Athletes race for the podium in the 1000m competition, including the favorite and two-time 1000m gold medalist from Team USA, Shani Davis.
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When ESPN’s Adnan Virk used an ill-advised metaphor to talk about coach Charlie Strong’s situation at Texas, the Twitter backlash was swift. Virk, who was hosting ESPN’s College Scoreboard, told co-hosts Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell, “It’s getting awfully
One fan saw something and said something, leading to a very grateful response from an Olympic swimmer. Australian gold medalist Mack Horton posted on social media thanking an anonymous fan for contacting his team doctor about a suspicious mole on his chest. "Shout out to the person that emailed the swim team doctor and told me to get my mole checked out," he wrote. "Good call. Very good call." In the photo, a bandage covers Horton's chest, but he did not specify whether the mole was found to be malignant or not. According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they're 70, almost all due to exposure to the sun. Horton, who is 20, won gold
After 45 minutes in the dressing room, Pep Guardiola emerged to discuss Man City's 1-1 draw with Southampton. Despite moving to the top of the league, Guardiola did not seem happy following the match.
Kirk Cousins remains one of the most fascinatingly inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL. Cousins went back to hand off to Matt Jones when he got his foot stepped on by an offensive lineman. Not really his fault! But Cousins’ desperation handoff to Jones was a bit of brilliant physical comedy that isn’t easy to forget.
Both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series are back on track today at Talladega Superspeedway. The Truck Series will start the day with qualifying followed by the fred’s 250. It is the first elimination race in the Truck Chase and will cut the field from eight to six. The Sprint Cup Series will end the day by setting the field for their second Chase elimination. The Hellmann’s 500 will be held Sunday. Here is the Saturday schedule: (All times are Eastern) 9 a.m. – Truck Series garage open 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 10 a.m. – Truck Series driver/crew chief meeting 10:30 a.m. – Truck Series qualifying; single vehicle/two rounds (Fox Sports 1) 12:30 p.m. –
Christian Pulisic scored the tying goal in injury time. Muted by the worldwide hack on Friday was the shocking news of Barcelona (yes, that Barcelona) scouting Christian Pulisic (yes, that Christian Pulisic). The report from Spain found its way to the United States, but it didn’t get quite the holy-smokes-can-you-believe-this reaction it would’ve received if American Soccer Twitter had not been so rudely interrupted.
The Arizona Cardinals player chats with Michele Tafoya about Chandler Jones, the team's plan for the Seahawks, how the absence of Marshawn Lynch is helpful and Calais' voice.
The Kings were 18-34 when they hired George Karl in February 2015. They hadn’t made the playoffs in eight years. Sacramento fired coach Michael Malone earlier in the season, because – after a better start than anyone could’ve reasonably expected – the team slumped while its best player was out sick. The Kings gave the job to Tyrone Corbin and promised him the rest of the season, though they obviously reneged by hiring Karl. Owner Vivek Ranadivé declared he wanted a jazz director. The front office was chaotic, and general manager Pete D’Alessandro and special advisor Chris Mullin would soon depart. DeMarcus Cousins stewed. Rudy Gay had been in Sacramento barely a year, but he had the franchised
She represented Germany at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics, bringing home a gold medal. Four years later, she competed in the Los Angeles Games. Two hours before her final matches, she learned that her boyfriend had died in a military training accident. She finished fifth. Mayer stayed in California and attended college for international law, hoping to perhaps become a diplomat for her country one day. In 1933, Hitler and the Nazi Party took power in Germany, and quickly set to work stripping away the rights of Jewish citizens — including Mayer, whose father was Jewish. Mayer’s membership in her hometown fencing club was revoked, and it became clear she could not return to Germany. The former
Danny Salazar is working his way toward a return in the World Series. According to manager Terry Francona, the All-Star right-hander threw a two-inning simulated game on Sunday that went according to plan. Salazar is scheduled to throw another simulated game this weekend.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin had the big highlight early in the game on Saturday night, but it was New York Rangers rookie Jimmy Vesey that ended up stealing the show. Vesey scored a pair of goals for the Rangers — the first multi-goal game of his career — to help lead his team to a 4-2 win in Washington. Even though he had never played a game in the NHL before this season, Vesey was still one of the most sought after free agents this summer after he completed his college career at Harvard. He eventually signed an entry level deal with the Rangers, and given how much attention his free agency saga generated it seemed hard to believe that he could ever match the hype. Especially
AMG Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole in the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The 31-year-old Brit turned a lap nearly a quarter second faster than his teammate, Nico Rosberg. That’s practically
If you’re a fan of both Formula One and singer Taylor Swift, you should be at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday. Swift will perform her only scheduled concert of 2016 after Saturday’s action concludes on the racetrack. To get her fans even more excited about the concert, Swift – who is apparently already in Austin for rehearsals – took to Instagram earlier this week and posted several videos. The first clip was a short scene showing Swift playing an acoustic guitar. The second clip, which she captioned “Band practice,” showed Swift and her band rocking out on her 2012 hit, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” And then the third Instagram clip shows an exuberant Swift
Proving he’s still one of the most entertaining men in college football, Jim Harbaugh even has an interesting explanation for his choice in eyewear. Third-ranked Michigan had little problem dispatching overmatched Illinois earlier Saturday, jumping out to 31-0 halftime lead and cruising to a 41-8 win in the Big House. The Wolverines are now 7-0 on the season, winning those games by a combined score of 341-70. Facing a now-2-5 Illini team, anyone could have seen the home woodshedding coming. Especially, as it turns out, their head coach thanks to some new spectacles that were eerily similar to a legend on the other side of the greatest rivalry in all of sports. After the game, Harbaugh explained
Jose Mourinho accomplished something on Sunday that he was incapable of doing last season as Chelsea manager: motivate Chelsea’s players. The return of the Special One to Stamford Bridge – for the first time since being fired last December – was all the inspiration the Blues needed as they rampaged to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Mourinho’s listless Manchester United. It took just 30 seconds for Chelsea to grab the lead.
TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR confirmed that confiscated front jack screws from the car of Martin Truex Jr. during pre-qualifying inspection Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, but crew chief Cole Pearn said the issue was unintentional. Motorsport.com first reported NASCAR’s actions. “It was just a stupid mistake,” Pearn said after Truex won the pole for Sunday’s race. “Obviously, you’re not trying to lower the center of gravity on just the left front corner of one part of the car seems kind of ridiculous to get spun out as much as control as it has so far.” NASCAR typically does not determine a penalty until the following week.
Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive If it seemed as though the Knicks got themselves a bargain on Brandon Jennings (one-year, $5 million contract), it's because there wasn't much of a bidding war to be had. In a Q&A with Newsday, the guard said New York was the only team that offered him a contract this past offseason. "Actually I didn't get any offers from any other team but New York. A lot was because of my Achilles, nobody knew how healthy I was and things like that," Jennings confessed. His past injury is a difficult one to climb one's way back from. It's safe to say that even in a backup role with the Pistons and Magic last season, he never looked quite like himself. That surely worked
Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football expert Liz Loza breaks down the battle between Jamaal Charles and Spencer Ware in the K.C. backfield.
With their 2016 season and 11-game playoff run in the books, the Dodgers are refocusing their attention on the upcoming 2017 season. Two outstanding performers, third baseman Justin Turner and right-handed closer Kenley Jansen, are on the cusp of free agency heading into the offseason. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers intend to make qualifying offers to both Turner and Jansen, but may not be prepared to go the distance to keep both of them on the 2017 roster. Turner finished his third season in Los Angeles with a .275/.339/.493 batting line and a career-best 27 home runs, riding a hot streak that made him one of the most productive players on the Dodgers’ squad this October. He
Something very strange has been happening in Detroit in the early parts of the 2016-17 season. The Red Wings … are fighting. A lot. This is a strange development because not only fighting has been rapidly decreasing across the league for several years now, but also because the Red Wings have been last in the league in fighting majors in 10 out of the past 11 seasons. The one year over that stretch they were not last (2012-13) they were 29th. Nobody fights less than these guys. In most of those years they never even reached double digits in fighting majors, and have only had eight in each of the past two seasons. But through the first five games this season they already have five of them, and
Former U.S. women’s national team star Lauren Holiday had surgery on Thursday to remove a brain tumor. She was diagnosed with a benign, operable brain tumor in June while carrying her child with New Orleans Pelicans player Jrue Holiday, and doctors induced birth early to expedite surgery which was slated for Thursday. Many friends and fans sent well-wishes to Holiday on social media as she prepared to undergo surgery: At their game on Wednesday, USWNT players wore wristbands that said LH12, for Holiday’s initials and the number she wore on her jersey. Teammates still call her “Cheney,” which is her maiden name: There have been no updates from Holiday or her husband since the surgery and information
The Bucks got a rude awakening about Greg Monroe‘s value when they tried to sell low on him this offseason – and still got no takers. Now, Milwaukee seems to have gotten the picture. Monroe – whose agent claimed the center could name his contract terms from multiple teams last year – might opt into the final year of his deal, which would pay $17,884,176. Zach Lowe of ESPN: Milwaukee is already preparing for the possibility Monroe opts into his deal for 2017-18, league sources say. The Bucks indicated this thinking when they extended Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s contract, putting a large 2017-18 salary rather than a relatively low cap hold on the books to begin next offseason. If Monroe opts in, the
If you’re in the mood to feel old, here ya go. Illinois has been hit hard by injuries at the quarterback position, with season-opening starter Wes Lunt dealing with a back issue while Chayce Crouch, last week’s starter in place of Lunt, hurt his shoulder against Rutgers. Neither of those signal-callers are expected to be available for today’s game against Michigan. So, just who will line up under center against the No. 4 team in the country in the Big House? According to the Champaign News-Gazette, that honor will fall to Jeff George Jr., the son of former Illini great Jeff George. The 6-3, 205-pound George was a two-star 247Sports.com recruit in 2014 who took a grayshirt that year before enrolling
It isn’t difficult to see the fingerprints left by Cubs’ president Tom Ricketts and general manager Theo Epstein on the club’s remarkable 2016 season. In a piece for FOXSports.com, former Yankee Alex Rodriguez highlighted the duo’s effectiveness in liberating the Cubs from a five-year losing streak and six-year postseason drought, citing both the unrelenting work ethic and passion that Ricketts and Epstein brought to the club as major factors in their success. Rodriguez’s first brush with sabermetric savant and all-around baseball wizard Theo Epstein came in 2003, when the then- 27-year-old All-Star was eyeing a deal with the Red Sox. The Major League Baseball Players Association eventually nixed
(CNN)AC Milan took the honors in Saturday's clash with Juventus at the top of Serie A. The result cuts Juve's lead to two points after an action-packed game that saw seven yellow cards. Juventus thought they had the advantage 10 minutes from the end of the first half when Miralem Pjanic netted from a free kick, only to see it disallowed for offside. The game at the San Siro Satdium remained goalless until the deadlock was finally broken when Milan went 1-0 up on 65 minutes through a powerful Manuel Locatelli shot that was too good for Italy's national team goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon. Sampdoria got the better of Genoa in Saturday's mid-table fixture with a 2-1 home win. Milan leapfrogs over Roma