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Jodie Meeks signs with Lakers for 2-years, $3 million

The rich continue to get richer. Shortly after the blockbuster deal for Dwight Howard became official, the Lakers agreed with shooting specialist Jodie Meeks on a two-year, $3 million deal, according to the LA Times. Meeks was the best shooter still available in free agency and averaged 8.4 ppg in 50 starts for the Sixers [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyrann Matthieu kicked off LSU football team

In a shocking event, Heisman Trophy candidate and potential NFL top draft pick Tyrann Mathieu has been kicked off of the LSU Tigers football team. LSU Head Coach Les Miles announced today, “We did what we can do, but Tyrann Mathieu is no longer on the team.” Mathieu was a key piece of LSU’s defense [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s Facebook Message Regarding the Dwight Howard trade

If you haven’t heard, the Lakers finally landed perennial all-star center Dwight Howard in a 4-team blockbuster trade. While over in London representing the US, Kobe Bryant left a message on his Facebook page regarding the news: One thing that will always remain true about the Lakers; you can’t keep them from the top for [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s thoughts on the Dwight Howard trade

If you haven’t heard, the Lakers finally landed perennial all-star center Dwight Howard in a 4-team blockbuster trade. While over in London representing the US, Kobe Bryant left a message on his Facebook page regarding the news: One thing that will always remain true about the Lakers; you can’t keep them from the top for [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Former NFL QB Tony Banks takes a shot at Michael Vick’s toughness

2012 has been one strange year in sports so far… Thursday in the Philadelphia Eagles first pre-season game, star quarterback Michael Vick was removed from the game after jamming his thumb on center Jason Kelce’s helmet. The Eagles pulled Vick as a precaution, and x-rays following the game were negative. Apparently precaution didn’t fly with [...]
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to be traded to Lakers as part of 4-team blockbuster, pending league approval

All-star center Dwight Howard reportedly will be traded Friday by the Orlando Magic the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team blockbuster that also includes the Sixers and the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Lakers are sending Andrew Bynum to the Sixers, Orlando will be receiving Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington from [...]
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on what he could learn from his Olympic teammates: Nothing

You can always count on Kobe Bryant for a few good quotes and sound bites. In a recent interview with USA Today, Kobe dropped a few more gems regarding his age/experience, future in basketball and who has the best post game on Team USA. Here is what he had to say: Asked what it’s like [...]
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans Chris Johnson thinks he could beat Usain Bolt in a race

Titans running back Chris Johnson, by many regarded as the fastest man in the NFL, believes he could beat world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in a 40-yard dash race: “I feel like if I would have kept training for track I’d have a chance, but I play football and he runs [...]
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Cameron van der Burgh admits to using illegal kick in world record swim; will keep gold medal

      Earlier in this year’s Olympic games we found out how real the thirst for a gold medal can be as the badminton teams from a few nations were expelled for intentionally losing early round matches in an attempt to set up favorable draws later in the competition. Swimmers are also apparently no [...]
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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Barbosa shakes Nocioni with sick crossover

Earlier today Argentina’s men’s basketball team got the better of South American foe Brazil 82-77 to advance to the semifinals for the third consecutive Olympics. Familiar names to NBA fans led the way for Argentina as Luis Scola scored 17, Manu Ginobili and Carlos Delfino each added 16, and Andres Nocioni had 12. [...]
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Nicolas Batum punches Juan Carlos Navarro in the nuts

Earlier Wednesday, Spain defeated France 66-59 in a chippy Olympic quarterfinal match up. Towards the end of the game, France’s Nicolas Batum blatantly punched Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin, apparently out of frustration for JCN’s flopping throughout the game. Here’s video: Simply put, Olympic competition is no place for bush league acts like [...]
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Lolo Jones rips NY Times for unwarranted criticism

American track star Lori (Lolo) Jones finished fourth in what was the fastest women’s 100-meter hurdles finals in Olympic history, just a few days after the NY Times published an article criticizing Jones for being more “image” than “ability”. During an appreance on the Today Show, Jones fired back at the media, admitting that she was heartbroken [...]
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: LoLo Jones rips media, NY Times for unwarranted criticism

American track star Lori (Lolo) Jones finished fourth in what was the fastest women’s 100-meter hurdles finals in Olympic history, just a few days after the NY Times published an article criticizing Jones for being more “image” than “ability”. During an appreance on the Today Show, Jones fired back at the media, admitting that she was heartbroken [...]
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

German diver Stephan Feck falls on back in dive attempt; receives zeroes from judges

      In training for the 2012 Summer Olympics Stephan Feck had surely successfully completed the dive he attempted in the preliminary round of the men’s 3m springboard competition countless times. Unfortunately for him, this time when the dive did not go as planned the entire world was watching.     The result was a score of zero [...]
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss
CLOSE SHAVE

Gillette gives Lochte customized razors

Gillette, one of Ryan Lochte’s sponsors, presented the swimmer with a gold-plated and diamond-encrusted razors to congratulate him on his successful Olympics.

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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice used stripper pole to help train for Olympics

    During the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice captured gold medals in the 200m and 400m individual medleys as well as the 4 x 200m freestyle relay, breaking world records in all three events. She was named World Swimmer of the Year and Australian Swimmer of the Year for 2008. Rice also [...]
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

GIF: Russell Westbrook hammers on Argentinian Leonardo Martin Gutierrez

Team USA was squaring off in a chippy game with Argentina Monday evening during the London Olympics when OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook exploded for this monster dunk on Leonardo Martin Gutierrez: Team USA went on to coast to the double-digit victory. H/T to SB Nation for the GIF -ALR  
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns Name Brandon Weeden Starting QB

Move over, Colt McCoy. At least one of the “QB controversies” of this offseason has been solved today. Browns named Rookie Brandon Weeden their new starting quarterback for the 2012 season. This does not come as a huge shock to many, as McCoy is coming off a season with a completion percentage of 57.2. He [...]
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Terrell Owens impresses Seahawks, team expected to try to sign him

Veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens worked out for the Seattle Seahawks earlier Monday, and apparently impressed the team enough to garner a contract offer in the near future, according to a report from ESPN. Here are details: Terrell Owens had a very impressive workout Monday in Seattle, a league source told ESPN’s Ed Werder, and it [...]
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Terrell Owens impresses Seahawks, team expected to sign

Veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens worked out for the Seattle Seahawks earlier Monday, and apparently impressed the team enough to garner a contract offer in the near future, according to a report from ESPN. Here are details: Terrell Owens had a very impressive workout Monday in Seattle, a league source told ESPN’s Ed Werder, and it [...]
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason says he would cut Tim Tebow if he were the Jets

People have a tendency to make some off the wall comments when it comes to a popular athlete. Some recent remarks made by CBS football analyst Boomer Esiason are the latest example. Esiason proclaimed Monday on his radio show that if he were the Jets management, he would cut Tebow (sure he would). Here are [...]
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August 06, 2012  |  2 Comments

Video: Usain Bolt wins men’s 100m final; sets new Olympic record

    The men’s 100-meter final is one of the most anticipated events in the Summer Olympics and this year’s field was one of the best ever. It featured world record holder and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the event Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake (100m winner at 2011 world championships), Asafa Powell (one-time world record [...]
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Head Coach’s son found dead at Philadelphia Eagles training camp

Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid was found dead inside of his room at the Eagles training facility on the campus of Lehigh University. He was 29 years old. Garrett was assisting Eagles’ strength and conditioning coaches at the camp. Eagles’ practice was held today without Andy Reid. Offensive [...]
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman shaves head for charity after team wins 10 in a row

    The Cincinnati Reds have been on fire since the All-Star break. Since July 13 the team has gone 18-3 entering today’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, including a 10-game winning streak. The streak is important because earlier this season Reds broadcaster, and Ford C. Frick Award winner, Marty Brennaman said he would shave [...]
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Serena Williams crip walks after winning gold medal at Olympics

    Earlier today Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova to earn an Olympic singles gold medal at the Centre Court at Wimbledon. The gold adds to her already impressive singles resume that includes five Australian Open championships, one French Open crown, five Wimbledon titles, and three triumphs at U.S. Open. Serena is now the only [...]
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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