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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

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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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 2016 Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg decides to retire

    Nico Rosberg’s 2016 title was his first — and last. (Getty) Nico Rosberg is ending his Formula 1 career with a title. Rosberg announced Friday that he was going to retire. He won his first world championship on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, clinching the title

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Justin Thomas, Smylie Kaufman Return to Baker's Bay for 'Winter Meetings'

    The crew is back in Baker's Bay. Well, at least half of it. Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman have returned to scene of last year's spring break shenanigans with Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth, known to golf fans as #SB2K16. Fowler and Spieth are playing

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Comparing Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero

    Chelsea's Diego Costa and Man City's Sergio Aguero are two of the best strikers in the world, but the manners in which they dominate are quite different.

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  • 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.

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  • Jeff Gordon to drive in 2017 Rolex 24

    Jeff Gordon drove in eight races in 2016 after he retired followed the 2015 season. Jeff Gordon will make his second Rolex 24 start in January. The four-time Sprint Cup Series champion will drive for Wayne Taylor Racing in the season-opening IMSA sports-car race at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 28-29.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Non-tender deadline for arbitration-eligible players is tonight

    The Mets and MLB teams have until midnight tonight to decide whether to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. If they decide to tender (offer, guarantee) a contract, the Mets retain team control over that player, after which the two sides are free to begin negotiating his 2016 salary. If the Mets decide to non-tender the player, he immediately becomes a free agent and can sign with any team. This year's arbitration eligible players for the Mets include... To see a list of players on other teams that could be non tendered and made available as free agents, check out this post from MLB Trade Rumors. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The two questions

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  • High school goalie keeps busy during loss by making 98 saves

    There was bad news and amazing news for Tony Bruns after his team’s loss to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato on Saturday. Now to the amazing news, which was that Bruns faced a lot of rubber. “I was a little surprised,” Bruns told the Star Tribune.

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  • Sidney Crosby uses his mastery of the bank shot vs. Stars (Video)

    The Penguins won 6-2. The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars Thursday night 6-2 and Sidney Crosby continued his hot start to the season by scoring his 16th goal and adding two assists to give him 25 points in 18 games.

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  • Leipzig manager confirms Arsenal interest

    Well this sure is a bit of news I wasn’t expecting to read this morning. We are all aware of Arsene Wenger’s contract status, and I’m not going to rehash the “should he stay or should he go” argument, because we all know where we all stand on that. It does appear that Arsenal are planning for the day that Wenger does go, though, and in that planning they have reached out to a name on probably nobody’s list, Red Bull Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. According to reports, this wasn’t so much a formal “we want to interview him” as much as an informal “hey man how’s it going what’s happening oh by the way how would you like London if you had to live there”, but still, contact was made and that contact

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  • Patriots dealt huge blow, as Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery

    The AFC race just opened up in a big way. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, unquestionably the best tight end in the NFL when healthy, will undergo back surgery on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

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  • Questions, answers about Monster Energy’s partnership with NASCAR

    NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy will become the entitlement sponsor of the sport’s premier series but many questions remain. Here’s a look at what was said at Thursday’s press conference in Las Vegas and the questions that remain. HOW LONG WILL MONSTER ENERGY BE THE SERIES SPONSOR? No such details were given. NASCAR Chairman Brian France said that it was a multi-year agreement “with some options. We never get into the specifics of contracts.’’ WHAT WILL THE SERIES BE CALLED? That detail was also not revealed. France said: “We are working on the exact composite logo … and we’ll be back shortly on that. It won’t be long. We’ve got some real good options on that.’’ WHAT ELSE IS INVOLVED

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  • Hot Stove Digest: Braves acquire Jaime Garcia from Cardinals

    The Braves rotation overhaul continued Thursday with the acquisition of Jaime Garcia. DONE DEAL: The Atlanta Braves continued to rebuild their rotation Thursday, dealing for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia. The 30-year-old Garcia is coming off a season in which he posted a 4.67 ERA over 171 2/3 innings.

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  • The new CBA will likely keep Shohei Otani away from Major League Baseball for years

    As the cheering in response to Major League Baseball and the MLBPA reaching a new Collective Bargaining Agreement subsides, some of the downsides to it are starting to reveal themselves. One of them: perhaps the most exciting international player in the world will be unlikely to make his way to the United States to play any time soon. That player is Shohei Otani, the Japanese pitcher/designated hitter who stars for plays for the Nippon Ham Fighters. Otani is just 22-years old but he has already shown himself to be a singular talent. As a hitter, he put up a line of .322/.416/.588 with 22 homers in just 106 games in 2016. Thing is, he’s actually an even better pitcher. He throws a 100 m.p.h. fastball

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  • How Buzz Williams has transformed long-struggling Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech is off to an impressive 6-1 start in Buzz Williams’ third season. ANAHEIM, Calif. — As referees struggled to coax a pair of young ball boys into mopping up a wet spot underneath the basket last Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams began to grow impatient. Seconds later, a Virginia Tech player grabbed a towel, dropped to his knees and began scrubbing the floor.

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