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  • Mark Hunt ponders 'the end,' and one last title

    Few people appear more comfortable with fighting than UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt. The kickboxer looks as calm talking to reporters as he does entering the Octagon on fight night. Given all that, it may be surprising to hear Hunt say that he never imagined that he'd be a fighter.

  • By every measure, Joe Nathan is toast

    Brad Ausmus has given Joe Nathan plenty of rope. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stubbornly clings to the notion that Joe Nathan is the closer. No matter that others, such as Joakim Soria, have "proven closer" stamped on their chest.

    SB Nation50 mins ago
  • Chiefs vs Dolphins preview: Jamaal Charles injury, Travis Kelce, and playoffs talk with Arrowhead Pride

    The Miami Dolphins welcome the Kansas City Chiefs into Sun Life Stadium this weekend. To get a better look at the Chiefs, we turned to Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride. Kevin Nogle, The Phinsider (KN): With the injury to Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs' running game takes a blow.

    SB Nation44 mins ago
    Sun, Sep 21
    1:25 PM PDT
    Kansas City at Miami
    Preview Game
  • Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton injured again, again

    At this point in his tenure with Columbus, Nathan Horton has been paid $289,474 per point. The Blue Jackets were obviously excited to have a healthy Horton to start this season. Instead, they not only don’t have a healthy Horton, they won’t have Horton at all.

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  • Wild re-sign Darcy Kuemper to two-year deal, suspend Josh Harding

    Darcy Kuemper tried to play the KHL card in his RFA negotiations with the Minnesota Wild, but all he needed was an unfortunate incident to open the door for his return.  On Wednesday, the Wild announced that goaltender Josh Harding would be out "indefinitely" (read: months) with a fractured foot…

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  • Carlos Beltran leaves Yankees following death of unborn child

    Sadly, we learned on Wednesday they are going through that pain and anguish again, as Beltran announced that they had lost their unborn son. Carlos Beltran, away from the team for personal reasons, just posted on his facebook page that he has lost his son. When Beltran left the team on Tuesday,…

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  • Phil Kessel called out by Leafs coach for rejecting gameplan

    The same apparently goes for NHL assistant coaches, as Steve Spott has now discovered. An anecdote told at a coaches’ clinic last month has sparked a raging debate over Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel, his willingness to be coached and his coaches’ willingness to push back at him. Toronto Star…

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  • Wayne Rooney has "privileges", says Van Gaal

    Wayne Rooney has "privileges", says Van Gaal Ahead of Sunday's game against Leicester, Manchester United's manager has had come comforting words for his captain. It seems like only a few weeks ago that Manchester United were scrabbling around for players to fill an XI.

    SB Nation38 mins ago
  • IIHF grants Korean hockey teams automatic entry into 2018 Olympics

    When PyeongChang, South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics, their men's and women's hockey team will be able to ice teams in their respective hockey tournaments after the IIHF granted the country automatic entries. Last April, the IIHF expressed to the Korea Ice Hockey Association their desire to…

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    The standout career of Li Na (20 photos)

    The standout career of Li NaLi Na, the 32-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion, announced late Thursday that she was retiring due to chronic knee issues. Here's a look at her illustrious career. Li Na of China (L) receives advice from her husband and

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  • 29-Year-Old Golf Phenom Who Disappeared From The PGA Tour Will Get $10 Million If He Quits Forever

    Anthony Kim hasn't played since 2012. Anthony Kim, the ex-golf phenom who has become golf's greatest mystery since vanishing from the PGA Tour in 2012, is mulling an impossible decision. According to a new article by Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck, Kim has an insurance policy that covers him in…

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  • Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Los Angeles Kings

    Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Los Angeles Kings(The 2014-15 NHL season is nearly upon us, and attempting to handicap the winners and losers can sometimes leave us speechless. So we decided to break down all 30 teams with the next best thing

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  • Remember When Michael Sam Was Supposed To Be A Distraction For The Dallas Cowboys?

    The great distraction that was supposed to come to Dallas with Michael Sam has all but vanished as the NFL is swamped with bad news. As any long time reader here at BTB knows, I am loathe to point out when the esteemed members of the media who cover and comment on the Dallas Cowboys are totally,…

    SB Nation
    Sun, Sep 21
    10:00 AM PDT
    Dallas at St. Louis
    Preview Game
  • Rumor Roundup (Sept. 18, 2014): Steve Austin WWE update, Sting at WrestleMania 31, Dean Ambrose return, more!

    Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate…

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  • Week 3 Lames: Brady, Ball are bust-worthy fantasy plays

    Week 3 Lames: Brady, Ball are bust-worthy fantasy plays Each week the Noise highlights 10 somewhat un-obvious names who he believes are destined to implode leave egg on his face. To qualify, each player must be started in at least 50 percent of Yahoo

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  • Crosby, Malkin to miss start of camp; Kesler talks Vancouver media; Sharks go to Tahoe (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • The Penguins are releasing a new jersey design on Friday morning. • PANIC TIME!!!!!!! Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will…

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    Los Angeles Angels celebrate AL West title (19 photos)

    Los Angeles Angels celebrate AL West titleFor the first time in five years, the Angels are champions of the AL West. They beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 for their 95th win, watched from their clubhouse as the Oakland A's fell apart again, then rushed together

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    Fri, Sep 19
    5:10 PM PDT
    Seattle at Houston
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