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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

March 23, 2013

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.

  • IOC decides against full ban on Russians from Rio Olympics

    Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete. The decision, announced after a three-hour meeting via teleconference of the International Olympic Committee's executive board, came just 12 days before the Aug. 5 opening of the games. "We had to balance the collective responsibility and the individual justice to which every human being and athlete is entitled to," IOC President Thomas Bach said. The IOC rejected calls from the World Anti-Doping Agency and dozens of other anti-doping bodies to exclude the entire Russian Olympic team following allegations of state-sponsored cheating.

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  • Pirates fan makes a perfect barehanded grab

    On Sunday at PNC Park, one Pittsburgh Pirates fan performed a public service for everyone watching. On the 3-2 pitch, catcher Elias Diaz hit the ball foul, and it careened toward the stands on the first base side. It sailed over the Phillies’ dugout, and it was headed right for a Pirates fan sitting with his son.

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  • Harvick remains atop Sprint Cup standings, Edwards drops two spots

    Kevin Harvick maintained his lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings after Sunday’s Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick leads Brad Keselowski by 20 points, while Kurt Busch is in third place, 44 points behind Harvick. Joey Logano (-65) is fourth, while Sunday’s race winner, Kyle Busch (-70) is fifth. Carl Edwards took the biggest points hit of drivers in the top 10. Edwards was involved in a late-race crash and dropped from fourth to sixth place, 78 points now behind Harvick. Also of note, Kyle Larson moved into contention for the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup. Larson climbed four spots to 15th in the standings. Here’s how the standings look

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  • Wright-Phillips, Kljestan lead Red Bulls past NYCFC 4-1

    Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice, Sacha Kljestan had a goal and two assists and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 4-1 on Sunday. Wright-Phillips poked a shot from the center of the box, off the pass from Kljestan, past a charging Josh Saunders in the 20th minute. Three minutes later, Kljestan found Ronald Zubar who gave the Red Bulls (9-9-4) a 2-0 lead. Kljestan converted a penalty kick, after a hand ball in the penalty area by Frederic Brillant, in the 41st minute. Two minutes later, Thomas McNamara sent a shot, from well outside the area, to the top-right corner and trimmed the NYCFC deficit to 3-1. Wright-Phillips outdueled defender Ethan White for a loose ball, then cut back

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  • Iowa State DB Nigel Tribune arrested for OWI

    Iowa State dB Nigel Tribune (34) has started 26 games in three seasons. A starter on Iowa State’s defense was arrested over the weekend. According to the Des Moines Register, defensive back Nigel Tribune was booked for OWI early Sunday morning in Ames.

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  • Jeremy Lin talks Knicks tenure, Melo and Courtney Lee

    Jeremy Lin will forever be a staple in the heart of New York City and Madison Square Garden. And while he's tried to develop a reputation as a dependable NBA player following the outbreak of Linsanity for the last several years, similar questions are resurfacing as Lin goes through the motions with the Big Apple media as the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets. "I was really, really sad. I was sad the way everything went down, 'cause nothing happened the way I thought it was going to. I had wished that they had offered me a contract just in the beginning," Lin told Steve Serby of the New York Post in a recent Q&A of his Knickerbocker ending. Of course, the Knicks opted not to offer Lin a contract.

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  • Video: Dudes can't stop dunking on Andre Drummond at the Drew League

    Andre Drummond hasn’t had this much pie on his face since the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. Maybe it was payback for the vicious block Andre Drummond unleashed on a Danish child in June. Andre Drummond is a savage.

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  • The Rangers are expecting a better Kevin Hayes next season

    While speaking about Kevin Hayes on a conference call, Jeff Gorton said that he expects Hayes to come into this season with a chip on his shoulder and "play really well." Gorton said that Hayes is a 6-5 center who has shown at times "how good he can be in this league." He said that Hayes' second year was similar in some ways to a lot of players who have a good first year and struggle the next year to meet expectations. Alain Vigneault said after the season that Hayes is part of the Rangers future but needs to step up. It's been said that Hayes is someone who needs to engage more on a consistent basis. For more on Hayes, click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

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  • Ranieri on Leicester post-Kante: “Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going”

    Claudio Ranieri hasn’t lost his way with words over the summer. The Leicester City boss who famously refused to admit his team was in a title race for most of the Premier League season is keeping it cool in the wake of N'Golo Kante signing for Chelsea. Simply put, Ranieri says everything’s going to be fine. From Sky Sports: “Last season we lost Esteban Cambiasso and everybody was crying,” Ranieri said, after his side drew 1-1 with Celtic in a pre-season friendly. “Now we are crying because we lost Kante. Don’t worry. Football in Leicester will keep going.” Kante was probably the most important part of Leicester’s title capture last season, but Ranieri’s system was also critical. The follow-up

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  • Baseball Hall revamps veterans’ committees

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Baseball’s Hall of Fame has again revamped its veterans’ committees, attempting to increase consideration for more contemporary players, managers, umpires and executives. Under the change announced Saturday by the Hall’s board of directors, there will be separate committees for Today’s Game (1988-2016), Modern Baseball (1970-87), Golden Days (1950-69) and Early Baseball (1871-1949). Today’s Game and Modern Baseball will vote twice every five years, Golden Days once every five years and Early Baseball once every 10 years. “There are twice as many players in the Hall of Fame who debuted before 1950 as compared to afterward, and yet there are nearly double the eligible candidates

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  • Blues GM: We may take ‘half a step back,’ while young veterans grow into leadership roles

    After a few early exits from the Stanley Cup playoffs, the St. Louis Blues were finally able to make a long run. Granted, they didn’t win the Stanley Cup or make it to the final, but they did manage to reach the Western Conference Final. Unfortunately for the Blues (and a lot of other teams), the NHL’s salary cap number didn’t increase very much and it forced the organization to part ways with a number of key veterans. Gone are captain David Backes, winger Troy Brouwer and goalie Brian Elliott. There could be even more change between now and the start of the year, as Kevin Shattenkirk could find himself elsewhere. Those key departures mean that the Blues will need some of their younger players

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  • Terence Crawford beats Viktor Postol, is Manny Pacquiao next?

    Terence Crawford was simply far too good for Viktor Postol. As Floyd Mayweather would say, it was easy work for the budding superstar from Omaha, Neb. He was faster, more accurate, hit harder and controlled the bout from start to finish to add Postol’s WBC belt to his collection. Crawford now has the WBO and WBC super lightweight belts and possibly a Nov. 5 date with Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino senator decides to fight again.

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  • What to watch for: Hungarian Grand Prix (NBCSN, NBC Sports app from 7am ET)

    Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are poised to renew their fierce rivalry in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix after locking out the front row of the grid for Mercedes. Hamilton went into qualifying chasing a sixth pole position at the Hungaroring, and looked to have clinched it when a yellow flag was shown at the end of Q3 following a spin for Fernando Alonso. All drivers were forced to slow down, the majority abandoning their lap altogether. Rosberg was the exception. After lifting through the yellow flag zone, the German lit up the timesheets over the rest of the lap to edge out Hamilton and snatch pole away. The stewards did investigate Rosberg’s lap later that evening to ensure he had slowed

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  • Les Miles issues statement on wreck that claimed lives of MSU, Nebraska punters, injured LSU’s kicker

    A tragedy that struck the Michigan State and Nebraska football communities has also touched LSU’s. On their way home from a kicking camp overnight, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident in Wisconsin this weekend.  Additionally, LSU placekicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash that claimed the players’ lives. Delahoussaye has since been released from an area hospital after sustaining burns to his legs and lacerations that required stitches.  LSU issued a press release revealing a couple of details surrounding the accident: The car crash occurred at 11:43 p.m. on Saturday on Beaver Lake Road. According to the Waukesha County

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  • Greg Biffle’s Brickyard hopes end early after wreck

    Greg Biffle‘s hopes of a strong finish in the Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard ended abruptly when his No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion was involved in a single-car wreck on Lap 52. “We blew a right-front tire and went straight into the fence,” Biffle said afterward.  “We were either real loose or real tight, and we just couldn’t get the balance right.  We’ve just got to get them to turn a little better.” Biffle subsequently added, “I don’t know what happened.  The right-front went down at the end of the straightaway.  That’s the worst possible place, but unfortunately it happened.”

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  • Report: Some in Chris Bosh camp suspicious of Heat’s intentions

    Pat Riley said he’s open to Chris Bosh playing this season. Not everyone is convinced of the Heat president’s authenticity. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: Some in the Bosh camp remain angry and suspicious of the Heat’s intentions, wondering if Miami was motivated by clearing cap space. A Heat source insists this is not the case, that Miami wants him to play if doctors are comfortable with it. An NBA-employed friend says Bosh very much wants to play and believes he should be cleared. If the Heat fights him on this, it wouldn’t be surprising if Bosh takes this issue to the players union one issue that has been discussed is whether Bosh should come off blood thinners or continue taking them,

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  • Johnny Cueto annoyed with Royals after White House snub

    Johnny Cueto played a key role in the Royals World Series win, but wasn’t invited to the White House celebration. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

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  • Mertesacker on Arsenal’s season: “Not a lot of signings and a lot of young players”

    Arsene Wenger says Arsenal is still looking for the right big names to join the club, but defender Per Mertesacker seems ready to battle without additions. The big German defender was quite outspoken when it comes to the club’s second place finish in the 2015-16 Premier League, saying it was a “miracle” they finished that high. Mertesacker, 31, notes the giant clubs who finished behind Arsenal on the PL table, and that several of those competitors have made big pick-ups in the transfer market. From The Sun: “A lot of transfer business has already been done and it won’t be easy for us this time, especially with all the signings going to the other clubs. “So we also need to be stronger and I am

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  • Mets take series from Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Mets take series from Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason Steven Matz pitched six scoreless innings to snap a nine-start winless streak and the Mets finished their nine-game road trip with a winning record after blanking the Marlins, 3-0, on Sunday at Marlins Park. In case you missed it… Matz (8-6) earned his first win in nearly two months, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six. The southpaw had not won since he defeated the Nationals back on May 25. Jose Reyes opened the scoring with a two-out, RBI triple in the third inning off Marlins starter Jose Urena. The Mets tacked on two more in the eighth on consecutive RBI singles from Yoenis Cespedes and James Loney. Michael Conforto

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  • With arbitration hearing looming, Corrado and Leafs aren’t that far apart

    Frank Corrado should be used to waiting by now. He had to wait 28 games before the Leafs inserted him into the lineup for the first time last season and now he’s waiting for a new contract. There’s still a gap between the two sides, but it doesn’t appear to be very significant. Corrado and the Leafs will head to arbitration on July 26th unless the two sides can agree to a new deal before then. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, The Leafs have two different offers on the table. One is a two-way contract, while the other is a one-way deal that would see him make less money if he sticks in the NHL. Corrado is looking for a one-way deal worth $900,000. Toronto scooped Corrado up off waivers

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  • Chris Sale suspended five days after bizarre clubhouse incident

    Chris Sale is suspended five days. The other shoe has dropped on the bizarre clubhouse incident involving Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. General manager Rick Hahn announced Sunday that Sale has been suspended five days for “violating team rules, insubordination and destroying team equipment.” He’s also been fined an undisclosed amount.

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  • Clemson picked to repeat as ACC champions

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  • Iowa DE says he was held at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go

    Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie (No. 56, above) nearly became a tragic combination of two of this nation’s hot button topics, according to a post on his Facebook page. Ekakitie says he was in an Iowa City park playing Pokemon Go when officers approached him with guns drawn, suspecting him of being involved in a nearby bank robbery. Ekakitie wrote his profile — a large black man dressed in black clothes — led five Iowa City officers to approach him, but the Hawkeye defender did not hear their approach due to having headphones in his ears — which led the officers to draw their guns. Ekakitie wrote police searched him before letting him go. “My pockets were checked, my backpack was opened

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  • Ericsson to start Hungarian GP from pit lane

    Marcus Ericsson will start Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix from the pit lane after Sauber changed the survival cell on his car following a crash in qualifying. Ericsson crashed out midway through a frenetic Q1 session marred by rain and red flags, sustaining enough damage to warrant repairs overnight. Sauber was forced to break parc ferme conditions to fix Ericsson’s car, meaning he will now have to start from the pit lane “As the survival cell has been changed the competitor is required to start from the pit lane and should follow procedures laid out in Article 36.2 of the FIA Formula One sporting regulations,” a statement from the race stewards in Hungary reads. Rio Haryanto has also been given

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  • Why New Orleans, despite Louisiana lawsuit, differs from Charlotte for NBA All-Star game

    How could the NBA pull the All-Star game from Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law and move it to New Orleans, considering Louisiana is suing the Obama administration over its directive on sex discrimination? This leak from the Board of Governors meeting proves illustrative. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today: In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful and lifelong affiliation with the NBA and told league owners he didn’t feel comfortable attending the All-Star Game in Charlotte if the law remained as is. He then said if the All-Star Game remained in Charlotte, he wouldn’t feel comfortable attending,

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