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United States forward Clint Dempsey (8) celebrates a goal with Michael Bradley (4) against Costa Rica during the first half of a World Cup qualifier soccer match in Commerce City, Colo., Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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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  • Fifth USGP win draws Hamilton level with Schumacher’s record

    Lewis Hamilton drew level with Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher for the most United States Grand Prix victories by taking his fifth win on Sunday in Austin, Texas. He’s the third driver overall to do so, with Ayrton Senna having also won five times in the U.S. – albeit only two of them in the USGP title in Phoenix. He also won three Detroit Grands Prix from 1986 through 1988. Hamilton won his first grand prix on American soil back in 2007 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and had won three of the four races held at the Circuit of The Americas since 2012 heading into the Austin weekend. A perfect start saw Hamilton forge an early lead over Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Mercedes teammate Nico

  • Jenrry Mejia still a member of Mets organization

    RHP Jenrry Mejia is still a member of the Mets organization, notes Adam Rubin of ESPN. The Mets can release him if they choose, but he's currently costing the team nothing, adds Rubin.

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  • Chelsea rout Manchester United 4-0 to ruin Jose Mourinho's return (Video)

    Jose Mourinho accomplished something on Sunday that he was incapable of doing last season as Chelsea manager: motivate Chelsea’s players. The return of the Special One to Stamford Bridge – for the first time since being fired last December – was all the inspiration the Blues needed as they rampaged to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Mourinho’s listless Manchester United. It took just 30 seconds for Chelsea to grab the lead.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Dexter Fowler will have a special place in Cubs' World Series history

    Tucked into all the history that comes with the Chicago Cubs making their first World Series appearance since 1945 is one amazing fact that Dexter Fowler learned about not long after spraying champagne all over the clubhouse. When he leads off Game 1 of the 2016 World Series, Fowler is going to be the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, two years after the Cubs lost in seven games to the Detroit Tigers in the 1945 World Series.

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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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  • 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 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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  • Lewis Hamilton ignites F1 title fightback with comfortable USGP victory

    Lewis Hamilton began his fightback in the race for the 2016 Formula 1 drivers’ championship by dominating proceedings in the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Sunday. Hamilton arrived at the Circuit of The Americas without a grand prix victory since the end of July, a run that allowed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to move into a 33-point lead at the top of the championship standings. Hamilton took pole position on Saturday ahead of Rosberg, and managed to convert the result into a comfortable victory on Sunday, his fifth in the United States. Race starts had been a key point of focus for Hamilton after setbacks in Japan and Italy, and the extra attention paid off as he made a seamless getaway from pole.

  • Mets expect starting pitchers to be healthy by Spring Training

    Team doctors are telling the Mets that Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey should all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported this past weekend.

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  • MLS Decision Day: The big winners, big losers and the super duper extra loser

    FC Dallas won the Supporters’ Shield for the best regular-season record. There are 340 Major League Soccer games in the book this year, and at length, the playoffs can start. FC Dallas: After falling short on goal difference last year, FCD finally lifted its first Supporters’ Shield this year with a consistent and impressive campaign.

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  • Cavs move up ring ceremony so Indians fans can watch World Series Game 1

    After the Cleveland Indians knocked off the Toronto Blue Jays last week to win the American League pennant, Northeast Ohioans found their elation at the Tribe earning the right to play for their first Major League Baseball championship in 68 years briefly punctured by a sticky sports fandom dilemma. Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Indians and Chicago Cubs — who, as you might have heard, also haven’t won a title in a while — will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, and begin Tuesday night, Oct. 25, at 8:08 p.m. Eastern time.

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  • Terry Francona and Tyronn Lue are typically awkward acquaintances

    Indians manager Terry Francona (left) and Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue are still on good terms despite a text message mix up. Indians manager Terry Francona and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue are the leaders behind the sports renaissance in Cleveland. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the two men first met years ago in Boston when Francona was managing the Red Sox and Lue was an assistant coach for the Celtics.

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  • Kyle Hendricks' masterful start sends Cubs to World Series

    When it comes to pitchers who have won a NLCS game to send the Chicago Cubs to the World Series, the list consists of exactly one member: Kyle Hendricks. While many expected his counterpart Clayton Kershaw to turn in the night’s defining start, the 26-year-old righthander was brilliant instead. Hendricks threw 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball in the Cubs’ 5-0 win in Saturday’s Game 6, allowing only two hits while striking out six and walking none.

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  • Yi Jianlian Waived by Lakers: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Yi Jianlian has been waived by the team on Monday after he asked for his release...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

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  • Forde's Fab Four: Who replaces Ohio State?

    The big playoff news from the weekend was Ohio State’s upset loss at Penn State, which boots the Buckeyes out of the bracket but not out of contention. If Ohio State wins out, it almost assuredly will be a playoff team – but in order to win out it will have to jump-start an offense that has been held to its three lowest yardage totals of the season in the past three weeks. Against the Nittany Lions, Ohio State averaged a season-low 4.98 yards per play.

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  • NFL Winners and Losers: Time to place Matthew Stafford among NFL's best

    It only seems like Matthew Stafford has been quarterback of the Detroit Lions forever. Stafford is still fairly young. He’s 28. Sunday’s game was his 100th NFL start. We expect instant results from our quarterbacks, but players are still allowed to improve

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  • LeBron James says he can still win MVP with reduced workload, cites Stephen Curry

    The door is open for LeBron James to win a legacy-altering fifth MVP. But his Cavaliers could also win another championship, leaving Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue planning to limit LeBron’s minutes in preparation of a long playoff run. LeBron, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN “No,” James said Saturday when asked if he was concerned that planned rest could affect his MVP case. “Because Steph played 31 minutes a game and he won the MVP.” “Well, I’ve never set into a season saying I want to win MVP,” he said. “I’ve always thought of the season saying I want to be MVP for my team and it’s resulted in me getting four of them. So I’ve been available, for the most part, every night and I’ve been available on

  • 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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  • 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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  • Duncan-less Spurs eager for another run at NBA postseason

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs responded to their most successful regular season in franchise history with the greatest turnover in Gregg Popovich’s two decades with the team. Tim Duncan’s retirement played a large role in the reconstruction, but so did losing in six games to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference semifinals. Duncan is gone along with veterans Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner and late-season additions Andre Miller and Kevin Martin. While San Antonio added another veteran in Pau Gasol, they also brought in a lot of youth and athleticism as they prepared for life without Duncan, the power forward who led the franchise to five NBA titles in 19 seasons. “Right now we don’t know

  • 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

  • Cubs loving Jonathan Toews outed as White Sox fan by Kris Versteeg

    The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.

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