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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.
  • Eastern Michigan students protest racist incidents after game

    A few days after racist graffiti was located on Eastern Michigan’s campus, students engaged in a peaceful protest on the field after EMU knocked off Wyoming on Friday night. Throughout the game, a group of students were shown on the CBS Sports Network broadcast assembling in a grassy area behind an end zone at Rynearson Stadium.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Dan Patrick challenges Usain Bolt to a race, Bolt spots him 40 m

    Usain Bolt remembers the time he last lost and talks about why Jamaica is so good at Track and Field. Dan Patrick then challenges him to race and which prompts a hilarious reaction from Bolt.

    NBC Sports
  • Upcoming UFC fight schedule a bit of a mess

    Dana White makes it sound so simple. In a conversation with Yahoo Sports, he said he plans to have lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez defend his belt against unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov told Yahoo Sports he’d signed two contracts to fight Alvarez: one for UFC 205 in New York in November and another to fight him at UFC 206 in Toronto in December.

    Kevin Iole
  • Cabrera's blast gives Mets epic win over Phillies, presented by W.B. Mason

    Trailing by two in the 11th, Asdrubal Cabrera launched a game-winning three-run homer to give the Mets a wild, 9-8 win over the Phillies on Thursday night at Citi Field.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Tortorella: Don’t lose your mind over Team USA World Cup failure

    It’s nights like this when you miss the old John Tortorella, the fiery guy who wouldn’t have showered his winless World Cup of Hockey team with platitudes. Instead, the guy at the podium after Team USA’s 4-3 loss to the lowly Czech Republic on Thursday night praised many aspects of his team’s game and cautioned the hockey world not to put the plunger down and blow up the program after its flop in Toronto. :The players, we either make the coaches look good or, in the case of this tournament, obviously the blame’s going on [Tortorella].

    Puck Daddy
  • Daily Dose: Jacoby Brissett impresses while Texans offense sputters

    Jacoby Brissett impressed in his first start and could be a good option with one game remaining in Tom Brady's suspension. His teammate LeGarrette Blount also shined while the Texans offense was disappointing.

    NBC Sports
  • Cabrera's walk-off home run

    Asdrubal Cabrera walks it off with a three-run jack to right field to give the Mets a 9-8 win in the 11th

    MLB.com
  • Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets face Chiefs at Arrowhead

    To keep up with the Tom Brady-less and undefeated New England Patriots, the New York Jets need to beat the Kansas City Chiefs on the road.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Matt Kenseth OK with inspection rules change but wishes it was made earlier

    Matt Kenseth finished 9th at Chicago on Sunday (Getty). Matt Kenseth sees why NASCAR made the changes it did to the penalty structure surrounding laser inspection but would have liked to see the change made before the Chase began. NASCAR said Wednesday there would be no more minor penalties for teams whose cars fail laser inspection on the rear of the car. Both Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr.’s cars failed inspection by a slight amount after Sunday’s race at Chicago and NASCAR made the decision to penalize neither team after coming to the realization Johnson’s penalty would be much more impactful than Truex’s because Truex won the race.

    From The Marbles
  • Ranking Fantasy Hockey's top 50 players in preseason Big Board

    The Big Board takes into consideration past returns, current performance and expected future gains in determining who should be included among the top 50 Fantasy Hockey players. Essentially, the Big Board is a cheat sheet designed for a fantasy owner

    Roto Arcade
  • Texas OL Kent Perkins arrested for DWI

    Perkins entered the season with 24 career starts (Getty). Texas offensive lineman Kent Perkins was arrested early Friday morning on DWI charges. Perkins, a senior offensive lineman from Lake Highlands, was booked into the Travis County Jail at 4:54 a.m., according to jail records.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Will Michael Bisping get his revenge on Dan Henderson all these years later?

    Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping on his feet at UFC 100. Michael Bisping, facing Dan Henderson in an Ultimate Fighter coaches’ matchup at UFC 100, circled straight into a monstrous knockout right hand. Henderson added another shot for good measure before the referee could intervene.

    Dave Doyle
  • YamatoCannon on Splyce’s chances at League of Legends Worlds: 'We can definitely do some damage'

    At the beginning of 2016, they had just qualified for the EU LCS and were considered by many to be one of weaker teams in the region. Through much of Spring Split 2016, Splyce didn’t do much to change that perception. Splyce came out swinging in Summer.

    Taylor Cocke
  • Report: John Farrell won’t rule out a postseason return for Pablo Sandoval

    It’s been a strange season for Red Sox’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who lost his starting role in spring training, went 0-for-6 in three regular season appearances, and underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in May. That was the last the Red Sox were supposed to hear about Sandoval until spring 2017, when he was expected to rejoin the team after a lengthy rehab stint in Florida. On Saturday, manager John Farrell was telling a different story. Per MLB.com’s Sam Blum, Farrell hinted that Sandoval could return to the team as soon as October, albeit in a very limited capacity. At the time of the surgery, it was all looking at the start of next Spring Training,”

    HardballTalk
  • The Mariners suspend Steve Clevenger without pay for the rest of the season

    Last night the Mariners issued a statement condemning catcher Steve Clevenger‘s comments on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today they went further: they just suspended Clevenger for the remainder of the season without pay. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said in a statement, “As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine our options in regard to his standing on the team.

    NBC Sports
  • NCAA rules Villanova's prized freshman ineligible to play this season

    The NCAA ruled Villanova freshman Omari Spellman academically ineligible. Replacing Daniel Ochefu just became a whole lot tougher for reigning national champion Villanova. Omari Spellman, the heralded freshman hailed as Ochefu’s heir apparent at center, has been ruled academically ineligible to play for the Wildcats this season, the school announced Friday morning.

    The Dagger
  • Nigeria’s richest man won’t give up until he owns Arsenal

    You might think that Africa’s richest man would be satisfied with his investments. But Nigerian cement tycoon Aliko Dangote, who is worth almost $13 billion (£10bn) according to Forbes, has one ambition that remains unfulfilled—to buy English Premier League club Arsenal. Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. Dangote, 59, and an ardent Arsenal fan, has expressed a desire to purchase the London-based football club multiple times before. The businessman discussed buying a 15.9 percent stake in Arsenal in 2010 before talks with the owners fell through, and said again in 2015 that he hoped to purchase the club “one day at the right price.” But Wednesday, Dangote

    Newsweek
  • Elway on Osweiler: The deals you don’t make at times are the best

    Brock Osweiler looked like anything but an $18 million per year quarterback on Thursday night as the Texans were shut out in New England, and the guy who nearly signed him for not much less than that noticed. “A lot of times those deals you don’t make are the best ones,” Broncos executive V.P. of football operations and G.M. John Elway told Dave Logan and Susie Wargin of KOA radio on Friday. Though Elway was responding to specific question and had a lighthearted tone, he said what he said, and it’ll be interesting to see what Osweiler and the Texans eventually have to say about that. “Obviously it was a tough night for Houston last night and — but things move on,” Elway added. “You try to make

    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • Maple Leafs seem giddy about Auston Matthews

    With the Washington Capitals, he watched Alex Ovechkin burst onto the scene in 2005. Now with the Toronto Maple Leafs some 11 years later, he has a ringside seat for Auston Matthews‘ debut. “It puts a big smile on your face,” Laich, a 12-year veteran, said about watching Matthews.

    NBC Sports
  • Barclays adapts to fan base, announces changes for upcoming season

    At a media luncheon hosted by new Islanders owner Jonathan Ledecky over the summer, he made it a point at each table visited to mention how Barclays Center was the Islanders home for the future and how he was working tirelessly hand-in-hand with Brett Yormark to make the experience a winning one for players, their families and last, but never least, the fans. Then came the rumblings, whether they were leaked intentionally or unintentionally, of the team looking for a permanent home that was not in Brooklyn, a facility they can call their own. Not to rain on anyone's parade, but the feasibility of that is slim, at best. So we are back to improving the conditions of the facility the Islanders currently

    SNY
  • Dan Girardi isn’t worried about ‘doubters’

    Hopefully, for the sake of Dan Girardi‘s sanity, he doesn’t hear all of the heckling. The often-criticized New York Rangers defenseman is aware that he has plenty of critics, however, and hopes to bounce back in 2016-17. That doesn’t mean he necessarily loses sleep about it, as the New York Daily News reports. “I want to come out here and prove I can play,” Girardi said. “I know I’ve got a lot of doubters out there, but I’m not really worried about what’s getting said around here or anywhere else. I’m worried about myself, the team and what I can do to help the team. Just play the best I can and not worry about anything else.” In some quarters, Marc Staal also absorbs at least a portion of the

    ProHockeyTalk
  • ‘Pitch’ Brings Us the First Female MLB Player

    Fox premiered its new show Pitch on Thursday. It follows the story of Ginny Baker, who became the first female player in Major League Baseball. We learned her secret weapon, which she learned from her father. A player himself, he taught Ginny to throw

    Superfan
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Redskins reporter Mike Jones

    Here's a quick look at this week's opponent, the Washington Redskins, through my three-question interview with Mike Jones, who covers the team for the Washington Post.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Not done yet: Cleary re-signs with Detroit’s AHL affiliate

    Dan Cleary is back for another kick at the can. Cleary, who turns 38 in December, has agreed to a one-year deal with Detroit’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids, the club announced on Friday. The contract comes just one week after the Red Wings announced they were bringing Cleary to training camp on a professional tryout.

    NBC Sports
  • The Division races are boring, but that’s OK

    Yesterday we talked about the possibility of the NL Wild Card race ending up in a three-way tie when the season ends. It probably won’t, but it could, and that’s exciting! Last night ESPN’s Jayson Stark doubled up on that madness and talked about the possibility of a six-way tie in the AL Wild Card. Even more unlikely, but again, excitement! The obvious reason we’re focusing on these implausible scenarios? There’s nothing else to really get excited about when it comes to this year’s pennant races. As we woke up this morning, here are your division leaders with the number of games by which they lead: AL EAST: Red Sox: 5.5 AL CENTRL: Indians: 7 AL WEST: Rangers: 9 NL EAST: Nationals: 8.5 NL CENTRAL

    HardballTalk