Yankees Win The Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes

Prized Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka will sign with the New York Yankees for seven years and $155 million, reports Ken Rosenthal. The deal has an opt-out clause after four seasons. » 1/22/14 10:02am 1/22/14 10:02am

The Bengals Invite Carson Palmer To Retire

Back in January, former No. 1 draft pick Carson Palmer informed the Cincinnati Bengals that he would "contemplate retirement" if ownership refused to honor his request for a trade. At a press conference today, Bengals owner Mike Brown invited him to begin his contemplation: » 7/26/11 2:20pm 7/26/11 2:20pm

Scott Raab Shaved "QUITNESS" Into His Head For LeBron's Return

Esquire's Scott Raab, whose LeBron Watch here chronicled Cleveland's inevitable doom last summer, still is not quite cool with LeBron James, the Whore of Akron. » 3/30/11 1:15pm 3/30/11 1:15pm

Dwyane Wade Thinks LeBron James Has Handled Himself Very Well This…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Dwyane Wade.

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Dwyane Wade's World Trade Center Reference And Other Great Moments In…

Dwyane Wade's questionable World Trade Center reference he gave to Fanhouse briefly set off hyper-sensitivity alarms everywhere, but it wasn't even that awful compared to some of the other ones we've seen recently. » 7/19/10 2:45pm 7/19/10 2:45pm

The King and His $49.5 Million Castle

This probably can't be stated as fact until He says it's so during ESPN's upcoming "Real-Estate Decision" extravaganza. However, word from LeBron subjects in the Coral Gables dominion is that His Eminence has taken a liking to a castle along Biscayne Bay. What better way to support Your PR talking point that You… » 7/18/10 6:11am 7/18/10 6:11am

LeBron Watch, Day 55: Dan Gilbert's Top Secret Second Letter To…

The Cavs owner has already racked up a $100,000 penalty for ripping LeBron James, and now, in the wake of Zydrunas Ilgauskas's departure for Miami, he appears to be gunning for a second fine.


Dear Cleveland, all of Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Cavaliers supporters wherever you may be tonight, and residents of Kaunas,… » 7/14/10 12:15pm 7/14/10 12:15pm

Another Thing LeBron James's Narcissism Caused: One Michigan Man's DUI

"When asked if he'd been drinking the man said that he had been drinking, and it was because LeBron James had decided to play for the Miami Heat instead of the Boston Celtics." [MLive] » 7/13/10 10:50am 7/13/10 10:50am

Timofey Mozgov Is Cocksucker

Today is day Timofey Mozgov becomes most unlikable person in Russian Basketball Super League, and perhaps all Russian sports. I think he is okay a year ago. No more. He is villain now. » 7/12/10 4:35pm 7/12/10 4:35pm

A LeBron-Jersey-Burning-Video Roundup

Cleveland did not burn itself down last night, but it seems that everyone took to YouTube to document the torching of LeBron jerseys. Here are a few such videos. » 7/09/10 9:30pm 7/09/10 9:30pm

The Decision: Reconsidered

As you know, last night's LeBronnukah special on ESPN was THE MOST DRAMATIC HOUR IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION. In this video, we crank up the drama to 11. We hope you enjoy. » 7/09/10 6:50pm 7/09/10 6:50pm

Counterpoint: LeBron James Is Not A Cocksucker

Yesterday, a guy who spent seven seasons with the team that drafted him announced he wanted to play basketball with his friends and win a lot of games. He wanted this so badly that he was willing to take a pay cut. » 7/09/10 6:00pm 7/09/10 6:00pm

Armen Keteyian On A Stool, And Other Strange Scenes From The Greenwich…

Our man in Greenwich, Craig Fehrman, describes what it was like to wait for LeBron's Decision under a tree in a tony Connecticut town for hours with hordes of media and curious onlookers. » 7/09/10 4:20pm 7/09/10 4:20pm

Cleveland Paper Calls Out King Without A Ring

The Plain Dealer gets the last word on LeBron's reign in Cleveland. This will come back to haunt them in photoshop form if he wins rings with the Heat. Meanwhile, here's a great roundup of various front pages this morning. [Charles Apple] » 7/09/10 3:05pm 7/09/10 3:05pm

LeBron Watch, Day 50: What ESPN Should Have Asked LeBron James

On a night when LeBron James became the most hated man in basketball, only one network had a chance to ask him tough questions about a decision that will shape the future the NBA. And, of course, they didn't do that. » 7/09/10 11:40am 7/09/10 11:40am

LeBron's Departure Helps Tea Party, Political Writers In Desperate Need…

It's early, but this story on The Atlantic's web site might just be the most inane, half-assed piece of LeBron punditry you'll read today. Here, I'll summarize: LeBron made Ohio angry. Angry people join the Tea Party. The end. » 7/09/10 2:00am 7/09/10 2:00am

Cavs Owner Channels Crazy Person: "Some People Think They Should Go To…

Owner Dan Gilbert has written an open letter to Cavs fans in the sort of prose you normally find wrapped around a brick. Note the font: The guy makes Comic Sans seem sinister. » 7/09/10 12:15am 7/09/10 12:15am