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Each Top 25 team’s most important player

Who will lead the way for the nation’s best teams in 2017? College football is almost upon us, and with the release of the AP Top 25, we’re talking a look at a key player from each of the ranked teams who will have a big say in how things go for their program this season.1. Alabama — Bo ScarbroughIf you want to know anything about the running back’s importance to the Crimson...
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Rich Hill blames himself after losing no-hit bid on walk-off

Rich Hill lost a perfect game Wednesday night after a teammate committed an error in the 9th inning, and then he lost a no-hitter on a walk-off home run in the 10th. It was an absolutely brutal result for a pitcher who did nearly everything he could to win the game.Even though Hill gave his Dodgers a great chance to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, he put the blame on himself for the...
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Andrew McCutchen perfectly sums up Dodgers-Pirates game

The Dodgers and Pirates played what will likely be one of the more memorable games this season on Wednesday. Afterward, Andrew McCutchen perfectly summed up what took place. Rich Hill pitched perhaps the game of his life for the Dodgers. He carried a perfect game into the ninth inning, which was broken up on a fielding error by Logan Forsythe on the first batter of the inning. However...
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Report: Bucks were ‘close’ to trading for Kyrie Irving

The Boston Celtics apparently beat out at least one other serious Eastern Conference suitor for Kyrie Irving’s services.John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reported on Wednesday that the Milwaukee Bucks were “close” to a deal for Kyrie Irving and had offered Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon, and a future first-rounder. We heard rumblings from the very start that the Bucks...
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Vikings dispute Blair Walsh’s claims that he was being taunted

Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh accused his former Minnesota Vikings teammates of taunting him from the sideline during last Friday’s preseason game, but that accusation is news to the Vikings.The Vikings universally denied that anything had been done to Walsh beyond what usually happens on an NFL sideline during a kicking situation.“There were guys just yelling his name...
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Woman assaulted over noise of television during Steelers game

The television broadcast of a Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game made things violent for one Pennsylvania family.A 77-year-old victim’s daughter, Delores M. Amorino, and granddaughter Sarah M. Amorino are both charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, strangulation, terroristic threats, false imprisonment, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief after allegedly...
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Jaguars to start Chad Henne in third preseason game

A change at quarterback may be in the works for the Jacksonville Jaguars.A week after Blake Bortles struggled in his preseason outing against the Buccaneers, the Jags said Bortles’ job was in jeopardy. That seemed to become more clear after a report said Bortles and backup Chad Henne split snaps evenly over the weekend.Now it seems that the pendulum is swinging even more in favor...
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Vikings troll Aaron Rodgers with tweet to ex-girlfriend Olivia Munn

The Minnesota Vikings just kicked up their rivalry with the Green Bay Packers another notch. Actor/comedian Nick Swardson, a Minnesota native, shared a photo on Twitter Wednesday of him in a Vikings hat with his arm around Olivia Munn. Munn is the ex-girlfriend of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Vikings decided to get in on the fun. They commented on the tweet, saying that...
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Robert Griffin III finally cuts his long hair

After years of sporting long locks that helped define his look, Robert Griffin III has finally cut his hair.RG3 posted a few photos on Twitter Wednesday of his new, much shorter ‘do. He also explained with a few tweets that he finally got tired of getting his hair done, which led to the cut. Griffin remains a free agent. The former AP Offensive Rookie of the Year played five games...
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White Sox rookie Nicky Delmonico overcame addiction to Adderall

Nicky Delmonico appears to have had quite the journey to the big leagues. A Tuesday feature by The Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh revealed that the White Sox rookie overcame an Adderall addiction on his way to the MLB. The story shares details of how Delmonico, who was prescribed the attention-deficit disorder drug in high school, almost quit baseball after his addiction drew him...
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Trevor Rosenthal to undergo Tommy John surgery

Trevor Rosenthal’s season has come to an end and the pitcher faces a long rehab process. The St. Louis Cardinals moved Rosenthal to the 60-day DL Wednesday and announced that the pitcher will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. Rosenthal experienced tightness in his arm and did not pitch well in his final outing last week. He was initially placed on the 10-day DL as the Cardinals...
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Mitchell Trubisky getting first-team reps, will get time with starters Sunday

The Chicago Bears intend to take a closer look at rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky this week.Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Trubisky took first-team reps on Wednesday, and the No. 2 overall pick will also get at least one series with the starters in the second half of Sunday’s preseason game.Fox also said, according to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson, that there are no plans to...
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Report: Justin Verlander trade talks not currently active

A trade involving Justin Verlander does not appear to be imminent, according to one report. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Wednesday that trade talks involving the Detroit Tigers starter are not currently active. Verlander cleared revocable waivers earlier this month, clearing the way for him to be traded. With the way he’s looked lately, one would figure he’d be generating...
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LeBron James spotted playing pickup game at UCLA

You never know who might show up to get some run on the basketball courts at UCLA. Even LeBron James rolls through Westwood from time to time.Former UCLA basketball player and creator of Comedy Central TV show “Legends of Chamberlain Heights”, Josiah Johnson, was on campus in Westwood Wednesday. He shared video on Twitter of James playing in a pickup basketball game. According...
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Ben McAdoo: ‘No regrets’ about Giants’ handling of Odell Beckham injury

Odell Beckham Jr.’s ankle injury made for some very strange viewing for those watching the New York Giants’ preseason game on ESPN, but coach Ben McAdoo says the Giants did the best they could.Beckham sprained his ankle during Monday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, and ESPN cameras caught the star wide receiver hunched over in pain in the tunnel while receiving...
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Donald Penn ends holdout, reports to Raiders

Donald Penn has officially ended his holdout. The offensive lineman reported to the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday. The team even tweeted a photo of Penn on the practice field to confirm things: Penn is set to make $5.8 million this season, which is the last year of his two-year contract. The 34-year-old knows he is up there in age and that he needs to get all the money he can while...
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Report: Browns looking to trade Brock Osweiler

What a difference 48 hours can make.Just two days ago, reports said Brock Osweiler could end up as the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback to open the regular season. Now on Wednesday, a new report said the team is looking to trade Osweiler.The first piece of curious information surrounding Osweiler emerged early Wednesday when a report said the quarterback would not play at...
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Klay Thompson not worried about money breaking up Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are by far the best team in the NBA, and that does not appear to be changing too soon.The team had a successful summer in which they retained Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston, and Andre Iguodala. That group will join cornerstones Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to form the best team in the league.With that core in place, Golden State, which...
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Tony Romo, wife welcome third child

Congratulations are in order for Tony Romo and wife Candice on the birth of their third child. Romo announced on Twitter Wednesday that wife Candice gave birth to the family’s third son — Jones Mccoy Romo. The Romos are two babies away from having enough children to form a starting five in basketball, as Tony noted. Their first son, Hawkins Crawford, turned five in April. Their...
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Neil Smith after helping stranded motorist: ‘I’m no hero’

Former Kansas City Chiefs legend Neil Smith was in the right place at the right time on Tuesday and helped a stranded motorist.Streets nearby Voy Spears Elementary in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, were flooded Tuesday after high rains and some were barricaded. But one woman still proceeded through one of the flooded streets and ended up stranded.Smith, a six-time Pro Bowler during his...
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Hue Jackson: DeShone Kizer ‘trending’ toward being Week 1 starter

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson won’t commit to rookie DeShone Kizer as his Week 1 quarterback, but it certainly appears that he is the clear front-runner.Jackson dropped another clear hint Wednesday, saying that it is “trending” in the direction of Kizer starting the Browns’ regular-season opener and that it would take an extremely poor performance for the rookie to lose...
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Report: ‘Highly intoxicated’ Russillo entered condo, refused to leave

More details are emerging about the arrest of ESPN host Ryen Russillo in Wyoming.According to the Jackson Police, a “highly intoxicated” Russillo entered a condominium that was not his and refused to leave. The condo’s two occupants did not know Russillo and asked him to leave, but he was too drunk to do so.“Occupants pointed the suspect out who was found in a bedroom,...
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Tony Allen could be an option for Celtics?

After trading away two of their top perimeter defenders this summer in Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, the Boston Celtics may be pursuing a familiar face. Celtics reporter Brian Robb of the Boston Sports Journal mentions First Team All-Defensive guard Tony Allen as a potential option for the team, noting that Boston has a guaranteed roster spot left and the veteran’s minimum to...
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Report: Young Bulls players 'can’t stand' Dwyane Wade

If Dwyane Wade was brought in, in part, for his veteran leadership to young Chicago Bulls players, it seems to have backfired.In a Tuesday appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, Nick Friedell said that a Wade buyout was “inevitable” and that he has very much worn out his welcome with the team’s younger players.“The reality for Dwyane is he was sold as the guy who was going to help...
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Hank Aaron: Colin Kaepernick is ‘getting a raw deal’

One of the greatest and most famous athletes of all time agrees with the assertion that Colin Kaepernick is being treated unfairly by the NFL.MLB legend Hank Aaron said in a video for AllThatTV Wednesday that Kaepernick is “getting a raw deal” and deserves “a chance to do his thing” at the NFL level.“[Kaepernick] has gone to all these camps, I suppose, and nobody seems...
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