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MLB and Fox give no All-Star Game tribute to Tony Gwynn

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Just a month ago the sports world stopped in its tracks and paid tribute to a great man who left us far too soon. San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 16 at the age of 54, and almost exactly a month later, ...

Report: Saints and Jimmy Graham on verge of record deal

Monday, July 14th, 2014

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was upset that an arbitrator recently ruled him a tight end and not a wide receiver for franchise designation purposes. While that was a serious blow, it looks like Graham will wind up being pretty happy in the end, as he and the ...

Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn UCL

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Oh man, this is bad news. Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees' stellar Japanese hurler was placed on the disabled list yesterday with "elbow inflammation," but after an MRI the news got much, much worse on Thursday. Tanaka has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his ...

Brooklyn Nets to pay record luxury tax bill

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets and owner Mikhail Prokhorov have never been shy about spending money, but this is a little crazy. On Wednesday the NBA released its audit of teams ahead of the start of the new fiscal year (which starts at midnight) and the Nets will pay a ridiculous, record luxury ...

Would it be better for the Yankees if CC Sabathia retired?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Just a few years ago New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. Now, at 33 years old, there is a chance his career will never get back on track. But would it actually be better for the Yankees if Sabathia wound up ...

Los Angeles Lakers offer Carmelo Anthony huge deal

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers met with New York Knicks free agent forward Carmelo Anthony for nearly three hours on Thursday and apparently offered him a max contract during that meeting. Reports now claim that the Lakers offered the 30-year-old a four-year, $95 million deal. While details are still emerging about what ...

Agent for Wade and Bosh refutes Heat contract reports

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

On Tuesday a report surfaced that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh had agreed to contracts with the Miami Heat for reduced amounts of money in order to give the team room to improve under the salary cap. The report made a lot of sense and was largely expected. But later ...

Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings agree to seven-year deal

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Marian Gaborik was an integral part of the Los Angeles Kings' run to a Stanley Cup title this season. While he didn't arrive in LA until the trade deadline, Gaborik settled right in and went on to lead the NHL in postseason goals with 14. The 32-year-old forward was set ...