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Marshawn Lynch asked reporter on date, cursed on live TV

Marshawn Lynch seems to be enjoying himself in his first ever training camp with his hometown Oakland Raiders, but did he get a bit too lose on live television over the weekend?Michael Robinson, Lynch’s former teammate, was reporting live on NFL Network from Raiders camp along with cohost Colleen Wolfe on Saturday. During a two-minute unannounced drop-in, Lynch cursed twice and asked...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Garrett warns Elliott about hurting off-field earning potential

The Dallas Cowboys are trying to impress the importance of conduct, professionalism, and maturity upon running back Ezekiel Elliott, and coach Jason Garrett is trying a different route.Garrett told Peter King of the MMQB that he has warned Elliott how his off-field conduct could negatively impact his endorsement deals.“I’ve had a number of talks with him,” Garrett said. “I’ve asked...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs gave Steve Bartman a World Series ring

Steve Bartman is still firmly avoiding the spotlight even after the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, but the team is still in touch and has given him a very special gift.The Cubs confirmed Monday that they had given Bartman his own 2016 World Series ring as a gift from the organization and owner Tom Ricketts, via Julie Unruh of WGN in Chicago.“On behalf of the entire Chicago...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL rookie on CTE: Football field would be 'perfect place to die'

It’s safe to say that New York Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams is not terribly concerned about dealing with long-term head injuries.At a fan event Monday, Adams, when asked about CTE, offered up a response that will make a lot of people cringe — namely, that if football is going to kill him, it’s the best way to go. It’s likely very easy, as a 21-year-old with a bright future ahead...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers confident of moving Yu Darvish

It now seems quite likely that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish will ultimately be on the move.Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Monday that the Rangers expect to move Darvish by the deadline, with four teams in the mix for his services. There does appear to be a clear favorite in Darvish talks, though the situation is fluid and could easily change in the hours leading up to...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Gronk committed to working with Brady's fitness guru

Rob Gronkowski has been prone to serious injuries since his college days at Arizona, and the All-Pro tight end is looking for ways to change that going forward. Mirroring the lifestyle of your 40-year-old quarterback is always a good place to start.Roughly three months ago, Gronkowski committed to working with Alex Guerrero, a body coach who is known for being close friends and business...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Adidas expresses ‘regret’ over removing female ref at LaVar Ball’s request

LaVar Ball managed to have a referee removed from a game on Saturday after he became furious over a technical foul that was called on him, and Adidas has since apologized for the way the situation was handled.In a statement given to For the Win on Monday, Adidas spokesperson Madeline Breskin expressed “regret” over a female referee being removed.“The referee substitutions made during...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Eagles president: We did not ask fans for opinion on signing Michael Vick

The Baltimore Ravens are mulling over the possibility of signing Colin Kaepernick in a backup role, but team owner Steve Bisciotti openly admits the decision is about more than just football.On Sunday, Bisciotti confirmed that the Ravens have been in contact with Kaepernick. He also said the team is trying to gauge what fan reaction would be and asked for prayers while everyone tries...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Indians ‘pushing hard’ for Zach Britton

The Cleveland Indians are trying to build a bullpen that puts everyone else’s to shame.According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, the Indians are “pushing hard” to acquire left-handed closer Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles. Britton, as long as he is fully healthy, comfortably slots in as one of baseball’s elite relief pitchers. He would join with Andrew Miller and Cody Allen...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Addison Reed reportedly traded to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are in need of bullpen help at the trade deadline, and they are on the verge of getting it in the form of New York Mets reliever Addison Reed.The Red Sox are one of as many as 10 teams that are interested in Reed, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that they have reached a deal to acquire the right-hander. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports confirmed the report...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Steelers veterans send rookies on $500 grocery shopping trip

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has a strict policy that protects rookies against any over the top hazing, but there are still certain responsibilities that first-year players are expected to fulfill.That includes shopping for groceries.Over the weekend, rookie cornerback Brian Allen shared a photo of an overflowing shopping cart that he filled with fellow rookie Cam Sutton...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

D-Rose did not want to mentor Frank Ntilikina with Knicks

The New York Knicks supposedly had interest in bringing back Derrick Rose this offseason, but the veteran point guard was not willing to play the role of mentor on a rebuilding team.After the Knicks selected French guard Frank Ntilikina with the No. 8 overall pick in the NBA Draft, they wanted to find a veteran player who would be willing to help the 19-year-old along. Rose wanted...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle flashes piano-playing skills at Harrison Barnes’ wedding

Consider Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle a jack of all trades.Carlisle attended the wedding of one of his players, Harrison Barnes, on Saturday and was caught on camera showing off his piano skills for the guests in what appeared to be a rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed.”The former Coach of the Year tends to convey a tough, no-nonsense persona, and that helps...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Sean Payton sees some Marshall Faulk in rookie Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is all-in on the Alvin Kamara hype.Speaking with reporters Sunday, Payton was asked if he sees any similarities between his rookie running back and retired backfield great Marshall Faulk, who was present at Saints’ camp for his hosting gig with NFL Network.“There’s some traits that Kamara has that remind me – in regards to his intelligence, his...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

JR Smith takes shots at McGrady over Hall of Fame comments

JR Smith’s nickname is “Swish,” but he thinks that Tracy McGrady’s recent comments about the Hall of Fame were a lot closer to an airball.McGrady, who will officially be inducted into the Hall in September, made some interesting remarks on Friday about the honor.“Social media can give a lot of people voices these days, and the first thing they say is ‘No rings, no rings,'” he said...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly working hard to get reliever Justin Wilson

The Chicago Cubs are trying to get into the Justin Wilson sweepstakes.FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal says the Cubs are “working hard” to get Wilson ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. The Dodgers, Nationals and Astros are all teams he mentions as other contenders for the Detroit Tigers reliever.The 29-year-old is 3-4 with 13 saves this season. He holds a 2.68 ERA and very promising...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger disputes Bruce Arians story about Joey Porter confrontation

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians relayed an anecdote about Joey Porter and Ben Roethlisberger in his recent book — but according to Roethlisberger, his interpretation of the story was all wrong.In his new book “The Quarterback Whisperer,” Arians relayed a 2005 story about Roethlisberger and Porter. At the time, Arians was the team’s wide receivers coach, Roethlisberger was a...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Christie gets in heckler’s face at Brewers game

New Jersey governor Chris Christie can’t even attend a ballgame in Milwaukee without hearing it from hecklers. Only this time Christie decided to respond.A video shared by WISN’s Ben Hutchinson on Sunday shows Christie getting in a fan’s face at a Brewers-Cubs game: Hutchinson says Christie was being heckled prior to that. His response? “You’re a big shot.”Christie was also recently...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Ravens considering bringing in Robert Griffin for workout

There are two fairly big names available on the NFL free agent quarterback market, and the Baltimore Ravens are considering both players.The Ravens held a fan forum event on Sunday, leading to team president Dick Cass and owner Steve Bisciotti answering questions from fans.One question was about whether or not the team is considering signing Colin Kaepernick, who remains unsigned...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Cleveland local news ad takes swipe at Kyrie Irving

It’s safe to say that Kyrie Irving isn’t exactly the most popular person in the Northeast Ohio area right now.A local ad for FOX 8 News in Cleveland is going viral for taking a shot at Irving in the wake of the news that he has requested a trade from the Cavs. “You’re either with us or against us. You have to be tough to thrive here,” the commercial says before cutting to an image...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Ravens confirm they have spoken directly to Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick’s summer of unemployment may be nearing an end.Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass confirmed Sunday that the team has had direct conversations with Kaepernick, who wants to join the team and is waiting on their decision. This appears to be the most legitimate interest Kaepernick has received all offseason. The interest is very much mutual, and Joe Flacco’s injury...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adrian Beltre records 3,000th hit of his career

Adrian Beltre added another milestone achievement to what will likely end up being a Hall of Fame career against the Orioles on Sunday.The Rangers third baseman came into game sitting on 2,999 career hits after going 1-for-4 at the plate on Saturday. Beltre struck out in his first at-bat on Sunday. In the bottom of the fourth inning, he came to the plate with a runner on first base...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Gallinari injures hand punching opponent

Danilo Gallinari has apparently learned the hard way that punching people can have its consequences.The Los Angeles Clippers forward, currently participating in EuroBasket, was reportedly hospitalized with a possible hand injury after punching an opponent. Naturally, something like this would happen only weeks after Gallinari joins the Clippers. He can at least talk to one of his...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Steven Adams has crazy routine for practicing free throws

The myth of Oklahoma City’s Kiwi hero has grown even further.A feature by Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript published Friday revealed an amusing story about the free throw practice routine of Thunder center Steven Adams: he has an assistant coach unexpectedly slug him in the gut at the line.More from Katz:[Adams] plays one of the most physical styles of any NBA player. And he owns...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan clarifies comments about Super Bowl playcalling

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tried to calm things down after he was perceived to have criticized former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s Super Bowl playcalling.Ryan said in a recent interview with Pete Prisco of CBS Sports that Shanahan’s habit of taking a long time to call plays led to difficulty late in the Super Bowl, a game in which Atlanta blew a 28-3 lead.On Sunday...
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July 30, 2017  |  Discuss
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