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Craig Sager has been diagnosed with leukemia, sidelined from NBA playoffs
The worst loss of the 2014 NBA playoffs has already occurred. Craig Sager, the NBA sideline reporter whose outlandish wardrobe and affable demeanor conceal a ferocious work ethic, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. Sager, who is 62, begins...
4/18/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


The New York Yankees just turned in the season's first triple play
The game is still in progress, but we must alert you that the New York Yankees just executed the first triple play of the 2014 MLB season. With two runners on base and nobody out in the second inning of a Yankees-Rays game at Tropicana Field, Yangervis...
4/17/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Playoff implications for Wednesday, the final night of the NBA regular season
Tonight is the final night of the NBA regular season, and all 30 teams are playing. If you're anything like me, you'll be flipping channels the whole night between ESPN and your local Comcast SportsNet affiliate, and constantly checking the...
4/16/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday: Which games streaming are online for free
The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday night, and NBC is streaming NHL playoff games online for free! But not many of them. In fact, out of the 56 possible first round NHL playoff games, NBC will only livestream 6 of them. And of those, 3 of them are...
4/15/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Michael Phelps comes out of retirement, will return to competitive swimming
The athlete with the most Olympic medals in history is dipping his toes back in the pool for more. Michael Phelps, the four-time Olympian with 22 medals, has announced the he is coming out of retirement to compete again. Phelps is entering three...
4/14/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Hernandez' buddies indicted with murder, which just makes it worse for Aaron Hernandez
The Bristol county district attorney indicted the "two other guys" in the Aaron Hernandez murder case, but that is not good news for Aaron Hernandez. Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, alleged accessories to the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd,...
4/11/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Colin Kaepernick under investigation in connection with alleged 'suspicious incident'
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players find themselves named in a Miami police department report and splashed all over the front page of TMZ today. Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks...
4/10/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


JoeKukura commented on Breaking: Potential buyers of Oakland A's include Golden State Warriors owner
KL I was not aware of that East Bay Express article from December and it's some deep information. Kawakami was very snippy with them on his Twitter yesterday!
4/9/14 | Reply | Respect | Read post


Houston Astros game earns a 0.0 in the Nielsen ratings
The Nielsen TV ratings were less-than astronomical for a recent Houston Astros game. When the Astros played the Los Angeles Angels on Monday at Minute Maid Park in Houston, the game registered a 0.0 in the Nielsen ratings. This is a baseball team in a...
4/9/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Breaking: Potential buyers of Oakland A's include Golden State Warriors owner
Blockbuster news out of Oakland today, especially if you're an Oakland A's fan who hopes the team remains in Oakland but under different ownership. The blockbuster news is really just six measly tweets. But they are six tweets from the...
4/8/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Nate Burleson is off to the Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns have caught another one in free agency. Free agent wide receiver Nate Burleson, formerly of the Seahawks, Vikings and Lions, signed a one-year deal with the Browns. Realize that when I say "free agent wide receiver Nate...
4/7/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Springsteen, The Killers, fun., Tim McGraw, and more streaming free March Madness concerts
The Final Four in Dallas this weekend will have a little bit of an SXSW in Austin feel. The NCAA has brought in 11 of the biggest names in pop music for a series of free concerts to tide fans over until the Final Four games on Saturday and the NCAA...
4/4/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Hello, Cleveland? Cavaliers contending for eighth seed in East, possible first-round LeBron showdown
Wait, the Cleveland Cavaliers are only two games out of the Eastern Conference playoff race with two weeks still left to play? And the current eighth seed New York Knicks face only playoff teams for the remaining regular season, while the Cavs have...
4/3/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Titanfall: Tennessee will release Chris Johnson, 'the RB formerly known as CJ2K'
Good news for NFL fans whose teams have been reduced to 'running back by committee'. Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson will be available to your team's committee within the week, according to a report from the NFL Network. ...
4/2/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Audio Interview: Donald Trump in discussions to buy the Buffalo Bills
This is not an April Fool's joke -- though April 1 is the seven-year anniversary of the day that Donald Trump shaved Vince McMahon's head at Wrestlemania XXIII. In all seriousness, people -- real estate mogul, reality TV star, one-time...
4/1/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Padres ballgirl makes leaping grab for best catch of Opening Day
The smell of the grass and the crack of the bat are back with Opening Day of America's Pastime! During a routine fall ball in last night's Padres-Dodgers opener, a Padres ball girl leaps into the stands to make an impressive catch that would...
3/31/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Maurice Jones-Drew draws 3-year contract from the Raiders
Hold on to your hyphens, Raiders fans. Oakland has officially signed former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Reports first surfaced late Thursday night, Jones-Drew had a physical Friday morning and signed his Raiders contract...
3/28/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


RIP Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 1918-2014
Sad news hits the NFL Annual Meeting today, with the announcement that Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has passed away in his home. Wilson was the oldest and most tenured of any NFL team owner, having run the Bills since 1960 when the AFL was...
3/25/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Your full and complete 2014 compensatory NFL draft picks roundup
We interrupt your NFL Draft daydreaming to announce that 13 teams have been awarded extra picks in the 2014 draft. Compensatory picks are the NFL Draft equivalent of Leap Day -- the picks are just added on to the normal draft order. That means some...
3/24/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


New York Jets release Mark Sanchez, then sign Michael Vick
The New York Jets will continue their proud tradition of insisting on a quarterback controversy every year. At roughly 6:30 p.m. ET Friday, the Jets announced that they'd released quarterback Mark Sanchez. Ten minutes later, the Jets announced that...
3/24/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


New York Jets release Mark Sanchez, then sign Michael Vick
The New York Jets will continue their proud tradition of insisting on a quarterback controversy every year. At roughly 6:30 p.m. ET Friday, the Jets announced that they'd released quarterback Mark Sanchez. Ten minutes later, the Jets announced that...
3/21/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


How to game the system and watch more March Madness online without a cable subscription
March Madness is already streaming online. If you go to NCAA March Madness Live, you can stream any of the games -- but only if you have an active and valid cable TV subscription to log in with. If you don't have a cable TV subscription, the only...
3/20/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Darren Rovell explains why you should not fill out an NCAA Bracket
As we ponder the difficult picks while filling out our NCAA brackets, here's some sage advice -- don't bother. After all, you will enjoy the tournament more if you don't have a bracket. That's the viewpoint of Darren Rovell, sports...
3/18/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Fill out your NCAA bracket with Nate Silver's amazing new stats tool
Renowned statistics and probability geek Nate Silver launched his new blog today. It is perhaps no accident that the blog launched the day after the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets were announced -- as millions of...
3/17/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


Oh, this won't be controversial: LeBron does an Obamacare ad
With only 17 days left to enroll for the Affordable Care Act coverage better known as "Obamacare", insurers are on a full-court press to get as many people registered as possible. The NBA's greatest power forward is helping power...
3/14/14 | Comment | Respect | Share


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