• Tim Lincecum's comeback couldn't be going any worse

    Despite a mostly encouraging debut on June 18, Tim Lincecum’s comeback bid with the Los Angeles Angels has devolved into a disaster. Honestly, he just doesn’t look a pitcher who belongs at the big league level, but that’s exactly where the Angels are likely to keep him. Lincecum has struggled to…

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  • The Warriors are inviting trusted veteran JaVale McGee to camp

    JaVale McGee could bring some levity to Oakland. The Golden State Warriors have a reputation as one of the NBA’s most joyous and watchable teams, but this summer has threatened to make their 2016-17 season deathly serious. The acquisition of Kevin Durant has cast them as villains, to the point…

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  • Four best landing spots for Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has seemingly been on the trading block for two straight seasons. With Cincinnati now fully committed to rebuilding though, it’s only a matter of time, perhaps even hours, before the veteran slugger dons a new uniform. Interest in Bruce has a lot to do with…

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  • Adam Silver doesn't love the 1+1 deals signed by LeBron and Durant

    One of the weirdest things about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors is that he’s not committed to his new club past the 2016-17 season. Durant signed a two-year deal with Golden State that includes a player option on the second season, and no…

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  • Indians mock Twins with fake scoreboard trade rumor

    The Minnesota Twins left their own fans confused on Thursday when they began scrolling a list of potential deadline trades on their left field scoreboard. SEE? pic.twitter.com/3fRo4ynJlr

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  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Dodgers eyeing blockbuster three-team deal

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits.

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  • How WNBA star Tamika Catchings is flipping the script on the athlete farewell tour

    Derek Jeter earned half a year’s worth of #RE2PECT at ballparks across the country. Nike gave Kobe Bryant his own holiday. Instead, Catchings, a league champion, MVP, 10-time All-Star and five-time Defensive Player of the Year who is going for her fourth Olympic gold medal, is flipping the script.

    The Turnstile
  • Report: Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor's alcohol test negative

    Alphonse Taylor started all 15 games in 2015 (Getty). Taylor was suspended following his DWI arrest earlier in July. According to TideSports.com, while Taylor tested negative for alcohol, he did not do well on his field sobriety tests.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Vin Scully honored by Fleetwood Mac at Dodgers Gala

    Vin Scully appears before the crowd during the Dodgers Gala on Thursday. The stars of Hollywood came together with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night to raise money for two Dodgers’ charities and to celebrate the legendary career of broadcaster Vin Scully. The “blue carpet” event was the…

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  • What To Watch For Saturday at the PGA Championship

    The PGA Championship has reached its halfway point, and here’s what we know: nothing. 63! Just days after Henrik Stenson shot a 63 to win the British Open and Phil Mickelson just missed a 62, Robert Streb fired a 63 to put himself into a tie for the lead at the PGA Championship. Jimmy Walker Day…

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  • Phillies battle the Braves in Free Game of the Day

    Vince Velasquez is putting together a constructive sophomore season for the Philadelphia Phillies and could be a target for other teams in trade talks as the trade deadline approaches. Velasquez is 8-2 with a 3.34 ERA heading into Friday night’s start in Atlanta against the Braves. The contest,…

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  • Jordan Spieth averts disaster, rules controversy on solid Friday

    Golf’s rules have already altered one of this year’s major championships, and golf bureaucracy may have cost players a shot at making the cut at the PGA Championship, so you can forgive Jordan Spieth for being veeeeery careful with the application of rules on Friday afternoon. Spieth’s tee shot at…

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  • Martin Truex Jr. qualifies first at Pocono

    It’s Martin Truex Jr.’s second pole of the season (Getty).

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  • Tyson Barrie waits on award after arbitration case with Avalanche

    The Colorado Avalanche and defenseman Tyson Barrie have gone through their arbitration hearing. Now the Avalanche and Barrie will wait for arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier to deliver her decision in the next 48 hours. Barrie and the Avalanche still can come to a deal before then.

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  • Phil Jackson: Modern players 'lack the skills to play the triangle'

    Phil Jackson watches the kids just fritter it all away. In this case, as is usually the case, it’s New York Knicks president Phil Jackson. The man that grew up playing under Bill Fitch and Red Holzman’s pass-heavy offenses prior to falling in love with Tex Winter’s triangle offense during the…

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  • Derrick Rose loses motion, will face trial in civil gang-rape suit

    Derrick Rose is displayed on the screen of a video camera as he speaks during a news conference at Madison Square Garden, Friday, June 24, 2016, in New York. A federal judge on Wednesday denied Derrick Rose’s motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit alleging he and two other men drugged a woman, broke…

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  • Curt Schilling won't face criminal charges in $112M video-game disaster

    Curt Schilling, circa 2012, after his video-game company declared bankruptcy. After a four-year investigation into Curt Schilling’s bungled video-game company, Rhode Island authorities announced Friday that no one involved in the mess that cost taxpayers $112.6 million would face criminal charges.…

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  • Texas A&M rewrites hymn with 'dish towels' and 'Lysol' in lyrics at women's event

    Two Texas A&M assistants have been suspended after Wednesday’s event. Tight ends coach Jeff Banks and offensive line coach Jim Turner have each been suspended without pay for two weeks and must complete 20 hours of community service. “There is absolutely no place in our program or in our…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Colt Knost in danger of missing PGA cut because of a bad pin sheet

    Colt Knost was hitting a 5-wood into the par-4 10th, his second shot of a rainy morning on Day 2 of the PGA Championship. Knost’s caddie figured out the yardage, saying it was about 210 yards into the hole. Believing the pin was tucked left, Knost didn’t want to take it on.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Dodging wayward golf balls on the streets outside Baltusrol

    Shunpike Road is a pleasant, tree-shaded North Jersey road lined with neatly manicured lawns fronting well-kept postwar ranch homes. Shunpike Road, you see, runs parallel to the first tee of the Lower Course of Baltusrol Golf Club, and to put it mildly, not everyone who plays at the club is…

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