Archive for July, 2016

  • 2017 NBA All-Star Game Leaves Charlotte

    2017 NBA All-Star Game Leaves Charlotte

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA July 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

    The NBA is moving the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte because of its objection to North Carolina House Bill 2, which limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people in the state. In a statement, the league said it hopes to reschedule the game for Charlotte in 2019. […]

     
  • Chicago Cubs Add Relief Help in Trade With M’s

    Chicago Cubs Add Relief Help in Trade With M’s

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm 0 comments

    The Chicago Cubs biggest weakness this year has been their relief pitching, particularly from the left-hand side. While they have been rumored to be interested in acquiring either Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees, the cost of either of the two would be exceedingly in terms […]

     
  • USADA Announces Brock Lesnar Failed Second Drug Test

    USADA Announces Brock Lesnar Failed Second Drug Test

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA July 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm 0 comments

    The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified the UFC of a second failed drug test submitted by former heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar. UFC officials were informed Tuesday that Lesnar, 39, failed a fight night drug test at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. Results […]

     
  • Charles Tillman Retires With the ‘Peanut Punch’

    Charles Tillman Retires With the ‘Peanut Punch’

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL July 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    Cornerback Charles Tillman announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, tweeting the news with an amusing video. In the video, he uses his signature “Peanut Punch” to knock everyday items out of the hands of his family members and friends before hanging up his cleats at a time clock […]

     
  • Mets Bring Back Michael Conforto; Demote Nimmo

    Mets Bring Back Michael Conforto; Demote Nimmo

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm 0 comments

    Outfielder Michael Conforto is returning to the New York Mets after a 16-game stint with Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets announced that Conforto will rejoin the club at Wrigley Field for Monday’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs. Rookie Brandon Nimmo was demoted to the Pacific Coast League after Sunday’s […]

     
  • Mark Hunt Threatens to Quit UFC Over Lesnar’s Failed Drug Test

    Mark Hunt Threatens to Quit UFC Over Lesnar’s Failed Drug Test

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA July 16, 2016 at 10:06 am 0 comments

    Mark Hunt has a reason to be more upset than anyone right now. The veteran heavyweight erupted after news broke on Friday that Brock Lesnar had been flagged for a potential doping violation stemming from a drug test administered before their fight at UFC 200. Lesnar defeated Hunt by unanimous […]

     
  • NFL Lawyer Hints How League Views Legalized Gambling

    NFL Lawyer Hints How League Views Legalized Gambling

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL July 15, 2016 at 11:50 pm 0 comments

    Most people in the sports world, from lawyers to pundits to analysts to journalists, believe that we are likely to see a legalized form of sports betting in the US in the next five to 10 years. And of the big three American sports leagues, the NBA and MLB have […]

     
  • Red Sox Add Drew Pomeranz From Padres

    Red Sox Add Drew Pomeranz From Padres

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB July 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

    When Dave Dombrowski was hired to be the Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations, it was because he had a reputation of being an aggressive wheeler-dealer not afraid to make a move if necessary, and because the team was in a ‘win now’ mode after a disappointing 2015 season […]

     
  • Tom Brady Defeated in Latest Deflategate Appeal

    Tom Brady Defeated in Latest Deflategate Appeal

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL July 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm 0 comments

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s latest attempt to avoid serving a four-game Deflategate suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected Wednesday by an appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a one-sentence rejection of requests by the National Football League Players Association […]

     
  • NBA Tweaks Rules to Limit ‘Hack-A’ Strategy

    NBA Tweaks Rules to Limit ‘Hack-A’ Strategy

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA July 12, 2016 at 9:50 pm 0 comments

    The NBA is taking a step toward trying to reduce the “hack-a” strategy on poor free throw shooting players. The NBA’s board of governors approved rules changes for the 2016-17 season that apply to deliberate fouls that occur away from plays. “In looking at the data and numerous potential solutions […]