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Phil Simms will move to CBS studio role

Phil Simms is staying with CBS in a new role. The network announced Wednesday that Simms will join the network’s “The NFL Today” studio show, a role that, according to Simms himself, he has discussed with CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus in the past. “Listen, I didn’t make any comments for a lot of reasons and you want to sit there and think about it,” Simms told SI’s Richard Deitsch...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Mother of Odin Lloyd to move forward with lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez

The family of Aaron Hernandez just had an awful day get even worse.The mother of Odin Lloyd, who was murdered in 2013, will move forward with her lawsuit against Hernandez, according to TMZ Sports.Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of murdering Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison. Hernandez was also on trial for a double murder but was acquitted last week.There is an interesting twist...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant unlikely to play in Game 2

Kevin Durant is questionable for the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and one report says he is unlikely to play.The San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater says that although no official decision has been made yet, all signs point to Durant missing the game.Slater says Durant was nowhere in sight during the team’s morning practice...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush plotting joint bid to buy Marlins

A pair of high-powered bidders are reportedly joining forces to try and purchase the Miami Marlins.According to Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald, former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have teamed up in a bid to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.The sources said Wayne Rothbaum, a New York financier, is the duo’s primary rival for...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Memphis company offers to pay David Fizdale’s fine

David Fizdale’s rant about referees was well-received by a whole lot of people, including one Memphis business.Memphis-based ServiceMaster, which operates brands such as Terminix, offered on Tuesday to pay any fine Fizdale got for his now-famous “take that for data” rant after the Memphis Grizzlies’ Game 2 loss to San Antonio. Fizdale did, indeed, get fined for his outburst, but...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez had gang ties in prison?

There are many questions surrounding the unexpected death of Aaron Hernandez, and most of them will likely go unanswered. One of those questions involves whether or not Hernandez was affiliated with a gang while in prison, and it’s one that has come up many times since he was taken into custody for the murder of Odin Lloyd.While it’s unclear if Hernandez belonged to a gang at the...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

HBO teaser video confirms Bucs will be on 'Hard Knocks'

The NFL and HBO confirmed the league’s worst-kept secret on Wednesday, officially announcing that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be featured on the 2017 edition of “Hard Knocks.”In a joint statement, the league and network announced that the newest edition would spotlight the Bucs and premiere on Aug. 8. They also released a teaser video featuring the show’s newest subjects. “We have...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan will sit out 2017 season

Still unsigned two weeks into the 2017 Major League Baseball season, outfielder Angel Pagan has decided to go ahead and take the year off.Pagan, the longtime San Francisco Giant, told Yamaira Muniz Perez of El Vocero that he intends to sit out the 2017 season to devote himself to his family, via Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors.Pagan stressed that he is not retiring and may choose...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski interrupts Sean Spicer’s press briefing (Video)

Leave it to Rob Gronkowski to make all of the members of the media at a Sean Spicer press briefing erupt with laughter. With the New England Patriots visiting the White House on Wednesday, Gronkowski somehow (he was obviously given permission) found his way into the room where Spicer was speaking with reporters. Gronk asked the White House press secretary if he needed help with anything...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Brown: Osweiler will have chance to compete for starting job

Quarterback Brock Osweiler may yet have the opportunity to stick with the Cleveland Browns going forward.General manager Sashi Brown praised Osweiler on Wednesday, telling reporters that he will have the chance to compete for the team’s starting job. It may be wise to take this with a grain of salt. It has been reported that the Browns do intend to get rid of Osweiler one way or...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Allegation that Joe Mixon hit girl in high school was recanted

Yet another alleged incident involving former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has given NFL teams reason to be concerned leading up to the NFL Draft.In an appearance on PFT Live Wednesday morning, longtime talent evaluator Gil Brandt revealed that NFL teams have been inquiring about an incident in high school in which Mixon was accused of punching a fellow student who was a female...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry swore off social media for playoffs

Stephen Curry wants his sole focus this postseason to be on winning basketball games, so he is making a lifestyle change that LeBron James has been known to make every year before the playoffs begin.Bye bye for now, Twitter peeps.Curry told Chris Haynes of ESPN.com this week that he has deleted every social media app from his phone so he can avoid “unnecessary distractions.”“When...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Brady skipping White House due to parents' anniversary?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady decided to pass on visiting the White House with his teammates on Wednesday, and a post he shared on social media may have explained why.Shortly after he released a statement saying he had “personal family matters” to tend to, Brady wished his parents a happy anniversary on Instagram and wrote that it is “so special to celebrate together...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony, wife La La reportedly not planning to file for divorce

Carmelo Anthony and his wife La La are seemingly going through a rough patch in their marriage, but they reportedly have no plans to file for divorce.At least not yet.Several sources told Page Six that this is not the first time Carmelo and La La have separated. Rumors of infidelity have surrounded Anthony for years, but the couple has worked things out before and is not ruling out...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Pouncey spoke with Hernandez day before suicide

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey may have been one of the last people outside of prison walls to speak with Aaron Hernandez before the former NFL star took his own life.Shortly after news broke on Wednesday morning that Hernandez had committed suicide, Pouncey took to Instagram to express his affection for Hernandez. He also mentioned that he spoke with his former Florida Gators...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez died an innocent man due to legal principle

By committing suicide inside his prison cell early Wednesday morning, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man.At least, that is how the state of Massachusetts will view it.Martin W. Healy, chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association, told Evan Allen of The Boston Globe about a legal principle called “abatement ab initio,” which in layman’s terms means “from the beginning...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez's lawyer thinks ex-NFL star was murdered?

One of the attorneys who represented Aaron Hernandez in his most recent murder trial does not believe the former NFL star would take his own life, and the lawyer is planning to investigate the death.Jose Baez, who helped Hernandez get acquitted just days ago of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub back in 2012, has launched an investigation on behalf of Hernandez’s family...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez's agent, former teammate: No way ex-TE killed himself

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on Wednesday morning, and two people who knew him well refuse to believe that the former NFL star took his own life.Hernandez’s agent, Brian Murphy, acknowledged that his former client had made mistakes but said there is “absolutely no chance” Hernandez would commit suicide. At least one of Hernandez’s former teammates shares the...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Brady skipping White House visit due to 'family matters'

A lot has been made over the past year of Tom Brady’s seemingly close relationship close relationship with Donald Trump, and the New England Patriots quarterback is not going to give reporters an opportunity to ask him about it in Washington, D.C.With the Patriots set to visit the White House on Wednesday to be recognized for winning Super Bowl LI, Brady announced in a statement...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL players react to news of Hernandez’s suicide

The tragic story of Aaron Hernandez came to an end Wednesday morning when the former NFL star committed suicide in his prison cell. As you might expect, the news drew a mixed reaction from players across the National Football League.Current and former players — some of whom played at the same time as Hernandez — took to Twitter to express their thoughts. Just days ago, Hernandez...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez was not on suicide watch, did not leave note

Aaron Hernandez gave no indication that he was suicidal before he hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, according to Department of Correction officials.DOC spokesman Christopher Fallon told the Boston Globe that Hernandez was not on suicide watch because he had given jail officers no reason to believe he intended to harm himself.“If he had made any kind of statement...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison early Wednesday morning.According to a statement from the Department of Correction, Hernandez used a bed sheet to hang himself.“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement said, via the Boston Globe. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Umpire CB Bucknor faces backlash for terrible call

Umpire CB Bucknor faced some backlash on Tuesday night after making a horrendous call to give the Atlanta Braves a second chance against the Washington Nationals.Chase d’Arnaud was up for the Braves with the bases loaded and two outs in the 9th, with his team trailing 3-1. Facing a 1-2 count, d’Arnaud swung and clearly missed a pitch that bounced in the dirt. Possibly because the...
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April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart flips fan the bird during Game 2 (Video)

Marcus Smart was caught flipping a fan the bird during the Boston Celtics’ 111-97 Game 2 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. After missing a shot during the game, Smart may have been heckled, leading him to flip the bird at a fan and point at the person while heading back on defense: A close-up shows he indeed stuck out his middle finger: Smart shot 6-for-11 in the game and...
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April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Conley buys 500 playoff tickets to give away to fans

The Grizzlies are returning to Memphis for Game 3 of their playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs, and there will be a few hundred fans attending the game at FedEx Forum courtesy of Mike Conley. The Grizzlies point guard purchased 500 tickets to Thursday's game against the Spurs that he is giving away to fans. According to a release by the team, Conley will give the tickets away...
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April 18, 2017  |  Discuss
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