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Joel Rosario rides Orb reacts after the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Did Derek Carr's missed bomb to Amari Cooper hit NBC's Skycam cable? (Video)

    One of the stranger plays from Thursday night’s Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Oakland Raiders came with about nine minutes left and the Raiders down one score and struggling offensively. Once-MVP candidate Derek Carr had been having a brutal night throwing the football, and his receivers were faring just as poorly catching it. Carr was pressured by the Chiefs, who were in a single-high safety look, on third-and-7 from the Oakland 28-yard line.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Video: Doping Report Details 'Institutional Conspiracy' in Russia

    Institutional conspiracy. And that is how a new report character rises being doping problem long long Russian athletes the World Anti Doping Agency investigation. Look into more than a thousand Russian athletes across thirty different sports investigators found evidence a large scale sample swapping of the 2014. Sochi. Winter games and the conspiracy. Into cheating and coverups involved the Russian sports ministry and other state agencies.

    ABC News
  • Why has Knicks' Phil Jackson been so critical of Carmelo Anthony?

    PBT's Kurt Helin looks at Phil Jackson's recent critical remarks about Carmelo Anthony and examines why the Knicks executive is drawing so much attention to Melo in the media.

    NBC Sports
  • Normally private, Niners coach Chip Kelly opens up about his late father

    When the San Francisco 49ers played the Chicago Bears last Sunday, head coach Chip Kelly was on the sidelines with a heavy heart: his father, Paul, had died just two days earlier. Kelly told reporters after the loss that he coached the game because his mother wanted him to.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Giants granted young fan's request to sign Mark Melancon

    When it came to signing Mark Melancon though, the motivation for San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans may have come in the form of a young fan’s letter. As everyone knows, the Giants finalized their four-year, $62M contract with the former Pirates and Nationals closer on Friday. Not long afterward, the Giants posted the following tweet containing a letter and a request from a young fan to ink Melancon very, very soon.

    Big League Stew
  • Niskanen out; Pacioretty's injury; enjoying the Leafs (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. • Max Pacioretty got off to a slow start. • Former NHL player Kevin Stevens entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to sell Oxycodone in a Boston court.

    Puck Daddy
  • Justin Tuck says New York Giants need someone to light a fire

    Former Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck says that someone needs to provide a lift for the team as it heads into a divisional showdown against the Cowboys.

    NBC Sports
  • Rosario untouchable, on track to play some 3B and debut in 2017

    The Mets again told teams interested in top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario that he is unavailable via trade, GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters before leaving the Winter Meetings. For instance, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert, the Royals asked for Rosario when the Mets inquired about Wade Davis, who was eventually traded to the Cubs. "We've made that clear before and continue to make that clear when his name is mentioned, so I think clubs have gotten the message," Alderson added. MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus all consider Rosario to be the Mets' top prospect. "He has outstanding speed, hands, footwork and a very strong arm, everything he needs to stay

    SNY
  • Why Harrington Is Really Happy McIlroy Didn't Overreact to Ryder Cup Heckler

    McIlroy, who was playing his match with Thomas Pieters and against Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, walked over to the gallery after hearing the spectator. Harrington, who was the vice-captain following along in that match, recently went into detail about the tense moment in a story with the Irish Golf Desk.

    Golf
  • Andy Reid and Jack Del Rio downplay Del Rio's evil postgame staredown of Reid

    Did you see that staredown by Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio at Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid after Thursday night’s game? All we needed was for JDR to hit Reid in the back with a chair as Reid flexed for the crowd in some “Hulk Hogan is the third man!” type drama. Andy is a good man and good coach.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus previews Army vs. Navy football game

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus talks to Dan Patrick about Saturday's Army vs. Navy game and answers some questions about the game including why Navy is always listed second.

    NBC Sports
  • Who will win - Ravens or Patriots?

    Yahoo Sports and Shutdown Corner decide the winners of key matchups as the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens face off in Week 14.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Cubs, Jake Arrieta to discuss contract extension in January

    Per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, Jake Arrieta‘s agent Scott Boras says they’ll discuss a potential contract extension with the Cubs when they meet in January to hammer out arbitration figures. Arrieta, 30, is entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility after earning $10.7 million in 2016. The right-hander followed up his Cy Young Award-winning 2015 campaign by going 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA and a 190/76 K/BB ratio in 197 1/3 innings during the regular season. Arrieta pitched well in the postseason, helping the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908. While Boras clients tend to go to free agency, it’s not always the case. Stephen Strasburg inked a seven-year, $175 million extension

    HardballTalk
  • Dexter Fowler bet on himself and won big with $82.5M Cardinals deal

    The numbers are in for Dexter Fowler’s new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, and they’re big. Fowler’s former team, the Chicago Cubs, extended him a qualifying offer that was worth $17.2 million, but he turned it down, taking his chances on the open market. In Fowler, the Cardinals are getting a great center fielder with solid skills and dependable numbers.

    Big League Stew
  • Capitals owner continues support of Ovechkin's 2018 Olympics stance

    Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said he has no problem with Alex Ovechkin if the superstar potentially defies the NHL and decides to go to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. “He has given a lot to our team and he doesn’t ask for much in return and whatever he likes to do in this one, I’ll support him,” Leonsis said after the second and final day of the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting.

    Puck Daddy
  • Broncos' Brandon Marshall labels racist hate mail 'extremely concerning'

    Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has described a vile, racist letter that he received and shared on Instagram as "extremely concerning". In quotes reported by the Broncos' official website, Marshall added: "It was extremely concerning. "And just so many racist, derogatory terms that were in it.

    Omnisport
  • What we've learned about the Premier League at the halfway mark

    On the eve of the four-month mark in the nine-month Premier League campaign, the season is nearing the halfway point, which offers the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve seen in one of the most competitive seasons on record. The top four are separated by only four points, while fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur has conceded the fewest goals and has the fewest defeats of any side in the league (along with Arsenal). Antonio Conte’s Chelsea has been the best team in the Premier League thus far, as the Blues have bounced back from a Jose Mourinho meltdown season to claim the top spot.

    FC Yahoo
  • Mets haven't had extension talks with starting pitchers, but have it in mind

    The Mets have yet to talk with their current crop of starting pitchers about the possibility of signing contract extensions, Mets assistant GM John Ricco told SNY's Mets Hot Stove on Thursday. "It's something that's certainly in mind when we talk about how we're going to keep this team in tact for the long term, and win in the long term," Ricco said, noting that such discussions usually happen in January and February not December. "But, to date we haven't really engaged at all, though like in the past, if it makes sense we'll aggressively approach them." Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me It feels like this is probably the wrong offseason to have these talks,

    SNY
  • Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce shine in Chiefs' big win over Raiders

    The Kansas City Chiefs were able to secure a major win on Thursday thanks to the performances of speedy receiver Tyreek Hill and star tight end Travis Kelce.

    NBC Sports
  • Luke Kuechly not cleared in concussion protocol and ruled out for Sunday

    It seems like the Carolina Panthers might not have a choice in whether to shut down linebacker Luke Kuechly or play him the remainder of the season. Despite returning to practice this week, Kuechly was not cleared to play and ruled out of Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. Kuechly is still in the concussion protocol, the team said.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Can fantasy owners trust Colin Kaepernick in the playoffs?

    Yahoo Sports' Andy Behrens answers a social media question about the San Francisco 49ers quarterback and whether a poor Week 13 performance affects his value in the fantasy postseason.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Ian Poulter gets in cameraman's face after Hong Kong Open quad

    Ian Poulter got into a bizarre altercation on Friday in Hong Kong. Ian Poulter’s second round at the Hong Kong Open was slipping away from him on Friday. “If I’m ready to play my shot, don’t go running behind me,” Poulter said, pointing his finger at the cameraman as he looked directly in the lens.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and their fun debate over the midrange jumper

    Toronto Raptors teammates Kyle Lowry (right) and DeMar DeRozan are the two best friends anybody could ever have. As best buds, they “FaceTime together a lot late at night,” discussing topics ranging from basketball to everyday life, and it’s refreshing to find out one of the sport’s great analytics arguments — one Lowry and DeRozan bring to life on a nightly basis — appears to be a subject of great debate for them, too.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Capuano says Islanders have gotten their identity back

    The Islanders have their groove back, or at least that's certainly how it seems after a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues allowed New York to improve their record to 5-0-1 over their last six contests. Head coach Jack Capuano thinks so too, and he told reporters as much after the team's victory on Tuesday night. "I just think that we're playing with some resiliency and some emotion to our game right now," Capuano said. "Whether they tie it up, or we're down by one, I think that we have that no-quit attitude. We got our identity back a little bit." That identity had certainly been in crisis over much of November, when the team went 2-5-4 before starting this current streak of six straight with

    SNY
  • Hot Stove Digest: Cubs agree to deal with Koji Uehara

    Koji Uehara will pitch for the Cubs in 2017. WHAT A RELIEF: The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with free-agent reliever Koji Uehara. The 41-year-old Uehara posted a 3.45 ERA over 47 innings with the Boston Red Sox last year.

    Big League Stew