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Junior Seau, Marvin Harrison, Tony Dungy, Kurt Warner among 26 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists

The late Junior Seau, whose family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NFL after the former San Diego Chargers linebacker committed suicide in 2012, is among 26 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seau’s family alleges that the NFL ignored and concealed evidence of the risks associated with traumatic brain injuries. Family […]

Watch Tim Duncan get excited about Foot Locker’s ‘Week of Greatness’

If Tim Duncan is ever in a glass case of emotion, he never shows it and that’s the premise behind a new Foot Locker “Week of Greatness” ad. The Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose rings up the San Antonio Spurs star to tell him about the event and, in a self-aware performance worthy of Peyton Manning, […]

‘Malice at the Palace’ turns 10 today and Metta World Peace is ready to talk about it in new book

This week marks the 10th anniversary of one of the craziest/scariest/most regrettable incidents in NBA history. “Malice at the Palace,” as it’s come to be known, began as a scuffle between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers on the night of Nov. 19, 2004, but it quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl between players and the fans. Ex-NBA […]

Terry Bradshaw: Adrian Peterson should sue Roger Goodell

Terry Bradshaw, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Fame quarterback, hauled off and socked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell but good Tuesday, criticizing him for running a “dictatorship” and saying that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should sue the league after being suspended Tuesday for at least the rest of the 2014 season. Bradshaw, who now […]

Welcome back, Swaggy P: Why the Lakers need Nick Young

Nick Young was back after missing several weeks with a thumb injury. Boy, was he back. Young returned in classic Swaggy P fashion, missing his first shot — a three-point attempt. He went on to make six of 10 shots for 17 points and, in addition to talking about the impact of “the swag effect” […]

Will the NFL postpone the Bills-Jets game because of the massive Buffalo snowstorm?

The Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks were able to play their regularly scheduled NHL game on Tuesday night despite the massive lake-effect snowstorm that raged south of the city. But will the Buffalo Bills be able to play their home game Sunday against the New York Jets? Ralph Wilson Stadium is located in Orchard […]

Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch goes full Beast Mode to return a fan’s wallet

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch doesn’t seem like he’s having the best of times on the field right now, but that hasn’t stopped him from apparently being a Good Samaritan. Seattle TV station KIRO recounts the story of Seahawks fan Jason Lynch, who thought he had lost his wallet at a gas station. But […]

Kobe Bryant rings up his 32,000th point in classic Kobe Bryant fashion

Maybe it was Swaggy P’s influence. Maybe it was the pregame team meeting. Whatever the impetus, Kobe Bryant found a groove and passed an NBA milestone as Los Angeles Lakers managed to win their second game of the season. “It’s like my swag just rubbed off on everybody,” Nick Young explained. Well, swag will do […]

6,200 fans brave Buffalo snowstorm to watch Sabres beat Sharks

So it’s snowing in the Buffalo area, as you may have heard. But the NHL show must go on, and 6,200 possibly crazy people showed up to watch the Sabres beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-1, on Tuesday night.. @NHLDevils fans be like, capacity crowd #nhl #SabresFanSnowDay #sabres #NJDevils #sharks @NHLonNBCSports — […]

Kentucky made Bill Self wish his water bottle was filled with vodka

After it was over, the only thing Kansas Coach Bill Self could do was to take a sip from a plastic bottle and crack a joke: “I was hoping that was vodka, but no, it’s just water.” It looks like playing Kentucky this season is going to drive a lot of coaches to drink. The […]

Nick Young said his ‘swag rubbed off on everybody,’ and it’s not entirely laughable

Nick Young can be a clown (okay, he’s usually a clown), but that’s not always a bad thing, especially on a Lakers team dominated by Kobe Bryant, who’ll never be accused of being Mr. Sunshine. And for one night, at least, Young can claim to be the cure for what’s been ailing his team. Los […]

Prepare to be dazzled all over again by Sam Gordon

Remember Sam Gordon? As a 9-year-old in 2012, she wowed us all with her ability to break off Barry Sanders-like runs against bigger (and, presumably, mostly male) competition. Then Gordon took a year off from football so she could focus on soccer. Naturally, Gordon excelled at that sport as well, making it into Utah’s Olympic Development Program. […]

Mark Cuban hopes that the Lakers ‘suck forever’

Mark Cuban is known for speaking his mind, as well as not always comporting himself in quite as dignified manner as one might expect from a team owner. Cuban was at it again Tuesday, when he told a Los Angeles host that he hoped the Lakers “suck forever.” The Mavericks owner was a guest on “The […]

Greg Oden wore a fairly ironic T-shirt at an Ohio State game

Ohio State played a home game against Marquette on Tuesday, and several notable former players were in attendance. Ex-#Buckeyes big men in the house: Jermaine Tate, Lawrence Funderburke, Steve Hall and Greg Oden, who was just shown on the videoboard. — Jeff Rapp (@RappUp) November 19, 2014 Oden, of course, is the biggest name among […]

Dwight Howard under investigation for child abuse

Rockets center Dwight Howard is under investigation by Georgia authorities for an alleged incident of child abuse. Police in Atlanta-area Cobb County had previously looked into the case, which dates back to the summer, but an official told NBC News Tuesday that the probe was being re-opened based on new evidence. Howard is alleged to […]

Niagara women’s basketball team stranded on bus in New York blizzard

After playing Monday night in Pittsburgh, the Niagara women’s basketball team boarded a bus, hoping to reach home ahead of a big storm that was about to strike western New York. But at around 2 a.m., the bus became stuck about an hour away from campus and, as late afternoon turned to evening, the team […]

LeGarrette Blount’s stunt on Monday night cost him his job with the Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount presumably wasn’t happy about his usage rate Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, because he tried to walk off the field before the game was over. The Steelers presumably didn’t look too fondly upon this, because on Tuesday, a little more than 12 hours after Blount’s stunt, they waived […]

What’s at stake with NFL’s suspension of Adrian Peterson

The NFL dealt with its Adrian Peterson problem on Tuesday, suspending him for at least the rest of the season. The decision comes after an unprecedented six-month stretch in which the NFL so badly bungled punishment for high-profile players that people had no choice but to notice and be outraged, Roger Goodell stepped up with […]

Martin Brodeur, 42, says he hasn’t retired, is waiting for an NHL team to call

Martin Brodeur is a four-time winner of the Vezina Trophy, a nine-time NHL all-star game participant and three-time Stanley Cup winner. He’s also 42 years old, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t think he can still play in the league. Brodeur hasn’t played since last season, when he finally gave way to Cory Schneider as […]

Could Colts or Broncos be in Ben Tate’s future after he’s waived by the Browns?

Running back Ben Tate, who signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns in March, was waived by the team on Tuesday even though he was second on the team in carries this season. Browns waive Ben Tate. Coach Mike Pettine gave a non-answer yesterday when asked if there was an issue there. Now we […]

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