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Premier League predictions

The world’s most watched sports league kicks back into action this weekend and in all four corners of the globe debate is raging as to how the fresh English Premier League campaign will pan out.
— Martin Rogers

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  • Michigan lined up in a 10-man centipede formation again

    Jim Harbaugh is unique. Michigan’s coaches don’t call it that -- they call it “trains” — but we’re not Michigan’s coaches. Needing two yards, Michigan came out with five linemen, three tight ends, a fullback, and a running back.

    SB Nation
  • Brad Marchand on goals, Halloween costumes, Boston fan love (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    Since the start of the World Cup of Hockey, Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has scored at a prolific rate. The agitating winger started the season with for Team Canada where he was the designated sniper on the top scoring line with Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron. Marchand finished that tournament with five goals and eight points in six games.

    Puck Daddy
  • Lewis Hamilton Leads Mercedes F1 Smack Down in USGP Qualifying

    AMG Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole in the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The 31-year-old Brit turned a lap nearly a quarter second faster than his teammate, Nico Rosberg. That’s practically

    The Drive
  • Three reasons we shouldn't count out the Dodgers in the NLCS

    As the first pitch of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series nears, almost all of the focus is on the Chicago Cubs opportunity to make history, reverse curses and reach the franchise’s first World Series since 1945. If any team has needed a 48-hour break to clear its mind and perhaps even allow the pressure to shift to the other side, it’s this Dodgers squad.

    Big League Stew
  • Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell details plan for Seahawks

    The Arizona Cardinals player chats with Michele Tafoya about Chandler Jones, the team's plan for the Seahawks, how the absence of Marshawn Lynch is helpful and Calais' voice.

    NBC Sports
  • Photos of the day - October 22, 2016

    Griffin Nyhan, of Laconia, N.H. works to net a Salmon while fly fishing on the Merrymeeting River in New Hampshire; several cars are involved in a wreck during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway; and a migrant waits

    Yahoo News Photo Staff
  • What Presidential Race? The Only Contest Chicago Cubs Fans Care About Today is for Pennant

    The Chicago Cubs could tonight do something they haven’t in 71 years: earn a spot in the World Series. A win for the Cubs in tonight’s game six of the National League playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers would put the team into the annual championship series of Major League Baseball for the first time since 1945. It would also bring the Cubs one step closer to winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.

    Good Morning America
  • Rudy Gay gave George Karl a pretty dark welcome to Sacramento

    Rudy Gay ponders another day in hell. The Sacramento Kings have been one of the worst and most unstable franchises in the NBA for the better part of a decade. Small forward Rudy Gay was apparently in that dark frame of mind when George Karl became Kings head coach in February 2015.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Flyers’ Dale Weise suspended three games

    The Philadelphia Flyers are going to be without forward Dale Weise for the next three games as a result of a suspension handed out by the NHL’s department of player safety on Friday evening. The league announced that Weise has been suspended due to an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer during their game in Philadelphia on Thursday night. Weise was not penalized for the hit. The incident happened midway through the second period of the Ducks’ 3-2 win, and came just as Holzer was skating with the puck in his own zone. Here is a look at the play, as well as the NHL’s explanation for the suspension. Holzer was not injured as a result of the hit. The Flyers have

  • NFL places Giants' Josh Brown on commissioner's exempt list

    Really?), the New York Giants, at some point, had to do something about kicker Josh Brown. The team left Brown home on Thursday as it traveled to London for Sunday’s game with the Los Angeles Rams, and on Friday morning, McAdoo professed that the Giants weren’t going to turn their backs on Brown. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Brown has attempted his last kick for New York, further saying that league sources indicated to him that Brown may never kick for any NFL team after documents were released on Wednesday by the King County (Wash.) Sheriffs Department showed handwritten journal entries credited to Brown in which he admits to physically and mentally abusing his then-wife, Molly, and that he used money to manipulate her.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Why does Henrik Lundqvist start slow? (Trending Topics)

    The Rangers defeated the Islanders 5-3. It was hard not to notice Henrik Lundqvist having another rough outing on Wednesday night. Certainly, expecting Lundqvist to stay below .900 on his save percentage is a fool’s errand, but on some level, you don’t like to see a team expected to have a decent amount of problems squandering what has been a solid start to the season, possession-wise.

    Puck Daddy
  • Chelsea: Conte expects warm reception for Mourinho; Terry is fit

    The managers are meeting the media ahead of this week’s Premier League matches, and many eyes are trained on one specific match-up. Chelsea and Manchester United meet on Sunday, the first time Jose Mourinho will manage against his old side since his unceremonious exit last winger. Mourinho, of course, led Chelsea to the 2014-15 title only to see a miserable start to the following campaign. He was hired at Manchester United this summer, but Conte thinks Mourinho’s Chelsea laurels have earned him some love from Stamford Bridge. “I have great respect for Mourinho. He deserves a good reception. He was an important man for Chelsea and wrote part of the club’s story.” Conte also touched on Paul Pogba‘s

  • Alex Rodriguez nearly laughed when Pete Rose complimented Derek Jeter

    Alex Rodriguez cannot stop his face from making that look when Pete Rose starts complimenting Derek Jeter. Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, and Frank Thomas have been providing interesting commentary before and after the games, with A-Rod in particular standing out as a guy with deep baseball knowledge and a thoughtful approach. Of course, when you sit A-Rod and his thoughtful approach next to Pete Rose, king of the hot take, you’re bound to get a few strange and uncomfortable moments.

    Big League Stew
  • Arsenal, Middlesbrough play to scoreless draw

    Arsenal was unable to score against Middlesbrough as the teams drew 0-0. However, the Gunners did extend their Premier League unbeaten streak to eight matches.

    NBC Sports
  • Martin Truex Jr. wins Sprint Cup Series pole at Talladega

    Martin Truex Jr. will start from the pole at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 193.423 mph. It is Truex’s fourth pole of the season and the 11th of his career. It is also his first pole 24 starts at Talladega. He will lead the field to the green flag alongside Brad Keselowski, who qualified second at 193.365 mph. The top five were Truex, Keselowski, Matt Kenseth (193.189 mph), Chase Elliott (193.166 mph), and Greg Biffle (193.123 mph). Four of those five (Truex, Keselowski, Kenseth, and Elliott) are Chase drivers hoping to advance into the third round of the Chase. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (192.975 mph), Kurt Busch (192.746 mph), Denny Hamlin (192.610 mph), Austin Dillon (192.177 mph), and Paul

    NASCAR Talk
  • Jim Furyk: We need to make golf more fun

    The PGA Tour season wrapped up last month with 27-year-old Rory McIlroy winning the FedEx Cup, golf’s version of a postseason. The year’s four Major tournaments were won by Danny Willett (who is 29), Dustin Johnson (32), Henrik Stenson (40), and Jimmy Walker (37). Johnson was named PGA Tour Player of the Year.

    Yahoo Finance
  • 10/20/16: MLB.com FastCast

    The Cubs defeat the Dodgers 8-4 to take a 3-2 lead in the NLCS, moving within a game away from their first World Series berth since 1945

  • Being back with Knicks feels like 'heaven' for Rose

    After missing nine practices and five of the team's preseason games, Derrick Rose is back with the Knicks and gearing up for the start of the season.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Ben McAdoo: “We’re not going to turn our back on Josh” (Brown)

    The Giants flew across an ocean to get away from Josh Brown this weekend, but coach Ben McAdoo said they weren’t going to abandon the kicker who admitted to years of domestic abuse. Via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, McAdoo offered some tepid support for his kicker, who will be inactive this week. “We’re not going to turn our back on Josh,” McAdoo said. “He’s our teammate.” McAdoo told reporters he informed his players by position group yesterday to tell them Brown wouldn’t be joining them in London. They’re signing Robbie Gould to kick Sunday against the Rams, and perhaps longer. The team is moving carefully through what seems like an inevitable parting of ways with Brown, following reports this

    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • Douglas Murray on hockey future: 'It's over now'

    Douglas Murray, defenseman for three NHL teams over 518 games, has retired. Two months after injury ended his time in Germany, he joined the Calgary Flames on a tryout for the final month of the season but never played a game. Drafted in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL Draft out of Cornell University, Murray, sometimes known by his nickname of Crankshaft, spent the first eight seasons of his career with the San Jose Sharks.

    Puck Daddy
  • Wrigley Scoreboard Operator Dreaming of Big Win

    Fred Washington, 66, is retiring from his job as a Wrigley Field scoreboard operator. He's hoping to finish his career in the World Series. (Oct. 21)

    Associated Press Videos
  • Injury Wrap: Waiting on LeSean McCoy; Jordan Reed out

    • With Doug Martin (hamstring) now week-to-week, it’s going to be the Jacquizz Rodgers show at San Francisco. • Tyler Eifert (back) has a chance to play Sunday, though it’s going to be a game-day decision and he probably isn’t ready for a full-time workload. • Jordan Reed (concussion) isn’t ready to play, so perhaps Vernon Davis will get a bump against Detroit’s leaky seam coverage.

    Roto Arcade
  • WATCH, STREAM: Premier League TV schedule – Week 9

    Week 9 of the 2016-17 Premier League season is here. It all kicks off with Bournemouth hosting Tottenham Hotspur (7:30 a.m. ET live NBCSN andonline via NBC Sports.com) at the Vitality Stadium with two teams full of young English players to go head-to-head. Then Arsenal welcome Middlesbrough (10 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) to the Emirates with Arsene Wenger‘s side searching for a seventh-straight win in the PL, while Boro have won just one of their opening eight games. Rounding things off on Saturday, Liverpool and West Brom clash at Anfield (12:30 p.m. ET live NBC and online via NBC Sports.com) in a battle between two different styles. Can Tony Pulis‘ pragmatic approach

  • Jimmie Johnson fastest in final Sprint Cup Series practice at Talladega

    Jimmie Johnson was fastest in final Sprint Series practice Friday at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 196.386 mph. Johnson was followed by fellow Chase drivers Matt Kenseth (196.338 mph), Chase Elliott (196.334 mph), and Carl Edwards (196.330 mph

    NBC Sports
  • Bill Murray crashed the White House press briefing to hype up the Cubs

    When you’re Bill Murray, movie star and international man of unpredictability, sometimes you just find yourself in the White House on a random Friday. Such was the case when Murray crashed the regular White House press briefing and got in front of the mic. Wearing a Cubs pullover with a Cubs cap in his hand, Murray rattled off all the reasons he thinks the Cubs have the best shot to win their National League Championship Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Big League Stew