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Purdue C A.J. Hammons could be a 2015 NBA 1st round pick

We’re 151 days from the 2014 NBA Draft, which means we’re 614 days from the 2015 NBA Draft, a night in which we’ll probably hear the name of A.J. Hammons called. Yes, as frustrating and inconsistent as A.J. Hammons has been, he’ll probably be drafted. Likely even in the first round in ’15. This year…no chance. Sports Illustrated claims that 17% of the population which...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Alex Ferguson takes on new coaching role with UEFA

Legendary former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has a new UEFA coaching role. Michel Platini, UEFA ‘s President, announced it today. Sir Alex Ferguson had been working as a team ambassador and director since retiring from United. According to Sun Sport, Sir Alex Ferguson also said today that David Moyes will not be sacked. So that’s something all the Moyes critics...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Analyzing today’s DePaul, Big East basketball action

DePaul lost a Big East basketball game on the road tonight by an 86-69 score at Seton Hall. I predicted 82-69 pirates on the local sports talk radio show “The Lineup” with Eli Hershkovich and Tom Bostwick on Radio DePaul: DePaul’s radio station. You can hear the audio of all three of discussing Big East basketball after the jump. Brandon Young led DePaul with 23 points as the...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rio Ferdinand moving from Manchester United to Chicago Fire this summer?

Rumors are abound again that Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand could join the Chicago Fire. Ferdinand’s representatives have held talks with MLS officials in the past and he was strongly linked with a move to Chicago Fire before agreeing a one-year extension at United. That’s what the Daily Mail is reporting today. Ferdinand’s contract at United is up at the end of...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Mata formally comes to Manchester United; wearing #7

The biggest move of the January transfer window was Juan Mata from Chelsea to Manchester United. Of all the Premier League transfer rumors and those transactions that actually materialized, this was by far the biggest story. Juan Mata officially became a member of United today as he came to the club to do his medical. There were lots of pics posted of Mata with David Moyes, David...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Prepare for Gracie Gold puns and Gracie Gold metaphors overload

Gracie Gold (born August 17, 1995) is an American figure skater from Springfield, Illinois. In addition to training in our state’s capital, she also worked out here in Chicago. So Gracie Gold is a local phenomenon, who’s about to go worldwide. She is the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, the 2014 U.S. national champion, and has been named to the U.S. team for the 2014 Winter...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Katie Eberling; the athlete screwed over by Lolo Jones

I was quite angry when I heard about Lolo Jones getting the nod over Katie Eberling for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. Katie Eberling, who on the cover of the Chicago Tribune a week ago, is an alum of A.A. Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Illinois. Just like myself. So I admit I’m biased towards Eberling. And it’s a stupid reason to be biased. Still, despite winning 3 bronze...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones and NBC called out for possible conspiracy

Lolo Jones is back in the news, which is exactly the way Lolo Jones wants it. And the way NBC Sports Group wants it. She will compete in Sochi, Russia in the bobsled beginning February 6th. Lolo Jones was a trending topic at the 2012 Summer Games in London. Her attractiveness coupled with her “Coco Loco” ness captivated America. And that whole being a virgin thing, which would...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kate Upton Justin Verlander are an item again

The Kate Upton Justin Verlander thing? Happening again according to the “evidence” of US Weekly. Back to back SI swimsuit issue cover girl and hottest woman alive is once again an item with the Detroit Tigers ace. Remember, this was never confirmed by either camp. Although Verlander’s grandfather verified it, and everyone knew Kate Upton Justin Verlander was a thing. Sorry...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Seattle Seahawks “12th Man Room of Silence”

Behold the Seattle Seahawks’ “12th Man Room of Silence”. In this exclusive video, FOX Sports 1 invited members from a Seattle Youth Football League to watch the NFC Championship between their hometown Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers and proposed a challenge: If they could stay completely silent for the entire game — no talking, no cheering — they could win a cash prize...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Purdue Boilermakers have any NCAA Tournament hopes?

The Purdue Boilermakers (13-6, 3-3 in the Big Ten) NCAA Tournament boat is not sunk yet. However, it took on massive water Tuesday night at Northwestern in a game that barely legally still qualified as college basketball. That double overtime loss at NU was as pleasant to look at as a Kristen Schaal (“Daily Show” correspondent, “30 Rock” the evil, psycho NBC page) pictorial...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Indiana Hoosiers NCAA Tournament chances/hopes

The Indiana Hoosiers at (12-7, 2-4) are not looking good right now for an at large berth in the NCAA Tournament. As the flagship school and the biggest brand in the “Hoosier” state, their mediocrity or worse is indicative of the mediocrity or worse in the state of Indiana college basketball right now. Hey, at least there’s the Pacers! For the first time since 2005, the entire...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Chicago Cubs release list of Spring Training Invites

Chicago Cubs have invited 24 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Thursday, February 13 when pitchers and catchers are invited to report in advance of their first formal workout on Friday, February 14 at Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz. Position players are invited to report to camp Tuesday, February 18 with the team’s first full squad workout Wednesday, February...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicharito javier hernandez wants out of Manchester United

Chicharito Javier Hernandez wants out of Manchester United. The popular, heart-throb but under-utilized 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 that Inter Milan is interested in Chicharito, and that’s...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC pursuing Antoine Griezman and HULK

Now that Chelsea FC has completed the sale Juan Mata to Manchester United, it’s time to fill in the gaps at Chelsea FC. The first step seems to be complete for the London side, as Mohmaed Salah is headed to Stamford Bridge from the Swiss side Basel. Terms have been agreed but there’s still business to be taken care of. He’s yet to undergo a medical. Who’s the next Chelsea...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha to Cardiff City loan deal

20-year-old Wilfried Zaha has hardly played for Manchester United in Premier League play. He’s only seen action in 2 games and produced 1 shot. Zaha made his first official Manchester United appearance in a Capital One Cup tie against Norwich City, playing 78 minutes before being substituted for Wayne Rooney. It cost £12 million for United to bring him here from Crystal Palace...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls must retain point guard D.J. Augustin this summer

D.J. Augustin is a piece the Bulls badly need to retain this summer. Chicago needs a quality backup to their franchise player. Through his first three seasons, star point guard Derrick Rose missed a total of six regular season games, won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award and appeared to be on his way to becoming one of the dominant players of his era.  For the Bulls to...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks playing with no…anything

The headline is correct. The Chicago Blackhawks are in the midst of a stretch of ugly, nasty, suck-filled hockey. If the Hawks are playing in remembrance of Warren Zevon, who would have been 67 today, then try to not replicate “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.” Why, you ask? That means the team is sleeping and sleeping well. After snagging four points against top teams last weekend...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Obligatory fawning over Russell Wilson piece

Time to get obsequious as the Super Bowl approaches. And it’s Russell Wilson who be fawned over and ridiculously hyped up here. Earlier this afternoon, Fox Sports conducted media conference calls to preview the network’s upcoming broadcast coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2. Fox analysts Terry Bradshaw and Troy Aikman were on it. Terry Bradshaw on Russell Wilson...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

FOX explains why they cut the Richard Sherman Erin Andrews interview

Why was the interview Erin Andrews did of Richard Sherman cut short? What really happened? There are pictures out there of Erin Andrews and Richard Sherman hugging it out before the interview was done. And why are we still talking about this? Why do we still care? Super Bowl XLVIII Lead Game Producer Richie Zyontz on why Fox cut Richard Sherman’s postgame interview with Erin Andrews...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 1-24-14

2014 NFL mock draft time. The 2014 NFL mock draft order is now set in stone for all teams except the final two. We also have feature stories on the players themselves. Click on the names where highlighted to read those. What the Texans do with the first pick? They have Bill O’Brien in place snatching him away from Penn State. Does a new regime mean a new quarterback? 1. Houston...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant told Coach K. “you probably don’t want me” on Team USA

Kobe Bryant is making waves to day because he said publicly that college basketball “really isn’t teaching players anything.” Well, that’s news to me! And Kobe Bryant should know because he……oh, wait he didn’t play any college hoops. The second trending story pertaining to Kobe Bryant today is the release of his ESPN the Magazine music issue pictorial with Nicki Minaj...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Your new Cleveland Browns Coach is Mike Pettine

Adam Gase pulled out of the Cleveland Browns coach derby Tuesday, meaning your next Cleveland Browns Coach is? Mike Pettine Jr. Reports claim he will officially be announced as the next Cleveland Browns coach by the end of the day. Therefore, the next Cleveland Browns coach will not be Dirk Koetter. Gase, the Offensive Coordinator for the Denver Broncos, could just be waiting for...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea closing deal with Basel for Mohamed Salah

Chelsea Football Club agree to the fee with Basel for Mohamed Salah and pave the way for Juan Mata to leave for Manchester United move. Chelsea accepted a 37 million bid for Mata. The Mohamed Salah move is all but completed as Blues agree to sign the Egyptian midfielder from the Swiss champions for a fee in the region of £11 million. The transaction is still subject to the Egyptian...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: female Golden Gophers fans sending dumbest selfies ever

Want to take a really attractive women and make hideous and annoying, in just one easy step? Make her do “duck lips.” Or “concerned face” Or whatever dumb, stupid faces these Minnesota Golden Gophers girls are doing at the game last night. The Big Ten Network cameras caught this gaggle of giggling girls at The Barn taking some selfies, and making us hate the word “selfie”...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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