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@LOS ANGELES - JUNE 19: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is interviewed by sportscaster Ahmad Rashad while his team celebrates winning the NBA Championship after defeating the Indiana Pacers in Game Six of the 2000 NBA Finals on June 19, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges 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 2000 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

  • LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron teases offensive changes

    There’s no guarantee that LSU’s offense will immediately become explosive after the departure of coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Orgeron, speaking to the media for the first time since he was named interim coach after Miles was fired on Sunday, made it clear that LSU would be spreading the field more starting with Saturday’s game vs. Missouri.

    Dr. Saturday
  • 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.

    People
  • 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.

    NBC Sports
  • 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

    Shutdown Corner
  • Gregg Popovich Shares His (Very Insightful) Thoughts on National Anthem Protests

    Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich is known as being extremely cerebral and thoughtful, and at the team's media Monday, he offered his thoughts on the national anthem protests inspired by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. His comments were so insightful that a reporter asked him if he'd consider running for president after he spoke on the social injustices occurring in the United States. Below is a transcription of Pop's words: What are your thoughts on what's going on in the country? "I think it's really dangerous to answer such important questions that have confounded so many people for hundreds of years, to ask me to give you my solutions, as if I had any, in 30 seconds. So if you

    Esquire
  • 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.

    Golf
  • 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

    Roto Arcade
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • All Marlins players will wear number 16 in honor of Jose Fernandez tonight

    The Marlins game was understandably cancelled yesterday. The baseball schedule has always gone on in such situations, however, and the Marlins will host the Mets tonight in Miami. As they do so, they will all be wearing number 16, Jose Fernandez’s number, in honor of their fallen teammate.

    NBC Sports
  • Official: LSU fires head coach Les Miles, OC Cam Cameron

    The Les Miles era in Baton Rouge has come to an end. A day after LSU fell to 2-2 with an 18-13 loss at Auburn, the school announced that Miles has been fired as head coach. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has also been fired.

    Dr. Saturday
  • The Man Who (Practically) Owns NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car

    If you’ve bought a battery charger for your car at Walmart or Pep Boys or most anywhere else, you know where Don Schumacher made his money – Schumacher Electric, the world’s largest manufacturer of chargers. It’s what Schumacher does for fun – and profit, for that matter – that we’re addressing here: If you watched the NHRA drag racing coverage from Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis this past weekend, the man in the bright red shirt, standing there at the starting line, was downright ever-present during the Top Fuel and Funny Car eliminations. There was Don Schumacher standing there for the Top Fuel final between his son, Tony Schumacher, who has eight Top Fuel season championships, and his challenger, Shawn Langdon.

    The Drive
  • ‘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,

    ProHockeyTalk
  • 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.

    Sports Illustrated
  • 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.

    Amber Matsumoto
  • Rory McIlroy on U.S. Ryder Cup Team: 'Best Task Force Ever'

    The opening shot of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine is still several days away, but the Americans and Europeans are already sparring over which team has the upper hand heading into the competition. Earlier this week, U.S. captain Davis Love III lavished praise on his squad, bragging that "this is the best golf team, maybe, ever assembled." World No. 3 Rory McIlroy, a veteran of three victorious European Ryder Cup teams, doesn't sound so impressed. "Definitely assembled the best task force ever, that's for sure," McIlroy told Golf Channel.

    Golf
  • Player Remembers Palmer's 'Dashing Style' & 'Knowing Smile'

    Gary Player remembers the many traits of Arnold Palmer: A fiercely competitive golfer who had a "slashing, dashing" style and didn't know when he was beaten. A man who could be "difficult and demanding" — Player said it was no secret that they had their differences. But Palmer was also a person blessed with "charisma, charm and patience." "He was loved by all even when they did not know him," Player said Monday remembering his great rival. "Arnold was many things to many people and undoubtedly made golf more popular, but to me he was simply a dear friend for over 60 years." Player said in a statement. Player woke up on his farm in South Africa Monday morning to learn of Palmer's death Sunday

    ABC News
  • 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.

    Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
  • David Ortiz had the Rays cancel his pregame ceremony out of respect for Jose Fernandez

    With a fourth-inning solo home run off of Phillies starter Jake Thompson, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson reached the 30-homer plateau for the fourth time in his 13-year career. 24 of Granderson’s 30 homers have come with the bases empty. Mets catchers, collectively, have a .296 on-base percentage, the second-worst mark in the National League. Since the end of August, Granderson has hit cleanup with Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Yoenis Cespedes hitting in front of him.

    HardballTalk
  • Notre Dame officially parts ways with defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder

    Notre Dame has officially parted ways with embattled defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. “This is a difficult decision,” Irish head coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. “I have the utmost respect for Brian as both a person and football coach, but our defense simply isn’t where it should be and I believe this change is necessary for the best interest of our program and our student-athletes.” Notre Dame has allowed 134 points through their first four games and are just 1-3 after extremely high preseason expectations. This was VanGorder’s third season in South Bend but the Irish have regressed significantly and ranked 101st in FBS scoring defense after Saturday’s home loss to Duke. Defensive

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • 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
  • A moment in time: How Kevin Harvick won on the final restart

    “They gave me a shot to win,’’ Kenseth said of his team, “and I didn’t hang on for it.’’ The final moment, though, actually began a few laps earlier. As the cars circled New Hampshire Motor Speedway behind the pace car, Kenseth’s team told him that there had been complaints about the last restart. He asked who complained. His team told him NASCAR, although officials ruled the restart was legal. “They made it sound like I slowed down the last time,’’ Kenseth said after finishing second to Kevin Harvick. “But in my opinion the leader is always supposed to have the advantage. He’s the leader; he earned that advantage. They said I slowed down a little bit last time, which I’ve got to re-watch it.

    NASCAR Talk
  • 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

    ProSoccerTalk
  • 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.

    Big League Stew
  • Sadly, Crosby praise still comes at Ovechkin’s expense

    Here’s a homework assignment for you: praise Sidney Crosby‘s incredible work without downgrading Alex Ovechkin. Yes, it’s not easy. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun presented an interesting column that spotlighted an admittedly “tired narrative” while still ultimately pumping up Crosby at Ovechkin’s expense. LeBrun quoted anonymous executives who, yes, trotted out tired narratives. One executive did the baseball thing in making it Crosby (“five-tool guy”) vs. Ovechkin (“home run hitter”) while another equated it to a full-court player vs. a “half-court” player. It’s all … well, tiresome. Ovechkin may not have had the greatest game of his life on Saturday, but watching that game, was the takeaway really that

    ProHockeyTalk
  • 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.

    FC Yahoo