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CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 6: Pat Summerall #88 of the New York Giants kicks during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Stadium on November 6, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
  • Hot Stove Digest: Rich Hill expected to re-sign with Dodgers

    COMING BACK: Though a deal is not yet complete, multiple reports on Saturday suggested that the Los Angeles Dodgers were on the verge of re-signing left-hander Rich Hill. MLB Network’s Peter Gammons was the first to report that at least one rival executive believed that Hill and the Dodgers were in agreement on a three-year deal worth over $40 million. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman added that while no deal is confirmed, the known competition for Hill had reportedly moved on, leaving the door open for a deal to be completed soon. Rich Hill seems pumped up at the thought of returning to the Dodgers.

    Big League Stew
  • Chelsea comes back from halftime deficit to defeat Man City

    After following behind by a goal in the first half, Chelsea scored three goals in the second half to beat Man City and strengthen its position at the top of the table.

    NBC Sports
  • 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.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Draymond Green fires back at league: “It’s funny how you can tell me… how my body is supposed to react”

    It’s not hard to find out how Draymond Green felt after picking up a flagrant foul Thursday night when his leg flew up after a foul and caught James Harden in the face. Just go to his Twitter feed. Saturday at Warriors’ practice, Green expanded on the subject, here’s the video via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. If you prefer to read are Green’s comments transcribed: “I just laugh at it. It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know the league office was that smart when it came to body movements. I’m not sure if they took kinesiology for their positions to tell you how your body is going to react when you get hit in a certain position.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Mets Hot Stove: What is the ideal Mets outfield?

    Owners, players, MLB officials and the Major League Baseball Players Association reached an agreement Wednesday night on new a five-year collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Friday afternoon. The deal includes revised rules for free-agent and qualifying offer compensation, the international amateur market and luxury tax threshold. In the previous labor deal, teams were fined for payrolls exceeding $189 million. In the new agreement, the luxury tax threshold will rise annually from $195 million to $210 million. Teams that repeatedly exceed the payroll threshold by a certain rate will be subject to increasing tax rates, which could reach as high as 90 percent.  Teams will still

    SNY
  • Rosberg would have continued in F1 had he lost title to Hamilton

    Nico Rosberg says he would have continued racing in Formula 1 had he lost the drivers’ championship to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton last weekend in Abu Dhabi. Rosberg clinched his maiden F1 World Championship by five points ahead of Hamilton before sensationally announcing his immediate retirement from racing five days later. The news sent shockwaves through F1, but Rosberg was content with fulfilling his childhood dream and winning the World Championship, reasoning his retirement. “When I was six years old and started out, the dream was very clear: it’s becoming Formula 1 World Champion,” Rosberg said after receiving the championship trophy at the FIA gala in Vienna on Friday. “That’s what

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Chapecoense: A city mourns its fallen soccer team

    Eric Adelson reporting from Chapeco, Brazil.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • Jermain Defoe doubles Sunderland's lead

    The ball deflects to Jermain Dofoe in the box and the forward sends a shot into the back of the net to give Sunderland a 2-0 lead over Leicester City.

    NBC Sports
  • Coyotes' Mike Smith sets franchise record with 58 saves in loss

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith picks up his stick after giving up the game-winning goal to Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner during the shootout of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout. Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets was one to remember but also one to forget for Arizona Coyotes netminder Mike Smith. The Coyotes dropped their third straight with a 3-2 shootout loss, but Smith was outstanding as he made a franchise record 58 saves on the night, including 22 in the third period.

    Puck Daddy
  • Adam Jones didn't like Orioles farewell gift to David Ortiz

    Orioles’ star Adam Jones presents David Ortiz with a dugout phone, which Ortiz smashed during a game in 2013. The David Ortiz farewell tour was filled with many memorable moments. Prior to his final game at Camden Yards, on Sept. 21, the Orioles rolled out the red carpet, showed highlights of Ortiz mashing home runs against the mutual rival New York Yankees, and then presented him with the actual visitor’s dugout phone he once destroyed during an in-game meltdown.

    Big League Stew
  • Shooter who killed former NFL player released without charges

    Activists in New Orleans are calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight. Family and friends prayed for McKnight at a Friday night vigil after the 28-year-old was killed in a road rage incident outside New Orleans on Thursday. The family is demanding an explanation for why the gunman was released without any charges being filed. Omar Villafranca reports.

    CBS News
  • The new CBA will likely keep Shohei Otani away from Major League Baseball for years

    As the cheering in response to Major League Baseball and the MLBPA reaching a new Collective Bargaining Agreement subsides, some of the downsides to it are starting to reveal themselves. One of them: perhaps the most exciting international player in the world will be unlikely to make his way to the United States to play any time soon. That player is Shohei Otani, the Japanese pitcher/designated hitter who stars for plays for the Nippon Ham Fighters. Otani is just 22-years old but he has already shown himself to be a singular talent. As a hitter, he put up a line of .322/.416/.588 with 22 homers in just 106 games in 2016. Thing is, he’s actually an even better pitcher. He throws a 100 m.p.h. fastball

    HardballTalk
  • Trevor Siemian misses another practice, Paxton Lynch reportedly will start

    Trevor Siemian had one of his better games on a national stage last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he won’t have a chance to build on that momentum this week. Siemian missed his third straight practice on Friday and according to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, he’ll be out against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. First-round pick Paxton Lynch will make his second career start.

    Shutdown Corner
  • NBA: Lakers should’ve been call for committing late shooting foul on Jimmy Butler in win over Bulls

    Dwyane Wade insisted there were no excuses for the Bulls’ “ugly” loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. But here’s one: A key missed shooting foul down the stretch. Lakers forward Brandon Ingram should’ve been whistled for committing a shooting foul on Jimmy Butler with 1:09 left, according to the Last Two Minute Report: Ingram (LAL) makes contact with Butler (CHI) that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt. A correct call would’ve sent Butler – who’s making 89% of his free throws this season and 82% in his career – to the line for two attempts. 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
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins 14th consecutive Most Popular Driver Award

    Not that there has ever been any doubt, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to be NASCAR’s most popular driver. Earnhardt accepted his 14th consecutive NMPA Sprint Most Popular Driver award Friday night during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas. The award is determined solely by fans and Earnhardt has won the title every year since 2003. Bill Elliott is the last driver not named Earnhardt to win the award and he continues to hold the record with 16. “I try not to think about winning or losing the Most Popular Driver Award, it’s a bit of a gift,” Earnhardt told the media after accepting the award. “Whether we win the award or not, we get a lot of great support from the fans all season

    NASCAR Talk
  • Mourinho: Schweinsteiger may stay at Manchester United

    Reports claimed that Manchester United had already written off Bastian Schweinsteiger, but that doesn’t mean Jose Mourinho is done with the German midfielder. Schweinsteiger, 32, had reportedly been exploring a move to MLS — Chicago mentioned most often — but made a surprise appearance for United in this week’s EFL Cup quarterfinal loss to West Ham United. The manager had said that Schweinsteiger’s return to the team had to do with getting him fit for his next stop, but now claims he doesn’t think Schweinsteiger’s departure is a certainty. So can he stay? From the BBC: “Of course he can,” said Mourinho. “If you have a contract you are the powerful one that can decide your future. In the summer

    ProSoccerTalk
  • 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
  • Sharp placed on IR with concussion symptoms

    The Dallas Stars wrap up a four-game road trip tonight against the Colorado Avalanche, but they will be without forward Patrick Sharp. It’s unknown when, exactly, he’ll be back in the lineup. On Saturday, the Stars placed Sharp on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 1 with concussions symptoms. “He has concussion symptoms. We don’t know if it is related to the last one,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “He’s going to be evaluated, and obviously he is going to be out. It’s something he missed a lot of time with and something we want to be really careful with.” Per the Dallas Morning News, Sharp must be out at least seven days, but it’s almost impossible to put a timeline on concussions given their

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  • Christian Eriksen scores Tottenham's fourth against Swansea City

    After Dele Alli's shot is deflected into the air, Christian Eriksen does enough to put the ball in the goal to make it 4-0 for Tottenham over Swansea City.

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  • 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
  • Mark Helfrich brought up topic of returning to Oregon to Chip Kelly

    Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was fired Tuesday. When San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said earlier in the week that he wasn’t a candidate at Oregon, he said the only person he’d talked to at the school was now-former coach Mark Helfrich. Helfrich said on ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kannell on Friday that his conversation with Kelly came as rumors were swirling regarding Helfrich’s job status.

    Dr. Saturday
  • What to expect from next week's MLB Winter Meetings in DC

    MLB's 2016 Winter Meetings will begin Monday, Dec. 5, from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center outside Washington, D.C. The Meetings conclude Thursday morning after the Rule 5 Draft. In short, the MLB Winter Meetings are a three-and-a-half day conference at a large hotel, where MLB executives, their staffs and managers meet with agents, players and other team's executives, staffs and managers in hopes of working on or completing ways to improve their team. There is also a trade expo and job fair for people looking to work in baseball. The buzz around the game points to more trades next week than free-agent signings. It's a weak free-agent market, which has left teams using the last

    SNY
  • Steve Kerr admits to pot use in the wake of his debilitating, painful back surgeries

    Steve Kerr’s crippling back pain has led the Golden State Warriors coach, who was born and raised in California and works in the Bay Area, to try pot in an attempt to cure the pain that two different surgeries could not tramp down. Not because Steve Kerr is some Woody Allen-styled spaz at the party, knocking over the good stuff and ruining it for the whole living room, but because most are beyond worrying about the potential spoils and dangers of cannabis. Kerr inhaled recently, as he likely did as a youth growing up in the 1980s or NBA pro in the 1990s, and it didn’t work for him.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Max Verstappen wins two awards at FIA Prize Giving in Vienna

    Max Verstappen capped off a remarkable 2016 Formula 1 season by winning two awards at the FIA Prize Giving in Vienna, Austria on Friday. Verstappen, 19, became the youngest grand prix winner in F1 history at the Spanish Grand Prix in May, taking victory on his Red Bull debut after being promoted from Toro Rosso four races into the year. The Dutchman ended the 2016 season fifth in the drivers’ championship, and also won the Driver of the Day award more times than anyone else. Verstappen featured on the shortlist for both FIA Personality of the Year and FIA Action of the Year, having won both awards at the gala in 2015, and walked away with the silverware once again. Verstappen was voted as the

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Ranieri: Champs Leicester must stay calm in relegation battle

    Leicester City in the Champions League? Pretty darn good. Leicester City in the Premier League? Pretty darn poor. Claudio Ranieri is scratching his head after Leicester remains winless in PL matches leading up to a Champions League week, falling 2-1 to relegation-battling Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Whereas last year the Foxes seemed to catch plenty of breaks, Ranieri saw an own goal and countless bad passes drop his team to within two points of the bottom three. From the BBC: “This moment is not the right moment for us. We wanted to get points here but of course it was a relegation battle, they won, well done to them. They started stronger than us in the first ten minutes.

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