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The jurors that rendered a guilty verdict in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial say that a controversial defense strategy by the former Patriots tight end’s attorneys backfired. According to The Boston Globe, the jurors said Wednesday that they were surprised Hernandez’s defense team acknowledged the former player was present at the time of Odin Lloyd’s...Read More
Gilbert Arenas is being lambasted by some media outlets who took a clearly trash-talking Instagram post he sent in jest a little too seriously. Arenas posted a photo of a Washington Wizards uniform and began trash talking other Eastern Conference playoff teams on behalf of his former squad. Here’s what he wrote: Im ready…..the #DMV...Read More
By Larry Brown Curtis Granderson remains concerned about the lack of black players in professional baseball. The New York Mets outfielder spoke with “HuffPost Live” on Jackie Robinson Day and said the lack of black players in MLB is “definitely a big problem.” “We consider baseball the American pastime,” said Granderson. “And if it’s going to be the American...
By Steve DelVecchio New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft provided key testimony in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, according to at least one juror who was responsible for determining the former NFL tight end’s fate. Kraft took the stand last month after being called by the prosecution. The main takeaway from his testimony was that Hernandez lied about where he was the night...
At least one of Aaron Hernandez’s former teammates does not seem to agree with Wednesday’s verdict. Brandon Spikes, who played with Hernandez both at the University of Florida and with the New England Patriots, took to Twitter after Hernandez was found guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd and said he is “confused.” IM CONFUSED ABOUT THE...Read More
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday, and his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins immediately burst into tears after hearing the verdict. Jenkins, who had been granted immunity to testify, said very little that could have convicted Hernandez while she was on the stand. It became clear almost...Read More
After five days of deliberations, the jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial has reached a verdict. The former New England Patriots tight end has been found not guilty. The trial proceeded over a six-week period, during which prosecutors tried to prove that Hernandez murdered Odin Lloyd and had his fiancee dispose of the murder...Read More
Rex Ryan has been away from the New York Jets for just over three months, but that was long enough for one of his former players to criticize him for the way he ran the team. Last week, Jets tight end Jace Amaro said there was an “issue” with tardiness under Ryan. Not surprisingly, Rex...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio A judge has ordered V. Stiviano to pay $2.6 million to Shelly Sterling, the wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The ruling stems from a lawsuit that was filed by Shelly roughly one month before Donald’s explosive racist rant was released to the public. The Associated Press reports that Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly money...
Watching Stephen Curry effortlessly drain 3-pointers never gets old. Curry, who could be on his way to winning the NBA MVP award during a year in which he broke the record — his own — for 3-pointers made in a season, seems to never miss in practice. On Tuesday, he set a personal record in...Read More
Charles Barkley is nowhere near as dumb as he sometimes appears to be on TV, but he certainly fit the bill on Tuesday night. Ernie Johnson began reading off some of the playoff seeding scenarios on “Inside the NBA,” and the rest of the crew tried to follow along. That was quite the task for...Read More
Your browser does not support iframes. Nolan Arenado has won two Gold Gloves playing third base for the Colorado Rockies. After seeing the play he made on Tuesday night against the Giants, it’s easy to see why. Arenado ran down a pop up by the left field line in the eighth inning and went full-steam...Read More
By Larry Brown Jameis Winston is making a case for being one of the top quarterback prospects in the last few years, and his Wonderlic test score certainly aids his case. Yahoo Sports reports that Winston scored a 27 on his Wonderlic, which is a very respectable mark for a QB. That is one point shy of the 28 scored by Super Bowl winners Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, and Drew...
By Larry Brown Paul Pierce has embraced his role as a bench player for the Washington Wizards this season, and that is partly because it is such a better experience than what he endured last season. Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets before last season. The three were expected to be extra pieces that would make the Nets a serious...
By Larry Brown Philip Rivers has been the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers for over a decade, but that run with the team may be coming to an end. UT San Diego’s Kevin Acee wrote a column Tuesday arguing that the Chargers should trade Rivers now in order to get a return for him. The QB, who was drafted by the team in 2004, is “dreading a move to L.A.” according to...
Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin both have a desire to renew the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry on the football field after taking the last three years off. The schools first played against each other in football in 1894 and competed every year from 1915-2011, but they took a break after A&M left the Big 12 for...Read More
By Larry Brown Floyd Mayweather is an accused serial woman beater, but he denies assaulting ex-girlfriend Josie Harris during a 2010 incident for which he later went to jail. Mayweather was interviewed by Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric inside his Las Vegas gym ahead of his May fight with Manny Pacquiao, and he intimated that the public holds something against him because...
Say it ain’t so, Yasiel Puig, say it ain’t so. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder did not flip his bat after homering in the fifth inning of Monday’s win over the Seattle Mariners, and he says that is by design. Puig, now in his third season in MLB, says he wants to adapt to the...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is claiming that the broken leg he suffered last week while being arrested in New York City was an injury that was inflicted by police. On Tuesday, Sefolosha released a statement indicating he will be pursuing legal action in the wake of the incident. “On advice of counsel, I hope you can appreciate that I cannot discuss...
Jameis Winston understands that the only way he is going to silence his critics is by staying out of trouble and succeeding at the NFL level, but don’t confuse his arrogance for carelessness. Winston hears what people say about him, and some of it clearly bothers him. In a lengthy feature from Kurt Streeter of...Read More
The MVP race in the NBA is as crowded as ever this year, as the season is just about over and there are a handful of guys who have made a legitimate case for themselves. But the way JR Smith sees it, the award can only go to LeBron James. After LeBron posted another triple-double...Read More
Russell Westbrook has basically kept the Oklahoma City Thunder in playoff contention by himself while Kevin Durant is out with a foot injury, yet the media has found plenty to criticize him about. For example, plenty of people were floored that Westbrook took 43 shots in a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. After...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio By all indications, Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo enjoy each other’s company. The two had breakfast together earlier this season when Rondo was still with the Boston Celtics, which led to some speculation that the Los Angeles Lakers were trying to trade for the star point guard. As we know, Rondo went to the Dallas Mavericks instead. And while his meeting...
By Steve DelVecchio Everyone who is associated with or roots for the Oklahoma City Thunder must also root for the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. But does that make those people Spurs fans? Go ahead and ask Russell Westbrook that question — we dare you. The Thunder can clinch a Western Conference playoff spot on Wednesday night with a win and a Spurs win over the New...
By Steve DelVecchio The Sacramento Kings played their final home game of the season on Monday night, and former Michigan star Nik Stauskas almost went a complete season without falling victim to rookie hazing. The key word there is almost. Stauskas returned to his condo to find that DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Reggie Evans had scattered popcorn throughout his entire place. They...
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