Ray Lewis, Lamar Odom to compete on DWTS

Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Lewis will prove whether he has more moves than his signature pregame dance. Lewis will be among the 12 celebrities competing on the 28th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” it was announced Wednesday. The only other professional athlete on this season’s show is Lamar Odom, a two-time NBA champion. .@raylewis is putting his cleats down and his dancing shoes on for @DancingABC!#DWTS#DancingOnGMAhttps://t.co/iiWtUzxXl2 pic.twitter.com/6q0DnjerAR — Good Morning America (@GMA) August 21, 2019 Throughout his 17-year career, Lewis was known for coming out of…

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Conway, who exposed NHLPA corruption, dies

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he started at the age of 18 and later served as sports editor. A longtime Boston Bruins beat writer, Conway published a series of articles that exposed Eagleson’s lucrative conflicts of interest as the union boss, player agent and organizer…

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Busch: We’re getting our ass kicked by Joe Gibbs NASCAR team-mates – NASCAR

NASCAR Cup Series leader Kyle Busch feels his part of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team is “getting our ass kicked right now” by his team-mates. Though Busch retains the points lead as the series approaches its playoffs phase, he has not won a race since the early June Pocono round and has had largely inconsistent results since then. By contrast team-mate Denny Hamlin has been in the top three for the past five straight races, winning two of them, Martin Truex Jr was in the top four for the…

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A UFC Contract Is Great, But Miles Johns Wants Wins

Read off those names again and you’ll see the talent coming out of the Texas gym on a regular basis, with the Contender Series playing a big part in launching those fighters into the UFC. And while the unbeaten (9-0) Johns has been looking for his shot for a while, Saud pulled him back until he was ready to make an immediate impact and get that contract. “I felt like I was ready for a long time,” Johns admits. “But I am happy with how the timing worked out; it’s…

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RLL — Data shows Sato not to blame for crash

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing did an internal review of the opening-lap crash at Pocono Raceway and absolved driver Takuma Sato of causing the accident. The team said it took the rare step Tuesday of publicly defending Sato, who has been widely blamed for triggering a five-car accident that altered the championship race, because its review of the onboard data and camera showed that he was not at fault for the five-car accident. Sato was racing three-wide with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi when they crashed headed into the second turn.…

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Canadian star Hefford named head of PWHPA

8:56 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Jayna Hefford has been hired to lead the recently formed Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. Hefford replaces Bryan Hicks, who took the post on July 1 but has since departed. “About two weeks ago, I got a call from [Team USA forward] Kendall Coyne [Schofield] and [PWHPA adviser] Ilana Kloss,” Hefford told ESPN. “It’s hard to turn down when you have people like that. All along, I’ve wanted to be a part of it, I just didn’t know where that might fit in. “I certainly…

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Loyola’s Sister Jean celebrates 100th birthday

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the chaplain for the Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team, turned 100 on Wednesday. Among the ways Sister Jean is being celebrated is a Lego likeness of her that will be on display at the Legoland Discovery Center through October, when it will be moved to the Ramblers’ Gentile Arena. She is also getting an exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art. “I’ve never celebrated a month before, but why not, you only get to be 100 only once,” she told WGN-TV Chicago this week. “That’s like…

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[News] Setting the Stage for Boston Celtics Decisions in 2017 NBA Draft | Powered by CLNS

Cory Prescott and Mike Walsh of CLNS Media’s Celtics Newsfeed set the table for Thursday night’s 2017 NBA Draft. What direction will the Celtics go at No. 3? Do they need to take the best available prospect, or can a 53-win team be more picky in identifying needs? -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-Please watch: “FULL KYRIE IRVING and GORDON HAYWARD CELTICS Press Conference” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7FoDj4-Nzw-~-~~-~~~-~~-~- View at DailyMotion

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[BREAKING NEWS] NBA Releases Tip-Off, Christmas Day Schedules, Both Featuring Boston Celtics…

The NBA released a few schedule snippets, including Week 1’s nationally-televised slate and the Christmas Day broadcast schedule. The Boston Celtics open their 2017-18 season at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Celtics also will take on the Washington Wizards on Dec. 25 at TD Garden. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-Please watch: “FULL KYRIE IRVING and GORDON HAYWARD CELTICS Press Conference” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7FoDj4-Nzw-~-~~-~~~-~~-~- View at DailyMotion

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Nikki Hiltz Reveals Her Secret Weapon – Women’s Running

The road to the world championships includes one mile in Manhattan, where Hiltz plans to race for the podium—and have a good time doing it. Nikki Hiltz felt some nerves during the July day leading up to the 1500-meter final at the U.S.A. Track & Field Championships. The top three finishers would qualify for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships—the highest achievement during a non-Olympic year. It was her girlfriend, Therese Haiss, who is also a training partner on the Mission Athletics Club running group in San Diego, who…

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