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By Larry Brown Tiger Woods announced on Friday what we all knew was coming: He will be playing the Masters this year. Woods, who has taken two months off from the tour to work on his game, says he has been practicing and that he is ready to play in the first major of the season. “I’m playing in the Masters,” Tiger said Friday afternoon. “It’s obviously very important...
By Larry Brown Josh Hamilton won his arbitration case with MLB Friday and will not be suspended for reportedly admitting to the commissioner that he had a relapse over the offseason involving cocaine. His team, the Los Angeles Angels, are not happy about that. “It defies logic that Josh’s reported behavior is not a violation of his drug program,” Angels president John Carpino told...
Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was involved in a scary looking collision with teammate Howie Kendrick on Thursday night. Fortunately, it appears both players avoided any type of significant injury. Kendrick hit Puig in the throat area with his arm as the two were trying to track down...Read More
Late in the third quarter of Thursday nights game between the Suns and Warriors, former Suns player Leandro Barbosa pulled a move from his bag of tricks that left Stephen Curry feeling the need to break out a little salsa dance. After tracking down the ball deep in the Warriors end of the floor, Barbosa...Read More
By Gordon Dixon This year’s NBA MVP race has been a hotly debated topic with the season rapidly drawing to a close. Stephen Curry and James Harden are the top choices on most people’s list with the difference between the two razor thin. During a recent interview, ESPN analyst and former Warriors head coach, Mark Jackson indicated he would vote for Harden if he had to choose...
Johnny Manziel is scheduled to complete his rehab stint at some point this month, but the Cleveland Browns quarterback will not necessarily be competing for a starting job when he returns to the team. While discussing Cleveland’s quarterback situation on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” earlier this week, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said the Browns...Read More
Billy Donovan nearly made the jump to the NBA eight years ago before changing his mind and returning to Florida, but now it sounds like he is ready to give it a serious go in the association. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday that there is a growing sense among NBA executives that Donovan wants to...Read More
By Larry Brown Shaka Smart has finally decided to leave VCU, and Texas is the school that was able to pry him away from Richmond. Texas AD Steve Patterson met with Smart in Richmond on Thursday and the two sides agreed to a deal that will make the 37-year-old the new coach of the Longhorns. Smart has been the head coach of the Rams since 2009 and has won at least 26 games in every...
The whole “Sauce Castillo” phenomenon has to be one of the best internet stories of the basketball season, and the best part is how much everyone surrounding the Sacramento Kings has embraced the name. For those new to the story, “Sauce Castillo” is the nickname of Kings rookie shooting guard Nik Stauskas. The beauty of...Read More
Golf Digest certainly knows what demographic it is targeting, and that is the male demo that enjoys attractive, sometimes not fully-clothed women. That’s why they put LPGA star Lexi Thompson on the cover of the May edition of their magazine. Thompson is pictured half-naked with full cleavage and the sides of her breasts exposed, with...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Jameis Winston is not the first incredibly talented NFL prospect who has turned teams off with his off-field behavior. And, as such, he is not the first NFL prospect who has been spied on by teams leading up to the draft. Earlier this week, Winston’s quarterback coach revealed that the former Florida State star was told he was secretly shadowed by an NFL...
Former NFL star and current analyst Deion Sanders is not afraid to tell the Twitter world how rich he is, which he proved on Thursday morning when he had an entertaining exchange with his son. Deion Sanders Jr., who is a sophomore wide receiver at SMU, apparently likes to eat a certain type of donut...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made an appearance on the season premiere of “Jim Rome on Showtime” this week, and America’s favorite party animal did not disappoint. For starters, Gronk described his ideal wife by keeping things simple — he wants her to cook, clean, be beautiful and somehow make a lot of cash while staying at home. Rome...
By Steve DelVecchio Carmelo Anthony has not been seen sitting on the New York Knicks bench since he underwent knee surgery six weeks ago. He recently began rehabbing with the team’s training staff and stretching with teammates before games, but there has been no sign of Carmelo at tip-off. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Anthony has not been sitting on the bench...
The relationship between LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt came under further scrutiny on Tuesday, when a report indicated that LeBron is basically calling all of the shots with the Cavs. Not surprisingly, both he and Blatt say that is not entirely true. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said he has observed for months that...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Clay Buchholz will start on opening day for the Boston Red Sox against the Philadelphia Phillies next Monday, but few would argue that the right-hander is an ace. While Buchholz has had stretches of dominance throughout his career, he has been wildly inconsistent. Curt Schilling believes a lot of that has to do with his mentality. During a conference call to...
We all know Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are going to take home a record amount of cash after their May 2 title fight, but some of you may be wondering where the incredible stream of revenue will come from. The answer? Your pockets. Joe Flint of The Wall Street Journal reports that the...Read More
For years, Wrigley Field has been one of the historical institutions of Major League Baseball and a throwback to the old days. From the brick walls to the ivy on the outfield, its old construction and style offered a certain type of charm you could hardly find anywhere else. But after 100 years, they finally...Read More
By Larry Brown When it comes to collectibles, it’s hard to beat owning the bullpen car for your favorite team. But at some point is there too much to pay for such an item? Apparently not for one person. A New York Mets bullpen car sold for $112,500 at a Sotheby’s auction on Wednesday, around four-to-five times what the auction house estimated its worth to be. The car is one...
A skirmish between the Clippers and Blazers broke out Wednesday night after a tussle under the basket between Chris Paul and Chris Kaman. Kaman was fighting with CP3 for a rebound in the third quarter, and the point guard managed to steal the ball away from the much larger center. Kaman, who apparently reacted from...Read More
By Larry Brown Did Gregg Marshall’s agent pull a Jordan Cameron on everyone? About an hour after it was reported that Marshall was planning a trip to Alabama and that the Crimson Tide could pay him nearly $4 million per season, reports said Marshall had reached an agreement to stay at Wichita State. Alabama AD Bill Battle even released a statement saying he had been informed...
By Larry Brown Wichita State is scrambling to come up with the money to retain Gregg Marshall, but their efforts might not be enough to keep the coveted head coach. Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde reports that Marshall has a trip planned to visit Alabama with his family Friday, a sure sign that he is highly interested in their head coaching vacancy. Forde also says the Crimson Tide...
Much like a proper fighter, Kelly Olynyk wasn’t about to let a little shiner keep him from playing in a game. Olynyk took an inadvertent elbow while playing teammate Shavlik Randolph in 1-on-1 at the Celtics’ pregame shootaround Wednesday ahead of their game against the Indiana Pacers. As you can see from the photos, his...Read More
By Larry Brown Gus Malzahn is among the coaches who are not happy about Michigan encroaching on their territory. Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan staff will be assisting at the Prattville Elite Football Camp in June. Prattville is located 75 miles from Auburn’s campus in Alabama. A rule in the SEC prevents programs from running camps outside a 50 mile radius from their campus....
If Wichita State ends up losing basketball coach Gregg Marshall to Alabama or another program, it won’t be for a lack of trying. ESPN’s Andy Katz reports that the Shockers are working on an “enhanced package” to keep Marshall, who is considering a big-money offer from the Crimson Tide. Katz says Marshall’s decision should come...Read More
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