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Lane Kiffin on recruiting Silas Redd: “It was pretty easy”

While Penn State is falling into the abyss because of the sanctions placed on them by the NCAA, the USC Trojans are about to embark on their first season free of a bowl ban in the Lane Kiffin era. USC was in the news this week by landing Silas Redd via transfer from Happy Valley. [...]
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing continues its shameful legacy

It seems as though as long as there has been Olympic boxing, there has been Olympic boxing controversy, so it should come as little surprise that this year’s iteration honors the tradition.  While the most recent controversy doesn’t quite rise to the level of having a father referee a fight in which his son is [...]
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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Rower arrested for vandalism

Following a poor team showing, Australian rower Joshua Booth, believed to have been drinking, was taken into police custody after he allegedly vandalized a storefront. 

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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The Johnny Report: Tebow unleashed in the Wild Cat

It has been a rough go for Tim Tebow during training camp with the New York Jets. The superstar backup QB has been absolutely awful, throwing behind, high, low, way out in front, backwards, upwards, whatever. He hasn’t been able to hit the broadside of the barn. That’s not entirely true, he has been able [...]
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

30 Teams in 30 Days: #27 The Auburn University Tigers

Head Coach: Gene Chizik (30-10 entering 4th season) The Story: Everyone knew Auburn was going to take a step back in 2011. For one, they lost their Heisman Trophy winning quarterback to the NFL. Second, they were in the same division as three preseason top ten teams. Considering the fact that the deck was so [...]
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Hamilton hints at an off-the-field issue for his poor play

There is no denying that Josh Hamilton was the best player in the first few months of the season. At one point, people were talking about a possible Triple Crown for the Texas Rangers outfielder. He was playing exactly the way you would think someone would in the final year of his contract. But the [...]
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano makes fan take off Steelers jersey

If you are headed to the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp, you may want to rethink what you are wearing to it, because Chuck Pagano and Tom Zbikowski are paying attention. A young fan wore a Steelers jersey to the practice and when the two spotted him, their old Ravens roots got the best of them. [...]
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Coughlin: “Common Sense” needed in Tyler Sash drug violation

The man who without remorse will fine and punish his players for not being 5 minutes early to a team meeting is pleading with the NFL to think about what they are doing with the 4-game suspension that has been handed down to New York Giants' safety Tyler Sash. He wants Roger Goodell and his cohorts in the [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Christie: Jets and Giants are anti-New Jersey

A project called American Dream, which consists of a mall, a water park, and an amusement park, is currently in the planning stages in New Jersey.  The project is slated to be constructed in the near vicinity of MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands.  Citing congestion issues, the Giants and Jets have filed a lawsuit to [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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Swimmer wins gold, eats at McDonald's

After being part of the gold medal-winning relay team, Ricky Berens, with Conor Dwyer in tow, celebrated by gorging on a McDonald's meal that was an estimated 3,330 calories.

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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Paulina Gretzky has 99 tattooed near her crotch

This is just kinda creepy. Paulina Gretzky, the hot daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, has a tattoo of her father’s 99 in a very odd place. Anyone else find it, well, icky? Again, a father’s one job with a daughter “Keep her off the pole.” I guess Wayne has been somewhat successful in that. [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

30 Teams in 30 Days: #28 The University of Iowa Hawkeyes

Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz (96–66 entering 13th season) The Story: Iowa has been a bit of an enigma in college football. For a few years in the early 2000s, it had looked as if the school was destined to be a surprise power in the mold of a Wisconsin. That quickly changed. In the last [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Badminton players expelled from Olympics

When you lose, you usually go home in sports. That is exactly what happened to badminton players at the Olympics from China, South Korea and Indonesia. But it wasn’t because they lost to better players, it was because they all threw their matches, and displayed a complete lack of effort. The Olympics are about fierce [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Photo: Pirates’ fan leaves baby behind to obtain an autograph

I understand fan devotion more than anyone, and I can understand giving up hours of your day for the chance to meet one of your favorite players from your favorite team. But what happened in Pittsburgh is beyond anything I have seen before. Some Pittsburgh Pirates fan abandoned their baby to get an autograph from [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Phelps’ mom thought he won the 200 fly

It sure looked like Michael Phelps would win the 200 fly with about 25 meters left, but a poor finish left him a short of winning the gold in the event for the third straight time. South Africa’s Le Clos won by .05 seconds. It was that close, and Michael Phelps’ mom was sure he [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas City Royals using taxpayer funds for team expenses

According to documents obtained by Sports Radio WHB 810 AM radio in Kansas City, the Royals may have questionably used more than $12M in taxpayer money over the past five years to pay for team expenses such as Security, Uniforms, player salaries and… taxes. Yes, it appears that the Royals may literally have taken taxpayer [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Cromartie: I’m the Jets 2nd-best receiver

There is a chance that Tim Tebow isn’t the only player on the Mew York Jets playing multiple positions, as Antonio Cromartie is eyeing an opportunity to play on the Jets offense. He hasn’t been running with the offense at this point in training camp, but he already has a self-evaluation of where he falls [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

As the Worm Turns: The Dennis Rodman children’s book

Directly from the “Stuff You Can’t Make Up” department, we have this: Dennis The Wild Bull. A children’s book written by none other than Dennis Rodman. Now sit there for a second and think about Dennis Rodman writing a children’s book. That’s about where I am now. Now I can see Rodman writing many different [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF receives postseason ban in two sports

UCF has been banned from the postseason for one year in both men’s basketball and football.  At the center of the issue is the use of third party individuals in recruiting.  The findings of the NCAA Committee on Infractions found that a third party had provided over $16,000 to three recruits and two students. In [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

The Olympics in Brick

We all know about the Taiwanese’s NMA TV‘s now-legendary animations of news bits. Here is their rendition of Ye Shiwen’s sensational swim. Thanks to the Guardian (h/t to Deadspin for pointing this), the newfangled way of illustrating action is now through bricks. Back-story after the jump: The Olympics, as we all know, is the biggest [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

30 Teams in 30 Days: #29 Florida International University Panthers

Head Coach: Mario Cristobal (24-38 entering 6th season) The Story: With the Miami Hurricanes fittin’ to get a blow from the iron fist of the NCAA, FIU is poised to make a meteoric rise. Well, that’s what those in the southern part of Florida will tell you. It was just a few ago that the [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Guy Adams Twitter suspension reveals curious inconsistency

By now you’re surely aware of the backlash against NBC that is taking place on just about every social media outlet regarding the decision to air just about everything from the Olympics on tape delay.  You’ve probably also heard about Guy Adams, a reporter for The Independent, whose Twitter account was suspended after he tweeted [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Regan Smith honors Aurora, CO victims

This past Sunday, Regan Smith, the driver of the number 78 Furniture Row Impala, honored the victims of the recent shooting in Aurora, CO by displaying the names of the victims on his car.  Furniture Row is a home furnishing retailer based in Denver, CO.  In the wake of the tragedy in Aurora, several athletes [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Ye Shiwen, 16, swam a faster final 50 than Ryan Lochte

It is perplexing everyone that has ever been involved in swimming. Ye Shiewen, the gold medalist and world record holder in the women’s 400IM somehow swam a faster final 50 than the men’s 400IM champ, Ryan Lochte. It is really something that cannot be explained, because something like hasn’t ever happened. Men are simply bigger, [...]
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

First to transfer from Penn State is Tim Buckley

It doesn’t have the impact of a name like Silas Redd, but make no mistake that Tim Buckley will most likely be the first in many players that will leave the Penn St Nittany Lions over the next few weeks. Buckley decided to return to his home state and play for NC State. The Wolfpack [...]
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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