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Brandon Knight open to idea of coming off bench for Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight wants to see the team get back into playoff contention, and it looks like he’s willing to shift into a sixth man role in order to make that happen. At Suns training camp on Tuesday, Knight was asked about the possibility of coming off the bench for the Suns in 2016-17. “I’m here to work hard, be a great teammate, do what I’ve always been...
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Jadar Johnson does not think Lamar Jackson will be a challenge

Saturday’s massive game between Louisville and Clemson got even more interesting thanks to some comments from Tigers safety Jadar Johnson. Johnson was speaking with the media on Tuesday about the upcoming matchup between the two top-five teams, and he most certainly was not intimidating by the Cardinals. In fact, Johnson said he thought facing Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson will...
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Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards pic.twitter.com...
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Joaquin Benoit tore his calf running out of bullpen in fight with Yankees

Joaquin Benoit will be out for some time after tearing his left calf muscle on Monday, but it’s not what happened so much as how it happened that’s the story. Benoit’s Blue Jays got into a benches-clearing fight with the Yankees Monday, and the relief pitcher hurt himself running out from the bullpen to participate in the fracas, if you can believe that. Things got heated...
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Report: JJ Watt re-injures back, facing extended absence

After having back surgery earlier this year, there was speculation about whether J.J. Watt would be ready to start the season. The defensive star was cleared to play in Week 1, but could now be facing an extended absence. As reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Watt has re-injured his back and is potentially facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines. Sources: #Texans star DL JJ...
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Terrelle Pryor thinks Browns can go undefeated rest of season

The Browns may be 0-3, but their record isn’t getting Terrelle Pryor down. Pryor still has confidence in his team and even said on Tuesday that he feels Cleveland can win the rest of their games. “We’re so close to getting over that hump,” Pryor said, via Cleveland.com. “Once we get over that hump, I think we’re going to have a lot of success, even this year. We’ve...
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Stephen Strasburg unlikely to pitch in NLDS

Washington Nationals All-Star right-hander Stephen Strasburg may still be on track for a return at some point this postseason, but it doesn’t appear likely to happen in the Divisional Series. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said on Tuesday that Strasburg is unlikely to pitch in the NLDS, per Chase Hughes of Comcast SportsNet. GM Mike Rizzo said Strasburg is unlikely to pitch...
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Zydrunas Ilgauskas reportedly mentoring Joel Embiid at Sixers training camp

If there’s one big man who knows a thing or two about going on to a long, productive career despite being hampered by foot issues early on, it’s retired NBA great Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Now he’s looking to pass along some of that knowledge over to Sixers big man Joel Embiid. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Ilgauskas is present at the opening...
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Tyler Eifert reportedly not expected to play in Week 4

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert had been aiming to make his season debut in Week 4, but it looks like he may have to wait at least another week in order to do so. According to a report by Bob Holtzman of ESPN on Tuesday, Eifert is not expected to play on Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins. A Week 5 return against the Dallas Cowboys is seen as a more likely possibility...
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Wilson Ramos done for year with torn ACL

The Washington Nationals just clinched their third NL East division crown in the last five seasons, but the postseason crusade will have to march forward without the help of their All-Star catcher. According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, Wilson Ramos is out for the year after suffering a torn ACL. Horrible blow to #Nats: All Star catcher Wilson...
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WATCH: Tiger Woods awkwardly booted out of photo at Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods has played for the U.S. Ryder Cup team seven times during his remarkable golf career, so serving as a vice captain this year is going to take some getting used to. In fact, it already led to one embarrassing moment for the 14-time major champion. When the U.S. team was posing for photos on Tuesday, Tiger seemingly forgot he wasn’t actually playing in the event. A photographer...
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Mike Tomlin: Expect ‘a lot’ of Le’Veon Bell in Week 4

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is finished serving his three-game suspension to start off the 2016 season, and he is ready to dive face-first back into the fold. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday to expect “a lot” of Bell in Sunday’s Week 4 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mike Tomlin on...
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Report: Rose not revealing true concern over rape investigation

Derrick Rose has maintained his innocence as he faces an ongoing rape investigation, but that does not mean the New York Knicks newest star feels confident in what the outcome of the case will be. Chris Mannix of The Vertical reported on Monday that Rose is “troubled by the uncertainty of his legal entanglements more than he is letting on.” When facing questions from the media...
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Todd Bowles had ‘come-to-Jesus meeting’ with Jets after loss

The New York Jets have a lot of work to do if they want to accomplish their goal of making the playoffs, and Todd Bowles is well aware of that. After an embarrassing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the head coach is hoping a fiery meeting helped him get through to the team. Before beginning a fresh week of preparation on Monday, Bowles addressed his players about finding an identity...
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Report: Pats ‘hopeful’ both Garoppolo, Brissett will be active

Despite coming away from their Week 3 win with a very grim outlook at the quarterback position, the New England Patriots could have both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett available for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that the Patriots are “hopeful” both players will be active. #Patriots hopeful that both Jimmy Garappolo...
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Marlins players turned down boat invitation from Fernandez

As if the pain of losing a 24-year-old teammate isn’t enough, several Miami Marlins players are now haunted with one of the most crippling thoughts a person can have. That could have been us. In a chilling feature about the hours before Fernandez and two other men were killed in a boating accident, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports notes that Fernandez asked several Marlins teammates...
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Greg Hardy told police someone slipped cocaine in his wallet

Greg Hardy was arrested for possession of cocaine in Texas over the weekend, but the former Dallas Cowboys defensive end claims the drugs were not his. According to a police report obtained by NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, officers discovered 0.7 grams of cocaine in a wallet in Hardy’s car after a routine traffic stop. Hardy admitted the wallet was his, which makes sense because it...
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Lakers will decide on what to do during anthem as team

The Los Angeles Lakers are unsure of whether they will partake in national anthem protests or not during the upcoming season, but any decision they make will come as a team. First-year head coach Luke Walton told reporters on Monday that the team’s players and coaches understand the importance of the issues that inspired people like Colin Kaepernick to protest. “It’s obviously...
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Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant has not had MRI, should be good to go

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears, but it may not even be serious enough to require an MRI. During his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he does not believe Bryant has undergone an MRI, despite reports that Dez was scheduled to have one Monday. Jones also hinted Bryant...
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Five biggest individual NFL performances of Week 3

Week 3 of the NFL regular season is now officially in the books and it provided a whole lot of excitement. There were several emotionally-charged games across the league that spurred on impressive individual performances. With that in mind, here’s a look at five players who stood out above the rest and dominated on an individual level. 5. Dustin Hopkins (kicker, Washington Redskins...
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LSU QB Danny Etling has funny comment about face injuries

LSU quarterback Danny Etling took an extremely unfortunate hit on Saturday — one that happened to come at a time where he wasn’t wearing a helmet. Despite that, the junior insists he is not going to miss any time. And as an added bonus, Etling says his social life has not been negatively affected by his newly-arranged face. “My health is good,” Etling told reporters on...
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Ed Orgeron reportedly made decision to fire Cam Cameron

When Ed Orgeron was named the interim head coach at LSU, his first major decision was firing his offensive coordinator. According to a report from Andrew Lopez of NOLA.com, LSU only fired head coach Les Miles. It was initially believed that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was let go along with Miles as a package deal, but Lopez reports that Orgeron was given the option of keeping...
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Matt Ryan hilariously avoids making block

Matt Ryan showed off his veteran smarts when he pulled a Deion Sanders and thought better of giving up his body to block a massive defender on Monday night. Late in the Saints-Falcons game, Atlanta was trying to run out the clock and gave the ball to Devonta Freeman. Freeman ran to the right but then reversed course and headed left, which gave Ryan an opportunity to throw a block...
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Corey Kluber forced to exit start early with groin tightness

The Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation is getting dangerously close to reaching critical mass. Right-hander Corey Kluber was forced to exit his start against the Detroit Tigers on Monday early due to right groin tightness, per Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com. Kluber left game with right groin tightness. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) September 27, 2016 The former AL Cy Young Award...
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Tom Brady sunbathes naked on vacation in Italy

Tom Brady appears to be making the most of his suspension from the NFL. The New England Patriots quarterback traveled to Italy with wife Gisele for a nice getaway. Brady was even photographed sunbathing nude while in Positano. The NY Post shared the photos. https://t.co/EVbpiFNeFP — New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) September 27, 2016 Brady was suspended four games by the...
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