LeBron Taking His Talents Out of South Beach: LeBron James will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent, his agent Richie Paul has informed the Miami Heat. He was scheduled to make $20 million next season. In James' four seasons with the team, the Heat went to four straight NBA Finals and won two championships.
The Life And Death of Justin Fashanu: Roads and Kingdoms details the life of Justin Fashanu, the first black player in England to be transferred for £1,000,000 and the first openly gay English professional footballer.
Former Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher Fights For Life: The seven-time World Champion remains in a coma in a French hospital after falling and injuring his head while skiing.
Mark Sanchez Hurt in Fourth Quarter of Preseason Game: Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News on what happened Saturday in the Jets/Giants preseason game: "Rex Ryan took ineptitude and incompetence to new heights with a boneheaded decision Saturday night that ultimately could seal his fate as the head coach of the Jets. Ryan, apparently consumed with winning a trophy of a Peanuts character, vaulted into the annals of dumb moves by putting Mark Sanchez into the fourth quarter of the Jets' meaningless preseason 24-21 overtime win over the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Sanchez promptly suffered a shoulder injury that clouds the Jets' quarterback situation."
Jacksonville Owner Buys Fulham FC: Shahid Khan, owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, has bought Fulham FC of the English Premier League.
Lewis Hamilton signs for Mercedes: - the 27 year old 2008 World Champion signed a three year deal with the German team, ending his 14 year association with McLaren F1. Hamilton will replace seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, while up-and-comig Mexican driver Sergo Perez will take Hamilton's seat at McLaren.
Dolphins Dump Chad Johnson After Arrest: The Miami Dolphins have terminated wide receiver Chad Johnson's contract 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife. Johnson's wife Evelyn Lozada accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. He's been charged with misdemeanor simple domestic battery.
Rams Trade #2 Overall Pick to Washington: Washington is expected to use the pick to select Quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Rams receive three first-round picks, (2012, 2013, 2014), as well as this year’s second-round selection.
Glasgow Rangers Football Club Enter Administration: Winners of 54 Scottish Championships, 60 Scottish cup competitions and a European Cup Winners Cup, Rangers choose to enter administration on their own terms before HMRC could force the club to accept an Administrator of Her Majesty's choosing over tax debts.
They will almost certainly suffer a ten point penalty as a result, effectively handing the Scottish title to main rivals Celtic.
Glasgow clubs Rangers and Celtic dominate Scottish football to the extent that no one else has been crowned the country's champion since Aberdeen in 1984/85. Celtic claim they don't need Rangers despite the threat of the SPL becoming a one horse race.
Fabio Capello Resigns As England Manager: After publicly criticising The Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of England Captaincy, Capello quit at a meeting with the FA chairman and General Secretary.
One Team 25 Years On: Examining the physical impact of playing football, Sports Illustrated speak to members of the 1986 Cincinnati Bengals. "Of the 39 players surveyed ... 36 players said they are bothered by an NFL-related ailment from their years in the game."
Wales Manager Gary Speed Found Dead: Cheshire police confirm that Speed, who was the first player to make 500 appearances in England's Premier League and added 85 appearances for his country, was found dead in his home. The Football Association of Wales have stated that Speed took his own life.
Tony Sparano Is Overmatched: Mike Tanier looks at what it takes to be "the CEO of a multi-billion dollar operation" and how just hiring the hot coordinator may be missing the point.
The Best Passing Quarterback Ever: Today Anthony Calvillo of the Montreal Alouettes became professional football's passing yardage leader with 72,429 yards.
1961 Larry Merchant Would Kick Floyd Mayweather's Ass: After Floyd Mayweather's controversial sucker-punch knockout of Victor Ortiz in their welterweight title fight Saturday night, Mayweather went off on ring announcer Larry Merchant during a live interview (video). Merchant responded to Mayweather's insults by telling the enraged boxer, "I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your ass."
Dave Duerson And The Brain Bank: Before the former American football player Dave Duerson killed himself, he asked that his brain be left to researchers studying head injuries among athletes. What it revealed shocked the scientists.
American Buys Gunners: Stan Kroenke, owner of the Rams, Nuggets, Avalanche and Rapids is set to raise his stake in Arsenal Football Club to 62% - a move that would require him to make an offer for all remaining shares.
Save Me From Myself: Daniel Geey of European law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse with a long-form essay about the impact of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules on Liverpool Football Club.
Parity vs. Greatness: "Winning a title in European soccer, like having fox-hunting experience or standing near Charlotte Casiraghi, is largely a matter of pedigree." - Brian Phillips of Run of Play looks at "the most important debate in sports."
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Lucky Black Cats: Swiss Ramble looks at the money required to be a middling Premiership team.
World's Second Best Ronaldo Retires : After a disappointing career featuring only two World Cups and three World Player of the Year awards, Ronaldo Luís Nazario de Lima has announced his retirement.
England Win Freaking Cricket Match: Victory in Melbourne saw England retain the Ashes for the first time in 24 years and hand Australia their first ever home series with two innings defeats. Despite no clear successor, there are calls for Australian Captain Ricky Ponting to step aside.