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NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is greeted by former teammates Alex Rodriguez #13, Derek Jeter #2, Jorge Posada #20, Robinson Cano #24, Joba Chamberlain #62 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees after he received his World Series ring for being a member of the 2009 New York Yankees World Series Championship team prior to the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is greeted by former teammates Alex Rodriguez #13, Derek Jeter #2, Jorge Posada #20, Robinson Cano #24, Joba Chamberlain #62 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees after he received his World Series ring for being a member of the 2009 New York Yankees World Series Championship team prior to the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Mariano Rivera, the man behind the glove

Mariano Rivera has spent 19 years in baseball. Despite big paychecks and stardom, he has remained humble.

  • Jordan Spieth in New Role as U.S. Anchor at Ryder Cup

    It may be peculiar how much the Ryder Cup matters, but it does. "Honestly, I think we're just tired of being told that we haven't won in a while," Jordan Spieth said at his press conference Tuesday. Before that, it had been nine years. European players get asked about their Ryder Cup triumphs; American players get asked about their Ryder Cup shortcomings.

  • High School Soccer Team Won't Play Girls

    The Scottsdale, Arizona, Foothills Academy College Prep soccer team drove an hour to play Mesa's Faith Christian team Friday, only to be told the home team refused to play. Foothills' team has two female players, which appeared to be the problem - Foothills responded by saying they wouldn't play without all of their players, AZ Central reports. When schools in the district are too small to have both a boys and girls team, the Canyon Athletic Association allows girls to try out for and play with the boys as they wish.

  • USMNT Pulisic on assist vs. Real Madrid: “There’s no better feeling”

    Christian Pulisic continued his fairytale rise up through the ranks of the soccer world on Tuesday as the 18-year-old jumped off the bench and notched a crucial assist as Borussia Dortmund scored a late equalizer in the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid. Trailing the reigning European champions heading into the final few minutes at home in their Group F game, Pulisic picked up the ball on the right flank (see video below) and drove towards Real’s defense. Dortmund’s fans went nuts and so did Pulisic.

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  • Week 4 quarterback rankings: Cam Newton ready to shine

    Cam Newton has faced some tough defenses early in the season, but could be in for a big game against the Atlanta Falcons. Make sure you have the advice you need to set a winning fantasy lineup by studying all the position rankings. [Week 4 rankings:

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  • Artemi Panarin wants $6M per season on new deal: Report

    Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy last season and helped Patrick Kane to his Hart Trophy with outstanding play on their top line. According to the Chicago Tribune, Panarin is seeking a six-year deal with in excess of $6 million per season. Panarin’s agent, Tom Lynn, said last week that the sides were in discussions on a new deal for the winger, who will be a restricted free agent following the 2016-17 season.

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  • Golf Channel analysts get into heated argument

    The Ryder Cup is all about fire, passion, and boldness, and with the competition due to kick off on Friday, it seems some of those emotions have transferred over to the Golf Channel. Speaking on Live Extra Tuesday, Brandel Chamblee and David Duval began discussing leadership on Ryder Cup teams. Chamblee went in hard on some of the disappointing Ryder Cup records of golf's biggest name players, like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Duval said that it wasn't entirely their fault, and things spiraled on from there.

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  • Brett Brown assures Nerlens Noel he’ll get paid if he plays inside

    As Nerlens Noel pointed out, the 76ers have too many young, talented big men – which is the biggest reason Philadelphia probably won’t extend Noel’s contract by the Oct. 31 deadline. That has to be a little disappointing for Noel, who didn’t ask to

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  • Serena on police violence: 'I won't be silent'

    The 22-time grand slam champion is the latest of a series of high profile sports stars to protest police violence against black Americans. Basketball's LeBron James said Monday that the thought of his son getting pulled over driving when he's old enough was "scary," adding "I'm not that confident... that my son is going to return home." San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked outrage but also support in August when he refused to stand for the US national anthem in a pre-game ceremony, a statement against black "oppression". "I am a total believer that not "everyone" is bad," voiced Williams in a post that has been shared over 16,000 times. "It is just the ones that are ignorant,

  • Greg Hardy caught with cocaine, claims it’s not his

    Former Cowboys and Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on Sunday after police found cocaine during a traffic stop. Hardy was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, police asked to search him, and he agreed, police say. When they looked in his wallet, they found 0.7 grams of cocaine. The police report says that Hardy told the officer that he didn’t know what the substance was. Hardy said that the night before, he had passed his wallet around a party because he was paying for everyone, and someone must have put the cocaine in his wallet at the time. Hardy was booked into jail in Richardson, Texas, and released on $5,000 bond. Once among the best pass rushers in the NFL, Hardy

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  • The Nominees for PGA Tour Player of the Year Are In

    Who will take home the PGA Tour's last honor of the season? Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, and Henrik Stenson were nominated for the Player of the Year award on Tuesday, with Johnson leading as the favorite. The nominees for Rookie of the Year are Smylie Kaufman, Emiliano Grillo, and Si Woo Kim.

  • Week 4 fantasy football rankings: Start your Chargers

    The San Diego Chargers have several great fantasy options against a generous New Orleans Saints defense. Make sure you have the advice you need to set a winning fantasy lineup by studying all the position rankings. [Week 4 rankings: Overall | FLEX |

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  • Urban Meyer, on LSU speculation: ‘I’m going to be the coach at Ohio State’

    A report surfaced Monday that, in its search for a replacement for the deposed Les Miles, LSU was set to gauge the interest of a handful of big-name head coaches, among them Ohio State’s Urban Meyer. With the opening of Big Ten play on tap for this weekend, the Buckeyes head coach wasted little time in shooting down the speculation connecting him to the Bayou Bengals. “No, I’ve not been contacted,” Meyer said of LSU during the Big Ten’s weekly teleconference. “And I’m going to be the coach at Ohio State.” Meyer is in his fifth season as the head coach at OSU, guiding the Buckeyes to a 53-4 mark in that span.  For perspective, the Tigers have lost four of their last eight games, paving the way

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  • Ziggler cuts a great promo after SmackDown goes off the air

    Brandon Arroyo passed along the following video, which came after SmackDown Live went off the air tonight and was preceded by Dolph Ziggler saying “if this is my last night wrestling in Cleveland:” Think what you will about Ziggler, but that won’t ever get old.

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  • Who are the eight Premier League managers implicated?

    The Daily Telegraph carried out an elaborate piece of investigative journalism that resulted in the stepping down of England manager Sam Allardyce after just one game in charge, and the paper promises there will be more. While Allardyce will walk away into the sunset bitterly complaining of entrapment, it appears that the sting operation carried out could reveal eight current and former Premier League managers, as well as two Championship managers, who have also apparently taken ‘bungs’ - per the Cambridge dictionary: “a payment made to someone to persuade them to do something, usually something dishonest” - for pushing through player transfers. An assistant manager at a leading club who was filmed accepting a £5,000 cash payment from undercover reporters posing as representatives of a Far Eastern firm that wanted to invest in players. Undercover journalists posing as a Far East firm looking to invest in the Premier League secretly filmed conversations with three agents who spilled the beans on the practices of various clubs and managers.

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  • The 10 most fun and entertaining college basketball teams you must watch

    College basketball has 351 teams. The fun of the sport has been how that huge inventory of teams also brings about different styles. Plenty of teams aren't all that appealing, while others win big despite featureless schemes. We're going to give you a category of teams you'll want to watch as often as possible. These are teams that are not only good, but make winning look fun. Be it because of offense, coaching, exciting freshmen or overall style of play, the teams listed below are among the best watches on the tube. For a variety of reasons, these are the squads you'll want to see no matter who they're playing When you've got a super-athletic small forward, and then a guy who's a prime candidate

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  • Mets sign a ball for a fan

    A young fan gets hit on the arm by a foul ball and the Mets take it, sign it and give it back to the boy along with a bat

  • Is it time to stop screwing around with WR Sammy Watkins foot?

    It didn’t appear to be a big deal when it was announced in June that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins underwent surgery in May to insert a metal screw in his left foot for the treatment of a stress fracture. Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News reported that the team made the announcement about the surgical procedure on Watkins foot the same day they announced that rookie defensive end Shaq Lawson would miss at least half the season due to shoulder surgery. “Who knows what to expect when it comes to Sammy’s health? There’s been mystery surrounding his left foot since word leaked out in mid-May that he had surgery for a stress fracture – on the same day it was revealed that rookie Shaq

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  • Arrested for DUI, Browns’ Alvin Bailey told police he was drinking on the team plane

    An NFL player getting nabbed for DUI is hardly newsworthy these days, and so normally we wouldn’t be writing about how Cleveland Browns starting right guard Alvin Bailey was arrested for that very charge early Monday morning. What’s so different about Bailey’s arrest is that he told the arresting officers in North Royalton, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, that he had been drinking on the team plane as the Browns flew back from Sunday’s game in Miami. In 2007, the NFL banned alcohol from all team activities, including flights to and from games. Bailey’s admission to police that he had consumed several whiskeys on the team plane home from Miami would be a violation of of league and team rules. “We are

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  • What can be expected when several Pittsburgh Steelers return later in 2016?

    The Steelers were off to a hot 2-0 start before they got dismantled at Philadelphia, but most of us have overlooked the stories that dominated the preseason: what happens when some of the injured/suspended Steelers return? In my opinion, the Steelers will be adding to an already potent offense and resurgent defense when these players return; that's because, most of the names are some heavy hitters who could drastically impact games. Here's a list of Steelers who are in line for a return this season, and how they can help the Steelers get even better. An unsung hybrid fullback, Nix has been dealing with an injury since the preseason that has limited his time in practice. His presence would add

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  • Ravens get boost ahead of clash with high-octane Raiders

    The undefeated Baltimore Ravens face their biggest test so far Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders and their high-powered offense. Baltimore, however, already got a significant boost to its lineup heading into the game. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil returned to practice and is expected to make his season debut Sunday.

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  • White: Nelson ‘needs to be buried’ for kicking ref

    Roy Nelson was upset at referee "Big" John McCarthy for not stopping his heavyweight bout with Antonio Silva when the Brazilian was knocked down, and kicked the referee moments after the fight was finally stopped Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 95.  Despite Nelson's apology after the event, UFC president Dana White is not happy with him. Days after the UFC event in Brasilia, Brazil, White went on UFC Unfiltered podcast and criticized the longtime heavyweight veteran for his action. "You can’t apologize for that," White said. "You don’t ever, ever put your f**king hands on a referee, or your feet, for any reason whatso f**king ever. You don’t do it. He needs to be buried. He went over there

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  • Cena just cut a promo on Dean Ambrose so vicious it scared his girlfriend

    If you’re like me, you get almost giddily excited as you race to launch your WWE Network app every week at 10PM Eastern. If you haven’t been converted to the glory of Talking Smack, I’m not sure what’s it’s gonna take to convince you. Maybe it’ll be when John Cena responded to Dean Ambrose’s attack on him from last week with a promo so pointed it seemed to shake the Lunatic Fringe’s lady, Renee Young? After publicly declaring his goal of winning a 16th WWE/World championship, and saying he’s grateful he got drafted to SmackDown because he knows it would never happen on the Authority-controlled Raw, Big Match John got around to Ambrose calling him out for not changing in the locker room and labeling him a “lazy part-timer” after he handed Cena his first clean, non-PPV loss on television in 13 years on Sept. 20.

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  • Sam Allardyce Quits As England Soccer Manager After Newspaper Sting

    Sam Allardyce left his position as England manager on Tuesday after only one match in charge over a series of damaging comments to undercover reporters that the English Football Association deemed "inappropriate." The FA acted swiftly after British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published video of Allardyce appearing to offer advice on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice and to also negotiate a 400,000-pound ($519,000) public-speaking contract with reporters posing as businessmen. "Allardyce's conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager," the FA said in a statement. "He accepts he made a significant error of judgment and has apologised. However, due to

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  • Sir Dave Brailsford has broken his silence over Bradley Wiggins’ TUE saga

    Sir Dave Brailsford broke his protracted silence on Monday to deny any wrongdoing on the part of Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky over the Tour de France winner’s use of the Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs). Confidential documents released from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s computer system showed Wiggins had received intramuscular injections of the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone in the days leading up to three of cycling’s Grand Tours, the 2011 Tour de France, 2012 Tour de France which he won, and the 2013 Giro d’Italia. There is no suggestion that Wiggins has committed any anti-doping offense but he has faced questions over the timing of the injections, which were administered to treat

  • Hernandez: It was very difficult at Real Madrid

    Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez has admitted his lack of playing time at Real Madrid was not easy for him having previously struggled for chances at Manchester United, but he is loving life in the Bundesliga. Hernandez left United for a one-year loan spell at Madrid in 2014-15, but the Santiago Bernabeu side opted against making the deal permanent after just seven starts in LaLiga. The 28-year-old has impressed since his move to the Bundesliga, though, and he believes getting regular first-team action again has been key to his success at Leverkusen.