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FIFA officials arrested, to be extradited to US for corruption

By Larry Brown Multiple FIFA officials were arrested at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday and will be extradited to the US to face charges of corruption, The New York Times reports. The officials were in Zurich for their annual meeting. FIFA was expected to re-elect Sepp Blatter as president for a fifth term at the meeting, but this shake-up may change that. Blatter...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa delivers the greatest minute in radio history (Video)

The title says it all. Mike Francesa: elite radio talent. At least this was arguably better than the time he was shocked to learn soccer players kick with both legs. H/T Awful Announcing
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blatt has special message for LeBron

By Larry Brown TNT microphones caught a beautiful message Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt shared with LeBron James towards the end of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. With a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks ensured and the Cavs on their way to the NBA Finals, Blatt reflected on how much LeBron meant to Cleveland and congratulated him for coming home and...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James goes Air Jordan in Game 4 dunk vs. Hawks (Video)

LeBron James added another dunk to his ever-impressive highlight reel with a sensational jam against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night. James got a steal in the first quarter, based to teammate Iman Shumpert, and then Shump gave it right back to LeBron, who was off to...Read More
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq once threatened to murder Kobe Bryant

Shaq and Kobe did not get along despite their eight seasons together on the LA Lakers that included winning three championships. Both Shaq and Kobe are Hall of Famers and among the best players ever, so their massive egos led to regular clashes. Their time together as teammates ended when the Lakers traded Shaq to...Read More
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kaepernick posts insensitive joke about Houston floods

By Steve DelVecchio San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a cringe-worthy lapse in judgment on Tuesday when he made an Instagram post about the deadly floods that have been affecting the Houston area. Kaepernick shared a photo of cars submerged in water and made a reference to a hashtag that he has been using to talk himself up. He quickly deleted the post, but not...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

50 Cent’s boxing company files for bankruptcy

By Larry Brown 50 Cent’s boxing promotional company has filed for bankruptcy, but that does not mean the rapper is exiting the business. According to TMZ, legal papers show 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut court on May 25. 50 Cent’s company recently put on a fight card in Connecticut on May 15. The papers showed the company had debts of between...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Horn: Roger Goodell is the devil

Former NFL receiver Joe Horn is no fan of Roger Goodell, which isn’t too surprising given that that seems to be the popular public sentiment. But Horn had harsher words for the league commissioner than most. In an interview with The Football Girl, Horn spoke negatively about Goodell and called him “the devil.” “I don’t...Read More
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter takes shot at Marlins over management

By Steve DelVecchio The Miami Marlins have gone 2-6 since general manager Dan Jennings took over as the team’s field manager, and already there have been some questions about decisions he has made. The Marlins beat the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday to snap an eight-game losing streak and had a pool party to celebrate. Miami ended up taking two of three from the O’s, but Buck...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

By Steve DelVecchio The Philadelphia Phillies are once again one of the worst teams in baseball, and their general manager has apparently grown tired of the fans for getting on his case about it. When asked on Monday if the team is planning to trade any of its veterans and potentially bring up pitching prospects Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin, Ruben Amaro Jr. was quick to point out...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper: Mike Trout is the best player in baseball

By Steve DelVecchio No player in baseball has come out of the gate hotter than Bryce Harper this season. The Washington Nationals outfielder is hitting .333 with 16 home runs and 41 RBIs. He leads the major leagues with 39 runs, 26 extra-base hits, 40 walks and an OPS of 1.198. Could Harper soon overtake Mike Trout as the best player in the league? The 22-year-old isn’t quite...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Dwight Howard be suspended for hitting Andrew Bogut? (Video)

Dwight Howard received a flagrant 1 for hitting Andrew Bogut in the face area during Game 4 on Monday night. The Houston Rockets center was not ejected, which was somewhat surprising. Any contact above the shoulders is supposed to be an automatic flagrant 2 foul and an ejection. We saw an example of that over...Read More
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski motorboats woman at club (Video)

As expected, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski partied his you-know-what off over the holiday weekend. There was motorboating and everything. TMZ Sports obtained a short clip of Gronk raging in a nightclub in South Carolina. At one point, he buried his face in a woman’s chest and went to town. The woman, who...Read More
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls could cheat Tom Thibodeau out of coaching jobs

By Steve DelVecchio The relationship between Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls front office is not functional, which is why Thibodeau has one foot out the door after leading the team to the postseason each year since he was hired in 2010. Despite that, one would hope the Bulls would part ways with Thibodeau in a professional manner. That might not happen. According to ESPN...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Lil B will attend Game 5 to curse James Harden

The Golden State Warriors were unable to complete a sweep of the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals on Monday, but Bay Area rapper Lil B is planning to help them finish the job in Game 5. .@LILBTHEBASEDGOD will be gracing Oracle Arena with his presence on Wednesday. #TYBG #DubNation — Oracle Arena (@OracleArena)...Read More
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets players got media release about Warriors' sweep

By Steve DelVecchio The Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, perhaps delaying the inevitable in the Western Conference Finals. Still, the Rockets surprised plenty of people by extending the series to a fifth game. That includes the Warriors themselves, who distributed a memo to Rockets players that made reference to Golden State sweeping the series...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Ryan comes up short on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ (Video)

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan threw his name into the “American Ninja Warrior” competition this offseason, and his appearance aired on Monday night. He did about as well as you could expect. Ryan, who is one of the more athletic punters in the league, made it through two obstacles before losing a battle with the...Read More
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley lost at Jenga after Hawks-Cavs game (Video)

And of course you knew how this was going to end… @NBAonTNT #2amJengaTournament pic.twitter.com/hsjr2HTHiz — Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 25, 2015 Late after Saturday’s game between the Hawks and Cavaliers ended, the NBA on TNT crew had some downtime so they decided to play a game. Jenga was the choice. Rachel Nichols, Charles Barkley, and...Read More
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry leaves Game 4 after nasty fall, returns later

By Gordon Dixon The Rockets jumped out to a big lead on the Warriors Sunday night, sending fans at Toyota Center into hysterics. However, the mood suddenly changed during the second quarter. Curry left his feet and awkwardly fell to the ground on his shoulder/back after tumbling over Trevor Ariza. He laid on the floor for several minutes as he was tended to by members of the...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets upset with Warriors for handing out T-shirts to fans in Houston

The Houston Rockets are close to being eliminated from the NBA playoffs and now they’re just taking their frustration out on all targets. They’re even complaining about what the Golden State Warriors are doing with T-shirts. Warriors fans are among the best in all sports and showed up strong in Houston for the Western Conference...Read More
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Round Rock Express stadium under water because of floods

People have died, homes have washed away, and much damage has been caused in Texas and Oklahoma because of record levels of rain in the states. There is flooding throughout several cities and counties in both states, and tons of areas around Austin and surrounding cities have been left unrecognizable. Take a look at Dell...Read More
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray McDonald released by Bears after domestic violence arrest

Ray McDonald’s stint with the Chicago Bears was a short one. The Bears released McDonald on Monday after he was taken into custody by Santa Clara, Calif., police for alleged domestic violence. He is accused of assaulting a woman while she was holding a child, which constitutes potential child endangerment. According to NBC Bay Area,...Read More
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Khris Davis loses then regains home run after challenge (Video)

Khris Davis lost and then regained a home run on Monday after the Milwaukee Brewers successfully challenged a call that the outfielder did not touch home plate when circling the bases in the first inning against the Giants. Your browser does not support iframes. Davis homered in the bottom of the first off Tim Lincecum...Read More
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce reportedly may leave Wizards for Clippers

Paul Pierce is in control of his future, and he may choose to continue playing basketball with a new team. Pierce signed with the Washington Wizards as a free agent last year and had an excellent season with them. He fit in seamlessly as a sixth man off the bench and provided much-needed leadership that...Read More
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Millen leaving ESPN for FOX Sports/Big Ten Network

Good news, fans: you won’t have to hear Matt Millen on ESPN in the future. The bad news is you’ll be seeing him on FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network. Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reported Monday that Millen is leaving ESPN for FOX Sports, which owns 51 percent of Big Ten Network. He...Read More
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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