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Padres reportedly the favorite to sign Eric Hosmer

The San Diego Padres don’t have the deep pockets that some of the big-market teams in Major League Baseball have, but that isn’t stopping them from getting serious in their pursuit of Eric Hosmer.Hosmer has already met with the Padres twice, and Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that San Diego has emerged as the favorite to sign the 28-year-old. Hosmer has hit 25 home runs in...
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Alvin Kamara expected to play vs. Jets

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara left last week’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the first half with a concussion, but it sounds like he has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol.Kamara said during the week that he expects to play on Sunday against the New York Jets, and Saints head coach Sean Payton said the same on Thursday. Kamara getting knocked out early may have...
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Jets have no plans to play Christian Hackenberg in 2017

The New York Jets envisioned Christian Hackenberg as someone who could be their quarterback of the future when they used a second-round pick on him in the 2016 NFL Draft. My, how things have changed.With Josh McCown sidelined for the remainder of the season because of a hand injury, there was some speculation that the Jets might give Christian Hackenberg his first ever regular season...
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Report: At least 15 coaches have turned down Kent State job

Kent State is well on its way to becoming the Tennessee of the MAC.According to a report by Zach Barnett of Football Scoop on Wednesday, at least 15 coaches have turned down the Kent State head football coaching job, “whether technically offered or not.” Barnett adds that the search was originally focused on South Dakota head coach Bob Nielson, but he decided to stay with the Coyotes...
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Rockets center expects to take down Warriors

The Houston Rockets have the best record in the NBA at 22-4, and it has inspired one of their players to call out the defending champions.In an interview with Dave Schilling of Bleacher Report that was published on Wednesday, Rockets center Clint Capela spoke about how he thinks the team measures up to the Golden State Warriors, whom the Rockets currently lead by one full game in...
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Report: White Sox are ‘most aggressive suitor’ for Machado

The Baltimore Orioles have been engaging in trade discussions centered around Manny Machado, and you may be surprised to hear which team is reportedly expressing the most interest in the All-Star third baseman.Sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic that the Chicago White Sox emerged as the “most aggressive suitor” for Machado on Wednesday. The goal for the White Sox would be...
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Joel Embiid destroys Karl-Anthony Towns on Instagram

Joel Embiid is a living legend. First he beats you on the court, then he snatches your soul on social media. Take what happened with him and Karl-Anthony Towns for instance.Embiid’s 76ers beat Towns’ Timberwolves on Tuesday 118-112 in overtime. Embiid outplayed Towns as well, narrowly missing a triple-double with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists in 39 minutes.Embiid then posted...
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Cardinals trade Stephen Piscotty to Oakland to be closer to ailing mother

The St. Louis Cardinals worked on Wednesday to trade Stephen Piscotty closer to his home in the Bay Area to be near his ailing mother. According to a report, he is heading to the Oakland A’s.Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Wednesday evening that the A’s and Cardinals agreed on a trade that sends two prospects to the Cardinals for Piscotty. Piscotty’s mother was diagnosed with...
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Mike Leach shares his side of saga for released WR Tavares Martin

Mike Leach is explaining his side of the story surrounding wide receiver Tavares Martin, who has been dismissed from the Washington State football program.Martin, who was the Cougars’ leading receiver this season, was dismissed from the program, the school said on Sunday. Things took a twist after Martin said he was dismissed for asking for his release.However, Leach tells a different...
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Report: Diamondbacks not looking to trade Zack Greinke despite inquiries

Zack Greinke’s name has come up in trade rumors this week, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much to them.On Tuesday, reports were saying that the Texas Rangers were interested in Greinke. Then it was reported that other teams like the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees were also interested in Greinke.However, it sounds like the Arizona Diamondbacks are not interested in...
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Austin Rivers to miss Clippers’ next game with concussion

Austin Rivers will miss the Los Angeles Clippers’ next game after suffering a concussion on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.Rivers was elbowed in the side of the head by Jonathan Simmons just before halftime and left the game. The Clippers later announced he would not be returning to the game and that he was being tested. The team said after the game that he had suffered...
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LSU OL coach Jeff Grimes leaving for BYU OC job

Jeff Grimes is moving on up in the coaching world.Grimes is expected to leave his post as LSU’s offensive line coach to become BYU’s next offensive coordinator. The news was reported by Football Scoop and confirmed by The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.Dellenger says Grimes will stay on to coach LSU in their bowl game against Notre Dame. He also was making $550,000 at LSU, so it’s possible...
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Pacers GM appears to be gloating over Paul George trade

Indiana Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard definitely appears to be on Team Petty.Pritchard caused a bit of a stir this week by liking some old tweets criticizing his trade of Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder over the summer. Indeed, Pritchard was ridiculed at the time for the seemingly underwhelming return of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis that he received in exchange for George...
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UCLA offering free tickets to California firefighters

UCLA’s athletic department is trying to show some appreciation for the firefighters who have been working so hard to battle all the fires in the state.The UCLA Athletics Twitter account announced on Wednesday that the school is offering two free tickets to all California firefighters who want to attend one of the Bruins’ last four men’s basketball games in December. Firefighters...
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Antoine Walker at Celtics game gets all the jokes

Antoine Walker returned to Boston to take in a Celtics game and did so looking significantly different than he did during his playing days.Walker spent the first seven seasons of his NBA career with the Celtics. On Wednesday, he was at TD Garden to watch the Celtics and Nuggets. For many on social media, the topic of discussion wasn’t Walker returning the the place he began his pro...
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Angels reportedly close to acquiring Chase Headley

The Los Angeles Angels are making moves at the Winter Meetings.The Angels are reportedly close to acquiring Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres to fill their need at third base. This move would come hours after they made another trade to acquire Ian Kinsler from the Tigers to play second base.Luis Valbuena was slated to play third base for the Angels in 2018, and he was coming...
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Each bowl game’s most important player

Late December and early January are heaven for college football fans. We’re set to watch 38 bowl games, plus the College Football Playoff, all in the span of three weeks. Many of these games are exciting matchups between quality teams, and one key player could make the difference in all of them.Here’s a look at the most important player to watch in each of this season’s slate of...
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Paul George booed by Pacers fans like crazy

Paul George did not exactly receive a cozy welcome upon his return to Indiana.George was booed during pregame introductions prior to Wednesday’s Pacers-Oklahoma City Thunder game. Once the game began, the former Pacers star was booed every time he touched the ball for OKC.George was drafted by the Pacers in 2010 and gave them seven excellent seasons, blossoming into a star with the...
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Angels reportedly acquire Ian Kinsler from Tigers

The Los Angeles Angels had a hole at second base that they were looking to fill, and it sounds like they have done so via a trade with the Detroit Tigers for Ian Kinsler.The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Wednesday that the Angels acquired Kinsler from Detroit, though terms of the deal were not disclosed.The Tigers are rebuilding and had no real need for Kinsler, who was owed...
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49ers player: Jimmy Garoppolo has become leader of team

Jimmy Garoppolo seems to be having a big impact on the culture of the San Francisco 49ers.The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has won both of his starts for his new team, and his impact goes beyond simple on-field matters. According to one unnamed 49ers player, Garoppolo has taken full control of the locker room and emerged as a legitimate team leader only a few months into his tenure...
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Jerry Jones hints at next move after Roger Goodell extension

With all avenues apparently exhausted, Jerry Jones is coming to terms with another seven years of Roger Goodell as NFL commissioner — and looking for new ways to curb some of his power.The Dallas Cowboys commissioner, who fought Goodell’s extension tooth and nail, had words of praise for the commissioner on Wednesday, conceding that Goodell loves the league and has been good for...
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Carson Wentz’s ACL surgery went ‘very well’

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent successful ACL surgery on Wednesday.Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie confirmed that the surgery went “very well,” with Wentz expediting the process to recover sooner from his injury. Wentz has obviously set his sights to 2018 already, and has sought to make the best of a bad situation. It will be of little consolation to an Eagles...
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Arians has ‘no idea’ if Peterson will play again this season

Adrian Peterson has sat out the last two weeks with a neck injury, and it sounds like there’s a good chance we have seen the last of the veteran running back this season.On Wednesday, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that he has “no idea” if Peterson will be able to suit up again this season. A report from last week indicated that Peterson will not need to...
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Report: Red Sox contacted Orioles about Manny Machado

If the Baltimore Orioles trade Manny Machado, the Boston Red Sox probably wouldn’t want to miss out.According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are one of the teams that have reached out to the Orioles to discuss Machado’s availability in a trade.Nothing appears close, as the Orioles don’t seem to have decided whether they want to keep or trade their star infielder...
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Mother of Jose Reyes’ child says she was attacked by his wife

Jose Reyes has an eight-year-old child with a woman who is not his wife, and that has led to some drama in the MLB star’s personal life in recent years. Apparently that drama has not subsided.Christina Sanchez, the mother of Reyes’ daughter Liyah, told the New York Post that Reyes’ wife, Katherine Sanchez,  tried to physically attack her at a Starbucks in Long Island on Wednesday...
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