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Jordan Leopold traded to Wild after daughter writes heartbreaking letter

NHL journeyman Jordan Leopold was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild on Monday. His 11-year-old daughter may have helped orchestrate the deal. A member of Leopold family shared a hand-written letter with KFAN that Leopold’s daughter Jordyn wrote to the Wild during their losing streak in January. Parts of it were...Read More
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema takes away player's car after DUI

By Steve DelVecchio Arkansas defensive lineman Tevin Beanum was arrested over the weekend for suspicion of driving while under the influence. He is likely going to lose his license, but he will have to appear before a judge first. Thanks to Bret Bielema, Beanum has already lost his car. In order to return to the Razorbacks in the wake of his arrest, Beanum will have to fulfill...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Young rips ESPN anchor over Iggy Azalea insult

By Steve DelVecchio As expected, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has come to the defense of his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea, in the wake of an insult that ESPN’s Robert Flores tossed her way on Monday morning. For those who missed it, Flores said Iggy is “trying to kill hip-hop” during a lighthearted segment on SportsCenter. You can watch the video here. Young did not find...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods not suspended for cheating, despite Dan Olsen’s claims

Tiger Woods has not been suspended from golf for using performance-enhancing drugs or unapproved equipment, despite what one former PGA golfer said during a radio interview last week. Dan Olsen, a 48-year-old pro who last played on the PGA Tour at the 2011 PGA Championship, told 730AM The Game in Michigan on Friday that he...Read More
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Flores: Iggy Azalea is trying to kill hip-hop (Video)

ESPN’s Robert Flores may find himself at the center of Iggy Azalea’s next Twitter assault. On Monday morning, Flores took a pretty nasty shot at Azalea during a SportsCenter segment called “What Did We Learn?” The segment had to do with things that happened in the sports world during the month of February, and Flores...Read More
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Duke ignore Sulaimon sexual assault allegations?

By Steve DelVecchio Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon has reportedly been accused of sexually assaulting two female students, which could help explain why he was suddenly dismissed from the team roughly a month ago. Now, one of the most important questions will be whether coach Mike Krzyzewski should have given Sulaimon the boot last year. A lengthy report that was published by...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rasheed Sulaimon was accused of sexual assault

By Steve DelVecchio Roughly one month ago, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski shocked many of us when he announced that junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon had been dismissed from the team as a result of recurring conduct issues. The most serious of those issues may have been allegations of sexual assault. The Duke Chronicle reports that Sulaimon was accused of sexual assault roughly a year...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets crown James Harden ‘King James’

James Harden out-dueled LeBron James down the stretch on Sunday as the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in an exciting overtime thriller. LeBron finished with a game-high 37 points, but his poor free throw shooting was the biggest storyline. After the game, the Rockets felt that Harden — who scored 33 points and added...Read More
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Pacquiao has message for Mayweather with t-shirt?

By Gordon Dixon. After seemingly forever, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally meet in the ring on May 2. Ahead of the bout, Pacquiao was seen wearing the above shirt while training. The shirt shows Pac-Man, Pacquiao’s nickname, about to chomp on a dollar sign, a reference to Mayweather’s “Money” nickname. If there was ever a fight that didn’t need anymore...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper says he needs to ‘step up’ this season

By Gordon Dixon Bryce Harper’s potential is unquestioned. He’s flashed it on several occasions. Harper has a rocket arm that he’s shown off on several occasions in the outfield and the ability to hit tape measure home runs. Unfortunately, injuries have hampered his time on the field as Harper has played in 100 and 118 games the last two seasons. In 2015, the Nationals are...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets break team huddle with countdown to end of season

By Gordon Dixon. The Nuggets came into this season with optimism. Kenneth Faried had a good summer with Team USA and signed a big contract extension. Arron Afflalo returned and the bad luck of injuries a year ago couldn’t happen again, could it? Unfortunately, this season hasn’t gone the way the organization or Nuggets fans wanted. Losses have piled up. Timofey Mozgov and Afflalo...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish on notion he quit on Rangers: ‘That’s BS‘

By Larry Brown Yu Darvish is working on his English, in part so he can convey his feelings as accurately as possible. He already has the curse words down.  Darvish on Sunday gave his first press conference in English since joining the Rangers in 2012, and his top priority was to emphasize that he did not quit on the team last year.  “That’s bulls—,” Darvish said of...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos will franchise tag Demaryius Thomas

By Larry Brown The Denver Broncos are expected to use the franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas. According to Mike Klis of The Denver Post, the Broncos will use the nonexlusive franchise tag on Thomas on Monday. That means he will be free to negotiate a long-term contract with other NFL teams, though the Broncos would be given a chance to match any offer he received. And if another...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens DB Victor Hampton arrested for DWI suspicion, did 100 in a 50 mph zone

Baltimore Ravens DB Victor Hampton was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DWI after being clocked doing 100 mph in a 50-mph zone, according to a report. WSOC-TV in Charlotte says Hampton was pulled over by a state trooper after being clocked speeding shortly after midnight. Hampton’s BAC was said to be 0.10, which is slightly...Read More
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden kicks LeBron in the groin

By Larry Brown James Harden went below the belt on LeBron James in the third quarter of Sunday’s Cavs-Rockets game and ended up being called for a flagrant foul as a result.  LeBron and James Jones successfully trapped Harden on a possession, leading LeBron and Harden to go to the ground in a fight for the ball. Frustrated, Harden kicked James in the nuts. Harden must have...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch says he was expecting the ball at end of Super Bowl

Marshawn Lynch offered an extremely professional quote after his Seahawks lost the Super Bowl when asked about not getting the ball inside the 1-yard line, saying that football is a team sport. In recent comments to a Turkish TV station, Lynch admitted he was expecting to get the ball. Lynch was in Turkey for a...Read More
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Durant blasts Instagram hater for Westbrook comment

By Steve DelVecchio Kevin Durant has become more outspoken over the past few years, and that often leads to him responding to hecklers or people who say dumb things on social media. For example, look no further than the dude who decided to compare Durant and Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook. Earlier this week, someone sent Durant a message on Instagram that simply...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Battier: Carmelo Anthony is not that tough to guard

By Steve DelVecchio Shane Battier was one of the better defenders in the NBA during his 13 seasons as a pro, and much of his success was a result of research and preparation. But when it came to guarding Carmelo Anthony, Battier says there wasn’t all that much to prepare for. Battier, who spent his last three seasons with the Miami Heat, had plenty of success slowing down ...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris calls out Suns fans after loss

By Larry Brown The Phoenix Suns got blasted by the San Antonio Spurs at home Saturday 101-74, and Markieff Morris was disappointed with the crowd in addition to his team. Morris said it felt like there were more Spurs fans at US Airways Center than Suns fans. “I don’t think we have a home-court advantage,” Markieff said via the Arizona Republic. “It does not feel like...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins welcomed a trade to Mets

Jimmy Rollins could not be happier about being traded to the Dodgers over the offseason. Rollins, who spent all 15 years of his MLB career with the Phillies, was dealt to the Dodgers in December. The former MVP shortstop told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick that the Mets were second on his list of preferred trade destinations...Read More
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey interested in Holly Holm, Bethe Correia fights

Ronda Rousey made quick work of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in Los Angeles on Saturday night and has already turned her attention to two potential new opponents. Following her 14-second submission win over Zingano, Rousey (11-0), mentioned Holly Holm and Bethe Correia as potential opponents. “I was really impressed with Holly Holm’s performance tonight,”...Read More
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey beats Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

By Larry Brown For the second straight fight, Ronda Rousey won her UFC bout in a matter of seconds. This time it was a UFC record for the undefeated fighter. Rousey needed just 14 seconds to defeat Cat Zingano Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles as she won by her patented armbar. Zingano came out attacking with a flying knee, which turned out to be a huge mistake. Rousey...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Rice understood why people commit suicide

Ray Rice felt so low during the fall as he became one of the most notorious figures in the country that he says he understood why people commit suicide. Rice opened up in an interview with The Baltimore Sun in which he talked about a range of topics. Reading it, you begin to have some...Read More
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

By Larry Brown Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny. Here is what the two-time Stanley Cup champion wrote: Penner apparently missed the first lesson of Twitter: Don’t...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook out a game to have surgery on dented cheek

Just when you thought nothing could keep Russell Westbrook out of the lineup, we’re learning that the man is human (somewhat). Westbrook underwent surgery Saturday to fix the zygomatic arch bone of his right cheek, which got dented after he took an accidental knee to the face from teammate Andre Roberson Friday night. Westbrook will...Read More
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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