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The College Football Playoff field is set, along with the lineup for 41 bowl games. But before the postseason kicks off with six games on Dec. 17, let's take a look back at the best and worst from the 2016 season. Once again, there were plenty of sur

2016-12-01 19:09:07.633

The College Football Playoff field is set, along with the lineup for 41 bowl games. But before the postseason kicks off with six games on Dec. 17, let's take a look back at the best and worst from the 2016 season. Once again, there were plenty of sur



There should be very little sympathy for those railing against the downgrading of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Mother Goose on the list for 2017 released this week by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders

2016-12-07 13:29:48.927

There should be very little sympathy for those railing against the downgrading of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Mother Goose on the list for 2017 released this week by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders



Fun. Edgy. Fun. Global. Fun. Those buzzwords rang through the NASCAR news conference last week when the league introduced Monster Energy as the sponsor of its Cup series, or whatever it chooses to call it in the future. The news conference includ

2016-12-07 11:22:46.893

Fun. Edgy. Fun. Global. Fun. Those buzzwords rang through the NASCAR news conference last week when the league introduced Monster Energy as the sponsor of its Cup series, or whatever it chooses to call it in the future. The news conference includ



A few months ago there was speculation in boxing circles that perhaps the mandatory fight between junior middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo and No. 1 contender Julian "J Rock" Williams would not happen. Charlo, some said, wanted to vacate and move

2016-12-07 10:26:58.053

A few months ago there was speculation in boxing circles that perhaps the mandatory fight between junior middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo and No. 1 contender Julian "J Rock" Williams would not happen. Charlo, some said, wanted to vacate and move



Marcus Foster hopped on the fast train to fame, riding it for all it was worth from the first stop of high school obscurity all the way to "the best Kansas State freshman since Michael Beasley" hyperbolic platform. Two-plus years and one school chang

2016-12-05 14:08:50.837

Marcus Foster hopped on the fast train to fame, riding it for all it was worth from the first stop of high school obscurity all the way to "the best Kansas State freshman since Michael Beasley" hyperbolic platform. Two-plus years and one school chang



What do you need to know about Tuesday night's big stories? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best. This is where we say "Morning, Joe." Worth the hype: At some point, the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and the Buffalo Sab

2016-12-07 05:26:56.273

What do you need to know about Tuesday night's big stories? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best. This is where we say "Morning, Joe." Worth the hype: At some point, the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and the Buffalo Sab



In the final inning of the 2016 baseball season, Matt Holliday replaced Brandon Moss on the Cardinals' lineup card and jogged out to left field alone. His teammates stayed in the dugout, clapping for him and leaving the whole wide field to collect th

2016-12-06 23:15:11.977

In the final inning of the 2016 baseball season, Matt Holliday replaced Brandon Moss on the Cardinals' lineup card and jogged out to left field alone. His teammates stayed in the dugout, clapping for him and leaving the whole wide field to collect th



If you were looking southward from downtown Chicago when reports hit that Chris Sale had been traded to the Boston Red Sox, you would have noticed that Guaranteed Rate Field was shrouded in a light fog. That might be a pathetic fallacy, but the visio

2016-12-06 14:41:36.843

If you were looking southward from downtown Chicago when reports hit that Chris Sale had been traded to the Boston Red Sox, you would have noticed that Guaranteed Rate Field was shrouded in a light fog. That might be a pathetic fallacy, but the visio



NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The prospects keep flying out the revolving door. But Dave Dombrowski doesn't care. He didn't come to Boston to pile up names on Keith Law's Top 50 prospects list. He didn't come to Boston to help his good friends in Pawtucket

2016-12-06 13:36:11.717

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The prospects keep flying out the revolving door. But Dave Dombrowski doesn't care. He didn't come to Boston to pile up names on Keith Law's Top 50 prospects list. He didn't come to Boston to help his good friends in Pawtucket



It's the opening game of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. Star goalie Carey Price suffers an injury, and it doesn't look good. Two time zones away in Edmonton, Devan Dubnyk, technically still property of the Montreal Canadiens but on leave, c

2016-12-06 09:21:46.170

It's the opening game of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. Star goalie Carey Price suffers an injury, and it doesn't look good. Two time zones away in Edmonton, Devan Dubnyk, technically still property of the Montreal Canadiens but on leave, c



As owners descend on Florida this week for their annual December meetings, the league and the game itself are at a crossroads, with the NHL's almost-20-year relationship with the Winter Olympics hanging in the balance. I've covered Winter Olympic tou

2016-12-06 07:04:16.943

As owners descend on Florida this week for their annual December meetings, the league and the game itself are at a crossroads, with the NHL's almost-20-year relationship with the Winter Olympics hanging in the balance. I've covered Winter Olympic tou



In an instant, everything changed for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Thomas broke his left leg in a collision with 6'3", 232-pound teammate Kam Chancellor in the second quarter of Seattle's 40-7 drubbing of the Carolina Panthers on S

2016-12-06 07:43:34.423

In an instant, everything changed for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Thomas broke his left leg in a collision with 6'3", 232-pound teammate Kam Chancellor in the second quarter of Seattle's 40-7 drubbing of the Carolina Panthers on S



The strangest thing about Bud Selig's decision to determine home-field advantage in the World Series on the outcome of the All-Star Game was how backward the connection was. The World Series comprises the seven most important games of the baseball se

2016-12-05 17:49:37.890

The strangest thing about Bud Selig's decision to determine home-field advantage in the World Series on the outcome of the All-Star Game was how backward the connection was. The World Series comprises the seven most important games of the baseball se



What do you need to know about last night's big stories? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best. This is where we say, "Morning, Joe." Pastrnak rising up: So many times this season we've discussed the young talent in the league and t

2016-12-05 18:52:28.937

What do you need to know about last night's big stories? Joe McDonald gives us his take on the biggest and best. This is where we say, "Morning, Joe." Pastrnak rising up: So many times this season we've discussed the young talent in the league and t



The Pittsburgh Penguins have five players with no-movement clauses who are on the official protected list distributed two weeks ago by the NHL to its 30 clubs: Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin. Because Fle

2016-12-05 14:01:46.847

The Pittsburgh Penguins have five players with no-movement clauses who are on the official protected list distributed two weeks ago by the NHL to its 30 clubs: Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin. Because Fle



NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The class was held just last week in Professor Bud Selig's classroom at the University of Wisconsin. The topic of the day, in the professor's "Baseball in American Society" curriculum, was a whopper: steroids and baseball. Oh,

2016-12-05 13:07:31.047

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The class was held just last week in Professor Bud Selig's classroom at the University of Wisconsin. The topic of the day, in the professor's "Baseball in American Society" curriculum, was a whopper: steroids and baseball. Oh,