LATEST STORIES FROM LARRY BROWN SPORTS

Brown: Osweiler will have chance to compete for starting job

Quarterback Brock Osweiler may yet have the opportunity to stick with the Cleveland Browns going forward.General manager Sashi Brown praised Osweiler on Wednesday, telling reporters that he will have the chance to compete for the team’s starting job. It may be wise to take this with a grain of salt. It has been reported that the Browns do intend to get rid of Osweiler one way or...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Allegation that Joe Mixon hit girl in high school was recanted

Yet another alleged incident involving former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has given NFL teams reason to be concerned leading up to the NFL Draft.In an appearance on PFT Live Wednesday morning, longtime talent evaluator Gil Brandt revealed that NFL teams have been inquiring about an incident in high school in which Mixon was accused of punching a fellow student who was a female...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry swore off social media for playoffs

Stephen Curry wants his sole focus this postseason to be on winning basketball games, so he is making a lifestyle change that LeBron James has been known to make every year before the playoffs begin.Bye bye for now, Twitter peeps.Curry told Chris Haynes of ESPN.com this week that he has deleted every social media app from his phone so he can avoid “unnecessary distractions.”“When...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Brady skipping White House due to parents' anniversary?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady decided to pass on visiting the White House with his teammates on Wednesday, and a post he shared on social media may have explained why.Shortly after he released a statement saying he had “personal family matters” to tend to, Brady wished his parents a happy anniversary on Instagram and wrote that it is “so special to celebrate together...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony, wife La La reportedly not planning to file for divorce

Carmelo Anthony and his wife La La are seemingly going through a rough patch in their marriage, but they reportedly have no plans to file for divorce.At least not yet.Several sources told Page Six that this is not the first time Carmelo and La La have separated. Rumors of infidelity have surrounded Anthony for years, but the couple has worked things out before and is not ruling out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Pouncey spoke with Hernandez day before suicide

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey may have been one of the last people outside of prison walls to speak with Aaron Hernandez before the former NFL star took his own life.Shortly after news broke on Wednesday morning that Hernandez had committed suicide, Pouncey took to Instagram to express his affection for Hernandez. He also mentioned that he spoke with his former Florida Gators...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez died an innocent man due to legal principle

By committing suicide inside his prison cell early Wednesday morning, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man.At least, that is how the state of Massachusetts will view it.Martin W. Healy, chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association, told Evan Allen of The Boston Globe about a legal principle called “abatement ab initio,” which in layman’s terms means “from the beginning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez's lawyer thinks ex-NFL star was murdered?

One of the attorneys who represented Aaron Hernandez in his most recent murder trial does not believe the former NFL star would take his own life, and the lawyer is planning to investigate the death.Jose Baez, who helped Hernandez get acquitted just days ago of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub back in 2012, has launched an investigation on behalf of Hernandez’s family...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez's agent, former teammate: No way ex-TE killed himself

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on Wednesday morning, and two people who knew him well refuse to believe that the former NFL star took his own life.Hernandez’s agent, Brian Murphy, acknowledged that his former client had made mistakes but said there is “absolutely no chance” Hernandez would commit suicide. At least one of Hernandez’s former teammates shares the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Brady skipping White House visit due to 'family matters'

A lot has been made over the past year of Tom Brady’s seemingly close relationship close relationship with Donald Trump, and the New England Patriots quarterback is not going to give reporters an opportunity to ask him about it in Washington, D.C.With the Patriots set to visit the White House on Wednesday to be recognized for winning Super Bowl LI, Brady announced in a statement...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL players react to news of Hernandez’s suicide

The tragic story of Aaron Hernandez came to an end Wednesday morning when the former NFL star committed suicide in his prison cell. As you might expect, the news drew a mixed reaction from players across the National Football League.Current and former players — some of whom played at the same time as Hernandez — took to Twitter to express their thoughts. Just days ago, Hernandez...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez was not on suicide watch, did not leave note

Aaron Hernandez gave no indication that he was suicidal before he hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, according to Department of Correction officials.DOC spokesman Christopher Fallon told the Boston Globe that Hernandez was not on suicide watch because he had given jail officers no reason to believe he intended to harm himself.“If he had made any kind of statement...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison early Wednesday morning.According to a statement from the Department of Correction, Hernandez used a bed sheet to hang himself.“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement said, via the Boston Globe. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Umpire CB Bucknor faces backlash for terrible call

Umpire CB Bucknor faced some backlash on Tuesday night after making a horrendous call to give the Atlanta Braves a second chance against the Washington Nationals.Chase d’Arnaud was up for the Braves with the bases loaded and two outs in the 9th, with his team trailing 3-1. Facing a 1-2 count, d’Arnaud swung and clearly missed a pitch that bounced in the dirt. Possibly because the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart flips fan the bird during Game 2 (Video)

Marcus Smart was caught flipping a fan the bird during the Boston Celtics’ 111-97 Game 2 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. After missing a shot during the game, Smart may have been heckled, leading him to flip the bird at a fan and point at the person while heading back on defense: A close-up shows he indeed stuck out his middle finger: Smart shot 6-for-11 in the game and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Conley buys 500 playoff tickets to give away to fans

The Grizzlies are returning to Memphis for Game 3 of their playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs, and there will be a few hundred fans attending the game at FedEx Forum courtesy of Mike Conley. The Grizzlies point guard purchased 500 tickets to Thursday's game against the Spurs that he is giving away to fans. According to a release by the team, Conley will give the tickets away...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Five surprise MLB players off to great starts

There are some pretty standard names if you look near the top of the MLB statistical leaderboards two weeks into the season. Bryce Harper, Ryan Braun, Francisco Lindor, and Freddie Freeman are all pretty big stars who have gotten off to good starts.However, there are a few other names on that list who, at first glance, don’t seem to belong in the same category as those star players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley responds to critics of his Isaiah Thomas comments

Charles Barkley used the first part of “Inside the NBA” on TNT Tuesday to address a matter for which he believes he was unfairly criticized.TNT on Sunday focused on the difficult matter of Isaiah Thomas playing in the playoffs a day after his younger sister died in a car accident. They showed footage of him crying before the game, which conveyed Thomas' emotional experience prior...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Jake Diekman suggests minimum salary for suspended PED users

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended on Tuesday for the positive test of a banned substance. Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman suggested a punishment that is different than ones stated under MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement. Because it is his first positive test, Marte received an 80-game suspension. A second would result in a 162-game suspension and a third carries a lifetime ban...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Rondo hoping Bulls pick up his option for next season

It may have seemed ridiculous just a few months ago, but Rajon Rondo wants to stay with the Chicago Bulls beyond this season.Speaking before the Bulls played the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday, the four-time All-Star point guard said he hopes he gets his team option picked up for next season, even if Dwyane Wade opt out, per K.C. Johnson of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig defends Latinos who celebrate

Yasiel Puig has often been criticized for his celebratory methods since joining MLB in 2013.Puig comes from Cuba, where celebrations such as his outlandish bat flips are a big part of the game. There is a culture clash when many of these players come to play baseball in America, because American players consider such actions disrespectful.In an article written by Puig that was published...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Williams: Player asked at combine how he would kill someone

The NFL combine is notorious for putting players through rigorous testing — both physically and mentally. In addition to being measured, working out, and doing drills, players also are interviewed at the combine, where they are subjected to a slew of odd questions.Former Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams, who is expected to be one of the top wideouts taken in the draft, joined...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett has bitterness towards Timberwolves owner

Despite playing 14 of his 21 NBA seasons with the Timberwolves and retiring with them last summer, Kevin Garnett isn’t particularly pleased with the way that his time in Minnesota ended.In an interview with Adi Joseph of For The Win that ran on Tuesday, the 15-time All-Star revealed that there was talk under former head coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin has removed ping pong tables from Jaguars’ locker room

Tom Coughlin was known as a no-nonsense coach who lived by the mantra “If you’re on time, you’re late.” It’s no surprise that he’s brought the same attitude to Jacksonville, where he’s now serving in a front office role.The team’s first coach in franchise history is back as VP of Football Operations, and Coughlin has already removed some distractions from the locker room, including...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz reignites Lonzo Ball rivalry

Top prospects Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball continue to lob grenades at each other in the media.On Tuesday, it was Fultz’s turn to respond to Ball’s recent claim that he was the better player of the two.“I have a lot of respect for him, and he’s supposed to say that. Anyone that’s your competitor is going to think that they’re better,” said Fultz, per ESPN. “To me, it was just funny...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Larry Brown Sports
An entertaining sports site featuring humorous pictures, funny videos and GIFs, witty sarcasm, news and expert opinions.
Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker