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aINDIANAPOLIS- MAY 29: Dan Wheldon, driver of the #26 Andretti Green Racing Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara Honda pours the traditional milk over himself after winning the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2005 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

2005: Dan Wheldon
  • Video: Doping Report Details 'Institutional Conspiracy' in Russia

    Institutional conspiracy. And that is how a new report character rises being doping problem long long Russian athletes the World Anti Doping Agency investigation. Look into more than a thousand Russian athletes across thirty different sports investigators found evidence a large scale sample swapping of the 2014. Sochi. Winter games and the conspiracy. Into cheating and coverups involved the Russian sports ministry and other state agencies.

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  • Andy Reid and Jack Del Rio downplay Del Rio's evil postgame staredown of Reid

    Did you see that staredown by Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio at Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid after Thursday night’s game? All we needed was for JDR to hit Reid in the back with a chair as Reid flexed for the crowd in some “Hulk Hogan is the third man!” type drama. Andy is a good man and good coach.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Why has Knicks' Phil Jackson been so critical of Carmelo Anthony?

    PBT's Kurt Helin looks at Phil Jackson's recent critical remarks about Carmelo Anthony and examines why the Knicks executive is drawing so much attention to Melo in the media.

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  • Why Harrington Is Really Happy McIlroy Didn't Overreact to Ryder Cup Heckler

    McIlroy, who was playing his match with Thomas Pieters and against Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, walked over to the gallery after hearing the spectator. Harrington, who was the vice-captain following along in that match, recently went into detail about the tense moment in a story with the Irish Golf Desk.

    Golf
  • Giants granted young fan's request to sign Mark Melancon

    When it came to signing Mark Melancon though, the motivation for San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans may have come in the form of a young fan’s letter. As everyone knows, the Giants finalized their four-year, $62M contract with the former Pirates and Nationals closer on Friday. Not long afterward, the Giants posted the following tweet containing a letter and a request from a young fan to ink Melancon very, very soon.

    Big League Stew
  • Broncos investigating racist, threatening letter sent to Brandon Marshall

    Marshall, who kneeled for the first eight games of the season, posted photos of the letter, sent to him at the Broncos’ facility, on his Instagram feed on Friday. Its author likely doesn’t understand that taking the time to write out such hateful filth actually makes Marshall’s point about racial injustice and racist attitudes.

    Shutdown Corner
  • SPORTSFLASH - Cousins and Barnes sued for alleged altercation

    Yahoo Sports presents a quick recap of the evening's top stories including, a pair of Kings are sued over an alleged fight, the Browns have another starting QB and Nevada hires a new football coach.

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  • Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins set to meet on Wednesday Night Rivalry

    The night you love to hate returns with the Bruins facing off against the Penguins as the week's marquee Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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  • Niskanen out; Pacioretty's injury; enjoying the Leafs (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Max Pacioretty got off to a slow start. • Former NHL player Kevin Stevens entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to sell Oxycodone in a Boston court.

    Puck Daddy
  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus previews Army vs. Navy football game

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus talks to Dan Patrick about Saturday's Army vs. Navy game and answers some questions about the game including why Navy is always listed second.

    NBC Sports
  • Fowler, Cardinals agree to deal

    It was a newsless Winter Meetings for the Mets, as it was for most teams, but it certainly wasn't quiet. In the end, the Mets held a lot of meetings where they talked with agents and team representatives for a variety of relief pitchers open to accepting major- and minor-league deals. In an effort to free up a roster spot, raise money and have fewer left-handed hitting outfielders, the Mets spent time talking with teams about Jay Bruce, though they reportedly saw more interest in Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, which is understandable. In the end, I expect the Mets will eventually trade Bruce and one of two things will happen, 1) They'll get back a big-league reliever making a decent

    SNY
  • Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders, take control of AFC West

    The Chiefs beat the Raiders on Thursday Night Football to take a lead in the AFC West. Is it finally time to stop overlooking Kansas City?

    NBC Sports
  • PBT Extra: What did Phil Jackson think he would accomplish with shot at ‘Melo?

    Phil Jackson wants us to know Carmelo Anthony can hold on to the ball too long and stall out the offense. Shocking. Such a revelation. It’s not like he knew that when he gave Anthony a five-year contract extension… oh, wait, everybody did know that already. Which leads to my criticism of Jackson in this PBT Extra. Taking a shot at a player as a coach who sees said player every day comes off differently than the same thing from the ivory tower criticism of a GM. Plus, Jackson’s timing made no sense.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Cubs, Jake Arrieta to discuss contract extension in January

    Per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, Jake Arrieta‘s agent Scott Boras says they’ll discuss a potential contract extension with the Cubs when they meet in January to hammer out arbitration figures. Arrieta, 30, is entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility after earning $10.7 million in 2016. The right-hander followed up his Cy Young Award-winning 2015 campaign by going 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA and a 190/76 K/BB ratio in 197 1/3 innings during the regular season. Arrieta pitched well in the postseason, helping the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908. While Boras clients tend to go to free agency, it’s not always the case. Stephen Strasburg inked a seven-year, $175 million extension

    HardballTalk
  • Ian Poulter gets in cameraman's face after Hong Kong Open quad

    Ian Poulter got into a bizarre altercation on Friday in Hong Kong. Ian Poulter’s second round at the Hong Kong Open was slipping away from him on Friday. “If I’m ready to play my shot, don’t go running behind me,” Poulter said, pointing his finger at the cameraman as he looked directly in the lens.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • What we've learned about the Premier League at the halfway mark

    On the eve of the four-month mark in the nine-month Premier League campaign, the season is nearing the halfway point, which offers the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve seen in one of the most competitive seasons on record. The top four are separated by only four points, while fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur has conceded the fewest goals and has the fewest defeats of any side in the league (along with Arsenal). Antonio Conte’s Chelsea has been the best team in the Premier League thus far, as the Blues have bounced back from a Jose Mourinho meltdown season to claim the top spot.

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  • Broncos' Brandon Marshall labels racist hate mail 'extremely concerning'

    Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has described a vile, racist letter that he received and shared on Instagram as "extremely concerning". In quotes reported by the Broncos' official website, Marshall added: "It was extremely concerning. "And just so many racist, derogatory terms that were in it.

    Omnisport
  • Capitals owner continues support of Ovechkin's 2018 Olympics stance

    Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said he has no problem with Alex Ovechkin if the superstar potentially defies the NHL and decides to go to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. “He has given a lot to our team and he doesn’t ask for much in return and whatever he likes to do in this one, I’ll support him,” Leonsis said after the second and final day of the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting.

    Puck Daddy
  • Odell Beckham fined for inappropriate comments to officials in Sunday's game

    New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham practically begged the NFL to fine him for his behavior and words toward the officials in last Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL handed down a $12,154 fine to Beckham for verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward a game official, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. Beckham was upset about some calls that went against him, most notably an offensive pass interference call he thought should have gone the other way.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Rosario untouchable, on track to play some 3B and debut in 2017

    The Mets again told teams interested in top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario that he is unavailable via trade, GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters before leaving the Winter Meetings. For instance, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert, the Royals asked for Rosario when the Mets inquired about Wade Davis, who was eventually traded to the Cubs. "We've made that clear before and continue to make that clear when his name is mentioned, so I think clubs have gotten the message," Alderson added. MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus all consider Rosario to be the Mets' top prospect. "He has outstanding speed, hands, footwork and a very strong arm, everything he needs to stay

    SNY
  • Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce shine in Chiefs' big win over Raiders

    The Kansas City Chiefs were able to secure a major win on Thursday thanks to the performances of speedy receiver Tyreek Hill and star tight end Travis Kelce.

    NBC Sports
  • Cavaliers’ James Jones says he’ll retire after next season

    James Jones has made a business of playing with LeBron James, and business is good. Jones told the Beacon Journal he will retire after next season, which will be his 15th in the NBA. “I know playing 15 years is a number where I can look back and I can be like, ‘I accomplished something,’ ” Jones said.

    NBC Sports
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. confident he isn't at increased risk for another concussion

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back for the 2017 Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the rehabilitation he’s gone through after suffering a concussion over the summer means he isn’t at an increased risk for another one once he resumes racing in 2017. The concussion was the second known one Junior suffered in the past four years.

    From The Marbles
  • Bolivian official breaks silence about air crash in Colombia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia –  A Bolivian official who signed off on the flight plan for a chartered aircraft that crashed in the Andes is breaking her silence and accusing her bosses of trying to stage a cover-up. In a public letter, Celia Castedo says she didn't have the authority to stop the doomed flight to Medellin, Colombia, that killed 71 people, including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading to the finals of the Copa Sudamericana tournament. Castedo says that a day after the crash her superiors pressured her to modify an internal report that she claims details how she warned the airline the plane didn't have enough fuel to safely make the flight. Bolivian officials say Castedo is under investigation for her responsibility in the crash.

    Fox News
  • The Premier League Best XI of the season so far

    With 14 of 38 game weeks in the books, we have formally reached the halfway stage of the Premier League season. (I know, it hardly seems like yesterday that the Leicester City boys were parading their trophy on the bus.) Thus far, Jose Mourinho has underwhelmed

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