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Dez Bryant likely to play in Week 8, expected to be limited

Dez Bryant is expected to be active on Sunday for the first time since Week 1, but he’ll be limited. Though officially listed as questionable, Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones seemed to confirm that Bryant will be ready to go against the Seahawks in a radio appearance on Dallas’s 105.3 The Fan. “We feel really good about it,” Jones said, via the Sporting...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski goes trick-or-treating on The Late Show (Video)

Rob Gronkowski made a cameo appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, honing his “acting” skills. Gronkowski appeared in a trick-or-treating skit dressed as Master Chief from the Halo series, fittingly, since he’s the spokesman for Halo 5. He even passes out copies of the game to the kids. He pops in...Read More
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Garcon files class-action suit against FanDuel

Washington receiver Pierre Garcon has filed a class-action lawsuit against FanDuel on behalf of NFL players, claiming that the daily fantasy site exploits their popularity and performance without their permission. In a statement, Garcon’s attorneys argue that FanDuel exploits NFL players by making money off their likenesses without permission, as well as using them in advertising...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Kuechly dresses up as Cam Newton for Halloween

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly decided to dress as Cam Newton for Halloween, and he did a fantastic job of it. Panthers teammate Thomas Davis posted a picture of Newton posing with Kuechly as Newton, and the results are superb. From the towel to the rolled-up jersey to the cleats, Kuechly has Newton’s warm-up look down pat. The quarterback is right to look honored...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jets complaint led to Patriots staff interrogation

The enmity between the Jets and Patriots remains alive and well, with New York initiating a complaint that led to the Jets locker room being swept for bugs and Patriots staffers to be interrogated by the NFL, according to a new report. The Jets complained Sunday demanding to know whether the radio frequencies and stadium...Read More
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Syndergaard challenges Royals to fight him after controversy

Noah Syndergaard certainly doesn’t seem too terribly put off by how upset the Kansas City Royals are over his up-and-in first pitch to Alcides Escobar on Friday night. Not only did Syndergaard admit that the pitch was on purpose, but he essentially challenged the Royals to fight him if they had a problem with it. Noah Syndergaard does not mince words. He pretty much told...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals furious over Noah Syndergaard’s high and tight first pitch

If Noah Syndergaard was trying to send a message to the Kansas City Royals with his up-and-in first pitch, it seems to have worked. We already saw that Mike Moustakas was furious with Syndergaard’s first pitch on Friday night. Unsurprisingly, though, his teammates feel the same way. Here are just a few of the comments...Read More
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

J.T. Barrett suspended after drunk driving arrest

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested early Saturday morning for operating a motor vehicle while impaired. According to Ohio State website Eleven Warriors, citing two sources within the Columbus Police Department, Barrett was arrested near campus after being spotted attempting to avoid a checkpoint. The 20-year-old was cooperative, according to the website, and a breathalyzer...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron, Wade do elaborate pregame handshake

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade may no longer play for the same team, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that based on the greeting they gave each other prior to Friday’s Miami Heat-Cleveland Cavaliers game. The former Heat teammates exchange the kind of handshake you’d typically see by teammates, not opponents:  LeBron & Dwade doing their old pre-game handshake. Man you...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas ticked after Noah Syndergaard head hunts (Video)

Mike Moustakas had a fiery reaction to Noah Syndergaard going head-hunting on the first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. Syndergaard said during the week that he had some “tricks” planned to combat Kansas City Royals leadoff man Alcides Escobar’s penchant for attacking first pitches. What was the Mets starter’s...Read More
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman who catfished Chris 'Birdman' Andersen sentenced to 18 months in jail

The woman who catfished Chris “Birdman” Andersen and tried to extort him was sentenced recently to 18 months in jail in Canada. The Denver Post this week published a story about the matter, as the woman who perpetrated the crimes is also awaiting extradition and charges in Colorado. Shelly Chartier, 33, was found guilty in Canada of orchestrating an elaborate scheme that resulted...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN reportedly ‘getting out of the pop culture business’

There have been many reasons suggested for why ESPN decided to shut down Grantland. From a desire to distance itself from Bill Simmons to the site’s financial profitability, the actual reasons for the move are probably complicated and full of multiple elements. One report says part of the motivation is ESPN’s desire to get out...Read More
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh liked Colin Cowherd’s Halloween costume

Looks like all is well between Jim Harbaugh and Colin Cowherd. The new FS1/FOX Sports radio host clashed with the Michigan head coach when they shared an awkward interview over the summer, back when Cowherd was with ESPN. Now hosting for his new network, Cowherd decided to dress as the football coach for Halloween. Harbaugh enjoyed the costume (or at least the person with the...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Matz staying at parents’ house during World Series

Steven Matz has a grown man’s job ahead of him: The task of trying to beat the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. Despite being an adult with serious responsibilities, Matz is not too old to stay with his parents. The 24-year-old New York Mets pitcher is from Long Island and will be commuting from his parents’ Stony Brook home for his World Series start in Game 4 on Saturday...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Jason Pierre-Paul shows off his mangled hand

Jason Pierre-Paul has basically become a walking public service announcement for fireworks safety, and when you see the photo of his surgically-repaired hand you will probably vow to never light a fuse for the rest of your life. Pierre-Paul met with the media on Friday for the first time since his 4th of July fireworks mishap, and he allowed Julio Cortez of The Associated Press...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Simmons rips ESPN for treating Grantland writers 'callously'

ESPN announced on Friday that the plug is being pulled on Grantland, and it didn’t take long for Bill Simmons to share his opinion on the decision. I loved everyone I worked with at G and loved what we built. Watching good/kind/talented people get treated so callously = simply appalling. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 30, 2015 One Grantland freelance writer said...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN shuts down Grantland

ESPN announced Friday that the publication of Grantland is being suspended effective immediately. “Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland,” the network said in a statement. “After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact...Read More
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Randle deals with 'personal issue' as discipline pondered

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is dealing with numerous issues both on and off the field. For starters, Randle is recovering from an oblique injury that he suffered during last week’s loss to the New York Giants. But that may be the least of his worries, as the 23-year-old tailback is also facing potential NFL discipline while handling a “personal issue.” As a result...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jeremiah Ratliff wished death on Bears staffer’s children

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff went on a verbal rampage at the team’s facility the day he was released earlier this month, according to the police report from the incident. The report, which you can read here, stated that Ratliff left Bears headquarters and returned a short time later to gather some personal belongings. Team security refused to allow...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL swept Jets locker room for bugs before Patriots game

The NFL reportedly swept the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium for listening devices prior to the New England Patriots’ win over the New York Jets last week. But did the Jets ask to have it done? On his radio show Friday morning, Boomer Esiason of WFAN reported that the Jets asked that their locker room be swept for bugs. However, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk cites...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: I don’t give a s*** about the Clippers

Mark Cuban does not hate the Los Angeles Clippers because of what happened with DeAndre Jordan during the offseason — he just doesn’t care. Before the Clippers cruised to an easy 104-88 win over the Dallas Mavericks Thursday night, Cuban was asked to share his thoughts on his team’s second opponent of the season. Simply put, he doesn’t think much of them at all. “Look...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cameron Wake out for season with Achilles injury

Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake left Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots with an Achilles injury, and it would appear it was the worst kind. Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports that Wake ruptured the Achilles tendon in his left leg and will miss the remainder of the season. An MRI confirmed the injury Friday morning. Wake, a four-time Pro...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft takes shot at Colts

The New England Patriots are two weeks removed from a win over the Indianapolis Colts and likely won’t face them again until 2016, but that isn’t going to stop team owner Robert Kraft from taking shots at a franchise he has beaten up on for years. Former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest was inducted into the...Read More
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice will reportedly headline Bellator MMA event in February

Kimbo Slice last fought when he defeated Ken Shamrock in an awesome bout back in June, and the famous street brawler is getting set to step into the ring again in a few months. Jeremy Botter of the Houston Chronicle reports that Slice will headline Bellator MMA’s tentpole event on Feb. 19. While Bellator MMA...Read More
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers fans taunted Matt Barnes with ‘Derek Fisher’ chant

Matt Barnes better get used to fans having some fun with him this season. During the Memphis Grizzlies’ 112-103 road win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night, the fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse decided to get personal with Barnes. They taunted him with chants of “Derek Fisher” while he was at the free throw line in the third quarter. Barnes missed the first and...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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