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9CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 01: David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy poses with his sons, left to right, Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn after the Los Angeles Galaxy won the 2012 MLS Cup 3-1 against the Houston Dynamo at The Home Depot Center on December 1, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy poses with his sons, left to right, Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn after the Los Angeles Galaxy won.
  • How the proposed college football recruiting changes could be a boon for northern schools

    “This rule will help us,” Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys said. The way the current recruiting cycle works, the majority of official campus visits occur in December, January and early February of a player’s senior year. Syracuse coach Dino Babers, for instance, estimates three-quarters of his program’s official visits come in January.

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  • NHL leader in ice time? Dustin Byfuglien, of course

    To that end: After five games, Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is leading the NHL in average ice time at 29:20 over 149 shifts. Keep in mind the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs games were actually overtime affairs.

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  • It’s prediction time! Who wins MLS Cup 2016?

    Because it’s extremely easy to predict what happens in MLS — yeah, right — PST’s staff has taken it upon themselves to predict the upcoming 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, which kick of Wednesday night. Links to each of our Twitter accounts have been included, because… well, you know why. Knockout round Toronto FC over Philadelphia Union D.C. United over Montreal Impact LA Galaxy over Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders over Sporting Kansas City Conference semifinals New York Red Bulls over D.C. United Toronto FC over New York City FC FC Dallas over LA Galaxy Seattle Sounders over Colorado Rapids Conference finals Toronto FC over New York Red Bulls Seattle Sounders over FC Dallas MLS Cup Toronto FC over Seattle

  • Why Tony Ferguson doesn't care for UFC gold: 'Belt is tarnished'

    Tony Ferguson continues to rack up wins in the UFC, and he keeps getting passed over for title shots. Tony Ferguson may be the most underrated, underappreciated fighter in the UFC. Six of his last eight wins have come by finish, and he’s bested a series of elite opponents, including Edson Barboza and Josh Thomson.

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  • NASCAR America airs at 5:30 p.m. ET, features Scan All Talladega

    NASCAR America is on the air at 5:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, looking back at Talladega and looking toward this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Krista Voda hosts in Stamford, Connecticut. Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett join from Burton’s garage. Among the topics on today’s show: With half of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Round of 8 field coming from one garage, the four drivers of Joe Gibbs Racing have had a successful playoffs so far. Dave Burns heads to their shop to see how they are preparing for this weekend in Martinsville. The Round of 8 is set. We break down each driver’s past success at the next three tracks – Martinsville, Texas, and Phoenix. Who is looking the most likely to

    NASCAR Talk
  • Cubs Fan Hillary Clinton Railed in Hostile Ads During NLCS Game

    Hillary Clinton was among ecstatic fans celebrating Saturday night when the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945, breaking a decades-long curse. However, the appreciation between Clinton

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  • Ten stats to know from Week 7: Melvin Gordon from bust to beast

    It was a historic week in the NFL with a massive rushing performance for the record books, but there were also a number of other stats that stick out. 1. Melvin Gordon leads the NFL with 10 total touchdowns.

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  • Mets plan to slow-play market for Yoenis Cespedes

    The Mets want to bring back Yoenis Cespedes, "but they probably wouldn't chase him if he got an enormous long-term deal elsewhere," given his age and the streaky nature of his production, according to weekend report from ESPN.com's Buster Olney. According to multiple reports, Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent. There is mutual interest in having him return to the Mets. However, "There is no urgency," a source told Olney, who says the Mets are open to effectively updating his current deal with another opt-out clause. Cespedes has until three days after the end of the World Series to decide whether to opt out of his current contract with the Mets, ESPN.com's

  • Report: Rockets management wanted to elevate Clint Capela over Dwight Howard last season, coach resisted

    When he was starting at power forward next to Dwight Howard last season, Clint Capela looked like he could eventually supplant Howard as the Rockets’ starting center. It happened this offseason with Howard leaving for the Hawks. Houston apparently wanted it to happen even sooner. Tim MacMahon of ESPN: Houston Rockets management repeatedly pushed for Clint Capela to get more playing time at the expense of Dwight Howard last season, sources told ESPN, adding to the disharmony that played a prominent role in the team’s disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Former Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff resisted complying with the wishes of general manager Daryl Morey and owner Leslie Alexander regarding

  • Georgia's top 2 tacklers cleared following marijuana investigation

    Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick (6) leads the team with 42 tackles. Two Georgia linebackers have been cleared to play against Florida on Saturday. Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick, the team’s two leading tacklers, will not be suspended after they were investigated for possession of marijuana.

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  • Crosby returns, and so does Penguins’ balanced attack in win

    With Sidney Crosby back in the lineup for the first time this season on Tuesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins roster is starting to resemble the one that lifted the Stanley Cup four months ago. About half way through their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, they finally started to look like that team on the ice, too. The Panthers were completely shutting the game down and had just put on a penalty killing clinic where they played a 40-second game of keep-away, sparking a chorus of boos from the home crowd.

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  • Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool title talk: “I don’t care”

    Jurgen Klopp isn’t having any of your title talk. After Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday at Anfield and Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all dropped points this weekend, plenty of people are talking up Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season. With nine games of the season gone, Liverpool sit joint-top with Arsenal and Man City on 20 points with Chelsea and Tottenham just behind them on 19 points. It is tight at the top but whatever people are saying, Klop isn’t bothered. “I don’t care. It is normal in football that when you are in a good position people start talking a little more positive. I don’t recognize so much what

  • Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields turning pro

    Claressa Shields celebrates after winning her second Olympic gold medal. There will be no third gold medal for Claressa Shields. The only American to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward in 2004 is turning professional and will make her pro debut on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Ward-Sergey Kovalev pay-per-view show.

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  • Ballon d’Or shortlist announced: Mahrez, Vardy among 30 nominees

    The shortlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or has been announced. With FIFA ending its association with the award, French outlet France Football will now be naming the shortlist of 30 players who can be crowned the best player on the planet. On Monday it has begun to release the shortlist in two batches of five names being announced every two hours. Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy capped off an incredible 2016 as the Premier League champions were named in the 30-man shortlist. Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne were both include, as were Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba plus West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris also made

  • Golden girl Tina Maze quits skiing

    2-time Olympic champion Tina Maze is hanging up her race boots at 33 years of age. Christina Macfarlane meets the Slovenian star in Sölden, Austria.

  • NFL Power Rankings - Seahawks stay put

    Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab explains why there's still plenty of potential for the Seattle Seahawks once they get healthy.

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  • NHL on NBCSN doubleheader: Sabres vs. Flyers; Ducks vs. Sharks

    NBCSN has a doubleheader tonight and it begins at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Philadelphia Flyers host the Buffalo Sabres. Following that game, the Anaheim Ducks will take on the Sharks in San Jose at 10:00 p.m. ET. To watch the early game online, click here. To watch the late game online, click here. The Flyers will be playing their second game in two nights, as they dropped a 3-1 decision in Montreal last night. Philadelphia had some good scoring opportunities, but they were held to one goal mainly because Canadiens goalie Carey Price put together a strong performance. “We definitely wanted to come in here and get two points and it’s disappointing with the loss,” Steve Mason said, per CSN Philly.

  • Carmelo Anthony says rather than take knee during Anthem he wants action in communities

    Colin Kaepernick certainly fired up a discussion — not always the conversation he intended, but a discussion of the treatment of African-Americans in our society was part of that conversation. No NBA player has taken that same step through the preseason, taking a knee during the national anthem (only anthem singers have done that). Some teams are locking arms during the anthem in a show of solidarity, but they stand in two orderly rows. Carmelo Anthony explained in an interview with Bleacher Report that what he and many others want to see is the next step in Kaepernick’s protest — action in the community. “I’m past the gestures,” New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that.

  • Emails show LSU thought handling of game against Florida was 'a joke'

    LSU athletic director Joe Alleva (right) was unhappy with the handling of the game against Florida. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, Board of Supervisors athletic committee chairman Blake Chatelain and team spokesman Michael Bonnette were among school officials upset with the way the SEC handled the LSU-Florida game during Hurricane Matthew. In a series of emails obtained by WRBZ-TV, Alleva and Bonnette called the situation “a joke” in the wake of Georgia-South Carolina being rescheduled for Oct. 9 and the LSU-Florida game being postponed indefinitely.

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  • Giants still in last place in division despite win over Rams, 4-3 record

    The New York Giants may have turned their season around the past two weeks with two hard-fought victories, but they are still on the bottom looking up in the suddenly competitive NFC East. The frontrunning Dallas Cowboys (5-1) remained alone in first place after a bye week; the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the previously-undefeated Minnesota Vikings, 21-10, at home to improve to 4-2 and move to second place; and the Washington Redskins fell in the final seconds to the Lions in Detroit, 20-17, to fall to 4-3 on the year. With a little over half the season remaining, only a few division games have been played. The Eagles, who play Dallas next week, have only played one game in the division thus far.

  • EFL Cup Tues. preview: Spurs-Reds, plenty of non-PL participants

    Sixteen teams remain in the battle to clinch the Premier League’s first European place of next season’s tournament, and we have some tremendous battles on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday in the EFL Cup (formerly the League Cup). Today we focus on the 24 hours ahead of us, focusing on Tuesday’s five matches and allowing the Manchester Derby, West Ham-Chelsea, and Southampton-Sunderland to percolate a bit. That’s not to say we don’t have a pair of giants dueling on Tuesday. Liverpool is three wins away from a return to the final, where the Reds fell in penalties last season. Standing in their way is Tottenham Hotspur, a deep squad which won’t have to worry much about a quick turnaround from Saturday.

  • Lexi Thompson teams with Bryson DeChambeau in men's PGA Tour event

    It's been a rare thing in Bryson DeChambeau's recent golf history that he has not been the biggest draw in his own group. It looks like that will be the case, however, at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December when he is joined in the team event by Lexi Thompson. The 21-year-old Thompson is the first female to play in the unofficial PGA Tour event since Annika Sorenstam in 2006. She's the first to play in any type of PGA Tour event since Michelle Wie in 2008. The format for the Franklin Templeton Shootout is a three-round combination of alternate shot, scramble and best ball. It consists of 12 two-golfer teams and will include Justin Thomas, Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Chappell and Luke Donald.

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  • Tim Tebow on 'Amazing' Baseball Career, New Book 'Shaken'

    Tim Tebow said his passion for the sport of baseball is making it "so much fun" to play with the New York Mets after transforming from a football star. The former NFL star, Heisman Trophy winner and college-football analyst for ESPN re-entered the world of professional sports this year as an outfielder with the New York Mets farm team. Tebow famously hit a homerun in September on the first pitch of his first at bat as a professional player in the instructional league games in Florida.

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  • Rumor: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope demanding more than $20 million annually to sign contract extension with Pistons

    Pistons owner Tom Gores said he’d pay the luxury tax if a contract extension for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put Detroit over next season. Yet, Caldwell-Pope hasn’t signed an extension with the deadline six days away. What will it take? Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: There was gossip over the summer that it would take a deal worth north of $20 million per year to get Caldwell-Pope’s signature. That’s not an unreasonable demand. It’s up to Caldwell-Pope whether he’d accept less in exchange for more security, but I think he’d get even more as a restricted free agent next summer – maybe even a max contract, which projects to start at more than $24 million. Caldwell-Pope is a good shooting guard

  • Brock Osweiler's awful Denver return summed up by one embarrassing play

    Brock Osweiler dropped the ball. Osweiler is shaping up as a huge free-agent mistake for the Houston Texans, and on Monday night he produced a blooper that will serve as a sad summation of his first Texans season. Osweiler’s faux pas came at the start of the fourth quarter.

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