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WATCH: Tigers’ Jeff Ferrell responsive after taking 103-mph liner to head

Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeff Ferrell was involved in a frightening incident during Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics when a screaming liner drilled him in the head. Most amazingly of all, not only did Ferrell not go down after being drilled, he is somehow doing fine in the aftermath of the scary scene. The terrifying incident occurred during the top of 8th inning in Detroit’s...
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Lonzo Ball spotted wearing shirt with his head on NBA logo

Lonzo Ball either was making some kind of statement or alternatively a clever joke by working out in a shirt bearing the iconic NBA logo, save for one major alteration: It had his head in the logo instead of the legendary Jerry West’s silhouette. The Lakers official Twitter account on Monday posted evidence of the rookie Ball’s interesting choice of attire. The photographs were...
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Odell Beckham Jr. practices for second straight day, still limited

Odell Beckham Jr. on Friday practiced for the second consecutive day but remained limited, according to New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo.Beckham is recovering from a sprained ankle suffered during the Giants’ second preseason game on Aug. 21, and his rehab has proceeded slowly.“He responded well to treatment,” McAdoo said of Beckham, via NJ.com. “He responded well to...
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Alex Smith: 'Without a doubt' 2017 could be last season in K.C.

Alex Smith understands the decision by the Kansas City Chiefs to select Patrick Mahomes II in the 2017 NFL Draft could very well expedite the end of his tenure with the team, possibly as soon as after this season.The Chiefs gave up a lot to acquire Mahomes, trading away their first-round pick, third-round pick, a next year’s first-round pick to the Buffalo Bills to move up to No...
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Tom Savage addressed agent blasting Texans

Tom Savage had to go into damage control mode this week after his agent blasted the Houston Texans for benching him in last Sunday’s 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.Savage played the role of good soldier amid the controversy spawned when his agent, Neil Schwartz, said his client’s benching “makes no sense” during a lengthy tirade.“I spoke to everybody on this team...
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Drew Brees, Tom Brady reminisce about their 1999 Big Ten battle

Drew Brees and Tom Brady will square off Sunday when the New Orleans Saints host the New England Patriots at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.While the two of course went on to careers worthy of canonization in Canton one day, the veteran signal-callers actually go “way back,” as Brees put it, to a Big Ten battle in 1999 between Brees’ Purdue Boilermakers and Brady’s Michigan...
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Iman Shumpert: Cavs players weren't surprised by Kyrie Irving trade

Iman Shumpert spoke candidly and at length about the Kyrie Irving trade that rocked the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason during a recent interview. And the Cavs shooting guard indicated none of his teammates were all that surprised that Irving is no longer with the team following a blockbuster trade to the Boston Celtics.Shumpert suggested during the interview with Complex News’...
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NFLPA gives Colin Kaepernick weekly ‘Community MVP’ award

Colin Kaepernick was recognized by the NFLPA by receiving the union’s “Community MVP” award for Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season despite still being out of a job. Kaepernick of course spawned a movement with his decision to kneel during the national anthem before games during the 2016 season while a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He has remained unemployed — arguably in...
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Mike Greenberg criticized by ESPN colleagues for Andrew Luck rumor

ESPN Radio host Mike Greenberg has come under fire over reporting on speculation that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is unhappy and perhaps even wants out of Indy. Even worse, Greenberg is being criticized by some of his own ESPN colleagues.Greenberg on Wednesday reported he has heard that there’s a “general sense” of  “an ever-widening gap between” Luck and...
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Kevin Durant supports Jemele Hill amid Trump controversy

Kevin Durant has made it clear he’s no fan of Donald Trump, so it’s hardly surprising he is rallying behind Jemele Hill amid the controversy stemming from the ESPN personality accusing the President of being a white supremacist.“I’m behind Jemele — I support her,” Durant told a TMZ camera crew outside a Los Angeles nightspot. The Golden State Warriors superstar praised...
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Yankees, Rays have Twitter spat over Gary Sanchez homer

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays had it out on Twitter in a brief spat over a Gary Sanchez home run during New York’s 13-5 shellacking of the Baltimore Orioles Thursday.It all started when the Yankees sarcastically referenced a comment made earlier this season by Rays first baseman Logan Morrison about Sanchez’s home run-hitting prowess. The Rays noticed, and called out...
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Donald Trump: ESPN 'paying a really big price for its politics'

President Donald Trump on Friday morning went on a tweetstorm and saved his final tweet to blast ESPN, arguing the company is “paying a really big price for its politics.” Trump argued in his tweet that is why ESPN is losing viewers and subscribers because of it. The timing of Trump’s ire directed at ESPN presumably was inspired in large part by the controversy surrounding...
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Warriors rookie Jordan Bell in awe after guarding LeBron James

Golden State Warriors incoming rookie Jordan Bell has yet to step foot on an NBA court but already has confronted one of the most challenging and daunting tasks in professional basketball: guarding LeBron James.Bell was selected by Warriors with the 38th pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft mostly due to his defensive prowess. Said admirable skills on that end of the court...
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Lions fan loses season tickets after racist Snapchat post

The Detroit Lions have announced a season-ticket holder has been banned from Ford Field as punishment for a racist social media post, as originally reported by The Detroit News.The fan in question posted an image on Snapchat of two African-American Lions fans sitting during the national anthem before Sunday’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals, writing “Ignorant N—–s”...
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Hue Jackson riding Indians' coattails to inspire Browns

Hue Jackson is as excited as anyone over the Cleveland Indians’ American League record-setting 21-game winning streak. And it sounds like the Cleveland Browns head coach would like to take advantage of all the positive mojo surrounding the city’s red-hot MLB team to get his own team pumped up.Jackson weighed in on the Indians’ remarkable run after Wednesday’s 5-3 victory...
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Report: Johnny Manziel 'might sign on with a CFL team soon'

Johnny Manziel could potentially see his professional football exile end “soon,” albeit in the Canadian Football League.The Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman earlier this week tweeted that one way or another, Manziel may get his CFL shot sooner rather than later. The notion that Manziel may very well catch on with a CFL team is corroborated in part by another report this...
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Carson Wentz calls shout-out from Miss America 'cool'

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz admits he was flattered by Cara Mund, a fellow Bismark, N.D. native, giving him a shout-out after she was crowned Miss America last weekend.“That was cool,” Wentz said of the mention from Mund, via ESPN. “Obviously we’re very similar in age (Mund is 23 and Wentz is 24). But the idea of playing this game and having this platform...
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Report: Yankees haven't offered extensions to Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman

The New York Yankees have enjoyed an organizational renaissance of sorts this season, or at least a return to respectability. But that hasn’t inspired the Yankees to offer contract extensions to its core leadership, namely manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman, according to a report.Interestingly, George A. King III of the New York Post adds in his reporting that...
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Le'Veon Bell on slow start: 'Doing what I'm told'

Le’Veon Bell’s 2017 season got off to an inauspicious start, as the running back generated only 47 all-purpose yards in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 21-18 victory over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, a career-low. Bell on Wednesday attempted to downplay the lack of production, saying he’s just “doing what I’m told.” Bell of course held out for the entirety of training camp...
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Olivia Munn jokes on Instagram about viral Vikings photo

Olivia Munn seemed to take a shot at ex-boyfriend Aaron Rodgers a few weeks ago thanks to posing for a photograph with comedian Nick Swardson, an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers’ bitter division rival.But to hear it from the actress, the photo — not to mention the reaction to it — was much ado about nothing.Munn and Swardson got Packers fans whipped...
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Marbury on NBA comeback goal: 'I've spoken to a team'

Stephon Marbury earlier this week expressed a desire to close out his professional basketball career with an NBA comeback. With Marbury being 40 , his dreams would appear to be an extreme long shot at best. But to hear it from Marbury, who became a star over the years in the Chinese Basketball Association, his NBA dreams may not be outside the realm of possibility after all.“I’ve...
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Kevin Durant blasts ESPN over Carmelo Anthony ranking

Carmelo Anthony can count on pal Kevin Durant’s support when it comes to ESPN’s now-controversial ranking of where the New York Knicks star evidently sits in the pecking order of NBA players. Anthony came in as the 64th best player in the league, a precipitous drop from the 31st spot last year. While player ranking lists and the likes welcome debate, the notion that Los Angeles...
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Report: 'General sense' Luck unhappy, wants out of Indy

Andrew Luck remains on the shelf after offseason shoulder surgery having missed the Indianapolis Colts’ 46-9 thrashing by the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1. It’s been a frustrating process presumably for both Luck and the Colts, and now there reportedly is a “growing sense” that Luck in unhappy in Indy.Mike Greenberg of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” weighed in the rumors during...
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Kris Bryant, wife Jessica sending thank-you notes to fans for wedding gifts

Kris Bryant and wife Jess were wed in January and it appears the newlyweds are doing everything possible to make sure fans who were kind enough to send them a wedding gift receive the traditional note of gratitude. DNAInfo Chicago reporter Kelly Bauer tweeted out an image of a thank-you note from the Bryants sent to one lucky fan. Kelly Langan was among the many Cubs fans who pored...
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Indians mascot Slider posts excuse note for fans for Wednesday's game

The Cleveland Indians are in the midst of an incredible winning streak, now having won an American League-record-tying 20 games after Tuesday’s 2-0 shutout victory over the Detroit Tigers. And the team’s mascot, Slider, doesn’t want fans to miss out on the chance to witness history on Wednesday. The Indians’ official Twitter account posted an “excuse note” from Slider...
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