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Antonio Brown to honor Arnold Palmer with custom cleats

Antonio Brown plans to pay tribute to the late Arnold Palmer by wearing custom cleats featuring an image of “The King” during Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field. Antonio Brown -- Gets 'Arnold Palmer Tribute' Cleats ... Hail to 'The King' (PHOTO) https://t.co/aurcdtvlxL — TMZ (@TMZ) September 30, 2016 The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver...
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Geno Smith says he's 'way too talented' to be a backup

Geno Smith may be sitting at No. 2 on the New York Jets’ depth chart behind Ryan Fitzpatrick but insisted this week he’s “way too talented” to be a backup. Smith believes one day he will again be a starter in the NFL. “It’s going to come,” Smith told Bleacher Report. “I’m way too talented.” Smith of course was the de facto Jets starting quarterback as the team...
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Report: TSA denies Josh Gordon tried to smuggle pot onto plane

A TSA source has told TMZ that despite reports to the contrary, Josh Gordon did not attempt to smuggle marijuana onto a plane at a Cleveland airport. The troubled Gordon, who announced Thursday he would delay his return to the Cleveland Browns to enter in-patient treatment to "gain full control" of his life, evidently was screened by the TSA but no drugs were found. “The...
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Yasiel Puig gives young Dodgers fan bat after push-up challenge (vid)

Yasiel Puig made the day of one young fan before the Los Angeles Dodgers played the San Diego Padres Thursday at Petco Park. The Dodgers slugger noticed a sign held by 12-year-old Noah Rosenberg that read, “Dreams can come true! Will do push ups 4 a bat!” Puig, showcasing his #PuigYourFriend tendencies, then invited Rosenberg down to the field and challenged the youngster...
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Russell Wilson on playing Sunday against Jets: ‘No doubt’

Russell Wilson insists he'll play in Sunday's game against the New York Jets despite suffering an MCL sprain in his left knee during last Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers. “No doubt,” Wilson told reporters Thursday, via Pro Football Talk. “No doubt.” The already banged-up Seattle Seahawks signal-caller suffered the knee injury when he was taken down by 49ers...
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Steve Kerr favors shorter NBA preseason to limit back-to-backs

Count Steve Kerr among the critics who feel there are too many exhibition games in the NBA preseason. The Golden State Warriors head coach recently argued there are an excessive amount of preseason games. Kerr believes limiting the exhibition season to five games instead of the customary eight would enable the NBA to start the regular season early. And in doing so, would foster...
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Browns fan updates ‘Cleveland QB Graveyard’ with headstones

A Cleveland Browns fan has made it an annual Halloween tradition to decorate his yard with gravestones to illustrate his favorite NFL team’s horrible luck when it comes to quarterbacks. And with the Browns again experiencing devastating and disappointing developments on the starting quarterback front early on this season, it’s become a labor of love for him to simply keep...
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Cubs fan gets World Series champs tattoo because of course he did

The Chicago Cubs enter the MLB postseason as the prohibitive favorites to win the World Series, but that doesn’t make a fan’s decision to tempt fate and awake curses by getting a tattoo prematurely touting the team as 2016 world champions necessarily the smartest thing. A guy named Noel based in Des Moines, Iowa, was the lucky “winner” of a contest held by 1460 KXNO where...
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Ryder Cup heckler wins $100 off Euro players by draining putt

To say this week’s Ryder Cup is going to be a raucous event clearly would be an understatement. No further evidence is needed outside of what occurred Thursday during a practice round by European players. With throngs of spectators keeping a close eye on the action at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn., Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan repeatedly missed a 12-foot putt. Someone in the...
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Eric Decker’s wife again sharing intimate details of couple’s marriage

Jessie James Decker has never been bashful over revealing intimate details about her marriage to New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker. So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising she has done so once again, this time detailing how the couple makes sure to make time for … themselves. “We plan these nights,” she recently told Us Weekly, via the New York Post. “I’ll send...
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Alabama brewery trolls Les Miles, LSU over coach’s firing (pic)

Druid City Brewing Co. has become well known in college football circles for their typically Alabama Crimson Tide-themed murals (see here and here for examples). Given the establishment sits right in the heart of Roll Tide Land in Tuscaloosa, Ala., that’s hardly a surprise. The SEC of course experienced a seismic event this week when Les Miles was let go as the head coach of...
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Trump again weighs in on Kaepernick protest controversy

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump toned down the rhetoric when again weighing in on the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest against social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. Trump, during an interview with FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly Wednesday, wouldn’t say exactly how he’d handle the Kaepernick controversy were he the...
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Jayhawks basketball players show off impressive $12M dorm

It’s always been a pretty good gig to end up playing college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. But thanks to a new $12 million dorm opened last year, Jayhawks players can now enjoy their college experience living in the lap of luxury. Devonte’ Graham and Landen Lucas recently led a tour of McCarthy Hall and given the glorified dorm boasts an outdoor lounge, media center, basketball...
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Eli Manning has silly response about struggles against Vikings

Eli Manning hasn’t enjoyed the best games of his career when the New York Giants have faced the Minnesota Vikings. In fact, he’s been downright abysmal. This might be why Manning decided to intentionally misinterpret a question concerning his profound struggles against them. Manning was asked by a reporter about Minnesota “having his number.” That was all the Giants signal...
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Popovich jokingly says Duncan ‘tough to manage’ in retirement

Gregg Popovich continues to give the newly retired Tim Duncan grief over his still-to-be determined role with the San Antonio Spurs. And this time around, the usually curmudgeonly coach jokingly suggested Duncan is even more difficult now that his playing career is done. Days after suggesting Duncan’s job title with the Spurs might as well be “Coach of Whatever He Wants to...
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DeAngelo Williams trolls Terrelle Pryor over Browns talk

DeAngelo Williams rarely hesitates to express his opinion when it comes to goings-on in the NFL. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers running back couldn’t help but react after hearing Terrelle Pryor express confidence about the Cleveland Browns’ prospects for success this season. The Browns' season of course has been a disastrous one already...
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Marshall: Beckham has to 'learn how to control his emotions’

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the latest observer to suggest Odell Beckham Jr. needs to figure out how to better harness his emotions. But what makes Marshall’s input so interesting is he speaks from a position of experience. The New York Giants wide receiver again attracted unwanted attention due to his inability to control his emotions during Sunday...
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Geno Smith deletes Instagram post possibly critical of Jets

Geno Smith had a front-row seat to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s disastrous six-interception performance during the New York Jets’ 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. The Jets backup quarterback then appeared to take a shot at the team’s starter with a seemingly sardonic post to Instagram that has since been deleted. Smith took to the social media site Wednesday and posted...
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Danny Willett’s brother calls U.S. golf fans ‘pudgy,' ‘brainless’

The rhetoric heading into this week’s Ryder Cup has been cranked up to a contentiously fever pitch thanks to the brother of Euro player Danny Willett. In a piece published by National Club Golfer entitled, “I ain’t partisan, he’s my brother,” Pete Willett unleashed a scathing screed at the expense of American golf fans, whom he refers to in different parts of the essay...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams won’t let other rookie QBs’ success alter plan for Jared Goff

Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher made it clear the team plans to stay the course with Jared Goff despite the relative success of fellow rookie quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott. Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is sitting at No. 2 on the Rams depth chart. Despite current Rams starter Case Keenum’s struggles and the splashes made by the Philadelphia...
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76ers 'starstruck' by Will Smith's appearance at team dinner

Members of the Philadelphia 76ers were left in awe after actor Will Smith made a surprise appearance at a team dinner earlier this week. Smith is Philadelphia native who along with wife Jada Pinkett Smith purchased a minority stake in the team in 2011. Despite being a frequent attendee at Sixers games at Wells Fargo Center, players -- including Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Jahlil...
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Who wears short shorts? James Harden wears short shorts (pic)

James Harden turned contemporary NBA on-court style on its head by showing up to Houston Rockets practice rocking a pair of mighty short shorts. Harden. #Rockets pic.twitter.com/WLLlipuDVS — Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) September 27, 2016   Whether Harden’s decision to go retro with the short-shorts look — which certainly appears to be an uncomfortable one —...
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Is Jerry Jones exhibiting signs of quasi-man crush on Jay-Z?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has to be feeling pretty good about his team’s 2-1 start despite having to start rookie Dak Prescott for the injured Tony Romo. So instead of spending time lamenting over a tough loss during a radio appearance Jones opted to share a strange story involving Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z. Jones clearly has an affinity for the supercouple and apparently...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Beret shares how he helped alter Kaepernick protest

Former Seattle Seahawks player and Green Beret Nate Boyer has shared how he helped persuade Colin Kaepernick to switch up his national anthem protest. Boyer, in an interview for HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” that premieres Tuesday night, revealed details of a conversation he had with Kaepernick that prompted the San Francisco 49ers quarterback to stop sitting and...
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Matt Ryan’s wife takes to Twitter to mock weak block attempt

Even Matt Ryan’s wife found his weak attempt to throw a block — or avoid throwing one, as it were — during Monday night’s 45-32 win over the New Orleans Saints deserving of ridicule. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback clearly had no interest in throwing his body in front of 6-foot-4, 308-pound Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley on a run by Devonta Freeman. NOPE. #ATLvsNO pic...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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