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Former UFC champ Kevin Randleman dead at 44

Former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman died Thursday, according to Fox Sports. He was 44. Randleman was in the hospital for pneumonia and died due to heart failure, Fox Sports reported. >> Read more trending stories Randleman, a native of Sandusky, Ohio, won two national championships (1993 and 1994) and ...

Boys tourney draw: Kings-Little Miami to match up, Mason No. 1

What Mother Nature wiped out, Kings coach Mike Stevens and Little Miami coach Michael Craig put back in play.The Knights and Panthers were scheduled to play Jan. 23, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather.However, the teams will face off with a lot more than bragging rights on ...

Mitchell stepping up his game for Knights

Kings High School junior Tyler Mitchell admits some of his mentality hasn’t changed when he is on the basketball court.But the attitude has.The 6-foot point guard leads the Eastern Cincinnati Conference in assists at 4.4 per game and is third in scoring at 14.3 points per game as the Knights ...

FILE - In this April 15, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams reacts after the team's victory in an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans. Williams' wife, Ingrid Williams, is second from right. Oklahoma City police say Ingrid Williams died Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 2016, at a hospital. Capt. Paco Valderrama says the 44-year-old's SUV was struck Tuesday night just outside downtown Oklahoma City when an oncoming car crossed the center line. Monty Williams is now an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach dies after car crash

Oklahoma City Thunder fans and team members mourned the loss of assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, who died Wednesday after suffering injuries in a car crash reported the night before. Ingrid Williams, 44, was survived by her husband and their five children, aged between 5 and 17 years old, according to ...

Eli Manning explains why he wasn't smiling about his brother's Super Bowl win

Some may say it's jealousy, others may say it's pure shock, but Eli Manning's expressionless face as his big brother, Peyton Manning, won Super Bowl 50 had Twitter reacting. >> Read more trending stories Mashable reported that as the Broncos scored the winning touchdown, Eli Manning was very, very stoic. ...

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Reds clubhouse man Bernie Stowe, 80, is dead

Legendary Cincinnati Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe died today, club officials said. He was 80.Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said, “There is no one in the Reds’ family more loved, admired and respected than Bernie Stowe.“For almost 70 years he deeply touched the lives of our players, ...

Falcons owner Arthur Blank in gave up some responsibilities in December. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank diagnosed with prostate cancer

Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer. >> Read more trending stories   “In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer,” Blank said in a statement on Tuesday. “Over the last several weeks Angie (Macuga) and I have visited a number of ...

UCLA gymnast dominates floor routine with hip-hop moves

Sophina DeJesus, a 21-year-old student and gymnast at the University of California, Los Angeles, added some serious flair to a routine she recently performed during a competition between UCLA and the University of Utah. >> Read more trending stories   During the routine, DeJesus incorporated dance moves from popular songs like "Hit ...

Report: Browns covered up Manziel being drunk at practice

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel showed up drunk to practice late in the season and the team covered it up, according to a new report. NFL.com’s Michael Silver is reporting the Browns “lied” about Manziel being drunk. Silver said a Browns player told him that during a week late in ...

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was less than forthcoming in his Super Bowl 50 post-game press conference.

Cam Newton: I'm a 'sore loser'

Cam Newton, in his first comments following his curt Super Bowl 50 post-game press conference, says he is in fact a "sore loser." Newton, who gave short answers and was visibly uncomfortable during questioning Sunday night after the Carolina Panthers' 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, ...

College Insider: East’s Dieball an impact frosh at Christian Brothers

Adam Dieball is performing at a high level for the Christian Brothers University men’s basketball team in Memphis, Tenn.The 6-foot-8 freshman forward and Lakota East High School graduate is the second-leading scorer (15.4) for the Bucs and tops the squad in assists (4.0). He’s also averaging 4.2 rebounds per game ...

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller says Peyton Manning won’t retire yet

Retirement rumors are swirling around Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, and Sunday’s win certainly provided a high note to end on. But Super Bowl MVP Von Miller doesn’t think Manning will hang up his helmet just yet. >> Read more trending stories   “He still has the physical ability and the mental ...

Model Barbara Palvin will maker her SI Swimsuit edition debut.

Sports Illustrated to reveal cover of swimsuit edition

Saturday night, following the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition, the Sports Illustrated 2016 Swimsuit edition cover will be revealed on TNT. >> Read more trending stories The broadcast (10:30 p.m. ET), hosted by Nick Cannon and Rebecca Romijn, will feature 20-plus models from the issue, along with a contest to ...

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Court records: Johnny Manziel’s ex says he kidnapped her, ruptured her eardrum during fight

Court documents are providing more details as to what may have happened between Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Crowley's attorney, Kathy Kinser, said Manziel hit Crowley so hard that her earn drum ruptured. "They expect (her ear) to heal but it'll take a while," Kinser told ...

Why does Peyton Manning keep mentioning Budweiser?

Budweiser had a memorable commercial featuring Helen Mirren during the Super Bowl, but the company got a much more profitable endorsement after the game ended. As you likely watched or at least saw on Twitter, winning quarterback Peyton Manning used his postgame interview to tell reporter Tracy Wolfson: "I'm going ...

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Broncos fan spends $21k on Super Bowl tickets, but don't tell his wife

A Denver Broncos fan is getting a lot of attention for spending thousands on Super Bowl tickets Sunday. Justin Kerrigan told NBC Bay Area that he spent "$21" on a "Broncos Tailgate Package" when he landed at Norm Mineta San Jose International Airport before the big game. Initially, reporter Bob ...

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Russell Wilson writes open thank-you letter to Peyton Manning

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson penned a letter to the Denver Bronco's Peyton Manning amidst retirement rumors. >> Read more trending stories Speculation continues to mount that Peyton Manning will retire, especially since he and his team won Super Bowl 50 Sunday. In his letter, titled "If This Is It," ...

'Hot' Super Bowl ref Clete Blakeman steals Twitter users' hearts

Super Bowl 50 had a little bit for everyone: competitive football, funny commercials and a hot referee. Yes, NFL referee Clete Blakeman caught the eyes of some of the millions of viewers tuning in on Sunday.  >> Read more trending stories The viewers lit up Twitter with comments on just how hot they thought he ...

Carolina Pathers quarterback Cam Newton has come under fire for abruptly walking off his post-game interview after Sunday night's Super Bowl loss. 

WATCH: Did Cam Newton walk off because of Broncos player's interview?

Cam Newton’s Super Bowl walk-off has already passed through the social-media firestorm phase and is now on to the examination of circumstantial evidence. Internet sleuths — namely, Twitter user @bmweezy13 — appear to have discovered a possible reason Newton abandoned his postgame press conference after a few short answers: The Super Bowl postgame scrums ...

Cam Newton was brief in his responses during his Super Bowl 50 post-game conference.

Deion Sanders on Cam Newton's exit: 'You can't do that'

Cam Newton took a beating on the field during Super Bowl 50, and is taking a scolding following his less than forthcoming post-game interview.  Probably the harshest critic has been former Falcon and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. >>Related: Terse, dejected Cam Newton abruptly leaves post-game interview after ...

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