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Miguel Cabrera turns down playoff bonus from Tigers

Tweet   It’s not often you see a pro athlete turn down a potential six-figure bonus, but that is exactly what Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera did on Wednesday. Cabrera has said all season that his only focus this year is to win a World Series ring. Nothing else matters. On Wednesday, he put his money where his mouth is. Baseball players get bonuses depending on how far their...
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DirecTV and NFL Ink New Deal: 8 Years $1.5 Billion A Year

Tweet   DirecTV has finally signed a deal with the National Football League that will keep the premium football game package NFL Sunday Ticket on the satellite operator’s service through 2022. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but according to Reuters, the eight-year exclusive contract is valued at around $12 million. Averaging about $1.5 billion a year, the deal represents...
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Kobe Bryant indicates that he and Mike D’Antoni didn’t share winning philosophy

TweetIf you haven’t realized by now, Kobe Bryant is a fierce competitor and puts winning as his top priority. But Bryant believes that he and former Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t share that winning-over-everything mentality: Kobe: "DAntoni and I didn't have the same philosophy on winning. For me, it's winning and no inbtwn…it's championship or a...
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Joakim Noah didn’t think Bulls would land Pau Gasol because of the weather

TweetEarly in free agency, veteran All-Star big man Pau Gasol chose to sign a three-year deal with the Chicago Bulls despite interest from the Lakers and Miami Heat. Bulls resident All-Star big man Joakim Noah didn’t think the possibility of playing alongside Gasol. Why, you ask? “Because it’s freezing out here,” Noah said via CSNChicago. “I think the last time he was here...
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Jeff Fisher names undrafted Austin Davis as starting QB

TweetThe St. Louis Rams are without 2010 NFL Draft top overall pick Sam Bradford for the season, and now will have an undrafted player as their starting QB. Wednesday, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher named Austin Davis the team’s starter for the foreseeable future. Davis has started the past two games for the Rams and has thrown for 754 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions...
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Steve Smith sounds off on his issues with Carolina Panthers

TweetBaltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. had a messy breakup with the Carolina Panthers after he was cut following 13 productive years with the franchise. Smith has been relatively quiet on his issues with the Panthers. Up until now. Smith went off on the Panther franchise during a call in to WFNZ 610 AM The Fan’s “Bustin’ Loose” Wednesday. “Every time I keep...
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Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

TweetBoston Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken hand before training camp that is supposed to have him sidelined up to 8 weeks, but Rondo is hopeful he can return in time for the Celtics season opener in about a month. “Hopefully I won’t miss any games this year,” Rondo said in an interview with CSNNE’s Mike Gorman. “Lord willing I heal correctly...
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Cleveland Cavaliers Unveil New Basketball Court

TweetWith a brand new era starting in Cleveland, they decided they might as well change the floor. They will probably be changing uniform designs as well, but that takes a few years to process. Below is a tweet by owner Dan Gilbert. I have to say, it’s not a bad look, nothing spectacular. It looks more like the College of Charleston or some other cheesy college logo. It doesn...
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Rookie K.J. Daniels signs rare 1-year deal with 76ers

TweetSecond-round NBA draft pick K.J. Daniels has agreed to a rare one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, per a report from Yahoo Sports. Daniels’ agent Mark Bartelstein described their decision to pass on the usual 2-4 year deals the Sixers have become accustomed to signing rookies to: “The 76ers have a philosophy that they’re adhering to, and we totally...
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Tiger Woods To Open Florida Restaurant Next Year

Tweet   JUPITER, Fla. – Tiger Woods is trying out some new courses. The top golfer announced Tuesday he is opening a Florida restaurant called The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club next year. A statement issued by developer Allied Capital and Development of South Florida says the property is still in the works, but is expected to be a 5,900-square-foot restaurant. It’s likely...
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LeBron James missing practice due to back pain

TweetCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is apparently dealing with some back pain that could sideline him from practice early in training camp: LeBron says his back has been "iffy" at the start of camp, but he hasn't missed any sessions yet. He may sit out 2nd practice tonite though — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 30, 2014 James returned to the Cavs after...
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FCC unanimously votes to remove sports blackout rule

TweetPer a report from ProFootballTalk, the FCC has voted unanimously to remove a 30-year old rule that blacks out a NFL team’s local broadcast if a game isn’t sold out. “This is a historic day for sports fans,” Sports Fans Coalition chairman David Goodriend said in a release. “Since 1975, the federal government has propped up the NFL’s obnoxious practice of blacking...
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Where now Mayweather?

TweetWith Floyd Mayweather again recently beating Marcus Maidana, via unanimous decision, the age old question has once again reared its head: who does Mayweather fight next? He owed Maidana a rematch after the Argentine took him all the way in the first encounter, but now that is done, it will hopefully see Mayweather move onto bigger and better things. Manny Pacquiao, 35: These...
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Brady snubs rookie Garoppolo after touchdown pass

TweetThe New England Patriots were blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night, with star QB Tom Brady uncharacteristically playing terrible football. Brady was so bad that he was pulled in the 4th quarter with the score 41-7. Brady’s backup Jimmy Garoppolo came in to mop up for New England and promptly led the first team offense on a scoring drive, throwing his first career...
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Bills bench EJ Manuel for Kyle Orton

TweetMired in an 2-game losing streak, the Buffalo Bills have decided to bench starting quarterback EJ Manuel in favor of veteran Kyle Orton: Marrone announces to make best decision to help team win will start Kyle Orton at QB Sunday. #Bills — Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) September 29, 2014 Manuel has been inconsistent to start the season. The 2013 first round pick has completed...
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Colts’ WR Da’Rick Rogers Arrested For DUI

Tweet INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 29, 2014)– Colts wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers on a DUI charge early Monday morning, police said. Cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy was riding passenger. The IUPUI Police Department pulled over Rogers, 23, at 3:35 a.m. after he was seen driving on and over the yellow line near W. 16th and Indiana St. on the IUPUI campus. He was breathalyzed and registered...
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Rockets GM Daryl Morey fires back at Mark Cuban

TweetAfter signing Chandler Parsons out from under Houston this summer, Dallas Mavericks outspoken owner Mark Cuban voiced some interesting comments about the Rockets. Cuban has taken shots at the Rockets stability under GM Daryl Morey, and openly questioned center Dwight Howard’s decision to choose Houston over Dallas in 2013. Now Morey has finally responded. “I think [Cuban...
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Indiana Pacers’ Paul George Cleared To Put Weight On Injured Leg

Tweet   INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George is getting back on his feet. Less than two months after sustaining a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, team doctors have cleared the Indianapolis Pacers’ two-time All-Star to put weight on his injured leg and begin upper-body work in the weight room. Paul George, who broke his leg on Aug. 1, has been cleared to put weight on his...
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2014-2015 NBA Preview: Breaking down the MVP candidates

TweetThe 2014-15 NBA season is right around the corner, meaning it’s the perfect time to begin taking a look at who might be taking home the MVP trophy. Once again, it seems as if the same names are being put forth as potential candidates, but this year we’ve also added a couple of new players to the list. It takes considerable skill and effort to be chosen as the NBA’s MVP...
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Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges For Crash Killing Kevin Ward Jr.

Tweet A grand jury in Ontario County, N.Y., announced Wednesday afternoon  NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges for the Aug. 9 crash that killed driver Kevin Ward Jr. Stewart, 43, is one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers. He also had frequently raced sprint cars at small tracks around the country when he didn’t have a NASCAR race. The office of Ontario...
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Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky Expecting A Baby

TweetDustin Johnson and Fiance Paulina Gretzky are expecting a baby. Gretzky posted the photo below on Instagram announcing the news.   The news was confirmed by Johnson’s agent at Hambric Sports. The daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky did not say when they were expecting. The two announced their engagement in August 2013. Johnson is on a leave of absence from the PGA Tour...
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Vikings place Matt Cassel on injured reserve

TweetThe Minnesota Vikings have lost yet another starter. Per reports, the Vikings have placed starting quarterback Matt Cassel on injured reserve with a broken foot: Vikings placed QB Matt Cassel on IR – done for season. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2014 Cassel was injured in the second quarter of the Vikings 20-9 loss to the Saints this past Sunday and was...
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NASCAR Sets New Testing Bans For 2015 Including Daytona

Tweet   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions. The only testing allowed next season will be sessions conducted by NASCAR or Goodyear. Any team caught testing on its own will receive...
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Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Fined $50K For Role In Brawl

Tweet LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to fine UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier for their participation in a brawl on Aug. 4 inside the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Jones, 27, was fined $50,000 and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service. Cormier, 35, was fined $9,000 and ordered to complete 20 hours...
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Home of Ray McDonald was burglarized while he was away for Cardinals game

Tweet San Francisco defensive lineman Ray McDonald was the victim of a burglary this weekend while he was out of town preparing for a game some feel he shouldn’t have been a part of in the first place. Several personal items were stolen after someone broke into McDonald’s home late Saturday night, San Jose police said Monday. No arrests have been made. McDonald was in Arizona...
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