WATCH: Raiders GM fell asleep at NFL Scouting Combine?

By Vincent Frank If you want to know why the Oakland Raiders have struggled over the years, one moment from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Saturday could clarify everything for us. At one point while players were running their 40-yard dashes, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie appeared to be catching some shut-eye. The common fan might share McKenzie’s...
Via Sportsnaut
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Franchise tag possibilities for all 32 NFL teams

By Andrew Juge As we approach free agency in just a few short weeks, we’ll start to see some players get hit with the franchise tag. The beauty of modern day free agency is that while the allure of an open market is exciting for players looking to get a new contract, teams can protect themselves by strapping a key player into a position where they have to accept a one-year deal...
Via This Given Sunday
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Scout: Jameis Winston's throwing shoulder is an issue

By Doug Kyed Quarterback Jameis Winston currently is projected to be the first quarterback selected in the 2015 NFL draft, but at least one team has serious concerns about his shoulder. Winston’s shoulder is “bad,” according to a scout who is not authorized to speak on the record. The Florida State product’s shoulder won’t be an issue in the short term, but it’s viewed...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe confirms he'll retire after next season

Kobe Bryant reportedly plans to play for one more season in Los Angeles before calling it a career. Bryant, who is out for the season after undergoing surgery on a torn rotator cuff, will only play one more season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Next season is the last year of his two-year, $48.5 million contract. The news shouldn’t come as a surprise to Lakers fans, as Bryant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Big 12, Big Ten consider freshman ineligibility

By Joseph Nardone The NCAA is widely considered the big bad beast of ineptness in the realm of college sports. Not only is it trendy to pick on all things governing-body related, it is expected if you care about anything that deals with their fictional ideal of amateurism that you pile on them as often as possible. However, the people within the NCAA are not the only ones to blame...
Via The Student Section
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL rolls out advanced stats page to mixed reactions

By Trevor Kraus The advanced stats trend achieved a milestone today: public acceptance of the movement by the NHL. It’s been a long, arduous struggle for the advanced stats community that dates back to the 2004-2005 NHL lockout. As the Marek vs. Wyshysnki podcast has often noted, the internet kept hockey alive during those difficult hockey-less days. The internet gave fans a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2

By Larry Brown It is finally official! Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally fight each other on May 2. Mayweather made the news official with an announcement on his “Shots” page on social media. “I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done,” Mayweather said in a statement issued by his PR company...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Judge gives Cubs initial victory in rooftop lawsuit

By Nathaniel Grow The Chicago Cubs scored a preliminary victory on Thursday in the lawsuit filed last month by the owners of several of the rooftops looking into Wrigley Field. As I explained at the time the suit was filed, the case is the latest in a series of legal proceedings challenging the on-going Wrigley Field renovations, and in particular the Cubs’ construction of two...
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell blows off talk about Pablo Sandoval's weight

By Ricky Doyle FORT MYERS, Fla. — Why expect a flamingo when you’re promised a panda? Pablo Sandoval’s weight has generated some buzz in recent days because of an unflattering photo that surfaced from one of his workouts at the Boston Red Sox’s spring training complex. Sandoval’s weight is a non-issue for the Red Sox, though, as the organization knew exactly what it was...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Who traded for the present, who traded for the future?

By Miles Wray Thursday’s trade deadline saw a manic dose of player movement that was unprecedented in league history. A full 8 percent of the entire league got the call that they needed to pack their bags and take off for a new NBA home. Given how different NBA teams are in such different stages of development, it might not be totally accurate to separate the participants...
Via The Sports Post
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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