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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.

  • Giants' Josh Brown admitted to domestic abuse in police documents; NFL reopens investigation

    The NFL, which suspended New York Giants kicker Josh Brown, has some explaining to do. Brown admitted to domestic violence against his wife in police documents that were released on Wednesday. The NFL suspended Brown for a mere one game — despite its supposedly get-tough-on-abuse policy calling for a six-game ban for first-time offenders — and the Giants went out of their way to defend him afterward.

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  • Favorable Notice of Allegations will benefit both Rick Pitino, Louisville

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino could face a suspension. The most noteworthy aspect of the Notice of Allegations released Thursday by Louisville is what it doesn’t contain. There was not one word from the man who could have done the most damage to Rick Pitino and the Cardinals basketball program.

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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,

  • MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: United States GP

    Formula 1 rolls into Austin, Texas this weekend for the United States Grand Prix as the fight for the drivers’ championship begins to near its endgame. Nico Rosberg’s ninth victory of the season last time out in Japan saw him move into a 33-point lead at the top of the standings, leaving Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with a mountain to climb in the closing four races of 2016. Hamilton will be looking to breathe fresh life into his bid for a fourth world title this weekend at the Circuit of The Americas, a track he has won at three times before. Can he impress in front of a packed crowd? Here are our picks for the United States Grand Prix.

  • Should the Mets acquire Maybin?

    In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that

  • Why Arsenal will finally take a step forward in the Champions League (no, seriously)

    Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.

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  • What the Red Sox’ payroll means for their offseason plan

    We’re in that awkward time period that no team wants to face but almost all do year-in and year-out. The Red Sox’ season is over, but the offseason has not yet begun. As the last three teams in the race duke it out, we are left to wait, dreaming of the team that might get us to that point in 2017. While their success or failure in that regard comes down to what happens on the field, the four months that we face now are about anything but. Baseball is a business, as they (correctly) say, and that’s never more apparent than during the offseason. Until winter is over, it’s all about money, so let’s see where the Red Sox stand in that regard. These 2016 Red Sox were far from cheap. The major league

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  • ALCS Game 5: Ryan Merritt pitches Indians to World Series

    Cleveland Indians starter Ryan Merritt proved as much during Wednesday’s Game 5 start against the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series. In just his second major-league start, Merritt turned in a fantastic performance during Cleveland’s 3-0 win, sending the Indians to their first World Series since 1997. Merritt was masterful against a tough Toronto lineup, holding them to just two hits over 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

    Big League Stew
  • Who will win - Arkansas or Auburn?

    Yahoo Sports looks at the key matchups for Saturday's SEC battle in Auburn.

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  • Steelers want NFL to investigate Ndamukong Suh kicking Ben Roethlisberger

    Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won’t get the benefit of the doubt from many people when it comes to a dirty play. The Pittsburgh Steelers were not happy over a play last week in which Suh appeared to kick their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. The play happened in the fourth quarter, long after Roethlisberger tore the meniscus in his left knee (that injury will keep him out an estimated four-to-six weeks).

    Shutdown Corner
  • Yakupov returns to Edmonton, playing noteworthy role with Blues

    Nail Yakupov returns to Edmonton tonight, for the first time since the Oct. 7 trade that sent him to St. Louis. To nobody’s surprise, Yakupov wants to make a statement to the team that dealt him away. “I’d like to get two points here in this building for sure,” Yakupov told reporters, per Global News. “Can’t wait.” The first overall pick in 2012, Yakupov struggled through four erratic campaigns in Edmonton before getting a much-needed change of scenery. Though things started well — as a rookie, he scored 17 goals and 31 points during the 48-game lockout campaign — but eventually got to the point where the speedy Russian was playing a complimentary role, at best, in Edmonton’s forward group. There

  • J.R. Smith denies racism toward Jeremy Lin

    Jeremy Lin sensibly noted how his Asian-American heritage has influenced his basketball career, for better or worse. Among the negatives: It made it harder for Lin to gain acceptance as a basketball player. But did J.R. Smith show that prejudice against Lin while they played together with the Knicks? That’s what Craig Carton claimed when Lin appeared on Boomer & Carton. Carton: “Let me say directly what we think went on, and you tell me if you felt it or if I’m right. There’s the thought – and I believe this, so I’ll say it’s my thought, maybe no one else’s – that there’s a racial component that because you’re a Chinese-American player, that certain African-American players in your locker room,

  • NHL Power Rankings: Who’s out of the gate fastest in 2016-17? (Video)

    The 2016-17 NHL season is in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a snapshot of what the League looks like out of the gate. Through Wednesday night’s games, here is the first NHL Power Rankings from Yahoo Sports. While they were dominated

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  • Boise State survives five turnovers to beat rival BYU and remain undefeated

    Boise State did just about everything they could to give the game away. BYU did their best to take it too. In the end the Broncos survived a whopping five turnovers and blocked a last second field goal to escape with a 28-27 win over their regional rivals. Tailback Jeremy McNichols scored on the third play of the game on his way to a 140 yard, one touchdown night on the ground to go along with an impressive 109 yards and a touchdown through the air. Wideout Thomas Sperbeck had 109 yards and a score as well and became the school’s all-time leading receiver while doing so. Quarterback Brett Rypien put up some big numbers with 442 yards passing and three touchdowns but did throw two pick-sixes as

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  • UEFA Europa League preview: RVP ready for “special” Old Trafford return

    We’ve got a Champions League-level match down in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, highlighted by an Old Trafford visit by a Turkish giant. Old pal Robin Van Persie and Fenerbahce visit Manchester United on Thursday, and the home side would do well with all three points. Fener has a road draw at Zorya and a home win versus Feyenoord, while United beat Zorya after losing in the Netherlands. “In the last match I had a game against one of my first teams, Feyenoord, and next it’s United,” Van Persie said on ManUtd.com. “I am looking forward to it. I am now playing for Fenerbahce and I want to do well for my team but of course it will be special to play ‘at home’ [Old Trafford] in a great stadium

  • NASCAR weekend schedule for Talladega Superspeedway

    The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series are in action this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway as both series hold Chase elimination races at the 2.66-mile track. The Sprint Cup Series competes in the Hellmann’s 500, and the Truck Series, in its first race in two weeks, competes in the Fred’s 250. Here’s the full weekend schedule for NASCAR including TV and radio times. All times are Eastern. Friday, Oct. 21 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Truck Series garage open 1 – 1:55 p.m. – Truck series practice (Fox Sports 1) 2 – 2:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network) 3 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Truck Series practice (FS1) 4:30 – 5:25 p.m. – Final Sprint

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  • What Vin Scully did instead of attending NLCS Game 4 at Dodger Stadium

    Instead, in broadcast booth No. 1 in the Vin Scully press box, his seat is filled by Fox’s play-by-play duo of Joe Buck and John Smoltz. Now, this isn’t a surprise, Vin retired and said there would be no postseason assignment because you can only really say goodbye once. Vin isn’t anywhere in Dodger Stadium — unless you count the various pictures and tributes.

    Big League Stew
  • Matt Murray, Penguins agree on new three-year deal; end for Fleury?

    Pittsburgh Penguins playoff savior Matt Murray just returned to practice this week as his broken hand, suffered in the World Cup of Hockey, heals up. The Penguins announced that Murray has signed a three-year deal that kicks in after the 2016-17 season. This means the Penguins would, in theory, have over $9 million committed to their salary cap next season between Murray and Fleury.

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  • 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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  • Brian Campbell expected to be healthy scratch

    Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell is expected to be a healthy scratch Friday in Columbus, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. It’s a somewhat surprising development considering the attention Campbell’s return to Chicago was given over the summer, but the ‘Hawks have eight defensemen on the roster and that means, when everyone’s healthy, two have to sit each game. “We don’t want the same two guys sitting out all the time,” head coach Joel Quenneville said. “Sometimes you don’t want to tinker with a winning lineup, and sometimes . . . you’ve got to get them in there to play. That’s what we’re visiting.” The Sun-Times says to expect Trevor van Riemsdyk to get back into the lineup against the

  • Bill Belichick Gives Epic Presser, Referencing Mick Jagger, Bill Russell, ’70s Steelers

    FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick showed a side the national media typically doesn’t like discussing, mostly because it’s more fun to talk about the Grinch Who Stole Football. The New England Patriots head coach walked into the media workroom Friday with a smile on his face and said, “Here we go, the hardcore group.” Midway through the news conference, Belichick was asked about Chuck Noll, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach from 1969 to 1991, and went off on a 10-minute history lesson. Because he went so long on Steelers history, Belichick extended his news conference and agreed to answer additional questions. He told stories of Bill Russell, Mick Jagger, Lou Gehrig and Jack Lambert. Belichick

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  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the leap from high school straight to the NBA — if you’re 18 and good enough to play, you should be allowed to play. The result of that will be the compromise nobody loves will stay in place. The league and NBA’s players union met again on Thursday, and the two sides got close to a deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports. Also, the rookie and veteran minimum scale deals will increase,

  • Jimmy Howard stole that game for the Red Wings last night

    Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said twice last night that he felt Jimmy Howard stole a win for the Red Wings last night. (Rangers Game Notes)  He added, "I thought Jimmy had one of the best performances I've seen out of any goalie at any level." (Rangers Game Notes) Alain Vigneault said after the game that he really likes how the Rangers are playing but they ran into a hot goalie last night. (MSG) Ryan McDonagh and Henrik Lundqvist both said that Howard made some "big" and "really good" saves. (Rangers Game Notes)  Derek Stepan said that Howard played a "heck of a game." (NYR) Adam Rotter: I mean, the Red Wings coach put it perfectly. His goalie stole a game for his team. Henrik Lundqvist has

  • BYU tried the worst fake punt from its own end zone

    BYU tried to run a fake punt from its own end zone. BYU tried what could easily be called the worst fake punt of the 2016 season on Thursday when it tried to fool the Boise State defense from inside their own end zone. This is the worst fake punt of all time.

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  • Paige Reveals She Has Undergone Successful Neck Surgery

    The past several months for WWE Superstar Paige have been nothing less than a roller coaster. While being off television due to an injury, she was suspended by WWE twice for back-to-back Wellness Policy violations. In between her suspensions, her significant other, Alberto Del Rio, parted ways with WWE.