• Girls ask Olympian to take THEIR picture

    Cue the oblivious girls who asked Ledecky to take their photo. According to fellow Stanford teammate Maya DiRado, two girls wanted to capture a moment together and asked Ledecky to assist them – obviously not recognizing who she was because she wasn’t asked to join in on the photo fun. When…

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  • The gruesome true story behind Baltusrol's name

    Local knowledge also holds that there’s a dark story behind the name Baltusrol, and as the golf world’s best convene here for the PGA Championship, the grim story is once again seeing the light of day. The hill once belonged to a farmer named Baltus Roll, who lived with his wife and son in a small…

    Devil Ball Golf20 mins ago
  • Winnipeg Jets defend controversial Bobby Hull honor

    All three will be inducted into the new Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame this year. Now, that history has led to Fast wondering “what the hell” True North Sports was thinking putting Hull in their Hall of Fame.

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  • Ex-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. arrested on battery, robbery charges

    Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. was arrested in Georgia on Monday after allegedly assaulting a former Tulane University basketball player and running away with two bags in which police found guns. When cops arrived, they found Callahan in a pool of blood — and the witness pointed to…

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  • Pat Riley says new addition Dion Waiters is worth more than he signed for

    Dion Waiters and Pat Riley will now share a room. (Getty Images)

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  • Usher stops Manhattan traffic for Ping-Pong game (Video)

    Traffic in midtown Manhattan around lunchtime can be absolutely brutal. It doesn’t help when a celebrity decides to stop traffic with an impromptu Ping-Pong match in the middle of Sixth Ave. Around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in New York City, Usher and his paddling opponent took a Ping-Pong table from…

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  • Oklahoma State WR Marcell Ateman has foot surgery

    Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman could miss the first month of the 2016 season. It looks like Oklahoma State will be without a starting wide receiver when the season begins. According to The Oklahoman, Marcell Ateman recently underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.

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  • Miguel Sano takes frustration out on bat Bo Jackson-style

    Miguel Sano went 1-for-5 and drove in two runs Wednesday night in a loss to the Atlanta Braves. Maybe someday they will make a bobblehead doll in honor of these impressive feats of strength from Sano as they did recently for Jackson, who broke a few bats the same way in his day. The Minneapolis…

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    7:10 PM EDT
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  • Arizona Coyotes lock up Connor Murphy with six-year, $23.1M contract

    The Arizona Coyotes have agreed to a six-year contract with 23-year-old restricted free agent defenseman Connor Murphy. Murphy had just finished his three-year entry-level deal. “We are extremely pleased to sign Connor to a long-term contract,” said Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka in…

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  • Daily Dime: Marlins' Fernandez is catch of the day

    Marlins Fernandez and Ozuna could prove to be big fish for thursday’s dfs slate

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  • Rio Olympics torch snuffed out by protesters in Brazil

    The Rio 2016 Olympic torch is seen during its launching ceremony on July 3, 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil. The Rio Olympics are just over a week away and the protests we’ve seen on the ground in Brazil show no signs of abating any time soon, with angry protesters on Wednesday night having gone as far…

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  • North Texas WR Turner Smiley arrested for DWI

    Smiley had 25 catches in 2015 (Getty). North Texas’ leading returning receiver was arrested for DWI Wednesday morning. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, Turner Smiley was booked into the Denton City Jail at approximately 4 a.m. after an officer found him in a vehicle after reports of an…

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  • The staffer Blake Griffin punched no longer works for the Clippers

    Blake Griffin stands on the court as Clippers equipment manager Matias Testi (left) stands behind the bench during a Feb. 18, 2016, game. Matias Testi, the assistant equipment manager on whose face Blake Griffin broke his right hand back in January, is no longer employed by the Los Angeles…

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  • Minnesota Vikings lock up head coach Mike Zimmer for long haul

    There’s a lot to get excited about with the Minnesota Vikings’ future — a new stadium and a talented roster. The Vikings announced that they have signed Zimmer to a contract extension prior to his third year on the job. The news came as a bit of a surprise as the Vikings reported to camp.

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  • Detroit's salary cap struggle; Gaudreau, Monahan update (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. Photo via LA Kings PR on Twitter

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  • Kings GM Vlade Divac on Rudy Gay: 'He has my number.'

    Rudy Gay eyes his options. Players like Sacramento’s Rudy Gay, who recently revealed that (like the rest of us) he has “no idea” what is going on with the Kings’ personnel plans moving forward. Kings general manager Vlade Divac, however, doesn’t appear to be concerned with Gay’s frustrations.

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  • Playoff semifinals to move off New Year's Eve in 4 future years

    The College Football Playoff’s move to get its semifinal games off New Year’s Eve is official. The playoff announced Thursday that the semifinal games would have new dates in 2018, 2019, 2024 and 2025. The other six semifinal dates will stay either on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day depending on…

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  • Dee Gordon apologizes and returns to the contending Marlins

    On April 29, Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. This was pretty bad news for the Marlins, as Gordon had spent 2015 hitting like a mad man and ended the season with a .333 average and the National League batting title. Eighty games later,…

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    7:10 PM EDT
    St. Louis at Miami
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  • Report: Ex-Baylor staffer requests Pepper Hamilton report release

    A former Baylor employee fired in the wake of the Pepper Hamilton report has reportedly requested the school make the report public via a court order. Hill was one of two Baylor staffers filed in May as the athletic department was in significant upheaval following the release of a summary of the…

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  • Hurricanes coach on Teravainen, goalie issues (Podcast)

    Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters (beginning at the 28:00 mark) and NHL free-agent forward Sam Gagner joined the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast this week, as Peters discussed the team and his new contract. Peters said he sees Teravainen skating with Sebastian Aho, a Finnish rookie, and Elias…

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