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  • Brett Favre named in $24M Mississippi welfare funds lawsuit
    The Mississippi Department of Human Services has named Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre in a lawsuit seeking to recoup roughly $24 million in misspent welfare funds intended to combat poverty in one of the nation's poorest states. The lawsuit filed on Monday seeks $3.2 million combined from Favre and Favre Enterprises, Inc. Favre is […]
  • Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges for apparently hitting a plane passenger | CNN Travel
    Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges over an incident caught on video last month that appeared to show the former heavyweight boxer hitting another plane passenger multiple times. Mike Tyson appears to hit fellow airplane passenger San Mateo County, California, District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe told CNN he decided not to file misdemeanor battery charges […]
  • Marcelo dropped from Lyon first team for “farting and laughing” in dressing room – sources
    Brazilian defender Marcelo was dropped from the Lyon first team due to continuous farting and laughing in the dressing room, sources have told ESPN.As ESPN reported in August, the 34-year-old was expelled from the senior squad following Lyon's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Angers.- What was Madrid target Mbappe doing near the Bernabeu?- Stream […]
  • Agreement reached to nullify $518K sale for Tom Brady's ‘final' touchdown ball
    The $518,000 sale of the game ball used in the now-unretired Tom Brady's “final” touchdown pass has been voided by mutual agreement between buyer, consigner and auction house, according to Lelands Auctions on Thursday. Due to the unique nature of Brady's decision to return 40 days after he first announced his retirement in late January […]
  • Dwayne Haskins dies at 24 – The Washington Post
    Dwayne Haskins, an NFL quarterback drafted by Washington and on the roster of the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Saturday morning after being struck by a truck in South Florida. He was 24. According to a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman, Haskins was attempting to cross on foot the westbound lanes of I-595 in Broward County against oncoming […]

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  • The New York Mets may not be playing the best baseball of any big-league club at the moment; the Los Angeles Dodgers, at least, would have something to say about that. But after six consecutive series wins — started by a two-game sweep of the then-rolling Yankees in late July and continued, over the last […]
  • Despite an existence that only stretches back to 1977, the Seattle Mariners’ franchise history is a winding rabbit hole — a nearly four-hour documentary is the grandest attempt to give it justice — with more nooks and crannies than one would think possible for such a young franchise. The team co-owns the MLB record for […]
  • Defense wins championships. So does a healthy roster, team chemistry and sometimes, a bit of good luck. Reloaded with all of the above, the Washington Mystics — the 2019 WNBA champions — have a winning record for the first time since that title run, and are back in the playoffs after a yearlong absence.  With […]
  • Few franchises in all of pro sports have been as consistently good as the Connecticut Sun without ever actually winning a league championship. Over 24 seasons in the WNBA, Connecticut’s 55.7 winning percentage ranks second among active teams (third if we include now-defunct franchises). No other active team with a better than .500 record has […]
  • In the NBA, any talk of building a superteam usually centers around the notion of a Big Three: a trio of stars so daunting that it can carry just about any roster to a championship. In the past 15 years, we’ve seen that model work for the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. […]
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