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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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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire general manager Kevin Towers

His team’s awful play finally caught up with Kevin Towers, who was relieved of his job as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Tony La Russa, the franchise’s chief baseball officer, delivered the long-expected news in a statement Friday morning, as the D-backs currently boast a record of 59-81, the third-worst mark in baseball. Towers led the Diamondbacks...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Police show media video of Joe Mixon punching woman

Until now Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon and his lawyer have claimed that when he assaulted a young woman outside a restaurant in July he was acting in self defense. On Thursday, police showed surveillance video of the incident to members of the media and it appeared to completely contradict that account. The encounter between Mixon and Amelia Rae Molitor took place outside...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly declared cancer-free

In what has to be one of the best sports stories in the past few years, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was declared cancer-free on Thursday after follow-up biopsies this week came back negative. On June 3, 2013, Kelly announced that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his upper jaw. He underwent surgery on June 7 and shortly after the surgery he announced...
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War Machine pleads not guilty to charges, faces life in prison

Former MMA fighter War Machine pleaded not guilty to 32 felony counts in a Las Vegas courtroom on Wednesday, including two counts of attempted murder. If convicted, he could face life in prison without the possibility for parole. War Machine is accused of nearly beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, to death in her home on August 8. He was named as Jon Koppenhaver...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

A brief history of Raiders QBs and the last 3 drafts

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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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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26 days ago  |  Discuss

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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26 days ago  |  Discuss

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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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