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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 14: Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jerry Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate in the locker room after winning the 1987 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 14, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. Lakers 106 vs Celtics 93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

  • Jose Fernandez’s death is, sadly, not without precedent

    As we still try to process the death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez in a boating accident, we can’t help but be reminded that it is, sadly, not without precedent. The example which most obviously and immediately springs to mind are the deaths of Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews, who were killed in a boating accident on Little Lake Nellie in Clermont, Florida during spring training in 1993. Olin was only 27 and had four years in the bigs, all with Cleveland, under his belt. Three years ago, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com caught up with the families of Crews and Olin — their widows and their children — and told us about how they have all coped with their shocking deaths over the previous two decades.

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  • Jaroslav Halak carried Team Europe to the World Cup Final

    Jaroslav Halak is doing it again. He is taking an undermanned team, one that doesn’t match up with its opponents on paper, and carrying it to a level nobody expected it to reach. He did it during the 2010 NHL playoffs as a member of the Montreal Canadiens when he helped a No. 8 seed upset that year’s Presidents’ Trophy winning team in the first round, and then the defending Stanley Cup champions in the second round. The Canadiens were mostly outplayed in each series, but Halak was so good, and so dominant, that it didn’t matter. He was the single biggest reason his team reached the Eastern Conference Final that year. He showed how much of an impact a hot goalie can make on a team a short series.

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  • Mets maul Phillies in home finale, presented by W.B. Mason

    Robert Gsellman pitched a career-high seven innings and Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam as the Mets walloped the Phillies, 17-0, in the regular-season finale at Citi Field on Sunday.

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  • Nicole Williams and NFL Player Larry English Are Engaged!

    Nicole Williams and Larry English are set to tie the knot after the 30-year-old NFL player popped the question to his longtime girlfriend on the season finale of WAGS. PEOPLE has the exclusive clip from the moment English took a knee to ask Williams for her hand in marriage. When English traveled to Thailand to surprise Williams, his romantic gesture nearly backfired after she freaked out that she didn't know his whereabouts.

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  • Fined for crack block vs. Saints, Odell Beckham Jr. facing suspension if he's flagged again

    Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman battle last December (AP) It makes a little more sense now why New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he would walk away if things got a little too intense between he and Washington cornerback Josh Norman on

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  • Brad Marchand coy about playing with Sidney Crosby on Penguins

    TORONTO – Brad Marchand might not be “Brad Marchand” anymore. There was a time his name carried an undeniable connotation. He was a pest. He was a injurious sneak. The President of the United States called him a “little ball of hate.” Not so much now,

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  • Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release

    A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since the Tuesday killing of Keith Scott, 43, whom police said was armed when officers shot him. Crowds were smaller on Sunday than earlier in the week, but protesters said they would continue until police, who on Saturday released portions of videos showing Scott's death, published all the footage.

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  • Report: Chelsea set to overhaul defense with clear out

    At times during Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday, Antonio Conte looked like he was going to cry. The defending was that bad. Chelsea gave up three first half goals, the first in calamitous fashion as Gary Cahill was inexplicably caught on the ball to let Alexis Sanchez in to score, and Conte was seething in his post-match press conference about the level of defending and the fact that Chelsea has now conceded at least twice in each of their last four games. The Daily Mail reports that the Italian manager has seen enough from both Cahill and struggling right back Branislav Ivanovic and he will “phase them out” in the coming weeks at Stamford Bridge. With captain John Terry set to come

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  • Nerlens Noel calls Sixers crowded center situation “silly,” adds it “doesn’t make sense”

    At the center position, the Sixers have the athletic and defensive minded Nerlens Noel, the offensive-minded Jahlil Okafor, and the untested player who may be the best of the group in Joel Embiid. Nerlens Noel called the situation out as “silly” speaking to the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey.

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  • Jose Fernandez added to list of athletes who died far too soon

    Of all the lists baseball fans thought Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez might make one day, no expected this one: athletes who died far too young. Fernandez, 24, was one of three people killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident in Miami. It’s a tragedy that has gripped the sporting world, as Fernandez is universally regarded as one of the best pitchers in MLB.

    Big League Stew
  • Benches clear between Nationals, Pirates after Bryce Harper leaves game

    Bryce Harper left Sunday afternoon's game between his Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent left hand injury. What led to Harper's hurt hand also led to the benches clearing at PNC Park.

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  • Nick Saban on Les Miles: Wins national title and two SEC titles and doesn’t last a season?

    The firing of Les Miles by LSU on Sunday afternoon caught a number of people by surprise. Perhaps it shouldn’t have considering the drama surrounding Miles’ job situation toward the end of the 2015 season, but none the less the Tigers have moved on and named Ed Orgeron its interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season. On Monday, the coach Miles was hired to replace at LSU reacted to the news, and he certainly seemed puzzled by it. “A man wins a national championship and two SEC titles, and he doesn’t make it through the season?” That was the response of one Nick Saban, head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. “Les Miles is one of the most respected colleagues in terms of rivalry we’ve

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  • Fantasy Freak Show pod: Kenneth Dixon and other waiver wire adds

    Kenneth Dixon #30 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball during a preseason NFL game against the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don open the podcast discussing fantasy ramifications from all of the

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  • Greg Hardy's drug arrest should close door on faint hopes of a return

    Usually, talented players in their prime get second, third and fourth chances by NFL teams, no matter what has happened to them off the field. Hardy, who had a domestic violence arrest and NFL suspension in 2014 and was reportedly a disruption in the Dallas Cowboys locker room in 2015, barely drew any attention as a free agent this offseason. Whatever small chance Hardy had at getting another shot might be gone after he was arrested for drug possession.

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  • BMW Drivers Had a Really, Really Bad Day at the Nürburgring

    On Saturday, the Nürburgring hosted the ADAC Barbarossapreis race, the eighth event on the VLN Endurance Championship calendar. The Germs dominated on home turf, handily sweeping the Nordschleife podium. The No. 8 HARBIO Mercedes-AMG GT3 took the overall

    The Drive
  • Jalen Ramsey on Steve Smith Sr: 'I don't respect him as a man'

    Ravens wideout Steve Smith Sr. shot back at Jalen Ramsey on Sunday night after the Jaguars cornerback called him an “old man” following Baltimore’s 19–17 win.

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  • ‘We are who we are’ — Stars stay committed to ‘high-octane’ hockey

    The Dallas Stars had the best offense in the NHL last season, but only the 19th-best goals-against. It was a combination that made them arguably the most exciting team to watch, but also one that ended with a second-round defeat to the St. Louis Blues. In the Stars’ four losses to the Blues, they surrendered 20 goals combined. When it was over, much of the blame was assigned to their two goalies, and by extension to their general manager. Just don’t expect the Stars to dramatically change their ways in 2016-17. They are who they are, and they don’t want to be anything else. “Everybody is raving about Team North America (at the World Cup), and that’s the way we play hockey,” GM Jim Nill said,

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  • What's next for Cris 'Cyborg' Justino if the UFC keeps refusing to make a new weight division?

    It took Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino a little more than one round to finish off Lina Lansberg. Cris “Cyborg” Justino has already won two title belts, so the fact she doesn’t have a UFC division to compete in doesn’t faze her much. Justino blistered Lansberg with a powerful right hand and then pummeled her on the ground, forcing referee Mario Yamasaki to stop the bout in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Brasilia, Brazil, at 2:29 of the second.

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  • The Marlins will all wear No. 16 to honor Jose Fernandez

    When the Miami Marlins take the field Monday night, their first game since the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez, they’ll have his No. 16 with them. That’s because the Marlins have coordinated a team-wide tribute to Fernandez for their game against

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  • Phil Mickelson Criticizes PGA Tour's Setup of Tour Championship

    Phil Mickelson wasn't happy with the PGA Tour's course setup for the Tour Championship, and he let everyone know. After his final round, Mickelson was critical of the PGA Tour's setup ahead of this week's Ryder Cup because of the thickness of the rough. After a Sunday 66, Mickelson finished in 22nd place. The PGA of America runs the Ryder Cup when it's hosted in the United States, and the European tour runs the event when it's held in Europe.

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  • Wayne Rooney no longer good enough for Manchester United

    At age 30, Wayne Rooney is no longer good enough to play for Manchester United in the Premier League. Frankly, Rooney is a captain without a position on United because he is simply not good enough to play anywhere on the park at this point in his career. With Rooney left out of the starting lineup, Juan Mata got to play in his natural No. 10 role for the first time this season.

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  • Thrilling comeback gives No. 7 Stanford a wild win over UCLA

    Death. Taxes. Stanford over UCLA. Cardinal head coach David Shaw ran his record to a perfect 7-0 against the Bruins in thrilling fashion on Saturday night thanks to a 22-13 comeback victory at the Rose Bowl. Trailing 13-9 with just two minutes left in the game, the Cardinal marched 70 yards in 101 seconds to take an improbable lead after failing to score a touchdown until their final drive. Quarterback Ryan Burns was behind most of the yardage on what would be the game-winning drive, going 5-of-8 to finish off the Bruins by lofting a perfectly thrown fade into the hands of 6-foot-3 receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside near the corner of the end zone. Burns finished with just 137 yards through the air

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  • Vin Scully says goodbye to home fans with another legendary call

    When the Los Angeles Dodgers came into Sunday with a chance to clinch the National League West during Vin Scully’s final home game, it seemed as though the stage was set for a storybook ending. The Dodgers did not disappoint, winning the game and clinching the division on a dramatic walk-off home run in the 10th inning. With that, Vin Scully left the the world of baseball with yet another legendary highlight.

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  • Surveillance footage appears to show somebody intentionally setting fire to one of Auburn University's famed Toomer's Corner oak trees

    The toilet paper hanging from one of Auburn University's famed Toomer's Corner oak trees was set on fire late Saturday night and surveillance footage of the corner appears to show a person intentionally setting the fire. Following Auburn's 18-13 upset win over No. 18 LSU, the toilet paper caught fire, causing damage to the tree.

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  • Joe Biden tweeted at Carson Wentz: 'It's our year'

    It may be thanks to Vice President Joe Biden that we're all aboard the Wentz Wagon. Biden may have coined the term and Barack Obama made it big. Now, Biden has tweeted at Wentz after the Eagles' rookie led the Birds to a 3-0 start.

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