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Report: Jets planning to stick with Todd Bowles

The New York Jets have taken a massive step back in their second season under Todd Bowles, but the regression is not expected to cost the head coach his job. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Jets owner Woody Johnson is not planning to fire Bowles or general manager Mike Maccagnan, as long as the team avoids an embarrassing finish to the season. According to NFL Network’s...
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Celtics had bomb threat on team flight

The Boston Celtics had a pretty frightening experience to endure on Saturday night. The Celtics had a bomb threat during their flight to Oklahoma City, which led them to leave their bags behind on the team plane as security investigated. The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn shared the news on Twitter and says the players and staff were told to leave their bags on the plane and leave...
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Kevin Love poses for photo with Simone Biles, towers over her

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles attended the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Charlotte Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena Saturday and teamed up with Cavs big man Kevin Love for one of the best photos of the year. Before the game, the 4-foot-9 Biles posed for a picture with the 6-foot-10 Love, and greatness ensued. Just a couple of Olympians hanging out at The Q. #goals...
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Report: Danny Espinosa skipped Nats’ Winterfest in protest of trade

The Washington Nationals’ trade for Adam Eaton during the week is leading to quite a bit of fallout, including Danny Espinosa being unhappy. Espinosa did not attend the Nats’ annual Winterfest event this weekend, and the Washington Post says it’s in protest of the Eaton trade. The belief is that Eaton, acquired from the Chicago White Sox, will play center field for the Nats...
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Chauncey Billups: Some former teammates ‘played better’ while high on marijuana

The issue of marijuana use in the NBA has become more and more hot button as of late, and retired All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups is offering up his two cents worth. Billups, a member of ESPN’s NBA Countdown crew, said on Friday’s show that some of his former teammates actually performed better while stoned. “I honestly played with players — I’m not going to name...
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All Dede Westbrook wants is some McDonald’s

By Larry Brown. He may have been at the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City, but all Dede Westbrook could think about was food. The Oklahoma wide receiver was one of the Heisman Trophy finalists, and all of them were interviewed as a group during ESPN’s show on Saturday night. At one point Westbrook was asked what he was thinking about, and he answered pretty bluntly...
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Nerlens Noel will reportedly make season debut Sunday

What better way for the Philadelphia 76ers to get into the Christmas spirit than by singing “Noel, Noel”? According to a report by Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly on Saturday, Sixers big man Nerlens Noel will make his season debut against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday and will come off the bench. Nerlens Noel is available to make his regular season debut tomorrow against the...
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Erik Spoelstra on sitting Hassan Whiteside: ‘This league is for competitors only’

By Darryn Albert. Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was benched for a notable portion of the team’s lopsided 114-84 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, and head coach Erik Spoelstra bluntly explained why afterwards. “If he does not dominate at the rim, in the paint, we don’t have a chance to win,” Spoelstra said of Whiteside, who he yanked early in the...
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Draymond Green was motivated against Jazz by Snyder quote

There are few players in the NBA who are better at using disrespect as motivation than Draymond Green, no matter whether that disrespect is real or imagined. We got another example of that Thursday, when Green was apparently upset and motivated by a quote from Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder that roughly said that letting Green shoot might be a good plan. The quote, sent to Green by...
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Julius Thomas placed on injured reserve

Julius Thomas’ 2016 campaign is ending with a whimper. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Saturday that they are placing the two-time Pro Bowl tight end on injured reserve, ending his season. Thomas had been sidelined since hurting his back in a Week 11 loss to the Detroit Lions. He finishes the year with 30 catches for 281 receiving yards and four touchdowns in nine appearances...
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Carmelo Anthony ‘skeptical’ of new CBA before Thursday deadline

Negotiations for a new NBA collective bargaining agreement appear to have hit some sort of snag. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, the vice president of the NBPA, said Sunday that he is “skeptical” of a new deal being agreed before Dec. 15, the deadline for either party to opt out of the current agreement. “I’m skeptical of something getting done,” Anthony said, via Ramona...
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Pacman Jones trash talks Terrelle Pryor ahead of Bengals-Browns

By Grey Papke. Pacman Jones is trying to add a little bit of spice to an otherwise drab Battle of Ohio. The Cincinnati Bengals defensive back called out Cleveland’s Terrelle Pryor, accusing the Browns receiver of pushing off to achieve his success. “He pushes off, every route. He’s an OK receiver,” Jones said, via Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “They do...
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Andrew McCutchen admits trade rumors left him ‘on edge’

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been the subject of trade rumors for weeks, and he admitted that it does impact him. McCutchen described the feeling as being “on edge” when speaking at Saturday’s PirateFest. “I’d be lying to you if I told you none of this bothered me,” McCutchen said, via ESPN. “Of course it did. I’m human. “My dream is to...
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Mark Cuban still will not call Russell Westbrook a superstar

Mark Cuban is a very stubborn man. The outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks still refuses to classify Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook as a superstar despite his historic output thus far in 2016. “He’s putting up superstar numbers. That’s for damn sure,” Cuban said of Westbrook on Friday, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “I’m not taking anything away from what he’s...
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Houston regent: Lane Kiffin ‘was not a safe hire’

Lane Kiffin was never as close to the Houston job as it was reported he was. Tilman Fertitta, the chair of Houston’s board of regents, told KILT-AM in Houston on Friday that Kiffin was never that close to getting the job, and the school ultimately saw him as too much of a risk. “Lane Kiffin did not show me anything that Major Applewhite did not show me,” Fertitta told the...
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Report: Julio Jones unlikely to have major role in offense Sunday

Julio Jones reportedly will not be at full strength on Sunday. Jones, who is battling turf toe, will reportedly be little more of a decoy if he even plays against the Los Angeles Rams, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He's going to be a decoy at best. https://t.co/bJYShKIGxT — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) December 10, 2016 In...
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Jeff Fisher, Les Snead deny ‘toxic’ relationship reports

Both Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead denied reports of a “toxic” relationship on Friday. “I don’t know where this came from. Les and I have been on the same page since Day 1,” Fisher said Friday, via Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register. “We communicate all the time. We work together. We make decisions together.” The Rams arranged...
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Mike Brey apparently calls out media for coverage of Harry Giles, Duke

Superstar freshman Harry Giles is nearing a Duke debut after a long-term injury, but Notre Dame coach Mike Brey does not want to hear about that. Ahead of his team’s Saturday game against Villanova, Brey appeared to go after Duke – or more specifically, how the media has covered Duke and Giles’s injury in contrast to his team and his opponent. Mike Brey off the top rope...
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Both Andy Reid and Jack Del Rio confirm there's no bad blood

Jack Del Rio says there are no issues between him and Andy Reid despite some speculating to the contrary based on a postgame photo. Pro Football Talk described Del Rio as giving Reid an “icy glare” after the postgame handshake between the two men on Thursday (actually a postgame pat from Reid). The Kansas City Chiefs coach was asked on Friday if there was an issue between the...
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JJ Watt dresses in Penn State gear after losing bet

J.J. Watt is a proud supporter of the Wisconsin Badgers. However, on Friday, he was wearing the colors of another Big Ten school. Last weekend, Wisconsin faced Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game. As is generally the case when the schools of former teammates face off, Watt and Devon Still placed a friendly wager on the outcome. The Nittany Lions rallied from a 21-point...
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Chargers GM won’t commit to Mike McCoy’s return in 2017

On the brink of clinching a second consecutive losing season, the San Diego Chargers don’t seem to be all that confident in head coach Mike McCoy’s future with the team. In his weekly appearance on Xtra 1360 FOX Sports Radio, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was asked about the possibility of bringing McCoy back for next season but wouldn’t commit to the idea. “Contrary...
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Report: Lane Kiffin in talks with FAU

After coming up short in the coaching search at Houston, Lane Kiffin may have another gig in store. Kiffin is in talks with Florida Atlantic about becoming the next head coach of the Owls, Football Scoop reported Friday. The AP’s Tim Reynolds also confirmed that FAU is pursuing Kiffin: Can confirm reports out there. Two sources tell AP that FAU is pursuing Lane Kiffin to become...
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Kevin Youkilis jokes about Bobby Valentine possibly being US Ambassador to Japan

Even in retirement, Kevin Youkilis is still finding ways to entertain us. Word broke on Friday that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Bobby Valentine, Youkilis’ former manager with the Boston Red Sox, as the U.S. ambassador to Japan, where Valentine also managed for seven seasons. Report: Donald Trump considering #BobbyValentine for U.S. Ambassador to Japan. https:...
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Dorial Green-Beckham fined for wearing non-charity Yeezy cleats

Dorial Green-Beckham was fined over $6,000 by the NFL on Friday for wearing cleats last weekend that had no charity connection. Last weekend, NFL players were allowed to wear cleats outside of the league’s generally approved standards in order to support charities. Green-Beckham decided to wear the popular Yeezy cleats, from rapper Kanye West’s fashion line, and said they were...
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Report: Magic looking to trade for scorer

Though their wonky roster has begun to come together on the defensive end, the Orlando Magic are still looking to address their lack of a go-to scorer. According to a recent report by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic “will sift through the trade market” in the hopes of acquiring some scoring punch. Orlando is putting up just 94.3 points per game this season (per...
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