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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.
  • Brad Marchand on goals, Halloween costumes, Boston fan love (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    Since the start of the World Cup of Hockey, Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has scored at a prolific rate. The agitating winger started the season with for Team Canada where he was the designated sniper on the top scoring line with Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron. Marchand finished that tournament with five goals and eight points in six games.

    Puck Daddy
  • Lewis Hamilton Leads Mercedes F1 Smack Down in USGP Qualifying

    AMG Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole in the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The 31-year-old Brit turned a lap nearly a quarter second faster than his teammate, Nico Rosberg. That’s practically

    The Drive
  • Three reasons we shouldn't count out the Dodgers in the NLCS

    As the first pitch of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series nears, almost all of the focus is on the Chicago Cubs opportunity to make history, reverse curses and reach the franchise’s first World Series since 1945. If any team has needed a 48-hour break to clear its mind and perhaps even allow the pressure to shift to the other side, it’s this Dodgers squad.

    Big League Stew
  • SportsFlash – Josh Brown put on commissioner’s exempt list

    Yahoo Sports recaps the top sports headlines including the latest on Josh Brown, good news for the Buffalo Bills, and “Wild Thing” at the World Series.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell details plan for Seahawks

    The Arizona Cardinals player chats with Michele Tafoya about Chandler Jones, the team's plan for the Seahawks, how the absence of Marshawn Lynch is helpful and Calais' voice.

    NBC Sports
  • Flyers’ Dale Weise suspended three games

    The Philadelphia Flyers are going to be without forward Dale Weise for the next three games as a result of a suspension handed out by the NHL’s department of player safety on Friday evening. The league announced that Weise has been suspended due to an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer during their game in Philadelphia on Thursday night. Weise was not penalized for the hit. The incident happened midway through the second period of the Ducks’ 3-2 win, and came just as Holzer was skating with the puck in his own zone. Here is a look at the play, as well as the NHL’s explanation for the suspension. Holzer was not injured as a result of the hit. The Flyers have

  • Giants coach Ben McAdoo: 'We're not going to turn our back' on Josh Brown

    New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo continued to voice support for Josh Brown in the face of newly released police documents in which the kicker admitted to abusive behavior toward his ex-wife. Brown was left off the team’s flight to London following the release of the documents Wednesday, but McAdoo stuck by his player in a Friday news conference as the team preps to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Twickenham Stadium. “It was a tough conversation with Josh,” McAdoo said.

    Shutdown Corner
  • What Presidential Race? The Only Contest Chicago Cubs Fans Care About Today is for Pennant

    The Chicago Cubs could tonight do something they haven’t in 71 years: earn a spot in the World Series. A win for the Cubs in tonight’s game six of the National League playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers would put the team into the annual championship series of Major League Baseball for the first time since 1945. It would also bring the Cubs one step closer to winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.

    Good Morning America
  • Rudy Gay gave George Karl a pretty dark welcome to Sacramento

    Rudy Gay ponders another day in hell. The Sacramento Kings have been one of the worst and most unstable franchises in the NBA for the better part of a decade. Small forward Rudy Gay was apparently in that dark frame of mind when George Karl became Kings head coach in February 2015.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Why does Henrik Lundqvist start slow? (Trending Topics)

    The Rangers defeated the Islanders 5-3. It was hard not to notice Henrik Lundqvist having another rough outing on Wednesday night. Certainly, expecting Lundqvist to stay below .900 on his save percentage is a fool’s errand, but on some level, you don’t like to see a team expected to have a decent amount of problems squandering what has been a solid start to the season, possession-wise.

    Puck Daddy
  • Jimmie Johnson fastest in final Sprint Cup Series practice at Talladega

    Jimmie Johnson was fastest in final Sprint Series practice Friday at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 196.386 mph. Johnson was followed by fellow Chase drivers Matt Kenseth (196.338 mph), Chase Elliott (196.334 mph), and Carl Edwards (196.330 mph). Alex Bowman, a non-Chase driver, was fifth fastest at 196.330 mph. Johnson was the only Chase driver in the top 10 in speeds who is locked into the next round of the Chase. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Elliott, is outside of a transfer spot by 25 points. The rest of the top 10 in final practice were Kasey Kahne (196.330 mph), Paul Menard (196.302 mph), Ryan Reed (196.266 mph), Kyle Busch (196.262 mph), and Martin Truex Jr. (196.250 mph).

    NASCAR Talk
  • WATCH, STREAM: Premier League TV schedule – Week 9

    Week 9 of the 2016-17 Premier League season is here. It all kicks off with Bournemouth hosting Tottenham Hotspur (7:30 a.m. ET live NBCSN andonline via NBC Sports.com) at the Vitality Stadium with two teams full of young English players to go head-to-head. Then Arsenal welcome Middlesbrough (10 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) to the Emirates with Arsene Wenger‘s side searching for a seventh-straight win in the PL, while Boro have won just one of their opening eight games. Rounding things off on Saturday, Liverpool and West Brom clash at Anfield (12:30 p.m. ET live NBC and online via NBC Sports.com) in a battle between two different styles. Can Tony Pulis‘ pragmatic approach

  • Alex Rodriguez nearly laughed when Pete Rose complimented Derek Jeter

    Alex Rodriguez cannot stop his face from making that look when Pete Rose starts complimenting Derek Jeter. Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, and Frank Thomas have been providing interesting commentary before and after the games, with A-Rod in particular standing out as a guy with deep baseball knowledge and a thoughtful approach. Of course, when you sit A-Rod and his thoughtful approach next to Pete Rose, king of the hot take, you’re bound to get a few strange and uncomfortable moments.

    Big League Stew
  • Ming towers over Gulbis, Creamer at pro-am

    LPGA pros Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer met a highly (literally) impressive guest yesterday at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am in South China. The two could only stare in awe at former basketball pro. And judging from Ming's face, he gets that a lot.  Gulbis and Creamer are tall in their own right (both are 5-foot-9). But the two look bite-sized standing next to the retired Houston Rocket, who towers at 7-foot-6. The Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am hosted nine professional golfers this year — including Gary Player, Suzann Pettersen, John Daly and Mark O’Meara — and 27 additional sports and entertainment stars such as Allen Iverson, Boris Becker and Michael Douglas. As for Ming,

    Golf Channel
  • Douglas Murray on hockey future: 'It's over now'

    Douglas Murray, defenseman for three NHL teams over 518 games, has retired. Two months after injury ended his time in Germany, he joined the Calgary Flames on a tryout for the final month of the season but never played a game. Drafted in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL Draft out of Cornell University, Murray, sometimes known by his nickname of Crankshaft, spent the first eight seasons of his career with the San Jose Sharks.

    Puck Daddy
  • Injury Wrap: Waiting on LeSean McCoy; Jordan Reed out

    • With Doug Martin (hamstring) now week-to-week, it’s going to be the Jacquizz Rodgers show at San Francisco. • Tyler Eifert (back) has a chance to play Sunday, though it’s going to be a game-day decision and he probably isn’t ready for a full-time workload. • Jordan Reed (concussion) isn’t ready to play, so perhaps Vernon Davis will get a bump against Detroit’s leaky seam coverage.

    Roto Arcade
  • Jim Furyk: We need to make golf more fun

    The PGA Tour season wrapped up last month with 27-year-old Rory McIlroy winning the FedEx Cup, golf’s version of a postseason. The year’s four Major tournaments were won by Danny Willett (who is 29), Dustin Johnson (32), Henrik Stenson (40), and Jimmy Walker (37). Johnson was named PGA Tour Player of the Year.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Report: Lakers want to keep Metta World Peace… as assistant coach

    The Lakers must drop two players before the regular season. The four primary candidates: Nick Young, the only one of the four with a guaranteed salary. There was talk of waiving him anyway, but he has seemingly played his way onto the team in the preseason. Yi Jianlian, who has the highest salary of the group. His partially guaranteed, incentive-laden contract makes him an intriguing trade chip. Thomas Robinson, the youngest of the bunch. The 25-year-old might be the best center in a few years of anyone on the Lakers’ roster. Metta World Peace, the oldest player on the team. He turns 37 next month and hasn’t been productive in years. The Lakers face one tough choice. Waiving World Peace should

  • Red Sox sports medicine director says David Ortiz “was essentially playing on stumps”

    David Ortiz had a whale of a final season with the Red Sox. It was so good that he was asked, many, many times, if he was thinking of reversing his retirement decision and coming back for 2017. Ortiz always said no, he was still retiring, occasionally making mention of his aching feet and the physical grind his 40-year-old body was undergoing. We now know just how much of a grind it was. Indeed, it was extreme. We know this because Dan Dyrek, the Red Sox’ coordinator of sports medicine services, tells it to Rob Bradford of WEEI. Dyrek says that the injuries to Ortiz’s feet, which were often referred to as achilles tendon problems, were way, way more complicated than that, affecting every muscle,

  • 10/20/16: MLB.com FastCast

    The Cubs defeat the Dodgers 8-4 to take a 3-2 lead in the NLCS, moving within a game away from their first World Series berth since 1945

  • Martin Truex Jr. wins Sprint Cup Series pole at Talladega

    Martin Truex Jr. will start from the pole at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 193.423 mph. It is Truex’s fourth pole of the season and the 11th of his career. It is also his first pole 24 starts at Talladega. He will lead the field to the green flag alongside Brad Keselowski, who qualified second at 193.365 mph. The top five were Truex, Keselowski, Matt Kenseth (193.189 mph), Chase Elliott (193.166 mph), and Greg Biffle (193.123 mph). Four of those five (Truex, Keselowski, Kenseth, and Elliott) are Chase drivers hoping to advance into the third round of the Chase. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (192.975 mph), Kurt Busch (192.746 mph), Denny Hamlin (192.610 mph), Austin Dillon (192.177 mph), and Paul

    NASCAR Talk
  • Report: USWNT star Holiday has brain tumor removed

    World Cup champion Lauren Holiday has had a brain tumor removed, one month after giving birth. Holiday’s husband, Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced that his pregnant wife was diagnosed with an operable tumor in September, and Lauren Holiday has publicly thanked fans for support while requesting prayers. The Holidays welcomed their first child earlier this month, and Jrue left the Pelicans preseason to help his wife. The BBC added this tidbit: Unbelievably as a three-year-old, she had open-heart surgery to repair a defect and went on to become one of the world’s most respected football players. Get well soon, Lauren.

  • The injury situation in Dallas is out of control

    Patrick Sharp, Patrick Eaves, Cody Eakin, Ales Hemsky, Jiri Hudler and Mattias Janmark. Those are the six — count ’em, six — forwards Dallas is currently without, at least as of this morning, due to a myriad of ailments. Sharp and Eaves were lost in last night’s controversial OT loss to L.A. According to head coach Lindy Ruff, Sharp is dealing with concussion symptoms and will be out “a while,” and the club is expected to know more about Eaves’ lower-body ailment today (per the Morning-News). So, what about the rest of the suffering six? Hemsky (groin) appears the closest to a return, and could possibly make his season debut in Saturday’s tilt against the Blue Jackets. Hudler, dealing with what

  • NHL Power Rankings: Who’s out of the gate fastest in 2016-17? (Video)

    The 2016-17 NHL season is in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a snapshot of what the League looks like out of the gate. Through Wednesday night’s games, here is the first NHL Power Rankings from Yahoo Sports. While they were dominated

    Puck Daddy
  • Bill Murray crashed the White House press briefing to hype up the Cubs

    When you’re Bill Murray, movie star and international man of unpredictability, sometimes you just find yourself in the White House on a random Friday. Such was the case when Murray crashed the regular White House press briefing and got in front of the mic. Wearing a Cubs pullover with a Cubs cap in his hand, Murray rattled off all the reasons he thinks the Cubs have the best shot to win their National League Championship Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Big League Stew