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KOBE - MAY 30: David Beckham of England during his press conference at the FA's media centre in Awaji Shima island, Tsuna Town, Japan on May 30, 2002. England are preparing for their opening World Cup match against Sweden on June 2. (Photo Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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  • One of James Harden's teammates promises he'll play defense this season

    Despite making four straight All-Star teams and scoring at an elite level for a team that made the Western Conference Finals just 15 months ago, Harden is known as a player with effort issues and the sort of temperament that might not be suited to leading a contender. Luckily, this upcoming season offers a fresh opportunity for Harden and the Rockets to win over the hearts and minds of basketball fans. Dwight Howard is gone, free agents Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon are around to provide help, and Mike D’Antoni is in as head coach.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Miami dismisses Jermaine Grace, Al-Quadin Muhammad for NCAA violations

    (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) Miami has dismissed two of its best defensive players from the program. The school announced Saturday that both defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and linebacker Jermaine Grace “have been permanently dismissed for violating NCAA

    Dr. Saturday
  • Rangers pitcher gets arrested for drunk driving, urinates on himself

    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested for DWI after an early Friday morning traffic stop that, according to authorities, was equal parts dangerous and embarrassing. [Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now] Take it away, Dallas

    Big League Stew
  • Arsenal finally splashing cash with Shkodran Mustafi, Lucas Perez

    German international Shkodran Mustafi will finally provide the center back cover Arsenal has needed for a long while. LONDON, England – “We are working on the deals,” Arsenal Arsene Wenger announced on Friday when specifically asked about the transfers of German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish forward Lucas Perez. Wenger added, “Will we sign anybody before the end of the transfer window?

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  • The deeper implications of the A.J. Ellis trade

    The trade of a light-hitting backup catcher is normally about as inconsequential as it gets. The trade of A.J. Ellis by the Dodgers to the Phillies, however, is anything but that. Indeed, it may be the public manifestation of long-simmering, well, maybe “feud” is too strong a word, but a definite butting of heads between the team’s front office and its best player. While almost all of the clubhouse drama in Los Angeles has surrounded a talented but aggravating corner outfielder currently toiling in the minors, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times wrote last night that the Ellis trade could very well be seen as the front office’s shot across Clayton Kershaw‘s bow: Kershaw’s preference of Ellis

    HardballTalk
  • Little League World Series Reaches Final Four

    ABC News' Sara Haines reports the latest on the race for the championship.

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  • 49ers release nine players, including WR Simpson

    The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have released the following nine players: WR DiAndre Campbell, RB Kendall Gaskins,DL Darren Lake, K John Lunsford,LB Wynton McManis, OL Blake Muir, OL Ian Silberman, WR Jerome Simpson and CB Cleveland Wallace. Additionally, the team announced they have placed WR Eric Rogers on the Injured Reserve List. The 49ers roster currently stands at 79 and must be trimmed to 75 by 1:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, August 30. San Francisco 49ers media services 

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  • Report says rest of NFL 'laughing at' Chargers over Bosa holdout

    Let’s be clear: Both sides are to blame for the Joey Bosa holdout. Bosa hasn’t signed because of offset language and the timing of his signing bonus, and the Chargers turned it into a public battle this week by making details of negotiations public. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman wrote that he talked to unnamed NFL general managers and there was “unanimity” that the Chargers were to blame.

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  • John Wall Defended Himself On Twitter After A Report Claimed He Was Jealous Of Players' Salaries

    It’s been a bit of a rough week for John Wall. First, he essentially admitted that he and Bradley Beal don’t really like playing with each other, says that Wall is holding a grudge against other players’ salaries and shoe deals, and that it was what caused him to reject a recent $7.5 million per year offer from adidas.

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  • Hamilton gets another fresh power unit, up to 30-place grid penalty for Spa

    Lewis Hamilton has taken another fresh power unit ahead of the second Formula 1 practice session in Belgium on Friday, causing his grid penalty to rise to 30 places. Hamilton confirmed on Thursday that he would be taking a grid penalty at Spa for exceeding the number of permitted engine components for the season. The F1 drivers’ championship leader was forced to make unplanned changes earlier in the year due to issues on his power unit, making a grid drop inevitable later in the season. Mercedes confirmed on Friday morning that Hamilton had taken a fresh power unit for first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, before taking the decision to take another new one for FP2 in the afternoon. Hamilton

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  • 76ers, Jazz complete salary-based trade

    The Jazz plan to waive Kendall Marshall. In a deal constructed around salary-cap maneuvering, the Philadelphia 76ers sent guard Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for center Tibor Pleiss, two second-round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed Saturday, league sources told The Vertical.

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  • Searching for tight end value in Fantasy Football drafts

    Let’s complete our analytics-based positional analysis this fantasy football draft season by focusing on tight ends and market share in order to hopefully find some sleepers and avoid some busts. A key is that the offensive system in place is not different this year, which hurts, for example, the market-share projection for Delanie Walker given that new OC Terry Robiskie is coming from an offense that threw 15.9 percent of passes to Atlanta tight ends last year.

    Michael Salfino
  • Aly Raisman's Best Stress-Buster: Simone Biles

    "It's going to be crazy," Raisman said. As watchers of the Olympics observed over the past few weeks, Raisman, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian, and Laurie Hernandez are each other's consummate fans. "We have to be close," Raisman, who served as the team's captain in both 2012 and 2016, explained.

    Elle
  • Gary Sanchez leading Yankees resurgence with historic start

    New York Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez is officially making history while helping lead a team resurgence that few outside the Yankees organization saw coming. In Friday’s 14-4 win against the Orioles, Sanchez went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Overall, Sanchez now has 10 homers in 22 games, which is a power feat only accomplished by two other players.

    Big League Stew
  • Carlos Ruiz leaves a goodbye note for the Phillies

    And then there was one. One player from the 2008 World Series champs, that is. Ryan Howard likely isn’t going anywhere so he’ll be the last one to turn the lights off, but today Carlo Ruiz bid adieu to the Phillies following his trade to Los Angeles. Lost in all of the emotions the Dodgers are reported to be feeling about A.J. Ellis leaving is the fact that Ruiz was one of the most beloved Phillies players ever, by both his teammates and their fans. Yesterday Roy Halladay penned a heartfelt goodbye to Ruiz, suggesting that he was every bit as essential to his and the Phillies’ success as Ellis has been to Clayton Kershaw (and in pure baseball production, obviously, quite more).

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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Tampa Bay Lightning

    The Lightning may have ended the season short of its second ever playoff berth in the then-26 team league, but the promise for the future was there in a lot of ways. The Bolts had just played their first season in their new arena (then known as Ice Palace, now known as Amalie Arena) with roster talent a solid mix of NHL veterans and up-and-coming young talent, such as #77 Chris Gratton.

    Puck Daddy
  • Watch Bobby Wood score his first Bundesliga goal in his Hamburg debut

    Bobby Wood celebrates Hamburg’s opening goal against Ingolstadt. It’ll still be worthwhile checking on Fabian Johnson at Borussia Moenchengladbach, center back John Brooks at Hertha Berlin, the rebirth of Julian Green at Bayern Munich and injury comebacks of strikers Aron Johannsson at Werder Bremen and Terrence Boyd at newly promoted Leipzig.

    FC Yahoo
  • Carmelo Anthony went to a corner store in a monogrammed robe with a stack of cash

    (Alex Brandon/AP) Carmelo Anthony is just like all of us — when he has to make a quick run to the corner store, he doesn't feel like getting dressed up. As evidenced by his wife LaLa's Instagram video Thursday night, when lounging around the house,

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  • Three things to watch when the Jets play the Giants

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Battle of the Backups remains the most intriguing thing about an otherwise quiet Jets camp this summer. With stability almost everywhere when it comes to the starting lineup, there's still nothing but uncertainty on the depth chart behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. And it seems doubtful if there'll be much more clarity after the game against the Giants on Saturday. Fitzpatrick will start, of course, and play most, if not all, of the first half. And that will leave Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and still-unused rookie Christian Hackenberg fighting for scraps. "It's hard to get three quarterbacks in the second half," Jets head coach Todd

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  • Really? Online petition started to change name of Durant, Oklahoma, to Westbrook.

    Durant, Oklahoma, is a city of just more than 15,000 people in the southern part of the state. It is the capital of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and it was named after its Choctaw founder, Dixon Durant. But some people in Oklahoma are not high on the name Durant, lately. Kevin Durant decided to bolt the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors this summer, and some Thunder fans feel betrayed. Understandably. Durant was well within his rights, but if you’re a Thunder fan and you’re not hurt by this it would be strange. Still, you have to hope what follows is satire. It reads like it. Oklahoma’s Ryan Nazari created a Change.org petition asking the city of Durant be renamed the city

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  • Jason Kipnis wants no part of Rougned Odor after hard slide

    No matter how well he plays this season, it will be tough for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor to shake his reputation as the guy who punched Jose Bautista in the face. For all we know, Odor could be the nicest guy in the world. On the field,

    Big League Stew
  • Sprint Cup starting lineup at Michigan International Speedway

    Joey Logano will attempt to complete the season sweep of Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Just as he did in June, Logano will start on the pole in the Pure Michigan 400. The No. 22 was the only Ford to qualifying in the top five. Kevin Harvick, seeking his second consecutive win, will start fourth. Alex Bowman, driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, starts sixth. The 200-lap race can be seen on NBCSN, beginning with Countdown to Green at 1:30 p.m. ET.

    NASCAR Talk
  • CYCLING: Vuleta a Espana: Stage 8 highlights

    Sergey Lagutin picked up his first ever Grand Tour stage win, beating Domont and Perrig Quemeneur to the line on stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana

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  • Wild Card race is on, and Mets are still in it

    Matthew Cerrone | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Last night was a much-needed, awesome win against the Cardinals, who now lead the second Wild Card slot by 3.5 games over the Mets -- with the Marlins and Pirates in between. It's also worth noting that the Giants, who have lost 8 of their last 11 games, now lead the Cardinals by just one loss for the top Wild Card spot. The point is, despite all of the above teams stumbling through August, the Wild Card race is on in full effect, with five teams -- including the Mets -- eyeing two spots with 35 games to go. The Mets arrived in San Francisco last Thursday having lost two of three to the D-backs, two games under .500 and six games back of the Cardinals.

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  • Tyler Eifert gives a timetable for his return from ankle surgery

    When Tyler Eifert started jogging this week he said he was hoping to play in the Cincinnati Bengals’ regular-season opener. A more realistic timetable was given on Friday. The Bengals’ tight end should be able to return from ankle surgery sometime about Week 4-6.

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