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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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Paige VanZant Returns From Dancing With The Stars To Get A Huge KO At UFC On FOX

    Paige VanZant made her return to the Octagon at UFC on FOX 21 after her impressive runner-up performance on Dancing With the Stars. Did her brief time under the mainstream spotlight make the 22-year-old soft, or did it help her footwork? Paige looked good early, she was moving well and had sharp leg kicks, but Paige would be overpowered by Bec Rawlings in the clinch, after which Paige would back out and do strange spinning kicks that wouldn’t come withing multiple feet of Rawlings.

    UPROXX
  • 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?

    FC Yahoo
  • Usain Bolt Brought Up to 10 Women Back to His London Hotel Room

    It’s been an eventful month for Usain Bolt, who not only turned 30 and solidified his title as the fastest man in the world, but who also partied, made out, and possibly had sex with people who were not his longtime girlfriend while he was in Rio. PEOPLE now reports Bolt took his talents to London after the games, where he brought as many as 10 women back to his hotel room two nights this week. A source tells the magazine Bolt arrived at London’s Cirque le Soir nightclub around 1 a.m. Monday and “[continued] the party back at his hotel” with a group of club-goers.

    Cosmopolitan
  • Jordan releases new Russell Westbrook ad, may include a shot at Kevin Durant

    As a Jordan Brand athlete, Russell Westbrook is under the same Nike umbrella as former teammate Kevin Durant. But his latest Jordan spot, released Friday, has a very pointed tagline: “Some run, some make runways.” Given the circumstances, it’s hard to interpret that as anything other than a reference to Durant signing with the Warriors and Westbrook signing an extension with the Thunder.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • 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.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Texas Woman's University volleyball coach quits after 8 players hospitalized

    The volleyball coach at Texas Woman's University has stepped down in the wake of news that eight of her players had to be hospitalized for a muscular condition. The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that head coach Shelly Barberee submitted her resignation late Friday. The program has been under scrutiny recently after eight volleyball players were admitted last weekend for rhabdomyolysis, a breakdown of muscle tissue that releases potentially damaging proteins into the bloodstream. "Although the investigation remains underway, Texas Woman's University's initial belief is that overexertion coupled with dehydration during practices last week caused these student-athletes to experience rhabdomyolysis," said Monica Mendez-Grant, vice president for student life, in a statement published on the school's website.

    Dallas Morning News
  • Gary Sanchez's home run barrage leads to impressive record

    When another New York Yankees game begins, another Gary Sanchez home run is likely right around the corner. The sensational rookie slugger continued his barrage on Saturday afternoon, connecting for his 11th home run in the Yankees 13-5 win against the Orioles. Gary Sanchez is the fastest player in @MLB history to 11 home runs (23 games).

    Big League Stew
  • Experts debate Fantasy Football draft strategy

    Draft strategy has changed as the game has become more pass heavy. Fantasy experts Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski handed out free advice during the fifth of six-straight days of Q&As on Facebook Live on the Yahoo Sports page. They kicked things off

    Roto Arcade
  • Broncos offense won't be exciting, but Trevor Siemian likely to lead it

    The third preseason game is the supposed dress rehearsal for the regular season, a small peek at what we might see in Week 1. The Denver Broncos started Trevor Siemian at quarterback on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams, and here was the first series: run, run, run, punt. Get used to that as long as Siemian is the quarterback, because the Broncos’ offense isn’t going to be very dynamic.

    Shutdown Corner
  • 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,

    Business Insider
  • 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
  • Slugging Mets blast Phillies again, presented by W.B. Mason

    The Mets hit four home runs for the second straight day to power their way to a 12-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night at Citi Field. In case you missed it… The Mets trailed 1-0 in the bottom of the third before scoring 12 unanswered runs. Asdrubal Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Kelly Johnson and Neil Walker all went deep for New York. Jose Reyes and Cabrera each had three hits and scored twice while Walker finished 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. Cabrera's third homer in two games gave New York a 2-1 lead in the third. Cespedes' three-run homer with two outs in the fourth opened up a 5-1 edge. The Mets broke it open in the seventh when Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run double and Johnson blasted

    SNY
  • Kobe Bryant on how teams should see Warriors: “‘OK, lace ’em up. Let’s go.”

    For two decades, Kobe Bryant saw everyone and everything as an obstacle to overcome: The Pacers, Sixers, Nets, Magic, Celtics, Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich, Smush Parker, a torn Achilles. It didn’t matter. Kobe’s work ethic and drive had him rising above it all. His focus hasn’t changed now. Kobe was on the Jim Rome show, and the topic of the new-look Warriors with Kevin Durant came up, along with the “woe is me” attitude of some players (and plenty of owners and GMs). “I would have thought less about myself if I looked at that move and said, ‘That’s unfair,'” he said. “If you’re a real competitor, you look at that and say, ‘OK, lace ’em up. Let’s go. I don’t care how many players you have over

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Chelsea shuts out Burnley

    Chelsea holds the Clarets to no shots on target and shuts them out with a 3-0 victory.

    NBC Sports
  • Jerry Jones on Ezekiel Elliott visiting marijuana dispensary: 'It's just not good'

    The Dallas Cowboys got a glimpse Thursday night of what rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott can accomplish on the field. TMZ reported that Elliott visited a marijuana dispensary, Herban Legends in the Belltown area, just a few minutes away from where the Cowboys later that night would play the Seattle Seahawks in a preseason game. Not only did TMZ shoot video of Elliott inside the store but also posted a picture he took with a fan.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Blizzard Reinvented World of Warcraft’s Mechanics to Add Legion’s Demon Hunters

    World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Legion, was initially unveiled just over a year ago at Gamescom 2015. Legion will introduce a brand new world-scaling leveling system exclusive to the new continent, Broken Isles, as well as a new means of story progression through Class Order Halls. Now that Legion’s nearly upon us, we sat down with lead game designer Luis Garraga, technical game designer Chad Nervig, and character designer Genevieve St-Michel to discuss the long-in-development expansion in greater detail, digging into some specifics surrounding Legion’s ambitious changes and exploring the team’s post-launch plans. GameSpot: Just starting out, can you give us a quick overview of how Legion fits into the existing lore?

    Gamespot
  • Prado's fourth hit of the game

    Martin Prado hits a hard grounder just past the diving second baseman for his fourth hit of the game

    MLB.com
  • 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

    SNY
  • LOOK: Eddie Lacy gets tackled by his hair, now might chop it all off

    After shedding some serious weight this offseason, Eddie Lacy is now thinking about getting rid of something else: His hair. The Packers running back is having second thoughts about keeping his dreadlocks this season after going through a harrowing experience on Friday night. During the first quarter of Green Bay's 21-10 win over San Francisco, Lacy was tackled by his hair at the tail end of a 21-yard run (You can see the video here). And yes, it's just as painful as it looks, according to Lacy. "It definitely hurts," Lacy told the Green Bay Press Gazette after the game. "The first thought in my mind was a word I can't really say." In the NFL, it's legal for player to pull you down by your hair,

    CBS Sports
  • Hamilton puts feet up as Rosberg takes pole for Belgian GP

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) -- When Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Belgium Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was watching on television with his feet up. Because Hamilton was already certain to start the race from the back of the grid as a result of incurring grid penalties linked to too many engine part changes this season. Hamilton, the defending champion and series leader, must limit the damage and protect his 19-point lead over Rosberg as much as possible.

    The Associated Press
  • USADA violation cancels tonight’s UFC bout, opponent responds

    Although the weigh-ins have successfully concluded, this weekend's UFC on FOX 21 card has suddenly become a bout short. The UFC has announced that a middleweight bout between has been removed from the line up after USADA has flagged Adam Hunter for an out-of-competition drug test from August 11. “Because Hunter was scheduled to compete against Ryan Janes this coming Saturday, August 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia, there is insufficient time for a full review before the scheduled bout and therefore the fight has been removed from the fight card,” the UFC statement read. Janes, who already weighed in at 185 lbs, was obviously upset about not being able to make his UFC debut. “F—k that cheat,”

    Bloody Elbow
  • Eyebrow-raising moves early in 3-2 loss show Cubs pulling out all stops

    Jason Hammel was furious. Manager Joe Maddon was philosophical. And rookie Rob Zastryzny was grateful. At least the Cubs can say they're not content with a healthy lead in the National League Central after a series of curious moves Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. The setback snapped a four-game winning streak and ended their run of scoring at least three runs at 24 games. The Cubs (82-46) missed a chance to apply an early knockout of 20-year-old rookie left-hander Julio Urias. But it was Maddon's decision to make a pitching change after only 21/3 innings that irked Hammel. The move worked to the unintentional benefit of Zastryzny as he earned the chances for more meaningful situations

    Chicago Tribune