28 Nov 2014 15:01:03 -0500
Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with any team
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has reportedly been reinstated to the National Football League after winning his appeal of an indefinite suspension levied against him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The two-day appeal hearing took place earlier in November, and it took a fair amount of time for former U.S. district judge Barbara Jones to reach her decision.
Ray Rice has won his appeal, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 28, 2014
In allowing Rice to return to the league, Jones went against the National Football League and believes that Rice didn’t lie.
Rice was originally suspended two games by Goodell before being given an indefinite ban following TMZ’s release of the former Ravens running back knocking his now wife Janay Rice unconscious in a casino elevator in New Jersey earlier this year.
The NFL’s initial response of a two-game suspension placed the league under the microscope across the United States and led to Goodell and Co. coming up with a n
28 Nov 2014 22:33:02 -0500
Athletics deal Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie
So, Jeff Samardzija isn’t going anywhere — tonight, at least — but the A’s are still making big moves. Per Ken Rosenthal: Sources: Donaldson going to #BlueJays. Lawrie, RHP Kendall Graveman among those going to #Athletics. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2014 This is kind of a fascinating challenge trade. Josh Donaldson and Brett […]
28 Nov 2014 13:40:18 -0500
Lance Stephenson becoming a problem with the Hornets?
Lance Stephenson has a very large personality. The Charlotte Hornets knew that when they signed him, but are they still having issues with the 24-year-old shooting guard? After benching Stephenson for the fourth quarter in consecutive games, Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Stephenson is “not a star” and that he believes the former second-round pick...Read More
28 Nov 2014 13:40:00 -0500
Tony Romo: I promise I'll be better next week
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys ran into a buzz saw on Thanksgiving day. The Philadelphia Eagles were clicking on every cylinder, especially on defense.
The Cowboys were dominated 33-10 because the Eagles dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. A few days after shredding the Giants, Romo was harassed into an 18-29 passing performance for 199 yards.
Romo was erratic and battered most of the afternoon.
Afterards, Romo promised to be better next week against the Bears.
“We should have been better,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I should have been better. And I am going to play much better next week, I can promise you that.”
“When we watch the tape, we are going to see that we did not block well enough, we did not catch well enough and we did not throw well enough,” Romo said.
28 Nov 2014 12:05:03 -0500
Seahawks could wait to address Russell Wilson's contract
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Thursday that the Seahawks’ willingness to give QB Russell Wilson a new long-term contract will depend in large part on how the 2014 season plays out.
According to Florio, if Wilson is able to get back to the Super Bowl, there’s a very good chance that he’ll get a new contract. Otherwise, Seattle is reportedly inclined to wait.
Wilson, 25, still has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.198 million rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $798,651 for the 2015 season.
The fact that Wilson has already won a Super Bowl and is among the best young quarterbacks in the game should be enough for them to open long-term contract talks after the season, even if it’s just to gauge his asking price.
However, Florio is right that there probably won’t be a rush to get a new deal done as they can allow him to play out the 2015 season and then use the franchise tag on him in 2016 if they aren’t comfortable signing him to a massive contract extensio
28 Nov 2014 11:47:19 -0500
Report: SMU football to hire Clemson offensive coordinator
SMU has been through one of the toughest seasons in school history this year. After head coach June Jones resigned early in the season, SMU has been a punching bag for every team they have played.
Since Jones resigned, many coaches have been linked to SMU but it seems that the finally got their coach. According to Chip Brown of Horns Digest, SMU has hired Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris to a multi-year contract.
A high-level #SMU source told me #Clemson OC Chad Morris has agreed to a multi-year contract averaging more than $3 million per year.
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD) November 28, 2014
An announcement of Chad Morris as #SMU's new head coach likely the first week of December, SMU source told me.
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD) November 28, 2014
Morris’ offenses are usually one of best in college football, so this would be a great hire for SMU.
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28 Nov 2014 11:03:07 -0500
Dez Bryant: Eagles were ‘kinda cheap’
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said some members of the Philadelphia Eagles threw cheap shots at him during Thursday’s game. Bryant, who caught just four passes for 75 yards and failed to find the end zone for the first time in over a month, got into several minor confrontations with Eagles defensive backs. He...Read More
28 Nov 2014 10:33:46 -0500
Hockey goalie rushes into stands to perform CPR on fan
We've all heard of heart-stopping saves by hockey goalies. Well how about a heart-saving one?That's what happened when a amateur Canadian hockey league netminder rushed into the stands to perform CPR on a man who collapsed struggling for breath minutes before the Gander Flyers took to the rink in Gander, Newfoundland.
Wearing skates, hockey pants and one shin pad, 26-year-old Patrick O'Brien raced out of the locker room to help the man who had no pulse, reported the Gander Beacon.
Luckily for the unidentified man, O'Brien recently graduated from a medical program in June and is now a paramedic.
“I just hopped in and started chest compressions,” he said after the man was taken to a local hospital.
“There was lots of help,” said O’Brien, who made sure to single out the help of others later on Twitter:
Thanks very much for the kind words. Thanks as well to @whalen110 and Claude Elliott and all others on scene. Great work. @GanderFlyers— Patty (@PatrickOBrien2
28 Nov 2014 10:12:14 -0500
49ers CEO Jed York apologizes for unacceptable performance
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York took to Twitter in the last moments of his team’s 19-3 loss to the rival Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
Thank you #49ersfaithful for coming out strong tonight. This performance wasn’t acceptable. I apologize for that
— Jed York (@JedYork) November 28, 2014
York watched as the 49ers offense was held to 164 yards of offense and his quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, threw two interceptions to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
Coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about York’s comment.
“I don’t know about tweets,” Harbaugh said, via ESPN.com. “We will do what we have to do as a football team. Set our jaw to doing that.”
Kaepernick agreed with York.
“It’s not acceptable,” he said. “We didn’t play well, we didn’t perform well,” he said. “We have a much higher standard for ourselves.”
Tight end Vernon Davis, who caught two passes for 13 yards, was also told of York’s tweet.
“If he said that,
28 Nov 2014 00:55:09 -0500
Family searching for missing Ohio State football player
Ohio State defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge, a former school wrestling champion who walked onto the football team for his final year of eligibility, has been missing for over 24 hours, according to his family. His mother, Susan Karageorge, has posted a message to Facebook. Family members have also tweeted out a note from Kosta’s Twitter account.
Via Eleven Warriors:
Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge is missing, per his mother. Please spread. pic.twitter.com/FTeaK4sVZf
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 27, 2014
Kosta was last seen around 2 am November 26. His family is asking for prayers & any info regarding his whereabouts.Please call: 614-747-1729
— KostadinosKarageorge (@kostadinos81) November 27, 2014
There is also a thread on ohiowrestling.net with more information.
If you know anything regarding Kosta’s disappearance, make sure to inform the authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kosta and his family.
27 Nov 2014 21:53:24 -0500
CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return
You knew he wasn’t going to keep his mouth shut forever. CM Punk has finally broken his silence and speaking up about what led him to quitting the WWE. I think it’s safe to say you can cross Punk back in WWE off of your wish list for 2015.
27 Nov 2014 21:14:29 -0500
Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather diss
Manny Pacquiao wasn’t about to sit back quietly and let Floyd Mayweather Jr. embarrass him publicly with all sorts of jabs via social media. Instead, the Filipino fighter decided to hit back. A day after Mayweather posted a video on Instagram of Pac-Man getting knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny sent this tweet in...Read More
27 Nov 2014 13:32:00 -0500
Australian cricket player dies from head injuries
Australian cricket star Phil Hughes, who suffered a head injury during a Sheffield Shield game at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, has died.The 25-year old cricketer collapsed face first on the ground after being hit by a ball thrown by bowler Sean Abbott. Hughes was stretchered off the pitch before being put in a medically-induced coma at the hospital.Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in the hospital, never regaining consciousness.
Hughes — batting for South Australia — had been wearing a helmet but the ball unintentionally struck him at the top of the neck, causing the freak injury.
Medical staff administered CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the stadium field before Hughes was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, where he had a 90-minute operation to relieve pressure on his brain.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital 2 days after being struck in head by ball http://t.co/Zun9nMfdX7 pic.twitter.com/sOUcYvjtU1— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet)
27 Nov 2014 02:13:17 -0500
Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed
The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day.
Cubs spokesman Julian Green says unseasonably cold and windy weather is partly to blame. He also says city of Chicago crews installing a new water main are also keeping the Cubs from starting deep foundational work. The home opener against St. Louis is April 5.
Green says given previous April attendance, the team can accommodate all bleacher season ticket holders in the grand stands. He says the Cubs will consider refunds or credits for those who don’t want to sit in the stands.
The demolition of the bleachers is part of a larger $575 million project. The Cubs are also building a jumbo video board and six outfield signs.