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JJ Watt runs Wildcat near goal line (Video)

The Houston Texans were desperate for anything to provide a spark in their AFC Wild-Card playoff game against the Kansas Chiefs on Saturday. They even tried to use JJ Watt on offense as their Wildcat quarterback down near the goal line. Down 13-0 to the Chiefs, the Texans had the ball inside the five. On a first-and-goal play from the two, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien decided...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Giants reportedly schedule interview with Mike Smith for head coaching job

The New York Giants head coaching job is vacant for the first time in over a decade, and the search to fill it appears to be a wide-ranging one. According to a report by NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN on Saturday, the Giants have scheduled a meeting with former Falcons head coach Mike Smith to interview for the position. Giants scheduling former Falcons' HC Mike Smith to interview...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson expected to offer Dabo Swinney new contract

Dabo Swinney sounds like he’ll be getting a raise whether he wins the national championship game or not. Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich confirmed Saturday that he will open negotiations for a new contract with Swinney after Monday night’s championship game, according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. “We’ve been in lockstep on it that we weren’t going to talk about...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles had interest in Kevin Sumlin

Kevin Sumlin may be going through some tough times at Texas A&M, but that does not mean he is not thought highly of as a coach. According to a report, at least one NFL team had interest in Sumlin for their head coaching vacancy. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Philadelphia Eagles had interest in Sumlin for their vacancy. At start of their search, #Eagles pursued #Texas...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

DeRozan: Toronto is ‘where I want to be my whole career’

Talk of DeMar DeRozan’s potential free agency has heated up this week, but the Raptors swingman says he only wants to play in Toronto. The 26-year-old has an opt out clause in his contract after the season, and he is widely expected to exercise it to take advantage of the impending salary cap hike. The Toronto Sun reported on Thursday that the Lakers have “long had interest”...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Texans' Clowney storms out of locker room after being inactive

The Houston Texans decided that Jadeveon Clowney wasn’t healthy enough to play in Saturday’s AFC Wild Card game. Clowney vehemently disagreed, and he made it pretty clear. According to ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Clowney stormed out of the locker room and completely left the stadium when he was informed that he would be on the inactive list for the game against the Chiefs. Clowney...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Caldwell’s Job Is Not Safe

Perhaps it’s time for Lions head coach Jim Caldwell to start sleeping with one eye open. According to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com on Saturday, Caldwell’s job is not safe as new Detroit general manager Bob Quinn is looking to evaluate the team’s coaching situation. A big topic of discussion on @NFLGameDay today: New #Lions GM Bob Quinn will evaluate the coaching...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals Planning To Keep Jonathan Papelbon in 2016

It appears that Jonathan Papelbon may have won the power struggle at the back of the Washington Nationals bullpen. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo hosted a conference call after trading Drew Storen to Toronto, and naturally, he was asked what the deal meant for Papelbon. Rizzo quickly went into a defense of his closer. “We make baseball trades,” Rizzo told reporters Saturday, via CSN...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Vikings will have warmer sideline in playoff game against Seahawks

The Minnesota Vikings will have a unique, inherent advantage on Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks visit Minneapolis for the NFC Wild Card Game: the warmer sideline. Temperatures for Sunday afternoon’s game are forecast to be near zero, with a wind chill that could drop as low as 20 below zero. The Winona Daily News characterized the forecast as “soul-crushingly cold." It will...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle future in question, Lynch 'made decision not to play'

Marshawn Lynch was surprisingly ruled out of Sunday’s playoff game on Friday, but it wasn’t necessarily a team decision. The Seahawks said in a statement that Lynch “felt like he couldn’t play” after practice on Friday, via ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia, which makes it sound as if Lynch pulled the plug himself. Coach Pete Carroll’s comments throughout the week support this...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland coach thinks Warriors will break wins record

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts has seen enough of the Golden State Warriors to believe that they’re going to win at least 73 games. Speaking after his team lost 128-108 to the juggernaut Warriors on Friday night, Stotts said that he believed the Warriors would surpass the 1995-96 Bulls team that went 72-10. Terry Stotts on the Warriors: "They're on pace for...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins to name Adam Gase head coach

The Miami Dolphins will reportedly name Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as their new head coach today, according to reports. Gase is expected to be introduced during a 3 p.m. news conference on Saturday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that it will be a five-year contract, and Gase will likely name Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph as his defensive...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays acquire Drew Storen from Nationals for Ben Revere

With a downright murderous batting order and a rotation that seemingly featured Cy Young winners from top to bottom, it seems as though the only Achilles heel for the Toronto Blue Jays last season was their bullpen. As the team moves forward into the 2016 campaign, they’re making for darn sure that it doesn’t happen again. On Friday, the Blue Jays acquired righty reliever Drew...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis injures back diving into stands (Video)

The Pelicans lost to the Pacers 91-86 on Friday. However, many around New Orleans were more concerned with the health of Anthony Davis instead of the final score of the game. During the first quarter, Anthony Davis tracked down a loose ball to save it and dove over the first row after doing so. Davis reached for his back walking back up the floor and would leave the game with what...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Smith will hunt Mike Mitchell when he comes back (Video)

After it initially appeared 2015 would be the final season of Steve Smith’s career, the veteran wide receiver had a change of heart and decided to return in 2016. It appears he has some unfinished business to tend to when that happens. Back in October, Smith left a game between the Ravens and Steelers with a back injury sustained when he was hit by Antwon Blake and Lawrence Timmons...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack makes AP All-Pro Team in two different positions

Oakland’s Khalil Mack earned the distinction of being the first player to be a first-team All Pro at two different positions in the same year. The versatile Mack has confounded enough voters that he was selected as both a defensive end and a linebacker, according to Shutdown Corner’s Eric Edholm. Edholm noted that voters may have been confused by the fact that the team’s official...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning admits this could be his last playoff run

Peyton Manning has admitted that the upcoming Denver playoff run could be his swan song. Manning spoke to the Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla on Thursday about the adversity he’s faced in the last year, from injuries to the recent allegations that he took HGH. After the draining season, Manning admitted that this could be it. “I’d be lying if I said I’m not thinking about that...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

George Karl calls Seth Curry the Kings’ best on-ball defender

The 15-21 Sacramento Kings are giving up 108.1 points per game (the most in the NBA) and their 105.6 defensive rating on the season ranks fifth-worst. But don’t blame any of that on guard Seth Curry. Fed up with the team’s defensive effort after Thursday’s 118-115 victory over the Lakers in which they blew a 27-point lead, Kings head coach George Karl stressed the importance...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA put a stop to John Wall’s turnover fines

John Wall won’t be paying up for his turnovers after all. Before the season, Wall divulged that as incentive for limiting his turnovers, Wall would pay assistant coach Howard Eisley $100 for every game he turned the ball over three or more times. However, the NBA heard about it and stepped in. “They squashed that early in the season,” Wall told CSNmidatlantic.com on Friday...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson: Warriors would still be undefeated if fully healthy

Klay Thompson believes the Golden State Warriors would still be undefeated if they hadn’t had to deal with some injuries. Golden State started 24-0 this season before losing at Milwaukee. In that game, the Warriors were missing Harrison Barnes, and Thompson himself was out of rhythm in his first game back after an ankle injury. “Yeah, it was frustrating, but that’s hoops...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Federal indictment: Cardinals hacked Astros’ email, accessed database during draft, trade deadline

The full federal indictment against former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa has been made public, and it contains several bombshells. The indictment claims that Correa accessed the Houston Astros player information database, known as “Ground Control,” during the 2013 MLB Draft, as well as the day of the 2013 trade deadline. It is also alleged that, after an in-depth...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

College Football Playoff director suggests ‘Star Wars’ led to low ratings

The ratings for the College Football Playoff semifinal games were a major disappointment. Apparently we can thank Luke Skywalker for that. On Friday, CFP executive director Bill Hancock spoke about the ratings being down significantly from the first ever playoff tournament. While most people blame poor scheduling because the games were held on New Year’s Eve, Hancock joked that...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers give Mike McCoy contract extension

The San Diego Chargers not only gave coach Mike McCoy a reprieve, but now they’ve given him a contact extension. General manager Tom Telesco confirmed on Friday that McCoy, whose contract was originally set to run through 2016, has been given an extension through 2017. Telesco cited stability and the fact that McCoy held things together during a trying season as reasons for the...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Former Cardinals scouting director to plead guilty in Astros hack

Former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa will reportedly plead guilty to charges stemming from the hack of the Houston Astros baseball database, according to a report. Correa, who was fired by the team in July after the allegations broke, had agreed to the guilty plea, according to Brian Costa and Devlin Barrett of the Wall Street Journal. Correa took responsibility...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Jones won’t say Cowboys want Greg Hardy back

The Cowboys seemed enthusiastic about signing Greg Hardy to a long-term extension when the defensive end recorded four sacks in his first four games with the team, but it appears things have changed in a hurry. When asked during an appearance on 1310 The Ticket if Dallas is planning to bring Hardy back next season, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones gave a very careful...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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