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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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Photo: WTF was Cam Newton wearing?

TweetThe Carolina Panthers caught a beat down from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football yesterday, and this image of Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton‘s press conference attire has raised some questions from us here at LTSB. See below: What is the word is Cam wearing? Is he wearing capri pants and slippers with gold buckles on them? What color is that jacket...
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GM Frank Wren Let Go By The Braves

Tweet  ATLANTA — Nearing the end of their most disappointing season in more than two decades, the Braves have decided to begin altering the organization’s culture by relieving general manager Frank Wren of his duties. Wren learned of his termination on Monday morning. John Hart, former GM of the Indians and Rangers who is one of Braves president John Schuerholz’s closest...
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Report: Timberwolves make max offer to Eric Bledsoe

TweetAccording to a report from ESPN, the Minnesota Timberwolves have made a max contract offer to Phoenix Suns restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. Minnesota is hoping to work a sign-and-trade deal with Phoenix for the explosive guard. Bledsoe and the Suns have been at a standstill, with Bledsoe seeking a 4-year deal worth over $60 million. The Suns offered injury-prone Bledsoe a...
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Browns WR Josh Gordon’s Suspension Reduced To 10 Games

Tweet Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s suspension has been officially reduced to 10 games. He’ll be eligible to play Nov. 23 against the Atlanta Falcons. The NFL and NFL Players Association announced agreement on a new drug policy this afternoon. Included in the release were changes to the suspensions of several players, including Gordon’s reduction to 10 games. He already...
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LeBron James Banner Approved For Downtown Cleveland

Tweet  CLEVELAND (AP) — A larger-than-life LeBron James will again tower over downtown. The city’s planning commission approved artwork on Friday for a new 10-story-high banner of the NBA superstar, his arms outstretched and ”Cleveland” across the back of his jersey. It will hang across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cavaliers. The Nike-sponsored banner...
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Cardinals Place John Abraham On IR

Tweet John Abraham’s season is over. So, too, may be his stellar NFL career. The Arizona Cardinals placed the outside linebacker on injured reserve Friday due to a concussion. Abraham took a leave of absence from the team after its Week 1 win against the San Diego Chargers to cope with what he deemed the first concussion of his 15-year career. It looks like Johns career is all...
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Hawks GM takes indefinite leave of absence – detailed report

TweetAtlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry has announced he will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his duties with the NBA franchise, following the revelations regarding allegedly racist comments that were about Great Britain and Miami Heat small forward Luol Deng. Ferry was alleged to have said during a conference call in June that Deng “has a little African in...
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Ron Washington Reveals Why He Left The Texas Rangers

Tweet   IRVING, Texas — In his first public comments since abruptly resigning Sept. 5, former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he was embarrassed and at a “very low time in my life” after not being true to his wife after 42 years of marriage. “I am embarrassed more than I have ever been in my life,” Washington said during a nearly four-minute-long statement he...
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A Novice’s Guide to Sports Betting

TweetMost people are familiar with the concept of sports betting, whether or not they’ve ever called up a bookie to place a bet. When it comes to sports, betting is a relatively commonplace and friendly endeavor where friends and rival fans bet $5.00 on the outcome of their teams’ upcoming meeting. From NCAA March Madness brackets to wagering on the Super Bowl, a small bet here...
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2014 SEC College Football Preview: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

TweetThe SEC is by far the best conference in college football, with seven Top 25 teams. Four SEC teams finished in the top 10 at the end of last season, and the SEC has produced eight of the last 11 national championship teams. NCAA football will see big changes this year, especially with the dissolution of the Bowl Championship Series. Despite these changes, and even though ACC...
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Greg Hardy agrees to be put on exempt list

TweetThe Carolina Panthers have announced that defensive end Greg Hardy, facing charges of domestic violence, has agreed to take a voluntary paid leave of absence from the team: “I understand that I need to step away from football right now and take care of this legal matter,” Hardy said in a statement courtesy of ProFootballTalk. “I am entitled to due process and my day in...
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Gred Hardy agrees to be put on exempt list

TweetThe Carolina Panthers have announced that defensive end Greg Hardy, facing charges of domestic violence, has agreed to take a voluntary paid leave of absence from the team: “I understand that I need to step away from football right now and take care of this legal matter,” Hardy said in a statement courtesy of ProFootballTalk. “I am entitled to due process and my day in...
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LeBron James’ Hair Has Grown Back

Tweet On Tuesday night James appeared at Nike’s Oregon headquarters to promote the release of his new LeBron 12 line of shoes, but … that hair. What’s the opposite of receded? Growth, I guess. LeBron’s hair has magically grown back. The hair comeback is most noticeable in the power alleys. James didn’t quite have the deep alleys like Pat Riley or Billy Donovan, but he was...
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James Winston suspended for first half against Clemson

Tweet#1 Florida State has suspended 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston for the first half of their Saturday matchup against 22nd ranked Clemson, according to a report from ESPN. Winston reportedly was yelling obscenities on campus earlier this week, causing the Seminoles to sit their starting QB for a half. “As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes...
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Arrest Made In Theft Of Paul George’s Home

Tweet Police have arrested Michael Lewis, 43, Whitestown, in connection with an April 28 burglary at the home of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. Lewis was arrested this morning after being brought to a police station for questioning, said Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Adams said DNA evidence led them to Lewis, but would not elaborate....
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Agent: Klay Thompson is a better two-way guard than Kobe

TweetGolden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson will be entering a contract year in 2014-2015 and if you believe his agent, Thompson is a better player right now than Kobe Bryant. According to agent Bill Duffy, Thompson — fresh off of playing a key role in Team USA’s FIBA gold medal performance — is the best shooting guard in the NBA right now. Duffy is widely known...
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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list during child abuse ordeal

TweetFacing charges and accusations of child endangerment and abuse, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been put on indefinite leave: Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring him to stay away until legal proceedings are resolved. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2014 Peterson will be away from the team...
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Tony Stewart Case Will Go To A Grand Jury

Tweet “Accordingly, the evidence developed in the investigation will be presented to an Ontario County grand jury in the near future.” Tantillo said grand jury proceedings in New York are strictly confidential and he could not say when the matter would be scheduled other than to say it would be in the “near future.” “Similarly, because of the confidential nature of these...
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NFL betting tips for week 3

TweetThe NFL season is in full swing now, having already provided fans with tons of drama and a slew of upsets. Week 2 in particular produced some unexpected upsets, including the Super Bowl champ Seattle Seahawks dropping an early road game to the San Diego Chargers. With NFL Week 3 odds taking shape, your friends at Los That Sports Blog are here to give you a few tips to make sure...
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The NFL This Season In One Meme

TweetWhat a season it’s been so far in the NFL, and its only Week 2! The climate has shifted in recent years, but with the league’s two most recent abuse scandals, courtesy of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, it really puts everything else into perspective. Football is a the most popular sport in America, but with all these off-the-field issues, they will forever plague the game...
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Watch: Arkansas State player plays dead during fake punt

TweetWith all the upsets in college football this past weekend it was easy to overlook the Arkansas State-Miami match up on Saturday, but thanks to this play by AK. State’s Booker Mays. With the Red Wolves lined up to punt, Mays played dead and dropped to the turf in a hilarious effort to distract Miami. Watch: .embed-container {position: relative; padding-bottom: 100%; height...
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Saints RB Mark Ingram out a month with broken hand

TweetAccording to a report from ESPN, New Orleans Saints starting running back Mark Ingram will be out a month after suffering a broken hand in the Saints loss to the Cleveland Browns (!) Sunday: So it turns out Saints RB Mark Ingram has a broken hand expected to sideline him at least one month, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2014 Ingram came into the...
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