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Pete Rose, Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader, has petitioned the National Baseball Hall of Fame officials to include him on future ballots. Rose received a lifetime ban from then-commissioner Bart Giamatti for betting on baseball. Rose accepted terms of the agreement on Aug. 24, 1989. Giamatti died eight days later. The 75-year-old Rose's seven-page letter, obtained by Yahoo Sports, asked Hall president Jeff Idelson for his inclusion on ballots and for the officials to reconsider the bylaw that blocks his candidacy for enshrinement.
Lady Gaga is expected to be the headline performer at halftime of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Sources told SportsBusiness Daily that the official announcement likely will be made on Sunday during FOX's NFL pregame show. Billboard.com first reported last week that the music artist was in talks with the NFL to serve as halftime entertainment at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017. Gaga received rave reviews for her rendition of the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is expected to announce his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newspaper reported that Garnett...
The NFL is monitoring the situation in Charlotte, N.C., after consecutive nights of civil unrest in the city that is home to the Carolina Panthers. The police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday sparked outrage and violent protests that were entering their third day of Thursday. The Panthers are slated to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout for Kevin Garnett that would end the forward's second stint with the team. Minnesota opens training camp on Tuesday and would like to have a solution before it starts, preferably with the 40-year-old Garnett electing to retire. Garnett is entering the final season of his contract and hasn't given the Timberwolves an answer on which direction he is leaning. He has spent 13 1/2 of his 21 NBA seasons with Minnesota.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent knee surgery Thursday and will begin rehabbing immediately. Whether the 31-year-old returns to the Minnesota roster ever again is unclear. The Vikings announced Thursday morning that Peterson, diagnosed with a torn meniscus and lateral collateral ligament, had surgery in Minneapolis four days after leaving the team's win over the Green Bay Packers with the injury.
PITTSBURGH—The Steelers defense is getting closer to resembling a Pittsburgh defense of old, which could spell trouble for Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. The Steelers are seventh in the NFL in scoring defense through the first two weeks of the season, allowing an average of 16 points per game. They're also No. 2 against the run, allowing an average of 50 yards per game.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said on Tuesday, Sept. 20, that he has received death threats regarding his actions during the playing of the U.S. national anthem. "If something...
Floyd Mayweather said he gave it his best shot. Conor McGregor said he'd be more than happy to fight Mayweather if the undefeated boxer could come up with the money. The fight always seemed like a long shot and on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the idea of the two squaring off had died. "I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor," Mayweather told Fight Hype over the weekend. "We wasn't able to make the fight happen, so we must move on." According to multiple reports, it's unclear just how serious Mayweather was when talking about fighting McGregor.
KICKOFF Monday, 7:30 p.m., Soldier Field, Chicago. TV ESPN, Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters. SERIES HISTORY 40th regular-season meeting. Bears lead series, 28-10-1. While the Eagles won the last meeting in 2013 in Philadelphia, 54-11, the Bears have won the last two meetings in Chicago. KEYS TO THE GAME