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Wichita State's Ron Baker gets a hug from teammate Evan Wessel after Wichita State lost to Louisville 72-68 in a semi-final game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, April 6, 2013.
  • Jayson Williams calls himself 'a coward' for his role in his limo driver's 2002 shooting, coverup

    It has nearly been 15 years since Costas “Gus” Christofi, a limousine driver working to shepherd former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams and his litany of friends around for a wild night out, was accidentally shot to death in Williams’ New Jersey estate. After a series of deadlocked juries and retrials Williams later pled guilty to aggravated assault in the rifle death in 2010, and the former Nets center was found guilty on four counts of attempting to cover up his role in Christofi’s death. Williams, free since 2012 and working with an alcohol problem prior to Christofi’s death, is clearly still working through the aftermath after all but abandoning the post-NBA career that seemed so expertly laid out for him.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Tiger Woods is back, and he has no equipment deal

    Whether you’re a golf fan or not, you surely heard: Tiger Woods is back. The 14-time Major tournament winner had not played in a PGA Tour event since August 2015 before he hit the green this weekend for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. 24-year-old Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament, and Woods finished in 15th place out of 18 players (17 after Justin Rose withdrew).

    Yahoo Finance
  • World-Record Ferrari Attempt Falls Short

    The hoped-for Guinness record for the number of Ferraris in a parade that the organizers of the 2016 Finali Mondiali at Daytona International Speedway fell a bit short – 155 Ferraris short, to be precise. At the Ferrari Race Day at Silverstone in 2012, Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa led a parade of 964 Ferraris, upping the world record set in Japan of 490 cars, which upped the record set at Silverstone in 2007 of 385 cars. The parade at Daytona managed 809 Ferraris, which, while not a record, is still a bunch of Ferraris.

    The Drive
  • Cam Newton explains why he didn't have a tie and violated Panthers' dress code

    Cam Newton has had some interesting press conferences, some combative ones, some short ones, but none like the one he had on Sunday night. Newton was benched for the first series of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks for a dress-code violation. Panthers coach Ron Rivera wouldn’t get into details, but Newton said it was because he didn’t wear a tie on the team’s flight to Seattle.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Michael Irvin's reaction when Cowboys fired Jimmy Johnson: Why send car to shop when we're blowing away everybody?

    Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin recently went on G-Bag Nation on 105.3-The Fan. Here are some highlights. "I got texts back and forth from Troy right afterwards. He's just such a great dude and I love that dude, man. He doesn't have to text me and say thanks for the comments. Thanks for the comments? I'm just sharing the truth. That just tells you the type of dude he is. He'll write a thank you letter to someone who picks up his garbage. That's his job, you don't have to write a thank you letter to him." On his emotions when the Cowboys fired Jimmy Johnson to hire Barry Switzer and how Troy Aikman calmed down his angst after the move: "First of all, you've got to take the knowledge

    SportsDay
  • Cyborg explains why she turned down UFC 145-pound title fights

    UFC president Dana White recently revealed that Cris Cyborg turned down two opportunities to fight for the inaugural UFC featherweight championship, but according to the Brazilian fighter, she had a pretty good reason for it. After scoring a pair of impressive knockouts in catchweight bouts, Cyborg told the promotion she wouldn’t cut down to 140 pounds anymore, so the UFC decided to create a women’s featherweight belt for the current Invicta FC champion. However, according to White, Cyborg turned down fights against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. “What’s crazy about that is this: I offered Cris Cyborg a title fight at 145 pounds a month ago,” White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “She

    MMA Fighting
  • MLB’s new uniform deal with Under Armour brings new star power to baseball

    Under Armour will take over as MLB’s exclusive jersey-maker in 2020. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Major League Baseball made official on Monday a new uniform deal that had been reported for two months: It’s linking up with Under Armour in a deal that, in 2020, will see Under Armour become the exclusive jersey-maker of baseball. Gone will be Majestic, which had been MLB’s exclusive jersey producer since 2005 (and which last year re-upped through 2019).

    Big League Stew
  • Report: Phillies close to signing Joaquin Benoit

    Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that the Phillies are close to signing free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit. An announcement is expected before the winter meetings end on Thursday. Benoit, 39, has quietly been among the better relievers in baseball over the past seven years. This past season with the Mariners and Blue Jays, the right-hander put up an aggregate 2.81 ERA with a 52/24 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. That included a 0.38 ERA in 23 2/3 innings after the Jays acquired him from the Mariners. Benoit suffered a torn calf muscle during a benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees near the end of the regular season. He’s expected to be healthy for spring training. The Phillies have now added three

    HardballTalk
  • McDavid not pleased with concussion spotter doing their job

    In Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Connor McDavid stepped on Jared Spurgeon’s stick causing him to fall forward. McDavid’s chin/jaw/mouth made contact with ice and his head bounced up. The concussion spotter in attendance didn’t like what he saw.

    Puck Daddy
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    Dr. Saturday
  • J.R. Smith leaves Cavs-Raptors in serious pain after left knee injury

    Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith left the team’s Monday night meeting with the conference rival Toronto Raptors after suffering a scary left knee injury that left the veteran sharpshooter in evident agony on the court at the Air Canada Centre. Smith drove around Raptors defender DeMar DeRozan into the paint, then raised up to loft a floater over the outstretched arms of center Jonas Valanciunas. The ball softly splashed through the net for two points, but as it was doing so, Smith was landing awkwardly on the baseline, jamming his left foot into the ground in a halting step that stopped his momentum and immediately sent him to his knees on the court.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • The Green Bay Packers' trail of history

    The MMQB got a Packers history lesson while traveling along the Packers Heritage Trail through the heart of Green Bay, WI. For more information about the tour, visit PackersHeritageTrail.com.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Mike Zimmer back with Vikings, expected to travel with team to face Jaguars

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was forced to miss the team’s Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but it appears he’ll be back this week following eye surgery. The Vikings announced that Zimmer is expected to be back this week. Mike Zimmer is expected to return to the Minnesota Vikings sideline this weekend.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Despite winning record, Rangers ‘very aware’ they must be better

    The New York Rangers may be winning, but their head coach, Alain Vigneault, knows they need to be better. Oh right, that’s because it was the same story last season, when the Rangers got off to a great start before tailing off then fizzling out in the playoffs. To be fair to the Rangers, they’ve been without Mika Zibanejad for the past seven games, and he was a big part of their early success.

    NBC Sports
  • Hideki Matsuyama hurtling toward world No. 1 after torrid run

    Hideki Matsuyama is coming into his own. Hideki Matsuyama has finished no worse than second in his last five starts. Suddenly, Matsuyama is on the precipice of breaking through into the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Rich Hill's $48M deal is risky, but the Dodgers are well-equipped to gamble

    In a reunion that makes a ton of sense for both sides, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday that they’ve reached a three-year, $48 million agreement with veteran left-hander Rich Hill. Hill proved to be an excellent addition to the Dodgers rotation last season after being acquired from the Oakland A’s at the trade deadline. Overall, Hill posted a 1.83 ERA over six regular starts for Los Angeles, and a 2.12 ERA when expanded to include his 14 starts with Oakland.

    Big League Stew
  • Rusty Wallace finishes 10th in final Ferrari Finali Mondiali race

    In the final 35-minute Trofeo Pirelli race of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali, NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace finished 10th overall for his best result of the four-day event. Driving for Risi Competizione/Ferrari of Houston, Wallace’s top 10 bettered his results of 15th and 32nd in the second and third days of the event, which was held at Daytona International Speedway for the first time. In Sunday’s race, Wallace finished third in the Professional, North America class. “I told myself that after the struggles we’d had, that if I could walk out with a solid top 10 in the finals I’d be happy,” Wallace said in a release from the track. “The team did great and I learned a ton. We’ve been here five

    NASCAR Talk
  • KHL player dabs while sliding on ice to celebrate goal (Video)

    Somehow, the dab celebration is still going on. Evgeny Korotkov of Ufa scored his first of the year to the tie the game against Dynamo Minsk and proceeded to incorporate the dab into his unique celebration. EA Sports added the dab to NHL 17 and already have a sliding on the ice celebration in the game.

    Puck Daddy
  • Beckham bitter against officiating crew after loss to Steelers

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive PITTSBURGH -- Odell Beckham Jr. has had it with the officiating crew that he believes mishandled the Giants' 24-14 loss to the Steelers on Sunday -- the same crew he dealt with in his last two games against his nemesis, Josh Norman. He implied their rocky history has tilted the playing field against him. And he believes they should be banned from officiating any Giants games again. "It's not like I'm sitting here saying the refs are the reason we lost the game, but there's plenty of (bad) calls in the game and anybody can go watch the film. Anybody," Beckham said. "Anybody can go watch the film and see exactly what was going on. I don't know. I don't

    SNY
  • Early Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 14

    Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football expert Liz Loza reveals her top three waiver claims for Week 14 based on Sunday’s early game results.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Matt Barnes is wanted by the NYPD following an alleged nightclub assault

    The NYPD are seeking to question Kings wing Matt Barnes for an alleged assault. Matt Barnes is a wanted man again. New York City police are seeking to question the Sacramento Kings wing over allegations he choked a woman in a nightclub early Monday morning, according to multiple reports.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Eric Berry makes one of the plays of the season to steal a win for the Chiefs

    Safety Eric Berry decided that the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t going to lose on Sunday. The Falcons took a 28-27 lead with 4:32 left, and went for the two-point conversion to try to go up by a field goal.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Red Sox acquire reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Brewers

    The Brewers and Red Sox have struck a deal. The key part of it: reliever Tyler Thornburg is heading from Milwaukee to Boston. Travis Shaw and two minor leaguers, Mauricio Dubon and Josh Pennington, are heading to Milwaukee from Boston.

    NBC Sports
  • Week 7 NBA Power Rankings: A team in the East ahead of Cleveland? For now.

    For the first time this season, a team in the East has climbed above the Cleveland Cavaliers in the rankings — but it may be short-lived with Toronto taking on Cleveland on Monday night. The top of the West still dominates the top of the rankings. 1. Warriors (17-3, Last Week No. 1). The Warriors are running. They are third in the league in pace (103 possessions a game, per NBA.com) and 16.7 percent of their possessions are in transition, where they score at a 123.1 points per 100 possessions pace (best in the NBA). Bottom line, they get 23 points a possession from transition, and if you give that team easy buckets on the break it’s almost impossible to beat them. Golden State heads out on a

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Pardew saves his job, says Palace owners “don’t know a lot about football”

    While some may advise that keeping a low profile would best suit Alan Pardew right now, Crystal Palace’s embattled manager is of a totally different mindset. Following Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Southampton, in which Pardew’s side saved his job (for the time being), the 55-year-old Eagles boss and former player chose the first bright moment, Palace’s first Premier League win since Sept. 24, to hit out at the club’s new American owners with a scathing assessment of the footballing prowess, or perhaps lack thereof — quotes from the Guardian: “The chairman got a bit edgy this week, as you’d expect. We have a lot of serious investors at the club who perhaps don’t know a lot about football so the

    ProSoccerTalk