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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.

  • Bill Belichick Ripping Into Tom Brady ‘Set The Tone’ For Chad Johnson With Patriots

    A lot of successful coaches ensure no player gets away with any special treatment. If the star player is criticized in front of the team, everyone notices and doesn’t fool around. Famous Boston Celtics head coach Red Auerbach did this, too. He would rip legendary center Bill Russell on purpose during practice to make a point that everyone had to be held accountable. It appears New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t afraid to lay into his own star players, as former Patriot wide receiver Chad Johnson explained during an appearance on FOX Sports 1 program “Undisputed” earlier this week. “First day, team meeting. Everyone’s coming in and Belichick puts on – first day, no greeting –

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  • Unhappy 49ers fan edits Trent Baalke's Wikipedia page

    The San Francisco 49ers might be the worst team in the NFL. Yes, the Cleveland Browns are winless, but taking a glance at the 49ers roster, there’s not a lot there. As The Mercury-News discovered on Monday, someone did some … creative editing to Baalke’s Wikipedia page.

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  • Why the Cubs benched their $184M outfielder for World Series Game 1

    When the Chicago Cubs announced their lineup for Game 1 of the World Series, one big, expensive name was missing: Jason Heyward, the outfielder whom they signed to a $184 million, eight-year contract this past offseason. Instead, Joe Maddon put journeyman Chris Coghlan in right field. Two things: Yes, Maddon calls Jason Heyward “Jeyward” and Maddon said things could easily be different in Game 2, which makes sense considering how much he tinkers with the Cubs’ lineup.

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  • Tigers not likely to deal Kinsler

    While Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters he will be looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster before next season, Detroit Free Press reporter Anthony Fenech believes the Tigers have no interest in trading 2B Ian Kinsler and RHP Justin Verlander. "We want to get younger," Avila said two weeks ago. "We want to get leaner. We want to run the organization without having to go over our means." Kinsler, 34, who hit .288 with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs this season, will earn just $21 million over the next two years and be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The Mets technically need a second baseman.

  • Chris Hansen will privately finance Seattle arena; NHL back in play?

    There are three conditions for the NHL to bring a team to a new market. The first is that it’s a market in which they feel a hockey team could thrive. In the most recent round of expansion that yielded a team in Las Vegas starting next season, Seattle met the first condition.

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  • Why the Rangers loss on Tuesday might have been bigger than that of the Chicago Cubs

    Rangers officials, including Levine, did not comment on the report. The Rangers have had some upheaval in the executive ranks over the last couple of years, but the belief here is this one will hurt more than the resignation of Nolan Ryan (2013) and the departure of A.J. Preller (2014). Each had their own strengths. Levine, who has spent a decade as Daniels' top assistant, has developed a well-rounded blend of skills that will serve him well. In baseball, ownership seems to gravitate towards one of two schools in hiring a GM: They either favor "scouting," which means they want a guy who played the game, spits tobacco and can talk in colorful jargon or they aim for "analytics" and a guy with a

  • Is Jake Browning the nation's best quarterback?

    Dr. Saturday's Graham Watson takes a look at the Washington Huskies quarterback in this week's Heisman Watch.

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  • UFC Fighter Cat Zingano Is Calling Out WWE Women's Champion Sasha Banks, For Some Reason

    A few months back, UFC megastar Conor McGregor made a bunch of wrestlers and wrestling fans extremely angry when he badmouthed pro wrestling as a general idea, and wrestlers in particular as being a bunch of damaged sissy-boys (I’m paraphrasing). Now get ready for a whole new round of that on a much, much smaller scale, because UFC bantamweight fighter Cat Zingano took to Twitter on Tuesday night to call out Sasha Banks (and by extension, Charlotte) completely unprompted.

  • Giants finally release Josh Brown, John Mara cites team's 'misguided' actions

    Brown was left home from the Giants’ game against the Los Angeles Rams in London in Week 7 and was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list by the NFL, granting the team a roster spot to replace him. Giants co-owner John Mara explained (via ESPN) why the team released Brown now and not when the allegations of abuse first surfaced, or after the shocking documents in which Brown admitted he abused his wife were released by the King County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly disappointed in AD's vote of confidence

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday he was disappointed that athletic director Jack Swarbrick had to give him a vote of confidence last Friday. Notre Dame started the season ranked in the top 10, but are now 2-5 coming off a bye week and the groans about the coaching situation have been persistent. “Brian will lead this team out of the tunnel opening day next year,” Swarbrick said.

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  • McIlroy's caddie cashes in on FedEx Cup

    Rory McIlroy didn't have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. ''I think his words were, 'A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much,''' McIlroy said Wednesday on the eve of the HSBC Champions. For the last seven years, the winner of the Tour Championship also has won the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus.

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  • Report: Jose Mourinho willing to let Wayne Rooney leave

    Wayne Rooney‘s future at Manchester United seems increasingly uncertain. A report in the Sun newspaper states that United’s captain and talisman, 31, has been told by manager Jose Mourinho that he can leave if it’s regular game time he wants. Rooney hasn’t started any of United’s last four Premier League games and was left out of their squad for the 4-0 thumping at Chelsea last weekend with a small injury. Per the report, Mourinho has spoken to Rooney’s advisers and has told them he can not guarantee the England national team captain a starting role. There’s no doubting Rooney’s huge impact at United over the past 12 years since he arrived at Old Trafford. He’s won five Premier League titles,

  • Experienced Cup drivers limited to 17 Xfinity and Truck Series races a year starting in 2017

    Kyle Busch will only be able to make 10 Xfinity Series starts in 2017. A rule limiting Sprint Cup drivers in NASCAR’s No. 2 and No. 3 series is official. NASCAR said Wednesday that Cup drivers with five years full-time experience in the series will be limited to 10 Xfinity races and seven Camping World Truck Series races a season starting in 2017.

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  • NHL visiting Pyeongchang Olympic venues this week, participation still in doubt

    There are many obstacles standing between the NHL and its participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There’s the estimated $10 million in travel and insurance costs that the IOC says it’s not willing to cover for the players

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  • Spurs thrash Warriors on Durant's NBA opening night

    Kawhi Leonard inspired the San Antonio Spurs with 35 points as the Golden State Warriors' much-hyped "super team" crashed to a season-opening 129-100 thrashing on Tuesday. A packed house at Oakland's Oracle Arena had arrived hoping to see new signee Kevin Durant take his place amongst the most potent offense in the NBA. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson both failed to hit the heights of their best form of last year, when they helped the Warriors to a historic NBA record of 73 wins against only nine losses.

  • QB and WR values: The Russell Wilson problem in latest Shuffle Up

    Shuffle Up season is here, my friends. Here’s the idea — how would we rank fantasy players if the season were starting right now? These are not weekly ranks, these are rest-of-season ranks. A few caveats up front. The prices are unscientific in nature

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  • Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields turning pro

    Claressa Shields celebrates after winning her second Olympic gold medal. There will be no third gold medal for Claressa Shields. The only American to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward in 2004 is turning professional and will make her pro debut on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Ward-Sergey Kovalev pay-per-view show.

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  • Sprint Cup Chase Grid: Joe Gibbs Racing makes up half of Round of 8

    Richard Petty Motorsports announced it has partnered with the American Red Cross as the primary sponsor on the No. 44 of Brian Scott this weekend at Martinsville Speedway in an effort to help Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Scott’s car will feature text message code fans can use in order to donate to the Red Cross’ efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. Fans can help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting http://www.redcross.org/rpm-pub, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999, which will be featured on the No. 44 Ford Fusion this weekend, to make a $10 donation. “With the significance that Hurricane Matthew had on the Carolinas, Virginia and really all of the Southeast coast, we knew it was extremely important to give back to our community in a partnership with the American Red Cross,” Richard Petty said in a press release.

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  • J.T. Barrett was letdown by the OSU coaching staff

    The improbable and unthinkable happened in Happy Valley last Saturday night and it happened for a various amount of reasons — all of which are key ingredients to pulling off a major upset: Scoring on special teams: Game-winning blocked field goal returned for a touchdown and a blocked punt, leading to points. Getting to the quarterback: We’ll get to this. Hitting on big plays: Only four Penn State receivers caught passes, but they each had a long reception of over 20 yards. Saquon Barkley was held for under 100-yards on the ground, but he had a long rush of 37-yards. If we were to go back through Ohio State’s losses under Urban Meyer, the offense has been the issue in just about all of them —

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  • HSBC Champions: Tee Times, TV Schedule, Prize Money

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Star-Studded Field for First WGC Event of the Season Russell Knox looks to defend his 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions title against a star-studded field that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler.Russell Knox

  • Griezmann wins best player award in Spain for last season

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Antoine Griezmann has won the best player award in the Spanish league for last season. The Atletico Madrid forward was announced as the winner in a ceremony organized by La Liga in Valencia on Monday. The Frenchman was not at the ceremony. Atletico also had Diego Simeone win the best coach award, Diego Godin earn the best defender award, and Jan Oblak clinch best goalkeeper. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was selected as the best forward, and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric as the best midfielder. Team captains voted for the top players in each position, while a data-analysis system generated the best player award. Barcelona won the Spanish league last season, ahead of Real Madrid and

  • Crosby returns, and so does Penguins’ balanced attack in win

    With Sidney Crosby back in the lineup for the first time this season on Tuesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins roster is starting to resemble the one that lifted the Stanley Cup four months ago. About half way through their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, they finally started to look like that team on the ice, too. The Panthers were completely shutting the game down and had just put on a penalty killing clinic where they played a 40-second game of keep-away, sparking a chorus of boos from the home crowd. It was at that point that Crosby found himself wide open in the middle of the ice to accept a pass from Evgeni Malkin and rip it past Panthers goalie Jamies Reimer for his first goal of the year.

  • Dombrowski, Red Sox making adjustments in wake of recent departures

    In recent days and weeks, the Red Sox have lost their general manager, their vice president of amateur and international scouting, an assistant director of amateur scouting, a member of their analytics department and their mental skills coach. But Dave Dombrowski, the team's president of baseball operations, insists that the team is not in danger of "brain drain.'' "No, not at all,'' said president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in a conference call with reporters. "We've lost some good people, but it's also a situation where we have a lot of good people and I think when you have a good organization, if you're winning and you expose people to situations, (a certain amount of exodus) happens.

  • Easy to spot the good and bad for Rose in Knicks debut

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive Hitting the hardwood for just the second time in a New York Knicks uniform, Derrick Rose undeniably had jitters and nerves in Tuesday's 117-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  While his teammates had the opportunity to shake loose, find respective rhythms and build a rapport with one another, Rose was unable to take advantage of such a chance this preseason. Unfortunately for him, it was easy to tell. Rose scored 17 points in the defeat, but did so inefficiently. Running the point, Rose looked hesitant and seemed to overanalyze his decisions. Players often rely upon their floor general to create easier offensive opportunities, and it was clear Rose,

  • Who has the advantage in Eagles at Cowboys?

    To say that the Eagles upcoming game against the Cowboys is critical is blatantly obvious. The Cowboys lead the NFC East by one game over the Eagles who are coming off of a much needed win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys have perhaps the most prolific rookie duo in recent memory in Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott. However, the Eagles defense sits in the top five of most major categories. Let’s take a look at which team has the advantage in each phase rolling into week eight. Cowboys Offense or Eagles Offense? The jury is still out on both Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, two rookie quarterbacks who are blowing preseason expectations out of the water. Being rookie quarterbacks means

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