

It was about time comedian Leslie Jones had a good experience with Twitter. Following her run-in with a racist mob led by Milo Yiannopoulos, Jones …

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No One Knows What To Make Of The Lifeguard At The Olympic Pool

The old adage says it’s better to be safe than sorry, and that is true. However, there are certain times when being cautious can go a little too far, and the 2016 Rio Olympics are a prime example.<p>The elite swimmers who have trained their entire lives to make it to the Olympics have probably spent …


Possibly the best photo to come out of the Rio Olympics yet

With almost 10,000 retweets so far, and a similar number of likes, Twitter user @CJBForHeisman deserves a social media gold medal.<p>If you ever feel …

Leo DiCaprio Just Won a Silver Medal at the 2016 Olympics

Or, at least, people seem to think he just did.<p>On Saturday, three-time Olympian Brady Ellison helped the U.S. win a silver medal in archery, but rather than focus on this incredible accomplishment, the internet instead totally freaked out after realizing he bears a striking resemblance to Leonardo …

The ‘Today Show’ Hosts Got Uncomfortably Handsy With The Internet’s Favorite Tongan Olympic Athlete

Tongan Olympic flag bearer Pita Taufatofua stole the hearts and impure thoughts of people all across the world during the Opening Ceremony by walking through Maracana Stadium oiled and shirtless. You would think a grown man’s exposed nipples and muscly chest would have been newsworthy for less than …

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Why the Olympics Accidentally Sparked Hannah Montana Reboot Rumors

The Rio Olympics are in full swing, with all of us at home (including celebs) cheering on the athletes as hard as their families in the stands (have you seen baby Boomer Phelps and Aly Raisman’s parents, because OMG!). And while you may be caught up in the medal count and fierce competition (and …

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Adam Peaty's Grandma Just Won Olympics Twitter

Adam Peaty won gold at the Olympics on Sunday, but it was his grandma that stole the show.<p>Peaty, 21, took first place in the men's 100m breaststroke …

Aly Raisman's Nervous Parents Can't Handle Pressure of Watching Her Rio Olympics Routine

Aly Raisman is calm, cool and collected during competition, but her parents put every gut-wrenching emotion on display from the sidelines.<p>After …


Watch John Oliver Mock NBC's Depressing Rio Olympics Coverage

'Last Week Tonight' host makes fun of 'Today' show anchors for "point[ing] out everything that's wrong" with countries during the Opening Ceremony<p>NBC …


Emiliano Grillo says he may miss Olympics golf event after airline loses his clubs

Find Grillo's clubs!<p>Emiliano Grillo is one of the top young stars on the PGA Tour. The Argentinian is from that heralded 2011 high school class that has already put up a handful of Tour wins and includes Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, among others. Grillo is a solid pick to medal this week and …

What is Michael Phelps listening to on his trademark Olympics headphones?

Beyond the Rio 2016 Games, music is a ritual for Phelps: ‘I have walked out to race with my headphones on throughout my whole career’<p>Seconds before diving into the pool for his impressive leg of the 4x100m relay final on Sunday, Michael Phelps was still wearing his headphones.<p>The music is something …

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