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  • Rosberg called before stewards over Hungary pole lap

    Nico Rosberg has been called to see the FIA race stewards over his pole position lap during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. Rosberg’s final Q3 lap saw him edge out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for pole position by 0.143 seconds, but was partially completed under double-waved yellow flags shown following a spin for Fernando Alonso. Rosberg was adamant after the session that he lifted enough, and the stewards did not initially investigate it. However, over three-and-a-half hours after qualifying was completed, Rosberg has now been called in over a possible failure to slow for yellow flags during his Q3 lap. Rosberg will meet with the stewards at 19:45 local time in Hungary

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Josh Norman steers clear of trash talk war with Odell Beckham

    Josh Norman showed remarkable restraint. You’d figure that after New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham told GQ that Norman was only relevant because of him, Norman would to respond in kind. Norman is not afraid of mixing it up.

    Shutdown Corner
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  • Have we seen the last of Aroldis Chapman in Yankees pinstripes?

    Aroldis Chapman’s time in The Bronx could soon be coming to an end. While a FOX Sports report said the Yankees were “close to trading” the left-handed closer, a source said nothing was imminent Saturday night following a 2-1, 12-inning loss to the Giants at the Stadium. Still, it appears only a matter of time before the Yankees indeed move Chapman, but that is not necessarily a sign they are going into fire-sale mode. There’s no indication Andrew Miller or Carlos Beltran are on the way anywhere, at least for the time being. With the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, the Yankees had been counting on making a run during their current homestand that ends Sunday. Instead, they will go

    New York Post
  • Jeff Gordon and Junior fans react at Indianapolis

    Several Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans offer their reaction to Jeff Gordon substituting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR.com
  • Mike Piazza reflects on memorable post-9/11 home run

    Piazza on his 9/11 HR: "The fact that people remember that is very touching. Not only was that a defining moment in Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame career, it was a defining moment for a city and a country that was doing its best to collectively heal. Mike Piazza connects for a memorable home run on Sept. 21, 2001.

    Big League Stew
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  • MLS Snapshot: Portland Timbers 1-2 LA Galaxy (video)

    The game in 100 words (or less): The LA Galaxy are firing on all cylinders these days, having extended their winning streak to four games (six games unbeaten) with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Saturday. The win sees Bruce Arena’s side move to within two and five points of the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield-leading Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas, respectively (the two sides face one another later on Saturday), while the Timbers miss out on their chance to jump two places, up to fourth, in the West. Back to Saturday’s game, Robbie Keane bagged the 80th goal of his time in MLS (to go with 44 assists, bringing the Irishman’s impressive

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Lou Lamoriello and Maple Leafs: 5 things we’ve learned after a year

    Except this time, as I write about Lou Lamoriello, there’s considerably less shock, awe, Eastern Conference plate tectonics and bafflement. Growing up as a New Jersey Devils fan, imagining that Lamoriello would leave the general manager’s chair wasn’t too outrageous.

    Puck Daddy
  • Why was Kevin Harvick so angry after New Hampshire? It wasn’t because of his pit crew . . .

    Kevin Harvick was seething at his team after Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where his No. 4 Chevrolet lost 14 positions on pit stops. “Nothing said after the race had anything to do with the weekend or anything on our pit stops,” Harvick told NBC Sports in a Thursday interview. Crew chief Rodney Childers said Harvick’s frustration after New Hampshire stemmed for a disastrous test for Harvick’s car last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Because of an assembly problem at the Stewart-Haas Racing shop, a faulty wire in the fuel cell caused the car’s electronics to go haywire when the crew attempted to start it at Indy, and the team lost three precious hours while painstakingly troubleshooting the problem.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Burt Opens Up Finally About Sally Relationship.

    Noozley
  • New York Giants' Damon Harrison: 3-4 to 4-3 transition has been 'seamless'

    When the New York Giants signed defensive tackle Damon Harrison early on in free agency, they knew exactly what they were getting. Harrison had established himself as one of the elite run-stuffing interior linemen in the NFL, which is exactly what they were looking to add alongside fellow defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. But in addition to switching his locker-room and jersey color, Harrison is also facing a change in defensive systems and philosophies. With the New York Jets, Harrison found a comfort level in the 3-4, but will now have to switch to the 4-3 under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. No problem, says Harrison. Thus far, the transition has been “seamless.” “The more and more

    Giants Wire
  • Rosberg confident he lifted enough during Hungary pole lap

    Nico Rosberg is confident that he slowed down enough to respect the yellow flags during his pole position lap for the Hungarian Grand Prix in qualifying on Saturday. Rosberg edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to score pole at the Hungaroring by 0.143 seconds, his final lap being completed partly under yellow flags following a spin for Fernando Alonso. Drivers are required to slow under yellows, with those who first came across Alonso’s car being forced to abandon their final flying laps altogether as a result. Alonso had cleared his car by the time Rosberg came to Turn 5, although yellow flags were still being shown, leading to questions about the validity of the German’s time. “For sure

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Report: Las Vegas NHL team asked permission to speak with Capitals assistant GM

    It’s been 10 days since George McPhee was officially announced as general manager of the expansion Las Vegas franchise. Based on a report Friday, it appears he’s looking to possibly add a familiar face from the Washington Capitals to his staff. Building a front office beyond his position is among the top priorities on his list of things to get done, as that franchise prepares for key dates like next year’s expansion draft. There is a long history between McPhee and Mahoney from their days with Washington. Ross Mahoney was hired by McPhee to be the director of amateur scouting for the Caps which he did for 16 seasons before becoming assistant general manager. If you thought the team drafted well

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Gwen Stuns Fans on 'The Voice'

    Gwen Stuns Fans on 'The Voice'

    The crowd and fans of ‘The Voice’ were stunned by Gwen Stefani’s performance.

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  • Randle reportedly narrows list of potential teams to Knicks, two others

    Free agent guard Chasson Randle has narrowed his search to a list of three teams, which includes the Knicks, his agent told the New York Post.  Randle, who played with the Knicks in the Summer League, averaged 18.3 points and five assists per game.  "We're in discussions with the Knicks, and he's narrowed it down to two other teams,'' agent Kevin Bradbury told Marc Berman of the New York Post. "For a young guy, it's all about situations. He's trying to figure out what's the best fit and how he'd work with the Knicks." In four years at Stanford, Randle averaged 16.5 points per game and shot 42.8 percent from the field. He became the school's all-time leading scorer during his final season.  Keith

    SNY
  • California Chrome wins the San Diego Handicap on a day of tragedy

    It was a day designed to celebrate the greatness of California Chrome, the most popular horse in the world. But amid the euphoria of his stirring stretch duel with Dortmund was the underlying sadness of a sport whose harsh realities have been on display since the opening of the Del Mar meeting a week ago Friday. Chrome delighted the crowd with his half-length victory in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap on  Saturday. It was the first race for the 5-year-old Cal-bred since winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup, which made him the all-time winningest horse in North America. Dortmund gave Chrome everything he could handle over the 1 1/16-mile race, but in the end, when Chrome need a couple late

    Los Angeles Times
  • An American track star who isn't going to Rio sets world record in London

    The American record holder in the women’s 100 hurdles finished sixth in the U.S. Olympic trials earlier this month in Eugene, Ore. Disappointed but still determined, she turned her attention to a new goal — breaking the event’s 28-year-old world record. At the Prefontaine Classic in May, Harrison came close to tying Yordana Donkova’s world mark of 12.21 with a time of 12.24. On Friday, Donkova’s 1988 world record finally fell as the 23-year-old Harrison clocked a blistering 12.20 at the London Muller Anniversary Games.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Arsenal’s Wenger: “We will spend big” on the right players

    While Manchester United and Liverpool have been the clubs grabbing headlines with transfers this summer, Arsene Wenger would like to remind you that: A) There’s plenty of time left in the window. B) Arsenal has a lot of money. C) They did sign Granit Xhaka for big dollars. The Premier League’s longest-tenured manager opened up about the Gunners’ plans to keep looking for the right targets, and said the club is still “very active” and working with a month-and-a-half to go in the window. From Arsenal.com: “We are very active and if we find the right candidates, we will spend the big money. We have already spent big and, until now, nobody has made a bigger transfer than we have in the country. He

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Chris Sale scratched from start after destroying throwback uniforms

    Chris Sale’s future with the White Sox gets a little murkier are he was involved in a clubhouse incident. The relationship between the Chicago White Sox and ace Chris Sale took a bizarre turn on Saturday. The White Sox did not offer any further details, other than to say the incident was under investigation and that Sale had been sent home.

    Big League Stew
  • Kyle Busch fastest in Xfinity qualifying at Indianapolis

    Kyle Busch posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s Xfinity qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s the sixth pole of the season for Busch in the Xfinity Series. He will start on the pole for the first heat. Cars that qualified in odd-numbered positions will compete in the first heat. Cars that qualified in even-numbered positions will compete in the second heat. Both heat races are 20 laps. The main event is 60 laps. Busch is followed in the top five by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and Daniel Suarez

    NASCAR Talk
  • Summer Topknot How-To

    Summer Topknot How-To

    As told by Jade Kendle of Lipstickncurls.

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  • DeMar DeRozan didn’t meet with Lakers because he wanted “legacy of my own in Toronto”

    DeMar DeRozan was going to be one of the Lakers’ free agent targets last summer — an All-Star wing who could come home to Los Angeles and slide right into Kobe Bryant‘s now vacant spot in the rotation.

    NBC Sports
  • Valentina Shevchenko stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago

    A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division. Shevchenko, from Kyrgyzstan, stunned Holly Holm on Saturday night at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing the former UFC champion. Less than two months ago, Shevchenko was at a chicken restaurant in Lima, Peru, when it was raided by armed robbers.

    Associated Press
  • Eberle: ‘We haven’t made the playoffs … and something needed to change’

    The P.K. Subban for Shea Weber trade between the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators continues to make waves. On that same late-June day, however, the Edmonton Oilers shocked the hockey world by sending Taylor Hall, who four times in his young career has hit the 20-goal plateau, to New Jersey for right-shot defenseman Adam Larsson, who isn’t likely to be mistaken for a dynamic offensive blue liner. In trading Hall, the Oilers gave up a dynamic forward, although they certainly had a plethora of skilled forwards, and their need to make upgrades to their blue line, made it necessary to part with a player up front. Hall and Jordan Eberle — now his former Oilers teammate — broke into the league with Edmonton in the same year, back in 2010-11.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • You'll Want To Avoid These 7 Airports

    You'll Want To Avoid These 7 Airports

    These are the absolute 7 worst Airports in the world, and you'll want to avoid them at all costs.

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  • deGrom battered in Mets loss to Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jacob deGrom lasted just 3 2/3 innings and a less-than-dominant Jose Fernandez was still plenty good enough to lead the Marlins past the Mets, 7-2, on Saturday night at Marlins Park. In case you missed it… deGrom (6-5) labored from the start and lasted a season-low 3 2/3 innings while surrendering five runs on 10 hits and a walk. He struck out five and also allowed a moonshot home run off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, who went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. The Mets took a 2-1 lead off Jose Fernandez in the third after falling behind a half inning earlier. deGrom led off with a double and came home later in the inning on Yoenis Cespedes' bloop single to right. James Loney followed with a sacrifice

    SNY
  • Report: Michigan State and Penn State will play at the Palestra

    Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has previously expressed a desire to coach a game at the legendary Palestra in Philadelphia and it appears he’ll get his chance in a Big Ten game this season. According to a report from Brendan F. Quinn of MLive, Penn State will use the Palestra as its home gym for the Jan. 7, 2017 Big Ten game against Michigan State. It is the only time the two teams are scheduled to play during Big Ten season and Penn’s home gym will offer a unique setting for the game. Since the capacity of the Palestra is 8,722, it should make for a fun atmosphere for both programs since this will be a game both fan bases will likely want to attend. With Nittany Lions head coach Pat Chambers

    CollegeBasketballTalk
  • Joking with Justin Timberlake at golf tournament, Stephen Curry throws mouthguard. Again.

    Well played Stephen Curry, well played. He was joking around with Justin Timberlake at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe this weekend (you can watch it on NBC, check your local listings) when Curry poked a little fun at himself by throwing his mouthguard. Last time he did that he got a $25,000 fine. This time he got some laughs.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Top Waterfalls in the United States

    Top Waterfalls in the United States

    The USA has more than its fair share of amazing waterfalls, but these eight are nestled into some of the most pristine landscape in the country.

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  • Scholes: Pogba “nowhere near worth” rumored Man United transfer fee

    If Pogba is the player to bring Man United back into title contention, does the price they pay really matter?

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Red Sox analyst Remy struck by monitor as wind causes havoc

    “The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club,” general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. The White Sox clubhouse was open to reporters for only 20 minutes before it was closed for a team meeting before the game. Manager Robin Ventura did not discuss the incident later in his pregame availability. Right-hander Matt Albers started in Sale’s place and the White Sox planned to use multiple relievers.

    HardballTalk