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Report: Rockets get warning for Dwight Howard's Stickum

The Houston Rockets are reportedly getting off with a warning after Dwight Howard’s Stickum incident. The NBA is sending out a league-wide memo “clarifying adhesive substances” are not permitted, and the Rockets will not be disciplined as a result of Howard’s use of the sticky product, per Mark Berman of Fox26 in Houston. This makes perfect sense. After all, Howard has...
Via Sportsnaut
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots have no chance of getting draft pick back

It seems Robert Kraft’s letter to Roger Goodell has fallen on deaf ears. The New England Patriots owner told the media at the NFL Annual Meeting on Monday that he sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell “over a month ago” in an attempt to recoup the team’s first-round draft pick lost in the Deflategate discipline. There is “zero chance” of the Patriots recovering...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Sager reveals his cancer is no longer in remission

NBA on TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager’s cancer is no longer in remission, according to a trailer for Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Sager has battled acute myeloid leukemia for the past two years, and according to the trailer, doctors informed him in February that he was no longer in remission. Known for his chipper demeanor and flamboyant...
Via Awful Announcing
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice, Shamrock both tested positive for steroids

We already knew that Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock failed their pre-fight drug tests at Bellator 149 in Houston last month, but now we know what substances both were on. MMA Fighting reports that both Slice and Shamrock tested positive for steroids. Slice tested positive for nandrolone and had elevated testosterone levels. Shamrock also tested positive for nandrolone and methadone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Riley pays Hassan Whiteside a huge compliment

Pat Riley has coached some of the most legendary NBA players in the history of the game, yet he says he’s never seen anyone do what Hassan Whiteside has done the past couple of seasons for the Miami Heat. Originally a second-round pick out of Marshall, Whiteside languished on the tail end of a bad bench with the Sacramento Kings before landing with the Miami Heat for the 2014...
Via Sportsnaut
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Woody Johnson tells Fitzpatrick to come back to Jets

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has a message for free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick: come back. Johnson spoke to reporters at the NFL owners’ meetings and was asked about Fitzpatrick, who nearly quarterbacked the team to the playoffs in 2015 and is currently a free agent. Johnson was optimistic about bringing Fitzpatrick back, but did say that the team will be ready if...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Drew Rosenhaus: Teams are interested in Johnny Manziel

Drew Rosenhaus has been privately speaking with teams about new client Johnny Manziel, and he says “there are teams interested” in the embattled quarterback, per David Moore of SportsDay. Of course, Rosenhaus wouldn’t say which teams are interested in Manziel, which isn’t surprising. “I’m not talking much about him at this point publicly,” Rosenhaus said. “I’m...
Via Sportsnaut
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: TCU hires Jamie Dixon as men's basketball coach

After a 13-year stint at Pittsburgh, which included 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, one Elite Eight and three Sweet 16s, Jamie Dixon is heading back to his alma mater. On Sunday afternoon, reports emerged that TCU was looking to hire Dixon, who attended the school from 1984-87, and today he has accepted the job, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Dixon had a ton of regular...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NBA execs want Rockets fined for Howard’s Stickum use

Dwight Howard was caught using Stickum spray on his hands before he checked into a game against the Atlanta Hawks over the weekend, and he has since downplayed the incident. However, some NBA executives want the league to take the violation seriously. Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports spoke with several league executives who want the Rockets to be fined for trying to cover up Howard’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis reveals he has played through torn labrum

Anthony Davis is apparently much tougher than critics give him credit for being. The New Orleans Pelicans center announced Monday that he’ll miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in order to recover from a pair of major surgeries, according to Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver. Davis will undergo surgery to treat an unspecified knee injury as well as an operation...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Pederson denies Eagles are clearing out Chip Kelly guys

It’s easy to look at the moves the Philadelphia Eagles have made this offseason and conclude that they’re actively pushing Chip Kelly’s acquisitions out the door. Not true, according to head coach Doug Pederson. Pederson told NFL Network’s NFL HQ on Monday that the Eagles are just trying to get better, and they’re not going out of their way to target Kelly acquisitions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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