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Skip Bayless: Aaron Rodgers proved he’s the biggest diva in sports with contract comments – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 08, 2017

“OK, in 12 years in the league, he has one ring. And he wants to be the highest-paid quarterback?” Shannon Sharpe: “He deserves it!” Skip Bayless: “Why wouldn’t he just go to Mike McCarthy privately, or Ted Thompson privately and just say, ‘Hey, I think it’s time that you take care of me.’ Why would you make a stink publicly about it?” Shannon Sharpe: “He’s saying, ‘You…

Trevor Simonian leaves Malibu after making impact in football, baseball – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Trevor Simonian will be off to the University of Pennsylvania to play baseball, but he won’t be soon forgotten because of his impact at Malibu High. He was the Frontier League co-MVP on defense and originally committed to play football at Penn. But he was also a top baseball player. This season, he batted .441 with 41 hits and 26 RBI. Now he’s going to focus on baseball at Penn….

Red Sox announcer apologizes for saying Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka should learn ‘baseball language’ – Washington Post

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka, right, talks with Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and interpreter Shingo Horie. (Adam Hunger/USA Today) The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has had its share of memorable moments, but Jerry Remy’s comments Tuesday overshadowed the latest installment and led to an apology by the longtime Red Sox broadcaster for saying that Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka should not be able to use an interpreter for coaches’ visits…

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is retiring, says ‘the timing is perfect’ – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Bob Stoops, the longtime Oklahoma head coach who led the Sooners to an undefeated season and national championship in 2000, is retiring effective immediately. Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will take over. NewsOK.com’s Berry Tramel first reported the news. In just his second season in Norman, Stoops brought Oklahoma back to glory, going 13-0 and winning the 2001 Orange Bowl over Florida State to clinch the school’s first national championship since 1985. The Sooners…

CBS Sports Network to televise UConn vs. Boston College at … – CBS sports.com (blog)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

A college football game being played in one of sports’ most historic and iconic stadiums will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network this fall. On Wednesday, it was announced that the nonconference game between Boston College and UConn in Fenway Park would be broadcast on CBSSN on Nov. 18. Despite the event being played in Boston, the Huskies are the host for the game, which is part of The Fenway…

Skip Bayless: Aaron Rodgers proved he’s the biggest diva in sports with contract comments – FOXSports.com

Thursday, June 08, 2017

“OK, in 12 years in the league, he has one ring. And he wants to be the highest-paid quarterback?” Shannon Sharpe: “He deserves it!” Skip Bayless: “Why wouldn’t he just go to Mike McCarthy privately, or Ted Thompson privately and just say, ‘Hey, I think it’s time that you take care of me.’ Why would you make a stink publicly about it?” Shannon Sharpe: “He’s saying, ‘You…

Are the Warriors’ brogrammer army the most hated fans in sports? – The Guardian (blog)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

It was hard to find anyone who begrudged Cleveland fans their championship 12 months ago. The fanbase had suffered through decades of losing and crushing defeats; there had been tears and screams and, yes, even flames. The collective futility of the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns had endured year-round, one failed season rolling into the next. And all the sports misery occurred at a time when the city and the entire…

See the newest members of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame – Wichita Eagle

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Royals Hall of Famer George Brett and Wichita State national champion Eric Wedge lead a group of 13 people named Wednesday to the 2017 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame induction class. The induction ceremony is Oct. 1 at the Wichita Boathouse. Inductees are: George Brett, Mission Hills: The only baseball Hall of Famer to play primarily for the Royals, Brett played 21 seasons and was a three-time batting champion and…

After Trout – The Ringer (blog)

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

You might have heard a low, baleful moaning noise across the country over the past week. Don’t be alarmed, it’s just 100 million baseball fans, wearing robes of sack cloth, marching around and chanting out of grief at Mike Trout’s busted thumb, like the monks in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. However, there is one upside to Trout’s absence. From the moment his second big league stint started in…

Red Sox announcer apologizes for saying Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka should learn ‘baseball language’ – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka, right, talks with Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and interpreter Shingo Horie. (Adam Hunger/USA Today) The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has had its share of memorable moments, but Jerry Remy’s comments Tuesday overshadowed the latest installment and led to an apology by the longtime Red Sox broadcaster for saying that Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka should not be able to use an interpreter for coaches’ visits…

What a night for baseball’s second-greatest Scooter – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The best part of the record night: his nickname. Scooter. A hearty round of congratulations to Scooter Gennett of the Cincinnati Reds, who tied a major league record by hitting four home runs on Tuesday. He was his own big Red machine, a Cincinnati kid who did it for his hometown team. And he did it with a nickname that comes from a precious story. As he explained to the…

Baffoe: Fear Of A Baseball Spider – CBS Chicago

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

By Tim Baffoe– (CBS) What are you afraid of? Me, I have issues with intimacy and get petrified by spiders larger than a pea. Our phobias can be silly and weird to one another unless we share them. Then they’re very serious and not to be criticized and must be justified. This is scary stuff that often shake us deeply, and when we come across fellow frightened travelers — particularly famous…

Minor league baseball team apologizes over sexist ‘Hourglass Appreciation Night’ promo – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Ogden Raptors want their fans to appreciate the hourglass, and not in a “time is fleeting, enjoy every sandwich” kind of way. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ affiliate recently announced plans for “Hourglass Appreciation Night,” an Aug. 11 promotion that appeared to invite male fans to ogle at shapely women. that proved so misguided that it was quickly deleted and later apologized for by team President Dave Baggot, who called the…

Are the Warriors’ brogrammer army the most hated fans in sports? – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

It was hard to find anyone who begrudged Cleveland fans their championship 12 months ago. The fanbase had suffered through decades of losing and crushing defeats; there had been tears and screams and, yes, even flames. The collective futility of the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns had endured year-round, one failed season rolling into the next. And all the sports misery occurred at a time when the city and the entire…

CBS Sports Network to televise UConn vs. Boston College at Fenway Park – CBS sports.com (blog)

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A college football game being played in one of sports’ most historic and iconic stadiums will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network this fall. On Wednesday, it was announced that the nonconference game between Boston College and UConn in Fenway Park would be broadcast on CBSSN on Nov. 18. Despite the event being played in Boston, the Huskies are the host for the game, which is part of The Fenway…

Doyel: Raise hand, repeat — how Elliot Bloom got his sports dream job – Indianapolis Star

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Elliot Bloom, Purdue’s director of basketball operations, keeps an electric guitar in his office so he can play Tom Petty songs.(Photo: Eric Schlene / For the Journal & Courier) WEST LAFAYETTE – Maybe this happened because of Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter. He’s the one who had the bizarre idea of taking his sports information guy, a former pre-med student named Elliot Bloom, and putting his publicist on his coaching…

NFL – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

BASEBALL CINCINNATI (AP) Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game – and perhaps the least likely. A scrappy second baseman who was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, he began the night with 38 career home…

Soccer never gets boring, the two-way player and the NBA’s VR plan – ESPN

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// The NBA Finals is not the best championship series going right now. The Penguins and Predators are giving us a fabulous Stanley Cup Final. Charles Barkley defected from the NBA Finals to go to Game 4. With the series tied, it’s a best-of-3 to raise the Cup and crown…

Here are the most valuable soccer clubs in the world for 2017 – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Forbes is back with its annual ranking of the most valuable clubs in the world of soccer. A lot of the list may be expected, but there are a few potential surprises in the Top 20 too. The list was comprised based on revenue and operating figures, and it shows how their value changed from last year. Here’s the list:

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

BASEBALL CINCINNATI (AP) Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game – and perhaps the least likely. A scrappy second baseman who was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, he began the night with 38 career home…