Today’s Top Sports News | February 24 Edition

By Megan T. Brown on February 24, 2016

Rumors on (and off) the field, a fighter’s surprise return to the ring, bittersweet farewells, major team rebranding and more—here’s what’s being talked about today in the world of sports.


Poll: Tim Tebow voted America's 5th favorite NFL QB, tops Russell Wilson

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Tim Tebow's popularity among Americans hasn't taken a hit due to his absence from the NFL.

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Nate Diaz gets the call, faces Conor McGregor in new UFC 196 main event

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Diaz will replace Rafael dos Anjos in the Las Vegas event.



Messi nets Barca two big away goals vs. Arsenal in Champions League

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Messi scored twice in a span of 12 minutes against goalkeeper Petr Chech.

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Shane vs. Undertaker Will Be Turning Point in History of WWE

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What will the WrestleMania 32 match mean for the future of WWE?



Stewart-Haas Racing to switch from Chevrolet to Ford in 2017

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The switch comes as a surprise to longtime fans, as Stewart-Haas Racing has been with Chevrolet since SHR was founded in 2009.

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David Ortiz wants a standing ovation at Yankee Stadium before he retires

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After 20 years in the big leagues, Ortiz says he doesn't want a farewell tour—just a little Yankee appreciation.

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Shaq says he 'will definitely be there' for Kobe's last game

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Has the once-rocky relationship between the two Hall of Famers smoothed itself out?

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Chelsea Transfer News: Arturo Vidal, Radja Nainggolan, Antonio Conte Rumours

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Rumors are swirling surrounding potential Chelsea transfers. Who is out of reach?

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OBJ Reality Better Than Virtual Reality

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Some lucky testers got the chance to "throw" to the Giants wideout, thanks to Verizon.

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Arsene Wenger Accuses Barcelona of Influencing Ref, Dani Alves Hails Team-Mates

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Were Barcelona's theatrics responsible for influencing the referee in Tuesday's match?

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