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DAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 26: Sam Spratt unsaddles Prince Kaapstad following victory ahead of 2nd placed Jason Waddell and Il Divo in the First Sovereign Trust Great Northern Guineas during the boxing day races at Ellerslie racecourse on December 26, 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images)

Sam Spratt unsaddles Prince Kaapstad following victory ahead of 2nd placed Jason Waddell and Il Divo in the First Sovereign Trust Great Northern Guineas during the boxing day races at Ellerslie racecourse on December 26, 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • A few reasons why the Patriots might have released former starting center Bryan Stork

    The New England Patriots releasing recent starters is newsworthy, sure, but it’s hardly shocking at this point. Bryan Stork, who was the starting center as a rookie for most of the Patriots’ season, will reportedly be released. The New England Patriots cut former starting center Bryan Stork .

    Shutdown Corner
  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

    People
  • Son of a Miami legend vying to be backup to quarterback Brad Kaaya

    The Miami walk-on quarterback who wears No. 14 on his orange jersey is not some anonymous teenager taking reps every now and then. Neither is the young man competing with him to back up one of the nation’s top signal-callers. With the Hurricanes’ opener against FAMU a week from Saturday, Vincent Testaverde – the son of 1986 UM Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde – is vying to be the No. 2 man behind standout Brad Kaaya. And so is Malik Rosier – the scholarship quarterback who led UM to the miracle win at Duke last season. “I was of course nervous at first,’’ Testaverde said Tuesday after practice, then added that when he was told late last week he “was going to be competing for the No. 2 spot,

    Miami Herald
  • The entire British Olympic team arrived back in England with the same red suitcase

    Great Britain had an amazingly successful Olympics. A record medal haul, a nation of adoring fans welcoming Olympians home as heroes. There was just one problem — baggage claim. Great Britain’s athletes weren’t just given official Olympic attire, they got special Olympic baggage too. Baggage that matched. Heading to one of the world’s busiest airports. With everyone arriving at the same time. Athletes arrived just after 5 a.m. local time. Their bodies were telling them it was 1 a.m. because of the time difference to Rio. Bleary eyed, the athletes needed to try and work together in an effort to find which red bag in a sea of red bags was theirs. Gold medal rower Matt Langridge showed the scope

    SB Nation
  • Billy Bush Backpedals on Defense of Ryan Lochte … Sort Of

    Monday on Today, Al Roker and Billy Bush struck a more conciliatory tone when discussing the heated argument they had on Friday regarding Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. On Friday’s show, Bush seemingly made excuses for the way Lochte handled the situation in which he lied about being robbed at gunpoint while in Rio. Roker didn’t accept any of Bush’s explanations for Lochte’s actions and repeated over and over that everything the swimmer had said was a lie.

    Superfan
  • Jered Weaver will decide if he wants to retire after the season is over

    Jered Weaver is in the last year of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He’s also just barely hanging on. To the extent he is succeeding — and he has had his moments — it’s almost all on guile given that his velocity has almost completely abandoned him. Could he hang on a while longer? Probably. Guile aint’ nothing and there are worse pitchers than Weaver, but if he’s going to keep going it will almost certainly be as a year-to-year guy fighting for a job every winter and fighting for a roster spot every spring. Some guys, especially guys who have made their money, may want to retire at that point. Weaver isn’t necessarily ruling it out, but he isn’t making any final decisions

    HardballTalk
  • This Olympic Silver Medalist Made a Gesture That Could Get Him Arrested or Even Killed

    Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa scored big for his country at the 2016 Olympics, getting a silver medal in the men's marathon by completing the race in two hours, nine minutes, and 54 seconds. The "X" was a gesture of solidarity with the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, who have been killed by the hundreds in government crackdowns on protests, according to the Washington Post. "The Ethiopian government is killing my people, so I stand with all protests anywhere, as Oromo is my tribe," Lilesa said at a press conference.

    Cosmopolitan
  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

    Cagewriter
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more

    The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run.

    Taylor Cocke
  • Dak Prescott's standout play could haunt the Eagles

    If Eagles fans have seen Dak Prescott play this preseason, they may be regretting not seeing their team select him. As Carson Wentz sat out from last week’s preseason game against the Steelers, Prescott was preparing to take on the Dolphins. When he got on the field Saturday night against Miami, Prescott lit it up with a dazzling performance. Prescott went 12 of 15 for just under 200 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another two touchdowns. His play was reminiscent of former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. For the second week in a row, Prescott made a strong case to be the heir apparent to Tony Romo deep in the heart of Texas. This isn’t an indictment on Wentz. After all,

    Eagles Wire
  • LeBron James totally wasn't trolling the Warriors with that Ultimate Warrior shirt, you guys

    Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James, center, holds up the NBA Championship trophy alongside teammates Kyrie Irving, left, Kevin Love, rear right, J.R. Smith, right, and Tristan Thompson, front, at the airport in Cleveland on June 20, 2016. Hey, remember when LeBron James stepped off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ team plane after his team’s vanquishing of the Golden State Warriors to win the 2015-16 NBA championship wearing a blue T-shirt bearing the image of the Ultimate Warrior?

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Champion Sleeper! Aly Raisman Teases Simone Biles for Napping on Plane Ride Home from Rio

    Simone Biles had a busy 2016 Summer Olympics, winning four gold medals and one bronze – and even leading Team U.S.A. as the flag-bearer at the very rainy closing ceremonies on Sunday. The 22-year-old women's gymnastics captain caught Biles snoozing on the plane Monday night, teasing her pal in a sweet Instagram post. Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off.

    People
  • Older, wiser Alexander Radulov sees Stanley Cup potential with Montreal Canadiens

    In a Monday meeting with local media, Montreal Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov did not hide from his past problems. Radulov, who signed a one-year $5.75 million contract with the Habs this summer, noted that he’s older and more mature and that his learning experiences from his younger days could help the Montreal Canadiens reach their Stanley Cup goal. The 30-year-old Radulov has left the league twice for the KHL after two separate tenures with the Nashville Predators.

    Puck Daddy
  • Preliminary Sprint Cup entry list for Michigan

    Forty cars are entered for this weekend’s Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. No driver is listed for the No. 88 car. Hendrick Motorsports tweeted Monday that an announcement on who will drive the car is not expected before Wednesday afternoon. The team has stated that if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not cleared by doctors to race, Alex Bowman will drive the car this weekend. Michael Annett is listed in the No. 46 car after missing last weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway for what the team called flu-like symptoms. Justin Allgaier drove for Annett at Bristol.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Why A Freshman QB Gives Texas Best Chance To Beat Notre Dame

    Texas opens the season September 4th against 10th ranked Notre Dame. Campus Insiders' Ray Crawford spoke with Longhorns' Insider Ted Emrich about the QB battle in Austin and what fans should expect on offense with new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert.

    Campus Insiders
  • Morning Report: Dillashaw: No title shot = robbery

    T.J. Dillashaw might be very unhappy with his employers soon. Dillashaw lost the bantamweight championship to Dominick Cruz back in January via contentious split decision. Since then he has been angling for a rematch, though Cruz himself seems rather cool to the idea, preferring super-fights with Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor. Though no official opponent has been announced as Cruz's next challengers, Dillashaw thinks that shot should rightfully be his, and on Brian Stann's radio show Tuesday on SiriusXM Rush, the former bantamweight champion had some strong opinions on why he should be next in line to face Cruz. "It only makes sense. If you really look at the sport, when the No. 1 ranked fighter

    MMA Fighting
  • Andrew Miller induces worst swing of the season with nasty slider

    With that said, we just can’t think of another way to describe this beautiful slider from Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller. Allow us to set the scene: With the Indians up by one run in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics, the club turned to Miller to close things out. It was pretty evident Miller had his good stuff during the outing, striking out the first two hitters he faced on just seven pitches.

    Big League Stew
  • Gary Sanchez shines, Joe Girardi confounds in a Yankees loss

    Over the weekend I saw a Yankees writer compare Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to the “Core Four” Yankees, Jeter/Rivera/Posada/Pettitte. That’s totally reasonable for a couple of guys who have played fewer than 30 games combined. Nope, no one in New York overhypes anything. Still, hard not to notice that they’re off to nice starts. Particularly Sanchez. The Yankees new catcher is hotter than all get-out to start his major league career, batting .385/.429/.831 with eight homers and 15 RBI in his first 17 games. Last night against the Mariners he hit two bombs. Earlier in the day he was named the American League Player of the Week. That’s pretty darn spiffy. Judge is not slouching

    HardballTalk
  • Could Wilson Chandler's 350-lb grouper start for the Denver Nuggets?

    Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishing

    Ball Don't Lie
  • New details on the Lesnar-Jericho backstage fight, kissing included

    The Wrestling Observer was first to report some wild details on a backstage confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho at the Barclays Center last night (Aug. 21, 2016) at SummerSlam in Brooklyn, namely the fact that there even was one. Initial word was that Jericho took umbrage with the finish to the main event, where Randy Orton was badly busted open (see the grisly evidence here), and Lesnar wasn’t a fan of Jericho making a stink about it. That led to a physical altercation between the two that was bad enough that both Triple H and Vince McMahon had to get involved to break it up. Now, Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting some additional details on how exactly the confrontation went

    Cageside Seats
  • Zach Johnson 'Rather Watch Sports That Should Be in Olympics' Instead of Golf

    In fact, he said Monday that he didn't even give Olympic golf a chance to win him over -- he refused to watch it at all. "I didn't watch golf. I'd rather watch the sports that should be in the Olympics," he said. "I'd rather watch the athletes who train for four years for that one week. Johnson was not happy with the way the Olympics affected the pros' schedule this summer and said he might support Olympic golf if amateurs played and if the tournament existed in a team format.

    Golf
  • Positional rankings: Projecting the NHL's top 25 centers in 2016-17

    (Note: These rankings are based on players' projected performances in 2016-17. Players are listed at their official NHL position when the rankings were created.) Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 centers in the NHL for the 2016-17 season.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Power Closes in on Pagenaud with Pocono IndyCar Win

    If you stayed home from work to watch the ABC Supply Pocono 500 – or, as it was referred to on TV, just the Pocono 500, as apparently ABC Supply didn’t ante up enough to the TV network to get a shout-out from the commentators – you saw a pretty good race with an almost-surprise ending. There were also tributes to Bryan Clauson, three-time Indy 500 starter who was killed in a midget car crash several weeks ago.

    The Drive
  • Recruit says letter mixup leads to decommitment from Michigan

    A four-star recruit in the class of 2017 is reneging on his verbal commitment to Michigan because of an apparent mail mixup. Defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon posted this to Twitter on Monday night saying he was re-opening his recruitment. “A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went,” Solomon said.

    Dr. Saturday