Why I won’t miss Mike Francesa — and you probably won’t, either | Politi

The last few years, of Francesa talking down to his callers, has made the show hard to listen to. We deserve better. I won’t miss Mike Francesa when he’s gone, and not just because this never-ending farewell tour has made his show unlistenable for the past few months. Honestly, it is amazing that anyone can get through five and a half hours that has resembled this: CALLER: Hi Mike. First time, long time. I just wanted to begin by saying how grateful I am to have had you in my life these past 30 years — MIKE: Thank you. CALLER: — as a constant companion. In fact, I would rank… Read More

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NFL picks 2017, Week 15: Experts expect Steelers upset, Rams road win

Can’t miss picks for every game in Week 15 from our panel of nine experts. What was it about last week’s picks? Everyone struggled. The best of our panelists barely topped .500 for the picks in Week 14. But that was last week. The question we should be focusing on now is whether or not that cold streak will carry over to Week 15. We make these picks straight up, not against the spread, and, while I can’t speak for everyone on the panel, these are calls you make with instinct. That comes with a certain level of bias. You make picks based on the opinions you’ve formed of a… Read More

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Early signing period: What you need to know about college football’s December signing window

Nigel Warrior chose Tennessee on national signing day 2016. For decades, one of the biggest dates on the college football calendar was national signing day – the first Wednesday in February. That’s the day when high school seniors formalized their college decisions by signing a national letter of intent. But the recruiting calendar underwent a change this year with the launch of an early signing period. More: Jeremy Pruitt will look to add to Tennessee’s 2018 class Here are some things to know about the change. When is the early signing period? The early signing period for high school seniors is Dec. 20-22. Rebecca Story signs her letter of intent… Read More

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MLB Winter Meetings 2017: LIVE UPDATES, rumors, trades | Manny Machado to Yankees or Phillies? Todd Frazier’s next stop?

Baseball’s flurry of offseason activity has finally arrived! After a slow start to the offseason, business picked up as the 2017 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings converged in Orlando, Florida. As the rest of the sport picks its collective jaw up off the ground after the Yankees pulled off a stunning trade for reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, more trades, signings and surprise deals could come together quickly. Will the Yankees make a move for a pitcher? Is CC Sabathia a priority in the Bronx? Or could he be lost to a contender out west? Will the Mets trade Matt Harvey away one year before the former ace hits free… Read More

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WATCH: How the Yankees hinted at their next move

The New York Yankees may be looking to improve in one particular area at the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings Watch video LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Introduce Giancarlo Stanton? Check. Trade Chase Headley? Check. Now what? Well, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone each may have hinted at what the team will do next at the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort. Watch Yankees beat reporter Brendan Kuty break it down in the video above. Source: Yankees could add 2 pitchers Read Boone’s comments on his outfield below: Q. Aaron, when you took the job, you didn’t have Stanton. You had… Read More

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