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Michigan State Coach Releases Heartfelt Statement About Mike Sadler After Punter’s Death

Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash this weekend. The former Spartan was involved in a crash that also killed Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and injured LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye. The three had attended a kicking camp together.  Sadler, who played at Michigan State from 2011-14, was beloved by nearly everyone he came across.  Michigan State’s wide receivers...
Via College Spun
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2017 4-Star S Jonathan Sutherland Announces Commitment to Penn State

Jonathan Sutherland, a 6-foot, 190-pound safety from Alexandria (VA), announced his commitment to Penn State today on Twitter. Sutherland accepted the Nittany Lions over Boston College, Michigan, Syracuse and Wisconsin. I’m proud to announce that I am committed to THE UNIVERSITY OF PENN STATE!! pic.twitter.com/ni5AcBpLVr — Jonathan★Sutherland (@jay_suth) July 24, 2016 The...
Via College Spun
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Nebraska Football Won’t Be Attending Big Ten Media Days After Death Of Punter Sam Foltz

Nebraska has released a statement regarding the tragic death of senior punter Sam Foltz.  The Huskers’ special teamer was killed in a car crash in Wisconsin that also took the life of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler and injured LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye. The three had reportedly attended a kicking camp together.  Nebraska has rightfully decided to not attend Big...
Via College Spun
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Should Exit Velocity Factor Into Official Scoring?

In the second inning of today’s game at Fenway Park, Minnesota’s Max Kepler hit a one-hop rocket that Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts couldn’t handle. After deliberation — he looked at multiple replays —- official scorer Chaz Scoggins ruled the play an E-6. A few minutes later, MLB.com Twins beat writer Rhett Bollinger noted that StatCast had Kepler’s smash at 109 mph...
Via Fangraphs
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Joe Kelly Becoming ‘A Bit More Natural’ In New Role As Red Sox Reliever

The Boston Red Sox are calling on Joe Kelly to do something he hasn’t done at the major league level since 2013. But he’s starting to get the hang of it. Kelly was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday but will serve as a reliever after spending the last two-plus seasons as a starter. The 28-year-old right-hander pitched well over five relief appearances for the PawSox,...
Via NESN.com
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Louisiana sports radio host arrested in domestic dispute

Jordy Hultberg, a former LSU basketball and current sports radio host in Lafayette, LA, is accused of pushing his estranged wife into a dresser after she caught him with another woman. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says Hultberg’s wife went to his house to check on him after her daughter was worried about him. That when she found him with another woman. Police booked...
Via Awful Announcing
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Tour De France 2016 Results: Chris Froome Captures Third Career Title

Chris Froome did whatever it took to earn Tour De France victory, and it paid off. The British cyclist didn’t win the 2016 race’s final stage Sunday, but he rode well enough earn an overall win at the 2016 Tour De France and secure his third career title. Froome finished with a cumulative time of 89 hours, six minutes and one second over the course’s 21 stages that saw him...
Via NESN.com
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Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Rio de Janeiro appears nowhere close to prepared to host the Summer Olympics in less than two weeks, but the city’s mayor does not seem overly concerned. On Sunday, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes was asked about the Australian Olympic Committee deeming the athlete’s village “uninhabitable” after running some tests at the dorms over the weekend. Rather than reassure people that the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Australia won’t move into Olympic Village in Rio due to poor conditions

As if the 2016 Rio Olympics needed any more bad press, it got plenty of it on Sunday. Just moments after the IOC decided against a full ban of all Russian athletes, the Australian Olympic team made it known they were not going to be staying in their allotted buildings in the Olympic Village. The Australian Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller announced the team won’t be staying in the...
Via The Comeback
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Luke Schenn happy to play for Coyotes where there’s no “outside pressure”

Defenseman Luke Schenn recently signed a two-year, $2.5 million contract with the Arizona Coyotes. The move looked like a win-win for both sides as the 26-year-old Schenn will be given the opportunity to grow his game in the hopes of landing a larger contract after the 2017-18 season while the Coyotes are hoping they just bought low on a defenseman who could have some untapped...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

The Chris Sale situation is providing fodder for some quality one-liners both in and out of Major League Baseball. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon piled on Sunday when discussing the trade rumors surrounding the team. He couldn’t help but make reference to the current issues surrounding the Cubs’ south side neighbors. Within clubhouse, Joe Maddon says trade speculation "cuts...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

IOC decides against complete Russian ban from Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee looked long and hard at a potential blanket ban of all Russian athletes from the 2016 Rio Olympics following a wide spread doping scandal. However, the IOC decided against the blanket ban on Sunday. Instead of a blanket ban, the IOC is deferring to the individual sports governing bodies decision on Russian athletes and their ability to compete...
Via The Comeback
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More local CBS stations added to PlayStation Vue; three in NFL markets

Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming TV service is getting farther off the ground. Multichannel News reports that Vue has now hashed agreements with local CBS stations in nine markets and all are outside of the network’s owned-and-operated station group. According to Multichannel, the affiliates are owned by Midwest Television, Raycom and Sinclar in several smaller markets. The CBS...
Via Awful Announcing
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White Sox suspend Chris Sale for 'destroying team equipment'

The Chicago White Sox announced on Sunday that starting pitcher Chris Sale has been suspended for five days following an incident in the clubhouse before Saturday night’s game. In a statement announcing the disciplinary action, the White Sox essentially confirmed reports that Sale threw a fit over not wanting to wear throwback uniforms. The #WhiteSox have suspended pitcher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Contenders And Pretenders: MLB Edition

As the calendar shifts toward August and the days keep getting hotter, it becomes clear which teams can make the playoffs and which teams are already looking forward to 2017. With two wildcards in each league, there are still a few teams still on the bubble, not knowing if they should sell veterans and start calling up prospects or if they should go for it all. The following teams...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

We crashed Summer League in Las Vegas to try and get to know some of our favorite NBA personalities a little better. We asked the tough questions and made people make choices about the things they love. On this edition of One Gotta Go, it's all about iconic video games between Call of Duty, FIFA, Madden and NBA 2K. Justise Winslow says he's got plenty of basketball in his life...
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10 NFL players set to become household names in 2016

The 2016 season is rapidly approaching, and it will pave the path for some NFL players to evolve into stars. Certain rookies that turned heads last year should be poised for major breakouts in their second season. Meanwhile, some third- and fourth-year guys were thrust into action and far exceeded expectations, earning a chance to receive even bigger roles. The following players...
Via Sportsnaut
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Lou Holtz regrets making immigration 'joke' at RNC

Lou Holtz is in some hot water for what some have termed as racist comments made at the Republican National Convention. “I don’t want to become you,” he said, via Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff. “I don’t want to speak your language, I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, I sure as hell don’t want to cheer for your soccer team!” After some reflection, the...
Via Sportsnaut
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Report: Lesnar, Jones tested positive for same substance

Brock Lesnar might have a bit of a tougher time defending his recent comments about Jon Jones. Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt in UFC 200’s heavyweight bout but recently was told he potentially failed two drug tests. As it turns out, the drug Lesnar tested positive for was hydroxy-clomiphene, a source confirmed to MMAFighting.com. That’s the same anti-estrogen agent that Jones tested...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Solo not taking any chances with Zika virus while in Rio

The countdown to the Rio Olympics is now measured in days and athletes competing in the games are getting their bags packed. For many athletes, this means more than just packing the necessary outfits. After months of well-documented concerns over the Zika virus, Olympians are rightly taking precautions to avoid catching the mosquito-carried disease. Some more than others, as demonstrated...
Via The Comeback
22 hours ago  |  Discuss
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