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  • Aggies' Zaycoven Henderson arrested on multiple charges

    12/10/2017 9:30:13 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-10-2017 | Brent Zwerneman
    COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M senior starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana, according to KBTX-TV. Two men pointed a gun at several people at Campus Village Apartments in College Station, according to the report, around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police found the two trying to leave the apartments and later found marijuana and also the rifle in nearby woods, according to the station. The driver of the car, Terry Lechler Florez Jr., was charged with possession of marijuana. Henderson is suspended...
  • An 8-Team Playoff Would Solve Most Of College Football's Biggest Championship Problems

    12/09/2017 8:18:24 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-9-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff field is set and there was one controversial decision — the committee took Alabama over Ohio State. While our projection had Alabama in as the fourth team rather easily, many felt that Ohio State had he stronger resume based on bigger wins and the sometimes important conference championship. Playoff committee chairman Kirby Hocutt made it sound like the decision wasn't that hard, calling the Buckeyes' 31-point loss to unranked Iowa "damaging" and noting that the committee felt Alabama was "clearly the No. 4 team in the country.". The decision was also controversial because it means this...
  • Giancarlo Stanton declines trades to Giants, Cardinals

    12/08/2017 5:30:34 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 35 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/8/17 | ESPN
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Giancarlo Stanton has ruled out the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals as teams he's willing to be traded. The Giants announced Friday they were no longer in the mix to work out a trade for the Marlins slugger and National League MVP after having reached the parameters of a deal with new Miami CEO Derek Jeter and his team. "Our agreement with the Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton subject to his waiving of the no-trade clause will not move forward and it is our understanding that the Marlins and Stanton are exploring other options," the...
  • Facing Boss-sized expectations, Boone must bring Bombers a World Series title

    12/07/2017 7:18:23 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 4, 2017 | Andrew Marchand
    NEW YORK -- For Aaron Boone, it's like The Boss is back in town. The expectations for what he needs to accomplish as the next manager of the New York Yankees are straight from the late George Steinbrenner’s merciless ethos: Either win a World Series, or fail. The job is a blessing and a curse. There is so much young talent on the roster and so much more on the way, which makes the Yankees a win-now team. But if Boone doesn’t win over the next couple of years, fingers will be pointed at him and the man who hired...
  • N.J. argues that it can legalize sports betting, and Supreme Court seems to agree

    12/04/2017 9:51:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2017 | By Robert Barnes
    A majority of the Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow New Jersey to proceed with its plan to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks, a move that could open a rush among states to grab a share of what is now billions of dollars in illegal gambling. Several justices suggested that they agreed with New Jersey’s argument that a federal prohibition from 1992 barring states from authorizing sports betting is flawed because the law forces states to keep in place a betting ban that their residents no longer favor.
  • 2017 Bowl Games: Announcements... [All Four Playoff Teams from TRUMP States!]

    12/04/2017 5:33:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/3/17 | Chip Patterson, etc
    The wild and wacky process of college football bowl game selections went down Sunday as 78 of the 130 FBS teams filled slots in 39 postseason contests. (There are 81 bowl-eligible teams, meaning three were left out.) It all started with the announcement of....
  • NY Giants Player Who Continues To Protest Tells Upset Fans What He Thinks Of Them

    12/03/2017 5:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    American News Hub ^ | 12/03/17 | Nick Arama
    **SNIP** “You hear ‘coward’ and ‘stand up’ and ‘disgrace,’’ Vernon told the New York Post. “It’s fine. As long as nobody comes on the field and touches me. You stay where you at, you’re going to be all right. They have a right. Oh yeah, I hear it all the time.” And then there was the advice: “If they don’t like it, don’t come to the game.’’ And the fact is the fans may be doing exactly that.
  • Playoff Chair Says 'Alabama Was Clearly The No. 4 Team' And It Wasn't That Close (College football)

    12/03/2017 5:25:37 PM PST · by blam · 144 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-3-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff committee has spoken and Alabama is in over Ohio State as the fourth team and will play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal. Bama-vs.-Ohio State was debated heavily following the conference championship games on Saturday. Ohio State had a conference championship and more impressive wins. But they also had something Alabama did not have, a second loss, an ugly 33-point debacle against Iowa. The decision was also controversial because it means this year's playoff will have no teams from the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Instead, it will have two teams from the SEC, including one...
  • LIVE! We're Projecting The College Football Playoff Teams All Day On 'Championship Saturday'

    12/02/2017 5:21:44 PM PST · by blam · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-2-2017 | Cork Gaines
    It's Championship Saturday! One game is in the books at Oklahoma blew out TCU, 41-17. That put the Sooners in the playoff and officially eliminated TCU. That leaves as many as eight teams that could have a case to be included in the playoff's last three spots depending on how the last three major conference championship games play out on Saturday. But in reality, there are five teams that still control their own destiny. Outside of those teams, there are two teams that could have strong cases, including Alabama, who needs some help, and one team that would likely need...
  • Many open seats as Cowboys-Redskins kickoff (less than half full)

    12/01/2017 2:01:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 11/30/17 | STEFAN STEVENSON
    ARLINGTON The luster of the Dallas Cowboys may be growing dull. The stadium that seats over 90,000 was less than half full at kickoff Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Rally towels laid on the back of seats throughout the stadium stood out starkly.
  • NFL Viewership Down 20 Percent, Could Cost League $920 Million In Telecast Profits

    11/30/2017 9:17:32 AM PST · by Thalean · 90 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Nov 5, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    Colin Kaepernick’s anti-anthem antics have hurt the NFL big-time—the league lost roughly a million regular-season viewers last year, compared to the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In total, this was about a 6 percent drop in viewership. But that’s nothing compared to this year’s carnage. In the wake of the latest round of player protests (and President Trump’s twitter assault), viewership is in free-fall. Forbes reports that this season’s television viewership is down by 3 million relative to the 2013 and 2014 seasons. And when accounting for the telecast’s average reach, and live ticket sales, the NFL’s viewership is down by...
  • Sources: NFL agrees to commit nearly $100M over seven years to social justice causes

    11/29/2017 9:47:26 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 154 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2017 | Jim Trotter and Jason Reid
    The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, ESPN has learned. The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute nearly $100 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education. During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents...
  • Watch: Alabama basketball finishes with just three players after entire bench ejected

    11/25/2017 4:58:37 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 39 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | November 25, 2017 | Thomas Lott Omnisport
    As crazy as it may have been how Alabama's football team was manhandled by Auburn, it's not nearly as crazy as what the Crimson Tide basketball team was forced to do. The entire Tide bench got ejected while they had one player foul out and another get hurt, so they played three-on-five basketball in the second half of Saturday's 89-84 loss to Minnesota.
  • Jerry Jones says he won't sue NFL over Roger Goodell's contract

    11/22/2017 3:04:05 PM PST · by Coronal · 7 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 22, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    Last week, the NFL sent a letter to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones accusing hims of "conduct detrimental to the league" after Jones threatened to sue the other owners if they approved commissioner Roger Goodell's new contract. It was the latest escalation between the league and Jones, a schism that appears to have origins in Goodell's decision to suspend Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games. But on Tuesday, Jones abruptly dropped the idea of a lawsuit. According to a letter from Jones to Falcons owner and chair of the compensation committee Arthur Blank obtained by the New York...
  • NFL banks billions of dollars on the backs of taxpayers and small businesses

    11/22/2017 3:36:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jeff Mordock
    Take-a-knee protests spark conversation on whether public investment in teams pays off for communitiesThe Cincinnati Bengals threatened the unthinkable in 1995. Team owner Mike Brown vowed the team would move to Baltimore unless a new stadium was built. Taxpayers in Hamilton County, Ohio, where Cincinnati is located, feared something greater than wounded civic pride if their football team left. They worried that the Bengals’ departure would spur an economic crisis throughout the region. A University of Cincinnati study released at the time estimated that the Bengals added $77 million to the local economy. Hamilton County residents could avert disaster, however....
  • Report: Some NFL Owners Pushing For Teams To Stay In Locker Room For National Anthem Next Year

    11/22/2017 5:05:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 129 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 11/21/17 | Chris Chavez
    Some NFL owners are considering a change to the league's national anthem policy that would possibly keep players in the locker room when the Star-Spangled Banner is played before football games, according to The Washington Post. Any policy change would have to be discussed after the season. “I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” an unnamed source told The Post.
  • LaVar Ball wanted President Trump to fly son out of China on Air Force One

    11/21/2017 12:38:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alex Butler
    Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Basketball dad LaVar Ball says he would've thanked President Donald Trump for getting his son out of China if he had used Air Force One. Ball was on CNN Monday night when he made the claim. After several back-and-forths, Ball refused to thank President Trump for his help in getting LiAngelo Ball and his UCLA Bruins basketball teammates out of China. Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store earlier this month in Hangzhou. They were later arrested and released on bail. Trump said he coordinated with...
  • NFL extends deal to play three more years in Mexico

    11/21/2017 6:54:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    LA SLIMES ^ | 11/19/17
    The NFL has extended its deal to play an annual game in Mexico for three more years. The league and the Ministry of Tourism announced Sunday an agreement to play a game each year from 2019-21.
  • Tickets for Redskins Thanksgiving game vs. Giants going for as little as $7

    11/21/2017 3:58:49 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 73 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | By: staff
    WASHINGTON - The playoff hopes for the Washington Redskins took a big hit Sunday after they lost to the New Orleans Saints and blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead in the process. After the loss, it appears the Redskins fan base is also reeling as well based off of the ticket prices for their next home game on Thanksgiving. The Redskins will have a short turnaround this week as they will host the New York Giants at Fedex Field on Thursday. While the matchup will be a nationally televised battle between NFC East rivals, there are tickets available on the...
  • LaVar Ball still refuses to thank Donald Trump, cracks jokes (Wanted them flown home on Air Force 1)

    11/20/2017 10:04:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 21, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    Thanksgiving is around the corner, but LaVar Ball isn't exactly in the thankful spirit. The outspoken basketball dad sat down with Chris Cuomo on “CNN Tonight” Monday evening to discuss his son LiAngelo’s recent shoplifting arrest in China and LaVar’s insistence that he does not need to thank Donald Trump for his apparent help in freeing LiAngelo and the other two UCLA player’s arrested. “It just doesn't make any sense why you didn't thank him,” Cuomo said. “Did you thank the doctor for bringing you into this world?” Ball asked. Cumo chuckled, unable to respond. “Well you better go back...