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Bettor wins nearly $50,000 on $1 UFC parlay

By Steve DelVecchio Hardcore UFC fans who missed the live broadcast of UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil on Sunday were likely stunned when they looked over the results. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Edson Barboza were defeated on a night that was loaded with upsets, as 10 betting favorites lost their fights. That resulted in a huge payday for one savvy gambler. The sports gambling...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady reportedly wants to go into movies after football

Tom Brady does not plan to retire from football any time too soon, but when he does hang up the cleats, a career in Hollywood could follow. According to The Boston Herald, Star Magazine reports that Brady is eyeing a career in the movies after he’s done with football. “At 37, Tom knows he only...Read More
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: Winning only one MVP award bothers me

By Larry Brown Kobe Bryant is in the discussion for greatest NBA players in history, yet he has only won one MVP award. That is one of the more shocking statistics when it comes to the greats of the game.  Bryant has finished in the top five in MVP voting 11 times, including his win in 2008. Kobe joined “The Grantland Basketball Hour” on Sunday and talked about his lack...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Peterson's agent, Vikings official had altercation

By Steve DelVecchio The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings could be going south in a hurry, and an event that reportedly took place at the NFL Scouting Combine last week may have been proof of that. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, got into a heated verbal altercation with Vikings vice president of football...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton: Name change has nothing to do with new chapter

By Steve DelVecchio Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton — excuse me, Melvin Upton Jr. — will be looking to turn over a new leaf when the 2015 season begins. That is not why he is ditching the name B.J. Over the weekend, Upton announced that he would like to be referred to as Melvin Upton Jr. going forward. Melvin is B.J.’s birth name. His father’s nickname is “Bossman”...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett throws his teammates' phones in the toilet?

By Steve DelVecchio Kevin Garnett has always been one of the most intense players in the NBA. While KG has returned home to a terrible Minnesota Timberwolves team that basically has nothing to play for, that doesn’t mean he will settle for a loose locker room environment. Minnesota’s younger players have apparently been warned of this. Over the weekend, Timberwolves coach Flip...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Byron Jones destroys broad jump record at Combine

By Steve DelVecchio UConn cornerback Byron Jones is not one of the best defensive back prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft class, but he may become a household name after he shattered the broad jump record at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday. Jones had a 12-foot, 3-inch broad jump, easily surpassing New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins’ Combine record of 11 feet, 7 inches...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mettenberger believes he can beat out Jameis, Mariota

By Steve DelVecchio The Tennessee Titans already have a promising young quarterback on their roster. Zach Mettenberger, a former LSU star who tumbled down draft boards last year after he suffered a knee injury, was taken by the Titans in the sixth round. Will that stop the team from drafting either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? The Titans currently hold the No. 2 overall pick...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada

By Steve DelVecchio The Boston Red Sox have reportedly signed 19-year-old Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the deal is worth somewhere in the $30 million range — at least for what Moncada will be making. As we previously noted, signing Moncada was expected to cost a team somewhere in the $80 million range. Due to tax rules involving the signing...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Jones was previously in bar fight, quit the team

By Steve DelVecchio Senior guard Chris Jones was dismissed from the Louisville program over the weekend. The team made the announcement official on Sunday afternoon. If you believe one report about Jones’ behavior off the court, you should not be surprised. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Jones briefly quit the team a few months ago and was also involved in a fight at...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska coach bans players from their own locker room

By Steve DelVecchio The Nebraska men’s basketball team was ranked in the top 25 in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll before the 2014-2015 season began. It appears the Cornhuskers were extremely overrated. Losers of their last five games, the Huskers have dropped to below .500 (13-14) for the first time this season. Head coach Tim Miles was disgusted with his team...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM apologizes to Ryan Howard for critical remarks

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro spoke with Ryan Howard recently to apologize for comments he made earlier in the offseason about the struggling first baseman. Back in December, Amaro, who was trying to trade Howard, said on the radio that he told Howard the team would be better off without him. “We’ve talked to Ryan. And I told him that in our situation it would probably bode better...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

By Larry Brown JaMarcus Russell has gone down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and stories like this really help explain why. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen joined “The Afternoon Delight with John Lund & Greg Papa” on 95.7 The Game Friday to talk about some of the current draft prospects. During the conversation, Millen, who was terrible as a GM, was asked...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Bartha gets weird in interview with Jill Martin (Video)

Actor Justin Bartha of “The Hangover” fame got just a little weird during an interview with MSG’s Jill Martin Sunday. Martin interviewed Bartha for her “A New York Minute” segment and things immediately got a little cozy when Bartha put his arm around the reporter. After a question or two about Oscars and movies, Bartha...Read More
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Playing for Cavs is 'much easier' than Knicks

By Larry Brown J.R. Smith is enjoying a rebirth in Cleveland across the board. Since being traded, the Cavs have won 16 of 18 games. Smith’s field goal percentage is up, his turnovers are down, his steals are up, and his team is winning. Perhaps the fresh start has renewed his interest in the game and playing for a winning team has allowed him to be more of a team player. But...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton ditching his nickname for the 2015 season

By Steve DelVecchio The Atlanta Braves would love to unload outfielder B.J. Upton in the wake of two horrendous seasons. Instead, the team will have to settle for a change in identity from the 30-year-old. Upton, who has batted an abysmal .196 since the Braves signed him in 2013, has announced that he will be going by his full name in 2015 rather than his nickname. B.J. Upton...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston impresses NFL teams with his football IQ

By Steve DelVecchio Jameis Winston has made his fair share of boneheaded decisions off the football field, but that apparently takes nothing away from his knowledge of the game. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, at least one unnamed team official was blown away by Winston’s football IQ at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday. “I think he’s probably the smartest...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston's accuser believes she was drugged

By Steve DelVecchio The woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape more than two years ago revealed her identity in a new documentary called “The Hunting Ground,” which dives into the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. In addition to maintaining that she was raped, Erica Kinsman also suspects she was drugged. According to Marissa Payne of The Washington Post, Kinsman...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets engaged to beauty queen girlfriend

By Larry Brown Michael Phelps is officially off the market. The 18-time gold medalist swimmer announced on social media early Sunday morning that he and girlfriend Nicole Johnson had gotten engaged. “She said yes,” Phelps wrote on Twitter and Instagram as the caption for a photo of them together in the snow. Johnson seemed equally ecstatic, writing on Instagram, “I...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jarell Martin does between-the-legs dunk during game (Video)

During the NBA’s all-star weekend, Zach LaVine left the crowd at Barclays Center stunned with an impressive array of dunks to win the slam dunk contest. For his first dunk, the Timberwolves rookie went between his legs and earned a perfect score of 50 for his efforts. On Saturday, Jarell Martin did a dunk of...Read More
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Marshawn Lynch has new big-money deal in place from Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch reportedly has been contemplating retirement, but if he decides to continue playing, the Seahawks are going to make it worth his while. According to a report from Yahoo’s Rand Getlin, the Seahawks have offered Lynch a deal that would pay him between $11 and 12 million in the first year and $9 million...Read More
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson reportedly wants to play for Cowboys

By Larry Brown Texas native Adrian Peterson has long expressed a desire to play for the Dallas Cowboys, and apparently the Minnesota Vikings know he wants to have the iconic star on his helmet next season. Bleacher Report insider Jason Cole reports that Peterson wants to go to Dallas and that the Vikings are aware of his wish. However, Cole says the Vikings do not want to trade...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Connelly says Ty Lawson ‘needs to grow up’

Since being drafted 18th overall in 2009, Ty Lawson has spent his entire NBA career with the Nuggets. On the court, he’s developed into one of the better point guards in the league. He finished last season tied for second in assists with 8.8 per game and is currently tied for first this season with...Read More
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC pays tribute to Dean Smith with 'four corners' offense

By Gordon Dixon During his legendary coaching career, Dean Smith turned the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program into one of the most storied in college basketball. While many will remember Smith for sending Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and a host of other household names into the NBA, his use of the “four corners offense” became one of his staples. With...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston in 40-yard dash

By Steve DelVecchio Marcus Mariota ran one of the most impressive 40-yard dashes you will ever see from a quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, posting an unofficial time of 4.52. Jameis Winston? Not so much. Winston, who is not really known for his speed, ran a 4.97. To give you some perspective, Peyton Manning ran a 4.80 when he was in college. Tom Brady was...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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