Top 10 Socially Shared Sports Articles | February 22 Edition

By Megan T. Brown on February 22, 2016

Can’t get caught up on all your favorite sports news? A wrestler takes a slap to his pride, a Cowboy leaves his opponent breathless, a Hall of Famer dishes on the “soft era” of basketball—and that’s not the half of it.

We’ve got the top articles trending in sports, so read on to stay up-to-date on these stories and more.


John Cena Gets Slapped in the Face by Reporter's Ponytail at Daytona 500

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See what happens when a Fox Sports reporter is so pumped about Daytona 500 that she doesn't notice a familiar face in the crowd.

Bleacher Report


Gary Payton: 'I Could Never Play Basketball in This Soft Era'

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The notoriously savage defender had a few words for today's NBA.

@LittleGPTravels via Twitter


Report: Warriors agree to deal with Anderson Varejao

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The Portland Trail Blazers waived the veteran center, who will now be joining the Golden State Warriors.

Jason Miller/US Presswire


Amid reports of burning of Nike shoes, Pacquiao tells supporters: Don’t be mad

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The boxer is still in hot water after his remarks on same-sex marriage—here is his message to his supporters.

wrAlinea via @mannypacquiao/Twitter


Denny Hamlin edges Martin Truex Jr. in closest Daytona 500 win in history

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Hamlin arrived at the finish line with less than six inches separating him from his first Daytona 500 win.

Fox Sports


Arsene Wenger Comments on Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Barcelona

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Are Messi, Suarez and Neymar the greatest trio their sport has ever known? Wenger says we will find out on Tuesday.

Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images via Bleacher Report


Teammates Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski expected to fight in the Netherlands

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While the two typically train side by side, they're readying to go head to head on May 8.

Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images via Fox Sports


'Cowboy' Cerrone taps Alex Oliveira with first-round triangle choke

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Last-minute changes weren't enough to throw Cerrone off his game at UFC Fight Night's main event.

Fox Sports


Kobe Bryant Comments on Michael Jordan, Championships and More

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The Laker had much to say about Jordan, including Bryant's "getting schooled" by the icon during their first match up.

Vincent Laforet/Getty Images via Bleacher Report


Joseph Randle Arrested for Battery: Latest Details on Former Cowboys RB

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The former Cowboy is charged with three counts of aggravated battery, drug possession and criminal damage.

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images via Bleacher Report