Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis contemplated killing one of his former managers after losing millions of dollars in various investments, helping to wipe out part of his NFL fortune. In a story published by Sports Illustrated, Portis recounted a night four years ago in which he sat in a car outside a building, holding a gun and awaiting one of the managers he felt had ruined him financially. Portis had made $43.1 million in his nine-year NFL career, but most of it had either been spent or lost through investments or, one suit claimed, bank withdrawals without his consent. An anonymous friend, a television producer who had been trained as a family therapist, talked him out
The Chicago Cubs have cut ties with disgruntled veteran catcher Miguel Montero. Montero was designated for assignment Wednesday, one day after he was critical of Jake Arrieta and the pitching staff for their inability to hold runners. The Nationals stole a franchise-record seven bases Tuesday night in their 6-1 victory over the Cubs. A source confirmed Montero is off the roster. "I understand the business," Montero said after learning of the Cubs' decision. "I hope they take off and do well now that I'm gone." Montero said he was contacted last night by team officials after expressing his frustration, then called Arrieta to apologize shortly before President Theo Epstein informed him the team
On the 20th anniversary of "The Bite Fight," Yahoo Sports Stadium presents a comical take on one of the most unbelievable moments in modern sports history.