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Birth of the High Five and A Life Out Loud

Tweet   The ESPN 30 for 30 series hits another grand slam with this short, intriguing tale about the birth of the high five. Now  a universal symbol of respect, you can give anybody from anywhere  a high five and they understand the meaning. Dusty Baker, in all his coolness, tells the story of how […]

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LeBron James Opts Out. What Does That Mean? King James enjoys winning his way.

LeBron James Opts Out. What Does That Mean?

Tweet LeBron James has options. The Miami Heat star has chosen to opt out of his current contract with the team. Four years ago, he and his plus-two (Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) shared the same agent, CAA. During these negotiations, the man has his own man who will represent his individual interests. After four […]

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Portugal ties the USA. It’s a Heartache. Oh no. They Didn't. Yes, Portugal scored.

Portugal ties the USA. It’s a Heartache.

Tweet   The United States loves to break records and make history, but not like this. Portugal scored the latest goal ever recorded in a a 90-minute World Cup match. In the 5th and final minute of the stoppage time, that injured-but-talented Cristiano Ronaldo shot a phenomenal pass to Silvestre Varela who scored on a […]

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The Sweetest One for the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs Spurs win 5th Ring.

The Sweetest One for the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard called the whole scene surreal. Manu Ginóbili said that it was exciting. Duncan was smiling, but Parker summed it up: this win was the sweetest one. The team, under the push from Coach Popovich, spent the season preparing for this 87-104 game 5 win for the trophy.

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Gaël Monfils and Laurent Lokoli Dance Off at the French Open The French Open Dance Off.

Gaël Monfils and Laurent Lokoli Dance Off at the French Open

It was French Open Kids’ Day,. Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli celebrated the fun day with a spirited dance off. Both players had move. But which one would rock the clay the best – the former #1 French Pro Monfils or the young 19 year-old Lokoli.

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What a Man! Kevin Durant Wins MVP Kevin Durant - Thunder.

What a Man! Kevin Durant Wins MVP

Tears all around and thanks for everyone from the newly minted NBA MVP Kevin Durant. He called each player by name, sharing how they encouraged and motivated him. Kleenex should be first in line to offer him a new commercial. It was touching and real,

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Wizards Win! Brian Looks Back as the Bullets Advance On to the next round. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Win! Brian Looks Back as the Bullets Advance

SP Writer Brian Gilmore got lucky and traveled to Chicago where his beloved Wizards/Bullets were playing the Bulls. The trip was perfect. He got to watch his Wizards advance right there with his dejected bar hosts. Gilmore was thrilled.

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Mr. Jackson Goes to Washington, DeSean in DC DeSean Jackson leaves Philly for DC.

Mr. Jackson Goes to Washington, DeSean in DC

DeSean Jackson moves a few hours south to Washington to join his new NFL team. With him, he brings talent and his often tempestuous attitude. The Washington team fans, however, are thrilled. It’s all good in D.C.

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The B-Side Stats of Super Bowl XLVIII Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith (53) races 69 yards for a TD after intercepting Peyton Manning in the second quarter.(Photo: Jim O'Connor, USA TODAY Sports)

The B-Side Stats of Super Bowl XLVIII

Tweet The coin tosses in the 48 Super Bowls have been split right down the middle – 24 heads, 24 tails. Like the toss, the game’s random outcome shouldn’t be surprising. This game still shocked us. The 2013-14 NFL season came to a close with one of the most lopsided scores in the history of […]

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NASCAR Champ Ray Evernham Shares AmeriCarna Ray Evernham - NASCAR Champ and host of AmeriCarna

NASCAR Champ Ray Evernham Shares AmeriCarna

NASCAR Champ and ESPN Analyst Ray Evernham will host a new show called AmeriCarna on Velcocity (premiers Jan. 28th 8pm ET) that celebrates the country’s love for cars.

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The Ball Turns

Manu with the Dunk

Still alive.

Manu Ginobli, 36 years old, remains one of the San Antonio Big 3 – even when he comes off the bench. This monsterous, stupendous play set the house on fire.

Jun 15, 2014 21:36

Ball Girls

LOVE in Miami. Watch the Hurricane Wedding

Sebastian makes the perfect escort for young Miami bride. That's fan love.

Tweet   The University of Miami’s Athletic Department made another very special move recently. Alumnus and campus employee Jennifer Urs Sullivan was thrilled about her upcoming nuptials, but worried about her long walk down the aisle alone. Jennifer’s father passed away and no one could take his place. Perhaps not a person, but the Miami […]

Jul 22, 2014 9:24

Game Ready Mom

Tattoos for Teens? Dr. Lydia Johnson Says You’d Better Think First

Bird Man uses his body to tell his story. He's the only translator.

Colin Kaepernick and Chris Andersen use body art to express their complicated lives. Ink creeps over nearly every inch of Andersen. What if your child wants to be like Bird Man? Dermatologist Dr. Lydia Johnson shares what parents should know first.

May 25, 2014 4:08

Morning Coffee

Cavs Forget Andrew Wiggins’ Name For A Second

Cleveland Forgets the Name of #1 Pick Andrew Wiggins

Tweet   Just hours after the night of his life, Andrew Wiggins is introduced to Cleveland – only Fred McLeod, the team’s play-by-play announcer, changed his name. For a brief second he called him Mitchell, his father’s name. There was killer silence after the faux pas. A tough start, but he’s a smart kid. His […]

Jun 27, 2014 18:33

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Baby, I’m Back – Kawhi Leonard’s Dazzling Play Helps Spurs Take Game 3

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There was no doubt that Kawhi Leonard would show up in the playoffs. On Wednesday night, for Game 3 of the Spurs-Heat matchup, the 22-year old was brilliant. His performance dazzled fans and appeared to ignite his teammates as well. No more “Where’s Leonard?” jokes after this game. The Heat would win 111-92.

Too Hot to Handle – Heat Lose Game 1 after LeBron Cramps Up

LeBron James heads to the bench in pain in Game 1.

Fans, players and media in the AT&T Center were sweating like crazy when the San Antonio arena’s air conditioning system failed. The Heat and Spurs exchanged leads until the 4th quarter when LeBron asked out of the game. The Spurs would take advantage of the best player in ball sitting the bench and push the lead to 15, giving them a win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant Gets the Job Done

Kevin Durant notches 36 and is clutch from the FT line in Game 6 win.

Kevin Durant’s 36-pt dominating performance against the Grizzlies shows The Oklahoman who’s unreliable.

Hit the Road, Donald! Clippers Owner Ejected from the NBA

Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA.

The hateful, painful words by the Clippers owner turned out to be his undoing. Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA and the Clippers organization. NBA commissioner Adam Silver was swift and strong with the decision.

Donald Sterling, Clippers Fans Beware of the Handshake that Hides the Snake

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Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s voice on the recording is as clear as bell when he says that his girlfriend shouldn’t bring black people to his games. Sterling continues to dig even deeper holes when he says that minorities and whites just weren’t meant to commingle. It all spells trouble for the NBA.

From the Left Side, Yeah That’s the LaMarcus Aldridge Side

Aldridge's Blazers come out on top in the battle against Howard and the Rockets.

Until Wednesday night, only two players have scored 40 points in Games 1 and 2 of the playoff match. LaMarcus Aldridge pushed that number to three, scoring 89 points to help his Portland Trail Blazers take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Stanford is Shoe Shopping – NCAA Cinderellas Still Dancing

Chasson Randle, Stanford University Cardinal, Photographer: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

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Doug Williams, Washington Hero, is Back

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Doug Williams changed everything in one day of football. He spent years investing in his skills after a stellar career at Grambling State University under Coach Eddie Robinson. Doug is proud of his successful years under center – but can he bring the success back?

Michael Sam Plays Good Football – Oh And He’s Gay.

Michael Sam, Missouri Senior Lineman

Michael Sam announced his sexual orientation in the national media weeks before the NFL draft. The football locker room will finally open up to a gay player, a teammate who dates other men. The defensive standout is ready to make real change in the league.

NBA All Star’s Send and Score with Luke and Bill Walton

NBA Stars Bill and Luke Walton Send and Score!

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