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Browns OC wants Johnny Manziel 'obsessed' with football

By Jason Rowan When John DeFilippo was hired in January as the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator, it was an encouraging sign for the quarterbacks on the roster, including Johnny Manziel … in certain respects. DeFilippo came in with a reputation throughout his young career of being able to develop quarterbacks, and on Tuesday he explained what he expects out of the Browns...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’ (vid)

Not only did Josh Smith spend his first nine years in the NBA as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, he is also a Georgia native, so it was a homecoming on multiple fronts when the forward returned along with his Houston Rockets teammates to the ATL for a Tuesday night showdown with the Atlanta...Read More The post Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional discussing daughter’s letter

Jordan Leopold is now a member of the Minnesota Wild, and as anyone who has seen his daughter’s adorable yet heartbreaking letter to the team’s coaches asking them to bring her daddy back home is aware, no one is probably more happy than 10-year-old Jordyn. Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minn., native who starred on the...Read More The post New Wild player Jordan Leopold gets emotional...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

By Jason Rowan The New York Mets will welcome the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as honored guests over the weekend at the team’s spring training site in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Ramos and Liu were the police officers who were ambushed and killed execution-style in their squad car by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in December in a deplorable act of senseless violence...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants infielder Matt Duffy again rocking ‘Duffman’ on his bat knobs (photo)

Given the easy leap from his surname to “Duffman,” the enthusiastically psychotic beer pitchman from “The Simpsons,” it’s hardly a surprise that San Francisco Giants infielder Matt Duffy has gravitated towards adopting the moniker as part of his baseball identity. But that doesn’t make it any less cool. As was the case late last season...Read More The post Giants infielder...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its treatment of Dion Phaneuf (video)

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has finally had it with what he perceives as the shoddy treatment that Dion Phaneuf has been forced to endure this season, especially from the media. The typically media-averse Kessel, who leads the team in both goals (23) and points (50) stood in the locker room and chastised the...Read More The post Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards apologize for odd Black History Month tribute

By Jason Rowan The Washington Wizards finally addressed the team’s weeks-long tribute to Black History Month, which was widely panned as ill-conceived, off-putting or just plain weird. Throughout February, Monumental Sports & Entertainment showcased the faces of players and staff members from the Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics paired with the visages...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes blasts NBA over James Harden suspension

By Jason Rowan Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes blasted the NBA for the league’s one-game suspension of James Harden for kicking LeBron James in the groin during Sunday’s Houston Rockets-Cleveland Cavaliers game, arguing the league has a double standard when it comes to doling out punishment. Barnes took to Twitter on Sunday night to articulate his disagreement and...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees fire employee over Curt Schilling's daughter tweets

By Jason Rowan A part-time ticket seller employed by the New York Yankees has been fired by the team after he was outed as one of the alleged individuals who sent Curt Schilling inappropriate tweets about his teenage daughter, according to a NJ.com report. Schilling had posted a message on Twitter last week congratulating his 17-year-old daughter Gabby regarding how she had...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey lands free ticket to Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

By Jason Rowan Ronda Rousey previously stated she planned to spend a substantial portion of her winnings from her 14-second victory over Cat Zingano at UFC 184 Saturday on tickets to the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight. Thanks to boxing promoter extraordinaire Bob Arum, she won’t have to drop a single dime of her own money. According to a report in the Daily Mail...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod goes 0-2 against Yankees pitching machine 'Iron Mike'

By Jason Rowan Alex Rodriguez went up against a pitching machine — not against a live-armed pitcher — during Monday’s “live game” action, but the results for the New York Yankees slugger still were underwhelming after he went 0-for-2 in a showdown against a pitching machine intimidatingly named “Iron Mike.” While his official debut on the field in a real-live action...
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Jon Stewart kicked Seth Rollins in the balls on ‘Monday Night Raw’ (video)

One of the most amusing pop culture “feuds” in recent memory culminated on Monday night with a diminutive talk show host kicking a beefy WWE star straight in the junk with a left foot of staged but hilarious fury. Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” fame had the last laugh in the form of a...Read More The post Jon Stewart kicked Seth Rollins in the balls on ‘Monday Night Raw’...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Flores checkmates Nick Young in Iggy Azalea zinger-spawned feud

If Nick Young knows what’s good for him, he hopefully will determine he’s been bested by Robert Flores in their burgeoning feud over the musical talents of the Los Angeles Lakers star’s girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Because the “SportsCenter” anchor absolutely destroyed Young during a radio interview on Monday with a one-liner for the ages. It...Read More The post Robert Flores...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings GM: Team has spoken with Adrian Peterson

By Jason Rowan While he refused to disclose the nature of the discussions, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman on Monday confirmed that there has been contact between the team and evidently disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson. Spielman made the comments regarding an “open dialogue” presently occurring between the Vikings and Peterson while attending the University...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods' agent refutes drug suspension claim

By Jason Rowan Some inflammatory comments made about Tiger Woods by a journeyman PGA Tour player during a radio interview last week are being vehemently denied by Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg. Dan Olsen, who last played in a PGA Tour event in 2011, claimed during an interview Friday with 730 WVFN’s David “Mad Dog” DeMarco that Woods is not taking a leave of absence from...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish busts out a ‘bulls–t’ during his first English-only presser

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish for the first time Sunday held a press conference in which he answered all the questions in English. And given that his commitment to the team last season was called into question, perhaps it wasn’t surprising to hear the Japanese phenom sprinkle his comments with a minor dose of profanity....Read More The post Yu Darvish busts out a ‘bull-s–t’...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

SportsCenter anchor puts Iggy Azalea’s rap career on blast (video)

It goes without saying that Los Angeles Lakers outspoken star Nick Young and his girlfriend Iggy Azalea comprise one of the more renowned pop culture super-couples of the moment. While their credentials in their respective professions have often been questioned, as in whether or not they are worth the hype generated relative to their talent,...Read More The post SportsCenter anchor...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and Victor Cruz pushing healthy food choices

Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton and Victor Cruz have signed on as featured athletes on a new website and social media movement aimed at helping kids make better choices about what they eat. The organization behind the campaign, FNV — perhaps short for fruits and vegetables, as those foods appear to be the center of the...Read More The post Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and Victor Cruz...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers to open up Lambeau Field for Brett Favre’s Hall of Fame ceremony

While it isn’t exactly what Brett Favre requested, the Green Bay Packers did at least make a decision that will allow more fans to at least tangentially attend the legendary quarterback’s induction into the team’s Hall of Fame and related jersey retirement. The ceremony, scheduled for July 18, will be held in the Lambeau Field...Read More The post Packers to open up Lambeau...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton models helmet featuring carbon fiber face guard (pic)

Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton on Thursday faced live pitching for the first time since the horrific injury suffered when he was drilled in the face during a Sept. 11 game by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brewers Mike Fiers, leaving him with a fractured orbital bone and five damaged teeth. The frightening incident and the gruesome...Read More The post Giancarlo Stanton models...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nearby resident reportedly calls cops over Baltimore Orioles’ crowd noise drill

A resident living nearby the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training facilities in Sarasota, Fla., reportedly called police to complain about the excessive loudness emanating Ed Smith Stadium on Friday during a team exercise staged to prepare players for crowd noise. Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team was blaring the Camden Yards crowd’s...Read More The post...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao using his own song as entrance music for Mayweather fight (vid)

As some may know, Manny Pacquiao fancies himself something of a double threat. While the greatness of his boxing career cannot be questioned, his recent forays into the music world indicate he finds himself an equally capable singer. Pacquiao actually is an accomplished recording artist, in a certain sense, and intends to use a song...Read More The post Manny Pacquiao using his...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

By Jason Rowan  Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman reportedly put a very optimistic spin on the “minor” surgery Derrick Rose underwent on Friday, saying he expects the point guard to return to the lineup “in the next 4-6 weeks depending on rehab.” To say that is an incredibly encouraging sign to how well the surgery, during which the damaged portion of the meniscus...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Blatt: ‘There’s no discussion about the MVP’ without LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers clearly were a motivated bunch on Thursday night as one of the hottest teams in the NBA hosted the Golden State Warriors, one of the best teams in the league, at Quicken Loans Arena. When it was all said and done, LeBron James led the way, scoring a season-high 42 points as...Read More The post David Blatt: ‘There’s no discussion about the MVP’ without...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Kid Rock has some advice for Tiger Woods: ‘People are gonna talk s–t’

The talk of professional golf over the past handful of weeks of course has revolved around Tiger Woods taking a leave of absence from competitive golf as he attempts to regain his game after some pretty awful play over his past several tournaments. Theories abound about what exactly is wrong with Woods: Is it mental,...Read More The post Even Kid Rock has some advice for Tiger Woods...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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