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  • As he heads to Hall of Fame, LaDainian Tomlinson remains married to the game

    As he heads to Hall of Fame, LaDainian Tomlinson remains married to the game

    LaDainian Tomlinson has been through this before. He’s gotten measured for the perfect fitting jacket. He’s had to organize friends and family. He’s been at the center of a massive ceremony, with eyes focused squarely on him. “What’s surprising is how similar it is to planning a wedding,” Tomlinson...

  • Rams add third quarterback to roster, agreeing to terms with veteran Dan Orlovsky

    Rams add third quarterback to roster, agreeing to terms with veteran Dan Orlovsky

    The Rams announced Thursday that they had agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Dan Orlovsky, giving them three quarterbacks for the start of training camp next week. Second-year pro Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, is the starter. Third-year pro Sean Mannion is the backup. Orlovsky,...

  • Rahm learns to beware dead-looking plants at British Open

    Rahm learns to beware dead-looking plants at British Open

    Jon Rahm was involved in a thorny rules situation that briefly cost him two strokes. Walking up to his ball on No. 17, the Spaniard noticed a vine lying nearby that he wanted to move. Thinking the plant was dead, he pulled it away. That’s when another player, Lee Westwood, came over and noticed...

  • Hugh Freeze abruptly resigns from Mississippi after school finds 'pattern of personal misconduct'

    Hugh Freeze abruptly resigns from Mississippi

    Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a “pattern of personal misconduct” that they found unacceptable. Freeze's resignation brings a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar Bowl victory, but also a wide-ranging NCAA investigation...

  • Clippers' message to Blake Griffin is simple: 'We need you'

    Clippers' message to Blake Griffin is simple: 'We need you'

    When Doc Rivers sat down with Blake Griffin to pitch him on why he should stay in Los Angeles, his message was simple. “I just told him, ‘We need you,’ ” he said. With the Clippers reintroducing Griffin on Wednesday at their practice facility after he officially signed a five-year, $175-million...

  • Jordan Spieth says unpredictability of British Open makes it the easiest major to win

    Jordan Spieth says unpredictability of British Open makes it the easiest major to win

    Don’t get him wrong. Jordan Spieth is not saying the British Open is a breeze. But Spieth, who won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, said this week that the British might be the easiest major to win. His rationale? It’s often the case that the weather is so unpredictable, so susceptible to change...

  • Chris Christie catches foul ball with one hand, is booed by Mets fans [Video]

    Chris Christie catches foul ball with one hand, is booed by Mets fans [Video]

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie snagged a foul ball Tuesday night and looked pretty smooth doing it, too. But that didn’t save him from the wrath of his detractors, who apparently were out in full force at Citi Field to watch Christie’s favorite team, the New York Mets, host the St. Louis Cardinals....

  • Nationals edge Angels in showdown between Bryce Harper and Mike Trout

    Nationals edge Angels in showdown between Bryce Harper and Mike Trout

    The opening salvo seared through the Orange County evening. Five minutes into Tuesday’s series opener between the Angels and Washington Nationals at Angel Stadium, Bryce Harper crushed an opposite-field homer over Mike Trout’s head. Thirteen minutes later, Trout announced his response by slamming...

  • Yankees, eyeing playoffs, add Todd Frazier, two relievers

    Yankees, eyeing playoffs, add Todd Frazier, two relievers

    The New York Yankees made an early push to aid their roster for a playoff run Tuesday night, acquiring infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects. The Yankees currently hold the second American...

  • Clayton Kershaw pitches Dodgers past White Sox

    Clayton Kershaw pitches Dodgers past White Sox

    Clayton Kershaw scanned the visitors’ clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field. A 10-game winning steak, which the Dodgers reached for the second time in 2017 after a 1-0 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday, must include unsung contributors. Kershaw caught sight of the latest. “John Pratt, best video...

  • U.S. calls in seasoned veterans as it faces Gold Cup quarterfinal with El Salvador

    U.S. calls in seasoned veterans as it faces Gold Cup quarterfinal with El Salvador

    The Gold Cup has long been a tale of two tournaments for the U.S. national team. First there’s the group stage. With every team guaranteed three games, there’s plenty of margin for error — though the U.S. has rarely needed that, winning its group 13 times in 14 tournaments and losing just once...

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