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Say you had a time machine. Say you set it to 1987. Say you met a baseball fan from that year named Kelly. What could you tell Kelly about baseball in 2017 that would most strain his or her belief? Keep in mind, Kelly has seen lots of representations

2017-07-26 11:23:20.517

Say you had a time machine. Say you set it to 1987. Say you met a baseball fan from that year named Kelly. What could you tell Kelly about baseball in 2017 that would most strain his or her belief? Keep in mind, Kelly has seen lots of representations



In the wake of Gun Runner's seven-length victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap last month at Churchill Downs, among the comments that bubbled forth was an enthusiastic, "Wow! That makes Arrogate look even better." Fortunately, the reverse has not b

2017-07-26 13:23:36.953

In the wake of Gun Runner's seven-length victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap last month at Churchill Downs, among the comments that bubbled forth was an enthusiastic, "Wow! That makes Arrogate look even better." Fortunately, the reverse has not b



1. Taking on his demons Jordan Spieth figured his Masters disaster in 2016 was behind him when he won at Colonial a few weeks later. But making consecutive bogeys before a quadruple-bogey 7 at Augusta National's 12th hole not only saw him squander

2017-07-26 11:27:45.703

1. Taking on his demons Jordan Spieth figured his Masters disaster in 2016 was behind him when he won at Colonial a few weeks later. But making consecutive bogeys before a quadruple-bogey 7 at Augusta National's 12th hole not only saw him squander



For the men who toil behind NHL benches, the hours are long and the leashes are short. So it's hardly a surprise that when the 2017-18 season begins, seven teams will have new coaches. Three of those seven are first-timers at this level, an extension

2017-07-26 07:08:21.190

For the men who toil behind NHL benches, the hours are long and the leashes are short. So it's hardly a surprise that when the 2017-18 season begins, seven teams will have new coaches. Three of those seven are first-timers at this level, an extension



CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Clint Bowyer should have considered himself the biggest Brad Keselowski fan late in the Brickyard 400. A Keselowski victory would have helped Bowyer's postseason chances, while a Kasey Kahne win would somewhat cripple them.

2017-07-25 14:54:54.343

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Clint Bowyer should have considered himself the biggest Brad Keselowski fan late in the Brickyard 400. A Keselowski victory would have helped Bowyer's postseason chances, while a Kasey Kahne win would somewhat cripple them.



August is approaching, and even the Top 25 teams have some lingering issues. Is there a QB controversy at Alabama? Can FSU fix its offensive line? Will Clemson survive its brutal opening schedule? Here's a look at the top storylines heading into Augu

2017-07-24 14:15:52.987

August is approaching, and even the Top 25 teams have some lingering issues. Is there a QB controversy at Alabama? Can FSU fix its offensive line? Will Clemson survive its brutal opening schedule? Here's a look at the top storylines heading into Augu



A few weeks before the trade deadline a year ago, the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman, a star reliever who would spend one-third of a regular season and one full postseason in Chicago before hitting free agency. Earlier this month, the Diamondbacks acq

2017-07-25 06:55:17.940

A few weeks before the trade deadline a year ago, the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman, a star reliever who would spend one-third of a regular season and one full postseason in Chicago before hitting free agency. Earlier this month, the Diamondbacks acq



White Sox fans had 11 years to hold their 2005 World Series title over the heads of their Cubs fan friends, but that ended with the North Siders' curse-breaking championship last fall. Maybe you had to be in Chicago to sense it, but I definitely got

2017-07-25 16:19:59.713

White Sox fans had 11 years to hold their 2005 World Series title over the heads of their Cubs fan friends, but that ended with the North Siders' curse-breaking championship last fall. Maybe you had to be in Chicago to sense it, but I definitely got



Nobody knows for sure who coined the boxing adage "southpaws should be drowned at birth," but a good candidate would be George Chip, who lost the middleweight championship to left-handed Al McCoy in 1914. If things had gone according to plan, Chip wo

2017-07-25 13:12:51.937

Nobody knows for sure who coined the boxing adage "southpaws should be drowned at birth," but a good candidate would be George Chip, who lost the middleweight championship to left-handed Al McCoy in 1914. If things had gone according to plan, Chip wo



Kasey Kahne's life changed dramatically Sunday afternoon in winning the Brickyard 400. I'm not referring to the monetary impact, the social impact. I'm referring to the frame of mind Kasey inherited when he woke Monday morning (assuming he slept).

2017-07-25 11:02:15.703

Kasey Kahne's life changed dramatically Sunday afternoon in winning the Brickyard 400. I'm not referring to the monetary impact, the social impact. I'm referring to the frame of mind Kasey inherited when he woke Monday morning (assuming he slept).



The rematch. Finally. The UFC has booked Jon Jones versus Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight championship on five separate occasions. Yet, they've only fought once. This has been a snakebitten matchup for the UFC, with multiple dates falling th

2017-07-25 10:49:30.893

The rematch. Finally. The UFC has booked Jon Jones versus Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight championship on five separate occasions. Yet, they've only fought once. This has been a snakebitten matchup for the UFC, with multiple dates falling th



When Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher declared the ACC "the premier conference in college football" at ACC media days, it could have been viewed as a dig at the SEC or, perhaps, the Big Ten. But the league that should heed Fisher's message most

2017-07-20 10:06:07.660

When Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher declared the ACC "the premier conference in college football" at ACC media days, it could have been viewed as a dig at the SEC or, perhaps, the Big Ten. But the league that should heed Fisher's message most



STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The man who helped take down Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is a lifelong Mississippi State fan who attended his first Bulldogs game 37 years ago and has the university's logo tattooed on his left hand. But he insi

2017-07-24 07:29:07.000

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The man who helped take down Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is a lifelong Mississippi State fan who attended his first Bulldogs game 37 years ago and has the university's logo tattooed on his left hand. But he insi



On July 11, Rick Tocchet's long and sometimes painful wait to become an NHL head coach ended when he was hired by the Arizona Coyotes, a dysfunctional franchise that former head coach Dave Tippett walked away from in June despite having four years re

2017-07-24 08:21:13.587

On July 11, Rick Tocchet's long and sometimes painful wait to become an NHL head coach ended when he was hired by the Arizona Coyotes, a dysfunctional franchise that former head coach Dave Tippett walked away from in June despite having four years re



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Tokyo Hiroto Kyoguchi W12 Jose Argumedo Wins a strawweight title Scores: 116-111 (twice), 115-112 Records: Kyoguchi (8-0, 6 KOs); Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KOs)

2017-07-24 07:23:16.637

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Tokyo Hiroto Kyoguchi W12 Jose Argumedo Wins a strawweight title Scores: 116-111 (twice), 115-112 Records: Kyoguchi (8-0, 6 KOs); Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KOs)



INDIANAPOLIS -- Kasey Kahne earned a career-defining victory as the sun set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That was appropriate, because the sun could end up setting on his NASCAR career over the next six months. An 18-time winner in the Cup Series,

2017-07-23 17:59:40.523

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kasey Kahne earned a career-defining victory as the sun set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That was appropriate, because the sun could end up setting on his NASCAR career over the next six months. An 18-time winner in the Cup Series,