Derek Carr named Raiders sacrificial, er, starting QB

You know the old saying — if you have seven quarterbacks, you don’t have one quarterback. The Oakland Raiders are hoping rookie Derek Carr of Fresno State changes all of that, making him the first QB taken in his draft class to earn a starting gig after awarding him the job (if playing quarterback for the Raiders can accurately be described as an award) on Monday. Certainly,...
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Texas Tech signs Kliff Kingsbury to massive extension

Apparently they like Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech because they’re now paying him handsomely to stick around. The 35-year-old and his alma mater agreed to a contract extension on Friday that will keep him in Lubbock through 2020. The guaranteed total base value of the contract is reportedly $24.2 million and including this season Texas Tech will pay Kingsbury an average of $3.5...
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Chicago throws party for Jackie Robinson West Little League

The main storyline going into the Little League World Series was about a girl who could pitch against the boys. But while she was the main attraction in Williamsport, Mo’Ne Davis ended up as the sidebar to a bigger story — though it was also one she was part of. Davis’ Philadelphia team was eventually bested by Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West squad in the U.S. semifinal, meaning...
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USC captain Josh Shaw injured rescuing nephew from downing

On Saturday night USC cornerback Josh Shaw is out indefinitely after being injured while rescuing his seven-year-old nephew from drowning. Shaw was at a family function at his cousin’s apartment near his hometown in Palmdale, California when he was standing on a second floor balcony and saw his nephew, who can’t swim, struggling in a pool below. With no other help nearby, Shaw...
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Report: Richie Incognito meeting with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The pariah of the NFL may actually find work this season. Yes, Meathead Hall of Fame member Richie Incognito is reportedly visiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday and could wind up being offered a contract if he’s in shape. This is the first time Incognito has been in an NFL facility since the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal that rocked the NFL last season. Despite Incognito’s...
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10 worst owners in all of sports

Now that Donald Sterling has finally been removed as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, we can finally take him off all the lists of the worst owners in sports. In fact, over the past few years, many of the long-time top contenders have left. Thanks to those departures, it’s time to re-rank the worst owners/ownership groups in all of sports. And with Sterling gone there is...
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Colts GM: Trent Richardson needs to produce

Up to this point in his NFL career, it’s fair to say Trent Richardson has been a gigantic bust. On Wednesday Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson all but admitted as much, calling out his 23-year-old running back and demanding he be “accountable” and “answer the bell.” If he doesn’t, there’s a chance Richardson doesn’t see playing time this season. Last...
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J.J. Watt wants a new contract from Houston Texans

There is little doubt that J.J. Watt is one of the best defensive players in the NFL. After three seasons in the league, the Houston Texans defensive end feels he has proven himself and now wants a new contract that more accurately reflects his production. On Tuesday several outlets reported that Watt believes he has outplayed his rookie contract and wants an extension. Watt was...
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WATCH: Coach's amazing speech to team after LLWS loss

I don’t know about you, but I love the Little League World Series. Seeing those young kids getting a chance to shine in the national spotlight is always really fun for me. Occasionally during the tournament we get a moment of beauty between the players and their adult coaches, and that happened Monday night. New England’s representative in the 2014 LLWS was Cumberland American...
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Cleveland Browns to announce starting quarterback on Tuesday

In case you hadn’t had enough “Johnny Football” news, we’ve got some more for you. On Friday, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said that Tuesday is his target date to name his team’s starting quarterback for Week 1. Pettine says a group consisting of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains and general manager Ray Farmer will have...
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WATCH: Tebow gets birthday cake during SEC Network debut

ESPN was madly in love with Tim Tebow before he ever became a network property. And now that he’s working for them, one cannot measure the how deeply their relationship will blossom. Or maybe we can. We got a good idea that the infatuation is still running strong on Tebow’s 27th birthday, which coincided with the launch of the SEC Network. (Or is it a coincidence?). Florida mascot...
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Sterling's appeal to block Clippers sale denied by court

On Wednesday the 2nd Court of Appeal rejected Donald Sterling’s petition to halt the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. That decision means Sterling has virtually no chance of getting the team back and that Ballmer’s purchase of the Clippers has been validated. The key part of court’s ruling reads as follows: “The evidence before this court indicates...
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WATCH: Padres make catches in stands on back-to-back plays

The San Diego Padres have had a largely miserable season. But things are looking up in the second half, as the Friars currently have one of baseball’s best winning percentages since the All-Star break. At least they are giving San Diego’s fans something to cheer for. They did that again on Tuesday night. While a home series against the 46-72 Colorado Rockies might not seem exciting...
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Denard Span is on fire, here’s a breakdown

One of the most under-the-radar stories of the 2014 Major League Baseball season has been Denard Span’s ridiculous turnaround. The Washington Nationals outfielder has been on fire for the past two months after a disappointing start to the season. After going 2-for-4 against Atlanta on Sunday, Span has now reached base in 36 consecutive games, and his batting average has jumped...
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Video: Steve Sarkisian calls out Pete Carroll for Ice Bucket Challenge

USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian was called out for the Ice Bucket Challenge by Trojans athletic director Pat Haden. Sarkisian upheld his end of the bargain on Sunday after USC’s practice, then issued his customary challenge to his mentor and good friend Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. According to the challenge’s “rules,” Carroll now has 24 hours to undertake...
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Female pitcher leads team to Little League World Series

My athletic career did not get off to an auspicious start. See, as per the rules of the 1988 Mundelein Little League, every t-ball team had to have at least one girl on it. My team, the White Sox, did not fit that particular rule and stood the risk of forfeiture if it played without one. So on the eve of the season, the coach took a look down the roster to find the most expendable...
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Kevin Durant issues statement, withdraws from FIBA World Cup

News is breaking on Thursday that Oklahoma City Thunder forward and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has withdrawn from Team USA’s FIBA World Cup team. Apparently Durant contacted head coach Mike Krzyzewski Thursday afternoon and told him he was physically and mentally drained from the season and needed a break. The 25-year-old was one of the cornerstones of the team and will leave...
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Two former NFL players to appear on 'The Biggest Loser'

Damien Woody and Scott Mitchell have been announced as cast members on the upcoming season of “The Biggest Loser.” I’m sure this isn’t how two former NFL players thought they would be making headlines after their playing days, but when life hands you lemons…I guess you squeeze them over pork rinds and eat those damn things. Woody played guard for the New England Patriots...
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Padres to hire AJ Preller as new GM

The San Diego Padres are currently without a general manager after firing Josh Byrnes in the middle of the season. A report emerging Tuesday night claims they have finally made a decision on a new GM. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Padres will hire Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller as the team’s new general manager. Rumors had persisted that San Diego was...
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Report: Kevin Love trade to Cleveland is done

On Monday night Brian Windhorst reported that a trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers has essentially been completed. Windhorst claims it is a “handshake agreement” at this point, as the Cavs have to wait a few weeks to trade No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Windhorst claims it could actually be a three-way trade that will send Love...
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Matt Cain to have elbow surgery, done for season

The San Francisco Giants just took a gut-punch on Monday as they announced that ace Matt Cain will have surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The 29-year-old will miss the rest of the season and his recovery will likely be at least three months. After winning on Monday afternoon, the Giants are currently two games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the...
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Bon Jovi writes letter to Buffalo; fans not impressed

With Andre Reed’s Hall of Fame induction and Buffalo playing in prime time to officially kick off the NFL preseason Sunday night, the Bills received more national attention this weekend than they have at any point since the height of the Zubaz Era. But one of the prospective new owners of the team decided he needed to go local in an effort to assuage fans fears that the team would...
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Jimmy Graham draws flag in scrimmage for goal-post dunk

Jimmy Graham refuses to play by the rules, and we love him for it. On Saturday the New Orleans Saints tight end scored a touchdown in an intra-squad scrimmage and promptly “dunked” the ball over the goal-post in what has become his signature celebration. He was immediately flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, and that could become a regular occurrence this year. In the offseason...
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Michael Phelps to compete in four events at U.S. Nationals

Michael Phelps’ comeback bid will continue next week at the U.S. national championships, and he will match his most ambitious program since returning to the sport. The 29-year-old will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at the meet, which begins Wednesday in Irvine, California. Phelps retired after the London Olympics...
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2014 MLB Trade Deadline Rumor Roundup

The 2014 MLB trade deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. ET and as we approach it rumors are flying around wildly. With baseball’s division races wide open tons of teams are looking to add ammunition for the stretch run. As rumors come fast and furious we’ll update you with what the latest is on this post, so enjoy it and be sure to check back periodically for updates and the latest...
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