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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who’s never shy when it comes to talking about politics, discussed the topic of marijuana and pro sports on The Warriors Insider podcast on Fr...(full article)

I'm not going to lie. I like Charles Barkley. Always have. Growing up, he was one of my favorite NBA players. I loved his humor and affable nature off the court, but even more so, ...(full article)

Autzen Stadium is open, and Oregon needs a new lead duck. It's time for Chip Kelly to fly home. Kelly made a name in coaching as the head coach of the Ducks from 2009 to 2012, and ...(full article)

Now that the Golden State Warriors are only one Supreme Court ruling away from being free to change their name to San Francisco Warriors, we will see the power of unrelenting victo...(full article)

From the 1976 Raiders to the Spygate Patriots, the NFL has been flush with Super Bowl contenders we loved to hate. Who were the worst of the worst? Here's a look at seven NFL teams...(full article)

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