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Nuggets star Ty Lawson makes an anti-fur stand with PETA

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is taking a stand. Ranked among the top 10 NBA players at his position for the first quarter of the 2013-14 season, he has Denver in the race to grab a Western Conference playoff berth. Ty Lawson is the Nuggets leader in scoring, assists and steals. Lawson has been the floor general for Denver, guiding an offense that’s ranked just outside the...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Illini back in the running for Jalen Brunson

It was thought that the Illini were out of fit for Jalen Brunson, a blue chip guard prospect out of Stevenson High School. Now it appears Illinois is back in the derby. They’re right up there with Michigan and Michigan State. John Groce went off the Brunson recruiting trail to land Quentin Snider from Louisville. Well, you know how that ended up on National Signing Day. With Snider...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarah Kustok returns to Brooklyn Nets, New York City amidst trial

Sarah Kustok, current Brooklyn Nets Reporter for Yes Network, which has an ownership share in the Nets, has returned to New York City after appearing in court on Tuesday at her father’s murder trial began. Sarah Kustok was present to support her father Allan Kustok, alleged to have murdered her mother, Anita Kustok, as jury selection began. She has been subpoeaned, and is expected...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s The Future Holds For Luol Deng And The Cleveland Cavaliers?

When the Cleveland acquired former All-Star forward Luol Deng, the entire Cavaliers nation was excited. Deng is a proven star, one of the best perimeter defenders in the league and also a great contributor on offense. In fact, he was the leading scorer of his former team, the Chicago Bulls. Now, more than a month after the trade, things don’t look that good for Cleveland. The Cavaliers...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex Bears practice squad QB Zak Kustok to testify in father’s murder trial

Zak Kustok, former practice squad quarterback with the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers has been subpoenaed, and is on the list of potential witnesses for the murder trial of his father, Allan Kustok. He is on trial for murdering his wife Jeanie Kustok. Opening arguments begin today at Bridgeview County Courthouse. Zak Kustok is the brother of Sarah Kustok, a current...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Turner deal headlines dull NBA trade deadline

Just when I was starting to come up with clever analogies for how anticlimactic the 2014 NBA trade deadline has been, the Indiana Pacers pulled off a major deal in their hopes of dethroning the Miami Heat as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference by acquiring Evan Turner from the Philadelphia 76ers for Danny Granger. Still, for the second straight year it was a rather dull trade...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers will make Evan Turner reach his potential

Evan Turner’s rookie year with the Philadelphia 76ers has been anything but normal; and not in a good way. The Chicago native who took home all the major national player of the year awards in college basketball during his final season of “amateur” status at Ohio State. His NBA career get off to a very rough start. He looked terrible in summer league; had an atrocious first...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s very definition of NCAA Tournament Bubble team

When St. John’s fell at DePaul on January 14th, it was the turning point for both teams. With the victory, the Blue Demons became 2-3 in the Big East and looked to be flirting with mediocrity. They haven’t won since and instead reverted back to what they’ve always been under Oliver Purnell- the laughingstock of the league. St. John’s fell to 0-5 in league play with that defeat...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United’s Shinji Kagawa drawing interest from Besikta

Shinji Kagawa will likely not be a part of the future at Old Trafford. Kagawa wanted to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window in search of finding a regular first team position elsewhere. Obviously, he stayed put. United Manager David Moyes certainly won’t be making him a starter any time soon and Shinji Kagawa has been told by Japan Football Association representatives...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Shinji Kagawa quickly becoming a Manchester United outcast

Shinji Kagawa will likely not be a part of the future at Old Trafford. Kagawa wanted to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window in search of finding a regular first team position elsewhere. Obviously, he stayed put. United Manager David Moyes certainly won’t be making him a starter any time soon and Shinji Kagawa has been told by Japan Football Association representatives...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: indicates Chicharito likely returning to Manchester United

Chicharito Javier Hernandez wants out of Manchester United. The extremely popular with the ladies heart-throb has been what he believes to be under-utilized. The striker believes a move away from Old Trafford would get him more first team opportunities. The Mexican International has had a tumultuous football career and has come very close to quitting the sport altogether. It is rumored...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashley Wagner rips Olympic Figure Skating Judges Hypocrisy

American skater Ashley Wagner became this Olympics McKayla Maroney for her “that’s bullsh**” reaction face, and the meme it inspired which took off. Ashley Wagner even made a funny online Valentine’s Day card out of the meme. Which you can see after the jump. And now today Wagner harshly ripped figure skating’s hierarchy and the Winter Olympics judges on Thursday night...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant, Michael Crabtree, Alshon Jeffery star in movie spoof

Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery had a breakout season in 2013. Jeffery had one of the best seasons in Chicago Bears receiving history actually. And it turns out Jeffrey does his own stunts too A “spoof trailer” starring 3 Pro Bowl NFL wide receivers Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys), Michael Crabtree (SF 49ers) and Alshon Jeffery (Chicago Bears)  Promotes an upcoming action...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers trade Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to Pacers for Danny Granger

The Twitter account of Evan Turner used to include this in its description: “not a business man, but a business; man!” Yes, the #2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft truly embodies that legendary Jay-Z prose as he was part of a huge business deal done today. We knew Evan Turner was being dealt today, but it was thought that he’d be headed to San Antonio or Charlotte Turner...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Old Trafford Tour includes Manchester City vs Barcelona referee

When FC Barcelona came to Manchester for Champions League action, tours of Manchester United’s Old Trafford sold out for days. It also prompted this hilarious soundbite: “I didn’t realise until about 5 years ago that Manchester had two teams. I thought Manchester United were the only one.” – Dani Alves HAHAHAHAHAHA. Anyway, Man City lost to Barca 2-0 and the next day, looked...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United confident in landing Luke Shaw this summer

Some more Manchester United transfer rumor talk on this Thursday. We’ll focus on Luke Shaw. He’s emerged as a more likely option at the Left Back position. Manchester United have contacted Southampton about the possibility of signing Luke Shaw but have been ‘sternly told’ that he is not for sale at any price, according to BBC’s Ben Smith back on Jan 6th. Southampton are ...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick Nunn has secured his place in ’14-’15 Illini starting lineup

Illini freshman wing Kendrick Nunn was a consensus national top 75 recruit. Kendrick Nunn has ascended since being promoted to the starting lineup. He led the Illini with 19 points in their win at Penn State, ending a horrendous eight game skid. Nunn led Illinois again in scoring last night, again with 19 as he shot the lights out from three. (5-7 3PT FGM-FGA). Illinois continued...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Legend Jeremy Roenick talks Olympic Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks legend Jeremy Roenick was on conference call with the media to promote the Sochi Winter Olympics. Therefore I was privileged enough to talk some winter games with J.R. Here’s some of the highlights from Jeremy Roenick. Jeremy Roenick on Team USA vs. Canada facing off in semifinals of men’s hockey on Friday (coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. CST on NBCSN): ...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NU’s Nikola Cerina suspended for next game vs Indiana Hoosiers

Northwestern will be without it’s back-up big man Nikola Cerina on Saturday, when the severely struggling Indiana Hoosiers come to town. Tonight, Nikola Cerina got into a fight with Amir Williams, former McDonald’s All-American as the Wildcats lost at Ohio State 76-60. This was yet another chapter in the book of Buckeye domination over Northwestern.  LaQuinton Ross was ejected...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA faces toughest opponent in Canada

Courtesy of @PumperNicholl/@TheRoyalHalf Winning four consecutive games in the Winter Olympic hockey tournament will mean nothing if the Team USA hockey team loses Friday. A semifinal matchup against defending gold medal winning Canada awaits the red, white, and blue with a chance to play for gold on the line. Team USA has skated four balanced lines to this point. The mix of size...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcastle United could have new American Celebrity Owner

Newcastle United could have a new celebrity owner, and it would continue the recent trend of Americans owning English Premier League sides. World Wrestling Entertainment (or WWE, formerly WWF) owner Vince McMahon has been rumored to be taking full ownership of Premier League side Newcastle United in business deal that NO ONE would see coming. According to The Independent, with...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

OSU’s LaQuinton Ross will not be suspended for fight with Cerina

LaQuinton Ross is the only guy on this current Ohio State Buckeyes with any true NBA potential. Lenzelle Smith Jr. was on the radar for awhile, but he’s not going to be drafted. Some NBA GM might take Aaron Craft, he’s kind of like what Ben Hansbrough was in 2011. Or he might be a priority free agent. Amir Williams and Shannon Scott are big time talents, McDonald’s All-Americans...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal G Szczesny makes highly offensive gesture, could be fined

Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal goalkeeper, could be facing a very heavy fine and or suspension for making the wanker gesture upon exiting the Gunners’ Champions League match. Szczesny received a red card after fouling Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben in the first half.  Szczesny did not appreciate the call for taking down Robben in the box and exited while making a wanking motion. Watch...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 2-20-14

This 2014 NFL mock draft has feature stories on the players themselves. Click on the names where highlighted to read those. The draft combine is Feb 22-25th in Indianapolis. Yes, NFL cheerleaders will be running the 40 in it this year! That should make the combine much more fun! This is our last update before the combine, and then we’ll have a lot of material from the combine:...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Makes Wanking motion: VIDEO

Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal goalkeeper, could be facing a very heavy fine and or suspension for making the wanker gesture upon exiting the Gunners’ Champions League match. Szczesny received a red card after fouling Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben in the first half.  Szczesny did not appreciate the call for taking down Robben in the box and exited while making a wanking motion. Watch...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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