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Dwayne Johnson sends message to USWNT before Women's World Cup final
Hours before the United States' game against Japan in the Women's World Cup final, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson paused a workout to send a message to the team.He still made this clear: "This is not a video to inspire you in any way. You guys are ...

Angler goes 1-on-1 with a giant shark after being knocked into the ocean
Captain Ben Chancey is one brave guy.The angler hooked an impressive shark ... but then it capsized his boat.Leading him to do this:After swimming to safety, Chancey hopped back in his boat and proceeded to catch the shark. Because that's the ...

Was this Kobe Bryant tweet in response to reports about the LaMarcus Aldridge meeting?
LaMarcus Aldridge, sources told ESPN, was not impressed with the Los Angeles Lakers' free-agent pitch late Tuesday night.Specifically, one source told ESPN's Chris Broussard, Aldridge thought the presentation was too off-court focused, with the ...

Landon Donovan appeared to take a dig at Jurgen Klinsmann during the USWNT win, then got burned by Alexi Lalas
The U.S. beat Germany 2-0 in the Women's World Cup semifinals, sending American Twitter into an explosion of enthusiasm.Landon Donovan, though, appeared to use the moment to take a veiled dig at U.S. men's manager Jurgen Klinsmann.That could be in ...

Ex-Bears LB Brian Urlacher is spending his retirement catching -- and helping other people catch -- huge fish on his charter boat
Brian Urlacher left the NFL in 2012, after a 13-year, eight-Pro Bowl, defensive player of the year-winning career with the Chicago Bears.Let's check in on what the former linebacker is doing now, via his Twitter account:Yes, Urlacher is pretty into ...

Dwyane Wade has never been the highest-paid player on his own team
According to a source, Dwyane Wade has decided not to pick up his option with the Miami Heat for 2015-16, thus becoming a free agent.This is a big move for the man who inspired "Wade County," and money supposedly is behind it. Wade stood to make $16.

Alabama recruit Eddy Pineiro hits 73-yard field goal
There might come a time when the sports fan world at large is familiar with the name Eddy Pineiro.Here's why:Yes, that's Pineiro -- who has committed to the University of Alabama -- hitting a 73-yard field goal. The NFL record is 64.All the usual ...

Joel Embiid was rather amused by the 76ers' selection of Jahlil Okafor (and other draft Twitter reaction)
In back-to-back years, the Philadelphia 76ers ended up with lottery-pick big men: Nerlens Noel in 2013 and Joel Embiid in 2014.So, when the Los Angeles Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell with the No. 2 pick, thus leaving Duke center Jahlil Okafor ...

Kerr: That Warriors celebration in Las Vegas ... was paid for by David Lee
After their championship the Golden State Warriors, as you do, flew as a team to Las Vegas for a celebration.They hit some big clubs, including Marquee (pictured above). "Chaperoned" by non-drinker Andre Iguodala, they had a good time, according to ...

Report: Rex Ryan once broke Rob Ryan's nose, went to jail after Rex wouldn't be Rob's wingman
We know twin brothers Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan are characters.But this story from The Buffalo News takes it to another level.The setting: Southwestern Oklahoma State, where the now-Buffalo Bills and former New York Jets head coach and New Orleans ...

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