After negotiations with Robinson Cano went slowly, the Yankees turned their attention to free agent OF Jacoby Ellsbury and signed the former Bostonian to a seven-year, $153-million deal. With possible additions coming to the rotation, the Yanks might be out of cash to re-sign their All-Star second baseman, who may end up with the Mariners.

 

Michael Carter-Williams and Ben McLemore were named rookies of the month, shortly before MCW and Victor Oladipo put on a classic show, both dropping triple-doubles and taking the game to Double OT.

 

Five former NFL players sued the Kansas City Chiefs for head injuries, a move that could spark other players to also sue a specific team for damages rather than the NFL as a whole.

 

Jason Kidd demoted his top assistant, Lawrence Frank.

 

Quinn Cook dropped 24 points and 9 dimes to lead No. 10 Duke to a 79-69 win over No. 22 Michigan.

 

A Jesse Owens gold meal from Berlin is nearing $300,000 in an auction.

 

Marcus Mariota will return to Oregon for his senior season.

 

As predicted, LSU QB Zach Mettenberger has a torn ACL.

 

Jim Mora will remain the head coach at UCLA.

 

Allan Houston could be New York's coach in waiting.

 

Lamar Odom is expected to be ready to play in January.

 

Kobe was back to practicing with the Lakers and could return on Friday.

 

The Detroit Pistons ended the Miami Heat's ten-game win streak, as Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith get into a groove.

 

Avery Bradley tho.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Drizzy revealed an OVO x Jordan shoe.

 

Q-Tip says he and Rick Rubin will produce Kanye's 2014 album.

 

Jay Z and Beyonce are going vegan.

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Bill Clinton discusses smoking pot, immigration reform and Hillary 2016.

 

Cyber Monday set a record for online sales with a 20.6 percent increase from last year.

 

Nelson Mandela is fighting for his life on his deathbed, and the prognosis does not look good.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

The A$AP Mob is releasing a group album in 2014, and dropped the first single and video for the project called "Trillmatic," featuring Method Man.