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LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 01, 1979: Muhammad Ali and his wife Veronica Porsche Ali, Dr. Jerry Buss, Dr. Buss's date, Mayor Thomas Bradley and his wife Ethel Bradley at a charity concert at the The "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles, California. **EXCLUSIVE** (Photos by Brad Elterman/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption *** Muhammad Ali;Veronica Porsche Ali;Dr. Jerry Buss;Mayor Thomas Bradley;Ethel Bradley

  • Tiger Woods' Presence Already Benefiting the Fiery Patrick Reed

    The other members of Patrick Reed's foursome, or pod, didn't want to play a second nine holes Tuesday because it was too windy. The vice captain overseeing Reed's pod immediately volunteered to go with him. "He was like, 'All right, well, let's go,' and he walked it with me," Reed said Thursday morning.

    Golf
  • What kind of manager would Cristiano Ronaldo be?

    Cristiano Ronaldo remains central to Real Madrid’s goal-scoring aspirations, but one day, he will have to hang up his cleats. [ FC Yahoo: You won’t believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before games ] The soccer “afterlife” is a daunting prospect for a man

    FC Yahoo
  • Ohio State DC Greg Schiano cited for crash with bicyclist

    Greg Schiano is in his first season as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was issued a traffic citation Wednesday. Last Thursday morning, Schiano’s truck hit a bicyclist, resulting in a ticket for “failure to obey a traffic-control device.” The ticket is a minor misdemeanor, per the Columbus Dispatch.

    Dr. Saturday
  • José Fernández's Pallbearers Wear No. 16 Jersey in Emotional Funeral for Marlins Star

    Pallbearers wearing Miami Marlins star José Fernández number 16 jersey carried his casket into the private funeral that was held for the 24-year-old on Thursday. One day after fans were able to say their final farewell, nearly 200 members of the Miami Marlins organization gathered at St. Brendan Catholic Church with Fernández's closest family and friends. Dee Gordon, the player who hit a solo home run to begin the first Marlins game after Fernández's death, was also spotted crying in the pews.

    People
  • Celtic 3-3 Manchester City: Visitors come back thrice on wild night in Glasgow

    Dembele nets twice Celtic led 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 Sterling scores for, against City Fernandinho, Nolito also score Moussa Dembele scored a brace, but Manchester City came back from a trio of deficits to draw Celtic 3-3 at Celtic Park in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday. Raheem Sterling had a goal and an own goal for Man City, while Fernandinho and Nolito also netted for the visitors. The draw means Pep Guardiola remains unbeaten at City through 11 matches in charge, but City falls behind Barcelona in Group C. City is three points ahead of third-place Celtic after two matches. [ MORE: Champions League standings ] What a start we had at Celtic Park, with four goals coming in the first 28 minutes

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Brett Hull compares Team USA to Titanic, laments ‘old boys’ management

    Brett Hull was a sensational choice for ESPN as an analyst, as his passion for Team USA brought gravitas to his off-the-cuff comments. “The philosophy was picked, and they picked it to beat Canada,” continued Hull.

    Puck Daddy
  • Video: Here’s how baseball should really pay tribute to Jose Fernandez

    It probably wasn’t the greatest moment of Jose Fernandez’s career by the usual baseball standards, but God, if he didn’t love that night in 2013 against the Atlanta Braves when he smacked his first career home run. Jose Fernandez, far right, in 2013 after his homer caused the benches to clear. This was Jose Fernandez.

    Big League Stew
  • Report: Cavaliers giving championship rings to 1,000+ workers

    The Cavaliers will reportedly give David Blatt a championship ring, and Anderson Varejao also has one available. They aren’t the only two unexpected ring recipients. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided

    NBC Sports
  • Tony Stewart ready to shed responsibility of being voice of Sprint Cup garage

    But who? The man described by competitors as the sheriff of the garage is not sure. “I can sit here,’’ Stewart says, grabbing his phone in a conference room with reporters on the eighth floor of the NASCAR Plaza, “and I can pull up stuff on this phone that would make you cringe about the sport that drivers talk about. “There’s 39 of these guys that 99 out of 100 times won’t say a thing about it to you guys or to NASCAR or anybody else. I’m the one guy that most of the time will go, ‘Man this is a bad thing to talk about, I shouldn’t talk about it,’ but I’ll get pissed off enough about it to talk about it because I believe it’s worth talking about. “When you’re not getting (NASCAR’s) attention

    NASCAR Talk
  • Hal Sutton Opens Up About His 2004 Ryder Cup Miscues

    Hal Sutton and Tom Watson have at least one thing in common: They've both had their Ryder Cup captaincy strongly criticized by Phil Mickelson. Mickelson famously aired some dirty laundry after the 2014 Ryder Cup loss at Gleneagles and pointed a finger directly at Watson. At his press conference here at Hazeltine Wednesday morning, Mickelson brought up the 2004 Ryder Cup debacle, specifically how Sutton handled Mickelson and Woods, the two top-ranked players in the world at the time.

    Golf
  • Tim Tebow homers in first professional at-bat

    New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow's baseball career has barely even begun and he's already a legend. The former quarterback turned outfielder hit a home run on the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player.

    Amber Matsumoto
  • OSU's T. Boone Pickens says OU president David Boren should retire

    Founder & Chairman, BP Capital Management T. Boone Pickens speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit. Oklahoma State donor T. Boone Pickens, whose name is on the Cowboys’ stadium, has started the Bedlam rivalry a little early this year with some choice words for Oklahoma president David Boren. Pickens told the Austin American-Statesman’s podcast, “On Second Thought” that “maybe it’s time for David to retire” after a report surfaced that Boren had changed his mind about Big 12 expansion.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Mets edge closer to Wild Card berth with win over Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jay Bruce homered for the second straight day to help the Mets defeat the Marlins, 5-2, in the teams' final meeting of the season on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Who will win - Louisville or Clemson?

    Yahoo Sports' Dr. Saturday looks at the keys for Saturday's ACC showdown between top-five teams.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Howe calls England “the ultimate job,” says he’s “committed” to B’mouth

    Eddie Howe makes no bones about the fact he aspires to one day manage the English national team — one day. That day is not today, however, according to the 38-year-old Bournemouth boss, whose name was one of the first, and most frequent, linked with the now-vacant England post after the abrupt dismissal of Sam Allardyce earlier this week. Speaking Thursday, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET, on NBCSports.com), Howe all but excused himself from consideration for the job — this time around, at least. He said England is still “the ultimate job,” presumably for English managers, but reaffirmed his commitment and focus on the job at hand: his

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Huge If True: What's happening with unsigned NHL RFAs?

    The biggest and most obvious of these, this week at least, is Jacob Trouba, whose agent recently revealed a trade request made back in May. But in terms of unsigned young stars, he’s actually a rather faint one. Most notably, Bob McKenzie gave us the mother of all RFA rumor roundups this week, supplementing plenty of other reporting on the subject that has been widely circulated in recent weeks. Just to rattle off the list of names he addressed in his Wednesday morning tweetstorm: Tobias Rieder, Rasmus Ristolainen, Lindholm, Trouba, Kucherov and Gaudreau.

    Puck Daddy
  • Islanders agree to terms with Dennis Seidenberg

    Word surfaced on Wednesday morning that the New York Islanders were expected to sign veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to TSN’s Darren Dreger earlier in the day the value is reported to be $1 million. Seidenberg is currently playing a significant role for Team Europe, a surprise finalist against the heavily favored Canadians.

    NBC Sports
  • Vikings succeeding despite suffering major setbacks, ready for Giants

    The New York Red Bulls made history on Tuesday night, playing Antigua to a scoreless draw in Guatemala City. With the point, they clinched first place in Group F and a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals for the first time. In 2009, they fell in the qualification round to Trinidad and Tobago club W Connection. In 2014, they stumbled in a winnable group, dropping points against the Montreal Impact and CD FAS of El Salvador. Now they have a chance to show they're one of the top teams in the region and go head-to-head with some powerful opposition. Advancing to the next round could also make some waves with Red Bull corporate. The New York arm of the Red Bull family has done something

    SNY
  • Darren Clarke on Willett's Bro's Article: 'Not What Europe Stands For'

    Will they do enough to help Europe keep the Cup?Now this is what the Ryder Cup needed: a little old-fashioned name-calling. Except Europe's captain Darren Clarke isn't having any of it.  On Wednesday, Danny Willett's brother penned a satirical article for the National Club Golfer where he absolutely went in on the U.S. players and fans.  A small sampling: "For the Americans to stand a chance of winning, they need their baying mob of imbeciles to caress their egos every step of the way. They need to silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling, irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer, pausing between mouthfuls of hotdog so they can scream ‘Baba booey’ until their jelly faces turn red. If these things happen, Europe will win, and I’ll try to support gracefully by embracing the same sense of fair-mindedness that has permeated this unbiased article.

    Golf
  • Week 4 Fantasy Flames: Bears' Howard to claw way to top-15 numbers

    Every Wednesday the Noise highlights 12 under-started names who he believes are destined to torch the competition. To qualify, each player must be started in fewer than 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post

    Roto Arcade
  • Xfinity Series Spotlight: Brandon Jones

    Brandon Jones was a fan of team owner Richard Childress long before he had the chance to drive for him. “I think it was my first race at Las Vegas,” Jones told NBC Sports. “He was in a hurry, Richard’s always in a hurry, but I was like, ‘Hey!’ I didn’t even know what to say to him. And now, thank gosh last year I got an opportunity to drive with him a little bit, and now we’re best friends. You can come in his office and kick back and have a normal conversation, so it’s great.” Jones, now 19, was given a five-race opportunity in 2015. After earning two top-five finishes, Jones received a full-time ride for 2016 driving the No. 33 Chevrolet. “It was a grin on my face, that’s for sure,” Jones said

    NASCAR Talk
  • Pete Rose wrote a letter to the Hall of Fame, pleading to be placed on the ballot

    Tim Brown of Yahoo has obtained a letter written by Pete Rose — well, written by his attorney — to the Baseball Hall of Fame, pleading to be placed on the ballot so he could be considered for induction by the BBWAA. The upshot of the argument is that when Rose accepted his permanent ban from baseball, it did not include a ban from Hall of Fame consideration. Which, yes, is true. But it’s also true that soon after the ban, the Hall of Fame — which is a private institution, not owned by Major League Baseball — decided to change its rules and only allow those who are not banned by baseball to be on its ballot. That rule, 3(e), was enacted in February 1991. Which is itself a tad disingenuous, as

    HardballTalk
  • Perez wants F1 future resolved in next week as delays continues

    Sergio Perez wants to get his Formula 1 plans for 2017 firmed up in the next week after growing tired of continued delays in talks with Force India. Perez had hoped to make an announcement regarding his future following the summer break at the Belgian Grand Prix, only for delays to postpone any confirmation. The Mexican had been linked with moves to Williams and Renault, but his sponsors are understood to have settled on keeping him at Force India for another season. Perez said in Singapore two weeks ago that he expected to make an announcement prior to this weekend’s race in Malaysia, but nothing has been confirmed. Speaking to reporters in Sepang on Thursday, Perez expressed his frustration

    MotorSportsTalk
  • USMNT Pulisic on assist vs. Real Madrid: “There’s no better feeling”

    Christian Pulisic continued his fairytale rise up through the ranks of the soccer world on Tuesday as the 18-year-old jumped off the bench and notched a crucial assist as Borussia Dortmund scored a late equalizer in the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid. Trailing the reigning European champions heading into the final few minutes at home in their Group F game, Pulisic picked up the ball on the right flank (see video below) and drove towards Real’s defense. He then clipped a dangerous ball to the back post which eventually found Andre Schurrle who rifled home. Dortmund’s fans went nuts and so did Pulisic. The U.S. national team attacker has now made five appearances in all competitions

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Why Anthony's leadership qualities will be tested early on

    While the New York Knicks boast a new-look team and have to deal with Derrick Rose's rape case, it will be up to Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Hornacek to keep the team focused.

    Comcast SportsNet New York