• Texans lose expected rookie starter at center for season with ankle injury

    Nick Martin, the overwhelming favorite to be the Houston Texans’ starting center as a rookie, is now done for the 2016 season. A second-round pick out of Notre Dame, Martin — the brother of Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin — had looked the part in the early going before suffering the…

    Shutdown Corner32 mins ago
  • Panthers send Dave Bolland, Lawson Crouse to Coyotes for draft picks

    The Arizona Coyotes keep adding salary while the Florida Panthers found a taker for a bad contract. In a deal with the Panthers Thursday morning, the Coyotes acquired Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse — the No. 11 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft — in exchange for a 2017 third-round pick (the…

    Puck Daddy34 mins ago
  • George McPhee prepares Las Vegas for NHL hockey (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    In the coming weeks George McPhee will be busy in his work life and his personal life. The Las Vegas NHL team general manager will drop his two college kids off at their schools and help them move into their residences for the upcoming year. Get a quick workout in, then right back at it probably…

    Puck Daddy
  • Iowa professor wants school mascot to smile to be more welcoming

    One Iowa professor believes the school’s mascot looks too angry and wants the bird’s facial expressions to be happier. Resmiye Oral, a pediatrics professor, wrote an email to the Iowa athletic department regarding her feelings towards the mascot, which has a toothy facial expression. “I believe…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Minor leaguer pinwheels over outfield wall to rob a home run

    This catch from Arkansas Travelers right fielder Zach Welz is phenomenal, insane, and hilarious all at the same time. It was the bottom of the eighth inning in Wednesday’s game, and the Travelers had an 8-4 lead over the Tulsa Drillers. Off the bat, Bellinger thought it was gone and he’d…

    Big League Stew
  • Albert Pujols, David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre reach remarkable milestones

    Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we’ll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about.

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  • Yankees startled by unexpected visitor in Safeco Field dugout

    The New York Yankees were going about their business in impressive fashion on Wednesday when an unexpected and unwelcomed visitor dropped into their dugout. Fortunately, the Yankees were in the field at the time of the incident. The Yankees dugout had mostly emptied out in the middle of the…

    Big League Stew
  • Yu Darvish stuns Reds with history-making home run

    In one of the most shocking moments this season, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish did something that no other Japanese-born pitcher had ever done while wearing the uniform of an American League team. In his second plate appearance of the game, which was only the 14th of his MLB career, the…

    Big League Stew
    Thu, Aug 25
    8:05 PM EDT
    Cleveland at Texas
    Preview Game
  • Larry Fedora claims Tim Beckman got fired because he didn't win enough

    Larry Fedora’s team reached the ACC title game in 2015 . This is a stretch, Larry Fedora. Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman is now a volunteer coach at North Carolina. Beckman spent the 2015 season out of football after he was fired a week before the season as multiple former players reported…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Gentleman Bryce Harper assists Katie Ledecky with Olympic medals

    Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky proved she’s more than a one-sport star on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one silver at the Rio Olympics, fired a perfect strike for the ceremonial first pitch before Washington’s game against the rival Baltimore Orioles. …

    Big League Stew
    Thu, Aug 25
    7:05 PM EDT
    Baltimore at Washington
    Preview Game
  • Coyotes make historic hire in naming Dawn Braid as skating coach

    The Arizona Coyotes made history on Wednesday in their announcement of three new hires to the coaching staff. Braid is now the first woman to be hired to coach full-time in NHL history. “It’s something that I’ve wanted to see happen,” Braid said.

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  • Yoenis Cespedes says he won't opt out of Mets contract

    The New York Mets somehow finding a way to bring back outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this past winter was one of the biggest stories of the offseason. After singlehandedly taking the Mets to the playoffs with a spectacular second half, it was assumed Cespedes’ price range on the market would exceed…

    Big League Stew
    Thu, Aug 25
    7:15 PM EDT
    NY Mets at St. Louis
    Preview Game
  • McIlroy happy to be 'proven somewhat wrong' about Olympic golf

    Rory McIlroy was pleasantly surprised by Olympic golf. Rory McIlroy was one of the most vocal — and blunt — pro golf voices that didn’t appear supportive of golf’s return to the Olympics. The four-time major winner said he would be watching the “sports that matter,” rather than golf’s first…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Jordan Spieth happy with his season, would like 20 seasons like it

    Jordan Spieth is looking to pick up a third win this season at The Barclays. Alright, so Jordan Spieth didn’t win a major this year, the year after winning the Masters and U.S. Open and coming up a total of four shots shy of winning the single-season Grand Slam. While that’s disappointing, Spieth…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Social Hour: Rutgers brings back $100K kickoff return contest

    Miss something that happened on Dr. Saturday’s social media presence? Well, we’ve got your roundup right here. Don’t let this happen again. Always be in the know by following Dr. Saturday on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

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  • Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    It’s been a whirlwind retirement for Kobe Bryant. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to unveil his new $100 million venture-capital fund. The date marks the two jersey numbers (8 and 24) Bryant wore during his 20 years with the club.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Billy Butler regrets role in clubhouse scuffle that gave him concussion

    A weird month for the Oakland A’s got even weirder last Friday in Chicago when Billy Butler and Danny Valencia were involved in a clubhouse scuffle over the latter’s cleat endorsement deal. The physical altercation resulted in Billy Butler sustaining a concussion, which landed him on MLB’s…

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