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Tony Romo Has Injury Scare After Awkwardly Landing On Back In Cowboys-Seahawks

Tony Romo just can’t catch a break. The Cowboys quarterback’s injury history needs its own encyclopedia, and he added another section to it Thursday night in Dallas’ preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Just three plays in, Romo was flushed out of the pocket before landing awkwardly on his back after being tackled from behind by defensive end Cliff Avril. Luckily the...
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Salty Thunder Fan Starts Petition to Rename City Of Durant To Westbrook

Losing a franchise player who has been with your favorite team since the start of his/her career is a tough pill for any fan to swallow, but let’s not go crazy and start renaming cities, Oklahoma. An Oklahoma City Thunder fan named Ryan Nazari has created a petition on Change.org to change the city of Durant, Okla., to Westbrook, after Kevin Durant left for the Golden State Warriors...
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Henrik Stenson withdraws from The Barclays

The first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs will have to go on without one of the hottest golfers on the planet right now. Henrik Stenson, who won the British Open in July and a silver medal at the Olympics, withdrew from The Barclays at Bethpage State Park (Black) in Farmingdale, N.Y., after finishing his first round Thursday due to a right knee injury. Stenson statement on WD...
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Report: Tom Brady to play against Panthers

The New England Patriots officially have the lamest, most minor quarterback controversy in history. Tom Brady will play in the Patriots’ third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported Thursday, but it’s unknown if Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo will start Friday’s game. It’s also unclear how long and for how many series Brady will play...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Do Pitchers Or Hitters Face More Pressure In Walk-Off Scenarios?

The Boston Red Sox lost a tough one Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays in extra innings, and that made us wonder if pitchers or hitters face more pressure in walk-off situations. We asked fans that question in Thursday’s Dunkin’ Donuts Poll, and you can see how they answered in the video above.
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Ryan Lochte Reportedly Charged By Brazil Police For Alleged False Robbery Report

The inevitable finally has happened — Ryan Lochte reportedly has been charged with a crime following his infamous gas station incident during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Police have charged the USA swimmer in Brazil with filing a false report after claiming he was a victim of an armed robbery, according to The Associated Press. BREAKING: Rio police charge U.S. swimmer...
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Red Sox Notes: Eduardo Rodriguez Rejoins Rotation; Clay Buchholz Back In Bullpen

The Boston Red Sox took a tough loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, but at least rotation is returning to form. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced after Thursday’s 2-1 loss Thursday that Eduardo Rodriguez will make his scheduled start against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday at Fenway Park. Rodriguez’s return to the rotation means Clay Buchholz will go back to the bullpen once again...
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Adam McQuaid Enjoying Bruins’ Offseason While Taking Care Of Old Injuries

Bad luck has followed Adam McQuaid around when it comes to  injuries over the past few seasons, but the 2016 offseason might have been just what the doctor ordered for the Boston Bruins defenseman. McQuaid has spent most of his offseason in Boston, where he has worked on getting back to full health for the 2016-17 season. “There’s been a big component on flexibility and range...
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s UEFA Best Player Award Preludes Big Prize Of Ballon D’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has a new memento to add to his trophy case but he should clear space for another that’s bound to come his way. The Portuguese soccer superstar won UEFA’s Best Player In Europe Award on Thursday by vote of leading European soccer journalists. Ronaldo earned 40 of 55 votes, comfortably topping Antoine Griezmann (eight votes) and Gareth Bale (seven) in the tabulation...
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New Las Vegas NHL Team Probably Will Be Called This, For Better Or Worse

We still don’t know what the new Las Vegas NHL franchise will be called, but all signs point toward it having an underwhelming nickname that does very little to capture the essence of Sin City. Bill Foley, head of Black Knight Sports & Entertainment (a consortium that owns the franchise), recently confirmed to Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Nighthawks, Desert...
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Drew Pomeranz Continues To Show Why Red Sox Made Smart Move Trading For Him

The Boston Red Sox still have a shortage of available starting pitchers due to injuries, but can you imagine where they would be without their pre-deadline trade for Drew Pomeranz? Pomeranz didn’t get off to the best start in Boston, but he has improved over his last five outings. The Red Sox left-hander is 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA, 10 walks and 31 strikeouts in 30 innings over that...
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Alan Branch’s Club-Issued, Week-Long Suspension Lifted By Patriots

Alan Branch can officially return to the New England Patriots. Branch’s week-long, club-issued suspension was lifted Thursday, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. Branch was suspended last Thursday prior to the Patriots’ preseason game against the Chicago Bears. The reason for Branch’s suspension is undisclosed. Branch is in his third year with the Patriots. He played...
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Red Sox Have No Plans To Call Up Outfielder After Andrew Benintendi Injury

The Boston Red Sox took a hit losing Andrew Benintendi to the disabled list with a left knee sprain Thursday, but do they need to call up an outfielder in the meantime? Red Sox manager John Farrell doesn’t necessarily think so. Boston still has left fielder Chris Young and super utility man Brock Holt, and Farrell thinks they’re better than any of the Red Sox’s current options...
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Report: Tom Brady Traveled To Carolina; Will Patriots QB Play Vs. Panthers?

Quarterback Tom Brady traveled with his Patriots teammates to Carolina for New England’s third preseason game against the Panthers, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. This increases the chances Brady, who sat out the Patriots’ first two preseason games, will play Friday against the Panthers. Brady missed the Patriots’ preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints...
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Ryan Lochte Reportedly Won’t Return To Rio Despite Being Summoned

Thanks, but no thanks. Ryan Lochte will be summoned to attend a criminal hearing in Brazil over a recent claim him and other U.S. Olympic swimmers were robbed at gunpoint during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a police official told FOX News on Thursday. However, sources familiar with the situation told TMZ Sports that Lochte will not return to Brazil because police...
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Red Sox Wrap: Boston Falls To Rays 2-1 Despite Drew Pomeranz’s Stellar Start

Drew Pomeranz’s best start with the Boston Red Sox somehow landed him with a loss. The lefty was mowing down the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday to rack up a career-high 11 strikeouts, but the rest of the Red Sox didn’t show up at the plate. Boston’s batters failed to put much hard contact on the ball and couldn’t capitalize on the few opportunities they had, leaving the Red...
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Raiders File For ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ Trademark, Reveal New Stadium Renderings

The Raiders’ days in Oakland might be numbered. We’ve known for a little while that the franchise is hoping to move to Las Vegas, and now it’s taken another step toward making that a reality. The Raiders officially applied for a “Las Vegas Raiders” trademark on Aug. 20, per Darren Heitner of Forbes. New renderings of the proposed arena that would be built for the Raiders...
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Watch Conor McGregor (Kind Of) Throw Beers To Stone Cold Steve Austin

Maybe Conor McGregor wasn’t aiming for Nate Diaz’s camp. In fact, in an alternate universe, The Notorious simply was being a good sport and helping The Texas Rattlesnake. By now, you probably already know about the pre-fight UFC 202 press conference featuring McGregor and Diaz, which devolved into chaos when McGregor and Diaz’s camp began firing water bottles at each from across...
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Watch Mexican League Pitcher Flip Off Batter, Then Strike Him Out

Who needs sportsmanship when you can deliver? That’s probably what one pitcher in the Mexican baseball league was thinking when he committed the supreme act of un-sportsmanship. The pitcher, whose name and team we don’t know, showed the batter his middle finger during his windup … then struck out that batter. Pitcher in the Mexican League flips off batter before K'ing...
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Barkevious Mingo Brings Freak Athleticism, Depth To Patriots’ Front Seven

As if the New England Patriots’ front seven wasn’t loaded enough, they reportedly just added a former Top 10 draft pick to their defense. The Patriots reportedly acquired Barkevious Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, in a trade with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. If the Patriots view Mingo as an edge rusher, he joins Jabaal Sheard, Rob Ninkovich, Chris Long...
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The Rock, Vin Diesel to settle 'rivalry' at WrestleMania 33?

Are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel playing us all? The Rock caused a stir recently when he called out some of his “Fast 8” male co-stars for being “candy asses,” but an insider told the gossip magazine Life & Style the beef largely is a publicity stunt to generate interest for both the movie and a match at WrestleMania 33. “They are playing a huge prank...
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Report: Barkevious Mingo, Former Top 10 Pick, Traded To Patriots

The Patriots reportedly made their second trade in as many days Thursday, when they acquired a former Top 10 pick. The Cleveland Browns traded linebacker/defensive end Barkevious Mingo to the Patriots, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mingo was selected by the Brown sixth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Michael Lombardi, who worked with the Patriots as an assistant to the coaching...
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David Ortiz Notches 10th 30-Home Run, 100-RBI Season With Red Sox

Forty looks good on David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox slugger is in his 14th and final season with the club — and his 20th overall — but that hasn’t stopped Ortiz from mashing. Big Papi hit yet another career milestone Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays when he hit his 30th home run and collected his 100th RBI in 2016, marking the 10th season he’s accomplished that feat...
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Stevan Ridley Released By Lions; Should Running Back, Patriots Reunite?

The Detroit Lions announced Thursday that they released running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley, a third-round pick of the New England Patriots (73rd overall) in 2011, signed a one-year contract with the Lions back in April, but he evidently failed to make an impression while competing for a backup job behind second-year running back Ameer Abdullah. “Just like anything else that we...
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Andrew Benintendi Goes To DL; ‘Too Early To Tell’ If Knee Injury Is Season-Ending

There’s no way to sugar coat it: The Boston Red Sox received some pretty bad news Thursday. Rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi exited Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an ugly left knee sprain, and after tests the next morning, the Red Sox already sent him to the 15-day disabled list. “He did have an MRI (Thursday) morning and that exam and images are still...
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