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After Magic buys team, Dodgers home opener sold out

Magic Johnson buys the Dodgers, and the Dodgers sell out their home opener April 10 From the Los Angeles Times: “The Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener April 10 is sold out, following this week’s news that the team will be bought by a group led by former Lakers star Magic Johnson. The Dodgers announced late [...]
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes are on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Leading up to this weekend’s Final Four, the star of the Buckeyes, (not Jared Sullinger) guard Aaron Craft is on the cover of Sports Illustrated.  
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Dwight Howard credibility issue

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has some interesting commentary regarding the personality and credibility of Dwight Howard. One thing that must not be forgotten is just how supremely talented Dwight Howard is. He is as dominate as any player in the league, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant. He can score at will on [...]
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January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers backup the brinks truck for Fielder-debate ensues

Photo by ICON SMI   By Travis Duncan The Tigers on Tuesday signed Prince Fielder to a nine-year $214 million contract-they outbid the Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals among others and got a superstar. Fielder is 27-years old and a career .282 batter with 230 career home runs in 7 seasons, or an average of [...]
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the passing of Joe Paterno

By Travis Duncan Pride and dignity were very important to Joe Paterno-who those who know him best would describe as quite humble given his worldly accomplishments. And there are perhaps more disgraceful ways to end a sporting career and life. But given the way things unfolded in State College, it reminds us all just how unfortunate and tragic life can turn out to be despite one...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons play hard ball with Rodney Stuckey

Via Chad Ford of ESPN The Detroit Pistons and restricted free agent Rodney Stuckey are struggling to come to terms on a long-term contract, sources said. Stuckey, the Pistons’ top free agent this offseason, is balking at what the Pistons are prepared to pay him. The Pistons have discussed a deal that would pay Stuckey between $40 million and $45 million over five years, according...
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December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier won’t be fired

The Vikings at 2-11 won’t give up on head coach Leslie Frazier who has a 5-14 record on the job. The Vikings at this point are an aging team which needs to place talent around veteran running back Adrian Peterson and rookie quarterback Christian Ponder. Ponder has struggled this season at times. During Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions he was benched with eight minutes left...
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December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

All signs point towards Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell being fired

All signs point towards Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell being fired at the end of the season. According to StampedeBlue.com Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian said as much during his weekly radio show this week. Polian said, “My fervent hope is that Jim’s job is not in jeopardy because my fervent hope is that we don’t go 0-16, and we’re doing everything we can to...
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December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets re-sign Nene to 5-year, $67M-plus contract

The Denver Nuggets have re-signed center Nene to a five-year deal that, according to sources close to the talks, can be worth more than $67 million. Nene was courted by the New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers, but ultimately chose to stay with the Nuggets with whom he’s played his whole career. Via - ESPN.
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December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Auburn OC Gus Malzahn named head coach at Arkansas State

Gene Chizik says Gus Malzahn will coach Tigers offense thru Chick-fil-A Bowl shortly after it was announced that Malzahn would take the head coaching job at Arkansas State. The Associated Press reports, “Malzahn began his coaching career in northeast Arkansas at Hughes High School, eventually moving on and winning two state championships at the private school Shiloh Christian in...
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December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

After loss to Murray St., Memphis coach Josh Pastner advises players to ignore Twitter

After losing 76-72 to Murray State on Sunday night, Memphis head coach Josh Pastner advised two of his key players, freshman swingman Adonis Thomas and sophomore guard Chris Crawford to ignore Twitter. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports, “Pastner said part of his conversation with the players dealt with focus and ignoring their Twitter accounts, which both players shut down...
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December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Syracuse ranked No.1, Indiana moves into AP Top 25

The Syracuse Orange, undefeated at 10-0,  with key wins over Virginia Tech, Stanford and Florida received 51 first place votes in the AP Top 25 Men’s College Basketball poll this week and are ranked No. 1. Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina each received first-place votes. Joining the poll are the Indiana Hoosiers, who defeated the then undefeated Kentucky Wildcats...
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December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Hamilton County prosecutor considers charges after UC-Xavier fight

Hamilton County’s prosecutor said Monday he will consider criminal charges after players brawled at the end of the Cincinnati-Xavier men’s basketball game, as stunned fans and school officials pondered the tarnishing blow delivered to one of the city’s most eagerly anticipated annual events. Prosecutor Joe Deters said that his office would determine whether any charges were...
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December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday Calls into Radio Show to Dispute Host’s Claim that He’s Injury Prone | Larry Brown Sports

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holiday recently called into 590 the FAN in St. Louis to dispute host Ed Rooney’s claim that he’s injury prone. “I think sometimes those things get thrown around a little too loosely based upon maybe their recent memory of me being a little nicked-up the last month of the season,” Holliday said. “But to say I’m injury prone or get hurt...
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December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Texans release WR Derrick Mason

        Derrick Mason, the 37-year old wide receiving veteran was released Monday by the Houston Texas. In 12 combined games in 2011, Mason has 19 receptions for 170 yards.      Via USA TODAY
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December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno breaks pelvis after fall

The Associated Press reports Sunday, Joe Paterno fractured his pelvis again following a fall at his home but will not need surgery. Paterno is also undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for what his family has said is a treatable form of lung cancer. via AP: Joe Paterno breaks pelvis after fall  Paterno remains hospitalized as of Sunday. One gets the impression that the Jerry...
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December 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Christian Watford’s game winning 3-pointer vs No. 1 Kentucky

It’s hard to overestimate the magnitude of Christian Watford’s 3-point buzzer beat to defeat No. 1 Kentucky Saturday. It ranks up there among the biggest shots in Indiana basketball history and certainly the best in the post-Bob Knight era. The only other shot which may come close was after Knight was gone, on Jan. 7 2001, Kirk Haston hit a game-wining 3-point to beat No. Michigan State.  
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis believes Sunday’s game against Houston his biggest game yet

The Cincinnati Bengals find themselves in a four-way tie for the final AFC wildcard spot. At 7-5 Lewis the Bengals would be hard pressed to lose Sunday against the Houston Texas and make the playoffs His 7-5 Bengals are in a four-way tie for the final AFC wildcard spot “This is the most important game we have played in December I would say,” Lewis told The Cincinnati Enquirer via...
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Aggies hire Kevin Sumlin as new coach

      ESPNDallas.com reports that Texas A&M has hired Houston’s Kevin Sumlin to be their next head coach.   It’s hard to imagine a more qualified candidate that could be hired than Sumlin who has guided Houston to national contender status out of Conference USA. In four seasons at Houston Sumlin has a 35-17 record with three bowl appearances including a 12-1 record...
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Celtics take a chance and sign free agent forward David West

David Aldridge of NBA.com reports that the Boston Celtics will sign free-agent foward David West. West who was drafted by New Orleans in 2003 and has been with the Hornest ever since  has been coveted via trade by a number of teams for several seasons now. Now he will come to the Celtics without having to give up anything in return, other than a 3-year $27-$28 million contract...
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Rip Hamilton waived by Pistons

According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons have finally parted ways with guard Rip Hamilton. Hamilton was acquired by Detroit via a trade from Washington in 2002. This wasn’t an “amnesty transaction” but rather a straight up waiver. The Pistons still owed Hamilton $20 million over the next two seasons. He is now free to sign with another team. Per the...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic may file tampering charges against Rockets, Nets

Update: ESPN is reporting the New Jersey Nets met with Dwight Howard Thursday night in a move that would be a violation of the league’s tampering rules, according to multiple sources. —- Here’s another sign that the aftermath of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement is pure chaos for the NBA. According to David Aldrige of TNT and NBA.com, the Orlando Magic are considering...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

David Stern’s explanation for blocking the Chris Paul trade

The day after he blocked the NBA’s first blockbuster trade following the lockout, NBA commissioner explained his stance, in brief, to Bloomberg News Friday morning. Stern said “The decision was taken that Chris Paul in New Orleans was more valuable than the trade that was being discussed. I don’t want to speak on the basketball side, but that particular one was weighed against...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy set to retire

Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy has undergone six knee surgeries in his basketball career. According to ESPN, bad knees will force Roy to retire before the season begins. ESPN reports “Sources say Roy has privately conceded his ongoing knee trouble would have inevitably led to a reduced role, and given his close connection with the Portland community the former All-Star...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Prosecutors recommend 15-months in jail for Barry Bonds

The boundaries of punishment for baseball steroid users has not yet, in the brief history of the saga, included jail time. The crime itself probably will never result in jail time for an MLB star who climbed the record books with the aid of performance enhancing drugs. It’s their denials under oath that could. Federal prosecutors will seek jail time for  Barry Bonds, reports Bob...
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December 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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