• Standoff over: Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa

    Joey Bosa won’t be re-entering the 2017 draft after all. The Chargers announced they’ve signed Bosa, the Ohio State defensive end who was the third pick of this year’s draft, to a four-year contract. Bosa was looking at turning down a lot of money, all over a squabble over offset language and the…

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  • Joel Embiid feels '100 percent,’ is on track to play for 76ers in preseason

    Joel Embiid has fun with Nerlens Noel during warm ups prior to a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 10, 2016. At long last, from the sound of things, fans of the Philadelphia 76ers might this season — possibly, potentially, with a little bit of luck, maybe — actually get a look at that…

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  • John Wall isn't 'watching' the money Bradley Beal and James Harden make

    NBA players have always chafed at either perceived or legitimate inequalities in yearly payroll. Wall is about to enter the third year of a five-year, $80 million (then-“maximum”) contract extension he signed in 2013.

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  • Florida WR Antonio Callaway will play in Week 1

    Antonio Callaway will play for Florida in Week 1. Gators coach Jim McElwain said that Callaway, the team’s top wide receiver, has been cleared to play Saturday against UMass. McElwain said Callaway “should be good to go” at his Monday press conference.

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  • Captain Plekanec; Yahoo fantasy hockey is open; Youppi! and the Expos (Puck Headlines)

    • Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is open for the 2016-17 season. • Desert Knights, Silver Knights, and Golden Knights have been trademarked by Bill Foley. Which one will be the Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise’s name?

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  • Virginia Tech player to wear Frank Beamer's No. 25 each week

    Virginia Tech will continue to honor Frank Beamer throughout the 2016 season. New Tech coach Justin Fuente announced Monday that each game, the Hokies’ special teams player of the week will wear No. 25 “as a tribute” to Beamer. Beamer, the longtime Hokies head coach who retired after the 2015…

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  • Why won’t the NHL close Coyotes’ salary cap loophole?

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 24, 2013. What if I told you that your team could have two Hall of Famers and a former Stanley Cup…

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  • Trevor Siemian is the unlikeliest of NFL starting quarterbacks

    Two weeks before the 2015 NFL draft, on a blustery mid-April morning, I sat across from Trevor Siemian in the lobby of McGaw Hall, just across the way from Northwestern University football’s ragged yet cozy home, Ryan Field. In his own monotone words, Siemian admitted to being a “fringe” NFL…

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    Sat, Aug 27
    Los Angeles9 - 17Denver
    Game Recap
  • KHL team unveils statue to adopted cat outside arena (Photos)

    To understand why a professional hockey team would honor a dead cat with a statue outside of its arena you have to go back two years to Dec. 2014 and inside a seafood store at Vladivostok International Airport. It also landed the cat an offer to cozy up with a new home with the Communist Party. …

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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the…

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  • Iman Shumpert bares just about all for cameo in Kanye's ‘Fade' video

    The answer: about three minutes into Yeezy’s overtime drop — because he obviously was never going to stick to just four minutes! — of the video for “Fade,” the third single off his latest album, “The Life of Pablo.” The upset: the wing in question was not a Shirtless J.R. Smith, but rather a…

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  • Broncos to defend their Super Bowl title with Trevor Siemian at QB

    The defending Super Bowl champions will open the season with a quarterback who has one regular-season snap’s worth of experience. Trevor Siemian has beaten out Mark Sanchez and first-round pick Paxton Lynch for the Denver Broncos’ starting job, the team announced on Monday. It will be Siemian…

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  • Ohio State WR Torrance Gibson suspended for fall semester

    Ohio State will be without wide receiver Torrance Gibson this season. The program announced Monday morning that Gibson, a redshirt freshman, has been suspended from the university for the fall semester. Gibson violated Ohio State’s student code of conduct.

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  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris…

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    Fri, Aug 26
    New England19 - 17Carolina
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  • David Ortiz won't stop homering, hits 534th to tie Jimmie Foxx

    Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is having one heck of a farewell season. Big Papi hit his latest home run on Sunday night when the Red Sox were facing the Kansas City Royals. It was the fourth inning and Yordano Ventura was on the mound, and he managed to get Big Papi to a 2-1 count before, well,…

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    Mon, Aug 29
    7:10 PM EDT
    Tampa Bay at Boston
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  • Juggernaut Index, No. 9: The Dallas Cowboys

    The Cowboys will open the season as they ended 2015, without Tony Romo. The Juggernaut Index is our annual ranking and review of NFL teams for fantasy purposes — repeat: FANTASY PURPOSES. Tony Romo is probably the greatest oft-maligned quarterback in NFL history.

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  • What We Learned: Inside the NHL’s coach-hiring trend

    One of the big recent trends in hockey over the past few years has been teams in need of coaches going outside the “old boys network” of the 40 or so guys who could reliably get coaching jobs in the NHL. It used to be that if your team fired a coach, the odds were that it would then hire a guy…

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