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Watch: Kemba Walker hits game-winner, Michael Jordan goes bonkers

TweetWednesday night, the newly-minted Charlotte Hornets picked up a win in their season opener at home thanks to a couple of big plays by Kemba Walker. First, Walker abused Brandon Knight with a killer crossover and step-back jumper: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe...
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Titans WR: Mettenberger better than Big Ben at same stage

TweetTennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been a hot topic this week. First, he was mocked for tacking pre-game selfies by J.J. Watt. Later, he was called out by his head coach for said selfies and needing to carry himself like an NFL quarterback. Wednesday wide receiver Nate Washington had something positive to say about Mettenberger, proclaiming that Mettenberger...
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Watch: Russell Westbrook beats first half buzzer with a dunk

TweetRussell Westbrook may have snatched the title of most athletic point guard in the NBA. With MVP Kevin Durant out at least a month, Westbrook will take on the role of designated gunner for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In their season opener against Portland Wednesday night, Westbrook was torching the Trail Blazers for 24 points in the first half. After Portland scored a basket...
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Jimmy Butler out 1-4 weeks with thumb injury

TweetThe Chicago Bulls will be without their best perimeter defender for their season opener Wednesday. According to reports, guard/forward Jimmy Butler will be sidelined for 1-3 weeks due to a thumb injury he suffered during the preseason. Thibodeau said Butler is out 2-4 weeks. Wow. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 29, 2014 Thibodeau backed off the 2-4 week projection for Butler...
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Watch: Kobe Bryant calls Dwight Howard ‘Soft’ and a ‘b*tch’

TweetIn Tuesday’s Lakers-Rockets game, former Laker and current Rocket resident clown Dwight Howard got mixed up with Kobe Bryant on a rebound late in the forth quarter, with Howard throwing an elbow that connected on Bryant’s chin. Kobe responded in typical Mamba fashion, telling Howard to “try me”, and calling the center “soft” and a “b*tch a** —–“. Watch: ...
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NCAA suspends Todd Gurley 2 more games

TweetGeorgia star running back Todd Gurley III has been ruled out an additional two games, per an NCAA ruling Wednesday. Gurley reportedly received over $3,000 in cash for autographing memorabilia over a two year period. He will be eligible to return November 15th against No. 3 Auburn, but will miss their next two games against Florida and Kentucky. The NCAA said Gurley’s punishment...
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Watch: Anthony Davis starts NBA season with near triple-double

TweetNew Orleans Pelicans (lol) forward/center Anthony Davis is quickly establishing himself as one of the NBA’s best players. Tuesday night, Davis filled up the stat sheet against the Orlando Magic to help validate that claim. Davis went off against the overmatched Magic front line, putting up 26 points, 17 rebounds and swatting away 9 blocks on his way to a near triple-double...
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Jose Canseco undergoes surgery after accidentally shooting finger

Tweet Former baseball star Jose Canseco is undergoing surgery after he accidentally shot his finger off in his Las Vegas home Tuesday night, his fiancée Leila Knight told the Los Angeles Times. The shooting happened about 3 p.m. while Canseco was cleaning his gun at the kitchen table. There was still a round in the chamber in the handgun because Canseco had recently visited the...
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Lakers rookie Julius Randle breaks leg in season opener

Tweet Things took an even greater turn for the worse late in the Lakers’ blowout opening night loss to the Rockets when Los Angeles rookie Julius Randle took a bad step, crumpled to the floor, and had to be carried out on a stretcher. The diagnosis from the floor, via TNT’s Rachel Nichols, was a broken right leg. Lakers coach Byron Scott after the game confirmed Randle fractured...
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College Football inaugural playoff rankings announced

TweetTuesday evening, the four teams that top the inaugural college football playoff rankings were released. As expected, the SEC dominated the rankings. Per ESPN, Mississippi State and Florida State were ranked 1 and 2 in the new system, with Auburn and Ole Miss. The four teams that top the rankings on December 7th will enter into playoff system. Two teams would face off at the...
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Paul Pierce doesn’t like this new generation of NBA stars

TweetWashington Wizards veteran forward Paul Pierce has been around for a long time. So long, that he’s bridged a couple of generations of NBA superstars. According to a recent interview, Pierce isn’t particularly found of the latest generation of the faces of the NBA. “This is a different era,” Pierce said via the Washington Post. “Guys are playing a lot more together...
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Rams acquire Mark Barron from Bucs for draft picks

TweetThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded strong safety Mark Barron, the 7th overall pick in 2012, to the St. Louis Rams: Rams traded fourth- and sixth- round picks to Buccaneers for S Mark Barron, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2014 The Rams only had to give up fourth and sixth round pick for Barron, who at one point was regarded as one of the rising...
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Champ Bailey retires from the NFL

TweetRather than return to the field this season, 12-time pro bowler Champ Bailey has decided to retire, per his agent: Despite interest from teams, Champ Bailey has decided to retire from NFL to pursue other career opportunities, agent Jack Reale said Tues. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2014 Bailey signed with the New Orleans Saints in April but was released prior...
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Ken Whisenhunt criticizes Zach Mettenberger’s selfies

TweetTennessee Titans rookie Zach Mettenberger has a lot to learn about being a starting NFL quarterback. After being named the full-time starting QB last week, Mettenberger went on a camera phone selfie spree after cutting his hair that made some question his focus. A game-day selfie Mettenberger took in the locker room prior to facign the Texans prompted J.J. Watt to mock him after...
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Police: Florida State’s Karlos Williams a suspect in domestic battery case

Tweet The Tallahassee Police Department is currently working an alleged domestic battery case involving Florida State running back Karlos Williams. “The alleged crime is an active on-going investigation and Florida Law does not allow TPD to discuss the details of any case while it is on-going,” the police department said. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday in response...
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Charles Barkley shares thoughts on Russell Wilson report

Tweet Charles Barkley hasn’t met a sensitive topic he couldn’t dig into, and now he’s speaking on what he calls a “dirty, dark secret” in the African-American community. During an interview with a Philadelphia radio station, Barkley expounded on claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn’t liked by some of his teammates in part because he wasn’t considered...
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Bills defense was ‘bummed’ that Geno Smith got benched

TweetWonder just how bad New York Jets QB Geno Smith was Sunday against the Bills before he got yanked in favor of Michael Vick? Smith was so bad, that Bills players were disappointed he got benched. From the New York Post: One member of the Bills organization told The Post: “We were bummed out when they took Geno out,’’ because the pickings were becoming too easy. “He was...
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Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras dies in car accident

Tweet St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and one of the top prospects of the past several seasons, died today in an auto accident in his native Dominican Republic, Dominican police confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Taveras’ girlfriend also died in the crash, according to police in Puerto Plata. The Dominican newspaper Listin Diario said the name of his girlfriend is Edilia...
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Steve Nash to miss 2014-2015 season with back injuries

TweetThe Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that point guard Steve Nash, currently the NBA’s oldest player, will sit out the entire 2014-2015 season due to reoccurring nerve damage in his back. “Being on the court this season has been my top priority, and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now,” Nash said. “I work very hard to stay healthy, and unfortunately...
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Pacers’ Paul George is back on the court… sort of

TweetOn Monday, video of Pacers forward Paul George getting up shots on the team’s practice court went viral. It was a welcome sight for fans desperate for a glimpse of the injured star on the court doing anything basketball related — and without a walking boot. Tuesday, George was back on the court — sort of. The Pacers star posted video on Instagram of him playing 1-on-1...
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Jeanie Buss thinks free agents that are afraid to play with Kobe are ‘losers’

TweetEarlier this week, ESPN published an article that made claims that top free agents have been reluctant to sign with the Lakers because they did not want to play with Kobe Bryant. The truth of the points made in the article are debatable. But Lakers president Jeanie Buss has some harsh words for any that may truly believe that the idea of playing with Bryant for the Lakers pushed...
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DeMarco Murray surprises Cowboys linemen with iMacs

Tweet Over the weekend, DeMarco Murray became the first running back in NFL history to rush for 100+ yards in each of the first seven games of the season. And while he receives most, if not all, the praise for accomplishing such a feat, Murray knows that he is nothing without the help of his offensive linemen. That’s why, to thank them for their hard work so far this season, the...
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Falcons Coach believes London will get NFL team soon

Tweet London, England— NFL teams have been playing regular season games in London for seven years, and every coach is asked: Will the British capital eventually get its own franchise? Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes it’s going to become a reality soon, despite the obvious time zone and travel difficulties of running a trans-Atlantic league. “There’s some logistical...
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Colts get good news on Reggie Wayne’s MRI

Tweet The Indianapolis Colts got good news Wednesday. Veteran wideout Reggie Wayne, who took a hard fall in Sunday’s 27-0 blanking of the Cincinnati Bengals, had an MRI on his bruised left elbow that revealed “nothing of significance,” according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Wayne, Pagano said, will remain day-to-day this week in anticipation of Sundays’ game against the Pittsburgh...
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Brett Favre compares Austin Davis to Tom Brady, Kurt Warner

TweetFormer Southern Miss QB Austin Davis has come out of virtually nowhere and played at a high level for the St. Louis Rams. Davis has played so well, that he’s impressed the only other Southern MIss QB to play well in the NFL. While speaking with ESPN’s Ed Werder Wednesday, future Hall fo Famer Brett Favre raved about Davis’ ability and future in the league. “Austin can...
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