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Seattle Mariners: King Felix extension on hold due to elbow issues?

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

The Internet exploded when it was reported last week that the Seattle Mariners were about to sign pitcher Felix Hernandez to a seven-year, $175 million deal. Though the reported deal IS huge, there's no denying that Hernandez has been a workhorse and the team needs him if they're ever going ...

2013 NFL Draft: Matt Barkley may not throw at Combine

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley will (apparently) not be throwing at the 2013 NFL Draft Combine. Technically, he's "not sure" if he'll throw. Either way, this isn't earth-shattering news for a top quarterback prospect who expects to go high in the subsequent draft. Except Barkley isn't expected to go high in ...

Mike Eruzione to sell jersey and stick from “Miracle on Ice”

Friday, January 25th, 2013

It's not often something comes up on the sports memorabilia market that's probably really worth its price. Mike Eruzione's jersey and stick from the 1980 Olympic hockey victory over the Soviet Union might just be one of those things. The former Team USA captain is selling his jersey, stick, and other ...

USC Trojans: Armond Armstead to sign with NFL team after season in Canada

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

I suppose former USC defensive lineman Armond Armstead would have a problem with being associated with USC in the headline and in this sentence since he is suing them for allegedly causing the heart attack that caused him to miss the 2011 season and go undrafted in the 2012 draft. ...

Syracuse Basketball: James Southerland suspended indefinitely

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Syracuse forward James Southerland has been suspended indefinitely for "eligibility issues." It's rumored that his suspension is due to academic issues, most likely from the fall semester. If that's the case, this is a remarkably similar scenario to that of Fab Melo last season. Melo ended up leaving the team ...

Minnesota T-Wolves: Kevin Love re-fractures shooting hand

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

So yeah, anyone who wasn't sure if the Minnesota Timberwolves were cursed when Ricky Rubio decided to stay in Spain, injured his knee last season when leading something of an offensive revival for a fiesty T-wolves squad, or when lynchpin forward Kevin Love fractured his shooting hand in October which put him ...

Wisconsin Badgers: Barry Alvarez to coach team in 2013?

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

When Brett Bielema left Wisconsin for Arkansas, athletic director Barry Alvarez stepped in to coach the team in its Rose Bowl appearance this January. The 65 year old Alvarez was the head coach of the Badgers from 1990 to 2005 before retiring and naming Bielema his successor. Alvarez's return as ...

Boxing: Manny Pacquiao’s Mom has a theory

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Following Juan Manuel Marquez's shocking knockout of Manny Pacquiao Saturday, the boxing world has tried to figure out how the 39-year-old Marquez suddenly found more punching power than he had in his first three encounters with Pacquiao. The conventional wisdom/conspiracy theory of choice is that Marquez has been doping. To wit: he ...