Archive for January, 2016

  • Calvin Johnson Informs Lions He Will Retire

    Calvin Johnson Informs Lions He Will Retire

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL January 31, 2016 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

    Calvin Johnson, otherwise known as ‘Megatron’ and one of the most dynamic receivers to play in the NFL in the last 20 years, appears set to join Barry Sanders in the pantheon of Detroit Lions greats who have hung up their cleats before the age of 32, as ESPN’s Adam […]

     
  • MLB Trades and Signings, Week of 1/30

    MLB Trades and Signings, Week of 1/30

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB January 30, 2016 at 11:49 pm 0 comments

    With pitchers and catchers set to report in under three weeks, teams in Major League Baseball are making their final signings and trades of the off-season. This week, two of the last free agents available, Doug Fister and Howie Kendrick found new deals, while the Tampa Bay Rays traded lefty […]

     
  • Diagnosed Concussions Rise in NFL

    Diagnosed Concussions Rise in NFL

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL January 29, 2016 at 11:58 pm 0 comments

    Diagnosed concussions rose by nearly 32 percent in the NFL this season, according to data released Friday by the league. The 2015 total was 271, a figure that includes all preseason and regular-season games as well as all practices since the start of training camp. The league had previously boasted […]

     
  • Raiders Might Try Move to Las Vegas

    Raiders Might Try Move to Las Vegas

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL January 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm 0 comments

    Las Vegas Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants to build a $1 billion domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials confirmed Thursday. The Sands Corp. announced that it was lending its support behind a public-private partnership to build […]

     
  • NFL Conducting Investigation of Peyton Manning

    NFL Conducting Investigation of Peyton Manning

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL January 27, 2016 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

    For the second straight Super Bowl, the NFL will be investigating one of its marquee players, this time under entirely different circumstances. While Deflategate overtook the lead up to Super Bowl 49, this year’s investigation doesn’t bring nearly as much drama, even though the allegation itself might be much worse […]

     
  • Braves, Nationals, Padres Expected To Exceed 2016-17 International Pools

    Braves, Nationals, Padres Expected To Exceed 2016-17 International Pools

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB January 26, 2016 at 11:33 pm 0 comments

    Under the current rules regarding international players, any player under the age of 18 is allowed to be signed by any major league baseball team after July 2nd, and each team is given a certain amount of bonus money. Any team that exceeds their bonus pool allotment is subject to […]

     
  • Rob Manfred Address DH, International Draft, More

    Rob Manfred Address DH, International Draft, More

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB January 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

    On the one year anniversary of his appointment as MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred discussed a multitude of topics with reporters from several media outlets, including Yahoo and ESPN, where among other issues, he shot down the arrival of the designated hitter to the National League, the possibility of an International […]

     
  • NFL Man of the Year Finalists Announced

    NFL Man of the Year Finalists Announced

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL January 24, 2016 at 11:41 pm 0 comments

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin and New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson are the three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The winner will be announced during NFL Honors, a two-hour prime-time special airing nationally on […]

     
  • NFLPA, FanDuel announce licensing partnership

    NFLPA, FanDuel announce licensing partnership

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL January 23, 2016 at 11:22 pm 0 comments

    Though the Daily Fantasy Sports leaders might currently be under fire from the government, it hasn’t stopped the NFL Players Association and daily sports fantasy website FanDuel are teaming up. Active NFL players will be allowed to participate in in FanDuel’s product marketing and promotions under a multiyear group licensing […]

     
  • It’s Time to Trust Sandy Alderson as Mets GM

    It’s Time to Trust Sandy Alderson as Mets GM

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB January 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

    For the majority of the baseball off-season, if one had listened to talk radio or looked on Facebook to see the attitudes of the fan base of the New York Mets, one wouldn’t have been able to tell that the team had just surprised the baseball world by making the […]