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Arctic Microbe Hunt Could Aid Search for Alien Life

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons since it entered orbit in 2004. This image, taken on Oct. 5, 2008, is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby.

Saturn's monster storm

NASA's Cassini orbiter has been sending back incredible images of Saturn and its moons to earth, since 2004. The latest Saturn photos from the spacecraft reveal a dizzying glimpse into a monster storm raging on the ringed planet's north pole.

  • USGA, R&A create local rule in wake of Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open issues

    Eventual winner Dustin Johnson had his final round and championship put into limbo when his ball moved on the fifth green at Oakmont Country Club. After the walking rules official declared Johnson didn’t cause the ball to move, USGA officials kept looking at the footage. As Johnson was making his back-nine run toward his first major, the USGA informed Johnson that he might — might — be penalized for the ball moving.

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  • Ladies European Tour event suspended after on-course caddie death

    The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour was suspended during the first round on Wednesday following the on-course death of a caddie. The caddie’s name was not released, but Dubai media reported the caddie was carrying for Anne-Lise Caudal. The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters began on Wednesday.

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  • Climb Inside This Ferrari FXX K Doing 200 MPH at Daytona

    Last week’s Ferrari Finali Mondiali in Daytona, Florida was notable for quite a few reasons. An uprated version of the LaFerrari’s 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V-12 and electric motor cranks out a total of 1,036 horsepower, yet the car weighs in several hundred pounds lighter than its 949-hp street-legal cousin.

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  • Raiders' offensive linemen have their own set of rules and it is working

    ALAMEDA, Calif. – There are rules and then there are the grown-men rules that govern the meanest and baddest position group at the Oakland Raiders headquarters. “Every time we watch film, everybody is going to get fined for something,” Raiders right tackle Austin Howard said to USA TODAY Sports. “It’s a way of life.” Fail to finish your block? Dock ‘em. Manage to go from whistle to whistle without engaging a defender? Uh-oh. That’s violation of the “no-touch” rule. This standard applies in a game or even in practice. Guess they mean it when they say they want to be physical. “You’ve got to touch something,” Howard said. “Sometimes as an offensive lineman it happens that you can’t touch a guy

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  • People Won’t Stop Messing With This UFC Fighter’s Cars

    Anthony Pettis doesn’t seem like the sort of guy you’d want to mess with. Pettis, 29, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, meaning his chosen occupation is ceremoniously beating other men to a bloody pulp. Between August 2013 and March 2015, Pettis was the UFC Lightweight Champion.

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  • Vegas Golden Knights trademark denied: Report

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman encourages people to boo him as majority owner Bill Foley looks on before the Vegas Golden Knights was announced as the name for Foley’s Las Vegas NHL franchise at T-Mobile Arena on November 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. There was one big thing the new Las Vegas franchise didn’t do before having their  unveiling gala – make sure their trademark was approved. Mary Clarke of SBNation was the first to report Black Knight Sports & Entertainment (the holding company for the Vegas Golden Knights) had their application for a trademark denied.

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  • Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 14: Spencer Ware a must-start vs. Raiders

    Spencer Ware’s breakout season has made him a fantasy football star. Most teams do not have a backup like the Kansas City Chiefs do in Spencer Ware. With Charles missing much of the past two years due to injury, Ware has taken hold of the starting running back spot in Kansas City and thrived in it.

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  • What do the Mets have planned for the last full day of the Winter Meetings?

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson should have at least one or two reasonable trades on the table for OF Jay Bruce, according to teams that have talked with the Mets. However, because he's comfortable with slow-playing the free-agent market for relief pitchers, Alderson appears totally fine holding off on dealing Bruce for an arm, while letting the outfield market play out and revisiting his options during December. "Things are generally slow," Alderson explained Tuesday, talking to reporters. "Hopefully things start to loosen up a little bit. ...Clubs are still trying to figure out exactly what they think is exactly the best way to go. The contours of the market are still a little bit vague, so you don't

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  • Phoenix1 announces 2017 roster: Ryu, Arrow, Inori, Adrian, zig, and coach Fly

    Phoenix1 has locked in their roster and is ready to let the world know who they’ll be fielding in the North American LCS come 2017, the team announced in a statement sent exclusively to Yahoo Esports. Built around a core of North American players and bolstered by a pair of talented Korean imports, Phoenix1 is aiming much higher than their 8th place finish in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split.

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  • Orioles won't sign Jose Bautista because their fans don't like him

    The Orioles were brutally honest with Jose Bautista. Well, we found out Tuesday that the Baltimore Orioles are the spiteful ex of baseball. After meeting with Jose Bautisa’s camp Tuesday, the Orioles offered up a cold-blooded reason for passing on the outfielder.

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  • Wheeler speaks about health, potential move to bullpen

    Zack Wheeler spoke about his health and a potential move to the bullpen during an appearance at the Mets' annual coat drive at Citi Field on Wednesday. The 26-year-old said he threw about three weeks ago and will do so again around Christmas in what he called a "normal offseason," according to Joe Trezza of MLB.com. Wheeler added that he has not felt pain since April and that "this is the best he's felt." He was also open to the idea of moving to the bullpen to start 2017, something Mets GM Sandy Alderson mentioned prior to the start of the Winter Meetings this past Sunday. "I've stared my whole life, so obviously I'd like to do that," Wheeler said. "But I know they're looking out for me. ...Whatever

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  • Clippers' Chris Paul hints at forming NBA's next super team

    The Banana Boat Crew could be an NBA team in the future. “Anything’s possible,” Chris Paul said on the Open Run podcast this week. “Definitely, anything’s possible.” In case you need a reminder, the Banana Boat Crew involves Paul, LeBron James, Carmelo

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  • He's back: Dale Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to drive in 2017

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2017 is all but official. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Junior had been medically cleared to compete next season. Junior missed the last half of the 2016 season because of a concussion suffered at Michigan in June.

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  • Notre Dame grads buy page in school's student paper lambasting AD and coach

    Brian Kelly’s team was 4-8 in 2016. Some Notre Dame fans are so unhappy with the state of the school’s football team that they bought a page in the student paper to express their dissatisfaction. The ad appears in the Dec. 7 issue of The Observer student paper. It blames Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick for failures and expresses a lack of confidence in coach Brian Kelly.

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  • Week 14 Fantasy Football FLEX rankings: Stacking RBs, WRs and TEs

    Make those tough playoff calls by leaning on our experts' rankings of 150+ key fantasy players. Make sure you have the advice you need to set a winning fantasy lineup by studying all the position rankings. [Week 14 rankings: Overall| FLEX | QB | RB |

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  • Jeff Fisher is leaving the Rams no choice but to fire him

    It’s well established that Jeff Fisher owes his 22-year NFL career and slog through mediocrity to his elite excuse making, but that’s only one part of the self-preservation process. Fisher knows when to shift the blame onto others too. Speaking to the media after practice on Tuesday, the Rams head coach made comments relating to general manager Les Snead that raised eyebrows, especially after Fisher spent a week between embarrassing losses defending his performance and fighting publicly with Eric Dickerson. It started with Fisher responding to a question about Snead’s contract extension, which was also reported Sunday. He claimed not to know Snead had signed a deal too. “I’m so busy here, I was

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  • Super washout? Broncos could join Panthers at home in January

    If the season were to end today, the Denver Broncos would be in the playoffs. At 8-4, the Broncos have had a solid season that’s a near carbon-copy of last year’s title winner. The Broncos return home on Dec. 18 to play the 10-2 New England Patriots then close out the season with a Christmas night date in Kansas City and a New Year’s Day home game against the Oakland Raiders.

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  • Chris Sale joins Red Sox in blockbuster trade

    Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan explains how the acquisition of the starting pitcher puts Boston in the driver's seat in the American League.

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  • White Sox finally decide to rebuild after decades in limbo

    For the first time in over 20 years, “rebuild” isn’t a dirty word on the South Side. After decades of half measures, the Chicago White Sox are going all-in, just not in the way many expected. With the trade of All-Star pitcher Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox, the White Sox are finally embracing what has been evident for a while now: It’s time to start over. The Sale trade seems to indicate that the White Sox are serious about about a complete tear down.

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  • Arsenal wins Champions League group in the one year when it doesn't help, which is so Arsenal

    Arsenal, the kings of the impressive wins in the European games that don’t matter as much, with resounding victories in the hopeless second legs and such, smashed FC Basel 4-1 on Tuesday to clinch Group A in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League. Going into the sixth and final round of group play, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain both sat on 11 points. PSG, however, controlled the tiebreaker on head-to-head away goals, since the teams were tied on head-to-head points after two draws, as well as goal difference and goals scored.

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  • LeBron, can someone average a triple-double? “Westbrook can do it”

    Through 22 games, Russell Westbrook is averaging 31 points, 11.3 assists, and 10.9 rebounds a night — the first guy to average a triple-double this deep into a season since Oscar Robertson did it for a full campaign in 1963. Westbrook has had a triple-double in six straight games. The only question is: Can Westbrook keep this up? Can he average a triple-double for a season? He’s got a backer in LeBron James. Here is what LeBron said at shootaround on Wednesday, as the Cavaliers were in New York to take on the Knicks, you can see his comments via ESPN. “Westbrook can do it. He’s capable of doing it. He’s showing it. He’s like the Energizer Bunny, man. He just doesn’t get tired. He doesn’t get

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  • Dana White reveals that 'Cyborg' was offered two 145-pound title fights

    Will Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s next fight in the UFC be at featherweight? The ongoing saga of what weight Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s next fight would be at has been a complicated one. Although Justino had fought twice in the UFC at a catchweight of 140 pounds, the Brazilian struggled mightily to make weight on both occasions and stated that she wouldn’t be able to cut below that without having severe medical issues.

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  • Report: Leafs win arbitration case with Cowen

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have won their arbitration case with Jared Cowen, who will remain bought out. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported the news today. It is a significant loss for Cowen, the 25-year-old defenseman who came to the Leafs in February as part of the Dion Phaneuf trade. From Sportsnet’s story before the ruling: At issue is whether Cowen was healthy enough to have the final year of his contract bought out by the Leafs last summer. A lengthy section of the CBA is devoted to “procedures for determining fitness to play,” and they include a player’s right to pursue a second medical opinion beyond what is provided by the team. That information, plus witness testimony and other evidence, will

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  • Watch: Bryson DeChambeau Tests Out Side-Saddle Putting Stroke

    DeChambeau was testing a side-saddle putting stroke on the putting green ahead of this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout. Side-saddle putters stand next to the ball and face the cup. DeChambeau placed his right hand on the putter grip and his left hand in a modified claw grip.

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