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  • Hornets co-owner rips NBA, pols for All-Star exit in wild email

    The NBA on Thursday followed through on multiple previous threats by announcing it was pulling the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte in opposition to House Bill 2, a law passed in March by North Carolina legislators and signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that reversed a Charlotte city ordinance expanding rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Charlotte Hornets, who were in line to play host to next winter’s midseason event, and Michael Jordan, the franchise’s chairman and majority owner who had previously made it clear that the organization is “opposed to discrimination in any form,” issued a statement saying that they “understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season,” and “are disappointed we were unable to” keep the game in town.

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  • USWNT cruises past Costa Rica in final pre-Olympic warm up

    The U.S. Women’s National Team wasn’t really lacking confidence heading into Friday night’s clash with Costa Rica, but the squad’s utter dominance certainly didn’t hurt things as Jill Ellis’ group gets ready to head to Brazil for next month’s Olympic Games. The USWNT captured a 4-0 win against Costa Rica in the side’s final send-off match before the Olympics, extending the no. 1 ranked team in the world’s unbeaten streak to 15 matches. It only took a quarter of an hour the USWNT to find the lead, but it always looked like it was coming for Jill Ellis’ group. Meghan Klingenburg made a great run deep into the Costa Rica area, and played a perfect square pass across the face of goal for Crystal

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Saturday schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Sprint Cup teams will qualify today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their only appearance on track. Xfinity teams qualify and race. Here’s today’s schedule: (All times are Eastern) 7 a.m. – Xfinity garage opens 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 11:40 a.m. – Xfinity Series qualifying; single car/two rounds (NBCSN) 1:20 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting 1:45 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying; multi-car/three rounds (NBCSN, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network) 3 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions 3:30 p.m. – Heat race No. 1; 20 laps/50 miles (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, IMS Radio Network) 4:25 p.m. – Heat race No. 2;

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  • National writer: Let authorities shed more light on Ezekiel Elliott situation before you lump him in with NFL's abuse problem

    Sporting News' Zac Al-Khateeb notes in a recent article that Elliott should not automatically be lumped in with the likes of Ray Rice, former Cowboy Greg Hardy, and Johnny Manziel as part of a league suffering their own issues with domestic violence saying that 'the failures of those organizations and players are their own, not Elliott's. And at this point, he has only been accused -- not charged, tried or convicted.' Elliott has not been arrested or charged of any crime due to conflicting witness statements, and his father has come out to defend his son saying, "Ezekiel has done nothing wrong." Given recent displays of Elliott's character - such as donating the proceeds for custom cleats he

    SportsDay
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  • Which NHL goal scorers were luckiest this season? (Trending Topics)

    A shot from Alex Ovechkin from x location in a high-danger area has a greater chance of going in than one from Zac Rinaldo or even Lee Stempniak. With this in mind, we can reasonably extrapolate that guys like Patrick Kane, who led the league in points and finished second in goals only behind Ovechkin are generally going to appear to be more “lucky” than the average NHLer when their stats are viewed without context. What that basically means is that Kane had a shooting percentage of 16 percent in all situations last year, nearly doubling the NHL average of 8.5 percent.

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  • Report: Mavericks up final deal with Dirk Nowitzki to two-years, $50 million

    After a few years of Dirk Nowitzki giving Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks major financial concessions to help pay for a better team, the Mavericks are paying him back. Dallas is signing Nowitzki to a larger-than-expected two-year, $50 million contract, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The Dallas Mavericks and face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki have finalized their expected new deal with another bump in pay that sets the star forward up to earn $50 million over the next two seasons and play until age 40, league sources told ESPN. Sources said Friday that the Mavericks have tacked an additional $10 million onto the original two-year, $40 million contract that the sides, as ESPN first reported, agreed to earlier this month.

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  • Bruce quits Hull City three weeks before Premier League season

    Steve Bruce brought Hull City right back to the Premier League after overseeing their relegation campaign, but won’t taste the PL again in tiger stripes. His uncertainty of Hull’s future extends back to the last season as new ownership is explored at the KC Stadium, and now reports say he’s stepped down as Tigers manager. The club has yet to confirm the news. With Sam Allardyce taking over the role of England boss, you have to think Bruce’s resignation is going to be linked in multiple ways: Bruce would be the favorite to slide back into the Sunderland seat. Bruce could move into the No. 2 chair for England under Allardyce. That all assumes the Allardyce Era begins for the Three Lions, but the

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  • VIDEO: Joel Embiid Looks Healthy, Ready to Dunk on Fools

    A reliance on grainy bursts of practice footage has turned Joel Embiid into half-hooper, half-Bigfoot for Sixers fans. Until he plays his first game in a Sixers uniform, short clips will have to do. It helps when they look like this: That's NBA skills coach Drew Hanlen working with Embiid, and I don't know if I can put together a string of words to properly summarize what's taking place. The dunk is a display of the brute force Embiid can throw at opponents, but the finesse showed on the up-and-under finish is exquisite. When he has an opportunity to show off his talent, you can see why Sam Hinkie gambled on his ability to stay healthy. Embiid's Philadelphia debut can't come soon enough. JOJO

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  • Kreider is part of the best thing going for the Rangers

    Much like the Montreal Canadiens with Carey Price, it’s true that, to some extent, the New York Rangers still go as far as Henrik Lundqvist can take them. Still, this summer and Chris Kreider‘s new deal reminds us of one of the best things going for the Rangers: their young group of forwards. As you can see here, Rick Nash and Tanner Glass are the only forwards above age 30 (both at 32). New York got younger in its recent, splashy trade; Mika Zibanejad generates comparable production to Derick Brassard and is five years younger. That move seems nice now (getting the better pick is quite the cherry on top), but it could look even better down the line. The Rangers still eye a possible salary arbitration

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  • Why does Texas support Houston in the Big 12? Ranking 4 conspiracy theories

    Thursday, Texas leadership did a grandiose gesture that left everyone confused. The conventional wisdom has long been that Texas schools would not want to add Houston to the Big 12, as that would give yet another in-state recruiting rival Power 5 status. Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston.

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  • How sparring with Manny Pacquiao gave Viktor Postol newfound confidence

    Can Viktor Postol overcome the odds against Terence Crawford on Saturday? LAS VEGAS – Viktor Postol’s introduction to Freddie Roach wasn’t quite as random as Manny Pacquiao’s, but Postol is hopeful that aligning with the seven-time Trainer of the Year can have a fraction of the positive impact upon him that it had on the Filipino superstar. Roach turned Pacquiao from a good but unknown fighter with plenty of flaws into a world champion in a record eight weight divisions.

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  • The time is right - England boss Allardyce

    England manager Sam Allardyce believes the job has come at the right time for him and wants to pass on his experiences to the rest of the squad.

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  • NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott

    The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A police report says Elliott denied allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend early Friday in Columbus, Ohio, causing bruises and abrasions. Three witnesses told police they didn't see Elliott assault the 20-year-old woman.

    The Associated Press
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  • 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.

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  • 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

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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

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  • Matt Adams ends 16-inning marathon with homer, ferocious bat flip

    As soon as Matt Adams connected, the remaining fans at Busch Stadium erupted. The St. Louis Cardinals slugger blasted a majestic walkoff home run in the 16th inning on Friday to give St. Louis a much-needed 4-3 victory over the wild card-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Adams’ big fly came against Bud Norris, a starting pitcher who was needed in emergency extra-inning duty, and it traveled an estimated 444 feet.

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  • There is a report about Islanders eyeing a new arena in Nassau, too

    The New York Islanders’ new owners claim that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is “our home,” yet there are all kinds of rumors going around about where they may settle. Things really heated up with talks of moving next to the New York Mets with a new arena in Queens, but apparently that’s not all. New York Newsday reports that the Islanders have met “several times” with the New York Racing Association to build a new arena in Belmont. This would mean that the Islanders would (wait for it) bring the team back to the Nassau area. It was emphasized that such talks were in early stages and that the ownership group is “weighing multiple options, including remaining in Brooklyn.” When it came to the rumors

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  • 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.

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  • Derrick Rose on Knicks: “They’re saying us and Golden State are the super teams”

    Derrick Rose has never lacked confidence. At times it’s an irrational confidence — which is why New Yorkers will relate to him. You’re going to need that belief in yourself to be a little guard (officially 6’3″) weaving your way through the trees of the NBA in the paint to become an MVP. You’re going to need that to bounce back from multiple knee injuries and still be an impactful NBA player. Optimism about yourself and the future can lead to great things. Then there’s the other edge of the sword. The Knicks had an interesting off-season adding Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings and coach Jeff Hornacek to Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Lang Whitaker of NBA.com asked Rose

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  • Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at age 67

    Dennis Green, who led the Minnesota Vikings to 97 wins in his 10 seasons as their head coach, died of cardiac arrest at age 67. The news of Green’s death was reported by multiple outlets including NFL.com. Green coached 13 NFL seasons, from 1992-2001

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