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Doug Pederson does not want Eagles to try to bait Odell Beckham Jr.

Don’t count on the Philadelphia Eagles trying to exploit Odell Beckham Jr.’s temper. Coach Doug Pederson told PFT Live on Friday that he wouldn’t want his players worrying that much about riling up an opponent. “If you’re more worried about trying to get a player ejected then you’re not focused on your job,” Pederson said, via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. “I...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacoby Brissett placed on injured reserve after thumb surgery

Now that the New England Patriots no longer require rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s services, he can take the time he needs to get healthy. According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Friday, the Patriots are placing Brissett on injured reserve with a thumb injury, which will also open up a roster spot for another quarterback. Patriots placing QB Jacoby Brissett on...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts GM Ryan Grigson: Defense is work in progress due to Andrew Luck contract

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson had an interesting reason for the team’s poor defense this season. According to Grigson, the Colts’ defense – which currently sits 30th in points per game allowed – is bad because they are still trying to gather good players. Why? Because quarterback Andrew Luck just got an enormous new contract. Grigson: "When you pay Andrew...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers release cornerback Bene Benwikere after Julio Jones’ 300-yard outing

The Carolina Panthers secondary was embarrassed in a 48-33 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4, and the repercussions are stinging. The Panthers announced on Friday that they have waived cornerback Bene Benwikere and promoted rookie Zack Sanchez from the practice squad. Benwikere, 25, was Carolina’s fifth-round draft pick in 2014 and had recorded 78 tackles, two interceptions...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid wants Sixers PA guy to refer to him as ‘The Process’

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is the most resplendent human being to ever step foot on a basketball court, and here’s our latest proof of that much. According to John Smallwood of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Embiid recently asked Sixers PA announcer Matt Cord to include a new middle name in his official introduction: “The Process.” The Cameroonian has also already...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Some in 49ers locker room want Christian Ponder to take over starting QB job

Some in the San Francisco 49ers reportedly want to see a new quarterback – but they don’t want that quarterback to be Colin Kaepernick. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, some members of the 49ers offense want to see Christian Ponder leapfrog both Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert and become the team’s starting quarterback. “Ponder is the best option for quarterback...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers players getting frustrated over Kelly’s offense

Everyone with a pair of eyes believes Chip Kelly needs to bench Blaine Gabbert and give Colin Kaepernick a shot, but do the players in the locker room feel the same way? According to one report, they do. A source told Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that there is an increasing level of “frustration” inside the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room over the direction of Kelly’s...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis defends Tyler Eifert against injury-prone label

Amidst worries that Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert is injury prone, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn’t having it. Lewis said the Bengals are simply being cautious with Eifert, who is dealing with a back injury. “Some guys can go through a bad run of luck,” Lewis said, via Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I think Tyler, unfortunately, he’s had a bad...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick expects a bit of rust from Tom Brady in return

Tom Brady hasn’t played a competitive NFL game in nearly ten months, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t anticipating a seamless return to action. Belichick admitted Friday that that Brady has been watched closely in practice, having only played briefly in the preseason. “I’ve coached for a long time in this league. I’ve seen a lot of players miss practice time for...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith, Cavs are reportedly $5 million per year apart

The Cleveland Cavaliers and J.R. Smith are in a classic contract stalemate, and at the moment it seems like there is no end in sight. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the Cavs are simply waiting for Smith to cave and sign the last contract they formally offered him. However, that is unlikely to happen anytime soon, as Vardon reports Cleveland offered somewhere in the range...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James had a complaint about the NBA mobile app

LeBron James is just like you and me. He, too, uses the NBA’s mobile app, and like any good consumer, he has some user feedback for the developers. On Thursday night, James had a complaint about the Gametime app, which he duly sent to the NBA. @nba GameTime App 2016-2017 can we please fix the box score portion. It's to challenging scrolling through it and remembering previous...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Wake Forest to honor Palmer with helmet decals, logo

The Wake Forest football team will honor the late Arnold Palmer before its game against Syracuse on Saturday with a pregame ceremony. Players will carry a flag bearing Palmer’s famous umbrella logo onto the field as part of a series of tributes to the golf legend. In addition, the Demon Deacons will wear stickers on their helmets honoring Palmer. The flag logo has also been painted...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Five struggling NFL teams that could still turn it around

Through four weeks of the NFL regular season, things aren’t going according to plan for several of the league’s premiere teams. In fact, as the NFL often proves, nothing can be easily predicted (except for consistent success from the New England Patriots) and absolutely nothing is set in stone. For some teams, the season is already a lost cause. For others, a fall back to earth...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Munnerlyn: Ex-Panthers teammates quit in Vikings loss

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Captain Munnerlyn, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers, believes some of his former teammates called it quits when they found themselves down in Week 3. In a game that surprised many, the Vikings went on the road and beat Carolina a couple weeks back. The Panthers are now 1-3, but Munnerlyn says they remain “confident”...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers TE served fried chicken head at Buffalo Wild Wings

Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook stopped at a Buffalo Wild Wings for some grub earlier this week, and let’s just say the restaurant didn’t exactly get his order right. Unless, of course, Cook ordered a fried chicken head. This happened Tuesday when I went to eat @BWWings How Sway? How? pic.twitter.com/8T8aSaKrZ7 — Jared Cook (@JaredCook89) October 7, 2016 And...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cam Newton expected to miss Week 5 against Bucs

Cam Newton has not practiced this week due to a concussion he suffered in Week 4, and it sounds like the Carolina Panthers quarterback will not be cleared to play by Monday night. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Newton is not expected to suit up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Starting left tackle Michael Oher, who is also in the league’s concussion protocol...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mavericks hoping personalized pillows help improve their game

The Dallas Mavericks are exhausting all options to improve their team heading into next season, and that includes making sure their players have no excuse for being exhausted. Mark Cuban has invested in a company called Bedgear, which makes personalized pillows that are designed to give people a better night’s rest. On Thursday, representatives from Bedgear were at the American...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis: 49ers need Colin Kaepernick to start

The calls for Chip Kelly to give Colin Kaepernick a chance turned into screams late Thursday night, as Blaine Gabbert had another horrific performance in the team’s fourth consecutive loss. Apparently we can add former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis to the list of people who want to see Kelly make a change. Davis did some tweeting during the game, though he...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Buck opens up about his hair plug addiction

Do you remember about five years ago when Joe Buck was announcing games and sounded absolutely horrible? At the time, the explanation was that Buck had a virus and that was why his voice was off. But as he revealed in his new book, Buck says the voice issues were due to a glitch from his eighth procedure for hair plugs. Buck’s new book “Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, And The...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly on QB situation: 49ers will look at everything

Will the 49ers finally make a change at quarterback after the latest disaster from Blaine Gabbert? Chip Kelly isn’t ready to pull the trigger, but he says the team will look at everything. Here’s what Kelly said after the Niners lost at home to the Cardinals 33-21 on Thursday night. Chip Kelly says he's not discussing making a quarterback change tonight. "We're going to look...
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October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia did swing on final pitch of Game 1

Sorry, Dustin Pedroia, but your outrage at the umpires at the end of Game 1 of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Indians was misplaced. Pedroia went nuts at the end of the game after it was ruled he swung on a 3-2 pitch that bounced in the dirt. Pedroia checked his swing and insisted the umpires had made the wrong call by saying he went, which resulted in a game-ending strikeout...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska AD says school is ‘privileged’ to be Big Ten member

Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst sent a tweet on Thursday seemingly in response to a report that the school was not happy in the Big Ten. Nebraska moved from the Big 12 to the Big Ten in 2011 but has not had significant athletic success since the switch, nor has it reaped a financial windfall yet. A report on Wednesday said the Cornhuskers wanted to rejoin the Big 12, which...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista made sure not to flip bat after home run (Video)

Jose Bautista did his best to not to anger those on hand at Globe Life Park in Arlington after hitting a home run during Game 1 of the ALDS. With the Blue Jays up 7-0 over the Rangers in the top of the ninth inning, Bautista added three more runs with a home run that scored Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion. The Toronto outfielder is, of course, not very well liked in Texas because...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns keeping stats on high-fives

The Suns may not be viewed as one of the upper-echelon teams in the NBA like the Warriors and Cavaliers. However, there is one specific area they are hoping to be among the best at -- team chemistry. Phoenix had just 23 wins a season ago. They obviously want to improve on that this season, and research done by UC Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner showed that teams which displayed...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Man arrested, charged with mischief in beer can-throwing incident

Ken Pagan, the man suspected of throwing a beer can onto the field during the 7th inning of the Orioles-Blue Jays wild card playoff game on Tuesday, was arrested Thursday and charged for the alleged crime. Toronto Police published a release sharing the news Thursday night. Here is what they said: "On Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:15 p.m., a man surrendered to police at 52 Division...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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