Most Socially Shared Stories in Sports from Monday, February 8

By Megan T. Brown on February 8, 2016

The sports world is talking up a storm after an action-packed weekend. Here’s everything you need to know in 10 of the most talked-about stories surrounding your favorite sports figures.


Deion Sanders sums up Cam Newton's ugly press conference perfectly

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Sanders to Newton: "You are the face of our brand right now. You can't do that."

Kevin C. Cox via Fox Sports


Marshawn Lynch retires after nine seasons

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In a simple tweet, Marshawn Lynch upstaged Peyton Manning's expected retirement announcement.

Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) via NFL


Liverpool Transfer News: Balotelli Price Cut Reported, Latest Reds Rumours

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Will AC Milan buy striker Mario Balotelli from Liverpool? The substantial cut to his fee may have sealed the deal.

Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images via Bleacher Report


Heavy boos for Tom Brady as part of pregame Super Bowl MVP ceremony

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The Patriots quarterback wasn't exactly given a warm welcome at the Super Bowl 50 pregame ceremony honoring past Super Bowl MVPs.

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe/Getty Images via ESPN


Ben Rothwell vs. Junior Dos Santos headlines UFC's debut in Croatia

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Ben Rothwell will face Junior Dos Santos at the UFC event in Croatia in what promised to be an epic showdown between two of the greatest heavyweights in the world.

Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Fox Sports


Vegas favors Pats, Steelers, Seattle to win '17 SB

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The trio is followed by Green Bay, Arizona and Carolina in favorites to win Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.



BREAKING NEWS: Zouma out for SIX MONTHS with knee injury

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Damage to knee ligaments will cost the defender the rest of the season as well as Euro 2016.


Lionel Messi: Updates on Barcelona Star's Kidney Surgery and Return

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The Barcelona star is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday and will sit out against Valencia on Wednesday.

Daniel Tejedor/Associated Press via Bleacher Report


Daniel Bryan announces retirement

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The former WWE heavyweight champion announced he is retiring from in-ring competition, citing medical issues as a reason.



Derek Fisher fired by Knicks in his second season

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The New York Knicks fired the coach—who had not yet been with the team for two seasons—after five straight losses.

Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports via ESPN