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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.
  • Olympic gold medal swimmer thanks fan who spotted suspicious mole

    One fan saw something and said something, leading to a very grateful response from an Olympic swimmer.  Australian gold medalist Mack Horton posted on social media thanking an anonymous fan for contacting his team doctor about a suspicious mole on his chest. "Shout out to the person that emailed the swim team doctor and told me to get my mole checked out," he wrote. "Good call. Very good call." In the photo, a bandage covers Horton's chest, but he did not specify whether the mole was found to be malignant or not.  According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they're 70, almost all due to exposure to the sun. Horton, who is 20, won gold

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Does Kyle Schwarber's AFL assignment signal chance of World Series return?

    Kyle Schwarber might have a shot to return to the Cubs during the World Series. Here’s some news that will no doubt pique the interest of Chicago Cubs fans. It should also have the Cleveland Indians paying close attention.

    Big League Stew
  • NFL Puts Giants’ Josh Brown on Paid Suspension Over Domestic Abuse

    The NFL has put New York Giants kicker Josh Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list as league investigators go through a trove of newly released documents in which the player admitted to abusing his then-wife Molly Brown. On Friday afternoon Adolpho Birch, NFL senior vice president of Labor Policy & League Affairs, sent a letter to Brown informing him that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had placed him on the except list on a "limited and temporary basis" while the league reviews the documents released by the King County (Washington) Police Department. Brown will be paid his salary "pursuant to the terms" of his contract, and he may appeal the decision within three days of receiving the letter.

    ABC News
  • Report: When Kings hired George Karl, Rudy Gay greeted him with, ‘Welcome to basketball hell’

    The Kings were 18-34 when they hired George Karl in February 2015. They hadn’t made the playoffs in eight years. Sacramento fired coach Michael Malone earlier in the season, because – after a better start than anyone could’ve reasonably expected – the team slumped while its best player was out sick. The Kings gave the job to Tyrone Corbin and promised him the rest of the season, though they obviously reneged by hiring Karl. Owner Vivek Ranadivé declared he wanted a jazz director. The front office was chaotic, and general manager Pete D’Alessandro and special advisor Chris Mullin would soon depart. DeMarcus Cousins stewed. Rudy Gay had been in Sacramento barely a year, but he had the franchised

  • Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell details plan for Seahawks

    The Arizona Cardinals player chats with Michele Tafoya about Chandler Jones, the team's plan for the Seahawks, how the absence of Marshawn Lynch is helpful and Calais' voice.

    NBC Sports
  • NASCAR Saturday schedule at Talladega Superspeedway

    Both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series are back on track today at Talladega Superspeedway. The Truck Series will start the day with qualifying followed by the fred’s 250. It is the first elimination race in the Truck Chase and will cut the field from eight to six. The Sprint Cup Series will end the day by setting the field for their second Chase elimination. The Hellmann’s 500 will be held Sunday. Here is the Saturday schedule: (All times are Eastern) 9 a.m. – Truck Series garage open 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 10 a.m. – Truck Series driver/crew chief meeting 10:30 a.m. – Truck Series qualifying; single vehicle/two rounds (Fox Sports 1) 12:30 p.m. –

    NASCAR Talk
  • Even Dylan Larkin is fighting for the Red Wings now

    Something very strange has been happening in Detroit in the early parts of the 2016-17 season. The Red Wings … are fighting. A lot. This is a strange development because not only fighting has been rapidly decreasing across the league for several years now, but also because the Red Wings have been last in the league in fighting majors in 10 out of the past 11 seasons. The one year over that stretch they were not last (2012-13) they were 29th. Nobody fights less than these guys. In most of those years they never even reached double digits in fighting majors, and have only had eight in each of the past two seasons. But through the first five games this season they already have five of them, and

  • Lewis Hamilton Leads Mercedes F1 Smack Down in USGP Qualifying

    AMG Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole in the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The 31-year-old Brit turned a lap nearly a quarter second faster than his teammate, Nico Rosberg. That’s practically

    The Drive
  • Taylor Swift ready to get into a F1 frame of mind Saturday at COTA

    If you’re a fan of both Formula One and singer Taylor Swift, you should be at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday. Swift will perform her only scheduled concert of 2016 after Saturday’s action concludes on the racetrack. To get her fans even more excited about the concert, Swift – who is apparently already in Austin for rehearsals – took to Instagram earlier this week and posted several videos. The first clip was a short scene showing Swift playing an acoustic guitar. The second clip, which she captioned “Band practice,” showed Swift and her band rocking out on her 2012 hit, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” And then the third Instagram clip shows an exuberant Swift

  • Arsenal, Middlesbrough play to scoreless draw

    Arsenal was unable to score against Middlesbrough as the teams drew 0-0. However, the Gunners did extend their Premier League unbeaten streak to eight matches.

    NBC Sports
  • VIRAL: Football: Monaco run riot against Montpellier

    Monaco's six goals in their rout of Montpellier in LIgue 1

    Omnisport Video
  • Indians hoping Danny Salazar will be ready for World Series

    Danny Salazar is working his way toward a return in the World Series. According to manager Terry Francona, the All-Star right-hander threw a two-inning simulated game on Sunday that went according to plan. Salazar is scheduled to throw another simulated game this weekend.

    Big League Stew
  • Jim Harbaugh says new glasses a nod to Woody Hayes, Malcolm X

    Proving he’s still one of the most entertaining men in college football, Jim Harbaugh even has an interesting explanation for his choice in eyewear. Third-ranked Michigan had little problem dispatching overmatched Illinois earlier Saturday, jumping out to 31-0 halftime lead and cruising to a 41-8 win in the Big House.  The Wolverines are now 7-0 on the season, winning those games by a combined score of 341-70. Facing a now-2-5 Illini team, anyone could have seen the home woodshedding coming. Especially, as it turns out, their head coach thanks to some new spectacles that were eerily similar to a legend on the other side of the greatest rivalry in all of sports. After the game, Harbaugh explained

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • Report: Timberwolves ask Cavaliers about Iman Shumpert, who could be available in trade

    The Timberwolves are looking to trade a point guard or two. The Cavaliers are looking to trade for a point guard or two. Could it be a match? Shumpert seems like Cleveland’s most likely trade bait, and Minnesota – dangling Tyus Jones and maybe soon Ricky Rubio – is apparently interested. Zach Lowe of ESPN: Keep an eye on Iman Shumpert. Several teams, including Minnesota, have inquired about his availability in the past few weeks and gotten the impression Cleveland is ready to talk, according to several league sources. The Cavs won’t salary-dump Shump for nothing, but given their tax situation, cutting payroll by a few million promises exponential savings. Shumpert is more valuable than Jones,

  • Barclays’ helpless ice forcing Isles to scope out Citi Field lot

    WASHINGTON — The commute might be a pain. The obstructed views and imperfect sightlines may be inconveniences. But the Barclays Center ice … the ice that continues to be sub-standard despite everything progressive ownership can do … it is the ice that will ultimately render this Brooklyn arena ill-suited to be the home of the Islanders for the long term. That is why majority owner Jon Ledecky and his group have the obligation to seek an arena of their own for this NHL stepchild, as they have over the last few months in conducting due diligence on alternate sites, and most prominently, we’re told, the Citi Field parking lot. Indeed, Slap Shots has learned Islanders ownership has held meetings

    New York Post
  • With Tuukka Rask banged up, Bruins recall Zane McIntyre on emergency basis

    The Boston Bruins recalled goalie Zane McIntyre on an emergency basis on Saturday morning. The call up was necessary because it doesn’t look like starter Tuukka Rask will be able to suit up against the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Rask missed Friday’s practice with what head coach Claude Julien described as “general body soreness,” but it might be a little more serious than that if he’s forced to miss games. The Bruins selected McIntyre in the sixth-round of the 2010 Entry Draft. He’s never suited up in an NHL game before. The 24-year-old turned pro last year, after spending three years at the University of North Dakota. He had a 14-8-7 record with a 2.68 goals-against-average and a .898 save

  • Martin Truex Jr. to start first at Talladega

    Martin Truex Jr. has started first four times this season. (Getty) Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green Sunday at Talladega. Truex posted the fastest lap in the second round of qualifying on Saturday to win the pole for the fourth time in 2016

    From The Marbles
  • Alex Rodriguez nearly laughed when Pete Rose complimented Derek Jeter

    Alex Rodriguez cannot stop his face from making that look when Pete Rose starts complimenting Derek Jeter. Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, and Frank Thomas have been providing interesting commentary before and after the games, with A-Rod in particular standing out as a guy with deep baseball knowledge and a thoughtful approach. Of course, when you sit A-Rod and his thoughtful approach next to Pete Rose, king of the hot take, you’re bound to get a few strange and uncomfortable moments.

    Big League Stew
  • Microsoft's tablet deal with the NFL has been a disaster

    The Microsoft Surface tablet is so bad that the best coach in the NFL would rather use paper. At least that’s the opinion of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has the best record of any current active coach, and who speaks out so rarely that any time he describes something in detail, it is instant catnip for the media. It may not be a fair review of the Surface, but unfortunately for Microsoft, it has become a major story this week.

    Yahoo Finance
  • The Cubs clinch World Series berth with NLCS Game 6 win

    After 71 years, the Cubs are headed back to the Fall Classic. The dominance with which Clayton Kershaw attacked the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS was nonexistent in Game 6 as the Dodgers’ ace loaded the bases to start the first inning and scattered five extra bases and five runs over five frames. By the time Dave Roberts pulled his starter in the sixth inning, Kershaw was sitting on a Game Score of 33, the lowest he’s mustered since the start of the 2015 season. Only one of his strikes came via curveball, and whether he was having difficulty locating his off-speed stuff or felt more confident with the fastball-slider combo, it was the fewest curves he’d seen land for strikes all year (per David Adler).

  • Podcast: Joe Buck explains why he doesn’t actually hate your team

    This is The StewPod, our baseball podcast with a dash of pop culture. The 2016 World Series is right around the corner. While we wait to figure out just who will be playing the Cleveland Indians we know for sure that Joe Buck will be there.

    Big League Stew
  • Recently unretired Joe Williams runs for 332 yards to lead Utah over UCLA

    You think Utah is happy to have Joe Williams back in the fold? The senior running back retired in September but returned last weekend with 179 yards in a win over Oregon State. This time, Saturday at UCLA, Williams put up a whopping 332 yards (a school record) and four touchdowns in the Utes’ 52-45 win over the Bruins.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Report: Bucks preparing for Greg Monroe to opt in next summer

    The Bucks got a rude awakening about Greg Monroe‘s value when they tried to sell low on him this offseason – and still got no takers. Now, Milwaukee seems to have gotten the picture. Monroe – whose agent claimed the center could name his contract terms from multiple teams last year – might opt into the final year of his deal, which would pay $17,884,176. Zach Lowe of ESPN: Milwaukee is already preparing for the possibility Monroe opts into his deal for 2017-18, league sources say. The Bucks indicated this thinking when they extended Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s contract, putting a large 2017-18 salary rather than a relatively low cap hold on the books to begin next offseason. If Monroe opts in, the

  • Women's Soccer Star Undergoes Surgery To Remove Brain Tumor

    Former U.S. women’s national team star Lauren Holiday had surgery on Thursday to remove a brain tumor. She was diagnosed with a benign, operable brain tumor in June while carrying her child with New Orleans Pelicans player Jrue Holiday, and doctors induced birth early to expedite surgery which was slated for Thursday. Many friends and fans sent well-wishes to Holiday on social media as she prepared to undergo surgery: At their game on Wednesday, USWNT players wore wristbands that said LH12, for Holiday’s initials and the number she wore on her jersey. Teammates still call her “Cheney,” which is her maiden name: There have been no updates from Holiday or her husband since the surgery and information

    Fox News
  • Mitch Trubisky Leads UNC To Victory Over UVA With 310 Yards And 3 TD

    Mitch Trubisky continues to blister the record books at North Carolina. His 310 yards and 3 touchdowns passing helped the Heels get the 35-14 win over Virginia. Check Mitch out postgame right here!

    ACC Digital Network