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Report: Le’Veon Bell suspension reduced to three games

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell did not get his suspension wiped out, but he will at least be back a bit earlier than originally stated. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bell’s suspension for missed drug tests was reduced from four games to three on appeal. Steelers' RB LeVeon Bell is having his suspension reduced from 4 to 3 games, sources told ESPN. —...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucks reportedly finalizing deal with Jason Terry

The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly set to bring in veteran guard Jason Terry. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday that the 38-year-old was in “advanced talks” with Milwaukee, who are seeking veteran leadership in the locker room. Terry and coach Jason Kidd played together in Dallas as well. On Friday, Stein confirmed that the deal was close. The Bucks, league sources tell...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins, Giants reportedly in the mix for Carlos Gomez

After failing to find a trade taker for Carlos Gomez, the Houston Astros have released the struggling outfielder outright, and a couple of National League teams could be interested in scooping him up on the cheap. The Astros designated Gomez for assignment earlier this month and finally requested unconditional release waivers on him on Friday, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets GM Sandy Alderson: ‘No present plans’ to fire manager Terry Collins

The struggling New York Mets have come under fire recently, but for the moment, their issues are not going to cost manager Terry Collins his job. General manager Sandy Alderson gave a rather evasive statement Thursday in which he gave Collins something of a vote of confidence. “Do I ever make any statement unequivocally?” Alderson said, via ESPN’s Adam Rubin. “There are...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB clears Zimmerman, Howard in PED investigation

Major League Baseball completed its investigation into the allegations made against Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman and Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard by an Al-Jazeera documentary, and has found neither player guilty of any wrongdoing. The league said in a statement released Friday that both players fully cooperated with the investigation, and the league found no evidence that they...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

JJ Watt could miss first two games of season

J.J. Watt is said to be progressing nicely in his rehab from back surgery he underwent last month, but there is still some uncertainty over whether he will miss regular season time. On Friday, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien told ESPN’s Ed Werder that he is unsure if Watt will be ready for Week 1. #Texans HC Bill O'Brien encouraged by @JJWatt recovery from back surgery...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harrison says Roger Goodell is a ‘crook,’ wants meeting televised

James Harrison is not letting up on his attacks against the NFL, and more specifically Roger Goodell. On Thursday, Harrison called Goodell a “crook” and challenged the NFL to broadcast his meeting with investigators in order to show off whatever evidence they have against him in their PED investigation. “If it goes to a conduct detrimental [situation] it goes to the hands...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte’s three teammates reportedly told USOC same lie

The four U.S. swimmers who were involved in an incident at a gas station in Rio over the weekend all told the U.S. Olympic Committee the same story, according to a report. Of course, much of the important information was missing and some of it was a blatant lie. TMZ learned on Friday that all four swimmers — Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger — told the...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: USA Swimming considered lifetime ban for Lochte

Ryan Lochte could have potentially been banned from USA Swimming for life if he did not issue an apology for his role in the Rio gas station incident. Christine Brennan of USA Today is reporting that USA Swimming is not expected to make a decision about disciplinary action for Lochte in the near future, but she notes that a lifetime ban was on the table at one point. I am told...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte apologizes for way he described ‘traumatic’ events

Ryan Lochte on Friday issued an apology for his role in a gas station dispute over the weekend that has turned into a full-blown investigation. While he did not concede that he lied about what happened early Sunday morning, Lochte said he would like to apologize for his “behavior” and for “not being more careful and candid” about how he described the events. Here’s the...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown’s ex makes disturbing domestic violence allegations

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown has been suspended one game by the NFL despite not being charged with a crime, and he should be banned for a lot longer than that if any of the information his ex-wife gave police is true. According to the New York Daily News, Molly Brown told police on the day of Josh’s arrest in 2015 that the NFL veteran had been physically violent with her...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: RG3, wife bought house together in April

Robert Griffin III and his estranged wife, Rebecca Liddicoat, reportedly bought a house together right around the same time Liddicoat found out about RG3’s new girlfriend. TMZ reported on Thursday that Rebecca was “blindsided” by Robert filing for divorce even after the couple had been separated for months. After speaking with sources close to Griffin, the gossip site published...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dansby Swanson’s family missed his biggest phone call

Like most other young minor league baseball players, Dansby Swanson couldn’t wait to call his parents and give them the life-changing news when the Atlanta Braves called him up to the big leagues on Wednesday. The call, however, did not go as he envisioned. Why? Because no one answered. In a recent interview with Cory McCartney of FOX Sports, Dansby revealed that he was unable...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Police imply swimmers hooked up with women at party

Regardless of what actually happened with Ryan Lochte and three of his U.S. swimming teammates at a gas station in Brazil early Sunday, we know the men were out partying prior to the alleged incident. According to police, they were engaging in some popular party boy antics — drinking and hooking up with women. Fernando Veloso, the Civil Police chief for the state of Rio de Janeiro...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James shares love with Usain Bolt after tribute

LeBron James shared some love with Usain Bolt after the Jamaican sprinter gave a tribute to the NBA icon following his gold medal run at the 200m sprint in the Olympics on Thursday night. Bolt won the 200m for the third time at the Olympics, posting a time of 19.78. After capturing the gold medal, he used his hands in a motion to press the volume down, a move done by James called...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100m and 200m for third straight Olympics

Heading into Thursday’s 200m final, Usain Bolt already had one gold medal to his credit in the Rio Olympics, the one he won in the 100m for the third consecutive Olympics. He had no problem capturing gold medal No. 2 of this year’s games. Bolt won the gold medal in the 200m during the Beijing Games in 2008 and during the London Olympics in 2012. With a time of 19.78 seconds...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Lochte, teammates paid gas station $400 for cracked sign

Ryan Lochte and three other teammates on the U.S. swim team caused damage at a gas station Sunday morning and ended up paying for some of it. Apparently Lochte and company paid more than they felt was necessary to cover the damage, which led the swimmer to claim he was robbed. TMZ reports that Lochte and crew cracked a sign at the gas station and offered $50 to take care of the...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Brady misses preseason game after cutting thumb with scissors

Tom Brady missed Thursday’s preseason game between the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears after cutting his thumb with scissors. Brady was not seen on the field prior to the game and was spotted leaving the stadium prior to the game. Comcast New England’s Tom E. Curran reported that Brady had left because he cut his thumb with scissors trying to pry something loose from...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Caleb Sturgis suffers concussion from getting hit in head by punt

The Eagles have a position battle on their hands at kicker with Caleb Sturgis and Cody Parkey vying for the No. 1 spot. Prior to Thursday’s preseason game against the Steelers, one suffered an unfortunate injury that prevented him from helping his case. During pregame warmups, Sturgis was hit in the head by a punt that resulted in the 27-year-old suffering a concussion. Philadelphia...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rapinoe the latest to disavow Solo’s comments about Sweden

Volatile goalkeeper Hope Solo caused significant controversy with comments that she made after the U.S. women’s soccer team was defeated by Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals. Now, midfielder Megan Rapinoe is the latest of Solo’s teammates to distance herself from the remarks. “Really disappointed, to be honest,” Rapinoe said when asked about Solo’s comments in an guest...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Swimmers taunted with 'liar' chants in Brazil

American swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were harassed with chants of “liar” and “shame” upon entering a car outside a police station in Brazil on Thursday. Bentz and Conger were pulled off their planes at the airport Wednesday after a Brazilian judge ordered their passports revoked pending further questioning of the robbery allegations made by Olympic swimmers Ryan...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Vince McMahon sells 1.54 million shares of WWE stock

Vince McMahon sold just over 1.54 million shares of Class A common stock of the WWE on Wednesday, according to an SEC filing. The full amount of money McMahon received for the sale of his shares is not known, but the WWE’s stock price closed at $20.97 per share on Wednesday, meaning McMahon’s sale would have generated $32.44 million at closing price. WrestleZone located the...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Parker reiterates desire to play five more years with the Spurs

Tony Parker’s illustrious international basketball career may be over, but he sees his time with the San Antonio Spurs continuing for significantly longer. Parker, who announced his retirement from the French national basketball team after they lost to Spain in the Olympic quarterfinal on Wednesday, told Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports that he still wants to play five more years...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Lochte, Feigen indicted in Brazil for filing false police report

American swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen have been indicted in Brazil for filing a false police report, according to Globo News. Here’s the tweet Globo sent about the matter: Polícia do Rio acaba de indiciar os nadadores Ryan Lochte e James Feigen por falsa comunicação de crime. #GloboNews — GloboNews (@GloboNews) August 18, 2016 Lochte is caught up in a scandal...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Brown disagrees with NFL’s decision to suspend him

The NFL recently decided to suspend Giants placekicker Josh Brown for the first game of the 2016 season due to a personal conduct policy violation stemming from a May 2015 domestic violence arrest. Brown, who did not face criminal charges for the incident, is less than thrilled with the decision. “I’m not going to go into detail about anything,” Brown said to reporters on...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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