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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.
  • Adam Silver doesn't love the 1+1 deals signed by LeBron and Durant

    One of the weirdest things about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors is that he’s not committed to his new club past the 2016-17 season. Durant signed a two-year deal with Golden State that includes a player option on the second season, and no one believes he’ll actually accept it. LeBron James has signed similar deals with the Cleveland Cavaliers in each of the past two offseasons, and he figures to do the same thing in upcoming weeks in advance of getting his own record-shattering contract next summer.

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  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Dodgers eyeing blockbuster three-team deal

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits. POTENTIAL

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  • Carmelo Anthony predicts Knicks-Bulls on Christmas or opening night

    Carmelo Anthony said the Knicks should have gotten a Christmas game last year. In hindsight, the NBA reportedly agreed. So, Anthony expects New York to get a marquee matchup — against the Bulls — on either Christmas or opening night. Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal: The storylines are overflowing. The Knicks added Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah — two former Bulls — to join Anthony, who strongly considered Chicago in his last free agency. The Bulls answered with a couple big names: Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. They’ll join Jimmy Butler, whose stature is only growing — just like Kristaps Porzingis in New York. Those are plenty of attention-drawing players, and the league will want to capitalize,

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  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

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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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  • Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘My heart was in two places – Phoenix and New York. I just went where I was wanted’

    Before signing with the Knicks to retire, Amar’e Stoudemire reportedly wanted to sign with the Suns this year and last. He essentially confirmed both accounts. Stoudemire, via Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: “The last two years, we made phone calls to Phoenix but I wasn’t getting any positive response,” Stoudemire told azcentral sports on Thursday. “That would’ve been the perfect way to go out. I didn’t want to beg Phoenix. My heart was in two places – Phoenix and New York. I just went where I was wanted.” According to the report, Stoudemire wanted to play for Phoenix next season — not just retire as a Sun. If that’s the case, I see why the team passed. The Suns have 15 players (the regular-season

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  • Bendo on McGregor vs. Diaz 2: If you box with the 209 'they're going to have a good night'

    It's been a few years since Benson Henderson fought Nate Diaz, but given the onesided nature of their bout back at UFC on Fox 5 in 2012, it's safe to say that Henderson still has a reasonable grasp on how you might go about winning that fight. It's advice that might be especially helpful if your name happened to be Conor McGregor and you were potentially preparing to face Nate Diaz for the second time at UFC 202 on August 20th. I mean, just if you happened to be that guy... Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz first faced off back at UFC 196, in a welterweight contest where McGregor started strong but faded going into the second round on his way to getting boxed up and choked out. McGregor and Diaz were

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  • Cubs fan will donate to domestic-violence charity for each Aroldis Chapman save

    The acquisition of bazooka-armed reliever Aroldis Chapman wasn’t exactly greeted with glee by Chicago Cubs fans because of the pitcher’s offseason domestic violence incident. While Cubs fans are desperate for their team to finally end its 108-year-old streak without a World Series title, some aren’t desperate enough that they feel comfortable adding a player to the roster who was accused of domestic violence before prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges. Lifelong Cubs fan Caitlin Swieca decided to do something positive to help herself cope with the disappointment she felt in her beloved team.

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  • Paul Menard to honor Al Unser Jr. with Darlington paint scheme

    Valvoline and Menards, co-primary sponsors on Paul Menard’s No. 27 Chevrolet, revealed their throwback paint scheme on Thursday for the September 4 race at Darlington Raceway. Menard will honor his hero, Al Unser Jr., with a paint scheme that will mimic the one Unser used when he made his Sprint Cup Series debut in the 1993 Daytona 500 for Rick Hendrick. It highlight’s Valvoline’s synthetic oil with black, gray, and orange colors. “I am a lifelong Unser fan, so for me, this paint scheme – and what it represents – means more than most fans might realize,” Menard said in a Valvoline release. “I’m ready to get out there and finish what he started.” After crashing in his qualifying race, Unser made

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  • The Warriors are inviting trusted veteran JaVale McGee to camp

    JaVale McGee could bring some levity to Oakland. The Golden State Warriors have a reputation as one of the NBA’s most joyous and watchable teams, but this summer has threatened to make their 2016-17 season deathly serious. The acquisition of Kevin Durant has cast them as villains, to the point where many of the same NBA fans who looked upon the Warriors with awe throughout their 73-win season will watch them in the hope of seeing them lose this year.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Closing Time: The last days of Jonathan Papelbon?

    The Nationals are in a good spot as we get ready for the final third of the baseball season. Papelbon allowed two of three batters to reach in the ninth inning, protecting a three-run lead, and with that, Dusty Baker went to a quick hook. Lefty Oliver Perez faced a couple of batters (one reached, one retired), and then Shawn Kelley ended the game with a strikeout.

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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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  • Mane to Liverpool could be best under-the-radar Premier League signing

    Fans who turned out at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday hoping to see Liverpool parading its stars against Premier League rivals Chelsea in the two sides’ International Champions Cup clash may have been somewhat disappointed. What fans got from Liverpool instead could be a glimpse of the future. For while Chelsea manager Antonio Conte fielded something akin to a Premier League starting XI, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp opted to debut a number of his new signings.

    FC Yahoo
  • 2016 NFL Preview: Vikings hope to get Adrian Peterson to a Super Bowl

    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. There are probably two categories of Minnesota Vikings fans: Ones who have convinced themselves that Adrian Peterson is a superhero and will be a Hall of Fame running back forever, and the ones who worry if the rest of the Vikings will peak when Peterson is still in his prime. Back then Peterson was destined to be the NFL’s Ernie Banks and never play for a championship, at least for Minnesota.

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  • Fowler, Thomas, Smylie rooming, living it up at PGA

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – It appears SB2K16 is the vacation that never ends. Three months after Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas Smylie Kaufman and Jordan Spieth took the Bahamas vacation heard 'round the golf world, the group remains (almost) inseparable, especially on the road. Their latest adventure comes at the year's final major, where Fowler, Thomas and Kaufman are rooming together and continuing to have the time of their lives.

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  • Olympic organizers suspect 'isolated' sabotage at village

    Sabotage by unhappy workers may have caused water and gas leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that slowed teams from moving into the athletes' village, Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday. ''We are considering isolated cases, but we haven't seen enough to say it was an organized sabotage thing,'' Rio spokesman Mario Andrada said. South America's first games have been plagued by problems, including the Zika virus, severe water pollution, security worries and slow ticket sales.

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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.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Inside Seattle’s Wackiest Tiny Home

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    This ‘little wedge of cheese’ was built completely out of spite.

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  • Young Red Sox fan takes a bow after snaring line drive foul ball

    Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was at the plate in the eighth inning facing Los Angeles Angels reliever Joe Smith. Pedroia sent a line drive foul ball into the stands behind the first-base dugout where a boy raised his mitt and snagged the ball, undoubtedly saving someone in the crowd from either being hit or coming close to a painful experience. The catch was nice enough but what made this moment even better was the crowd giving the young Boston fan a nice ovation and him soaking it in with a bow.

    Big League Stew
  • Why Amar’e Stoudemire retired with the Knicks and not the Suns

    Amare Stoudemire reacts to a foul during Game 4 of the 2010 Western Conference Quarterfinals. When Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday, many fans wondered why the six-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection decided to do so after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the New York Knicks rather than invisible-inking one with the Phoenix Suns. To hear Stoudemire tell it, his choice might not really have been a choice at all.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Cruz is a full-go as Giants practice for the first time

    Giants receiver Victor Cruz is back a lot sooner than anyone expected.

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  • Sano breaks bat on his knee

    Miguel Sano swings and misses at the Chris Withrow pitch for the final out of the 8th, then breaks his bat in frustration

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  • Four best landing spots for Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has seemingly been on the trading block for two straight seasons. Interest in Bruce has a lot to do with how he’s been performing this season, and especially recently. Entering Friday’s game in San Diego, Bruce was hitting .271 with 25 home runs and 79 RBIs through 95 games. Currently, Bruce is enjoying a nine-game hitting streak.

    Big League Stew
  • Has the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl window closed?

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — There is a working theory beneath the surface here, one spoken only in the most hushed of voices, that perhaps the Green Bay Packers really did die that brutal Sunday in Seattle two years ago. Aaron Rodgers will be thrilled when Jordy Nelson comes back. Last season proved to be fool’s gold early — a 6-0 start despite losing Jordy Nelson — once the 5-11 San Francisco 49ers showed the design of how to short circuit the Packers’ once-feared offense: daring the Packers to throw by playing press coverage with a single-high safety.

    Shutdown Corner
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  • Major trio produces minor results at the PGA Championship

    Or it can come very, very early, as it did with Dustin Johnson at the PGA Championship, when he double-bogeyed the third hole and kicked off a tailspin that, in one afternoon, undid all the good he’d done in majors all season long. Johnson, along with Stenson and Danny Willett, made up this year’s version of the famed major winners grouping, the trio of calendar-year winners that the PGA Championship traditionally pairs together in the first two rounds.

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  • NASCAR weekend schedule at Pocono and Iowa

    The complete weekend schedule for Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway

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