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Luke Kuechly dismisses notion of Super Bowl ‘hangover’

Both the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers look increasingly likely to miss the playoffs a year after contesting Super Bowl 50. The Panthers in particular have gone downhill in a big way, fading to 6-8 a year after a 15-1 regular season. Linebacker Luke Kuechly, however, disputes that that’s down to some sort of “Super Bowl hangover.” “Super Bowl hangover? False,” Kuechly told...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

AJ Green confirms he will play Saturday against Texans

The Cincinnati Bengals will have their Jolly Green Giant back for Week 16. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said on Thursday that he will be making his return to the field on Saturday against the Houston Texans, per Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer. #Bengals WR A.J. Green says he's playing Saturday. — Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) December 22, 2016 Green, who has been...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson has no interest in NFL comeback

Calvin Johnson still has no interest in an NFL comeback. Johnson told Michael Rothstein of ESPN that he still deals with pain from his NFL career and has no interest in a return to the gridiron. “I’m not coming back, man,” Johnson said Tuesday. “Look, man. I got stuff that’s going to hurt for the rest of my life. I got a finger that’s literally bone-on-bone. This bad boy, it gets...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Shazier posts gruesome pic ahead of game vs. Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is looking forward to playing against the division rival Baltimore Ravens this weekend, and he has a very interesting way of showing it. Shazier shared a photo on Instagram early Thursday morning that featured a pack of wolves eating their prey. It was pretty graphic: A photo posted by Ryan Shazier (@shazier) on Dec 22,...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

hh gregg, Rakeem Christmas solve the Christmas tree problem

This post is sponsored by HH Gregg Ever encounter the problem of not being able to fit all of your presents under the Christmas tree? No doubt you’ve been there before. Luckily hh gregg has teamed up with the aptly-named Syracuse alum Rakeem Christmas to create the ExtendoTree, which solves the Christmas tree presents problem. Watch the video below and head here for more on the...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Elliott believes he'd be fined for Salvation Army kettle repeat

Ezekiel Elliott was flagged for celebrating a touchdown last weekend by jumping into a Salvation Army kettle, but the NFL chose not to fine him. Even the rookie knows he probably wouldn’t get away with it a second time. In a conference call with the Detroit media on Thursday, Elliott said he believes the league would fine him if he pulled the same stunt again. Ezekiel Elliott...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin says he was ‘very close’ to going to Houston

There have been a few different stories as to how close Lane Kiffin was to getting the Houston job, but the man himself feels he was not far away. Kiffin told Evan Cohen of ESPN Radio West Palm on Tuesday that he was close with both Houston and Florida Atlantic at the same time. “Yeah, we were very close at the same time,” Kiffin said, via Nick Cole of SEC Country. “And there had...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamal Anderson jailed for violating probation

Former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson may have been fortunate to avoid criminal charges when he allegedly exposed himself at a gas station earlier this month, but that was not enough to keep him out of jail. TMZ reports that Anderson was taken into custody earlier this week after officials determined he violated the terms of his probation. Anderson had been on probation...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Former boxing champ arrested for allegedly stabbing brother

Former lightweight boxing champion Paul Spadafora was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly stabbed his brother during a dispute and then fought with police officers. In a police report obtained by Megan Guza of TribLive.com, officers say they responded to calls of a domestic violence incident at a home in Pittsburgh shortly after 6 p.m. When police arrived, they found Spadafora...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon acknowledges he is father of 1-year-old girl

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon acknowledged in court Wednesday that he is the father of a 1-year-old girl from Maple Heights, Ohio. In a hearing in juvenile court, Gordon’s attorney said the 25-year-old has accepted the results of a paternity test that was administered back in September. “He acknowledges paternity and would like to move on,” Gordon’s lawyer said, according...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Grayson Allen suspended indefinitely by Duke following latest trip

Duke announced on Thursday that star junior Grayson Allen has been suspended indefinitely in the wake of his latest tripping incident. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement that it was “unacceptable and inexcusable” for Allen to intentionally trip an Elon player during Wednesday night’s win. “We have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the incident involving Grayson Allen...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Coughlin ‘front-runner’ to be next Bills head coach

The Buffalo Bills are widely expected to fire head coach Rex Ryan at the end of the season, and there are rumblings that the team already knows who his replacement will be. According to a report from Pro Football Weekly, Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are comfortable firing Ryan after just two seasons because they are already setting their sights on Tom Coughlin becoming the...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall says thought of playing for Pats is ‘intriguing’

Brandon Marshall is signed with the New York Jets through 2017, but the team may decide that it does not want to pay a wide receiver $7.5 million in a rebuilding year. In the event that the Jets release him, many will speculate that the New England Patriots would be a perfect fit for Marshall. And it sounds like he wouldn’t hate it. In an interview with Manish Mehta of the New...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl unloads on 'user of people' Carmelo Anthony in new book

It is no secret that Carmelo Anthony was not George Karl’s favorite player during their six or so seasons together with the Denver Nuggets, but Karl has never been more candid about the relationship than he is in his new book. In the book, “Furious George,” Karl unloaded on several former Nuggets players, with Anthony taking the brunt of it. “Carmelo was a true conundrum for me...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres reportedly have interest in Jered Weaver

The San Diego Padres are looking for some starting pitching depth, and one player they reportedly have interest in is Jered Weaver. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Wednesday that the Padres are considering Weaver, who is a free agent. jered weaver is another veteran on the padres' list of pitching possibilities. also peavy, as we know. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan: I’m not looking for a head coaching job

Mike Shanahan’s name still comes up when NFL teams have head coaching vacancies, but the two-time Super Bowl winner says he is not looking for another head coaching job. Shanahan joined “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on FOX Sports Radio Wednesday and was asked about whether he would be receptive to coaching the Rams, who are looking for a coach. He tried to pump up his son, Kyle...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Tracy McGray has priceless reaction to Hall of Fame nomination (Video)

Tracy McGrady recently found out he is among the nominees for the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and his reaction to the news is priceless. Rachel Nichols explained on ESPN’s “The Jump” they received the names of the nominees of next year’s class early so they could put a show together. She then showed footage of her breaking the news to McGrady, who got emotional and was...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade calls out Bulls fans for booing: ‘We’re out here trying’

The honeymoon phase of Dwyane Wade’s return to his hometown of Chicago appears to be over. Before Wednesday’s home game against the Washington Wizards, Wade expressed his disappointment in the United Center faithful for booing the team in a 95-69 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks last Friday. “I’m an honest guy. I was very disappointed our fans booed us,” Wade said to reporters, per Vincent...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Trevor Siemian got offensive line jackets with Skittles dispenser

Quarterbacks generally get the members of the offensive line something for Christmas. Trevor Siemian combined staying warm and candy with his gift. This is, of course, Siemian’s first season as a starting quarterback in the NFL so to help make a good impression he had a little help from his friends at Skittles. 1st year as starting QB so I have to keep the tradition alive. Gifting...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Riley: Whiteside should keep complaints to himself

The Godfather always keeps his troops in line, and Hassan Whiteside is no exception to that rule. After a double overtime loss to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, Whiteside openly complained about his lack of touches down the stretch, despite finishing with 32 points on a season-high 22 shot attempts. “They say I’m the franchise player. I would think I should get more,” Whiteside...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K will not cave to those calling for Allen suspension

If you were expecting Coach K to cave to public pressure and suspend Grayson Allen for his latest trip of an opponent, then you don’t know the Duke coach. Mike Krzyzewski said after Wednesday’s win over Elon that he will handle Allen’s actions in a way he feels is proper rather than bend towards what others deem is necessary. Mike Krzyzewski on Grayson Allen punishment. Just...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Jay Williams rips ‘spoiled’ Grayson Allen

ESPN’s analysts came down hard on Grayson Allen for the junior guard’s controversial trip of an opponent during Duke’s game against Elon on Wednesday. Speaking at halftime of the Louisville-Kentucky game, the ESPN college basketball trio of Rece Davis, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg called for Coach K to take action against Allen for his trip. Williams, who played at Duke, came...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Grayson Allen blatantly trips opponent (Video)

Duke guard Grayson Allen received a technical foul on Wednesday during the Blue Devils’ game against Elon for committing a blatant trip. Allen tripped Elon’s Steven Santa Ana by the baseline in the first half and got a technical foul for it. Elon closed the half on an 11-2 run. This is the latest trip in what has been a concerning trend for Allen. He committed dirty trips against...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Malcolm Brogdon has great quote about dunking on LeBron James

Even Malcolm Brogdon himself was in awe of his poster dunk on LeBron James Tuesday night. After Milwaukee’s eventual 114-108 loss to the Cavaliers in overtime, the Bucks rookie dropped a classic line about his third quarter facial on The King. “There were a few open gaps tonight and I just tried to attack them aggressively,” Brogdon said, per Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles will not return this season for Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs were holding out hope that Jamaal Charles would return this season, but that will not be the case. The Chiefs on Wednesday designated inside linebacker Justin March-Lillard as their player to return from IR this season. March-Lillard has not played since Week 6 but had 22 tackles before then. NFL teams only get to designate one player to return from IR after...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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