Victory Lane: David Ragan

David Ragan celebrates his first win of the season for Front Row Motorsports at Talladega.

  • Daniel Winnik loses chunk of ear on nasty blocked shot (Video)

    Washington Capitals forward Daniel Winnik decided to make an aggressive play on Thursday night with his team up by a goal in the third period. As Reilly Smith of the Florida Panthers cranked up for a shot on the Capitals’ goal, Winnik dropped down to

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  • Favorable Notice of Allegations will benefit both Rick Pitino, Louisville

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino could face a suspension. The most noteworthy aspect of the Notice of Allegations released Thursday by Louisville is what it doesn’t contain. There was not one word from the man who could have done the most damage to Rick Pitino and the Cardinals basketball program.

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  • Steelers want NFL to investigate Ndamukong Suh kicking Ben Roethlisberger

    Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won’t get the benefit of the doubt from many people when it comes to a dirty play. The Pittsburgh Steelers were not happy over a play last week in which Suh appeared to kick their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. The play happened in the fourth quarter, long after Roethlisberger tore the meniscus in his left knee (that injury will keep him out an estimated four-to-six weeks).

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  • Should the Mets acquire Maybin?

    In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that

  • There's nothing random when it comes to Miesha Tate's kindness

    Two-time world champion Miesha Tate is one of the UFC’s most popular fighters. The final question was meant as a joke, though given Miesha Tate’s history, it did have some relevance. Have you, the former UFC and Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion was asked, saved anyone recently?

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  • NLCS Game 4: Cubs offense erupts to even series with Dodgers

    The Chicago Cubs offense is alive and well. After being shutout in consecutive postseason games for the first time in franchise history, the Cubs bounced back to destroy the Dodgers 10-2 in a much-needed Game 4 breakout. The win evens the series at 2-2, setting up a pivotal Game 5 Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.

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  • What the Red Sox’ payroll means for their offseason plan

    We’re in that awkward time period that no team wants to face but almost all do year-in and year-out. The Red Sox’ season is over, but the offseason has not yet begun. As the last three teams in the race duke it out, we are left to wait, dreaming of the team that might get us to that point in 2017. While their success or failure in that regard comes down to what happens on the field, the four months that we face now are about anything but. Baseball is a business, as they (correctly) say, and that’s never more apparent than during the offseason. Until winter is over, it’s all about money, so let’s see where the Red Sox stand in that regard. These 2016 Red Sox were far from cheap. The major league

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  • MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: United States GP

    Formula 1 rolls into Austin, Texas this weekend for the United States Grand Prix as the fight for the drivers’ championship begins to near its endgame. Nico Rosberg’s ninth victory of the season last time out in Japan saw him move into a 33-point lead at the top of the standings, leaving Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with a mountain to climb in the closing four races of 2016. Hamilton will be looking to breathe fresh life into his bid for a fourth world title this weekend at the Circuit of The Americas, a track he has won at three times before. Can he impress in front of a packed crowd? Here are our picks for the United States Grand Prix.

  • Yakupov returns to Edmonton, playing noteworthy role with Blues

    Nail Yakupov returns to Edmonton tonight, for the first time since the Oct. 7 trade that sent him to St. Louis. To nobody’s surprise, Yakupov wants to make a statement to the team that dealt him away. “I’d like to get two points here in this building for sure,” Yakupov told reporters, per Global News. “Can’t wait.” The first overall pick in 2012, Yakupov struggled through four erratic campaigns in Edmonton before getting a much-needed change of scenery. Though things started well — as a rookie, he scored 17 goals and 31 points during the 48-game lockout campaign — but eventually got to the point where the speedy Russian was playing a complimentary role, at best, in Edmonton’s forward group. There

  • Tiger Woods on his comeback and his one regret

    Golf great Tiger Woods has a timeline for his return to the game. He sat down for a rare one-on-one interview with Charlie Rose on Rose’s PBS program as the charitable group he started with his father, the Tiger Woods Foundation, turns 20. Woods spoke about his struggle to come back after a series of injuries, the fallout from controversies he endured in 2009, and the one decision that remains his single biggest regret. Rose: When do you think you’ll come back? Woods: I’m hoping to come back in December.  Rose: You believe you can do that? You’ll be ready? Something will happen between withdrawing from Safeway and competing there? Woods: More hard work. Rose: Here is what’s interesting about

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  • 51 Questions: Which team will win the East? Make playoffs?

    It is the final days of PBT’s 2016-17 NBA preview series, 51 Questions. For six weeks we have tackled 51 questions we cannot wait to see answered during the upcoming NBA season. We are entering the prediction portion of the preview season, today the PBT staff is tackling: Which teams make the playoffs, then who wins the East? Here are our staff predictions. 1. Cavaliers 2. Celtics 3. Raptors 4. Pacers 5. Pistons 6. Wizards 7. Hornets 8. Bulls Eastern Conference Finals: Cavaliers over Celtics On the one hand, the East is not that interesting: It’s Cleveland then everyone else. The only question is do they have enough of a championship hangover that Boston or Toronto can catch them in the regular

  • Why Arsenal will finally take a step forward in the Champions League (no, seriously)

    Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.

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  • BYU tried the worst fake punt from its own end zone

    BYU tried to run a fake punt from its own end zone. BYU tried what could easily be called the worst fake punt of the 2016 season on Thursday when it tried to fool the Boise State defense from inside their own end zone. This is the worst fake punt of all time.

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  • NHL Power Rankings: Who’s out of the gate fastest in 2016-17? (Video)

    The 2016-17 NHL season is in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a snapshot of what the League looks like out of the gate. Through Wednesday night’s games, here is the first NHL Power Rankings from Yahoo Sports. While they were dominated

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  • Who will win - Arkansas or Auburn?

    Yahoo Sports looks at the key matchups for Saturday's SEC battle in Auburn.

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  • Ten moments that fueled the Indians run to the World Series

    The Cleveland Indians are four wins away from ending a 68-year World Series championship drought. The Indians were a deep team coming into the season, and that depth has been tested since spring training. Along the way, they lost star outfielder Michael Brantley and starting catcher Yan Gomes.

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  • NFL draft: Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett worthy of No. 1 overall pick in 2017

    Texas A&M has a tall order this week against No. 1 Alabama. For all the talk of the quarterbacks who could go high in the draft, and we dissected many of them last week, there are still major questions with the ones most often projected in that range  — specifically, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer (who was benched for a spell against Stanford) and Miami’s Brad Kaaya. Yes, it was a little more than one year ago that eventual No. 1 pick Jared Goff had a five-INT game against Utah, which temporarily halted talk of him being a candidate for the top choice.

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  • Lower stakes, but Sharks aim to ‘make a statement’ in return to Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season. Still, the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins expect the atmosphere to be a little more heated than the usual NHL October product when they meet Thursday night barely four months removed from Pittsburgh’s six-game victory in the Stanley Cup Final. “It was obviously tough to go on that long a journey and lose the way we did,” San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. “I don’t think there was any doubt at the end of the day they deserved to win, but at the same time I think for us it’s a chance to go in, and we’re a different team this year, and make a statement

  • NASCAR weekend schedule for Talladega Superspeedway

    The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series are in action this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway as both series hold Chase elimination races at the 2.66-mile track. The Sprint Cup Series competes in the Hellmann’s 500, and the Truck Series, in its first race in two weeks, competes in the Fred’s 250. Here’s the full weekend schedule for NASCAR including TV and radio times. All times are Eastern. Friday, Oct. 21 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Sprint Cup garage open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Truck Series garage open 1 – 1:55 p.m. – Truck series practice (Fox Sports 1) 2 – 2:55 p.m. – Sprint Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network) 3 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Truck Series practice (FS1) 4:30 – 5:25 p.m. – Final Sprint

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  • J.R. Smith denies racism toward Jeremy Lin

    Jeremy Lin sensibly noted how his Asian-American heritage has influenced his basketball career, for better or worse. Among the negatives: It made it harder for Lin to gain acceptance as a basketball player. But did J.R. Smith show that prejudice against Lin while they played together with the Knicks? That’s what Craig Carton claimed when Lin appeared on Boomer & Carton. Carton: “Let me say directly what we think went on, and you tell me if you felt it or if I’m right. There’s the thought – and I believe this, so I’ll say it’s my thought, maybe no one else’s – that there’s a racial component that because you’re a Chinese-American player, that certain African-American players in your locker room,

  • UEFA Europa League preview: RVP ready for “special” Old Trafford return

    We’ve got a Champions League-level match down in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, highlighted by an Old Trafford visit by a Turkish giant. Old pal Robin Van Persie and Fenerbahce visit Manchester United on Thursday, and the home side would do well with all three points. Fener has a road draw at Zorya and a home win versus Feyenoord, while United beat Zorya after losing in the Netherlands. “In the last match I had a game against one of my first teams, Feyenoord, and next it’s United,” Van Persie said on “I am looking forward to it. I am now playing for Fenerbahce and I want to do well for my team but of course it will be special to play ‘at home’ [Old Trafford] in a great stadium

  • Boise State survives five turnovers to beat rival BYU and remain undefeated

    Boise State did just about everything they could to give the game away. BYU did their best to take it too. In the end the Broncos survived a whopping five turnovers and blocked a last second field goal to escape with a 28-27 win over their regional rivals. Tailback Jeremy McNichols scored on the third play of the game on his way to a 140 yard, one touchdown night on the ground to go along with an impressive 109 yards and a touchdown through the air. Wideout Thomas Sperbeck had 109 yards and a score as well and became the school’s all-time leading receiver while doing so. Quarterback Brett Rypien put up some big numbers with 442 yards passing and three touchdowns but did throw two pick-sixes as

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  • Jimmy Howard stole that game for the Red Wings last night

    Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said twice last night that he felt Jimmy Howard stole a win for the Red Wings last night. (Rangers Game Notes)  He added, "I thought Jimmy had one of the best performances I've seen out of any goalie at any level." (Rangers Game Notes) Alain Vigneault said after the game that he really likes how the Rangers are playing but they ran into a hot goalie last night. (MSG) Ryan McDonagh and Henrik Lundqvist both said that Howard made some "big" and "really good" saves. (Rangers Game Notes)  Derek Stepan said that Howard played a "heck of a game." (NYR) Adam Rotter: I mean, the Red Wings coach put it perfectly. His goalie stole a game for his team. Henrik Lundqvist has

  • Ben McAdoo: “We’re not going to turn our back on Josh” (Brown)

    The Giants flew across an ocean to get away from Josh Brown this weekend, but coach Ben McAdoo said they weren’t going to abandon the kicker who admitted to years of domestic abuse. Via Jordan Raanan of, McAdoo offered some tepid support for his kicker, who will be inactive this week. “We’re not going to turn our back on Josh,” McAdoo said. “He’s our teammate.” McAdoo told reporters he informed his players by position group yesterday to tell them Brown wouldn’t be joining them in London. They’re signing Robbie Gould to kick Sunday against the Rams, and perhaps longer. The team is moving carefully through what seems like an inevitable parting of ways with Brown, following reports this

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  • On brink of losing, pro 'Overwatch' team switches to worst character and wins

    LOS ANGELES — Just seconds away from sure defeat, a frustrated Overwatch pro switched to the game's worst character and surprisingly — no, hilariously — won the match. LW Blue had less than a minute to go in what looked like a losing effort against Team Kongdoo Panthera earlier this week at the OGN Overwatch APEX. Kongdoo Panthera had the capture point under control in overtime when LW Blue player "NoName" apparently said "screw it." SEE ALSO: 'Overwatch' player's lewd comment toward interviewer costs team prize money He jumped on Bastion and definitively turned the match around, winning and advancing LW Blue into the next round. Check out video of the moment below: Bastion is a running joke