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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is donating his fifth Super Bowl ring to help support frontline healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis — and anybody can bid on it

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is auctioning off one of his most prized possessions to help benefit frontline workers battling the coronavirus. Fans and collectors can bid on Kraft’s Super Bowl LI ring – from the Patriots’ epic 25-point second-half comeback over the Atlanta Falcons – through the “All […]
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is donating his fifth Super Bowl ring to help support frontline healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis — and anybody can bid on it
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The US will likely see the return of NASCAR and the PGA before football, basketball, and hockey amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why.

The new coronavirus typically spreads when droplets pass between people in sustained, close proximity. Contact sports like football, basketball, and hockey are seemingly impossible to play safely, unless athletes and staff are tested first. While the US has ramped up its coronavirus testing capacity in the last month, not every […]
The US will likely see the return of NASCAR and the PGA before football, basketball, and hockey amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why.
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10 of the most inspiring athletic career comebacks in sports history

Sometimes, athletes retire before they’re ready – this can lead to a return to the game they love. It doesn’t always go well, but these 10 sports legends returned to their sports and won championships and broke records. Most famously, Michael Jordan returned to the NBA and won three more […]
10 of the most inspiring athletic career comebacks in sports history
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A parody Twitter account convinced fans, celebrities, and journalists that Colin Kaepernick was signed by the New York Jets, even though he wasn’t

A parody sports-news account, @SuperToughScene, falsely tweeted that Colin Kaepernick had been signed by the New York Jets. Fans, celebrities, politicians, and news organisations believed the fake information, including Morgan Freeman, Donna Brazile, and Tommy Chong. It had been retweeted more than 12,000 times as of Friday morning and questions […]
A parody Twitter account convinced fans, celebrities, and journalists that Colin Kaepernick was signed by the New York Jets, even though he wasn’t
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13 professional athletes who played more than one sport

It’s hard to be good enough at one sport to get drafted to play professionally – these 13 athletes were skilled at more than one. Bo Jackson famously played both basketball and football, and was named an All-Star in both. Others are less well-known for being a multi-sport athlete, like […]
13 professional athletes who played more than one sport
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The most famous football player from every state

Ahead of Super Bowl LV, we’ve listed the most famous football player from every state. Small towns have produced top football talent, such as Castle Rock, Colorado (Christian McCaffrey). From Tom Brady to Brett Favre, these are some of the most talented players in NFL history. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
The most famous football player from every state
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How 215,000 meals are made for Super Bowl LIV

It takes a culinary staff of 3,000 people to feed some 215,000 fans, players, NFL executives, and performers flocking to Miami for Super Bowl LIV. All the cooking happens from kitchens deep inside Hard Rock Stadium and Miami Beach Convention Centre. Here, chefs are hustling to make everything from porchetta […]
How 215,000 meals are made for Super Bowl LIV
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15 musicians we’d love to see perform the Super Bowl halftime show

The Weeknd will headline the Super Bowl LV‘s halftime show at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. While he’s a solid choice, we’ve picked 15 other acts that could also do an amazing job in the future. We’d love to see Ariana Grande, Rihanna, or Miley Cyrus headline the halftime […]
15 musicians we’d love to see perform the Super Bowl halftime show
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20 male celebrities who look even better with long hair

Some male celebrities look better when they grow out their hair. Actors like Chris Hemsworth, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Jason Momoa are just a few examples. Musicians like Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Jaden Smith, and Ty Dolla $ign also look great with longer locks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
20 male celebrities who look even better with long hair
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A stunning new report details how Michigan State University’s ‘dream team’ recruiting class crumbled after 4 football players were accused of sexual assault

Michigan State Football’s 2016 “Dream Team” recruiting class crumbled after multiple players were accused of sexual misconduct, according to a series from the Detroit News. When Michigan State recruited defensive end Auston Robertson, coaches reportedly knew of his sexual misconduct rap sheet, which dated back to when he was 11 […]
A stunning new report details how Michigan State University’s ‘dream team’ recruiting class crumbled after 4 football players were accused of sexual assault
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Deshaun Watson silenced a Chiefs player’s trash-talk by asking, ‘Who’s that?’

Deshaun Watson appeared to ask the Kansas City Cheifs’ bench “Who’s that?” when a defender trash-talked him during their Divisional Round playoff matchup. Watson’s slight came when Chiefs defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon got in the quarterback’s face with time winding down in the second quarter. Despite being heavy underdogs heading […]
Deshaun Watson silenced a Chiefs player’s trash-talk by asking, ‘Who’s that?’
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49ers’ Richard Sherman appeared to mock Kirk Cousins’ signature catchphrase after eliminating the Vikings from the playoffs

After hauling in an interception,San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman mocked Kirk Cousins‘ signature “You like that?!” catchphrase by repeating “I like that!” for the cameras. Cousins famously coined the catchphrase back in 2015 after leading the Washington Redskins to their largest comeback victory in franchise history. After downing Cousins’ […]
49ers’ Richard Sherman appeared to mock Kirk Cousins’ signature catchphrase after eliminating the Vikings from the playoffs
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The New York Giants shocked the NFL world by hiring a little-known coach, but he comes with endorsements from 2 of football’s elite, Bill Belichick and Nick Saban

The New York Giants’ hiring of newly-minted head coach Joe Judge on Tuesday drew laughter and disbelief from across the NFL, but the little-known pick comes highly recommended by two of the biggest names in football. Alabama Crimson Tide mastermind Nick Saban helped Judge land a role on Bill Belichick’s […]
The New York Giants shocked the NFL world by hiring a little-known coach, but he comes with endorsements from 2 of football’s elite, Bill Belichick and Nick Saban
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Google reveals the 10 athletes who caught our attention the most in 2019

Google’s2019 Year in Search reveals all of the trends we dug into using the popular search engine throughout the year – including athletes. Though the tool does not detail the most-searched topics of interest, it does track the searches that had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period […]
Google reveals the 10 athletes who caught our attention the most in 2019
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21 professional athletes who identify as LGBTQ

Throughout history, professional athletes in many different sports have identified as LGBTQ. Michael Sam, Ryan Russell, and Ryan O’Callaghan are all former NFL athletes who have come out as LGBTQ. Sheryl Swoopes, Megan Rapinoe, and Billie Jean King are athletes who identify as lesbians. Caitlyn Jenner, Patricio Manuel, Fallon Fox, […]
21 professional athletes who identify as LGBTQ
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The Army and Navy’s investigation is finally over: The academy students accused of flashing ‘white power’ signs were just playing the stupid ‘circle game’

The US Navy and Army’s service academies concluded on Friday that students accused of flashing a “white power” hand signal during the annual Army-Navy football game on Saturday were merely playing the “circle game” and made the gesture without any racial animus. Both academies recommended additional training in light of […]
The Army and Navy’s investigation is finally over: The academy students accused of flashing ‘white power’ signs were just playing the stupid ‘circle game’
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A challenge that has students lobbing footballs into trashcans for $100K in tuition highlights the dark depths of the student debt crisis

Since 2008, US-based soda company Dr Pepper has sponsored an annual tuition giveaway contest. During the halftime of each of the five College Football Conference Championship games, two contestants go head-to-head throwing footballs into giant inflatable Dr Pepper cans. The winners take home $US100,000 to go towards their future educational […]
A challenge that has students lobbing footballs into trashcans for $100K in tuition highlights the dark depths of the student debt crisis
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Only 8 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff is rapidly approaching, and while we don’t quite have a handle on who will make the four-team slate, the field of potential contenders is dwindling. The committee is set to release its fifth College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, and major losses from […]
Only 8 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff
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Only 9 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff is rapidly approaching, and while we don’t quite have a handle on who will make the four-team slate, the field of potential contenders is dwindling. The committee is set to release its fourth College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, and major losses from […]
Only 9 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff
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A Harvard student snuck a brutal hidden message about Jeffrey Epstein into his smack-talk piece published in Yale’s student newspaper

A Harvard student is leaning on the conspiracy theory surrounding Jeffrey Epstein‘s death to troll Yale ahead of Saturday’s rivalry game. Prior to Harvard’s and Yale’s gridiron grudge match each year, the student newspapers at the esteemed Ivy League institutions have a tradition of publishing a “dueling column” from their […]
A Harvard student snuck a brutal hidden message about Jeffrey Epstein into his smack-talk piece published in Yale’s student newspaper
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Map shows which states support Colin Kaepernick the most

Colin Kaepernick recently hosted representatives from seven NFL franchises for a workout in an attempt to find his way back onto a professional roster. In light of the 32-year-old’s potential resurgence, the NFL team at betonline.ag used trends software with direct access to geotagged Twitter data to determine which states […]
Map shows which states support Colin Kaepernick the most
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Only 10 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff is rapidly approaching, and while we don’t quite have a handle on who will make the four-team slate, the field of potential contenders is dwindling. The committee is set to release its third College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, and major losses from […]
Only 10 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff
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Jeff Bezos is reportedly interested in buying the Seattle Seahawks

AmazonCEO Jeff Bezos may be considering buying the Seattle Seahawks, according to a Washington Post report. While the Seahawks aren’t up for sale, the team might be looking for new ownership after the death of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen in 2018. The purchase would be a feasible one for the […]
Jeff Bezos is reportedly interested in buying the Seattle Seahawks
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Only 11 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff is rapidly approaching, and while we don’t quite have a handle on who will make the four-team slate, the field of potential contenders is dwindling. The committee is set to release its second College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, and major losses from […]
Only 11 schools still have a legit shot to make the College Football Playoff
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A former DII walk-on who went undrafted in the NFL and worked at a potato chip factory snagged 2 interceptions and became the Raiders’ star in their ‘Thursday Night Football’ win

Oakland Raiders safety Erik Harris snagged two interceptions, one of which he took to the house, in his team’s 26-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday night. Harris’ big night was all the more impressive given his meandering path to the NFL. The 29-year-old began his football career as […]
A former DII walk-on who went undrafted in the NFL and worked at a potato chip factory snagged 2 interceptions and became the Raiders’ star in their ‘Thursday Night Football’ win
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KFC is adding chicken wings to the menu

KFC is adding chicken wings to the menu on Thursday. With the wings hitting menus in time for football season, Sean Astin will star in commercials as “Colonel Rudy,” an obvious reference to his role as an underdog football star in the movie “Rudy.” The wings will join KFC’s menu […]
KFC is adding chicken wings to the menu
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New lawsuit accuses Antonio Brown of raping his fitness trainer

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is accused of raping his former personal trainer, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida alleges Brown sexually assaulted the fitness trainer Britney Taylor on three occasions, including one in 2017 in which it says he […]
New lawsuit accuses Antonio Brown of raping his fitness trainer
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LSU’s football team has a new $28 million locker room — complete with sleep pods, a pool, and a mini theatre

Louisiana State University (LSU) unveiled its $US28 million renovated Football Operations Building in July 2019. The new facility features a state-of-the-art locker room with sleep pods, charging stations, and new technology. The renovated building was designed by HNTB Architecture, which previously designed other multimillion-dollar athletic centres. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
LSU’s football team has a new $28 million locker room — complete with sleep pods, a pool, and a mini theatre
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The NFL is starting to use AI to figure out how much it should actually pay players, and early data shows one position is more at risk for a pay cut than others

A football analytics company, Pro Football Focus, is developing artificial intelligence to make recommendations for player salaries to the NFL, according to The Wall Street Journal. So far, the AI results suggest running backs are being overpaid. PFF is run by Cris Collinsworth, the NBC “Sunday Night Football” analyst who […]
The NFL is starting to use AI to figure out how much it should actually pay players, and early data shows one position is more at risk for a pay cut than others
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An NFL player who saves almost all of his salary and teaches a UPenn class called ‘Life 101’ says building wealth involves a key act, and people are waiting too long to do it

New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copelandsaves almost all of his salary, runs his own real-estate company, and teaches a financial-literacy class he calls “Life 101” at the University of Pennsylvania. Improving your financial situation is all about having access to info and sharing it with others, he said. Having open […]
An NFL player who saves almost all of his salary and teaches a UPenn class called ‘Life 101’ says building wealth involves a key act, and people are waiting too long to do it
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Meet the barber behind Paul Pogba’s famous haircuts

Ahmed Alsanawi has cut the hair of some of the world’s most famous soccer players. He was born in Bagdad and lived there until he was 9 years old. We visited his barber shop, A Star Barbers, to find out about his rise and get a haircut. The following is […]
Meet the barber behind Paul Pogba’s famous haircuts
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The new Women’s World Cup uniforms for every country

The 2019 Women’s World Cup starts on June 7 in France. Most of the 24 teams will have new kits for the tournament, and for the first time, many will have designs different than the men’s teams. The tournament will be heavily dominated by Nike and Adidas. The marquee soccer […]
The new Women’s World Cup uniforms for every country
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Here’s why Australians are falling in love with American football

When the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday night local time (10:30am AEDT), they will be cheered on by about 75,000 fans in the stadium, more than 100 million television viewers across the United States, and an estimated 50 million more around […]
Here’s why Australians are falling in love with American football
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Why hosting the Super Bowl isn’t worth it, according to an economist

The NFL and host committees claim that the Super Bowl brings between $US300 to $US500 million to host cities. EconomistVictor Matheson estimates the big game brings in between $US30 to $US130 million. The higher estimates encourage cities to continue to provide the NFL with tax subsidies to host the event […]
Why hosting the Super Bowl isn’t worth it, according to an economist
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15 of America’s favourite Super Bowl traditions

INSIDER’s Data team surveyed a group of people to learn what the most common Super Bowl traditions are in the US. The majority of people either spend the day with their friends or family. The most popular foods on game day are chips, pizza, and chilli. There is a small […]
15 of America’s favourite Super Bowl traditions
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13 surprising things you probably didn’t know about the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl has been around since 1967 and is arguably the most exciting event for football fans. It’s also the second-biggest eating day of the year for Americans. Tom Brady is the most decorated quarterback in Super Bowl history. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Come February, talk of […]
13 surprising things you probably didn’t know about the Super Bowl