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  • WATCH: Russell Brand crashes Sam Allardyce’s presser with a huge kiss

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports10 hrs ago

    Following West Ham United’s impressive 2-1 win over Manchester City at Upton Park on Saturday, their 60-year-old manager Sam Allardyce (who celebrated his birthday last Saturday) got quite a surprise after a great week.

    During his postmatch press conference the Hammers manager was interrupted by a delighted Russell Brand as the lifelong Hammers fan stormed in and wanted to thank his manager for a third-straight win with a big old kiss.

    -- ProSoccerTalk.com

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  • Record breaking night adds to Peyton Manning’s pile of player of the week awards

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

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    As you likely heard, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a record last weekend.

    Manning threw the 509th touchdown pass of his career, making him the NFL’s all-time leader in that category and giving the league plenty of reason to name Manning the AFC’s offensive player of the week. It’s the 27th time that Manning has been so honored, which makes him the all-time leader in that category as well.

    Manning completed his night’s work against the 49ers with four touchdown passes, leaving him at 510 for his career and 19 on the season. He completed 22-of-26 passes for 318 yards to go with the touchdowns that propelled the Broncos to a 42-17 victory.

    With Manning playing at as high a level as he’s ever played in the NFL, his lead in both touchdown passes and player of the week awards will likely continue to grow before the year is out.

    - Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports

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    Thu, Oct 23
    San Diego21 - 35Denver
    Game Recap
  • Tour players shocked by PGA president's 'Lil girl' shot at Ian Poulter

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

    You might have rolled your eyes when outgoing PGA of America president Ted Bishop sang the praises of something called "footgolf" as part of his unending grow-the-game initiative.

    You probably shook your head when Bishop acted in defiance of the USGA and R&A when anchored putting was deemed illegal starting next year.

    You were right to have been hoppin' mad when the man with "USA" shaved into the side of his head watched his hand-picked Ryder Cup captain get picked apart by the team's veteran leader after another loss, then slunk away that evening without ever facing the music himself.

    For all of Bishop's cockeyed, obtuse and, often, egocentric adjudications, though, none have been so profoundly doltish as his latest social media rantings, which left him sounding less like an industry leader than a frustrated fan reduced to message board trolling.

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  • Why is Peyton Manning seriously upset with Broncos' scoreboard operator?

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

    Philip Rivers laughed and played along with the joke.

    Peyton Manning, however, seemed serious about the scoreboard shenanigans in Denver last night.

    During the fourth quarter of the Broncos win, the stadium video board operator flashed shots of Rivers and Manning, causing the crowd to alternate between boos and hosannas. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post , this went on for a bit before someone in the organization told them to knock it off.

    “I really don’t know how to respond to that,” Rivers said. “Other than if you had told me when I was 10 years old they would show me in front of 75,000 and get booed, and Peyton Manning in the same clip and get cheered, I’d say that’s pretty awesome.”

    Manning did not share those feelings.

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  • Mettenberger's start in Tennessee spells the end for Locker

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

    The Titans have decided to see what they have in Zach Mettenberger when the rookie quarterback gets the start on Sunday against the Texans. According to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, the move effectively ends Jake Locker's chance to be Tennessee's quarterback of the future.

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  • Russell Wilson fires back at media about Percy Harvin rumors

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

    In the wake of reports about issues in the Seattle locker room, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson fired back at the media saying that he doesn't have any problems with any teammates, notably Percy Harvin. ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, however, wonders if that's really the case.

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    Sun, Oct 26
    10:00 AM PDT
    Seattle at Carolina
    Preview Game
  • Source of discord between Russell Wilson and teammates is jealousy

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 days ago

    Per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, there is a sentiment in the Seahawks' locker room that Russell Wilson isn't "black enough." While most of this dust is being kicked up in the wake of Percy Harvin's departure from Seattle and could easily settle if the Seahawks get back to their winning ways, Freeman joined The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the widespread reports of discord in Seattle and more specifically, the players' feelings toward Wilson.

    "It's complicated but it's wrapped up into basically they see him as kind of a teacher's pet," said Freeman. "They think he's too corporate."

    While Wilson does project a wholesome image and - as the franchise quarterback of a perennial Super Bowl contender - is undoubtedly close to Seattle's front office, his behavior is no different from other similarly valued players around the league.

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  • UNC AD: Breach of ethics was most disturbing part of academic fraud

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 days ago

    The academic fraud that took place at the University of North Carolina may have been more wide-spread than initially thought. According to information released in a brand new report released by Kenneth Wainstein, a former U.S. Justice Department official, more than 3,100 students enrolled in classes they did not have to show up for to receive credit. This took place over a span of approximately two decades, and according to the report, nearly half of those enrolled in the classes were student-athletes.

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  • LeBron-less Heat could still be a playoff factor in Eastern Conference

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 days ago

    Jenna Corrado is joined by ProBasketballTalk's Kurt Helin to discuss which teams he sees taking a step back in the rankings from last season. Topping his list are the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets.

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    Fri, Oct 24
    Miami104 - 98Memphis
    Game Recap