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JJ Watt undergoes back surgery, will open camp on PUP list

J.J. Watt underwent back surgery on Wednesday and will open training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, but the surgery should not cause him to miss any games this season. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reported the news on Twitter Thursday about Watt's surgery: JJ Watt has undergone back surgery and will start camp on physically unable 2 perform but should...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jaguars do not plan to sign Greg Hardy despite workout

The Jacksonville Jaguars may have had enough interest in Greg Hardy to work him out on Thursday, but they apparently are going to stop short of signing him for now. NFL Media’s Rand Getlin first reported Thursday that the Jags worked out and hosted Hardy for a visit. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the team does not plan to sign Hardy. Pro Football Talk reports the Jags...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia falls to ground during windup (Video)

C.C. Sabathia has delivered thousands of pitches during his 16-year major league career. Unfortunately, one on Thursday didn’t go as planned. During the sixth inning of the Yankees’ game against the Orioles, Sabathia was in the middle of his windup for a pitch to J.J. Hardy when the spikes of the veteran pitcher’s right shoe got caught in the mound dirt. The result was Sabathia...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Williams petitions on Twitter for Bills to bring back Fred Jackson

Buffalo blood runs deep. Bills safety Aaron Williams can tell you all you need to know about that. Williams took to Twitter on Thursday to call for the Bills to bring back former teammate Fred Jackson, who is currently an unsigned free agent. #BillsMafia RT if you think we should be signing @Fred22Jackson back. Fav. if it's ridiculous that it hasn't happened yet #MakeItHappen...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant got an enormous new Tupac tattoo on his leg

Kevin Durant is fully embracing his new home in California. The new Warriors star debuted a Tupac tattoo on his leg Thursday at practice with the U.S. Olympic team, complete with a random touch of Wu-Tang. Durant’s giant new Tupac tattoo…feat. Wu-Tang, for some reason (via @ThompsonScribe) pic.twitter.com/BRdKesnnVR — Dan Carson (@TheDoctorCarson) July 21, 2016 So, uh...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly showing interest in Josh Reddick

You can never have too many outfielders, and the Chicago Cubs are Exhibit A of that theorem. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Thursday, the Cubs are showing interest in Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick. The 29-year-old has been slowed by a thumb fracture this season but is beginning to round into form. Morosi also notes that Cubs president Theo Epstein...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire not fond of the DH rule

You might think, as a player known much more for his bat than for his glove, that Mark McGwire would have an appreciation for the designated hitter rule. That, however, is not the case. “We should do away with the DH and we should get back to the pitchers hitting (in the American League) and make it a serious game,” McGwire said, via Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

White Sox reportedly turned down massive offer for Sale

The Chicago White Sox are apparently trying to single-handedly disprove the old adage, “Everything can be had for a price.” According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the White Sox were recently offered a “king’s ransom” for five-time All-Star Chris Sale but turned it down unceremoniously. Another source says the #WhiteSox were offered a "king...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NBA close to pulling 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is on the verge of finding a new home. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Thursday, the league is on the brink of pulling this year’s All-Star festivities out of Charlotte, North Carolina. The reason is due to the state’s failure to reform its controversial transgender bathroom law, which has been called discriminatory against...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Good chance Chris Archer ends up with Dodgers

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this month, and he may be inching closer to a new destination. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that he has been told by an executive that the chances of Archer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers are high. Exec from team that's been talking with the Rays says he sees such a good fit...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Rice vows to donate salary to charity if signed by NFL team

Ray Rice has vowed to not keep a dime of the money he earns in the event that an NFL team gives him another shot. On Wednesday, Rice told Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports that he would donate his entire salary in 2016 to organizations that help prevent domestic violence if he was signed. “All the scrutiny that I’ve got, it was deserved, because domestic violence is a horrible...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says there was ‘definitely a chance’ of Knicks signing Dwyane Wade

Carmelo Anthony thinks the New York Knicks had more of a shot at signing Dwyane Wade than people realize. Anthony told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News on Wednesday that the organization didn’t want to miss out on other free agents while waiting for Wade to make a decision, but they were very much in the running. “There was a chance,” Anthony said. “There was definitely...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes on Warriors signing Durant: ‘I guess I died’

Harrison Barnes had an inconsistent season with the Golden State Warriors last year, but that didn’t stop him from signing a max contract with another team. Once the Warriors were in play for Kevin Durant, they decided to move on from Barnes. In some ways, he felt like the forgotten man. In a recent interview after a Team USA practice, Barnes spoke about how quickly his time with...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Andy Dalton, AJ Green ‘more in sync’ than ever

The Cincinnati Bengals have the tools needed to be one of the best offensive teams in football, and they could be ready to live up to their potential this season if the early reports are any indication. ESPN’s Coley Harvey wrote recently that Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have appeared “more in sync this spring than they have been during any offseason workout of their career.”...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan puts Kevin Durant on spot: Why didn’t you sign with Clippers?

Kevin Durant had reportedly narrowed his decision down to five or six teams before choosing the Golden State Warriors. One of his potential suitors at the time was the Los Angeles Clippers, and DeAndre Jordan wants to know why they didn’t win the K.D. sweepstakes. While Durant was speaking to reporters at Team USA practice on Wednesday, Jordan put him on the spot. VIDEO: @deandrejordan6...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Edelman looked like a natural working out with Red Sox

Julian Edelman is recovering from offseason foot surgery, but the only thing New England Patriots fans should be concerned about is the star wide receiver deciding to change careers. Edelman took batting practice and fielded some ground balls with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Had he been wearing the same warmup gear as the players, you probably wouldn’t have known he...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Monroe retires at 29, says he is ‘terrified’ of brain injuries

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe announced on Thursday that he is retiring from the NFL after just seven seasons. In a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune, the 29-year-old Monroe spoke about how football has consumed his life but he now must put his family first. More specifically, he said he is “terrified” of the damage he might have already caused...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick refuses to talk about standoff with Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick spoke to reporters very briefly before a practice round at a charity golf tournament in Nevada on Wednesday, but he declined to discuss his ongoing contract stalemate with the New York Jets. “Not right now,” Fitzpatrick said before walking to the first tee. Former Jets head coach Herm Edwards, who was also at the American Century Championship, believes Fitzpatrick...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Lisa Ann goes off about rumors she is sleeping with Ray Rice

Lisa Ann posed for a photo with Ray Rice last weekend, and she does not appreciate the assumptions that were made as a result. TMZ caught up Ann this week, and the retired porn star turned sports radio personality unloaded on those who have asked her if she is sleeping with Rice because of the photo. The shot was taken at a charity basketball event in the Bronx, where Ann was a...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Manziel sent apology note, champagne after fight in Hawaii

Johnny Manziel may not have been the instigator in an alleged fight he got into in Hawaii last week, but he obviously did enough to feel an apology was in order. TMZ obtained a copy of the note that Manziel supposedly sent to the man he punched, who was said to be staying at the same hotel as the free agent quarterback. Both were in Hawaii for a friend’s wedding, and the incident...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jennings stopped seeing chiropractor who was Eagles fan

If you want to know how fierce the rivalry is between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, just ask Rashad Jennings why he left his chiropractor. Earlier this week, Jennings claimed on Twitter that he made an appointment with a chiropractor but ended up leaving in the middle of it. Why? Because the guy said he’s an Eagles fan. I went to see a chiropractor. He said he...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Saban: DeShaun Watson is best college player since Cam Newton

Nick Saban is about as big of a DeShaun Watson fan as you’ll find in college football, outside of, you know, Clemson fans and coaches. Saban watched Watson throw for 4 touchdowns and over 400 yards against his Crimson Tide defense in the National Championship Game and understands better than anyone just how good the junior quarterback is. In fact, Saban this week called Watson...
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July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Paxton Lynch on his Madden rating: ‘My mother would be ashamed of me’

EA Sports released a video on Wednesday showing the reactions of NFL rookies to their player ratings in the new Madden 17 video game. Let’s just say the video was very funny and quite well done. The best reactions probably came from Denver Broncos draft pick Paxton Lynch, who was disappointed he received a 79 in speed instead of something in the 80s like he thought he deserved...
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July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Dana White calls Darren Rovell a ‘******’ on Twitter

Dana White is about as unprofessional as it gets when it comes to sports executives, so his Twitter behavior on Wednesday should not come as a surprise. ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted Wednesday about the UFC sale going south. The company was sold recently, but since then superstars Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones failed drug tests. Rovell talked about the sale souring...
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July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Four men charged with beating up Moses Malone Jr for criticizing James Harden

Four men are being charged with beating up and robbing Moses Malone Jr. last month outside a strip club for criticizing James Harden on social media. Malone Jr. wrote a Facebook post in June in which he criticized the cost of Harden’s basketball camp. Moses Malone Jr. (son of bball legend) told me James Harden's "people" robbed him b/c he posted this @JHarden13 pic.twitter...
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July 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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