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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.

  • NASCAR says Gibbs’ sandbagging strategy was legal at Talladega; didn’t violate 100 percent rule

    A NASCAR official affirmed Monday morning that Joe Gibbs Racing didn’t violate the “100 percent rule” by electing to run at the back of the pack Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR rulebook requires drivers “to race at 100 percent of their ability,” but NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell said the JGR cars didn’t run afoul of the law because they pursued a strategy. “I’d say they do not fall into (the 100 percent rule),” O’Donnell said Monday during his weekly appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio’s The Morning Drive.

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  • Randy Moss, Tedy Bruschi highly critical of Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown case

    Two more former NFL players have weighed in on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his mishandling of the situation with New York Giants kicker Josh Brown. Randy Moss, during a segment on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” discussing Brown and the league continuing to bungle domestic violence cases, put things squarely on Goodell’s shoulders.

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  • PHOTO: The Moment Clinton Learned the Cubs Are World Series-Bound

    Hillary Clinton's travelling press secretary captured the moment that the Democratic presidential candidate learned that her beloved Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series. Nick Merrill snapped the photo Saturday night onboard the campaign plane, where Clinton -- who was raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge -- was handed a phone and watched highlights from the game. The Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. It will be the team's first time in the World Series since 1945. "That look when you cap off a day on the trail by watching the @Cubs cement their trip to the #WorldSeries. #FlyTheW," tweeted Merrill. The game had just ended as Clinton was boarding a plane in Philadelphia, where

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  • Jonah Imoo’s father, 46, is his backup goalie in historic AHL debut

    The Los Angeles Kings’ goaltending injuries this season have had a trickle-down effect with their minor league team, the AHL’s Ontario Reign. Jack Campbell was an emergency recall for the Kings after goalie Jeff Zatkoff was injured in a morning skate, leaving the Reign to start 22-year-old prospect Jonah Imoo against San Jose on Saturday night. It’s his AHL debut, having previously played in the Federal Hockey League and the Southern Professional Hockey League.

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  • Cavs Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Iman Shumpert, Mo Williams and More

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing for the start of the 2016-17 regular season, but they first need to make sure the roster is set...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

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  • Gary Cahill doubles Chelsea's lead

    Off a Chelsea corner kick the ball falls to Gary Cahill who smashes the ball into the back of the net to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead over Manchester United.

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  • Report: Yi Jianlian has asked for release, will be waived by Lakers

    On paper, Chinese center Yi Jianlian made a lot of sense for the Lakers, especially in Luke Walton’s system — he was the only floor spacing big on the roster. Watching Yi at the Olympics, it was easy to imagine it working out for him in the NBA this time around. In practice, he was struggling to find a consistent role with the team. He had averaged less than 11 minutes a game in the preseason, shooting 35 percent overall and 16.7 percent from three. His defense wasn’t good, and he remains a player who doesn’t exactly have a high motor. With Julius Randle, Larry Nance, Timofey Mozgov, and Tarik Black, Yi wasn’t finding a consistent niche. So he has asked out of his contract and the Lakers are

  • Three things we learned from Chelsea’s win vs. Man United

    LONDON — Chelsea beat Manchester United 4-0 on Sunday in an unhappy return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho. First half goals from Pedro and Gary Cahill set them on their way and then Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante added gloss to the scoreline as United unraveled as Chelsea went into the top four. Here’s what we learned from a humbling afternoon for Mourinho back in west London. NIGHTMARE RETURN FOR MOURINHO “You’re not special anymore!” “You’re getting sacked in the morning!” “Who are ya? Who are ya?” Those were just sum of the chants directed at Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho on his first return to Chelsea since he was sacked last December. It was an incredibly uncomfortable afternoon

  • Disastrous Break, Quadruple Bogey Derails PGA Tour Player's Chance at Win

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Justin Thomas Defends Title at CIMB Classic Justin Thomas battled back from a four-shot deficit during the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lampur to successfully defend his 2015 title.Anirban Lahiri had one of the

  • Lewis Hamilton ignites F1 title fightback with comfortable USGP victory

    Lewis Hamilton began his fightback in the race for the 2016 Formula 1 drivers’ championship by dominating proceedings in the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Sunday. Hamilton arrived at the Circuit of The Americas without a grand prix victory since the end of July, a run that allowed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to move into a 33-point lead at the top of the championship standings. Hamilton took pole position on Saturday ahead of Rosberg, and managed to convert the result into a comfortable victory on Sunday, his fifth in the United States. Race starts had been a key point of focus for Hamilton after setbacks in Japan and Italy, and the extra attention paid off as he made a seamless getaway from pole.

  • How Jerry Jones Will Ruin Another Dallas Cowboys Season

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down with another back injury during the team’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. At first, it looked like “America’s Team” lost the 2016 season for good. Despite owner/General Manager Jerry Jones’s best ego-driven attempts at destroying their roster, the Dallas Cowboys built a team capable of contending in the NFC (credit actually goes to Jones’s son, Stephen, and his team of scouts and executives) — if an above-average starting quarterback remains on the roster. As it turns out, the Cowboys may be better off without Romo in their lineup — if Jones lets it happen. In our opinion, Dallas has the premier offensive line in the NFL.

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  • Michael Crabtree touched his shoulder and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct

    Michael Crabtree is one unsportsmanlike conduct penalty from an automatic ejection after getting penalized for doing nothing wrong. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree wasn’t able to avoid the penalty Sunday, even though he didn’t even do one. Crabtree celebrated a 2-yard touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars just before halftime by tossing the ball.

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  • Blocked field goal helps Penn State shock No. 2 Ohio State

    The knock on James Franklin during his time at Penn State has been his teams coming up small in the biggest games. In front of a raucous whiteout crowd Saturday night at Beaver Stadium, the unranked Nittany Lions upset No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21. The Nittany Lions overcame a 21-7 fourth-quarter deficit to complete the comeback.

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  • Mets plan to slow-play market for Yoenis Cespedes

    The Mets want to bring back Yoenis Cespedes, "but they probably wouldn't chase him if he got an enormous long-term deal elsewhere," given his age and the streaky nature of his production, according to weekend report from ESPN.com's Buster Olney. According to multiple reports, Cespedes is expected to opt out of his three-year contract and become a free agent. There is mutual interest in having him return to the Mets. However, "There is no urgency," a source told Olney, who says the Mets are open to effectively updating his current deal with another opt-out clause. Cespedes has until three days after the end of the World Series to decide whether to opt out of his current contract with the Mets, ESPN.com's

  • Cavs move up ring ceremony so Indians fans can watch World Series Game 1

    After the Cleveland Indians knocked off the Toronto Blue Jays last week to win the American League pennant, Northeast Ohioans found their elation at the Tribe earning the right to play for their first Major League Baseball championship in 68 years briefly punctured by a sticky sports fandom dilemma. Game 1 of the 2016 World Series between the Indians and Chicago Cubs — who, as you might have heard, also haven’t won a title in a while — will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, and begin Tuesday night, Oct. 25, at 8:08 p.m. Eastern time.

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  • Cubs win historic pennant

    Aroldis Chapman induces a double play to secure the Cubs' first National League pennant since 1945

  • VIDEO: Chelsea’s Pedro capitalizes on Manchester United error 30 seconds in

    Just 30 seconds into Jose Mourinho’s return, Manchester United trailed. A long ball over the top from Marcos Alonso seemed ill-fated with three defenders surrounding Pedro, but Chris Smalling never collected himself and Pedro snuck through, snatching the ball and rounding David De Gea to put the Blues up almost immediately. His goal is the fastest in the Premier League this season. The game exploded open following the goal, with Manchester United looking for an equalizer almost straight away. Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed over and Marcus Rashford caused problems down the left inside the opening 10 minutes.

  • NFL won't have a stranger game this season than the Cardinals-Seahawks tie

    There won’t be a weirder game on Sunday night this NFL season. There won’t be a weirder one on Thursday night, Monday night, Sunday afternoon or any other time the NFL wants to play, either. Each team missed a chip shot field goal in the final minutes of overtime when the game seemed to be over.

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  • Kirk Cousins' Hilarious Handoff Gaffe Has Given Us The Nutfumble

    Kirk Cousins remains one of the most fascinatingly inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL. Cousins went back to hand off to Matt Jones when he got his foot stepped on by an offensive lineman. Not really his fault! But Cousins’ desperation handoff to Jones was a bit of brilliant physical comedy that isn’t easy to forget.

  • Pete Carroll and Bruce Arians had very different reactions to their kickers missing chip shot field goals

    The Cardinals were so close to winning what was the biggest defensive slog of the 2016 season. When kickers screw up, it looks spectacularly bad. Both Catanzaro and Hauschka experienced a kicker’s worst nightmare Sunday night by missing easy game-winning field goals.

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  • Shibutanis win dance, Japan's Uno wins Skate America men's

    Americans Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won the ice dance title, while teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue finished second Sunday at Skate America. Japan's Shoma Uno claimed the men's championship earlier in the day, with Americans Jason Brown and Adam Rippon finishing second and third in the opening event of the Grand Prix season.

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  • Early waiver wire adds for Week 8: Veterans ready to help your team

    If you own players on the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams or San Francisco 49ers then here are three players worth adding on the waiver wire. 1. Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: With a report that star tight end Jordan Reed will not make the team’s trip to London for Week 8 as he recovers from a concussion, Davis is an attractive waiver option.

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  • Knicks' Jennings has chip on shoulder after 29 other teams passed on him

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive If it seemed as though the Knicks got themselves a bargain on Brandon Jennings (one-year, $5 million contract), it's because there wasn't much of a bidding war to be had. In a Q&A with Newsday, the guard said New York was the only team that offered him a contract this past offseason. "Actually I didn't get any offers from any other team but New York. A lot was because of my Achilles, nobody knew how healthy I was and things like that," Jennings confessed. His past injury is a difficult one to climb one's way back from. It's safe to say that even in a backup role with the Pistons and Magic last season, he never looked quite like himself. That surely worked

  • Del Potro claims first title for 33 months

    Juan Martín del Potro claimed his first title since January 2014 by beating Jack Sock in straight sets to be crowned Stockholm Open champion. Del Potro has endured an injury-ravaged couple of years, but the powerful Argentine has showed great character to demonstrate what he is capable of after returning this season and was rewarded with a long-awaited tournament victory on Sunday. Del Potro took four of the nine break point opportunities that came his way, denying the world number 23 from the United States a second ATP singles title.

  • Jets stuck with two lame ducks at QB

    Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Just four days ago, Ryan Fitzpatrick was pretty sure he had already thrown his last pass for the Jets. So when he jogged out into the Jets' huddle once again late in the first half on Sunday, he said "We almost all had to laugh at the situation, just the irony of it." It was, as he said, "pretty ironic". But there's nothing funny at all about the Jets' continuing quarterback mess. Every time they make a decision about a quarterback it turns out to be a bad one. And this time, there is no good decision for them to make. Really, it couldn't have happened in a more Jet-like way on Sunday, either, with the deposed Fitzpatrick