• 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
  • 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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  • Josh Norman steers clear of trash talk war with Odell Beckham

    Josh Norman showed remarkable restraint. You’d figure that after New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham told GQ that Norman was only relevant because of him, Norman would to respond in kind. Norman is not afraid of mixing it up.

    Shutdown Corner
  • 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
  • Matt Adams ends 16-inning marathon with homer, ferocious bat flip

    As soon as Matt Adams connected, the remaining fans at Busch Stadium erupted. The St. Louis Cardinals slugger blasted a majestic walkoff home run in the 16th inning on Friday to give St. Louis a much-needed 4-3 victory over the wild card-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Adams’ big fly came against Bud Norris, a starting pitcher who was needed in emergency extra-inning duty, and it traveled an estimated 444 feet.

    Big League Stew
  • Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Burt Opens Up Finally About Sally Relationship.

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  • After a 10-year pro career, Ryan O’Byrne is going back to school

    Ryan O’Byrne’s professional hockey career has officially come to an end. The 32-year-old made the announcement via his Twitter account earlier today. O’Byrne’s professional career lasted a total of 10 years. In the NHL, he played for the Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs. He also played for the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL), Florida Everblades (ECHL), Prague Lev (KHL), Ambri-Piotta (Swiss-A) and HV71 Jonkoping. In 308 NHL games, O’Byrne had five goals, 39 points and 369 penalty minutes. Unfortunately for O’Byrne, one of the things he’ll be remembered for is the own goal he scored when he was with the Montreal Canadiens (top). On a more positive note, O’Byrne was part of

    ProHockeyTalk
  • 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
  • Report: White Sox recently turned down a “king’s ransom” for Chris Sale

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears from a source that the White Sox turned down a “king’s ransom” for starter Chris Sale within the last 48 hours. He went on to explain that the White Sox aren’t going into the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline with the intent to sell, but added that the organization sounds “open-minded.” It’s easy to understand why the White Sox would want to hold onto Sale. He’s a once-in-a-generation pitcher, but he’s also relatively affordable for the next three seasons: $12 million in 2017, $12.5 million if the club picks up his option, and $13.5 million if the club picks up his option. Sale is currently the major league leader in wins with 14 while carrying a 3.18 ERA and

    HardballTalk
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  • Drake forced Kentucky into reporting another violation

    Kentucky was forced to report a Level III violation to the NCAA back in October due to “preferential treatment” that a player received, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Here’s what happened: a player, whose name was redacted in the report, was spotted by Drake or one of his entourage and was invited backstage at a concert. Drake did not provide the tickets and was not in touch with the player prior to the start of the show, but it is a violation nonetheless.

    NBC Sports
  • Paralyzed Former Football Star Stands for First Time After 10 Years

    A paralyzed former football star from Alabama stood up for the first time in 10 years, after long journey of physical therapy and prayer, he told ABC News today. Timothy Alexander, who was injured in a horrific car crash and worked diligently in rehab, was able to stand Monday for a few minutes and unassisted for a few seconds, his physical therapist said. A decade ago, Alexander, 27, was his high school's star football player, confident he could go to any college he wanted with a football scholarship. "Before my injury I was ranked number eight in the state and I could have went anywhere," Alexander said.

    ABC News
  • Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski: Anti-gay North Carolina law ’embarrassing’

    Full of new star power – and dominant on the inside – the U.S. men’s basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday night with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina. A game that was over almost before it began showed the U.S. has to improve its shooting and conditioning. It also showed that there is plenty of talent among a group of players that seem to want to play well for each other and their country despite the absence of Olympic stalwarts Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. “There’s a willingness from these guys to work on anything we need and to work hard,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • 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
  • Manchester United’s Mourinho refuses to sign Chelsea shirt (video)

    The Special One may be a Chelsea legend, but he’s leaving it in the past. Jose Mourinho was signing autographs during Manchester United’s tour of China, and video surfaced of him shaking off a fan holding out a Chelsea jersey. Mourinho shakes his head and smirks at the fan as if to say, “Appreciate the support, but not going to happen.” He had more than 200 wins as Chelsea boss, with three Premier League crowns, three League Cups and an FA Cup on his resume from two stints leading the Stamford Bridge set. But he was fired less than half a season after lifting that third PL trophy, and clearly he’s not feeling it. Still, can’t expect every admirer to buy a new shirt that quick, can you?

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Hope Solo shows everyone how she plans to beat the Zika virus in Brazil

    Hope Solo’s priorities for the Summer Games in Brazil can be characterized as the following: 1) bring home a fourth straight Olympic gold medal for the United States women’s national team and 2) do everything possible not to come home with the Zika virus. The chances of Solo and her American teammates achieving the former are pretty favorable, considering the U.S. won the Women’s World Cup last year and head coach Jill Ellis has been proactive in keeping the squad energized by incorporating exciting, young talent like Mallory Pugh. Because the goalkeeper tweeted a picture on Thursday night showing off quite the arsenal of insect repellent to keep any Zika-carrying mosquitoes away.

    FC Yahoo
  • "Shark Tank" Star's Brilliant Mortgage Payoff Tip

    "Shark Tank" Star's Brilliant Mortgage Payoff Tip

    Star of "Shark Tank" shares 3 crucial rules on paying off mortgage. Homeowners interested in paying off mortgage ASAP, have to read this now.

    The Easy Loan Site
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • What the iconic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card means to a generation of fans

    My weekly allowance was $3, and packs of Upper Deck baseball cards, the coolest things I’d ever seen, with their impossibly white borders and holograms on the back – holograms! – were $2 apiece, so I’d resigned myself to one. Ken, the mustachioed man who ran the place and a couple years earlier sold me my first baseball cards, said he’d give me two for $3. Baseball cards were the first drug I ever tried, and they hooked me immediately.

    Jeff Passan
  • Which NHL goal scorers were luckiest this season? (Trending Topics)

    A shot from Alex Ovechkin from x location in a high-danger area has a greater chance of going in than one from Zac Rinaldo or even Lee Stempniak. With this in mind, we can reasonably extrapolate that guys like Patrick Kane, who led the league in points and finished second in goals only behind Ovechkin are generally going to appear to be more “lucky” than the average NHLer when their stats are viewed without context. What that basically means is that Kane had a shooting percentage of 16 percent in all situations last year, nearly doubling the NHL average of 8.5 percent.

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  • Top Waterfalls in the United States

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    The USA has more than its fair share of amazing waterfalls, but these eight are nestled into some of the most pristine landscape in the country.

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

    But cheers to United and the Cameroonian backstop for providing this “behind the scenes footage” of his pregame meal before the Wednesday friendly against Bournemouth. Hey, if you’re going to have a world-wide gaffe against a Premier League, why not have fun with it (Especially if you’ve been capped thrice by your national team and are, by all accounts, a pretty good ‘keep).

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Stewart gets a unique gift from Indianapolis

    Tony Stewart receives a gift from Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of his final race at the track.

    NASCAR.com
  • Eat This Every Day To Fight Nerve Pain

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    How can a few plates of this drastically improve nerve health? Find out what your body needs to fight never damage.

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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
  • Most evidence says practicing FTs doesn't help the worst shooters

    Dwight Howard considers yet another free throw . Discussions of NBA free-throw shooting often come back to one point — that there’s no good reason why professionals shouldn’t be able to practice enough to avoid Hack-a-Shaq fouls and the ignominy that comes along with shooting around 50 percent from the line every season. Professional basketball players may have lots to improve at from season to season, but they surely have enough time in there to work on their free throws.

    Ball Don't Lie