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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals stands on the field for the national anthem prior to Game Six of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

In 2007 Albert Pujols became a U.S. citizen. He scored a perfect 100 on the test.

  • Video: Growing Outrage Over Road Rage Death of Former NFL Player

    And outrage is mounting over the shooting in Louisiana that killed a former NFL player. Tonight, one witness coming forward to say what she saw during that deadly confrontation. Here's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight, new details about that deadly encounter. An eyewitness speaking out. I just stood there like, oh, my god, he really just shot this man. Reporter: Police say Ronald gasser admitting shooting Joe Mcknight. Vanessa Scott saying what she says she saw happened. He was like this at the window. Once he moved from the window, he walked around to the front part after the car, kept his arm locked. Reporter: And pointing? Pointed at the front of the car. Reporter: At the windshield? Yes, the

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  • World-Record Ferrari Attempt Falls Short

    The hoped-for Guinness record for the number of Ferraris in a parade that the organizers of the 2016 Finali Mondiali at Daytona International Speedway fell a bit short – 155 Ferraris short, to be precise. At the Ferrari Race Day at Silverstone in 2012, Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa led a parade of 964 Ferraris, upping the world record set in Japan of 490 cars, which upped the record set at Silverstone in 2007 of 385 cars. The parade at Daytona managed 809 Ferraris, which, while not a record, is still a bunch of Ferraris.

    The Drive
  • The Big Ten might have stirred up what should have been calm CFP waters

    Penn State’s Big Ten Championship win might give the College Football Playoff Committee something to think about. Despite Alabama’s dismantling of Florida in the SEC title game — we all expected that anyway — the championship games were close, entertaining and added some intrigue to what should have been an anticlimactic College Football Playoff announcement on Sunday. No. 7 Penn State’s dramatic 38-31 come-from-behind win against No. 6 Wisconsin creates an interesting conundrum.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Bryan Price likely to use Raisel Iglesias, Tony Cingrani, and Michael Lorenzen in closer’s role

    C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Reds manager Bryan Price is likely going to use a trio of pitchers in the closer’s role: Raisel Iglesias, Tony Cingrani, and Michael Lorenzen. At RedsFest on Saturday, Price said: I’d say right now that we have a series of guys that I’m comfortable with in the ninth inning and that would include (Raisel) Iglesias, (Tony) Cingrani and (Michael Lorenzen). Should we stay with this format – which I intend to do – all three of those guys and maybe more could have opportunities in save situations. At this point in time, there’s no defined closer. There are multiple options and I’d like to stick with the philosophy that we’re going to have our

    HardballTalk
  • Three things we learned Sunday: Russell Westbrook has entered the Jordan zone

    Here is what you need to know from around the NBA Sunday, in case you were busy dodging Santas on the ski slopes… 1) Russell Westbrook enters Jordan territory with fifth straight triple-double — and Thunder keep winning. “”I am truly a fan of his… when I watch him play, I see a lot of resemblance of his passion for the game of basketball [to] the way I played the game of basketball.” That was Michael Jordan last month describing Russell Westbrook as he introduced Westbrook for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Now Westbrook is entering The Jordan Zone — Sunday night he recorded his fifth straight triple-double with 28 points, 17 rebounds, and 12 assists. The last guy to record five-straight triple-doubles?

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate says Matthew Stafford is 'lighting it up'

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate believes that a four-team playoff works for college football and explains what is working for his team at it leads the NFC North.

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  • McDavid not pleased with concussion spotter doing their job

    In Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Connor McDavid stepped on Jared Spurgeon’s stick causing him to fall forward. McDavid’s chin/jaw/mouth made contact with ice and his head bounced up. The concussion spotter in attendance didn’t like what he saw.

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  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell describes himself as 'not just a running back'

    Paul Burmeister speaks with Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell after becoming the first Steeler with three consecutive 100-yard rush games since 2007. Bell describes himself as an "all-around" running back and a "playmaker."

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  • MLB’s new uniform deal with Under Armour brings new star power to baseball

    Under Armour will take over as MLB’s exclusive jersey-maker in 2020. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Major League Baseball made official on Monday a new uniform deal that had been reported for two months: It’s linking up with Under Armour in a deal that, in 2020, will see Under Armour become the exclusive jersey-maker of baseball. Gone will be Majestic, which had been MLB’s exclusive jersey producer since 2005 (and which last year re-upped through 2019).

    Big League Stew
  • Mets plans to stick with Travis d'Arnaud

    Owners, players, MLB officials and the Major League Baseball Players Association reached an agreement Wednesday night on new a five-year collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Friday afternoon. The deal includes revised rules for free-agent and qualifying offer compensation, the international amateur market and luxury tax threshold. In the previous labor deal, teams were fined for payrolls exceeding $189 million. In the new agreement, the luxury tax threshold will rise annually from $195 million to $210 million. Teams that repeatedly exceed the payroll threshold by a certain rate will be subject to increasing tax rates, which could reach as high as 90 percent.  Teams will still

    SNY
  • Rusty Wallace Is Back at Daytona -- In a Ferrari

    The first NASCAR race I covered was the last race of 1989, where Rusty Wallace won his only NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Wallace is racing in the Trofeo Pirelli class, driving for the Risi Competizione of Houston. The big race is Sunday, but so far, Wallace is showing a lot of improvement, considering the fact that he has only one appearance, in 2006, in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and that car blowed up, so he got little time behind the wheel then.

    The Drive
  • Hideki Matsuyama hurtling toward world No. 1 after torrid run

    Hideki Matsuyama is coming into his own. Hideki Matsuyama has finished no worse than second in his last five starts. Suddenly, Matsuyama is on the precipice of breaking through into the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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  • Man who shot NFL player Joe McKnight cited in road rage incident 10 years ago

    New details are emerging about 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, the man who confessed that he shot and killed former NFL player Joe McKnight in New Orleans last Thursday, an apparent road rage incident. According to the Jefferson Parish sheriff, Gasser was arrested at the same intersection a decade ago for another road rage incident in which he allegedly followed a victim and punched him several times. NBC’s Blake McCoy reports for TODAY.

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  • Russell Westbrook’s no-look, two-hand, behind-his-head pass ignites Thunder break

    Russell Westbrook was just himself — hustling, attacking, and getting his fifth triple-double in a row Sunday night against the Pelicans. But the play of the night didn’t get him any points or an assist. It was Westbrook hustling, getting to the floor to get a loose ball, then making the showtime pass to start a Globetrotters-like fast break that ended with an Andre Roberson dunk. Westbrook had an impressive dunk of his own.

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  • Eric Berry makes one of the plays of the season to steal a win for the Chiefs

    Safety Eric Berry decided that the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t going to lose on Sunday. The Falcons took a 28-27 lead with 4:32 left, and went for the two-point conversion to try to go up by a field goal.

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  • Jonathan Toews 'not getting better,' held off ice

    NOVEMBER 11: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks warms up in a camo jersey commemorating Veterans Day prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on November 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. On Friday, Mark Lazerus of The Chicago Sun-Times posted video of Jonathan Toews skating and puck-handling on his own prior to practice by the team. It appeared as if the Chicago Blackhawks captain was on his way back to game shape.

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  • NFL Power Rankings: Are these Lions the real deal?

    The Lions have historically been known to disappoint, but Frank Schwab lets us know if this version can actually be a playoff contender.

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  • Bryce Harper, Nats at odds over $400M contract demands

    Bryce Harper could leave the Nationals in two years. Start putting away extra money in your piggy banks now, MLB teams, because Bryce Harper is going to be a free-agent after 2018 … probably. Harper is reportedly seeking a record-breaking 10-year, $400 million deal, and that might be outside what the Washington Nationals are willing to pay for his services, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

    Big League Stew
  • Red Sox exercise 2018 option on manager John Farrell

    ESPN’s Scott Lauber reports that the Red Sox have exercised their 2018 option on manager John Farrell. The Red Sox made the deicsion to bring Farrell back for the 2017 season shortly after the team was pushed out of the playoffs in October.

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  • The Matt Holliday signing fits the Yankees' mold

    Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives The Yankees have a plan and signing Matt Holliday as their designated hitter signals they are sticking to it. GM Brian Cashman weighed several long-term and short-term options on the DH market, but the blueprint for the organization screamed one-year deal, to which they settled. The club is not one year from serious World Series contention -- in fact they might be a couple of years away. So long-term deals for a DH made little sense. I was hoping the Yankees would reunite with switch-hitter Carlos Beltran because I felt his left-handed power was a necessity and he was also looking for a one-year deal. Once Beltran signed with the

    SNY
  • Aroldis Chapman wants a ton of money and he just might get it

    Is Aroldis Chapman worth $100 million? NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — You don’t need to read too far between the lines to know what free-agent closer Aroldis Chapman thinks he deserves on the open market. Chapman, the No. 3 overall free agent on Jeff Passan’s rankings, isn’t coming out and saying he wants $100M but, well, see for yourself.

    Big League Stew
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Thomas Rawls, Seahawks run over Panthers, 40-7 on SNF

    The Seahawks ran wild against the Panthers, including 106 yards and two touchdowns from Thomas Rawls, as they got back on track with a convincing 40-7 win.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins pushes handsy Joakim Noah (video)

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was out for part of last season with an excruciating back injury, admitted that he had at one point tried medicinal marijuana to ease his constant pain. Several people have come out in support of Kerr, including Golden State’s own Klay Thompson. Speaking to the media, Thompson said that he felt his coach was right to try to battle his high amount of pain with marijuana if it helped him. Thompson also pointed out that there are numerous other diseases that medical marijuana have been shown to lower pain levels in patients.

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  • Jakob Poeltl with huge poster dunk for Raptors. Yes, Jakob Poeltl. (VIDEO)

    The scouting report on Jakob Poeltl coming out of Utah said he could run the floor well and he was a good finisher around the rim. But we didn’t expect this. During the Raptors win Sunday against the stumbling Hawks, Poeltl filled the lane on the break, got the rock, and nobody was going to stop that finish. Least of all Tim Hardaway Jr., he just ends up in the poster.

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  • KHL player dabs while sliding on ice to celebrate goal (Video)

    Somehow, the dab celebration is still going on. Evgeny Korotkov of Ufa scored his first of the year to the tie the game against Dynamo Minsk and proceeded to incorporate the dab into his unique celebration. EA Sports added the dab to NHL 17 and already have a sliding on the ice celebration in the game.

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