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Albert Pujols smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting his 700th home run. (© Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)

In what may be a fitting capstone to a Hall of Fame career, Albert Pujols on Friday connected for his 700th home run as a major leaguer, a feat accomplished by only three other sluggers in baseball history.

The milestone homer – Pujols’ second of the night – came in the fourth inning off Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford, the latest of a record 455 different pitchers who’v

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Trinity Rodman, the daughter of NBA veteran Dennis Rodman, is a force to reckon with in the soccer world.

The 19-year-old recently signed a four-year contract extension with the Washington Spirits, worth $1.1 million, Sportico reports—making her the highest-paid player within the National Women’s Soccer League. She will make an estimated $281,000 annually.

For context, Rodman joined the league in 2021 with a base salary of $42,000 plus housing and bonuses on a t

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The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly expected to sign veteran running back Ronald Jones on a one-year contract this offseason, per NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero.

 

Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes seems to approve of this move.

In response to these reports, the 26-year-old signal caller reacted with three flex emojis.

 

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Brittney Griner was seen for the first time since her February arrest in Russia Thursday, appearing in a short clip purportedly posted to social media fro
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‘Super Bowl LVI was shaping up to be a supersized disappointment for the Los Angeles Rams.

They had lost their lead during a disastrous start to the second half. They had lost one of their best players in wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a knee injury. They were about to waste MVP-caliber performances from Aaron Donald and Von Miller, not to mention what might be their best shot at a championship in the foreseeable future.

Then, as they have so many times during the Rams’ championship s

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Los Angeles Rams’ Matt Gay (8) kicks a 30-yard field goal to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Los Angeles Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers30-27, in Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game at Raymond James Stadium, sending Tom Brady home for the remainder of the playoffs and Matthew Stafford into his first conference championship game.

 

And w

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Coach Andy Reid had some simple advice for Patrick Mahomes when the Kansas City Chiefs faced long odds to beat the Buffalo Bills in Sunday night’s divisional-round playoff game.

“When it’s grim, be the Grim Reaper and go g

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Coach Andy Reid had some simple advice for Patrick Mahomes when the Kansas City Chiefs faced long odds to beat the Buffalo Bills in Sunday night’s divisional-round playoff game.

“When it’s grim, be the Grim Reaper and go g

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The Denver Broncos have named their season-long diversity coaching internship the Marlin Briscoe Diversity Coaching Fellowship, the team announced Tuesday.

“I feel very humbled,” Briscoe said. “It’s a great honor to be recognized after all these years.”

Briscoe made pro football history in 1968 when he became the first Black quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

Nicknamed “the Magician,” Briscoe was drafted in the 14th round by the Broncos and switched positions from defensive bac

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Simone Biles, of the United States, waits to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women’s final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Gregory Bull/AP)

American gymnast Simone Biles has pulled out of the individual competitions in vault and uneven bars, according to USA Gymnastics.

Biles was a heavy favorite in the vault event final coming into the Olympics.

“Today, after further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to

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The Cleveland Guardians name will officially be adopted starting next season.

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name next season to the Cleveland Guardians, the Major League Baseball club announced Friday morning, after the current moniker drew criticism for decades from Native Americans.

 

“You see, there’s always been a Cleveland — that’s the best part of our name,” actor Tom Hanks says in a video announcement he narrated for the team, which posted it on Twitter. “And now it’s tim

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A 7-foot-4 adult is rare. A 7-foot-4 14-year-old is unheard of.

Enter Zhang Ziyu, a teenage girl from East China’s Shandong Province, after a video of her notching 42 points, 25 rebounds and six blocks in an under-15s tournament game went viral.

In the highlights, Ziyu towers over her helpless opponents, easily securing uncontested rebounds and scoring wide-open layups.

Commenters quickly compared Ziyu – who was 5-foot-2 in the first grade and 6-foot-9 in sixth grade, a

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Vanessa Bryant is launching the Mambacita clothing line. (Source: Mambacita)

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, wants Nike to explain why the Mambacita sneakers that she worked on to honor her daughter have been released without her permission.

Bryant said Thursday in an Instagram post that she was upset that the black-and-white shoes, with the names “Kobe” and “Gigi” engraved on them, were released when neither she nor her other daughters had received pairs.

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Most people (at least those paying attention) expect quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be the first player selected in this year’s NFL Draft. Frankly, his draft stock has been a foregone conclusion since his heralded arrival at Clemson in 2018, and it was only strengthened after he led the Tigers to the National Championship as only a freshman. He’s a team leader who can read a defense and flat out throw the ball.

In fact, the only doubts that exist about Lawrence’s po

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Hansel Emmanuel, a native of the Dominican Republic, who plays high school basketball for Life Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida, lost his arm in a tragic accident at the age of six.

 

Now 16, the accident has clearly not slowed down his love of basketball. After first making waves earlier this year, Emmanuel recently went viral again with an impressive highlight reel playing AAU ball.

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Australian Open champion Japan’s Naomi Osaka poses with the trophy during a photo shoot at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021. Osaka crushed Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3 to secure her second Australian Open title on Saturday and cement her standing as the new queen of the women’s game. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

With four Grand Slam titles to her name, tennis pro Naomi Osaka has made a name for herself in the industry. However, according to Business

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On this date in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut, and in doing so integrated baseball for good. Robinson faced opposition, turmoil, and hatred during his career in the majors, but persevered through it all, winning Rookie of the Year in his first season, MVP in his third and a World Series in his ninth. Despite starting his MLB career far later than most, Robinson would prove himself to be one of the greatest players in baseball history and would be

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Major League Baseball said Friday it will move this season’s All-Star game, a high-profile event that had been scheduled for Truist Park in July, out of Georgia in response to the state’s new voting law.

 

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision eight days after Gov. Brian Kemp

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