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Tim Tebow Buys Home in Jacksonville

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow just purchased a $1.4 million home in Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida. The Heisman Trophy winner bought a five bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house located on Swilcan Bridge Lane from David and Virginia Bailey. The sale of the 6,500 square foot property closed on June 27, and was recorded Monday. No word …

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World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History

Did you feel like your Facebook news feed was dominated by posts about the Word Cup Final on Sunday? Well, it was. According to Facebook, Germany’s extra time victory over Argentina is officially the biggest sporting event in the history of Facebook. With 280 million interactions (posts, comments, likes) from 88 million users globally, there was more chatter on Sunday …

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Stacy Lewis Defends Women’s British Open

Stacy Lewis, the 29-year-old Texan who reclaimed her rank as number one in the Women’s World Golf Rankings in June, defends the Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale this week. Commenting on a field that had been dominated by South Koreans over the past few years, and on a friendly rivalry with Michelle Wie, Lewis said, “You look at the …

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Brazil/Germany Was the Biggest Game in Twitter History

Normally, it’s hard to watch a massacre. But for World Cup soccer fans, watching Germany beat the dead horse that was the Brazilian national team on Tuesday afternoon was an exercise in morbid curiosity. They can’t score again, right? There’s no way…oh, the humanity! Stop, stop, it’s already dead! It’s fitting that one of the the most shocking soccer matches …

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Manchester United Unveils New Home Team Uniforms

Manchester United, one of the most well-known soccer teams throughout the world, this week revealed their new home side uniforms. Like previous home side Manchester United uniforms, the new look is mostly red. The jerseys also feature a ribbed crew neck collar with a hidden button. The uniform is manufactured by Nike, which claims to have used 3D body scans …

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Lebron James to Meet with Pat Riley

Superstar forward and unrestricted free agent LeBron James is scheduled to meet with Miami Heat president Pat Riley within the next few days, in a sitdown set up by James’ agent Rich Paul After James opted out of his contract with the Heat two weeks ago, Paul has been in talks with teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, …

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Michelle Wie is Now a Women’s Open Champion

Michelle Wie is the biggest name in golf right now, as Michelle just won the Women’s Open, her first major US tournament, earlier last month. “Oh my God, I can’t even think straight,” Wie said after her two-shot victory over champion Stacy Lewis. Wie has been a prominent name in golf since she was only thirteen years old and played …

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Things Tim Howard Could Save, or Why We All Love the Internet

As USA goalkeeper continued to make amazing save after amazing save in Tuesday’s World Cup match against Belgium, people started making jokes on Twitter like Tim Howard could’ve saved my parents’ marriage and Tim Howard just saved me 15% on car insurance. Seriously, did you watch the game? The man was incredible. His efforts, combined with a relatively porous US …

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World Cup 2014 Is the Most Popular Event in Facebook History

If you’ve spent any time on social media over the past couple of weeks, you’ve likely been inundated with posts about the World Cup. We know that it’s making an unprecedented impact on online conversation – breaking social media and streaming records in the process. In the first week of the World Cup, Facebook saw more related interactions than they …

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World Cup Scores Huge on the Internet

Now the the group stage is over and we finally have a day’s rest before the knockout stage begins, let’s reflect on this year’s World Cup in terms of how it was received, discussed, and propagated online. Like many, you may have watched yesterday’s match between the USA and Germany while sitting behind your computer at work – or huddling …

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Hope Solo: “Not Guilty” To Domestic Violence Charges

Hope Solo, U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper, has pleaded not guilty after her domestic violence arrest on Saturday at her sister’s home near Seattle. She is accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew. The family says that Hope Solo arrived at the family gathering already drunk. She then argued with her nephew about his acting dreams. She allegedly called …

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Hope Solo Gets Out Of Jail, Pleads Not Guilty To Assault

U.S. soccer team’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested on Saturday on domestic violence charges. Solo visited her sister’s home in Kirkland and authorities were called to the home a little before 1 a.m. to respond to a 911 call. The police found Solo upset and intoxicated. Her sister and nephew had scratches and injuries. They said that Solo attacked them. …

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