Archive for June, 2016

  • Rays Sidelined Reporter Fired For Racist Comments

    Rays Sidelined Reporter Fired For Racist Comments

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm 0 comments

    Emily Austen won’t be the sideline reporter for future Tampa Bay Rays games on Fox Sports Florida. Nor will she do that job for the Orlando Magic next season either. After unleashing a variety of racial and religious jokes during a live Facebook chat with Barstool Sports, Austen has gotten […]

     
  • Mets Take LI Natives With First Two Picks

    Mets Take LI Natives With First Two Picks

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm 0 comments

    The New York Mets certainly love Long Island. With the 19th overall selection Thursday, the Mets drafted Boston College right-hander Justin Dunn. The 6-foot-2, 184-pound Dunn hails from Freeport, although he attended a private high school, The Gunnery, in Washington, Connecticut. They then selected UConn left-hander Anthony Kay with the […]

     
  • More Rule Changes From the NFL

    More Rule Changes From the NFL

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL June 8, 2016 at 11:14 pm 0 comments

    NFL players no longer can wear exposed “hoodies” over their shoulder pads, and assistant coaches are now expressly prohibited from entering the field of play, following a series of adjustments that will appear in the 2016 edition of the NFL rule book. Both were in response to specific issues that […]

     
  • NBRA Wants to End ‘Last Two-Minute’ Reports

    NBRA Wants to End ‘Last Two-Minute’ Reports

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA June 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

    The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its “Last Two Minute” reports. In a statement released on Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA’s effort to “promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game. Transparency does nothing to […]

     
  • Kimbo Slice Dies at Age 42

    Kimbo Slice Dies at Age 42

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA June 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    Popular mixed martial arts fighter Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has died. He was 42. Slice was stricken at his South Florida home and taken Monday evening to the Northwest Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, a spokeswoman for the Coral Springs, Fla., Police told Yahoo Sports Monday. TMZ was the first […]

     
  • Trade Grades- White Sox Acquire James Shields

    Trade Grades- White Sox Acquire James Shields

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 5, 2016 at 12:04 am 0 comments

    On Saturday, after two weeks of speculation, the Chicago White Sox finally acquired starting pitcher James Shields from the San Diego Padres for right handed pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis, Jr. The Padres also agree to pay $31 million of the remaining $58 million left on Shields’ […]

     
  • The Best Quotes of Muhammad Ali

    The Best Quotes of Muhammad Ali

    Boxing, Mike Aglialoro June 4, 2016 at 10:26 pm 0 comments

    The word ‘legend’ has become overused in today’s world to the point where it almost has no meaning. In reality, a ‘legend’ is someone who not only sets the bar for what is to follow them, but changes the landscape of what came before them. In that vein, the world […]

     
  • Muhammad Ali Remains Hospitalized with Respiratory Issues

    Muhammad Ali Remains Hospitalized with Respiratory Issues

    Boxing, Mike Aglialoro June 3, 2016 at 11:20 pm 0 comments

    Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali remains hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory issues. In an email to The Associated Press on Friday, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said there was no update on Ali’s condition. According to AP, several of Ali’s daughters flew to Phoenix late Thursday and early Friday […]

     
  • David Wright Goes to DL for ‘Extended Period’

    David Wright Goes to DL for ‘Extended Period’

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 2, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright is headed to the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck and is expected to have a prolonged absence, a source said. Wright tried oral anti-inflammatory medication and then received an injection in his neck in the past week, but neither […]

     
  • Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 games for PEDs

    Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 games for PEDs

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB June 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    Marlon Byrd’s second strike with performance-enhancing drugs cost him a full season – and his career. The Indians veteran outfielder was suspended 162 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone releasing peptide. It’s Byrd’s second violation of Major League Baseball’s […]