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  • Gary Sanchez's home run barrage leads to impressive record

    When another New York Yankees game begins, another Gary Sanchez home run is likely right around the corner. The sensational rookie slugger continued his barrage on Saturday afternoon, connecting for his 11th home run in the Yankees 13-5 win against the Orioles. Gary Sanchez is the fastest player in @MLB history to 11 home runs (23 games).

    Big League Stew
  • One of James Harden's teammates promises he'll play defense this season

    Despite making four straight All-Star teams and scoring at an elite level for a team that made the Western Conference Finals just 15 months ago, Harden is known as a player with effort issues and the sort of temperament that might not be suited to leading a contender. Luckily, this upcoming season offers a fresh opportunity for Harden and the Rockets to win over the hearts and minds of basketball fans. Dwight Howard is gone, free agents Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon are around to provide help, and Mike D’Antoni is in as head coach.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Arsenal finally splashing cash with Shkodran Mustafi, Lucas Perez

    German international Shkodran Mustafi will finally provide the center back cover Arsenal has needed for a long while. LONDON, England – “We are working on the deals,” Arsenal Arsene Wenger announced on Friday when specifically asked about the transfers of German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish forward Lucas Perez. Wenger added, “Will we sign anybody before the end of the transfer window?

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  • Jordan releases new Russell Westbrook ad, may include a shot at Kevin Durant

    As a Jordan Brand athlete, Russell Westbrook is under the same Nike umbrella as former teammate Kevin Durant. But his latest Jordan spot, released Friday, has a very pointed tagline: “Some run, some make runways.” Given the circumstances, it’s hard to interpret that as anything other than a reference to Durant signing with the Warriors and Westbrook signing an extension with the Thunder.

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  • Report says rest of NFL 'laughing at' Chargers over Bosa holdout

    Let’s be clear: Both sides are to blame for the Joey Bosa holdout. Bosa hasn’t signed because of offset language and the timing of his signing bonus, and the Chargers turned it into a public battle this week by making details of negotiations public. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman wrote that he talked to unnamed NFL general managers and there was “unanimity” that the Chargers were to blame.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Little League World Series Reaches Final Four

    ABC News' Sara Haines reports the latest on the race for the championship.

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  • Stewards confirm Alonso, Ericsson grid drops for Belgian GP

    Formula 1 race stewards at Spa have confirmed that Fernando Alonso and Marcus Ericsson will join Lewis Hamilton in taking a grid drop for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. Following the conclusion of the summer break, teams are now beginning to get tight on their power unit component allocations for the remainder of the season. Each car is limited to just five of each power unit component for the season, with penalties being awarded for exceeding this limit. After being forced to make unplanned changes earlier in the season, Hamilton took two complete new power units on Friday at Spa, meaning he will almost certainly start the Belgian Grand Prix from the back of the grid with a 30-place drop.

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  • Carlos Ruiz leaves a goodbye note for the Phillies

    And then there was one. One player from the 2008 World Series champs, that is. Ryan Howard likely isn’t going anywhere so he’ll be the last one to turn the lights off, but today Carlo Ruiz bid adieu to the Phillies following his trade to Los Angeles. Lost in all of the emotions the Dodgers are reported to be feeling about A.J. Ellis leaving is the fact that Ruiz was one of the most beloved Phillies players ever, by both his teammates and their fans. Yesterday Roy Halladay penned a heartfelt goodbye to Ruiz, suggesting that he was every bit as essential to his and the Phillies’ success as Ellis has been to Clayton Kershaw (and in pure baseball production, obviously, quite more).

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  • RB Eddie Lacy 'debating' haircut after getting tackled by dreadlocks

    Eddie Lacy is thinking about cutting his hair after San Francisco 49ers linebacker Gerald Hodges pulled him down from behind by the dreadlocks on Friday. The Green Bay Packers running back told the Green Bay Press Gazette after the game that it was painful and that he might cut his hair because of it. "I’m debating after that," Lacy told the newspaper. "I don’t know how many more of those I’d like to experience. We’re in camp. So I’ve got to wait until I get out of camp, and then I’ll assess it.” It happened on Lacy’s longest run of the game -- a 21-yard gain down the right sideline. He might have gone even farther had Hodges not been able to pull him down from behind. In real time, it looked

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  • Rangers pitcher gets arrested for drunk driving, urinates on himself

    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested for DWI after an early Friday morning traffic stop that, according to authorities, was equal parts dangerous and embarrassing. [Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now] Take it away, Dallas

    Big League Stew
  • 76ers, Jazz complete salary-based trade

    The Jazz plan to waive Kendall Marshall. In a deal constructed around salary-cap maneuvering, the Philadelphia 76ers sent guard Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for center Tibor Pleiss, two second-round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed Saturday, league sources told The Vertical.

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  • USADA violation cancels tonight’s UFC bout, opponent responds

    Although the weigh-ins have successfully concluded, this weekend's UFC on FOX 21 card has suddenly become a bout short. The UFC has announced that a middleweight bout between has been removed from the line up after USADA has flagged Adam Hunter for an out-of-competition drug test from August 11. “Because Hunter was scheduled to compete against Ryan Janes this coming Saturday, August 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia, there is insufficient time for a full review before the scheduled bout and therefore the fight has been removed from the fight card,” the UFC statement read. Janes, who already weighed in at 185 lbs, was obviously upset about not being able to make his UFC debut. “F—k that cheat,”

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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Tampa Bay Lightning

    The Lightning may have ended the season short of its second ever playoff berth in the then-26 team league, but the promise for the future was there in a lot of ways. The Bolts had just played their first season in their new arena (then known as Ice Palace, now known as Amalie Arena) with roster talent a solid mix of NHL veterans and up-and-coming young talent, such as #77 Chris Gratton.

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  • Carmelo Anthony went to a corner store in a monogrammed robe with a stack of cash

    (Alex Brandon/AP) Carmelo Anthony is just like all of us — when he has to make a quick run to the corner store, he doesn't feel like getting dressed up. As evidenced by his wife LaLa's Instagram video Thursday night, when lounging around the house,

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  • Kobe Bryant on how teams should see Warriors: “‘OK, lace ’em up. Let’s go.”

    For two decades, Kobe Bryant saw everyone and everything as an obstacle to overcome: The Pacers, Sixers, Nets, Magic, Celtics, Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich, Smush Parker, a torn Achilles. It didn’t matter. Kobe’s work ethic and drive had him rising above it all. His focus hasn’t changed now. Kobe was on the Jim Rome show, and the topic of the new-look Warriors with Kevin Durant came up, along with the “woe is me” attitude of some players (and plenty of owners and GMs). “I would have thought less about myself if I looked at that move and said, ‘That’s unfair,'” he said. “If you’re a real competitor, you look at that and say, ‘OK, lace ’em up. Let’s go. I don’t care how many players you have over

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  • Experts debate Fantasy Football draft strategy

    Draft strategy has changed as the game has become more pass heavy. Fantasy experts Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski handed out free advice during the fifth of six-straight days of Q&As on Facebook Live on the Yahoo Sports page. They kicked things off

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  • Open the files, abused ex-gymnast tells USA Gymnastics

    INDIANAPOLIS — She still can’t utter the word “abuse,” but Kelly Cutright decided this week was time to speak out about the anguish she suffered at the hands of her gymnastics coach. The South Carolina woman’s former coach, William McCabe, began abusing her in 1999, according to court records. That was the year after USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, was warned that McCabe might be a sexual predator. Yet not until she read an Indianapolis Star investigation two weeks ago did Cutright find out that the organization had dismissed those allegations against McCabe as “hearsay” and filed them in a drawer in its headquarters here. Now, as USA Gymnastics prepares to argue in court

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  • Three things to watch when the Jets play the Giants

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Battle of the Backups remains the most intriguing thing about an otherwise quiet Jets camp this summer. With stability almost everywhere when it comes to the starting lineup, there's still nothing but uncertainty on the depth chart behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. And it seems doubtful if there'll be much more clarity after the game against the Giants on Saturday. Fitzpatrick will start, of course, and play most, if not all, of the first half. And that will leave Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and still-unused rookie Christian Hackenberg fighting for scraps. "It's hard to get three quarterbacks in the second half," Jets head coach Todd

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  • Jason Kipnis wants no part of Rougned Odor after hard slide

    No matter how well he plays this season, it will be tough for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor to shake his reputation as the guy who punched Jose Bautista in the face. For all we know, Odor could be the nicest guy in the world. On the field,

    Big League Stew
  • WATCH: The man behind the 'greatest dunk ever' shocked a couple of NBA legends with a jaw-dropping showcase

    Dunk sorceror Jordan Kilganon is back. Kilganon is a 23-year-old professional dunker from Ontario, Canada. He hit the big-time during this year’s NBA All-Star weekend when he dunked in jeans. He got that invite on the back of landing his “Lost and Found” dunk in 2015, which is more commonly known as the greatest dunk ever: Now another video has popped up showing Kilganon perhaps not-so-randomly picked from the audience at NBA House by host and NBA legend Gary Payton. Helping out with proceedings was three-time NBA All Star Glen Rice – and neither could have predicted what happened next:

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  • Sprint Cup starting lineup at Michigan International Speedway

    Joey Logano will attempt to complete the season sweep of Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Just as he did in June, Logano will start on the pole in the Pure Michigan 400. The No. 22 was the only Ford to qualifying in the top five. Kevin Harvick, seeking his second consecutive win, will start fourth. Alex Bowman, driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, starts sixth. The 200-lap race can be seen on NBCSN, beginning with Countdown to Green at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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  • Brandon Pirri makes Rangers’ offense so deep, a trade may be needed

    Want to make your brain hurt a little? Try to narrow down the New York Rangers’ forward group to a mere 12 after the whip-smart signing of Brandon Pirri became official. To start, you have the obvious guys: Rick Nash, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad and Kevin Hayes. Then you add new arrivals in Pirri, Jimmy Vesey, Nathan Gerbe, Michael Grabner and Josh Jooris. The list above includes 12 mostly-viable options and we haven’t even discussed the likes of Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fast and fringe types such as Tanner Glass. Throw in prospects such as Pavel Buchnevich and Marek Hrivik and … well, it sure becomes such a strength that things feel pretty crowded

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  • CYCLING: Vuleta a Espana: Stage 8 highlights

    Sergey Lagutin picked up his first ever Grand Tour stage win, beating Domont and Perrig Quemeneur to the line on stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana

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  • Report: Spurs trying to sign Argentinian Nicolas Laprovittola

    Manu Ginobili is retiring from the Argentinian national team. So, the Spurs are bringing Argentina to him. After signing Patricio Garino, San Antonio is now looking to add Nicolas Laprovittola. Marc Stein of ESPN: Nicolas Laprovittola is a 26-year-old point guard who mostly played behind Facundo Campazzo in the Rio Olympics. I’d be far more excited about Campazzo. There’s a tendency to assume anyone under the radar the Spurs sign is a diamond in the rough, and they’ve certainly earned more benefit of the doubt than other teams. But not every move turns into gold. Even San Antonio might not have especially high hopes for Laprovittola. Garino received a small guarantee befitting someone the Spurs

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  • Watch Bobby Wood score his first Bundesliga goal in his Hamburg debut

    Bobby Wood celebrates Hamburg’s opening goal against Ingolstadt. It’ll still be worthwhile checking on Fabian Johnson at Borussia Moenchengladbach, center back John Brooks at Hertha Berlin, the rebirth of Julian Green at Bayern Munich and injury comebacks of strikers Aron Johannsson at Werder Bremen and Terrence Boyd at newly promoted Leipzig.

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