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April 17

Minnesota State players refuse to practice as coach Todd Hoffner returns: Football players at Minnesota State Mankato refused to practice for their former head coach Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job.

posted by BornIcon to football at 08:27 AM - 5 comments

April 16

Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers: What was this gladiator-size man, with the Popeye forearms and the XXL chest, actually worth—to the people bankrolling his defection from Cuba

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 09:43 AM - 2 comments

April 11

Was Michael Pineda caught cheating: It looked brown and sticky and it was all over Michael Pineda's right throwing hand at some point during Thursday's game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. But what, exactly, was it?

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 09:13 AM - 6 comments

April 04

LPGA players frustrated by Golf Digest cover of Gretzky: With a provocative pose, Paulina Gretzky will be the cover girl in the upcoming issue of Golf Digest. That doesn't sit well with some LPGA tour stars

posted by BornIcon to golf at 10:40 AM - 9 comments

April 01

Tiger Woods out of Masters after back surgery: The world's No. 1 player announced on his web site Tuesday that he will be unable to play in the Masters

posted by BornIcon to golf at 04:00 PM - 5 comments

February 20

Ravens' Ray Rice allegedly knocked out fiancee at hotel: Rice and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, were both arrested Saturday morning and charged with simple assault-domestic violence after an argument at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Rice is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 25 at 9 a.m Video

posted by BornIcon to football at 07:59 AM - 1 comment

February 12

Derek Jeter to Retire From Yankees After 2014 Season: Shortstop Derek Jeter, entering his 20th season with the Yankees, announced Wednesday on his official Facebook fan page that 2014 would be his final year playing professional baseball.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 03:16 PM - 16 comments

January 07

Will Robert Griffin III help or hurt the next Washington Redskins coach?: Previous Washington Redskins coaches only had to deal with one divisive influence at the top of the franchise. Now there are two.

posted by BornIcon to football at 01:23 PM - 14 comments

January 06

MMA fighter Joe Torrez kills armed intruder Sal Garces in New Mexico: Torrez may be charged after he fended off four home intruders, killing one and severely injuring another.

posted by BornIcon to other at 11:27 AM - 17 comments

December 11

Kirk Cousins to start for Redskins in Week 15: Barring a disaster of a performance from Cousins, he will likely be the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.

posted by BornIcon to football at 09:29 AM - 10 comments

December 05

No criminal charges for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged after an investigation into an alleged sexual battery, State Attorney William Meggs said today.

posted by BornIcon to football at 02:10 PM - 18 comments

November 21

Former OL Shawn Andrews says Donovan McNabb made Eagles locker room a 'living hell': Former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Shawn Andrews says that his former Philadelphia Eagles teammates—led by Donovan McNabb—spread malicious rumors and verbally abused him so badly that he contemplated suicide and eventually underwent psychiatric treatment. Many of the rumors were about his sexual orientation, he said, and they eventually spread to other NFL locker rooms.

posted by BornIcon to football at 07:28 AM - 6 comments

November 15

ROB GRONKOWSKI Mocks Asian Fan WHERE'S THE FRIED RICE? : Maybe New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn't heard what's going on with Richie Incognito -- because he openly mocked an Asian fan over the weekend, calling the guy "Leslie Chow"... and joking about fried rice. Today, Gronkowski apologizes.

posted by BornIcon to football at 02:29 PM - 22 comments

November 14

Raider, 'Renaissance Man' Todd Christensen dead at 57: Christensen, 57, a five-time Pro Bowl tight end with the Oakland/Los Angeles/during his NFL career (1978-1988), died Wednesday at a hospital near his home in Alpine, Utah, from complications during liver transplant surgery.

posted by BornIcon to football at 08:07 AM - 7 comments

November 08

Saying 'I'm not happy at all,' Broncos' John Moffitt quits NFL: John Moffitt wasn't unhappy with a lack of playing time in Denver. He quit the NFL because he'd lost his love for the game and was tired of risking his health.

posted by BornIcon to football at 09:36 AM - 7 comments

November 07

Incognito and Martin: An Insider’s Story: Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Lydon Murtha pulls back the curtain on what he saw and what he’s heard of the relationship between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, from the locker room dynamic to that now-famous O-line trip to Vegas

posted by BornIcon to football at 08:32 AM - 29 comments

October 23

Bill Mazer, a Sports Fixture of New York Radio and TV, Dies: Bill Mazer, who was a voice and face of sports coverage in New York for decades, pioneering sports-talk radio and becoming a television fixture while earning the nickname the Amazin’ for his encyclopedic recall of sports facts and figures, died on Wednesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 92.

posted by BornIcon to other at 06:02 PM - 1 comment

October 11

September 27

Closing Scene: Hugs and Tears in Rivera’s Last Home Game: It was supposed to be a meaningless game, the first at Yankee Stadium in 20 years, but there was nothing meaningless about it for Mariano Rivera or the announced crowd of 48,675 that came to say goodbye to an icon.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 08:11 AM - 13 comments

September 25

Archie Manning faces family history: Archie Manning doesn't cotton to the notion that he and his wife Olivia are the heads of the First Family of the Southeastern Conference. For one thing, it's a presumption of self-importance, and Archie wasn't raised to be anything but humble.

posted by BornIcon to football at 10:04 AM - 6 comments

September 19

Ken Norton, a Championship Fighter Who Broke Ali’s Jaw, Is Dead at 70: Ken Norton, who fought three memorable fights with Muhammad Ali, breaking his jaw in winning their first bout, then losing twice, and who went on to become the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, died Wednesday in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nev. He was 70.

posted by BornIcon to boxing at 10:33 AM - 3 comments

September 15

Floyd Mayweather puts on dominating display in win: Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.

posted by BornIcon to boxing at 10:38 AM - 3 comments

August 12

Jack Clark, co-host fired from radio gig after Albert Pujols-PED flap: Former major-league slugger Jack Clark recently used his talk-radio forum to level a pretty serious accusation at Angels first baseman Albert Pujols -- namely that he, at least at one time, used performance-enhancing drugs.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 11:16 AM - 4 comments

August 07

Peyton, Eli Manning star in rap video: Football on your phone: The Manning brothers are outstanding NFL quarterbacks, but it’ll be hard to look at either of them without thinking about their rap video from now on.

posted by BornIcon to football at 08:47 AM - 5 comments

August 01

Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper apologizes for racial slur: Saying he was "ashamed and disgusted" with himself, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper apologized repeatedly for making a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert that was caught on video and led to him getting fined.

posted by BornIcon to football at 10:54 AM - 36 comments