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San Francisco Giants Bring Back Michael Morse on Minor League Deal

Every San Francisco Giants fan just received an early Christmas present. The Giants have agreed to a minor league deal with former World Series …

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Democracies end<p>when they are too democratic.<p>And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.<p>Illustration by Zohar Lazar<p>As this dystopian …

NFL says this time it's more serious about stadium

For two decades, billionaires, business leaders, Hollywood celebrities and high-powered politicians have taken turns trying to coax the NFL back to Los Angeles. Their efforts have been futile.<p>Football fans in the region, fatigued by broken promises and dead-end deals, have been largely skeptical. …

Jameis Winston well aware NFL demands its QBs pass image test too

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, who each promised to do the full workout at this year's NFL scouting combine, kept their word Saturday as both …

NFL

Sean Gilbert meets NFLPA criteria, set to challenge DeMaurice Smith

Sean Gilbert, a former NFL star who went public with his candidacy to oppose incumbent DeMaurice Smith as executive director of the NFLPA, has …

The NFL draft is over, but idiots on Twitter are still being homophobic about Michael Sam

The historic draft of the first openly gay player in NFL history has led to some truly regrettable tweets<p>After nearly seven full rounds of the often-interminable NFL draft, Michael Sam was finally selected by the St. Louis Rams, putting him on the path to becoming the first openly gay player in …

Don Jones apologizes for tweet

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins have fined second-year defensive back Don Jones an undisclosed amount and excused him from the team following critical …

Report: No fines for Sidney Crosby, Henrik Lundqvist after Game 6

Sidney Crosby and Henrik Lundqvist reportedly will not be fined for separate incidents during the same scrum at the end of the second period in Game …

No plans to move Rio Games, says IOC | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - London has not been approached about the possibility of staging the 2016 Olympics due to delays in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC said on Friday in pouring cold water on English media reports that the Games could be moved.<p>Construction workers on strike are pictured outside the Rio 2016 …

Sunderland face fight over 'lenient' punishment for ineligible player

The Premier League is facing the possibility of a legal battle with three of their own clubs after it emerged that Cardiff City, Norwich City and Fulham have joined forces and instructed lawyers to fight the controversial decision not to dock Sunderland points for fielding an ineligible player.<p><i>The</i> …

The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?

Now that the NBA is addressing ownership problems that fester behind closed doors, will the NFL step up to deal with a problem in plain sight?<p>After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver determined that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was the voice on the audio recording telling friend V. Stiviano not to …

Manchester City and PSG await FFP penalties

<b>The first ever Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions against football clubs who don't break even are set to be imposed, with big guns Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain in the firing line of Uefa regulators.</b><p>The underlying aim of these rules is to ensure that over the long term clubs only spend …

Pro sports raffle bill clears its first hurdle in the Legislature

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would allow professional sports teams to hold high-stakes, charitable raffles during games won overwhelming support from its first legislative committee.<p>On Wednesday, the Assembly Governmental Organization panel voted 10 to 2 to send the proposal to the Assembly …

Los Angeles Dodgers

Adam Silver gives Donald Sterling lifetime ban from NBA

NEW YORK — Denouncing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments in strong language, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the league has banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million.<p>Clippers president Andy Roeser will handle day to day operations of the club for now, …

Flash's Carli Lloyd suspended 2 games

ELMA, N.Y. -- Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Western New York Flash midfielder Carli Lloyd has been suspended for two games by the National …

Ranking college football's realignment moves entering the playoff era.

We've finally reached a point where conference realignment rumors don't own the college football offseason -- for now, at least -- but the national …

NFL Investigating Redskins-Themed AR-15 Rifle

The National Football League is investigating a Washington Redskins-themed AR-15 rifle that turned up at a gun show near Washington, D.C. over the …

NFL

How Smoking Weed Made a College Basketball Star Go Pro

Mitch McGary tried to do the right thing during March Madness. Instead, he saw his college basketball career go up in smoke.<p>McGary announced on …

NBA plans Tuesday news conference on Sterling

The NBA is planning a Tuesday news conference to discuss the investigation into embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged …

NBA Owner Sterling To Girlfriend: Why Bring Black People To My Games?

We all knew that Donald Sterling was a racist and an overall horrible human being. So TMZ's lurid audio of the Los Angeles Clippers owner enraged …

Ex-Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Low Pay, 'Jiggle Test'

Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments.<p>In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday, one even said they had to take a …

Umpires Need Replay After Losing Track Of Balls And Strikes, Still Get Call Wrong

Even though we knew Major League Baseball's replay system would have some hiccups, nobody could have predicted umpires would need it just to remember the count and still get it wrong... And that is exactly what happened during a game between the Twins and Rays.<p>The confusion started on the fourth …

Wild's Cooke suspended seven games for kneeing

@NHL<p><b>NEW YORK</b> -– Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended seven games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Game …