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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
TAKE IT TO COURT

Ex-NBA player indicted for murder

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was indicted on murder and gang activity charges. He was a first-round pick of the Lakers in 2007.

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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Carlos Marmol to lose closer job already?

Carlos Marmol has been shaky throughout his seven years with the Chicago Cubs, but this would be a new depth to the craziness surrounding his career. On Opening Day on Monday, Marmol came on in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 3-0 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and promptly imploded. Now, he could be out of a job. Marmol took over for starter Jeff Samardzija, and immediately...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer to be traded to Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly close to acquiring quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. Rumors of the move have been swirling for several days, but after the Raiders shipped a few draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Matt Flynn, Palmer’s exit was all the more assured. Reports suggest the Cardinals will only surrender a late-round draft pick, while...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema compares self to Nick Saban

Say what you want about Bret Bielema, but the man knows how to stir up controversy right off the bat. The first-year Arkansas coach managed to raise some eyebrows this week before even coaching a single game in the SEC. Bielema was speaking to the Saline County Razorback Club, a group of Arkansas boosters, when he managed to say some pretty ridiculous things. Including calling out...
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March 31, 2013  |  Discuss
VCU THROUGH AND THROUGH

Shaka Smart staying at VCU

Shaka Smart was approached by UCLA and Minnesota about their vacancies, but he decided to remain at VCU and sign an extension.

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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vince Young goes back to school for Pro Day

If a return to college could benefit Thornton Mellon, then maybe it can do the same for Vince Young. The artist formerly known as VY was back in Austin on Tuesday to participate in Texas Pro Day alongside the Longhorns entering this year’s draft class. Young is attempting to get somebody — anybody — to sign him after spending last season out of football after getting cut by...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss
EN FUEGO

Full highlights of John Wall's 47-point night

On Monday night John Wall went absolutely nuts. The No. 1 overall pick from the 2010 NBA Draft led the Washington Wizards past the Memphis Grizzlies by dropping a career-high 47 points. Wall also added seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and a block. Wall is obviously a serious talent, but his numbers have actually gone down each year after an excellent rookie season. But on...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Tourney’s biggest winners and losers

Sixteen teams remain in this year’s NCAA tournament, which means we’ve had plenty of winners and losers over the course of the first two rounds. But who has won or lost the most? Here’s a region-by-region look at the best and worst the tournament has had to offer so far. EAST Biggest Winner: Marquette. The Golden Eagles were toast against Davidson in the first round. Then...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss
MAKING MOVES

Vernon Wells traded to Yankees

The Angels reportedly have agreed to trade Vernon Wells to the Yankees. Wells was a disappointment during his two seasons in Anaheim.

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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss
PITCHING IN

Chapman headed back to bullpen?

Aroldis Chapman recently said he preferred to pitch in the bullpen rather than be converted to a starter, and it looks like he'll get his way.

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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten rules drunken bracket

There’s plenty of people out there who don’t know what the hell they’re doing when filling out a bracket, but worry not — Yahoo Sports has been waiting for you to arrive. Providing insight from the opposite end of the scientific spectrum as Nate Silver’s projections, Yahoo lets you auto-fill a bracket using a number of categories with the simple click of a box. Naturally...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Butler, Creighton, Xavier to officially join new Big East

On Wednesday the newly reconfigured Big East will announce its expansion plans according to an AP report. The seven Catholic schools that will split off from the old Big East will keep the name and have been looking to add schools since last week. The conference will officially announce its added members at a news conference where the league will also announce the details its new...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
IT'S A STIFF ONE

Derek Jeter's ankle acting up?

Derek Jeter's recovery from a broken ankle seemed to be going smoothly until he had an issue on Tuesday. Will this be a concern?

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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Delany threatens to take Big Ten to D-III

In one of the most amusing bluffs in the history of anything, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says his league will go to Division III before it pays one of its athletes a dime. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Delany claimed that is the route the conference will take if the NCAA loses its court case against former UCLA standout Ed O’Bannon. The O’Bannon case would force...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss
THUMBS DOWN

Headley out for 'at least' a month

Bad news for the Padres and their fans, as their star third baseman will miss at least the first month of the season with a broken thumb. 

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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss
SPIN AND SLAM

Tennessee's Jordan McRae with 360 dunk

The Tennessee Volunteers cruised to a 69-53 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday in the second round of the SEC tournament. It was a ho-hum win over a terrible team, but junior guard Jordan McRae tried to liven things up with a spectacular 360 dunk off a breakaway late in the second half. The above video shows the dunk, which registers a nice reaction from a crowd...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Casey Kelly to miss 2013 season thanks to Tommy John surgery

The San Diego Padres got some terrible news on Wednesday afternoon as their top prospect, pitcher Casey Kelly, is almost certain to miss the entire 2013 season due to Tommy John elbow surgery. Kelly had tests on his elbow this week and while a definite course of action has yet to be determined, it appears the 23-year-old will end up having the surgery. Kelly was the centerpiece of...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss
CARRY THE LOAD

Report: Packers may sign Jackson

The Green Bay Packers are among some of the teams interested in Steven Jackson, and reports say they are likely to sign him.

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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Corey Perry lays vicious, dirty hit on Jason Zucker

Let’s go ahead and start this out by saying Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry is almost certainly going to get suspended for the hit in the video above. During Tuesday night’s contest, Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker was chasing the puck into his own zone and moved to pass the puck to a teammate. As he moved to gather the puck, Perry flew into Zucker and hit him hard in the...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss
DOGGFATHER OFFER?

Snoop's son offered scholarship

The rapper's son, Cordell Broadus, was already drawing interest as a wide receiver prospect, but now one big name school—where another musician's son is playing—has made him an offer.

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March 12, 2013  |  2 Comments

Report: Tony Gonzalez will be back with Atlanta Falcons in 2013

Tony Gonzalez will reportedly play football again in 2013. After all but saying he would retire following the 2012-13 season, the future Hall of Fame tight end is apparently ready to inform the Atlanta Falcons that he would like to return to the team next season. Jim Corbett of USA Today is reporting that Gonzalez will be back next season, and will play for the Falcons if the team...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss
MOVING ON

Gunner Kiel leaving Notre Dame

Former top quarterback recruit Gunner Kiel reportedly has decided to transfer from Notre Dame. Where will he end up?

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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns beat out(?) Bills for Costner comedy

For as long as I have written for this blog, I have chronicled the Battle of Lake Erie between Cleveland and Buffalo for the right to be called America’s most tortured sports city. It turns out I wasn’t the only one. “Draft Day” is a soon-to-be filmed sports comedy starring Kevin Costner as the general manager of a woebegone NFL franchise looking to turn things around. The...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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