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VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Sergio Garcia of Spain waits on the 8th hole 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 Ian Walton/Getty Images)
  • NBA Pulls 2017 All-Star Game Out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Over 'Anti-LGBT' Law

    The NBA has pulled its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina in the wake of the passage of a controversial measure that has been criticized as anti-LGBT. "Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte became prominent, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets have been working diligently to foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change," the NBA said.

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  • Matt Holliday exits game after being hit in the face by a pitch

    Matt Holliday was hit in the face by a 95 MPH Andrew Cashner fastball during the sixth inning of Thursday night’s game at Busch Stadium. As ESPN Mark Saxon explains, Holliday tried to stay in the game, but he was ultimately replaced with pinch-runner Mike Leake. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Holliday had a bloody nose. I won’t embed it, but you can click here to see the video if you are so inclined. From what’s been reported, it doesn’t sound like it’s serious for Holliday, but it’s good that the Cardinals played it safe with their veteran outfielder. We should know more about his condition after the game. Holliday went 0-for-2 prior to getting hit with Cashner’s fastball.

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  • 2016 Tour de France: Stage 19 Recap

    Overall leader Chris Froome suffered a rough crash during a sharp turn towards the end of the stage. He had to use his teammates' bike to finish the race.

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  • Cowboys move into new, over-the-top, $1.5 billion practice facility

    The Star features the Cowboys’ offices, two outdoor practice fields and a 12,000-seat indoor stadium. The Cowboys packed up their headquarters in Irving, the iconic Valley Ranch, last month, after calling it home for over 30 years. The Star features two outdoor practice fields, a 12,000-seat indoor stadium that the city’s high school teams will use, a franchise hall of fame, and an entertainment area with shops, restaurants and a hotel.

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  • VIDEO: Worst own goal ever from Minnesota United goalkeeper?

    This is unfortunate. During Bournemouth’s 4-0 friendly win over Minnesota United on Wednesday goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock had a moment of madness. It surely has to be one of the worst, if not the worst, own goals of all-time. For some reason as he goes to throw the ball out, the ball gets stuck to his glove and he throws it behind him and into the empty net. Cameroon international Ndjock, 26, tried to rescue the situation but only ended up in the back of the net with the ball. It was a horrible moment for the goalkeeper who, along with Minnesota United, is due to arrive in Major League Soccer for either the 2017 or 2018 season. See the video of the crazy own goal below as I’m sure we will be seeing

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  • MLB Power Rankings: Cubs rebound as Nats surge towards top

    Family game night! (Also, find the “Pokemon Go.”) The rankings (records through Wednesday): The Chicago Cubs jumped back to the top spot in our Power Rankings. (Getty Images)1. Chicago Cubs (57-37; Previous: 3) – Why they fight … Cards Against Humanity

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  • What the iconic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card means to a generation of fans

    My weekly allowance was $3, and packs of Upper Deck baseball cards, the coolest things I’d ever seen, with their impossibly white borders and holograms on the back – holograms! – were $2 apiece, so I’d resigned myself to one. Ken, the mustachioed man who ran the place and a couple years earlier sold me my first baseball cards, said he’d give me two for $3. Baseball cards were the first drug I ever tried, and they hooked me immediately.

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  • Mercedes ‘optimistic’ Rosberg will avoid gearbox penalty

    Mercedes is “optimistic” that Nico Rosberg will avoid a gearbox penalty at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix despite hitting trouble two weeks ago at Silverstone. Rosberg lost seventh gear during the closing stages of the British Grand Prix, prompting Mercedes to give him instructions over the radio to prevent a terminal failure. Although the messages were deemed to have been in breach of the sporting regulations, a 10-second time penalty meant that Rosberg only dropped to third, retaining the lead of the drivers’ championship in the process. Gearboxes are required to last six grands prix under the 2016 regulations, Rosberg taking his last two rounds ago in Austria after crashing in FP3.

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  • Islanders planning Brooklyn escape to Queens: Report

    Are the New York Islanders planning their escape from Barclays Center? The Islanders are in talks with the Wilpon family, owners of the New York Mets, about building an arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, according to sports columnist Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg News, who is the first mainstream source to report rumors that have been kicking around New York recently. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s current home at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center if the Islanders’ owners and arena officials can’t agree on a series of hockey-specific improvements, said the people, who asked for anonymity because the negotiations are private.

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  • The Diamondbacks are considering firing Chip Hale

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks are considering making a managerial change. The rumor is that Chip Hale would be replaced by Phil Nevin, who currently manages the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate. Dbacks General Manager Dave Stewart told Rosenthal, “I can’t comment on rumors.” Which isn’t exactly on the “vote of confidence” side of the ledger.

    NBC Sports
  • Teen arrested in deadly Southwest Philadelphia shooting over basketball game

    Philadelphia police say they have one person in custody and are seeking another for the murder of a 15-year-old boy as he left a basketball game.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
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  • Could the Yankees release Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira?

    The Yankees, at 48-46, are waffling between considering themselves buyers or sellers heading into the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. Part of the reason the club hasn’t performed better is because first baseman Mark Teixiera and DH Alex Rodriguez have both been underwhelming offensively. Rodriguez has a .640 OPS and his playing time was reduced recently, limiting him to left-handed starters. Teixeira, who missed some time last month with a knee injury, has a .591 OPS. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that some in the Yankees’ organization have discussed, in the event the club decides to commit to selling, whether or not to simply release Rodriguez and Teixeira. Rodriguez is owed

    HardballTalk
  • On Pokemon Go, why so many people are choosing Team Mystic

    Pokemon Go players choose teams like consumers choose cellphone plans. Millions of Pokemon Go players are choosing sides in their virtual hunts for Pokemon, which has taken them onto the streets, but their reasoning may be more related to the rudimentary psychological theories of choice rather than ambition or even personality. When players reach level five of Pokemon Go (NTDOY) they reach a gym where they can train, but they must first pick a team.

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  • WATCH: That awful own goal in Minnesota? #BlameItOnTheJelly

    But cheers to United and the Cameroonian backstop for providing this “behind the scenes footage” of his pregame meal before the Wednesday friendly against Bournemouth. Hey, if you’re going to have a world-wide gaffe against a Premier League, why not have fun with it (Especially if you’ve been capped thrice by your national team and are, by all accounts, a pretty good ‘keep).

    ProSoccerTalk
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  • Gabby Douglas: Inside the Mind of an Olympic Champion

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist and all-around gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas is vying for an unprecedented feat — earning her second all-around Olympic title in Rio this summer. Here, the star athlete and performer, who earned the nickname “Flying

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  • Richard Childress Racing moving closer to setting 2017 driver lineup

    INDIANAPOLIS — Car owner Richard Childress anticipates he’ll know his 2017 driver lineup within three weeks. While Childress told NBC Sports on Thursday that “we’ve still got a couple of months before we make any real decisions,’’ he did say that “we’ll kind of know in the next two or three weeks. We’ll have a direction.’’ The main question for the three-car organization is Ryan Newman’s status. He’s in the final year of his contract, and Childress’ grandson, Ty Dillon, appears set to move to Sprint Cup next season. Newman is in his third season at RCR and enters Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN) 12th in the points after back-to-back top-10 finishes. The team also

    NASCAR Talk
  • How sparring with Manny Pacquiao gave Viktor Postol newfound confidence

    Can Viktor Postol overcome the odds against Terence Crawford on Saturday? LAS VEGAS – Viktor Postol’s introduction to Freddie Roach wasn’t quite as random as Manny Pacquiao’s, but Postol is hopeful that aligning with the seven-time Trainer of the Year can have a fraction of the positive impact upon him that it had on the Filipino superstar. Roach turned Pacquiao from a good but unknown fighter with plenty of flaws into a world champion in a record eight weight divisions.

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  • Which NHL goal scorers were luckiest this season? (Trending Topics)

    A shot from Alex Ovechkin from x location in a high-danger area has a greater chance of going in than one from Zac Rinaldo or even Lee Stempniak. With this in mind, we can reasonably extrapolate that guys like Patrick Kane, who led the league in points and finished second in goals only behind Ovechkin are generally going to appear to be more “lucky” than the average NHLer when their stats are viewed without context. What that basically means is that Kane had a shooting percentage of 16 percent in all situations last year, nearly doubling the NHL average of 8.5 percent.

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  • Braves trade rumors: Braves continue to publicly deny Teheran trade interest

    Another day has come and gone as the march towards the trade deadline progresses, and publicly, the story remains the same as far as Julio Teheran is concerned — the Braves are declaring that he isn’t for sale. Jon Heyman relayed the news in his latest column for Today’s Knuckleball, and although he did mention that the Braves are still taking calls on their top pitcher, they still aren’t budging on their steep price. Additionally, Heyman mentioned that the Braves are also battling perception problems as well. Teheran would be a major trade chip. But the Braves still won’t hear of it. “We have no intention of trading him,” a Braves official said for the third straight week. Braves higher-ups

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  • AccuWeather: Dangerous Heat On the Way

    Meteorologist Karen Rogers says we start to heat-up today, but record breaking heat is on the way.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
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  • Yasiel Puig leaves the Dodgers-Nats game with an apparent injury

    Great timing, Yasiel. Yasiel Puig was removed from this afternoon’s game against the Nationals with an apparent hamstring injury. Puig was trying to leg out a grounder in the top of the seventh inning but was seen to “crow hop” as he crossed the bag and then went directly into the visitor’s tunnel. Scott Van Slyke took over in right field in the bottom of the seventh. Puig has been subject to trade rumors of late, with the Dodgers said to both be considering moving him and looking to make a big splash of some sort at the trade deadline, possibly for a top-end starting pitcher. Obviously those two things could go together, with Puig being sent in a package for said pitcher. But not if he’s hurt

    HardballTalk
  • Stephen Curry: “I wasn’t too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the” Olympics

    Right now, Stephen Curry is basking in the 78-degree weather at beautiful Lake Tahoe — right on the California/Nevada border — getting ready to play in the weekend’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament (which will be broadcast on NBC). Curry pulled out of the Rio Games during the NBA Finals, but said he isn’t happy about it in a Facebook Live chat from Tahoe (hat tip the Mercury News for the transcription). “I wasn’t too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the Games… I wish I would be able to play in those. “When I got hurt in the playoffs and knew that the recovery time over the course of summer was going to be important for me to get ready for next year, I tried to give Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) and Mr. Colangelo (Jerry Colangelo) and the whole USA staff more time to figure out what they need to figure out for the roster.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Manchester United’s Mourinho refuses to sign Chelsea shirt (video)

    The Special One may be a Chelsea legend, but he’s leaving it in the past. Jose Mourinho was signing autographs during Manchester United’s tour of China, and video surfaced of him shaking off a fan holding out a Chelsea jersey. Mourinho shakes his head and smirks at the fan as if to say, “Appreciate the support, but not going to happen.” He had more than 200 wins as Chelsea boss, with three Premier League crowns, three League Cups and an FA Cup on his resume from two stints leading the Stamford Bridge set. But he was fired less than half a season after lifting that third PL trophy, and clearly he’s not feeling it. Still, can’t expect every admirer to buy a new shirt that quick, can you?

    ProSoccerTalk
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  • Odell Beckham, Jr Has A New Round Of Trash Talk For Josh Norman

    Odell Beckham, Jr. and Josh Norman probably have the most heated and entertaining player-to-player rivalry in the NFL, and the Giants wide receiver thinks that Norman is making sure to keep it that way… for his own benefit. Beckham, Jr. is the subject of a new GQ feature in which he talks about house-sitting for Drake and takes pictures in outrageously expensive clothing (including $2,000 pants!), as one does when interviewed by GQ. This spring, after nearly winning the Super Bowl with Carolina, Norman signed with Washington, the Giants’ NFC East nemesis, guaranteeing at least two Beckham-Norman face-offs each and every season.

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  • What might have been: Jeff Gordon said he was asked to drive for Tony Stewart in Daytona 500

    Jeff Gordon said Friday that he was asked to drive for Tony Stewart in the Daytona 500 after Stewart suffered an offseason back injury, but Gordon could not drive because of his commitments with Fox Sports. Gordon was among a group with Stewart in the California sand dunes in January when Stewart got separated from the pack and was injured after a hard landing. Stewart missed the first eight races of the season.

    NBC Sports