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Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: ‘He has nowhere to run but to fight me’

On Friday night, Floyd Mayweather continued the meaningless woofing that has marked the run-up to his as-yet-nonexistent bout  with Manny Pacquiao. “We are ready. Let’s make it happen. May 2. Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it,” he said, adding that Pacquiao is “desperate.” Pacquiao has now responded with barbs of his own. Here’s Sky […]

Tom Brady mocks his tremendous speed on Facebook

How fast is Tom Brady? Faster than a cheetah and maybe even a rocket, if you want to believe his Facebook page. Of course, your lyin’ eyes said differently Sunday when the New England Patriots quarterback tucked the ball and — gasp — ran. Not only did he run, he refused to slide or step […]

With Nick Foles not ready to return, Mark Sanchez will remain Eagles’ starter

The Philadelphia Eagles will hang their playoff hopes on Mark Sanchez again Saturday when they play Team Disarray, the Washington Redskins, at FedEx Field. Coach Chip Kelly told reporters that Foles’ collarbone, which he broke Week 9, has not healed sufficiently to allow him to play this week, especially on a week that is one […]

Fox News says Congress could cancel the Super Bowl, forgets to check with NFL

Oh no! A warning for all of America…the Super Bowl could be canceled! And it could be all congress' fault??! Tune in NEXT to find out how! — FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) December 15, 2014 And indeed, Lauren Simonetti of Fox Business begins her dire report thusly: “There is a chance that Super Bowl XLIX […]

Yankees’ agreement with Chase Headley signals end of A-Rod at third base

The New York Yankees have a new designated hitter. His name is Alex Rodriguez. The team reached agreement on a four-year deal that will bring third baseman Chase Headley, according to multiple reports, back to the team. Headley reportedly has agreed to a four-year, $51-million deal that will become official pending a physical. That means […]

Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin joins others on the NFL coaching hot seat

Black Monday, aka the day when under-performing NFL teams fire their coaches after the end of the regular season, is Dec. 29 this year. Here’s a look at the teams that could soon be looking for new coaches. Miami Dolphins Miami’s playoff hopes are all but dead after Sunday’s 41-13 loss to the New England […]

UEFA Champions League draw: Manchester City vs. Barcelona headlines round of 16

A rematch between Manchester City and Barcelona highlights the UEFA Champions League round of 16, which was announced in a draw Monday. Real Madrid will face Schalke as it tries to become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles since AC Milan in 1989-90. Manchester City and Barcelona may be the most exciting […]

Cowboys fan Chris Christie sits with Jerry Jones again, proving that America’s team is back

The return of the Dallas Cowboys to a position of national relevance rather than ridicule means that, suddenly, a lot of lifelong Cowboys fans can proudly re-assert their fandom, even if it puts them in an uncomfortable spot. Ohioan LeBron James said he’d miss an NBA game to see the Cowboys in the Super Bowl. […]

Former Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander indicted on sexual assault charges

A grand jury in Travis County, Tex., has indicted former Texas football players Montrel Meander and Kendall Sanders on sexual assault charges after they were arrested in July over an incident that occurred in June at an on-campus dorm. According to KVUE-TV, Sanders faces an additional charge of improper photography because prosecutors say he took […]

NFLPA sues NFL over Adrian Peterson ruling as recording with NFL is released

The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, challenging the decision by an arbitrator to uphold the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The lawsuit was filed just a few hours after the release of an audio recording between Peterson and a high-ranking NFL executive […]

Rome will bid for 2024 Olympics, thanks to recent IOC cost-cutting measures

Italy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced Monday that Rome will submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, joining what could become a crowded field. The announcement came about a week after the IOC voted to institute sweeping changes intended to keep costs down for cities that wish to bid for the Games. Prospective host […]

Auburn football player was in argument before he was fatally shot, girlfriend says

As Auburn tight end Jakell Mitchell quarreled with a man at a party early Sunday morning, a third man pulled a gun and shot the redshirt freshman to death, his girlfriend told police in Auburn, Ala. Mitchell, the 18-year-old from Opelika, Ala., who died at an area hospital, was in an argument in the parking […]

Kobe Bryant may be ‘no spring chicken,’ but he passes Michael Jordan on NBA scoring list

Kobe Bryant has something of an obsession for Michael Jordan, at least according Phil Jackson, who coached both players and wrote his “Eleven Rings” that Bryant is “hell-bent on surpassing Jordan as the greatest player in the game.” That may well be true, but on Sunday night Bryant moved past Jordan on the NBA’s all-time […]

Broncos reportedly not worried about Peyton Manning’s thigh injury

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a rough afternoon Sunday in San Diego, battling flu-like symptoms and then a thigh injury that caused him to retreat to the locker room just before halftime of Denver’s game against the Chargers. But Manning was back on the field for the third quarter, and the Broncos scored a 22-10 […]

Here’s how the NFC playoff chase looks after the Cowboys’ win over the Eagles

Dez Bryant caught three touchdown passes as the Dallas Cowboys took control of the NFC East race with a 38-24 win over the host Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Here’s how the NFC conference standings look entering Monday night’s game between the eliminated Bears and the somehow-very-much-alive Saints, who at 5-8 are right in the […]

President of Cleveland police union demands Browns apology for Tamir Rice, John Crawford protest

The president of the Cleveland police union responded angrily to a protest by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, who wore a T-shirt that read “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” in pregame warmups Sunday. “It’s pretty pathetic when athletes think they know the law,” Cleveland Police Patrolman Union President Jeff Follmer said in […]

How bad was Johnny Manziel’s first NFL start?

Johnny Manziel had a horrible debut in the NFL. Luckily, he’ll get another chance, after a dismal game in which the Cleveland Browns were shut out by the Cincinnati Bengals. How bad was it? Well, he was the first Heisman Trophy winner to be shut out in his first NFL start since Danny Wuerffel with […]

Nets superfan who was carried out of Knicks game dies after jumping out window

Jeffrey Vanchiro, who was known as “Jeffrey Gamblero” while dancing at Nets games, died Sunday after jumping from a two-story window at his father’s house in Queens. The incident happened on Saturday night, causing Vanchiro severe brain trauma and a fractured spinal cord, according to his fiancee, Kristi Evans. We lost a brilliant, unique, incredible man […]

Chad Johnson leaves a massive tip because ‘Sundays are slow’

Former Bengals star and current Montreal Alouette Chad Johnson was certainly a gentille Alouette Sunday. He racked up a bill for $351.92 and left a pretty hefty tip because “Sundays are slow,” so “this should help.” The tip is in the message not the money… pic.twitter.com/Nh4EWYicsU — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 15, 2014 According to […]

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on NBA’s all-time scoring list

As a youngster, Kobe Bryant looked up to Michael Jordan, patterning his game after that of the Bulls star to a degree that is often uncanny. As of Sunday, Bryant is looking down upon Jordan in at least one significant statistical category: total scoring. In a road game against the Timberwolves, Bryant needed just nine points to […]

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