A.J. Preller has completely remade the San Diego Padres in two weeks

Wow. That was a crazy last two days. The San Diego Padres have gone from offensively-challenged perennial doormat to what looks like a dark horse World Series contender. And it’s all thanks to the tireless effort and dogged determination of new general manager A.J. Preller. Preller took over the team in August and bided his time getting to know the organization inside and out...
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Wil Myers: Padres, Rays, Nationals agree on blockbuster trade

For a little more than 24 hours we had been hearing that a trade that would send outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays to the San Diego Padres was “close,” now we have been told the deal has been consummated (ESPN’s Jim Bowden now confirms it). The deal also involves the Washington Nationals and includes a whopping 11 players. The deal is contingent on everyone passing...
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USOC Will Bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

The United States Olympic Committee is set to make a serious bid for the 2024 Olympics, in an attempt to end a 28-year drought without the Summer games on American soil. A host city has not been selected yet, but four different options are being considered. After hearing from the four candidates on Tuesday, the USOC board members voted to join the race. Boston, Los Angeles, San...
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Three fighters file antitrust lawsuit against UFC

On Tuesday, Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch filed a lawsuit in San Jose, California against Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The suit alleges that the promotion holds a monopoly on the mixed martial arts market. Fitch and Quarry are retired former UFC fighters, while Le is still under contract with the company but says he has no intention...
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Milwaukee Brewers to open ‘Selig Experience’ museum

Seattle proudly boasts the Experience Music Project, a museum inspired by native son Jimi Hendrix. Starting next year, Milwaukee will proudly (?) boast (?) the Selig Experience, a museum inspired by native son Bud Selig. You think we’re kidding. But we’re not. The Selig Experience will be a 1,400-square foot exhibit will be open year round at Miller Park, because if there...
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Greg Gabriel wouldn’t draft Jameis Winston in any round

Former NFL executive Greg Gabriel issued his evaluation of Florida State redshirt sophomore Jameis Winston on Friday and while it was full of praise for the 20-year-old’s on-field abilities, the final ruling was a bombshell. Gabriel claimed he wouldn’t draft Winston in any round. Gabriel lauds Winston’s overall strength and athleticism and projects him to run in the 4.6 range...
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Aaron Kromer: Bears have buyer’s remorse over Jay Cutler contract

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer reportedly criticized Jay Cutler during a private conversation with an NFL Network reporter last week. Sources told the Chicago Tribune Kromer had adamantly denied that he claimed the Bears had “buyer’s remorse” over Cutler’s massive contract extension. Well on Thursday we found out the truth. In a meeting room at Halas Hall...
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Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby needs to stop being an idiot

In the week before and after the College Football Playoff committee selected its inaugural Final Four, no one did more to embarrass himself and his league than Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. And it would be in the best interests of the league’s members for Bowlsby to shut his trap and trust in the selection process in the future, or they can find someone to take his place. The...
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Source: Jay Gruden could be fired by Washington

Washington’s football team is a mess, and its level of ineptitude was on full display Sunday, as Daniel Snyder’s team lost to the St. Louis Rams 24-0 at home. The loss sent Washington to 3-10 and made first-year head coach Jay Gruden look even worse. As the game was in its final few seconds, we received a text from an NFC source, who said he thinks Gruden’s position in...
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Big-time college athletics still hates the little guy

Intercollegiate athletics are a far bigger deal in the United States than anywhere else in the world, and perhaps that makes sense given that no other form of sport is more reflective of the American way. Despite being money-making machines, all American pro leagues have some form of socialism in the form of salary caps, luxury taxes or revenue sharing. Thus, the Green Bay Packers...
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Pitt's Conner is ACC Player of the Year over FSU's Winston

To the surprise of some, Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner was named the ACC’s Player of the Year on Wednesday. While that shouldn’t be a surprise, some believed that Florida State’s Jameis Winston would win it despite his shaky season. Conner received 16 of 55 votes cast by the members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, which was three more than...
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Report: Jim Harbaugh done with the San Francisco 49ers

Jim Harbaugh’s future with the San Francisco 49ers has been a topic of discussion for the better part of a year. Now we have enough information to definitively say that we think Harbaugh’s tenure with the 49ers will be over at the end of the season. On Tuesday, Matt Maiocco became the latest in a long line of reporters to conclude that Harbaugh will be out at the end of the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks sign Yasmany Tomas

This offseason has already been a pretty wild one for Major League Baseball, and we were thrown yet another curveball on Wednesday. The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly signed Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas to a six-year contract worth $68.5 million. The Diamondbacks had not been considered a serious player for Tomas, while the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco...
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Giants talking about adding Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Fresh off of losing a cornerstone player, the San Francisco Giants aren’t hanging their heads. In fact, general manager Brian Sabean is out looking for a replacement and trying to improve an already stellar pitching staff. Late reports on Tuesday suggest the 2014 World Series champions have already moved on to other options. With Pablo Sandoval now officially a member of the...
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Cubs reportedly offer Jon Lester more than $135 million

Let me start this off by saying I like Jon Lester and think he’s an excellent pitcher, but if this latest report is true, Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have officially lost their minds. A report on Tuesday claims the Cubs have offered the free agent left-hander a six-year deal worth “north of” $135 million. Lester is the top lefty on the market this winter and I understand...
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Police Report: Manziel’s entourage involved in brawl

Maybe the middle F in JFF stands for Johnny Fightin’ Football. According to police reports, Johnny Manziel and his crew were involved in a massive brawl involving 20 people Friday night at The 9, a multi-purpose venue in Cleveland that features a night club, luxury apartments and hotel rooms on its premises. Chris Gonos, a 33-year-old Browns fan from Sandusky, Ohio, told police...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox set to add Hanley Ramirez

As the Boston Red Sox zero in on adding free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, they appear to have also snuck in under everyone’s noses and landed another big fish. Reports on Sunday claim that Boston is set to add Hanley Ramirez as soon as Monday. The report came out of nowhere Sunday night, though the Red Sox had certainly been rumored as a destination for Ramirez previously...
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Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri: Full card preview

Manny Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title is on the line this Saturday at the Cotai Arena inside The Venetian Macau, as Pacquiao takes on undefeated American Chris Algieri at a catch weight of 144 pounds. The 12-round championship bout will be broadcast on HBO pay-per-view as the main event on a card that also features two Olympic gold medalists and another undefeated American...
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Marshawn Lynch fined $100K; still returns fan’s missing wallet

Marshawn Lynch made one of history’s more unique daily doubles on Wednesday, quite possibly becoming the first person to ever return a stranger’s wallet on the same day his own bank account was docked by $100,000. Beast Mode received what could be described as a “fine about nothing” from the NFL on Wednesday, getting nailed with a $50,000 penalty for leaving the locker room...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brock Lesnar ready to return to UFC?

It seems that every few months we get a headline like the one above, but this time there appears to be some validity to everyone’s favorite mixed martial arts rumor. UFC president Dana White claims that Brock Lesnar is finally fully healthy and interested in returning to the sport. Lesnar is the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and is under contract with the company through...
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It’s time for Bobby Knight to fill Mike Davis’ shoes

In September 2000, Mike Davis was placed in one of the most difficult positions in college basketball history when he took over for deposed Indiana coach Bobby Knight shortly after the start of the school year. There was literal rioting on campus. I would know; I was walking amongst the sea of thousands of students that decided a march to IU President Myles Brand’s house was the...
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Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri live blog!

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri will square off on Saturday, November 22 in Macau. They will be battling for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. We will be live blogging all the action for you.   Live Blog Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri: Live Blog
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida fires Will Muschamp

Early Sunday morning reports have circulated that claim the University of Florida has fired head football coach Will Muschamp. Andy Staples was first to report the news. Muschamp is currently in his fourth season at Florida and the Gators are currently 5-4 with a 4-4 record in the SEC. On Saturday night, they lost to South Carolina 23-20 at home in double overtime. That was likely...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Boras tried to cover up Ramirez drug test

Just when you thought the Biogenesis scandal was over for baseball, another bombshell drops. On Friday, it happened again as a report surfaced that claims Biogenesis boss Anthony Bosch told federal investigators that baseball super agent Scott Boras sought to cover up a failed drug test by then-client Manny Ramirez. Bosch reportedly claimed that Boras tried to help “fabricate...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Hoops: Season win total predictions

So, just in case fantasy NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, EPL, March Madness brackets and NFL eliminators weren’t enough, I stumbled upon a season-long men’s college hoops contest with an intriguing format that I had never seen before. Rules: Pick exactly five Division I teams with a budget of no more than 100 wins (including postseason wins) from the 2013-14 season. The person whose five...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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