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Rangers reportedly interested in signing Justin Upton

The Rangers have been mostly quiet on the free agency landscape this offseason, but they may just be subscribing to the ancient adage of “Power moves only.” According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Rangers are interested in signing free agent outfielder Justin Upton. However, their interest is said to only be for a one-year deal which may take...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs has fun with Brian Urlacher’s new hair

Brian Urlacher embarked on a promotional tour Tuesday to show off his new head of hair covering up his previously bald dome, and at least one ex-teammate is having some fun with him. Lance Briggs, who patrolled the linebacker position along with Urlacher on the Chicago Bears’ intimidating defense for years, poked some fun at Urlacher on Twitter. Check out the Photoshop job shared...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd acting as de facto general manager of Bucks

Bucks head coach Jason Kidd apparently carries a lot more clout within the team than his official title would suggest. According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports in a recent edition of his “The Vertical Podcast with Woj”, Kidd, who is out indefinitely as he recovers from hip surgery, is the main man calling the shots in the Milwaukee front office as well. ...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. For Griffey, it wasn’t a question of whether he’d make it in; it was a question of whether or not it would be unanimous. In the end, it wasn’t – he was named on 437 of the 440 ballots submitted, still enough for him to break the record for highest percentage of votes in Hall...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harden angry after fan shined laser pointer at his eyes

James Harden was the target of a fan’s laser pointer on Monday night, and he wasn’t happy about it. During Monday’s game at Utah, a fan shined a laser pointer in Harden’s eyes as he was preparing to shoot a free throw. A referee noticed, and Harden, clearly unhappy, made like he was going to throw the basketball in the direction of the fan. The fan in question was banned...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James says he’s concerned about Johnny Manziel

LeBron James admitted that he’s concerned about his buddy Johnny Manziel. Manziel continues to find himself dealing with high-profile off-field issues, and James is worried about him. “I think it’s more concern for him individually,” James said Wednesday, via Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. “And I’m not quite sure, I don’t know all the details on it, I really kind of...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson was on bed rest for week after hoverboard spill

    Mike Tyson took an absolutely brutal fall off a hoverboard a little over a week ago, and the former heavyweight champion says it was basically as bad as it looked. Tyson told TMZ that he had to seek medical attention after wiping out, and a doctor ordered him to stay in bed for seven days. He added that he is “never riding the board again” and that it’s “not for...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington’s playoff rally towels have ‘You Like That?!’ on them

Kirk Cousins’s accidental catchphrase continues to take on a life of its own. The now iconic phrase will be featured on the team’s rally towels to be handed out to fans prior to Sunday’s playoff game against Green Bay. #YouLikeThat?! Arrive early to #GBvsWAS @FedExField to get your rally towel! RT & you could score one early. pic.twitter.com/dPdFLVCd77 — Washington...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson considering retirement, evaluating future

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said in a statement that he is evaluating his options, and he may not return for a tenth NFL season. The 30-year-old has dealt with numerous injuries and wear and tear, and it’s beginning to take its toll. Now, he confirmed on Tuesday that he is contemplating his future. “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Payton announces he is staying with Saints

After more than a month of growing speculation that he will be leaving New Orleans this offseason, Sean Payton is remaining with the Saints. Payton announced in a press conference Wednesday that he met with team ownership and decided he is not going anywhere. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was the first to report the news shortly before Payton met with the media. For a while, it looked...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak: Lakers prioritizing Kobe Bryant farewell over youth development

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak admitted that the franchise will be prioritizing Kobe Bryant’s farewell over developing their younger players this season. Kupchak told ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes that the 8-28 Lakers are going to keep giving Bryant minutes so he can say goodbye, even if it’s to the detriment of younger players. “Under normal circumstances [in a season...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler: I ‘would totally get it’ if Bears drafted quarterback

Jay Cutler admitted that he would understand if Chicago elected to take a quarterback in the upcoming draft, though he wouldn’t be thrilled with it. Cutler will be 33 when next season starts, and it may make sense for the Bears to begin contemplating his heir apparent. Cutler gets it, but he’d rather have someone with an immediate impact. “I would say I get it, I totally get...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki makes great joke about sadly missing dunk

Dirk Nowitzki was never known for his leaping ability, but the 7-footer has never really had any trouble dunking, either. Perhaps age is finally starting to catch up with the Dallas Mavericks star. During the first quarter of Tuesday night’s win over the Sacramento Kings, Dirk went to dunk the ball after a whistle blew and the Mavs were awarded a basket for goaltending. Though...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Kelce hits out at ‘pampered’ Eagles teammates who complained about Chip Kelly

Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce took a shot at teammates who complained about Chip Kelly’s methods, calling them “pampered.” Kelce specifically responded to fellow lineman Lane Johnson, who said that the coach’s methods took a significant toll on linemen. Kelce told 94WIP in Philadelphia that, in his opinion, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I mean, I love...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rajon Rondo tried to kick Deron Williams from bench

Rajon Rondo sat out Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with a back injury, but the Sacramento Kings point guard did his best to impact the game from the bench. And we’re not talking about cheering for his teammates or calling out plays. Instead, Rondo appeared to make an attempt at kicking Mavs point guard Deron Williams in the middle of play. Not cool, @RajonRondo...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Royals re-sign Alex Gordon

In what qualifies as a surprise, the Kansas City Royals have reportedly re-signed left fielder Alex Gordon to a four year deal. The pact is reportedly worth $72 million, according to Jon Heyman, which comes out to about $18 million per year. Gordon hit .271 with a .377 on-base percentage in 2015, paired with his usual outstanding defense. He was a vital cog in Kansas City’s World...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Antrel Rolle: Giants would have gone 10-6 if they re-signed me

The New York Giants could have easily won a few more games this season if they didn’t botch so many key situations. But if they re-signed defensive back Antrel Rolle, the G-Men would have won their division. This, of course, according to Antrel Rolle. In an interview with WFAN Wednesday morning, Rolle said that the 2015 Giants lacked leadership and he knows “for a fact” that...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ashley Manning accused of getting ‘illegal’ HGH shipments

Since Peyton Manning has not denied that his wife received numerous shipments of human growth hormone, it seems fair to wonder why a drug that has been used by countless athletes — almost all illegally — would be sent to an NFL player’s home. When the Al Jazeera story linking Manning to HGH first surfaced, he immediately went on the offensive and ripped Charlie Sly and the...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay doesn’t want Clemens, Bonds in Hall of Fame

The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on Wednesday, and you can add Roy Halladay to the list of people who do not believe Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be among them. Halladay, who will be eligible for the Hall in 2019, has taken a firm stance against performance-enhancing drug users getting the Cooperstown nod. When you use PEDs you admit your not...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry told he needs four weeks to heal, won’t sit out

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry aggravated his shin injury during a win over the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, which is something that has happened quite often lately. If he was willing to take a month off, he wouldn’t have to worry about it. After the game, Curry told reporters that the training staff has informed him that he would need to sit for four weeks in order...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Les Miles bans players from bars after Gordon was stabbed

LSU tight end Dillon Gordon was released from the hospital Tuesday after being treated for stab wounds he suffered during an altercation at a bar early that morning. As a result, Tigers head coach Les Miles has banned his players from the bar scene. “I’m cutting it off,” Miles told reporters, according to The Advocate. “It’s just not worth it. The reason you go out is...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones’ plane in New Orleans – pursuing Sean Payton?

Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys private plane was spotted Tuesday night at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, sparking speculation that the Cowboys owner could be pursuing Saints head coach Sean Payton. FOX 8 Sports Anchor Sean Fazende shared a photo on Twitter of Jones’ plane at the airport: This is at Lakefront Airport tonight. pic.twitter.com/S2D4wKH7wZ — Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: High school coach appears to headbutt referee in face

A high school basketball coach in Pennsylvania reportedly was removed from the end of his school’s game after allegedly headbutting a referee, causing the official to fall to the floor. Jerry Devine, who is an algebra and history teacher at Neshaminy High School in Pennsylvania, allegedly headbutted an official in the face during the final minute of his team’s 49-42 loss to...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles holding firm on $154 million offer to Chris Davis

The Baltimore Orioles are holding firm on their 7-year, $154 million offer to Chris Davis, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported the news about the O’s negotiations with the free agent slugger. Last heard, orioles were holding at 154/7 for Davis, but angelos wasn't OKing full-bore pursuit of gordon/cespedes/upton yet — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 6...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Mara: Giants have ‘lost some credibility as an organization’

The Giants are one of the proudest and most storied franchises in the NFL. However, after a couple of under .500 seasons, John Mara isn’t happy with the current perception of his team. After a 6-10 record this season, Tom Coughlin stepped down as Giants head coach this week. While he is now gone, general manager Jerry Reese will remain with the organization and is tasked with...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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