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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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Iman Shumpert backs off plan to kneel during national anthem

Iman Shumpert has backed off plans to kneel during the national anthem as an act of protest after previously indicating his intent to do so. Shumpert, in a rap song entitled “His Story” released last week, professed “you best believe I’m going to take me a knee for the anthem.” Since then, though the Cleveland Cavaliers star has reconsidered, writing in an Instagram...
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Ben Roethlisberger says Antonio Brown will ‘get his catches’

Ben Roethlisberger attempted to downplay any potential frustration over Antonio Brown’s lack of productivity in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals by insisting the dynamic wide receiver will get his fair share of touches in due time. After lighting up the Washington Redskins with eight receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns — not to mention...
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Mark Wahlberg, LeBron James are working on a movie project

When a photo surfaced a few weeks back on social media of LeBron James and Mark Wahlberg hanging out together surrounded by weights, many just assumed that it was simply a case of two A-listers — not to mention fitness buffs — enjoying a workout together. Wit this great dude! Coming soon!! #WeWorking #StriveForGreatness #CameraReady #ByTheWayTrulyAppreciateTheGift...
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Trey Mancini hits HR for first career hit, his mom loses it

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini was called up to the big leagues on Sept. 16. And on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox, the 24-year-old didn’t disappoint, hitting a home run for his first career hit in his second career at-bat. Wave it bye-bye! There goes @TreyMancini’s first Major League hit. #Birdland pic.twitter.com/W9TYsn6Ssa — Baltimore Orioles...
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Jets’ Brandon Marshall calls Carson Wentz ‘smart’ and ‘dumb’

Brandon Marshall probably raised a few eyebrows when he referred to Carson Wentz “dumb” during his weekly appearance Tuesday on “Inside the NFL.” But the New York Jets wide receiver did preface his harsh critique of the budding Philadelphia Eagles rookie phenom by also calling him “smart” as well. And most importantly, Marshall provided a pretty compelling reason for...
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Marshawn Lynch weighs in on Colin Kaepernick controversy

Marshawn Lynch made an appearance on “Conan” Tuesday night and weighed in on Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. The retired NFL running back didn’t hesitate to fully endorse the Kaepernick’s decision to continue his pregame protests. “With what’s going on, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up...
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Mr. Met uses Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt split to brag about Mrs. Met

The entertainment world was left reeling by the news Tuesday that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are headed for divorce. Mr. Met, perhaps recognizing how much it takes to keep a high-profile romance afloat, touted how he and Mrs. Met have stayed together despite being under the media’s white-hot spotlight. #Brangelina getting a divorce , but @mrsmet and I are still going strong...
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