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Tweet New York Daily NewsIn the end, the Yankees were smart not to match 10 years and $240 million for Robinson Cano, but they drew a harder line than that, even while spending wildly on Jacoby Ellsbury and now landing Carlos Beltran through age 39. As such it may always be …Cano Said to Leave for Mariners; Beltran Reportedly Heads to YanksNew York TimesMariners poised to pull baseball coup with Robinson Cano dealThe Seattle TimesWith Robinson Cano gone, what’s next for Yankees?CBSSports.comSan Francisco Chronicle...

Tweet MiamiHerald.comThe 2014 World Cup is still six months away, but the drama and the samba party begins Friday with a draw ceremony aimed to showcase Brazil’s natural beauty and “carnaval” atmosphere. A TV audience of more than 200 million people is expected to tune in …In Glance at Groups, a Mix of ReactionsNew York TimesWorld Cup draw: FIFA does US soccer no favors in group with Germany …Washington PostUS gets tough World Cup drawThe Seattle TimesGoal.com –San Jose Mercury News –Los...

Tweet USA TODAYDETROIT – Bowling Green put the kibosh on Northern Illinois’ hopes of earning a second consecutive BCS bowl bid. Matt Johnson outdueled heralded counterpart Jordan Lynch, throwing for 393 yards and five touchdowns as the Falcons stunned the …Lynch, Huskies come up short in DetroitCBSSports.comBowling Green thrashes Northern Illinois and Jordan Lynch’s BCS hopesSI.comBowling Green wins MAC title, ruins Northen Illinois’ BCS hopesESPNThe Detroit News –Plain Dealer –NFL.comall...

Tweet If you placed a bet that the NBA’s Utah Jazz were going to win the 2014 NBA Finals, and that happens, you would collect a cool $2,505. That’s just one of the possible outcomes available to you at the website for sports betting in canada, Canada’s William Hill. You’d better get your bet in now, and while the outcome for such a happening looks really grim. Consider that, as of this writing, the Utah Jazz are at 4 wins and 16 losses. The Jazz have dropped seven of the last ten games. So locking in a...

Tweet CBSSports.comMatt Moore joins me on this Friday to do a little league roundup before we get to the big news of Kobe Bryant’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers this Sunday. Thursday night the New York Knicks managed to blow the Brooklyn Nets out of the water. Do they …Lakers expect Kobe Bryant to play against Raptors on Dec. 8New York Daily NewsBryant scheduled to return to lineup SundayKansas City StarLakers vs. Kings: quarter-by-quarter updatesLos Angeles TimesUSA TODAY –ESPNall 397 news articles ...

Tweet FOXSports.comThe long delay in investigating a sexual assault allegation against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston hampered the search for evidence and witnesses, according to documents made public Friday. Florida state attorney Willie Meggs ultimately filed no …State Attorney releases documents in Jameis Winston caseUSA TODAYFSU players cope with national title pressure, seek ACC title win over DukeOrlando SentinelGiglio: 3 advantages Duke has over No. 1 FSUNews & ObserverSportingNews.com –Charlotte...

Tweet USA TODAYThe woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of rape initially did not want to report the alleged crime to police, her friend told investigators last month, because she didn’t want anyone to get mad at her. The friend’s account was among …State attorney says not enough evidence to prosecute Jameis WinstonLos Angeles TimesAlways the underdog, Duke readies for No. 1 Florida StateCharlotte ObserverWith Winston cleared, Florida State eyes ACC titleWashington TimesSportingNews.com...

Tweet USA TODAYSACRAMENTO — OK, so the video was a little dramatic. Kobe Bryant’s plan to return from his left Achilles tendon tear in a home game against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday was announced in true Hollywood fashion, his Los Angeles Lakers jersey flapping …Kobe announces return to court in pure, dramatic Kobe fashionFOXSports.comKobe Bryant to return Sunday against Toronto RaptorsLos Angeles TimesEye on Basketball Podcast: Kobe’s return and league roundupCBSSports.comPhilly.com –Boston...

Tweet ABC NewsAuburn and Missouri are competing for the Southeastern Conference title Saturday, and possibly a chance to play for the national championship. Yet both teams have to guard against a letdown. As ludicrous as that might sound, Auburn and Missouri are …Does Auburn have a BCS title case? An analysis by the numbersCNNAuburn’s Gus Malzahn keeps high school mentors close on thrilling ride to SEC …al.comCollege football: Gary Pinkel, Mizzou need to take advantage of SEC title game tripNewsOK.comNOLA.com...

Tweet USA TODAYLos Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will return to the court Sunday against the Toronto Raptors, he announced on his Facebook page Friday afternoon. Out since tearing his left Achilles tendon April 12, the 2007-08 NBA MVP and 15-time NBA All-Star …Kobe announces return to court in pure, dramatic Kobe fashionFOXSports.comKobe Bryant to return Sunday against Toronto RaptorsLos Angeles TimesEye on Basketball Podcast: Kobe’s return and league roundupCBSSports.comWashington Post –ESPN –Philly.comall...

Tweet USA TODAYHouston Texans owner Bob McNair gave his underachieving 2-11 team a much-needed jump start on the 2014 season Friday with his expectation they’ll return to the postseason if successful in the hiring of their next head coach. McNair decided while flying …Gary Kubiak’s biggest mistake? Sticking with Matt SchaubSportingNews.comWho’s next to coach the Texans?ABC NewsBradley to caution Jaguars about brash remarksSI.comSan Francisco Chronicle –Gant Dailyall 1,097 news articles …read...

Tweet ESPNJay Z might have encountered “99 Problems” during his foray into the baseball representation business, but finding a team willing to spend $240 million on a player who’s never finished higher than third in a Most Valuable Player race was not among them.Robinson Cano’s fantasy value sinks slightly as a MarinerUSA TODAYYankees Try a New Strategy: RestraintNew York TimesRobinson Cano makes Mariners relevant again; Yankees’ silver lining is …SportingNews.comMLB.com –Boston.com...

Tweet SILive.comCurtis Granderson’s arrival in Queens is a good starting point for the Mets. (Associated Press). Print ...

Tweet USA TODAYSANTA CLARA, Calif. – For all the genuine nastiness between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, one player in particular seems to have been spared the vitriol: Russell Wilson. Ask around the Niners facility, and it’s hard to find anyone with …Niners looking to make major statement in rematch with SeahawksFOXSports.comNFL rankings: Are Patriots or Panthers better?Indianapolis StarSeahawks’ third quarter: ‘Impressive is who we are’The Seattle TimesSan Francisco Chronicle...

Tweet ESPNFree-agent right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros on a three-year contract, the club said Friday. Various reports say it’s worth $30 million. Feldman, 30, had a 3.86 ERA in 2013, splitting time between the Chicago …Astros sign Feldman to three-year contractPittsburgh Pirates NewsAstros sign Scott FeldmanPhilly.comAstros agree to three-year contract with Scott FeldmanCBSSports.comBaseball Prospectus –The Crawfish Boxesall 38 news articles …read more...

Tweet ABC NewsWho wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses): GROUP A (24.25) — Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon. As if the hosts and five-champions needed any help .UPDATE 1-Soccer-Reaction to World Cup drawReutersHost Brazil avoids tough group in World Cup drawKansas City StarWorld Cup 2014 draw: The heat is on hosts Brazil and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari …Telegraph.co.ukSeattle Post Intelligencer –Goal.comall...

Tweet Washington PostWho wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses): GROUP A (24.25) — Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 03: A therapy dog …UPDATE 1-Soccer-Reaction to World Cup drawReutersHost Brazil avoids tough group in World Cup drawKansas City StarWorld Cup 2014 draw: The heat is on hosts Brazil and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari …Telegraph.co.ukSeattle Post Intelligencer –Goal.comall...

Tweet USA TODAYExactly one month ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars were 0-8 and had analysts legitimately wondering whether they’d be the second team in NFL history to finish 0-16. After an unexpected turnaround that includes Thursday night’s victory over the Houston …Quarterback indecision was Gary Kubiak’s fatal flaw with TexansSportingNews.comWho’s next to coach the Texans?ABC NewsBradley to caution Jaguars about brash remarksSI.comSan Francisco Chronicleall 1,034 news articles …read...

Tweet al.comJames Franklin and Missouri.jpg Missouri quarterback James Franklin is a dangerous passer and runner, and someone Auburn must contain to win SEC championship. (Associated Press). As a 29-point underdog, it’s unlikely Duke will upset top-ranked …Missouri, Auburn both on an emotional highKansas City StarNumbers that matter: No. 3 Auburn vs. No. 5 MissouriSportingNews.comWelcome to the show: Mizzou, SEC get first real taste of each other in ATLKMOV.comColumbia Daily Tribune –ESPN (blog) –SuperMizzou...

Tweet USA TODAYDirk Koetter built the foundation for Boise State football. His successor, Dan Hawkins, added another wing, taking the Broncos from regional powerhouse to a toehold on the national stage. But it was Chris Petersen who took Boise to the penthouse, making an …Stewart Mandel: The time had come for Chris Petersen to leave Boise StateSI.comPetersen bolting Boise State for Washington? Right move, right timeCBSSports.comWith Petersen, UW should riseESPNThe Big Lead –KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest...