NFL: Preseason-Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles

5 things we learned from Steelers-Eagles

After the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team’s readiness for the regular season is questionable. Their listless performance a day after two key cogs were arrested led to a longer-than-usual appearance by the starting units and uncovered some potentially serious issues. Here’s what we learned from Thursday night’s game. Penalty problems […]

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10 greatest NFL announcers of all-time

There have been many great sports announcers calling games in stadiums across the country since the NFL’s inception almost a century ago. We’ve narrowed the field down in search of the 10 best and also ranked them for your viewing pleasure. 10. Charlie Jones Back in the ’80s, Dick Enberg was NBC’s top football broadcaster. […]

NFL: Annual Meetings

Dean Blandino: Number of penalties will decrease in regular season

There’s been a lot of buzz from fans and analysts alike about NFL preseason games being taken over by strict officiating. And the numbers back up this claim. On average, there have been 23.1 penalties called per game during the preseason thus far, a significant increase from last season’s 14. But NFL vice president of […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros

Stock report: Hottest MLB hitters right now

If hitting a baseball is the most difficult thing to do in sports, then the players that perform this skill well over an elongated period of time deserve added recognition. A majority of the ten hot hitters that make up this list have been catalysts during their respective teams’ success. The others are simply outliers on clubs struggling through rough […]

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Six overlooked NFL teams that could be contenders in 2014

There is no league in which parity is more prevalent than in the NFL. Preseason predictions are often rendered useless by Week 6 with many popular favorites crippled by injuries or poor execution on the gridiron. The top Super Bowl picks this year are clear: Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and New England […]

NFL: Dallas Cowboys-Minicamp

Jerry Jones: Seattle Seahawks are to blame for increase in penalties

The 2013 Seattle Seahawks put together a tremendous season which ended with a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. But the team has since been scrutinized because of their physical, “grabby” play in the secondary. In fact, they’ve been called for 21 penalties in their first two preseason games already. And various entities around the league […]

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Video: Antonio Brown took batting practice at PNC Park

Steelers WR Antonio Brown is coming off a career year in which he hauled in 110 catches for 1,499 yards. He’s now the team’s clear No. 1 wide receiver, and is primed for another big season as a dominant playmaker. So he decided to give baseball a try, and took batting practice with the Pirates […]

NFL: Preseason-New York Jets at New York Giants

NFL Preseason Week 3 Preview: Highlighting Five Must-See Matchups

NFL preseason Week 3 rapidly approaches as football fans and fantasy owners tighten their focus on starting lineups. Typically these are the closest representation of Week 1 regular season to hit the gridiron in August. Let’s take a look at the five games between Thursday and Sunday most worth catching. (All times p.m. ET) New York Giants […]

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Each NFL team’s biggest villain

Athletes are generally revered by fans but they can be disliked, too. While players like Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson tend to elicit positive reviews, other NFLers don’t draw the same sentiments. Whether it’s a spotty history off the field or just actions that paint them in a negative light while on the field, players […]

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Video: Corey Kluber auditions for ‘True Detective’

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber has been seemingly unhittable since the All-Star break. The team’s ace has posted a 0.76 ERA since the Midsummer Classic. But he also possesses another hidden talent that many fans and analysts alike may not know about—acting. Kluber is known for his stoic, all-business demeanor when on the mound, which […]

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Video: Michael Cuddyer hits for the cycle

When Sunday afternoon’s slate of MLB games began, no player had hit for the cycle during the 2014 season. But during the second game of the Reds-Rockies doubleheader, outfielder Michael Cuddyer abruptly ended that streak. In the eighth inning of the game, Cuddyer came to the plate needing just a double to complete the cycle. […]

NFL: Preseason-Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers

5 things we learned from Steelers-Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers played a much scrappier, much more competitive game of football in the 19-16 win against the Buffalo Bills. A lot of young players stepped up once again as the fights for roster spots intensify.  Here’s a look at what we learned from Saturday night’s matchup. No one emerging as favorite in backup […]

NFL: International Series-New England Patriots vs St. Louis Rams

Report: Bon Jovi and Jim Kelly discussed teaming up to buy the Bills

Bon Jovi’s individual attempt to buy the Bills hasn’t gone too well, so he’s now considering teaming up with a former Buffalo QB to increase his chances of landing the winning bid for the team. Bon Jovi and his group of Toronto-based investors reportedly reached out to HOF QB Jim Kelly within the past five […]

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Video: Brandao headbutts Thiago Motta during altercation in tunnel

Thiago Motta was the recipient of a brutal headbutt after Paris Saint-Germain defeated Bastia 2-0 on Saturday. After the match concluded, Brandao waited for the PSG midfielder in the tunnel. He then headbutted Motta, turned around and quickly took off running. Motta and a few other players chased Brandao toward the locker room after the […]

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Video: Nike unveils ‘House of Mamba’ LED basketball court

We may have reached a new level for interactive basketball courts. Nike recently teamed up with AKQA and debuted the world’s first full-sized reactive LED basketball court in Shanghai, China. The court will help athletes train and adds an interactive, engaging element to a normal training session. It mimics drills based on Kobe Bryant’s own […]

Soccer: Friendly-AS Roma vs Manchester United

Did a bird crap in Ashley Young’s mouth?

Manchester United had a tough go on Saturday after losing 2-1 in the team’s home opener at Old Trafford to Swansea City. And adding insult to injury, it looked like a bird pooped in midfielder Ashley Young’s mouth during the match as well. It’s hard to discern whether it was bird poop or spit. But […]

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles

Watch: Cary Williams picks off & jukes Tom Brady during pick-six

Philadelphia Eagles CB Cary Williams called the Patriots “cheaters” earlier in the month, and he came to play in Friday night’s Week 2 preseason matchup. In the first quarter, when TE Steve Maneri turned the wrong way and a pass from QB Tom Brady sailed behind him, Williams was all over it and picked it off. As he took […]

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Video: Best dance moves from the 2013-14 NBA season

The 2013-2014 NBA season featured plenty of exciting highlights and breathtaking moments. It also gave fans many awesome dance moves to enjoy. And now we can watch them over and over. The NBA recently released a highlight video which showcased all the best moves by players and fans alike. Watch and relive the best dance […]

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Video: Minor league pitcher gets videobombed by fake knockout punch

When El Paso Chihuahuas pitcher Chris Smith first began his interview with a reporter, everything seemed normal. But he never could have predicted the events that would go on behind him as more time passed. Midway through the interview, pitching coach Mike Cather was standing behind him in the middle of the shot. It was the […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees

Eight hottest MLB pitchers right now

If you still don’t believe that the era of unbridled pitching prowess is upon us, here is one fact—among the many—to potentially sway you. Currently, there are 21 pitchers who have ERAs lower than 3.00. Rewind back only seven years, and the 2007 campaign saw just one finish below that mark. The list of outstanding pitchers today […]

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Watch: Blue Jays fans mock Fernando Rodney’s arrow-shooting gesture

It’s no secret that Fernando Rodney’s signature ‘bow and arrow’ celebration is one of the most annoying routines in all of baseball. Most teams don’t enjoy seeing him shoot an imaginary arrow toward the sky when he closes out a game and records a save. And apparently, fans don’t like it all that much either. A group of Toronto Blue […]

NFL: Preseason - Peyton Manning

NFL Preseason Week 2 Preview: Highlighting Five Must-See Matchups

The first week of preseason games is in the books and NFL teams are set to open up their playbooks a bit in Week 2. First-team players will see more playing time, and starting roles will start to become clearer as the regular season draws near. With that in mind, let’s take a look at […]

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