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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 07: Katherine Legge of England, driver of the #6 True Car Dragon racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait the IZOD INDYCAR Series Media day at the Mahaffey Theater on March 7, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Katherine Legge of England, driver of the #6 True Car Dragon racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait.
  • COLUMN: You Can Knock Colin Kaepernick -- Don't Call Him Un-American

    Colin Kaepernick stood tall while sitting down, which is not an easy thing to do. In fact, what he did in benching himself for the national anthem on Friday night was the hardest thing he could possibly do. The easy thing? That would be standing silently with his teammates on the San Francisco 49ers sideline, cutting against the grain of his conscience. Nobody would've known the difference. Nobody would have reason to challenge his patriotism, to call him all kinds of nasty names, and to remind him, by the way, that he has devolved into a lousy quarterback who should be spending more time with his playbook anyway. But he planted himself among the Gatorade buckets, understanding that in an age

    ABC News
  • Rickie Fowler's Chance to Lock Up Automatic Ryder Cup Spot Slips Away

    Fowler led The Barclays after 54 holes and was on the verge of locking up a top-eight automatic qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup on his own, but a disastrous back nine at Bethpage Black keeps him on the outside looking in.

    Golf
  • Carlos Beltran's miraculous hair growth inspires Rangers in win

    With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Texas Rangers have put themselves in exceptional shape to compete for a World Series title. At 77-54, the club holds an 8.5 game lead in the American League West, and midseason additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran have strengthened an already solid lineup. The benefit of bringing in a 19-year veteran like Beltran is that he can find a way to inspire his teammates even when he’s not in the lineup.

    Big League Stew
  • Hot Starts: five fantasy players who will shine early in 2016

    Looking comfy in Jim Bob Cooter’s offense, the Lions’ signal caller completed nearly 71 percent of his passes after Detroit’s bye week in 2015. With news that the Lions are planning to push the pace in 2016, Staff could throw the ball upwards of 640 times in 2016. While losing Calvin Johnson obviously hurts, opening the season opposite a Vontae Davis-less Colts should get the momentum going.

    Roto Arcade
  • Kyle Larson gets first Sprint Cup win at Michigan

    Kyle Larson got his first points win on Sunday (Getty). Kyle Larson sprinted away from Chase Elliott on the race’s final restart to grab the first Sprint Cup Series win of his career at Michigan on Sunday. Elliott was the leader on that restart, which came with nine to go.

    From The Marbles
  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the players in forced comfortable setting, like when you’re at a family reunion trying to care about the story of your third cousin’s Lasik surgery. While I don’t doubt the Caps went out and about to places in Baltimore and DC to spend their off-days, I do know for a fact Randy Burridge does hang out on above the right field scoreboard at Camden Yards as that was his assigned section for selling peanuts on game nights.

    Puck Daddy
  • Belichick on Kaepernick: 'Not here to talk political commentary'

    Other than allowing Tom Brady to pee on his territory, I wonder what the Patriots accomplished on Friday night when it came to their quarterback situation. It didn't feel like much. Really. What was established? That Brady is maniacal about his job? That he's also really, really good? That Jimmy Garappolo isn't? That he's still well behind the starter? Didn't everyone, most notably Bill Belichick, know all those things?  In other words, by playing Brady as much as they did, the Pats ‎proved almost nothing in Carolina. They certainly didn't do anything to get Garappolo closer to being ready for Arizona on Sept. 11. The only thing they accomplished was to scratch Brady's insatiable itch, and they

    CSNNE.com
  • Phil Jackson says his goal for Knicks last season was 35 wins

    Phil Jackson predicted the playoffs for the Knicks in 2014-15, and he’s again drumming up postseason buzz for 2016-17. Between, he was much more cautious. The Knicks president didn’t make any bold proclamations entering last season. But, somewhat after

    NBC Sports
  • Fiji offers land, title, passports to keep rugby sevens coach Ryan

    Fiji has ramped up overtures to sevens coach Ben Ryan giving him land and a chiefly title to keep the popular Englishman in the South Pacific island nation. Ryan has become the most venerated person in Fiji since guiding them to their first Olympic medal when they won the sevens gold in Rio earlier this month.

    AFP
  • Colin Kaepernick says he'll continue to sit during national anthem

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick understood his national anthem protest would draw some attention and criticism. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, he told 49ers reporters on Sunday. Chris Biderman, who covers the team for The Niners Wire, a part of the USA Today network, reported that Kaepernick addressed the team.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Chargers sign Joey Bosa to four-year contract

    The San Diego Chargers have signed defensive end Joey Bosa to a four-year deal, the team announced on Monday afternoon.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Ryder Cup 2016: U.S. Team Almost Set, But Now the Hard Part Begins

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Patrick Reed Wins Barclays, Secures Ryder Cup Spot Patrick Reed was a shot behind Rickie Fowler after 54 holes but rallied to win The Barclays to open the FedEx Cup playoffs.Two things about the Ryder Cup: One, Your team, whichever

    Golf
  • Forde-Yard Dash: Where everyone's optimistic ... for now

    Any arrests, transfers, flunk-outs or NCAA issues you have read about are blown out of proportion. Alabama has recovered from both to reach the College Football Playoff – and won it all last year – but significant emotional distress was visited upon the Tide faithful by the program’s first back-to-back losses to Ole Miss ever.

    Pat Forde
  • Quick takeaways from Michigan: Keselowski's penalty is likely pointless

    • Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Michigan. Afterwards, his car failed the laser inspection station during NASCAR’s post-race inspection. If the Chase started this week he’d be tied for the top seed with Kyle Busch.

    From The Marbles
  • Yoenis Cespedes unleashes monstrous bat flip after walk-off homer

    If the New York Mets are going to make a second half surge for the second straight season, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is going to have to carry them again. The outfielder proved he was once again up for the task during Monday’s 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Cespedes was the clear star for the Mets all night, picking up three hits in three at-bats.

    Big League Stew
  • Peyton Manning Takes Shot At Tom Brady During Roast Of Rob Lowe

    Just because Peyton Manning retired from football doesn’t mean his rivalry with Tom Brady did. The former Denver Broncos quarterback, who defeated Brady and his New England Patriots in their final head-to-head matchup in January’s AFC Championship Game en route to his second Super Bowl championship, was a part of Comedy Central’s roast of Rob Lowe that taped over the weekend. Lowe jumped the gun in 2012, tweeting that Manning was going to retire after he missed the season with neck injuries. According to TMZ Sports, Manning used that botched 2012 tweet to take an easy shot at Brady during the roast. “You tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast, you can probably get a job

    New England Sports Network
  • On Ben Bishop, and his uncertain future in Tampa Bay

    This post is part of Tampa Bay Lightning day at PHT… On the surface, the whole thing just doesn’t seem fair. In this corner we have Ben Bishop — at 6-foot-7, the tallest netminder in NHL history — coming off a banner campaign in which he cemented himself as one of the game’s elite. Those covering Bolts almost unanimously agreed Bishop was the team’s MVP during the regular season, especially over a lethargic first three months in which Tampa Bay hovered around the playoff line. Bishop’s campaign concluded with the appropriate accolades: A second-place finish in Vezina voting, second team All-NHL, and a spot on Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey. At 29, Bishop is smack in the prime of his career

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Sources: Ty Lawson agrees to deal with Kings

    Ty Lawson is joining the Kings. Free-agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told The Vertical. Lawson visited with Kings officials and coaches on Saturday in Sacramento and had planned to meet with New Orleans Pelicans officials early this week – until the Kings offered him a deal on Sunday, league sources said.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who is now a radio broadcaster in the area, tweeted that Stork had decided to retire.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Late show? Chelsea linked with transfer deals for James Rodriguez, Alonso

    Chelsea may be set to do some late business in the summer transfer window. According to Marca in Spain they will sign Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso for $27 million. Alonso, 25, previously played for Bolton and Sunderland in the Premier League but the Real Madrid product moved to Serie A in 2013 and has flourished for Fiorentina. He is able to operate as a left back and in midfield and could provide Antonio Conte with another option in defense so he can switch Cesar Azpilicueta to right back and potentially Branislav Ivanovic to center back. Another player who could be on his way to Chelsea is Real Madrid’s forward is James Rodriguez. This is one we’ve heard before, many times. The Colombian

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Tiger Woods's Home Is Filled With New Golf Equipment

    The battle of the brands has begun, and only Tiger Woods can stop it. According to Woods's longtime friend Notah Begay, a bevy of golf equipment manufacturers have flooded the 14-time major winner's Jupiter, Florida home with their products, all of them vying to fill the void left by Nike's exit from the golf equipment business.

    Golf
  • The Kaepernick Aftermath

    Do you support Kaepernick's right to sit during the anthem? On Sunday afternoon Kaepernick had what observers thought was the longest press briefing with Niners’ media of his five-year career—18-and-a-half minutes—to double-down on the statements he made to Steve Wyche of NFL Media on Friday night. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, as his protest of the way blacks are treated in America, even if it costs him dearly as an NFL player.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Verstappen blames Raikkonen, Vettel for ‘destroying’ Belgian GP at Turn 1

    Max Verstappen has blamed Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel for ending his hopes of a podium finish in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, saying his race was “destroyed” at Turn 1. The race at Spa-Francorchamps acted as Verstappen’s home event as tens of thousands of fans made the trip over from his native Netherlands, resulting in the circuit’s best raceday attendance in over a decade. Verstappen made a slow start from second place on the grid, slipping behind Raikkonen on the run down to the first corner. The Dutchman tried to dive down the inside of Raikkonen at La Source, only for the two to make contact and also tangle with Vettel on the outside. The collision left Verstappen

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Young fan cries tears of joy after getting Mike Trout's autograph

    One young Los Angeles Angels fan cried tears of joy after getting an autograph from superstar outfielder Mike Trout. Trout is out before the start of Sunday’s game signing autographs for some young fans. It’s tough to know exactly what the kid says to Trout, but strong lip readers at home can make out the phrase “my favorite player.” After getting his ball signed, the kid triumphantly raises his hands as he runs over and embraces his dad.

    Big League Stew
  • Yankees' rallies fall short in loss to Royals

    After trailing 8-1 after the seventh inning, the New York Yankees brought the game-tying run to the plate in the top of the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to tie the game in an 8-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. Read more Michael Pineda and Blake Parker combined to allow five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn a 3-1 game into a seven-run deficit.  Didi Gregorius hit a two-run double, Starlin Castro a sac fly and Chase Headley an RBI single to draw the Yankees within 8-5 in the eighth inning to bring up pinch hitter Mark Teixeira as the tying run. Royals manager Ned Yost brought in Kelvin Herrera, who got Teixeira to ground out to end

    SNY