Top Shared Sports Stories (On and Off the Field)

Featured Article, Sports
on February 5, 2016

It’s been a busy week for your favorite teams and sports figures. From swaps to video spoofs, lawsuits to (possible?) libel, here’s a look at 18 of the most socially shared stories in sports.


Bad Lip Reading Returns with Hilarious Part 1 of 2016 NFL Version

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Bleacher Report – It’s that time of the year again. No, I’m not talking about Super Bowl week. I’m talking about Bad Lip Reading time… Read more.


Top Trending Stories in Sports

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Kevin Durant to Warriors or Clippers apparently becoming more realistic

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CBS Sports – A story that has tailed off since the summer but still looms greatly over the future of the NBA is the upcoming free agency of Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant..Read more.


Report: Kaepernick wants to sever ties with 49ers to join Jets

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Fox Sports – Colin Kaepernick apparently wants the fresh start promised last week by San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York. But he reportedly wants it with the New York Jets… Read more.


Top Shared Stories in Sports


Makers of NBA2K sued for using players’ tattoos

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ESPN – A company that owns the right to tattoos on NBA players is suing Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts, makers of the popular video-game franchise “NBA2K,” for graphically representing those tattoos on NBA players without its permission… Read more.


Source: Browns set to release Manziel in March

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ESPN – Johnny Manziel’s time with the Cleveland Browns will come to an end in March, according to a league source. The Browns released a statement from new director of football operations Sashi Brown on Tuesday that expressed disappointment in Manziel but stopped short of saying the quarterback’s run in Cleveland is over… Read more.


Top Sports Stories | American Profile

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Let’s turn two: The best double-play combos in the majors

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ESPN – Last week, or maybe it was the week before, I was looking up something in “The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract” and came across a bit on Donie Bush, a Tigers shortstop in the Ty Cobb era… “One key reason they didn’t win,” James wrote, “was that Bush was awful at turning the double play…  Read more.


Lesnar’s Indestructible Character Creates Booking Issues

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Bleacher Report – Brock Lesnar is The Beast Incarnate, a 286-pound monster that steamrolls over everyone and everything in his path.  He’s a four-time WWE world champion, a UFC champion, an IWGP champion and an NCAA champion… Read more.


Top Sports News Stories



Peyton on HGH: ‘Guarantee you this investigation will find a big, fat nothing’

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CBS Sports – In late December, the Huffington Post reported on an Al Jazeera investigative report that linked Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to human growth hormone (HGH)… Manning vehemently denied the allegations, also later stating that he will “probably” sue over the report… Read more.


Kings ax T-shirt giveaway after Cousins calls foul

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ESPN –The Sacramento Kings canceled a T-shirt giveaway Monday night after some in the organization, including star DeMarcus Cousins, found the shirts to be racially insensitive… Read more.


Kurt Coleman’s unbreakable bond with the teammate he paralyzed

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ESPN – The two Ohio natives had never formally met before the collision that would paralyze Gentry permanently below the waist, changing both of their lives forever… Read more.


Top Shared Sports News



Rest In Peace Dave Mirra

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RideBMX – Dave was nothing short of the most iconic BMX rider of all time, and single-handedly inspired generations of riders to come.  It is with very heavy hearts that tonight we must say goodbye to the Miracle Boy… Read more.


Bama May Have Most Loaded Roster in CFB History

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Bleacher Report – It’s in the midst of a dynasty, perhaps the greatest college football has ever seen, and Nick Saban is already staking his claim as the sport’s most successful coach. But the University of Alabama football program hit another new high Wednesday on national signing day… Read more.


Manchester United lead chase for Barcelona forward Neymar

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Fox Sports – Manchester United are leading the chase for Neymar after his dad revealed his son could leave Barcelona. Richard Scudamore is set to offer Premier League clubs cash bonuses of up to £10m for taking the Europa League seriously… Read more.


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Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press/AP Photos


Source: Wideman banned 20 games for ref hit

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ESPN – Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games for his hit on linesman Don Henderson in last week’s home loss to Nashville… Read more.


Dana White: Holly Holm-Ronda Rousey rematch would be ‘biggest fight ever in UFC history’

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Fox Sports – Holly Holm has a tough test ahead of her at UFC 196 when she meets Miesha Tate. If Holm wins, a rematch with Ronda Rousey is on the horizon, which UFC president Dana White says will be the biggest fight in MMA history… Read more.


Trending in Sports

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Messi Scores 500th Career Goal

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Bleacher Report – Lionel Messi continues to chalk up milestone after milestone on the football pitch, and the Barcelona forward has added another achievement to his already impressive career. Scoring against Valencia in Wednesday’s first-leg Copa del Rey match, a 7-0 win for Barca at Camp Nou, Messi reached 500 career goals… Read more. 


Peyton Says He’ll Need Hip Replaced After Retirement

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Bleacher Report – Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has played in theNFL since 1998 and it’s starting to take a toll on him. The 39-year-old revealed Wednesday during a Super Bowl media session he’s facing hip surgery when his playing days are over… Read more.


Sports Trends



Bill Self rips KU’s Brannen Greene for gimme dunk at end of rout

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ESPN – Brannen Greene’s soft, two-handed dunk at the end of Kansas’ rout of Kansas State drew the ire of coach Bill Self on Wednesday night after it gave the Jayhawks an 18-point margin of victory… Read more.