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Injury Forces Rory McIlroy Out of British Open

After rupturing his ankle ligament playing soccer, McIlroy will be unable to play at the upcoming tournament.

After recently revealing his off-the-field injury, Rory McIlroy announced on Instagram that he is withdrawing from the upcoming Open Championship. Due to the extent of the injury, it seemed unlikely that the defending champion would be able to play. Even if he did, he surely would have not been at his full ability and that served as one of his reasons.

 

C.J. Wilson Marks Second NFL Player to Suffer Injury From Fireworks

The extent of his injuries are unknown, although it seems his hands are injured.

Like Andy Warhol said, “one’s company, two’s a crowd,” Jason Pierre Paul is apparently not the only one to suffer from a fireworks-related injury. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson reportedly injured himself over the July 4th holiday while shooting off fireworks. He too suffered a hand injury, but the extent is unknown.

 

All About the 2015 ESPY Awards

Here is a detailed preview of what to expect for the ESPY Awards this year.

While professional sports may stop for a week in July, the ESPY Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of athletes on and off the field. Like always, it is an exciting night full of laughs, joys, and even tears. It's a cant-miss event for any sports event, so here is some information you need to know beforehand:

Event: 23rd annual ESPY Awards

 

Time: July 15, 8/7 CT

 

Channel: ABC

 

Place: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California

 

Host: Joel McHale

 

 

Best Candidates for 2015 Home Run Derby

Here's a list of some of the best candidates for this year's Home Run Derby
Best Candidates for 2015 Home Run Derby

To help boost low ratings, MLB has changed some of the rules for this year's Home Run Derby, which will take place on July 13 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Instead of 10 batters, only eight will compete, and they will be given five minutes each round, as opposed to 10 outs. Batters will be given extra time increments for home runs of 420 and 475 feet, and time will stop after each home run with under a minute left.

The Big 12's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

Which players are underrated?
The Big 12's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts.

 

Cooler Heads Prevail? Penn State Needs Rebound Season from Christian Hackenberg

Nittany Lions quarterback looks to bounce back from challenging sophomore season
Cooler Heads Prevail? Penn State Needs Rebound Season from Christian Hackenberg

The frustration had been building, and when Christian Hackenberg bounced a short pass to Bill Belton on 3rd-and-10 in the third quarter of Penn State’s

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

TCU's Trevone Boykin is the favorite.
Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season.

 

Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday.

 

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott a close second.

 

Did the Fans Get the NL All-Stars Right?

With the starters announced, take a look to see if the right decisions were made.
Did the Fans Get the NL All-Stars Right?

With the unveiling of the MLB All-Star Game starters for the July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, the fan vote always provides a little controversy. Take a look below at the National League starters and why they were or were not the best choice for the spot:

 

Related: Did the Fans Get the AL All-Stars Right?

 

Note: Statistics as of July 6

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