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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!
  • Singer Pulled From National Anthem at 76ers Game Over 'We Matter' Jersey

    Singer Sevyn Streeter says the Philadelphia 76ers pulled her at the last minute from performing the national anthem at the team's season opener over a "We Matter" jersey. Sevyn posted a short video to Twitter talking about the incident at the match-up between the 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I'm at the 76ers game singing the National Anthem and the organization is telling me I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey," Sevyn said. The 76ers organization sent the following statement to Action News, a local ABC affiliate: The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen

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  • Video: Cam Talbot was very angry with T.J. Oshie

    Cam Talbot had another strong game for the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night by stopping 34 of the 35 Washington Capitals shots he faced in a 4-1 win, improving his season save percentage to a robust .927. Along with backstopping the Oilers to their sixth win in seven games to open the season, the team’s best start since a guy by the name of Wayne Gretzky played for them, he was also involved in some rough stuff in the second period when he went old school on Capitals forward T.J. Oshie for charging into his crease and cross-checking him. Talbot’s response (as seen in the video above) was an attempt to feed Oshie his blocker pad. The end result of that exchange was Oshie getting a two-minute

  • Recalling Jeff Gordon's 2015 Martinsville win

    Relive Jeff Gordon's memorable win at Martinsville in 2015 that secured his spot at Homestead in his final season as driver of the No. 24.

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  • Manny Pacquiao trying to win a world title while training part time

    Manny Pacquiao’s senatorial duties have kept him from training full-time for his fight with Jessie Vargas. Manny Pacquiao may never have become a superstar boxer and cultural icon whose charity and good works changed the lives of countless of his countrymen if his nation’s current policy against drugs had been in place while he was a teenager experimenting with drugs. Pacquiao, who has tried to juggle his duties as a politician while training to fight Jessie Vargas for the WBO welterweight title on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas, recently told reporters in the Philippines that in an earlier time in his life, he used drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine.

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  • HIGHLIGHTS: Rangers' five unanswered goals catapults them past Bruins, 5-2

    The Bruins jumped out to an early lead, but couldn't hold on as the Rangers stormed back in the final two periods with five unanswered goals. Led by Brandon Pirri, the Rangers defeated the struggling Bruins 5-2.

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  • Russell Wilson's injuries are even worse than we thought

    First, on the knee injury, Wilson told Seattle media he wasn’t supposed to play for four weeks. Wilson, with the help of a live-in therapist, never missed a game. Wilson has a pectoral injury he’s dealing with.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo says Ashley Cole is the toughest player he faced

    Cristiano Rolando has faced the best defenders in the world during his time with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. He has also caused fits for most of those defenders with goal after goal for club and country. But, there have been some players who have at least made it difficult for the all-time leading goal scorer in Real Madrid and Champions League history. According to Ronaldo, former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Ashley Cole was the toughest player he has faced in his career. “Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole, he does not give you a second to breathe,” Ronaldo told Coach Mag. “He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak, quick,

  • Yahoo Sports' Presidential Bracket - Region picks

    Yahoo Sports' Evan Doherty, Tank Williams and Brad Evans break down the sixteen candidates who are left remaining for the title "Most Presidential Sports Figure".

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  • Nikita Kucherov exits Lightning's game vs. Canadiens after first period spill (Video)

    Tampa Bay Lightning scoring winger Nikita Kucherov took a spill on the ice in the first period of his game against the Montreal Canadiens and did not return to action to start the second period or the third period. Kucherov turned to his right in order to make a play up ice and then lost an edge in front of his team’s bench. “Hopefully it won’t be too long but he definitely couldn’t finish the game,” coach Jon Cooper told Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

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  • 76ers stop singer from performing national anthem for 'We Matter' jersey

    The NBA’s much-anticipated continuation of the NFL’s national anthem protests have so far been pretty tame. Philadelphia 76ers officials apparently wanted to avoid even the mild controversy drummed up by those incidents at their season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Recording artist Sevyn Streeter was set to perform the national anthem, but she never made it out onto the court once the powers that be saw her “We Matter” t-shirt.

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  • Isles travel to Pittsburgh to face Crosby and the Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins regained their Stanley Cup-winning captain, and he made an immediate impact. Perhaps as early as Thursday night, when the Penguins -- already 4-0-1 at PPG Paints Arena this season, and 4-2-1 overall -- take on the New York Islanders. Matt Murray, who missed the first seven Penguins games as he healed from a broken right hand sustained during the World Cup, is practicing again and served as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup for the first time this season Tuesday night. Sidney Crosby, who missed the first six games with a concussion, returned Tuesday to score the Penguins' first goal of a comeback in which they flipped a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.

  • Could F1 cars reach record speeds in Mexico?

    Montoya’s benchmark was achieved in the final season of the 3.0L V10 engine era - an era that, as many lap records still attest, was a particularly fruitful period for performance highs. The nature of performance in F1 tends to be cyclical, with the regulations deliberately shifted at regular intervals when cars get too quick for the circuits. The last couple of cycles haven’t quite reached the peak of the mid-2000s, but recent trends suggest the sport is heading back that way now. Put simply: if the present course continues, records will fall. Will the outright speed record be one of them? It isn’t something that can be taken for granted. The case for centres around the 366km/h that Sebastian

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  • Georges St-Pierre shuts down rumored Michael Bisping fight at UFC 206

    A proposed fight between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping at UFC 206 was quickly shot down by GSP. For a moment, there appeared to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the ongoing battle between Georges St-Pierre and the UFC. After St-Pierre declared himself as a free agent, the UFC drew their line in the sand and stated that the former champion was still under contract.

  • Welcome Lindholm: Ducks send Theodore, Etem to AHL

    The Anaheim Ducks finally hammered out a (sweet) deal with Hampus Lindholm, so now it comes down to some housekeeping. Specifically, it means sending some fairly useful players with significant pedigrees down to the AHL on Thursday. The team announced that both Shea Theodore and Emerson Etem are bound for the San Diego Gulls. Theodore, the 26th pick back in 2013, contributed a pretty assist to the Ducks’ 6-1 shellacking of the Nashville Predators last night: It’s a cool story that Etem returned to the franchise that selected him 29th overall in 2010, yet he’s struggled to really find a niche in the NHL so far. At 24, there’s still time, though he likely feels a little anxious to become a full-time

  • NFL interviewed Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott on prior domestic violence allegations

    The NFL and its investigators reportedly spoke with Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott about the allegations of domestic violence made against him by his ex-girlfriend, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. Amid backlash over the handling of the Josh Brown case, commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is serious about domestic violence. The NFL interviewed Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, even though no charges were filed by prosecutors in the case.

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  • Will this be most competitive Premier League title race ever?

    So, who is going to win the Premier League this season? That’s right, you haven’t got a solid answer. It’s okay. Most people haven’t. And that’s incredibly exciting. As Jenna Corrado and I discussed in the latest PST Extra (watch by clicking play, above), it is tough to remember any Premier League season in history being this competitive at the top end of the table. A unique set of circumstances has created what could be described as a “perfect storm” for the 2016-17 campaign. Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all have new managers and are taking time to settle down. The projects at Tottenham and Liverpool are in full flow. Arsenal’s squad is looking better balanced than ever. Chelsea

  • Finalists announced for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards

    This is the Rawlings Gold Glove award presented to Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte before a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 3, 2016. (AP Photo) Much like the Hollywood

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  • Dylan McIlrath, Magnus Paajarvi on waivers

    On Thursday, the New York Rangers dropped defenseman Dylan McIlrath on waivers, while the St. Louis Blues did the same with Magnus Paajarvi – again. A roster numbers crunch meant the Rangers had to make a decision, and McIlrath was the odd-man out.

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  • Hawks rip off 24-4 run to put away Wizards in Dwight's debut

    Through three quarters, the 2016-17 NBA season opener between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards was a nip-and-tuck battle, a knock-down drag-out affair featuring 14 ties, 17 lead changes and plenty of dueling runs that left just one point separating the two clubs entering the fourth and final frame. Over a seven-minute span, though, the Hawks hit the gas and left the Wizards in the dust, offering hope for continued success despite major changes in the starting lineup. After a jumper by new Wizards big man Jason Smith gave Washington an 82-81 lead with 11:18 to go in regulation, the Hawks utterly dismantled Washington, ripping off a 24-4 run that turned a hard-fought contest into a laugher.

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  • Reports, reaction to Cespedes opting out, maybe leaving as free agent

    According to multiple reports, Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent...Cespedes (52) tosses his bat after a home run at Citi Field. (Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports). Most Recent Updates & Reaction Cespedes will opt out, though he and the Mets continue to have an open dialogue about a new contract, MLB reporter Jon Heyman wrote Oct. 26. Nevertheless, just as they did a year ago, the Mets seem pretty convinced Cespedes will not be back, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin tweeted later in the night. Cespedes, who has two years and $47.5 million left on his current deal, is seeking a new, five-year contract, according to Rubin. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat

  • Titans defense must-start in TNF

    The Thursday night matchup between the Titans and Jaguars doesn't necessarily scream fantasy football success, but Rotoworld's Josh Norris advises to start the Titans defense against Blake Bortles and the Jaguars.

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  • Column: Should NHRA get with the times to grow sport?

    Drag racing has been one of the biggest motorsport passions of my life. Ever since the first time I went to the now-defunct U.S. 30 Dragstrip in northwest Indiana – with the famous loud and echoing radio liner, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, at beautiful U.S. 30 Dragstrip, where the GREAT ONES Runnnnnnn!” – in the early 1970s, I’ve been a big fan of the quarter-mile. (By the way, for those in the Midwest who remember U.S. 30, which closed nearly 30 years ago, efforts are under way to bring it back. But I digress.) As a reporter, I’ve covered drag racing since the early 1980s. I still get as excited today following the sport as I did back then. But … and you probably figured a but was coming. While

  • Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf out with upper body injury

    Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf was banged up in his team’s overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night and it is bad enough to keep him out of the lineup entirely on Wednesday when they host the Nashville Predators. The Ducks announced the news just before puck drop on Wednesday. Getzlaf played only 10 minutes on Tuesday night before exiting the game. The Ducks are also playing without goaltender Jonathan Bernier who was also injured on Tuesday, resulting in the team calling up Dustin Tokarski for Wednesday’s game. Tokarski will serve as the backup for John Gibson. Getzlaf is definitely the bigger loss here for the Ducks on Wednesday, not only because Gibson was likely to start

  • Broncos' C.J. Anderson has torn meniscus, could miss rest of season

    C.J. Anderson is tackled by Houston’s AJ Bouye on Sunday – after Anderson suffered his torn meniscus. Bad news for the Denver Broncos: starting running back C.J. Anderson has a “significant but not complete” meniscus tear and will undergo surgery to repair it on Thursday evening. Via Denver 9News reporter Mike Klis, doctors won’t know the extent of Anderson’s injury until the surgery, and he will be out either eight weeks or 12 weeks.

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  • Jose Mourinho charged over referee comments

    Jose Mourinho is never far away from controversy. On Thursday the English FA announced the manager of Manchester United had been charged for comments about referee Anthony Taylor before their game against Liverpool last Monday. Ahead of the 0-0 draw at Anfield, Mourinho had questioned the appointment of Taylor as referee given the fact that Taylor resides close to Manchester and some may influence some of his decisions. This is what the FA had to say, as there is a clear rule in place which bans managers from talking about refereeing appointments before the game. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct, in respect of comments he made relating to the appointed