NASCAR at Miami 2017 Qualifying Results: Denny Hamlin Wins Pole in Season Finale - 19分前  Bleacher Report

Denny Hamlin earned the pole position for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400, the final race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, by posting the best time in the last round of qualifying Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. While Hamlin will lead the field to the starting line, the focus will be on the Championship 4 as they race for the title. The top finisher among Martin Truex Jr. (qualified second), Kyle Busch (third), Brad Keselowski (fifth) and Kevin Harvick (ninth) will be crowned this year's champ. Hamlin, who was eliminated from the playoffs last week, won his ...more
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Report: Giancarlo Stanton Trade Offer Made by Giants; Red Sox, Cardinals in Mix - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

The San Francisco Giants have reportedly presented the Miami Marlins with a formal trade offer for outfielder Giancarlo Stanton as the sweepstakes to land the reigning MLB home run champion and 2017 National League MVP begin in earnest. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the Giants' proposal Friday and noted the Marlins are also expecting interest in the slugger from the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox and multiple "unidentified clubs." Stanton is one of several notable players, along with infielders Dee Gordon and Martin Prado, Miami will consider moving over the next few months as it...more
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Manchester United Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Marouane Fellaini Rumours - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not want Cristiano Ronaldo in his team next season, whether he remains at Old Trafford or moves to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports. Spanish website Diario Gol (h/tJack Otwayof theDaily Express) reported Mourinho has informed PSG he does not require the services of his iconic compatriot if he moves to France, and has taken the same tact with his current employers in Manchester. Per Otway, Mourinho has previously labelled the signing of the superstar as "impossible." The United boss said: "I am not going to get my club to waste time on playe...more
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Jerry Jones Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Remark Captured in Video - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologized Friday after a video posted by The Blastshowed him making a racially insensitive remark at theWarwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas in 2013. The video, which was reportedly taken after Jones was asked to provide a videotaped message to a woman who was about to get married, shows the 75-year-old saying the following:"Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he's with a black girl tonight, don't you?" "That comment was inappropriate," Jones said in a statement Friday, according to theDallas Morning News' David Moore. "It's not who I am, and I'...more
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Russell Wilson Had Jaw Reset After Injury, Was on Liquid Diet - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he had to go on a liquid diet for a couple of days after suffering a jaw injury in the team's Week 10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. On Friday, Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk passed along Wilson's comments about his recovery from the hard hit. The NFL is also reviewing the team's handling of its concussion protocol in the aftermath. "I had to wear this splint almost," Wilson said. "Basically a hard mouthguard which would reset my jaw a little bit and make me feel good again." The 28-year-old University of...more
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Michael Vick Pays Final $1.5M to Clear $17.6M Debt from 2008 Bankruptcy - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Retired quarterback Michael Vick reportedly cleared his debt stemming from a 2008 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Thursday when he sent a final $1.5 million payment to creditors. According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Vick officially paid back $17.4 million of the $17.6 million he owed. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. Get the app and get the game.
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Chris Coleman Resigns as Wales Manager Amid Sunderland Rumours - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Chris Coleman has left his role as coach of Walesand is expected to become the new manager of EFL Championship side Sunderland. TheFootball Association of Wales released a statement on their official website, confirming Coleman's immediate departure.The statement read: "We are extremely disappointed to see Chris' tenure as Wales manager come to an end. "The FAW and Wales as a nation will be eternally grateful for the job he has done over the last six years as National Team Manager, from travelling the length and breadth of Wales outside of the media spotlight to talk to players and supporters,...more
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Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Peterson's Fantasy Outlook with Blaine Gabbert Starting - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback Sunday against the Houston Texans, which means fantasy owners pegging their hopes to Larry Fitzgerald and Adrian Peterson could be in for something of a rollercoaster ride. In 40 career starts, Gabbert has completed 56.0 percent of his passes for 7,351 yards, 38 touchdowns and 37 interceptions. He's also averaged a middling six yards per pass attempt over that span. Needless to say, those numbers aren't inspiring. However, they don't mean Fitzgerald's stock is shot. When it comes to Week 11 specifically, the ...more
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Blaine Gabbert Officially Named Cardinals Starting QB After Drew Stanton Injury - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians announcedFriday (h/t ESPN.com) that Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback in Sunday's Week 11 game against the Houston Texans. Previous starter Drew Stanton is dealing with a sprained knee. He will serve as Gabbert's backup if he is able to do so, but if he cannot suit up, the recently signed Matt Barkley will be the backup. Stanton had started the Cards' past two games after veteran quarterback Carson Palmer landed on the shelf with abroken arm. The 28-year-old Gabbert has not attempted a pass this season, but he does have 40 career starts to his c...more
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Ranking the Saddest Sports Communities on Twitter - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

Twitter. It’s a wonderful, beautiful trash heap of miserable mayhem and funny jokes that quickly get beaten into the ground mercilessly. I hate it, and I spend all day there. It’s also a place where like-minded sports fans can come together, show support for their teams, complain endlessly and beg for the sweet release of the offseason. Those special groups are the Sports Twitter communities. Team and local Twitter subsets are loosely defined and freewheeling. The analytics dorks? Part of it. Sports talk radio hot takers? Members. Bandwagoners? On board. People who earnestly use 28...more
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Simone Biles Supports Aly Raisman After Apparent Criticism from Gabby Douglas - 45分前  Bleacher Report

Simone Biles has responded to controversial comments made by her United States gymnastics teammate, Gabby Douglas. Douglas tweeted women have a "responsibility" to dress "modestly and be classy" in a replyto a social-media message from Aly Raisman, who was also on the 2016 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, about women having the right to be "sexy and comfortable in their own skin" without being harassed by men. Here was Biles' response to Douglas' comment: This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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Derrick Rose Out at Least 2 Weeks with Ankle Injury - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose's lingering ankle problems will keep him out of action for an extended period of time. Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue announced Rose will miss Friday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Quicken Loans Arena and is being shut down for at least two weeks, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin. The 29-year-old has only appeared in seven games in the 2017-18 season and has missed each of Cleveland's last two contests with ankle problems. Injuries are nothing new for Rose, who saw much of his tenure with the Chicago Bulls defined by his physical setbacks—includi...more
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D'Angelo Russell Underwent Knee Surgery; Timeline to Return from Injury Unknown - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell will be out for an indefinite period of time after having knee surgery Friday. Nets general manager Sean Marks announced Friday that Russell had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his knee and didn't offer a return timetable, via B/R's Howard Beck. Russell last played in the Nets' 114-106 loss against the Utah Jazz on Nov. 11. He scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds in nearly 33 minutes before limping to the locker room late in the fourth quarter. Acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers in June, Russell is having the best se...more
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Grand Slam of Darts 2017: Peter Wright, Gary Anderson Advance to Last 4 - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Peter Wright cruised into the semi-finals at the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts, as he defeated Glen Durrant 16-10 in Wolverhampton, England, on Friday. The BDO champion was off the pace, missing the doubles as Snakebite flexed his muscle at the oche. Gary Anderson defeatedMensur Suljovic 16-12 in a tight encounter, but the two-time world champion produced the extra quality he needed late in the contest. Here are Friday's quarter-finals results: Peter Wright 16-10 Glen Durrant Gary Anderson 16-12Mensur Suljovic Saturday's quarter-final matches: Phil Taylor vs. Daryl Gurney Mic...more
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La Liga Table 2017: Latest Standings Following Friday's Week 12 Results - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

La Liga resumed after the international break on Friday as Girona held Real Sociedad to a 1-1 draw at theEstadi Montilivi. The result keeps Real Sociedad in seventh place while Girona stay 10th, now two points clear of Celta Vigo. Here are the latest standings in Spain (goal difference in parentheses): 1. Barcelona 31 (26) 2. Valencia 27 (19) 3. Real Madrid 23 (13) 4. Atletico Madrid 23 (10) 5. Villarreal 20 (7) 6. Sevilla 19 (1) 7. Real Sociedad 18 (3) 8. Real Betis 17 (1) 9. Leganes 17 (1) 10. Girona 16 (-3) 11. Celta Vigo 14 (5) 12. Getafe 13 (2) 13. Espanyol 13 (-4) 14. Levante 12 (-3) 15...more
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ATP World Tour Finals 2017 Results: Friday Tennis Scores and Updated Schedule - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

David Goffin booked his spot in thesemi-finals of the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals in Londonwith a convincing win over Dominic Thiem on Friday. The Belgian won in straight sets against Thiem, who looked to be struggling with a knee problem, and will now face Roger Federer for a place in Sunday's final. Later in the day, Grigor Dimitrov, who had already booked his place in the last four, comfortably saw offPablo Carreno Busta in straight sets. Friday's Results (7) David Goffin bt. (4) Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 (6) Grigor Dimitrov bt.(alt) Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-1 Saturday Schedule Roger ...more
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Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm: The Best Fight in Women's MMA History - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

On a brisk May night twelve years ago, Cristiane Santos walked to a ring in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. It was her first professional fight. She lost by submission, tapping out to a kneebar in just under two minutes. Mixed martial arts is full of stories like this. People fight once or twice and lose and decide it's not for them, and then they walk away and pursue some other, more normal career. Santos' story could've ended that night at Show Fight 2. Instead, she returned later that year and won her second fight. And her third. It has been twelve years, and she still hasn't lost another...more
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Danica Patrick Announces She Won't Return as Full-Time NASCAR Driver Next Season - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

Danica Patrick announced Friday that the 2017 season will mark her final campaign as a full-time driver. As seen in the following video courtesy of Fox: NASCAR, Patrick made the announcement two days before the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Patrick added that while she will not be a full-time driver in 2018, she will still compete in NASCAR's Daytona 500, as well as the Indianapolis 500 for IndyCar. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com'sBob Pockrass), Patrick plans to retire from racing following the Indy 500:"Nothing that was being presented excited me...more
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Report: Adam Silver Contacted About Replacing Roger Goodell as NFL Commissioner - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

NFL owners have been discussing potential succession plans for commissioner Roger Goodell as debate continues to rage regarding his future in the league office, and one interesting name reportedly surfaced of late. According to ESPN.com's Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham, "aconfidant of one owner reached out to gauge whether Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would be interested in running the NFL." Silver, however, had zero interest in the proposition and "immediately said no." That Silver would decline is hardly surprising. The 55-year-oldjoinedthe NBA in 1992 and steadily worked his wa...more
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WWE Survivor Series 2017 Matches: Predicting Results That Will Anger Fans - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

With bragging rights at stake and some of the biggest names in WWE going head-to-head in star-studded matches, Survivor Series 2017 promises to be one of the more exciting installments of one of the company's biggest shows in recent times. The headline is Raw and SmackDown Live doing battle to determine which brand is the best, and the ongoing invasion angles between both shows have certainly done a good job of hyping Sunday's pay-per-view. But despite the card looking fascinating on paper, there are sure to be some bouts that will have left fans feeling firmly disappointed. It's clear there a...more
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