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Report: Jonathan Vilma Asking Roger Goodell to Recuse Himself From Bounty Suspension Ruling

Jonathan Vilma is not prepared to give up his fight against Roger Goodell, and now the New Orleans Saints linebacker is accusing the commissioner of making things personal. Vilma has filed an appeal in U.S. district court asking that Goodell recuse himself from the case "on the basis of bias and partiality," reports ESPN's Ed Werder. The idea seems to be that if Judge...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth's Heroics Could Be Held in Same Regard as J.D. Drew's '$14 Million Grand Slam'

J.D. Drew likely shook his head in approval as Jayson Werth circled the bases on Thursday. Not because the two were once teammates with the Dodgers back in 2005, but because Drew can relate to what a big postseason moment can mean, no matter how many failed expectations there are along the way. Drew received a lot of criticism throughout his time in Boston, which...
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Report: Drew Stanton Would Have Had Chance to Start for Jets Before Tim Tebow Showed Up

Drew Stanton was a New York Jet for just five days before Tim Tebow came to town, but he may have been closer to the starting job than the former Heisman winner. The Indianapolis Colts backup told Newsday's Bob Glauber that when he signed his one-year, $1.25 million contract back in March, the Jets told him that he would be in the mix to start some games for...
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Report: Orioles-Yankees Game Has Better Overnight TV Rating Than Steelers-Titans Game

Your remote control was probably pretty busy on Thursday night with no shortage of viewing options to choose from. There was the vice presidential debate. There was also a Thursday night football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. And there were also two American League divisional series games on at the same time. While the VP debate...
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Joba Chamberlin Leaves Game 4 After Being Struck With Broken Bat (Video)

Who said baseball isn't a contact sport? Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlin learned firsthand Saturday night exactly how painful the game can really be. While on in relief during the 12th inning, Chamberlin was hit by the barrel of Matt Wieter's broken bat. Though he did his best to avoid it, the bat was moving too quickly and struck the right-handed pitcher on his throwing...
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Orioles Turn to Rally Caps, Magic Gatorade Bottles to Spur Rally in Extra Innings (Video)

"Orioles Magic" has been a catchphrase all season long for the O's, as the team has consistently found incredible ways to win close games time and time again. On Thursday night, that magic took a visible form, with the players willing themselves to score in the 13th inning of a must-win Game 4 against the Yankees. After a leadoff double by rookie third...
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Kobe Bryant Could Learn Lesson From Alex Rodriguez by Taking High Road in Smush Parker Controversy

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been the brunt of many a postseason struggle joke over his playing career. Yes, he's batting a miniscule .083 in the 2012 playoffs, and comes in at .268 in his eleven appearances in October baseball. But when teammate Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for Rodriguez and went on to hit game-tying and then game-winning home runs against the Orioles...
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Report: Cody Ross' Contract Talks With Red Sox Have Gained 'Some Momentum'

In a season in which so much went wrong for the Red Sox, Cody Ross emerged as one of the team's bright spots. The Sox now have the task of securing the outfielder to a new deal, but things are looking promising. Contract talks between the Red Sox and Ross, who is slated to become a free agent, have gained "some momentum," according to WEEI.com. Ross...
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Smush Parker, Who Kobe Bryant Called 'the Worst,' Says Lakers Should Be Named 'Los Angeles Bryants'

Kobe Bryant's supporting cast this season is perhaps the best it's ever been, championship seasons included. However, there were times when things weren't looking so bright out in L.A., and Bryant doesn't exactly have fond memories of those days. So what does Bryant do when he's not happy? Blame other people. Bryant put together a tremendous...
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Patriots and Seahawks Matchup Very Intriguing, Proving Ground Week in NFL

Following a week in which we saw the Colts take down the mighty Packers and Chiefs fans embarrass themselves with cheers of an injured Matt Cassell, I'd say this NFL season has officially shifted into high gear. Andrew Luck has now claimed his stake among the rookie crop, unseating the concussed Robert Griffin III from his place on the mountain top. Tom Brady...
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MLB Postseason Playing Out in Exciting Fashion, With Walkoffs and Extra Innings in Abundance

Just like Bud Selig drew it up. The MLB postseason has been pretty crazy. Beyond all the uncertainty as to who was a division winner and who was a wild card going into the last day of the regular season, the last 24 hours alone of the division series round have been rife with walkoffs and late-game heroics. First it was Raul Ibanez hitting two home runs after coming...
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LeBron James, Heat Favored to Win Southeast While Wizards, Bobcats Compete for First Pick

The Southeast Division houses the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat, the team that is favored to repeat, as well as three other teams who are the league's biggest long shots. In other words, the Heat should have no problem cruising to another Southeast Division title. Their only competition will be the Atlanta Hawks, who were a playoff team last season ...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Blake Lively Flaunts Stunning Looks While Alex Rodriguez Is Pulled Back for Raul Ibanez in New York

Plenty of people were live witnesses to the scene in New York on Wednesday evening. No, not when New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi pulled a struggling Alex Rodriguez from Game 3 of the ALDS in favor of Raul Ibanez eventually tied and won the game. Instead, all eyes should have been on celebrity Blake Lively, who was also in New York. Lively, an actress and model...
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NHL Could Cancel Even More Games Soon as CBA Talks Fail to Gain Momentum (Video)

Thursday would've been opening night in the NHL if it weren't for the lockout. Instead, fans got to watch their favorite stars play overseas or not at all. Although the owners and the NHLPA have been meeting frequently as of late, there hasn been little to no progress made on the major issues at hand for a new collective bargaining agreement. What's...
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Ohio Pizza Man Fired After Criticizing Buckeye's Tackling to Defensive Coordinator's Wife

Urban Meyer, and his football program, just can't seem to catch a break. A local Ohio pizza parlor employee was fired as a result of comments that he made regarding Ohio State's defensive play. Though the firing seems absurd, he may have voiced his displeasure to the wrong person. According to NBC sports, the incident occurred when the wife of defensive coordinator, and...
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Darko Milicic Struggling With Time Adjustments Following Crazy Travel Schedule

The Celtics' recent trip to Europe as a preseason tuneup and some quality team bonding wasn't all it's cracked up to be. Well, at least for Darko Milicic. The former No. 2 overall pick has traveled across the Atlantic three times now since he's signed with the C's. On Thursday in Waltham following practice, Milicic spoke with the media in regards...
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Jason Terry Credits Doc Rivers, Celtics Practices for Keeping Him Fresh During Preseason

Celtics newcomer Jason Terry is 35 years old, but he doesn’t feel like he is. Boston signed the shooting guard and former Sixth Man of the Year to a three-year contract in July, hoping he could provide some firepower off the Celtics' bench. Terry has scored 23 points through Boston’s opening two exhibition games in Turkey and Italy, and was quick to...
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College Football Loses Icon as Former Commentator Beano Cook Passes Away at Age 81

The broadcast booth on Saturday afternoon's will never be the same, as former announcer Beano Smith has passed away. ESPN's Ivan Maisel broke the saddening news on Thursday afternoon, tweeting that Cook died in his sleep. Cook had been keeping a blog of his thoughts, most recently writing that health issues had hit him at the worst part of the year, being...
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Seth Smith Lacks Social Media Knowledge, Wonders If Trending on Twitter Is 'Big Deal'

Seth Smith was Oakland's savior on Wednesday night. With the Athletics on the brink of elimination against the Tigers in the ninth inning, Smith ripped a two-run double off Detroit closer Jose Valverde to deadlock the game before Coco Crisp delivered the game-winning run. But after the dramatic game, it was Smith who turned into a trending topic on Twitter...
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Michael Vick Admits to Owning Dog, Says it's 'Important My Children Develop a Healthy Relationship with Animals'

After being arrested in 2007 for his connection in a dog fighting ring in Virginia, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick admitted on Thursday that his family owns a dog. Vick, who served 21 months in prison for his involvement in the ring, was not, at first, allowed to own a dog per his probation and supervised release. But, as of now, Vick is able to have a canine...
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Rapper E-40 Shows Support For San Francisco Giants With Playoff Rap Song

The Giants have lived to see another day in the postseason. By beating the Reds 6-4 in Thursday's Game 5, San Francisco has moved closer to duplicating its 2010 World Series run. And they'll have an anthem –– another one in a long list –– to lean on. West Coast rapper E-40 dropped a few bars to back his favorite team's postseason push. And...
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Joe Girardi's Gutsy Decisions, Resiliency Through Father's Death Could Add to His Managerial Legacy

This could be a defining series for Joe Girardi's legacy. The skipper has already entrenched himself in the Yankee record books, having guided the team to the 2009 World Series title. In five seasons at the helm, he's led New York to a 479-331 record. But this series against the Orioles could vault Girardi -- still just 47 years old -- higher in the managerial...
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Paul Pierce, Celtics Preparing for Several Different Roles, Lineups

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Coming into training camp, the hierarchy of the Celtics' roster appeared to fall into place naturally for coach Doc Rivers. Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo would start, with Courtney Lee filling in at shooting guard until Avery Bradley's surgically repaired shoulders healed. Jason Terry and Jeff Green would be the first players...
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Giants' Amazing Comeback Over Reds Due to Offensive Depth, Shutdown Relief, Little Bit of Luck

On Thursday the San Francisco Giants became the first National League team ever to come back from a 2-0 deficit and win a best-of-five series, a feat even more impressive when you consider the change in the Division Series format this year. The Giants won all of their games in Cincinnati after losing the first two at home -- effectively sweeping a three-game series on the road with...
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Report: Red Sox Meet With Japanese High School Phenom Shohei Otani, Who Has Been Clocked at 100 MPH

The Red Sox have never been afraid to test the international waters, and they've reportedly done so once again. According to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, a major league source has confirmed multiple reports out of Japan that the Red Sox were among the big league teams to meet with Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani. Otani is just 18 years old, but he's 6-foot...
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