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Yasmani Grandal complains about umps' strike zone after no-hitter

By Larry Brown. The Los Angeles Dodgers were no-hit by Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers in a 3-0 loss at Minute Maid Park on Friday night, a game after they were two-hit in a loss to the Oakland A’s. Fiers walked three batters — one in each of the first three innings — before retiring the final 21 in a row. The guy carved up the Dodgers’ lineup, striking out 10 while...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Ware calls stubbing your toe ‘one of the worst pains ever’

By Darryn Albert. Much like Pink Floyd and concept albums or Arnold Schwarzenegger and cheesy one-liners, former Louisville guard Kevin Ware knows a thing or two about pain. You might remember the gruesome compound fracture that the 22-year-old suffered in an Elite Eight game against Duke in 2013. Well, apparently Ware himself, now a Georgia State Panther, briefly forgot about...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Briles might not be lying, but he still was wrong

Art Briles might not be lying about what he was told by Chris Petersen regarding Sam Ukwuachu, but that does not even come close to absolving him from his handling of the convicted rapist. Briles and Petersen were engaged in a he said/she said battle on Friday as both tried to distance themselves from Ukwuachu. Ukwuachu was kicked off the team at Boise State in May 2013, months...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Signed photos of Mets' Wilmer Flores crying sell out

By Darryn Albert. In a shocking and raw display of emotion that nearly made Tom Hanks keel over, Mets infielder Wilmer Flores openly wept on the field during a game last July thinking that he had been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. Then, the proposed deal fell apart a few hours later, Flores remained a Met, clubbed an unforgettable walkoff home run against the Nationals two...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Nash to produce film about 1980s Dallas ecstasy scene

    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has only been officially retired for a few months, and he’s already partaking in some rather interesting ventures. According to a Thursday feature by Dave McNary of Variety, the 41-year-old has officially signed on as an executive producer for an upcoming independent film about 1980s Dallas. The movie will reportedly focus on the Dallas party...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Ukwuachu sentenced in sexual assault case

By Larry Brown Baylor defensive lineman Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation after being found guilty Thursday of second-degree sexual assault for raping a fellow student two years ago. Ukwuachu, who already graduated from Baylor in May, received a slightly harsher penalty from the judge than what the jury recommended. The jury recommended...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey 'on board' with Mets skipping his turn in rotation

by Larry Brown Get ready for a potential controversy in the Big Apple. The New York Mets announced on Friday that they will skip Matt Harvey’s next turn in the rotation in order to keep his innings down. The pitcher says he is “on board” with the decision. “The innings are adding up — we have kind of been discussing that the whole time. I told them I was completely...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tate ‘extremely disappointed’ not to get fight with Rousey

By Larry Brown Miesha Tate posted a statement on Instagram Friday to express her disappointment with not getting a title shot against Ronda Rousey. The UFC announced Friday that former boxer/kickboxer Holly Holm would be receiving the next crack at Rousey, leaving Tate disappointed. “I am extremely disappointed how all the events unfolded this morning regarding news that I...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Sam reconnecting with his roots after leaving CFL

By Larry Brown. Michael Sam is taking some time to reconnect with his roots after leaving the CFL last week. Sam announced last week that he was going to be leaving the Montreal Alouettes, a week after making his debut for the CFL team. Sam had previously taken a leave from the team before returning, but last week he decided to leave for good to protect his mental health. In an...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Embiid might not be ready for start of 2016-17 season

By Larry Brown Joel Embiid already missed his entire rookie season and is set to miss the upcoming season. What’s crazy is that he might not even be ready for the start of what would be his third season since being drafted. Reporter Keith Pompey said in a video posted to the Philly Inquirer’s website that the Philadelphia 76ers would like to see Embiid back in Oct. 2016...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Petersen: Briles knew about Ukwuachu’s history of violence

By Steve DelVecchio Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a former Baylor soccer player in October 2013. Bears head coach Art Briles told reporters this week that he was unaware of Ukwuachu’s history of violence. Chris Petersen, who coached Ukwuachu at Boise State before he transferred to Baylor, says Briles is a liar. In a statement...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon rips Belichick: ‘He lied right to my face’

By Steve DelVecchio Jim McMahon played for Bill Belichick for a very brief period of time toward the end of the former NFL quarterback’s career. That was long enough for McMahon to develop a hatred for the New England Patriots head coach. During an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” on Friday, McMahon was asked if he cares about the Deflategate scandal at all. He took...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Colts still sweep Patriots’ visiting locker room for bugs

Peyton Manning used to worry that the New England Patriots were spying on him when he visited Gillette Stadium as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Apparently that paranoia is shared throughout the entire organization to this day. According to Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com, the Colts still sweep the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium to see if it has been bugged. I don't know...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant calls out ‘sucky writer’ who implied he started practice fight

Dez Bryant found himself at the center of a massive practice brawl earlier this week between the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams. Does that mean Bryant started the fight? At least one local beat writer seems to think he was responsible. In his Friday column, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News wondered out loud if the “passion” Bryant has been lauded for is becoming an...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey to fight Holly Holm next

Ronda Rousey announced on Friday morning that her next fight will be against former boxing champion Holly Holm. Rousey praised Holm for her long list of accomplishments during an appearance on “Good Morning America.” “January 2nd I’ll be fighting Holly Holm, who is actually the most decorated striker we have in all of Mixed Martial Arts,” the UFC women’s bantamweight...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pettine: Manziel not taking starting job from McCown

By Steve DelVecchio Johnny Manziel was clearly the best quarterback on the Cleveland Browns roster Thursday night, but that does not mean he is inching closer to earning a starting role. Manziel was one of very few players who shined in an ugly 11-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He completed 10-of-18 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown, including an 11-play, 96-yard drive that...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins player: How do you keep sending RG3 out there?

By Steve DelVecchio Robert Griffin III took an absolute beating in a preseason win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. RG3 left the game after taking multiple vicious hits, and it was later revealed that he sustained a concussion. It is unclear how long Griffin will be out, though Redskins coach Jay Gruden said RG3 — who also suffered a shoulder stinger — is still the...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodney Harrison to Dungy: Manning stinks in playoffs

By Steve DelVecchio Rodney Harrison has a very simple explanation for why his New England Patriots were able to defeat Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs multiple times, and it has nothing to do with illegally spying on the opposing team. On Thursday, former Colts coach Tony Dungy confirmed that Manning used to be suspicious of the Patriots bugging the...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcell Ozuna home run lands on top of foul pole (Video)

Marcell Ozuna homered for the second consecutive game on Thursday. The one he hit on Wednesday, against the Brewers, was over the center field wall. Thursday’s blast had a decidedly different landing place. In the bottom half of the second inning, Ozuna turned on the first pitch he saw from Jerome Williams and pulled it down the left field line. The ball was hit high enough that...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: RG3 destroyed by Lions in preseason game

By Larry Brown Robert Griffin III may fancy himself the best quarterback in the NFL, but he sure as heck didn’t look like it on Thursday night while constantly peeling himself off the turf at FedEx Field. Griffin looked gun shy as he was consistently battered by the Detroit Lions in Washington’s second preseason game. He was hit six times on eight dropbacks, sacked three...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cromartie shrugs off getting continuously burned by Decker

By Gordon Dixon For established veterans, training camp is less about proving themselves and more about shaking off the rust and not getting hurt. Ten year veteran Antonio Cromartie certainly falls into that category. However, it sounds as though he has been chasing down Erick Decker quite frequently in practices thus far. Decker has, apparently, been burning Cromartie on a...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ricardo Mayorga accuses Don King of stealing $21M from him

By Larry Brown Don King is up to his old shenanigans again, and Ricardo Mayorga is having none of it. Mayorga is set to fight Shane Mosley at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Aug. 29, but King is trying to intercede. The infamous boxing promoter filed a motion in Florida to block the fight, arguing that Mayorga is still under contract with him. Mayorga, who retired after losing...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Mitchell blasts Robert Griffin III over recent comments (Video)

Earlier this week, Robert Griffin III found his name in the news because of comments he made during an interview where he expressed the feeling he is the best quarterback in the NFL. Given his play last season, and that he was benched for Colt McCoy, it’s not surprising Griffin’s remarks caught the attention of many. Former Redskins player Brian Mitchell is among those who...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mirotic dismisses reports of friction between Rose and Butler

By Larry Brown All the rumors about friction between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler apparently are overblown. At least that’s what Nikola Mirotic says. Mirotic, a 24-year-old forward who came over from Europe and played in a reserve role for the Chicago Bulls last season, told Hoops Hype that the two Bulls stars have a “very good” relationship. “Actually, I’m surprised...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Le Batard likely to replace Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio

Dan Le Batard is likely to get the nod as the replacement for Colin Cowherd’s coveted time slot on ESPN Radio. Cowherd has left ESPN for FOX Sports, and the four-letter network is testing out a variety of potential replacements in the meantime. It appears their desire is to have the Miami-based Le Batard fill the spot. Le Batard, who already hosts “Highly Questionable” on TV...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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