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Roger Goodell tweets ‘Key & Peele’ joke about relaxed celebration rules

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may not be known for his sense of humor, but it certainly seems like he has a soft spot in his funny bone for “Key & Peele.”The NFL on Tuesday announced it would relax rules on celebrations. Goodell, in a letter to fans entitled “Touchdown celebrations: snow angels, group demonstrations and more are back!”, wrote the goal is to allow players...
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Joey Votto brilliantly shuts down heckling Indians fans (vid)

One wouldn’t expect Joey Votto to be heckled in the Cincinnati Reds’ home stadium. But some Cleveland Indians in town for a intrastate-interleague series at the Great American Ball Park attempted to make Votto’s night on Monday a rough one. A couple of Indians fans who scored some prime seats for Monday night’s game did their best to heckle Votto as the Reds first baseman...
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Martavis Bryant: ‘I know this is my last chance’

Martavis Bryant on Tuesday took part in a Pittsburgh Steelers practice for the first time in about 16 months. And the gifted wideout show has seen his career detoured by multiple suspensions, recognizes one more mistake could effectively end his career.“I know this is my last chance,” Bryant said following Tuesday’s OTA session, via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. “I put the right...
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Broncos’ Watson reacts to terrorist bombing in native Manchester

Denver Broncos offensive lineman Menelik Watson has reacted to the terrorist bombing at a concert Monday night in his native Manchester, calling those who perpetrated the act “scumbags” and promised his hometown will “band together” in the aftermath of the attack.“Scumbags want to impose their will on people through terror, and it doesn’t work,” Watson said, via TMZ...
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Padres, MLB issue statements on drone crash at Petco Park

Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres have both issued statements to address an incident Sunday that could have proved dangerous when a drone crashed into the stands at Petco Park, nearly hitting fans.The crash occurred during the seventh inning of the Padres’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Footage posted to Twitter by FOX Sports Arizona shows just how close the...
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Report: Odell Beckham Jr. expected at OTAs Thursday after no-show

Odell Beckham Jr. was noticeably absent on Monday during the New York Giants’ voluntary organized team activities session. But the Giants wide receiver is expected to report on Thursday, sources told ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.Beckham reportedly was working out with his personal trainer in California instead of attending the OTA. Posts from said trainer on Instagram reportedly confirmed...
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J.R. Smith challenges LeBron James before Game 4 vs. Celtics

LeBron James arguably had one of the worst postseason performances in his storied career during Sunday’s 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And one of James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammates is challenging him to rise above his disappointing performance and bring it in Game 4.J.R. Smith subtly suggested James lacked aggressiveness in Game...
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Report: Steve Kerr ‘uncertain’ to return to Warriors for NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors on Monday night completed a 12-0 run through the Western Conference en route to a third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. While the Warriors’ ticket is punched for a bid at a second NBA title in three seasons, it’s unclear at this time if Steve Kerr will be coaching the team in the series. “Just day-by-day,” Kerr told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears...
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Ben Roethlisberger 'proud' of self-reporting 2015 concussion

Ben Roethlisberger said recently he remains “proud” of his decision to self-report a concussion during the 2015 NFL season.The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback pulled himself out of a Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks that season after experiencing concussion-like symptoms. And to this day Roethlisberger has no regrets over the decision."I'm proud of it," Roethlisberger...
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Reporter responds on Twitter to LeBron calling him out at presser

The Cleveland Cavaliers were stunned by the Isaiah Thomas-less Boston  Celtics on Sunday night, losing their first game of the postseason  after blowing a 21-point lead in a 111-108 Game 3 loss in the Eastern  Conference Finals.LeBron James, who had his worst performance of  the postseason, if not his career, in the losing effort -- scoring only  11 points with seven turnovers...
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Joe Maddon, Cubs roll out new ‘Embrace the Suck’ shirts

The Chicago Cubs have gotten off to a relatively disappointing start to the 2017 MLB season. In an instance of perfect timing, a new shirt has been introduced that blends two of Joe Maddon’s patented catchphrases from the team’s magical championship 2016 campaign: “Embrace the Target” and “Try not to Suck.” “Embrace the Suck” is originally a  term credited to the...
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David Ross is going to dance to what in the ‘DWTS’ finals?

David Ross, arguably in a something of a shocker, is one of the finalists on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars.” But the retired Chicago Cubs World Series champion, who as at times made reference to and sought inspiration from his baseball career throughout the competition, is really swinging for the fences in baseball parlance for one of his performances in the finals...
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Blount on ‘great’ health: ‘I’m at the weight I need to be at’

LeGarrette Blount is listed at 250 pounds but speculation abounds as to whether or not that’s what the scale reads when he steps on it. And he isn't about to discuss it, either.Despite questions this week concerning his true weight after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday on a one-year, $2.8 million deal, Blount refused to divulge such information, saying, “I’m...
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Magic Johnson: Kobe ‘wants to be involved’ with Lakers

Magic Johnson has indicated not only does Kobe Bryant want to “be involved” with the Los Angeles Lakers, he intends to “implement a plan” to convince the fellow Lakers icon to do so in some capacity.Johnson in February came on board with the Lakers after being named the team’s president of basketball operations. While joining SiriusXM NBA Radio this week, Johnson laid out...
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Adam Jones pens thoughtful essay about Fenway incident

Adam Jones has penned a thoughtful and compelling essay entitled “Hate” for The Players’ Tribune in which he addresses the incident on May 1 at Fenway Park when he was subjected to racial slurs and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him.Instead of focusing solely on the troubling incident from his perspective, the Baltimore Orioles outfielder instead addresses how disappointing...
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Mariners honor Chris Cornell with moment of silence

The world this week lost a true rock icon with the death of Chris  Cornell. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman -- not to mention accomplished solo artist -- was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit late Wednesday night following a concert in a death that is being ruled a  suicide.Cornell was a Seattle native and a huge fan of the city’s sports teams. To mourn his passing...
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Michael Vick to play QB in fledgling pro flag football league

Michael Vick has signed on to play quarterback in a fledgling flag football league that will begin testing out concepts and formats beginning next month, reports ESPN’s Darren Rovell.The American Flag Football League is the creation of financier Jeff Lewis, who envisions having former NFL and college football players, among others, participating in what he is hoping will be eight...
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David Ortiz recounts ‘Big Papi’ origins to Stephen Colbert

David Ortiz has been known as “Big Papi” going all the way back to 2003 when he joined the Boston Red Sox. But how did Ortiz come by the nickname that is as synonymous with a particular player as any beloved moniker in Major League Baseball history?The retired Red Sox slugger currently is making the media rounds to promote his new book, “Papi: My Story.” On Wednesday night...
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Tim Tebow autographs ball from errant toss that hit fan in groin

Another day, another story that proves Tim Tebow is an all-around good guy who treats fans well. Although there was some pain involved on behalf of the fan who later became the benefactor of Tebow’s thoughtfulness.Tebow, currently playing with the Columbia Fireflies, the New York Mets’ Low Class-A affiliate, had an inadvertent throw into the stands during Tuesday’s game drill...
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'Concussion' doctor on Gisele speaking out: 'An angel of truth'

Gisele Bundchen unloaded a bombshell on Wednesday when she said husband Tom Brady suffered a concussion last year and has had multiple ones during his career. And one person is coming out in support of Bundchen speaking out: Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was the inspiration for the character portrayed by Will Smith in the 2015 film “Concussion.”“I believe it is something angelic to...
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Report: MLB investigating Kevin Pillar’s alleged homophobic slur

Major League Baseball is investigating an incident from Wednesday night during which Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar appeared to shout a homophobic slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte. USA Today originally reported the investigation and a source has confirmed the same to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Pillar, who believes he was quick-pitched by Motte, apologized for the...
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Graphic fail states John Lackey ‘eating 4.2 children per start’

Chicago Cubs pitcher John Lackey took the mound at Wrigely Field Tuesday night for a start against the Cincinnati Reds. And a comical graphic fail put up during the television broadcast stated Lackey has a habit of eating children during his starts.Wait. What?During the top of the 2nd inning and the Cubs up 3-1, a graphic was put up that read Lackey is “Eating 4.2 Children Per...
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Kirk Cousins ‘in a real good place’ heading into 2017 season

Kirk Cousins’ offseason so far hasn’t gone exactly as he had hoped. Despite the modest disappointment though, the Washington Redskins quarterback insists he’s “in a real good place right now” heading into the 2017 NFL season.Coming off a season playing under the franchise tag for the Washington Redskins, the 28-year-old signal-caller was hoping to come to terms on a long...
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LeBron: ‘I don’t think Boston fans need any more pumping up’

LeBron James expects a raucous crowd at TD Garden Wednesday night for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between his Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. And James made sure to point out that Boston sports fans don’t require any added inspiration to get properly pumped up for the Celtics’ first appearance in the East Finals in five years.“I don’t think Boston...
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Curt Schilling doubles down, says Adam Jones is lying

Curt Schilling has doubled-down on his accusation that Adam Jones is lying about an incident earlier this month at Fenway Park, during which the Baltimore Orioles outfielder was subjected to racist taunts and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him.In the wake of Jones alluding to Schilling’s original, inflammatory statements in an interview this week with Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan...
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