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Michael Phelps: 'Not my fault' some viewers thought he was going to be racing an actual shark on TV

Swimmer Michael Phelps defended himself Tuesday against criticism he’s received for not racing against an actual great white shark during the Discovery Channel’s heavily promoted “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” which kicked off the network’s ever-popular Shark Week on Sunday night.

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Candace Parker scores 14 in 1st half, Sparks top Storm 

Candace Parker scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half, Nneka Ogwumike had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 68-60 on Tuesday night.

Ogwumike hit a baseline jumper at the end of the shot clock to extend Los Angeles' lead to 65-54 with 2:06 left and Seattle didn't get closer than seven points the rest of the way.

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Lucky Whitehead was fired by Cowboys after shoplifting charge that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity

Lucky Whitehead said all along that reports of him being arrested for shoplifting $40 worth of items from a convenience store were a case of mistaken identity. His claims did not stop the Dallas Cowboys from releasing the 25-year-old wide receiver on Monday.

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LeBron James denies reports that he's 'eager' for Kyrie Irving to leave Cavs

LeBron James posted a pair of tweets Tuesday morning that denied reports that he is unhappy with Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving’s trade demand.

James referenced two tweets from SLAM’s Twitter — one stated “LeBron James is reportedly 'eager' for Cleveland to trade Kyrie Irving” and the other read, "LBJ is extremely unhappy with Kyrie's trade request.

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CTE was nearly ubiquitous among former NFL players who donated their brains to science

In a group of more than 100 professional football players whose brains were examined after their death, new research has found that virtually all suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition likely brought on by repeated blows to the head.

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Michael Phelps vs. a shark: Viewers fall for great white hype (and aren't happy about it)

Michael Phelps did not race against a great white shark.

Even though the heavily promoted show that aired Sunday night on the Discovery Channel was called “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” that’s not what really happened.

Turns out, the 28-time Olympic medalist raced against a simulated shark — and lost.

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