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Nike’s ‘Animal House’ Spoof Might Be Oregon’s Greatest Recruiting Tool (Video)

Phil Knight, a co-founder of Nike, makes it no secret he attended Nike, almost to the point where maybe someone should say, “Are we sure this doesn’t violate any NCAA rules?” The relationship between the two Pacific Northwest institutions has manifested itself in various ways over the year. The most notable has been the innovative uniforms and gear that Nike has provided the...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger: I ‘Always Felt’ That Patriots Knew Steelers’ Plays

Ben Roethlisberger didn’t go as far as to call the New England Patriots cheaters, but he did suggest his Week 1 opponent was really, really good at game preparation. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback joined Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan midday radio show Tuesday, five days after his team fell 28-21 to New England in the NFL season opener. Naturally, the show’s hosts brought up...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evan Gattis hits HR with only one hand

Never trust a man who doesn’t wear batting gloves. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the home run Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis hit Wednesday and you’ll understand why. After Gattis’ top hand slipped off the bat mid-swing, he somehow managed to complete his smooth stroke and launch a pitch from Texas Rangers reliever Andrew Faulkner into the stratosphere. See?...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Henry Owens Overcomes Bad Pregame Bullpen, Dominates Baltimore Orioles (Video)

Boston Red Sox rookie Henry Owens had his best night pitching in the major leagues. The tall left-hander was calm, cool and collected all night as he helped lead the Red Sox to a 10-1 victory against the Baltimore Orioles. Owens went 7 2/3 innings, striking out four and only allowing six hits. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well. Big nights for David Ortiz and Dustin...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Henry Owens Dominates; Montreal Visit In Store For Sox

The Boston Red Sox blew out the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, and David Ortiz reached yet another home run milestone in the process. Ortiz’s solo shot in the second inning of Boston’s 10-1 win was the 501st of his illustrious career and his 35th this season, making him the first player in Red Sox history to club 35 home runs in six different seasons. In addition to the team...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Bills Odds: New England Slim Favorites Over Buffalo

The New England Patriots will be looking to extend their four game straight up (SU) win streak on Sunday when they take on the rapidly improving Buffalo Bills in a game with a tight betting spread at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. New England opened as a 1.5-point favorite, but some books now have the matchup as a pick’em. The Patriots welcomed quarterback Tom Brady back...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Dustin Pedroia Homers Twice As Boston Blows Past Orioles

The Boston Red Sox salvaged the finale of a three-game series in emphatic fashion Wednesday, scoring three runs in the third and five more in the fourth en route to a 10-1 demolition of the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. GAME IN A WORD Double-barreled. While they didn’t exactly require a masterful pitching performance on a night with so much offense, the Red Sox nonetheless...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

‘South Park’ Brings Tom Brady, Deflategate Into Satirical Cross Hairs (Video)

“South Park” is doing something the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t in Week 1: tackling the Patriots. The Comedy Central TV show will bring New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and, presumably, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell into its satirical cross hairs Wednesday night. The episode airs Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.Filed under: Entertainment, New...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Mallett To Be Texans’ QB On Sunday; Brian Hoyer Benched

HOUSTON — Ryan Mallett will start at quarterback for the Texans on Sunday at Carolina, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Brian Hoyer started the season opener but had two turnovers early and was benched in the fourth quarter. Mallett took over and led the Texans on two scoring drives in the last six minutes of the 27-20 loss...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Use Bullpen As Starter-By-Committee Through September (Video)

With the Boston Red Sox shutting down many of their starting pitchers, it’s time too look for some in-house help to finish off the season. The Red Sox previously expressed a desire to utilize a six-man rotation, but due to injuries the team doesn’t have enough starting pitchers to go around. To help alleviate that issue, the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham suggests they will use...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Week 2 TV Schedule Maps: Cowboys-Eagles Highlight The Week

Week 1 in the NFL brought a lot of excitement. Week 2 shouldn’t disappoint either. The Dallas Cowboys once again dive into an NFC East rivalry, this time traveling to visit the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that will be available in all but two major markets. It also is reunion time for former Cowboy DeMarco Murray, who faces his old team for the first time. It’s only Week 2...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Shut Down Joe Kelly For Season, Send Pitcher Back To Boston

The start that snapped Joe Kelly’s streak of eight consecutive wins will end up being the right-hander’s final outing of 2015. Kelly left Tuesday’s matchup with the Baltimore Orioles with shoulder tightness after just 2 1/3 innings. The Red Sox went on to lose 6-5 in 13 innings, and acting manager Torey Lovullo announced the following day that Kelly had been sent back to Boston...
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Champions League Week 1: Cristiano Ronaldo Still Dominant And 4 Other Things

The UEFA Champions League amazes from day 1. So does Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo scored a hat trick for Real Madrid in its 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Ronaldo’s feat is unsurprising, given his status as the competition’s all-time leading goal scorer. Ronaldo now has scored a record 80 Champions League goals. His eternal rival Lionel Messi trails him by three. Their race will...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Takes Aim At Steelers: Bills Will Have Defenders On Rob Gronkowski

FOXBORO, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski is not easy to cover. But the Pittsburgh Steelers took that to a whole new level during their 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots last Thursday. Gronkowski scored three touchdowns in the win, and on one of them, the Steelers failed to cover the tight end with a single defender. That led to an easy 16-yard touchdown for Gronk, who finished with 91...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Fill Receiver, Returner Depth With Reported KeShawn Martin Trade

FOXBORO, Mass. — Just when you think you have the all the answers, the New England Patriots change the question. After reportedly acquiring wide receiver KeShawn Martin in a trade with the Houston Texans, we’re no longer wondering when Kenbrell Thompkins will be signed to the Patriots’ active roster but how their new addition will fit into the offense. The answer: He might...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Still Can’t Crack Chris Simms’ Top-Five NFL Quarterbacks List

Tom Brady silenced a lot of doubters last season. Even Chris Simms is starting to come around. He’s just not there yet. Simms, a former NFL quarterback now working as an analyst for Bleacher Report, turned heads last November when he said Brady no longer was one of the league’s top five QBs. Brady, of course, had a terrific season en route to winning his fourth Super Bowl. Not...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Brock Holt Nominated For 2015 Roberto Clemente Award

Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt was announced this week as his team’s nominee for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. The award, given annually since 1971 and renamed in Clemente’s honor after the Baseball Hall of Famer’s death in 1973, “pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Reinstates Patriots Employees John Jastremski, Jim McNally From Suspension

The NFL officially reinstated suspended New England Patriots employees John Jastremski and Jim McNally on Wednesday, nearly eight months after their alleged involvement in Deflategate. “Last week, the New England Patriots requested the reinstatement of both John Jastremski and Jim McNally,” the NFL said in a statement. “The Patriots have satisfied the league’s requirements...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Acquire Receiver Keshawn Martin In Trade With Texans

The New England Patriots have reportedly bolstered their wide receiver corps. The Patriots acquired wideout and kickoff specialist Keshawn Martin in a trade with the Houston Texans on Wednesday, according to The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. Martin played sparingly on offense for the Texans, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played in 48 games for Houston...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Bryce Harper, David Price Worth High Cost

One is a frontrunner for the National League MVP award, the other is a frontrunner for the American League Cy Young. Both should be in your DraftKings lineup, according to NESN’s Tom Caron. Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals face a mediocre pitcher in Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Alec Asher (0-3, 10.67 ERA) on Wednesday, and coming off a two-home run performance Tuesday...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts Sit As Red Sox Finish Off Series Vs. Orioles

The Boston Red Sox will be without two of their most potent bats as they look to avoid a sweep at Camden Yards. Neither shortstop Xander Bogaerts nor center fielder Mookie Betts was in the starting lineup Wednesday for the finale of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles. The day off was a long time coming for the two young stars. Bogaerts and Betts had started every game...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady On Donald Trump Becoming President: ‘That Would Be Great’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Donald Trump did not hold back his support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as he fought his four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. Now the signal caller is returning the favor. Brady is on record saying Trump is a good friend, and that the two like to play golf together. He took that support a step further Wednesday when asked...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Ryan Wendell Limited In Practice With ‘Illness’

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots offensive lineman Ryan Wendell was added to the injury report Wednesday after being declared inactive in Week 1. Wendell was a limited participant in practice due to an “illness.” Wendell was named a Patriots offensive captain this year and is expected to be a starter when he gets back in game shape. Wendell was on the physically unable...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Simms Defends Deflategate Opinion: ‘I’m Really Not Anti-Patriots’

Chris Simms isn’t trolling the New England Patriots, you guys. Simms joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak & Bertrand” on Wednesday afternoon to explain his interesting stance on Deflategate. The former NFL quarterback and current Bleacher Report analyst said that while his opinions sometimes are critical, it isn’t because of any ill will toward the Pats. “I work really...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Takes Jab At Colts: ‘They Got Pushed Around’ By Bills In Week 1

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Indianapolis Colts did not have a good time in Buffalo last weekend during their 27-14 loss. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck only completed 53.1 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions. The running game didn’t fare much better, as Indianapolis combined for only 64 yards on the ground. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady noticed some of those...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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