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Adrian Peterson on exempt list, out indefinitely

The Minnesota Vikings have used the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List on running back Adrian Peterson, which requires him to stay away from team activities and the facility until his current bout with the law is completed. The #Vikings statement in its entirety on placing Adrian Peterson on “Exempt/ Commissioner’s Permission list…” pic.twitter.com/byFI31roMs — Sean...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stewart case goes to grand jury

The Office of the Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney has decided to move the case involving Tony Stewart’s role in the death of driver Kevin Ward, Jr. to a grand jury. This move is not overly surprising, but it is interesting given that the Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero had[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Charles Barkley bounces first pitch

Charles Barkley threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday night.  We’ve seen a lot of god-awful first pitches this year and while this isn’t on par with 50 Cent, it’s still pretty bad for a Hall of Fame athlete.  Barkley’s pitch falls short and wide right. On the bright side though, at least there’s not a horrible hitch like in his golf swing!  So...
Via Awful Announcing
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall calls out ESPN for misleading him

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was once considered what was wrong about the National Football League. During his days with the Denver Broncos, the Pro Bowl receiver had multiple issues with the team and was viewed as a cancer within the organization.  Marshall had also been accused of domestic violence earlier in his NFL playing career. The now model citizen was diagnosed...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Starks confirms hip-hop urban legend

Today on ESPN’s Highly Questionable, the panel hosted former Knicks guard John Starks. Bomani Jones cleverly posed the question to Starks that many Notorious B.I.G. fans have always wanted to know: Just what New York Knicks player was the butt of the legendary “Story to Tell” track, one of the best lyrical displays hip-hop has ever seen. Incredibly, Starks admitted the story...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Rusney Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Rusney Castillo has been fast-tracked through the minor leagues, and the new Boston Red Sox outfielder is set to make his debut with the big club. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio that the Cuban-born outfielder is “likely” to make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Farrell, Castillo will play center...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nike pulls Peterson merch from shelves in Minnesota

This week just keeps getting worse and worse for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. After he began to lose some support from the public yesterday when another picture was released—showing another four-year-old son with a scarred head—his biggest sponsor, Nike, is now taking action. An eye-opening development:...
Via The Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton posts pic showing face is looking better

Last Thursday, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was blasted in the face with an 88-mph fastball resulting in “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial laceration requiring stitches”. Tuesday, the slugger (and National League MVP candidate) took to Instagram to post an update as to how he’s doing.  And, well, considering dude had broken teeth...
Via Hall of Very Good
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig got into argument in dugout

Your browser does not support iframes. Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp appeared to get into a heated exchange during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night, but no one on the team has been willing to say why. The altercation took place during the sixth inning. Manager Don Mattingly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota governor calls for Vikings to suspend Peterson

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took a strong stances against the Minnesota Vikings and embattled running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday. According to a local NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, Dayton indicated that Peterson should be suspended and called his actions a “public embarrassment.” Here is the full text from Dayton’s comments.  It is an awful situation. Yes, Mr. Peterson...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tim Duncan to have cameo in ‘Punisher’ comic

It’s no secret San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan is a huge fan of the Marvel character “The Punisher.” Heck he even has “The Punisher” logo on his knee brace. And now word has come out Duncan will be featured in a special release of “The Punisher”! Duncan (and his car shop “Black Jack Speed Shop”) will […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from NFL Week 2

Here we are through two full weeks of the 2014 season. Nothing has been decided around the NFL, but there is a whole heck of a lot we can focus on heading into Week 3. What happened to two of the best teams in the NFC in the form of the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers? Should we be worried about these teams moving forward? What about both the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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Adrian Peterson out indefinitely

Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury

WATCH: Barkley bounces first pitch

Brandon Marshall calls out ESPN

Starks confirms hip-hop urban legend

Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Nike pulls Peterson merchandise

Stanton posts pic of horrific injury

WATCH: Kemp, Puig argue in dugout

Minnesota governor: Suspend Peterson

Tim Duncan to appear in ‘Punisher’ comic

10 takeaways from NFL Week 2

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