Two weeks ago, the Indiana Pacers accused the Los Angeles Lakers of reaching out to Paul George about his upcoming free agency and the NBA began a formal investigation. Because George won’t be a free agent until 2018, the Lakers won’t be legally allowed to talk to George’s reps until July 1, 2018, although given his…
In the fourth quarter of last night’s dispiriting loss to the Chicago Bulls that put Boston in a 0-2 hole, Celtics wing Marcus Smart took and missed a three-pointer. Backpedaling down the court, he jawed with a fan, and eventually flipped the bird.
Sometimes it really does feel like the NFL is a company dedicated to punishment, with the occasional football game. Skins receiver DeSean Jackson revealed through Instagram Wednesday that he was fined for wearing customized cleats. Jackson argued that the shoes displayed his team colors, although that probably won’t…
Russell Westbrook’s “Fuck you!” to a Mavericks fan last night will cost the Thunder star $25,000, the NBA announced today. That’s 0.15% of Westbrook’s 2015-2016 salary.
The NBA has fined Marcus Smart $5,000 after the Celtics guard became possessed by Beelzebub late in Boston’s win last night against the Hawks. That seems a bit steep; Kyle Korver’s booty has us all losing our faculties from time to time. Let’s remember some other great moments in Marcus Smart:
Good news, Smoke fans! Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend, and is even eligible for NASCAR’s playoff-style championship, the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bad news, everyone: he was also just fined $35,000 for calling out NASCAR on something he should be able to voice concerns on: safety.
Real Sociedad forward and sometimes Mexico international Carlos Vela found himself torn between his love and his livelihood a couple weeks back, and his solution to the conundrum has now literally cost him a pretty penny.
Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is the son of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, a former NFL fullback who died at the age of 39 from brain cancer. To remember his father, Heyward wrote “Iron Head” on his eye black for Monday night’s game against the Chargers. That’s against the league’s uniform policy, so he earned a…
Yesterday, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster told reporters that he and other coaches had a policy of fining players for things like missing practices or meetings. The reason Foster was ever asked about fines in the first place was that a few beat reporters had noticed a screen in the team facility…
The NBA announced today that it fined Matt Barnes $50,000 for “directing inappropriate language at a fan.” The fan was James Harden’s mother, and the inappropriate language was reportedly “suck my dick, bitch.”
Glen Davis punted a seat cushion into the stands during a timeout in Sunday's Clippers-Celtics game, and now the forward is out $15,000. Treat those chairs with respect, NBA players. (He got some good distance on it, though.)
Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will be fined approximately $300,000 for "excessive contact between players during a June 16 practice," according to Chris Mortensen. The team will also lose two minicamp practices next season. Another report said the NFL Players Association looked into a possible violation after a fight…
The NFL has fined Johnny Manziel $12,000 for his crime of making people talk about a preseason game.
Let's talk silver linings. It is not the worst time for Ryan Braun to be suspended. The Brewers are out of the playoff race, and Braun could use the time to heal up from nagging injuries. Where he really gets hurt, though, is the "unpaid" part of his suspension—millions of dollars, down the drain. But where's it going?
Of all the people to finish off the Nets, who'd have guessed it would be Joe Johnson Marco Belinelli? But it was Belinelli's massive invisible testicles, whipped out in celebration after this clutch three, that got the NBA's attention.