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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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  • Experts weigh in on Aaron Rodgers: 'No easy fix'

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The question was posed to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers like this: "Diagnosing what's wrong with Aaron Rodgers has turned into a cottage industry. When you look at yourself, what do you see … that you would like to do better?" Rodgers boiled it down to one thing. "I think it's just accuracy," he said this week. Can that fully explain why Rodgers, a two-time NFL MVP, is off to one of the worst starts of his career? Or why it's been 11 months since his last 300-yard passing game? Or why the Packers have an unsightly 8-9 record in their last 17 games, including playoffs? To find out more about what's wrong with Rodgers, we asked a foursome of analysts who coached

  • Things Are So Great For J.R. Smith Lately That He's Got His Very Own Backpack Now

    The shooting, jawing, and smiling forward recently inked a four-year, $57 million deal to return to the NBA Champion Cavaliers, he got married, and he’s been living it up everywhere in Ohio – from his dog’s birthday party in Columbus, to attending a bunch of Browns and Indians games. Smith partnered with Sprayground (which is also getting into the basketball game thanks to founder David Ben-David) to release a pack on Oct. 20 that kind of takes on the feel of his hometown of Newark in New Jersey.

  • Favorable Notice of Allegations will benefit both Rick Pitino, Louisville

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino could face a suspension. The most noteworthy aspect of the Notice of Allegations released Thursday by Louisville is what it doesn’t contain. There was not one word from the man who could have done the most damage to Rick Pitino and the Cardinals basketball program.

    The Dagger
  • Ball Don’t Lie: Pistons Season Preview

    Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie on the expectations of the Pistons.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Warriors’ 8-0 run in 28 seconds shows how terrifying they can be (video)

    Derrick Rose said he wants to move on after being found not liable in his civil rape case. “It’s a blessing to have him come back — it’s great the truth came out,’’ Noah said after the Knicks’ 121-96 preseason victory over the Celtics. Noah might be right about the plaintiff.

  • Mac Agrees To Surrender His Title — On One Condition

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor is not the Terminator. He can be bargained with, he can be reasoned with, and he will stop before the 145-pound division is dead. Under one condition. “Notorious” wants to exit the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place on Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, with two championship title held above his head. Flashbulbs and wanton adulation are encouraged. McGregor talks to Sports Illustrated: "Let me see the pictures on publications with a belt on each shoulder first. Let me go onto the side of that Octagon and raise two world titles, what's never been done before, before talking

  • Fox Sports' Nick Wright: Giants QB Eli Manning is a bad teammate

    On Monday, a day removed from a 27-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning appeared on WFAN radio with Mike Francesa. After being bombarded with questions about wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Manning finally said “you could get sick” of OBJ’s antics if he’s not performing well. The comments caused immediate backlash for Manning. And after months of people criticizing him for defending Beckham Jr., those very same people began criticizing him for not defending Beckham Jr. firmly enough. Manning clarified his WFAN comments on Tuesday, saying his words had been twisted around by the media and that he was specifically referring to reporters when making those

    Giants Wire
  • #Dallas #Cowboys #Draft Gems: Can we talk about #CB #AnthonyBrown? Did the #Cowboys hit on another pick? #CowboysNation

    The Dallas Cowboys certainly had a productive 2016 draft. Everyone knows about Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Not as well-known but also helping out is third-round pick Maliek Collins. But a sixth-rounder making news already? When cornerback Anthony Brown's name was called, it was met with some shrugs and 'well, he's just a sixth-round pick.' We wouldn't find out until later that the Cowboys felt Brown was easily a fourth-round talent that they believe they stole at 189th overall. Brown was on a historically bad secondary at Purdue, they may be better than just one secondary in the world and that's the New Orleans Saints. All joking aside, Brown was overlooked for this reason. However, if

    Blogging The Boys
  • Should the Mets acquire Maybin?

    In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that

  • Big Ten bowl projections, Week 7

    1. Ohio State (6-0) It takes grit to enter an atmosphere like Camp Randall, at night, with the crowd on fire, and withstand body blows from a gifted Wisconsin team. The Buckeyes did just that, as they made one more play than the Badgers, sneaking out of Madison with a 30-23 victory. Despite a 10 point deficient going into the third quarter, Urban Meyer had his talented group focused and performing precise football on both sides of the ball. J.T. Barrett was the feature throughout for the Buckeyes, tallying 21 rushing attempts and 29 passes thrown, en route to three total touchdowns. The Ohio State Buckeyes reclaim the top spot because they possess the most impressive two wins in the Big Ten so

    Bucky's 5th Quarter
  • J.R. Smith fights ‘racist’ rumors: I ‘stood up for’ Jeremy Lin

    J.R. Smith wasn’t about to let this egregious rumor spread. An hour after Jeremy Lin appeared on CBS Radio’s “Boomer & Carton” show and addressed a rumor about Smith not “accepting him as a ballplayer” because of his race, the recently signed Cavaliers guard took to Twitter to dispel any allegations he discriminated against his former Knicks teammate. As a final question in Wednesday’s interview, radio host Craig Carton asked Lin if it were true his Knicks teammates “resented” him in 2012 when he accepted a big contract to play for the Rockets. Carton suggested his identity as a “Chinese-American player” gave people, like Smith, the idea he didn’t deserve the three-year, $25 million deal he signed.

    New York Post
  • The soon-to-be U.S. women's national team star you really should know

    Lynn Williams didn’t take long to make an impact in her USWNT debut. Because Lynn Williams took just 50 seconds to score her first national team goal. In a highly experimental game for head coach Jill Ellis, who fielded a three-woman back line and gave five players their debuts, the U.S. dominated but didn’t convert all of its possession and shots until Williams stepped into the fray.

    FC Yahoo
  • Jimmy Howard makes statement, but knows his place with Red Wings

    The New York Rangers skated in on Jimmy Howard in waves. The scoreboard at the end of the Detroit Red Wings’ 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden read ’32 saves,’ but that was a shallow evaluation of Howard’s night: The breakaways, odd-man rushes and high-percentage scoring chances he stopped en route to that victory. It was Howard’s first appearance since April 15, when he gave up four goals on 30 shots in Game 2 of the Wings’ first-round loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Puck Daddy
  • The truth about Draymond Green comes out

    Good morning. Let’s basketball. HELLO, BEAUTIFUL: Our NBA preview will drop this morning. Stay tuned. KEVIN DURANT, EXPLAINED: This Rolling Stone cover story on KD by Paul Solotaroff does a good job getting into deep back story (which has been shockingly hard to come by for this player) and does more than any other story written to date to explain why Durant left. He wanted real friends (not work friends), and the Warriors seemed to offer that. Works for me! CUPCAKES, EXPLAINED: It turns out that Russell Westbrook’s seemingly innocuous July 4 Instagram photo of cupcakes was actually a super cold inside dig at Durant. That fact comes from Lee Jenkins’ masterful Sports Illustrated cover story on

    SB Nation
  • Sean Payton takes a jab at his friend Belichick over tablet problems

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a longstanding history of technological problems. He doesn’t understand car clocks. He has no time for InstaFace or MyBook or Tweeter. And he certainly doesn’t like the tablets that the NFL has issued for team use on the sidelines. Belichick isn’t alone. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that the Steelers have “had some technological issues on the sidelines, particularly in recent years, so that’s nothing new.” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says that he doesn’t use the tablets and is “pretty good without them.” But Belichick’s friend and Saints head coach Sean Payton had to get a fun little jab at Belichick’s expense. "I think inside they've

    Pats Pulpit
  • Chelsea: Real Madrid Star Considers Sensational Switch To Stamford Bridge

    Real Madrid defender Pepe is reportedly contemplating a move to Chelsea due to a wrangle over his contract negotiations at the Bernabeu. The Portuguese centre-back will consider a move to Stamford Bridge if talks over a new deal cannot be resolved, according to the Daily Mirror. This would also suit Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who is said to be keen to add strength to his defense as captain John Terry heads to the end of his playing career.

    Newsweek Sport
  • Vegas, Maybe!

    If he has his way, owner Mark Davis’s Oakland Raiders will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. And, not surprisingly, Las Vegas officials would welcome him with open arms. Legislation to provide $750 million in public funding through tourist taxes (of

    Sports Illustrated
  • We need to talk about Naomi’s kick flurry

    Now, right off the top, I’m putting some of the blame on WWE’s social media team, because while I noticed this during the GLOWster’s match against Alexa Bliss last night (Oct. 18), I probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought. Out of at least ten kicks, I’d say only half made any contact with Bliss, and none of them looked like they’d hurt in any way. Factor in, as the Twitter account for the wrestling-themed Punk band Pop-Up Powerbomb points out in replying to WWE Universe’s Tweet, this also makes you wonder why Alexa or anyone else wouldn’t simply take a step back to avoid even the tips of Naomi’s light-up sneakers from hitting them (Watch Speedball Mike Bailey do the same move to see how he deals with this by being close enough to connect with the backs of his opponent’s arms, then moves forward as they retreat).

    Cageside Seats
  • Corey Dauphine, Texas Tech’s top 2015 offensive recruit, takes to Twitter to announce transfer

    A key piece of Texas Tech’s 2015 recruiting class has decided to call it a day in Lubbock. On his personal Twitter account Wednesday afternoon, Corey Dauphine (pictured, No. 21) has decided to transfer from Tech to an undetermined school.  The running back, who said his decision to transfer came “after talking with my family,” did not provide a reason for the departure. A four-star 2015 recruit, Dauphine was rated as the No. 18 running back in the country and the No. 31 player at any position in the state of Texas. He was the highest-rated Red Raider recruit on the offensive side of the ball. Dauphine chose Tech over offers from, among others, Baylor, Florida, Michigan, TCU, Tennessee and Texas

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • Jose Bautista says Indians’ rookie pitcher should be scared of Game 5

    The Cleveland Indians are living that reality right now. First it was pitcher Danny Salazar, who went down in early September with a right forearm strain. Then it was Carlos Carrasco, who broke a bone his hand when it couldn’t get out of the way of a line drive in mid-September.

    Big League Stew
  • Why Arsenal will finally take a step forward in the Champions League (no, seriously)

    Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.

    FC Yahoo
  • Hossa's journey to 500 goals; Ottawa's attendance issues (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. • Mini Pekka Rinne watches the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars. • Why has home attendance become an issue for the Ottawa Senators?

    Puck Daddy
  • The Hawks' coach left a game after getting trucked on the sideline

    Mike Budenholzer wants to know if anyone got the license plate number of that truck. Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer entered Tuesday night’s preseason game with a cast on his right hand, a covering intended to protect the paw after recent surgery to repair a broken finger. Unfortunately, Pelicans guard Langston Galloway is a lot bigger than a ball, and a lot harder to steer aside.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Riot Games details changes to jungle, assassins, replays, and sandbox mode for 2017 League of Legends season

    The preseason is always an interesting time for League of Legends. This time around, Riot Games is changing, well, just about everything. You can read about the full changes at Riot’s official League of Legends preseason page, but we’ll go ahead and break down what they mean right here.

    Taylor Cocke
  • The winless Kings expect Quick to miss ‘about three months’

    The Los Angeles Kings expect goalie Jonathan Quick to miss “about three months” with a reported groin injury, according to Lisa Dillman of the L.A. Times.  Quick has not had surgery and has not yet been placed on long-term injured reserve, but all eyes will be on GM Dean Lombardi to see if the Kings (0-3-0) make a move now. At the moment, the Kings’ netminding tandem is comprised of Jeff Zatkoff, who has just 31 career NHL starts to his name, and Peter Budaj, who’s spent the last couple of years in the AHL. Quick, in stark contrast to those two, started 68 games last season, and he started 71 the season before. He’s been a fixture in L.A.’s net, and it’s not so easy to replace a guy like that.