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  1. NFL rookies still adjusting to social media

    Bill Speros

    Someday -- and that day may already be here -- NFL teams will measure a prospect's social media influence and skills in addition to his time in the 40 and number of reps at the NFL combine. While two of the top three pro football players in terms...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  2. Fighter Ronda Rousey is social media savvy

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Twitter trash talk. When Ronda Rousey began her rise to mixed martial arts prominence, she was known as much for her social media smack talk as her ability to fight. She was outstanding at both. The run-up to Rousey's UFC 157 headlining bout ag...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  3. Ravens' Suggs, McKinnie talk showbiz

    Sam Alipour

    For the next six days, linebacker Terrell Suggs and tackle Bryant McKinnie of the Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens will focus squarely on their Super Bowl showdown with the San Francisco 49ers. Come Feb. 4, though, the teammates and friends will ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  4. Social media: Yogi Berra to join Twitter?

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Yogi Berra is considering joining Twitter. The news -- which came via Twitter -- delighted both sports fans and social media users. Breaking news: Yogi Berra, 87, said he is thinking of joining Twitter. I am serious. Dave Kaplan, his right-hand ma...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  5. Social media: Super Bowl is tops for 2012

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    From the New York Giants to the San Francisco Giants, the NFL referee lockout to the NHL lockout, #linsanity to #HeIsManziel, 2012 will go down as a win for sports and social media. In recognition of another banner year, here are the top sports a...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  6. 2012 might be the Year of the Short Person

    Lynn Hoppes

    Gabby Douglas, all 4 feet 11 of her, won two Olympic gold medals at the Summer Games in London. Lionel Messi, at 5-7, has scored 90 goals this year and is the best soccer player in the world. And Brad Keselowski, who is 5-10, won the NASCAR Sprint Cu...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  7. Social media: Fines become commonplace

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA this week for a "hostile tweet" directed at Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka. Jackson deleted the tweet in which he promised to go after "serg Abaka" and then apologized to the Thunder...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  8. Jets fans, is Tebow-mania officially dead?

    Lynn Hoppes

    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan isn't tipping his hand on how he'll use backup quarterback Tim Tebow. "We will be doing some different things," Ryan told the media this week. "I don't want to get into the specifics of it. I hope you understand." T...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  9. QB Alex Smith on haters, still being a fan

    Lynn Hoppes

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith can rest easy for a few days as his first-place team (6-2) is in the midst of their bye week. It doesn't mean the haters aren't still out there. Just a few weeks ago, Sports Illustrated questioned Smi...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  10. Social media: Bobby V first, Guillen next?

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Major League Baseball had the social media world abuzz on Thursday, but little of the conversation centered on the upcoming postseason. It was the firing of one high-profile manager -- Bobby Valentine of the Boston Red Sox -- and the rumored impendin...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  11. QB chat: Theismann, Kelly, Simms, Moon

    Lynn Hoppes

    Playbook gathered four quarterback legends -- Phil Simms, Jim Kelly, Joe Theismann and Warren Moon -- to talk about the return of football. Joe Theismann, former Super Bowl champ and current NFL Network broadcaster "When the NBA had about 15 se...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  12. Doug Flutie talks on Russell Wilson, ads

    Lynn Hoppes

    It's no surprise to hear former quarterback Doug Flutie say he's comfortable in his own skin. "I've never lived my life based on the expectation of others," said the 5-foot-10 Flutie, who played about 20 years of pro football in the NFL and CFL. "...

    Blog | August 29, 2012