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Texas booster Red McCombs not optimistic about season: We don’t ‘have the horses’

If there is anyone who would be looking forward to Texas’ upcoming season, you figure it would be one of their top boosters — a man who has poured over $100 million into the university. But Longhorns booster Red McCombs says he is not optimistic about what the football team will do this season. “I’m extremely optimistic that this is going to be a great college football season...
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Fabricio Werdum open to rematch with Fedor

    Fedor Emelianenko has expressed interest in returning to MMA, and Fabricio Werdum is open to giving him a rematch. Reports emerged last month saying the Last Emperor wanted to return to the sport after retiring three years ago. He said he was interested in facing Werdum who, in 2010, handed him his first loss since 2000. Emelianenko went on to lose to Big Foot Silva and...
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Jimmy Rollins gets standing ovation in Philadelphia return (Video)

For 15 years, shortstop Jimmy Rollins was a staple of baseball in Philadelphia. During that span, he brought the Phillies faithful three All-Star appearances, four Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger, and an MVP award. Not to mention that Rollins played a pivotal role in claiming the 2007 World Series title, one of only two in franchise history. And the City of Brotherly Love definitely...
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Chuck Pagano wears Eric Berry shirt during training camp

In July, Eric Berry announced he is now cancer free after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma last December. He completed treatments in June and has been cleared to practice with the team during training camp. Chuck Pagano is someone who can relate to Berry, having taken took a leave of absence from his duties in 2012 as he battled a form of leukemia. The Colts head coach...
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Melvin Gordon’s mom won’t wear son’s jersey until he proves himself

Melvin Gordon has some great support in the form of his mother, but that does not mean he has won over her full endorsement just yet. Gordon’s mother, Carmen, regularly attends San Diego Chargers’ practices and has been giving feedback to the rookie running back. She knows that he will have to adapt to the new league. “This is a new game, and he’s got to learn it. This...
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DeMarcus Cousins downplays beef with George Karl on Instagram

Rumors of supposed strife between Kings head coach George Karl and franchise center DeMarcus Cousins have been greatly exaggerated. At least that’s what the latter would like us all to believe. Cousins took to Instagram on Tuesday to put down talk of the presumed hostility between the two that has dominated headlines all summer. In the picture posted to Cousins’ account, he...
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Brady: Never thought about air pressure until refs inflated to 16 PSI

    The entire transcript from the hearing in which Tom Brady appealed his four-game suspension was released to the public on Tuesday. My initial reaction is that more people will be inclined to believe Brady as the details surface. One of the more notable exchanges came when Brady insisted he never even gave thought to the air pressure inside a football until an official...
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Bryce Harper Mets comment gets Simpsons treatment

Bryce Harper’s comment about the New York Mets Monday went viral, and now it’s getting the Bart Simpson treatment. After the Mets beat the Marlins while Harper’s Nats lost to the Diamondbacks, Harper made this comment: Bryce Harper: "I don’t give a crap what the Mets are doing. Or Dodgers or Giants or Texas or anybody. I know what kind of team we are." — James Wagner...
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Jae Crowder Instagram hacked by girlfriend who calls out sidechick

Jae Crowder’s Instagram account was hacked by his girlfriend, who apparently used the social media platform to blast the ballplayer’s sidechick. The Celtics forward had a photo posted to his Instagram account of a woman, and the caption put the girl — Erica Phillips — on blast. Here’s Phillips: I need more than music and wifi to get me through this long flight. pic...
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Dante Exum suffers non-contact knee injury in international exhibition (Video)

The worst fears of Utah Jazz fans may have just been realized. Exciting young guard Dante Exum apparently suffered a serious-looking injury to his left knee playing in an international friendly for his native Australia on Tuesday. Jazz say Dante Exum suffered a left knee injury today with his native Australia vs Slovenia. He will return to SLC for further evaluation. — Marc J...
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Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto fight officially announced for Sept. 12

Floyd Mayweather’s September fight with Andre Berto has officially been announced. Mayweather’s PR company sent out a media news alert to announce the fight, which will take place Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be available on Showtime pay-per-view rather than free TV via CBS, which was an idea Mayweather was considering. “I’m ready to get back in...
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Bubba Watson’s caddie: Bubba has a ‘fear of crowds’

    Bubba Watson became a household name when he came out of nowhere to win the Masters in 2012. The 36-year-old has played some great golf since then, but he hasn’t made many friends. Watson’s caddie, Ted Scott, tried to explain some of the misconceptions about Bubba in a recent interview with Golf Digest. According to Scott, a lot of Watson’s issues with rubbing people...
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Kris Bryant ditching head-first slides after concussion scare

Third baseman Kris Bryant is the future of the Chicago Cubs, and now he’s making sure to take care of his own future as well. The 23-year-old phenom is officially giving up head-first slides after a concussion scare during Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Bryant collided with shortstop Jean Segura on a hard headfirst slide into second base and was removed from the...
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Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes could be fantasy options from Texans

If you already had your fantasy football draft and selected Arian Foster, here’s hoping you also handcuffed him with Alfred Blue. With Foster out indefinitely because of a groin injury that will require surgery, the Houston Texans need to replace their star running back. For now, Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes appear to be most likely to split the action, with Chris Polk also...
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Arian Foster to undergo surgery for ‘severe groin injury’

The Houston Texans will begin the 2015 regular season without their best offensive player, as Arian Foster suffered a groin injury on Tuesday that will require surgery. According to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle, Foster went down with a “severe groin injury” at practice, but he is not expected to miss the entire season....Read More
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WATCH: Jordan embarrassed by camper over his shoes

Michael Jordan was embarrassed by a camper at his annual Flight School basketball camp in Santa Barbara, Calif., who clowned him with a social media meme. There is a meme going around with the youngsters where you make fun of someone whose shoes you think look ridiculous by pointing at the shoes and yelling an...Read More
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Clowney’s father arrested for attempted murder outside club

The father of Houston Texans defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney was arrested outside a strip club early Tuesday morning and charged with attempted murder. David Morgan, who goes by the nickname “Chili Bean,” allegedly fired several shots at an employee who works at the Crazy Horse Showclub in Rock Hill after he had been removed from...Read More
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Kobe Bryant unsure if he will retire after next season

It is widely believed that the 2015-2016 season will be Kobe Bryant’s last in the NBA, but the only person responsible for making that decision is not yet convinced. In a recent interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Bryant said that he will not make a final decision about his future until next...Read More
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Did Chris Mortensen delete Deflategate tweet because of Bill Simmons?

ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen on Tuesday finally deleted his infamous tweet about Deflategate. Mort apparently figured out where the “delete” button was around the same time Bill Simmons started chiming in on his false report. Coincidence? Most people don’t seem to think so. Here is how Simmons demonstrated what he believes Mortensen should have...Read More
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Mortensen on false Deflategate report: Still figuring Twitter out

Less than a week after he bailed out of an interview with WEEI in Boston at the last second, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen joined “The Dan Le Batard Show” on Monday to address his false report about Deflategate. Back in January, Mortensen reported that 11 of the 12 footballs the New England Patriots used in the...Read More
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AJ Pierzynski tried to frame pitch that bounced in front of plate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski thought he could trick the home plate umpire into thinking he was calling a game of cricket on Monday night, but it didn’t work. During the eighth inning of Atlanta’s 9-8 extra-innings win over the San Francisco Giants, Pierzynski tried to frame a pitch...Read More
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Would Phil Jackson have taken Towns or Okafor first?

The New York Knicks finished with the second-worst record in the NBA last season, but they were not fortunate enough to secure either the first or second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Instead, the Knicks ended up selecting Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick. If the Knicks did end up with the...Read More
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Gruden had to convince Dan Snyder to bench RG3

Here’s something that will come as a shock to NFL fans: Dan Snyder likes to meddle with his football team and be a part of big decisions. I know, I know — you’re just floored by the this revelation. But Snyder, who has zero previous football coaching experience, was so involved with football decisions last...Read More
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Walt Frazier speculates Carmelo Anthony may seek trade from Knicks

As 31-year-old Carmelo Anthony heads into the back nine of his NBA career, the New York Knicks are nowhere near legitimate title contention. With a bad left knee and no championship, might Me7o consider asking out of The Big Apple? That’s the question Knicks legend and color commentator Walt Frazier is pondering out loud. In...Read More
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Chad Johnson showed up at fan’s house to play FIFA

Chad Johnson is a big soccer fan and, not surprisingly, enjoys the FIFA video game series. On Monday, the former NFL wide receiver was in the mood to play someone other than the computer. So, he made a trek across Virginia. Johnson was looking on Twitter for someone in the Norfolk area to get a...Read More
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