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The AFC Playoff Blender

Who are the winners and losers in the aftermath of Thursday night's Broncos-Chargers game?<p>Well, while the bottom of the AFC playoff picture is wide …

World Cup 2014: Germany reveal plans for custom-built training base to minimise travel times around Brazil

Germany plan to construct a bespoke training base for the World Cup in Brazil to assuage fears about the travel time between matches<p><b>Germany</b> are hoping to steal a march on their <b>World Cup</b> rivals by constructing a purpose-built training base from scratch for the finals in Brazil.<p>While <b>England</b> have …

Kobe Bryant Preparing to Play Point Guard, Do Everything

There was cautious optimism surrounding Kobe Bryant's return from the torn Achilles that cut short his 2012-13 campaign.<p>As badly as the Los Angeles Lakers wanted their wounded warrior back, there was an understandable worry about the 35-year-old pushing himself too hard, too fast.<p>According to the …

Basketball

Colts linebacker helped a stranded motorist, then drove him to finish his errands

Indianapolis Colts veteran linebacker Andy Studebaker may be getting a few more presents from Santa this year after he was the nicest of all to a motorist stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car and errands left to run.<p>From a post to the Colts Facebook page from Tyler Jones:<p>Andy …

Johnny Manziel Didn't Vote Himself No. 1 on Heisman Trophy Ballot

Johnny Manziel has become one of the most polarizing figures in the sports world due to his confident personality and off-field antics.<p>According to Matt Murschel of the <i>Orlando Sentinel</i>, however, the man everyone knows as “Johnny Football” isn’t too full of himself. At least, not when it comes to …

College Football

World Cup 2014: Construction worker dies at Arena Amazonia in Manaus where England will play Italy

Brazilian construction worker dies after falling nearly 35 metres from the roof of the stadium in Manaus, adding to safety work as country rushes preparations for next summer's World Cup<p>A construction worker died in Manaus on Saturday at the stadium where England will begin their World Cup campaign …

Charles Barkley Talks Future Plans, 'Strained' Relationship with Michael Jordan

Charles Barkley has quickly become a favorite on-air personality of just about every NBA fan, but that doesn't mean he plans to stay in the television game forever. He has bigger plans in mind, which is one of many insights he revealed to Rachel Nichols during an interview that will air on Dec. …

Charles Barkley

2013 Heisman Trophy Finalists' Pro Comparisons

A field of six finalists was announced for the Heisman Trophy earlier this week, the largest group of candidates since 1994.<p>College football diehards know all six of the players well, but to NFL fans who simply skim college news for draft research, a couple of names might be head-scratchers. …

College Football

Dennis Rodman to train North Korea's basketball team

The Hall of Famer is continuing his exploits in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.<p>Dennis Rodman will travel to North Korea next week to train the North Korean basketball team, along with a group of Americans, according to the Associated Press.<p>Rodman has previously visited North Korea and …

Manchester City vs. Arsenal: Final score 6-3; City cruise past the leaders

League-leading Arsenal ran into the buzzsaw that is Manchester City's home form, losing 6-3 in yet another City rout.<p>Arsenal came into Manchester knowing that the match against City represented a serious test of their title credentials. Ninety minutes later, Arsenal saw their lead at the top of the …

Cleared for practice

The news that we've been waiting to hear all year has arrived. Rajon Rondo has been cleared by Dr. James Andrews for full contact in practice.<p>Rondo …