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  • Jose Fernandez produces in unfamiliar role to secure Marlins victory

    With manager Don Mattingly fresh out of position players, he called on Fernandez to bat with two men on base. You go, Jose. Jose Fernandez is mobbed at the dugout entrance after driving home the go-ahead runs in Friday’s game against the Braves.

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  • Sure bets, old guys, fighters remain in UFA leftovers

    As the media that surrounds the NHL begins to make their way to their cottages and boxes of wine, day one of NHL Free Agent Frenzy 2016 is somewhat in the books with many of the major players having signed new contracts.

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  • Peter Chiarelli and the problem with tunnel vision (Trending Topics)

    Peter Chiarelli is just such a GM. This is now the second time in just a few years that Chiarelli took a very, very hard ‘L’ in trading a top-two pick in the 2010 draft in pursuit of something he felt his team didn’t have or needed more of. The Bruins lost the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, and Tyler…

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  • Can Dwight Howard reclaim his good name with the Atlanta Hawks?

    Dwight Howard will look to save his reputation in Atlanta. One of the most curious players on the 2016 free agent market came off the board Friday afternoon when the Atlanta Hawks agreed to terms with eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard. As reported by…

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  • Richards-Ross bid for fourth Olympic team ends with hamstring injury

    Moments after her decorated sprinting career ended six weeks earlier than she planned, Sanya Richards-Ross walked off the track at Hayward Field with mixed emotions. As Richards-Ross climbed to her feet and slowly jogged down the backstretch, the track-savvy crowd stood and roared in salute of the…

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  • Usain Bolt withdraws from Jamaican Olympic Trials with torn hamstring

    Two-time 100- and 200-meter Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt withdrew from Jamaica’s Olympic Trials on Friday night after suffering a torn hamstring. Whereas USA Track and Field only takes athletes who finish in the top three in their respective events at the Olympic Trials, Jamaican athletes…

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  • Almirola wins Xfinity race thanks to NASCAR's ill-timed caution decision

    NASCAR went halfway at the end of Friday night’s Xfinity Series race. When a caution came out on the final lap of the race for a crash on the backstretch, NASCAR elected to not throw a caution immediately after the crash (Option 1). NASCAR decided to throw the caution as Almirola and Allgaier…

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  • Blue Jays emotions cost them in 19-inning loss to Indians

    Lost in Friday’s wild 19-inning game at Rogers Centre, which the Cleveland Indians eventually won 2-1, were three big ejections that likely aided their cause. Throughout the course of the game, the Toronto Blue Jays lost first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, manager John Gibbons and catcher Russell…

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  • Mike Conley and Grizzlies agree to the biggest NBA contract ever

    MARCH 6: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on March 6, 2016 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Before Friday, only two players in NBA history had made $30 million per year — Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. As first reported by…

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  • Okposo sees better Stanley Cup chance with Sabres than Islanders

    Kyle Okposo saw the right type of winning core with the Buffalo Sabres. The former New York Islanders winger didn’t mind the fact that the team hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2010-11 season. Of course, a seven-year $42 million contract offer from the Sabres didn’t hurt either, but ultimately…

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  • NHL Free Agent Frenzy 2016: All the small contracts

    Not every signing is earth shattering on free agent day. Still the addition of less heralded players can mean the difference between winning and losing in the post-season; even though we may not know it right now.

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  • Indians make franchise history in craziest game of MLB season

    When you’re rolling like Cleveland sports teams are right now, nothing can stop you. Not even being involved in the craziest baseball game of the 2016 season in front of a raucous crowd at Rogers Centre on Canada Day. It’s also the challenge they overcame, as they emerged with a franchise-record…

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  • New cap inspires free agency sticker shock, no matter the logic

    Boston Celtics’ Evan Turner celebrates his future. NBA fans have prepared for July 1, 2016 for more than 15 months, but the reality of the first day of free agency has brought shock and awe nonetheless. This one-time, unprecedented raising of the salary cap from $70 million to $94 million has…

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  • Can Dan Hamhuis help stabilize Dallas Stars' defense?

    Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill didn’t identify goaltending as a major need as the NHL celebrated unrestricted free agency Friday. Last season, Niemi played 48 games and held a 2.67 goal-against average and .905 save percentage.

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  • Social Hour: App State's defensive backfield takes a hit

    Latrell Gibbs won’t play for App State in 2016 (Getty).

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  • Cubs, Mets battle again in Free Game of the Day

    Twice is nice, especially when it comes to a NLCS rematch on our MLB Free Game of the Day. The New York Mets rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night, snapping a four-game losing skid and it all unfolded for your viewing pleasure right here on Yahoo Sports. If the Mets’ comeback piqued…

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  • Slap-happy Nationals have interesting new celebration

    After a rough road trip that included seven straight losses, the Washington Nationals are back on track with five straight wins, which included a three-game sweep of the New York Mets earlier this week. A Werthquake is what Nationals fans call a home run hit by Jayson Werth. Or least that’s how…

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  • Greg Biffle wins pole for Daytona

    Greg Biffle hasn’t started first since 2012 (Getty).

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  • NYC columnist wants baseball to ban ‘God Bless America’

    The man who chose to go after both religion and patriotism a few days before Independence Day is Gersh Kuntzman, whose beefs with “God Bless America” are many. Kuntzman — who identifies himself as an atheist — is angry that the Yankees play “God Bless America” every game during the seventh-inning…

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  • Puck Lists: Ranking every July 1st signing

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