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Oscar Pistorius convicted of murder by appeals court

Oscar Pistorius

A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder. The appeals court overturned a lower court’s conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2013. The former track star is currently under house arrest at his uncle’s mansion in Pretoria. “The accused ought to have been found ...

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Adidas to help curb Native American mascots

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Adidas has announced an initiative to help high schools across the country drop Native American mascots. Adidas is offering free design resources to high schools that are looking to filter out Native American mascots, nicknames, imagery or symbolism.  They will also provide financial support to ensure the cost is not prohibitive. Sports can change lives. We’re honored to visit the ...

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Watch: Miami Hurricanes beat Duke on 8-lateral kick return

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The Miami Hurricanes received a Duke Blue Devils kickoff on the final play of regulation and proceeded to lateral the ball eight times before Corn Elder broke into the clear to score a 75-yard touchdown. The Hurricanes had to wait nine minutes to celebrate the 30-27 win as a flag flew and the play went into a review for officials to ...

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Detroit Lions RB spends 166 Pounds on Uber ride in England

Joique Bell

The Detroit Lions did not practice on Tuesday which means that many player traveled to London to spend their day off, and for running back Joique Bell it meant an expensive Uber ride. Bell picked up the tab for a 166 pound ride, which in the U.S. would cost $253.84.  Bell was waiting for teammate Theo Riddick before heading back ...

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EJ Manuel has lost NFL games in 3 countries

EJ Manuel

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is on the wrong side of NFL history following a 34-31 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday. Manuel was a first round pick in the NFL Draft by the Bills in 2013.  He has now made NFL history by becoming the first quarterback to lose a game in three different countries (United ...

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Enjoy it while it lasts, DFS for cash are on their way out the door

DraftKings

There we were, fantasy addicts of every kind, all congregating at the one place where personal format preferences didn’t matter. Standard, PPR, two-quarterbacks, all irrelevant in the land of one-week fantasy football and the sites that have become an embarrassingly important part of our lives. But then it happened—the first reports of alleged DFS misdoings, and more specifically, a DraftKings’ ...

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Chris Webber to teach at Wake Forest

chris webber

Former NBA All-Star Chris Webber is going to be a teacher at Wake Forest, according to NBA.com. Webber will teach in Wake Forest’s new master of arts sports storytelling program.  He will be a professor of practice in the university’s documentary film program.  Webber will teach a sports, race and society course when the program begins in the fall of ...

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Chris Rock calls Redskins ‘racist’ for treatment of RG3

Robert Griffin III

The Washington Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III are at odds with each other. Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin as the starter this season after the former second overall pick had a tumultuous preseason and a concussion.  After Thursday night’s loss to the Giants in which Cousins threw two interceptions and one touchdown, comedian Chris Rock expressed his opinion of the organization on ...

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World’s tallest man dwarfs 6-foot-11 Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who is 6-foot-11, looked short when he stood next to the tallest living male on the planet. Kanter tweeted out a picture of himself with Sultan Kosen, an 8’3″ Turkish man. With the World Tallest Man! (8’3) “Sultan Kosem” from Turkey. We should try to get him in @okcthunder @NBA @GWR Lol pic.twitter.com/77i0xl7xxO — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) ...

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James Harden celebrates birthday with Kanye and the Kardashians

James Harden

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden turned 26 on Wednesday, and he celebrated alongside his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, and her family. Kim Kardashian posted a picture of her husband, Kanye West, and mother, Kris Jenner, snoozing while Harden put bunny ears on the two. Rager!!!! pic.twitter.com/cYpPz6S43S — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 26, 2015 Happy Birthday Jaaaaaaaames!!!! pic.twitter.com/DDT5WvoadI — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) ...

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