The Dallas Mavericks are approaching the day franchise legend Dirk Nowitzki retires from the NBA, but he’s not going to let the team’s record sway him.According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the 20-year-pro said the eventual decision will be based on his health. (read more)

Brad Ausmus has found a new job after spending the past four seasons as manager of the Tigers.According to the Orange County Register, Ausmus will be a special assistant to the general manager for the Angels. (read more)

It took 23 seasons before David Ross became baseball’s first (and only) dancer on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” earlier in 2017. And during the show’s 24th season, the two-time World Series champion finished in second place. (read more)

Major League Baseball threw the book at the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, and the loss of one of their top prospects is part of it.Infielder Kevin Maitan, a 17-year-old Venezuelan that the Braves invested upward of $4 million in signing, was one of 12 Atlanta prospects immediately declared a free agent by the league. (read more)

MLB has hit the Atlanta Braves with their version of the death penalty as punishment for the franchise’s violations over the past few years. The punishments are so severe that it’s clear the league wanted to make an example out of the Braves as a warning to clubs not to do anything similar in the future. (read more)

Aaron Judge underwent left shoulder surgery on Monday. The good news is that the New York Yankees’ star is expected to be ready before spring training. (read more)

Joe Morgan sent a letter via email to eligible Hall of Fame voters pleading with them to not elect “steroid users” for induction into Cooperstown, writing players tainted by performance-enhancing drug accusations “don’t belong here.”Morgan, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990, passionately railed against the specter of steroid users tarnishing Cooperstown’s legacy in the letter. (read more)

While the MLB world waits for the first shoe to drop, it’s looking more and more like NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton might head out west to the San Francisco Giants.According to this report from Mark Feinsand of MLB. (read more)

Top matchups for NFL Week 12

22-11-2017 3:00 PM | yardbarker | similar news

Starting with a three-game slate on Thanksgiving and concluding on Monday night, this week’s NFL action promises to be filled with a ton of drama. With this comes a lot of tremendous individual matchups. (read more)

Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks has enjoyed the benefit of catching passes from two elite quarterbacks during the course of his career.Cooks was drafted by the Saints in 2014, and spent three seasons hauling in balls from Drew Brees. (read more)

Ben Roethlisberger has faced many questions about his heart and desire this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has a strong response for those critics. (read more)

Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa has enjoyed a breakout season in 2017 so far, and is already emerging as one of the most dominant pass-rushers in the league.Bosa gave rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman fits in his first career NFL start last Sunday, with pressure from him and Melvin Ingram clearly causing issues for the young signal-caller. (read more)

Each week for the rest of the regular season, we will do an MVP watch as we head toward the homestretch of the 2017 season. Here we go:The NFL MVP award is an annual exercise in defining exactly what MVP means, and while it's difficult to predict exactly who will win the award each season, it's a safe bet to put your money on a quarterback taking home the honor. (read more)

It’s been apparent for several weeks now that the Philadelphia Eagles are among the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. On a weekend when Philly rolled the defending NFC East champs and the Los Angeles Rams stumbled in Minnesota, the Eagles’ case for being the team to beat became that much stronger. (read more)

The New England Patriots did not appear as though playing in Mexico on Sunday bothered them at all, as they rolled to a 33-8 win over the Oakland Raiders. However, Bill Belichick made it clear that playing in another country presented enormous challenges. (read more)

A bar located just outside Milwaukee, Wisc., ended up serving a lot of free beer to patrons due to a promotion gone awry in light of the Green Bay Packers’ shutout loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. (read more)


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