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Brazil to order army into Rio slums as violence escalates before World Cup

The Brazilian authorities are poised to send the army into the slums of Rio de Janeiro less than three months before the World Cup. The move follows attacks on police that have resulted in the most tense standoff for years in the favelas.<p>The Rio state governor, Sérgio Cabral, has requested the …

Bayern Munich hit with partial stadium closure for homophobic banner

Bayern Munich have been sanctioned with a partial closure of their stadium for the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United after fans displayed a homophobic banner against Arsenal.<p>Uefa's control and disciplinary body ordered that the section of the stadium where the banner was …

Future NBA stars don't need their college coaches

Another year, another NCAA Tournament where top stars' teams bow out early and their self-serving head coaches try to convince them to delay their professional careers to work for free.<p>Why would Andrew Wiggins choose to pass up millions of dollars and freedom to work on his game full-time to watch …

Raiders open to Richie Incognito deal

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said Monday he would "have to think about" signing former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie …

Everton and Chang Announce Most Lucrative Sponsorship Deal in Club's History

Everton have announced a club-record shirt sponsorship deal with Chang that could be worth in excess of £16 million for the next three years.<p>The deal is the most lucrative in the club's 136-year history, and will commence at the beginning of next season, according to Everton's official …

Former Navy Football Player Found Not Guilty of Alleged Rape

Former Navy football player Joshua Tate was found not guilty of a sexual assault charge by a military judge, according to the Associated Press via the <i>Capital Gazette</i>.<p>According the report, Tate, who chose to face a judge rather than a military jury, was acquitted of "one count of aggravated sexual …

NCAA has net assets of $627 million, say records

The NCAA recorded a nearly $61 million surplus for its 2013 fiscal year, according to an audited financial statement the association released Thursday.<p>While the surplus is smaller than those the association had in each of its two previous years, this is third consecutive year in which the annual …

16 Former Athletes Who Are Still Cashing In

Who says that retirement has to be the end of collecting paychecks?<p>While most of us normal folks look forward to the day that we can leave our jobs and move down to Florida, some former athletes have proven that the big paydays still keep on coming.<p>So whether it's because of a contract that saw …

Michael Sam Writes Touching Open Letter To His Alma Mater

Michael Sam, the former Missouri defensive lineman poised to become the NFL's first openly gay player, appeared before NFL scouts during Mizzou's pro day on Thursday. But before the media could scrutinize his potential in the NFL, Sam took a moment to issue a heartfelt open letter to his alma mater.<p>…

Michael Sam in spotlight at Missouri's pro day

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd.<p>Scouts from more than 30 NFL teams, fans and media packed Missouri's training facilities Thursday to watch the former Tigers defensive end and 14 of his former teammates at the school's annual pro day.<p>A little over a month since Sam announced …

Jason Collins says he’s been the target of gay taunts from another player since joining Nets

Jason Collins has had a relatively quiet tenure since joining the Nets on Feb. 23, and that’s been viewed by almost everyone as a huge …