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Soon-to-open Sports Academy is an all-in-one facility for athletes

Inside a renovated industrial complex in Thousand Oaks is the makings of a Southern California sports experiment.<p>The Sports Academy, scheduled to open this month, aims to be the sports version of Wal-Mart and Costco — a one-stop, one-shop place for athletes of all ages and sizes to train, practice, …

13 Sports Stars Who Knew When to Say Goodbye

When do you know the right time to say goodbye? It's a question that countless athletes have pondered when their careers came to an end.<p>Sometimes, sports stars get it right. They leave on their own terms.<p>The focus here was bringing some of the best endings into the light. That could mean anything …

Conor McGregor Announces Retirement and Blows up the World

The mystery behind one man’s private, very public decision.<p>Artwork by Grimoire<p>Trying to navigate all the speculating, cryptic messaging, spotty reporting, and lurid insinuations that have flooded the Internet since UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced to the world yesterday that he …

You Say You Got Some Sports Thing That's Worth Insanely Stupid Money? Okay, Pal, Prove It

Once upon a time, sports memorabilia was a fun little incidental sideline for kids. Your favorite player signed a baseball. Cool!<p>These days, sports memorabilia sometimes feels like it's a bigger American industry than automobile production.<p>And so we get a TV series like <i>Sports Detectives</i>, which …

Four Insights on How Brands Can Connect with Women in the Changing World of Sport

<i>By Pedro Avery, Global CEO at Havas Sports & Entertainment</i><p>A look at the numbers around women and how they are represented in sport and sport marketing can be discouraging. According to a recent documentary by an American sport research foundation, 40% of all athletes are women, yet they receive 4% …

Coach Mike Woodson Punches DeAndre Jordan In The Jaw To Pump Him Up

Coach Mike Woodson Punches DeAndre Jordan In The Jaw To Pump Him Up<p><b>David AstramskasAbout the Author<br>David AstramskasAka VincentDa & RedApples fka</b> …

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MLS announces new deal with Fuji TV, expands Le Sports partnership

It will be easier than ever to watch Major League Soccer games from East Asia, as the league announced on Thursday new and expanded television …

Conor McGregor: 'I am not retired,' still ready to go for UFC 200

Conor McGregor has released a statement saying that he is not retiring, but wants to cut back on the promotional tours to prepare for his …