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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: A dog dressed in a Mets uniform is seen prior to the opening day game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 1, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A dog dressed in a Mets uniform is seen prior to the opening day game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 1, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • What the iconic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card means to a generation of fans

    My weekly allowance was $3, and packs of Upper Deck baseball cards, the coolest things I’d ever seen, with their impossibly white borders and holograms on the back – holograms! – were $2 apiece, so I’d resigned myself to one. Ken, the mustachioed man who ran the place and a couple years earlier sold me my first baseball cards, said he’d give me two for $3. Baseball cards were the first drug I ever tried, and they hooked me immediately.

    Jeff Passan
  • If he gets a job, Ray Rice pledges salary to domestic violence programs

    Out of football for almost two years, former Baltimore Ravens running back is still holding out hope that he’ll play in the NFL again. “All the scrutiny that I’ve got, it was deserved, because domestic violence is a horrible thing,” said Rice, who has not played a down since Dec. 29.

    Shutdown Corner
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  • Report: Yanks could cut A-Rod and Teixeira if they become sellers

    Some people within the New York Yankees organization have discussed cutting designated hitter Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira if they become sellers at the deadline.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Teen arrested in deadly Southwest Philadelphia shooting over basketball game

    Philadelphia police say they have one person in custody and are seeking another for the murder of a 15-year-old boy as he left a basketball game.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Matt Holliday takes 95 mph pitch to face, tries to stay in game

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday appears to have avoided what could have been a terrifying injury Thursday. During his sixth inning at-bat against San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner, Holliday was hit in the face with a 95 mph fastball. Unbelievably, Holliday stayed on his feet after being hit.

    Big League Stew
  • Affordable Homes on up to 1-Acre in Culpeper

    Affordable Homes on up to 1-Acre in Culpeper

    New single-family homes on ½- to 1-acre homesites, just 2 miles from historic downtown Culpeper and 3 miles from Route 29. From the upper $200s

    Ryan Homes
  • Baltusrol Golf Club: Home of the 2016 PGA Championship

    Photos of Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course, past venue for four U.S. Opens and the 2005 PGA Championship, and current home for the 2016 PGA Championship.

    Golf
  • Cowboys move into new, over-the-top, $1.5 billion practice facility

    The Star features the Cowboys’ offices, two outdoor practice fields and a 12,000-seat indoor stadium. The Cowboys packed up their headquarters in Irving, the iconic Valley Ranch, last month, after calling it home for over 30 years. The Star features two outdoor practice fields, a 12,000-seat indoor stadium that the city’s high school teams will use, a franchise hall of fame, and an entertainment area with shops, restaurants and a hotel.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Buster Olney comes up with nine ideas to “improve” baseball. They’re mostly bad.

    Buster Olney and the Mike & Mike radio crew at ESPN did a little thought experiment about how to improve baseball. It was partially audience-sourced and the entire idea was based on something ESPN did about the NFL last week. Given that (a) baseball is fine; (b) Mike and Mike is a talk radio show that spends far more time dealing with football than baseball; and (c) fan-sourcing anything is going to be a dicey proposition, especially when a huge number of those fans are football fans who dig talk radio, you can imagine the quality of these ideas. If you have seven inning baseball games, a greater portion of the games will be dominated by max-effort, one-inning relievers.

    HardballTalk
  • A Commuter’s Ideal Spot in Silver Spring

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    Norbeck Crossing offers newly designed luxury elevator residences less than a mile from the Metro Red Line and the ICC. From the mid $200s.

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  • Braves trade rumors: Braves continue to publicly deny Teheran trade interest

    Another day has come and gone as the march towards the trade deadline progresses, and publicly, the story remains the same as far as Julio Teheran is concerned — the Braves are declaring that he isn’t for sale. Jon Heyman relayed the news in his latest column for Today’s Knuckleball, and although he did mention that the Braves are still taking calls on their top pitcher, they still aren’t budging on their steep price. Additionally, Heyman mentioned that the Braves are also battling perception problems as well. Teheran would be a major trade chip. But the Braves still won’t hear of it. “We have no intention of trading him,” a Braves official said for the third straight week. Braves higher-ups

    Talking Chop
  • Rangers win big on Chris Kreider contract, at the buzzer

    This is what the New York Rangers and Chris Kreider do. After a controversial trade earlier in the week, this one is a slam-dunk for GM Jeff Gorton and the Rangers. Instead, the Rangers get him at $4.625 million, which is under Kreider’s submitted ask of $4.75 million for arbitration and well under the $5.25 million he was asking for in a long-term deal that ate up unrestricted free agent years, according to Larry Brooks of the NY Post.

    Puck Daddy
  • Oops! Jeff Gordon’s uniform has quite a mistake on it

    Jeff Gordon‘s return to racing didn’t go quite smoothly Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — that was before he got into his car. No, Gordon, who is subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr., didn’t try to climb into the No. 24 car. Instead, Gordon’s driver’s uniform had quite a mistake. It listed the incorrect dates of his four Sprint Cup championships.

    NBC Sports
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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Matt Barnes, Clay Buchholz, Mookie Betts

    With the sudden lack of depth in the bullpen, can Matt Barnes step up into a bigger role? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Rob Manfred suggested he may consider a limit on reliever usage in the coming years, and John Farrell isn’t a fan. (Evan Drellich; Boston Herald) How much longer can the Red Sox really justify keeping Clay Buchholz on the roster? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) Mookie Betts hit another home run last night, but is his power for real? (Matt Collins; BP Boston) Dave Dombrowski has had plenty of success in recent years in acquiring strong starting pitching at the deadline, and hopes Drew Pomeranz can continue that trend. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) David Ortiz did a very cool thing

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  • Jae Crowder told Kevin Durant Celtics’ gameplan to beat Warriors, mad Durant still chose Warriors

    Kevin Durant said he nearly picked the Celtics because they brought Tom Brady to their meeting. Jae Crowder saw another reason Durant should’ve chosen Boston over the Warriors. Crowder, via Tom Westerholm of MassLive: “We were the only team in the NBA to beat both (Cleveland and Golden State) on their home court — the only team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics,” Crowder said. “We told him that. We played him clips from both games and told him basically the scouting report of how we guarded Steph (Curry) and Klay (Thompson) — our entire game plan, basically. That’s what made me mad. We (expletive) told him everything we do to beat these guys, and we beat them, and he went and joined them. … I felt

    ProBasketballTalk
  • ACC takes wait-and-see approach on 'anti-LGBT' law in North Carolina

    While the NBA is reportedly pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of a state law critics say discriminates against the LGBT community, the ACC continues to take a wait-and-see approach about events in North Carolina. The Vertical reported Thursday that the NBA is now focused on New Orleans for the 2017 All-Star Game since there is no movement by North Carolina state legislators to change the controversial law. It also stops cities, such as Charlotte, from passing anti-discrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender people. Losing the NBA All-Star Game is an embarrassing moment for North Carolina and will raise questions again for other sports leagues that hold major events in the state.

    CBS Sports
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  • Richard Childress Racing moving closer to setting 2017 driver lineup

    INDIANAPOLIS — Car owner Richard Childress anticipates he’ll know his 2017 driver lineup within three weeks. While Childress told NBC Sports on Thursday that “we’ve still got a couple of months before we make any real decisions,’’ he did say that “we’ll kind of know in the next two or three weeks. We’ll have a direction.’’ The main question for the three-car organization is Ryan Newman’s status. He’s in the final year of his contract, and Childress’ grandson, Ty Dillon, appears set to move to Sprint Cup next season. Newman is in his third season at RCR and enters Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN) 12th in the points after back-to-back top-10 finishes. The team also

    NASCAR Talk
  • 2015 was a dream season for Iowa. 2016 will be a different story.

    I took a look at your 2016 schedule, and it won't be easy, Iowa has to play Penn State and Michigan. I tip my hat off to Iowa on their incredible 2015...

    iowa.forums.rivals.com
  • The top rumored Premier League transfers yet to be resolved

    Paul Pogba is likely headed (back) to Manchester United. One of the biggest stories, that of N’Golo Kante’s future, already has an ending, and it’s a sad one for the reigning Premier League champions. United has reportedly made multiple offers north of €100 million for the Juventus midfielder, and all signs point to the two clubs hashing out a deal.

    FC Yahoo
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  • Watch: Usain Bolt returns with 19.89 win in London

    Your teams on the go or at home. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android. Usain Bolt made raced for the first time since pulling out of the Jamaican National Championships due to a hamstring injury and won with a convincing 19.89-second performance over 200 meters at the London Diamond League on Friday afternoon. Despite the injury and not competing in the finals of the Jamaican championships, Bolt was named to the Olympic team and is expected to compete in Rio de Janeiro next month. Bolt will attempt to defend his Olympic gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4x100-meter relay. If he is successful, he would be the first man in history to win three gold medals in the respective events

    olympics.si.com
  • Four Tottenham players told to find new clubs

    For a while now we’ve been wondering about which Tottenham Hotspur players will be sold in this summer’s transfer window. In particular, there’s a glut of players currently in Spurs’ midfield, and we’ve been speculating for months that something has to give. Now, we may have an answer. Dan Kilpatrick, writing for ESPN, reports that Clinton N’Jie, Alex Pritchard, Nabil Bentaleb, and Federico Fazio have been deemed surplus to requirements and are very likely to be sold. None of the four were listed in Spurs’ traveling roster for their trip to Australia to face Juventus and Atletico Madrid, and have reportedly been told to use the time while Spurs are away to find new clubs. We’ve seen the writing

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  • Recently re-signed forward Callahan in tough to make Red Wings

    Mitch Callahan signed another one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, and will look to once again make the jump to the NHL in the fall. As per General Fanager, the deal pays $600,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the AHL. A sixth-round pick of the Red Wings in 2009, Callahan, who turns 25 years old next month, has only one appearance in the NHL and that was two seasons ago.

    NBC Sports
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  • David Ortiz hit a ball so hard it got stuck in Pesky's Pole

    Of all the Major League Baseball storylines this season, one stands out above the rest: We are living in the year of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. During batting practice, Ortiz hit a ball so hard that it actually got stuck in Pesky’s Pole in right field. David Ortiz is dominating the headlines in his final season.

    Big League Stew
  • Derrick Rose somehow thinks the Knicks are a known superteam

    Derrick Rose speaks during a news conference at Madison Square Garden in June. Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors served as the latest shot in the ongoing battle to form the NBA’s strongest superteam. Not every team can be the Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, or San Antonio Spurs.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Says She Wants to Fight Ronda Rousey at UFC 205

    If Ronda Rousey makes her return at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, Cris "Cyborg" Justino looms as a formidable and willing opponent. Justino posted comments on social media Friday regarding a prospective bout with Rousey, per ESPN...Read the full article on

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  • It’s time to start working with a real work phone

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  • Breaking down Jeff Gordon's return from retirement

    The NASCAR America team analyzes Hendrick Motorsports’ announcement that Jeff Gordon is coming out of retirement to replace the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. “Our focus is giving Dale all the time he needs to recover,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, in a statement issued by the team. What’s best for Dale is what’s best for Hendrick Motorsports and everyone involved with the team.

    NBC Sports on Yahoo!
  • 49ers fans beg team to fix the $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium's one major flaw

    When the 49ers opened Levi's Stadium before the 2014 NFL season, the building was hailed as an architectural wonder. The NFL's greenest stadium, which was designed by HNTB, includes 68,500 seats, with roughly 45,000 of those seats located in the lower bowl. As HNTB explains, the extensive seating in the lower-bowl allows Levi's Stadium "to offer more close-in seating than any other professional sports venue." The stadium also includes 9,000 club seats, 174 luxury suites and two main entrances, which total roughly 18,000-square-feet in space so that fans arren't walking all over each other when they enter the stadium. The stadium was also lauded for its views of the "surrounding Silicon Valley"

    CBS Sports