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EDINA, MN - SEPTEMBER 19: LPGA founding member Patty Berg raises the US flag during opening ceremonies of the 2002 Solheim Cup matches between USA and Europe held at the Interlachen Golf Club on September 19, 2002 in Edina, Minnesota. (Photo By Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Golfer Patty Berg joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 where she served as a Procurement Officer until 1945.

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  • Joey Bosa rejects Chargers' 'best offer,' now what?

    In 1991, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Miami (Fla.) quarterback Craig Erickson in the fifth round. Erickson had injured his knee in a Hula Bowl practice and slipped in the draft so he decided to sit out all season and try the draft again. Joey Bosa might break that streak.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Olympian Laurie Hernandez got a message from her celeb crush, you probably know of him

    The Final Five include Simone Biles (she won four gold medals and one bronze, making her the most decorated U.S. gymnast in a single Olympics history NBD), Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, and our girl Laurie Hernandez, who won a combined nine medals as a team overall. After Laurie’s teammate Simone Biles was visited by her ultimate (and ours) #crush Zac Efron, it seems that Laurie had to step up her game.

    Hello Giggles
  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

    People
  • Segedin's solo home run

    Rob Segedin clubs a solo home run over the wall in left field, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning

    MLB.com
  • Fantasy football 2016 mock draft, Rounds 1-3: Lamar Miller cracks the top-five

    Lamar Miller, first round fantasy asset. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) National Draft Day is almost upon us, everyone. Time to get seriously serious about your prep. Beginning today, the Yahoo Sports fantasy crew is going to mock draft

    Roto Arcade
  • Could Wilson Chandler's 350-lb grouper start for the Denver Nuggets?

    Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishing

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Video: GSP Does Crazy Flips, Knees Don't Explode

    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre continues to flirt with his former employer in regards to his mixed martial arts (MMA) comeback, and even went so far as to offer his services in multiple weight classes. Let's hope UFC makes it happen before "Rush" ends up injured. Despite ACL surgery on both knees -- which combined sidelined him for several years -- the 35-year-old Canadian is still doing those crazy gymnastic flips (more highlights here), because you never know when a fight is going to break out during your routine on the uneven parallel bars. Karate + gymnastics = GYMKATA. St-Pierre hasn't been seen since capturing a razor-thin split decision

    MMAmania.com
  • The Patriots traded center Bryan Stork to the Redskins, but he could retire

    First, it was reported that the New England Patriots were planning on releasing their third-year center, who started in their Super Bowl XLIX win as a rookie in the 2014 season. Then word arose that the Washington Redskins, seeking an upgrade, had sent a conditional draft pick to the Patriots for Stork. Then came another odd turn: Was the concussion-plagued Stork, 25, considering retiring instead of joining his new team?

    Shutdown Corner
  • ‘Moral obligation’ puts wrinkle in Europe’s Ryder Cup picks

    There is no player in the world who’s in a more unique and complicated situation regarding his Ryder Cup status than Russell Knox. Knox, who’s from Scotland but went to college in the United States, is an American citizen and lives in Jacksonville, Fla., and what he has done on the golf course should make him a lock for the European team having won two tournaments this season — the World Golf Championship HSBC in China and the Travelers a few weeks ago. But Knox was not a member of the European Tour when he won in China, so those critical WGC points did not count for him. So he’s fourth in the FedEx Cup playoff standings, a lock to get to the Tour Championship at the end of the playoffs, fifth

    New York Post
  • Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match

    JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champion waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says hundreds of police will be deployed in and around the stadium to “ensure that it is a sport event and not a political event,” and that flags will be removed if necessary. Political banners and protests are banned at matches organized by the Union of European Football Associations. UEFA charged Celtic over fans displaying Palestinian flags at a Champions League match with the Israeli team last week. Celtic fans often wave Palestinian flags at matches but many more were seen during

    ProSoccerTalk
  • What might the U.S. men's basketball roster look like in Tokyo in 2020?

    After Team USA’s dominating 96-66 drubbing of Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to win a third straight gold medal in men’s basketball, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo called upon the rest of the world to “get their act together and compete” if they want to break the stranglehold the Americans have had on the top of the men’s hoops podium over the past eight years. As the United States’ opponents set about rebuilding, revamping and reloading their national sides with an eye toward the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, though, it’s worth wondering: what might the U.S.’s own roster look like in four years’ time? Given the gulf between the victory in Rio and the opening of play in Japan, there’s precious little we (think we) know about what will unfold for Team USA 2020.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • NASCAR announces warnings to Xfinity teams

    In the span of less than a week, the long-term sponsor outlook of JR Motorsports dramatically has shifted from potentially bleak to firmly bright. On the heels of NASCAR phenom William Byron being added to the Xfinity Series team for the 2017 season (as part of a multiyear deal with Hendrick Motorsports), JRM announced Wednesday that sponsor OneMain has reversed course and decided to remain on Elliott Sadler’s No. 1 Chevrolet. “When we found out this was going to happen, my wife and I just cried that whole morning tears of joy knowing there’s so much stability,” Sadler, 41, told NBC Sports. OneMain, which initially had informed JRM nearly two months ago of its plan to leave NASCAR, will sponsor Sadler for 20 races in each of the next two seasons, JRM general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Gary Sanchez shines, Joe Girardi confounds in a Yankees loss

    Over the weekend I saw a Yankees writer compare Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to the “Core Four” Yankees, Jeter/Rivera/Posada/Pettitte. That’s totally reasonable for a couple of guys who have played fewer than 30 games combined. Nope, no one in New York overhypes anything. Still, hard not to notice that they’re off to nice starts. Particularly Sanchez. The Yankees new catcher is hotter than all get-out to start his major league career, batting .385/.429/.831 with eight homers and 15 RBI in his first 17 games. Last night against the Mariners he hit two bombs. Earlier in the day he was named the American League Player of the Week. That’s pretty darn spiffy. Judge is not slouching

    HardballTalk
  • Doug Baldwin fights Richard Sherman in practice, then trash talks Michael Bennett

    The Seattle Seahawks have had a number of practice fights this year, but most of them revolved around defensive end Michael Bennett and some of the new offensive linemen. However, on Monday, two of the oldest friends on the team (probably the two oldest), were the ones getting into a scrap and they insisted it wasn’t “orchestrated.” Those two players being wide receiver Doug Baldwin and cornerback Richard Sherman, who have been playing together for nearly 10 straight years dating back to their days at Stanford. The details of the fight as told in The News Tribune: It came immediately after Baldwin had gone past Sherman and three-time All-Pro safety Earl Thomas for a long touchdown catch on a

    Field Gulls
  • Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Update: Mets expect Matz to miss only one start

    Mets LHP Steven Matz, who was placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 15 with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation, is expected to miss only one start. Latest update (Tuesday, Aug. 23): The Mets expect Steven Matz to miss only Thursday's start before rejoining the rotation next Tuesday, the day he is eligible to come off the DL, Terry Collins told reporters before Tuesday night's game. Matz is dealing with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation. Seth Lugo will start in place of Matz against the Cardinals on Thursday. Previous Updates and Reactions Steven Matz is headed to the disbaled list retroactive to August 15, as first reported by MLB Network's Jon

    SNY
  • Suspended early-enrollee tweets he's leaving Michigan

    Wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell says he’s transferring from Michigan and re-opening his recruitment. Mitchell, an early-enrollee at UM, is currently suspended by the Wolverines. Mitchell was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016, according to Rivals.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Champion Sleeper! Aly Raisman Teases Simone Biles for Napping on Plane Ride Home from Rio

    Simone Biles had a busy 2016 Summer Olympics, winning four gold medals and one bronze – and even leading Team U.S.A. as the flag-bearer at the very rainy closing ceremonies on Sunday. The 22-year-old women's gymnastics captain caught Biles snoozing on the plane Monday night, teasing her pal in a sweet Instagram post. Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off.

    People
  • Review: 'Madden NFL 17' runs hard, plays it safe

    Despite its incredible complexity and depth, Madden 17 is surprisingly kind to new players, as well as those who haven’t memorized every NFL team’s gameplay strategy. The upgraded run mechanics and countless small improvements certainly keep it a step ahead of Madden 16.

    Ben Silverman
  • The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    After a few frustrating free agent chase-downs with Kobe Bryant around, and a 2016 offseason without Bryant on board, the Los Angeles Lakers have mostly committed to the idea of a full-on rebuilding project. New, “rookie” head coach Luke Walton is the team’s biggest free agent signing, there won’t be any agent-favoring vet acquisitions like Carlos Boozer and Roy Hibbert to help fill out the roster, and the team seems fully bent on working with the young prospects it has alongside the 2017 NBA draft pick it will hopefully get to keep next spring. Stuck somewhere in the middle of the favors for representatives, the raw prospects to suss out, and the vets to fill out the roster is the curious case of Yi Jianlian.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • After loss to Dodgers, Krukow describes mood on Giants' bus

    Programming note: Giants-Dodgers coverage starts tonight at 6:30pm with Giants Pregame Live on CSN Bay Area. The Giants lost to the Dodgers on Tuesday night, and are now two games behind Los Angeles in the NL West. Madison Bumgarner allowed five runs in five innings and saw his ERA go up to 2.44 from 2.25. "Disappointing loss and I think the problem with having an ace is that you expect it to be win day when Bumgarner goes out there," Mike Krukow explained on KNBR 680. "You just do. And when it doesn't happen, it's almost like two losses ... so it's frustrating." On the morning of June 27, the Orange and Black led the Dodgers by eight games. The Giants boasted the best record in baseball at the

    CSN Bay Area
  • And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Here are the scores. Here are the highlights: Diamondbacks 9, Braves 8: The Dbacks front office is under fire, brought into focus by the fact that the Braves, who have repeatedly fleeced said front office in the past year, are in town. On the field, however, it was all good last night as Paul Goldschmidt hit a long walkoff homer to give the Snakes the win. It would’ve been fitting if, right after, Dave Stewart traded Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke to Atlanta for Jeff Francoeur and cash considerations, but he somehow resisted the urge. Indians 1, Athletics 0: Carlos Carrasco shut the A’s out for eight innings, Andrew Miller handled the ninth and thus Carlos Santana‘s eighth inning solo homer was

    HardballTalk
  • Carson Palmer and the Cardinals in Trouble? PFF Thinks So...

    The Arizona Cardinals 2015 season was beloved by all, especially analytics site Pro Football Focus. Yet, despite the preseason not meaning anything to most, Pro Football Focus had the Arizona Cardinals as one of five losers coming out of week two in the preseason. I can see that, the Cardinals offense looked lost, but it was the reasoning that really caught me off guard and has me scratching my head, from Pro Football Focus. The Arizona Cardinals prospects in 2016 Carson Palmer’s 2015 season was otherworldly. Given the deep-passing offense Bruce Arians runs in the desert, with Palmer leading the league in average depth of target (11.3 yards down field), he shouldn’t have been able to be as efficient

    Revenge of the Birds
  • Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn in Minnesota

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Dak Prescott's standout play could haunt the Eagles

    If Eagles fans have seen Dak Prescott play this preseason, they may be regretting not seeing their team select him. As Carson Wentz sat out from last week’s preseason game against the Steelers, Prescott was preparing to take on the Dolphins. When he got on the field Saturday night against Miami, Prescott lit it up with a dazzling performance. Prescott went 12 of 15 for just under 200 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another two touchdowns. His play was reminiscent of former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. For the second week in a row, Prescott made a strong case to be the heir apparent to Tony Romo deep in the heart of Texas. This isn’t an indictment on Wentz. After all,

    Eagles Wire