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Michael Bradley needs help and the USMNT's diamond needs another game

Jurgen Klinsmann's diamond midfield makes sense as a concept, but only if the right players are around Michael Bradley.<p>Michael Bradley is the United States' best and most creative player. He's great on the ball, he's an excellent passer, he's exceptionally fit and he works hard defensively. Jurgen …

Devonta Freeman Showing He's More Than Just a Change-of-Pace Back

Link to Media<p>Genghis Khan was 5’8” and weighed 170 pounds, according to the wiki Deadliest Warrior, a site that also claimed he never lost a battle in his life. Joseph Stalin, according to HistoryOfRussia.org, was approximately 5’5”, while Napoleon Bonaparte was of similar stature to Stalin, …

Football (U.S.)

8 Biggest Surprises from NFL Rookie Camps

Link to Media<p>Rookie minicamps generally begin immediately following the NFL draft and are designed for teams to have a quick first look at their incoming rookies as they begin to plan for training camp. For undrafted players, it’s a fight to stay relevant. For draftees, it’s a get-to-know-you …

Football (U.S.)

NFL's best defensive lines: Rams, Panthers set to control the trenches in 2014

How do the NFL's best defensive lines stack up? Danny Kelly looks at the teams with potentially the most dominant fronts in 2014.<p>Big-time NFL free agency and the 2014 Draft are in the books. Some teams tried to fill holes with their offseason acquisitions and draft picks. Some teams doubled down on …

Miami Heat Standing on Verge of Impressive NBA Playoffs Accomplishment

Link to Media<p>INDIANAPOLIS — At first, Chris Bosh insisted that he felt no particular emotion after hitting his first couple of shots on Monday night. But then he relented, admitting that something did come over him as the ball kept going over the front rim and out the bottom of the basket.<p>"If you …

Basketball

Dez Bryant eyes long-term deal

IRVING, Texas -- Dez Bryant believes he has earned the right to rank among the NFL's highest-paid wide receivers and hopes to sign a long-term …

NFL

Heat close on NBA Finals return but will they face Spurs or Thunder?

Miami Heat close to NBA Finals return<p>The good news for the Indiana Pacers is that if they can extend the Eastern Conference Finals to seven games, they still have home court advantage for a "win or go home" Game 7. The bad news is that this advantage is looking more and more like it will be purely …

Chris Bosh Says He Wants to Remain with Miami Heat, Willing to Take Pay Cut

Link to Media<p>For the past four seasons, Chris Bosh has been living the sweet life with the Miami Heat, and he knows it.<p>He could opt out of his current contract and go searching for greener grass this summer, but why bother? What good is green grass compared to the white sands of South Beach?<p>For …

NBA

Charlie Whitehurst has lost his jersey number in arm wrestling defeat

Well, this is embarrassing.<p>Sometimes quarterbacks need to buy players lavish gifts or do them a service to take their number, when you're the backup for the Tennessee Titans things are a lot simpler — beat the punter in an arm wrestling competition.<p>Charlie Whitehurst failed at this task.<p>In his …

Jason Worilds, Steelers have had 'no productive talks' for potential long-term contract

It's looking more and more likely that Jason Worilds will play out the 2014 season on his transition tag.<p>Talks between the Pittsburgh Steelers and outside linebacker Jason Worilds on a potential long-term contract have been unproductive, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. …

Professor Hawking reveals how to win World Cup - Newsnight

The big 2014 Michigan football preview: Fragile, volatile, looking for a rebound

Awful offensive line play and youthful defensive mistakes turned a solid start into a feckless finish for Michigan in 2013. Can a more experienced Wolverines squad, replete with a new offensive coordinator, bounce back?<p><i>Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here.</i><p>1. The natives are …

Pistons' Jonas Jerebko will opt in for $4.5 million next season

Detroit Pistons reserve forward Jonas Jerebko will exercise his player option for next season and make $4.5 million.<p><b>More postseason coverage: Playoff</b> …

NBA

Tom Brady Era Isn't Ending Just Because Patriots Drafted Jimmy Garoppolo

Link to Media<p>The average retirement age of quarterbacks in the NFL Hall of Fame is 36. The New England Patriots future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady is going to be 37 in August.<p>According to the NFL Players Association, the average NFL career is approximately 3.5 years. Tom Brady is entering …

NFL

Russell Westbrook scores 40 as Thunder knot up series with Spurs

OKLAHOMA CITY -- While accepting the award for himself, Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook an MVP-caliber player.<p>And on Tuesday, Westbrook …

Basketball

David Ortiz Breaks Bat over His Knee out of Frustration After Groundout

As a designated hitter, David Ortiz should take care of his bat—unless it fails him.<p>Big Papi weakly grounded out to first base during Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Instead of hustling down the line, the Boston Red Sox slugger waited for the perfect moment to take out his frustration on …

Baseball

Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Killed Two People Over A Spilled Drink

The former Patriots tight end plead not guilty to two charges of first-degree murder in a Massachusetts court.

Crime

Wanderlei Silva out vs. Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort in at UFC 175

The drama of the Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight has seen another turn. This time, the fight really is on hold.<p>Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) …

Dodgers place Carl Crawford on DL, call up Jamie Romak

The Dodgers called up Jamie Romak from triple-A Albuquerque to replace<p>Carl Crawford, who was placed on the disabled list because of a sprained left ankle.<p>This is the first major league call up for Romak, 28, who was batting .272 with 13 home runs and 30 runs batted in in Albuquerque.<p>Romak has …

Baseball

SEC won't endorse early signing period -- but it has a plan anyway

The SEC is still against an early signing period, but if it's going to happen, the league has a plan for a post-Thanksgiving signing date.<p><b>More</b> …

College Football

Associated Press News

LeBron makes right basketball play but wrong move in Game 5 loss

Paul George scored 37 points and LeBron James passed up the final shot, passing to Chris Bosh for a miss that sealed the Pacers' 93-90 victory …

Paul George