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49ers player says Jimmy Garoppolo has become leader of team

Jimmy Garoppolo seems to be having a big impact on the culture of the San Francisco 49ers. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has won both of his starts for his new team, and his impact goes beyond simple on-field matters. According to one unnamed 49ers player, Garoppolo has taken full control of the locker room and emerged as a legitimate team leader only a few months into his...
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Jerry Jones hints at next move after Roger Goodell extension

With all avenues apparently exhausted, Jerry Jones is coming to terms with another seven years of Roger Goodell as NFL commissioner — and looking for new ways to curb some of his power.The Dallas Cowboys commissioner, who fought Goodell’s extension tooth and nail, had words of praise for the commissioner on Wednesday, conceding that Goodell loves the league and has been good for...
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Carson Wentz’s ACL surgery went ‘very well’

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent successful ACL surgery on Wednesday.Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie confirmed that the surgery went “very well,” with Wentz expediting the process to recover sooner from his injury. Wentz has obviously set his sights to 2018 already, and has sought to make the best of a bad situation. It will be of little consolation to an Eagles...
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Arians has ‘no idea’ if Peterson will play again this season

Adrian Peterson has sat out the last two weeks with a neck injury, and it sounds like there’s a good chance we have seen the last of the veteran running back this season.On Wednesday, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that he has “no idea” if Peterson will be able to suit up again this season. A report from last week indicated that Peterson will not need to...
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Report: Red Sox contacted Orioles about Manny Machado

If the Baltimore Orioles trade Manny Machado, the Boston Red Sox probably wouldn’t want to miss out.According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are one of the teams that have reached out to the Orioles to discuss Machado’s availability in a trade.Nothing appears close, as the Orioles don’t seem to have decided whether they want to keep or trade their star infielder...
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Mother of Jose Reyes’ child says she was attacked by his wife

Jose Reyes has an eight-year-old child with a woman who is not his wife, and that has led to some drama in the MLB star’s personal life in recent years. Apparently that drama has not subsided.Christina Sanchez, the mother of Reyes’ daughter Liyah, told the New York Post that Reyes’ wife, Katherine Sanchez,  tried to physically attack her at a Starbucks in Long Island on Wednesday...
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Paul Molitor: Twins have ‘tremendous interest’ in Yu Darvish

The Minnesota Twins have not always spent big in free agency in the past, but they certainly seem intent on making an impact this offseason.Twins manager Paul Molitor admitted that his team has “tremendous interest” in free agent pitcher Yu Darvish, but cautioned that a lot of things can happen in the market that could impact how serious Minnesota can be.“It’s going to be a tremendous...
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Malik McDowell arrest video shows him berating officers

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested for disorderly conduct outside a nightclub in Atlanta over the weekend, and let’s just say he was not exactly as cooperative as he could have been with police.Video footage that was obtained by TMZ shows McDowell repeatedly cursing at the officers who were arresting him. The 21-year-old called a female arresting officer...
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Report: Marlins telling teams they will trade Christian Yelich

It’s safe to say that the Miami Marlins’ firesale is well and truly underway.According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Marlins have informed other teams that they are ready to trade outfielder Christian Yelich, though the price tag will be high. Yelich is only 26, is affordably under team control through 2022, and is a career .290 hitter. If the Marlins play their cards right...
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McCarthy confirms Rodgers expected to start Sunday

The Green Bay Packers are getting Aaron Rodgers ready to go.Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Wednesday that Rodgers is practicing as usual in preparation to start Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Rodgers had been sidelined for two months with a broken collarbone, but confirmed Tuesday that he was medically cleared to play. The Packers are subsequently wasting no time getting...
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Goodell plans to step down as commissioner at end of new deal

Roger Goodell’s new five-year contract is expected to be his last.NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed to reporters Wednesday that Goodell has decided to step aside as commissioner when his new deal expires in 2024, and that he intends to devote part of his time in the years to come to seeking out a successor. By the time 2024 rolls around, Goodell will have been commissioner for...
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Marlins trade All-Star OF Marcell Ozuna to Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals were unable to acquire Giancarlo Stanton in a trade with the Miami Marlins this offseason, but they have come away with a nice consolation prize.According to multiple reports, the Cardinals and Marlins have agreed to a trade centered around outfielder Marcell Ozuna. The Cardinals had gotten deep into discussions with the Marlins about a Stanton trade, and...
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Cards, Marlins reportedly making progress on Ozuna trade

The St. Louis Cardinals got deep into discussions with the Miami Marlins about acquiring Giancarlo Stanton, but the NL MVP did not want to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal work. Perhaps the groundwork that was laid can now be used to facilitate a Marcell Ozuna deal.Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cardinals and Marlins are making progress on a trade involving...
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LiAngelo Ball says UCLA made him apologize to Donald Trump

LaVar Ball has been in an off-and-on public dispute with Donald Trump since Ball refused to thank the president for his role in helping his son LiAngelo avoid shoplifting charges in China. Heck, even LiAngelo thanked Trump when he gave a speech apologizing for his actions.But apparently the younger Ball’s expression of gratitude was not exactly genuine. LiAngelo told “The Breakfast...
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Reporter reveals inappropriate question from NFL Network interview

NFL Network is facing some extremely disturbing allegations in a sexual assault lawsuit that was filed by a former employee, and another woman who claims she was mistreated by someone at the network is now coming forward to share her story.Lindsay McCormick, a broadcaster who has worked with NBC, CBS and ESPN, revealed on Instagram early Wednesday morning that she was asked an inappropriate...
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Smith-Schuster wants Brown to pay his fine for Burfict hit

JuJu Smith-Schuster served a one-game suspension and will have to pay a fine for his vicious hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in Week 13, but the rookie wide receiver expects one of his teammates to help him cover the cost.After the game in which Smith-Schuster was flagged for his crack-back block on Burfict, Brown applauded him and offered to pay the fine. Smith-Schuster...
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Report: Tyrod Taylor expected to start in Week 15

The Buffalo Bills were able to grind out a win in blizzard conditions against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend, and as a result they remain squarely in the playoff hunt. It sounds like it will be up to Tyrod Taylor to keep them there.Taylor missed last Sunday’s game because of a knee injury, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the veteran is expected to start against...
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Abdul-Jabbar: NBA has surpassed NFL as league of future

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has seen the future, and he thinks that it belongs to the National Basketball Association.The retired big man great recently wrote a piece for The Guardian entitled “The NBA, and not the NFL, is the league of America’s future.” In it, Abdul-Jabbar says that, while football is still by far the nation’s most popular sport, the bubble may be about to burst in favor...
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Report: Mariota could need ankle surgery during offseason

Marcus Mariota has battled through a number of injuries in 2017, and one of them is serious enough that the Tennessee Titans quarterback may require offseason surgery.According to Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky, Mariota continues to be bothered by a hamstring injury he originally suffered in Tennessee’s Oct. 1 game against the Houston Texans. The problem has been made worse by some...
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Joel Embiid thinks fans will eventually turn on him

Joel Embiid is one of the most beloved basketball figures of the modern era, but even he knows that fame is fleeting.In a feature by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that ran Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers center said that he is anticipating the fans eventually turning on him.“People love you at the beginning,” said Embiid. “But at some point they’re gonna start hating you. LeBron [James...
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Angels GM ‘pleased’ with results of Shohei Ohtani’s physical

The Los Angeles Angels don’t seem to be too concerned about the medical status of Shohei Ohtani.News came out on Monday that Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in October. Then on Tuesday, it was revealed that the injection was for a UCL issue in Ohtani’s pitching elbow.What’s important to note is that all MLB teams were made aware of these medical issues PRIOR to bidding...
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Missed kicks in snowy Buffalo may cost Adam Vinatieri $500K

Adam Vinatieri is arguably the best kicker in NFL history, but even he couldn’t overcome the treacherous conditions in Buffalo on Sunday. As a result, the 44-year-old may have cost himself a shot at $500,000.As Mike Wells of ESPN.com notes, Vinatieri has a clause in his contract this season that would pay him a $500,000 bonus if he converts at least 90 percent of his field goal attempts...
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Instagram model Jen Selter all about unicorn Porzingis

Instagram model Jen Selter is all about Kristaps Porzingis, it seems.Earlier this month, Porzingis followed Selter on IG and liked one of her photos. That may have grabbed her attention, because it didn’t take long for Selter to use a unicorn emoji on Instagram. Unicorn is Porzingis’ nickname and calling card. Her using the unicorn emoji was only the start.Selter said on Tuesday...
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Indians reportedly interested in Logan Morrison as backup plan

The Cleveland Indians have Logan Morrison on their radar as a backup plan, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal shares that the Indians are thinking about Morrison in case they are unable to re-sign first baseman Carlos Santana. Santana is expected to command a sizable contract and is being pursued by multiple teams, so it’s possible that the Indians will be unable...
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Bill Snyder reportedly plans to coach in 2018

Bill Snyder plans to return to coaching Kansas State next season, according to a report. K-StateOnline.com shared the news on Snyder Tuesday, saying multiple sources have told them Snyder will be back. Snyder will turn 79 next season and was diagnosed with throat cancer, so there were reasons to question his future. But Snyder has done quite well since returning to coach the Wildcats...
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