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Tom Brady tops QBs in Madden NFL 18 with perfect 99 rating

Yet another accolade for Tom Brady has arrived via the announcement he tops all quarterbacks with a perfect 99 rating in Madden NFL 18. EA Sports had a little fun with Brady’s top-notch rating when explaining the reasoning behind the 99.Wait, do you hear that? That’s the silence of Brady’s critics. He’s the G.O.A.T. You get to be named that after winning five Super Bowl rings...
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Gophers coach P.J. Fleck reads mean tweets about himself

P.J. Fleck burst onto the national scene with his patented unbridled enthusiasm after being hired in January as the new head football coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.Fleck of course fostered a reputation for being an over-the-top ball of dynamic energy while coaching Western Michigan to national prominence. And if anyone thought the 36-year-old was going to tone down his shtick...
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Bill Belichick blows off Patriots’ perfect season chatter

Bill Belichick isn't interested in lending credence to recent chatter about the New England Patriots conceivably embarking on a quest for a perfect season ... or even addressing it, for that matter. Not that such a response to the 19-0 hype from the stoic and curmudgeonly head coach should come as a shock to anyone familiar with his antagonism concerning such potential distractions...
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Is there really such a thing as a Cubs World Series baby boom?

It has been nearly nine months since the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year championship drought with a thrilling victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 on Nov. 2 to claim a World Series title.And now, based purely on anecdotal evidence, some in the Chicago medical community believe some Cubs-loving couples celebrated the championship in their own private way. And that has resulted...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kyrie Irving spoke with Justin Bieber pastor before trade request

Just when we thought the Kyrie Irving saga couldn’t get any stranger, a Justin Bieber angle, of all things, emerges.The story goes, as relayed by TMZ, that Irving met with pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church prior to demanding a trade earlier this month from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lentz’s name may be familiar to some as he was the very same pastor Bieber reportedly met with...
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Kris Bryant on ejection: ‘I had to stick up for myself’

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was ejected for the first time in his major league career during Tuesday’s 7-2 victory at Wrigley Field over the crosstown Chicago White Sox. Bryant’s ejection occurred during the fourth inning after arguing a questionable third-strike call by umpire Lance Barksdale. After the game, Bryant, normally not one prone to such confrontations...
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Jordan Spieth drinks out of Claret Jug onstage at Dallas concert

The Jordan Spieth victory tour following his dramatic win at The Open Championship last weekend continued in his hometown of Dallas Tuesday night. And the 23-year-old Texan fit right in while strolling onstage during Randy Rogers’ and Wade Bowen’s “Hold My Beer Tour” show at the House of Blues.After showcasing the Claret Jug, Spieth and the country music crooners took turns...
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Report: Jones ’emotional’ while discussing Whitehead situation

The Lucky Whitehead saga appears to have the Dallas Cowboys organization in full-on damage control mode. There obviously are myriad details and developments that need to be unpacked to fully analyze the entire situation, but the fact is the Cowboys are facing yet another PR disaster with the decision to cut loose the wide receiver.The controversy the Cowboys organization finds itself...
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Was Kyrie mocking LeBron with ‘Coming Home’ Snapchat?

The Kyrie Irving trade demand saga is practically going off the rails at this point, with each report and social media musing from relevant parties being parsed, interpreted and analyzed.It has now reached the point, apparently, where a seemingly innocuous Snapchat story from Irving gives rise to speculation that he may be mocking LeBron James in it.Irving, who has been on a goodwill...
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Bartolo Colon doubles down on vow to pitch until he’s 45

Bartolo Colon, 44, was said to be contemplating retirement last week following his debut with the Minnesota Twins. The veteran pitcher made his second start for the Twins against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night and, on the same day, reversed course on any retirement plans. Instead, Colon doubled down on a previous vow to play until he’s 45.Colon, who pitched reasonably well...
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Jim Harbaugh only Big Ten coach not wearing suit for group photo

Jim Harbaugh obviously marches to the beat of his own drum. That much goes without saying. And the Michigan Wolverines head football coach’s uniquely eccentric personality was on full display at Big Ten Media Days Tuesday.How? Well, among other things — more on that later — Harbaugh was the only Big Ten coach who opted not to wear a suit for a group photo during the event....
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Chauncey Billups says Kyrie Irving drama ‘didn’t really surprise’ him

Chauncey Billups, who interviewed last month for the then-vacant Cleveland Cavaliers general manager position, admitted during an interview Tuesday the bombshell reports concerning Kyrie Irving’s trade demands “didn’t really surprise” him.Billups, who ultimately withdrew his name from consideration for the open Cavs GM position, said on the “Vic Lombardi Show” on Altitude...
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Bill Belichick’s senior year yearbook photo quote has typo?

The high school yearbook photo from Bill Belichick’s senior year surfaced on social media Tuesday. And the quote the eventual New England Patriots head coach chose for his photo, while eloquent and poetic, appears to contain a typographical error.First, the photograph of William Stephen Belichick as a senior in 1970 from his days at Annapolis (Md.) High School. Looking good, Coach...
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Lions ‘NFC North 2016 Division Champions’ shirts sold at Mich. store

The Detroit Lions were in the hunt for their first division title in 23 seasons in 2016, but it was not to be. A three-game losing streak to close out the campaign put an end to such hopes as the Lions (9-7) ceded the NFC North in a Week 17 loss to the Green Bay Packers (10-6), who had won six straight to seize yet another division title.The late-season slide and how the Lions lost...
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Odell Beckham taunted by Cowboys fans while sitting in traffic

As if being stuck in traffic isn’t bad enough, Odell Beckham Jr. also recently found himself behind a carload of Dallas Cowboys fans.And wouldn’t you know it? The Cowboys fans in question, located two cars in front of the New York Giants superstar wide receiver, recognized him at a red light. And they took immediate advantage of the situation by taunting Beckham with “How ’bout...
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LeBron James blasts Kyrie Irving reports with #NotFacts tweets

LeBron James continued his prolific recent run on social media with two tweets that seemingly blast a recent report concerning the deterioration of his relationship with Kyrie Irving and his eagerness to see his Cavaliers teammate run out of Cleveland.James took to Twitter Tuesday morning amid a seemingly endless sequence of developments, rumor, innuendo and speculation concerning...
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Evan Longoria warns Rays teammates: No ‘#GoT’ spoilers

Evan Longoria bluntly warned his Tampa Bay Rays teammates on Monday that any spoilers concerning “Game of Thrones” won’t be well received.Longoria apparently missed the second episode of the smash HBO series’ seventh and penultimate season Sunday night, entitled, “Stormborn.” So, the Rays slugger wrote a very pointed message on a whiteboard in the clubhouse making it...
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Michael Bennett co-writing book with provocative title

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is among the most opinionated, outspoken, thoughtful and occasionally controversial players in the NFL. Bennett refuses to shy away from weighing in on the prevailing and controversial issues of the day, and straying away from the world of football has never been an issue.And now it appears Bennett’s unique worldview will be shared...
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Adam Silver calls Kyrie Iriving situation ‘upsetting’

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has weighed in on all the drama surrounding Kyrie Irving’s trade request, calling the entire situation “upsetting.”The Irving bombshell request dropped late last week, setting off a veritable offseason firestorm of seismic proportions. As things stand, the prevailing view in NBA circles that it’s “almost inevitable” that the Cleveland Cavaliers...
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IG-famous golfer Paige Spiranac rails against LPGA dress code

Count Paige Spiranac among those voicing their contempt for the LPGA’s new, much more strict and controversial dress code.Spiranac, 24, isn’t yet on the LPGA Tour following a college career at San Diego State. But she has amassed 1.1 million followers on Instagram, in part due to her penchant for posting provocative photographs. It does warrant mentioning, however, that Spiranac...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady on training camp: ‘It feels so good to be baaaaaaaaack’

Tom Brady clearly is ready to get things going at training camp, proclaiming on social media how “[i]t feels so good to be baaaaaaaaack.”The New England Patriots quarterback took to Instagram early Monday morning to articulate his eagerness to get the ball rolling on yet another defense of a Super Bowl championship. And the fact that Patriots camp doesn’t officially open until...
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Jerry Jones: ‘I had a wonderful time before this social media hit’

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones, have weighed in how social media has made things more difficult from a PR and damage control perspective.The Joneses, in the wake of myriad off-the-field incidents involving Cowboys players, suggested that social media has played a critical role in how such stories are now covered by the media.Ezkiel...
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Ray Allen calls out hating Celtics fans in birthday Instagram post

Ray Allen took time out of his day Thursday to respond to social media haters, mostly Boston Celtics fans, who issued vitriolic comments on an Instagram post that was published in honor of his 42nd birthday.Allen of course spurned a contract offer from Boston in 2012 to sign a three-year deal with the Miami Heat, something that was seen as traitorous by Celtics fans. And the fact...
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Detroit Lions hire Barry Sanders as brand ambassador

Barry Sanders is once again officially a member of the Detroit Lions organization almost 18 years after his sudden retirement.While Sanders has become a bigger presence with the Lions in recent years, the team announced it has hired the Hall of Famer to serve in the capacity of team ambassador.“We’ve thankfully, the last couple years, had an unofficial relationship with him,”...
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Dez Bryant on Ezekiel Elliott drama: It’s a ‘steppingstone’

Dez Bryant came out in support of Dallas Cowboys teammate Ezekiel Elliott, saying the young running back can overcome the bumpy start to an NFL career plagued by off-the-field drama, up to and including an incident over the weekend at a Dallas bar.Bryant made the encouraging comments about Elliott at a barbecue in his hometown of Lufkin, Texas, where 3,000 people reportedly were...
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