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Adrian Peterson's dad lobbies for the Vikings to keep his son

The Minnesota Vikings have had one of the most stable backfields in the NFL for the past decade. Adrian Peterson is the reason for that, rushing for a total of 11,747 yards in that span despite missing nearly two full seasons. As consistent as Peterson has been, there could be a change coming to Minnesota’s running back unit. Peterson has an $18 million option set to hit on March...
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Two NHL players shared a good laugh seconds before fighting each other

Hockey players are a different breed. A lot of what they do both on and off the ice is largely unexplainable, but usually entertaining. For example, look at what happened in Sunday's Panthers-Senators game in Florida. Late in the third period, Panthers winger Reilly Smith and Senators forward Ryan Dzingel had this exchange. This NHL highlight is brought to you by the "boy, that escalated...
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Cardinals face tricky negotiation with Yadier Molina

The normal process for clubs trying to extend a player entering his free-agent year is to ask, “What would he be worth on the open market?” With the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina, it’s not quite that simple. Molina, 34, is the pre-eminent catcher of his era, a likely Hall of Famer, a four-time World Series participant and two-time champion. Ideally, Molina will retire a Cardinal...
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Sports world reacts to Oscars best picture award mishap

It didn’t take long for the sports world to weigh in on the Oscars best picture award mix-up that occurred late Sunday night. In case you missed it, "La La Land" initially was presented with the coveted award, only for the picture’s cast and crew to learn that fellow nominee "Moonlight" was the actual winner. And the sports world immediately reacted.
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7 hours ago

Lightning opens important stretch against Senators

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay will officially turn over the starting goaltending reins to Andrei Vasilevskiy when the Lightning host the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Vasilevskiy, the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft, is expected to get the start after Tampa Bay dealt two-time Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal that also included veteran goaltender...
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8 hours ago

Celtics return home after road split to face Hawks

BOSTON -- After avoiding what would have been a fourth three-game losing streak on Sunday in Detroit, the Boston Celtics aim for their seventh straight home victory with the Atlanta Hawks in town on Monday night. The Celtics (38-21) blew a 17-point lead and lost at Toronto in their first game back from the All-Star break on Friday night, then failed to hold a 15-point advantage...
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Wolves' 1-2 punch rolling ahead of visit to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rather quietly, Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins is becoming so consistent with his scoring that he is passing the franchise's greatest player on some of the Minnesota record lists. Teammate Karl-Anthony Towns may soon play copycat. Wiggins and Towns will try to continue their scoring craze Monday night when the Timberwolves face the Sacramento Kings at...
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9 hours ago

Raptors roll into New York to face Knicks

NEW YORK -- The Toronto Raptors appear to be out of their malaise and for DeMar DeRozan little doubt exists that the defensive presence of Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker is the difference. "I think it's obvious," DeRozan said in his postgame on-court interview with Sportsnet after Sunday's 112-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. "What P.J. brings and what Serge brings, it makes...
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New-look Wild, Kings battle for third time this season

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Los Angeles Kings were on a plane bound for a Monday night road game versus the Minnesota Wild before the first stars hit the red carpet at the Oscars, but the team from Hollywood did a nice job producing a blockbuster on Sunday anyway. On Saturday, the Kings' top goalie -- Jonathan Quick -- returned from a long-term injury and backstopped a 4-1 win over...
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9 hours ago

Shaq says his mom told him to drop Twitter feud with JaVale McGee

Even one of the most dominating players in NBA history takes orders from his mom. Shaquille O’Neal’s war of words with Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee appears to be over, and it sounds like the peacemaker was Shaq’s mom. “Just say Shaq’s mom called him, told him, ‘Stop this silliness. Leave him alone.’ So that’s the end of the beef,” O’Neal told The...
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Shorthanded Cavaliers gear up for Bucks

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are pretty bad without LeBron James. But they could be really shorthanded Monday night when they host the Milwaukee Bucks in the finale of a four-game homestand and the last of what's been a great month of games for Cleveland. James has strep throat. Kyle Korver bruised his knee Saturday night. Kevin Love and J.R. Smith are already out recovering from...
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10 hours ago

North Carolina on roll heading into meeting with Virginia

When Virginia and North Carolina met just over a week ago, the Cavaliers scored just 41 points in a 24-point loss to the Tar Heels, and fell in the midst of their longest losing streak in seven years. North Carolina, on the other hand, won its second straight and has since won two more in a row to bring its winning streak to four heading into its big Monday showdown with Virginia...
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Watch Russell Westbrook viciously dunk on DeMarcus Cousins to foul him out

While all the talk lately has been about the new-look New Orleans Hornets, Russell Westbrook reminded everyone why he’s an MVP candidate Sunday. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar racked up another triple-double – a feat that has become almost commonplace for the perennial All-Star – but Westbrook put an explosive exclamation point on Sunday’s 118-110 win late in the fourth...
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Kurt Busch's transformation from troubled to Daytona 500 champ seems complete

Two years ago, Kurt Busch walked out of Daytona International Speedway at the beginning of the 2015 season in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series without having run the Daytona 500. That seems a lifetime ago. Busch left the 2.5-mile superspeedway Sunday evening as a Daytona 500 champion, his transformation from a frequently troubled, often angry driver into something...
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11 hours ago

Leah Pritchett goes back-to-back to open the 2017 NHRA Top Fuel season

Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan have gone back-to-back to open their 2017 seasons in the NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car classes respectively at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix. While Jason Line couldn’t go back-to-back in Pro Stock after his win in Pomona, his teammate Greg Anderson got the job done for KB Racing, proving that the Summit Racing...
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11 hours ago

Pacers, George face Rockets' offensive juggernaut

HOUSTON -- It was easy to sympathize with Pacers forward Paul George in the heat of the moment on Saturday night as his temper raged and his emotions led to his ejection early in the third quarter during a loss to the Miami Heat. George had been the focal point of rampant trade rumors in the days preceding the NBA trading deadline last week, and while that speculation formed a...
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12 hours ago

Watch DeMarcus Cousins pick up his first technical foul with the Pelicans

It didn’t take long for DeMarcus Cousins to revert to his old ways. After going two games with no technical fouls, the New Orleans Pelicans’ volatile All-Star was assessed his first technical foul with his new team when he and Thunder center Steven Adams, who was also T’d up, got tangled up just 32 seconds into Sunday’s game. Cousins was suspended one game earlier this month...
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12 hours ago

Kansas looks for bench help as regular season nears an end

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Throughout the season, Kansas has gotten away with little depth. Concerns exist about average minutes played, especially with senior guard Frank Mason and junior guard Devonte' Graham threatening to each become season leaders in minutes for any Jayhawks who ever played under 14th-year coach Bill Self. Sherron Collins holds that mark with his average of 35.1 minutes...
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12 hours ago

Chase Elliott comes up short on fuel, leaves Daytona dejected

When the field lined up single-file behind Chase Elliott during the final 20 laps of the 59th running of the Daytona 500, it was obvious the 21-year-old was going to need a miraculous effort to hold the lead to the checkered flag. The second-year driver got some experience in doing exactly that on Thursday night when he held off the field to win the Can-Am Duel race. However, with...
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12 hours ago

Tony Gibson's priceless reaction after Kurt Busch's Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — The emotional highlight of Kurt Busch’s dramatic Daytona 500 victory on Sunday didn’t come from the driver himself, but his Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief, Tony Gibson, a/k/a “Old Man,” who grew up five miles from Daytona International Speedway. Gibson, a veteran racer who was part of the late Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 NASCAR Premier Series championship...
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12 hours ago

Watch Richard Hamilton's Detroit Pistons jersey get retried and raised to the rafters

During halftime of the contest between the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon, Pistons legend Richard "Rip" Hamilton was honored with a special jersey retirement ceremony. After words by legendary Fox Sports Detroit announcer George Blaha and former teammate Chauncey Billups, Hamilton took the mic. With his former high school head coach, former UCONN coach Jim...
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12 hours ago

No. 12 W. Virginia looks to remain hot vs. No. 9 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- West Virginia and Baylor have at least one thing in common. Both schools are playing out a Big 12 regular season with some level of disappointment that they weren't able to stop Kansas from winning the conference yet again. The No. 12 Mountaineers and No. 9 Bears each took a turn at looking like a potential Big 12 champion. Baylor (23-6, 10-6 Big 12) reached the...
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12 hours ago

Eric Berry doesn't sound too confident about getting a long-term deal

It’s sounding more and more likely that Eric Berry will have to wait until next offseason for that elusive long-term deal.The Kansas City Chiefs star safety who played under the franchise tag in 2016 didn’t make it seem like anything was going to change in 2017.“I’m just being patient because you never know…I’m not getting my hopes up,” Berry said, via ESPN.Berry, who...
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12 hours ago

Ryan Blaney sputters to career-best Cup finish in Daytona 500

Ryan Blaney couldn’t hide his disappointment despite earning his career-best Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Running out of fuel down the backstretch on the final lap, Blaney had just enough left in the tank to earn a second-place finish in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford Fusion behind race winner Kurt Busch. Sputtering to the finish line...
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12 hours ago

Wild land Martin Hanzal from Coyotes, but he didn't come cheap

One phrase has been used to describe this season's NHL trade deadline over and over again: "seller's market." That idea was reinforced on Sunday night when the Minnesota Wild acquired Martin Hanzal and Ryan White from the Arizona Coyotes for a package involving several draft picks. Many would consider that a steep price for a half-season rental of a depth forward in the 30-year...
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12 hours ago
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