• Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies

    Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. The striking chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday at Old Friends farm near Georgetown, Kentucky, the farm said. ''Right now, everyone is pretty much inconsolable,'' Old Friends President Michael Blowen said Monday.

    The Associated Press
  • Jim Irsay throws some shade of his former GM

    Jim Irsay just took a big shot at his former general manager. The post Jim Irsay throws some shade of his former GM appeared first on Cover32.

  • Tony Iosso’s Mock Draft 1.0 (Pre Combine)

    As we get ready to enter the full swing of draft season with the combine slated to start next Tuesday, here is the first in a series of mock drafts I will be doing leading up to the actual NFL draft. While I do my best to slot players based on team need and value, […] The post Tony Iosso’s Mock Draft 1.0 (Pre Combine) appeared first on Cover32.

  • Yahoo Sport UK's Pictures of the Week: February 20, 2017 (10 photos)

    Another busy week in the sporting calendar saw the return of the FA Cup and some memorable giant killings in round five. There was also thrills and spills in the world of NASCAR and winter sports remain in full swing, as well as the stars shining brightly over in Australia as the NBL reach its semi-finals stage. Here’s a look at the best images captured by cameras this past week.

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  • UFC fighter asks for Ronda Rousey after knocking out her boyfriend

    Derrick Lewis brought up Travis Browne’s past domestic abuse allegations and took a step further when he brought up his opponent’s current girlfriend, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion.

  • Tennis - Federer wants Rafa as Laver Cup doubles partner

    - Roger Federer revealed on Monday he wants to join forces in doubles with arch rival Rafael Nadal at the inaugural Laver Cup this year. The Swiss great made the confession at the unveiling of the new tournament scheduled for Prague in September which will pit a Bjorn Borg-captained European team against John McEnroe's rest of the world. Federer, who beat Nadal in the Australian Open final last month, admitted on Monday: "I've always wanted to play with Rafa... just because our rivalry has been so special.

  • The NBA world is baffled by the Kings' blockbuster DeMarcus Cousins trade

    The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a blockbuster trade that...

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  • Pique: Barcelona were in deep s*** when Luis Enrique arrived

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique feels Luis Enrique is being unfairly criticised and is adamant the players still believe in their coach.

  • Abby Wambach is engaged, and we’re so thrilled for the adorable couple

    Big (and totally great) news! Abby Wambach is engaged to Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton made the announcement on Facebook…

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  • Yoenis Cespedes and his excellent cars are back at spring training

    Yoenis Cespedes and his awesome cars are back. Blurry photos of players throwing, stories about men being in the best shape of their life and New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes pulling into a parking lot with the coolest car we’ve ever seen. It’s glorious. Now spring training can officially begin.

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  • Buster Posey eager for fresh start, to raise power numbers

    Buster Posey leans on the back of the batting cage under Arizona's blue skies, one leg crossed over the other as he watches his teammates take their cuts while awaiting his own turn. ''Hi, Buster!'' hollered 6-year-old Jordan Larocco, a first-grader from Peoria who attended Monday's workout with father Michael and 1-year-old brother, Sebastian. Posey immediately turned and offered a wave and smile.

    The Associated Press
  • Miami Dolphins could trade for big name cornerback this offseason

    Looking to make a splash, the Miami Dolphins could trade for a big name cornerback like Aqib Talib or Richard Sherman this offseason. The post Miami Dolphins could trade for big name cornerback this offseason appeared first on Cover32.

  • Nathan Chen is rare American to master quadruple jumps

    Here's a figure skating rarity: An American man, Nathan Chen, is pushing the envelope on jumps with an assortment of quads that will have the rest of the world's top skaters needing to expand their repertoires. While Russian, Japanese and Chinese skaters were loading up on the four-rotation point grabbers, the top Americans generally stuck to triples and artistry. Evan Lysacek won the 2010 Olympic gold medal with a brilliantly choreographed and versatile free skate that was devoid of quads.

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  • Twitter can't get over this English cricketer who was sold for $2 million at the IPL auctions

    The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions were held in Bangalore on Monday. For the uninitiated, IPL is a Twenty20 cricket tournament held in India in April-May and draws players from across the globe in a month-long extravaganza.  This is its tenth year and the English Premier League replica is now one of the richest and buzziest sporting events of the world.  SEE ALSO: Apple's iOS 10.3 is an update cricket fans will love Unsurprisingly, Twitter couldn't hold its own while the auctions happened.  Besides ensuring that #IPLAuction topped worldwide trends for the better part of the day, Indian cricket fans couldn't stop talking about English cricketer Ben Stokes, who fetched an astronomical sum of Rs. 1.45 billion ($2 million) at the auction, making him the highest overseas purchase in IPL's decade-long history. Ben Stokes sold for $2 million at the #IPLAuction Making him the most expensive overseas buy in IPL history! pic.twitter.com/sOHF9E1tDo — BigSport (@BigSportGB) February 20, 2017 Jokes, memes, GIFs and comments galore. Ben Stokes is the muse of the day. #IPLAuction Hey England, we've given you 14.5 cr for Stokes, 12 cr for Mills, and 4.2 cr for Woakes.Now at least give back the Kohinoor. — Fandromeda (@PlayFandromeda) February 20, 2017 With 14.5 crores in the bag Ben Stokes can start a PSL of his own #IPLAuction #IPL — Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) February 20, 2017 Ben Stokes sold for 14.5Cr? BenC #IPLAuction . — :Prachi L (@Prachi_licious) February 20, 2017 Ben Strokes sold for 14.5 crores and everyone be like #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/mD1lUyD3Hk — Aditya (@IM_CHANDELIYA) February 20, 2017 Stokes = 14.5 croresMills = 12 croresNobody would have believed us if we said we'll buy the English 70 years later.#IPL #IPLAuction — Ankita Patel  (@Ankitaa55) February 20, 2017 Ben Stokes can start his own IPL franchise and buy all the unsold players.#IPLAuction — Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) February 20, 2017 Stokes 'Ben' sold for 14.5 crores. Only a Gujarati can make so much money in one day. #IPLAuction — Sagar (@sagarcasm) February 20, 2017 #BenStokes Watching his price going up in #IPLAuction #IPL2017 #IPL10 pic.twitter.com/YKLvVVSCOq — IndiaGlitz - Telugu (@igtelugu) February 20, 2017 After #IPLAuction , Ben Stokes b like. pic.twitter.com/PbxiEoDwkd — Kuptaan  (@Kuptaan) February 20, 2017 There was some general amusement over IPL's riches as well.  Pic1- #IPLAuction Pic2- PSL Auction pic.twitter.com/xv0TMPb0jw — MumBaekar.. (@katamulgi) February 20, 2017 And a few barbs at some selections made by the franchises.  Give DD a few years and they will field a team with 7 Indian wicketkeepers and 4 overseas' wicketkeepers. #IPLAuction — Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) February 20, 2017 Dravid is a gentleman. His wife says he is a keeper. And he keeps buying keepers. #IPLAuction — Sagar (@sagarcasm) February 20, 2017 If Virat Kohli was to put up for #IPLAuction , Mukesh Ambani will have to sell his house Antilia to buy him. — PhD in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) February 20, 2017 Gujarat's cleverly waiting for the 2nd hand sale next week when they can purchase players for a 60-70% discount. #IPLAuction — Fandromeda (@PlayFandromeda) February 20, 2017 Hotel staff not serving tea to Gujarat Lions'Sir first you have to buy something'#IPLAuction — Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) February 20, 2017 Reaction of Ishant Sharma after he remained unsold in #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/mWaRKqo7rP — PhD in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) February 20, 2017 Sanjiv Goenka is being dorky. Released M Ashwin, now wants him back. RPS behaving like a girl wanting her ex back. What is this #IPLAuction — Samreen Razzaqui (@SamreenRazzaqui) February 20, 2017 And on the omission of Pakistani cricketers...  The reason why Pakistani players are not included in #IPLAuction is they already are sold out....to the bookies. — Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) February 20, 2017 Surely when it's cricket, India can never have enough! BONUS: Premier League Plans Crackdown on Bootleg Video and Vines

  • This outfielder ran through a wall but still gave up an inside-the-park grand slam

    Austin Bogart gave it his all, but still still couldn’t prevent an inside-the-park grand slam. If I told you that you were about to watch an inside-the-park grand slam, you’d probably think that’s pretty exciting, right? How do you hit an inside-the-park grand slam?

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  • Rory McIlroy enjoys round of golf with US president Donald Trump as golfer continues injury recovery

    Rory McIlroy has been pictured enjoying a round of golf with United States president Donald Trump as the Northern Irish golfer continues his recovery from a rib injury. McIlroy told No Laying Up that, although his return to fitness is going well, he had not intended to play any golf until at least a week later — but had to make an exception for President Trump. McIlroy accompanied Trump around the whole course at Trump International in Balmedie, Aberdeen on Sunday, and clarified that he plans to return to action himself at the WGC-Mexico Championship in March.

    The Telegraph
  • Photos of the day - February 19, 2017 (25 photos)

    Luisa Bodem competes during the women’s long-jump event at the German indoor athletics in Leipzig, Germany; members of the Iraqi rapid-response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State militants during a battle in the south of Mosul; Kurt Busch, driver of the (41) Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, is involved in an on-track incident during the weather-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

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  • 2017 Raiders Draft Profile: RB Samaje Perine

    With Latavius Murray expected to depart, the Raiders need to find a bruising runner to fill the void. Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine intrigues scouts and GMs alike. The post 2017 Raiders Draft Profile: RB Samaje Perine appeared first on Cover32.

  • Johny Hendricks Upends Hector Lombard in Successful Middleweight Debut (UFC Halifax Results)

    Johny Hendricks really had no option but to move to middleweight, but he looked good in his debut, getting the better of Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne on Sunday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The bout was Hendricks’ first at 185 pounds after numerous struggles making the welterweight limit forced him up a weight class. Lombard controlled most of the clinch work in the first round and throughout the fight, but couldn’t find many opportunities to do damage.

    MMA Weekly
  • Jared Odrick keeps a sense of humor about release from Jaguars with funny picture

    Jared Odrick was cut by the Jaguars on Monday. It can’t be fun to get fired from a job that pays $6.5 million a year, especially a few weeks before a $2 million bonus kicks in, but Jared Odrick didn’t let it bother him. The Jacksonville Jaguars cut the veteran defensive end on Monday.

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