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DeMarco Murray sees athletes who take out ads in the newspaper to thank their previous team’s fans and raised them a billboard. Murray, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, put up a billboard in downtown Dallas that shows a photo of him in Cowboys gear and says “Thank You Dallas!” Demarco Murray billboard in downtown Dallas...Read More
The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly signed free agent defensive tackle Greg Hardy. Pro Football Talk reports that Hardy has signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $750,000. The contract is loaded with incentives, with Hardy capable of earning up to $13.1 million through per-game roster bonuses and workout bonuses. As many of you...Read More
The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly so desperate to trade first baseman Ryan Howard that they are willing to eat almost his entire salary. Howard currently has two years and $50 million remaining on the five-year, $125 million contract he signed back in 2010. He also has a $23 million team option for 2017 that can...Read More
The Baltimore Ravens announced on Thursday afternoon that they have released running back Bernard Pierce in the wake of his arrest for driving while under the influence. If what he told police early Wednesday morning is any indication, the 24-year-old saw it coming. According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, Pierce told police on...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio SMU basketball coach Larry Brown does not feel that people are overreacting about just how good Kentucky is this season. The 34-0 Wildcats are the consensus favorite to win the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and Brown thinks they could even beat teams at the next level. Just how many NBA teams does the 74-year-old coach think John Calipari’s squad could take down?...
Now that a 24-year-old linebacker who is in seemingly good health has chosen to retire, the NFL once again finds itself trying to convince folks that the sport of football is safe. That means we’ll likely be hearing a lot this offseason from medical doctors who are on the league’s payroll. Dr. Joseph Maroon, an...Read More
Syracuse has officially begun the process of cleaning up its image in the wake of serious NCAA sanctions that were handed down against the men’s basketball program less than two weeks ago. For starters, athletic director Daryl Gross is leaving his current post. Dave Tobin of Syracuse.com reports that Gross will remain with the school...Read More
Jameis Winston will reportedly not be in attendance next month when his name is called at the NFL draft in Chicago, but was the decision to stay home his own? It doesn’t sound like it. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Winston was pressured by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to not attend the draft when...Read More
Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with driving while under the influence. Baltimore County police told Jessica Anderson of The Baltimore Sun that Pierce was stopped for speeding in a 2014 Ford Mustang at around 2:00 a.m. An officer suspected the 24-year-old had been drinking and administered a...Read More
Can you really be an “expert” when it comes to predicting what will happen in the NCAA Tournament? If logic, reason and statistical analysis could predict the outcome of the most exciting playoff in sports, they wouldn’t call it March Madness. Nevertheless, we here at LBS do our best to research the teams in the...Read More
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is considered by many to be the No. 1 prospect in baseball, yet a team that has not won more than 75 games since 2009 has yet to allow him to make his Major League debut. This has infuriated his agent, the legendary Scott Boras. During an interview with...Read More
St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason experienced the downside of social media first-hand this week, as a woman apparently exposed him for having two girlfriends at once. The drama appeared to start when a young lady named Meagan Better called Mason out on Twitter. It seemed like she was responding to Tre posting the...Read More
Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson enjoyed a career night during a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. The 24-year-old finished the game with a career-high 20 assists, and he seemed to be genuinely unaware of the feat. When Jackson was asked about his 20 dimes after the win, his face lit up. He...Read More
By Larry Brown Gregg Popovich was all over his team for making history on Tuesday -- and not the good kind. The San Antonio Spurs became the first defending champion to lose to a team with a sub-.200 record when they fell to the 14-53 Knicks 104-100 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Predictably, Pop did not have many compliments for his team. "They moved the ball better...
Hampton made its presence known at the NCAA Tournament not for beating Manhattan in a play-in game for the right to get waxed by Kentucky, but for the early leader for best bench celebration of the tourney. After a made free throw, the Pirates bench did the leg cross, tap, tap, leg cross celebration as...Read More
CBS 4 in Miami aired an interview on Tuesday with Mike and Maurkice Pouncey that included some comments that were seen as harsh in nature towards Mike Wallace regarding his time with the Dolphins. Maurkice played with Wallace during his time with the Steelers and Mike spent the last two seasons with Wallace in Miami...Read More
Kentucky is an awesome, historically-good college basketball team, and nobody may be higher on them than Rick Pitino. Though Pitino coaches the rival Louisville Cardinals, he had plenty of praise for the Wildcats when speaking about them on Tuesday. He even cracked a great line saying that their toughest opponent is probably their reserve players....Read More
By Gordon Dixon Devon Still and his daughter Leah became one of the heartwarming stories of the NFL season last year. Leah was diagonosed with Stage 4 pediatric cancer in June and given a 50-50 chance of survival. Devon was released by the Bengals after, understandably, not being able to commit 100 percent to football. However, the team signed him to the practice squad to help...
The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to trade Matt Barkley according to a report, and that might be part of a larger plan to make room for Tim Tebow. NBC Washington’s Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Eagles are 80 percent likely to sign Tebow if they are able to find a taker for Barkley, whom...Read More
By Larry Brown The NFL is so serious about its business and protecting Roger Goodell that they wouldn’t even let the commissioner participate in a Funny or Die skit, one that even President Obama subjected himself to. Alex Richanbach, an executive producer at Funny or Die, hosted a panel Saturday at South by Southwest titled “Now Athletes Are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports...
Chip Kelly might not have been lying when he said he had already been offered a first-round pick for quarterback Sam Bradford upon acquiring the QB from the Rams. According to NFL Media’s Charley Casserly, the Cleveland Browns offered the No. 18 overall pick in a trade for Bradford. Casserly clarified that he is unsure...Read More
At least one member of the Miami Dolphins was glad to see wide receiver Mike Wallace traded to the Minnesota Vikings last week. During an interview with CBS 4 in Miami that will air on Tuesday evening, Dolphins offensive lineman Mike Pouncey was asked for his opinion on Wallace. Pouncey, who was joined by his...Read More
You want some expert NCAA Tournament picks to help guide how you choose your brackets this March Madness? You got it. LB has been combing over stats, playing out matchup scenarios and completely educating himself about these teams for the past weeks in order to help bring you these picks. We take into consideration multiple...Read More
Is Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett looking to reunite with his former defensive coordinator? According to Clarence Hill of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Bennett has informed the Seahawks that he would like to be traded to the Atlanta Falcons. Bennett, who signed a four-year, $28 million extension with the Seahawks last year, is also...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Just a few short weeks ago, it appeared that Rajon Rondo’s stay with the Dallas Mavericks was all but certain to be a very brief one. Rondo, who is a free agent after the season, was suspended for a game following a heated exchange with head coach Rick Carlisle. But now, it seems the two may be moving in the right direction. Rondo tallied 13 assists — his...
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