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NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 12: Ana Beatriz of Brazil driver of the #20 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Indy Light celebrates after winning the Firestone Indy Lights Sunbelt Rentals 100 on July 12, 2008 at the Nashville Superspeedway in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Ana Beatriz of Brazil driver of the #20 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Indy Light celebrates after winning the Firestone Indy Lights Sunbelt Rentals 100.
  • Virginia Tech Students Made An Awful Jose Fernandez Sign To Mock Miami Football

    College students, ironically, are not always known to be the brightest of bulbs, and whoever decided to hang this banner at Virginia Tech certainly isn’t doing anything to improve that reputation. Mocking the death of Miami Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez, who passed away in a tragic boating accident last month, the sign was put out in advance of the Miami Hurricanes’ visit to Blacksburg for their ACC battle on Thursday night.

  • Giants' Josh Brown admitted to domestic abuse in police documents; NFL reopens investigation

    The NFL, which suspended New York Giants kicker Josh Brown, has some explaining to do. Brown admitted to domestic violence against his wife in police documents that were released on Wednesday. The NFL suspended Brown for a mere one game — despite its supposedly get-tough-on-abuse policy calling for a six-game ban for first-time offenders — and the Giants went out of their way to defend him afterward.

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  • Ten moments that fueled the Indians run to the World Series

    The Cleveland Indians are four wins away from ending a 68-year World Series championship drought. The Indians were a deep team coming into the season, and that depth has been tested since spring training. Along the way, they lost star outfielder Michael Brantley and starting catcher Yan Gomes.

    Big League Stew
  • Favorable Notice of Allegations will benefit both Rick Pitino, Louisville

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino could face a suspension. The most noteworthy aspect of the Notice of Allegations released Thursday by Louisville is what it doesn’t contain. There was not one word from the man who could have done the most damage to Rick Pitino and the Cardinals basketball program.

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  • Klein to be paired with Staal against the Red Wings on Wednesday

    Alain Vigneault confirmed today that Kevin Klein will return to the Rangers lineup tonight and will be paired with Marc Staal. (NYR) Klein and Staal have played 929 minutes together since they have been teammates and when they are on the ice at 5-on-5 the Rangers have scored 53% of the goals but only had 45.3% of the shot attempts. (Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com) Ryan McDonagh will remain paired with Nick Holden on the right side and Brady Skjei will skate with Adam Clendening. Dylan McIlrath will be a healthy scratch an Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal.

  • Why Arsenal will finally take a step forward in the Champions League (no, seriously)

    Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.

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  • Should the Mets acquire Maybin?

    In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that

  • BYU tried the worst fake punt from its own end zone

    BYU tried to run a fake punt from its own end zone. BYU tried what could easily be called the worst fake punt of the 2016 season on Thursday when it tried to fool the Boise State defense from inside their own end zone. This is the worst fake punt of all time.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Who will win - Arkansas or Auburn?

    Yahoo Sports looks at the key matchups for Saturday's SEC battle in Auburn.

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  • Yakupov returns to Edmonton, playing noteworthy role with Blues

    Nail Yakupov returns to Edmonton tonight, for the first time since the Oct. 7 trade that sent him to St. Louis. To nobody’s surprise, Yakupov wants to make a statement to the team that dealt him away. “I’d like to get two points here in this building for sure,” Yakupov told reporters, per Global News. “Can’t wait.” The first overall pick in 2012, Yakupov struggled through four erratic campaigns in Edmonton before getting a much-needed change of scenery. Though things started well — as a rookie, he scored 17 goals and 31 points during the 48-game lockout campaign — but eventually got to the point where the speedy Russian was playing a complimentary role, at best, in Edmonton’s forward group. There

  • Steelers want NFL to investigate Ndamukong Suh kicking Ben Roethlisberger

    Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won’t get the benefit of the doubt from many people when it comes to a dirty play. The Pittsburgh Steelers were not happy over a play last week in which Suh appeared to kick their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. The play happened in the fourth quarter, long after Roethlisberger tore the meniscus in his left knee (that injury will keep him out an estimated four-to-six weeks).

    Shutdown Corner
  • What Vin Scully did instead of attending NLCS Game 4 at Dodger Stadium

    Instead, in broadcast booth No. 1 in the Vin Scully press box, his seat is filled by Fox’s play-by-play duo of Joe Buck and John Smoltz. Now, this isn’t a surprise, Vin retired and said there would be no postseason assignment because you can only really say goodbye once. Vin isn’t anywhere in Dodger Stadium — unless you count the various pictures and tributes.

    Big League Stew
  • Happy Hour: Your thoughts on potentially limiting Cup drivers in lower series

    Will we see fewer Cup driver appearances in the Xfinity Series in 2017? As always, you can tweet or email us your NASCAR thoughts 24/7 at the links below. Y’all were moved by NASCAR saying earlier this week there was a possibility of a limitation on Sprint Cup Series drivers in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series.

    From The Marbles
  • Jimmy Howard makes statement, but knows his place with Red Wings

    The New York Rangers skated in on Jimmy Howard in waves. The scoreboard at the end of the Detroit Red Wings’ 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden read ’32 saves,’ but that was a shallow evaluation of Howard’s night: The breakaways, odd-man rushes and high-percentage scoring chances he stopped en route to that victory. It was Howard’s first appearance since April 15, when he gave up four goals on 30 shots in Game 2 of the Wings’ first-round loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Puck Daddy
  • The soon-to-be U.S. women's national team star you really should know

    Lynn Williams didn’t take long to make an impact in her USWNT debut. Because Lynn Williams took just 50 seconds to score her first national team goal. In a highly experimental game for head coach Jill Ellis, who fielded a three-woman back line and gave five players their debuts, the U.S. dominated but didn’t convert all of its possession and shots until Williams stepped into the fray.

    FC Yahoo
  • Georges St-Pierre's lawyer calls UFC contract a 'form of slavery'

    The standoff between the UFC and Georges St-Pierre is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. After St-Pierre rocked the MMA community with his declaration that he is no longer under contract with the UFC, the company promptly responded that the former welterweight champion remained under an existing agreement with the promotion. The language in that contract is something that St-Pierre’s lawyer, James Quinn of New York firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges, suggested was a “form of slavery,” according to MMA Fighting.

  • BYU's 4th-and-19 fake punt try from its own 5 went like you'd expect it went

    Fake punts are perhaps the most audacious element of football strategy. To work, they require the team with the ball to almost completely fool the opposition, and then they need to be executed with little margin for error. In the second quarter of BYU's game against Boise State on Thursday, the Cougars found themselves facing a fourth-and-19 from their own 5-yard line. You might think that's a pretty weird spot to try a fake punt, because 19 yards is quite a far distance and the 5-yard-line is sub-stellar field position. But BYU tried one anyway, in a one-score game. Here's how that went: Don't blame punter Jonny Linehan for what happened here. It's not his fault. It's actually cool he avoided

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  • Back From The Brink: After storm, COTA gears up for its biggest USGP yet

    After seeing Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix weekend become something of a washout as torrential rain struck the city of Austin, Texas, Circuit of The Americas chairman Bobby Epstein did not mince his words about the future of the race. Despite seeing Lewis Hamilton clinch his third world title after winning the race of the season at COTA just days earlier, Epstein knew that the storm damage was more than just a little mud and some flooding. When Texas governor Greg Abbott’s office indicated it would be cutting the amount of state funding offered for the race as a result of a drop in attendance and, more crucially, general spending by fans at the track on concessions and apparel, the future for the USGP at COTA looked bleak. Now, the USGP is back at COTA and bigger than ever as it prepares for its fifth running in Austin.

  • Matt Murray signs three-year extension with Pens (Update)

    The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they’ve signed goaltender Matt Murray to a three-year deal worth $3.75 million per season. Murray, who injured his hand at the World Cup, has yet to play in a game in 2016-17. But on Wednesday, he practiced for the first time. He’s a few weeks away from a return. Last year, the 22-year-old posted a 9-2-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage during the regular season. He was instrumental in Pittsburgh’s run to the Stanley Cup, as he went 15-6 with a 2.08 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage in the post-season. This isn’t the last we’ll be hearing of the Pens goalie situation. With the expansion draft around the corner,

  • There are two Antonio Browns, and one of them saved the other from football oblivion

    This is Antonio Brown. Now, a little over a decade after he left this Miami neighborhood for an uncertain future, his No. 84 Steelers jersey is everywhere – as popular as any Dolphins jersey on this particular South Florida game day. There are people wearing 84 who went on a Steelers Eastern Caribbean cruise with him last offseason, keeping photos of volleyball games and even the ID tag needed to board the boat.

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  • NLCS Game 4: Cubs offense erupts to even series with Dodgers

    The Chicago Cubs offense is alive and well. After being shutout in consecutive postseason games for the first time in franchise history, the Cubs bounced back to destroy the Dodgers 10-2 in a much-needed Game 4 breakout. The win evens the series at 2-2, setting up a pivotal Game 5 Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.

    Big League Stew
  • Ball Don’t Lie: Pistons Season Preview

    Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie on the expectations of the Pistons.

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  • Hossa's journey to 500 goals; Ottawa's attendance issues (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Mini Pekka Rinne watches the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars. • Why has home attendance become an issue for the Ottawa Senators?

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  • Messi hat trick powers Barcelona to Champions League rout of Guardiola's Man City

    Lionel Messi celebrates his third in Barcelona’s 4-0 thrashing of Man City. Pep Guardiola may be in the process of building a fine Barcelona replica with Manchester City, but when faced with the real deal on Wednesday, it was painfully clear that there isn’t yet a substitute for Barca’s ball-wizardry machine. The little magician scored a hat trick in the 4-0 Barca win, with Neymar getting the final goal, as the game ended with both sides reduced to 10 men.

    FC Yahoo
  • Russell Westbrook sub-Instagrammed Kevin Durant with cupcake photo

    Kevin Durant announced his departure from the Thunder to the Warriors on July 4. Russell Westbrook first publicly responded, using the loosest definition of response, several weeks later. Or so we thought. Westbrook apparently sent Durant a subtle message July 4, using a symbol popularized on the Thunder by former teammate Kendrick Perkins (who had very interesting thoughts on the Durant-Westbrook dynamic). Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated: Westbrook and Durant were not best buds, but they were peerless partners, a souped-up Stockton and Malone, transporting a mini market to the big time. Westbrook’s closest friends are actually former high school teammates, long-standing wing men like Donnell