The first glance response to Mariners player Jesus Montero confronting a person in the stands with a baseball bat during a rehab stint with the club's Single-A affiliate in Everton was that there was a drunk fan who thought he’d abuse a former big leaguer from the safety of the stands and nothing would happen. Then something did. When the story is detailed as to what allegedly happened, it’s beyon
By Paul Lebowitz on Aug 29, 2014
Last season: (12-4, lost to Broncos in AFC Championship) 2014 prediction: (12-4, win AFC East) Defense The Patriots' glaring hole last season came in their secondary. Well, the additions of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner turned a weakness into a strength, as receivers are going to have a tough time getting past those two. The key to that defense will be staying healthy, which they could not
By Jake Brown on Aug 29, 2014
The offense of the Cleveland Browns has struggled throughout training camp and the preseason. Those difficulties occurred while the Browns still had it's best offensive play-maker on the roster. That man is now not welcome at team facilities until 2015. Dynamic wide receiver Josh Gordon had been facing an indefinite suspension from the National Football League for repeated violations of the league
By Zac Wassink on Aug 28, 2014
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for all 16 of the team's 2014 National Football League regular season games following repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon was reportedly popped for marijuana during a drug test that occurred this past February. The Gordon suspension was officially held up by the NFL on August 27. Some who cover the league
By Zac Wassink on Aug 28, 2014
Bill Belichick’s accomplishments are not diminished by contextualizing them with the amount of luck he’s had. Belichick has been accorded the right to do whatever he wants with his team, including trading away longtime stars when the public at large believes they’re still performing at a high level. The trade of guard Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round
By Paul Lebowitz on Aug 28, 2014
With new owner Steve Ballmer at the helm, the Los Angeles Clippers are setting themselves up for success with their newest announcement of head coach Doc Rivers’ contract extension. Rivers has two more years left on his three-year contract with the Clippers, where he is also the president of basketball operations. Yahoo Sports has reported that the extension is worth more than $50 million over fiv
By Natalie Saar on Aug 27, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
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