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Billionaire Antony Ressler Purchases Atlanta Hawks

A group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed to purchase the Atlanta Hawks. The team announced the deal last night night during the first half of the Hawks' playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Tim Tebow Will Reportedly Return To NFL With Philadelphia Eagles

Continuing a string of surprises in this NFL offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles will reportedly sign quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract to play quarterback. Tebow, 27, hasn't played in the NFL since 2012.
Grant Hill

Former NBA Star Grant Hill Part Of Team Interested In Buying Hawks

Bloomberg reports that the billionaire co-founder of Ares Management LP -- Tony Ressler – has entered the bidding process for the Atlanta Hawks. Bloomberg cites three people familiar with the matter as sources.

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Gets Life Sentence For Murder

Aaron Hernandez, whose rise to elite status in the NFL was ended by charges that he shot and killed a man, has been found guilty of first-degree murder. In 2013, Hernandez was accused of killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister.
Jordan Speith

Jordan Spieth, 21, Cruises To Masters Victory, 18 Under Par

Jordan Spieth, 21, has won the Masters with a record-tying score, 18 under par. Spieth led from the first round of the tournament in Augusta, Ga. — a feat last achieved by Raymond Floyd in 1976. On Sunday, reports the AP, no other contender truly threatened Spieth's dominance:
The Masters green

No-Phone Policy At Masters Means No Posting On Social Media

Derek Jensen's profile picture features Rae's Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It'll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook. (Media outlets do not seem to be beholden to this rule.)
Atlanta Hawks player Pero Antic

Hawks Players Say They Will Contest Charges In Nightclub Stabbing

Two Atlanta Hawks players say they will contest charges they blocked officers from setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of a fellow NBA player.

NFL Makes It Official: Sarah Thomas Is First Woman To Be A Full-Time Ref

Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. Sarah Thomas, 41, has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.
Bubba Watson

Bubba Seeks 3rd Green Jacket: 'If I Can Do It, Anybody Can'

Bubba Watson is still trying to comprehend that he's a two-time Masters champion. Watson said Tuesday it hasn't really hit him that he won his first green jacket in 2012, much less captured his second last year.

Three-Peat Or Upset? UConn And Notre Dame Play For Women's NCAA Title

In a rematch of the 2014 final, the University of Connecticut will face off against Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball final Tuesday night. UConn's Huskies will be trying for their third consecutive title. The championship game will start at 8:30 p.m. ET; it'll air on ESPN.