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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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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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  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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5 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall challenges Lions fan to boxing match

At least one Chicago Bear still has some fight left in him. And all it took was one idiotic, crap-talking Detroit Lions fan to inspire the effort. (Yes, we’re aware that the vast majority of Lions fans could fit under that umbrella). Lions fan Anthony Kalla, feeling a bit chesty as his team threatens to do jack sh*t for the first time in 21 years, took some jabs at Marshall on...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Red Sox or Giants for Pablo Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox have been targeting San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval for months, and as soon as the season ended they began their pursuit of the 28-year-old. While several teams want to add the three-time World Series champion, it would appear Sandoval’s market has come down to Boston and San Francisco. The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays were involved...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds willing to trade Latos, Leake

The 2014 Major League Baseball offseason has begun in earnest and there are already some crazy rumors flying around. On Monday night reports began to surface that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to make some big-time moves that would reshape their team completely. Jeff Passan is reporting that the Reds are willing to discuss trades for both Mat Latos and Mike Leake. The Reds...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears suck. Especially on defense.

How f*cking terrible is the Chicago Bears defense? Historically f*cking terrible. And I’m talking the type of history that’s so old it predates the birth of the useless slab of flabby meat formerly known as Lance Briggs, who rode a goddamn brontosaurus to school and now eats a whole one as his pre-game meal. Never in my life did I think I’d see the Bears lay out a sack of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Every interception Jay Cutler has thrown against the Packers

It’s no secret that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is terrible against the Green Bay Packers. But I didn’t know just how terrible until I looked into the stats and saw the video featured at the bottom of this post. In his 10 games against Green Bay, Cutler has a record of 1-9, has completed just 56.83 percent of his passes, boasts a quarterback rating of 67.0 (his...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Dalton had a historically bad Thursday night

On Thursday night the Cleveland Browns went on the road and absolutely hammered the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3. It was an awful night for the Bengals and their quarterback, Andy Dalton, who turned in one of the worst performances the NFL has seen in decades. How bad was Dalton? He finished the contest completing just 10 of 33 passes for 86 yards, with no touchdowns and three interceptions...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs to pursue Cole Hamels

It’s no secret that Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs are fans of Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. During the 2014 season they claimed Hamels off revocable waivers but couldn’t work out a trade with the Phillies. Now reports have surfaced indicating that the Cubs plan to pursue a trade for Hamels this offseason. On Wednesday, Jon Heyman reported that the Cubs will...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano retires

Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive players of his era, retired from baseball on Tuesday night. During a radio interview in his native Dominican Republic, the 38-year-old said he no longer felt the desire to continue his career. Soriano said, “I lost the love and passion to play the game. Right now, my family is the most important thing.”   The 16-year MLB veteran...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fact: Joe Maddon will win the World Series with the Chicago Cubs

Most Cubs stories end at a bar. Joe Maddon’s Cubs story began at one. And if he can get that aspect of Cub life reversed, why not everything else that comes with it? With Wrigley Field’s innards and outtards being gutted this winter, the team had to hold their new manager’s introductory press conference across the street at the Cubby Bear bar. That’s just as well given that...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: The best sports-themed Halloween costume this year

As you should know by now, most of our friends are pretty damn awesome and creative. Never was that more evident than today, when Natalie, a good friend of the site unveiled her Halloween costume. The picture above is freaking fantastic as the life-long Wisconsin fan paid homage to local boy gone-superhero J.J. Watt with one of the best sports-themed costumes I’ve ever seen...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox to reportedly target Pablo Sandoval in offseason

Now that the San Francisco Giants have cinched their third World Series win in five years, we can all get on to the important business of breaking down Major League Baseball’s offseason. And now that he has helped the Giants win that World Series, third baseman Pablo Sandoval could be on his way out of San Francisco. Rumors have persisted for months that the Boston Red Sox...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

World Series MVP presentation stolen by ‘Chevy Guy’

You would think nothing could overshadow the magnificence of Madison Bumgarner’s World Series MVP performance — but somehow the trophy presentation took the cake. Bumgarner’s 5-inning relief appearance in Game 7 capped off a World Series effort that legends are made of: 21 innings, 1 run, nine hits, 17 strikeouts and 1 walk. Impossibly good stuff. And so to commemorate the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox coaches can’t stand Yoenis Cespedes

While the baseball world has largely been focused on the fantastic Major League Baseball playoffs over the past month, several reports about Boston Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes have gone largely unnoticed. Another such story has popped up this week that should raise eyebrows around the league. On Monday, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reported that all of Boston’s...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tanner Pearson scores gorgeous goal

A big part of the reason the Los Angeles Kings are the reigning Stanley Cup champions is because of “That 70s Line.” The trio of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli teamed up in the postseason and immediately became a force for the Kings. So far in this young season they have continued that success, and might be the best line in hockey right now. On Sunday they...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning calls out his scoreboard operator

YOU HAD ONE JOB, MILE HIGH SCOREBOARD OPERATOR. And you did not do it to Peyton Manning’s liking. In a rather surreal press conference moment after Denver’s 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night, Peyton Manning took his team’s scoreboard operator — yes, you read that correctly — to task for showing images of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in an effort to incite...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

Florida’s football program is an absolute mess right now. The Gators are 3-3 with a 2-3 record in the SEC and no hope of recovering under current head coach Will Muschamp. Fans are ready for a new regime after three-plus years and a 25-19 record under Muschamp, and a familiar name has popped up as a possible replacement. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has probably already started...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy football is evil: Or, how I lost to Josh McCown

Our politicians and pundits can bicker all they want about Ebola and immigration and all the other issues perceived to bring our nation to its knees. I will choose to focus on the only thing vile enough to actually get the job done: fantasy football, aka the devil’s taint. As you may recall from after-school specials, peer pressure is the root of all evil. (Do they still have...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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