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HOUSTON, TX - 2013: Houston Astros mascot Orbit poses for a portrait circa 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo MLB Photos/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - 2013: Houston Astros mascot Orbit poses for a portrait circa 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo MLB Photos/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Orbit
  • Jack Nicklaus Remembers Arnold Palmer: 'He Was One of My Best Friends'

    Perhaps no one in golf has ever come close to matching Arnold Palmer's influence on the modern game, with the possible exception of Jack Nicklaus, his rival and close confidante for many years. Nicklaus posted a heartfelt message to Twitter on Sunday night expressing his shock and sadness at the passing of his longtime friend. Maybe his body did, but I know Arnold's will and spirit did not." Nicklaus regretted that he hadn't had another chance to speak to his old friend, whom he called a legend, an icon, and a pioneer. Arnold always had my back, and I had his.

    Golf
  • QB Danny Clark decommits from Ohio State

    Ohio State’s 2017 class just got a little bit smaller, after the recruit who has been the member the longest will be playing his college football somewhere else. Three-star QB Danny Clark, of Massillon, Ohio, just decommitted from Ohio State, per his Twitter account. Clark originally committed to Ohio State as a freshman, and made it clear throughout this process that Ohio State was his dream school, so on some level, this is a somewhat surprising development. But Ohio State has already added another quarterback in this recruiting class, in four-star dual-threat QB Tate Martell. Over the last year, it became increasingly clear that Clark’s skillset is less fitted to Ohio State’s offense. Ohio

    Land-Grant Holy Land
  • Marlins' Marcell Ozuna declined chance to join Jose Fernandez on boat

    Jose Fernandez was planning to head out on his boat with a couple of friends Saturday night and asked his closest friend on the Marlins, Marcell Ozuna, to come along. Ozuna declined, and it might have saved his life. “That night I told him, ‘Don’t go out,’” Ozuna said Monday night, via the Miami Herald.

    Sporting News
  • Nicole Williams and NFL Player Larry English Are Engaged!

    Nicole Williams and Larry English are set to tie the knot after the 30-year-old NFL player popped the question to his longtime girlfriend on the season finale of WAGS. PEOPLE has the exclusive clip from the moment English took a knee to ask Williams for her hand in marriage. When English traveled to Thailand to surprise Williams, his romantic gesture nearly backfired after she freaked out that she didn't know his whereabouts.

    People
  • Nerlens Noel calls Sixers crowded center situation “silly,” adds it “doesn’t make sense”

    At the center position, the Sixers have the athletic and defensive minded Nerlens Noel, the offensive-minded Jahlil Okafor, and the untested player who may be the best of the group in Joel Embiid. Nerlens Noel called the situation out as “silly” speaking to the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey.

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  • Pavel Buchnevich is playing for the Rangers tonight

    Alain Vigneault said that Pavel Buchnevich is a young player with "tremendous upside" but that "it's up to him, with our help, to help him be the best player he can be." Mika Zibanejad said that from his short time with Buchnevich he can tell that he is "really skilled," passes the puck well, brings lots of speed and is "fun to play with." (NYR) Zibanejad said that the key to working with Buchnevich now is to keep things simple with speaking and to use words that he understands. He added that that Buchnevich is a "smart guy when it comes to hockey and knows how to play."   (NYR) Chris Kreider said that Buchnevich's English has gotten a lot better and that he is a very amicable guy who is getting

    SNY
  • FIFA disbands racism task force ahead of World Cup in Russia

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior in 2018 World Cup host Russia. FIFA wrote to members of the task force to say that it has “completely fulfilled its temporary mission” and “is hereby dissolved and no longer in operation.” “I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not,” task force member Osasu Obayiuwana told The Associated Press on Sunday. “The problem of racism in football remains a burning, very serious and topical one, which need continuous attention. “I personally think there remained a lot of very serious work for the task force to

    ProSoccerTalk
  • The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew

    The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the curfew on the city after days of protests over the killing of a black man by police. There have been protests every day since 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death by Charlotte police on Tuesday. A midnight to 6 a.m. curfew has been in effect since Thursday after the protests turned violent, and National Guardsmen have been stationed throughout downtown each night.

    The Associated Press
  • Darren Sproles' TD from Wentz set to Sonic the Hedgehog music

    It may be thanks to Vice President Joe Biden that we're all aboard the Wentz Wagon. Biden may have coined the term and Barack Obama made it big. Now, Biden has tweeted at Wentz after the Eagles' rookie led the Birds to a 3-0 start. Philadelphia is a tad giddy. Biden's tweet read: You may have missed it, but when Biden was at the Eagles' week 1 game against the Browns, the Veep told head coach Doug Pederson he'd like to suit up and play. "I wish I was good enough to be out there in a different role," Biden said. "You want to put some pads on?" Pederson asks. "I can go get some." "I did that through college," Biden responds. "I dreamed about it." Biden comes in about 50 seconds into the below video.

    CSN Philly
  • Why Ryan Moore Was The Only Pick for Davis Love

    In the end, the Task Force was a victim of its own hubris. The American Ryder Cup selection process has turned into a weird kind of Mean Girls sleepover party, in which fitting into the right clique appears to be the most important criteria. That’s the

    Golf
  • Nick Saban on Les Miles: Wins national title and two SEC titles and doesn’t last a season?

    The firing of Les Miles by LSU on Sunday afternoon caught a number of people by surprise. Perhaps it shouldn’t have considering the drama surrounding Miles’ job situation toward the end of the 2015 season, but none the less the Tigers have moved on and named Ed Orgeron its interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season. On Monday, the coach Miles was hired to replace at LSU reacted to the news, and he certainly seemed puzzled by it. “A man wins a national championship and two SEC titles, and he doesn’t make it through the season?” That was the response of one Nick Saban, head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. “Les Miles is one of the most respected colleagues in terms of rivalry we’ve

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • Indians overcome odds to clinch first AL Central title since 2007

    The Cleveland Indians came into the season with a tough task: Unseat the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. On Monday, they did just that. With their 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers, the Cleveland Indians clinched the AL Central for the first time since 2007. A slow April may have been cause for concern early, but Cleveland eventually soared. The team went just 10-11 during the season’s first month, but then never posted a sub-.500 month the rest of the way.

    Big League Stew
  • Lee sets high goals for himself and Knicks

    Courtney Lee, one of the New York Knicks' under-the-radar offseason acquisitions, appears to be a strong fit for the team as a versatile 3-and-D player heading into the season.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Draymond Green says he will stand for anthem, criticism of Kaepernick “ridiculous”

    At the same time, expect all those guys to back Collin Kaepernick and others who have done these protests. The latest example came from the Golden State Warriors media day and Draymond Green. Here is what he said in a passionate talk about the protests, via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News.

    NBC Sports
  • Kevin Harvick passes Matt Kenseth for New Hampshire win

    Kevin Harvick is moving on to the second round of the Chase (Getty). Sunday’s race at New Hampshire came down to Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick again. And this time Harvick was the one entering victory lane. Harvick passed Kenseth with five laps to go

    From The Marbles
  • Wayne Rooney no longer good enough for Manchester United

    At age 30, Wayne Rooney is no longer good enough to play for Manchester United in the Premier League. Frankly, Rooney is a captain without a position on United because he is simply not good enough to play anywhere on the park at this point in his career. With Rooney left out of the starting lineup, Juan Mata got to play in his natural No. 10 role for the first time this season.

    FC Yahoo
  • Jalen Ramsey on Steve Smith Sr: 'I don't respect him as a man'

    Ravens wideout Steve Smith Sr. shot back at Jalen Ramsey on Sunday night after the Jaguars cornerback called him an “old man” following Baltimore’s 19–17 win.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Benches clear between Nationals, Pirates after Bryce Harper leaves game

    Bryce Harper left Sunday afternoon's game between his Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent left hand injury. What led to Harper's hurt hand also led to the benches clearing at PNC Park.

    Amber Matsumoto
  • Phil Mickelson Criticizes PGA Tour's Setup of Tour Championship

    Phil Mickelson wasn't happy with the PGA Tour's course setup for the Tour Championship, and he let everyone know. After his final round, Mickelson was critical of the PGA Tour's setup ahead of this week's Ryder Cup because of the thickness of the rough. After a Sunday 66, Mickelson finished in 22nd place. The PGA of America runs the Ryder Cup when it's hosted in the United States, and the European tour runs the event when it's held in Europe.

    Golf
  • NFL Week 4 Power Rankings: Panthers keep slipping

    The Carolina Panthers fell to 1-2 on the season after a Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Even though the first half of the game showed a relatively dominant performance by both the offense and defense, the second half fell apart completely after the Vikings’ pass rush found its mark. As we head into Week 4, the loss forces the Panthers to fall slightly once again two spots down to No. 8. USA TODAY Sports puts it rather succinctly: “Cam Newton was sacked eight times, picked off on three occasions and didn’t complete one pass to Kelvin Benjamin or Devin Funchess.” The defense held their own against a lacking, but efficient Minnesota offense. It was Carolina’s offense and more importantly,

    Panthers Wire
  • Marlins at Tearful Press Event Speak of Jose Fernandez' 'Joy' in Playing Baseball

    The Miami Marlins held an emotional press conference early this afternoon on news of the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. Don Mattingly, the team's manager, wept as he spoke of the joy with which Fernandez played the game of baseball. Team president David Samson, fighting back tears, spoke of how the Fernandez, who emigrated from Cuban, was a beloved figure in Miami who was intimately involved with the community.

    Good Morning America
  • Ross exits, salutes fans

    David Ross is removed from the ballgame in the middle of the 7th and receives a huge ovation from Cubs fans while walking off the field

    MLB.com
  • The Man Who (Practically) Owns NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car

    If you’ve bought a battery charger for your car at Walmart or Pep Boys or most anywhere else, you know where Don Schumacher made his money – Schumacher Electric, the world’s largest manufacturer of chargers. It’s what Schumacher does for fun – and profit, for that matter – that we’re addressing here: If you watched the NHRA drag racing coverage from Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis this past weekend, the man in the bright red shirt, standing there at the starting line, was downright ever-present during the Top Fuel and Funny Car eliminations. There was Don Schumacher standing there for the Top Fuel final between his son, Tony Schumacher, who has eight Top Fuel season championships, and his challenger, Shawn Langdon.

    The Drive
  • LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux suspended after arrest

    Davon Godchaux (57) is a three-year starter at defensive tackle for LSU. LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux has been indefinitely suspended following a Monday morning arrest. According to multiple reports, Godchaux was charged with false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery/child endangerment following an alleged incident with his girlfriend, who was also arrested because of conflicting stories.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Indians defeat Tigers, clinch AL Central for first division title since 2007

    The Indians beat the Tigers 7-4 at Comerica Park on Monday night, clinching the AL Central for their first division title since 2007. Starter Corey Kluber lasted only four innings before exiting with right groin tightness, but the Indians were able to overcome the adversity. Coco Crisp gave the Indians their first two runs with a two-run home run in the second inning off of starter Buck Farmer.

    NBC Sports