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&OTTAWA, CANADA - MAY 5: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators bends down to retrieve his tooth after the got a high stick in the face after scoring a second period goal against the Montreal Canadiens as team mates Colin Greening #14, Chris Neil #25, Sergei Gonchar #55 and Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Place, on May 5, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

MAY 5: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators bends down to retrieve his tooth after the got a high stick in the face after scoring a second period goal against the Montreal Canadiens as team mates Colin Greening #14, Chris Neil #25, Sergei Gonchar #55 and Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Place, on May 5, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gentleman Bryce Harper assists Katie Ledecky with Olympic medals

    Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky proved she’s more than a one-sport star on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one silver at the Rio Olympics, fired a perfect strike for the ceremonial first pitch before Washington’s game against the rival Baltimore Orioles. Removes all her medals 1st and hands them 1 at a time to Bryce Harper.

    Big League Stew
  • Lane Johnson says he'll sue supplement company over suspension

    Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson first complained about the NFLPA’s lack of supplement testing after his positive test triggered a 10-game suspension. Now he says he’ll sue the supplement company that he says sold him the amino acids that led to the positive test. Johnson had $25 million in guaranteed money remaining on his deal, but the positive test meant none of that money is guaranteed anymore due to a clause in his contract.

    Shutdown Corner
  • With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

    Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season. Bosa has missed all of training camp as his agents and the team wrangle over how much of his $17 million signing bonus he'll get up front, as well as offset language in the case he gets cut. The Chargers were counting on the former Ohio State star to help bolster their pass rush and bring some excitement to a season that could be pivotal to their future in San Diego.

    The Associated Press
  • The Lakers and the NBA are taking another chance on Yi Jianlian

    After a few frustrating free agent chase-downs with Kobe Bryant around, and a 2016 offseason without Bryant on board, the Los Angeles Lakers have mostly committed to the idea of a full-on rebuilding project. New, “rookie” head coach Luke Walton is the team’s biggest free agent signing, there won’t be any agent-favoring vet acquisitions like Carlos Boozer and Roy Hibbert to help fill out the roster, and the team seems fully bent on working with the young prospects it has alongside the 2017 NBA draft pick it will hopefully get to keep next spring. Stuck somewhere in the middle of the favors for representatives, the raw prospects to suss out, and the vets to fill out the roster is the curious case of Yi Jianlian.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Segedin's solo home run

    Rob Segedin clubs a solo home run over the wall in left field, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning

    MLB.com
  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

    Cagewriter
  • Suspended early-enrollee tweets he's leaving Michigan

    Wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell says he’s transferring from Michigan and re-opening his recruitment. Mitchell, an early-enrollee at UM, is currently suspended by the Wolverines. Mitchell was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016, according to Rivals.

    Dr. Saturday
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more (UPDATED)

    The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run.

    Taylor Cocke
  • NASCAR announces warnings to Xfinity teams

    In the span of less than a week, the long-term sponsor outlook of JR Motorsports dramatically has shifted from potentially bleak to firmly bright. On the heels of NASCAR phenom William Byron being added to the Xfinity Series team for the 2017 season (as part of a multiyear deal with Hendrick Motorsports), JRM announced Wednesday that sponsor OneMain has reversed course and decided to remain on Elliott Sadler’s No. 1 Chevrolet. “When we found out this was going to happen, my wife and I just cried that whole morning tears of joy knowing there’s so much stability,” Sadler, 41, told NBC Sports. OneMain, which initially had informed JRM nearly two months ago of its plan to leave NASCAR, will sponsor Sadler for 20 races in each of the next two seasons, JRM general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Andrew Miller induces worst swing of the season with nasty slider

    With that said, we just can’t think of another way to describe this beautiful slider from Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller. Allow us to set the scene: With the Indians up by one run in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics, the club turned to Miller to close things out. It was pretty evident Miller had his good stuff during the outing, striking out the first two hitters he faced on just seven pitches.

    Big League Stew
  • Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

    Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date. "I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger," Underwood said Tuesday. Underwood, 24, is a second-year tight end trying to land a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster.

    Associated Press
  • Demaryius Thomas has ultimate comeback for Josh Norman's talk

    Josh Norman plans to say whatever he wants this season, but the NFL receivers he talks about aren’t going to quietly take his trash talk. Norman said a lot of things in an ESPN the Magazine piece this week, and he talked about how he shut down Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl 50. “I don’t know what he was out there for,” Norman told ESPN.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Jamal Crawford reportedly faced death threats over losses while gambling with Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan helped propel Jamal Crawford‘s NBA career – one that has already lasted 16 seasons and resulted in more than $120 million in earnings and three Sixth Man of the Year awards. Jordan also fostered an environment where Crawford could’ve derailed it. Crawford was drafted for the Bulls in 2000, when Jordan was contemplating a comeback he’d eventually make with the Wizards. In preparation, Jordan frequently invited Crawford to play pickup basketball with him. Mike Wise of The Undefeated: In between Crawford’s first and second year in the league, after the pickup games at Hoops the Gym, many of Jordan’s friends and associates would go next door to his contemporary American restaurant,

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Wade Davis? Greg Holland? Who needs ’em?

    The story of the two-time defending AL champion and current defending World Series champ Kansas City Royals cannot be told without talking at length about their bullpen. In 2014, Wade Davis, Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera formed a shutdown brigade that not only made it next to impossible for the opposition to mount late rallies, but managed something which seemed utterly impossible before 2014: they turned Ned Yost into a tactical genius. Indeed, the only time Yost got criticism at all that fall was when he messed with the autopilot formula that had that three-headed monster handling the 7th, 8th and 9th innings. Much the same happened in 2015, of course, despite Holland’s sharp decline and

    HardballTalk
  • Manchester United Transfer News: Bastian Schweinsteiger Addresses Exit Rumours

    Speculation has swirled since the appointment of Jose Mourinho by the Red Devils about the future of the German, and he posted the following message on social media addressing his situation: More to follow.  

    Bleacher Report
  • Fantasy football 2016 mock draft, Rounds 1-3: Lamar Miller cracks the top-five

    Lamar Miller, first round fantasy asset. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) National Draft Day is almost upon us, everyone. Time to get seriously serious about your prep. Beginning today, the Yahoo Sports fantasy crew is going to mock draft

    Roto Arcade
  • These 5 fantasy football sleepers will help you win your league

    It’s fantasy football draft season, and For the Win is here to help you out. Here are five players we think are being under-valued heading into the 2016 season… 1. Michael Thomas, WR Saints Drew Brees and Sean Payton have been effusive in their praise of the rookie wideout during camp. Thomas has already flashed big-play ability during the preseason, and Payton has all but assured fantasy owners they can expect more of the same during the regular season: “I’ve got high expectations from him,” Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “Listen, I think he’s going to contribute early. And I don’t follow fantasy football, but, shoot, I’d try to have him. I think he’s going to do well.” Brees lost

    For The Win
  • David Ortiz Skeptical Of Ted Williams’ ‘Unhuman’ Red Seat Home Run

    Have you ever looked at the red seat located in the right field bleachers at Fenway Park and thought, “How the heck could someone hit a baseball that far?” If so, you’re not alone. The red seat — in Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21 — is stationed 502 feet from home plate and marks the longest home run in Fenway history, struck by Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams on June 9, 1946. The problem is the feat seems so unbelievable that some, including Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, can’t help but question the story’s validity. “You see how strong ballplayers are today” Ortiz said Monday, according to the Boston Herald. “And I’m not saying Mr. Ted Williams wasn’t. But you see how far guys are hitting balls

    New England Sports Network
  • Tennis’ fun new showcase teases a dream doubles pairing

    Sitting onstage at the St. Regis Hotel on Wednesday were arguably five of the top seven men’s players ever to hit a tennis ball. Too bad only one of those guys, Rafael Nadal, actually will compete in the US Open, which kicks off Monday in Flushing. The other four – Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Roger Federer – will sit it out, three of them long retired and Federer still rehabbing a knee injury. Federer will miss his first Open since 1999. The fabulous five were at a press conference to announce the birth of a new team competition that pits Europe vs. The World — similar to golf’s Ryder Cup. It’s being called the Laver Cup after the legendary Australian lefty, the last man to win the

    New York Post
  • Best of the rest: A look at the free agent point guards available

    The Sacramento Kings are (roughly) two months away from the start of the regular season, and with multiple roster positions in question, the severe lack of competent point guard play on what is shaping up to be their final roster heading into training camp is (hopefully) still at the top of Vlade Divac’s ‘to-do’ list. Selfishly, the point guard issue is making it hard to really dive into any sort of roster analysis, what the rotation is going to look like, what Dave Joerger can do with it, and all of that fun nonsense. Most of the solid free agent point guard options are no longer available, and that is a bummer, because if Divac wanted to go the conventional hole-filling route, he had decent free agent point guard options, but opted to sign the likes of Anthony Tolliver, Arron Afflalo, and Garret Temple.

    Sactown Royalty
  • Wisconsin OL Dan Voltz, a 3-year starter, retires

    Wisconsin took a big hit to its offensive line on Tuesday. Badgers coach Paul Chryst told reporters after practice that fifth-year senior offensive lineman Dan Voltz has decided to retire from football. Voltz was working his way back from a torn ACL.

    Dr. Saturday
  • The teams that should be interested in Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig is a former All-Star. He's young and cheap, and he's melting Triple-A pitching (.396/.448/.698 in 58 plate appearances). There should be teams who want to take a chance on him. There should be teams that are speed-dialing the Dodgers front office. There is also the ... the Puiginess that comes along with him, though. Salary shouldn’t be an issue, considering he’s owed $17.5 million over the next two seasons, which is just a little more than Chris Young got in the open market. It doesn’t matter which one. Puig is underpaid, even by hope-this-works standards. Yet it might be that teams are uniformly scared of the guy. From Nick Cafardo on Sunday: The Dodgers are trying to give away

    SB Nation
  • Fantasy football 2016: The do-not-draft list

    Fantasy football in 2016 is a bit different to previous years. Let’s just make something clear, right off the bat: Every player is worth drafting once enough other players are off the board [takes a moment to contemplate how many rounds a re-draft league would have to have in order to make Christian Hackenberg worth a pick … stops counting … moves on]. With the help of our friends at Fantasy Pros, and the average draft positions they aggregate from several major sites, I have identified several such players and put them on this handy do-not-draft list. If you’ve been following any fantasy football coverage at all, you’ve come across many of the reasons people are so excited about the Ohio State product, so I won’t belabor them here.

    Washington Post
  • White Sox stadium renamed Guaranteed Rate Field

    The Chicago White Sox will get a new stadium name after Guaranteed Rate purchased the rights on Wednesday through 2030. Practically named U.S. Cellular Field will now be called Guaranteed Rate Field. Not the best name in the world, and it could last even longer because the White Sox have an option of extending the deal past 2030.

    Sporting News
  • Son of a Miami legend vying to be backup to quarterback Brad Kaaya

    The Miami walk-on quarterback who wears No. 14 on his orange jersey is not some anonymous teenager taking reps every now and then. Neither is the young man competing with him to back up one of the nation’s top signal-callers. With the Hurricanes’ opener against FAMU a week from Saturday, Vincent Testaverde – the son of 1986 UM Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde – is vying to be the No. 2 man behind standout Brad Kaaya. And so is Malik Rosier – the scholarship quarterback who led UM to the miracle win at Duke last season. “I was of course nervous at first,’’ Testaverde said Tuesday after practice, then added that when he was told late last week he “was going to be competing for the No. 2 spot,

    Miami Herald