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Raul Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Tampa Bay Rays’ Manager Position

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays’ bench coach for the past seven seasons, was among seven candidates dropped Friday. Also cut were Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo and Ron Wotus. Tampa Bay said interviews with...
Via NESN.com
44 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester To Meet With At Least Two More Teams Next Week

Jon Lester isn’t done making the rounds on the free agent market. The former Boston Red Sox ace is set to meet with at least two more teams next week, WEEI’s Rob Bradford reported Friday, citing a source. But that doesn’t mean the Red Sox aren’t still in the hunt to land the southpaw. Bradford also reported that Boston showed a “willingness to negotiate” the offer they...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Video: Go All-Access With UNC During Its Win vs. Duke, Watch Them Celebrate By Spray Painting The Bell

The Duke-North Carolina rivalry doesn’t have as much national luster when the two programs are playing football, but it’s still a big game that awards a trophy to the victor.  The Tar Heels, somewhat surprisingly, were the ones holding and ringing the Victory Bell following Thursday night’s contest. UNC defeated Duke, 45-20, in Durham.  Today, North Carolina’s video production...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Examining The New TPC Scottsdale With Tom Weiskopf

The city of Scottsdale, Ariz. recently completed a major renovation of the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, home of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open and Back9Network’s Shane Bacon recently took a trip to the infamous course to see the changes. His host for the day? Course designer Tom Weiskopf, himself. Weiskopf led the renovation project and sought to improve the...
Via Back9Network
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe won't take paycut, hints at retiring after contract ends

Kobe Bryant’s days as an NBA player might be numbered. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard hinted that he wouldn’t play past his last contract — which expires after next season — when he criticized hometown discounts saying they were a “big coup” for owners. Kobe insinuates that he won't be playing beyond his current contract. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will this be it for Tom Coughlin?

When you look back on Tom Coughlin’s tenure as head coach of the New York Giants, there’s both success and confusion in equal parts. The former is obvious: Coughlin’s Giants have finished on top of the NFC East three times, winning the Super Bowl twice (2008 and 2012). Improbable and lucky catches were needed to secure both championships. But hey, the journey to those grabs...
Via This Given Sunday
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Simms blasts critics of Thursday Night Football

The cries about Thursday Night Football’s poor quality of play amidst a historic stretch of blowouts have subsided for the moment.  But that didn’t stop Phil Simms from expressing how ticked off he was at critics of the franchise in a Thursday afternoon appearance on “The Drive” with Danny Parkins & Carrington Harrison on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City. Simms specifically...
Via Awful Announcing
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Biggest disappointments of the 2014 NFL Draft class

Coming into the 2014 NFL season, every fan base expected their top draft pick to become a key piece to their success this season. In the case of Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks, Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr, the teams that drafted them are elated. On the other hand, some teams are wishing they picked another player instead of the guy stuck at the bottom of the depth chart. While all...
Via This Given Sunday
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Wright lobs hilarious shot at Dez Bryant

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright has seen his production decline a great deal from a season ago. After putting up 94 receptions for nearly 1,100 yards last year, the former first-round pick has tallied just 43 receptions through 10 games this season. But don’t expect Wright to pull a Dez Bryant and lose it on the field during the game (via The Tennessean). All...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

FSU will wear special #FSUnited ribbon decal on helmets

Florida State’s campus went through a tragedy this week. A gunman opened fire at Strozier Library early Thursday morning, wounding three people before being shot and killed by Tallahassee Police.  The Seminoles’ community has since come together. There was a memorial on campus attended by hundreds and the hashtags #WeAreFSU and #FSUnited have been trending.  Saturday, Florida...
Via College Spun
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets won’t handle Matt Harvey like Nats did Strasburg in 2012

With an exciting, young starting rotation bolstered by the return of Matt Harvey and what appears to be a solid lineup, the New York Mets could be a contender next season in the NL East. Naturally, we’re early in the offseason and don’t yet know what moves each team in the NL East can still make. But the Braves look as if they’re renovating, while the Phillies are finally...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Cameron out, Karlos Dansby doubtful for Sunday

The Browns will most likely be without two of their best players for this Sunday’s game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Tight end Jordan Cameron has been ruled out for Sunday, while linebacker Karlos Dansby is doubtful to play and linebacker Jabaal Sheard is listed as questionable. Cameron has been out with a concussion since getting hit versus the Oakland Raiders on October 26. The...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Alfredsson won’t play this season

The Daniel Alfredsson comeback may be over before it ever really started. A report from TSN states that word is leaking out that Alfredsson will not be able to play this year. The report states that while the Detroit Red Wings haven’t officially heard about Alfredsson’s status or decision, they have heard that his comeback attempt is over. Via TSN: Sources tell The Dreger Report...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

CSN displayed a weird stat after Daniel Briere scored a goal

This is an odd one. After Daniel Briere scored to make it a 1-1 game against the Washington Capitals, the CSN broadcast displayed an interesting graphic. Usually these tend to mention how many goals the player has scored so far that season or something along those lines. Instead, CSN chose to display when Briere last scored four goals in a game. Spoiler alert: He hasn’t scored...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Europe Grooming Future American Stars Brooks Koepka, Peter Uihlein

Have you heard the one about the two American housemates who decided to head off to Europe in search of fame and fortune? At the end of 2012, Peter Uihlien and Brooks Koepka packed their bags and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, having decided that they wanted to play in Europe. Many people shook their heads, convinced that the youngsters were making a mistake. That number did not include...
Via Back9Network
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

With new coach, Nashville Predators are preying on the NHL

Much praise has been heaped on Barry Trotz for the coaching job he did during his 15 seasons in Nashville. He was the first coach the franchise had ever known and they became known for playing a dull shut down style. Never having elite scoring talent the Predators under Barry Trotz effectively won close games and amassed 557 wins over 1196 games. However with the change to Peter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon can have second hand impact on Browns’ offense

At long last Josh Gordon is free from Roger Goodell’s clutches and the Browns’ offense now has a player the opposing defense must game plan for. Andrew Hawkins, Taylor Gabriel, Miles Austin, and Travis Benjamin have all shown themselves as adequate NFL receivers — something hard to come by in Cleveland the past decade — but with Gordon’s return comes the chance for Cleveland’s...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam on childhood: 'My brothers were evil people'

Tweet In a recent interview with GQ Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay football player, spoke about his childhood including his rocky relationship with his older brothers, whom he calls “evil.” From GQ: Only a handful of people really know how I was raised. Certain family members weren’t…there. They were ghosts. My brothers were the ones who were there...
Via Los That Sports Blog
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Braves trying to trade Upton brothers together?

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via The Outside Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton: Long-Term for the Long Haul

Somewhere, Mike Trout is smiling. Everyone who follows baseball knows by now that Giancarlo Stanton is a very, very rich man as he finalized a 13-year, $325 million deal earlier this week to remain with the Miami Marlins. He just turned 25 years old and is set for life, but what about the other end of it? And no, the other end in this instance is not the Miami Marlins organization...
Via The Sports Post
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

DirecTV Sunday Ticket will air Jets-Bills on Monday

Good news, out of market Jets and Bills fans with DirecTV and NFL Sunday Ticket – you’ll be able to watch the game on Monday night. Great News! NFL will allow Jets-Bills to air via Sunday Ticket live Monday Night 7 ET. If you're in New York/buffalo area, check CBS. — DIRECTV (@DIRECTV) November 21, 2014   There was initially a question as to whether or not the...
Via Awful Announcing
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke graduate asst. loses mind to pump up players

Duke and UNC squared off Thursday night in an ACC matchup that actually featured a great deal on the line – the Blue Devils needed to win to keep pace for a potential Coastal division title, while the Tar Heels needed to notch a sixth win to become bowl eligible. UNC wound up prevailing, but it wasn’t for lack of motivation on Duke’s side. Check out this ridiculous video of...
Via College Spun
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas State And West Virginia Play a Sloppy Game, Which Means… Baylor Really Needs to Cheer For Texas

Thursday night, the Kansas State Wildcats defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers, 26-20, but in many ways, this latest Big 12 battle of considerable consequence was not won by the winner so much as it was lost by the loser. Kansas State rushed for one yard on Thursday. A total of 18 penalty flags littered the field in Morgantown. Kansas State gacked a chip-shot field goal, played...
Via The Student Section
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 13: What if San Francisco drafted Aaron Rodgers?

Starting on February 14, 2014, Sam Quinn and The Sports Post have decided to run down the 52 Greatest What Ifs in NFL History, one per week, for the next year. For a list of published What Ifs, as well as the introductory piece, click here. It was destiny, or so it seemed. Aaron Rodgers grew up in northern California, he attended Cal, he spent his whole life dreaming of playing...
Via The Sports Post
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers already have a better bullpen than 2014

One of Andrew Friedman’s main tasks as Dodgers president of baseball ops was to remake a bullpen that had consistently been a disappointment. In 2014, the Dodgers pen had a 3.80 ERA, and totaled just 0.7 fWAR in 489 2/3 innings. Taking dominant closer Kenley Jansen out of the situation, those numbers fall to a ghastly -1.3 fWAR and a 3.97 ERA in 424 1/3 innings. However, Friedman...
Via The Outside Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golic recreates Kim Kardashian butt pic after losing bet

Mike Golic lost a bet with his longtime colleague Mike Greenberg last weekend when Northwestern beat Notre Dame. Golic went to Notre Dame and Greenberg graduated from Northwestern. As a result of losing the bet, Golic had to recreate the infamous Kim Kardashian naked butt photo. We don’t blame you if you want to stop...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago sports radio hosts learn they’re fired while on the air

Imagine working away at your desk, opening Twitter and suddenly seeing breaking news that you’ve been fired. That’s what happened to Chicago sports radio hosts Alex Quigley and Ben Finfer. While hosting “Quigs and Finfer” on 87.7 The Game on Thursday afternoon, Quigley scrolled down his Twitter timeline and noticed this tweet from local media critic Robert Feder. Breaking...
Via Awful Announcing
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sack celebration nearly costs Raiders their first win

Two Oakland Raiders celebrated a sack about 20 yards in the backfield as the Chiefs hurried to the line to run a play. Typical Raiders.
Via Gamedayr
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC players not happy about Josh Shaw reinstatement

USC defensive back Josh Shaw was reinstated this week after serving a suspension for fabricating a story about saving his drowning nephew from a pool. According to a report from TMZ, some of Shaw’s USC teammates are not happy to have him back. Several Trojans reportedly told TMZ that they are “speechless” that Shaw, a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps' self-proclaimed girlfriend was born a man

A woman named Taylor Lianne Chandler claims she is dating Michael Phelps. This woman was once a man. Chandler, 41, recently revealed on Facebook that she was born David Roy Fitch before changing her sex during her teenage years. Chandler was put on testosterone blockers in her early teens and underwent surgery to get rid...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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