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iINDIANAPOLIS - MAY 27: Fans spell "We Love Danica!" with beer cans on the infield fence, in support of Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 Motorola Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda, during 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)

The infield at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known as the Snake Pit during the Indy 500. This party features live music, alcohol, and a bikini contest. Indianapolis knows how to party!
  • Rumor Roundup: WWE shoot angles, Nikki Bella return, Bayley, Eric Young to NXT, more!

    Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill. Important reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact, it's just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt. Rumors for the Day: It's expected that WWE will be running more shoot style angles like the Brock Lesnar-Randy Orton match at SummerSlam and the Miz-Daniel Bryan confrontation on Talking Smack. The Observer notes that if Nikki Bella hadn't

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  • Jason Kipnis wants no part of Rougned Odor after hard slide

    No matter how well he plays this season, it will be tough for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor to shake his reputation as the guy who punched Jose Bautista in the face. For all we know, Odor could be the nicest guy in the world. On the field,

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  • Red Sox place Andrew Benintendi on the disabled list with a sprained knee

    This is one of those deals where you could’ve just read the headline and had the whole story, but the handbook says I have to put something in this space, so here we are. In other news, back-to-back posts with the names “Benintendi” and “Rzepczynski” is kind of fun. OK, fine. The deal with Benintendi is that he sprained his knee while running the bases in last night’s win over the Rays. He had an MRI on the knee but the results are not yet known. Chris Young will see the bulk of Benintendi’s playing time in the outfield. Infielder Marco Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the roster spot. Benintendi is hitting .324/.365/.485 with a homer and ten RBI in 21 games.

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  • Girardi 'kind of freaked out' after fan falls in dugout

    A fan fell into the New York Yankees dugout during their victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, landing on the dugout steps before being corralled by law enforcement. The incident happened midway through the Yankees' 5-0 win. Manager Joe Girardi said the fan appeared intoxicated and fell into a part of the dugout where no players were at that moment. "It kind of freaked me out, actually," Girardi said. "I think he tried to jump in, but he was probably not even in a state to be walking." Girardi said the fan fell twice, landing on his ribs at first then going down again when he tried to stand. The fan was escorted from the stadium by two members of law enforcement. "Let's just say he

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  • Houston celebrates U.S. gymnastics star's homecoming on 'Simone Biles Day'

    Simone Biles acknowledges the crowd during a welcome home parade in Texas. (AP)   Everything’s bigger in Texas, and nobody’s bigger in Texas right now than Simone Biles. being home never felt better — Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 25, 2016 The

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  • Geno Smith publicly named Fitzpatrick's backup

    Geno Smith is still No. 2 for the New York Jets. After previously being vague about the situation a few days ago, coach Todd Bowles said Smith will play after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in the preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night. "You always prepare the same way," Smith said after practice Wednesday. "It's really no different. I'm just continuing to work hard." There had been some uncertainty about the pecking order of the backups after Bryce Petty had a good performance and Smith struggled against Washington. On Sunday, Bowles wouldn't say for sure what the rotation of the quarterbacks would be this week. He did say then that he was clear about the four quarterbacks on the roster,

    SNY
  • Report: John Wall ‘rankled’ by James Harden’s high-paying Rockets contract

    Bradley Beal isn’t the only player bothering John Wall. James Harden – who’s earning a lot of money from the Rockets and adidas – is drawing the ire of the Wizards point guard. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer: One league source familiar with Wall’s state of mind simply put it this way: “Wall’s got jealousy issues. He’s always upset with someone who makes more money than him.” A front office executive tells The Ringer that Wall was “rankled” after Harden signed a four-year, $118 million extension with the Rockets. O’Connor also pointed out this line from Nick DePaula of Yahoo Sports on Wall rejected adidas’ offer: “He wanted Harden money,” a source told The Vertical. I wonder how Wall feels about

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  • McGehee's diving catch

    Casey McGehee lays out to make a nice diving catch on a ball of the bat of Albert Pujols to end the top of the 6th inning

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  • 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 Thursday when specifically asked about the transfers of German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish forward Lucas Perez. Wait, Arsenal is finally spending money in the transfer window?

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Why Joey Bosa better hope the Chargers' offer still stands

    On Wednesday, Shutdown Corner’s Frank Schwab did a great job of updating the Joey Bosa situation — namely how the San Diego Chargers made this standoff public and ugly. Oh, sure, these are the Chargers we’re talking about, and calling them a well-run organization might not be able to be done with a straight face. Perhaps the Chargers, coming off a 4-12 nightmare of a season, could have found better ways to get this thing done — especially in an era where the draft-pick holdout has gone the way of the Edsel.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Tampa Bay Lightning

    The Lightning may have ended the season short of its second ever playoff berth in the then-26 team league, but the promise for the future was there in a lot of ways. The Bolts had just played their first season in their new arena (then known as Ice Palace, now known as Amalie Arena) with roster talent a solid mix of NHL veterans and up-and-coming young talent, such as #77 Chris Gratton.

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  • Phil Jackson names his biggest mistake so far as Knicks president

    Phil Jackson shoots the breeze with bluesman James Dolan . Phil Jackson has been the center of much media discussion since he took over as president of the New York Knicks in 2014. Every decision he makes regarding the team’s personnel is analyzed endlessly both for its impact on the Knicks’ future and his outlook on the sport as a whole.

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  • Geno Smith will back up Fitzpatrick on Saturday

    Geno Smith is still No. 2 for the New York Jets. After previously being vague about the situation a few days ago, coach Todd Bowles said Smith will play after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in the preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night. "You always prepare the same way," Smith said after practice Wednesday. "It's really no different. I'm just continuing to work hard." There had been some uncertainty about the pecking order of the backups after Bryce Petty had a good performance and Smith struggled against Washington. On Sunday, Bowles wouldn't say for sure what the rotation of the quarterbacks would be this week. He did say then that he was clear about the four quarterbacks on the roster,

    SNY
  • David Ortiz wears Aly Raisman's Olympic medals during fun first pitch

    Much like Bryce Harper did for Katie Ledecky during her first pitch this week at Nationals Park, David Ortiz was put in charge of holding and protecting the Olympic medals of decorated American gymnast Aly Raisman while she threw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday night at Fenway Park. During the 2016 games in Rio, Raisman added one team gold and two individual silvers to her two golds and one bronze from the London games in 2012.

    Big League Stew
  • Hamilton gets another fresh power unit, up to 30-place grid penalty for Spa

    Lewis Hamilton has taken another fresh power unit ahead of the second Formula 1 practice session in Belgium on Friday, causing his grid penalty to rise to 30 places. Hamilton confirmed on Thursday that he would be taking a grid penalty at Spa for exceeding the number of permitted engine components for the season. The F1 drivers’ championship leader was forced to make unplanned changes earlier in the year due to issues on his power unit, making a grid drop inevitable later in the season. Mercedes confirmed on Friday morning that Hamilton had taken a fresh power unit for first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, before taking the decision to take another new one for FP2 in the afternoon. Hamilton

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  • Rookies for your Fantasy Football draft and more tips

    Sterling Shepard is one of the rookies our experts are high on for this season. Dalton Del Don and Liz Loza gave out expert advice during the fourth of six-straight days of Q&As on Facebook Live on the Yahoo Sports page. They kicked off the discussion

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  • Best Player in Europe: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Bale, Griezmann to win award

    Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Best Player in Europe by UEFA on Thursday in Monaco, following the group stage draw for the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo, 31, beat other finalists teammate and Welsh international Gareth Bale and France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to the award for the 2015-16 season. Barcelona duo Lionel Messi came fourth and Luis Suarez finished in fifth. The Portuguese striker scored 51 goals in 48 games for Real Madrid last season and led Portugal to its first-ever major title as a nation, winning the EURO 2016 trophy. Ronaldo said on stage that he was “living his dream” by playing football as he won the award for a second time in his career, the list title

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  • Jason Terry says he reached out to multiple contenders, then settled on Bucks

    Jason Kidd wanted Jason Terry to come to Milwaukee to provide a veteran presence for a young team. There are not a lot of minutes to go around — Matthew Dellavedova and Kris Middleton start in the backcourt, and Giannis Antetokounmpo will have the ball in his hands a lot — but there is a chance for Terry to mentor and share run with Rashad Vaughn and Malcolm Brogdon. Before signing with the Bucks, Terry said on his SiriusXM NBA Radio show Monday he considered other options including Cleveland and Golden State. “I had a couple of contenders that I was seriously looking at. Two of them were in the Finals. I made a call to Pop. San Antonio was another one.” “I always thought about going back and

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  • Safety Eric Berry reportedly returning to Chiefs this weekend

    It appears that Eric Berry’s holdout with the Kansas City Chiefs is nearing an end. According to Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor and other media reports, Berry will end his hiatus from the team on Sunday. The Chiefs travel to face the Chicago Bears on Saturday for their third preseason game, which is usually a dress rehearsal for the starters, but Berry clearly will not play in the game.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Jared Bednar brings championship resume as new Avalanche head coach

    Two weeks after Patrick Roy abruptly resigned, the Colorado Avalanche have found their next head coach. After spending the last two seasons as a head coach in the AHL, Jared Bednar will get his shot at the NHL as he will be the one to replace Roy behind the Avalanche bench. “After profiling the type of coach I wanted for our team and going through an interview process with several good candidates, I believe that Jared Bednar is the best person to lead this team behind the bench,” said Avalanche EVP and GM Joe Sakic in a statement.

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  • Let’s play the “how long has it been since the Cubs won the World Series?” game!

    It started with a no-good St. Louis Cardinals fan being a troublemaker. That no-good Cardinals fan was Drew Silva, who began things innocently enough, noting that, despite their dominance this season, any team can theoretically beat the Chicago Cubs in a short series because that’s just how baseball goes: Cubs fans started giving him guff for that, so Drew gave some back: And with that it was on like Donkey Kong (a super old video game which was not invented for another 73 years after the Cubs last won the World Series). I tweeted this: And with that, my followers went crazy. Here’s a sampling of some of the best ones: And, for that matter . . . Too soon. Unlike the last Cubs World Series title.

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  • Instant observations and takeaways from Patriots 19-17 victory over the Panthers

    Here are our instant observations from the Patriots 19-17 victory over the Panthers. Jimmy Garoppolo does not impress against the Panthers defense Garoppolo was given a chance to shine against one of the top defenses in the league, but he fell flat. His first instinct when he feels pressure is to run away and that led to multiple awful decisions. Tom Brady and Jacoby Brissett both showed a little more poise under pressure. Garoppolo did not do much to make anyone think he can upset the Cardinals in week 1. D.J. Foster took the field and earned extra time While LeGarrette Blount and Tyler Gaffney looked great against the top Panthers defensive unit, Foster had to play against the back-ups and

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  • Knicks hiring of Hornacek hasn't gotten enough praise

    One massive change for the Knicks that has been overshadowed quite a bit this summer is the hiring of Jeff Hornacek. The 2013-14 runner-up for the NBA's Coach of the Year award is a tremendous upgrade from Derek Fisher, and even Kurt Rambis. The team has also reshaped their roster. However, plenty of people, both in the media and the Knicks' fan base, believe the team did not do enough to significantly improve and/or make the playoffs this coming season. The concern and criticism often starts with Carmelo Anthony. Much like in years past, it's unlikely that the same Melo that just helped Team USA win a gold medal will step foot on the NBA hardwood this fall. What's more, there are questions surrounding

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