KeyArena Expansion Dependant on Seattle Expansion Award

As we reported last week, a Seattle NHL expansion team could be in place for the 2021 – 2022 season. If an expansion is awarded to Seattle, the team would play in a renovated KeyArena. The Seattle Hockey Group, who are behind the expansion push, have earmarked $700 million to renovate the stadium. However, they won’t be allowed to begin work on KeyArena until the NHL has officially granted the city a franchise. The news comes from Seattle City Council who last… [Read entire story]

Roquan Smith Records Sack on First NFL Snap

The Chicago Bears fans were given something to be excited about in NFL Week 1, as rookie Roquan Smith impressed. Linebacker Roquan Smith recorded a sack on his first NFL snap in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers. Roquan Smith sacked Packers quarterback DeShone Kizer with just under a minute remaining in the first half. … [Read entire story]

Reports: Mike Gillislee to Sign with New Orleans Saints

Free agent running back Mike Gillislee is set to sign a one year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The move comes just days after Mike Gillislee was released by the New England Patriots last Saturday. Mike Gillislee will sign with New Orleans following a visit to the team on Sunday. He was able to move so quickly due to his vested veteran status. Being released in that manner means he … [Read entire story]

NBA To Implement Rule Change Ahead of New Season

The NBA’s board of governors are expected to pass rule changes ahead of the 2018 – 2019 season, pending approval. The rule changes involve resetting the shot clock from 24 seconds to 14 seconds after an offensive rebound. The move would simplify the clear-path foul rule and expand the definition of the “hostile act”. This would make it easier to trigger an instant reply. … [Read entire story]

Mitch Creek Signs Training Deal with Brooklyn Nets

Australian basketballer Mitch Creek is one step closer to playing in the NBA following developments on Monday. Mitch Creek has officially signed to train with the Brooklyn Nets after impressing for the Dallas Mavericks’ summer league side.   The 26 year old shooting guard/small forward signed an undisclosed deal with Brooklyn as part of a training camp … [Read entire story]

Jordan Clarkson Wants More NBA Players in International Tournaments

After receiving special clearance to play in the Asian Games, Jordan Clarkson has called on the NBA to do more. He believes that more players should be allowed to compete in international tournaments. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard will represent the Philippines in this year’s Asian Games. It is a dream that Jordan Clarkson had seen unfulfilled for years.   “After being told no so many times, I refused to give … [Read entire story]

Christian Hackenberg Signs With Philadelphia Eagles

Forgotten NFL quarterback Christian Hackenberg has somehow found another NFL team in the shape of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles announced the signing of Christian Hackenberg, who has never made an NFL appearance, on Sunday. Christian Hackenberg was the 51st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was picked in the second round by the New York Jets, but the move didn’t work out. He will be behind Carson Wentz and Nick Foles in the Philadelphia Eagles pecking order. Hackenberg will also have to compete with fellow third year… [Read entire story]

Tom Brady Set to Receive Enhanced Contract Worth Extra $5 Million

The New England Patriots are about to add $5 million in performance-based incentives to Tom Brady’s contract, say ESPN. According to Adam Schefter, Tom Brady will sign the enhanced contract by the weekend. Tom Brady, the NFL’s evergreen player and reigning MVP, currently earns less than the market value for a quarterback. His deal is worth roughly $15 million annually. Similar to what New England did with Rob Gronkowski last year, a new deal will bring him up to par. When the Patriots restructured the Gronk’s contract last … [Read entire story]

Jaylen Brown: “No Question” Boston Celtics Will Make 2019 NBA Finals

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown believes that his team will stand for the Eastern Conference in the 2019 NBA Finals. Jaylen Brown expressed his confidence to fellow pro CJ McCollum on McCollum’s ‘Pull Up’ Podcast released this week. “Oh, we’re getting to the Finals. No question about it,” Brown told the Portland Trail Blazers guard… [Read entire story]

Malcolm Mitchell Released by the New England Patriots

New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell was officially released by the team on Monday.   Patriots fans will remember Malcolm Mitchell fondly for his part in their incredible Super Bowl LI comeback. On that day in 2017, the Patriots came back from 28 – 3 down against the Atlanta Falcons to win. In that game, Mitchell had five catches… [Read entire story]

Odell Beckham Jr. Set to Renew Giants Contract

Negotiations between the New York Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. over a new contract are due to begin soon. That is according to Giants co-owner John Mara, who spoke about Odell Beckham Jr. recently. “I anticipate that we’ll be speaking with his agents sooner rather than later,” Mara said. “I’m not going to … [Read entire story]

Jets Legend Darrelle Revis Announces Retirement

Darrelle Revis, one of the NFL’s finest cornerbacks, announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. The former pro bowler was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb 8th. In doing so, they saved themselves $4.5 million on their salary cap. Darrelle Revis played for four NFL teams over an 11 year career. Most notably, for the New York Jets, where he will be remembered as a legend. He also played for the Chiefs, the New England… [Read entire story]

Randy Gregory Conditionally Reinstated to NFL

Dallas Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has taken his first steps towards playing in the NFL again, following official developments. Randy Gregory has missed 30 of the past 32 regular-season games for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. On Tuesday, the NFL reinstated Randy Gregory on a conditional basis. He is allowed to attend training camp, team meetings, conditional work and other similar activities. However, he is not yet cleared to practise or play … [Read entire story]

Adam Silver Says NBA is Ready to Draft High School Players

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday that the league is ready to change draft eligibility rules for young players. Currently, players have to be either nineteen years old or one year removed from high school to be draft eligible. It’s a divisive rule, which results in many “one and done” seasons being completed by players in college basketball. Silver spoke in March about the possibility of opening the NBA door to talented high school players. Now, it appears the wheels are starting to turn on this change. Want $250 to bet on NBA… [Read entire story]

David Tepper Completes $2.2 Billion Carolina Panthers Purchase

The Carolina Panthers have announced the sale of the franchise to David Tepper has closed. Tepper becomes only the second owner in team history. He started work on Monday. Tepper is the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, L.P. He bought the team from founder Jerry Richardson for $2.2 billion. This is the most ever paid for an NFL franchise. Read: AFC North Future Odds: Steelers on Top Richardson put the team up for sale in December after… [Read entire story]

Jameis Winston Suspended for Three Games

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for three games by the NFL. He will miss the opening three games of the season as a result of violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Want $250 to bet on NFL futures? Sign up today! The suspension stems from a female Uber driver accusing Winston of groping her … [Read entire story]

Germany Crash Out of the World Cup

It took until the second-last day of the group stages, but we saw the first shock of the World Cup. Reigning champions Germany were eliminated after a 2 – 0 loss to South Korea and finished bottom of their group. Based on their two previous performances, elimination looked likely for Germany. However, based on their pedigree, most people … [Read entire story]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Extends Contract

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has signed a contract extension that will run until the 2024 NBA Finals, according to reports. The 5 year contract extension rewards Adam Silver for increasing the value of franchises at an accelerated rate. As well as that, new attendance records have been set during every year of his tenure as commissioner. The value of all 30 NBA franchises has increased fivefold. When Silver took over, the value was $12billion, compared to $60 billion now. Last season was the fourth consecutive year when the NBA set an all-time attendance record. … [Read entire story]

NBA Draft: Collin Sexton – One to Watch

19 year old point guard Collin Sexton aims to be drafted by a good team in the upcoming NBA Draft. After that, all he wants is a strong and injury free career. The Alabama freshman appears to have a strong head on his shoulder. He will need it, as he’s opted to take the fast lane. Related: Real Madrid’s Luka Doncic Will Attend 2018 NBA Draft One year ago, Collin Sexton was fresh out… [Read entire story]

Gregg Popovich Meets with Kawhi Leonard

The relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs may not be irreversibly broken yet, according to reports. Head coach Gregg Popovich flew out to San Diego to meet with Kawhi Leonard in the hopes of making amends. Kawhi Leonard has threatened to leave the Spurs, after he and the franchise have fallen out over his injury management. NBA.com’s David Aldridge confirmed … [Read entire story]

Jon Gruden Blames NFL for Hackenberg Situation

Christian Hackenberg’s sudden release from the Oakland Raiders has received a lot of attention. The quarterback was traded from the New York Jets in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2019 on May 22.New Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden announced the decision to cut Christian Hackenberg on Tuesday. Jon Gruden cited the need to free up cap space as the reason why Hackenberg was cut. Defensive linemen Frostee Rucker and Ahtyba Rubin were … [Read entire story]

Nick Nurse Promoted to Toronto Raptors Head Coach

Former Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nick Nurse has received a major promotion, according to ESPN. The Raptors announced on Wednesday that Nick Nurse will take over from Dwane Casey as the team’s head coach. Dwane Casey left the Toronto Raptors to take over as head coach of the Detroit Pistons on  Monday. Following this, Nick Nurse has signed a three-year, nearly $10 million deal to take over from … [Read entire story]

Randy Gregory Files for Reinstatement to the NFL

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory could be getting closer to once again being eligible to play in the NFL. According to ESPN, Randy Gregory is due to meet with NFL officials regarding his reinstatement to the league. Potentially, commissioner Roger Goodell will be present at these talks. Randy Gregory was… [Read entire story]

Ryan Shazier Aiming for NFL Return

Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has declared his intention to again play in the NFL, despite his spinal injury. Ryan Shazier spoke on Wednesday for the first time since sustaining the injury in Week 13 of the 2017 season.   The player underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6, 2017 and was place on the PUP list by Pittsburgh. This means that the team cannot select him to play for the upcoming 2018 NFL season, regardless of his status. Ryan Shazier thanked those who supported him at a press conference and reiterated … [Read entire story]

Mike James Wants to Continue in the NFL While Using Cannabis

Free agent running back Mike James is embroiled in a dispute with the NFL over his cannabis use. Mike James (27), is, reportedly, the first player to ask the league for a Therapeutic Use Exemption for cannabis. The player has used cannabis to deal with “chronic pain”, that he suffers as a result of an early-career injury. His request for a TUE was rejected in May because he couldn’t prove that he suffered from this… [Read entire story]

Quebec NHL Expansion Unlikely

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked about a potential expansion team in Quebec by Don Cherry on Wednesday. Gary Bettman commented on Seattle’s bid to land an NHL team before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. During the first intermission of Game 2 between the Capitals and expansion team the Knights, the topic… [Read entire story]

LiAngelo Ball Working Out with Lakers, Warriors

LiAngelo Ball is pushing hard to make an unlikely move to the NBA ahead of the start of next season. Reportedly he worked out with his brother Lonzo’s team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on Tuesday. He trained alongside St. Bonaventure’s Jaylen Adams, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh, Virginia’s Devon Hall… [Read entire story]

NHL’s Smart Puck will Change Hockey Betting

Following the announcement of impending sports betting legalization, the NHL is poised to change hockey betting forever. The NHL’s new smart puck technology will give players, coaches and fans access to more data than ever before. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced in October the league’s plans for a league-wide player and puck tracking system. This system will come in the form of a smart puck. It will give the NHL the ability to track the puck’s… [Read entire story]

Sullivan: David Quinn Right Fit for Rangers

David Quinn is the right fit for the New York Rangers, although he needed some convincing to take the job. This is according to Mike Sullivan, of whom David Quinn sought advice before taking the head coach position. Mike Sullivan, who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Pittsburgh Penguins, is an old friend of David Quinn. The pair were teammates at Boston University, and Quinn was reluctant to stop coaching there at first. Want $250 to bet on the Stanley Cup Finals? Sign up now! “I talked to him a few times about it and I just … [Read entire story]

Dalvin Cook Recovering “Ahead of Schedule” from ACL Injury

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook could return from injury ahead of schedule, according to reports. Dalvin Cook’s impressive rookie season was cut short last year due to a torn ACL. Prior to injuring his left knee, Dalvin Cook played well for the Minnesota Vikings. In his debut NFL season, he rushed for 127 yards. Those 127 yards broke a franchise record previously held by Adrian Peterson. Cook was among the league leaders in rushing with 354 yards (4.8 yards a pop), through the first four games. Related: Terrell Owens Still Baffled… [Read entire story]

Jaromir Jagr to Play 30th Professional Season

Jaromir Jagr, who is second in NHL history for points, will play an impressive 30th professional season next year. He will play for the Kladno Knights in the Czech Republic’s WSM Liga. Currently, he is the co-owner and team president of the Knights. Jaromir Jagr announced to the team’s official site that he will “return to the role of… [Read entire story]

Cardinals’ Rookie Christian Kirk has Pending Legal Case

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk was in legal trouble three months prior to being drafted by the team.   According to reports, Christian Kirk was charged with disorderly conduct and property damage in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 3. Related: Supreme Court Paves the Way for Legalized Sports Betting, NFL Reacts A statement from Scottsdale Police alleges that Kirk was seen throwing rocks at cars with a friend. The incident occured after the Waste Management Phoenix Open… [Read entire story]

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