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Jim Harbaugh wants Big Ten to address ‘unsportsmanlike’ opposing locker rooms

Jim Harbaugh has some serious concerns about the conditions of opposing locker rooms and wants the Big Ten to address them. Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines beat Purdue on the road Saturday 28-10. Harbaugh spoke at length Monday about the poor conditions of the visiting locker room, noting the issue wasn’t isolated to Purdue, but rather something experienced many places he’s...
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Alejandro Villanueva ’embarrassed’ he stood alone for national anthem

Alejandro Villanueva was the only Pittsburgh Steelers player to emerge from the locker room when the national anthem played on Sunday, and the offensive lineman says he is filled with regret over the decision making his teammates look bad.Villanueva delivered a statement about the situation on Monday, telling reporters the Steelers felt unified as a team Saturday night but “butchered”...
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Adam Gase rips ‘garbage’ Dolphins offense

The Miami Dolphins’ Week 3 loss to a rancid New York Jets team has head coach Adam Gase in a particularly sour mood. Speaking with reporters on Monday, Gase called the team’s offense “garbage,” per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. The Dolphins failed to score a touchdown in the 20-6 loss to the Jets, who had yet to win a game in 2017. They weren’t much better in a narrow...
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Chuck Pagano: Andrew Luck could practice this week

The Indianapolis Colts may be poised to take a big step toward getting their quarterback on the field.Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that, while he has not been cleared yet, there is a chance that Andrew Luck could return to practice ahead of the team’s Week 4 game. This is no guarantee that Luck is poised to play any part in the team’s next game, but a return to practice...
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Report: Melvin Gordon suffered ‘very minor’ bone bruise in knee

Melvin Gordon left Sunday’s game with an apparent knee injury, but the San Diego Chargers running back is reportedly not dealing with anything serious. According to Ian Rapoport of NFl Media, Gordon suffered a “very minor” bone bruise and would have returned to the game if he had his choice. Gordon was limited in practice all week with a knee injury, so it’s unclear if the...
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Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers should not have stayed in tunnel during anthem

The Pittsburgh Steelers presented their decision to stay off the field during the national anthem on Sunday as a unified decision to avoid controversy, but it is becoming quite clear that the move was controversial with some players.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger issued a statement via his official website on Monday saying that he felt the team should have approached the situation...
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Billy Donovan responds to Kevin Durant’s critical tweets

Billy Donovan is taking the high road in reply to Kevin Durant’s Twitter shade. Speaking at Media Day on Monday, the Oklahoma City Thunder head coach was asked about Durant’s recent tweets criticizing him. “We did communicate,” replied Donovan, per Royce Young of ESPN. “I enjoyed my time with Kevin. I felt like Kevin and I had a very, very good relationship. Outside of...
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Carmelo Anthony discusses why he chose to join Thunder

Carmelo Anthony is officially a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he has explained some of the reasons behind accepting a trade there.Anthony — dressed in a hoodie — shrugged off those who felt he would never play in a city like Oklahoma City, saying that he was excited to play with Russell Westbrook and was ready to “embrace” playing power forward. It’s safe to...
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Hassan Whiteside uses Twitter humor to recruit Dwyane Wade

Hassan Whiteside is doing what he can to bring the captain back home. The Miami Heat center had this hilarious tweet on Monday recruiting former teammate Dwyane Wade, who officially reached a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls over the weekend, back to the team: Whiteside, who played with Wade for his first two seasons on the Heat, has been expressing his interest in a reunion...
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Only Steeler who took field for national anthem leads NFL in jersey sales

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided as a team to remain in the locker room before their game Sunday while the national anthem was being played, but one player strayed from the pack and walked out of the tunnel to pay tribute to the American flag. That player now has the hottest selling jersey in the NFL.Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served...
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Paul George says he’s not set on Lakers in 2018

It may no longer be “Lakers or bust” for Paul George next summer. In an interview with Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports over the weekend, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward commented on the possibility of joining the purple and gold as a free agent in 2018. “You ask anybody, and who wouldn’t want to play for their hometown team?” said George. “Who wouldn’t want to go home...
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Gregg Popovich again goes after ‘disgusting’ Donald Trump

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been one of President Donald Trump’s biggest critics in the sports world, and he did not hold back Monday when asked about Trump’s latest comments.Asked to weigh in on Trump’s comments about NFL players and his non-invitation to the Golden State Warriors, Popovich did not mince words about what he thought, calling his actions “comical”...
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LeBron James on Kyrie Irving trade: I was ready to give him the keys

All indications are that LeBron James was legitimately blindsided by Kyrie Irving’s decision to force his way out of Cleveland, and some thoughts that James shared on Monday all but confirmed that.When asked about Irving requesting a trade, LeBron told reporters he made an effort to understand what it was exactly that had made the star point guard unhappy. He also said he was ready...
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LeBron James would ‘love’ to have Dwyane Wade on Cavaliers

Not surprisingly, LeBron James has fully endorsed a potential Cleveland Cavalier move for Dwyane Wade. James said Monday during the NBA’s media day that he would “love” to have Wade join him in Cleveland. Wade was bought out by the Chicago Bulls over the weekend and is now in the hunt for a new team. The Cavaliers are reportedly in the mix for the veteran guard, and it’s...
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Report: Lavonte David will miss at least a month

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked lost on defense in a 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, and things could get even worse going forward without one of their most important defensive players. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, an MRI revealed that linebacker Lavonte David suffered a high ankle sprain on Sunday. He is expected to miss at least four games. David, a former...
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Odell Beckham willing to accept ‘consequences’ of his end zone antics

Odell Beckham Jr was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after scoring his first touchdown of the season on Sunday, but the star wide receiver did not express any regret over costing his team 15 yards.After the game, which the Giants lost to the Eagles on a last-second field goal, Beckham said he is willing to accept the “consequences” of trying to give his team a spark.“We...
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Cavaliers expecting Isaiah Thomas to be ready by January

The Cleveland Cavaliers have set a target date for the debut of new point guard Isaiah Thomas.According to Jason Lloyd of the Athletic, the Cavaliers have set January as their target date for Thomas’s Cleveland debut. This falls right in line with the fears Cleveland had about how long Thomas might end up being out. There is a little wiggle room for the point guard to return before...
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Carmelo Anthony posts goodbye message to New York

The New York Knicks confirmed the Carmelo Anthony trade on Monday, and the star forward wasted no time bidding farewell to New York. In a post on his website, Anthony, a Brooklyn native, said goodbye to the city and fans in an emotional message. “New York equipped me to make it in any other place in the world,” Anthony wrote. “It taught me how to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable...
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Cowboys players reportedly advised not to kneel, protest during national anthem

Jerry Jones has openly stated that he does not agree with players taking a knee during the national anthem, so it is no surprise that we have yet to see any Dallas Cowboys players take part in the protests. And while Jones has not ordered anyone on his team to avoid anthem protests, his opinion on the subject has been made quite clear.Robert Littal of Black Sports Online reports...
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Roger Goodell ‘proud’ of NFL response to President Trump

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell believes his league did well amidst the attacks from President Trump over the weekend.Goodell praised the league for how they responded to the President’s declaration that players who kneel during the national anthem should be “fired,” referring to them as a “son of a b—-.” To Goodell, the league’s response — which featured numerous...
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Report: Teddy Bridgewater will be ready to go for Week 7

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater may be just weeks away from a remarkable return to action.Citing a source close to the team, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reported Monday that Bridgewater is expected to be ready to go once he is eligible to be activated and return to practice in three weeks ahead of Week 7. The source cautioned, however, that given the nature of...
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Report: Doug Baldwin’s groin injury not believed to be serious

Doug Baldwin finally put up big numbers in a loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, but the Seattle Seahawks receiver had to leave the game in the second half after he suffered a groin injury. Fortunately, the injury does not sound serious. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Baldwin will undergo an MRI, but initial tests came back positive. Baldwin caught 10 passes for 105 yards...
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Report: Sixers believe Embiid ‘on course’ to return for season

The Philadelphia 76ers believe they will have Joel Embiid back for the regular season. According to Keith Pompey of Philly.com, there remains optimism in the Philadelphia camp that Embiid is “on course” to be back for the regular season after recovering from a knee injury he suffered last season. Embiid may be ready, but he also may be restricted in some way once the season starts...
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Jessie James Decker: Eric was not consulted before anthem protest

The Tennessee Titans were one of three NFL teams on Sunday to not take the field for the national anthem, but apparently they did not ask all of their players for their opinion before making the political statement. In a lengthy Instagram post Monday morning, Decker’s wife Jessie James — a country singer — wrote about how much she loves singing the national anthem and what...
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Jim Kelly ‘lost a lot of respect for’ LeSean McCoy over national anthem protest

LeSean McCoy was one of several players who made some sort of political statement during the playing of the national anthem on Sunday, and Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly does not agree with the way the star running back carried himself. Kelly was on the Bills’ sideline before the team’s win over the Denver Broncos, and he stood with his hand over his heart as “The Star-Spangled...
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