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Tom Brady Appeal Won’t Be Heard Before Wednesday

By on May 26, 2015 at 8:59am
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The Associated Press has reported that Tom Brady’s appeal of his four game suspension will not be heard for Wednesday. Wednesday is the 10 day deadline for both sides to set a date for an appeal, the appeal does not have t be heard in that window. The date can be pushed back if both sides mutually agree to do so.

The delay most likely has to do with two factors in the appeal process. The first is Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy’s appeal for his 10 game ban on May 28¬†due to domestic violence. The league and players association will get Hardy’s hearing done before moving to Brady’s. Continue reading Tom Brady Appeal Won’t Be Heard Before Wednesday »

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Kobe Bryant (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

One of the greatest NBA players in history, Kobe Bryant, has finally decided to retire… after next season.

“He has indicated to me that this is it,” Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Continue reading Kobe Bryant Retirement Happens After Next Season »

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Shareef O'Neal

From the In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI) files…

The son of former Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal isn’t as big as his dad is, but he’s still huge. Shareef O’Neal is only 15 and is already 6 feet, 7 inches tall.

He’s also quite good at basketball:

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Joonas Kemppainen

Finnish forward Joonas Kemppainen has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins.

Kemppainen, 27, scored 11 goals and tallied 21 assists for the Oulun Karpat of the Finnish Elite League last season, finishing with a +15 rating in 59 games. He added 10 goals in 19 playoff games.

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Rusney Castillo

The Red Sox finally called up Rusney Castillo on Friday night, and in his first game, he dropped a fly ball in a play that Jerry Remy even called “bad.” It really was embarrassing.

Castillo later singled to redeem himself a bit.

Check out the drop here (mixed in with a recap of the Angels 11-3 thumping of the Red Sox).

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Staff photo by Ted Fitzgerald

On Wednesday, the Bruins officially announced that Don Sweeney will be their new General Manager. This makes him the eighth GM in Bruins history. This past season ended in disaster, just missing the playoffs then firing GM Peter Chiarelli shortly after, and all the rumors about Claude Julien getting fired as well.

So Sweeney has to deal with all of this and deal with all of it soon so he can end the Chiarelli era in Boston and begin an era of his own. There are a few things he has to deal with before anything else.

Keeping Claude?

It is best for the Bruins organization if Sweeney officially makes up his mind on whether he is going to keep Claude Julien as his Head Coach this season or if he will end up with the same fate as Chiarelli. Continue reading A Few Things That Don Sweeney Needs to Address Right Away »

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football air pump

1. DeflateGate:

* No way the Walt Anderson crew gets a home Patriots game this year

* Watching documentary on Bill Walsh on NFL Network in which Bill Parcells accused Walsh of improper abuse of the head phones in the NFC championship game. The following year, Parcells warned Walsh about doing it again in which Walsh simply said – “gamemanship”

* Chris Mortensen, who is the author of the erroneous air pressure report that was the catalyst for the national furor, should be black listed in Foxboro.

* See below a 1999 article from Sports Illustrated or doctoring footballs. It was well know that it was a league wide practice. But despite the fact that 100’s were guilty none of these people, including Bill Cowher and Troy Aikman, had the decency to step up and admit that they were aware, guilty and complicit. Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Interesting SI Article From 1999 About Doctoring Footballs… »

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