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Yankees’ ‘Core Four’ admit they were all terrified of George Steinbrenner

The “Core Four” members of the New York Yankees admitted in a recent chat that George Steinbrenner ruled the team by fear back in the 1990s. Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte chatted for the Players’ Tribune recently, and Steinbrenner’s tactic of ruling by intimidation came up. “We had fun, but that didn’t mean we weren’t always on our toes...
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Tim Tebow impresses former MLB closer David Aardsma

Anonymous MLB scouts say Tim Tebow has “no shot” to make it in the game of baseball, but at least one former big-league closer disagrees. Following a recent practice session with the former Heisman Trophy winner, David Aardsma, who played for eight teams over his nine-year MLB career, came away “impressed” with Tebow’s bat and patience at the plate. “When I walked away...
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Houston Nutt discusses messy situation with Mitch Mustain

The story of Mitch Mustain and how his career fell apart is something of a legend in Arkansas. Mustain was a high school star and reached celebrity status at Springdale High in Arkansas as part of the famed “Springdale Five.” But despite starting at Arkansas, Mustain and high school teammate Damian Williams ended up transferring to USC. Mustain went from National Player of the...
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Tristan Thompson takes Larry O’Brien Trophy up CN Tower

The Larry O’Brien Trophy is soaring to new heights…literally. Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson, a native of Toronto, used his time with the NBA championship trophy wisely, bringing it up the CN Tower, one of the tallest structures in the world, and documenting the moment on his Twitter account for all to see. I get a ring and I bring it home like I'm Cory Joe @cntower...
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Victor Cruz to see game action for first time in two years

It’s been nearly two years since New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon in a Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Since then, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for the former Pro Bowler. After working his way back from the leg injury, over-compensation led to further problems for Cruz in 2015. A series of calf injuries shut him down...
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John Wall reportedly bothered by James Harden’s contract

If John Wall is going to be jealous every time a player signs a contract that is worth more than his, the next three years are bound to be pretty frustrating for him. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Wall was “rankled” by the four-year, $118 million extension James Harden signed with the Houston Rockets last month. Wall, who is under contract at an average of about...
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Rex Ryan has gained 30 pounds since brother Rob joined Bills staff

The Ryan twins truly have a fascinating relationship. ESPN ran a feature Thursday on brothers Rex and Rob, now co-workers on the Buffalo Bills as head coach and assistant head coach, respectively. One of the more intriguing details of the piece? Rex’s significant weight gain ever since Rob was hired by the team in January. Per Elizabeth Merrill: Before we can begin, Rex and Rob...
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Sashi Brown says Browns want to keep Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown denied that the Browns are trying to trade Josh Gordon, though he did not dispute that the team had held conversations about the player. Brown said that a recent report stating that Cleveland was willing to listen to offers “is probably a mischaracterization.” “I understand what the interest is in Josh,” Brown said Thursday, via ESPN...
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Corey Brewer says James Harden will actually play defense this season

James Harden’s, shall we say, lackadaisical effort on the defensive end has been the subject of ire in the NBA community for many years now. But Houston Rockets teammate Corey Brewer thinks Harden will soon be on his way towards putting that stigma behind him. In a recent appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation, Brewer claimed that the four-time All-Star will play better defense in...
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Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal with cough drop company

Ryan Lochte has been dropped by all of his major sponsors in the wake of the incident he was involved with at a gas station in Brazil, but at least one company is willing to work with him despite the bad publicity. TMZ learned on Thursday that Lochte has signed an endorsement deal with the Pine Brothers throat lozenge company. The CEO of the company, Rider McDowell, said he believes...
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Jason Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit against Adam Schefter, ESPN will proceed

Nearly six months after New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul filed an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter, a Miami federal judge has ruled the case can proceed. “The court correctly ruled that Jason properly stated an invasion-of-privacy claim against ESPN and Adam Schefter, who we allege improperly published Jason’s medical records...
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Gary Kubiak excited about ‘progress’ from Paxton Lynch

The Denver Broncos have decided that Trevor Siemian will start the team’s third preseason game, which is a strong indication he may be in the lead for the team’s starting quarterback job. But how do the rest of the guys stack up? Maybe Denver doesn’t know yet, but head coach Gary Kubiak likes what he’s seen from Paxton Lynch so far. Kubiak said on Thursday that he likes...
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Report: Dodgers have turned down lowball offers for Puig

Despite the rumors that the Los Angeles Dodgers are desperate to get rid of Yasiel Puig and would take whatever they could get for him, a new report states that that is not the case. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, team have been lowballing the Dodgers in offers, but the team has resisted them and seem intent on at least getting fair value for him. “They don’t...
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CFL would welcome Johnny Manziel with conditions, says commissioner

The CFL would welcome Johnny Manziel, provided he bought into the culture of the league. CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge said that the door was not closed on Manziel in Canada, but he would have to be a good representative of the league. “We try not to speculate on situations like that,” Orridge told ESPN’s Kevin Seifert on Friday, “and I really can’t speculate too much...
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Report: Browns trade former No. 6 overall pick Mingo to Pats

The Cleveland Browns are giving up on their No. 6 overall pick from the 2013 NFL Draft. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns have agreed to a trade that will send linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots. Browns are trading the sixth overall pick from the 2013 draft, LB Barkevious Mingo, to the New England Patriots, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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Report: JJ Watt expects to return to practice next week

Despite reports claiming he could miss the start of the regular season, J.J. Watt is reportedly expected to return to practice before the Houston Texans’ fourth and final preseason game. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Watt could practice as early as next week. #Texans star DL JJ Watt expects to practice next week, source said. Potentially major development toward...
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Harden organizing players-only minicamp with Rockets

For the second consecutive year, James Harden is looking to get a jump on preparing for the upcoming season with a players-only minicamp. According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, Harden has rounded up his Houston Rockets teammates for some pre-camp workouts beginning next week. Corey Brewer says Harden has been responsible for all the planning and organization. “James is...
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Pacman Jones: Bengals told Andy Dalton to stop tackling

The Cincinnati Bengals want Andy Dalton to focus on one thing and one thing only after he or one of his teammates turns the ball over this season — getting the heck out of the way. During an appearance on PFT Live Thursday morning, Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones said the team has specifically instructed Dalton to not make any tackle attempts in 2016. “We’ve made...
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Colin Kaepernick believes he can still win starting job

All indications are that Colin Kaepernick has fallen way behind in the quarterback competition in San Francisco, but he is not ready to concede that Blaine Gabbert has won the job just yet. Kaepernick returned to practice this week after nursing a shoulder injury, and he told reporters on Wednesday that he still believes he can be the starter come Week 1. “Yeah, most definitely...
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Raiders file trademark applications for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

How serious are the Oakland Raiders about moving to Las Vegas? Serious enough that they have filed for trademarks in case it happens. Darren Heitner of Forbes discovered this week that the Raiders filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the mark “Las Vegas Raiders” on Aug. 20. The trademarks have been filed to cover such areas as education...
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Ledecky turning down $5 million per year to go to school

At 19 years old, Katie Ledecky has an opportunity most people can only dream of. Believe it or not, she’s turning it down. For now. Ledecky dominated the Summer Olympics in Rio by winning four gold medals. She became a household name in the process, which has led to a number of endorsement offers. Ledecky could be earning up to $5 million annually in endorsements, but she has...
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Scout: Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed serious doubt” that Tebow can play at the major league level. One took it a step further...
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Angels RP Cam Bedrosian has blood clot in pitching arm

The Los Angeles Angels recently placed relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian on the DL with tendinitis in his middle finger, but that’s just a minor part of his injury issues. The Angels announced on Wednesday that a CT angiogram revealed Bedrosian has a blood clot in his pitching arm. The OC Register says Bedrosian will see a specialist to see what his next step should be. Bedrosian,...
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Bryce Harper holds Katie Ledecky’s Olympic medals for first pitch

Olympic hero Katie Ledecky was in her hometown of Washington D.C. on Wednesday to throw out the first pitch prior to a Beltway Series game, and she humorously turned MVP Bryce Harper into her personal concierge. Ledecky won four gold medals and a silver at the Rio Olympics and brought them all with her to Nationals Park. But she wasn’t about to make her first pitch with them all...
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Texas A&M LB Josh Walker ‘no longer with the program’ after arrest

Linebacker Josh Walker has left College Station and “is no longer with” the Texas A&M football program following his arrest last Friday on suspicion of domestic violence. Walker, a junior linebacker, was suspended indefinitely following his arrest. Based on what Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin is saying, the suspension appears to be much more than temporary. Kevin Sumlin...
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