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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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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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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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WATCH: Adrian Peterson sings upon waking up after surgery

Adrian Peterson admits he was “doped up” in an Instagram post that features video of him singing while emerging from an anesthetic haze following surgery last week. The Minnesota Vikings running back underwent surgery on his torn meniscus last Thursday and evidently felt compelled to sing a few lines from “The Storm is Over Now” by Kirk Franklin. A video posted by...
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Gordon: Mets 'first class' over handling of Fernandez tribute

The New York Mets were put in a tough position Monday by being the first team the Miami Marlins had to face after the tragic death of Jose Fernandez over the weekend. But Dee Gordon praised the Mets for how classy they handled themselves as the Marlins paid tribute to their fallen teammate, who tragically died along with two other men in a boating accident early Sunday morning...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick on six-INT performance: ‘It’s flushed’

Ryan Fitzpatrick is trying to have a short memory as it relates to his disastrous six-interception performance in Sunday’s 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The New York Jets quarterback utilized a toilet analogy to describe how he treated his miserable game. “It’s flushed,” he said, via NJ Advanced Media’s Darryl Slater. “It was pretty easy to try to forget about...
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Blake Griffin: Fight with Clippers staffer ‘100% my fault’

Blake Griffin would like nothing more than to put his nightmarish 2015-16 season behind him. And he took the first step in doing so by taking full responsibility for an incident that in part derailed everything. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar, and not for the first time, penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune in which he writes about the infamous fight in Toronto last...
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Ravens’ Justin Tucker raps about fried chicken in regional spot (vid)

Justin Tucker without question is one of the NFL’s preeminent kickers, but the work he did in a commercial for a regional convenience store may be his best work yet, on or off the field. The Baltimore Ravens kicker stars as “Rappin’ Justin” in a new spot for the Baltimore-based Royal Farms. And what does “Rappin’ Justin” drop mad rhymes about over some slick beats...
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Von Miller credits ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for strong start

Von Miller is off to one of the best starts of his NFL career. And he credits competing on “Dancing with the Stars” during the offseason as the primary reason. The Denver Broncos linebacker specifically cited intense and lengthy practices with dance partner Witney Carson as the impetus to a newfound aspiration for consistency. “Some of the practice I had with Witney is...
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RG3, Grete Sadeiko Instagram lovefest still going strong

Robert Griffin III may be on injured reserve, sidelined by a left shoulder fracture that could cost him the season, but it’s plainly evident that he has the full support of his new girlfriend. And that's made abundantly clear by the fact the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his girlfriend’s Instagram lovefest game remains as strong as ever. Griffin, who just last week officially...
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Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry sneakers: ‘They were bad’

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry may be teammates on the Golden State Warriors, but that apparently isn’t enough to declare a cease fire in the frequently contentious NBA “Sneaker Wars.” Durant was a guest this week along with rapper Nas on Bill Simmons’ HBO show “Any Given Wednesday.” Among the myriad topics discussed — including how Durant was “hurt” by the backlash...
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‘Let’s go Kessel’ chanted during Team USA World Cup game

Fans in attendance at Team USA’s final game in what has been a disastrous appearance in the World Cup of Hockey added insult to injury by chanting “Let’s Go Kessel” during play. That moment when the ACC starts chanting "LET'S GO KESSEL" in the middle of a #TeamUSA Game #WCH2016 #SavageChirps pic.twitter.com/MHwHIJhhtq — Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) September...
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LeBron James to produce sitcom set in Cleveland for NBC

LeBron James in all likelihood is gearing himself up for Cleveland Cavaliers training camp. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t putting the finishing touches on an extremely productive summer off the court. James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment has announced the NBA star will serve as an executive producer on an upcoming sitcom for NBC. The series, “There Goes...
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Rodgers calls media ‘predictable’ over questions about struggles

Aaron Rodgers made it clear during his weekly session with reporters Wednesday that he knew what kind of questions were coming. After all, the Green Bay Packers offense was coming off another clunker of a performance, this time in a 17-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. But the way Rodgers sees it, the line of questioning doesn’t necessarily constitute a legitimate...
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David Ortiz ‘Retired Not Expired’ shirt designed by his daughter

David Ortiz of course is set to retire whenever the Boston Red Sox’s season ultimately comes to a close. As part of his farewell, his daughter Alex has designed a great t-shirt in the slugger’s honor. Bearing the message “Retired Not Expired 2016” on the front and the Dominican Republic flag on the back -- with his No. 34 in the center -- the premium t-shirt version retails...
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Forte consumes something called liquified phytoplankton

Matt Forte, 30, bristles at the notion that once a running back hits his age they somehow become over-the-hill and past-their-prime in an instant. But that doesn’t mean that the New York Jets back over the years became more and more committed to monitoring his body, especially what he puts into it. One of Forte’s daily rituals is to consume something called liquified phytoplankton...
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Kevin Durant admits fallout from move to Warriors ‘hurt’

Kevin Durant was a guest on Bill Simmons’ HBO show “Any Given Wednesday” this week. Not surprisingly, much of the discussion centered on his decision to join the Golden State Warriors. Durant’s move obviously created a seismic shift, not only in how it created another NBA superteam, but also in perception of the superstar. Durant was called a traitor and accused of chasing...
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Zimmer expects Vikings to perform despite injuries

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that despite the devastating injury developments this week, he doesn’t expect anything less out of his players than maximum effort in Sunday’s showdown with the Carolina Panthers. In the span of a little more than three weeks, the Vikings have lost three key cogs in their offense. First it was Teddy Bridgewater suffering...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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