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8 Biggest Surprises in MLB a Quarter into the Season

Now that we have reached the quarter point of the 2015 MLB season, there are a lot of things we can take away from the action that’s already happened around the diamond. Perennial last place teams are in contention for a playoff spot, while a few pitchers have exceeded any previously set expectations. Meanwhile, a certain third baseman in Kansas City is finally living up to the...
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Red Sox’s Frustration Becoming Obvious As Boston Remains Stuck In Mud

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — One team can only underachieve for so long before it must look itself in the mirror. The Red Sox fell to four games under .500 (19-23) on Friday with a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The defeat moved Boston one step closer to reaching its collective boiling point, although the club is striving...
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Rick Porcello Shoulders Blame For Red Sox’s Frustrating Loss To Angels

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — On Friday, it was Rick Porcello’s turn. Exactly one week after Red Sox manager John Farrell shouldered the blame for a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, Porcello stood in front of reporters in Boston’s clubhouse and took the heat for a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. “I...
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The Magnificent Seven: Game 2 Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

A split was what they needed, but the Cavaliers doubled down on their work in Atlanta to take a 2-0 series lead. They did it with LeBron James leading the attack as always. Without Kyrie Irving, they connected on 12 three pointers, running away with it in the third quarter and putting the Hawks on life support by virtue of their 94-82 victory. With Kyrie Irving’s knee tendinitis...
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Cavs beat Hawks without Kyrie Irving, take 2-0 lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio. The Cavaliers made it a blowout with a dominating third quarter. James scored 11 points, the Hawks shot just 32 percent (7 of...
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Slava Fetisov wants to prevent young Russians from playing in the NHL

Are young Russian hockey players going to be restricted from playing in the NHL? That’s the hope of former Detroit Red Wings skater Slava Fetisov who aims to ban young hockey players from joining the NHL until they’re 28. Fetisov currently serves as a Senator in Russia and hopes a new federal law will be put in place to keep young hockey stars in Russia. The report, as seen...
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Roger Staubach Compares Current Cowboys to the 1990’s Version

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach was in attendance at a charity flag football event with other former Cowboys greats when he spoke about the team’s successful 2014 season. Hardly containing his excitement, the Hall of Fame quarterback had a pretty interesting comparison to draw between this team and older versions of the Cowboys (via team’s official website)...
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John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

The All-NBA teams were announced on Thursday and they included names you would expect to see like Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. Among those absent was John Wall, who had a message for voters. More Motivation…Keep Sleeping !! — John Wall (@JohnWall) May 21, 2015 Harden and Curry were absolutely deserving of the...Read More
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Dolphins teammate on Dion Jordan: It’s a bad situation

Earlier this offseason, the NFL announced that it had suspended Miami Dolphins pass rusher Dion Jordan for the entire 2015 season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. That announcement came as the Dolphins were reportedly involved in trade discussions surrounding the enigmatic former No. 3 overall pick. To say that Jordan’s early-NFL career hasn’t...
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Western Conference Finals up on ESPN

Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Rockets drew a 5.6 overnight for ESPN, up 47% from Game 2 of ESPN’s last Western Conference Finals, Spurs-Grizzlies in 2013. It was also up 27% from TNT’s broadcast of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and Thunder last season. The game pulled in a 15.9 rating in both the San Francisco and...
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Yankees game 42 lineup: 5/22/15

The Yankees are in desperate need for some home cooking after an awful road trip as they welcome in the Texas Rangers for a Memorial Day Weekend series. Slade Heathcott will make his “real” MLB debut tonight in CF after he pinch ran late in Wednesday’s game in DC. Michael Pineda starts against Colby Lewis. Check out our full game preview here. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee...
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Michigan State Beats Out Notre Dame, Oregon To Land Commitment From 2016 S Kenney Lyke

Kenney Lyke, a three-star safety in the class of 2016, has committed to Michigan State.  The 6-foot-2, 182-pound defensive back, out of Palatine, Ill., is ranked the No. 37 player at his position by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Lyke chose the Spartans over Notre Dame, Baylor and Oregon, among other programs.  Fremd three-star DB Kenney Lyke announces he’ll attend Michigan...
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What are the Dodgers to do without Hyun-Jin Ryu?

The Dodgers were and still are clear favorites to win the NL West division. But the path to that destination just got a lot more difficult. Hyun-Jin Ryu just had shoulder surgery that will side-line him for the remainder of the season. The Dodgers still have a dominating top of the rotation with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke but without hope for Ryu’s return, the drop-off from...
Via The Outside Corner
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Jonathan Lucroy wouldn’t be a great fit for the Atlanta Braves

In this week’s fantastic Inside Baseball column by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he revealed an interesting little nugget – the Atlanta Braves had asked the Milwaukee Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, but were rebuffed. Atlanta inquired about the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy but were told he is unavailable Lucroy, who turns 29 in June, is one of the best catchers in baseball...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Re-evaluating all 30 MLB teams at the quarter mark

Baseball season is taking its true shape. So which teams in the MLB are either meeting or falling short of the mark thus far? Or somewhere between. The post Re-evaluating All 30 MLB Teams At The Quarter Mark, Ranked appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Hundreds of former NFL players have filed another lawsuit alleging that doctors, trainers and medical staffs from all 32 NFL teams pumped players full of painkillers to keep them on the field without taking their long-term health into consideration. A similar lawsuit that was filed last year around this time was dismissed in December after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Friday that point guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround for Friday’s Game 2 versus the Atlanta Hawks in order to get further tests on his injured left knee. The team listed his availability for Friday night’s game as questionable. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is hearing that the Cavs are ordering an MRI on his knee to find out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry zings media over deadlines amid controversy with daughter

Basking in the afterglow of a thrilling 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry were in a jovial mood. The frivolity of the environment allowed the comedy duo to razz the media over the swirling and arguably silly controversy surrounding how Curry...Read More The post Stephen Curry zings media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates promotion features sexual donuts!

This is just about the best giveaway I can ever remember seeing from a sports team.  On their Instagram page, the Pittsburgh Pirates were advertising a local Dunkin Donuts offering free Pirates tickets and… AND!!!… a “sexual Pirates donut.” Yes, sexual Pirates donuts. The post was taken down, but here’s a screenshot. I’m trying to figure this out. Is this a Siri fail...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry

Figuring out how to stop Stephen Curry when his offensive game is humming and his jump shot is clicking is like trying to unravel a mystery wrapped inside a conundrum knotted up in an enigma. Kobe Bryant, a mere spectator to the NBA Playoffs — as the Los Angeles Lakers have been the past two...Read More The post Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry appeared...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

Legendary former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant recently joined Twitter and the primary reason was to promote his incredible garage sale — the 11th one — where he is selling off loads of NFL memorabilia he accumulated throughout his storied career. While a relative Twitter neophyte, Grant apparently has become so social media savvy...Read More The post Bud Grant, promoting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly: There is no doubt Tom Brady cheated

Leave it to a Hall of Fame quarterback to put Tom Brady’s role in Deflategate into proper perspective. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly joined “We Need to Talk” on CBS Sports and said there was “no doubt” Brady cheated. “Oh, there’s no doubt,” Kelly said. “There’s no way that an equipment manager in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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