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Marshawn Lynch and Skittles Reportedly Reach Endorsement Agreement

When Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch takes center stage at Super Bowl XLVIII, expect there to be as much talk about Skittles as there is about his on-field performance. Credit that to the endorsement agreement the eccentric star reached with the popular candy brand, according to ESPN's …

Marshawn Lynch snubs reporters

NEWARK, N.J. -- Marshawn Lynch showed up at Super Bowl media day. Barely.<p>The Seattle Seahawks running back, who wasn't given a podium, spoke to the …

Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day: Percy Harvin 'ready to play,' thinks he can be a factor

At Tuesday's Super Bowl Media Day, Percy Harvin said he's ready to play.<p>Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is ready to play in the Super Bowl, but nobody is quite sure what to expect from him. Among his believers, though, is Harvin himself. He said that he "can be a factor in this game," …

Kevin Durant Becomes First Player Since 2003 with 11 Consecutive 30-Point Games

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 41 points in Monday's win over the Atlanta Hawks, becoming the first NBA player since Tracy McGrady in 2003 to score at least 30 points in 11 consecutive games in the same season.<p>Durant matched T-Mac's accomplishment in stylish fashion, hitting 15 …

Emile Heskey, ladies and gentlemen.

Pau Gasol vents after latest defeat

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Forget all the storied history. Reality is starting to set in with the Los Angeles Lakers about just how far the mighty have …

Basketball

Super Bowl XLVIII morning briefing: Demaryius Thomas wants Richard Sherman to cover him

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas isn't afraid of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, and hopes he draws his coverage during the Super Bowl.<p>There's been plenty of talk about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and his personality of late. Part of that personality is his …

Super Bowl XLVIII: Early Predictions for NFL's Title Game

We're officially one week away from Super Bowl XLVIII, and the last game of the 2014 season is shaping up to be an epic one, as the two best teams in the regular season—the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks—will play for the Lombardi Trophy.<p>Denver steamrolled through the regular season behind its …

NFL plays of the week: Conference madness

Colin Kaepernick is pure energy, just like the Broncos mascot is.<p>The dust settled, whistles were blown and the Super Bowl matchup is set. Now it's time to look back on the games that were and see who made the best plays of the conference championship round.<p>JUMP PASS (caps required)<p>A great GIF tells …

Percy Harvin injury: Seattle WR expected to practice Wednesday

Percy Harvin was on the sideline for the victory in the NFC Championship over the San Francisco 49ers that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl, but he may be on his way toward participating in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. On Monday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told …

Michelle Obama dunks on the Heat at White House

AIR FLOTUS!<p>The weird thing is that Chris Bosh was nowhere to be see—<p>Oh, there he is.<p>Update! Here is Gus Johnson calling the First Lady's dunk<p>Update x2! NBA Jam edition!<p>(GIF via SB Nation's @zohf)<p>Update x3! Important Stat here.

2014 Super Bowl, daily briefing: Early favorites

Ratings are up in the NFL, but don't expect Tom Brady to contribute to the high numbers on Super Bowl Sunday.<p>If championship Sunday in the NFL was any indication, Super Bowl XLVIII should have plenty of viewers.<p>Ratings for both the AFC Championship Game and the NFC Championship were up from a year …

Buccaneers GM search down to 3 candidates

Jason Licht, Marc Ross and Lake Dawson look to be the three candidates to fill the general position of the Buccaneers.<p>The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look as though they are down to three candidates for their vacant general manager position after Lionel Vital announced at the Senior Bowl that he will stay …

Super Bowl 2014 Predictions: Projecting Stats for Stars in Seahawks vs. Broncos

With the two consensus favorites meeting in the Super Bowl, there is certainly no shortage of star power between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.<p>With so many strength vs. strength matchups, it's extremely difficult to project who might win the epic tug of war between Peyton Manning and …

Super Bowl 2014: Denver still haunted by a 2009 trade

Alphonso Smith won't be on the field in the Super Bowl, but his impact on the game will be noticeable with Earl Thomas leading Seattle's defense.<p>On the surface, it was just one of nearly 100 trades made involving 2009 NFL Draft picks. The Denver Broncos targeted a player they liked early in the …

The 7 most desperate NBA teams as the trade deadline approaches

What makes a team desperate? Which teams currently fit that definition? If you answered "unfilled expectations" and "the Knicks," you're right! The Hook looks at six more teams under the gun.<p>We have already seen two major moves (Rudy Gay, Luol Deng) and a scad of minor trades this season. But with …

Tyson Chandler says the Nets 'out-schemed' New York

Tyson Chandler was not happy with how the Knicks approached the Nets on Monday, strategically speaking.<p>As if the 103-80 blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Martin Luther King Day wasn't bad enough on its own, New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler blamed the defeat on a poor game plan after Monday …

Pro Bowl 2014 draft, Day 1: Captain selections and 1st picks scheduled for Tuesday

The Super Bowl isn't for two weeks, but the Pro Bowl will help to fill the void this week. Unlike previous seasons, the 2014 Pro Bowl isn't conference affiliated, so the roster selection will be unique.<p>The Pro Bowl usually serves as a meager appetizer for Super Bowl-hungry football fans, but the …

Super Bowl 2014: Analyzing Broncos Defense Versus Seahawks Offense

<b>Super Bowl XLVIII</b><p><b>Date:</b> Sunday, Feb. 2<p><b>Time:</b> 6:25 p.m. ET<p><b>Where:</b> MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, N.J.<p><b>TV:</b> FOX<p><b>Live Stream:</b> Foxsports.com<p>Prepare yourself for an entire two weeks of Super Bowl storylines centered on the high-powered offense of the Denver Broncos going up against the stifling defense of …

Julio Jones on track for Falcons return

Jones missed the last 11 games of the 2013 season and the Falcons struggled in his absence.<p>Julio Jones missed the majority of the 2013 season with a foot injury, but the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver is expected to be cleared to return for the team in time to participate in spring practices, …

Under Armour signs Notre Dame

Notre Dame and Under Armour announced Tuesday that they have agreed to the most valuable shoe and apparel contract in college sports history.<p>The …

Super Bowl XLVIII national anthem will be performed by Renee Fleming

The acclaimed opera singer will be performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year.<p>The NFL has confirmed that opera singer Renee Fleming will perform the national anthem for the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey. The national anthem performance will be televised on FOX as part of the pregame …

Jason Licht Named General Manager of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Three weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers landed their new head coach in Lovie Smith. Now, they have their general manager, too, as the team announced the hiring of Jason Licht.<p>Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com provides a statement from Buccaneers Co-Chairman Joel Glazer discussing the hiring:<p>“We are …

Gase withdraws from Browns' search

The Cleveland Browns are moving on with their coaching search after Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase reportedly withdrew his name from …

NFL

Richard Sherman Explains Actions After 2014 NFC Championship in MMQB Column

You've heard the rant. Now, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has offered insight into his much-discussed postgame interview with Fox Sports' Erin Andrews, in which he excoriated San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree.<p>In a first-person column for The MMQB, Sherman indicated that …

Georgia claims Russia grabbed Abkhazia land

Georgia has accused Moscow of moving Russia's border with Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia deeper into the disputed territory ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in nearby Sochi.<p>The Foreign Ministry of Georgia said in a statement on Tuesday that it was deeply concerned "over the decision of the …

Edward Snowden in Glasgow University rector contest

US intelligence whistleblower agrees to stand in university contest after being contacted by students.<p>Edward Snowden has agreed to stand as a candidate for rector at one of the UK's oldest universities, it emerged today.<p>A group of students at the University of Glasgow said he agreed to stand and …

Systematic killing evidence in Syria just tip of iceberg - aid agencies

The cache of evidence smuggled out of Syria showing the "systematic killing" of 11,000 detainees in Syrian jails may only be the tip of the iceberg, international aid agencies have said.<p>The International Committee of the Red Cross, UN bodies and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly complained of …

Why Roll7 brought OlliOlli to PS Vita instead of iOS

<i>OlliOlli</i>, the 2D skateboarding game from indie studio Roll7, launches today on PlayStation Vita, but it was originally intended to be an iOS game, said creative director John Ribbins in an interview with Gamasutra.<p>Roll7 had put together an iOS prototype of <i>OlliOlli</i>, which was even more difficult …