New York Knicks set record with 13th straight loss

January 8, 2015 – 1:28 am by Ryan Phillips
    Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks

The New York Knicks are having a less than ideal season. OK, let’s be real, they suck. And the team’s level of awful hit a new low on Wednesday night when they lost to the Washington Wizards 101-91.

The loss to the Wizards was New York’s 13th in a row, setting a record. It is the longest in-season losing streak in franchise history. It was also the Knicks’ 23rd loss in the last 24 games. It also dropped them to a horrendous 5-33 on the season.

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Report: Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Timofey Mozgov

January 7, 2015 – 4:43 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their roster shakeup on Wednesday as they added a big man who will likely step into the starting for the injured Anderson Varejao.

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavs have traded two first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Russian center Timofey Mozgov. The Cavs control picks from the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder and will be sending those to the Nuggets. Obviously they won’t be high selections, but Denver could use as many assets as it can get.

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Stuart Scott’s ESPN2 Debut a Cornucopia of 90s Awesomeness

January 6, 2015 – 11:51 pm by Hickey

We said goodbye to Stuart Scott this week, which is sad. But death makes us celebrate life and bring up joyful memories which had long been forgotten. It is the best way of coping with such things, I suppose.

One of those memories is of Scott’s debut at ESPN — specifically on ESPN2 the night the network was launched, Oct. 1, 1993. It is magical, partially because you can tell Scott is a star in the making, though one without the power to go as over-the-top as he would later be known for. The other is the sheer nineties-ness of the entire presentation — the thing really is a time capsule.  We’ve decided to provide you with a second-by-second synopsis of the action as it unfolds, because this is cooler than the other side of the pillow.

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Video: Keith Olbermann’s tribute to Stuart Scott is perfect

January 6, 2015 – 3:55 am by Ryan Phillips
    Keith Olbermann Stuart Scott

The tributes that have emerged out of every corner of the sports world in the wake of Stuart Scott’s tragic passing on Sunday. While Scott’s long-time colleague Rich Eisen’s tribute was wonderful, Keith Olbermann may have taken the cake.

Olbermann has become something of a master at eulogizing people he had a deep respect for. His tribute to Scott was no different. It was poignant and beautiful because he told stories that summed up just who Scott was, and why Olbermann respected him so much. Others have discussed why they liked or even loved Scott. It seems like everyone did. But Olbermann dove into Scott’s courage, and how it impacted the way he worked and the way he lived his life.

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The 6 worst NFL quarterbacks to ever win a playoff game

January 2, 2015 – 3:56 pm by Hickey
    Tim Tebow Denver Broncos

Arizona Cardinals fans are a hardy bunch, spending many a year frying in the bleachers of Sun Devil Stadium while watching a terrible football product.

Now Cardinal fans finally get to support a winner in a climate-controlled environment, with Saturday’s game at Carolina marking the franchise’s fourth playoff appearance since moving west in 1988. Of course, there is a catch — winning requires a competent effort from third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley, who may well be one of the worst quarterbacks to ever set foot on a field in a playoff game.

But worry not, Cardinal fans! There is precedent for terrible quarterbacks winning playoff games! In fact, just to get your hopes up, we proudly present you with a (pick) six-pack of the worst.

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Adam Gase is the NFL’s hottest coaching candidate

December 29, 2014 – 6:37 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Adam Gase

Word broke Monday afternoon that the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons both want to speak with Adam Gase, the Denver Broncos’ 36-year-old offensive coordinator, about their head coaching vacancies. The 49ers officially parted ways with Jim Harbaugh Sunday evening and Atlanta canned Mike Smith on Monday.

The Broncos will reportedly allow Gase to interview with those teams (and any others that may come calling) in Denver later this week. The team’s players have Thursday, Friday and Saturday off as a result of earning a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

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Video: Victor Oladipo posterizes LeBron James

December 27, 2014 – 1:43 am by Ryan Phillips
    Oladipo LeBron dunk

Man, Victor Oladipo is fun to watch. The second-year Orlando Magic guard is one of the more explosive players in the NBA already and Friday night he showed that off once again. In the third quarter of Orlando’s 98-89 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oladipo had a sick dunk over none other than LeBron James.

After Elfrid Payton stripped Kevin Love on the defensive end, he got the ball up to Oladipo in transition. The Indiana product caught the ball, took two steps and threw down on King James, who made an attempt at blocking the dunk. It was emphatic and gorgeous.

Video of the dunk is below.

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Report: Todd Gurley to enter 2015 NFL Draft

December 26, 2014 – 9:15 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Todd Gurley

Georgia football coach Mark Richt says that junior running back Todd Gurley has told him he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Richt made that announcement after Friday’s practice for the Belk Bowl. The No. 13 Bulldogs are set to take on No. 20 Louisville on Tuesday.

Gurley was the early-season Heisman Trophy favorite after getting off to an explosive start. But his season was waylaid by a four-game suspension, then ended by a torn ACL in his left knee. Despite the injury, Gurley is thought to still be a first-round pick.

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