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Looking back on Sid Bream’s slide from the 1992 NLCS

The MLB playoffs are upon us and we couldn’t be more excited for baseball’s big dance to start. The divisional round will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the last few days. Today we’re remembering Sid Bream’s game-winning slide from Game...
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Looking Back on the Steve Bartman Incident

The MLB playoffs are upon us and we couldn’t be more excited for baseball’s big dance to start. The divisional round will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the last few days. Today we’re taking time to remember the infamous Steve Bartman incident...
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Bills to start Kyle Orton; Super Bowl berth awaits

The Buffalo Bills announced that they mean business on Monday, naming Kyle Orton their starting quarterback for next week’s game against New England in place of their first-round pick from last season, EJ Manuel. Some are seeing the turn to the Neckbeard as a panic move, but I see it for what it is — a sign that the Bills are going to the Super Bowl. With that in mind, I’ve...
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Looking Back on Roy Halladay’s postseason no-hitter

The MLB playoffs are about to start and after a competitive finish to the season we finally have all the matchups for baseball’s big dance set. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today we’re remembering...
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Looking back at David Ortiz’s walk-offs from the 2004 ALCS

The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today we’re remembering David Ortiz’s heroics from...
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Remembering Derek Jeter’s “Flip” From the 2001 ALDS

The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today we’re looking back at Derek Jeter’s iconic ...
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Remembering Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS Walk-Off Home Run

The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today’s edition of our MLB playoffs flashback focuses...
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Bill Simmons, we’re offering you a job

In case you’re unaware, ESPN suspended arguably its most popular personality on Wednesday when the company sidelined Bill Simmons for three weeks for having the audacity to profanely refer to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar, then challenge his employers to reprimand him for it. We think it’s a raw deal — which is why we are cordially welcoming Bill Simmons to join...
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A Look Back at Curt Schilling and the Bloody Sock Game

The MLB playoffs are about to start and five teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today’s edition of our baseball playoff flashbacks comes from...
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Ryan Tannehill still Miami Dolphins starting quarterback

On Tuesday, the Miami Dolphins all but announced that Ryan Tannehill will be their starter in Week 4. Tannehill took all of the first-team reps in Tuesday’s practice, and while the coaching staff has yet to publicly endorse him and back him long-term, it appears he will be the guy this week. The Dolphins made Tannehill the No. 8 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and he has been the...
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Chargers lose Danny Woodhead for the season

The San Diego Chargers’ worst fears were confirmed on Monday as running back Danny Woodhead is officially out for the year after suffering a leg injury against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Woodhead will have surgery to repair his fractured right fibula and ankle and will be placed in injured reserve this week. The 30-year-old was carted off the field during the Chargers’ 22-10...
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Stephen Tulloch Suffers a Very Detroit Lions Injury

Only in the twisted universe of Detroit Lionsdom could the most-played highlight from a win over their biggest division rival be… what you are about to witness. Detroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch decided to celebrate a big sack by mimicking Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ “Discount Double Check” move, which is quite a funny thing to do — until you fail to stick...
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LB Stephen Tulloch suffers A Very Lions injury

Only in the twisted universe of Detroit Lionsdom could the most-played highlight from a win over their biggest division rival be… what you are about to witness. Detroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch decided to celebrate a big sack by mimicking Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ “Discount Double Check” move, which is quite a funny thing to do — until you fail to stick the...
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Florida State: Jameis Winston will not play against Clemson

On Friday night Florida State officials announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will not play at all against No. 22 Clemson on Saturday night. The No. 1 Seminoles had originally suspended the redshirt sophomore for the first half of their showdown with the Tigers, but likely caved after outside pressure forced them to take a much tougher stance. Interim Florida State president...
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Breaking down NL MVP race: Should it be Giancarlo Stanton?

It comes as no surprise to anyone who saw him hit the deck after gruesomely getting beaned in the face in Milwaukee, but slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been shut down for the rest of the season by the Miami Marlins. The only question remaining is whether he deserves to be voted National League MVP, which is always an interesting debate when it comes to players on a team that isn...
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Sponsors concerned about NFL’s handling of off-field issues

On Tuesday several major NFL sponsors expressed their disapproval of how the league is handling off-field issues involving its players. Anheuser-Busch is the biggest name to publicly condemn the league, but none of the NFL’s top sponsors have taken the step of pulling advertising yet. Anheuser-Busch said it has spoken with the NFL about its handling of recent incidents that have...
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Bears teach a valuable gambling lesson

“Never bet against your own team” is one of those adages you always hear, somewhere along the lines of “Never play in traffic,” “never stick a knife down your toaster” and “never get involved in a land war in Asia.” And yet… I just couldn’t help myself. In my lifetime watching the Bears,  I had never witnessed the team win a game in San Francisco. Hell, I’ve...
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Q&A with San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo

The life and career accomplishments of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo were celebrated this week during a cocktail reception sponsored by Hennessy V.S at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco. Romo, a proud Mexican-American, 2013 All-Star and 2-time World Series champion, became one of the best relief pitchers in MLB despite not being a highly-ranked prospect in the minors...
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Sources: Jim Mora was never offered Texas job

With UCLA and Texas set to square off this weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, several stories have popped up about UCLA head coach Jim Mora and how – if circumstances had been different – he might be the head coach of the Longhorns. While Mora has consistently claimed that he turned down the job at Texas to remain at UCLA, sources close to both programs have told us that...
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II: Full Card Preview

A rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26 KO) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO) goes down this Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing Pay-Per-View, live from the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. On the line are Mayweather’s WBC and WBA welterweight titles, along with Mayweather’s WBC junior middleweight title in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds. Join us...
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Report: Marlins to offer Giancarlo Stanton huge deal

The Miami Marlins have a dubious reputation when it comes to retaining their best players. But a new report from Bob Nightengale claims the organization plans to change that image this winter. The team with the lowest payroll in baseball is ready to open up its purse and spend to win. That will start with star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins apparently plan to offer MVP...
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Did the NCAA drop the ball on Penn State decision?

There are many things in this world that are easy. The easiest, in my humble opinion? Not raping children. Not orchestrating a coverup because child rape is damaging to your brand image in lieu of turning in a dirty old pedophile is also fairly high on the list. And because Penn State has gone two whole years of successfully meeting these standards, the NCAA rewarded its football...
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June Jones resigns as SMU head coach after 0-2 start

When SMU brought in June Jones as its head football coach back in 2008, it was supposed to be a sign that the school was once again taking the sport seriously. Almost seven years later the team’s supposed turnaround has fallen flat and as a result, Jones resigned from his position on Monday. The Mustangs have opened the season 0-2 and lost their first two games by a combined score...
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Jadeveon Clowney to have surgery, out four to six weeks

The Houston Texans won their opener on Sunday 17-6 over the Washington Redskins, but in the process they lost something big. No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney went down with a knee injury late in the second quarter and had to leave the game. The prognosis isn’t good. Clowney tore the meniscus in his knee and is going to miss a significant chunk of time. The 21-year-old will...
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Mayweather v. Maidana 2: Live blog!

Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather will square off with Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana for the second time this year. The bout will be for Mayweather’s WBA (Super) WBC and The Ring welterweight titles. Their last fight was a close, back-and-forth affair and the rematch should be just as exciting. As always with big fights, we will be live-blogging...
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