• NEW YORK – After making crude remarks during a Rogers Cup match in Montreal last month, 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios was fined $25,000 and suspended 28 days from ATP play.

    Kyrgios had said that another player had slept with the current girlfriend of Stan Wawrinka. He made the comment in a heated moment during a match against Wawrinka. It didn't fly in the tight-lipped tennis world, with most of the veterans later criticizing the Aussie.

    Penalties like that might make a young player stop and consider how he is perceived on the court and in the locker room. Well, maybe other players. Apparently it had no effect on Kyrgios. Tuesday night's match against No. 3 Andy Murray featured just as many emotional outbursts and racket tosses as any in recent memory.

    The antics started immediately.

    Perhaps they wore

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  • They say if you’re looking for a date, your best bet is to ask 100 girls out because even if 99 say no, all you need is that special one to say yes.

    For U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jarrod Haschert, he skipped that whole ’99’ thing and went straight for the gold – so to speak.Ronda Rousey most recently laid waste to Bethe Correia. (Getty)Ronda Rousey most recently laid waste to Bethe Correia. (Getty)

    Haschert went viral last week when a video of him was shared via social media asking UFC champion Ronda Rousey to his annual Marine Corps Ball later this winter.

    It was a gutsy move on behalf of the active-duty soldier, but what else would you expect from a Marine?

    Haschert needs to find his Rolodex (do people still use those?) immediately, because, well, the young man is about to get a number he doesn’t want to lose.

    "I just saw it the other day,” Rousey admitted to TMZ in a recent interview about the viral proposal. “I saw screenshots of it before and I was like, 'Oh, I can't go anyway because I'm in camp,' but the fight got moved and I actually can go, but I don't know how to hit him up and say like, 'Yeah, I

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  • David Feherty is done calling golf for CBS Sports after the two sides couldn't come to terms on a new contract. 

    Feherty, who joined CBS in 1997 after walking away from professional golf, and CBS could not agree on his role moving forward, according to a report by Sports Business Journal.

    The CBS golf season wrapped up on Sunday with its coverage of The Barclays, the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events. Feherty interviewed winner Jason Day after the final putt dropped. He typically roamed the fairways for CBS, walking with groups and providing inside-the-ropes insights. He occasionally called play-by-play from the broadcast booth.

    Feherty will continue to work with Golf Channel, which airs the 57-year-old's eponymous interview program. It would seem like a no-brainer for NBC, which is also owned by Comcast, would find a way to add Feherty to its PGA Tour

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  • One of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts made his retirement official today as Brazilian legend Antonio Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira stepped away from the sport he helped establish over the last 20 years.

    Serving as the only man to ever hold both PRIDE and UFC world titles, “Big Nog” is the definition of a pioneer.

    Starting his career in 1999 in DeLand, Florida at World Extreme Fighting 6, Nogueira would go on to wreak havoc on the heavyweight division with his innovative blend of offensive ground wizardry and precise striking.Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira lost six of his last nine career fights. (Getty)Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira lost six of his last nine career fights. (Getty)

    Nogueira, along with his twin brother Rogerio (aka: ‘Little Nog’) used their all-world ground attack, and Olympic-level boxing training to carve out a special place in the heart of fight fans all across the globe.

    There’s an old saying in fight sports: “It’s not about who you fought, it’s about when you fought ‘em,” and Minotauro fought them all.

    And he did it during a time in divisional history that will likely never be seen again.

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  • Expectations are high for reigning Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins in 2015-16. With the Minnesota Timberwolves now employing the last three first-overall draft picks and several other promising young talents, the pressure is on Wiggins to develop into a superstar capable of leading this franchise back to contention (or at least its first playoff berth since 2004). For what it's worth, our Dan Devine has tabbed him as being fully capable of achieving that goal.

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    The early evidence suggests that Wiggins is on the right track. Former NBA-er Andres Nocioni of Argentina found out the hard way in Canada's FIBA Americas tournament opener on Tuesday as Wiggins finished off his second big poster dunk in just under a week of international duty:

    Wiggins went 5-of-9 from the field for 13 points and added six rebounds and three assists, but Argentina felled Canada 94-87 behind 35 points from Luis Scola, who will

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  • We’ll get to the Premier League’s winners and losers from transfer deadline day in a moment. But first, there’s a special class of loser from this window, an undisputed champion of staggering inactivity.

    Congratulations Arsenal, you’re finally top of the league.

    In an era of unprecedented spending, no other team can lay claim to the level of failure Arsene Wenger has engineered during this transfer window, which has left Arsenal fans fuming more than usual.

    The lone first-team signing, prying away goalkeeper Petr Cech from arch rival Chelsea, was a great bit of business and no one’s denying that. Despite his sloppy debut, Cech is already rescuing points for Arsenal and he will continue to bolster the back.

    It’s just this squad is so close to challenging for major silverware, so close to giving Manchester City and Chelsea a run in England and maybe even Barcelona and others a run in Europe, that the failure to improve in the transfer market will linger over Arsenal like a storm cloud,

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  • If the reports are true, and the veracity of summer transfer figures in the soccer world are about as dependable as internal FIFA investigations, Manchester United is making a teenager with all of 11 career league goals the fifth-most expensive player in the world.

    If the Red Devils do indeed pay a reported $90 million for AS Monaco's 19-year-old striker Anthony Martial – rumored to be broken up into a $67.5 million fee and $22.5 million in potential performance-related add-ons in the future – he'll be almost twice as expensive as the second-priciest teenager ever sold. (That would be left back Luke Shaw, whom United bought from Southampton for some $43 million last summer. He, in turn, broke Wayne Rooney's record from when the latter joined United from Everton in 2004 by about a million.)

    Man United signing Anthony Martial is the new poster boy for the Premiership's ridiculous spending power. (AP Photo)Man United signing Anthony Martial is the new poster boy for the Premiership's ridiculous spending power. (AP Photo)

    And if they merely buy Martial for $56 million, as another version of the story suggests, he'll still be the costliest teenager ever by a comfortable margin. Not to mention tied with Mesut Ozil for

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  • Ronda Rousey has a reputation for speaking her mind.

    Whether it's her thoughts on 9/11, Floyd Mayweather, or having Fedor Emelianenko’s babies, “Rowdy” has had more than her fair share of newsworthy sound bites. Ronda Rousey (L) only has 12 fights under her belt but doesn't want to linger in MMA. (Getty)Ronda Rousey (L) only has 12 fights under her belt but doesn't want to linger in MMA. (Getty)

    But on the most recent episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," Rousey dropped a bombshell on her future plans as a fighter.

    And, according to the 28-year-old star, that "future" may be coming sooner than people might have previously thought.

    “I’m not going to be doing this in my 30s,” Rousey admitted to Rogan. “I don’t want to be fighting in my 30s, [and] by 30s, I mean, like, 31, 32. If you’re actually 30 years old, that’s 30, not 30s. Once you add the one, that’s 30s, plural. I’m 28 – I don’t know.”

    Rousey made clear, however, that her career in the UFC is still very much "unfinished." The same passion that brought the bantamweight champ to 12-0 with 11 first-round finishes was still obvious as she spoke to Rogan.

    Even so, this is a late 20-something who is talking about not

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  • With the draft and the bulk of free agency now behind us, it's time to start taking stock of what's transpired this summer and how it all figures to impact the upcoming NBA campaign.

    This week, we discuss: Which 2015 rookie landed in the best spot?

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    Kelly DwyerKristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks. This isn’t a joke, and we’re not trolling. Speaking as someone who is so old that his work covering the NBA on the internet predates the word “trolling.”

    Can Porzingis cut through the Knicks' dysfunction to find his perfect fit? (Nick Laham/Getty Images)Can Porzingis cut through the Knicks' dysfunction to find his perfect fit? (Nick Laham/Getty Images)Porzingis played on a middling Spanish League team last season. He turned 20 but a week ago, and he has yet to significantly develop what the New York Knicks will be his finest two attributes – versatile low post scoring, and supreme outside shooting. He will be burdened with the pressure of acting as New York’s first top-five lottery pick in nearly three decades during his rookie campaign, the Knicks won’t even have a lottery pick next year should they fall flat on their face in 2015-16. It’s also quite possible that Porzingis plays the

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  • The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it's time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating teams, players, and people stand on the brink of 2015-16.

    All things considered, everything turned out pretty well for the Dallas Mavericks!

    So, they lost out on their top free-agent candidate, a young center about to enter his prime. Still, the team didn’t have to overpay to keep Tyson Chandler into his mid-30s, and it scored in landing the quite capable and versatile Zaza Pachulia for the pittance of a second-round draft pick.

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    The franchise’s attempts to go over the top with a boffo former All-Star point guard failed, and he

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