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TCU v Texas

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates after an interception that lead to the TCU victory over the Texas Longhorns on November 22, 2012 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Big 12 at a glance

Yahoo! Sports expert Pat Forde breaks down everything you need to know about the Big 12 this season.

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  • 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
  • Larry Bird always knew his style of play would break his body, but he couldn't stop

    This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of Larry Bird’s retirement from professional basketball. The Legend remains one of the most revered and decorated players in the history of the sport — a 12-time All-Star, three-time champion, a three-time Most Valuable Player and one of the greatest shooters ever to set foot on a basketball court. Thirteen seasons of hard-charging play against some of the best big men and wingmen the NBA had to offer — plus another two full seasons of postseason games, which most players will tell you take an even greater toll on you than regular-season contests — did a number on the Boston Celtics magician’s body, most notably his back, forcing him to step away from the sport at age 35, just 209 points shy of 22,000 for his illustrious career.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • People Won’t Stop Messing With This UFC Fighter’s Cars

    Anthony Pettis doesn’t seem like the sort of guy you’d want to mess with. Pettis, 29, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, meaning his chosen occupation is ceremoniously beating other men to a bloody pulp. Between August 2013 and March 2015, Pettis was the UFC Lightweight Champion.

    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
  • Sheriff Defends Delayed Arrest in Slaying of Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight

    A Louisiana sheriff today defended his department's four-day delay in arresting Ronald Gasser, the man accused of shooting and killing former NFL player Joe McKnight in an apparent road rage incident. We're here to announce the arrest that Ronald get

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  • Dustin Johnson Used to Play for Himself, But Now He's Playing With a Purpose

    Now, with the support of his fiancée, Paulina, and guidance from Wayne Gretzky, he plays with a purpose, a family at his side, and a U.S. Open already in the bag. The sun is beginning to drop behind the foothills that frame Sherwood Country Club, the Southern California enclave the Gretzkys call home and to which Johnson was recently bestowed an honorary membership.

    Golf
  • Charity Auction: Bid to win 2016 Reading Royals Kiss-themed jersey

    The Reading Royals are one of those minor league hockey teams that continuously come up with unique specialty jerseys for their players to wear. From Halloween looks to ugly Christmas sweater designs, the ECHL side are one of the best in the business at the jersey game. As we’ve done on two previous occasions, we’re teaming up with the Royals for a charity auction featuring an authentic Kiss-themed jersey (not game worn) that the team wore during their Nov. 26 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones.

    Puck Daddy
  • Yankees interested in Tejada

    The Yankees are interested in former Astros 3B Luis Valbuena, according to Valbuena's representative Steve Schneider. Schneider said the Yankees are one of "several" teams in "ongoing" dialogue about Valbuena, and while the third basemen has already received a few offers, Schneider would not say if the Yankees made one. However he did describe talks with the Yankees as "continuing." Valbuena was off to a solid start in 2016, hitting 13 HRs and 40 RBIs to go with his .260 BA and career-high .816 OPS, before injuring his hamstring in late July. The injury would eventually require surgery, forcing the 31-year old to miss the remainder of the season. Schneider would not state what type of deal his

    SNY
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    Dr. Saturday
  • 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
  • J.R. Smith leaves Cavs-Raptors in serious pain after left knee injury

    Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith left the team’s Monday night meeting with the conference rival Toronto Raptors after suffering a scary left knee injury that left the veteran sharpshooter in evident agony on the court at the Air Canada Centre. Smith drove around Raptors defender DeMar DeRozan into the paint, then raised up to loft a floater over the outstretched arms of center Jonas Valanciunas. The ball softly splashed through the net for two points, but as it was doing so, Smith was landing awkwardly on the baseline, jamming his left foot into the ground in a halting step that stopped his momentum and immediately sent him to his knees on the court.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Arsenal wins Champions League group in the one year when it doesn't help, which is so Arsenal

    Arsenal, the kings of the impressive wins in the European games that don’t matter as much, with resounding victories in the hopeless second legs and such, smashed FC Basel 4-1 on Tuesday to clinch Group A in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League. Going into the sixth and final round of group play, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain both sat on 11 points. PSG, however, controlled the tiebreaker on head-to-head away goals, since the teams were tied on head-to-head points after two draws, as well as goal difference and goals scored.

    FC Yahoo
  • Seahawks safety Earl Thomas' season-ending injury changes the NFC playoff picture

    Last week, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was ruled out for the rest of the season, changing the entire AFC playoff picture. This week, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas’ season-ending injury will shake up the NFC. Thomas will miss the rest of the season, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Monday.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Texas offers Houston QB commit Bryson Smith

    The first Houston Cougars pledge to receive an offer from the Texas Longhorns is Tyler John Tyler quarterback Bryson Smith, who officially picked up his chance to play for Tom Herman on Tuesday evening: Smith is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 961 player nationally, the No. 20 dual-threat quarterback, and the No. 132 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Other offers include Bowling Green, Purdue, SMU, and Tulane. When Herman was at Houston, he wanted Smith as a quarterback, but with Westlake’s Sam Ehlinger already pledged in the class, Herman is looking at him as a slot receiver, a source told Horns247. At 6’0 and 170 pounds, Smith goes to the same

    Burnt Orange Nation
  • Tiger Woods is back, and he has no equipment deal

    Whether you’re a golf fan or not, you surely heard: Tiger Woods is back. The 14-time Major tournament winner had not played in a PGA Tour event since August 2015 before he hit the green this weekend for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. 24-year-old Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament, and Woods finished in 15th place out of 18 players (17 after Justin Rose withdrew).

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  • Novak Djokovic splits with coach Boris Becker

    (CNN)Another chapter was added to Novak Djokovic's tumultuous year when the Serb announced he was parting company with coach Boris Becker, ending a fruitful partnership that produced six grand slam titles in three years. Speculation that the German wouldn't be part of Djokovic's team next year has been rife and when the retired six-time grand slam winner couldn't confirm to CNN late last month with the campaign over that an agreement was in place to continue their collaboration, a split seemed the inevitable conclusion. Indeed, Djokovic took to social media to break the news late Tuesday. "After three very successful years, Boris Becker and I have jointly decided to end our cooperation," Djokovic said on his official Facebook page.

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  • Report: White Sox, Nationals making “strong progress” on a Chris Sale deal

    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the White Sox and Nationals are making “strong progress” on a trade involving ace Chris Sale. Most reports coming out on Monday night suggest that a deal isn’t likely to be consummated until Tuesday at the earliest. Sale, 27, has pitched in the majors over parts of seven seasons. He owns a career 74-50 record with a 3.00 ERA and a 1,244/260 K/BB ratio in 1,110 innings. The lefty will earn $12 million in 2017, then has a club option for 2018 worth $12.5 million with a $1 million buyout as well as a 2019 club option worth $13.5 million with a $1 million buyout. Relative to what he would earn if he were a free agent today, Sale’s remaining salary is a bargain.

    HardballTalk
  • HScott Motorsports shuttering operations for the near future

    Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. After the departures of drivers Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer to other teams for the 2017 season, HScott Motorsports won’t be competing in NASCAR for the upcoming season. Annett is set to drive for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series next season while Bowyer is replacing Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing.

    From The Marbles
  • 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
  • Jayson Williams calls himself 'a coward' for his role in his limo driver's 2002 shooting, coverup

    It has nearly been 15 years since Costas “Gus” Christofi, a limousine driver working to shepherd former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams and his litany of friends around for a wild night out, was accidentally shot to death in Williams’ New Jersey estate. After a series of deadlocked juries and retrials Williams later pled guilty to aggravated assault in the rifle death in 2010, and the former Nets center was found guilty on four counts of attempting to cover up his role in Christofi’s death. Williams, free since 2012 and working with an alcohol problem prior to Christofi’s death, is clearly still working through the aftermath after all but abandoning the post-NBA career that seemed so expertly laid out for him.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • ‘Canes recall Murphy from conditioning stint

    The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from his AHL conditioning stint. Murphy ended up playing seven games and registering one assist during his latest stint with the Charlotte Checkers. The 23-year-old was the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft, but he has yet to establish himself as an everyday NHL player. Prior to his AHL assignment, Murphy played four games for the ‘Canes, logging an average ice time of just 13:06. He had one assist and was minus-6. Carolina starts a three-game California road trip Wednesday in Anaheim.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • David Carr: Tom Coughlin absolutely would be perfect fit to run Jaguars again

    One of Coughlin’s mandates as New York Giants coach was that everything ran five minutes ahead of schedule. Tom Coughlin and the Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly are interested in a reunion. It was his ability to manage an NFL football team and every detailed aspect of it that made Carr believe Coughlin was the best that he ever played for.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Premier League Playback: Ranking the superstars, so far

    WHICH STARS HAVE BEEN TOP-CLASS, SO FAR? This season the Premier League is littered with glittering superstars. Wherever you look, star players are lining up for the top teams but have all of them lived up to the hype? [ MORE: ]  Below is a look at how the so-called “world class” players have performed so far this season, with a mark out of 10 for each of them. There are two players from each of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham with the main attacking talents deemed to be the “world class” by most, although plenty of other players can certainly be classed in and around this upper echelon. It’s time to grade the stars… Alexis Sanchez – 10/10 – They

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Pro golfer experiments with bizarre new croquet-style putting technique

    Bryson DeChambeau is golf’s equivalent of a mad scientist. His swing is unique and unconventional, yet he’s used it to such great effect that his technique could usher-in something of a revolution. But for all DeChambeau’s success from tee-to-green — he ranked 17th on the PGA Tour last season — his progress has been hampered by his struggles on the greens. He ranked 166th on tour in Strokes Gained/Putting last year, so now, he’s trying something new. At the Franklin Templeton Shootout this week, the former U.S. Am champ employed a side-saddle putting technique… It’s unusual, of course, but not unprecedented. Golf legend Sam Snead wasthe first to employ it after coming down with a potentially

    For The Win
  • Alabama’s Jonathan Allen wins Nagurski Trophy

    One of the most dominant defensive players in the country has gotten his just due. I’m thinking it might not be the last. Very late Monday night, the Football Writers Association of America announced that Alabama’s Jonathan Allen has been named as the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner, given annually to the best defensive player in the country.  The defensive end was one of five finalists for the award, players that included a teammate, linebacker Reuben Foster, as well as Florida State cornerback Tarvarus McFadden, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Clemson defensive end Christian Wilkins. Seven times the last eight years, a Crimson Tide player has been a finalist for the award.  This

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