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LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss receives the Larry O'Brien trophy after his team's victory over the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. 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 2010 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

  • IOC decides against full ban on Russians from Rio Olympics

    Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete. The decision, announced after a three-hour meeting via teleconference of the International Olympic Committee's executive board, came just 12 days before the Aug. 5 opening of the games. "We had to balance the collective responsibility and the individual justice to which every human being and athlete is entitled to," IOC President Thomas Bach said. The IOC rejected calls from the World Anti-Doping Agency and dozens of other anti-doping bodies to exclude the entire Russian Olympic team following allegations of state-sponsored cheating.

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  • Rosberg edges out Verstappen to lead final Hungary practice

    Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes a clean sweep of practice sessions in Hungary by topping FP3 on Saturday morning, edging out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by two-thousandths of a second. Rosberg led second practice on Friday afternoon, and spent the majority of the final session at the top of the timesheets as drivers enjoyed the final runs ahead of qualifying later today. A fastest lap of 1:20.261 on the super-soft tire gave Rosberg P1 at the checkered flag, but his advantage was far less comfortable than he would have liked. Red Bull arrived in Hungary expected to run Mercedes close, but failed to match the German marque for pace on Friday. However, Verstappen managed to turn up the wick and produce

    MotorSportsTalk
  • A Sad Day For The NFL

    A Sad Day For The NFL

    Click here to read the real story about "Deflategate"

    Hollywood Space
  • Lou Lamoriello and Maple Leafs: 5 things we’ve learned after a year

    Except this time, as I write about Lou Lamoriello, there’s considerably less shock, awe, Eastern Conference plate tectonics and bafflement. Growing up as a New Jersey Devils fan, imagining that Lamoriello would leave the general manager’s chair wasn’t too outrageous.

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  • Ranieri on Leicester post-Kante: “Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going”

    Claudio Ranieri hasn’t lost his way with words over the summer. The Leicester City boss who famously refused to admit his team was in a title race for most of the Premier League season is keeping it cool in the wake of N'Golo Kante signing for Chelsea. Simply put, Ranieri says everything’s going to be fine. From Sky Sports: “Last season we lost Esteban Cambiasso and everybody was crying,” Ranieri said, after his side drew 1-1 with Celtic in a pre-season friendly. “Now we are crying because we lost Kante. Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going.” Kante was probably the most important part of Leicester’s title capture last season, but Ranieri’s system was also critical. The follow-up

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Georgia Southern vacates three wins from 2013-14 seasons

    Georgia Southern has vacated three wins from the 2013-14 seasons stemming from a two-year investigation into its football program, the school has announced. The violations occurred when the Eagles played an ineligible athlete in three games over those seasons. The wins came against Savannah State and St. Francis in 2013 and Louisiana-Monroe in 2014. Georgia Southern’s 2014 Sun Belt championship will not be impacted by the ruling. “While it is disappointing to vacate these three victories, we get to put this chapter behind us,” Georgia Southern AD Tom Kleinlein said in a statement. “The student-athletes on this year’s football team, and teams moving forward, are not affected by the NCAA’s ruling

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Burt Opens Up Finally About Sally Relationship.

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  • Mike Piazza reflects on memorable post-9/11 home run

    Piazza on his 9/11 HR: "The fact that people remember that is very touching. Not only was that a defining moment in Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame career, it was a defining moment for a city and a country that was doing its best to collectively heal. Mike Piazza connects for a memorable home run on Sept. 21, 2001.

    Big League Stew
  • Saturday schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Sprint Cup teams will qualify today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their only appearance on track. Xfinity teams qualify and race. Here’s today’s schedule: (All times are Eastern) 7 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 11:40 a.m. – Xfinity Series qualifying; single car/two rounds (NBCSN) 1:20 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting 1:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network) 3 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions 3:30 p.m. – Heat race No. 1; 20 laps/50 miles (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, IMS Radio Network) 4:25 p.m. – Heat race No. 2;

    NASCAR Talk
  • Texas Rangers trade rumors: Joey Gallo the price for Tampa Bay pitcher

    Texas Rangers trade rumors:  Joey Gallo is the Tampa Bay Rays desired return -- or at least primary piece of a return -- in a deal for Jake Odorizzi or Matt Moore, while the Rangers won't part with Gallo unless they are getting Chris Archer, According to Evan Grant. Evan says the ChiSox talk isn't going anywhere and so the Rangers and Rays have re-engaged, with the teams continuing to see if a deal can be reached, while each waits and sees if the other will blink.  I don't see Odorizzi or Moore being worth parting with Gallo, although Evan seems to suggest that the shallow pitching market over the next year or two may make it worthwhile (though that may also reflect skepticism on Evan's part

    Lone Star Ball
  • Jhonattan Vegas rallies to win at the RBC Canadian

    In the final round of the 2016 RBC Canadian Open, Jhonattan Vegas closes with a birdie-birdie-birdie finish to secure his second PGA TOUR title.

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  • Flyers’ Couturier has street named after him in his hometown

    Most people will never be able to say they have a street named after them, but Flyers center Sean Couturier isn’t most people. The 23-year-old’s name is now on a street sign in his hometown of Bathurst, New Brunswick. Sean Couturier Avenue leads to the rink where he began his minor hockey career. “It’s special, it’s a great honour,” Couturier said, per CBC.ca. “It’s not something you dream of growing up, but if you can be an example for other young kids and remind them even coming from a small town like Bathurst, anything is possible if you make the sacrifices and believe in what you can do.” The month of July has been kind to Couturier for the second straight year. Last year at around this time,

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Rosberg called before stewards over Hungary pole lap

    Nico Rosberg has been called to see the FIA race stewards over his pole position lap during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. Rosberg’s final Q3 lap saw him edge out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for pole position by 0.143 seconds, but was partially completed under double-waved yellow flags shown following a spin for Fernando Alonso. Rosberg was adamant after the session that he lifted enough, and the stewards did not initially investigate it. However, over three-and-a-half hours after qualifying was completed, Rosberg has now been called in over a possible failure to slow for yellow flags during his Q3 lap. Rosberg will meet with the stewards at 19:45 local time in Hungary

    MotorSportsTalk
  • She Was Perfect In The 70's, Now However...

    She Was Perfect In The 70's, Now However...

    What became of these 1970's vixens? You'd be surprised

    UberHavoc
  • Report: Michigan State and Penn State will play at the Palestra

    Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has previously expressed a desire to coach a game at the legendary Palestra in Philadelphia and it appears he’ll get his chance in a Big Ten game this season. According to a report from Brendan F. Quinn of MLive, Penn State will use the Palestra as its home gym for the Jan. 7, 2017 Big Ten game against Michigan State. It is the only time the two teams are scheduled to play during Big Ten season and Penn’s home gym will offer a unique setting for the game. Since the capacity of the Palestra is 8,722, it should make for a fun atmosphere for both programs since this will be a game both fan bases will likely want to attend. With Nittany Lions head coach Pat Chambers

    CollegeBasketballTalk
  • Report: Juve buys Higuain for $103m, tipped as precursor to Pogba sale

    It’s a move that screams its own headlines, yet is being tipped as a precursor to a larger one. According to Sky Sports, Juventus has purchased Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for an incredible $103 million, equaling the second-highest transfer fee in football history (Cristiano Ronaldo). Higuain is 28 years old, making the fee even harder to fathom despite his status as the reigning Serie A goal leader. His 36 goals in 35 matches was by far his best campaign, though he’s always been a productive striker. Moreover, the massive money only fuels the fire that Juventus is possibly selling Paul Pogba to Manchester United or Real Madrid for what will certainly be a world record fee, eclipsing the $110

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Iowa DE says he was held at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go

    Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie (No. 56, above) nearly became a tragic combination of two of this nation’s hot button topics, according to a post on his Facebook page. Ekakitie says he was in an Iowa City park playing Pokemon Go when officers approached him with guns drawn, suspecting him of being involved in a nearby bank robbery. Ekakitie wrote his profile — a large black man dressed in black clothes — led five Iowa City officers to approach him, but the Hawkeye defender did not hear their approach due to having headphones in his ears — which led the officers to draw their guns. Ekakitie wrote police searched him before letting him go. “My pockets were checked, my backpack was opened

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

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  • Red Sox analyst Remy struck by monitor as wind causes havoc

    “The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club,” general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. The White Sox clubhouse was open to reporters for only 20 minutes before it was closed for a team meeting before the game. Manager Robin Ventura did not discuss the incident later in his pregame availability. Right-hander Matt Albers started in Sale’s place and the White Sox planned to use multiple relievers.

    HardballTalk
  • Chris Bosh's Playing Future Reportedly May Depend On Whether He Continues Taking Blood Thinners

    No one in the NBA is going through quite what Chris Bosh is. After two straight seasons cut short by sudden rare medical issues, Bosh is at a crossroads with his body, his team, and blood-thinning medications. A new report from the Miami Herald makes clear that Bosh is eager to return to the court, as he has been during this whole process.

    UPROXX
  • Terence Crawford beats Viktor Postol, is Manny Pacquiao next?

    Terence Crawford was simply far too good for Viktor Postol. As Floyd Mayweather would say, it was easy work for the budding superstar from Omaha, Neb. He was faster, more accurate, hit harder and controlled the bout from start to finish to add Postol’s WBC belt to his collection. Crawford now has the WBO and WBC super lightweight belts and possibly a Nov. 5 date with Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino senator decides to fight again.

    Kevin Iole
  • Gwen Stuns Fans on 'The Voice'

    Gwen Stuns Fans on 'The Voice'

    The crowd and fans of ‘The Voice’ were stunned by Gwen Stefani’s performance.

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  • New York Giants' Damon Harrison: 3-4 to 4-3 transition has been 'seamless'

    When the New York Giants signed defensive tackle Damon Harrison early on in free agency, they knew exactly what they were getting. Harrison had established himself as one of the elite run-stuffing interior linemen in the NFL, which is exactly what they were looking to add alongside fellow defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. But in addition to switching his locker-room and jersey color, Harrison is also facing a change in defensive systems and philosophies. With the New York Jets, Harrison found a comfort level in the 3-4, but will now have to switch to the 4-3 under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. No problem, says Harrison. Thus far, the transition has been “seamless.” “The more and more

    Giants Wire
  • There is a report about Islanders eyeing a new arena in Nassau, too

    The New York Islanders’ new owners claim that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is “our home,” yet there are all kinds of rumors going around about where they may settle. Things really heated up with talks of moving next to the New York Mets with a new arena in Queens, but apparently that’s not all. New York Newsday reports that the Islanders have met “several times” with the New York Racing Association to build a new arena in Belmont. This would mean that the Islanders would (wait for it) bring the team back to the Nassau area. It was emphasized that such talks were in early stages and that the ownership group is “weighing multiple options, including remaining in Brooklyn.” When it came to the rumors

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Johnny Cueto annoyed with Royals after White House snub

    Johnny Cueto played a key role in the Royals World Series win, but wasn’t invited to the White House celebration. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

    Big League Stew
  • 15 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

    15 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

    Do you eat any of these cancer causing foods? Number 13 may surprise you, Click Here!

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  • Joking with Justin Timberlake at golf tournament, Stephen Curry throws mouthguard. Again.

    Well played Stephen Curry, well played. He was joking around with Justin Timberlake at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe this weekend (you can watch it on NBC, check your local listings) when Curry poked a little fun at himself by throwing his mouthguard. Last time he did that he got a $25,000 fine. This time he got some laughs.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • The time is right - England boss Allardyce

    England manager Sam Allardyce believes the job has come at the right time for him and wants to pass on his experiences to the rest of the squad.

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  • MLS Snapshot: Portland Timbers 1-2 LA Galaxy (video)

    The game in 100 words (or less): The LA Galaxy are firing on all cylinders these days, having extended their winning streak to four games (six games unbeaten) with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Saturday. The win sees Bruce Arena’s side move to within two and five points of the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield-leading Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas, respectively (the two sides face one another later on Saturday), while the Timbers miss out on their chance to jump two places, up to fourth, in the West. Back to Saturday’s game, Robbie Keane bagged the 80th goal of his time in MLS (to go with 44 assists, bringing the Irishman’s impressive

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Controversy On LeBron and CAVS Winning The Finals

    Controversy On LeBron and CAVS Winning The Finals

    The NBA playoffs are finally over. The NBA's second season ended Sunday, as the Cavalier's knocked off the Warriors in seven games to win the NBA F..

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  • deGrom battered in Mets loss to Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jacob deGrom lasted just 3 2/3 innings and a less-than-dominant Jose Fernandez was still plenty good enough to lead the Marlins past the Mets, 7-2, on Saturday night at Marlins Park. In case you missed it… deGrom (6-5) labored from the start and lasted a season-low 3 2/3 innings while surrendering five runs on 10 hits and a walk. He struck out five and also allowed a moonshot home run off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, who went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. The Mets took a 2-1 lead off Jose Fernandez in the third after falling behind a half inning earlier. deGrom led off with a double and came home later in the inning on Yoenis Cespedes' bloop single to right. James Loney followed with a sacrifice

    SNY
  • 2016 NFL Preview: Jets' quarterback issue clouds everything else

    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. When these rankings were set, I had no idea what to do with the New York Jets. The Ryan Fitzpatrick standoff is one of the stranger ones I can remember.

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