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Mark Cuban weighs in on Deflategate ruling, says NFL is ‘freaking out’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has been known to be a vocal critic of the NFL at times, weighed in on the embarrassing loss the league suffered when its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was nullified by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman in a ruling issued Thursday morning. The Dallas Morning News’ reprinted a communique from Cuban...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Early Returns on Manny Machado, MLB Shortstop

Before this season, Manny Machado was a talented young player who’s remained something less than elite due to injuries and a bat that was closer to average than star. He added offense to his game this season and earned his status as a star-level player. Debuting just a month removed from his 20th birthday back in 2012, Machado combined an above-average bat with amazing defense...
Via Fangraphs
32 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Here Are The 5 Most Searched College Football Teams On Google

The best college football team in the country is, unsurprisingly, also the most searched for college football team on Google.  The search engine has released a list of the five most searched for college football teams in the United States in the last month.  They are, in order: Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, Auburn and Notre Dame.  #OhioState is the top searched #collegefootball...
Via College Spun
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #1 Ohio State

The college football staff at SQ has created the rankings of the top-25 teams heading into the 2015 season. We have finally reached the No. 1 team in the rankings: the defending National Champions, Ohio State. Team: Ohio State BuckeyesLocation: Columbus, OhioSQ Ranking: 1st2014 Record: 14-1Last Season's Final AP Ranking: 1stHead Coach: Urban Meyer (fourth year)Key Arrivals: ATH...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Report: Owners didn't want NFL to appeal Brady ruling

    U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled on Thursday to overturn Tom Brady’s four-game suspension stemming from his alleged role in Deflategate, but NFL officials are not willing to accept Berman’s ruling and let an incredibly embarrassing situation go away. Some NFL owners wish they would have. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, at least two NFL owners...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Greinke Vs. Gibson: Why Zack’s Understated, Yet Historically Stingy Summer Would Make Bob Proud

Tuesday night, Zack Greinke turned in a spectacularly great outing, both in timing and effect. His 7.1 innings of five hit, one run baseball carried his Los Angeles Dodgers over their hated divisional rivals in the San Francisco Giants to stretch the distance in their divisional lead to a more comfortable 5.5 games. Greinke’s performance also pulled them to within a game of a...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Indians to promote Giovanni Soto, Michael Martinez from minors

As we roll into the month of September, MLB teams gradually are activating more and more players to their roster space. Throughout the season, teams were constricted to only activating 25 players (26 on doubleheaders). But now, they can utilize all 40 of their MLB-signed players. Roster moves also can happen around the fringes to give a few intriguing minor league names a September...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

2015 College Football Season Preview: What You Need to Know

Tailgate grills are firing up, students are getting all decked out in the best gear and the players and coaches are itching to get back on the field. It's the time of year when the leaves begin to change and the air begins to cool; it's college football season. The FBS season officially starts today, and we here at SQ are beyond pumped for what 2015 will bring. So we've created...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw may be having his best year yet

So, remember earlier in the year when Clayton Kershaw was done, or whatever the hell the narrative was? Over his first nine starts this year, Kershaw had an unacceptable (for him, at least) 4.32 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 16 walks in 58 1/3 innings. The good news for Dodgers fans is that the struggles were really limited to the first third of Kershaw’s season. In his last...
Via The Outside Corner
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Depth has made a huge difference this season for Mets

On the evening of July 24, following a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets were just one game above .500 and three games behind the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East. The standings looked the same a week later, but everything was about to change heading into Friday when the Nats arrived at Citi Field. On each of those Fridays...
Via The Sports Post
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy reportedly plans to appeal suspension

Judge Richard Berman’s ruling eliminated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is more readily exploring his options. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Hardy—who is suspended for four games for his role in a domestic violence incident—will discuss with the player’s union about whether or not to appeal...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Goodell had owners' universal support, but does he now?

A report indicated that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had “universal support” from those individuals whose opinion matters most: The owners. But in the wake of Thursday’s ruling from Judge Herman in which New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was nullified, the question is: But does he now? The Washington Post’s Kent Babb penned an in-depth...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can the Packers Race with Eddie Lacy to the Super Bowl?

Everyone knows that the Green Bay Packers are Aaron Rodgers' team. In a passing league that's only getting pass-happier, the league's best quarterback earns that distinction. But third-year running back Eddie Lacy is primed for his best season yet as a pro, and he could become the biggest factor behind a potentially memorable season in Cheese-landia. The Packers, once again, are...
Via The Sports Post
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matthew McConaughey is very excited for Texas football

Matthew McConaughey is not just a famous actor, but also a famous and fervent Texas Longhorn fan. He’s excited for year two of the Charlie Strong era, and his “Throwback Thursday” photo in Twitter this morning reflects that.  ready for the ‘horns to start it up this weekend #tbt pic.twitter.com/otNTK639Ia — Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) September 3, 2015 ...
Via College Spun
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight NFL veterans who might not survive final roster cuts

There are some well-known NFL veterans in danger of losing their roster spots this weekend. On Tuesday, teams cut their rosters to 75 players. Unfortunately for additional 704 players, their time will soon come to an end because all NFL rosters must be reduced down to a final 53-man count on Saturday. This Thursday’s final preseason game will be the last chance for players...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Donald Trump goes on attack against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Donald Trump has pulled no punches during his campaign to gain the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. While Trump’s attacks have mostly focused on his political opponents and the media, “The Donald” recently took his latest battle to court. The basketball court, that is. NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned his critical thoughts about Trump in a recent...
Via The Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith officially re-signs with Cavaliers

It’s officially official: The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed shooting guard J.R. Smith, per an announcement made Wednesday evening by General Manager David Griffin. Terms of the contract were not revealed by the Cavs, per team and league policies, but of course the details of Smith’s two-year, $10 million deal are out there. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Smith...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas’ assistant guilty of stealing $2 million

    A former personal assistant to Gilbert Arenas has been found guilty of stealing more than $2 million from Arenas during a three-year span. John A. White, who served as Arenas’s assistant from 2006-2012, was convicted on Wednesday of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing a false tax-related document. He is facing up to 20 years in federal person for each wire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Titans DB McCourtey: Dorial Green-Bechkam is 'a beast'

Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has impressed his teammates this summer. Green-Beckham wowed NFL scouts this past winter during the draft process with his combination of size, crazy athleticism and soft hands. After spending the past few months watching the rookie work during practice, his own teammates are now in awe of Green-Beckham’s abilities on the field...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peyton on when he’ll retire: ‘I don’t have those thoughts’

Peyton Manning may be 39 and entering his 18th NFL season, but that doesn’t mean he is giving any thought to whether or not the upcoming season will serve as the one where he makes his professional football swan song. “I don’t have those thoughts,” Manning told Yahoo Sports. “I think about playing football to the best of my ability in 2015.” Manning had an up-and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano's making his first adjustments

There’s a hitting prospect called straight up from Double-A currently blowing away offensive expectations while providing a boost for a surprising potential playoff team. Michael Conforto‘s just 22, and the New York Mets didn’t even really want to have him up so soon, but desperation forced their hand, and now Conforto’s sitting on a 166 wRC+. He homered on Wednesday. No...
Via Fangraphs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

What's behind the NFL preseason injury bug?

With injuries mounting during the NFL preseason, teams are trying to navigate their way to Week 1 of the regular season with their players healthy and sufficiently prepared.  The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement has limited the offseason workouts, which some teams blame for the increased injuries during training camp. Some teams choose to rest their stars in the preseason, which...
Via Football By Football
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

A season begins, and stakes never felt higher for athletes

College basketball is, in the eyes of many Americans, a niche sport. Our internal traffic numbers here at The Student Section showed that in our first college sports cycle, basketball readership skyrocketed in March but didn’t remotely approach March levels in any other month before or since. At least in terms of content consumption (as measured by pageviews, the current standard...
Via The Student Section
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints season looking bleak as team is hit hard by injuries

The season has yet to start but already the Saints are bearing the brunt of the injury bug. Looking to rebound from a very disappointing season the Saints had one of the most significant roster overhauls. Both the offseason and training camp have been tumultuous. Here’s a recount of how badly things have gone heading into week one: The best pass rusher on the team, Junior...
Via This Given Sunday
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardale Jones rushed to hospital with head pain

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to the emergency room tonight, according to Facebook posts by his siblings.  Cardale Jones’ siblings posted that their brother was rushed to the emergency room. Cardale Jones’ brother, Devonte, said the star Buckeye had a “bad headache” and “couldn’t move.”  The news was later confirmed by Cleveland sports reporter...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago  |  Discuss
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