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Never underestimate the focus of a champion

After working for the Minnesota Timberwolves for six years, I got used to watching teams come into Target Center in Minneapolis, toy with the home team for 40 minutes and then finally get to the business of winning as the fourth quarter wound down. Teams turned it on like clockwork. It never occurred to me that such a thing took place in the NFL, but the Seattle Seahawks suddenly...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

PETA to Nebraska: Punish player for killing raccoon

Gangwish was bit in the leg by a raccoon. One of the most bizarre stories of the year happened last Friday, when Nebraska DE Jack Gangwish tweeted that he tried taking a selfie with a raccoon, but the raccoon bit him in the leg, so Gangwish killed it with a wrench. Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are getting involved. PETA is predictably upset with the way things...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros reportedly ink Luke Gregerson to three-year deal

The Houston Astros wanted a top reliever, a sentiment we questioned yesterday. Today, they got him, inking former Oakland Athletic Luke Gregerson to a three-year, $18.5 million deal. Luke Gregerson reaches 3 year, $18.5 million deal with Houston #Astros; becoming 3rd richest reliever in #MLB this winter. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 10, 2014   The A’s acquired...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox expected to pursue Cole Hamels

With Jon Lester having signed with the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox are now in serious need of a No. 1 or No. 2 starting pitcher. If Boston can find a way to replace Lester with Cole Hamels, fans might not know the difference. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Red Sox...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester shows love for Red Sox fans in heartfelt tweets

Jon Lester’s final appearance with the Boston Red Sox was July 25, 2014, but the hope of a reunion between the two sides didn’t die until Wednesday morning. That’s when Lester signed a reported six-year contract for $155 million with the Chicago Cubs. Fans who held out hope the Red Sox would ultimately re-sign Lester after trading him at the MLB trade deadline were disappointed...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Scott responds to Magic's tank talk

Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott relied on verbal shorthand to respond to Magic Johnson’s comment this week that he hopes the team loses every game. “I hope the Lakers lose every game because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious,” Johnson said at an event in New York, according to Newsday. “If you’re...Read More The post Byron Scott’s response to Magic...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten players you have to watch in the Bowl games

Part of any bowl guide has to give you a number of players you won’t regret focusing on, even at the expense of other players; other bowls (when there’s overlap between games); or most of all, other social engagements during the holiday season. Here’s one top-10 list from TSS editors Bart Doan and Matt Zemek, plus staff contributor Ryan Palencer. We’ll start with Bart, move...
Via The Student Section
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ohio St. QB J.T. Barrett involved in domestic dispute

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, who led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record before injuring his ankle against Michigan two weeks ago, was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Alexandria Barrett-Clark, Tuesday, according to WSYX6 reporter Mike McCarthy. McCarthy claims that both Barrett and his girlfriend called police separately, making assault allegations against...
Via College Spun
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross, Jonny Gomes likely to follow Lester to Cubs

Jon Lester choosing to sign with the Chicago Cubs could have a domino effect. Some believe that Lester agreeing to a deal with the Cubs means free agents David Ross and Jonny Gomes could follow. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan said the chances the two sign with the Cubs “increases significantly.” ESPN’s Buster Olney also believes Ross...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Max Scherzer seeking contract more than $200M

    This embed is invalid   " /> Max Scherzer wants to make bank, bro.   Scherzer is seeking a contract worth more than $200 million, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi. Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to earn a contract worth as much. Scherzer, who has spent the last five seasons with the Detroit...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester to sign six-year, $155 million deal with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly outbid the Boston Red Sox for the services of one Jon Lester. According to multiple reports, Lester will join the Cubs on a whopping $155 million contract over six years. Jon Lester, Cubs agree on six-year, $155M deal, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Red Sox are runners-up. Their final bid: six for $135M. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10,...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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