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EX-NFL player delivers his own child on a farm

Tweet Former St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown made news recently for his decision to quit football, bought a farm, and now grows crops to feed the hungry. On Wednesday, Brown got people’s attention once more, this time for delivering his newborn son. Brown’s wife, Tay, went into labor before assistance could arrive. So, Brown and his wife had no choice but to deliver...
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NFLPA files appeal for Adrian Peterson

Tweet The NFL Players Association has formally filed its appeal on behalf of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. The appeal argues the NFL was not objective and its decision to suspend Peterson for at least the rest of this season without pay was inconsistent with due process under the collective bargaining...
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NHL player files bankruptcy after parents borrowed $15 Million in his name

Tweet Jack Johnson is getting paid $5 million by the Columbus Blue Jackets this year. The 27-year-old defenseman has amassed over $18 million in a nine-year career, and signed a seven-year, $30.5 million deal signed with the Los Angeles Kings back in 2011. Johnson is filing for bankruptcy. He owes more than $10 million in debts, has assets of less than $50,000, and according to...
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Report: LeGarrette Blount 'expected to sign' with Patriots

Tweet Looks like more Blount Force Trauma in Foxborough. ESPN’s Josina Anderson tweeted this morning that LeGarrette Blount — recently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers — is at Gillette Stadium and “is expected to sign with the team.” The deal is reportedly for two years. Source: RB LeGarrette Blount is currently at the #Patriots facility. He is expected...
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Marshawn Lynch fined $100k for not speaking to the media

TweetThere’s a cost for silence in the NFL apparently. The NFL threatened to fine Marshawn Lynch six figures if he again violated the league’s media policy by declining to speak to media following a game, and the NFL has now made good on that threat. Per a report from PFT, the NFL has fined Lynch a total of $100,000 after he failed to talk to reporters following the Seahawks...
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Alabama’s Nick Saban tops list of highest paid coaches

Tweet There was no disputing Nick Saban’s place in college football salary rankings. The Wednesday release of USA Today’s annual salary database demonstrated how wide the gap was between Alabama’s coach and the rest of the pack. According to the USA Today research, Saban’s total pay adds up to $7.16 million a year. That’s $1.5 million more than the second-highest paid...
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Brady Hoke has $3 Million reasons to be happy if he’s fired

Tweet If Brady Hoke is going to be fired by the University of Michigan, he should hope it acts quickly. The move could be worth $1 million to him. Under the terms of his contract, Hoke would be owed a buyout payment of $3 million if he gets fired without cause through Dec. 31, the final day of his contract year. If he gets fired after Dec. 31, the buyout payment would drop to $2...
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Steve Fisher agrees to 3-year extension at SDSU

Tweet San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher has agreed to a three-year contract extension, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hadn’t announced the extension. SDSU scheduled a news conference for 11:30 a.m. PST Wednesday regarding the future of the men’s basketball...
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Carmelo Anthony playing with sore left knee

Tweet Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is playing with a sore left knee, and he aggravated the injury during New York’s 117-113 loss Tuesday night to the Milwaukee Bucks. Anthony returned to the locker room for a couple minutes in the second quarter to get his left knee re-taped. Anthony said he aggravated the knee issue after hitting the floor while scrambling for a loose ball...
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WATCH: Kobe surpasses 32,000-point mark in Lakers win

Tweet Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured a miserable season thus far but the star guard lifted some of the gloom by surpassing the 32,000-point mark during his team’s 114-109 road victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Bryant, who is fourth on the all-time NBA scoring list, notched 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field on Tuesday night at Philips Arena...
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Colts sign Josh Cribbs

Tweet Veteran return man Josh Cribbs is Indianapolis-bound. The Colts announced his signing on Tuesday afternoon. Cribbs was in Indianapolis last week where he had what an NFL source described as an impressive workout. But coach Chuck Pagano said at the time the workout was more or less a routine check-in with a player the team was keeping tabs on. That appears to have changed...
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Billy Butler signs with Oakland, 3 year – $30 Million

Tweet First reported by MLB.com, the Oakland A’s, looking for a right handed bat after trading Yoenis Cespedes to Boston, have landed Royals DH Billy Butler.  Pending a physical, the deal is for $30 million over three years.   Butler made $8 million the last three years of his contract in Kansas City, and the club exercised it’s $1 million buyout days after the World Series...
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Giancarlo Stanton celebrated record contract with GIANT bottle of Champagne

Tweet There isn’t a bottle of champagne in the world that’s big enough to help Giancarlo Stanton celebrate his monstrous contract, but he found one that’ll work. Stanton and the Miami Marlins agreed to a 13-year, $325 million contract extension that is the richest contract in sports history, and the slugger is celebrating accordingly. The 25-year-old partied at a Miami...
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Judge is set to rule on fairness of NFL concussion settlement

Tweet Critics of the NFL’s $765 million settlement proposal to compensate former players for concussion-related health problems will finally have their day in court Wednesday, as the designers of the landmark deal push for final approval from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody, who has overseen the massive case involving more than 5,000 individual lawsuits and...
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Georgia police re-open Dwight Howard child abuse case

Tweet NBA star Dwight Howard is once again put in the spotlight after Georgia police re-open his child abuse investigation. A Cobb County Police sergeant told NBC News that the investigation stems from an incident from this summer. Originally, police said they did not have enough evidence to proceed past an initial investigation, but new information came to light to trigger renewed...
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Cleveland Browns waive running back Ben Tate

Tweet Per the team’s website, the Cleveland Browns (6-4) have waived running back Ben Tate. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is best for our football team,” said Farmer. “This move is no different and we wish Ben the best going forward.” Cleveland signed Tate to a 2-year, $6.2 million contract...
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NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for remainder of 2014 season

TweetMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the 2014 season, and will not be reconsidered for reinstatement until April, 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. In a letter to Peterson, Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program...
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Watch: Shabazz Napier puts Deron Williams on skates with series of crossovers

TweetRemember back when that James guy proclaimed on twitter that Shabazz Napier was the best PG in college basketball? Well, moves like these that Napier unleashed on Deron Williams last night are the reason why: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object...
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Suspension for Browns WR Josh Gordon ends today

Tweet Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon’s 10-game drug-related suspension is over, and he’ll rejoin his teammates for Wednesday’s practice. Gordon’s suspension officially ended Monday morning, though the Browns have not immediately added the receiver back to their 53-man roster. The team will have until Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to do so in order for Gordon to play...
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Braves trade Jason Heyward to Cardinals for Shelby Miller

Tweet Jason Heyward, once considered one of the cornerstones of the Atlanta Braves outfield, has been traded by Atlanta along with pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor leaguer. After coming into the majors with a load of talent Heyward, 25, has yet to live up to the lofty expectations he generated after a solid rookie...
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Saints’ Brandin Cooks out 4-6 weeks

Tweet More bad news stemming from the New Orleans Saints’ ugliest loss of the season: Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks suffered a broken thumb that could sideline him for an estimated four to six weeks, his agent said. Cooks had surgery Monday. He told fans on Twitter that there’s nothing to worry about in terms of his recovery. People there is nothing to worry. This is a part...
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Blue Jays, Russell Martin reach five-year deal for $82 Million

Tweet Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a five-year, $82 million contact, according to a high-ranking executive who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity since the contract has yet to be finalized, confirming the original report by CBSSports. Martin was one of the top free agents on the market. The Pirates offered Martin, who is one of the top defensive...
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Two Tennessee players are being investigated for rape

Tweet Two Tennessee football players were involved in an alleged sexual assault early Sunday morning. Jimmy Hyams, afternoon host on The Sports Animal (WNML AM-FM) in Knoxville, Tennessee, first reported the news. According to multiple reports, linebacker A.J. Johnson is one of the players involved in the incident. Coach Butch Jones addressed the incident briefly at his weekly...
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Amari Cooper leads list of Biletnikoff semifinalists

Tweet The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced its 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award on Monday. That list includes Alabama’s Amari Cooper and nine other receivers. OK, so it shouldn’t be assumed that the Crimson Tide junior is going to win the award, but with just two weeks remaining in the regular season, the award appears to be his to lose. He’s...
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Wolverines’ DE Frank Clark kicked off football team

Tweet Michigan football coach Brady Hoke dismissed senior defensive end Frank Clark from the team today, after Clark was jailed in Ohio during the weekend, on suspicion of domestic violence. “Frank Clark has been dismissed for violating team rules from the Michigan football program,” Hoke said in a released statement. “This is a tragic situation. Our student-athletes will be...
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