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Blue Jays reportedly have interest in Andrew McCutchen

Could Andrew McCutchen still be on the move? While the Pittsburgh Pirates have publicly sought to cool the trade rumors surrounding the outfielder, some teams are reportedly still interested in trading for McCutchen, including the Toronto Blue Jays. GM Neal Huntington recently said it was likely #Pirates would keep McCutchen. But #BlueJays are among several clubs with interest...
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December 24, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James delivered $1.3 million to winners of game show (Video)

LeBron James personally delivered over one million dollars in cash to a family and the reaction was just as you would expect it to be. James is one of the executive producers of a game show that airs on NBC called “The Wall.” During the premiere episode, an Akron, Ohio couple won $1.3 million. They received their winnings from none other than the James himself. The four-time NBA...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets feared Todd Bowles suffered heart attack, but he did not

The New York Jets initially feared that head coach Todd Bowles suffered a heart attack when he began experiencing chest pains on Friday, but it was later determined that the coach did not suffer one, according to a report. Bowles, 53, did not travel with the Jets to New England for Saturday's game against the Patriots, and it his availability to coach in the game is not currently...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Vikings team plane slides off runway, gets stuck

Weather conditions contributed to a less than pleasant experience for those on the Minnesota Vikings’ team plane on Friday. The Vikings were on their way to Green Bay ahead of Saturday’s game against the Packers when they encountered an unfortunate incident after landing at Appleton International Airport. On Friday evening, a post appeared on the Vikings’ Twitter account saying...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistons to retire Rip Hamilton’s jersey

The Detroit Pistons are one step closer to having the entire starting five from their 2004 title team up in the rafters. The team announced on Friday that they will be retiring the No. 32 jersey of three-time All-Star shooting guard Richard “Rip” Hamilton on February 26 against the Boston Celtics. OFFICIAL: The #Pistons will honor and retire @ripcityhamilton's jersey on February...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Olivier Vernon reportedly gifted Giants with $150K worth of cognac for Christmas

Olivier Vernon sure makes for one helluva Santa Claus. According to a report by Dan Duggan of NJ.com on Friday, the New York Giants defensive end spent over $150,000 on unique Christmas gifts for the entire team: personalized bottles of Louis XIII Cognac. Vernon gifted every one of his teammates and coaches (plus other members of the organization) with a bottle and had each one...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers likely to bring back Josh Hamilton on minor league deal

The gang appears to be giving it another go-around. According to a report by Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, the Texas Rangers are likely to bring back five-time All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton on a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. Hamilton, 35, returned for his second stint with Texas in 2015 but missed the entire 2016 season thanks...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Todd Bowles hospitalized with undisclosed illness, may miss next game

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles may miss Saturday’s game against the New England Patriots after being hospitalized with an illness. The Jets did not disclose the nature of the illness, saying only that the coach is in stable condition, via ESPN’s Rich Cimini. Linebackers coach Mike Caldwell will coach the team if Bowles cannot. Bowles’s situation doesn’t sound serious, and there...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jaguars receiving ‘overwhelming’ interest in coaching job

There will be no shortage of suitors for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching position. A source told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk that the Jaguars are already receiving “overwhelming” initial interest in their coaching position. There are numerous reasons for this despite the team’s struggles. Florida has no state income tax, the Jaguars have a young, talented defense, and they...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Khris Middleton is confident he will return this season

The Milwaukee Bucks are knocking on the door of the Eastern Conference playoff race, and they could get a big pick-me-up before the end of the year. Bucks forward Khris Middleton, who has been sidelined for the entire 2016-17 campaign thus far with a torn left hamstring, said earlier this week that he is confident he will be able to return this season. “I’m making good progress...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Tyrann Mathieu on injured reserve

Tyrann Mathieu’s season is officially over. The Arizona Cardinals placed Mathieu on injured reserve on Friday due to a lingering shoulder injury that has hindered him since October. Mathieu did play in ten games in 2016, but he wasn’t the same player that he was in 2015. He intercepted just one pass and collected 33 tackles, down from five interceptions and 80 tackles the year...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent: Encarnacion turned down bigger offer from Oakland

Three-time All-Star slugger Edwin Encarnacion agreed to sign with the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, but it apparently wasn’t a decision motivated solely by the money. Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, appeared on MLB Network Radio on Friday and revealed that the Oakland Athletics offered his client “[Yoenis] Cespedes-type” money, per Hazel Mae of Sportsnet. Encarnacion turned them...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: Cowboys will not rest their starters

The Dallas Cowboys have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC and don’t really have much to gain in Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions, but don’t expect them to take it easy. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 FM Friday that the team will not rest its starters. The reason is based on Jones’ learning experience from the 2007 season when the Cowboys clinched the top...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowles: Jets 'probably getting killed' if Hackenberg plays

It sounds like, despite injuries and poor play to their other quarterbacks, the New York Jets would still much rather avoid throwing Christian Hackenberg into the fire. The rookie quarterback has been buried on the depth chart all season, and coach Todd Bowles seems as if he would rather keep it that way. “It’s possible,” Bowles conceded Thursday when asked if Hackenberg might...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kordell Stewart allegedly framed by nude video

A video of Kordell Stewart naked was released on Thursday, and the video was said to be for his ex-boyfriend. Stewart’s sexuality has long been the subject of great speculation, which made the video all the more suspicious. But Black Sports Online spoke to a woman who claims the video of Stewart naked was sent to her. She says a second part of the video was just slapped onto the...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic says trade rumors did not come from him

Goran Dragic is trying to distance himself from the notion that he wants out of Miami. The Heat guard has been the subject of trade chatter, including a report from Chris Mannix on Thursday saying Dragic is open to being traded from the Heat. Dragic addressed the reports on Thursday by saying the rumor is not true and it did not come from him. “It didn’t came from me. So, that...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Farrow, Hillman to see extra carries with Gordon out

Kenneth Farrow and and Ronnie Hillman are set to get extra carries for the San Diego Chargers in Week 16 with starter Melvin Gordon ruled out. Gordon has a hip and knee injury that kept him out of Week 15 and will also force him to miss this Saturday’s game at Cleveland. Chargers have ruled out RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) for Saturday vs. Browns. Look for committee between...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Elliott gets Cowboys offensive linemen UTVs as Christmas gift

Running backs and quarterbacks buying their offensive linemen Christmas gifts is nothing new, but Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott has set the bar high for 2016. On Friday, Elliott surprised each of the Cowboys offensive linemen with a brand new UTV — or utility task vehicles. The big guys were ecstatic: Santa Zeke…gifts for the lineman pic.twitter.com/105fBguomD — Jane Slater...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers are frontrunners for Mike Napoli

With Edwin Encarnacion off the table, the market for first baseman Mike Napoli seems to be developing more quickly. According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Texas Rangers are the frontrunners for Napoli’s services. The #Rangers are now considered front runners to land Mike Napoli — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 23, 2016 Napoli is coming off a resurgent season in which he...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson will not play Saturday against Packers

Adrian Peterson is right back on the shelf a week after returning. Peterson will not play Saturday against the Green Bay Packers, as he is still dealing with the injury to his knee as well as a new one to his groin. The #Vikings have ruled RB Adrian Peterson out for tomorrow's game vs #Packers. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 23, 2016 The groin is new and the knee stems from...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bills’ GM refuses to give Rex Ryan a vote of confidence

A vote of confidence may be a sign that the other shoe is about to drop for many people in sports, but Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan can’t even get that. Bills general manager Doug Whaley refused to offer Ryan his backing when speaking with WGR 550. “Let’s put it this way: None of us know our future,” Whaley said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN. “Look where we are. We owe it to our fans...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews out for year with back injury

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews left Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants with what was referred to at the time as a “stinger,” but it turns out the injury was much more serious. Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced on Friday that Mathews has a herniated disk in his back and will not play in the final game of the season next week. #Eagles coach Doug...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Carroll on players skipping bowl games: ‘I don’t agree with it’

Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey have created a lot of buzz with their decisions to skip their respective teams’ bowl games, and Pete Carroll is the latest to express his disappointment in the growing trend. Carroll, a former college coach at USC, told reporters on Thursday that he understands why Fournette and McCaffrey made the choice they did but does not agree with...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Norman on not making Pro Bowl: ‘I’ve been snubbed all year’

Josh Norman considers himself to be the best cornerback in the NFL, so you might think he was shocked to learn that he was not selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team this week. As it turns out, he’s used to it. When asked on Thursday about not making the Pro Bowl, Norman went all “poor me” with his response. “I’ve been snubbed all year, why the Pro Bowl any different?” he said, via...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bush plans to play in 2017: ‘I have a lot left to give this game’

Reggie Bush has basically been a non-factor with the Buffalo Bills this season, and he will turn 32 in March. It’s fair to wonder if the veteran running back should be thinking about retirement, but he insists he is going to play in 2017. Bush, who has rushed for just five yards on 11 attempts this season, told reporters on Thursday he is just as explosive as he has ever been. ...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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