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Mike Tomlin tight-lipped on anthem protests, Charlottesville

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked during a Friday press conference if he has any plans to discuss with his players the national anthem protests occurring around the NFL.“I won’t,” Tomlin succinctly stated.Tomlin was later asked for his reaction to the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., where a rally led by white nationalists, white supremacists...
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Kevin Durant blasts teacher who disparaged him in lesson

Kevin Durant on Friday took to Twitter to blast a Tulsa, Okla., schoolteacher who disparaged him in a handout to students.The teacher allegedly issued a handout that suggested it was better to emulate Michael Jordan as opposed to the Golden State Warriors superstar (image here).The crux of the teacher’s argument centered around how Jordan is a better role model than Durant as the...
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Cousins weighs in on Trump, blasts Confederate statues

DeMarcus Cousins didn’t hold back when expressing his opinions on President Donald Trump and the current controversy surrounding the removal of Confederate statues and monuments across the country.The New Orleans Pelicans superstar unleashed a profanity-laden rant against Confederate statues, telling a TMZ camera crew, “Take all them (expletive) down,” Cousins said … “Take...
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Okla. teacher’s handout: Be more like MJ, not Kevin Durant

A schoolteacher in Tulsa, Okla., clearly is still holding a serious grudge against Kevin Durant over his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead of the 2016-17 NBA season.How do we know? Said teacher issued a handout to students imploring them to be more like Michael Jordan instead of following the path of Durant. “If I could be like Mike,” indeed.The crux of the teacher’s...
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Blake who? Jaguars fan rocks custom Colin Kaepernick jersey

Blake Bortles could very well lose his job as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starting quarterback, that much is becoming clear. Bortles’ erratically underwhelming play throughout his career has been compounded by an absolutely atrocious training camp and putrid performances in two preseason games.And it looks like Jaguars fans — arguably rightfully so — continue to turn on the...
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Bowling Green K earns scholarship by making 53-yard FG

Bowling Green Falcons kicker Jake Suder was under enormous pressure during a recent practice when making a 53-yard field goal was the only thing standing between him and a scholarship.And wouldn’t you know it? Suder nailed it.As Suder’s teammates looked on, Suder readied himself for one the biggest pressure kicks he’s ever attempted. Bowling Green head coach Mike Jinks laid...
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Shelter housing Rally Cat accuses Cardinals of ‘bullying tactics’

The Rally Cat saga has taken a bizarre turn after the animal shelter that currently is housing the feline accused the St. Louis Cardinals organization of “bullying tactics” in its effort to acquire custody of the animal.St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach, a nonprofit organization, posted a statement on its Facebook page indicating the Cardinals erred with the assumption it would gain...
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Report: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving did not meet in Miami

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving apparently were both in Miami over the past weekend. But despite reports to the contrary, the Cleveland Cavaliers teammates — for now — did not actually meet, according to comments made by Stephen A. Smith.The ESPN commentator reported on “First Take” Thursday that said encounter did not take place, citing a source in James’ camp.“I just...
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Bucs offensive line pranks rookies with fake $26k dinner bill

A handful of Tampa Bay Buccaneers players pulled a fast one on two rookies by presenting them with a bogus $26,000 bill at the team’s annual rookie dinner.Tradition dictates rookies foot the bill for each position group. Wednesday night marked the Buccaneers offensive line’s outing, held at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Jacksonville, Fla.Once the meal was completed, the veterans...
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Kris Bryant receives adorable proposal during hospital visit

Kris Bryant and wife Jessica paid a visit this week to the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., where they surprised a group of patients. Perhaps the best — and most adorable — part of the visit is when a young woman named Julie made a marriage proposal to the Chicago Cubs superstar, his wife’s presence be darned. Both Bryant and his wife played...
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Photog snaps great pic of first pitch that drilled him in groin

Photographer Tony Capobianco became an arguably unwilling Internet sensation Wednesday night when he painfully became part of the story he was covering at Fenway Park.Capobianco, a photographer for the Andover (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune, was standing off behind home plate to capture the moment cancer survivor Jordan Leandre threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox hosted the...
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Reporter: LeBron's reps ‘will/must lie to protect his image’

NBA reporter Chris Sheridan on Thursday doubled down on his report Wednesday that LeBron James is “100 percent leaving” the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2017-18 season.Sheridan suggested in his original tweeted report that James’ relationship with Cavaliers ownership, namely Dan Gilbert, is “beyond repair.” In fact, Sheridan even upped the ante by stating the Cavaliers...
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Is Cards’ ‘Rally Cat’ in the midst of a looming custody battle?

The St. Louis Cardinals organization are among those behind the “thousands of inquiries” that have been made to a St. Louis animal shelter concerning the ultimate final custody of “Rally Cat.”The feral feline of course became the latest “Rally [Insert Animal Here]” to take Major League Baseball by storm thanks to its appearance in the outfield on Aug. 9 at Busch Stadium...
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Tom Brady meets young cancer patient after Patriots practice

Tom Brady took a moment after Wednesday’s joint practice between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans to greet a young fan currently undergoing cancer treatments.Gabe Lester, 11, paid a visit to the Texans’ training camp facility in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. and got the chance to meet Brady.A devoted Patriots fan, Lester actually had undergone chemotherapy treatments...
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Saints fan trolls Falcons over SB loss with cleverly calculated tip

A New Orleans Saints fan utilized a cleverly calculated tip to troll the Atlanta Falcons over the team’s historic and heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl LI.The Falcons of course blew a 28-3 third-quarter lead last February, ultimately losing to the New England Patriots in overtime by a score of 34-28 in stunning fashion.Well, some snarky Saints fan who happened to be dining out at...
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Wie debuts patriotic ‘bling shoes’ before Solheim Cup

Michelle Wie will make her fifth consecutive appearance in the Solheim Cup this week at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa. As patriotic as they come when it comes to such events, Wie is going all-out touting a style befitting a role on Team USA.And to kick it off for Wie, it’s gotta be the shoes.Wie on Wednesday showcased a sparkly pair of sneakers that she refers to as...
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Rasheed Wallace: Zach Randolph ‘ain’t no dope dealer’

Rasheed Wallace came out in defense of former teammate Zach Randolph, saying the Sacramento Kings forward “ain’t no dope dealer.”Randolph, 32, was arrested and charged last week in Los Angeles with felony marijuana possession with intent to sell. Randolph is accused of being in possession of upwards of two pounds of marijuana at the time of his arrest.Raymond Brothers, Randolph’s...
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James Harrison ‘fine’ with possibly backing up T.J. Watt

James Harrison claims he’s “fine” with how the Pittsburgh Steelers appear intent on having him play the role of backup to rookie T.J. Watt at outside linebacker.Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter announced earlier this week that Watt will start with Harrison, 39, spelling him in certain situations.Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t yet confirmed that’s the...
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Porzingis reportedly ‘off limits’ in potential Kyrie Irving trade

The New York Knicks reportedly have declared Kristaps Porzingis “off limits” in any potential trade for Kyrie Irving, according to a Newsday source.Porzingis reportedly is among the Cavs’ top targets in a potential trade to ship out the disgruntled point guard with the word being Cleveland is on the hunt for a young star in exchange for Irving. The belief is such an acquisition...
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Brewers got weird for 'Game of Thrones Night' at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night hosted “Game of Thrones Night” at Miller Park during their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And let’s just say that things got really weird, albeit it in an amusing, yet surreal, manner.Among the highlights of the themed evening that paid tribute to the smash HBO series included folks portraying “GoT” characters. The Brewers, though...
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D-Wade jokes about ‘NBA 2K18’ rating him lower than LeBron

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of course are best of buddies and enjoy something akin to a sibling-like rivalry. The friendly-but-competitive banter that often occurs between the two has now hit the realm of video games, thanks to D-Wade.The Chicago Bulls superstar took to Twitter Tuesday night to bemoan how his player rating in “NBA 2K18” is substantially lower than his longtime...
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Report: Munn ‘couldn’t care less’ who Rodgers is dating

Olivia Munn reportedly “couldn’t care less” who former boyfriend Aaron Rodgers might be dating amid rumors the Green Bay Packers quarterback may be involved with soccer star Marie Margolius.Rodgers recently was spotted dining out with Margolius on the Upper East Side, per a Page Six report. Munn, who dated Rodgers for nearly three years before a split in April, reportedly isn’t...
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Rob Ryan speaks out against national anthem protests in NFL

Former NFL coach Rob Ryan on Tuesday spoke out against the national anthem protests that have been occurring before NFL games since last season when Colin Kaepernick started the movement by kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”Ryan stated his case by arguing it was time for national pride and to “stand behind” President Donald Trump.Appearing on FOX Sports’ “The...
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Durant blasts ESPN’s fantasy football auction draft segment

Kevin Durant on Tuesday night took to Twitter to blast the fantasy football auction draft segment aired by ESPN that has spawned significant controversy.The Golden State Warriors superstar tweeted that “bum ass” ESPN is “running out of ideas.” The segment in question has been widely criticized as tone deaf as it came across to many as bearing a resemblance to a slave auction...
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Rob Gronkowski says he'd pay $69K to wear No. 69 jersey

Rob Gronkowski has made it clear he has a sophomoric, frat-boy-like affinity for the number 69. And now comes word that he’s willing to plunk down a substantial sum of money to don the No. 69 jersey in an NFL game.The New England Patriots tight end recently appeared on Bleacher Report’s “The Simms and Lefkoe Podcast.” During the interview, Gronkowski was asked what lengths...
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