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Can you imagine John Daly leading the American team at the Ryder Cup? We can, and it looks fantastic. There is virtually no chance that Daly would ever be named captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, but the controversial golfer admits he has given it some thought. And if he was — for some...Read More
Adidas has fallen behind both Nike and Under Armour in sports apparel sales in the U.S. over the past year. Its NBA division has taken a huge hit with Derrick Rose’s inability to stay healthy, so the company is making a major play for one of the biggest names in basketball. Darren Rovell of ESPN...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays treated fans to an eventful Sunday afternoon, as pitchers from either side threw at hitters like they were a bunch of college bros playing Wiffle ball in the quad. And get this -- Yordano Ventura wasn't even on the mound. Ventura, who seems to be at the center of every controversy involving the Royals, did not pitch...
By Steve DelVecchio Matt Hasselbeck is entering his 17th NFL season. The 39-year-old has appeared in just seven games over the last two seasons since joining the Indianapolis Colts, but he does not receive special treatment when it comes to drug testing. It looks like Hasselbeck got a love letter from the NFL early Monday morning. If you remember, Hasselbeck had a pretty funny...
The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays treated fans to an eventful Sunday afternoon, as pitchers from either side threw at hitters like they were a bunch of college bros playing Wiffle ball in the quad. And get this — Yordano Ventura wasn’t even on the mound. Ventura, who seems to be at the...Read More
Dez Bryant and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Tyler Patmon brought us one of the first fights of training camp — that we know about — over the weekend. And the team is not ashamed of it. Shortly after word of the scuffle surfaced, the Cowboys shared a video on their website and a GIF on their...Read More
The legends of yesterday squaring off with the superstars of today. No, this wasn’t a scene from the goofy Instagram duel between Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen that lit the Internet ablaze last week. Instead, it was a sight that had many a Chicago Bulls fan frothing at the mouth: the undisputed GOAT Michael Jordan...Read More
Tempers flared and plenty of words were exchanged during Sunday’s game between the Royals and Blue Jays. Edinson Volquez and Josh Donaldson were squarely in the middle of it. In the first inning, Volquez hit Donaldson with a pitch, which did not sit well with the Jays third baseman and he let Volquez know about...Read More
There was once a time when it seemed like Rex Ryan could be the head coach of the New York Jets until he retired, but things quickly took a turn for the worse. According to Ryan, that may have had something to do with questionable motives from the front office. In an interview with the...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Chip Kelly was accused of being racist by LeSean McCoy earlier this offseason, and the topic came up again over the weekend after the Philadelphia Eagles traded Brandon Boykin to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Shortly after being dealt, Boykin said Kelly is “uncomfortable” being around “grown men in our culture.” He later insisted he wasn’t calling Kelly...
By Steve DelVecchio The Philadelphia Eagles traded Brandon Boykin to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, and the veteran cornerback reacted to being dealt in a similar fashion to LeSean McCoy. While Boykin didn’t come right out and accuse Kelly of being racist, he did tell Derrick Gunn of Comcast SportsNet that Kelly is “uncomfortable around grown men of our culture.”...
By Steve DelVecchio Lolo Jones is thinking about trying her hand at mixed martial arts. And if she does, the Olympic hurdler is confident she could last longer in the Octagon against Ronda Rousey than some of Rousey’s recent opponents. On Saturday night, Rousey needed just 34 seconds to knock out Bethe Correiaat UFC 190. That was Rousey’s longest fight in her last three, as...
After Ronda Rousey needed just 34 seconds to knock out Bethe Correia in Brazil on Saturday night, many are wondering if there is any female fighter in the world who can stop the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. The next in line to try could be Cris “Cyborg” Justino. UFC president Dana White said after UFC...Read More
By Larry Brown Ronda Rousey proved once again that she is the best female fighter in the world (and probably better than many male professional fighters). Rousey improved to 12-0 by destroying Bethe Correia in 34 seconds at UFC 190 in Brazil Saturday night. Rousey beat Correia with a flurry of punches, giving her a knockout rather than her signature armbar submission. "I guess...
By Larry Brown First Russell Wilson, now Bobby Wagner. The Seattle Seahawks have reached agreement on a four-year contract extension with their valuable middle linebacker, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports. The deal is said to be for $43 million, with $22 million guaranteed. Wagner and the Seahawks had been discussing a contract extension since June. The team wanted to get a deal...
By Gordon Dixon Bryce Harper is one of the best players in baseball. He's probably the front runner for National League MVP. However, he hurts his team when he gets ejected, and Nationals manager Matt Williams wants that to come to an end. In the 11th inning of a tie game on Friday, Harper was called out on a third strike on the outside corner of the plate. The pitch looked like...
Ronda Rousey is fighting for her namesake on Saturday night. Rousey dedicated her bout with Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to wrestling legend Roddy Piper, who died in his sleep Friday. “Thank you for the name…. And so much more…. Will do it justice and do you proud tomorrow…. This...Read More
By Larry Brown Larry Lucchino is stepping down as CEO of the Red Sox, more than a decade after taking over the position. “I’ll be 70 in September. That’s sort of why I’m ready to step back,’’ Lucchino told The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy. Lucchino has been with the Red Sox for all three of their World Series wins since 2004. He was brought in by the Red Sox ownership...
Larry Lucchino is stepping down as CEO of the Red Sox, the Boston Globe reported Saturday. “I’ll be 70 in September. That’s sort of why I’m ready to step back,’’ Lucchino told The Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy. Lucchino has been with the Red Sox for all three of their World Series wins since 2004. He was...Read More
After landing free agent big man Greg Monroe over the summer to bolster a preposterously exciting young core, the Milwaukee Bucks have been generating a ton of buzz in NBA circles lately. But the team might be pumping the brakes on their own hype train before the season even begins. In an interview with Michael...Read More
Fast and The Furious 8 Bourbannais Drift pic.twitter.com/Us2Yscv2f8 — Kyle (@Ky1eLong) August 1, 2015 Antonio Brown recently showed up to Steelers training camp in a custom Rolls-Royce Phantom. Kyle Long went with a simpler mode of transportation. On Saturday, the Bears offensive lineman brought back memories of playing outside as a youngster when he pedaled...Read More
It has been more than six months since ESPN’s Chris Mortensen falsely reported that 11 of the 12 game balls the New England Patriots used in the AFC Championship Game were underinflated by two pounds per square inch each. But by canceling a scheduled appearance on a Boston sports radio station earlier this week, Mort...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio The judge who will be presiding over the lawsuit Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association have filed against the NFL has made one thing extremely clear — he would rather the two sides reach a settlement than drag each other through litigation. U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman issued a lengthy order to the NFL and NFLPA on Friday in which he commanded...
With DeMarco Murray now in Philadelphia with the Eagles, Joseph Randle is firmly in the mix to be the lead running back for the Cowboys this season. It’s a cherished spot to have, considering Dallas has among the best offensive lines in the NFL. Heck, Steven Jackson went as far as using Twitter to let...Read More
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