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Hard Not to be Cynical about LeBron James' 'Cleveland Hustles'

The first of two efforts from executive producer LeBron James, Cleveland Hustles is one part competition, one part effort to document the revitalization of Gordon Square, an up-and-coming neighborhood in Cleveland. On the surface, the goal of shining a light on a mission to build a business model designed to revive communities is laudable, and the first episode goes a long way...
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Chargers release statement on Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers took an especially odd situation and made it a tad more questionable on Wednesday. In response to a report that contract talks are going nowhere between the Chargers and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa, the team released this statement. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x — San Diego Chargers (...
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NBA Rumors: Blake Griffin, Clippers Both Want Him To Stay In Los Angeles

The Blake Griffin trade rumors have subsided in recent months, and the reason for that is probably pretty simple. If the latest Basketball Insiders report is any indication, both Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers seem insistent on Griffin staying in L.A. for quite some time. “Sources close to Griffin have been adamant he is planning to re-sign in L.A. and that he’s not going...
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Stephen Gostkowski Breaks Down Why Patriots’ Ryan Allen Is NFL’s Best Holder

FOXBORO, Mass. — Stephen Gostkowski recently said in an interview with The MMQB he believes New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen is the best holder in the NFL. So, I posed a question to the Gostkowski before Wednesday’s practice: What exactly makes Allen so much better than the other 31 guys holding kicks around the league? The longtime Patriots kicker offered a thoroughly...
Via NESN.com
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Here are all of the MLB-record 27 players the Dodgers have placed on the DL this season

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been smacked silly with the injury bug in 2016. The club announced on Wednesday that starters Brett Anderson and Scott Kazmir have been placed on the 15-day DL. Anderson has been dealing with blister problems, while Kazmir is out with neck inflammation. This is Anderson’s second stint on the DL this season, but Kazmir’s placement on the DL ties...
Via The Comeback
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Gary Sanchez the latest in a small, but impressive, AL rookie class

While it isn’t the class of 2015 that featured superstars Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor at it’s head and Miguel Sano coming up a quick third, there are certainly some players of great interest in the 2016 rookie crop, the latest of which have come courtesy of the Yankees deciding to finally play for next year. The most prominent example of this was when Aaron Judge and Tyler...
Via The Outside Corner
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Gronkowski calls out Cowboys over 'Do Your Job' sign

The Dallas Cowboys have a new mantra plastered on their locker room wall this year, and Rob Gronkowski is not the first person to notice that it looks awfully familiar. During the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl run two years ago, the phrase “Do Your Job” became the official rallying cry of the team. Bill Belichick wanted to emphasize that his players stop worrying about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Familiar faces that won't be seen in the NFL this year

As the rings of the Olympics fade for another two years, the shield rises from its seven-month slumber to delight sports fans across the country. The NFL will make its annual debut in two weeks. You can squeal in delight if you want to. NFL fans will be sitting down on their couches with hot wings and cold beverages expecting to see their favorite players. They’ll scan and...
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The Oakland A’s looking at waterfront site for new ballpark

The Oakland Athletics’ search for a new ballpark has taken them near the waterfront. Phil Matier and Andy Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle report Oakland A’s co-owner John Fisher is expected to scout the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal on Thursday as a possible location for a proposed new stadium. The terminal is currently a cargo-loading area. The Oakland A’s current...
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Video: Trevor Bauer on Managing His Sinker’s Movement

Imagine you’re floating on a raft down a lazy river. It can’t be so hard to imagine, it’s still August. In one hand, naturally, you’ve got an adult soda; the other, you place into the water to check the temperature. Suddenly, you’re headed — slightly but perceptibly — towards the bank on the same side as that hand you’ve submerged. Now stop imagining. In layman...
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TSS Roundtable: Which team is too high/low in the TSS Top 50?

Our top 50 concluded yesterday, with Alabama sitting atop our preseason poll. Now that we’ve completed all of the previews, it’s time to let each staff member chime in on which team(s) his colleagues may have ranked too high or too low. In addition, we’ve put together a list of all the previews on a single page. Q. Which team is ranked too high in the TSS Top 50? Which one...
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The Rock’s ‘Fast and Furious’ role was written for Tommy Lee Jones

Here’s a complete 180 in previous potential casting news. Vin Diesel held a Facebook Q&A last week where he revealed the character Luke Hobbs in Fast Five, wasn’t written for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Instead, the role of government bounty hunter was written for someone completely different. What buff, popular actor was the part written for? Iconic grumpy old man Tommy...
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Marshawn Lynch works as Cal’s scout-team RB

No, Marshawn Lynch isn’t there so he doesn’t get fined. The former Seahawks running back voluntarily took reps as Cal’s scout-team back during practices in Sydney Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. ICYMI, Marshawn Lynch suited up for #Cal in Tuesday’s practice: https://t.co/ErnlJCtNY1 — Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) August 24, 2016 The Golden Bears open the season against Hawaii...
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Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen once looked like a young Bill Walton

It’s late in the 2016 Major League Baseball season and that means after well over 100 nights of working together, broadcasts can get just a little bit more light-hearted and slap-happy.  That appears to be what happened last night as the Mets gave all the meme lovers out there a wonderful gift in unearthing a college picture of their play by play announcer Gary Cohen.  He looks...
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Teddy Bridgewater planning to play this week

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sat out last week’s game with a mysterious shoulder injury. It ended up being nothing more than a sore shoulder, but the team’s initial public response to the injury left many with questions (more on that here). The good news here is that Teddy is planning to play this week after being sidelined in Minnesota’s second preseason...
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Strasburg's Absence Won't Sink Washington

There aren't too many things worse than learning that your staff ace, who has previously had Tommy John surgery, is going on the disabled list with elbow soreness. Unfortunately for the Washington Nationals, that's precisely the scenario in which they found themselves on Monday when Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day DL. It's not a wholly unexpected move. Although Strasburg...
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Tyler Clippard on Beating BABIP and the Limits of FIP

Tyler Clippard has always been a smart pitcher. That’s evident from his erudition as well as his results. Based on my experience, the 31-year-old reliever is equally adept at discussing his craft and flummoxing opposing hitters with solid-but-unspectacular stuff. As noted in this past Sunday’s Notes column, Clippard has recorded the lowest BABIP against (.237) of any pitcher...
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Zach Johnson unloads on Olympic golf

You can add Zach Johnson to the list of golfers who have no intention of ever representing their country at the Olympics. After a practice round at the Barclays Championship on Monday, Johnson was asked if he watched any of the Rio Olympics. He said he watched “a lot,” but he most certainly didn’t follow along with the sport he plays. “Oh, I didn’t watch golf,” Johnson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

Baller. Global Icon. Selfish. Rapist. Legend. Kobe Bryant has been called those words (and many more) in the 20 years he has been in the public eye. Whatever you want to call him, there is no denying that impact he has had on sports in Los Angeles. After 1,566 games, five championships and a couple of Finals MVPs, the former Los Angeles Lakers guard was honored by the Los Angeles...
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Alex Rodriguez to embark upon a motivational speaking career?

Alex Rodriguez appears ready to move on from the world of baseball — to a certain extent — and embark upon a career in motivational speaking. The former slugger recently signed on with Greater Talent Agency, an organization that coordinates appearances by high-profile individuals on the motivational speech circuit. The presumably former ballplayer’s bio on the agency...
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Former Gawker & Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio’s redemption tour has begun

Much have been made and written of the demise of Gawker Media and while most of it focuses on the cross-section of money and journalism or what might become of former owner Nick Denton, there’s one figure at the center of the whole story who might be simultaneously ruined and saved all at once: A.J. Daulerio. Daulerio, for those who haven’t been paying attention, is the former...
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Breshad Perriman says he’ll be ‘worth the wait’

The Ravens drafted Breshad Perriman 26th overall in 2015, and they’ve waited a long time for him to take the field. The wide receiver out of Central Florida told the team’s website that it will be worth the wait and he expects to be ready to go when the Ravens open the season at home against the Bills in Week 1. Perriman tore the PCL in his right knee and missed his rookie season...
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Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows what it’s like to be the victim of Roger Goodell’s firm disciplinary hand, and he believes that there are major trust issues between the league office and the players. Brees told CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday that a multitude of factors have combined to bring about the erosion of trust. “I certainly don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s World Champion Review

It is suggested in this retrospective of Bob Backlund’s career that he was a forerunner, some thirty years earlier, of the John Cena effect on fans. I’m not so much remembering a give and take of the fans, some hating, some loving, as much as noticing the disconnect between the passionate fans of professional wrestling and of a certain Living Legend, and the portrayal of a World...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys fan LeBron praises Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz

LeBron James is a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan, so the fact he recently sang the praises of two New York Giants wide receivers certainly is an interesting development. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar took to Instagram Tuesday to issue two separate posts to articulate his admiration for Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Aug...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Westbrook trade not in Thunder's in-season plans

Russell Westbrook signing a contract extension earlier this month didn’t guarantee he’ll be with the Oklahoma City long term. What it really did was buy the Thunder more time to see if Westbrook wants to stay that long, and to determine if it’s even the right move for the franchise. “Sources close to the situation say the Thunder’s view on Westbrook is to see what he...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting the 10 biggest mistakes of the NFL offseason

It’s late August around the football world. That’s when we are all privy to overreactions in pretty much every city where an NFL team exists. From a rookie quarterback looking stellar in the preseason to issues with veterans under-performing, these overreactions give way to reality when September hits. Though, there are already some pretty strong conclusions we can draw from...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Demaryius Thomas has perfect response to Josh Norman’s criticism

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was held to just one catch in Super Bowl 50, and Josh Norman, who had him in coverage, is still boasting about it. Thomas was targeted six times, but only had one reception, and Norman hasn’t forgotten about it. He recently declared himself “the best cornerback on Earth,” and also made sure to let the world know what happened back...
Via The Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss
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