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Ben Cherington: ‘We Were Wrong’ About Boston Red Sox’s 2015 Potential

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington knows he’s laying in a bed he helped make. The 2015 Red Sox have been defined by miscalculations, overzealous expectations and subpar play. Cherington didn’t run from that fact Friday while explaining Boston’s inactivity at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. ...
Via NESN.com
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Well, that was a fun week. While the final day before the 4 p.m. ET MLB trade deadline may not have been quite as exciting as last year’s (though the Mets hit a nice buzzer-beater), there were plenty of exciting rumors flying around. Besides, the week leading up to July 31 was as busy as in recent years, resulting in nearly anything seeming possible. So which teams made the right...
Via The Outside Corner
33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Busch Continues Successful Summer Run with Pocono Pole

(HHP/Harold Hinson) Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 July 31, 2015 Kyle Busch has been on the roll of a lifetime over the past six weeks, having won four of the last five races and the roll continued at Pocono as Busch will start on the pole for Sunday’s running of the Windows 10 400. Though Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick set the fast times early in the final...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Jakub Voracek’s new deal with the Flyers

The Flyers announced that they have signed Jakub Voracek to a monster deal: Eight years at $66 million, which comes out to about $8.25 million a year. Voracek was a first team all-star in 2014-15, and had the best season of his career with 22 goals and 81 points while playing the full 82 games. Point per game players are hard to come by. There were only eight such players last season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper died in his sleep at his home on Friday at the age of 61, according to a report. The wrestling icon was found dead at his Hollywood home, TMZ says. “I am devastated at this news. Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Addresses The Infamous Shirtless Pictures That Were Taken Of Him

The pictures of the 2015 college football offseason were photos featuring a shirtless Jim Harbaugh running around with some high school players.  The Michigan coach was at a Wolverines’ satellite camp playing “Bama Ball.”  Here’s one of the photos.  Interesting…. pic.twitter.com/rJGrlDWvIq — Shane Morris (@ShaneMorris_7) June 5, 2015 Not a great look, coach. This...
Via College Spun
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network apparently slaps temporary logo on wall behind Ken Rosenthal

Trade deadline is always a frenetic, tiring time for those who cover baseball and the networks devoted to the sport. Ken Rosenthal probably hasn’t gotten much sleep during the past week (maybe past two or three weeks) trying to work his sources for hot scoops on potential moves being made. MLB Network was also showing a little bit of fatigue on Friday as the clock approached the...
Via Awful Announcing
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

This seems like a cruel April Fools’ joke that you play on your friends. Talking about the MLB trade deadline on the Burns and Gambo radio show in Arizona, Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart indicated that the San Diego Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in return for closer Craig Kimbrel. Dave Stewart tells Burns and Gambo the Padres wanted Paul Goldschmidt from the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

The Pirates seem to be perennial buyers at the trade deadline, and though there’s often pressure on the team to make the big move for an ace or a big first baseman, they usually make smaller moves that cost them less. So, in getting reliever Joakim Soria for infielder JaCoby Jones, lefty starter J.A. Happ […]
Via Fangraphs
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

The New York Mets couldn’t get a trade done for Carlos Gomez. They didn’t get one done for Jay Bruce. But they DID end up picking up a legitimate power bat in the outfield – Yoenis Cespedes. Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) July 31, 2015   New York did NOT deal Zack Wheeler to the Tigers in the Cespedes deal. They...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

First photos of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injured hand emerge

Jason Pierre-Paul hasn’t been seen in the public eye since his unfortunate fireworks accident on the 4th of July. Now, thanks to the New York Daily News, we have visual evidence of the massive trauma he endured. Here are the pictures, via the New York Daily News: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: First look at Jason Pierre-Paul after fireworks incident. http://t.co/AklHA2InBO pic.twitter.com...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies over Pats practice

The New England Patriots and Tom Brady received support in the skies during the team’s training camp practice on Friday, one day after a contingent of snarky New York Jets fans paid $1,000 to fly a banner that mocked and ridiculed the under-fire quarterback. New England Aerial Ads appears to be the outfit behind the...Read More The post Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s An Awesome Fan-Made Michigan State Hype Video

While Ohio State has been getting all of the preseason attention in the Big Ten (some of it for questionable reasons), Michigan State, the conference’s other college football power, has largely been an afterthought. But the Spartans are very capable of making a run to both the Big Ten title and the College Football Playoff, if they can get past the Buckeyes. This week, a Spartans...
Via College Spun
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy cancels party, but it wasn't some 'weird orgy'

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy on Friday admitted he made a mistake with how he went about promoting a recent party he was hosting, but he wants to make one thing clear — he wasn’t hosting some “weird orgy.” McCoy, who initially got in trouble for promoting a “ladies only” party on Instagram and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stop kvetching about Notre Dame, please

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect People are angry about rules again. It’s shocking, I know. This year’s college football political coup de foudre is Notre Dame and their ability to play for a college football playoff title while existing in their own little Independent world, doing things (mostly) how they prefer to do them. The snarkiness smacks of the guy who gets...
Via The Student Section
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Junior Galette

The Washington Redskins should have avoided Junior Galette like the plague, but instead, the organization proved once again that the NFL welcomes (alleged) violent offenders. Galette’s agent Alvin Keels announced his client signed a one-year deal with Washington, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the deal is for the league minimum. Junior Galette will sign a 1 year deal...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Ranking NFL coaches is a difficult proposition because so many X factors exist in the success and failure. Sometimes an average coach is in the right environment and he thrives and sometimes a good coach is in a toxic environment that even the best couldn’t dig their way out of. One thing is for sure, though, the better your head coach the higher the chance you’ll have at winning...
Via This Given Sunday
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five of the worst baseball trades since 2000

  Every year, blockbuster deals captivate the minds of the baseball world. Some of these deals pay off, while others do not. Will the Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Reyes deal pay off for either the Blue Jays or Rockies? Time will tell. Here are the top five one-sided trades in baseball since 2000.  5. Indians trade Brandon Phillips to Reds for Jeff Stevens  In 2006, a deal...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

David Price’s start with a new team after being dealt by the Detroit Tigers to the Toronto Blue Jays this week couldn’t have gotten off to a more inauspicious start after the pitcher apparently suffered a flat tire on his way to his new home. Price alerted the masses of his trip to Toronto being...Read More The post New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas on LeBron: He’s not a No. 1 option

by Josh Poloha Former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has not played in a game since 2012 (and is still somehow getting paid, but that’s beside the point), but he still has his fair share of opinions on the NBA. In his latest Instagram post, Arenas decided to talk about Cleveland Cavaliers point-forward LeBron James. At first, he explained how an athlete like James “comes...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel struggles in first day of Browns camp

The Cleveland Browns selected Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and were hoping that he would be able to be their long-term answer at the quarterback position. That didn’t happen last season as a rookie, and he showed major issues both on and off the field. Unfortunately, he has yet to show the type of improvement on the field that he showed off...
Via This Given Sunday
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wilson, Seahawks agree to four-year, $86.7M contract

Russell Wilson finally appears to be getting his money. Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $86.7 million, MMQB’s Peter King reported Friday morning, citing a source. The new Wilson deal includes a $31-million signing bonus, with approximately $60-million guaranteed. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 31, 2015 It’s a huge...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rock 'pretty disappointed,' but defends Hulk Hogan

A “pretty disappointed” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson nevertheless went to bat for pal and professional wrestling colleague Hulk Hogan, defending him to a certain extent by arguing that everyone has “talked trash” behind closed doors. Johnson was making an appearance on Thursday at the 2015 TCA press tour panel to promote his new HBO series...Read More The post Dwayne ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belichick on sticking it to NFL: 'Really not very important to me'

The New England Patriots have been in an us-against-the-world situation since the Deflategate story broke after last season’s AFC Championship Game. No team in the NFL uses controversy, adversity or criticism as motivation better than the Patriots, but that’s not the focus early in training camp. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked before Friday’s practice at Gillette...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Astros reportedly both pursuing Craig Kimbrel

San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel could be on the move for the second time in four months. The Padres haven’t made any trades this July, yet are reportedly in discussions with multiple teams about multiple players, including Kimbrel. The teams hottest on Kimbrel? The AL East leading Yankees and AL West leading Astros. The Padres spoke overnight with both the New York Yankees...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Compelling camp competitions: #5 Bradford vs. Sanchez

For players, training camp is where roster spot and playing time competition really ramps up, and ultimately where you ready yourself for the regular season.  I was involved in heated training camp competitions ever year. I was either competing for a roster spot, like my rookie season, or after that battling for playing time or a starting position. Make no mistake: teams try to...
Via Football By Football
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mortensen skips Boston radio interiew for false PSI report

In his press conference after Tom Brady’s 4 game suspension was upheld, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft spit hot fire at the NFL, Roger Goodell, and basically anyone involved in the DeflateGate saga.  Although he wasn’t mentioned by name, one of those targets was ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.  Kraft called out Mort for a hugely important initial DeflateGate report that...
Via Awful Announcing
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five most overrated teams in the CFB preseason coaches’ poll

Twitter/@OhioStAthletics Some may like to think that preseason polls focus solely on the team each program will be putting on the field in the season ahead, but that’s not entirely the case. They also take into account how a team finished out the season before, and therein lies the problem. This year’s preseason Coaches’ Poll is evidence of that, as there are some rankings...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents




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