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Rams coach Fisher gets earful from mom for HBO "Hard Knocks" language

A downside to appearing on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” is the fact that your mother can watch, and she can hear everything you say. Rams coach Jeff Fisher found that out the hard way when his own mother called him to have a word with him over some unsavory language he used during last week’s episode. “I got one of these yesterday, ‘Jeffrey!'” Fisher said Thursday, via Steve Dilbeck of...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL RB Jahvid Best finishes 7th in 100m sprint heat

Former Cal and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best finished seventh in his 100m sprint heat at the Rio Olympics on Saturday and will not advance to the semis, though he can now say he has reached the world-class level in two sports. Best, who last played in the NFL in 2011, was competing as a sprinter for Saint Lucia, the Caribbean island where his father is from. He ran in a...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon to be released by Nationals

Jonathan Papelbon's time in Washington appears to be coming to an end. The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes says the Nationals told Papelbon they planned to designate him for assignment, and the closer responded by asking for his outright release to speed up the divorce: Nationals came to Papelbon, told him they were planning to DFA him because they needed a roster spot, could...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

American Ashton Eaton responds to critics of his Canada hat

Ashton Eaton felt the need to defend himself via Twitter on Friday night after being criticized for wearing a Canada hat to support his wife. Eaton is an American decathlete from Portland, Ore. who won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 2012 London Olympics. He is married to Canadian track and field star Brianne Theisen-Eaton, whom he met at the University of Oregon where they...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Derek Carr plays water boy and gets blown off (Video)

Derek Carr played his courtesy two series at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their first preseason game Friday against the Arizona Cardinals. Then he turned into the team’s water boy and had a funny moment when he was left hanging. The former Fresno State QB decided to bring a couple cups of water over in the fourth quarter and offered one to rookie Connor Cook. Cook was...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Cody Kessler explains his Dan Orlovsky blunder

Cody Kessler was mocked for pulling a Dan Orlovsky and running out of the back of the end zone without realizing it, but it turns out the man has a pretty good excuse for doing so. Kessler was 2-of-2 for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Cleveland Browns’ 17-11 loss to the Packers on Friday night. Though the former USC QB produced the team’s only touchdown, he did have the embarrassing...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Katie Ledecky wins gold in 800m freestyle by 11 seconds

Heading into Friday, Katie Ledecky had already claimed two individual gold medals at the Rio Olympics. In the women’s 800m freestyle final, she put on one of the more dominating performances you’ll ever see in the pool for her third. Not only did the 19-year-old win the gold medal in world record time, she finished over 11 seconds ahead of Jazz Carlin, who took home the silver....
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul George expresses concern after close win over Serbia

Paul George expressed concern after the U.S. narrowly escaped Serbia with a 94-91 win at the Rio Olympics on Friday. Though the U.S. is 4-0 in pool play, consecutive close calls over Australia and Serbia has George thinking about what the Americans need to do differently. “We just got to start getting some movement. We’re relying on our natural talent so much, it’s so easy to guard...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackson says millennial-style coaching helped lead to Fisher’s firing

While Derek Fisher was never really fit to be a head coach in the NBA, it was still surprising to see Knicks president Phil Jackson pull the plug on one of his disciples so quickly. Apparently, a difference of opinion in coaching approach helped lead to Fisher’s dismissal. In the latest installment of The Phil Jackson Chronicles with Charley Rosen of Today’s Fastbreak, Jackson cited...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski shouts out Aly Raisman on Twitter

After the London Olympics four years ago, the Boston media was trying to push Massachusetts native Aly Raisman to date another famous athlete in the city. This time around they won’t even have to play matchmaker. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took care of that by shouting out Raisman via Twitter on Friday: Congrats @Aly_Raisman on all your accomplishments in Rio...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Brianne Theisen-Eaton has crazy tan lines

Brianne Theisen-Eaton is a contender to win the gold medal in the women’s heptathlon at the Rio Olympics. The Canadian track and field star competed in the first four events of the heptathlon on Friday, placing sixth in the 100m hurdles and fifth in the high jump. It was during the high jump that we noticed Brianne Theisen-Eaton has some crazy tan lines because she’s used to wearing...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Harper has been playing through shoulder injury for months

Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper is batting a putrid .134/.259/.209 since the All-Star break, and now we may know the reason why. According to a report by Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated on Friday, the Washington Nationals outfielder has been playing through a right shoulder injury for the last two months. The injury is said be affecting “the area at the top and back of his shoulder...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets demote Michael Conforto in roster shakeup

Things have not been going well for the New York Mets recently, and Michael Conforto has become a casualty of their struggles. The Mets sent the young outfielder to AAA Las Vegas on Friday a day after Terry Collins went off on his team for their poor play. Conforto back to Vegas. Lugo up. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 12, 2016 Conforto has struggled mightily since the All...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig claims to not know how to really use Snapchat

Yasiel Puig made headlines earlier this week after recording himself on Snapchat partying with his Triple-A teammates following a loss on Monday. Now the Cuban outfielder claims he really doesn’t know how to use the social media app. Puig, who is currently with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, spoke with the media Friday about the controversy. Yasiel Puig said he really didn't know...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Brendan Dassey at WrestleMania – fans making demands

Fans of Netflix program “Making a Murderer” are going nuts on the ‘net Friday after hearing the news that the murder conviction for Brendan Dassey was overturned by a federal judge. Dassey was imprisoned after being convicted along with his uncle of homicide in the death of a photographer in 2005. Dassey later claimed he was coerced into making a confession — and the whole case...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals coaches have tried to bait defensive players during camp to teach discipline

It’s fair to say that the Cincinnati Bengals saw their season end prematurely because their players, particularly Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict, couldn’t keep their cool in the biggest moments. The team’s coaching staff is already hard at work trying to change that. Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther understands that the team needs to maintain its edge while not crossing...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick being hampered by arm fatigue

Here’s a development that certainly isn’t going to help Colin Kaepernick stave off Blaine Gabbert for the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback job. 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said on Friday that Kaepernick is suffering from arm fatigue and is being limited in practice ahead of Sunday’s preseason opener against the Houston Texans, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Colin Kaepernick...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Hope Solo blasts Sweden as ‘bunch of cowards’ after loss

If anyone was going to speak out after the U.S. lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals at the Olympics on Friday, you knew it would be Hope Solo. And boy, did she ever speak out. The USWNT goalkeeper blasted Sweden after the US lost to them on penalty kicks for playing like a “bunch of cowards.” Solo specifically felt Sweden’s style of play for the game was cowardly. Full Hope Solo...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Messi confirms he will return to Argentina national team

Lionel Messi’s retirement from international soccer did not last long. Messi confirmed on Friday that he will continue to make himself available for selection to the Argentina national team. “I see that there are a lot of problems in Argentina football and I don’t want to create more,” Messi said in a statement, via ESPN FC. “I don’t want to cause harm, on the contrary, my goal...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Morgan, Press miss as USWNT loses to Sweden in shootout

For the first time since women’s soccer was introduced to the Olympics at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, the U.S. will not be playing for the gold medal. In fact, the Americans won’t be winning any medals at all. The USWNT was stunned by Sweden in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio 4-3 on penalty kicks to get eliminated from the event. The two sides were tied 1-1 in...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Malone still won’t wear purple even years after Kings firing

Mike Malone sure doesn’t forget. In an appearance on ESPN’s The Lowe Post Podcast on Thursday, Malone revealed that he still does not wear purple to this day after his dismissal as Sacramento Kings head coach in 2014 and has also instructed his family members to do the same. “I have not (worn purple),” Malone said. “And what I really love about that is that it’s my wife’s favorite...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte guarantees that Michael Phelps will compete in Tokyo 2020

It is widely believed — and stated by the man himself — that Rio 2016 will be Michael Phelps’s final Olympics. Ryan Lochte doesn’t think so. In two separate interviews on Friday, Lochte predicted that he’d be seeing Phelps in Tokyo in 2020. First, Lochte went as far as to guarantee on the Today Show that Phelps isn’t finished as a competitive swimmer. “I guarantee he will be there...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Sweden nearly screwed by offside call late in match against US

The officials working Friday’s Olympic women’s soccer quarterfinal match between Sweden and the United States appeared to rob Sweden of a goal late in extra time with an offside call. Lotta Schelin scored a goal toward the end of the second extra time period that was disallowed when the flag went up. If you freeze the play, it looked like she was well onside. The photo on the right...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Braves want Matt Kemp to lose weight

As the Atlanta Braves figure out what to do with their new addition in Matt Kemp, they know one thing: he needs to drop a few pounds. The Braves and Kemp both reportedly agree that the outfielder needs to lose some weight during the offseason, according to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. Atlanta believes that for Kemp to get close to his prime self again, he needs to get back...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals reportedly considering Carlos Gomez trade

Could a return to the NL Central be in the cards for Carlos Gomez? According to a report by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, the Cardinals will explore the situation of the exiled Astros outfielder to see if he might be a good fit for them. #Cardinals will explore Carlos Gomez's situation and whether he's a fit, can help. No indication they'll make a...
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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