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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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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Tiger Woods has told his kids ‘Daddy made some mistakes’

Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren have two children together, 8-year-old daughter Sam and 6-year-old son Charlie. Before long, the internet and other resources may share with them more information about their father than they ever wanted to know. Woods is aware of that, and he has already begun preparing for it. In perhaps his most revealing one-on-one interview to date...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert criticized for San Bernardino shooting tweet

The tragedy that took place in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday was an unfriendly reminder that sports can be utterly meaningless in the grand scheme of things. If Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert was trying to articulate that, some would say he failed. In a tweet expressing sympathy for those who were affected by the shooting that left 14 people dead and several others...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine won’t rule out Johnny Manziel starting again this season

Johnny Manziel will begin Sunday’s game against the Bengals on the bench, but Browns coach Mike Pettine has not ruled out the possibility of Manziel starting again this season. Pettine told reporters this week that starting Austin Davis against Cincinnati is more about giving Davis a chance than continuing to punish Manziel. “I don’t want to get into the punishment and length...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistorius found guilty of murdering girlfriend Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal overturned the previous conviction of culpable homicide. Pistorius had previously been found not guilty of premeditated murder, but Judge Eric Leach has ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist had to have known that firing his gun through...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach K has unbelievable praise for Jahlil Okafor

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski must have been absolutely stunned to hear that Jahlil Okafor was involved in a fight with several people outside a nightclub in Boston last week. When asked about the incident on Wednesday, Coach K could have said something cliche like “Jahlil made a mistake and will learn from it” or “that’s not the Jahlil I know.” But Krzyzewski...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant has funny response to question about him coaching

Don’t expect Kobe Bryant to go from starring on the court to patrolling the sidelines. The retiring Los Angeles Lakers star led his team to a 108-104 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday by scoring 31 points, including a couple of big shots towards the end. After the game, Bryant, who is now facing all sorts of questions about his future ever since announcing his retirement...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert out indefinitely with sprained MCL

7-foot-2 center Rudy Gobert is arguably the most irreplaceable player on the Utah Jazz. Statistically, he’s the best rim protector in the league right now (opponents are shooting just 35.7 percent at the rim against him, the lowest mark amongst qualified players who have defended at least 5 shot attempts at the rim per game, per NBA.com), the gravitational pull he attracts from...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari on Derrick Rose: ‘He doesn’t have a real high pain threshold’

John Calipari coached Bulls point guard Derrick Rose at the University of Memphis for one season in 2007-08, coming within one Mario Chalmers three of winning the national championship that year. While Rose played in all 40 games that season, Calipari, now the head coach at Kentucky, thinks he knows the reason behind the injuries that have plagued Rose for much of his NBA career...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier banner comes down at South Carolina

The Steve Spurrier era at South Carolina is officially over. An 85-foot high banner featuring Spurrier that hung outside Williams-Brice Stadium in South Carolina was removed on Wednesday as the program searches for a new head coach. Two workers began the process and were able to bring down the banner: The banner is now being peeled from the stadium @WLTX pic.twitter.com/S0JQDFp4J2...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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