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Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
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Astros swoop in on Carlos Gomez, add Mike Fiers for four prospects

Looks like Carlos Gomez will be traded after all, as the Houston Astros opened up their very deep well of top-flight prospects to complete a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for Gomez and starter Mike Fiers. Going to Milwaukee in the deal are outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana along with pitchers Josh Hader and Adrian Houser. Jon Heyman first reported the trade with Ken...
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The State Of The NFL

The NFL has gone through a series of controversial off-seasons that have been riddled with accusations of cheating, domestic violence, suspensions and a serious revamping of the player conduct policy. Case after case continues to come forward that further shrouds the NFL in negative attention. That being said, it needs to be understood where the NFL stands from a social standpoint...
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Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

This might actually be safe to report. After all the drama surrounding a potential Carlos Gomez trade from the Milwaukee Brewers to the New York Mets on Wednesday evening, it appears that Milwaukee has finally found a landing spot for the two-time All-Star outfielder. According to CBS Sports insider Jon Heyman, Gomez has been traded along with starter Mike Fiers to the Houston Astros...
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Jets’ Sheldon Richardson Arrested, Fled Police With Loaded Gun At 143 MPH

Sheldon Richardson, already suspended four games to begin the 2015 season for failing a drug test because of marijuana use, made a promise to reporters at New York Jets training camp Thursday: He wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. An hour later, a police report alleged that the star defensive tackle had made a much bigger one. Charges officially were filed against Richardson...
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Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

One day after the Detroit Tigers accepted reality regarding their non-existent postseason chances and made the decision to “reboot” their roster, general manager Dave Dombrowski hasn’t wasted any time in moving two of his pending free agents. Hours after David Price was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit traded another top trade piece to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Closer...
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Running Back Corey Clement On Badgers-Huskers Rivalry: “Nebraska Is A Flip Phone, Wisconsin Is An iPhone”

You never quite know what kind of quotes you’ll get out of media days. While some coaches and players are very reserved, others aren’t shy with the media, and are willing to take a swing or two at their rivals in the process. Put Wisconsin running back Corey Clement in the Steve Spurrier/Mike Leach/Cardale Jones category. During today’s Big Ten media day, Clement used an extended...
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Mike Napoli Showing Improvement In Second Half Of Season (Video)

Not much has gone right so far for the Boston Red Sox in the second half of the season. But there is one player who is showing signs of improvement. Mike Napoli is hitting .364 over his last seven games with two home runs. One of those homers came in last night’s 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. “There’s a lot of talk that clubs are interested in Mike Napoli,” NESN’s...
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Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

BOSTON — After Pablo Sandoval was removed from Wednesday’s game due to dehydration, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sandoval’s conditioning is a matter that “continues to be addressed.” The 5-foot-11, 255-pound third baseman’s weight has been a point of discussion throughout his major league career, but Sandoval insisted Thursday that he has not gained any...
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Pablo Sandoval Back In Red Sox’s Lineup After ‘Hot’ Couple Of Days (Video)

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s conditioning has come up as an issue after he left Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox due to dehydration. Sandoval attempted to score from first on a Ryan Hanigan single, but he was thrown out at the plate. A few innings later he left the game. Sandoval is back in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the White Sox and...
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Coolhaus Created Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches For Every Team At Pac-12 Media Days

Other conferences may get more attention for their media days, but we think the Pac-12 has the most fun. Last year, Mike Leach dressed up as a pirate, and there was a snocone station with 12 custom school-based flavors. This year, the special desserts are back, but they’re being handled by Coolhaus, which has created ice cream sandwich flavors for the 12 conference members. Well...
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Crying shame: Lack of originality among Wednesday’s NY tabloids

OK, we were all thinking it Wednesday night when news of the Mets’ failed trade with the Brewers involving Carlos Gomez broke. Among the players going from New York to Milwaukee was infielder Wilmer Flores. Curiously, Flores wasn’t taken out of the game despite the trade being widely reported. That led to Flores hearing about the trade from others and being given a goodbye ovation by...
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Former Five-Star Defensive Back Transfers From UCLA To Texas A&M

Texas A&M just picked up a talented player on the defensive side of the ball, as junior defensive back Priest Willis has decided to transfer from UCLA to become an Aggie.  Willis, rated as a five-star and the No. 4 corner in the 2013 class by Scout, will be a nice addition to the Aggies’ defense. And the 6-foot-, 185-pound corner appears to have made some folks happy in College...
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Michigan State’s Connor Cook Was Not Happy About Getting Asked How He’d Fare In Ohio State’s QB Competition

Connor Cook was one of Michigan State’s student-athlete representatives at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago today.  The Spartans’ quarterback was surely asked a lot of questions that he wasn’t a fan of. That’s what happens when you gives hundreds of reporters good access to a player, after all.  One question reportedly upset him more than any other, though.  Asked Connor...
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Next Up: Oakland Athletics, the West Coast, and the End of the World

The Martians, the Zombies and the Mindless Marauders have been defeated. We’re safe … for now. Near the beginning of the Indians game against the Royals on Wednesday, STO play-by-play man Matt Underwood asked his partner Rick Manning if, when he was still playing, an Indians losing streak was perceived as an end-of-the-world scenario as it’s portrayed nowadays. I suppose...
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Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

Less than a month after he was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been charged with resisting arrest in Missouri stemming from a high-speed chase earlier this month. You read that right. Richardson allegedly took officers on a high-speed chase...
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Video: Tennessee Football Turned Its Weight Room Into A Club For A Late Night Lifting Session

At first, we bet some Tennessee football players weren’t into the idea of a late night lift session, but the Volunteers found a way to make the workout a bit more palatable: they turned the weight room into a night club. Tennessee put out a video of “Night Lift” on Vimeo, and while the workout looks pretty intense, there is also a light show, a fire machine, and a full DJ booth...
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Yankees get Dustin Ackley from Mariners for two minor leaguers

The Seattle Mariners didn’t figure to make too much noise before Friday’s trade deadline. But the team did finally cut loose a top draft pick that just never developed into the star he was projected to be. Dustin Ackley was traded to the New York Yankees on Thursday in exchange for two minor leaguers. The 27-year-old was Seattle’s No. 1 draft pick (selected second overall)...
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Four Ohio State players suspended for season opener

Defensive end Joey Bosa, running backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson, and wide receiver Corey Smith have all been suspended for Ohio State’s season opener at Virginia Tech for violating Department of Athletics policy, the Buckeyes announced at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. According to Joe Schad of ESPN, the suspensions are due to marijuana and academics. A unanimous All-American...
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Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh Reportedly Responsible For Big 10 Coaches Not Doing ESPN’s “Car Wash”

Over the last couple of weeks, every Power 5 coach in college football has made their way to Bristol, Conn., for ESPN’s “Car Wash” programming.  Every Power 5 coach who doesn’t lead a Big Ten program, that is.  The Big Ten is the only major conference that won’t be sending its crop of coaches to Bristol. Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh are reportedly responsible for this...
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Jay Cutler on Brandon Marshall: “no one really likes their ex-girlfriend after a breakup”

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler shared an interesting comparison to describe his “split” with former teammate Brandon Marshall. “No one really likes their ex-girlfriend just after a breakup,” said Cutler (h/t NFL.com). “He’s fine and he’s been like that for as long as I’ve known him. He’s an incredible player, he did a lot for us here, it just didn’t work...
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Giants Don’t Know How Many Fingers Jason Pierre-Paul Has Remaining

New York Giants co-owner John Mara says he wants Jason Pierre-Paul to “come home” to the team, but there is one slight problem. Pierre-Paul reportedly suffered injuries to his hands during a fireworks accident over Fourth of July weekend, and he had his right index finger amputated as a result. Now the Giants are unsure of his physical condition as training camp begins. “We...
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Desmond Howard Takes A Shot At Ohio State After Marching Band Songbook Controversy

Earlier today, The Wall Street Journal ran a story about a number of terrible songs included in a songbook circulated by members of Ohio State’s marching band, including anti-semetic and homophobic lyrics. The story is awful, and as you would expect, fans of rival schools have taken shots at OSU, including Michigan football legend Desmond Howard: Keeping it classy Bux RT @AJCsports...
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Report: Pedro Martinez Gave Joe Kelly, Eduardo Rodriguez Pitching Lesson

Pedro Martinez spent quite a bit of time at Fenway Park this week, and the visit to his old stomping grounds apparently included more than just number retirement festivities. One Boston Red Sox official told Peter Gammons that the newly enshrined Hall of Famer also took a few minutes to hand out some pearls of pitching wisdom to Red Sox pitchers Joe Kelly and Eduardo Rodriguez...
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Catcher Blake Swihart Back In Red Sox’s Lineup In Finale Vs. White Sox

Blake Swihart is back behind the dish Thursday night for the finale of the Boston Red Sox’s four-game set with the Chicago White Sox. Swihart has struggled at the plate in five games since returning from a foot injury that led to a stint on the disabled list earlier this month, gathering just three hits in his last 19 at-bats (.167 batting average). The 23-year-old backstop also...
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