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FanDuel suspends N.Y. ops

In the wake of the State of New York going after daily fantasy sites and the failure of DraftKings and FanDuel to stop a temporary restraining order preventing them from doing business in the state, one company has decided to suspend its operation there. FanDuel has announced that it will not entries from New York for the time being. The company announced this week that it’s...
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ESPN’s John Skipper finally comments on closing Grantland

In the week since ESPN announced it was shuttering Grantland, something was missing among the wave of responses, eulogies and think-pieces: A statement from the man who made the actual decision, ESPN president John Skipper. .@thachase Many have said there's been one big missing piece of @espn @Grantland33 puzzle; this is that. Hope you agree. — James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller...
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ESPN names new ombudsman, public editor

After a months-long gap in the appointment, ESPN has named a new ombudsman.  Well, actually, they’ve named a new “public editor” as the title of the job has transitioned to a new one.  The role will remain mostly the same and now it will be filled by Jim Brady, who picks up the flag from Robert Lipsyte. Brady’s appointment is a new step in the context of previous ombudsman...
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Youth football league cancelled in light of violent threats

Startling news out of the Pittsburgh area, as it is being reported that a decades-old youth football league has been cancelled in light of receiving violent threats.The Washington Post reported Wednesday that recent threat targeting league officers involving bullet casings. Pennsylvania State Police are now investigating this, along with other threats that have been made towards...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike and the Mad Dog will be subject of '30 for 30' show

“Mike and the Mad Dog” fans will finally get their ultimate fix of the legendary New York sports radio show when the program is covered as the subject of an upcoming “30 for 30” documentary. Former ESPN employee Bill Simmons joined Mike Francesa on the radio at WFAN in New York Wednesday for his first...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons rips ESPN again: They did not support Grantland

Bill Simmons rolled out the first several episodes of his new podcast this week, and those who have wanted to hear his take on what went wrong with ESPN have not been disappointed. Simmons has already spent a significant amount of time bashing his former employer on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” In Friday’s edition, he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The winners and losers from the sports world in September

September is the month where dreams either take flight or go to die. If you’re a baseball fan, your favorite team is either making vacation plans for the offseason or celebrating and preparing for the postseason. If you’re a football fan, your favorite team is probably still full of high hopes as the season has just begun. (Unless you’re a Chicago Bears or Texas Longhorns...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Winners and losers from the sports world in August

The month of August for sports fans is the one that is filled with angst and opportunity. Your favorite college football teams are gearing up with faint hopes of winning a national championship, making a bowl game or just defeating your rival. Your favorite NFL team is in training camp, trying hard to prepare for the upcoming season while not injuring half of the starting lineup...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Basketball team DQ'd from tourney for having girl on squad

The Charlottesville (Va.) Cavaliers made it all the way to the finals of the National Travel Basketball Association’s annual tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., this weekend, but their run ended abruptly because one of their teammates apparently wasn’t playing by the rules. And it simply was because she was a girl. The Cavaliers were disqualified from the tournament when officials...
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann leaving ESPN at end of July

From his days with Dan Patrick on ESPN’s SportsCenter to his tenure as a left-wing talking head on the cable news station MSNBC, Keith Olbermann has always been a controversial figure around both the sports and political worlds. So it was a bit of a surprise when ESPN decided to bring Olbermann back when he opted to re-enter the world of sports journalism two years back. It...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPYs golf classic moving from Trump course

Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump is losing supporters left and right (pun intended) after making controversial remarks claiming Mexico sends people over to the United States who have “lots of problems.” ESPN is the latest faction to separate itself from Trump. The “sports leader” made the decision to move their ESPY Celebrity Golf Tournament from...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Five athletes from the 'Jurassic Era' still making an impact

By Vincent Frank Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt has been all the buzz in recent days. The latest venture in the movie franchise premiered in theaters on Friday and from most accounts, it’s expected to be one of the the summer’s bigger blockbuster flicks. Who wouldn’t want to spend two hours watching dinosaurs rap apart human flesh on a grand scale? It sure the heck...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Cardale Jones throws first pitch before Indians game

Ohio State quarterback and Cleveland native Cardale Jones threw out the first pitch before last night’s Indians game. As you might expect, his offering was a bit different than the lollipop tosses that typically serve as first pitches.  After a big ovation from the Cleveland crowd, here’s what Cardale Jones delivered. — Austin Ward (@AWardESPN...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

Talk about cutting corners. Kendall Schler was stripped of her GO! St. Louis Marathon victory Wednesday after race officials determined she never actually ran the race. The 26-year-old is thought to have entered the course sometime after the final checkpoint and ahead of the lead bicycle escort, crossing the finish line at the 2:50:30 mark. Andrea Karl, a Washington University...
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Mo'Ne Davis' forgiveness of a college baseball player for a tasteless tweet doesn't mean that a woman's worth should ever be compromised. Ever. The post Be Careful How Loudly You Cheer On Mo’ne Davis’ Olive Branch appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle school b-ball players stop game to confront bullies

A group of middle school students from Kenosha, Wisc. walked off the court during a game this week to confront several bullies who were poking fun at a member of their cheerleading squad. The cheerleader, Lincoln Middle School eighth grader Desiree Andrews, has Down syndrome. When Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez realized Andrews...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Wiffle ball umpire takes line drive below the belt

Every man knows the feeling. They’re standing and minding their own business or just doing their job when a flying projectile strikes them below the belt and between the legs. It hurts. What makes it worse is that while they’re in pain, everyone else can’t help but laugh. The most recent victim is Hal Ward, a wiffle ball umpire in the Potomac Wiffleball League. Unfortunately...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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