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  • How UFC champ Tyron Woodley thinks racism has impacted his MMA career

    On numerous occasions in the past year, boxing promoter Bob Arum has insisted the UFC’s audience mirrors the demographic that supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:  It’s “lily white,” the International Boxing Hall of Famer has said, with little appreciation of diverse cultures. Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who will defend the title against Stephen “Wonder Boy” Thompson on Nov. 12 in the co-main event of UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York, has first-hand experience that leads him to agree with Arum’s position. Part of the reason, Woodley speculated, is his race.

    Kevin Iole
  • Arnold Palmer's Longtime Assistant on the Golf Legend's Life and Death: He Was a Great Golfer and Even Greater Man

    The title of Arnold Palmer's final memoir that's due out in a few weeks is called A Life Well Played, which couldn't be more appropriate, especially now in light of his passing Sunday at age 87. "His shoulder never healed and it started a bit of a downward spiral," his personal assistant for 50 years, Doc Giffin, tells PEOPLE. Palmer, the winner of 62 PGA Tour titles and seven major championships, could no longer play the game he loved so much, the game that had given the greenskeeper's son from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, so much.

    People
  • Latest on the NL Wild Card race

    The Mets have four games left to play and lead the Giants and Cardinals by one loss, as the three teams continue battle for two Wild Card spots...

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Steven Matz to undergo “imminent” elbow surgery

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed the media about the status of starter Steven Matz on Tuesday afternoon. Alderson said that Matz will undergo “imminent” elbow surgery to address a bone spur in the lefty’s elbow, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Matz was expected to return this past Friday, but was scratched due to shoulder soreness.

    NBC Sports
  • Nebraska regent wants players who knelt for anthem off team

    A member of Nebraska’s board of regents vehemently disagrees with some players’ decisions to kneel for the national anthem. Regent Hal Daub told the Lincoln Journal-Star that the players’ actions should get them kicked off the team. “It’s a free country,” Daub told the Journal Star on Tuesday.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Jordan Spieth in New Role as U.S. Anchor at Ryder Cup

    It may be peculiar how much the Ryder Cup matters, but it does. "Honestly, I think we're just tired of being told that we haven't won in a while," Jordan Spieth said at his press conference Tuesday. Before that, it had been nine years. European players get asked about their Ryder Cup triumphs; American players get asked about their Ryder Cup shortcomings.

    Golf
  • Usain Bolt on the origin story of his victory pose

    The fastest man in the world also has one of the most iconic victory poses in sports history. The “to di world” pose made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and has been a staple of Bolt’s celebrations ever since. The pose has become Bolt’s signature

    Yahoo Sports Staff
  • Pete Rose petitions Hall of Fame for inclusion on ballots in lengthy letter

    Disgraced hit king Pete Rose has asked National Baseball Hall of Fame officials to reconsider the bylaw that blocks his candidacy for enshrinement, petitioning Hall president Jeff Idelson in a seven-page letter that argues for his inclusion on future ballots. The letter, obtained by Yahoo Sports, contends the terms of Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling – drawn by then-commissioner Bart Giamatti – intentionally excluded language that would have barred Rose from Cooperstown and that, 27 years later, Rose has been unjustly kept from consideration. Pete Rose feels he has been unjustly kept from consideration from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Tim Brown
  • Autopsy report determines Arizona OL Zach Hemmila died due to mix of medications

    An autopsy report on Arizona offensive lineman Zach Hemmila’s body determined the player died because of a toxic mixture of medications. Hemmila died on Aug. 7. Hemmila’s death was ruled accidental and he was set to be a fifth-year senior on the team.

    Dr. Saturday
  • ESPN on Les Miles: Moronic

    Article on the WWL about Miles' demise at LSU: "Miles loves physical, shove-it-down-your-throat offense. He loves fullbacks and tight ends and running...

    michiganstate.forums.rivals.com
  • Cause of Ohio HS Football Player's Death Determined as Game Video Released

    The Ohio high school football player whose death came two days after he suffered a game-related injury died of peritonitis, or inflammation of the abdominal cavity lining, which resulted from a small-bowel laceration caused by blunt impact to his abdomen, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said. Andre Jackson’s autopsy was performed today, as video emerged showing his collision with an opposing team member in a game last week. In the video, Jackson, visible by his No. 48 jersey, can be seen attempting to retrieve the ball before he appears to be unintentionally kicked in his abdomen by a member of the Solon High School football team.

    Good Morning America
  • Teixeira's walk-off grand slam

    Mark Teixeira completes the Yankees' 9th-inning comeback with a clutch grand slam to center field that walks it off for New York - #PapaSlam

    MLB.com
  • Report: Cavaliers giving championship rings to 1,000+ workers

    The Cavaliers will reportedly give David Blatt a championship ring, and Anderson Varejao also has one available. They aren’t the only two unexpected ring recipients. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided

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  • Why Anthony's leadership qualities will be tested early on

    While the New York Knicks boast a new-look team and have to deal with Derrick Rose's rape case, it will be up to Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Hornacek to keep the team focused.

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  • This guy tried to propose at the Yankees game but he dropped the ring

    Which is why everyone watching Tuesday night’s New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox had to feel for 29-year-old Andrew Fox, who dropped to his knee during to the game, planning to propose to his girlfriend Heather Terwilliger, also 29. Fox opened up the ring box — and he totally dropped the ring. Here’s the good news: After a search of about five minutes, aided by fans nearby, the ring was found.

    Big League Stew
  • Tim Tebow homers in first professional at-bat

    New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow's baseball career has barely even begun and he's already a legend. The former quarterback turned outfielder hit a home run on the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player.

    Amber Matsumoto
  • Power Rankings: Should Truex or Harvick occupy the top spot?

    Kevin Harvick didn’t run out of gas this year at New Hampshire (Getty). Welcome to Power Rankings. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. Direct

    From The Marbles
  • OSU's T. Boone Pickens says OU president David Boren should retire

    Founder & Chairman, BP Capital Management T. Boone Pickens speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit. Oklahoma State donor T. Boone Pickens, whose name is on the Cowboys’ stadium, has started the Bedlam rivalry a little early this year with some choice words for Oklahoma president David Boren. Pickens told the Austin American-Statesman’s podcast, “On Second Thought” that “maybe it’s time for David to retire” after a report surfaced that Boren had changed his mind about Big 12 expansion.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Team Jack wins NASCAR's $100,000 humanitarian award

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The NASCAR Foundation has awarded the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award to the founder of an organization dedicated to funding pediatric brain cancer research. Team Jack Foundation was presented with the $100,000 award during The NASCAR

    The Associated Press
  • Top fantasy football pickups for Week 4

    Yahoo Sports' Brandon Funston names three players that owners should consider for this week's action.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Islanders agree to terms with Dennis Seidenberg

    Word surfaced on Wednesday morning that the New York Islanders were expected to sign veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to TSN’s Darren Dreger earlier in the day the value is reported to be $1 million. Seidenberg is currently playing a significant role for Team Europe, a surprise finalist against the heavily favored Canadians.

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  • Devils bolster defense, ink Quincey to one-year, $1.25M deal

    New Jersey needed some blueline depth after this summer’s blockbuster Adam Larsson-for-Taylor Hall trade and now, they’ve addressed it. On Wednesday, GM Ray Shero announced the club signed veteran defenseman Kyle Quincey to a one-year, $1.25 million deal. Quincey, 31, spent the last four seasons in Detroit, emerging as a regular fixture on defense — but ’15-16 was hardly a positive campaign.

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  • Tony Stewart ready to shed responsibility of being voice of Sprint Cup garage

    But who? The man described by competitors as the sheriff of the garage is not sure. “I can sit here,’’ Stewart says, grabbing his phone in a conference room with reporters on the eighth floor of the NASCAR Plaza, “and I can pull up stuff on this phone that would make you cringe about the sport that drivers talk about. “There’s 39 of these guys that 99 out of 100 times won’t say a thing about it to you guys or to NASCAR or anybody else. I’m the one guy that most of the time will go, ‘Man this is a bad thing to talk about, I shouldn’t talk about it,’ but I’ll get pissed off enough about it to talk about it because I believe it’s worth talking about. “When you’re not getting (NASCAR’s) attention

    NASCAR Talk
  • Cena just cut a promo on Dean Ambrose so vicious it scared his girlfriend

    If you’re like me, you get almost giddily excited as you race to launch your WWE Network app every week at 10PM Eastern. If you haven’t been converted to the glory of Talking Smack, I’m not sure what’s it’s gonna take to convince you. Maybe it’ll be when John Cena responded to Dean Ambrose’s attack on him from last week with a promo so pointed it seemed to shake the Lunatic Fringe’s lady, Renee Young? After publicly declaring his goal of winning a 16th WWE/World championship, and saying he’s grateful he got drafted to SmackDown because he knows it would never happen on the Authority-controlled Raw, Big Match John got around to Ambrose calling him out for not changing in the locker room and labeling him a “lazy part-timer” after he handed Cena his first clean, non-PPV loss on television in 13 years on Sept. 20.

    Cageside Seats
  • Report: Panarin wants six-year deal from ‘Hawks, at least $6M per season

    Artemi Panarin is looking to cash in on his Calder-winning campaign. Chicago’s prized Russian sniper and the reigning rookie of the year, Panarin is reportedly seeking a six-year contract extension “worth more than $6 million per season,” per the Chicago Tribune. Nobody’s arguing that Panarin isn’t worth the money — he’s 24, and coming off a 30-goal, 77-point campaign — but people are wondering how the ‘Hawks can afford him.

    NBC Sports