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Jarryd Hayne to be featured in Madden '16

Jarryd Hayne has made quite the impact on the field in the preseason. Now Madden '16 is recognizing his talents in unveiling Hayne as the featured player in the Madden Ultimate Team Mystery Box.The former rugby star is quite the player in the video game, boasting a 95 acceleration, 93 carry and 90 juke move.Based on his preseason play, those ratings would be accurate. (h/t Yahoo Sports)
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Vernon Davis feels 'great' about team heading into 2015

New faces, new coaching staff, new era for the San Francisco 49ers.  Despite all the roster turnover and a tumultuous offseason, Vernon Davis believes the team has the talent to be successful come fall.  "I feel great about the team," Davis said, via the team website. "I'm definitely optimistic about it. That's the way you want to be. I feel like we have the right pieces in place...
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Dortmund's Grosskreutz heads to Galatasaray but can't play

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) Borussia Dortmund says midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz is heading to Galatasaray immediately even though he will not be able to play competitive football for his new club until the next transfer window in January. The planned transfer fell through when the necessary paperwork was not delivered in time for Monday's deadline. FIFA declined to approve a request...
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Jameis Winston knows pressure is coming, and accepts the challenge

Quarterback Jameis Winston saw on Saturday a glimpse of what opposing defenses will likely throw his way in 2015. The Cleveland Browns sent different blitzes from multiple directions. While it caused Winston to struggle a bit, Joe Kania of Buccaneers.com reports that Winston accepts the challenge of pressure being thrown his way. “It’s kind of a common thing when you have a rookie...
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Report: Ravens show interest in RB Fred Jackson

All indications are that newly released running back Fred Jackson is headed to Seattle, but the Ravens have reportedly kicked the tires on the possibility of bringing him to Baltimore.Jackson, who was surprisingly released by Buffalo on Monday, reportedly met with the Seahawks on Tuesday with the hopes of inking a deal. With a contract not yet signed, it would make sense for the...
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Gerald McCoy: We have to make people fear coming to Raymond James

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is one of the biggest leaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, without a question. With that said, the All-Pro player wants his Bucs teammates to create a new identity this season. According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, McCoy wants to make opponents fear coming to play in Tampa. "When the ball is thrown or the ball commits, all 11 hats to the ball," McCoy...
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Eli Manning: Confidence in offense not affected by preseason

Just one day after New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings said that the offense wasn't showing their hand in the preseason, quarterback Eli Manning essentially confirmed that same thing. Despite the offense's slow start, Manning is not worried. Because quite frankly, this is the preseason we're talking about here."I think game planning is a big deal," Manning said per Big Blue...
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Texans trade TE Khari Lee to Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Khari Lee from the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick. A product of Division II Bowie State, Lee entered the league as an undrafted free agent this year. He had 107 receptions for 1,255 yards and four touchdowns over 40 games in college. The Bears also waived tight end Blake Annen on Wednesday. He played...
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Report: Buccaneers have contract offer on table for CB Tim Jennings

When the Chicago Bears released cornerback Tim Jennings, it didn't take long for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have him in for a visit. While Jennings came to town to visit and left without a deal, it seems as though Jennings to the Bucs is still possible. As Pewter Report first reported through their Twitter account, Jennings is currently debating an offer that's on the table from...
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NaVorro Bowman: 'I enjoy leading these guys'

NaVorro Bowman is the unquestioned leader of the 49ers defense now. Despite being away from the game for 19 months recovering from a torn MCL and ACL, Bowman has appeared as healthy as ever in the preseason. The coaching staff noted his energy in the team's preseason contest vs. Denver, and even allowed him to play beyond his snap limit."He was just having a blast and it was right...
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Oregon St. OC Dave Baldwin says he drinks 16-18 Diet Cokes a day

"Every man has a vice, and if he doesn't, then he's lying to you. And this is my vice." That quote comes from first-year Oregon State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin, who admitted to OregonLive.com that he downs 16-18 cans of Diet Coke each and every day. Coca-Cola rewarded Baldwin for his loyalty by sending him a custom mini refrigerator. While that's a nice gesture, at 16-18...
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Cubs' Schwarber scratched with rib soreness, will have tests

  Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber was scratched with right rib soreness before Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. A Cubs spokesman says Schwarber, who was scheduled to bat second in the lineup and play left field, will have precautionary tests. Chris Coghlan, originally batting third and playing right field, moved up to the second spot and shifted to left field. Austin...
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Podcast: Enjoying the Cubs' season with broadcaster Len Kasper

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Landa wins 11th Spanish Vuelta stage, Aru takes overall lead

CORTALS D*ENCAMP, Spain (AP) Mikel Landa of Spain raced ahead to climb the final ascent alone and win the 11th stage of the Spanish Vuelta in the Pyrenees on Wednesday, while Italy's Fabio Aru finished second to claim the overall race leader's jersey. Ian Boswell of the United States finished third in a tough 138-kilometer run from Andorra La Vella to Cortals d'Encamp. Joaquin Rodriguez...
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Former Flame Sarich eyes return following horrific bicycle accident

Veteran defenseman Cory Sarich is looking to return to the ice after missing all of last season while recovering from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident."I've spoken with a few teams," the 37-year-old Sarich told the Calgary Herald on Tuesday. "That’s been obviously the goal — to try to see if there’s any interest out there. Nothing so far. I’m just going to keep...
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Giants LB Jon Beason optimistic about playing Week 1

When New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason injured his knee earlier in the preseason, he had three weeks to get ready for the season opener. At the time, he claimed he would be good to go for Week 1, but based on his injury history, there was reason to be skeptical. It's beginning to look like Beason will be a full go when the Giants open up their regular season on September 13th...
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Report: The Clippers are 'in the planning stages of having a team mascot'

The Clippers haven't had a mascot since the days of this guy. That might all be about to change.From Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:So, what are the options here? Is it going to be a boat, since the team is so aptly named after a ship? Will it be a captain? A Steve Ballmer exploding head? A huge replica of Donald Sterling? (Too soon?)In actuality, if the Clippers fail to make...
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Ice Cube's son upset about Kobe Bryant's NBA 2K16 rating, disses Clippers

Ice Cube's son, Oshea Jackson Jr., has had himself a heck of a few weeks. Starring as his father in the box office hit Straight Outta Compton, Jackson is becoming a star quickly. You'd think he'd be in a pretty good mood. But he's not, and it's because of Kobe Bryant's NBA 2K16 rating.TMZ caught up with Jackson recently and asked him about his Lakers loyalties. "Lakers fan 'til...
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Cubs OF Schwarber scratched with rib soreness vs Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber was scratched with right rib soreness before Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. A Cubs spokesman says Schwarber, who was scheduled to bat second in the lineup and play left field, will have precautionary tests. Chris Coghlan, originally batting third and playing right field, moved up to the second spot and shifted to left...
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Gillick praises Phillies GM Amaro but decision on future not imminent

The future of Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will be determined over the next month of the season.Outgoing Phillies president Pat Gillick told MLB.com on Tuesday that a decision on Amaro "will be made in the next 30 days or so." Amaro is in is seventh season as the club's GM and in the final year of his contract.Andy MacPhail will take over as president for...
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Tennessee officially announces Checkerboard Neyland campaign for OU game

As if the home opener for Tennessee could get any bigger, it officially just did. Butch Jones began his Wednesday press conference with some expected yet exciting news for fans of Big Orange Nation:The Vols open the season on a neutral field in Nashville against Bowling Green Saturday and will have their home opener Sept. 12 against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma, where Tennessee hopes...
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Dolphins' Suh: Goal is always to put OL in a tough position

Ndamukong Suh is one of the most disruptive players in the NFL and is constantly wreaking havoc up front. Even when he doesn't fill stat sheets with sacks and tackles, he's impacting the game in a big way. And that's why he was made the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history by the Miami Dolphins this offseason.For Suh, it all begins with putting offensive linemen in tough...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says AC Milan were 'desperate' to have him back

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed former club AC Milan were interested in signing him in the transfer window. Ibrahimovic, who made his return from injury for Paris St Germain in the 3-0 win over Monaco on August 30, was linked with a move back to Italy this summer. Having played for Milan during two spells - the first on loan - between 2010 and 2012, Ibrahimovic moved to PSG where...
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Shock-Storm Preview

A long homestand has helped keep the Seattle Storm in the Western Conference playoff race. The Storm look to cap the six-game KeyArena stretch with a season-high third straight win Thursday night against the surging Tulsa Shock. Seattle (9-20) is 3-2 on the homestand and coming off Sunday's confidence-building 69-59 victory over East contender Washington. The Storm trailed by 10...
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Scioscia: No plans to be a part of Angels' GM search

The Los Angeles Angels would like to find a new full-time general manager sooner rather than later. That's the word that trickled out earlier this week, at least, as Arte Moreno and his staff are expected to fill the position shortly after the season ends (if not before).  Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register caught up with manager Mike Scioscia prior to the Halos' game with the Oakland...
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