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Stephen A. Smith: Mark Jackson deserves more credit than Luke Walton

Stephen A. Smith went on a massive rant on his radio show about how Mark Jackson is the forgotten man amid the Golden Warriors’ success and how the team’s former coach deserves so much more credit than he is receiving. But he didn’t just stop at saying Jackson deserves credit and recognition; he went so far as to say Jackson deserves more credit than Steve Kerr or Luke Walton...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bart Scott hid in bathroom during free agent visit with Browns (Video)

Bart Scott spent 11 seasons in NFL, seven with the Ravens and four with the Jets. Back in 2005, Scott had the opportunity to test the market as a free agent and, as expected, he did just that. He ultimately returned to the Ravens, signing a three-year extension. How that happened has a great story behind it. Scott scheduled a meeting with the Browns, who were hoping to land the...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kirby Smart reportedly will coach Alabama through playoffs

Kirby Smart is going to be an Alabama opponent before long, but he may not be leaving the Crimson Tide behind just yet. Alabama color commentator Phil Savage said on the radio Thursday that he has heard Smart will remain with the Tide for the rest of the season if they make the playoffs. “All indicated that Kirby Smart will stay on with Alabama through the bowl game/playoff,...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton supports Barry Bonds as Marlins hitting coach

If the Miami Marlins are serious about hiring Barry Bonds as a hitting coach, it’s good to know that their top player supports the move. Giancarlo Stanton joined TMZ Sports for an interview and was asked what he thought about his Marlins considering hiring Bonds. “It’s all about the bottom line. Controversies aside, the man was a genius,” Stanton said of Bonds. “For that...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant get black mamba named after him at Zoo Atlanta

For some years now, Kobe Bryant has embraced the The Black Mamba nickname. He’s rocked shoes with snakesin on them and reportedly even hisses like the dangerous snake when he wants the ball. Speaking of snakes, Bryant will now have one named after him. On Friday, the Lakers will be in Atlanta to face the Hawks. To honor Bryant, the Hawks have teamed up with Zoo Atlanta, who will...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather has pet tiger, goes full Mike Tyson

You can now welcome Floyd Mayweather to the world of exotic pet ownership. Mayweather took a trip to Russia this week and apparently received quite the gift. He announced on Instagram that his new friends in Russia gifted him a two-month-old Indian tiger. I want to thank my family @themoneyteamrussia here in Moscow, Russia for the hospitality & my early Christmas...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Gina Carano goes public with new boyfriend Kevin Ross

Gina Carano and her new boyfriend Kevin Ross went public Thursday in announcing their relationship. Ross announced the relationship on his Instagram page, saying he finally felt comfortable sharing the news after they kept it quiet for six months: “I’ve been debating on whether or not to post this is as I hardly ever, ok never, post anything about my personal life but I just...
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Report: Will Muschamp a candidate for South Carolina job

Will Muschamp is a candidate for the vacant head coaching position at South Carolina, according to a report. Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that Muschamp and the Gamecocks have already had informal discussions about the job, with a formal interview likely later in the week. ESPN’s Joe Schad reported that Greg Schiano and Rich Rodriguez are also candidates. Most of the talk...
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Tyrann Mathieu still motivated by media draft snub

Tyrann Mathieu is still carrying a chip on his shoulder over a media outlet snubbing him when it came to the NFL Draft two years ago. Mathieu was a controversial figure coming out of college. He was kicked off the team at LSU prior to the 2012 season due to marijuana use and missed the year of college football, putting his draft stock in jeopardy. He even went to jail and said he...
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Davidson won’t retire Stephen Curry’s number until he graduates

Stephen Curry is the most high-profile basketball player Davidson has ever produced. He holds many school records and led the team to the Elite Eight in 2008. Retiring his number 30 seems like a foregone conclusion, right? Well, as it turns out, Davidson has a policy that they will not retire a jersey number if the player has not graduated from the school. The school isn’t willing...
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Amateur boxer allegedly shot rival because he couldn’t beat him

An amateur boxer in Florida allegedly shot and killed a longtime rival because he couldn’t beat him in a fight. 24-year-old Darrell Telisme shot and killed 23-year-old Stan Stanisclasse early Thanksgiving morning because he resented the fact that Stanisclasse was better, stronger, and beat him in every fight they had, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The two men had reportedly...
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Jim Rome’s racehorse Shared Belief dies after colic surgery

Shared Belief, the champion racehorse owned by sports media personality Jim Rome, died on Wednesday, Rome’s racing group announced. Shared Belief was a four-year-old horse who had enjoyed tremendous success in the racing world. The gelding won his first eight races before losing at the Breeders Cup last year. He had posted a victory over 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady forced to wear Ohio State shirt after losing bet

Tom Brady made an ill-fated bet on the Michigan-Ohio State game, and he had to pay the price on Thursday. After Ohio State’s emphatic victory, Brady was forced to wear an Ohio State shirt by teammate and Ohio State alum Nate Ebner, and he did not enjoy it very much. Tom Brady cruises through the Patriots locker room wearing an Ohio State t-shirt. His Wolverines lost to Nate Ebner...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 13 expert NFL Picks against the spread – Del’s selections

After another winning week (9-7) against the spread, Del has established a bit of a rhythm as we head into the final stretch of the season. We still need to pick it up with locks of the week, which were 1-1 last week. Del is well above the 50-percent mark with overall ATS picks on the year, but we’d love to get the locks in the green by the end of the season. Now is the time where...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime show

Coldplay is the choice to headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal’s Hannah Karp reported on Thursday that the British rock group will perform at the show. The expectation is that the band, whose new album comes out on December 4, will announce a North American tour shortly after. E! News cited a source that said that other acts would...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Big 12 sent ESPN cease and desist letter over Star Wars commercial

The Big 12 sent ESPN a cease and desist letter to have them stop using a commercial involving TCU and Baylor players as part of a “Star Wars” promotion. Prior to last weekend’s big game between TCU and Baylor, ESPN ran an intro featuring clips from the upcoming Star Wars movie mixed with clips of Horned Frogs and Bears highlights, CBS Sports reports. Upon learning of the video...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 13 NFL pick ’em pool winner receives Free Spartan Race

As we told you before, there would be periodic weekly prizes given out to winners of individual weeks for the LBS pick ’em pool. Well, the winner of Week 13 will be the lucky recipient of a free Spartan Race. Even if you don’t win the pick ’em week, you can still use promo code: CYBER for some great savings (more info here). Wondering about Spartan Races? Here’s more from...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cliff Lee wants to pitch in 2016

Cliff Lee is reportedly looking to pitch in 2016 if he can find the right fit, according to a new report. The 37-year-old free agent lefty hasn’t pitched since 2014 due to a torn flexor tendon in his throwing elbow, and the Philadelphia Phillies declined his $27.5 million club option for obvious reasons. Lee isn’t giving up on his career, though, and according to CBS Sports’s...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy, girlfriend Erica Stoll got engaged?

Rory McIlroy and his girlfriend Erica Stoll have reportedly decided to take the next step in their relationship. According to the Irish Independent, McIlroy proposed to Stoll during a recent trip that the couple took to Paris. Rory shared a photo of the Eiffel Tower on social media earlier this week, though he made no mention of an engagement. However, sources told the Independent...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim loses appeal, suspension upheld by NCAA

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim lost his suspension appeal on Thursday, and his nine game ban was upheld by the NCAA. It was slightly modified, however. Originally banned for the team’s first nine ACC games, the penalty was amended, and Boeheim may begin his suspension immediately and not miss the bulk of the conference schedule. According to ESPN’s Dana O’Neil, the terms...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Calipari gushes about D-Rose after ‘pain tolerance’ remarks

John Calipari made some comments about Derrick Rose earlier this week that were interpreted by many as being unflattering, and the Kentucky coach took to Twitter on Thursday to do a bit of damage control. In an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s radio show, Calipari spoke about how Rose needs to be 100 percent healthy because he doesn’t have a high tolerance for pain. He probably...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Martellus Bennett missed game due to internal rift

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has reportedly been unhappy with his role in the team’s offense, and his frustration may have been the reason he missed last Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports that Bennett acted out in frustration during practice last Tuesday because he has been angry over the way he is being used...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban on Kirby Smart questions: Talk to my soda bottle (Video)

Nick Saban has seemingly been extra testy with the media this season, and the Alabama coach decided on Wednesday that he would deflect all questions about a certain topic to his bottle of Coca-Cola. There has been speculation that Bama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is a top candidate for two SEC head coaching jobs. When asked about those reports, Saban began by paying Smart...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Chip Kelly bring Johnny Manziel to the Eagles?

The Philadelphia Eagles could end up in search of a quarterback once again this offseason, and one name that will be linked to the team if Chip Kelly sticks around is Johnny Manziel. Why? For starters, Kelly’s offense at Oregon enjoyed most of its success with a quarterback who could throw and run, such as Marcus Mariota. Manziel has not shown that he can be that player at the...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians compares Patrick Peterson to Deion Sanders

Patrick Peterson has been having an outstanding season this year. In 2014, the four-time Pro Bowler did not look like the great cover cornerback we had grown used to seeing in previous years. But 2015 has been a rejuvenation of sorts for Peterson. Does that mean he deserves to be compared to arguably the greatest shutdown cornerback of all time? Cardinals coach Bruce Arians thinks...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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