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Kate Upton gives fiance Justin Verlander massive celebratory kiss

Justin Verlander got a really nice bonus on top of making it to the World Series winning ALCS MVP on Saturday: a huge smooch from fiancee Kate Upton.Upton was in attendance at Minute Maid Park in Houston to watch her fiance’s team beat the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS Saturday. FS1 cameras showed Upton going nuts when Verlander was named ALCS MVP.During the postgame celebration...
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Clay Helton says Sam Darnold has been dealing with ankle injury

USC head coach Clay Helton said after his team’s 49-14 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday night that quarterback Sam Darnold has been dealing with an ankle injury for the past month.Darnold went 20 of 28 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Fighting Irish. He was replaced by Matt Fink late in the game after tweaking his ankle. Helton noted that Darnold has been...
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Erik Spoelstra: Shortened preseason may be factor in increased injuries

Erik Spoelstra doesn’t think it’s too coincidental that the NBA is seeing more injuries to start the year right as they shortened the length of the preseason.Speaking before Saturday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat head coach said the decision to trim the preseason but keep training camp on the same schedule may contributing to the increase in injuries leaguewide...
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Report: Leonard Fournette may not play against Colts

Leonard Fournette may not play for the Jacksonville Jaguars in their Week 7 game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.Fournette suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Jacksonville’s loss to the Rams last weekend. During the week, reports said the rookie was expected to play in Week 7, but that may not be the case.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Jags are not expecting...
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Sports Illustrated has prescient covers for both World Series teams

Sports Illustrated may be the big winner in the 2017 World Series matchup, as they have an applicable cover for each representative: the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. The SI jinx will apply to one team, while their cover will prove prescient for the other.Back in June, 2014, SI ran a cover declaring the Astros the 2017 World Series champs. Consider that the Astros had just...
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WATCH: Penn State fans chant ‘We want Bama’

Penn State fans have their eyes set on a showdown with No. 1 ranked Alabama.On Saturday, Penn State got a bit of revenge for last year’s 49-10 defeat to Michigan by blowing out the Wolverines 42-13 in front of a “white out” in Happy Valley. After starting the season ranked No. 6 in the country, the Nittany Lions are currently in the No. 2 spot, right behind Alabama.The two schools...
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Steph Curry may face suspension for throwing mouthpiece at ref

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant completed the rare double-double in Golden State’s game on Saturday night. The two former MVPs were ejected during the Warriors’ 111-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.Curry was tossed after angrily throwing his mouthpiece at an official because he was upset that a foul wasn’t called on Memphis during a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter. Durant...
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Yankees paying Brian McCann to beat them in ALCS

The New York Yankees falling behind the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS was bad enough, but the way it happened had to be especially painful.Prior to the 2014 season, the Yankees made a big free agent splash by signing Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal. The catcher delivered in the power department with 69 home runs over three seasons. However, he failed to hit above...
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Jose Altuve does serious bat flip after Game 7 home run

Jose Altuve came up big once again for his Houston Astros, and he did one heck of a bat flip to celebrate.The Houston second baseman went opposite field on a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning of Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday night to put his team up 2-0. The homer marked Altuve’s second of the series.He also decided to take his bat for an extra long ride up the first...
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Alex Bregman saves run with stellar defensive play in Game 7

Alex Bregman and Brian McCann combined for a stellar defensive play in Game 7 of the ALCS that saved the Houston Astros a run, helping them maintain their lead against the New York Yankees.Greg Bird doubled to lead off the fifth, and Aaron Hicks walked two batters later, giving the Yankees runners on the corners with one out. Todd Frazier then hit into a fielder’s choice to Bregman...
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Lane Kiffin’s FAU team breaks out with record-setting game

Lane Kiffin and his FAU Owls are proving to be a problem for their Conference USA opponents.Kiffin’s Owls lit up the scoreboard with school-record 69 points in a win over North Texas on Saturday. Perhaps even more impressively, they put up a conference-record 804 yards in the game.Quarterback Jason Driskel passed for 357 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for a score. The...
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Joe Girardi may have addressed Charlie Morton touching bubble gum

Charlie Morton loves his gum balls — literally. And that may be an issue for the New York Yankees.Yankees manager Joe Girardi went out to speak with home plate umpire Mark Carlson early in Game 7 of the ALCS, who later spoke with Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch. FS1’s broadcast crew aired the footage and suggested that Girardi was complaining about Morton touching bubble gum in...
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Tennessee DB Rashaan Gaulden apologizes for flipping off Alabama fans

Rashaan Gaulden offered an apology for a gesture that happened as a result of getting caught up in the moment during Tennessee’s game against Alabama.In the third quarter of Saturday’s game, Daniel Bituli intercepted a pass from Tua Tagovailoa and took it 97 yards the other way for the Volunteer’s first (and only) score of the game. Afterwards, Bituli’s teammate Rashaan Gaulden gave...
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Aaron Judge robs Yuli Gurriel of home run in Game 7

Aaron Judge made a game-changing play in Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday, and it didn’t even come with him as a batter.The New York Yankees right fielder robbed Yuli Gurriel of a home run to lead off the bottom of the second inning in Houston. The problem is the Astros needed a fan to pull a Jeffrey Maier rather than shy away from the ball. Judge’s catch kept the game scoreless. A...
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Houston Astros have Ric Flair on their side in ALCS

The Houston Astros entered Game 7 of the ALCS with a big advantage over the New York Yankees, not for any players they have though.The Astros had wrestling personality Ric Flair to pump them up before the game. Take a look at the message he shared for the team: Flair has relationships with multiple sports teams.He’s been working with the Falcons. He’s cheering on Michigan: And the...
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Alex Cora reportedly getting three-year deal from Red Sox

Alex Cora is getting a three-year deal to manage the Boston Red Sox, according to a report.Cora, who is currently a bench coach for the Houston Astros, has been a hot candidate for all the managerial openings across baseball. One report said this week that he will be the next Red Sox manager, and that the move would be announced after the ALCS.The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal says it...
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De’Aaron Fox has funny response to claims he yelled Dragon Ball Z reference on three

De’Aaron Fox loves “Dragon Ball Z,” but not quite as much as some may think.A video that went viral on Saturday appeared to show the Sacramento Kings rookie yelling “Kameha” (a reference to the signature attack of the protagonist Goku in the popular anime series) on a three against the Dallas Mavericks. But alas, Fox soon tweeted a hilarious response to the video, claiming that it...
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Kyrie Irving has no regrets about cursing at heckler who taunted him about LeBron

Kyrie Irving is sticking to his guns after cursing out a heckler on Friday night.After Irving and the Boston Celtics picked up a road win over the Philadelphia 76ers, a fan yelled a taunt about LeBron James at the All-Star guard as he exited the floor, and he responded by screaming a profanity back at the fan.Here is video of the incident, but beware of the foul language: On Saturday...
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Rashaan Gaulden gives Alabama fans the double bird after touchdown

Tennessee defensive back Rashaan Gaulden couldn’t help but taunt Alabama fans during Saturday’s game, despite the score.Linebacker Daniel Bituli’s pick six was Tennessee’s first touchdown in four weeks, and Gaulden made the most of it — despite the fact that his team was still down by three scores. Look, if you’re going to score at Bryant-Denny Stadium, you might as well live it...
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Bobby Portis apologizes for role in Nikola Mirotic fight

Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis was remorseful in his first public comments since injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic in a fight during practice.Portis said he had reached out to Mirotic to apologize, issued a public apology, and ducked questions as to who the aggressor in the altercation was. Portis was suspended eight games for his actions, though at least one report indicated...
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Jimbo Fisher says he should not have said anything to heckling fan

Jimbo Fisher acknowledged after Florida State’s 31-28 loss to Louisville on Saturday that he should not have said anything to a heckling fan.Fisher challenged a fan who yelled at him saying FSU should get new coaches. One report says that same fan had been asked to put away a derogatory sign seconds before heckling Fisher. After the game, Fisher said he should not have said anything...
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Kristaps Porzingis wants to see changes from Knicks before committing long-term

Next summer, New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis will be eligible for a rookie scale maximum contract extension, but there’s no guarantee the young star will put pen to paper when the time comes.Porzingis admitted Friday that he wants to see some progress from the Knicks organization before making a long-term commitment to the franchise.“Yeah,” Porzingis told Stefan Bondy...
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Report: Kenny Britt in danger of being cut by Browns after breaking curfew

One of the Cleveland Browns’ major offseason additions is reportedly already in danger of losing his place on the team.Veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt was reportedly sent home from Houston Sunday morning, along with teammate Corey Coleman, after breaking the team’s Saturday night curfew.According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Britt has received a final warning and is in serious...
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Jemele Hill says she ‘deserved’ ESPN suspension, stands by comments

ESPN’s Jemele Hill feels she deserved her suspension from the network — but won’t walk back the comments that took her off the air in the first place.Hill told TMZ that she deserved her two-week suspension and harbored no hard feelings against ESPN for instituting it.“I deserved a suspension,” Hill said. “I violated the policy. Going forward we’ll be in a good, healthy place.”Hill...
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Misspelled anti-Butch Jones sign flies over Tuscaloosa

If you’re going to fly a banner over a college football stadium taunting a coach, it’s probably a good idea to make sure everything is spelled correctly.With the Tennessee Volunteers in Tuscaloosa to face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, someone took the opportunity to taunt struggling Vols coach Butch Jones by flying a banner over Bryant-Denny Stadium reminding him that at...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss
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