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USA TODAYThe Detroit Tigers, deciding to hang onto Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, dealt veteran starter Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-handed reliever Ian Krol and prized pitching prospect Robbie Ray, the Tigers …Nationals land Fister from Tigers for three playersMLB.comTigers trade Fister to Nationals, get infielder, bullpen pitcher, prospectDetroit Free PressNationals acquire towering right-hander Doug Fister in trade with TigersWashington PostESPN –FOXSports.com –Philly.comall...

USA TODAYThere was no final decision coming out of NFL headquarters on Monday regarding the discipline that will be imposed on Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for making a mockery of the game — and himself — on Thanksgiving night. It will come soon …VIDEO: New angle of Mike Tomlin-Jacoby Jones interferenceCBSSports.comMike Tomlin: ‘Crazy’ to think I tried to get in Jones’ wayNFL.comNFL mulling big fine for Mike TomlinESPNBoston.com –The Stripe Hypeall 326 news articles …read...

New York TimesRangers Coach Alain Vigneault was quick to douse talk of a goalie controversy, but he started Cam Talbot, the first-year sensation, instead of a healthy Henrik Lundqvist for the second consecutive game Monday against Winnipeg.Cam Talbot to start: Goalie controversy for Rangers?USA TODAYW2W4: Rangers vs. JetsESPN (blog)Alain Vigneault reminds that NY Rangers offense has been inconsistent; captain …New York Daily News (blog)CBSSports.com –Newsday –SB Nationall 41 news articles …read more Source:...

SI.comJordan Farmar (right) is averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists this season. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport). The Lakers announced Monday that reserve guard Jordan Farmar will miss about four weeks after tearing his left hamstring during a 114-108 loss to …Pau Gasol to get MRI on ankleESPNLakers G Jordan Farmar out four weeks with hamstring tearFOXSports.comLakers’ Farmar (hamstring) to miss four weeksNBA.comDetroit Free Pressall 64 news articles …read more Source: Sports From Google News ...

USA TODAYASHBURN, Va. – The Mike Shanahan watch is on. Yet the Washington Redskins coach radiated an air of confidence as he faced the media Monday, one day after his 3-9 team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. REFS REMORSE: Officials admit …NFL: Refs should have stopped playESPNRedskins vs. Giants: Robert Griffin III plays a sharp game but doesn’t get much …Washington PostCoughlin: Giants would’ve been ticked if refs stopped clockNew York PostNew York Times –Fox News –U-T San...

SportingNews.comFirst, Carmelo Anthony blasted the Knicks’ effort. Now, he’s focusing on the team’s lack of confidence and poise. One thing hasn’t changed: the losing, in particular at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony (AP Photo). After the Knicks extended their losing …Carmelo Anthony: Losses take tollESPNInjuries are ruining the NBA seasonUSA TODAYKnicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr.’s good play could make Iman Shumpert …New York Daily NewsNOLA.com –New York Times –CBSSports.comall...

FOXSports.comIf you thought the Tecmo Bowl version of Nebraska’s Hail Mary victory over Northwestern earlier this season was something else, Auburn’s miracle win over Alabama on Saturday is even better. [See also: PHOTOS: College football’s hottest cheerleaders].Stewart Mandel: Thrilling Rivalry Week sparks BCS title debate; more OvertimeSI.comEnd of Auburn vs. Alabama is one second in college football that will be talked …New York Daily NewsJason Dufner asks Tiger Woods to reschedule tournament so he can watch...

USA TODAYIn adding a veteran starter to their youthful rotation, the Oakland Athletics are almost certainly subtracting another one. The two-time defending American League West champions have agreed with left-hander Scott Kazmir on a two-year, $22 million contract, …Scott Kazmir something of a gamble for Oakland A’sSan Jose Mercury NewsAthletics sign Scott Kazmir for two years, $22MPhilly.comScott Kazmir to sign with OaklandABC NewsSI.com –Amazin’ Avenue –New York Metsall 29 news articles …read...

SportingNews.comPatriots quarterback Tom Brady dismissed the accusation of spying made by the Texans defensive end Antonio Smith. On Sunday, Smith suggested that the Patriots may have used dirty tactics in preparation for their game in which New England won, 34-31.Antonio Smith suggests ‘spying’ may have helped Patriots beat TexansLos Angeles TimesPatriots finding ways for Tom Brady to thriveBoston Globe5 takeaways from the Patriots-Texans gameBoston.comWEEI.com –CBSSports.com –Philly.comall 865 news articles ...

CBSSports.comSteve Sarkisian is expected to be named as the next coach at USC, a source told CBSSports.com Monday morning. The 39-year-old Sarkisian, a Torrance, California native, spent five seasons at Washington and led the Huskies to a 34-29 record after taking …Sources: USC hires Steve SarkisianESPNUSC AD, Steve Sarkisian talkABC NewsSteve Sarkisian takes USC head coach job, according to multiple reportsSB NationRotoworld.com –SI.com –NFL.comall 38 news articles …read more Source: Sports From Google...

New York TimesPublished: December 2, 2013. The banged-up Nets were dealt another blow Monday as forward Paul Pierce learned he fractured a bone in his shooting hand. N.B.A.. Live Scoreboard ...

CBSSports.comThere may be some things that you DON’T like about college football: Perhaps it is the uncertainty of a postseason system based on the whims of human voters. Perhaps it is a financial system that is too heavily weighted in favor of coaches and the suits and …Stewart Mandel: Thrilling Rivalry Week sparks BCS title debate; more OvertimeSI.comOn The MarkESPNUrban Meyer has no comment on BCS and status updates on Marcus Hall …Plain DealerUSA TODAY –San Jose Mercury News –New York Daily Newsall...

USA TODAYOTTAWA – Daniel Alfredsson is looking forward to his first game back in Ottawa since signing with the Detroit Red Wings. “I think the biggest thing I look forward to coming back is seeing friends,” he said before a throng of news media after practice Saturday …Daniel Alfredsson: Daniel Alfredsson helps Wings hold off SensRotoworld.comAlfredsson has goal, assist in return to OttawaBoston HeraldAlfredsson, Wings clip Senators in OttawaCBC.caNewsday –ESPN –NESN.comall 476 news articles …read...

SportigeIt seems the opinion on the matter and the position changes everyday, but leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the best start in the Western Conference gives LaMarcus Aldridge the edge right now over someone like Kevin Love, making him the best power …Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers – 12/2/13Sports Chat PlaceBlazers Put Away LakersESPNBlazers hold off LakersChicago TribuneSan Francisco Chronicleall 140 news articles …read more Source: Sports From Google News ...

USA TODAYAUBURN, Ala. — When the College Football Playoff was put together, the buzz phrase for the new era was “strength of schedule.” With the formation of a four-team playoff and a human committee rather than a computer formula deciding who competes for a …Big Picture: What can a one-loss SEC champ hope for in this BCS?CBSSports.comBCS guru Brad Edwards on scenarios for both Auburn, Alabama to reach BCS …al.comBCS standings reaction, Week 15: SEC’s championship streak all but doneSB NationMLive.com...

Boston.comIt’s too bad the Houston Texans will have long since turned their attention to Teddy Bridgewater and Jadeveon Clowney rather than Tom Brady and Chandler Jones when the NFL playoffs fire up next month. Wouldn’t you love to find out whether they’d expose …Patriots finding ways for Tom Brady to thriveBoston GlobePatriots Notebook: James Develin busts throughBoston HeraldAntonio Smith Suggests Patriots Spied On Texans To Gain ‘Miraculous’ KnowledgeCBS LocalMusket Fire –Sportige –New...

Boston HeraldHOUSTON — The longest yard of James Develin’s life was at least a lifetime in the making. Develin’s first career touchdown came on his second NFL carry, both of which happened yesterday during the Patriots’ 34-31 victory against the Houston Texans at …Patriots’ offensive line gave Tom Brady plenty of time against TexansBoston.comPatriots rally in 2d half to beat the TexansBoston GlobeTexans lose to the PatriotsToro TimesKansas City Star –New York Times –Washington Postall...

FOXSports.comThe seventh BCS standings are out, and we start with the end . . . Let’s end all the crazy speculation — now. Let’€™s stop this right here, right now. It might make for fun and interesting copy to suggest that a one-loss SEC champion could get into the BCS …Ohio State at No. 2 in BCS, in both polls and the computers, in good position vs …Plain DealerBCS’ final act brings great debate, dramaUSA TODAYAlabama fans take to Twitter, unleash death threats toward kicker after loss...

Plain DealerCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s regular season may not quite end next Saturday night when the Buckeyes walk off the field at Lucas Oil Stadium after their Big Ten Championship matchup with Michigan State finishes sometime before midnight. If Ohio State …Alabama fans take to Twitter, unleash death threats toward kicker after loss to …New York Daily NewsBCS’ final act brings great debate, dramaUSA TODAYConference championship opening lines – Auburn a short favorite over MissouriSportingNews.comNorthJersey.com...

Washington PostHOUSTON — Tom Brady raved about Rob Gronkowski after he helped New England rally for a 34-31 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. “Whenever he gets going, the rest of us get going,” Brady said. “I hope he realizes the importance for him to be …Patriots rally for 34-31 win over TexansBoston.comPatriots aren’t great, but they are good enoughBoston GlobeTom Brady, offense dominant lateBoston HeraldDetroit Free Press –Deseret News –The Spokesman Reviewall 657 news articles ...