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Wichita State's Fred Van Vleet

Wichita State's Fred Van Vleet (23) holds fingers over his eyes after a teammate scored a 3-point shot during the second half against La Sallein NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 action in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Wichita State won, 72-58.
  • Russell Wilson's injuries are even worse than we thought

    First, on the knee injury, Wilson told Seattle media he wasn’t supposed to play for four weeks. Wilson, with the help of a live-in therapist, never missed a game. Wilson has a pectoral injury he’s dealing with.

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  • Recalling Jeff Gordon's 2015 Martinsville win

    Relive Jeff Gordon's memorable win at Martinsville in 2015 that secured his spot at Homestead in his final season as driver of the No. 24.

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  • Singer Pulled From National Anthem at 76ers Game Over 'We Matter' Jersey

    Singer Sevyn Streeter says the Philadelphia 76ers pulled her at the last minute from performing the national anthem at the team's season opener over a "We Matter" jersey. Sevyn posted a short video to Twitter talking about the incident at the match-up between the 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I'm at the 76ers game singing the National Anthem and the organization is telling me I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey," Sevyn said. The 76ers organization sent the following statement to Action News, a local ABC affiliate: The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen

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  • Video: Cam Talbot was very angry with T.J. Oshie

    Cam Talbot had another strong game for the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night by stopping 34 of the 35 Washington Capitals shots he faced in a 4-1 win, improving his season save percentage to a robust .927. Along with backstopping the Oilers to their sixth win in seven games to open the season, the team’s best start since a guy by the name of Wayne Gretzky played for them, he was also involved in some rough stuff in the second period when he went old school on Capitals forward T.J. Oshie for charging into his crease and cross-checking him. Talbot’s response (as seen in the video above) was an attempt to feed Oshie his blocker pad. The end result of that exchange was Oshie getting a two-minute

  • The Sixers Fan Who Flipped Off Russell Westbrook Is A Doctor Who Claims He Was Provoked

    Immediately after this happened, everyone wanted to know this dude’s identity (and, if you’re Jeff Van Gundy, why Westbrook wasn’t allowed to go into the stands and beat the hell out of him). As it turns out, Philly.com learned that this Sixers fan is named Richard Harkaway, and when he’s not trying to get a rise out of All-NBA guards, he’s a urologist in Philadelphia. In this instance, after standing up to boo and being provoked by Russell Westbrook calling attention to my being overweight, my action in response was clearly inexcusable and I am embarrassed.

  • Meet the Cubs fan who sent a drone to Trevor Bauer

    When your favorite team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years, you’ll do just about anything to help them gain a mental advantage. Upon looking over the Cleveland Indians’ roster, Mollett decided starting pitcher Trevor Bauer would be his target. Bauer was already in the midst of an interesting postseason.

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  • Reports, reaction to Cespedes opting out, maybe leaving as free agent

    According to multiple reports, Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent...Cespedes (52) tosses his bat after a home run at Citi Field. (Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports). Most Recent Updates & Reaction Cespedes will opt out, though he and the Mets continue to have an open dialogue about a new contract, MLB reporter Jon Heyman wrote Oct. 26. Nevertheless, just as they did a year ago, the Mets seem pretty convinced Cespedes will not be back, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin tweeted later in the night. Cespedes, who has two years and $47.5 million left on his current deal, is seeking a new, five-year contract, according to Rubin. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat

  • David Toms Enjoying His Transition to Champions Tour

    You should make a note that Sonya Toms, wife of golfer David Toms, will celebrate her birthday on Jan. 4. "The nice thing is, I don’t forget her birthday," David said Wednesday on the eve of the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. Since he won 13 tournaments, including the 2001 PGA Championship, they were frequent Kapalua visitors.

  • The Days of Chief Wahoo are numbered

    One of the more common responses to what I’ve posted about Chief Wahoo lately is “it’s just a cartoon character! Nobody cares!” Well, looking at that guy in the photo above and many others dressed like him at Progressive Field the past two days is evidence that it is not just a cartoon character. A certain swath of Indians fans think that, because of their team’s name and mascot, it’s totally acceptable to show up in public looking like this. Wahoo as an official trademark of a Major League Baseball club gives people license to dress up in redface — or in this case, red and blackface — with headdresses on, turning a real people and a real culture into a degrading caricature. It’s not just a cartoon

  • DeMarcus Ware credits Broncos fans for getting his Super Bowl ring back

    Denver Broncos fans had DeMarcus Ware’s back. When news broke that Ware’s Super Bowl 50 ring was stolen as the Broncos played on “Monday Night Football” against the Houston Texans, Broncos fans went to work, spreading around pictures of the thieves on social media and calling in tips to police. By Wednesday, Ware’s ring was back.

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  • Nikita Kucherov exits Lightning's game vs. Canadiens after first period spill (Video)

    Tampa Bay Lightning scoring winger Nikita Kucherov took a spill on the ice in the first period of his game against the Montreal Canadiens and did not return to action to start the second period or the third period. Kucherov turned to his right in order to make a play up ice and then lost an edge in front of his team’s bench. “Hopefully it won’t be too long but he definitely couldn’t finish the game,” coach Jon Cooper told Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

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  • Five Changes Notre Dame Could Make To Improve The Program, But Never Will

    This two week stretch between games for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish has me feeling a little crazy. I thought the break was good- until Tuesday, and now I am just itching for the Irish to show me something. What changes have been made to help this team win at least 4 out of their next 5 games? What players find new roles? How do the players and the coaches respond to what has been just some rough, rough times? Through this time, I have been thinking about some changes that the school could make. Most of these changes would do absolutely nothing about the product on the field, but maybe it injects a little more fun into the program and the fanbase. There are some other changes that actually could

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  • Man United beats City in EFL Cup Manchester derby, easing pressure on Mourinho

    Juan Mata scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 54th minute. For an October game in the lamentably irrelevant League Cup, now for some reason renamed as the English Football League Cup, this one actually mattered. Because it was a Manchester derby, of course.

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  • Draymond Green is not afraid of technical fouls: 'Next time I dunk, I'm gonna yell again'

    Draymond Green lets ’em know. You’re not allowed, in the NBA, to hang on the rim after throwing down a dunk. Each of these infractions will result in a technical foul, the result of a cadre of athletic NBA players getting a little too out of hand with the post-flush celebrations in the early and mid-1990s.

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  • Rangers storm back, crush Bruins

    For the first half of Wednesday’s game in New York, everything was going pretty great for the Boston Bruins. They not only had a two-goal lead, but rookie goalie Zane McIntyre was playing extremely well in his first NHL start as he filled in for injured veterans Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin. And then everything kind of fell apart for him and the Bruins defense. The Rangers stormed back for five consecutive goals on their way to a 5-2 win, handing the Bruins their fourth loss in seven games to start the season, and their second lopsided loss in a row. This game was always going to be a struggle for Boston given the injury situation both in goal and up front (David Backes was also sidelined for

  • Georges St-Pierre shuts down rumored Michael Bisping fight at UFC 206

    A proposed fight between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping at UFC 206 was quickly shot down by GSP. For a moment, there appeared to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the ongoing battle between Georges St-Pierre and the UFC. After St-Pierre declared himself as a free agent, the UFC drew their line in the sand and stated that the former champion was still under contract.

  • Don't panic, fantasy hockey owners!

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski offers early fantasy hockey advice including a Maple Leafs forward to grab off the waiver wire and a goalie to ship out while the going is good.

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  • MetsBlog Mailbag: Cespedes, Cespedes and Cespedes

    My inbox and Twitter feed are cluttered with questions about Yoenis Cespedes, what the Mets are doing, what they plan to do, and what I want them to do. Here are my answers to the five most common questions... 1) What does Cespedes want, and how much would the Mets be willing to offer? I've heard the Mets are interested in keeping him for four years, preferably around $25 million a season. Multiple reports indicate he wants at least five years, maybe as many as six, while averaging around $30 million a season. Obviously, this is why he and the Mets couldn't agree on a contract extension and why he's opting out. So, good for him. Look, if he can find a delirious team to give him a six-year deal,

  • NFL interviewed Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott on prior domestic violence allegations

    The NFL and its investigators reportedly spoke with Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott about the allegations of domestic violence made against him by his ex-girlfriend, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. Amid backlash over the handling of the Josh Brown case, commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is serious about domestic violence. The NFL interviewed Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, even though no charges were filed by prosecutors in the case.

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  • Column: Should NHRA get with the times to grow sport?

    Drag racing has been one of the biggest motorsport passions of my life. Ever since the first time I went to the now-defunct U.S. 30 Dragstrip in northwest Indiana – with the famous loud and echoing radio liner, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, at beautiful U.S. 30 Dragstrip, where the GREAT ONES Runnnnnnn!” – in the early 1970s, I’ve been a big fan of the quarter-mile. (By the way, for those in the Midwest who remember U.S. 30, which closed nearly 30 years ago, efforts are under way to bring it back. But I digress.) As a reporter, I’ve covered drag racing since the early 1980s. I still get as excited today following the sport as I did back then. But … and you probably figured a but was coming. While

  • Jim Harbaugh's yearly $9 million contract makes him the nation's highest-paid coach

    Nick Saban is no longer the nation’s highest-paid college football coach. According to USA Today’s annual release of coaching salaries, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will earn more than $9 million in 2016 ($9,004,000). That’s a big jump from a year ago,

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo says Ashley Cole is the toughest player he faced

    Cristiano Rolando has faced the best defenders in the world during his time with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. He has also caused fits for most of those defenders with goal after goal for club and country. But, there have been some players who have at least made it difficult for the all-time leading goal scorer in Real Madrid and Champions League history. According to Ronaldo, former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Ashley Cole was the toughest player he has faced in his career. “Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole, he does not give you a second to breathe,” Ronaldo told Coach Mag. “He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak, quick,

  • Beef? Bradley Beal says he wouldn’t have re-signed with Wizards and John Wall says he wouldn’t have begged Beal back if true

    John Wall and Bradley Beal defined their relationship this summer. Wall: “I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court.” Beal: “It’s tough because we’re both alphas. … Sometimes I think we both lose sight of the fact that we need each other.” It’s hard to spin those direct quotes. These aren’t anonymous sources or players venting after a tough loss. In the calm of the offseason, Wall and Beal spoke bluntly about their partnership in the Wizards backcourt. But no matter how difficult now, Beal and Wall are trying to cast their relationship in a different light. Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports: “This is my brother at the end of the day,” Beal told The Vertical. “Nothing

  • Bruins' David Backes to miss at least 2 games after elbow surgery

    The injuries affecting the Boston Bruins isn’t only limited to their crease. Aside from being without their top two goaltenders they were also missing Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller and David Backes. Backes is the newest member of the Bruins’ injured list and his situation was clarified a bit by the team on Wednesday morning.

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  • Is Jake Browning the nation's best quarterback?

    Dr. Saturday's Graham Watson takes a look at the Washington Huskies quarterback in this week's Heisman Watch.

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