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Wichita State's Fred Van Vleet

Wichita State's Fred Van Vleet (23) holds fingers over his eyes after a teammate scored a 3-point shot during the second half against La Sallein NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 action in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Wichita State won, 72-58.
  • Yankees agree to deal with Matt Holliday for $13 million

    Cardinals’ outfielder Matt Holliday obliges the fans with a curtain call after hitting a pinch-hit home run during a 7-0 with against the Pirates. Before general manager Brian Cashman could make his grand entrance at the Winter Meetings, the New York Yankees have landed a key free agent. According to FanRag Sports Jon Heyman, the Yankees have reached a one-year, $13M agreement with Matt Holliday, who will likely serve as a part-time first baseman and designated hitter.

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  • Gronk's post-surgery report: 'Dance floor tomorrow night, here I come'

    Gronkowski has suffered a range of injuries this season, and the herniated disc that required surgery was perhaps the final straw for 2016. Getting out on the dance floor is one thing, going across the middle against the Raiders defense quite another. Without Gronkowski, the Patriots now lack their most significant weapon, and the AFC race is now wide open.

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  • Chelsea come back from halftime deficit to defeat Man City

    After following behind by a goal in the first half, Chelsea scored three goals in the second half to beat Man City and strengthen its position at the top of the table.

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  • Rosberg: Hamilton’s late-season form ‘the best Lewis I’ve ever seen’

    Nico Rosberg believes that Lewis Hamilton produced some of the best performances of his career towards the end of the 2016 Formula 1 season when the Briton had nothing to lose in the championship fight. Rosberg clinched his maiden F1 drivers’ championship by five points in Abu Dhabi last Sunday, defeating Hamilton for the first time during their time as teammates. Rosberg closed out the season with four straight second place finishes, with Hamilton’s run of victories in the same period not being enough to catch up in the standings. Speaking in a video produced by Mercedes after his championship win, Rosberg said that he felt the most pressure after his final win of the season in Japan, the result that meant he could wrap up the title without taking another victory.

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  • Mets Hot Stove: What is the ideal Mets outfield?

    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

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  • Max Pacioretty scores twice in Canadiens' win at Kings

    Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his power play goal with Alexander Radulov #47, Andrew Shaw, David Desharnais #51 and Jeff Petry #26 to tie the game 2-2 with the Los Angeles Kings during the second period at Staples Center on December 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. LOS ANGLES – Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty felt his confidence start to surge early in his team’s 5-4 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings. The sniper, who had scored just one goal in his previous seven games, took a feed from Andrei Markov and fired a shot past Kings goaltender Peter Budaj at the 2:20 mark of the first period to put his team up 1-0.

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  • Report: Marlins intent on adding a big-three reliever

    The Marlins are intent on adding one of the three best relievers available on the free agent market, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Those three, of course, are Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and Mark Melancon. As Ashley noted earlier, Melancon is reportedly fielding multiple four-year offers in excess of $60 million. The price tags for Chapman and Jansen are likely to match or exceed that. The Marlins haven’t typically been eager to whip out the checkbook for free agents but with the bullpen being the name of the game in baseball these days, GM Michael Hill may feel the need to match his rivals. The Nationals, Giants, Yankees, Cubs, and Dodgers are the teams most often linked to the “big-three”

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  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 4-1 for Arsenal

    Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends a curling shot from the top of the box and scores to give his side a 4-1 lead over West Ham.

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  • LeBron James, after three Cavs straight losses: 'We've got to get out of the honeymoon stage'

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade make their way into work. The Cleveland Cavaliers star entered Friday night’s game with the Chicago Bulls by cashing in on a World Series bet made with pal Dwyane Wade, walking into Chicago’s United Center while wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform at the behest of Cub-fan Wade, after James’ Cleveland team lost in seven games to the Cubs in the World Series (note: neither of these players really roots for either of those teams).

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  • Adam Jones didn't like Orioles farewell gift to David Ortiz

    Orioles’ star Adam Jones presents David Ortiz with a dugout phone, which Ortiz smashed during a game in 2013. The David Ortiz farewell tour was filled with many memorable moments. Prior to his final game at Camden Yards, on Sept. 21, the Orioles rolled out the red carpet, showed highlights of Ortiz mashing home runs against the mutual rival New York Yankees, and then presented him with the actual visitor’s dugout phone he once destroyed during an in-game meltdown.

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  • Chapecoense fiancee: We should be married now

    Dener Assuncao Braz was one of the 19 Chapecoense players killed in the Colombian plane crash last week. Amanda Machado had been with Dener for seven years and she's at a loss to explain the sudden turn of events.

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  • Early Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 14

    Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football expert Liz Loza reveals her top three waiver claims for Week 14 based on Sunday’s early game results.

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  • Emre Can puts Liverpool up two again with precise strike

    Liverpool's Emre Can gets the ball at the top of the box and sends a first time shot into the back of the net to give his side a 3-1 lead over Bournemouth.

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  • Vettel, Raikkonen complete hot laps in Ferrari F1 cars at Daytona

    Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed their final Formula 1 run-outs of 2016 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, taking part in a special demonstration for the Ferrari Finali Mondiali. The Finali Mondiali acts as the world final for the continental Ferrari Challenge series, bringing together competitors from the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific championships. As part of the weekend’s running, Vettel and Raikkonen were on hand to complete demonstration laps behind the wheel of recent Ferrari F1 cars, with Vettel also completing some donuts in front of the main granstand at Daytona. Here are some of the videos and pictures from the event.

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  • Report: Peyton Manning invited to join Augusta National Golf Club

    Peyton Manning carries a 4.4 USGA handicap index. Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is apparently set to become a member of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, according to a report from Austin Rhodes of the Augusta-area radio station, WGAC. Augusta National does not (and is under no obligation to) discuss membership matters, so it’s not like there will be confirmation or denial.

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  • Angels’ Pujols has foot surgery, could be sidelined 4 months

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols had surgery on his right foot Friday, possibly sidelining him past opening day. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Pujols had the procedure Friday in North Carolina to release his plantar fascia, the ligament connecting the heel to the toes. The three-time NL MVP was bothered by plantar fasciitis repeatedly during the season, but played through the pain in arguably the strongest year of his half-decade with the Angels. Eppler said the surgery typically prevents players from participating in baseball activities for three months, along with another month before they’re ready to resume playing in games. Opening day for Los Angeles

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic chips Maarten Stekelenburg to give Man United the lead

    Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg comes off his line to try to get the ball, but Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic chips Stekelenburg and does just enough to score to give his side a 1-0 lead.

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  • Draymond Green fires back at league: “It’s funny how you can tell me… how my body is supposed to react”

    It’s not hard to find out how Draymond Green felt after picking up a flagrant foul Thursday night when his leg flew up after a foul and caught James Harden in the face. Just go to his Twitter feed. Saturday at Warriors’ practice, Green expanded on the subject, here’s the video via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. If you prefer to read are Green’s comments transcribed: “I just laugh at it. It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know the league office was that smart when it came to body movements. I’m not sure if they took kinesiology for their positions to tell you how your body is going to react when you get hit in a certain position.

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  • Hot Stove Digest: Rich Hill expected to re-sign with Dodgers

    COMING BACK: Though a deal is not yet complete, multiple reports on Saturday suggested that the Los Angeles Dodgers were on the verge of re-signing left-hander Rich Hill. MLB Network’s Peter Gammons was the first to report that at least one rival executive believed that Hill and the Dodgers were in agreement on a three-year deal worth over $40 million. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman added that while no deal is confirmed, the known competition for Hill had reportedly moved on, leaving the door open for a deal to be completed soon. Rich Hill seems pumped up at the thought of returning to the Dodgers.

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  • Coyotes' Mike Smith sets franchise record with 58 saves in loss

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith picks up his stick after giving up the game-winning goal to Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner during the shootout of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout. Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets was one to remember but also one to forget for Arizona Coyotes netminder Mike Smith. The Coyotes dropped their third straight with a 3-2 shootout loss, but Smith was outstanding as he made a franchise record 58 saves on the night, including 22 in the third period.

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  • Giants-Steelers Week 13 Game Preview

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive THE GAME: The Giants (8-3) vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4:25 p.m. ET. THE WEATHER: Cloudy and chilly, with temperatures in the upper 30s or low 40s. There's a small chance of a little rain, but at least it doesn't appear there'll be much wind. WHAT IT MEANS: A lot. And a lot of different things. First, the Giants need to win if they have any hope of winning the NFC East. The Cowboys' comeback win in Minnesota on Thursday night made that a longshot for the Giants as it is. If they win, though, they'll remain two back and then if they beat the Cowboys next week they'd be one back with the tie-breaker

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins 14th consecutive Most Popular Driver Award

    Not that there has ever been any doubt, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to be NASCAR’s most popular driver. Earnhardt accepted his 14th consecutive NMPA Sprint Most Popular Driver award Friday night during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas. The award is determined solely by fans and Earnhardt has won the title every year since 2003. Bill Elliott is the last driver not named Earnhardt to win the award and he continues to hold the record with 16. “I try not to think about winning or losing the Most Popular Driver Award, it’s a bit of a gift,” Earnhardt told the media after accepting the award. “Whether we win the award or not, we get a lot of great support from the fans all season

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  • Tiger Woods wasted little time switching back to his Scotty Cameron putter

    Tiger Woods is putting well in his comeback. Tiger Woods is putting well in his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, and he is thanking an old friend for helping him. Woods put in his bag this week the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter he used to win 13 of his 14 major championships.

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  • Montoya sympathizes with Verstappen over mixed response to driving style

    Juan Pablo Montoya believes that he faced a similar criticism during his time in Formula 1 to what Max Verstappen is currently receiving for his on-track driving style. Montoya raced in F1 between 2001 and 2006, with his aggressive approach winning him both admirers and critics in the paddock. Verstappen’s antics on-track have incurred the wrath of a number of drivers in 2016, and even resulted in the clarification of a rule regarding moving under braking. However, his overtaking masterclass in Brazil has been talked up as one of the greatest drives in F1 history, with many praising the excitement that his approach brings to the grid. Montoya sympathized with the Dutchman over such double standards

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