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Report: Hawks pull Paul Millsap off trade market

The Atlanta Hawks have some bad news for NBA teams that were hoping to acquire Paul Millsap before next month’s trade deadline. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Hawks GM Wes Wilcox started informing teams on Monday that Millsap is no longer available. He says the Hawks have determined they want to compete in the Eastern Conference rather than unload assets. The Hawks...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Giants GM admits Eli Manning is on 'back nine' of his career

The New York Giants are aware that they will soon have to confront the reality that their franchise quarterback is headed toward the twilight of his career. General manager Jerry Reese conceded Monday that Manning is in the decline phase of his career, though he made sure to note that he thinks Manning has some more good football in him. Jerry Reese on 36-year old Eli Manning...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jaguars hiring Tom Coughlin for executive role

The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing in changes all the way around the organization, including a few familiar faces. On Monday, reports emerged saying the team planned to make Doug Marrone their new head coach. Marrone finished the season as the team’s interim head coach, so this is a promotion as he’s losing the interim label. The team is also hiring Tom Coughlin as Executive...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Dunleavy won't seek buyout, will report to Hawks

Mike Dunleavy will be joining the Atlanta Hawks after all. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Monday, Dunleavy has made peace with becoming a Hawk after speaking to head coach Mike Budenholzer and will report to the team on Tuesday. Sources: After talking with Mike Budenholzer about role with Atlanta, Mike Dunleavy has made peace with joining Hawks...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Texans expect Tom Savage to be cleared for Saturday’s game

The Houston Texans should be at full strength at the quarterback position for Saturday’s playoff game at New England. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said Monday that quarterback Tom Savage is out of concussion protocol and will be ready to practice on Tuesday. O'Brien on QB Tom Savage: "He's out of the concussion protocol. He will be ready to practice tomorrow." — Houston Texans...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL reviewing concussion protocol with Matt Moore hit

The NFL announced on Monday that it is reviewing the concussion protocol surrounding the play involving Matt Moore and Bud Dupree on Sunday. Moore was destroyed on a hit from Dupree during the second quarter of Sunday’s AFC playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers (video here). Despite the play happening at full-speed and Moore practically having his head...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jaguars to name Doug Marrone full-time head coach

The Jacksonville Jaguars may be the first team in search of a new coach to make a hire. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jags are planning to hire Doug Marrone as their head coach. Marrone, 52, served as the team’s interim head coach and went 1-1 in two games to close out the season after Gus Bradley was fired. A former offensive lineman, Marrone had success as the head...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson spent night in hospital, could play vs. Cowboys

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson left Sunday’s win over the New York Giants after taking a shot to the ribs, and the injury was significant enough that Nelson wound up in the hospital. Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Nelson spent the night in a medical facility receiving treatment. The veteran won’t practice until Saturday at the earliest, at...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Big Ben says foot feels 'fine, walking boot was a precaution

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s injury scare was just that. Roethlisberger said Monday that he felt “fine” and his walking boot was purely precautionary and worn at the behest of the team. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said via email his right foot is fine. Said the team wanted him to wear a boot Sunday as a precaution ... — Ron Cook (@RonCookPG) January...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Tiger irritating McIlroy's fiancee with late-night text messages

Getting text messages in the middle of the night can be annoying and disturbing. That’s true even if they’re from Tiger Woods. In an interview with Paul Kimmage of the Sunday Independent, Rory McIlroy talked about his friendship with Woods, and how said friendship has led to 4 a.m. text messages that annoy McIlroy’s fiancee, Erica Stoll. “I’m drawn to him, yeah,” McIlroy said of...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Dana White rips Meryl Streep after actress bashes MMA

Award-winning actress Meryl Streep blasted Donald Trump in an acceptance speech that lasted more than five minutes at the Golden Globes Sunday night. UFC president Dana White is a known Trump supporter, but you can’t blame him for taking offense to one of the things Streep mentioned in her monologue. While driving her point home about the diversity in Hollywood, Streep decided to...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Eli Manning: Odell Beckham pressured himself too much for playoff game

Odell Beckham was a non-factor during Sunday’s playoff game, and his quarterback thinks he knows why. The New York Giants wide receiver had just four receptions for 28 yards, as well as a pair of dropped passes, in New York’s 38-13 wild-card loss at Green Bay. Quarterback Eli Manning believes Beckham was trying too hard to make an impact on what was his first career playoff game...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Brady defends Giants party boat, says he used to do similar stuff

The New York Giants have an unlikely ally in their party boat PR snafu: Tom Brady. The New England Patriots quarterback admitted that he did plenty of things like that when he was younger, simply managing to keep it well-hidden. “It’s a tricky situation,” Brady told WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” show Monday, via Cindy Boren of the Washington Post. “Players are off. Everyone decides...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

JPP won’t sign another one-year ‘prove it’ deal with Giants

\Jason Pierre-Paul turned down more money from other teams to remain with the New York Giants on a one-year deal this season, and the star defensive end has no intention of doing it again. On Monday, Pierre-Paul said he is not going to sign another “prove it” deal in free agency this offseason. JPP says he's not signing a one-year deal this time. "I've done proved it ... There...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green: Cousins is the 'best center in the game'

Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins have a fair bit in common. They’re both elite big men with something of a bad reputation in the NBA. With that in mind, perhaps it’s no surprise that Green is firmly in Cousins’s corner with some high praise. “I think DeMarcus is the best center in the game,” Green said Sunday, via Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN. “I think a lot of times people...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, girlfriend caught sleeping on ferry to Nantucket

Given how many victories and championships he has won in his illustrious career, one might be inclined to think New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick never sleeps. That may be true when he’s at home, but we now know one place Belichick goes when he needs a little shut-eye. With his team on a bye over the weekend, Belichick was spotted snoozing on the Nantucket ferry with his...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Smith the favorite for Jaguars job

The new coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars might just turn out to be a familiar old name. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, former Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is the leading candidate for the Jaguars position. That’s due in large part to the presence of general manager Dave Caldwell. Caldwell was the director of college scouting and later player personnel in Falcons...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Roethlisberger's ankle injury not considered serious

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was seen in a walking boot after Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, but he is reportedly not in danger of missing his team’s next playoff game. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Roethlisberger suffered an ankle injury that is not believed to be serious. #Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he'd play on his injured ankle...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Porter allegedly wrestled with doorman, off-duty cop

Joey Porter was arrested on several charges after an altercation outside a bar Sunday night, and details from the police report indicate the Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach tussled with a doorman and an off-duty police officer. According to court records obtained by Liz Navratil of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Porter threatened a doorman — with whom he apparently had a history...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict seemingly has some laughs over Porter arrest

Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested for allegedly getting into an altercation with a police officer outside a bar Sunday night, and it appears Vontaze Burfict had a nice chuckle at Porter’s expense. Shortly after word surfaced that Porter was taken into custody, Burfict tweeted the following: pic.twitter.com/csDpQBlsTc — Lina Washington (@LWashingtonTV...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL research Twitter account gets in on Giants party boat fun

One of the reasons the New York Giants were blown out by the Green Bay Packers Sunday night was the poor play of their wide receivers, and you just knew the group’s decision to party on a boat in Miami last weekend was going to be a major storyline. Heck, even the NFL’s official research Twitter account could resist piling on. Thanks to the NFL Research Media Group, the Giants players...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid fires back at Mia Khalifa’s shade on Instagram

Don’t bring that weak shade into Joel Embiid’s paint. After Philadelphia’s 105-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Embiid and Sixers teammates Ben Simmons and Nerlens Noel took some time to pose for a photo with Philly rapper Meek Mill. The Daltons !!!! A photo posted by Joel "The Process" Embiid (@joelembiid) on Jan 8, 2017 at 5:36pm PST Adult film star...
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January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Porter arrested for altercation with police officer

Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested outside of a bar after getting into an altercation with a police officer Sunday night, according to a report. The Beaver County Times’ Chris Mueller reported about the incident on Sunday night, which reportedly occurred outside a bar on the south side of Pittsburgh. #Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been put...
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January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Dario Saric drops F-bomb after teammate pours water on him (Video)

Rule #1 of being a Philadelphia 76er: Trust the Process. Rule #2 of being a Philadelphia 76er: Never pour water on Dario Saric’s head. The Croatian rookie flipped out and dropped an F-bomb in an interview following Philadelphia’s win over Brooklyn on Sunday after teammate T.J. McConnell caught him by surprise and poured a cup of water on his head. Dario Saric is upset
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January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Dunleavy refuses to report to Hawks after trade, wants buyout

It appears Mike Dunleavy has no intentions of playing for the Hawks. Last week, the Cavaliers and Hawks agreed to the framework of a trade that would send Kyle Korver from Atlanta to Cleveland while Dunleavy, Mo Williams, and a draft pick would head the other way. However, it now looks as though Dunleavy may not suit up for Atlanta ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting Dunleavy has not...
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January 08, 2017  |  Discuss
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