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Report: Matt Prater suspended for alcohol-related violation

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater will be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season after violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, Prater confirmed to Mike Klis of The Denver Post on Saturday night. According to Klis, the violation was alcohol-related. Prater has been in the NFL’s alcohol program since August 2011, when he was charged with driving under the...
Via NESN.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Welker suffers concussion

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered a concussion during Saturday night’s 18-17 loss to the Houston Texans, reports Mike Klis of The Denver Post. Wes Welker did suffer concussion said coach John Fox — Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 24, 2014 Welker was hit by Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger on a 11-yard pass.  Swearinger hit Welker with a combination of forearm...
Via Sports-Glory
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays protest game after controversial replay decison

It’s safe to say Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon isn’t a fan of Major League Baseball’s replay system at the moment. Maddon protested Saturday afternoon’s Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays after a controversial replay challenge in the fourth inning. During the frame, first base umpire Bill Welke initially called Rays outfielder Will Myers safe after an attempted...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron welcomes Love to Cleveland with Instagram pics

The Cleveland Cavaliers recently announced a three-team trade in which the team will acquire Kevin Love and send Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to Minnesota. And LeBron James has already taken to Twitter and extended a welcome to his new teammate...
Via The Sports Daily
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard has hilarious response for Twitter troll

Team USA announced their final 12-man FIBA World Cup roster Friday and Damian Lillard did not make the cut, but he’s keeping his head up and had a hilarious response to a fan who decided to poke fun at him for not playing a single minute in Team USA’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico Friday night at Madison Square Garden. “@Vin_Lee_: @Dame_Lillard we played the same amount...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe sent LeBron great text message in 2010

Kobe Bryant’s incredibly competitive spirit was on full display in a text message he sent LeBron James during the infamous summer of 2010. The summer of 2010 was the one when LeBron left Cleveland for Miami to form a Big 3 with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat. Prior to James announcing his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bears releasing veteran S Adrian Wilson

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears have informed veteran S Adrian Wilson that he will be released. Wilson, 34, signed a one-year deal with the Bears back in late June and was competing for a roster spot behind and Ryan Mundy and rookie Brock Vereen. He signed a three-year deal worth $5 million that included a $1 million signing bonus with the Patriots last...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

B.J. Raji out for season with torn biceps muscle

B.J. Raji’s 2014 season is over before it started. The Green Bay Packers nose tackle played just the first two series in Friday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders before sitting out the rest of the game with an apparent bicep injury. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after the game that he believed the injury wasn’t too serious, but NFL.com reported Saturday that Raji...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: I'm a huge 'Madden' nerd

The Carolina Panthers were very happy with what Cam Newton did on the field last season, and he showed major improvement in his leadership and overall skills. He is working hard to get better to lead the Panthers back to the playoffs this season, but he has other reasons for wanting to be as good as he possibly can this year. Newton came clean and admitted that he is a Madden football...
Via Sports-Glory
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

T-Wolves officially announce Kevin Love trade in newspaper

It is finally done. Kevin Love is gone from the T-Wolves and in return they are hoping Wiggins and Bennett become franchise players. Instead of going the Twitter, website or press conference route, they decided to announce the trade in the newspaper. They went old school. #twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan officially names Geno Smith starting QB

AP Photo The New York Jets announced today that Geno Smith will be the team’s Week One Starter, and not Michael Vick. “This is no slight to Mike Vick, believe me,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “I wanted to come out of this knowing we had two really good quarterbacks that we think can win games. In my heart, I think we have two we can win games with.” Smith said he always...
Via Down and Distance
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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