LeBron looking for history and a win against Lakers in Cleveland

December 18, 2016

After splitting their home-and-home back-to-back with the Grizzlies this week, the Cavaliers play four of their next five at The Q – beginning with Saturday’s matchup against the Lakers. On Wednesday night, the Wine and Gold – sans three-thirds of the Big Three – dropped a 93-85 decision to split their season series with Memphis. The Cavaliers welcome another Western Conference foe to Cleveland on Saturday night, but it’s definitely…

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Adrian Peterson: Making Return From Torn Meniscus vs. Colts

December 16, 2016

Appearing on Dash Radio with DJ Skee (who provides pregame entertainment for Vikings home games), Peterson said he plans to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, adding that a week of practice following his return from a torn meniscus “showed me I’m ready to roll.” The Vikings will have to make a roster move to activate Peterson, who had surgery on his torn right meniscus Sept. 22 and has been…

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League investigating Giants for use of walkie-talkie vs. Cowboys

December 16, 2016

The NFL is investigating the New York Giants’ use of a handheld, two-way radio in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s 10-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, a source told ESPN’s Todd Archer, confirming a report by the New York Post. Coach Ben McAdoo was seen using a walkie-talkie to relay plays to quarterback Eli Manning when the Giants were having problems with their headsets early in the fourth quarter….

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Longtime Broadcaster Craig Sager Dead at Age 65

December 16, 2016

Longtime Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager has died at the age of 65, the network confirmed in a statement. “Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us,” Turner president David Levy said in a statement. “There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his…

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Celtics’ Thomas receives plasma injection

December 8, 2016

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas received a platelet-rich plasma injection Wednesday for a groin strain and is likely to miss his second straight game on Friday against the Toronto Raptors, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. During his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub, Ainge deemed Thomas day-to-day but hinted the team would exercise caution before putting him back on the…

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Derek Carr hasn’t been an MVP against the Chiefs

December 7, 2016

ANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Oakland Raiders were in great position to claim an important victory last December against the Kansas City Chiefs, winners at the time of five consecutive games, as they entered the fourth quarter with a 20-14 lead. Then the Chiefs did what they always seem to do against Oakland quarterback Derek Carr. They forced him into some game-changing mistakes. Early in the fourth quarter, Carr threw…

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Alabama courts history in this season’s unusual playoff landscape

December 5, 2016

The best thing about college football is that we all feel like we own it. That’s occasionally the worst thing, too. But the passion that the sport engenders is what separates it from the NFL, thank goodness. This has been an unusual year, from the uber-dominance of Alabama every single week to the uber-goofiness of the Big Ten Conference race, college football’s postseason inkblot test. If you have an opinion…

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Doc Rivers fined by NBA for his outburst during Clippers-Nets game

December 2, 2016

  Doc Rivers definitely got his money’s worth Tuesday night after he was ejected during the Clippers’ double-overtime loss to the Nets. Now the head coach will have to pay up. The NBA fined Rivers $15,000 on Thursday for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after he was ejected late in the first overtime. Doc Rivers may have been mad here….

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Former NFL, USC RB Joe McKnight killed in shooting

December 1, 2016

Former NFL and USC running back Joe McKnight was killed during an apparent road rage altercation just outside New Orleans on Thursday, police told USA TODAY Sports. McKnight, 28, was a fourth-round pick of the New York Jets in the 2010 draft and played in the NFL with the Jets and Kansas City Chiefs as a running back and return specialist. He played in the Canadian Football League this season…

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LeBron Wins Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson Of Year Again

December 1, 2016

After leaving the Miami Heat to return to his home state of Ohio, LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA title, breaking a 47-year championship drought in Ohio, being named NBA Finals MVP along the way. Today, in recognition of his big 2016, LeBron James was named Sports Illustrated’s 2016 Sportsman of the Year. James faced stiff competition from around the world of sports, including the Chicago…

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