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Forbes: Cavs ranked as No. 2 company to work for in all of sports

Good new for those aspiring to work in sports within the state of Ohio: You have some of the best options in the country. According to Forbes, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Ohio State University athletics department are among the best in all the land with both being among the top five and Dan Gilbert’s Cavs being ranked No. 2 in all of sports—a list that includes, professional...
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Robbie Brady Falls Down Hole, Suffers One Of Soccer’s Strangest Injuries

Spare a thought for Hull City and Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady. Brady could miss the rest of the 2014-15 season due to an injury he suffered in the bizzarest of circumstances. Brady fell down a hole last Friday during practice at Hull City’s facility. He suffered a calf injury during the fall that will sideline him for up to six weeks, according to...
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New York Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

The New York Mets will welcome the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as honored guests over the weekend at the team’s spring training site in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Ramos and Liu were the police officers who were ambushed and killed execution-style in their squad car by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in...Read More The post New York Mets to host families of slain NYPD...
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Jameis Winston To Take Part In “Jon Gruden’s QB Camp” On April 1

Every year leading up to the NFL Draft, ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Jon Gruden spends the day with a top quarterback prospect to do a full evaluation. This year’s edition of the “QB Camp” kicks off in just about a month, and Florida State star Jameis Winston will join Gruden on April 1. Mark your calendars: Jameis Winston will take part in Jon Gruden’s QB Camp...
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Report: Yankees Fire Ticket Taker For Vulgar Tweets About Curt Schilling’s Daughter

Curt Schilling doesn’t have any patience for Internet trolls, and the New York Yankees don’t either. The Yankees have fired a part-time ticket seller who was hired by the team in January for sending inappropriate and vile tweets about Schilling’s daughter, Jason Zillo, the team’s director of communications, confirmed to NJ.com. “We have zero tolerance for anything like...
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The Columbus Zoo Named A Newborn Penguin After Ezekiel Elliott

In the wake of Ohio State’s College Football Playoff National Championship, multiple Buckeye supporters named their dogs after running back Ezekiel Elliott, the offensive star of the College Football Playoff.  But when you are a Heisman favorite as popular as Elliott, you don’t just have canine namesakes. The Columbus Zoo introduced the Twitterverse to a two-week old penguin...
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Giants infielder Matt Duffy again rocking ‘Duffman’ on his bat knobs (photo)

Given the easy leap from his surname to “Duffman,” the enthusiastically psychotic beer pitchman from “The Simpsons,” it’s hardly a surprise that San Francisco Giants infielder Matt Duffy has gravitated towards adopting the moniker as part of his baseball identity. But that doesn’t make it any less cool. As was the case late last season...Read More The post Giants infielder...
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Play Ball: Indians spring season begins with McAllister audition

Finally, the long winter season without baseball games has ended as the Cleveland Indians opened the Cactus League season with a game against their spring baseball partner Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday afternoon. Given that the Indians brought back nearly everyone and did not make any big moves in the offseason (with apologies to Brandon Moss), one of the few and biggest spring training...
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NFL Teams Collecting High-Salaried Free Agents A Tricky Proposition

There’s no one way to build a championship-caliber football team, no matter how much fans might clamor for their favorite teams to follow a certain model. It’s a popular adage that a good-but-not-great team is “one player away.” Meanwhile, people who root for teams with top-heavy payrolls pine for a more balanced salary approach. Ultimately, there...
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ESPN to air something called “The Basketball Tournament”

Summer is normally a dead period for sports networks. Even if the network has baseball, golf, tennis, horse racing, sailing, the WNBA and other sports, there still seems to be a need for more content to bridge the gap until football starts in late August and September. So ESPN has signed a deal to carry something called “The Basketball Tournament.” What is “The Basketball Tournament”...
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Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its treatment of Dion Phaneuf (video)

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has finally had it with what he perceives as the shoddy treatment that Dion Phaneuf has been forced to endure this season, especially from the media. The typically media-averse Kessel, who leads the team in both goals (23) and points (50) stood in the locker room and chastised the...Read More The post Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its...
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David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t'

The Denver Nuggets announced on Tuesday that head coach Brian Shaw has been fired. David West and plenty of others feel that Shaw was not given a fair shot. West, who worked with Shaw when Shaw was an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers, said the Nuggets had no chance of winning with the lack...Read More
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Darnell Dockett reportedly visiting 49ers on Tuesday

The Arizona Cardinals released longtime defensive tackle Darnell Dockett last week after talks with the player’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, fell apart. Dockett is now free to sign with whichever team he wants—even before free agency opens on March 10—and has chosen to stop in Santa Clara on Tuesday to visit the San Francisco 49ers, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. ...
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Rick Pitino: Louisville vs. Virginia Won’t Be Exciting “Unless You Like Rock Fights”

Don’t accuse Rick Pitino of being unrealistic. Louisville has has mixed results in the fallout of the Chris Jones dismissal. The Cardinals have won three of their last five, but struggled against Miami and Georgia Tech, winning those games by a combined three points. Louisville is coming off of a blowout win over Florida State, but have an extremely tough pair of games to finish...
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Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw Fired After Less Than Two Seasons On Bench

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1 1/2 seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday: “You won’t find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I’ve ever been around. Unfortunately things didn’t go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very...
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No Dez Bryant Deal, But Cowboys Ink Cole Beasley for Four Years

While a contract extension for star wide receiver Dez Bryant is unlikely at this point, the Dallas Cowboys did finalize a four-year extension with fellow receiver Cole Beasley on Tuesady. It is reported by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Beasley has signed a four-year, $13.6 million contract. With incentives, the deal could be worth $15.1 million including, $7 million guaranteed...
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Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell Is Taking Part In Rebels’ Spring Practice

Roughly four months after gruesomely breaking his ankle against Auburn, Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will be back on the field for the Rebels.  With his team’s spring practice period set to begin, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze met with the media Tuesday afternoon. During his session with reporters, Freeze said that Treadwell will be participating in spring practice but...
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It appears Brent Musburger laid a wager on Oklahoma-Iowa State

This is one of the reasons why we miss Brent Musburger on the main ESPN college football game. Late in the action during Monday’s Oklahoma-Iowa State game, a gambling reference made its way into the discussion between Brent and his partner, Fran Fraschilla. With 31.9 seconds left and the Cyclones up by six, there was an out-of-bounds call that led Fraschilla to say, “I know...
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Tuesday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (3/3/15)

Twitter Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours. 1. Keith Olbermann apologized for his tweets about Penn State’s THON fundraiser. 2. Texas and Baylor almost had a brawl in last night’s game, and numerous players were ejected. 3. Four-star defensive end Terrell Hall committed to Ohio State last night. 4. The entire Arkansas basketball...
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Former Bears Coaches Question Team’s Ability to Win with Jay Cutler

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about Jay Cutler’s ability to actually lead a team deep into the playoffs. Clarifying this league-wide belief even more, 10 former staffers from both the Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman days with the Chicago Bears have come out to question the team’s ability to succeed with Cutler under center. From the ESPN report: At least 10 former...
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“I guarantee every team in the league would take his defense and be thrilled.”

The way defensive metrics rate Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has officially perplexed Terry Francona. In an interview conducted a few days back in Goodyear, Arizona, Francona admitted that, while he has been in the game for quite some time, he has no idea why advanced analytics rate the MVP candidate so poorly. “I have no idea. For the life of me, I can’t understand...
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Jung Ho Kang homered in his second at bat of the spring

Jung Ho Kang came to the Pittsburgh Pirates this winter surrounded by a cloud of mystery. How would the Korean infielder’s prodigious power translate to the major league game? Well, we can’t make much of Spring Training statistics, but this homer that Kang launched off of Marco Estrada on Tuesday was pretty impressive. Post by The Outside Corner. Now that’s tantalizing...
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Wizards issue apology for odd Black History Month tribute campaign

The Washington Wizards finally addressed the team’s weeks-long tribute to Black History Month, which was widely panned as ill-conceived, off-putting or just plain weird. Throughout February, Monumental Sports & Entertainment showcased the faces of players and staff members from the Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics paired with the visages prominent African...
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Fenway Park To Host 2015 Baseball Beanpot On April 29; Tickets Now On Sale

The 2015 Baseball Beanpot returns to Fenway Park this year. The annual baseball doubleheader that will feature teams from Boston College, Harvard University, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will take place on Wednesday, April 22. The day will kick off with the consolation game at 3 p.m., with the Beanpot Championship game starting approximately...
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Evaluating the 2015 trade deadline with the Scoring Chance Contribution stat

There will be thousands of NHL Trade Deadline Day recaps to read today, so why should you read this one? Without bias, based on the numbers we will show you which teams won each trade based on Scoring Chance Contribution and the chances of a draft pick turning into an NHL player. The Scoring Chance Contribution statistic was introduced recently at Puck Drunk Love and is calculated...
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