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Brady issues statement on Facebook after having suspension lifted

    Tom Brady issued a statement on his Facebook page Friday that serve as his first public comments since having his four-game suspension overturned Thursday. The statement was pretty nice and to the point:   The regular season starts tomorrow morning and I cant wait to fully commit my energy and emotion to focus on the… Posted by Tom Brady on Friday, September...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo reportedly asked to lie about being fired by NESN

    Late last month NESN announced popular broadcaster Don Orsillo would not be returning for next season in a move that did not sit will with many Red Sox fans. Despite firing Orsillo, the network reportely wanted the long time play-by-play announcer to lie and communicate his leaving as a mutual decision. Per sources, NESN – facing huge backlash – asked Don Orsillo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Cassel believes Bills will keep three quarterbacks

If we are to believe Matt Cassel, perhaps the Buffalo Bills will keep three quarterbacks on their final roster after all. The Bills held their much-anticipated, three-headed quarterback competition over the summer. Tyrod Taylor rose to the top and was named the team’s starter by head coach Rex Ryan. Ever since the announcement was made, it was speculated that Cassel, rather than...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis police seize scalpers' World Series tickets to give to friends

    A group of St. Louis police officers were involved in a scam to seize tickets from scalpers so their friends and family could attend World Series games in 2006, recently released documents show. The ACLU posted documents Thursday that they had been seeking to obtain since 2007 regarding the case of corruption. Vice Sports wrote about the scam on Friday and says that the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eli Manning happy Tom Brady will play NFL season opener

The support that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been receiving since his four-game suspension was vacated in federal court has been nothing short of overwhelming. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has two Super Bowl victories over Brady, shared his support when asked his thoughts about Judge Richard Berman’s ruling (via CSNNE.com): “I saw it today...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

Phil Kessel was constantly criticized during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his conditioning. Despite the fact he was consistently one of the best scorers in the NHL, Maple Leafs fans thought Kessel could afford to drop a few pounds. All of this scrutiny eventually led to Kessel parting ways with the Leafs and now he’s starting a new chapter with the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton addresses ‘gang’ photo on Instagram

Cam Newton refuses to back down to fans accusing him of posting a “gang” photo on Instagram. Newton isn’t the most active user on social media, but he did post a photo Thursday of himself with several friends. According to The Charlotte Observer, the photo was taken on a trip to Mexico in May. Newton is seen throwing up some letters with his hands, while five others are seen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers defense is younger and faster but not better

The Pittsburgh Steelers franchise reached a turning point at Baltimore in the 2011 season opener. Fresh off their third Super Bowl appearance in six years, they were hammered 35-7 by the Ravens on a sun-splashed afternoon. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp’s words still hang in the air to this day. He said days later the Steelers were “old, slow and it’s over.” In a way, Sapp...
Via The Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke basketball to visit White House next Tuesday

The Duke Blue Devils, who won their fifth national championship this past April, will be visiting the White House to celebrate their accomplishment this upcoming Tuesday. The White House has announced that head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the 2015 squad will meet President Obama at 11:55 AM ET in Washington D.C. NEWS: Blue Devils to Visit White House Tuesday http://t.co/2rimREGQ1P...
Via College Spun
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys have interest in Broncos RB Montee Ball

    Montee Ball could end up being released soon, and the Dallas Cowboys would have interest in him if that is the case. Ball is fighting for a roster spot on the Denver Broncos and buried below several running backs on the team’s depth chart. He also didn’t play well in Thursday’s finale, rushing for just 27 yards on 16 carries. The Broncos are said to be shopping...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL owners to discuss changing Goodell's disciplinary role

The Deflategate fallout could signal a change in Roger Goodell’s workload. The Washington Post reported Friday that NFL owners will discuss potential changes in the NFL commissioner’s disciplinary role. This comes one day after Federal District Judge Richard Berman ruled against Goodell and the NFL by lifting New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals

    Chip Kelly had long been shopping quarterback Matt Barkley, and it looks like he has finally found a taker. The Philly Inquirer’s Jeff McLane and Zach Berman report that the Eagles have traded Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional 7th-round pick. Barkley being shipped out of town not only means the Eagles are parting ways with their fourth-round pick from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss
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