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Blake Griffin: Fight with Clippers staffer ‘100% my fault’

Blake Griffin would like nothing more than to put his nightmarish 2015-16 season behind him. And he took the first step in doing so by taking full responsibility for an incident that in part derailed everything. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar, and not for the first time, penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune in which he writes about the infamous fight in Toronto last...
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Ravens’ Justin Tucker raps about fried chicken in regional spot (vid)

Justin Tucker without question is one of the NFL’s preeminent kickers, but the work he did in a commercial for a regional convenience store may be his best work yet, on or off the field. The Baltimore Ravens kicker stars as “Rappin’ Justin” in a new spot for the Baltimore-based Royal Farms. And what does “Rappin’ Justin” drop mad rhymes about over some slick beats...
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Von Miller credits ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for strong start

Von Miller is off to one of the best starts of his NFL career. And he credits competing on “Dancing with the Stars” during the offseason as the primary reason. The Denver Broncos linebacker specifically cited intense and lengthy practices with dance partner Witney Carson as the impetus to a newfound aspiration for consistency. “Some of the practice I had with Witney is...
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RG3, Grete Sadeiko Instagram lovefest still going strong

Robert Griffin III may be on injured reserve, sidelined by a left shoulder fracture that could cost him the season, but it’s plainly evident that he has the full support of his new girlfriend. And that's made abundantly clear by the fact the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his girlfriend’s Instagram lovefest game remains as strong as ever. Griffin, who just last week officially...
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Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry sneakers: ‘They were bad’

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry may be teammates on the Golden State Warriors, but that apparently isn’t enough to declare a cease fire in the frequently contentious NBA “Sneaker Wars.” Durant was a guest this week along with rapper Nas on Bill Simmons’ HBO show “Any Given Wednesday.” Among the myriad topics discussed — including how Durant was “hurt” by the backlash...
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‘Let’s go Kessel’ chanted during Team USA World Cup game

Fans in attendance at Team USA’s final game in what has been a disastrous appearance in the World Cup of Hockey added insult to injury by chanting “Let’s Go Kessel” during play. That moment when the ACC starts chanting "LET'S GO KESSEL" in the middle of a #TeamUSA Game #WCH2016 #SavageChirps pic.twitter.com/MHwHIJhhtq — Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) September...
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LeBron James to produce sitcom set in Cleveland for NBC

LeBron James in all likelihood is gearing himself up for Cleveland Cavaliers training camp. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t putting the finishing touches on an extremely productive summer off the court. James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment has announced the NBA star will serve as an executive producer on an upcoming sitcom for NBC. The series, “There Goes...
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Rodgers calls media ‘predictable’ over questions about struggles

Aaron Rodgers made it clear during his weekly session with reporters Wednesday that he knew what kind of questions were coming. After all, the Green Bay Packers offense was coming off another clunker of a performance, this time in a 17-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. But the way Rodgers sees it, the line of questioning doesn’t necessarily constitute a legitimate...
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David Ortiz ‘Retired Not Expired’ shirt designed by his daughter

David Ortiz of course is set to retire whenever the Boston Red Sox’s season ultimately comes to a close. As part of his farewell, his daughter Alex has designed a great t-shirt in the slugger’s honor. Bearing the message “Retired Not Expired 2016” on the front and the Dominican Republic flag on the back -- with his No. 34 in the center -- the premium t-shirt version retails...
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Forte consumes something called liquified phytoplankton

Matt Forte, 30, bristles at the notion that once a running back hits his age they somehow become over-the-hill and past-their-prime in an instant. But that doesn’t mean that the New York Jets back over the years became more and more committed to monitoring his body, especially what he puts into it. One of Forte’s daily rituals is to consume something called liquified phytoplankton...
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Kevin Durant admits fallout from move to Warriors ‘hurt’

Kevin Durant was a guest on Bill Simmons’ HBO show “Any Given Wednesday” this week. Not surprisingly, much of the discussion centered on his decision to join the Golden State Warriors. Durant’s move obviously created a seismic shift, not only in how it created another NBA superteam, but also in perception of the superstar. Durant was called a traitor and accused of chasing...
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Zimmer expects Vikings to perform despite injuries

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that despite the devastating injury developments this week, he doesn’t expect anything less out of his players than maximum effort in Sunday’s showdown with the Carolina Panthers. In the span of a little more than three weeks, the Vikings have lost three key cogs in their offense. First it was Teddy Bridgewater suffering...
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Iman Shumpert backs off plan to kneel during national anthem

Iman Shumpert has backed off plans to kneel during the national anthem as an act of protest after previously indicating his intent to do so. Shumpert, in a rap song entitled “His Story” released last week, professed “you best believe I’m going to take me a knee for the anthem.” Since then, though the Cleveland Cavaliers star has reconsidered, writing in an Instagram...
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Ben Roethlisberger says Antonio Brown will ‘get his catches’

Ben Roethlisberger attempted to downplay any potential frustration over Antonio Brown’s lack of productivity in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals by insisting the dynamic wide receiver will get his fair share of touches in due time. After lighting up the Washington Redskins with eight receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns — not to mention...
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Mark Wahlberg, LeBron James are working on a movie project

When a photo surfaced a few weeks back on social media of LeBron James and Mark Wahlberg hanging out together surrounded by weights, many just assumed that it was simply a case of two A-listers — not to mention fitness buffs — enjoying a workout together. Wit this great dude! Coming soon!! #WeWorking #StriveForGreatness #CameraReady #ByTheWayTrulyAppreciateTheGift...
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Trey Mancini hits HR for first career hit, his mom loses it

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini was called up to the big leagues on Sept. 16. And on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox, the 24-year-old didn’t disappoint, hitting a home run for his first career hit in his second career at-bat. Wave it bye-bye! There goes @TreyMancini’s first Major League hit. #Birdland pic.twitter.com/W9TYsn6Ssa — Baltimore Orioles...
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Jets’ Brandon Marshall calls Carson Wentz ‘smart’ and ‘dumb’

Brandon Marshall probably raised a few eyebrows when he referred to Carson Wentz “dumb” during his weekly appearance Tuesday on “Inside the NFL.” But the New York Jets wide receiver did preface his harsh critique of the budding Philadelphia Eagles rookie phenom by also calling him “smart” as well. And most importantly, Marshall provided a pretty compelling reason for...
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Marshawn Lynch weighs in on Colin Kaepernick controversy

Marshawn Lynch made an appearance on “Conan” Tuesday night and weighed in on Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. The retired NFL running back didn’t hesitate to fully endorse the Kaepernick’s decision to continue his pregame protests. “With what’s going on, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up...
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Mr. Met uses Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt split to brag about Mrs. Met

The entertainment world was left reeling by the news Tuesday that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are headed for divorce. Mr. Met, perhaps recognizing how much it takes to keep a high-profile romance afloat, touted how he and Mrs. Met have stayed together despite being under the media’s white-hot spotlight. #Brangelina getting a divorce , but @mrsmet and I are still going strong...
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Harden hopes to unite Rockets after last season's struggles

James Harden bemoaned how disharmony last season completely derailed the Houston Rockets’ 2015-16 campaign. Worse yet, the superstar hinted that the team has never been on the same page in the four seasons he has been in Houston. The superstar did say recently, though, that he is heading into the 2016-17 NBA season optimistic that’s all in the past. Citing how Rockets players...
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Brady on 'Fake Brady' mask: ‘Creepiest thing I’ve ever seen’

Tom Brady, like most people who have laid eyes on it, has been left profoundly disturbed by the “Fake Tom Brady” mask that has become a haunting sensation early on in the NFL season. The disconcertingly lifelike and startlingly realistic mask first made its appearance when the New England Patriots traveled to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. He's here...
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Bill Belichick’s presser ensemble is hobo-chic at its finest (pic)

Bill Belichick obviously has a “unique” sense of “style” when it comes to the clothing he chooses to wear. And while the New England Patriots head coach can at times get all gussied up and play the role of “Sharp Dressed Man” from time to time, more often than not he approaches the notion of high fashion with utter disdain. We’re much more likely to see Belichick...
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Manziel discusses Kaepernick saga, Browns QB situation

Johnny Manziel’s professional football career may be currently in a perpetual state of limbo, but that doesn’t mean the paparazzi isn’t interested in what he has to say about goings on in the NFL. Manziel — who apparently was “sober,” TMZ chose to note in its report — was approached by the gossip site as he exited Mr Chow on Monday night in Beverly Hills. TMZ was...
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Ron Rivera can’t get out of room after abruptly ending presser

A frustrated Ron Rivera couldn’t get out of the room fast enough after storming off the podium during a Monday press conference. It’s too bad for the Carolina Panthers head coach that the door wouldn’t cooperate. The source of Rivera’s ire was a question about hard shot Luke Kuechly took on the sideline courtesy of a powerful block 49ers wide receiver during a 75-yard...
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Ravens’ community outreach includes players working toll booths (pics)

The Baltimore Ravens probably were still enjoying the afterglow of a come-from-behind victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but several players on Monday were out and about in the community. Dispatches on social media courtesy of the Ravens Community Twitter account showcased Justin Forsett and Justin Tucker getting prepped for toll booth duty. Suited up @TheMDTA tolls...
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