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BOSTON - APRIL 15: A man is down at the scene on Boylston Street after two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
  • NASCAR says Gibbs’ sandbagging strategy was legal at Talladega; didn’t violate 100 percent rule

    A NASCAR official affirmed Monday morning that Joe Gibbs Racing didn’t violate the “100 percent rule” by electing to run at the back of the pack Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR rulebook requires drivers “to race at 100 percent of their ability,” but NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell said the JGR cars didn’t run afoul of the law because they pursued a strategy. “I’d say they do not fall into (the 100 percent rule),” O’Donnell said Monday during his weekly appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio’s The Morning Drive.

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  • VIDEO: Chelsea’s Pedro capitalizes on Manchester United error 30 seconds in

    Just 30 seconds into Jose Mourinho’s return, Manchester United trailed. A long ball over the top from Marcos Alonso seemed ill-fated with three defenders surrounding Pedro, but Chris Smalling never collected himself and Pedro snuck through, snatching the ball and rounding David De Gea to put the Blues up almost immediately. His goal is the fastest in the Premier League this season. The game exploded open following the goal, with Manchester United looking for an equalizer almost straight away. Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed over and Marcus Rashford caused problems down the left inside the opening 10 minutes.

  • Cavs Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Iman Shumpert, Mo Williams and More

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing for the start of the 2016-17 regular season, but they first need to make sure the roster is set...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

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  • Early Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 8

    Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football expert Liz Loza reveals her top three waiver claims for Week 8 based on Sunday’s early game results.

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  • Report: Yi Jianlian has asked for release, will be waived by Lakers

    On paper, Chinese center Yi Jianlian made a lot of sense for the Lakers, especially in Luke Walton’s system — he was the only floor spacing big on the roster. Watching Yi at the Olympics, it was easy to imagine it working out for him in the NBA this time around. In practice, he was struggling to find a consistent role with the team. He had averaged less than 11 minutes a game in the preseason, shooting 35 percent overall and 16.7 percent from three. His defense wasn’t good, and he remains a player who doesn’t exactly have a high motor. With Julius Randle, Larry Nance, Timofey Mozgov, and Tarik Black, Yi wasn’t finding a consistent niche. So he has asked out of his contract and the Lakers are

  • Disastrous Break, Quadruple Bogey Derails PGA Tour Player's Chance at Win

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Justin Thomas Defends Title at CIMB Classic Justin Thomas battled back from a four-shot deficit during the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lampur to successfully defend his 2015 title.Anirban Lahiri had one of the

  • Kyle Hendricks' masterful start sends Cubs to World Series

    When it comes to pitchers who have won a NLCS game to send the Chicago Cubs to the World Series, the list consists of exactly one member: Kyle Hendricks. While many expected his counterpart Clayton Kershaw to turn in the night’s defining start, the 26-year-old righthander was brilliant instead. Hendricks threw 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball in the Cubs’ 5-0 win in Saturday’s Game 6, allowing only two hits while striking out six and walking none.

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  • NFL Winners and Losers: Time to place Matthew Stafford among NFL's best

    It only seems like Matthew Stafford has been quarterback of the Detroit Lions forever. Stafford is still fairly young. He’s 28. Sunday’s game was his 100th NFL start. We expect instant results from our quarterbacks, but players are still allowed to improve

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  • The Jimmy Vesey show leads Rangers over Capitals

    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin had the big highlight early in the game on Saturday night, but it was New York Rangers rookie Jimmy Vesey that ended up stealing the show. Vesey scored a pair of goals for the Rangers — the first multi-goal game of his career —  to help lead his team to a 4-2 win in Washington. Even though he had never played a game in the NHL before this season, Vesey was still one of the most sought after free agents this summer after he completed his college career at Harvard. He eventually signed an entry level deal with the Rangers, and given how much attention his free agency saga generated it seemed hard to believe that he could ever match the hype. Especially

  • The tragic story of the champion Jewish fencer who fought for Hitler

    She represented Germany at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics, bringing home a gold medal. Four years later, she competed in the Los Angeles Games. Two hours before her final matches, she learned that her boyfriend had died in a military training accident. She finished fifth. Mayer stayed in California and attended college for international law, hoping to perhaps become a diplomat for her country one day. In 1933, Hitler and the Nazi Party took power in Germany, and quickly set to work stripping away the rights of Jewish citizens — including Mayer, whose father was Jewish. Mayer’s membership in her hometown fencing club was revoked, and it became clear she could not return to Germany. The former

  • Gary Cahill doubles Chelsea's lead

    Off a Chelsea corner kick the ball falls to Gary Cahill who smashes the ball into the back of the net to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead over Manchester United.

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  • Lewis Hamilton ignites F1 title fightback with comfortable USGP victory

    Lewis Hamilton began his fightback in the race for the 2016 Formula 1 drivers’ championship by dominating proceedings in the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Sunday. Hamilton arrived at the Circuit of The Americas without a grand prix victory since the end of July, a run that allowed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to move into a 33-point lead at the top of the championship standings. Hamilton took pole position on Saturday ahead of Rosberg, and managed to convert the result into a comfortable victory on Sunday, his fifth in the United States. Race starts had been a key point of focus for Hamilton after setbacks in Japan and Italy, and the extra attention paid off as he made a seamless getaway from pole.

  • Blocked field goal helps Penn State shock No. 2 Ohio State

    The knock on James Franklin during his time at Penn State has been his teams coming up small in the biggest games. In front of a raucous whiteout crowd Saturday night at Beaver Stadium, the unranked Nittany Lions upset No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21. The Nittany Lions overcame a 21-7 fourth-quarter deficit to complete the comeback.

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  • Michael Crabtree touched his shoulder and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct

    Michael Crabtree is one unsportsmanlike conduct penalty from an automatic ejection after getting penalized for doing nothing wrong. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree wasn’t able to avoid the penalty Sunday, even though he didn’t even do one. Crabtree celebrated a 2-yard touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars just before halftime by tossing the ball.

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  • Mets plan to slow-play market for Yoenis Cespedes

    The Mets want to bring back Yoenis Cespedes, "but they probably wouldn't chase him if he got an enormous long-term deal elsewhere," given his age and the streaky nature of his production, according to weekend report from ESPN.com's Buster Olney. According to multiple reports, Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent. There is mutual interest in having him return to the Mets. However, "There is no urgency," a source told Olney, who says the Mets are open to effectively updating his current deal with another opt-out clause. Cespedes has until three days after the end of the World Series to decide whether to opt out of his current contract with the Mets, ESPN.com's

  • Godwinks and hallelujah: Cubs reward faithful fans with long-awaited pennant

    CHICAGO—Torture and ridicule finally relinquished their 71-year hold on the Cubs thanks to the goodness of godwinks. As lifelong Cubs fan Rhena Knourek, now 82 years old, told me two years ago at Cubs Convention, the annual mid-winter Hajj for the most devout of the Cubbie flock, godwinks are seemingly random moments of ordinary life that actually occur because of heavenly direction. A godwink is Carlos Ruiz of the Dodgers, the penultimate batter of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series Saturday night at Wrigley Field, hitting a foul pop fly with nearly the same trajectory as the one hit by Luis Castillo of the Marlins in the last NLCS Game 6 at Wrigley.

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  • Why Browns coach Hue Jackson took off his headset during loss to Bengals

    There is one winless team in the NFL, and their head coach isn’t willing to accept what’s going on. The 0-7 Cleveland Browns might be getting a pass amid the afterglow of a Cavaliers NBA championship and the Indians’ appearance in the World Series this week, but that’s not how Hue Jackson sees it. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton took over the play-calling duties for the final 5:02 in the game after Jackson called a timeout and ripped his team.

    Shutdown Corner
  • NFL: Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

    "I just want to do a positive dialogue because I'm sick of arguing over race all the time," Barkley said. "Like, I'm very aware that racism does exist, it always has and probably always will, but the media does a really poor job. There's more good than bad, but the bad pops off the newspaper and on television. And like I said, the truth is somewhere in the middle." On one hand, he seems an unlikely choice to be looking for it. In a Nike commercial during his playing career, he said himself he's no role model , and he still doesn't like the term now. And wearing a Ralph Lauren sweater and matching brown slacks during a lunch at a Manhattan restaurant Tuesday before slipping into a tuxedo for the

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  • Shibutanis win dance, Japan's Uno wins Skate America men's

    Americans Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won the ice dance title, while teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue finished second Sunday at Skate America. Japan's Shoma Uno claimed the men's championship earlier in the day, with Americans Jason Brown and Adam Rippon finishing second and third in the opening event of the Grand Prix season.

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  • How Jerry Jones Will Ruin Another Dallas Cowboys Season

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down with another back injury during the team’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. At first, it looked like “America’s Team” lost the 2016 season for good. Despite owner/General Manager Jerry Jones’s best ego-driven attempts at destroying their roster, the Dallas Cowboys built a team capable of contending in the NFC (credit actually goes to Jones’s son, Stephen, and his team of scouts and executives) — if an above-average starting quarterback remains on the roster. As it turns out, the Cowboys may be better off without Romo in their lineup — if Jones lets it happen. In our opinion, Dallas has the premier offensive line in the NFL.

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  • Knicks' Jennings has chip on shoulder after 29 other teams passed on him

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive If it seemed as though the Knicks got themselves a bargain on Brandon Jennings (one-year, $5 million contract), it's because there wasn't much of a bidding war to be had. In a Q&A with Newsday, the guard said New York was the only team that offered him a contract this past offseason. "Actually I didn't get any offers from any other team but New York. A lot was because of my Achilles, nobody knew how healthy I was and things like that," Jennings confessed. His past injury is a difficult one to climb one's way back from. It's safe to say that even in a backup role with the Pistons and Magic last season, he never looked quite like himself. That surely worked

  • Winners and Losers: The pool of CFP candidates is thinning

    There’s a little more than a week until the first official College Football Playoff rankings are announced, and there are still a handful of teams that could make the Top 4. As we saw Saturday with Ohio State, it’s difficult to stay at the top of the heap and more often than not the teams that appear at the top of the first CFP rankings aren’t necessarily the teams that go on to actually play in the playoff. Alabama: Can anyone topple the Tide? For a moment on Saturday, Texas A&M made it look possible, but a few mistakes later and the Tide were heading off the field with another dominant victory.

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  • Kirk Cousins' Hilarious Handoff Gaffe Has Given Us The Nutfumble

    Kirk Cousins remains one of the most fascinatingly inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL. Cousins went back to hand off to Matt Jones when he got his foot stepped on by an offensive lineman. Not really his fault! But Cousins’ desperation handoff to Jones was a bit of brilliant physical comedy that isn’t easy to forget.

  • How will DeAndre Hopkins perform in Denver?

    Yahoo Sports' Fantasy Football Live crew looks ahead to Monday night's meeting between the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos.

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  • Verlander deal? Astros all-in? Why MLB hot stove could be trade-heavy

    There is a growing sense among executives that the trade market is going to be active this offseason fueled by these factors: 1. Arguably the worst free-agent starting-pitching class ever is upon us. Rich Hill is the best starter available. He is a terrific craftsman. He also is 37 in March, has not made it through a full season as a starter since 2007, and no team can simply wave off concerns about blisters because he relies so much on his curveball, which creates intense friction on his fingers against the ball’s seams. And the class goes down-Hill from there. Thus, in the old game of supply-and-demand, if teams have anything from a good-to-great pitcher they are willing to trade, the time

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