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SMANCHESTER - FEBRUARY 19: Portrait of David Beckham of Manchester United with his infamous cut eye during the UEFA Champions League Second Phase Group D match between Manchester United and Juventus held on February 19, 2003 at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Manchester United won the match 2-1. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

6. Fergie's flying boot
One of Beckham's most extraordinary incidents came when United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, furious about the team's performance against Arsenal, lashed out at a stray cleat in the locker room and it accidentally flew into Beckham's face.
  • Kings' Barnes, Cousins sued for assault, battery over NYC nightclub fight

    DeMarcus Cousins (left) and Matt Barnes have been named in a civil suit stemming from an altercation at a New York nightclub on Monday. Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins have been named in a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court by two people who claim the Sacramento Kings players assaulted them in a New York nightclub early Monday. TMZ reported Wednesday that Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell had filed suit against Barnes and Cousins, and Daniel Werly of sports law blog The White Bronco published the court documents on Wednesday evening.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Can Marcus Mariota be trusted in fantasy vs. the Denver Broncos?

    Marcus Mariota is a top-four quarterback in fantasy this season but has a terrible matchup against the Denver Broncos defense on Sunday. Should fantasy owners stick with the Titans star QB or go with another alternative?

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  • Amed Rosario is untouchable, on track to play some 3B and debut in 2017

    The Mets again have been repeatedly telling teams interested in top SS prospect Amed Rosario that he is unavailable in trade, Mets GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins set to meet on Wednesday Night Rivalry

    The night you love to hate returns with the Bruins facing off against the Penguins as the week's marquee Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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  • 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.

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  • Your 2016 Winter Meetings Wrapup

    OXON HILL, MD — The 2016 Winter Meetings are over.  As usual, there was still no shortage of excitement this year. More trades than we’ve seen in the past even if there are still a lot of free agents on the market. Whatever the case, it should make the rest of December a bit less sleepy than it normally is. Let’s look back at what went down here at National Harbor this week: Bud Selig was elected to the Hall of Fame. In our view, his induction is a disgrace. As is his continued lying about what he knew and when he knew it about steroids. Aroldis Chapman signed a monster deal, though it’s questionable whether it was a good deal. The Nationals acquired Adam Eaton from the White Sox. It was definitely

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  • Zidane’s Madrid on cusp of setting new unbeaten record

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Zinedine Zidane is one match away from coaching Real Madrid to a new unbeaten record. When Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez midway through last season, the inexperienced former midfield standout got off to an auspicious start with a 5-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Eleven months and one Champions League title later, Madrid faces Deportivo again at home on Saturday with the chance of surpassing its longest unbeaten run since the club was founded in 1902. On Wednesday, Madrid equaled a club record of 34 games without a loss set in 1989 under coach Leo Beenhakker when it drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund. “It’s important to continue to make history and continue our good run,”

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. confident he isn't at increased risk for another concussion

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back for the 2017 Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the rehabilitation he’s gone through after suffering a concussion over the summer means he isn’t at an increased risk for another one once he resumes racing in 2017. The concussion was the second known one Junior suffered in the past four years.

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  • 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. Today, the NHL has responded with a statement from deputy commissioner Bill Daly: “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

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  • Bolivian official breaks silence about air crash in Colombia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia –  A Bolivian official who signed off on the flight plan for a chartered aircraft that crashed in the Andes is breaking her silence and accusing her bosses of trying to stage a cover-up. In a public letter, Celia Castedo says she didn't have the authority to stop the doomed flight to Medellin, Colombia, that killed 71 people, including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading to the finals of the Copa Sudamericana tournament. Castedo says that a day after the crash her superiors pressured her to modify an internal report that she claims details how she warned the airline the plane didn't have enough fuel to safely make the flight. Bolivian officials say Castedo is under investigation for her responsibility in the crash.

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  • Kaepernicks break silence: 'Very proud' of Colin

    Martenzie Johnson, The Undefeated The parents of embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have broken their silence on their son's decision to kneel for the playing of the national anthem this season. "Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs," Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote in a statement addressed to The Undefeated on Friday. "As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength

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  • White Mamba Minute: Would the NBA be better if players called their own fouls?

    The Vertical’s Brian Scalabrine on what the NBA would look like if players were allowed to call their own fouls.

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  • 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.

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  • Winter Meetings recap, and what's next for 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.

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  • Jets place Nick Mangold on IR; has he played his last game for New York?

    As the New York Jets grind toward the end of what will be a losing season, they will do so without one of their stalwarts: the team placed veteran center Nick Mangold on injured reserve on Thursday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted early Thursday that Mangold was headed to get a second opinion from Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina, and Dr. Anderson’s diagnosis must have led to the decision to shut Mangold down for the season. Season over: The Jets placed center Nick Mangold on injured reserve Thursday.

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  • To succeed at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho must adapt again

    Manchester United is not in the crisis everyone says they are. No, they are not the ones in a crisis. Their manager, however, is a different story. Throughout his career, Jose Mourinho has been quite adaptable. Through his wildly successful journey across four different European top flights, he’s been able to wire himself differently to fit each individual league, and it’s worked. He hasn’t always made a lot of friends at each stop with a my-way-or-the-highway attitude, but it’s worked (at least for a time, before sometimes burning to the ground) to the tune of eight league titles with at least one in all four leagues he’s been a part of. What Mourinho has not been able to do on a regular basis,

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  • Lamar Jackson wins the Walter Camp and Maxwell Player of the Year Awards

    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has won two of the three player of the year awards. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Two major awards down, one to go. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the Maxwell Award

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  • Kris Letang on playing for Mike Sullivan, NHL concussion spotters (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins is partnering with sports drink company BODYARMOR in a deal that was announced Thursday. “So far it’s my son that is the lucky one,” Letang told Yahoo Sports. Letang was introduced to BODYARMOR while inside the Penguins’ practice facility during a skating lesson for his son.

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  • Report: Doomed plane was also '18 minutes from crash' with Messi, Argentina aboard

    Could Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team have been within minutes of experiencing the same fate as Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense? It's a wild thought, but one Brazilian publication claims it could have been close to happening. The Argentina national team used the very same plane as the Brazilian club last month. That plane crashed with the Brazilian team on it on Nov. 28, killing 71 people on board including the majority of the team. Sao Paulo-based newspaper Folha researched flight data from live air traffic monitor Flight Radar 24 and note that the plane can only travel about four hours and 22 minutes fully fueled, adding that the team's flight from Argentina to Brazil for World

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  • Diamondbacks sign Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $2.75 million deal

    Confirming a report from Tuesday, the Diamondbacks officially signed right-hander Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $2.75 million contract on Friday. The 39-year-old stands to receive up to $4 million in incentives, per Jack MacGruder of FanRag Sports, with $250,000 kicking in when the veteran reaches 40, 50 and 60 appearances and $500,000 if he reaches 70. Rodney came three games shy of the 70-appearance mark in 2016 during back-to-back stints with the Padres and Marlins. He put up a cumulative 3.44 ERA on the year, which effectively disguised the extreme split during his performances in San Diego and Miami. The Diamondbacks aren’t anywhere close to contending in 2017, but Rodney should stabilize

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  • 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.

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