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Two D-League Teammates Ejected For Fighting Each Other

Jarnell Stokes and Kailin Lucas were ejected from an NBA Developmental League game on Tuesday night after getting into a fight, which by itself does not warrant headlines — until you realize that Stokes and Lucas are teammates, and they got into a fight during a timeout huddle. What happened to precipitate the skirmish is unclear, because the only thing we have to go on is a blurry...
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Kobe Bryant to undergo shoulder surgery, likely out for season

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery on his right rotator cuff and is listed as being out indefinitely. The Lakers have not announced a timetable for his return, but in all likelihood, the 36-year-old guard will be out for the rest of the season. Bryant tore his rotator cuff during a dunk attempt against the New Orleans Pelicans last week and an...
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Bensons play Game of Thrones, New Orleans-style

The following story is to be filed in the remarkably thin manila folder marked “Be Glad You Weren’t Raised By Rich People.” The palace intrigue is thick in New Orleans this week as accusations and lawsuits are flying between factions of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s family — i.e. his daughter and grandchildren versus he and his wife who is not their mother/grandmother...
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Report: Peyton Manning will return to Denver Broncos in 2015

The Denver Broncos can stop holding their collective breath, because they will have their quarterback in uniform next season. According to Woody Paige at The Denver Post, Peyton Manning plans to return to the Broncos next season. Paige says that Manning won’t make his decision official until after he takes the annual physical examination mandated by his contract. Last year the results...
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Doug Marrone puts the ass in assistant coach

Days after guiding the Buffalo Bills to their first winning season in a decade, coach Doug Marrone abruptly walked away from his contract, as was his right during a three-day window at the year’s end. It was a stunning move, but one that made sense if he somehow managed to have something better lined up elsewhere. Otherwise, he was just a completely delusional idiot. And now we...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons hire Kyle Shanahan as OC, wait on Dan Quinn

The Atlanta Falcons made a big move on Monday, as they have reportedly hired Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator. The Falcons still have not officially hired a head coach, but all signs point to Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn getting the job. Quinn will have his second interview with Atlanta on Monday but that could just be an opportunity for both...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for Floyd Mayweather to give boxing fans what they want

One half of what would be the biggest fight of all-time has been agreed to. On Wednesday, reports surfaced that Manny Pacquiao has agreed to terms for a fight with Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao has been pushing hard for the fight for years now and things are one step closer to happening. All that remains is for Floyd Mayweather to agree and finally give boxing fans the fight they...
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Will Bears be next to trot with Fox?

The Broncos sent coach John Fox packing on Monday after Denver’s disappointing playoff exit to Indianapolis, but he may not have to change the colors in his wardrobe. Logic dictates that the defensive-minded coach would be a logical fit for the defensively challenged Bears, who have yet to fill their vacancy after firing Marc Trestman at the end of the regular season. Fox was...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Rex Ryan be the savior of Buffalo?

Only in Buffalo could a coach coming off a 3-13 season be turned to as the man with the answers. But when you’ve missed the playoffs 15 straight years in an era where the rules are very heavily rigged to prevent such incompetence, at some point you’ve got to do something splashy. And pass or fail, the Buffalo Bills jumped into the pool with a cannonball (I swear, that’s not...
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Video: Keith Olbermann predicted result of Mueller Report in September

Former FBI director Robert Mueller released the findings of his investigation into the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal on Thursday, and it was predictably whitewashed. Mueller essentially exonerated everyone involved on the NFL side of things and claimed that the NFL never saw the in-elevator video of Rice hitting his then-fiance, now-wife Janay. This...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks set record with 13th straight loss

The New York Knicks are having a less than ideal season. OK, let’s be real, they suck. And the team’s level of awful hit a new low on Wednesday night when they lost to the Washington Wizards 101-91. The loss to the Wizards was New York’s 13th in a row, setting a record. It is the longest in-season losing streak in franchise history. It was also the Knicks’ 23rd loss in...
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Report: Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their roster shakeup on Wednesday as they added a big man who will likely step into the starting for the injured Anderson Varejao. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavs have traded two first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Russian center Timofey Mozgov. The Cavs control picks from the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stuart Scott’s ESPN2 Debut a Cornucopia of 90s Awesomeness

We said goodbye to Stuart Scott this week, which is sad. But death makes us celebrate life and bring up joyful memories which had long been forgotten. It is the best way of coping with such things, I suppose. One of those memories is of Scott’s debut at ESPN — specifically on ESPN2 the night the network was launched, Oct. 1, 1993. It is magical, partially because you can tell...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Keith Olbermann’s tribute to Stuart Scott is perfect

The tributes that have emerged out of every corner of the sports world in the wake of Stuart Scott’s tragic passing on Sunday. While Scott’s long-time colleague Rich Eisen’s tribute was wonderful, Keith Olbermann may have taken the cake. Olbermann has become something of a master at eulogizing people he had a deep respect for. His tribute to Scott was no different. It was...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The 6 worst NFL quarterbacks to ever win a playoff game

Arizona Cardinals fans are a hardy bunch, spending many a year frying in the bleachers of Sun Devil Stadium while watching a terrible football product. Now Cardinal fans finally get to support a winner in a climate-controlled environment, with Saturday’s game at Carolina marking the franchise’s fourth playoff appearance since moving west in 1988. Of course, there is a catch...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Full list of early entrants

The 2015 NFL Draft will kick off on April 30 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have the No. 1 overall pick and will be selecting from what should be a deep group of talent. Underclassmen have already started declaring their intentions to enter the draft and over the next few weeks we should expect a tidal wave of entries to emerge. Below is the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Full list of early entrants

The 2015 NFL Draft will kick off on April 30 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have the No. 1 overall pick and will be selecting from what should be a deep group of talent. Underclassmen have already started declaring their intentions to enter the draft and over the next few weeks we should expect a tidal wave of entries to emerge. Below is the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Gase is the NFL’s hottest coaching candidate

Word broke Monday afternoon that the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons both want to speak with Adam Gase, the Denver Broncos’ 36-year-old offensive coordinator, about their head coaching vacancies. The 49ers officially parted ways with Jim Harbaugh Sunday evening and Atlanta canned Mike Smith on Monday. The Broncos will reportedly allow Gase to interview with those teams...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Victor Oladipo posterizes LeBron James

Man, Victor Oladipo is fun to watch. The second-year Orlando Magic guard is one of the more explosive players in the NBA already and Friday night he showed that off once again. In the third quarter of Orlando’s 98-89 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oladipo had a sick dunk over none other than LeBron James. After Elfrid Payton stripped Kevin Love on the defensive end, he got the...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Todd Gurley to enter 2015 NFL Draft

Georgia football coach Mark Richt says that junior running back Todd Gurley has told him he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Richt made that announcement after Friday’s practice for the Belk Bowl. The No. 13 Bulldogs are set to take on No. 20 Louisville on Tuesday. Gurley was the early-season Heisman Trophy favorite after getting off to an explosive start. But his season was waylaid...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Six players fined for St. Louis Rams game

Odell Beckham Jr. and five of his New York Giants teammates have been fined for their actions during the team’s 37-27 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Most of the fines came for a sideline brawl that broke out after Beckham was tackled out of bounds by Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree. Kicker Josh Brown, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, wide receiver Preston Parker, defensive...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan believes he’ll win Super Bowl ‘one day’

Rex Ryan probably won’t be coaching the New York Jets much longer, but he’s never been shy about predicting his future. On Tuesday, Ryan claimed that he will “definitely” win the Super Bowl as a head coach “one day.” While that’s a far cry from guaranteeing his Jets team would win a Super Bowl as he’s done in the past, Ryan clearly hasn’t been humbled by his experience...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: David Shaw to stay at Stanford

The hottest new trend in Pac-12 coaching? Letting everyone know that you are staying at your current job rather than leaving for a better one even if it is unclear anybody was actually going to offer you a better job. Jim Mora Jr. was the pioneer in this movement when he let it be known that he was staying at UCLA rather than going to Texas — even as sources in Austin later let...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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