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  1. Ronda Rousey on Starring in 'Expendables 3' and Why She Cries After Every Fight

    10:49 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    The UFC champion says she aspires to be the "female Rock" and that she's filling a void in the entertainment industry that people didn't know they wanted filled. READ MORE

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  2. UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey: My Plans to Become 'The Female Rock'

    10:45 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    In THR's annual Sports Issue, the MMA athlete opens up about being the only woman in "Expendables 3," her role in the "Entourage" movie and the advice she got from Sylvester Stallone. READ MORE

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  3. Hometown Heroes: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rosey Grier, Vin Scully and 8 More Sports Legends Who Played and Stayed in L.A.

    10:30 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    The City of Angels spawns superstars — and loyalty — as demonstrated by these 11 athletes, ranging from a six-time MVP basketball icon to the final surviving member of the Rams' Fearsome Foursome, who posed for THR's annual sports issue. READ MORE

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  4. THR's Sports Issue: Exclusive Portraits of Vin Scully, Ronda Rousey, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Photos)

    6:02 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III, Terry Crews, David Feherty, Luc Robitaille and a very special group of Olympians are also among the sports greats who pose for The Hollywood Reporter's annual sports issue. READ MORE

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  5. THR Sports Issue: RGIII Fronts Thursday Night Football Preview

    6:00 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    With football season on the horizon, the NFL must prove it can deliver on Thursday nights — despite risks of overexposure and player injuries. As Leslie Moonves told CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus after they won the package: "Now the work really begins." READ MORE

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  6. RGIII Calls on NFL to Keep 'Players Safe' (Video)

    6:00 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tells THR many of his colleagues are concerned about the health risks of the game, which have seen the league rocked by concussion scandals. READ MORE

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  7. WME's Sports Play: Hits and Misses in First IMG Moves (Analysis)

    5:00 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    Two colleges sever ties and a CFO exits as co-CEO Patrick Whitesell nears a deal with the University of Michigan and travels the country touting the benefits of a $2.4 billion merged agency. READ MORE

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  8. ESPN's New 'SportsCenter' Los Angeles Studio Puts Focus on the West Coast

    7:36 pm PDT 06/25/2014
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    "I think we are missing the boat if we don't scream we are from L.A.," anchor Neil Everett tells THR, saying that the downtown studio has "that new car smell." READ MORE

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  9. Avicii, Wyclef, Carlos Santana and Alexandre Pires to Perform World Cup Closing Anthem

    7:16 am PDT 03/28/2014
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    Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez will open the international soccer tournament with the official World Cup song, "We Are One." READ MORE

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  10. Docu-Drama Planned on Disgraced German Soccer Boss Uli Hoeness

    4:21 am PDT 03/20/2014
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    The president of top German team Bayern Munich was last week sentenced to three and a half years in jail for tax fraud of nearly $40 million. READ MORE

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  11. Kobe Bryant and Nicki Minaj Pose for ESPN Magazine (Exclusive)

    8:17 am PST 01/21/2014
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    Rappers and sports figures come together for the publication's music issue, which also pairs Calvin Johnson with Detroit native Eminem and Chris Paul with Kendrick Lamar. READ MORE

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  12. Discovery Communications Starts Early Eurosport Takeover Talks

    6:27 am PST 11/21/2013
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    Discovery, which paid French broadcaster TF1 $222 million for a stake in the pan-European sports network, currently has an option to take majority control in late 2014. READ MORE

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  13. Bill Maher's Basketball Games, Jerry Bruckheimer's Hockey Club: Hollywood's Amateur Sports

    7:00 am PDT 08/16/2013
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    Luc Robitaille's celebrity shoot-out draws stars and execs every year in Sundance, while Maher's game attracts the likes of Sarah Silverman and Woody Harrelson: "If you don't have a jump shot or can't tell a joke, you're out." READ MORE

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  14. A Day in the Life of CAA's Very Own Jerry Maguire

    6:00 am PDT 08/16/2013
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    Recently named one of the 10 most powerful people in hockey by Sports Illustrated, Pat Brisson keeps his clients -- including $100 million kid Sidney Crosby -- happy the old-fashioned way: by working for them 24/7. READ MORE

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  15. Ray Lewis, Shannon Sharpe and the Business of Turning Athletes Into Broadcasters

    5:00 am PDT 08/15/2013
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    The ex-Raven Ray landed a seven-figure salary on ESPN as live sports continues to explode and jocks who can talk find themselves among sports' most-wanted free agents. READ MORE

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  16. Dr. Jerry Buss' Storied History as Lakers Owner -- and What's Next for the Team

    11:03 am PDT 08/14/2013
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    He was the perfect sports owner for L.A., a Hollywood playboy whose flashy teams won titles and turned courtside into A-list real estate. Now, in their first profile since their father died in February, siblings Jim and Jeanie Buss reveal their complicated relationship, awkward power-sharing and the plan to reboot a storied team. READ MORE

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  17. Super Agent Arn Tellem: How I Helped Jason Collins Come Out (Q&A)

    11:00 am PDT 08/14/2013
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    The legendary sports rep sounds off on the Lakers' woes, what happens when a client is caught using performance-enhancing drugs and what he learned from wife Nancy about talent. READ MORE

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  18. L.A. Lakers Drama: Owners Jeanie and Jim Buss on Power-Sharing, Phil Jackson and Filling Dad's Shoes

    11:00 am PDT 08/14/2013
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    In their first profile since Jerry Buss died in February, his son and daughter reveal their complicated relationship and the plan to reboot their storied team. Says Kobe, "The shoes they're stepping into are so huge and epic." READ MORE

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  19. Olbermann, Puig, Durant and Vonn: 4 Covers for THR's Inaugural Sports Issue (Poll)

    11:00 am PDT 08/14/2013
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    ESPN's prodigal host joins the Dodgers' Cuban phenom, the Oklahoma City Thunder star forward and the glamorous Olympic downhill skiing star on four separate covers for the issue, which features 22 pages of exclusive content, including the first detailed profile of Jeanie and Jim Buss and the battle for the future of the L.A. Lakers and the inside story of Ol READ MORE

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  20. Why Fox Sports Paid $1 Billion for Golf

    10:00 am PDT 08/14/2013
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    The upstart ESPN challenger has big plans to jazz up the U.S. Open, with more cameras and technical innovation, the network's co-president Eric Shanks tells THR, with an eye toward "things that maybe haven't been done before." READ MORE

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  21. Keith Olbermann's Triumphant Return to ESPN

    9:02 am PDT 08/14/2013
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    During his first infamous stint at the sports network, the tempestuous anchor didn’t just burn bridges, he "napalmed" them, according to one exec. Now back and helming a new late-night show, he shares his hopes for his second go-round, how he made amends, and what he really thinks of Al Gore. READ MORE

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