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A defeated Chael Sonnen is seen after losing to Champion Jon Jones in their UFC 159 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight title bout in Newark, N.J., Saturday, April 27,2013. Jones retained his title via first round TKO. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

A defeated Chael Sonnen is seen after losing to Champion Jon Jones in their UFC 159 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight title bout in Newark, N.J., Saturday, April 27,2013. Jones retained his title via first round TKO. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

UFC 159: Jon Jones makes quick work of Chael Sonnen

Jon Jones shut Chael Sonnen up quick with a first-round TKO, but suffered a gruesome (viewer warning, we really mean gruesome) toe injury in the process.

  • Ladies European Tour event suspended after on-course caddie death

    The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour was suspended during the first round on Wednesday following the on-course death of a caddie. The caddie’s name was not released, but Dubai media reported the caddie was carrying for Anne-Lise Caudal. The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters began on Wednesday.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Should Dallas Cowboys rest Dak Prescott?

    Jerry Jones insists that the Cowboys won't rest their starters as they hope stars like Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot will keep their momentum heading into the playoffs.

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  • Larry Bird always knew his style of play would break his body, but he couldn't stop

    This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of Larry Bird’s retirement from professional basketball. The Legend remains one of the most revered and decorated players in the history of the sport — a 12-time All-Star, three-time champion, a three-time Most Valuable Player and one of the greatest shooters ever to set foot on a basketball court. Thirteen seasons of hard-charging play against some of the best big men and wingmen the NBA had to offer — plus another two full seasons of postseason games, which most players will tell you take an even greater toll on you than regular-season contests — did a number on the Boston Celtics magician’s body, most notably his back, forcing him to step away from the sport at age 35, just 209 points shy of 22,000 for his illustrious career.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • David Ortiz teases return after Red Sox trade for Chris Sale

    Retired Red Sox star David Ortiz reiterated all season and continued promising after the fact that he has no intentions of playing again in 2017 or beyond. Could it be though that Boston’s monumental trade for Chicago White Sox Chris Sale on Tuesday has Big Papi rethinking his decision? “Thinking” can be interpreted any number of ways, of course, but if Ortiz is seriously thinking about what Red Sox fans hope he’s thinking about, then now might be a good time for them to start praying.

    Big League Stew
  • People Won’t Stop Messing With This UFC Fighter’s Cars

    Anthony Pettis doesn’t seem like the sort of guy you’d want to mess with. Pettis, 29, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, meaning his chosen occupation is ceremoniously beating other men to a bloody pulp. Between August 2013 and March 2015, Pettis was the UFC Lightweight Champion.

    The Drive
  • Dustin Johnson Used to Play for Himself, But Now He's Playing With a Purpose

    Now, with the support of his fiancée, Paulina, and guidance from Wayne Gretzky, he plays with a purpose, a family at his side, and a U.S. Open already in the bag. The sun is beginning to drop behind the foothills that frame Sherwood Country Club, the Southern California enclave the Gretzkys call home and to which Johnson was recently bestowed an honorary membership.

    Golf
  • Chris Sale joins Red Sox in blockbuster trade

    Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan explains how the acquisition of the starting pitcher puts Boston in the driver's seat in the American League.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Charity Auction: Bid to win 2016 Reading Royals Kiss-themed jersey

    The Reading Royals are one of those minor league hockey teams that continuously come up with unique specialty jerseys for their players to wear. From Halloween looks to ugly Christmas sweater designs, the ECHL side are one of the best in the business at the jersey game. As we’ve done on two previous occasions, we’re teaming up with the Royals for a charity auction featuring an authentic Kiss-themed jersey (not game worn) that the team wore during their Nov. 26 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones.

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  • Arsenal wins Champions League group in the one year when it doesn't help, which is so Arsenal

    Arsenal, the kings of the impressive wins in the European games that don’t matter as much, with resounding victories in the hopeless second legs and such, smashed FC Basel 4-1 on Tuesday to clinch Group A in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League. Going into the sixth and final round of group play, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain both sat on 11 points. PSG, however, controlled the tiebreaker on head-to-head away goals, since the teams were tied on head-to-head points after two draws, as well as goal difference and goals scored.

    FC Yahoo
  • Orioles won't sign Jose Bautista because their fans don't like him

    The Orioles were brutally honest with Jose Bautista. Well, we found out Tuesday that the Baltimore Orioles are the spiteful ex of baseball. After meeting with Jose Bautisa’s camp Tuesday, the Orioles offered up a cold-blooded reason for passing on the outfielder.

    Big League Stew
  • Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for anthem may hurt him in free agency

    Colin Kaepernick will likely opt out of his contract, which leaves the 49ers with a difficult call. Should they extend him or let him test the market which may hold anthem protest against him.

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  • J.R. Smith leaves Cavs-Raptors in serious pain after left knee injury

    Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith left the team’s Monday night meeting with the conference rival Toronto Raptors after suffering a scary left knee injury that left the veteran sharpshooter in evident agony on the court at the Air Canada Centre. Smith drove around Raptors defender DeMar DeRozan into the paint, then raised up to loft a floater over the outstretched arms of center Jonas Valanciunas. The ball softly splashed through the net for two points, but as it was doing so, Smith was landing awkwardly on the baseline, jamming his left foot into the ground in a halting step that stopped his momentum and immediately sent him to his knees on the court.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Yankees interested in Tejada

    The Yankees are interested in former Astros 3B Luis Valbuena, according to Valbuena's representative Steve Schneider. Schneider said the Yankees are one of "several" teams in "ongoing" dialogue about Valbuena, and while the third basemen has already received a few offers, Schneider would not say if the Yankees made one. However he did describe talks with the Yankees as "continuing." Valbuena was off to a solid start in 2016, hitting 13 HRs and 40 RBIs to go with his .260 BA and career-high .816 OPS, before injuring his hamstring in late July. The injury would eventually require surgery, forcing the 31-year old to miss the remainder of the season. Schneider would not state what type of deal his

    SNY
  • Dillashaw has ‘a lot of mixed emotions’ about Faber retiring

    Just a little over a year ago, the feud between Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber and Duane Ludwig boiled over in a major way, leading to a very public and nasty falling out between Faber and Ludwig’s star pupil, ex-UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Much has been said since then between the two sides, and Dillashaw still remains estranged from his former friend and mentor. Yet with Faber set to retire a week before Dillashaw’s next fight at UFC 207, Dillashaw knows he will inevitably be asked about the man who first introduced him to mixed martial arts, and despite everything that has gone on over the past year, he is conflicted about how it feels to see the end of Faber’s run. “I

    MMA Fighting
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

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  • The Penguins are playing a brand of hockey from another era — and it’s a treat for hockey fans

    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are doing their part this season to single-handedly address the NHL’s ongoing goal scoring shortage. At both ends of the ice. After their 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night — an insane game that featured both teams making a goaltending change, a hat trick, a penalty shot, a fluke goal bouncing off the glass, three replay reviews, and a random appearance by actors Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston in the stands — the Penguins find themselves at the top, and bottom, of pretty much every major offensive and defensive category. Just consider: Their 3.31 goals per game average is the second best in the NHL behind only the New York Rangers. Their 3.04

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Novak Djokovic splits with coach Boris Becker

    (CNN)Another chapter was added to Novak Djokovic's tumultuous year when the Serb announced he was parting company with coach Boris Becker, ending a fruitful partnership that produced six grand slam titles in three years. Speculation that the German wouldn't be part of Djokovic's team next year has been rife and when the retired six-time grand slam winner couldn't confirm to CNN late last month with the campaign over that an agreement was in place to continue their collaboration, a split seemed the inevitable conclusion. Indeed, Djokovic took to social media to break the news late Tuesday. "After three very successful years, Boris Becker and I have jointly decided to end our cooperation," Djokovic said on his official Facebook page.

    CNN
  • Pro golfer experiments with bizarre new croquet-style putting technique

    Bryson DeChambeau is golf’s equivalent of a mad scientist. His swing is unique and unconventional, yet he’s used it to such great effect that his technique could usher-in something of a revolution. But for all DeChambeau’s success from tee-to-green — he ranked 17th on the PGA Tour last season — his progress has been hampered by his struggles on the greens. He ranked 166th on tour in Strokes Gained/Putting last year, so now, he’s trying something new. At the Franklin Templeton Shootout this week, the former U.S. Am champ employed a side-saddle putting technique… It’s unusual, of course, but not unprecedented. Golf legend Sam Snead wasthe first to employ it after coming down with a potentially

    For The Win
  • Bryce Harper, Nats at odds over $400M contract demands

    Bryce Harper could leave the Nationals in two years. Start putting away extra money in your piggy banks now, MLB teams, because Bryce Harper is going to be a free-agent after 2018 … probably. Harper is reportedly seeking a record-breaking 10-year, $400 million deal, and that might be outside what the Washington Nationals are willing to pay for his services, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

    Big League Stew
  • Thomas Bjorn: Five Things to Know About the New Ryder Cup Captain

    Thomas Bjorn has been named captain of the 2018 European Ryder Cup team. The Europeans have won every time Bjorn has played on the team, and until the 2016 Cup, Bjorn was 3-0 as a vice captain as well.

    Golf
  • Jayson Williams calls himself 'a coward' for his role in his limo driver's 2002 shooting, coverup

    It has nearly been 15 years since Costas “Gus” Christofi, a limousine driver working to shepherd former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams and his litany of friends around for a wild night out, was accidentally shot to death in Williams’ New Jersey estate. After a series of deadlocked juries and retrials Williams later pled guilty to aggravated assault in the rifle death in 2010, and the former Nets center was found guilty on four counts of attempting to cover up his role in Christofi’s death. Williams, free since 2012 and working with an alcohol problem prior to Christofi’s death, is clearly still working through the aftermath after all but abandoning the post-NBA career that seemed so expertly laid out for him.

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  • Sheriff Defends Delayed Arrest in Slaying of Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight

    A Louisiana sheriff today defended his department's four-day delay in arresting Ronald Gasser, the man accused of shooting and killing former NFL player Joe McKnight in an apparent road rage incident. We're here to announce the arrest that Ronald get

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  • Report: Cubs close to acquiring Wade Davis from the Royals

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Cubs are close to acquiring closer Wade Davis from the Royals. It’s been widely speculated today that the Royals would move their talented ninth-inning man and the Cubs were one of the teams listed as interested, so this isn’t a shocker. The Cubs have been looking for a closer as Aroldis Chapman is a free agent. Davis, 31, transitioned full-time to the bullpen in 2014 and instantly became one of the most dominant relievers in baseball. Over the last three seasons, Davis owns a 1.18 ERA with 47 saves and a 234/59 K/BB ratio in 182 2/3 innings. The Royals picked up the $10 million club option for Davis for the 2017 season. He can become a free agent

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  • NFL Power Rankings: Can we finally trust the Detroit Lions as contenders?

    Cleveland won a pro sports championship and the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year World Series championship drought this year. Weird things are happening. Maybe we shouldn’t dismiss the Detroit Lions just yet. Let’s run down the Lions’ history again. The

    Shutdown Corner
  • Aroldis Chapman wants a ton of money and he just might get it

    Is Aroldis Chapman worth $100 million? NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — You don’t need to read too far between the lines to know what free-agent closer Aroldis Chapman thinks he deserves on the open market. Chapman, the No. 3 overall free agent on Jeff Passan’s rankings, isn’t coming out and saying he wants $100M but, well, see for yourself.

    Big League Stew