• There haven't been very many fun reasons to bring up the name "Gilbert Arenas" in recent years, so it's nice to get an opportunity to recall the sunnier, lighter side of the open-book personality that made the former Washington Wizards All-Star one of the most popular players of the mid-2000s, courtesy of Gil's Instagram account:

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    Well, that certainly is a boatload of stuffed animals, Mr. Arenas. Care to explain?

    "We just got banned from all the basketball hoops at #orangecountyfair," wrote the donut-hat-bedecked Arenas in the caption of his post. "Every one screamed #theRimsarebent I screamed #hibachi...#ArenasFamily #CountyFairRockstars"

    I bet Kevin Durant feels like a real dope right now. Sure, Pop-a-Shot at Dave & Buster's is great, but you could've shut down the county fair instead and walked away with an amount of stuffed animals capable of overrunning an entire family.

    As amazing as it would be for the

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  • Nick Young celebrates, as is his wont. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Nick Young celebrates, as is his wont. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Nick Young's been lighting it up at the Drew League for years. The Reseda native and USC product's been a fixture at Los Angeles' premier pro-am hoops run — a Hollywood staple that's grown over the last four decades from a six-squad league to a 28-team Nike-sponsored machine that features frequent drop-ins from NBA players, college and high school stars, and playground legends — since back when he was with the Washington Wizards, well before "Swaggy," Iggy and Kobe were ever aspects of his day-to-day life.

    It's hard to envision a more comfortable scenario for Young than a summertime So-Cal run where buckets build buzz, and everyone's favorite (or least favorite, depending on where you stand) gunner had everybody buzzing on Sunday after he put one heck of a bow on the matchup between M.H.P. ("Most Hated Players," natch, the side for which Young plays) and Problems:

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    After a game-tying triple by "Money" Mike

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  • Boston Skyline (USA Today Sports)Boston Skyline (USA Today Sports)

    The city of Boston is no longer a candidate to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

    Boston had been the United States' selection in the ongoing bidding process for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but on Monday, Boston's mayor threw the brakes on the city's bid plans. Soon afterward, the United States Olympic Committee announced it is ending its bid to bring the Games to the city.

    Boston mayor Marty Walsh had said he cannot automatically commit to signing the host city bid should Boston win the right to host the Games. Walsh expressed concern about a provision which requires the host city to cover any cost overruns, a requirement which could prove financially burdensome to Boston.

    "I cannot commit to putting the taxpayers at risk," Walsh said in a Monday morning press conference. While Boston's Olympic organizing group had pledged an insurance policy would cover cost overruns, Walsh said his office has been unable to conclude whether such a policy would be feasible and would sufficiently protect the

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  • Matthew Dellavedova indicates the length of his new deal.Matthew Dellavedova indicates the length of his new deal.The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to go about the business of bringing back their Eastern Conference championship-winning roster on Monday, agreeing to terms with restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova on a new deal that will keep the Australian point guard — who briefly became a folk hero when pressed into duty in place of the injured Kyrie Irving during the Cavs' run to the NBA Finals — in Ohio for the 2015-16 season, and perhaps beyond.

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    While reports early in free agency indicated that the two sides were moving toward a multiyear deal, Dellavedova wound up simply accepting the qualifying offer that the Cavs extended to him on June 30, agreeing to a new one-year contract worth approximately $1.2 million, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com. The Cavaliers will also retain the option of extending a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent again next summer — meaning owner Dan Gilbert and

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  • Lately, any news related to the New York Mets has been all over the map. From fans freaking out about the team's lineup, to Sunday's incident, when it was revealed that a small raccoon was loose in the team's weight room at Citi Field. What followed was a fairly amusing sequence of reporting and tweets from the team's beat writers, including the critter's safe capture (a cage was apparently on hand as this has been a problem in the past) and release into "the wild." Whatever that means in Queens. 

    We love dogs, and want more of them in our lives. However, one German pup deserves a red card for its actions during a women's SC Freiburg match over the weekend. The dog got loose during the match and wound up tackling Lina Magull out of nowhere. We'll just go ahead and assume the dog will become the team's lucky mascot the rest of the season. The movie rights are probably already in the works. 

    We didn't even know there was a Chinese Professional

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  • Van Gaal: I must retire in 2017 – I promised my wife

    Louis van Gaal will retire in 2017 even if he is offered a huge contract by a wealthy Qatari club, because he promised his wife he would call it a day.

    S&#39;il affirme encore espérer qu&#39;Angel Di Maria reste à Manchester United, Louis van Gaal, le manager des Red Devils, pousse ses dirigeants à recruter une &lt;&lt; super star &gt;&gt; cet été.S'il affirme encore espérer qu'Angel Di Maria reste à Manchester United, Louis van Gaal, le manager des Red Devils, pousse ses dirigeants à recruter une << super star >> cet été.

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    The Manchester United manager has been a big hit with fans since he was appointed last summer.

    The Dutchman has restored an air of grandeur at the club since his arrival and after a successful first year in charge, United are now back in the Champions League.

    Van Gaal is enjoying his time in Manchester, but the 63-year-old has promised his wife Truus that this will be his last job in management and he intends to stick to his word.

    "I will give it (football) up (in 2017)," the United manager said.

    "I promised that to my wife. We have not many years together any more. That is the reason.

    "I have to admit I have said to her, when I met her and after our relationship seemed to be very good, that at 55 I shall quit. I am still working and next week I am 64."

    There is another reason why Van Gaal is adamant he will walk away from the game that has consumed his life for the last 43 years.

    After experiencing success with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and

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  • Strong is the new sexy and fitness is the new party. With society leaning towards health and fitness, Yahoo's #Fitspo of the Week series is dedicated to all inspirational women in Singapore leading active lifestyles. Know of any who deserve to be featured? Hit me up on CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltaysg).

    Hayati Nuffus. Photo: Cheryl TayHayati Nuffus. Photo: Cheryl Tay

    Name: 
    Hayati Nuffus (Instagram: @alphafitsg)
    Age: 30
    Height: 161cm
    Weight: 60kg
    Occupation: Head Coach of AlphaFit, Personal and Group Class Trainer
    Status: Single
    Diet: A lot of meat and vegetables, seeds and nuts, some fruits, little starch and no sugar.
    Training: Strength work with kettlebells and the three major lifts (deadlift, squat, bench press), as well as some metcons

    When did you first starting lifting weights?
    I cycled, swam and played badminton growing up, and I only started going to the gym at 20 because I wanted to look good. I tried to follow exercises from magazines, but it didn’t work. I only started lifting weights at 25.

    What was your first

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  • While it is not uncommon to witness sportsmen thanking their opponents for a competitive match, the world of professional mixed martial arts (MMA) takes it to a whole new level. 

    It is not uncommon to see two tough men embracing in mutual respect after spending the last 15 minutes attempting to deliver as much pain as possible to his opponent.

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    Earlier this month, two of the toughest bantamweights in the world duked it out in the MMA cage, and while their battle was epic, so was their exchange on social media after.

    The fight

    Top Finnish Bantamweight Toni Tauru had racked up an incredible 10-fight winning streak to earn his shot at the coveted ONE Championship Bantamweight World Championship title on 18 July in Myanmar. 

    But despite being completely dominating in Scandinavia, he met his match in reigning and defending ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes.

    Those in the know will easily recognize Fernandes as being one of the top bantamweights in the world today. 

    Having earned and

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  • Vlade Divac and Vivek Ranadive mean business. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)Vlade Divac and Vivek Ranadive mean business. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)The Sacramento Kings' turbulent summer shows no signs of reaching stability. In an offseason that has already seen a confounding power struggle between head coach George Karl and star DeMarcus Cousins and curious moves in free agency to chase a very unlikely playoff berth, the franchise has now cut ties with a notable member of the front office. The latest decision falls in line with recent patterns while simultaneously raising new concerns about the future of the Kings.

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    According to a report from Sportando, Sacramento has ceased communication with so-called "father of basketball analytics" Dean Oliver, who was hired as the team's director of player personnel and analytics just this September. Oliver, whose 2004 book "Basketball on Paper" continues to be a foundational text of the advanced analytics movement, appears to have butted heads with Vlade Divac, who has become the team's lead basketball decision-maker

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  • The Canadian drought in their national golf championship will extend to a 62nd year.

    Canuck David Hearn, who carried a two-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open, came up two shots shy of a maiden PGA Tour win and ending a winless Canadian streak dating back to Pat Fletcher in 1954.

    Hearn's even-par 72 at Glen Abbey Golf Club paved the way for Jason Day to win for the second time in 2015, making birdies on the final three holes of the tournament to secure a one-stroke win over Bubba Watson, who himself birdied the final four holes. A 20-foot birdie putt on the par-5 finisher at the Jack Nicklaus-designed track completed a 4-under 68 to win in 17-under 271.

    The win is Day's fourth on the PGA Tour and marks the first multi-win season of his career, backing up a playoff win earlier in the season at the Farmers Insurance Open.

    Day has finished in the top 10 in each of the last two majors, including a T-4 finish on Monday at the

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