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CFL commissioner bans player after domestic violence incident

The commissioner of the Canadian Football League flexed his muscles after a player was released for a domestic violence incident.Justin Cox was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Wednesday after the team was made aware of an alleged incident involving domestic violence by the defensive back. According to CBC News, authorities were called to a residence on Sunday and found...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

David Price’s rehab extended a week

David Price has not suffered a setback in his recovery from a spring training elbow injury, but the Boston Red Sox will be playing things safely with him.Price threw a bullpen session last weekend. The next step was supposed to be throwing to live hitters, but Boston has decided to have the southpaw throw another bullpen first.According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, Price...
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Dirk Koetter admits he would rather not be on ‘Hard Knocks’

There probably isn’t an NFL coach that actively wants his team to be on “Hard Knocks,” and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter is no exception.In a Wednesday press conference, Koetter admitted that, while a fan of the show, he would rather not be the subject of it.“I like watching the show. I wish I wasn’t on it,” Koetter said, via Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report.Koetter, who...
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Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo team up for funny picture

Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo used the New England Patriots’ trip to the White House on Wednesday as an opportunity to team up for a funny photo.The two quarterbacks, who helped the Patriots start off the season 3-1 during Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for Deflategate, took a photo where they left open a spot for Brady: The Patriots’ starting quarterback did not make the...
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Scout gives TJ Watt gets higher draft grade than brother JJ

TJ Watt is an intriguing draft prospect this year, and at least one scout compares him favorably to brother JJ at this stage of his career. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn has been unrolling his pre-draft articles and had one on Sunday about many local players in Wisconsin. One of the players included in the piece was TJ, who had 11.5 sacks for the Badgers last season...
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Patrick Mahomes thinks Bill O’Brien is impressed with him

The love affair between Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien and quarterback Patrick Mahomes is real.Mahomes admitted that he got the sense O’Brien was appreciative of his football IQ and personality when he took his private visit with the Texans.“I feel like a lot of coaches like me, but especially coach O’Brien. I think my personality and how real I am, those are things beyond what...
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Serena Williams confirmed to be 20 weeks pregnant

Serena Williams appeared to reveal on Wednesday that she was pregnant by sharing a photo on Snapchat of herself in a bathing suit, using the caption, “20 weeks.” Serena, whose baby bump was noticeable in the photo, quickly deleted the snap, but it still caused plenty of suspicion. Though Serena deleted the snap, her spokesperson confirmed to The Guardian that the tennis player is...
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Christian McCaffrey shows off incredible foot speed in video

Christian McCaffrey blew away many on the internet Wednesday with a video he posted to Twitter that showcases his incredible foot speed.In the video, the former Stanford running back is seen moving his feet quicker than an MC Hammer backup dancer: I can’t even move my fingers that fast when I’m typing. Sheesh.This guy’s quickness is unreal. Now you know why he reportedly has a guarantee...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol responds to David Fizdale’s rant

San Antonio Spurs big man Pau Gasol thinks the data could go both ways.On Wednesday, the six-time All-Star responded to Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale’s post-Game 2 rant that his team wasn’t getting enough foul calls in their first-round series against the Spurs.“I didn’t get to the free-throw line yet this series,” said Gasol, per Melissa Rohlin of the San Antonio Express...
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Report: Jerry West wants job offer from Lakers, is not getting one

The Logo wants a role with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he is apparently not going to get it.Jerry West, who spent over 40 years with the Lakers as a player, coach, and executive, would reportedly like to return to the organization as a consultant — but no offer is coming.Mark Heisler of the Orange County Register reported that the Lakers are aware of West’s desire to return, but...
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Paul George: Critical comments were meant to motivate teammates

Paul George is squaring up on those who are criticizing his leadership style.The Indiana Pacers All-Star forward insisted on Wednesday that his recent semi-inflammatory comments were simply meant to motivate his teammates and denounced the idea that he wasn’t supportive of his team.“It’s complete ignorance, to be honest,” said George, per Michael Marot of the Associated Press. “Everybody...
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Daryl Morey hints Thunder pad Russell Westbrook’s rebounding stats

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey just can’t stop taking potshots at Russell Westbrook.On Wednesday, prominent basketball blog Nylon Calculus released its annual Anti-Awards and one of the promiment features was “The Matt Bullard Award,” which “recognizes” rebounding futility among big men. Morey caught wind of the award and tweeted at its namesake, Bullard, himself a former...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Pat Riley: Heat have spoken with Chris Bosh about resolving situation

Could the Miami Heat finally be heading towards an amicable solution to Chris Bosh’s status on the roster?Team president Pat Riley said Wednesday that the team has been in discussions with Bosh, who has not played in over a year due to concerns over blood clots, about finding a solution to his contract. The fact that the two sides are in contact is a step up, given that they weren...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Half of the Patriots miss White House visit

Attendance from the New England Patriots at the White House on Wednesday was noticeably down from a prior visit.CSN New England reports that 68 members of the Patriots, including players on their active roster, practice squad and injured reserve, were invited to the White House to be honored for their Super Bowl victory. 34 attended.50 players attended the team’s celebration at the...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Details emerge from Aaron Hernandez's suicide in prison

Aaron Hernandez committed suicide on Wednesday morning, days after being acquitted in a double murder trial. People have been looking for answers to the questions about why he killed himself after the legal system began working in his favor.While we don’t have answers just yet, we do have some more information surrounding his death.According to WBZ in Boston, Hernandez had the bible...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin rejects Nick Saban’s public criticisms of assistant coaches

Lane Kiffin continues to make very clear that he and Nick Saban have very different coaching methods. The current Florida Atlantic coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator had a very firm answer when asked Tuesday if he intended to treat his assistant coaches the same way Saban treated his. “No, that’s not really how I do it. Greg (McElroy) knows about those,” Kiffin said,...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris trolls Paul Millsap for ‘MMA’ comment

Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris is having a bit of fun with his individual matchup in the first round.After the Wizards won Game 1 over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday by the final of 114-107, Hawks power forward Paul Millsap complained that they were “playing MMA” due to their physical style.Speaking with the media before Game 2 on Wednesday, Morris took an opportunity...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies players to reimburse David Fizdale for fine

The Memphis Grizzlies have coach David Fizdale’s back for having theirs.The NBA made the unsurprising announcement on Wednesday that Fizdale had been fined $30,000 for his rant criticizing the officiating after a loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series earlier this week.Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal reports that the Grizzlies players will collectively...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Von Miller gets missing Super Bowl 50 helmet back

Von Miller has been reunited with his Super Bowl 50 helmet. Miller’s helmet worn during Super Bowl 50, for which he was named MVP, went missing, though he didn’t know about it. It wasn’t until the highly publicized scandal of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey going missing that investigators realized the man who took the Patriots QB’s jersey, Mauricio Ortega, was also allegedly responsible...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Phil Simms will move to CBS studio role

Phil Simms is staying with CBS in a new role. The network announced Wednesday that Simms will join the network’s “The NFL Today” studio show, a role that, according to Simms himself, he has discussed with CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus in the past. “Listen, I didn’t make any comments for a lot of reasons and you want to sit there and think about it,” Simms told SI’s Richard Deitsch...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Mother of Odin Lloyd to move forward with lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez

The family of Aaron Hernandez just had an awful day get even worse.The mother of Odin Lloyd, who was murdered in 2013, will move forward with her lawsuit against Hernandez, according to TMZ Sports.Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of murdering Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison. Hernandez was also on trial for a double murder but was acquitted last week.There is an interesting twist...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant unlikely to play in Game 2

Kevin Durant is questionable for the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and one report says he is unlikely to play.The San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater says that although no official decision has been made yet, all signs point to Durant missing the game.Slater says Durant was nowhere in sight during the team’s morning practice...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush plotting joint bid to buy Marlins

A pair of high-powered bidders are reportedly joining forces to try and purchase the Miami Marlins.According to Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald, former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have teamed up in a bid to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.The sources said Wayne Rothbaum, a New York financier, is the duo’s primary rival for...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Memphis company offers to pay David Fizdale’s fine

David Fizdale’s rant about referees was well-received by a whole lot of people, including one Memphis business.Memphis-based ServiceMaster, which operates brands such as Terminix, offered on Tuesday to pay any fine Fizdale got for his now-famous “take that for data” rant after the Memphis Grizzlies’ Game 2 loss to San Antonio. Fizdale did, indeed, get fined for his outburst, but...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez had gang ties in prison?

There are many questions surrounding the unexpected death of Aaron Hernandez, and most of them will likely go unanswered. One of those questions involves whether or not Hernandez was affiliated with a gang while in prison, and it’s one that has come up many times since he was taken into custody for the murder of Odin Lloyd.While it’s unclear if Hernandez belonged to a gang at the...
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April 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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