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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 be...
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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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Report: Police close to arresting Matt Barnes for alleged assault

Police are close to making an arrest of Matt Barnes for his alleged assault of a woman at a nightclub in New York early Monday, according to a report. The New York Daily News’ Graham Rayman reports the news and says Barnes is likely to be charged for misdemeanor assault, while teammate DeMarcus Cousins would likely avoid charges. Barnes is accused of choking a woman at Avenue...
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Report: Charlie Strong has had preliminary discussions with South Florida

Charlie Strong may not be out of work for very long. According to ESPN’s Chris Low, Strong has held preliminary discussions with South Florida officials over the school’s vacant coaching position. Strong was expected to meet with USF officials on Friday for more formal talks. He is reportedly atop the Bulls’ list of potential hires. The former Texas coach knows the state...
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Joe Haden: Browns jokes, comparisons to Alabama ‘disrespectful,’ hard to take

The Cleveland Browns have just four more chances to avoid becoming the second 0-16 team in NFL history. While the rest of the nation laughs, it’s a living nightmare for cornerback Joe Haden. The last straw for Haden was a Bleacher Report simulation that showed Alabama trouncing the Browns 34-0. “Comparing a college team to an NFL team, it’s disrespectful,” Haden said Friday...
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Browns’ Joe Haden ‘very upset’ by comparisons to Alabama, constant jokes

The Cleveland Browns have just four more chances to avoid becoming the second 0-16 team in NFL history. While the rest of the nation laughs, it’s a living nightmare for cornerback Joe Haden. The last straw for Haden was a Bleacher Report simulation that showed Alabama trouncing the Browns 34-0. “Comparing a college team to an NFL team, it’s disrespectful,” Haden said Friday...
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Brewers prospect suspended 50 games for second drug violation

Phil Bickford, a minor league pitching prospect in the Brewers’ organization, was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse, news emerged on Friday. This is Bickford’s second time testing positive for a drug of abuse. He first tested positive for marijuana before the draft in 2015. The first positive test didn’t stop the Giants from taking him No. 18 overall...
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Dexter Fowler will wear No. 25 with Cardinals to honor Barry Bonds

Dexter Fowler is headed to St. Louis, and he plans to use his time there to honor his mentor, Barry Bonds. After agreeing to a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the team on Thursday, Fowler was officially introduced as a member of the Cardinals on Friday and proudly sported a No. 25 jersey at the press conference. Dexter Fowler, new #Cardinals leadoff hitter. A photo...
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Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson comments have cast ‘temporary black cloud’ over Knicks

Phil Jackson continues to cause the vast majority of the New York Knicks’ off-court drama, and Carmelo Anthony is not happy about it. Anthony was critical of the timing of Jackson’s comments about how he holds the ball too much, and also confirmed that Thursday’s cryptic Instagram posts were in relation to the situation. “At the end of the day we’re playing good basketball...
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Report: Celtics interested in trading for Andrew Bogut

The Boston Celtics have largely struggled to defend the rim in the Brad Stevens era, but they may just the right solution in mind. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Celtics are interested in trading for Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut. Bogut, 32, is averaging 3.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game in 2016-17 but is currently...
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Steelers players willing to pay Ramon Foster’s fine for defending Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers players are prepared to stick together after one of their offensive linemen was fined for defending Le’Veon Bell. Steelers guard Ramon Foster was fined $9,115 for tossing Giants linebacker Kelvin Sheppard out of a pileup after Sheppard appeared to pull backward on Bell’s facemask. Foster is appealing the fine, but according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, some...
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Pagano makes ironic comments ripping participation trophies

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano apparently has some different feelings than his employer about being a runner-up. With his team currently tied for first in the AFC South division, Pagano spoke this week about how the Colts’ upcoming game against the Houston Texans — who are also 6-6 — is basically a must-win. “There’s no trophies for second place, right? Saw...
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Jerry Jones believes he can talk Tony Romo out of leaving Dallas

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones really, truly believes he can find a way to keep Tony Romo in Dallas. Jones accepts that Romo will never be comfortable being a backup quarterback, but he told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News that he firmly believes he can convince his veteran quarterback to stay with the team for 2017. “I think Tony is going to compete. He will never accept...
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Brandon Marshall shares racist letter he received from fan

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall on Friday decided to give fans a glimpse into some of the incredibly cruel letters professional athletes get from fans. Marshall shared a photo on his Instagram account that showed a hand-written letter he received. The content of the later is so vulgar we’d prefer not to post it here, but here’s the caption Marshall included with it...
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