Umps wearing wristbands to protest ‚verbal attacks‘ (Yahoo Sports)

Ian Kinsler’s confrontation with and criticism of veteran umpire Angel Hernandez is fueling a protest by the umpire’s union. powered by yahoo

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German player scores, injures knee celebrating (Yahoo Sports)

Hamburg’s Nicolai Muller scored less than 10 minutes into the Bundesliga season, but his goal celebration went all wrong. powered by yahoo

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Seahawks kicker stares down former teammates (Yahoo Sports)

Seattle K Blair Walsh gestures to the Minnesota sideline after making a 52-yard kick on Friday. (AP) More After making each of two 52-yard field goals in the second half of Friday night’s preseason game between his Seattle Seahawks and his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, kicker Blair Walsh made sure to face the Minnesota sideline and point at his […]

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MLB Hall members arrested 100 years ago (Yahoo Sports)

Managers John McGraw and Christy Mathewson were arrested at the Polo Grounds when their teams played a game in front of troops leaving for World War I. powered by yahoo

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Oklahoma State has the offense to win Big 12 (Yahoo Sports)

Oklahoma State has the offense — led by QB Mason Rudolph — to win the Big 12 and reach the College Football Playoff. powered by yahoo

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Dortmund’s Pulisic stars in Bundesliga opener (Yahoo Sports)

View photos (Fox Soccer on Twitter) More Christian Pulisic might just be the greatest American since [insert famous politician or public figure here], and he continues to prove why over in Germany for Borussia Dortmund. A couple weeks after scoring the opening goal in the German Super Cup, Pulisic opened his 2017-18 Bundesliga account in style with a sweet strike […]

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Manchester United continues strong start (Yahoo Sports)

Paul Pogba and the Red Devils erupted for three second-half goals and cruised to their second-straight 4-0 win to open the Premier League season. powered by yahoo

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Rich get richer: Dodgers acquire Granderson (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles made another notable trade Friday, acquiring Curtis Granderson from the Mets. powered by yahoo

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Pujols ties Sosa’s prestigious homer record (Yahoo Sports)

Albert Pujols snapped a two-week home run drought during Friday’s game against the Orioles and made some history in the process. With his two-run first-inning homer against Jeremy Hellickson, Pujols upped his career total to 609. That ties him with Sammy Sosa for eighth place on the all-time home run list and first among players born outside the United States. […]

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North Carolina LLWS team caps perfect game (Yahoo Sports)

Greenville N.C. pitchers Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs and Carson Hardee combined for the first LLWS perfect game since 2008. powered by yahoo

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Mayweather Sr. threatens to sue for cheating (Yahoo Sports)

Conor McGregor is contractually prohibited from using any MMA techniques aside from punching when he faces Floyd Mayweather in his first professional boxing match on Aug 26. According to Mayweather, McGregor could be hit with a fine that could eat up 90 percent of his purse if he decides to do anything outside of throwing a legal boxing punch. But that may not be […]

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Fantasy: Counting down to National Draft Day (Yahoo Sports)

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about Fantasy Football and Yahoo will help you get ready to draft in 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) More We’re counting down to National Draft Day on August 27 by having the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football experts answer your questions for five straight days on Facebook Live and Periscope. If you haven’t signed up yet, get in on the fun today. Wondering how […]

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Erik Jones gets first career pole in Cup series (Yahoo Sports)

Jones needs a win to make NASCAR’s playoffs. (Getty) More Erik Jones needs a win over the next three races to make NASCAR’s playoffs. He’s got a good starting spot Saturday night. Jones qualified first Friday for Saturday night’s race at Bristol. It’s the first pole of his Cup Series career. He finished a career-best third a week ago at […]

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Bell vetoed deal agreed to by his agent, Steelers (Yahoo Sports)

[embedded content] Give Le’Veon Bell this: He does not lack confidence. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back is holding out, and how he got to this point has been an interesting story. When the deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a long-term deal came and went, there were reports that Bell had turned down a large contract from the Steelers. It […]

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War of words over Elliott part of much larger battle (Yahoo Sports)

If the Ezekiel Elliott suspension battle brought us anything this week, it may have been the smoldering start to an inevitable labor inferno. For some NFL players and agents, that was the biggest takeaway from the bombastic statements exchanged this week between the league and the players union. On one side, the NFL accused the NFLPA of smearing an alleged […]

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Derek Jeter, wife welcome their first child (Yahoo Sports)

Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah at his number retirement ceremony in May. (AP) More No. 2 means something new in the Jeter household now. New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and his supermodel wife Hannah announced the birth of their first child on Friday. Bella Raine Jeter was born Thursday and, as you might have expected, her birth announcement came […]

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Taking ownership: The best team $137M can buy (Yahoo Sports)

View photos My team’s total: 76.7 WAR, or a 112-7 record. (Yahoo Sports/Amber Matsumoto) More When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded for Yu Darvish and all the they’re-the-Warriors-of-baseball blather turned me curmudgeonly, a friend texted an interesting question: “What would an MLB team look like if it were the Warriors?” Never one to back down from a challenge certain to […]

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What made ‚Larry Legend‘ truly legendary (Yahoo Sports)

View photos Larry Bird retired on Aug. 18, 1992, a quarter-century ago today. (Yahoo Sports/Amber Matsumoto) More As he sat beside Larry Bird, then-Celtics CEO Dave Gavitt said, “God may not have granted him an all-world body, but from the shoulders to the top of his head and from his wrists to his fingertips, he played the game better than anybody’s […]

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Giants SS sends writer his jock after bad BP throw (Yahoo Sports)

View photos Brandon Crawford unleashed a less-than-accurate throw during batting practice on Thursday. (Getty Images) More When historians look back on this week of the 2017 baseball season, it might be known as the week of dudes getting hit in the groin with baseballs. On Wednesday we saw a tragically hilarious first pitch at the Boston Red Sox game where […]

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Kaepernick to have exhibit at museum (Yahoo Sports)

Colin Kaepernick may not be employed by an NFL team, but he will have his own exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. powered by yahoo

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Urban Meyer: Penn State deserved to be in playoff (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State lost to Penn State in 2016. (Getty) More Ohio State coach Urban Meyer believes Penn State should have been a part of the College Football Playoff. The Nittany Lions missed out on the playoff — to Meyer’s Buckeyes — after winning the Big Ten title. Urban Meyer told me he understands Penn State’s frustration from a year ago. […]

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Rosy outlook: Penn State has great expectations (Yahoo Sports)

View photos (Getty Images) More August is here and that means college football season is starting soon. The first games of the 2017 season kick off Aug. 26. And as it quickly approaches, we have 25 days to preview each of the 25 teams in our updated Dr. Saturday 2017 preseason poll. Check here every day to find out who […]

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Ranking all 49 potential 2026 World Cup venues (Yahoo Sports)

Estadio Azteca is guaranteed to host World Cup games in 2026, if the United States-Mexico-Canada joint bid is approved. Are there any other surefire sites? (Getty) More Whenever FIFA is involved, there are no certainties. None. The infamous farce that was the 2010 vote, which awarded World Cups to Russia and Qatar, taught us so. The past seven years of shady politicking, criminal charges […]

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Bortles struggles, Jags‘ QB job up for grabs (Yahoo Sports)

The Jacksonville Jaguars can’t dance around it anymore: They have a quarterback issue. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone couldn’t ignore what everyone tuning into ESPN on Thursday night could plainly see, which was Blake Bortles misfiring on passes any NFL quarterback simply has to make. He was so bad on one incompletion, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden wondered if Bortles had the […]

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Fantasy: Head over heels for these seven players (Yahoo Sports)

Tyreek Hill is sure to spread his wings and fly this season. (AP) More For the past several years, the Noise has lived a double-life. By day, I maintain a conventional existence playing the role of husband, father, terrier lover and, on Thursdays, foul-mouthed tequila imbiber. However, come nightfall, I walk a much different line, transforming into a connoisseur of […]

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Long supports anthem protest ‚as a white athlete‘ (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Long (56) supports Malcolm Jenkins (27) during his protest Thursday night. (AP) More The Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins has been offering his own statement during the pregame playing of the national anthem, raising a fist to protest racial injustice. Teammate Chris Long joined Jenkins on Thursday night, placing a hand on Jenkins’ shoulder. It was a small gesture in the […]

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Toledo QB ready to launch Rockets into big time (Yahoo Sports)

Logan Woodside is an NFL prospect, and he could help the Rockets become this year’s darling in college football. powered by yahoo

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Sources: Market for Verlander at a standstill (Yahoo Sports)

With two weeks to go until the real trade deadline, the market for Justin Verlander has ground to a standstill, the reasons threefold: the lack of clarity by the Detroit Tigers on their direction, the slow-playing of interested teams and Verlander’s choice not to pursue a deal through public or backchannel lobbying. Plenty of time remains for each prong to […]

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Jaguars need Blake Bortles to improve fast (Yahoo Sports)

It’s strange to think Blake Bortles has been in the NFL longer than Jameis Winston. In Thursday night’s preseason game, Winston looked like a high-level starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (aside from one ugly play when he threw the ball up for grabs as he was being sacked and it was picked off; luckily for Winston he was ruled down […]

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Kevin Durant knows he can always go home (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Durant attends the Athletes vs Cancer Celebrity Flag Football Game. (John Salangsang/Invision/AP) More SEAT PLEASANT, Md. – With the Larry O’Brien trophy at his hip, Kevin Durant took his most cherished piece of hardware on a tour of the very streets that developed him into an NBA champion and Finals MVP. A crowd of admirers captured each step on […]

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Boston has to face ugly history of Yawkey Way (Yahoo Sports)

View photos Fans line Yawkey Way before every Red Sox game at Fenway Park. (Getty) More Before considering the debate over whether Tom Yawkey was so racist he should no longer have a street named after him in Boston, know this: he was a terrible baseball owner. From 1933 to his death in 1976, his Boston Red Sox never won […]

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Meet the man behind McGregor’s MMA success (Yahoo Sports)

LAS VEGAS – In Los Angeles on the first stop of the world tour to promote his Aug. 26 boxing match with the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor took a seat at a table and answered questions from a room filled primarily with boxing writers. McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion and the biggest name in mixed martial arts, was no […]

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Durant won’t visit Trump’s White House (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Durant knows what winning looks like for the USA. (AP) More Kevin Durant brought the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to Seat Pleasant, Maryland, on Thursday, coming back home to serve as the guest of honor in a parade celebrating his first NBA championship and first NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award with the Golden State Warriors. As often tends […]

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Fantasy: Ten players to consider in PPR drafts (Yahoo Sports)

San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon should bring plenty of fantasy value in PPR leagues after being reunited with Kyle Shanahan. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) More You know you love it – well not Andy Behrens. The guys scampering all over the field catching eight passes a game, and you sitting back and racking up the points for every ball […]

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Power Five conferences ranked by coaches (Yahoo Sports)

The ACC is the only conference with multiple title-winning coaches. (Getty) More Which Power Five conference has the deepest roster of coaches? On the heels of our ranking of all 10 FBS conferences on their strength entering the 2017 season, we’re ranking the Power Five conferences based off their head coaches. Our rankings are based on a highly confidential formula that takes […]

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Is NFL next stop for one-handed UCF LB? (Yahoo Sports)

View photos Shaquem Griffin, 18, will be on the radar of NFL scouts if he has another season like he did in 2016. (AP) More ORLANDO, Fla. — Shaquem Griffin was 4 years old when he picked up a kitchen knife and tried to cut off his fingers. His mom intervened and that’s when she knew her son’s pain was too […]

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Bucs vets pull off epic prank on rookie (Yahoo Sports)

Ah, the rookie restaurant-bill gag, a joke as old as NFL training camps. Vets take the rookies out to dinner at a fine local restaurant, load up on wine and aged beef, and then stick the poor rookies with the bill. Wednesday night, eight veteran members of Tampa Bay’s offensive line took out two rookies, Korren Kirven and Cole Gardner, […]

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Meet the outlier in college football’s year of QB (Yahoo Sports)

Wyoming’s Josh Allen is one of the leading contenders to be the first quarterback drafted next April. (AP) More When his high school coach pulled him out of class late in his senior year and drove him to watch spring practice at Fresno State, Josh Allen had only one goal in mind. He hoped to prove that the best quarterback […]

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Power Rankings: Angels‘ surprising ascension (Yahoo Sports)

No real theme this week. Unless you consider no theme a theme. The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games): 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (85-34; Previous: 1): Dodgers will take rest of regular season for some “me time.” 2. Houston Astros (74-46; Previous: 2): Had they known it would go like this they would’ve sprung for the rear-view camera option. 3. Washington […]

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Tampa teams join fight vs. Confederate statue (Yahoo Sports)

In the wake of riots in Charlottesville, pressure has grown around the country to move or remove symbols of the Confederacy from their longstanding pedestals. Hillsborough County, Florida had reached an agreement last month to move Memoria in Aeterna, a statue commemorating the Confederacy, from its current location in downtown Tampa to a family cemetery in Brandon, Florida. But county […]

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