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Russell Westbrook could play for Thunder against Knicks on Friday

Oklahoma City Thunder fans have been grumbling through the season because of a lack of rumbling from the home team. The team’s been quiet in the Northwest Division with a less-than-stellar 3-12 record that’s largely been attributed to injuries to its starting lineup, including to its two top stars, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. But things might soon […]

What channel is carrying Jets-Bills game?

There’s an unscheduled NFL doubleheader on Monday night and only one of the games will be carried nationally. On ESPN, there’s the Baltimore Ravens-New Orleans Saints “Monday Night Football” game, but the New York Jets-Buffalo Bills game — the one moved to Monday and to Detroit by Buffalo’s epic snow last week  — will be […]

Roger Goodell, Donald Sterling and Dwyane Wade on list of GQ’s least influential in 2014

GQ magazine came out with its annual list called “The Least Influential People of 2014,” and somehow one-fifth of the list is made up of sports personalities. They include: ex L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling (No. 3); NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (No. 6), ESPN host Stephen A. Smith (No. 7),  Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade (No. 8), recently retired New […]

Johnny Manziel, entourage allegedly in brawl after fan asks for hug

Johnny Manziel and his entourage allegedly were involved in an altercation a Cleveland hotel lobby early Saturday morning, according to a police report obtained by The alleged victim, a 33-year-old Ohio man, told police that he was struck by Manziel and others in his group after he approached Manziel and said, “I’m the biggest […]

Paul Finebaum’s call-in show during Iron Bowl on SEC Network is going to be great

The FCC may want to raise its alertness level to red, or high, or DEFCON 5, or whatever on Saturday night during the Iron Bowl. According to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, Paul Finebaum will be hosting a call-in show on the SEC Network that will be broadcast side-by-side with the Alabama-Auburn game (which gets the […]

Edmonton Oilers get booed out of the building by fans after blowout loss to Blackhawks

Canadians are generally a very polite people. In fact, it was just last week that a group of Toronto Maple Leafs fans took it upon themselves to make the visiting Nashville Predators feel at home by singing the Star-Spangled Banner word-for-word after the hired singer’s mic went out. With that in mind, this video of […]

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers wasn’t trolling the Vikings by drinking grape soda. He just likes grape soda.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers picked an interesting choice of beverage after Green Bay defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 24-21, on Sunday in Minneapolis. Taking a swig of grape soda, Crush, after beating the Vikings again. RodgersShow More Summary

Texans’ Ryan Mallett out for rest of the season

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett tore his right pectoral muscle during warmups Sunday, an injury that will sideline him the rest of the season. An MRI revealed that Mallett had aggravated the injury, which the team had described as a chest injury last week, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported. It’s tough news for […]

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz among 34 former players on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

The Baseball Hall of Fame released its ballot for the Class of 2015 on Monday, featuring 34 former players: 17 holdovers from previous elections at 17 newcomers. Last year, three former players were elected in their first year of eligibility — Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas — just the third time so many […]

Get a first look at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics mascots

The last two weeks have been inundated with new mascots to mock. First we got a gander at the 2016 Euro and 2015 Copa America mascots, both of which looked like they might wind up in jail for murder at some point, and now we’re getting a look at the duo set to represent the […]

Adam Silver: NBA is more concerned about HGH use than marijuana

Adam Silver never really had a chance to sink into the NBA commissioner’s chair, take off his shoes and relax. Just months after taking the job in February, he was hit with the task of cleaning up the Donald Sterling mess and, since then, he hasn’t really looked back. In a new GQ interview, Silver […]

North Carolina football players won at Duke, then trashed their locker room

North Carolina reclaimed the Victory Bell for the first time since 2011 with a 45-20 win over rival Duke on Thursday night. The Tar Heels celebrated with petty vandalism. Steve Wiseman of the Durham Herald-Sun has the story: According to sources at both schools, light blue spray paint caused “significant” damage to the visiting team […]

WCW legend Sting debuts at WWE’s ‘Surivivor Series’ to lay out Triple H

It's @STING!! #SurvivorSeries!! — WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2014 The rumors turned out to be true: After months of speculation that WCW legend Sting would enter a WWE ring for the first time in his multi-decade pro wrestling career, it finally happened — and in a way that might make one ask, “What year is […]

Bills confident they’ll be able to play Sunday’s game vs. Browns in Buffalo

When last week’s seemingly endless snow in Western New York forced the Buffalo Bills to move their home game against the New York Jets to Monday night in Detroit, there was some talk that the team’s next scheduled home game — Sunday against the Cleveland Browns — could be in jeopardy as well. But that […]

Nike releases an NFL owner’s model shoe in latest sign of the apocalypse

Now, for a mere $150, you can emulate the people who really matter in the NFL: the owners. Nike put its first owner’s model shoe, Patriots Lunar Force 1, on sale Monday and this version, the Robert Kraft model, sold out in about a minute. It figures they’d be collectors’ items and, besides, the New […]

NFL will take a look at Dominic Raiola’s dive at Patriots defensive lineman’s knees

The NFL will take a look at the final play of the game between the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions, specifically to determine whether it will punish Lions center Dominic Raiola for launching himself at the knees of defensive tackle Zach Moore. Although there is no rule preventing an offensive lineman from going low, […]

Super Bowl will feature another Danica Patrick GoDaddy commercial, with puppies

Auto racer Danica Patrick and GoDaddy have been a mainstay of Super Bowl commercials for a while now, and this season’s big game will be no exception. According to Advertising Age, Patrick will return with another GoDaddy commercial during Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. There will be puppies: The 30-second spot GoDaddy did buy, […]

Soviet Olympic hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov dies at 84

Viktor Tikhonov, who led the Soviet hockey team to three Olympic gold medals but is best known in this country for his team’s improbable loss to the United States at the 1980 Winter Olympics, has died at the age of 84, the Associated Press is reporting. The AP says Tikhonov had suffered from a lengthy, […]

Marshawn Lynch, man of few words, fulfills his media duties hilariously

The stats sheet will show that Marshawn Lynch fulfilled his NFL-mandated duty to speak with the press after the Seattle Seahawks’ victory Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals. Hey, the NFL didn’t mandate that he had to say anything. In a classic performance that Bill Belichick can only envy from the East Coast, the running back […]

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