Brock Lesnar ready to return to UFC?

November 18, 2014 – 2:22 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Brock Lesnar

It seems that every few months we get a headline like the one above, but this time there appears to be some validity to everyone’s favorite mixed martial arts rumor. UFC president Dana White claims that Brock Lesnar is finally fully healthy and interested in returning to the sport.

Lesnar is the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and is under contract with the company through the end of March 2015, which would be sometime after Wrestlemania XXXI. After that, Lesnar will be a free agent. He could continue with wrestling for a few years, or attempt a return to mixed martial arts.

Lesnar will turn 38 in 2015, if he does want to return to fighting he is running out of time to do so. He could probably go back to wrestling again if things don’t work out with the UFC, which means an MMA comeback would make sense right now.

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It’s time for Bobby Knight to fill Mike Davis’ shoes

November 18, 2014 – 12:28 am by Hickey
    Mike Davis Indiana

In September 2000, Mike Davis was placed in one of the most difficult positions in college basketball history when he took over for deposed Indiana coach Bobby Knight shortly after the start of the school year. There was literal rioting on campus. I would know; I was walking amongst the sea of thousands of students that decided a march to IU President Myles Brand’s house was the appropriate course of action.

Davis did an admirable job as IU’s interim coach, getting the team to the NCAA tournament and getting himself the job on a permanent basis.

For one year, it was a beautiful thing. Players who were recruited by and learned the game from Knight played a worry-free, loose style under Davis that meshed so perfectly that the Hoosiers rode it all the way to the national championship game. And that’s where I learned the fine line between angry and joyful student rioting.

Alas, it was all too good to be true. The players recruited by Davis rarely had much to offer in terms of basketball IQ, and a full cycle of them exposed the fact he had never before been a head coach at the collegiate level, much less at one of the nation’s premier programs.

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Florida fires Will Muschamp

November 16, 2014 – 11:40 am by Ryan Phillips
    Will Muschamp

Early Sunday morning reports began to circulate that claim the University of Florida has fired head football coach Will Muschamp. Andy Staples was first to report the news and it has since been confirmed by numerous outlets.

Muschamp is currently in his fourth season at Florida and the Gators are 5-4 with a 4-4 record in the SEC. On Saturday night, they lost to South Carolina 23-20 at home in overtime. That was likely the final straw for athletic director Jeremy Foley.

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Report: Scott Boras tried to cover up Ramirez failed drug test

November 15, 2014 – 1:28 am by Ryan Phillips
    Scott Boras

It seems like every time we think the Biogenesis scandal is over for baseball, another bombshell drops. On Friday, it happened again as a report surfaced that claims Biogenesis boss Anthony Bosch told federal investigators that baseball super agent Scott Boras sought to cover up a failed drug test by then-client Manny Ramirez.

Bosch reportedly claims that Boras tried to help “fabricate medical records and concoct a cover story to explain a failed drug test” by Ramirez. Two sources confirmed the story to Newsday.com.

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NCAA Hoops: Season win total predictions

November 14, 2014 – 5:33 pm by Kevin Johnston

Utah's Delon Wright

So, just in case fantasy NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, EPL, March Madness brackets and NFL eliminators weren’t enough, I stumbled upon a season-long men’s college hoops contest with an intriguing format that I had never seen before.

Rules: Pick exactly five Division I teams with a budget of no more than 100 wins (including postseason wins) from the 2013-14 season. The person whose five teams win the most games in the 2014-15 season wins the contest.

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Brandon Marshall challenges Lions fan to boxing match

November 14, 2014 – 1:17 am by Hickey

Brandon Marshall, A.J. Jefferson

At least one Chicago Bear still has some fight left in him. And all it took was one idiotic, crap-talking Detroit Lions fan to inspire the effort. (Yes, we’re aware that the vast majority of Lions fans could fit under that umbrella).

Lions fan Anthony Kalla, feeling a bit chesty as his team threatens to do jack sh*t for the first time in 21 years, took some jabs at Marshall on Instagram in response to Marshall talking trash about the Lions and the city of Detroit last season.

Remember when you called Detroit the little brother? Haha

WELL LOOK WHOS AT THE BOTTOM NOW YOU BITCH!

Btw your mom is still a whore

Like most clowns raised and desensitized in the internet era, the 24-year-old Kalla probably assumed that his insults would go unnoticed by a human being. (Don’t worry, Anthony. I’m sure you are narcissistically Googling yourself after this crowning achievement. Hopefully you are deeply insulted by these words, as I consider you to be one dumb son of a bitch). Much to his surprise, Marshall responded on Twitter, challenging Kalla to a boxing match.

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MLB Rumors: Red Sox or Giants for Pablo Sandoval

November 12, 2014 – 5:23 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Pablo Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox have been targeting San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval for months, and as soon as the season ended they began their pursuit of the 28-year-old. While several teams want to add the three-time World Series champion, it would appear Sandoval’s market has come down to Boston and San Francisco.

The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays were involved with Sandoval, but their interest isn’t as strong as Boston’s or San Francisco’s. According to Ken Rosenthal, it’s Red Sox or Giants for the Kung Fu Panda.

Sandoval is seeking a six-year contract in the $100 million range and it looks like he’s going to get that kind of deal.

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MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds willing to trade Latos, Leake

November 11, 2014 – 7:24 am by Ryan Phillips
    Mike Leake Mat Latos

The 2014 Major League Baseball offseason has begun in earnest and there are already some crazy rumors flying around. On Monday night reports began to surface that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to make some big-time moves that would reshape their team completely.

Jeff Passan is reporting that the Reds are willing to discuss trades for both Mat Latos and Mike Leake. The Reds won’t discuss Johnny Cueto but would clearly like to remake their pitching staff in exchange for some offense.

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