NFL: Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton says he feels for Greg Hardy

Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List on Wednesday and is currently deactivated until his pending domestic violence case concludes. But QB Cam Newton recently said it hasn’t distracted or affected the team thus far (via ESPN.com). “Distraction? I wouldn’t say it’s much of a distraction,” Newton said. “You kind of, you […]

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White House urges NFL to crack down on domestic violence

After a long, eventful week in the NFL news world—which, unfortunately featured more domestic violence-related stories rather than the action taking place on the field—fans were hoping Friday would be light on the DV news front. But that wasn’t the case. The White House reportedly decided to weigh in about the league’s domestic violence issue early Friday […]

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Watch: Falcons fan grabs boyfriend’s crotch after exciting first down

One particular Atlanta Falcons fan took celebrating to a new extreme after her team converted on third down. Faced with a 3rd-and-10 situation against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football, leading 28-0, QB Matt Ryan hit WR Julio Jones for a big 20-yard gain to move the chains. And one female fan grabbed […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels

Angels clinch AL West title and celebrate in style

After five innings of play in Wednesday night’s late games, it didn’t look like the Angels were going to clinch the AL West division title—at least not yet. The team was tied with the Mariners, 0-0, and the Athletics led the Rangers 1-0 with Jeff Samardzija pitching a gem. But that’s why we play nine […]

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Listen: Interview with Ken Burns on 20th anniversary of ‘Baseball’

“It is played everywhere. In parks and playground and prison yards. In back alleys and farmers fields. By small children and by old men. By raw amateurs and millionaire professionals…It follows the seasons, beginning each year with the fond expectancy of springtime and ending with the hard facts of autumn…It is a haunted game, where […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays

Brandon McCarthy pitches immaculate inning (video)

New York Yankees P Brandon McCarthy etched his name into the record books on Wednesday night. He pitched an immaculate inning in the seventh frame of the team’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays—striking out the side in just nine pitches. Wil Myers, Nick Franklin and Matt Joyce all fell victim to a great sequence […]

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Report: Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence

As if all the hysteria surrounding the NFL and domestic violence hasn’t already been difficult enough to consume in such a short period of time, it appears another athlete has joined what is becoming a long list of NFL players arrested for domestic violence.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants

NL West race is another exciting chapter in Dodgers-Giants rivalry

The Yankees and Red Sox may claim to be baseball’s best rivalry…but don’t tell that to those who live on the West Coast. The Dodgers and Giants have been settling their differences on the diamond for 125 years. It’s a battle that, ironically, originated on the East Coast (New York City, to be specific). Los Angeles and San Francisco […]

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams

Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list, out indefinitely

The Minnesota Vikings have just placed RB Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list. He will be required to stay away from all team activities and the team’s facility for an indefinite period of time. Here is the team’s official statement (via its website), from Zygi and Mark Wilf. We are always focused on trying […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles

Watch: Baltimore Orioles celebrate with pies, champagne and laughter

Birdland was rocking on Tuesday night after the Baltimore Orioles clinched their first AL East title since 1997 with an 8-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. In case you missed the action, here’s a roundup of the greatest moments from fans and players alike during the celebration. The fans in attendance loved every second […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Watch: Washington Nationals celebrate, pop champagne and dance in clubhouse

The Washington Nationals clinched their second NL East title in three years on Tuesday night after defeating their division rivals in Atlanta, 3-0. And they celebrated like bosses do. “We’re NL East champs?” “We’re NL East champs.” “Should we jump up and down?” “YEAH!” http://t.co/fh0pZesPef — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs)

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

How Buffalo Bills can maintain first place in AFC East

With a 29-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills improved to 2-0 and now sit atop the AFC East. With two solid wins under their belt, the Bills have opened up the season remarkably well and face an important test in Week Three against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. If […]

NFL: Hall of Fame Game-New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills

Preliminary 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot announced

The preliminary ballot for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was recently announced via an official statement published on ProFootballHof.com.  The list of Modern-Era nominees is comprised of 99 players and 14 coaches, from which no more than five will be inducted into the HOF. The rookie class is loaded with big-name players, many […]

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Photo: Bryce Harper sports fireman’s hat during NL East title celebration

A typical postgame playoff clinching celebration involves champagne, beer, and players wearing goggles while letting loose in the clubhouse. That was certainly the case on Tuesday night, when the Washington Nationals locked up the NL East by beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, at Turner Field for the club’s second division title in three years. Bryce Harper […]

NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans

Nike pulls Adrian Peterson merchandise from shelves in Twin Cities stores

This week just keeps getting worse and worse for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. After he began to lose some support from the public yesterday when more allegations surfaced and another picture was released—showing a different four-year-old son with a scarred head—his biggest sponsor, Nike, is now taking action. An eye-opening development: Nike stores in Twin Cities […]

NFL: New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings

Report card grades for every NFL team after Week 2

The value of the backup quarterback became apparent in Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season. The Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams all won with backup signal callers. The Redskins and Cardinals woke up Sunday morning not knowing they would have to call on Kirk Cousins and Drew Stanton. In Week 2, […]

NFL: New York Jets at Green Bay Packers

Five things we learned from Jets-Packers

Avoiding a 0-2 start was crucial for the Green Bay Packers. Things looked bleak early—Aaron Rodgers turned the ball over to give the New York Jets an early lead and Green Bay trailed 21-3 midway through the second quarter. Rodgers and the Packers responded by outscoring New York 28-3 in the final 36 minutes. Let’s […]

NFL: Dallas Cowboys-Minicamp

Jerry Jones: ‘Roger Goodell has 100 percent support from owners’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is currently facing a lot of scrutiny for how he handled the Ray Rice elevator incident. After initially saying the league office never received a copy of the video tape which showed the former Ravens RB assaulting his then-fiancee, the Associated Press recently

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