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Hank Aaron and His No. 44 Jersey Will Receive Special Recognition by Georgia Sports Teams

The sports world lost one of the greatest baseball players to ever live. Henry “Hank” Aaron passed away Friday at the age of 86. He was the longtime home run king, but his excellence on the diamond only tells half of the story. He was a civil rights activist, one of the early athletes who used their platform to promote change in society. Combine his success on and off the diamond, and you get a Hall of Fame player. Aaron’s impact was felt in all sports, not just baseball. Many athletes look to Hank Aaron as inspiration. The Atlanta sports icon is getting special recognition from other Atlanta sports organizations for the upcoming 2021 seasons. Georgia sports teams to retire Hank Aaron’s No. 44 jersey We and @ATLUTD will retire No. 44 for the 2021 seasons in honor of Atlanta lege

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Dana White Offers Up His Prediction on Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 257

(L-R) Dustin Poirier, Dana White, Conor McGregor | Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCAs for how UFC President Dana White thinks Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 will go down at UFC 257, he believes that McGregor will try to stick to his prediction of knocking Poirier out early by coming out very aggressively. While he says that McGregor’s prediction might come off as a “little silly” seeing as how Poirier is the second-ranked lightweight fighter in the world, he also knows that McGregor has backed up similar predictions in the past. However, White also seems to believe that if Poirier can make it through the first round and a half or so that he can come away with a victory, which he told UFC 257 takes place on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi (well, it’s at least night for those of us here in the U.S...

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Former LSU and Detroit Lions Guard Eric Andolsek Was Tragically Killed in His Front Yard and the Perpetrator Got Just 30 Days in Jail

Former NFL offensive lineman Eric Andolsek may not have been a household name (few offensive linemen ever are) but it’s a solid bet that the household name for whom he used to throw blocks, legendary Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, was certainly appreciative of what he did on the football field. Andolsek was an All-SEC selection for the LSU Tigers before being drafted by the Lions and was gradually becoming one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL. Tragically, his life came to a tragic end when he was killed in the front yard of his Louisiana home at the age of 25. Eric Andolsek captained the LSU Tigers and was an All-SEC selection Eric Andolsek was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and became a star football player at Thibodaux High School in the early 19

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Hank Aaron Had a Special Moment With Bubba Wallace Just a Few Years Before the Slugger’s Sad Death

(L-R) Hank Aaron and Bubba Wallace. | Mike Stobe/Getty Images; Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesRELATED: Hank Aaron is one of the most iconic athletes in sports history. He not only broke the MLB home run record, but the Hall of Famer also helped break down racial barriers and opened doors for other Black athletes across America. Another current athlete who has also fought against racial inequality is NASCAR‘s only Black full-time driver, Bubba Wallace. Aaron, who sadly died recently, actually had a special moment with Wallace just a few years ago, too. Hank Aaron was the home run king RELATED: What Was Joe Morgan’s Net Worth? Hank Aaron became one of the best baseball players to ever play the game during a time when many Americans didn’t embrace Black athletes. He ultimately won ...

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Kyrie Irving Preached Patience After The New-Look Nets Started With Back-To-Back Losses

Getty Image The Brooklyn Nets dropped two games in a row to the Cleveland Cavaliers this week. While the Cavaliers are much-improved and are firmly in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference at this early juncture, the losses mean the Nets fell in their first two games since Kyrie Irving returned from his hiatus to play alongside Kevin Durant (who, in fairness, missed the second game) and new teammate James Harden. Because of how hyper-reactive basketball punditry can be, it’s led to some very preliminary questions about this group, particularly its ability to defend near the rim due to the fact that Brooklyn parted with Jarrett Allen in the Harden trade and their big man depth chart is not particularly robust, something that was firmly on display as Allen and the Cavaliers th...

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Philip Rivers May Be in Line for the Job Peyton Manning Turned Down

Just when Philip Rivers thought he was out of the NFL, he might get pulled back in. No, Rivers is not already backing out of his retirement and rejoining the Indianapolis Colts. That is bad news for the Colts, who have to figure out just who is quarterbacking the offense next year. Rivers intended to spend 2021 — and possibly beyond — coaching high school football in Alabama. But if ESPN gets their wish, Rivers could take a job with the Worldwide Leader that Peyton Manning once turned down. Philip Rivers just retired after 17 NFL seasons RELATED: The Indianapolis Colts Next Quarterback Must be Their Long-Term Answer The end has officially arrived for eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers, who turned 39 on December 8, officially retired after the Colts’ s

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Alex Rodriguez Has Lost More Than $13 Million Because of a Fortuitous Agreement He Made Almost Two Decades Ago

Alex Rodriguez can afford to buy anything he wants. After all, the former New York Yankees slugger earned almost half a billion dollars during his impressive (and controversial) MLB career. But even though the Shark Tank star has a staggering net worth, Rodriguez has lost more than $13 million because of a fortuitous agreement he made just a few years before he traded in his Texas Rangers uniform for the Yankees’ iconic pinstripes. Alex Rodriguez made almost $500 million during his MLB career RELATED: Tom Brady’s Twin is Married to a $52 Million Former Red Sox Star A true baseball prodigy, Alex Rodriguez started collecting MLB paychecks as a teenager. However, it took the New York native a few years to find his footing with the Seattle Mariners. In 1996, a 20-year-old ve

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Kyrie Irving Sent a Strong Message to Nets Fans Who Are Already Jumping off the Bandwagon

After missing seven straight games for personal reasons, Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup on Jan. 20 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was the first game Irving played with James Harden and Kevin Durant next to him at the same time. In the two games he played in since coming back, Irving averaged 37.5 points and 4.0 assists while shooting 55.8% from the field and 41.2% from beyond the arc. However, the Nets lost both contests to the Cavs in Cleveland. Since Brooklyn didn’t look good against the Cavs, particularly on the defensive end, a few Nets fans are already jumping off the bandwagon. Kyrie Irving, sensing that some supporters of the team are concerned, sent a message to Nets nation. The Nets lost to the Cavs by 12 points in back-to-back game

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Arsenal legend Alan Smith hoping Martin Odegaard is not another ’embarrassment’ like Denis Suarez

The Norwegian is closing in on a loan move to the Emirates this month (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith does not expect Martin Odegaard to make a big impact during his loan and hopes the Gunners are not making another mistake like they did with Denis Suarez. The north London club are in advanced talks with Real Madrid to bring in Odegaard until the end of the season, with manager Mikel Arteta very keen to bring in a creative number 10 to bolster his attacking options. Some Arsenal fans fear he could affect Emile Smith Rowe’s development, but Smith does not envisage Odegaard becoming an automatic starter and is wary about the move – particularly so soon after former Barcelona loanee Suarez flopped at the Emirates. Odegaard has found chances hard to come by u

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The Tragic Death of NFL Pro Bowler Johnny Bailey

22 Nov 1992: Running back Johnny Bailey of the Phoenix Cardinals runs with the ball as a Dallas Cowboys player dives at him during a game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cowboys won the game, 16-10.Johnny Bailey was drafted in the ninth round of the 1990 NFL draft. It didn’t matter that Johnny Bailey played college football at the Division II level. He could play at any level. At 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, Bailey defied the odds by coming out of Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville) and becoming a Pro Bowler with the Arizona Cardinals (Phoenix at the time) in the NFL. After his impressive football career, Bailey had his life cut short in 2010, losing his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 43. Johnny Bailey put up staggering numbers in college Today...

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What Is Tom Brady’s Record Against Every NFL Team?

For more than two decades now, Tom Brady has been piling up wins left and right and owns more victories than any player in NFL history. After 20 years with the New England Patriots, with whom he racked up 249 wins as a starter, including six Super Bowls, TB12 has continued to play at an elite level in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the Bucs to an 11-5 record in the regular season, won his first two NFC playoff games over Washington and New Orleans, and would add to one of his many NFL records by making a 10th Super Bowl appearance if Tampa Bay can get by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. The Packers are one of 28 NFL franchises against whom Brady owns a winning record as he’s gone 4-2 against Green Bay in his career.

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Dana White Says His Beef With Conor McGregor Is Over Ahead of UFC 257: ‘We’re in a Good Place Now’

Conor McGregor is held back by UFC President Dana White | Steven Ryan/Getty ImagesRELATED: Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters to ever grace the UFC, but he didn’t do it alone. He had his family, his friends, and his team behind him, and of course the UFC’s president, Dana White, was also supporting him. That said, after a war of words, it seems like Conor McGregor is finally on good terms with Dana White again going into UFC 257. A recap of Conor McGregor and Dana White’s relationship Like most athletes, McGregor is only as big as he is because of the promotion that he’s received. Of course, his exciting fights and his charming personality helps in that regard, but so does the fact that the UFC pulls its weight by spending lots of money on ads and press conferences for him.

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The Bears Just Made NFL History With Their Latest Hire

The Chicago Bears made the playoffs in 2020, but they weren’t a playoff-caliber team by any stretch of the imagination. The team finished the regular season at 8-8 and only made the postseason because the NFL allowed 14 teams instead of 12. In the Wild Card Round, the Bears lost to the New Orleans Saints by a final score of 21-9. Much to the chagrin of the fans in the Windy City, Chicago brought back general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy. Most Bears supporters were hopeful that Pace and Nagy would be fired since the team has regressed over the past two seasons. However, the Bears did make one change on the coaching staff after a key member decided to retire. It just so happens that Chicago made NFL history in the process. Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano re

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Mike Tyson Impressed Dale Earnhardt Jr. With Some Very Basic NASCAR Knowledge

Mike Tyson had NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. on his Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast and it didn’t appear the former heavyweight champion had a whole lot to say. Co-host Eben Britton did most of the talking while Tyson chimed in here and there. Although he didn’t say a whole lot, Tyson did seem to impress Earnhardt Jr. with some very basic NASCAR knowledge. Mike Tyson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are icons in their sports RELATED: Mike Tyson: ‘I’m Afraid to Be the Best I Can Possibly Be’ Both Mike Tyson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are known for being very successful in their respective sports. Tyson was once the most dominant boxer of his time. Earnhardt Jr. followed his father’s footsteps and created a legacy of his own in the NASCAR world. Both Tyson and Earnhardt Jr. are Hall of Fam

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