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Tom Brady Installed a 'Countdown To Super Bowl LI' Clock in His House 12 Months Ago

Tom Brady wants to win Super Bowls. Nothing else will do. So after the New England Patriots fell to the Denver Broncos during last year's AF...

Cam Newton: Built To Lead

One year ago, Cam Newton stood on top of the world. He was cruising to his first NFL MVP award. The entire nation was mimicking his signature cele...

Watch Emotional Video of DICK'S Sporting Goods Re-Equipping an Underfunded Youth Football Program

In recent years, youth sports funding has been cut dramatically. It's estimated that 27 percent of U.S. public high schools will not offer any sport...

Kay Felder's Unlikely Journey From a Small College to the Defending NBA Champs

Kay Felder is tired. It's mid-afternoon at the Cleveland Cavaliers' practice facility, a $28 million building nestled among trees at the end of a s...

Isaiah Austin Has Been Cleared to Play Basketball Again Two Years After Being Diagnosed With Marfan Syndrome

In 2014, fresh off of averaging 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game as a sophomore at Baylor, 7-foot-1 Isaiah Austin was set to forgo th...

Huntington High School Receives the 2016 Russell Athletic 'Fight Like Dylan' Award

photo courtesy of russellathletic.com The Russell Athletic "Fight Like Dylan" award honors high school sports teams that show perseverance to beat t...

J.J. Watt Sums Up Exactly Why Football Players Love Football In Powerful New Essay

Once upon a time, J.J. Watt seemed truly invincible. Then the 2015 season happened. In a span of months, Watt suffered a broken hand, a staph i...

These 7 NBA Washouts Became Basketball Legends Overseas

Getting to the NBA is really tough. Staying there is even harder. There are only about 450 rosters spots in NBA, and each year brings a new cla...

Paul George Says His Team USA Comeback Is Just The Latest Time He's Disproven Doubters

Paul George gave a happy ending to a tough chapter in his career this summer when he won Gold in Rio with Team USA. The victory marked the end of...

What Karl-Anthony Towns Did to the Coach Who Questioned Him

By the time he was in fifth grade, Karl-Anthony Towns already stood 6-foot-3 and was getting noticed for how smoothly he moved on the basketball court...

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