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FILE - In this June 15, 1987 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss gets doused with champagne from members of his team as he holds the NBA Championship trophy after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 106-93 to win the NBA Championship four games to two in Inglewood, Calif. Buss, the Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died. He was 79. Bob Steiner, an assistant to Buss, confirmed Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 that Buss had died in Los Angeles. Further details were not available. (AP Photo/Lennox Mclendon, File)

FILE - In this June 15, 1987 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss gets doused with champagne from members of his team as he holds the NBA Championship trophy after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 106-93 to win the NBA Championship four games to two in Inglewood, Calif. Buss, the Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died. He was 79. Bob Steiner, an assistant to Buss, confirmed Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 that Buss had died in Los Angeles. Further details were not available. (AP Photo/Lennox Mclendon, File)
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    Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans’ first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor. What a performance for Golden State’s latest big star to help lead the U.S. Olympic team past China 107-57 on Tuesday night for a third dominant victory in as many exhibition games. Durant, who finalized his two-year contract with the Warriors on July 8, scored all 13 of his points during a 13 1/2-minute span of the first half while playing his first game at his new home, Oracle Arena. Booed in Los Angeles a couple days back, Durant received a far more friendly reception in the Bay Area he will now call home.

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  • The Tim Lincecum experiment is the most depressing story in baseball

    I’m not sure exactly when I started hoping the Giants would sign Tim Lincecum. Maybe it was when Jake Peavy was lit up by the Mets, or maybe it was when he couldn’t get out of the second inning against the Cubs. Maybe it was when Matt Cain got hurt, with the Giants resorting to Albert Suarez, a spring afterthought. But I was on board. My exact words might have been, "Can’t hurt!" Those words were not accurate. Lincecum is officially the saddest story in baseball right now. After allowing one run in six innings for his first start, Lincecum has thrown 24 innings over six starts, allowing 50 hits, nine home runs, and 30 runs. That’s not a typo — more than two hits per inning and about a home run

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  • Thunder renounce Derek Fisher

    Derek Fisher is already stumping for his second head-coaching job. Fisher has done plenty since retiring as a player — getting hired by the Knicks, getting fired by the Knicks and in between being attacked by Matt Barnes and finding another controversy about player relations. All the while, Fisher counted against the cap for the Thunder, his last NBA team. Oklahoma City finally renounced him to sign Alex Abrines. Albert Nahmad of Heat Hoops: This is one of my favorite salary-cap quirks, explained in further detail here. These are becoming fewer and further between, because teams are using cap room more frequently as the salary cap skyrockets. Gone are the days of a team operating above the cap

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  • Aaron Rodgers reveals the true meaning of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call

    Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, the mystery of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call has finally been solved. For years, football fans everywhere have tried to solve the riddle of the 'Omaha' call, only to come up empty. The frustration has finally come to an end though because Rodgers spilled the beans during a recent appearance on the HBO show Any Given Wednesday. During the interview, host Bill Simmons asked Rodgers who he tries to emulate at the quarterback position. The Packers quarterback mentioned that he'll occasionally watch film on guys like Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. During an extra segment after the show, Rodgers went into even more detail on what he likes about Manning "I like watching

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  • Rory McIlroy rips 345-yard bomb during long drive contest and still loses

    An early disappointment for Rory McIlroy at the 2016 PGA Championship, but thankfully for him, it was all in good fun. Arriving on the tee ahead of the competition’s annual long drive contest early on Tuesday, Rory smashed a 345 drive that looked a virtual certainty to win the contest. Indeed, he was leading for most of the day. But then a dramatic twist to the story. More than six hours later, South Korean player An Byeong Hun snuck a drive 347 yards — just two yards past McIlroy’s — to snatch the prize from Rory’s hands in the final moments. Tough break. Rory spoke to ESPN about it afterwards: “I’m a little bit gutted,” McIlroy said with a smile. “That would have been a mini victory this week

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  • How Venus Williams Quietly Became a Successful Entrepreneur (and Why She Can't Go to Movies)

    Unless you've been living totally off the grid for the past twenty-two years, you know Venus Williams: ranked the world's #1 tennis player on three separate occasions; winner of 7 Grand Slam singles titles; winner of 14 Grand Slam doubles championships; 4-time Olympic gold medalist... I could go on and on. What you probably don't know is that Venus has quietly crafted a successful career as an entrepreneur, launching her active wear brand EleVen, a clothing company that makes tennis clothing and performance women's clothing for yoga, fitness, running and dance. Venus has never felt she should just focus on tennis: she can be a tennis player and a student and a designer and an entrepreneur.

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  • Chris Bosh and the Heat are in another debate over his health

    Chris Bosh saw a second straight season end early due to blood clots last February, but the story of his 2015-16 hardly ended there. While Bosh and the Miami Heat largely kept their disagreements out of the press, reports indicated that player and team were at odds over when he should return to the court. Bosh apparently wanted to play in the postseason (where the Heat took the Toronto Raptors to seven games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals), but the team did not want to risk his health.

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  • Manny Pacquiao warned to avoid 'young Floyd Mayweather' Terence Crawford in comeback fight

    Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach will to try to ensure his fighter does not trade punches with Terence Crawford when he returns to the ring later this year. Just months after announcing his retirement from boxing, Pacquiao will make a comeback on 5 November in a bout with Crawford, Jesse Vargas, Danny Garcia and Adrien Broner some of the names considered for the fight. Crawford, 28, who unified the super-lightweight titles with an impressive victory over Viktor Postol, was named as a possible opponent by Pacquiao's promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.

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  • Cavaliers center is retiring after one season in the NBA, and he is going out a champion

    In the midst of the Cleveland Cavaliers' historic championship win, Sasha Kaun was definitely lost in the middle of all of the excitement. To be fair, Kaun spent the previous seven seasons with CSKA Moscow, winning five Russian League titles and five VTB United League titles as well as a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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  • Rudy Gay: Kings aren’t handling trade rumors right way

    Rudy Gay has come up again and again in trade rumors. The Kings forward doesn’t seem thrilled with that. Gay, in a Q&A with Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty: You mentioned people are wondering if you are going to be here next season. I imagine you are like most of the guys in the league and try not to pay attention to that stuff, but do you pay attention to trade rumors and does it bother you? I mean it’s been pretty loud as of late so it’s hard not to pay attention to it. I think it just goes to, I don’t know, I think there’s always ways to do things and in this situation I don’t think it’s going about the right way. No matter what your intentions to do with your players, I would think the

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  • Chris Sale doesn’t regret protesting wearing White Sox retro uniform

    White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from Saturday night’s start against the Tigers due to a confrontation he had with White Sox coaches and front office staff over the 1976 retro uniforms the club was to wear. Sale used a knife to cut up his uniform as well as the uniforms of some other players, protesting the club’s decision to wear them. The White Sox suspended Sale five games “for violating team rules, for insubordination, and for destroying team equipment.” Sale spoke about the incident for the first time, as MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports. The lefty apologized to fans who came to see him pitch and said he regrets “not being there for my guys,” referring to the bullpen, which had to cover

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    Bell is still going through the appeal process. Under the rules, missing a test is the same as failing a test in the league’s eyes, which is why Bell finds himself in hot water. Could a cell phone be at the root of Bell’s problem?

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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

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  • With chilling history, Baltusrol is one of America's great courses

    On a chilly February night in 1831, Baltus Roll, a farmer who led a quiet life alongside his wife, Susanna, was murdered by two men seeking a rumored buried treasure. Billed by the New York newspapers as the “Crime of the Century,” the alleged killers, Peter Davis and Lycidias Baldwin, never found any lucrative cache as they ransacked the cottage and hogtied and strangled Roll to death. Fifty years later, Louis Keller, publisher of the New York Social Register, purchased the rolling farmland in the hills 20 miles west of Manhattan and established the fifth-oldest golf club in the U.S. Honoring the man who once farmed the land, Keller joined the names of Baltus Roll and thus fabled Baltusrol Golf Club came to be. Against that chilling backdrop — Roll’s tombstone rests five miles from the clubhouse and reads in addition to his name, “Murdered,” — the 98th PGA Championship begins Thursday on the Lower Course.

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  • Durant enjoys Oracle debut

    Team USA's Kevin Durant admits it was odd for him to be cheered on at the Golden State Warriors' home venue of the Oracle Arena, as they beat China 107-57.

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  • Conor McGregor's coach predicts result of Nate Diaz rematch

    Conor McGregor’s coach expects a much different result this time around. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on Aug. 20 in a rematch of the fighters’ UFC 196 bout, which Diaz won via a second-round submission. McGregor said after his UFC 196 loss that he became tired early in the fight — perhaps a product of him jumping up two weight classes — but the Irishman’s coach, John Kavanagh, doesn’t see that being an issue next month. In fact, Kavanagh is calling his shot, saying recently on Periscope that he expects McGregor to defeat Diaz in the fourth round at UFC 202. This obviously would mean lasting much longer than he did at UFC 196, but McGregor’s preparation for Diaz has been

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  • Reserve Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson academically ineligible for the fall

    “Do something. And underline that. Do something.” Those were the words of Urban Meyer back in May when discussing the status of Dylan Thompson with his Ohio State football program.  Fastforward two months, and Thompson did indeed do something, albeit it’s a something that’s not even remotely positive. At the Big Ten Media Days Tuesday, the OSU head coach announced that Thompson is academically ineligible for the fall semester.  That means the defensive lineman likely won’t play at all in 2016, and it could mean it’s the end of the road for the player in Columbus. Thompson came to the Buckeyes as a three-star 2014 signee, rated as the No. 21 strongside defensive end in the country and the No.

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  • Amar'e Stoudemire was so much more than his highlights

    History will not view the newly retired Amar’e Stoudemire as one of the best players of his era, but he is sure to go down as one of the memorable. It’s to Stoudemire’s credit that all those incredible moments seem more like the punctuation to his fantastic NBA career than they do the substance. At one time, the knock on Stoudemire was that he would be too inconsistent to make a major pro impact.

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  • Jose Reyes used until he broke, giving shot to Mets’ hottest hitter

    Jose Reyes was never indestructible, even when he was in his prime. So it seemed like the Mets might be asking for trouble by playing the 33-year-old every game after calling him up from the minors this month. On Tuesday, in his last at-bat of the Mets’ 3-2 loss to St. Louis in the first game of a doubleheader at Citi Field, Reyes suffered a Grade 1 left intercostal strain. The injury left Reyes unavailable for the second game, a 3-2 victory, and figures to sideline him for at least a few days, according to manager Terry Collins. Wilmer Flores started at third in the nightcap against lefty Jaime Garcia and had three hits. Collins anticipates that Flores will fill in for Reyes. “He’s done a great

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  • Michael Bennett's contract complaints could signal trouble for Seahawks

    It’s still in the early stages but there might be some contract trouble brewing in Seattle. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is unhappy with his current deal. Bennett made that clear in a recent interview with the Huffington Post.

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  • Guardiola exiles overweight Manchester City players from squad

    Manchester City players will need to adhere to new coach Pep Guardiola’s strict fitness demands if they are to work their way into his first team plans this season. The Catalan tactician, who replaced Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium this summer, is known for whipping his sides into top condition in order to play his energetic brand of football, and has already issued an ultimatum to members of his newly inherited squad. The Citizens are currently in China preparing for the new season, and left-back Gael Clichy has revealed that they have been told in no uncertain terms that unfit players will not be allowed to train with the rest of the squad.

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  • Buy or Sell: OSU in the SEC

    In the article, Higgins sets up a scenario where both OU and OSU jump ship on the Big 12 and join the SEC West. By doing so, that would move Alabama and Auburn to the SEC East, leaving the SEC with two eight-team divisions. That would make the SEC look like this: In The West: OSU, OU, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi St, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas A&M In the East: Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, South Carolina One thing that move would do is make the balance of power in the SEC much more even between East and West. BUY OR SELL: IF OFFERED, OKLAHOMA STATE SHOULD ACCEPT MEMBERSHIP IN THE SEC. BUY: As far as overall athletic success, Oklahoma State will fit in the SEC

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