Top Social Trends in Sports Yesterday

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BBC Sport 3 days

World Taekwondo Federation changes name because of previous acronym - BBC Sport

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) changes its name to World Taekwondo because of the "negative connotations".
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Yahoo Sports 7 days

Colin Kaepernick is making his choice: Activism over the NFL

Kaepernick, who once started in a Super Bowl but is most famous for taking a knee during the national anthem last year, is unemployed.
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ESPN 3 days

Klay Thompson brutally fails dunk attempt while in China

Klay Thompson proved that even the most talented athletes have rough days when he failed at a 360-degree dunk attempt while in China.
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NBA.com 4 days

Golden State Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green - NBA.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jordan Bell knows he will most certainly get an earful from Draymond Green come training camp as a G
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BBC Sport 3 days

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russia out - BBC Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to seal their semi-final place at the Confederations Cup.
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ESPN 4 days

Jordan fan has crying LeBron tattooed to leg

Salt Lake City resident and Michael Jordan fan Kalen Gilleese marked his distaste for LeBron James with a crying face tattoo of the Cavs star on his calf.
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ESPN 4 days

Magic: Russell good but Lakers needed leader

Magic Johnson, calling D'Angelo Russell an "excellent player" with All-Star potential, said the Lakers traded the guard because they needed needed "somebody also that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."
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BBC Sport 3 days

England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd's side to face Germany in semi-finals - BBC Sport

England Under-21s will face Germany in Tuesday's European Championship semi-final in Poland.
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NFL Network 3 days

Archie: Gase contacted Peyton after Tannehill injury | NFL.com

Was Peyton Manning's "last rodeo" actually a second-to-last rodeo? Not exactly. But he did have to take a timeout from his holiday shopping last winter to turn down an overture from Adam Gase.
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ESPN 3 days

LSU beats No. 1 Oregon St. to reach CWS finals

Michael Papierski became the first player to homer twice in a CWS game since TCU's Bryan Holaday in 2010. He went deep from the left side off Bryce Fehmel in the second and the right side off Brandon Eisert in the fourth.
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Fox Sports 3 days

Johny Hendricks misses weight at middleweight at UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma | FOX Sports

Former champion Johny Hendricks suffered another failed weight cut
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Yahoo Sports 4 days

The Cardinals announced their first Pride Night and you know what happened next

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their first Pride Night and some fans are outraged, but they shouldn't be.
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ESPN 3 days

White Sox retire former ace Buehrle's No. 56

Former Chicago White Sox ace Mark Buehrle had his No. 56 retired during a ceremony in which the left-hander spoke much like he pitched: quickly, efficiently and from the heart.
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NFL Network 3 days

Bill O'Brien: We won't have to limit Deshaun Watson | NFL.com

When the Texans took Deshaun Watson at No. 12 in the 2017 NFL Draft, he was viewed as the long-term solution to Houston's abyss of mediocrity at quarterback. He's already impressed Bill O'Brien.
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ESPN 3 days

Jays closer Osuna dealing with anxiety issue

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he is dealing with an anxiety issue, telling reporters that he is "just a little bit lost right now."
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Fox Sports 4 days

Clint Bowyer hides 'Lightning McQueen' paint scheme from son Cash | FOX Sports

Clint Bowyer will carry the "Lightning McQueen" Cars 3 paint scheme on his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford at Sonoma, but his son, Cash, doesn't know it.
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Fox Sports 3 days

Check out the official fight poster for UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 | FOX Sports

We’re just a month away from the rematch everyone has been waiting for
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Fox Sports 3 days

Kevin Lee plans on helping Floyd Mayweather get ready for Conor McGregor | FOX Sports

Kevin Lee says he was already asked to spar Mayweather in camp
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Fox Sports 3 days

10 takeaways as Mexico and Portugal advance to the Confederations Cup semifinals | FOX Sports

The favorites are through. One of them needs work, though.
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NFL Network 3 days

Derek Carr: I'll hand it to Marshawn on 1-yard line | NFL.com

Despite a new mega contract, Derek Carr doesn't feel the need to prove he's worth it with gaudy passing stats. Carr joked Friday he's happy to hand Marshawn Lynch the ball -- especially near the goal line.
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ESPN 3 days

Sorry, LaVar: Vegas down on LAL playoff hopes

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook didn't share LaVar Ball's confidence that the Lakers would make the postseason in 2017-18, opening the team at -700 to miss the playoffs.
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BBC Sport 3 days

Roger Federer beats Karen Khachanov to reach Gerry Weber Open final in Halle - BBC Sport

Roger Federer continues his Wimbledon preparations by reaching the Gerry Weber Open final with a hard-fought win over Karen Khachanov.
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ESPN 4 days

Butler: Being the face of Bulls 'means nothing'

Ex-Bulls star Jimmy Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that being the face of the franchise isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
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Fox Sports 3 days

5 teams that could sign Chris Paul now that he's a free agent | FOX Sports

Chris Paul joins Blake Griffin as a free agent. Could he really leave the Los Angeles Clippers?
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ESPN 3 days

Spieth maintains lead after up-and-down round

Jordan Spieth closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday in the Travelers Championship, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River Highlands.
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Yahoo Sports 3 days

Not a game: Roberto Osuna admits feeling ‘a little bit lost’ as he copes with anxiety

When the game isn’t a game anymore, that’s the day, the night, it changes.
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BBC Sport 3 days

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole in Baku - BBC Sport

Lewis Hamilton produces a stunning last-gasp lap in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole.
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NFL Network 4 days

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers | NFL.com

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have been two of the league's most potent quarterbacks for years. Friday, the two gunslingers were compared to an unlikely athlete: Lakers first-round draft pick Lonzo Ball.
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BBC Sport 3 days

Safe standing: West Brom open to pilot scheme at The Hawthorns - BBC Sport

West Bromwich Albion say they are willing to use The Hawthorns as part of a pilot scheme for safe standing.
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BBC Sport 3 days

Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches first final since stabbing - BBC Sport

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reaches her first final since returning from a career-threatening hand injury.
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ESPN 3 days

The soccer world without Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the football version of Gaudi's cathedral, and unlike Barcelona's other monuments, we won't get the chance to visit the iconic No. 10 -- who turns 30 in June -- for much longer.
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ESPN 4 days

Griffin opts out, so will CP3, sources say

Blake Griffin has opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, sources told ESPN. Chris Paul also intends to opt out but is waiting until June 29 to make it official, sources said.
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ESPN 8 days

Is Aaron Pico the greatest prospect in MMA history?

Just 20, Aaron Pico is set to make his professional MMA debut at Madison Square Garden on Saturday at Bellator NYC. Will the most hyped prospect in the sport actually live up to it?
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Yahoo Sports 6 days

Bay Area Congresswomen offer the Warriors a D.C. visit without Trump

The Warriors have not committed to a visit with President Trump, but they now have another way to visit with members of the federal government.
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Fox Sports 3 days

B.J. Penn is fighting for love of the sport rather than legacy | FOX Sports

B.J. Penn admits fans probably need to realign their perceptions a bit
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ESPN 4 days

Ranking QBs who benefited from NFL Europe

Amsterdam's Kurt Warner, London's Brad Johnson and Barcelona's Jon Kitna. You might be surprised at the number of eventual NFL starters who can trace a jump-start to their careers to extended playing time in NFL Europe.
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Fox Sports 3 days

Jimmy Butler breaks his silence about his trade from the Bulls to Timberwolves | FOX Sports

Jimmy Butler on being the face of a franchise: 'It doesn't mean a damn thing'
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BBC Sport 3 days

Will Hughes: Watford complete £8m deal for Derby midfielder - BBC Sport

Watford complete the signing of midfielder Will Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal.
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Fox Sports 3 days

WATCH: Escobar and Gordon triple, Hosmer homers in Royals victory | FOX Sports

Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon both had triples while Eric Hosmer homered in the Royals' victory over the Blue Jays Saturday.
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BBC Sport 3 days

Justin Gatlin: US sprinter could face a final duel with Usain Bolt - BBC Sport

Justin Gatlin sets up the prospect of a final showdown in London with Usain Bolt after winning the 100m in the US World Championship trials.
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Fox Sports 4 days

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is faster than Corvette, Ferrari at the Nurburgring | FOX Sports

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE went around the 'Ring faster than any Ferrari.
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ESPN 4 days

Magic introduces Lonzo as 'new face of Lakers'

Magic Johnson introduced No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball at the Lakers' team facility Friday and, after pointing toward a wall where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed, said to him, "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day."
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ESPN 3 days

Avisail Garcia and great seasons you are probably overlooking

Mini Miggy is living up to his nickname. The soon-to-be MLB leader in batting average is ... Ben Gamel? Some of 2017's star players might surprise you.
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Fox Sports 3 days
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Fox Sports 3 days

Late-inning homers by Dozier, Gimenez close gap in AL Central

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and Chris Gimenez hit home runs in the final two innings to escape with a 4-2 win over the Indians.
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Yahoo Sports 6 days

The Clippers might have hired Jerry West to help them land LeBron James

The "last adventure" of Jerry West's NBA life might be trying to land the biggest free-agent prize there is: LeBron James.
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ESPN 4 days

10 years after NFL Europe's demise, alumni remember league fondly

Even 10 years after it ceased operations, the NFL Europe still brings a smile to the faces of those who experienced it. Kurt Warner, Brad Johnson, Jake Delhomme and others share their stories from the dearly departed developmental league.
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BBC Sport 4 days

Dunstable punter's £1m Ascot bet falls on final furlong - BBC News

The £40 accumulator was placed earlier in the week at Ladbrokes in Dunstable.
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Yahoo Sports 5 days

Sad! President Trump drives a golf cart right onto the green

The president drove his golf cart right onto a green. He owns the green and the course around it, but still.
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