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  • Mad Dash: Penn State fans planning 'Joe-out' in Paterno's honor

    Max Thompson at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 hr ago

    Happy days are back in Happy Valley for Penn State fans. The NCAA recently lifted the team's bowl ban, scholarships will be reinstated in 2015, and the Nittany Lions are 3-0 under the endless ball of energy that is new head coach James Franklin. So with spirits high, one group of fans has decided it's time to honor and celebrate Joe Paterno at this Saturday's game against UMass at Beaver Stadium. Instead of the "white-outs" the venue is so famous for, the group is proposing a "Joe-out," which is a little more difficult to pull off than waving white towels in the air. 

    The fans are undeterred, though, suggesting cardboard cutouts, JoePa masks, or even tribute hats for those that have them.

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  • Examining the differences between Tiger Woods in 2000 vs. 2014

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 hr ago

    Three-time PGA Tour winner Phil Blackmar and the LPGA's Nicole Castrale compare impact positions of Tiger Woods from 2000 and 2014. While there are certain similarities between Woods' impact then and now, the experts notice much less fluidity in the lower body of the 14-time major winner.

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  • NFL could step in and suspend Carolina's Greg Hardy

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 hr ago

    Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy will practice with the team this week, but ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio believes the NFL is going to step in and potentially suspend him without pay. Hardy, a 26-year-old who made his first Pro Bowl last season, was convicted of assaulting a female in July.

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  • Ray McDonald situation represents fundamental problem in NFL

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 hr ago

    Even though 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald is being investigated for hitting his pregnant wife, the team has continued to play him. Mike Florio notes that this case represents a fundamental problem the NFL currently has.

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  • Roger Goodell can't preside over Ray Rice appeal

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 hrs ago

    Ray Rice's appeal has been delayed in order to find someone besides Roger Goodell to preside over the case. There are two reasons that Goodell shouldn't be in charge of the appeal. Firstly, the commissioner has clearly already made up his mind on Ray Rice - as evidenced by his initial suspension of the former Ravens running back - and also because Goodell will have to testify during the appeal.

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  • Jose Altuve breaks Craig Biggio’s franchise record, tallying 211th hit of season

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 hrs ago

    Astros second baseman  Jose Altuve  sets the franchise record for most hits in a season  with a single through the middle of the infield  on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

    Altuve passed Craig Biggio with that hit, and Biggio was on hand Tuesday night to congratulate him.

    The 24-year-old has basically locked up the American League batting title with a current average of .343.

    -- HardBallTalk.com

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  • Adrian Peterson situation in Minnesota could change at any time

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 hrs ago

    Vikings' radio announcer Paul Allen joins ProFootballTalk to discuss the statement Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton released on Adrian Peterson. Allen says he's never seen anything like this situation in his time around the team.

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  • Baltimore Orioles beat Toronto Blue Jays to clinch AL East title

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 hrs ago

    The Orioles have won the AL East for the first time since 1997, beating the Blue Jays 8-2 on Tuesday to put the division out of reach for the second-place Yankees.

    Baltimore improved to 91-60, putting the team in position to claim the second seed in the American League and play the Central champs in the ALDS. Overtaking the Angels for the top seed is a possibility, but the Orioles are 3 1/2 games back, pending tonight’s results.

    In the 17 years since the Orioles last won the AL East, they went to the postseason just once, losing to the Yankees in the ALDS in 2012. From 1998-2011, they finished higher than fourth just once (third in 2004) and finished with 20 games of the AL East leader just once (13 1/2 games back in 2000).

    The Orioles will be gunning for their first World Series trip since 1983, when they topped the Phillies in five games to win the series. Cal Ripken Jr. was the AL MVP that year. Rick Dempsey won World Series MVP honors.

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  • Buck Showalter gets booze shower after AL East clincher

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports2 hrs ago

    Buck Showalter got the booze treatment after his team clinched the 2014 AL East title. 

    The  O’s routed the Blue Jays 8-2  in front of a raucous crowd to capture their first division crown since 1997. It’s the second career division title for Showalter, who won the NL West with the Diamondbacks in 1999.

    -- HardBallTalk.com

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  • We could be witnessing the start of a dynasty in Philadelphia

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports21 hrs ago

    The Philadelphia Eagles have started off the 2014 season with two straight victories, but they've done it in a very unique way. In both games the Eagles have overcome a two score deficit in the second half, and ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio is impressed because fans have yet to see Philadelphia at its best for 60 minutes. With the increasing additions of players that fit his system - a la Darren Sproles - Chip Kelly is building a franchise that Florio thinks could be a perennial factor at the top of the NFC playoff tree.

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