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Rams will not simplify offense for Jared Goff

Don’t expect to see a simplified version of the Los Angeles Rams offense for Jared Goff’s benefit. Offensive coordinator Rob Boras said that the offense would be tinkered with for Goff’s debut, but not dumbed down. “It’s the same amount of plays, the same package,” Boras said, via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN. “We trust with where he is mentally.” Quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke said...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bart Scott blasts Ray Lewis over questioning Flacco’s leadership

Ray Lewis made headlines this week when he criticized Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for not being passionate about the game of football, and another former player who was teammates with both Lewis and Flacco feels the retired linebacker stepped out of line. Bart Scott, who was with the Ravens during Flacco’s rookie season in 2008, unloaded on Lewis during a chat with Gio...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Braves focused on trying to acquire Chris Sale

The Atlanta Braves have already added two veteran starters via free agency, but they apparently remain focused on making an even bigger splash in the trade market. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is the main focus of the Braves, and they remain in contact with Chicago about a deal. Sale would have a very large price tag...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kuechly gives thumbs up in Instagram post, says he is fine

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was carted off the field during Thursday night’s win over the New Orleans Saints, but fortunately it appears he avoided any type of serious injury. On Friday morning, fellow linebacker Thomas Davis shared a photo on Instagram that showed Kuechly giving the thumbs up. Davis said Kuechly wants everyone to know he is “doing fine.” ...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers has reportedly not spoken to family in two years

Aaron Rodgers saw much of his private life become public when his younger brother Jordan appeared on the latest season of “The Bachelorette” earlier this year. During the time the show aired, we learned that Aaron has a strained relationship with his brother and immediate family. Apparently that is putting it lightly. In his feature about Rodgers and his unique style of leadership...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Mora files for divorce from wife Shannon

Jim Mora and his wife Shannon announced back in June that they had separated, and the UCLA football coach has officially filed for divorce. According to court documents obtained by TMZ this week, Mora is citing irreconcilable differences in the filing. Jim and Shannon have four kids together, and Jim is seeking joint custody of the two children who are under age 18. TMZ notes that...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Saban fires back at critics of using former players in practice

Some college football coaches — ahem, Brian Kelly, ahem — have complained about Alabama inviting former star players to practice with the team this season and simulate upcoming opponents. Not surprisingly, Nick Saban doesn’t want to hear it. During his weekly radio show on Thursday, Saban spoke about the Tide using former quarterback Blake Sims to play the role of Texas A&M...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis questions Joe Flacco's passion for football

No member of the sports media knows more about Joe Flacco than Ray Lewis, who was teammates with the Baltimore Ravens quarterback for five seasons and won a Super Bowl with him. So when Lewis questions how much Flacco actually cares about football, it’s worth mentioning. During an appearance on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak For Yourself” Thursday, Lewis was asked about the rough season...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Puma defends voting Daniel Murphy first for MVP

The only thing to come between Kris Bryant and a unanimous NL MVP award was Mike Puma. Puma, who writes for the New York Post, voted Daniel Murphy first in NL MVP voting. Murphy was second on 11 ballots and third on 10, just like the Dodgers’ Corey Seager. But Puma, unlike most of his comrades, thought Murphy was the most deserving of the MVP award. He did not shy away from his...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland writer John Hickey voted Mike Trout 7th for MVP

Mike Trout won the 2016 AL MVP award, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced on Thursday. The honor marks the second of Trout’s career, although I’ll argue it should be his fourth (yes – he deserved in 2012 and 2013 over Miggy). Trout won the award over Mookie Betts, who finished second. Trout received 19th 1st-place votes, 8 second-place votes and 356 points overall...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Kuechly emotional, evaluated for concussion

Luke Kuechly was emotional while being carted off the field following an injury suffered during the Panthers’ game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. Kuechly helped make a tackle of Tim Hightower on a first down run with around five minutes left in the game. The Panthers linebacker was down on the field immediately and received medical attention. As he was loaded...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Chad Kelly featured in alleged blunt-rolling photo

For the second time this year, a top Ole Miss football player has been caught up in a scandal involving a photo with seeming marijuana use. This one involves Chad Kelly. A Twitter user named Hudson Wright shared a photo on Twitter Thursday that appears to be a screenshot from Snapchat showing the Ole Miss QB at a table where marijuana was seemingly present. The Snapchat user who...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pouncey re-aggravates hip injury, could miss time

The Miami Dolphins are concerned about the status of center Mike Pouncey for the team’s game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Pouncey pulled himself out of Wednesday’s practice because his hip was bothering him, and he did not practice on Thursday. The Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley says Pouncey’s availability for Sunday’s game is “in doubt” because of the hip issue. Pouncey...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick reportedly agrees to four-year deal with Astros

The Houston Astros aren’t playing around this offseason. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Thursday, the Astros have agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with free agent outfielder Josh Reddick, pending a physical. Sources: Astros have agreed to a deal with free agent outfielder Josh Reddick, pending a physical. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 17...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros acquire Brian McCann from Yankees

The Brian McCann era has come to a swift end in The Big Apple. The Astros announced on Thursday that they have acquired the seven-time All-Star catcher from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. The #Astros have acquired C Brian McCann from the Yankees in exchange for RHP Albert Abreu and RHP Jorge Guzman. — Houston Astros...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson: Kings don’t take shootarounds seriously

It’s well-known by now that the basketball culture in Sacramento could use some work, and Kings point guard Ty Lawson is now giving us our latest reminder of that much. After a 110-105 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday dropped the Kings to 4-8 on the season, Lawson expressed his frustration with the lackadaisical nature of the team, including during shootarounds. “Shootarounds...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Reason Jets are reluctant to switch to backup QB revealed

There may be a reason that New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has avoided naming a starting quarterback that isn’t simply related to their upcoming bye week. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there is some concern within the Jets organization that naming Bryce Petty the starting quarterback now would cause some of the team’s veteran players to check out mentally...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder interested in Rudy Gay

Could the Oklahoma City Thunder be Rudy Gay’s golden ticket out of Sacto? According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Thursday, the Thunder are interested in “bigger wings” including Gay. The logic goes that such an acquisition would allow OKC to slide everybody down to their intended spots with Victor Oladipo moving into a bench role and Andre Roberson going back to defending...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones says he has not considered possibility of Tony Romo leaving Cowboys

Will Tony Romo be a Dallas Cowboy in 2017? As far as owner Jerry Jones is concerned, the answer is yes. Jones said Thursday that he feels it is “tenable” to roster both Romo and Dak Prescott in 2017, and that he hasn’t considered not having Romo on the team after the season, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. Jones also believes Romo can remain a top quarterback capable of winning...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Von Miller seemingly addresses sex tape scandal on Instagram

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller seemingly addressed the sex tape scandal he has found himself wrapped up in with a post on social media Thursday. Miller, who is wrapped up in a legal battle with a woman who allegedly filmed him during sex on vacation in Cancun, wrote a cryptic message on Instagram about “karma.” I believe in God, luck, fate and I believe in karma...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Green wants Defensive Player of the Year Award ‘bad’

Widely heralded as one of the Association’s most versatile defensive specimens, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is looking to change the fact that he’s still without a Defensive Player of the Year Award in his trophy case. In a recent interview with Chris Haynes of ESPN, Green wasn’t shy about his individual goal for this season. “That’s something that I want to win...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle implies Pirates gauging interest in McCutchen

The Pittsburgh Pirates are giving more hints that Andrew McCutchen’s time with the franchise could be coming to a close. Manager Clint Hurdle admitted Wednesday that the club had to do their due diligence on listening to potential offers for players who have a year or two left on their contracts, as McCutchen does. “I’ll take it one day at a time,” Hurdle said of McCutchen’s future...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods spotted trying out TaylorMade club

Tiger Woods is aiming to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge next month, and it will be interesting to see what his choice of equipment is. With Nike having announced this year that it will no longer manufacture golf clubs and balls, Woods is likely shopping around for some new sticks. Earlier this week, PGA golfer Will Wilcox shared a video on Snapchat that showed...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles has had two knee surgeries in past month

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Monday, which marks the second such procedure he has had this month. As Adam Teicher of ESPN.com notes, the surgery Charles had Monday was on his left knee. The 29-year-old had his right knee scoped earlier this month. Charles will turn 30 in December, and it is starting to sound like we may not see...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins make Kenley Jansen top free agent target

The Miami Marlins are aiming high with their top free agent target. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins have made reliever Kenley Jansen their top target in free agency. With the team’s issue being their rotation and a lack of quality starting pitching available on the free agent market, the Marlins are considering creating something of a “super pen” to compensate...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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