B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

February 9, 2016 – 2:42 pm by Will DeWitt


UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still planning on coming out of retirement, however, it just won’t be at UFC 196 as originally planned.

Instead, Penn announced on his website that there has been a slight change of plans and he will now square off against an unnamed opponent at UFC 197 on April 23.

Penn said that he was certain that he would return at UFC 196, but that the UFC changed its plans.

“I thought the fight guaranteed was going to happen because the UFC, they set up medicals for me to do,” Penn said. “I did the medicals and they were sending a film crew down and we were getting all that together and I assumed we were setting up the fight, and that might have been what was happening. But, at the end of the day, Sean Shelby (UFC matchmaker) called me and said it would be more convenient for all of us to move the fight to April 23rd.”

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Report: LeSean McCoy accused of assaulting two off-duty Philadelphia police officers

February 8, 2016 – 1:44 pm by Will DeWitt
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According to multiple sources, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, is being investigated after two off-duty Philadelphia police officers were assaulted and seriously injured in early Sunday morning at the Recess Lounge.

The police report states that two officers were hospitalized as a result of their injuries. One officer suffered a fractured skull, with broken ribs and a broken nose. McCoy was joined by Curtis Brinkley who played in the NFL and won the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award.

Mike Rodak tweeted out the official police report:

There is a video of the off-duty cops and both McCoy and Brinkley being ejected from the scene, but the video did not capture the brawl that took place.

The Buffalo Bills have issued their own statement on the matter:

“We are aware of the reports regarding LeSean McCoy and in the process of gathering more information. We will not provide any further comment at this time.”

Even though McCoy does not have a history of off-the-field incidents, if the allegations prove to be true, it is hard to see a scenario in which the 27-year-old running back plays another down in the NFL. He was a member of the Eagles from 2009-14 before being traded to Buffalo.

Report: Chiefs working on Eric Berry extension

February 3, 2016 – 8:12 pm by Will DeWitt

According to a tweet from Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs are pushing to re-sign one of their top defenders in Eric Berry.

Berry played in every game in 2015 and had a solid year with 61 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions which earned him a spot on the NFL’s All-Pro team. He also found himself at his first Pro Bowl this past week.

In 2014, Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, putting his NFL career in a fog, but he fought through and was cancer free in 2015.

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There’s a petition to remove NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury

February 1, 2016 – 7:56 pm by Will DeWitt


Disgruntled hockey fans have started a petition for the removal of NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury that is starting to gain serious traction.

The petition currently has over 5,000 signatures (and counting) from fans who are not fond of Milbury and his role with the network.

According to the petition:

“His rude and demeaning matter has not only made many of the NBCSN Intermission reports significantly less enjoyable but has also caused many of the fans to call for a change, something that NBC has failed to do. Many believe he is a disgrace to the sport of hockey everywhere and he has proved it once again during the 2016 NHL All Star Weekend.

Milbury has said several incredibly disrespectful comments regarding the fan voted captain for the Pacific Division, John Scott. No player no matter what the circumstances should blatantly be made fun of, especially a fan voted player during the All Star Weekend, a weekend said to be for the fans.”

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Pro Bowl OT Kyle Long rips his critics on Instagram

January 29, 2016 – 9:41 am by Will DeWitt


For the third-straight season, Kyle Long finds himself in Honolulu, Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl.

After his first two seasons where he excelled as a right guard, the Chicago Bears shifted him one spot to tackle just before the season began in hopes to solidify their exterior of their offensive line.

However, with a new position came some growing pains as Long, who battled injuries all season, found himself struggling at times. His struggles led to many of the Chicago media criticizing the move, stating he was better suited as a guard and that Bears needed to move him back to his former position.

However, despite an up and down season, Long finds himself in the Pro Bowl for the third time in his three years in the league.

Yesterday he ripped his critics with an Instagram post.

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Three quarterbacks that should have made Pro Bowl

January 28, 2016 – 2:53 pm by Will DeWitt

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Earlier this week, it was reported that Teddy Bridgewater and Jameis Winston will be heading to the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl for the first time in their respective careers. While that’s great for these two young quarterbacks, taking a look at some of the numbers, a few more deserving players were left out to dry.

First, let’s take a look at the numbers for both Bridgewater and Winston. Bridgewater threw for 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns, nine interceptions and finished with a passer rating of 88.7. Winston threw for more yards (4,042), more touchdowns (22), more interceptions (15), which led to a lower passer rating (84.2).

None of these numbers are mind boggling, but when you have to replace players like Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer and Tom Brady you’re not going to have the top-tier players in terms of production.

Taking a look around the league, one could make the argument that there were three more deserving players that should be in Hawaii this weekend.

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NHL suspends Ovechkin and Toews for missing All-Star game

January 28, 2016 – 11:37 am by Will DeWitt


Two of the NHL’s biggest stars won’t be participating in the league’s all-star activities this weekend, and the NHL is not happy.

Both Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews will miss the all-star game due to injury and illness respectively, which should be legitimate excuses to not take the ice in a game that has no genuine meaning. Well, due to a league rule both players will receive a one-game suspension due to their absence.

According to a tweet from James Mirtle, “Ovechkin will miss the Capitals’ game on Feb. 2 against the Florida Panthers, while Toews will miss the Blackhawks’ game on Feb. 2 at the Colorado Avalanche.”

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Report: NHL All-Stars to receive personalized Gibson guitars

January 27, 2016 – 4:25 pm by Will DeWitt


According to a tweet from Adam Vingan, a Nashville Predators beat reporter for The Tennessean, every NHL All-Star will receive a personalized Gibson guitar.

The pictured guitar above is for the Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. And if the guitar was not enough, you can see there are a number of other “goodies” in the image as well that is rumored to be a part of the players’ gift package at this year’s NHL All-Star Game. One that stands out appears to be a bottle of whiskey.

What symbolizes “Nashville” better than a Gibson guitar and a bottle of whiskey?

Nothing that I can think of.

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