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Wes Welker suspended 4 games for violating NFL PED policy

TweetAccording to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker has been suspended by the NFL for illegal substances: Filed to ESPN: Broncos WR Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2014 Welker was already sidelined while recovering from a concussion he suffered earlier...
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Cowboys to add Michael Sam to practice squad

TweetAfter failing to make the St. Louis Rams final roster Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, will reportedly be landing a spot on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad: Cowboys plan to bring Michael Sam to Dallas for a physical Wednesday, per team source. If all goes well, Sam will be a Cowboy. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2014 To be...
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Colts’ Owner Jim Irsay Gets One Year Probation

Tweet   Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay will spend one year on probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of prescription drugs. During a change of plea hearing held this morning at the Hamilton County (Ind.) courthouse, Irsay officially entered a guilty plea for one misdemeanor charge of impaired driving stemming from his arrest by Carmel police on March...
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Rams' Westbrooks got face tat to avoid working normal jobs

TweetSometimes people have strange methods to motivate themselves… St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end (no, not THAT one) Ethan Westbrooks has revealed that the reason behind his interesting placement of a tattoo was as a way to keep him focused on playing football instead of working a regular 9-5: Westbrooks was working at a Toys ‘R’ Us in Sacramento while playing football...
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Rookie Derek Carr to start in Raiders season opener

TweetThe Oakland Raiders will trot a rookie QB out as their season opener starter for the first time in team history. Monday the team confirmed that rookie second round pick Derek Carr has been named the week 1 starter for Oakland against the New York Jets in place of shaky veteran Matt Schaub. “Not an indictment on Matt Schaub, Derek Carr is mature beyond his years,” coach Dennis...
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J.J. Watt signs 6-year, $100 million extension with Texans

TweetThe Houston Texans have moved quickly to lock up one of the NFL’s premier defensive players, and have agreed to terms on a massive six-year extension with defensive end J.J. Watt. According to reports, the deal is worth up to $100 million with close to $52 million fully guaranteed. Watt still has two years left on his current deal, so the new contract will keep him with Houston...
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Chiefs, Alex Smith agree to contract extension

TweetFormer top NFL draft pick Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs worth up to $68 million. The deal also includes $45 million is guaranteed money. Smith, now 30, rebounded from being a near-bust to becoming one of the more steady starting quarterbacks in the NFL. After throwing 11 interceptions and just one touchdown as a rookie in 2005, Smith...
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NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

TweetIn light of the slap on the wrist Baltimore ravens running back Ray Rice received after a domestic violence charge earlier this year, the NFL has released a new policy that includes harsher penalties for domestic violence offenders: So the Ray Rice Fallout continues with a new domestic violence policy. Six games for 1st offense, lifetime ban for 2nd. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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Report: Cavs plan to add LeBron and Kevin Love sold Kyrie Irving on contract extension

TweetBefore the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to surprisingly land both LeBron James via free agency and Kevin Love via a blockbuster trade this summer, they were first able to keep star point guard Kyrie Irving around via a max entension. According to a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland’s long-term plan was what sold Irving on sticking around for at least five...
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Doc Rivers, Clippers Reach Agreement on Contract Extension

Tweet Los Angeles – Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers that will keep him with the team through the end of the 2019 season, the team announced Wednesday. Rivers, who joined the team last year, will continue to serve as its head coach and president of basketball operations during the duration of the deal. Terms of the extension were not disclosed...
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NFL upholds 1-year suspension for Josh Gordon

TweetAfter a lengthy appeal process, the NFL has ruled to uphold the one-year ban for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. “I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans,” Gordon said in the statement. “I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing office didn’t...
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Report: Truth of Josh Shaw’s rescue story in question

TweetEarlier, it was reported that USC Trojans defensive back Josh Shaw injured his ankles after he supposedly leapt from the second story balcony to rescue his drowning nephew. But according to a USC law school alum, Shaw was hurt while trying to escape police after a domestic dispute: Unfortunately, my sources are saying the Josh Shaw story is fake… no rescue. Still waiting on...
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USC DB Josh Shaw injures ankles while rescuing drowning nephew

TweetIf there’s any reason for a player to get injured away from the field, this would be at the top of the list. Josh Shaw, a defensive back and team captain for USC, hurt his legs after he leapt from a second story balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Here are details, courtesy of USC’s website: While attending a family social function at his cousin’s apartment in his...
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Run Your League The Right Way with CBS Fantasy Football

TweetThis is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CBS Sports for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It's that time of the year again… The time of year that many Sunday Morning couch QBs put on their general manager hats in hopes of contructing the perfect statistical football lineup. The time of year when football fans nationwide get together to create the most...
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One Man Has To Pay Up After Losing Michael Sam Sack On Johnny Manziel Bet

Tweet One man stated on twitter that he’d buy drinks for the entire world if Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel, then throw up the money sign after doing so… Well, during the fourth quarter of the Rams vs. Browns preseason game on Sunday, guess what happened? Michael Sam got around the tackle, sacked Johnny Manziel and did the money sign just like Fisher prophesied. Rams vs Browns...
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Johnny Manziel fined $12k for MNF middle finger

TweetCleveland Browns hotshot rookie turned backup quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for making an obscene gesture during the Browns Monday Night Football game earlier this week: Browns QB Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for flipping bird at Redskins bench Monday night, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2014 ESPN cameras...
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Miami Heat players join Ex-Hoosiers for Workouts in Indiana

TweetWe just had a great 3 days of getting better and going back to the basic and fundamentals of the game. Big thanks to my coach #TomCrean and his staff for opening up there home for @ud40 @norriscole @mchalmers15 #joshmcroberts and myself.. #CampIU #leadership The Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade (wearing an IU shirt), Norris Cole and Udonis Haslem, ex-IU stars Cody...
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Under Armour offer to Durant reportedly worth up to $285M

TweetAthletic apparel company Under Armour has made NBA MVP Kevin Durant quite a substantial endorsement offer, per a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Durant’s representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour...
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Report: Suns looking to trade Eric Bledsoe

TweetThe free agency stand off between restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns may be nearing an end soon. According to a report from Fox Sports 910 host Jude LaCava, the Suns are very much open to the idea of trading Bledsoe: “I’ll tell you this, and I think this is the first time it’s reported,” Jude LaCava said on Tuesday. “I do believe in my NBA...
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Former NFL referee Mike Carey declined to officiate Redskins games because of team name

TweetRetired NFL referee Mike Carey, who was one the first black referee in a Super Bowl and one of the league’s top refs for close to 20 years, recently revealed that he requested not to work Washington Redskins games due to the team’s name. “The league respectfully honored my request not to officiate Washington,” Carey said, via the Washington Post. “It happened sometime...
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Derrick Rose reportedly experiencing knee soreness

TweetDerrick Rose has shown flashes of his old self in two exhibition games for Team USA this summer, but according to reports the Chicago Bulls PG has been absent from the practice floor lately due to soreness in his surgically repaired knees. A source familiar with Rose’s condition told ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell that Rose has been bothered by knee soreness since his return...
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Browns name Brian Hoyer starting quarterback for Week 1

TweetThe Cleveland Browns have been faced with the tough decision of naming a starter between veteran Brian Hoyer and hot-shot rookie first round QB Johnny Manziel. Early Wednesday, the Browns announced that they have chosen the start Hoyer in week 1 vs. the Steelers. “He was the clear leader from the beginning,” coach Mike Pettine said in a press release via NFL.com. “We...
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Steve Ballmer Put In His Two Week Notice From Microsoft

Tweet Steve Ballmer announced Today he is resigning from Microsoft’s board effective immediately. The decision comes six months after Satya Nadella succeeded Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft. “Given my confidence and the multitude of new commitments I am taking on now, I think it would be impractical for me to continue to serve on the board, and it is best for me to move off,” Ballmer...
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Statue of Kobe Bryant wrestling a black mamba appears in Taiwan

TweetI don’t really have much commentary to add that would do this statue of a naked Kobe Bryant with a giant black mamba snake draped all over him proper justice:   I’m confused and frankly terrified about what’s going on here. We get that Kobe is a huge figure overseas, but, wow. Let’s just say someone has a… vivid imagination in the way they visualize Mr. Bryant. A...
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Watch: LeBron take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on a boat

TweetCelebrities nationwide have jumped on board and taken ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral trend that raises ALS awareness and donations. The challenge requires someone to dump a bucket of ice water on themselves, post it to social media and nominate others to do the same. Cleveland Cavaliers superhero superstar LeBron James has joined a number of pro athletes and sports figures...
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