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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
  • Michael Jordan, Chris Paul and Derek Fisher spent a whole afternoon disappointing children

    Athletes giving things away to kids create some of the most heartwarming videos in sports. This week at Michael Jordan’s Flight School things went very, very wrong. Jordan was joined by Chris Paul and Derek Fisher to put on a shooting clinic

    SB Nation
  • Did Guy Fieri help lure Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors?

    When Guy Fieri tongs, people listen. Food Network personality Guy Fieri is a Bay Area native and, because the Golden State Warriors are awesome now, a fixture at Warriors games. The Warriors made the biggest splash in the NBA this offseason in adding 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant to a lineup that had already set the NBA record for wins in a season in 2015-16, prior to falling just short of an NBA championship.

    Ball Don't Lie
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  • Cubs fan will donate to domestic-violence charity for each Aroldis Chapman save

    The acquisition of bazooka-armed reliever Aroldis Chapman wasn’t exactly greeted with glee by Chicago Cubs fans because of the pitcher’s offseason domestic violence incident. While Cubs fans are desperate for their team to finally end its 108-year-old streak without a World Series title, some aren’t desperate enough that they feel comfortable adding a player to the roster who was accused of domestic violence before prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges. Lifelong Cubs fan Caitlin Swieca decided to do something positive to help herself cope with the disappointment she felt in her beloved team.

    Big League Stew
  • Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘My heart was in two places – Phoenix and New York. I just went where I was wanted’

    Before signing with the Knicks to retire, Amar’e Stoudemire reportedly wanted to sign with the Suns this year and last. He essentially confirmed both accounts. Stoudemire, via Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: “The last two years, we made phone calls to Phoenix but I wasn’t getting any positive response,” Stoudemire told azcentral sports on Thursday. “That would’ve been the perfect way to go out. I didn’t want to beg Phoenix. My heart was in two places – Phoenix and New York. I just went where I was wanted.” According to the report, Stoudemire wanted to play for Phoenix next season — not just retire as a Sun. If that’s the case, I see why the team passed. The Suns have 15 players (the regular-season

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Closing Time: The last days of Jonathan Papelbon?

    The Nationals are in a good spot as we get ready for the final third of the baseball season. Papelbon allowed two of three batters to reach in the ninth inning, protecting a three-run lead, and with that, Dusty Baker went to a quick hook. Lefty Oliver Perez faced a couple of batters (one reached, one retired), and then Shawn Kelley ended the game with a strikeout.

    Roto Arcade
  • The Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes In 2016

    The Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes In 2016

    It’s no surprise so many young people are trying to become professional athletes.

    URBAN TABLOID
  • LeBron James ordered a pizza with 16 different toppings

    LeBron James has clearly let himself go. (Getty Images) LeBron James is allowed to eat whatever the heck he wants. He averaged nearly 42 minutes per game during his brilliant MVP turn in last season’s NBA Finals win, he’s already played more minutes than

    Ball Don't Lie
  • AAC commissioner: 'It looks like' some members will leave for Big 12

    American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, addresses the media during an NCAA football media day in Newport, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The American Athletic Conference will probably lose at least one member to the Big 12. “I’ve been talking to the (athletic directors) and the president of the schools that might leave, and it looks like some of them will,” Aresco told Barnhart.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Giants turn a 5-4-3 double play

    Conor Gillaspie handles a Ryan Zimmerman ground ball at third then throws it to Eduardo Nunez who completes the 5-4-3 double play

    MLB.com
  • 7 High-Tech Gadgets Making "Normal" Gear Obsolete

    7 High-Tech Gadgets Making "Normal" Gear Obsolete

    These awesome devices tackle everyday problems in genius ways. And they do it better, faster, and more reliably than the competition. Awesome!

    Lifed
  • Chobra given run of League of Legends at IEM events, more teams, regions, and matches this season

    In an interview with Yahoo Esports earlier this week, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL Michal “Carmac” Blicharz provided new details about League of Legends in the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters circuit. “It’s definitely going to be a more high value product for the League of Legends fans,” he said. Cho, who has previous experience hosting the broadcasts, is much more likely to “yelling at his TD in the production room” at this season’s shows.

    Travis Gafford
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets update on his condition

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted an update on his condition Saturday morning, shortly before Sprint Cup cars were scheduled to practice again without him. This is the third weekend that Earnhardt has missed as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. Jeff Gordon is driving the No. 88 this weekend at Pocono for Earnhardt, who has had issues with balance and nausea. Earnhardt has preached patience in his recovery. Saturday, Earnhardt tweeted: “Update: No change lately. Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching patience.” Earnhardt said last week he would provide an update on his condition Monday on the Dale Jr. Download podcast. Hendrick

    NASCAR Talk
  • Answer a Kevin Durant question? Don’t make Russell Westbrook laugh

    Nice try, but Russell Westbrook’s lips remain sealed. Russell Westbrook has FINALLY broken his silence on Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors! Well … kind of. Hey, a loud laugh in response to the question, “How you feel about Durant, man?” is noise! That technically means the silence is broken … even if Russ didn’t actually say anything, and if we don’t know for sure whether that laugh means anything more than, “I am 100 percent not going to answer that question.” It counts!

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Learn about future mobility

    Learn about future mobility

    Advances in mobility also bring challenges. Despite challenges, manufacturers believe that connected cars will enhance road safety with technology.

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  • Did NHL teams suck fun out of 3-on-3 OT? (Trending Topics)

    A little more than a year ago, the NHL announced that it had officially adopted a 3-on-3 overtime as a means of juicing goal-scoring in the league and avoiding the shootout to as great an extent as possible. At the time, we had little understanding of what the NHL looked like at 3-on-3. From 2007 through the end of 2014-15, all NHL teams combined had played a grand combined total of just 87 minutes in that strength situation.

    Puck Daddy
  • Bubba Watson's caddie unleashed a brutal zinger on a heckler at the PGA

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – It wasn’t even noon by the time former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose got to the 18th tee on Saturday at the PGA Championship. He had one of the rounds of the day going, and after another birdie putt fell on 17 to get him to four under, he had one of the largest crowds on the course, too. That’s when things started getting rowdy. Screams rang out from the crowd even after Rose had pulled his club. His caddie stepped in to help the marshals quiet them down. “No cameras, please!” he shouted. “Quiet, please!” he asked a few more times. The did, kind of, but they were still so loud that Rose needed to back off his shot. “You could feel the crowd starting to get more energized,”

    For The Win
  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Dodgers eyeing blockbuster three-team deal

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits. POTENTIAL

    Big League Stew
  • Julian Green scores hat trick in Bayern Munich's blowout of Inter Milan

    Julian Green of Bayern Munich celebrates his first goal against Inter Milan. Julian Green has set two goals for himself this preseason: 1) stick with Bayern Munich’s senior team and 2) become a part of the United States men’s national team’s plans again. Green, who burst onto the American soccer scene two years ago by surprisingly earning a spot on Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup roster and then scoring a superb extra-time strike against Belgium in the Round of 16, recorded a first-half hat trick during an impressive 28-minute stretch in Bayern’s 4-1 victory at Bank of America Stadium.

    FC Yahoo
  • 2016 NFL Preview: Broncos GM John Elway has a big challenge

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. The Denver Broncos were a strange Super Bowl champion. The defense will go down among the great championship defenses in NFL history.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Cruz is a full-go as Giants practice for the first time

    Giants receiver Victor Cruz is back a lot sooner than anyone expected. After missing all of last season and being limited to six games over the past two, the Cruz was a full-go as the New York Giants held their first practice at training camp Friday under new coach Ben McAdoo. With the Giants indoors because of overnight rain, the workout looked more like a slow-speed organized team activity. Cruz didn't seem to care. He participated in every drill. He caught passes. He worked at recovering fumbles. The nearby Paterson product didn't show any signs of being limited either by his knee or the calf injury that plagued him last year. The next step will be doing it in practice and then games. Cruz

    SNY
  • Report: NHL linesman Henderson required neck surgery, friends fear his career may be over

    Don Henderson, the NHL linesman knocked to the ice by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman, has undergone neck surgery to repair damage from the hit and there are fears his career may now be over, according to a report in the Boston Globe. According to one of his friends in the officiating business, Henderson’s recent surgery was aimed at repairing two ruptured disks in his neck, the result of the hit. Felled in the second period, he dusted himself off and finished the game the night he was injured. “I know a lot of people are saying stuff like, ‘Hey, Wideman’s not that type of guy . . . that’s not in his nature . . . he’s a good kid,’ ’’ said one of Henderson’s longtime pals in stripes.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Back in Chicago, Dwyane Wade hits stage in Lollapalooza surprise

    Dwyane Wade performs on-stage at the Bud Light Stage Moment at Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Three weeks after agreeing to terms on one of the more stunning deals of the summer, the Chicago Bulls will introduce Dwyane Wade at a Friday afternoon press conference. The All-Star shooting guard got to town a bit early, though — early enough to check out a crosstown interleague baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, and to make a special appearance at the opening of Lollapalooza, the massive music festival held each summer in Chicago’s Grant Park.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • NASCAR’s Saturday schedule at Pocono Raceway, Iowa Speedway

    TV and Radio info for NASCAR in Iowa and Pocono.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Sainz handed Germany grid drop for blocking Massa

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has been given a three-place grid penalty for the German Grand Prix after blocking Felipe Massa during Q2 on Saturday at Hockenheim. Sainz qualified 13th for Toro Rosso, finishing three-tenths of a second off Massa who was the final driver to make it through to Q3 for Williams. Massa complained to Williams over the radio before race control confirmed it would be investigating the matter after the session. The FIA stewards in Germany confirmed soon after qualifying that Sainz would drop three places on the grid for Sunday’s race, leaving him 16th for Toro Rosso.

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Fowler, Thomas, Smylie rooming, living it up at PGA

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – It appears SB2K16 is the vacation that never ends. Three months after Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas Smylie Kaufman and Jordan Spieth took the Bahamas vacation heard 'round the golf world, the group remains (almost) inseparable, especially on the road. Their latest adventure comes at the year's final major, where Fowler, Thomas and Kaufman are rooming together and continuing to have the time of their lives.

    Golf Channel
  • The Red Sox's season is in its most perilous position yet

    As Xander Bogaerts tugged his navy blue batting practice pullover down over his muscular shoulders inside the visitor’s clubhouse at Angel Stadium on Thursday night, the Red Sox shortstop snuck into an exasperated smile. Boston beat Atlanta 1-0 back on April 25. Coming into Thursday, the Red Sox were 2-27 in games in which they had scored three runs or fewer.

    Big League Stew
  • Brewers holding out Jonathan Lucroy as trade talks progress

    Jonathan Lucroy may never wear the catcher’s gear again for Milwaukee. There’s a growing feeling that Jonathan Lucroy has played his final game for the Milwaukee Brewers. On Saturday, it is clearly related to Lucroy’s trade status as the Brewers are at least protecting their asset from getting injured.

    Big League Stew
  • Rolando McClain no-show to Cowboys' camp, team offers no details

    Perpetually troubled linebacker Rolando McClain did not show for the team charter from Dallas to Oxnard, Calif., where the team holds training camp, on Thursday, and had not showed as of Friday afternoon. The team placed both McClain and Randy Gregory on the reserve/did not report list, opening up two roster spots. Where the Cowboys knew that Gregory wouldn’t be showing – news came Monday that he was checking into a treatment facility for an unspecified problem – it appears McClain being M.I.A. is a surprise.

    Shutdown Corner