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`COMMERCE CITY, CO - MARCH 22: A large United States flag is stretched out by fans to celebrate a goal as United States players return to kickoff position during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Team USA vs. Costa Rica caught in snowstorm

The U.S. men's national team faced off with Costa Rica in the middle of a snowstorm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Friday, March 22, 2013.

  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

    People
  • Could Wilson Chandler's 350-lb grouper start for the Denver Nuggets?

    Most NBA fans’ eyes were on Team USA’s gold-medal winning performance in Rio de Janeiro, but for me the most fascinating story of the weekend involved veteran Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old decided to do a little deep-sea fishing

    Ball Don't Lie
  • NASCAR announces warnings to Xfinity teams

    In the span of less than a week, the long-term sponsor outlook of JR Motorsports dramatically has shifted from potentially bleak to firmly bright. On the heels of NASCAR phenom William Byron being added to the Xfinity Series team for the 2017 season (as part of a multiyear deal with Hendrick Motorsports), JRM announced Wednesday that sponsor OneMain has reversed course and decided to remain on Elliott Sadler’s No. 1 Chevrolet. “When we found out this was going to happen, my wife and I just cried that whole morning tears of joy knowing there’s so much stability,” Sadler, 41, told NBC Sports. OneMain, which initially had informed JRM nearly two months ago of its plan to leave NASCAR, will sponsor Sadler for 20 races in each of the next two seasons, JRM general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Nate Diaz could face suspension for vaping cannabis after Conor McGregor fight

    Nate Diaz was seen casually vaping on the dais when speaking to the media following his Saturday night loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Little did he know that it may get him into some hot water with USADA. “It’s CBD,” Diaz said.

    Cagewriter
  • Jered Weaver will decide if he wants to retire after the season is over

    Jered Weaver is in the last year of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He’s also just barely hanging on. To the extent he is succeeding — and he has had his moments — it’s almost all on guile given that his velocity has almost completely abandoned him. Could he hang on a while longer? Probably. Guile aint’ nothing and there are worse pitchers than Weaver, but if he’s going to keep going it will almost certainly be as a year-to-year guy fighting for a job every winter and fighting for a roster spot every spring. Some guys, especially guys who have made their money, may want to retire at that point. Weaver isn’t necessarily ruling it out, but he isn’t making any final decisions

    HardballTalk
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more (UPDATED)

    The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run.

    Taylor Cocke
  • What might the U.S. men's basketball roster look like in Tokyo in 2020?

    After Team USA’s dominating 96-66 drubbing of Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to win a third straight gold medal in men’s basketball, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo called upon the rest of the world to “get their act together and compete” if they want to break the stranglehold the Americans have had on the top of the men’s hoops podium over the past eight years. As the United States’ opponents set about rebuilding, revamping and reloading their national sides with an eye toward the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, though, it’s worth wondering: what might the U.S.’s own roster look like in four years’ time? Given the gulf between the victory in Rio and the opening of play in Japan, there’s precious little we (think we) know about what will unfold for Team USA 2020.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • Review: 'Madden NFL 17' runs hard, plays it safe

    Despite its incredible complexity and depth, Madden 17 is surprisingly kind to new players, as well as those who haven’t memorized every NFL team’s gameplay strategy. The upgraded run mechanics and countless small improvements certainly keep it a step ahead of Madden 16.

    Ben Silverman
  • Positional rankings: Projecting the NHL's top 25 centers in 2016-17

    (Note: These rankings are based on players' projected performances in 2016-17. Players are listed at their official NHL position when the rankings were created.) Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 centers in the NHL for the 2016-17 season.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Aly Raisman Opens Up About Gabby Douglas Criticism & Zac Efron

    It wasn't all fun and games at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Although the Final Five became a fan favorite team during the Olympic games, member Gabby Douglas experienced something different than praise. While people couldn't get enough of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez, Douglas started to become a victim of online bullying. After singing the national anthem without her hand on her heart and appearing to scowl from the stands while her teammates competed, viewers dubbed the gold medal winner "Crabby Gabby." Douglas' mom defended her daughter in an interview, and even Douglas spoke out against the cruel haters. But it was Team USA who helped her get through it from day

    E! Online
  • Seahawks 'agitator' Doug Baldwin calls out Michael Bennett's hypocritical practice code

    Following Monday's fight between Seattle Seahawks teammates Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett said the two "crossed the line" of competitiveness during practice. Bennett's criticism didn't exactly sit well with Baldwin, who caught 78 passes for 1,069 yards and an NFL-best 14 touchdowns last season. Baldwin admitted to being an agitator at times during practice.

    Sporting News
  • Report: Lakers will sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram on Tuesday

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

    Cagewriter
  • Gary Sanchez shines, Joe Girardi confounds in a Yankees loss

    Over the weekend I saw a Yankees writer compare Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to the “Core Four” Yankees, Jeter/Rivera/Posada/Pettitte. That’s totally reasonable for a couple of guys who have played fewer than 30 games combined. Nope, no one in New York overhypes anything. Still, hard not to notice that they’re off to nice starts. Particularly Sanchez. The Yankees new catcher is hotter than all get-out to start his major league career, batting .385/.429/.831 with eight homers and 15 RBI in his first 17 games. Last night against the Mariners he hit two bombs. Earlier in the day he was named the American League Player of the Week. That’s pretty darn spiffy. Judge is not slouching

    HardballTalk
  • Update: Mets expect Matz to miss only one start

    Mets LHP Steven Matz, who was placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 15 with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation, is expected to miss only one start. Latest update (Tuesday, Aug. 23): The Mets expect Steven Matz to miss only Thursday's start before rejoining the rotation next Tuesday, the day he is eligible to come off the DL, Terry Collins told reporters before Tuesday night's game. Matz is dealing with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation. Seth Lugo will start in place of Matz against the Cardinals on Thursday. Previous Updates and Reactions Steven Matz is headed to the disbaled list retroactive to August 15, as first reported by MLB Network's Jon

    SNY
  • Why A Freshman QB Gives Texas Best Chance To Beat Notre Dame

    Texas opens the season September 4th against 10th ranked Notre Dame. Campus Insiders' Ray Crawford spoke with Longhorns' Insider Ted Emrich about the QB battle in Austin and what fans should expect on offense with new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert.

    Campus Insiders
  • Zach Johnson 'Rather Watch Sports That Should Be in Olympics' Instead of Golf

    In fact, he said Monday that he didn't even give Olympic golf a chance to win him over -- he refused to watch it at all. "I didn't watch golf. I'd rather watch the sports that should be in the Olympics," he said. "I'd rather watch the athletes who train for four years for that one week. Johnson was not happy with the way the Olympics affected the pros' schedule this summer and said he might support Olympic golf if amateurs played and if the tournament existed in a team format.

    Golf
  • John Wall and Bradley Beal are trying to learn to like each other

    John Wall and Bradley Beal feel the love. The Washington Wizards have been an excellent example of that difficulty. General manager Ernie Grunfeld opened this decade by selecting two very promising guards in John Wall (the first-overall pick in 2010) and Bradley Beal (third in 2012), and both have impressed enough to earn max-level contracts as the future leaders of the franchise.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

    Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date. "I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger," Underwood said Tuesday. Underwood, 24, is a second-year tight end trying to land a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster.

    Associated Press
  • Brad Keselowski glad Helio Castroneves is ok after scary pit road crash

    Shortly after Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves was involved in a scary crash on pit road in Monday’s ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski took to Twitter. Not only did Keselowski express gratitude that his friend and teammate was okay, Keselowski tweeted “Halos please” — a reference that essentially urged IndyCar to require halo devices that surround the driver cockpit, similar to those that were tested earlier this year in Formula One. Halo devices are among safety additions that IndyCar officials have considered since the tragic death of driver Justin Wilson a year ago at Pocono. The accident on Lap 64 occurred when Indianapolis

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Milwaukee Bucks sign free agent guard Jason Terry

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Logan Couture to replace Jamie Benn on Canada's World Cup roster

    Getty Images Logan Couture will find himself in Toronto next month after he was named to Canada’s World Cup of Hockey roster replacing Jamie Benn. Awesome Logan Couture quote about Sidney Crosby's faceoff cheating: "He's on my (World Cup) team now, so

    Puck Daddy
  • And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Here are the scores. Here are the highlights: Diamondbacks 9, Braves 8: The Dbacks front office is under fire, brought into focus by the fact that the Braves, who have repeatedly fleeced said front office in the past year, are in town. On the field, however, it was all good last night as Paul Goldschmidt hit a long walkoff homer to give the Snakes the win. It would’ve been fitting if, right after, Dave Stewart traded Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke to Atlanta for Jeff Francoeur and cash considerations, but he somehow resisted the urge. Indians 1, Athletics 0: Carlos Carrasco shut the A’s out for eight innings, Andrew Miller handled the ninth and thus Carlos Santana‘s eighth inning solo homer was

    HardballTalk
  • Recruit says letter mixup leads to decommitment from Michigan

    A four-star recruit in the class of 2017 is reneging on his verbal commitment to Michigan because of an apparent mail mixup. Defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon posted this to Twitter on Monday night saying he was re-opening his recruitment. “A day or two ago, they sent my mom a card thanking us for going to the Michigan bbq, but we never went,” Solomon said.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Shelter dogs join high school cross country team for an incredibly adorable run

    Luis Escobar was just looking for a fun idea to change up practice for his cross country summer program. So he took 14 high school runners from St. Joseph High in Santa Maria, CA to the local animal shelter, where his friend is the outreach director, and paired them with 13 dogs. “When I first presented the idea there were a lot of eye rolls,” he said. After all, it is a group of high schoolers. The group got a bit more excited when they were told the run would count as part of their community service requirement that everyone at their high school has to fulfill. Then once the students saw the dogs, Escobar said, they immediately became just a bit more enthusiastic. “I wasn’t sure who was more

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