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USC Suspends Josh Shaw For Lying About Saving Drowning Nephew

He wasn’t going to play anyway since his ankles are all jacked up, but better to come clean now before the situation got a lot worse. Here is the official statement from USC. USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw came to USC athletic department officials this afternoon (Wednesday, Aug. 27) and admitted that he had lied about how he suffered his ankle injuries over the weekend. He said...
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Dan Snyder Says Redskins Getting New Stadium; Will Bid for Super Bowl

Per Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins have “started the process” of designing a new stadium. Snyder wouldn’t confirm where the stadium would be built, only that he wants to go with a retro look for the design. Here is what Snyder had to say to CSN Washington. “Whether it’s Washington, D.C., whether it’s another stadium in Maryland, whether it’s a stadium in Virginia...
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Jerry Colangelo Calls Harden Team USA’s Leader

Due to Paul George’s injury and Kevin Durant withdrawing, team USA has been searching for some leadership. Ironically, on the same day where Harden threw his Rockets teammates under the bus, Jerry Colangelo, USA basketball chariman says he would look to the bearded one for leadership. “Right now, I think I would look to Harden as that leader,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry...
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Jerry Jones Says The Cowboys Are Facing an Uphill Battle

At least Jerry Jones is realistic about his Glitz & Glam team (his words, not mine). Here is what he told his players as they prepare for the season via ESPN. Instead of alluding to possible Super Bowl dreams, Jones told the players in his address to the crowd, that “our back’s up against the wall.” Coming off three straight 8-8 seasons and winless so far in the preseason...
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Report: Michael Beasley Has Second Workout With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are clearly in rebuilding mode heading into this upcoming season. The team is not expected to contend for a title, or even a playoff spot for that matter, and is looking to fill out their roster with some entertaining players to help put people in the seats. What better way to put an entertaining product out on the court than by combining Kobe Bryant, Nick...
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Titans Agree To 4-Year, $36M Extension With Jurrell Casey

If you don’t know who Jurrell Casey is, then you should spend the rest of the week getting your football knowledge up to par. Casey just received a hefty four-year, $36 million extension from the Tennessee Titans.  According to reports, $20 million of that is guaranteed. Big news, #Titans fans! The Titans and @jurrellc have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension! ...
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Harden Says He Plays Better D on Team USA Because of Better Teammates

James Harden can be a little lax on defense (I am being kind), but he says he is a defensive stopper on Team USA for one simple reason. He’s practicing against better players. Here is what he had to say via the Washington Post. Surprisingly, Harden has earned praise from Coach Mike Krzyzewksi for his effort on defense, an end of the floor where he was so uninterested that a YouTube...
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Steelers Won’t Suspend Bell or Blount

The Pittsburgh Steelers organization has decided not to suspend RB’s Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount after their recent arrest last week for smoking marijuana on the way to catch the team flight for a pre-season game. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the Steelers won’t suspend either player.  He bases his conclusion on the plain language of the...
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Michael Vick: I Saved Riley Cooper’s Career

Michael Vick is seething mad at Riley Cooper, although he’s proud of what he got accomplished. Almost a little over a year ago, Cooper almost ruined his career after video surfaced of the wide receiver throwing around racial slurs during a drunk tantrum at a concert. At that point most of the Eagles players wanted nothing to do with Cooper, but then-Eagles quarterback Michael Vick...
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Chargers Announcer Suspended for Anti-Semitic Joke

The San Diego Chargers have announced the suspension of announcer Hank Bauer for their final preseason game. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Bauer will sit out due to anti-semitic remarks he made while attempting to joke during the Chargers loss to the San Francisco 49ers over the weekend. “Although we know Hank had no ill-will behind his remarks, we agree the comments...
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Virginia Tech Announces Extension for Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech has announced a two year contract extension for Frank Beamer that will keep him as the head coach until 2019. Here are the details via WDBJ17.com “We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock wrote in a news release. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest...
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New NBA Rule Inspired by Paul George Will Help Clear the Baselines

In a memo sent out to the 30 NBA teams and obtained by the Associated Press, the NBA has made two new rules that will effect the space around the basket stanchion. 1. The “escape lanes,” the spaces flanking the stanchion that must be kept clear at all times for players hurtling underneath the basket, will be expanded from three to four feet on each side. 2. The number of camera...
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Josh Gordon Thinking About Suing the NFL

Josh Gordon’s decision has been made. He has been suspended for one calendar year for repeat violations of the NFL’s drug policy. Instead of taking his punishment gracefully Gordon and his camp are allegedly considering a lawsuit against the NFL. A source told FOX Sports that Gordon’s camp is considering a lawsuit against the league that would include seeking an injunction...
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Jeff Fisher Says ESPN Manufactured Sam’s Shower Story

The question begs whose idea was it? Josina or ESPN? Who decided hey let’s ask a bunch of Rams players about Michael Sam’s shower habits. According to Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher the blame goes to Anderson. I think it’s unethical. I think it’s very unprofessional. Not only the piece itself, the content. The manner in which she did it. It’s my understanding she manufactured...
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Shannon Brown Signs 1-Year Deal With Heat

The Miami Heat have signed veteran guard Shannon Brown to a one-year deal. Shannon Brown's deal with the Miami Heat is for one year, $1.3 million. — Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) August 27, 2014
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Man Pretends to Get Shot 16 Times to Get Girl to Text Him Back

This sounds reasonable to me…….. Let’s follow the text chain shall we (try to ignore the bad language and racial slurs_……. So look what this ***** sent me after being ignored for the umpteenth time pic.twitter.com/q0zXUUMr97 — ICE (@Immaculate_ICE) August 25, 2014 SOOOOOOO I get this text the other night pic.twitter.com/9ZHAi6A3q4 — ICE (@Immaculate_ICE) August 25...
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Cardinals Agree To 1-Year Deal With Tommy Kelly

The Arizona Cardinals will try to supplement the lossof Darnell Dockett with a recently released New England Patriot. Tommy Kelly will sign a one-year deal with Arizona. The Cardinals have reached an agreement w/ former Patriots DT Tommy Kelly on a 1-year deal (via ESPN & Media reports) pic.twitter.com/BAwm7TqesE — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 27, 2014
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Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn Are Denim Buddies (Photos)

I am not sure what is going on here. Dressed to impress at the #Packers Welcome Back Luncheon. pic.twitter.com/nLgQT7xUSb — Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 27, 2014
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LeBron & Lance Stephenson Have Slightly Different Workout Routines (Photo)

This is the difference between a good player like Lance Stephenson and one of the greatest players ever. I understand Lance isn’t as big of a guy as LeBron but my college team used to do carries with heavier weight. #Levels pic.twitter.com/tRfD1enSLK — everything i'm not (@No_Cut_Card) August 27, 2014 Lance is only 23 so he has time to get his weight up.
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Nike Reveals Another New LeBron 12 Design (Photos)

These have to be the 3rd pair of LeBron 12s we’ve seen revealed this week and still Nike hasn’t sent out a release date or confirmed if all of these colorways will hit shelves or if some are PEs. Maybe Nike should slow down and wait for the season to begin before they roll out another new LeBron 12 Design. Thanks to our friends over at TheShoeGame.com we got our hands on these...
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Get to Know The Women of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 20′ (Video)

The Ultimate Fighter 20 is the first all female cast of the ultimate fighter and it’ll feature 16 of the best strawweight female fighters in the world. The women’s strawweight division is the UFC’s newest weight class and the show will crown the division’s first champion.  The women are all very talented fighters in the octagon and the video below shows that they are also...
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NFL Players Agree With Obama Marijuana Is No Worse Than Alcohol

Earlier this year, President Obama made a statement saying that marijuana was no more dangerous than alcohol. To nobody’s surprise, a confidential survey of NFL players revealed that most of them sided with the POTUS. As part of a survey of 100-plus players conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation, 75 percent of the 82 players who answered said they agree with Obama’s statement,...
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Seahawks Fine Stems From Sherman Fight in Minicamp

When news broke yesterday that Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks had been fined $300k for a violation of off-season non-contact rules, details on what caused the fine and sparked an NFLPA investigation were scarce. Today, more information has started to come out on why exactly Seattle was being investigated in the first place. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, report...
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Redskins fan gets Homer Simpson-RG3-inspired haircut

I am not exactly sure what is going on here, so I am going to let the Washington Post explain. Jesus Cruz was surprised to learn that Instagram photos of his latest creation — a haircut depicting Homer Simpson wearing a Robert Griffin III jersey in front of a Redskins logo — had started to make the Internet rounds on various sites after they were shared on Twitter last night...
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Tony Romo Shares Cover Of SI With Nick Foles (Photo)

Sports Illustrated released four separate covers for 2014 NFL Preview edition magazine on Wednesday. Each cover features division rival quarterbacks, and Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is one of the eight quarterbacks featured, sharing the cover with Cowboys QB Tony Romo. So do the two gunslingers shared the SI jinx or are we all going to blame it on Romo. h/t thacover2
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