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|WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: Miami Heat players, Dwyane Wade (L), LeBron James (R) attend an event to honor the NBA champion Miami Heat in the East Room at the White House on January 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama congratulated the 2012 NBA champions for claiming their third NBA Championship by beating the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in their Sunday best at the White House.
  • Climb Inside This Ferrari FXX K Doing 200 MPH at Daytona

    Last week’s Ferrari Finali Mondiali in Daytona, Florida was notable for quite a few reasons. An uprated version of the LaFerrari’s 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V-12 and electric motor cranks out a total of 1,036 horsepower, yet the car weighs in several hundred pounds lighter than its 949-hp street-legal cousin.

    The Drive
  • Matt Holliday made sure Yankees can never trade him to one former team

    New York Yankees free-agent signee Matt Holliday has, and though his chosen profession essentially guarantees he’ll return to the city of his apparent disdain temporarily, the negotiating power of his agent has reportedly guaranteed he won’t return there permanently or work for his former employer again. As we learned on Wednesday, Holliday’s one-year, $13M contract with the Yankees reportedly includes one very interesting and unique provision. It’s essentially a one-team no-trade clause that prevents the Yankees from trading Holliday to the Oakland A’s, where he played during the 2009 season.

    Big League Stew
  • Ladies European Tour event suspended after on-course caddie death

    The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour was suspended during the first round on Wednesday following the on-course death of a caddie. The caddie’s name was not released, but Dubai media reported the caddie was carrying for Anne-Lise Caudal. The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters began on Wednesday.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Notre Dame grads buy page in school's student paper lambasting AD and coach

    Brian Kelly’s team was 4-8 in 2016. Some Notre Dame fans are so unhappy with the state of the school’s football team that they bought a page in the student paper to express their dissatisfaction. The ad appears in the Dec. 7 issue of The Observer student paper. It blames Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick for failures and expresses a lack of confidence in coach Brian Kelly.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Man arrested and charged with manslaughter in death of former NFL player

    Ronald Gasser has been arrested and charged with manslaughter involving the fatal shooting of former NFL player Joe McKnight. The two were involved in an altercation at a traffic intersection in Terrytown, La., last Thursday. McKnight suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Yahoo News Video
  • People Won’t Stop Messing With This UFC Fighter’s Cars

    Anthony Pettis doesn’t seem like the sort of guy you’d want to mess with. Pettis, 29, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, meaning his chosen occupation is ceremoniously beating other men to a bloody pulp. Between August 2013 and March 2015, Pettis was the UFC Lightweight Champion.

    The Drive
  • Charity Auction: Bid to win 2016 Reading Royals Kiss-themed jersey

    The Reading Royals are one of those minor league hockey teams that continuously come up with unique specialty jerseys for their players to wear. From Halloween looks to ugly Christmas sweater designs, the ECHL side are one of the best in the business at the jersey game. As we’ve done on two previous occasions, we’re teaming up with the Royals for a charity auction featuring an authentic Kiss-themed jersey (not game worn) that the team wore during their Nov. 26 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones.

    Puck Daddy
  • Larry Bird always knew his style of play would break his body, but he couldn't stop

    This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of Larry Bird’s retirement from professional basketball. The Legend remains one of the most revered and decorated players in the history of the sport — a 12-time All-Star, three-time champion, a three-time Most Valuable Player and one of the greatest shooters ever to set foot on a basketball court. Thirteen seasons of hard-charging play against some of the best big men and wingmen the NBA had to offer — plus another two full seasons of postseason games, which most players will tell you take an even greater toll on you than regular-season contests — did a number on the Boston Celtics magician’s body, most notably his back, forcing him to step away from the sport at age 35, just 209 points shy of 22,000 for his illustrious career.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • What do the Mets have planned for the last full day of the Winter Meetings?

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson should have at least one or two reasonable trades on the table for OF Jay Bruce, according to teams that have talked with the Mets. However, because he's comfortable with slow-playing the free-agent market for relief pitchers, Alderson appears totally fine holding off on dealing Bruce for an arm, while letting the outfield market play out and revisiting his options during December. "Things are generally slow," Alderson explained Tuesday, talking to reporters. "Hopefully things start to loosen up a little bit. ...Clubs are still trying to figure out exactly what they think is exactly the best way to go. The contours of the market are still a little bit vague, so you don't

    SNY
  • Orioles won't sign Jose Bautista because their fans don't like him

    The Orioles were brutally honest with Jose Bautista. Well, we found out Tuesday that the Baltimore Orioles are the spiteful ex of baseball. After meeting with Jose Bautisa’s camp Tuesday, the Orioles offered up a cold-blooded reason for passing on the outfielder.

    Big League Stew
  • Back in Business: Tiger Woods Now Faces a Pivotal 2017 On and Off The Course

    Tiger Woods is back, and with it, major speculation. Tiger Woods, swinging well and making birdies and climbing up a leader board, is actually one of the most exciting things in all of sports. Woods shot a second-round 65 (playing by himself in light winds) and in the third round he was four under through five holes and on a northbound express train.

    Golf
  • Arsenal wins Champions League group in the one year when it doesn't help, which is so Arsenal

    Arsenal, the kings of the impressive wins in the European games that don’t matter as much, with resounding victories in the hopeless second legs and such, smashed FC Basel 4-1 on Tuesday to clinch Group A in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League. Going into the sixth and final round of group play, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain both sat on 11 points. PSG, however, controlled the tiebreaker on head-to-head away goals, since the teams were tied on head-to-head points after two draws, as well as goal difference and goals scored.

    FC Yahoo
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Wings activate Howard off IR following six-game absence

    The Red Wings have played pretty well lately — 5-1-2 in their last eight — and got some good news on Wednesday, as veteran netminder Jimmy Howard was activated off injured reserve. Howard has been out since Nov. 25 with a groin injury, suffered early in a game against the Devils. He’s missed the last six games as a result, but will — per NHL.com — take part in Thursday’s practice and presumably be ready to dress in time for Friday’s game against the Blue Jackets. Howard was playing very well prior to getting hurt, posting a 1.82 GAA and .940 save percentage in 12 appearances, 11 of those being starts. His return means it’s back to AHL Grand Rapids for Jared Coreau, who was recalled a couple weeks

    ProHockeyTalk
  • NWHL takes 2017 All-Star Game to Pittsburgh

    In a letter on the NWHL website, league commissioner Dani Rylan hinted at a huge announcement regarding the location of the All-Star Game. The weekend of Feb. 11 and 12 the best of the best in the NWHL will showcase their talents in Pittsburgh (more or less). All 2017 NWHL All-Star events will be held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the state-of-the-art practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Cranberry Township, PA – 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

    Puck Daddy
  • Phoenix1 announces 2017 roster: Ryu, Arrow, Inori, Adrian, zig, and coach Fly

    Phoenix1 has locked in their roster and is ready to let the world know who they’ll be fielding in the North American LCS come 2017, the team announced in a statement sent exclusively to Yahoo Esports. Built around a core of North American players and bolstered by a pair of talented Korean imports, Phoenix1 is aiming much higher than their 8th place finish in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split.

    Yahoo Esports
  • LeBron James lets his play do the talking as the Cavs destroy the Knicks

    LeBron James said Monday that he had no interest in a face-to-face conversation with New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson to hash out their differences over Jackson using the term “posse” to refer to James’ friends and business partners. Come Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar let his game speak loudly enough for everyone to hear, using his titanic talents not to put the controversy to rest, but rather to put Jackson’s Knicks to bed nice and early. The Cavs never trailed at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, leading bell to bell in a 126-94 victory during which the defending NBA champs barely seemed to break a sweat.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Tebow may play with Mets in Grapefruit League games

    The Mets haven't decided whether OF Tim Tebow will be invited to play in big league games during Spring Training, GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday. "That's a decision we'll make some time in the near future," Alderson said, adding that there's "no benefit" to having him in big league camp. Mets manager Terry Collins said earlier Tuesday that Tebow would play for the Mets during Grapefruit League games this spring, even if he's in minor-league camp However, late last month, Tebow would not say if he plans to attend Spring Training. "I'm taking it day-by-day," Tebow told the NY Post, while visiting police officers with Jeff Wilpon at the NYPD's 105th Precinct in Queens Village. Tebow, who signed

    SNY
  • Hot Stove Digest: Cubs could land closer Wade Davis from Royals

    THE HOTTEST RUMOR OF THE NIGHT: The Cubs and Royals were hot and heavy about a Wade Davis trade throughout Tuesday night. The offer reportedly being considered is a 1-for-1, Davis for outfielder Jorge Soler. At this point, it’s safe to say the Cubs are the favorite to land Davis but it’s not finished yet.

    Big League Stew
  • Watch: Bryson DeChambeau Tests Out Side-Saddle Putting Stroke

    DeChambeau was testing a side-saddle putting stroke on the putting green ahead of this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout. Side-saddle putters stand next to the ball and face the cup. DeChambeau placed his right hand on the putter grip and his left hand in a modified claw grip.

    Golf
  • LIVE – UCL group stage finale: Leicester, Tottenham both in action

    The final matchday of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage takes place on Wednesday with two Premier League teams in action. [ LIVE: Champions League scores ]  Leicester City is already through and has topped Group G with Claudio Ranieri‘s men securing a top spot for next Monday’s Round of 16 draw. The Foxes face FC Porto in Portugal with the hosts needing just a point to secure second place in the group and their spot in the last 16. Putting their Premier League worries aside, Leicester will aim to stay unbeaten throughout all six of their UCL group games. Tottenham Hotspur wish they could say the same but Mauricio Pochettino‘s men have already crashed out of the Champions League with

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Rex Ryan’s time with the Buffalo Bills is likely over

    With a potential playoff berth likely out of sight for 2016, it is time for the annual discussion of the Buffalo Bills coaching staff. In short, I specifically looking for the Pegula family to follow through on their “Playoffs or bust” demand and to fire head coach Rex Ryan at the end of this season. Despite being known as a player’s coach during both his time in New York and Buffalo, Rex Ryan is not the answer needed in western New York.

    Cover32
  • Despite winning record, Rangers ‘very aware’ they must be better

    The New York Rangers may be winning, but their head coach, Alain Vigneault, knows they need to be better. Hmmm…this feels familiar for some reason. Oh right, that’s because it was the same story last season, when the Rangers got off to a great start before tailing off then fizzling out in the playoffs. The Rangers head into tonight’s game in Brooklyn with a record of 17-8-1. That’s the good news. Here’s the bad — in five of their last six games, they’ve been held to 25 shots or fewer. On the season, their score-adjusted Corsi has fallen to 26th in the league. “We’re very aware and very conscious of the areas we need to be better at,” Vigneault said, per the New York Post. “We’re playing a team

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Chasing Baja 1000 glory, via a McMillin Racing chase truck

    Last month, I had the opportunity to take in my first SCORE Baja 1000, the 49th running of the off-road classic. Trying to chronicle the experience took a bit more time than just doing a day-of report. In part one of my reflection, I looked back at the event itself on the whole. In part two, I’ll reflect on my ride-along in a chase truck with McMillin Racing, one of the preeminent teams in Baja history. Sincere thanks go to to the team and to BFGoodrich Tires for making this all possible. And now, without further adieu, part two… Imagine for a moment you’re embedded with Team Penske at Indianapolis. Or Porsche at Le Mans. Or Hendrick Motorsports at Daytona. Except you can’t really imagine it,

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Social Roundup: 82 days until the Daytona 500

    The 2017 season for NASCAR’s premier series (sponsored by Monster Energy) doesn’t begin for 82 days with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. That’s a lot of time and the stars of the sport have to keep themselves busy. Here’s a look at what some NASCAR drivers are doing with 82 days until the first points race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is busy going through production days for sponsors that will be on his No. 88 Chevrolet when he returns after missing the last 18 races of 2016 with a concussion. When he arrives at Daytona, he’ll also be a married man after he ties the knot with his fiance Amy Reimann on Dec. 31. So any commercial that debuts next season needs to reflect reality. While the Daytona 500 will

    NASCAR Talk