Bryce Harper Honors The Memory Of Harambe Prior To Playoff Game PHOTO

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper paid tribute to the fallen gorilla Harambe prior to his Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The big time slugger used a bat that featured a picture of Harambe with the letters RIP on the bottom of his bat. (SLIDESHOW: These Barely Clothed Women Love Baseball) .@bharper3407‘s rocking an #RIPHarambe bat knob tonight: https://t.co/WEDevArtHq #NLCS pic.twitter.com/mO1uvKraw4 — Cut4 (@Cut4) October 13, 2016 Unfortunately the legacy of Harambe wasn’t enough to save the Nationals fortunes Thursday night as they fell 4-3 to the Dodgers. Harper also isn’t the only big time athlete honoring the legacy of Harambe. PGA golfer Smylie Kaufman also had a custom set of golf clubs made for himself that pay tribute…

Inter dismiss ‘absurd’ talk of move for Chelsea’s Costa Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has quashed speculation that they could be preparing a bid for Chelsea striker Diego Costa.Costa has helped the Blues to top spot in the Premier League table with ten goals in 13 appearances so far this campaign. The Spain international left Atletico Madrid for the Londoners in 2014 but has since been linked with a move back to the Vicente Calderon. Those reports have died down since his return to form this season and the latest rumour of him heading to Inter Milan has been rejected by Ausilio. “To talk about this is absurd, we already have a very strong centre-forward,” he told Premium Sport. “We will try to evaluate the positions we feel need strengthening.”

Virat Kohli’s fitness tale: Indian captain reveals how he became one of the fittest ... Mohali: The stories on how Virat Kohli attained supreme fitness are well documented but not many know about his candid chat with former India coach Duncan Fletcher before he went on to become one of the fittest cricketers in the world. It is well known that Kohli started taking fitness much more seriously post an ordinary IPL in 2012. He changed his training regime and eating habits completely, realising the need to transform his body to survive the rigours of playing all three formats. An impromptu conversation with Fletcher also helped. "Duncan told me once that he feels cricket is the most unprofessional of professional sports," Kohli told The Telegraph after India won the second Test in Vizag to take a 1-0 lead in the five match series ...

Rugby: England end South Africa jinx in style London: England ended their 10-year winless streak against South Africa in emphatic style on Saturday as they outclassed a desperately limited Springbok side for a 37-21 Twickenham victory that made it 10 wins out of 10 under coach Eddie Jones.Two tries in each half, from Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell, were a fair reflection of England's dominance against a team they had not beaten since 2006.While England can celebrate ending a run of 11 defeats and a draw in the fixture, South Africa know they have a lot of rebuilding to do after slumping to their fifth defeat in six matches and never looking remotely like doing anything else.The only time they were in the game was in the opening 20 minutes as Pat Lambie's boot...

Hook'em Horns: Herman says he's ready for pressure of Texas AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tom Herman smiled, raised his right hand for the “Hook’em Horns” sign and said all the right things Sunday to fire up the fan base as the new Texas coach.All of that was to be expected. Now comes the hard parts: winning, competing for a Big 12 title and navigating the treacherous landscape both on and off the field of Longhorns football.Herman landed on the Texas campus Sunday to turn around a program worn down by three consecutive losing seasons under Charlie Strong. In Herman, Texas President Greg Fenves and athletic director Mike Perrin hired arguably the hottest young coach in college football away from Houston.“We will win championships,” at Texas, Herman said, sounding the key note his new fans want ...

Short United stay the only regret of my career – Larsson Celtic legend Henrik Larsson admits the only regret of his career was not staying longer at Manchester United.The Swede spent two months on loan at Old Trafford after moving from Helsingborgs in January 2007 and scored three goals in his 12 appearances for the club. Goals against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, Watford in the Premier League and Lille in Europe left a lasting impression at United and the side Larsson left behind went on to win the league that season. Speaking exclusively to FourFourTwo, the Sweden international wishes he could have stayed with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side until the end of the campaign and picked up a league winner’s medal. “That’s the only regret I have in my career,” he says. “I should have stayed, ...

Alex Ovechkin's hat trick powers Washington Capitals WASHINGTON -- When Washington winger Alex Ovechkin saw how his center was playing early Wednesday night, he got a good feeling about the Capitals' chances. Ovechkin notched his 16th career hat trick, linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist, and the Capitals defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-3. "Right away," Ovechkin said regarding when he knew it was going to be one of those nights for him. "I think Kuzi was flying today." Ovechkin, who has five goals in his last four games and 12 overall, scored in each period for his first three-goal game of the season. "It's fun to watch when he's making the shot," Kuznetsov said, "and when he's feeling it, it's tough to stop him." Kuznetsov was feeling it...

Seahawks inactives: Earl Thomas, DeShawn Shead, Brock Coyle among those out vs. Buccaneers Cornerback DeShawn Shead was among the seven players the Seahawks declared inactive for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay, leaving the team particularly thin in the secondary. Shead is dealing with a hamstring injury that was exacerbated in last week’s win over the Eagles. The Seahawks had already declared out free safety Earl Thomas, who also suffered a hamstring injury against the Eagles, meaning Seattle will play the entire game without two members of its secondary. Thomas was also listed as inactive, making official that his streak of 106 straight regular-season starts, and 118 overall, will end against the Bucs. The Seahawks last week accounted for Shead’s absence by having Jeremy Lane play as the outside cornerback in the base defense and then move inside to play his usual...