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Jets not sure if Eric Decker will return in 2016

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 Zach...
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Report: Jimmy Garoppolo will start Sunday for Patriots

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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LeBron calls out Cavs over JR Smith contract situation

The Cleveland Cavaliers and swingman J.R. Smith are in a contract stalemate, and LeBron James wishes it would end already. On Friday, LeBron made his strongest public comments yet about the negotiations between Smith and the Cavs, basically calling the team out. LeBron wants Cavs to sign JR Smith. Upset because Tristan Thompson had lengthy holdout in 2015. "I just hate to deal...
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Report: Browns planning to part ways with Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns are moving on from Josh Gordon. A source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano that the team intends to part ways with the troubled wide receiver. Coach Hue Jackson said Friday that the team was going to “move on” from Gordon, though Graziano's source says Jackson was speaking of putting questions about Gordon behind the Browns and focusing on the players currently...
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Noah skips dinner at West Point because he's anti-war

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah chose not to attend a team dinner with US Army cadets and a retired colonel on Thursday night because he is against the idea of war. Noah told reporters on Friday that he received permission from head coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the event. “It’s hard for me a little bit – I have a lot of respect for the kids here fighting — but it’s...
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Byron Scott has no relationship with D’Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell and former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott were hardly a match made in heaven. Scott called out Russell publicly on numerous occasions last season, and the star point guard never seemed to respond well to it. It’s no surprise, then, that Russell has been praising new Lakers coach Luke Walton during the offseason. In a recent interview with Tania Ganguli...
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Rex Ryan: Bills have ‘major concern’ about Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins will not play Sunday due to continued pain in his surgically repaired left foot, and the Buffalo Bills admit that it could be a big problem going forward. Coach Rex Ryan admitted that the continued soreness in Watkins’s foot is becoming a serious issue. “I don’t know if fear is the right word, but major concern,” Ryan said of Watkins’s foot, via Mike Rodak...
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Ryan Tannehill does not mince words regarding offense

The Miami Dolphins were awful on Thursday night, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill is well aware of it. The team gained just 222 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals and failed to score after an opening drive touchdown. “One of the worst performances I’ve seen from our offense in a long time,” Tannehill assessed, via Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk. “We have to get it fixed...
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Tiki Barber unloads on Odell Beckham Jr, Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr are two of the best wide receivers in football. From the sound of it, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is not impressed with either. On Friday’s edition of “The Tiki and Tierney Show” on CBS Radio, Barber took aim at both Bryant and Beckham — not for their play on the field but their antics off of it. For starters, Barber said...
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WATCH: John Farrell tells heckling fan to ‘shut your a– up’

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was tired of hearing from a heckler at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, so he gave the guy a piece of his mind. Fortunately for us, it was caught on camera. The Red Sox clinched the AL East division title on Wednesday and celebrated accordingly. There was presumably lots and lots of drinking, which probably led to lots and lots of hangovers....
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Bo Jackson says he would ‘smack’ his kids if they wanted to play football

Bo Jackson is one of very few people who have played both football and baseball at the professional level, and he is widely considered to be one of the greatest athletes to ever live. But if he could go back and relive his remarkable career, would he do anything differently? According to Jackson, he probably would just stick to baseball. While Jackson says he is lucky enough to...
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Brock Osweiler finds criticism of his play ‘hilarious’

Brock Osweiler is already making Houston Texans fans nervous after his first three games as their starting quarterback. He finds that comical. Osweiler has made a number of questionable throws in the early part of the season, and the result has been four interceptions compared to just three touchdowns. While the 25-year-old must know he hasn’t looked all that sharp, he gets a...
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Blake Griffin looking to improve his 3-point shooting

Blake Griffin is known for his incredible athleticism and dunking ability, but it’s his range from roughly 24 feet that the Los Angeles Clippers star is aiming to improve this offseason. Griffin, a career 27-percent shooter from 3-point range, said this week that he wants to improve his ability to hit shots from beyond the arc. “I want to be someone who shoots from there confidently...
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Tom Herman ‘not going to talk about other jobs’

Tom Herman will be among the most highly sought-after coaches throughout the season. In his first year at Houston, the former Ohio State offensive coordinator led the Cougars to a 13-1 record — quite an improvement over the team’s 8-5 season the year before he got there. This season he’s 4-0 with a victory over Oklahoma to his name. Given his quick and significant success...
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Paternity test shows Josh Gordon is the father

The results of a paternity test that came back this week showed that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is the father of a 1-year-old girl from Maple Heights, Ohio. An arrest warrant was issued for Gordon last week after he refused to submit the DNA sample. The initial complaint was filed by a woman named Christina Lockhart on July 2, 2015. Court records showed that Lockhart...
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Report: JJ Watt out for season after back surgery

J.J. Watt reportedly is out for the season after undergoing back surgery on Thursday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Watt underwent his surgery and is expected to be out for the rest of the season. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says the Houston Texans knew Watt's back injury would have kept him out for the rest of the season anyhow, which is why they elected for the surgery. ...
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