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Key NFL owners do not want Brady's suspension reduced

By Vincent Frank NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a decision to make soon. It’s a decision that will play a large role in what happens with the defending champion New England Patriots this season. It’s also a decision that probably should have already been made. Coming up on a month since the commissioner heard Tom Brady’s appeal of the four-game suspension that was levied...
Via Sportsnaut
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A buyer's guide to the MLB trade deadline

By Jordan Schwartz As we approach the Trade Deadline on July 31st, there haven't been many headlining transactions made thus far. Regardless, speculation has been prevalent that there is a big market for sellers and that bodes well for teams looking to rebuild. As I detailed in my Seller's Guide to the Trade Deadline, a few of those teams stand to benefit from the current sellers...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The greatest race you’ve never heard about

By Nick Dahl Something world shattering just happened on July 17th, and 95% of the population most likely didn't even notice. On a track very few people were watching, in a meet very few people knew was happening, 14 exceptional female mid-distance runners took the track in the Herculis Monaco to set history. On a perfect night in one of the most exclusive track arenas in the...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoopless in Seattle: Why the NBA should expand

By PJ Benasillo Recently, I was watching John Oliver’s piece about stadiums in the United States and he mentioned that the Milwaukee Bucks were threatening to move to Seattle - the former home of the Supersonics. This week we'll be giving the Emerald City a reason to stop crying into their Kevin Durant Sonics jerseys and a glimpse into what a future team in Seattle will look like...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban compares Jordan situation to 'makeup sex'

By Steve DelVecchio It is probably going to be a while before Mark Cuban stops making snarky remarks about DeAndre Jordan bailing on the Dallas Mavericks, and that is just fine with us. On Wednesday, Cuban came up with his best quote yet when he compared Jordan re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers to someone having great makeup sex. Cuban on DeAndre: "Makeup sex is always...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seven SEC Heisman candidates for 2015

By Kevin Causey From 2007 to 2012, the SEC took home took home four of the six Heisman Trophy awards as Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, Mark Ingram and Tim Tebow won the prestigious award. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota took home the last two Heisman’s and the award has started a QB trend. The last five winners have been quarterbacks. A few years ago, the SEC had QBs galore but...
Via The Student Section
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

10 CFB teams with best chances of going undefeated in 2015

By Dustin Tackett An undefeated college football season is easier said than done, but not all that uncommon.  There have been 15 different undefeated seasons over the last 15 years, beginning with Bob Stoops’ 13-0 Sooners in 2000 and ending with Jimbo Fisher’s 14-0 Seminoles in 2013. And during that time, only two programs – Ohio State (’02 & ’12) and Auburn ...
Via College Spun
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan: I ‘love’ Chris Paul

By Steve DelVecchio The love fest between DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul is in full swing. Earlier this week, Paul tried to dispel rumors of tension between the two Los Angeles Clippers by saying Jordan is like a brother to him. Jordan apparently agrees, as he had nothing but kind things to say about CP3 in a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune on Tuesday. “I love Chris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Five MLB trades that make too much sense

By Vincent Frank With the Major League Baseball trade deadline less than two weeks away, we are sure to see some pretty big trades take place in the coming days. We are already hearing specific names being bandied about on the trade block. The Philadelphia Phillies are surely going to look to send a couple of their veterans packing for youngsters. Meanwhile, there has also been...
Via Sportsnaut
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC football media guide contains NSFW message

By Gordon Dixon. The college football season is right around the corner and media guides are beginning to hit the shelves. The ACC’s version is among those now available and it contains a message that can definitely be considered offensive. As seen above, page 145 shows the 2014 schedules for the conference’s schools, along with results. However, below the schedule for Wake...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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