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Cowboys release Michael Sam

TweetIt’s not often that a practice squad player getting released makes headlines but given the nature of the player, this one warrants (a little) attention. The Dallas Cowboys have released rookie defensive end Michael Sam, who in May became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL franchise. Sam was selected late in the 7th round by the St. Louis Rams then released...
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Kevin Durant has no intentions of rushing back from broken foot

TweetReigning NBA MVP and Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot a week ago that will sideline at least for the first month of the season. The injury was blow to the Thunder’s chances of returning to the NBA Finals, but don’t expect Durant to be in a huge hurry to get back to the court. “Nah, I’m not going to rush it all....
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Watch: Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose put on a show in point gurad duel

TweetPrior to his knee injuries in recent seasons, Derrick Rose was regarded as the NBA’s best young point guard. With Rose missing virtually all of the past two season, Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving has wrestled that claim away from Rose. Monday evening, the two All-Stars went head-to-head for just the second time in their careers, and the matchup did not dissapoint. Rose...
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Floyd Mayweather posts rare picture of a losing bet

TweetPound-for-pound boxing champion Floyd Mayweather s quite the gambler, but ypically only posts pictures of large bets he wins. In typical Mayweather fashion, early Monday he posted a winning ticket of $1,561,904.76: .embed-container {position: relative; padding-bottom: 120%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;} .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed...
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Tweet   Oscar Pistorius is going to do hard time. A judge sentenced the South African sprinter to five years in prison Tuesday for gunning down his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013. In doing so, Judge Thokozile Masipa ignored pleas for mercy from the fallen Olympian’s lawyer who said Pistorius — a double-amputee who uses prosthetics to walk and run — would be preyed on...
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LeBron James: Bulls are “much better than us”

TweetLeBron James‘ early summer return to the Cleveland Cavaliers sent shock waves through the NBA world. Not only did James’ return alter the Miami Heat’s plans at another title run, it also brought Kevin Love to Cleveland and shifted the focus of the entire Eastern Conference to the Midwest. While most analysts feel that the Cavaliers will be the immediate top team in the...
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Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

TweetThe short-lived Kirk Cousins era in Washington has come to a screeching halt. Per Washington head coach Jay Gruden via ProFootballTalk, third-string quarterback Colt McCoy will start for the Redskins in Week 8 and will be the starter until Robert Griffin III returns from his ankle injury. It’s a sudden not surprising turn of events for Cousins, who some were lauding as a potential...
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Watch: Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant

TweetUtah Jazz guard Alec Burks is a talented young guard with a bright future ahead of him. But what he did Sunday night to Kobe Bryant was downright vicious. Watch as Burks mixes Kobe on the wing and finishes in the lane: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container...
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Brian Orakpo done for the season with torn pectoral muscle

TweetDefensive end Brian Orakpo may have played his last down as a member of the Washington Redskins. According to multiple reports, Orakpo tore a pectoral muscle Sunday against the Titans, ending his season and possibly his tenure in Washington. Brian Orakpo has a torn pectoral muscle, per league source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 20, 2014 Orakpo is in a contract...
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Terrance Newman on Bengals loss to Colts: ‘We were flat out embarrassed’

TweetThe Cincinnati Bengals have dropped to 3-2-1 after starting the season 3-0, and were shut out 27-0 Sunday by the Indianapolis Colts. After the shocking loss, Bengals cornerback Terrance Newman was highly critical of his team’s performance. “It’s not how we play football. You guys know that. It’s embarrassing,” Newman said via the team’s website. “We flat-out got...
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Watch: Kobe Bryant scores 27 points in 28 minutes against Utah

TweetKobe is still looking like vintage Kobe in the preseason. The Los Angeles Lakers most likely won’t be very good this season, but the return of a healthy Kobe Bryant is something for fans to look forward to. Lucky for them, Kobe is looking like his old self these days. Watch as Kobe pours in 27 points in just 28 minutes against the Utah Jazz Thursday night: .embed-container...
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MJ: ‘You can’t make the same money playing fewer games’

TweetThis preseason the NBA is experimenting with a shoter 44-minute game between the Celtics and Nets, which had led to some of the league’s superstars — LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki specifically — calling for a shorter season instead. Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan isn’t a fan of the idea, stating that his love of basketball made playing 82 games...
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NFL fines Vontaze Burfict $25,000 for twisting Panthers player’s ankles

TweetAfter the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers tie in Week 6, several Panthers players were publicly complaining about Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict twisting their ankles after tackles. Apparently the NFL was paying attention, and Burfict has been fined $25,000 for the incidents: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict will be fined $25,000 for twisting Cam Newton's and Greg...
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Watch: For NBA point guard Jason ‘White Chocolate’ Williams has still got it

Tweet During his NBA career, point guard Jason Williams was one of the more entertaining players the league. Apparently ‘White Chocolate’ still has some game at 38, and has been putting on a show in an Orlando pro-am league. Watch: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe...
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Watch: For NBA point guard Jason ‘White Chocolate’ has still got it

TweetDuring his NBA career, point guard Jason Williams was one of the more entertaining players the league. Apparently ‘White Chocolate’ still has some game at 38, and has been putting on a show in an Orlando pro-am league. Watch: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe...
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Cowboys running back Joseph Randle arrested for shoplifting

TweetPer a report from ESPN, Dallas Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday for attempting to steal merchandise from a local shopping mall: Randle was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500, according to Frisco, Texas, police. He was released on writ bond at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. Frisco Police Lt. Jason Jenkins said Randle is accused of...
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Watch: Jamal Crawford stares down Trail Blazers bench before three-point shot even goes in

Tweet Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford was on fire Sunday against his former team the Portland Trail Blazers, sinking six three-pointers in 23 minutes of action in the preseason matchup. Crawford was so hot from outside, that he turned to stare at the Trail Blazer bench before one of his three-point attempts even connected. Watch: .embed-container { position: relative; padding...
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Watch: Kobe shows respect after long Steph Curry three-pointer

Tweet Everyone knows that Stephen Curry can shoot. But after Curry calmly buried a deep three-pointer while being blanketed defensively by Kobe Bryant in Sunday’s preseason game, Kobe had to show Curry some respect: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container...
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Texas Tech WR has career game with jersey name misspelled

Tweet Texas Tech sophomore Devin Lauderdale caught the first two touchdowns of his career in the first quarter against West Virginia on two consecutive drives. His second catch of the game was a 76-yard bomb from Davis Webb to break the game open at 14-3. There’s just one problem: Devin Lauderdale of #texastech scores 2 TDs in 1q. May never again let them spell his name correctly...
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Yankees, Cashman agree on three year deal

Tweet The Yankees have re-signed general manager Brian Cashman to a three-year contract. Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009. The Yankees have missed the postseason the last two seasons, the first time they’ve done that since 1992-93. Now he has...
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Video: Eagles make video mocking the NY Giants

Tweet   It’s safe to say that these two teams hate each other. After a week going back and forth, picture-taking verbal abuse between the Giants and Eagles, the insults have now turned comical. Literally. On Friday, the Eagles dropped an animated video on the team’s official Twitter account mocking “Little” Eli Manning (the character’s name), who is standing confidently...
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Bose sending out free headphones to NFL teams

Tweet Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that cost San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as indicated by these images tweeted out by the Carolina Panthers and a few members of...
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Colts Owner Jim Irsay is back from suspension

Tweet Colts owner Jim Irsay’s suspension has come to an end, and Irsay can again retake his perch as the leader of the team that is the love of his life. Irsay was suspended for six games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after he pleaded guilty in Hamilton County last month to one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor. His sentence included one...
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Watch: Gordon Hayward posterizes Joel Freeland

Tweet The Utah Jazz signed forward Gordon Hayward to a max contract extension this past summer, and it looks like Hayward is ready to give the Jazz a nice return on their investment. Take this play from the Jazz’s preseason game against the Trail Blazers Thursday night as an example. Hayward takes the handoff outside of the three-point line, and aggressively attacks the basket...
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Michael Beasley leaves Grizzlies, signs with Shanghai Sharks

Tweet Michael Beasley has left Memphis Grizzlies training camp and will sign a contract with a team in China, his agent told Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reports Beasley will sign with the Shanghai Sharks, the team owned by former NBA center Yao Ming. Beasley signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Grizzlies last month in hopes of making the team as a backup...
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