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`COMMERCE CITY, CO - MARCH 22: A large United States flag is stretched out by fans to celebrate a goal as United States players return to kickoff position during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Team USA vs. Costa Rica caught in snowstorm

The U.S. men's national team faced off with Costa Rica in the middle of a snowstorm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Friday, March 22, 2013.

  • Kings' Barnes, Cousins sued for assault, battery over NYC nightclub fight

    DeMarcus Cousins (left) and Matt Barnes have been named in a civil suit stemming from an altercation at a New York nightclub on Monday. Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins have been named in a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court by two people who claim the Sacramento Kings players assaulted them in a New York nightclub early Monday. TMZ reported Wednesday that Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell had filed suit against Barnes and Cousins, and Daniel Werly of sports law blog The White Bronco published the court documents on Wednesday evening.

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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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  • 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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  • Can fantasy owners trust Colin Kaepernick in the playoffs?

    Yahoo Sports' Andy Behrens answers a social media question about the San Francisco 49ers quarterback and whether a poor Week 13 performance affects his value in the fantasy postseason.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins set to meet on Wednesday Night Rivalry

    The night you love to hate returns with the Bruins facing off against the Penguins as the week's marquee Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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  • 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.

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  • LeBron James moves to ninth place on NBA's all-time scoring list, RickRolls crowd

    LeBron James hit single digits in a scoring category on Friday night, and yet all went according to plan in his team’s 114-84 win. James went for 27 gutty points in his team’s win over the Miami Heat on Friday, and the Cavaliers star moved into ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list as a result. James’ 27 was second on the Cavaliers to Kevin Love’s 28-point, 15-rebound night, as the Cavs moved to 16-5 despite being without J.R. Smith due to injury, and Channing Frye (who missed the contest due to attend his father’s funeral).

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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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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. confident he isn't at increased risk for another concussion

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back for the 2017 Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the rehabilitation he’s gone through after suffering a concussion over the summer means he isn’t at an increased risk for another one once he resumes racing in 2017. The concussion was the second known one Junior suffered in the past four years.

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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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  • Hot Stove Digest: Cubs agree to deal with Koji Uehara

    Koji Uehara will pitch for the Cubs in 2017. WHAT A RELIEF: The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with free-agent reliever Koji Uehara. The 41-year-old Uehara posted a 3.45 ERA over 47 innings with the Boston Red Sox last year.

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  • NHL won’t reconsider Golden Knights name, logo in wake of trademark issue

    Last night, we passed along news that the Vegas Golden Knights trademark had been denied by the U.S. government, based on a “likelihood of confusion” with the NCAA’s College of St. Rose Golden Knights. Today, the NHL has responded with a statement from deputy commissioner Bill Daly: “We are currently reviewing the Trademark Office’s letter and will prepare a detailed response demonstrating why we continue strongly to believe the Vegas Golden Knights mark should be registered in co-existence with the college registration, just as a number of other nicknames currently co-exist in professional and college sports (particularly where there is no overlap as to the sport for which the nickname is being

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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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  • 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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  • Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders, take control of AFC West

    The Chiefs beat the Raiders on Thursday Night Football to take a lead in the AFC West. Is it finally time to stop overlooking Kansas City?

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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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  • Kaepernicks break silence: 'Very proud' of Colin

    Martenzie Johnson, The Undefeated The parents of embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have broken their silence on their son's decision to kneel for the playing of the national anthem this season. "Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs," Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote in a statement addressed to The Undefeated on Friday. "As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength

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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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  • To succeed at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho must adapt again

    Manchester United is not in the crisis everyone says they are. No, they are not the ones in a crisis. Their manager, however, is a different story. Throughout his career, Jose Mourinho has been quite adaptable. Through his wildly successful journey across four different European top flights, he’s been able to wire himself differently to fit each individual league, and it’s worked. He hasn’t always made a lot of friends at each stop with a my-way-or-the-highway attitude, but it’s worked (at least for a time, before sometimes burning to the ground) to the tune of eight league titles with at least one in all four leagues he’s been a part of. What Mourinho has not been able to do on a regular basis,

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  • Eighteen players selected in the Rule 5 Draft

    OXON HILL, MD — The Rule 5 Draft just went down here at National Harbor. As always, it was the last event of the Winter Meetings. As usual, you likely don’t know most of the players selected in the Draft, even if a couple may make a splash one day in the future. In all, 18 players were taken in the Major League phase of the Rule 5. Here they are, with the name of the team which selected them: Round 1 1. Twins:  Miguel Diaz, RHP, Brewers 2. Reds: Luis Torrens, C, Yankees 3. Padres: Allen Cordoba, SS, Cardinals 4. Rays: Kevin Gadea, Mariners 5. Braves: Armando Rivero, RHP, Cubs 6. D-backs: Tyler Jones, RHP, Yankees 7. Brewers: Caleb Smith, LHP, Yankees 8. Angels  Justin Haley,RHP, Red Sox 9. White

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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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  • Brexit sentiments still strong for England's 'Rust Belt'

    As one of the driving forces behind Brexit, the 'Rust Belt' of northern England was a key player in triggering the political earthquake whose aftershocks travelled across the Atlantic, and its people are in no mood to back down.

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