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WATCH: Cowboys, Rams practice ends in huge brawl

By Larry Brown Take note, MLB teams: This is what a real brawl looks like. The Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams are practicing together at the Cowboys’ training camp home in Oxnard, Calif. this week, and a massive fight broke out between the teams on Tuesday. Huge fight at Cowboys-Rams practice... @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/Jvk3P0XvrA — Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) August 19...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera caught without glove on for pickoff play (Video)

Catching someone sleeping on a pickoff play is usually a good thing. It’s not so good when the guy who’s sleeping is on defense. But that’s what happened with Miguel Cabrera. During the first inning of Tuesday’s Cubs-Tigers game, Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez threw over to first base in an attempt to pick off Dexter Fowler. Miggy was holding his glove in his throwing hand...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly tried to bring Yi Jianlian back to the NBA

By Darryn Albert These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerome Simpson slapped with six-game suspension for substance abuse

The San Francisco 49ers must have done something to make the football gods very, very angry. Perhaps the new Levi’s Stadium is built on a sacred Indian burial ground. Perhaps Jim Harbaugh’s gravitational pull was the foundation holding the fragile San Francisco ecosystem together. Perhaps the Bay is still paying for the sins of Ron Jaworski. Whatever it was, Tuesday provided...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady travels to New York, settlement talks go nowhere

  Tom Brady was surprisingly absent from practice on Tuesday morning. The New England Patriots quarterback traveled to New York to continue settlement talks with the NFL, but he ended up leaving with no progress being made. In fact, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman reportedly told Brady that settlement discussions are at such a standstill that the 38-year-old doesn...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Smith challenges Browns blogger who calls him a ‘punk’

By Steve DelVecchio Steve Smith turned 36 a few months ago, but don’t let his age fool you. The veteran wide receiver is still as passionate about talking trash as he was when he was 22. On Tuesday, a Cleveland Browns fan blogger who writes for the SB Nation site Dawgs By Nature decided to take a shot at Smith on Twitter and his history of altercations with teammates....
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kristaps Porzingis could be ‘too tall for the game’

By Darryn Albert Throughout his distinguished career in the sport of basketball, we have seen many different sides of Knicks president Phil Jackson. There’s Phil, the Zen philosopher. Phil, the triangle guru. Phil, the championship collector. Phil, the social media gagster. Phil, the shade-thrower. Now we’re seeing Phil, the cynic. In Monday’s latest installment of the...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: I was never jealous of Percy Harvin

By Steve DelVecchio Percy Harvin recently opened up about some of the problems that existed during his short tenure with the Seattle Seahawks. In short, Harvin said that some of his former teammates — specifically the wide receivers — were jealous of him from the moment he joined them. Golden Tate, who supposedly butted heads with Harvin, insists that was never the case for...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq: MJ better than LeBron, but Dr. J better than both of them

By Steve DelVecchio Shaquille O’Neal was in China on Tuesday promoting an energy drink when he was asked to weigh in on one of basketball’s most popular debates — Michael Jordan or LeBron James? When asked who would win in a game of 1-on-1 between Jordan and LeBron if both players were in their prime, Shaq didn’t need much time to think about his answer. "Mike," he said...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia on Toronto bar incident: ‘I just flipped out’

By Steve DelVecchio New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was caught on camera over the weekend being restrained by a friend when a fight broke out outside a nightclub in Toronto. On Monday, the lefthander admitted that his reaction was not a good look. “I just flipped out, you know. I could have handled it better,” Sabathia told reporters, according to The Associated Press...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao still thinks he beat Floyd Mayweather

By Steve DelVecchio Manny Pacquiao still wants a rematch against Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao is confident he can beat Mayweather if his shoulder is healthy. In fact, Pacman is holding firm on his assertion that he got the best of Mayweather while fighting with an injury. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, says the Filipino always says “I still believe I won” when he watches...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge is ‘mentally drained’ after free agency

By Steve DelVecchio There are plenty of people who believe that LaMarcus Aldridge had made up his mind about joining the San Antonio Spurs long before he took meetings with other teams. That may have been the case, but it hasn’t made adjusting to a new city any easier for the top prize of the 2015 free agency class. Aldridge, who spent the first nine seasons of his career with...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Scandal at Little League Softball World Series

By Larry Brown Little League International officials had to intervene after allegations arose that a team threw one of its games at the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore. on Monday. South Snohomish Little League of Sonohomish, Wash. is accused of throwing its game against Southeast representative Rowan Little League of Salisbury, N.C. A great case can be made...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sampras believes Federer still has a grand slam left in him

By Larry Brown Roger Federer is 34-years-old and nearing the end of his career. He has not won a major since 2012, and many think he will not win another one again. But Pete Sampras still believes the Swiss star has one more grand slam left in him. Sampras joined “The Tennis Podcast” over the weekend and talked about Federer among others. “I do think there is (a good chance...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Eli Manning reportedly wants to be highest-paid player in NFL

Is Eli Manning the best player in the NFL? The quarterback apparently thinks so. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Manning is seeking to become the highest-paid player in the league when he signs his next deal. “He wants to be paid higher than any QB in the game, wants to be game’s highest-paid player, more than Aaron Rodgers.” What Manning wants and what he will get...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly acknowledges concern over DeMarco Murray’s workload

By Larry Brown The Dallas Cowboys let DeMarco Murray leave in free agency in part because they knew he was overworked last season, and they feared he would not be able to match his excellent production in the future. Chip Kelly convinced the Philadelphia Eagles to sign Murray to a big-money deal, indicating he believes the back will remain productive for the future. Still, the...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Casey Clausen’s high school team under review over influx of transfers

Casey Clausen’s high school football team is under review by section officials because of the influx of transfers into his program. Clausen, 34, took over the Calabasas (Calif.) High School football program prior to last year and led the Coyotes to a 6-6 record. Though it doesn’t sound like much, it’s actually an impressive turnaround for the program. Calabasas went 0-10...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

John Kruk texted with George Brett about KC ribs for two years and had no idea

John Kruk had been communicating with Kansas City Royals legend George Brett about BBQ ribs for over two years and, until Sunday, he had no idea. At least that’s what he says. It goes without saying that Kruk loves his food. Whenever he’s in Kansas City, he arranges specially to get some ribs delivered to him via Meat Mitch. Kruk even scarfed them down on national TV during...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians’ Chris Johnson to miss games with spider bite

By Darryn Albert Here’s one that will make Tobey Maguire do a double take. Newly acquired Indians infielder Chris Johnson was forced out of the lineup on Saturday and Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. The culprit for Johnson’s sudden absence? A suspected bite from a spider. According to a weekend report by the Associated Press, Johnson awoke at the team hotel on Saturday...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Expert NBA impersonator takes on Joey Crawford

By Darryn Albert NBA impressions magnifico Brandon Armstrong has outdone himself once again. On Monday, the former D-League star returned to solidify his viral dominion atop the basketball universe. Having already provided us with a brilliant selection of NBA player impersonations, Armstrong expanded his horizons and took on the Association’s most notorious referee Joey Crawford...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Most of Kings’ front office wants to trade DeMarcus Cousins

By Steve DelVecchio. The trade talk surrounding DeMarcus Cousins has essentially gone silent over the past month or two, and all signs point toward the 6-foot-11 center trying to work things out with Sacramento Kings coach George Karl. One report indicates that Karl might not be the only person Cousins has to win over. According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, most of the...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls hire Tony Kukoc as special advisor

By Darryn Albert In the latest reading from the Holy Gospel according to the Sacramento Kings, the Chicago Bulls have hired former team great Toni Kukoc to a role in the front office as a special advisor. The Croatian Sensation will advise Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorf, the team announced in an official press release on Monday. “Toni will work across the organization...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

P. Diddy has been banned from UCLA football practices

By Steve DelVecchio P. Diddy did not face any charges in the wake of the incident he was involved in at the UCLA football facility two months ago, but that does not mean there were no consequences for the music mogul. During an appearance on Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” Monday morning, Diddy said he is banned from going to watch his son Justin Combs at UCLA practice...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Oden signs with Chinese Basketball Association team

By Darryn Albert Eight years ago, Ohio State center Greg Oden was a 19-year-old kid with a bright future - bright enough to be selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft. Now after numerous debilitating injuries and legal problems, Oden’s NBA days look to be all but over. After no NBA teams took the bait on his attempted comeback bid this offseason...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Francona accompanying Farrell to chemotherapy treatment

By Steve DelVecchio John Farrell will begin chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma on Tuesday, and a close friend who also happens to be an opponent will be joining the Boston Red Sox manager for support. Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports that Terry Francona, whose Cleveland Indians are in Boston for a three-game series, is accompanying Farrell to his first round of treatment...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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