Archive for June, 2017

Stephen Curry will now earn the richest annual salary in American sports

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Stephen Curry’s new contract puts him ahead of pitcher Zack Greinke for the richest annual salary in American sports. Stephen Curry has been the best bargain in the NBA for the past four seasons. The 2015 and 2016 MVP signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the Golden State Warriors at a time when ankle injuries threatened to ruin his career.

Eskimos start season with back-to-back wins

Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Adarius Bowman's fourth-quarter touchdown proved to be the difference as the Edmonton Eskimos remained perfect to start the season, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 23-19 on Friday.

Tim Tebow slams into outfield wall to make impressive catch

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Tim Tebow has a history of doing things that you don’t expect him to — just ask the 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers. Or anybody who witnessed that home run he hit on his first day after being promoted to the St. Lucie Mets. Tebow hit that wall like a linebacker — which makes a lot of sense, actually.

Red Sox pull away from Blue Jays in extra innings

Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Xander Bogaerts drove in Hanley Ramirez for the tie-breaking run in the 11th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday.

Lions stage 4th-quarter rally to defeat Argos

Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Chris Rainey and Jeremiah Johnson scored fourth-quarter TDs to rally the B.C. Lions to a 28-15 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Friday night.

Gronk facing challenge from Nike over logo

Friday, June 30th, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is facing a challenge from one of the companies that sponsors the NFL star. Earlier this month, Nike filed a formal opposition to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trial and Appeal Board, saying a logo of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in silhouette spiking a football could be confused with its Air Jordan Jumpman logo that it has used since November 1987. "We hope to work this out to everyone's satisfaction," a Nike spokesperson . In April 2016, Gronkowski's company, Gronk Nation L.L.C., filed to trademark the logo for use on clothing and exercise equipment. Gronkowski's team has until August 5 to respond or

Brooke Henderson remains in contention at women’s PGA Championship

Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls, Ont., shot 69 in the second round on Friday and is in a group tied for 8th at the KPMG women's PGA Championship in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Need to Know:The Redskins week that was—Who’s up and down, surprising Davis stat

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 1, 26 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Three Redskins who are up, three who are downEven during the offseason, players fortunes ebb and flow. While some of these guys who find themselves down at this moment in time, things can change in a hurry in training camp.

Raiders guard Gabe Jackson agrees to $56M, 5-year deal

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The Oakland Raiders have locked up another member of their stellar 2014 draft class, agreeing to a five-year extension Friday to keep guard Gabe Jackson under contract through the 2022 season. Jackson has been a key part of the Raiders offensive line since being drafted in the third round. Jackson was part of a transformative draft class in Oakland that was headlined by first-rounder Khalil Mack, who was the AP Defensive Player of the Year last season, and second-round franchise quarterback Derek Carr.

Charley Casserly responds to a Dallas sportscaster’s disdain for comparing current Cowboys’ O-line to Redskins

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Newy Scruggs unleashed a whopper of a take on it being disrespectful to the Cowboys to compare the current Cowboys' offensive line to The Hogs. Well, Charley Casserly has had enough of that idea and responded. Let me know when the Cowboys give up 9 sacks in 19 games and win a Super Bowl," Casserly said. Casserly is right, the Cowboys offensive line may be great, but they can't compare to those stats.