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Lester amusingly rips himself for inability to throw to first

Jon Lester has a major problem with throwing to first base, but at least the Chicago Cubs ace has a sense of humor about it. Lester’s problems throwing to first gained a lot of attention after he signed a $155 million contract with the Cubs. He basically stopped trying to hold runners on beginning in 2012, and he has made some embarrassing errors throwing to first on balls in...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage for World Series

Major League Baseball has finally smartened up and decided that the All-Star Game should not count — sort of. After months of negotiations, MLB and the MLB Players Association settled on a new collective bargaining agreement. One of the most well-received changes will be that the Midsummer Classic will no longer determine whether the American League or National League gets home...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Dry cleaner's offer: Clean ‘whine stains’ from Harbaugh’s shirt

Jim Harbaugh was furious with the officiating in Michigan’s heartbreaking loss to Ohio State last weekend, but the end result is not going to change no matter how hard he stamps his feet. One dry cleaner in Buckeye country is reminding Harbaugh of that this week. Pierce Cleaners, a dry cleaner in Columbus that is known for putting witty messages on its sign, offered its services...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler did not take kindly to double team question

Jimmy Butler is no fan of double teams — both on the court and in questions from the media. Butler’s Chicago Bulls lost at home to the Lakers on Wednesday 96-90. The Bulls forward struggled through his worst shooting night of the season, as he was 4 of 18 (.222 percent) while battling double teams. He didn’t react favorably when asked after the game about the double teams...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer undergoing emergency eye surgery

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is undergoing emergency eye surgery on Wednesday night, the team announced. The coach’s status for Thursday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys is uncertain. Here’s a statement from Vikings GM Rick Speilman: “Mike Zimmer is having emergency eye surgery tonight. His status for coaching tomorrow’s game is uncertain. I have met with...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor receives boxing license in California

Conor McGregor may actually be serious about testing his abilities in the boxing ring. The UFC lightweight champion has filed for and received a boxing license in the state of California. McGregor’s management team shared the news, and the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) confirmed the development to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. “He’s qualified [as a boxer]...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins mops floor in hopes of keeping game from being postponed (Video)

Wednesday’s game between the Sixers and Kings was postponed, but DeMarcus Cousins tried his best to prevent that from happening. Prior to the original tip-off time, moisture accumulated on the court at Wells Fargo Center from the hockey surface underneath that caused the Sixers to request the start of the game be delayed. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer posted a video...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Willie Taggart a strong candidate for Oregon job

Willie Taggart’s success at South Florida has not gone unnoticed, and it apparently has led some in Oregon to become intrigued. FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports that Taggart is a strong candidate for the Oregon head coaching job. #USF's Willie Taggart is emerging as a strong candidate for the #Oregon HC vacancy, source told @FoxSports. USF is 10-2 this year. — Bruce Feldman...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis does not want to play anymore?

Darrelle Revis has been a major disappointment for the Jets this season, and now there is chatter that the former star cornerback may no longer want to continue playing. The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta published a column about Revis on Wednesday in which he ripped the former Pro Bowler for being so bad this season. Some of Mehta’s comments came from a “Revis confidant”...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. downplays injured thumb

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had to briefly exit his team’s 27-13 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday with a thumb injury, but he doesn’t appear to think it will be a major problem going forward. Beckham, who has been dealing with the injured digit for the last two weeks, downplayed concerns about in on Wednesday. “I think in a sense it doesn’t really...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman rips Cam Newton: ‘I guess karma gets you’

Richard Sherman has a long memory. The Seattle Seahawks defensive back remembers how Carolina quarterback Cam Newton tore down a Seattle fan’s 12th Man flag after the Panthers beat them in the NFC playoffs last season. In fact, he’s taken notice of Newton and Carolina’s struggles since – and thinks they’re not just coincidence. Sherman on Cam Newton grabbing 12 flag after...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

5 biggest early-season surprises in the NBA

The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is nearing the quarter mark and a larger overall picture of what we can expect this year is rounding into shape. And while much of the successes and failures have been easy to anticipate, there also have been quite a few surprises. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five biggest early-season surprises to come out of the NBA. 5. Kemba Walker...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid gets playing time limit increased

Here’s some good news for everybody who’s got a fever and the only prescription is more "Process." The Philadelphia 76ers announced that center Joel Embiid’s playing time limit has been increased to 28 minutes a game. Pre-game update:•Joel Embiid playing time limit increased to 28 minutes, starting tonight vs. Sacramento. — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) November 30...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Derek Carr uses same answer to deflect questions about finger

Reporters looking for in-depth information on the status of Derek Carr’s finger came away disappointed on Wednesday. Carr was asked three times about the status of his injured pinkie, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. Each time, he gave the exact same answer: “It’s great. Thanks for asking.” On to Buffalo, then? Carr kept his hand in his hoodie during the entire media...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mets prefer to trade Bruce, not Conforto or Lagares

The New York Mets apparently have a strict preference as to which of their outfielders they would like to keep and which they would like to deal now that they have a surplus following the signing of Yoenis Cespedes. According to a report by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Mets are making it clear that they don’t intend to deal Michael Conforto or Juan Lagares and instead...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Trevor Siemian misses practice, is in walking boot

The Denver Broncos may have to make an adjustment at quarterback ahead of their next game. Quarterback Trevor Siemian has what coach Gary Kubiak is calling a sprained foot. It has landed him in a walking boot and he did not practice Wednesday. #Broncos Kubiak said Siemian has a sprained foot.. He's in a boot. He was sore Monday. Went in boot Tuesday. Day to day @DenverChannel —...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins cut player mid-practice after learning of arrest

The Miami Dolphins did something on Tuesday that is practically unheard of in the NFL when they cut a player in the middle of practice. On Tuesday, former Dolphins defensive lineman Leon Orr was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. According to a report from Patrick Riley of the Naples Daily News, officers stopped Orr after believing his windows...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert on potential Cavs-Warriors Finals rematch: ‘We gon’ bust they a**’

The juiciest rivalry in the NBA today just got another layer of intrigue. In an interview with Karizza Sanchez of Complex, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert was asked about Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s recent trash talk regarding a potential NBA Finals rematch between the two sides and decided to respond with some digs of his own. “We supposed to hate...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli receiving interest from his former teams

Three of the teams that know Mike Napoli best reportedly want to bring him back into the fold. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Napoli’s three most serious suitors are the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers. All three are clubs Napoli has played for in the past. All three teams could have openings at first base for Napoli to fill. Cleveland had him...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly addresses rumors about Oregon coaching vacancy

Oregon fired its head football coach on Tuesday after a disastrous 4-8 season. The 1-10 San Francisco 49ers are in the middle of a disastrous season of their own. You see where this is going, right? Naturally, the rumors that Chip Kelly could be interested in heading back to Oregon have begun flying around once again. And just like the last time he was asked about calling it quits...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates reportedly continue to explore Andrew McCutchen trade

The Andrexit may inevitably be upon Pittsburgh. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to explore deals involving former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen with a trade beginning to look increasingly likely. An Andrew McCutchen trade looks increasingly likely. Story:… https://t.co/SICFlFhcV2 — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL exec: Browns putting players in danger by tanking

The Cleveland Browns have not won a single game through 12 weeks this season, and one former NFL executive believes they are angling for the top overall pick in next year’s draft. That same executive is concerned that the Browns are putting the safety of their players at risk. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to a former NFL exec who was critical of both the NFL and NFL Players...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon wants to ‘swing for the fences’ with hire

Oregon football hasn’t quite been the same since Chip Kelly left for the NFL, and it sounds like the program wants to make a hire big enough to reverse that trend. According to Travis Haney of 247 Sports, sources say Oregon, backed by Nike co-founder Phil Knight, wants to make a big splash in replacing the fired Mark Helfrich. Their preference would be a current Power 5 head coach...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins has soreness in foot again, misses practice

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins just cannot seem to escape the foot problems that have been ailing him since training camp. Just days after he returned to game action for the first time since Week 2, Watkins missed practice on Wednesday after telling trainers he was experiencing soreness in his foot. Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports that Watkins was initially expected to...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan calls out Clippers for overconfidence

The Los Angeles Clippers have lost their third straight game after a 14-2 start, and DeAndre Jordan had some blunt words for his team in light of that. Jordan believes the Clippers began thinking they were better than they actually are, and that has been a factor behind their recent swoon. “I think we are smelling ourselves a little bit,” Jordan said after the latest loss to...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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