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By Steve DelVecchio With a healthy Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls look like a team that is poised to make a run at a championship. Even if they do, their head coach could very well be headed elsewhere this summer. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Bulls management “can’t wait to rid itself” of Tom Thibodeau. It hasn’t mattered that Thibodeau has taken the...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has one fight remaining on his current six-fight contract with Showtime, and he is apparently willing to complete the deal by giving Manny Pacquiao a rematch. Mayweather reportedly sent a text message to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday saying he is open to fighting Pacquiao again. But is a rematch actually...Read More
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is seeking a new contract, and it seems like the main reason for that is frustration. Before the draft, Whitworth said he would embrace the challenge of the Bengals drafting his future replacement so he could beat the rookie out for a starting spot. The team did just that,...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Have we seen the last of Jon Jones inside the Octagon? The former UFC light heavyweight champion’s manager is not ruling it out. On Monday, Jones’ manager Malki Kawa told Ariel Helwani of The MMA Hour that Jones has not decided if he will return to fighting when his suspension is lifted. “It could very well be the last time we’ve seen Jon Jones in the...
By Steve DelVecchio The Houston Rockets had their chances against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 on Monday night, but they were badly outplayed in the second half. Selfishness on offense was one of Houston’s biggest issues, according to Josh Smith. Smith, who hit just 3-of-12 shots from the field and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc, said after the game that the Rockets lacked...
The Los Angeles Clippers were able to take Game 1 of their playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Monday night, despite Chris Paul being out with a hamstring injury. Chandler Parsons seemed very pleased about it. Almost immediately after LA put the finishing touches on its 117-101 victory, Parsons tweeted the following: Sweet dreams....Read More
Tony Allen became a disliked personality in Oakland Sunday when he walked through a dance routine by a young Warriors pep squad during a timeout in Game 1 of the Memphis Grizzlies’ series against the Warriors. Golden State fans began booing Allen as a result, but he didn’t seem to mind. A day later, Allen’s...Read More
A fan at the St. Louis Cardinals-Chicago Cubs game Monday took several security guards on a wild chase as he dashed his way through the field, causing a delay at Busch Stadium before finally being apprehended. We’ve seen tons of fans and streakers run onto the field during games, but few have this kind of...Read More
La’el Collins is the hottest undrafted free agent on the market and already is drawing tons of attraction from NFL teams. Collins, an OL from LSU, was expected to be a first-round draft pick until a serious legal matter arose. Police detectives in Baton Rouge wanted to talk with him about the murder of his...Read More
This year’s NFL Draft had a few talking points, like Danny Shelton giving Roger Goodell a bear hug after being selected by the Browns. Prior to that, the commissioner was involved in another moment that was widely discussed, one that he ended up apologizing for. With the second overall pick, the Titans selected Marcus Mariota....Read More
Justin Verlander posted a great tongue-in-cheek note to the “haters” who question his dedication to rehab. Verlander has not pitched this season and was placed on the 15-day DL in early April after experiencing a triceps injury. He continues to rehab and is scheduled to undergo another MRI to determine how his recovery is going....Read More
LeBron James is notorious for “going dark” as far as technology is concerned during the NBA playoffs so that he can tune out the commentary/criticism and focus solely on trying to win a championship. He nearly broke that rule over the weekend. James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are facing the Chicago Bulls during the Eastern Conference...Read More
By Larry Brown Two days after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. by unanimous decision in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao and his team are still harping on the shoulder injury excuse. On Monday, Pacquiao’s promoter Top Rank sent out a statement explaining what happened with Pac-Man’s shoulder injury. They say they informed USADA about Pacquiao’s injury and checked to make sure any...
Willie Cauley-Stein is officially trill. And we mean that literally and figuratively. The former Kentucky center was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. but goes by Cauley-Stein to honor his mother, Marlene Stein. He went to the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to legally change his last name to Cauley-Stein last week and decided...Read More
People often joke about women getting pregnant after major sporting events because they and their mates are so happy, and apparently that is no joke for one Ole Miss fan. Ole Miss fan Heather Callihan is going viral for the outstanding photo she took explaining how she ended up pregnant with what will be her...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy underwent Tommy John surgery last week, and he seems to be taking it well for someone who is expected to be out for well over a year. Immediately following the procedure, McCarthy made a funny joke about being on pain pills. thles pani pills are'nt havin any eff=ect at al;/ claer th*inking is me and motoor sskils...
By Larry Brown Lawrence Taylor Jr., the son of legendary football player Lawrence Taylor, pleaded guilty to statutory rape, child molestation and sodomy charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, according to a report. LT Jr. was arrested in July, 2013 for rape charges after a 13-year-old girl accused him of forcing himself onto her to perform oral sex on her. Another girl...
By Steve DelVecchio The NFL may have given an indication that the St. Louis Rams will be relocating to Los Angeles. The screenshot you see above came directly from a subpage of NFL.com that is currently using the URL http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=LA. As of Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams page — which was discovered by Field of Schemes — was still live. Is that...
After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers formally announced that they had selected Jameis Winston with the top overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the former Florida State star was supposed to immediately give an interview with Tom Rinaldi of ESPN. So why didn’t he? The NFL, ESPN and the NFL Network have an agreement in...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Many refer to Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as the superstar Major League Baseball needs. Trout is already one of the best players in the game at age 23, and he has no known issues with performance-enhancing drugs or in his personal life. Despite that, Trout learned last week how quickly the social media police can come down on you. In the days leading...
By Steve DelVecchio Jameis Winston isn’t exactly Bo Jackson, but the former Florida State star is damn good at both football and baseball. So good, in fact, that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to protect themselves in writing in case Winston decides football is not the sport for him. Peter King of The MMQB reports that Winston’s contract with the Bucs contains a clause that...
Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust had a night to forget on Sunday, as he racked up a whopping 31 penalty minutes in his team’s Game 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In addition to hitting Lightning goalie Ben Bishop behind the net and getting into it with Braydon Coburn, Prust also had some issues...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin learned over the weekend that the team will not be picking up the fifth-year option on his contract. Either the Seahawks will work out a long-term extension with Irvin at some point over the next year, or he will hit the free agent market at the end of the 2015 season. How does that make you feel, Bruce? Irvin was the...
Former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be the top overall pick in the NBA Draft next month. The New York Knicks, who finished with the second-worst record in the NBA, have a 19.9 percent chance of earning the top pick. Is Towns rooting for that to happen? While the 19-year-old said he will...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio LeBron James has worn a headband throughout most of his NBA career, but it has been over a month since he had anything on his head during a game. LeBron’s reason for ditching the headband has to do with team unity. “I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates,” James told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Sunday. “Just wanted to be one. Nothing...
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