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Report: Brett Anderson agrees to deal with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs appear to have added a new pitcher to their staff.FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs and free agent pitcher Brett Anderson have agreed to a deal. The deal is pending a physical.Anderson tweeted earlier in the day that he was headed to Chicago: Anderson, 28, can be a very effective pitcher, but injuries are his issue. He pitched 180.1 innings in 2015 for the...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr: Some players ‘made mockery’ of all-star voting

Steve Kerr was not happy with the way some players handled having a say in the voting for this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Among the talking points after the starters for this year’s all-star game were announced was the exclusion of Russell Westbrook from first five that will take the floor for the Western Conference. Stephen Curry and James Harden were chosen to start in the back...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins agrees to $50 million deal with Browns

Earlier this season, Jamie Collins was traded to the Browns. It looks as though he will be there for the foreseeable future. After spending the first three seasons with the Patriots, Collins was sent to the Browns for a third round draft pick. He was due to become a free agent this offseason and was expected to have no shortage of suitors. However, Cleveland made sure Collins didn...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin likely to return to Clippers lineup Tuesday

Salvation has arrived for the Los Angeles Clippers. Before their game against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said that Blake Griffin will “most likely” play on Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, per Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN. Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin "most likely" to play Tuesday in Philadelphia — Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) January 23, 2017...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Company offering free laser removal of Chargers tattoos

Are or were you a fan of the San Diego Chargers? Were you such a die-hard fan that you decided to get a tattoo to pledge your allegiance to the team? Does that tattoo make you sick to look at now that the Chargers are heading back to Los Angeles?There may be a solution to your problem.LaserAway, a company that specializes in laser removal of tattoos, is offering to remove or alter...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson told Carmelo Anthony he disagreed with Charley Rosen’s article

Phil Jackson apparently did his best to stamp out the flames of Rosengate. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Jackson told Carmelo Anthony in their face-to-face meeting last week that he “did not subscribe to the criticisms” of Anthony in the article written by his confidant Charlie Rosen and that “the story didn’t speak for him.” Rosen, a former assistant...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Pacman Jones to police officer: ‘I hope you die’

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Pacman Jones was arrested on several charges earlier this month, and saying he was disrespectful to the police officer who brought him into custody would be an understatement.After he was arrested following an incident in which he was accused of pushing a man and poking him in the eye, Jones went ballistic on the arresting officer and cursed at...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Ventura not wearing seatbelt at time of fatal accident

Further details of what led to the death of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura have emerged, and they paint a frightening picture.According to Royals general manager Dayton Moore via Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, Ventura was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, which took place about three hours southwest of his hometown of Las Terrenas.While details...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Ladarius Green not considering retirement

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green isn’t considering hanging up his pads after an injury-riddled 2016 campaign. A day after the Steelers suffered a season-ending loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Green made it clear that his focus is on getting ready for next season. “Frustrating season, but everybody has one. I hope it’s the only one I have...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel deletes Twitter account after latest wave of criticism

Not long after he offered Donald Trump free advice on how to deal with Twitter trolls, Johnny Manziel decided he no longer wanted to deal with them himself. On Monday afternoon, Manziel deactivated his Twitter account. The decision, which we doubt lasts very long, came less than an hour after he was mocked for tweeting at Trump and encouraging the president to ignore negative commentary...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown snubbed media after loss to Patriots

Antonio Brown was fined by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week for his infamous locker room video, and his wallet could be taking another hit in the near future for a totally different reason.Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted after the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night that Brown left the visitors locker room at Gillette Stadium without fulfilling his media obligations...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Michigan will hold spring football practice in Rome

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverine football program will leave no corner of the world untouched.The school announced Monday that they will be traveling to Rome, Italy in April for a week of spring practice. The trip will also include educational aspects, and a scrimmage will be open to the Italian public.“We were looking to provide our student-athletes with a great educational, cultural...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Westbrook laughs at question about having to contain Gobert

Russell Westbrook’s pettiness levels continue to be sky-high.Speaking with reporters at shootaround ahead of Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard laughed off a question suggesting that the team needed to contain Jazz center Rudy Gobert. In fairness, it’s a very legitimate question. Gobert is a frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year and...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas wants to see Patriots stick it to Goodell

At least one NFL player is rooting for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI for one specific reason.Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas wants to see the Patriots win just to get the visual of commissioner Roger Goodell handing the Lombardi Trophy to quarterback Tom Brady, which would put a bow on Deflategate. One has to wonder if Thomas isn’t alone in thinking this...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: ‘I feel like I’m the best player in the world’

What he lacks in height, Isaiah Thomas more than makes up for in confidence.In a podcast interview with Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer on Monday, the Boston Celtics point guard wasn’t shy about his belief in his own abilities.“Not to be cocky, but I feel like I’m the best player in the world,” the 5-foot-9 Thomas said. “That’s just the work I put in, and if you don’t feel like that...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Browns asked Deshaun Watson to play in Senior Bowl

The Cleveland Browns apparently wanted to get a first chance to take a close look at Deshaun Watson. According to Peter King of MMQB, the Browns asked Watson to play in the Senior Bowl, which likely would have put him on the South team coached by Cleveland coach Hue Jackson and his staff. The Clemson quarterback was unmoved by the request and declined to play in the game, passing...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Manziel gives Trump advice on dealing with Twitter trolls

Johnny Manziel has said he is working on cleaning up his image and reviving his football career, but the former Cleveland Browns quarterback is not too busy to hand out free advice to the new president of the United States.On Monday, Manziel had some words of encouragement for Donald Trump: Johnny Manziel giving Donald Trump advice on dealing with the haters? Welcome to 2017, folks...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Brady talks about his relationship with Matt Ryan

It turns out Super Bowl quarterbacks Tom Brady and Matt Ryan keep in touch off the field.Brady, the Patriots’ quarterback told WEEI on Monday that he texts Atlanta’s Ryan on a regular basis during the season.“We’ve kind of kept in touch over the years,” Brady said Monday, via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “I’m always sending him texts over the course of the season and vice versa. I have a...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Bell's tweet about Patriots from 2013 brings some laughs

If Le’Veon Bell was confident that his team could beat the New England Patriots heading into the AFC Championship Game Sunday night, his opinion of Tom Brady must have changed at some point in the past four years.Just months before he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2013, Bell was enjoying the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. The former...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rodgers bemoans Packers' failure to secure home field

The Green Bay Packers were eliminated from the playoffs on the road for the third consecutive season, and Aaron Rodgers thinks that’s a factor in their postseason failures.Rodgers bemoaned the team’s slow start that cost them the opportunity to host more playoff games at home, where Lambeau Field’s advantages are pronounced during winter.“If this has taught us anything, it’s how...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Brady shouts out backup QBs in hilarious Instagram post

Tom Brady lit up the stat sheet in his team’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game, but the three-time Super Bowl MVP does not want people to forget about the little guys that helped the New England Patriots get to where they are. On Monday, Brady gave his backup quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett some love with a hilarious reference from the...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

James Harrison has no plans to retire

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison intends to return for 2017. Harrison confirmed after Sunday’s AFC Championship loss that he feels good and wants to continue playing. “I’m not done,” the linebacker told reporters after the game, via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison retired for less than a month in 2014, and despite the fact that he’ll be 39 in May...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Dennis Harrison, ‘die hard’ Patriots fan, got drunk and pulled fire alarm

The New England Patriots may have gotten a little help on Sunday from a 25-year-old man who pulled a fire alarm at the hotel where the Pittsburgh Steelers were staying. In the least shocking news of the year, that man has admitted he is a “die hard” fan.According to a police report, East Boston’s Dennis Harrison said at the time of his arrest that he knew where the Steelers were...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Steelers did not prepare for flea flicker Patriots have used before

There are many reasons the Patriots dominated the Steelers in the AFC Championship Sunday night, but one of the most obvious was the coaching mismatch. Pittsburgh looked unprepared throughout much of the game, and we know of at least one play Mike Tomlin failed to warn his players about that they got burned on.Not long after the Steelers scored their first touchdown of the night...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett compares Roger Goodell to Waldo after avoiding Foxboro

One New England Patriots player definitely noticed Roger Goodell’s rather conspicuous absences from Foxboro during the team’s playoff run. Tight end Martellus Bennett seemed less than impressed with the commissioner’s absence, getting in on a bit of trolling when questioned by the media about the crowd’s “where’s Roger?” chants. “Who’s Roger?” Bennett said initially before being...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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