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Players and fans pause for a moment of silence for the victims of the Highland Park shooting before a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs Monday, July 4, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Chicago Sports Teams Release Statements in Wake of Mass Shooting

Organizations around the city offered condolences to those impacted by Monday’s shooting in Highland Park.

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White Sox RP Hendriks on Mass Shooting: 'Something Needs to Change'

"I had to take a driving test when I [came] over [to America]," Hendriks said. "I won't have to take a test if I want to get a gun. That's stupid.”

Mar 23, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; The Los Angeles Lakers logo at center court before the game between Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss Tweets Emotional Kobe Bryant Message

She shared a tweet paying homage to the late Hall of Famer on Sunday.

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Billboard Promotes ESPN's Derek Jeter Documentary Near Fenway Park

An advertisement saluting one of the Red Sox’s chief antagonists is stationed outside of the historic stadium.

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Two Steps That Could Push Notre Dame to Join the Big Ten

The rapidly changing college football landscape could nudge Fighting Irish into a conference affiliation.

Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Evans Reveals What Tom Brady Texted Him Before He Un-Retired

The Pro Bowl receiver revealed how the legendary QB informed him of his decision to return to the Buccaneers.

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Source: Notre Dame Has One Preference Amid Conference Realignment

The Irish remain independent in football, though the shifting landscape of conference realignment raises questions about the program’s future affiliation.

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White Sox Cancel Fireworks in Wake of Highland Park Shooting

The club released a statement that it will play Monday night, but will forgo the post-game fireworks celebration.

Mercury center Brittney Griner looks on during the first half of Game 2 of the 2021 WNBA Finals.

Brittney Griner Appeals to President Biden Amid Detention in Russia

The WNBA star, who has been detained since February, wrote an emotional letter asking the president for help.

Notre Dame players take field in South Bend for spring football practice.

Notre Dame Will Play the Realignment Waiting Game—Because They Can

Notre Dame has long had academic prestige, football and financial success and the autonomy of FBS independence, but will college sports’ instability affect that?

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Joey Chestnut Takes Down Protestor During Hot Dog Eating Contest

En route to his 15th career win at the famous Fourth of July event, Chestnut had to contend with a protestor while chowing down.

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Bills' Von Miller Intends to Play Until Eve of 40th Birthday

Buffalo pass-rusher hopes to evoke the longevity of superstars such as Tom Brady, Bruce Smith.

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Longtime NFL, Gambling Analyst Hank Goldberg Dies at 82

The media personality known as “Hammering Hank” passed away at his Las Vegas home.

USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams dribbling the ball.

Report: Leeds to Sign USMNT Star Tyler Adams From RB Leipzig

The 23-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder will link up with U.S. teammate Brendan Aaronson at Elland Road.

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Drew Lock Responds to U.S. Open’s Viral Tweet About Him

The Seahawks quarterback became the unwitting target of the U.S. Open’s Twitter account over the weekend.

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Joey Chestnut Dealing With Injury Before Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Chestnut is seeking his 15th victory at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Monday.

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark in the Nations League.

Report: Christian Eriksen Agrees to Manchester United Deal

The Danish midfielder is reportedly set to sign a three-year contract to head to Old Trafford.

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The Rise and Rebirth of the Most Notorious Fake News Outlet in Sports

Ballsack Sports never pretended to be real. (Look at the name!) That hasn’t stopped fans—and media outlets—from treating its posts as gospel.

Matt Wisler closes down game against Rangers

The Science Behind the Rise of the Slider

Increasing usage of MLB’s most popular breaking ball has revitalized the pitching careers of stars and journeymen alike—and made life much harder on hitters.

Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona.

Navy Grad/NFL Player: Football No Longer Mimics War

Maintaining the fallacy that football compares to war misrepresents today’s game and can minimize the commitment of the members of our armed services.

Jul 3, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays have a moment of silence for the passing of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski (53) daughter Julia Budzinski before playing the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays’ First Base Coach Steps Away From Team After Daughter’s Death

Mark Budzinski’s eldest daughter Julia died on Saturday, the team announced.

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Angels Tie MLB Record for Strikeouts in a Game

Houston completed its three-game sweep of the Angels, who struggled to even put the ball in play on Sunday en route to making a dubious bit of history.

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Kyrgios, Tsitsipas Handed Fines After Heated Third-Round Match

Things got contentious between the two during Saturday’s match, with Tsitsipas calling Kyrgios a “bully” with a “very evil side.”

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Alex Albon Provides Medical Update Following British GP Crash

The Williams driver was transported to the hospital for “precautionary checks” following Sunday’s incident.

Carlos Sainz, winner of the 2022 British Grand Prix

Three Takeaways From British GP: Sainz Snags Thrilling Maiden F1 Win

Fans at Silverstone watched the Ferrari driver hold onto his victory as a three-way battle ensued behind him late in the incident-packed grand prix.

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USC Hires Grand Canyon Manager Andy Stankiewicz

The Trojans tapped former major leaguer to fill their coaching vacancy.

Alfa Romeo driver Guanyu Zhou of China crashes at the start of the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Zhou Guanyu Tweets Medical Update After Scary Crash at British GP

The Alfa Romeo driver was forced out of Sunday’s race early after a crash on the opening lap.

Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh during a Stanley Cup Finals game.

Predators Acquire Defenseman Ryan McDonagh in Deal With Lightning

Tampa Bay made the move to open up cap space for the offseason.

Liv Morgan celebrates the Money in the Bank title.

Morgan’s SmackDown Win vs. Rousey Highlights ‘Money in the Bank’

The 28-year-old won both the ladder match and the women’s title in a monumental night in Las Vegas, which now kicks off the most important stretch of her WWE career.

Luka Dončić and Dirk Nowitzki share the court during a Dallas Mavericks game.

Dirk Nowitzki Jokingly Joins ‘Overrated’ Chants Directed at Luka Doncic

The Mavericks legend had some fun with the current Dallas star.

Ryan Lochte wins gold in the 200m IM

Ryan Lochte to Auction Olympic Silver, Bronze Medals for Charity

The 12-time Olympic medalist in swimming is parting with half his medals.

Israel Adesanya making an entrance at UFC 276

Israel Adesanya’s The Undertaker Entrance Set Tone in UFC 276 Win

The middleweight entered the main event dressed as the famous WWE star and with his opponent’s name written on an urn.

Vanderbilt Commodores pitcher Kumar Rocker (80) pitches in the fourth inning against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park.

Former Vanderbilt Star Underwent Shoulder Surgery in September, per Report

Kumar Rocker, unsigned after the 2021 MLB draft, had an arthroscopic procedure on throwing shoulder.

Nets forward Kevin Durant shoots a free throw during pregame warmups.

Nets Eyeing Picks, ‘All-Star-Level Player’ for Durant, per Report

Brooklyn has a high asking price for its best player.

Two cars race in the British Grand Prix.

Environmental Protestors Enter Track at British Grand Prix

Five 'Just Stop Oil' activists invaded Silverstone Circuit while the race was underway.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Says He Played Part of 2021 Season Without an ACL

The free-agent wide receiver says his injury didn't occur in Super Bowl LVI.

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F1 British GP Red Flagged as Zhou Guanyu’s Car Goes Upside Down

Another wreck sent Alex Albon to the hospital for “precautionary checks.”

Novak Djokovic thanks the crowd at Wimbledon.

Whether In Defeat or Victory, The Stars Have Come Out at Wimbledon

Wimbledon reminds us that for every defeat, there is a victory. And even though the second week won’t have Serena or Federer, there are some must-follow storylines ahead.

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Bronny James Evokes Famous Father With Impressive Chasedown Block

The son of LeBron James showed off familiar skills in AAU game in Akron, Ohio.

Roger Federer appears at Wimbledon's 100 year Centre Court celebration.

Roger Federer on Future Wimbledon Appearance: ‘I Miss Being Here’

The eight-time Wimbledon champion hopes he can come back at least one more time.

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UFC 276 Recap: Adesanya Defends Belt by Decision, Cerrone Retires

Israel Adesanya extended his undefeated streak in the middleweight division.

Jul 2, 2022; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Scotty Pippen Jr. (1) sits with forwards Vitto Brown (48) and Shareef ONeal (45) during the second quarter against the Miami Heat at the California Summer League at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Scotty Pippen Jr., Shareef O’Neal Score First Buckets As Lakers

The sons of Hall of Famers Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal made their Summer League debuts Saturday.

Donald Cerrone and sons in the Octagon during the UFC 276 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone Retires After Loss at UFC 267

The retirement marks the end of a legendary 16-year career for Cerrone (36–17 MMA, 23–14 UFC), whose 38 UFC fights are second-most all time.

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Alpine’s New Program Aims to ‘Debunk Myths’ About Women in F1

Rac(H)er is ‘designed to reinforce meritocracy across genders in all areas of the company, from technical functions to racing and competition.’

Jessica Eye before UFC 276 bout

Jessica Eye Retires After UFC 276 Loss to Maycee Barber

After fighting professionally since 2009, Jessica ”Evil" Eye (15–11 MMA, 5–10 UFC) is hanging it up.

Jul 2, 2022; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA; Xfinity Series driver Kyle Larson (17) leads the field during the Henry 180 at Road America.

Karam, Gragson Rivalry Triggers Huge NASCAR Xfinity Wreck

A massive pile-up during Saturday’s Henry 180 led to a heated war of words between Noah Gragson and Sage Karam.

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Report: Nets, Lakers Discussing Possible Westbrook-Irving Trade

There is reportedly confidence that the the deal for the two guards could be done this offseason.

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios complains about an umpire decision during the singles tennis match against Britain’s Paul Jubb on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Kyrgios, Tsitsipas Throw Barbs in Presser After Wimbledon Match

Tsitsipas said his opponent is a "bully" and one who has a "very evil side."

Jun 14, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets injured pitcher Jacob deGrom looks out of the dugout during the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Braves Would Be Favorites to Land deGrom in Free Agency

The injured Mets star previously expressed an interest in opting out of the final year of his contract at the end of the 2022 season.

Daniel Ricciardo 3 (AUS), McLaren MCL36 hits Lando Norris 4 (GBR), McLaren MCL36 with a bouncy ball during the FORMULA 1 LENOVO BRITISH GRAND PRIX at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom on 30 June 2022

Daniel Ricciardo Whacks Lando Norris in the Face With a Space Hopper

The Australian driver said, “You know when you do something and you realize you probably shouldn’t have done it? It was too late.”