No dream has ever been too big for Brandi Rhodes. Long before becoming a wrestler and top executive at All Elite Wrestling (AEW), she was a figure skater as a child. For 17 years, she had her eyes set on reaching the pinnacle of that sport. “What I imagined back then was that I would […]

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As Monster Jam truck driver Bari Musawwir’s name was announced, a different type of energy filled Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month at the Monster Jam World Finals. Cheers flooded the stadium. Adults and children stood with outstretched arms for the signature Zombie Arm Wave, alternating up and down to mimic a […]

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FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code This week, Hot Takedown is taking a focused look at the lawsuit filed by the U.S. women’s soccer team in advance of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Twenty-eight players have sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, claiming patterns of gender-based discrimination. One […]

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The Golden State Warriors hope to get Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala back healthy for the 2019 NBA Finals. And if his health continues to improve, recently named Hall of Famer and Warriors patriarch Al Attles should be back too. His last game was when the Warriors played the Phoenix Suns last October. […]

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Led by Kawhi Leonard, the Toronto Raptors completely shut down the Bucks offense in Game 3, slicing Milwaukee’s Eastern Conference finals lead to 2-1 in the process. Mike Budenholzer’s crew finished the 2018-19 regular season ranked fourth in offensive efficiency, so holding them to just 93.1 points per 100 possessions across six periods2 Put another […]

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Over the course of the past decade, the San Francisco Giants put together one of the strangest dynasties in baseball history. And now it is officially coming to an end. The Giants still have five players left over from their 2014 championship season, but the returns have diminished greatly since then. The team is in […]

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MILWAUKEE — Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, who was recently named a finalist for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, is focused on helping his team make its first Finals appearance in franchise history. Off the court, however, he is hoping to make his long-awaited return to Cameroon this offseason to finally pay respects to […]

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If Toronto defies the odds and reaches the NBA Finals after trailing the Bucks 2-0, the Raptors’ Game 3 effort Sunday, and Kawhi Leonard’s effort more specifically, will have been the catalyst for it all. Nick Nurse and his club appeared to be hellbent on making things more difficult for Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, doing what […]

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