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Brewers fire Ron Roenicke — Who’s Next?

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team’s first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you’re winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you’re getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in the Majors through 25 games at 7-18, but GM Doug Melvin said that last season’s tumble...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: Live blog!

It’s finally here. The “Fight of the Century” is upon us, as Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will step in the ring tonight after a five-year wait. They will battle for the title of best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and the best boxer of their generation at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We will be live blogging all the action starting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Celebrities and experts make their picks

The “Fight of the Century” is almost upon us. Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the two greatest fighters of their generation will step into a ring and finally settle their long-simmering feud. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will give us the fight we’ve been begging for and it should be one heck of a show. Everyone seems to be focused on this fight, it has...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao: Full card preview

The WBA, WBC and WBO welterweight titles are on the line this Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, as the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is finally here after years of waiting. The 12-round championship bout will be co-broadcast by Showtime and HBO on pay-per-view with an undercard that features a mix of undefeated pugilists...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Eagles trying desperately to move up to No. 2

As we sit a few hours from the start of the 2015 NFL Draft the rumors are flying too quickly even keep up with. But one story that just won’t go away and has intensified as the day has gone on, is that the Philadelphia Eagles are trying desperately to move up in the draft in order to select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. We have all known that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly loves...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers have told Philip Rivers he won’t be traded

Well we can finally put this rumor to rest. On Thursday multiple media outlets reported that the San Diego Chargers have informed Philip Rivers that he will not be traded. While the Chargers had met with Rivers’ agent and claimed that they did not want to move him and that they were committed to working out a long-term contract extension with the quarterback, this is bigger news...
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Kevin Love has surgery, is out four to six months

Most saw this coming when Kevin Love was injured in Game 4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ series against the Boston Celtics. On Wednesday, Love had surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder and he is expected to miss the next four to six months. This is a huge blow for the Cavs, who are trying to win their first NBA title this season and had a lot riding on Love as part of that...
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Rockets dead horse emoji doesn’t go over so well

Sports teams try to use Twitter as a way to be edgy and funny since younger fans tend to use that medium, and it’s old peoples understanding that young people enjoy things that are edgy and funny. Some teams, the Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta Hawks being among the most notable, have done this quite well over the past couple years. The Houston Rockets saw their attempt at Seth...
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Report: Chargers intent on keeping Philip Rivers

Whether or not the San Diego Chargers look to move on from the Philip Rivers era has been one of the biggest stories of the NFL’s offseason. With the 2015 NFL Draft just a few days away, we may finally have an answer for what San Diego plans to do. A report on Tuesday from Mike Garafolo claims that the Bolts are intent on keeping Rivers and working on a long-term contract extension...
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2015 NBA Draft final early entries list

The deadline for underclassmen to make themselves eligible for the 2015 NBA Draft has passed and now we know what this year’s class will look like. A whopping 44 collegiate players gave up further eligibility to enter this year’s draft and that comes on top of the seniors already eligible and a stout crop of international players. Below you will find the full and final list of...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers, Eagles trying to land Mariota

A report on Thursday afternoon claims that both the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles are attempting to maneuver into position to draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. TFY Draft Insider’s Tony Pauline claims that both teams are attempting to move up for Mariota, but that they may have to work out a three-way deal that involves the Cleveland Browns to make it happen...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant off to strong start in first week

Last Friday, Kris Bryant made the most hyped debut in Major League Baseball since pitcher Stephen Strasburg was called up by the Nationals in 2010. (Must be something about playing your college ball in San Diego). From an offensive standpoint, Bryant’s first game was a flop — he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. But now that the MLB Network live look-ins for every at-bat have...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s some rain for the Kris Bryant call-up celebration parade

Much-ballyhooed prospect Kris Bryant is receiving his big-league call-up from the Cubs on Friday. Bryant is so ballyhooed, in fact, that he is making people remember that ballyhooed is a word. The arrival of arguably the most hyped prospect since Bryce Harper is a cause for celebration on the North Side. Cub haters, which is to say White Sox fans who need a life, which is to say...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft early entries list

The 2014 NBA Draft is still months away, but with the college basketball season over we’re starting to get a look and what this year’s draft class will look like. Below is an updated list of early entrants who have declared themselves available for this year’s draft, which will take place on June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The list includes international players...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Philip Rivers would rather retire than play in L.A.

As the San Diego Chargers continue to do their due diligence on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, a new reality has emerged for the franchise. We have been told exclusively by two sources inside Chargers headquarters that quarterback Philip Rivers has not been shy in telling people he would rather retire than move to Los Angeles with the team. We have been told that the actual city...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers off to historically torrid start

For Detroit Tigers fans of a certain age, a fast start to the regular season is nothing new.  In 1984 the Motor City Kitties rocketed out to a 35-5 record through the first 40 games, a feat which has never been duplicated. It is unlikely a team is soon going to duplicate that feat, but this year’s Tigers are certainly looking capable of matching that season’s total of 104 wins...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor will enter 2015 NBA Draft

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few days after leading the Duke Blue Devils to an NCAA title, freshman center Jahlil Okafor has announced he will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-11 All-American announced his intentions on Thursday and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski referred to it as a “great decision.” Okafor had a phenomenal freshman season and most see him as one...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs owners will have final say on top pick

It appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t as settled on who they will select with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft as we thought. While the team has appeared to be set on Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the top pick in the draft, but a report on Thursday seems to show that isn’t a lock. Additionally, it would appear that the final say on who the team selects...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao motivated by Mayweather’s history of domestic violence

I don’t think Manny Pacquiao needs any extra motivation for a win over Floyd Mayweather, but he has apparently found it in Mayweather’s history of domestic violence. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will face Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2 in Las Vegas, and the title of “best fighter of this generation” will be on the line. But according to Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Scumbag Dave Bliss hired to coach NAIA hoops program

In the case of Southwestern Christian University, Bliss is ignorance. The NAIA school in Oklahoma that no one has ever heard of prior to today accomplished its goal of changing that by hiring the 71-year-old former Baylor coach, who is perhaps the worst scumbag ever produced by an industry teeming with them. Bliss last coached at Baylor in 2003 before stepping down in one of the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

How Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall both made right choice

The coaching darlings of the mid-major basketball world, Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall, both made very different decisions about their futures this week. Smart decided to finally make the jump from Virginia Commonwealth to Texas, while Marshall passed up Alabama’s big money for a raise from Wichita State. Both made the right choice. And here’s why. For Marshall, the decision...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden to boycott NCAA meeting in Indiana

USC athletic director Pat Haden has become the first NCAA official to publicly boycott Indiana over its controversial “religious freedom” bill. Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff committee, will not attend this week’s meeting in Indianapolis as a protest against the law. The NCAA’s headquarters are are in Indianapolis and the city will also host the Final Four...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Big East Goes Back to the Future

A pair of Big East programs that were national powers in the 1980s announced their new coaches on Sunday, though both left people scratching their heads for different reasons. St. John’s is turning to the most prominent name in program history, while DePaul will turn to… a name in program history. Chris Mullin, a long-time flattop aficionado and member of the last St. John...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 pick Brady Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery

Last summer, prep left-hander Brady Aiken was the consensus top player in Major League Baseball’s June draft. The San Diego product had a big arm, three plus pitches and uncommon poise and polish for a prep hurler. He was selected No. 1 overall by the Houston Astros and everything seemed great. One crazy year later and that has all changed. Aiken and the Astros couldn’t work...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Wrigley Field be ready for opening night?

Even when someone finds themselves impossibly excited about the Chicago Cubs, it doesn’t take very long for some damn fool thing to happen that reminds you that you’re dealing with the Cubs. Regardless of their record this upcoming season — it may well be a few games under .500 or a few games over .500 — there’s no question that an exciting young team has been assembled...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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