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  • Jayson Williams calls himself 'a coward' for his role in his limo driver's 2002 shooting, coverup

    It has nearly been 15 years since Costas “Gus” Christofi, a limousine driver working to shepherd former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams and his litany of friends around for a wild night out, was accidentally shot to death in Williams’ New Jersey estate. After a series of deadlocked juries and retrials Williams later pled guilty to aggravated assault in the rifle death in 2010, and the former Nets center was found guilty on four counts of attempting to cover up his role in Christofi’s death. Williams, free since 2012 and working with an alcohol problem prior to Christofi’s death, is clearly still working through the aftermath after all but abandoning the post-NBA career that seemed so expertly laid out for him.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Tiger Woods is back, and he has no equipment deal

    Whether you’re a golf fan or not, you surely heard: Tiger Woods is back. The 14-time Major tournament winner had not played in a PGA Tour event since August 2015 before he hit the green this weekend for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. 24-year-old Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament, and Woods finished in 15th place out of 18 players (17 after Justin Rose withdrew).

    Yahoo Finance
  • World-Record Ferrari Attempt Falls Short

    The hoped-for Guinness record for the number of Ferraris in a parade that the organizers of the 2016 Finali Mondiali at Daytona International Speedway fell a bit short – 155 Ferraris short, to be precise. At the Ferrari Race Day at Silverstone in 2012, Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa led a parade of 964 Ferraris, upping the world record set in Japan of 490 cars, which upped the record set at Silverstone in 2007 of 385 cars. The parade at Daytona managed 809 Ferraris, which, while not a record, is still a bunch of Ferraris.

    The Drive
  • Trial Starts for Suspect in Ex-NFL Star Will Smith's Murder While Alleged Shooter of Ex-Player Joe McKnight Is Free

    Two former NFL players have been gunned down in separate, apparent road-rage incidents in the New Orleans area this year: former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith in April, and former New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs player Joe McKnight less than a week ago, on Dec. 1. While McKnight's family mourns his shocking death and the man suspected of shooting him remains free without charges while the investigation continues, the trial for Smith's accused killer gets underway today. Smith, who was 34 when he died, was drafted by the Saints in 2004 and spent all nine of his NFL seasons with the team.

    Good Morning America
  • Cam Newton explains why he didn't have a tie and violated Panthers' dress code

    Cam Newton has had some interesting press conferences, some combative ones, some short ones, but none like the one he had on Sunday night. Newton was benched for the first series of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks for a dress-code violation. Panthers coach Ron Rivera wouldn’t get into details, but Newton said it was because he didn’t wear a tie on the team’s flight to Seattle.

    Shutdown Corner
  • MLB’s new uniform deal with Under Armour brings new star power to baseball

    Under Armour will take over as MLB’s exclusive jersey-maker in 2020. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Major League Baseball made official on Monday a new uniform deal that had been reported for two months: It’s linking up with Under Armour in a deal that, in 2020, will see Under Armour become the exclusive jersey-maker of baseball. Gone will be Majestic, which had been MLB’s exclusive jersey producer since 2005 (and which last year re-upped through 2019).

    Big League Stew
  • Michael Irvin's reaction when Cowboys fired Jimmy Johnson: Why send car to shop when we're blowing away everybody?

    Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin recently went on G-Bag Nation on 105.3-The Fan. Here are some highlights. "I got texts back and forth from Troy right afterwards. He's just such a great dude and I love that dude, man. He doesn't have to text me and say thanks for the comments. Thanks for the comments? I'm just sharing the truth. That just tells you the type of dude he is. He'll write a thank you letter to someone who picks up his garbage. That's his job, you don't have to write a thank you letter to him." On his emotions when the Cowboys fired Jimmy Johnson to hire Barry Switzer and how Troy Aikman calmed down his angst after the move: "First of all, you've got to take the knowledge

    SportsDay
  • McDavid not pleased with concussion spotter doing their job

    In Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Connor McDavid stepped on Jared Spurgeon’s stick causing him to fall forward. McDavid’s chin/jaw/mouth made contact with ice and his head bounced up. The concussion spotter in attendance didn’t like what he saw.

    Puck Daddy
  • Report: Phillies close to signing Joaquin Benoit

    Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that the Phillies are close to signing free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit. An announcement is expected before the winter meetings end on Thursday. Benoit, 39, has quietly been among the better relievers in baseball over the past seven years. This past season with the Mariners and Blue Jays, the right-hander put up an aggregate 2.81 ERA with a 52/24 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. That included a 0.38 ERA in 23 2/3 innings after the Jays acquired him from the Mariners. Benoit suffered a torn calf muscle during a benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees near the end of the regular season. He’s expected to be healthy for spring training. The Phillies have now added three

    HardballTalk
  • Victor Oladipo throws down on Dwight Howard for Dunk of the Year candidate

    Russell Westbrook’s pursuit of a triple-double average has given some NBA fans the impression that the Oklahoma City Thunder are a one-man team, but the reality is very different. OKC is obviously not the same squad without Kevin Durant, but a variety of role players have contributed to put the team near the front of the Western Conference’s second pack of playoff contenders. While the efforts of these players do not grab as much attention as those of Westbrook and other stars, they matter plenty.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Mike Zimmer back with Vikings, expected to travel with team to face Jaguars

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was forced to miss the team’s Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but it appears he’ll be back this week following eye surgery. The Vikings announced that Zimmer is expected to be back this week. Mike Zimmer is expected to return to the Minnesota Vikings sideline this weekend.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Jose Reyes in the outfield?

    The Mets will work out Jose Reyes in the outfield during Spring Training, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday at the MLB Winter Meetings. "We didn't want to do it last year, because we didn't want him working out at multiple new positions," Alderson explained about when the Mets acquired Reyes last summer. "Wherever the skipper wants to put me, I'm going to be open to doing it," Reyes told reporters in November. "Whatever is best for the team, like I said, I'm going to be open to doing it." In October, the Mets brought Reyes back for 2017 by picking up an option in his contract that will be pay him only the league minimum salary. He hit just .213 during his first 12 games after joining

    SNY
  • Despite winning record, Rangers ‘very aware’ they must be better

    The New York Rangers may be winning, but their head coach, Alain Vigneault, knows they need to be better. Oh right, that’s because it was the same story last season, when the Rangers got off to a great start before tailing off then fizzling out in the playoffs. To be fair to the Rangers, they’ve been without Mika Zibanejad for the past seven games, and he was a big part of their early success.

    NBC Sports
  • Yankees agree to deal with Matt Holliday for $13 million

    Cardinals’ outfielder Matt Holliday obliges the fans with a curtain call after hitting a pinch-hit home run during a 7-0 with against the Pirates. Before general manager Brian Cashman could make his grand entrance at the Winter Meetings, the New York Yankees have landed a key free agent. According to FanRag Sports Jon Heyman, the Yankees have reached a one-year, $13M agreement with Matt Holliday, who will likely serve as a part-time first baseman and designated hitter.

    Big League Stew
  • Chapecoense awarded title after plane crash

    Chapecoense have been awarded the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title after losing 19 players, staff and officials in a plane crash at the end of November.

    Omnisport Video
  • KHL player dabs while sliding on ice to celebrate goal (Video)

    Somehow, the dab celebration is still going on. Evgeny Korotkov of Ufa scored his first of the year to the tie the game against Dynamo Minsk and proceeded to incorporate the dab into his unique celebration. EA Sports added the dab to NHL 17 and already have a sliding on the ice celebration in the game.

    Puck Daddy
  • Rex Ryan's vague comments on Tyrod Taylor suggest QB's Bills future uncertain

    After Sunday’s 38-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders in which the Buffalo Bills lost a 15-point, second-half lead, Bills head coach Rex Ryan was asked about whether quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s recent slump would have any bearing on his future with the team. “Look, let’s just let this play out,” Ryan said, per ESPN.com. It’s not that Taylor hasn’t done good things, but his play has leveled off, which makes handing him a ton of money this offseason less likely.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Matt Barnes is wanted by the NYPD following an alleged nightclub assault

    The NYPD are seeking to question Kings wing Matt Barnes for an alleged assault. Matt Barnes is a wanted man again. New York City police are seeking to question the Sacramento Kings wing over allegations he choked a woman in a nightclub early Monday morning, according to multiple reports.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Hideki Matsuyama hurtling toward world No. 1 after torrid run

    Hideki Matsuyama is coming into his own. Hideki Matsuyama has finished no worse than second in his last five starts. Suddenly, Matsuyama is on the precipice of breaking through into the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Eric Berry makes one of the plays of the season to steal a win for the Chiefs

    Safety Eric Berry decided that the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t going to lose on Sunday. The Falcons took a 28-27 lead with 4:32 left, and went for the two-point conversion to try to go up by a field goal.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Conor McGregor reportedly considered for role in HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

    Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up in his locker room prior to his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may be taking some time off from the Octagon, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be out of the spotlight. The only person in the UFC to hold world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously is reportedly scheduled to make an appearance in HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.” According to a report by Belfast Live, one of the directors of HBO’s popular show is a huge fan of McGregor and thought that the Irishman would be a perfect fit on the show.

    Cagewriter
  • MiB: Alexis Sanchez 'The Best Alexis since Lalas'

    The Men in Blazers love an Alexis, and the think Alexis Sanchez has to be the best since Alexi Lalas after his hat trick in Arsenal's 5-1 demolition of West Ham ties him for the league lead in goals with Diego Costa.

    NBC Sports
  • Brian Cashman's Winter Meetings warm up is the ultimate adrenaline rush

    Brian Cashman is set to rappel down a 22-story building on the eve of the Winter Meetings. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is continuing a tradition unlike any other in baseball. As he’s done each of the last six years, Cashman will spend the night before baseball’s Winter Meetings rappelling down the side of the 22-story Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn.

    Big League Stew
  • Report: White Sox, Nationals making “strong progress” on a Chris Sale deal

    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the White Sox and Nationals are making “strong progress” on a trade involving ace Chris Sale. Most reports coming out on Monday night suggest that a deal isn’t likely to be consummated until Tuesday at the earliest. Sale, 27, has pitched in the majors over parts of seven seasons. He owns a career 74-50 record with a 3.00 ERA and a 1,244/260 K/BB ratio in 1,110 innings. The lefty will earn $12 million in 2017, then has a club option for 2018 worth $12.5 million with a $1 million buyout as well as a 2019 club option worth $13.5 million with a $1 million buyout. Relative to what he would earn if he were a free agent today, Sale’s remaining salary is a bargain.

    HardballTalk