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Syracuse basketball director posed as athletes in sending emails to professors

Syracuse was penalized by the NCAA Friday for violations committed over the past decade, mostly involving the basketball program but also including the football team. The violations appear to be of the standard variety on the surface — boosters paying players, ignoring the school’s drug policy, academic fraud — but some of what was going...Read More
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Syracuse loses scholarships, vacates wins, on probabation

The NCAA on Friday announced penalties for Syracuse’s athletic programs for committing multiple violations, and the sanctions against the basketball program are particularly harsh. The sanctions include losing 12 scholarships (three for each of the next four seasons); vacating 108 wins (from the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012 seasons); probation for five years; fines;...Read More
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Reggie Miller shares great Jordan trash talking story

Reggie Miller was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night and shared a fantastic story about the time he tried talking trash to Michael Jordan. Miller, who was a five-time All-Star, entered the league in 1987 and says his first brush with Jordan came during a preseason game. Apparently Miller was playing pretty well...Read More
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Brandon Marshall traded to Jets

Brandon Marshall has been traded for the third time in his career, this time to the New York Jets. The Jets sent the Chicago Bears a 5th-round pick for the veteran receiver, who is due $7.5 million this season. Acquiring Marshall means the Jets will likely part ways with Percy Harvin, whom they acquired in...Read More
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Barry Switzer urged Cowboys to draft Murray with great quote

DeMarco Murray was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in large part thanks to a hearty endorsement from former Cowboys and Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer. Murray, 27, was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round in 2011. 70 players had already been drafted by the time Dallas selected him, so it’s not exactly like there...Read More
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Jon Jones thinks he can beat Cain Velasquez

Jon Jones has flirted with the idea of moving up to heavyweight, and now he feels pretty comfortable with pursuing that goal. In fact, Jones believes he can beat current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Jones spoke at the “UFC: Welcome to the Show” event in Los Angeles last week and again expressed interest in moving...Read More
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Larry Bird jokes about pose of Dominique Wilkins’ statue

On Thursday, the Hawks unveiled a statue of the greatest player in the franchise’s history, Dominique Wilkins. Former and current players attended the private ceremony at Philips Arena to honor the Hall of Famer who is at, or near, the top of many Hawks career statistical categories. Among those to congratulate Wilkins was Celtics great...Read More
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Jay Cutler available to teams in trade

The Chicago Bears are in a difficult position with Jay Cutler and apparently have made it known that the quarterback is available in a trade. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that teams know Cutler is available: “Teams certainly know that Jay Cutler is available if they want him for the right price.” –...Read More
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Kristin Cavallari zings Kyle Long over Olivia Munn tweet

Things got a little hairy for Kyle Long on Twitter Wednesday after he was asked whether he found Kristin Cavallari or Olivia Munn to be more attractive. Long, who was on a flight and bored, hosted a Q&A for fans and was asked whether he preferred Jay Cutler’s spouse or Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend. He gave...Read More
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Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon drives a chrome Mercedes

You can’t miss Alfredo Simon when he’s rolling down the street. The Detroit Tigers pitcher turned heads at the team’s spring training facility with his “chrome” Mercedes: Your car, what do you call that color? Alfredo Simon: "Chrome." pic.twitter.com/uZjFxRNJKl — Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) March 5, 2015 It’s shinier than one of those creepy street performers. That...Read More
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Dockett: I would have signed with Cardinals for less money

Darnell Dockett signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday after playing 10 seasons for the division rival Arizona Cardinals, and he expressed disappointment with his former team for letting him go. Docket, who signed a two-year, $7.5 million deal, told Jody and MJ on FOX Sports 910 in Phoenix that he was willing to...Read More
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Maurice Jones-Drew announces his retirement from NFL

Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday by posting a message on Twitter saying that “all good things come to an end.” In his note on the matter, Jones-Drew called his 9-year playing career an “amazing” time and said he is looking forward to the next chapter of his life. All good...Read More
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Ian McCall: Ronda Rousey could not beat a good male fighter

UFC flyweight Ian McCall heard the chatter from commentator Joe Rogan about Ronda Rousey being able to beat male MMA fighters, and he was not having any of it. McCall, who is 13-5 in his career, spoke with Rick J. Lee and threw some cold water on the Rousey hype. McCall prefaced his comments by...Read More
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Ron Jaworski: Jameis Winston has flaws, should not go No. 1

Ron Jaworski believes Jameis Winston has the potential to succeed in the NFL, but he would not take the former Florida State quarterback No. 1 overall in the draft. Jaws joined ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” Wednesday and expressed some concerns about Winston. “I’ve studied a lot of him. I think Jameis Winston...Read More
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Brian Cashman: Derek Jeter should be final Yankees captain

For over a decade, Derek Jeter served as captain for the New York Yankees. During that time he appeared in numerous all-star games, won a World Series, and carried himself in a way that made him one of the more beloved Yankees in the team’s storied history. With his career now over, there is no...Read More
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Tom Brady, Rory McIlroy to play round at Augusta National

The greatest golfer on the planet and the greatest quarterback on the planet are planning to play a round of golf together at the greatest course on the planet. According to Todd Lewis of the Golf Channel, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be joining Rory McIlroy for 18 holes at Augusta National next...Read More
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New York Post takes shot at Alex Rodriguez on newspaper cover

On Wednesday, Alex Rodriguez appeared in his first game since 2013 and hit a single in his first at-bat against the Phillies. He also drew a walk before ending his day in the sixth inning. Because Rodriguez is such an easy target, the New York Post was more than willing to take advantage of the...Read More
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Giants TE on plane that slid off runway in New York

A frightening situation unfolded at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday when a Delta Airlines flight that was landing in some inclement weather slid off the runway and broke through a fence. New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell was on the plane. Fortunately, it does not appear that any of the 130 passengers and crew members...Read More
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Peyton Manning passes physical, returning to Broncos

We all knew Peyton Manning was returning to the Denver Broncos for the 2015 season after reports surfaced that he has agreed to take a pay cut, but the team made it official on Thursday. OFFICIAL: Peyton Manning is returning to the Denver #Broncos in 2015. pic.twitter.com/bsJjS8AWea — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 5, 2015 That...Read More
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Gregg Popovich rips notion of NBA Finals games in July

The NBA is reportedly considering the idea of extending the regular season later into the summer. While there would still be an 82-game season, the idea would be to eliminate back-to-back games and not cram so many games into such a short span. Mark Cuban said last month that he thinks a more spaced-out schedule...Read More
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Report: Josh Hamilton facing one-year suspension

Pending an independent arbitrator’s decision, Josh Hamilton could be suspended for the entire 2015 season. The Los Angeles Times reports that an arbitrator has been called upon to determine Hamilton’s fate after a decision could not be reached by a four-person panel made up of two lawyers and two physicians — one of each appointed...Read More
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Vince Wilfork to become free agent after Patriots decline option

Vince Wilfork has likely played his last game as a member of the New England Patriots. On Thursday morning, Wilfork announced via a statement on Twitter that the Patriots have decided to not pick up his two-year option. After some tense negotiations last offseason, Wilfork agreed to restructure his contract and sign a new three-year,...Read More
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Eagles likely to use multiple running backs

Chip Kelly traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for one primary reason — he doesn’t see the need to pay a 27-year-old running back $12 million, especially in his unique offensive system. So what’s next? Kelly has created a ton of salary cap space this offseason, but that does not mean he will use...Read More
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Kevin Garnett rips Nuggets for being quitters

The Denver Nuggets have won back-to-back games since firing head coach Brian Shaw. Kevin Garnett did not see that coming. After the Nuggets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, Garnett spoke about how his team did not match Denver’s energy level. KG gave the Nuggets a pat on the back before telling reporters how...Read More
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Report: Eagles, Jets will make trade for Marcus Mariota

If Marcus Mariota is still on the board at No. 6 overall on April 30, the New York Jets will trade that pick to the Philadelphia Eagles, a new report says. There has long been speculation that the Eagles would try to trade up for the former Oregon Ducks quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner....Read More
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