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WATCH: Joe Mixon plays to chants over him hitting woman

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon played to Auburn fans who taunted him over his assault of a woman two years ago. Mixon was playing in the Sugar Bowl on Monday against Auburn, and he was a clear enemy for Tigers fans. They booed him when he carried the ball, and then they also chanted “he hits women!” Video of Auburn students chanting "He hits women!" at Joe Mixon, while Mixon...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger criticized for handling of Joe Mixon

Brent Musburger is facing criticism for the way he handled the topic of Joe Mixon while calling the Sugar Bowl on Monday. Musburger was announcing the game between Oklahoma and Auburn for ESPN on Monday when he began talking about Mixon. The Sooners running back was suspended for the 2014 season for punching a woman just outside the OU campus, and the video was recently released...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

John Calipari to have Rick Pitino as guest on his podcast

World are colliding in a major way in Kentucky. John Calipari said on his UK call-in show Monday that he will have rival coach Rick Pitino on an upcoming podcast as one of his guests. Calipari and Pitino coach rival schools in Kentucky and Louisville, respectively, and not only have hotly contested games on the court, but they’ve also traded barbs off of it. That’s why the announcement...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Brock Osweiler reportedly likely to start Texans’ playoff opener

After all the controversy and back-and-forth, it sounds like Brock Osweiler will wind up back under center in the Houston Texans’ playoff opener. Tom Savage’s concussion will likely make it impossible for him to get back to the practice field in time to be ready for Saturday’s game against Oakland, meaning Osweiler will likely be the default choice. Cause of Tom Savage's concussion...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Ben McAdoo not concerned about Giants partying in Miami

If Ben McAdoo has any concerns about some of his players partying in Miami Sunday night/Monday morning, he certainly isn’t saying so publicly. When asked about a group of the New York Giants’ wide receivers partying in Miami after beating Washington on Sunday, McAdoo made it clear that his players have the day off from work. “Players are off until tomorrow morning,” McAdoo said...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins worried about setting precedent for other QBs with long-term deal

The Washington Redskins are definitely hoping that quarterback Kirk Cousins could be convinced to take a team-friendly deal, but he doesn’t sound inclined to do that. In an interview with 106.7 The Fan’s Under Center on Monday, Cousins was asked to outline a few reasons he might refuse a team-friendly deal. “There’s other quarterbacks that come after you and it would be almost a...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Schilling: I'd be in Hall of Fame if I said 'lynch Trump'

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees will be announced later this month, and Curt Schilling is once again expected to come up short. The former Cy Young Award winner is convinced that has much more to do with his political opinions than what he accomplished in his career. And he’s probably right. In an interview with TMZ this week, Schilling said he believes nearly all of the...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill O'Brien scoffs at speculation about him leaving Texans

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien didn’t seem thrilled to be asked about his future on Monday. O’Brien was asked to respond to speculation that an early playoff exit could see him leave the Texans. That was not a question he wanted to hear. Bill O'Brien on speculation he could be leaving if Texans lose to Raiders: 'I don't even know if that's worthy of an answer.' — Aaron Wilson...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Manziel may have violated restraining order at club

Johnny Manziel may have been in violation of his restraining order on Sunday night/Monday morning. Manziel celebrated on New Year’s day Sunday night at LIV nightclub in Miami, according to his social media postings. Ordinarily that wouldn’t present an issue, but TMZ Sports points out that Manziel was in the same club as ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Crowley, who has posted photos...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Giants WRs party with Justin Bieber, Trey Songz in Miami

The New York Giants beat Washington 19-10 on Sunday to run their record to 11-5, and then their wide receivers whisked down to Miami to party during their off day. Social media postings showed Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis partying with Justin Bieber, Fabolous and Trey Songz at Liv nightclub early Monday morning. The team beat Washington late on...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Suh fires back at Blount: 'Guys are just children sometimes'

Ndamukong Suh was once again accused of playing dirty in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, and he once again does not seem to care. When Suh was informed that Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount called him a “dirty player” who is disliked by some of his own teammates, the star defensive lineman didn’t have a whole lot to say. “Guys are just children sometimes...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin admits he was not fully focused on Alabama

Lane Kiffin elaborated on the surprising news that he is leaving his job as Alabama offensive coordinator prior to the National Championship Game during an interview with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum on Monday. Kiffin echoed what Nick Saban said was the reason for the split, which is that it was tough for Kiffin to balance his new duties as the head coach at Florida Atlantic with his responsibilities...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg: Rajon Rondo will remain out of rotation

Rajon Rondo is still in exile, and there is no indication when it will end. Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday that Rondo would remain out of the rotation for the team’s next game against New Orleans. Hoiberg did have praise for Rondo’s professionalism, but nothing has changed with regard to his status. Hoiberg said MCW will start vs. Hornets. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Sammy Watkins will have another foot surgery

Sammy Watkins will undergo another foot surgery, according to a report. The Buffalo News’ Tim Graham reported Monday that Watkins will undergo foot surgery this week. I'm told Bills WR Sammy Watkins will have another foot surgery this week. — Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) January 2, 2017 When asked about his foot earlier on Monday, Watkins said he was leaning against having surgery...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Bills GM says he had no input in Rex Ryan firing

The power structure within the Buffalo Bills organization seems a little bit muddled. General manager Doug Whaley said in his season-ending press conference Monday that he had no say in Rex Ryan’s firing, deflecting all blame or credit to the ownership level. Doug Whaley said the decision to fire Rex Ryan was one made between Terry Pegula and Rex Ryan. He wasn't involved. —...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels receiving interest from Rams, Jaguars, 49ers

Josh McDaniels is a hot commodity on the coaching market. The New England Patriots offensive coordinator is receiving interest from multiple teams for their coaching vacancies. According to USA Today’s tom Pelissero, McDaniels has received interest from the Rams, Jaguars and 49ers. #Rams plan to start interviews this week with offensive assistants. Among those they've already reached...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Reasons for Lane Kiffin’s exit emerge

Alabama announced the surprising news on Monday that Lane Kiffin would not serve as offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide during the National Championship Game and instead Steve Sarkisian will take his spot. No specific reason(s) was given for the oddly timed exit, but there is some speculation and information about what led to the dismissal. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy says that...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles played season with tendinitis, two shoulder separations

Blake Bortles had a really rough season on the field, and it sounds like it wasn’t easy physically either. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback said Monday that he dealt with wrist tendinitis as well as two shoulder separations over the course of the year. Jaguars QB Blake Bortles told @ESPNdirocco that he played this season with two shoulder separatoins and wrist tendonitis. ...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Cardinals determined to keep Chandler Jones

The Arizona Cardinals are determined to keep Chandler Jones. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that the team will franchise tag Jones if they are unable to reach a long-term deal with the talented pass-rusher. The Cardinals acquired Jones from the Patriots in a trade prior to this season. He finished the season with excellent stats once again — 49 tackles, 11 sacks...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Shanahan will interview with Broncos

Kyle Shanahan is arguably the hottest name on the NFL coaching market as some teams have already begun their offseason. But one job that just opened may have the most to offer, especially when you take family connections into consideration. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos have requested permission to interview Shanahan. An Elway-Shanahan connection again...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Brady praises Josh McDaniels: ‘The best in the NFL’

Josh McDaniels seems likely to get another head coaching job this offseason, and he has a ringing endorsement from one of the NFL’s elite players. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was full of praise for McDaniels, his offensive coordinator, in an interview with WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan. “I see why there is a lot of interest and there should be because I think he’s the...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: 'Lots of drama' surrounded Kiffin before he left Bama

There may well be more than meets the eye going on with regard to Lane Kiffin’s departure at Alabama. The school announced Monday that Kiffin was leaving as offensive coordinator effective immediately to begin focusing on his new head coaching job at Florida Atlantic. It appeared surprising and abrupt at first glance with a title game looming, but a series of reports in the aftermath...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin leaving Alabama before national title game

Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced on Monday that offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is leaving the team before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. In a press release, Saban and Kiffin said they came to a mutual agreement that it will be difficult for Kiffin to focus on Clemson while also preparing for his next gig as the head coach at Florida International...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski taking leave of absence to undergo back surgery

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will take an indefinite leave of absence due to back problems. The team announced in a statement issued Monday that Krzyzewski needs surgery to remove a fragment of a herniated disc. The timetable for recovery is roughly four weeks. Assistant coach Jeff Capel will coach the team in Krzyzewski’s absence, starting with Saturday’s game against Boston College...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kelly wanted to draft Prescott, Baalke overruled him

The San Francisco 49ers could be looking a lot different right now had their now former general manager made a different decision. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, former 49ers coach Chip Kelly and others with the team wanted to draft Dak Prescott last April, but were overruled by GM Trent Baalke, who had the final say and was not interested. According to @MikeGarafolo...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss
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