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Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘That Close’ To Selecting Johnny Manziel In NFL Draft

Quarterback Johnny Manziel was almost never a Cleveland Brown. Manziel was still available when the Dallas Cowboys were on the clock at the No. 16 slot during the 2014 NFL draft. The speculation that Manziel would join “America’s Team” was close to becoming a reality, according to Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones. “I want you to know that almost as I was handing...
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Patriots RB Stevan Ridley: Even Boobie Miles Couldn’t Outwork Me

Stevan Ridley enters the 2014 NFL season with plenty to prove. The New England Patriots running back took a step back last season after breaking out in 2012, and as he prepares to begin the final year of his rookie contract, his mind is set on giving the team a reason to keep him around. “Three words, man: It’s a business,” Ridley told the Boston Herald on Sunday. “It’s...
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Drew Brees Randomly Drug Tested After Saying He Wants To Play 10 More Years

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said on Friday that he’d like to play in the NFL for 10 more years. The NFL apparently wanted to make sure he wasn’t cheating his way to reach that goal. “I’m not getting ahead myself, like it’s a pipe dream, at 45,” Brees said, via NFL.com I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy...
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Metta World Peace Delivers Vicious Shove During Rec League Game (Video)

Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) has developed a reputation over the years as being a very physical basketball player. He’s also known for occasionally being a hothead, and his short temper apparently boiled over during a rec league game this weekend. After taking a hard hit while driving to the basket during a Venice Basketball League game in Los Angeles, World Peace turned...
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Stephen A. Smith: Domestic Violence Rant ‘Most Egregious Error Of My Career’ (Video)

After coming under fire for his controversial comments he made regarding domestic violence on Friday, Stephen A. Smith issued an apology on ESPN’s “First Take” on Monday. Smith initially took to Twitter in an attempt to backtrack on Friday afternoon after suggesting that women are capable of “provoking” domestic violence while discussing Ray Rice’s two-game suspension...
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Ted Williams Game-Worn Uniform Sells At Auction For $137K (Photo)

One memorabilia collector paid a pretty penny for a uniform once worn by Teddy Ballgame. A 1954-55 game-worn Ted Williams Boston Red Sox uniform sold at a Lelands.com auction over the weekend for $137,274.79. The jersey-and-pants set, which also bears the Splendid Splinter’s autograph, features a black memorial armband in honor of Harry “The Golden Greek” Agganis, a former...
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Jake Peavy Lays Out For Throw Back To Mound In Giants Debut (Video)

Get this guy a Gold Glove. Jake Peavy made his first appearance in a San Francisco Giants uniform Monday night — an otherwise pedestrian outing (six innings, six hits, four runs) that was highlighted by a bizarre display of defense. With a man on first in the top of the fifth inning, Giants catcher Buster Posey’s throw back to the mound slipped out of his hand and bounced along...
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Wes Welker Using New Workouts, Remarks About Age As Fuel To Get Better

Wes Welker is not letting age get in the way of his performance on the field. The 33-year-old Denver Broncos wide receiver and former New England Patriot pushed through an intense workout regimen this offseason as he geared up for his 11th NFL season and says he’s using his age as a motivational tool to keep his level of play high for this season. “I love it when they say I...
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Kirk Cousins Joins Jay Cutler In Driving Conversion Van This Season (Photos)

If you’re an NFL quarterback, you better be driving a conversion van this season. Chicago Bears signal-caller Jay Cutler made the bold statement first, arriving to training camp in a humongous white van and making it very clear to reporters that it is not a mini-van. #Bears Jay Cutler arrives "Dad style" to camp & says "it's not a mini van. It's a conversion...
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NFL VP Adolpho Birch: Ray Rice Suspension ‘Sent A Message’ (Video)

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have caught some serious heat for suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for just two games after he allegedly knocked his wife unconscious during an incident at an Atlantic City casino in February. On Monday morning, NFL senior vice president of labor police Adolpho Birch attempted to defend the league’s decision. ” … In terms...
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Injured Troy Tulowitzki Attends Yankees Game, Fuels Trade Rumors (Photo)

The Troy Tulowitzki trade rumors were flying over the weekend. The Colorado Rockies shortstop, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hip flexor, took in the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday while he was in town for a doctor’s visit. Here is the picture of Troy Tulowitzki at the Yankees game that seems to have been deleted...
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Liverpool Sets High Performance Benchmark In Olympiacos Win

And away we go. Some of Liverpool’s biggest guns saw their first preseason action Sunday in the Reds’ 1-0 victory over Olympiacos in their opening game of the 2014 International Champions Cup. Other Reds continued on their journey toward full fitness three weeks before the start of the 2014-15 Premier League season. The sight of Steven Gerrard leading the Reds onto the field...
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English Soccer Star Frank Lampard Trolled Hard During Twitter Takeover

Twitter had a bit of fun Monday with Major League Soccer’s newest British import. Frank Lampard, a longtime star for Chelsea FC and the English national team, signed a two-year contract last week to join the expansion New York City FC. The MLS club solicited fan questions for Lampard via its official Twitter account, but it failed to see the double meaning of the midfielder’s...
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Linebacker Calvin Pace On New York Jets Defense: ‘We’re The Benchmark’

The New York Jets are never short on bold predictions. Dee Milliner said on Saturday that he is the best cornerback in the league and second-year quarterback Geno Smith followed up those comments by saying he would be a top-5 quarterback in the NFL. Veteran linebacker Calvin Pace felt he needed to chime in as well. Even though the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks dominated the...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Clay Buchholz vs...
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Japanese High School Team Rallies From Eight Runs Down In Ninth To Win (Video)

There are dramatic comebacks, and then there is what Seiryo High School pulled off Sunday afternoon. With a spot in the legendary Summer Koshien tournament on the line, the Japanese squad found itself trailing 8-0 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. What followed was a rally that was straight out of the 2001 Cleveland Indians’ playbook. Seiryo scored six runs before...
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Twins’ Oswaldo Arcia Succeeds In Destroying Bat Over His Knee (Video)

We’ve seen many players in the MLB attempt to break their bats this season, and the results have been varied. New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker and Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison, for example, both succeeded in splintering their lumber, while the likes of Bryce Harper and Carlos Gomez both failed rather miserably. Harper and Gomez should take notes from Oswaldo...
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NHL Expands; Logos Evolve During 97-Year History of League (Video)

The NHL has expanded greatly over the past 97 years. Since its inception, the NHL has changed from a tiny league in eastern Canada to one that encompasses 30 teams throughout both Canada and the United States. Teams have changed their logos, moved to different cities and some have even disbanded all together. Nothing shows the changes to the league better than this video, created...
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Jonny Gomes On Trade Rumors: ‘This Isn’t My First Rodeo’

Jonny Gomes is well aware that he could be wearing a different uniform come next week. The outfielder has been one of several Boston Red Sox players mentioned in trade rumors as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Gomes knows the nature of the business, though. The Red Sox are his fifth major league team, and he’s already been involved in one midseason deal earlier...
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Zach LaVine Unleashes Monster Jams During Seattle Dunk Contest (Video)

Zach LaVine is really athletic. That much was already known when the Minnesota Timberwolves’ first-round draft pick and former UCLA star took the court for a dunk contest at the Seattle Pro Am this weekend. Still, LaVine’s aerial display as he threw down a series of acrobatic dunks was a sight to behold. Luckily for us, the basketball website Hoopmixtape.com was on hand to document...
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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison Escapes Rundown With Crazy Moves (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison can escape a rundown like no other player can. The first-time National League All-Star narrowly avoided getting tagged in a pickle during a June 27 game against the New York Mets. Harrison topped that performance on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies with some elusive moves that any NFL team would like to have in its backfield. Harrison...
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Boris Diaw Signs Contract Extension With Spurs On A Sailboat (Photo)

Boris Diaw might be the most interesting man in the NBA. The 32-year-old Frenchman helped the San Antonio Spurs win their fifth NBA championship with some solid all-around play against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Diaw celebrated in style, enjoying his time in the sun by crashing a bachelorette party on a boat on Lake Travis in Austin earlier this summer. The NBA renaissance...
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Felix Doubront High-Fives Young Fan In Bullpen At Tropicana Field (Video)

Felix Doubront has made it abundantly clear that he is not happy with his transition from starter to long reliever. That didn’t stop him from having a little fun in the bullpen on Sunday, though. The ‘pens at Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field are located along the foul lines rather than behind the outfield fence, allowing relievers to mingle with fans if they so choose. Doubront...
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Dan Uggla Botches Easy Play, Lets Grounder Go Through His Legs (GIF)

It’s been one rough year for San Francisco Giants second baseman Dan Uggla. Uggla started the year with the Atlanta Braves, where he hit just .162 with a .241 on-base percentage. Atlanta released him after 48 horrendous games. The Giants took a chance on the struggling Uggla last Monday when they signed him to a minor league deal. After starting second baseman Marco Scutaro...
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Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner

Some Boston Red Sox fans might actually be convinced that there is such a thing as a good Yankees fan after a supporter of the Bronx Bombers recovered and returned a lost 2013 World Series ring to Lowell Spinners owner Drew Weber. Weber, who was dining at Luke’s Bar and Grill in Manhattan on Thursday night, left his ring in the bathroom of the restaurant where it was recovered...
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