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  • Jordan Spieth in New Role as U.S. Anchor at Ryder Cup

    It may be peculiar how much the Ryder Cup matters, but it does. "Honestly, I think we're just tired of being told that we haven't won in a while," Jordan Spieth said at his press conference Tuesday. Before that, it had been nine years. European players get asked about their Ryder Cup triumphs; American players get asked about their Ryder Cup shortcomings.

    Golf
  • Mets bats reignite in blowout of Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes hit two-run homers in consecutive innings and Noah Syndergaard showed no ill-effects of his strep throat as the Mets routed the Marlins, 12-1, on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.

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  • Cause of Ohio HS Football Player's Death Determined as Game Video Released

    The Ohio high school football player whose death came two days after he suffered a game-related injury died of peritonitis, or inflammation of the abdominal cavity lining, which resulted from a small-bowel laceration caused by blunt impact to his abdomen, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said. Andre Jackson’s autopsy was performed today, as video emerged showing his collision with an opposing team member in a game last week. In the video, Jackson, visible by his No. 48 jersey, can be seen attempting to retrieve the ball before he appears to be unintentionally kicked in his abdomen by a member of the Solon High School football team.

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  • Why Chelsea are no longer a world-class team

    After a desperately disappointing Premier League campaign that resulted in a below-par mid-table finish, Chelsea were looking to bounce back in this campaign. Chelsea have a billionaire owner, a recent history of success and a terrific manager, but they do not have a world-class team anymore.

    FC Yahoo
  • Arnold Palmer's Longtime Assistant on the Golf Legend's Life and Death: He Was a Great Golfer and Even Greater Man

    The title of Arnold Palmer's final memoir that's due out in a few weeks is called A Life Well Played, which couldn't be more appropriate, especially now in light of his passing Sunday at age 87. "His shoulder never healed and it started a bit of a downward spiral," his personal assistant for 50 years, Doc Giffin, tells PEOPLE. Palmer, the winner of 62 PGA Tour titles and seven major championships, could no longer play the game he loved so much, the game that had given the greenskeeper's son from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, so much.

    People
  • Brett Brown assures Nerlens Noel he’ll get paid if he plays inside

    As Nerlens Noel pointed out, the 76ers have too many young, talented big men – which is the biggest reason Philadelphia probably won’t extend Noel’s contract by the Oct. 31 deadline. That has to be a little disappointing for Noel, who didn’t ask to

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  • Mets sign a ball for a fan

    A young fan gets hit on the arm by a foul ball and the Mets take it, sign it and give it back to the boy along with a bat

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  • Jets need Fitzpatrick to step up following career-high six INTs

    The New York Jets need Ryan Fitzpatrick to play like he did in Week 2 when he threw for 374 yards as opposed to how he played on Sunday when he threw six interceptions in a 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  • Gretzky returns to NHL fold as official ambassador of centennial celebration

    The National Hockey League was founded on November 26, 1917. Almost ninety-nine years later, the commissioner of the league, Gary Bettman, was in Toronto to announce that Wayne Gretzky, arguably its greatest player ever, would be the official ambassador of its centennial celebration. For Gretzky, whose relationship with the NHL was tested during the Phoenix Coyotes’ bankruptcy proceedings in 2009, it marks a return to representing the league in an official capacity. (In 2013, he was reportedly paid around $8 million in a settlement.) “It’s a tremendous honor,” Gretzky said in a statement. “I’ve said this a million times that everything I have in my life is because of hockey and because of the

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Andre Drummond is using virtual reality to be a better FT shooter

    Andre may have picked the wrong VR program this morning. The NBA’s worst free throw shooters are marked men, assailed on all sides by intentional foulers and mocking fans alike. The likes of DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard will try pretty much anything to improve — practicing more, changing their shooting form in minor ways, and maybe even undergoing some kind of psychological counseling.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Week 4 quarterback rankings: Cam Newton ready to shine

    Cam Newton has faced some tough defenses early in the season, but could be in for a big game against the Atlanta Falcons. Make sure you have the advice you need to set a winning fantasy lineup by studying all the position rankings. [Week 4 rankings:

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  • Forde-Yard Dash: Which undefeated contenders will survive October?

    Because a whole bunch of undefeated teams are about to run into each other, at least theoretically helping whittle the College Football Playoff field to a manageable size. In the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee and Texas A&M meet for the first time as members of the same league. In the Big Ten, Wisconsin and Michigan square off for the first time since 2010, and the Badgers also face Ohio State after a two-year regular-season hiatus.

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  • Sam Allardyce out as England manager after 67 days

    After one game as England manager, Sam Allardyce has a 100 percent record and that’s how it will remain. Forever. On Tuesday the English FA confirmed that Allardyce, 61, was out as England’s manager after just 67 days in charge. Allardyce was at the center of a sensational undercover investigation by The Telegraph which was released on Monday and showed Allardyce talking with businessmen (who were actually reporters filming him secretly) about how to circumvent transfer rules. Key figures of the English FA were locked in meetings at Wembley Stadium all day Tuesday with many reports stating that Allardyce offered to resign. He wasn’t given the chance as the English FA released a statement which

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  • Artemi Panarin wants $6M per season on new deal: Report

    Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy last season and helped Patrick Kane to his Hart Trophy with outstanding play on their top line. According to the Chicago Tribune, Panarin is seeking a six-year deal with in excess of $6 million per season. Panarin’s agent, Tom Lynn, said last week that the sides were in discussions on a new deal for the winger, who will be a restricted free agent following the 2016-17 season.

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  • Draymond Green says he will stand for anthem, criticism of Kaepernick “ridiculous”

    At the same time, expect all those guys to back Collin Kaepernick and others who have done these protests. The latest example came from the Golden State Warriors media day and Draymond Green. Here is what he said in a passionate talk about the protests, via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News.

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  • The Nominees for PGA Tour Player of the Year Are In

    Who will take home the PGA Tour's last honor of the season? Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, and Henrik Stenson were nominated for the Player of the Year award on Tuesday, with Johnson leading as the favorite. The nominees for Rookie of the Year are Smylie Kaufman, Emiliano Grillo, and Si Woo Kim.

    Golf
  • Why Anthony's leadership qualities will be tested early on

    While the New York Knicks boast a new-look team and have to deal with Derrick Rose's rape case, it will be up to Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Hornacek to keep the team focused.

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  • Indians defeat Tigers, clinch AL Central for first division title since 2007

    The Indians beat the Tigers 7-4 at Comerica Park on Monday night, clinching the AL Central for their first division title since 2007. Starter Corey Kluber lasted only four innings before exiting with right groin tightness, but the Indians were able to overcome the adversity. Coco Crisp gave the Indians their first two runs with a two-run home run in the second inning off of starter Buck Farmer. The Tigers would promptly tie the game on a two-run homer by J.D. Martinez in the bottom half of the inning. In the fifth, an RBI double by Jason Kipnis and a sacrifice fly by Mike Napoli put the Tribe back on top 4-2. The Tigers answered once again with a Miguel Cabrera RBI single in the bottom half to

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  • Jose Fernandez's best friend gives us another incredible on-field tribute

    Aledmys Diaz returned to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, his heart still full of grief, but with one swing in the fourth inning, he gave us another incredible tribute to Jose Fernandez. On Sunday, Diaz got the horrible news: Fernandez — who lived a few doors down when they were kids in their native Cuba, a friend so close he called him brother — had died in a boating accident. Outside of Fernandez’s teammates with the Miami Marlins, the news didn’t hit anyone in baseball harder than Diaz.

    Big League Stew
  • Rangers believe Zibanejad’s best is yet to come

    It’s plausible – yet not guaranteed – that Derick Brassard will be better next season than the player he was traded for, Mika Zibanejad. Plenty of New York Rangers fans are justified in being excited about the long-term impact of the move, and not merely because of the second-round pick they received in the swap. Zibanejad is a lot younger than Brassard. Even if Brassard ages well at 29, his Swedish trade counterpart is merely 23. The Rangers, quite reasonably, wonder if Zibanejad’s best days are still ahead of him. “He’s a younger player that our scouting staff and our management all felt he was on the upswing,” Vigneault said to the Rangers’ website. “The speed is there. The skill is there.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • T. Boone Pickens prefers Houston and SMU for Big 12 expansion, rips Boren, still not besties with Gundy

    If you though the rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State was strictly on the football field, think again. Bedlam reaches beyond the gridiron and now has T. Boone Pickens slinging mud at Oklahoma president David Boren. According to Kirk Bohls of The Austin American-Statesman, the Oklahoma State donor shared some comments about the Big 12 expansion saga that continues to drag its feet. Pickens reportedly prefers the Big 12 to add within the current Big 12 foot print by inviting Houston and SMU from the American Athletic Conference. That’s probably good news for fans of Houston and SMU, if they believe Boone’s influence carries any weight in this process (it doesn’t, but we don’t have to pour

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  • USMNT Pulisic on assist vs. Real Madrid: “There’s no better feeling”

    Christian Pulisic continued his fairytale rise up through the ranks of the soccer world on Tuesday as the 18-year-old jumped off the bench and notched a crucial assist as Borussia Dortmund scored a late equalizer in the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid. Trailing the reigning European champions heading into the final few minutes at home in their Group F game, Pulisic picked up the ball on the right flank (see video below) and drove towards Real’s defense. Dortmund’s fans went nuts and so did Pulisic.

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  • Is Ralph Krueger the man to defeat Canada juggernaut?

    There are similarities between Ralph Krueger and Mike Babcock. “We’re both fanatic water skiers, so we compare our best water ski results on a regular basis, and that’s all we’ve talked about when we run into each other here,” said Krueger, head coach of Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey.

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  • MLB Power Rankings - Can the Cubs maintain their reign in October?

    Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown gives his take on the Chicago Cubs’ prospects heading into the post-season.

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  • Report: Panarin wants six-year deal from ‘Hawks, at least $6M per season

    Artemi Panarin is looking to cash in on his Calder-winning campaign. Chicago’s prized Russian sniper and the reigning rookie of the year, Panarin is reportedly seeking a six-year contract extension “worth more than $6 million per season,” per the Chicago Tribune. Nobody’s arguing that Panarin isn’t worth the money — he’s 24, and coming off a 30-goal, 77-point campaign — but people are wondering how the ‘Hawks can afford him.

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