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Mets reportedly naming Mickey Callaway manager

The New York Mets are reportedly bringing in a well-respected pitching coach as their new skipper. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Sunday that the Mets have chosen Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their new manager, and a deal is being finalized. The 42-year-old Callaway has been Cleveland’s pitching coach under Terry Francona since 2013, overseeing...
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Dwyane Wade admits he is struggling to find role with Cavaliers

For the first time in his NBA career, Dwyane Wade is not a focal point of his team, and he has admitted that adapting has been a struggle for him.Wade said Saturday that after a career of being one of the two leading options on every team he’s played for, he is still trying to find the best fit in the team after Cleveland’s 114-93 loss to the Orlando Magic.“I’m trying to find it...
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Report: NFL moving closer to having ‘Social Awareness Month’

NFL owners and executives want the players to move completely past protesting during the national anthem, and it would appear progress is being made toward raising awareness for social issues in other ways.Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that the NFL and NFLPA are planning to begin more “projects and initiatives” beginning in Week 13. The ultimate goal is to add...
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Report: Marcus Peters to testify in Marshawn Lynch suspension appeal

Marshawn Lynch will reportedly have the support of Marcus Peters during the appeal hearing for Lynch’s one-game suspension for making contact with an official.During Thursday’s game between the Chiefs and Raiders, Lynch ran onto the field during a skirmish between both teams after a late hit on Derek Carr and was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for grabbing an official...
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Teddy Bridgewater to reportedly return in Week 10 at the earliest

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice this week for the first time in over a year, but it will reportedly be a while before we see him appear in a game.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Week 10 after the Vikings’ bye is the “earliest target date” for Bridgewater to return.Bridgewater suffered a devastating knee injury in training camp last summer...
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Report: Jerry Jones was only voice of opposition at anthem meetings

NFL executives and owners met with players on Tuesday to discuss the issues surrounding national anthem protests, and most of the reports we have heard about the dialogue were positive. However, Jerry Jones has apparently not softened his stance on the subject.According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Jones was “quite vocal” in expressing his opposition to anthem protests during...
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Andrew Luck reportedly out until at least December

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a setback with his surgically-repaired shoulder this week, and as a result he is not expected to play meaningful football for at least another month.Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Luck’s potential return has likely been pushed back to December. While speculation has begun growing that Luck may not play at all in 2017...
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Josh Reddick excited to face Dodgers due to how he was treated by their fans

Josh Reddick is very much looking forward to his opportunity for sweet, sweet revenge against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.After his Houston Astros clinched the AL pennant with an ALCS Game 7 win over the New York Yankees, the veteran outfielder said he was excited to play the Dodgers because of how their fans treated him during his brief stint there.“Personally, I...
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Report: Roger Goodell’s contract extension being held up by anthem debate

It has been two months since a report surfaced claiming NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was on the verge of signing a contract extension, and the deal has not yet been finalized. Could that have something to do with the ongoing debate surrounding national anthem protests?ESPN’s Adam Schefter was told by sources that Goodell’s extension is still expected to be completed, though the...
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Stephen Curry says he deserved ejection for ‘stupid’ decision

Stephen Curry could be facing a suspension after he was ejected from Saturday night’s game for throwing his mouthpiece at an official, and the two-time NBA MVP is not trying to justify his actions.Following the Golden State Warriors’ 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Curry admitted that he deserved to be thrown out for the way he acted. “That last play I thought I got fouled...
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Report: Aaron Rodgers could resume throwing in six weeks

The Green Bay Packers are hoping that Aaron Rodgers can return from his broken collarbone late in the regular season, and it sounds like there is a decent chance of that happening.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that doctors believe Rodgers can resume throwing in six weeks, which would be the first step toward the quarterback making a return.For what it’s worth, Ian Rapoport of NFL...
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Kate Upton gives fiance Justin Verlander massive celebratory kiss

Justin Verlander got a really nice bonus on top of making it to the World Series winning ALCS MVP on Saturday: a huge smooch from fiancee Kate Upton.Upton was in attendance at Minute Maid Park in Houston to watch her fiance’s team beat the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS Saturday. FS1 cameras showed Upton going nuts when Verlander was named ALCS MVP.During the postgame celebration...
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Clay Helton says Sam Darnold has been dealing with ankle injury

USC head coach Clay Helton said after his team’s 49-14 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday night that quarterback Sam Darnold has been dealing with an ankle injury for the past month.Darnold went 20 of 28 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Fighting Irish. He was replaced by Matt Fink late in the game after tweaking his ankle. Helton noted that Darnold has been...
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Erik Spoelstra: Shortened preseason may be factor in increased injuries

Erik Spoelstra doesn’t think it’s too coincidental that the NBA is seeing more injuries to start the year right as they shortened the length of the preseason.Speaking before Saturday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat head coach said the decision to trim the preseason but keep training camp on the same schedule may contributing to the increase in injuries leaguewide...
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Report: Leonard Fournette may not play against Colts

Leonard Fournette may not play for the Jacksonville Jaguars in their Week 7 game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.Fournette suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Jacksonville’s loss to the Rams last weekend. During the week, reports said the rookie was expected to play in Week 7, but that may not be the case.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Jags are not expecting...
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Sports Illustrated has prescient covers for both World Series teams

Sports Illustrated may be the big winner in the 2017 World Series matchup, as they have an applicable cover for each representative: the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. The SI jinx will apply to one team, while their cover will prove prescient for the other.Back in June, 2014, SI ran a cover declaring the Astros the 2017 World Series champs. Consider that the Astros had just...
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WATCH: Penn State fans chant ‘We want Bama’

Penn State fans have their eyes set on a showdown with No. 1 ranked Alabama.On Saturday, Penn State got a bit of revenge for last year’s 49-10 defeat to Michigan by blowing out the Wolverines 42-13 in front of a “white out” in Happy Valley. After starting the season ranked No. 6 in the country, the Nittany Lions are currently in the No. 2 spot, right behind Alabama.The two schools...
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Steph Curry may face suspension for throwing mouthpiece at ref

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant completed the rare double-double in Golden State’s game on Saturday night. The two former MVPs were ejected during the Warriors’ 111-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.Curry was tossed after angrily throwing his mouthpiece at an official because he was upset that a foul wasn’t called on Memphis during a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter. Durant...
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Yankees paying Brian McCann to beat them in ALCS

The New York Yankees falling behind the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS was bad enough, but the way it happened had to be especially painful.Prior to the 2014 season, the Yankees made a big free agent splash by signing Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal. The catcher delivered in the power department with 69 home runs over three seasons. However, he failed to hit above...
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Jose Altuve does serious bat flip after Game 7 home run

Jose Altuve came up big once again for his Houston Astros, and he did one heck of a bat flip to celebrate.The Houston second baseman went opposite field on a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning of Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday night to put his team up 2-0. The homer marked Altuve’s second of the series.He also decided to take his bat for an extra long ride up the first...
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Alex Bregman saves run with stellar defensive play in Game 7

Alex Bregman and Brian McCann combined for a stellar defensive play in Game 7 of the ALCS that saved the Houston Astros a run, helping them maintain their lead against the New York Yankees.Greg Bird doubled to lead off the fifth, and Aaron Hicks walked two batters later, giving the Yankees runners on the corners with one out. Todd Frazier then hit into a fielder’s choice to Bregman...
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Lane Kiffin’s FAU team breaks out with record-setting game

Lane Kiffin and his FAU Owls are proving to be a problem for their Conference USA opponents.Kiffin’s Owls lit up the scoreboard with school-record 69 points in a win over North Texas on Saturday. Perhaps even more impressively, they put up a conference-record 804 yards in the game.Quarterback Jason Driskel passed for 357 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for a score. The...
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Joe Girardi may have addressed Charlie Morton touching bubble gum

Charlie Morton loves his gum balls — literally. And that may be an issue for the New York Yankees.Yankees manager Joe Girardi went out to speak with home plate umpire Mark Carlson early in Game 7 of the ALCS, who later spoke with Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch. FS1’s broadcast crew aired the footage and suggested that Girardi was complaining about Morton touching bubble gum in...
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Tennessee DB Rashaan Gaulden apologizes for flipping off Alabama fans

Rashaan Gaulden offered an apology for a gesture that happened as a result of getting caught up in the moment during Tennessee’s game against Alabama.In the third quarter of Saturday’s game, Daniel Bituli intercepted a pass from Tua Tagovailoa and took it 97 yards the other way for the Volunteer’s first (and only) score of the game. Afterwards, Bituli’s teammate Rashaan Gaulden gave...
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Aaron Judge robs Yuli Gurriel of home run in Game 7

Aaron Judge made a game-changing play in Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday, and it didn’t even come with him as a batter.The New York Yankees right fielder robbed Yuli Gurriel of a home run to lead off the bottom of the second inning in Houston. The problem is the Astros needed a fan to pull a Jeffrey Maier rather than shy away from the ball. Judge’s catch kept the game scoreless. A...
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