Professional sports leagues that challenged the establishment

We all know the big four in American professional sports: NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. They've run things for the better part of a century or longer. All four are so big and powerful that it is difficult for any upstart to challenge them for, well, pretty much anything.New leagues still form, however. Some straight up want to come after the established league while others find different...
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NBA Referee Hotline Bling: James Dolan makes a conference call

After the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NBA established a referee hotline, where players can call to complain about the work of NBA referees. They can give their side of the story about technicals, foul calls, and if they're LeBron James, traveling violations. Just kidding, he doesn't get called for those. We know when that hotline blings, that can only mean one thing...
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February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Check out Shia LeBeouf as John McEnroe in photo from Borg/McEnroe film

When thinking about actors that could play John McEnroe, especially in his prime as a tennis player, is Shia LeBeouf the first one who would come to mind? Probably not, but LeBeouf as McEnroe is happening. He will portray the legendary (and temperamental) tennis star in a film titled Borg/McEnroe, which will follow the rivalry between McEnroe and Swedish rival Bjorn Borg (played...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Wimbledon player berates umpire over line call in epic rant

Viktor Troicki wasn’t too happy with an umpire’s decision at Wimbledon on Thursday, and we’re pretty sure all of England knows it. The Serbian tennis player was locked in a tight second-round match with Spain’s Albert Ramos-Viñolas when the umpire made a line call in Ramos-Viñolas’ favor that brought the game to match point. Troicki didn’t agree with the call, so...
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

John McEnroe would be proud of this Wimbledon meltdown for the ages

Viktor Troicki, a Serbian tennis player seeded No. 27 at Wimbledon, was two points from losing his second-round match to world No. 36 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, but was also two points from getting back on serve at 4-5 in the final set. At 5-3, 30-30 in the fifth, Ramos-Vinolas hit a first serve that was called wide, to no complaint, and prepared to hit his second serve. Then, without...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Shia LaBeouf Is Gearing Up to Play John McEnroe

Shia LaBeouf is beyond excited about starring in the upcoming John McEnroe sports drama Borg vs. McEnroe, telling Variety: "This is epic. It's f—ing epic. This is the biggest movie I've been in lately." The film, which begins shooting in August, is not a conventional biopic. It explores the relationship between Swedish tennis star Björn Borg and the legendary John McEnroe,...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Kyrgios, John McEnroe and being a tennis 'hot head'

The cozy press conference room on the second floor of the lavish and picturesque John McEnroe Tennis Academy had that familiar air of anticipation before a marquee event. But this wasn't the US Open or Wimbledon; rather it was a charity event for the Johnny Mac Foundation.  But what distinguished this event from your typical charity? John McEnroe's name alone made it noteworthy...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

John McEnroe’s son Kevin arrested for buying cocaine

Kevin McEnroe, the 27-year-old son of former tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with cocaine possession after being caught making a purchase. The AP says McEnroe was arrested in East Village in New York and was in possession of cocaine and a prescription medication. McEnroe did not […]
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John McEnroe Gets Bigger Role at ESPN; Will Talk More than Tennis

With ESPN airing all four tennis ‘grand slams’ starting next year, it should be no surprise the network has expanded its relationship with John McEnroe. ESPN announced Monday that McEnroe will have an expanded role […]
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

McEnroe: Let's dump doubles

Let's ditch doubles from pro tennis. After all, it's populated by guys who aren't good enough are singles. Who said that? How about a guy who won 78 doubles titles in his career and beyond being one of the best singles players of his era is widely considered one of the greatest doubles players ever? John McEnroe. Speaking to The Times of London, Johnny Mac said : "Doubles -- why...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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