NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets mascot attends GOP rally without team’s consent

Even team mascots have rules to abide by. And Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, may learn that lesson the hard way after attending a Colorado GOP rally on Monday without permission. Rocky failed to inform the team about his appearance, and the Nuggets “want to be apolitical,” according to marketing manager Graham Wincott (via the Denver […]

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Media Day

Mike Leach on texting: That’s how the world ends

Washington State head coach Mike Leach—with his strong opinions and old-school approach to everyday life—has a long history of delivering legendary quotes to the public. And on Monday, the Spokesman-Review’s Jacob Thorpe won the day by asking Leach about the future of dating with technology. Because the answer that Leach produced was Internet gold. Mike Leach on technology and […]

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Five things we learned from Packers-Bears

Coming off an ugly showing against the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers went into Chicago hoping to avoid two straight division losses. It was a close game in the first half—the Bears were inches short of a touchdown in the closing seconds and only trailed by four points. The Packers responded by outscoring the Bears […]

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams

Report: Cowboys fear CB Morris Claiborne has torn ACL

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne has been featured in the news a lot this past week. He was ripped for storming out of the team’s Valley Ranch training facility last Tuesday after being told he was to be demoted and would lose his starting job. He then returned, refocused and seemed to get back on track […]

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers

Five things we learned from Steelers-Buccaneers

The Pittsburgh Steelers—a week removed from demolishing the Carolina Panthers—struggled to put away the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the end, they couldn’t emerge as victors, and this loss left plenty of questions about the level of play this Steelers team is capable of as they try to speed up the retooling process and return to the […]

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Watch: Jeremy Maclin makes amazing one-handed diving catch

Jeremy Maclin did the unthinkable on third-and-14 to keep a Philadelphia Eagles’ fourth-quarter drive alive during their Week 4 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. With the Eagles trailing 26-21 and just under four minutes remaining in the game, Maclin stretched out for a pass along the sidelines and made a spectacular one-handed grab with […]

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Watch: Philip Rivers connects with Eddie Royal on 47-yard touchdown pass

The San Diego Chargers regained an early lead against the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road thanks to a 47-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Philip Rivers to wideout Eddie Royal in the second quarter. Royal got lost behind the defense and there was nothing the Jags could do to slow him down once the football was […]

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Watch: Cortland Finnegan returns fumble 50 yards for a touchdown

Miami Dolphins’ cornerback Cortland Finnegan added insult to injury during his team’s dominance of the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium in London. A low snap got away from backup quarterback Matt McGloin, in for injured starter Derek Carr, and Finnegan scooped up the fumble and took off down the field for a 50-yard touchdown return. […]

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens

Watch: Steve Smith scores against Panthers in unusual fashion

After 13 successful seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Steve Smith Sr. signed on with the Baltimore Ravens this March in order to add veteran presence to their passing game. The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver individually hyped up his new team’s encounter with his old club this Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. He didn’t waste time backing […]

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Video: Ohio State assistant coach bodyslams fan that ran onto field

One particular fan learned the hard way about running onto the field when Ohio State assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel is around. In Saturday night’s game against Cincinnati, a fan ran onto the field, and Schlegel literally bodyslammed him. Here’s an excellent close-up of the bodyslam (via Adam Cairns, @

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Three European clubs that were previously struggling but are now contenders

Everyone loves an underdog, and there are several in the top European football leagues. While it’s early in their club campaigns, there are a few teams that are confounding the pundits and playing football at a high level. Let’s give these teams some love and take a closer look at them. Southampton FC Here is […]

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Video: Jimbo Fisher yells at Jameis Winston after interception

Florida State survived what would have been an upset of massive proportions in Saturday’s game against North Carolina State. The Seminoles defended their No. 1 ranking and held on to win, 56-41, but it was a bit closer than head coach Jimbo Fisher probably would have liked. And on one particular play, midway through the […]

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Video: UMass video board suddenly collapses

There was so little defense played in Saturday’s Bowling Green-UMass game that the video board collapsed. In a shootout which featured over 1,000 total yards before the fourth quarter even began, if you were looking for defense, you were watching the wrong game. And maybe that’s why the video board just couldn’t take it anymore. […]

NFL: Preseason-Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers

10 NFL rookies on the verge of seizing starting jobs from veterans

There’s a reason so much ink, breath and bandwidth is used to predict how the NFL draft will play out each year. These players aren’t chosen to watch and learn. In a league that prides itself on parity, even the worst teams believe that the future is now, and they need these rookies to make them better right […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers

Season-ending MLB games with postseason implications

The old axiom in baseball states that it’s the successes over the long haul that determines the best teams—not the short sprints. But when fall arrives, those that can carry momentum through short series and get hot at the right time often prevail. Two division races remain in doubt, while the locations of both Wild […]

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Larry Donnell catches three touchdown passes in first half vs. Redskins

It seems Larry Donnell has silenced any doubt the New York Giants had a viable tight end on their roster. In four short weeks, the former Grambling State Tiger has gone from a nobody on the Giants’ 53-man roster to the go-to guy in the passing attack, culminating in a spectacular three-score first half against […]

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Watch: Bill Belichick talks to Mark Wahlberg and identifies him in unique way

Mark Wahlberg was born and raised in Boston and is well-known in the New England area. But Patriots head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t really know who he is. Wahlberg was recently invited to watch the Raiders-Patriots game from owner Bob Kraft’s suite. And before the Week 3 matchup kicked off, he ventured down to the field […]

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints

Five shocking upsets that could happen in Week 4

Week 4 will confirm or confuse our notions about which NFL teams can be trusted to handle business as favorites against ostensibly lesser competition. Here are five underdogs that could, very well, win straight up in Week 4. Chicago Bears (+1.5) vs. Green Bay Packers Jay Cutler is feeling extremely confident in his receivers right […]

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Five NFL players trending upwards with rising stocks heading into Week 4

The 2014 NFL season is still young, but heading into the fourth week of action, there are a number of players outperforming early expectations. As a result, their respective teams are reaping the benefits with a vital boost through the early part of their schedules. Let’s take a look at five players with rapidly-rising stocks. […]

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees approves of reduction in Roger Goodell’s power

Saints QB Drew Brees has long been critical of Roger Goodell’s decision making and the punishments he’s handed down—especially regarding how he handled the bounty scandal in 2012. So when there was talk of the league’s new personal conduct policy reducing some of Goodell’s power, Brees weighed in about the possibility on Wednesday during a news […]

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Miami

Phil Jackson: No one trained harder than Kobe Bryant—not even Michael Jordan

Not many people know Los Angeles Lakers G Kobe Bryant like his former head coach Phil Jackson does. After establishing a dynasty and winning multiple rings with the Lakers after the turn of the century, it’s clear he knows Bryant inside and out. And he had some high praise about the Lakers star, in an interview […]

MLB: Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals

Seven players vital to their team’s postseason hopes

While a collection of talent is needed for a team to succeed over the course of a long regular season, one player can most certainly tilt the momentum in his club’s favor when it comes to playoff positioning. Most of the 10 available postseason slots have been filled with less than a week to play. […]

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