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Exclusive Clip: Will Smith Invites Venus and Serena to His Red Table Talk Takeover

You can tune in for Will Smith’s Red Table Talk Takeover, streaming Wednesday, November 17 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET on Facebook Watch—and join the conversation in the Red Table Talk Facebook group. EntertainmentEntertainment DISCUSSION Start the discussion

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The World Premiere of the Los Angeles Rams’ New Toys Didn’t Exactly Go as Planned

G/O Media may get a commission “It got us into a rhythm for sure. Nineteen plays, I think it was? That’s the way we’d want to do it,” 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo told reporters after the game. “I don’t know how many runs we had on that but, just running the ball, converting on third […]

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Cam Newton Made His Triumphant Return, the Kansas City Chiefs Want the World to Burn and Other Takeaways from Week 10 of the NFL

And when he stepped in for P.J. Walker, he scored two touchdowns on his first two snaps, with one in the air and another on the ground: G/O Media may get a commission And after propelling the Panthers (5-5) past the Cardinals (8-2), who entered the game with the best record in the NFL, he […]

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The NFL Had the Perfect Opportunity to Make an Example Out of Aaron Rogers and Fumbled at the Goal Line

The NFL Missed the Perfect Opportunity to Make an Example Out of Aaron Rogers Advertisement Instead, the NFL has sent a message to both players and team personnel alike that this type of behavior is more of a nuisance than a significant safety risk, and sets a dangerous precedent that could eventually lead to serious […]

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Russell Wilson Is Finally Cleared to Return. Could Odell Beckham Jr. Be Joining Him?

With Russell Wilson Finally Cleared to Return, Could Odell Beckham Jr. Be Joining Him? If OBJ does end up joining Seattle, it would finally give Wilson one of the greatest early Christmas presents ever (aside from Thanksgiving turkey that’s actually moist): The additional receiver he’s been clamoring for for what seems like forever now. It […]

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To the Surprise of Absolutely No One, Odell Beckham Jr. Just Got Fired on His Day Off

Cleveland Browns Releasing Star Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Advertisement But I guess that won’t be OBJ’s problem anymore, since he’ll be taking his talents elsewhere. The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Oakland Las Vegas Raiders already expressed interest prior to the NFL trade deadline, and it’s safe to assume plenty of teams will be […]

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‘He Has an Evil, Anti-American Spirit’: Colin Kaepernick Catches the Wrath of the Internet for Comparing the NFL Draft Combine to a Slave Auction

G/O Media may get a commission I’ve never been particularly fond of this analogy, especially considering that playing sports is an entirely voluntary act. But I also believe that NFL players reserve the right to express their dismay with the power dynamic between athletes and the organizations they play for however they deem fit—although it’s […]

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‘There’s Not a Booster With a Big Enough Blank Check’: Mike Tomlin Squashes Rumors He’s Heading to USC

Mike Tomlin Squashes Rumors He’s Heading to USC Can somebody please remind me how we even got here? Oh, that’s right. Ryan Clark, who used to play for Tomlin in Pittsburgh prior to retiring and becoming a talking head at ESPN, started this shit, according to his ESPN colleague Brooke Pryor. Advertisement “This is partly my […]

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Ja’Marr Chase Doesn’t Play Fair, the Kansas City Chiefs Don’t Play at All and Other Takeaways From Week 7 of the NFL

Chase’s insane game also elevated him into a class of his own, as he officially became the first player since the AFL-NFL merger to have over 700 receiving yards through the first seven games of his career. G/O Media may get a commission Advertisement This kid Chase is nasty, and it’s scary to think he’s nowhere […]

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Cut the Check: Dawn Staley Joins UConn’s Geno Auriemma as the NCAA’s Highest-Paid Woman’s Coach

Dawn Staley Joins UConn’s Geno Auriemma as the NCAA’s Highest-Paid Woman’s Coach G/O Media may get a commission Save $35 Clearstem Clear Kit Target breakouts and wrinkles at the same timeEach item is also free of all possible pore-cloggers and contains zero hormone disruptors. “Credit where it’s due,” Staley said after buying up all the […]

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A Conspiracy of Whiteness: Did an ESPN Insider’s Email Inadvertently Reveal How the NFL Blackballed Colin Kaepernick?

Advertisement Think about it—during contentious secret negotiations between the most powerful league in sports and the majority-Black players union led by a Black man, Schefter allowed a representative of the white billionaire owners to dictate the public narrative. Of course, most reporters curate personal relationships as sources, and Schefter is no different. But tilting the […]

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Thanks to a Hornet Attack, J.R. Smith’s 1st Golf Tournament as a Collegiate Athlete Didn’t Exactly Go As Planned

G/O Media may get a commission As ESPN explains it, the 36-year-old Smith became a victim of a hate crime on his third hole: His tee shot went off the fairway and became embedded in pine straw. He found the ball, but his pull cart’s wheel rolled over the the nest. Smith darted away from […]

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Does Your Friend Have a ‘Racist Bone’ in Their Body? A Quiz

“I’m not gonna chalk everything up to racism,” said Dungy, as Tirico, who once said he didn’t know whether or not he was actually Black, noted that he had never seen any signs of racism from his former coworker. Although some have noted that literally nothing in the known universe works this way, it is […]

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John Gruden Resigns After Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

G/O Media may get a commission When confronted about his favorite racist trope of choice, Gruden insisted that he was pissed at the time because the 2011 NFL lockout wasn’t going particularly well and he felt some kind of (racist) way about Smith, who was leading negotiations on behalf of the players. “I was upset,” […]

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Candace Parker Brings the Chicago Sky One Step Closer to Its 1st WNBA Championship

The Chicago Sky Are One Step Closer to Its 1st WNBA Championship Parker, who grew up in the western Chicago suburb of Naperville and first became a national sensation while playing for Naperville Central High School, spent the first 13 years of her career with the Los Angeles Sparks. But while she had lofty aspirations […]

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Bubba Wallace Becomes 1st Black Driver to Win NASCAR Cup Series Race Since 1963

G/O Media may get a commission In August, the family of Wendell Scott, who became the first Black driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race back in 1963, finally received the trophy from his historic victory. As we previously reported at The Root, Scott’s trophy was nowhere to be found after he was declared […]

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Karl-Anthony Towns Tears Into the Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Media Day: ‘It Hasn’t Been Easy Since I Came Here’

Karl-Anthony Towns Tears Into the Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Media Day Towns’ mention of COVID-19 at NBA Media Day was in passing, but the pandemic has completely changed the trajectory of his life. In December, he revealed the virus had taken the lives of seven family members—including his mother last March—and his own COVID-19 battle […]

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