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Stephen Curry's essential confidence

The MVP's game is built on an unshakable belief in his abilities.<p>The Warriors are nearly as adept at winning hearts and minds as they are basketball games. There's a sense of wonderment about them that seems too good to be true. It's the same reason why we ask ourselves every day if the Spurs, …

Colin Kaepernick 'absolutely' will be on 49ers' roster when his huge 2016 salary kicks in, GM says

Colin Kaepernickappeared to be finished as a San Francisco 49er midway through last season when he was benched in favor ofBlaine Gabbert.<p>After all, a base salary of $11.9 million seems a bit much to pay a guy who will be riding the bench all season.<p>That's how much Kaepernick is guaranteed to make …

NFL

Kobe Bryant says Steph Curry is the 'toughest' player to guard in NBA

Kobe praises Steph and says he is currently the "toughest" player to guard in the league.<p>Leading the league in scoring and shooting a ridiculous 45.5 …

Basketball

Stephen Curry Slings Lob from Half Court to Andre Iguodala for Alley-Oop

Stephen Curry is fun.<p>During the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ preseason game with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night in Anaheim, California, the reigning MVP slung an underhanded lob from half court to Andre Iguodala, who promptly threw down a two-handed slam.<p>Iggy raised the …

Basketball

Manchester United Transfer News: Lionel Messi Rumours Emerge Amid Barcelona Talk

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is reportedly preparing to leave the Catalan giants with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea among those hoping to tempt the superstar into a sensational switch to the Premier League.<p>According to the <i>Sun</i>'s Martin Lipton (via the <i>Mirror</i>), the forward "is ready to …

Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo Is the Only Footballer on List of Most Valuable Athlete Brands

Cristiano Ronaldo's brand might seem, to football fans at least, like the pinnacle of sporting achievement, but it appears the Real Madrid and Portugal star has a while to go before usurping his colleagues in other sports.<p>Three-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo is the only footballer in <i>Forbes</i>' list …

Soccer

Detroit Lions' Season Outlook After Securing First Win

A single win can define a season, galvanizing a team that's persevered through a set of particularly dire circumstances.<p>No, the Detroit Lions probably didn't find such a turning point in their win over the Chicago Bears, although MLive Media Group scribe Justin Rogers did make a startling …

Football (U.S.)

Fantasy Football Week 7 Rankings: Top Players and Matchups for All Positions

This is a tough week for fantasy owners as a slew of the top fantasy players are on bye. That means you'll need to get creative on the waiver wire, yes, but it also means you'll need to nail your lineup selections and ensure you get the most bang for your buck at every position.<p>I'm here to help. …

Fantasy Football

Five take-aways from the Clippers' 130-95 exhibition victory over Golden State

The<p>Clippersplayed theGolden State Warriors, so of course there was going to be fallout.<p>Eight technical fouls between the teams — including five on the Clippers and the ejection of<p>Chris Paul— served as a prelude to further animosity after the Clippers’ 130-95 victory Tuesday night atStaples …

Basketball

Madrid and PSG draw in Champions League; City wins late

MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic struggled as Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid played to a lackluster 0-0 draw in the …

Soccer

Thankfully these hideous Cavaliers jerseys were just a joke

Wednesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert posted three new uniforms on Twitter, claiming that one would be introduced as a new part of the Cavs' rotation.<p>They were extremely beautiful, in the sense that there's no need to throw out grandma's old couch when you can reupholster it into …

Basketball

USA vs. Brazil Women's Soccer: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Friendly

A late equalizer in the 85th minute from Carli Lloyd ensured the United States women's national team stayed unbeaten during its World Cup victory tour with a 1-1 draw against Brazil on Wednesday night in Seattle.<p>The Brazilians were by far the toughest challenge for the United States on this tour …

Costa Rica

Chip Kelly praises 'complete quarterback' Cam Newton

There's no doubting the talent of Cam Newton at this point. He's led the Carolina Panthers to a 5-0 start and seems to be playing the best football of his career. With that being said, plenty of people are taking notice, including Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.<p>The Eagles are set to …

NFL

Harry Douglas Says Julio Jones Has a Chance to Be Greatest Player in NFL History

Atlanta Falcons superstar Julio Jones may very well be the best wide receiver in the NFL right now, but a former teammate believes he has a chance to be the greatest overall player the sport of football has ever seen.<p>Tennessee Titans wideout Harry Douglas—who played alongside Jones with the Falcons …

NFL