Joe Philbin's Time Runs Out As Dolphins Coach

10/5/2015 2:41pm EDT
Miami Dolphins Fire Head Coach Joe Philbin
The Miami Dolphins fired their Head Coach, Joe Philbin, on Monday after getting off to a disappointing 1-3 start. Philbin was the Dolphins eighth head coach since 1996. He is the first head coach in the NFL to be fired this season, although he will undoubtedly not be the last. Philbin went 24-28 since taking over in 2012.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross released a statement on the firing,

“This was a tough decision for me to make knowing how tirelessly Joe worked in his four years here to make this a winning team. He is a man of the highest character and integrity that I developed a close p...

Bill Simmons Continues To Rip Into Former Employer ESPN

10/4/2015 9:28am EDT
Bill Simmons Says ESPN Tried To Sabotage Grantland, Wanted Him T
Bill Simmons, the former ESPN turned HBO personality known for mixing pop culture and entertainment news with his takes on sports, lobbed some strong words at his former employer in a podcast released Friday.

Simmons, who only recently came back in the public eye after being canned by ESPN earlier this year, said he believes that ESPN's management didn't do enough to help his website, Grantland, succeed. While Simmons chose his words at least somewhat carefully, it appears he is claiming that he was set up to fail.

"These guys weren't trying to make us succeed," he said on the show. "I th...

SMU Men's Basketball Banned From Postseason

9/29/2015 3:56pm EDT
SMU Basketball, Larry Brown Gets Hit With Serious NCAA Violation
On April 17, 2012, ESPN reported that Southern Methodist University had hired the legendary Larry Brown, 71, to be the head coach of men’s basketball coach. This is what you get when you hired someone like Brown.

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions panel ruled that the SMU men’s basketball team was to be sanctioned for multiple violations. Among the violations were academic fraud and unethical conduct. Head coach Larry Brown becomes the latest in a line of head coaches whose credibility will take a hit. Brown has been charged with lack of head coach control and suspended for the ...

Cleveland And Tristan Thompson Having Contract Problems?

9/28/2015 2:05pm EDT
Tristan Thompson And Cleveland Cavaliers Can't Reach Contract Ag
Maybe being friends with LeBron James doesn't give you the advantages we thought. Not when you open up negotiations asking for a five-year, $94 million contract.

Cleveland Cavaliers playoff hero and fan favorite Tristan Thompson deserves to get paid. He is worth more to his current team than any other. He works hard every night. He is one of the best, if not the best, offensive rebounders in the league. Perhaps most importantly they drafted him. At a time where athletes switch teams and cities like it means nothing, Cleveland has a chance to keep one of their own.

Cavs & Tristan Thompso...

Jeff Gordon Cements His Place In NASCAR History

9/27/2015 6:00pm EDT
Jeff Gordon Makes Sports History As NASCAR's New 'Iron Man'
Jeff Gordon has received a lot of honors and tributes as he completes his final 's new 'Iron Man' and one of the few athletes who have been able to display remarkable consistency in their chosen sport.

By taking the green flag for Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Gordon made his 789th consecutive NSCS start. That handed him the sport's 'Iron Man' title over Ricky Rudd, who made 788 starts between 1981 and 2005.

Gordon has not missed a race since he debuted in NASCAR's top class on November 15, 1992 - that's almost 23 years of never skipping one day of work.

To put t...

Sex, Fights, But No Video Tapes At 'Bama's Crimson Tide?

9/24/2015 4:13pm EDT
Lane Kiffin Sexing Update: Crimson Tide Asst. Coach In Middle Of
Did Lane Kiffin sleep with the Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban's daughter -- and the two men exchange blows over the alleged sexual encounter?

If so, that explains why rumors of Lane Kiffin being fired from UA are swirling like wildfire. However, according to TMZ Sports, Coach Kiffin did not resign after the sexual interactions allegations and alleged fisticuffs with the head man at UA.

On Thursday, gossip fireworks went off as buzz began circulating in Tuscaloosa over the reported sudden departure of Lane Kiffin. The Alabama offensive coordinator allegedly lost his job -- is...

The NFL’s Best Safety Is Back!

9/23/2015 2:13pm EDT
Kam Chancellor Ends Holdout, Will Return To Seahawks
The best safety in the NFL is returning to the gridiron.

#BREAKING: Kam Chancellor ends holdout, returns to @Seahawks

— 710 ESPN Seattle (@710ESPNSeattle) September 23, 2015

The three-time Pro Bowler told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith in a text message that he was coming back. He made reference to wanting to get back to helping his teammates, specifically running back Marshawn Lynch.

Chancellor's contract has one-year left on it. He wanted part of the money from this season to be moved onto his new contract for next season. It was an unort...

Dez Bryant, Did You Forget Your Clothes?

9/14/2015 1:35pm EDT
 Dez Bryant Broken Foot: Injured Cowboys WR In Underwear, Can't
The Dallas Cowboys' Week 1 come-from-behind victory over the New York Giants wasn't pretty, but Dez Bryant -- broken foot or not -- came unglued in his underwear after the win.

A video of the Cowboys wide receiver emerged after Dallas pulled off a last-minute 27-26-comeback win over New York. The 27-second footage shows a hobbling Bryant congratulating his teammates as they returned to the locker room at Cowboys Stadium.

Dez Bryant, FIRED UP (despite being hurt)

— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) September 14, 2015

It's Dez being ani...

Miss America Betty Cantrell Gives Amusing Answer To Deflategate Question

9/14/2015 12:55am EDT
What Miss America Betty Cantrell Said About Tom Brady's Deflated
Betty Cantrell was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night. The 21-year-old former Miss Georgia gave a flawless performance of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio” from Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, but her answer to the judges' question about Tom Brady and the Deflategate scandal is what everyone's talking about.

Because the nation can't let the New England Patriots' Deflategate scandal go, pageant judge Brett Eldredge asked Cantrell if she thought Tom Brady cheated. And no, his question wasn't related to the marriage cheating rumors that surfaced recently.

"New England Quarterback Tom Brady w...

Leah Still Is Cancer Free

9/11/2015 10:53am EDT
Devon Still
Leah Still is doing much better after several months of battling pediatric cancer. According to Today, the 5-year-old daughter of NFL star Devon Still has done a complete "180" after she was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in June 2014. Despite given a 50/50 chance to live, Leah has made incredible strides, and her latest scans (in July) show that she is "cancer-free."

"She's doing a lot better. Her health has made a complete 180, and hopefully will continue to improve," said Devon in a recent interview with Kathie Lee and Hoda this week. He has documented his daughter's journey thro...

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