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By: Rob Blanchette

Novak Djokovic had an easy opening round at Wimbledon 2017, as Martin Klizan was forced to retire from the competition at the All England Club on Tuesday. Djokovic was leading by a set after winning the first 6-3, but a calf injury forced his...

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Novak Djokovic eased into the second round at Wimbledon after his opponent retired.

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By: Tim Daniels

University of Hawaii defensive lineman Kalepo Naotala is in "pretty serious" condition and faces a "long journey" to recovery due to injuries suffered in a weekend accident. On Monday, Brian McInnis of the Star Advertiser passed along an update from ...

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By: Gianni Verschueren

Dimension Data sprinter Mark Cavendish was taken to a hospital to check for further injuries after a heavy crash during Stage 4 of the 2017 Tour de France on Tuesday. The Brit hit the tarmac after coming into contact with Peter Sagan and emerged...

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By: PATRICK BOEHLER

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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By: MARK A. WALSH

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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By: Adam Wells

Gordon Hayward has cashed in following the best season of his NBA career, reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Boston Celtics in free agency...maybe. On Tuesday, Chris Haynes of ESPN reported Hayward plans on signing with Boston, while USA...

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Gordon Hayward has reportedly agreed to join the Celtics.

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The Boston Celtics would still be in good shape no matter what happened in free agency, but adding Gordon Hayward changes what they have in store.

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Zach Randolph has reportedly agreed to join the Kings.

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Lionel Messi and Barcelona have agreed to renew his contract through 2021.

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By: Daily Facts

Fact: Corey Seager had his second career three-homer game in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 12-0 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. He joins Duke Snider, Shawn Green and Adrian Gonzalez as the only Dodgers to have multiple three-homer games with ...

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By: Chad Dundas

Holly Holm’s prospects seemed pretty bleak to begin 2017. As recently as February, Holm suffered a tepid unanimous-decision loss to Germaine de Randamie in a fight for the UFC’s inaugural women's featherweight championship. The defeat...

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By: Gill Clark

Manchester City will refuse to send Nolito out on loan and are only interested in selling the winger, with Sevilla interested in a temporary move.  Per Simon Jones at the Daily Mail, Nolito is expected to leave the club after just one season,...

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By: Jonathan Abrams

Kevin Durant didn't know whose name then-NBA Commissioner David Stern would announce when he walked to the podium to begin the 2007 draft. "I held my mother's hand and we both looked at each other in the eye, and when he said 'Greg,' I figured where ...

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Josh Hart can take the mystery out of the NBA draft for a team, but will they make the safe pick and go with a proven winner? 

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Who is the safest pick in the drive? Who is the biggest risk? The Crossover breaks down the 2017 class with its NBA Draft Superlatives.

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The 2017 NBA draft is almost here. Will the 76ers take Markelle Fultz? With just a few hours remaining, The Crossover presents its final rankings of the Top 60 prospects.

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We're just one day away from the 2017 NBA Draft and The Crossover has kindly broken down ever team's needs entering Thursday night. 

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By: Adam Wells

Playing in front of a raucous home crowd, the Nashville Predators overwhelmed the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 in Game 3 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final on Saturday.  After the Penguins jumped out to a 1-0 lead two minutes, 46 seconds into the first...

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By: Paul GrantESPN.com

NASHVILLE -- Two goals within 42 seconds in the second period turned the tide and brought the Nashville Predators back in the series in a big way with a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in front of a raucous crowd Game 3 here in the Stanley Cup...

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Three goals in the second period helped the Predators get their first win of the Stanley Cup Final, a decisive 4-1 win over the Penguins in front of a loud home crowd.

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Pekka Rinne led the Nashville Predators onto the ice at Bridgestone Arena for the first Stanley Cup Final game in Nashville, making him the starter for Saturday's Game 3.

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By: Nate Loop

A rematch three years in the making turned out to be a short exhibition for one of the best weapons in boxing, Adonis Stevenson's left hand. The WBC world light heavyweight champion made quick, easy work of Andrzej Fonfara (29-5, 17 KOs) on Saturday ...

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By: Adam Wells

In possibly the final fight of his UFC career, Vitor Belfort went out a winner with a unanimous-decision victory over Nate Marquardt at UFC 212 on Saturday in Brazil.  All three judges scored the fight 29-28 for Belfort, a surprising...

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By: Adam Wells

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has become the ninth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 career home runs with his grand slam against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported...

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Albert Pujols is just the ninth player in MLB history with 600 home runs or more.

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Albert Pujols on Saturday became the ninth major league player to hit 600 home runs when he hit a grand slam off Ervin Santana of the Minnesota Twins. Pujols is the only player whose 600th home run was a grand slam.

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By: Nathan McCarter

Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz entered as the top two contenders in the strawweight division, and their three combined losses all came at the hands of its champion—Joanna Jedrzejczyk. 3:03 would all it take for Gadelha to put a...

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By: Rob Lancaster

Premier League footballers are no different from the rest of us when it comes to social media. Bored? Simply stick your eyes towards a screen of some size. Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, we're all guilty of filling endless...

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By: Tyler Conway

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said this is "the best" team he's ever played for when speaking to gathered reporters Wednesday at OTAs.  "I'm excited. I can't wait for training camp," Bryant told reporters. "I'm ready to lead, I'm...

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By: Joseph Zucker

The Chicago White Sox announced Wednesday announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will return for the 2018 season, which will be his last in the booth.  According to the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane, Harrelson will work 20 games in 2018. The ...

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By: Rory Marsden

Everton will reportedly demand £50 million if they are to sell Arsenal target Ross Barkley in the summer as he continues to stall on penning a new contract at Goodison Park. According to Chris Bascombe in The Telegraph, the Toffees have...

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By: Tim Daniels

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. will undergo PRP injections on his right knee and is expected to resume basketball activities in roughly two weeks, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes.  News of the planned procedure comes after...

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By: Joseph Zucker

Lonzo Ball may only work out for one team prior to this year's NBA draft. "That's all we working out for is the Lakers," said Lonzo's father, LaVar, per Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation. "Just the Lakers. There's nobody else that we need to work out...

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Lonzo Ball is undecided on whether he'll work out for teams other than the Lakers, a source close to Ball tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall finished with 27 points, 12 assists, five steals, three rebounds and one block during Sunday's 121-102 Game 4 victory over the Boston Celtics. With the performance, he joined the likes of Russell Westbrook,...

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By: Scott Polacek

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are apparently back on speaking terms. Sam Amick of USA Today noted Durant's close friend and former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate to the two superstars, Kendrick Perkins, appeared on TNT Monday and said Durant...

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Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant don’t hold a grudge anymore. 

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By: Rob Goldberg

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett has earned at least a fifth year with the team.   General manager Tom Telesco noted the organization plans to pick up the player's option, per Eric Williams of ESPN. This...

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By: Joseph Zucker

Police in Des Allemands, Louisiana, discovered a car belonging to Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue in a swamp area alongside a highway, TMZ Sports reported Monday.  Law enforcement confirmed Blue is the owner of the Chevrolet Camaro ...

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By: Dan Favale

The NBA trade deadline is barreling down on us like a nitrous-powered battering ram. Opening our minds, bodies and souls to the chaos it brings is the only way defeat it. So let's grades some trades! Every deal completed as of Feb. 22 has already...

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By: Scott Miller

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It is 7:30 a.m. on a warm spring morning, and the Panda is in a crouch, arms up, palms out, shuffling right and then left, right and then left, right and then left. Quickquickquick! The Boston Red Sox are two hours from...

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By: Mike Chiari

Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor may be one of the biggest pieces moved prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline, and his reported preference is to land with his hometown team. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Windy City...

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By: Ryan Dilbert

1. The Destroyer Thriving on Big Stage Samoa Joe's first three weeks on WWE Raw is certified proof that the company hasn't forgotten how to showcase a predator. The former NXT champion has compelled as he has devoured the red brand's babyfaces. Joe...

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By: Adam Wells

Turkey's run at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival got off to a rough start with a 42-0 defeat at the hands of Russia's ice hockey team Monday. Per the Daily Sabah in Turkey, the Russians built some breathing room in the first period with a...

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By: Dave Schilling

At the end of the third quarter, when all hope was lost, the loudspeaker in the gym at Rancho Cucamonga High School began playing the theme song to the show Friends. "So no one told you life was gonna be this way," it says. It's likely one or two...

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By: Timothy Rapp

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly reportedly was originally invited to the NFL Scouting Combine but had that offer rescinded, according to ESPN's Bill Polian (via Adam Caplan of ESPN). Matt Miller of Bleacher Report earlier reported that Kelly...

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By: Mike Chiari

After eight years of ESPN's "Barack-etology" specials, President Donald Trump will not follow in Barack Obama's footsteps. According to Rick Maese of the Washington Post, Trump has declined to fill out a 2017 March Madness bracket for ESPN. Per ...

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By: Matt Jones

The march towards the UEFA Europa League final begins on Thursday, as the 32 teams still involved in the competition begin the knockout bracket. Remaining in the lineup are some huge names, including a star-studded Manchester United side, who will...

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By: Rob Blanchette

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Gent as the UEFA Europa League resumes with the first leg of the round of 32 at the Ghelamco Arena on Thursday. Spurs have ambitions of winning the famous European title, but the Belgian opponents will...

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By: Rob Blanchette

Manchester United's odyssey to claim the UEFA Europa League continues as they welcome Saint-Etienne to Old Trafford in the first leg of the round of 32 on Thursday. Manager Jose Mourinho's men have improved since the competition adjourned for...

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By: Joseph Zucker

Clint Dempsey confirmed Tuesday he's medically cleared to play for the Seattle Sounders ahead of the 2017 Major League Soccer season, the New York Times' Matt Pentz reported.  "I don't want to go that much into it," Dempsey said of the...

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By: Zac Wassink

Some sports rules make little sense. Others are downright terrible.  The rule that awarded home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that won the Major League Baseball All-Star Game upset and even angered passionate baseball fans....

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By: Tom Sunderland

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has put Manchester City on alert after hinting he could leave Signal Iduna Park at the end of the season. Meanwhile, manager Pep Guardiola has denied discussing Sergio Aguero's contract with the...

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By: Gianni Verschueren

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard will return to the club to take a job as a coach with the youth academy. The club announced the news on their official website. Per the report, the 36-year-old will start the next chapter in his career in February,...

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The former club captain and icon has returned to Anfield in a management capacity, joining the club's academy as a full-time coach.

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By: Graham GSM Matthews

Every January, WWE fans anxiously anticipate the 30-man Royal Rumble match, and for good reason. It has been a staple in the WWE calendar since 1988, with each year offering new monumental moments and thrilling surprises. The stipulation was later...

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By: Ryan Dilbert

In a time of transition, WWE fitted a crown on Brock Lesnar's head at the 2003 Royal Rumble to signal his reign over the kingdom. The Next Big Thing's victory that January night is a reminder of the power of a Rumble win. It's a testament to the...

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By: Chris Roling

Sometimes a sports figure throws a bit of shade that can only make you shake your head.  After all, the professional sporting world adheres to a strict code. No disrespect. Little trash talk outside the lines. Keep it professional and classy or ...

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By: Ryan Dilbert

AJ Styles has had a distinct edge over Kevin Owens as the two villains have reigned over WWE SmackDown and Raw, respectively: superior booking. The amount of electricity surrounding their upcoming title bouts speak to that. Styles is poised to...

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By: Mike Chiari

With questions swirling regarding Carmelo Anthony's future with the New York Knicks, the nine-time All-Star has addressed his feelings on the matter.  According to Al Iannazzone of Newsday, Melo said this week he would consider waiving his ...

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By: Andrew Gould

Athletes are not as interchangeable as numbered briefcases, but every player has a price. Sports owners and executives are not known for their loyalty. If someone is getting too old or isn't validating his current contract, they will waive away...

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By: Nate Loop

For the first time in a long time, there will be no Novak Djokovic heading into the first weekend of a Grand Slam event.  Djokovic, the No. 2 player in the world, crashed out of the 2017 Australian Open in a second-round loss to unseeded Denis...

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By: Tim Daniels

Longtime boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is open to fighting UFC sensation Conor McGregor if the latter's hyped cross-sport encounter with Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't come to fruition. Edward Chaykovsky of Boxing Scene passed along comments Pac-Man ...

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By: Mike Chiari

The NCAA voted to ban offseason college football practices that are out of state Friday.  According to Dan Wolken of USA Today, 58 of 80 votes at the autonomy session were in favor of banning off-campus practices during the vacation period ...

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Bleacher Report's CFB 150 is an annual ranking of the best players in college football, regardless of NFL potential. Authors David Kenyon, Brian Pedersen and Barrett Sallee have studied, ranked and graded the top athletes in the country, narrowed...

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By: Gianni Verschueren

Barry Hawkins cruised to a 6-3 win over Mark Selby during Friday's 2017 Masters Snooker action. The Hawk dominated with his safety play and made several key long pots, while taking advantage of some uncharacteristic struggles from the three-time...

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By: Sanjay Kirpalani

With less than two weeks remaining until national signing day, it’s not surprising to see Alabama as the program that holds the inside track to finish with the No. 1 class in the 2017 recruiting haul. The Crimson Tide sit comfortably atop the...