Erin Andrews was promoted on Fox Sports, which lead to a discussion of who our favorite sideline reporters are.

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[0:08:23] ... no 1 o'clock hour also some off follow up news of the LeBron James controversy is already reaching the Kevin Durant. The Celtics involved. -- -- -- -- ...

Titus Young

Titus Young

The troubled personal life of Titus Young continues to get worse.

The former Lions receiver was arrested once again last week for battery with serious bodily injury and is in custody in a Los Angeles correctional facility. Young also faces four misdemeanor counts of battery of school, park or hospital property.

Young’s July 9 arrest came one day before he was set to make a pretrial hearing in Newport Beach, California, where he is facing four felonies and seven other criminal charges.

Young, 24, has reportedly been receiving treatment. His father, Richard, has said Young has a mental disorder.

Young was a second-round draft pick by the Lions out of Boise State in 2011. He caught 48 passes for 607 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. He was cut in 2013 after clashes with his coaches during his second season.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Buster Olney joined the show to talk about yesterday's All-Star Game and he thinks people are placing too much importance on the result, and that it should go back to being strictly for fun. Also, as the Red Sox enter the second half of the season, they should focus on winning games and not think about being buyers or sellers.

[0:00:14] ... take him what is your assessment about what happened last night with Adam Wainwright and group appears to Derek -- start the game. And I felt bad for a first of Adam Wainwright is one of the really great people on the sport he's on it -- -- it. I needed to what he originally ...
[0:01:13] ... Mike Messina. That would them to gather all star game cal Ripken Chan Ho Park. You know he could make an argument -- that the pitchers group to -- there. It happens a lot more than maybe ...
[0:03:35] ... that it did anything more than an exhibition. And that -- like Adam Wainwright who was essentially trying to keep up Derek Jeter. -- -- doesn't have to backtrack. Are talking a -- only buster so dirtier got on her a lot and his name was spoken a lot. Last night. But two guys that there were not mentioned where Don Zimmer and Tony could win. Both guys who are not with this anymore do you think Major League Baseball miss an opportunity to ...
[0:11:00] ... did just that you see him ending up anywhere -- is this AJ Pierzynski Alfonso Soriano sort of just going off into the sunset. Yeah I think so -- -- you know Enrique Soriano. I know ...

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a female and communicating threats.

Hardy was sentenced to 18 months’ probation by Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorn-Tin after hearing nearly 11 hours of testimony. A 60-day jail sentence was suspended.

Chris Fialko, Hardy’s attorney, said he’ll appeal the ruling and Hardy has asked for a jury trial in superior court, putting the terms of the probation on hold. Hardy can travel with the team to training camp and compete in games.

“We have just learned of the verdict and are respectful of the process. We do not have a comment at this time,” the Panthers said in a statement.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

The Bulls used the amnesty clause Tuesday to cut forward Carlos Boozer after four seasons with the team.

Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer

Chicago also waived forward Lou Amundson and guards Ronnie Brewer and Mike James as the Bulls try to clear salary-cap space for the signing of Pau Gasol and 2011 draft pick Nikola Mirotic.

Boozer went to Chicago in a sign-and-trade deal with the Jazz in July 2010. He averaged 15.5 points and nine rebounds in 280 games with the Bulls.

Boozer had one year left on a five-year deal worth around $75 million. The amnesty clause allows the Bulls to release a player during the current labor deal and have 100 percent of his salary taken off the cap. Boozer is still owed the money, however.

“Carlos epitomized professionalism in everything he did for the Bulls both on the court, and in the community, during his time here in Chicago,” general manager Gar Forman said in a release. “Over the last four seasons, Carlos’ productivity helped elevate our team to another level. I have nothing but respect for Carlos, and certainly wish him the best as he moves forward.”

– Heat coach Erik Spoelstra spoke Tuesday for the first time since LeBron James decided to leave Miami to rejoin the Cavaliers. Although he said he was surprised by James’ decision, Spoelstra showed no animosity toward the superstar.

“He seemed at peace with the decision,” Spoelstra told reporters after the Heat’s summer league game in Las Vegas. “We don’t have any regrets. He shouldn’t have any regrets. It was a historic four-year run.”

Spoelstra won two titles with James during a four-year run that included four-straight NBA Finals appearances.

– At least the Heat will have two-thirds of their “Big Three” back next season.

Less than a week after James’ decision and Chris Bosh returned to Miami, Dwyane Wade signed a two-year deal with the Heat on Tuesday designed to give Wade and the team some flexibility in the coming years. 

The second of the two seasons on Wade’s contract is a player option, according to The Associated Press.

Financial terms were not announced, though it’s expected Wade’s 2014-15 salary will not reach the $20.2 million he would have made on his previous deal.

“I am proud to have spent every single day of my career as a member of the Miami Heat and to have brought three championship titles to this great city,” Wade said in a statement. “I’ve been here through the good times and the hard times. I have confidence in the Miami Heat organization and the team they are building.”

Lance Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Hornets, according to

The contract, which was signed early Wednesday morning after a meeting in Las Vegas between the team and Stephenson’s representatives Tuesday night, includes a team option for the final season, according to ESPN.

Mike Miller agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Cavaliers, according to the AP. Miller re-unites with James after playing with him in Miami for three seasons.

Miller, 34, shot 46 percent on 3-pointers and averaged 7.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game with the Grizzlies last season.

– The Warriors could be back in the Kevin Love sweepstakes.

According to the AP, the Timberwolves have reopened trade discussions with Golden State for the disgruntled All-Star forward. Minnesota president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking with Warriors general manager Bob Myers in Las Vegas on Sunday.

One of the key cogs in the deal is Klay Thompson, who the Warriors have been reluctant to give up. Reports indicate that Golden State’s stance on Thompson hasn’t changed.

Carmelo Anthony appears to have taken a discount to return to New York.

According to ESPN New York, Anthony’s new five-year contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million, $5 million less than the maximum.

The deal reportedly also includes a no-trade clause and has an early termination option after the fourth year.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Adam Wainwright admitted (and then recanted) to throwing a few meatballs Derek Jeter's way in his last ASG appearance. MFB also discuss the home-field advantage gained from winning the ASG.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post joined the show to discuss Derek Jeter.

[0:00:16] ... half hour exercise in futility. To analyze the phenomenon of last night's Derek Jeter love fest was there mob mentality. That sort of infested everybody from the stands to the dugout. To the broadcast boot to the press blocks where it was all about Derek Jeter all night long and the reason I bring this up. As a jumping off point I don't disagree with much of what you've written with one exception there's a lot and here that says Jeter deserved. A grooved a pitch. And he deserved the cover up. Explain that to me. -- Adam Wainwright. Give up a leadoff double Derek Jeter at -- letting him and met with president in game interview which is confident Austria where it. He kind of that aggregate ...
[0:02:29] ... player for a lot of time he deserves. A group pick from Adam Wainwright and all star game. That's my opinion deserves a cover up. Yes. When David Ortiz and David Ortiz decides to read the REIT announces retirement advance. And he gets the same got eleventh -- -- -- of Derek Jeter gets and David Ortiz would deserve such. Such as apparel -- I think you would deserve a group that -- all star ...
[0:03:20] ... Would would it be similar. No because that's more conspicuous again all Adam Wainwright had to say it was great job by you know there. And then world none of that weren't on the wiser for but it it Andrew McCutcheon -- view. Lolly -- after a fly ball and that's more blatant than men in the two different conversation. -- Adam Wainwright made two statements yesterday one of them has to be alive so based on. The tone and tenor of what you're talking ...
[0:07:18] ... -- -- do you think part of the love and admiration for Derek Jeter may be a celebration in some people's minds. -- -- -- -- That this is a guy that in the steroid era ...

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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[0:07:02] ... whispers about this because. Now we're very happy about Jenny dealt with Mel Brooks getting engaged yeah however there have been people -- such thing it's a public should be between a pitcher's outing. -- -- ...
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The guys opened the show discussing last nights All Star Game.

[0:03:09] ... arrived it was not a big deal at all. I think this Adam Wainwright situation. Balls into that category I ask the question. Is Adam -- A liar. Or is he an honest man what would you wanna be known as the obvious answer as you'd wanna be known as an honest man. Wainwright hedges and gets away from the liar thing and says I'm not a liar I'm -- knucklehead. Jumped at this point. In public that you need to explain yeah yeah -- I'm pleased -- Derek Jeter if you didn't watch the game maybe it's meant to last time work and sleep. Derek Jeter had perhaps the greatest single baseball game ever see -- -- -- mean it was that Fred Lynn ten RBI game yeah ...
[0:06:16] ... games all played with when he did in the first inning to Derek Jeter. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ...
[0:08:37] ... Padres -- the tribute to -- MLB said no thanks this is Derek Jeter night. And you can disagree about on this program is a better player Tony -- dot -- He died this year pretty right I believe he did and they said save it will go to another day extra point -- -- -- another day. Derek Jeter. Is retiring from the game moving on broadcasting coaching whatever is gonna do. He's there when every single player in sports is. ...
[0:11:47] ... from now. The rock will be rolled away populist up liquor and Derek Jeter and analysts and to have that all right so don't be blasphemous Callahan. We treat him. Like -- One patient like they ...

Luke Scott, who tormented the Red Sox on and off the field as a member of the Orioles and Rays, was fired from his Korean Baseball League team Wednesday after showing “disrespectful” behavior toward his coach.

According to reports out of Korea, Scott, who was playing for SK Wyverns, had been placed on reserve due to plantar fasciitis and was not pleased with how the team was managing his injury. After an argument with coach Lee Man-soon in which Scott called the coach a “liar” and “coward,” Scott told reporters the team did not respect his way of handling his physical condition.

Scott, 36, had a .267 batting average and six home runs in 33 games for Wyverns, and he was on the injury list three times.

The dispute raised questions about the cultural differences between Korea and the United States. Lotte Giants pitcher Shane Youman, another former major leaguer, said players should be allowed to speak their minds, although he avoided directly commenting on the Scott incident.

“I’m all for players expressing their feelings towards certain situations if they believe they have a right to. Not just foreign players, but Korean players as well,” Youman said (via the Korea Times). “Baseball has such a long season. Players and coaches are around each other all the time. Things will not always go smoothly. There may be arguments, or mix-ups here and there. At the end of the day, we all know who has the authority, but we are all men, and should be treated and respected as men.”

Scott played nine seasons in the majors, including three seasons with the Orioles (2008-11) followed by two with the Rays. He was best known in Boston for saying Fenway Park should be replaced and calling Red Sox fans “vulgar” troublemakers. He has been in the middle of multiple brouhahas with the team.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar