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Rob Gronkowski proclaims himself ‘ready’ for Sunday

As expected, Rob Gronkowski’s groin problem will not cause the New England Patriots tight end to miss any time. Gronkowski confirmed Friday that he is ready to play Sunday despite being slightly hindered with a groin issue that he suffered in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Gronkowski left last Sunday’s game, but the injury was never believed to be serious, and he has...
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Luhnow concluded Verlander trade at in-laws’ dinner party

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow had to get extremely creative to close the deal for ace pitcher Justin Verlander.Luhnow was displaced by Hurricane Harvey at the time of the Aug. 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and was forced to stay at his in-laws’ house in Los Angeles. That meant he had to negotiate the complex Verlander trade from there.Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated...
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NFL won’t rule out Ezekiel Elliott being suspended for Week 3

Ezekiel Elliott will likely be locked in a legal war with the NFL for the better part of a year, and the league is trying to win the latest battle by having a court overturn a recent injunction that allows Elliott to play while his suspension is still pending. Should the NFL prevail, it’s possible Elliott would not play in Week 3.While possible in no way means probable, NFL spokesman...
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Report: Sam Bradford expected to miss Week 3 with knee injury

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was able to practice this week after missing Week 2 with a knee injury, but it does not sound like he will be taking the field on Sunday. Dan Graziano of ESPN reported on Friday that Bradford is still experiencing discomfort in his knee and is not expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Case Keenum will likely start for...
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Omalu: ‘No question’ CTE is reason Hernandez committed suicide

The doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease better known as CTE, is convinced that the condition is what drove former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to take his own life.Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins filed a lawsuit against the Patriots and the NFL on Thursday, claiming the former tight end had a severe form of CTE and the...
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Haynesworth’s ex Tiffany Jackson ‘humiliated’ by accusations

Tiffany Jackson, a former Tennessee basketball player who dated Albert Haynesworth, was accused by the ex-NFL star this week of racial and physical abuse. On Friday, Jackson denied the allegations and said she is “humiliated” by the things Haynesworth said. Jackson, who dated Haynesworth for years and has a son with him, said she cannot comment on the domestic violence allegations...
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Irving was late to meeting with Stevens after car broke down

Kyrie Irving has been with the Boston Celtics for less than a month, and the star point guard was already late to a meeting with his head coach. Fortunately, his excuse is as legitimate as they come. Irving couldn’t help but chuckle while he explained to reporters on Thursday that his car broke down outside of Bentley University, which is located not far from where the Celtics...
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Ezekiel Elliott: Cowboys don’t play for ‘the talking heads’

Ezekiel Elliott acknowledged this week that he deserved to be criticized for the effort he put forth in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos, but that does not mean he is spending a lot of time worrying about what the media has to say.On Thursday, Elliott was asked if Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are motivated to prove people wrong after getting blown out. He said he and...
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Haynesworth posts incoherent update after accusing ex of abuse

Albert Haynesworth took to Twitter earlier this week to publicly accuse his ex-girlfriend of physical and racial abuse. In his rant, which he titled “The Ugly Truth about Brittany,” Haynesworth accused former Tennessee basketball player Brittany Jackson of everything from assaulting him to running a phony charity. Here are the tweets: According to a report from TMZ, Haynesworth...
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Todd Gurley says Rams believe they can win Super Bowl

Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams have a lot of confidence about this year’s team.The Rams are 2-1 following a 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. Gurley scored three touchdowns in the game and joined NFL Network’s set afterwards. During his postgame interview, he was asked what the team’s expectations are for the season.“Just taking it one game at...
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Rams WRs Sammy Watkins, Tavon Austin evaluated for concussions

Two Los Angeles Rams wide receivers were evaluated for concussions towards the end of the team’s Thursday night victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Both Sammy Watkins and Tavon Austin were evaluated for a concussion during the fourth quarter. Watkins first left the game to be evaluated. That seemed to come after he was hit in the head while fighting for a touchdown that put the...
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Aaron Donald called for horrible roughing the passer penalty

Here is Exhibit A for how far the NFL goes to protect quarterbacks. Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald was called for a personal foul penalty in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers for this hit on Brian Hoyer: Donald was coming after Hoyer with pressure and was a step away from the QB when Hoyer released the ball. There was no...
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Gordon Hayward: Isaiah Thomas had big role in recruiting me to Boston

The Boston Celtics can thank a player who’s not even on the team for helping them recruit their biggest free agentGordon Hayward wrote a blog post on Thursday for his website in which he discussed his choice to sign with the Celtics. In the article, Hayward addressed the Isaiah Thomas/Kyrie Irving blockbuster trade that saw Thomas dealt to Cleveland.Here’s Hayward talking about...
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Every NFL team’s key role player

Every NFL team has a series of superstars on both offense and defense who steal the limelight, but in order for a team to be successful, they need quality starters at every position and strong reserves/role players.Often, it’s those role players who are ultimately the difference between a championship run or a story about what could have been.Here’s a look at every NFL team...
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Report: Kendrick Perkins to join Cavs in training camp

Kendrick Perkins will join the Cleveland Cavaliers for their training camp next week, according to a report. Perkins, who played with the Cavaliers three seasons ago, was at the team’s minicamp in Santa Barbara this week. You can see him on the left in this photo standing between Richard Jefferson and Derrick Rose: Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon says the 32-year-old center will continue...
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Carlos Hyde leaves game with hip injury

A disastrous start for the Niners got even worse when their top running back was forced to leave Thursday night’s game against the Rams with an injury. On the first play from scrimmage for the Niners, Brian Hoyer threw an interception that was nearly returned for a touchdown by Nickell Robey-Coleman. Later in the quarter Carlos Hyde exited the game with what was initially called...
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Arkansas RB Whaley will play despite reported fight with teammate

Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley will play on Saturday against Texas A&M despite reportedly getting into a fight with a teammate.Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said on his radio show Thursday that Whaley will play in the game at AT&T Stadium. Whaley sent a tweet in response to a report that circulated Thursday saying he got into a fight with a teammate. In the tweet...
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Von Miller upset about dirty block from Cowboys rookie

Von Miller is upset about a block thrown by a Dallas Cowboys rookie on him in Week 2.Miller was limited in practice on Wednesday with a knee injury, though he practiced in full on Thursday. He was hurt by a low block from wide receiver Noah Brown last weekend. Here’s a look at the block, which came on a rushing play. Brown didn’t appear to have any malicious intent on the block...
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Clippers hire Bruce Bowen as TV analyst

Bruce Bowen is taking his broadcasting talents to the City of Angels. According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, the LA Clippers have hired Bowen as a television game analyst. He replaces Michael Smith, who had worked as the team’s TV color commentator for 19 years. The 46-year-old Bowen, who played 13 seasons in the NBA, winning three championships, and earning...
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Kenta Maeda moving to bullpen for Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are moving starting pitcher Kenta Maeda to the bullpen. Maeda started and pitched three innings in the Dodgers’ 5-4 win over the Phillies Thursday. After the game, the Dodgers made it official that Maeda will move to the bullpen. Maeda has been solid this season. He is 12-6 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. But he has been pushed down in the rotation ever since...
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Bruce Arians has funny quote about trying to stop Cowboys

You can’t accuse Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians of not keeping it real. Addressing the media Thursday ahead of the Cardinals’ Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys, Arians was asked if the Denver Broncos, who dominated the Cowboys 42-17 in Week 2, provided a blueprint for beating them. Arians’ response, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, was an all-timer...
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Bryce Harper could return for Nationals next week

Bryce Harper continues to get closer to a return to action for the Washington Nationals. Harper began doing some light running last week and was seen taking batting practice over the weekend. He shagged some fly balls in the outfield during batting practice on Thursday, according to MASN’s Mark Zuckerman. Zuckerman also says Harper will travel with the team to New York and will...
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Former Nebraska QB sends perfect tweet about Eichorst firing

Former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. sent a perfect tweet after news came out that the school had fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst.Here’s what Armstrong Jr. had to say: That is a reference to Bo Pelini, who was the coach of the program when Armstrong was recruited to the school. Pelini was fired towards the end of Armstrong’s sophomore season. The former Nebraska...
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Joel Embiid reportedly not cleared for 5-on-5 drills

The Philadelphia 76ers are understandably taking a cautious approach with Joel Embiid ahead of the upcoming season.Embiid’s career has been derailed by injuries since he was selected No. 3 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. Since then, he’s only played in 31 games, all of which came last season prior to being shut down due to a knee injury. In March, Embiid underwent surgery to repair...
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Would Carmelo Anthony accept trade to Portland as backup option?

Amazingly, the Portland Trail Blazers’ persistence in recruiting Carmelo Anthony may actually end up paying off. According to a report by FOX Sports’ Jason McIntyre on Thursday, Anthony’s camp is attempting a Hail Mary to get him to the Houston Rockets before the star forward accepts a trade to Portland. While Houston has long been Anthony’s preferred destination, the Blazers...
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