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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.
  • Tiger's dining room packed with new equipment

    The race to lock down Nike's two biggest stars is ramping up. Rory McIlroy laughed last week prior to The Barclays that his parents' house has become "inundated with golf equipment from different manufacturers,” and it sounds like Tiger Woods can relate. Speaking on Golf Central on Sunday, Notah Begay detailed a recent trip through Woods' Jupiter, Fla., home.  "I walked into his dining room and it was like going into a PGA [Tour] Superstore now that Nike's equipment line no longer exists," Begay said. "Every single manufacturer had sent equipment in there, and he's trying a variety of different things, trying to get a sense of where he's going to go from this point on." Nike signed Woods to be

    Golf Channel
  • Colin Kaepernick explains why he won't stand during national anthem

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod for attention in his career, and his latest statements surely could make him an even more polarizing figure. Kaepernick explained his unwillingness to stand for the playing of the national anthem, which of course happens before the kickoff of every NFL game. It happened in last night’s preseason game at Levi’s Stadium against the Green Bay Packers, one in which he struggled in his first action since last season.

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  • Ryder Cup 2016: Get to Know the U.S. Team's 8 Automatic Qualifiers

    The eight automatic qualifying spots for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team were finalized on Sunday at The Barclays, and we now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka all had spots locked up prior to The Barclays, but Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Barclays winner Patrick Reed all had to wait until Sunday to see if their spots were secure.

    Golf
  • ERS issue costs Grosjean, Haas possible points finish in Belgium

    Romain Grosjean was left frustrated after an issue with his energy recovery system (ERS) during Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix cost him a possible points finish. Haas Formula 1 driver Grosjean started 11th at Spa, but made a superb start to run as high as fifth in the early stages. However, the decision to pit just three laps before the race was red flagged combined with the ERS issue that cost him straight line speed dropped Grosjean outside of the points. The Frenchman enjoyed a strong final stint, but was unable to finish any higher than 13th for the American team. “Well, it was a very good start and a very good first lap. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any top speed in the beginning of the race,”

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Prado's fourth hit of the game

    Martin Prado hits a hard grounder just past the diving second baseman for his fourth hit of the game

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  • Carlos Beltran's miraculous hair growth inspires Rangers in win

    With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Texas Rangers have put themselves in exceptional shape to compete for a World Series title. At 77-54, the club holds an 8.5 game lead in the American League West, and midseason additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran have strengthened an already solid lineup. The benefit of bringing in a 19-year veteran like Beltran is that he can find a way to inspire his teammates even when he’s not in the lineup.

    Big League Stew
  • WATCH: Young Argentine player shows off skills that would make Messi jealous

    Most of our readers likely aren't well-versed in the world that is Argentine club soccer. Because of the dominance of the European game, it's not the most popular league in the world, but it doesn't lack quality and is always exciting to watch. Soccer fans may know of clubs like Boca Juniors, River Plate. Maybe even Independiente, San Lorenzo or Racing, but the name Giovani Lo Celso or Rosario Central probably doesn't ring a bell for most. Well, he's a name you'll be hearing more of moving forward. The dynamic Argentine midfielder, playing for for Rosario Central on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, showed off some crazy skills on Saturday that his French club would likely describe as "magnifique."

    CBS Sports
  • Cliff Avril responds to backlash over hit that injured Tony Romo

    You’ve seen the replay by now, especially since we learned Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a fractured vertebrae in his back and will likely miss a significant portion of the season. Romo was sliding down when he was hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril from behind, and then Romo writhed around in pain. Cowboys fans noticed and they have let Avril know they didn’t like the hit.

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  • Watch Bobby Wood score his first Bundesliga goal in his Hamburg debut

    Bobby Wood celebrates Hamburg’s opening goal against Ingolstadt. It’ll still be worthwhile checking on Fabian Johnson at Borussia Moenchengladbach, center back John Brooks at Hertha Berlin, the rebirth of Julian Green at Bayern Munich and injury comebacks of strikers Aron Johannsson at Werder Bremen and Terrence Boyd at newly promoted Leipzig.

    FC Yahoo
  • Put down the pitchforks before coming near Gabby Douglas

    Erstwhile Olympic darling Gabby Douglas has been reviled on a level with Lyin’ Ryan Lochte — the swimmer who pulled a Brian Williams in an effort to wriggle out of an early-morning fiasco involving a boatload of alcohol, a vandalized Brazilian gas-station bathroom and a pissed-off guard he conflated with a robber holding a loaded pistol to his forehead. The 5-foot-2 artistic gymnast, a member of this year’s gold-medal-winning American “Final Five” and star of the 2012 London Games’ “Fierce Five,” has been slimed unmercifully on the Internet as “Crabby Gabby.” She’s been slammed for not smiling enough, for her hair not lying straight enough. Gabrielle Douglas did nothing wrong, her only possible failing being her overeagerness to make Americans proud. The anti-Gabby smear campaign shows how easy it is in these days of Facebook, Twitter and countless other social media for people to form virtual pitchfork-wielding mobs that savage fellow human beings, often anonymously.

    New York Post
  • Sports Illustrated's Best Photos from The Barclays

    Sports Illustrated's best photos from the first leg of the 2016 FedEx Cup playoffs at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY. 

    Golf
  • Criticism of Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest begins

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knew that not standing for the national anthem would draw some criticism. A couple former NFL quarterbacks weighed in. Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster, a former teammate of Yates with the Texans, argued with Yates on Twitter after saying it was Kaepernick’s right to protest.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Kyle Larson gets first Sprint Cup win at Michigan

    Kyle Larson got his first points win on Sunday (Getty). Kyle Larson sprinted away from Chase Elliott on the race’s final restart to grab the first Sprint Cup Series win of his career at Michigan on Sunday. Elliott was the leader on that restart, which came with nine to go.

    From The Marbles
  • Yahoo’s fantasy hockey position tweaks signal end of a very specific era

    Few things deepen your hockey geekery quite like playing fantasy hockey. For sports haters and the sports-oblivious, it’s probably bad enough to see grown adults wearing hockey sweaters out in public. What about when someone is obsessing (and sometimes muttering profanities) about a team that only exists to about 8-15 people? Still, this is the Internet, where niche obsessions can go really deep. Just fall down a rabbit hole about Star Wars extended universe if you want to get a taste. Us fantasy hockey nerdy dorks got some understandable but still sad news today: it appears to be an end of an era for Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Burns being considered eligible as both right wings and defensemen.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Dodgers break out Vin Scully masks for photo day tribute

    If it were anyone other than Vin Scully being honored, this unique tribute by the Los Angeles Dodgers might give us nightmares. Every member of the Dodgers current roster, coaching staff and front office appears to be included in the photos. By our count, which admittedly could be off a Vin or two, there are 105 extra Vins and one real Vin.

    Big League Stew
  • Recruiting Roundup: Ohio State Adds Pair, Kris Wilkes, Paul Scruggs, Josh Carlton, Jahvon Quinerly, Syracuse Camp

    Ohio State added a pair of Class of 2018 recruits in Versailles wing Justin Ahrens and Cincinnati Princeton forward Darius Bazley who committed as a package. "We've been talking about it for a while, but it really got serious when they decided to offer me," Ahrens told 247Sports.com. "We put the two of us and Coach [Thad] Matta in a group chat and we asked when we could make it over there for a visit. Today was that day." The two had planned on a package to make it unique. "Darius and I called (assistant Chris) Jent and told him we were committing, but we told him not to tell Coach Matta," Ahrens told 247Sports.com. "We asked him if he could get Coach Matta out of his office and add some humor

    SNY
  • Tennessee to wear helmet sticker for Pat Summitt

    The Tennessee football team will honor one of the university’s legends during the 2016 season. Vols coach Butch Jones confirmed Saturday that his team will have a commemorative sticker on their helmets to honor the late Pat Summitt. Summitt, the longtime Tennessee women’s basketball coach, died on June 28 from Alzheimer’s disease.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Arsene Wenger confirms deals for Mustafi and Perez are complete

    Arsenal has completed a pair of big-money deals with the transfer windows closing down,. Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the club has finished the transfers of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, two players they have long been linked with. He also confirmed the club was unlikely to sign any other players, unless new opportunities cropped up before the window shuts on Wednesday. “We have bought two players, Mustafi and Perez. We had to work very hard to get signings done,” Wenger said. “We have no plans for anyone else now.” Mustafi fills the most pressing need, helping patch up a back line ravaged by injuries. He is set to sign a five-year deal, according to the BBC and other reports. The

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  • The Phillies pulled Jeremy Hellickson back from trade waivers

    CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that a team claimed Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson on trade waivers, but the two clubs were unable to work out a deal. As a result, the Phillies pulled Hellickson back from trade waivers, which means he’s ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. Hellickson, 29, has had a nice bounce-back season after three poor years from 2013-15. He’s 10-8 with a 3.80 ERA and a 131/36 K/BB ratio in 154 innings. The Phillies could attempt to re-sign Hellickson in the offseason. It’s also possible the club makes a qualifying offer — estimated to be worth $16.7 million — so that the Phillies will at least get back a compensatory draft pick if Hellickson opts to

    HardballTalk
  • Report: Mo Williams considering retirement, could be waived by Cavs

    Shortly after winning a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, veteran guard Mo Williams picked up his $2.2 million option for next season, choosing to take the guaranteed money on the table for him rather than test free agency at age 33. But he might not be with the Cavs this season — the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Joe Vardon reports that Williams is considering retiring from playing due to lingering knee problems, and the Cavaliers could waive him under the stretch provision in the coming days. Williams, 33, a 13-year veteran and former All-Star who played a supporting role in the Cavs’ 2016 NBA championship, is strongly considering retirement, multiple sources told cleveland.com. From Williams’

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Broncos offense won't be exciting, but Trevor Siemian likely to lead it

    The third preseason game is the supposed dress rehearsal for the regular season, a small peek at what we might see in Week 1. The Denver Broncos started Trevor Siemian at quarterback on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams, and here was the first series: run, run, run, punt. Get used to that as long as Siemian is the quarterback, because the Broncos’ offense isn’t going to be very dynamic.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Chelsea shut out Burnley

    Chelsea hold the Clarets to no shots on target and shut them out with a 3-0 victory.

    NBC Sports
  • NHL says it isn’t bothered by Coyotes’ salary cap methods

    Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka is deftly playing the system when it comes to the salary cap to the point that some might accuse him of exploiting loopholes. If the NHL bristles as such tactics, they’re at least not showing it in public. In taking on the absolutely dead money of Chris Pronger and Pavel Datsyuk along with the possibly dead money of Dave Bolland, the Coyotes are getting to the cap floor while saving money in the actual cash they’re dishing out. The Score’s Ian MacLaren succinctly explains the savings they’re enjoying thanks to these clever trades: That’s how the league is viewing Arizona taking on the salaries of Chris Pronger, Pavel Datsyuk and Dave Bolland. The cap hits amount

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Ruggiano to disabled list, Rivera recalled

    OF Justin Ruggiano has been sent to the disabled list and the team has called up T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas, Terry Collins told reporters Saturday. Ruggiano exited Friday's game after the fifth inning with left shoulder discomfort. Collins said after the game that Ruggiano, who had injured his shoulder during his first game with the Mets, felt a sharp pain in his shoulder Friday night.  Collins also Saturday that Rivera has gotten some work in the outfield and could play there if he gets more comfortable.  Rivera has hit .314 in 11 games for the Mets this season. 

    SNY
  • New Knicks getting head start on team chemistry

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive Though the New York Knicks look to be much improved on paper following a solid offseason, it's worth recognizing that chemistry takes time to develop. With so many new and/or moving pieces coming together, the team will need to put the work in to get to know one another, both on and off the court, to be successful. Carmelo Anthony, Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas are all fresh off the Olympics. They all deserve time to recuperate before even thinking about early team meetings and workouts. But a good chunk of the rest of the squad has gotten a head start on building some of that necessary familiarity and camaraderie with one another. Obviously

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