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No Texas players drafted for first time in 77 years

Alex Okafor, the last Texas Longhorn selected before a 77-year streak ended. (Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE) With the 256th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft the Houston Texans selected free safety Lonnie Ballentine from the University of Memphis.n  With the selection of Ballentine, the NFL Draft was brought to a close. One of the more surprising things about the previous 255 picks made by...
Via Down and Distance
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens gives Butler graduation speech

It’s been rough for both the Boston Celtics and the Butler Bulldog since Brad Stevens jumped from Indianapolis to The Garden. It was expected that Stevens and the Celts would struggle. They kind of imploded the team last NBA Draft night, and we all knew a massive rebuild was coming. We didn’t think Butler would decline as far and fast as they did though once Brad Stevens bolted...
Via The Sports Bank
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady makes pro baseball debut

Tracey McGrady made his pro baseball debut on Saturday. A seven-time NBA All-Star who has two scoring titles, McGrady is now pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League. In 1 2/3 innings of work the 34-year-old McGrady allowed two hits and two runs while throwing 18 of 35 pitche for strikes. After allowing a single in the first inning former major leaguer Edwin Maysonet...
Via Tireball.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith says FedEx lost his championship jersey

A jersey won by Russ Smith in the University of Louisville’s 2013 NCAA basketball championship game has disappeared and some people at Federal Express are catching some heat. The jersey was in a frame delivered by Fed Ex to Russ Smith, Sr. in New York but the glass was broken. Smith filed a claim, and was told to return the frame, which he returned with the No. 2 jersey still inside...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Harbaugh rips ESPN analysts for criticizing pick

With the 48th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay were not big fans of the selection.  According to Kiper and McShay, Jernigan’s stamina is a concern, along with his inability to get into the backfield. McShay was much more vocal about his disapproval of the pick than Kiper...
Via College Spun
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol considering four teams to sign with?

Pau Gasol is excited about his upcoming offseason, and he is going to look at four teams in particular when it comes to free agency. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, Gasol will consider the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Lakers in free agency. All four of those teams could use a power forward with the skill-set that Gasol possesses...
Via Sports-Glory
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ben reportedly 'thrilled' with Steelers' draft pick

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a happy man after Pittsburgh drafted former Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the fourth round. Ben Roethlisberger said to be "thrilled" to get 6-foot-4 wide receiver. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) May 10, 2014 #Steelers told Roethlisberger before the combine their priority was to get him a tall wide receiver — and they did. ...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Undrafted free agent signings tracker

Here’s a running list of unverified undrafted free agent signings. 49ers  Southern Illinois QB Kory Faulkner Browns Jourdan Brooks Broncos Oklahoma RB Brennan Clay Buccaneers Florida WR Solomon Patton Cardinals Washington WR Kevin Smith Chargers Arizona State S Alden Darby Cowboys West Texas A&M QB Dustin Vaughan Giants Kelcy Quarles Lions Oklahoma DB Gabe...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam makes history, drafted by Rams in 7th round

Michael Sam waited nearly three days to finally hear his name called in the NFL Draft, but the wait paid off. With the 249th pick in the draft, the St. Louis Rams picked Sam, a local college player from Missouri. Sam was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, but he was not rated highly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Britt's Instagram posts sex video, quickly deleted

Things were looking pretty good for the Rams today. And then Kenny Britt (or a an unknown hacker) posted a short sex video to Britt’s Instagram account. The video will probably be pulled down very soon, but just in case you read this in time and want to see what all the fuss is about, you can do so here. (NSFW, obviously). Rams Twitterverse obviously has some thoughts on the subject...
Via cover32 - Rams
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams draft player who is former Edward Jones Dome janitor

Maurice Alexander could return to the Edward Jones Dome this year. This time, though, he won’t be picking up trash in stands. In one of the most amazing stories of the 2014 NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams selected Alexander, a former star safety at Utah State, in the fourth round with the 110th overall pick. Just two years ago, Alexander’s NFL dreams took an ugly turn when he...
Via NESN.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Kerr seeking $6M/year from Knicks

Steve Kerr is reportedly interested in becoming one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA.  The New York Post is reporting that Kerr is seeking a five-year, $30 million deal from the Knicks. Kerr’s agent is Mike Tannenbaum, the former Jets general manager. It is believed Tannenbaum is seeking a five-year deal for Kerr, the same length as Jackson’s. It is also believed Kerr...
Via Thacover2
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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