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Top recruit Tate Martell wanted to transfer early in Ohio State career

As J.T. Barrett has endured struggles as Ohio State’s starting quarterback this season, there have been calls for someone else to take his place.Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow are next up on the Buckeyes’ depth chart, but there is also another intriguing option: Tate Martell.Martell was a star player in high school and coveted recruit. He went 43-0 for Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas...
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Wyoming QB Josh Allen deleted Twitter off his phone after Oregon game

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen revealed this week that he deleted Twitter from his phone after putting up a dud against Oregon last weekend. Allen entered the season in contention to be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft. After poor showings against Iowa and then Oregon, his draft stock may have slipped. He doesn’t really want to hear about it, which is why he got...
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John Wall tears up in emotional Kentucky Hall of Fame speech

John Wall on Friday night was inducted into the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame, and he gave a great speech.Wall played at Kentucky in the 2009-2010 season and helped the program reach the Elite Eight. He was named SEC Player of the Year and to numerous All-American teams.He gave thanks to many of his coaches and former teammates during his speech, but he especially singled out...
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Report: Jeter plans to fire multiple Marlins special assistants

When new owners take over any business, they tend to do a fair amount of firings in order to staff the organization with the personnel of their choosing. It appears things won’t be much different for the Miami Marlins.The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported on Friday that Derek Jeter’s prospective ownership group plans to fire multiple special assistants in the Marlins...
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Report: Thunder on Carmelo Anthony’s expanded trade wishlist

Could a Big Three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony soon be upon us? Ian Begley of ESPN reported on Friday that the Oklahoma City Thunder are on Anthony’s expanded list of teams he would waive his no-trade clause for. We heard earlier in the day that Anthony was opening up his list beyond his long-preferred destination of the Houston Rockets, including at least...
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Kevin Love tweets perfect response to troll attempt by Barstool Sports

Kevin Love is not here whatsoever for any of your lightweight Twitter slander. Barstool Sports took a shot at the Cleveland Cavaliers big man on Friday, tweeting a video poking fun at his perceived inability to fit in with the team. For his part, Love wasn’t about to let them bring that weak sauce into his paint and went on to reply thusly: The “fit out” criticism is a popular...
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Carmelo Anthony expands his trade wishlist

Carmelo Anthony has expanded his trade wishlist in an effort to make it easier for the New York Knicks to deal him, according to a report.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Anthony this week gave the Knicks a list of teams to whom he would accept a trade. Anthony has a no-trade clause and would like to be traded by the Knicks before the season begins.His preferred destination...
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Kyle Shanahan takes jab at controversial pass interference call

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan took a not-so-subtle jab at a controversial offensive pass interference call that helped halt a late rally against the Los Angeles Rams. With the 49ers down two points inside the final two minutes on Thursday night, wide receiver Trent Taylor caught a pass that brought the team to the edge of field goal range at the Rams’ 39. Taylor was called...
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Bryce Harper runs bases ahead of possible return

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to take significant steps toward a return to action.On Friday, Harper was spotted at Citi Field in New York running the bases and shagging fly balls, with an evaluation by the team pending. The baserunning, in particular, is a great sign if you’re a Nationals fan. The team hopes to get him back next week, and this is a clear...
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Brad Ziegler rips fans who are opposed to extended stadium netting

There has been another groundswell in support for extended netting in Major League Baseball stadiums, and it’s not just from concerned fans. One player, Miami Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler, was quite critical of fans who oppose extended netting in light of the injuries suffered by a two-year-old girl as a result of a foul ball at Yankee Stadium. In a series of tweets, Ziegler told...
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Mets GM expects Matt Harvey back with Mets in 2018

The New York Mets are still hoping to find something left in Matt Harvey’s once-vaunted right arm. As Harvey finishes off another poor, injury-plagued campaign, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that the team intends to tender him a contract and he expects the right-hander to stay with the Mets this winter. It’s hard to believe that it’s been less than two years...
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Tigers will not retain manager Brad Ausmus

The Detroit Tigers confirmed Friday that they will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus for 2018.In a statement, the Tigers said that the search for a new manager has already commenced, and with Ausmus’s contract up at the end of the season, the team will simply not extend his deal. Ausmus will be allowed to manage the last nine games of the season.Though he still has a few games...
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Draymond Green had amusing reaction to Kevin Durant Twitter issues

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has had some issues with social media in the past, so he wasn’t exactly a sympathetic audience when teammate Kevin Durant ran into problems of his own. Green had a much-publicized issue on Snapchat last summer, so when Durant got caught using burner accounts to defend his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder, all his teammate...
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Stephen Curry will vote against Warriors’ trip to White House

The Golden State Warriors will hold a team vote on whether to accept an invite to the White House, but one prominent player won’t be in favor. Stephen Curry said Wednesday on “The Jump” that he will vote no on a trip to the White House in protest of President Donald Trump. We know of two other players who have said the Warriors should decline any invitation to the White House...
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15 key questions for NFL Week 3

Week 3 of the NFL season already got off to a huge surprise with the 49ers and Rams shockingly combining to total the most points in Thursday Night Football history. Also, the game gave us our first 41-39 final in NFL history. You never know what will happen from week to week in the NFL. Some teams may turn things around after poor weeks, while others could deliver duds. As we...
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Steve Kerr gives update on recovery from back problems

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is ready to go for the start of training camp, and he hopes that the worst of the back problems that plagued him during the playoffs are in his past.Kerr missed 11 of the team’s 17 playoff games in 2017 with a recurrence of problems relating to his previous back surgery, and he admitted Friday that he is still not fully healthy — but expects...
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Rob Gronkowski proclaims himself ‘ready’ for Sunday

As expected, Rob Gronkowski’s groin problem will not cause the New England Patriots tight end to miss any time.Gronkowski confirmed Friday that he is ready to play Sunday despite being slightly hindered with a groin issue that he suffered in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Gronkowski left last Sunday’s game, but the injury was never believed to be serious, and he has spent...
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Luhnow concluded Verlander trade at in-laws’ dinner party

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow had to get extremely creatively to close the deal for ace pitcher Justin Verlander. Luhnow was displaced by Hurricane Harvey at the time of the August 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and was forced to stay at his in-laws’ house in Los Angeles. That meant he had to negotiate the complex Verlander trade from there. Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated...
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NFL won’t rule out Ezekiel Elliott being suspended for Week 3

Ezekiel Elliott will likely be locked in a legal war with the NFL for the better part of a year, and the league is trying win the latest battle by having a court overturn a recent injunction that allows Elliott to play while his suspension is still pending. Should the NFL prevail, it’s possible Elliott would not play in Week 3. While possible in no way means probable, NFL spokesman...
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Report: Sam Bradford expected to miss Week 3 with knee injury

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was able to practice this week after missing Week 2 with a knee injury, but it does not sound like he will be taking the field on Sunday.Dan Graziano of ESPN reported on Friday that Bradford is still experiencing discomfort in his knee and is not expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Case Keenum will likely start for...
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Omalu: ‘No question’ CTE is reason Hernandez committed suicide

The doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease better known as CTE, is convinced that the condition is what drove former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to take his own life.Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins filed a lawsuit against the Patriots and the NFL on Thursday, claiming the former tight end had a severe form of CTE and the...
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Haynesworth’s ex Tiffany Jackson ‘humiliated’ by accusations

Tiffany Jackson, a former Tennessee basketball player who dated Albert Haynesworth, was accused by the ex-NFL star this week of racial and physical abuse. On Friday, Jackson denied the allegations and said she is “humiliated” by the things Haynesworth said.Jackson, who dated Haynesworth for years and has a son with him, said she cannot comment on the domestic violence allegations...
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Irving was late to meeting with Stevens after car broke down

Kyrie Irving has been with the Boston Celtics for less than a month, and the star point guard was already late to a meeting with his head coach. Fortunately, his excuse is as legitimate as they come.Irving couldn’t help but chuckle while he explained to reporters on Thursday that his car broke down outside of Bentley University, which is located not far from where the Celtics train...
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Ezekiel Elliott: Cowboys don’t play for ‘the talking heads’

Ezekiel Elliott acknowledged this week that he deserved to be criticized for the effort he put forth in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos, but that does not mean he is spending a lot of time worrying about what the media has to say.On Thursday, Elliott was asked if Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are motivated to prove people wrong after getting blown out. He said he and...
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Haynesworth posts incoherent update after accusing ex of abuse

Albert Haynesworth took to Twitter earlier this week to publicly accuse his ex-girlfriend of physical and racial abuse. In his rant, which he titled “The Ugly Truth about Brittany,” Haynesworth accused former Tennessee basketball player Brittany Jackson of everything from assaulting him to running a phony charity.Here are the tweets: According to a report from TMZ, Haynesworth...
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