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Win one, did the Kipper: Jason Kipnis wins AL Player of the Month

After putting together of the best months in Cleveland Indians history, Jason Kipnis was rewarded on Thursday when MLB announced that he won the American League Player of the Month for the month of May. This is Kipnis’ second AL Player of the Month Award, with the first coming in June 2013. In 29 games in May, Kipnis batted .429 with 4 home runs, 17 RBI, 15 doubles, 3 triples...
Via Waiting For Next Year
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

College Spun Is Looking To Hire A Full-Time Social Media Manager

College Spun is expanding. College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over three million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry. We’re looking for one full-time social media manager to add to our staff...
Via College Spun
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

McCann leaves with right foot soreness

  Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Wednesday’s game in the second inning with soreness in his right foot. Brian McCann left today’s game with right foot soreness. He will have an MRI in NYC tomorrow. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 3, 2015 McCann will get an MRI in New York on Thursday. This injury might be retroactive from the May 24 game against Texas. McCann left...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
44 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Piazza interested in buying bankrupt Italian soccer team

  Former Major League Baseball star Mike Piazza could join Italian soccer’s brigade of new, foreign owners and bring an element of stardust to struggling club Parma FC.   Piazza told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday he’s considering buying Parma, according to Football Italia. Parma currently is under bankruptcy protection, and Piazza is expected...
Via NESN.com
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Miami Football: Miami TE Standish Dobard Boasts About Hurricanes TE History, Calls Miami “#TEU”

The Position U arguments that have taken place this offseason have mostly centered on one position: defensive back.  Florida, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas and Virginia Tech have all laid claim to being the home of the best defensive backs in the country in recent weeks.  We now have another position to talk about: tight end. Miami tight end Standish Dobard claims that the Hurricanes...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

4-Star WR Cavin Ridley Releases Impressive Top 5 List

Pompano Beach (Fla.) Deerfield Beach four-star wide receiver Cavin Ridley just released his top five schools on Twitter, and the list is noteworthy. Each program on it is a national power, and there are multiple rivalries among Ridley’s final suitors. Top five schools Alabama Florida state Florida Auburn LSU  NOT IN ORDER — cavin Ridley (@RidleyCa) June 3, 2015 Ridley is...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry offers reminder that basketball means very little

The 2015 NBA Finals is upon us, and starting Thursday night, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry’s starpower will be on full display. But during media availability on Wednesday, Curry stopped scorching the net for a brief moment and instead pulled on some heartstrings. The All-Star guard responded to a question about the impact his daughter Riley has in his life,...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Sportsnet and TSN argue over who has Canada’s most-watched sports networks

It says a lot about the often-murky world of TV ratings and network ownership that both Rogers Sportsnet and TSN are claiming to be Canada’s most-watched sports channels, and that both can make claims backed up by ratings numbers.  As Yahoo’s Chris Zelkovich writes, that’s what happened this week. In a release claiming to be ” the most-watched sports brand on TV in Canada...
Via Awful Announcing
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Delonte West says LeBron James saved his life, he’s pulling for Cavs in Finals

Delonte West was a fan favorite when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2007 to 2010. He still holds a special place in the heart of many Cavs fans, and the mutual affinity between Cleveland and West will only grow in light of his recent comments about the city and LeBron James. In an interview with NEOMG’s Chris Haynes, West expressed his love for LeBron and Cleveland...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

INTERPOL targets former FIFA officials, sports execs

  Add INTERPOL to the list of law enforcement authorities who want to arrest and detain former FIFA officials and their cronies in corruption.   INTERPOL has issued “Red Notices,” or wanted persons alerts, for former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Nicolas Leoz and four corporate executives, the international police force announced Thursday. INTERPOL issued...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton fulfills promise to mother, graduates from Auburn

Cam Newton has one more thing to celebrate beyond signing a massive, 5-year, $103.8 million contract with the Carolina Panthers this week: Graduating from college. Keeping a promise he made to his mother, Newton completed coursework last month to complete his college degree. He has been taking classes at Auburn, the school he led to...Read More The post Cam Newton fulfills promise...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Finals preview: Key players for Cavaliers, Warriors

The NBA Finals are here, and for the first time Michael Jordan’s sixth championship in 1998, the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are not among the finalists for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. This year’s matchup features LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers against league MVP Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. James is trying to lead Cleveland...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

A word about Caitlyn Jenner, Lauren Hill, and the ESPYs

When was the last time this many people cared this much about an ESPY? ESPN announced that Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) would receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYs.  The Ashe award was first given at the ESPYs in 1993 to Jim Valvano.  Since then its honorees have included everyone from Dean Smith and Nelson Mandela to Robin Roberts and Michael Sam. ESPN...
Via Awful Announcing
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Carpenter designated for assignment

In a somewhat surprising move, the Yankees have announced that they’ve designated reliever David Carpenter for assignment. The move comes on the heels of activating Masahiro Tanaka from the disabled list. Many thought Esmil Rogers was the odd man out since Chris Capuano was moved to the bullpen to be the long man. Carpenter, 29, was acquired this past offseason along with Chasen...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy testy with media over questions about Chip Kelly

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy made some pretty serious allegations a few months ago about his former head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly. It appears that he would prefer to leave the controversy surrounding his comments in the past. McCoy became standoffish with reporters on Wednesday morning when he was asked about...Read More The post LeSean McCoy gets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees now the favorite in American League East

The New York Yankees haven’t been to the playoffs since 2012. In itself that’s not all that noteworthy: a two-year playoff drought when the team won 84 and 85 games over the previous two years seems more like bad luck than fundamental organizational error. Over the last two seasons, however, more teams have made the […]
Via Fangraphs
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers NBA Finals banner showcases injured players

There’s no “I” in team, but there’s no Anderson Varejao or Kevin Love on the Cleveland Cavaliers active roster, either. Nevertheless, injuries didn’t stop the franchise from placing Varejao and Love alongside LeBron James on a banner advertising the team’s quest for an NBA Finals victory. Sharp. #ALLinCLE pic.twitter.com/4mNpw4FHU8 — Cleveland Cavaliers (...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith shares photo calling Bruce Jenner a 'science project'

It does not appear that Cleveland Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith approves of Cailtyn Jenner — formerly known as Bruce Jenner — being named this year’s recipient of ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award. On Wednesday, Smith reposted a photo on Instagram that referred to Jenner as a “science project.” He quickly deleted the post, but not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farrah Flossit shares photo of James Harden sleeping in bed with her

An Instagram model that goes by the name Farrah Flossit is either dating James Harden and proud of it, or she blew up the Houston Rockets star’s spot early Wednesday morning. Flossit shared the photo you see above on Instagram, which shows a man who she claims is Harden sound asleep in bed next to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

How far will Brady Aiken fall?

Brady Aiken made a mistake. He was chosen first overall in the 2014 draft, the third year in a row Houston had been able to make that pick, entitling him to the largest signing bonus in the draft and a fairly secure future in the Astros organization. After a lengthy period of discussion, he declined to sign their reported final offer of $5M, instead asking for previously agreed...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson is the architect of a Finals contender

When pundits view Phil Jackson’s first year since taking over the New York Knicks they see failure, but they’re not looking in the right direction. If not for Jackson, the Cleveland Cavaliers would likely be sitting at home right now hoping the second year of the latest LeBron James era worked out better than the first. You could say Jackson is directly responsible for the...
Via The Sports Post
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dinosaur in Chicago won't wear Blackhawks jersey this year

A 75-foot-tall brachiosaurus skeleton replica outside of the Field Museum in Chi-Town has been the Chicago Blackhawks’ biggest supporter during recent runs to the Stanley Cup courtesy of a ginormous custom ‘Hawks jersey draped across its body. But this year, unfortunately, that won’t be the case. Sadly, the weather is to blame. “The sweater we...Read More The post Huge dinosaur...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can these struggling contenders get back in the playoff picture?

The season is two months old now, a time when we can usually separate the contenders from the pretenders. Well, usually. It turns out that there is a wealth of teams that we thought would be contenders that have fallen short of expectations so far. With so many teams like this, it is hard to tell who is really out of it and who isn’t. Surely at least one of these teams will...
Via The Outside Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota 'eating up' Tennessee Titans offense

The biggest question surrounding Marcus Mariota during the lead-up to the 2015 NFL draft was if the former Oregon star would be able to learn a different style of offense. Per ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky, Tennessee Titans quarterbacks coach John McNulty said the team hasn’t been forced to slow down in the implementation of the attack, because Mariota has handled it all. “The...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians bullpen holds Brandon Moss' 100th homer ball ransom

By Craig Lyndall This is the kind of thing that makes baseball special. Only in baseball do you have a season that’s long enough and a roster that includes important players who spend the majority of their time watching the game and finding interesting ways to pass the time until their name is called. Only in baseball can you have a story like this where the Indians’ bullpen...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson's return puts jolt into Vikings for 2015

For the months leading up to yesterday's return to the field, the Minnesota Vikings were treading water in a sea of uncertainty about where they stood with their running back, Adrian Peterson.  All things on paper looked positive this offseason with a young promising quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and a strong 5-3 finish down the stretch.  In an offseason of rightful optimism...
Via Football By Football
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prince Shembo’s girlfriend says he was jealous of dog

Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested in April and charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly kicked and killed his ex-girlfriend’s dog. Believe it or not, his motive may have been jealousy. Denicia Williams, who is suing Shembo for killing the Yorkshire terrier, says she believes Shembo planned to beat her dog because...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano not happy in Seattle

It appears the honeymoon phase between Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners may be wearing off. Sources, including Michael Kay on his radio show on Monday, are speculating that Cano, just a year and a few months into his mega contract with the M’s, is unhappy in Seattle. The reasons include the lack of a Dominican population in Seattle, which is about as far away from the DR...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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