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  1. Rory McIlroy puts a lid on it

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    Rory McIlroy saved par on the 72nd hole to win his fourth major Sunday at the PGA Championship by one stroke over Phil Mickelson, but his best save may have come even after that. McIlroy, who won his fourth major, was so much in the Sunday spotlig...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. A Social Media Tour Through the CrossFit Games

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    Oh, you ran 10 miles this morning? Cool story, bro. CrossFit Games champions Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Rich Froning do that as their warm up. This weekend, after three grueling competition days filled with lifting, jumping, climbing and pulling...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Wins With 'Sports Song'

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    "Weird Al" Yankovic - Sports Song from Funny Or Die Weird Al Yankovic's latest video for his "Mandatory Fun" album is "Sports Song." It's a facts-only tribute to fandom, and it's a glorious sendoff for your weekend. May it be gre...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. Flashback: Chasing O.J. Simpson

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    Do you remember where you were on June 17, 1994? On this day 20 years ago, O.J. Simpson led police officers on a low-speed chase on Los Angeles freeways after failing to turn himself in on charges that he murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Gold...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  5. Lasting Major Moment for Tiger

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    On this day in 2008, Tiger Woods won his 14th and last major with a playoff victory over Rocco Mediate at the U.S. Open. Making his return to competitive golf after a two-month absence due to a knee injury, Woods battled pain throughout the weekend b...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. It's Awesome, Baby!

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    In honor of Dick Vitale's 75th birthday today, here are 10 of the coach-turned-broadcaster's signature words and catchphrases -- known as "Vitalisms" -- and their meanings. 1. Diaper Dandy: An exceptional freshman 2. P.T.P.: A prime-time play...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  7. Flashback: Steffi Graf's shutout

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    On this day in 1988, Steffi Graf won her second French Open title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Natasha Zvereva. The match, which lasted all of 32 minutes, set the record for shortest women's singles title match at a Grand Slam in the Open Era. It also ma...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  8. Tipping our cap to Mighty Casey

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    On this day in 1888, the iconic poem "Casey at the Bat" was first published in the San Francisco Daily Examiner. Written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer under the pen name "Phin" about a baseball team in the fictional town of Mudville, the prose is a comed...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  9. Happy Birthday, Abby Wambach!

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    Happy birthday, Abby Wambach! The global soccer superstar turns 34 today. The youngest of seven children, Wambach was the National High School Player of the Year in 1997 as a senior at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester, New York. She went on...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  10. Happy Birthday, Tobin Heath!

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    Happy birthday, Tobin Heath! The U.S. women's soccer star turns 26 today. A former standout at North Carolina, Heath helped lead the Tar Heels to three national championships in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and was a two-time NCAA first-team All-American. Whi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  11. 10 Fast F-A-C-T-S About The Bee

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    The preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee start Wednesday (ESPN3) in Washington, D.C., with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Thursday (10 a.m. ET on ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN). Here are 10 fast facts about the annual event. ...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  12. On Top of the World

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    On this day in 1997, the first all-woman expedition successfully reached the North Pole. The group, comprised of 20 British women and two professional female guides from the United States and Canada, made the 620-mile trek across pack ice in relay st...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  13. NBA Draft Lottery: 5 Fast Facts

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    Before the balls start bouncing in the annual NBA draft lottery tonight (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), here are five fast facts you should know. 1. With a 25 percent chance, the Milwaukee Bucks have the best odds to win the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia 76e...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  14. #TBT: Andy Murray arrives

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    In honor of reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's 27th birthday today, we look back at the Scottish tennis star's first big win on the world stage. In 2004, after starting play on the Challenger Tour the previous year, the then-17-year-old took h...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  15. Famous Farewells

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    On this day in 1998, the final episode of the iconic TV sitcom "Seinfeld" aired on NBC after nine side-splitting seasons. In honor of the classic show's departure, here are five memorable exits in sports. 1. Lou Gehrig: After 17 legendary seasons ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  16. Chris Evert's heyday on clay

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    On this day in 1979, Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay was broken with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) loss to Tracy Austin in the semifinals of the Italian Open. Her remarkable run began in August of 1973 and included two French Open titles during ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014