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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.
  • Why Joey Bosa better hope the Chargers' offer still stands

    On Wednesday, Shutdown Corner’s Frank Schwab did a great job of updating the Joey Bosa situation — namely how the San Diego Chargers made this standoff public and ugly. Oh, sure, these are the Chargers we’re talking about, and calling them a well-run organization might not be able to be done with a straight face. Perhaps the Chargers, coming off a 4-12 nightmare of a season, could have found better ways to get this thing done — especially in an era where the draft-pick holdout has gone the way of the Edsel.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Hope Solo’s ban from USWNT about much more than “coward” comments

    On Wednesday the news broke that U.S. Soccer had banned Hope Solo for six months from the USWNT and had terminated her contract as a member of the national team. In truth, we all saw this coming. The official reason given by Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer, was that Solo’s comments following the USA’s shock defeat on penalty kicks to Sweden in the quarterfinals at Rio 2016 were “unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players.” Solo, 35, said that Sweden played like “a bunch of cowards” and argued that “the best team did not win.” Were the comments out of line? Yes. Were they in the heat of the moment? Yes. Were they worthy of a six-month

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  • 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
  • Texas sends note to Arizona after death of Zach Hemmila (Photo)

    After Arizona lineman Zach Hemmila died earlier this month, the Texas football program reached out to the Wildcats to offer support. Wildcats tight end Josh Kern shared a photo of a handwritten letter and notes from the Longhorns. Arizona spokesman Blair Willis told the Austin American-Statesman that Texas is one of 50 football programs across the country (from high school to the NFL) to send a card to the Wildcats to offer condolences.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Kasey Kahne: I need to leave if I'm not performing by 2018

    Kasey Kahne was blunt when talking about his struggles on Wednesday. Kahne’s contract with Hendrick Motorsports runs through 2018 and said that if he’s not competitive by the end of his deal, then it’s time to move on. Byron, who has won five races in the Camping World Truck Series this season, signed a contract with Hendrick Motorsports last week.

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  • Geno Smith publicly named Fitzpatrick's backup

    Geno Smith is still No. 2 for the New York Jets. After previously being vague about the situation a few days ago, coach Todd Bowles said Smith will play after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in the preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night. "You always prepare the same way," Smith said after practice Wednesday. "It's really no different. I'm just continuing to work hard." There had been some uncertainty about the pecking order of the backups after Bryce Petty had a good performance and Smith struggled against Washington. On Sunday, Bowles wouldn't say for sure what the rotation of the quarterbacks would be this week. He did say then that he was clear about the four quarterbacks on the roster,

    SNY
  • 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
  • British Olympic Team Has Luggage Mishap

    The country's Olympic athletes returned home from Rio but were stuck at baggage claim because each had the same red, Team GB bag. If they all came to returning than on the same flags of I can't see this team great Britain's Twitter account baggage collection could be interesting hash tag same same hash tag great to be back.

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  • Blizzard burned its biggest fans with World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

    Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion pack, was met with buzz and approval of fans and critics alike when it released in November 2014. I was one of those critics, laying effusive praise (and an extremely high score to match) at the expansion’s feet in my review. It wasn’t just player and critical feedback, either. That love for the expansion showed in subscriber numbers, which crested over 10 million once more for the first time in years. But then something happened. I stopped playing three or four months after Warlords of Draenor released. And I was far from alone. In the summer of 2015, World of Warcraft’s subscriber numbers hit a nine-year low, dropping from over 10 million

    Polygon
  • UFC Fighter Nick Diaz Attacked In Las Vegas Casino; Guess Who Won ‘Insane’ Brawl?

    Nick Diaz doesn’t seem like the type to start fights outside of the octagon, but it’s a safe bet he’s capable of ending them. The UFC fighter was attacked Wednesday at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas after enjoying himself at Hyde nightclub, according to TMZ. What started as an altercation escalated into a huge brawl on the casino floor. “A rep for the club tells us the UFC fighter went to a bathroom outside the club around 2:30 a.m., and accidentally stumbled into another customer … who started talking smack,” TMZ writes. “We’re told Nick apologized and said he didn’t want any trouble, but 3 other men then joined the first guy and jumped Nick … who tells us, ‘I didn’t start it. They didn’t

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  • Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    It’s been a whirlwind retirement for Kobe Bryant. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to unveil his new $100 million venture-capital fund. The date marks the two jersey numbers (8 and 24) Bryant wore during his 20 years with the club.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Joey Bosa rejects Chargers' 'best offer,' now what?

    In 1991, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Miami (Fla.) quarterback Craig Erickson in the fifth round. Erickson had injured his knee in a Hula Bowl practice and slipped in the draft so he decided to sit out all season and try the draft again. Joey Bosa might break that streak.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Best Player in Europe: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Bale, Griezmann to win award

    Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Best Player in Europe by UEFA on Thursday in Monaco, following the group stage draw for the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo, 31, beat other finalists teammate and Welsh international Gareth Bale and France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to the award for the 2015-16 season. Barcelona duo Lionel Messi came fourth and Luis Suarez finished in fifth. The Portuguese striker scored 51 goals in 48 games for Real Madrid last season and led Portugal to its first-ever major title as a nation, winning the EURO 2016 trophy. Ronaldo said on stage that he was “living his dream” by playing football as he won the award for a second time in his career, the list title

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  • Jim Boeheim’s Melo comments are evidence of why athletes hate the media

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has a habit of creating headlines that are not all that flattering, to himself or to the people that he’s commenting on, which is why it wasn’t much of a surprise that a quote he gave to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard has been making the rounds this week. The quote in question? “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Boeheim said of his former star and now three-time Olympic champion Carmelo Anthony. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title.” That sounds bad, doesn’t it? But … I mean, he’s right, isn’t he? Melo is 32 years old and title-less. He’s been to the conference finals once and gotten out of the first round

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  • National TV talk show blasts Eagles for trading up to draft Carson Wentz

    Carson Wentz came to Eagles with a lot of fanfare and expectations. Fans have taken to Wentz already as shown by how many No.11 jerseys are on the backs of people walking around Philadelphia. The Eagles got the No.2 pick (Carson Wentz) and a 2017 4th-round pick in exchange for No.8 pick (Jack Conklin), a 3rd-round pick (Daryl Worley) a 4th-round pick (Connor Cook) along with a 2017 first round pick and a 2018 2nd-round pick. Max Kellerman is a newcomer to the ESPN show, “First Take.” He voiced his displeasure towards the Eagles trade when he was on the show with Stephen A. Smith and Damien Woody. “Obviously, at the time they made the trade, they made a mistake,” Kellerman said. “They gave up

    Eagles Wire
  • Yoenis Cespedes says he won't opt out of Mets contract

    The New York Mets somehow finding a way to bring back outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this past winter was one of the biggest stories of the offseason. After singlehandedly taking the Mets to the playoffs with a spectacular second half, it was assumed Cespedes’ price range on the market would exceed what the Mets were willing to pay. In order to bring back Cespedes, the Mets needed to get creative with their deal.

    Big League Stew
  • Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football for 2016

    There’s still time to sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football. While you have no control over how your favorite NFL team does on the field this season, you do have the power to build a fantasy champion. So sign up for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football today and

    Roto Arcade
  • Drake -- Hits Half-Court Shot ... From His Back!!! (VIDEO)

    Here's Drake taking some time away from destroying Meek Mill's life to display some athletic skill ... hitting a half-court shot WHILE LAYING ON HIS BACK. We're assuming it went down in Atlanta because Drake is on tour there ... and the court clearly says "Atlanta" in the Hawks font (we're detectives) ... but the main point is CHECK OUT THE SHOT. Drake drains it calmly then mugs for the camera while walking away like he just won game 7 of the NBA finals ... and we gotta say it's pretty cool. No word on how many shots he took ... but at least we have video proof no ghost-shooters were involved ... we kid.

    TMZ
  • Zach Britton allowed an earned run for the first time since April 30

    Orioles closer Zach Britton had appeared in a major league record 43 consecutive games without allowing an earned run, spanning May 5 to August 22. That streak came to an end on Wednesday evening against the Nationals. The Orioles entered the bottom of the ninth inning holding a 10-3 lead, but reliever Parker Bridwell immediately found himself in hot water. He yielded back-to-back singles to Danny Espinosa and Clint Robinson. He was able to strike out Trea Turner, but walked Jayson Werth to load the bases. Daniel Murphy then crushed his first career grand slam to make it a 10-7 game. That prompted manager Buck Showalter to bring in Britton. Britton, too, was knocked around. He served up a single

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  • Jared Bednar brings championship resume as new Avalanche head coach

    Two weeks after Patrick Roy abruptly resigned, the Colorado Avalanche have found their next head coach. After spending the last two seasons as a head coach in the AHL, Jared Bednar will get his shot at the NHL as he will be the one to replace Roy behind the Avalanche bench. “After profiling the type of coach I wanted for our team and going through an interview process with several good candidates, I believe that Jared Bednar is the best person to lead this team behind the bench,” said Avalanche EVP and GM Joe Sakic in a statement.

    Puck Daddy
  • Rory McIlroy Not Switching Equipment Yet Despite New Putter in Bag

    Rory McIlroy may have a Scotty Cameron putter in the bag this week at The Barclays, but he's not making any major equipment moves yet. Following Nike's announcement that the athletic giant is getting out of the equipment game, McIlroy confirmed Wednesday that he's switched out his Nike Method Origin putter for a Scotty Cameron M1 prototype.

    Golf
  • David Robinson cautions that Durant and Warriors have short title window

    David Robinson and Steve Kerr celebrate the re-opening of a championship window. Despite the recent break provided by the Olympics, the bulk of this NBA offseason has been occupied by discussion and emotion regarding Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors. Like LeBron James before him, Durant has helped create a new overwhelming title favorite.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • How baseball's quarter-billion-dollar underdog keeps winning

    LOS ANGELES – If you’d arrived at Dodger Stadium early enough Tuesday, you’d have been treated to Rich Hill and Brett Anderson, 60 or 70 paces apart, playing catch in left field. Hill was already on the disabled list. Anderson would be in a few hours.

    Tim Brown
  • Transfer needs for Premier League teams

    We are one week away from the transfer window slamming shut on Premier League clubs, some of whom have a lot of glaring holes. Others? Not-so-much, but all 20 teams certainly have areas their managers would love to see strengthened for the other 36 games of this grueling season. It’s hard for some teams to assess at this point, with players coming off busy summers, and adapting to new leagues, coaches and roles. Some teams, like Hull City, are off to a dream start but surely also no illusions. Others, like Arsenal, know things aren’t nearly as bad as they seem after a 1-point start to the campaign. Although things are indeed bad. Just not relegation bad. Let’s wait no more… Arsenal — I’m starting

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  • Here are your Belgian Grand Prix times on NBCSN, NBC Sports App

    After the summer break, Formula One is back in action this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix. Live free practice two and the race occur on NBCSN while live qualifying will occur via live streaming on the NBC Sports app (link here); it will air Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Full details and times for the weekend are below: FORMULA ONE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2016 Formula One Championship this Sunday with the Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton aims for his fifth consecutive win and seventh victory in eight races. Hamilton now leads the drivers’ standings (217 points) by 19 points over teammate and rival

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