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Tom Brady Passes Warren Moon For Sixth On All-Time NFL Passing List

There weren’t many positives for the New England Patriots during Sunday’s 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. The same can be said for quarterback Tom Brady, who threw for just 62 yards in the second half as his team failed to score in the game’s final 30 minutes. Despite all that, the signal-caller still managed to etch his name in the record books. Brady finished with 249 passing...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant Gets Rocked Across The Middle On Tony Romo Interception (GIF)

No one got hit harder than Dez Bryant got hit today. The Dallas Cowboys got off to a brutal start Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, and things only got worse from there. With the Cowboys trailing 14-3, Tony Romo threw a pass intended for Bryant, but it was picked off by safety Eric Reid, who ran it back to the Dallas 2-yard line. Oh yeah, and Bryant got absolutely destroyed...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: R.A. Dickey Shuts Down Sox Again As Jays Avoid Sweep

BOSTON — There would be no brooms out Sunday in Boston. With a chance to close out a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays in the teams’ final meeting of the season, the Red Sox were unable to solve knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who allowed a run on six hits over seven innings in a 3-1 win for the visitors. Dickey has had Boston’s number all season, going 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA...
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Derek Jeter honored with ceremony at Yankee stadium

NEW YORK — Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades. The New York Yankees honored their retiring captain Sunday with a 45-minute pregame ceremony that included surprise appearances by NBA great Michael Jordan and baseball ironman...
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Steven Wright Tosses Five Stellar Innings In Relief During Loss Vs. Jays (Video)

It was a battle of the knuckleballers — for a few innings at least — Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Blue Jays, fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright relieved starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, and promptly shut down Toronto. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six, but he was...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Corey Perry, Patrick Kane Lead Right Wing Rankings

Right wing is one of the deepest positions in fantasy hockey with at least 12 top-tier players available. The position also has many talented sophomores expected to have breakout seasons in 2014-15, a group that’s headlined by Valeri Nichushkin of the Dallas Stars and Tyler Toffoli of the Los Angeles Kings. Let’s look at the top right wingers you should draft, risky selections...
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Tom Brady: I Could ‘Absolutely’ Envision Myself Being Cut One Day

A decade. That’s how long it has been since Tom Brady has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. But as the New England Patriots quarterback prepares for his 15th season in the NFL, his hunger for success and his desire to win is as strong as ever. Brady sat down with NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer in an interview that aired Sunday to talk about just how badly he wants another championship...
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Patriots’ Offensive Line, Run Defense Struggle In Patriots’ 30-20 Loss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The New England Patriots looked like they were going to roll through the Miami Dolphins after the first half of the season opener. The second half was an entirely different story, however. The Patriots’ churned out one of their worst performances of the Bill Belichick era, showing a complete inability to move the ball on offense and to stop the run on the...
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Maurice Jones-Drew Fumbles, Improbably Bicycle Kicks Ball Back To QB (GIF)

Maurice Jones-Drew got really, really lucky on Sunday afternoon. The running back’s Oakland Raiders career got off to a shaky start, as he and his new team took on the New York Jets in Week 1 of NFL action. Jones-Drew took a handoff from rookie quarterback Derek Carr and almost immediately fumbled after being hit right away. Jones-Drew fumbled the ball, and it looked like the Raiders...
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Undrafted Jags Rookie Opens Career With Two First-Quarter Touchdowns (Videos)

Welcome to the NFL, Allen Hurns. The undrafted free agent rookie out of Miami is about to become a household name after the day — no, no, after the first quarter — he’s had. The Jacksonville Jaguars wideout recorded his first two NFL catches of his professional careers, and they just so happened to both be touchdowns. Hurns hauled in a 34-yard reception from Chad Henne to open...
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Steelers’ Antonio Brown Kicks Browns Punter In Face To Break Tackle (GIF)

Antonio Brown did his best Bruce Lee impression on Sunday afternoon. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was on punt return duties against the Cleveland Browns when he gave us what may end up being 2014’s top play. At the very least, it might be the most awesome play of the season. Brown was returning a punt across midfield when Browns punter Spencer Lanning tried to make a tackle...
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Tyler Eifert Suffers Gross-Looking, Likely Really Painful Elbow Injury (GIF)

Tyler Eifert’s 2014 season is off to a rough start. The Cincinnati Bengals tight end suffered the first gross-looking, potentially serious injury of the season in his team’s season opener on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Everything was going well for Eifert after he grabbed a pass from Andy Dalton in the first quarter. That’s when he turned into a human pinball. Eifert...
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John Farrell: Jackie Bradley Jr. ‘Would Get My Vote’ For Gold Glove

BOSTON — Major league managers cannot vote for their own players on the Gold Glove ballot. If they could, however, John Farrell’s center field selection would have taken no thought at all. The Boston Red Sox skipper told reporters Sunday, in no uncertain terms, that Jackie Bradley Jr. is the best in the business when it comes to glovework. “The higher number of balls are going...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell On Rubby De La Rosa Pitch Count: We’ve Got A Threshold In Mind (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are being careful with Rubby De La Rosa this season. The team is keeping the future in mind, knowing De La Rosa has the tools to become one of Boston’s young aces next season, which is why manager John Farrell is staying mindful of his workload. “We’€™re not just going to let him go unrestricted or 100-plus pitches,” Farrell told reporters Saturday. “There’€™s...
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Steven Wright Looking Forward To Studying Fellow Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (Video)

The knuckleballers were represented well at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays, Tim Wakefield and Steven Wright joined Tom Caron on the set of “Red Sox First Pitch.” Wright, who was called up from Triple A Pawtucket on Sept. 1 to join the Boston bullpen for the final month of the season, has been solid for the PawSox after...
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Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner Bruce Levenson Selling Interest In Team After Racist Email

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson says he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he says he wrote in an attempt “to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide.” Levenson says he regrets the email sent to the team’s co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry two years ago as “inappropriate and offensive.” In a statement...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Banged-Up Sox Go For Sweep In Sunday Matinee

As much of New England tunes in to the Patriots’ regular-season opener, the Boston Red Sox will look to complete a series sweep for just the third time since the All-Star break. The Red Sox, on the heels of consecutive one-run wins over the Toronto Blue Jays, will be without a number of regulars for Sunday’s series finale. Mike Napoli and Brock Holt continue to experience...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Starts In Center As Red Sox Look To Sweep Blue Jays

Jackie Bradley Jr. will be in the Boston Red Sox lineup for the first time in almost a month on Sunday afternoon when the Sox go for a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays. Bradley was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and was used as a defensive replacement on Saturday night, but Sunday’s start will be his first at the major league level since Aug. 17. Bradley was...
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Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams Dyes Hair Pink To Honor Late Mother (Photo)

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is going to be decked out in blue, black, silver and white on Sunday, but he’ll also be rocking a little bit of pink. Williams’ mother, Sandra Kay Hill, passed away in May after her battle with breast cancer. In the Panthers’ Week 1 clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Williams’ first game since his mom’s passing ...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Shirtless NASCAR Fan Climbs On To Track Fence, Causes Caution (Video)

The caution flag flew Saturday night at the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Richmond for a very different reason than usual. There was no wreck, there was no debris on the track and there wasn’t anything car-related that would slow the race. There was, however, a presumably drunk and shirtless man hanging out on the catch fence that hangs over the track. Nascar fan seating on...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots-Dolphins Live: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play

10:10 a.m. ET: We’re three hours away from kickoff, and fans are just filtering into Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski are expected to play despite being listed as questionable for Week 1’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Gronkowski isn’t expected to see a full slate of action, but it wouldn’t...
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Tim Wakefield: R.A. Dickey ‘Doing What A Knuckleballer Should Do’ (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays gave up a ton to get R.A. Dickey, and while he hasn’t been a Cy Young-caliber pitcher, he’s certainly been solid with Toronto. Dickey will get the ball Sunday in the series finale with the Red Sox, his 30th start of the season. It marks the fourth consecutive season he’s made 30 starts, and he’s been a workhorse in two seasons with the Jays. Former Red...
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Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo Has ‘Really Shined’ With Double-A Portland (Video)

The early reports on newly signed Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo are very good. The Cuban defector continues to ease into American professional baseball, and he did so most recently at Double-A Portland. Castillo played Friday and Saturday in the Sea Dogs’ playoff series against the Binghamton Mets, and he opened plenty of eyes. See a report on Castillo from Sea Dogs...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play Against Dolphins

It’s go time for Gronk. ProFootballTalk.com reported Sunday morning that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will return to game action against the Miami Dolphins in the season opener. According to the PFT report, a league source indicated that the tight end will play on a limited basis. It makes sense, of course, to limit Gronkowski’s workload. The hulking tight end...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Week 1 Injury Update: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski Both Questionable

7:20 a.m.: Welcome back, football. Our long national nightmare is over, as the NFL returns in full on Sunday afternoon with a near-full slate of games across the league, save for Thursday’s game in Seattle and a pair of Monday night tilts. The return of football also means the return of monitoring the status on each of the 32 teams for fantasy football or other football-related...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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