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The Hottest Coach in College Football Still Has a Lot to Prove

LUBBOCK, Texas — Lightning streaks across the West Texas sky, briefly illuminating Texas Tech's Jones AT&T Stadium. Another bolt lights up the parking lot—it's almost empty, with just a few pickup trucks dotting the black pavement. What they're doing here now, so early in the morning that it still feels more like late last night, is an open question. The sun won't be up for hours. Neither will the birds. A pair of lights approach, two eyes glowing in the dark. A white Lexus stops next to a sign that bears coach Kliff Kingsbury's name, and he steps out of see more
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U.S. Open-Inspired Products You'll Actually Want to Own

Sporting events just wouldn't be the same without the tacky T-shirts, memorial cups, and foam fingers they generate. But do you ever actually buy any of that stuff? No. No, you don't. This year's U.S. Open might change that. The tennis tournament, which started on August 25, has inspired some of our favorite brands to create products that blend style and function. Below, a few pieces of gear (and one really great app) that might make tennis more fun to play than it is to watch. see more
Health

Kayak Dodgeball: A New Sport Is Born (and Not Just in Brooklyn)

The idea of marrying the smarting pain and public humiliation of the grade-school game of dodgeball to kayaking in the Hudson River might not be how some people would craft America's next great sport, but Randall Henricksen has merged the two worlds anyway. see more
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The Craziest On-Court Meltdowns in the History of Tennis

For some reason, tennis has had a hard time shaking its stuffy reputation. You know, the country clubs, the pleated skirts. But we would be remiss to write the sport off as a bourgeois pastime reserved solely for bored suburban housewives. Consider the passionate displays exhibited by many of the best players—and by "passionate," we mean batshit crazy. With the U.S. Open starting up next week, it's high time to revisit the tirades, tantrums, and racquet-smashing hijinks that give the sport a little edge. see more
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The Most Cringeworthy Moments in Sports History

It's funny how sometimes the most painful things to watch end up being the hardest to ever stop watching. Mark Sanchez's infamous butt fumble has been viewed millions of times. ESPN's uncomfortable interview with Andrew Wiggins was turned into a mesmerizing Vine. And every time Birdman speaks, our eyes are drawn immediately to the television screen. see more
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Soccer Star Tim Howard's Big Secret

American goalkeeper Tim Howard shattered World Cup records during the game against Belgium yesterday, racking up an awe-inspiring 16 saves—more than anyone in the history of the planet's most popular sports tournament. His phenomenal success (which still didn't save the U.S. from losing to Belgium in the end, 2-1) sparked plenty of questions from cynics online, especially after he was "randomly" drug-tested immediately after his already-legendary performance. But FIFA officials needn't have bothered. Howard, 34, already spilled the secrets of his performance. To us. see more
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We Want It: Capture Your Workout on the Shimano CM-1000 Helmet Sport Camera

If you don't share your workout on Instagram, did it really happen? For FOMO-inducing posts, capture days spent cycling, surfing, or skiing with the Shimano CM-1000 sport camera ($299; shimano.com for stores). Yes, the action-cam market is oversaturated, but here are three reasons this one reigns supreme. see more
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The Real Star of the World Cup: Brazil's Breathtaking New Stadium

Pictured above, Arena das Dunas: Rain that falls on the arena's roof trickles down the sides and is used to irrigate the pitch. Christopher Lee, a partner at the sports-architecture firm Populous, talks about the inspiration behind the Arena das Dunas ("Dunes Arena"), one of the most stunning of the new Brazilian venues built to host the beautiful game. see more
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5 Ways You Can Run Like Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi

Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi can be your running coach. No, seriously. Through ProRunnerTalk.com's "Meb Meets" events, running acolytes can group-Skype with the legend and request one-on-one consultations afterward. But we saved you the trip: Here, his top five tips for becoming a better runner. see more
Fashion

Yoox Is Selling World Cup-Themed Clothes You'll Actually Want to Buy

There's a lot of World Cup-oriented merchandise hitting the market in advance of the big international tournament, and a lot of it is just not great. But the sweatshirts that Yoox.com and Sepp Magazine have worked on with designers from Opening Ceremony to Ami are a big, bright, shiny exception. see more
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