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RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court with attorney Lawrence Woodward August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge. (Photo by Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court with attorney Lawrence Woodward August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.

Michael Vick's journey to prison and back

Vick was on top of his game until he was convicted on charges connected to dogfighting. Since returning to the NFL in 2009, he has worked towards fixing his image.

  • NFL Puts Giants’ Josh Brown on Paid Suspension Over Domestic Abuse

    The NFL has put New York Giants kicker Josh Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list as league investigators go through a trove of newly released documents in which the player admitted to abusing his then-wife Molly Brown. On Friday afternoon Adolpho Birch, NFL senior vice president of Labor Policy & League Affairs, sent a letter to Brown informing him that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had placed him on the except list on a "limited and temporary basis" while the league reviews the documents released by the King County (Washington) Police Department. Brown will be paid his salary "pursuant to the terms" of his contract, and he may appeal the decision within three days of receiving the letter.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • Gracie Gold addresses issues of weight, physical shape in skating

    Dressed in sparkling gold, Gracie Gold arrived at Skate America, the kickoff event of the new figure skating season, hoping to reassert herself as the nation’s pre-eminent skater 16 months before the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Instead, she followed a shaky short program Friday evening with a poor long program Saturday afternoon, falling twice to drop to fifth place in the 11-woman field, finishing 12 points behind the winner, Ashley Wagner, her American teammate and rival who is still riding the momentum of winning the world silver medal last spring. Within minutes of leaving the ice, Gold, 21, the two-time U.S. national champion, spoke alarmingly about the pressure she feels. “We just need to adjust my physical shape and mental shape to see if the program can be salvaged for the rest of the year,” she said.

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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Draymond Green kicks at Allen Crabbe, and they have to be separated (video)

    For the past month we’ve tackled 51 questions we cannot wait to see answered during the upcoming NBA season. Does Al Horford change the perception of the Celtics? This summer, Al Horford shattered the myth that Boston couldn’t attract elite free agents. It was always a perception that lived more in the heads of frustrated Celtics fans than it did NBA reality.

  • 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
  • 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.

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  • NASCAR confiscate parts from Martin Truex Jr.’s team

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR confirmed that confiscated front jack screws from the car of Martin Truex Jr. during pre-qualifying inspection Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, but crew chief Cole Pearn said the issue was unintentional. Motorsport.com first reported NASCAR’s actions. “It was just a stupid mistake,” Pearn said after Truex won the pole for Sunday’s race. “Obviously, you’re not trying to lower the center of gravity on just the left front corner of one part of the car seems kind of ridiculous to get spun out as much as control as it has so far.” NASCAR typically does not determine a penalty until the following week.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Gretzky surprised by support from Jets fans heading into Heritage Classic alumni game

    It’s Heritage Classic weekend in the NHL, which means that there will be an alumni game between the Jets and Oilers on Saturday afternoon. The rivalry between these two teams has come down a few notches over the years (mainly because the Jets moved to Phoenix), but that doesn’t diminish how intense it used to be. It was so intense that Wayne Gretzky, who will be dressing for the Oilers alum, was surprised when he was cheered during Friday’s practice at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. “I was kind of Public Enemy No. 1 back in the day,” Gretzky said, per NHL.com. “But, that is the way it should be. I was with the other team. When I was in Winnipeg, the people were great to me and they always

  • Arsenal, Middlesbrough play to scoreless draw

    Arsenal was unable to score against Middlesbrough as the teams drew 0-0. However, the Gunners did extend their Premier League unbeaten streak to eight matches.

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  • Chelsea: Conte expects warm reception for Mourinho; Terry is fit

    The managers are meeting the media ahead of this week’s Premier League matches, and many eyes are trained on one specific match-up. Chelsea and Manchester United meet on Sunday, the first time Jose Mourinho will manage against his old side since his unceremonious exit last winger. Mourinho, of course, led Chelsea to the 2014-15 title only to see a miserable start to the following campaign. He was hired at Manchester United this summer, but Conte thinks Mourinho’s Chelsea laurels have earned him some love from Stamford Bridge. “I have great respect for Mourinho. He deserves a good reception. He was an important man for Chelsea and wrote part of the club’s story.” Conte also touched on Paul Pogba‘s

  • SK Telecom T1 beats ROX Tigers in best League of Legends Worlds series of all time

    In perhaps the best five-game series of all time — and almost certainly the best in Worlds history — SKT beat ROX Tigers to punch their ticket to Staples Center and their third Worlds final in four years. After an incredibly close loss in the first game, ROX Tigers tried something that no one could have expected. Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon pulled out Miss Fortune support for Game 2 to lane with Kim “PraY” Jong-in’s Ashe.

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  • Microsoft's tablet deal with the NFL has been a disaster

    The Microsoft Surface tablet is so bad that the best coach in the NFL would rather use paper. At least that’s the opinion of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has the best record of any current active coach, and who speaks out so rarely that any time he describes something in detail, it is instant catnip for the media. It may not be a fair review of the Surface, but unfortunately for Microsoft, it has become a major story this week.

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  • Report: Cavaliers in advanced discussions on trade for point guard

    The Cavaliers should be fine at point guard in games that matter. Kyrie Irving is an excellent starter. When Irving rests, LeBron James – in addition to his minutes at forward – can serve as primary ball-handler with an extra wing on the floor. But Cleveland wants to limit LeBron’s and Irving’s playing time to preserve them for another long playoff run, which means finding a more traditional backup point guard for the regular season. The Cavs have Kay Felder, but the transition from the Horizon League to the NBA is a difficult one for anyone, let alone a 5-foot-9 rookie who was drafted No. 54 overall. Mo Williams is somewhere between injured and retired. They might like to add Mario Chalmers,

  • 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,

  • 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.

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  • Martin Truex Jr. to start first at Talladega

    Martin Truex Jr. has started first four times this season. (Getty) Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green Sunday at Talladega. Truex posted the fastest lap in the second round of qualifying on Saturday to win the pole for the fourth time in 2016

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  • NASCAR America: Ryan Reed on Sprint Cup debut: Never thought I’d make it

    Ryan Reed calls in to NASCAR America to talk about making his Sprint Cup debut this weekend at Talladega. Reed says he’s trying to keep it business as usual, especially when it comes to managing his diabetes.

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