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_EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A general view of a giant American Flag stretched across the field during the performcance of the National Anthem prior to the New York Giants hosting the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

MetLife Stadium (Home to New York Giants and New York Jets): Will host Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

New stadiums to host Super Bowls this century

The NFL awarded Super Bowl L to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, making it the ninth new stadium to be scheduled for the league's championship since 2001.

  • 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.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Victor Cruz shouldn't have publicly complained about lack of targets

    With the Giants likely on their way to the playoffs, Victor Cruz recent complains about lack of targets was an ill-timed move by the veteran wide receiver.

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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.

    The Drive
  • 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.

    Big League Stew
  • Charity Auction: Bid to win 2016 Reading Royals Kiss-themed jersey

    The Reading Royals are one of those minor league hockey teams that continuously come up with unique specialty jerseys for their players to wear. From Halloween looks to ugly Christmas sweater designs, the ECHL side are one of the best in the business at the jersey game. As we’ve done on two previous occasions, we’re teaming up with the Royals for a charity auction featuring an authentic Kiss-themed jersey (not game worn) that the team wore during their Nov. 26 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones.

    Puck Daddy
  • Should Dallas Cowboys rest Dak Prescott?

    Jerry Jones insists that the Cowboys won't rest their starters as they hope stars like Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot will keep their momentum heading into the playoffs.

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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.

    FC Yahoo
  • Larry Bird always knew his style of play would break his body, but he couldn't stop

    This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of Larry Bird’s retirement from professional basketball. The Legend remains one of the most revered and decorated players in the history of the sport — a 12-time All-Star, three-time champion, a three-time Most Valuable Player and one of the greatest shooters ever to set foot on a basketball court. Thirteen seasons of hard-charging play against some of the best big men and wingmen the NBA had to offer — plus another two full seasons of postseason games, which most players will tell you take an even greater toll on you than regular-season contests — did a number on the Boston Celtics magician’s body, most notably his back, forcing him to step away from the sport at age 35, just 209 points shy of 22,000 for his illustrious career.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jameis Winston emerging under coach Dirk Koetter

    Anthony Becht discusses Jameis Winston's growth in his second year in Tampa Bay, the impact of the Buccaneers' win over the Chargers and Willie Taggart's move from South Florida to Oregon.

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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

    SNY
  • Sheriff Defends Delayed Arrest in Slaying of Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight

    A Louisiana sheriff today defended his department's four-day delay in arresting Ronald Gasser, the man accused of shooting and killing former NFL player Joe McKnight in an apparent road rage incident. We're here to announce the arrest that Ronald get

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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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  • 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.

    Golf
  • Late Athletics broadcaster Bill King wins the Ford C. Frick Award

    Bill King has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. King, one of the iconic voices of Bay Area sports, was known for his handlebar mustache and his signature“Holy Toledo!” exclamation. King passed away in October 2005.

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  • NFL Power Rankings: Can we finally trust the Detroit Lions as contenders?

    Cleveland won a pro sports championship and the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year World Series championship drought this year. Weird things are happening. Maybe we shouldn’t dismiss the Detroit Lions just yet. Let’s run down the Lions’ history again. The

    Shutdown Corner
  • NWHL takes 2017 All-Star Game to Pittsburgh

    In a letter on the NWHL website, league commissioner Dani Rylan hinted at a huge announcement regarding the location of the All-Star Game. The weekend of Feb. 11 and 12 the best of the best in the NWHL will showcase their talents in Pittsburgh (more or less). All 2017 NWHL All-Star events will be held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the state-of-the-art practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Cranberry Township, PA – 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

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  • J.R. Smith leaves Cavs-Raptors in serious pain after left knee injury

    Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith left the team’s Monday night meeting with the conference rival Toronto Raptors after suffering a scary left knee injury that left the veteran sharpshooter in evident agony on the court at the Air Canada Centre. Smith drove around Raptors defender DeMar DeRozan into the paint, then raised up to loft a floater over the outstretched arms of center Jonas Valanciunas. The ball softly splashed through the net for two points, but as it was doing so, Smith was landing awkwardly on the baseline, jamming his left foot into the ground in a halting step that stopped his momentum and immediately sent him to his knees on the court.

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  • Has Todd Bowles lost the New York Jets' locker room?

    Todd Bowles insists that the Jets locker room is behind him as head coach but their lack of effort on Monday Night Football suggests otherwise.

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  • Dana White ‘Shocked' by One Fighter Who Joined MMA Athletes Association

    Talk of a fighter union has long buzzed on the fringes of mixed martial arts in general, and around the UFC specifically. What did surprise the MMA juggernaut's head honcho, however, was the inclusion of one specific fighter: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. That Cerrone was one of the five fighters that announced the MMAAA wasn't the surprising factor, so much as his participation came out of left field. White has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Georges St-Pierre, and contract negotiations with the former UFC welterweight champion have taken a nose dive since WME-IMG took control of the promotion.

    MMA Weekly
  • Steve Mason and the Flyers are still on fire

    As bumpy as the ride has been for the Florida Panthers lately, everything seems to be coming up Philadelphia Flyers. Despite suffering a 44-25 shots on goal disadvantage, the Flyers managed to beat the Panthers 3-2 in overtime as Jakub Voracek scored with just seconds remaining in OT. With that, the Flyers have now rattled off a six-game winning streak. The ingredients feel awfully familiar: Once again, Steve Mason was fantastic. Mason is now on a five-game winning streak of his own. He’s allowed two goals or fewer in each of these contests. For the second time during this stretch, Mason needed to make more than 40 saves to secure the victory. Voracek is helping to author some magic beyond regulation.

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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.

    Yahoo Esports
  • Lexi Thompson Is Playing from the Same Tees as the Men This Week. Let's Not All Freak Out

    Lexi Thompson is the only woman in the Franklin Templeton Shootout field this week, and she'll play the same tees as the men. Touting this event as some kind of tricked-up Battle of the Sexes would be insulting not only to Thompson's ability but also to the caliber of elite female golfers in general. Thompson finished the 2016 LPGA season second in driving distance at 277.40 yards, which was longer than 26 players' driving distance on the PGA Tour in the 2015-16 season.

    Golf
  • This weekend's MLS championship will be broadcast in VR

    As virtual reality matures as a medium there are going to be fewer firsts for it. But for now, at least, we have news that for the first time, Major League Soccer will be broadcasting a championship game in VR. That match is none other than Saturday's battle between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders. How's a "virtual suite" rife with player rosters and live stats sound? Somehow, the developers managed to fit a model of an Audi car in it because, well, this is an Audi-sponsored broadcast. There's a "magic window" experience too, whatever that is.

    Engadget
  • 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.

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  • BBWAA votes to make all Hall of Fame ballots public beginning next year

    In addition to naming the Spink Award winner this morning, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted today to make all Hall of Fame ballots public beginning with next year’s vote for the 2018 induction class. As of now, writers are encouraged to make their votes public and, if they do, they are placed on the BBWAA website. They are not required to, however, and a great many Hall of Fame voters do not. While ballot secrecy is laudable in politics, the Hall of Fame vote brings with it a fundamentally different set of concerns and sentiment has increasingly favored transparency, as opposed to secrecy when it comes to the Hall of Fame. While some in opposition to this move may claim that

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