LeBron to miss 2nd exhibition game with sprained ankle

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 11:50 AM
Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 11:49 AM


            Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right gets a laugh out of JR Smith during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Cleveland, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. James did not play in the Cavaliers 109-93 loss to the Hawks. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right gets a laugh out of JR Smith during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Cleveland, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. James did not play in the Cavaliers 109-93 loss to the Hawks. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

LeBron James will sit out Friday's exhibition game against the Indiana Pacers as he recovers from a sprained left ankle.

James got hurt on Sept. 27 when he stepped on a teammate's foot in practice. He took part in Cleveland's workout on Thursday and the club wanted to see how he responded before deciding if he would try to go against the Pacers. He's going to sit again as a precaution, the team said.

The three-time champion also missed Wednesday's preseason opener against Atlanta. Cleveland next plays on Tuesday against Chicago.

James and his teammates attended Thursday night's AL Division Series matchup between the Indians and New York Yankees.

Iman Shumpert will miss Friday's game with a sprained left foot that is expected to keep him out for a week or more.

The Cavaliers open the regular season on Oct. 17 against the Boston Celtics.

WATCH: ESPN discusses Outback Bowl, substitutes Mississippi State for South Carolina

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 10:21 PM

If it was simply in the background playing, this might be difficult to notice, but a closer analysis shows ESPN made a mistake when discussing the Outback Bowl.

Instead of naming South Carolina players and running Gamecocks highlights, they showed Mississippi State instead.

It clearly shows Bulldog’s highlights even though the lower-third clearly shows Michigan vs. South Carolina.

The announcer even makes mention of Aenis Williams, the Mississippi State running back who has 1,019 yards on 224 carries and five touchdowns this season.

While it’s likely an honest mistake, it’s also clearly an easily correctable one and a rare gaffe by the worldwide leader.

James Harrison off inactive list, gets some playing time against Ravens

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 10:14 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison made sure that football fans everywhere knows that he wants no parts of warming the bench.

Harrison has not seen any game action for the Steelers since Week 7—that was Oct 22. On Friday he told NBC Sports’ Michele Tafoya that if he had known how little he would be playing, that he would’ve signed somewhere else during the offseason.

He was active for the Steelers’ Sunday Night Football matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, and has also spent some time on the field. NBC Sports’ commentators Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth made sure to point out that he had gotten some playing time.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did take some time after Harrison’s comments to explain why the former Defensive Player of the Year is not playing more. Tomlin said that game has changed, and they need more out of their outside linebackers than simply rushing the passer.

If this season is the end of the line for the Steelers and Harrison, it has been a great run. Harrison has gone from an undrafted free agent to one of the most accomplished defensive players in a franchise history littered with outstanding defensive players.

Hopefully he gets to end his career in the way that he would like it to end.

Report: Jeremiah Donati to be named TCU’s athletic director

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 10:13 PM

TCU will reportedly go in-house in finding its new athletic director.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jeremiah Donati will be named TCU’s next director of intercollegiate athletics on Monday, Dec. 11.

Donati has been on the university’s staff since 2011. He served as the director of the TCU Frog Club, the school’s booster program, before being named associate athletics director for development in 2013 — a role which he has since served in.

Former athletic director Chris Del Conte was hired away from TCU by the University of Texas on Saturday after eight years in Fort Worth.

TCU announced earlier on Sunday that an introductory press conference would be held by TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. on Monday afternoon.

Iowa LB Josey Jewell wins 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 10:10 PM

Josey Jewell has been an incredible linebacker at Iowa.

His 2017 season has been recognized by others more than any other year and his latest award helps prove that. On Sunday night, the senior tackling machine won the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, given to the country’s top defensive player.

Jewell has been a monster in everything he’s done this season and being called the country’s best defensive player is just the cherry on top. The four-year Hawkeye has recorded 422 total tackles so far in his career to go along with his 10 sacks.

Jewell has registered 121 tackles (13.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks and 11 passes defended this season.