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John Calipari defends Skal Labissiere against scout criticisms on Twitter

For all his genius as a strategist and a recruiter, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is pretty darn good at fostering nurturing relationships with his players and showing that he cares about them as well. The three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year took to Twitter on Sunday to defend freshman big man Skal Labissiere against the harsh criticisms that have been thrown his way...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks: Rams' punter Johnny Hekker acted ‘like little girl’

Early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game between the Rams and Seahawks, Johnny Hekker was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness for shoving Cliff Avril after his 45-yard punt. However, Hekker wanted no parts of what was to follow. Later in the game, when Avril and Michael Bennett got a little too close for his liking, Hekker looked less like a tough guy. In the locker...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt responds to critic on Twitter who calls him a ‘try hard’

Despite being perhaps the best defensive player in the NFL, J.J. Watt still receives his share of criticism for various reasons. Among them is that he appears to try to hard to be the likable and popular guy. On Sunday, Watt took to his Twitter account to talk about the Texans’ 34-6 victory over the Titans, calling it a great team win. Hasn't always been pretty and there's...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Evander Kane investigated for sex offense

Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane is the subject of a sex offense investigation, according to The Buffalo News. The allegation stems from an incident that allegedly occurred at a downtown hotel in Buffalo early Sunday morning. Kane was not at the team's practice Sunday, while The News says the locker room stayed closed after practice for longer than usual. Kane has retained an...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers CEO: Harbaugh’s coaching staff was too expensive

The San Francisco 49ers’ decision to get rid of Jim Harbaugh and replace him with Jim Tomsula has worked out terribly for the team. Harbaugh took the team to the NFC Championship Game three straight seasons before slipping to an 8-8 finish last season. The team has fallen off a cliff this year, going 4-11 in Tomsula’s inaugural campaign. 49ers CEO Jed York is one of the people...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets troll Patriots on Twitter about coin toss decision

The Twitter accounts for professional sports teams are starting to become quite saucy. That definitely is the case for the New York Jets’ account. Whoever was running the Jets’ account trolled the New England Patriots on Sunday about the rival team’s decision to kick at the start of overtime rather than receive. The Patriots’ decision certainly worked out well for the Jets...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater gets meme treatment after overtime decision

Matthew Slater could not escape the memes even though the New England Patriots’ poor decision to kickoff at the start of overtime was not his. Slater, a team captain, elected to kick after winning the coin toss in overtime against the New York Jets. The Jets took the ball and scored, ending the game immediately. Making the surreal scene even more unbelievable was that Slater...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots lose game after controversial overtime coin toss decision

The New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets 26-20 in overtime on Sunday following a mind-boggling decision to kick after winning the coin toss before the extra period. Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater called heads and won the toss, but he elected to kick. One of my favorite sequences in NFL history. "We wanna kick off...wait we won, we get to choose!" pic...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe reportedly out until after All-Star break

Eric Bledsoe may be out until after the All-Star break after suffering a knee injury during Saturday night’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Phoenix Suns guard was ruled out for the game quickly with a left knee sprain, and he underwent an MRI. A report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says Bledsoe will be out for some time. Suns' Eric Bledsoe suffered a left knee injury...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ka’Deem Carey does Michael Jackson touchdown dance (Video)

Ka’Deem Carey scored his second touchdown of the game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he celebrated by doing a nice dance. This one looked like something straight out of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” dance steps: Ka'Deem Carey touchdown celebration. pic.twitter.com/UNXOuGLBz9 — MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) December 27, 2015 At the time of his touchdown, Carey...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer dresses as Hula girl after losing competition

The Arizona Cardinals’ weekly quarterback competition has struck again! Carson Palmer was seen running onto the field at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., prior to his team’s game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday wearing a cute outfit. Yes, that is the team’s Pro Bowl quarterback in Hula girl clothes with a coconut bra and grass skirt. The birthday...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Suns coach Jeff Hornacek’s job under ‘immediate threat’

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek’s job is under immediate threat, according to a report. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Sunday that there are fears within the organization that the team is no longer responding to the coach, with the Suns 5-15 in their last 20 games, including a home loss to the lowly 76ers, who hadn’t won a road game since March. Hornacek is in the final guaranteed season...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

McIlroy raves about improved vision after eye surgery

Rory McIlroy underwent Lasik eye surgery earlier this month, and the golfer is already seeing beneficial results from the procedure. The current No. 3 world ranked golfer raved to The Guardian in recent comments about how his vision is now better than 20/20. “Now it is amazing, it really is. I had it done and the morning after it felt a bit gritty and stuff, which they said it...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Manziel: ‘Night and day’ different from rookie season

Johnny Manziel believes he’s made significant progress from where he was as a rookie. The second year quarterback believes that a full offseason and game experience has helped him vastly improve. “It’s night and day,” said Manziel of the contrast between his rookie and sophomore campaigns, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “It’s not even close. Just being able to...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawyer for two MLB stars threatens lawsuit over PED report

An attorney representing baseball players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman is threatening a lawsuit against news outlet Al Jazeera for airing a report accusing the athletes of receiving performance-enhancing drugs. William Burck, an attorney from the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that they will “go to court” over the allegations...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts release statement supporting Peyton Manning

The Indianapolis Colts on Sunday released a statement showing their support for Peyton Manning in the wake of performance-enhancing drug use allegations. “We’ve been made aware of the recent Al Jazeera report concerning Peyton Manning and find it utterly ridiculous,” the statement read. “We are thoroughly familiar with Peyton’s tireless work habits, his medical history...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin tweaks Ohio State over use of Ezekiel Elliott

Lane Kiffin just couldn’t keep himself from taking a shot at Ohio State during his pre-Cotton Bowl media availability. The Alabama offensive coordinator spoke to the media in the buildup to the Crimson Tide’s semifinal game against Michigan State on Thursday, and talk turned to Heisman Trophy winning running back Derrick Henry. Kiffin noted that the Spartans have faced a gifted...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning angrily denies HGH story in ESPN interview (Video)

Peyton Manning lashed out at allegations that he received HGH in his first televised appearance since the report went public. Manning spoke to ESPN’s Lisa Salters on Sunday NFL Countdown and was visibly upset in issuing his strongest denial yet of the report. “I think I rotate, Lisa, between being angry, furious, on and on, but disgusted is really how I feel, sickened by it...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles OT took himself out of game to avoid injury

An already ugly season got even worse for the Eagles Saturday night when they lost to the Redskins — in more ways than one. For starters, Washington clinched the NFC East title and officially eliminated Philadelphia from playoff contention. And as soon as it became clear that the Eagles were going to lose the game, one of the team’s veterans reportedly pulled himself out of...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson trolls Eagles fans after Redskins win

DeSean Jackson had double the fun on Saturday night. Not only did his team clinch the NFC East title, but they did it by beating the team that released him. So Jackson did what anyone would do in his shoes after Washington’s 38-24 victory: he relentlessly trolled Eagles fans. First, here he is, dabbing at Philly fans: DeSean Jackson dabbing at Eagles fans pic.twitter.com/nBADZDZtrv...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Drew Brees would have to take hometown discount to return to Saints

Drew Brees may have to take a hometown discount if he wants to return to New Orleans next season, according to a report. Brees has a $30 million cap figure in 2016, and if the Saints were to bring him back, they’d want it to be cheaper, with some in the Saints organization still frustrated that Brees maximized his deal previously, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. What about...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets coach rips team: 'We've disrespected the game'

Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff was extremely critical of his team after their 110-108 loss to New Orleans on Saturday night, saying that they “disrespected the game.” Houston is just 16-16 this season and wildly inconsistent, and Bickerstaff made it clear that that’s not good enough. “Our issue is doing things right because it’s the right thing to do, not because...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sean Payton could end up with Colts, L.A. team

Rumors continue to swirl that Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints might decide to part ways after the season, and there’s a chance Payton could end up in Los Angeles. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Payton has “discussed privately” the possibility of coaching the Chargers, who are the top candidate to relocate to L.A. next season. Rapoport’s colleague Albert...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Manning's wife had prescription from anti-aging clinic

Peyton Manning has strongly denied a report that claims he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs in 2011 when he was recovering from neck surgery, and we may now be getting a better idea of where the allegations stemmed from. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Manning has retained the services of crisis management specialist Ari Fleischer to help deal with the bombshell...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning: HGH accusation is ‘complete garbage’

Peyton Manning responded to the report accusing him of receiving HGH while recovering from neck surgery in 2011 about as you would expect. “The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up,” Manning said in a statement. “It never happened. Never. I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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