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Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen follows through on a pitch against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Fantasy baseball stock watch - Week 16

Maintaining your fantasy baseball roster can be a daunting task with all of the variables to keep track. Thank goodness for this weekly Yahoo Sports cheat sheet of players to keep and players to drop. Find out whose stock is going up and whose stock is plummeting this week.

  • NFL morning after: The decline of Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick is the NFL’s most significant player off the field, a player whose simple act of declining to stand during the national anthem has led to wide-ranging discussions across America about race, police brutality, free speech and the role of sport in society. That has been the subject of thousands of commentaries. But it’s not the subject of this commentary. Instead, I want to talk about why I also consider Kaepernick the most fascinating NFL player off the field. And the reason for that is simple: He has rapidly declined from a very good quarterback to a terrible quarterback, at an age when most quarterbacks are still getting better. It was less than four years ago that Kaepernick

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  • Gilbert Arenas -- My $111 Mil NBA Contract Is Up ... I Can't Afford Private School

    Gilbert Arenas' infamous $111 MILLION contract with the Washington Wizards is finally about to expire ... and Gilbert says he will be so poor, he won't be able to afford private school for his kids.  Gilbert signed the 6-year guaranteed contract back in 2008 -- but according to new court filings in his family law case, obtained by TMZ Sports, Arenas will get his last installment on October 31st (the contract was paid out over 8 years). It was good while it lasted ... and Gilbert knew it when he spoke to our photog about the contract in 2013. The problem, Arenas says ... is now that he's no longer getting NBA checks, he'll only earn $169,895 per year in investment income ... not enough to live

  • Ryan Miller slams goaltending equipment criticism: 'I’m inside the rules'

    Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.

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  • Mets expect starting pitchers to be healthy by Spring Training

    Team doctors are telling the Mets that Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey should all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported this past weekend.

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  • Chelsea rout Manchester United 4-0 to ruin Jose Mourinho's return (Video)

    Jose Mourinho accomplished something on Sunday that he was incapable of doing last season as Chelsea manager: motivate Chelsea’s players. The return of the Special One to Stamford Bridge – for the first time since being fired last December – was all the inspiration the Blues needed as they rampaged to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Mourinho’s listless Manchester United. It took just 30 seconds for Chelsea to grab the lead.

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  • Disastrous Break, Quadruple Bogey Derails PGA Tour Player's Chance at Win

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Justin Thomas Defends Title at CIMB Classic Justin Thomas battled back from a four-shot deficit during the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lampur to successfully defend his 2015 title.Anirban Lahiri had one of the

  • Joe Gibbs Racing shows why being conservative works in the Chase

    Maybe Talladega was the “lay up” race of the third round? Joe Gibbs Racing’s four cars represent half of the eight drivers advancing to the third round of the Chase. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth entered Sunday’s race with hefty points advantages over ninth place.

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  • PHOTO: The Moment Clinton Learned the Cubs Are World Series-Bound

    Hillary Clinton's travelling press secretary captured the moment that the Democratic presidential candidate learned that her beloved Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series. Nick Merrill snapped the photo Saturday night onboard the campaign plane, where Clinton -- who was raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge -- was handed a phone and watched highlights from the game. The Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. It will be the team's first time in the World Series since 1945. "That look when you cap off a day on the trail by watching the @Cubs cement their trip to the #WorldSeries. #FlyTheW," tweeted Merrill. The game had just ended as Clinton was boarding a plane in Philadelphia, where

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  • Terry Francona and Tyronn Lue are typically awkward acquaintances

    Indians manager Terry Francona (left) and Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue are still on good terms despite a text message mix up. Indians manager Terry Francona and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue are the leaders behind the sports renaissance in Cleveland. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the two men first met years ago in Boston when Francona was managing the Red Sox and Lue was an assistant coach for the Celtics.

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  • NFL won't have a stranger game this season than the Cardinals-Seahawks tie

    There won’t be a weirder game on Sunday night this NFL season. There won’t be a weirder one on Thursday night, Monday night, Sunday afternoon or any other time the NFL wants to play, either. Each team missed a chip shot field goal in the final minutes of overtime when the game seemed to be over.

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  • Don’t glare: Heritage Classic start time delayed

    It’s not a familiar situation for the NHL, but it has happened before: a weather delay for a hockey game. The Winnipeg Jets confirmed that the start time for their Heritage Classic game against the Edmonton Oilers has been delayed. The glare of the sun appears to be too much. At the moment, it is not yet known how severe the delay will be. Puck drop was originally scheduled for just after 3 p.m. ET. That’s a bummer, but at least it inspired a joke that would probably make Ilya Bryzgalov smile: Warm-ups were moved to 4 p.m. ET. PHT will keep you posted if there are any other changes.

  • Winners and Losers: The pool of CFP candidates is thinning

    There’s a little more than a week until the first official College Football Playoff rankings are announced, and there are still a handful of teams that could make the Top 4. As we saw Saturday with Ohio State, it’s difficult to stay at the top of the heap and more often than not the teams that appear at the top of the first CFP rankings aren’t necessarily the teams that go on to actually play in the playoff. Alabama: Can anyone topple the Tide? For a moment on Saturday, Texas A&M made it look possible, but a few mistakes later and the Tide were heading off the field with another dominant victory.

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  • Report: Yi Jianlian has asked for release, will be waived by Lakers

    On paper, Chinese center Yi Jianlian made a lot of sense for the Lakers, especially in Luke Walton’s system — he was the only floor spacing big on the roster. Watching Yi at the Olympics, it was easy to imagine it working out for him in the NBA this time around. In practice, he was struggling to find a consistent role with the team. He had averaged less than 11 minutes a game in the preseason, shooting 35 percent overall and 16.7 percent from three. His defense wasn’t good, and he remains a player who doesn’t exactly have a high motor. With Julius Randle, Larry Nance, Timofey Mozgov, and Tarik Black, Yi wasn’t finding a consistent niche. So he has asked out of his contract and the Lakers are

  • The Jimmy Vesey show leads Rangers over Capitals

    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin had the big highlight early in the game on Saturday night, but it was New York Rangers rookie Jimmy Vesey that ended up stealing the show. Vesey scored a pair of goals for the Rangers — the first multi-goal game of his career —  to help lead his team to a 4-2 win in Washington. Even though he had never played a game in the NHL before this season, Vesey was still one of the most sought after free agents this summer after he completed his college career at Harvard. He eventually signed an entry level deal with the Rangers, and given how much attention his free agency saga generated it seemed hard to believe that he could ever match the hype. Especially

  • How will DeAndre Hopkins perform in Denver?

    Yahoo Sports' Fantasy Football Live crew looks ahead to Monday night's meeting between the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos.

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  • NASCAR says Gibbs’ sandbagging strategy was legal at Talladega; didn’t violate 100 percent rule

    A NASCAR official affirmed Monday morning that Joe Gibbs Racing didn’t violate the “100 percent rule” by electing to run at the back of the pack Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR rulebook requires drivers “to race at 100 percent of their ability,” but NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell said the JGR cars didn’t run afoul of the law because they pursued a strategy. “I’d say they do not fall into (the 100 percent rule),” O’Donnell said Monday during his weekly appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio’s The Morning Drive.

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  • Cubs loving Jonathan Toews outed as White Sox fan by Kris Versteeg

    The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.

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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.

  • Randy Moss, Tedy Bruschi highly critical of Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown case

    Two more former NFL players have weighed in on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his mishandling of the situation with New York Giants kicker Josh Brown. Randy Moss, during a segment on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” discussing Brown and the league continuing to bungle domestic violence cases, put things squarely on Goodell’s shoulders.

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  • NFL FANTASY - Charles and Ware battle it out in the K.C. backfield

    Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football expert Liz Loza breaks down the battle between Jamaal Charles and Spencer Ware in the K.C. backfield.

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  • Michael Crabtree touched his shoulder and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct

    Michael Crabtree is one unsportsmanlike conduct penalty from an automatic ejection after getting penalized for doing nothing wrong. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree wasn’t able to avoid the penalty Sunday, even though he didn’t even do one. Crabtree celebrated a 2-yard touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars just before halftime by tossing the ball.

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  • Reports: Celtics waive R.J. Hunter, keep James Young

    The Celtics’ final regular-season roster spot came down to a couple recent first-round picks who had guaranteed salaries on their rookie-scale deals: James Young (No. 17 pick in 2014) R.J. Hunter (No. 28 pick in 2015) Young won. Adrian Wojnarowski

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  • Niki Lauda hits out at Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone over Nico Rosberg comments

    Formula One legend Niki Lauda has hit out at F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone over his comments on Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, calling them "very unfair". The Chief Executive of the Formula One group, Ecclestone, had criticised the German, saying that Rosberg's win would not help the sport. The 86-year-old Ecclestone, widely considered as the primary authority in Formula One racing, recently admitted that he would prefer that Lewis Hamilton won the title and not Rosberg. He said that "there is nothing to write about" Rosberg and that only Mercedes and not the sport would benefit from his win. Lauda, who is a three-time Formula One champion and currently the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes

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  • The tragic story of the champion Jewish fencer who fought for Hitler

    She represented Germany at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics, bringing home a gold medal. Four years later, she competed in the Los Angeles Games. Two hours before her final matches, she learned that her boyfriend had died in a military training accident. She finished fifth. Mayer stayed in California and attended college for international law, hoping to perhaps become a diplomat for her country one day. In 1933, Hitler and the Nazi Party took power in Germany, and quickly set to work stripping away the rights of Jewish citizens — including Mayer, whose father was Jewish. Mayer’s membership in her hometown fencing club was revoked, and it became clear she could not return to Germany. The former

  • Kevin Harvick confronts Kurt Busch after cooldown lap contact at Talladega (Video)

    Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick had altercations inside and outside of their cars after Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch’s No. 41 Chevrolet slammed into Harvick’s No. 4 on the cooldown lap of the Hellmann’s 500. Harvick then angrily confronted Busch in the pits, reaching into the cockpit while Busch remained in his car (video above). “He cleaned the side of our car out after the checkered flag,” Harvick told Dave Burns in an NBCSN interview. “I don’t really understand that. All in all, our team did a great job. Didn’t have a scratch on it until then. That’s pretty good for Talladega.” Asked if Busch had an explanation, Harvick answered, “Not really” with

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