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  • Gronk's post-surgery report: 'Dance floor tomorrow night, here I come'

    Gronkowski has suffered a range of injuries this season, and the herniated disc that required surgery was perhaps the final straw for 2016. Getting out on the dance floor is one thing, going across the middle against the Raiders defense quite another. Without Gronkowski, the Patriots now lack their most significant weapon, and the AFC race is now wide open.

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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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  • Albert Pujols opening day status in question after foot surgery

    Albert Pujols may not be ready for opening day after second surgery on right foot. At this time last year, slugger Albert Pujols was recovering from early November surgery aimed at alleviating pain near the arch of his right foot. Now we’ve learned that Pujols required surgery on the same foot on Friday to release the plantar fascia that hobbled him all season long.

    Big League Stew
  • Chapecoense: A city mourns its fallen soccer team

    Eric Adelson reporting from Chapeco, Brazil.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg Is Calling It Quits

    Less than one week after being crowned World Champion for the first time in his career, Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1. Rosberg’s retirement is a total shocker, both abrupt and unprecedented. Rosberg spent this past season under a microscope, as the rivalry between his side of the garage and that of his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, reached outright warring.

    The Drive
  • 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.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • 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.

    SB Nation
  • 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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  • Breaking Down Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot: George Steinbrenner

    On Monday, December 5, the Today’s Game committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame — the replacement for the Veterans Committee which covers the years 1988-2016 — will vote on candidates for the 2017 induction class. On the surface, one might say “hey, George Steinbrenner owned the Yankees and the Yankees won seven world titles,” but as we’ll see below, that’s not the be-all, end-all consideration either. If one wants to go beyond just the rings, one could argue that it’s awfully hard to talk about baseball in the last quarter of the 20th century without mentioning George Steinbrenner’s name. Steinbrenner was a lot of things, but he made an important mark on baseball in that he was the first owner to take full advantage of free agency and forced other teams to keep pace.

    HardballTalk
  • 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.

    From The Marbles
  • Jonathan Toews, Auston Matthews engage in 'call your shot' battle (Video)

    Jonathan Toews, Auston Matthews trick shot video screen shot. Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Toronto Maples Leafs forward Auston Matthews went against each other in a game of ‘call your shot’ for a Bauer stick video shoot. For the most part the rookie held his own against Toews.

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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.

    Big League Stew
  • Tiger Woods finds plenty of good and plenty of bad in first round since 2015

    Tiger Woods returned to the world of competitive golf Thursday at the Hero World Challenge, an 18-man event, and finished his opening round at 1-over 73. If you’re pulling for Woods, as are many fans, most of his competitors, and pretty much every golf executive, there’s plenty to build on, including a front nine in which he carded four birdies, three of them in a three-hole stretch. If you’re sick of Woods/ready to focus on the next generation, there’s this: after his hot start, Woods gave back two strokes in three holes, bogeying two par 5s.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • 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.

    FC Yahoo
  • Nicolas Batum bounces assist through Dwight Powell’s legs (video)

    Dwyane Wade insisted there were no excuses for the Bulls’ “ugly” loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. Ingram (LAL) makes contact with Butler (CHI) that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt. 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.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • What's next for Matt Harvey?

    In July, 2016, Mets RHP Matt Harvey had season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, which was done to restore feeling in his pitching arm and fingers. According to former Mets GM and SNY analyst Jim Duquette, Harvey is not yet throwing off a mound, but he's feeling strong, on schedule with his post-surgery, off-season throwing program and will be 100 percent ready for spring training. "He's had a great deal of time to work out and focus on his body and strength. We expect him to come back and be the Matt Harvey of old," his agent, Scott Boras, told reporters in early November at MLB's GM Meetings. "He's throwing free and easy and he's strong."Mar 30, 2016; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New

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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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  • Alex Radulov bloodied by Logan Couture high stick (Video)

    Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Radulov was bloodied after he took a high stick from San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture late in their Friday game. During an offensive zone opportunity for the Habs, Couture got his stick up under Radulov’s visor. The

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  • Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR’s premier series

    NASCAR announced that Monster Energy has signed a multi-year agreement to be the entitlement sponsor of what had been formerly known as the Sprint Cup Series. Monster Energy also will have naming rights to the All-Star Race and be the official energy drink of the sport. What the series will be called was not revealed. NASCAR Chairman Brian France said in Thursday’s press conference in Las Vegas that the name will be revealed later. Monster Energy officialy becomes the series sponsor Jan. 1, 2017. “Motorsports is their DNA,” France said. “You’re going to see that at the tracks. They are going to do things that are going to be fun, they’re going to be impactful and exciting.” “We’re very confident

    NASCAR Talk
  • 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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  • Walcott's world record ball control from altitude

    Arsenal star Theo Walcott has broken the world record for controlling a ball dropped from altitude.

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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.

    Big League Stew
  • 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

    Golf
  • Chris Paul poses for selfie with fan during Clippers' blowout of Cavs

    Chris Paul throws his deuces in the sky just for the shutterbugs. Commitment to craft, taking the time to get it right, and putting in the extra effort to make sure he gets the assist: that’s CP3 in a nutshell.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Trevor Siemian missed another Broncos practice, opening door to Paxton Lynch starting

    Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, making it likely that rookie Paxton Lynch will steer the offense on Sunday. Fortunately for the Broncos, they will be on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they of the six-game losing streak, so there are worse teams for Lynch to make his second career start against. Rookie Paxton Lynch may make his second career start this Sunday.

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