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NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out, Twitter Erupts
  • Niskanen out; Pacioretty's injury; enjoying the Leafs (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Max Pacioretty got off to a slow start. • Former NHL player Kevin Stevens entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to sell Oxycodone in a Boston court.

    Puck Daddy
  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus previews Army vs. Navy football game

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus talks to Dan Patrick about Saturday's Army vs. Navy game and answers some questions about the game including why Navy is always listed second.

    NBC Sports
  • Giants granted young fan's request to sign Mark Melancon

    When it came to signing Mark Melancon though, the motivation for San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans may have come in the form of a young fan’s letter. As everyone knows, the Giants finalized their four-year, $62M contract with the former Pirates and Nationals closer on Friday. Not long afterward, the Giants posted the following tweet containing a letter and a request from a young fan to ink Melancon very, very soon.

    Big League Stew
  • Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony's small war of words is not on hold

    Carmelo Anthony does something that makes Phil Jackson very angry. Carmelo Anthony might have it up to here with Phil Jackson at this point. There’s always a release valve, with Carmelo, and it involves his ability to play for the team he wants, in the city he wants, and for as much money as possible.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Broncos investigating racist, threatening letter sent to Brandon Marshall

    Marshall, who kneeled for the first eight games of the season, posted photos of the letter, sent to him at the Broncos’ facility, on his Instagram feed on Friday. Its author likely doesn’t understand that taking the time to write out such hateful filth actually makes Marshall’s point about racial injustice and racist attitudes.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Justin Tuck says New York Giants need someone to light a fire

    Former Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck says that someone needs to provide a lift for the team as it heads into a divisional showdown against the Cowboys.

    NBC Sports
  • Why Harrington Is Really Happy McIlroy Didn't Overreact to Ryder Cup Heckler

    McIlroy, who was playing his match with Thomas Pieters and against Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, walked over to the gallery after hearing the spectator. Harrington, who was the vice-captain following along in that match, recently went into detail about the tense moment in a story with the Irish Golf Desk.

    Golf
  • Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins set to meet on Wednesday Night Rivalry

    The night you love to hate returns with the Bruins facing off against the Penguins as the week's marquee Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET.

    NBC Sports
  • What we've learned about the Premier League at the halfway mark

    On the eve of the four-month mark in the nine-month Premier League campaign, the season is nearing the halfway point, which offers the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve seen in one of the most competitive seasons on record. The top four are separated by only four points, while fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur has conceded the fewest goals and has the fewest defeats of any side in the league (along with Arsenal). Antonio Conte’s Chelsea has been the best team in the Premier League thus far, as the Blues have bounced back from a Jose Mourinho meltdown season to claim the top spot.

    FC Yahoo
  • Claude Giroux on Flyers’ winning streak, evolving as captain (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    DECEMBER 08: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates after scoring a second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Wells Fargo Center on December 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Claude Giroux hasn’t collected hockey cards since he was a kid, but a new endorsement deal with Topps might get him back in the game again.

    Puck Daddy
  • Who will win - Ravens or Patriots?

    Yahoo Sports and Shutdown Corner decide the winners of key matchups as the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens face off in Week 14.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce shine in Chiefs' big win over Raiders

    The Kansas City Chiefs were able to secure a major win on Thursday thanks to the performances of speedy receiver Tyreek Hill and star tight end Travis Kelce.

    NBC Sports
  • Why has Knicks' Phil Jackson been so critical of Carmelo Anthony?

    PBT's Kurt Helin looks at Phil Jackson's recent critical remarks about Carmelo Anthony and examines why the Knicks executive is drawing so much attention to Melo in the media.

    NBC Sports
  • Rosario untouchable, on track to play some 3B and debut in 2017

    The Mets again told teams interested in top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario that he is unavailable via trade, GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters before leaving the Winter Meetings. For instance, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert, the Royals asked for Rosario when the Mets inquired about Wade Davis, who was eventually traded to the Cubs. "We've made that clear before and continue to make that clear when his name is mentioned, so I think clubs have gotten the message," Alderson added. MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus all consider Rosario to be the Mets' top prospect. "He has outstanding speed, hands, footwork and a very strong arm, everything he needs to stay

    SNY
  • Horace Grant Didn't Always Need Those Goggles, But He Kept Wearing Them For The Kids

    Horace Grant is a four-time NBA champion, but the most famous thing about him might be his eyewear. On Thursday, the NBA world learned why he wore those goggles all those years. Grant, as the story went for years, was legally blind and needed them to see.

    UPROXX
  • Ian Poulter gets in cameraman's face after Hong Kong Open quad

    Ian Poulter got into a bizarre altercation on Friday in Hong Kong. Ian Poulter’s second round at the Hong Kong Open was slipping away from him on Friday. “If I’m ready to play my shot, don’t go running behind me,” Poulter said, pointing his finger at the cameraman as he looked directly in the lens.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • BK Racing not renewing David Ragan’s contract for 2017

    David Ragan will not have his contract with BK Racing renewed and is departing the team after the completion of his one-year deal, the team confirmed to NBC Sports after Motorsports.com first reported the news. Ragan joins his 2016 teammate Matt DiBenedetto in leaving the team. DiBenedetto announced Thursday he had “decided to go in a different direction.” “BK Racing has agreed not to renew David Ragan’s contract for next year,” team owner Ron Devine said in a statement to NBC Sports. “Everyone wishes David the best of luck in his career. BK Racing will continue to restructure as an ongoing effort to improve our on-track performance in the NASCAR Monster Energy Premier Series, and we will be

    NASCAR Talk
  • Zidane’s Madrid on cusp of setting new unbeaten record

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Zinedine Zidane is one match away from coaching Real Madrid to a new unbeaten record. When Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez midway through last season, the inexperienced former midfield standout got off to an auspicious start with a 5-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Eleven months and one Champions League title later, Madrid faces Deportivo again at home on Saturday with the chance of surpassing its longest unbeaten run since the club was founded in 1902. On Wednesday, Madrid equaled a club record of 34 games without a loss set in 1989 under coach Leo Beenhakker when it drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund. “It’s important to continue to make history and continue our good run,”

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Pass or Fail: Philadelphia Flyers' 2017 Stadium Series jersey (Photos)

    Your jersey matchup for the 2017 Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field in February is now set. The Flyers released their black design on Saturday morning, a few weeks after the Penguins unveiled their very yellow look.

    Puck Daddy
  • Tom Brady, Matt Cassel and the Patriots' Great Prank War of 2006

    Matt Cassel (16) learned the hard way: don’t mess with Tom Brady. In 2006, I was with the Providence Journal and in my first year covering the New England Patriots. Turns out, they were the tires off Cassel’s car, and Tom Brady had paid someone to remove the tires, put Cassel’s car on blocks, and move three of the tires (notice I didn’t say four) in front of the Cassel’s locker.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Bolivian official breaks silence about air crash in Colombia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia –  A Bolivian official who signed off on the flight plan for a chartered aircraft that crashed in the Andes is breaking her silence and accusing her bosses of trying to stage a cover-up. In a public letter, Celia Castedo says she didn't have the authority to stop the doomed flight to Medellin, Colombia, that killed 71 people, including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading to the finals of the Copa Sudamericana tournament. Castedo says that a day after the crash her superiors pressured her to modify an internal report that she claims details how she warned the airline the plane didn't have enough fuel to safely make the flight. Bolivian officials say Castedo is under investigation for her responsibility in the crash.

    Fox News
  • Colin Kaepernick's parents speak out: 'We admire his strength and courage'

    Colin Kaepernick's parents have decided to break their silence. Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote a letter to ESPN's The Undefeated on Friday, addressing their son's 'strength and courage' for standing up for his beliefs. "Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in.

    Sporting News
  • Alexis Sanchez wins Matchday 14 Impact Player of the Week

    With a late push in voting from the fans, Alexis Sanchez is Matchday 14's Impact Player of the Week! Don't forget to vote for who you think deserves the title.

    NBC Sports
  • Can fantasy owners trust Colin Kaepernick in the playoffs?

    Yahoo Sports' Andy Behrens answers a social media question about the San Francisco 49ers quarterback and whether a poor Week 13 performance affects his value in the fantasy postseason.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has 7th straight triple-double

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his seventh consecutive triple-double Friday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game against the Houston Rockets, the longest streak since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. Westbrook got his 10th rebound with 7:46 left in the fourth quarter. He already had 16 points and 10 assists. Westbrook finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Thunder won the first six games during his streak, however they fell to James Harden and the Rockets 102-99. Harden was one rebound short of his own triple-double. It was Westbrook’s 12th triple-double of the season and the 49th of his career. He is the NBA’s active leader in the category and ranks

    ProBasketballTalk