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Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku (or Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku) is the subject of a new Google doodle honoring his legacy as the man who is largely responsible for spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku, who won five Olympic medals for swimming, and was also known as “The Duke” and “The Big Kahuna,” was born one hundred and twenty-five years ago …

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Gabby Douglas Intent On Reaching Elusive Olympic Feat

In the world of gymnastics, time is the undefeatable enemy. Gymnastics is hard on the mind and body, making longevity in the sport a difficult task. Gabby Douglas, however, wants to take on that task and become the first two-time winner of the Olympic all-around title in 50 years. Armour: Gabby Douglas hoping to make gymnastics history again in Rio http://t.co/kuyVGBOiq2 …

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Tim Tebow Still Loved By NFL Fans, Quaterback’s Jersey Is A Best-Seller

Tim Tebow has been all over social media since he arrived in Philadelphia. He makes the headlines again as his Eagles’ jersey made it to the 16th spot in NFLShop.com’s Top 25 best-selling jerseys for June. NFL’s top-selling jersey list for June includes Tim Tebow – http://t.co/tbz5op0dBC pic.twitter.com/EJLwsy5bwH — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) July 8, 2015 New York Giants receiver …

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Facebook ‘Today’s Games’ Feature Shows Sports Scores For Your Favorite Teams Alongside Your News Feed

Facebook appears to be testing a new feature that shows users the day’s sports scores for teams they’re interested in. The feature is labeled “Today’s Games” and appears near the top of the page between the section that displays events you’ve been invited to and Trending. Here, it’s showing me the Cincinnati Reds score because I like the team on …

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Erin Andrews: NHL Boyfriend Jarret Stoll Charged With Felony Cocaine Possession

Los Angeles Kings hockey player, Jarret Stoll, was arrested on April 17 for possessing cocaine at the MGM Wet Republic pool in Las Vegas. Stoll, who is the boyfriend of FOX sportscaster and Dancing With the Stars host Erin Andrews, has now been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. #Kings’ Jarret Stoll charged with drug possession: http://t.co/oWw6yq0H5r pic.twitter.com/dVAnELm0Ph …

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Muhammad Ali’s ‘Rope-A-Dope’ Should Not Be Glorified, Says Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Junior is already a legend in his own mind, and now he wants the world to know that he’s even better than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, the outspoken pugilist said that “no one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad …

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ESPN’s Britt McHenry Should Be Fired, Says Twitter

According to a growing number of Twitter users, ESPN reporter Britt McHenry deserves a steeper punishment than a brief suspensions. The hastag #FireBrittMcHenry has surged in popularity, as people continue to scold the reporter for her actions, as well as ESPN for their decision to suspend her for one week. I am still stunned that @espn has @BrittMcHenry as an …

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Kentucky Wins Facebook’s NCAA Bracket, Obama’s Too

If you’re having trouble finishing your NCAA tournament bracket, you could turn to the largest social network in the world or the leader of the free world for help. Facebook mined all the posts and comments about all the teams in the field and filled out a bracket based on which teams garnered the most attention. Facebook’s Final Four is …

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Porn Consumption Tanked During the Super Bowl

If there’s anything Americans love more than watching porn, it’s watching millionaires throw around a football. It takes a big event for people to give up the porn for a bit, and apparently the Super Bowl is such an event. According to Pornhub (SFW), who routinely publishes “insights” about site traffic in relation to major events, the United States as …

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Facebook’s New Super Bowl Hub Will Make Sure You See Some Stuff About the Super Bowl on Sunday

Facebook, unsure if you’ll see anything about the Super Bowl in the days leading up to Sunday, has created a dedicated page for all things Big Game. Because it’s nearly impossible to find anything out there about the Super Bowl, likely due to the fact that none of your friends care about football, Facebook has created a more-elaborate “Trending” page …

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NFL Highlights Are Finally Coming to YouTube, Google Search

The NFL has finally joined YouTube. Welcome to the future, guys! The new channel is part of a deal with Google, which will see the NFL upload official highlights and more video content on YouTube. “It’s pretty simple: On any screen you watch YouTube, NFL’s YouTube channel will bring you the sights and sounds this week in Arizona, from pre-game …

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NHL, GoPro Partner for Live, POV Game Video

GoPro’s first partnership with a major professional sports league goes to … the NHL. The NHL and the NHLPA have just announced they are teaming up with GoPro to strap cameras on players, which will allow for some pretty cool in-game footage from the point of view of the men on the ice. “GoPro is the perfect partner for us …

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Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show

Here’s a tough question. When the Patriots and the Seahawks go to the locker room for the halftime break, what would you rather watch to pass the time? Your choices are a) Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at the official Super Bowl halftime show; b) your drunk friend spilling salsa all over himself trying to refill the salsa bowl; or …

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Muhammad Ali Found Unresponsive, Rushed To Hopsital

Muhammad Ali was brought to the ICU after house guests found the boxer unresponsive. According to reports, he is currently undergoing tests to find out what is wrong. A source told Radar Online, “He wasn’t responding. He went to bed Tuesday night, but didn’t wake up in the afternoon or evening the next day. He was sleeping for 24 hours.” …

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Jermaine Cunningham, Jets Linebacker, Arrested for Revenge Porn

New Jersey has one of the oldest and harshest laws on the books regarding revenge porn, and New York Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham is currently feeling its effects. Cunningham was reportedly arrested on December 29th and charged with a number of offenses, including third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree invasion of privacy for the unlawful spreading of sexual images. He was …

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Sprint’s NASCAR Sponsorship to End After 2016

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be no more after the 2016 season. Well, at least not under the name “Sprint”. Sprint has announced it has told NASCAR that it will not extend its sponsorship past 2016, citing a desire to focus on its “core business priorities”. “We are proud of our association with NASCAR’s top series but have made …

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New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They provide users with content from publishers and Microsoft’s partners as well as personalized experiences to let users follow topics of …

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Adrian Peterson Appeals NFL Suspension

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in New York this week to appeal his NFL suspension. According to an ABC News report, Peterson believes assurances he received from NFL executives stating that his suspension would be short could convince the NFL to alter the suspension. On November 18 the NFL announced that Peterson had been suspended without pay for …

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Gracie Gold Advances to Grand Prix Final

Figure skater and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics team bronze medalist Gracie Gold won the women’s free skate at the NHK Trophy event in Osaka, Japan on Saturday. The victory allowed her to come in first overall and to secure a spot in the Grand Prix Final. Gold, the 2014 U.S. national champion, was in first place after the short program, …

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Julian Edelman Comments on 74-Yard Punt Return

While the New England Patriots were throttling the Detroit Lions Sunday in a 34-9 win, wide receiver Julian Edelman logged a 74-yard punt return, though the play was nullified after a referee threw a flag. Patriots safety Patrick Chung committed an illegal block above the waist, soon after Edelman received the kick near the Lions’ sideline. Edelman, who has the …

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Ravens Cheerleader Leaves Hospital After Hard Fall

A Baltimore Ravens cheerleader was injured during a game Sunday, and was carted off the sideline in a stretcher after being stabilized by team medics. She was then transported to an area hospital. The unidentified woman hit the turf hard after a botched aerial stunt, as the Ravens faced the Tennessee Titans. She was treated for head, neck and back …

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Adrian Peterson Loses Nike Sponsorship Following Plea

Nike has ditched Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. “Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete,” said a Nike spokesperson in a very brief statement. Peterson’s Nike deal was already suspended, following the star’s indictment. In September, a grand jury indicted Peterson on felony charges of reckless injury to a child. Police accused Peterson of injuring his four-year-old son …

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Mia Hamm, Magic Johnson Invest in New MLS Team

Major League Soccer (MLS) this week officially announced that a new team will be coming to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will make its MLS debut in 2017. The team will play in a new stadium that will be built specifically for the team. The team will be owned by an investor group led by Henry Nguyen …

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Muhammad Ali Is Alive And Well 40 Years After The ‘Rumble In The Jungle’

October 30 marks the 40th anniversary of his iconic boxing fight with George Foreman, and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is alive and well. Despite suffering from a debilitating disease such as Parkinson’s, Ali is reportedly feeling well overall and his spirit remains strong. Ali’s daughter Hana Ali said that Parkinson’s disease has affected her father’s ability to speak and walk, …

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Senzo Meyiwa Shot Dead During Home Invasion

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on Sunday during a home invasion gone wrong. Meyiwa was a goalkeeper and team captain for the Orlando Pirates soccer club in Johannesburg. He had also served as goalkeeper for the South African national team during several matches throughout the past year and a half. Meyiwa’s death came as a shock to …

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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to Host NBC Figure Skating

During this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir gained fans as an on-air commentary team that clicked. Now it seems that Lipinski will continue to live out her dream of covering the Olympics. NBC this week announced that Lipinski and Weir have been promoted to head of NBC’s figure skating broadcast team. The pair appeared …

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Michael Phelps Suspended From Competitive Swimming For Six Months After DUI Arrest

USA Swimming suspended Olympian Michael Phelps on Monday after he was arrested for driving under the influence on September 30. Phelps will be banned from competing in US-sanctioned swimming events for reportedly violating the organization’s code of conduct. Phelps was reportedly six months into a comeback after going into a two-year hiatus post-2012 Olympics. The champion swimmer is considered the …

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Michael Phelps Arrest Forces Hold On Comeback

Michael Phelps will have to halt his plans for an amazing comeback after his recent DUI arrest. The olympic swimming champ is banned from competing in the sport for six months. Unfortunately, Michael Phelps’ arrest also resulted in his having to drop out of next year’s world championships, which is the biggest international meet leading up to the 2016 Rio …

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Men’s Health Magazine: The Non-Sexist Advice They SHOULD Have Given

Men’s Health magazine learned the hard way that they are coming to men about women and sports from the wrong century. The publication posted a teaser to an advice column meant to help men talk sports with women. That is, MOST women because if the reader “hadn’t noticed”, women typically aren’t into sports: Not all women share your passion for …

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NFL Blackout Rule Nixed by FCC, but Games Could Still Go Dark

The Federal Communications Commission has made a huge move, eliminating the sports blackout rules that have been in place for nearly four decades. The rules, which prohibited cable and satellite providers from airing sports events which were blacked out in local broadcast markets due to lack of stadium sellouts, will no longer be enforced by the Commission. But that doesn’t …

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