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15 Things You Need To Know About Ronda Rousey

Now there are 17 female UFC fighters, and the women's bantamweight title fight is one of the signature events of UFC 168.<p>Ronda Rousey is a big reason for the sudden rise of the sport.<p>She defends her title against Miesha Tate in UFC 168 on Saturday in Las Vegas.<p>With her trash-talking personality, …

15-Year-Old Seventh Woods Scores 42 Points, Including 7 3-Pointers in a Quarter

Link to Media<p>Seventh Woods made a name for himself recently by throwing down a monster dunk, but now the 15-year-old phenom showed he can shoot the ball as well.<p>With his team trailing 56-31 after three quarters, Woods put his team on his back. The Hammond High School sophomore nailed seven …

Basketball

Anderson Silva says loss provides lessons for rematch

LAS VEGAS -- In victory and defeat, former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva remains a mystery.<p>His loss in July to Chris Weidman, Silva's first taste of defeat in more than seven years, left fans wondering whether the Brazilian superstar had taken the fight …

Mark Cuban: Jerseys too tight

DALLAS -- As far as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is concerned, the NBA committed a major fashion faux pas by having all 10 teams that played …

Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov's assault case dismissed

DENVER — The case against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov was dismissed Friday after facing a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly attacking his girlfriend.<p>Varlamov, 25, was charged with third-degree assault Nov. 22. The case was dismissed because prosecutors say they could not prove …

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy: I want the offense on my back vs. Bears

After only getting eight carries against the Vikings, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy wants the ball early and often against he Bears on Sunday …

Fantasy Football

Cowboys Fan Writes The One Of The Greatest Internet Comments Of All Time

The 7-7 Dallas Cowboys have pushed some fans to the brink.<p>On a post about the Cowboys-Packers game on Sports Illustrated, commenter "jimmymartinez" (a lifelong Cowboys fan) wrote one of the best incoherent Internet comments ever.<p>"I am a cowboy fan since i was a kid, i have never seen a quarterback …

NFL

Jets vs. Panthers 2013 odds: Carolina laying major points

Cam Newton and co. are expected to make the playoffs and can take a big step towards that goal with a win over the Jets.<p>On Sunday afternoon, the Carolina Panthers will play host to the New York Jets at Bank of America Field.<p>Going into the contest the Panthers are favored by 12.5 points at home, …

12 Reasons Why Mario Balotelli Is the Most Intriguing Player in the World

Love him or hate him, everyone has an opinion of Mario Balotelli.<p>He has become one of the most intriguing and exciting figures in world football, because of his emotionally intertwined past and his volcanic actions since then—dividing his followers into two very different camps.<p>Balotelli is now on …

Soccer

Wife Living a 'Nightmare' When Husband Dies After Fight in Stadium Parking

The wife of a Missouri man who mysteriously died outside a football stadium after getting into an altercation with another person says she can't …

Geno Smith believes struggles were due to 'playing like a robot'

The Jets rookie quarterback is trying to loosen up and develop further to close out 2013.<p>It took the better part of a season, but New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith believes he's decoded why he's been so inconsistent during his rookie season.<p>Mocking The Draft • 2014 NFL Mock Draft • 2014 NFL …

Marshall thinks Meriweather should be taken out of game completely

Brandon Marshall, one of the league's most physically imposing wideouts, thinks Brandon Meriweather needs an extended break from the game.<p>Redskins …

NFL

The Seahawks Effect, ELO Ratings, and Rex Ryan

The Legion of Boom Has Long-Term Effects.<p>In week 1, the Seahawks beat the Panthers. In week two, the Panthers lost to the Bills.<p>In week 2, Seattle …

NFL playoff scenarios for Broncos, Chiefs, Seahawks

With 12 weeks of the NFL season in the books, playoff scenarios have become a talking point. The Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle …

NFL

Rangers draft Russell Wilson

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Could Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson be a two-sport star? Does he want to play baseball after his NFL career …

Baseball

NFL QUARTERBACK POWER RANKINGS: Where All 32 Starters Stand Right Now

New York's QBs, on the other hand, are now trapped in the basement.<p>Our rating is a composite of three advanced stats: defense-adjusted yards (DYAR), total QB rating (QBR), and win probability added (WPA). Each stat accounts for one-third of the rating.