• Matt Holliday exits game after being hit in the face by a pitch

    Matt Holliday was hit in the face by a 95 MPH Andrew Cashner fastball during the sixth inning of Thursday night’s game at Busch Stadium. As ESPN Mark Saxon explains, Holliday tried to stay in the game, but he was ultimately replaced with pinch-runner Mike Leake. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Holliday had a bloody nose. I won’t embed it, but you can click here to see the video if you are so inclined. From what’s been reported, it doesn’t sound like it’s serious for Holliday, but it’s good that the Cardinals played it safe with their veteran outfielder. We should know more about his condition after the game. Holliday went 0-for-2 prior to getting hit with Cashner’s fastball.

    HardballTalk
  • Hornets co-owner rips NBA, pols for All-Star exit in wild email

    The NBA on Thursday followed through on multiple previous threats by announcing it was pulling the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte in opposition to House Bill 2, a law passed in March by North Carolina legislators and signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that reversed a Charlotte city ordinance expanding rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Charlotte Hornets, who were in line to play host to next winter’s midseason event, and Michael Jordan, the franchise’s chairman and majority owner who had previously made it clear that the organization is “opposed to discrimination in any form,” issued a statement saying that they “understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season,” and “are disappointed we were unable to” keep the game in town.

    Ball Don't Lie
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  • Sign of the times: Gordon’s name, No. 88 placed above garage stall at IMS

    Jeff Gordon won’t officially climb into a race car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway until Friday, but a sure sign that he’ll be replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 was made official Thursday. A nameplate that featured Gordon’s monicker and the No. 88 was hung over the team’s garage door in Gasoline Alley. That will be his home for the next three days. And then the process will be repeated next week at Pocono. This will be the first time in Gordon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup career that he has driven a car with a number other than his famous No. 24. The last time Gordon raced any type of NASCAR car other than No. 24 was back in 1992, when he drove the No. 1 Ford for Bill Davis in the

    NASCAR Talk
  • 2016 Tour de France: Stage 19 Recap

    Overall leader Chris Froome suffered a rough crash during a sharp turn towards the end of the stage. He had to use his teammates' bike to finish the race.

    NBC Sports
  • MLB Power Rankings: Cubs rebound as Nats surge towards top

    Family game night! (Also, find the “Pokemon Go.”) The rankings (records through Wednesday): The Chicago Cubs jumped back to the top spot in our Power Rankings. (Getty Images)1. Chicago Cubs (57-37; Previous: 3) – Why they fight … Cards Against Humanity

    Tim Brown
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  • Report: Juve buys Higuain for $103m, tipped as precursor to Pogba sale

    It’s a move that screams its own headlines, yet is being tipped as a precursor to a larger one. According to Sky Sports, Juventus has purchased Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for an incredible $103 million, equaling the second-highest transfer fee in football history (Cristiano Ronaldo).

    NBC Sports
  • Joe Pavelski on his golf game, Stanley Cup run, World Cup of Hockey (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    Joe Pavelski is modest when asked about his golf game. The San Jose Sharks captain will put his game to the test this weekend at the American Century Championship featuring over 80 celebrities from the entertainment and sports worlds. Pavelski enters the tournament a 30/1 favorite.

    Puck Daddy
  • Stephen Curry: “I wasn’t too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the” Olympics

    Right now, Stephen Curry is basking in the 78-degree weather at beautiful Lake Tahoe — right on the California/Nevada border — getting ready to play in the weekend’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament (which will be broadcast on NBC). Curry pulled out of the Rio Games during the NBA Finals, but said he isn’t happy about it in a Facebook Live chat from Tahoe (hat tip the Mercury News for the transcription). “I wasn’t too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the Games… I wish I would be able to play in those. “When I got hurt in the playoffs and knew that the recovery time over the course of summer was going to be important for me to get ready for next year, I tried to give Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) and Mr. Colangelo (Jerry Colangelo) and the whole USA staff more time to figure out what they need to figure out for the roster.

    ProBasketballTalk
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  • Teen arrested in deadly Southwest Philadelphia shooting over basketball game

    Philadelphia police say they have one person in custody and are seeking another for the murder of a 15-year-old boy as he left a basketball game.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Could the Yankees release Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira?

    The Yankees, at 48-46, are waffling between considering themselves buyers or sellers heading into the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. Part of the reason the club hasn’t performed better is because first baseman Mark Teixiera and DH Alex Rodriguez have both been underwhelming offensively. Rodriguez has a .640 OPS and his playing time was reduced recently, limiting him to left-handed starters. Teixeira, who missed some time last month with a knee injury, has a .591 OPS. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that some in the Yankees’ organization have discussed, in the event the club decides to commit to selling, whether or not to simply release Rodriguez and Teixeira. Rodriguez is owed

    HardballTalk
  • NBA Pulls 2017 All-Star Game Out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Over 'Anti-LGBT' Law

    The NBA has pulled its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina in the wake of the passage of a controversial measure that has been criticized as anti-LGBT. "Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte became prominent, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets have been working diligently to foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change," the NBA said.

    Good Morning America
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  • About 30 percent of baseball fans would take PEDs to make $15 million

    With Hall of Fame inductions this Sunday, baseball fans are once again face-to-face with the game’s ongoing moral dilemma: What to do about PED users and even suspected PED users. A Hall of Fame without the likes of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens seems wrong to some fans but rightful and just to others. Likewise, a player like Mike Piazza, who will be inducted Sunday along with Ken Griffey Jr., had a tougher road into Cooperstown because some voters thought he could have cheated.

    Big League Stew
  • The Diamondbacks are considering firing Chip Hale

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks are considering making a managerial change. The rumor is that Chip Hale would be replaced by Phil Nevin, who currently manages the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate. Dbacks General Manager Dave Stewart told Rosenthal, “I can’t comment on rumors.” Which isn’t exactly on the “vote of confidence” side of the ledger.

    NBC Sports
  • Buster Olney comes up with nine ideas to “improve” baseball. They’re mostly bad.

    Buster Olney and the Mike & Mike radio crew at ESPN did a little thought experiment about how to improve baseball. It was partially audience-sourced and the entire idea was based on something ESPN did about the NFL last week. They came up with nine suggestions to improve the game. Given that (a) baseball is fine; (b) Mike and Mike is a talk radio show that spends far more time dealing with football than baseball; and (c) fan-sourcing anything is going to be a dicey proposition, especially when a huge number of those fans are football fans who dig talk radio, you can imagine the quality of these ideas. Short version: they ain’t that great. A rundown. 1. Reduce games to seven innings This is bad

    HardballTalk
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  • WATCH: That awful own goal in Minnesota? #BlameItOnTheJelly

    Hey, if you’re going to have a world-wide gaffe against a Premier League, why not have fun with it?

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  • Islanders planning Brooklyn escape to Queens: Report

    Are the New York Islanders planning their escape from Barclays Center? The Islanders are in talks with the Wilpon family, owners of the New York Mets, about building an arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, according to sports columnist Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg News, who is the first mainstream source to report rumors that have been kicking around New York recently. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s current home at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center if the Islanders’ owners and arena officials can’t agree on a series of hockey-specific improvements, said the people, who asked for anonymity because the negotiations are private.

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  • Massa ‘not worried’ about F1 drive for 2017

    Felipe Massa is not worried about securing a drive in Formula 1 for 2017, remaining confident that he will be racing for a “top team” next season. With Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull confirming their line-ups for 2017 already, Williams is the highest-ranking team still with seats available. Both Massa and teammate Valtteri Bottas are out of contract at the end of the year, leading to speculation about their future.

    NBC Sports
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  • NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott

    The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A police report says Elliott denied allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend early Friday in Columbus, Ohio, causing bruises and abrasions. Three witnesses told police they didn't see Elliott assault the 20-year-old woman.

    The Associated Press
  • Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski: Anti-gay North Carolina law ’embarrassing’

    The interests of the NBA and USA Basketball don’t always align. As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares to take the U.S. men’s national basketball team to the Rio Olympics, his thoughts turned this week to his home of North Carolina and the controversial anti-LGBT law that was passed in March. “It’s an embarrassing bill,” Krzyzewski told USA TODAY Sports.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Braves trade rumors: Braves continue to publicly deny Teheran trade interest

    Another day has come and gone as the march towards the trade deadline progresses, and publicly, the story remains the same as far as Julio Teheran is concerned — the Braves are declaring that he isn’t for sale. Jon Heyman relayed the news in his latest column for Today’s Knuckleball, and although he did mention that the Braves are still taking calls on their top pitcher, they still aren’t budging on their steep price. Additionally, Heyman mentioned that the Braves are also battling perception problems as well. Teheran would be a major trade chip. But the Braves still won’t hear of it. “We have no intention of trading him,” a Braves official said for the third straight week. Braves higher-ups

    Talking Chop
  • 2017 Dodge RAM Lineup!

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  • David Ortiz got a batting practice home run ball stuck in Pesky’s Pole

    David Ortiz, as he normally does, was launching some home runs during batting practice prior to Thursday night’s game against the Twins. He hit one of them so hard down the right field line that it got stuck about halfway up the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, known as Pesky’s Pole. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe tweeted a picture: Ortiz was proud of his work. He told Jen McCaffrey of Masslive.com, “You’re only going to see a bad (expletive) like me doing that. You have to hit the (expletive) out of the ball for that (expletive) to happen.”

    HardballTalk
  • Why does Texas support Houston in the Big 12? Ranking 4 conspiracy theories

    Thursday, Texas leadership did a grandiose gesture that left everyone confused. The conventional wisdom has long been that Texas schools would not want to add Houston to the Big 12, as that would give yet another in-state recruiting rival Power 5 status. Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston.

    SB Nation
  • Tomas Satoransky, Wizards finalize deal to bring him from Spain

    WASHINGTON (AP) Guard Tomas Satoransky has signed with the Washington Wizards. Earlier this month, the Wizards and Satoransky agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the move who spoke on condition of anonymity at the time because there was an NBA moratorium on such signings. As part of the deal, the Wizards agreed to contribute $650,000 toward Satoransky’s buyout from the Spanish club he has been with.

    NBC Sports
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  • Roar of the crowd let Holly Holm knew she lost after Miesha Tate choked her out

    Holly Holm found out she lost the UFC women's bantamweight title rather unceremoniously. Miesha Tate took the belt from Holm with a fifth-round submission at UFC 196. Tate took Holm's back and locked in a rear-naked choke. Holm tried to fight it off, but was choked unconscious. All the former champion remembers from the moment, she said Monday on SportsNation, was thinking she could escape and then waking up to the crowd going crazy. "I can get out, I can get out, I can get out," Holm said she was thinking. "And then I woke up to the roaring of the crowd. I saw the crowd and I was like, ‘ugh.'" After the first loss of her MMA career, Holm (10-1) will meet Valentina Shevchenko in the main event

    MMA Fighting