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BMW PGA Championship - Day One

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Sergio Garcia of Spain lines up a putt during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth on May 22, 2013 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
  • Cheers! Von Miller sends thank you note, bottle of wine to every player in AFC West

    It’s pretty common for quarterbacks to buy gifts for their offensive linemen (or, in the case of Tom Brady, to get Uggs for every New England Patriots teammate), and more and more often we’re seeing opposing players exchange jerseys after a game. Via Denver Post Broncos writer Nicki Jhabvala, Miller sent a custom bottle of wine and thank you note to every player in the AFC West. Sorry for sacking you, enjoy some wine: Von Miller sent a gift to all of his AFC West opponents.

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Most Popular Driver Award

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Most Popular Driver Award and thanks the all the fans for their incredible support in what he called a "tough" year.

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  • McGregor directs expletive-laced tirade towards Mayweather: I'll knock him out

    Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the one to start negotiations over a megafight between them, with the UFC superstar bullish over his chances of knocking out the undefeated legend. Mayweather and McGregor have skirted around a potential cross-combat bout for much of the latter half of 2016, in which time 'The Notorious' became the UFC's first multi-division champion by beating lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

    Sporting News
  • 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.

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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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  • Johnny Manziel’s assault case dropped if he undergoes anger management, rehab

    Johnny Manziel’s assault case will be dropped if he meets certain requirements. Johnny Manziel’s domestic violence case has been conditionally dropped, but he still has to meet a few requirements. WFAA in Dallas reported that Manziel must complete an anger management course, attend a domestic violence victim impact panel, and take part in the NFL’s policy and program for substance abuse or a rehabilitation program.

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Breaking Down Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot: Davey Johnson

    The case for his induction: As we note each year when the Manager of the Year Awards are announced, it’s hard to properly assess managers. A team’s performance is so heavily dependent on talent and health that it’s often difficult to determine what role a manager truly plays in its success. Bruce Bochy won three World Series titles in five seasons but the Giants disappointed in the second half of 2016. Did he suddenly forget how to manage? Of course not. Stuff happens. Over time, however, it’s a bit easier. No, you can’t simply go on the number of titles a guy won, but patterns certainly emerge and a manager’s influence begins to reveal itself over decades. And there is a definite pattern for

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  • 2016 Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg decides to retire

    Nico Rosberg’s 2016 title was his first — and last. (Getty) Nico Rosberg is ending his Formula 1 career with a title. Rosberg announced Friday that he was going to retire. He won his first world championship on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, clinching the title

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  • Sidney Crosby uses his mastery of the bank shot vs. Stars (Video)

    The Penguins won 6-2. The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars Thursday night 6-2 and Sidney Crosby continued his hot start to the season by scoring his 16th goal and adding two assists to give him 25 points in 18 games.

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  • 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
  • Baseball Night in New York takes a look at an unrealistic Yankees roster

    Friday is the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, and the Yankees do not seem to have any difficult decisions to make. After releasing Nathan Eovaldi and Dustin Ackley last week, the remaining arbitration eligible players each have reasonable cases to receive contracts from the Yankees. Note: Player's estimated arbitration figure in parenthesis provided by MLB Trade Rumors. Dellin Betances ($3.4 million) The Yankees are rumored to be interested in signing an elite free agent closer, with Aroldis Chapman on the winter wish list, but tendering Betances a contract is a no-brainer. Betances has become one of the top relievers in the game himself, enough so that Yankees GM

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  • Tiger Woods wasted little time switching back to his Scotty Cameron putter

    Tiger Woods is putting well in his comeback. Tiger Woods is putting well in his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, and he is thanking an old friend for helping him. Woods put in his bag this week the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter he used to win 13 of his 14 major championships.

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  • Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims

    The bodies of the soccer team members killed in the plane crash in Colombia were returned home to Brazil on Saturday, with thousands of waiting fans in mourning. Nathan Frandino reports.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Non-tender deadline for arbitration-eligible players is tonight

    The Mets and MLB teams have until midnight tonight to decide whether to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. If they decide to tender (offer, guarantee) a contract, the Mets retain team control over that player, after which the two sides are free to begin negotiating his 2016 salary. If the Mets decide to non-tender the player, he immediately becomes a free agent and can sign with any team. This year's arbitration eligible players for the Mets include... To see a list of players on other teams that could be non tendered and made available as free agents, check out this post from MLB Trade Rumors. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The two questions

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  • Just a brutal night for Justin Williams

    Justin Williams earned the clutch nickname of “Mr. Game 7” by developing quite the timing when it comes to scoring goals. Every now and then, the bounces go the other way, even for him. Thursday was an example of that, as he seemingly scored a 1-0 goal for the Washington Capitals, but actually did so just a frame too late. Here’s the would-be goal in question: The NHL did a great job capturing the moment. Yeah, that was close: It was one of those nights for Williams and the Capitals. The Islanders won 3-0, and Williams suffered this hit by Cal Clutterbuck:

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  • A couple of controversial calls go Dallas' way, and the Cowboys escape with a win

    The Dallas Cowboys marked another thing off their championship contender checklist. The Cowboys beat the Vikings 17-15 in a defensive battle, improving to 11-1 this season. The Cowboys had a couple of controversial calls go in their favor, including on a potential game-tying two-point conversion at the end.

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  • Hot Stove Digest: Braves acquire Jaime Garcia from Cardinals

    The Braves rotation overhaul continued Thursday with the acquisition of Jaime Garcia. DONE DEAL: The Atlanta Braves continued to rebuild their rotation Thursday, dealing for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia. The 30-year-old Garcia is coming off a season in which he posted a 4.67 ERA over 171 2/3 innings.

    Big League Stew