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  • Neymar Shirts Stolen by Burglars Who Broke into PSG Manager Unai Emery's Home

    Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery had his house burgled on Thursday morning, with the robbers said to have made off with a couple of Neymar shirts. 

    According to Le Point (h/t EFE via Marca), the robbers made off with around €20,000 (£17,500) worth of goods. Aside from the Brazilian’s jerseys, Emery is said to have had a Rolex watch and two Chanel bags taken.

    In the report, it’s suggested CCTV footage on the property, situated in the 16th district of Paris, is being reviewed in a bid to...


  • Mets Rumors: 'Serious Talks' Held with Jason Kipnis During MLB Winter Meetings

    The New York Mets have had "serious talks" with the Cleveland Indians regarding a possible trade to acquire Jason Kipnis, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.  

    Cotillo added, however, that the "fit looks even better with [Ian] Kinsler to Anaheim."

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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  • Ex-Alabama Assistant Bo Davis' Show-Cause Order Upheld by NCAA After Appeal

    Former Alabama assistant coach Bo Davis had his two-year show-cause order upheld by the NCAA after a ruling on Thursday. 

    Per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, Davis argued during his appeal that the penalty should have started on April 29, 2016, when he resigned from Alabama, instead of when the NCAA committee on infractions made its initial ruling of the show-cause order on April 14, 2017. 

    The infractions appellate committee offered a statement after upholding Davis' show-cause order, via...


  • Arsenal Transfer News: Jack Wilshere Reveals No Contract Talks Amid Exit Rumours

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed no progress has been made regarding a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium.

    The England international's deal is set to expire at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, meaning he can sign a pre-contract agreement with suitors in overseas leagues from January—he can sign on a free with Premier League teams when his contract ends.

    With speculation rife about his future, Wilshere has said he's no closer to extending his stay at his boyhood club.

    "No,...


  • Josh Donaldson Trade Rumors: 5 Teams Interested; Blue Jays Not Looking to Deal

    All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson is a hot commodity in trade discussions, though the Toronto Blue Jays appear inclined to keep him in 2018.  

    Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, three of the five unnamed teams with interest in Donaldson have been "persistent," but Toronto has "no intention to trade" him.

    Even though Heyman didn't specify the teams that have called about Donaldson, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the St. Louis Cardinals met with the Blue Jays on Tuesday at the winter...


  • NFL Picks Week 15: Highlighting Best Vegas Odds and Expert Predictions

    One game sticks out among the rest on the Week 15 NFL slate, as the 10-3 New England Patriots will travel to face the 11-2 Pittsburgh Steelers in a matchup that will go a long way toward deciding the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.

    It's the most important game on the ledger given the playoff implications, but on paper, this is also the most likely to turn into a shootout. Per OddsShark, the over/under total for the matchup is set at 54 points. For context, no other game has an over/under above...


  • Week 15 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Play or Bench Advice for Fantasy Playoffs

    By now, the importance of start 'em, sit 'em decisions in NFL fantasy football shouldn't be lost on owners heading into Week 15. 

    Week 14 started the playoffs for most, and alongside its arrival came endless examples. For instance, those who trusted Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott despite weeks of mediocre performances got one of the top-scoring days. Those who trusted Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons likely bowed out of the playoffs entirely thanks to a dud of a performance. 

    Owners who have worked...


  • LeBron James Rumors: Lakers a 'Long Shot'; Teaming with Chris Paul 'Overstated'

    LeBron James' signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency this summer is a "long shot," according to a report from Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.

    As for the possibility that James teams up with Chris Paul this summer, per Shelburne and Windhorst, "League sources called the concept that James and Paul want to spend their golden years as teammates an overstated assumption."

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes...


  • John Dorsey on Browns Under Sashi Brown: 'They Didn't Get Real Players'

    New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey said the organization didn't acquire "real players" under its previous front-office leadership, led by executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown before his firing last week.

    On Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com passed along comments Dorsey made about the status of the roster during an appearance on WKNR Radio.

    "You know what? You've got to get a guy like that (Hue Jackson) players," he said. "And you know what? I'll come...


  • Report: MLB to Investigate Leak of Shohei Ohtani's Elbow Injury

    Major League Baseball reportedly will launch an investigation into the circumstances that led to this week's release of the medical information of Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney.

    Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated reported Monday that sources from two MLB teams told him Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow in October.

    On Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported Ohtani underwent a physical in November that...


  • Bleacher Report Expert Predictions for College Football Bowl Season

    It's time to stop arguing about whether the College Football Playoff selection committee got it right and start trying to figure out who will win these incredible games.

    Considering each of the four semifinalists is being predicted to win the national championship by at least one of Bleacher Report's college football experts—Matt Hayes, David Kenyon, Adam Kramer, Kerry Miller, Brad Shepard and Greg Wallace—we should be headed for three entertaining games to determine a champ.

    Though the playoff...


  • MLB Rule 5 Draft 2017 Results: Team-by-Team Breakdown

    The 2017 MLB Rule 5 draft took place Thursday morning from the MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Detroit Tigers selected outfielder Victor Reyes from the Arizona Diamondbacks with the first overall pick.

    Teams pay $100,000 to take a player during the major league phase of the draft. The choice must remain on the club's 25-man roster for the duration of the 2018 season or he must be offered back to his original organization for $50,000.

    Roberto Clemente, Johan Santana, Jose...