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Nick Saban and Alabama have a message for college football: You don't want the Tide

Alabama won its third-straight SEC Championship game Saturday, capping an undefeated regular season with a televised 54-16 beat-down of a good Florida Gators team in Atlanta.The Tide was dominant and merciless, just as it's been all year. Nick Saban's annual maniacal search for pigskin perfection has rolled over better teams and worse teams this campaign, but make no mistake, the...
Via FOX Sports
21 minutes ago

Patriots More Well-Equipped To Overcome Latest Rob Gronkowski Injury

When the reports started swirling about Rob Gronkowski needing surgery on his back, there was a faint hope that he could return in time for the Super Bowl if the New England Patriots made it. But that no longer is the case. The Pats placed the tight end on injured reserve Saturday, which means his 2016 season is over. So how will the New England offense survive without Gronk? The...
Via NESN.com
29 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Report: A 2015 investigation led to Kevin Wilson’s departure from Indiana

For the first time since the 1990 and 1991 college football seasons, Indiana University is bowl eligible in back-to-back seasons. Despite being bowl eligible in back-to-back years for the first time in two decades, Indiana fired its Head Coach, Kevin Wilson, due to a 2015 investigation. The Indianapolis Star was the first to break the big story exclusively. That story started back...
Via The Comeback
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Raiders, A’s and Warriors pledge donations to those affected by Oakland fire

The Oakland community is in mourning after a fire at a warehouse claimed the lives of up to 40 people, officials fear, who were attending a concert. As members of this community, the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics and Golden State Warriors are doing what they can to lend their support. The Warriors announced Saturday night that they will donate $50,000 to lend financial support...
Via Sportsnaut
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Verne Lundquist honored & gets emotional during final SEC broadcast

CBS play-by-play man Verne Lundquist has had a legendary career. He’s called multiple Olympic games, the NBA, NFL, The Masters, College Basketball, and College Football. On Saturday, Uncle Verne called the the 2016 SEC Championship game for the final SEC game of his illustrious career. Lundquist’s final SEC game was a blowout, as the University of Alabama won its third straight...
Via Awful Announcing
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Wrap: Isaiah Thomas Helps Boston Escape With 107-106 Win Vs. 76ers

Every game seems to be a struggle for the Boston Celtics right now, although they managed to win their second straight game against an inferior oopponent Saturday night. The Celtics overcame a double-digit first-half deficit to beat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers 107-106 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Isaiah Thomas led the way for Boston with 37 points and seven assists...
Via NESN.com
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JJ Watt loves brother TJ’s big play against Penn State

T.J. Watt made a play like the kind fans are used to seeing from big bro J.J. Watt, so it’s no surprise the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year loved what he saw from his brother on Saturday. T.J., a junior linebacker for Wisconsin, came on a blitz on a 4th and 1 play late in the second quarter of Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game between his Badgers and Penn State. T...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Steve Kerr laments how marijuana story became headline

Steve Kerr expressed surprise and disappointment that his admission to using marijuana as a pain killer following back surgery became a headline story. Kerr talked prior to the Golden State Warriors’ game on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns about the marijuana story. Kerr had multiple back surgeries last year, which led him to be sidelined for a good portion of the season. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Belk Bowl confirms that Alabama will not be invited to the Belk Bowl this year

There are an absurd amount of bowl games in college football these days. At this rate, there will probably be a “We Don’t Even Know What We Are Called Anymore” bowl by 2020. But despite the crazy high amount of bowls, one bowl can still make fun of itself. The Belk Bowl isn’t a bad bowl at all. On December 29th at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina a member...
Via The Comeback
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Donnel Pumphrey uses sick spin move to score TD

While most are watching the Big Ten and/or ACC Championship Games, the Mountain West Conference is providing a close game between San Diego State and Wyoming. San Diego State’s star running back Donnel Pumphrey got the Aztecs on the board with this sick spin move that got him free and into the end zone…. Pumphrey spin move! https://t.co/P9aez2QYi3 — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) December...
Via The Student Section
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Watch: Mike Gesicki makes incredible TD catch

Penn State QB Trace McSorley got great protection and he let if fly. Tight end Mike Gesicki went up and got it in the end zone with this fantastic TD catch….. Gesicki! https://t.co/rEBP16bAxJ — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) December 4, 2016 This was a much needed TD for the Nittany Lions as they closed the lead to 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. The post Watch: Mike Gesicki makes...
Via The Student Section
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Alabama Crimson Tide roll over Florida, strengthen grip on top spot in college football

The Alabama Crimson Tide rolled over Florida 54-16, strengthening their grip on the top spot in college football. That’s not to say that Nick Saban’s squad was perfect. It wasn’t. The Crimson Tide offense got off to a very slow start, netting minus 7 yards on its first two drives. Likewise, the Alabama defense gave up a touchdown on the opening drive of the contest –something...
Via The Comeback
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WATCH: Don Cherry sounds off on Florida Panthers firing Gerard Gallant

Don Cherry has never been afraid to share his opinions and he didn’t hold back while discussing the Florida Panthers firing Gerard Gallant. The firing took the NHL by surprise and completed what many believe was the Panthers’ move to a more analytical system despite the fact Gallant was a Jack Adams finalist last season. How did Cherry feel about the decision? He wasn’t a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Eric Dickerson explains why Rams should move on from Jeff Fisher after season

Hall of Fame running back and Los Angeles Rams legend Eric Dickerson says enough is enough: Jeff Fisher has got to go as coach of the Rams. Dickerson made that quite clear during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd recently, sharing a conversation he had with Rams VP of Football Operations Kevin Demoff, as transcribed by FTW’s Alysha Tsuji. “I asked Kevin Demoff point...
Via The Sports Daily
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WATCH: Video of Pirates Jung Ho Kang car crash that led to arrest

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was arrested earlier this week after leaving the scene of an accident in which he was deemed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. He’s in some bit of trouble over the incident, his second off-field issue this year. Thankfully nobody was hurt badly in the crash (more on that here). Now we have some video that shows how...
Via Sportsnaut
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Carlos Beltran Adds to League-Best Lineup

Carlos Beltran signed with the Astros for a year and $16 million. There is probably plenty to say about this! There’s stuff to say about Beltran so far managing to defy the nature of aging. There’s stuff to say about the Astros being almost overloaded with position players. There’s stuff to say about Beltran returning to Houston after the two separated so many years back. There’s...
Via Fangraphs
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

KHL player takes dabbing to a whole new level

Dabbing is pretty played out. OK, extremely played out. It takes something pretty unique to make people talk about dabbing at this point, but the KHL delivered a dab so amazing that we can’t help but feature it. Korotkov Evgeny of the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev busted out a dab which got the sporting world buzzing. Absolutely new level of dabbing. pic.twitter.com/8RC1nCP1Gp — KHL...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will return for senior season

Oklahoma Sooners announced today that QB and Heisman contender Baker Mayfield will return for the 2017 season with the hopes of guiding the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. OFFICIAL:"I'll be here another year for a three-peat. The ultimate goal is to play for a national championship." Baker Mayfield on 2017. — Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 3, 2016 ....
Via The Student Section
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Le’Veon Bell opens up about potential position switch to WR

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is open to switching to receiver, just not right now. “Maybe when I’m old and not wanting to play running back and get the ball 20 times a game, maybe I could convert, but not right now,” said Bell, via Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bell is one of the league’s best receiving backs, so a potential switch to...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida LB destroys whiteboard with helmet toss

Florida Gators linebacker Jarrad Davis returned to action Saturday after missing the team’s past three games with ankle injuries, and it seemed like he was fired up to be back on the field for the matchup against Alabama. The Gators’ defense came up with a big stop on the Crimson Tide’s first drive of the game, and forced a three-and-out. Davis was pretty excited about it...
Via The Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green defends himself again after kicking Harden

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green lost control of his limbs again on Thursday and accidentally kicked Houston’s James Harden in the head. His defense this time is that people just don’t understand how his limbs operate. On Saturday, Green questioned the NBA’s increased emphasis on “unnatural acts” such as his kicking, even trying to link them to a tactic Harden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Rotation Might Be Historically Poor

Yesterday, the author of the current post published a lightly annotated version of Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections for the San Diego Padres. To no one’s surprise, likely, the forecast for the 2017 edition of the club isn’t wildly a promising one. After investing heavily in some expensive veterans during the first year of his tenure as the club’s general manager, A.J. Preller...
Via Fangraphs
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski placed on IR, ending his season

Rob Gronkowski’s 2016 season reportedly is over. The New England Patriots placed Gronkowski on injured reserve Saturday, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. That means the Patriots tight end won’t play again this season, even if New England reaches the Super Bowl. Each NFL team can place one player on short-term injured reserve/designated to return, but the Patriots...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

SQ NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

The Dolphins are on the streak that no one wants to talk about. They've won six straight games, are now only two games behind a New England team that has lost Gronk for the rest of the regular season, and tied with a Denver team that will be playing with their backup quarterback this week. The Dolphins play an ugly style of football: better than you would expect defense, a very...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baker Mayfield talks trash to Cowboys, ‘This is my house’

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield can be a bit exuberant at times, and he let his emotions get the best of him during the third quarter in the Bedlam matchup Saturday against Oklahoma State. After the Sooners went up by a touchdown to take a 24-17 lead early in the third quarter, Mayfield started talking some trash to the Cowboys from his sideline. Yeah, what @baker_mayfield6...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHLPA rejects NHL’s proposed Olympics / CBA extension offer

Two hot topics in the NHL are player participation in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and the future of the next collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NHLPA. In an effort to address both issues at once, the NHL proposed that the league’s players would be allowed to compete in the Olympics if they agreed to extend the CBA in its current form. That motion has...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL sweaters)

The holiday season is fast approaching, and because we could all use a few extra gift suggestions, here is part one of a three-part holiday gift guide series we'll be running in December. A few recommendations for the sports fan, or for people who just want to spend money on quality things. This week, we'll focus on stocking up your bookshelf, your shoe rack and a few other assorted...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

This isn’t a transitional year for the San Antonio Spurs. They’ve moved past the Tim Duncan era, but all of the work needed to make a smooth transition was completed in the years leading up to his retirement. The team brought in Kawhi Leonard via the draft, LaMarcus Aldridge via free agency and continued to convince Manu Ginobili to stay with the team despite his apparent desire...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

Twenty-four months ago, it would have been an absurd idea to think that the Pirates could be considering trading the cornerstone of their resurgent operation. Twelve months ago, it would have been little more than a whisper of a possibility. However, as December 2016 sets in, it appears more and more likely that Andrew McCutchen will not see the new year as a member of the Pittsburgh...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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