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Todd Frazier, Yankees embracing thumbs down symbol

The New York Yankees have adopted a new rallying cry for the stretch run of the regular season, and to say it came from an unexpected source would be an understatement. During the Yankees’ Sept. 11 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, which was played at Citi Field due to scheduling changes caused by Hurricane Irma, a New York Mets fan who was attending the game went viral for holding...
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Andre Iguodala was close to joining Rockets before Warriors upped offer

Andre Iguodala was a lot closer than most realize to actually leaving the Golden State Warriors. Iguodala was one of the Warriors’ key free agents following their championship last season. The expectation was that he would return to the team. While that happened, it only came after Iguodala got very close to leaving the team. ESPN’s Chris Haynes published on Wednesday an awesome...
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NFL players wrote Roger Goodell seeking support for political activism

Colin Kaepernick opened up a dialogue across the country — and especially throughout the NFL — when he first protested the national anthem to draw attention to societal issues. Though he is not on a roster, other players in the league are continuing his efforts and actively working with the league on the matter.Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported Wednesday night that a...
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Eli Manning has no problem with Ben McAdoo’s criticism

Eli Manning was heavily criticized by his head coach following the New York Giants’ dud on Monday night at home against the Detroit Lions. While that sort of criticism could create friction between a coach and QB, Manning accepted it in stride.Asked about Ben McAdoo calling him out specifically for a delay of game penalty, Manning said he had no problem with the coach’s words...
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Floyd Mayweather shows off sick movie theater in new mansion

Floyd Mayweather has been showing off his new mansion on social media this week, and the casa is impressive. The famous boxer purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills for $26 million, TMZ reported last week. The home has six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and features a guest house and swimming pool. One of the coolest parts of the home is the incredible movie theater. Mayweather showed it off...
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Ricky Williams jailed after traffic stop in Texas

Ricky Williams spent the night in jail on Tuesday evening after being pulled over in a traffic stop in Austin, Texas. KXAN in Austin reports the news on the former Heisman Trophy winner, who was stopped for not having a rear license plate. During the stop, the police officer learned Williams had two outstanding traffic warrants, so he was taken to jail. KXAN says Williams spent the...
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Michael Jordan crying meme makes Jeopardy!

We are truly living in a new age when Michael Jordan makes it on “Jeopardy!” not for his on-court accomplishments, but for his infamous meme. On Wednesday night’s edition of the show, MJ was the subject of a clue about his crying meme. Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. He cried at different points during his induction speech, but it wasn’t until...
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Myles Garrett getting close to returning for Browns

Good news, Browns fans: Myles Garrett is getting closer to a return. Garrett, the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, has yet to make his NFL debut because of a sprained ankle sustained in the days before Week 1. He is making progress and Hue Jackson says the DE is “close” to being back on the field for the team. And while the Browns wouldn’t rule Garrett out for Sunday’s game,...
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Jordy Nelson expects to play for Packers despite quad injury

Jordy Nelson expects to play on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals despite his quad injury. The Green Bay Packers star wide receiver left the team’s game against the Falcons last Sunday night with a quad injury suffered in the first quarter. Nelson was back at practice on Wednesday and said he expects to play in Week 3. “Today it feels a lot better than what it did on Sunday...
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12 breakout players of college football season so far

Every year, college football produces its share of breakout players. These can be guys playing at smaller schools putting up big numbers, players who were in the shadow of elite teammates who have now gone to the NFL or graduated, or even guys who were already pretty well known but have taken an even bigger step forward to put themselves into elite company.Here’s a look at 12 NCAA...
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Sixers still open to trading Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor survived the 2017 trade deadline and most of the summer without being dealt by Philadelphia, but he’s far from out of the woods. Sixers head coach Brett Brown said Wednesday that the team will once again gauge “what’s out there” for Okafor, per Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer. Philly seemed intent on moving the 21-year-old at last season’s deadline but...
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Raul Mondesi sentenced to prison for corruption as mayor in Dominican Republic

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Raul Mondesi has been sentenced to prison for corruption while serving as a mayor in the Dominican Republic. Mondesi was elected mayor of his hometown, San Cristobal, in 2010 for a six-year term. He was placed under six months of house arrest in February for his role in an embezzlement scandal that saw 300 million pesos embezzled during his term. Mondesi...
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Richard Sherman critical of NFL injury report: It is for gamblers

Richard Sherman is known for opining on various subjects when speaking with the media, and he did so on Wednesday. This week, he took his aim at the NFL’s mandatory injury reports. The Seattle Seahawks CB has played in both of his team’s games this season despite being listed as questionable before each game. He also jokingly informed the media Wednesday about a toe injury so...
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Young girl hit by Todd Frazier foul ball ‘doing okay’

A young girl who was hit by a Todd Frazier foul ball during Wednesday’s New York Yankees-Minnesota Twins game is said to be doing okay. Frazier was batting in the bottom of the fifth inning and ripped a 94-mph fastball into foul territory along the third base line. The ball hit a young girl: As seen in the video, multiple players were shaken by the incident and even began tearing...
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John Farrell may use David Price as temporary closer

The Boston Red Sox are willing to trust David Price out of the bullpen in pretty big situations. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that, with Craig Kimbrel and Addison Reed unavailable due to high usage, Price could serve as the team’s closer on a fill-in basis. Recurring elbow issues have relegated Price to bullpen duty for the remainder of the season as well as the...
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Marvin Lewis threatens Bengals players with major changes

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says his players need to get better — or else. Lewis spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since firing offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after an 0-2 start that saw the team fail to score an offensive touchdown. He relayed the message that he gave his players on Monday — if things don’t get better, they’ll be the next to...
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Jay Gruden: Jordan Reed is ‘not healthy right now’

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed continues to have a really tough time with injuries. Reed, who dealt with a toe injury all summer, is now fighting off a chest injury, and coach Jay Gruden revealed that his tight end is simply not healthy. It’s not clear whether Reed will play Sunday night against Oakland. He still hasn’t totally come back from the toe issue, and the...
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Adam Gase does not rule out Lawrence Timmons returning to Dolphins

Lawrence Timmons’s future with the Miami Dolphins looks very much in doubt — but head coach Adam Gase wouldn’t close the door on it completely.Gase dodged questions directly related to Timmons on Wednesday, but he did offer that someone in Timmons’s situation could theoretically get himself back in the team’s good graces if he did the right things.“I think every situation...
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Mike Wallace frustrated by lack of targets

Baltimore Ravens wideout Mike Wallace has seen a grand total of four targets through his first two games in 2017, and that clearly doesn’t sit well with him. Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Wallace addressed his limited workload. “Of course,” said the former Pro Bowler when asked if there was a level of frustration, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “I play wide receiver. I...
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Bradford gives vague update on ‘non-contact’ knee injury

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is still very much questionable for Sunday, and still quite tight-lipped as to the nature of his current injury. Bradford did divulge on Wednesday that the left knee issue was of the non-contact variety, and he suffered it during Week 1. “I felt it when it happened,” Bradford said, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. “I honestly didn’t...
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Report: Warriors players, officials perplexed by Kevin Durant’s offseason

Kevin Durant’s bizarre summer has his Golden State Warriors just as confused as the rest of us.According to a report by Chris Mannix of The Vertical on Wednesday, many within the Warriors are bewildered by the strange offseason Durant has had.Per Mannix:Many in Golden State, team officials and players alike, have taken note of Durant’s oddball offseason and are perplexed by it...
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Jordan Matthews responds to criticism of Bills’ wide receivers

The Buffalo Bills have not been all that impressive on offense through their first two games, and Jordan Matthews has caught just five passes during that span. For someone who was expected to replace Sammy Watkins as the team’s new top receiver, that’s somewhat disappointing. But the time to panic has not yet come, and Matthews reminded critics of that on Wednesday. “I think...
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Jets owner says team is ‘definitely not tanking’

Acting New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson has become the latest figure with the organization to publicly clarify that no tanking is taking place. Johnson made clear Wednesday that the team is not tanking, but rather enduring some growing pains with a young roster. “It couldn’t be further from the truth,” Johnson said of the tanking accusations, via Darryl Slater of NJ...
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Sixers plan to start Ben Simmons at point guard with no restrictions

Ben Simmons’s recovery is going according to plan, and the Philadelphia 76ers don’t anticipate anything holding him back.After Simmons missed the entire 2016-17 season with a broken foot, the team has him back, and coach Brett Brown plans on him being the starting point guard. The team had not ruled out keeping Simmons on a minutes limit for the start of the season, and perhaps...
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Rob Gronkowski practicing after groin injury scare

New England Patriots fans were forced to hold their collective breath once again on Sunday when Rob Gronkowski went down with an injury, but they can feel free to breathe a big sigh of relief. Gronkowski participated in practice on Wednesday and was wearing full pads. Gronk went down with an injury against the New Orleans Saints on a play where he was not hit particularly hard, leading...
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