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LeBron: Cavs-Heat playoff would be ‘good for me and D-Wade’

By Jason Rowan LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Miami Heat team on Thursday night in a nationally televised game. A look at the standings in the Eastern Conference indicates that there’s a very compelling reason to pay attention to the game: It could be a first-round playoff preview. And according to James, a Cavs-Heat showdown in the postseason would be a great...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Portly ex-NFL QB Jared Lorenzen on Jameis Winston: ‘He’s not fat’

Much criticism, consternation and speculation has surfaced in recent months concerning the debate surrounding whether or not Jameis Winston is overweight. At least Winston can take solace in the knowledge that there’s one person standing firmly in his corner. A former NFL quarterback who received heavy criticism during his professional football-playing days — as well...Read More...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Miller’s thought after skate blade to face: ‘Oh my God, my eye is gone’

Detroit Red Wings winger Drew Miller on Wednesday said he feels “blessed” to be no worse for wear — relatively speaking, in hockey player terms — after a terrifying incident during Tuesday’s game when Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone’s skate blade caught him on his right cheek, causing two lacerations and coming perilously close to...Read More The post Drew Miller’s...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Lexi Thompson poses topless for cover of Golf Digest’s fitness issue (photo)

Lexi Thompson, currently the world’s ninth-ranked women’s golfer, has landed the cover of Golf Digest’s annual fitness issue. Although the fact that the 20-year-old is posing topless with nothing more than a towel draped around her neck likely will attract some negative publicity. But as the magazine knows all too well, there’s no such thing...Read More The post Lexi Thompson...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Romo: Greg Hardy, Ray Rice deserve second chance

By Jason Rowan Tony Romo on Wednesday addressed the controversy surrounding the Dallas Cowboys signing Greg Hardy to a deal during a radio interview in which he defended his new teammate, as well as Ray Rice. The Cowboys quarterback, making an appearance on KESN-FM 103.3, made the argument that second chances should be afforded to not only football players like Hardy and Rice...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs' Jason Hammel: Wrigley Field ‘looks like Baghdad’

By Jason Rowan With opening day only a few days away, the Chicago Cubs are full of hope as the team gears up for the 2015 MLB season. It’s a shame that even though the outlook on the upcoming season is positive, the Cubs’ home ballpark is not quite yet in opening day condition. Despite Wrigley Field being in somewhat disrepair due to ongoing renovations, Cubs pitcher Jason...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden outpaces DeMarcus Cousins, scores career-high 51 points in win

James Harden added another accomplishment to bolster his résumé in what already has been an MVP-caliber season by scoring a career-high 51 points in the Houston Rockets’ 115-111 home win on Wednesday night over the Sacramento Kings. Harden’s 51 points came on 16-for-25 shooting night that featured an astounding 8-for-9 from three-point range as well...Read More The post James...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Westbrook: I'm not Angry Man off the court, I'm a chill guy

By Jason Rowan Russell Westbrook, it can be argued, is something of a walking contradiction. A fiery competitor on the floor, he’s known for his charitable ways and caring demeanor off of it. Standoffish to the media at times, he seems to be consciously aware of how that churlish behavior could be perceived by those he cares about and loves. The enigma that is Russell Westbrook...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers to appear on celebrity version of 'Jeopardy!'

By Jason Rowan Aaron Rodgers apparently realized one of his lifelong dreams this week when the Green Bay Packers quarterback taped an appearance for an upcoming celebrity edition of “Jeopardy!” News of Rodgers’ stint as celebrity contestant on “Jeopardy!” came to light when one of his fellow contestants, “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary, tweeted a photograph on...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Miller left with ghastly injury after being cut near eye by skate (pic/vid)

Detroit Red Wings left winger Drew Miller arguably is lucky not to be left more severely injured — or even blinded in his right eye — after a terrifying incident during the team’s game on Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators. In a disturbing scene that shockingly could have been much worse, Miller was caught on...Read More The post Drew Miller left with ghastly injury after...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Behind-the-scenes details shed light on LeBron James’ two-week hiatus

A plethora of fascinating NBA-related stories have been surfacing courtesy of ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst’s appearance on colleague Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” on Tuesday. But perhaps none are more interesting than the reported behind-the-scenes activity that led to LeBron James’ two-week absence from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ lineup in late December/early January. All...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts roll out ‘Whiteout’ uniforms for April Fools’ Day (pics)

While this won’t be the first April Fools’ Day-related shenanigans pulled by a team or athlete on Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts deserve a huge amount of credit for pulling out all the stops and upping the production value while executing their festive prank. The Colts alerted followers on Twitter that the team would be introducing...Read More The post Indianapolis Colts roll...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady owns April Fools’ Day with fantastic Photoshop on Facebook (pic)

To say that Tom Brady rules Facebook during the past NFL season would be a drastic understatement. Just because it’s the offseason does not mean the New England Patriots quarterback and social media maestro would be taking any time off. And such a juicy opportunity for tomfoolery like April Fools’ Day was a temptation Tommy...Read More The post Tom Brady owns April Fools’...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Young sportswriter behind Cam Newton column speaks out

By Jason Rowan It didn’t take long for the world to discover the identity of the elementary school-aged budding sportswriter behind a column featuring a delightful hot take on Cam Newton that quickly took the Internet by storm. Black and Blue Review, a Carolina Panthers-centric site, has the scoop on one Robert Romer, a 10-year-old in fourth grade at Venable Elementary School...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter looking to open sports-themed restaurant in Tampa airport

Derek Jeter once again is looking to expand his entrepreneurial brand following his retirement by reportedly making a foray into  joining the ranks of airport restauranteurs. The New York Yankees legend apparently has signed on with Concessions Tampa to open a 3,400 square foot restaurant inside the Tampa International Airport, reports the Tampa Bay Business Journal....Read More...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies to sell hard liquor, wine at Citizens Bank Park

By Jason Rowan The Philadelphia Phillies revealed that the team and its concession partner Aramark will be selling a selection of hard liquor and wine at Citizens Bank Park this upcoming season. The news, as part of an announcement in which the team touted new concession offerings that will be available at the ballpark this season, states that cocktails and wine will be available...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds to have in-stadium nursery

By Jason Rowan Bringing an infant to a baseball game obviously can be a challenging, arduous and sometimes harrowing ordeal. The Cincinnati Reds apparently are the first team in Major League Baseball to try to do something to lighten the load and make an enjoyable gameday experience for all parties. Reds spokesman Michael Anderson told “TODAY” that the team has built a suite...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston reportedly looking ‘flabby’ at Florida State Pro Day (pic)

Let another round of “Jameis Winston is fat” talk commence, as images surfacing from his pro day at Florida State on Tuesday gives the impression that the quarterback still looks a bit “flabby,” per the observation of Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith. This latest display of the perceptible absence of a chiseled physique mark...Read More The post Jameis Winston reportedly...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving separately discuss duo’s evolving relationship

By all indications, including rumors of a behind-the-scenes confrontation, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving seemingly have experienced a few rough patches as they have attempted to build a working relationship on the court and forge a genial friendship off of it. With the Cleveland Cavaliers winning a lot more than losing as the team attempts...Read More The post LeBron James, Kyrie...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A nine-year-old Rory McIlroy apparently trolled Tiger Woods in a letter

Even at the spry young age of nine years old, Rory McIlroy apparently already was envisioning how he would one day supplant Tiger Woods as the unquestioned king of professional golf. An anecdote regarding the rumored letter comes from a fantastic piece from Charles Siebert in The New York Times on the No. 1 ranked...Read More The post A nine-year-old Rory McIlroy apparently trolled...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson issues message of hope to season ticket holders

By Jason Rowan Phil Jackson again is mentioning the basketball gods on social media, this time to assure fans that he will build the New York Knicks the right way. The New York Knicks president then offered up a message of hope to the team's season ticket holders. “We will rebuild a team that fits together-guys that want to compete and play the way bball gods approve,” Jackson...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Elementary school sportswriter has hot take on Cam Newton

By Jason Rowan Cam Newton probably has grown accustomed to sportswriters being a vituperative bunch when it comes to penning pieces articulating their perception that a superstar athlete is under-performing or not worth the hype. What the Carolina Panthers quarterback likely is not used to, however, is when the sportswriter unleashing said hot sports take is elementary school-age...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets GM: We think we can win NBA title despite injuries

By Jason Rowan Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey insists his team has what it takes to win an NBA title, despite recently being bitten by the injury bug, with the most damaging blow to the team’s championship aspirations being starting point guard Patrick Beverley going down with a torn ligament in his left wrist. Still, Morey recently expressed complete confidence in...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Furniture store to refund purchases if Nationals, Orioles both make World Series

While the odds may seem slim, should the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles square off in the World Series this fall, a D.C. area’s furniture store’s promotion could make some customers very happy. Marlo Furniture, which operates six locations in the Virginia/Maryland/D.C. area, announced its “Marlo’s Grand Slam” promotion, the details of which are as...Read More...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi on Yankees season: World Series an ‘all or nothing’ proposition

The New York Yankees unparallelled run of historic success cannot be questioned, nor is there another MLB team that has obviously enjoyed as much postseason success historically. Still, the Yankees’ recent history has not been as friendly when it comes to finishing seasons hoisting a trophy. More than that, the Bronx Bombers have failed to...Read More The post Joe Girardi on Yankees...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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