14 / 82
BOSTON - APRIL 15: Passersby help an injured man on the sidewalk near Marathon Sports after two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
  • Carmelo on NBA CBA opt-out deadline: “I’m skeptical of something getting done”

    After months of reports that the NBA and the NBAPA would be able to reach an agreement on a new CBA, it appears the two sides have hit a snag. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN is reporting that the league and the player’s union are unlikely to agree to terms before Thursday’s deadline for the players to opt-out of the current CBA. Via ESPN: “I’m skeptical of something getting done,” Anthony, who is the vice president of the NBPA told ESPN after the New York Knicks practiced Saturday in Los Angeles. “Do I think something could happen by the 15th? Yeah I think something could happen. But I think this kind of put a dent in conversations. “We had something so close. We were supposed to have a deal done weeks

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Broncos investigating racist, threatening letter sent to Brandon Marshall

    Marshall, who kneeled for the first eight games of the season, posted photos of the letter, sent to him at the Broncos’ facility, on his Instagram feed on Friday. Its author likely doesn’t understand that taking the time to write out such hateful filth actually makes Marshall’s point about racial injustice and racist attitudes.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Wilfried Zaha scores a screamer to put Crystal Palace in front

    The ball comes to Wilfried Zaha who gets away from a few Hull City defenders and sends a thunderous strike into the top corner to give Crystal Palace a 2-1 lead.

    NBC Sports
  • White Mamba Minute: Would the NBA be better if players called their own fouls?

    The Vertical’s Brian Scalabrine on what the NBA would look like if players were allowed to call their own fouls.

    Yahoo Sports Videos
  • 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.

    Big League Stew
  • Normally private, Niners coach Chip Kelly opens up about his late father

    When the San Francisco 49ers played the Chicago Bears last Sunday, head coach Chip Kelly was on the sidelines with a heavy heart: his father, Paul, had died just two days earlier. Kelly told reporters after the loss that he coached the game because his mother wanted him to.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Rosario untouchable, on track to play some 3B and debut in 2017

    The Mets again told teams interested in top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario that he is unavailable via trade, GM Sandy Alderson explained to reporters before leaving the Winter Meetings. For instance, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert, the Royals asked for Rosario when the Mets inquired about Wade Davis, who was eventually traded to the Cubs. "We've made that clear before and continue to make that clear when his name is mentioned, so I think clubs have gotten the message," Alderson added. MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus all consider Rosario to be the Mets' top prospect. "He has outstanding speed, hands, footwork and a very strong arm, everything he needs to stay

    SNY
  • 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.

    Puck Daddy
  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus previews Army vs. Navy football game

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus talks to Dan Patrick about Saturday's Army vs. Navy game and answers some questions about the game including why Navy is always listed second.

    NBC Sports
  • Why Harrington Is Really Happy McIlroy Didn't Overreact to Ryder Cup Heckler

    McIlroy, who was playing his match with Thomas Pieters and against Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, walked over to the gallery after hearing the spectator. Harrington, who was the vice-captain following along in that match, recently went into detail about the tense moment in a story with the Irish Golf Desk.

    Golf
  • Now Cheer This! Cheerleading Becomes (Provisional) Olympic Sport

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted Tuesday to recognize cheerleading as a sport, granting $25,000 in annual funding to the International Cheer Union (ICU), the New York Times reported. “Cheerleading is a sport with growing popularity, IOC sports director Kit McConnell said, the BBC reported. The ICU has 4.5 registered athletes and over 100 national federations.

    People
  • What we've learned about the Premier League at the halfway mark

    On the eve of the four-month mark in the nine-month Premier League campaign, the season is nearing the halfway point, which offers the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve seen in one of the most competitive seasons on record. The top four are separated by only four points, while fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur has conceded the fewest goals and has the fewest defeats of any side in the league (along with Arsenal). Antonio Conte’s Chelsea has been the best team in the Premier League thus far, as the Blues have bounced back from a Jose Mourinho meltdown season to claim the top spot.

    FC Yahoo
  • LeBron James becomes first player with 27,000 points, 7,000 rebounds, and 7,000 assists

    Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is one of the best basketball players ever, and on Friday night he passed Elvin Hayes for 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Now, LeBron has accomplished a feat that is all his own. During a game against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, James became the first player to log 27,000 points, 7,000 rebounds, and 7,000 assists. A photo posted by NBA (@nba) on Dec 10, 2016 at 4:53pm PST Being alone in those categories is incredibly special, and is a marker to how James has played his entire career as a revolutionary point forward. James is not only 9th in scoring, but 16th in assists. Statistical averages suggest he will end the season somewhere around

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says work on contract extension will resume ‘shortly’

    Earnhardt’s contract with Hendrick Motorsports expires after the 2017 season. Earnhardt and Hendrick had talks about extending the contract before Earnhardt was forced to sit out the final 18 races of this past season because of a concussion. Now that Earnhardt is set to go in the 2017 Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, he and Hendrick can finish work on the extension. “We’ll probably revisit that before the season starts,’’ Earnhardt said Friday in a conference call with reporters. “I’ve told you guys that before we got sick, me and Rick had been sitting down and talking about our future and the extension and what we wanted to do, and all that stuff was starting to come together. “We’re going to revisit

    NASCAR Talk
  • Horace Grant Didn't Always Need Those Goggles, But He Kept Wearing Them For The Kids

    Horace Grant is a four-time NBA champion, but the most famous thing about him might be his eyewear. On Thursday, the NBA world learned why he wore those goggles all those years. Grant, as the story went for years, was legally blind and needed them to see.

    UPROXX
  • 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
  • Claude Giroux on Flyers’ winning streak, evolving as captain (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    DECEMBER 08: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates after scoring a second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Wells Fargo Center on December 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Claude Giroux hasn’t collected hockey cards since he was a kid, but a new endorsement deal with Topps might get him back in the game again.

    Puck Daddy
  • Andy Reid and Jack Del Rio downplay Del Rio's evil postgame staredown of Reid

    Did you see that staredown by Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio at Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid after Thursday night’s game? All we needed was for JDR to hit Reid in the back with a chair as Reid flexed for the crowd in some “Hulk Hogan is the third man!” type drama. Andy is a good man and good coach.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Hot Stove Digest: What's the White Sox asking price for Jose Quintana?

    ASKING PRICE: The Chicago White Sox fire sale is expected to continue all winter, and the expectation now is that left-handed starter Jose Quintana will be the next player moved. The Houston Astros are reportedly making the strongest push for Quintana, but the White Sox asking price is not surprisingly high after landing big returns for Chris Sale and Adam Eaton. One report has Chicago asking Houston for big-league right-hander Joe Musgrove and two prospects, right-hander Francis Martes and outfielder Kyle Tucker, which would be another significant haul.

    Big League Stew
  • Alexis Sanchez wins Matchday 14 Impact Player of the Week

    With a late push in voting from the fans, Alexis Sanchez is Matchday 14's Impact Player of the Week! Don't forget to vote for who you think deserves the title.

    NBC Sports
  • Premier League Preview: Arsenal vs. Stoke City

    Arsenal has won last 14 matches against Stoke Gunners are currently unbeaten in last 13 PL fixtures Stoke has gone unbeaten in eight of last nine matches Arsenal looks to remain hot on Saturday as the Gunners host Stoke City (10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and streaming via NBC Sports Live) from the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners remain in contention at the summit of the Premier League as Arsene Wenger‘s side sits second behind league leaders Chelsea on 31 points. In addition to Arsenal’s recent success in the PL, the Gunners have progressed to the final 16 in the UEFA Champions League as well, making 2016/17 a potentially strong year for the London side. Alexis Sanchez continues to lead the way for the Gunners

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Kansas F Carlton Bragg arrested on domestic battery charge

    Kansas sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was suspended indefinitely on Friday after he was arrested and charged with domestic battery. Bragg, 20, allegedly struck his girlfriend and pushed her down a flight of stairs. He was arrested shortly after midnight, according to published reports. Bragg pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. He is still being held in jail and his next court date is slated for Dec. 27. Coach Bill Self said Bragg won't play for the third-ranked Jayhawks (8-1) until after the school conducts a fact-finding mission. "Carlton and I have spoken," Self said in a statement. "He certainly understands the circumstances surrounding this issue. We are taking this charge

    UPI
  • Ian Poulter gets in cameraman's face after Hong Kong Open quad

    Ian Poulter got into a bizarre altercation on Friday in Hong Kong. Ian Poulter’s second round at the Hong Kong Open was slipping away from him on Friday. “If I’m ready to play my shot, don’t go running behind me,” Poulter said, pointing his finger at the cameraman as he looked directly in the lens.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • World Racing League Is Club Racing for the Enduro-Minded

    Into club racing but feel like you don't get enough time on the track? Then the World Racing League's endurance series is right up your alley. WRL's 2016 calendar has 13 races, most featuring two 8 hour endurance races per event.

    The Drive
  • Bernhard Langer drains it from 20 feet for birdie at PNC Father/Son

    In the opening round of the 2016 PNC Father/Son Challenge, Bernhard Langer makes his birdie putt from 20 feet on the par-4 13th hole.

    PGA Raw Footage