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Max Scherzer scratched from start with neck issue

Max Scherzer continues to be plagued by neck issues.The Washington Nationals ace was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday against the San Diego Padres after experiencing a neck problem. Matt Grace got the nod in Scherzer’s place.Nats manager Dusty Baker could tell something was amiss when Scherzer was at Petco Park early. Scherzer left his start on Aug. 1 after one inning...
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Michael Beasley tired of not being respected

Michael Beasley has heard every last one of your bust jokes and your marijuana punchlines over the years, and he is one hundred percent over it.In an interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post on Friday, the former No. 2 overall pick said he is sick of not getting the respect he feels he deserves.“Look at my nine-year career, I’ve always been close to a point a minute,...
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Chargers OL Russell Okung calls on white players to take public action

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung wants more attention to be made to the issues of racial inequality in the country, and he thinks white athletes need to stand up for black ones in order for the public to start seeing things differently.Okung’s former Seahawks teammate Michael Bennett said on ESPN’s SC6 Wednesday that things would really change when a white...
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Jay-Z says he bought three pairs of Big Baller Brand shoes

Big Baller Brand apparently has at least one notable celebrity backer.In an appearance Friday on TIDAL’s “The Rap Radar Podcast,” rap mogul Jay-Z said he bought three pairs of Big Baller Brand shoes and gave credit to and expressed his support for LaVar Ball, as transcribed by JMKTV. Hov obviously knows a thing or two about sports business and starting your own company from...
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AJ Hinch has not heard from MLB about umpire criticism

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has not heard from MLB despite criticizing the umpires from Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.Hinch was especially upset with the way the game ended and criticized umpire Paul Nauert for calling out Marwin Gonzalez on strikes to end the game. Here were Nauert’s calls in the final at-bat of the game. The red balls represent what...
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New York radio host has epic meltdown on Aaron Judge caller

New York sports radio host Don La Greca had a meltdown for the ages on Thursday when responding to a caller who suggested Aaron Judge should have been pinch hit for in a game.La Greca co-hosts “The Michael Kay Show” with Kay on ESPN Radio New York. After he and Kay took a call from caller Steve in Brooklyn, who asked why Judge wasn’t replaced for a pinch-hitter, La Greca lost...
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Dirk Koetter won’t commit to Doug Martin starting upon return from suspension

Tampa Bay may not be giving the reins right back to Doug Martin in Week 4.Speaking with the media on Friday, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that it was “impossible” to say if Martin would be the team’s starting running back upon his return from suspension, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The two-time Pro Bowler Martin is coming off a down year in 2016 in which he...
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DeMarcus Cousins on Confederate statue debate: ‘Take all them motherf—ers down’

All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins is the latest prominent sports figure to give his take on the ongoing national debate over Confederate statues.In a Friday chat with TMZ Sports, he called for all the statues to come down.“Take all them motherf—ers down,” said Cousins bluntly. “Take ’em all down.”It’s an issue that hits close to home for Cousins — he is from Alabama...
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Dwight Howard hoping to ‘shut people’s mouths’ in Charlotte

Dwight Howard is now on his fifth NBA team in as many years, but he believes that he has finally found the right opportunity to hush the naysayers.In an interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that ran Friday, the eight-time All-Star commented on his new situation with the Charlotte Hornets.“Cliff’s [Hornets head coach Steve Clifford] going to push me, but he’s not going...
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Report: Cam Newton's throwing shoulder 'feels fine'

Cam Newton is not expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, but that does not mean Carolina Panthers fans need to hit the panic button.While ESPN’s Dianna Russini said the Panthers decided to hold Newton out after evaluating his shoulder, it sounds like the decision is more precautionary. Tom Pellisero of NFL Network reports that Newton has been...
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Derek Jeter, wife Hannah welcome new baby girl

Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah Davis have welcomed their first child into the world.The Players’ Tribune, a media outlet founded by Jeter, confirmed on Friday that Davis gave birth to Bella Raine Jeter on Thursday. Davis announced that she was pregnant in an article she wrote for The Players’ Tribune back in February, and she said at the time that Jeter had already picked out...
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Durant fires back after being called out by Britt McHenry

Britt McHenry does not agree with Kevin Durant’s decision to skip the Golden State Warriors’ upcoming trip to the White House, but Durant clearly doesn’t care what the former ESPN reporter has to say.Earlier this week, Durant revealed that he will not visit the White Houst with his team because he doesn’t “respect who’s in office right now.” On Friday, McHenry tweeted...
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Mayweather ‘partying the entire week’ before McGregor fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr has one of the most important fights of his career coming up in a week, but that is not going to stop him from aggressively promoting his new strip club.On Thursday night, Mayweather invited fans to join him at his club Girl Collection, where he says he will be hanging out and “partying” every night until the Monday after his bout with Conor McGregor. Mayweather...
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Lance Lynn shares hilarious LLWS memory

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn looks back quite fondly on his time in Little League — perhaps a little too fondly.The 2017 Little League World Series officially kicked off on Thursday, and Lynn took an opportunity to share this funny memory of his own time in Williamsport, per Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest. The former All-Star Lynn appeared in the Little League World...
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Reporter expects Chad Henne to start for Jaguars in Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone confirmed after Thursday night’s preseason game that the quarterback competition is wide open, but one reporter who covers the team believes Marrone has made up his mind.The Blake Bortles era could already be over.Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union expects Chad Henne to get the start in Week 1. Bortles has had a terrible offseason...
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Report: New Marlins owners will fire president David Samson

The Miami Marlins are in the process of being sold, and the new ownership group is reportedly planning to make firing one of the team’s top executives its first priority.According to ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, prospective new owners Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman have informed Major League Baseball that they do not intend to retain Marlins president David Samson if and when their bid...
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Report: Pats rookie Derek Rivers out for season with knee injury

Former Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers was expected to make a significant impact in his rookie season with the New England Patriots, but he may have to wait another year.According to Mike Reiss and Field Yates of ESPN.com, the Patriots fear Rivers could miss the entire 2017 season after he suffered a knee injury during training camp. Rivers left practice on Wednesday...
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Elway fine with anthem protests if they don’t distract from winning

If Denver Broncos players plan to protest the national anthem during the 2017 season, they will not be met with opposition from John Elway. Unless, of course, their protests generate too much attention in the media.When it comes to anthem protests, you could say Elway is a bit of a fence sitter. While he said Thursday that he understands players have a right to take part in political...
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Could Bills trade LeSean McCoy next?

The Buffalo Bills know they are not going to contend for a championship in 2017, and even making the playoffs would be a pipe dream. With that considered, does it make sense for them to trade away their most valuable remaining offensive piece?Evan Silva of Rotoworld said Friday that he expects Buffalo to listen to trade offers for both LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor, and he would...
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Joe Girardi hopes to have Aroldis Chapman back on Friday

The hamstring injury that New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman sustained on Tuesday night does not appear to be serious.Chapman was seen wincing in pain after getting the final out in Tuesday’s win over the Mets. He had tweaked his hamstring, which caused him to miss Wednesday’s game, but he was back to running and throwing on Thursday.After the Yankees beat the Mets 7-5 on...
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Jags coach says Blake Bortles’ starting job is in jeopardy

Blake Bortles’ starting job with the Jacksonville Jaguars is officially in jeopardy.Jags head coach Doug Marrone said after the team’s preseason game on Thursday that the starting quarterback job is up for grabs. Bortles was 8 of 13 for just 65 yards on Thursday against the Bucs. Backup Chad Henne completed 6 of 10 passes for 44 yards.The stats don’t tell the entire story....
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Jay Cutler calls DeVante Parker a faster Alshon Jeffery

It’s safe to say that Jay Cutler is enjoing his new receivers in Miami.After making his Dolphins debut in Thursday's preseason game vs. Baltimore, Cutler praised Fins wideout DeVante Parker. According to The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley, Cutler called Parker a faster version of ex-Bears teammate Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery was one of Cutler's favorite targets during their five seasons...
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Chris Simms again talks about receiving $100 handshakes at Texas

This just in: college football players sometimes receive $100 handshakes from wealthy fans. Chris Simms confirmed that once again.Two years after talking about receiving a few $100 handshakes during his time at Texas, Simms caused some headlines for saying it again.Simms, a former Texas Longhorns QB, talked about the $100 handshakes on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday. Simms noted...
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Report: New Marlins owners will seriously consider trading Stanton

Where there’s smoke, there’s often fire, and it’s getting pretty smoky on the Giancarlo Stanton trade front.Earlier this week a report said Stanton cleared revocable waivers, which is not too surprising given the slugger’s bloated contract. Clearing waivers means Stanton could be traded prior to the end of the month. Some teams reportedly have shown interest in Stanton, but...
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Elway hopes Lynch or Siemian 'take the reins' in QB competition

The Broncos have a decision to make regarding their starting quarterback for the season opener. They would prefer to not be the ones making that decision.For the team's first preseason game last week, Trevor Siemian received the starting nod and did his part to keep the pressure on Paxton Lynch by completing 6-of-7 passes for 51 yards. This week, the Broncos will face the 49ers,...
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