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Roger Goodell to step down as NFL Commissioner, Tagliabue back in

Tweet Per NFLPA executive Director DeMaurice Smith, Roger Goodell has stepped down as NFL commissioner and will be replaced by former commish Paul Tagliabue: I have been in touch with Roger. He has formally notified me that he will recused himself. Paul Tagliabue will step in. — DeMaurice Smith (@DeSmithNFLPA) October 19, 2012 Goodell has fallen [...]
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss
DIRK DOWNED

Nowitzki undergoes surgery on knee

The Dallas Mavericks announced that Dirk Nowitzki has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is going to be out for up to six weeks.

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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants RB David Wilson compares himself to… birth control?

Tweet David Wilson is a rookie RB who fumbled on just his second career NFL carry so what his says is irrelevant for the most part, but this quote was too hilarious not to mention. During a recent interview, the NY Giants rook made an interesting and uncommon reference to his questionable reliability. See below [...]
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard scheduled to make Lakers preseason debut Sunday vs Kings

Tweet All-Star center Dwight Howard reportedly will be making his debut as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers this upcoming Sunday, per Y! Sports: Barring any complications with Howard’s back over the next couple days, the Lakers are optimistic the All-Star center will make their first appearance for them on Sunday. “He is making [...]
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The week through the eyes of the Elias Sports Bureau

Tweet   As the official statistician of MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and the WNBA the Elias Sports Bureau provides a look into sports that goes beyond the home run saving grabs, made-for-highlight-reel stiffarms, and ankle breaking crossovers. They sift through the streaks, trends, and numbers to often provide us with interesting and little known bits of information about our...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss
ERASING THE PAST

Armstrong quote taken down at Olympic center

Tweet     At one point he was Lance Armstrong, the greatest road racing cyclist of his era. Or perhaps ever. Now, he’s just Lance Armstrong. The USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) has banned Armstrong for life from competition due to his part in a doping program and stripped him of his Tour de France titles. [...]
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Omar’s (@LOWN5TAR) Week 7 NFL Picks

Tweet     Week 7 is underway with the Seattle Seahawks (4-2) in San Francisco taking on the 49ers (4-2) this evening. To get you ready for this week’s action our Omar Mills delivers his picks and analysis as only he can. If you missed any of his picks from previous weeks you can check [...]
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington DC paper to refer to Washington Redskins as Pigskins due to offensive nature of name

Tweet     Over the years we’ve seen the nicknames/logos of sports teams change or come under fire due to being seen as offensive. When the NBA’s Golden State Warriors were the Philadelphia Warriors the team had a logo with a Native American portrayed on it. A state board meeting in Oregon earlier this year resulted in [...]
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Boxer Erik Morales tests positive for banned substance prior to Garcia bout

Tweet According to a report from Halestorm Sports, veteran welterweight boxer Erik Morales (52-8-0 36 KOs) has tested positive for a banned substance leading up to his rematch with Danny Garcia (24-0-0, 15 KOs). The bout was scheduled to be the inaugural boxing event at the new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Halestorm Sports reports that the [...]
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Terrell Suggs targeting Sunday to return from torn Achilles after only 5 months

Tweet The Baltimore Ravens may get an unexpected moral boost to their injured defense Sunday October 21. Per ESPN, linebacker Terrell Suggs is reportedly targeting the game against the Houston Texans to return from a torn Achilles, which he suffered just five months ago while playing basketball: Sources said that even Suggs’ family and friends [...]
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Jeremy Evans blocks then dunks on Ronny Turiaf

Tweet It’s only preseason, but this block and dunk combination pulled off by Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans on Clippers big man Ronny Turiaf might be the early hoops play of the year: That’s what you call a NBA-style facial. Evans demonstrated why he won last season’s dunk contest. -ALR
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack tweets he’s been warned about flopping

Tweet   The NBA has taken a stance on flopping, one that has been less than popular with a few players. A warning will be given for the first violation, followed by fines of $5,000 for the second, $10,000 for the third, $15,000 for the fourth, and $30,000 for the fifth. Oklahoma City Thunder head coach [...]
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Leandro Barbosa agrees to one-year deal with the Celtics

Tweet The Boston Celtics have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent combo guard Leandro Barbosa, per Y! Sports: Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 17, 2012 The Celtics freed up a roster spot [...]
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss
SOME LOVE LOST

Love out 6-8 weeks with broken hand

Terrible news for the T'Wolves and their fans, as it was announced on Wednesday that their star broke a bone in his hand at practice and could miss up to two months. 

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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss
LEAVING BOSTON BEHIND

Ray Allen selling Mass. mansion for $5.2 million

Tweet After five seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics Ray Allen was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2007. With them he won his only NBA championship to date and became the league’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made. But all wasn’t good in Beantown, atleast not towards the end. This past offseason Allen rejected a [...]
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong steps down from Livestrong, dropped by Nike

Tweet World class cyclist Lance Armstrong, who turned out to be the center of a doping program during his winning Toure de France days, has been fired by Nike on Wednesday, per the NY Times. Armstrong will also be stepping down as chairman of Livestrong, his charitable cancer foundation: In a statement on Wednesday morning, [...]
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: New York Knicks unveil 2013 theme song at tip-off event

Tweet   Last night in Brooklyn the Nets welcomed the Washington Wizards to Barclays Center for the first NBA game in their new $1 billion home. The atmosphere was one of excitement as you might imagine and “Brooklyn”, the team’s adopted theme song, was part of the festivities. At the Beacon Theater on Broadway the [...]
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Prep football player intentionally steps out of bounds so teammate who recently lost father could score

Tweet   Every once in a while you come across a story that reminds you sports are more than just a competition on a field, court, or diamond. They can be an escape from reality. Teammates are often considered more than the people you line up next to or look at in the huddle. They [...]
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Phil Mickelson raises $50k for charity during MNF halftime

Tweet � During halftime of yesterday’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers, while Philip Rivers was plotting how to squander a 24-point lead and Peyton Manning was visualizing 35 unanswered points, World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson was taking aim at $1,000,000 in the “KPMG Chip4Charity” contest. http://youtu.be/B7ZytjjHtRc [...]
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez allegedly flirted with fans after being pulled from Yankees ALCS game 1 loss

Tweet Heavily criticized and highly paid New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was allegedly seen flirting with a couple of fans during their ALCS game 1 loss, per the NY Post: “I watched him flirt with two admittedly very cute young women nearby,’’ the witness said. Instead of rooting on his teammates as they [...]
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Holmgren out as team president of the Browns

Tweet Mike Holmgren, former head coach of the Packers and Seahawks, is no longer the team president of the Cleveland Browns, per a report from ESPN’s Ed Werner. New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, who is closing on purchasing the Browns next week, will be replacing Holmgren with Joe Banner as CEO/president. Banner was president of [...]
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss
SMACK TALK SHOWDOWN

Deron Williams, A.J. Price exchange words

Tweet Deron Williams is the new golden boy of Brooklyn after re-signing a max contract with the Nets over the summer. Apparently Washington Wizards reserve A.J. Price wanted to take a shot at DWill, issuing a hard foul on Williams in the final minutes of their preseason game Monday evening, the first ever at the [...]
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mayors of San Francisco and St. Louis agree to wager over NLCS

Tweet     The 2012 National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants got underway yesterday with the visiting Cardinals taking the first game 6-4. Both franchises have a history of winning with the Giants having six world championships to their name (one as SF Giants, five as NY Giants) and [...]
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Recap: The weekend that was for college football’s top 10: Week 7

Tweet     Week 7 is in the books and the latest Associated Press poll has been released. As we do every Monday LTSB breaks down the weekend that was for the AP’s top 10 schools.   1. Alabama (6-0) – The Tide remained undefeated by sending Missouri to 0-4 in their first season in [...]
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

U.S. women’s soccer player Abby Wambach getting free burritos for life from Chipotle

Tweet     Abby Wambach has been a fixture with the U.S. women’s national soccer team since 2003. She’s scored 146 goals in international matches, second all-time to Mia Hamm’s 158. Wambach is a five-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Award. She was an All-American and won a national championship [...]
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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