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Johnny Manziel, Bre Tiesi together again on Instagram

Johnny Manziel and his “homie” Bre Tiesi are hanging out together again. Manziel shared a photo on Instagram of him together with Tiese Saturday: "You a real ass woman and I like it I don't wanna fight it" @bre_tiesi A photo posted by Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) on Jan 21, 2017 at 5:20pm PST The two have hung out together before as they were spotted in South Beach...
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Jim Irsay: Peyton Manning not a candidate for Colts’ GM position

Peyton Manning won’t be in charge of the Indianapolis Colts’ football operations, at least not yet. Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed Saturday that Manning was not a candidate for the team’s general manager position, but did not rule out the possibility of Manning being involved in the organization in some way. Irsay: "Peyton, I wouldn't say that he's in the picture. Peyton...
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Cuban softens stance on superstar status of Westbrook

One of Mark Cuban’s more controversial and curmudgeonly statements that he has stuck to for a while now is the argument that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is not a superstar.According to the Dallas Mavericks owner, a superstar can walk into any team and lead them to a 50-win season, and Westbrook hasn’t shown he can do that yet. After an incredibly impressive...
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Doc Rivers: Blake Griffin close to 100 percent

All appears to be well for Blake Griffin.The Clippers big man is not yet ready to return to action, but according to coach Doc Rivers, it won’t be too long before he’s back in the lineup. Griffin underwent a routine arthroscopic procedure on his knee in December that was to keep him out for 4-6 weeks. That timetable would put him back on the court around the end of January, which...
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Report: Jazz lobbying NBA to invite Joe Ingles to Three-Point Contest

The Utah Jazz are making some calls in an effort to get their guy into the Three-Point Contest next month. According to a report by Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday, the Jazz have spoken with the NBA to try and secure an invite to the All-Star Weekend competition for swingman Joe Ingles. I've been told that the Jazz have spoken to the NBA in an effort to secure an...
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Pistons' Van Gundy denies Jackson for Rubio trade rumors

Stan Van Gundy thinks your trade rumors are a bunch of malarkey.Speaking with reporters on Saturday, the Detroit Pistons head coach refuted reports of a supposed Reggie Jackson-Ricky Rubio swap with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Van Gundy also said he texted Jackson an assurance that the trade will not be going through, per Jake Chapman of the team’s official website. Van Gundy...
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Colts punter Pat McAfee rips Ryan Grigson after firing

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is quite pleased to see his general manager go.Moments after media reports of Ryan Grigson’s firing spread on social media, McAfee tweeted several messages bashing the ex-GM. If McAfee is at all representative of his teammates, it doesn’t sound like Grigson was a popular figure in the Colts’ locker room. Plus, McAfee is the wrong guy to...
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Report: Colts fire general manager Ryan Grigson

Jim Irsay has finally brought the hammer down on a prominent member of the Indianapolis Colts’ front office. The team has relieved general manager Ryan Grigson of his duties, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Colts have relieved GM Ryan Grigson of his duties, league source tells ESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 21, 2017 Despite a franchise quarterback in Andrew...
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Popovich calls for harsher punishment of Wizards coach

You might think the NBA coaching fraternity would stick together, but Gregg Popovich isn’t happy with some recent behavior.Popovich went out of his way to call out Washington Wizards assistant Sidney Lowe for his distraction tactics late in the team’s win over the New York Knicks on Thursday. Both the Wizards and Lowe were fined, but Popovich thinks they should have been hit...
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LeBron James would consider returning to Team USA to play for Gregg Popovich

LeBron James may yet return to the international stage. James admitted that he will consider playing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because Gregg Popovich will be taking over as the team’s coach. “It factors a lot,” James said Saturday of Popovich’s impact, via Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. “I’ve said that before. He’s just a great mastermind of the game of basketball.”...
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Jadeveon Clowney fined $18k for hit on Tom Brady during playoffs

Jadeveon Clowney will be a little lighter in the pockets for a hit on Tom Brady.During the third quarter of the Texans’ 34-16 loss to the Patriots in their Divisional Round playoff game, Jadeveon Clowney hit Tom Brady just after he released the ball. You can see the play here. After the play, Brady was visibly upset and was seen having words with officials. However, no flag was...
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Chargers burned by church sign

Among those not happy about the Chargers moving to Los Angeles is a California Baptist church. After playing in San Diego since 1961, the Chargers will be back in Los Angeles (where they called home in 1960) for the upcoming season. Not surprisingly, the decision to move hasn’t gone over well in and around the San Diego area. One church used it’s sign to display a message regarding...
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Joel Embiid feels ‘great’ after MRI on knee comes back clean

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid appears to have dodged serious injury, saying an MRI on his knee came back clean.Embiid said he feels “great” and wasn’t really put off by the injury. You can see how the injury happened here. Given Embiid’s extensive history of foot problems, you can’t blame anyone for being a bit scared, but it sounds like he came through it alright.
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Steelers' Harrison: Tom Brady can be rattled by pressure

Is it possible to rattle Tom Brady? Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison thinks so.Harrison believes the Patriots quarterback can be beaten if he’s regularly pressured and hit by opposing defenses.“I believe anybody can be rattled if you get hit enough,” Harrison said Friday, via Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk. “You can put pressure on any quarterback, to...
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Report: Gus Bradley to become Chargers defensive coordinator

The San Francisco 49ers were making a run at Gus Bradley, but it looks like the former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach is heading to Los Angeles instead -- for the Chargers.ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Friday night that Bradley has agreed to become the LA Chargers' defensive coordinator.Bradley was fired after starting off the season 2-12 with the Jaguars, giving him a lowly...
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Oregon G Dillon Brooks in walking boot

Oregon is not providing much detail about the status of guard Dillon Brooks, but we do know that the junior is in a walking boot.The Oregonian’s Tyson Alger provided an update on Brooks Friday night: Brooks left Thursday’s win over Cal in the first half and did not return. Oregon only termed his injury as being one to his left leg.There is speculation that Brooks may have aggravated...
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Joel Embiid leaves 76ers' game with knee contusion

Joel Embiid left Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a left knee contusion on a dunk, returned, and then left for good after aggravating the injury.Embiid first hurt his knee on this dunk in the third quarter and then limped to the locker room: Embiid later returned to the game, but he landed on his left foot again after a drive to the hoop and this...
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Report: Marlins considering Chris Carter, Mark Reynolds

After hitting the second-fewest home runs in the MLB last season, the Miami Marlins are hoping to add some raw power on the free agent market.According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Friday, the Marlins want to sign a righty first baseman to complement Justin Bour and are considering Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds among other options. Carter, 30, batted .222/.321/.499 in...
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Sammy Watkins has another foot surgery, out until training camp

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins had a second foot surgery late last week. The team announced Friday that Watkins, who had a first surgery last spring, underwent an operation that should have him ready in time for training camp. #Bills WR Sammy Watkins with a second foot surgery, team announces. Out until training camp. Brutal — Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) January 20,...
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Oregon's Taggart says portrayal of strength coach is 'wrong'

Oregon’s new coaching staff has been on the job for less than two months and already come under scrutiny for their handling of the program.Three Ducks players ended up in the hospital as a result of the tough workouts the program had last week. They have since been released from the hospital. The man behind the workouts is new Oregon strength and conditioning coach, Irele Oderinde...
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Jaylen Brown, Jonathon Simmons reportedly invited to dunk contest

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest could be getting some new blood this year. In an appearance this week on CSN New England’s Post Up, Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown confirmed that he has been invited to participate in the All-Star Weekend competition but is currently undecided if he will accept. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News adds that Spurs shooting guard Jonathon Simmons...
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Report: NFL owners, executives upset at Chargers’ move to Los Angeles

It turns out that the San Diego Chargers’ decision to move to Los Angeles is unpopular pretty much everywhere else as well.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL owners and league executives alike are unhappy with the team’s move, with the league office said to be “besides itself,” with the move having been “bungled so bad” that there is a hope that the Chargers may...
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76ers reportedly beef up their analytics department

The Process is getting more sophisticated.According to what ESPN's Zach Lowe said on Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers have added five new analytics hires to their front office. Though they’re still at 14-26 on the year, the Sixers are 6-2 in the month of January and might actually be able to put together a dark horse bid for a low playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. But the advanced...
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Aaron Rodgers dealing with illness ahead of NFC Championship

The Green Bay Packers have a bug going through their locker room, and it has infected their quarterback. Aaron Rodgers said Friday that he’s feeling under the weather ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers is sick. "Rest, fluids, all that stuff. We'll be OK. Jordy had it. Mason had it. I got it. We'll deal with it." — Jason Wilde...
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Russell Westbrook responds to All-Star snub

If Russell Westbrook is upset about missing out on a starting spot in the All-Star Game, he isn’t showing it.The starters for the All-Star Game were revealed on Thursday, and Westbrook is not one of them despite being first in the media and player vote among Western Conference guards. Westbrook, who was behind Stephen Curry and James Harden in the fan balloting, says there are...
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