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LA Galaxy’s Steven Gerrrad scores assist in Cali Clasico draw

Former Liverpool legend and current LA Galaxy star Steven Gerrard was supposed to be playing against the San Jose Earthquakes in late night MLS action. But for some reason, some guy named Gerrrad was on the field instead for LA’s 1-1 draw to San Jose in the latest version of the Cali Clasico. Gerrrad did a great job filling in as he assisted on Giovani dos Santos’ goal and played...
Via The Comeback
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2017 5-Star Wide Receivers Enjoy Visit At Nebraska

Nebraska’s football program isn’t really known as a “Wide Receivers U,” but the Huskers are trending that way.  Mike Riley’s team could have the best wide receivers’ unit in the Big Ten this fall and elite talent could be on the way to Lincoln, Neb. at the position.  The Huskers already have commitments from two four-star wide receivers – Jaevon McQuitty and Keyshawn...
Via College Spun
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How Are NFL Viewership And Revenue Higher Than Ever?

"No publicity is bad publicity." A popular public relations theory that has been proven true, especially when discussing the NFL. Over the last few years, the NFL has been subject to numerous negative publicity situations. From concussion lawsuits, to the vagueness of the rulebook, to the notorious "Deflategate" scandal, the suits over at the NFL office have been busy making sure...
Via The Sports Quotient
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Fernandez/Kershaw Double Feature

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
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Eight burning NFL questions heading into 2016

In the weeks leading up to NFL training camps, the preseason and eventually the regular season, many burning questions exist. A pending suspension, recent retirement and an abundance of free-agent activity could cause the tide to shift for certain teams and divisions. Is it possible an underdog team could win the AFC South? Can the Dallas Cowboys regain their dominance? Meanwhile...
Via Sportsnaut
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NFL’s TV partners dropped from lawsuit against DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket

The NFL’s TV partners received some good news this past Friday. CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC are no longer part of a class action lawsuit against the NFL and DirecTV over the out-of-market Sunday Ticket package. As a result, only the NFL, the satellite provider and the league’s 32 teams will have to defend against the lawsuit. The suit was brought last summer as part of more than a...
Via Awful Announcing
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Pat Summitt Reportedly ‘Struggling’; Family Is ‘Prepared For The Worst’

One of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time reportedly is in grave condition. Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is “struggling” and those close to her are “preparing for the worst,” a source close to the situation confirmed to The Tennessean early Sunday morning. “I don’t think anybody knows whether she will last...
Via NESN.com
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LaDainian Tomlinson Thinks Ezekiel Elliott Can Be “The Next Great One”

One of the best running backs of the 21st century thinks the Cowboys’ rookie tailback has the potential to be the “next great one” in Dallas.  LaDainian Tomlinson, who starred for the San Diego Chargers and retired from the NFL in 2011, joined Dallas’ NBC DFW to discuss the Cowboys’ rookie running back, Ezekiel Elliott.  Dallas drafted Elliott out of Ohio State with the...
Via College Spun
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Juice This: Apples, Browns, and Coin Flops

So much news. So little space. With practices in session, we noticed that NY Giants defensive back and first-round draft pick (No. 11 overall) Eli Apple, the Ohio State cornerback, was dropped off at OTAs by his mother. His mother! Do you suppose he’s going to hear about that in the locker room? Ya’ think? Is there a chance the guys might get on him about it? We have never...
Via The Sports Post
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings have had trade talks about Cam Fowler and Kevin Shattenkirk

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to upgrade their defense and they may finally have the cap room to pull off a trade. Now that Pavel Datsyuk’s money is off the books, the Red Wings have some flexibility to pursue a big name in free agency (Steven Stamkos) or to inquire about one of the top defensemen currently on the trade block. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Red Wings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Five Reasons Jose Mourinho Is The Perfect Solution For Manchester United

A brilliant tactician, passionate winner, and one of the greatest managers the soccer world has ever seen are just a few of the many phrases that can be used to describe Jose Mourinho. After three uneventful and unfruitful years with the likes of managers David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, Mourinho will be stepping up as the new Manchester United manager for the upcoming 2016-2017...
Via The Sports Quotient
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Tennessee coaches face unusual problem when Vols play at Bristol Motor Speedway

Normally, football specialty coaches can either stay on the sideline or head up to the press box to get a better view of the action which helps them call plays, identify opposing defenses/offenses, etc. Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is one who likes to call plays from the press box, but he’s noticed a potential problem for when the Vols play Virginia Tech at Bristol...
Via The Comeback
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NHL Free Agency Rumors: Which Teams Will Make Run At Steven Stamkos?

Call him the NHL’s Kevin Durant. As NBA teams clamor to make their pitches to the Oklahoma City Thunder forward and soon-to-be free agent, NHL teams are expected to do the same for Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos. NHL free agency begins July 1, but Saturday marked the beginning of the speaking window during which teams can openly reach out to pending unrestricted...
Via NESN.com
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What do teams in the Metropolitan Division need to do this summer?

A flurry of activity has already been seen around the NHL this summer, but teams still have a long way to go before they’re ready to drop the puck in 2016-17. The PDL team is going to take a look around the league and examine each team to see where they’re coming from and what they need to do to take the next step. This series continues with a look at the Metropolitan Division...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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How Seung-hwan Oh Quietly Became The Best Reliever In The National League

Seung-hwan Oh is one of the most dominating pitchers in the majors, but it would be hard to tell based on his facial expressions. When he walks off the mound after striking out the side, as he did against the Cincinnati Reds earlier this month, his face looks exactly the same as when he gives up a run. The 33-year-old, signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in the offseason after playing...
Via The Sports Quotient
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What would prompt a judge to say, “You’ll find out how nasty I really am”?

In a Rome, Georgia courtroom recently, defendant Denver Fenton Allen, on trial for murder, decided that it would be best for his own future if he got into a shouting match with the judge presiding over his case. The judge is Bryant Durham Jr., a superior court judge in Floyd County, where Rome is located. The hearing lasted only 11 minutes, but what was contained in those 11 minutes...
Via The Comeback
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DPD: Kershaw, Sale, & Cueto Make for a Good Sunday

There is a whole lot going on during this baseball Sunday. So much so, that it might be hard to keep up. But we’re here to try break all these guys down for you. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation We were supposed to get Stephen Strasburg again today, but once again he was scratched due to back discomfort. For now, he’s listed as day-to-day. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) versus Pittsburgh’s...
Via The Sports Post
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Pat Summit's health is reportedly in decline

The family of legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is “preparing for the worst,” according to USA Today.  Summitt, 64, announced in early 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. She has been living in a retirement facility since late January.  The eight-time national champion head coach is “struggling” and,...
Via College Spun
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This week in sports television, 06/26 — 07/02/2016

Can you believe that at the end of this week, we’ll be in the second half of the 2016? And it also means the days will be getting shorter throughout the month. This week, we have the start of Wimbledon, EURO 2016 heads to the Quarterfinal round, College Baseball’s College World Series moves to its Championship Series, the Olympic Trials really ramp up in the month leading to...
Via Awful Announcing
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Sunday Notes: Yonder, Yankees, Dodgers, Pitch Selection, more

Yonder Alonso hasn’t been dealt a generous hand. Drafted seventh overall by the Reds in 2008 out of the University of Miami, the Cuban-born first baseman was shipped to San Diego three years later. The trade took him from one of baseball’s most hitter-friendly venues to one of its least friendly. Last winter, the Padres sent Alonso to the A’s, who play in an equally unforgiving...
Via Fangraphs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Orozco punches Colombian player

U.S. Men’s National Team defender Michael Orozco did a bad job of making a case to be a more permanent member of the team’s roster in Saturday’s third-place match against Colombia in the Copa America Centenario tournament. Orozco got beat multiple times, and late in the match, with the U.S. pushing for the equalizer, trailing 1-0, he completely lost his cool and cost his team...
Via The Sports Daily
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Joe Blanton slams water cooler after HR

There seems to be some sort of correlation between struggling pitchers and water coolers. When their frustration boils over and they choose not to take it out on their teammates, they go after a water cooler. That’s what happened to Joe Blanton after he gave up a two-run dinger to Jordy Mercer on Saturday. He first went back to the dugout and pondered his next move. After staring...
Via The Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keith Thurman retains welterweight title in action fight

Keith Thurman got by Shawn Porter Saturday on CBS, but it was anything but easy. The scores illustrated just how close it was: 115-113 on all three cards, and it could’ve been that way either way for either man. And we got plenty of punches swapped in a bout that came close to living up to its hype. Thurman and Porter are two of the best young fighters in the sport, and two...
Via The Queensbury Rules
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the USMNT lost to Colombia again at Copa America

The United States men’s national soccer team fought to the very end of its Copa America 2016 run because it could do little else. Colombia topped Team USA 1-0 on Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., in the Copa America Centenario third place game. Carlos Bacca’s 31st-minute goal was enough to ensure Colombia earned its second win over the U.S. in...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruins legend Ray Bourque arrested on DWI charge

It doesn’t really matter what age you are, drinking and driving is a terrible idea. You can be a nobody or you can be an NHL superstar, it doesn’t change the fact that you are putting someone else’s life in your hands. So when Ray Bourque was arrested late Friday night, it was a stark reminder that nobody is above the law. First reported by Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan won't visit any teams besides Toronto

DeMar DeRozan has been frequently linked to Los Angeles, but it appears that he is not interested in going there or anywhere other than Toronto. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, DeRozan does not plan on visiting with any teams because he is focused on making a deal with the Raptors to stay with the team long-term. A source told ESPN that DeRozan would only meet with other teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka was promised, not given larger role on Thunder

Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka caught people by surprise, but the more we learn, the more it makes sense why they did what they did. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday that Ibaka was unlikely to remain with the Thunder after his contract expired next summer, and that he had damaged his relationship with the team and some players due to his lobbying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Irving will join Team USA for Rio Olympics

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will reportedly join the U.S. men’s basketball team this summer for the 2016 Rio Olympics. ESPN sources say Kyrie Irving has accepted an invitation from USA Basketball to play on this summer's Olympic team — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 While many of the NBA’s top stars have opted out of playing this summer, Irving...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside primary offseason target of Lakers according to report

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting a new era without Kobe Bryant, and one of their preferred pieces in free agency is reportedly Hassan Whiteside, per Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Story posting now with @ramonashelburne: @espn sources say the Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami's Hassan Whiteside in free agency — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 ...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Durant reportedly choosing between these six teams

The Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes are set to begin in less than a week, and Durant has reportedly narrowed his decision down to six teams. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to finalize meetings with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Boston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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