• Aroldis Chapman electrifies Wrigley Field in Cubs debut

    If you were curious what type of reaction Aroldis Chapman would receive upon his debut at Wrigley Field, wonder no more. The hard-throwing left-hander had won over Cubs fans even before taking the mound in the ninth inning. By the time he struck out Avisail Garcia to wrap up a perfect inning and…

    Big League Stew
    Thu, Jul 28
    8:05 PM EDT
    Chi White Sox at Chi Cubs
    Preview Game
  • Cardinals rally again, snap Jeurys Familia's remarkable save streak

    The St. Louis Cardinals are starting to show the resilience that has made them so dangerous in recent seasons. For the third time in the last week, St. Louis rallied from a late-inning deficit to secure a needed win on Wednesday. It was by far their most impressive comeback to, as they toppled…

    Big League Stew
    Thu, Jul 28
    7:10 PM EDT
    St. Louis at Miami
    Preview Game
  • The NBPA is funding health insurance for most retired players

    Michele Roberts speaks at a union event during the 2015 NBA Finals. Michele Roberts has attempted to reform many aspects of the NBPA since she became its executive director in July 2014, but one of her most aggressive pushes has been to connect with the league’s many retired players. The players’…

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Gerrit Cole fires first MLB complete game thanks to fancy defense

    In his third start off the disabled list, Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole looked like he’s ready to roll. As seen in the MLB Free Game of the Day on Yahoo Sports, the 25-year-old right-hander went the distance in a 10-1 win against the Seattle Mariners, which marked his first career complete…

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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick made the Jets sweat and then made them pay

    No one should be surprised that the New York Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick eventually came to a deal, even with all the reports of Fitz moving out of his apartment, the Jets really not hating Geno Smith and all the rest. The initial offer to Fitzpatrick was three years, $24 million with…

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  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Jonathan Lucroy is a hot commodity

    The market for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has picked up. (Getty Images/Mike McGinnis)

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  • Padres tie a very surprising National League record

    In April, the San Diego Padres set a record in offensive futility, becoming the first National League team to be shut out in the first three games of a season. As the month of July draws to a close, the Padres offense is now in the midst of one of the most impressive power surges ever seen in MLB.…

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  • One of Brazil's most popular basketball players will miss the Olympics

    Anderson Varejao will miss the Olympics in his home country. The Brazilian men’s basketball team will be without one of its most recognizable and popular players when it hosts the Olympic tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Warriors center Anderson Varejao was examined earlier this week by Dr. Robert…

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  • Logan Morrison tears apart Dodger Stadium to make crazy catch

    Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison took things to a new level though on Wednesday afternoon after crashing over the wall and almost bringing the wall down with him to make a catch in foul territory at Dodger Stadium. Morrison had a lot working against him. In addition to the fast…

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  • Nate Diaz recalls the moment he realized he wasn’t rich

    Nate Diaz recently reflected on his early MMA fighting days. As UFC 202 draws near and Nate Diaz gears up for his highly anticipated rematch with Conor McGregor, the Stockton, Calif., fighter has been busy doing his media rounds. For over a decade Diaz has fought in relative obscurity, except to…

  • Social Hour: Michigan State starts Mike Sadler Scholarship Fund

    The scholarship in Sadler’s name will be awarded to a MSU football player (Getty). • Michigan State has launched a scholarship fund in honor of former punter Mike Sadler. The endowment program creates a scholarship in Sadler’s name for a football player.

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  • Yasiel Puig probably won't be wearing his Vin Scully spikes again

    Major League Baseball has once again found a way to eradicate fun from the game. The league issued a warning to Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, telling the 25-year-old that he would be fined if he wears his Vin Scully spikes again. A few days after wearing the cleats, Puig received a…

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  • Pirates take on Mariners in Free Game of the Day

    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.

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  • Baltursol's par-10 finish is anything but boring

    The first is a rarity these days in major championship golf: a true three-shot hole. At 649 yards on the card, with crossbunkers dividing the hole at 350 yards, not even U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson can find his way on board in two shots. The hole demands a good tee shot out of a partial…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Meet Muhammad Ali, who’s heading to box in the Olympics (really)

    Muhammad Ali, 20, will represent the United Kingdom in the 2016 Olympics. Muhammad Ali is a promising, young boxer hoping to make a name for himself on the grand stage of the Olympics. Great Britain has an Ali of its own prepping to compete in the flyweight division in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Ex-NBA player hits Twitter, begs teams to give him one more chance

    Von Wafer of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Miami Heat on Feb. 13, 2011. It’s been four years since Von Wafer last played in the NBA, and, from the sound of it, that’s quite long enough for him, thanks. The 31-year-old shooting guard, a former McDonald’s All-American and…

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Tigers introduce high-stakes twist to rock-paper-scissors

    Rock-paper-scissors is one of the all-time classic games. The Tigers beat the Red Sox 4-3 to stretch their winning streak to three games and keep them hanging around the American League playoff picture.

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  • Russian track athletes still to compete – among themselves

    What’s the point of heading all the way down to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympics when you can host your own right at home? The head coach of Russia’s national team, Yuri Borzakovsky, announced Wednesday that Russia will host its own tournament for all the athletes who were banned from…

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  • Minnesota Wild offer Prince classic as potential new goal song

    The Minnesota Wild may change their longtime goal song to a piece made by an iconic local musician. For Game 6 of the first-round of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Wild made the switch to honor Minneapolis born Prince, who had died days before the game.

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