The story of Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves to tossing touchdowns, is fit for Hollywood.

And sure enough, Warner's life may soon be coming to a theater near you.

According to Deadline.com, 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Warner's story, which includes the rights to his autobiography, All Things Possible: My Story Of Faith, Football And The Miracle Season. Temple Hill, which has produced the Twilight movies as well as Everything Must Go and Dear John, will partner with 20th Century Fox on the film.

“For so long people have told me my life story would make a great movie," Warner said. "I am humbled and thrilled to have found a team as excited as I am to make that happen.”

Widely considered one of the best undrafted players in NFL history, Warner worked at a grocery store after no team signed him coming out of Northern Iowa in 1994. Over the next seven years he bounced between the NFL, the AFL and NFL Europe before finally catching on with the St. Louis Rams. Warner was named the NFL's MVP while leading the Rams to a Super Bowl title in the 1999 season, his first as the starter. Two years later he led St. Louis back to the Super Bowl, where the Rams fell to the Patriots.

After one year with the Giants, Warner signed with the Cardinals in 2005. In 2008, his fourth season with the team, he led Arizona to the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance.

Should this movie become a reality, it will continue Hollywood's fascination with the NFL. During the past two decades movies like Jerry Maguire, Any Given Sunday and Invincible have done well in theaters and with critics. Currently Kevin Costner and a host of NFL players and personalities are filming a movie about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL draft, appropriately titled Draft Day.

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A politician who played a big part in the passage of Russia's anti-gay legislation told reporters that his country will not stop enforcing the laws for the 2014 Olympics -- despite assurances from the International Olympic Committee.

"I have not heard comments of the Government of the Russian Federation, but I know that it is acting in accordance with Russian law. And if there is already a law passed by the Federal Assembly, signed by the President, the government ... has no such authority," Vitaly Milonov said in an interview with Interfax.

He added that the law does not apply to "normal adult behavior" (though interpretations of it would suggest otherwise) and added he does not know any LGBT athletes.

The Russian law, signed last month by Russian President Vladimir Putin, gives Russian authorities the power to detain or expel "pro-gay" foreigners.

Across the United States, there have been calls to boycott the Olympics and Russian vodka over the laws.

On Friday, the IOC said it had "from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the Games."

Former Olympians like Greg Louganis and the USOC have spoken out against boycotting the Olympics.

"History has proven that the only people that are negatively affected by boycotts are the athletes who have trained their whole lives to compete," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky told the AP. "Past boycotts have not worked, and the USOC is not planning on boycotting these Games."

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A Redskins fan whose video of her crying after not getting autographs at camp went viral, told a Richmond TV station that her outburst could be blamed on her hormones -- after all, she said, she's four months pregnant.

Kimberly Lewis told NBC 12 that after waiting for six hours for an autograph for her -- and her dad -- she was "so devastated" and just wanted to vent.

"I didn't have anyone to talk to because I was by myself," she said. "So the only thing I could do was make a video about it."

Despite her bad experience at training camp, the 26-year-old said she will still be cheering for the team this year. Though it's doubtful she'll be coming back to training camp.

"I am a diehard fan," she said. "I always will be."

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Baseball fans in Virginia can join in on the fun (or lack thereof) that New Yorkers are having with their mayoral race thanks to a promotion on Thursday by the Richmond Squirrels.

The Squirrels, the San Francisco Giants' Double-A affiliate, are mocking Anthony Weiner (the former Congressman who sent inappropriate pictures over Twitter and is now running for mayor, in case you missed it) with a "Salute To Scandal" night featuring $1 hot dogs.

"Scandal night is meant to be a fun, tongue in cheek night and what hotter of a scandal right now than Anthony Weiner," said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd "Parney" Parnell in a statement on the team's website. "His scandal just couldn't have come at a better time in regards to the Flying Squirrels promotional calendar."

Weiner won't be the only one being roasted by the team. They are also having contests including "Brett Favre Football Throw" and the "Tiger Woods Closest to the Pin Challenge".

Weiner has plummeted in the polls after another woman came forward with allegations she exchanged inappropriate messages with him after he resigned from Congress.

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One of the United States' most prominent former Olympians spoke out against a suggested boycott of the 2014 Olympics over Russia's increasing hostility toward gays and lesbians

Greg Louganis, a diver and author who won gold medals in 1984 and 1988 and who came out on a historical episode of Oprah in 1995, told New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that he doesn't believe skipping the Games will help the situation.

"Boycotts don't work," he told Bruni. "Boycotts hurt the wrong people.”

Louganis missed the 1980 Olympics in Moscow when the United States boycotted to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and called the experience "pretty devastating."

"For most of us, we train our entire lives for that one moment in time," he said.

The calls to boycott the Olympics over Russia's policies came after reports suggested foreigners could face arrests or deportation for violating a vague law recently enacted in Russia that makes it criminal to participate "in the propaganda of non traditional sexual relations."

Louganis's thoughts echo the sentiment of the USOC after Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested an Olympic boycott for different political reasons earlier this month.

The gold medal winning diver said despite his insistence of the USA attending the games, he was horrified when he learned about the new laws.

“It was really very disturbing,” he told Bruni. “But then somebody came forward and said, ‘We should boycott the Olympics.’ I said, ‘Wait a minute.’ I had to chime in.”

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Because of his backstory, Marat Kogut has always been a bit of a celebrity, at least by the standards for an NBA referee. Kogut moved from the Ukraine to New York when he was 2 months old. His family ended up sleeping on a bench along Ocean Parkway after being forced to leave a homeless shelter.

When Kogut was in high school, his sports-officiating class got a visit from legendary NBA ref Dick Bavetta. That meeting inspired him to become an NBA referee.

His mother, Lora, frowned upon this career ambition.

"Mom was totally against it. ... Her main concern was to marry me off," Marat told NPR. He remembers Lora worrying, "'Who's gonna take a guy like that, who's gonna be a referee? What kind of a job is that?'"

Well, in the end, both son and mom got their wish.

Kogut became an NBA referee in 2009 when he was just 30.

Then on Sept. 3, 2012, Kogut married Mariana Leokumovich in Brooklyn.

Their marriage is now being featured as a testimonial billboard in Times Square for JDate.com, a matchmaking service for Jewish singles.

(H/T to Deadspin)

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Hey, it's a post about guns and the NFL, and for a change, there are no grisly details.

Lauren Tannehill, the wife of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, posted the photo below on Instagram with the caption:

Having a little fun @rtannehill17 #357 #smithnwesson #gunsblazzzinnn

Lauren Tannehill became an instant sensation when she appeared with her husband at the NFL draft in 2012. It was around this time that she posted a photo of herself and Ryan enjoying some time with their guns:

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Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme criticized a politician's request to consider adding a woman's event to the legendary race, telling the BBC it would have been better for British Labour Leader Harriet Harman to wait for another time to bring it up.

Harman wrote him an open letter to him, and apparently Prudhomme didn't appreciate being put on the spot like that.

"It would have been better for Harman to talk to us at the end of one of the stages or after another race," he told the BBC. "The Tour is huge and you cannot have it bigger and bigger and bigger down the road - it is impossible."

According to the BBC, he later added "We are open to everything. Having women's races is very important for sure."

The kerfuffle comes two weeks after a group of female cyclists began a petition requesting that a woman's division be added to the race. So far, it has garnered more than 79,000 signatures.

A woman's version of the Tour de France has been held sporadically in past years, but has not been run since 2009, largely due to a lack of sponsors, The Guardian points out.

In her letter to Prudhomme, Harman wrote, according to the Guardian: "Britain has some of the best women cyclists in the world -- but for years they had to compete for foreign teams as there was no investment in an elite women's team.

"Overall, women's sport misses out compared to men's sport: women's sport only receives 0.5% of total sports sponsorship in the UK and only 4% of sports coverage in national and local newspapers is dedicated to women's sport.

"The Grand Départ being held in Yorkshire and from Cambridge to London in 2014 presents a great opportunity to hold a women's event and set an example to the rest of Europe and Le Tour. After the success of the Olympics, women's cycling should not be allowed to slip back into the shadows."

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Chris Paul's son may want to look out: His reign as the cutest son of an NBA player is getting a challenge from Chris Bosh's 15-month-old son, Jackson.

The Miami Heat big man tweeted out some pictures of his son, looking ... relaxed on a recent vacation.


The two also took in some sights during their vacation, which came after Bosh toured around India for an NBA India event.


Bosh spent his time in India, according to his Twitter account, volunteering in Mumbai with NBA Cares, among other official NBA duties.


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June 25: It all started with a Tweet (that was quickly deleted) and a post on Instagram (that was not) where Rodriguez announced that he was all set to come back to baseball, after spending much of the 2013 season recovering from a hip injury.

The same day: The statement was immediately refuted by Brian Cashman, Yankees GM, who told ESPN: "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman said. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now.”

July 1: Yankees clear Rodriguez to begin minor league stint, sending him to the Bombers’ Class-A affiliate in Charleston, S.C.

July 13: Rodriguez, according to reports, meets with officials from Major League Baseball, to talk about his alleged involvement with the now-defunct Biogenesis Clinic, which is in the center of the latest doping scandal. He then fails to show up at the game he is scheduled to play with the Tampa Yankees. He later sidesteps reporters' questions about his no-show, and points out that the game was rained out.

July 16: Rodriguez heads to Trenton, N.J., for his continued rehab assignment. He is spotted at Chipotle, which is not really relevant but interesting.

July 19: Cashman tells the New York Daily News he expects Rodriguez to play in the Yankees' game in Texas on Monday, the 22nd, so far as everything goes OK.

July 21: Alex Rodriguez tells reporters he expects to be back on Tuesday, not Monday. “From a time point of view, definitely Tuesday, and not tomorrow,” Rodriguez said, before the results of the MRI were revealed. "I feel OK. I spoke to Cashman and (Joe) Girardi and the plan is pretty much as scheduled from 20 days ago, with one exception — we're going to get an MRI, get on a flight to Texas, and it probably looks like a workout (Monday), strap it on Tuesday, assuming that everything goes well, and I think it should.”

July 22: Everything is not OK. An MRI reveals that Rodriguez has a Grade 1 quad strain, which the Yankees immediately announce may keep him on the DL longer. They reportedly begin exploring options to extend his rehab stint.

The same day: The New York Post reports Rodriguez immediately began to consider seeking a second opinion, a move that many think signifies his overall distrust of the Bombers.

Also that day: Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the season due to what allegedly appears to be his involvement with the Biogenesis Clinic. Many begin to speculate Rodriguez is next.

July 24: A doctor who gave Rodriguez a second opinion goes public, telling multiple outlets that the third baseman is fine and joins a chorus of people close to Rodriguez who claim the Yankees are trying to keep him off the field. (This doctor was reprimanded and fined in February by the New Jersey attorney general for "failing to adequately ensure proper patient treatment involving the prescribing of hormones including steroids".)

The same day: The Yankees begin exploring the possibility that Rodriguez violated a rule in the Collective Bargaining Agreement while seeking a second opinion without their consent. Cashman, in a statement also alleges it was Rodriguez who said he was injured in the first place.

Also the same day: ESPN New York reports that "a source with ties to Rodriguez" told the Yankees he's ready to play on Friday.

July 25: According to ESPN New York, the Yankees are considering disciplining Rodriguez for seeking a second opinion without their consent. Rodriguez, meanwhile, issues a statement: "I think the Yanks and I crossed signals,'' the statement read. "I don't want any more mix-ups. I'm excited and ready to play and help this team win a championship. I feel great and I'm ready and want to be in the lineup Friday night. Enough doctors. Let's play."

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