The New York Knicks won the battle of overrated, overpriced New York City basketball teams, destroying the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets, 113-83. The Nets have now lost their last two games by a combined 54 points since Jason Kidd demoted Lawrence Frank. JR Smith made matters worse with this nasty crossover, and Andrea Bargnani made Kevin Garnett look like a statue, both inspiring wild celebrations from the Knicks' bench.
The Jacksonville Jaguars piled onto Houston's losing streak, now at 11 games, beating the lowly Texans 27-20 in what appeared to be the Teddy Bridgewater bowl.
A Seattle Mariners reportedly made Robinson Cano a nine-year, $225-million contract offer.
Rafael Furcal agreed to a deal with the Miami Marlins to play second base.
Brian Wilson agreed to a one-year deal with the Dodgers.
Prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to charge Jameis Winston with a crime, and closed the sexual abuse case against him. He released the following statement.
Full statement from Jameis Winston: pic.twitter.com/nCLbE58AuR
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 5, 2013
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett pretended to be Russell Wilson in order to get a table at a packed restaurant. Smooth.
Kobe Bryant is targeting a Sunday return for the Lakers, who will take on the Raptors.
Derrick Rose vowed a strong comeback from his latest knee injury.
Jay Cutler will miss Chicago's MNF game against Dallas.
Lindsay Vonn said she's ready to ski again, and is a possibility for Sochi after all.
Yet another X-Men sequel is expected in theaters, this one slated for 2016.
A teenager was arrested for stealing wreckage from Paul Walker's crash site.
Drake was forced to back out of the Grammy nominations concert due to a scheduling conflict.
Kanye West discussed his next album in Miami, saying he thinks it will be just eight songs.
Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre dropped a new BBD commercial. Detox preview?
Talib Kweli released a video for "Favela Love" from Prisoner of Conscious.
DID YOU REALIZE?
The US military has decided it will no longer report the number of detainees in Guantanamo Bay on hunger strike.
Hawaii signed a GMO ban into law.
President Obama is looking to reform the NSA.
EVERYTHING I AM
Nelson Mandela passed away last night, losing an on-going battle with a lung infection. The world remembers a legend:
Morgan Freeman details how he got to play his hero in a movie.
South Africa is in mourning after losing it's hero.
Here's a timeline of Mandela's life, with photos and video.
Desmond Tutu says Mandela's legacy will live on.
The entertainment world mourned his passing on social media.
Oprah says Mandela will always be her hero.
Tiger Woods recalls meeting Mandela.
Here is Mandela's life in pictures.
President Obama offers his condolences to a grieving nation.
The Atlantic wonders whether the world will produce another Mandela.
GOTTA HAVE IT
Mac Miller released the first cut from his upcoming live album, featuring The Internet.