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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.
  • This scary tandem could make life easier for Jimmy Garoppolo

    Whether it was Tom Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo, the pieces surrounding the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback swapped and shuttled in and out of positional groupings Thursday. This is every training camp for coach Bill Belichick, a few weeks when depth charts and lineups fall into a nebulous mix of tinkering and unlikelihood. It’s a challenge figuring out where the Patriots’ roster construction is headed in July.

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  • Carl Frampton setting example for other elite boxers by pursuing tough fights

    Carl Frampton will meet Leo Santa Cruz in New York on Saturday. Frampton will challenge Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday in Brooklyn in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at the Barclays Center. It is a fight that Frampton, who became a unified super bantamweight champ by defeating Scott Quigg in February, didn’t have to take.

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  • Mike Krzyzewski: Team USA having too much fun, needs to tone it down

    Mike Krzyzewski hates fun (even more than he admits). So, the coach wasn’t thrilled after Team USA’s exhibition win over China, which included DeMar DeRozan nearly 360-degree dunking on someone. Marc J. Spears of ESPN: I want to see Team USA make highlight plays. Dunk from the free-throw line. Shoot from halfcourt. Throw behind-the-back passes. Show up weaker competition. So, it’s hard for me to get behind Coach K’s criticism. But I also want to see the Americans win gold medals in the Olympics, and I’ll blame Krzyzewski if they’re not adequately focused. Fair? Not one bit. Doesn’t change what I want, though.

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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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  • Here's Karl-Anthony Towns dunking on all the children

    In 2005, my friends and I took great interest in a McSweeney’s article titled “A Realistic Assessment of How Many 12-Year-Olds I Could Beat Up Before They Overtook Me.” It is exactly what it sounds like — author Matt Schweiger investigates how he, a 21-year-old of fairly average size, would do in a fight against an ever-growing number of pre-teen boys. Minnesota Timberwolves center and reigning Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns is apparently trying to test his own version of this game. Honestly, they should just turn the camp into a full-on experiment to see how many kids Towns can take on.

    Ball Don't Lie
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  • Former De La Salle QB dies during U.S. Army Ranger training

    A former De La Salle High School quarterback has died during military training, according to media reports. Mike Parros, 21, who last played for the Spartans in 2011, died during the first week of Army Ranger training in Fort Benning, Georgia, according to ABC7, which cited his former coach Justin Alumbaugh and former teammate Brandon Roberts. The cause of his death is under investigation. Parros also played football for Army while attending West Point. Check back for updates.

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  • The PGA Championship: Everything you need to know

    The PGA Championship begins Thursday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, the fourth of golf’s majors. Henrik Stenson concluded his thorough throttling of Royal Troon at the British Open barely 10 days ago, and here we are back at it again.

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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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  • Aroldis Chapman electrifies Wrigley Field in Cubs debut

    If you were curious what type of reaction Aroldis Chapman would receive upon his debut at Wrigley Field, wonder no more. The hard-throwing left-hander had won over Cubs fans even before taking the mound in the ninth inning. By the time he struck out Avisail Garcia to wrap up a perfect inning and a Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox, he’d whipped them into a frenzy.

    Big League Stew
  • 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.

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  • Bill Peters locked up by Carolina Hurricanes through 2019

    Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t one of them, despite having guided his team to within seven points of a wild card spot while having a bottom five payroll. Peters was handed a new contract that extends the 50-year-old coach through the 2018-2019 season, as Carolina announced on Wednesday. “Bill is a talented, young coach in the National Hockey League,” said Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager.

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  • 32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympics History

    ​The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring

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  • Pirates take on Mariners in Free Game of the Day

    For a while there, things looked bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After many years of futility, the Pirates have become one of the best franchises in the game. On top of that, there were suggestions the team might be better off trading superstar outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

    Big League Stew
  • Pat Riley says new addition Dion Waiters is worth more than he signed for

    Dion Waiters and Pat Riley will now share a room. (Getty Images) Pat Riley says Dion Waiters is not worth the contract Riley’s Miami Heat just signed Waiters to. We’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not you personally think Waiters is worth less

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  • Social Hour: Michigan State starts Mike Sadler Scholarship Fund

    The scholarship in Sadler’s name will be awarded to a MSU football player (Getty). • Michigan State has launched a scholarship fund in honor of former punter Mike Sadler. The endowment program creates a scholarship in Sadler’s name for a football player.

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  • Post Positions & Odds For Sunday's Haskell, A Kentucky Derby Rematch

    Nearly always an exceptional race, this year’s Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational got a boost on Wednesday when trainer Keith Desormeaux announced that Preakness winner Exaggerator would ship to Monmouth Park to run instead of staying at Saratoga to run in the Grade II, $600,000 Jim Dandy. Trainer Bob Baffert has won the race eight times and five times in the last six years, including last year with American Pharoah. Used to being the favorite, this year he’s the third choice behind the Kentucky Derby and Belmont winners. Exaggerator’s appearance means that the top three finishers in this year’s Kentucky Derby face off again: Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Gun Runner respectively. Exaggerator

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  • Detroit Tigers add much-needed component of physical pain to 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' contest

    For too long, the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” has been relegated to the realm of the trivial, used more often to determine mundane obligations like who’s going to walk to the store to buy more beer than meaningful outcomes like who’s going to get wailed over the head with an empty water jug. Luckily, the Detroit Tigers have set out to right this wrong: From Justin Verlander’s Instagram comes evidence of the Tigers’ high-stakes version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” In the above video, second baseman Ian Kinsler throws scissors while shortstop Jose Iglesias throws paper, and because scissors cut paper, Kinsler gets to wallop Iglesias on the head with the water jug. Kinsler, of course, is an excellent

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  • Mets should find an OF and reliever before Monday's trade deadline

    Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me In late June, the Mets had been contacting teams about trading for a position player, according to people in baseball. Earlier this week, it was reported that they had asked the Brewers about C Jonathan Lucroy, and I wrote in June that they agreed to eventually circle back with the A's about 3B Danny Valencia. I hope they're still in the market for a bat, despite reports that Sandy Alderson is prioritizing an upgrade of his bullpen. The fact is, the Mets are dead last in all of baseball when hitting with runners in scoring position. They are third in home runs in the NL, but third-to-last in runs scored. Similarly, while the

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  • Fabregas sent off as Chelsea edges Liverpool in testy ICC clash

    Chelsea’s back line did most of the work in Wednesday’s International Champions Cup opener against Liverpool. Gary Cahill’s early header stood up as Chelsea weathered Liverpool’s attack and a second-half red card to Cesc Fabregas in a contentious 1-0 win at the Rose Bowl. Klavan left the match momentarily before returning and appears lucky to not have escaped a more serious injury to his left foot.

    FC Yahoo
  • Jimmy Vesey, Blackhawks, Rangers and the short list

    Having the Chicago Blackhawks enter your rookie free-agent courtship is like making time with a woman at a bar just as Leonardo DiCaprio and his posse roll up next to her. This isn’t to say the Blackhawks are going to land NCAA wunderkind Jimmy Vesey when he can officially sign on Aug. 15, just that they’re on the short list and clearly in the hunt. GM Stan Bowman took in summer league games while Vesey skated in Foxboro.

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  • NASCAR issues warnings to five Sprint Cup teams

    Five Sprint Cup teams were given warnings Wednesday for inspection failures last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For failing the laser inspection station twice in prerace, NASCAR warned the No. 5 Chevrolet of Kasey Kahne, the No. 27 Chevrolet of Paul Menard and the No. 83 Toyota of Matt DiBenedetto. It’s the fourth warning this season for DiBenedetto’s car, which means the team would lose pit selection for Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. It’s the first warning for Kahne and third for Menard. NASCAR also issued warnings because the No. 41 Chevrolet of Kurt Busch and the No. 43 Ford of Aric Almirola failed template inspection twice before qualifying. It’s the second warning for both teams.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Logan Morrison tears apart Dodger Stadium to make crazy catch

    Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison took things to a new level though on Wednesday afternoon after crashing over the wall and almost bringing the wall down with him to make a catch in foul territory at Dodger Stadium. Morrison had a lot working against him. In addition to the fast approaching wall, Morrison was also fighting an unforgiving sun that would later cause Tampa Bay to botch a popup.

    Big League Stew
  • Why only Paul Pierce, returning for a 19th NBA season, can stop himself

    Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college life in Boston coincided almost entirely with Pierce’s 15 seasons there, and our paths crossed for a few years after I began covering the Celtics in 2010.

    Ball Don't Lie
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  • Packers use doughnuts, ‘Man Hands’ to help them in training camp

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — In the middle of the first training camp practice of the season, the Green Bay Packers rolled out doughnuts for their players. Yes, some folks have had fun with Lacy’s weight (with doughnut punch lines) in the past, but we’re not talking about edible doughnuts here. Several Packers players say there’s no official name for them.

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  • Marlins hoping Dee Gordon of old returns following PED suspension

    Dee Gordon is eligible to return from his 80-game PED suspension Thursday night. Along comes Dee Gordon, spirited in journey, ruthless in ambition, shamed in reputation, the prodigal second baseman. Along comes Dee, 80 games late by his own hand, into a baseball season that went on without him, that, should the Miami Marlins continue on this road, will end without him too.

    Tim Brown