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Carlos Beltran rocks the drawn-on hairstyle in dugout (Video)

Carlos Beltran is the latest athlete to try to paint on his hair. Beltran displayed the look Sunday in the Texas Rangers dugout as they beat the Cleveland Indians, and teammate Martin Perez in particular looked quite amused by Beltran’s appearance. So yeah, not quite the best look. You can even see the sideburns starting to run a little bit. But it’s a style statement, and...
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Hammel held private meeting with Maddon over early hook

As successful as the Chicago Cubs have been, not everything is perfect in their clubhouse. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel was not happy at being removed very early in Saturday’s game against the Dodgers, and he had a meeting with manager Joe Maddon about it. Hammel was visibly angry when Maddon removed him with just one out in the third inning after allowing five hits and three...
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Colin Kaepernick on national anthem: 'I'll continue to sit'

Colin Kaepernick has been making a political statement during the preseason by refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem, and the San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he will continue the practice for the foreseeable future. While speaking to reporters on Sunday, Kaepernick made his plans clear. #49ers Colin Kaepernick: "I'll continue to sit." pic.twitter.com...
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Brandon Jennings takes swipe at Reggie Miller's career

Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s. I'm taking Robert Horry Career over Reggie Miller. Any Day! Not a diss to Reggie but 7 rings — Brandon...
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Stephen Jones: Cowboys 'look forward' to starting Prescott

Dak Prescott will start for the Dallas Cowboys as long as Tony Romo is out, and the team also admitted it may look for a veteran backup in the short term. Executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed on Sunday that Prescott would start in Romo’s absence, but left the door open for a backup option. “We look forward to Dak being our starting quarterback Week 1, which it looks...
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Stanton has 'slim chance' of returning for final week?

If the Miami Marlins can stay in the playoff race, there is a slight chance they’ll have some big help down the stretch. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Giancarlo Stanton could return for the final week of the regular season if everything goes “absolutely perfect.” The most recent word is that Stanton is working on his rehab, but it’s unclear how far along...
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Kubiak hinting that Siemian is favorite for Broncos' QB job?

The Denver Broncos are nearing their quarterback decision, and coach Gary Kubiak sounds quite impressed with Trevor Siemian. Kubiak said he could probably make a decision now if he had to, but he refused to give a timetable for when he’d formally name a starter. “I’ve got a lot invested and a lot of work that I can make some decisions off of now,” Kubiak said after Saturday’s...
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DeMarcus Cousins open to playing in 2020 Olympics

DeMarcus Cousins will turn 30 around the time of the 2020 Summer Olympics, but he may yet have interest in playing for Team USA again. The Kings big man did not fully commit yet, but Cousins made it clear that he would at least consider Tokyo 2020 when the time comes. “I’m open to [coming back for Tokyo 2020],” Cousins said, via Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. “I’ll...
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Odell Beckham criticized for wisely avoiding contact

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr caught some heat on social media over the weekend for quitting on a ball to avoid a hit. But the team probably didn’t mind. In Saturday’s preseason game against the New York Jets, Beckham blatantly pulled up short on a slant route because he was about to get popped. That led to Eli Manning’s pass sailing right into the arms...
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John Harbaugh calls for shorter preseason in light of Benjamin Watson injury

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is frustrated after an important player suffered a season-ending injury in preseason, and he thinks the NFL should think about making some changes. Harbaugh called for a shorter preseason after Saturday night’s game, saying that modern NFL coaches and staffs have the tools at their disposal to prepare players properly without putting them in...
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Djokovic says ‘private issues’ cost him chance at grand slam

Novak Djokovic appeared unstoppable at the start of the grass court season, but since then, a significant dip in form has seen his chances at a calendar year grand slam evaporate. Djokovic said following the U.S. Open draw that mental issues were his downfall at Wimbledon, stemming particularly from some things that were happening in his private life. “It was nothing physical...
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Prescott feels he is 'smartest' QB from his draft class

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott believes he will prove to people that his outstanding preseason was not a fluke. While no team considered him to be the most talented quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft class, Prescott insists he is the most intelligent. In an interview with Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today, Prescott said he believes he has more between the ears than any of the seven...
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Connor Shaw felt play that injured him was 'cheap BS'

Chicago Bears quarterback Connor Shaw likely saw his season come to an end on Saturday when he suffered a gruesome leg injury in a preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. And if you ask him, the injury could have been avoided. Shaw broke his leg on a play where Chiefs defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches dragged him to the ground just as he was releasing a pass. Shaw felt the...
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Eddie Lacy considering haircut after painful tackle

Eddie Lacy has lost weight and is looking to rebound in his contract season, so the last thing he needs is to make it easier for defenders to bring him down. For that reason, the Green Bay Packers running back is considering cutting his hair in the near future. After Lacy broke a big run against the San Francisco 49ers Friday night, linebacker Gerald Hodges caught up to him and...
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Ben Watson tears Achilles, done for season

The Ravens signed Ben Watson during the offseason to help reinforce the tight end position. After their third preseason game, it appears Baltimore once again may need to look for outside help. On the Ravens first play from scrimmage during Saturday’s game against the Lions, Watson went down and needed to be helped off the field. The team later announced the 35-year-old suffered...
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Evan Fournier mocks his NBA2K character on Twitter

With the NBA season approaching, NBA2K has been releasing rankings for players in the 2017 version of the popular video game. For Evan Fournier, it wasn’t the rating he had an issue with. Fournier was assigned a rating of 78, but he was more concerned about the look of his character. The Magic guard posted a screenshot via his Twitter account and inquired who the guy wearing his...
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Rex Ryan regrets ‘stupid decision’ to play Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan opted to sit most of his first-stringers for Friday night’s preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. “I’m doing what’s best for our team,” Ryan told the team’s TV broadcast at halftime, per Mike Rodak of ESPN. “We want to show up at the starting game of the regular season.” Unfortunately however, starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor...
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Is Cavaliers point guard Mo Williams ready to throw in NBA towel?

  After finally winning his first NBA championship in 13 seasons, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Mo Williams may be about to sail off into the sunset. According to a report by Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com on Saturday, Williams is “strongly considering” retirement. The veteran’s “balky knee,” his “desire to coach,” as well as “the obvious chance to go out as a...
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Throw fantasy chips on Dak Prescott with injured Tony Romo out

Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is going to be thrust into a starting role much sooner than anyone expected. With news breaking on Saturday that Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, the Cowboys are Prescott’s team indefinitely. From a fantasy football standpoint, Prescott is as intriguing as they come. He has the ability to make plays with his legs and has looked...
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Romo expected to miss 6-10 weeks with broken bone in back

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back during Thursday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Romo is still expected to play at some point this season, though Pro Football Talk is reporting the 36-year-old could miss up to 10 weeks. Cowboys QB Tony Romo to miss 6-10 weeks with broken...
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NFL weighs in on Kaepernick protesting national anthem

The NFL released a statement on Saturday regarding Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest the national anthem. Not surprisingly, Kaepernick will not face any disciplinary action. According to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports, the NFL says it encouraged players to stand during the national anthem but will not force them to do so. NFL statement on Colin Kaepernick: "Players...
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Westbrook’s new Jordan ad takes shot at Kevin Durant?

A new ad spot for Jordan Brand featuring Russell Westbrook was released this week, and it may or may not include a veiled swipe at Kevin Durant. The 30-second commercial shows Westbrook running down a basketball court that eventually turns into an airplane runway. The only words in the ad are “some run, some make runways.” Some run, some make runways. #AJXXXIhttps://t.co...
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Kaepernick explains why he is protesting national anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was making a political statement when he chose to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem Friday night. In an interview with NFL Media’s Steve Wyche, Kaepernick admitted he is taking a stand against the United States. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people...
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Kaepernick chooses not to stand during national anthem

It appears San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was looking to make a statement on Friday night when he chose not to stand during the national anthem. Before his team’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Kaepernick remained seated during the playing of national anthem. In a statement to Pro Football Talk, the Niners said they respect Kaepernick’s right...
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Andy Reid expects more kickoff returns “than ever” before

The NFL has repeatedly adjusted kickoff rules in recent years in an attempt to decrease the potential danger of the play. But after adding an additional five yards to a touchback ahead of the 2016 season, it would appear as if their plan is about to backfire. Through two weeks of the preseason, touchbacks are down and kick returns are up. According to NFL Media research, of the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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