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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.
  • Joakim Noah skips Knicks dinner with West Point cadets due to anti-war stance

    The #Knicks eat with the cadets & listen to a memorable speech @WestPoint_USMA. “It’s hard for me a little bit – I have a lot of respect for the kids here fighting — but it’s hard for me to understand why we go to war and why kids have to kill kids all around the world,’’ Noah said. Noah received permission from Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the team function.

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  • Besides fan's miracle putt, US has lots to prove in Ryder Cup golf showdown

    There is nothing in the world of sports quite like the Ryder Cup. Every two years, the best golfers in the U.S. take on the best Europe has to offer. Rory McIlroy, part of the European team, missed a putt six straight times.

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  • What kind of manager would Cristiano Ronaldo be?

    Cristiano Ronaldo remains central to Real Madrid’s goal-scoring aspirations, but one day, he will have to hang up his cleats. [ FC Yahoo: You won’t believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before games ] The soccer “afterlife” is a daunting prospect for a man

    FC Yahoo
  • Ohio State DC Greg Schiano cited for crash with bicyclist

    Greg Schiano is in his first season as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was issued a traffic citation Wednesday. Last Thursday morning, Schiano’s truck hit a bicyclist, resulting in a ticket for “failure to obey a traffic-control device.” The ticket is a minor misdemeanor, per the Columbus Dispatch.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Beckham: 'I'm just going to go out and be who I am'

    Even though Odell Beckham's on-field behavior and demeanor have long been in question, the Giants star receiver insists he is not going to change the way he plays.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Ed Pinckney joining Timberwolves coaching staff

    Ed Pinckney has arrived in Minnesota and is serving as a guest coach at Timberwolves training camp, with the expectation that he will soon join coach Tom Thibodeau’s staff. Pinckney was at the team’s two-a-day practices Wednesday. Thibodeau coached with Pinckney in Chicago and immediately targeted him for his staff when he took the Timberwolves job this summer.

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  • The idiocy of baseball’s replay system was on full display in St. Louis last night

    Baseball’s current instant replay system, in place since the beginning of the 2014 season, has experienced hiccups, but it has generally avoided extreme controversy or high profile failures. Last night in St. Louis, however, the replay system failed in spectacular fashion, potentially costing a team a playoff berth. We wrote about the play last night: bottom of the ninth in a tied Reds-Cardinals game, Matt Carpenter on first base, Yadier Molina at the plate. Molina hits a ball which should’ve been a ground rule double, halting Carpenter at third. The umpires missed the ball bouncing out of play, however, and Carpenter was allowed to run home, scoring the winning run. Due to the noise and confusion

    HardballTalk
  • Vacc's three keys when Jets host Seahawks

    If the Jets lose this game and fall to 1-3, they will have lost more than just any tiny shot they had at winning their division.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • You won't believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before Leicester City's games

    Jamie Vardy is having plenty of port parties. Premier League footballers will typically have their dietary regime strictly controlled by their employers. In order to squeeze that extra one percent from every performance, Pep Guardiola banned his Manchester City players from eating pizza, Antonio Conte has taken ketchup off the table and Arsene Wenger has taken a monastic view towards player diets since the 1990s.

    FC Yahoo
  • Happy Hour: It's never going to only be about the racing

    Matt Kenseth won at Dover in May (Getty). As inspection has dominated the first two weeks of the 2016 Chase, a common refrain is hope that the focus in the NASCAR world will go back to the racing on the track. Just Thursday NASCAR issued a rules update defining what an encumbered finish is.

    From The Marbles
  • Heckler shows up Rory McIlroy at Ryder Cup

    The Ryder Cup is one of the greatest events in sports, and moments like Thursday are the reason why. Unlike at many golf tournaments where fans are expected to remain as immobile as foliage, the Ryder Cup crowds are loud, brash, loud, arrogant, loud, jingoistic, and loud. Europe’s Rory McIlroy, who’s been through a few of these Ryders before, was struggling on one of the Hazeltine greens, missing a putt six straight times.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Yankees Fan Loses Engagement Ring During Proposal as Stadium Looks On

    Yankees fan Andrew Fox's mid-game proposal didn't go as planned Tuesday when he opened up the ring box to find the engagement diamond he purchased alarmingly missing. The entire stadium looked on – as well as the TV audience at home – as Fox and girlfriend Heather Terwillinger searched for the M.I.A. bauble with help from their seatmates. "I literally started crying because I thought it was lost," Fox told ESPN.

    People
  • Purdue OL Martesse Patterson arrested for allegedly punching ex-teammate

    Purdue offensive lineman Martesse Patterson (74) started the first two games of the season at left tackle. A Purdue offensive lineman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a former teammate. According to the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Martesse Patterson is facing a felony battery charge stemming from an alleged incident with former teammate Alex Hilger earlier this month.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Cleveland's Hue Jackson is 'done' with questions on troubled Josh Gordon

    There were some cut-and-dried comments from Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson on Friday morning when the topic of receiver Josh Gordon came up. On Thursday, just days before his four-game suspension from the NFL was set to end and he could return to game play for the first time in almost two years as he’s been forced to the sidelines for repeated violations of the substance-abuse policy, the Browns and Gordon announced that Gordon was entering an in-patient rehab facility.

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  • Sixers say Ben Simmons rolls ankle in practice, turns out it was much worse than that

    UPDATE 6:41 PM: So the rolled ankle turned out to be a cover story — Ben Simmons has a Jones Fracture in his right foot. 4:18 PM If you’ve been impatiently waiting to see No. 1 pick Ben Simmons in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, you likely will have to wait a little longer. Simmons rolled his ankle at practice Friday, reports Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly.com.

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  • Giants score two, Pence approves

    Nolan Arenado throws the ball away on Johnny's Cueto bunt attempt, allowing two runs to score and eliciting elation from Hunter Pence

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  • Cubs-Pirates Stopped by Rain, First Tie in Majors Since 2005

    The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates played to the first tie game in the majors since 2005 when rain forced the teams to stop in the sixth inning Thursday night with the score 1-all

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  • Howe calls England “the ultimate job,” says he’s “committed” to B’mouth

    Eddie Howe makes no bones about the fact he aspires to one day manage the English national team — one day. That day is not today, however, according to the 38-year-old Bournemouth boss, whose name was one of the first, and most frequent, linked with the now-vacant England post after the abrupt dismissal of Sam Allardyce earlier this week. Speaking Thursday, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET, on NBCSports.com), Howe all but excused himself from consideration for the job — this time around, at least. He said England is still “the ultimate job,” presumably for English managers, but reaffirmed his commitment and focus on the job at hand: his

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Mets will not start Colon on short rest Friday

    Mets RHP Bartolo Colon will not start on short rest Friday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Instead, RHP Robert Gsellman will get the start. Colon, who is scheduled to start Saturday, only threw 47 pitches on Monday against the Marlins, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits in just 2.1 innings.  The Mets had been debating whether to start Colon on Friday, manager Terry Collins told reporters on Wednesday.  Moving Colon's start up to Friday night would have put him in line to start the Wild Card Game this coming Wednesday on regular rest if the Mets make the game and Noah Syndergaard is unavailable to pitch.  The Mets can clinch a Wild Card spot Friday night if they win and either the

    SNY
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Five Things We Learned Friday Morning at Hazeltine

    Jeff Ritter puts America's early dominance in perspective and looks ahead to the afternoon four-ball pairings.CHASKA, Minn. -- The United States is off to a perfect start. Putts dropped, crowds roared and the four U.S. groupings rang up 18 birdies, compared to just eight for Europe, while storming to a 4-0 lead over Europe in the morning foursomes of the Ryder Cup.

    Golf
  • Hossa going ‘year-by-year,’ as his contract begins to dive

    Marian Hossa has one of those long-term, back-diving contracts they don’t let players sign anymore. When he signed the 12-year deal, all the way back in 2009, it was generally assumed he’d retired before it expired. (Remember, the NHL didn’t have the “cap recapture” penalty then; that was brought in a few years later.) This season, his salary dips to $4 million, from the $7.9 million he was paid in the first seven years of his deal. After that, it’s just $1 million in each of the final four years, per General Fanager. So, does the assumption that he’ll retire before his contract expires still hold? “I go year-by-year right now and I try to not focus on five years,” Hossa said, per the Chicago

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  • F1 Preview: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

    Following his third straight victory in Singapore two weeks ago, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg heads into this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix as the Formula 1 drivers’ championship leader for the first time since the middle of July. After Lewis Hamilton’s mid-season resurgence, many expected the Briton to sweep through the remainder of the year and pick up his fourth world title. Rosberg dug deep, though, with his Singapore victory arguably being his most complete thus far in 2016. The eight-point gap to teammate Hamilton may offer some comfort, but the German shan’t rest easy on it. It feels strange for F1 to be visiting Malaysia so late in the season. The race has traditionally been the second

    MotorSportsTalk
  • In search of justice, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix seeks criminal justice degree

    Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Don’t let the name fool you. Green Bay Packers defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is taking the racial divide that’s cutting through cities across this country as seriously as any player in the NFL. Maybe even more seriously, and that includes backup San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Jesus Montero suspended 50 games for use of a stimulant

    Remember Jesus Montero? Well, he was picked up by the Blue Jays back in March after the Mariners waived him and played 126 games for Triple-A Buffalo this year. If this season was a platform for him to make one last push to the bigs, the platform was just pulled out from under him: he has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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  • Huge If True: What's happening with unsigned NHL RFAs?

    The biggest and most obvious of these, this week at least, is Jacob Trouba, whose agent recently revealed a trade request made back in May. But in terms of unsigned young stars, he’s actually a rather faint one. Most notably, Bob McKenzie gave us the mother of all RFA rumor roundups this week, supplementing plenty of other reporting on the subject that has been widely circulated in recent weeks. Just to rattle off the list of names he addressed in his Wednesday morning tweetstorm: Tobias Rieder, Rasmus Ristolainen, Lindholm, Trouba, Kucherov and Gaudreau.

    Puck Daddy