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Report: Kirk Cousins Named Redskins Starting QB; RG3 On Trading Block?

The drama never seems to end when it comes to the Washington Redskins, especially at the quarterback position. ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini reported Monday, citing a source, that Kirk Cousins — not Robert Griffin III — will be Washington’s starting quarterback for Week 1. This is just the latest in an apparent ongoing tug-of-war between Redskins football people and ownership...
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Tom Brady Hearing Live: NFL, Patriots QB Back In Court For Third Time

9:30 p.m. ET: Tom Brady will be back in federal court Monday in New York for what could be the final time as he and the NFL continue to seek resolution to the Deflategate saga. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman has pushed both sides hard for a settlement in the case, which centers around Brady’s four-game suspension, but his efforts reportedly have been unsuccessful thus...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Nephew, Jeffrey, To Make Sprint Cup Debut At Richmond

The Earnhardt family is one of the most successful in the history of auto racing, and another member is ready to join the action on the big stage. Jeffrey Earnhardt, nephew of current NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr, will make his Sprint Cup debut Sept. 12 at Richmond. He’s 26 years old. Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the Go Green Racing No. 32 Sprint Cup car at Richmond and...
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Trailer For ‘Concussion’ Released; NFL Doesn’t Look Good In Preview (Video)

The NFL’s next public relations nightmare might be coming on the big screen. The trailer for the movie “Concussion” was released Monday morning on The Monday Morning Quarterback, and it’s not exactly a good look for the NFL. The film, which stars Will Smith, takes a look at the NFL’s ongoing issue with head injuries among its players. Smith plays noted doctor Bennet Omalu...
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Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Support Tom Brady, Patriots At Countryfest (Photos)

Football season is just about here, which means Gillette Stadium is back to being the Patriots’ house. However, the stadium played host one last time this summer to a few noteworthy guests over the weekend. Country music superstar Kenny Chesney was back in Foxboro for his semi-annual mega concert, dubbed “Countryfest” by many. Included during the two-night extravaganza was...
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2015 U.S. Open: Schedule, Live Stream Info For Grand Slam Tournament

The final grand slam tennis tournament of 2015 begins Monday with U.S. Open matches from the men’s and women’s brackets on the Day 1 schedule. The headline coming into the event is Serena Williams’ pursuit of a calendar Grand Slam, something that no one has accomplished since Steffi Graf in 1988. Williams also is the three-time defending champion of this tournament. Marin Cilic...
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US Open 2015: Serena Williams’ Grand Slam Pursuit Sets Stage For Historic Tournament

The final chapter of Serena Williams’ historic grand slam pursuit will commence Monday in New York when she takes on Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round of the 2015 US Open. Williams is aiming to become the first woman to complete the calendar grand slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. In fact, only three women have ever accomplished the feat, and many of the sport’s...
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Infamous Tom Brady Sketch Artist Has Been Practicing For Redemption (Photo)

Jane Rosenberg was thrust into the public eye earlier this month, and it didn’t go so well. The infamous courtroom sketch artist drew a picture of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in court that looked more like Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask than it did the QB himself. But while the rest of us were busy laughing the silly ordeal off, Rosenberg was mortified. In...
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Scott Dixon Sneaks Past Juan Pablo Montoya For IndyCar Championship

SONOMA, Calif. — A heartbreaking week. A jaw-dropping final few laps. A tiebreaking finale. A familiar face hoisting the championship trophy. Scott Dixon captured his fourth IndyCar championship Sunday by winning the season finale to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the standings from the season-opener until the final lap of the year. But in a race worth double...
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Cubs’ Jake Arrieta No-Hits Dodgers; Second Time In Nine Days L.A. Goes Hitless

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been no-hit for second time in nine days. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won his MLB-leading 17th game of the season in the victory, earning his first career no-hitter. He struck out 12 Dodgers along the way, dropping his ERA to 2.11 in the process. Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers no-hit the Dodgers just nine days ago on Aug. 21, facing Josh Turner...
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Team Japan Comes From Behind To Defeat Team Pennsylvania In LLWS Final

A Little League World Series championship just wasn’t in the cards for Team Pennsylvania. The U.S. representatives gained a 10-2 advantage in the first inning, but Team Japan battled back with a seven-run second inning, four-run third and five-run sixth en route to a 22-hit, 18-11 comeback win for the Japanese Kitasuna Little League. With Japan’s victory, American teams fell...
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Chicago Bears Cut Two-Time Pro Bowl Cornerback Tim Jennings

Tim Jennings is just the latest casualty to the “what have you done for me lately?” world of professional sports. The 31-year-old two-time Pro Bowl cornerback was released by the Chicago Bears on Sunday. “Once the whole regime came in and everybody was here, I kind of knew,” Jennings told the Chicago Tribune. “But they also gave me a heads up and told me I would be out...
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NFL Competition Committee Examining If Players’ Gloves Are Too Helpful

Don’t get used to those incredible one-handed catches you love to see on Sundays. The NFL could be making some changes to the equipment that makes some of them possible. Recently reinstated chairman of the NFL competition committee Rich McKay told Los Angeles Times columnist Sam Farmer that the committee has talked “extensively in recent years about whether the NFL should come...
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Maria Sharapova Withdraws From 2015 U.S. Open With Nagging Leg Injury

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time Sharapova, who won the title in New York in 2006, posted the news on her Facebook page. “Unfortunately I will not be...
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Jason Day Handily Takes The Barclays With Five-Stroke Victory

EDISON, N.J. — Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on with three long birdie putts on the back nine at Plainfield. A birdie on the closing hole gave him an 8-under 62 for a six-shot victory over Henrik Stenson. Day closed...
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Torey Lovullo: New York Mets Know A Good Team Walked Through Here (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are the cellar-dwellers of the AL East, but it didn’t stop them from taking the NL East-leading New York Mets to the brink this weekend. Torey Lovullo’s Red Sox took two of three from the hottest team in the National League, knocking around three of the best pitchers in baseball — Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard — in the process. The interim...
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Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Fourth-Highest Rated Goaltender In ‘NHL 16’ Video Game

The play of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing 2014-15 season for the Black and Gold. He’s without question one of the top five goaltenders in the NHL, and the folks at EA Sports seem to agree. The publisher has revealed the ratings of the top 10 goalies in the upcoming “NHL 16” video game, which releases Sept...
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Red Sox Notes: Heath Hembree’s Mental Lapse Costs Boston In Loss To Mets

Throwing to a catcher isn’t the only job a pitcher has. Heath Hembree forgot that Sunday afternoon, and it ended up costing the Boston Red Sox. After entering in the seventh inning of a matchup with the New York Mets, Hembree forgot to keep tabs on baserunner David Murphy. Noticing this, Murphy took advantage, sprinting to second without a throw on Hembree’s first pitch. Michael...
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Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

Noah Syndergaard went 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run Sunday afternoon. That changed in a hurry when David Ortiz stepped to the plate. Ortiz sent a 97-mph Syndergaard fastball screaming off the second deck at Citi Field for a two-run homer. The home run was the 494th of Ortiz’s career. He now sits all alone in 27th on the all-time home runs list and needs six over the...
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Red Sox Wrap: Mets Rally Late, Foil Boston’s Bid For Sweep At Citi Field

An stunning three-game sweep of the New York Mets was not in the cards for the Boston Red Sox. After taking each of the first two contests against the National League East leaders, the Red Sox were unable to pull off the trifecta in Sunday’s series final. The Mets plated the go-ahead run in the seventh against Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree and held on for a 5-4 win at Citi...
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PGA Tour Golfer Brian Harman Hits Two Holes-In-One In Same Round (Video)

Most golfers dream of hitting a hole-in-one just once in their life. The PGA Tour’s Brian Harman did it twice in one round Sunday at The Barclays. He hit a hole-in-one on the Par 3 third hold, and then, remarkably, he did it again on the Par 3 14th. Here’s a closer look at how long it took the 28-year-old pro to sink his first hole-in-one. In the first 1,567 par 3s Brian...
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Reggie Bush’s Hurdle Attempt On Aqib Talib Failed Miserably (Video)

Reggie Bush tried to make the highlight reel in Saturday night’s preseason game, but instead he made himself a potential candidate for SportsCenter’s next “Not Top 10” list. The San Francisco 49ers running back attempted to hurdle Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib on a run toward the sideline, but the veteran defensive back was waiting for it and drove him into the ground...
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Manchester United Vs. Swansea: Bafetimbi Gomis Leads Swans To 2-1 Win

Manchester United has suffered three straight Premier League defeats to Swansea City, with the latest loss coming Sunday at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea beat Man United 2-1 twice in league play last season — it was the only team to complete the league double over the Red Devils in 2014-15 — and that was the same scoreline Sunday. The victory preserved the Swans’ unbeaten league...
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Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

New York Mets manager Terry Collins decided against challenging David Ortiz’s pinch-hit, ninth-inning double Saturday. Why? Because giving up a double is better than giving up a home run. Collins told reporters Sunday in New York, via ESPN.com, that he was unsure whether Ortiz’s wall-ball two-bagger — which came during a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox — actually cleared...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Red Sox’s Brock Holt A Smart Pickup Vs. Mets

Brock Holt has enjoyed a very good season for the Boston Red Sox, and he’s among the value picks fantasy baseball owners should consider when selecting their Sunday lineups on DraftKings. Holt is batting .283 with a .355 on-base percentage in 2015, and he’s batting fifth for the Red Sox in Sunday’s game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Holt also has 14 hits in his...
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