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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 04: Kentucky Derby winner Orb with jockeyJoel Rosario crosses the finish line to win the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • Russell Wilson's injuries are even worse than we thought

    First, on the knee injury, Wilson told Seattle media he wasn’t supposed to play for four weeks. Wilson, with the help of a live-in therapist, never missed a game. Wilson has a pectoral injury he’s dealing with.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Singer Pulled From National Anthem at 76ers Game Over 'We Matter' Jersey

    Singer Sevyn Streeter says the Philadelphia 76ers pulled her at the last minute from performing the national anthem at the team's season opener over a "We Matter" jersey. Sevyn posted a short video to Twitter talking about the incident at the match-up between the 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I'm at the 76ers game singing the National Anthem and the organization is telling me I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey," Sevyn said. The 76ers organization sent the following statement to Action News, a local ABC affiliate: The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen

    ABC News
  • Charles Barkley: Klay Thompson is a better player than Kevin Durant

    You know the NBA season is back when Charles Barkley is just talking out his… er, saying ridiculous things. On Inside the NBA before the tip off of San Antonio thrashing Golden State, Barkley said then tried to defend the idea that Klay Thompson is a better all-around player than Kevin Durant. It was vintage Barkley — and it’s what makes the barbershop feel of Inside the NBA must-watch television every week. The flaw in Barkley’s argument is that he tries to use the “two-way player” argument to try and balance out Durant’s and Thompson’s offensive contributions. Is Thompson a better defender than Durant? Yes. Even though people underestimate Durant’s defense a little, I will stipulate Thompson

  • Bills say if Patriots run through their pregame drills again there will be another fight

    The first time the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills played each other this year, the most memorable highlight might have been a pregame skirmish. The Bills are promising more fireworks if the Patriots don’t show more respect for their pregame warmups. Football doesn’t have a ton of unwritten rules, but one is that you don’t run through the other team’s warmup drills before the game.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Tim Tebow answered Stephen A. Smith's dumb question with a riveting inspirational speech

    Hate on Tim Tebow all you want, but there’s no denying he’s one of the most motivational guys in sports — period. On Tuesday he appeared with Stephen A. Smith on First Take and dropped the best speech you’ll hear all week. When he was criticized for taking a long shot at making an MLB roster, Tebow dropped the hammer.

    SB Nation
  • Denny Hamlin's secret weapon?

    "Finally he was able to catch his breath enough to key the mic and say 'I'm hurt.' That's all we got out of him," says Lambert. In the driver's seat – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin claimed his first career Daytona 500 win in February 2016. In the driver's seat – Hamlin's crew chief is Michael Wheeler, pictured left. "We worry about safety more than performance and durability," says Wheeler. In the driver's seat – "What I love about racing really is the competition of it," says Hamlin. Pictured here he celebrates his win at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 with a burnout in August 2016. In the driver's seat – "We have some of the greatest athletes in the world that have come to

  • Watch Jonathan Simmons posterize JaVale McGee

    This was the exclamation point on the Spurs thrashing of the Warriors on opening night. Jonathan Simmons — who was a beast in the first half and finished the night with 20 points off the bench — was pounding the ball out top, then as the clock wound down blew by rookie Patrick McCaw, got into the lane looking for the two-handed slam. When JaVale McGee slid over to contest Simmons switched to the one-hander and finished over the big man. That’s the way to start an NBA season.

  • Rumor Roundup: Goldberg HoF, McMahon/Trump, Hardy/TNA, Paige

    Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill. Important reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact, it's just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt. Rumors for the Day: Goldberg is expected to headline the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2017. Vince McMahon reportedly told current talent (and any former employees who asked him) to not respond to media inquiries about WWE Hall of Famer and

    Cageside Seats
  • Six more Olympic medalists stripped in Beijing 2008 retests

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee announced the decisions in the latest sanctions imposed on athletes whose stored samples came back positive after being retested with improved methods. Four athletes were stripped of silver medals and two of bronze medals in weightlifting, wrestling and women’s steeplechase. All six athletes come from former Soviet countries — Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan — and all tested positive for steroids. The IOC stores doping samples for 10 years

  • McIlroy's caddie cashes in on FedEx Cup

    Rory McIlroy didn't have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. ''I think his words were, 'A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much,''' McIlroy said Wednesday on the eve of the HSBC Champions. For the last seven years, the winner of the Tour Championship also has won the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus.

    The Associated Press
  • 76ers stop singer from performing national anthem for 'We Matter' jersey

    The NBA’s much-anticipated continuation of the NFL’s national anthem protests have so far been pretty tame. Philadelphia 76ers officials apparently wanted to avoid even the mild controversy drummed up by those incidents at their season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Recording artist Sevyn Streeter was set to perform the national anthem, but she never made it out onto the court once the powers that be saw her “We Matter” t-shirt.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Who will win - Washington or Utah?

    Yahoo Sports' Dr. Saturday looks at the key matchups for Saturday's Pac-12 showdown in Salt Lake City.

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  • Shane Carwin Declines Bellator Offer, Unveils MMA Return

    Although he had several offers on the table, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin on Thursday unveiled that he would be headed to Japan for his return to mixed martial arts competition. It's been more than five years since Carwin last fought, having lost back-to-back bouts to Junior dos Santos and Brock Lesnar in the UFC's Octagon before retiring. Recently deciding to make a comeback, the 41-year-old quickly determined that returning to the UFC was not an option.

    MMA Weekly
  • What rivalry? Cristiano Ronaldo says Lionel Messi is the player he most admires

    Cristiano Ronaldo was asked what player he admires the most. Can you guess who it is? Would it be former Portugal stars Luis Figo or the late, great Eusebio? Maybe it is someone who took him under his wings during his Manchester United days or some Real Madrid midfielder who feeds him with assists. Nope. He picked Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a sit down Q&A he had with Coach Magazine. "There is a big mutual respect between myself and Lionel Messi. The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don't," Ronaldo said. "It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides." The two best players in the world playing for rival clubs, the

    CBS Sports
  • Devonta Freeman being held out of contact in Falcons practice

    The Falcons are worried enough about Tevin Coleman’s hamstring injury that they signed two running backs yesterday. Today, they’re taking no chances with their other main back. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • I gave Russell Westbrook the finger because he called me fat

    The now infamous 76ers fan who flipped off Russell Westbrook and then cursed at the Thunder guard from the stands on Wednesday insisted on his Facebook page that there is more to the story. Dr. Ric…

    New York Post
  • Pacquiao not slowing down in build up to Vargas fight

    Manny Pacquiao says that despite a punishing schedule which includes juggling two high-profile jobs in the build up to his return to the boxing ring, he has still managed to maintain his fire for the sport. Now that the Philippine Senate is on a break, the boxing legend says he is finally able to start training in earnest to face World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas. Three months after ending his brief ring "retirement," Pacquiao is in the final weeks of preparations for the fight which will be held November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

  • Texas Tech should not hire Art Briles

    Kliff Kingsbury’s team has lost their last three games in painful fashion. A one score loss on the road to a team believed inferior, a homecoming embarrassment, and a record setting offensive performance ending in a one score loss that captured Texas Tech in a microcosm. Fans and media as a result have spoken about a head coaching change. The name on many of their keyboards is Art Briles, the former Baylor head coach. This brings up a whole host of issues that I’ll address one at a time. Briles’ tenure at Baylor for all its glory ended poorly, to put it mildly. Art Briles spent two years as an undergraduate at Texas Tech and earned his degree from the school in 1979. In 1999 Briles took his first

    Viva The Matadors
  • Tennis-WTA Finals women's singles round robin red group results

    Oct 27 (Gracenote) - Results from the WTA Finals Women's Singles Round Robin Red Group matches on Thursday RESULTS Red Group 1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat 6-Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 7-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat 3-Simona Halep

  • Hassan Whiteside swallowed this shot like a black hole of blocks

    Hassan Whiteside ate a basketball for dinner. What is this!? Whiteside beat that shot to its own apex. That’s wild. Look at this! That’s unbelievable.

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  • Time to go - Rooney's demise makes Man Utd exit inevitable

    A substitute for his club and a substitute for his country — Wayne Rooney’s career has certainly taken a notable downturn in recent weeks. It is not yet five weeks since the Manchester United and England captain was first dropped by Jose Mourinho, but there already appears to be no way back for him. When Rooney celebrated his 31st birthday on Monday he did so as a man standing only three goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time United record, and yet rarely has he looked so unlikely to topple the club legend at the top of the charts.

  • Georges St-Pierre Addresses Fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 206

    UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping dropped a bomb on the MMA world recently, saying he had agreed to a fight with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 206. Now, St-Pierre is weighing in on the potential fight. Bisping on Tuesday tweeted, “@GeorgesStPierre, we all want more money.

    MMA Weekly
  • Neymar playing for Barca because of Messi, says father

    Neymar's father said his son is playing for Spanish champions Barcelona because of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi. Since moving to Camp Nou in 2013, Neymar has struck a lethal combination with Messi, helping Barca to two LaLiga titles and Champions League glory in 2014-15 among other trophies. "We all know who Messi is and what he means.

  • Five NFL starters their teams should ditch this offseason

    As the saying goes, “It’s never too late to admit when you’re wrong.” In the NFL though, it’s the teams that can recognize a mistake the quickest that have the most success. Whether it’s a high-priced free agent, a top draft selection or a superstar past his prime, sometimes cutting bait is in the long-term best interest of the franchise. With that in mind, let’s look at five players whose respective franchises would benefit from parting ways this offseason. Cutler is one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the NFL. And with the right roster he’s capable of winning a Super Bowl. Both of those statements can be true and not contradict that it makes sense for the Bears to part ways with the man who has

    Washington Post
  • California Chrome, Arrogate head Breeders' entries

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS AMGELES (Reuters) - California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, and Travers Stakes winner Arrogate headed an impressive list of 14 pre-entries announced on Wednesday for next week's Breeders' Cup Classic. California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2014, is unbeaten this year after romping to victory in all six races in dominant fashion, including the Dubai World Cup on March 26. Santa Anita Derby champion in 2014, 'Chrome' has accumulated career earnings of $13.4 million and is expected to start the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at iconic Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Nov. 5 as favorite to win.