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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Cameroonian soccer star dies after being struck by object thrown from stands

Albert Ebosse, a star soccer player for Cameroon, died after being struck in the head by an object thrown from the stands. Ebosse, a 24-year-old striker who was the leading scorer in the Algerian league last season, died in a hospital shortly after his team, JS Kabylie, lost to USM Alger in the Algerian football […]

Chargers-49ers game still on after 6.1 earthquake in Bay Area

The NFL preseason game between the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers will be played as scheduled Sunday despite a strong earthquake that struck near Napa overnight. “Levi’s Stadium was designed to meet California seismic code requirements and seismic bracing was incorporated into the design and construction,” the 49ers said in a statement. “Building […]

Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel, mocks him with money gesture

Who says preseason NFL games are good for nothing? On Saturday night, the game between the St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns offered up this gem: After sacking Johnny Manziel, Michael Sam hopped up and did Manziel’s signature “money” gesture. For both players, there was probably a big of carryover from their old SEC battles. […]

Broncos’ Wes Welker suffers another concussion on a D.J. Swearinger that infuriates Peyton Manning

D.J. Swearinger delivered a hit on Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker that infuriated Peyton Manning on Saturday. So angry was Manning that he ran down the field and had what Swearinger said were “choice words” for the Houston Texans safety — and earned a flag for words he refused to repeat later. Of greater […]

U.S. Open TV schedule, draw and preview

The main draw of the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam of the tennis season, will begin Monday and run through Sept. 8. Last year’s men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, withdrew from the tournament to continue rehabbing his injured wrist, while the women’s two-time defending champion, Serena Williams, will be the tournament’s top seed for only the third […]

Suns reportedly offer Eric Bledsoe for Kevin Love at 11th hour

Thought the Kevin Love saga was over? Wrong! Just when you thought we couldn’t squeeze one last Love trade story into the news cycle, ESPN reported that the Suns made a pitch to the Timberwolves for the all-star forward, just hours before the the three-way trade with Cleveland and Philadelphia would be finalized. Bledsoe and Suns’ […]

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham fined $30,000 for ‘dunking’ over goal post

It turns out celebrating in the end zone by “dunking” the ball over the goal post costs more in fines than flipping off the opposing team. While the Cleveland Browns’ Johnny Manziel reportedly got slapped with a $12,000 fine for his middle finger stunt, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got stuck with $30,000 in […]

New study says 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be too hot to even sit and watch

While questions linger about the allegedly shady activity that led FIFA to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the Middle Eastern country has been dogged with criticism about its suitability for the tournament. Corruption, human rights violations, the heat-stroke inducing weather… Indeed, criticism has been hot and heavy, and now it’s about get a whole […]

Red Sox reportedly sign Rusney Castillo to 7-year, $72.5 million deal

The Red Sox hope to turn their streak of bad luck around by bringing on Cuban hitter Rusney Castillo, according to the Boston Globe. The slugger reportedly signed a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, which sources say will immediately go into effect. That is, the 27-year-old will play in the Red Sox’s remaining 35 games this […]

L.A. Kings goaltending coach used the Stanley Cup in his Ice Bucket Challenge

So you’ve clicked on yet another article about the Ice Bucket Challenge. Congratulations? This one’s a bit different, though. Instead of talking so much about who’s taking it to raise awareness for ALS, let’s focus on the vessel from which the ice water floweth. Look! It’s the Stanley Cup! Bill Ranford and nephew Brendan use […]

Hulk Hogan on War Machine situation: ‘He’s lucky it wasn’t Ronda Rousey’

Hulk Hogan had some words for the former UFC and Bellator fighter known legally as War Machine. Born Jonathan Koppenhaver, the MMA fighter is currently being held without bail on seven felony charges stemming from an Aug. 8 attack on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and another man. Hogan does not approve. He addressed the incident toward […]

Johnny Manziel reportedly fined $12,000 for middle-finger incident during Redskins game

Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel — or as former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason calls him, “a baby,” — has been fined $12,000 for showing his middle finger to the Washington Redskins’ bench during the teams’ preseason game on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns QB Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for flipping bird […]

Chicago’s journey to the U.S. Little League World Series final could be good sign for baseball’s inner-city initiatives

Chicago’s journey to the Little League World Series U.S. final sounds like a screenplay, but this fairy tale is happening in real life. The inner-city squad, comprising African-American players from the Jackie Robinson West league on Chicago’s South Side, is poised to take the whole thing if it can win just two more games in […]

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand wants to manage England’s national team

Rio Ferdinand isn’t playing for England’s national team any more, but he has plans to extend his international career. The 35-year-old Queens Park Rangers defender, who spent most of his career playing for Manchester United, told the Daily Mail about his long-term coaching ambitions. “Everyone has dreams of playing for England and my dream after […]

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport — just like Mo’ne Davis wants to

It may seem silly, as adults, to be so interested in the Little League World Series. It is, after all, quite literally child’s play. But there’s something exciting about knowing you could be seeing future athletic superstars. The Little League World Series has produced plenty of alumni who have become successful MLB players, of course. Currently, […]

This 2-year-old WWE super fan knows more about pro wrestling than most adults

How old is too young to be a WWE superfan? For Evan Wecksell’s son, Beckett Sage, age ain’t nothing but a number because this 2-year-old seems to know more about the sports entertainment company than many adult fans. Yes, young Beckett not only has the names of 20 WWE stars memorized, but their entrance music, […]

Mo’ne Davis’s LLWS run ends as Chicago eliminates Philadelphia

Mo’ne Davis won’t get another chance to dazzle the nation at the Little League World Series. With Davis playing at first base and third base instead of pitching, Philadelphia came up just short against the team from Chicago, losing 6-5 on Thursday night in Williamsport, Pa. The Jackie Robinson West Little League team advanced to […]

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy injures thumb vs. Steelers, says he’ll be fine

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy threw a scare into his teammates (and potential fantasy football owners) when he left Thursday night’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a right thumb injury after scoring on a 22-yard touchdown catch. X-Rays were negative, and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports that the injury is […]

Green Bay Packers fans are the ‘best fans,’ poll finds

It’s official(ish): Green Bay Packers fans are the best, according to the market research firm Nielsen Scarborough. The poll determined 84 percent of adults in Green Bay are Packers fans; that is, they watched, attended and/or listened to the games last year, Forbes reports. The poll also measured four other criteria, including TV ratings, stadium […]

Little League World Series security is ready for bigger crowds ahead of tonight’s Pennsylvania vs. Illinois game

Mo’ne Davis is the talk of the baseball diamond this week as she and her team, Pennsylvania’s Taney Dragons, compete for a spot in the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday. But tonight, the team will go up against another tough opponent, Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West squad, which has a great story of its […]

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