The NBA’s Las Vegas summer league wraps up tomorrow but we haven’t been without a few impressive displays. Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard has caught the attention of more than a few. So have Josh Selby of the Grizzlies and Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs, who are two of the top three [...]
Keyshawn Johnson is known for his days as an All-American wide receiver at the University of Southern California that led to him being the #1 overall selection in the 1996 NFL draft as well as a professional career that saw him make three Pro Bowl teams and amass 814 receptions, 10,571 receiving yards, [...]
Coming into tonight’s game Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster was working on a franchise-record 33 inning scoreless streak. With MLB’s trade deadline approaching he’s also been the subject of many rumors, some earlier in the week saying he may be traded before his start tonight. That didn’t happen so Dempster took [...]
Tiger Woods came into the second round of the 141st Open Championship with a 67, at 3 under. Two birdies and two pars on the last four holes put him at another 67 for the day, and 6 under total for the tournament. Woods has been very impressive in this tournament, only missing the fairway [...]
In light of everything that has been revealed regarding the Sandusky incident, Penn State University has taken down legendary head coach Joe Paterno’s statue Sunday morning: Construction vehicles and police arrived shortly after dawn Sunday, barricading the street and sidewalks near the statue, erecting a chain-link fence then concealing the statue with a blue tarp. [...]
In light of everything that has been revealed regarding the Sandusky incident, Penn State University reportedly will be taking down legendary head coach Joe Paterno’s statue over the weekend: Am told that Penn State plans to take down the Paterno statue this weekend. — Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) July 20, 2012 Given the circumstances, Penn State [...]
The Washington Nationals were defeated by the New York Mets 9-5 this afternoon so the guys have the evening to themselves. Washington relief pitchers Drew Storen (who made his season debut today) and Tyler Clippard are planning to see the highly anticipated movie The Dark Knight Rises, like just about everyone else [...]
A SOUND WHIPPING
This afternoon the U.S. men’s basketball team had a relatively easy time dispatching of a Great Britain team with Chicago Bulls all-star Luol Deng. Deron Williams and Carmelo Anthony each had 19 points for Team USA and LeBron James chipped in with 16. Russell Westbrook added 15. Kevin Durant scored 13. [...]
With the sixth overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft the Portland Trailblazers selected one of college basketball’s top scorers from a season ago, Damian Lillard from Weber State. The 6’3″ guard averaged 24.5 points per game as a junior and left as the school’s all-time leader in three-pointers made (246) and was [...]
AIN'T NO SHERLOCK
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes recently requested that the New York media focus on only the positive stories about the team and stay away from the negative.
LeBron James is arguably the best basketball player on the planet. As if defenders don’t already dread matching up with him one-on-one we find out James has this self proclaimed “unstoppable move” that would make him….well more unstoppable than he already is. Imagine if Kevin Durant masters it. Sure, he’s [...]
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to add pieces to strengthen their team for next season and have signed veteran forward Antawn Jamison to a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum, per Y! Sports Marc Spears. Even at 36, Jamison is still a capable scorer both on the perimeter and in the post, averaging 17.2 ppg [...]
I had no idea who Angelo Sharpless was before this jaw-dropping dunk he executed at the Ben Wallace Pro-Am last week, but he deserves some shine: Sharpless is a 6’4″ junior guard playing for Division II Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina with hops. That just about covers it. -ALR
If we have learned anything about the National Basketball Association besides the fact that the league consists of some of the best athletes in the world, the games are very entertaining and the players are paid extraordinary salaries. However, from a psychological perspective, there are many immature players, teams and even coaches in the NBA. [...]
Baseball hit king Pete Rose always manages to find himself in the news. Whether it’s for selling notarized copies of the documents that banned him from Major League Baseball, failing to pay taxes, or doing one-man shows the 17-time All-Star routinely finds a way to keep his name fresh in our minds. Later [...]
The 2012 NFL Draft’s second overall selection, Robert Griffin III, hasn’t yet signed his rookie contract with the Washington Redskins. He has also not been present for the first two days of the team’s five-day rookie camp. Griffin did get the minor formality of securing a shoe endorsement deal out of the [...]
In one of the more surprising turn of events of the NBA offseason, the Knicks have reportedly decided not to match the Rockets' offer sheet for their star point guard.
Veteran free agent forward Grant Hill has reportedly agreed to terms to join the Los Angeles Clippers, according to reports from Y! Sports. Terms of the agreement are still being finalized. Hill, who will be 40 in October, revived his career with the Phoenix Suns after foot injuries cost him the better portion of four of [...]
We reported earlier Tuesday that forward Kris Humphries agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets. Shortly after the news broke, Humphries took to Twitter to take a shot at rapper Kanye West, who is currently dating Humphries’ (separated) wife Kim Kardashian: Humphries’ jab is in reference to a line [...]
HE PLAYS BASKETBALL?
Finally, the name of Kris Humphries comes up in basketball-related news, as the center reportedly has re-signed with the Nets by inking a 2-year deal.
After a disappointing start to the free agency period, the Dallas Mavericks have rebounded nicely, with free agent Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo agreeing to sign with the Mavs. Mayo confirmed his decision via his Twitter account: I will be signing with dallas! #Mavsnation — OJ Mayo (@JuiceMayo32) July 17, 2012 Mayo joins the Mavs next [...]
The good news is the Washington Nationals are 51-35 and hold a three game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. They lead the majors in team ERA (3.14), are fifth in strikeouts (723), and have allowed the fewest hits per nine innings (7.7). Since moving to the nation’s capital [...]
Screen capping is becoming a danger zone for unsuspecting professional athletes. First we had Amar’e Stoudemire calling a fan a derrogatory slur in a Twitter direct message that the fan revealed to the masses. Now we have a similar case, with Magic fan Markee Randolph (@MagicMarkee) ”leaking” a rant Dwight Howard sent him going off on the [...]
Screen capping is becoming a danger zone for unsuspecting professional athletes. First we had Amar’e Stoudemire calling a fan a derrogatory slur in a Twitter direct message that the fan revealed to the masses. Now we have a similar case, with Magic fan Markee Randolph “leaking” a supposed rant Dwight Howard sent him going off on the [...]
The Chicago Bears reportedly have agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract extension with pro-bowl running back Matt Forte, per the Chicago Tribune. Forte had until 3p eastern time to either have accept the team’s franchise tag tender, hold out, or agree to an extension with the Bears. Forte performed at an all-pro level in [...]