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Report: Geno Smith not filing charges against IK Enemkpali

By Jesse Reed Though he has every right to do so, Geno Smith reportedly will not file charges against former New York Jets teammate after IK Enemkpali broke his jaw in a locker-room dispute. This report comes by way of Kristian Dyer of Metro: “The source indicated to Metro that Smith is unlikely to pursue charges at this time and likely won’t. It is unclear if the reason...
Via Sportsnaut
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Todd Bowles on QB Matt Flynn: ‘He was the only one available’

By Jesse Reed New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles acknowledged a sad truth about the declining pool of quarterback talent available in the NFL these days. Whether intentional or not, Bowles slammed free agents like Michael Vick, Rex Grossman and Tyler Thigpen when he commented about his team’s reason for picking up free agent quarterback Matt Flynn on Wednesday. After saying...
Via Sportsnaut
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas LB does 'Ric Flair' to pump up his team

By Andrew Holleran College athletes love to do the “Ric Flair.” You can see them doing it here. And here.  Texas’ football team has gotten in on the fun.  Longhorns senior linebacker Peter Jinkens decided to channel the WWE legend while attempting to pump up his teammates in the huddle. He was successful.  Know I had to do the Rick Flair one time pic.twitter.com/SLzfiGnywY...
Via College Spun
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-NFL QB survives apparent suicide attempt

By Larry Brown Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer is alive but wounded after shooting himself in a reported suicide attempt. NBC Chicago reports that the former Bears QB shot himself at a motel in Calabasas, Calif., Tuesday night in an apparent suicide attempt. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to the motel for a welfare check and found the former QB with a non...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman not happy about severity of Brady punishment

By Cameron McDonough Richard Sherman is no longer talking trash to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the field. Instead, his anger is directed at the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is upset with the penalties given to Brady for his alleged involvement in the Deflategate saga. “You’re fining players more than you’re fining organizations? That should...
Via NESN.com
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Miss Texas asks Jordan Spieth on date in rap song

By Larry Brown Jordan Spieth is a man in demand. Even Miss Texas wants a piece of him. Sort of. Miss Texas Shannon Sanderford threw out the first pitch prior to Tuesday's Texas Rangers game. Afterwards she did an interview with FOX Sports Southwest to promote her appearance at the upcoming Miss America pageant. Sanderford revealed that her talent is singing, and then she performed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Smith had a better place to be than a joint practice

By Rachel Wold Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. is never shy about speaking his mind, no matter the situation. When asked if he liked the joint practice session with the Philadelphia Eagles, the veteran responded with the bluntness we all know and can respect him for. Per Connor Orr of NFL.com, Smith said: “No, I’d rather be at home. Because you asked me...
Via Sportsnaut
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Agreement or not, Alex Ovechkin is going to the 2018 Olympics

By John Coppinger The NHL hasn’t decided whether its players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Alex Ovechkin has decided that it doesn’t matter, he’s going. In an interview with Tass in Russia, Ovechkin said that he, and others, will head to Pyeongchang to play for their country: “The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelvin Benjamin to have surgery to repair torn ACL, out for 2015

By Rachel Wold The Carolina Panthers have just taken a huge hit to their offense. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the team’s worst fear, that second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will need surgery to repair a torn ACL he sustained in practice Wednesday. VIDEO: @Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin injures knee during joint practice with @MiamiDolphins. http://t.co/hPNLpVNRO1...
Via Sportsnaut
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien on Jadeveon Clowney: 'So far, so good'

By David Kenyon Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is finally healthy enough to practice, and head coach Bill O’Brien is pleased with the second-year player’s progress through a few sessions. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien explained that the team is steadily increasing Clowney’s workload each practice. O’Brien said: “We...
Via Sportsnaut
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

By Cameron McDonough Chase Utley is heading home to Southern California. The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade the second baseman to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies will get a pair of prospects -- Darnell Sweeney and John Richy -- and will pay the Dodgers $4 million to help with the remainder of Utley’s contract for 2015. This means the Dodgers’ payroll is...
Via NESN.com
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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