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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Dwyane Wade, Heat struggle with how to honor LeBron James in Christmas Day return to Miami

LeBron James returns to Miami on Christmas Day, but just what will he be returning to? Boos? Cheers? Both? Dwyane Wade, with whom James made four straight NBA Finals appearances with the Heat, hopes American Airlines Arena fans don’t boo him. At least before the game. Once the Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers tip off at […]

Bucs’ ‘suck for the Duck’ campaign nearly complete

The race to the bottom between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans has reached Week 17, and both teams enter the season’s final weekend with 2-13 records. But the Bucs hold all the cards over the Titans in the hunt for the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Ties are broken […]

Wisconsin hired Paul Chryst, missed their chance to hire someone with a mean homemade Gatorade recipe

After Gary Andersen stunned Wisconsin by leaving to become Oregon State’s new coach, the school was required to publicly post the job listing for their new vacancy. In the end, Pittsburgh Coach Paul Chryst prevailed over 45 other applicants, thanks to his head coaching experience and the fact that he hails from Madison, played for […]

John Harbaugh sounds like he knows Jim Harbaugh will be fired by 49ers

At some point early next week, Jim Harbaugh is likely to be relieved of his duties as coach of the San Francisco 49ers. It’s a firing that seems inevitable, even to his brother on the East Coast. Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh, the guy who beat his brother and the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, […]

Oklahoma scored record-breaking 39 straight points vs. Weber State

Apart from an 11-minute stretch of the first half, Weber State kept things close with No. 19 Oklahoma on Monday night. Of course, that 11-minute stretch saw the Sooners go on a 39-0 run, setting a record for consecutive points scored in a game between two Division I teams. Oklahoma won, 85-51. The Sooners were […]

Vince Carter turned the clock back with this vicious dunk

It’s been a while since the days of “Vinsanity.” In fact, Vince Carter’s high-flying days with the Raptors ended a decade ago, and he’s bounced around the league since then, in the process re-inventing himself as a valuable role player. But on Monday night, Carter showed he still has a little bit of the old “Half-Man, […]

Peyton Manning’s walk in the rain is the saddest walk in the rain

There were many occasions for the famous Manning Face Monday night, as Peyton Manning threw four interceptions, including two in the final minutes, in a 37-28 loss to the Bengals. But with the rain coming down in Cincinnati, it was a Sad Manning Walk that took center stage in the public’s imagination. Sad Peyton Walk In […]

Temple took the subway to a blowout of No. 10 Kansas

Temple University is located not far from Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, just a short hop via the subway. In fact, the school’s basketball team has occasionally used the public transportation system to get to their games at the arena, and after Monday night, they might make a point of doing it all the time. The Owls […]

Iggy Azalea bought Nick Young a ’62 Impala for Christmas

Iggy Azalea is one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Apparently, she also likes to be known as the World’s Greatest Girlfriend. With the Lakers set to play road games on Dec. 25 and 26, Azalea had an early Christmas present for her boyfriend, Nick Young, delivered to the Lakers’ practice facility on Monday. And let’s […]

Rex Grossman can’t replace Johnny Manziel because he ‘has whole family in for holiday’

Johnny Manziel had replaced struggling Brian Hoyer as the Browns’ starting quarterback. However, Manziel injured his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, bringing Hoyer back off the bench. Unfortunately, Hoyer also got hurt (shoulder), and is listed as day-to-day. For Manziel, a rookie campaign that started late now ends early — his season is over. It […]

Memphis and BYU get into huge brawl at end of Miami Beach Bowl

Memphis and Brigham Young played a very entertaining game in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl, with the Tigers coming out ahead in double-overtime for their first bowl win since 2005. However, the game will likely be better remembered for a meleee that broke out at the end, involving numerous players and some team officials. The […]

Lions’ Dominic Raiola suspended one game

The Sunday stomp by center Dominic Raiola of the Detroit Lions has drawn a one-game suspension from the NFL for repeated violations of player safety rules. Raiola stomped on the ankle of defensive lineman Ego Ferguson of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter. Raiola claimed the move was unintentional Sunday night, but Lions Coach […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Police aren’t under attack, racism is

It hasn’t been easy to reconcile the senseless deaths of young men at the hands of police officers with the senseless deaths of police officers at the hands of an angry man no matter what beliefs a person holds. And perhaps few people know better than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar how to hold two seemingly opposite concepts simultaneously. […]

Here’s why you should expect less from Peyton Manning on ‘MNF’

Which came first — the Denver Broncos’ re-emphasized ground attack or Peyton Manning’s dropoff in production? There’s a case to be made for both. C.J. Anderson has rushed for nearly 500 yards over the last four games as Manning has passed for less than 300 yards in each, but, let’s face it, it’s probably more […]

Jimmy Clausen’s concussion means Jay Cutler is back as Bears’ starting quarterback

Jimmy Clausen’s tenure as the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback was a brief one, as an injury he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions will end his season. #Bears QB Jimmy Clausen will not play in Sunday's season finale in Minnesota after suffering a concussion in yesterday's loss to Lions. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) […]

Logan Thomas reportedly will start for Cardinals vs. 49ers, replacing Ryan Lindley

Ryan Lindley wasn’t the sole reason the Arizona Cardinals got blown out by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Far from it. Arizona’s offensive line didn’t give him much time to throw or open holes for the team’s running backs (who rushed for 29 yards), and the Cardinals’ defense couldn’t contain Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson […]

Pistons waive Josh Smith, though they’ll still have to pay him millions

The Detroit Pistons on Monday waived veteran forward Josh Smith, their highest-paid player who had two years left on a contract he signed after the 2012-13 season. The Pistons will have to pay Smith the $26 million that left on his contract and also will take the salary cap hit. “Our team has not performed […]

You have to see the new, um, flattering statue of Cristiano Ronaldo

A 10-foot statue of the great Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled Sunday in Madeira, Portugal, where the soccer player grew up, and, well, it’s generating a lot of buzz. For one thing, the statue is part of his personal CR7 museum, which houses things such as his Ballon D’Or awards. And, besides, it’s an impressive achievement […]

Watch LeBron James Jr. show off some of his dad’s best moves

LeBron James will turn 30 next week, a fitting time to start thinking about who will be the next LeBron James. Conveniently, it may just be LeBron James Jr. That’s an easy name to remember. The 9-year-old, known to his proud papa as Bronny, has been tearing up kids’ league games since he was 4 […]

Miami Beach Bowl preview: Memphis looks for rare postseason win against BYU

Hey look, college football played at a baseball stadium on a Monday afternoon! What’s not to love? Memphis and Brigham Young meet up in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl at 2 p.m. EST on ESPN. Here are a few story lines to follow from the game, which will be played at Marlins Park in Miami. […]

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