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|WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: Miami Heat players, Dwyane Wade (L), LeBron James (R) attend an event to honor the NBA champion Miami Heat in the East Room at the White House on January 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2012 NBA champions for claiming their third NBA Championship by beating the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in their Sunday best at the White House.
  • A Tour pro charged for clubs? And can't pay?

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Rich Beem opened with a 1-under 69 on Thursday at the PGA Championship, his first under-par round on the PGA Tour since 2012. As good as that moment was for the 45-year-old, his week didn’t start that well. Beem, who won the 2002 PGA Championship, rarely plays on Tour and spends his time now working as an analyst for Sky Sports. As he readied for his start at Baltusrol he reached out to Matt Rollins, the Tour rep for Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), to order a set of the company’s clubs. He was charged $2,800. That’s when things became a little uncomfortable. PGA Championship: Full-field scores | Live blog: Day 1 | Photo gallery “He gave me a bill, he tried to run my credit card

    Golf Channel
  • This scary tandem could make life easier for Jimmy Garoppolo

    Whether it was Tom Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo, the pieces surrounding the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback swapped and shuttled in and out of positional groupings Thursday. This is every training camp for coach Bill Belichick, a few weeks when depth charts and lineups fall into a nebulous mix of tinkering and unlikelihood. It’s a challenge figuring out where the Patriots’ roster construction is headed in July.

    Charles Robinson
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  • Carl Frampton setting example for other elite boxers by pursuing tough fights

    Carl Frampton will meet Leo Santa Cruz in New York on Saturday. Frampton will challenge Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday in Brooklyn in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at the Barclays Center. It is a fight that Frampton, who became a unified super bantamweight champ by defeating Scott Quigg in February, didn’t have to take.

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  • Former De La Salle QB dies during U.S. Army Ranger training

    A former De La Salle High School quarterback has died during military training, according to media reports. Mike Parros, 21, who last played for the Spartans in 2011, died during the first week of Army Ranger training in Fort Benning, Georgia, according to ABC7, which cited his former coach Justin Alumbaugh and former teammate Brandon Roberts. The cause of his death is under investigation. Parros also played football for Army while attending West Point. Check back for updates.

    MercuryNews.com
  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

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  • Post Positions & Odds For Sunday's Haskell, A Kentucky Derby Rematch

    Nearly always an exceptional race, this year’s Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational got a boost on Wednesday when trainer Keith Desormeaux announced that Preakness winner Exaggerator would ship to Monmouth Park to run instead of staying at Saratoga to run in the Grade II, $600,000 Jim Dandy. Trainer Bob Baffert has won the race eight times and five times in the last six years, including last year with American Pharoah. Used to being the favorite, this year he’s the third choice behind the Kentucky Derby and Belmont winners. Exaggerator’s appearance means that the top three finishers in this year’s Kentucky Derby face off again: Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Gun Runner respectively. Exaggerator

    Forbes
  • Video: Four important rules for fans at MLB's trade deadline

    Baseball’s trade deadline is creeping up on us. The thirst for trade-deadline news and gossip is so real in 2016, though, that there are many pitfalls that fans need to consider as they refresh their Twitter feed in hopes of seeing a deal from their favorite team. The market for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has picked up.

    Big League Stew
  • Latest on Lucroy: Brewers scouting Mets minor leaguers

    The Mets, Indians and other teams have been in talks with Brewers about acquiring 30-year-old, All-Star C Jonathan Lucroy... Latest Update (July 28): 11:16 p.m.: The Brewers had scouts at Mets minor-league games Thursday, according to the Daily News' Kristie Ackert, who also reported a source repeated any deal depends on how many of the Mets' top prospects they are willing to put in a trade. Also, Northjersey.com's Matt Ehalt reported the Brewers want Travis d'Arnaud to be included in any package. 8:45 pm: The Mets are behind other organizations, including a 'mystery team,' in their attempt to trade for Lucroy, though the situation is "fluid," according to MLB reporter Jon Heyman. "In other words,

    SNY
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  • NASCAR issues warnings to five Sprint Cup teams

    Five Sprint Cup teams were given warnings Wednesday for inspection failures last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For failing the laser inspection station twice in prerace, NASCAR warned the No. 5 Chevrolet of Kasey Kahne, the No. 27 Chevrolet of Paul Menard and the No. 83 Toyota of Matt DiBenedetto. It’s the fourth warning this season for DiBenedetto’s car, which means the team would lose pit selection for Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. It’s the first warning for Kahne and third for Menard. NASCAR also issued warnings because the No. 41 Chevrolet of Kurt Busch and the No. 43 Ford of Aric Almirola failed template inspection twice before qualifying. It’s the second warning for both teams.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Mane to Liverpool could be best under-the-radar Premier League signing

    Fans who turned out at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday hoping to see Liverpool parading its stars against Premier League rivals Chelsea in the two sides’ International Champions Cup clash may have been somewhat disappointed. What fans got from Liverpool instead could be a glimpse of the future. For while Chelsea manager Antonio Conte fielded something akin to a Premier League starting XI, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp opted to debut a number of his new signings.

    FC Yahoo
  • Pat Riley says new addition Dion Waiters is worth more than he signed for

    Dion Waiters and Pat Riley will now share a room. (Getty Images) Pat Riley says Dion Waiters is not worth the contract Riley’s Miami Heat just signed Waiters to. We’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not you personally think Waiters is worth less

    Ball Don't Lie
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  • Hamilton: Hungary stewards’ Rosberg ruling sets precedent for all

    Lewis Hamilton believes the FIA stewards’ ruling on Nico Rosberg’s pole position lap partly set under yellow flags in Hungary sets a precedent for all other Formula 1 drivers. Hamilton was forced to abandon his final Q3 lap in Hungary after a spin for Fernando Alonso sparked double waved yellow flags at Turn 8. Rosberg was one of the last drivers to come across the double waved yellow flags, lifting briefly through the incident site before taking pole by one-tenth of a second. The stewards investigated the incident late in the day, reportedly at Hamilton’s behest, but felt that Rosberg slowed sufficiently despite setting a session-best middle sector. Speaking on Thursday about the incident, Hamilton

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Sano breaks bat on his knee

    Miguel Sano swings and misses at the Chris Withrow pitch for the final out of the 8th, then breaks his bat in frustration

    MLB.com
  • 32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympics History

    ​The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring

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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick made the Jets sweat and then made them pay

    No one should be surprised that the New York Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick eventually came to a deal, even with all the reports of Fitz moving out of his apartment, the Jets really not hating Geno Smith and all the rest. The initial offer to Fitzpatrick was three years, $24 million with $15 million guaranteed. For one, he let the Jets blink first.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Aroldis Chapman electrifies Wrigley Field in Cubs debut

    If you were curious what type of reaction Aroldis Chapman would receive upon his debut at Wrigley Field, wonder no more. The hard-throwing left-hander had won over Cubs fans even before taking the mound in the ninth inning. By the time he struck out Avisail Garcia to wrap up a perfect inning and a Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox, he’d whipped them into a frenzy.

    Big League Stew
  • Kevin Durant: I never told Russell Westbrook I'm staying in OKC

    Kevin Durant, right, says he never told Russell Westbrook he was staying in Oklahoma City. CHICAGO — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant refuted a report that he told his ex-Oklahoma City teammates – including Russell Westbrook – that he planned to re-sign with the Thunder. “It’s false,” Durant told The Vertical on Thursday.

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  • Nashville Predators give Calle Jarnkrok six-year contract extension

    The Nashville Predators have signed versatile young forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract extension. Last season the 24-year-old Jarnkrok set career highs with 16 goals and 30 points in 81 games played. Jarnkrok held a plus-51.83 score and venue adjusted 5-on-5 CF% and had a minus-1.04 5-on-5 score and venue adjusted CF% Rel.

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  • Lively Ricky Hatton talks Kell Brook-Gennady Golovkin fight, plus Canelo and Mayweather

    The one and only Ricky Hatton, who created two of the more festive fight weeks of the last decade in Las Vegas, showed again Thursday that he knows how to stir things up. The Englishman and former fighter was asked about countryman Kell Brook’s longshot attempt to defeat middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 10 at London’s O2 Arena. “I understand why Kell took the fight — one’s for the payday,” Hatton said. “Two, he won the title, you want routine defenses to put pennies in the bank to help yourself and family in the future. He’s done that now. Now, he wants to test himself against the best.” Hatton said that Brook, the unbeaten International Boxing Federation welterweight champion,

    Los Angeles Times
  • 'Winning the Champions League would be amazing' - Leicester players

    Leicester City stars Jeffrey Schlupp, Danny Simpson and Marc Albrighton reflect on the coming season, as they look to defend their Premier League crown and take on Europe's elite.

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  • Kings GM Vlade Divac on Rudy Gay: 'He has my number.'

    Rudy Gay eyes his options. Players like Sacramento’s Rudy Gay, who recently revealed that (like the rest of us) he has “no idea” what is going on with the Kings’ personnel plans moving forward. Kings general manager Vlade Divac, however, doesn’t appear to be concerned with Gay’s frustrations.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Pirates take on Mariners in Free Game of the Day

    For a while there, things looked bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After many years of futility, the Pirates have become one of the best franchises in the game. On top of that, there were suggestions the team might be better off trading superstar outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

    Big League Stew
  • Detroit Tigers add much-needed component of physical pain to 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' contest

    For too long, the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” has been relegated to the realm of the trivial, used more often to determine mundane obligations like who’s going to walk to the store to buy more beer than meaningful outcomes like who’s going to get wailed over the head with an empty water jug. Luckily, the Detroit Tigers have set out to right this wrong: From Justin Verlander’s Instagram comes evidence of the Tigers’ high-stakes version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” In the above video, second baseman Ian Kinsler throws scissors while shortstop Jose Iglesias throws paper, and because scissors cut paper, Kinsler gets to wallop Iglesias on the head with the water jug. Kinsler, of course, is an excellent

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  • Social Hour: Michigan State starts Mike Sadler Scholarship Fund

    The scholarship in Sadler’s name will be awarded to a MSU football player (Getty). • Michigan State has launched a scholarship fund in honor of former punter Mike Sadler. The endowment program creates a scholarship in Sadler’s name for a football player.

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  • What are the Nationals and Marlins looking to do at the trade deadline?

    In advance of next Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the Mets are reportedly in the market for a relief pitcher, while keeping an eye on the market for a position player and starting pitcher. According to MLB Trade Rumors, here is what their NL East competition may be working on... The Marlins are being very aggressive in trying to upgrade their starting rotation, according to NY Post reporter Joel Sherman. Multiple reports indicate they have been talking with the Padres about acquiring RHP Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.76 ERA). They have also reportedly shown interest in Chris Sale (White Sox), Jeremy Hellickson (Phillies), Hector Santiago (Angels), Wade Miley (Mariners), Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox),

    SNY