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2016 Fantasy Football Draft Day Dilemmas: Why I'm taking Cam Newton over Aaron Rodgers

Heath Cummings says he'd take Cam Newton over Aaron Rodgers, even with Jordy Nelson back.<p>While the movement to wait on selecting quarterbacks is …

Former Colts RB Zurlon Tipton dead after accidental shooting

Getty Images<p>The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office has announced that former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died in Michigan on Tuesday after …

Draymond Green Comments on NBA Finals Loss, Playing with Kevin Durant and More

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is gearing up for the Summer Olympics with Team USA but can still feel the sting from his team's Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.<p>On Monday, Green spoke about Golden State's failure to repeat as the champion, among other topics, …

Yankees prez blows up at trade deadline seller question

Randy Levine is tired of hearing the talk that the Yankees should be sellers at the trade deadline. The team’s president, when asked about it on …

While Carmelo Anthony recruits Kevin Durant, Phil Jackson can focus on other areas where Knicks need help

Since Phil Jackson is apparently fine with Carmelo Anthony serving as the de facto Knicks president during the recruitment of Kevin Durant, how come …

Lawyer withdraws from Manziel case after texting mishap

Getty Images<p>On Friday, the <i>Associated Press</i> published a text message that one of Johnny Manziel’s lawyers had accidentally sent to the news …

Ayesha Curry told people to stop meming her family, so of course she was inundated with memes

It seems Ayesha Curry has yet to learn one of the internet's most important rules: Do not feed the trolls.<p>On Sunday, Ayesha took to Twitter to ask people to please stop photoshopping Warriors star Steph Curry and his family into various anti-Dubs memes.<p>This was, as you might guess, a huge mistake. …

Basketball

Calvin Johnson says he retired because he's 'fed up' with football

Johnson said he could no longer take the daily grind of playing in the NFL.<p>When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement earlier this offseason, he kept his reasoning a secret. But now he's decided to open up about why he walked away from the game.<p>At his annual football camp Saturday, Johnson …

The Best Memes of Crying Athletes, Ranked

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Las Vegas has a new plan to build an NFL stadium, and the Raiders are mad about it

The public committee exploring the possibility of an NFL stadium in Las Vegas suddenly seems uncomfortable with a $750 million subsidy for the billionaires who want it.<p>Casino magnate wants Las Vegas to spend $750 million on sports stadium. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who spends a considerable …

NFL to Interview Players Connected to Al Jazeera America Report on PEDs

The NFL will be conducting interviews with three players who were tied to performance-enhancing drugs by an Al Jazeera America report from last December.<p>According to an article published on June 24 by Tom Pelissero of <i>USA Today</i>, NFL Senior Vice President of Labor Policy and League Affairs Adolpho …

Football: Wyatt Davis of St. John Bosco commits to Ohio State

He's big, strong, fearless, ambitious and determined to be the best.<p>That helps explain why standout senior offensive tackle Wyatt Davis of St. John Bosco announced on Friday he has committed to Ohio State.<p>It's major decision to leave Southern California but his goal is to be an NFL lineman, and no …

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How the Startup Behind Stephen Curry's Emoji App Makes Serious Cash

AppMoji has partnered with celebrities like Stephen Curry, Amber Rose, Rick Ross, and Wiz Khalifa. Soon, it will serve businesses, too.<p>A few years ago, the idea that a graphic icon of Stephen Curry--chewing on his mouth guard, or sweating profusely--could turn into a profitable business might have …

Can Todd Davis replace Danny Trevathan?

<i>It's that time of the year again. Mile High Report begins our annual 90 players in 90 days roster breakdown. Last year went fairly well, but starting</i> …

Maple Leafs officially unveil new uniforms

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Now <i>that’s</i> a hockey sweater.<p>It was a crisp, clean look the Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled here Friday night after selecting Auston …

Mantle's sons throw out first pitch on dad's night

NEW YORK -- David and Danny Mantle's childhood was full of trips to Major League stadiums, where they'd run around with all the other kids while …

Maple Leafs pick Auston Matthews first overall in NHL draft | The Star

BUFFALO—With top pick Auston Matthews now in the fold, the Toronto Maple Leafs believe they are doormats no longer.<p>To the surprise of no one, and to …

NHL Draft 2016: Live Results, Picks and Grades for Round 1

The first round of the 2016 NHL draft is in the books, and the Toronto Maple Leafs have themselves a new future top-line center in Auston Matthews.<p>As expected, the big pivot from Arizona was selected first overall, followed up by Finnish winger Patrik Laine at No. 2 to the Winnipeg Jets and …