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Blues owner defends St. Louis in the wake of Rams’ departure

Blues owner Tom Stillman wanted to make it abundantly clear to the region’s sports fans that his organization believes St. Louis is professional sports franchises can succeed in the town despite Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s disparaging comments that argue otherwise. “We love St. Louis,” he told the Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, via Pro Hockey Talk. “We know that it’s a tremendous place...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blair Walsh visits first-graders who sent him letters

Blair Walsh on Thursday morning stopped by Northpoint Elementary in Blaine, Minn., to pay a visit to a class of very thoughtful first-graders who sent him letters of support in the wake of the easily the worst day of his football career. And the disgraced kicker who became the latest goat in the Minnesota Vikings’ tortured playoff history was greeted with a welcome more befitting...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Showalter bluntly addresses Chris Davis contract stalemate

The Baltimore Orioles and Chris Davis have been embroiled in a lengthy and at times tense stalemate over a reported $150 million contract offer the team reportedly offered its superstar, free agent first baseman. Orioles skipper Buck Showalter bluntly addressed the impasse with some interesting comments about the kind of money that’s in play in the negotiations between the team...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones’ assessment of Cowboys season: ‘All I see is ass’

Jerry Jones didn’t mince his words in describing his less-than-flattering take on the Dallas Cowboys’ 4-12 season. But while doing so he sure did find a colorful way to articulate his disappointment in ending up in last place in the woeful NFC East. “I’m looking up, on my back and all I see is ass,” Jones said, via NJ.com. “I want a different perspective.” Injuries to offensive...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson takes issue with NBA all-time point guard poll

Magic Johnson took to Twitter on Wednesday to vehemently disagree with a recent ranking of the top 10 point guards in NBA history, specifically disputing how both Stephen Curry and John Stockton were rated higher than his onetime, on-court nemesis, Isiah Thomas. The top 10 list Johnson has taken issue with is part of “All-Time #NBArank” a ranking of the best 100 players in NBA...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers: Pressure is on the Cardinals, not Packers

Aaron Rodgers believes that it’s the Arizona Cardinals, not his Green Bay Packers, that will have all the pressure on them in the teams’ divisional round showdown at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday night. Rodgers pointed out that several things will be weighing upon the Cardinals above and beyond an already intense playoff game. “Well, the pressure’s all going to be...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers keep inspiring odd ‘Letters to the Editor’ submissions

The Carolina Panthers not only ran roughshod over the NFL to a 15-1 regular season record, the team seemed to inspire a wealthy dose of arguably unwarranted criticism for how the players go about their business in a celebratory manner, among other things. Specifically targeted was Cam Newton for his joyous, dance-heavy touchdown celebrations. One such end zone dancing demonstration...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Poker pro Antonio Esfandiari disqualified for peeing at table

Antonio Esfandiari has apologized for his actions after he was disqualified from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event this week for relieving himself into a bottle at a table during the tournament. The three-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner claims he couldn’t make it to the restroom due to the debilitating aftermath of trying to win a prop bet with amateur poker...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger unsure when he’ll test injured shoulder

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Ben Roethlisberger suffered an AC joint sprain in his right throwing shoulder during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-16 playoff victory over the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend, something that caused him to miss most of the fourth quarter. On Wednesday, Roethlisberger was reluctant to set a time when he’ll test his ailing shoulder. “We are going to...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

A-Rod shows off shirts with new personal brand logo

Alex Rodriguez seemingly was a different player upon his return to the New York Yankees during the 2015 season following his one-year exile from the MLB due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. To kick-off his 2016 campaign shortly before spring training kicks into high gear, the 40-year-old slugger took to Twitter to unveil a brand new personal brand logo. Psyched to...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Spieth’s Coca-Cola deal on ‘same level as LeBron’

Jordan Spieth’s dominant season on the course last year not only catapulted him to the top of the PGA Tour’s elite, it also made him one of sport’s most marketable athletes, if his new deal as brand ambassador for Coca-Cola is any indication. Details and terms of Spieth’s deal with the soft drink company were not disclosed, but ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that the multiyear arrangement...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyle Schwarber’s home run ball removed from Wrigley scoreboard

The ball Kyle Schwarber demolished and deposited atop the Wrigley Field scoreboard during the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals NLDS showdown finally has been removed from its honored resting place. It was decided that the ball from Schwarber’s moon shot of a home run during the seventh inning of the Cubs’ series-clinching 6-4 victory in Game 4 would be left where it landed for the...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Braves bobblehead to honor Chipper Jones’ snowstorm rescue

The Atlanta Braves next season will pay tribute to how Chipper Jones ventured out during a brutal 2014 snowstorm on an ATV to rescue Freddie Freeman with a bobblehead. The Braves first baseman found himself stranded on an Atlanta freeway for five hours due to a January snowstorm that snarled traffic. Jones was alerted to his former teammate’s troubles after Freeman tweeted about...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota first-graders write sympathy letters to Blair Walsh

Blair Walsh became the latest goat in Minnesota Vikings playoff history after he shanked a 27-yard field goal attempt that would have given his team a 12-10 lead with 26 seconds remaining in the game and a near-certain playoff victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings kicker, who humbly owned up to his epic gaffe with class and dignity, had converted field goals from 47,...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

David Blatt: Kevin Love deserves to be named an All-Star

While the vote isn’t headed in that direction at the moment, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt nevertheless believes Kevin Love’s play this season merits an All-Star nod. “I just think he’s played All-Star basketball since the beginning of the year,” Blatt said, via Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor. “He’s averaging a double-double, he’s been on point since Day One and he’s played...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Are Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn engaged?

  The tabloid OK! Magazine reports that Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn are engaged after nearly two years of dating. Reports indicate that the Green Bay Packers quarterback surprised his actress girlfriend with the unexpected proposal. The tabloid’s reporting, via The Big Lead: “Olivia wasn’t expecting it, but they’re so in love he just couldn’t wait,” revealed the source. ...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Coughlin met with Jeffrey Lurie before Eagles interview

Former New York Giants Tom Coughlin on Monday interviewed for the Philadelphia Eagles head coaching job left vacant by the firing of Chip Kelly. But not before he enjoyed a private audience with team owner Jeffrey Lurie. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon on the network’s “NFL Insiders” show that Lurie and Coughlin held a one-on-one meeting before the 69-year-old coach...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Cam Newton has interesting reason for not naming son Cam Jr.

Cam Newton earlier this week finally announced the name of his infant son, who was born on Christmas Eve. It was an interesting name, to say the least, as the Carolina Panthers quarterback revealed his newborn son’s name to be Chosen. Technically, the baby’s fully name is Chosen Sebastian Newton, but obviously most of the attention generated was caused by the unique first name....
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch ‘looked really good in practice’

The Seattle Seahawks will have another offensive weapon at their disposal given that Marshawn Lynch is a go for Sunday’s playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. And Pete Carroll indicated that the running back has made a return to form, as evidenced by seeing him in action this week. “He’s looked really good in practice,” Carroll said during his KIRO 93.7 radio show, via The...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Olivia Munn’s mom: Rodgers a big star on Vietnamese blogs

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn easily are one of the biggest celebrity supercouples going. And the Green Bay Packers quarterback apparently has a huge fan in his actress girlfriend’s mother. Munn was conducting an interview with Entertainment Tonight to tout her role in “Ride Along 2” when she discussed conversations she has with her mom about her NFL superstar boyfriend. She specifically...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Man used in Curry lookalike meme a cancer survivor

A man whose photograph was used in a Stephen Curry lookalike meme actually is a cancer survivor who fought back over “how distasteful and cruel people can be without background knowledge of the person in the bullseye of the target.” Leon Mitchell, a 31-year-old from Tacoma, Wash., battled a rare form of throat and nose cancer whose appearance was drastically altered due to chemotherapy...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson says ‘bad karma’ led to Chip Kelly’s firing

DeSean Jackson weighed in on the firing of Chip Kelly by the Philadelphia Eagles and said it essentially boiled down to bad karma coming back and biting the head coach. “I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you,” Jackson said, via MMQB.com. “When you ruin a team like that, you do things to peoples’ families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden refutes report he’s interested in Eagles job

Despite reports indicating otherwise, Jon Gruden has stated he is not interested in the Philadelphia Eagles head coaching job. Howard Eskin of Philly’s FOX29 and 94WIP radio tweeted that he received a text from the “Monday Night Football” analyst in which Gruden reportedly wrote, “I’m not interested.” A report surfaced Thursday from the Philadelphia Daily News that indicated...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Cam Newton reveals newborn son’s name on jersey: ‘Chosen’ (pic)

After a few weeks of promising he would at some point reveal the name of his newborn son, Cam Newton used his practice jersey to make the big announcement. A photograph snapped by ESPN’s David Newton alerted to the world to the baby boy born on Christmas Eve to the Carolina Panthers quarterback and longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor. Chosen. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wears the...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns fans can trade team quarterback autographs for gift cards

One of the Cleveland Browns’ primary claims to longstanding organizational futility is the fact the teams has had an astounding 22 quarterbacks start a game over the past 17 seasons. A memorabilia company currently is running a clever promotion that at least will help fans of the teams benefit from such a lengthy run of quarterbacking ineptitude. Steiner Sports announced that...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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