Kevin Shattenkirk, New York Rangers defenseman, may be healthy scratch

7:19 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Kevin Shattenkirk‘s New York homecoming has been anything but sweet. The former Hurricane tops the list this week thanks to his (disallowed) “pants goal” for the Belfast Giants. Already searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues. 1 Related It’s only three games into the 2018-19 season, but the 0-3-0 New York Rangers are considering benching their highest-paid defenseman as a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the San…

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Houston Texans place CB Kayvon Webster on injured reserve

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans‘ depth at cornerback has gotten even thinner after the team placed Kayvon Webster on injured reserve on Tuesday. Safety Justin Reid, offensive lineman Martinas Rankin and WR Keke Coutee are among Houston’s midround rookies delivering first-round results. Houston hopes to limit the punishment its young QB absorbs, but according to coach Bill O’Brien, “it’s a fine line because that’s part of his game.” 1 Related Webster, who was playing in his first game since he tore his Achilles with the Rams last December, left the…

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Klay Thompson thinks it’s cool to see LeBron James on Lakers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson was born in Los Angeles, watched his father, Mychal, play for the Lakers and spent his high school years in the Southern California area. He understands more than most just how much passion for the game there is in the area. As his Golden State Warriors get set for their first meeting with LeBron James and the new-look Lakers on Wednesday in Las Vegas, Thompson can appreciate just how big a deal it is that James will be calling Hollywood home for at least the…

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Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker has restless night after NLDS loss

ATLANTA — Brian Snitker endured a restless night after the final game of the season. He was poring over what went wrong for the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs. He might’ve been thinking about his own future, as well. “I laid awake all night staring at the ceiling,” the Braves manager said. “I couldn’t sleep.” After assembling some of baseball’s finest young talent and making a surprising return to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, Atlanta went down quietly in the postseason. The Baby Braves were shut out…

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Thomas wins successive money titles, 1st since Tiger Woods

FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Justin Thomas tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the Northern Trust golf tournament in Paramus, N.J. Tiger Woods finished off the PGA Tour season by tapping in for par to win the Tour Championship, a moment that ended any doubts that he could win again after four surgeries on his lower back. And then the moment was gone as the Ryder Cup began. Overlooked from last season was Justin Thomas being first player to win…

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LeSean McCoy, other options for Eagles to replace Jay Ajayi – Philadelphia Eagles Blog

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles lost lead running back Jay Ajayi to a torn ACL this week, stripping an already sputtering offense of one of its primary weapons. Led by one of the most aggressive personnel men in the business in Howie Roseman, and with hopes of a Super Bowl repeat still alive in Philly, speculation is running wild as to whether a trade for a running back is in the cards between now and the Oct. 30 deadline. Let’s take a look at some of the big names being…

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Laurent Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Kansas City Chiefs guard, placed on IR with broken leg

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was placed on the injured reserve list by the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday after he fractured his left leg in Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although they are two of the top tight ends, the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce says he’s ‘a different type of athlete’ than the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski. The Bengals-Chiefs game in Week 7 has been moved to Sunday night, while the Rams-49ers game will be shifted to a late afternoon kickoff on Oct. 21. 1 Related Coach Andy…

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Lonzo Ball returns to Lakers lineup after knee surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Lonzo Ball will return to the court and play alongside LeBron James for the first time this preseason on Wednesday night against Golden State. Ball, who has been eased back into action after undergoing surgery for a torn left meniscus, said he will come off the bench. Ball could play between 10 to 30 minutes when the Lakers and Warriors meet in Las Vegas, according to coach Luke Walton. If all goes well, Ball expects to play again in the Lakers’ preseason finale, also against Golden…

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to have event in Florida for first time since 1997

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Major motocross racing is headed back to Florida for the first time in 21 years. The 2019 schedule for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was announced Tuesday and will include a June 22 race at WW Ranch Motocross Park in Jacksonville, Florida. The series starts May 18 at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova, California, and concludes at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on Aug. 24. Eli Tomac is the two-time reigning 450cc champion in outdoor motocross. He is bidding to become the second rider…

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Federer Begins Shanghai Title Defence Wednesday Against Medvedev | ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic controls his own destiny this week when it comes to the World No. 2 ranking. But an early loss by the Serbian in Shanghai would open the door for Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro to be No. 2 in the ATP Rankings on 15 October. Federer will remain No. 2 if he wins his third Rolex Shanghai Masters title and Djokovic does not reach the final. Del Potro will achieve a career-high No. 2 if he claims the Shanghai title and Djokovic does not advance to…

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