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  • Yzerman's patience pays off in Stamkos sweepstakes

    Until Wednesday afternoon, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman didn’t know if he would be able to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos. Then Stamkos’ agent Don Meehan called Yzerman, which led to a contract officially being completed by Wednesday evening.

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  • Spieth on D.J.'s Open penalty: 'I would have thrown a fit'

    Jordan Spieth admits he wouldn’t have been as outwardly calm as Dustin Johnson was during the final seven holes of the U.S. Open. Spieth was among the many pros who joined a Twitter mosh pit in reaction to the USGA’s decision to notify Johnson on Oakmont’s 12th tee in the final round that he could…

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  • McIlroy, Scott give window into rash of Olympic withdrawals

    With a baker’s dozen of players — now including the first woman, South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace — announcing that they’re skipping golf’s return to the Olympics, broader sport is wondering why golfers are more afraid of Zika than other athletes. Rory McIlroy, who announced last week that he won’t…

    Devil Ball Golf58 mins ago
  • Shea Weber: 'I'm not P.K. Subban, I’m not going to try to be'

    Shea Weber hasn’t thought about P.K. Subban’s popularity with the Montreal Canadiens and what it will be like to try to replace a fan favorite in such a big and important hockey market. The deal that sent Weber to the Habs from the Nashville Predators sent shockwaves through Montreal and led to…

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  • Miguel Cabrera has joined a small, but growing group of home run hitters

    There’s not a lot missing from Miguel Cabrera’s sure-to-be Hall of Fame résumé. A home run against his former franchise, the Miami Marlins, was one of the rare milestones he’d yet to cross off the list. Of course, Cabrera’s opportunities against the Marlins have been very limited.

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  • Michael Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympics

    Michael Phelps is a five-time Olympian. Phelps, who will turn 31 on Thursday, qualified for Rio 2016 with ease on Wednesday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha. The legendary American swimmer posted a 1:54.84 in the 200-meter butterfly to win the event and clinch a spot in the upcoming…

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  • P.K. Subban is 'going to a team that wants me' in trade to Predators

    P.K. Subban didn’t mind that his dinner in Paris, France was interrupted when he found out he was traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Nashville Predators. “Most emotional dinner that I’ve ever been a part of,” Subban said. “I just feel good knowing that a team has moved someone to bring me…

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  • Miguel Sano literally uses his head to help catch pop up

    Miguel Sano’s infield assist wasn’t typical, but it got the job done. Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is currently on rehab assignment with their Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. The 23-year-old infielder/outfielder is expected to be back with the big league club by week’s end. …

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  • Predators steal P.K. Subban from Canadiens (Trending Topics)

    Let’s suppose for a second that Shea Weber is a better defenseman than PK Subban.

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  • Independent league club to sign and start two female players

    Kelsie Whitmore is one of two women who will sign with the Sonoma Stompers. For the first time in over 50 years, a professional baseball team will have multiple women in its starting lineup. The Sonoma Stompers, an independent league team in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs,…

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  • Taylor Hall bitterly leaves what he was building with Oilers

    APRIL 6: Oilers forward Taylor Hall is introduced during the closing ceremonies at Rexall Place. “I voiced my disappointment with what happened,” said Hall, when asked about his conversation with Chiarelli.

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  • Social Hour: Michigan has some Lion King fun in the training room

    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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  • Lee-Anne Pace becomes 1st women to pull out of Olympic golf

    Lee Ann Pace won’t compete in the Olympics out of concern about the Zika virus. After a dozen men have announced they have withdrawn their names from consideration for their Olympic golf tournament, a female golfer has finally come forward to do the same. South African Lee-Anne Pace announced…

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  • Mutilated body found near Rio Olympic beach volleyball site

    With a dark cloud already hanging over the 2016 Summer Olympics, the last thing Rio de Janeiro organizers needed was more bad publicity. Parts of a mutilated body were discovered on Copacabana beach, mere yards away from the 2016 Summer Olympics beach volleyball site, police said. The body was…

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  • Taylor Hall, Ray Bourque and Sportsnet (Puck Daddy Countdown)

    You know you’re in good standing with the local media when the headline on your DUI arrest is: “Ray Bourque shows up for court one day early in drunken driving case.” Especially because the subhed reads: “Records show he had BAC of 0.249.” That’s like 3.1 times the legal limit, and that doesn’t…

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  • Spencer Gallagher and John Wes Townley fined for fight

    Gallagher and Townley grappled Saturday night (NASCAR). Spencer Gallagher and John Wes Townley have been fined for their wrestling match during Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. Townley, the instigator of the fight, was fined $15,000 while Gallagher was…

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  • Dodgers and Brewers battle in MLB Free Game of the Day

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brock Stewart started from the bottom, now he’s here. Just two months ago, Stewart was starting for the Single-A Rancho Cucamongo Quakes. On Wednesday, he’ll make his major-league debut.

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  • Floyd Mayweather sends $20K tax bill to strip club

    For all of the money that Floyd Mayweather makes, the retired boxer is always trying to find a way to make sure he’s taking advantage of every tax break possible. In what is certainly a unique way to save money, Mayweather is seeking to write off a 2014 visit to Larry Flint’s Hustler Club in Las…

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  • Canadiens send P.K. Subban to Predators for Shea Weber in blockbuster trade

    The Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators have completed a blockbuster trade of superstar defensemen. The Habs have dealt P.K . Last week, Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin had constantly said he had no desire to trade Subban, even though there have often been questions about whether…

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  • Billy Hamilton hit in the face while trying to make sliding catch

    Outfielder Billy Hamilton left Wednesday’s game after being hit in the face with a ball while sliding to catch an inside-the-park home run by Anthony Rizzo. In the top of the first inning, Rizzo hit a fly ball to the left center gap. Hamilton and left fielder Adam Duvall converged on the ball,…

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