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  • Jake Locker almost led the Huskies to a big upset of USC in 2007, but he wasn't able to close the deal in the fourth quarter. The two school

    5 memorable USC-Washington games every Pac-12 football fan should remember

    The big matchup this week in the Pac-12 football world involves No. 20 USC visiting No. 5 Washington in what could end up being a preview of the Pac-12 Championship Game later this season if things break the right way. For now, though, it's just a conference matchup between two teams that are trying...
  • Seahawks' linebacker Cassius Marsh during a recent game.

    Seahawks linebacker Cassius Marsh gets a surprise after Magic: The Gathering cards are stolen

    Seattle Seahawks linebacker Cassius Marsh is many things. He's a hard-hitting defensive star on one of the National Football League's best defenses. He's a proud alumnus from UCLA. He is a generous man when it comes to possessions. He is also a big fan of Magic: The Gathering. One of these qualities...
  • New York Mets might be interested in Brian McCann

    New York Mets: Brian McCann could be the final puzzle piece

    With Gary Sanchez turning into a superstar, a surprise overnight celebrity and a key contributor for the New York Yankees, 32-year-old veteran Brian McCann is suddenly expendable and likely to be dealt. Sanchez, 23, was expected to be a game-changer, but no one expected him to be this good, this...
  • New York Mets want to add a catching coach

    New York Mets shouldn't add a catching coach

    The New York Mets are reportedly looking to add a coach to work specifically with their catchers. Is this a good idea for the franchise heading into the 2017 season? Not at all. This is a case where less is definitely more. Adding an extra coach to the staff would only add confusion and additional...
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    Photos: Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz engage in verbal warfare to hype up Bellator 170

    The biggest and baddest fight in Bellator history -- a real-life grudge match pitting Chael Sonnen against Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz -- got some early hype with the legends trading verbal jabs at a press conference following the Bellator 163 weigh-in at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville...
  • Javy Ayala won big at Bellator 163

    What's next for the Bellator 163 main card winners?

    Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis took out Liam McGeary in the Bellator 163 main event, using high-level wrestling to score a victory that earned him Bellator's light heavyweight title. The 32-year-old is now an undefeated 4-0 since joining the Bellator MMA roster last year, and has seen his stock rise...
  • If the A's are smart, they will use young Ryan Dull in the closer's role for 2017 instead of the higher-priced veterans they already have un

    5 biggest needs for the Oakland Athletics this offseason

    For who knows how many years in a row now, the Oakland Athletics watched several of their former players in the World Series. This time around, former A's players Chris Coghlan, Jason Hammel, Jon Lester, Addison Russell and Ben Zobrist all won championship rings with the Chicago Cubs. Considering...
  • John Elway lost a 1993 NFL playoff game to the Raiders before recovering a few seasons later to end his career with back-to-back Super Bowl

    Remember the two times the Broncos and the Raiders met in the NFL playoffs?

    The Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos face each other on Sunday night in their first 2016 matchup, and the winner of the game will emerge as the leader in the AFC West Division at the halfway point of the regular season. Both teams are 6-2 right now, and while most expected the Broncos to be in...
  • The Giants need to move Buster Posey to first base, since he just had his worst offensive season ever. Without the rigors of playing catcher

    5 biggest needs for the San Francisco Giants this offseason

    With the conclusion of the 2016 Major League Baseball season this week, the San Francisco Giants will have to come up with a different marketing plan for 2017. Not only has the #evenyear schtick finally been put to rest, but the Giants haven't made the postseason in consecutive seasons since 2002-0...
  • Fans will have many options to attend the 2017 Genesis Open

    Fans have more ticket options than ever for the 2017 Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club

    Tickets to the 2017 Genesis Open are now available and golf fans have more options than ever to check out L.A.’s premiere PGA Tour event. The Genesis Open takes place February 13-19 at the storied Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades and for the first time, select tickets will allow fans...
  • The Colorado Buffaloes host the UCLA Bruins Thursday night at Folsom Field, and this season has the potential to be one of the school's best

    The 10 best seasons in Colorado Buffaloes football history

    As the Colorado Buffaloes prepare to take on the UCLA Bruins tonight at Folsom Field in Boulder, it's important to note that it's been a long time since the Buffs were in contention for anything significant. With a 6-2 record right now and a one-game lead in the Pac-12 South Division, Colorado has a...
  • Jeurys Familia is set to appear in court on a domestic violence issue

    New York Mets should reserve judgement on Jeurys Familia until investigation is complete

    Until all the facts are known -- and both sides of the story are heard -- New York Mets fans, media members and Citi Field staffers should reserve judgement on Jeurys Familia and his domestic violence case. Everyone seems to have an opinion already on the incident. The thing is, we won't know...
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    Cleveland Browns give a Salute to Service with a special Mission BBQ gathering

    Cleveland Browns players arrived at the Brook Park Armory as part of their #give10 program with lots of gifts and good cheer for 100 active military members (representing all five branches of the armed services) brought together by the USO of Northern Ohio. It was also apparent that everyone...
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    Photos: WWE SmackDown sizzles in Newark

    The WWE's hotly-anticipated return to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., featured all kinds of wacky twists and turns, including Randy Orton embracing the dark side by joining forces with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Orton's apparent heel turn came out of nowhere, and easily was the most shocking...
  • NFL 2016 Week 8: Heroes and villains

    NFL 2016 Week 8: Heroes and villains

    Rating are plummeting for the NFL and with every passing week, the league is failing to bounce back. Maybe it's because the irritations just keep coming for fans. With tied games, ineffective offenses, uninteresting storylines and a historic number of penalties, the games are becoming increasingly...
  • Yoenis Cespedes is likely to opt out of his contract with the New York Mets

    New York Mets: World Series a nice distraction from Yoenis Cespedes contract talks

    It's just a matter of time before Yoenis Cespedes opts out of his contract with the New York Mets. Many major media outlets and baseball experts have predicted as such, leading Mets fans to have major concerns about the 2017 season and beyond. Cespedes, a 31-year-old outfielder, inked a three-year...
  • Eric Jackman makes glorious debut as host of The MMA Hour

    Eric Jackman makes glorious debut as host of The MMA Hour

    Eric Jackman took his talents to the grandest stage of them all: Ariel Helwani's chair on The MMA Hour podcast. Why was Jackman the talk of Twitter and the toast of the town on Monday afternoon? When it comes to sports talk entertainment in the MMA space, it doesn't get much bigger than Helwani's...
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    Photos: Outrageous WWE-themed Halloween costumes in New York City

    AXS was out and about in New York City on Halloween day, scoping out the best WWE-themed costumes in town. Even though Election Day is coming up—making Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton costumes extremely popular, a ton of folks decided to get funky and unique with ridiculous WWE costumes. Not...
  • Curtis Granderson signs autographs before a Mets game at Citi Field

    New York Mets: Curtis Granderson sets the bar for professionalism

    Curtis Granderson's honor as the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award recipient was well-deserved. He was given the award in Chicago, prior to Game 3 of the World Series contest between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. The New York Mets slugger was all smiles during the ceremony. When it comes to...
  • WWE: Time for Roman Reigns to bring back his popular 'crowd entrance' walkout

    WWE: Time for Roman Reigns to bring back his popular 'crowd entrance' walkout

    Earlier this year, the WWE decided to put the kibosh on Roman Reigns' popular crowd entrance walkouts, citing security concerns and the possibility of a heel turn. They didn't want fans to get too close to him, especially after news broke that an obsessed fan showed up to the WWE's training facility...
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