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WATCH: Notre Dame DB suffers knee injury on celebration

Notre Dame DB Drue Tranquill appeared to injure himself seriously after celebrating a third down stop towards the end of the second quarter against Georgia Tech Saturday. Tranquill was celebrating a pass breakup and leaped to bump a teammate, and he went down. Tranquill was grabbing his knee like he injured it really badly: Tranquill would join Malik Henry as another key Irish...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Why you need to know the story of Fletcher Cleaves (Video)

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY AT&T IT CAN WAIT The story of Fletcher Cleaves is one you’ll be hearing about this weekend, and it’s one you need to hear. Cleaves was a standout high school football player at Cordova High School in Memphis, Tenn., and he earned a scholarship to play at Lambuth University. But on Sept. 9, 2009, four months after graduating from high school...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon fuming with Cardinals over retaliation for hit batter

Joe Maddon went scorched earth on the St. Louis Cardinals after feeling like they unnecessarily retaliated during Friday’s Cubs-Cardinals game. Cubs pitcher Dan Haren hit Matt Holliday in the fifth inning, leading the Cardinals to retaliate by hitting Anthony Rizzo in the seventh “I’m really disappointed in what the Cardinals did right there,” Maddon said after the game...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander did not like fans booing Brad Ausmus (Video)

Justin Verlander had an issue with the fans on Friday night for booing manager Brad Ausmus for pulling him with two outs in the ninth inning. Verlander had just given up a hard two-out single to right field and Salvador Perez was coming to the plate. With Verlander’s pitch count up and Perez’s record of success against the former Cy Young winner, Ausmus decided to pull his starter...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rousey not surprised by Mayweather’s low pay-per-view sales

Maybe the beef between Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t quite over. A cameraman for TMZ caught up with Rousey at the airport and asked her about the low pay-per-view totals for Mayweather’s most recent fight. Reports say the Mayweather-Andre Berto bout only did 550,000 buys on the high end, and possibly around 400,000 on the low end. “I’m not surprised,” Rousey...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Expert NFL picks Week 2 against the spread – Doc’s locks

Doc got off to a more than solid start to the NFL season by posting a 9-6-1 record against the spread in Week 1 and sparkling 13-3 mark straight up. Week 2 should see some strong numbers again as the Doc is feeling good about his picks and has plans to improve on the locks. Unfortunately there will be no retort for Del about his barb considering the two masters have the same locks...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady subject of joke on billboard near Buffalo

The Bills welcome the Patriots to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday for an AFC East division clash. That means plenty of Deflategate jokes western New York, and that includes a signage. The above pictured billboard that reads “My Brady is so shady. Deflates balls and acts like a baby” can be seen on the way into Buffalo ahead of Sunday’s matchup. A little closer to the stadium...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to atrocious player avatars in NBA Live 16 demo

  In the battle for basketball video game supremacy over the last decade, NBA 2K has obliterated the NBA Live franchise about as badly as Facebook did to MySpace. And if the sneak preview of their 2016 installment is any indication, NBA Live really isn’t doing themselves any favors towards swinging the scales back their way. This week saw the release of the demo for NBA Live...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackson hopes Vujacic can help teach Knicks the triangle

Knicks president Phil Jackson swears that offseason signee Sasha Vujacic is much more than a legacy play. Jackson, who coached Vujacic in Los Angeles for six seasons, winning back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010 along the way, hopes that the Slovenian guard will be instrumental in schooling the Knicks young guns about the finer points of the triangle offense. “Having played...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang sent back to OHL after being late to Islanders training camp

How’s this for a harsh punishment? The New York Islanders sent prospect Josh Ho-Sang back to the OHL after he was late to the first day of the team’s training camp, Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports. Making matters more confounding is that Staple says Ho-Sang’s behavior had been “exemplary” up to this point: Couple #Isles folks said Ho-Sang's behavior had been exemplary...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant goes undercover in Chicago as Lyft driver (Video)

As a frontrunner for the NL Rookie of the Year Award and one of the biggest reasons why the team is in the midst of its first winning season since 2009, Cubs phenom third baseman Kris Bryant is one of the hottest commodities in the game today. Just don’t expect to recognize him out on the street. Because apparently not even the City of Chicago can do that. Bryant recently pranked...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Expert NFL picks Week 2 against the spread – Del’s selections

Week 1 of the NFL season is always a mystery, as we have no idea what we are going to get from most teams. Teams will go from last to first and vice-versa, so picking against the spread is always a challenge at the start of the season. With that in mind, Doc and Del are both pleased to get off to a 9-6-1 start for the 2015 season. More importantly, Del killed it with his three locks...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Manziel: Merril Hoge needs to worry about his big neck ties

No NFL analyst has been tougher on Johnny Manziel over the past two years than ESPN’s Merril Hoge. After biting his tongue for quite a while, Johnny Football has finally fired back. When a reporter asked Manziel on Friday about the heavy criticism he has received from Hoge, Manziel took aim at Hoge’s fashion sense. #browns manziel with a laugh: "Merrill (hoge) needs to worry...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Study found brain disease in 96 percent of deceased NFL players

A Boston University research group that studied the brains of 91 deceased former NFL players determined that 87 of the men, or 96 percent of the sample, suffered from some form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a report published by PBS, Dr. Ann McKee revealed that her team has found evidence of CTE in the brain tissue of 131 of 165 individuals who played football either...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills selling air pumps in team store for game against Patriots

The Buffalo Bills are selling items in their official team store that will help fans troll the New England Patriots on Sunday. When walking into the Bills’ store on Friday morning, Lauren Hall of News 4 in Buffalo noticed a display of small air pumps. And, no, this is not an item the team usually sells. Currently front and center at the Bills store: pic.twitter.com/2rozjdqCBK...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots hat placed on Ralph Wilson statue outside Bills stadium

The buzz surrounding a Week 2 matchup between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills has not been lacking, mostly because of the trash talking Rex Ryan and his players are doing leading up to Sunday. But Pats fans are doing their part, too. For example, some jokester thought it would be funny to place a Patriots hat atop the new statue of the late Ralph Wilson in Orchard Park...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Von Miller calls Travis Kelce ‘fake Gronk’

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has drawn comparisons to Rob Gronkowski for obvious reasons. Both players play the same position, wear the same jersey number and can be dominant forces in the passing game. However, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller sees the No. 87 who wears red as nothing more than a wannabe. On one running play during Denver’s insane 31-24 win over...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

H.S. players who targeted ref: Our coach told us to do it

The two San Antonio high school football players who targeted a helpless referee during a game two weeks ago say they were following the orders of one of the team’s coaches. In an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Friday, Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas — accompanied by their attorney — told George Stephanopoulos that they were instructed by John Jay High School...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cordell Broadus designing men’s underwear

Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, quit the UCLA football team last month before ever playing a game with the Bruins. Broadus, a four-star wide receiver who chose UCLA over USC, gave up football to further his career in the film-making industry. But first, Broadus is trying his hand at designing skivvies. According to TMZ, Broadus has teamed up with underwear company...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Young rips Cutler for not improving with good coaches

The Chicago Bears have gone through three head coaches in the last three years, and Steve Young believes Jay Cutler has a lot to do with that. In an appearance on WGN Morning News on Thursday, Young ripped Cutler for not being able to improve despite playing under some great quarterback coaches. “He’s run through some of the best coaches I’ve ever been around including Mike...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Carter plants one on wife Rosalynn during Kiss Cam (Video)

Jimmy Carter is proving you’re never too old to make out. The 90-year-old former president attended Thursday’s Braves-Blue Jays game in Atlanta, and he and wife Rosalynn were featured on the kiss cam. President Carter made the most of his moment under the sun: Jimmy Carter And His Wife Pucker Up For Atlanta Braves Kiss Cam http://t.co/56wZPV9508 pic.twitter.com/GkhojvfGhb —...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Nantz takes shot at Jamaal Charles after costly fumble

Fans who went to bed on Thursday night thinking the Kansas City Chiefs had beaten the Denver Broncos to gain a nice edge in the AFC West will wake up to nothing but shock. The Chiefs allowed two touchdowns in the span of nine seconds to blow a 24-17 lead and lose 31-24 at Arrowhead Stadium Thursday night. One of the biggest culprits in the loss — aside from Andy Reid and his terrible...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Romo is actually a clutch player, and the stats prove it

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, but Tony Romo is doing his best to alter perceptions that he is not a clutch player. For most NFL fans, their introduction to the Dallas Cowboys quarterback came when he botched a snap in the playoffs eight years ago against the Seahawks, leading to a loss in a game many thought was in the bag. From there a penchant for turning...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien wants Ryan Mallett to ‘let it rip’

Bill O’Brien didn’t even give Brian Hoyer a full game to lose the starting quarterback job for the Houston Texans. All it took was three poor quarters against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 to convince O’Brien to make the change to Ryan Mallett at quarterback. O’Brien made the announcement official on Thursday. “It’s Ryan’s opportunity to go play well for our football...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Seabrook closing in on contract extension with Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly working on a deal that will keep defenseman Brent Seabrook with the franchise for several more years. The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc reported Thursday that Seabrook and the ‘Hawks are closing in on a long-term extension: Source: #Blackhawks closing in on a long-term contract extension with defenseman Brent Seabrook. — Chris Kuc (...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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