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Report: Chiefs working on Eric Berry extension

According to a tweet from Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs are pushing to re-sign one of their top defenders in Eric Berry. Berry played in every game in 2015 and had a solid year with 61 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions which earned him a spot on the NFL’s All-Pro team. He also found himself at his first Pro Bowl this past week. In 2014, Berry was diagnosed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s a petition to remove NBC Sports analyst Mike Milbury

Disgruntled hockey fans have started a petition for the removal of NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury that is starting to gain serious traction. The petition currently has over 5,000 signatures (and counting) from fans who are not fond of Milbury and his role with the network. According to the petition: “His rude and demeaning matter has not only made many of the NBCSN...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bowl OT Kyle Long rips his critics on Instagram

For the third-straight season, Kyle Long finds himself in Honolulu, Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl. After his first two seasons where he excelled as a right guard, the Chicago Bears shifted him one spot to tackle just before the season began in hopes to solidify their exterior of their offensive line. However, with a new position came some growing pains as Long, who battled injuries...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three quarterbacks that should have made Pro-Bowl

Earlier this week, it was reported that Teddy Bridgewater and Jameis Winston will be heading to the 2016 NFL Pro-Bowl for the first time in their respective careers. While that’s great for these two young quarterbacks, taking a look at some of the numbers, a few more deserving players were left out to dry. First, let’s take a look at the numbers for both Bridgewater and Winston...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL’s foolish rule suspends Ovechkin and Toews for missing All-Star game

Two of the NHL’s biggest stars won’t be participating in the league’s all-star activities this weekend, and the NHL is not happy. Both Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews will miss the all-star game due to injury and illness respectively, which should be legitimate excuses to not take the ice in a game that has no genuine meaning. Well, due to a league rule both players will...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NHL All-Stars to receive personalized Gibson guitars

According to a tweet from Adam Vingan, a Nashville Predators beat reporter for The Tennessean, every NHL All-Star will receive a personalized Gibson guitar. The pictured guitar above is for the Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. And if the guitar was not enough, you can see there are a number of other “goodies” in the image as well that is rumored to be a part of the players’...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bring On The San Diego Raiders

I am a lifelong fan of the San Diego Chargers. Save your pity. Your groans of sympathy. Your attempts at jokes about how much the NFL sucks and doesn’t care about its fans. I don’t want any of it because fuck the Chargers. It’s time to be all about the future. Chargers fans have been given a unique opportunity to honorably escape a franchise that has as little chance of success...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers fortunate Newton-Norman scuffle didn’t change season

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers bulldozed over the Arizona Cardinals as Cam Newton tossed two touchdowns and ran for two more scores in a 49-15 beat down for the NFC championship. Newton finished the contest with 335 yards through the air and finished the game with an 117.4 passer rating, he also finished the game with 47 yards on the ground and is looking more and more like...
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Gary Kubiak gets his revenge on Belichick’s Patriots

In his first year as head coach of the Denver Broncos, Gary Kubiak has led his team to a Super Bowl berth as his Broncos are headed to Santa Clara for Super Bowl 50. In a tight, hard-fought game, Kubiak’s team defeated Bill Belichick and the Patriots 20-18 in what I’m sure was sweet revenge for both Kubiak and the Broncos. Last season, Kubiak was the offensive coordinator...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyborg trolls Ronda Rousey on Twitter during SNL

The ongoing fiery feud between Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Justino had some gasoline dumped on it Saturday night, as Cyborg simply couldn’t resist the perfect chance to troll her eternal nemesis with Rousey hosting Saturday Night Live. Rousey suffered her first professional loss against Holly Holm in November after being unable to dictate the fight using her stellar...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs WR Chris Conley responds to critics of first full-time female coach

On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills hired Kathryn Smith as the league’s first full-time female coach, and almost instantly critics voiced their opinion. Kevin Kiley, a radio host in Cleveland, was the most notable voice of opposition. He knocked the Bills decision to hire Smith on-air Thursday morning. “Kaitlyn or Kathryn or whatever her name is,” Kiley said. “She’s been...
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Andrew Holbrook pulls out of UFC on Fox 18 match vs. Sage Northcutt

Attaining success at the highest levels of mixed martial arts obviously takes immeasurable dedication and sacrifice. After pouring years of blood, sweat and tears into the sport, it’s always heartbreaking to see a fighter miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime due to injury. Unfortunately, such is the case for UFC lightweight contender Andrew Holbrook. Citing injury, the UFC...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen Ready to: “Be the best cheerleader I can be this week.”

We’re only two days away from the NFC Championship, and although his team has a chance to advance to Super Bowl 50, Jared Allen is disgruntled. On Friday, the Panthers notified Allen that he will sit out this week’s NFC Championship, and Allen is displeased with the decision as he feels healthy enough to play come Sunday after breaking a bone in his foot last week. “Not happy...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Hochuli officiating AFC championship bodes well for Broncos

Earlier this week, it was reported that Ed Hochuli will be the head official for the AFC Championship this Sunday, and the news should have John Elway licking his chops. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald shed some light on why this could end up being a nightmare scenario for New England: Broncos are 7-0 in Hochuli games since 2000, 6-0 since 2008. https://t.co/9ThNOwB5vy ...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Momentum gaining for National League to add DH for 2017

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said at an owners’ meeting Thursday in Coral Gables, Fla. that the notion of a designated hitter coming to the National League is “gaining momentum.” Which quite honestly, shouldn’t surprise people one bit. Most of the major sports leagues have made rule changes that make it easier for teams to score. Why should the MLB...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma becomes third No. 1 to lose in Iowa this year

Beware, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — the state of Iowa is no place for frontrunners this year. With Iowa State’s 82-77 win over No. 1 Oklahoma Monday night, the Hawkeye State has improbably seen three of its four Division I universities knock off the top team in college basketball this season. Hilton Coliseum is considered one of the toughest venues in the country, but...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Quenneville because NHL’s No. 2 wins leader

A wise man once told me “NHL coach hirings and firings are like changing your pants. They’re not news.” To a degree, that is true. Hockey coaches are so recyclable that they would be endorsed by Captain Planet. So in that environment (see what I did there?) it is quite impressive that Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville surpassed the legendary Al Arbour on Thursday night...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Major League Soccer needs to jump into St. Louis NFL void

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — just ask my couch. In fact, ask every couch I’ve ever owned. So while St. Louis may be junk to Missouri native Stan Kroenke, the National Football League and plenty of other human beings, there is one man that should be salivating at the prospect of the gold mine underneath the Arch: Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron’s marketing team drops free-falling Manziel

At this point, one might wonder if a kitchen pot full of firecrackers placed at the foot of his bed would provide a sufficient wake-up call for Johnny Manziel. But if there’s anyone capable of getting the wayward QB’s crap together, LeBron James seems like a pretty good candidate. Johnny Football probably won’t be in any more Snickers commercials coming near you any time soon...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings add Lecavalier, Schenn in trade with Flyers

The Los Angeles Kings have had a phenomenal season so far, as they currently sit 10 points ahead of second-place in the Pacific Division and have the third-best record in the NHL. The usually slow-starting squad has been on fire in the season’s first half, and on Wednesday it made a move to solidify its lineup. The Kings acquired Luke Schenn and Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 1 Kansas Outlasts No. 2 Oklahoma in Game for the Ages

We’re just four days into 2016, but we’ve likely already seen the game of the year in college basketball. It’s not very often that a matchup between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country can exceed expectations, but that’s exactly what we witnessed Monday night when Kansas and Oklahoma gave us a taste of March Madness before a raucous crowd at Allen Fieldhouse. The game...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns will interview Matt Patricia for head coaching position

Matt Patricia may be the next in a long line of former Bill Belichick assistants to get a shot at running his own team. Reports claim the New England Patriots have granted the Browns permission to interview their defensive coordinator for Cleveland’s head coaching vacancy. The 41-year-old Patricia – who you may know as “that dude with the sweet beard” on New England’s...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals are NFL’s biggest loser in Week 17

Conventional wisdom dictates that no one in the NFL had a worse Sunday than the New York Jets, who merely needed a win in Buffalo to clinch a spot in the AFC playoffs. They were the only team facing a cut-and-dried “win and get in” scenario, and they blew it in particularly painful fashion with a spate of Ryan Fitzpatrick fourth-quarter interceptions and a near-miracle touchdown...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

IUPUI flying under radar in Summit League; notch win in conference opener

  Photo credit: Marc Viquez It hasn’t been all peaches and cream so far this season for IUPUI head coach Jason Gardner and his gritty Jaguars squad, to say the least. A brutal pre-conference slate – including true road games at Marquette, NC State, Purdue, Creighton, Memphis and Butler – combined with the ineligibility of transfer guard Ron Patterson caused the Jags to enter...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick ties shutout record for American-born goalies

On Monday night, in a completely ignored story, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick tied a pretty significant NHL record. With his team’s 5-0 destruction of the Vancouver Canucks, Quick is now tied for the most shutouts by an American-born goaltender. His 40th shutout put him on equal footing with John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek.  OK, it’s tying an American record...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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