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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.

  • Ryan Miller slams goaltending equipment criticism: 'I’m inside the rules'

    Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.

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  • Disastrous Break, Quadruple Bogey Derails PGA Tour Player's Chance at Win

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Justin Thomas Defends Title at CIMB Classic Justin Thomas battled back from a four-shot deficit during the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lampur to successfully defend his 2015 title.Anirban Lahiri had one of the

  • Gilbert Arenas -- My $111 Mil NBA Contract Is Up ... I Can't Afford Private School

    Gilbert Arenas' infamous $111 MILLION contract with the Washington Wizards is finally about to expire ... and Gilbert says he will be so poor, he won't be able to afford private school for his kids.  Gilbert signed the 6-year guaranteed contract back in 2008 -- but according to new court filings in his family law case, obtained by TMZ Sports, Arenas will get his last installment on October 31st (the contract was paid out over 8 years). It was good while it lasted ... and Gilbert knew it when he spoke to our photog about the contract in 2013. The problem, Arenas says ... is now that he's no longer getting NBA checks, he'll only earn $169,895 per year in investment income ... not enough to live

  • NFL Power Rankings - Seahawks stay put

    Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab explains why there's still plenty of potential for the Seattle Seahawks once they get healthy.

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  • Bill Murray and Other Celebrities React to Chicago Cubs Reaching World Series

    It's a moment that made more than just the thousands of fans packed into Wrigley Field scream in excitement: The Chicago Cubs scored the victory that will take them to the World Series for the first time since 1945. The team beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday by 5-0, winning the National League Championship Series in six games. Not only did diehard fans in Chicago celebrate but baseball fans around the world -- including celebrities -- tipped their hat to the team.

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  • Harvick has words, jab for Kurt Busch after Talladega

    TALLADEGA, Ala.—Teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch are moving on together to the next round of the Chase. Harvick was angry enough that he stormed over to Busch’s car on pit road and punched at something—helmet, post, whatever—hard enough to rock the entire car on its chassis. Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch have words.

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  • Russian deputy minister suspended over doping resigns

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian deputy minister who was suspended following allegations he covered up doping cases at the 2014 Winter Olympics has resigned, the government said Monday. Deputy Sports Minister Yuri Nagornykh was the most prominent among a group of sports officials suspended in July by order of President Vladimir Putin following the publication of a World Anti-Doping Agency report which accused them of covering up hundreds of doping cases, including at the Sochi Games. Nagornykh had vehemently denied allegations of a state cover-up, a position shared by the Russian government, but disappeared from public life since the suspension. His departure comes in the run-up to the publication of

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  • NFL morning after: The decline of Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick is the NFL’s most significant player off the field, a player whose simple act of declining to stand during the national anthem has led to wide-ranging discussions across America about race, police brutality, free speech and the role of sport in society. That has been the subject of thousands of commentaries. But it’s not the subject of this commentary. Instead, I want to talk about why I also consider Kaepernick the most fascinating NFL player off the field. And the reason for that is simple: He has rapidly declined from a very good quarterback to a terrible quarterback, at an age when most quarterbacks are still getting better. It was less than four years ago that Kaepernick

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  • Klay Thompson, Steve Kerr slam Golden State official who called Warriors ‘[cowards]’

    Marreese Speights bluntly assessed Draymond Green, but at least Speights put his name behind his words (at least until implying he was misquoted, to which the writer countered by claiming he had audio). Someone else in the fantastic profile of Green by Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN never attached his name. Strauss: multiple Warriors staffers share the opinion that Green is their most important player. Nobody replicates his set of contributions. As one team official puts it: “The guys might be frustrated by his antics, but they had an opportunity to prove themselves without him in Game 5 and they played like a bunch of [cowards].” Multiple Warriors objected. Klay Thompson, via Monte Poole of

  • Nitt Clips: Penn State post-game videos

    Your one-stop shop for the Nittany Lions' post-game comments after topping No. 2 Ohio State Saturday night. CLICK HERE

  • Curt Schilling's Donald Trump Rally Was Really Sad

    The Red Sox legend doesn't have the draw that he used to. We're currently in the midst of October baseball. This time of year used to belong to Curt Schilling. The Red Sox great is a three time World Series champion (once with the Arizona Diamondbacks as well) and delivered postseason performances that were beyond great. They were mythic. I mean, remember the "bloody sock"? But we're a long way away from 2004 and October clearly no longer belongs to Schilling. No, Schilling is no longer thought of as the tough as nails guy who helped deliver the Boston Red Sox their first World Series title in 86 years. No, now he's better known for being a crazy troll who likes to post insane memes online. He

  • Report: Yi Jianlian has asked for release, will be waived by Lakers

    On paper, Chinese center Yi Jianlian made a lot of sense for the Lakers, especially in Luke Walton’s system — he was the only floor spacing big on the roster. Watching Yi at the Olympics, it was easy to imagine it working out for him in the NBA this time around. In practice, he was struggling to find a consistent role with the team. He had averaged less than 11 minutes a game in the preseason, shooting 35 percent overall and 16.7 percent from three. His defense wasn’t good, and he remains a player who doesn’t exactly have a high motor. With Julius Randle, Larry Nance, Timofey Mozgov, and Tarik Black, Yi wasn’t finding a consistent niche. So he has asked out of his contract and the Lakers are

  • SCOOPHD: Baker Mayfield Texas Tech Postgame ...

    Baker Mayfield went 27-for-36 passing for a career-high 545 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns. [MEDIA] * The 545 passing yards were the...

  • Leafs place ex-Sharks LW on waivers, claim ex-Sharks RW

    With just four periods left to go on their road trip, the Sharks were in pretty optimal shape. They had already won three of their first four games, and were sitting in the visiting dressing room in Pittsburgh in the second intermission with a 2-0 lead after their best period of the young season. That’s when it came undone.  The Penguins reeled off three straight third period goals to shock San Jose on Thursday night, and the Sharks concluded their trip by getting spanked by the Red Wings in a game that they were never really in on Saturday. Still, it’s nothing to get alarmed about, and it was all too predictable that the Sharks might fade towards the end of the journey. This year’s training

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  • In Victory, The 'Bartman' Seat Legacy Lives On

    The night should have been one only of celebration and glory. Yet, the specter of Steve Bartman remains at Wrigley Field. A fan named Bryan, 38, hit it big in the Cubs' ticket lottery. What he didn't realize until he arrived Saturday was that the ticket placed him in Section 4, Row 8, Seat 113, the seat Steve Bartman was in for Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. That evening, the Cubs had a 3-0 lead in the eighth inning and were five outs away from a World Series berth. And then this happened: More from FoxSports The Cubs went on to give up eight runs to the Marlins in the eighth, lost Game 6 and then lost Game 7, and Bartman became a goat of a different kind in the second city. The Chicago Sun-Times caught

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  • Breaking the Billy Goat curse: Jonathan Turley

    My Cubs last won a World Series during the Ottoman Empire, so I'm renting some goats. This week at the start of the World Series in Cleveland, fans will see something that has not been seen in 71 years: the Chicago Cubs. The last time the Cubs played in the Series was 1945, when gas was 21 cents a gallon, diapers were not invented, and deodorant was a wild new product. For me, a lifelong Cubs fan, the long drought is measured in generations. Families in my neighborhood passed down a team fealty that overcame years of denigration and jokes ... and ultimately became a badge of character for every Northsider. I grew up near Wrigley. My 89-year-old mother, Angela, still leaves the door open in the

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  • Kaepernick doesn’t think anthem protests affect ratings

    Commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick likely don’t agree on much. But here’s one thing on which they occupy the same page: They believe the 2016 drop in TV ratings has nothing to do with the ongoing national anthem protests. “I don’t know much about ratings and how they are affected and all of those things,” Kaepernick said after Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, via Andy Furillo of the Sacramento Bee. “But I don’t understand why ratings would go down, fighting for justice for people, to try to stop oppression, especially in a league that is predominantly black.” Goodell was blunt and concise last week when asked about the potential connection by reporters: “That it’s

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  • Kirk Cousins' Hilarious Handoff Gaffe Has Given Us The Nutfumble

    Kirk Cousins remains one of the most fascinatingly inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL. Cousins went back to hand off to Matt Jones when he got his foot stepped on by an offensive lineman. Not really his fault! But Cousins’ desperation handoff to Jones was a bit of brilliant physical comedy that isn’t easy to forget.

  • Bill Belichick Not Making Excuses For Stephen Gostkowski After Fifth Missed Kick

    After Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a chip-shot field goal in Sunday night’s bizarre tie against the Seattle Seahawks, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians laid into him. “Make it,” Arians said in his postgame news conference. “He’s a professional. This ain’t high school. You get paid to make it.” Bill Belichick wasn’t nearly as blunt Monday morning when discussing his own kicker, Stephen Gostkowski, but the New England Patriots coach admitted Gostkowski hadn’t fulfilled every part of his job description this season. Asked whether the NFL’s new touchback rule — which teams have subverted by placing kickoffs closer to the goal line rather than booting them out of the end zone — has

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  • Pinturault Leads Hirscher After 1st Run of WCup Opening GS

    Alexis Pinturault of France and Marcel Hirscher of Austria continued their giant slalom dominance from last season as they finished 1-2 in the first run of the season-opening World Cup race on Sunday. Pinturault led the defending overall champion by 0.17 seconds, with Justin Murisier of Switzerland another 0.03 behind in third. Pinturault and Hirscher each won four GS races last season, while the Austrian captured the season title in the discipline. "It's very close. I'll have to attack in the second run again," Pinturault said. "Of course it's a fight with Marcel but also some others are in the mix." The top seven all finished within a second of the Frenchman's leading time, while Norwegian

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  • Niki Lauda hits out at Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone over Nico Rosberg comments

    Formula One legend Niki Lauda has hit out at F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone over his comments on Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, calling them "very unfair". The Chief Executive of the Formula One group, Ecclestone, had criticised the German, saying that Rosberg's win would not help the sport. The 86-year-old Ecclestone, widely considered as the primary authority in Formula One racing, recently admitted that he would prefer that Lewis Hamilton won the title and not Rosberg. He said that "there is nothing to write about" Rosberg and that only Mercedes and not the sport would benefit from his win. Lauda, who is a three-time Formula One champion and currently the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes

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  • How will DeAndre Hopkins perform in Denver?

    Yahoo Sports' Fantasy Football Live crew looks ahead to Monday night's meeting between the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos.

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  • FTW: Why last-place Chargers will win AFC West

    Don't listen to Bill Parcells, who famously said "You are what your record says you are." The 3-4 San Diego Chargers are not cooperating with that theory. Those four losses currently have Mike McCoy's team sitting at the bottom of the AFC West standings. After beating the Falcons 33-30 on the road, the Chargers look like the best team in the division. Thanks to four heart-breaking losses, San Diego is a 6-1 team masquerading as a mediocre ball club. Statistics have shown that an NFL team's record in close games has little to no predictive value, and teams that suffer an unusually high number of close losses can expect some regression to the mean. That regression has finally arrived for the Chargers,

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  • Urijah Faber Announces Retirement

    Urijah Faber has decided that enough is enough. It’s time for him to retire from active mixed martial arts competition and move on. And he’s decided to do it in his hometown. Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time opposite Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento, Calif. The fight was announced last week, but Faber broke the news of his retirement on The MMA Hour on Monday. “I’m super excited to fight in (Sacramento),” Faber said. “Those are all my people out there. I built our team, Team Alpha Male (there), it’s like an extended family to me, and I was raised in the greatest Sacramento area all the way through college. It’s going to be a really cool event. “I’ve been

  • Sneed: White Sox owner rooting for the Cubs

    Hey! Hey! Isn’t baseball the best? White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, whose 2005 World Series-winning team has had a disappointing year, had this to say about the OTHER team: “I think it would be great for Chicago if the Cubs won! “Cubs fans have suffered enough. They deserve to have a winner. It would be great for the city. “My White Sox fans won’t be happy with me saying this. They’ll think I’m a traitor. But that’s how I feel. OPINION “You know the beauty of baseball is that it ties generations together. It’s one sport where grandfathers and grandchildren unite. Even though the ballgame is a place of action, it’s also a place where you can talk to the people you are with. “I talk to people who

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