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Kyle Schwarber might be the Cubs' next leadoff hitter

Joe Maddon knows that Kyle Schwarber isn’t the traditional major-league leadoff man, but the Cubs manager never has shied away from being unconventional. Schwarber, who surprisingly returned from two torn knee ligaments to make a big impact in Chicago’s World Series win last postseason, has only eight plate appearances as a leadoff man during parts of two seasons with the Cubs...
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41 minutes ago

Team Penske extends Joey Logano's contract to '2022 and beyond'

In a significant move, Team Penske has signed contract extensions with sponsor Shell-Pennzoil, driver Joey Logano and his crew chief, Todd Gordon. The extensions run to “2022 and beyond” said team owner Roger Penske. The “2022 and beyond” will be a marketing slogan for the team, given that Logano drives the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion, with Shell-Pennzoil as his primary...
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FOX's Jeff Gordon to drive Daytona 500 pace car

Four-time NASCAR Premier Series champion and FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Gordon will be the pace car driver for Sunday’s 59th running of the Daytona 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX). Gordon will be linked into the FOX television booth as he drives the pace car, and quite a pace car it is: A 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that comes standard with a supercharged, 650-horsepower V-8 engine and has a top...
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Gronk says Patriots fans would physically prevent Roger Goodell from entering Gillette

About three weeks ago in Houston, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed over the Super Bowl MVP Award to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after New England managed to pull off an unprecedented Super Bowl comeback from down 25 points to the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter. Prior to the game, Patriots backers and NFL fans that aren't so enthusiastic about Goodell had hoped to witness...
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Sixers announce that Ben Simmons is shut down for season

On Friday morning Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations and general manager Bryan Colangelo announced that No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons would miss the entirety of his rookie season. The team made the decision after doctors looked at a scan of Simmons' foot. The Australian wing has missed all of this regular season so far after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in...
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1 hour ago

Texas coach Tom Herman once lost Subway job due to love of pastrami

Texas coach Tom Herman fessed up to losing a job once, because he was stuffing his face instead of stuffing a sandwich. Per the Dallas Morning News: When young Herman, again during high school, worked at a Subway restaurant in Simi Valley, he took full advantage of the nutritional bonuses and running punch line it afforded him. "When people said, 'Hey, what do you do?' I would say...
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Paul Pierce tweets vicious Warriors burn after Draymond Green's trash talk

We pray the basketball gods bestow a Clippers-Warriors playoff series upon us this season. Though their days as equals are long gone, those two teams continued their tense feud in an epic game on Thursday. Golden State stole the show with 50 points in the third quarter, yet the night got off to a hot start when Draymond Green ripped Paul Pierce with some Kobe Bryant-themed trash...
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Bracket Watch: It's getting awfully crowded on the bubble

At long last, several bubble teams racked up much-needed big wins this week. Syracuse (which knocked off Duke) and Providence (which won at Creighton) both moved into my bracket. Miami (which rallied to beat Virginia) and Seton Hall (which beat Xavier) both made themselves more comfortable. Nevertheless, pickings are so slim that nearly any power-conference team currently sitting...
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2 hours ago

Rays' Colby Rasmus shaves ridiculed beard after wife gave him ultimatum

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus' stint as an (apparent) Amish man is over. After reporting to spring training with a wild beard on his face, and getting broadly lambasted across the Internet by the likes of Deadspin and others, the beard is gone. Behold:   It was a fun ride. According to the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin, Rasmus didn't grow the chin music as a goof or anything...
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Dillon pushes Hamlin's Toyota to victory in Can-Am Duel

If there was a surprise in Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel 150 qualifying races, the biggest came in the second race, when in the closing stages of the race Austin Dillon pushed Denny Hamlin to victory. Dale Earnhardt Jr. led 53 of 60 laps in the race, but with two laps to go, Dillon hooked up with Hamlin, who blew by to victory, while Earnhardt faded to sixth after getting hung out...
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2 hours ago

Watch Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly drill a full-court basketball shot

Joe Kelly is looking to have a bounce-back season on the mound with the Red Sox this season. If the way his spring training has started is any indication, luck may be on his side. Just look at what Kelly did when the team visited Florida Gulf Coast's basketball court on Thursday: That won't put him in Cy Young contention but it's about as impressive a highlight you can have at spring...
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3 hours ago

The Shaq-Javale McGee feud went nuclear overnight

Javale McGee has been a frequent target for Shaquille O'Neal's "Shaqtin' a Fool" segments on TNT, and on Thursday night, he decided he'd had enough. Shaq recently promised to lay off McGee, but on Thursday night he had to get in one last parting shot. And man, was it good: First off, the timing is odd. "Doctor Strange" hit theaters on Oct. 20, why is Shaq channeling that movie now...
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3 hours ago

All That and a Bag of Mail

I'm writing the mailbag early on Friday morning before we head to Epcot for day seven of the Travis family Disney World vacation.  So here we go.  Lots of you Tweeted and emailed this question: why did these quotes from Sage Steele receive virtually no attention in sports media? Sage Steele said as follows: "There are times that I believe that we, as African-Americans, can be hypocritical...
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Ken Roczen is at nine surgeries and counting

HRC Honda rider Ken Roczen has already undergone nine surgeries since his crash at Anaheim on Jan. 21. Roczen was riding in third place during the Anaheim 2 event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, when he went down hard during the main event. From the moment he hit the ground it was evident that Roczen was not going to be back for a while, and indeed the German’s Instagram...
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Islanders rookie gets pranked in hometown debut, makes dad cry after scoring goal

Anthony Beauvillier was born in Quebec, meaning he was one of many kids who grew up watching the Montreal Canadiens play at the Bell Centre and dreaming of one day being able to do the same. On Thursday night, that opportunity finally came. The 19-year-old rookie forward suited up for the Islanders and prepared to take on the Habs in his hometown in front of family in the crowd...
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3 hours ago

Juan Pablo Montoya to test Risi Ferrari at Sebring

Juan Pablo Montoya will test Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 488 GTE in this week’s IMSA-sanctioned test at Sebring International Raceway. Sportscar365 has learned that the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner will turn laps in the team’s GT Le Mans class contender on Friday, an opportunity that came about through one of Risi’s mechanics, according to team manager Dave Sims. “Our...
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Take a ride onboard a 2017 F1 car with Lewis Hamilton

“I love this job!” screamed Lewis Hamilton as he got back up to speed in an F1 car earlier this week. Hamilton took the new Mercedes W08 out for a spin at the Silverstone Circuit in England just moments following its unveiling Thursday morning. While he may not have got up to full speed or even done a full lap around the GP course, the team was able to get him mic’d up and...
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4 hours ago

Watch former Clemson WR Mike Williams make an incredible one-handed during draft prep

The annual NFL Draft Combine takes place next week, and former Clemson star wide receiver Mike Williams is among the players who will be on center stage. In a draft devoid of top-shelf wide receivers, Williams is considered the best prospect at the position and is projected to go No. 14 overall to the Eagles in FOX's latest mock draft. On Thursday, we got a glimpse of why Williams...
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Three cars fail post-race inspection following Can-Am Duels

Following Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel 150 qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway, three cars failed post-race height inspection. Both JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolets of AJ Allmendinger and Chris Buescher were too low at the height station, as was the Furniture Row Racing Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. With the Duels paying points for the first time, the penalties were...
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4 hours ago

Joey Votto's making certain he'll be in top shape for entire season

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When Joey Votto announced in late December that he would not play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, he issued a somewhat puzzling statement. “There were some aspects of my performance in 2016 that I have decided were lacking,” the Reds’ first baseman said. “I would like to use 2017 Spring Training for preparation.” What the heck was Votto...
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6 hours ago

McLaren shows new look on MCL32 F1 car

McLaren unveiled its new MCL32 at its Woking factory on Friday, showcasing an eye-catching new livery in the process. Like the type designation – which has lost the ‘MP4’ used since 1981 – the look reflects the team’s emphasis on the new management and the post-Ron Dennis era, after using variations on the grey and silver theme since 1997. Honda had made big steps since...
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6 hours ago

Indians relive 10th-inning fallout from Game 7 of 2016 World Series

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Yan Gomes knows. All the Indians do. A few inches here, a few inches there, and the narrative of World Series Game 7 — culminating with what the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo called “the best rain delay of all time” — might have been different. “A story can be built on that,” Gomes says, referring to the Cubs’ now-legendary meeting during the 17-minute...
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6 hours ago

Ferrari shows new SF70H F1 car at Maranello

Ferrari revealed its 2017 contender at its Maranello base this morning, prior the car’s first shakedown and filming run at the Fiorano test track. Known as project 668 internally, the car has been given the type number SF70H, in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the Italian marque’s first car. Following the departure of James Allison last year, the new design team has been...
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6 hours ago

Paul might return as Clippers face Spurs

LOS ANGELES -- With the possible return of Chris Paul looming, the Los Angeles Clippers hope to get back on the winning track when the play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at Staples Center. Paul has missed 14 games after tearing ligaments in his left thumb on Jan. 16 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although Paul received medical clearance to return, Clippers coach Doc...
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7 hours ago

Watch Ty Lawson make a mockery of the Denver Nuggets during inbounds play

Believe it or not: The Sacramento Kings, after being on the wrong end of one of the most lopsided trade deals in recent NBA history (on paper), looked pretty darn good on Thursday night. Without their former superstar center DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings moved to 1-0 in the Boogieless era by defeating the Denver Nuggets 116-100. Buddy Hield, the centerpiece of the trade with the New...
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9 hours ago
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