Brandon Sebirumbi Inks Contract With Portugal’s Sampaense

Former Furman University men’s basketball standout Brandon Sebirumbi inked a professional contract with Sampaense Basket of the Portuguese Basketball League, it was announced this week.  The 6-foot-9 forward paced the Paladins averaging 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a senior during the 2011-12 season. He shot 52.9% from the field while starting all 31 games and leading Furman […]

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Braves drop one to Miami

Jose Reyes hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins overcame an awful ninth inning to snap the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory. Atlanta lost to Miami for only the fourth time in 14 meetings. The series will wrap up Wednesday night at 7:00 PM.

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NFL fans want their refs back

Pressure on the NFL to get their locked-out referees back on the field is intensifying, after a second week of games with replacement officials. Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander explained it to The Washington Post: “It’s just like a team of rookies. If you’ve got a whole bunch of rookies on an NFL roster, you’re going to have a lot of […]

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Escobar banned for 3 games

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended for three games without pay for writing a vulgar Spanish slur on the black strips under his eyes. A Spanish professor told The Toronto Star that the phrase can be interpreted in several negative ways, not all of them with a homophobic slant. Escobar told reporters it was “just a joke.” […]

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Michael Turner out on bond after arrest

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding early Tuesday, just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team’s win over the Denver Broncos. The 30 year-old Turner of Suwanee, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5:00 AM. Turner spent barely two hours behind bars before […]

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Gamecock Swearinger suspended

South Carolina free safety D.J. Swearinger has been suspended by the Southeastern Conference for a flagrant hit during Saturday’s 49-6 win over UAB.  Swearinger will be ineligible to play for the Gamecocks against Missouri.  The action is the result of a hit which occurred at the 5:46 mark in the third quarter. The action, according to the SEC, is in […]

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‘Flying Tomato’ hits wall

Gold medal snowboarder Shaun White was arrested early yesterday and charged with public intoxication and vandalism after a wild night at a Nashville hotel. White, who is 26, reportedly pulled a hotel fire alarm at 2 a.m., forcing an evacuation of the guests. Then, he tried to bolt in a taxi, and kicked someone who tried to stop him. But […]

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Falcons 27, Broncos 21

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Denver Broncos 27-21 last night. The Broncos never quite got over an awful start by quarterback Peyton Manning. He was intercepted three times in the opening quarter, for the first time since 2007. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan had a better night. He threw his 100th career touchdown pass.

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