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Chiefs list RB West, TE Kelce as questionable
Charcandrick West | KC
(November 27, 2015 4:19 PM EST)
Charcandrick West (hamstring) and Travis Kelce (ankle) are both listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Bills.
Kelce "tweaked" his ankle during Friday's practice, and his status is now in question against a Buffalo defense that all but eliminated Rob Gronkowski (2-37-0) last Monday night. West did not participate in any practices this week and seems to be on the doubtful side of his questionable tag. If West can't go against the Bills, power back Spencer Ware will get the start.
Patriots list Amendola (knee) as questionable
Danny Amendola | NE
(November 27, 2015 4:12 PM EST)
Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos.
After not practicing Wednesday, Amendola was "limited" in Thursday and Friday's sessions. If Amendola does suit up for Sunday Night Football, he could be limited by the injury while dealing with shutdown Broncos slot CB Chris Harris. Amendola should be an every-week asset down the stretch with no Julian Edelman (foot), but this is a spot to sit Amendola in fantasy leagues.
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Jays ink J.A. Happ to three-year, $36M deal
J.A. Happ | TOR
(November 27, 2015 7:58 PM EST)
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year, $36 million contract.
The 33-year-old southpaw, helped by the tutelage of pitching coach Ray Searage, posted a 1.85 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 69/13 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings down the stretch after a mid-season trade to the Pirates. Happ returns to Toronto where he previously pitched from 2012-2014 and his fantasy outlook takes a hit as a result, even with the prospect of generous run support. Still, Happ adds another quality arm to the back of what is becoming a deep and talented starting rotation.
Report: Puig involved in fight at nightclub
Yasiel Puig | LA
(November 27, 2015 3:03 PM EST)
Renato Bermudez of ESPN Deportes reports that Yasiel Puig was recently involved in a fight with a security guard at a Miami nightclub.
Details on the altercation are limited at this point, but Puig reportedly came away from the fight with a bruise on his face. We'll surely find out more about the incident before long, but it's certainly not a good look for Puig, who has his detractors in and out of the organization due to attitude issues. He was limited to just 79 games this season because of injury.
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Anthony Davis diagnosed with knee contusion
Anthony Davis | NO
(November 28, 2015 12:36 AM EST)
Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion, and he is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Clippers.
This news can be seen as a positive with how Davis needed to be carried off the court, and the Pelicans medical staff is saying that he did not suffer any structural damage with the injury. He's probably not going to return to Friday's game with the Clippers currently blowing out the Pelicans, and for now, we're going to consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz.
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Kawhi Leonard falls one steal shy of 5x5 line
Kawhi Leonard | SA
(November 28, 2015 12:26 AM EST)
Kawhi Leonard was incredible during the Spurs 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go with seven boards, six assists, four steals, five blocks, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers in 32 minutes.
Simply put, Kawhi is fantasy gold and he is currently ranked No. 3 overall in standard 9-cat leagues. After taking home the Defensive Player of the Year award last season, Kawhi has made it a point to prove that his offensive game is also a force to be reckoned with, and he's quickly establishing himself as one of the best two-way players in the league. What's even scarier about Kawhi's dominance? He's just 24 years old and will only get better. Enjoy.


Tyler Seguin has assist and SO winner vs. VAN
Tyler Seguin | DAL
(November 27, 2015 11:27 PM EST)
Tyler Seguin picked up an assist and scored the shootout winner in Friday's 3-2 victory over Vancouver.
Seguin picked up an assist on Jamie Benn's power play goal in the first period and scored the only goal of the shootout. It's a solid bounce back win for the Stars after they were embarrassed 7-4 on home against the Senators on Tuesday. Seguin now has points in seven straight games and 15 of his last 16. The 23-year-old has a total of 12 goals and 32 points in 23 games.
Roberto Luongo lit up in shootout but wins
Roberto Luongo | FLA
(November 27, 2015 11:07 PM EST)
Roberto Luongo stopped 23 of 25 shots in regulation and overtime, but allowed four goals on five shootout attempts in Florida's 3-2 win over the Islanders.
It's incredible to think that Luongo gave up four goals in the shootout and still managed to win, but that's exactly what happened. The win ends the 36-year-old's personal three-game losing streak. He has a 7-8-3 record with a 2.45 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season.


Schwartzel surges 5 clear at Alfred Dunhill
Charl Schwartzel | PGA
(November 27, 2015 6:50 AM EST)
Home hero Charl Schwartzel authored a 5-under-par 34-33=67 on day two of the Alfred Dunhill Championship to post 11-under 133 and kick five shots clear of the field at the midpoint.
The South African's first job today was to finish off round one after the threat of storms on Thursday afternoon had curtailed his opening lap at the 17th. Despite the early alarm call, Schwartzel carded a walk-off birdie to complete a 66 and finish in solo second before overtaking leader Christiaan Basson with a strong second 18 featuring six birdies against a single bogey. With scoring conditions getting harder as the day went on, the 31-year-old ended round two with a five-shot lead over Joost Luiten, Benjamin Hebert, Richard Sterne and Martin Benavides. Schwartzel, who hit 16 greens in regulation for the second day running, is firmly on course to win this title for a fourth time after previous triumphs at Leopard Creek in 2006, 2012 and 2013. "It's definitely my favourite place to come and play," he said later. "The golf course also suits my eye really well. The last ten years I've aimed at the same trees on every hole at the end of the fairways."
C. Basson cards 64; posts Leopard Creek lead
Christiaan Basson | PGA
(November 26, 2015 6:18 AM EST)
Christiaan Basson hung up a bogey-free 8-under-par 31-33=64 in his opening round at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, good enough for a three-shot lead.
At 561 in the world rankings, Basson appears an unlikely candidate to be topping the leaderboard in the European Tour's opening event of 2016. But his latest form on the local Sunshine Tour makes this far from a surprise. The South African has posted a win and four other top 10s in his last eight starts and also opened with a 64 when T8 in last week's Cape Town Open. He's also played in this event on six previous occasions, cashing four times and taking a share of 15th in 2011. Today, Basson picked off birdies at 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14 and 16. He currently leads by three from Mark Williams, Matt Ford and Charl Schwartzel although the latter still has a hole to finish off on Friday morning after a storm threat halted play early on Thursday. "I was coming into this week with good form but you can't expect that good a round first off," said Basson.


Hutchens: Most Popular in Southern Modifieds
Trey Hutchens | J14
(November 25, 2015 11:33 PM EST)
After nearly 34,000 votes were cast around the world for NASCAR regional touring series’ 2015 Most Popular Driver Awards, seven drivers (Rico Abreu, Nicole Behar, Jason Hathaway, Rodrigo Marban, Alon Day, Melissa Fifield and Trey Hutchens earned the ultimate honor from fans.
Trey Hutchens (Lexington, N.C.) was chosen for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (NWSMT). Hutchens, in his first full season of NASCAR touring series competition, also earned the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NWSMT. He collected more than 40 percent of the NWSMT vote to top tour champion Andy Seuss, a three-time winner of the award.-NASCAR Home Tracks
Rodrigo Marban: Mexico Series Most Popular
Rodrigo Marban | MM0
(November 25, 2015 11:14 PM EST)
After nearly 34,000 votes were cast around the world for NASCAR regional touring series’ 2015 Most Popular Driver Awards, seven drivers (Rico Abreu, Nicole Behar, Jason Hathaway, Rodrigo Marban, Alon Day, Melissa Fifield and Trey Hutchens earned the ultimate honor from fans.
Rodrigo Marban (Mexico City) was chosen again for the NASCAR Mexico Series. He also won this award for his series in the 2014 voting. Marban garnered more votes than any other driver in 2015, just ahead of NASCAR Next drivers Behar and Abreu.-NASCAR Home Tracks