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Fantasy Football Big Board Heading into Preseason Week 3

We’re halfway through the preseason, which means you still have more than two weeks to worry about potential injuries ruining your fantasy drafts.<p>In some cases, we continue to wait for good news on players like Andrew Luck (shoulder), Leonard Fournette (foot) and Cam Newton (shoulder). I try to …

Matt Holliday Adds Proven Winner to Hasten Upstart Yankees' Youthful Rebuild

A scant three weeks before Christmas, the New York Yankees signed Matt Holliday for one year and $13 million, per Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball.<p>I will spare you the painfully obvious holiday/Holliday puns.<p>It's a solid move for the Yanks, who are in the midst of a youth movement but also seeking …

Aroldis Chapman's Record $86M Deal Is Old-School Excess for New Yankees Era

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The New York Yankees need Aroldis Chapman the way they need red socks or birdcages containing blue jays and orioles in the grand foyer of Yankee Stadium.<p>Not only would the aforementioned be utterly ridiculous, but the absurd notion also includes mention of the three teams …

Aroldis Chapman Signs with New York Yankees

Prized free-agent closer Aroldis Chapman has found his next team as he has agreed to terms with the New York Yankees.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Chapman's New Contract Details Revealed<p>Wednesday, Dec. 7<p>Chapman and the Yankees have agreed to terms on a five year, $86 million contract, according to Ken …

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez Dies at Age 24 in Boating Accident

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident, the team announced Sunday morning, per Manny Navarro of the <i>Miami Herald</i>.<p>Andy Slater of 940 AM WINZ reported the boat Fernandez was on hit rocks going full speed and flew about 30 feet in the air before landing upside down. He added …

Can’t Stand No More

Here’s the funny thing about political expression: Everybody’s totally, utterly, completely, 100 percent in support.<p>Until, you know, the actual …

Colin Kaepernick

The Forgotten Prodigy

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NBA

Preseason 'Dress Rehearsals' Can Be More Misleading Than Enlightening

The 2001 Patriots lost their “dress rehearsal,” their third preseason game, 20-3 to the Buccaneers. The starting offense recorded just three first downs. The first-team defense allowed two touchdowns. Tom Brady played the final series of the game, completing one of three passes for four yards. It …

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Olympic Beach Volleyball Won't Be the Same Without Kerri Walsh Jennings

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will likely be the last stop on a long and successful career for Kerri Walsh Jennings.<p>Will she go down in history as the best beach volleyball player ever? What will the sport be like without her?

Rio Report: The Olympics Will Leave a Heavy Financial Burden on the Host City

OLYMPIC STADIUM, RIO DE JANEIRO — When Usain Bolt saunters across the finish line at the Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium on his way to yet more podium glory, he may look up to see thousands of adoring fans—and more than a few empty seats.<p>If, however, he looks beyond the banks of seating through the …

Can Simone Biles Pull off Another Impossible Feat: Staying Great for 2020?

The sight of Simone Biles next to Gabby Douglas was a little unsettling. They were the best gymnasts in the world in consecutive Olympics, and yet Biles was nonstop smiles and power and flying high, higher, highest.<p>Douglas? She did not appear to want to be there.<p>So Biles was treated as a hero, …

Hungry for a Year, Wrestler Helen Maroulis Makes a Meal of an All-Time Great

RIO DE JANEIRO —They stood two feet apart, side by side in a dark entryway, the best female wrestler in Olympic history and the underdog. The Japanese legend and the American who has struggled to cut weight refused to look at each other.<p>The crowd at Carioca Arena 3 in the Olympic Park, thrumming …

Return from Exile: Wrestler Daniel Dennis Faces the World After Desert Retreat

RIO DE JANEIRO — Daniel Dennis will never forget that long, lonely drive across the United States, pulling out of Iowa City, Iowa, in the spring of 2013 and cruising onto an endless ribbon of road. Only now can he see that those first few miles in the dusty Midwestern countryside were the beginning …

Riveting and Relentless: Usain Bolt Remains King of the World's Most Famous Race

RIO DE JANEIRO — There he was, loping through the shadowy tunnel at Olympic Stadium. In the distance, out on the track, lay the red starting blocks for the 100-meter dash. The tall, lanky runner from Jamaica kept moving toward those blocks in the floodlights, his dark eyes glimmering with intensity.<p>…

Madison Kocian's Near-Miss Shows Gold Is Not Routine for U.S. Female Gymnasts

No, the USA's female gymnasts won't sweep every gold medal in their sport at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. But it speaks volumes about how far gymnastics has come in the United States that a silver can sometimes be viewed as a disappointment.<p>Madison Kocian came painfully close to continuing the …

With Increased Global Influence, Where Are the Next Big NFL Pipelines?

The Minnesota Vikings' Moritz Böhringer, a German native, and the New York Giants' Anthony Dable, who comes from France, aren't like their teammates or any of the other players who reported to training camp. These international prospects continue to pursue dreams of playing professionally while …

FIFA

An Open Letter to Michael Phelps: Let's Think Twice About Your Retirement Plan

Dear Michael Phelps,<p>Uh, about this retirement thing.<p>I get it. It's been a long career, most of it spent stroking up and back, over and over again, chasing that long black line on the bottom of the pool. Your workouts make rush-hour traffic look fun, and you've probably swum the equivalent of three …

Yankees' Youth Movement Could Lead to Shocking Playoff Push

The New York Yankees waved the white flag at the trade deadline. They shifted into sell mode, abandoned all hope of making the playoffs this season and trained their gaze squarely on the future.<p>Yeah...about that.<p>The future is indeed bright in the Bronx. After all their wheeling and dealing, the …

Rio Report: The Environmental Message of the Olympics Is Heavily Contrived

OLYMPIC PARK, RIO DE JANEIRO — From the very outset of these Olympic Games, a message of environmental awareness has been spread.<p>At the Opening Ceremony, the carnival celebrations, Parade of Nations and the sight of a supermodel walking in a straight line across the Maracana were contrasted by …

Simone Manuel Hopes Her Gold Medal Moment Will Transcend Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — She walked through the dark of night, striding through the quiet of the Olympic athletes' village. The clock was approaching 2:30 a.m. Friday, and Simone Manuel, her shiny new gold medal around her neck, gently opened the door to her room.<p>She didn't want to wake her roommate, Katie …

One for the Ages: Katie Ledecky Captivates Rio Fans in World-Record Finale

RIO DE JANEIRO — They knew what was about to happen—the script didn't even need to be read—but still the stadium strained with expectation.<p>The young and the old stood in front of their seats. A few vendors left their stations and crammed into the aisles. And virtually every man, woman and child …

Alex Rodriguez: Stats, Highlights and Reaction from Yankees Star's Final Game

After 22 years and 2,784 MLB games, Alex Rodriguez laced up his cleats for the final time with the New York Yankees on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, going 1-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-3 win.<p>Alex Rodriguez Stat Line: Friday, Aug. 12<p>H-AB<p>RBI<p>K<p>1-4 (Double)<p>1<p>1<p>Source: MLB.com<p>Rodriguez got the …

Major League Baseball

After a Farewell Night Like No Other, Is This Really Goodbye for Alex Rodriguez?

NEW YORK — With most guys, the retirement announcement comes before the ceremony.<p>No, not with most guys. With everyone.<p>Everyone but Alex Rodriguez.<p>It's always complicated with him, so of course it was complicated on the night that should mark the end of a brilliant if also monumentally flawed …

Alex Rodriguez Has Defied Insurmountable Odds

Aug 12, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) tips his cap in a farewell gesture to the fans after the game …

Major League Baseball

Muslim Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Is so Much More Than Just 'The Girl in the Scarf'

RIO DE JANEIRO — The first oh-my, pinch-me moment for Ibtihaj Muhammad occurred at the opening ceremony. The young woman in the headscarf was standing in the concrete belly of Maracana Stadium when she felt a tap on the shoulder.<p>"Thank you for all you're doing," Carmelo Anthony told her. "You're …

The Big Kick-Off: Guardiola's Here, Pogba's Joined the Party, Mourinho's Back

The moth had barely left Cristiano Ronaldo's face when thoughts turned to the Premier League. Football is an impatient master.<p>A dour 2016 European Championship tipped its hat at the transcending power of the collective over the individual, largely due to the absence of anything remotely spectacular …

Chargers Needlessly Poisoning Relationship with Joey Bosa in Contract Standoff

Fifteen weeks have passed since the San Diego Chargers drafted Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa.<p>Still, he is not in camp as the two sides squabble over how his signing bonus will be paid out and how much money the Chargers would get back should Bosa eventually be cut and sign with another …

Rio Isn't Half Over, but Michael Phelps Leaves No Doubt He's the Games' Top Star

Just when it seems like there’s nothing left for Michael Phelps to accomplish, he goes and pops a mini-miracle.<p>That’s what the final lap of his victory in the 200-meter individual medley looked like Thursday night, as the 31-year-old left the impression that it’s possible his swimming talents know …

In Smaller Spotlight, Carlos Correa Has Continued Superstar Rise

Last year, Carlos Correa somehow lived up to the hype after beginning his major league career as baseball's best prospect. After that, it was only fair that there was a huge spotlight on him coming into 2016.<p>If anyone out there has lost sight of Correa since then, they should know two things: One, …