Atlanta brewery loses SB LI bet to Sam Adams and had to pay up with a special edition brew

Samuel Adams brewery in Boston made a Super Bowl 51 bet with Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Co. and the loser had to develop and distribute a limited edition beer honoring the champions. With the Atlanta Falcons committing the ultimate collapse and “held an L” for the defeat against the New England Patriots, Sweetwater anted up and went…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Bill Russell are awarded SI’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

To honor Muhammad Ali, whose lifetime of achievement forever changed the world, SI is renaming its Legacy Award the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The honor will celebrate individuals whose dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship has spanned decades and whose career in athletics has directly or indirectly impacted the world. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim…

Goodell and the NFL threaten to suspend players named in Al Jazeera PED report unless they agree to interview

The National Football League has informed the NFL Players Association on Monday that the four players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in an Al Jazeera America report – Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison, Green Bay Packers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, and former Packer (now free agent) Mike Neal – must be interviewed by Aug. 25 or face.…