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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Danica Patrick's week at Daytona

One year after becoming the first woman to start from the Daytona 500 pole, Danica Patrick returns to the storied race still looking for her first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory.

  • Rory McIlroy: No-cut rule helped Tiger Woods win so many WGCs

    At the pinnacle of his career, Tiger Woods dominated the World Golf Championships, winning an incredible 18 of them from 1999-2013. No other player is even remotely close to that tally, with Dustin Johnson and Geoff Ogilvy a distant T-2 with three each. Rory McIlroy, who has two WGCs to his name, said Wednesday ahead of this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions that Woods was a beneficiary of the no-cut nature of the tournaments.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • It looks like Brock Osweiler made a mistake leaving the Broncos this offseason

    Brock Osweiler talked on Monday night about how much he loved the Denver Broncos, and it felt sincere. The Denver fans don’t love him anymore, not after he left them as a free agent for a big payday with the Houston Texans. “They meant a lot to me,” Osweiler said.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Tim Tebow answered Stephen A. Smith's dumb question with a riveting inspirational speech

    Hate on Tim Tebow all you want, but there’s no denying he’s one of the most motivational guys in sports — period. On Tuesday he appeared with Stephen A. Smith on First Take and dropped the best speech you’ll hear all week. When he was criticized for taking a long shot at making an MLB roster, Tebow dropped the hammer.

    SB Nation
  • LeBron James gave the Indians a nice gift before the World Series

    There’s a lot of pressure on the Cleveland Indians as the team sits just four wins away from breaking a lengthy World Series drought. If anyone can understand what the club is going through right now, it would have to be Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. James and the Cavs were in a similar spot just months ago, and managed to bring the first sports championship to Cleveland in years.

    Big League Stew
  • Bill Belichick Ripping Into Tom Brady ‘Set The Tone’ For Chad Johnson With Patriots

    A lot of successful coaches ensure no player gets away with any special treatment. If the star player is criticized in front of the team, everyone notices and doesn’t fool around. Famous Boston Celtics head coach Red Auerbach did this, too. He would rip legendary center Bill Russell on purpose during practice to make a point that everyone had to be held accountable. It appears New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t afraid to lay into his own star players, as former Patriot wide receiver Chad Johnson explained during an appearance on FOX Sports 1 program “Undisputed” earlier this week. “First day, team meeting. Everyone’s coming in and Belichick puts on — first day, no greeting —

    New England Sports Network
  • Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly disappointed in AD's vote of confidence

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday he was disappointed that athletic director Jack Swarbrick had to give him a vote of confidence last Friday. Notre Dame started the season ranked in the top 10, but are now 2-5 coming off a bye week and the groans about the coaching situation have been persistent. “Brian will lead this team out of the tunnel opening day next year,” Swarbrick said.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Melvin Gordon on supporting Wisconsin

    The former Wisconsin Badger and current San Diego Chargers running back spoke to Yahoo Sports about his college team.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Denny Hamlin's secret weapon?

    "Finally he was able to catch his breath enough to key the mic and say 'I'm hurt.' That's all we got out of him," says Lambert. In the driver's seat – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin claimed his first career Daytona 500 win in February 2016. In the driver's seat – Hamlin's crew chief is Michael Wheeler, pictured left. "We worry about safety more than performance and durability," says Wheeler. In the driver's seat – "What I love about racing really is the competition of it," says Hamlin. Pictured here he celebrates his win at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 with a burnout in August 2016. In the driver's seat – "We have some of the greatest athletes in the world that have come to

  • Unhappy 49ers fan edits Trent Baalke's Wikipedia page

    The San Francisco 49ers might be the worst team in the NFL. Yes, the Cleveland Browns are winless, but taking a glance at the 49ers roster, there’s not a lot there. As The Mercury-News discovered on Monday, someone did some … creative editing to Baalke’s Wikipedia page.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Manny Pacquiao wants rematch with Floyd Mayweather

    Manny Pacquiao has a welterweight championship fight upcoming against Jessie Vargas in less than two weeks, but it would seem he has his sights set on a much bigger bout. Pacquiao still wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Freddie Roach, who trains Pacquiao, told Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times this week that he recently informed CBS executive chairman Les Moonves that Pacman wants to fight Mayweather again next year. Roach says he asked Moonves if he could help make the rematch happen. “Let’s do it again,” Moonves said, according to Roach. “Can you deliver Mayweather?” Roach asked. “Yes,” Moonves said, according to Roach. Pugmire was told by a source that Pacquiao actually called

  • You Need To Read These Stories About Marshawn Lynch From His Former Seattle Teammates

    Just watch his episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls for proof of all of this. The Seattle Times caught up with a few guys on Seattle’s roster and asked for their favorite Marshawn stories. My first week here, we were outside on the field, and I was talking to Justin Forsett.

  • NBA's Morris Twins -- Sued For Alleged Basketball Court Beatdown

    Marcus and Markieff Morris have been sued by a man who claims the NBA star twin brothers beat him to a bloody pulp during a 2015 incident ... and now he's messed up physically and emotionally.  The man behind the lawsuit is Erik Hood -- who says he went to a youth basketball game in Phoenix in January 2015 because he's friends with one of the coaches ... only to be attacked by the Morris brothers after the game.  In the suit, filed by David Gammill of Geragos & Geragos, Hood says the Morris bros -- along with 3 other men -- had "formulated a joint plan to attack" ... and then executed it after the game.  Hood says one of the men said to him, "(expletive), you know what time it is" -- and then

  • The Cubs were so bad in Game 1 that Cleveland police are worried

    The Chicago Cubs turned in a disappointing performance during their 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series. Corey Kluber and the Indians’ big, bad bullpen completely dominated Chicago’s bats, giving up just seven hits over nine shutout innings. While that would normally be good news to the people of Cleveland, one local group seemed a bit concerned about the Cubs’ offensive struggles in Game 1. The Cubs’ bats no-showed so hard that the Cleveland police department tweeted that they filed a missing persons report for them.

    Big League Stew
  • Rumor: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope demanding more than $20 million annually to sign contract extension with Pistons

    Pistons owner Tom Gores said he’d pay the luxury tax if a contract extension for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put Detroit over next season. Yet, Caldwell-Pope hasn’t signed an extension with the deadline six days away. What will it take? Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: There was gossip over the summer that it would take a deal worth north of $20 million per year to get Caldwell-Pope’s signature. That’s not an unreasonable demand. It’s up to Caldwell-Pope whether he’d accept less in exchange for more security, but I think he’d get even more as a restricted free agent next summer – maybe even a max contract, which projects to start at more than $24 million. Caldwell-Pope is a good shooting guard

  • How Aly Raisman and Simone Biles used their 'imperfect' bodies to win 11 Olympic medals

    NEW YORK - Aly Raisman reached out her fist and unfolded her fingers, holding her hand out perfectly flat. "Gymnasts are supposed to look like this," she said, "like stick figures; having a butt is bad in gymnastics." She turned to Simone Biles, her U.S. teammate sitting next to her, and lets out a laugh. "It's true!" the 19 year-old said, giggling. Biles and Raisman aren't like regular gymnasts. They're the best two in the world, for a start. Raisman, the U.S. gymnastics team captain in 2016, added to her three medal-haul from London 2012 with a gold and two silvers in Rio. She was only bettered by Biles, the teenage phenomenon who walked away from her debut Olympics with four gold medals and

    USA Today
  • LSU CB commit Kary Vincent Jr. headlines targets visiting Texas over weekend

    When undefeated and No.8-ranked Baylor heads south down I-35 to visit the 40 Acres this weekend, so too will a handful of notable Texas targets from around the state. Here’s a look at the prospects Texas is set to host as the ‘Horns look to get back to .500 on the season with their second top-10 victory of the season and second consecutive win over the Bears. 2017 Kary Vincent Jr. - 4-star CB - Port Arthur Memorial - LSU commit 2018 Jordan Moore - 4-star WR - Yoakum Dayven Coleman - 3-star S - West Mesquite Tyrick James - 3-star TE - China Spring Payne He’Bert - Unranked OL - Pearland 2019 Deondre Dansby - Unranked CB - Denton Guyer The most notable recruit set to visit the 40 Acres over the

    Burnt Orange Nation
  • Jets place Geno Smith on IR, sign Taiwan Jones

    The Jets have placed QB Geno Smith on injured reserve and signed LB Taiwan Jones, the team announced Wednesday.  Smith, who started Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Ravens, suffered a tear in the ACL of his right knee during the second quarter and was replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick. In his first start since Week 17 in 2014, Smith was 4-for-8 for 95 yards and also threw for one touchdown.  Jones, 22, had worked out with the Jets on Tuesday. The linebacker originally signed with the Jets in 2015 and was active for the team's final three games in 2015, but was part of the final roster cuts before this season.  The team also announced they signed LB Rehard Cliett and C Kyle Friend to the practice

  • Jeremy Lin donates $1 million to Harvard

    Jeremy Lin is in Boston Wednesday for the Nets opener vs. the Celtics. It’s a bit of a second home for him, having played college ball at Harvard. And he made some news, non-Nets news, while there. Lin announced a $1 million gift to Harvard in support of undergraduate financial aid and renovations to the College’s basketball arena. “Without question, my time at Harvard prepared me well for success both on and off the court,” said Lin. “I’m honored to put that same world-class education in reach for deserving students and to support improvements to the facilities where I spent countless hours practicing and competing.” Lin played four years for the Crimson (2006–10), served as team captain his

  • Georges St-Pierre Addresses Fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 206

    UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping dropped a bomb on the MMA world recently, saying he had agreed to a fight with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 206. Now, St-Pierre is weighing in on the potential fight. Bisping on Tuesday tweeted, “@GeorgesStPierre, we all want more money.

    MMA Weekly
  • Snap totals point to which tight end the Steelers could release if Ladarius Green is activated

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have a predicament on their hands when the team comes out of the bye week and starts preparing for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. Some might think the predicament is whether Ladarius Green is ready to be activated to the 53-man roster yet, a task they have 21 days to officially do, but the real question is not if, but when, Green is activated, who becomes the odd man out at the tight end position? The current tight end depth chart reads as follows (in no particular order): Jesse James Xavier Grimble David Johnson There is no debate about Jesse James. The 2015 5th round draft pick has been the main man at the tight end position, routinely playing more than 90-percent of

    Behind the Steel Curtain
  • Fan dies after fall of 30-50 feet at Broncos' stadium

    DENVER -- A fan who fell 30 to 50 feet while leaving Sports Authority Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos game Monday night has died. The Denver County medical examiner's office made the announcement, saying the fan died Monday night after being taken to a hospital. The Broncos identified the man as Jason Coy in a statement released on Tuesday. "The Denver Broncos are extremely saddened to learn that Jason Coy, the fan who fell over a stairwell railing at Monday night's game, has passed away," the Broncos said in a statement. "Providing a safe, enjoyable environment for guests at Sports Authority Field at Mile High is the top priority for the Broncos and [Stadium Management Company].

    ABC News
  • Harvard soccer team member’s sexually explicit ‘scouting report’ ranked female players

    Harvard University officials condemned a “scouting report,” reported by the Harvard Crimson, in which a member of the 2012 men’s soccer team ranked the sexual attractiveness of the women’s team recruits in explicit terms. The Crimson article concluded that it appeared to be an annual tradition, based on email exchanges, with descriptions and photos of the women including not only their positions on the team but suggested sexual positions as well. The report became public in the midst of debate over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about groping women, which elicited outrage from some after he described the conversation as “locker room talk,” and at a time of intense scrutiny of the issue of sexual assault on campuses nationwide. Nearly 300 colleges are being investigated by the federal government for possible mishandling of sexual assault complaints, and high-profile cases at Stanford, Yale, Baylor and many other schools have generated public interest far beyond the campus community.

    Washington Post
  • Eagles reportedly looking to trade for Alshon Jeffery

    Since the Chicago Bears are currently mired in a 1-6 season and Alshon Jeffery is a pending unrestricted free agent playing on a franchise tag, all options are being considered regarding the 26-year-old receiver. According to Benjamin Allbright as well as Jason La Canfora, the Philadelphia Eagles are working to push through a trade for Jeffery by the November 1st deadline at 4:00 p.m. ET. If the deal was to be completed, the Eagles would need to “work out a long term deal” and a mid-round pick would come back to the Bears as compensation. Philadelphia is also rumored to be in on San Francisco 49ers receiver, Torrey Smith, who has never seemed to be a quality fit with head coach Chip Kelly’s offense and the 49ers.

    Windy City Gridiron
  • Who starts at short for the Nationals in 2017? Trea Turner? Danny Espinosa?

    Dusty Baker summed up the frustration some fans felt with shortstop Danny Espinosa when the Washington Nationals’ skipper was asked during the NLDS why he stuck with the struggling infielder throughout a rough second half and into the postseason. “It's not the first time this has happened this year,” Baker said, after his shortstop went 0 for 3 with three Ks and six left on base in Game 1 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, “but then Espinosa can turn around and hit the next pitch out of the ballpark.” “That's what's kind of frustrating when you don't know -- he was swinging at balls, you know, out of the zone, and then balls in the zone he wasn't catching up to it. His swing was long tonight.” So

    Federal Baseball
  • Sam Hinkie's moves are starting to look really smart

    Everything is coming up Sam Hinkie. After the Philadelphia 76ers nudged Hinkie off his front office throne last spring, he repotted his family to Silicon Valley to snowboard and guest lecture at Stanford. Meanwhile, what he built in Philly is taking form.

    SB Nation