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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
  • Why the Padres decided to give up on Matt Kemp

    The San Diego Padres are changing. On Saturday it was Matt Kemp’s turn. This can be the path when a player such as Kemp, an old-ish 31, finds himself down a couple tools, and on a contract paying him for all those tools.

    Tim Brown
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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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
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  • 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

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  • 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
  • Jeff Gordon reiterates his fill-in role for Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ‘a very temporary thing’

    LONG POND, Pa. — As Dale Earnhardt Jr. preaches patience in his recovery from concussion-like symptoms, Jeff Gordon stated Friday at Pocono that he looks as his fill-in role for Earnhardt as “a very temporary thing.’’ This weekend marks Gordon’s second consecutive race for Earnhardt, who is missing his third race in a row. No decision has been announced on who will drive the No. 88 Chevrolet next weekend at Watkins Glen International. Earnhardt is expected to provide an update on his status Monday, although a decision on who will drive the car could come later in the week. Gordon has said he’s there for as long as Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports needs him but there could be other considerations.

    NASCAR Talk
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  • 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
  • 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
  • After dabbling in closers market, Nationals settle on Mark Melancon

    A year and two days after acquiring Jonathan Papelbon to lock down their ninth inning, the Washington Nationals on Saturday agreed to a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon. Last year, Drew Storen was demoted, and Papelbon choked Bryce Harper, and the Nationals missed the playoffs and then they traded Storen to Toronto.

    Tim Brown
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  • Report: Januzaj wants to leave Manchester United for good

    Adnan Januzaj wants to leave Old Trafford permanently. The 21-year-old has one club goal since his breakout 2013-14 campaign, when he scored four times in the season that saw him turn 19. It wasn’t long ago that the debate on Januzaj’s stardom was not hyped as if, rather when. Countries were fighting for his international future, and United fans were rankled when he didn’t hit the pitch. Now, it’s a surprise if he factors at all. Januzaj hasn’t played for Belgium since 2014, and made just 12 appearances during a loan stint at Borussia Dortmund last season. The Daily Mail reports that Januzaj has told Jose Mourinho he’s ready to leave Manchester. Sunderland have been tipped as a possible destination

    ProSoccerTalk
  • The Warriors are inviting trusted veteran JaVale McGee to camp

    JaVale McGee could bring some levity to Oakland. The Golden State Warriors have a reputation as one of the NBA’s most joyous and watchable teams, but this summer has threatened to make their 2016-17 season deathly serious. The acquisition of Kevin Durant has cast them as villains, to the point where many of the same NBA fans who looked upon the Warriors with awe throughout their 73-win season will watch them in the hope of seeing them lose this year.

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  • 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.

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  • Hanley Ramirez literally throws away a Red Sox win

    In the bottom of the ninth of Thursday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels, Ramirez absolutely blew it on defense, allowing the Angels to escape with a 2-1 walk-off win after David Price had thrown eight scoreless innings for the Red Sox. Boston closer Brad Ziegler was trying to navigate out of a sticky situation with the bases loaded, one out and a 1-0 lead.

    Big League Stew
  • 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.

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  • Mercedes fined for unsafe release, Hamilton avoids grid drop

    Mercedes has been fined €10,000 for unsafely releasing Lewis Hamilton into the pit lane during the final Formula 1 free practice session for the German Grand Prix. Hamilton was released into the fast lane at the start of FP3, forcing Haas driver Romain Grosjean to hit the brakes and come to a stop. The stewards confirmed they would be investigating the incident after the session, meeting with Hamilton and a team representative at 12:30pm local time. Hamilton entered the weekend with two reprimands to his name already in 2016, with a third resulting in a 10-place grid penalty. The precedent for unsafe releases was unclear, with penalties ranging from a reprimand to a grid drop and a fine. The

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Inside Seattle’s Wackiest Tiny Home

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  • Steve Spurrier joins Florida athletics as ambassador and consultant

    Steve Spurrier is headed back to Gainesville. The Head Ball Coach stepped down as South Carolina’s head coach after a rough start last year and now will return to his old stomping grounds, the University of Florida, to serve as an “ambassador and consultant” to the UF athletic department. Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley announced the news Friday morning.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Yes, it’s really happening: Vegas NHL team installs ice for first time

    Sometimes you just need a reminder that a remarkable thing actually is happening. Saturday presented the latest evidence that the NHL coming to Las Vegas isn’t just a collective fever dream, as the still-nameless franchise noted that they’ve begun the process to install ice at T-Mobile Arena for the first time. It’s not the prettiest picture, but it means a lot: While setting up the first sheet of ice is a physical sign that things are coming together, the front office side will dictate the sort of team that eventually plays on it. For more insight into that process, Puck Daddy takes a look at Murray Craven, who appears to be a key part of bringing things together … even if it’s difficult to

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Indians mock Twins with fake scoreboard trade rumor

    The Minnesota Twins left their own fans confused on Thursday when they began scrolling a list of potential deadline trades on their left field scoreboard. The Cleveland Indians send a message back to the Minnesota Twins.

    Big League Stew
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  • BKR teammates collide in Pocono

    Brad Keselowski Racing teammates Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick collide in Pocono.

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  • 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.

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  • Paul Menard paces Sprint Cup practice at Pocono

    Paul Menard, in his first weekend with crew chief Danny Stockman, posted the fastest lap (177.438 mph) in Friday’s Sprint Cup practice at Pocono Raceway. Menard’s Chevrolet was followed by the Toyotas of Denny Hamlin (177.406 mph), Kyle Busch (177.019) and Carl Edwards (176.977). Kevin Harvick was fifth on the speed chart at 176.620 mph in his Chevrolet. Jeff Gordon was 22nd on the speed chart with a lap of 174.645 mph in the No. 88 car for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will miss his third consecutive race because of concussion-like symptoms. There were no incidents in the session, which was delayed 25 minutes because of weepers on the track after overnight rain. NASCAR did not extend the session.

    NASCAR Talk
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  • Andrew Miller for Lucas Giolito: WHO SAYS NO?!!

    The rumor mongers are churning up some good stuff about the Yankees and the Nationals maybe talking about an Andrew Miller for Lucas Giolito deal. It started with Jon Morosi saying that the Nationals were willing to trade Giolito, one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, to the Yankees for Miller straight up. Taking two steps back, the idea of a Miller-for-Giolito deal seems like it’d be something the Yankees would jump at in a heartbeat. Giolito would, in the normal course, be worth more than a relief pitcher. Even a good one under team control like Miller is. So if the Nats were willing to do this, the Yankees would be fools not to accept, right? Well, no. Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman

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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