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Are Pats intentionally creating panic about Rob Gronkowski?

When it comes to injury information and the New England Patriots, there is very little you can trust. That is what has made figuring out what is wrong with Rob Gronkowski so difficult, and the Patriots wouldn’t have it any other way. Gronkowski has missed two practices this week and been limited in another session. On Thursday, we learned that the knee Gronk injured in Week 12...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes won’t talk to Derek Fisher: ‘I don’t talk to snakes’

The New York Knicks will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies this Saturday, and all eyes will be on Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher. But don’t expect anything to happen — not even a quick “hello” or a head nod. On Thursday, Barnes told the New York Daily News that he will not acknowledge his former teammate and friend. “I don’t talk to snakes,” Barnes said. Barnes...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown ruled out against Broncos

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been ruled out for Sunday’s divisional round playoff game against the Denver Broncos, the team announced on Friday morning. Brown has been in the concussion protocol all week after taking a brutal high hit from Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict last weekend, and he was obviously unable to get clearance. Bengals cornerback...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Cris Carter accuses Chandler Jones of smoking PCP

ESPN analyst Cris Carter is apparently a drug expert in addition to being a Hall of Fame wide receiver, because he thinks he knows what drug Chandler Jones was using before the Patriots defensive end’s infamous medical emergency over the weekend. In an appearance on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” Friday, Carter said he does not buy the reports of Jones smoking synthetic marijuana...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell to remain Lions head coach

The Detroit Lions announced on Friday that head coach Jim Caldwell will remain with the team. Shortly after the season ended, the Lions’ decision to hire a new general manager in Bob Quinn led to speculation that Caldwell might wind up out of a job. Detroit finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs this season after reaching the postseason with an 11-5 record in Caldwell’s first...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch says he is 'ready' to face Panthers

Marshawn Lynch says he is ready to return to action and help the Seattle Seahawks fight for another championship. On Friday morning, Lynch texted ESPN’s Kenny Mayne and declared himself “ready” for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Marshawn Lynch sent ESPN's @Kenny_Mayne a two-word text about his status for Sunday's game vs. Carolina: "I'm ready." Beastmode...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Eagles reportedly interested in Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator

The Philadelphia Eagles already have their head coach set with Doug Pederson ready to come aboard, and they appear to have some ideas about potential defensive coordinators. According to a report from SI’s Don Banks, the Eagles are interested in Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator. Source says Eagles have interest in Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator. Do not know if he...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals OF Jarrod Dyson getting street named after him

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson is receiving quite an honor. The World Series champion will have a street named after him in his hometown of McComb, Miss. The street will be changed from Warren Street to Dyson Drive. Dyson shared the news by posting a photo of the clipping from the local newspaper: Just confirm that Warren St is now being change to Dyson Dr...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

James Jones calls his hoodie ‘a good luck charm’

Whenever he’s battling opposing secondaries and extending plays for Aaron Rodgers in the blistering cold, Packers wide receiver James Jones in his hooded sweatshirt is an impossible sight to miss. The hoodie first blessed us with its presence in a mid-November game against the Vikings, with Jones wearing it under his jersey, claiming it to be a safeguard against the frigid Minnesota...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh trolled by EA Sports over missed field goal

Earlier this year, it was the Seahawks who fell victim to a troll job by video game manufacturer EA Sports. This time, it was Blair Walsh. Walsh, of course, missed a 27-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds remaining in regulation during last weekend’s game against the Seahawks that would have given the Vikings a 12-10 lead and a likely victory. As, expected, Walsh’s girlfriend...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Tedy Bruschi wants Bill Belichick to punish Chandler Jones

Tedy Bruschi may be accused of being a Patriots homer, but that did not seem to be the case regarding his opinion on Chandler Jones. Jones was taken to the hospital Sunday morning after going to the Foxboro police station following a bad synthetic marijuana experience, according to reports. He has not missed practice or meetings, but he did apologize Thursday for making a “stupid...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles make contract offer to Yoenis Cespedes

The Baltimore Orioles may be losing patience with Chris Davis and are prepared to move forward with alternate plans. To that end, they reportedly have made a contract offer to free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. MASN’s Roch Kubatko shared the news on Thursday and says the Orioles prefer Cespedes to fellow free agent outfielder Justin Upton. Per industry source, #orioles have...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins calls out Pelicans: ‘This is not what I signed up for’

Rugged veteran center Kendrick Perkins is not used to a culture of losing basketball. He made the NBA Finals with all three teams that he was on prior to this season, has cracked the playoffs in nine of his 12 seasons in the league (including the last eight in a row), and has a championship ring from the 2008 Boston Celtics. But this year with the New Orleans Pelicans has been a...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers to hire Dirk Koetter as head coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to hire Dirk Koetter as their next head coach. The Bucs and Koetter, their offensive coordinator, are closing in on a deal, according to Adam Schefter and other reporters. This has been the expected outcome from the time Lovie Smith was surprisingly let go last week. Koetter, 56, was receiving interest from teams like the Eagles and 49ers regarding...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Doug Pederson will be next Eagles head coach

Doug Pederson is expected to be hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as their next head coach, according to reports. Pederson is the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, who are getting set to face the New England Patriots in the playoffs on Saturday. The Philadelphia News’ Les Bowen first reported the news: Doug Pederson will be the #Eagles coach, league source...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Kaepernick jerseys taken off clearance after Kelly hiring

The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly as their next head coach, and all indications are that the move will provide Colin Kaepernick with a shot at redemption. The Niners’ team store certainly indicates that will be the case. After the 49ers announced that they reached a deal with Kelly, freelance reporter Mike Rosenberg noticed that all Kaepernick merchandise in the team’s...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Saints GM: Team never considered trading Sean Payton

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said that the team never even considered trading coach Sean Payton. “Here’s what I can tell you: I never had a discussion with another team. No one called me and I never called anyone else,” Loomis said Thursday, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Evan Woodbery, adding that he had “not really” considered what an acceptable...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Gronkowski received knee injection at hospital

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is experiencing issues with the same knee he injured against the Denver Broncos in Week 12. Mike Reiss and Adam Schefter of ESPN are reporting that Gronkowski spent part of Thursday in a Boston-area hospital receiving treatment on his right knee. The treatment included some sort of injection, which could have been for pain management...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Blake Griffin won’t be back ‘any time soon’

Blake Griffin isn’t close to returning to the Clippers. Griffin was ruled out for at least two weeks with a partially torn quad in late December, and it’s been about two and a half weeks since that announcement. According to Doc Rivers, however, Griffin isn’t close to a return. “He’s running, which is nice and he looked great yesterday just moving around the gym,” Rivers...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly wanted to trade for Colin Kaepernick at his next NFL job

The San Francisco 49ers hiring of Chip Kelly may prove to be great news for Colin Kaepernick. Kelly is reportedly a fan of Kaepernick, and according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, was eyeing him for his next job, and thanks to Kelly’s hire, the quarterback may yet have a future in the Bay Area. As he plotted potential moves & his next @NFL stop, Chip Kelly was trying to figure...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones apologizes for ‘stupid mistake’

Chandler Jones spoke to the media for just over a minute on Thursday, and the Patriots defensive end apologized for the incident he was involved in on Sunday morning. “I want to start off by saying I made a pretty stupid mistake this weekend,” Jones said, per Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald. “Right now, my main focus is becoming the best player I can be and helping the team...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith has funny reaction to Chip Kelly hiring

Chip Kelly is known for being an incredibly strict coach, which is one of the reasons he had a tendency to butt heads with players during his three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Perhaps Kelly will change some of that in his second NFL head coaching stint, but Torrey Smith doesn’t anticipate his new coach easing up on the conditioning drills. After the 49ers announced that...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chandler Jones showed up shirtless to police station, appeared to be praying

The increasingly strange details of Chandler Jones’s medical emergency continue to emerge. According to newly released police documents obtained by Boston.com, Jones arrived at the Foxborough police station early Sunday morning shirtless and appeared to be “actively praying or worshipping” in the parking lot. “In a very hurried and haphazard-like fashion, I saw this man...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly named coach of 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Chip Kelly. Niners CEO Jed York broke the news on Twitter as rumors were swirling about San Francisco having narrowed its search down to Kelly and Mike Shanahan. After a thorough search, Trent & I are thrilled to announce Chip Kelly as the new #HeadCoach of the @49ers — Jed York (@JedYork...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

MLS' Marco Pappa stabbed during incident with girlfriend

MLS star Marco Pappa was hospitalized with a stab wound last month following an incident with his girlfriend, and authorities are still trying to determine exactly what happened. A law enforcement source told King 5 in Seattle that police found Pappa bloody with a stab wound inside an apartment with Miss Washington USA Stormy Keffeler. Pappa was rushed to the hospital for surgery...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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