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Wichita State's Ron Baker gets a hug from teammate Evan Wessel after Wichita State lost to Louisville 72-68 in a semi-final game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, April 6, 2013.
  • Tyron Woodley stuns Robbie Lawler to win UFC welterweight title

    Tyron Woodley is the new UFC welterweight champion. Apparently the most difficult thing to do in the UFC in 2016 is for a champion to retain a title. Tyron Woodley clocked Robbie Lawler with a crushing right hand Saturday in the main event of Phillips Arena in Atlanta to win the welterweight title at UFC 201.

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  • AAC commissioner: 'It looks like' some members will leave for Big 12

    American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, addresses the media during an NCAA football media day in Newport, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The American Athletic Conference will probably lose at least one member to the Big 12. “I’ve been talking to the (athletic directors) and the president of the schools that might leave, and it looks like some of them will,” Aresco told Barnhart.

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  • LeBron James ordered a pizza with 16 different toppings

    LeBron James has clearly let himself go. (Getty Images) LeBron James is allowed to eat whatever the heck he wants. He averaged nearly 42 minutes per game during his brilliant MVP turn in last season’s NBA Finals win, he’s already played more minutes than

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets update on his condition

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted an update on his condition Saturday morning, shortly before Sprint Cup cars were scheduled to practice again without him. This is the third weekend that Earnhardt has missed as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. Jeff Gordon is driving the No. 88 this weekend at Pocono for Earnhardt, who has had issues with balance and nausea. Earnhardt has preached patience in his recovery. Saturday, Earnhardt tweeted: “Update: No change lately. Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching patience.” Earnhardt said last week he would provide an update on his condition Monday on the Dale Jr. Download podcast. Hendrick

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  • Why the Padres decided to give up on Matt Kemp

    The San Diego Padres are changing. On Saturday it was Matt Kemp’s turn. This can be the path when a player such as Kemp, an old-ish 31, finds himself down a couple tools, and on a contract paying him for all those tools.

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  • Did NHL teams suck fun out of 3-on-3 OT? (Trending Topics)

    A little more than a year ago, the NHL announced that it had officially adopted a 3-on-3 overtime as a means of juicing goal-scoring in the league and avoiding the shootout to as great an extent as possible. At the time, we had little understanding of what the NHL looked like at 3-on-3. From 2007 through the end of 2014-15, all NHL teams combined had played a grand combined total of just 87 minutes in that strength situation.

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  • Report: Januzaj wants to leave Manchester United for good

    Adnan Januzaj wants to leave Old Trafford permanently. The 21-year-old has one club goal since his breakout 2013-14 campaign, when he scored four times in the season that saw him turn 19. It wasn’t long ago that the debate on Januzaj’s stardom was not hyped as if, rather when. Countries were fighting for his international future, and United fans were rankled when he didn’t hit the pitch. Now, it’s a surprise if he factors at all. Januzaj hasn’t played for Belgium since 2014, and made just 12 appearances during a loan stint at Borussia Dortmund last season. The Daily Mail reports that Januzaj has told Jose Mourinho he’s ready to leave Manchester. Sunderland have been tipped as a possible destination

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  • DeAndre Hopkins not at Texans camp, displeased over his contract

    The Houston Texans’ two best players are not participating in training camp now. One is the injured J.J. Watt, who is out indefinitely. The other is DeAndre Hopkins, who apparently didn’t report to camp after it appeared initially that he arrived and then left, per ESPN.com.

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  • Latest on Lucroy: Mets have offer out, Indians on no-trade list

    3:40 pm: The Red Sox and Mariners are no longer pursuing Bruce (Heyman, FanRag). 12:30 pm: The Brewers have a firm, minimum price for Lucroy, otherwise they may not deal him (Rosenthal, FoxSports). 12:07 pm: The Indians and Nationals, not the Mets, are on Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy's eight-team, no-trade list (Crasnick, ESPN). Nevertheless, teams that have asked about Lucroy believe he could eventually be traded to Cleveland, rival executives said yesterday (Crasnick, ESPN). 10:45 am: The Brewers are currently weighing an offer from the Mets for Lucroy, which they have yet to reject, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin. It was reported Thursday that the Brewers and Mets have restarted talks about

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  • Kyrie Irving helps USA to ugly 80-45 win over Venezuela

    Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night. Coming off three straight flashy victories in Las Vegas and California, the United States shot 42.4 percent from the field and committed 13 turnovers in by far its worst offensive performance of its five-city tour in preparation for next week’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Returning to Chicago for the first time with the U.S. national team, Bulls star Jimmy Butler was cheered every time he was announced at the United Center.

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  • Steve Spurrier joins Florida athletics as ambassador and consultant

    Steve Spurrier is headed back to Gainesville. The Head Ball Coach stepped down as South Carolina’s head coach after a rough start last year and now will return to his old stomping grounds, the University of Florida, to serve as an “ambassador and consultant” to the UF athletic department. Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley announced the news Friday morning.

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  • Carmelo Anthony wants nothing to do with a Team USA singalong

    “Can’t we just do Blu Cantrell or something?” (Getty Images) Rarely mentioned in the usual Larry/Isiah/MJ-led discussions about how current NBA players aren’t mean enough to each other these days is the influence of international tournament camaraderie

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  • Sam Hornish Jr. fastest in first Xfinity practice at Iowa

    This weekend marks Gordon’s second consecutive race for Earnhardt, who is missing his third race in a row. No decision has been announced on who will drive the No. 88 Chevrolet next weekend at Watkins Glen International. Earnhardt is expected to provide an update on his status Monday, although a decision on who will drive the car could come later in the week. Gordon has said he’s there for as long as Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports needs him but there could be other considerations.

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  • The Red Sox's season is in its most perilous position yet

    As Xander Bogaerts tugged his navy blue batting practice pullover down over his muscular shoulders inside the visitor’s clubhouse at Angel Stadium on Thursday night, the Red Sox shortstop snuck into an exasperated smile. Boston beat Atlanta 1-0 back on April 25. Coming into Thursday, the Red Sox were 2-27 in games in which they had scored three runs or fewer.

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  • Yes, it’s really happening: Vegas NHL team installs ice for first time

    Sometimes you just need a reminder that a remarkable thing actually is happening. Saturday presented the latest evidence that the NHL coming to Las Vegas isn’t just a collective fever dream, as the still-nameless franchise noted that they’ve begun the process to install ice at T-Mobile Arena for the first time. It’s not the prettiest picture, but it means a lot: While setting up the first sheet of ice is a physical sign that things are coming together, the front office side will dictate the sort of team that eventually plays on it. For more insight into that process, Puck Daddy takes a look at Murray Craven, who appears to be a key part of bringing things together … even if it’s difficult to

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  • After dabbling in closers market, Nationals settle on Mark Melancon

    A year and two days after acquiring Jonathan Papelbon to lock down their ninth inning, the Washington Nationals on Saturday agreed to a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon. Last year, Drew Storen was demoted, and Papelbon choked Bryce Harper, and the Nationals missed the playoffs and then they traded Storen to Toronto.

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  • Giants turn a 5-4-3 double play

    Conor Gillaspie handles a Ryan Zimmerman ground ball at third then throws it to Eduardo Nunez who completes the 5-4-3 double play

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  • WATCH: Julian Green bags first-half hat trick for Bayern Munich

    Still just 21 years old, Julian Green is making his case for a place in the Bayern first team this season.

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  • Did Guy Fieri help lure Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors?

    When Guy Fieri tongs, people listen. Food Network personality Guy Fieri is a Bay Area native and, because the Golden State Warriors are awesome now, a fixture at Warriors games. The Warriors made the biggest splash in the NBA this offseason in adding 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant to a lineup that had already set the NBA record for wins in a season in 2015-16, prior to falling just short of an NBA championship.

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  • NFL conditionally reinstates Dolphins' Dion Jordan

    The NFL has decided to conditionally reinstate Miami Dolphins’ pass-rusher Dion Jordan, who was suspended for a year under the league’s substance abuse policy after submitting a diluted test sample. According to the announcement from the NFL, Jordan can join the Dolphins at training camp, allowed to participate in “meetings, conditioning work and similar activities.” He must also secure treatment in the Miami area, and after he’s done that he will be able to play in preseason games. The NFL will re-evaluate Jordan’s case at the start of the regular season, and after meeting with him will determine whether he’s been complying with the conditions of his reinstatement, he will be allowed to participate in regular-season activities.

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  • Mets sign Justin Ruggiano, send Reyes to DL

    The Mets have placed 3B Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list and have signed and activated OF Justin Ruggiano, the team announced Saturday.  Reyes was diagnosed with a Grade 1 intercostal strain after injuring himself on in the first game of a doubleheader on July 26. He has not been in the lineup since that game.  Ruggiano, who had been playing with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, hit .226 with a .321 OBP and .427 SLG to go along with seven home runs and 23 RBIs. He had been released by the Rangers earlier in the week. "I've know him a long time," manager Terry Collins said of Ruggiano. "Known him since the day he signed. He plays hard, plays all positions, can run. What we were looking for.

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  • Mercedes fined for unsafe release, Hamilton avoids grid drop

    Mercedes has been fined €10,000 for unsafely releasing Lewis Hamilton into the pit lane during the final Formula 1 free practice session for the German Grand Prix. Hamilton was released into the fast lane at the start of FP3, forcing Haas driver Romain Grosjean to hit the brakes and come to a stop. The stewards confirmed they would be investigating the incident after the session, meeting with Hamilton and a team representative at 12:30pm local time. Hamilton entered the weekend with two reprimands to his name already in 2016, with a third resulting in a 10-place grid penalty. The precedent for unsafe releases was unclear, with penalties ranging from a reprimand to a grid drop and a fine. The

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  • Andrew Miller for Lucas Giolito: WHO SAYS NO?!!

    The rumor mongers are churning up some good stuff about the Yankees and the Nationals maybe talking about an Andrew Miller for Lucas Giolito deal. It started with Jon Morosi saying that the Nationals were willing to trade Giolito, one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, to the Yankees for Miller straight up. Taking two steps back, the idea of a Miller-for-Giolito deal seems like it’d be something the Yankees would jump at in a heartbeat. Giolito would, in the normal course, be worth more than a relief pitcher. Even a good one under team control like Miller is. So if the Nats were willing to do this, the Yankees would be fools not to accept, right? Well, no. Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman

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  • Report: NHL linesman Henderson required neck surgery, friends fear his career may be over

    Don Henderson, the NHL linesman knocked to the ice by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman, has undergone neck surgery to repair damage from the hit and there are fears his career may now be over, according to a report in the Boston Globe. According to one of his friends in the officiating business, Henderson’s recent surgery was aimed at repairing two ruptured disks in his neck, the result of the hit. Felled in the second period, he dusted himself off and finished the game the night he was injured. “I know a lot of people are saying stuff like, ‘Hey, Wideman’s not that type of guy . . . that’s not in his nature . . . he’s a good kid,’ ’’ said one of Henderson’s longtime pals in stripes.

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  • Back in Chicago, Dwyane Wade hits stage in Lollapalooza surprise

    Dwyane Wade performs on-stage at the Bud Light Stage Moment at Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Three weeks after agreeing to terms on one of the more stunning deals of the summer, the Chicago Bulls will introduce Dwyane Wade at a Friday afternoon press conference. The All-Star shooting guard got to town a bit early, though — early enough to check out a crosstown interleague baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, and to make a special appearance at the opening of Lollapalooza, the massive music festival held each summer in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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