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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: The batting helmet and gloves of Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals sit in the dugout before the start of the Nationals game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on May 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The batting helmet and gloves of Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals sit in the dugout before the start of the Nationals game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on May 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.
  • With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

    Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season. Bosa has missed all of training camp as his agents and the team wrangle over how much of his $17 million signing bonus he'll get up front, as well as offset language in the case he gets cut. The Chargers were counting on the former Ohio State star to help bolster their pass rush and bring some excitement to a season that could be pivotal to their future in San Diego.

    Associated Press
  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

    People
  • The Patriots traded center Bryan Stork to the Redskins, but he could retire

    First, it was reported that the New England Patriots were planning on releasing their third-year center, who started in their Super Bowl XLIX win as a rookie in the 2014 season. Then word arose that the Washington Redskins, seeking an upgrade, had sent a conditional draft pick to the Patriots for Stork. Then came another odd turn: Was the concussion-plagued Stork, 25, considering retiring instead of joining his new team?

    Shutdown Corner
  • Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Could Wilson Chandler's 350-lb grouper start for the Denver Nuggets?

    Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishing

    Ball Don't Lie
  • What might the U.S. men's basketball roster look like in Tokyo in 2020?

    After Team USA’s dominating 96-66 drubbing of Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to win a third straight gold medal in men’s basketball, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo called upon the rest of the world to “get their act together and compete” if they want to break the stranglehold the Americans have had on the top of the men’s hoops podium over the past eight years. As the United States’ opponents set about rebuilding, revamping and reloading their national sides with an eye toward the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, though, it’s worth wondering: what might the U.S.’s own roster look like in four years’ time? Given the gulf between the victory in Rio and the opening of play in Japan, there’s precious little we (think we) know about what will unfold for Team USA 2020.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Gary Sanchez shines, Joe Girardi confounds in a Yankees loss

    Over the weekend I saw a Yankees writer compare Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to the “Core Four” Yankees, Jeter/Rivera/Posada/Pettitte. That’s totally reasonable for a couple of guys who have played fewer than 30 games combined. Nope, no one in New York overhypes anything. Still, hard not to notice that they’re off to nice starts. Particularly Sanchez. The Yankees new catcher is hotter than all get-out to start his major league career, batting .385/.429/.831 with eight homers and 15 RBI in his first 17 games. Last night against the Mariners he hit two bombs. Earlier in the day he was named the American League Player of the Week. That’s pretty darn spiffy. Judge is not slouching

    HardballTalk
  • Chargers owner’s plane in Florida, but not to pick up Joey Bosa

    In the absence of news about Joey Bosa’s contract negotiations, Chargers fans are scrambling for anything to cling to. But the latest shiny object should not be confused with a glimmer of hope. According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers fans were stirred up by reports that the Spanos family’s private plane was in Fort Lauderdale, which happens to be Bosa’s hometown. But there’s no indication the negotiations have moved, and a team official said the plane was in Florida on unrelated business. Thus, the last remaining unsigned rookie has effectively turned Chargers fans into a bunch of reporters chasing college coaching searches, tracking tail numbers in search of clues.

    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • Dak Prescott's standout play could haunt the Eagles

    If Eagles fans have seen Dak Prescott play this preseason, they may be regretting not seeing their team select him. As Carson Wentz sat out from last week’s preseason game against the Steelers, Prescott was preparing to take on the Dolphins. When he got on the field Saturday night against Miami, Prescott lit it up with a dazzling performance. Prescott went 12 of 15 for just under 200 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another two touchdowns. His play was reminiscent of former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. For the second week in a row, Prescott made a strong case to be the heir apparent to Tony Romo deep in the heart of Texas. This isn’t an indictment on Wentz. After all,

    Eagles Wire
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more (UPDATED)

    The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run.

    Taylor Cocke
  • Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

    Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date. "I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger," Underwood said Tuesday. Underwood, 24, is a second-year tight end trying to land a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster.

    Associated Press
  • NASCAR announces warnings to Xfinity teams

    In the span of less than a week, the long-term sponsor outlook of JR Motorsports dramatically has shifted from potentially bleak to firmly bright. On the heels of NASCAR phenom William Byron being added to the Xfinity Series team for the 2017 season (as part of a multiyear deal with Hendrick Motorsports), JRM announced Wednesday that sponsor OneMain has reversed course and decided to remain on Elliott Sadler’s No. 1 Chevrolet. “When we found out this was going to happen, my wife and I just cried that whole morning tears of joy knowing there’s so much stability,” Sadler, 41, told NBC Sports. OneMain, which initially had informed JRM nearly two months ago of its plan to leave NASCAR, will sponsor Sadler for 20 races in each of the next two seasons, JRM general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

    Cagewriter
  • Update: Mets expect Matz to miss only one start

    Mets LHP Steven Matz, who was placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 15 with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation, is expected to miss only one start. Latest update (Tuesday, Aug. 23): The Mets expect Steven Matz to miss only Thursday's start before rejoining the rotation next Tuesday, the day he is eligible to come off the DL, Terry Collins told reporters before Tuesday night's game. Matz is dealing with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation. Seth Lugo will start in place of Matz against the Cardinals on Thursday. Previous Updates and Reactions Steven Matz is headed to the disbaled list retroactive to August 15, as first reported by MLB Network's Jon

    SNY
  • Why A Freshman QB Gives Texas Best Chance To Beat Notre Dame

    Texas opens the season September 4th against 10th ranked Notre Dame. Campus Insiders' Ray Crawford spoke with Longhorns' Insider Ted Emrich about the QB battle in Austin and what fans should expect on offense with new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert.

    Campus Insiders
  • Zach Johnson 'Rather Watch Sports That Should Be in Olympics' Instead of Golf

    In fact, he said Monday that he didn't even give Olympic golf a chance to win him over -- he refused to watch it at all. "I didn't watch golf. I'd rather watch the sports that should be in the Olympics," he said. "I'd rather watch the athletes who train for four years for that one week. Johnson was not happy with the way the Olympics affected the pros' schedule this summer and said he might support Olympic golf if amateurs played and if the tournament existed in a team format.

    Golf
  • Review: 'Madden NFL 17' runs hard, plays it safe

    Despite its incredible complexity and depth, Madden 17 is surprisingly kind to new players, as well as those who haven’t memorized every NFL team’s gameplay strategy. The upgraded run mechanics and countless small improvements certainly keep it a step ahead of Madden 16.

    Ben Silverman
  • Milwaukee Bucks sign free agent guard Jason Terry

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • John Wall and Bradley Beal are trying to learn to like each other

    John Wall and Bradley Beal feel the love. The Washington Wizards have been an excellent example of that difficulty. General manager Ernie Grunfeld opened this decade by selecting two very promising guards in John Wall (the first-overall pick in 2010) and Bradley Beal (third in 2012), and both have impressed enough to earn max-level contracts as the future leaders of the franchise.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Champion Sleeper! Aly Raisman Teases Simone Biles for Napping on Plane Ride Home from Rio

    Simone Biles had a busy 2016 Summer Olympics, winning four gold medals and one bronze – and even leading Team U.S.A. as the flag-bearer at the very rainy closing ceremonies on Sunday. The 22-year-old women's gymnastics captain caught Biles snoozing on the plane Monday night, teasing her pal in a sweet Instagram post. Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off.

    People
  • David Price pitches the Red Sox back into first place

    Now this is the David Price for whom the Red Sox paid $217 million, the ace Boston thought could lead it back to the World Series. This David Price, he threw eight shutout innings on Monday night as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. The Red Sox hadn’t had a share of first place in the AL East since July 20.

    Big League Stew
  • Report: Billy Butler and Danny Valencia got in a fight because Butler potentially cost Valencia an endorsement deal

    On Sunday, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Athletics teammates Billy Butler and Danny Valencia were involved in an “altercation” in which Butler was injured. Butler missed two games and Valencia was curiously absent from Sunday’s lineup. Details were scant at the time, but Slusser now has reported specifics on what happened at the Chronicle. So here’s what happened. On Friday, an equipment representative was at the ballpark before batting practice and quizzed Valencia about a pair of off-brand spikes found in his locker. Valencia said that he only uses those spikes during pre-game workouts. Butler chimed in and said that Valencia was lying. Butler also allegedly told

    HardballTalk
  • Logan Couture to replace Jamie Benn on Canada's World Cup roster

    Getty Images Logan Couture will find himself in Toronto next month after he was named to Canada’s World Cup of Hockey roster replacing Jamie Benn. Awesome Logan Couture quote about Sidney Crosby's faceoff cheating: "He's on my (World Cup) team now, so

    Puck Daddy
  • Fantasy football 2016 mock draft, Rounds 1-3: Lamar Miller cracks the top-five

    Lamar Miller, first round fantasy asset. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) National Draft Day is almost upon us, everyone. Time to get seriously serious about your prep. Beginning today, the Yahoo Sports fantasy crew is going to mock draft

    Roto Arcade
  • Brad Keselowski glad Helio Castroneves is ok after scary pit road crash

    Shortly after Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves was involved in a scary crash on pit road in Monday’s ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski took to Twitter. Not only did Keselowski express gratitude that his friend and teammate was okay, Keselowski tweeted “Halos please” — a reference that essentially urged IndyCar to require halo devices that surround the driver cockpit, similar to those that were tested earlier this year in Formula One. Halo devices are among safety additions that IndyCar officials have considered since the tragic death of driver Justin Wilson a year ago at Pocono. The accident on Lap 64 occurred when Indianapolis

    MotorSportsTalk