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KINGSBARNS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 05: Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links on October 5, 2012 in Kingsbarns, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
  • 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). He would rather be sweating in the 100-plus degree temperatures of Las Vegas. That’s because Vegas is where Team USA is getting ready for the Olympics (then the team heads to Los Angeles for an exhibition this weekend). 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

    ProBasketballTalk
  • 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
  • Last chance in Loudoun!

    Last chance in Loudoun!

    Virginia Manor’s final phase offers expansive homesites on a quiet street backed by mature hardwoods. From the $630s.

    NVHomes
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leafs give Auston Matthews a fully loaded rookie deal

    If Lou Lamoriello really was playing hard ball with Auston Matthews, give 2016’s first overall pick credit for hitting it out of the park. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they signed the rookie forward to a three-year entry-level contract on Thursday. While the team didn’t lay out the specifics of the deal, it sounds like Matthews got exactly the sort of deal he wanted … at least when you consider the stringent ceiling presented by rookie maximum rules in the CBA. Any issues with Lamoriello were downplayed. Maybe it was just out of habit for the former New Jersey Devils GM? For what it’s worth, Lamoriello brushed off any speculation. It’s possible that most of Toronto’s work is done, at

    ProHockeyTalk
  • "Shark Tank" Star's Brilliant Mortgage Payoff Tip

    "Shark Tank" Star's Brilliant Mortgage Payoff Tip

    If you're over 40 years old and you own a home, you need to read this. (It's not what you think!)

    The Easy Loan Site
  • Report: Yanks could cut A-Rod and Teixeira if they become sellers

    Some people within the New York Yankees organization have discussed cutting designated hitter Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira if they become sellers at the deadline.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2016 Dodge Trucks

    2016 Dodge Trucks

    See what's new for Dodge for 2016! Search for dodge truck deals.

    AutoDealsEverywhere
  • If he gets a job, Ray Rice pledges salary to domestic violence programs

    Out of football for almost two years, former Baltimore Ravens running back is still holding out hope that he’ll play in the NFL again. “All the scrutiny that I’ve got, it was deserved, because domestic violence is a horrible thing,” said Rice, who has not played a down since Dec. 29.

    Shutdown Corner
  • 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
  • NASCAR America: What are Jeff Gordon’s chances of winning in relief role?

    Gordon will start the next two races in place of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is recovering from concussion-like symptoms. Kevin Harvick: “Obviously, he’s Jeff Gordon, so he’s probably going to do better than most.

    NASCAR Talk
  • WunderBrow tested by CBS' The Doctors

    WunderBrow tested by CBS' The Doctors

    Are your brows sparse or over-tweezed? Perfect the look of your brows now with WUNDERBROW!

    WunderBrow
  • David Ortiz hit a ball so hard it got stuck in Pesky's Pole

    Of all the Major League Baseball storylines this season, one stands out above the rest: We are living in the year of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. During batting practice, Ortiz hit a ball so hard that it actually got stuck in Pesky’s Pole in right field. David Ortiz is dominating the headlines in his final season.

    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
  • 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
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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. While the differences in opinion aren’t outright enormous, the Flyers still need to clean up their cap situation, so every $1 million counts.

    NBC Sports
  • 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.

    Puck Daddy
  • Once a Dodger, Mike Piazza cemented his Hall of Fame legacy as a Met

    Catcher Mike Piazza will enter the Hall of Fame on Sunday as a Met . Mike Piazza was a star by 1996, this in a town that knew what stars looked like, that lived among them. On a rainy night in Denver, on a mound so slick his pitcher opted to ditch his windup completely, he caught a no-hitter, and when he raced out to celebrate found the restrained Hideo Nomo would require some encouragement.

    Tim Brown
  • 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
  • Beyond New Orleans, NBA considering New York/Brooklyn and Chicago for 2017 All-Star game

    New Orleans is reportedly favored to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game, which was originally scheduled for Charlotte. But the Big Easy isn’t the only location in contention. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: Several other NBA cities have become options if the league takes the step, including Chicago and New York/Brooklyn, sources told ESPN. New York and Brooklyn co-hosted 2015 All-Star weekend. Chicago hasn’t hosted since 1988. That difference might put a dent into my theory that New Orleans’ recent hosting history (2008 and 2014) gives it a leg up to handle the event on short notice, though there could be a sliding scale on experience. Interestingly, New York is the NBA’s largest market with Chicago near

    ProBasketballTalk
  • 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
  • Controversies Spark Over LeBron's NBA Win

    Controversies Spark Over LeBron's NBA Win

    The Big O called James “a true gladiator, the ultimate competitor” in a piece for ESPN’s The Undefeated. Though he admitted “the Cavaliers did not...

    Gyro
  • USWNT cruises past Costa Rica in final pre-Olympic warm up

    The U.S. Women’s National Team wasn’t really lacking confidence heading into Friday night’s clash with Costa Rica, but the squad’s utter dominance certainly didn’t hurt things as Jill Ellis’ group gets ready to head to Brazil for next month’s Olympic Games. The USWNT captured a 4-0 win against Costa Rica in the side’s final send-off match before the Olympics, extending the no. 1 ranked team in the world’s unbeaten streak to 15 matches. It only took a quarter of an hour the USWNT to find the lead, but it always looked like it was coming for Jill Ellis’ group.

    NBC Sports
  • 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
  • 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
  • WOW! 10 Cars With Terrible Resale Value!

    WOW! 10 Cars With Terrible Resale Value!

    Yeah... if you own one of these vehicles and were hoping to resell it for big bucks you're out of luck!

    FinanceBuzz.io
  • Nobody at Chelsea seems to know who Matt Miazga is

    Next up in Chelsea TV's "Great American Quiz" series is the highly confident Calvin Klein model Pedro Rodriguez, who, we'll all be pleased to know, is fully clothed in this video. Unfortunately, he's not exactly knowledgable when it comes to basic questions about the USA, and it would appear that they took pity on him and only asked (or decided to only show) an abbreviated set of questions (nothing about Men's and Women's World Cups or states that begin with 'O', etc.).  They let him go out on a high note even, when he got the Frank Lampard question right.  Got one! Pedro's now the fourth contestant in this quiz series, and the one common theme that's emerged is that other than Asmir Begovic,

    We Ain't Got No History