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-LeBron is remaking the Culture in Cleveland  via Cleveland.com

Early on, the Cleveland Cavaliers are feeling the pressure of LeBron James’ obsession with bringing a title to the city of Cleveland.

His teammates might have thought they understood the magnitude of the city’s championship drought and what James’ return truly means, but they had no idea how much James would be in their ear in Year 2

Matt jones edged out Jordan Spieth to win the Australian Open, via ESPN.com

Matt Jones talked about the “stress and anxious moments” during his final round at the Australian Open on Sunday.

He wasn’t exaggerating.

Jones overcame a bogey, double-bogey and triple-bogey on the front nine Sunday to escape with a one-stroke victory at the Australian Open after shooting a 2-over 73. Jones, who led defending champion Jordan Spiethby three strokes to begin the day, finished with a 72-hole total of 8-under 276.

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings is launching a charity, Reuters has his story from overweight highschooler to NFL running back.

Source: NFL’s Jennings launches mentoring charity to help kids – Yahoo News

Overweight, burdened with asthma and marooned on the bench as a fifth-string running back, Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants chuckles as he recalls his routine during his high school football games in rural Forest, Virginia.

“Drinking Sprite and eating M&M’s on the sideline,” Jennings said. “Why not? Didn’t matter. I wasn’t going to get into the game.”

All of that impish indifference changed for the future NFL standout during one game when every player ahead of him on the Jefferson Forest High School team’s depth chart got injured.

“The coach yells, ‘Rashad Jennings, get in the game!’ and I can’t even find my helmet,” Jennings said. “I had to pick up some random helmet. I didn’t use their mouthpiece though. That would have been nasty.”