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Explosion at Boston Marathon Finish

Explosion at the Boston Marathon

Dozens of people have been seriously injured after two reported explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

  • ESPN anchor uses unfortunate metaphor to explain Charlie Strong's job status at Texas

    When ESPN’s Adnan Virk used an ill-advised metaphor to talk about coach Charlie Strong’s situation at Texas, the Twitter backlash was swift. Virk, who was hosting ESPN’s College Scoreboard, told co-hosts Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell, “It’s getting awfully

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  • Olympic gold medal swimmer thanks fan who spotted suspicious mole

    One fan saw something and said something, leading to a very grateful response from an Olympic swimmer.  Australian gold medalist Mack Horton posted on social media thanking an anonymous fan for contacting his team doctor about a suspicious mole on his chest. "Shout out to the person that emailed the swim team doctor and told me to get my mole checked out," he wrote. "Good call. Very good call." In the photo, a bandage covers Horton's chest, but he did not specify whether the mole was found to be malignant or not.  According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they're 70, almost all due to exposure to the sun. Horton, who is 20, won gold

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  • Pep Guardiola discusses Manchester City's 1-1 draw

    After 45 minutes in the dressing room, Pep Guardiola emerged to discuss Man City's 1-1 draw with Southampton. Despite moving to the top of the league, Guardiola did not seem happy following the match.

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  • SportsFlash - Giants beats Rams in London

    Yahoo Sports takes a look at sports' top stories including New York's win overseas, Ohio State slides in the AP poll and Chelsea crushes Manchester United.

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  • NASCAR Saturday schedule at Talladega Superspeedway

    Both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series are back on track today at Talladega Superspeedway. The Truck Series will start the day with qualifying followed by the fred’s 250. It is the first elimination race in the Truck Chase and will cut the field from eight to six. The Sprint Cup Series will end the day by setting the field for their second Chase elimination. The Hellmann’s 500 will be held Sunday. Here is the Saturday schedule: (All times are Eastern) 9 a.m. – Truck Series garage open 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 10 a.m. – Truck Series driver/crew chief meeting 10:30 a.m. – Truck Series qualifying; single vehicle/two rounds (Fox Sports 1) 12:30 p.m. –

    NASCAR Talk
  • Christian Pulisic salvages draw for Dortmund day after Barcelona link emerges

    Christian Pulisic scored the tying goal in injury time. Muted by the worldwide hack on Friday was the shocking news of Barcelona (yes, that Barcelona) scouting Christian Pulisic (yes, that Christian Pulisic). The report from Spain found its way to the United States, but it didn’t get quite the holy-smokes-can-you-believe-this reaction it would’ve received if American Soccer Twitter had not been so rudely interrupted.

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  • Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell details plan for Seahawks

    The Arizona Cardinals player chats with Michele Tafoya about Chandler Jones, the team's plan for the Seahawks, how the absence of Marshawn Lynch is helpful and Calais' voice.

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  • The tragic story of the champion Jewish fencer who fought for Hitler

    She represented Germany at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics, bringing home a gold medal. Four years later, she competed in the Los Angeles Games. Two hours before her final matches, she learned that her boyfriend had died in a military training accident. She finished fifth. Mayer stayed in California and attended college for international law, hoping to perhaps become a diplomat for her country one day. In 1933, Hitler and the Nazi Party took power in Germany, and quickly set to work stripping away the rights of Jewish citizens — including Mayer, whose father was Jewish. Mayer’s membership in her hometown fencing club was revoked, and it became clear she could not return to Germany. The former

  • Report: When Kings hired George Karl, Rudy Gay greeted him with, ‘Welcome to basketball hell’

    The Kings were 18-34 when they hired George Karl in February 2015. They hadn’t made the playoffs in eight years. Sacramento fired coach Michael Malone earlier in the season, because – after a better start than anyone could’ve reasonably expected – the team slumped while its best player was out sick. The Kings gave the job to Tyrone Corbin and promised him the rest of the season, though they obviously reneged by hiring Karl. Owner Vivek Ranadivé declared he wanted a jazz director. The front office was chaotic, and general manager Pete D’Alessandro and special advisor Chris Mullin would soon depart. DeMarcus Cousins stewed. Rudy Gay had been in Sacramento barely a year, but he had the franchised

  • Lewis Hamilton Leads Mercedes F1 Smack Down in USGP Qualifying

    AMG Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole in the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The 31-year-old Brit turned a lap nearly a quarter second faster than his teammate, Nico Rosberg. That’s practically

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  • Alex Rodriguez nearly laughed when Pete Rose complimented Derek Jeter

    Alex Rodriguez cannot stop his face from making that look when Pete Rose starts complimenting Derek Jeter. Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, and Frank Thomas have been providing interesting commentary before and after the games, with A-Rod in particular standing out as a guy with deep baseball knowledge and a thoughtful approach. Of course, when you sit A-Rod and his thoughtful approach next to Pete Rose, king of the hot take, you’re bound to get a few strange and uncomfortable moments.

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  • The Jimmy Vesey show leads Rangers over Capitals

    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin had the big highlight early in the game on Saturday night, but it was New York Rangers rookie Jimmy Vesey that ended up stealing the show. Vesey scored a pair of goals for the Rangers — the first multi-goal game of his career —  to help lead his team to a 4-2 win in Washington. Even though he had never played a game in the NHL before this season, Vesey was still one of the most sought after free agents this summer after he completed his college career at Harvard. He eventually signed an entry level deal with the Rangers, and given how much attention his free agency saga generated it seemed hard to believe that he could ever match the hype. Especially

  • This Vikings-Eagles skirmish is so heated, even the ref is throwing elbows

    Football referees have one of the toughest jobs in the world. This back judge was having NONE OF THAT when Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks started tussling in the end zone.

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  • Three reasons we shouldn't count out the Dodgers in the NLCS

    As the first pitch of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series nears, almost all of the focus is on the Chicago Cubs opportunity to make history, reverse curses and reach the franchise’s first World Series since 1945. If any team has needed a 48-hour break to clear its mind and perhaps even allow the pressure to shift to the other side, it’s this Dodgers squad.

    Big League Stew
  • Chelsea rout Manchester United 4-0 to ruin Jose Mourinho's return (Video)

    Jose Mourinho accomplished something on Sunday that he was incapable of doing last season as Chelsea manager: motivate Chelsea’s players. The return of the Special One to Stamford Bridge – for the first time since being fired last December – was all the inspiration the Blues needed as they rampaged to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Mourinho’s listless Manchester United. It took just 30 seconds for Chelsea to grab the lead.

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  • Taylor Swift ready to get into a F1 frame of mind Saturday at COTA

    If you’re a fan of both Formula One and singer Taylor Swift, you should be at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday. Swift will perform her only scheduled concert of 2016 after Saturday’s action concludes on the racetrack. To get her fans even more excited about the concert, Swift – who is apparently already in Austin for rehearsals – took to Instagram earlier this week and posted several videos. The first clip was a short scene showing Swift playing an acoustic guitar. The second clip, which she captioned “Band practice,” showed Swift and her band rocking out on her 2012 hit, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” And then the third Instagram clip shows an exuberant Swift

  • Women's Soccer Star Undergoes Surgery To Remove Brain Tumor

    Former U.S. women’s national team star Lauren Holiday had surgery on Thursday to remove a brain tumor. She was diagnosed with a benign, operable brain tumor in June while carrying her child with New Orleans Pelicans player Jrue Holiday, and doctors induced birth early to expedite surgery which was slated for Thursday. Many friends and fans sent well-wishes to Holiday on social media as she prepared to undergo surgery: At their game on Wednesday, USWNT players wore wristbands that said LH12, for Holiday’s initials and the number she wore on her jersey. Teammates still call her “Cheney,” which is her maiden name: There have been no updates from Holiday or her husband since the surgery and information

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  • Knicks' Jennings has chip on shoulder after 29 other teams passed on him

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive If it seemed as though the Knicks got themselves a bargain on Brandon Jennings (one-year, $5 million contract), it's because there wasn't much of a bidding war to be had. In a Q&A with Newsday, the guard said New York was the only team that offered him a contract this past offseason. "Actually I didn't get any offers from any other team but New York. A lot was because of my Achilles, nobody knew how healthy I was and things like that," Jennings confessed. His past injury is a difficult one to climb one's way back from. It's safe to say that even in a backup role with the Pistons and Magic last season, he never looked quite like himself. That surely worked

  • NASCAR confiscate parts from Martin Truex Jr.’s team

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR confirmed that confiscated front jack screws from the car of Martin Truex Jr. during pre-qualifying inspection Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, but crew chief Cole Pearn said the issue was unintentional. Motorsport.com first reported NASCAR’s actions. “It was just a stupid mistake,” Pearn said after Truex won the pole for Sunday’s race. “Obviously, you’re not trying to lower the center of gravity on just the left front corner of one part of the car seems kind of ridiculous to get spun out as much as control as it has so far.” NASCAR typically does not determine a penalty until the following week.

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  • Podcast: Joe Buck explains why he doesn’t actually hate your team

    This is The StewPod, our baseball podcast with a dash of pop culture. The 2016 World Series is right around the corner. While we wait to figure out just who will be playing the Cleveland Indians we know for sure that Joe Buck will be there.

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  • Even Dylan Larkin is fighting for the Red Wings now

    Something very strange has been happening in Detroit in the early parts of the 2016-17 season. The Red Wings … are fighting. A lot. This is a strange development because not only fighting has been rapidly decreasing across the league for several years now, but also because the Red Wings have been last in the league in fighting majors in 10 out of the past 11 seasons. The one year over that stretch they were not last (2012-13) they were 29th. Nobody fights less than these guys. In most of those years they never even reached double digits in fighting majors, and have only had eight in each of the past two seasons. But through the first five games this season they already have five of them, and

  • Michigan lined up in a 10-man centipede formation again

    Jim Harbaugh is unique. Michigan’s coaches don’t call it that -- they call it “trains” — but we’re not Michigan’s coaches. Needing two yards, Michigan came out with five linemen, three tight ends, a fullback, and a running back.

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  • Report: Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen could return to the Dodgers in 2017

    With their 2016 season and 11-game playoff run in the books, the Dodgers are refocusing their attention on the upcoming 2017 season. Two outstanding performers, third baseman Justin Turner and right-handed closer Kenley Jansen, are on the cusp of free agency heading into the offseason. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers intend to make qualifying offers to both Turner and Jansen, but may not be prepared to go the distance to keep both of them on the 2017 roster. Turner finished his third season in Los Angeles with a .275/.339/.493 batting line and a career-best 27 home runs, riding a hot streak that made him one of the most productive players on the Dodgers’ squad this October. He

  • Clayton Kershaw struggles again in postseason during Game 6 loss

    The “Clayton Kershaw can’t pitch in the postseason” narrative is alive and well. After coming up big during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first two playoff series, Kershaw was saddled with the loss as the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. With the Dodgers facing elimination, the 28-year-old ace gave up five runs, four earned, on seven hits over five innings.

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  • Gracie Gold addresses issues of weight, physical shape in skating

    Dressed in sparkling gold, Gracie Gold arrived at Skate America, the kickoff event of the new figure skating season, hoping to reassert herself as the nation’s pre-eminent skater 16 months before the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Instead, she followed a shaky short program Friday evening with a poor long program Saturday afternoon, falling twice to drop to fifth place in the 11-woman field, finishing 12 points behind the winner, Ashley Wagner, her American teammate and rival who is still riding the momentum of winning the world silver medal last spring. Within minutes of leaving the ice, Gold, 21, the two-time U.S. national champion, spoke alarmingly about the pressure she feels. “We just need to adjust my physical shape and mental shape to see if the program can be salvaged for the rest of the year,” she said.

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