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Sapp being sued for allegedly body-slamming actress

Warren Sapp has dealt with several issues in his personal life over the past few years, and he can now add being sued by an actress to that list. According to a lawsuit obtained by Jose Lambiet of the Miami Herald, Sapp is being sued by Paula Trickey for an alleged incident that took place during Super Bowl Week in Scottsdale two years ago. Trickey, who has been in a number of television...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Will Tyrod Taylor's surgery affect his contract status with Bills?

Tyrod Taylor shared some photos of himself in a hospital bed Thursday morning, and multiple reports claim the Buffalo Bills quarterback is undergoing groin surgery. Will that have any impact on his future with the team? As Nick Veronica of The Buffalo News points out, the remaining $30 million or so on Taylor’s contract would become fully guaranteed if he cannot pass a physical...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Tannehill ‘definitely’ not playing vs. Steelers

If the Miami Dolphins want to pull off a major upset in the opening round of the playoffs, they’ll have to do it without their starting quarterback. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is reporting that Tannehill is not going to play against the Pittsburgh on Sunday. Dolphins coach Adam Gase was not ready to rule Tannehill out after the quarterback missed practice Wednesday, noting...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyle Shanahan reportedly most interested in Broncos job

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has a number of interviews lined up for head coaching positions, and you won’t be surprised to hear which job he is said to have the most interest in. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said Wednesday that Shanahan is expected to be “pretty choosy” and will wait for the perfect situation before accepting a head coaching job. Rapoport’s...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Nunes trained harder for Tate fight than Rousey fight

Amanda Nunes can safely say she is a better fighter than Ronda Rousey after she knocked Rousey out in less than 50 seconds last week, but that is not stopping the UFC women’s bantamweight champion from kicking the former champ while she’s down. In an interview with TMZ on Wednesday, Nunes said she knew she could beat Rousey since the first time she saw Rousey fight in the UFC. Nunes...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota meets with PJ Fleck about vacancy

Minnesota fired Tracy Claeys as their head football coach on Tuesday, and they are wasting no time looking for his replacement. According to KSTP’s Joe Schmit, Minnesota’s athletic director and president flew to Chicago on Wednesday to meet with Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck. I can confirm that #Gophers AD Mark Coyle and Pres Eric Kaler did meet with PJ Fleck today in...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner appreciates Michael Bennett’s compliments

Some may have been offended by Michael Bennett’s praise of Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner that invoked race, but Zenner did not see it that way. In fact, Zenner says he appreciated the compliments. Speaking with the media on Tuesday ahead of the Seahawks’ playoff game against the Detroit Lions, Seattle DE Bennett was complimentary of Zenner and called him the best white...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Dick Vitale 'surprised' by Grayson Allen’s brief suspension

You know something is off when even Duke homer Dick Vitale is surprised by something emanating from the Blue Devils’ program. Many observers were surprised to see that Grayson Allen’s previously termed “indefinite” suspension for repeated tripping incidents only lasted one game. Duke lost to Virginia Tech without Allen, so the Blue Devils activated the junior guard for their game...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith says Joe Theismann’s opinion has “no value”

After Joe Theismann’s comments on Colin Kaepernick being given a prestigious award by the Niners, Torrey Smith shared a story about his interaction with Theismann. Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, which is given to the “49er who best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team” as it is stated...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Grayson Allen back in lineup after one game suspension

Grayson Allen’s indefinite suspension is over. After tripping an Elon player last month, Duke suspended Allen for what was described as “unacceptable and inexcusable” behavior by Mike Krzyzewski. You can see video of the trip here. During his absence, the Blue Devils were beaten by Virginia Tech 89-75. When Duke returned to the court on Wednesday to face Georgia Tech, Allen was...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Alabama OL Cam Robinson warns Clemson against dirty play

Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson has issued a warning to Clemson against trying any of their oddball behavior against him. Robinson was asked on Wednesday ahead of Monday’s National Championship Game about a controversial play by Clemson against Ohio State. In that playoff game, Clemson sophomore Christian Wilkins was seen grabbing at the private areas of a Buckeyes wide receiver...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Ben Boulware has odd defense of Christian Wilkins’ nut grab

Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware had a bizarre defense of teammate Christian Wilkins’ oddly sexual play in the Tigers’ playoff game against Ohio State on Saturday. Wilkins was caught on video grabbing around the rear and genital area of Ohio State wide receiver Curtis Samuel during the game. I found 2 clips from one game with questionable behavior #Clemson #ChristianWilkins #1...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to rule on Randy Gregory before playoff game

The Dallas Cowboys should hear back about the status of Randy Gregory before their first playoff game, according to a report. The Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Clarence Hill reports the news on Gregory, saying the NFL’s decision on Gregory’s appeal will be made prior to Dallas’ divisional round playoff game on Jan. 15. Gregory was in New York on Tuesday to appeal a missed drug test...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook accidentally hits ref in head with ball (Video)

Russell Westbrook received a technical foul in the first quarter of the Thunder’s game against the Hornets on Wednesday after accidentally hitting referee Tre Maddox in the head with a ball. Westbrook was trying to pass the ball to Maddox as the action headed to a break, but Maddox wasn’t looking, and the ball knocked him in the head. Thunder's Russell Westbrook drills referee...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Terry Stotts’ job not in jeopardy

Terry Stotts won’t be voted off the island any time soon. According to a report by Chris Haynes of ESPN on Wednesday, the Portland Trail Blazers head coach is not in danger of losing his job in spite of the team’s 15-21 record to start the year. The Blazers have faced turmoil both on the court and behind closed doors this season. But Stotts isn’t the one who deserves the blame here...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox having ‘daily’ discussions about Jose Quintana trade

Teams still looking for a starting pitcher don’t have a lot of options, but one of the most appealing ones available is Chicago’s Jose Quintana. The White Sox pitcher is the subject of a lot of interest. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the team has been discussing Quintana on a daily basis. Sources: #WhiteSox engaged in daily trade discussions on Quintana. #Pirates, ...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman done talking to media, except Ed Werder

Richard Sherman has had a tempestuous time with the media of late, and that has led him to take a page out of the Marshawn Lynch playbook. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback declined to be interviewed prior to the team’s practice on Wednesday. Instead, he told reporters he would not be doing any more media interviews with them. He says he won’t be talking with anyone who’s ticked him...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers aggressively pursuing Tyson Ross

The Texas Rangers managed to win the American League West last season despite a bland middle of the rotation, but they don’t appear willing to risk that again this year. According to a report by TR Sullivan of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Rangers are making an aggressive push for free agent right-hander Tyson Ross. Rangers really like Tyson Ross and are being aggressive in trying...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Frustrated Blazers told Festus Ezeli to cut out team meetings

Things are not going well in Portland. The struggling Trail Blazers are 15-21 after a summer of high hopes and expectations, and that frustration has spilled over into the locker room. Center Festus Ezeli has been something of a focal point. Ezeli was signed for two years and $15.2 million in the offseason, but knee problems have prevented him from playing a single game for the...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Police investigating LSU football field being vandalized

LSU police are investigating an incident reported on Tuesday night about the football field being vandalized. The alleged burglary took place at 11:30 pm on Tuesday night, according to the campus police crime log. According to #LSU PD's daily crime log, there was a reported burglary last night at Tiger Stadium. The case is still "pending." pic.twitter.com/eNQnHdA73S — Joshua...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians not trying to lobby Larry Fitzgerald to return

Losing Larry Fitzgerald to retirement would be a big blow to the Arizona Cardinals, but coach Bruce Arians isn’t in his ear trying to get him to return. Arians said he doesn’t intend to try to sway Fitzgerald one way or another, but he and the organization would obviously prefer that he return. “I’m not in it,” Arians said of Fitzgerald’s decision-making process, via Josh Weinfuss...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks eyeing trade for PJ Tucker

The New York Knicks are starved for perimeter defense, and they may not be able to fend off their cravings for very much longer. According to a report by Ian Begley of ESPN on Wednesday, some members of the Knicks’ front office see Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker as a potential trade target, though no move is believed to be imminent. The 31-year-old Tucker is averaging 6.3 points...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

J.T. Barrett returning to Ohio State for senior season

J.T. Barrett will return to Ohio State for his senior season. The quarterback announced his decision on social media Wednesday, days after a 31-0 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal. I'm coming back for my senior year. Much love to Buckeye Nation and thank God for the blessings. A photo posted by JT Barrett (@jt_theqbiv) on Jan 4, 2017 at 12:32pm PST...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

A’s reportedly reach out to Mark Trumbo

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane appears to be uncharacteristically willing to open up the checkbook this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Wednesday, the A’s have reached out to free agent slugger Mark Trumbo. Trumbo, 30, batted .256/.316/.533 last season and led the majors with 47 home runs. He is also very familiar with the American...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Belichick reached out to Chip Kelly after Eagles firing

Chip Kelly did not have any coaching opportunities other than the San Francisco 49ers after the Philadelphia Eagles fired him. He did, however, have the chance to go to some other organizations in a lesser role. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, Kelly was invited to take up an informal role with a number of organizations after the Eagles let him go. Most prominent...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss
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