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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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Tom Brady snubs rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo after first career TD

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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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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