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RG3 to be held out 1-2 weeks after doctor changes mind

By Larry Brown The Washington Redskins have reversed course and decided to hold Robert Griffin III out of this weekend’s preseason game because of his concussion. Upon further review by neuropsychologists, RGIII to be held out from gameplay this week & rested 1 to 2 weeks before returning to action. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 28, 2015   On Thursday...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ballmer declines $60M/yr TV deal, could start streaming

By Darryn Albert In case you weren’t aware, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer isn’t just merely an ebullient ball of enthusiasm that passionately rallies his troops by sweating through dress shirts, screaming out “HARDCORE” at the top of his lungs, and dancing boisterously to Fergie songs. The former Microsoft CEO also brings to the table a ton of innovative business...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vernon Adams named starting quarterback for Oregon Ducks

Vernon Adams wasted no time claiming the starting quarterback job at Oregon. The graduate transfer was listed as the starter when the Ducks’ depth chart for the season opener against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5 was released Friday. Oregon's first depth chart pic.twitter.com/Pw0QYksZe1 — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) August 28, 2015 The funny twist to the story is that Adams...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley on ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

By Steve DelVecchio The first agent Charles Barkley ever had when he entered the NBA was Lance Luchnick. If Luchnick knew what was good for him, he would continue to stay as far away from Barkley as possible. Barkley went on “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday and discussed taking money from agents while in college. That led to a discussion about the first agent he ever had when...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

By Darryn Albert That’s former NBA All-Star Josh Howard to you! As if the news of Greg Oden finding a new basketball home and the Lakers trying to coax Yi Jianlian into coming back to his old one wasn’t enough, it looks like the ghosts of 2007 have returned to haunt us even further this offseason. According to a report on Thursday by Dwain Price of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Florio ‘begged’ NFL for actual Deflategate numbers before Super Bowl

NFL officials were so intent on not correcting the false Deflategate report that helped shape the coverage of the scandal that they turned down at least one “begging” reporter who was seeking the truth. During an appearance on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan Show” Friday morning, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk described the Deflategate investigation as a “prosecution”...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Schaub calls Ronda Rousey hypocrite for criticizing Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey managed to keep her love life under wraps for a long time, but the gossip is slowly starting to trickle out with the help of people like her ex-boyfriend Brendan Schaub. We learned a couple of weeks ago that Schaub, an ex-football player turned MMA fighter, used to be in a relationship with Rousey that he did not enjoy for very long. Shortly after that, Jenna Webb,...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson clarifies that Recovery Water did not help heal concussion

Russell Wilson took a lot of heat earlier this week for going overboard while endorsing a beverage brand. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback made the absurd implication that drinking Recovery Water was the reason he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. On Friday, Wilson backtracked on his over-the-top sales pitch — sort of. “I...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarah Palin rips ESPN on Curt Schilling suspension

By Steve DelVecchio One of America’s most beloved Republicans has taken a stance against the way one of America’s other favorite Republicans was punished by his employer for a recent tweet. In a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday, Sarah Palin defended Curt Schilling and his recent tweet about radical Muslims. (Editor’s note: Yeah, I was kidding about the whole “beloved”...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather to Ronda Rousey: ‘Big bank take little bank’

You can say a lot of negative things about Floyd Mayweather Jr., but the one thing he will never sit back and listen to is someone questioning his bank account. Because of that, the ongoing feud between Mayweather and Ronda Rousey rages on. Earlier this week, Rousey fired more shots at Mayweather when she pointed out that she makes more money than him per second with her fights...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III is hilariously injury prone in Madden 16

By Steve DelVecchio The latest edition of the Madden video game series was released earlier this week, and “Madden NFL 16” could be even more realistic than all of its predecessors. Anyone who has played the new game with Robert Griffin III can tell you why. As Scott Allen of DC Sports Bog noted, it would appear that RG3 is incredibly injury prone in “Madden NFL 16....
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Playboy model Lindsey Pelas wants a piece of JJ Watt

by Larry Brown JJ Watt is a man in demand. Even one of the hottest girls on Instagram wants a piece of him. Model Lindsey Pelas, who has posed for Playboy, was spotted by TMZ at LAX recently. The cameraman noted the model’s Dodgers cap and asked whether she thought any of the players were cute. Pelas then used that as an opportunity to mention her crush on Watt, who she acknowledged...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez falls down trying to hit Aroldis Chapman pitch

Gordon Dixon Aroldis Chapman is one of the hardest throwers in Major League Baseball, routinely hitting triple digits. In fact, MLB.com has a filter named after him on its Statcast Leaderboard of fastest pitches thrown this season. When stepping into the batter’s box against Chapman, there’s a good chance you’re going to see his trademark blistering fastball. Based on his...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ronda Rousey’s last fight topped 900,000 PPV buys

By Larry Brown Ronda Rousey has proven once again that she is the biggest star in the UFC. MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer reports that Rousey’s fight against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 is estimated to have done over 900,000 pay-per-view buys. UFC 190 is the third UFC event of the year to go over 800,000 buys, according to Meltzer. What makes the figures especially impressive...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets make ‘Play of the Year’ on 1-3-1 putout (Video)

The New York Mets pulled off what’s being called the “Play of the Year” after recording a wild 1-3-1 putout in Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeff Francouer was batting in the 10th and hit a comebacker to Carlos Torres. The ball ricocheted off Torres’ leg/foot to first baseman Daniel Murphy, who dove for a backhanded stop, then made a no-look toss to...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Mortensen denies being played by NFL source about Deflategate, says Krafts apologized to him

Chris Mortensen denies that he was played by an NFL source regarding Deflategate, even though his initial report — which later proved to be false — helped kick the scandal into high gear and made the Patriots look a lot worse than the true numbers actually indicated. Mort’s original report shortly after the AFC Championship Game stated that 11 of 12 Patriots’ footballs checked...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Gore calls Andrew Luck ‘football God’

By Gordon Dixon Now a member of the Colts, Frank Gore is getting his first opportunity to share a backfield with Andrew Luck. It appears Gore is enjoying working with his new quarterback. Earlier this month, Gore was complimentary of Luck’s ability to command a huddle during an interview with NFL Network, slighting former teammate Colin Kaepernick in the process. On Wednesday...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett missed Texans practice after oversleeping

By Larry Brown Ryan Mallett missed Houston Texans practice on Thursday, three days after he was beat out for the starting quarterback job by Brian Hoyer. No reason was given for Mallett’s absence, though head coach Bill O’Brien did say the former Arkansas QB was expected to be at practice on Friday. Now we know what happened. According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Martavis Bryant reportedly failed multiple marijuana tests

By Larry Brown Martavis Bryant was suspended four games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, reports said Thursday. Now we’re learning what led to the violation. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver failed multiple marijuana tests. #Steelers WR Martavis Bryant’s looming 4-game suspension is for multiple...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James gives shout out to writer recovering from surgery

By Larry Brown LeBron James went above and beyond again when he sent a shout out to NBA reporter Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday, a day after the writer underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his colon. Here is the tweet sent by the four-time league MVP: Wishing JZ-one of the good dudes I work with a safe and healthy recovery from surgery. See you at camp Champ! — LeBron James...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. recreates famous rookie card in new Macklemore video

Seattle-based rap artist Macklemore has been known to dabble in the local sports scene from time to time. From celebrating in the Seahawks’ locker room after the NFC Championship Game and “Can’t Hold Us” becoming the rallying cry of the 12th Man to donning a Mariners jersey and honoring late broadcaster Dave Niehaus in the video for “My Oh My.” But with Thursday’s...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech under scrutiny over fine system for football players

By Larry Brown Virginia Tech’s football program is under scrutiny for imposing an apparent fine system as discipline for its players. The system came to light on Wednesday night when Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster told the media they would look into fining players. “We’re going to look at doing that. Some people got in trouble for getting up and punishing people...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA legend Darryl Dawkins dies at 58- remembering his best moments

The NBA family suffered a major loss on Thursday with the news that legendary rim-wrecker Darryl Dawkins suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age of 58. One of the biggest stars of the immediate post-merger era, Dawkins played 14 seasons in the NBA, averaging 12.0 points per game and 6.1 rebounds on 57.2 percent shooting from the field. He was the first player in league...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden did not like media calling him ‘fat ass’ (Video)

Jay Gruden does not appreciate you picking on him over his weight. The Washington Redskins coach was asked at a media session on Thursday whether the criticism from the press bothers him. He admitted that he does read and listen to some of what is written about the team. “I listen to it a little bit,” Gruden admitted. “I read some articles and listen. I have to kind of be...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kyrie Irving might not play until January

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been notably tentative in bringing along star point guard Kyrie Irving from a fractured left kneecap suffered in last June’s NBA Finals. But now their caution may be bordering on the extreme. According to a report by Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer published on Thursday, Irving’s recovery is progressing well, but he is unlikely to be ready...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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