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Josh Norman seemingly takes shot at Panthers GM after firing

The Carolina Panthers fired their general manager on Monday, and you won’t be surprised to see who was the first to celebrate the surprising decision.Josh Norman, who left the Panthers last offseason to sign with Washington following a highly-publicized contract dispute, appeared to respond to the news of Dave Gettleman’s firing with a tweet. While the team’s decision was a bit delayed...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman

The Carolina Panthers have fired their general manager less than two weeks before the start of training camp.Dave Gettleman, who has been with the Panthers since 2013, has been relieved of his duties.“After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” team owner Jerry Richardson said in...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Elliott accused of breaking man's nose after verbal spat

Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly involved in an altercation at a Dallas bar on Sunday night, and witnesses say they saw the Cowboys running back punch another man in the face.TMZ spoke with a Dallas Police Department Sgt. who confirmed police were called to Clutch restaurant and bar for a “disturbance” at around 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, a man who appeared to be “extremely intoxicated...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell fully healthy for start of training camp, but will he attend?

There has been some talk about Le’Veon Bell missing the start of training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers later this month, but that won’t be because of his health.According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Bell is fully recovered from groin surgery he underwent during the offseason and should be ready to practice without limitations. However, the star running back has yet to sign his...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Dallas Police release statement on Elliott bar altercation

The Dallas Police Department released a statement on Monday responding to inquiries about an altercation at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, but the press release did not mention the Cowboys running back by name.The statement, which ESPN’s Adam Schefter passed along, explained that a 30-year-old male claimed he had been physically assaulted but was not sure who hit him. The victim...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant weighs in on alleged Ezekiel Elliott bar confrontation

Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly involved in an altercation at a bar in Dallas Sunday night, but one of his Cowboys teammates is urging people to be patient before jumping to conclusions.Multiple reporters confirmed that Elliott had some involvement in an incident in which at least one punch was thrown and an ambulance was called to the scene. Shortly after the news surfaced, Dez Bryant...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Ezekiel Elliott involved in altercation at Dallas bar

Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an altercation at a bar in Dallas on Sunday night, according to a report.Sources told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan that at least one person was punched and an ambulance was called to the Clutch bar and restaurant in Dallas. Police officers were also on the scene, though it’s unclear if any arrests were made. Elliott and a bouncer are said to have had...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Five rookies who could have a better season than Lonzo Ball

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is the marquee attraction of the NBA’s 2017 rookie class. Part of it is the marquee franchise, part of it is his college career, and part of it is definitely his outspoken father, but it’s safe to say we will be hearing about the former UCLA guard more than any other rookie this season.That doesn’t necessarily mean Ball will be at the top of his...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin wants to try his hand at MMA

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin uses MMA training as a way to keep in shape, and the 51-year-old wants to put his skills to the test.Irvin told TMZ over the weekend that he wants to take part in an MMA fight at some point, but his wife won’t allow it.“I train MMA, man. I want to do it. I want to get in there one time,” Irvin said. “My wife says I’m her mule and...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cousins to play under franchise tag in 2017

Kirk Cousins is set to play under the franchise tag for a second consecutive season after he failed to agree to terms with Washington on a long-term contract extension.Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the “tone” of the discussions between Cousins and Washington improved in recent months, but ultimately the two sides could not agree on an average annual salary. Cousins will...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball admits he’s trying to start bidding war between shoe companies

Lonzo Ball has worn shoes made by companies other than Big Baller Brand during Summer League games, and the result may be a competition between rival brands to sign the Lakers rookie.For as well as Ball has played recently during the exhibition games, his choices of footwear have almost been as big a story as his play on the court. Ball, of course, has his own signature shoe with...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball admits he's trying to start apparel bidding war

Lonzo Ball has worn shoes made by companies other than Big Baller Brand during Summer League games, and the result may be a competition between rival brands to sign the Lakers rookie.For as well as Ball has played recently during the exhibition games, his choices of footwear have almost been as big a story as his play on the court. Ball, of course, has his own signature shoe with...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks, Derrick Rose still have not met

The Milwaukee Bucks have interest in Derrick Rose, but it doesn’t seem to be going any further than that for the moment.According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports, the Bucks and Rose have yet to meet despite their ongoing mutual interest. Rose does not seem to be in any hurry to make a free agent decision. A number of teams have been linked to him, with the Bucks outright confirming...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard claims he never had any beef with Kobe

Revisionist history or not, Dwight Howard wants to set the record straight about his relationship with Kobe Bryant.Responding to a question from a Twitter user on Sunday, the eight-time All-Star center claimed that rumors of him beefing with Bryant in Los Angeles were nothing more than a media fabrication. The one season that Howard and Bryant were teammates on the Lakers in 2012...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Ex-Jets LB Harris couldn't wait to join Patriots

David Harris spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the New York Jets, but he had no problem joining his former team’s biggest rival shortly after he was released. In fact, Harris couldn’t sign the contract fast enough.Jets fans will likely cringe at what Harris had to say about signing with the New England Patriots while speaking at an event at his former high school over...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Carter drawing interest from Rangers, A’s

Chris Carter may be returning to the American League West.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports on Sunday that the veteran slugger is drawing interest from the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics. The 30-year-old Carter actually began his career in Oakland, playing the first three seasons of his career there from 2010 to 2012. He also played his next three seasons in the division...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Braves reportedly very open to Julio Teheran trade

The Atlanta Braves are quietly putting together their best season in years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are closed for business this trade deadline. According to a report by ESPN’s Buster Olney on Sunday, rival executives say the Braves are “very open” to trade offers for ace righty Julio Teheran. Teheran, 26, has had a mediocre year with a 7-6 record, a 4.79 ERA, and...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Beane expresses frustration over A's not keeping players

Even in their successful periods, there has been something inevitable about the Oakland Athletics.Synonymous with Moneyball, the A’s have consistently had talent — but due to their small market status, have inevitably watched it either traded or depart via free agency. The likes of Jason Giambi, Johnny Damon, Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito, and more recently Yoenis Cespedes...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins wants to make NBA comeback

Kendrick Perkins is ready to return to the NBA.The veteran center told Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe that he wants to be a backup in the league again and thinks he can help a team.“The body feels good, man, I’m just sitting here waiting on an opportunity,” Perkins said. “Hopefully I can get a training camp invite soon. I want to earn my way. I don’t want nobody to give me nothing...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers have interest in JA Happ

A rotation relying mostly on young and/or unproven arms is interested in acquiring a veteran innings-eater. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports on Sunday that the Milwaukee Brewers are interested Toronto Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ, though it is apparently “highly unlikely” that he gets dealt. Rosenthal also links the Brewers with Oakland A’s righty Sonny Gray, which had previously...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

David Johnson wants 30 touches per game with Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is ready to be his team’s all-purpose solution.Johnson told SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio that he wants to offer his team 30 touches per game in 2017.“I feel like there’s room for me to definitely carry more,” Johnson said Sunday, via Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk. “I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

McCollum shares photo of Carmelo in Blazers uniform

CJ McCollum is doing his best to use the power of suggestion to his advantage.In a post to his Instagram account on Sunday, McCollum shared an image of Carmelo Anthony in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform, tagging Anthony in it. Anthony had only very recently been mentioned in connection with Portland, and a trade to the Houston Rockets still seems like the most likely scenario. But...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Heat given 'zero indication' LeBron would return

LeBron James triggered some speculation about a possible return to the Miami Heat with some of his social media activity over the weekend, but the team does not have any reason to believe James has given consideration to it.According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are operating under the assumption that LeBron will either re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers next...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Cousins would talk contract with Redskins after season?

Kirk Cousins looks fated to play out the 2017 season under the franchise tag — but doing so may not be the end of the road as far as the possibility of signing a long-term deal.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it is unlikely that the Washington Redskins quarterback will get a long-term deal done by Monday’s deadline, but he would be open to negotiating a new deal even after the...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Broncos WR downplays strip club fight in statement

Footage of Cody Latimer getting into a physical altercation outside a strip club was released over the weekend, and the Denver Broncos wide receiver took some time on Sunday to downplay the incident.In a statement he released on Twitter, Latimer said it is disappointing that something that happened so long ago (it was in February) has become a “big story.” Latimer told TMZ he was...
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July 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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