Sports Daypop Archives

Rangers Pitcher Cole Hamels And His Wife Donate $9.4 Million Mansion To Charity

Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, are donating a mansion and 100 acres of land in southwest Missouri to a charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses and their siblings. The massive 32,000-square foot home, located in Table Rock Lake and worth an estimated $10 million, will be donated to Camp Barnabas. The pitcher started construction on the mansion in 2012, however when he was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Texas Rangers and they had to relocate. The family was never able to move into the the home, which contains 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, two kitchens, a two-car garage, and an elevator. ...Read more

NFL Says Referee Did Nothing Wrong By Using Index Card For Measurement During Cowboys/Raiders Game

NFL Referee Gene Steratore used an extremely unorthodox method to help show whether or not the Dallas Cowboys had gained a crucial first down Sunday night, but it was apparently allowed by the league. With the Cowboys and Oakland Raiders tied at 17 and five minutes remaining, Dallas had the ball at its own 38 and went for it on 4th-and-1. The spot was right at the mark, and it was difficult to tell if it was a first down when measured, so Steratore broke out an index card to see if there was space between the nose of the football and the pole used to measure. A league representative later said there is “no prohibition” on using an index card, sheet of paper or another object in the course of making a ruling.  ...Read more

Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson To Sell Team Amid Workplace Misconduct Investigation

Just two days after the Panthers announced he was under investigation for workplace misconduct (on the same day a Sports Illustrated report that described a pattern of sexual harassment and casual racism) Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced that he will look to sell his team this offseason. Richardson, age 81, is the only principal owner the Panthers have ever had since their creation in 1993. In his announcement, Richardson makes no mention of the investigation, only saying “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership.  While I will no longer be the team owner, I will always be the Panthers Number One Fan,” Richardson writes.  ...Read more

Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown Injures Calf And Taken To Hospital During Sunday’s Game

Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers headed to a local hospital for further evaluation of his left calf injury during Sundays game against the Patriots, the Steelers announced. Brown suffered a calf injury in the first half and was initially listed by the team as questionable to return to the Steelers’ game against the New England Patriots before the latest development. Brown left early in the second quarter with an apparent leg injury. Shortly after, he was helped to the locker room. Though the team listed him as questionable, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said at halftime that they “don’t expect him back tonight.”  Brown caught two passes for 24 yards before he suffered the injury. ...Read more

Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis Plans To Leave Team After This Season

After 15 seasons in Cincinnati which made him the longest-tenured head coach in franchise history, Marvin Lewis is planning to leave the Bengals after this season to pursue opportunities elsewhere. As he has done in the past, Lewis willingly opted to enter 2017 on the final year of his contract, but unlike in other years, this time he is planning to leave Cincinnati, sources said.  If a head-coaching job does not materialize, sources said Lewis would be interested in working in another team’s front office or as a coaching adviser for a former Bengals assistant coach who has gone on to become a head coach. ...Read more

Los Angeles Angels Acquire Ian Kinsler In Trade With Detroit Tigers

The Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old Kinsler hit .236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs in 139 games last season for the Tigers. He is due to earn $11 million next season in the final year of his contract. ...Read more

Milwaukee Bucks Forward Mirza Teletovic Sidelined With Pulmonary Emboli In Lungs

Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic will be sidelined as a result of pulmonary emboli in both lungs, Bucks officials announced Thursday, December 14th. According to the Bucks, Teletovic’s condition was discovered when consulting with Bucks team physicians after he experienced unusual fatigue earlier this week. Following a 10-day rest period, Teletovic will begin his supervised rehabilitation program and updates on his condition will be provided when appropriate. ...Read more

Bob Costas Headed To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Broadcasting legend Bob Costas has been named the 2018 Ford C. Frick Award winner. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Costas will be recognized during the Hall of Fame awards presentation on July 28, 2018 during Hall of Fame weekend. He becomes the 42nd winner of the Frick Award. The Ford C. Frick award is voted upon annually and named in memory of sportswriter, radio broadcaster, National League president and baseball commission. ...Read more

Miami Marlins Trade Marcell Ozuna To Cardinals

Miami agreed to trade Marcell Ozuna — their Gold Glove, Silver Slugger left fielder — to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. He is the third All-Star to be traded in six days. The Cardinals are reportedly sending four prospects to the Marlins, including right-handed pitcher Sandy Alcantara. Ozuna is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2019 season. For the Marlins, this is another step in that offseason roster deconstruction. It started with Dee Gordon, continued with Giancarlo Stanton, now includes Ozuna and could send more Marlins packing in the coming days and weeks. ...Read more

NFL Network Suspends Three Former Players After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

The NFL Network has suspended three members of its on-air team, former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor, in response to allegations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit by a former employee. Former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor detailed several sexually inappropriate encounters with the trio, and others who have worked for the NFL Network, according to court documents.  Former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger and former NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb are also among those named in the suit.  ...Read more