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By Steve DelVecchio Tony Romo turned 35 this week, which for many was a reminder that he is running out of time to capture the elusive Super Bowl championship ring. But have no fear, Dallas Cowboys fans — next season is apparently your year. Earlier this month, Romo was presented with the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the work he has done with children...
There has been an unprecedented amount of speculation leading up to this year’s NFL draft, and most of it will wind up being unfounded. However, one storyline that might be understated at this point is the New York Jets’ interest in Marcus Mariota. In addition to visiting Oregon for an on-campus workout with Mariota on...Read More
How insane was the comeback the Golden State Warriors pulled off on Thursday night? So insane that at least one prominent member of the team basically conceded with a ton of time remaining in the game. According to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group, Draymond Green revealed that one “very prominent Warrior” urged...Read More
USC football coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife Stephanie are in the process of getting a divorce. The news, which was first reported by SB Nation’s Conquest Chronicles blog, was confirmed earlier this week via a statement from Sarkisian through his reps. “It is our desire to protect the privacy of our children and each...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Braxton Miller may be interested in transferring to Alabama, but it doesn’t sound like that is the reason he has visited the Birmingham area on multiple occasions. In a phone interview with Matt Zenitz of AL.com on Thursday, ex-Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest said Miller’s visits to Alabama had nothing to do with the Crimson Tide. DePriest, who is friends...
Steph Curry on Thursday night hit one of the biggest shots of the playoffs when he nailed a 3-pointer to tie Game 3 of the Warriors-Pelicans series in the final seconds of regulation and send it to overtime. Curry is possibly the greatest 3-point shooter in NBA history, so the last thing Monty Williams wanted...Read More
Derrick Rose looked returned to his MVP form in the Chicago Bulls’ 113-106 double overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, and everyone including his coach recognized the change in the point guard’s game. “He was at this level before the all star break, but this is the first time he’s been in...Read More
By Larry Brown Gotta support the team? One New Orleans Pelicans fan may be crossing the line with his support of his favorite team and its star player. The fan painted a “unibra” across his chest to mirror Anthony Davis’ trademark unibrow. That’s definitely a creative look, but the sad part is the dude really could use a bro … or a manssiere. At least he didn’t have...
The scene at U.S. Cellular Field turned ugly during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game between the White Sox and Royals. Adam Eaton hit a shot back up the middle that was snared by Yordano Ventura. Prior to tossing the ball to first base, Ventura appeared to say “f–k you” to Eaton as he ran...Read More
Rajon Rondo is far from the most popular man in the Dallas area these days. It’s gotten so bad musician J. Paul Slavens performed a song at The Live Oak in Fort Worth about how Rondo is “the worst.” When the Dallas Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo it was supposed to propel the team towards...Read More
By Larry Brown Albert Pujols called Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to clarify that he did not call the team “bush league.” The Royals had a tumultuous series with the Oakland A’s over the weekend that started with a takeout slide by Brett Lawrie on Friday night that injured Alcides Escobar. The Royals responded by having pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura throw...
Transportion network Uber has seen its popularity steadily on the rise, becoming an alternative to traditional taxi cab services thanks to an easy to use app to request a driver. Soon, its fleet could contain Dolphins defensive tackle A.J. Francis. Francis, who was undrafted out of the University of Maryland, sees driving people around for...Read More
By Larry Brown Draymond Green did not win the award for NBA Defensive Player of the Year, but he did win over fans with a hilarious quote he offered about the matter. Green finished second in voting to San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who received 333 total points compared to Green’s 317. Green actually had 45 1st-place votes — more than any other player — but Leonard...
Tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight are a hot item, mostly because everyone desires the coolness associated with being able to say, “I was there.” So it’s no surprise that the tickets for the fight sold out in less than 60 seconds Thursday. The two sides finally resolved their long-standing ticket issue Wednesday,...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Could Major League Baseball be in the early stages of lifting the lifetime ban from baseball that was imposed against Pete Rose more than 25 years ago? The All-Star Game this summer could be a start. On Thursday, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that Rose will be allowed to take part in some of the activities surrounding the Midsummer Classic, which...
John Elway is not happy about wide receiver Demaryius Thomas not showing up to the Denver Broncos’ team workouts this week. The Broncos GM spoke with the media Thursday and had some strong words for his franchise wide receiver. “To be dead honest with you, I see absolutely zero value with him being away from...Read More
Just the other day I was thinking to myself that we hadn’t really done many tattoo-related posts on LBS recently. I started to wonder whether that was due to tats becoming so mainstream and commonplace that they really just aren’t a big deal anymore. Just when I started thinking that, Chris “Birdman” Andersen comes along...Read More
Kevin Ollie released a statement on Wednesday saying he has no intention of leaving UConn, and he was apparently telling the truth. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports that Ollie has removed his name from consideration for the Oklahoma City Thunder job. There was — and still could be — some speculation that Ollie’s statement...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio The New England Patriots visited the White House on Thursday to be recognized for winning the Super Bowl XLIX, and Barack Obama managed to zing the world champions with a well-timed Deflategate joke. Ragging on a team like the New York Jets probably would have been more appropriate in this situation, but Obama — or one of his publicists — actually came up...
Jordan Spieth took the golf world by storm with his dominant victory in the Masters earlier this month, and the performance could have been even more memorable if he executed a few more shots. Sir Nick Faldo is thrilled that he didn’t. Faldo and Jack Nicklaus currently hold the record for the lowest single-round score...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Brittney Griner and her girlfriend, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were reportedly arrested in Phoenix on Wednesday on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct. TMZ reports that Griner and Johnson allegedly attacked each other, and police observed “minor physical injuries” on both women when they arrived at Griner’s home at around 4:30 p.m. They...
By Steve DelVecchio Rumors are flying that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is dating 29-year-old singer and songwriter Ciara. The buzz began on Sunday, when Wilson was spotted at the Texas Rangers game trying to keep a low profile while sitting with someone who looked an awful lot like Ciara. .@DangeRussWilson trying to be incognito at the @Rangers-@Mariners game...
Tickets for the highly-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao go on sale Thursday afternoon — just over two weeks before the May 2 bout. Had it not been for the help of US Senator Harry Reid, those who are looking to attend the fight might still be waiting. Pacquio’s promoter, Bob Arum,...Read More
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in an overtime thriller on Wednesday to even their series at 1-1. Last year’s NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in the game, and his best two came at the expense of J.J. Redick. Roughly midway through the fourth quarter, Leonard faked like he...Read More
By Larry Brown There are multiple reasons why the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight never happened up until this year. There was the issue of Bob Arum, with whom Mayweather did not want to negotiate. There were concerns from Pacquiao about being blood tested in the days leading up to the fight. Ultimately, it’s clear in retrospect that Mayweather was fearful of Pacquiao...
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