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Report: Padres aggressively pursued Cole Hamels

By Ricky Doyle The San Diego Padres’ pursuit of James Shields apparently coincided with a quest to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. The Padres made an “aggressive offer” for Hamels before reportedly signing Shields to a four-year, $75 million contract, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. However, a source told Rosenthal last month that the Padres might ...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young recounts tale about how a dolphin tried to kill him

By Jason Rowan Delfiniphobia — the fear of dolphins — apparently is a real disorder, affecting scores of individuals terrified of our mammalian, seafaring friends. Count Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young among the condition’s most recognizable sufferers. It all started when Iggy Azalea, Young’s pop star girlfriend, offered up a tweet on Monday mentioning that he is scared...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner calls Kanye West ‘sucka’ in Twitter rant

By Gordon Dixon After Sunday’s Grammy Awards show, Kanye West was a topic of discussion for interrupting Beck when he was on stage to receive his honor for album of the year. Kanye later went on a rant, suggesting Beck should’ve handed his award over to Beyonce. Kanye’s actions rubbed more than few people the wrong way. Among them is Brandon Browner of the Super Bowl champion...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking all 32 NFL teams in terms of quarterback desperation

By Brad Gagnon At any given time, a significant percentage of the NFL’s 32 teams are looking to upgrade at the quarterback position. Others are hoping for saviors. And others are in search of potential successors for their current starters. Rarely is anyone completely uninterested in potentially good quarterbacks. In order to establish a gauge for which teams are more desperate...
Via This Given Sunday
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The five strongest branches of Dean Smith’s coaching tree

By Matt Zemek In terms of the consistency, depth and height of coaching achievements, it’s very hard to put Dean Edwards Smith above John Wooden or Mike Krzyzewski on any all-time list in college basketball. Wooden’s championships and Coach K’s combination of national titles with Final Four appearances would almost certainly place them above Smith — maybe not by huge margins...
Via The Student Section
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Sabol changed the way we understand football

By Matt Verderame On Monday, Ed Sabol passed away at age 98. Sabol, the godfather of NFL Films, changed the way the public viewed football forever when he started Blair Motion Pictures all the way back in 1962. With Sabol’s passing, a generation who grew up watching the NFL through programs such as This Week in Pro Football and NFL Game of the Week lost a titan of the industry...
Via Awful Announcing
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos reportedly undecided on Peyton Manning’s future

By Steve DelVecchio Peyton Manning is currently working out near his home in New Orleans to prepare for the 2015 season. While he has yet to have his annual physical with the Denver Broncos, all indications are that Manning will play at least another season. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, John Elway and the Broncos have yet to decide if they want Manning back. In...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL looking into exclusively streaming game next season

By Matt Yoder One of the most asked questions in this corner of the sports world is when one of the major professional sports leagues takes a leap with one of the top digital brand and agrees to a rights deal not with ESPN, but with Google, Apple, or Yahoo. That day is coming much closer than we may have thought. At least in part. Roger Goodell dropped a bit of a mini-bombshell...
Via Awful Announcing
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Manning training with career extension specialist

By Steve DelVecchio Peyton Manning has reportedly been training back at his home in New Orleans, and the 38-year-old is not preparing to play in a flag football league next season. According to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, Manning will soon begin working with renowned fitness trainer Mackie Shilstone in preparation for the 2015 season. Shilstone specializes in career extension...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki featured in SI Swimsuit Issue

By NESN Staff Caroline Wozniacki looks like she’s moved on from Rory McIlroy just fine. The world-famous tennis star had a rough 2014, as her engagement with the pro golfer was broken off, a decision McIlroy made. After seeing Wozniacki’s Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Issue” spread, however, McIlroy might be kicking himself some. Wozniacki is one of the athletes featured...
Via NESN.com
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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