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Report: Cavs worried about Iman Shumpert beyond DUI arrest

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested for driving while under the influence last month. While the team is obviously not pleased about the arrest, one report claims the incident is not the only reason the Cavs are concerned about Shumpert. According to Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the DUI arrest is “not huge” and the Cavs are “concerned about Shumpert...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger claims he contemplated quitting football in 2008

If Ben Roethlisberger is to be believed, his NFL career almost ended prematurely eight years ago. The Steelers quarterback told 93.7 the Fan that after being sacked eight times in a game at Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 2008, he considered whether he wanted to take that sort of abuse. “I’m not a big ‘remembering games’ type guy, especially losses, but that’s one that I do...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Bosh fails physical due to continued clotting

Chris Bosh’s comeback has hit a serious snag. The Miami Heat center has reportedly failed his physical and will not be allowed to participate in training camp with the team. AP Source: Chris Bosh has failed his physical, is not cleared for training camp with Miami Heat. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 23, 2016 According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bennett, Seahawks want 'white guy' to join anthem protest

Several NFL players have decided to stand behind Colin Kaepernick in protesting the national anthem, but none of them are white. Michael Bennett and some of his Seattle Seahawks teammates would like to see that change. When discussing the players who have either taken a knee or raised their fist in the air during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Bennett said representatives from...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

Yasiel Puig is aiming to prove that he can still be a valuable asset on a major league roster, and he is hoping to better his game by playing winter ball during the offseason. As J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register noted on Thursday, Puig wants to play in the Dominican Republic this winter. The 25-year-old has not played winter ball since 2012, when he appeared in 20 Puerto...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Clevenger apologizes for anti-Black Lives Matter tweets

Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger released a statement early Friday morning apologizing for the racially-charged tweets he sent the day before. Clevenger said he worded his rant about the Black Lives Matter movement poorly and that he is “sickened” by the thought of anyone thinking he’s racist. “First and foremost I would like to apologize to the Seattle Mariners...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib: Broncos’ offense is 10 times better than last year’s

The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl last season, and that was with an offense many considered to be sub-par. So how much better of a team are they this season then if cornerback Aqib Talib thinks the offense is 10-times better this year? In an interview with Nate Kreckman and Tom Nalen on Altitude Sports 950 AM in Denver, Talib shared his thoughts on this year’s offense. ...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Chase Utley delivers no-look toss to get out runner

Chase Utley made a highlight-reel play on what started off looking like an embarrassing blunder. Utley misplayed a ground ball from Tyler Chatwood with two outs in the top of the fourth inning of Thursday’s Dodgers-Rockies game. The dirtball then went to the ground and while sprawling, made a no-look toss to first to retire Chatwood. UNREAL. pic.twitter.com/xWfFbaYz4L — Los...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera delivers huge bat flip after walk-off HR

Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th to give the New York Mets a 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, and he may have topped his performance at the plate with the amazing bat flip he delivered. Take a look at this flip, which traveled almost halfway to first base: Think Asdrúbal knew it was gone? His #walkoff HR gives @Mets .5 game...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mariners ‘very disappointed’ with Steve Clevenger’s controversial tweets

The Seattle Mariners issued a statement Thursday evening about the controversial anti-Black Lives Matter tweets sent by catcher Steve Clevenger. Clevenger, who hit .221 in 22 games this season before being knocked out for the season with a broken hand, sent the following tweets from his Twitter account Thursday: Clevenger’s tweets called the Black Lives Matter organization...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacoby Brissett is first black starting quarterback for Patriots

Jacoby Brissett is making history for the New England Patriots as he becomes the first black starting quarterback the franchise has ever had. Brissett got the start for the Pats on Thursday night against the Houston Texans because Tom Brady is serving his four-game suspension for Deflategate, while backup Jimmy Garoppolo is out with a shoulder injury. The moves pushed Brissett into...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brock Osweiler wife Erin helps him study playbook

They say that behind every great man is a great woman, and that is definitely the case with Brock Osweiler. The Houston Texans quarterback is married to wife Erin, and she has been invaluable to him in preparing him as an NFL quarterback. As we shared back in June, Erin, formerly Erin Costales, helped her husband learn his new playbook upon signing with the Texans as a free agent...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka scratched from start with flexor mass strain

The New York Yankees got some slightly concerning news regarding their ace righty on Thursday. According to a report by Meredith Marakovits of YES Network, Masahiro Tanaka has been scratched from his scheduled start on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays with a slight flexor mass strain. Fortunately, Yankees manager Joe Girardi stressed that the injury is not near the elbow where...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski active against Texans, will be on snap count

Rob Gronkowski’s 2016 season debut will indeed be taking place on Thursday. According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New England Patriots tight end will officially be active against the Houston Texans. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will be active tonight, per source. His first action of 2016 season. https://t.co/1v5t7veu24 — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Beasley acquired by Bucks

Milwaukee has found their temporary solution at the forward position. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Thursday, the Bucks have acquired Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Tyler Ennis. Houston has traded Michael Beasley to the Bucks for guard Tyler Ennis, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Elliott admits he has had to adjust to tempo, scrutiny of NFL

The NFL is hard to adjust to, and Ezekiel Elliott is finding that out firsthand. The Dallas Cowboys running back said that the tempo and the scrutiny of the NFL have required him to adjust. “Coming from Ohio State, the tempo was a lot different,” Elliott said, via Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN. “We hit the hole 100 mph, but when you get here in the league it’s not go as fast...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler reportedly pushing to play in Week 3

If Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler gets his way, he’ll be out there under center against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. According to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports on Thursday, Cutler, who is dealing with a sprain to his throwing thumb, is pushing to play on Sunday and is politicking coaches in an effort to suit up. Jay Cutler, under some duress in Chicago,...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State has rules in place to avoid dropping ball in celebration before TD

Premature celebration has been a huge issue in the early part of the college football season, and it has cost more than one team a touchdown. In order to prevent it from happening to the Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer has two very important rules in place. When asked about players dropping the ball in celebration before they cross the goal line, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz's girlfriend caught him watching game film on a date

Carson Wentz is very, very serious about his craft. The Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback has had his cell phone taken away on dates before by girlfriend Melissa Uhrich, because, according to Jaclyn Hendricks of the New York Post, he’s been caught studying game film under the table. Uhrich totally understands the importance of Wentz’s career to him, but date night is date...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan: ‘Heightened concern’ that Sammy Watkins will miss Week 3

The Buffalo Bills may be without Sammy Watkins for their Week 3 tilt against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Rex Ryan said there is “heightened concern” that the star receiver will have to sit out on Sunday as the Bills try to avoid an 0-3 start. Rex: "There is a heightened concern" of Sammy Watkins not being able to play Sunday. #Bills — Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) September...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Corey Coleman will not need surgery on broken hand, out 4-6 weeks

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman appears to have somewhat dodged a bullet after breaking his hand on Wednesday. The Browns announced on Twitter Thursday that the rookie wideout will not require surgery to repair the break and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Update on WR Corey Coleman: pic.twitter.com/cfHHepzWEh — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 22, 2016 Coleman...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley promoted to Bears’ active roster

Matt Barkley was promoted to the Chicago Bears’ active roster in response to Jay Cutler’s thumb injury. Cutler suffered an injury to his thumb on “Monday Night Football” against the Eagles and will miss a few weeks. His injury means Brian Hoyer will be the team’s new starting quarterback. It also means Barkley gets a bump from third-string and the practice squad to second...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL officials told to watch Odell Beckham, Josh Norman closely

Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman will square off on Sunday for the first time since their tempers got the best of them last season, and the NFL is looking to make sure the incident doesn’t repeat itself. NFL vice president of officiating Dean Bladino said on NFL Network this week that the crew working the New York Giants-Washington Redskins game has been instructed to keep a...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Show produced by LeBron James gets script commitment from NBC

A new show that lists LeBron James as one of its executive producers is in the early stages of coming together as a series on NBC. Nellie Andreeva of Deadline is reporting that NBC has given a script commitment with penalty to “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a comedy being produced in part by LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment and Doozer, the production company owned by...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jets players say they have not lost faith in Darrelle Revis

Once regarded as the game’s finest corner, Darrelle Revis has spent the first two games of his season getting torched by opposing receivers. That doesn’t mean his New York Jets teammates have lost faith in him. Some of Revis’s teammates said that they were still firm believers in the man known as Revis Island. “I haven’t lost any confidence or belief in him, and I don’t...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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