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5TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 2: Darin Downs #38 of the Detroit Tigers and the son of head athletic trainer Kevin Rand stand in the outfield during batting practice before an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 2, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Darin Downs #38 of the Detroit Tigers and the son of head athletic trainer Kevin Rand stand in the outfield during batting practice before an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 2, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Ohio State DC Greg Schiano cited for crash with bicyclist

    Greg Schiano is in his first season as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was issued a traffic citation Wednesday. Last Thursday morning, Schiano’s truck hit a bicyclist, resulting in a ticket for “failure to obey a traffic-control device.” The ticket is a minor misdemeanor, per the Columbus Dispatch.

    Dr. Saturday
  • What kind of manager would Cristiano Ronaldo be?

    Cristiano Ronaldo remains central to Real Madrid’s goal-scoring aspirations, but one day, he will have to hang up his cleats. [ FC Yahoo: You won’t believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before games ] The soccer “afterlife” is a daunting prospect for a man

    FC Yahoo
  • Brett Hull compares Team USA to Titanic, laments ‘old boys’ management

    Brett Hull was a sensational choice for ESPN as an analyst, as his passion for Team USA brought gravitas to his off-the-cuff comments. “The philosophy was picked, and they picked it to beat Canada,” continued Hull.

    Puck Daddy
  • Tiger Woods' Presence Already Benefiting the Fiery Patrick Reed

    The other members of Patrick Reed's foursome, or pod, didn't want to play a second nine holes Tuesday because it was too windy. The vice captain overseeing Reed's pod immediately volunteered to go with him. "He was like, 'All right, well, let's go,' and he walked it with me," Reed said Thursday morning.

    Golf
  • Europa League: Zlatan leads Manchester United; Dundalk, Zenit win

    Rooney assists Zlatan winner Roma, Zenit win big Irish history for Dundalk A 68th minute Zlatan Ibrahimovic header spurred Manchester United past visiting Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk X-0 at Old Trafford on Thursday in UEFA Europa League play. United is a point behind Fenerbahce in Group A, level on points with Feyenoord but would sit behind them on head-to-head tiebreakers. Marcus Rashford hammered a Paul Pogba flick off the goal post moments after Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a chance of his own, and Manchester United was rampant. United was in control all half long, and even strings of passes were rare for Zorya. But the match remained 0-0. [ MORE: Europa League standings ] [ MORE: Europa League

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  • In search of justice, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix seeks criminal justice degree

    Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Don’t let the name fool you. Green Bay Packers defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is taking the racial divide that’s cutting through cities across this country as seriously as any player in the NFL. Maybe even more seriously, and that includes backup San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Tim Tebow homers in first professional at-bat

    New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow's baseball career has barely even begun and he's already a legend. The former quarterback turned outfielder hit a home run on the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player.

    Amber Matsumoto
  • Report: Cavaliers giving championship rings to 1,000+ workers

    The Cavaliers will reportedly give David Blatt a championship ring, and Anderson Varejao also has one available. They aren’t the only two unexpected ring recipients. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided

    NBC Sports
  • Mets edge closer to Wild Card berth with win over Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jay Bruce homered for the second straight day to help the Mets defeat the Marlins, 5-2, in the teams' final meeting of the season on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.

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  • OSU's T. Boone Pickens says OU president David Boren should retire

    Founder & Chairman, BP Capital Management T. Boone Pickens speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit. Oklahoma State donor T. Boone Pickens, whose name is on the Cowboys’ stadium, has started the Bedlam rivalry a little early this year with some choice words for Oklahoma president David Boren. Pickens told the Austin American-Statesman’s podcast, “On Second Thought” that “maybe it’s time for David to retire” after a report surfaced that Boren had changed his mind about Big 12 expansion.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Barcelona comes back to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach in Champions League

    Gerard Pique scored the winning goal for Barcelona in the 73rd minute. Second-half goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique saw Barcelona maintain its perfect start in the Champions League as the Blaugrana came from a goal down to defeat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Wednesday. Gladbach had taken the lead in the first half when Thorgan Hazard, the less famous brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, opened the scoring in a brilliant counterattacking move by the home side.

    FC Yahoo
  • Vikings succeeding despite suffering major setbacks, ready for Giants

    The New York Red Bulls made history on Tuesday night, playing Antigua to a scoreless draw in Guatemala City. With the point, they clinched first place in Group F and a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals for the first time. In 2009, they fell in the qualification round to Trinidad and Tobago club W Connection. In 2014, they stumbled in a winnable group, dropping points against the Montreal Impact and CD FAS of El Salvador. Now they have a chance to show they're one of the top teams in the region and go head-to-head with some powerful opposition. Advancing to the next round could also make some waves with Red Bull corporate. The New York arm of the Red Bull family has done something

    SNY
  • Nike Staffer Brooks Koepka Gaming TaylorMade M2 Driver at Hazeltine

    Over the years there have been a lot of things written about Hazeltine National, site of the year's Ryder Cup, and not all of them have been complimentary (at the 1970 US Open Jack Nicklaus said, "it's like playing Blindman's bluff"). While Rees Jones, son of original designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr., has made numerous changes and improvements to the layout over the years, one thing stands out above all others about the relatively featureless farmland layout -- it's long. With this in mind, as well as the fact that the rough is fairly playable this week, it's no surprise that players like U.S. rookie Brooks Koepka are putting driving distance at a premium this week.

    Golf
  • NASCAR issues warnings to 6 Sprint Cup teams

    Six NASCAR Sprint Cup teams, including two Chase teams, were issued warnings for issues with inspection at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A team loses its pit stall pick after every fourth warning. Teams issued warnings were: * Kevin Harvick‘s team, which is in the Chase and won at New Hampshire, received its third warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before qualifying. * Kasey Kahne‘s team received its third warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before qualifying. * Greg Biffle‘s team received its third warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before qualifying. * Denny Hamlin‘s team, which is in the Chase, received its second warning for

    NASCAR Talk
  • Huge If True: What's happening with unsigned NHL RFAs?

    The biggest and most obvious of these, this week at least, is Jacob Trouba, whose agent recently revealed a trade request made back in May. But in terms of unsigned young stars, he’s actually a rather faint one. Most notably, Bob McKenzie gave us the mother of all RFA rumor roundups this week, supplementing plenty of other reporting on the subject that has been widely circulated in recent weeks. Just to rattle off the list of names he addressed in his Wednesday morning tweetstorm: Tobias Rieder, Rasmus Ristolainen, Lindholm, Trouba, Kucherov and Gaudreau.

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  • How MLB should honor José Fernández

    Mike Oz of Big League Stew shares his thoughts on how the sport should honor the memory of the Miami Marlins pitcher, who died in a boat accident on Sunday.

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  • Pitcher who allowed Tim Tebow's home run tweets funny response

    St. Louis Cardinals prospect John Kilichowski will forever be the answer to a trivia question no one thought would exist even two months ago. During Wednesday’s instructional league game against the New York Mets, he was the pitcher who allowed a home run to Tim Tebow in Tebow’s first ever professional at-bat. On the first pitch he saw, Tebow took a high-and-outside fastball from Kilichowski and basically tomahawked it over the fence in left-center field.

    Big League Stew
  • Liverpool to postpone further Anfield expansion after fan protest

    Liverpool owner John Henry says fan protests against ticket prices are causing the club to reassess plans to further redevelop Anfield. Henry’s Fenway Sports Group apologized to fans earlier this year and reversed planned rises in ticket prices after a walkout during a game. But having funded the redevelopment of Liverpool’s main stand over the last year, the next phase of the expansion program might not make economic sense if the club can’t recoup the construction cost. The Anfield Road stand had been next in line for rebuilding at the 54,000-capacity Anfield. “I don’t know if there is a next step because ticket prices are an issue in England,” Henry said. “That may foreclose further expansion.

    ProSoccerTalk
  • At last, West Virginia and Pitt agree to revive their historic rivalry

    In the five years since both schools declared they were leaving the Big East to join other conferences, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has always pushed to get longtime rival Pittsburgh back on his schedule. West Virginia and Pitt announced Thursday that they’ve agreed to a four-year series that will begin during the 2017-18 season. The Panthers will host the basketball version of the Backyard Brawl in 2017 and 2019 and will visit Morgantown in 2018 and 2020.

    The Dagger
  • FA chief 'disappointed' by Allardyce

    FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn has expressed his disappointment at the departure of Sam Allardyce as England manager.

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  • Islanders agree to terms with Dennis Seidenberg

    Word surfaced on Wednesday morning that the New York Islanders were expected to sign veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to TSN’s Darren Dreger earlier in the day the value is reported to be $1 million. Seidenberg is currently playing a significant role for Team Europe, a surprise finalist against the heavily favored Canadians.

    NBC Sports
  • Darren Clarke on Willett's Bro's Article: 'Not What Europe Stands For'

    Will they do enough to help Europe keep the Cup?Now this is what the Ryder Cup needed: a little old-fashioned name-calling. Except Europe's captain Darren Clarke isn't having any of it.  On Wednesday, Danny Willett's brother penned a satirical article for the National Club Golfer where he absolutely went in on the U.S. players and fans.  A small sampling: "For the Americans to stand a chance of winning, they need their baying mob of imbeciles to caress their egos every step of the way. They need to silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling, irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer, pausing between mouthfuls of hotdog so they can scream ‘Baba booey’ until their jelly faces turn red. If these things happen, Europe will win, and I’ll try to support gracefully by embracing the same sense of fair-mindedness that has permeated this unbiased article.

    Golf
  • Week 4 Fantasy Flames: Bears' Howard to claw way to top-15 numbers

    Every Wednesday the Noise highlights 12 under-started names who he believes are destined to torch the competition. To qualify, each player must be started in fewer than 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post

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  • Pete Rose wrote a letter to the Hall of Fame, pleading to be placed on the ballot

    Tim Brown of Yahoo has obtained a letter written by Pete Rose — well, written by his attorney — to the Baseball Hall of Fame, pleading to be placed on the ballot so he could be considered for induction by the BBWAA. The upshot of the argument is that when Rose accepted his permanent ban from baseball, it did not include a ban from Hall of Fame consideration. Which, yes, is true. But it’s also true that soon after the ban, the Hall of Fame — which is a private institution, not owned by Major League Baseball — decided to change its rules and only allow those who are not banned by baseball to be on its ballot. That rule, 3(e), was enacted in February 1991. Which is itself a tad disingenuous, as

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  • PSA: Combine RSS Feed

    Brian Bowen, the 6-foot-7 small forward from La Lumiere (IN), has trimmed his list to six schools, cutting Michigan, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Oregon and UNLV in the process. Bowen is down to Michigan State, Creighton, UCLA, Arizona, N.C. State and Texas. Michigan State has long been considered the favorite in part because Bowen is cousins with former Spartans standout Jason Richardson. "I'm not sure when I'll make my decision, but once I cut my list is when I'll start thinking a lot harder about the recruiting process," Bowen told MLive.com earlier this month. "Starting next week is when I'll really, really think about when I'll take my visits and when I'll make my decision. Once I do that,

    SNY