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Ben McAdoo to Giants fans: ‘Come out and watch a great show’

Ben McAdoo on Friday implored fans to come and support the New York Giants when the team hosts the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, guaranteeing them “a great show.”What inspired the beleaguered head coach to utter such an arguably dubious statement? He was asked by reporters what his message would be to Giants fans who have grown accustomed to the unwatchable during...
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Jerry Jones: It’s ‘madness’ to think he’s not looking out for NFL’s best interests

Jerry Jones on Friday says it’s “madness” to believe everything he’s doing isn’t in the short- and long-term interest of the NFL.The Dallas Cowboys owner’s claim comes amid the perception his ongoing and escalating battle with his fellow owners over Roger Goodell’s contract extension has seemingly ignited a league-wide civil war.“It would be madness to think that everything I’m doing...
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Vontaze Burfict confirms report of alleged provocation by refs

Vontaze Burfict on Friday corroborated details from a report from earlier in the week alleging that officials provoked him before he was ejected from last Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, no stranger to on-field controversy, made contact with down judge Jeff Bergman, who was trying to separate Burfict and Titans offensive lineman during a confrontation...
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Al Michaels: Trump waging war on NFL 'like throwing a match into a gas tank'

Al Michaels recently weighed in on several prominent issues confronting the NFL, including a decrease in ratings amid the national anthem protest controversy, among other things. And to Michaels, President Donald Trump’s decision to wage war on the NFL over anthem protests proved to be a spark that ignited the NFL’s current crop of crises.Michaels will be on the telecast for NBC...
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‘Still OKC’ Kevin Durant: ‘Ain’t no such thing’ as loyalty

Kevin Durant insists he still has love for the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying that “blue is going to be in my blood forever.”While some would argue the superstar is being disingenuous with that comment given he spurned the Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors ahead of last season, Durant countered the claim by stating there “ain’t no such thing” as loyalty.Durant was labeled...
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Alejandro Villanueva apparently behind Big Ben's 'Dilly Dilly' line call

The Pittsburgh Steelers came out on “Thursday Night Football” and absolutely throttled the Tennessee Titans, walking out of Heinz Field with a convincing 40-17 victory. Among the more whimsical highlights — at least from the Steelers’ perspective — was when Ben Roethlisberger busted out one comical line call.Big Ben, before a fourth quarter play, didn’t like how things were looking...
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Steph Curry: 'Very, very likely' Warriors will face Celtics in Finals

It would appear that the remainder of the 2016-17 NBA regular season is a mere formality. At least that’s how Stephen Curry sees it, as the superstar point guard essentially stated a Golden State Warriors-Boston Celtics match-up in the NBA Finals is a foregone conclusion.Curry and the Warriors ran into the buzz saw that is the red-hot Celtics on Thursday night and lost by a score...
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Bridgewater on backing up Keenum: ‘Trust the process’

Teddy Bridgewater is channeling his inner Joel Embiid to navigate his remarkable NFL comeback.The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday made the expected announcement that Case Keenum would start against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, with Bridgewater playing backup for the second straight week.Bridgewater insists there’s no frustration over not getting the nod, instead expressing patience...
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Taylor Lewan clowns on Titans’ Color Rush unis: ‘We look like Smurfs’

The Tennessee Titans face the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 11. As is the custom, both teams will be rocking their respective Color Rush uniforms.The Steelers to a man seem pretty pumped up about their alternate unis. The Titans, meanwhile? Um, not so much. Just ask Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan. Even though Lewan feels Titans players resemble the...
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade named as co-producers of sports documentary

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been a championship combination on the basketball court and now will see if the partnership can pay dividends in the entertainment world as well. The Cleveland Cavaliers teammates are joining forces, along with Chance the Rapper, to produce a full-length sports documentary titled “Shot in the Dark” for FOX Sports’ upcoming “Magnify” series.A press...
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John Lynch: ‘We know what we like about Jimmy Garoppolo’

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch stayed on script by indicating the team does not need to play Jimmy Garoppolo at this point or perhaps at all this season.The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the New England Patriots in exchange for their second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.Despite sitting at 1-9 — or perhaps in light of it — Lynch sees no reason to usher in the Jimmy...
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Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday workout: 'Good being on the practice field'

Aaron Rodgers was spotted during Green Bay Packers practice Wednesday doing some light work on the side, an encouraging development as the superstar quarterback continues to recover from a broken right collarbone. Rodgers on Thursday admitted despite the light workload, it felt good to be practicing in some capacity. “It was just good being back on the practice field,” Rodgers said...
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Mike McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers 'moving right along’ in recovery

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy provided an encouraging update on Aaron Rodgers: The quarterback is “making really good progress” in recovery from a broken right collarbone.“I know the training staff and the strength and conditioning staff are very pleased with where he is,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “He’s moving right along.” Rodgers underwent surgery last...
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Ohtani or Otani: Correct spelling of Japanese star’s name clarified

One of the biggest names of the MLB offseason is a two-way-playing mega-prospect from Japan. It would be nice if the correct spelling of his name could be settled. Thanks to said player’s agency, the dilemma has been resolved.It’s Ohtani. Not Otani. Shohei Ohtani ultimately will join an MLB roster before the start of the 2018 season, but there has been some debate on how to spell...
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Agent on LeBron's future: 'Most important thing is about winning'

Rich Paul, LeBron James’ agent, made it clear during a recent interview that when it comes to his client’s future, the “most important thing is about winning.”Paul recently joined “The Herd” and weighed in on James’ free-agency future, interestingly adding that James’ “owes” it to the Cleveland Cavaliers to focus on the here and now and worry about what the future holds further on...
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Gronk on high-altitude practices for Mexico City game: ‘My skin feels a lot drier’

Gronk apparently is no fan of thin air. It’s bad for the skin, he says.The New England Patriots face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in Mexico City. To prepare for the game that will be played in high altitude (7,503 feet above sea level), the Patriots remained in Colorado after last Sunday’s win over the Denver Broncos and practiced at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs (7...
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NFL Network reporter destroys Twitter troll who ripped her for talking NBA

NFL Network reporter Stacey Dales wasn’t having it when a Twitter troll questioned her going outside professional football to provide some NBA analysis. And the way in which Dales expertly destroyed the ill-informed critic was as good as gold. Dales weighed in on Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball in a Wednesday evening tweet, and expressed sentiments about the rookie that...
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Scott Boras: Jake Arrieta is ‘a big squirrel with a lot of nuts in his tree’

Superagent Scott Boras is well-known for going to great lengths to boost a client’s value on the free agent market. But who would have thought likening a ballplayer to a squirrel, of all things, would be in Boras’ well-stocked playbook? Here’s what Boras had to say about free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta at the MLB general manager eetings in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday. Wait. What...
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Russell Wilson clowns around about needing jaw realigned after brutal hit

Russell Wilson clearly is no worse for wear after taking a brutal hit to the jaw during last Thursday’s 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals. One needn’t look any further to establish that notion than the video posted by the Seattle Seahawks superstar quarterback joking around about needing jaw realignment.Wilson took to Instagram this week to showcase how he needed to be outfitted...
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Klay Thompson denies rumors he’s dating Instagram model

Klay Thompson did his best during a recent radio interview to dispel the rumor that he’s dating Instagram model Abigail Ratchford. Then again, the case can be made the Golden State Warriors star was sidestepping questions about the rumored romance more than anything.Speculation has increased in recent months that Thompson and Ratchford may be an item. Thompson, while making an appearance...
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Chargers ripped by San Diego paper for cropped photo honoring military

The Los Angeles Chargers organization is encountering some backlash over a photograph tweeted out by its official Twitter account that pays tribute to members of the U.S. military. While the Chargers’ intentions were noble, the decision to crop the photo is being panned.The original photograph the Chargers used in the tweet came from when the team called San Diego home. The choice...
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John Mara personally responded to letter from disgruntled Giants fan

New York Giants President, CEO and co-owner John Mara has been spending some time during the team’s nightmarish season responding to letters from disgruntled fans, or at least one of them.The Giants have endured a torturous 1-8 campaign so far in a season that began with Super Bowl aspirations, in hindsight a ludicrous notion. Giants fans not surprisingly are outraged over the team...
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NFL replay assistant takes stance on anthem protests during replay review

An NFL replay assistant used subterfuge to articulate his stance on the controversial national anthem protest issue. The unidentified individual, who was assisting a referee during a replay review, attached a note to the back of his hat that read, “I will always stand.” The incident occurred during Sunday’s New York Jets-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. The replay assistant presumably...
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Astros’ Brad Peacock celebrates World Series win with Backstreet Boys

The Houston Astros undoubtedly are still basking in the afterglow of their World Series triumph, making the scene and celebrating the remarkable achievement by any means necessary. For Astros pitcher Brad Peacock, said revelry involved hanging out last weekend with none other than the … Backstreet Boys?The seminal boy band took their official Twitter account to show Peacock eagerly...
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Bills streaker using newfound fame to benefit charitable causes

The man who interrupted the Buffalo Bills-New Orleans Saints game last Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium by streaking is using his fame to further charitable causes.First things first, though. The streaker in question, Tristan Lambright, 27, delighted — or horrified (or both) — fans in attendance with his end zone-to-end zone dash in the buff. It made for quite the scene, as this relatively...
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