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Newspaper: Ledecky starts worlds with a pair of golds


At the 2015 world championships in Kazan, she competed in the women's 1500 meters final - an event now on the program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - and little under 30 minutes later in the 200m freestyle semis. "I knew I was close", Masse said. The crowd saved its biggest cheers for the bronze medalist, rocking Duna Arena when Hungary rallied for a spot on the podium. Read More »

Five storylines to watch at Big Ten media days


I don't like playing games on Friday night. But it is sensitive. We're not going to walk you back to the sideline. The Big Ten has numerous biggest coliseums and population centers in college sports . "I think it's fair to say there's been push back", Delany said. "And I think Kevin will have a major impact". BTN will continue to go through changes both on air and off (former MI receiver Braylon Edwards will be a part of the coverage this season), as the network has already made moves to ... Read More »

Manchester City signs left-back Benjamin Mendy


The latest of these was Benjamin Mendy , whose €57m (£52m) move to Manchester City made him not only Monaco's most expensive sale of the summer, but the most expensive defender of all time. Neither outfit has revealed Danilo's transfer fee, but reports in Brazil say City are to pay 36 million euros for the defender , who leaves Real after two years in Madrid. Read More »

Frazier's run-scoring triple play helps Yanks top Reds 4-2


The bases were loaded with no outs when Frazier batted in the second inning. Frazier's grounder caught Didi Gregorius in a bad spot, as he couldn't decide whether to head to third base or go back to second where he started. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge lined a foul ball that hit a fan sitting beyond the first-base dugout in the eighth inning. That was plenty for Montgomery, who struggled in his previous outing as he allowed six runs on seven hits in six innings against the Twins. Read More »

Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando City SC for allocation money


With Cyle Larin already at the club, the Orlando side is building one of the scariest duos in MLS . Even given the money involved, it's easy to look at this as a lopsided deal in favor of Orlando. The general allocation money can be used at any time to sign new players and pay for their wages, while the targeted allocation money functions the same way, but must be used within four MLS transfer windows. Read More »

Turkish Delight For Wilshere?


Wilshere, an England worldwide, is undoubtedly talented, but a consecution of injuries have resulted in him dropping out of Arsene Wenger's plans going forward - with the Evening Standard quoting club president Ali Safak Ozturk calling the move "difficult" this week. Read More »

Striking Study Shows How Football Affects the Brain


The report doesn't confirm that the condition is common in all football players; it reflects high occurrence in samples at a Boston brain bank that studies CTE. That study also had its limitations, and the authors noted that the game 60 years ago is different in many ways from the present-day high school football experience, from playing style to equipment to the rule book. Read More »

Here's what happened when Michael Phelps raced a Great White Shark


The Discovery Channel used computer simulations to determine the speed of the Great White during the race. The film was then superimposed over the clip of Phelps in the water to create the "race" aspect of the show . Hey, we're down to watch a second race if you are. Discovery Channel viewers expressed great outrage about the "race", as they rightly should've. Read More »

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon to have meniscus surgery


Dixon needed his medial meniscus repaired, not trimmed, requiring a 4-5 month recovery time, according to Rapoport. Baltimore's running game was dismal last season and ranked 28th in the league with an average of 91.4 rushing yards per game. Read More »

Broncos GM John Elway reaches agreement on new five-year deal


In his two years at the helm, Kubiak guided the Broncos to 24 total wins to tie Red Miller for the most in franchise history in his first two seasons as head coach. Former Broncos defensive back David Bruton announced his retirement from the National Football League, citing concern over the six concussions he has sustained during his eight-year career. Read More »

Oxford Exxon Podcast: How should Ole Miss evaluate Matt Luke?


With Freeze no longer leading the Rebels, offensive line coach Matt Luke will enter the season as the interim head coach. Quarterback Shea Patterson signed to play for Ole Miss because of Hugh Freeze. And then - most stunningly - coach Hugh Freeze resigned in disgrace last week after a school investigation into his phone records found a "pattern of personal misconduct" starting with a one-minute call to an escort service. Read More »

Suns' Brandon Knight Has Torn ACL, Likely Out for Season


He is under contract for the next three seasons at approximately $44 million. However, none have been as severe as an ACL, which threatens Knight's return at all. It started with point guard Eric Bledsoe being bandied about in trade discussions with other teams. Knight averaged 11 points per game a year ago. Read More »

Michael Vick in Chiefs camp as a coaching intern


He was specific as to where he wanted to coach as well. "You don't have to dumb it down, but you can't be as complex, and I get that". Vick was on the field this morning for the first workout of training camp, and blended in with the approximately thirty other members of the coaching staff when the team went to the field. Read More »

Penn State's Hard-Hitting Kicker Leaves Program


Last fall, the 22-year-old Julius announced he had missed Penn State's spring and summer workouts so he could receive treatment for the same issue. Julius, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 258 pounds on PSU's roster, made 10-of-12 field goal attempts in 2015 but did not practice with the team the following spring. Read More »

NBA Trade Grades: Portland Trail Blazers dump Allen Crabbe to Brooklyn Nets


He has a 6-foot-11 wingspan and could be a solid two-way player for the Nets. The exception expires in one year. The deal adds Crabbe to a young, talented Nets backcourt that includes Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell. McCollum's four-year, $106 million extension kicking in. After all this losing, Brooklyn would probably like take a shot at a star in the draft for themselves - the most surefire way for a bad franchise to acquire high-level talent. Read More »

Manchester City spree continues with Mendy arrival

His crosses are one of the best in not only his position but the world. Every year I want to improve. Mendy has signed a five-year deal with the cash-rich club and will join his new squad in the U.S. I like to play at full-back and provide assists for the strikers. The left-back, who will reportedly cost the club an initial £49.4m, is the third full-back and fourth defensive reinforcement overall brought in by Pep Guardiola , who signed Real Madrid's Danilo yesterday for an estimated ... Read More »

A First for MSNBC in the Nielsens


Monday to Friday. MSNBC scored an historic victory last week, finishing as the number one cable network in weekday primetime total viewers for the first time in the network's 21-year history, according to Nielsen data. Nielsen also found that MSNBC's Morning Joe was the most-watched show between 6 and 9am, winning the top spot for the 29th week out of 30 weeks and beating CNN's New Day . Read More »

McGregor 'is going to get killed'


The film is directed by Gavin Fitzgerald and produced by Jamie D'alton. Mayweather vs. McGregor will feature a 12-round super welterweight contest that marks the first time champions from both boxing and MMA will meet in a sanctioned boxing match. Read More »

Laurent Koscielny: Arsenal defender has no desire to leave club


But in a recent interview with Arsenal , the defender has denied all the speculation and stated that he loves the club where his wife and family are happily settled and he's not seeking a quick exit, pledging his loyalty to the club. "When I first got here, I didn't think about how long I would stay at this club - but now I am starting my eighth season so I am very happy with this", Koscielny is quoted by the Standard . Read More »

World Cup final loss prompts Indian call for women's IPL


Despite her gutsy knock of 86 runs, ably supported by an innings of 51 runs by Harmanpreet Kaur , it wasn't sufficient for the women in blue to cross the line. "Everybody was very nervous and I think that resulted in our defeat", she said. "I felt it was slipping away a little bit, we fought, so proud of the girls". Read More »

Boss Confirms £43m Midfielder Could Join Man Utd This Summer


Sanches, who cost Bayern £27.5million when he made the move from Benfica last summer, only made six Bundesliga starts for the Bavarian club last season and admits he is itching for a move. I'm young, I want and I have to play. Remember last week when we used the Gabriel Heinze story from 2007 to describe going from Skegness to Liverpool? "He'll stay with us 100 per cent - I'm confident about that". Read More »

Morata loses Chelsea debut against Bayern Munich

The defender then played a simple ball for Cutrone to slot home for his second of the match. They then took their foot off the gas and allowed Marcos Alonso to pull a goal back on the stroke of half-time. The 19-year-old, victor of the 2016 Golden Boy award and voted best young player at Euro 2016, has struggled to meet expectations since his move last summer from Benfica , when Bayern successfully beat off competition from United for his signature . Read More »

BU Study Of NFL Players' Brains Shows 99-Percent Had CTE


The study suggests that the correlation between football and the disease is distressingly strong: of the 111 NFL football players, 110 showed the presence of CTE. The NFL, which has subsidized parts of Dr. McKee's examination in the past excluding the present investigation, stated: "Contextual investigations, for example, those aggregated in this refreshed paper are essential to additionally propelling the science and advance identified with head injury ..." CTE has been linked to ... Read More »

CTE study finds 110 of 111 ex-NFL players have brain condition


Lack of impulse control, aggression, depression, impaired judgment, memory loss, paranoia, confusion and progressive dementia are some of the symptoms that can occur. " The NFL is committed to supporting scientific research into CTE and advancing progress in the prevention and treatment of head injuries ". The NFL and other sports organizations have enhanced their concussion protocols as research and lawsuits mounted over the last decade. Read More »

Euro Giants Ready To Sell £50m Attacker To Manchester United


However, TMW says Inter have told United they'll drop the price if Martial is included in the offer. The Red Devils have reportedly offered £44million for Perisic, with the 28-year-old keen on the move to Old Trafford as well. "From my point of view, it's very simple: Ivan's an important player for me, after that you have to ask him how he's dealing with the interest from Manchester United ", Spalletti said during a press conference on Sunday. Read More »

Matt Kuchar 'crushed' by defeat to Spieth at Birkdale


It sure didn't look like that at the start, when Spieth made three bogeys on his opening four holes to lose his lead, regained a two-shot advantage with a birdie and an exquisite pitch for par on the tough sixth hole, and then gave it right back with a three-putt bogey on the ninth as Kuchar made birdie. Read More »

World record deal for Kylian Mbappe agreed

The 18-year-old will be loaned back to the French giants for one-year before heading to the Spanish capital. The transfer would comfortably eclipse the previous world-record €105 million (£89.3 million) fee Manchester United paid to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last summer-if it goes through. Read More »

Twins Complete Deal For Jaime Garcia, Send Huascar Ynoa To Braves


According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Nick Burdi was the prospect in question and he underwent Tommy John surgery last May. After the struggles in 2016, Garcia chose to alter his pitch mix, using his curve more and using more of a true slider than his cutter that he had previously used. Read More »

The Red Sox are calling up Rafael Devers

Pedroia is back in action after a one-game breather. ON THE BUMP- After a fairly smooth first inning, Rodriguez ran into some trouble in the second. The Mariners were 3-12 in their past 15 games at home and had lost three of four against the New York Yankees over the weekend to again fall below.500. Read More »