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BINDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 29: Dan Wheldon of England, driver of the #98 William Rast-Curb/Big Machine Dallara Honda, celebrates in victory circle after winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

2011: Dan Wheldon
  • Dedicated Patriots fans mock Goodell with outrageous signs at first day of camp

    Patriots camp kicked off at 9:15 on Thursday morning, and it appears that all of New England decided to try to watch the region’s beloved team practice. Check out this line, which had to be captured by USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero using the panorama setting, because that is how long it is. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video of die-hard fans sprinting to get to training camp is worth close to a million. The majority of Patriots fans who show up for the first day of training camp are, well, Patriots fans. If you don’t know what I mean by that, just look at this picture. Let’s break it down, shall we? 1. The sign on the left says GOODELL DID HARAMBE. To translate, this poster

    For The Win
  • This video of Lionel Messi in training is just glorious (Luis Suárez nutmeg included)

    Lionel Messi is awesome. Not only did he cut his vacation short so he could rejoin the Barcelona squad a week earlier to train with his teammates in England and play every friendly match in preseason, he is also using the training sessions  to show just how amazing he is. These are just 140 seconds of greatness. Messi is laughing in the Rondos as he makes his teammates look like fools, he's dribbling Mathieu like he's not even there, and he's even nutmegging his good friend Luis Suárez just because why not. He's also scoring goals on little posts, because every goalpost is big enough for Messi. Just wish Messi was not blonde. But hey, you can't always get what you want. Still, Messi, you're awesome.

    Barca Blaugranes
  • Spacious Townhomes in a Golf Course Community

    Spacious Townhomes in a Golf Course Community

    The Beechtree luxury townhomes in Upper Marlboro, Maryland feature an unparalleled lifestyle and are an incredible value. Priced from the $360s.

    Ryan Homes
  • Joey Votto Apparently Ripped Apart A Kid Who Wanted His Batting Gloves

    Joey Votto’s heel turn continued Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman has messed with fans a few times this season, earning himself a reputation as one of Major League Baseball’s biggest villains. He apparently added to that reputation during the finale of the Reds’ three-game series against the San Francisco Giants by refusing to give in to one kid’s demands. Votto probably was being playful. And hey, just because a kid asks for something doesn’t mean a player is obligated to fork it over. But this incident probably won’t do Votto any favors in the court of public opinion. Then again, he probably doesn’t care. Thumbnail photo via David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports Images

    New England Sports Network
  • 5 Worst Things About the Rio Olympics So Far

    It’s hard to believe there was a time when we were ever concerned about the athletes who wouldn’t be participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics. In fact, we can’t remember the last time the Olympics were in this much disarray leading up to the Games themselves. No matter how you look at it, there is a laundry list of issues surrounding the Rio Games.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Latest on Jonathan Lucroy: Asking price is steep, talks heating up

    The Mets are among several teams to contact the Brewers about acquiring 30-year-old, All-Star C Jonathan Lucroy... Latest Update (July 28): 10:15 am: Teams interested in Lucroy feel Milwaukee's asking price is too steep, and could drop the closer they get to Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone tweeted. 10:05 am: Trade talks with teams interested in Lucroy are staring to pick up momentum, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, who says the Mets, Indians, Rangers, Astros and Red Sox have all been in contact with Milwaukee. In exchange for Lucroy, the Brewers are looking to acquire high-end prospects and a catcher, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported late July

    SNY
  • 2016 Dodge Trucks

    2016 Dodge Trucks

    See what Dodge has in store for 2016! Search for Dodge Truck deals!

    AutoDealsEverywhere
  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

    Puck Daddy
  • Michael Bennett's contract complaints could signal trouble for Seahawks

    It’s still in the early stages but there might be some contract trouble brewing in Seattle. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is unhappy with his current deal. Bennett made that clear in a recent interview with the Huffington Post.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Pat Riley: Dion Waiters ‘is not a room-exception player’

    The Heat signed Dion Waiters to a room-exception contract. Heat president Pat Riley, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: “Dion is not a Room Exception player. He wanted to play for the Miami Heat and chose to forgo other more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization. We are very honored that he made the commitment to come to South Florida and sign with us. Dion is young, athletic and explosive, which fits in with our roster. He will add a great dimension for us at the off-guard spot. I really like the depth and versatility that we now have in our perimeter positions. Welcome aboard Dion!” I’m really curious about those “more lucrative financial opportunities.”

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Security Camera Systems: Going Wireless

    Security Camera Systems: Going Wireless

    Security camera systems allow you to keep your family and property protected from criminal activity. See why many homeowners are making the switch.

    Vivint.SmartHome
  • David Wright is not alone in naming his child after Shea Stadium

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright and his wife, Molly, welcomed a daughter into the world over the weekend and named her Olivia Shea Wright, leading to mass speculation in the media in New York that the Wrights gave their daughter a middle name in honor of the stadium the Mets called home from 1964-2008. The Wall Street Journal went to the trouble of examining baby names in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut over the past 40 years to see how many people possibly named their kids Shea and if there might be a correlation to the Mets and Shea Stadium.

    Big League Stew
  • Blue Jays walk off on wild pitch

    Devon Travis breaks for home on a wild pitch by Paul Clemens and scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th for a walk-off win

    MLB.com
  • How Nick Foles’ Release Just Made Ryan Fitzpatrick A Nice Chunk Of Change

    Nick Foles might be the dumbest man in American, but at least one other NFL quarterback should be thanking him for it. Foles, the Los Angeles Rams quarterback, reportedly was released by the team Wednesday at his request. The 27-year-old was set to make up to $8.75 million this season, per Spotrac, but has been upset since the team selected quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall selection in the NFL draft earlier this year. Apparently getting paid nearly $9 million to live in L.A. — where it’s 75 and sunny all the time — for a year just wasn’t good enough for the now ex-Ram. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Ed Werder dropped this little nugget regarding the ripple effect Foles’ situation had on free

    New England Sports Network
  • Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Final Goodbye - 'She Was The Love of My Life'

    Burt Opens Up Finally About Sally Relationship.

    Noozley
  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time. The Rangers

    Big League Stew
  • 2016 BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: I have Ohio State 3rd, and I regret it already

    At the end of each conference run-through, I take a look at how I perceive the conference's balance of power heading into the season. This is in no way based on schedules, so they are not predictions. This is just how I would rank the teams after writing thousands of words about each of them. When I finished all of the Group of Five conferences, I compiled a full mid-major power rankings list. Now we're into the power conferences; here's the ACC, and here's the Pac-12. Each team's name below links to its full preview. Tier 1 1. Michigan 2. Michigan State 3. Ohio State I've gone back and forth on this constantly. As you see below, all three of these teams have low numbers in returning production.

    SB Nation
  • Funniest Photos in Golf: RBC Canadian Open

    Each week, we bring you the funniest and most entertaining photos from around the golf world. Last week, players headed to Oakville, Ontario to compete in the RBC Canadian Open. 

    Golf
  • Why only Paul Pierce, returning for a 19th NBA season, can stop himself

    Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college life in Boston coincided almost entirely with Pierce’s 15 seasons there, and our paths crossed for a few years after I began covering the Celtics in 2010.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Dodgers trade rumors: Dodgers interested in Wade Davis

    The Dodgers probably wouldn’t say this has been their most charmed season. Bursting with expectations and money, the assumed the NL West competition would be a little less fierce, but their offense hasn’t clicked and injuries have left them without key players, namely Clayton Kershaw. But Kenley Jansen and the bullpen have been a bright spot, with the 28-year-old Jansen, in his seventh year in Dodger blue, having a career year: 1.41 ERA, 8.29 SO/W, 30 SV, and only 2 HR surrendered in 44.2 IP - not to mention his All-Star appearance. But Los Angeles is poking around the idea of bringing in Jansen some back-up, according to Jon Heyman: Although the Dodgers have one of the best closers in the game

    MLB Daily Dish
  • Dion Waiters explains decision to sign with the Heat in an Instagram post

    On Monday, Dion Waiters agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million deal with the Heat, far less than most people thought he would get as one of the few significant free agents still on the market. Tuesday afternoon, he posted an explanation on Instagram for his deal. Here’s what he said: I didn’t do it for the money… I did it for the opportunity to go out & ball & have fun. Everything else will take care of its self!!! I just felt like it was the best situation for me…& my family. I could have waited & got wat I wanted. But I rather be happy then miserable at the end of the day!!! Meaning Yu can have everything & still not be happy… #heatnation let’s get it!!! #provethemwrong #stamped #Philly It seems

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Professional swimwear designed to suit your needs

    Professional swimwear designed to suit your needs

    Durable, comfortable swimwear available in a wide range of styles at the web's most popular swim shop SwimOutlet.com. Get hassle-free returns.

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  • NASCAR America: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart’s legacy at Indianapolis

    Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 6 -7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and will take a look at the latest Sprint Cup Series crew chief to be suspended for a lug nut violation. Jeff Burton will join them from Burton’s Garage. Kevin Harvick will compete at Pocono Raceway without his crew chief, Rodney Childers.

    NASCAR Talk
  • In case you missed it on Wednesday, presented by Citi

    Jeurys Familia's 52-straight saves streak came to an end as the Mets lost to the Cardinals, 5-4, at Citi Field on Wednesday Read more Jose Reyes hopes to miss only a few games with his intercostal strain Read more The Mets should find an outfielder and reliever before Monday's trade deadline Read more  What's on tap for Thursday, July 28 The Mets open a four-game series against the Rockies at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m. Jacob deGrom (2.73 ERA, 1.10 WHIP) gets the start against Tyler Anderson (3.56 ERA, 1.29 WHIP). For every Mets home run hit at Citi Field® this season, Citi will show their appreciation to No Kid Hungry with a $2,000 donation to help fight childhood hunger. Every dollar donated

    SNY
  • The MMQB’s Wide Receiver Fantasy Rankings

    The MMQB's Peter King reacts to the New York Jets one-year, $12M deal with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. In the early days of fantasy football, we scored by hand. Literally, you would check the morning paper, prick the top of the pinky finger of your dominant hand, then scrawl your score in blood on the walls of your opponents’ home. Later, there were yellow wooden tubes containing lead and graphite called pencils. At first, pencils were celebrated as more hygienic and safer than human blood (or any other bodily fluid, for that matter). But, of course, there were complications due to the Pencil Wars of 1991 (No. 2 forever!), but that’s a long, winding, fictional story that goes nowhere for another day.

    SI.com
  • My Favorite Cruise Ports

    My Favorite Cruise Ports

    A cruise enthusiast shares her 3 favorite Caribbean ports to visit while traveling.

    Carnival Cruise Lines®
  • John Daly shows up to PGA champions dinner in his loudest, most patriotic sportcoat

    It's never hard to spot JD in the group photo at the PGA Championship. You might be able to spot me in this pic...or not @PGAcom Past Campions Dinner #1991 #PGA pic.twitter.com/at3y4qKDvn — John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) July 26, 2016

    SB Nation
  • Reserve Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson academically ineligible for the fall

    “Do something. And underline that. Do something.” Those were the words of Urban Meyer back in May when discussing the status of Dylan Thompson with his Ohio State football program.  Fastforward two months, and Thompson did indeed do something, albeit it’s a something that’s not even remotely positive. At the Big Ten Media Days Tuesday, the OSU head coach announced that Thompson is academically ineligible for the fall semester.  That means the defensive lineman likely won’t play at all in 2016, and it could mean it’s the end of the road for the player in Columbus. Thompson came to the Buckeyes as a three-star 2014 signee, rated as the No. 21 strongside defensive end in the country and the No.

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • Logan Morrison tears apart Dodger Stadium to make crazy catch

    Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison took things to a new level though on Wednesday afternoon after crashing over the wall and almost bringing the wall down with him to make a catch in foul territory at Dodger Stadium. Morrison had a lot working against him. In addition to the fast approaching wall, Morrison was also fighting an unforgiving sun that would later cause Tampa Bay to botch a popup.

    Big League Stew
  • Built For Your Busy Life

    Built For Your Busy Life

    All our programs are 100% online pick your program and design your course schedule around your life.

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  • Andrea Bargnani is heading to Spain, and this is probably the end

    Free-agent big man Andrea Bargnani will return to Europe, signing a two-year deal with Saski Baskonia of Spain’s ACB — widely acknowledged as the second-best professional hoops league in the world — that, more than likely, spells the end of the NBA road for the former No. 1 overall draft pick. The 7-footer entered the NBA in 2006 after spending the first four years of his professional career in his native Italy, showcasing a sharpshooting touch from beyond the 3-point arc that helped Benetton Treviso win the 2006 Serie A title and earned him designation as the Euroleague’s 2005-06 Rising Star, an honor given to the top 22-and-under performer in the continental competition. Bargnani acquitted himself pretty admirably in his first few years in Toronto, offering scoring punch and an outside shooting threat on teams led by Chris Bosh and the T.J. Ford/Jose Calderon point guard combination that hung around the middle of the Eastern Conference pack.

    Ball Don't Lie