Archive for December, 2016

  • 2017 NBA Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    2017 NBA Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA December 21, 2016 at 11:24 pm 0 comments

    Last year’s Naismith Hall of Fame class was headlined by Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming, making it one of the superstar-laden classes of the last 30 years. A tough act to follow, the 2017 Hall of Fame will make that attempt, as it was announced on Wednesday that […]

     
  • New York Giants Punished for Walkie-Talkie Use

    New York Giants Punished for Walkie-Talkie Use

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

    The NFL fined the New York Giants $150,000 and coach Ben McAdoo $50,000 for the illegal use of walkie-talkies during their Week 14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, the league announced Tuesday. In addition, the Giants’ fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft will fall a maximum of 12 spots […]

     
  • Blake Griffin to Miss 3-6 Weeks after Knee Surgery

    Blake Griffin to Miss 3-6 Weeks after Knee Surgery

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA December 19, 2016 at 10:02 pm 0 comments

    Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin will have arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss three to six weeks, the team announced Monday. Griffin will have the procedure to remove loose bodies from his right knee, according to the team. He missed a game last weekend because of […]

     
  • Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

    Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Gus Bradley

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm 0 comments

    The Jacksonville Jaguars came into the season as a sleeper pick to take the next step forward and take control of the weak AFC South division. Instead, the season has been a disaster, culminating after Sunday’s loss, which lead to Gus Bradley being fired with the second-worst winning percentage of […]

     
  • Paige VanZant Loses at UFC Fight Night

    Paige VanZant Loses at UFC Fight Night

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA, UFC December 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    Saturday’s UFC Fight Night had all the makings of a big night for hometown prospect Paige VanZant. It turned into Michelle Waterson’s coming-out party instead. Coming off a 17-month layoff, Waterson (14-4) looked incredible in a submission victory over VanZant inside Golden 1 Center. Waterson took VanZant’s back after throwing […]

     
  • More MLB Teams Pay Luxury Tax Than Ever

    More MLB Teams Pay Luxury Tax Than Ever

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 16, 2016 at 11:53 pm 0 comments

    A record six teams are paying baseball’s luxury tax this season, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $31.8 million and the New York Yankees at $27.4 million. Boston ($4.5 million), Detroit ($4 million), San Francisco ($3.4 million) and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs ($2.96 million) also were sent […]

     
  • Craig Sager Dies at Age 65

    Craig Sager Dies at Age 65

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA December 15, 2016 at 11:54 pm 0 comments

    The basketball world and the sports world lost a man who been one its pillars over the last 40 years on Thursday, as longtime Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager succumbed to his long battle with leukemia at the age of 65, as confirmed by the network in a statement. “Craig […]

     
  • NBA, NBPA Reach Agreement on New CBA

    NBA, NBPA Reach Agreement on New CBA

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA December 14, 2016 at 11:13 pm 0 comments

    The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league’s players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the existing CBA, which […]

     
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Resign Justin Turner

    Los Angeles Dodgers Resign Justin Turner

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB December 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

    Third baseman Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers officially agreed Tuesday on a four-year deal worth $64 million, a source told ESPN’s Jim Bowden, confirming multiple reports. This comes a day after the Dodgers brought back their closer, Kenley Jensen, to a five-year, $80 million deal. Turner overcame offseason […]

     
  • St. Louis Rams Finally Fire Jeff Fisher

    St. Louis Rams Finally Fire Jeff Fisher

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL December 12, 2016 at 11:32 pm 0 comments

    The Los Angeles Rams parted ways with embattled head coach Jeff Fisher on Monday, a decision Rams COO Kevin Demoff chalked up to “an organizational failure” and one he said was “solely a performance-related issue.” Special-teams coordinator John Fassel, son of longtime NFL coach Jim Fassel, will step in as […]