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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)
  • Yes, Colin Kaepernick is hurting NFL ratings

    Colin Kaepernick (No. 7) and 49ers teammates take a knee during the national anthem. The steady decline in NFL television ratings has been the biggest story of the football season, and arguably the biggest sports-business story of 2016. What is clear is that interest in watching primetime NFL games has waned, but what remains unclear are the exact causes, and which causes have had the largest impact.

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  • USGA, R&A create local rule in wake of Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open issues

    Eventual winner Dustin Johnson had his final round and championship put into limbo when his ball moved on the fifth green at Oakmont Country Club. After the walking rules official declared Johnson didn’t cause the ball to move, USGA officials kept looking at the footage. As Johnson was making his back-nine run toward his first major, the USGA informed Johnson that he might — might — be penalized for the ball moving.

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  • 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.

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  • Vegas Golden Knights trademark denied: Report

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman encourages people to boo him as majority owner Bill Foley looks on before the Vegas Golden Knights was announced as the name for Foley’s Las Vegas NHL franchise at T-Mobile Arena on November 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. There was one big thing the new Las Vegas franchise didn’t do before having their  unveiling gala – make sure their trademark was approved. Mary Clarke of SBNation was the first to report Black Knight Sports & Entertainment (the holding company for the Vegas Golden Knights) had their application for a trademark denied.

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  • 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.

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  • Amed Rosario is untouchable, on track to play some 3B and debut in 2017

    The Mets again have been repeatedly telling teams interested in top SS prospect Amed Rosario that he is unavailable in trade, Mets GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters

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  • Can Marcus Mariota be trusted in fantasy vs. the Denver Broncos?

    Marcus Mariota is a top-four quarterback in fantasy this season but has a terrible matchup against the Denver Broncos defense on Sunday. Should fantasy owners stick with the Titans star QB or go with another alternative?

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  • He's back: Dale Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to drive in 2017

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2017 is all but official. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Junior had been medically cleared to compete next season. Junior missed the last half of the 2016 season because of a concussion suffered at Michigan in June.

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  • 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.

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  • Cubs, Jake Arrieta to discuss contract extension in January

    Per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, Jake Arrieta‘s agent Scott Boras says they’ll discuss a potential contract extension with the Cubs when they meet in January to hammer out arbitration figures. Arrieta, 30, is entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility after earning $10.7 million in 2016. The right-hander followed up his Cy Young Award-winning 2015 campaign by going 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA and a 190/76 K/BB ratio in 197 1/3 innings during the regular season. Arrieta pitched well in the postseason, helping the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908. While Boras clients tend to go to free agency, it’s not always the case. Stephen Strasburg inked a seven-year, $175 million extension

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  • Premier League Preview: Watford vs. Everton

    Everton are unbeaten in 11 straight matches vs. Watford (all comps) Troy Deeney is one goal shy of 100 in Hornets kit Toffees have won just one of last nine in PL Watford hosts Everton on Saturday (7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN and streaming via NBC Sports Live) from Vicarage Road as the two clubs look to keep pace in the running with the Premier League’s top six. The Hornets have lost three of four in the PL and currently sit 11th in the table on 18 points. In that span, Watford has been outscored 11-4, including the team’s brutal 6-1 defeat at Liverpool in early November. Etienne Capoue leads the way for Watford in the goals department, with five on the season, while Troy Deeney has three of his own

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  • 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.

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  • Winter Meetings recap, and what's next for Alderson's offseason

    It was a newsless Winter Meetings for the Mets, as it was for most teams, but it certainly wasn't quiet. In the end, the Mets held a lot of meetings where they talked with agents and team representatives for a variety of relief pitchers open to accepting major- and minor-league deals. In an effort to free up a roster spot, raise money and have fewer left-handed hitting outfielders, the Mets spent time talking with teams about Jay Bruce, though they reportedly saw more interest in Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, which is understandable. In the end, I expect the Mets will eventually trade Bruce and one of two things will happen, 1) They'll get back a big-league reliever making a decent salary, after which they'll use the difference to sign one or two more low-cost relievers, or 2) They'll trade Bruce for nothing, and use his entire $13 million to sign someone like Brad Ziegler, as well as one or two more low-cost relievers.

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  • 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.

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  • Doc Rivers doesn't think complaining about refs is a problem for his Clippers

    Doc Rivers doesn’t think his Clippers complaining about officials is a problem. The championship comebacks by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Cubs this past year almost became larger than life because of the history behind both franchises.

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  • SportsFlash - Aroldis Chapman returning to Yankees on 5-year, $86M deal

    Yahoo Sports recaps Wednesday's top sports headlines including Aroldis Chapman secures the bag, Adrian Peterson wants to return in 2016; but there's a catch, and the Warriors beat the Clippers.

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  • Former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham could follow Bears OC to a new job

    College football recruiting has kicked into full gear the past few weeks and one of the more interesting decisions this month that could have a big impact on next season is finding out which school former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham will be playing for in 2017. The signal-caller threw for 12 touchdowns and over 1,200 yards after taking over as the Bears starter midway through last year but he opted to transfer away from the program this summer when Art Briles was fired as the result of a sexual assault scandal at the school. While many have considered SEC schools such as Auburn, Texas A&M and Florida to be the favorites to land the coveted junior college QB, there may be another school

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  • Report: Doomed plane was also '18 minutes from crash' with Messi, Argentina aboard

    Could Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team have been within minutes of experiencing the same fate as Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense? It's a wild thought, but one Brazilian publication claims it could have been close to happening. The Argentina national team used the very same plane as the Brazilian club last month. That plane crashed with the Brazilian team on it on Nov. 28, killing 71 people on board including the majority of the team. Sao Paulo-based newspaper Folha researched flight data from live air traffic monitor Flight Radar 24 and note that the plane can only travel about four hours and 22 minutes fully fueled, adding that the team's flight from Argentina to Brazil for World

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  • Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan won't drive for BK Racing in 2017

    Matt DiBenedetto (L) finished sixth at Bristol in the spring. BK Racing will have new full-time drivers next season. The team confirmed that Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan wouldn’t be returning in 2017.

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  • The Premier League Best XI of the season so far

    With 14 of 38 game weeks in the books, we have formally reached the halfway stage of the Premier League season. (I know, it hardly seems like yesterday that the Leicester City boys were parading their trophy on the bus.) Thus far, Jose Mourinho has underwhelmed

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  • Kris Letang on playing for Mike Sullivan, NHL concussion spotters (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins is partnering with sports drink company BODYARMOR in a deal that was announced Thursday. “So far it’s my son that is the lucky one,” Letang told Yahoo Sports. Letang was introduced to BODYARMOR while inside the Penguins’ practice facility during a skating lesson for his son.

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  • Fowler, Cardinals agree to deal

    It was a newsless Winter Meetings for the Mets, as it was for most teams, but it certainly wasn't quiet. In the end, the Mets held a lot of meetings where they talked with agents and team representatives for a variety of relief pitchers open to accepting major- and minor-league deals. In an effort to free up a roster spot, raise money and have fewer left-handed hitting outfielders, the Mets spent time talking with teams about Jay Bruce, though they reportedly saw more interest in Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, which is understandable. In the end, I expect the Mets will eventually trade Bruce and one of two things will happen, 1) They'll get back a big-league reliever making a decent

    SNY
  • Your 2016 Winter Meetings Wrapup

    OXON HILL, MD — The 2016 Winter Meetings are over.  As usual, there was still no shortage of excitement this year. More trades than we’ve seen in the past even if there are still a lot of free agents on the market. Whatever the case, it should make the rest of December a bit less sleepy than it normally is. Let’s look back at what went down here at National Harbor this week: Bud Selig was elected to the Hall of Fame. In our view, his induction is a disgrace. As is his continued lying about what he knew and when he knew it about steroids. Aroldis Chapman signed a monster deal, though it’s questionable whether it was a good deal. The Nationals acquired Adam Eaton from the White Sox. It was definitely

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  • Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and their fun debate over the midrange jumper

    Toronto Raptors teammates Kyle Lowry (right) and DeMar DeRozan are the two best friends anybody could ever have. As best buds, they “FaceTime together a lot late at night,” discussing topics ranging from basketball to everyday life, and it’s refreshing to find out one of the sport’s great analytics arguments — one Lowry and DeRozan bring to life on a nightly basis — appears to be a subject of great debate for them, too.

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  • 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.

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