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Noble Hall nails Josh Allen in nuts with punch (Video)

Late in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game between Wyoming and San Diego State on Saturday night, there was a vicious nut punch. The Aztecs’ Noble Hall climbed on top of one of his teammates, and when he came down, he nailed Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen right in the groin: perfectly legal imo pic.twitter.com/2h2UzYsbEJ — st. nick (@nick_pants) December 4, 2016...
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JJ Watt loves brother TJ’s big play against Penn State

T.J. Watt made a play like the kind fans are used to seeing from big bro J.J. Watt, so it’s no surprise the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year loved what he saw from his brother on Saturday. T.J., a junior linebacker for Wisconsin, came on a blitz on a 4th and 1 play late in the second quarter of Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game between his Badgers and Penn State. T...
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Steve Kerr laments how marijuana story became headline

Steve Kerr expressed surprise and disappointment that his admission to using marijuana as a pain killer following back surgery became a headline story. Kerr talked prior to the Golden State Warriors’ game on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns about the marijuana story. Kerr had multiple back surgeries last year, which led him to be sidelined for a good portion of the season. He...
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Taven Bryan ejected for bodyslam against Alabama

Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan was ejected from the SEC Championship Game on Saturday after slamming an Alabama running back during the fourth quarter. The referees had to throw hats on the play because the Gators committed three personal fouls, including Bryan grabbing the facemask of Joshua Jacobs and then slamming him. The body slam pic.twitter.com/wTmq2QRweJ — Vikings...
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Report: Red Sox still unlikely to pursue Edwin Encarnacion after missing Carlos Beltran

The Boston Red Sox aren’t going to get desperate after missing out on one of their big free agent targets. Despite previous target Carlos Beltran reportedly agreeing to terms with the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox will not begin a pursuit of Edwin Encarnacion, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. red sox still looking for a hitter, but i hear they do not plan to take...
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Baker Mayfield plans to return to Oklahoma for senior season

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will be back in 2017 for one final run at a championship. The junior quarterback announced Saturday after the team’s win over Oklahoma State that he intended to return to school for his final year of eligibility. Baker Mayfield says he's coming back to OU next year. Will not enter NFL. — SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) December 3, 2016 ...
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Patriots officially place Rob Gronkowski on season-ending IR

Rob Gronkowski’s 2016 season is officially over. The New England Patriots announced Saturday that Gronkowski has been placed on injured reserve after back surgery, thus ruling him out for the remainder of the season. Running back D.J. Foster was signed from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Even if expected, it’s a big blow for the Patriots, who lose a top target on...
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Draymond Green defends himself again after kicking Harden

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green lost control of his limbs again on Thursday and accidentally kicked Houston’s James Harden in the head. His defense this time is that people just don’t understand how his limbs operate. On Saturday, Green questioned the NBA’s increased emphasis on “unnatural acts” such as his kicking, even trying to link them to a tactic Harden...
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Houston denies report that Art Briles is candidate for coaching position

The Houston Cougars denied that former Baylor coach Art Briles was a candidate for their coaching vacancy. After reports circulated that Briles was on Houston’s shortlist, athletic director Hunter Yurachek issued a statement Saturday stating that he was not under consideration for the position. “Earlier this week Art Briles expressed interest to me regarding the Houston head...
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Astros reportedly agree to terms with Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran is staying in Texas, though he’s switching cities. The veteran designated hitter has reportedly agreed to a 1 year, $16 million deal with the Houston Astros, according to reports. Carlos Beltran has agreed to terms with the Astros. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 3, 2016 Source confirms: Beltran in agreement with the #Astros, one year, $16M, full no...
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Angry LeBron James says ‘the honeymoon stage is over’ after third straight Cavs loss

For the first time since Tyronn Lue took over as head coach, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost three consecutive games, and LeBron James is intent on putting a stop to that. James, clearly irked after Friday night’s 111-105 loss to the Chicago Bulls, called out the team after the game with a clear message: they can no longer rest on their laurels. A ticked off LeBron James: ...
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Trevor Siemian recreates famous Peyton Manning photo as part of rehab

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian won’t play Sunday with a foot injury, so he’s stuck hanging around the team facilities and rehabbing the injury. Naturally, he’s seeking a successful rehab, so to do that, he’s turned to his predecessor for some ideas on how to successfully come back from the setback. This seemed to work out well for the last guy. pic.twitter.com...
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Saban thinks Lane Kiffin is 'absolutely' prepared to be a head coach

It’s fair to say that Lane Kiffin’s collegiate head coaching career hasn’t been terribly successful, but with the Alabama offensive coordinator possibly set to get another chance at a head job, he has support from his current boss. Nick Saban thinks that Kiffin is “absolutely” ready to be a collegiate head coach again, praising him for his handling of the Crimson Tide...
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Five most important remaining NFL games

The 2016 NFL season is coming into the home stretch and the playoff race is as tight as can be. With the exception of only a small handful of divisions, most are still in play. In some cases, upwards of three teams are still vying for a divisional crown. And the race for two wild card spots is no different in either conference. After a season of disappointing and meaningless primetime...
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Kerr has great response to latest Barkley criticism about Warriors

Charles Barkley has been a longtime critic of the Golden State Warriors, and coach Steve Kerr had a strong response to his latest criticism. On Thursday night, Barkley went after the Warriors again, saying that he was “never going to like that little girly basketball” that he believes they play. It’s only the latest in a long list of criticisms of Golden State that have usually...
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Eric Dickerson rips Jeff Fisher again after meeting with Rams COO

Despite attempts to clear the air, Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson has still had enough of the Los Angeles Rams as long as they employ Jeff Fisher as coach. Dickerson spoke with Rams COO Kevin Demoff on Thursday, but Friday, he told ESPN that he still had no plans to attend any games because of what he felt was Fisher’s disrespect. “I had a very good meeting with Kevin...
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Taijuan Walker dealt with 10 bone spurs in his right foot last year

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker had a painful 2016 campaign in more ways than one. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Walker said that he had 10 bone spurs in his right foot last season that affected the use of his lower body. Walker also added that the biggest bone spur was 3/4 of an inch. #Dbacks Taijuan Walker said he had 10 bone spurs in his foot last...
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Helfrich, Kelly spoke about possibility of Kelly returning to Oregon

In the rare event that Chip Kelly decides to leave the NFL and head back to Oregon, he has the blessing of the man he would be replacing. Mark Helfrich, who was fired by Oregon earlier this week following a 4-8 season, served as the offensive coordinator for the Ducks for three seasons from 2009 through 2012 while Kelly was the head coach. In an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Russillo...
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Dwyane Wade on playing with LeBron James again: ‘Never say never’

By Grey Papke Dwyane Wade has learned not to rule anything out when it comes to who he plays for and with in the NBA. Wade told reporters Thursday that, while he’s happy with the Chicago Bulls, he knows that there’s always a chance in the future of reuniting with close friend LeBron James. “I never thought I would play with LeBron,” Wade said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN...
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Chandler Parsons wants healthy knees for Christmas

Never mind about the two front teeth. All Chandler Parsons wants for Christmas is his two strong knees. Parsons hosted a Twitter Q&A on Friday and was asked by a follower what he was hoping for during the holiday season this year. @ChandlerParsons what do you want for christmas — Devin (@devincbaby) December 2, 2016 The 28-year-old Memphis Grizzlies forward responded thusly...
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Report: Nats considering Ian Desmond reunion

The Washington Nationals may find themselves dipping their toes into familiar territory this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Friday, though the Nationals remain focused on Andrew McCutchen as their top center field target, they’re also considering a number of backup options, including old buddy Ian Desmond. Desmond, 31, was with the Nationals...
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DeMarcus Cousins: Trade rumors spread by ‘people who want me’

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been the subject of trade rumors for multiple seasons now, and he’s gotten used to batting away questions about them. His latest explanation is an interesting one: the incessant rumors are spawned by teams that want to acquire him. “It is what it is,” Cousins said of the trade rumors, via A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England....
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Sheriff: Ronald Gasser did not stand over Joe McKnight, make threat

The man who shot and killed Joe McKnight did not stand over the former NFL running back and threaten him before firing a final shot, according to the sheriff in charge of the case. In a press conference on Friday, Newell Normand of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office defended the decision to release 54-year-old Ronald Gasser without filing charges. He also refuted a previous...
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LeBron James prepares to pay off bet by wearing Cubs uniform Friday

On Friday evening, LeBron James will show up to the game against the Chicago Bulls in rather unusual attire. As part of a lost bet over the World Series, James will be wearing a full Chicago Cubs uniform, from socks to cap, against close friend and Chicago native Dwyane Wade’s Bulls. “I’m not wearing cleats,” James clarified Thursday, via Kelley D. Evans of the Undefeated...
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Report: Paxton Lynch likely to start Sunday for Broncos

Paxton Lynch is likely to start Sunday for the Denver Broncos, according to a report. Mike Klis of 9News reported Friday that Trevor Siemian was again unlikely to practice, likely meaning Lynch would get the nod against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Unlikely Siemian will practice today meaning he will be ruled out Sunday and Paxton Lynch will start vs Jax, per player sources. #9sports...
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