YouTube will soon be on Comcast’s X1 cable boxes

If you are a Comcast customer, and you’ve always wanted to watch YouTube on your TV without having to hook up your computer, now you’re in luck. Comcast plans to launch YouTube on their Xfinity X1 cable boxes later this year, which will make it literally adjacent to TV programming on the app. Comcast is the largest cable provider in the country. Using X1 as you would normally...
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Effectively Wild Episode 1025: Season Preview Series: Giants and Braves

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan follow up on an Andrew Miller discussion and banter about Cubs backlash, then preview the Giants’ 2017 season with Grant Brisbee of SB Nation and the Braves’ 2017 season with Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Audio intro: Richard Thompson, "Backlash Love Affair"Audio interstitial: Banks & Steelz, "Giant"Audio interstitial...
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The Closest Thing to Andrew Miller’s Slider

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Padres’ bullpen. More specifically, it was a post about how the Padres could dismantle their bullpen around the trade deadline. I tucked something in near the bottom, but I don’t know how many of you read that post, so here I want it to stand alone. Sorry for repeating myself, if you knew I was repeating myself. First, to establish what...
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League Pass Games Of The Week: Feb. 27-Mar. 5

The first full week after the All-Star break and trade deadline always brings plenty of intrigue and the dynamics changed again with the news that Kyle Lowry will undergo surgery on his right wrist. Even without Lowry, the Raptors/Wizards home-and-home takes center stage but there are quality contests almost every night of the week. Monday Raptors at Knicks, 7 p.m.: With Joakim...
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NFL Network’s “The Conversation” on protests is a remarkable product for a league network

Athlete activism and the NFL anthem protests in particular have received lots of looks from sports media, but the latest outlet to produce an in-depth documentary on the subject is a surprising one: NFL Network. “The Conversation”, which premiered Sunday night as part of the network’s NFL 360 series (and which will re-air Monday at 9 p.m. Eastern), is an excellent hour-long...
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It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

As the corner turns to March, the spring picks up pace and the sounds of the national pastime begin ringing out again. The waning days of February also bring to a close yet another Black History Month and the reminders and reminiscing the month brings of the works of many great African-Americans throughout the nation’s history. It is at the intersection of these two institutions...
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Report: Steelers make Brown NFL's highest-paid WR

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown have reportedly agreed to terms on a new contract that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. This news comes as no surprise, as it was reported earlier Monday that a deal was already well on its way to being concluded before the new league year. “Antonio is a good guy, a good person,” said Steelers’ President Art Rooney II...
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Dana White hints at Conor McGregor's next opponent

While much of the world is fixated on a potential superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC president Dana White has his doubts.“We’re nowhere. We’re nowhere with it. We’re nowhere,” White recently told TMZ Sports. ” … I expect Conor’s next fight to be in the UFC, in mixed martial arts, and the winner of Khabib (Nurmagomedov) and (Tony) Ferguson...
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MLB considering introducing 'stickier' baseballs

Major League Baseball is considering the possibility of introducing a new ball at some point after the upcoming season, and it may take some getting used to for pitchers.Sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that MLB has tasked Rawlings, its official baseball manufacturer, with designing a ball that has natural tack on the leather. The goal with a naturally “sticky” ball would...
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Draft analyst compares DeShone Kizer to Philip Rivers

The top three quarterback prospects in the 2017 NFL draft are in a tight race to be the first quarterback taken.NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has weighed in on the eve of the scouting combine, and he says DeShone Kizer has the most upside.Mayock told the MMQB that he sees the Notre Dame quarterback as a “Philip Rivers type,” but he prefaced that by saying that he’s...
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Report: Browns have discussed trading No. 12 pick for Garoppolo

With two picks in the top 12 of the NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have perhaps the best assets to land New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade.They are reportedly considering doing just that.NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said (per Phil Perry, CSN New England) that his goal if he was with the Browns would be to draft either Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett or...
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Did Hield reveal Kings tampered with him before trade?

If you thought the Sacramento Kings couldn’t get any more incompetent, well, you’d be wrong.The Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans for pennies on the dollar, a move that apparently was inspired by team owner Vivek Ranadive’s infatuation with Buddy Hield.So, just how much did Ranadive covet Hield? The 23-year-old rookie offered insight into Ranadive...
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Nicklaus says Tiger's current situation is a 'puzzle to me'

Another year of golf is underway and we are left to wonder once again whether or not Tiger Woods will ever be back. Among those confused by the state of Woods is the one and only Jack Nicklaus, who has praised Woods time and time again.During an interview at the Honda Classic this weekend, the legendary and iconic Nicklaus expressed his concern about the status of the injury-plagued...
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Schroder still insists Isaiah Thomas insulted his family

Dennis Schröder clearly hasn’t gotten over his beef with Isaiah Thomas.The two point guards will meet Monday night at TD Garden when the Boston Celtics host the Atlanta Hawks. The last time Boston played Atlanta back in January, the Hawks guard accused Thomas of bringing Schröder’s mother into some on-court trash talk.The Celtics guard denied ever doing so, but when Schr...
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Report: Cousins wants franchise tag to be used on him

Most NFL players hate when teams use the franchise tag on them, as it significantly reduces their leverage and prevents them from from testing the open market. Kirk Cousins apparently is not most NFL players.ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Cousins would actually prefer if Washington uses the franchise tag on him again. Teams can technically use the franchise tag on the same player...
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Durant explains why he didn't choose hometown Wizards

The dream of Kevin Durant going to the Washington Wizards was dead long before the team failed to secure a meeting with the Golden State Warriors star last summer.“For me, I never played at home. I didn’t know what it would be. I know every time I go back it’s pretty hectic, and I just wanted to focus on basketball and not have to worry about a lot of stuff that comes with...
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Knicks considering releasing Derrick Rose?

The Knicks explored trade possibilities for Derrick Rose at the deadline last week, but nothing came to fruition. That doesn’t mean he has a future with the team beyond this season, and Rose’s tenure in New York could end even sooner than that.According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, there have been rumblings around the NBA that the Knicks could release Rose as Phil...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Joe Thomas puts the NFL Scouting Combine on blast

Count Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas as a guy who doesn’t much care for the NFL Scouting Combine.The combine comes under fire each year. Some call it the Underwear Olympics, others point out the medical check is the most important aspect and the rest is offseason filler for fans.It’s rare, though, to see a current player come out and talk trash about it. Thomas, though, didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
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Red Sox getting custom beds for sleep room at Fenway Park

As Spring Training gets underway in earnest, we are reminded that teams and players are busy finding any and all competitive advantages possible. It appears that the Boston Red Sox are choosing to focus on one area few teams are taking very serious — sleep.Yes, if you are a member of the Red Sox roster, you can expect the team to actually encourage you to nap. They have been serious...
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49ers sound willing to trade the No. 2 pick

The San Francisco 49ers seem to be a in great position with the No. 2 pick in the upcoming 2017 NFL draft.A team stuck in one of the biggest rebuilds around, the 49ers could use the pick to find a potential franchise quarterback or simply take the best player available.Or trade the pick outright.This sounds like a route general manager John Lynch is willing to go, according to Eric...
Via The Sports Daily
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Officials Association vetoes Vermette’s suspension reduction

Thanks to the NHL Officials Association, Antoine Vermette’s suspension for slashing a referee won’t be reduced.Vermette idiotically took a swing at an official after a faceoff earlier this month.The slash earned him an abuse of official penalty, an ejection and a 10-game suspension from the league.Looking to get his suspension reduced, Vermette appealed the 10-game ban. The...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

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