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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.

  • Report: Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers

    Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an as-yet unknown team. The Dodgers can now attempt to work out a trade with the claiming team, or simply give that team Puig. In that case, the claiming team would assume the responsibility for the remainder of Puig’s seven-year, $42 million contract, which has two years and $14 million left.

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  • Tony Stewart's Twitter Tirade Against Colin Kaepernick Quickly Backfires

    Tony Stewart did his racing legacy no favors yesterday when he picked up his smartphone and Tweeted his way into the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem controversy. The 45-year-old three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion took umbrage with The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sitting down during the National Anthem in a game over the weekend. Stewart called him an idiot.

    The Drive
  • Late show? Chelsea linked with transfer deals for James Rodriguez, Alonso

    Chelsea may be set to do some late business in the summer transfer window. According to Marca in Spain they will sign Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso for $27 million. Alonso, 25, previously played for Bolton and Sunderland in the Premier League but the Real Madrid product moved to Serie A in 2013 and has flourished for Fiorentina. He is able to operate as a left back and in midfield and could provide Antonio Conte with another option in defense so he can switch Cesar Azpilicueta to right back and potentially Branislav Ivanovic to center back. Another player who could be on his way to Chelsea is Real Madrid’s forward is James Rodriguez. This is one we’ve heard before, many times. The Colombian

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Ryder Cup 2016: U.S. Team Almost Set, But Now the Hard Part Begins

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Patrick Reed Wins Barclays, Secures Ryder Cup Spot Patrick Reed was a shot behind Rickie Fowler after 54 holes but rallied to win The Barclays to open the FedEx Cup playoffs.Two things about the Ryder Cup: One, Your team, whichever

    Golf
  • UNC vs Georgia: ACC vs SEC Matchup Kicks Off Tar Heel Season

    UNC vs Georgia: The North Carolina Tar Heels open their 2016 season in Atlanta against Georgia in the Chick-fil-a Classic. Larry Fedora and Des Lawrence discuss the excitement surrounding the matchup and the stature of the game for the Tar Heels.

    ACC Digital Network
  • John Wall isn't 'watching' the money Bradley Beal and James Harden make

    NBA players have always chafed at either perceived or legitimate inequalities in yearly payroll. Wall is about to enter the third year of a five-year, $80 million (then-“maximum”) contract extension he signed in 2013.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Let’s argue about EA Sports’ NHL 17 player ratings

    EA Sports released top player rankings for NHL 17 about a week ago, but it isn’t too late to needlessly argue about them. The top 50 overall ratings is probably the best place to start, but EA also shared top 10 lists for centers, defensemen, goalies, left wings and right wings. Now, it’s important not to take this stuff too seriously. There are plenty of things to cool down any diehards who feel like Their Guy was disrespected, but do note that ratings sometimes get tweaked. Still, there are some fun observations and debates that can come from pouring through these rankings, especially if you’re … well, bored. Shea Weber vs. P.K. Subban Did Michel Therrien and Marc Bergevin chime in on the debate?

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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
  • Fiji offers land, title, passports to keep rugby sevens coach Ryan

    Fiji has ramped up overtures to sevens coach Ben Ryan giving him land and a chiefly title to keep the popular Englishman in the South Pacific island nation. Ryan has become the most venerated person in Fiji since guiding them to their first Olympic medal when they won the sevens gold in Rio earlier this month.

    AFP
  • Veteran center Stoll to attend Blue Jackets training camp on a PTO

    The Columbus Blue Jackets will have veteran center Jarret Stoll at training camp on a professional tryout, the club announced Tuesday. Stoll, 34, is approaching 900 career regular season games played in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have made a couple of moves this summer in addressing the center position.

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  • Jim Harbaugh has a very interesting take on Colin Kaepernick's protest

    The Colin Kaepernick controversy has stirred up quite the discussion. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was asked about Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem on Friday and his intention to continue doing so. Harbaugh then went all Age of Enlightenment on us, via ESPN.com.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Former LA Dodgers owner McCourt finalizing Marseille takeover

    This should be fun to watch. Billionaire American businessman Frank McCourt, 63, has agreed to buy Ligue 1 giant Marseille. Yeah, that Frank McCourt who owned the LA Dodgers in a highly controversial stretch from 2004-12. According to the Mayor of Marseille the deal is done with a reported fee of $45 million being suggested by RMC. If that’s the case, it is a steal for a storied franchise which has a glistening stadium to call home. In a statement released by the club on Monday, they confirmed that an “exclusivity agreement regarding the acquisition Football Club Olympique de Marseille” had been reached between McCourt and current owner Mrs. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus. It was also stated that “both

    ProSoccerTalk
  • ESPN ranks Islanders' system seventh in the league

    The Islanders' system still ranks in the upper echelon of NHL, according to ESPN. Corey Pronman took a look at all 30 teams' systems and ranked the Isles seventh, down two spots from a year ago. "The Isles have been somewhat patient with their young players in recent seasons, exemplified by the fact that none of their top 10 prospects from last summer graduated," Pronman writes. "The group is led by skilled forwards Mathew Barzal, the No. 16 overall pick from 2015, Anthony Beauvillier (No. 28, 2015) and Kieffer Bellows (No. 19, 2016)." The Islanders have used their last five first-round selections on forwards. I like that the Isles have been patient -- some would say overly patient -- with their

    SNY
  • Jamal Crawford tricked defender with a sweet fake behind-the-back crossover

    Jamal Crawford went crazy at the Seattle Pro-Am again. The 36-year-old NBA vet sent one defender flying to the floor, and he made another angry as he shook him with a fake behind-the-back crossover. Ballislife shared clips of the two slick moves. Here’s the behind-the-back fake. It appears that the guy on defense was convinced Crawford carried the ball over or did something illegal. It looked fine to me — in fact, it looked awesome. They don’t call him J. Crossover for nothing. Here’s the stop and fake that sent a defender sliding. Notice how Crawford looks back at the man on the floor, pulls up for a jumper, then gets the and-one. It’s too easy. If you still want to see more highlights, you’re

    For The Win
  • Lindsey Vonn: Most Broncos players don't understand what I do

    Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier. A very good one. A gold medalist and a four-time overall winner of alpine skiing's World Cup. She's world-famous. People know her. But the Denver Broncos apparently don't really know what she does. Vonn moved from Minnesota to Vail, Colorado when she was 12 years old and has been a Broncos fan ever since. This offseason, she hung out with some of the Broncos (she and Von Miller rehabbed their knees together back in 2013) and it became clear to her that a lot of Broncos mostly don't understand her job. A photo posted by Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) on Aug 28, 2016 at 8:45am PDT Here, from an interview with DenverBroncos.com: I do take some from them. Not often,

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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the players in forced comfortable setting, like when you’re at a family reunion trying to care about the story of your third cousin’s Lasik surgery. While I don’t doubt the Caps went out and about to places in Baltimore and DC to spend their off-days, I do know for a fact Randy Burridge does hang out on above the right field scoreboard at Camden Yards as that was his assigned section for selling peanuts on game nights.

    Puck Daddy
  • Yoenis Cespedes unleashes monstrous bat flip after walk-off homer

    If the New York Mets are going to make a second half surge for the second straight season, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is going to have to carry them again. The outfielder proved he was once again up for the task during Monday’s 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Cespedes was the clear star for the Mets all night, picking up three hits in three at-bats.

    Big League Stew
  • Watch This Woman Effortlessly Make American Ninja Warrior History in a Mini-Skort and Sports Bra

    If you're not already familiar, American Ninja Warrior has undeniably raised the bar for game shows by sending contestants through impossible obstacle courses and severely testing athletic ability for our viewing pleasure. On Monday, Stuntwoman Jessie Graff made show history after becoming the first woman to complete Stage 1 in the show's national finals. And if being a #GIRLBOSS wasn't enough, Graff conquered the obstacle course with 12 seconds to spare wearing a custom-made, Green Lantern costume in all its sparkling, mini-skort glory. The 32-year-old Graff, who's done stunts on Supergirl (how fitting), went on to the finals after running record time in Los Angeles. At the finals, she flew

    Marie Claire
  • NBA rookies name Kevin Durant their favorite player

    Kevin Durant faced tremendous backlash for leaving the Thunder for the Warriors. But not from NBA rookies. In the league’s annual rookie survey, a plurality of first-year players voted Durant their favorite player: 1. Kevin Durant, Golden State

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  • 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Says His Stand 'Is for People That Don't Have the Voice'

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said today no one has tried to stop him from sitting out the national anthem at NFL games or to keep him from talking about the beliefs that led him to the protest. Kaepernick has drawn a mix of criticism and praise since it was noticed that the backup quarterback did not stand during the national anthem Thursday night during an NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. He said he made the decision to sit out the national anthem because he wanted to bring awareness to things going on in the country he feels are unjust, and because he feels the values the American flag is supposed to stand for are not being realized.

    Good Morning America
  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who is now a radio broadcaster in the area, tweeted that Stork had decided to retire.

    Shutdown Corner
  • McAdoo: Offensive woes are 'correctable'

    The New York Giants' offensive issues continued to rear their ugly head in Saturday's 21-20 preseeason win over the New York Jets. They rushed for only 39 yards on 20 carries and the pass protection was abysmal once again. Head coach Ben McAdoo, who has run the Giants' offense the past two seasons with positive results, is as puzzled as anyone else these days on why his team is struggling moving the football. "Offensively, obviously we need to go forward. We need to a better job of going forward," McAdoo said on his Sunday conference call with reporters. "Everything there is correctable. I'm expecting a lot of questions there about the offensive line, but it's more than just the offensive line.

    SNY
  • Sources: Ty Lawson agrees to deal with Kings

    Ty Lawson is joining the Kings. Free-agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told The Vertical. Lawson visited with Kings officials and coaches on Saturday in Sacramento and had planned to meet with New Orleans Pelicans officials early this week – until the Kings offered him a deal on Sunday, league sources said.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Tiger Woods's Home Is Filled With New Golf Equipment

    The battle of the brands has begun, and only Tiger Woods can stop it. According to Woods's longtime friend Notah Begay, a bevy of golf equipment manufacturers have flooded the 14-time major winner's Jupiter, Florida home with their products, all of them vying to fill the void left by Nike's exit from the golf equipment business.

    Golf
  • On Ben Bishop, and his uncertain future in Tampa Bay

    This post is part of Tampa Bay Lightning day at PHT… On the surface, the whole thing just doesn’t seem fair. In this corner we have Ben Bishop — at 6-foot-7, the tallest netminder in NHL history — coming off a banner campaign in which he cemented himself as one of the game’s elite. Those covering Bolts almost unanimously agreed Bishop was the team’s MVP during the regular season, especially over a lethargic first three months in which Tampa Bay hovered around the playoff line. Bishop’s campaign concluded with the appropriate accolades: A second-place finish in Vezina voting, second team All-NHL, and a spot on Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey. At 29, Bishop is smack in the prime of his career

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