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  • Jason Kidd: LeBron James did water bottle flip to send a message

    Jason Kidd admits to Dan Patrick that LeBron James' water bottle flip with teammates appeared to be sending a message to 'someone.' Considering James' angst over Phil Jackson's 'posse' comments, is it the Zen master?

    NBC Sports
  • Yes, Colin Kaepernick is hurting NFL ratings

    Colin Kaepernick (No. 7) and 49ers teammates take a knee during the national anthem. The steady decline in NFL television ratings has been the biggest story of the football season, and arguably the biggest sports-business story of 2016. It’s clear that interest in watching primetime NFL games has waned, but what remains unclear are the exact causes, and which causes have had the largest impact.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Ladies European Tour event suspended after on-course caddie death

    The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour was suspended during the first round on Wednesday following the on-course death of a caddie. The caddie’s name was not released, but Dubai media reported the caddie was carrying for Anne-Lise Caudal. The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters began on Wednesday.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • What do the Mets have planned for the last full day of the Winter Meetings?

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson should have at least one or two reasonable trades on the table for OF Jay Bruce, according to teams that have talked with the Mets. However, because he's comfortable with slow-playing the free-agent market for relief pitchers, Alderson appears totally fine holding off on dealing Bruce for an arm, while letting the outfield market play out and revisiting his options during December. "Things are generally slow," Alderson explained Tuesday, talking to reporters. "Hopefully things start to loosen up a little bit. ...Clubs are still trying to figure out exactly what they think is exactly the best way to go. The contours of the market are still a little bit vague, so you don't

    SNY
  • NBA’s new Larry Bird highlight video will blow your mind

    Larry Bird’s birthday was yesterday, and we celebrated with a couple highlight videos. Then, the NBA released this video today – and it’s too good not to share. It’s one thing to know Bird’s numbers. It’s another to see how spectacular of a scorer

    NBC Sports
  • Climb Inside This Ferrari FXX K Doing 200 MPH at Daytona

    Last week’s Ferrari Finali Mondiali in Daytona, Florida was notable for quite a few reasons. An uprated version of the LaFerrari’s 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V-12 and electric motor cranks out a total of 1,036 horsepower, yet the car weighs in several hundred pounds lighter than its 949-hp street-legal cousin.

    The Drive
  • Orioles won't sign Jose Bautista because their fans don't like him

    The Orioles were brutally honest with Jose Bautista. Well, we found out Tuesday that the Baltimore Orioles are the spiteful ex of baseball. After meeting with Jose Bautisa’s camp Tuesday, the Orioles offered up a cold-blooded reason for passing on the outfielder.

    Big League Stew
  • Justin Forsett to play immediate role in Denver Broncos' offense

    Reuniting with Gary Kubiak, running back Justin Forsett will reportedly split carries with Devontae Booker to try to help bring a spark to a struggling Broncos offense.

    NBC Sports
  • NWHL takes 2017 All-Star Game to Pittsburgh

    In a letter on the NWHL website, league commissioner Dani Rylan hinted at a huge announcement regarding the location of the All-Star Game. The weekend of Feb. 11 and 12 the best of the best in the NWHL will showcase their talents in Pittsburgh (more or less). All 2017 NWHL All-Star events will be held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the state-of-the-art practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Cranberry Township, PA – 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

    Puck Daddy
  • Lexi Thompson Is Playing from the Same Tees as the Men This Week. Let's Not All Freak Out

    Lexi Thompson is the only woman in the Franklin Templeton Shootout field this week, and she'll play the same tees as the men. Touting this event as some kind of tricked-up Battle of the Sexes would be insulting not only to Thompson's ability but also to the caliber of elite female golfers in general. Thompson finished the 2016 LPGA season second in driving distance at 277.40 yards, which was longer than 26 players' driving distance on the PGA Tour in the 2015-16 season.

    Golf
  • Admiral Trolls Kaepernick: Pearl Harbor Dead Never 'Took a Knee'

    The Pearly Harbor dead "never took a knee," Navy Admiral Harry Harris said during a speech marking the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack, an obvious swipe at San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others who refuse to stand for the national anthem. “You can bet that the men and women we honor today – and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago – never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played,” said Harris, according to the New York Post. “Hearing the words, ‘The land of the free and home of the brave’ means something special for every American, every day,” he added. The reference to Kaepernick’s ongoing national anthem protest sparked “a lengthy standing ovation from the crowd, with people whistling and hooting,” noted NBC Sports Pro Football Talk.

    Newsmax
  • USGA, R&A create local rule in wake of Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open issues

    Eventual winner Dustin Johnson had his final round and championship put into limbo when his ball moved on the fifth green at Oakmont Country Club. After the walking rules official declared Johnson didn’t cause the ball to move, USGA officials kept looking at the footage. As Johnson was making his back-nine run toward his first major, the USGA informed Johnson that he might — might — be penalized for the ball moving.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Winter Meetings recap, and what's next for Sandy Alderson's offseason

    It was a newsless Winter Meetings for the Mets, as it was for most teams, but it certainly wasn't quiet. In the end, the Mets held a lot of meetings where they talked with agents and team representatives for a variety of relief pitchers open to accepting major- and minor-league deals. In an effort to free up a roster spot, raise money and have fewer left-handed hitting outfielders, the Mets spent time talking with teams about Jay Bruce, though they reportedly saw more interest in Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, which is understandable. In the end, I expect the Mets will eventually trade Bruce and one of two things will happen, 1) They'll get back a big-league reliever making a decent salary, after which they'll use the difference to sign one or two more low-cost relievers, or 2) They'll trade Bruce for nothing, and use his entire $13 million to sign someone like Brad Ziegler, as well as one or two more low-cost relievers.

    SNY
  • NFL player’s house vandalized with ‘Go back to Africa,’ ‘KKK’ and a swastika written on walls

    Nikita Whitlock called for an end to “oppression, violence, racism, hatred” the day after vandals scrawled racist messages on the walls of his Bergen County, N.J., apartment during a break-in. Whitlock, a 25-year-old running back for the New York Giants, found “KKK,” “Go back to Africa,” “f—— n—–” and a swastika were left behind in his basement apartment while he, his wife and two young children were out Tuesday evening. “It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you,” Whitlock, who lives in Moonachie, told CBS New York. He shared images of the break-in, the second at his home since Thanksgiving, on Instagram (they are disturbing and can be

    Washington Post
  • He's back: Dale Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to drive in 2017

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2017 is all but official. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Junior had been medically cleared to compete next season. Junior missed the last half of the 2016 season because of a concussion suffered at Michigan in June.

    From The Marbles
  • SPORTSFLASH - Cousins and Barnes sued for alleged altercation

    Yahoo Sports presents a quick recap of the evening's top stories including, a pair of Kings are sued over an alleged fight, the Browns have another starting QB and Nevada hires a new football coach.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Winter Meetings Journal, Day 3: Time to wrap up that unfinished business

    Don Mattingly’s presser at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday. (AP) NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A lot has happened since the last Winter Meetings Journal. Chris Sale was traded, finally. Ian Desmond got a $70 million deal from the Colorado Rockies. Wade Davis

    Big League Stew
  • NHL won’t reconsider Golden Knights name, logo in wake of trademark issue

    Last night, we passed along news that the Vegas Golden Knights trademark had been denied by the U.S. government, based on a “likelihood of confusion” with the NCAA’s College of St. Rose Golden Knights. “We are currently reviewing the Trademark Office’s letter and will prepare a detailed response demonstrating why we continue strongly to believe the Vegas Golden Knights mark should be registered in co-existence with the college registration, just as a number of other nicknames currently co-exist in professional and college sports (particularly where there is no overlap as to the sport for which the nickname is being used).

    NBC Sports
  • LIVE – UCL group stage finale: Leicester, Tottenham both in action

    The final matchday of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage takes place on Wednesday with two Premier League teams in action. [ LIVE: Champions League scores ]  Leicester City is already through and has topped Group G with Claudio Ranieri‘s men securing a top spot for next Monday’s Round of 16 draw. The Foxes face FC Porto in Portugal with the hosts needing just a point to secure second place in the group and their spot in the last 16. Putting their Premier League worries aside, Leicester will aim to stay unbeaten throughout all six of their UCL group games. Tottenham Hotspur wish they could say the same but Mauricio Pochettino‘s men have already crashed out of the Champions League with

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Dak Prescott's 'America's Team' comment might help you hate the Cowboys again

    The Dallas Cowboys, even at 11-1, don’t seem that unlikable. The Cowboys are always unlikable to some fans no matter their record, but this particular bunch doesn’t seem too bad. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is a great story (he even picks up his own trash!), the Cowboys are a true underdog tale since they weren’t expected to do much this season, unassuming Jason Garrett doesn’t grate on anyone’s nerves like Jimmy Johnson did, and it has been a really long time since the Cowboys were good enough to bother anyone.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Notre Dame grads buy page in school's student paper lambasting AD and coach

    Brian Kelly’s team was 4-8 in 2016. Some Notre Dame fans are so unhappy with the state of the school’s football team that they bought a page in the student paper to express their dissatisfaction. The ad appears in the Dec. 7 issue of The Observer student paper. It blames Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick for failures and expresses a lack of confidence in coach Brian Kelly.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Watch: Bryson DeChambeau Tests Out Side-Saddle Putting Stroke

    DeChambeau was testing a side-saddle putting stroke on the putting green ahead of this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout. Side-saddle putters stand next to the ball and face the cup. DeChambeau placed his right hand on the putter grip and his left hand in a modified claw grip.

    Golf
  • Conor McGregor Challenging Bottle-Throwing Sanctions in Court

    Conor McGregor was fined $150,000 and assessed 50 hours of community service by the Nevada Athletic Commission in October, but it appears that he is challenging the penalty. McGregor went before the NAC for disciplinary action after he, Nate Diaz, and Diaz’s team hurled water bottles at each other in the middle of the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference in August. After much deliberation, which resulted in shifting away from a proposed fine of $300,000, the Nevada commission settled on the aforementioned sanctions. McGregor has now filed a petition for judicial review in Clark County, Nevada, naming NAC Executive Director Bob Bennett and the NAC as respondents.

    MMA Weekly
  • Chasing Baja 1000 glory, via a McMillin Racing chase truck

    Last month, I had the opportunity to take in my first SCORE Baja 1000, the 49th running of the off-road classic. Trying to chronicle the experience took a bit more time than just doing a day-of report. In part one of my reflection, I looked back at the event itself on the whole. In part two, I’ll reflect on my ride-along in a chase truck with McMillin Racing, one of the preeminent teams in Baja history. Sincere thanks go to to the team and to BFGoodrich Tires for making this all possible. And now, without further adieu, part two… Imagine for a moment you’re embedded with Team Penske at Indianapolis. Or Porsche at Le Mans. Or Hendrick Motorsports at Daytona. Except you can’t really imagine it,

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Phoenix1 announces 2017 roster: Ryu, Arrow, Inori, Adrian, zig, and coach Fly

    Phoenix1 has locked in their roster and is ready to let the world know who they’ll be fielding in the North American LCS come 2017, the team announced in a statement sent exclusively to Yahoo Esports. Built around a core of North American players and bolstered by a pair of talented Korean imports, Phoenix1 is aiming much higher than their 8th place finish in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split.

    Yahoo Esports