• NASCAR pushes back numerous race start times in 2017

    Many NASCAR races are starting later in 2017 (Getty).

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  • The PGA Championship: Everything you need to know

    The PGA Championship begins Thursday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, the fourth of golf’s majors. Henrik Stenson concluded his thorough throttling of Royal Troon at the British Open barely 10 days ago, and here we are back at it again.

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  • Why only Paul Pierce, returning for a 19th NBA season, can stop himself

    Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college…

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  • Ken Holland, Las Vegas' model, Twitter and the NHL (Puck Daddy Countdown)

    Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Lidstrom retired in 2012, and here are the Red Wings’ playoff runs since then: 14 games (lost to eventual Cup champs Chicago in second round), five games (lost to Boston in first round), seven games (lost to eventual Cup runners-up…

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  • Packers use doughnuts, ‘Man Hands’ to help them in training camp

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. — In the middle of the first training camp practice of the season, the Green Bay Packers rolled out doughnuts for their players. Yes, some folks have had fun with Lacy’s weight (with doughnut punch lines) in the past, but we’re not talking about edible doughnuts here. Several…

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  • Can 'Beef' deliver more than just a catchy name at Baltusrol?

    The man of the moment, Andrew “Beef” Johnston, grins a toothy grin, waving and posing and smiling and signing damn near anything that’s not on fire. Speaking on Wednesday morning, hours removed from a chaotic 11-hole practice round that took nearly five hours, Beef could only shake his head in…

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  • White Sox fan supports Chris Sale's jersey protest in unique way

    Chris Sale’s feud with the Chicago White Sox over the club’s 1976 throwback jerseys has put the team’s fans in an uncomfortable position. One fan has made up his mind. We here at The Stew aren’t going to take an official stance on the matter, but we will say that the above picture does provide…

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  • Jimmy Vesey, Blackhawks, Rangers and the short list

    Having the Chicago Blackhawks enter your rookie free-agent courtship is like making time with a woman at a bar just as Leonardo DiCaprio and his posse roll up next to her. This isn’t to say the Blackhawks are going to land NCAA wunderkind Jimmy Vesey when he can officially sign on Aug. 15, just…

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  • Carle joins Predators; McPhee waiting to name coach (Puck Headlines)

    • Defenseman Matt Carle signed a one year, $700,000 contract with the Nashville Predators. The Colorado Avalanche offered two years at just over $4-million per season. • George McPhee isn’t in a rush to name a new head coach for the Las Vegas team and will likely wait until 2017 to do so.

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  • Bill Belichick leaves no doubt: Tom Brady will be Patriots' starter after suspension

    Tom Brady announced almost two weeks ago that he was giving up his fight, and would end pursuit of exoneration in Deflate-gate: The Saga, meaning he’d be suspended for the first four games of this season. Which means the New England Patriots know that third-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo will be…

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  • Andrea Bargnani is heading to Spain, and this is probably the end

    Free-agent big man Andrea Bargnani will return to Europe, signing a two-year deal with Saski Baskonia of Spain’s ACB — widely acknowledged as the second-best professional hoops league in the world — that, more than likely, spells the end of the NBA road for the former No. 1 overall draft pick. The…

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  • Pirates back to their winning ways after June swoon

    For a while there, things looked bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After many years of futility, the Pirates have become one of the best franchises in the game. On top of that, there were suggestions the team might be better off trading superstar outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

    Big League Stew
    Wed, Jul 27
    7:05 PM EDT
    Seattle at Pittsburgh
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  • Soberlink Cellular is FDA Cleared

    Healthcare providers can remotely measure alcohol in human breath, for aiding in detection and monitoring of alcohol consumption.

  • Is this the most racist logo in hockey?

    The Lake Erie Warriors are team in the new National College Prospects Hockey League which begins play this fall.

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  • Jason Day rolls into Baltusrol sick, barely prepared for PGA Championship

    Most pros spend weeks, months, even years studying major championship courses, assessing every hill and dale, every green and swale, looking for that infinitesimal edge that could pay off with a major championship and immortality. “I haven’t played a practice round,” Day said Wednesday morning. …

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  • Four more years of Mike Hoffman with Ottawa Senators

    Last season, Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators went through the always nasty salary arbitration process. Hoffman, 26, will stay with the Senators for the next four years on a contract worth $20.75-million. First reported by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Hoffman will earn $3.8-million for…

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  • Roundtable: Which trade needs to happen at the deadline?

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline is just days away. With that in mind, the Big League Stew crew identified some of the trades they would like to see happen at the deadline. Which teams can greatly increase their World Series chances with a blockbuster move? One of the Rangers’ biggest…

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  • Vladimir Putin says absence of Russians will devalue Olympic medals

    Russian president Vladimir Putin addresses the Russian Olympic team. The list of Russian athletes banned from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics grew to 105 on Tuesday, and as you might imagine, Vladimir Putin is brimming with indignation and conspiracy theories. Stopping short of ruling Russia out…

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  • Nashville Predators give Calle Jarnkrok six-year contract extension

    The Nashville Predators have signed versatile young forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract extension. Last season the 24-year-old Jarnkrok set career highs with 16 goals and 30 points in 81 games played. Jarnkrok held a plus-51.83 score and venue adjusted 5-on-5 CF% and had a…

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