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College football team suspends accused rapist!

In a move that is sure to send seismic waves across the college football landscape, the University of New Mexico suspended a player accused of rape on Tuesday. That player is Lobos running back Crusoe Gongbay, who seems like he could have gotten by in life on cool name alone. Unfortunately, that is no longer possible. Gongbay turned himself in to campus police as he and another man...
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Teddy Bridgewater’s stock is plummeting and it’s not surprising

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was long considered a lock to be a top five selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. For months Bridgewater and South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney battled it out for the top spot in most mock drafts. But as we’ve gotten closer to draft day, the Louisville signal-caller’s stock has sunk like a stone. And if you watch tape on him, it’s not hard...
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Highlights of James Harden 'playing defense' are amazing

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is one of the most explosive offensive players in the NBA. The 24-year-old, two-time All-Star averaged 25.4 points and 6.1 assists per game during the 2013-14 regular season. Simply put, he’s one of the toughest covers in the NBA and drives opposing defenders nuts with his ability to get to the rim and hit long jumpers. With all of that said,...
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Report: Florida State, police hardly did a Winston probe

The New York Times published an article on Wednesday that blasts the lack of any real investigation done by Florida State and the Tallahassee Police Department into the rape allegations leveled at Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. The article states that “there was virtually no investigation at all, either by the police or the university.” State Attorney Willie Meggs is quoted...
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Minka Kelly needs to be famous again

Remember Minka Kelly? A few years ago she was widely considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. But ever since she and Derek Jeter broke up she’s kind of fallen off the map. She’s currently starring in Fox’s Almost Human, but the show is likely headed for cancellation. We miss seeing Ms. Kelly all over the Internet on a weekly basis, so with that in mind we decided...
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Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent already determined

Manny Pacquiao showed he’s not done yet on Saturday by thoroughly beating the previously-undefeated Timothy Bradley around the ring the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao avenged his completely unjust split decision loss from their first fight and showed that even at 35 he could take on one of the best fighters in the world and completely outclass him. Now the question is, who will...
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Nashville Predators dismiss Barry Trotz

Barry Trotz is a name only familiar to hard-core hockey fans or Nashville residents. Yet he has been one of the mainstays in the world of professional sports — until Monday. The Nashville Predators relieved Trotz of his job after he had served as the team’s head coach since its inception in August 1997, which was a full year before the expansion team even played its first game...
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Matt Moore done for year; will undergo Tommy John surgery

The Tampa Bay Rays have a gem of a left-hander in Matt Moore. He had an excellent season in 2013 and looked poised to be one of the top starters in the American League this season. Unfortunately, Moore will be missing the rest of the year thanks to Tommy John surgery. Moore tested out his gimpy left elbow on Monday throwing a bit, but the soreness in his arm persisted. He has been...
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San Diego Padres, Jedd Gyorko agree to big extension

On Monday the San Diego Padres and second baseman Jedd Gyorko announced they had agreed to a big contract extension. The 25-year-old slugger will now be under contract through 2019, and the club also holds an option for 2020. The deal was announced as a six-year, $35 million pact, with a $13 million option for 2020 and a $1 million buyout. The contract will begin in 2015, and Gyorko...
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Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II: Live blog!

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Johnny Manziel scores 32 on Wonderlic test

Say what you want about “Johnny Football” but he ain’t stupid. A report on Friday claims that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel scored well on the Wonderlic test, netting a 32 to beat out the rest of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft. Cornell’s Jeff Matthews had the highest score with a 40, but Manziel was the best out of the real first-round options. Central...
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Hank Aaron, Brandon Spikes and matters of historical hyperbole

Our nation’s racial history remains treacherous ground. Like any other pile you’d prefer not to step in, it seems to find you when you aren’t paying attention. And wearing sandals. Two different athletes trod into that territory this week with their words. One is a living legend with a history of choosing his statements carefully. The other is a current NFL player with a University...
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2014 NFL Draft: Why is Anthony Barr’s stock dropping?

At the end of the 2013 college football season, UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr looked like a sure bet to be selected in the top 10 of the 2014 NFL Draft. Barr has been pretty solid in his workouts since the end of the season, but for some reason scouts, evaluators and executives have quickly soured on him. But why? Barr was certainly one of the most dominant defenders in college...
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Shabazz Napier: Breaking down point guard’s draft stock

Shabazz Napier was the story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. He threw his Connecticut team on his back and led the seventh-seeded Huskies to a championship with a 60-54 win over a heavily-favored Kentucky team. After a fantastic four-year career, now Napier will be looking forward to the 2014 NBA Draft. No one improved his draft stock in this year’s tournament more than Napier, but...
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Lakers give GM Mitch Kupchak multiyear extension

Despite being in the midst of the worst season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers announced they have agreed to a multiyear extension with general manager Mitch Kupchak. While the team has struggled mightily this season, that certainly can’t be blamed on Kupchak, and over the years he has proven to be one of the NBA’s best general managers. Since succeeding Jerry West...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel pays visit to Oakland Raiders

It’s a match made in Heaven, or at least whatever afterworld it is that Raiders fans are transported to. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is visiting Oakland today, as confirmed by various NFL reporters who talk to people that know Manziel and the Raiders organization. Manziel was most recently seen at the Final Four kicking it with his boy Drake on Saturday before flying...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why a Girl Will Win Your NCAA March Madness Pool

Friend of the site and StyleCaster founder Ari S. Goldberg emailed me on Friday to tell me he had an NCAA Tournament-related story he had to tell. What follows is his fantastic post about an NCAA Tournament picks theory. Enjoy: For the past 10 years Mikey, Dave and I have had an NCAA Tournament Pool and every year we bet lunch at Suzie’s (Suzie’s is a Chinese joint that we used...
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WATCH: Adreian Payne puts on amazing dunk contest display

Recent NBA dunk contests have been… well, I can’t even remember. Blake Griffin jumped over a car, and I feel like it was the only interesting thing to happen in the post-Vince Carter dunk machine era. The college dunk contest, on the other hand, still has a degree of awesome in it. Michigan State’s Adriean Payne made sure of that by doing things we do not expect to see from...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer signs big extension with Tampa Bay Rays

Chris Archer is a nice young pitcher, and I’m sure he’ll do great things for the Tampa Bay Rays. But on Wednesday, the 25-year-old righty signed a big contract that was yet another example of how baseball must be incredibly healthy money-wise. Archer and the Rays agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract that also includes two club options that could raise the total value...
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Chris Archer signs big extension with Tampa Bay Rays

Chris Archer is a nice young pitcher, and I’m sure he’ll do great things for the Tampa Bay Rays. But on Wednesday, the 25-year-old righty signed a big contract that was yet another example of how baseball must be incredibly healthy money-wise. Archer and the Rays agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract that also includes two club options that could raise the total value...
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Miranda Kerr pictures: Supermodel is looking unbelievable lately

Miranda Kerr has always been a big favorite around these parts, and for good reason. The 30-year-old Australian supermodel is stunningly gorgeous but also manages to have a bit of that “cute” thing going on as well. But recently she’s looked better than ever. Since splitting from husband Orlando Bloom, Ms. Kerr has been out and about and looking unbelievable. The single life...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson headed to disabled list with injured elbow

Brian Wilson was absolutely hammered by the San Diego Padres on Sunday night and his implosion cost the Los Angeles Dodgers a win in their first game on American soil this season. But it turns out that the world’s strangest reliever has actually been dealing with elbow issues for a few weeks now, and he landed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday as a result. Wilson underwent...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Major League Baseball return to Montreal?

Baseball season opens in multiple cities today. But the final weekend of spring training opened the door to an intriguing possibility: Can Montreal become one of those cities once again? The Blue Jays and Mets played a two-game exhibition series at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in their final tuneup before the regular season, and the result was unlike anything that has been seen inside...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout finalizing huge extension

After months of rumors, we have finally gotten word that the Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Mike Trout are finalizing a big-time contract. MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez is reporting that the deal will be a six-year extension worth slightly more than $140 million. The contract, which would buy out Trout’s three arbitration year and his first three years of free agency, does not...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart officially turns down Marquette

On Thursday night, Marquette finally got its answer from Shaka Smart, and it wasn’t the one the school was hoping for. Smart called Marquette Thursday to officially turn down the school’s head basketball coaching job and he will return to Virginia Commonwealth next season. Former Marquette coach Buzz Williams bolted for Virginia Tech last week and the Golden Eagles quickly identified...
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