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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 27: Jon Jones celebrates his knockout against Chael Sonnen to win their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 159 event at the Prudential Center on April 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Via Getty Images)
  • Hornets co-owner rips NBA, pols for All-Star exit in wild email

    The NBA on Thursday followed through on multiple previous threats by announcing it was pulling the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte in opposition to House Bill 2, a law passed in March by North Carolina legislators and signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that reversed a Charlotte city ordinance expanding rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Charlotte Hornets, who were in line to play host to next winter’s midseason event, and Michael Jordan, the franchise’s chairman and majority owner who had previously made it clear that the organization is “opposed to discrimination in any form,” issued a statement saying that they “understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season,” and “are disappointed we were unable to” keep the game in town.

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  • Josh Norman steers clear of trash talk war with Odell Beckham

    Josh Norman showed remarkable restraint. You’d figure that after New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham told GQ that Norman was only relevant because of him, Norman would to respond in kind. Norman is not afraid of mixing it up.

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  • Valentina Shevchenko stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago

    A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division. Shevchenko, from Kyrgyzstan, stunned Holly Holm on Saturday night at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing the former UFC champion. Less than two months ago, Shevchenko was at a chicken restaurant in Lima, Peru, when it was raided by armed robbers.

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  • deGrom battered in Mets loss to Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jacob deGrom lasted just 3 2/3 innings and a less-than-dominant Jose Fernandez was still plenty good enough to lead the Marlins past the Mets, 7-2, on Saturday night at Marlins Park.

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  • Kyle Busch sweeps poles at Indy

    Kyle Busch wins the pole at Indy after qualifying rounds despite usually having trouble at this track. The win earns him the first starting spot in the Brickyard 400.

    NBC Sports
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  • Pulisic says Klinsmann links to England made sense

    England has its new head coach locked into a deal but one American believes the rumors surrounding his current national team manager made perfect sense. Sam Allardyce officially took over the Three Lions on Friday but rising U.S. Men’s National Team attacker Christian Pulisic told Goal that he wouldn’t have been surprised if Jurgen Klinsmann made the jump to England. “They’ve seen how much he’s turned our country around and of course England would like to do the same,” Pulisic told Goal. Klinsmann’s success during his playing days was undoubted, and all of it was even headlined by the 1990 World Cup title. While his track record as a coach has raised skepticism, the German is said to be highly

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  • Rosberg confident he lifted enough during Hungary pole lap

    Nico Rosberg is confident that he slowed down enough to respect the yellow flags during his pole position lap for the Hungarian Grand Prix in qualifying on Saturday. Rosberg edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to score pole at the Hungaroring by 0.143 seconds, his final lap being completed partly under yellow flags following a spin for Fernando Alonso. Drivers are required to slow under yellows, with those who first came across Alonso’s car being forced to abandon their final flying laps altogether as a result.

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  • Hope Solo shows everyone how she plans to beat the Zika virus in Brazil

    Hope Solo’s priorities for the Summer Games in Brazil can be characterized as the following: 1) bring home a fourth straight Olympic gold medal for the United States women’s national team and 2) do everything possible not to come home with the Zika virus. The chances of Solo and her American teammates achieving the former are pretty favorable, considering the U.S. won the Women’s World Cup last year and head coach Jill Ellis has been proactive in keeping the squad energized by incorporating exciting, young talent like Mallory Pugh. Because the goalkeeper tweeted a picture on Thursday night showing off quite the arsenal of insect repellent to keep any Zika-carrying mosquitoes away.

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  • Report: Juve buys Higuain for $103m, tipped as precursor to Pogba sale

    It’s a move that screams its own headlines, yet is being tipped as a precursor to a larger one. According to Sky Sports, Juventus has purchased Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for an incredible $103 million, equaling the second-highest transfer fee in football history (Cristiano Ronaldo).

    NBC Sports
  • Report: Mavericks up final deal with Dirk Nowitzki to two-years, $50 million

    After a few years of Dirk Nowitzki giving Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks major financial concessions to help pay for a better team, the Mavericks are paying him back. Dallas is signing Nowitzki to a larger-than-expected two-year, $50 million contract, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The Dallas Mavericks and face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki have finalized their expected new deal with another bump in pay that sets the star forward up to earn $50 million over the next two seasons and play until age 40, league sources told ESPN. Sources said Friday that the Mavericks have tacked an additional $10 million onto the original two-year, $40 million contract that the sides, as ESPN first reported, agreed to earlier this month.

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  • NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott

    The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A police report says Elliott denied allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend early Friday in Columbus, Ohio, causing bruises and abrasions. Three witnesses told police they didn't see Elliott assault the 20-year-old woman.

    The Associated Press
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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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  • 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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  • Report: Flyers, Schenn disagree on money, term with arbitration looming

    It sounds like the Philadelphia Flyers have some work to do if they hope to avoid an arbitration hearing with Brayden Schenn. While the differences in opinion aren’t outright enormous, the Flyers still need to clean up their cap situation, so every $1 million counts.

    NBC Sports
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  • Why does Texas support Houston in the Big 12? Ranking 4 conspiracy theories

    Thursday, Texas leadership did a grandiose gesture that left everyone confused. The conventional wisdom has long been that Texas schools would not want to add Houston to the Big 12, as that would give yet another in-state recruiting rival Power 5 status. Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston.

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  • 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
  • Matt Adams ends 16-inning marathon with homer, ferocious bat flip

    As soon as Matt Adams connected, the remaining fans at Busch Stadium erupted. The St. Louis Cardinals slugger blasted a majestic walkoff home run in the 16th inning on Friday to give St. Louis a much-needed 4-3 victory over the wild card-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Adams’ big fly came against Bud Norris, a starting pitcher who was needed in emergency extra-inning duty, and it traveled an estimated 444 feet.

    Big League Stew
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  • Bruce quits Hull City three weeks before Premier League season

    Steve Bruce brought Hull City right back to the Premier League after overseeing their relegation campaign, but won’t taste the PL again in tiger stripes. His uncertainty of Hull’s future extends back to the last season as new ownership is explored at the KC Stadium, and now reports say he’s stepped down as Tigers manager. The club has yet to confirm the news. With Sam Allardyce taking over the role of England boss, you have to think Bruce’s resignation is going to be linked in multiple ways: Bruce would be the favorite to slide back into the Sunderland seat. Bruce could move into the No. 2 chair for England under Allardyce. That all assumes the Allardyce Era begins for the Three Lions, but the

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  • Downforce animation helps explain how NASCAR teams find speed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    This weekend is supposed to be Tony Stewart’s final race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a Sprint Cup car. The sport thought it witnessed Jeff Gordon’s final run at Indianapolis last year only for him to return this weekend in relief of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is out because of concussion-like symptoms. “It is something that I thought about since the talk came about Jeff getting back in the car,’’ Stewart said.

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  • Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at age 67

    Dennis Green, who led the Minnesota Vikings to 97 wins in his 10 seasons as their head coach, died of cardiac arrest at age 67. The news of Green’s death was reported by multiple outlets including NFL.com. Green coached 13 NFL seasons, from 1992-2001

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  • Rangers win big on Chris Kreider contract, at the buzzer

    This is what the New York Rangers and Chris Kreider do. After a controversial trade earlier in the week, this one is a slam-dunk for GM Jeff Gorton and the Rangers. Instead, the Rangers get him at $4.625 million, which is under Kreider’s submitted ask of $4.75 million for arbitration and well under the $5.25 million he was asking for in a long-term deal that ate up unrestricted free agent years, according to Larry Brooks of the NY Post.

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  • The time is right - England boss Allardyce

    England manager Sam Allardyce believes the job has come at the right time for him and wants to pass on his experiences to the rest of the squad.

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  • Red Sox analyst Remy struck by monitor as wind causes havoc

    BOSTON — Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy was hit in the head by a falling TV monitor as swirling winds caused havoc during the first inning at Fenway Park. Remy was sent home from Boston’s game Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins but is expected back Sunday. Former player Steve Lyons, also an analyst during some games, came in for Remy.

    NBC Sports
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  • Sabres, NHL respond to Evander Kane’s situation

    It seems like both the NHL and Buffalo Sabres are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to Evander Kane facing charges related to a June incident at a bar. Unlike Sabres GM Tim Murray expressing frustration with Kane shortly following the alleged incident, Buffalo’s release didn’t really share much emotion. Here’s the short release: Again, the NHL seems comfortable with following a simple path. The Buffalo News’ Mike Harrington points out that the league often waits until situations go through legal processes before deciding to do anything in-house. Long story short, this is still a fluid situation. For more, check out this post from earlier on Friday.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Horrigan: Correa's 46-month 'Hackgate' sentence is ridiculous

    Mark Appel, a 6-foot, 5-inch right-handed pitcher whom the Houston Astros made the first player selected in Major League Baseball’s 2013 amateur draft, currently is laboring for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. His record is 3-3 with a 4.46 earned run average. I bring this up because (a) I want an IronPigs cap and (b) because the Astros’ 2013 draft plans were hacked by Chris Correa, then the director of scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Last week Correa was sentenced by a federal judge in Houston to 46 months in prison for breaking into the Astros’ player analysis database. As an Astros fan, I suppose I should be gratified by this hefty sentence. The heftiness is based in part on the fact that

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch