Former NBA player banished from Philippine Basketball Association for “insulting” Manny Pacquiao

Jim Racalto (Doung Pensinger – Getty Images) Former Kentucky basketball player Daniel Orton was a first-round pick in 2010 NBA draft. His pro career in America didn’t work out, so he went to play in the Philippines. Unfortunately, Orton committed the number one cardinal sin in the island country: YOU DO NO SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT MANNY PACQUIAO. EVER. Via SB Nation: The...
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Five rising stars in boxing who need a statement win

Jim Racalto Boxing is starting to make a mainstream America comeback, with a handful of talented young stars in mostly every division and Mayweather/Pacquiao finally set. Here’s some up-and-coming fighters who have been pretty good so far, but could still use a signature win. ( 5. Deontay Wilder Wilder won a convincing decision over Bermane Stiverne...
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Two high school basketball teams purposely try to lose game

Jim Racalto MURFREESBORO, TN – Two high school girls basketball teams have been disqualified from the Tennessee state playoffs for apparently both trying to lose a game against each other. Smyrna defeated Riverdale 55-29, and despite the lopsided score, it was apparent to everyone in the audience as well as the officials that both teams were trying to tank the game. Per Bleacher...
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Top Picks to Win the NBA Championship

Jason Whitney The NBA regular season is more than halfway completed, and you know what that means — the NBA Championship is right around the corner. Here are the top picks to win the NBA Championship this year. Cleveland Cavaliers The Cleveland Cavaliers and marquee player LeBron James were the favorites to win at the start of the season, but what a difference a season can make...
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Dez Bryant takes subtle shot at Cowboys on Twitter

Jim Racalto Dallas Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant is set to hit free agency in three weeks, although it’s highly likely Jerry Jones gives his best player a lucrative extension or uses the franchise tag on him before that happens. Whatever the case, it’s a safe bet Bryant is in Dallas for at least 2015. Dallas has to decide what to do with not only Bryant, but running back DeMarco...
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World-class boxing will make its return to network television March 7

Jim Racalto Boxing fans, rejoice. The sport will make its long-awaited return to network television in March, when NBC debuts “Premier Boxing Champions.” The reason boxing, once a sport loved by mainstream America, has fallen off to an extent is because fans have been forced to buy overpriced pay-per-views and premium movie channels like HBO to be able to watch marquee fights...
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Crazy scenario could see the Oakland Raiders in St. Louis

Jason Whitney It’s no secret that the NFL wants a team in Los Angeles and the two teams that appear to be a possibility for the move are the Oakland Raiders or St. Louis Rams. While the Raiders seem to be the clear second choice for a team in L.A., there is a crazy scenario being thrown out there that Rams owner Stan Kroenke could actually sell his current Rams franchise and...
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Comparing everyone in your family/click to the 2014-15 NEW YORK KNICKS!

Jason Whitney The 2014-15 New York Knicks have once again become the punchline for every NBA related joke – just ask Charles Barkley. Christ, Barkley has even come to the defense of J.R. Smith, who he believes isn’t an idiot anymore because he’s not playing in New York. When J.R. SWISH isn’t an idiot anymore because he’s off your team, that can’t be a good thing. It’s...
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Vida Guerra takes dig at Derek Jeter’s girl – posts pictures to remind Jeter what he had (PICTURES)

Jason Whitney Former captain of the New York Yankees Derek Jeter is still winning even though his days playing on the diamond are done. It’s well documented that Jeter has had a nice stable of dime pieces the last 20 years and many legendary stories have been leaked to the public over the years. However, The Captain is going on 41 years-old and has since retired from baseball...
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Who says Poker is a sport?

Jason Whitney Many of the game’s detractors state base their argument on the facts that poker players simply sit in a chair. That analogy is similar to saying that a weight lifter simply lifts a weight. A poker tournament player often plays for ten or more hours a day. He must make a minimum of eighteen to twenty decisions on how to play each hour, and often substantially...
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The biggest robberies in boxing history

Jim Racalto There have been many controversial decisions by boxing judges since its inception. Many people refuse to watch boxing because they believe it is a sport dominated by money and corruption. There have been plenty of eyebrow-raising decisions to support this claim. Let’s take a look at some of the absolute worst decisions and biggest robberies boxing has ever seen. (SI...
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NFL: The basics

Jason Whitney You don’t have to be a genius to work out why the NFL is one of the most popular markets for sports bettors both in the US and, increasingly, overseas in Europe. And, with such an array of interesting and exciting ways to bet it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. Online bookmakers such as offer statistics and odds to get you...
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All-inclusive NCAAB Season Recap with Hoops Analysis

Jason Whitney With the NCAA college basketball season winding down, it is important to start paying attention to some of the bubble teams and potential number one seeds in the last month before tournament play starts. And a great place to find everything you need to know about the 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season is just a click away. That’s right, BETonSPORTS is a terrific hub for...
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Doc Rivers rips his team against LeBron James and the Cavaliers on national TV

Jason Whitney Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was extremely upset with his team’s defensive performance in the first quarter of their nationally televised game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It probably didn’t help matters that LeBron James was putting on a dunking clinic or that the Clippers gave up 65 first half points, but Doc claimed that the way the Clips were playing...
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Which Colleges Produce The Most NBA­ Ready Players?

Jason Whitney According to recent NBA rule changes, players must now have at least one year of college under their belt before entering the draft. It’s easy to see how this could potentially add to the talent level and maturity of players in the league, especially when you consider that some of the greatest basketball stars paid their dues playing college ball first. Check...
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Mark Cuban blasts critics who blame Seahawks coach for Super Bowl loss

Jason Whitney Dallas Mavericks coach Mark Cuban has never been shy for words. The billionaire owner, like many, watched the Super Bowl last Sunday and has a message for the critics that have crushed Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll for deciding to pass while at the 1-yard line instead of running the ball. Via ESPN – Dallas: However, Cuban believes Seahawks coach Pete Carroll...
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Rex Ryan makes a major change to his body – If you dare to look

Jason Whitney New Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is no stranger to making changes to his body. While his newest change isn’t in form of the lap-band surgery he previously had, Ryan needed to make a change concerning some body art he had done while coach of the New York Jets. Via Wall Street Journal: WATCH: Read full story on tattoo change here: Sports-Kings - The Kings of...
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Floyd Mayweather says people are lying about Manny Pacquiao fight on Instagram

Jim Racalto The current buzz surrounding the possible fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally happening is stronger than ever. Several reports have claimed that while no formal contract has been signed, the details are being worked out and the fight will be officially announced soon. However, Mayweather posted a strange message on his Instagram account Saturday...
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Choosing the right concealed carry weapon

Jason Whitney This Infographic is presented by Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
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How to Improve Your Golf Swing

Jason Whitney One of the most universally loved aspects of golf is you get a handicap that allows you to compete fairly against other golfers, whether they’re professionals or 28 handicappers. Of course, once you’ve got your handicap, the first thing you want to do is improve your golf swing – and ultimately win – whether it’s your friendly Sunday morning four-ball at...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons take a shot at another ESPN colleague – Could Simmons be suspended again?

Jason Whitney ESPN’s Bill Simmons may be in hot water yet again after taking a shot at colleague Ray Lewis. ESPN’s Bill Simmons took another shot at an ESPN employee   A couple of days ago, Lewis essentially said the New England Patriots were cheating and deserve to have an asterisk by their names.. Well, simply put, Simmons took umbrage with Ray Lewis’ notion that the...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman doesn’t think Patriots will be punished for “DeflateGate”

Jim Racalto (Credit: Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, who is always ready to give his subjective opinion on most topics, weighed in on the “DeflateGate” scandal surrounding the New England Patriots. He believes there is little to no chance the Patriots are punished because there is a “conflict of interest.” Per the NY Post: “I think the perception is the reality...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan shows rare breakdown emotion during acceptance speech

Jason Whitney Michael Jordan has learned the hard way when it has come to business that he never really had to deal with as a basketball player – unless you want to call being “cut” from the varsity and sent to the JV as a sophomore. Jordan has hand-picked a plethora of bad draft choices and coaches that has led to plenty of criticism. But last year, His Airness, surrounded...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: A NFL Fan Favorite Since 1967

Jason Whitney Since August of 1967, the San Diego Chargers have been a favorite American football team for San Diego residents as well as many NFL fans across the United States. Throughout the history of the major league franchise, the team has enjoyed several victories and also been met with some defeats. However, through the good times and the bad, the Chargers fans have remained...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll says facing the Patriots in the Super Bowl will be “a little bit personal”

Jason Whitney The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl already has the main headline it needs heading into the big game in Glendale, Arizona. Pete Carroll, who has coached the Seahawks for the past five seasons, once coached the Patriots before being fired in 1999 despite having a 27-21 overall record and two playoff appearances. New England owner Robert Kraft admitted...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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