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Warriors, Andrew Bogut agree to contract extension

After reports last week of the Warriors and Andrew Bogut beginning talks on a contract extension, it’s now a done deal. Let’s go to the tweets! Bogut has signed three-year deal with a base salary of $36 million, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Incentives can push total deal to $42M-plus. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 25, 2013 Told Bogut's deal will start in $14...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns, Wizards pull off massive multi-player trade

This trade between the Suns and Wizards comes as a bit of a shock with no inkling or rumor that any deal was purported with these two teams. Yet here the completed trade is shaking things up, well, for the Eastern Conference anyway. Via Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns sending Gortat, lee, Brown and Marshall to Wiz for Okakor and 2014 1st round pick, source tells Y! — Adrian...
Via Pass The Pill
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Young collecting $1M from team he last played for in 1985?

Russell Wilson, the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, is only making $662K this season. While that may be a lot of money to you and me, it is paltry in comparison to the multi-millions that a host of other starters are making. He isn't even making as much as ESPN analyst and Hall of Fame QB Steve Young is, and Young signed his deal way back in 1985 with a team in...
Via The Victory Formation
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran took Toradol injection to play in Game 2

If you’re like me, you were probably pretty surprised to learn that Carlos Beltran would be in the lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday. The Cardinals right fielder suffered a nasty bruise to the ribs after going hard into the right field wall to rob David […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

H.S. football player suspended over poem critical of team, coach

Rittman High School (Ohio) junior Nick Andre was kicked off the football team and suspended from school for four days after reading his poem aloud in English class. The assignment was to write something that made the student angry. So, for the sake of the assignment, Andrew read his poem entitled "Stupid," which vented his frustrations about Rittman's 1-7 football...
Via Bush League Chronicle
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report speculates that Redskins may change name to 'Bravehearts'

There are rumors surrounding the Washington Redskins organization that Daniel Snyder will soon change the team's name to the Washington Bravehearts.
Via Gamedayr
October 25, 2013  |  1 Comment

Richard Sherman: I hid a concussion and I would do it again

The NFL can only do so much when it comes to players dealing with head injuries. Doctors and trainers rely on people to report their symptoms in order to be able to diagnose some sort of injury or condition. If people like Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman manage to mask those symptoms, things can get […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers will allow Kobe Bryant to become a free agent

Are the wheels beginning to fall off in Hollywood? First, Kobe’s devastaing injury. Then, the Lakers are predicted to finish 12th in the West and Kobe was recently ranked the 25th best player in the league and no longer the […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney took out $5 million insurance policy on himself

Photo credit: turner.com   Talk about protecting your assets. Before the season even began, top NFL prospect Jadeveon Clowney reportedly took out a $5 million career-ending insurance policy, according to league sources. The policy cost Clowney around $50,000.00, and was paid through an NCAA-sponsored program in which the bank pays the insurance company, and Clowney pays the bank...
Via Down and Distance
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Clippers have every right to cover up Lakers' banners

Magic Johnson is about as pro-Lakers as they come, and even he says that the Clippers/Doc Rivers have the right to cover the Los Angeles Lakers’ banners that hang from the rafter of Staples Center when the Clippers are the home team. Laker Nation: Doc Rivers has a right to cover up the @Lakers 16 NBA Championship Banners. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 25, 2013...
Via Pass The Pill
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets owner praises Rex Ryan, won't discuss future with team

Woody Johnson admitted he is 'happy' with the job Rex Ryan has done with the Jets surprising 4-and-3 start, but the owner still refuses to make any commitment on Ryan's future with the club past this season. “I will make a statement after the season,” Johnson said Thursday. “I never make any comments regarding contracts during the season.” Last week's...
Via The Other Paper
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Heat player Mike Miller may bring lawsuit against team

Mike Miller may bring a lawsuit against the Miami Heat after losing $1.7 million. The team introduced Miller to Haider Zafar, who then defrauded the player.
Via Gamedayr
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis on whether team believes in coaches: 'I don't know'

Come on Darrelle, tell the truth, you know your teammates have already started making vacation arrangement for the off-season. The Buccaneers are 0-7, and even though they’re not mathematically out of playoff contention, some if not all the players on the team have checked out in my opinion. Star cornerback Darrelle Revis was asked if his teammates still had any believe in their...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Sapp: Bucs' performance 'an embarrassment to a very proud organization'

Warren Sapp was among those disappointed — and likely disgusted — with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ performance on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. The Bucs lost 31-13 at home to the Panthers and looked terrible all night. They barely did anything offensively, and they struggled to stop the Carolina offense. They even went for […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Belgian racing pigeons caught 'doping' with cocaine, painkillers

We’re not sure exactly where to start with this one. It would make sense tostart by saying that people in Belgium apparently race pigeons, and it is a highly lucrative sport. But the sport was recently tainted when a number of birds used in the racing tested positive for various drugs. The doping was revealed when Belgian pigeon-racing federation sent samples from 20 birds to the...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins president: Team will make playoffs in 2014

At least one person in the Miami Marlins organization is optimistic about next season — so much so that they are already making guarantees Team president David Samson spoke on Thursday about the confidence he has in the team. Samson told reporters he was confident that his team wouldn’t have back-to-back 100-loss seasons and, in fact, predicted a huge turnaround, according to...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Patriots ‘haven’t done great on offense this year period’

The New England Patriots are averaging just over 21 points a game and rank 20th in the NFL for passing yards and 13th in the league for rushing yards. Tom Brady acknowledges that the offense has struggled this season. “We haven’t done great on offense this year period, so there are probably a lot of places we’ve struggled: in the third quarter and at the end of games and third...
Via Sports-Glory
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez on Sox: 'They draw a plan to kill and feed everybody'

Pedro: Red Sox Wolfpack "Kills and Feeds"
Via Beer Mug Sports
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Rams were only joking about interest in Brett Favre

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network via NFL.com,  the St. Louis Rams were only joking when they inquired about Brett Favre’s availability. Citing a team source and a source informed of the “talks,” NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday’s “Around the League Live” that St. Louis only asked about Favre’s interest as a one-line wisecrack. “It...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Philadelphia 76ers waive Royce White

Royce White won’t be playing in the NBA this season. At least not with the Philadelphia 76′ers, who traded for White over the summer. White suffers from an anxiety disorder that makes flying difficult. As a result, White’s rookie season with the Houston Rockets was spent battling with the franchise over the proper course of treatment. White was looking to make a fresh start...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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