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Dec 5, 2021

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering cutting WR Antonio Brown

Per Mike Florio: They’ve got time to make a decision, and they’re going to take advantage of the time they have. Per a league source, the Buccaneers are considering cutting receiver Antonio Brown in the aftermath of the news that he supplied the team and the league with a fake vaccination card.

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering cutting WR Antonio Brown

Dec 5, 2021

Parents of ex-Mater Dei football player share new details of attack, school response

He didn’t want his Mater Dei teammates to soak his locker in urine.

The 170-pound football player told his parents the fear of retribution prompted him to agree to fight a more experienced 235-pound teammate in the middle of a Mater Dei locker room.

Parents of ex-Mater Dei football player share new details of attack, school response

Dec 5, 2021

NC State caught in middle of lawsuit between basketball clock-timing providers

A lawsuit involving the nation’s leading basketball timing system has brought into question the involvement of Roger Ayers, one of the top Atlantic Coast Conference referees, and the use of N.C. State’s basketball practice facility to shoot an unauthorized video.

NC State caught in middle of lawsuit between basketball clock-timing providers

Dec 5, 2021

Yasiel Puig asks MLB to address 'unique needs of Latino players' amid lockout

Former MLB outfielder Yasiel Puig implored MLB officials on Twitter on Saturday to better consider the needs of Latino players as the league and the MLBPA work on constructing a new collective bargaining agreement amid the current lockout.

Yasiel Puig asks MLB to address 'unique needs of Latino players' amid lockout

Dec 5, 2021

NFL tentatively pegs 2022 salary cap at $208M, a $25.5 million jump over the 2021 cap

Next year’s salary cap is expected to be where this year’s cap would have been, but for the pandemic. The NFL has essentially sent the in-house memo that the salary cap is expected to be $208 million in 2022.

That represents a $25.5 million jump over 2021, and it lands roughly at the spot where the 2021 cap would have ended up, but for the dramatic reduction from $198 million to $182.5 million, due to the severe limitations on in-stadium attendance during the 2020 season.

NFL tentatively pegs 2022 salary cap at $208M, a $25.5 million jump over the 2021 cap

Dec 5, 2021

Grant Napear’s lawyers claim Sacramento Kings radio station is changing reason for firing him

The lawsuit by a former announcer filed against a radio station that carries Sacramento Kings games got a new wrinkle this week. Grant Napear and his lawyers said in new court filings that Bonneville International, owners of KHTK-AM 1140, now claim they fired Napear last year because the NBA team it carried wanted to cut ties with the veteran sports announcer and broadcaster.

Grant Napear’s lawyers claim Sacramento Kings radio station is changing reason for firing him

Dec 5, 2021

Big Ten invites Tate Myre's family, coaches to serve as honorary captains at championship game

Days after their son and brother was killed in a school shooting outside of Detroit, the Big Ten invited the Myre family to the conference championship game to serve as honorary captains at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Tate Myre was one of four students killed at Oxford High School on Tuesday. Myre’s two brothers, his parents and his high school coaches were all invited onto the field for the coin toss before Iowa and Michigan kicked off on Saturday night in Indianapolis

Big Ten invites Tate Myre's family, coaches to serve as honorary captains at championship game

Dec 5, 2021

Josh Norman not fined by NFL for slamming his fists onto Adam Thielen

In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game between the Vikings and 49ers, San Francisco cornerback Josh Norman was seen dropping both fists aggressively onto the lower back of Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen during a scrum for a loose ball.

Norman wasn’t flagged. He also wasn’t fined, according to NFL Media.

Josh Norman not fined by NFL for slamming his fists onto Adam Thielen

Dec 5, 2021

Dick Vitale thinks Alabama football coach Nick Saban would be 'a steal' at $500 million

ESPN basketball announcer Dick Vitale believes that Nick Saban would be "a steal" even if Alabama football paid him $500 million.

Saban has seven national championship wins and has taken Alabama to six of the seven playoffs before this season. Saturday's SEC championship win gave him his 10th SEC title and eighth at Alabama.

Dick Vitale thinks Alabama football coach Nick Saban would be 'a steal' at $500 million

Dec 5, 2021

Carlisle High basketball player arrested after opponent is knocked out with a punch in handshake line

An Iowa high school student is facing a felony for knocking out an opponent after a game, according to police.

The 17-year-old from Des Moines has been charged with causing willful or serious injury after striking a player on the Nevada Community School's varsity basketball team "without provocation" after a game hosted by the Carlisle Community School on Tuesday, per a statement from Carlisle police.

Carlisle High basketball player arrested after opponent is knocked out with a punch in handshake line

Dec 5, 2021

NFLPA hopes to avoid prosecution of players who obtained and used fake vaccination cards

Now that the NFL and NFL Players Association have jointly announced suspensions of three players for misrepresenting their vaccination status, the question becomes whether the federal government will get involved.

The relevant federal law imposes a punishment of up to five years in prison for buying, procuring, or using a counterfeit vaccination card, with knowledge that the card is fake.

NFLPA hopes to avoid prosecution of players who obtained and used fake vaccination cards

Dec 4, 2021

Seminole Tribe, Hard Rock suspend online sports betting in Florida following court ruling

The Seminole Tribe has suspended operations of its new Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app — Florida’s first legal online sports betting platform.

In a statement released Saturday morning, the Tribe’s spokesperson confirmed the temporary suspension of the gamblinging app, which will no longer any new bets, accounts or deposits from Floridians as a result of an appellate court ruling made Friday.

Seminole Tribe, Hard Rock suspend online sports betting in Florida following court ruling

Dec 4, 2021

Antonio Brown’s former live-in chef now plans to sue over unpaid debt

Steven Ruiz has gotten his pound of flesh. Now he wants his bag of cash.

Antonio Brown‘s former live-in chef, who blew the whistle on Brown having a fake vaccination card, tells TMZ.com that he plans to sue Brown for $10,000 in unpaid bills.

Antonio Brown’s former live-in chef now plans to sue over unpaid debt

Dec 4, 2021

Alabama's Nick Saban and Clemson's Dabo Swinney may get more money thanks to new level of high-dollar coaching deals

New agreements totaling over $375 million have rocketed salaries for the top head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision into a new stratosphere, led by the first nine-figure contract for a public-school coach in LSU hire Brian Kelly.

That has knocked one of the biggest names in the sport, Clemson's Dabo Swinney, down the list of college football's highest-paid coaches -- and it has brought another, Alabama's Nick Saban, much closer to the lead pack. But that may not last for long.

Alabama's Nick Saban and Clemson's Dabo Swinney may get more money thanks to new level of high-dollar coaching deals

Dec 4, 2021

Vikings' Dalvin Cook files defamation, fraud claim against woman who accused him of assault

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook filed a defamation and fraud lawsuit against the former girlfriend and her lawyers who sued him last month claiming he assaulted her and held her hostage in his Dakota County home.

Cook's Hennepin County lawsuit names Gracelyn Trimble, a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army serving in Italy, and her lawyers Daniel Cragg, Anne St. Amant and their firm Eckland & Blando. He is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $50,000.

Vikings' Dalvin Cook files defamation, fraud claim against woman who accused him of assault

Dec 4, 2021

Texas assistant football coach, girlfriend sued after monkey allegedly bites child

A couple has sued Texas assistant coach Jeff Banks and his girlfriend, Danielle Thomas, saying Thomas' monkey bit their child in the backyard of Banks' house on Halloween night.

The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court in Austin on Thursday on behalf of Amy and Casey Clinkenbeard and their child. It seeks damages for gross negligence and defamation.

Texas assistant football coach, girlfriend sued after monkey allegedly bites child

Dec 4, 2021

Hornets place LaMelo Ball, three others in NBA's health and safety protocols

The Charlotte Hornets could be extremely short-handed for their next couple games. The team placed four players — including standout guard LaMelo Ball — in the NBA's health and safety protocols Saturday.

Ball, Jalen McDaniels, Mason Plumlee and Terry Rozier were all placed in the protocols, the team announced.

Hornets place LaMelo Ball, three others in NBA's health and safety protocols

Dec 4, 2021

Big Ben reportedly told former teammates this is his last year with Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger's time with the Pittsburgh Steelers might be coming to an end. Roethlisberger reportedly told former teammates — and some members of the Steelers' organization — this will be his last year as the team's quarterback, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Big Ben reportedly told former teammates this is his last year with Steelers

Dec 4, 2021

LeBron James was 'frustrated, angry' when placed in NBA's COVID protocols

Speaking for the first time since entering and exiting the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, LeBron James expressed frustration with his experience while still supporting the league’s rules for playing safely in the midst of a pandemic.

LeBron James was 'frustrated, angry' when placed in NBA's COVID protocols

Dec 4, 2021

Report: Oregon Ducks have offered ‘massive’ contract extension to Mario Cristobal

On Friday morning, the official report that the University of Miami was going to try and hire head coach Mario Cristobal away from the Oregon Ducks came out.

Soon after, reports that the University of Oregon has offered a “massive” contract extension to their head coach in order to keep him around have now surfaced as well.

Report: Oregon Ducks have offered ‘massive’ contract extension to Mario Cristobal