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Barkley, Reggie Miller condemn Indiana religious freedom bill

Basketball icons and TV commentators Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller issued statements on Friday condemning the new Indiana “religious freedom bill,” which was signed into law on Thursday. Senate Bill 101, which takes effect in July, prohibits state or local governments from substantially burdening a person’s ability to exercise their religion — unless the government...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones Talks Up Darren McFadden’s Skills, Not Worried About Injury

New Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden played only one 16-game season during his seven-year career with the Oakland Raiders. He also posted just one 1,000-yard season while scoring a career-high seven touchdowns back in 2010. Former Cowboys’ running back DeMarco Muray is coming off of record-breaking numbers with 1,845 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014. Despite injury...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace interested in coaching at St John's

Metta World Peace, the forward formerly known as Ron Artest, is a St. John’s great, and he has now expressed his interest in coaching his alma mater on Twitter. While reports have surfaced that St. John’s legend Chris Mullin is a candidate for the job, which was vacated by Steve Lavin this afternoon, World Peace has publicly thrown his hat into the ring: I would absolutely...
Via College Spun
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

The mother of a Wichita student with Down Syndrome claims her son was recently asked by the school to remove his varsity letter. Michael Kelley, a special needs student at Wichita East High School, wears a varsity letter on his jacket like some of his peers. Michael’s adoptive mother Jolinda says school officials told her...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Lavin Released A Very Classy Statement Regarding His Time At St. Johns

Earlier today, St. John’s elected to part ways with head coach Steve Lavin after five seasons. Lavin led the Red Storm to an 81-55 record during his tenure, including a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2015.  A short time ago, Lavin released a statement reflecting on his time in Queens via a series of tweets, and it was quite classy. Here’s a look: In life change...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski’s Spring Break Yacht Vacay in Miami

It is not a surprise at all to find New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski in Miami—the Spring Break capitol of the world—doing all things Gronk. Looks like he is kicking off the Ultra Music Festival early by jumping aboard this amazing yacht and partying with 50 or so of his closest friends. Champagne showers anyone? Some old guy spraying Gronk with champagne on a...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Notre Dame may be the best team Kentucky has played all season. That’s worth saying right here right now since Notre Dame probably won...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Opportunities like the one Arizona is facing don’t come around all that often. And this doesn’t just refer to an Elite Eight...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Rams are still planning on drafting a quarterback

The St. Louis Rams just acquired quarterback Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles a couple of short weeks ago. However, the Foles trade is not preventing the team from seeking another quarterback in this year’s NFL draft. Head coach Jeff Fisher announced earlier this week the team’s plans include to add a rookie (via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch). It’s our intention to...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been one of the steadfast supporters of relocating a NFL team to Los Angeles. And while that hasn’t changed over the past few months, Jones recent comments should raise some eyebrows. After pretty much declaring there would be a NFL team in Los Angeles within five years of both the Rams and Raiders uprooting back in 1995, Jones is among those...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder announce Kevin Durant to miss rest of season

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Durant has been unable to fully recover from a Jones fracture in his right foot suffered during preseason.  He is scheduled to undergo a third surgical procedure. Kevin Durant is out for the remainder of the season. Another procedure to be performed...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fiancée takes stand at Aaron Hernandez's murder trial

The fiancée of Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Friday. Shayanna Jenkins, who was granted immunity by the court in February, was called by the prosecution to testify in front of a judge. According to The Boston Globe, Jenkins was asked about the conversations she had with the former New England Patriots tight end after Odin Lloyd’s body was found in June...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao bought P. Diddy’s house for $12.5M, fight tickets

Manny Pacquiao is currently preparing for the biggest fight of his career, but that isn’t the only thing the 36-year-old Filipino has going on in his life at the moment. Pacquiao also just purchased a home in Beverly Hills, and doing so before his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have helped him secure the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Mo'Ne Davis' forgiveness of a college baseball player for a tasteless tweet doesn't mean that a woman's worth should ever be compromised. Ever. The post Be Careful How Loudly You Cheer On Mo’ne Davis’ Olive Branch appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Twins to offer $19 Bloody Mary with pizza slice garnish

The Minnesota Twins have been down this road lined with outrageous adult beverages before, but the team pulled out all the stops on its latest alcoholic drink offering that will be available at Target Field this season. Minnesota Twins icon Kent Hrbek announced on Twitter Friday that the establishment inside the team’s stadium at the...Read More The post Twins to offer $19 Bloody...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Maclin says he still believes in Chip Kelly

Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has now signed on with his original head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. Now that the dust has settled, it appears that Maclin doesn’t harbor any ill feelings when it comes to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and how his tenure in Philadelphia came to an end. Maclin shared his support for Kelly with the Philadelphia...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' for Rockets

Dwight Howard returned to the Houston Rockets lineup Wednesday night for a tilt against the New Orleans Pelicans after missing the team’s previous 26 games due to a troublesome right knee. In his first game back on the court since Jan. 23, Howard logged 16 minutes, scored four points and pulled down seven rebounds as...Read More The post Dwight Howard willing to make ‘ultimate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam: 'I'm not the only gay person in the NFL'

When Michael Sam fell to the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft after earning SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors the previous season, there were some who raised concerns about how the league handled the first openly gay draft prospect. Those concerns has been quieted to an extent due to Sam’s struggles making the transition to the NFL. Originally considered a mid-round pick...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The beginning of the end for Notre Dame

Fred VanVleet did not go gentle into that good night. For that he can hold his head up high. Notre Dame led Wichita State by eight with 3:40 left in the first half, but the Shockers guard scored all seven his team’s points to close out the half, bringing the deficit to three at the break. Twice he stole the ball from Demetrius Jackson in the backcourt, leading to four easy...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings sign Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a ginormous Polish-born tackle (pics/vid)

The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday went well outside the typical free agent search radius by signing Babatunde Aiyegbusi, an absolutely massive Polish-born offensive tackle who most previously played for the German Football League’s Dresden Monarchs, according to a Vikings.com report. Standing at 6-foot-9 and weighing in at a whopping 351 pounds, even the behemoth that...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James makes Fortune’s list of 50 greatest world leaders

Fortune has released its list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders for 2015. Amongst the 50, four are involved with basketball and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was chosen as one of the few. At No. 31, James is considered by Fortune to be one of the greatest leaders in the world. Although basketball sure helps James get noticed, this is a big accomplishment and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

The NFL owners meetings were certainly anti-climactic. Entering the week it was believed that the use of replay would be expanded in some way, but what way was up in the air with multiple proposals on the docket.  New and improved replay procedures could've possibly included the review of personal fouls, illegal hits and penalties to name a few.  Or it could've included the suggestions...
Via Football By Football
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five under-the-radar National League MVP candidates

We checked in on five under-the-radar MVP candidates for the American League earlier this week. While there’s a chance a couple of those players will find themselves in the conversation for the prestigious award, the National League appears to be a bit more wide open. The Giancarlo Stanton’s and Yasiel Puig’s of the world will get a ton of play early in the season, but these...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five bizarre NFL offseason moves that don't add up

The NFL free agency period has been overloaded by some smart player moves along with some bizarre signings and trades that have a lot of people wondering what exactly is happening in the minds of key decision makers around the league. Here are five player moves that just don’t add up. 1. The New Orleans Saints Trade Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks Let’s give one of the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daxter Miles’ Twitter mentions light up after Kentucky blowout

Daxter Miles Jr. was persona non-grata for West Virginia after figuratively tugging on Superman’s cape, leading Kentucky to play angry and blow out the Mountaineers 78-39 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. In case you missed it, Miles Jr., who is a freshman for West Virginia, was so confident about his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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