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Derrick Johnson out for season with ruptured Achilles’ tendon

The Kansas City Chiefs had some bad news that counterbalanced the positive feelings following their win on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced after the game that linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, which will end his season. Johnson went down on a non-contact play, as his tendon gave out on him as he...
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New Oregon coach makes bold first move

Willie Taggart’s first move as head coach of Oregon is a bold one. Taggart, who was hired as Oregon's new football coach on Wednesday, headed to Hawaii on a recruiting trip to visit a prized quarterback, as 247 Sports reported. The player he is going to see is Tua Tagovailoa, who is rated by 247 Sports as the top dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2017. Tagovailoa attends...
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Andy Reid loses questionable challenge less than three minutes into game

It didn’t take long for Andy Reid to use one of his challenges during Thursday’s game against the Raiders and it was one that surely raised a few eyebrows On Oakland’s second possession of the game, Derek Carr completed a short pass to Amari Cooper for a five yard gain as he was heading toward the sideline, which gave Oakland a first down. The ruling on the field was a catch...
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Chiefs' Kelce trolls Raiders punter with pony celebration

You know you’ve made it as a punter when you have big-time position players mocking you, which is exactly what happened on Thursday night. Kansas City's Tyreek Hill returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter Thursday to give the Chiefs a 21-3 lead over the Raiders. After the score, KC tight end Travis Kelce trolled Oakland punter Marquette King by doing the...
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Alex Smith was 'fired up' by Jack Del Rio criticism

Alex Smith started off “Thursday Night Football” against the Raiders pretty hot, and there apparently is good reason for that. According to the NBC announcing team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, Smith entered the game against the Oakland Raiders with a chip on his shoulder over Jack Del Rio’s comments following the last game between the teams. After the Chiefs beat...
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Carmelo Anthony posts cryptic messages on Instagram

Carmelo Anthony posted a couple of messages to social media on Thursday that could be perceived as a shot at Knicks president Phil Jackson. Earlier in the week, Jackson made a reference to Anthony having the potential to play a similar role for the Knicks that Michael Jordan played for the Bulls and Kobe Bryant did for the Lakers. Then Jackson followed that up by saying Anthony...
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Chris Paul does not rule out joining forces with Banana Boat Boys

That little plan to reunite four of the NBA’s biggest stars keeps getting slight nods of approval from those involved. Clippers point guard Chris Paul refused to rule out the possibility of someday joining forces with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony on the same team in an appearance on the Open Run podcast. “Anything is possible, definitely,” Paul said, via...
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Report: Cubs nearing deal with Koji Uehara

The Chicago Cubs continue to fill the void left behind in their bullpen by the departure of Aroldis Chapman. Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald confirmed a report by Japanese outlet Nikkan Sports on Thursday saying that the defending champions are nearing a deal with veteran reliever Koji Uehara. Source says Koji Uehara indeed on the brink of signing with the Cubs, although deal...
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Jamaal Charles reportedly hoping to return for playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has had two knee surgeries this season, yet it might not rule him out of a playoff run. Charles is reportedly rehabbing well and hopes to be able to return for the playoffs, assuming the Chiefs do indeed go on to make it. As his team plays tonight, #Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (2 knee surgeries) is doing well, working hard, hopeful to...
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Bucks fans taunt Damian Lillard with ‘SoundCloud Rapper’ chant (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard left Milwaukee with both a loss and a bruised ego on Wednesday. The two-time All-Star was shooting free throws in the first quarter of the eventual 115-107 defeat for Portland when he was pelted by chants of “SoundCloud Rapper” from the Bucks fans.
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Report: Houston wants next coach to have huge buyout clause

The Houston Cougars do not want to lose their next football coach in the same way they lost Tom Herman to Texas. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the school wants to insert an “excessive” buyout clause in their next coach’s contract to make it difficult or impossible for a quick exit from the school. The finalists for the job are Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin...
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Did Blake Griffin take nut shot from Draymond Green? (Video)

After a humbling 115-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors on their home floor Wednesday night, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers were hurting in more ways than just one. Dan Woike of the Orange County Register noted late in the fourth quarter that Griffin was complaining to the officials that Warriors forward Draymond Green had hit him in a sensitive area. Blake Griffin...
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Pablo Sandoval admits he grew complacent after signing with Boston

There is always something of a fear that some professional athletes will grow complacent after signing an expensive long-term deal. Few actually admit that it’s the case, but Pablo Sandoval readily did so. The Red Sox third baseman, who signed a five-year, $95 million deal after the 2014 season, admitted that his two bad years in Boston are largely down to complacency after achieving...
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Carmelo blows off Jackson's ball hog remarks, looks 'annoyed'

Carmelo Anthony has no interest in talking about the comments New York Knicks president Phil Jackson made about him earlier in the week, and you can understand why. For starters, they weren’t all that flattering. In an interview with CBS Sports Network that aired Tuesday, Jackson said Anthony has the potential to play the role for the Knicks that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant...
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Rockies reportedly still deeply involved in talks for Mark Trumbo

The Colorado Rockies may not be done spending just yet. According to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Rockies remain “deeply involved” in talks for free agent slugger Mark Trumbo, just one day after agreeing to a five-year, $70 million deal with Ian Desmond. The #Rockies remain deeply involved in talks for free agent Mark Trumbo. If the Rockies land him...
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Report: Kobe Bryant, wife Vanessa welcome third child

Now eight months removed from the final NBA game of his career, Kobe Bryant is ready to take on a new challenge — and it has nothing to do with basketball or business. TMZ has learned that Bryant and his wife Vanessa welcomed their third child, another little girl, this week. Kobe and Vanessa already have two daughters, and they announced back in July that they were expecting...
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Report: Marlins may target Neftali Feliz

With the pool of available free agent relievers threatening to dry up quickly, the Miami Marlins may be forced to devise a creative backup plan. According to a report by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com on Thursday, the Marlins may target former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz as they await a decision from Kenley Jansen. As the #Marlins await decision from Jansen, Neftali Feliz is another...
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Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to the Pinstripes and the Miami Marlins. Why did he choose the former? “I love the...
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Marlins have reportedly made ‘monster offer’ to Kenley Jansen

The Miami Marlins are desperate to sign a top-of-the-line closer, and that could wind up making Kenley Jansen a very rich man. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Jansen a “monster offer” that could rival the five-year, $86 million deal Aroldis Chapman got from the New York Yankees. Sources: The Marlins have made a monster offer for Kenley Jansen...
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Ex-Eagle: Strippers told him that Donovan McNabb hated him

Former NFL wide receiver Freddie Mitchell and Donovan McNabb played together for four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, but they were never able to establish much chemistry. Mitchell insists that was not due to a lack of effort on his part. Although Mitchell was not all that talented, he always insists McNabb simply didn’t like him. In an interview with Anthony Gargano on...
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Report: Relationship between Jeff Fisher, Rams GM is ‘toxic’

Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher made some comments on Tuesday about the state of the franchise that were widely interpreted as finger-pointing. And if you ask those who are familiar with the relationship between Fisher and one member of the organization’s front office, the remarks were hardly a surprise. Fisher, who recently signed a two-year extension with the team, was...
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Browns announce RG3 will start Sunday vs. Bengals

The Cleveland Browns announced on Thursday that Robert Griffin III will start against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. In a move that was widely expected after he returned to practice last week, Griffin will be under center for the first time since he suffered a fractured shoulder in Week 1. Browns coach Hue Jackson had said previously that all of the team’s quarterbacks would...
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Falcons reportedly ‘optimistic’ Julio Jones will play vs. Rams

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is dealing with a nagging toe injury, but it sounds like he is expected to play through it. Although Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he is expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Falcons optimistic WR Julio Jones, who didn't practice Weds, will be able to play vs Rams...
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Kyrie Irving explains Cavs water bottle flipping

Near the end of their blowout win over the New York Knicks Wednesday night, some of the Cleveland Cavaliers players decided to get in on one of the latest social media trends. With the Cavs up 29 points and less than a minute remaining in the game, cameras caught LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and a few others trying to flip a water bottle and get it to stand upright. Irving later...
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Houston AD seemingly refutes Kiffin rumors with clever tweet

Rumors are swirling that Lane Kiffin has been unofficially named the next head coach at Houston, but a tweet sent by the school’s athletic director on Thursday morning indicated no decision has been made. Shortly after a report from Dan Wolken of USA Today claimed Kiffin is operating as if the Houston job is his, Cougars AD Hunter Yurachek tweeted the following: pic.twitter...
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