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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Mets must take path of least resistance to postseason

    By the way, you can stream Sunday’s game at Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index and video home beginning at 1:10 p.m. Once loaded with arms like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler, New York is currently down to Noah Syndergaard, who’s currently battling strep throat, and Bartolo Colon, who is officially its steadiest and healthiest rotation option. Therein lies the problem for the Mets.

    Big League Stew
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Brad Marchand coy about playing with Sidney Crosby on Penguins

    TORONTO – Brad Marchand might not be “Brad Marchand” anymore. There was a time his name carried an undeniable connotation. He was a pest. He was a injurious sneak. The President of the United States called him a “little ball of hate.” Not so much now,

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  • Manchester United’s Mourinho: Dropped Rooney still “happy. He is my man, I trust him completely”

    Wayne Rooney was the subject of much drama from social media on Saturday after the Manchester United captain was dropped in favor of Juan Mata. Of course, that drama was quickly subdued when United rolled through Leicester City with four first half goals en route to a 4-1 win at Old Trafford. Mata had a goal and an assist, leading to several questions for manager Jose Mourinho after the match. He answered them. That’s not always a given. From the BBC: “Wayne Rooney is a big player for me, United and this country. he is my man, I trust him completely. He is happy.” “We have lost six points in the Premier League. We have four victories which is really important. Today it is about the security and

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  • Smalling heads in a goal

    Chris Smalling gives Man United an early lead against defending champion Leicester with a header.

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  • Michigan State trio raises fists during national anthem

    Protests during Week 4 of the college football season that began Friday night have bled over into Saturday’s action. Prior to the Wiconsin-Michigan State this afternoon, three Spartans — fullback Delton Williams, defensive end Gabe Sherrod, safety Kenney Lyke — raised their fists in protest during the playing of the national anthem. Sherrod, an FCS transfer once committed to Syracuse who instead transferred to MSU, stated earlier in the week that it’s “[t]ime to represent this movement publicly!!” Mlive.com published a photo on its website that shows Sherrod (left, No. 89) and his teammates with their fists in the air in protest. That’s far from the first protest at a college football game, and

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  • 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.

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  • Phil Mickelson 'Experimenting' with Driver to Add Yards for Ryder Cup

    Phil Mickelson has won two Tour Championships in 20-plus years on the PGA Tour. "Not to diminish this tournament," Mickelson said after his second round Friday at East Lake, "but I'd rather win next week. A visit to Hazeltine National, site of next week's Ryder Cup, by members of the U.S. squad was an eye-opener for Mickelson.

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  • 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
  • Tonight’s Xfinity Series race at Kentucky: Start time, weather, TV/radio info and more

    The inaugural Xfinity Series Chase begins tonight at Kentucky Speedway with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. It’s the second visit to the track in Sparta, Kentucky, this year. Ryan Blaney is the defending winner. Here’s all the important info for tonight’s race. (All times are Eastern) START: Diana Green, executive vice president of membership programs & services for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will give the command to start engines at 8:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile track. PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Xfinity garage opens at 11 a.m. The driver/crew chief meeting is at 6:15 p.m. Driver introductions

    NASCAR Talk
  • Troy Williams leads Utah to thrilling comeback win over USC

    Utah quarterback Troy Williams, left, combined for three touchdowns in a win over USC. Sam Darnold’s first start was spoiled by Utah’s Troy Williams. On the night Darnold impressed in his first career start for USC, Williams engineered two lengthy fourth quarter touchdown drives to lead the 24th-ranked Utes to a dramatic come-from-behind 31-27 over the Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

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  • Doc Rivers calls anthem protests “the most patriotic thing we can do”

    With the NBA season around the corner, there are a lot of eyes on how teams and players will handle the national anthem protests that have become prominent in the NFL. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wholeheartedly supports the notion of his players participating, and hopes the whole team can figure out a statement to make together. If anyone wants to deny that, they just need to study the history of our country,” he told the Southern California News Group on Friday.

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  • WATCH LIVE: London powers collide as Arsenal hosts Chelsea (Lineups, Stream)

    Sound the trumpets. This is a big one. Antonio Conte leads Chelsea across London for a match against Arsene Wenger and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to complete a Saturday full of fun in the Premier League (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) Cesc Fabregas will start after scoring a pair in Chelsea’s 4-2 extra time win over Leicester City at midweek in the EFL Cup, while Arsenal keeps Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez, and Granit Xhaka on the bench. LINEUPS Arsenal: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Cazorla, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Alexis. Subs: Ospina, Holding, Gibbs, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas, Giroud. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz,

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  • Vacc's 3 Keys: Giants clash with defending division champs

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Three weeks into the season, the New York Giants have a golden chance to bury the defending NFC East champions. Right? "I wouldn't say that," Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. "It's a divisional opponent and these wins are huge. But what people aren't really saying, they are the defending champs. They are the NFC East champs. We have to dethrone them. We have to go through them because they have that title." Maybe that's true, but the Redskins are 0-2 and the Giants are 2-0, and a Giants win on Sunday afternoon could put Washington in such a deep hole from which it might never be able to recover. As early as it is,

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  • 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.

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  • 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,”

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  • Lucic aims to give the Oilers ‘an identity’

    Some will roll their eyes, and maybe even note that John Tortorella was saying the same sort of stuff. But Milan Lucic is earnest in his desire to change the culture of Edmonton Oilers. “This is a team that hasn’t really had an identity over the last couple of years and I think that’s the first thing we need to establish,” Lucic said yesterday, per the Edmonton Journal. “You have the right coach, you have the right GM and you have the right superstar to lead the way. It’s just about everyone having the right attitude and mindset in order for that all to come together.” Lucic signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Oilers on July 1. The 28-year-old was brought in by his old general

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  • La Liga & Serie A: Real Madrid falter; Barcelona score 5 (again) without Messi

    A roundup of Saturday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights… Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid Real Madrid remain top of La Liga, but their lead was reduce from three points to one on Saturday. Up 2-1 heading into the games final 20 minutes, Zinedine Zidane elected to pull Cristiano Ronaldo off the field in the 72nd minute — much to the Portuguese’s displeasure. Zidane then watched as his side conceded an 85th-minute equalizer and ultimately settled for a draw. Marco Asensio put Los Blancos ahead in the 33rd minute, but Las Palmas answered through Tana in the 38th minute, making it 1-1 at halftime. Karim Benzema scored what looked to be the winner in the 67th minute, but Sergio Araujo pegged the

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  • Nats clinch third NL East title in five years

    PITTSBURGH -- The Washington Nationals clinched their third National League East title in five years, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Saturday night behind 5 1/3 scoreless innings from rookie reliever Reynaldo Lopez. Stephen Drew's two-run single capped a three-run first inning for the Nationals, who return to the postseason after a one-year absence. Their win ensured a playoff berth, and they won the division about 20 minutes later when the second-place New York Mets lost to Philadelphia. Read more at SNY.tv. . . .

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  • WATCH: Woman blocks football with her face at LSU-Auburn game

    They say that a picture is worth a 1,000 words.  This vine, then, is worth 1,000 times a picture.  Or a million. I. Can’t. Stop. Laughing. Must.  Stop.  Watching. Can’t. And, for those like myself concerned about the women’s well-being, she took to Twitter on a couple of occasions to confirm that, yes, she is indeed alright. One more thing, for those who question my laughing at another’s misfortune: I laugh, and will continue to laugh way too much and way too hard at the video below every single time I see it. The cute little girl doing the face plant? My then-six-year-old daughter.

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  • Jets respond to Jacob Trouba’s trade request

    Word surfaced on Saturday night that Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the team so that he can, in his view, reach his full potential as a player. It did not take long for the Jets to issue a statement responding to the request. In a statement released by the team, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said that in his view Trouba “still represents an important part of the long-term future” of the club and that they working diligently to resolve the matter.

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