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J.J. Watt Is Pretty Fly For A Big Guy

Houston Texans D-lineman J.J. Watt talks fashion and football
Houston Texans D-lineman J.J. Watt talks fashion and football

J.J. Watt, 27, is 6’5” and 290 pounds, with 34” arms and shoulders as wide as his summer cabin in Wisconsin. But when he’s not lifting weights or crushing quarterbacks, the Houston Texans D-lineman and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is a pretty stylish guy. We chased down Watt to talk about what he wears after he takes off his football pads for the offseason.


Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. on Baseball, Cancer and Hall of Fame Speeches

Baseball's greatest father-son duo ham it up during our exclusive interview
Talking baseball, prostate cancer and the Hall of Fame with the father-son duo

The greatest father-son duo in baseball, Ken Griffey Sr., 66, and Ken Griffey Jr., 46, have teamed up again to raise awareness for prostate cancer with But anytime the two get together, stories start flying out of the park as far and fast as the 782 home runs they combined to hit during two remarkable baseball careers that spanned from 1973 to 2010.


Talk about your experience with prostate cancer…

Frank Thomas on Baseball, Beer and His New BBQ Book

The Big Hurt also shares his recipe for amazing grilled lemon-basil pork chops
Tips from Hall of Fame baseball player, brewer and grill master Frank Thomas

As a baseball player, Frank Thomas was known as the “Big Hurt” because of his size (6’5”, 240-plus) and the damage he could do as a hitter. A two-time AL MVP and Hall of Fame inductee, Thomas, 47, is taking his game from the batter’s box to the backyard grill, with his new cookbook, The Big Hurt’s Guide to BBQ and Grilling. We caught up with Thomas to talk grilling, beer and baseball.


Growing up, who manned the grill at family cookouts?

Ranking the 10 Best Sports Team Twitter Accounts

Some teams just know what it takes to get the most out of their followers on Twitter. 


A good social team will make you follow them on Twitter even if you aren't a fan of that sports team. It takes talent. It's not easy being great on Twitter. You've go to be quick-witted, funny, and think twice before sending each tweet out. Finding the voice of the team is difficult. These are the top 10 teams who just get Twitter. They can each add a special something to any timeline.


Sugar Ray Leonard Talks Life After Boxing

Sugar Ray Leonard is a boxer, an entertainer and a star.
Sugar Ray Leonard is a boxer, an entertainer and a star.

At 59 years old, Sugar Ray Leonard stays busy in Los Angeles with his wife, four children, three dogs, charity work, broadcasting and, of course, golf. We caught up with the man whose ambitions — “I tried to be like (Muhammad) Ali. I tried to be like Bruce Lee. I tried to be like Elvis Presley. I tried to be like Sugar Ray Robinson.

Brett Favre Talks Life After Football

Brett Favre retired from the NFL, but he's still a busy man
Brett Favre retired from the NFL, but he's still a busy man

The man who contemplated retirement on an annual basis — and actually went through with it a few times, only to change his mind and come back for more — has found peace and happiness now that he’s finally embraced it.


And not even the roar of 67,000 adoring fans welcoming him to home to Lambeau Field in July for his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, or slinging passes to his old teammates during a charity flag-football game the next day, will change his mind.


5 Potential Landing Spots for Free Agent DeMarco Murray

Which team will the NFL's reigning rushing champion play for in 2015?
5 Potential Landing Spots for Free Agent DeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency set to kick off on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.


5 Potential Landing Spots for Free Agent Julius Thomas

No. 1 tight end on the market shouldn't lack for suitors
5 Potential Landings Spots for Free Agent Julius Thomas

Coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Julius Thomas is looking to cash in as the top tight end in this year’s free agent class. Unheralded when Denver drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, the former Portland State football and basketball player has developed into one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL.