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  1. NBC's Gold Futures: Rio's Olympics Stars of 2016

    9:00 am PDT 07/31/2015
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    Gymnasts "Golden" Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles are just two successful, bankable athletes the network is intensely tracking a full year away from the Games, whose ratings could help recoup its $1.2 billion investment. READ MORE

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  2. 5 Things to Know About Simone Biles, America's Next Great Gymnast

    9:00 am PDT 07/31/2015
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    The Texas-native is poised to become a breakout superstar at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Why wait that long to get to know her? "If I won gold in 2016, I think it would change my life," she says. READ MORE

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  3. U.S. Gymnast Simone Biles: The Reward Could Be As Little As Five Seconds on the Podium, and That's What We Live For

    8:00 am PDT 07/31/2015
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    "I think we're all adrenaline junkies, so I think it's really cool for us to be able to do what we do." READ MORE

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  4. Jenner's First Reality Show: 1976 Montreal Olympics

    10:00 am PDT 07/30/2015
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    Long before Caitlyn became an icon of transgender awareness, the 26-year-old Jenner delivered a star-making performance in the Olympic decathlon. Now, four people who witnessed history remember those two days that made the then-unknown athlete an instant celebrity. READ MORE

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  5. Mo'ne Davis: "Start Showing More Women's Sports on TV So That More Girls Join"

    8:30 am PDT 07/30/2015
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    There's life after Little League for the 14-year-old pitcher/phenom that captured America's hearts last year: A Disney movie in the works and a contract to play with the Harlem Globetrotters after college. READ MORE

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  6. Hannah Storm on Female Athletes: Earning Respect, But Not a Living (Guest Column)

    8:00 am PDT 07/30/2015
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    The Women's World Cup drew bigger ratings than Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Yet LeBron James' annual salary is 10 times that of the $2 million the entire American team took home for their win. Now, an ESPN anchor speaks out. READ MORE

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  7. L.A. Parents' Sports Freak-Out: "You Can't Cheer at an SAT Exam"

    7:00 am PDT 07/30/2015
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    Hysterical moms and dads scream from the sidelines, hire professional coaches ($400 an hour?!) and pressure their kids as they seek the ultimate prize: "This current craze isn't about getting your child into the NBA. It's about getting them into Penn." READ MORE

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  8. Hollywood Parents Try Hand at Coaching

    7:00 am PDT 07/30/2015
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    Who's in those sweatpants? From Will Ferrell to Fred Savage, stars are a common sight at the parks for Saturday leagues. READ MORE

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  9. Legendary Pictures Tees Up Sports Docs (Exclusive)

    10:00 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    The studio behind loud, flashy monster movies like 'Godzilla' and 'Pacific Rim' is financing a low-budget film about memorabilia collectors. READ MORE

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  10. Meet the Hollywood "Brandfather" Who's Pairing Aaron Rodgers With Beef Jerky

    10:00 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    Rohan Oza got top athletes like Shaq, LeBron, Kobe and other A-listers to shill for staggering sums (50 Cent made $100M until he lost it), turning them into successful equity players and building them into personal brands. But how did he do it? READ MORE

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  11. The 10 Most Powerful Voices in Sports Media: Simmons, Barkley and More

    9:00 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    When it comes to leading the sports conversation, these professional big mouths, pundits and analysts take the ball and run. READ MORE

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  12. Michelle Beadle on Women Sportscasters: We're Not Just Sideline Reporters Anymore

    8:30 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    "When you are ready to give an opinion or make a controversial statement, you better be ready. The backlash is real." READ MORE

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  13. Blake Griffin, Danica Patrick and Other Athletes on Why They Believe in Jeter's The Players' Tribune

    7:43 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    Some 300 athletes have contributed to TPT, but basketball's Blake Griffin, racing's Danica Patrick and football's Andrew Hawkins have been more involved than most for reasons they shared with THR. READ MORE

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  14. Ben Lyons Reinvents Himself as "Voice of the Fans" at Jeter's Players' Tribune

    7:26 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    The 33-year-old has rebounded from a rocky stint as Roger Ebert's replacement on the TV show 'At the Movies,' shifting his focus from Hollywood to his greatest passion: sports. READ MORE

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  15. Derek Jeter, The Aspiring Media Mogul (Who Dislikes Media), Reveals Next Big Swing

    2:00 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    "I don’t miss playing,” he says, as the press-shy former Yankee leads new website The Players’ Tribune, where David Ortiz and Tiger Woods break news (sorry ESPN) and his big-name backers are betting on a media home run. READ MORE

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  16. 5 Players' Tribune Stories That Went Viral

    2:00 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    From DeAndre Jordan explaining his free agency flip-flopping to David Ortiz blasting the media for unfounded steroid accusations, the site has given athletes a space to candidly own the narrative. READ MORE

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  17. India Hails Country's First NBA Player Satnam Singh

    1:45 am PDT 06/26/2015
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    The Dallas Mavericks player is seen as an inspiration and a driving force for basketball in cricket-crazy India. READ MORE

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  18. Headed to Staples Center? 5 New Nearby Restaurants Worth Trying

    12:00 pm PDT 07/22/2014
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    Several spots have opened within walking distance, drawing rising stars straight from Michelin kitchens and begetting hashtag-worthy irreverent menus READ MORE

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  19. 'Turn Down for What': Inside the Big Business of Stadium Music

    11:00 am PDT 07/22/2014
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    Sporting arena tunes — with bells and whistles — are enjoying increased licensing revenue. READ MORE

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  20. How L.A.'s Staples Center Earns $345M a Year in Revenue: A Dollar-by-Dollar Breakdown

    9:00 am PDT 07/21/2014
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    Home to the Lakers, Clippers and Kings, the No. 1 sports venue in the U.S. nets nearly $300 million in tickets sales and nearly $11 million in beer. READ MORE

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