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Rivera to receive 'Historic Achievement Award' before Game 2

Mariano Rivera‘s farewell tour will officially conclude Thursday night in Boston, when he will be honored once again at Fenway Park. Bud Selig will present the future Hall of Famer with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award during a press conference prior to Game 2 of the World Series, and Rivera will be recognized on the field as part of the pregame ceremonies, the...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Buccaneer: Greg Schiano has small man's syndrome

After an 0-6 start and mishandling Josh Freeman, a former Buccaneers player says the team has lost respect for head coach Greg Schiano (Credit: Chicagonow.com) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers under head coach Greg Schiano have been nothing but a mess. Last year, the Bucs finished 7-9 and appeared to be ready to turn the corner into a legitimate playoff contender, especially with the emergence...
Via Down and Distance
October 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

Nick Saban to Alabama fans: Stay for the entire game or don't come

Despite their Play for Four Stay For Four campaign, No. 1 Alabama has a serious attendance problem. And you know it’s a problem, when Nick Saban is talking about it. ‘Everybody that chooses to go to the game should stay and support their team…[and] everyone that chooses not to [stay for the whole game] shouldn’t go’. Saban’s comments hint that the poor late-game attendance...
Via Lost Lettermen
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens employee loses her Super Bowl ring in Chesapeake Bay

Tweet Interested in a treasure hunt for a 2013 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl ring? Well, if you have some scuba gear and would like to go diving for it, you might find one at the bottom on the Chesapeake Bay. Per the team’s website, a Ravens receptionist lost hers (yep, they apparently give Super Bowl rings to full-time team employees, not...
Via Los That Sports Blog
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB official briefly addresses Jon Lester glove controversy

The internet is accusing Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester of cheating during his impressive performance in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. A number of photos and video clips that have been making the rounds appear to show some sort of substance on the inside of Lester’s glove, which many have […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo: ‘I won’t come back unless I know I’m myself again’

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery in February to repair a partially torn ACL that ended his 2012-13 season. On Wednesday, he said he was recently was fitted for a his first knee brace. “I don’t think contact will be too far from there.” said Rondo, via ESPNBoston.com. “I hope I can play against the Raptors [on opening night next week], but that...
Via Sports-Glory
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians fans ask fans for opinion on 'Chief Wahoo' logo

CLEVELAND — The Indians are asking some fans for their opinions on the team’s “Chief Wahoo” logo. As part of their annual postseason survey to gauge fan satisfaction, the team is asking fans for feedback on a variety of topics including in-game experience, uniforms and Cleveland’s smiling Indians logo, a caricature that some have labeled offensive. In the survey, fans are...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas youth football program doing away with participation trophies

Trophies are meant for winners. Somewhere along the line, youth sports and local communities lost sight of that. Growing up, I remember being on the losing team in the championship game of Little League, yet, we were given a trophy. I found it confusing. We lost. The only thing we deserved was the sting from not getting the job done, and it acting as motivation to wanting to play...
Via The Victory Formation
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Man arrested for making Twitter threats to Mets and Citi Field

A Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday and charged with making threats against the New York Mets on Twitter. He also made 140-characters-or-less threats to poison the food at Citi Field and blow up the clubhouse, according to a team source. West Haven police took 42-year-old Aryn Leroux into custody Wednesday, and he was charged with second-degree threatening and breach of...
Via The Other Paper
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brett Favre contacted by St. Louis Rams

The ol' gunslinger ain't comin' back
Via Beer Mug Sports
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin says Hakeem Nicks is not reliable like he was

Hakeem Nicks seem to have found himself back in Tom Coughlin's doghouse. Following Nicks' sloppy outing on Monday night -- two catches and three drops -- Coughlin lashed out at the 25-year-old, saying there's no excuse for the butterfingers. “The competitor that he is, he’s very much aware,” Coughlin said, via the New York Daily News. “And quite frankly...
Via Helmet2Helmet
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

D'Antoni on his high expectations for Lakers: 'I was on drugs'

Leading up to taking over as the Los Angeles Lakers head coach on Nov. 12, 2012, after the team ousted Mike Brown, Mike D’Antoni believed he would be able to install the fast-paced offensive system he is known for, dubbed “Seven Seconds or Less,” with relative ease and immediate success. It didn’t turn out that […]The post Mike D’Antoni on inflated expectations before...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 23, 2013  |  1 Comment

Percy Harvin: I'll be ready to explode when it's time to explode

After an acrimonious split with the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason, Seattle Seahawks dynamic hybrid wide receiver/running back/special teams ace Percy Harvin never really got to show his new team just how explosive he can be. After surrendering a first-round pick to obtain him, the Seahawks signed Harvin to a six-year, $67 million contract with […]The post Hope he’s talking...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla arrested for cocaine possession

Per Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller and the Lane County Sheriff’s department former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested and taken into custody Wednesday night. The report confirms that the former Duck was arrested for possession and interfering, he was charged with unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer. INET detectives were working an unrelated...
Via Overtime
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vontae Davis says he has nightmares about Brady, Manning

Tweet Even though he said that he prepared really hard for Tom Brady instead of Peyton Manning in a live interview Sunday night, Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis said that it wasn’t an insult, and that both are the type of QBs that haunt you in your sleep, per the Indy Star: “Hey, I slipped,” Davis joked. “Peyton’s a great...
Via Los That Sports Blog
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

High school coach cleared in bullying charge

Tim Buchanan, the coach of the No. 1 ranked high school football team in the state of Texas, whose Aledo squad destroyed an opposing team 91-0 last Friday, has been cleared of bullying charges. The charges were filed by the parent of an opposing player following the lopsided loss. Here is a look at the complaint obtained by the Associated Press: “Picking up my son from the fieldhouse...
Via Bush League Chronicle
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP and Kentucky to meet on 50th anniversary of '66 game

In 2016, it will mark 50 years since Kentucky lost to Texas Western in the 1966 men's national championship game, a game now viewed as one of the most significant in college basketball history. That game blew away one facet of racial prejudice that contended that an all-black lineup could not win at the highest level. Then-Texas Western (now The University of Texas-El...
Via The Other Paper
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly will manage Dodgers next season

Despite some non-commital comments toward one another after the National League Championship Series loss by the Los Angeles Dodgers led by manager Don Mattingly, it appears both sides are ready to move on to 2014 with Donnie Baseball honoring his 2014 contract.  Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times indicated via his Twitter account, that both sides are confirming. Don Mattingly...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jermichael Finley would likely need spine surgery to return

Earlier this season, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley spoke openly about his children and family not wanting him to play football anymore. Finley said seeing his children like that shook him up. He may not have to worry about making that difficult choice anymore, because it may have been made for him. Wednesday morning the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that if Jermichael Finley...
Via Thacover2
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran leaves with rib injury after robbing grand slam

During the second inning of Game 1 of the World Series, Carlos Beltran managed to do what Torii Hunter couldn’t during the ALCS – rob David Ortiz of a potential game-altering grand slam over Fenway’s bullpen wall. Beltran’s catch wasn’t quite as difficult as Hunter’s but it was a tough catch nonetheless and was the one thing to go right for the Cardinals up ’til that...
Via The Nosebleeds
October 23, 2013  |  1 Comment
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