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Not Signing Brady Aiken Will Come Back to Haunt Houston Astros

The signing deadline for 2014 draft picks officially passed Friday at 5 p.m. ET, and the Houston Astros were not able to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, according Jim Callis of MLB.com (via Twitter). He also reports that the Astros...Show More Summary

Who is Yuki Togashi? Meet the NBA Summer League's fan favorite

The 5'7 Japanese point guard came out of nowhere to earn a spot on Dallas' Summer League team, but just who is he? LAS VEGAS -- With two minutes left, the crowd of a lazy, mid-afternoon Las Vegas Summer League blowout was louder than it had been all game. Show More Summary

What Jabari Parker can learn from Metta World Peace

The Bucks' rookie is a hybrid forward with a wide frame and lots of strength. One of Metta World Peace's former workout coaches explains why Parker should study the former Pacers star's game. LAS VEGAS -- When most fans think of an big...Show More Summary

The big 2014 Utah football guide: Improved Utes face a nasty schedule

Utah improved rather dramatically on paper in 2013, but close losses and a key injury prevented most people from noticing. Can the Utes take another step forward this fall? And will it matter with 10 bowl teams on the schedule? .m-sbnation-2014-college-football-countdown...Show More Summary

Wizards Summer Leaguer gets Bradley Beal's attention with unbelievable block

Daniel Theis is his name, and this is one of the best blocks you'll ever see. Can't say I'd ever heard of German Wizards Summer Leaguer Daniel Theis before today, and neither had Bradley Beal. We both know who he is now, though, and so does Tyler Honeycutt after his powerful tomahawk got stonewalled right at the rim: That is perfect. That is Hibbert-on-Melo, but better.

Taiwan's tourism mascot Oh! Bear could play for Tennessee

Why is this happening. SEC Media Days is underway, of course, but MILES AWAY from all that, in Bryant Park, NYC, there has been some sort of Dracula bear spotted with the Tennessee logo on its stomach. So Tennessee apparently has a new...Show More Summary

Odds of MLB's Biggest 2014 Surprise Stars Continuing in the 2nd Half

No sport cherishes its history quite like baseball does, and if history has taught us anything, it's that we shouldn't be surprised by surprises. They pop up on a yearly basis, both for the good and the bad, and they come in all shapes...Show More Summary

This MLS parody of 'Ferris Bueller' is astonishingly good

You may not know who Mike Magee is -- or anyone else in this video -- but that shouldn't keep you from enjoying it. Athletes usually aren't the best actors, and Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee is no exception. But that somehow doesn't...Show More Summary

A wine jug, Old Tom, and a legendary announcer: The history and traditions of the Open Championship

This week's British Open is the 143rd edition in the 153-year history of golf's oldest major. Here are some quirks, traditions, and high points in the long history of golf's most unique event. The Open Championship is the oldest championship in golf and is one of the oldest competitions in all of sports. Show More Summary

Bud Selig on Derek Jeter: 'You Couldn't Have Written a Script Like This'

MINNEAPOLIS — During Monday’s All-Star workout at Target Field, Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield carefully held his fungo bat and gingerly sent some practice ground balls Derek Jeter’s way. Notable, because Butterfield had been there before. Show More Summary

Watch a Boeing jet airliner do amazing stunts set to terrible music

These plane stunts are impressive, but they needed a better backing track. So we gave them one. Okay, so the above video is totally nuts. It features a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner showing off its aerial capabilities for prospective buyers. Show More Summary

Antonio Conte explains Juventus resignation, addresses Italy job possibility

Antonio Conte has explained his decision to leave Juventus, though refused to be drawn on the possibility of taking charge of the Italian national team. The prospect of Antonio Conte leaving Juventus is one the club have had to become accustomed to for a while, with speculation over his departure having lingered since last season. Show More Summary

2014 Home Run Derby Results: Convoluted Structure Still Led to Deserving Winner

To be honest, I'm not sure how Yoenis Cespedes won the 2014 Home Run Derby, but he was clearly the best on the night, so it all worked out in the end. In an effort to try to make the Home Run Derby more interesting and draw in more fans, Major League Baseball opted for a league-based bracket structure. Show More Summary

World Cup winners list: A complete history

Only 8 of the 77 teams to participate in a World Cup have ever lifted the trophy. How unfair! In 1930, thirteen teams participated in the first World Cup held in Uruguay. Since then, the countries of the world have come together every...Show More Summary

20 reasons we loved the 2014 World Cup

1. Joel Campbell waltzing around pregnant with a ball. Scoring against Uruguay gave Costa Rica's Joel Campbell the opportunity to flaunt biology's rules, and as a man impregnate himself with a soccer baby via scoring. Congratulations, Joel: it was a Brazuca. 2. Show More Summary

Joey Gallo's Superhuman Power Steals the Show at 2014 All-Star Futures Game

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday night featured 50 of baseball’s brightest young talents, but it was Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo who stole the show. Serving as the designated hitter for the U.S. squad, Gallo, 20, provided...Show More Summary

Shakira performs at World Cup Closing Ceremony in Brazil, is the greatest soccer player of our time

By appearing in her third consecutive World Cup Final, Shakira has done something no soccer-playing nation has ever done. May Shakira continue to appear in World Cup Finals forever and ever and ever. Shakira will perform at today's World...Show More Summary

LeBron James got a personalized rendition of 'Coming Home'

When you're the best, singers rewrite their lyrics for you. I"m a Knicks fan, so Skylar Grey's "Coming Home" still gives me chills from when Carmelo Anthony made his New York debut, and Melo was only returning to a different borough of a city he lived in for the first few years of his life. Show More Summary

Mariners Pitching Coach Refuses to Turn Down During Batting Practice

Turning down is the coward’s way out. Rick Waits is not a coward. The 62-year-old Seattle Mariners pitching coach proved this much by stripping down and rocking out to DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” during a recent batting practice. It all started when 6’6” reliever Tom Wilhelmsen tried to catch his coach off guard on the bass drop. Show More Summary

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