The NFL Is Dumping Bad News On Us While Nobody Is Paying Attention

The Friday afternoon news dump is a tried and true tactic for any organization looking to get some negative press in and out of the news cycle as quickly as possible. With tomorrow being a holiday and most of America already checked out for the long weekend, the NFL decided to unleash a classic news dump. » 7/03/14 5:17pm 7/03/14 5:17pm

The Brewers Get To Keep Ryan Braun's $3.4 Million

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? » 7/23/13 2:41pm 7/23/13 2:41pm

The Rockets Suspended Royce White, Who Apparently Wasn't Already…

The Rockets suspended Royce White today for "refusing to provide services" required by his contract, something that White has been staunchly refusing to do roughly since the season began. He's spent the last few months on the inactive list after repeatedly declining to play for the Rockets D-League affiliate; the… » 1/06/13 2:45pm 1/06/13 2:45pm

NFL Slaps Ed Reed With One-Game Suspension

In the third quarter last night, Ravens safety Ed Reed drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for this helmet-to-helmet hit on defenseless Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who didn't even bother to fake an injury. This being Reed's third such violation in three seasons (and second this year), Merton Hanks's… » 11/19/12 5:25pm 11/19/12 5:25pm

Awesome DeMarcus Cousins Suspended Two Games For Trash-Talking Terrible…

It started as two players—DeMarcus Cousins and Tim Duncan—battling it out in the trenches, but Sean Elliott, now a color commentator for the Spurs and obviously an objective analyst to the bitter end, jumped in to defend his beleaguered teammate. After scoring on Duncan twice and drawing a foul on a third posession,… » 11/11/12 7:30pm 11/11/12 7:30pm

Saints Players' Bountygate Suspensions Overturned On Appeal

The NFLPA, arguing on behalf of four members of the Saints who were suspended for their roles in New Orleans' bounty scandal, was actually fighting the war on two fronts. There was one lawsuit in federal court, and a second, quieter appeal to a three-member panel, challenging Goodell's jurisdiction in issuing the… » 9/07/12 3:55pm 9/07/12 3:55pm