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  • The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    Injuries have always been a part of baseball. However, astronomical salaries have not. Today’s MLB teams are faced with a decidedly modern problem: flushing tons of cash down the toilet on injured superstars with gigantic contracts. And never has this problem been more apparent than in 2013. Of course, it’s not that the sum the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 23rd) — Floyd Landis

    This Day In Sports History (July 23rd) — Floyd Landis

    It was on this day in 2006 that the final stage for the Tour de France took place.  Floyd Landis was initially declared the winner, but after a failed drug test, he was stripped of the yellow jersey. Oscar Pereiro of Spain was named the 2006 Tour de France champion, as he finished second to […]

  • MLB Suspends Ryan Braun 65 Games for PEDs, Has A-Rod in their Crosshairs

    MLB Suspends Ryan Braun 65 Games for PEDs, Has A-Rod in their Crosshairs

    Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season for his connections to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami run by Anthony Bosch. This amounts to 65 games, 50 of which are for the use of performance enhancing drugs, while the other 15 are for lying […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/22/2013 — Matt Moore

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/22/2013 — Matt Moore

    The Boston Red Sox have dominated the Tampa Bay Rays this season, having won nine of the twelve meetings between these two teams heading into last night’s contest.  But the Rays have been on a roll of their own as of late, as they entered the week with wins in five straight and a 17-2 […]

  • Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    The animated gif format can be used for a variety of purposes—artistic, humorous, journalistic, etc. Falling under “all of the above” is this one, taken from last night’s Sox/Yankees game. As you can see, it features Mariano Rivera, uh, scratching himself in an unusually animated fashion. Hey, it’s been pretty hot lately, so I certainly […]

  • Badminton Fight! (Video)

    Badminton Fight! (Video)

    Hey, did you happen to catch the mens doubles finals of the Canada Open Badmintion Tournament on…um, I don’t know, ESPN 14 over the weekend?  No?  Well, me either. I don’t think it was actually on ESPN 14, or any other fictitious sports channel for that matter. And it’s a shame, too, because we missed […]

  • The 10 Best-Selling NFL Jerseys Right Now

    The 10 Best-Selling NFL Jerseys Right Now

    Back in December, when we last took a look at the best-selling player jerseys in the NFL, there were guys like Eli Manning, Andrew Luck, and even Tim Tebow in the top 10. Since then a lot has changed. Tebow is no longer a Jet, Eli Manning and the Giants failed to make the playoffs, […]

  • Jose Reyes Gets Hit in the Groin by Pickoff Attempt (Video)

    Jose Reyes Gets Hit in the Groin by Pickoff Attempt (Video)

    The Toronto Blue Jays were the most-hyped team in baseball coming into the 2013 season, with numerous pundits picking them to return to the postseason for the first time since 1993. Unfortunately, with the exception of an 11-game winning streak that brought them into the realm of respectability, it’s been nothing but disappointment so far. […]