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Report: Ben Simmons out three months with broken foot

Ben Simmons won’t take his NBA bow until closer to the new year. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Jeff Goodman, Simmons’s foot surgery will keep him out for approximately three months. That means the Philadelphia 76ers rookie No. 1 overall draft pick will likely be back in December at the earliest and possibly as late as January. Simmons’s injury is being described as...
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Rory McIlroy gets Ryder Cup heckler removed

The 2016 Ryder Cup is taking place on U.S. soil, which means the European team is facing a rowdy crowd and lots of hecklers. In fact, one was so rude with his comments on Saturday that Rory McIlroy had the fan removed. During Day 2 play at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota, McIlroy was heckled by a fan with a vulgar comment. The fan also made a remark about McIlroy's ex...
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Jalen Hurd gets hit and fumbles while coasting toward end zone (Video)

During Saturday’s game between Tennessee and Georgia, Jalen Hurd looked for all the world like he was headed for a touchdown. That, however, did not end up being the case. In the second quarter, Volunteers quarterback Josh Dobbs hit Jalen Hurd for a 23-yard gain. After catching the pass, Hurd appeared to ease up and coast towards the end zone. That’s when he was hit by Deandre...
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Michigan runs crazy ‘train’ formation to confuse Wisconsin

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is known for incorporating motions and shifts into his offense, but what happened Saturday against Wisconsin takes that to a new level. Late in the first quarter, Harbaugh had his team run a train formation where everyone lined up behind the center. They eventually broke off into a normal formation and picked up a first down. Jim Harbaugh takes...
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Report: Patriots still unsure who will start at quarterback on Sunday

Despite previous reports, there is still some doubt as to who will be under center for the New England Patriots on Sunday. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Patriots may leave it until gametime to decide who starts at quarterback against the Buffalo Bills. Pats still determining who their starting QB will be. Could come down to how they feel and perform in pre-game...
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Angel Pagan takes down fan who runs onto field (Video)

During Friday’s game between the Dodgers and Giants, a couple of fans ran out onto the field holding flowers. One of them problem wishes he didn’t run up to Angel Pagan. As the intruder made his way to Pagan, the Giants outfielder held out his hand in a friendly gesture. However, when the fan was within reaching distance, Pagan grabbed him and took him down to the ground, drawing...
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Patriots sign Rob Gronkowski’s brother, Glenn

The New England Patriots have doubled the Gronk fun. The Pats have signed Glenn Gronkowski, the younger brother of tight end Rob, to their practice squad, according to reports. Glenn is the youngest of five Gronkowski brothers, all of whom played college football. Glenn played fullback at Kansas State and was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. The Bills released...
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T. Boone Pickens issues statement to clarify relationship with Mike Gundy

As one of Oklahoma State’s biggest boosters, business magnate T. Boone Pickens is a pretty big deal. He also doesn’t seem to get along with the school’s football coach. Pickens had some unkind things to say about coach Mike Gundy in a recent podcast appearance with the Austin American-Statesman. “Mike doesn’t handle people relationships very well,” Pickens said, via...
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Texas AD wants to ‘evaluate’ program after latest loss

Those in and around the Texas Longhorns football program are not happy following the team’s 49-31 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Texas is now 2-2 on the season and has dropped consecutive games. Even more concerning is that the defense has allowed 49 and 50 points in those losses. The defense’s poor play led head coach Charlie Strong to make a few defensive calls against...
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Report: Ben Simmons to have surgery on broken foot

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons will undergo surgery on his foot, according to a report. ESPN's Marc Stein says the No. 1 overall draft pick out of LSU will undergo the surgery next week. Ben Simmons update: Sixers and doctors involved believe rookie suffered an "acute injury" unrelated to weight and plan for surgery next week — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 1...
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Report: UFC fighter Josh Samman in critical condition

UFC fighter Josh Samman is in critical condition at a hospital in south Florida, according to reports and statements from friends. Samman, a middleweight who is 12-4 in his professional fighting career, was found unresponsive in south Florida on Friday, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. His friend and roommate, Troy Kirkinburg, was pronounced dead on arrival. There is no public...
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Tom Coughlin met with Bills ‘several months ago’ over consultant role

Tom Coughlin did indeed meet with the Buffalo Bills, according to his agent, but not with regards to the head coaching job. According to agent Sandy Montag, Coughlin met with the Bills “several months ago” to discuss a job as a team consultant. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula, as well as coach Rex Ryan, were present for the meeting, which...
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Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck must ‘change the way he plays’ to prevent injury

The Indianapolis Colts need Andrew Luck healthy if they want to be as good as they can be, and owner Jim Irsay knows it. For that reason, Irsay wants Luck to be a little bit different on the field. “He has to change the way he plays, only because it’s just natural that he is not a 22-year-old kid at Stanford who could play tight end or quarterback,” Irsay said Saturday at...
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Pat Riley says Chris Bosh cut off communication with Heat

Pat Riley seemingly confirmed all those stories about Chris Bosh ignoring him. Riley said this week that Bosh ignored phone calls from the entire Miami Heat braintrust, including coach Erik Spoelstra and owner Micky Arison. Remember, at one point in all this Bosh fired his agent. That said, Riley told me and 4 others on Monday Bosh was one cutting communication — Manny Navarro...
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Have the Jets seen the last of Eric Decker this season?

The New York Jets admitted that there is a fear that Eric Decker has played his final snap of the 2016 season. Coach Todd Bowles conceded Friday that there is at least a chance of Decker missing the rest of the season due to his partially torn rotator cuff, but it is simply too soon to tell. “I’m not sure,” Bowles said of the possibility of Decker missing the season, via...
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Report claims Jimmy Garoppolo is the Patriots starter for for Sunday

Jimmy Garoppolo is reportedly healthy enough to start for the New England Patriots on Sunday. Kirk Minihane of WEEI reported Friday that Garoppolo will be the Patriots’ starting quarterback against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Garoppolo has been practicing all week, and with Tom Brady set to return for Week 5, he only has to survive this game and the Patriots will have gotten...
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Antonio Brown shows off cleats honoring Arnold Palmer

Last weekend, the sports world lost a legend when Arnold Palmer passed away at the age of 87. His greatness will be honored by a member of the Steelers on Sunday. On Friday, Antonio Brown showed off a pair of cleats featuring the seven-time major winner. They feature an image of Palmer along with the words “The King” and a crown. Sunday night vibes ! The KING !!
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Ben Simmons suffers fractured bone in foot

The latest news out of Philadelphia 76ers camp will do nothing to shake the team is cursed. No. 1 overall draft pick Ben Simmons suffered a broken bone in his foot on Friday during a scrimmage. Simmons was participating with the Sixers in a final team scrimmage on Friday and rolled his ankle, according to a post on the team’s website. An X-ray revealed a fracture of the fifth...
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Bills place Sammy Watkins on injured reserve

The Buffalo Bills’ concern about Sammy Watkins was well founded. The Bills placed their star wide receiver on injured reserve on Friday, ruling him out for at least eight weeks. The #Bills have placed WR Sammy Watkins on Injured Reserve, putting him on the shelf for at least 8 weeks. They claimed Justin Hunter. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2016 There is no surgery...
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Bryan Price will return as Reds manager in 2017

Despite enduring a woeful 2016 campaign that has seen them go 67-92 and counting, the Cincinnati Reds will not be making any major coaching staff changes for next season. The team announced on Friday that Bryan Price will be retained as manager for 2017. His entire staff has been offered contracts to return as well. Bryan Price will return as the Reds' manager in 2017. The entire...
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Kevin Love is over criticism of whether he fits with Cavaliers

For two years, Kevin Love has heard the relentless criticism that he is a square peg in a round hole with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now that he’s an NBA champion, he couldn’t possibly care less about that criticism. Love told reporters Friday that he accepts the criticisms will never really subside, but he had some colorful words for how little he cares. Kevin Love on people...
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Jeff Hornacek: Kristaps Porzingis’ shot has ‘improved greatly’

The legend continues to grow for Latvian unicorn Kristaps Porzingis. New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek praised Porzingis’ improved shooting stroke as the team opened up training camp this week. “I think he’s improved greatly from last year just watching him shoot,” Hornacek said of his hypertalented sophomore big man, per Ian Begley of ESPN. “He’s really feeling...
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Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas say they don’t mind diva label

Denver Broncos wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas want the ball more, and they don’t really care if that makes them divas. Coming off a week when both players racked up over 100 yards receiving after complaining about not being targeted enough, Sanders is fine with the diva label if it means he’s successful. “Hey, one thing, I don’t mind being a diva,”...
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Perkins: Westbrook, Durant ‘never really valued each other’

As a former teammate of both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kendrick Perkins would know well the dynamic between the two. Perkins told Adrian Wojnarowski’s Vertical podcast that the two stars never properly appreciated each other while playing together. “I think to me, what happened was with Russ and KD, I think they never really valued each...
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Eric Decker has partially torn rotator cuff, won’t play Week 4

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw six interceptions in a Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and it won’t get any easier now that one of his favorite targets is out of the lineup. Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced on Friday that wide receiver Eric Decker has a partially torn rotator cuff and is out for Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, per Manish Mehta...
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