• Les Miles issues statement on wreck that claimed lives of MSU, Nebraska punters, injured LSU’s kicker

    A tragedy that struck the Michigan State and Nebraska football communities has also touched LSU’s. On their way home from a kicking camp overnight, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident in Wisconsin this weekend.  Additionally, LSU placekicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash that claimed the players’ lives. Delahoussaye has since been released from an area hospital after sustaining burns to his legs and lacerations that required stitches.  LSU issued a press release revealing a couple of details surrounding the accident: The car crash occurred at 11:43 p.m. on Saturday on Beaver Lake Road. According to the Waukesha County

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  • Saturday schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Sprint Cup teams will qualify today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their only appearance on track. Xfinity teams qualify and race. Here’s today’s schedule: (All times are Eastern) 7 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 11:40 a.m. – Xfinity Series qualifying; single car/two rounds (NBCSN) 1:20 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting 1:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network) 3 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions 3:30 p.m. – Heat race No. 1; 20 laps/50 miles (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, IMS Radio Network) 4:25 p.m. – Heat race No. 2;

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  • The Rangers are expecting a better Kevin Hayes next season

    While speaking about Kevin Hayes on a conference call, Jeff Gorton said that he expects Hayes to come into this season with a chip on his shoulder and "play really well." Gorton said that Hayes is a 6-5 center who has shown at times "how good he can be in this league." He said that Hayes' second year was similar in some ways to a lot of players who have a good first year and struggle the next year to meet expectations. Alain Vigneault said after the season that Hayes is part of the Rangers future but needs to step up. It's been said that Hayes is someone who needs to engage more on a consistent basis. For more on Hayes, click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

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  • Ranieri on Leicester post-Kante: “Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going”

    Claudio Ranieri hasn’t lost his way with words over the summer. The Leicester City boss who famously refused to admit his team was in a title race for most of the Premier League season is keeping it cool in the wake of N'Golo Kante signing for Chelsea. Simply put, Ranieri says everything’s going to be fine. From Sky Sports: “Last season we lost Esteban Cambiasso and everybody was crying,” Ranieri said, after his side drew 1-1 with Celtic in a pre-season friendly. “Now we are crying because we lost Kante. Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going.” Kante was probably the most important part of Leicester’s title capture last season, but Ranieri’s system was also critical. The follow-up

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  • Blues may take ‘half-step back’ to put lead foot forward

    If you’re a St. Louis Blues fan, these are strange days. How many conference finalists bid farewell to their team captain and starting goaltender in the following summer? How many general managers of conference finalists are willing to admit that to get

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  • Report: Flyers, Schenn disagree on money, term with arbitration looming

    It sounds like the Philadelphia Flyers have some work to do if they hope to avoid an arbitration hearing with Brayden Schenn. The session would take place on Monday, so the clock is ticking. While the differences in opinion aren’t outright enormous, the Flyers still need to clean up their cap situation, so every $1 million counts. That – plus the length of a deal – seem to be the issue for the 24-year-old forward and the Flyers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman: With the Flyers aiming for a two-year agreement while Schenn just wants one, it’s not quite as simple as merely saying “split the difference.” Then again, that general logic could prove helpful. Perhaps the best path to a deal

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  • Terence Crawford beats Viktor Postol, is Manny Pacquiao next?

    Terence Crawford was simply far too good for Viktor Postol. As Floyd Mayweather would say, it was easy work for the budding superstar from Omaha, Neb. He was faster, more accurate, hit harder and controlled the bout from start to finish to add Postol’s WBC belt to his collection. Crawford now has the WBO and WBC super lightweight belts and possibly a Nov. 5 date with Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino senator decides to fight again.

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  • Red Sox analyst Remy struck by monitor as wind causes havoc

    “The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club,” general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. The White Sox clubhouse was open to reporters for only 20 minutes before it was closed for a team meeting before the game. Manager Robin Ventura did not discuss the incident later in his pregame availability. Right-hander Matt Albers started in Sale’s place and the White Sox planned to use multiple relievers.

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  • Vettel ‘expected a bit more’ than fourth in Hungary

    Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari “expected a bit more” than fourth place in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix as Red Bull moved to within a point of the Italian marque in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship. Vettel claimed his second race win for Ferrari in Hungary last year, but was left to settle for P4 this time around after failing to pass Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo for third in the closing stages. The result extended Ferrari’s winless run in 2016, and allowed Red Bull to pull up just a point behind in the constructors’ championship. When asked by NBCSN if Ferrari now how to admit it was in a battle for second, Vettel said: “We never denied it! We have to fight Red Bull. “Our target is always

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  • 2016 NFL Preview: Jets' quarterback issue clouds everything else

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. When these rankings were set, I had no idea what to do with the New York Jets. The Ryan Fitzpatrick standoff is one of the stranger ones I can remember.

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  • Johnny Cueto annoyed with Royals after White House snub

    Johnny Cueto played a key role in the Royals World Series win, but wasn’t invited to the White House celebration. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

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  • Messi returns ahead of schedule, sporting golden hair (photo)

    Messi will be on the roster for the International Champions Cup, as Barcelona is slated to play Celtic, Leicester City, and Liverpool.

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  • Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart share one last, special moment together at Brickyard (video)

    INDIANAPOLIS – The idea crept into Tony Stewart’s mind before the checkered flag even fell Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He wasn’t going to win in his final NASCAR start at the Brickyard, but the two-time winner of the event wanted one more lap around the 2.5-mile track. And he also wanted a partner. So as Stewart took one last lap around Indy in his No. 14 Chevrolet, he had Gordon, driving the No. 88 Chevy in place of Dale Earnhardt Jr., by his side. “That was cool,” Stewart said. “I knew when we got the checkered, I just didn’t want to come in quite yet. I wanted to run one more lap. Jeff was around us. Before that, last green run, I told my spotter to get his spotter and say after

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  • There is a report about Islanders eyeing a new arena in Nassau, too

    The New York Islanders’ new owners claim that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is “our home,” yet there are all kinds of rumors going around about where they may settle. Things really heated up with talks of moving next to the New York Mets with a new arena in Queens, but apparently that’s not all. New York Newsday reports that the Islanders have met “several times” with the New York Racing Association to build a new arena in Belmont. This would mean that the Islanders would (wait for it) bring the team back to the Nassau area. It was emphasized that such talks were in early stages and that the ownership group is “weighing multiple options, including remaining in Brooklyn.” When it came to the rumors

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  • Report: Celtics re-sign Tyler Zeller for two years, $16 million

    Tyler Zeller is one of the few restricted free agents left on the market who could make an actual impact next season, and on Saturday morning, he’s come off the board. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports that the fourth-year big man has agreed to a deal to stay with the Celtics. It’s for two years and $16 million, with the second season being a team option. Zeller isn’t a starter, but he’s a nice rotation big man, especially at that price. He can play minutes off the bench for Boston, and his contract is also very movable with the second season being unguaranteed. He played just 11.8 minutes per game last season, but averaged 18.5 points and 9 rebounds per 36 minutes.

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  • Report: Yankees close to trading Aroldis Chapman

    The Yankees are believed to be close to trading closer Aroldis Chapman, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Saturday. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reported on Sunday that owner Hal Steinbrenner hasn’t given authorization to sell “top guys,” which would include Chapman. The Yankees told other clubs they’re holding onto reliever Andrew Miller. The Nationals and Indians have been the most aggressive in pursuit of Chapman. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reported on Sunday that the Indians “have the best names on the table” for Chapman. ESPN’s Keith Law reported that the Nationals were offering prospects Erick Fedde and Koda Glover along with another unnamed prospect. The Giants and Cubs have

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  • Chris Bosh's Playing Future Reportedly May Depend On Whether He Continues Taking Blood Thinners

    No one in the NBA is going through quite what Chris Bosh is. After two straight seasons cut short by sudden rare medical issues, Bosh is at a crossroads with his body, his team, and blood-thinning medications. A new report from the Miami Herald makes clear that Bosh is eager to return to the court, as he has been during this whole process.

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  • Chris Sale scratched from start after destroying throwback uniforms

    Chris Sale’s future with the White Sox gets a little murkier are he was involved in a clubhouse incident. The relationship between the Chicago White Sox and ace Chris Sale took a bizarre turn on Saturday. The White Sox did not offer any further details, other than to say the incident was under investigation and that Sale had been sent home.

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  • Praise for Chris Kreider from Dominic Moore

    Dominic Moore says that in his opinion, Kreider is the most "explosive skater in the history of the NHL"  (NHL.com) Moore said that Kreider is a "game-changer" and can do "amazing things" because he is a "freak athlete."  (NHL.com) He added that guys like Kreider "don't grow on trees" and that he has become a "valuable player in the league."  (NHL.com) Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad said that Kreider is one of the "best-built" players in the NHL and plays the game at a high pace.  (NHL.com) Ekblad said that Kreider is "very difficult to play against.  (NHL.com)

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  • MLS Snapshot: Portland Timbers 1-2 LA Galaxy (video)

    The game in 100 words (or less): The LA Galaxy are firing on all cylinders these days, having extended their winning streak to four games (six games unbeaten) with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Saturday. The win sees Bruce Arena’s side move to within two and five points of the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield-leading Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas, respectively (the two sides face one another later on Saturday), while the Timbers miss out on their chance to jump two places, up to fourth, in the West. Back to Saturday’s game, Robbie Keane bagged the 80th goal of his time in MLS (to go with 44 assists, bringing the Irishman’s impressive

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  • What does Sunderland managerial change mean for USMNT’s, Spurs’ Yedlin?

    DeAndre Yedlin left the United States for England in January 2015, the latest step in a career trajectory simply described as “Up”. Yedlin, now 23, acclimated to life in the Premier League before making a late season appearance with Tottenham to close the 2014-15 season. The next year saw him force into Sam Allardyce‘s Sunderland lineup, transforming his defensive acumen in a way that few USMTN fans could deny during this summer’s Copa America Centenario (That pesky red card aside). But not only is Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League, but Yedlin’s manager at Sunderland is gone. What does this mean for Yedlin? Let’s consider three primary options: Sunderland still buys him — New manager David

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  • Greg Biffle’s Brickyard hopes end early after wreck

    Greg Biffle‘s hopes of a strong finish in the Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard ended abruptly when his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion was involved in a single-car wreck on Lap 52. “We blew a right-front tire and went straight into the fence,” Biffle said afterward.  “We were either real loose or real tight, and we just couldn’t get the balance right.  We’ve just got to get them to turn a little better.” Biffle subsequently added, “I don’t know what happened.  The right-front went down at the end of the straightaway.  That’s the worst possible place, but unfortunately it happened.”

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  • Report: Las Vegas NHL team asked permission to speak with Capitals assistant GM

    It’s been 10 days since George McPhee was officially announced as general manager of the expansion Las Vegas franchise. Based on a report Friday, it appears he’s looking to possibly add a familiar face from the Washington Capitals to his staff. Building a front office beyond his position is among the top priorities on his list of things to get done, as that franchise prepares for key dates like next year’s expansion draft. There is a long history between McPhee and Mahoney from their days with Washington. Ross Mahoney was hired by McPhee to be the director of amateur scouting for the Caps which he did for 16 seasons before becoming assistant general manager. If you thought the team drafted well

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  • Meyers Leonard says he hopes to be ready by start of Blazers’ season

    Meyers Leonard could be poised for a big season in Portland. His minutes jumped last season because he provided spacing. With Portland adding Evan Turner on the wing to go with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, any big who can stretch the floor is going to get run, and Leonard has turned himself into a stretch four. Leonard just hopes he can show what he can do at the start of the season — he’s still recovering from shoulder surgery. Here is what he told the Associated Press. “My hope is to be ready right around the start of the season,” he said. “It’s a progression, first introducing rebounding, grabbing stuff overhead, then one-on-one, three-on-three, extending to the full court. We’ll see.

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