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For weeks there were rumors about an upcoming round of layoffs at ESPN. The sports network is bleeding cable subscribers due to its radical leftwing agenda that rubbed mostly conservative sports fans the wrong way.

ESPN’s layoffs were expected to bring surprises, as anchors and field personnel alike sweat bullets wondering whose head was on the chopping block.

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Serena Williams Venus Williams

Serena Williams‘s seemingly easy straight set victory (6-4, 6-4) over big sister Venus Williams at the Australian Open gave her back her No. 1 ranking.

But most importantly, the Australian Open title gives Serena 23 Grand Slam singles titles — breaking a tie with Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open-era.

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Robert Bobroczky

Robert Bobroczky could be the tallest NBA player in history. Bobroczky is a 7-foot-7 high school basketball player from Romania who is getting a lot of attention in the U.S.

Bobroczky, who is nicknamed “Big Rob”, has a smooth jump shot and hits 3s from any spot on the court. But the 16-year-old impresses off the court as well.

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Shakur Stevenson

An American boxer made headlines at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, but not for his fighting skills.

19-year-old Shakur Stevenson broke down in tears after losing the bantamweight gold medal to Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez in a split decision.

Seasoned boxing journos were stunned as Stevenson screamed and wailed inconsolably after the match.

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Gaby Douglas Michael Phelps

20-year-old Gabby Douglas had hopes of reclaiming some of her former glory as the darling of the 2012 Olympics. She was hurt by all the taunting on social media about her hair and her sour attitude.

“It doesn’t really feel good. It was a little bit hurtful,” Douglas told reporters on Sunday.

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Simone Manuel

There goes the racist stereotype that black people can’t swim.

20-year-old Simone Manuel won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle swimming event at the Rio Olympic Games on Thursday.

Tears streamed down her face as the 5-foot-11 Houston native realized she tied 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak to share gold medals — a rarity in Olympic sports..

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