Archive for March, 2017

  • 76ers Shut Down Okafor, Covington for Rest of Season

    76ers Shut Down Okafor, Covington for Rest of Season

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 31, 2017 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

    The Philadelphia 76ers’ injury misery extended Friday when the team announced both Jahlil Okafor and Robert Covington would be out for the rest of the season. An MRI this week revealed what the team termed a “slight” meniscus tear in Covington’s right knee. No decision has been made on whether […]

     
  • LeBron James Moves Past Shaq for 7th on All-Time Scoring List

    LeBron James Moves Past Shaq for 7th on All-Time Scoring List

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 30, 2017 at 11:50 pm 0 comments

    LeBron James moved past former teammate Shaquille O’Neal for seventh place on the all-time scoring list with his 28,597th point Wednesday night. James has moved from twelfth on the list to seventh just this season, passing Hakeem Olajuwon, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone and now O’Neal. The next man up is […]

     
  • Jeurys Familia Suspended for 15 Games

    Jeurys Familia Suspended for 15 Games

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB March 29, 2017 at 11:33 pm 0 comments

    New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge that was later dismissed, was suspended 15 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday. Commissioner Rob Manfred met with Familia on Monday to discuss the incident, which took place Oct. 31 in Fort Lee, New […]

     
  • Washington Wizards Clinch First Division Title in 38 Years

    Washington Wizards Clinch First Division Title in 38 Years

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    With a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards clinched the Southeast Division, their first division title since the 1978-79 season. Back then, they were the Washington Bullets of the Atlantic Division who played their home games in Landover, Maryland. The team had won its […]

     
  • Owners Approve Raiders Move to Las Vegas

    Owners Approve Raiders Move to Las Vegas

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL March 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

    The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas after garnering enough votes from NFL owners on Monday to relocate to Southern Nevada. The Raiders received 31 of 32 votes to approve the move. Only 24 votes were needed. “I have mixed feelings; it’s very bittersweet,” Raiders owner Mark Davis told […]

     
  • Rockets Best Thunder In Final MVP-Candidate Tilt of Regular Season

    Rockets Best Thunder In Final MVP-Candidate Tilt of Regular Season

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 26, 2017 at 11:51 pm 0 comments

    In the final regular-season meeting between two of the leading MVP candidates, James Harden got the best of Russell Westbrook, again, as the Houston Rockets topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-125. The Rockets won three of four against the Thunder this season, and this matchup could be an opening-round playoff […]

     
  • Joakim Noah Suspended 20 Games For Banned Substance

    Joakim Noah Suspended 20 Games For Banned Substance

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA March 25, 2017 at 11:50 pm 0 comments

    The NBA has suspended New York Knicks center Joakim Noah for 20 games for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, it was announced Saturday. The suspension will start when Noah — who has not played since Feb. 4 and had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Feb. 27 to remove loose […]

     
  • Oakland Makes Last Stand to Keep Raiders

    Oakland Makes Last Stand to Keep Raiders

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL March 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    In what could be its final attempt to keep the Oakland Raiders, the city of Oakland and its partners on Friday submitted a revised financing plan for a $1.3 billion mixed-use stadium project on the same site where the team currently plays. NFL owners are expected to vote as early […]

     
  • NFL Rules Committee to Propose Ban on Illegal Hits

    NFL Rules Committee to Propose Ban on Illegal Hits

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL March 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

    The NFL is prepared to eject and/or suspend players for certain types of illegal hits in 2017, but league officials said Thursday they expect it to happen rarely, if at all. No related rule changes are planned, easing fears that the league could move toward the NCAA’s “targeting” rule. NFL […]

     
  • Former Phillies, Yankees, Mets Manager Dallas Green Dies at 82

    Former Phillies, Yankees, Mets Manager Dallas Green Dies at 82

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB March 22, 2017 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

    Dallas Green, a towering baseball figure who won a World Series as a manager in Philadelphia and paved the way for lights at Wrigley Field as president of the Chicago Cubs, died Wednesday. He was 82. No cause of death was announced, but Green had been suffering from kidney failure […]