LATEST STORIES FROM LARRY BROWN SPORTS

Scott Frost runs option at practice to help UCF prepare for Navy

Scott Frost has been running the option offense at practice to help his UCF Knights prepare for their game on Saturday against Navy. Frost famously played quarterback for Nebraska in college and successfully ran the option offense. Navy runs the triple-option to near perfection, so who better than Frost to run it and help his defense prepare? Dwayne Stanford, a former Oregon WR ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Javy Baez hits two home runs, one while blowing bubble

Javy Baez broke out of his postseason slump in the biggest way possible.Baez entered Wednesday’s Game 4 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers 0-for-20 in the postseason. The Chicago Cubs kept faith in their slick-fielding second baseman and left him in the lineup. The decision paid off.Baez smacked two home runs and drove in two of his team’s three runs in a 3-2 win over the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon loses his mind after umpires overturn strikeout

Joe Maddon was ejected from Game 4 of the NLCS Wednesday after a strikeout was overturned by the umpires.Curtis Granderson was up with a runner on first and one out in the top of the eighth and his Los Angeles Dodgers trailing the Chicago Cubs 3-2.Granderson swung at a 2-2 breaking ball that bounced in the dirt and was caught by Willson Contreras. Home plate umpire Jim Wolf initially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina star Deebo Samuel could return this season

Many expected Deebo Samuel would be out for the season after suffering a leg fracture in the team’s third game of the season, but apparently he has a chance of returning.South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp said on his radio show Wednesday that Samuel could return this season.“Deebo Samuel, you are possibly looking at the end of the season, getting him some time, but at the end...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Each NFL team’s best defensive player so far

Through the first six weeks of the NFL season, several popular names still lead the fray when it comes to defensive production. However, key injuries to superstars like J.J. Watt have created a void that has been filled by some surprising players, many of whom are having career years.Here’s a look at each NFL team’s best defensive player so far in 2017.Arizona Cardinals — Tyvon Branch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

George Springer: Off day will be ‘huge’ for us

The upcoming day off could be just what the Astros need after losing three consecutive games to the Yankees in New York.The Astros left Houston with a 2-0 lead in the ALCS. However, they will return down 3-2 after the Yankees took all three games in New York.After scoring one run in each of the first two games, the Yankees scored 19 over the last three games and are riding a wave...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin to have knee injury evaluated amid ‘tremendous concern’

Jeremy Lin is set to have his knee evaluated on Thursday after injuring it in his season debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Lin was driving to the basket and went up for a layup in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers when he landed on his right leg. He went down immediately and was in pain. He even appeared to cry and say “I’m done.” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Willson Contreras admires his work after crushing 491-foot home run

It’s hard to hit a ball much farther than Willson Contreras did on Wednesday night.The Chicago Cubs catcher gave his team a 1-0 lead in Game 4 of the NLCS with a crushing blow off Los Angeles Dodgers starter Alex Wood that went off the scoreboard at Wrigley Field.Statcast estimated the home run at an incredible 491 feet. Forgive Contreras for admiring his work: The Cubs were done...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich admits mistake in handling of LaMarcus Aldridge

Gregg Popovich admitted a mistake in the way he handled LaMarcus Aldridge during the forward’s first two seasons with the team.The San Antonio Spurs signed Aldridge to a four-year, $80 million contract two years ago. Aldridge did not exactly show his best stuff in those two years, as many of his numbers last season dropped to his lowest since his rookie season. The Spurs did not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN apologized to Washington for cupcake stunt

A stunt by ESPN during a college football game involving Washington led to the network offering an apology to the university.Earlier this month, Washington defeated California 38-7 in a game that was seen on ESPN. The win kept the Huskies undefeated on the season, there was a considerable amount of talk afterward surrounding a segment by Quint Kessenich during the broadcast.During...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz continues to struggle on free throws

The free throw problems that haunted Markelle Fultz in the preseason continued to affect the No. 1 pick in his NBA debut on Wednesday night.Fultz went to the line for two free throws during the first quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers’ opener against the Washington Wizards. He missed both of his attempts. What was even more concerning was his ugly form. Fultz recently admitted that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward to undergo surgery Wednesday night

Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on Wednesday night, after which the Boston Celtics will have a better idea of how much time he might miss.Hayward suffered a broken leg and dislocated ankle during the first six minutes of his Celtics debut Tuesday night after colliding with two Cavaliers players while going up for an alley-oop. He was carted away and taken to a hospital to be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame DE Jay Hayes does NOT like USC

Think the rivalry between USC and Notre Dame doesn’t mean anything to the players? Think again.The Trojans and Fighting Irish are set to meet in South Bend on Saturday, and Notre Dame senior defensive end Jay Hayes gave us a glimpse at how much extra will be on the line in this game.Hayes made it clear on Wednesday that he does NOT like his rival. Saturday’s game between the teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh defends quarterbacks from blame for Michigan’s struggles

Most observers would pin Michigan’s struggles this season on the below average play of their quarterbacks. The Wolverines have a talented defense and good skill players, but their quarterbacks haven’t delivered.Jim Harbaugh doesn’t want people to take what he believes is the easy way out by blaming everything on the QBs.“I think it’s the low-hanging fruit to say, ‘It’s the quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics expect full recovery for Gordon Hayward, offer no timetable

There is little good news regarding Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward’s leg, but the team got a tiny bit of it on Wednesday.The team confirmed that Hayward dislocated and fractured his left tibia, but coach Brad Stevens said that an eventual full recovery is expected for the star forward. Stevens declined to put a timetable on a recovery, refusing to rule Hayward out for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul George felt ‘nauseous’ seeing Gordon Hayward injury

Few, if any, NBA players would be more able to sympathize with and understand what Gordon Hayward is going through with his broken leg than Paul George.George infamously broke his leg during the 2014 USA Basketball Showcase, a gruesome injury seen by a national audience, much like Hayward’s. Understandably, seeing what happened to the Boston Celtics forward roused a lot of emotions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony felt he had ‘no support’ from Knicks in final season

It’s safe to say that Carmelo Anthony’s final season with the New York Knicks was not a happy one.Anthony admitted that then-president Phil Jackson’s apparent attempts to force him out of New York more or less completely eroded his will to play for the Knicks.“When I signed back with the Knicks, I wanted to be in New York and I believed in Phil,” Anthony told Marc Stein of the New...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Thompson: Philly fans ‘some of the meanest I’ve ever experienced’

Chris Thompson knows full and well that he will be entering hostile territory on Monday at Lincoln Financial Field.In an appearance this week on ESPN 980, the Washington Redskins running back sounded off on Philadelphia fans before Week 7’s game with the Eagles.“Philly fans are some of the meanest fans I’ve ever experienced,” Thompson said, according to Dan Steinberg of the Washington...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck has setback with shoulder, won’t practice this week

Andrew Luck has suffered a setback with his surgically-repaired shoulder, and the Indianapolis Colts quarterback will reportedly be held out of practice this week because of it.Colts general manager Chris Ballard called an unscheduled press conference on Wednesday to inform reporters that Luck has been experiencing soreness in his throwing shoulder and needed a cortisone injection...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr has amusing quote about fake Klay Thompson

Steve Kerr is embracing the memes to start the 2017-18 campaign.As the Golden State Warriors opened the NBA season against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, a Klay Thompson lookalike in the Oracle Arena stands quickly and irrevocably stole the hearts of the Internet. The Warriors wound up losing the opening night tilt by the final of 122-121 however, and on Wednesday, Kerr dropped...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin left practice early, could be battling knee issue

Kelvin Benjamin has been dealing with a knee injury for a number of weeks, and the star wide receiver may have been bothered by it on Wednesday when he left practice early.Benjamin was listed as having not practiced, but Bill Voth of Panthers.com reports that he left the field early. Benjamin was not listed on the final injury report before last week’s game against the Philadelphia...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Some Cavs players were upset at plans for Irving tribute video

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ planned tribute video for Kyrie Irving ended up not airing on opening night against Boston, and some were probably glad it didn’t.Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reported on Tuesday that some Cavs players were upset at the team’s plans to show a video honoring Irving, though their displeasure was not directly tied to the team’s decision to nix the tribute.Per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Goodell says players are being encouraged to stand, not forced

NFL executives and owners met with players on Tuesday to discuss the issues surrounding national anthem protests, and commissioner Roger Goodell says there have been no plans proposed to prohibit such demonstrations going forward.Goodell, did, however, make it clear that the league and its owners would prefer if players stood during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“We believe that our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mirotic was aggressor in Portis altercation

More details continue to emerge in the ugly incident between Chicago Bulls teammates Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis.Veteran basketball writer Peter Vecsey reported on Wednesday that Mirotic was the aggressor in the altercation with Portis at Bulls practice this week that left him with facial fractures and a concussion after Portis punched him.Per Vecsey:Mirotic initiated the skirmish...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sam Ponder admits she has been ‘immature’ after uncovering of old tweets

Sam Ponder took aim at Barstool Sports this week after ESPN, the company she works for, partnered with the comedy website for a late-night TV show. And as they often do, the folks at Barstool found a way to fire back.In a series of tweets earlier in the week, Ponder reminded her followers of a Barstool post from 2014 that called her a “bible-thumping freak.” She also pointed out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Larry Brown Sports
An entertaining sports site featuring humorous pictures, funny videos and GIFs, witty sarcasm, news and expert opinions.
Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker