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INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 25: The field of drivers and their teams stand for the National Anthem during the IRL IndyCar Series 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 25, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

In 1974 the race was moved to the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. In order to honor the race being held on a Sunday the Speedway invites someone from the religious community to be present. Archbishops have been invited along with famous clergymen like Billy Graham.
  • Former De La Salle QB dies during U.S. Army Ranger training

    A former De La Salle High School quarterback has died during military training, according to media reports. Mike Parros, 21, who last played for the Spartans in 2011, died during the first week of Army Ranger training in Fort Benning, Georgia, according to ABC7, which cited his former coach Justin Alumbaugh and former teammate Brandon Roberts. The cause of his death is under investigation. Parros also played football for Army while attending West Point. Check back for updates.

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  • BJ Penn Expects to Return in November, Reponds to Dana White's Comments

    UFC president Dana White, in a recent interview with TMZ Sports, said that if B.J. Penn could go back and do it over again that the UFC Hall of Fame member would “do things differently if he could.” White's comments were in response to being asked about fighters that didn't live up to their potential. “It’s flattering and it makes you sad at the same time,” Penn said about White's comments. “Maybe Dana White will look back and be like, ‘You know what?

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  • 2016 NFL Preview: Vikings hope to get Adrian Peterson to a Super Bowl

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. There are probably two categories of Minnesota Vikings fans: Ones who have convinced themselves that Adrian Peterson is a superhero and will be a Hall of Fame running back forever, and the ones who worry if the rest of the Vikings will peak when Peterson is still in his prime. Back then Peterson was destined to be the NFL’s Ernie Banks and never play for a championship, at least for Minnesota.

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  • Aroldis Chapman electrifies Wrigley Field in Cubs debut

    If you were curious what type of reaction Aroldis Chapman would receive upon his debut at Wrigley Field, wonder no more. The hard-throwing left-hander had won over Cubs fans even before taking the mound in the ninth inning. By the time he struck out Avisail Garcia to wrap up a perfect inning and a Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox, he’d whipped them into a frenzy.

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  • Report: If Durant/Curry relationship goes south, teams will try to poach Stephen Curry. Well, duh.

    There are a handful of true game-changing players in the NBA. Not max players, there are a chunk of those, we’re talking “you can build a contender around him” guys. Kevin Durant is one, and he is headed to Golden State. Stephen Curry is another. And he is a free agent next summer. So many teams — including one contender — are ready if the Durant/Curry relationship goes south, reports Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report. Well, duh. Again, there are not many Curry level players; teams should have a “what if” plan. Including contenders. That is very different than saying Curry is going to leave the Warriors — nobody around the league sees that as likely. Nobody expects a “poisonous” Durant/Curry relationship.

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  • This video of Lionel Messi in training is just glorious (Luis Suárez nutmeg included)

    Lionel Messi is awesome. Not only did he cut his vacation short so he could rejoin the Barcelona squad a week earlier to train with his teammates in England and play every friendly match in preseason, he is also using the training sessions  to show just how amazing he is. These are just 140 seconds of greatness. Messi is laughing in the Rondos as he makes his teammates look like fools, he's dribbling Mathieu like he's not even there, and he's even nutmegging his good friend Luis Suárez just because why not. He's also scoring goals on little posts, because every goalpost is big enough for Messi. Just wish Messi was not blonde. But hey, you can't always get what you want. Still, Messi, you're awesome.

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  • Latest on Jonathan Lucroy: Asking price is steep, talks heating up

    The Mets are among several teams to contact the Brewers about acquiring 30-year-old, All-Star C Jonathan Lucroy... Latest Update (July 28): 10:15 am: Teams interested in Lucroy feel Milwaukee's asking price is too steep, and could drop the closer they get to Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone tweeted. 10:05 am: Trade talks with teams interested in Lucroy are staring to pick up momentum, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, who says the Mets, Indians, Rangers, Astros and Red Sox have all been in contact with Milwaukee. In exchange for Lucroy, the Brewers are looking to acquire high-end prospects and a catcher, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported late July

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  • Two years ago, Jaworski saw clear gap between Nick Foles and Russell Wilson

    Three years ago, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski cooked up one of the hottest takes of all time, taking the position that quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Jaworski’s opinion somehow became news for his employer, feeding the four-letter network’s engine for several days in August 2013. A year later, Jaworski offered up an even hotter — but far less memorable — take regarding quarterbacks Nick Foles and Russell Wilson. Given a choice between the two, which would he pick? “I’m taking Foles,” Jaworski said. “Not even close. Russell Wilson is just . . . because of that system he is in. Russell Wilson plays with that defense, the best in football. He just managed

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  • Two San Diego lineman to start the season on PUP list

    The San Diego Chargers are desperate for a healthy offensive line in 2016 and already the team is struggling with injuries as a pair of lineman will be heading to the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, center Chris Watt will be starting trainig camp on the PUP list. Chargers C-G Chris Watt expected to open camp on PUP list, sources said.

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  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time. The Rangers

    Big League Stew
  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

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  • Pat Riley says new addition Dion Waiters is worth more than he signed for

    Dion Waiters and Pat Riley will now share a room. (Getty Images) Pat Riley says Dion Waiters is not worth the contract Riley’s Miami Heat just signed Waiters to. We’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not you personally think Waiters is worth less

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  • Video: Matt Cain launches a three-run home run

    Madison Bumgarner isn’t the only Giants pitcher who can rake. Matt Cain crushed a three-run home run during Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Cain stepped to the plate with runners on the corner and one out against Reds starter Cody Reed in the bottom of the second inning. Reed threw a 1-1 fastball down the middle and Cain hit it about 20 rows back in the left field seats. It’s Cain’s first homer of the season, his first since 2012, and the seventh of his 12-year career. He still has some work to catch up to Bumgarner, who has two homers this year and 13 in his career. On the pitching side of things, Cain got the win against the Reds on Tuesday night, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk

    HardballTalk
  • 2016 BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: I have Ohio State 3rd, and I regret it already

    At the end of each conference run-through, I take a look at how I perceive the conference's balance of power heading into the season. This is in no way based on schedules, so they are not predictions. This is just how I would rank the teams after writing thousands of words about each of them. When I finished all of the Group of Five conferences, I compiled a full mid-major power rankings list. Now we're into the power conferences; here's the ACC, and here's the Pac-12. Each team's name below links to its full preview. Tier 1 1. Michigan 2. Michigan State 3. Ohio State I've gone back and forth on this constantly. As you see below, all three of these teams have low numbers in returning production.

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  • Brad Keselowski crashes at Watkins Glen test

    Brad Keselowski‘s car suffered extensive damage in a crash during testing Tuesday afternoon at Watkins Glen International. Keselowski was evaluated and released, according to a team representative. The incident took place going into Turn 1 on the road course. Keselowski tweeted that he lost his brakes entering the corner off the long frontstretch. Crew chief Paul Wolfe told NASCAR.com that they lost the car’s rear brakes and that the front brakes locked before the impact. Keselowski told NASCAR.com: “Just the pedal went to the floor.” He hit a tire barrier, which was positioned in front of an Armco barrier. Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International, told NBC Sports that engineers

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  • Giants report to training camp today for physicals and conditioning

    The long summer break ends today for the New York Giants as they report to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for physicals and conditioning. It will be the first summer in 12 years without former head coach Tom Coughlin at the helm. Ben McAdoo is now the head man and he is excited to get cracking. "We started to establish our identity- without pads- but sound, smart and tough, committed to discipline and poise," McAdoo said at the end of minicamp in June. "We know what it looks like now. We had a chance to sit down, we had a chance to define it and lay the foundation for when we do get the pads on." The first training camp session will be held on Friday morning. The team will hold 11 practices

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  • Tigers' version of rock-paper-scissors features water cooler smash to the head

    On Wednesday, Detroit Tigers stars Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera were generous enough to give the world a glimpse of the team's very odd -- and violent -- version of rock-paper-scissors. The two players in question are shortstop  Jose Iglesias and second baseman Ian Kinsler, with Kinsler delivering the punishment and Iglesias absorbing the bonk to the head. While Verlander and Cabrera's sneak peak into Detroit's clubhouse is surely appreciated by the masses, the Tigers' game brings up a few questions, most pressing of which: What is the origin of the game? And how can we see more of it?

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  • Blue Jays walk off on wild pitch

    Devon Travis breaks for home on a wild pitch by Paul Clemens and scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th for a walk-off win

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  • 32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympics History

    ​The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring

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  • Video: Four important rules for fans at MLB's trade deadline

    Baseball’s trade deadline is creeping up on us. The thirst for trade-deadline news and gossip is so real in 2016, though, that there are many pitfalls that fans need to consider as they refresh their Twitter feed in hopes of seeing a deal from their favorite team. The market for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has picked up.

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  • Nicholas Linheim interview after winning Utah Championship

    Nicholas Lindheim talks about his win at the 2016 Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank.

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  • Fabregas sent off as Chelsea edges Liverpool in testy ICC clash

    Chelsea’s back line did most of the work in Wednesday’s International Champions Cup opener against Liverpool. Gary Cahill’s early header stood up as Chelsea weathered Liverpool’s attack and a second-half red card to Cesc Fabregas in a contentious 1-0 win at the Rose Bowl. Klavan left the match momentarily before returning and appears lucky to not have escaped a more serious injury to his left foot.

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  • Rams grant Nick Foles' request and release QB

    You give a little, you get your freedom: the Los Angeles Rams have released Nick Foles, reportedly after the quarterback requested to be let go. In exchange for the opportunity to hit the open market, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Foles agreed to a lower

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  • Bill Peters locked up by Carolina Hurricanes through 2019

    Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t one of them, despite having guided his team to within seven points of a wild card spot while having a bottom five payroll. Peters was handed a new contract that extends the 50-year-old coach through the 2018-2019 season, as Carolina announced on Wednesday. “Bill is a talented, young coach in the National Hockey League,” said Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager.

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