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Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson (22) celebrates a 3-pointer during the first half of a third-round game against La Salle in the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
  • Teddy Bridgewater's Gruesome Injury Was Reportedly So Bad He Nearly Lost His Leg

    Teddy Bridgewater suffered what sounded like an absolutely horrific leg injury in Vikings practice on Tuesday, and he’ll almost certainly be out for the entire season with a torn ACL and a dislocated knee. Source confirms tibiofemoral dislocation, ruptured ACL for Bridgewater. Tibiofemoral dislocation … basically, Bridgewater's femur (upper leg) went off the tibia (shin, lower leg.) Yeah.

    UPROXX
  • Olympian Meets Girl Who Returned Stolen Gold Medal

    The young girl who found and returned a stolen Olympic gold medal got to meet its rightful owner on Monday, reports WSB-TV Atlanta, a local ABC affiliate. Chloe Smith, now 7 years old, found the medal in a pile of trash two months ago while out walking

    Good Morning America
  • Veterans, including former Green Beret NFLer, show support for Kaepernick

    There are few players who have sniffed death on the front lines and life in the NFL, as Nate Boyer has. Former long snapper Nate Boyer had a very measured response to Colin Kaepernick (AP). If there’s anyone who might have an interesting, unique perspective on Colin Kaepernick’s lightning-rod protest, it might be Boyer.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Ford teams up with the Dallas Cowboys on limited-edition F-150

    By appealing to fans of "America's team," Ford (NYSE: F) is hoping to add to its appeal in the country's largest market for pickup trucks. The automaker is teaming up with the Dallas Cowboys on a limited-edition F-150, on sale now at select Ford dealerships in Texas. "Our Cowboys fans are among the most passionate in all of sports.

    CNBC
  • Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor not guilty of DUI charge

    Taylor started all 15 of Alabama’s games in 2015 (Getty). Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been found not guilty regarding his July DUI arrest. Taylor was arrested Sunday, July 17, after he placed a call to police saying he hit a parked car.

    Dr. Saturday
  • High school basketball players convicted in pool cue rape case

    SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — One Tennessee high school basketball player was found guilty of aggravated rape and two others were found guilty of aggravated assault against a freshman teammate, a person familiar with the juvenile court case said Tuesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hearing Tuesday involving the Ooltewah High School students was closed to the public and no ruling was publicly announced immediately afterward. The defendants’ names haven’t been released because they were in juvenile court. The Chattanooga Times Free Press first reported the verdicts. The case arose Dec. 22 while the team from the Chattanooga area was playing in a tournament about 150 miles

    New York Post
  • Rumor Roundup: Triple H vs. Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns plans, Cesaro injury, more!

    Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill. Important reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact, it's just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt. Rumors for the Day: Triple H vs. Seth Rollins could be planned for WrestleMania 33, which they may have started building to already on Raw this week. Roman Reigns is expected to pick up his feud with Rusev again now that he lost in the

    Cageside Seats
  • No trade: Yasiel Puig is staying with the Dodgers. At least for now.

    Yesterday it was reported that Yasiel Puig was claimed on waivers. ESPN’s Jim Bowden has reported that the team that claimed Puig did so in order to block another team from claiming and then trading for Puig, which happens fairly often in these scenarios. Puig continues to rake for Oklahoma City.

    NBC Sports
  • Giants bring back OL Will Beatty

    The Giants are bringing back Will Beatty after releasing the offensive lineman earlier this year, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  New York beat out several other suitors for Beatty, who accepted a 1-year deal with a guarnateed salary of $1.1 million, plus about $750,000 in incentives, according to SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano. Beatty, who mostly played left tackle during his first tenure with the Giants, is expected to play right tackle and compete with Marshall Newhouse for playing time. The offensive lineman had worked out for the Panthers this offseason, and had an offer from the Jaguars. The Cardinals and Saints were also interested in bringing Beatty in for a workout.  Beatty was drafted

    SNY
  • Still ‘a hooper,’ Chris Bosh expects to be cleared to return to Heat for training camp

    Chris Bosh watches from the bench as the Miami Heat take on the Charlotte Hornets during Game 4 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. With NBA teams’ training camps set to get underway in less than one month, Chris Bosh hit social media on Monday to show that, nearly eight months after pulling out of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game amid concerns related to another round of the frightening blood-clotting problems that have prematurely ended his last two seasons, he’s stepping up his workouts in what would seem to indicate continued interest in returning to the Miami Heat this season. “I know I’ve been gone for a moment, but now I’m back,” Bosh says.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Giant moth surprises Reds' Ivan De Jesus during at-bat

    Baseball isn’t considered an outdoor sport like mountain biking, fishing or kayaking, but Cincinnati Reds infielder Iván De Jesús Jr. found out you can get plenty close to nature playing baseball, too. De Jesús was standing in the batter’s box Monday night ready to swing away when unbeknownst to him, a giant moth, roughly 1/3 of the size of the number on the back of De Jesús’ uniform, planted itself right in the middle of his back during his at-bat. The moth didn’t stay long, it was knocked off and flew away when De Jesús swung and missed, but the point was made. The batter’s box is no longer a safe place.

    Big League Stew
  • Ex-Nuggets coach recalls NBA's anthem controversy with iffy hindsight

    Reactions to Colin Kaepernick have brought Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf back into the public conversation about sports and activism. The NFL and sports world in general are currently in the midst of a controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has decided not to stand during the national anthem in protest of a country that “oppresses black people and people of color.” Kaepernick’s political stand has proven divisive, receiving criticism from various corners of the sport and exposing many of the retrograde racial views and practices that the protest is intended to reveal. It’s a complicated issue that is unlikely to go away until Kaepernick chooses (or is made) to stop sitting.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Love takes statistical deep dive to help make picks

    Davis Love III looks like neither Billy Beane nor Brad Pitt, the actor who played the trailblazing baseball executive in the 2011 movie “Moneyball,” but the American Ryder Cup captain sounded like a man in search of golf’s version of on-base percentage on Monday. On-base percentage, or OBP, was Beane’s magic statistical bullet in the film, which was based on the Oakland Athletics success in the early 2000s despite a small-market budget. It seems Love and the PGA of America are sparing no expense in their quest to make the United States relevant in the biennial matches that have gone Europe’s way in eight out of last 10 meetings. Love hired Scouts Inc. to crunch the numbers for him heading into next month’s matches, and although he was reluctant to give specifics one can probably figure out what the captain’s OBP might be as he inches closer to making his captain’s picks.

    Golf Channel
  • Power Rankings: Harvick holds serve, Larson jumps into the top 12

    As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. 1. Kevin Harvick (LW: 1): What, did you think we were going to put Kyle Larson at No. 1 this week? Harvick finished fifth and when you look at the laps-led chart, it was staggeringly even.

    From The Marbles
  • Report: Three minor leaguers arrested on Sunday after a bar brawl

    Pirates minor leaguers Gift Ngoepe and Dovydas Neverauskas (pictured) were arrested on Sunday morning in Toledo, Ohio after a bar brawl, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports, citing documents provided by the Toledo Municipal Court. Ngoepe was charged with one count of simple assault and two counts of resisting arrest. Neverauskas was charged with two counts of resisting arrest and one count of misconduct. Tigers minor leaguer Warwick Saupold was involved as well and was arrested for simple assault. Saupold allegedly punched Andrey Goncharuk (not a player for either teams’ affiliates) in the face outside of the Bronze Boar bar, which is across from the Toledo Mud Hens’ ballpark.

    HardballTalk
  • 'I Feel Bad For Whoever's Next'

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Travis Browne has a warning for all the female bantamweights who think the path to the 135-pound title is free and clear while ex-champion Ronda Rousey is on temporary hiatus. "Hapa" told ESPN that "Rowdy" is suffering no lasting effects from her violent knockout loss to Holly Holm last November, and once she's ready to step back inside the Octagon -- somewhere toward the earlier part of next year -- the first person fed to the Olympic judoka will be toast. Including her own upset loss, the women's bantamweight title changed hands three times over the past 10 months. Holm coughed up the strap when Miesha Tate strangled her into submission at UFC 196, a similar fate for "Cupcake" when she ran into Amanda Nunes last July.

    MMAmania.com
  • Inside Bill Belichick's Masterful Game Of Media Manipulation

    Dave Brown thought he had Bill Belichick trapped. At the onset of training camp this year, the notoriously tight-lipped head coach made a guarantee: Tom Brady will be the starting quarterback in Week 5 when he returns from his four-game Deflategate suspension. To folks who don’t parse words for a living, Belichick’s announcement was filed under the “no duh” category. No sentient human thinks Jimmy Garoppolo will usurp Brady in one month. Belichick was just stating the obvious. But once Brown heard the comment, his mind started turning. As a Patriots beat writer for the Concord Monitor, he’s witnessed many Belichick press conferences in his day –– and even continued receiving the transcripts when

    Forbes
  • Football Fan With Muscular Atrophy Gets Huge Surprise from Tom Brady

    It was a bittersweet moment for a Connecticut man on Sunday when one of his heroes reached out in a very public way.

    WTIC - Hartford
  • 'The Show or no': Raffi Torres gets training camp invite from Hurricanes

    Raffi Torres will get the opportunity to find out if his rehabilitated knee can withstand the rigors of the NHL after the Carolina Hurricanes extended the 34-year-old forward a training camp invite. Aaron Ward broke the news of the invite with the Hurricanes confirming to the News and Observer on Tuesday. Between ACL surgeries and various suspensions, Torres has only played 56 NHL regular season and playoff games since 2013.

    Puck Daddy
  • Yasiel Puig claimed off waivers, but don't count on a trade from Dodgers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have found another team that wants Yasiel Puig. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, an unknown team has made a waiver claim on Puig, who the Dodgers sent down to Triple-A earlier this month after not being able to move him at the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline. What that means essentially in modern terms: Some unknown team out there swiped right on Puig.

    Big League Stew
  • Eagles’ Myke Tavarres changes mind about protesting national anthem

    Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres said he planned to join Colin Kaepernick's protest during the national anthem but reversed his decision later in the day.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Dwight Howard is shooting 19-footers to better his free throws (Video)

    Dwight Howard takes in the fights. Dwight Howard hit a career-low 48.9 percent from the free throw line in 2015-16, a pretty significant millmilestone for someone who entered the league in 2004, and someone whose free throw work has been endlessly scrutinized for over a decade. Howard, then working for the Houston Rockets, was also a repeated target of the ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ defensive philosophy, fouled purposely throughout contests in order to send his sub-standard stroke to the charity stripe in hopes for a pair of clangs.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Done Deals: Perez to Arsenal, Remy joins Palace, Marshall to Hull

    It has been a busy Transfer Deadline Day eve in the Premier League. Below is a look at three deals which have already been confirmed. And don’t forget, the summer transfer window shuts at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday so stay up to date with all the latest transfer news right here. Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna. Perez, 27, was on fire for Deportivo last season, scoring 17 goals and adding eight assists in 36 games. The Spanish striker has had a nomadic career to date but after his breakout season in La Liga, he has now sealed a move to the Gunners for a fee believed to be close to $23 million. Able to play as a central striker or out wide, Perez will give

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Brain Bond: Matt Tifft and Dale Earnhardt Jr. connect during their recoveries

    Matt Tifft is getting antsy. Tifft has been out of a race car since he was diagnosed with a low-grade tumor at the end of June. The tumor was removed on July 1. Though the 20-year-old has been cleared by doctors to race, Tifft won’t get back in a race car until a Late Model test next week. “It’s been a little tough for sure,” Tifft told NBC Sports in a phone interview Monday. “You wait so long for it. It’s hard to sit out as long as I have, obviously. You tell yourself that’s the reason you do all this stuff, is to get back in the car. Just waiting for that day to come is definitely a long wait, that’s for sure.” Tifft, a member of the NASCAR Next class, had competed in three Camping World Truck

    NASCAR Talk