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Invicta FC 13 Weigh-In Live: Cris Cyborg Vs. Faith Van Duin (Live Stream)

Invicta FC 13 is rapidly approaching. The UFC fight, which features up-and-coming fighters, will take place Thursday and features seven matches with Cris Cyborg and Faith Van Duin headlining the main card. Cyborg and Van Duin are both aiming to weigh-in at the 145-pound threshold ahead of Thursday’s fight. Be sure to catch all 14 fighters weigh-in live below. Thumbnail photo...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson, Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant Headline Home Run Derby

The 2015 Home Run Derby participants have been announced. New broke last week that the Derby would receive yet another format change, this time moving to brackets to advance batters and using a timer for each round. Several high-profile baseball players opted out of the Derby this week, including American League MVP Mike Trout, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, and MLB home...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Pierre-Paul Had His Right Index Finger Amputated

The Jason Pierre-Paul drama continued on Wednesday, this time bearing news New York Giants fans aren’t going to enjoy hearing. According to a document obtained by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated following a fireworks accident over Fourth of July weekend. ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE...
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Joe Kelly Leaves Start For PawSox After Being Hit By Line Drive

A Triple-A start for Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly ended after just one inning Wednesday night. According to the Pawtucket Red Sox and Express-Times reporter Greg Joyce, Kelly was struck by a line drive during the first inning of the PawSox’s matchup with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The right-hander recorded the out on the play but then left the game and was replaced by...
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Wimbledon Quarters: Andy Murray, Roger Federer Set To Face Off In Semis

LONDON — Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions’ locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare – on adjacent courts – for their respective quarterfinals later in the day. “We weren’t chatting about anything. It was just, `Hey, how you doing?’ Nothing interesting,” Murray...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Have Discussed Shifting Joe Kelly To Bullpen

BOSTON — Joe Kelly’s best path back to the majors might involve a role change. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday the team has discussed moving the struggling Kelly, who last month was demoted to Triple-A, to the bullpen. Farrell did clarify, however, that no move is imminent. “I think at some point he is an option to come back in that role,” the skipper said...
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Atlanta United FC Unveils Name, Logo, Colors Of MLS Expansion Team (Photo)

ATLANTA — Arthur Blank stood before approximately 4,000 fans to celebrate the evolving identity of their new team. Yes, Atlanta, your expansion Major League Soccer franchise, which debuts in March 2017, has been named Atlanta United FC. Your colors are black, red and gold. And your new stadium is under construction. #ATLUTD http://t.co/x7PwkRlXNA— MLS Atlanta (@ATLUTD) July...
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Clippers, Mavs Start Emoji War Over DeAndre Jordan; Sports Twitter Explodes

You know it’s the slow season for sports when an emoji war between athletes breaks the Internet. ESPN reported Wednesday that free agent center DeAndre Jordan was having second thoughts about agreeing to a four-year, maximum deal with the Dallas Mavericks and would meet with his former Los Angeles Clippers one last time. Word was that Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and coach Doc...
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Obama hails U.S. Women's World Cup win in phone call

By Marcus Kwesi-O'Mard President Obama dropped in on the United States women’s national soccer team’s everlasting victory lap as someone in his position is wont to do. Obama called Team USA on Tuesday to congratulate them on their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The White House shared a two-way video of the president’s Team USA call with millions of followers...
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Watch UFC 189 Pre-Fight Press Conference Online (Live Stream)

UFC 189 is almost here, but there’s just enough time for one last press conference before Saturday’s big featherweight fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. The fighters will address the media Thursday at 2 p.m. ET, and UFC.com has the press conference available to watch via live stream. The presser also will cover the finale of the latest season of UFC show “The Ultimate...
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Jordan Spieth Almost Fell In Water While Reeling In Tuna — And Shark

Jordan Spieth can’t stop winning. The golf superstar has been fantastic on the links this season, as he’s already won the Masters and the U.S. Open. Not bad, right? Well apparently his dominance extends off the golf course. Heck, it even extends off of dry land. Spieth is gearing up for the season’s third major, the Open Championship, by playing in the John Deere Classic this...
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David Ortiz Back At First Base As Red Sox Look To Push Win Streak To Four

The Boston Red Sox are looking to do something Wednesday they haven’t done all season long: extend a winning streak to four games. The Red Sox will close a brief two-game series against the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park, and they’ll do so with David Ortiz at first base. Ortiz, who also played first Sunday, will make another rare appearance in the field as Hanley Ramirez serves...
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Report: Clippers Want To Lure DeAndre Jordan Back; Center ‘Torn’ On Mavs Deal

The Los Angeles Clippers want DeAndre Jordan back, and they’re pulling out all the stops to make it happen. The center reportedly is “unsure” and “torn” about the four-year, $80-plus million deal he agreed to with the Dallas Mavericks, sources told ESPN’s Chris Broussard. And ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Clippers are capitalizing on those feelings by bypassing...
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Reports: Raheem Sterling In Rebellion, Tells LFC He Has No Desire To Tour

The relationship between Raheem Sterling and Liverpool F.C. is reaching a breaking point. Sterling told Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Monday he doesn’t want to join the Reds for this month’s preseason tour, according to the Liverpool Echo, The Telegraph, The Mail and The Mirror. Sterling’s apparent rebellion comes as Manchester City reportedly considers launching a...
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Hartford Yard Goats Unveil New Logo With Big-League Look (Photos)

You never know what to expect when a team unveils its logo, but when it comes to the Hartford Yard Goats, New England’s “newest” minor league baseball team hit a home run. The Yard Goats, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, unveiled their logo Wednesday as they continue preparations for their inaugural 2016 season in Hartford. The Yard Goats used Twitter to break...
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U.S., Japan Agree To Giant Robot Fight After Women’s World Cup Battle (Video)

The U.S. dismantled Japan to win the Women’s World Cup 5-2 on Sunday, but now, Japan will get another chance in something else the two countries excel at: robotics. American robotics company MegaBots, which actually got its start in Somerville, Mass., challenged Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a giant robot battle earlier this week, and Suidobashi’s CEO and founder...
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Redskins’ Trademark Registration To Be Cancelled After Judge’s Ruling

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans. The ruling by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee affirms an earlier finding by an administrative appeal board. Bruce ordered the federal Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the registration. Lee emphasized...
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Bucs’ C.J. Wilson Suffers ‘Severe Hand Injury’ In July 4 Fireworks Accident

Jason Pierre-Paul did a really stupid thing this weekend, but apparently he wasn’t alone. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson suffered the same fate as the New York Giants defensive end this weekend, according to the Tampa Tribune’s Roy Cummings. Bucs CB C.J. Wilson suffered a severe hand injury in a July 4th fireworks accident, Wilson's representatives confirm to Tampa...
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Rory McIlroy to miss Open Championship after ankle injury

Rory McIlroy won’t get a chance to defend his Open Championship victory. The world’s No. 1-ranked golfer announced Wednesday that he will indeed miss next weekend’s British Open after he suffered an ankle injury Saturday while playing soccer with friends. Like he did in announcing the injury, McIlroy announced via his Instagram page that he’d miss the Open. ...
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Micronesia’s Soccer Team Loses 46-0 In Olympic Qualifying Game (Video)

In sports, it’s never over till it’s over. Unless you’re Micronesia. The tiny Western Pacific nation’s soccer team squared off against Vanuatu on Tuesday in an Olympic qualifying game and had a pretty rough go of it. How rough, you ask? They lost 46-0. FT: Vanuatu 46-0 Micronesia. This cool dude is Jean Kaltack, who scored 16 goals http://t.co/jeiSE1B9ji— Kevin Darling...
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Stephen Curry Says Good-Bye To David Lee By Recalling Time He Blocked Him

Stephen Curry and David Lee won an NBA title together, but their time together might not have started on the best foot. The two had spent the last five seasons together playing for the Golden State Warriors, but that came to an end Tuesday when the Warriors dealt Lee to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Gerald Wallace. In bidding Lee adieu, Curry recalled their first NBA interaction...
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Rob Gronkowski Stars In Absurdly Awesome Promo For ‘Gronk’s Party Ship’ (Video)

Think Rob Gronkowski has had a crazy offseason? Just wait until you see what he has in store for next year. The New England Patriots tight end already has planned ahead, announcing in early June that he and the family will host a three-day blowout party on a cruise ship to the Bahamas. On Tuesday, Gronk followed up on this amazing news by appearing in a YouTube video to promote “Gronk’s...
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Conor McGregor Quickly Becoming Superstar In His Home Away From Home

Conor McGregor is somewhere out there, running hard in the 110-degree Las Vegas heat and not giving a damn about it. In fact, he loves it — loves sweating and grinding and pushing himself at a pace the rest of us can’t imagine. The unbearable summer heat is nothing more than another obstacle to overcome. McGregor conquers it. By the time he comes strolling into his seven-bedroom...
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Budweiser Fan Of The Game: Fourth Of July Trivia Stumps Fans (Video)

Beers, baseball and American pride. With a little bit of trivia mixed in. That was the scene over the weekend at Who’s on First, where fans gathered at the bar outside Fenway Park to take part in some Independence Day festivities during the Boston Red Sox’s series against the Houston Astros. NESN.com’s Mikaela Vernava put the heat on several patrons with some tough questions...
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Zach Mettenberger Fires Back At J.J. Watt For Being ‘Pretty High Schoolish’

One of the NFL’s best budding rivalries is between the league’s best defensive players and a second-year quarterback. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger have developed a little beef during the quarterback’s short time in the league. That all began this past season when Watt chirped Mettenberger for, of all things, taking...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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