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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory in his men's singles quarter final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day 10 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Steelers want NFL to investigate Ndamukong Suh kicking Ben Roethlisberger

    Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won’t get the benefit of the doubt from many people when it comes to a dirty play. The Pittsburgh Steelers were not happy over a play last week in which Suh appeared to kick their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. The play happened in the fourth quarter, long after Roethlisberger tore the meniscus in his left knee (that injury will keep him out an estimated four-to-six weeks).

    Shutdown Corner
  • Indians fans find Ryan Merritt's wedding registry and show their gratitude

    It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ryan Merritt. After Merritt shut down the Toronto Blue Jays, deliriously grateful Indians fans found the wedding registry that belongs to Merritt and his fianceé Sarah Brushaber.

    Big League Stew
  • Favorable Notice of Allegations will benefit both Rick Pitino, Louisville

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino could face a suspension. The most noteworthy aspect of the Notice of Allegations released Thursday by Louisville is what it doesn’t contain. There was not one word from the man who could have done the most damage to Rick Pitino and the Cardinals basketball program.

    The Dagger
  • Klein to be paired with Staal against the Red Wings on Wednesday

    Alain Vigneault confirmed today that Kevin Klein will return to the Rangers lineup tonight and will be paired with Marc Staal. (NYR) Klein and Staal have played 929 minutes together since they have been teammates and when they are on the ice at 5-on-5 the Rangers have scored 53% of the goals but only had 45.3% of the shot attempts. (Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com) Ryan McDonagh will remain paired with Nick Holden on the right side and Brady Skjei will skate with Adam Clendening. Dylan McIlrath will be a healthy scratch an Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal.

  • Who will win - Arkansas or Auburn?

    Yahoo Sports looks at the key matchups for Saturday's SEC battle in Auburn.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Canucks emergency backup goalie lives NHL dream for one night

    Matt Hewitt #31 of the Vancouver Canucks congratulates winning goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 after defeating the St. Louis Blues in their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 18, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-1 in overtime. Matt Hewitt carefully navigated his 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac into his parking space at Rogers Arena on Tuesday.

    Puck Daddy
  • Should the Mets acquire Maybin?

    In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that

  • Hellmann’s sponsoring Sprint Cup race at Talladega

    Just a few days before Talladega Superspeedway hosts its second NASCAR weekend of the season, the track has announced a title sponsor for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. Originally called the Alabama 500, the 188-lap race is now labelled the Hellmann’s 500. Hellmann’s, a long-time sponsor of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and JR Motorsports, produces Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. The Hellmann’s 500 is the second elimination race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and whittle the Chase field from 12 to eight drivers. The race can be seen at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Vin Scully returns to Dodger Stadium to rally fans before Game 5

    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully made his triumphant return to Dodger Stadium on Thursday, and it was just as legendary as you might expect. Prior to the start of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, Scully rallied the home fans by announcing “it’s time for Dodger baseball” from his suite. Scully was introduced by former Dodgers Steve Garvey and Eric Karros, both of who threw out first pitches prior to the contest.

    Big League Stew
  • NFL Awards Watch: The resurrection of MVP front-runner Matt Ryan

    While recognizing this isn’t the best way to judge public perception, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s average fantasy football draft position before this season is telling. Ryan was coming off a mediocre season. Ryan was being drafted in Yahoo fantasy leagues, on average, 28th among NFL quarterbacks.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Why Arsenal will finally take a step forward in the Champions League (no, seriously)

    Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.

    FC Yahoo
  • Here are your United States Grand Prix times on NBC, NBCSN

    This week, Formula 1 heads to the United States for the fifth United States Grand Prix to be held at Circuit of The Americas in Austin. It seems hard to believe this is the fifth running here already, but it is. The championship battle rages between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, with the Mercedes AMG Petronas duo separated by 33 points, with Rosberg ahead. Here are the full times and details for this weekend’s coverage, with race coverage starting Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Lights out is at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT and local time, from Austin. We should also note Off the Grid: Austria premieres at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, following coverage of Practice 1 on Friday. Mercedes teammates Lewis

  • Rangers get Kevin Klein back vs. Red Wings

    The New York Rangers defense is getting a little healthier. While Dan Girardi is still banged up, it looks like Kevin Klein is good to go against the Detroit Red Wings in tonight’s Wednesday Rivalry Night matchup. Perhaps Alain Vigneault might have a curveball up his sleeve, but at the moment, Dylan McIlrath seems like the probable loser in a game of defenseman musical chairs with Klein returning. Klein does a little bit of everything for the Rangers, including putting together strangely identical scoring seasons of nine goals and 17 assists in both 2014-15 and 2015-16. It’s also important to note that he sometimes sports the sort of facial hair that’s reminiscent of a villain in a silent film.

  • Fox Sports' Nick Wright: Giants QB Eli Manning is a bad teammate

    On Monday, a day removed from a 27-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning appeared on WFAN radio with Mike Francesa. After being bombarded with questions about wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Manning finally said “you could get sick” of OBJ’s antics if he’s not performing well. The comments caused immediate backlash for Manning. And after months of people criticizing him for defending Beckham Jr., those very same people began criticizing him for not defending Beckham Jr. firmly enough. Manning clarified his WFAN comments on Tuesday, saying his words had been twisted around by the media and that he was specifically referring to reporters when making those

    Giants Wire
  • Hossa's journey to 500 goals; Ottawa's attendance issues (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Mini Pekka Rinne watches the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars. • Why has home attendance become an issue for the Ottawa Senators?

    Puck Daddy
  • Here's how to live-stream NBA games in virtual reality this season

    The NBA and NextVR are teaming up to live-stream one game per week in virtual reality this season. If you have ever wanted to know what it would be like to have a referee’s view of reigning unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry throwing his mouthguard into the stands during the Golden State Warriors’ 3-1 meltdown against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, then you’re in luck. The league has teamed with California-based company NextVR to live-stream broadcast one game each week in virtual reality this season, according to multiple reports in the technology news space.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Georges St-Pierre's lawyer calls UFC contract a 'form of slavery'

    The standoff between the UFC and Georges St-Pierre is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. After St-Pierre rocked the MMA community with his declaration that he is no longer under contract with the UFC, the company promptly responded that the former welterweight champion remained under an existing agreement with the promotion. The language in that contract is something that St-Pierre’s lawyer, James Quinn of New York firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges, suggested was a “form of slavery,” according to MMA Fighting.

  • The Cubs aren't World Series favorites for the first time this season

    It hasn’t been a great week for the Chicago Cubs. Well, this news isn’t going to make the Cubs (or Cubs fans) feel any better. For the first time in the entire 2016 season, the Cubs are no longer favored to win the World Series.

    Big League Stew
  • Hot Seat Index: Trent Baalke has made a mess of the 49ers

    Colleague Frank Schwab did a thorough job breaking down why the San Francisco 49ers are the worst team in the NFL right now, and could remain at or near the bottom of the league for a while. From subpar drafts to an avoidance (refusal?) to sign big-money free agents to his force-out of coach Jim Harbaugh after the 2014 season, general manager Trent Baalke has made a mess of the Niners. As Schwab notes, Baalke and the team did have to deal with an almost unprecedented offseason in 2015, as a litany of key players decided to retire.

    Shutdown Corner
  • UEFA Europa League preview: RVP ready for “special” Old Trafford return

    We’ve got a Champions League-level match down in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, highlighted by an Old Trafford visit by a Turkish giant. Old pal Robin Van Persie and Fenerbahce visit Manchester United on Thursday, and the home side would do well with all three points. Fener has a road draw at Zorya and a home win versus Feyenoord, while United beat Zorya after losing in the Netherlands. “In the last match I had a game against one of my first teams, Feyenoord, and next it’s United,” Van Persie said on ManUtd.com. “I am looking forward to it. I am now playing for Fenerbahce and I want to do well for my team but of course it will be special to play ‘at home’ [Old Trafford] in a great stadium

  • Matt Murray, Penguins agree on new three-year deal; end for Fleury?

    Pittsburgh Penguins playoff savior Matt Murray just returned to practice this week as his broken hand, suffered in the World Cup of Hockey, heals up. The Penguins announced that Murray has signed a three-year deal that kicks in after the 2016-17 season. This means the Penguins would, in theory, have over $9 million committed to their salary cap next season between Murray and Fleury.

    Puck Daddy
  • Red Wings take notice of Mantha’s ‘dominant’ AHL start

    Could Anthony Mantha soon be coming to an NHL arena near you? Mantha, Detroit’s first round pick (20th overall) at the 2013 draft, narrowly missed making the team after an impressive training camp, and has carried that form over to AHL Grand Rapids, where he’s scored five times in his first three games. The Red Wings are well aware of his exploits. “When I see five goals in three games, when I hear he’s playing the right way, hear he’s doing the right things now and he’s starting to get dominant — you want to see them dominate the level below to make sure he’s ready to do the same thing at the level above,” head coach Jeff Blashill said, per the Detroit News. “It’s impossible to expect a player

  • Brian Campbell expected to be healthy scratch

    Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell is expected to be a healthy scratch Friday in Columbus, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. It’s a somewhat surprising development considering the attention Campbell’s return to Chicago was given over the summer, but the ‘Hawks have eight defensemen on the roster and that means, when everyone’s healthy, two have to sit each game. “We don’t want the same two guys sitting out all the time,” head coach Joel Quenneville said. “Sometimes you don’t want to tinker with a winning lineup, and sometimes . . . you’ve got to get them in there to play. That’s what we’re visiting.” The Sun-Times says to expect Trevor van Riemsdyk to get back into the lineup against the

  • Fantasy Freak Show Podcast: Did you really want Knile Davis?

    You spent how much on Knile Davis? (AP) It gets late early in a fantasy season. We’re already into Week 7. Wins are critical. Your decisions over the next week could leave an indelible mark on your season. [Week 7 rankings: Overall | FLEX | QB | RB |

    Roto Arcade
  • LaMarcus Aldridge says he’s happy with Spurs, doesn’t buy into trade rumors

    The Spurs reportedly could trade LaMarcus Aldridge amidst his unhappiness with taking a backseat to Kawhi Leonard. They deny holding trade talks about Aldridge, but even if they haven’t, that means little. If the bigger concerns about Aldridge’s fit and happiness in San Antonio are rooted in reality, a deal could come together in due time. I doubt the Spurs are rushing to trade him at the first sign of trouble. For his part, Aldridge denies trouble, initial or otherwise. Aldridge on The Jim Rome Show, as transcribed by Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio: “I didn’t buy into it. I haven’t heard anything about it. I talked to Pop (head coach Gregg Popovich) daily and he’s always telling me that I’m