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Bill Simmons suspended three weeks by ESPN for Roger Goodell comments

Bill Simmons went off on Roger Goodell earlier this week and dared ESPN to reprimand him for it. He got what he asked for without even having to issue a double dare. ESPN announced on Wednesday that Simmons has been suspended three weeks for not meeting the network’s criteria for “journalistic standards.” “Every employee must […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kobe Bryant trained harder than Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was renowned for his legendary work ethic, but Phil Jackson says Kobe Bryant even surpassed the Chicago Bulls great in terms of training. Jackson, now the president of the New York Knicks, did a lengthy Q&A with the New York Post. Jackson talked about why he took the job, how he thinks players will fit in with the team, and how good he thinks the Knicks can be...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson takes shot at Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell lawsuit

Team USA is entering the Ryder Cup on Friday as a heavy underdog against Team Europe. There is plenty of star power on both sides, but most feel the Europeans have a better shot to win with a squad that is anchored by four of the world’s top six players. Some have also speculated that […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Benches clear during White Sox-Tigers game

Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared during Wednesday’s game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers after Chris Sale hit Victor Martinez with a pitch in the sixth inning. The plunking came after Sale appeared to accuse Martinez and the Tigers of stealing signs. As you can see from the video above, […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ward Jr. was under influence of marijuana when Tony Stewart hit and killed him

A grand jury ruled on Wednesday that Tony Stewart will not be charged in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. One of the reasons Stewart will not face charges could be that Ward was reportedly under the influence of marijuana the night Stewart hit and killed him. According to The Associated Press, District Attorney Michael […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State served crab legs to recruits at Clemson game

Like any other powerhouse football program would have done, Florida State gave its top recruits the royal treatment when they visited Tallahassee last weekend to watch the Seminoles take on Clemson. According to offensive line recruit Matthew Burrell, the team treated prospective players to a gourmet spread at halftime that included — wait for it […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Saban rips media for criticizing Lane Kiffin hire

Through his first four games as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, it looks like Lane Kiffin was a great hire. The Tide are throwing the ball more than they did in past seasons and look more rounded on offense. They rank 12th in the nation with 335.8 passing yards per game after finishing the 2013 season ranked […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Sun apologizes for calling Jordan Subban ‘dark guy in the middle’

The Vancouver Sun issued an apology on Wednesday morning after publishing a photo on Tuesday night that referred to Canucks defenseman Jordan Subban as the “dark guy in the middle.” The caption, which was written by a photo service, also appeared on the Province website for a brief time. The photo showed Subban — the […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN admits to paraphrasing text messages between Ray Rice and Steve Bisciotti

When ESPN’s Outside the Lines released its bombshell report that exposed the Baltimore Ravens for allegedly covering up the Ray Rice elevator video, one of the most interesting chunks of information involved some text messages that team owner Steve Bisciotti sent to Rice after releasing him. The general idea of Bisciotti’s offer to Rice was […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants boycotting reporter Andrew Baggarly after he wrote about clubhouse argument

Andrew Baggarly has covered the San Francisco Giants for the past decade, but the team is currently doing its best to prevent him from doing so now. The Giants, who are currently tied for the lead in the wild card race, have apparently decided to freeze Baggarly out because the players are angry over something he wrote. According to Henry Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Morris Claiborne angrily stormed out of Cowboys facility after demotion

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne returned to the team’s facility on Wednesday morning after he angrily stormed out of practice the day before. Claiborne abruptly left the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch training facility on Tuesday after he was informed that he is losing his starting job. Claiborne, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 draft, […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Would Jim Harbaugh leave the 49ers for Michigan?

The San Francisco 49ers are off to a rough start in 2014. So are the Michigan Wolverines. What does one team have to do with the other? Jim Harbaugh. While the Niners’ brass has repeatedly denied that there is any friction between the team’s front office and its head coach, there has to be a reason Harbaugh has not yet signed an extension that will keep him in San Francisco...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Winston accuser reportedly wanted $7 million to go away

Jameis Winston’s lawyer wrote in a recent letter to Florida State University that the woman who claimed she was raped by Winston offered to settle out of court for $7 million. According to TMZ, the alleged victim’s lawyer, Patricia Carroll, demanded $7 million to settle her client’s claims against Winston and FSU and vowed that […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy blames Yasiel Puig for bench-clearing incident

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was interviewed by ESPN’s Buster Olney during Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers and pinned the blame for a first inning bench-clearing incident on Yasiel Puig. Puig was hit by a Madison Bumgarner pitch and looked out at the mound afterwards, leading to some tension between the two and benches to clear. “Well you know there’s a...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky pregnant – shows off big baby bump

Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson are about to start a family, because the young woman announced on Instagram Tuesday that she is pregnant. Based on the photo she shared, Paulina seems to be pretty far along in her pregnancy.
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig hit by Madison Bumgarner; benches clear (Video)

Yasiel Puig was hit in the foot by a Madison Bumgarner pitch in the first inning of Tuesday’s Dodgers-Giants game, leading to the benches clearing. Bumgarner hitting Puig in his first at-bat of the game seemed to be intentional and as part of a continuing beef between the two; in May, Bumgarner had words for […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hope Solo comments on nude photos, domestic violence allegations

Hope Solo has been in headlines the past month for terrible reasons. The US Women’s National Team soccer goalie was one of the celebrities whose private photos were hacked and posted on the internet this week and over Labor Day weekend. In that case, she was a victim of thieves who stole her privacy. In […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars created ‘standing encouraged’ sections at EverBank Field

The Jacksonville Jaguars made a conscious effort to improve the fan experience at their home stadium, EverBank Field. More than $60 million was spent on improvements that include two new scoreboards and poolside cabanas. While the franchise has taken steps to increase the level of enjoyment Jaguars fans have while attending home games, it has also requested a curtailment of one...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Tannehill reportedly will start for Dolphins in Week 4

Ryan Tannehill is set to start in Week 4 for the Miami Dolphins despite head coach Joe Philbin playing coy with the media this week, according to reports. NFL Network reporter Jeff Darlington, who has ties to the Dolphins organization going back to his days with The Miami Herald, tweeted the following on Tuesday: While […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Week 4 expert picks against the spread – Del’s picks

You hear that? That’s the sound of Del finally arriving for the 2014 NFL season. After two abysmal weeks to start off the year, Del finally got back on track last week by going 10-6 against the spread. More importantly, we were a perfect 3-0 in locks of the week and Doc and Del were […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Showtime: Oscar De La Hoya was ‘deceitful’ in Canelo Alvarez negotiations

A Showtime boxing executive says Oscar De La Hoya was “deceitful” in his negotiations with the network regarding boxer Canelo Alvarez, who instead signed a big deal with rival network HBO. Oscar’s Golden Boy Promotions on Tuesday announced Alvarez’s new partnership with HBO. Canelo, like many of Golden Boy’s fighters, had been fighting on Showtime […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mighty Ducks 2 reunion looked awesome

On Sunday in Brentwood, Calif., something awesome happened. Several cast members from the lovable children’s hockey movie “Mighty Ducks 2″ got together for a reunion, bringing back oh so many great memories for them and us. Although the film only grossed around $45 million at the box office, it became a cult classic within the […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett felt ‘disrespected’ by Rex Ryan

The Chicago Bears have arguably the NFL’s best wide receiver tandem in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. They also have a tight end who is proving he can be a threat, and that tight end would appreciate it if Rex Ryan would show him a little recognition. After Chicago’s win over the New York Jets on Monday night, Martellus Bennett said he felt “disrespected” by Ryan for...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics owner: Rajon Rondo is stubborn, possibly uncoachable

Rajon Rondo is a strong-willed, hard-headed basketball player who is not easy to coach. That is considered common knowledge. It just sounds a little different when an owner says it. Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck was a guest on WBZ-TV’s “Sports Final Overtime” Sunday and talked about Rondo as a player. He says he wants Rondo to remain with the team in the future and praised...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamarr Houston says Colin Kaepernick did use N-word

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick denied using racially-charged language after he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during his team’s loss to the Chicago Bears last week. At first, Bears defensive lineman Lamarr Houston defended Kaepernick and said he didn’t hear anything inappropriate. After being flagged for something similar on Monday night, Houston changed his […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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