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Sonny Lindner's team races down Cordova Street, greeting spectators as they go, during the ceremonial start to the Iditarod dog sled race in downtown Anchorage. The race officially started the day after in Willow, Alaska (Reuters)

Iditarod dog sled race 2013

Mushers and their dogs head out on the 1800 kms route across Alaska.

  • Russell Wilson's injuries are even worse than we thought

    First, on the knee injury, Wilson told Seattle media he wasn’t supposed to play for four weeks. Wilson, with the help of a live-in therapist, never missed a game. Wilson has a pectoral injury he’s dealing with.

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  • Some Wrigleyville bars charging $250 to watch the World Series on TV

    World Series tickets in Chicago will cost you a very pretty (perhaps even gorgeous) penny. But let’s say you want to watch the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians play on TV at a bar in Wrigleyville, which is next to Wrigley Field. Apparently some bars in Wrigleyville are charging up to $250 to get in the door, which is an insane amount of money. What it does not include is a place to sit. So you get buffet food and drinks for the pleasure of standing and watching the World Series while packed like a sardine at a bar.

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  • Video: Cam Talbot was very angry with T.J. Oshie

    Cam Talbot had another strong game for the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night by stopping 34 of the 35 Washington Capitals shots he faced in a 4-1 win, improving his season save percentage to a robust .927. Along with backstopping the Oilers to their sixth win in seven games to open the season, the team’s best start since a guy by the name of Wayne Gretzky played for them, he was also involved in some rough stuff in the second period when he went old school on Capitals forward T.J. Oshie for charging into his crease and cross-checking him. Talbot’s response (as seen in the video above) was an attempt to feed Oshie his blocker pad. The end result of that exchange was Oshie getting a two-minute

  • Singer Pulled From National Anthem at 76ers Game Over 'We Matter' Jersey

    Singer Sevyn Streeter says the Philadelphia 76ers pulled her at the last minute from performing the national anthem at the team's season opener over a "We Matter" jersey. Sevyn posted a short video to Twitter talking about the incident at the match-up between the 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I'm at the 76ers game singing the National Anthem and the organization is telling me I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey," Sevyn said. The 76ers organization sent the following statement to Action News, a local ABC affiliate: The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen

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  • Dwyane Wade's unexpected 3-point barrage carries Bulls to 1st win

    Dwyane Wade was terrific in his first game with the Chicago Bulls. One game will not solve those questions, but Thursday night’s opener against the Boston Celtics offered some surprising initial answers. The Bulls’ trio of guards didn’t struggle from three-point range — in fact, they thrived.

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  • David Toms Enjoying His Transition to Champions Tour

    You should make a note that Sonya Toms, wife of golfer David Toms, will celebrate her birthday on Jan. 4. "The nice thing is, I don’t forget her birthday," David said Wednesday on the eve of the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. Since he won 13 tournaments, including the 2001 PGA Championship, they were frequent Kapalua visitors.

  • After limiting Cup drivers in lower series, it's time to raise the bar for Cup Series participation

    Early Wednesday, NASCAR announced a rule limiting the number of races Sprint Cup Series veterans can run in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. Now that the rule is official, the series should take a hard look at creating another one centered around experience. Namely, one establishing a higher baseline experience minimum to compete in the Cup Series. 18-year-old Gray Gaulding is attempting to make his Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Martinsville.

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  • Shea Weber powers Canadiens’ early surge after controversial trade

    The puck rolled to Shea Weber and everyone in Barclays Center knew what was coming next. In the process, he screened him, and Weber’s point blast on the power play at 17:03 gave the Habs the lead and eventually the win, 3-2, improving to 6-0-1 on the young season. “I’m maybe [surprised] at the point total,” said Montreal’s Paul Byron.

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  • Reports, reaction to Cespedes opting out, maybe leaving as free agent

    According to multiple reports, Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent...Cespedes (52) tosses his bat after a home run at Citi Field. (Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports). Most Recent Updates & Reaction Cespedes will opt out, though he and the Mets continue to have an open dialogue about a new contract, MLB reporter Jon Heyman wrote Oct. 26. Nevertheless, just as they did a year ago, the Mets seem pretty convinced Cespedes will not be back, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin tweeted later in the night. Cespedes, who has two years and $47.5 million left on his current deal, is seeking a new, five-year contract, according to Rubin. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat

  • DeMarcus Ware credits Broncos fans for getting his Super Bowl ring back

    Denver Broncos fans had DeMarcus Ware’s back. When news broke that Ware’s Super Bowl 50 ring was stolen as the Broncos played on “Monday Night Football” against the Houston Texans, Broncos fans went to work, spreading around pictures of the thieves on social media and calling in tips to police. By Wednesday, Ware’s ring was back.

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  • Who will win - Washington or Utah?

    Yahoo Sports' Dr. Saturday looks at the key matchups for Saturday's Pac-12 showdown in Salt Lake City.

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  • Kyle Schwarber shows why he's a freak of nature who can do some World Series damage for the Cubs

    Kyle Schwarber is a freak of nature, a hitter with the hand-eye coordination, explosiveness and guts to do what should be impossible. Now you know why the Cubs always believed Schwarber could help get them that championship parade down Michigan Avenue — and how the Cleveland Indians won’t just fade into history’s background as The Other Team. “No, not right now,” Schwarber said.

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  • Rangers storm back, crush Bruins

    For the first half of Wednesday’s game in New York, everything was going pretty great for the Boston Bruins. They not only had a two-goal lead, but rookie goalie Zane McIntyre was playing extremely well in his first NHL start as he filled in for injured veterans Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin. And then everything kind of fell apart for him and the Bruins defense. The Rangers stormed back for five consecutive goals on their way to a 5-2 win, handing the Bruins their fourth loss in seven games to start the season, and their second lopsided loss in a row. This game was always going to be a struggle for Boston given the injury situation both in goal and up front (David Backes was also sidelined for

  • Hawks rip off 24-4 run to put away Wizards in Dwight's debut

    Through three quarters, the 2016-17 NBA season opener between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards was a nip-and-tuck battle, a knock-down drag-out affair featuring 14 ties, 17 lead changes and plenty of dueling runs that left just one point separating the two clubs entering the fourth and final frame. Over a seven-minute span, though, the Hawks hit the gas and left the Wizards in the dust, offering hope for continued success despite major changes in the starting lineup. After a jumper by new Wizards big man Jason Smith gave Washington an 82-81 lead with 11:18 to go in regulation, the Hawks utterly dismantled Washington, ripping off a 24-4 run that turned a hard-fought contest into a laugher.

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  • HSBC Champions: Tee Times, TV Schedule, Prize Money

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Star-Studded Field for First WGC Event of the Season Russell Knox looks to defend his 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions title against a star-studded field that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler.Russell Knox

  • Man United beats City in EFL Cup Manchester derby, easing pressure on Mourinho

    Juan Mata scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 54th minute. For an October game in the lamentably irrelevant League Cup, now for some reason renamed as the English Football League Cup, this one actually mattered. Because it was a Manchester derby, of course.

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  • Georges St-Pierre shuts down rumored Michael Bisping fight at UFC 206

    A proposed fight between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping at UFC 206 was quickly shot down by GSP. For a moment, there appeared to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the ongoing battle between Georges St-Pierre and the UFC. After St-Pierre declared himself as a free agent, the UFC drew their line in the sand and stated that the former champion was still under contract.

  • Petty wants to play, but not at expense of a playoff race

    Jets QB Bryce Petty wants to play, but doesn't want it to come at the expense of a playoff race. The 2-5 Jets recently turned the reigns back over to Ryan Fitzpatrick after Geno Smith suffered a season-ending ACL injury. "It is a balance, but at the same time, to me it's always been team-first," Petty told Steve Serby of the NY Post. "It is a funny position when you think about it, but at the same time, shoot, I would much rather go to playoffs than it be the other way around. It'd be awesome to play, but in the case that I'm playing because we're not in a playoff race, if I was happy about that or excited about that, what kind of teammate would I be?" Jets head coach Todd Bowles said last week

  • Alex Rodriguez is taking his analyst role quite seriously

    If you’ve happened to catch any of the coverage of the 2016 postseason on Fox and FS1, you’ve heard former Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez as part of an analyst panel with host Kevin Burkhardt and former major leaguers Pete Rose and Frank Thomas. Rodriguez has drawn rave reviews not just for passing a rather low bar we set for former athletes-turned-commentators, but because he’s adding real insight drawn both from his playing days and from doing research. Indeed, Rodriguez is taking his new job as an analyst quite seriously, Newsday’s Neil Best reports. Bardia Shah-Rais, the VP of production for Fox, said of Rodriguez, “This is not a hobby for him. It’s not a parachute in. He’s invested. If we have

  • Column: Should NHRA get with the times to grow sport?

    Drag racing has been one of the biggest motorsport passions of my life. Ever since the first time I went to the now-defunct U.S. 30 Dragstrip in northwest Indiana – with the famous loud and echoing radio liner, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, at beautiful U.S. 30 Dragstrip, where the GREAT ONES Runnnnnnn!” – in the early 1970s, I’ve been a big fan of the quarter-mile. (By the way, for those in the Midwest who remember U.S. 30, which closed nearly 30 years ago, efforts are under way to bring it back. But I digress.) As a reporter, I’ve covered drag racing since the early 1980s. I still get as excited today following the sport as I did back then. But … and you probably figured a but was coming. While

  • Broncos RB C.J. Anderson to miss some time with a knee injury

    The Denver Broncos’ offensive plan on Monday night against the Houston Texans was to have C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker split time and pound the opposing defense on the ground. There’s some concern about half of that running back tandem, as Anderson was seeking a second opinion on a knee injury according to 9News’ Mike Klis. Booker, a rookie, has shown he can be an effective back.

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  • Don't panic, fantasy hockey owners!

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski offers early fantasy hockey advice including a Maple Leafs forward to grab off the waiver wire and a goalie to ship out while the going is good.

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  • Bruins' David Backes to miss at least 2 games after elbow surgery

    The injuries affecting the Boston Bruins isn’t only limited to their crease. Aside from being without their top two goaltenders they were also missing Frank Vatrano, Kevan Miller and David Backes. Backes is the newest member of the Bruins’ injured list and his situation was clarified a bit by the team on Wednesday morning.

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  • Draymond Green is not afraid of technical fouls: 'Next time I dunk, I'm gonna yell again'

    Draymond Green lets ’em know. You’re not allowed, in the NBA, to hang on the rim after throwing down a dunk. Each of these infractions will result in a technical foul, the result of a cadre of athletic NBA players getting a little too out of hand with the post-flush celebrations in the early and mid-1990s.

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  • EFL Cup QF draw: Man United-West Ham; Arsenal-Saints in all-PL ties

    Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s Manchester derby in the fourth round of the 2016-17 EFL Cup, the draw for the quarterfinal round presented a pair of all-Premier League clashes. Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28. As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium. Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw Liverpool vs. Leeds United Manchester United vs. West Ham Hull City vs. Newcastle