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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 07: Katherine Legge of England, driver of the #6 True Car Dragon racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait the IZOD INDYCAR Series Media day at the Mahaffey Theater on March 7, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Katherine Legge of England, driver of the #6 True Car Dragon racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait.
  • Earl Thomas watched last week's Seahawks game incognito at Buffalo Wild Wings

    If you were in a Portland-area Buffalo Wild Wings last Sunday afternoon, you probably noticed a man in sunglasses and a hoodie who seemed a little too into the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was All-Pro safety Earl Thomas. Thomas missed the first game of his career last week because of a hamstring injury and didn’t travel with the team.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Albert Pujols opening day status in question after foot surgery

    Albert Pujols may not be ready for opening day after second surgery on right foot. At this time last year, slugger Albert Pujols was recovering from early November surgery aimed at alleviating pain near the arch of his right foot. Now we’ve learned that Pujols required surgery on the same foot on Friday to release the plantar fascia that hobbled him all season long.

    Big League Stew
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Most Popular Driver Award

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Most Popular Driver Award and thanks the all the fans for their incredible support in what he called a "tough" year.

    NBC Sports
  • Tiger Woods roars with phenomenal Round 2

    Woods opened the front nine Friday with the exact same score, 33, but this was far different than Thursday’s start-hot, collapse-late run. Woods birdied the first, sixth, and ninth holes, his drives long, his approaches accurate, his putts true. On Thursday, Woods withered at the ends of both halves of his round, bogeying the ninth and then double-bogeying 16 and 18.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • The very manly Charles Barkley still doesn't like that the Warriors play 'girly basketball'

    Charles Barkley lets us know. At this point, Charles Barkley’s distaste for the Golden State Warriors’ brand of basketball is well-established. Barkley doubled down on that stance this past summer after the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the Dubs in their 2016 Finals rematch, this time dinging Golden State — now featuring “cheater” Kevin Durant — for playing “little girly basketball” in a very sober, serious and restrained debate that took place at a nightclub inside a Lake Tahoe casino against Jerry Rice.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Former NFL Player Shot in Road Rage Incident

    Joe McKnight, a former player for the New York Jets, was shot to death Thursday following an argument at an intersection with another motorist near New Orleans. Mcknight trying to dance to the outside. Reporter: But this morning 28yearold Joe Mcknight is dead, authorities believe the victim of a road rage incident in New Orleans.

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  • Gronk's post-surgery report: 'Dance floor tomorrow night, here I come'

    Gronkowski has suffered a range of injuries this season, and the herniated disc that required surgery was perhaps the final straw for 2016. Getting out on the dance floor is one thing, going across the middle against the Raiders defense quite another. Without Gronkowski, the Patriots now lack their most significant weapon, and the AFC race is now wide open.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Clutterbuck on Williams: collision or late hit? (Video)

    There is one thing we know for sure about the hit above: Justin Williams got absolutely rocked by Cal Clutterbuck on Thursday night. The contact between the two players was well after Williams seemed to have touched the puck. Williams appears to be caught puck watching as he turns it over at center ice.

    Puck Daddy
  • Jadeveon Clowney looks like a child wearing Vince Wilfork's jersey

    Players and coaches have to find ways to keep things fun, and the Houston Texans seem to have a good grip on that idea. Texans players decided to switch jerseys at practice Friday, and no swap was better than the one between Vince Wilfork and Jadeveon Clowney. A few Texans players switched jerseys at practice today, but the Vince Wilfork and Jadeveon Clowney swap is probably the best.

    SB Nation
  • F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg Is Calling It Quits

    Less than one week after being crowned World Champion for the first time in his career, Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1. Rosberg’s retirement is a total shocker, both abrupt and unprecedented. Rosberg spent this past season under a microscope, as the rivalry between his side of the garage and that of his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, reached outright warring.

    The Drive
  • Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR’s premier series

    NASCAR announced that Monster Energy has signed a multi-year agreement to be the entitlement sponsor of what had been formerly known as the Sprint Cup Series. Monster Energy also will have naming rights to the All-Star Race and be the official energy drink of the sport. What the series will be called was not revealed. NASCAR Chairman Brian France said in Thursday’s press conference in Las Vegas that the name will be revealed later. Monster Energy officialy becomes the series sponsor Jan. 1, 2017. “Motorsports is their DNA,” France said. “You’re going to see that at the tracks. They are going to do things that are going to be fun, they’re going to be impactful and exciting.” “We’re very confident

    NASCAR Talk
  • Premier League News: December 2, 2016

    Catch up on all the latest news from around the Premier League, including a preview of Manchester City-Chelsea, Bastian Schweinsteiger's future with Manchester United and injuries building up for West Ham.

    NBC Sports
  • This Week in 'Pitch': Will they or won't they?

    Everyone knows that Mike is about to be traded to the Cubs, and Oscar the GM and Charlie the president of baseball operations specifically do not want Mike to play that day because if he gets injured, that would blow the whole deal.

    Big League Stew
  • Chris Paul poses for selfie with fan during Clippers' blowout of Cavs

    Chris Paul throws his deuces in the sky just for the shutterbugs. Commitment to craft, taking the time to get it right, and putting in the extra effort to make sure he gets the assist: that’s CP3 in a nutshell.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Breaking Down Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot: Davey Johnson

    The case for his induction: As we note each year when the Manager of the Year Awards are announced, it’s hard to properly assess managers. A team’s performance is so heavily dependent on talent and health that it’s often difficult to determine what role a manager truly plays in its success. Bruce Bochy won three World Series titles in five seasons but the Giants disappointed in the second half of 2016. Did he suddenly forget how to manage? Of course not. Stuff happens. Over time, however, it’s a bit easier. No, you can’t simply go on the number of titles a guy won, but patterns certainly emerge and a manager’s influence begins to reveal itself over decades. And there is a definite pattern for

    HardballTalk
  • Rehab isn't helping, so Bears' Jay Cutler to have season-ending surgery

    The 2-9 Chicago Bears will be finishing out their season with their third-string quarterback under center. On Thursday, Bears coach John Fox told reporters that veteran QB Jay Cutler’s rehabilitation efforts have not been effective, and that he will undergo surgery to repair his damaged labrum in his throwing shoulder. Lonely times: Jay Cutler will undergo season-ending surgery.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Gerard Gallant says post-firing taxi photos 'blown out of proportion'

    Former Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said the reason he took a taxi after his Sunday firing was because he didn’t want to wait for a car service that the team had called. Gallant spoke with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and said the situation, which went viral after photos of him waiting at the PNC Arena loading dock surfaced, wasn’t as bad as it looked. “I know everyone has seen the photos of me getting into the cab,” Gallant said via Friedman.

    Puck Daddy
  • What to expect from next week's MLB Winter Meetings in DC

    MLB's 2016 Winter Meetings will begin Monday, Dec. 5, from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center outside Washington, D.C. The Meetings conclude Thursday morning after the Rule 5 Draft. In short, the MLB Winter Meetings are a three-and-a-half day conference at a large hotel, where MLB executives, their staffs and managers meet with agents, players and other team's executives, staffs and managers in hopes of working on or completing ways to improve their team. There is also a trade expo and job fair for people looking to work in baseball. The buzz around the game points to more trades next week than free-agent signings. It's a weak free-agent market, which has left teams using the last

    SNY
  • Reports: Houston targets Les Miles, Lane Kiffin, others in coaching search

    Les Miles is stepping up his search for new employment. The search to replace Tom Herman at Houston could conclude as early as next week and the Cougars could be announcing a high-profile hire. According to multiple reports, Houston has a short list of “five and six names,” that includes former LSU coach Les Miles, former Baylor coach Art Briles, current Alabama coordinator Lane Kiffin and West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Dana White created interim featherweight belt because of huge logjam

    There were a lot of disappointed fans when the UFC announced that Conor McGregor had given up the featherweight title he’d won at UFC 194 by knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. There was also speculation, including from John Kavanagh, McGregor’s highly respected coach, that the decision wasn’t McGregor’s. UFC president Dana White vehemently disputed that contention in an interview Thursday with Yahoo Sports.

    Cagewriter
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid enter El Clasico with drastic reversal of roles

    Messi, unlike Barca, is in form, while CR7 and Real are rolling along. Nine months and one day after beating a Barcelona side that looked like it would be the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles, Real Madrid returns to Catalonia’s church of football on Saturday. The El Clasico on April 2 – a 2-1 Real victory – ended an historic run of 39 matches unbeaten for Barcelona and set into motion a series of events that denied Barca the possibility of a double-treble.

    FC Yahoo
  • Alex Radulov bloodied by Logan Couture high stick (Video)

    Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Radulov was bloodied after he took a high stick from San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture late in their Friday game. During an offensive zone opportunity for the Habs, Couture got his stick up under Radulov’s visor. The

    Puck Daddy
  • NBA: Lakers should’ve been call for committing late shooting foul on Jimmy Butler in win over Bulls

    Dwyane Wade insisted there were no excuses for the Bulls’ “ugly” loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. But here’s one: A key missed shooting foul down the stretch. Lakers forward Brandon Ingram should’ve been whistled for committing a shooting foul on Jimmy Butler with 1:09 left, according to the Last Two Minute Report: Ingram (LAL) makes contact with Butler (CHI) that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt. A correct call would’ve sent Butler – who’s making 89% of his free throws this season and 82% in his career – to the line for two attempts. Instead, the Lakers grabbed the defensive rebound and pushed their lead to three, leaving Butler to miss a forced a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Jimmy John’s extends sponsorship agreement with Kevin Harvick’s team

    Jimmy John’s will serve as the primary sponsor for 16 races in 2017, including the Daytona 500. The company will be a major associate sponsor in the remaining 22 races. “We are fortunate to partner with Kevin for many years in a very meaningful way,” said Jimmy John Liautaud, owner and founder of Jimmy John’s in a statement from the team. “On and off the track, Kevin and (wife) DeLana Harvick are winners in all they do, and Stewart-Haas Racing has proven to be an excellent home for them and for Jimmy John’s.” Said Kevin Harvick in a statement: “I’ve known Jimmy since 2009 and I’ve personally seen how driven he is and how his work ethic is embraced by Jimmy John’s franchise owners. He wants to

    NASCAR Talk
  • New rule could prevent Shohei Otani from coming to MLB until 2019

    Major League Baseball and the players union coming together on a new collective-bargaining agreement prior to Thursday’s deadline elicited a positive response from baseball fans. Why wouldn’t that be the case? As a result of new international signing rules, Nippon-Ham Fighters superstar Shohei Otani probably won’t be coming to the majors until at least 2019. Here’s part of the new CBA nobody really likes: With new int’l signing age 25, Japanese star Shohei Otani won’t be coming to MLB until 2019.

    Big League Stew