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20th Aug 2018 Which playoff contender has the toughest path?
With an unbelievably close playoff race in the NL, and an intriguing one in the AL, the difference may be strength of schedule the rest of the way. So let's rank them all....

19th Aug 2018 Vikes lose 6 players to injury in preseason game
Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News. She joined ESPN in 2017. MINNEAPOLIS -- Sloppy play, penalties and injuries hurt the Vikings in a 14-10 preseason loss to the Jaguars on Saturday...

19th Aug 2018 Fan injured after tour player's club slam sends iron head into gallery, causing stitches
Former PGA Tour player Kevin Stadler accidentally injured a fan at the WinCo Foods Portland Open on Friday by breaking his club. Shaun Micheel wrote about the incident at the Web.com Tour event Facebook Friday night. Micheel refused to name Stadler, ...

19th Aug 2018 Fan tries to fight NASCAR star who caused huge wreck
BRISTOL, Tenn. ? Kyle Busch had cars strong enough to contend for his third sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. Instead, he had two eventful races and left the track without a win and with a fight. Busch arrived at Bristol trying to add to his career 21...

19th Aug 2018 Lexi Thompson involved in another rules issue, but still shoots 64 to stay in contention in her return to play
Until Saturday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, Lexi Thompson?s return to the LPGA after a month-long self-imposed break to mentally re-charge had been seemingly uneventful. The tournament?s defending champion had shot a pair of 68s to jump up...

19th Aug 2018 Report: Browns put Dez Bryant on back burner, won?t sign him any time soon
The wait for Dez Bryant to find his next NFL team continues. Bryant visited the Browns this week but left without a contract, and Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports that Bryant is no longer on the front burner, did not come close to reaching an ...

19th Aug 2018 Sister Mary Jo Sobieck steals show at White Sox game with epic first pitch
This is Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, and she just authored one of the most epic first pitches we?ve seen this season or any other season. It?s an undisputed fact after she stole the show before the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox could even take ...

19th Aug 2018 Jon Gruden sits 15 offensive starters because Raiders open with Rams
The Raiders returned to the Los Angeles Coliseum for the first time in 23 years, but if the Raiders fans who showed up en masse wanted to see their stars, they were out of luck. Oakland sat 15 offensive players, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Revie...

20th Aug 2018 Stephen Jackson offers to slap reporter who asked if Kobe Bryant could handle BIG3 play
Stephen Jackson is well aware of what Kobe Bryant can do on a basketball court. Stephen Jackson probably could have just said ?yes,? but leaving it at that might still have been disrespectful to Kobe Bryant. Both players? faces changed to disbelief a...

19th Aug 2018 WWE SummerSlam 2018: Dean Ambrose Turning Heel On Seth Rollins And 5 Potentially Huge Surprises
WWE SummerSlam 2018 is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE title and Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz in a pay-per-view that could be chock full of surprises. Just last month at Extre...

19th Aug 2018 Fantasy Football 2018 Updated Big Board: NFL Preseason Week 2 Rankings
We've just about made it through Week 2 of the NFL Preseason and there have been quite a few developments. Nobody knows what a catch is. Fantasy sleepers are jumping all over the map! Since I'm no use helping solve the first two of those issues, I've...

19th Aug 2018 Cowboys vs. Bengals: Five winners and five losers from the second preseason game
The Dallas Cowboys are halfway through the preseason, and the second game took way too long to end in everybody?s collective opinion. There were some injuries, and they weren?t fun. We?ll be holding our breath until Sunday afternoon when word of Zack...

19th Aug 2018 6 winners, 3 losers from Broncos 24-23 loss to Bears
Yes, this is only the second preseason game, but the pressure was apparent. That sounds like hyperbole to say this early, but this time of the NFL season is all about habits and trends ? good or bad. The Denver Broncos had the chance on Saturday nigh...

20th Aug 2018 A disturbing arrest, suspensions, quarterback controversy
BATON ROUGE ? It was a rare bit of levity in what has been a rough August for second-year LSU football coach Ed Orgeron. After Orgeron discussed losing two reserve ? but valuable ? reserve quarterbacks in Lowell Narcisse and Justin McMillan over a 12...

20th Aug 2018 Lavar Ball knew LiAngelo Ball was unlikely to be picked in the NBA draft
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19th Aug 2018 Corey Coleman says Hard Knocks 'should have shown the whole thing'
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman returned back to his former Lake Erie home on Friday when his new team met his old team, the Cleveland Browns, in the second week of the 2018 preseason. Coleman?s impact on the game wasn?t very big. He had a ...

19th Aug 2018 Potential Lakers Target Klay Thompson Intends To Become 2019 Free Agent But Focus Remains On Re-Signing With Warriors
While there was an expectation the Los Angeles Lakers would sign two max-level players in free agency this summer, they instead added LeBron James to their young core and preserved salary cap space for what?s expected to be a loaded class of 2019 fre...

19th Aug 2018 NFC North 2018 Previews: Detroit Lions by the numbers
The Detroit Lions, man. Say what you want about the Cleveland Browns ? at least they are hilariously bad. The Lions may be the single most boring team in the league. They lose to good teams, they beat bad teams, they finish in the Jeff Fisher Zone al...

19th Aug 2018 4-star forward Malik Hall no longer considering Kansas
Class of 2019 forward Malik Hall announced his top 5 schools on Saturday and Kansas did not make the cut. The 6-foot-8 hybrid forward from Sunrise Academy in Bel Aire, KS, has narrowed his list to Oklahoma, Michigan State, Oregon, Texas and Purdue. M...

19th Aug 2018 Chiefs use Twitter to point out Falcons' possibly troubling geography skills
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19th Aug 2018 This is the greatest thing I?ve ever seen in a pro wrestling match
Ricochet just won the North American championship from Adam Cole at tonight?s (Sat., Aug. 18, 2018) NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 event at the Barclays Center in New York, and they absolutely tore the house down. That is, somehow, an understatement. Becau...

19th Aug 2018 With Conor McGregor Back, Nate Diaz Picked The Wrong Time To Attempt A Power Play On The UFC
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19th Aug 2018 Hub Arkush: Floyd, Shaheen injuries might mean Bears lost big in Denver
For all practical purposes, anything that really mattered to the Chicago Bears in their exhibition game with the Denver Broncos Saturday night was wrapped up with 6:19 left in the first half, when Mitch Trubisky threw an interception to Broncos S Jus...

19th Aug 2018 Eagles are looking smart to steal Nate Sudfeld away from Washington
Let?s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Eagles turn Redskins? trash into potential long-term find in Nate Sudfeld - PhillyVoice At a minimum, Sudfeld is a clear roster-worthy NFL player. Best case, if he continues to progress at the rate that ...

19th Aug 2018 49ers vs. Texans: 3 studs, 3 duds
HOUSTON ? Saturday night?s exhibition provided the next clues as to who might make and miss the 49ers final cuts. So, in overlooking roster locks such as Jimmy Garoppolo and Marquise Goodwin, here?s a progress report on others from the 16-13 loss aga...

19th Aug 2018 Scout on Rodney Hood: ?Cleveland can get him for a song and dance at this point?
Rodney Hood is the best free agent still available. Hood?s problem is he?s a restricted free agent, meaning the Cavaliers can match any offer for him. No team was interested enough in his skills ? after last season when the Jazz traded him away to Cl...

19th Aug 2018 Steelers Stock Report: See whose stock is rising, and falling, after preseason Game No. 2
The following cursed image is brought to you by the Pittsburgh Steelers, courtesy of their 34-51 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night; viewer discretion is advised: Those are Green Bay?s passing statistics, and the fella at the top of that...

19th Aug 2018 Lionel Messi's magical free kick earns Barcelona win in La Liga opener
Lionel Messi hits his free kick for Barcelona against Alaves in the two clubs? 2018-19 La Liga opener. Lionel Messi?s genius will never expire. With Barcelona stalling in its 2018-19 La Liga opener, Messi stepped up to a 64th-minute free kick....

20th Aug 2018 How much prize money each golfer earned at the 2018 Wyndham Championship
Like few other events on the PGA Tour schedule, it's not about how much money you make at the Wyndham Championship, but how many FedEx Cup points you earn. Of course, that's mostly due to the fact that the tournament is the regular-season finale...

19th Aug 2018 McIlroy and Fowler skipping first PGA Tour playoff event
A few players usually skip the Northern Trust after a busy summer stretch, preferring to rest up for the remainder of the playoffs and, in even-numbered years, the Ryder Cup. Northern Irishman McIlroy suggested after a disappointing equal 50th finish...

19th Aug 2018 Takeaways from Bristol: Kyle Busch's bump of Martin Truex Jr. clearly wasn't intentional
There was no reason for Kyle Busch to dump Martin Truex Jr. inside the final 100 laps Saturday night at Bristol. Busch was charging through the field after an early wreck and was chasing Truex for second. Truex did, but not as fast as Busch was antic...

19th Aug 2018 'Tiger Factor' looms large over PGA's first playoff event
It didn?t take long for the PGA Tour once again to revert to ?Tiger Woods and everyone else.? That same old song, revitalized with Woods? recent on-course resurgence, will be sung in full throat next week at the first of four FedExCup playoff events,...

19th Aug 2018 Six things we learned from 49ers-Texans
The San Francisco 49ers have concluded their second preseason game against the Houston Texans. The most important takeaway is that the starters fared much, much better than they did a week ago, the offense specifically. Beyond that, it was a good gam...

19th Aug 2018 Knicks? new rebounding machine looks to reboot career
Noah Vonleh may be regarded as another lottery-pick disappointment on the Knicks? roster, but the 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward has one exceptional attribute he will bring to the Garden ? rebounding. ?To be in the NBA, you have to have an elite s...

20th Aug 2018 Patriots vs. Eagles report card: Grading New England's offense
Six months removed from the their Super Bowl LII loss, the New England Patriots flipped the script in an impressive 37-20 preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Here are our grades for the offense. Picking up where he left off in Super Bowl LII,...

19th Aug 2018 NBA trade rumors: Heat not interested in deal with Rockets involving Ryan Anderson
Just a few months ago, the Houston Rockets took a 3-2 lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Since then, not much has gone right for the team. Chris Paul got hurt and they ended up losing that series, then they lost Tre...

19th Aug 2018 Chad Kelly continues to outplay Paxton Lynch in the preseason
Chad Kelly is a former Mr. Irrelevant, while Paxton Lynch is a former first-round draft pick. Kelly passed Lynch on the depth chart last week, and in Saturday night?s preseason game Kelly again outplayed Lynch. Kelly went 7-for-9 for 90 yards with on...

19th Aug 2018 Hottest Take of the Week: Preseason Week 2 features Tim Boyle & Jake Kumerow
With the second week of Preseason complete, the takes have begun to shift from Aaron Rodgers to the rest of the Green Bay Packers. Everyone?s favorite General Custer, Andy Benoit, went on a bit of a Twitter rant. He made wild accusations about how to...

19th Aug 2018 Valentine?s Views: 10 things I think about the Giants at halfway point of preseason
The New York Giants have reached the halfway point of the preseason. That means we have turned a corner and are heading down the home stretch toward the 2018 NFL regular season. Let?s stop, catch our breath for a second, and assess where the Giants a...

20th Aug 2018 Kahne felt he couldn't accept 2019 drive offers
Retiring NASCAR Cup driver Kasey Kahne says he turned down offers to continue in 2019 - including one from top team Stewart-Haas - because of his declining form and commitment. The 18-time Cup race-winner ended up at the small Leavine Family Racing t...

19th Aug 2018 Browns cornerback E.J. Gaines carted off, suffers "significant" knee injury
Cleveland Browns cornerback E.J. Gaines suffered an apparently ?significant? knee injury during the team?s Sunday training camp practice in Berea. Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan was at the practice and provided a look at Gaines being carted off the fie...

19th Aug 2018 Eric Lindros suggests banning body contact from hockey
Eric Lindros wants to see some serious changes in hockey. Eric Lindros has seen it from both sides. The six-foot-four, 240-pounder earned his lunch during his time in the NHL by using his massive frame and furious physicality to create space....

19th Aug 2018 Jerry Jones: Angst with Rico Gathers comes when 'looking at the guy that's not on the roster because you kept him on the roster'
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19th Aug 2018 Anderson Silva: ?I Think Khabib Nurmagomedov is the Best? Fighter in the World
Former middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva held the 185-pound title for a record 2,457 days. Silva's been out of action since February 2017, but expects to return to the Octagon next year. While not actively fighting, Silva continues to...

20th Aug 2018 That Scrutinized Bit of Meyer's OSU Contract May Be New Norm
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. The investigation of how Meyer hand...

19th Aug 2018 Jon Jones Says He Never Left USADA?s UFC Testing Pool
"Glad you enjoyed the few seconds of training footage I shared the other day," Jones wrote on Twitter. "Just wanted to let everyone know, I never left the testing pool, not even for a day." Jones is currently mired in the adjudication of his latest U...

19th Aug 2018 Seahawks Stock Report: Risers And Fallers In Preseason Loss To Chargers
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20th Aug 2018 Instant analysis after Bengals cut George Iloka
The Jessie Bates era has arrived for the Cincinnati Bengals. Earlier than expected, sure, but Marvin Lewis and Bengals coaches like what they have with the second-round prospect ? so much so they cut veteran leader George Iloka on Sunday. The main re...

19th Aug 2018 ESPN says it will not air national anthem ahead of Monday night NFL games in response to kneeling controversy
Sports broadcaster ESPN will not air the playing of national anthem ahead of Monday night NFL games. The national anthem was also not aired during the 16-week plus preseason schedule of last season?s Monday Night Football television programme and the...

19th Aug 2018 Nick Saban: 'You just think whatever happens, we just s--t another player'
Nick Saban is not happy with the quality of depth his team has at the moment. Of course, Alabama?s depth is better than nearly every other program in the country?s. So talking about a lack of depth at Alabama is relative. ?Well I?ve been concerned ab...

19th Aug 2018 Mets starter draws short straw and is sent to the bullpen
PHILADELPHIA ? When it comes to the Mets? rotation, five is enough. After toying with the idea of continuing with six starting pitchers, a byproduct of the recent doubleheader, Mickey Callaway will send rookie Corey Oswalt to the bullpen, the manager...

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