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SMANCHESTER - FEBRUARY 19: Portrait of David Beckham of Manchester United with his infamous cut eye during the UEFA Champions League Second Phase Group D match between Manchester United and Juventus held on February 19, 2003 at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Manchester United won the match 2-1. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Soccer manager Sir Alex Ferguson kicked a cleat in anger and it accidentally hit David Beckham in the head.
  • Les Miles issues statement on wreck that claimed lives of MSU, Nebraska punters, injured LSU’s kicker

    A tragedy that struck the Michigan State and Nebraska football communities has also touched LSU’s. On their way home from a kicking camp overnight, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident in Wisconsin this weekend.  Additionally, LSU placekicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash that claimed the players’ lives. Delahoussaye has since been released from an area hospital after sustaining burns to his legs and lacerations that required stitches.  LSU issued a press release revealing a couple of details surrounding the accident: The car crash occurred at 11:43 p.m. on Saturday on Beaver Lake Road. According to the Waukesha County

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  • Lou Lamoriello and Maple Leafs: 5 things we’ve learned after a year

    Except this time, as I write about Lou Lamoriello, there’s considerably less shock, awe, Eastern Conference plate tectonics and bafflement. Growing up as a New Jersey Devils fan, imagining that Lamoriello would leave the general manager’s chair wasn’t too outrageous.

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  • The Rangers are expecting a better Kevin Hayes next season

    While speaking about Kevin Hayes on a conference call, Jeff Gorton said that he expects Hayes to come into this season with a chip on his shoulder and "play really well." Gorton said that Hayes is a 6-5 center who has shown at times "how good he can be in this league." He said that Hayes' second year was similar in some ways to a lot of players who have a good first year and struggle the next year to meet expectations. Alain Vigneault said after the season that Hayes is part of the Rangers future but needs to step up. It's been said that Hayes is someone who needs to engage more on a consistent basis. For more on Hayes, click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins considers the thought, and one of the NBA’s most recognizable scowls quickly turns into a bright smile. Without saying a word, it’s clear he agrees: For the first time under Mike Krzyzewski, the U.S. Olympic basketball team has a genuine offensive weapon in the middle. The Americans might even have the best center in the world. Cousins had 14 points and 15 rebounds in just 16 minutes of the Americans’ exhibition opener, a 111-74 victory over Argentina. The Sacramento Kings star can score inside and out, and gives the U.S. a dimension it hasn’t had while winning the last two gold medals. “DeMarcus is going to be a force in Rio,” teammate Klay Thompson said. The

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  • Sprint Cup drivers long for Indianapolis short track race

    Former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth doesn’t tweet much, but when he does, he often has something to say. During Saturday’s Xfinity race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kenseth posted just his fourth tweet in the last three weeks. He lamented that the Xfinity Series does not race at Lucas Oil Raceway, formerly known as Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP). Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Chase Elliott quickly showed they agreed with Kenseth. The Xfinity Series raced there from 1992-2011 before the event was moved to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The last Xfinity race there was won by Brad Keselowski. Other former winners there include Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Greg

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  • Ranieri on Leicester post-Kante: “Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going”

    Claudio Ranieri hasn’t lost his way with words over the summer. The Leicester City boss who famously refused to admit his team was in a title race for most of the Premier League season is keeping it cool in the wake of N'Golo Kante signing for Chelsea. Simply put, Ranieri says everything’s going to be fine. From Sky Sports: “Last season we lost Esteban Cambiasso and everybody was crying,” Ranieri said, after his side drew 1-1 with Celtic in a pre-season friendly. “Now we are crying because we lost Kante. Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going.” Kante was probably the most important part of Leicester’s title capture last season, but Ranieri’s system was also critical. The follow-up

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    Can't get a room at the Rio Olympics? Worry not, the Villa Reggia has beds -- oh, and sex chairs and an S&M cage. With 500,000 tourists expected to flood Rio de Janeiro for the Games starting August 5, Brazil's second biggest city is bending over backwards to make sure there's enough lodging.

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  • Matt Adams ends 16-inning marathon with homer, ferocious bat flip

    As soon as Matt Adams connected, the remaining fans at Busch Stadium erupted. The St. Louis Cardinals slugger blasted a majestic walkoff home run in the 16th inning on Friday to give St. Louis a much-needed 4-3 victory over the wild card-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Adams’ big fly came against Bud Norris, a starting pitcher who was needed in emergency extra-inning duty, and it traveled an estimated 444 feet.

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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. The session would take place on Monday, so the clock is ticking. While the differences in opinion aren’t outright enormous, the Flyers still need to clean up their cap situation, so every $1 million counts. That – plus the length of a deal – seem to be the issue for the 24-year-old forward and the Flyers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman: With the Flyers aiming for a two-year agreement while Schenn just wants one, it’s not quite as simple as merely saying “split the difference.” Then again, that general logic could prove helpful. Perhaps the best path to a deal

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  • Iowa DE says he was held at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go

    Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie (No. 56, above) nearly became a tragic combination of two of this nation’s hot button topics, according to a post on his Facebook page. Ekakitie says he was in an Iowa City park playing Pokemon Go when officers approached him with guns drawn, suspecting him of being involved in a nearby bank robbery. Ekakitie wrote his profile — a large black man dressed in black clothes — led five Iowa City officers to approach him, but the Hawkeye defender did not hear their approach due to having headphones in his ears — which led the officers to draw their guns. Ekakitie wrote police searched him before letting him go. “My pockets were checked, my backpack was opened

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  • Blues may take ‘half-step back’ to put lead foot forward

    If you’re a St. Louis Blues fan, these are strange days. How many conference finalists bid farewell to their team captain and starting goaltender in the following summer? How many general managers of conference finalists are willing to admit that to get

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  • Terence Crawford beats Viktor Postol, is Manny Pacquiao next?

    Terence Crawford was simply far too good for Viktor Postol. As Floyd Mayweather would say, it was easy work for the budding superstar from Omaha, Neb. He was faster, more accurate, hit harder and controlled the bout from start to finish to add Postol’s WBC belt to his collection. Crawford now has the WBO and WBC super lightweight belts and possibly a Nov. 5 date with Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino senator decides to fight again.

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  • Hamilton ‘not too disappointed’ despite having last Hungary Q3 run ruined

    Lewis Hamilton says he is “not too disappointed” with second place on the grid for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix despite having his final Q3 run ruined by a yellow flag. Hamilton sat on provisional pole after his first flying lap in Q3, making the most of his slick tires after narrowly escaping elimination in Q2 on a drying circuit. The Briton found a further four-tenths of a second in the first sector of his final lap, only to back off under yellow flags shown following a spin for Fernando Alonso at Turn 5. The majority of drivers on their final hot lap were affected, but Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg managed to find more time in the final sector to snatch pole position away.

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  • Derrick Rose: The evolving offensive player

    Tommy Dee | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram Word out of Chicago is that Derrick Rose is no stranger to saying things like he did the other day, which made headlines across the basketball world. In essence, Rose compared the Knicks to the Golden State Warriors in that he feels the Knicks have also built a "super team." In order for the Knicks to be "super" Rose, himself, has to be superlative, and judging from his confidence, he just may end up being healthy enough to be that good. We've seen Rose's best, but can Rose return to the Russell Westbrook-esque athlete he was as a young player in the NBA? That remains to be seen, but if he does the league needs to watch out. Young Derrick Rose,

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  • Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

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  • MLS Snapshot: Portland Timbers 1-2 LA Galaxy (video)

    The game in 100 words (or less): The LA Galaxy are firing on all cylinders these days, having extended their winning streak to four games (six games unbeaten) with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Saturday. The win sees Bruce Arena’s side move to within two and five points of the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield-leading Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas, respectively (the two sides face one another later on Saturday), while the Timbers miss out on their chance to jump two places, up to fourth, in the West. Back to Saturday’s game, Robbie Keane bagged the 80th goal of his time in MLS (to go with 44 assists, bringing the Irishman’s impressive

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  • Greg Biffle’s Brickyard hopes end early after wreck

    Greg Biffle‘s hopes of a strong finish in the Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard ended abruptly when his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion was involved in a single-car wreck on Lap 52. “We blew a right-front tire and went straight into the fence,” Biffle said afterward.  “We were either real loose or real tight, and we just couldn’t get the balance right.  We’ve just got to get them to turn a little better.” Biffle subsequently added, “I don’t know what happened.  The right-front went down at the end of the straightaway.  That’s the worst possible place, but unfortunately it happened.”

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  • Red Sox analyst Remy struck by monitor as wind causes havoc

    “The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club,” general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. The White Sox clubhouse was open to reporters for only 20 minutes before it was closed for a team meeting before the game. Manager Robin Ventura did not discuss the incident later in his pregame availability. Right-hander Matt Albers started in Sale’s place and the White Sox planned to use multiple relievers.

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  • Johnny Cueto annoyed with Royals after White House snub

    Johnny Cueto played a key role in the Royals World Series win, but wasn’t invited to the White House celebration. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

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  • Georgia Southern vacates three wins from 2013-14 seasons

    Georgia Southern has vacated three wins from the 2013-14 seasons stemming from a two-year investigation into its football program, the school has announced. The violations occurred when the Eagles played an ineligible athlete in three games over those seasons. The wins came against Savannah State and St. Francis in 2013 and Louisiana-Monroe in 2014. Georgia Southern’s 2014 Sun Belt championship will not be impacted by the ruling. “While it is disappointing to vacate these three victories, we get to put this chapter behind us,” Georgia Southern AD Tom Kleinlein said in a statement. “The student-athletes on this year’s football team, and teams moving forward, are not affected by the NCAA’s ruling

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  • There is a report about Islanders eyeing a new arena in Nassau, too

    The New York Islanders’ new owners claim that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is “our home,” yet there are all kinds of rumors going around about where they may settle. Things really heated up with talks of moving next to the New York Mets with a new arena in Queens, but apparently that’s not all. New York Newsday reports that the Islanders have met “several times” with the New York Racing Association to build a new arena in Belmont. This would mean that the Islanders would (wait for it) bring the team back to the Nassau area. It was emphasized that such talks were in early stages and that the ownership group is “weighing multiple options, including remaining in Brooklyn.” When it came to the rumors

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  • Chris Bosh's Playing Future Reportedly May Depend On Whether He Continues Taking Blood Thinners

    No one in the NBA is going through quite what Chris Bosh is. After two straight seasons cut short by sudden rare medical issues, Bosh is at a crossroads with his body, his team, and blood-thinning medications. A new report from the Miami Herald makes clear that Bosh is eager to return to the court, as he has been during this whole process.

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  • 2016 NFL Preview: Jets' quarterback issue clouds everything else

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. When these rankings were set, I had no idea what to do with the New York Jets. The Ryan Fitzpatrick standoff is one of the stranger ones I can remember.

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  • DeMar DeRozan didn’t meet with Lakers because he wanted “legacy of my own in Toronto”

    DeMar DeRozan was going to be one of the Lakers’ free agent targets last summer — an All-Star wing who could come home to Los Angeles and slide right into Kobe Bryant‘s now vacant spot in the rotation. But like the Lakers’ other top targets — Kevin Durant, Hassam Whiteside, etc. — the Lakers didn’t even get a meeting. Durant’s reasoning was expected: “I really respect their team. I just thought they were a couple years away from where I wanted to be.” DeRozan went another path — he loves Toronto and wants to carve out a legacy there, as he told Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily recently: “When you have an opportunity to go home, that’s something that certainly would cross your mind. But it

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  • What does Sunderland managerial change mean for USMNT’s, Spurs’ Yedlin?

    DeAndre Yedlin left the United States for England in January 2015, the latest step in a career trajectory simply described as “Up”. Yedlin, now 23, acclimated to life in the Premier League before making a late season appearance with Tottenham to close the 2014-15 season. The next year saw him force into Sam Allardyce‘s Sunderland lineup, transforming his defensive acumen in a way that few USMTN fans could deny during this summer’s Copa America Centenario (That pesky red card aside). But not only is Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League, but Yedlin’s manager at Sunderland is gone. What does this mean for Yedlin? Let’s consider three primary options: Sunderland still buys him — New manager David

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  • Mets take series from Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Mets take series from Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason Steven Matz pitched six scoreless innings to snap a nine-start winless streak and the Mets finished their nine-game road trip with a winning record after blanking the Marlins, 3-0, on Sunday at Marlins Park. In case you missed it… Matz (8-6) earned his first win in nearly two months, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six. The southpaw had not won since he defeated the Nationals back on May 25. Jose Reyes opened the scoring with a two-out, RBI triple in the third inning off Marlins starter Jose Urena. The Mets tacked on two more in the eighth on consecutive RBI singles from Yoenis Cespedes and James Loney. Michael Conforto

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