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San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, goes up for a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies defense during the first half in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Carl Frampton setting example for other elite boxers by pursuing tough fights

    Carl Frampton will meet Leo Santa Cruz in New York on Saturday. Frampton will challenge Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday in Brooklyn in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at the Barclays Center. It is a fight that Frampton, who became a unified super bantamweight champ by defeating Scott Quigg in February, didn’t have to take.

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  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

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  • Former De La Salle QB dies during U.S. Army Ranger training

    A former De La Salle High School quarterback has died during military training, according to media reports. Mike Parros, 21, who last played for the Spartans in 2011, died during the first week of Army Ranger training in Fort Benning, Georgia, according to ABC7, which cited his former coach Justin Alumbaugh and former teammate Brandon Roberts. The cause of his death is under investigation. Parros also played football for Army while attending West Point. Check back for updates.

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  • Podcast: Breaking down the trade deadline with Jeff Passan

    It’s that time of the baseball season where Jeff Passan’s phone is buzzing with information. Yes, the trade deadline is coming on Aug. 1, which means teams are making moves and our pal Jeff is trying to wade through the rumors and find the truth.

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  • Yankees are fully committed to Alex Rodriguez disaster

    The Yankees, 6 ½ games off the pace in a crowded AL East field, still harbor belief they are a winning streak away from pulling tight and wouldn’t be embarrassed if their entrance to October is through one of the two AL wild-card doors for a second consecutive season. The Yankees were four lengths back of the Red Sox for the second wild-card ticket Thursday when they were off in front of a three-game series against the moribund Rays starting Friday at Tropicana Field. Hal Steinbrenner’s belief that those dreams can come true are bolstered by the recent play of his club that took three of four from the AL Central-leading Indians before the All-Star break and the AL East-leading Orioles after the break. In addition, the 52-49 Yankees copped two of three from the NL West-leading, if not sliding, Giants and two of three from the Astros, who are in the hunt for the AL West lead.

    New York Post
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  • One NBA team is already preparing for an ugly Stephen Curry-Kevin Durant divorce

    Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have played exactly zero minutes together as Golden State Warriors teammates, so we have no real idea how the two will work together. The rest of the NBA, meanwhile, is hoping that things go south, and one of them is actively planning on it. “There are 29 teams hoping the chemistry between Kevin Durant and Steph Curry is poisonous, but there is one team that is planning for it. It’s probably a fool’s errand to guess the name of the “title contender” here, but we can probably narrow it down to a handful of teams: The Cavaliers, Clippers and Spurs, plus maybe the Raptors or Thunder, and if you get expansive with your definition you could probably throw in the league’s 48-34 foursome (Celtics, Heat, Hawks and Hornets, who all finished with the same regular season record).

    Washington Post
  • 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 starting those games, and he must get more first-team reps during training camp than he normally does. Garoppolo, a second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois who has just 31 attempts in his first two seasons, will be at the helm for a not-too-easy quartet of games to open the season: at Arizona, then home against the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills.

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  • Pat Riley: Dion Waiters ‘is not a room-exception player’

    The Heat signed Dion Waiters to a room-exception contract. Heat president Pat Riley, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: “Dion is not a Room Exception player. He wanted to play for the Miami Heat and chose to forgo other more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization. We are very honored that he made the commitment to come to South Florida and sign with us. Dion is young, athletic and explosive, which fits in with our roster. He will add a great dimension for us at the off-guard spot. I really like the depth and versatility that we now have in our perimeter positions. Welcome aboard Dion!” I’m really curious about those “more lucrative financial opportunities.”

    ProBasketballTalk
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  • Mane to Liverpool could be best under-the-radar Premier League signing

    Fans who turned out at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday hoping to see Liverpool parading its stars against Premier League rivals Chelsea in the two sides’ International Champions Cup clash may have been somewhat disappointed. What fans got from Liverpool instead could be a glimpse of the future. For while Chelsea manager Antonio Conte fielded something akin to a Premier League starting XI, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp opted to debut a number of his new signings.

    FC Yahoo
  • 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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  • Bill Peters locked up by Carolina Hurricanes through 2019

    Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t one of them, despite having guided his team to within seven points of a wild card spot while having a bottom five payroll. Peters was handed a new contract that extends the 50-year-old coach through the 2018-2019 season, as Carolina announced on Wednesday. “Bill is a talented, young coach in the National Hockey League,” said Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager.

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  • Detroit Tigers add much-needed component of physical pain to 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' contest

    For too long, the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” has been relegated to the realm of the trivial, used more often to determine mundane obligations like who’s going to walk to the store to buy more beer than meaningful outcomes like who’s going to get wailed over the head with an empty water jug. Luckily, the Detroit Tigers have set out to right this wrong: From Justin Verlander’s Instagram comes evidence of the Tigers’ high-stakes version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” In the above video, second baseman Ian Kinsler throws scissors while shortstop Jose Iglesias throws paper, and because scissors cut paper, Kinsler gets to wallop Iglesias on the head with the water jug. Kinsler, of course, is an excellent

    For The Win
  • 32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympics History

    ​The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring

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  • 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 a Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox, he’d whipped them into a frenzy.

    Big League Stew
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  • 2016 BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: I have Ohio State 3rd, and I regret it already

    At the end of each conference run-through, I take a look at how I perceive the conference's balance of power heading into the season. This is in no way based on schedules, so they are not predictions. This is just how I would rank the teams after writing thousands of words about each of them. When I finished all of the Group of Five conferences, I compiled a full mid-major power rankings list. Now we're into the power conferences; here's the ACC, and here's the Pac-12. Each team's name below links to its full preview. Tier 1 1. Michigan 2. Michigan State 3. Ohio State I've gone back and forth on this constantly. As you see below, all three of these teams have low numbers in returning production.

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  • NASCAR America: Get to know Chase Elliott

    Tony Stewart’s rant about loose wheels in April cost him $35,000 and spurred a NASCAR rule change that has forced two Stewart-Haas Racing crew chiefs to each miss a race this season, but Stewart says he has no regrets about what he said. “It’s the right thing,’’ Stewart said Thursday night after competing in a Mobil 1 Virtual Showdown iRacing League event at Pocono Raceway.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Carmelo Anthony predicts Knicks-Bulls on Christmas or opening night

    Carmelo Anthony said the Knicks should have gotten a Christmas game last year. In hindsight, the NBA reportedly agreed. So, Anthony expects New York to get a marquee matchup — against the Bulls — on either Christmas or opening night. Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal: The storylines are overflowing. The Knicks added Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah — two former Bulls — to join Anthony, who strongly considered Chicago in his last free agency. The Bulls answered with a couple big names: Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. They’ll join Jimmy Butler, whose stature is only growing — just like Kristaps Porzingis in New York. Those are plenty of attention-drawing players, and the league will want to capitalize,

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  • Sano breaks bat on his knee

    Miguel Sano swings and misses at the Chris Withrow pitch for the final out of the 8th, then breaks his bat in frustration

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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.

    Big League Stew
  • 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 Lindholm, who had 39 points in 82 games last season.

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  • Rams grant Nick Foles' request and release QB

    You give a little, you get your freedom: the Los Angeles Rams have released Nick Foles, reportedly after the quarterback requested to be let go. In exchange for the opportunity to hit the open market, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Foles agreed to a lower

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  • Spain Olympic basketball roster includes 7 NBA players

    8 hours ago Tags: basketball, Jose Calderon, Marc Gasol, NBA, olympics, Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Spain Pau Gasol leads a Spanish Olympic men’s basketball roster with seven NBA players, most of any nation other than the U.S. Spain lost to the U.S. in the last two Olympic finals and is one of the Americans’ biggest threats this year, along with France. Gasol is joined on the roster by fellow NBA players including Olympic veterans Ricky Rubio, Jose Calderon and Sergio Rodriguez and Olympic rookies Alex Abrines, Guillermo Hernangomez and Nikola Mirotic. Former NBA players and Olympic veterans Juan Carlos Navarro (fifth Olympics) and Rudy Fernandez are also on the team. Missing from the team are two

    OlympicTalk
  • Marlins hoping Dee Gordon of old returns following PED suspension

    Dee Gordon is eligible to return from his 80-game PED suspension Thursday night. Along comes Dee Gordon, spirited in journey, ruthless in ambition, shamed in reputation, the prodigal second baseman. Along comes Dee, 80 games late by his own hand, into a baseball season that went on without him, that, should the Miami Marlins continue on this road, will end without him too.

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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 approaching wall, Morrison was also fighting an unforgiving sun that would later cause Tampa Bay to botch a popup.

    Big League Stew
  • NASCAR weekend schedule at Pocono and Iowa

    The complete weekend schedule for Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway

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