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Nikola Mirotic expected to miss a few weeks with two broken bones in face

Nikola Mirotic is expected to miss a few weeks with two broken bones in his face following a practice fight with a teammate, according to a report. Mirotic was hospitalized after being punched by teammate Bobby Portis during practice on Tuesday. He has two broken bones in his face, according to The Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson. The Bulls confirmed the news in a press release in...
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Yankees lose baserunner despite winning challenge in Game 4

The New York Yankees lost a baserunner despite winning a challenge as an odd sequence took place during Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday.Aaron Judge was on first with one out and Gary Sanchez up in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Houston Astros. Sanchez hit a fly ball to shallow right field that Judge misread. Judge rounded second thinking the ball was going to drop for...
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Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic in hospital after practice fight with teammate

Nikola Mirotic is in the hospital and out indefinitely after getting into a practice fight with his Chicago Bulls teammate Bobby Portis, according to a report.The Vertical’s Shams Charania shared the news on Twitter Tuesday. Charania says the altercation between the two players ended with a cheap shot to Mirotic’s face. Mirotic is undergoing testing.Mirotic, 26, has been with the...
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Ranking the 12 teams most likely to make the College Football Playoff

We remain over a month away from the end of college football’s regular season, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to take a look at who might find their way into the College Football Playoff field. Some candidates are obvious — Alabama, anyone? — while others may need to mount a late charge to make themselves strong contenders for the field.The good news for everyone? With the...
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Martavis Bryant has hilarious quote shooting down reports of trade request

Martavis Bryant isn’t taking the reports that he recently requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers all too seriously.The fourth-year receiver took to Twitter this weekend to address the rumors: Then on Monday, Bryant was asked directly if he requested a trade from the team and responded in hilarious fashion.“No, I am good to go,” said Bryant, per Teresa Varley of Steelers.com...
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'Entourage' actor says he is going as Jose Altuve for Halloween

A worthy doppelgänger has emerged for Houston Astros infielder Jose Altuve.Actor Jerry Ferrara, best known for his role in the HBO TV series “Entourage,” tweeted on Monday that he will be going as Altuve for Halloween, noting his resemblance to the five-time All-Star. October is indeed a great time to be Altuve, who is hitting .481 with three home runs and four RBIs in seven games...
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Joel Embiid calls minutes restriction ‘f—ing bulls—‘

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid told reporters on Monday that he was frustrated with the team’s decision to put him on a minutes restriction to start the season, and it appears he did not cool off at all after sleeping on it.On Tuesday, Embiid was even more animated with reporters when asked about the restriction.“That’s f—ing bulls—, I wish I was playing more minutes,” Embiid...
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LeBron would ‘love’ to be in NBA long enough to play against eldest son

LeBron James is hoping to one day be the Ken Griffey Sr. of the NBA.In an interview with GQ Magazine that was published on Tuesday, the 32-year-old James discussed the possibility of sticking around in the league long enough to play against his eldest son, LeBron Jr. a.k.a. Bronny.“I know I won’t be able to play at this level forever, but to be washed and play … I don’t know if I...
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Report: Meeting between NFL owners, players on anthem was very positive

A group of NFL players met with league executives and team owners on Tuesday to discuss some of the issues surrounding national anthem protests, and numerous reports have indicated that the discussions were very productive.While no actual conclusion was reached regarding what will be done about anthem protests, Judy Battista of NFL Network was told by a source that the meeting was...
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Thunder give Kevin Durant’s old No. 35 jersey to PJ Dozier

In case there was any doubt, Kevin Durant’s old jersey with the Oklahoma City Thunder probably won’t be hanging in the rafters any time soon.Undrafted rookie guard PJ Dozier is now sporting the No. 35 jersey that Durant used to wear with the Thunder, according to Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript on Tuesday. Dozier apparently asked for (and got) the number after wearing No. 35 for...
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Chris Paul criticizes Clippers' culture, says he had ball too much

Chris Paul is pulling no punches as he begins the season in a new uniform.In clips from his new mini-documentary series for ESPN that were released on Tuesday, the Houston Rockets guard criticized the culture of his old team, the LA Clippers, and also expressed displeasure with the role he played there.“The whole thing with our team, a lot of people see the wins and losses and stuff...
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Yankees take ruthless shot at Red Sox on Twitter

The Boston Red Sox are already thinking about how they can improve their roster for next season, but the person running their Twitter account spent some of Tuesday reminiscing about the good times. The New York Yankees weren’t going to let their rivals get away with that.Tuesday marked the 13-year anniversary of the Red Sox beginning the greatest comeback in MLB postseason history...
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NFL, NFLPA release joint statement after anthem meeting

A group of NFL players met with commissioner Roger Goodell and several team owners on Tuesday to discuss the issues surrounding national anthem protests, and it is unclear exactly how much progress was made.Shortly after the meeting ended, the NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement that did not say a whole lot but claimed the meeting was “productive.” ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported...
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Ezekiel Elliott loses latest appeal, remains suspended

It would appear that Ezekiel Elliott is going to remain suspended for the next six games, as an injunction that was previously allowing the Dallas Cowboys running back to play has been lifted.Elliott had previously been granted an injunction that blocked his six-game suspension, but judges from the 5th circuit ruled in the NFL’s favor last Thursday, citing a procedural issue with...
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Mike Zimmer defends Anthony Barr for hit on Aaron Rodgers

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr was not flagged for the hit on Aaron Rodgers that resulted in the star quarterback breaking his collarbone, but that didn’t stop Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy for deeming the hit illegal. McCarthy’s counterpart disagrees with that assessment.On Monday, McCarthy said it was an “illegal act” for Barr to drive Rodgers into the ground...
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Urban Meyer’s wife tries to clarify stance on Kaepernick

Shelley Meyer, the wife of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, created a buzz on Monday when she sent some tweets about Colin Kaepernick. She later tried to clarify her stance and apologized for the way her comments were interpreted.After news surfaced on Sunday that Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL accusing the league’s owners of collusion, Shelley Meyer responded...
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LeBron James a game-time decision for opener with ankle injury

There has been plenty of buzz surrounding Tuesday night’s NBA opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, but the game could end up being anticlimactic if two star players are forced to sit out.The Cavs will already be without Isaiah Thomas, who is dealing with a hip injury and could be out a while. And on Tuesday, Cleveland announced that LeBron James will be a game...
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Sam Ponder takes aim at Barstool Sports amid news of ESPN show

ESPN and Barstool Sports announced this week that the two media companies will be teaming up for a late-night show, and not all of the World Wide Leader’s employees are happy about it.Sam Ponder, a former sideline reporter who has been hosting “Sunday NFL Countdown” this season, sarcastically welcomed Dan “Big Cat” Katz to the ESPN family on Monday. She did so by highlighting a Barstool...
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H.S. coach possibly facing charges for disciplining players with punches

A high school football coach has found himself in hot water and could be facing criminal charges after a video surfaced that showed him punching one of his players in the stomach.According to Tony Shin of NBC 4 in Los Angeles, Beaumont High School football coach Will Martin has been placed on administrative leave after an anonymous parent released the footage. The parent says Martin...
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LeBron felt Gilbert’s infamous letter had racial undertones

The scathing letter Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sent to Cleveland fans ripping LeBron James in 2010 was childish and ill-advised, but we haven’t really heard anything about it being racist in nature — that is until now.James covered a wide range of topics in a GQ feature that was released on Tuesday, including the infamous letter Gilbert wrote after LeBron left the Cavs to sign with...
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CC Sabathia was fired up after getting Josh Reddick out

CC Sabathia gave the New York Yankees exactly what they needed in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday.Sabathia went six scoreless against the Houston Astros, allowing just three hits and four walks while striking out five for the win. He got into a tough spot during the top of the sixth with his team up 8-0.Sabathia allowed a leadoff infield single to Carlos Correa. He got the next two...
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Eight things the college football polls got wrong for Week 8

What was expected to be a rather straightforward weekend of college football turned into a carnage on Saturday as upset after upset went down across the country. We watched as a trio of unbeatens fell, all of whom had been in the top ten — Clemson, Washington, and Washington State. Another highly-ranked team in Auburn went down in a shocking defeat as well.There’s a lot to sift through...
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Pandora offers LeBron James premium subscription after funny comments

Pandora saw an opportunity for some great publicity, and they took their shot.LeBron James did a joint interview with Dwyane Wade on ESPN recently and the two talked about how cheap James is. The Cleveland Cavaliers star says he doesn’t buy apps, doesn’t incur roaming/data charges internationally, and he still has Pandora with commercials. Pandora is a music streaming service that...
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Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox not a fan of beloved California burger chain

Sacramento Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox isn’t exactly ingratiating himself with his new fans.Fox conducted an interview with Rolling Stone in which he shared some strong, controversial takes on food. Specifically, Fox revealed that he isn’t a fan of beloved California burger chain, In-N-Out Burger.In the interview, he called In-N-Out “not good”, “overrated”, and even said he hated it...
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Twitter reacts to Aaron Judge crashing into wall at Yankee Stadium

A catch by Aaron Judge during Game 3 of this year’s ALCS turned into quite the talking point on social media.During the top of the fourth inning, Yuli Gurriel hit a fly ball off of C.C. Sabathia to right field that sent Aaron Judge racing towards the outfield wall. Judge timed his leap and made great catch prior to crashing into the fence and taking a tumble. Judge has, of course...
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