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BMW PGA Championship - Day One

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Sergio Garcia of Spain lines up a putt during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth on May 22, 2013 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
  • What might the U.S. men's basketball roster look like in Tokyo in 2020?

    After Team USA’s dominating 96-66 drubbing of Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to win a third straight gold medal in men’s basketball, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo called upon the rest of the world to “get their act together and compete” if they want to break the stranglehold the Americans have had on the top of the men’s hoops podium over the past eight years. As the United States’ opponents set about rebuilding, revamping and reloading their national sides with an eye toward the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, though, it’s worth wondering: what might the U.S.’s own roster look like in four years’ time? Given the gulf between the victory in Rio and the opening of play in Japan, there’s precious little we (think we) know about what will unfold for Team USA 2020.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

    People
  • Could Wilson Chandler's 350-lb grouper start for the Denver Nuggets?

    Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishing

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Jered Weaver will decide if he wants to retire after the season is over

    Jered Weaver is in the last year of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He’s also just barely hanging on. To the extent he is succeeding — and he has had his moments — it’s almost all on guile given that his velocity has almost completely abandoned him. Could he hang on a while longer? Probably. Guile aint’ nothing and there are worse pitchers than Weaver, but if he’s going to keep going it will almost certainly be as a year-to-year guy fighting for a job every winter and fighting for a roster spot every spring. Some guys, especially guys who have made their money, may want to retire at that point. Weaver isn’t necessarily ruling it out, but he isn’t making any final decisions

    HardballTalk
  • Rory McIlroy Not Switching Equipment Yet Despite New Putter in Bag

    Rory McIlroy may have a Scotty Cameron putter in the bag this week at The Barclays, but he's not making any major equipment moves yet. Following Nike's announcement that the athletic giant is getting out of the equipment game, McIlroy confirmed Wednesday that he's switched out his Nike Method Origin putter.

    Golf
  • Review: 'Madden NFL 17' runs hard, plays it safe

    Despite its incredible complexity and depth, Madden 17 is surprisingly kind to new players, as well as those who haven’t memorized every NFL team’s gameplay strategy. The upgraded run mechanics and countless small improvements certainly keep it a step ahead of Madden 16.

    Ben Silverman
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more (UPDATED)

    The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run.

    Taylor Cocke
  • Segedin's solo home run

    Rob Segedin clubs a solo home run over the wall in left field, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning

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  • Olympian Laurie Hernandez got a message from her celeb crush, you probably know of him

    The Final Five include Simone Biles (she won four gold medals and one bronze, making her the most decorated U.S. gymnast in a single Olympics history NBD), Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, and our girl Laurie Hernandez, who won a combined nine medals as a team overall. After Laurie’s teammate Simone Biles was visited by her ultimate (and ours) #crush Zac Efron, it seems that Laurie had to step up her game.

    Hello Giggles
  • Suspended early-enrollee tweets he's leaving Michigan

    Wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell says he’s transferring from Michigan and re-opening his recruitment. Mitchell, an early-enrollee at UM, is currently suspended by the Wolverines. Mitchell was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016, according to Rivals.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Cespedes insists he won't opt out

    OF Yoenis Cespedes plans to honor all three years of his current $75 million contract with the Mets, he told the Bergen Record's Matt Ehalt. According to multiple reports, Cespedes can opt out his current deal after this season, pocket $27.5 million from 2016 and again become a free agent. Or, he can continue to play for the Mets through 2018, earning $25 million each of his three seasons. In the event he opts out, unlike last offseason, Cespedes will be eligible for a qualifying offer, which would give the Mets a compensation pick if he signs with a new team for 2017. In 155 games since joining the Mets last summer, Cespedes is batting .292 with 42 HR and 108 RBI, while playing left and center

    SNY
  • Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Andrew Miller induces worst swing of the season with nasty slider

    With that said, we just can’t think of another way to describe this beautiful slider from Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller. Allow us to set the scene: With the Indians up by one run in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics, the club turned to Miller to close things out. It was pretty evident Miller had his good stuff during the outing, striking out the first two hitters he faced on just seven pitches.

    Big League Stew
  • NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode 36: Jimmie Johnson

    In the span of less than a week, the long-term sponsor outlook of JR Motorsports dramatically has shifted from potentially bleak to firmly bright. On the heels of NASCAR phenom William Byron being added to the Xfinity Series team for the 2017 season (as part of a multiyear deal with Hendrick Motorsports), JRM announced Wednesday that sponsor OneMain has reversed course and decided to remain on Elliott Sadler’s No. 1 Chevrolet. “When we found out this was going to happen, my wife and I just cried that whole morning tears of joy knowing there’s so much stability,” Sadler, 41, told NBC Sports. OneMain, which initially had informed JRM nearly two months ago of its plan to leave NASCAR, will sponsor Sadler for 20 races in each of the next two seasons, JRM general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

    Cagewriter
  • John Wall and Bradley Beal are trying to learn to like each other

    John Wall and Bradley Beal feel the love. The Washington Wizards have been an excellent example of that difficulty. General manager Ernie Grunfeld opened this decade by selecting two very promising guards in John Wall (the first-overall pick in 2010) and Bradley Beal (third in 2012), and both have impressed enough to earn max-level contracts as the future leaders of the franchise.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Gary Sanchez shines, Joe Girardi confounds in a Yankees loss

    Over the weekend I saw a Yankees writer compare Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to the “Core Four” Yankees, Jeter/Rivera/Posada/Pettitte. That’s totally reasonable for a couple of guys who have played fewer than 30 games combined. Nope, no one in New York overhypes anything. Still, hard not to notice that they’re off to nice starts. Particularly Sanchez. The Yankees new catcher is hotter than all get-out to start his major league career, batting .385/.429/.831 with eight homers and 15 RBI in his first 17 games. Last night against the Mariners he hit two bombs. Earlier in the day he was named the American League Player of the Week. That’s pretty darn spiffy. Judge is not slouching

    HardballTalk
  • Zach Johnson 'Rather Watch Sports That Should Be in Olympics' Instead of Golf

    In fact, he said Monday that he didn't even give Olympic golf a chance to win him over -- he refused to watch it at all. "I didn't watch golf. I'd rather watch the sports that should be in the Olympics," he said. "I'd rather watch the athletes who train for four years for that one week. Johnson was not happy with the way the Olympics affected the pros' schedule this summer and said he might support Olympic golf if amateurs played and if the tournament existed in a team format.

    Golf
  • Fantasy football 2016 mock draft, Rounds 1-3: Lamar Miller cracks the top-five

    Lamar Miller, first round fantasy asset. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) National Draft Day is almost upon us, everyone. Time to get seriously serious about your prep. Beginning today, the Yahoo Sports fantasy crew is going to mock draft

    Roto Arcade
  • Two Manchester United youngsters find new clubs; One for good

    Championship club Reading hasn’t kept a clean sheet since an Opening Day win, and has turned to a Manchester United defender to fix that. The Royals have signed Tyler Blackett, 22, to a three-year deal. He ends his United career with 12 appearances, 11 in the Premier League, and a trio of loan spells (Celtic, Blackpool, Birmingham City). Also leaving Old Trafford, albeit only for a year, is promising defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. He’s off to Wolverhampton, who sits third in the Championship after four matches. The Manchester-born 19-year-old made 14 appearances last season for Louis Van Gaal, having been with the club since he was a 6 year-old. From the BBC: “My aim is to play as many games

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. out at least two more races; Bowman and Gordon to sub

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have missed A Minimum of seven races in 2016 . You won’t be seeing Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a Sprint Cup car until the Richmond race at the earliest. Hendrick Motorsports said Wednesday that Earnhardt has not been cleared to resume racing by doctors for at least the next two race weekends.

    From The Marbles
  • David Price pitches the Red Sox back into first place

    Now this is the David Price for whom the Red Sox paid $217 million, the ace Boston thought could lead it back to the World Series. This David Price, he threw eight shutout innings on Monday night as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. The Red Sox hadn’t had a share of first place in the AL East since July 20.

    Big League Stew
  • Logan Couture to replace Jamie Benn on Canada's World Cup roster

    Getty Images Logan Couture will find himself in Toronto next month after he was named to Canada’s World Cup of Hockey roster replacing Jamie Benn. Awesome Logan Couture quote about Sidney Crosby's faceoff cheating: "He's on my (World Cup) team now, so

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  • Son of a Miami legend vying to be backup to quarterback Brad Kaaya

    The Miami walk-on quarterback who wears No. 14 on his orange jersey is not some anonymous teenager taking reps every now and then. Neither is the young man competing with him to back up one of the nation’s top signal-callers. With the Hurricanes’ opener against FAMU a week from Saturday, Vincent Testaverde – the son of 1986 UM Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde – is vying to be the No. 2 man behind standout Brad Kaaya. And so is Malik Rosier – the scholarship quarterback who led UM to the miracle win at Duke last season. “I was of course nervous at first,’’ Testaverde said Tuesday after practice, then added that when he was told late last week he “was going to be competing for the No. 2 spot,

    Miami Herald
  • Welcome back, T.J. Rivera

    The Mets will promote T.J. Rivera from Triple-A to temporarily replace 2B Neil Walker, who will be away from the team on paternity leave through the end of the week. In nine games before being demoted, Rivera, 27, hit .355 with two doubles and three RBI in 31 at bats. He had at least one hit in five of the seven games he started, while playing second and third base. Rivera has minor-league experience playing all four infield positions, including 34 games at first base. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me Rivera was one the team's hottest hitters when he was demoted the day the Mets activated Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera. He consistently had nice at bats,

    SNY