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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.
  • Why has Knicks' Phil Jackson been so critical of Carmelo Anthony?

    PBT's Kurt Helin looks at Phil Jackson's recent critical remarks about Carmelo Anthony and examines why the Knicks executive is drawing so much attention to Melo in the media.

    NBC Sports
  • Niskanen out; Pacioretty's injury; enjoying the Leafs (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Max Pacioretty got off to a slow start. • Former NHL player Kevin Stevens entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to sell Oxycodone in a Boston court.

    Puck Daddy
  • Normally private, Niners coach Chip Kelly opens up about his late father

    When the San Francisco 49ers played the Chicago Bears last Sunday, head coach Chip Kelly was on the sidelines with a heavy heart: his father, Paul, had died just two days earlier. Kelly told reporters after the loss that he coached the game because his mother wanted him to.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus previews Army vs. Navy football game

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus talks to Dan Patrick about Saturday's Army vs. Navy game and answers some questions about the game including why Navy is always listed second.

    NBC Sports
  • Giants granted young fan's request to sign Mark Melancon

    When it came to signing Mark Melancon though, the motivation for San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans may have come in the form of a young fan’s letter. As everyone knows, the Giants finalized their four-year, $62M contract with the former Pirates and Nationals closer on Friday. Not long afterward, the Giants posted the following tweet containing a letter and a request from a young fan to ink Melancon very, very soon.

    Big League Stew
  • Rosario untouchable, on track to play some 3B and debut in 2017

    The Mets again told teams interested in top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario that he is unavailable via trade, GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters before leaving the Winter Meetings. For instance, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert, the Royals asked for Rosario when the Mets inquired about Wade Davis, who was eventually traded to the Cubs. "We've made that clear before and continue to make that clear when his name is mentioned, so I think clubs have gotten the message," Alderson added. MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus all consider Rosario to be the Mets' top prospect. "He has outstanding speed, hands, footwork and a very strong arm, everything he needs to stay

    SNY
  • Broncos investigating racist, threatening letter sent to Brandon Marshall

    Marshall, who kneeled for the first eight games of the season, posted photos of the letter, sent to him at the Broncos’ facility, on his Instagram feed on Friday. Its author likely doesn’t understand that taking the time to write out such hateful filth actually makes Marshall’s point about racial injustice and racist attitudes.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has 7th straight triple-double

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his seventh consecutive triple-double Friday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game against the Houston Rockets, the longest streak since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. Westbrook got his 10th rebound with 7:46 left in the fourth quarter. He already had 16 points and 10 assists. Westbrook finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Thunder won the first six games during his streak, however they fell to James Harden and the Rockets 102-99. Harden was one rebound short of his own triple-double. It was Westbrook’s 12th triple-double of the season and the 49th of his career. He is the NBA’s active leader in the category and ranks

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Justin Tuck says New York Giants need someone to light a fire

    Former Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck says that someone needs to provide a lift for the team as it heads into a divisional showdown against the Cowboys.

    NBC Sports
  • Why Harrington Is Really Happy McIlroy Didn't Overreact to Ryder Cup Heckler

    McIlroy, who was playing his match with Thomas Pieters and against Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, walked over to the gallery after hearing the spectator. Harrington, who was the vice-captain following along in that match, recently went into detail about the tense moment in a story with the Irish Golf Desk.

    Golf
  • Claude Giroux on Flyers’ winning streak, evolving as captain (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    DECEMBER 08: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates after scoring a second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Wells Fargo Center on December 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Claude Giroux hasn’t collected hockey cards since he was a kid, but a new endorsement deal with Topps might get him back in the game again.

    Puck Daddy
  • What we've learned about the Premier League at the halfway mark

    On the eve of the four-month mark in the nine-month Premier League campaign, the season is nearing the halfway point, which offers the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve seen in one of the most competitive seasons on record. The top four are separated by only four points, while fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur has conceded the fewest goals and has the fewest defeats of any side in the league (along with Arsenal). Antonio Conte’s Chelsea has been the best team in the Premier League thus far, as the Blues have bounced back from a Jose Mourinho meltdown season to claim the top spot.

    FC Yahoo
  • Now Cheer This! Cheerleading Becomes (Provisional) Olympic Sport

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted Tuesday to recognize cheerleading as a sport, granting $25,000 in annual funding to the International Cheer Union (ICU), the New York Times reported. “Cheerleading is a sport with growing popularity, IOC sports director Kit McConnell said, the BBC reported. The ICU has 4.5 registered athletes and over 100 national federations.

    People
  • Kansas F Carlton Bragg arrested on domestic battery charge

    Kansas sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was suspended indefinitely on Friday after he was arrested and charged with domestic battery. Bragg, 20, allegedly struck his girlfriend and pushed her down a flight of stairs. He was arrested shortly after midnight, according to published reports. Bragg pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. He is still being held in jail and his next court date is slated for Dec. 27. Coach Bill Self said Bragg won't play for the third-ranked Jayhawks (8-1) until after the school conducts a fact-finding mission. "Carlton and I have spoken," Self said in a statement. "He certainly understands the circumstances surrounding this issue. We are taking this charge

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  • Danny Espinosa reportedly skipped Nationals Winterfest because of Adam Eaton

    According to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post, Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa declined to attend the team’s annual Winterfest because of his dissatisfaction with management following their trade for outfielder Adam Eaton. A source told Castillo that Espinosa’s unhappiness stemmed from a belief that the acquisition would jeopardize his starting role in 2017. With Eaton in center field, Trea Turner will likely return to his post at shortstop, leaving Espinosa out in the cold — or, as the case may be, on the bench. The move shouldn’t come as a big surprise to Espinosa, however, as Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo spoke to the possibility of trading the infielder or reassigning him to a utility

    HardballTalk
  • Bernhard Langer drains it from 20 feet for birdie at PNC Father/Son

    In the opening round of the 2016 PNC Father/Son Challenge, Bernhard Langer makes his birdie putt from 20 feet on the par-4 13th hole.

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  • Troubled Tyreek Hill helping add Super Bowl dimension to emerging Chiefs

    Meet Tyreek Hill, the Kansas City Chiefs’ controversial and skilled runner/receiver/return man who came to town with more baggage than the closest Trump Tower. Anyone who watched Hill in his one year of Division I football at Oklahoma State came away with one thought about his ability as a player: electric. Hill was kicked off the Cowboys’ team and pleaded guilty to domestic abuse by strangulation.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Nets head to San Antonio for matchup with Spurs

    The Brooklyn Nets will carry a modicum of momentum and a modest one-game winning streak with them to San Antonio to play the Spurs on Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. But don't expect the Spurs to be cordial hosts, even with the holidays looming. San Antonio has struggled at home this season, going just 5-4. But Brooklyn hasn't won in Alamo City since George W. Bush's first year in office (and it's never won in the AT&T Center, which opened in October 2002), so the Nets understand the task at hand is a tall order. The Spurs lost on the road for first time this season on Thursday, falling 95-91 at Chicago to snap a four-game overall winning streak in the process. San Antonio

    SNY
  • Alexis Sanchez wins Matchday 14 Impact Player of the Week

    With a late push in voting from the fans, Alexis Sanchez is Matchday 14's Impact Player of the Week! Don't forget to vote for who you think deserves the title.

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  • Pass or Fail: Philadelphia Flyers' 2017 Stadium Series jersey (Photos)

    Your jersey matchup for the 2017 Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field in February is now set. The Flyers released their black design on Saturday morning, a few weeks after the Penguins unveiled their very yellow look.

    Puck Daddy
  • Mustafi will miss festive period - Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Shkodran Mustafi will be out of action for minimum of 21 days.

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says work on contract extension will resume ‘shortly’

    Earnhardt’s contract with Hendrick Motorsports expires after the 2017 season. Earnhardt and Hendrick had talks about extending the contract before Earnhardt was forced to sit out the final 18 races of this past season because of a concussion. Now that Earnhardt is set to go in the 2017 Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, he and Hendrick can finish work on the extension. “We’ll probably revisit that before the season starts,’’ Earnhardt said Friday in a conference call with reporters. “I’ve told you guys that before we got sick, me and Rick had been sitting down and talking about our future and the extension and what we wanted to do, and all that stuff was starting to come together. “We’re going to revisit

    NASCAR Talk
  • Ian Poulter gets in cameraman's face after Hong Kong Open quad

    Ian Poulter got into a bizarre altercation on Friday in Hong Kong. Ian Poulter’s second round at the Hong Kong Open was slipping away from him on Friday. “If I’m ready to play my shot, don’t go running behind me,” Poulter said, pointing his finger at the cameraman as he looked directly in the lens.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Premier League Preview: Arsenal vs. Stoke City

    Arsenal has won last 14 matches against Stoke Gunners are currently unbeaten in last 13 PL fixtures Stoke has gone unbeaten in eight of last nine matches Arsenal looks to remain hot on Saturday as the Gunners host Stoke City (10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and streaming via NBC Sports Live) from the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners remain in contention at the summit of the Premier League as Arsene Wenger‘s side sits second behind league leaders Chelsea on 31 points. In addition to Arsenal’s recent success in the PL, the Gunners have progressed to the final 16 in the UEFA Champions League as well, making 2016/17 a potentially strong year for the London side. Alexis Sanchez continues to lead the way for the Gunners

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Diamondbacks sign Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $2.75 million deal

    Confirming a report from Tuesday, the Diamondbacks officially signed right-hander Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $2.75 million contract on Friday. The 39-year-old stands to receive up to $4 million in incentives, per Jack MacGruder of FanRag Sports, with $250,000 kicking in when the veteran reaches 40, 50 and 60 appearances and $500,000 if he reaches 70. Rodney came three games shy of the 70-appearance mark in 2016 during back-to-back stints with the Padres and Marlins. He put up a cumulative 3.44 ERA on the year, which effectively disguised the extreme split during his performances in San Diego and Miami. The Diamondbacks aren’t anywhere close to contending in 2017, but Rodney should stabilize

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