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Lynch fined $12K, 3 Steelers docked $24K

  
Marshawn Lynch's return to the NFL came with a price. The Oakland Raiders running back was fined $12,154......

It's on: Triple G and Canelo ready for big middleweight bout

  
Golovkin and Alvarez ready to rumble in big middleweight showdown......

Bryant homers, keys big rally as Cubs pound Cardinals 8-2

  
Kris Bryant homers, keys big rally as Chicago Cubs pound St. Louis Cardinals 8-2......

Knife-Throwing as a Sport: Who Would Have Thunk It?

  
No, ESPN is not televising it — at least not yet. But there are a growing number of devotees who love the sound of knife hitting wood.......

If ESPN Wants to Discipline Jemele Hill, She Might Have Law on Her Side

  
A Connecticut statute provides free-speech protections beyond the First Amendment, making it illegal for ESPN to punish Hill, according to some labor lawyers.......

Red Sox fined for stealing signs, Yanks docked lesser amount

  
The Boston Red Sox have been fined by Major League Baseball for using electronic equipment to steal signs given by a Yankees catcher this season, and New York has been fined a lesser amount for improper use of a dugout telephone in an earlier year......

Red Sox, Yankees fined separately as part of MLB investigation into sign-stealing

  
The Boston Red Sox have been fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball in the aftermath of employing electronic gadgets in a high-tech sign-stealing scheme they ran on the New York Yankees. "I have decided to fine the Red Sox an undisclosed amount which in turn will be donated by my office to hurricane relief efforts in Florida," commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. "Moreover, all 30 clubs have been notified that future violations of this type will be subject to more serious sanctions, including the possible loss of draft picks." Manfred also said the Yankees were fined a lesser undisclosed amount because, in the course of MLB's investigation of the Red Sox sign-stealing scheme, the Yankees had violated a rule governing the use of the dugout phone. Sign stealing, as a practice, isn't prohibited by MLB. In fact, it has surreptitiously been happening for years in various ways, typically with a runner on second base peeking in to.........

Giants' Beckham limited, but increasing practice workload

  
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is doing a little more at practice and apparently getting closer to playing on Monday night against the Detroit Lions......

Singapore Grand Prix: Lance Stroll Rebounds in F1 Racing, From Crashes and Critics

  
Stroll was criticized after a bad start, and his father's money, leading to sponsorship deals, has not helped matters.......

Singapore Grand Prix: Haas F1 Is Better Than Last Year. So Why Is Gene Haas Unhappy?

  
"I think we should have been further ahead, we should have been better," Haas said of the team's encore season, where it is running in seventh place.......

Singapore Grand Prix: After the Race, the Real F1 Celebrations Begin

  
Once relegated to hotel bars, after-race parties have grown to become big business full of drivers, celebrities and royalty.......

Red Sox Fined Undisclosed Amount for Using Electronic Devices to Steal Signs

  
The commissioner's office said it would donate the fine to hurricane relief efforts in Florida.......

Russia doping tension marks final day of IOC meetings

  
Tension regarding Russian doping scandal highlight final day of IOC meetings......

Column: Sports gets political, but much of it does no good

  
Column: In age of Trump, when sports has taken a very political turn, it's up to us to break down those who are advancing the conversation and those who are simply running their mouths......

Keegan Bradley, Stuck in a Title Drought, Seeks to Extend His Season

  
Bradley, the 2011 P.G.A. Championship winner, opened the BMW Championship on Thursday with a 65, and needs a good finish to advance to next week's Tour Championship in Atlanta.......

Extra Bases: Byron Buxton, the Twins' Magician in Center, Cleans Up at the Plate

  
Buxton's hitting improved after he eliminated his leg kick and shortened his stride, a technique that worked for his manager, Paul Molitor, in a Hall of Fame career.......

Vikings still optimistic that Sam Bradford will play vs. Steelers

  
The Minnesota Vikings have some concerns about quarterback Sam Bradford's left knee but remain cautiously optimistic about his status for Sunday's game, a source told ESPN on Friday. Bradford on Tuesday had an MRI on the knee after another source told ESPN that the quarterback had experienced swelling, pain and discomfort following Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Saints. The source said the MRI did not reveal any specific damage but that scans do not always offer a clear picture in a knee that has undergone multiple ACL repairs.?It is the same knee that underwent ACL repairs in 2013 and 2014, when Bradford was with the Rams. On Friday, coach Mike Zimmer would not comment on the report. "I'm not going to talk about who has had MRIs or who hasn't had MRIs," Zimmer said. "Lots of guys have MRIs." Bradford has been listed as a limited participant on the team's practice reports all week, but the source said the thought was.........

Source: Texans CB Kevin Johnson expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to sprained MCL

  
HOUSTON -- Houston Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson suffered a sprained MCL and is expected to miss four to six weeks, pending further testing, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson, the Texans' 2015 first round pick, was ruled out with a left knee injury in the third quarter of the Texans' 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. He was checked out on the field by the Texans' medical staff before walking off the field without any assistance. He had four tackles before his injury. The Texans have relied on Johnson this season after A.J. Bouye, the team's top cornerback last season, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March. Johnson only played in six games last season before he broke his foot and was out for the rest of the season. The Texans also lost veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. ......

Rookie running backs, linebackers make big contributions

  
Kareem Hunt, Dalvin Cook and T.J. Watt led the way as rookie running backs and linebackers made an immediate impact in Week 1......

Peter Uihlein leads Web.com Tour Finals event in Boise

  
BOISE, Idaho -- Peter Uihlein shot a 9-under 62 to take the lead at the Albertsons Boise Open on Thursday, two weeks after wrapping up a PGA Tour card with a victory in the Web.com Tour Finals opener. Uihlein birdied five of his last seven holes at Hillcrest Country Club. He had a one-stroke lead over Alex Cejka in the second of four events that will determine 25 PGA Tour cards. Uihlein won the series opener in Columbus, Ohio. The 28-year-old former Oklahoma State player from Massachusetts has played four seasons on the European Tour, winning the 2013 Madeira Islands Open. "I've been wedging the ball really well, and I've been putting it nicely and driving it straight," Uihlein said. "If I feel like I do those well, I can make a lot of birdies and get it going. That's really been the key." The 2010 U.S. Amateur champ spent the week between events boarding up his house in Jupiter, Florida, to protect it from Hurricane Irma, then.........

NFL to appeal Ezekiel Elliott's injunction to 5th Circuit

  
FRISCO, Texas -- The NFL has taken steps to reverse a judge's preliminary injunction that blocks the six-game suspension of? Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott?for violating the personal conduct policy. First, the league asked Judge Amos Mazzant for an emergency stay of the preliminary injunction that he put into place Friday. Second, the NFL filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. On Monday, Mazzant did order the NFL Players Association to file a response to the NFL's request for a stay by Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. The NFL will have until 6 p.m. Friday to file its response. If the judge will not reverse his decision, it's not clear how quickly an appeal will be heard. If Mazzant's initial decision is overturned, then Elliott's suspension could go into effect immediately. Elliott was eligible to play Sunday against the New York Giants, but without Mazzant's ruling he would have.........

MLB rules no intent on Tigers pitch that hit plate umpire

  
MLB rules Tigers did not intend to throw pitch that struck plate umpire in shoulder......

It's on: Triple G, Canelo ready for big middleweight bout

  
Golovkin, Alvarez ready to rumble in big middleweight showdown that's been brewing for years......

CFL extends window to mull Johnny Manziel possibility

  
The CFL is weighing whether to allow quarterback Johnny Manziel to play in the league this season, according to a statement that confirmed Manziel's interest in resuming his pro career. Manziel's CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who placed him on their negotiation list -- the league's process of intaking international players -- several years ago. According to league policy, any player on the list can trigger a 10-day window in which the team must either offer a contract or renounce his rights.? Manziel's agent recently notified Hamilton of his intent to start the 10-day clock, but the CFL said Friday it had extended the window so the league itself could "facilitate a process of evaluation for the player."? No timetable for the unusual extension was provided. The CFL's statement was first reported by TSN. Manziel, 24, hasn't played since the Cleveland Browns released him in March 2016 after two disastrous seasons marked by.........

Bengals fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start

  
CINCINNATI -- The Bengals on Friday fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese following the team's lackluster 0-2 start, marking the first time in the 50-year history of the organization that a coordinator has been fired during the season. The Bengals said quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will immediately assume coordinator duties in place of Zampese, who was with the Bengals for 15 seasons; he started as their quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator last season. "Ken Zampese has done a tremendous job for us for my 15 years here, and I have the utmost respect for Ken as a person and as a coach," coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "But I feel it best for the football team to breathe new life into the offense, and that's why I am making the change. "Bill Lazor has great experience in the league and as a coordinator, and I feel Bill can progress our offense the way we need. We have a lot of talent on offense, and we need to keep working.........

Bengals replace coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start

  
The Bengals replace offensive coordinator Ken Zampese a day after they again failed to get into the end zone......

Wallace faces uncertain future with Petty race team

  
Darrell Wallace Jr. remained hopeful sponsorship could be found so he can drive the No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports in 2018......

Tony Kanaan says IndyCar finale will be last with Ganassi

  
Tony Kanaan said the IndyCar season finale will be his last with Chip Ganassi Racing......

Park fires 63, uses fresh start to lead Evian major

  
Sung Hyun Park took full advantage of a fresh start to the Evian Championship on Friday, firing an 8-under 63 to lead the rescheduled first round by three shots......

Why US tennis prodigy has to crowdfund her own operation

  
In 2013, Tornado Alicia Black seemed destined for the big time when she reached the finals of the junior US Open.......

How Bayer Leverkusen is taking strides into the future

  
Walking through the corridors of Bayer Leverkusen's BayArena, you get the sense this is a club proud of its past.......

QB Andrew Luck committed to Colts, agent says

  
The agent for Andrew Luck on Wednesday said the quarterback is committed to the Indianapolis Colts and that there is "no truth" that he wants out of his long-term deal with the team. Earlier Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Greenberg said on Mike & Mike that there have been rumblings of a gap between Luck and the Colts and that his time could be winding down in Indianapolis. "Quite simply and succinctly, there's no truth to that comment at all," Will Wilson, Luck's agent, told WTHR-TV's Bob Kravitz. "Andrew did a long-term deal and he did it for a reason: He wants to be with the Colts and he's committed to the Colts. It's as simple as that. He looks forward to the opportunity to play when he's ready. He wants to get out there when he's ready, obviously. He's just going through rehab; it's the process he's going through." Wilson reiterated that in a statement to ESPN. "Any rumor/speculation about Andrew being disgruntled with the Colts or wanting a trade is.........

Keeping Score: The Cubs Badly Needed Some Wins. Enter the Mets.

  
For those keeping score, it was Cubs 8, Mets 3; Cubs 17, Mets 5; and, in the finale, Cubs 14, Mets 6.......

NFL seeks quick action to get Elliott suspension reinstated

  
The NFL is asking a federal appeals court to move quickly on its request to overrule a judge's injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott......

F1 team looks for va-va-voom in Renault deal

  
Formula One team McLaren is to end its partnership with its Honda at the end of the 2017 season, the British team confirmed Friday.......

Broncos' Jared Crick to have back surgery

  
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said this week the team wanted to get defensive end? Jared Crick ready to be healthy "in the future,'' he meant well after this week. Crick, who has practiced just twice since suffering a back injury in mid-August, will have back surgery, sources confirmed to ESPN. Recovery time varies greatly with back surgeries, but Crick will likely be moved to injured reserve to see if he can return this season, and the Broncos will sign former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin. Rubin, 31, was among the Seahawks' final roster cuts earlier this month after the team had traded for Sheldon Richardson. Rubin started every game of the previous two seasons with the Seahawks. Crick, 28, left the Broncos' Aug. 15 practice with what was then called back spasms. He practiced one day last week, in the days before the regular-season opener, but then did not.........

N.F.L. Week 2 Picks: Can the Packers Beat the Falcons?

  
The N.F.L. has a jam-packed slate, including a rematch of last year's N.F.C. championship game. Here's who we think will win.......

Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin: How to Watch, Odds and Predictions

  
Two of the world's top fighters enter the ring Saturday night. Here's what you need to know.......

After the Race, the Real F1 Celebrations Begin

  
One relegated to hotel bars, after-race parties have grown to become big business full of drivers, celebrities and royalty.......

La Liga confirms plans to stage fixtures overseas

  
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could be playing league football in the likes of China and the United States sooner than you think.......

How PSG signed the 'most promising player in the world'

  
Not content with making Neymar soccer's most expensive player, French club Paris Saint-Germain has signed Kylian Mbappé -- regarded as of one of the world's most promising teenagers -- from Monaco.......

Has 14-second delay scuppered $29M deal?

  
A leading European soccer player's career is in limbo after paperwork relating to his transfer from a Portuguese team to an English Premier League club was submitted 14 seconds too late.......

Football feels force of PSG and Qatar's 'soft power'

  
One can be forgiven for thinking the football world has been turned on its head over the past month.......

Clubs face probe after 'disorder' as 20,000 fans descend on London

  
UEFA has confirmed it will open disciplinary proceedings against both Cologne and Arsenal following Thursday's Europa League game.......

Clubs face probe after 20,000 fans descend on London

  
UEFA has confirmed it will open disciplinary proceedings against both Cologne and Arsenal following Thursday's Europa League game.......

At more US colleges, video gamers get the varsity treatment

  
Varsity gaming teams with all the trappings of sports teams are becoming increasingly common as colleges tap into the rising popularity of competitive gaming......

Person familiar with matter to AP: MLB review of umpire hit

  
Person familiar with situation to AP: MLB reviewing how umpire got hit by pitch in Tigers-Indians game......

Candace Parker helps Sparks beat Mercury 86-72 in Game 2

  
Candace Parker had 24 points and 13 rebounds _ showing no effects of an ankle injury _ to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 86-72 in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinal series......

Boston's new home run: Marathon held inside Fenway Park

  
Boston's Fenway Park will host marathon; 50 runners will circle stadium 116 times to cover 26.2 miles......

NBA evaluating draft lottery reform to discourage tanking

  
The NBA is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform that could be voted into legislation and instituted by the 2019 draft, league sources told ESPN. Commissioner Adam Silver is a strong advocate to deincentivize tanking by implementing lower odds on the NBA's worst teams to gain the top picks in the draft, league sources said. The proposed measures would also increase the chances of better teams making a jump into the draft lottery. The NBA's 14 non-playoff teams compromise the league's annual draft lottery system. The NBA competition committee, comprised of several general managers and coaches, is expected to vote next week on sending a formal recommendation to the board of governors for final passage, league sources said. The competition committee is given significant latitude to challenge and amend the league office's proposals, and thus could recommend none, part, or all of a proposal for the league owners to vote upon at its late September.........

Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor's tweets

  
President Donald Trump called on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist" and "bigot."......

Mickelson, Bradley working their way back to better golf

  
On The Tee: Phil Mickelson sends Keegan Bradley an encouraging text with hopes better golf is ahead for both of them......

Soccer feels force of PSG and Qatar's 'soft power'

  
One can be forgiven for thinking the football world has been turned on its head over the past month.......

Martina Hingis: 'I taught Roger Federer how to win'

  
Much has been made of the resurgence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this season.......

How Nadal secured his 16th grand slam title

  
The King of Clay has once again assumed his throne -- this time on a hard court.......

Golf with Churchill? Nick Price's perfect day

  
Three-time major winner Nick Price can look back on many great sporting memories.......

NHL announces league not going to 2018 Olympics in South Korea

  
The National Hockey League announced Monday that it would not be sending its players to the Olympics in South Korea in 2018, ending months of debate over the issue of participation in Pyeongchang. The league had been looking for conciliatory offers from the International Olympic Committee and/or the NHL Players' Association in order to placate an ownership group increasingly unhappy with the league shutting down for weeks to take part in the Olympic tournament every four years. That didn't happen in recent weeks, and the league made good on its promise to resolve the matter before the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which begin April 13. "In an effort to create clarity among conflicting reports and erroneous speculation, this will confirm our intention to proceed with finalizing our 2017-18 Regular Season schedule without any break to accommodate the Olympic Winter Games," the league said in a release distributed Monday afternoon. "We now consider the matter.........

Gennady Golovkin finally gets the fight he wants

  
LAS VEGAS -- On May 6, moments after Canelo Alvarez finished rolling over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a shutout decision that wasn't competitive for a moment, Gennady Golovkin's ring walk music -- The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" -- hit, and the T-Mobile Arena crowd suddenly perked up and erupted in cheers. In pure WWE style, Alvarez had called Golovkin to the ring to tell him he was next, and GGG made his way to the ring for a joint interview to close the HBO PPV telecast. At long last, the mega match had been made official nearly two years after it had become the next must-see fight in boxing, but put off by Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez's promoter, who didn't want to risk his cash cow just yet while allowing him to grow into a true middleweight. However long it took, Golovkin finally has the big fight he craved and dreamed of for years. Golovkin and Alvarez will meet to determine middleweight supremacy and.........

Watching whales and icebergs -- and football?

  
It's not often you get to glimpse icebergs and whales while watching a game of soccer, but that's only one of the reasons why the Greenlandic football season is one of the sport's most unusual.......

How Iraq's football team united a warring nation

  
It was 10 year's ago this week that Iraq's soccer stars shocked the world and brought a war torn nation together as they triumphed at the Asian Cup.......

Haas F1 Is Better Than Last Year. So Why Is Gene Haas Unhappy?

  
"I think we should have been further ahead, we should have been better," Haas said of the team's encore season, where it is running in seventh place.......

Now Starting for the Jets: The Marvin Ridge High School Quarterbacks Coach

  
Josh McCown had many stops along the way to starting for the Jets. One of them was a two-season stint teaching the game to teenagers.......

  
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World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-Feet—Half a City Block!

  
Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle.  At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word's longest limo, at 100 feet long. Per Guinness World Record's requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable. The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.......

Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports

  
"In business, you either close a deal or you don't — and if you don't, you can't just say, 'Well, everybody tried hard, right?'" Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.......

What We Can Learn About Sibling Rivalry From Serena and Venus Williams

  
Serena and Venus Williams share a hug after Serena's victory over her big sister on Tuesday night. (Photo: Corbis Images) After Serena Williams beat her sister Venus on Tuesday night in a competitive three-set U.S. Open quarterfinals match, the two met at the net and embraced. Venus, the older Williams sibling, whispered to her sister: "I'm so happy for you."......

Study Finds Benefit of Cheerleading

  
Could cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. "The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading," Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.......

Novak Djokovic's Inspiring Dad Comments: How Being a Parent Heightens Happy Moments

  
Novak Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open title on Sunday, says parenthood has made him a better player. Since then, the tennis champ has credited fatherhood with improving his game.......

Michael Sam Makes Up With Dad Who Criticized Him for Being Gay

  
Former NFL player Michael Sam, who had been estranged from his father since coming out as gay in February 2014, tweeted this week that the two have spoken for the first time since then. (Photo: Getty Images) When former NFL player Michael Sam announced to the world that he was gay back in February 2014, he was largely praised for his bravery and honesty by fellow players, various celebrities, the NFL, and ESPN — pretty much everyone, it seemed, except his father, Michael Sam Sr., who was quoted at the time as saying, "I'm old school. I'm a man-and-a-woman type of guy." STORY: NFL Dad Sends Powerful Message by Confiscating Kids' 'Trophies for Nothing' Shortly after, Sam discussed his estrangement from his dad during a segment of Dancing With the Stars, while he was a contestant.......

Little League Team's Heartwarming Last Act for Dad and His Son

  
Gary Parrish, center, died on Thursday of liver cancer. Gary Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and metastasis to the liver in June. STORY: Late Dad Makes Stunning Appearance in Photo With Widow, Baby When this year's baseball season started, 11-year-old Ryan Parrish's coach, Caison Whatley, who also coached him last season, noticed the boy was unusually distracted. He's got a whole lot more on his mind than we could ever have," Whatley told WSFA.......

Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen

  
A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.......

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

  
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP's survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio's Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.......

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

  
This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster. ......

Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

  
With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, "I don't want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique." ......

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

  
One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.......

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

  
"Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​......

LEADING OFF: Indians aim for 23rd win in row, Price to 'pen

  
LEADING OFF: Indians aim for 23rd win in row, Price to 'pen......

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

  
Alex Ovechkin's statement acknowledging he won't be allowed to represent Russia in the 2018 Winter Olympics is the latest acceptance from a star NHL player about the league's decision not to participate in the Games in South Korea......

Week 3 Preview: Jackson vs. Clemson; Scouts flock to Laramie

  
Lamar Jackson basically had the Heisman Trophy all but wrapped up last season by Oct. 2, playing so well in Louisville's biggest games early in the season that a few stumbles late didn't cost him......

Texans' Watson wins 1st start vs historically bad Bengals

  
Deshaun Watson wore a tux to his first NFL start on his 22nd birthday. The clothes and the moment were a perfect fit. Watson scrambled 49 yards for the game's only touchdown Thursday night, leading Houston to a 13-9 victory over Cincinnati......

NCAA reforming transfer rules by tying them to academics

  
The NCAA is moving toward reforming transfer rules......

Some Olympic leaders impatient with onslaught of scandals

  
As the scandals add up, some Olympic leaders grow impatient......

Florida teams resume playing in Sunshine State after Irma

  
Florida sports teams playing in Sunshine State after Irma......

Lance Stroll Rebounds in F1 Racing, From Crashes and Critics

  
Stroll was criticized after a bad start, and his father's money, leading to sponsorship deals, has not helped matters.......

Torn pectoral muscle couldn't slow Bears' Jerrell Freeman in opener

  
CHICAGO -- Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman revealed on Thursday that he played 55 snaps with a torn pectoral muscle in Chicago's 23-17 Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Freeman posted a message on his Instagram account that said he tore his pectoral muscle on the first play of the game last Sunday. Freeman was credited with a team-high 10 tackles against Atlanta, but the Bears placed him on injured reserve on Tuesday. The Bears said Freeman's pectoral tear will require surgery. The veteran linebacker also suffered a concussion in the Falcons game. Freeman became the third Chicago starter to land on injured reserve, joining wide receivers Cameron Meredith (knee) and Kevin White?(shoulder fracture). Second-year linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski is expected to take Freeman's spot in the starting lineup against the? Tampa Bay Buccaneers?on Sunday. Chicago.........

Bob Dylan Must Play Minnesota's Super Bowl

  
Britney Spears is a rumored to be under consideration for the Super Bowl halftime show, but the Nobel-winning legend should be the pick, writes Jason Gay.......

We Need to Relax Like Roger Federer

  
The secret to workplace success—and career longevity—appears to be smartly executed time off.......

Stop Saying Tom Brady Is Old!

  
Tom Brady is turning 40, and sports still doesn't know how to handle it, writes Jason Gay. ......

For Baseball, Call Me Booger

  
A late summer stunt has baseball players digging deep for goofy nicknames......

Capitals' Ovechkin says Olympic decision out of his hands

  
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin released a statement through the NHL team expressing frustration about the league's decision to skip the Olympics......

Shorter Swing Leads to Home Run Boost for Giancarlo Stanton

  
It appears that Giancarlo Stanton has figured out that he doesn't have to swing wildly from his heels to send baseballs soaring into the stratosphere.......

My Flimsy Farewell to Football

  
Another round of anthem protests has Jason Gay ready to walk away from the game. Or...maybe not. ......

Cubs 14, Mets 6: Cubs Pound Mets Again to Complete a Sweep at Wrigley

  
The Cubs outscored the Mets by 39-14 over the three games in Chicago and extended their lead in the National League Central.......

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aaron Judge

  
The New York Yankees' rookie slugger put together an epic first half—and is having an equally bad second half.......

Need a Touchdown Dance? Dance Pros Offer Moves for NFL Stars

  
NFL players might be too busy practicing football to devise celebratory dances. So choreographers Mandy Moore, Kelly Devine and Joshua Bergasse offer some touchdown moves. ......

Mayweather-McGregor Is a Doughnut. Let Me Explain.

  
Saturday's fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor has the attention of the sports world. How will we feel when it's over? ......

Liar, Liar, Red Sox on Fire?

  
A "stealing signs" controversy has another Boston team combating trust issues.......

How Late Is Too Late for Tennis?

  
Matches that stretch into the early morning have some wondering if the U.S. Open should rethink it's tradition of starting matches in the evening......

Hey! Russell Westbrook and LeBron James Have Got Next!

  
A luxe private court in Manhattan has become the home of basketball's starriest pick-up game.......

Federer Falters Just Short of Dream Matchup With Nadal

  
The Swiss legend fell in four sets to Juan Martin del Potro, another fan favorite with a magical forehand......

Indians 3, Royals 2, 10 innings: One Strike From a Streak's End, Cleveland Indians Rally to Win 22nd Straight

  
The Indians surpassed the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the longest winning streak in the last 101 seasons and are now four short of the major league record, held by the 1916 New York Giants.......

Watson runs for TD, leads Texans over Bengals 13-9 in debut

  
Deshaun Watson ran 49 yards for a touchdown in his first NFL start led the Houston Texans' depleted offense to a clinching field goal in the closing minutes for a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who have yet to score a touchdown......

Capitals' Ovechkin releases statement about Olympics

  
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin released a statement through the NHL team expressing frustration about the league's decision to skip the Olympics......

Yankees 13, Orioles 5: In a Hushed Stadium, the Yankees' Bats Provide a Symphony

  
The Yankee Stadium sound system malfunctioned early, but the Yankees' offense lit up with six runs in the first inning en route to a victory over Baltimore.......

Turning frowns upside down, Yankees' Todd Frazier has fun with gesture

  
The New York Yankees' Todd Frazier isn't afraid to embrace the hate. Wednesday, two nights after his three-run homer at Citi Field was greeted by a fan putting his thumbs down, Frazier adopted the gesture as his own. With the Yankees the visiting team against the Tampa Bay Rays in a game relocated to Flushing Meadows by Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida, it's not known whether the displeased fan was a Mets' fan, a fan of the Rays, or just someone who doesn't like the Yankees. Either way, Frazier and his teammates thought the gesture fit perfectly on a team known for its hand gestures to teammates in the dugout after getting a hit. "I saw it right, like right after the game. My buddy texted me about it. He said, 'This guy didn't really like your three-run homer.' And then it kind of blew up online," Frazier said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. "And Aaron Judge was telling me, he's like, 'Man, you've got.........

Sylvia Fowles wins 1st MVP award after lifting Lynx with big year

  
Sylvia Fowles, the dynamic center for the Minnesota Lynx, has been named the WNBA's 2017 Most Valuable Player, the league announced Thursday. It's the first career MVP award for Fowles, 31, who led the 27-7 Lynx to the league's best record and No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Fowles received 35 of 40 first-place votes and 385 points from a national panel of writers and broadcasters, well ahead of New York Liberty forward Tina Charles (3, 199) and Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (2, 132). Players received 10 points for each first-place vote, seven for second, five for third, three for fourth and one for fifth. "It's a proud moment," a teary Fowles said at a news conference about two hours before the Lynx faced the Washington Mystics in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals. "I thought about it, but it wasn't at the top of my list." A four-time All-Star and the 2015 Finals MVP, the 6-foot-6 Fowles compiled one of the most dominant seasons by a.........

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: I don't blame DBs for aggressive coverage

  
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski faced aggressive coverage downfield from Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and others in last week's NFL opener, and he doesn't blame them for it. In fact, he said if referees will allow it, he'd advise it. "If I was one of those DBs, and you've seen film over the last few years, I would definitely be doing that if I was a DB -- 100 percent," he said. "You don't really see it called ever, so I've just got to play with it. Play how the game is called. If I was a DB, I'd do that, too." Asked if the opener was a good example of that, he said, "Sometimes." Gronkowski was held to two receptions for 33 yards in the game. He was targeted six times. Berry, one of the NFL's best safeties, deserves some of the credit for that lower-than-expected production. There were also a few close calls in which officials could have thrown penalty flags for pass interference or.........

Catch 22: Indians rally, win AL-record 22nd straight game

  
Indians rally for win No. 22 in a row, beat Royals 3-2 on Bruce's single in 10th......

Jarrett Jack Set to Join Knicks on One-Year Deal

  
Jack is the third point guard the Knicks have signed this summer, giving them insurance behind the unproven rookie Frank Ntilikina.......

Mike Fiers gets five-game ban for pitch near Luis Valbuena's head

  
Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a fastball over the head of Los Angeles Angels slugger Luis Valbuena. The commissioner's office issued the penalty Thursday. Fiers is not appealing, so the penalty starts in Thursday night's game between the AL West-leading Astros and playoff-contending Angels. On Wednesday, Fiers unleashed a pitch at least 2 feet over Valbuena's head that sailed to the backstop when Valbuena came up for the first time after hitting his 20th home run of the season and then adding an exclamation point with a big bat flip. "I took it as disrespect,'' Fiers said. Plate umpire Cory Blaser immediately warned both benches. Houston manager A.J. Hinch would not comment on the pitch. ......

Marshawn Lynch fined $12K for flipping double bird

  
The NFL fined Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch $12,000 for a hand gesture he made during Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.? CBS cameras caught Lynch raising the middle finger on both hands in the fourth quarter.? Sunday's game marked Lynch's regular-season return to the NFL after sitting out the 2016 season in retirement. He unretired after being traded by the? Seattle Seahawks?to the Raiders in the offseason. He rushed for 76 yards on 18 carries Sunday, setting the tone for the Raiders with his bruising running style in Oakland's 26-16 victory. "We got to see that Marshawn is Marshawn," Raiders quarterback Derek Carr?said. "He's running through people, and he's going to make it a pain on them to tackle him. You've got to earn it if you're going to tackle him." Lynch also had a 16-yard reception on the right side and nearly had what could have been a 34-yard.........

LEADING OFF: Price to bullpen, lots at stake for Cards-Cubs

  
LEADING OFF: Price to bullpen, lots at stake for Cards-Cubs......

Silent ballpark: Yankee Stadium sound system fails

  
Yankee Stadium sound system fails before game vs. Orioles......

Texans WR Jaelen Strong active vs Bengals

  
Texans receiver Jaelen Strong is active for a game Thursday night against the Bengals......

Manfred says MLB willing to wait 2 years for Otani

  
Major League Baseball is willing to wait two years for Shohei Otani if the young Japanese star decides the sport's new labor contract limits his value to an unacceptable level......

Leishman opens with a 62 to lead BMW Championship

  
A week off didn't slow Marc Leishman, who opens with a 62 for a 2-shot lead in the BMW Championship......

Betances still upset over Girardi bringing in Chapman

  
Dellin Betances 'shocked' and 'surprised' he was replaced by Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the eighth against the Rays......

N.F.L. Week 2 Picks: Patriots, Cowboys and Packers Have Tough Games

  
The N.F.L. has a jam-packed slate, including a rematch of last year's N.F.C. championship game. Here's who we think will win.......

No Angel: Astros' Fiers banned 5 games for retaliating vs LA

  
Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers has been suspended five games for throwing a fastball over the head of Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Valbuena in an apparent act of retaliation......

Big 12 SPOTLIGHT: Results show what 3 new coaches inherited

  
The results so far for Oklahoma, Texas and Baylor clearly reflect the situations inherited by the Big 12's three new head coaches......

Look who's back: All-Star Miller returns to red-hot Indians

  
Miller returns to streaking Indians, who won 21 in a row without top reliever......

Hit parade: White Sox pound out 25, rout Tigers 17-7

  
Avisail Garcia went 5 for 5 and drove in a career-high seven runs, Yoan Moncada scored five times and the Chicago White Sox pounded out 25 hits while routing the Detroit Tigers 17-7......

Alvarez sees a knockout and a great fight against Triple G

  
Alvarez goes to bed at night thinking about knocking out the fearsome Golovkin......

Charles Leclerc, a Teenage Driver, Shows Potential for Ferrari

  
Despite his strong track record and even with the backing of Ferrari, there is no guarantee that Leclerc, 19, will end up in a Formula One seat.......

French city to send misspelled Montpelier jerseys to Vermont

  
Vermont's capital city is saying merci to France for a spelling error on some soccer jerseys......

The Task of Keeping F1 Racing Honest, and Safe

  
Each year a new set of technical regulations is issued, with the aim of closing loopholes. Then officials must make sure that the teams are complying.......

Josef Newgarden Leads IndyCar Pack Into Season's Final Race

  
With four wins in his first year with Team Penske, Newgarden has a 3-point lead. Three of his teammates are also in contention for the series title.......

Tennessee plans to 'restore visibility' of Lady Vols brand

  
Tennessee athletic director John Currie announces plan to 'restore prominence' of Lady Vols brand for all women's sports......

Odell Beckham Jr. practices, says he's dealing with 6-8 week injury

  
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Odell Beckham Jr. returned to practice in a limited capacity Thursday, revealing that he's dealing with a six- to eight-week injury timeline for his ankle that has already cost him the New York Giants' season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. It has been 24 days since Beckham went down following an ugly preseason hit that bent his left leg inwards on a Monday night against the Cleveland Browns. The Giants play the Detroit Lions this Monday night, exactly four weeks since the injury. Beckham, despite testing the ankle before the Giants' 19-3 loss to the Cowboys, wasn't really close to playing in Sunday's game as he hadn't practiced all week. "I don't really know how realistic it was," Beckham said. "As bad as I wanted to play, it just wasn't there. It had been three weeks after the injury. It hasn't even been a month since it happened. This is a six- to eight-week thing. Unfortunately, as much as I was.........

Lions fan banned by team after posting racist message

  
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions fan who posted a racist Snapchat after two African-American fans sat during the national anthem on Sunday against Arizona has turned in his tickets and will no longer be welcome at Ford Field, the Lions confirmed to ESPN. His banishment was first reported by the Detroit News. The fan posted a photo of two fans sitting during the anthem and wrote the phrase "Ignorant N-----s" underneath the post. The post then made its way to Facebook and was sent to various media outlets, including ESPN, eventually becoming public Wednesday. The Lions initially declined comment on the specifics of the incident Wednesday before reversing course and saying the fan was no longer welcome Thursday. The Lions' initial statement said part of the team's conduct policy was to respect all fans. "Providing our fans with a safe and enjoyable experience at all Ford Field events is of the utmost importance and an absolute priority for our.........

Kings to hold open tryouts in search for emergency goalie

  
It's a story right out of Hollywood. The Los Angeles Kings are hosting open tryouts on Sept. 27 to find their emergency goaltender. "The NHL requires each home team to have an emergency goalie in the stands for every game and we thought this would be a good opportunity to see who in our area is best qualified for the job," Kings president Luc Robitaille said in a news release. "It will be interesting, that is for sure." The event will take place at the team's training facility; the team promises "a member of the Kings hockey operations department" will be on hand to evaluate. What are the Kings looking for in this understudy role? Someone at least 18 years old " who has played a high level" of amateur hockey but has not signed a contract to play in a professional league. Last season, two teams -- the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks?-- found themselves signing emergency backup goalies. The Hurricanes used their.........

Dolphins practice in California, await word on Florida home

  
OXNARD, Calif. -- With some family members and friends still in Florida dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Irma, the Miami Dolphins began preparations for their first regular-season game with a practice here on Wednesday. They play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at StubHub Stadium. The NFL postponed the Dolphins' opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Miami a week ago because of Hurricane Irma. The storm shifted west and Miami was somewhat spared, as severe winds and rain resulted in power outages throughout the area but no major flooding. Players and coaches appear, for the most part, to have avoided major property damage. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who has pledged $1 million to the rebuilding efforts for the region, flew coaches, players and their families to Los Angeles on a team charter on Friday. The Dolphins are using the Dallas Cowboys' training camp facility in Oxnard as the team's home base for the.........

A look back at the Texas-USC 2006 Rose Bowl

  
When Texas and Southern California last met on the football field, the Longhorns and Trojans put on a show many still call the greatest game in college football history......

Indians activate All-Star Andrew Miller from disabled list

  
The Cleveland Indians have activated top reliever Andrew Miller, who was on the disabled list with sore right knee......

Feature: Can Baseball Turn a 27-Year-Old Into the Perfect Manager?

  
Take an inside look at the White Sox's experiment with Justin Jirschele, the youngest coach in professional baseball.......

Bengals WR John Ross likely to make debut vs. Texans

  
CINCINNATI -- Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross will likely make his season debut against the? Houston Texans?on Thursday night, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Ross, who set a record with a 4.22 second 40-yard dash at the combine and is one of the fastest players in the NFL, missed the season opener against the Ravens after spraining his knee in the preseason finale on Aug. 31. Coach Marvin Lewis said prior to their Week 1 game that Ross could play after returning to practice, however he was made a game-day inactive. Ross was a full participant in the Bengals' light practices this week, which was a good indication he could soon make his debut. The NFL Network first reported that Ross would likely play vs. the Texans on Thursday. The Bengals have been very cautious with Ross after they selected him with the ninth overall pick of the 2017 draft. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum after the NFL scouting combine in March and.........

Russian leader: Doping won't keep athletes out of Olympics

  
Russian leader: Doping won't keep athletes out of Winter Olympics......

Velocity School: Where Pitchers Pay to Throw Harder

  
The average fastball was 89 m.p.h. in 2002. Now it's nearly 93. A big fastball doesn't guarantee a pitcher's success, but without it, he may be ignored.......

Brady: Concussions part of 'the physical nature of our game'

  
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he doesn't worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football......

Fantasy Football: Who to Start in Week 2

  
Week 2 is traditionally the week when fantasy owners overreact to what happened in Week 1. Remain calm and make these sensible choices.......

Baseball Now Has a Fastball University. But You Need a Curveball to Graduate.

  
The average fastball was 89 m.p.h. in 2002. Now it's nearly 93. A big fastball doesn't guarantee a pitcher's success, but without it, he may be ignored.......

Red Sox: Fans broke rule of no signs hung at Fenway Park

  
Red Sox says fans broke rule of no signs hung at Fenway Park; four people were escorted from park, but not banned or arrested.......

NCAA title game top scorer Booth returns healthy for Nova

  
Villanova guard Phil Booth is healthy and ready to play after missing almost all of last season with a knee injury......

Student sues Ohio college to play football this season

  
Man convicted of rape as a teen who served nearly a year in a juvenile prison sues Youngstown State University after being allowed to join football team as walk-on and then told him he couldn't play this season.......

ESPN Radio host Russillo pays fine after drunken trespassing

  
ESPN Radio host Ryen Russillo has paid a $250 fine for drunkenly wandering into a stranger's apartment in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson......

Japan reach sixth successive World Cup

  
With one ferocious sweep of his right foot, Yusuke Ideguchi booked Japan's place at the World Cup in Russia next year.......

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