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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!
  • Pete Sampras: This guy may be next great US tennis player

    Everyone’s waiting for the next great American men’s tennis player to emerge, even Pete Sampras. And Pistol Pete has the guy in mind — 18-year-old, slingshot-serving, recently married Taylor Fritz. Sampras endorsed Fritz as having the best shot of the current crop, which also includes 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe. Last summer, when Sampras played an exhibition in Mexico and Fritz competed in a low-level tournament, they hit for 45 minutes and had a nice chat. They both live in Southern California. “Taylor’s got a good future,’’ Sampras told The Post this week while promoting an American Express on-site experience at next week’s U.S. Open. “It’s a cycle and we’re not quite what we used to be in

    New York Post
  • Gentleman Bryce Harper assists Katie Ledecky with Olympic medals

    Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky proved she’s more than a one-sport star on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one silver at the Rio Olympics, fired a perfect strike for the ceremonial first pitch before Washington’s game against the rival Baltimore Orioles. Removes all her medals 1st and hands them 1 at a time to Bryce Harper.

    Big League Stew
  • With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

    Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season. Bosa has missed all of training camp as his agents and the team wrangle over how much of his $17 million signing bonus he'll get up front, as well as offset language in the case he gets cut. The Chargers were counting on the former Ohio State star to help bolster their pass rush and bring some excitement to a season that could be pivotal to their future in San Diego.

    Associated Press
  • The Patriots traded center Bryan Stork to the Redskins, but he could retire

    First, it was reported that the New England Patriots were planning on releasing their third-year center, who started in their Super Bowl XLIX win as a rookie in the 2014 season. Then word arose that the Washington Redskins, seeking an upgrade, had sent a conditional draft pick to the Patriots for Stork. Then came another odd turn: Was the concussion-plagued Stork, 25, considering retiring instead of joining his new team?

    Shutdown Corner
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more (UPDATED)

    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
  • The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    After a few frustrating free agent chase-downs with Kobe Bryant around, and a 2016 offseason without Bryant on board, the Los Angeles Lakers have mostly committed to the idea of a full-on rebuilding project. New, “rookie” head coach Luke Walton is the team’s biggest free agent signing, there won’t be any agent-favoring vet acquisitions like Carlos Boozer and Roy Hibbert to help fill out the roster, and the team seems fully bent on working with the young prospects it has alongside the 2017 NBA draft pick it will hopefully get to keep next spring. Stuck somewhere in the middle of the favors for representatives, the raw prospects to suss out, and the vets to fill out the roster is the curious case of Yi Jianlian.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chargers owner’s plane in Florida, but not to pick up Joey Bosa

    In the absence of news about Joey Bosa’s contract negotiations, Chargers fans are scrambling for anything to cling to. But the latest shiny object should not be confused with a glimmer of hope. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers fans were stirred up by reports that the Spanos family’s private plane was in Fort Lauderdale, which happens to be Bosa’s hometown. But there’s no indication the negotiations have moved, and a team official said the plane was in Florida on unrelated business. Thus, the last remaining unsigned rookie has effectively turned Chargers fans into a bunch of reporters chasing college coaching searches, tracking tail numbers in search of clues.

    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • NASCAR announces warnings to Xfinity teams

    In the span of less than a week, the long-term sponsor outlook of JR Motorsports dramatically has shifted from potentially bleak to firmly bright. On the heels of NASCAR phenom William Byron being added to the Xfinity Series team for the 2017 season (as part of a multiyear deal with Hendrick Motorsports), JRM announced Wednesday that sponsor OneMain has reversed course and decided to remain on Elliott Sadler’s No. 1 Chevrolet. “When we found out this was going to happen, my wife and I just cried that whole morning tears of joy knowing there’s so much stability,” Sadler, 41, told NBC Sports. OneMain, which initially had informed JRM nearly two months ago of its plan to leave NASCAR, will sponsor Sadler for 20 races in each of the next two seasons, JRM general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Suspended early-enrollee tweets he's leaving Michigan

    Wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell says he’s transferring from Michigan and re-opening his recruitment. Mitchell, an early-enrollee at UM, is currently suspended by the Wolverines. Mitchell was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016, according to Rivals.

    Dr. Saturday
  • David Ortiz Skeptical Of Ted Williams’ ‘Unhuman’ Red Seat Home Run

    Have you ever looked at the red seat located in the right field bleachers at Fenway Park and thought, “How the heck could someone hit a baseball that far?” If so, you’re not alone. The red seat — in Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21 — is stationed 502 feet from home plate and marks the longest home run in Fenway history, struck by Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams on June 9, 1946. The problem is the feat seems so unbelievable that some, including Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, can’t help but question the story’s validity. “You see how strong ballplayers are today” Ortiz said Monday, according to the Boston Herald. “And I’m not saying Mr. Ted Williams wasn’t. But you see how far guys are hitting balls

    New England Sports Network
  • Ledecky on the Rio Olympics

    Swimmer Katie Ledecky joins the Nationals' broadcast and talks about her success at the Olympic Games in Rio and her ceremonial first pitch

    MLB.com
  • The Top 10 Instagram Posts From Rio 2016

    From Usain Bolt’s signature pose to Simone Biles’ smooch from Zac Efron, here are the most-liked photos on Instagram from Olympic athletes.From Town & Country

    Town & Country
  • Demaryius Thomas has ultimate comeback for Josh Norman's talk

    Josh Norman plans to say whatever he wants this season, but the NFL receivers he talks about aren’t going to quietly take his trash talk. Norman said a lot of things in an ESPN the Magazine piece this week, and he talked about how he shut down Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl 50. “I don’t know what he was out there for,” Norman told ESPN.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Wade Davis? Greg Holland? Who needs ’em?

    The story of the two-time defending AL champion and current defending World Series champ Kansas City Royals cannot be told without talking at length about their bullpen. In 2014, Wade Davis, Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera formed a shutdown brigade that not only made it next to impossible for the opposition to mount late rallies, but managed something which seemed utterly impossible before 2014: they turned Ned Yost into a tactical genius. Indeed, the only time Yost got criticism at all that fall was when he messed with the autopilot formula that had that three-headed monster handling the 7th, 8th and 9th innings. Much the same happened in 2015, of course, despite Holland’s sharp decline and

    HardballTalk
  • Jamal Crawford reportedly faced death threats over losses while gambling with Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan helped propel Jamal Crawford‘s NBA career – one that has already lasted 16 seasons and resulted in more than $120 million in earnings and three Sixth Man of the Year awards. Jordan also fostered an environment where Crawford could’ve derailed it. Crawford was drafted for the Bulls in 2000, when Jordan was contemplating a comeback he’d eventually make with the Wizards. In preparation, Jordan frequently invited Crawford to play pickup basketball with him. Mike Wise of The Undefeated: In between Crawford’s first and second year in the league, after the pickup games at Hoops the Gym, many of Jordan’s friends and associates would go next door to his contemporary American restaurant,

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Doug Baldwin: Sherman was mad because 'we keep destroying him in practice'

    Seattle Seahawks teammates Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman might have both gone to Stanford but that doesn't mean the wideout and defensive back don't get into it from time to time. One of those moments occurred Monday, when the two came to blows after Baldwin beat Sherman on a touchdown pass during practice. Sherman was so upset that he took multiple swings at Baldwin, who had a dark bruise on his head at practice Tuesday. Baldwin decided to throw some verbal jabs after the altercation, pointing out that Sherman lost his cool because he keeps getting beat on the field. More from FoxSports "Obviously, tempers flare," Baldwin said, via The News Tribune. "Sherm's really upset that we keep destroying

    Fox News
  • Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Shares Thoughts On Yi Jianlian Back In 2012

    With the Los Angeles Lakers looking to fill out their roster before the preseason, they made headlines once again by signing forward Yi Jianlian. Despite several trips back and forth from the Chinese Basketball Association after several years as an NBA journeyman, the former sixth overall pick has impressed the Lakers’ brass with his improvement. Yianlian’s skill set has intrigued the Lakers brass. The team, as well as Del Harris, his former head coach for the Chinese National Team, believes he’s an ideal fit in Los Angeles. It appears Kobe Bryant also liked what he saw in Jianlian a few years ago. We recently dug up some old footage of Kobe sharing his thoughts on a young Jianlian back in 2012

    Lakers Nation
  • Fantasy football 2016 mock draft, Rounds 1-3: Lamar Miller cracks the top-five

    Lamar Miller, first round fantasy asset. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) National Draft Day is almost upon us, everyone. Time to get seriously serious about your prep. Beginning today, the Yahoo Sports fantasy crew is going to mock draft

    Roto Arcade
  • Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

    Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date. "I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger," Underwood said Tuesday. Underwood, 24, is a second-year tight end trying to land a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster.

    Associated Press
  • Manchester United Transfer News: Bastian Schweinsteiger Addresses Exit Rumours

    Speculation has swirled since the appointment of Jose Mourinho by the Red Devils about the future of the German, and he posted the following message on social media addressing his situation: More to follow.  

    Bleacher Report
  • Segedin's solo home run

    Rob Segedin clubs a solo home run over the wall in left field, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning

    MLB.com
  • Tennis’ fun new showcase teases a dream doubles pairing

    Sitting onstage at the St. Regis Hotel on Wednesday were arguably five of the top seven men’s players ever to hit a tennis ball. Too bad only one of those guys, Rafael Nadal, actually will compete in the US Open, which kicks off Monday in Flushing. The other four – Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Roger Federer – will sit it out, three of them long retired and Federer still rehabbing a knee injury. Federer will miss his first Open since 1999. The fabulous five were at a press conference to announce the birth of a new team competition that pits Europe vs. The World — similar to golf’s Ryder Cup. It’s being called the Laver Cup after the legendary Australian lefty, the last man to win the

    New York Post
  • Fantasy football 2016: The do-not-draft list

    Fantasy football in 2016 is a bit different to previous years. Let’s just make something clear, right off the bat: Every player is worth drafting once enough other players are off the board [takes a moment to contemplate how many rounds a re-draft league would have to have in order to make Christian Hackenberg worth a pick … stops counting … moves on]. With the help of our friends at Fantasy Pros, and the average draft positions they aggregate from several major sites, I have identified several such players and put them on this handy do-not-draft list. If you’ve been following any fantasy football coverage at all, you’ve come across many of the reasons people are so excited about the Ohio State product, so I won’t belabor them here.

    Washington Post