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KCARSON, CA - DECEMBER 01: David Beckham #23 of Los Angeles Galaxy walks off the field with his sons Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham after the Galaxy defeat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 to win the 2012 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on December 1, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

David Beckham #23 of Los Angeles Galaxy walks off the field with his sons Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham.
  • How the Warriors and Accenture will use 'invisible' tech at new stadium

    The NBA’s Golden State Warriors have been called Silicon Valley’s sports team. Accenture will be the exclusive tech partner of the Warriors and the Chase Center moving forward, the team and the consulting giant announced this week. To kick off the partnership, Accenture will give every attendee at the Warriors game on Thursday night a Google Cardboard virtual reality set, which lets users strap in their smartphone and watch VR video clips.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Clutterbuck on Williams: collision or late hit? (Video)

    There is one thing we know for sure about the hit above: Justin Williams got absolutely rocked by Cal Clutterbuck on Thursday night. The contact between the two players was well after Williams seemed to have touched the puck. Williams appears to be caught puck watching as he turns it over at center ice.

    Puck Daddy
  • Chris Paul poses for selfie with fan during Clippers' blowout of Cavs

    Chris Paul throws his deuces in the sky just for the shutterbugs. Commitment to craft, taking the time to get it right, and putting in the extra effort to make sure he gets the assist: that’s CP3 in a nutshell.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • NFL MVP, ROY and awards rankings: There are three legit MVP candidates right now

    Some years, the NFL MVP favorite is pretty clear by December. There could be a player or two have a great finish and become legitimate factors in the race by the end (especially New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees if the Saints make a run at the playoffs, or Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders if he has a big statistical finish), but right now three are in a clear lead. Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott – I wrote a few weeks ago that Elliott likely wouldn’t win, and I believe that.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Smith: After his bombshell, who will replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes?

    The driver market for the 2017 Formula 1 season has been a regular talking point on MotorSportsTalk for the past few months. ‘Silly season’, as it is affectionally known, was expected to be particularly crazy ahead of the 2017 season given the number of drivers who were going to be out of contract. Daniel Ricciardo told me in pre-season it was going to be “badass.” But things went quiet: Max Verstappen got an early promotion to Red Bull; Kimi Raikkonen got another year at Ferrari; Sergio Perez decided to stay at Force India. By the end of the racing season, just three seats remained at Sauber and Manor. And then Nico Rosberg dropped his bombshell. Ahead of the FIA prizegiving in Vienna on Friday

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Stay away from Jordan Reed, Sammy Watkins

    Jordan Reed is likely to be on the wrong side of questionable and Sammy Watkins' foot injury is still bothering him in Week 13.

    NBC Sports
  • This Week in 'Pitch': Will they or won't they?

    Everyone knows that Mike is about to be traded to the Cubs, and Oscar the GM and Charlie the president of baseball operations specifically do not want Mike to play that day because if he gets injured, that would blow the whole deal.

    Big League Stew
  • Jadeveon Clowney looks like a child wearing Vince Wilfork's jersey

    Players and coaches have to find ways to keep things fun, and the Houston Texans seem to have a good grip on that idea. Texans players decided to switch jerseys at practice Friday, and no swap was better than the one between Vince Wilfork and Jadeveon Clowney. A few Texans players switched jerseys at practice today, but the Vince Wilfork and Jadeveon Clowney swap is probably the best.

    SB Nation
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid enter El Clasico with drastic reversal of roles

    Messi, unlike Barca, is in form, while CR7 and Real are rolling along. Nine months and one day after beating a Barcelona side that looked like it would be the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles, Real Madrid returns to Catalonia’s church of football on Saturday. The El Clasico on April 2 – a 2-1 Real victory – ended an historic run of 39 matches unbeaten for Barcelona and set into motion a series of events that denied Barca the possibility of a double-treble.

    FC Yahoo
  • Earl Thomas watched last week's Seahawks game incognito at Buffalo Wild Wings

    If you were in a Portland-area Buffalo Wild Wings last Sunday afternoon, you probably noticed a man in sunglasses and a hoodie who seemed a little too into the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was All-Pro safety Earl Thomas. Thomas missed the first game of his career last week because of a hamstring injury and didn’t travel with the team.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Gerard Gallant says post-firing taxi photos 'blown out of proportion'

    Former Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said the reason he took a taxi after his Sunday firing was because he didn’t want to wait for a car service that the team had called. Gallant spoke with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and said the situation, which went viral after photos of him waiting at the PNC Arena loading dock surfaced, wasn’t as bad as it looked. “I know everyone has seen the photos of me getting into the cab,” Gallant said via Friedman.

    Puck Daddy
  • Nicolas Batum bounces assist through Dwight Powell’s legs (video)

    Dwyane Wade insisted there were no excuses for the Bulls’ “ugly” loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. Ingram (LAL) makes contact with Butler (CHI) that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt. Instead, the Lakers grabbed the defensive rebound and pushed their lead to three, leaving Butler to miss a forced a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Dana White created interim featherweight belt because of huge logjam

    There were a lot of disappointed fans when the UFC announced that Conor McGregor had given up the featherweight title he’d won at UFC 194 by knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. There was also speculation, including from John Kavanagh, McGregor’s highly respected coach, that the decision wasn’t McGregor’s. UFC president Dana White vehemently disputed that contention in an interview Thursday with Yahoo Sports.

    Cagewriter
  • Questions, answers about Monster Energy’s partnership with NASCAR

    NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy will become the entitlement sponsor of the sport’s premier series but many questions remain. Here’s a look at what was said at Thursday’s press conference in Las Vegas and the questions that remain. HOW LONG WILL MONSTER ENERGY BE THE SERIES SPONSOR? No such details were given. NASCAR Chairman Brian France said that it was a multi-year agreement “with some options. We never get into the specifics of contracts.’’ WHAT WILL THE SERIES BE CALLED? That detail was also not revealed. France said: “We are working on the exact composite logo … and we’ll be back shortly on that. It won’t be long. We’ve got some real good options on that.’’ WHAT ELSE IS INVOLVED

    NASCAR Talk
  • Justin Thomas, Smylie Kaufman Return to Baker's Bay for 'Winter Meetings'

    The crew is back in Baker's Bay. Well, at least half of it. Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman have returned to scene of last year's spring break shenanigans with Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth, known to golf fans as #SB2K16. Fowler and Spieth are playing

    Golf
  • Hot Stove Digest: Braves acquire Jaime Garcia from Cardinals

    The Braves rotation overhaul continued Thursday with the acquisition of Jaime Garcia. DONE DEAL: The Atlanta Braves continued to rebuild their rotation Thursday, dealing for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia. The 30-year-old Garcia is coming off a season in which he posted a 4.67 ERA over 171 2/3 innings.

    Big League Stew
  • Utah takes second in international match featuring brains, not brawn

    I've written about the annual Latin competition featuring teams from Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah State, but that doesn't do long-suffering Ute fans much good since the Cougars usually whip us. Now, there is something for U. fans to be proud of — and it involves international competition. The Utes finished second among 14 universities from around the world in — get this — computer programming. And while the University of Science and Technology of China took top honors, the U. bested two other teams from China, as well as squads from Germany, Taiwan, Singapore and Colombia. There were five other competitors from the United States, including a combined team from Boston University, the

    The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Rehab isn't helping, so Bears' Jay Cutler to have season-ending surgery

    The 2-9 Chicago Bears will be finishing out their season with their third-string quarterback under center. On Thursday, Bears coach John Fox told reporters that veteran QB Jay Cutler’s rehabilitation efforts have not been effective, and that he will undergo surgery to repair his damaged labrum in his throwing shoulder. Lonely times: Jay Cutler will undergo season-ending surgery.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Breaking Down Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot: Davey Johnson

    The case for his induction: As we note each year when the Manager of the Year Awards are announced, it’s hard to properly assess managers. A team’s performance is so heavily dependent on talent and health that it’s often difficult to determine what role a manager truly plays in its success. Bruce Bochy won three World Series titles in five seasons but the Giants disappointed in the second half of 2016. Did he suddenly forget how to manage? Of course not. Stuff happens. Over time, however, it’s a bit easier. No, you can’t simply go on the number of titles a guy won, but patterns certainly emerge and a manager’s influence begins to reveal itself over decades. And there is a definite pattern for

    HardballTalk
  • Sidney Crosby uses his mastery of the bank shot vs. Stars (Video)

    The Penguins won 6-2. The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars Thursday night 6-2 and Sidney Crosby continued his hot start to the season by scoring his 16th goal and adding two assists to give him 25 points in 18 games.

    Puck Daddy
  • How Buzz Williams has transformed long-struggling Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech is off to an impressive 6-1 start in Buzz Williams’ third season. ANAHEIM, Calif. — As referees struggled to coax a pair of young ball boys into mopping up a wet spot underneath the basket last Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams began to grow impatient. Seconds later, a Virginia Tech player grabbed a towel, dropped to his knees and began scrubbing the floor.

    The Dagger
  • Jeff Gordon to drive in 2017 Rolex 24

    Jeff Gordon drove in eight races in 2016 after he retired followed the 2015 season. Jeff Gordon will make his second Rolex 24 start in January. The four-time Sprint Cup Series champion will drive for Wayne Taylor Racing in the season-opening IMSA sports-car race at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 28-29.

    From The Marbles
  • Bowl Projections: Auburn and Florida State looking good for New Year's Six bowls

    Welcome to our last round of bowl projections guaranteed to be incorrect. If Alabama and Clemson make the College Football Playoff, it spells good news for Auburn and Florida State. The Sugar and Orange Bowls are obligated to take the next-highest teams

    Dr. Saturday
  • Mets avoid arbitration with Rene Rivera

    The Mets have avoided arbitration with C Rene Rivera, agreeing with him on a one-year deal worth $1.75 million, the team announced Friday. Rivera, 33, hit .222 with a .291 OBP and .341 SLG with six HR and 26 RBI in 65 games last season. He threw out 30 percent of would-be base-stealers. The Mets need better production from catcher next season... By Maggie Wiggin | Nov 15 | 11:44AM Coming off a breakout season, Travis d'Arnaud was the presumptive starter going into 2016, with Kevin Plawecki as his backup. Unfortunately, d'Arnaud missed more than half the season due to injury and struggled at the plate in his limited appearances, putting up a .629 OPS, almost 200 points below his 2015 mark. At

    SNY
  • NBA: Lakers should’ve been call for committing late shooting foul on Jimmy Butler in win over Bulls

    Dwyane Wade insisted there were no excuses for the Bulls’ “ugly” loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. But here’s one: A key missed shooting foul down the stretch. Lakers forward Brandon Ingram should’ve been whistled for committing a shooting foul on Jimmy Butler with 1:09 left, according to the Last Two Minute Report: Ingram (LAL) makes contact with Butler (CHI) that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt. A correct call would’ve sent Butler – who’s making 89% of his free throws this season and 82% in his career – to the line for two attempts. Instead, the Lakers grabbed the defensive rebound and pushed their lead to three, leaving Butler to miss a forced a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left.

    ProBasketballTalk