• We've known that the Toronto Raptors' long-awaited rebrand would result in the unveiling of new uniforms since at least December. We've known what they'd look like (more or less) since May, with confirmation of the four-jersey set coming via leaked images last month. All that remained was for the Raps to make their official reveal ... which came Monday night, during team global ambassador and noted meme enthusiast Drake's beef-broiling OVO Fest performance in Toronto.

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    Drake took the stage in a black jersey with gold trim — the OVO-colored alternate kit the Raps had teased for quite a while — bearing the name of Cory Joseph, the Toronto native whom general manager Masai Ujiri brought home with a four-year, $30 million deal to help bolster the Raptors' defense. Joseph, who

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  • With the extreme boost of interest in the martial arts in recent years, more and more people are becoming interested and dedicated to the sport. Martial arts don’t only offer benefits to the people who practice them; they can also provide a great benefit to potential spouses and mates. 

    Here are 5 reasons why you should date a martial artist:

    1.    They exude confidence

    Confidence is often pinned as one of the most attractive qualities in a person and you would be hard pressed to find a more confident group of people than martial artists. This extreme level of confidence comes from the fact that they are regularly beaten down and are able to rise up and continue to improve. It’s that constant humbling and realistic view of themselves that allows them to confident in who they are, which shines through and puts everyone at attention.

    2.    They are in great shape

    Let’s be honest, physical attraction is important and there is no one in better shape than martial artists. Martial artists train

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  • The PGA Tour offers its final pair of events before the season's final major, with the world's best gathered in Akron, Ohio, for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. 

    Defending champion Rory McIlroy won't be a part of the festivities at Firestone C.C. -- and it's increasingly looking like he won't be at the PGA Championship either -- so Jordan Spieth is the headliner on a long, difficult golf course. 

    Here's a look at our top five players this week:

    1. Jordan Spieth — Spieth was T-49 here in his first start in this event last year. However, Spieth is a different player since then, and he’s ready to give a go to a third major this year. He’s been a winner or close in every pre-major start this year.

    2. Adam Scott — Scott has been brilliant since bringing back Steve Williams on the bag. He was the 2011 champion here and has been in the top 15 the last two years.

    3. Rickie Fowler — Fowler finished runner-up at the Quicken Loans National and is coming off an overseas win in Scotland. He’s on

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  • With the draft and the bulk of free agency now behind us, it's time to start taking stock of what's transpired this summer and how it all figures to impact the upcoming NBA campaign.

    First up for consideration: Which Western Conference contender looks most vulnerable heading into next season?

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    Kelly Dwyer: Last October I picked the Memphis Grizzlies to miss the playoffs, not because I’m a complete and utter idiot (I totally am, never forget this), but just because I chose them as the Random Western Team That Can’t Afford a Major Injury. It turned out that the Oklahoma City Thunder was that team, and they needed three major injuries to barely keep them out of the playoffs by the hair on their chinny-chin-chin. I still think the Grizzles can be that team, heaven forbid, and I also think they can win a championship in 2016. Such is life in the West (the Grizzlies play in the Central time zone, and just barely).

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  • Beijing has won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though it's a city not known for its winter chill. Even so, Beijing organizers have created a wonderland of multimedia productions designed to put everyone in mind of snow and ice ... in one case, by evoking the most famous depiction of cold in popular culture since Hoth.

    "The Snow and Ice Dance," a song off a new collection of Beijing anthems, begins slowly, with a single voice over a gentle piano theme before building to a crescendo. If you've read the headline, you know where we're going with this one, but play this for a friend and see if this song reminds them of anything:

    Sound familiar? If you're not singing along, any nearby kids sure are. The Chinese song is awfully close to "Let it Go," the omnipresent anthem from "Frozen" that's the bane of karaoke and carpools everywhere:

    As the relentless flow of bootlegged DVDs from China has shown, a little copyright violation never bothered Beijing anyway. Per Fortune,

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  • It's nothing short of remarkable when a family produces a world class athlete who can play at the highest level in his sport, but what about when a father and his three sons all reach the highest professional ranks? That's the case for the family of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, whose father Mychal played 13 seasons in the NBA, his bother Mychel played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and now another brother, Trayce, just got the call from the Chicago White Sox. Trayce was hitting .260 with 13 home runs at Triple-A Charlotte before getting the call, and was a second round pick out of high school in 2009. While he didn't get into the game for the White Sox on Monday night, he'll make his big league debut during his stint, making the Thompsons one of the most ridiculously accomplished athletic families we can think of, along with the Gronkowski brothers, the Molina Brothers, and the Jones brothers. That's fantastic company, and adds to a

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  • A message of congratulation is projected onto the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium as people celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Damir SagoljA message of congratulation is projected onto the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium as people celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

    Beijing’s winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics has drawn flak from netizens who say that one of its official theme songs sounds too much like Disney’s hit song “Let It Go”.

    The organising committee released the song “The Snow and Ice Dance” ahead of being awarded hosting rights to the winter games.

    Chinese business magazine Caijing Online pointed out that both songs are very similar – they use a piano as the main instrument, have similar chords and are almost the same tempo.

    Beijing 2022's "The Snow and Ice Dance":

    Disney's "Let It Go":


    Neither the Beijing Games organising committee nor Disney has responded to media requests for comment.

    Beijing narrowly won the International Olympic Committee’s vote over Almaty, Kazakhstan to host the games, becoming the first city to be awarded hosting rights for both a summer and winter Olympics.

    Beijing hosted the summer Olympics in 2008.

    China won the bid despite activists’ complaints of the country’s human rights violations.

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  • You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

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    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Washington Wizards, who have been known by many names.

    C: Wes Unseld. OK, so he probably shouldn’t have won the MVP in his rookie

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  • You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup.

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    Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard positions, and the squads will be chosen after careful consideration of individual merits only – we don’t really care if your team’s top shooting guard and point guard don’t get along.

    These rankings will roll out based on when each franchise began its NBA life. We continue with the Philadelphia 76ers, who, once upon a time, were the tank.

    C: Moses Malone. (This is a bit of a cheat, which we’ll defend later.)

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  • Will Ronda Rousey and Cristiane Cyborg Justino ever meet in the Octagon? (Getty)Will Ronda Rousey and Cristiane Cyborg Justino ever meet in the Octagon? (Getty)

    A potential fight between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and all-world striker Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino has been talked about for years. You can go as far back as 2012 and find hypothetical betting odds between the two best female fighters on the planet.

    After Rousey’s recent 34-second drubbing of Brazilian Bethe Correia at Saturday’s UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, talk about a Cyborg-vs.-Rousey matchup gained even more momentum, because fans and pundits unanimously view Justino as the only real test left for “Rowdy.”

    There are a few caveats to the deal, however. First, Justino must make Rousey’s bantamweight divisional limit of 135 pounds – something she has yet to manage. And, of course, there is still the issue of signing Justino to an official UFC contract (she is currently signed to Invicta FC, the UFC’s all-female sister promotion).

    According to Justino, however, the battle could first take place in a courtroom before it ever hits the Octagon.

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