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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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Carlos Ruiz leaves farewell message for teammates

On Thursday, Carlos Ruiz was traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers. Before leaving, he had a few final words for his teammates. Ruiz was drafted by the Phillies back in 1998 and since breaking into the majors in 2006, Philadelphia is the only team he’s played for. It’s understandable departing would be emotional for the 37-year-old catcher as he’s made a lot of friends throughout...
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Dwyane Wade’s cousin fatally shot while pushing stroller in Chicago

Dwyane Wade’s 32-year-old cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was fatally shot on Chicago’s South Side while pushing her child in a stroller on Friday afternoon, his family and local police tell NBC Chicago. The shooting, which occurred at 3:30 p.m. local time on the 6300 block of South Calumet, was allegedly a gang-related incident gone awry. Two men reportedly approached a third man when...
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Texas Tech coaches use fake social media accounts to spy on players

Young men tend to be a little bit foolish at times, so coaches Texas Tech have decided to use that to their advantage. While many professional and college programs have strict rules when it comes to social media use, with some even banning it outright, Kliff Kingsbury and his fellow coaches have come up with a different tactic. Rather than trying to enforce a ban or restrictions...
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San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

Entering the All-Star break, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball at 57-33. Since the All-Star break, they rest comfortably in the Major League Baseball cellar with a record of 12-25. Despite Matt Moore’s near no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night, the Giants’ current slump has them inching towards an all-time record. And...
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Rays to release longtime OF Desmond Jennings

Desmond Jennings is about to catch the next plane out of Tampa Bay. The Rays announced on Friday that they will be releasing the struggling outfielder on Saturday. The #Rays will be releasing OF Desmond Jennings tomorrow. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 26, 2016 The 29-year-old used to be one of the top prospects in the Rays organization and has been with the team...
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John Wall: ‘Stop saying I’m watching money, I’m not’

Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall has been the subject of some negative publicity in recent days, but he took some time on Friday to fire back at his critics. In a video message via UNINTERRUPTED, Wall disputed claims that he’s been “watching money.” .@JohnWall reacts to critics, clears the air: "Stop saying I'm watching money, I'm not."https://t.co/btkBBeF4re...
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D’Qwell Jackson: Time for Joey Bosa to end his holdout

The San Diego Chargers have made it abundantly clear how they feel about first-round pick Joey Bosa and his holdout in recent days, and Bosa’s camp has made it no secret how they feel about the Chargers in return. The back-and-forth has generated national headlines, but now it’s beginning to rub other NFL players the wrong way. During a Thursday appearance on NFL Network...
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Clint Dempsey out of World Cup qualifying due to irregular heartbeat

United States men’s national team forward Clint Dempsey won’t play in any World Cup qualifying matches next week, and will also be sidelined for the Seattle Sounders for the foreseeable future. In a statement released by the Sounders on Friday, the team said the 33-year-old Dempsey is undergoing medical evaluations due to an irregular heartbeat. Seattle Sounders FC today announced...
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Peyton Manning will finally get his revenge on Rob Lowe

Four years ago, actor Rob Lowe caused quite a stir in NFL circles when he tweeted that then-Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was going to retire following a series of neck surgeries. Ultimately, Lowe’s stint in the sports media world was short-lived and his tweet was promptly deleted after Peyton’s father, Archie Manning, dismissed the retirement rumors. Manning...
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Kobe Bryant: ‘A real competitor’ would not be intimidated by Warriors

Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be scared of the Golden State Warriors, and he doesn’t think you should be either. Bryant appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show” and said he was happy for Kevin Durant, but he wouldn’t be scared of him and his teammates. “I was happy for him. This is something that he wants to do man, he’s happy with his decision,” Bryant said...
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Scherzer annoyed by loud Orioles fans at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer takes his home-field advantage very seriously. Speaking with reporters after blanking Baltimore 4-0 on Thursday night, Scherzer said that he was irritated by loud Oriole fan infiltrators making noise in the eighth inning at Nationals Park. “I just had emptied the tanks in the eighth, and gave everything I got there in the eighth...
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Dana White: Vince McMahon is a madman, but I respect him

There’s a lot of crossover between the WWE and the UFC these days, so that means Dana White and Vince McMahon are in regular contact to discuss business. Given that both are hard-headed executives who excel at what they do, there’s undoubtedly a lot of pushing and pulling that goes on. But at least in recent years, the two have made things work relatively seamlessly and they’ve...
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Lynch still giving Rawls, Michael advice

What’s Marshawn Lynch up to these days? Well, he’s in Australia with the Cal football team, and he’s also giving the current crop of Seattle Seahawks running backs some advice. That is according to Seahawks back Christine Michael, who recently spoke to Lynch by phone along with his teammate Thomas Rawls. “Me and Thomas, we talked to him two days ago on the phone,” Michael...
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Report: Tyler Eifert hoping to return in Week 4

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert hasn’t had much of a concrete timetable for a return to action after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. But now we’re beginning to get a better idea of how he’s progressing. According to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network on Friday, Eifert is targeting Weeks 4-6 for his return but is hoping to be ready by Week 4. #Bengals TE...
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Phil Jackson says Knicks could have landed Jae Crowder, but he blew it

The New York Knicks have not developed into the powerhouse Phil Jackson anticipated when he took over as team president two years ago, but he recently admitted that’s partially his fault. In a Friday column penned by Charley Rosen for Today’s Fastbreak, Jackson says his biggest blunder since arriving in The Big Apple was passing up the opportunity to acquire Jae Crowder from...
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Stevan Ridley reportedly visiting with Colts

Backfield help in Indianapolis could be coming from an unlikely source. According to a report by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network on Friday, the Colts are visiting with free agent running back Stevan Ridley, who was just released by the Detroit Lions on Thursday. RB Stevan Ridley on a visit with the Colts today, source says. Quick move by Indy to look at the veteran after his release...
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Report: NFL slightly concerned about Elliott's recent behavior

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott isn’t in any trouble with the NFL at the moment, but he’s being watched closely by the league office. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the league is concerned with Elliott’s recent “pattern of behavior.” #NFL seems content with Jerry Jones rebuke of Ezekiel Elliott visiting marijuana dispensary, but source cites "pattern of...
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Chargers would welcome Joey Bosa if he signed contract

One of the big questions about the Joey Bosa holdout has been how his would-be Chargers teammates will react to him if he ever does sign. Those in the locker room contend, however, that this won’t be an issue. “We all want him here. When he is here, he is one of us,” coach Mike McCoy said, via Jeremy Bergman of NFL Media. “It’s the business side of it. We can’t wait...
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Josh Brown was cited for violating order of protection in 2015

Shortly after New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence in May of 2015, a temporary order of protection was issued on the behalf of his ex-wife, Molly Brown. Although the domestic violence charges were later dropped due to “insufficient evidence,” the order of protection, which precluded Brown from coming within 500 feet of Molly’s...
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Adam Vinatieri offers to help Roberto Aguayo

The expectations surrounding Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo are tremendously high, and the oldest active player in the NFL knows just how difficult it can be to live up to them. Adam Vinatieri, who is 43 and entering his 21st season as a pro, started out rough his rookie season with the New England Patriots. When asked earlier in the week about what Aguayo has been going...
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Thunder fan petitions to change name of Durant, Oklahoma to Westbrook

The negative feelings toward Kevin Durant run deep in certain parts of Oklahoma. How deep? Well, did you know there is a town called Durant in Oklahoma? And did you know that a resident of the state is now petitioning to change the name of that town? Edmond, Oklahoma resident Ryan Nazari started a petition asking the Governor of Oklahoma to change the name of Durant to Westbrook...
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Christine Michael fantasy stock on rise after great preseason

Christine Michael is, once again, a name fantasy football enthusiasts need to be watching. I know, I know — you’ve heard this too many times before. Michael was the running back the Seattle Seahawks in the second round that was “just a Marshawn Lynch injury away from being a stud.” He then got traded to the Dallas Cowboys for the equivalent of a bag of footballs, and once...
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Eric Berry reportedly set to join Chiefs on Sunday

Star safety Eric Berry is reportedly rejoining the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday after sitting out camp and the preseason thus far. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Berry will finally sign his one-year franchise tag. Coach Andy Reid expects Berry to be ready for the regular season despite his missed camp. #Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Eric Berry "He'll be able to get himself...
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Jerry Jones not thrilled by Ezekiel Elliott visiting marijuana dispensary

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott visited a marijuana dispensary in Seattle, and owner Jerry Jones isn’t thrilled. Seattle is full of legal recreational marijuana shops, and according to TMZ, Elliott visited one of them before Dallas’s preseason game against the Seahawks. Elliott wasn’t seen making any purchases, and visiting the legal dispensaries is something of...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss
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