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€INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 27: Dario Franchitti, driver of the #27 Canadian Club Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda, celebrates by taking a drink of the traditional bottle of winner's milk in victory lane after winning the IRL IndyCar Series 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

After winning in 1933, Victor Louis Meyer asked for a glass of buttermilk. By 1956 it had turned into a tradition. The winning driver of the Indy 500 is handed a wreath and a glass bottle of milk. The drivers are given a choice of whole, two percent, and skim.
  • The Cubs were so bad in Game 1 that Cleveland police are worried

    The Chicago Cubs turned in a disappointing performance during their 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series. Corey Kluber and the Indians’ big, bad bullpen completely dominated Chicago’s bats, giving up just seven hits over nine shutout innings. While that would normally be good news to the people of Cleveland, one local group seemed a bit concerned about the Cubs’ offensive struggles in Game 1. The Cubs’ bats no-showed so hard that the Cleveland police department tweeted that they filed a missing persons report for them.

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  • McIlroy's caddie cashes in on FedEx Cup

    SHANGHAI — Rory McIlroy didn’t have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, informed him with a text message. “I think his words were, ‘A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much,’” McIlroy said Wednesday on the eve of the HSBC Champions. “J.P. got a nice percentage of that, so I knew at that point it was already there.” No payoff is greater than Sunday at East Lake. For the last seven years, the winner of the Tour Championship also has won the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. The player receives $9 million in cash, and $1 million is deferred into a retirement account. McIlroy also earned $1.53 million from

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  • Why Tony Ferguson doesn't care for UFC gold: 'Belt is tarnished'

    Tony Ferguson continues to rack up wins in the UFC, and he keeps getting passed over for title shots. Tony Ferguson may be the most underrated, underappreciated fighter in the UFC. Six of his last eight wins have come by finish, and he’s bested a series of elite opponents, including Edson Barboza and Josh Thomson.

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  • Tigers not likely to deal Kinsler

    While Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters he will be looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster before next season, Detroit Free Press reporter Anthony Fenech believes the Tigers have no interest in trading 2B Ian Kinsler and RHP Justin Verlander. "We want to get younger," Avila said two weeks ago. "We want to get leaner. We want to run the organization without having to go over our means." Kinsler, 34, who hit .288 with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs this season, will earn just $21 million over the next two years and be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The Mets technically need a second baseman.

  • Potential trade targets for every NFL team

    ESPN.com With the trade deadline looming next week (Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. ET), NFL Nation reporters pick one player from all 32 teams who could draw interest in a potential trade: AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC EAST The Bills' former starting right tackle is buried on the depth chart behind starter Jordan Mills and swing tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. Henderson, who has battled Crohn's disease since late last year, has been sidelined recently with a back injury. Once Henderson is healthy again, he has starting potential. It's just unclear if he has a role on the Bills when he returns. -- Mike Rodak The Dolphins had high hopes for Maxwell

  • The 2 Man Game: The teams that will surprise and disappoint

    The Vertical’s Chris Mannix and Bobby Marks discuss which teams to buy and which ones to sell this season

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  • Who is hot and cold entering the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

    It took until his 22nd Sprint Cup start at Martinsville Speedway for Kyle Busch to visit victory lane at NASCAR’s shortest track. And he stunk up the show. Busch led 352 laps, the only time in the last six races at Martinsville that the winner led more than 100 laps. There were 11 lead changes, only the second time since 2009 that there were fewer than 15 at the short track. It was one of four short-track wins Joe Gibbs Racing has earned this year of the five so far. Kevin Harvick‘s victory in the August Bristol race is the only exception. JGR drivers have led 1,545 of the 2,307 laps raced on short tracks this year (67 percent). Before Busch’s win, Denny Hamlin was the only current JGR driver

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  • Crosby returns, and so does Penguins’ balanced attack in win

    With Sidney Crosby back in the lineup for the first time this season on Tuesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins roster is starting to resemble the one that lifted the Stanley Cup four months ago. About half way through their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, they finally started to look like that team on the ice, too. The Panthers were completely shutting the game down and had just put on a penalty killing clinic where they played a 40-second game of keep-away, sparking a chorus of boos from the home crowd. It was at that point that Crosby found himself wide open in the middle of the ice to accept a pass from Evgeni Malkin and rip it past Panthers goalie Jamies Reimer for his first goal of the year.

  • Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres continues to dominate in Arizona Fall League

    For the Yankees, the centerpiece of the July 25 trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs was shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres. During the regular season, Torres batted a productive .270/.354/.421 at the High-A level with good speed and power to the gaps. The 19-year-old also put up those numbers despite being significantly younger than his peer group. After the season ended the Yankees dispatched Torres to the Arizona Fall League (AFL), and he has continue to thrive while competing against some of the best young talent in the minors. In fact, Torres was named AFL Player of the Week on Tuesday, along with Royals right-hander Josh Staumont. In the second week of AFL play, Torres hit .667 with

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  • Cubs loving Jonathan Toews outed as White Sox fan by Kris Versteeg

    The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.

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  • Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool title talk: “I don’t care”

    Jurgen Klopp isn’t having any of your title talk. After Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday at Anfield and Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all dropped points this weekend, plenty of people are talking up Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season. With nine games of the season gone, Liverpool sit joint-top with Arsenal and Man City on 20 points with Chelsea and Tottenham just behind them on 19 points. It is tight at the top but whatever people are saying, Klop isn’t bothered. “I don’t care. It is normal in football that when you are in a good position people start talking a little more positive. I don’t recognize so much what

  • Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields turning pro

    Claressa Shields celebrates after winning her second Olympic gold medal. There will be no third gold medal for Claressa Shields. The only American to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward in 2004 is turning professional and will make her pro debut on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Ward-Sergey Kovalev pay-per-view show.

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  • Look up - way up, as Yao Ming towers over Gary Player in amazing pictures

    As a basketballer with Hall of Fame credentials, Yao Ming knows a little bit about playing the hi-lo game. But on the golf course? Not bad there, either. That's 7-foot-6 Yao on the right, and it doesn't take any Photoshop trickery or perspective-altering

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  • It looks like Brock Osweiler made a mistake leaving the Broncos this offseason

    Brock Osweiler talked on Monday night about how much he loved the Denver Broncos, and it felt sincere. The Denver fans don’t love him anymore, not after he left them as a free agent for a big payday with the Houston Texans. “They meant a lot to me,” Osweiler said.

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  • Rose fuming over Knicks loss

    Derrick Rose called on his New York Knicks teammates to develop a mean streak after they slumped to a season-opening loss against Cleveland on Tuesday. Rose's move to New York from Chicago was one of the biggest trades of the off-season, with the Knicks hoping the 28-year-old former NBA MVP can lead the franchise into a brighter future. Rose, who finished with 17 points, said the defeat should be a wake-up call for the Knicks.

  • Richard Petty Motorsports, American Red Cross partner on No. 44 for Martinsville

    Richard Petty Motorsports announced it has partnered with the American Red Cross as the primary sponsor on the No. 44 of Brian Scott this weekend at Martinsville Speedway in an effort to help Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Scott’s car will feature text message code fans can use in order to donate to the Red Cross’ efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. Fans can help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting http://www.redcross.org/rpm-pub, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999, which will be featured on the No. 44 Ford Fusion this weekend, to make a $10 donation. “With the significance that Hurricane Matthew had on the Carolinas,

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  • With three straight wins, the Oilers have ‘responded well’ to the Buffalo debacle

    The Edmonton Oilers improved to 5-1-0 with Sunday’s outdoor shutout of the Jets. They’ve now won three straight since getting embarrassed, 6-2, at home by the Sabres, leaving head coach Todd McLellan quite satisfied with the response he’s seen from his group. “I thought we started the season sloppily and (still) won games,” said McLellan. “We gave up a lot of opportunities and chances. We were very sleepy and casual against Buffalo, and we went after the group pretty hard. But after that, we responded well, and we played three pretty good teams over the last little bit and played the game a lot better.” Since the debacle versus Buffalo, the Oilers have beaten the Hurricanes, Blues and Jets, all

  • Tim Tebow on 'Amazing' Baseball Career, New Book 'Shaken'

    Tim Tebow said his passion for the sport of baseball is making it "so much fun" to play with the New York Mets after transforming from a football star. The former NFL star, Heisman Trophy winner and college-football analyst for ESPN re-entered the world of professional sports this year as an outfielder with the New York Mets farm team. Tebow famously hit a homerun in September on the first pitch of his first at bat as a professional player in the instructional league games in Florida.

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  • Dexter Fowler will have a special place in Cubs' World Series history

    Tucked into all the history that comes with the Chicago Cubs making their first World Series appearance since 1945 is one amazing fact that Dexter Fowler learned about not long after spraying champagne all over the clubhouse. When he leads off Game 1 of the 2016 World Series, Fowler is going to be the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, two years after the Cubs lost in seven games to the Detroit Tigers in the 1945 World Series.

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  • Ballon d’Or shortlist announced: Mahrez, Vardy among 30 nominees

    The shortlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or has been announced. With FIFA ending its association with the award, French outlet France Football will now be naming the shortlist of 30 players who can be crowned the best player on the planet. On Monday it has begun to release the shortlist in two batches of five names being announced every two hours. Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy capped off an incredible 2016 as the Premier League champions were named in the 30-man shortlist. Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne were both include, as were Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba plus West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris also made

  • How the Managing Director of Renault's F1 Team Wants to Radically Change the Sport

    The United States Grand Prix was, in a word, predictable. Lewis Hamilton took pole position, and later, the checkered flag—his 50th career win. Mercedes-AMG teammate Nico Rosberg finished second, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo rounding out the podium in third. It was a race that lived up to all the cynical criticisms of Formula 1 racing in 2016. The cars were quiet and nearly identical-looking; the racing, after the first few laps, consisted of the perennial leaders running away essentially unchallenged by the rest of the pack. These are the patent complaints about F1, the gripes you'll here in every garage, pub, or comment thread where fans of the series congregate. But what, realistically,

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  • The Undertaker Showed Up In Cleveland To Support The Cavs, And He Looks Great

    If you were worried that you’d never see WWE legend The Undertaker wrestle again following a reported hip surgery and those pictures of him walking with crutches, this’ll make you feel better. The Undertaker just showed up in full gimmick at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland to support the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he looks the best he has in years. Not a lot of context for Taker’s appearance is available so far, but here’s your first look.

  • Patriots acquire LB Kyle Van Noy in trade with Lions, send TE A.J. Derby to Broncos

    Trader Bill was back in business on Tuesday, as Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots acquired linebacker Kyle Van Noy from the Detroit Lions. Via multiple reports, the Patriots sent a sixth-round pick to Detroit, with the Lions sending Van Noy and a seventh-round pick in the exchange. Kyle Van Noy, here tackling Green Bay’s Eddie Lacy, is headed for New England.

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  • Report: Rockets management wanted to elevate Clint Capela over Dwight Howard last season, coach resisted

    When he was starting at power forward next to Dwight Howard last season, Clint Capela looked like he could eventually supplant Howard as the Rockets’ starting center. It happened this offseason with Howard leaving for the Hawks. Houston apparently wanted it to happen even sooner. Tim MacMahon of ESPN: Houston Rockets management repeatedly pushed for Clint Capela to get more playing time at the expense of Dwight Howard last season, sources told ESPN, adding to the disharmony that played a prominent role in the team’s disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Former Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff resisted complying with the wishes of general manager Daryl Morey and owner Leslie Alexander regarding

  • Ten stats to know from Week 7: Melvin Gordon from bust to beast

    It was a historic week in the NFL with a massive rushing performance for the record books, but there were also a number of other stats that stick out. 1. Melvin Gordon leads the NFL with 10 total touchdowns.

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