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Dez Bryant has hairline fracture in knee, could still play Week 4

The Dallas Cowboys got a mixed bag with the MRI results of star wide receiver Dez Bryant. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett announced on Wednesday that Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee, per Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group. Nevertheless, Garrett remains hopeful that the two-time Pro Bowler will still be able to play in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers. Jason Garrett...
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Rose pledges to push Carmelo ‘when he’s being lazy’

Derrick Rose believes he has a duty as a member of the New York Knicks: keep Carmelo Anthony focused. Rose said Tuesday that the Knicks are still Anthony’s team. He’s here to help – and make sure Anthony's not slacking off. “My job is to come here and help him win,” Rose said of Anthony, via Marc Berman of the New York Post. “This is his team. In practice I’ll push...
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Rex Ryan poses as reporter to ask Julian Edelman about playing quarterback (Video)

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan isn’t sure which quarterback he’ll be facing against the New England Patriots, so he decided to go straight to the source. Posing as Walt Patulski from the Buffalo News, Ryan hopped into Julian Edelman’s media conference call and asked him if he was playing quarterback. New media member "Walt Patulski from the Buffalo News" jumps in with a hard...
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Bruce Arians hints chemistry is an issue with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals were a popular pick to win the NFC title before the year began, and their play through three weeks has not justified those predictions. According to head coach Bruce Arians, that could have a lot to do with chemistry. In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, an irritated Arians said some new players on the Cardinals roster are having a negative impact...
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Justin Pugh does not find Odell Beckham to be a distraction

At least one of Odell Beckham Jr.’s teammates doesn’t see him as a distraction. Guard Justin Pugh said Tuesday that he, for one, didn’t find Beckham’s sideline temper tantrum to be a distraction from the game. “No, I didn’t find it distracting,” Pugh said, via James Kratt of NJ.com. “But, obviously, I’m also out there playing. I’m not sitting, watching what’s...
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WATCH: Tebow homers on first pitch he sees in first game

How did Tim Tebow’s first official at-bat as a professional baseball player go? Home run, of course. Tebow appeared in his first instructional league game with the New York Mets organization on Wednesday. He swing at the first pitch he saw and drove it deep to left-center field. And, wouldn’t you know, it left the ballpark. Tim Tebow hits Home Run in debut at bat #MLB pic...
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Brandon Marshall serving as mentor for Seferian-Jenkins

The New York Jets picked up troubled tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on waivers Monday, and he has a new mentor in the locker room. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he has been talking with and trying to help Seferian-Jenkins even before he joined the team, and was thrilled to hear that the Jets had claimed him after his release by Tampa Bay. “We’ve been talking for a...
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Report: Garoppolo still dealing with shoulder pain, mobility

The New England Patriots may be holding out hope that they can get Jimmy Garoppolo back under center for Week 4, but his body reportedly isn’t quite cooperating. CSN New England’s Michael Giardi reported Tuesday that Garoppolo is still dealing with pain in his throwing shoulder and has yet to regain full mobility there. Garoppolo is still in pain and does not yet have full...
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Kaepernick admits he needs to gain weight, eat 'a lot' more

After recently claiming he has not lost any muscle mass as a result of his decision to switch to a vegan diet, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick now admits he needs to put on a few pounds. On Monday, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly once again mentioned that Kaepernick is not near his previous playing weight of 225 pounds in the wake of three offseason surgeries that led...
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Auto shop: Mike Tolbert paid $3,900 bill in coins after dispute

Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert had a bad experience with an auto mechanic recently, and he supposedly ended up paying his entire bill in coins to express his displeasure. On Tuesday, Tolbert ranted in an Instagram post about how he brought his car to Motion Lab Tuning in Charlotte and was misled about both the cost of work and the time it would take to complete it....
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JJ Watt placed on IR, reportedly expected to miss rest of 2016

The latest back injury that J.J. Watt suffered is as bad as initially feared, as the Houston Texans sent the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year to injured reserve on Tuesday. While the league’s new IR rules allow for a team to designate one player on the list to return later in the year, reports indicate the Texans are not optimistic about Watt playing again in 2016. ...
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Gus Malzahn: Not calling plays anymore is ‘refreshing’

Gus Malzahn is embracing a new role within his football program. Rather than be a real hands-on, micro-manager type coach, the Auburn Tigers head coach says he is now trying to transition into a role of more of a CEO overseeing things. And so far, Malzahn says he feels a lot better since making the move. Malzahn said after Auburn beat LSU 18-13 on Saturday that he was coaching...
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Arizona OL Zach Hemmila died from combination of prescription drugs

Arizona offensive lineman Zach Hemmila died suddenly last month, and an autopsy has revealed drugs were the cause of death. According to a report from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office that was obtained by Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star, two prescription medications were found in Hemmila’s body. One was oxymorphone, an opiate painkiller. The other, alprazolam, is an anxiety...
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Ronnie Lott investor group pulls offer to buy Coliseum

An investor group led by Ronnie Lott pulled its bid to buy the Coliseum after learning that Oakland’s mayor was not recommending the plan. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the group of investors and developers, which were offering $167.3 million to buy the land on which the Coliseum sits, retracted its offer. Their decision came after Oakland’s mayor said she would...
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Maria Arias is Jose Fernandez’s pregnant girlfriend

Jose Fernandez was very close to becoming a father at the time he was killed last weekend. Maria Arias, a 24-year-old whom Fernandez met through his love for fishing, is expecting a baby in February. The Daily Mail spoke with several of Fernandez’s family members who confirmed the Miami Marlins pitcher starting dating Arias just weeks before she became pregnant in May. In a...
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Antonio Brown was told by refs to change cleats at halftime

Antonio Brown says he was told by referees during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles to change his cleats at halftime, and he did so. Brown was wearing blue cleats for the first half of the game, just like he did during Week 1. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was fined for wearing the colorful cleats in Week 1 because the shoes violate the league's uniform policy...
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Brandon Knight open to idea of coming off bench for Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight wants to see the team get back into playoff contention, and it looks like he’s willing to shift into a sixth man role in order to make that happen. At Suns training camp on Tuesday, Knight was asked about the possibility of coming off the bench for the Suns in 2016-17. “I’m here to work hard, be a great teammate, do what I’ve always been...
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Jadar Johnson does not think Lamar Jackson will be a challenge

Saturday’s massive game between Louisville and Clemson got even more interesting thanks to some comments from Tigers safety Jadar Johnson. Johnson was speaking with the media on Tuesday about the upcoming matchup between the two top-five teams, and he most certainly was not intimidating by the Cardinals. In fact, Johnson said he thought facing Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson will...
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Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards pic.twitter.com...
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Joaquin Benoit tore his calf running out of bullpen in fight with Yankees

Joaquin Benoit will be out for some time after tearing his left calf muscle on Monday, but it’s not what happened so much as how it happened that’s the story. Benoit’s Blue Jays got into a benches-clearing fight with the Yankees Monday, and the relief pitcher hurt himself running out from the bullpen to participate in the fracas, if you can believe that. Things got heated...
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Report: JJ Watt re-injures back, facing extended absence

After having back surgery earlier this year, there was speculation about whether J.J. Watt would be ready to start the season. The defensive star was cleared to play in Week 1, but could now be facing an extended absence. As reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Watt has re-injured his back and is potentially facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines. Sources: #Texans star DL JJ...
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Terrelle Pryor thinks Browns can go undefeated rest of season

The Browns may be 0-3, but their record isn’t getting Terrelle Pryor down. Pryor still has confidence in his team and even said on Tuesday that he feels Cleveland can win the rest of their games. “We’re so close to getting over that hump,” Pryor said, via Cleveland.com. “Once we get over that hump, I think we’re going to have a lot of success, even this year. We’ve...
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Stephen Strasburg unlikely to pitch in NLDS

Washington Nationals All-Star right-hander Stephen Strasburg may still be on track for a return at some point this postseason, but it doesn’t appear likely to happen in the Divisional Series. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said on Tuesday that Strasburg is unlikely to pitch in the NLDS, per Chase Hughes of Comcast SportsNet. GM Mike Rizzo said Strasburg is unlikely to pitch...
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Zydrunas Ilgauskas reportedly mentoring Joel Embiid at Sixers training camp

If there’s one big man who knows a thing or two about going on to a long, productive career despite being hampered by foot issues early on, it’s retired NBA great Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Now he’s looking to pass along some of that knowledge over to Sixers big man Joel Embiid. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Ilgauskas is present at the opening...
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Tyler Eifert reportedly not expected to play in Week 4

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert had been aiming to make his season debut in Week 4, but it looks like he may have to wait at least another week in order to do so. According to a report by Bob Holtzman of ESPN on Tuesday, Eifert is not expected to play on Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins. A Week 5 return against the Dallas Cowboys is seen as a more likely possibility...
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