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FILE - In this June 18, 1980 file photo, Jerry Buss, center, poses with players from his teams at a charity event in Beverly Hills, Calif. From left are Los Angeles Lakers' Jamaal Wilkes, Los Angeles Kings' Charlie Simmer, Buss, Lakers' Magic Johnson and Kings' Marcel Dionne. 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/Reed Saxon, File)

FILE - In this June 18, 1980 file photo, Jerry Buss, center, poses with players from his teams at a charity event in Beverly Hills, Calif. From left are Los Angeles Lakers' Jamaal Wilkes, Los Angeles Kings' Charlie Simmer, Buss, Lakers' Magic Johnson and Kings' Marcel Dionne. 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/Reed Saxon, File)
  • 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
  • Marlins at Tearful Press Event Speak of Jose Fernandez' 'Joy' in Playing Baseball

    The Miami Marlins held an emotional press conference early this afternoon on news of the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. Don Mattingly, the team's manager, wept as he spoke of the joy with which Fernandez played the game of baseball. Team president David Samson, fighting back tears, spoke of how the Fernandez, who emigrated from Cuban, was a beloved figure in Miami who was intimately involved with the community.

    Good Morning America
  • 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
  • Mets must take path of least resistance to postseason

    By the way, you can stream Sunday’s game at Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index and video home beginning at 1:10 p.m. Once loaded with arms like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler, New York is currently down to Noah Syndergaard, who’s currently battling strep throat, and Bartolo Colon, who is officially its steadiest and healthiest rotation option. Therein lies the problem for the Mets.

    Big League Stew
  • MacArthur concussed in Senators camp, fight breaks out (Video)

    At Ottawa Senators camp, defenseman Patrick Sieloff – who was acquired in the offseason for Alex Chiasson – made contact with the head of Clarke MacArthur in a play along the boards. MacArthur immediately went to the ice clutching his head. Bobby Ryan, who is not known for being much of a fighter, went directly after Sieloff.

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  • Man United 4-1 Leicester: Red Devils rampant without Rooney

    Rooney dropped to bench Pogba scores first United goal United 4-0 up at HT Leicester’s Gray scores stunner Manchester United and Jose Mourinho responded to their critics in emphatic fashion on Saturday at Old Trafford as the Red Devils blew past Leicester City 4-1 after a sensational first half display. Goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba (his first-ever goal for United) rocked the Foxes and despite Demarai Gray‘s stunner giving them hope in the second half, United always looked fairly comfortable. United’s captain and talisman Wayne Rooney was left out of the starting lineup and after at least the first half display he may find it tough to get back into Mourinho’s

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  • Pit stall assignments for today’s race at New Hampshire

    Pole-sitter Carl Edwards will have the pit stall closest to the exit of pit road for today’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Drivers with openings either in front or behind their pit stall are: Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Edwards. The number in the each box below represents the car number. The number below the box is the pit stall number.

    NASCAR Talk
  • With loss to Duke, Notre Dame's season is off to a disastrous start

    Brian Kelly’s seat just got a whole lot hotter. Notre Dame was a three-touchdown favorite for its home game Saturday against Duke, but allowed the Blue Devils, who have double-digit losses to Wake Forest and Northwestern, to rack up nearly 500 yards of offense in a 38-35 upset. Notre Dame took a 35-28 lead with 7:46 to go, but Duke quickly tied the game on a 64-yard touchdown pass from redshirt freshman Daniel Jones to Anthony Nash.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Early Fantasy Football pickups for Week 4

    Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football expert Andy Behrens reveals his top three waiver claims for Week 4 based on Sunday’s early game results.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Jets respond to Jacob Trouba’s trade request

    Word surfaced on Saturday night that Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the team so that he can, in his view, reach his full potential as a player. It did not take long for the Jets to issue a statement responding to the request. In a statement released by the team, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said that in his view Trouba “still represents an important part of the long-term future” of the club and that they working diligently to resolve the matter.

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  • 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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  • 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,

    Puck Daddy
  • Michigan State trio raises fists during national anthem

    Protests during Week 4 of the college football season that began Friday night have bled over into Saturday’s action. Prior to the Wiconsin-Michigan State this afternoon, three Spartans — fullback Delton Williams, defensive end Gabe Sherrod, safety Kenney Lyke — raised their fists in protest during the playing of the national anthem. Sherrod, an FCS transfer once committed to Syracuse who instead transferred to MSU, stated earlier in the week that it’s “[t]ime to represent this movement publicly!!” Mlive.com published a photo on its website that shows Sherrod (left, No. 89) and his teammates with their fists in the air in protest. That’s far from the first protest at a college football game, and

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  • Vacc's 3 Keys: Giants clash with defending division champs

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Three weeks into the season, the New York Giants have a golden chance to bury the defending NFC East champions. Right? "I wouldn't say that," Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. "It's a divisional opponent and these wins are huge. But what people aren't really saying, they are the defending champs. They are the NFC East champs. We have to dethrone them. We have to go through them because they have that title." Maybe that's true, but the Redskins are 0-2 and the Giants are 2-0, and a Giants win on Sunday afternoon could put Washington in such a deep hole from which it might never be able to recover. As early as it is,

    SNY
  • WATCH LIVE: London powers collide as Arsenal hosts Chelsea (Lineups, Stream)

    Sound the trumpets. This is a big one. Antonio Conte leads Chelsea across London for a match against Arsene Wenger and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to complete a Saturday full of fun in the Premier League (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) Cesc Fabregas will start after scoring a pair in Chelsea’s 4-2 extra time win over Leicester City at midweek in the EFL Cup, while Arsenal keeps Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez, and Granit Xhaka on the bench. LINEUPS Arsenal: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Cazorla, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Alexis. Subs: Ospina, Holding, Gibbs, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas, Giroud. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz,

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  • Report: John Farrell won’t rule out a postseason return for Pablo Sandoval

    It’s been a strange season for Red Sox’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who lost his starting role in spring training, went 0-for-6 in three regular season appearances, and underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in May. That was the last the Red Sox were supposed to hear about Sandoval until spring 2017, when he was expected to rejoin the team after a lengthy rehab stint in Florida. On Saturday, manager John Farrell was telling a different story. Per MLB.com’s Sam Blum, Farrell hinted that Sandoval could return to the team as soon as October, albeit in a very limited capacity. At the time of the surgery, it was all looking at the start of next Spring Training,”

    HardballTalk
  • Refs inexplicably miss targeting penalty on brutal UCLA hit

    UCLA jumped out to a 10-3 halftime lead over Stanford. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Raise your hand if you know what targeting is. Oh, nobody? Neither do I. About five hours after Penn State’s Brandon Smith was ejected for a questionable-at-best targeting

    Dr. Saturday
  • Robin Lehner certainly has swagger

    Robin Lehner is a big goalie, and barring possible language barrier issues, sure seems to have a pretty big personality. That at least seems to be the case with the Buffalo Sabres’ top guy, who provided the Buffalo News’ John Vogl with a great quote: “There’s a lot of pressure on me, and that’s fine. … I know I’m a good goaltender,” Lehner said. Hey now. As much as the Sabres feel like a work in progress, acquiring Lehner was one of GM Tim Murray’s boldest moves. Murray was able to observe Lehner in Ottawa, and despite some struggles, the big Swede (6-foot-5, 240 lbs.) was sneaky-good in 2015-16. Twenty-one games serves as a limited sample size, yet a .924 save percentage seems quite promising.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Vandoorne felt 2017 was ‘last chance’ to get F1 seat

    Stoffel Vandoorne believes that 2017 was his “last chance” to make the step up to Formula 1 with McLaren after spending the past two years waiting in the wings for a seat. McLaren announced over the Italian Grand Prix weekend that Vandoorne would be moving into a full-time race seat for 2017 alongside Fernando Alonso following Jenson Button’s decision to take a sabbatical. Vandoorne had been knocking on McLaren’s door for a seat for some time, particularly after winning the GP2 title in 2015.

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  • La Liga & Serie A: Real Madrid falter; Barcelona score 5 (again) without Messi

    A roundup of Saturday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights… Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid Real Madrid remain top of La Liga, but their lead was reduce from three points to one on Saturday. Up 2-1 heading into the games final 20 minutes, Zinedine Zidane elected to pull Cristiano Ronaldo off the field in the 72nd minute — much to the Portuguese’s displeasure. Zidane then watched as his side conceded an 85th-minute equalizer and ultimately settled for a draw. Marco Asensio put Los Blancos ahead in the 33rd minute, but Las Palmas answered through Tana in the 38th minute, making it 1-1 at halftime. Karim Benzema scored what looked to be the winner in the 67th minute, but Sergio Araujo pegged the

    ProSoccerTalk
  • 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
  • AP Top 25: Wisconsin, Texas A&M move up in top 10

    Like the coaches poll, there was not a ton of movement toward the top of the AP Top 25 this week, although there are some musical chairs being played. Wisconsin moved into the top 10 following a win at Michigan State over the weekend, moving up to No. 8. No. 9 Texas A&M also moved up a spot following an overtime win against Arkansas. No. 1 Alabama continues to pull in the most first-place votes with 50 this week. No. 2 Ohio State received four and No. 3 Louisville received six. No. 4 Michigan once again received one first-place vote, which has been the case each week thus far. Boise State makes its first appearance in the AP poll this week, checking in at No. 24. Here is the full AP Top 25 for

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  • Flores could be done for rest of season

    Wilmer Flores could be done playing for the rest of the reason, Terry Collins told reporters Saturday. Latest update (Sept. 24) Flores, who injured his wrist two weeks ago in a play at home plate in Atlanta, is still not close to swinging a bat, Collins said.  "The level of concern is DEFCON 4," Collins said to reporters on Wednesday, Sept. 24. "It's been 10 days and he hasn't been able to swing. I'm very concerned." Flores received a second cortisone injection Monday, Sept. 20, for a bone bruise in his wrist.  Flores initially injured himself sliding headfirst into Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski during the game on Saturday, Sept. 10, which appeared to cause significant impact to his head and

    SNY
  • Tag Ridings, Martin Flores co-lead at Nationwide Children's

    In the second round of the 2016 Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, Tag Ridings shot up the leaderboard with an impressive 6-under 65 to grab a share of the lead with Martin Flores at 8-under overall.

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  • Boudreau’s already a breath of fresh air for Wild

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Bruce Boudreau era has begun for the Minnesota Wild. For the players, the demands will be many. The expectations will be as straightforward as can be. The experience also promises to be a lot of fun. “Sometimes he doesn’t even

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