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Top prospect Wander Franco homers in his MLB debut for Tampa Bay Rays

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 03:53:56 +0000

The youngest player in the major leagues at age 20, Wander Franco hits a clutch three-run homer in his first game with the Tampa Bay Rays.


President Joe Biden praises Carl Nassib and Kumi Yokoyama for coming out: 'So proud of your courage'

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:53:03 +0000

President Joe Biden praises NFL DE Carl Nassib and soccer player Kumi Yokoyama for coming out on Tuesday over Twitter.



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Nationals' Max Scherzer visibly annoyed when umpires check him for illegal substances for a third time

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 04:50:13 +0000

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer angrily jaws with Phillies dugout after umpires check him for illegal substances in middle of an inning.


Detroit Pistons win No. 1 pick in 2021 NBA draft lottery

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 01:44:19 +0000

The ping-pong balls bounced Detroit's way as the Pistons secured the top pick in the 2021 draft, where Cade Cunningham is the top prospect.


Opinion: 2022 NFL season could have more QB turnover than already volatile 2021

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:48:08 +0000

Another wave of NFL QB changes may be building for 2022, when it seems feasible around half the league could be searching for answers under center.


Best public golf courses you can play, state by state

Thu, 06 May 2021 14:15:40 +0000

With Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play, we present the best public-access courses in each state, as judged by our nationwide network of raters.


Olympic women's basketball snubs include Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:43:52 +0000

The squad will not include Olympic gold medalists Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker, plus Team USA regular Nneka Ogwumike.


Raiders' Carl Nassib has top-selling NFL jersey at Fanatics day after coming out

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:24:42 +0000

Fanatics announced that Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib's jersey was the top-selling item across the NFL from Monday to Tuesday.


Best photos from the U.S. Olympic track and field trials

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:06:51 +0000

The best photos from the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon.


Bucks vs. Hawks picks: Who will win the Eastern Conference finals?

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:48:34 +0000

The Milwaukee Bucks have a golden chance to reach the Finals for the first time since 1971. Our experts predict if they can they get there.


Opinion: MLB's well-intended pitcher crackdown is instead creating a public spectacle

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:44:33 +0000

On a night when MLB's prized prospect - Wander Franco - debuted, the talk of the sport was the enforcement against pitchers using foreign substances.


Best of the NBA postseason: From play-in tournament to NBA Finals

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:39:26 +0000

The quest for the Larry O'Brien Trophy and the NBA championship is on. Check out all the very best photos from the 2021 postseason.


Carli Lloyd makes history as USWNT soccer roster for Tokyo Olympics is announced

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:45:59 +0000

Carli Lloyd is going to celebrate her 39th birthday with a trip to the Tokyo Olympics. She was among the 18 players named to the USWNT roster.


Vanessa Bryant settles wrongful death lawsuit vs. helicopter company, pilot's estate

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 03:51:50 +0000

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe, had sued helicopter companies and the estate of the late pilot after the death of her husband and daughter Gianna.


The Ruling Off The Field

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:49:38 +0000

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Dreams come true at the U.S. Olympic trials, but many find only heartbreak

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:10:48 +0000

For every athlete at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials who gets a victory lap, there are perhaps a dozen others who have to confront failure.


Devin Booker emerging as a superstar in the 2021 NBA playoffs

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:11:45 +0000

Arizona Republic's Duane Rankin breaks down the emergence of Devin Booker into a super star caliber player.


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Mon, 14 Jun 2021 18:34:10 +0000

The power couples


Cade Cunningham is the NBA's future. Finally, the Detroit Pistons are headed there, too

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:17:36 +0000

After more the 50 years, the Detroit Pistons are the lucky ones again. They're headed into the future, and Cade Cunningham can take them there.


NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Detroit Pistons are locked in on Cade Cunningham for their pick at No. 1

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 04:48:25 +0000

Cade Cunningham used his freshman season at Oklahoma State to show that he's more than just a dynamic playmaker who's built for the NBA physically.


U.S. Olympic greats ??

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 23:14:18 +0000

A to Z of summer stars


NBA playoff schedule: Eastern and Western Conference matchups, results, game times and TV info

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 05:22:34 +0000

The NBA playoffs are here, and the quest for the Larry O'Brien Trophy is on. Check out the full schedule for the conference finals.


Bryson DeChambeau qualifies for Tokyo Olympics; Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia staying home

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:22:29 +0000

Sixty men's golfers will take part in the Tokyo Olympics but Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia are among those who have declined invitations.


2021 NFL schedule

Thu, 13 May 2021 02:56:16 +0000

The complete schedule for the 2021 NFL season has been revealed. Check out the week-by-week slate for all 18 weeks of the season.


Celebs turn out for playoffs as NBA welcomes fans

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 02:55:20 +0000

Tracy Morgan and Spike Lee turned up at Madison Square Garden to cheer on the New York Knicks, making their first NBA playoff appearance in 8 years.


Giannis Antetokounmpo's finals test: Can he deliver the Milwaukee Bucks an NBA title?

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:28:50 +0000

The commitment the Bucks made to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the roster built around him comes with much larger expectations than just reaching the ECF.


For Suns, Deandre Ayton's game-winning lob captures his dominance and team's mindset against Clippers

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:28:17 +0000

Deandre Ayton's game-winning lob epitomized the Suns' collective identity: A clever play call, a great screen to create space, and a perfect pass.


Two years after fight with Nike, Allyson Felix launches her own shoe company

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:20:11 +0000

Days after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Allyson Felix announced that she is starting a shoe company called Saysh. She left Nike in 2019.


Supreme Court ruling scrambling NCAA's consideration of new name, image and likeness rules

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:01:46 +0000

New proposal offered by the ACC, Pac-12 and SEC would largely leave it up to individual schools to develop their own name, image and likeness rules.


Going for Olympic ??

Thu, 27 May 2021 20:18:57 +0000

100 Olympians and Paralympians to watch ahead of Tokyo Games.


NFL offseason workouts in photos

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:14:12 +0000

From rookie minicamps to organized team activities and mandatory minicamps, check out NFL players getting to work this offseason.


Los Angeles Lakers' Alex Caruso arrested in Texas for possession of marijuana

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:53:00 +0000

The Los Angeles Lakers' Alex Caruso was arrested in Texas on Tuesday for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


NHL playoff schedule: Dates, times, television and results

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 04:35:02 +0000

The quest for the Stanley Cup is underway. Here are the 2021 NHL playoff dates, times, television and results.