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USC suspends Josh Shaw indefinitely for fabricating story


Crazy how this story changed direction just like that in a matter of days…

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

What started out as an uplifting story of heroism has now resulted in an indefinite suspension. USC has suspended cornerback Josh Shaw after the player admitted to university officials he did, in fact, exaggerate his heartwarming story.

Yesterday USC head coach Steve Sarkisian announced there was made aware of new information that may have contradicted the story shared by USC about Shaw. USC released a story about Shaw leaping into a pool from a second floor balcony to saving his nephew. In the process he hurt his ankles. USC admitted to being skeptical of the story, yet they published it anyway.

Now Shaw will be suspended for an undetermined amount of time for not being truthful to his team and school. The story he told led to the school being put in the awkward situation of having to pull and retract the original story which was universally received well and…

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It’s done: Kevin Love traded to Cavaliers, Andrew Wiggins headed to Minnesota in three-team deal


Final, Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

We’ve known this was coming, now the waiting is over.

It didn’t take long on the first day Andrew Wiggins could be traded for the deal to go down — he is headed to Minnesota as part of a three-team trade that forms a super team in Cleveland with Kevin Love joining LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has the particulars:

Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia have completed NBA trade call, source tells Yahoo. Kevin Love has joined LeBron James with the Cavs.

Minnesota’s Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and Miami’s 2015 first-round pick remains the package to Philadelphia for Thaddeus Young.

With permission of Wolves and NBA, Dan Gilbert and Kevin Love met in Las Vegas during July summer league, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

That’s how long this has been in the works.

Here’s how the trade breaks down:

Cleveland gets: Kevin Love


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It’s official: Braxton Miller to miss 2014 season


Tough blow for the Ohio St. Buckeyes

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

O-H!  UH-OH!!!

Unfortunately for Ohio State and the fans of its football team, their worst fears have been realized as OSU announced today that, as widely expected, starting quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season.  Miller reinjured his right(throwing) shoulder during practice Monday, with at least a couple of reports indicating that the he suffered a dislocated shoulder on a throw in which there was no contact.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Braxton and his family,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. “This is an unfortunate injury to a young man who means so much to this program and to Buckeye nation.”

Other than he reinjured the same shoulder, the school declined to acknowledge the specific nature of the injury. They did allow that it will require surgery to repair.

Former Ohio State All-American wide receiver Joey Galloway, who was at yesterday’s practice…

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Complete Cast of ‘Thursday Night Football’ Pregame Show on NFL Network & CBS Announced


News regarding Thursday Night Football personalities

Originally posted on NFL Communications:

Featuring Multiple Locations, Coverage Begins at 6:00 PM ET with ‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’ on NFL Network and ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network

James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher to be Joined by Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci Live On-Location Every Thursday

‘Mazda Postgame Show’ Wraps Up On-Location Coverage Each Week

The complete pregame and postgame talent roster for Thursday Night Football on NFL Network and CBS is set. Joining the previously announced set featuring host James Brown and analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher will be an additional set featuring host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci.

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Actor Robin Williams Passes Away at the Age of 63

As many of us have learned today, actor Robin Williams passed away earlier today at the age of 63. Media reports have said he committed suicide but the coroner has not given an official cause of death yet.

Williams was known as a hilarious individual, no matter what subject he was talking about. Here is a segment he did on the Dan Patrick Show early year. And just like all the rest of his material, this one will make you laugh.

Rest in peace, Robin Williams. Continue reading