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Wizards rally for 103-100 win over Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, right, puts up a shot as Washington Wizards center Jason Collins defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
  • 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
  • Conor McGregor has finally made it to New York (along with the UFC)

    This was why the UFC owners – and former owners – fought for more than a decade to legalize mixed martial arts in New York. An overflow crowd jammed into the Theater in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the kickoff news conference for UFC 205, which will be held in The Garden on Nov. 12. It will be the first UFC event in New York since the state lifted the nearly 20-year-old ban on MMA in the state and the first since UFC 7 was held in Buffalo on Sept. 8, 1995.

    Kevin Iole
  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Family, friends of Marlins' Fernandez to attend funeral Mass

    A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday. Fernandez and two friends were killed in a boat crash off South Beach early Sunday. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, manager Don Mattingly, hitting coach Barry Bonds and the players including Marcel Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton wore white T-shirts emblazoned with Fernandez's image and the letters ''RIP'' as they slowly walked the hearse away from Marlins Park in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood on Wednesday.

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • In the end, 'Big Sam' was exactly that

    If the English Football Association thought that the humiliating Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland was the nadir, how wrong they were.  It wasn't supposed to be like this, of course.'Big Sam' was the FA's "unanimous choice" back in July, following Roy

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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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  • Tuscaloosa realtor uses Les Miles' firing for ingenious billboard

    Les Miles may be moving from Baton Rouge after his firing (Getty). A realtor in Tuscaloosa, the home of the University of Alabama, is already having fun with LSU’s firing of Les Miles. Take a look at this billboard that’s already posted two days after Miles was removed as the Tigers’ head coach.

    Dr. Saturday
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Week 4 quarterback rankings: Cam Newton ready to shine

    Cam Newton has faced some tough defenses early in the season, but could be in for a big game against the Atlanta Falcons. Make sure you have the advice you need to set a winning fantasy lineup by studying all the position rankings. [Week 4 rankings:

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  • Christian Pulisic assist helps Borussia Dortmund draw 2-2 with Real Madrid

    It’s only natural to think this Christian Pulisic hype train will stop steamrolling toward something American men’s soccer fans have never seen before. After all, he is only now cementing his place in one of the world’s top clubs at Borussia Dortmund and just celebrated his 18th birthday by going to a Justin Bieber concert. The latest highlight came Tuesday when Pulisic came off the bench to single-handedly manufacture a late tying goal in Dortmund’s 2-2 draw with defending champion Real Madrid at Signal Iduna Park.

    FC Yahoo
  • 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

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  • 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.

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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

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