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Swisher's hit in 9th gives Indians 1-0 win

Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher reacts as he runs the bases after hitting a game-winning RBI-single off Chicago White Sox's Jesse Crain during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 12, 2013, in Cleveland. Cleveland won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Nick Swisher becomes a dad, think he's happy?

Cleveland Indians dynamo Nick Swisher became a father Tuesday, when his wife, actress JoAnna Garcia, gave birth to the pair's first daughter. We didn't witness the reaction from Swisher — who is one of the most animated and energetic players in baseball —  but we imagine it was something like what you see below.

Big League Stew: Nick Swisher becomes a dad —and he's probably really, really, really excited

  • 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
  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

    People
  • AL East Notes: Yankees lineup, Mark Trumbo

    The New York Yankees are finding themselves making a drastic shift in the way they build an offense. Their power is coming from the right side of the plate. Carlos Beltran is gone, and the roles of Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira have been diminished. All of the young kids (Tyler Austin, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez) that have been promoted are right-handed. And they are seeing the impact of shifts against hitters. All of it is leading to a massive change in their lineup structure and offensive output. More news from around the American League East: He only hits home runs (38 of them to be exact), but the Orioles are complaining that Mark Trumbo’s offense is a one-trick pony. When the acquired

    MLB Daily Dish
  • 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
  • Billy Bush on Ryan Lochte's Robbery Lie: 'Did He Besmirch America's Character? Yes'

    Billy Bush is opening up about his now-infamous interview with swimmer Ryan Lochte about his fabricated robbery in Rio. Yes, it was an unfortunate thing for us, because it was such a sideshow for the second week of the Olympics," Bush said during a SiriusXM Today Show sit-down. Bush was the first to track down Lochte for an interview after the swimmer's mother, Ileana Lochte, told USA Today that her son and some of his teammates had been held up during a night out in Rio.

    People
  • Nate Diaz could face suspension for vaping cannabis after Conor McGregor fight

    Nate Diaz was seen casually vaping on the dais when speaking to the media following his Saturday night loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Little did he know that it may get him into some hot water with USADA. “It’s CBD,” Diaz said.

    Cagewriter
  • Jered Weaver will decide if he wants to retire after the season is over

    Jered Weaver is in the last year of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He’s also just barely hanging on. To the extent he is succeeding — and he has had his moments — it’s almost all on guile given that his velocity has almost completely abandoned him. Could he hang on a while longer? Probably. Guile aint’ nothing and there are worse pitchers than Weaver, but if he’s going to keep going it will almost certainly be as a year-to-year guy fighting for a job every winter and fighting for a roster spot every spring. Some guys, especially guys who have made their money, may want to retire at that point. Weaver isn’t necessarily ruling it out, but he isn’t making any final decisions

    HardballTalk
  • Morning Report: Dillashaw: No title shot = robbery

    T.J. Dillashaw might be very unhappy with his employers soon. Dillashaw lost the bantamweight championship to Dominick Cruz back in January via contentious split decision. Since then he has been angling for a rematch, though Cruz himself seems rather cool to the idea, preferring super-fights with Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor. Though no official opponent has been announced as Cruz's next challengers, Dillashaw thinks that shot should rightfully be his, and on Brian Stann's radio show Tuesday on SiriusXM Rush, the former bantamweight champion had some strong opinions on why he should be next in line to face Cruz. "It only makes sense. If you really look at the sport, when the No. 1 ranked fighter

    MMA Fighting
  • This Olympic Silver Medalist Made a Gesture That Could Get Him Arrested or Even Killed

    Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa scored big for his country at the 2016 Olympics, getting a silver medal in the men's marathon by completing the race in two hours, nine minutes, and 54 seconds. The "X" was a gesture of solidarity with the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, who have been killed by the hundreds in government crackdowns on protests, according to the Washington Post. "The Ethiopian government is killing my people, so I stand with all protests anywhere, as Oromo is my tribe," Lilesa said at a press conference.

    Cosmopolitan
  • Red Sox To Replace Pesky’s Pole, Make Other Fenway Park Changes Before 2017 Season

    Fenway Park is going to get another face-lift before the 2017 season. The 104-year-old ballpark has undergone plenty of renovations in the last decade, and the Boston Red Sox just received approval to make more. The Boston Landmark Commission gave the Red Sox the go-ahead Tuesday on four of their six proposed changes, and chief among them is the replacement of Pesky’s Pole. But don’t worry about Fenway losing the charm of its right field foul pole because the new Pesky Pole will look exactly the same as the old one. The replacement simply will be solid and up to code, WFXT-TV’s Ted Daniel reported Tuesday. The Red Sox also will replace the bullpen field wall with removable wall, add seating and

    New England Sports Network
  • Eubank Sr: Golovkin is running scared

    Yes, he really said that! The outspoken Chris Eubank Sr. is calling for Billy Joe Saunders to "come out of hiding" to face his son in a rematch while also explaining why he thinks Gennady Golovkin is running scared of his son. By now it's been pretty well reported that the Eubank's didn't sign a deal in time to face Golovkin on Sept. 10, but Eubank Sr. gives his take on how those negotiations went awry, as told to The Express. But first, with Golovkin already tied into a fight with career welterweight Kell Brook next month, Eubank Sr. says the only other fight out there that makes sense for his son is a rematch with Billy Joe Saunders, who he's been taunting on social media. Then, when asked

    Bad Left Hook
  • Champion Sleeper! Aly Raisman Teases Simone Biles for Napping on Plane Ride Home from Rio

    Simone Biles had a busy 2016 Summer Olympics, winning four gold medals and one bronze – and even leading Team U.S.A. as the flag-bearer at the very rainy closing ceremonies on Sunday. The 22-year-old women's gymnastics captain caught Biles snoozing on the plane Monday night, teasing her pal in a sweet Instagram post. Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off.

    People
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more

    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
  • NFL: 5 Teams the New England Patriots Need to Worry About

    For the New England Patriots, the first four weeks of the 2016 NFL season will be quite a bit different from what they’re used to. The obvious reason why: Quarterback Tom Brady is set to miss the first quarter of the season, after simply giving in to the many court hearings surrounding the infamous “Deflategate.” Brady decided to take his four-game suspension prepare for a Week 5 return against the Cleveland Browns. With Brady out for four games, the team’s task to finish atop the AFC is a bit tougher, but the question is, who are the teams the Patriots need to fear the most as they head into the upcoming season? Let’s check out the five biggest teams that should concern the New England Patriots. 1.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Could Wilson Chandler's 350-lb grouper start for the Denver Nuggets?

    Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishing

    Ball Don't Lie
  • 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
  • Older, wiser Alexander Radulov sees Stanley Cup potential with Montreal Canadiens

    In a Monday meeting with local media, Montreal Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov did not hide from his past problems. Radulov, who signed a one-year $5.75 million contract with the Habs this summer, noted that he’s older and more mature and that his learning experiences from his younger days could help the Montreal Canadiens reach their Stanley Cup goal. The 30-year-old Radulov has left the league twice for the KHL after two separate tenures with the Nashville Predators.

    Puck Daddy
  • 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
  • Power Closes in on Pagenaud with Pocono IndyCar Win

    If you stayed home from work to watch the ABC Supply Pocono 500 – or, as it was referred to on TV, just the Pocono 500, as apparently ABC Supply didn’t ante up enough to the TV network to get a shout-out from the commentators – you saw a pretty good race with an almost-surprise ending. There were also tributes to Bryan Clauson, three-time Indy 500 starter who was killed in a midget car crash several weeks ago.

    The Drive
  • Zach Johnson 'Rather Watch Sports That Should Be in Olympics' Instead of Golf

    In fact, he said Monday that he didn't even give Olympic golf a chance to win him over -- he refused to watch it at all. "I didn't watch golf. I'd rather watch the sports that should be in the Olympics," he said. "I'd rather watch the athletes who train for four years for that one week. Johnson was not happy with the way the Olympics affected the pros' schedule this summer and said he might support Olympic golf if amateurs played and if the tournament existed in a team format.

    Golf
  • Update: Matz placed on DL, Gsellman called up

    Mets LHP Steven Matz has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 15. Latest update (Mon., Aug. 22): Steven Matz is headed to the disbaled list retroactive to August 15, as first reported by MLB Network's Jon Heyman. After being examined by doctors Monday, Matz was diagnozed with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation, but no structural damange to his left shoulder.  To fill the spot on the roster, the Mets have called up RHP Robert Gsellman from Las Vegas. Gsellman will, at least initially, pitch out of the bullpen. Gsellman began the season with Double-A Binghamton, where he earned a 3-4 record with a 2.71 ERA and 1.085 WHIP in 66.1 innings. After being called up

    SNY
  • Recruit says letter mixup leads to decommitment from Michigan

    A four-star recruit in the class of 2017 is reneging on his verbal commitment to Michigan because of an apparent mail mixup. Defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon posted this to Twitter on Monday night saying he was re-opening his recruitment. “A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went,” Solomon said.

    Dr. Saturday
  • New details on the Lesnar-Jericho backstage fight, kissing included

    The Wrestling Observer was first to report some wild details on a backstage confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho at the Barclays Center last night (Aug. 21, 2016) at SummerSlam in Brooklyn, namely the fact that there even was one. Initial word was that Jericho took umbrage with the finish to the main event, where Randy Orton was badly busted open (see the grisly evidence here), and Lesnar wasn’t a fan of Jericho making a stink about it. That led to a physical altercation between the two that was bad enough that both Triple H and Vince McMahon had to get involved to break it up. Now, Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting some additional details on how exactly the confrontation went

    Cageside Seats
  • Klay Thompson is already sick of questions about the 2016-17 Warriors

    Since the 2003-04 Lakers’ attempts to win with Karl Malone and Gary Payton failed, and in the years since we watched LeBron James’ first 185 games with the Miami Heat hardly go according to plan, we’ve been afforded the ability to concurrently learn from and derive more and more talking points from the creation of these sorts of planned out super squads. Hopefully, with the Golden State Warriors adding Kevin Durant this summer, we’ve taken enough in to handle this the right way. Klay Thompson, coming off of an NBA season followed by an Olympic turn working with two different superteams, in anticipation of starting up with yet another with the Warriors, is already a little irascible when it comes to discussing a GSW squad that is five weeks away from its first practice.

    Ball Don't Lie