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Howard youngest player to milestone

Lakers center Dwight Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 9,000 rebounds during Wednesday night's game, 14 days faster than Wilt Chamberlain.

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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers, Clay Matthews agreed to $66 million extension

Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers have been working on a contract extension for a while now and it appears they finally have a deal. Multiple sources are now reporting the two sides have come to terms on a five-year, $66 million extension that will keep Matthews in Green Bay through 2018. The deal is likely to include more than the $40 million in guaranteed money Dallas Cowboys...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss
THE COWBOY WAY

Report: Smart staying at OK St.

A report says Marcus Smart will return to Oklahoma State even though he was expected to be a top pick in the NBA draft.

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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss
NOT GOOD

Docs: 'Major' violations at Oregon

According to released documents, the University of Oregon and the NCAA agree that "major" violations took place concerning the school's football program.

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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals, James Harrison close to a deal

James Harrison is reportedly close to finalizing a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, after years of tormenting Bengals quarterbacks, the long-time Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker could be calling Cincinnati home. Talk about sleeping with the enemy. The 34-year-old Harrison was released by the Steelers last month after refusing to restructure his contract. After being cut...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis no longer on the trade block?

After an entire offseason of waiting for cornerback Darrelle Revis to be traded, it appears the New York Jets have put those plans on hold. The latest word out of New York has the Jets actually tabling trade talks for the four-time Pro Bowler. On Monday, Revis was undergoing medical tests and convening with the doctor who performed surgery to repair his left ACL. That meeting apparently...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard visited Kobe Bryant in hospital twice on Saturday

For almost all of the 2012-13 NBA season the media has seized on the narrative that Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant didn’t like each other. While plenty of evidence suggested otherwise and everyone publicly denied a rift, the press has continually pushed that story. We may finally be able to put that rumor to bed. After the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the San Antonio Spurs 91-86...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs bring back Kevin Gregg

It’s like that nightmare where you show up to school in nothing but your underwear actually happening in real life. Less than a week after I took time to crunch the numbers and determine that Kevin Gregg was the worst closer in Cubs history, the team signed the goggle-wearing blown save machine to a minor league deal. I actually had to double-check to make sure this wasn’t some...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss
HOT UNDER THE COLLAR(BONE)

Report: Greinke injured in brawl

The brawl that was ignited by the Padres' Carlos Quentin being hit by Zack Greinke's pitch has resulted in ejections and now an injury to the Dodgers starting pitcher.

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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods' top five Masters moments

Tiger Woods still thinks he can grab the title of greatest golfer ever from Jack Nicklaus, even at age 37 and nearly five years removed from his most recent major win (the 2008 U.S. Open). It has also been several years since his 2009 life/career meltdown, so some golf fans aren’t old enough to remember just how great and dominant Tiger Woods once was. There really was a time when...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

UEFA proposes 10-match ban for racism by players

On Wednesday, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino proposed measures to curb racism in European soccer. Players, officials and fans will both be targeted under the new measures. Players or officials guilty of racist offenses will be banned for a whopping 10 matches. For racist abuse by fans, there would be partial closure of stadiums for a first offense, and a full closure for...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss
BEHAVING BADLY

Cubs prospect went after opponents with bat?

Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler reportedly was in the middle of a benches-clearing brawl and went after his opponents.

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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Astros did WHAT?

We’re still in April, but by season’s end you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stranger baseball score than Astros 16, Mariners 9 at Safeco Field on Tuesday night. First off, it was a cold night in a pitcher’s park with two inept offenses. And not even that basic descriptor does this thing justice. Games like this are what give Tim Kurkijan a mega-boner. To wit: - The first...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss
MOB SCENE

Police use tear gas on celebrating fans

Campus police, working with Louisville police, reportedly used tear gas on celebratory fans early Tuesday morning in an effort to "calm disturbances."

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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay roughed up again as Phillies fall to Mets

As McD discussed last week, there are a ton of people yakking about Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay, his mechanics and the reasons for his recent struggles. That isn’t going to stop any time soon, as the 35-year-old was roughed up again Monday night against the New York Mets. Halladay lasted just four innings in his second start of the season Monday night, allowing...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Exiting Rutgers Athletic Director getting $1.2 million payout

Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti resigned last week amid the controversy over the release of video showing head basketball coach Mike Rice verbally and physically abusing players. But don’t worry about Pernetti or his future prospects. The 42-year-old will leave his alma mater with a ridiculous payout of $1.2 million to go along with several other perks. The Associated...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wrestlemania XXIX Results

Wrestlemania XXIX is in the books and we have all the results for you. Check them out after the jump. Pre-Show: Wade Barret (c) vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship Winner: The Miz (new Intercontinental Champion) via figure four leg lock Miz wins with the figure-four. That sentence was more interesting than the actual match. Remember when the Intercontinental title...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Marmol is bad, but not Cubs worst closer ever

Carlos Marmol sucks. This is not new information to Cubs fans, who have watched the once-electric closer lost his job less than a week into the 2013 season. Marmol’s been awful, going 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA with a 4.80 WHIP and .600 opponent batting average in three appearances before manager Dale Sveum finally pulled the plug. But this being the Cubs, I got to wondering if this...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer: Indians prospect has crazy start, is optioned back to triple-A

You may have heard of Indians’ pitching prospect Trevor Bauer when he was drafted out of UCLA because of his excellent fastball and unorthodox mechanics. You may also have heard of him when he debuted for the Diamondbacks last season as a heralded draft pick who some thought to be the next Tim Lincecum. Or maybe he crossed your radar when he went 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA and was subsequently...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss
A NEW LOOK

Wrigley Field to be renovated?

The Cubs ownership and the city of Chicago reportedly are close to reaching a deal to renovate Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914.

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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay: Phillies’ ace’s first start causes experts heads to explode

You’ve heard the stats by now. On a rainy Wednesday night, Roy Halladay debuted for the 2013 season. And, well, it wasn’t great. Despite nine of the ten outs he made being strike outs, Halladay was roughed up for five runs in just 3.1 innings. Any hitter who didn’t strike out got on base 90 percent of the time against Halladay. Yeah, not good. The reaction is, which has become...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. headed to the NBA?

In the midst of a fantastic Final Four run, Michigan’s basketball program could have just been dealt some bad news on Thursday. According to reports, both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will jump to the NBA after this season. Darren Heitner, a sports business writer for Forbes, is reporting that both Burke and Hardaway are headed to the league. Burke was just named the AP’s...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss
GRAB SOME BENCH

Rangers set MLB strikeout record

On Wednesday, the Rangers broke the major league record for the most strikeouts by a team in the first three games of a season with 43 punch-outs.

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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel in his last season with Philadelphia Phillies?

Charlie Manuel is officially a lame duck manager for the Philadelphia Phillies. The 69-year-old is in the final year of his contract with the team and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. reportedly has no plans to talk about Manuel’s future until the season is over. Manuel led the Phillies to five consecutive National League East titles from 2007 to 2011, and guided the team to a World...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Geddy Lee throws Blue Jays first pitch

Only time will tell if the Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year, but they certainly made an early claim for “awesomest” on their opening night by having Rush lead singer Geddy Lee throw out the season’s ceremonial first pitch. I mean, think about it — first pitches are generally reserved for presidents or former players and the like, but the Blue Jays decided...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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