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  • Ben Roethlisberger asks Tom Brady for his jersey and I threw up in my mouth a little

    It hurts when our heroes let us down. It just makes you feel empty inside. The video you are about to see of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might do that to you. Inside the NFL on Showtime had New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wired up during the Steelers and Patriots and before the game the cameras caught this. Cue the Nancy Kerrigan voice. Whyyy? Of all the players Roethlisberger could want a jersey from, why does it have to be Brady? Was Vontaze Burfict not available? This whole new tradition of midfield post-game jersey swap is fine on some level, but Big Ben crossed a line. The only way Roethlisberger can make this up to his fans is to come back healthy and lead

    Steelers Wire
  • The Sixers’ national anthem fiasco is an embarrassment for the franchise and the NBA

    The Sixers like to point to their forward-thinking nature as a point of pride; they sing this tune with each new business venture they dip into, from eSports to their partnership with Stub Hub. Last night leads one to question whether they feel the same about how they grapple with issues facing the black community. We’re not breaking any news here -- singer Sevyn Streeter took to Twitter last night to relay a story about how she was all set to sing the anthem in front of a packed house in South Philadelphia. She was turned away by the organization when they spotted her wearing a jersey touting a simple message: “We Matter”. After catching some heat for the decision, the organization passively

    Liberty Ballers
  • Six more Olympic medalists stripped in Beijing 2008 retests

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee announced the decisions in the latest sanctions imposed on athletes whose stored samples came back positive after being retested with improved methods. Four athletes were stripped of silver medals and two of bronze medals in weightlifting, wrestling and women’s steeplechase. All six athletes come from former Soviet countries — Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan — and all tested positive for steroids. The IOC stores doping samples for 10 years

  • Don't panic, fantasy hockey owners!

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski offers early fantasy hockey advice including a Maple Leafs forward to grab off the waiver wire and a goalie to ship out while the going is good.

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  • Rumor Roundup: Goldberg HoF, McMahon/Trump, Hardy/TNA, Paige

    Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill. Important reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact, it's just circulating around the pro wrestling rumor mill. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt. Rumors for the Day: Goldberg is expected to headline the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2017. Vince McMahon reportedly told current talent (and any former employees who asked him) to not respond to media inquiries about WWE Hall of Famer and

    Cageside Seats
  • Here is the one trade every NFL team should make before the Nov. 1 deadline

    The NFL trade deadline is less than a week away -- 4 p.m. ET on Nov. 1 to be precise. The expectations are, as usual, that things will be quiet on the trade front. But what if every NFL team was required to acquire at least one player? Who would they go after? That's what we're here to figure out. First, some ground rules: Only players that could reasonably be considered "potentially available" are allowed as targets. What does that mean? If a player has been mentioned in trade rumors; is a quality performer in limited snaps but blocked by players he'll likely never surpass in the rotation; had his role usurped by someone else on his team; or is a veteran on a squad that's going nowhere and carries

    CBS Sports
  • Denny Hamlin's secret weapon?

    "Finally he was able to catch his breath enough to key the mic and say 'I'm hurt.' That's all we got out of him," says Lambert. In the driver's seat – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin claimed his first career Daytona 500 win in February 2016. In the driver's seat – Hamlin's crew chief is Michael Wheeler, pictured left. "We worry about safety more than performance and durability," says Wheeler. In the driver's seat – "What I love about racing really is the competition of it," says Hamlin. Pictured here he celebrates his win at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 with a burnout in August 2016. In the driver's seat – "We have some of the greatest athletes in the world that have come to

  • The 15 Best-Dressed Ballers in the NBA

    In honor of the start of a new NBA season tonight, we're rounding up the best dressed basketball players in the game right now. Though some fashion-forward athletes like Kobe Bryant and Amar'e Stoudemire have recently hung up their jerseys, the are plenty

    Harper's Bazaar
  • NBA's Morris Twins -- Sued For Alleged Basketball Court Beatdown

    Marcus and Markieff Morris have been sued by a man who claims the NBA star twin brothers beat him to a bloody pulp during a 2015 incident ... and now he's messed up physically and emotionally.  The man behind the lawsuit is Erik Hood -- who says he went to a youth basketball game in Phoenix in January 2015 because he's friends with one of the coaches ... only to be attacked by the Morris brothers after the game.  In the suit, filed by David Gammill of Geragos & Geragos, Hood says the Morris bros -- along with 3 other men -- had "formulated a joint plan to attack" ... and then executed it after the game.  Hood says one of the men said to him, "(expletive), you know what time it is" -- and then

  • Did the Minnesota Vikings trade for a notable offensive lineman?

    Fooch’s update: It would appear this is for naught I don’t quite know what to make of this, but Pete Carroll may have said something a bit peculiar during a Wednesday press conference. There was apparently a question about trades, and Carroll said he “say Minnesota made a big move with an offensive lineman.” Here is what one beat writer tweeted about it: It is possible Carroll is BS’ing with the reporters, or he misheard something. I have no real idea, but it is at least something interesting. The Vikings have a need at left tackle, and there have been rumors Joe Staley and Joe Thomas are both on the trade block. Both of their head coaches have denied the rumors, but anything is possible in the

    Niners Nation
  • What rivalry? Cristiano Ronaldo says Lionel Messi is the player he most admires

    Cristiano Ronaldo was asked what player he admires the most. Can you guess who it is? Would it be former Portugal stars Luis Figo or the late, great Eusebio? Maybe it is someone who took him under his wings during his Manchester United days or some Real Madrid midfielder who feeds him with assists. Nope. He picked Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a sit down Q&A he had with Coach Magazine. "There is a big mutual respect between myself and Lionel Messi. The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don't," Ronaldo said. "It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides." The two best players in the world playing for rival clubs, the

    CBS Sports
  • Manny Pacquiao fights next weekend and no one cares

    Next weekend marks what should be a major fight in boxing in 2016 - the in-ring return of future Hall of Fame legend Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao last competed in April defeating sort-of rival Timothy Bradley in what was billed as Pacquiao’s retirement fight. Now, just 7 months later he returns. By all accounts, this should be a big deal. But it’s not. At all. We are currently 8 days away from fight time and the hype is at a complete zero. Manny Pacquiao is fighting, and no one cares. How did we get to this point? Let’s take a look at the various factors contributing to this dud in the making: Pacquiao’s star power has been fading. The last Bradley fight did just 400,000 PPV buys, the same as his

    Bloody Elbow
  • Jose Mourinho says his life in Manchester is a "disaster"

    Jose Mourinho has admitted his frustration at being unable to settle in Manchester, describing his life in the city as a “disaster.” The Manchester United manager, who has a wife and two children in London, is still living out of the Lowry Hotel in the suburb of Salford, four months after he began work at Old Trafford. “You know the history of the paparazzi, for the hotel and the brand that sponsors me, the clothes brand, [it] is amazing because they are there every day," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "Everybody knows the name of the hotel. Everybody knows the last arrivals of that brand. So for them, it is amazing. “For me it's a bit of a disaster because I want sometimes to walk a little bit and

  • Video: Cam Talbot was very angry with T.J. Oshie

    Cam Talbot had another strong game for the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night by stopping 34 of the 35 Washington Capitals shots he faced in a 4-1 win, improving his season save percentage to a robust .927. Along with backstopping the Oilers to their sixth win in seven games to open the season, the team’s best start since a guy by the name of Wayne Gretzky played for them, he was also involved in some rough stuff in the second period when he went old school on Capitals forward T.J. Oshie for charging into his crease and cross-checking him. Talbot’s response (as seen in the video above) was an attempt to feed Oshie his blocker pad. The end result of that exchange was Oshie getting a two-minute

  • Week 8 Start 'Em or Sit 'Em

    Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em is geared toward redraft leagues but can also be used for setting DFS lineups, as these are the players I’ll likely have exposure to on Sunday. As always, the Thursday night game is ignored in this piece due to short shelf life. QUARTERBACK Start of the Week: Russell Wilson at Saints: Wilson is fantasy’s overall QB24 in points per game among quarterbacks who have made at least three starts. Seattle is 28th in points per game (18.5) and 22nd in yards per game (336.7). Wilson has just five touchdown passes through six games and is on pace for a career-low in rushing yards. Ankle and knee injuries have absolutely held him back. A cheap, pieced-together offensive line also isn’t

  • Snap totals point to which tight end the Steelers could release if Ladarius Green is activated

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have a predicament on their hands when the team comes out of the bye week and starts preparing for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. Some might think the predicament is whether Ladarius Green is ready to be activated to the 53-man roster yet, a task they have 21 days to officially do, but the real question is not if, but when, Green is activated, who becomes the odd man out at the tight end position? The current tight end depth chart reads as follows (in no particular order): Jesse James Xavier Grimble David Johnson There is no debate about Jesse James. The 2015 5th round draft pick has been the main man at the tight end position, routinely playing more than 90-percent of

    Behind the Steel Curtain
  • Hassan Whiteside swallowed this shot like a black hole of blocks

    Hassan Whiteside ate a basketball for dinner. What is this!? Whiteside beat that shot to its own apex. That’s wild. Look at this! That’s unbelievable.

    SB Nation
  • Indians face uphill climb against powerful Cubs

    CLEVELAND – Like pigs in the George Orwell novel Animal Farm, not all World Series ties are created equal. That’s the lingering sensation after a dominating win by the Chicago Cubs in Game 2. This 112 th World Series is even at one game apiece, but the underdog Cleveland Indians suddenly appear to be running uphill while wearing snowshoes in their quest to win their first championship since 1948. Injuries have caused Cleveland manager Terry Francona to go with a three-man rotation in this series, and one of those starting pitchers – Trevor Bauer – labored while lasting only 3 2/3 innings while taking the loss in Chicago’s 5-1 win in Game 2 Wednesday night. And now the Indians must head to Chicago

    The Columbus Dispatch
  • Texas Tech should not hire Art Briles

    Kliff Kingsbury’s team has lost their last three games in painful fashion. A one score loss on the road to a team believed inferior, a homecoming embarrassment, and a record setting offensive performance ending in a one score loss that captured Texas Tech in a microcosm. Fans and media as a result have spoken about a head coaching change. The name on many of their keyboards is Art Briles, the former Baylor head coach. This brings up a whole host of issues that I’ll address one at a time. Briles’ tenure at Baylor for all its glory ended poorly, to put it mildly. Art Briles spent two years as an undergraduate at Texas Tech and earned his degree from the school in 1979. In 1999 Briles took his first

    Viva The Matadors
  • Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions unveils 2017 broadcast plans

    A day after Showtime formally announced seven fights featuring talent from boxing manager Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, PBC unveiled plans for a 2017 schedule that features three prime-time cards each on Fox and NBC, 25 shows on Fox Sports 1 and more on ESPN, Spike TV and Bounce TV. The organization “will continue its mission in 2017 of making the sport available to the widest possible audience,” PBC spokesman Tim Smith said in a statement. While specific fights were not mentioned beyond Tuesday’s Showtime list – which includes a welterweight unification bout between unbeaten Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia on March 4 and the Carl Frampton-Leo Santa Cruz featherweight-title rematch Jan. 28 – PBC promised “particular fireworks in the hottest and deepest divisions in the sport at 147, 154 and 126 pounds,” in its statement.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Kuznetsova rolls back years at WTA Finals

    London (CNN)Svetlana Kuznetsova just keeps getting better with age. The oldest player at the WTA Finals at 31 years of age, the Russian, who didn't qualify for the event until Saturday and had to fly 5,000 miles from Moscow to reach Singapore, once again came back from the brink against a younger rival. Having saved a match point in a dramatic victory over defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in her opening match, Kuznetsova dismantled the booming serves of US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 in the white group on Tuesday in Singapore. "From my heart," the ninth-ranked Kuznetsova said in a court-side interview, when asked to explain her resurgence this season. •round-robin format

  • Evaluating Red Sox free agents and non-tender candidates

    One of the prevailing themes for the coming Red Sox offseason seems to be continuity. Even if a legend has played his final game, there’s not a whole lot of turnover facing this Red Sox team, particularly in key roles. The rotation is coming back, as are most of the starting position players, and the closer in Craig Kimbrel. But there are certainly a few potential departures to handle, both in terms of players whose contracts are ending, and those who the Sox might cut loose of their own volition. So let’s see who should be brought back, and who very much should not. Clay Buchholz: Well how the hell are we here? Yes, Clay Buchholz should be brought back. Check that—the Red Sox should pick up

    Over the Monster
  • Maui Invitational’s 2018 field announced

    The 2018 field of the Maui Invitational was announced Wednesday, and it features some of the top programs in the sport. Arizona, Duke, Iowa State, Gonzaga, Illinois, Auburn, Xavier and San Diego State will make up the eight-team field for the tournament that will be played Nov. 19-21, 2018, at the Lahaina Civic Center. “Our fields always showcase the best in college basketball,” tournament chairman Dave Odom said in a release, “and 2018 will be as strong as we’ve ever had.” The 2018 edition of the tournament will also be the first that has eight Division I teams as host Chaminade will compete in the open round during even years going forward and in odd years beginning in 2019 in the championship

  • Tom Brady let me down

    I’ve only cried in public twice. The first time was on Feb. 3, 2008. The tears broke through when Ellis Hobbs fell for the fake inside slant that left Plaxico Burress wide-open for the winning touchdown. The David Tyree catch was shocking, but I was stunned in the same manner as someone who witnessed a horrible accident. That touchdown made it all too real, that I was part of a great wreckage. The second time was on Feb. 5, 2012. The tears were there already, but watching Rob Gronkowski dive for the batted ball after the initial Hail Mary pass at the end led to whimpers. Had Malcolm Butler not picked off Russell Wilson at the 1-yard line three years later, I would have lost all grip on reality.

    SB Nation
  • Rangers among finalists for Gold Glove Awards

    -- Tap here if you're reading on a mobile device. Major League Baseball's awards season is upon us. And some Rangers could be among the honorees in the Gold Glove department. Finalists for the award were announced Thursday, with catcher Jonathan Lucroy, first baseman Mitch Moreland and third baseman Adrian Beltre representing Texas. Lucroy, who joined the Rangers at the trade deadline from Milwaukee, was named a finalist for the National League's catcher award. Beltre seeks his fifth Gold Glove Award at third base, having won four between 2007-2012. Lucroy and Moreland would become first-time Gold Glove winners if awarded this year.