Archive for April, 2017

  • Notes and Highlights From the 2017 NFL Schedule

    Notes and Highlights From the 2017 NFL Schedule

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL April 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    On Thursday, the NFL released the full schedule for the 2017 season, and while it’s impossible to predict which games will be the best and worst in April, here are the biggest notes and standout observations from the schedule upon first glance: – The season will kickoff on Thursday, September […]

     
  • Kristaps Porzingis Clarifies His Stance on New York

    Kristaps Porzingis Clarifies His Stance on New York

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA April 19, 2017 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

    Five days after skipping exit meetings with management over frustration with the franchise, Kristaps Porzingis told the New York Post that he loves New York, indicating he wants to remain with the Knicks. “Of course, I love New York. I love New York,” Porzingis said in an interview outside his […]

     
  • Starling Marte Suspended 80 Games for PED Use

    Starling Marte Suspended 80 Games for PED Use

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB April 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm 0 comments

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the league announced Tuesday. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Andrew McCutchen will move back to center field with Marte suspended. McCutchen had been moved to right field during the […]

     
  • NFL Working With Ray Rice on Educational Video

    NFL Working With Ray Rice on Educational Video

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL April 17, 2017 at 11:56 pm 0 comments

    Ray Rice will contribute to the NFL’s annual social responsibility presentation to players and staff this year. The former running back for the Ravens, whose career came to an end after video emerged of him punching his fiancĂ©e in an elevator in 2014, will discuss the impact his behavior had […]

     
  • NFLRA Seeking Clarification of Celebration/Taunting Policies

    NFLRA Seeking Clarification of Celebration/Taunting Policies

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL April 16, 2017 at 11:39 pm 0 comments

    The NFL is considering relaxing its anti-celebration rules, which apparently can’t come soon enough not only for players but also for officials. The NFL’s Competition Committee has been discussing the issue for months. Last season, there were 34 penalties that were specifically called “taunting” (including declined penalties), according to ESPN’s […]

     
  • Demetrious Johnson Ties Anderson Silva With 10th Title Defense

    Demetrious Johnson Ties Anderson Silva With 10th Title Defense

    Mike Aglialoro, MMA, UFC April 15, 2017 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has officially tied one of the most prestigious records in combat sports: Anderson Silva’s mark of 10 consecutive UFC title defenses. Johnson (26-2-1) tied Silva’s record at UFC Fight Night on Saturday by submitting Wilson Reis (22-7) via armbar at 4:49 of the third round. […]

     
  • Kristaps Porzingis Skips Exit Meets Amid Frustration

    Kristaps Porzingis Skips Exit Meets Amid Frustration

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA April 14, 2017 at 11:29 pm 0 comments

    Kristaps Porzingis skipped exit meetings with New York Knicks management due to frustration over what he perceives as the dysfunction and drama surrounding the organization, team sources told ESPN.com. Under team president Phil Jackson, the Knicks have struggled in Porzingis’ two seasons in New York, losing a combined 101 games. […]

     
  • Eli Manning Accused of Memorabilia Fraud in Lawsuit

    Eli Manning Accused of Memorabilia Fraud in Lawsuit

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL April 13, 2017 at 11:06 pm 0 comments

    Eli Manning turned over a potentially incriminating email earlier this month in connection with a lawsuit that claims the quarterback, the New York Giants and a team equipment manager knowingly provided false game-worn memorabilia to collectors. The email was included in a court filing in Bergen County (N.J.) Superior Court […]

     
  • City of St. Louis Sues NFL Over Rams Relocation

    City of St. Louis Sues NFL Over Rams Relocation

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL April 12, 2017 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

    The city of St. Louis filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the National Football League over the Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles, alleging the league violated its own relocation guidelines and enriched itself at the expense of the community it left behind. The move comes 15 months after the team departed. […]

     
  • Linebacker James Laurinaitis Retires After Eight Years

    Linebacker James Laurinaitis Retires After Eight Years

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL April 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

    James Laurinaitis, who carved out an eight-year career as one of the game’s most productive, reliable middle linebackers, is retiring from the NFL. Laurinaitis made the announcement on his Twitter account on Tuesday. He thanked many of those involved in his career and wrote, “I still love the game but […]