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Wanderlei Silva hit by car while riding bike, needed surgery

Former UFC middleweight and lightweight champion Wanderlei Silva revealed Wednesday that he was hit by a car while riding his bike. In a Facebook statement that was translated by Bloody Elbow, a representative for Silva informed fans that the MMA legend suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. “We inform that Wand has been in an accident,” the statement read. “A...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seahawks GM: ‘It seems like’ Lynch is done with football

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said during an interview this week that he has received no indication that Marshawn Lynch is having any second thoughts about retiring from the NFL and is done with football for good. “It seems like it,” Schneider said on PFT Live. “I haven’t seen a lot of guys that are riding camels and stuff. NFL players around the desert...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers not concerned about Gordon's microfracture surgery

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco believes running back Melvin Gordon—who needed microfracture surgery on his left knee this past January—will be ready for training camp by the end of the summer. “He’s on track with everything,” Telesco said, via ESPN. “He’s been on the field working. We’ll continue to monitor him throughout the offseason, but everything...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles resigns as Orlando Magic head coach

This seemed to be rather inevitable. Coming off a disappointing 2015-16 that started with playoff expectations, Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles has resigned his post. The move was made official by the Magic on Thursday, exactly a month after Orlando ended an extremely unsuccessful 35-win regular season. In announcing his resignation, Skiles had this to say: “After much...
Via Sportsnaut
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Trout, Angels scoff at trade: You don't move superstars

The Internet got a crazy idea about trading Mike Trout, but, spoiler alert, it’s not going to happen. First of all, let’s get one thing straight. It wouldn’t be a terrible idea for the Los Angeles Angels to trade their star center fielder, as ESPN and FanGraphs suggested. Their rotation is keeping Dr. James Andrews in business, their payroll is funding aging players, their...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Peyton Manning may want to coach at Tennessee

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, who won two Super Bowl contests in his 18 years at the professional level, may have an interest in returning to the college game, according to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman. Freeman is hearing that Manning wants to coach his alma mater – Tennessee. Freeman noted that he isn’t sure if the rumors are accurate. He also notes that Manning...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN reportedly working on 30 for 30 about the XFL

Despite the fact that it lasted only one season, the XFL is impossible for sports fans to forget. The league, which was supposed to be an offseason complement to the NFL, was started by WWE founder Vince McMahon in 2001. Guess when it ceased operations? Yep, 2001. The XFL lasted just one season, but enough went into it that ESPN is reportedly working on a “30 for 30” documentary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward: Jazz were ‘in shock’ during Kobe's final game

Kobe Bryant could not have scripted the final game of his career any better, as he exploded for 60 points and completely took over to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a win. People around the NBA were in awe of the performance, including the players who allowed it to happen. In a post on his personal blog this week, Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward admitted that being a part of Kobe’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Fan gets tattoo to commemorate Bartolo Colon's first home run

James Shields may not want to remember what happened last Saturday, but it won’t be something soon forgotten by Mets fans. In case you missed it, Colon did the unthinkable, clubbing a no doubt home run at Petco Park, a stadium not known for being a home run haven. As if the 42-year-old pitcher wasn’t already an internet sensation, this cemented his status. One of the results...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Zobrist blocks Fernando Rodney arrow

It was a rough day for the suddenly mortal Chicago Cubs. With the bottom-feeding San Diego Padres in town for a Wednesday doubleheader, it seemed a forgone conclusion the best team in baseball would be adding to its division lead. However, the Padres had other ideas. San Diego took the early game 7-4, and the nightcap 1-0. It was a particularly big day for Padres closer Fernando...
Via The Comeback
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Fans missed large chunk of STL-DAL Game 7 due to Charter outage

The Blues had an extremely impressive performance in a dominant Game 7 win against the Dallas Stars. Unfortunately, hockey fans subscribed to Charter missed out on most of the final period as the cable provider experienced a widespread outage. The outage plagued a huge section of the country at one point: 5/11/16: the night of the #CharterOutage pic.twitter.com/FzqenftLWC —...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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