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Chargers Pull Best Contract Offer For Joey Bosa, Who Should Sign ASAP

Joey Bosa needs to fire his agent and then immediately sign with the San Diego Chargers. The third overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft out of Ohio State is the only first-round pick to be unsigned as of Wednesday, and it appears as if that won’t change anytime soon. Chargers proposed to Joey Bosa what they made clear is their best offer, source says. It was declined. Offer...
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NBA Rumors: Blake Griffin, Clippers Both Want Him To Stay In Los Angeles

The Blake Griffin trade rumors have subsided in recent months, and the reason for that is probably pretty simple. If the latest Basketball Insiders report is any indication, both Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers seem insistent on Griffin staying in L.A. for quite some time. “Sources close to Griffin have been adamant he is planning to re-sign in L.A. and that he’s not going...
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Stephen Gostkowski Breaks Down Why Patriots’ Ryan Allen Is NFL’s Best Holder

FOXBORO, Mass. — Stephen Gostkowski recently said in an interview with The MMQB he believes New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen is the best holder in the NFL. So, I posed a question to the Gostkowski before Wednesday’s practice: What exactly makes Allen so much better than the other 31 guys holding kicks around the league? The longtime Patriots kicker offered a thoroughly...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Details ‘Tough Situation’ Taking Leadership At Patriots QB

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady’s complex business relationship is the stuff that imaginative and rabble-rousing radio hosts dream about. There hasn’t been a single indication through the two-plus years Garoppolo has been backing up Brady as the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback that there’s a divide between the two. But that doesn’t stop the...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Sad To See Bryan Stork Cut But Confident In David Andrews

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots bid another member of their 2014 draft class adieu Wednesday when they reportedly released center Bryan Stork. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was drafted 43 spots ahead of Stork and has been close with the the hot-tempered offensive lineman ever since, said he was sad to see Stork go. “It’s tough,” Garoppolo said. “It’s that...
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Watch Eli Manning Annoy Petyon Manning With Chip Eating, Little Brother Antics

For what other reason does a little brother exist than to test the patience of an older sibling? Peyton Manning and Eli Manning might be able to answer this question. The sports world will glimpse into the Manning brothers’ relationship thanks to NFL Films’ new series “The Timeline.” One sneak preview shows the Manning brothers studying film together during summer 2013, only...
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Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins Tries Being A Referee In Funny DraftKings Video

DeMarcus Cousins plays with a lot of emotion. The Sacramento Kings’ All-Star center — who has developed into a top 10 player in the NBA — sometimes he gets a little too fired up, and that gotten him into trouble with the referees from time to time. It’s not easy being a referee, and Cousins found that out when he went undercover to officiate a pickup game. The results were...
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Did Derrick Rose Predict Knicks Will Go Undefeated Or Is He A Little Too Excited?

Derrick Rose’s optimism for the upcoming NBA season remains in the stratosphere’s dizzying heights. The New York Knicks point guard told The Vertical’s Nick DePaula on Tuesday that he expects his team to (compete to?) win every game in 2016-17. The Chicago Bulls traded Rose to the Knicks in late June and added Joakim Noah shortly thereafter. The two former Bulls have come...
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Ex-Broncos receiver calls Tebow worst QB he ever played with

While plenty of people likely already thought Tim Tebow was one of the NFL’s worst quarterbacks, one of his ex-teammates confirmed as much. Former NFL wide receiver David Anderson has played with some pretty bad quarterbacks — Rex Grossman, Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates and many more — but during a recent interview with Fox Sports Radio, Anderson said Tebow was the worst he’d...
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Olympic Winner Justin Rose Trails Jason Day On Betting Odds to Win The Barclays

Justin Rose will be looking to follow up on his gold medal victory at the Rio Olympics with his first PGA Tour win of the year when he tees off Thursday at +2200 odds to win The Barclays at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Barclays tournament at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York marks the start of the FedExCup playoffs, which culminate with next month’s Tour...
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Josh Norman Warns Odell Beckham Jr. About ‘Rough Year’ That 2016 Will Be

Josh Norman isn’t alone in wanting to inflict pain on Odell Beckham Jr. this season. Norman revealed to ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg that several NFL players sided with him in the aftermath of the high-profile, on-field battle with Beckham late in the 2015 season. Norman changed teams during the offseason, but the bad blood between him and Beckham almost certainly will carry...
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Billy Hamilton Ranges 123 Feet To Rob Carlos Beltran Of Extra Bases

Billy Hamilton apparently can fly. The Cincinnati Reds center fielder is one of the best at his position in all of Major League Baseball, and he certainly showed that off Tuesday against Texas Rangers right fielder Carlos Beltran. It looked as though Beltran might have caught Hamilton out of position with a long fly ball, but according to Statcast, the 25-year-old covered 123 feet...
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Nate Diaz Could Face Discipline For Smoking At UFC 202 Post-Fight Presser

Nate Diaz was defeated by Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 202 on Saturday night, which ended up being one of the most entertaining and competitive mixed-martial arts fights of all time. The loss could have been just the first bit of bad news to come out of that night for Diaz, though. He was seen smoking out of a vape pen during the post-fight press conference, and he could...
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#TeamFrateTrain Holds Ice Bucket Challenge Event To Raise ALS Awareness

Former Boston College baseball star Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS back in 2012, and has helped spread awareness about the disease ever since. Team FrateTrain, a group of Frates’ family, friends and supporters, held its annual Southie Ice Bucket Challenge event Tuesday night at M Street Beach. Check out the video above for more on the event, and how you can support ALS research...
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Patriots Reportedly Release Veteran Wide Receiver Nate Washigton

The New England Patriots’ wide receiver picture got a bit clearer Wednesday morning. The Patriots intend to release veteran wideout Nate Washington, CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported. Washington was one of several players battling for the fifth receiver spot behind Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, and his release does not come as a surprise....
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Red Sox To Replace Pesky’s Pole, Make Other Fenway Park Changes Before 2017 Season

Fenway Park is going to get another face-lift before the 2017 season. The 104-year-old ballpark has undergone plenty of renovations in the last decade, and the Boston Red Sox just received approval to make more. The Boston Landmark Commission gave the Red Sox the go-ahead Tuesday on four of their six proposed changes, and chief among them is the replacement of Pesky’s Pole. But...
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Patriots Reportedly Release Bryan Stork; David Andrews In Line To Start At Center

In their most surprising roster move of the preseason thus far, the New England Patriots on Wednesday released center Bryan Stork, according to a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. A stunner: Former starting center Bryan Stork is being released by the #Patriots today, I'm told. Crazy. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2016 Stork, a fourth-round pick in 2014,...
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Arsenal Transfer News: Phil Jones Pursuit Rebuffed By Manchester United

Arsenal needs a center back to be a serious contender for the Premier League title after finishing second to Leicester City last season. The club’s defensive issues were glaring in an opening weekend loss to Liverpool at the Emirates, and improvement is unlikely to happen without outside reinforcements brought in through the transfer market. One center back who seems unlikely...
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Report: Westbrook trade not in Thunder's in-season plans

Russell Westbrook signing a contract extension earlier this month didn’t guarantee he’ll be with the Oklahoma City long term. What it really did was buy the Thunder more time to see if Westbrook wants to stay that long, and to determine if it’s even the right move for the franchise. “Sources close to the situation say the Thunder’s view on Westbrook is to see what he...
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Patriots Roster Breakdown: Who’s A Lock, On The Bubble Nearing Cut Downs

The New England Patriots made roster projections a lot easier this week. They released seven players, bringing their 90-man roster down to 83, and they opened up potential spots because of injuries to Dion Lewis and Sebastian Vollmer. With the 75-man cut down less than a week away and the 53-man deadline in just nine days, let’s categorize who’s a lock, an odd-on favorite for...
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Rob Gronkowski: Usain Bolt’s ‘Make Out Game Is Off The Charts’

Usain Bolt had himself a weekend with the ladies while celebrating his 30th birthday, and one famous Casanova took notice. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was in the midst of promoting the release of the new “Madden NFL 17” video game — on which he graces the cover — on UNINTERRUPTED on Tuesday, but paused to give a shoutout to Bolt, a nine-time Olympic gold...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Continues Dominance Of Rays’ Chris Archer

David Ortiz will have plenty of people to thank when his storied Major League Baseball career ends. Chris Archer should be one of them. The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher isn’t having the best 2016 campaign, but he’s still one of the game’s most exciting young pitchers. If he has a nemesis, though, it’s Ortiz, and the Boston Red Sox slugger victimized him again Tuesday night. Ortiz...
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Red Sox Outfielders Keep Amazing David Ortiz: Mookie Betts’ Throw ‘Unbelievable’

David Ortiz just can’t believe his eyes. For the second night in a row, a Boston Red Sox outfielder made a spectacular play against the Tampa Bay Rays. Monday, it was Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch. Tuesday, it was an incredible throw from Mookie Betts in right field to gun down Kevin Kiermaier at third base. Ortiz hardly knew how to describe it after Tuesday’s...
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Does Clay Buchholz Deserve A Spot In Red Sox’s Rotation Amid Strong Stretch?

Clay Buchholz was just supposed to bridge the gap. But given the way he’s pitched over the last two weeks, the Boston Red Sox might have some decisions to make. Buchholz, who is filling in for the injured Steven Wright in Boston’s rotation, made his third consecutive start Tuesday. And for the third consecutive time, the right-hander put his team in a position to win, this time...
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Andrew Benintendi shares how he made great catch

Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch Monday was an immediate nominee for play of the year. But how exactly does a 22-year-old rookie outfielder pull off such a feat? The catch helped the Boston Red Sox seal a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and prevented things from getting too close for comfort — Boston led just 3-0 at the time, and the shot would’ve plated...
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