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What do you need to know about the weekend's big stories? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best. This is where we say, "Morning, Joe." Gaudreau's return provides boost: After breaking his finger on Nov. 15, Calgary Flames forward Jo

2016-12-05 05:42:10.467

What do you need to know about the weekend's big stories? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best. This is where we say, "Morning, Joe." Gaudreau's return provides boost: After breaking his finger on Nov. 15, Calgary Flames forward Jo



The College Football Playoff selection committee has announced its final rankings, and we have our New Year's Six bowl matchups. Here's the latest recruiting news for those teams: Numbers reflect final College Football Playoff rankings College F

2016-12-04 11:10:22.963

The College Football Playoff selection committee has announced its final rankings, and we have our New Year's Six bowl matchups. Here's the latest recruiting news for those teams: Numbers reflect final College Football Playoff rankings College F



The best thing about college football is that we all feel like we own it. That's occasionally the worst thing, too. But the passion that the sport engenders is what separates it from the NFL, thank goodness. This has been an unusual year, from the ub

2016-12-04 16:58:49.733

The best thing about college football is that we all feel like we own it. That's occasionally the worst thing, too. But the passion that the sport engenders is what separates it from the NFL, thank goodness. This has been an unusual year, from the ub



NASSAU, Bahamas -- Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green at Albany Golf Club on Sunday, completing a 72-hole tournament for the first time in 15 months. It was an achievement that was always going to mean more than his swing, his score and his standi

2016-12-04 09:41:18.180

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green at Albany Golf Club on Sunday, completing a 72-hole tournament for the first time in 15 months. It was an achievement that was always going to mean more than his swing, his score and his standi



NASSAU, Bahamas -- Comparisons to legends are rarely fair, and comparisons to a legend that dominated this week's news cycle and handed over the trophy as tournament host are even less so. And yet, there was Hideki Matsuyama, just minutes removed fro

2016-12-04 09:44:28.103

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Comparisons to legends are rarely fair, and comparisons to a legend that dominated this week's news cycle and handed over the trophy as tournament host are even less so. And yet, there was Hideki Matsuyama, just minutes removed fro



With all due respect to Ronald Reagan's George Gipp on his deathbed, Denzel Washington's Herman Boone at Gettysburg or even Robert Loggia's halftime talk with the Texas State Armadillos, Hollywood's greatest football speech was Al Pacino's in "Any Gi

2016-12-04 09:34:50.350

With all due respect to Ronald Reagan's George Gipp on his deathbed, Denzel Washington's Herman Boone at Gettysburg or even Robert Loggia's halftime talk with the Texas State Armadillos, Hollywood's greatest football speech was Al Pacino's in "Any Gi



Ohio State lost once. Penn State lost twice. The Buckeyes beat three teams that are currently ranked in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings, including two of them on the road. The Nittany Lions defeated two teams that are currently ra

2016-12-03 12:29:25.677

Ohio State lost once. Penn State lost twice. The Buckeyes beat three teams that are currently ranked in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings, including two of them on the road. The Nittany Lions defeated two teams that are currently ra



INDIANAPOLIS -- When the top four teams won this weekend, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee won a reprieve. The 12 representatives who will bask in the glow of their computer screens on Selection Day don't have to choose among eq

2016-12-03 23:13:01.823

INDIANAPOLIS -- When the top four teams won this weekend, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee won a reprieve. The 12 representatives who will bask in the glow of their computer screens on Selection Day don't have to choose among eq



NASSAU, Bahamas -- At precisely 1:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, you could sense it was happening again. Not just from the modest gallery here at the Hero World Challenge, which roared with approval as Tiger Woods holed a greenside bunker shot for his fourt

2016-12-02 10:43:52.573

NASSAU, Bahamas -- At precisely 1:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, you could sense it was happening again. Not just from the modest gallery here at the Hero World Challenge, which roared with approval as Tiger Woods holed a greenside bunker shot for his fourt



LAS VEGAS -- Jimmie Johnson didn't need to see highlights of his seventh Sprint Cup championship celebration at Homestead-Miami Speedway to tug at his heart during the 2016 awards banquet Friday night. He has a pretty good idea of all that happened

2016-12-03 09:49:44.540

LAS VEGAS -- Jimmie Johnson didn't need to see highlights of his seventh Sprint Cup championship celebration at Homestead-Miami Speedway to tug at his heart during the 2016 awards banquet Friday night. He has a pretty good idea of all that happened



NASSAU, Bahamas -- Playing in 2 hours, 54 minutes was nice. So, too, were the seven birdies and no bogeys in a round of 65. The less standing around the better, and fewer shots is the name of the game. But Tiger Woods' day was hardly done, even tho

2016-12-01 09:08:05.640

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Playing in 2 hours, 54 minutes was nice. So, too, were the seven birdies and no bogeys in a round of 65. The less standing around the better, and fewer shots is the name of the game. But Tiger Woods' day was hardly done, even tho



Somebody, bring a camera. The parade of riders filing out of the Del Mar jockeys room at a quarter past three on Sunday afternoon will be a sight to see. No one will need a program to match names and faces. This is no Breeders' Cup confluence, wher

2016-12-02 13:56:05.310

Somebody, bring a camera. The parade of riders filing out of the Del Mar jockeys room at a quarter past three on Sunday afternoon will be a sight to see. No one will need a program to match names and faces. This is no Breeders' Cup confluence, wher



Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. figured to still be a fight or two away from a world title opportunity. But then champion Tyson Fury, dealing with myriad personal problems -- including drug, alcohol and mental health issues -- vacated his world t

2016-12-02 09:47:51.433

Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. figured to still be a fight or two away from a world title opportunity. But then champion Tyson Fury, dealing with myriad personal problems -- including drug, alcohol and mental health issues -- vacated his world t



Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler had heard all the stories and scouting reports last offseason about his team's new phenom from Finland, who could shoot a puck from everywhere and score at will. Watching it firsthand, well, that's a whole other th

2016-12-02 06:11:34.210

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler had heard all the stories and scouting reports last offseason about his team's new phenom from Finland, who could shoot a puck from everywhere and score at will. Watching it firsthand, well, that's a whole other th



Here's our weekly look at the fortunes of some of the game's brightest young stars. Behold, the latest under-24 player rankings. Hot Ryan Johansen, C, Nashville Predators The Predators -- who have gone 8-3-0 in their past 11 games and moved into a t

2016-12-02 06:41:15.120

Here's our weekly look at the fortunes of some of the game's brightest young stars. Behold, the latest under-24 player rankings. Hot Ryan Johansen, C, Nashville Predators The Predators -- who have gone 8-3-0 in their past 11 games and moved into a t



Juan Martin del Potro's misfortunes in recent years have been a sad tale with one compelling but largely ignored side effect: They've been a boon to the unit known as the Big Four. That bonus is about to be eliminated, and it might have a transformat

2016-12-01 16:00:32.927

Juan Martin del Potro's misfortunes in recent years have been a sad tale with one compelling but largely ignored side effect: They've been a boon to the unit known as the Big Four. That bonus is about to be eliminated, and it might have a transformat