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The NFL is giving away tickets to the Jets-Bills game in Detroit

Have you always wanted to see an NFL game in person, but never wanted to pay the high price for tickets? You’re in luck! Well, at least you’ll be in luck if you can arrange to be in Detroit on Sunday and/or Monday. The Bills were supposed to have played a home game Sunday against […]

Mississippi State football player Justin Cox suspended indefinitely after domestic assault arrest

Mississippi State will be down a player when it meets Vanderbilt on Saturday. In fact, the Bulldogs may be down a player for a while: Senior defensive back Justin Cox has been suspended from the team indefinitely after being arrested early Friday morning in connection to a domestic violence assault charge. Per the Starkville Daily […]

Stadium security stops Neymar from signing pitch invader’s jersey, but star won’t let fan forget his pen

Brazilian soccer star Neymar knows how to treat his fans. Unfortunately, security officials at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna, where Brazil had just defeated Austria, 2-1, on Wednesday in an international friendly, won’t let him. After a full 90 minutes had elapsed, a lanky fan came barreling toward the slight Brazilian to get his autograph […]

Buffalo Bills accidentally tell ticket holders to call a domestic violence crisis center for refunds

The NFL did the right thing by postponing and moving Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets to Monday in Detroit, but the Bills did the wrong thing when they accidentally told ticket holders seeking refunds to dial a domestic violence crisis center in Ohio on Friday. Buffalo News reporter Tiffany Lankes first discovered […]

Toronto Maple Leafs fans blow Americans’ minds by memorizing all the words to the U.S. National Anthem

An arena full of Canadian hockey fans did something this week that few arenas full of American fans could ever reciprocate. When a technical glitch knocked out the microphone of the singer belting out the U.S. national anthem before a Toronto Maple Leafs game on Tuesday, the audience was able to pick up where she […]

Prince Harry wins polo match in front of ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and ‘Downton Abbey’ actor Dan Stevens

If you were worried that Prince Harry had ditched the polo field for a rugby pitch, rest assured, he hasn’t. (Also, if that’s what you’re worried about these days, you might want to read the news more.) Although the 30-year-old royal traded his polo mallet for a rugby ball just weeks ago for a new […]

Dave Whelan, aka the Donald Sterling of English soccer, tried to apologize, but may have made things worse

Dave Whelan, owner of English soccer club Wigan Athletic, is officially being investigated by Britain’s Football Association (FA) after he made disparaging and racist remarks about Jewish and Chinese people in a major English paper on Thursday, the FA announced in a statement on Friday. Ironically, Whelan made his remarks in an attempt to defend the […]

Lionel Messi reportedly thinking of leaving Spain over tax trial that could result in jail time

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi may leave Spain and his team, Barcelona, because of continued problems with the country’s tax authorities that could land him in jail, the Spanish-language news site El Confidecial reports. Messi, considered by many to be the world’s greatest player, has run into continual problems with Spanish tax authorities over allegations of […]

ACC title game set after Duke’s loss to North Carolina, plus a look at the other conference races

North Carolina’s 45-20 victory over Duke on Thursday night not only meant that the Tar Heels could do this for the first time since 2011: THI Video: Part 2, UNC players ringing the Victory Bell after winning at Duke on Thursday night https://t.co/YnGzM9xTJn — Tar Heel Illustrated (@HeelIllustrated) November 21, 2014 It also meant that […]

Bills’ game against Jets moved to Detroit. Now they just have to get there.

The news that Sunday’s scheduled NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets was being moved to Monday night in Detroit was seen as the best possible outcome for everyone. Orchard Park, N.Y., home of Ralph Wilson Stadium, has unofficially received an absurd 70 inches of snow, according to an accumulation map posted […]

Even in an extremely rare win, the Raiders couldn’t stop being the Raiders

First of all, congratulations to the Raiders, and to their diehard fans, who deserved better than to have to wait more than a year to see their team win. Oakland showed a lot of heart in getting its first win of the season, 24-20 over the Chiefs, in the process snapping a 16-game losing streak […]

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is charged with felony domestic violence

Slava Voynov, a defenseman who helped the Kings win the Stanley Cup in two of the past three seasons, was charged Thursday with felony domestic violence by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Voynov has been on an indefinite suspension since his arrest on Oct. 20. From the Associated Press: Voynov faces one felony count of […]

Adrian Peterson: ‘I won’t ever use a switch again’

When Roger Goodell gave Adrian Peterson a season-ending suspension Tuesday, the NFL Commissioner cited the running back’s apparent lack of “meaningful remorse” about the beating the Viking gave his 4-year-old son. In the midst of appealing that suspension Thursday, Peterson offered his first extensive remarks, in an interview with USA Today. “I won’t ever use a switch […]

Duke football assistant goes nuts, fires team up for North Carolina game

Any time Duke plays North Carolina, in any sport, it’s a must-win, right? Well, the Blue Devils squared off against the Tar Heels Thursday night on the gridiron, and Duke graduate assistant Chris Hoover was not going to let his team be anything less than thoroughly fired up. Man, that chair never stood a chance. Hoover […]

Lauren Hill gave Devon Still her game-worn jersey

Lauren Hill, whose struggle against cancer has caught the public’s imagination, has struck up a friendship with Devon Still, the Bengals player whose daughter is also battling a rare form of the disease. And as they both reside in the Cincinnati area, they have had chances to meet up, notably during the recent NFL game […]

The Broncos prepared for the Dolphins by watching sharks attack seals

Denver is hosting Miami this week, so the team was busy preparing on Thursday. Broncos players went over the game plan, discussed their specific assignments and were shown footage of sharks attacking seals. Wait, what? Were the players deemed to be in an insufficiently bloodthirsty mood for the Dolphins, so coaches had them watch marine mammals get savagely torn […]

Josh Gordon, who was apparently a fantastic car salesman, could prove clutch with the Browns on Sunday

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon didn’t waste any time finding another job after he was suspended without pay for 10 games for violating the NFL’s drug policy earlier this year. If it were up to his backup employer, Sarchione Auto in Randolph, Ohio, they’d probably keep him because the recently reinstated Pro Bowler, who’s […]

Jose Canseco probably lied about his finger falling off at a poker table

It looks like Jose Canseco pulled a fast one on the world. The ex-MLB player’s shot-off middle finger, which he had surgically reattached earlier this month, did not fall off at a poker table, as Canseco said last week. Canseco admitted that he made the whole thing up as a hoax after coming across a fake […]

FSU says athletic events will proceed as normal after shootings

The shooting at a library on the campus of Florida State University on early Thursday morning might affect the mood at this weekend’s athletic events, but it will not affect the schedule, the school’s athletic department states. “This weekend’s athletic events, including those planned for tomorrow, will take place as scheduled,” Athletic Director Stan Wilcox […]

DC Comics is suing La Liga’s Valencia soccer team over ‘Batman’ logo

If you ever find yourself in need of a logo, remember at least one rule: Don’t make it a black silhouette of a bat. DC Comics will sue you. That’s the story with the Spanish soccer team Valencia, reports Plaza Deportiva. The La Liga behemoth uses a bat as its club logo and the comic […]

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