The Oakland Raiders saw themselves lose on a gamble they made on Aldon Smith when the NFL announced that the linebacker has been suspended for one year without pay due to a violation to the league's substance abuse policy. The announcement was made Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Smith pleaded not guilty on a September case of misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run, coupled with vandalism and drunk driving. The charges were filed based on a reported incident involving Smith last Aug. 6.
The statement said that Smith will only be eligible to apply for reinstatement not earlier than 60 days before the one-year consummation of the suspension. more >>
The New England Patriots are showing no letup to their remarkable season with a 27-26 thriller victory over the New York Giants last Sunday, putting them 9-0 and on top of the entire NHL as of the moment. They're undefeated, unbreakable, and unsurpassed. But the question is for how long?
Patriots fans surely are salivating over a deep postseason run looking brighter and brighter ahead, but Sunday's win against New York proved to be a costly one when wide receiver and highly valuable team asset Julian Edelman went down with broken foot.
The diminutive player was seen limping off the field, showing a lot of frustration after sitting on the bench. It was then announced by the team after the game that Edelman will be missing significant time, from six to eight weeks, depending on the speed of his recovery. The injury was later revealed to be a fractured fifth metatarsal bone located in his mid-foot. more >>
NHL fans are crazy about the 3-on-3 overtime plays instituted this season, and having to see this type of game once again, this time in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game should bring in more excitement to observers.
Hockey's version of the All-Star game will be held on Jan. 31 at the Bridgeston Arena in Nashville, where the NHL, together with the NHL Players' Association, announced that the game will be changed into a 3-on-3 tournament made up of three separate 20-minute games to be played by All-Star teams in each division. There will only be one winner who will be walking away with the million dollar prize.
For years, the NHL has implemented the traditional shootouts in games that extended to overtime, but the change this season of using thee 3-on-3 format instead of the shootout seemed to click, with almost 68 percent of all the games going to extra time. Last season, the league used the old 4-on-4 format during overtime. more >>
There's something going on with the Dallas Cowboys; like they're looking at the Seattle Seahawks as a homeowner on a garage sale. After signing former Seahawks running back Christine Michael and eventually cutting him, they replaced him with another running back, and yes, you've guessed it — a former Seahawk in Robert Turbin.
The signing of Turbin was announced on Wednesday by the team, hoping to add someone who can provide an immediate contribution to a visibly struggling team. The 25-year-old played for the Seahawks, and then the Browns, before joining the Cowboys.
Upon losing Tony Romo to an injury (broken collarbone), Dallas has been in a gradual mess lately, parting ways with offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. This signing is actually the team's fifth experiment this season alone. more >>
Kevin McHale and the Houston Rockets had a dream run last season after reaching as far as the Western Conference Finals of the NBA, something the franchise hasn't done in 18 long years. Fast-forward to this season and barely 10 games in progress, the team's front office decided to look into the other direction and announced that the head coach has been fired.
The reason — poor start for a team that was expected to compete in the highest level and with the elite teams in the league. Currently at 4-7, it certainly looks like the Rockets pushed the panic button a little too soon.
But by looking at the trend in the past couple of games, though, one could say that change was indeed coming. They're staring at a four-game losing streak and another loss would mean that the earlier held players-only meeting didn't work. more >>
LeBron James is just 30 years old, but his climb to the top of several NBA records is nothing short of amazing. In the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-99 defeat at the hands of the surging Detroit Pistons, the man they call "King James" passed another great, Jerry West, for 19th in the league's all-time scoring list.
With 25,193 career points scored in still a very young career, there is little doubt as to the question of whether James will eventually become the greatest player to ever play the game once he retires.
He actually needed just 10 points to pass West, achieving the feat in the first quarter after a made 3-pointer in the corner. Although he made another record and likewise finished with 30 points, the Cavs couldn't catch up and lost to the Pistons. more >>