Just how bad were the Rio Olympics for Harrison Barnes?

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When Harrison Barnes was added to the Team USA roster, we all knew that he would likely be one of the last men in the rotation. But I don’t think we were expecting Barnes to be regulated to Christian Laettner Dream Team status. But a quick look at his game logs show that his Rio experience was just that. [Read on]

Speedo, Ralph Lauren cut ties with Ryan Lochte

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We likely won’t ever know what really happened when Ryan Lochte and three other US swimmers entered a gas station in Rio. Lochte has admitted that he over-exaggerated his story in the aftermath of the altercation with armed security officers on the scene. [Read on]

Stephen A. Smith is threatening athletes again

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Stephen A. Smith initially made a name for himself on the NBA beat where he built impeccable sources. Smith worked his way to almost every NBA circle there was which ultimately led to Smith being the first and maybe only person reporting that LeBron James would leave Cleveland and sign with the Miami Heat. [Read on]

Dwight Gooden on health concerns: ‘I’m fine’

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Darryl Strawberry spoke at length with the NY Daily News to discuss friend and ex-teammate Dwight Gooden’s drug addiction. Strawberry has grown concerned after Gooden failed to show for a scheduled appearance. [Read on]

Student shares picture of herself in bed with Usain Bolt, says their time together was ‘normal’

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20-year-old Rio student Jady Duarte apparently spent the night with Jamaican Olympian Usain Bolt. Their time together quickly went from a private encounter to a very public one when Duarte shared the photos with friends of the two cuddled up on WhatsApp. [Read on]

Rams and Chiefs fans celebrate second NFL game in Los Angeles by throwing hands

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Week 2 of the preseason is in the books so it’s time to check in on how things are going in Los Angeles. On the field, the Rams have pulled out two wins over both the Cowboys and the Chiefs. Off the field, namely in the crowd, fans have been mid-season brawling form. [Read on]

Kobe Bryant to run a $100 million venture-capital fund

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Kobe Bryant is staying busy in retirement, which shouldn’t surprise you at all. But what he will be doing with his time may surprise you. Bryant doesn’t seem to have plans to work in basketball, besides working with young players. Or show up on your television talking about basketball, at least for now. Instead, Bryant has dove head first in the venture capitalist game. [Read on]

College Football 2016 Preview: No. 23 Louisville Cardinals

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With the college football just under a month away, it’s time to break down the top 25 teams going into the 2016 season. Next up is the No. 23 Louisville Cardinals. [Read on]

Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland falls from high bar, faceplants (Video)

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I don’t know anything about Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland. I also don’t know anything about the high bar. But what I do know is that it’s probably not good if you faceplant in the middle of your high bar routine. [Read on]

DeAndre Jordan believes Olympic gold medals are above NBA rings

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This happens every time a NBA player plays for Team USA in the Olympics for the first time. They get swept up in the experience and give comments that are indicative of this great experience. Even Carmelo Anthony, who has experienced multiple Olympics, has let the experience get the best of him. The latest victim of this is Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan. [Read on]