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Jets players told not to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation

With the contract stalemate between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets becoming more dire and dysfunctional by the day, players not surprisingly are being inundated with questions about the protracted drama. But don't expect it to last for long, as Jets running back Matt Forte indicated that players have been instructed not to discuss anything related to the Fitzpatrick drama...
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Marshawn Lynch driving Cal injury cart turned into bobblehead (pic)

Back in 2006, Marshawn Lynch, then a running back for the Cal Bears, commandeered an injury cart following a victory over the Washington Huskies. With news of Marshawn Lynch's potential retirement, we fondly remember his Cal victory celebrations. #BeastMode https://t.co/w6nnuONxdZ — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 7, 2016   The sight of Lynch cruising around the filed...
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Miami Marlins unveil logo for 2017 MLB All-Star Game

With the MLB All-Star Game heading to South Florida next season, the Miami Marlins amped up the anticipation on Wednesday by officially unveiling the 2017 Midseason Classic’s official logo. We proudly present: the 2017 @MLB @AllStarGame logo!#ASGMiami | https://t.co/UexHfPilCQ pic.twitter.com/zrsHujnXJi — Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 27, 2016 Interestingly, the logo...
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Oof: Russell Wilson is ‘Armed and Dangeruss’ in cheesy poster (pic)

Russell Wilson is the star of a new poster that hearkens back to the themed athlete posters of yesteryear. And suffice to say, given the abject cheesiness of that era — which had a heyday in the late 1980s/early 1990s as produced by the Costacos Brothers — has made a lame quantum leap into the Seattle Seahawks signal caller’s latest piece of promotional fare. To wit: ...
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John Daly dons super-patriotic outfit for Champions Dinner

John Daly won the PGA Championship all the way back in 2001, meaning he was an invited attendee at the annual Champions Dinner on Tuesday night. And the 50-year-old, known for both his outrageous on-the-course wardrobe choices and offbeat demeanor — didn’t disappoint with how he got himself gussied up for the gala. Daly rocked an über-patriotic getup for the event, as evidenced...
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Study finds link on babies named Shea, Mets’ success

A study by the Wall Street Journal has found a correlation between babies being named Shea in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area over the past 40-plus years and the success enjoyed on the field by the Mets. The inference is of course that Mets fans named their children after the stadium that the team called home from 1964-2008. Interestingly, the Journal’s research...
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Astros fan starts GoFundMe page to buy out Gomez contract

Carlos Gomez without a doubt has so far suffered through a disappointing 2016 season. And it’s apparently gotten so bad one Houston Astros fan believes it’s time to cut the struggling outfielder loose. And if the Astros organization isn’t willing to foot the bill to accomplish it? Perhaps a contingent of fans could band together to help alleviate the financial burden. Andrew...
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Agent: Bryant ‘heartbroken that he’s not allowed to play’

Martavis Bryant is sitting out the 2016 NFL season after being suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. But according to his agent, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is committed to avoiding the reoccurrence of such a situation. Brian Fettner, Bryant’s agent, released a statement indicating that his “heartbroken”...
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Redskins’ Bashaud Breeland shows off his English Bulldog pups (pics)

Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland’s entourage made for quite the adorable scene, as he showed up Tuesday at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., with four adorable English Bulldog puppies. .@salute_me17 bringing just the essentials to #SkinsCamp. https://t.co/K4zVLtznzk — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 26, 2016 Breeland, who apparently was looking for a mate...
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Noah ‘Thor’ Syndergaard denies responsibility for NYC lightning strike (pic)

A mesmerizing bolt of lightning struck the Empire State Building during a storm that halted Monday’s tilt between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. And Mets electrifying starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, of course nicknamed Thor, denied any responsibility for it. Syndergaard took to Twitter Monday evening to stress that there were no Mjölnir-based shenanigans...
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Mike McCarthy ends weight talk, declares Eddie Lacy ‘ready’

It was explicitly spelled out to Eddie Lacy by the Green Bay Packers organization that he needed to shed some weight this offesason. Mike McCarthy has essentially declared an end to such discussions by proclaiming the running back fit enough for training camp. The Packers reported to camp on Monday and McCarthy, while hesitant to discuss at any length the exact fitness level of...
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Brett Favre selects wife Deanna as his Hall of Fame presenter

Brett Favre established countless relationships, even lifelong friendships, with coaches, teammates, mentors and the like during his 20-year NFL career. But when selecting who will present him at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio, next month, Favre chose someone much closer to home and dearer to his heart. His wife Deanna. “Deanna is the best teammate...
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Von Miller has some wild thoughts about human evolution

Von Miller has cultivated a reputation of being a somewhat eccentric individual with a unique worldview that possesses unorthodox opinions concerning matters outside the world of football. The Denver Broncos superstar’s recent off-the-wall predictions concerning the continued evolution of humankind won’t alter that perception one iota. Miller recently discussed what he believes...
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Doug Pederson confirms Sam Bradford will start in Week 1

The Philadelphia Eagles on Monday opened training camp and it didn’t take long for the team’s No. 1 offseason story to become a primary topic of conversation. The Eagles of course traded up to select Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In the wake of the decision, Sam Bradford had a very public and unhappy reaction to the move. While both the...
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Brian Cashman defends A-Rod despite season's struggles

Reports in recent days have indicated Brian Cashman has no intention of releasing the  struggling Alex Rodriguez, despite rumors stating otherwise. The New York Yankees general manager took it a step further during a conference call Monday by going to bat for the soon-to-be 41-year-old designated hitter, praising him for his hard work and dedication. Brian Cashman was...
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Tyler Johnson 'threw up a couple of times' over $50M deal

Tyler Johnson probably figured his time with the Miami Heat had come to an end after he agreed to a four-year, $50 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets. But with the departure of Dwyane Wade, the Heat decided to match the Nets’ offer. What was Johnson’s reaction to the realization that he was going to make that kind of money no matter where he played? Let’s just say...
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Report: Seahawks to meet with Michael Bennett about new contract

The Seattle Seahawks are set to meet with Michael Bennett’s camp to work out terms on a new contract, according to reports from both the Seattle Times and ESPN. A source has confirmed to the Times that Bennett’s new agent, Doug Hendrickson, will have an audience with the Seahawks at some point this week. ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that a two- to three-year extension...
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Repot: NFL to investigate Aldon Smith over Periscope video

The NFL are preparing to investigate Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith in the wake of a video recently posted to Periscope in which an unidentified man, suspected to perhaps be Smith, and an unidentified woman appear to handle and smoke a marijuana cigarette. A source reportedly informed ESPN’s Ed Werder of the NFL’s intent. As expected, source says #NFL looking into...
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Dad surprises Little Leaguer son after pretending to forget his birthday (vid)

A tremendously heartwarming video has gone viral that shows how a dad more than came through in the clutch after pretending to forget his Little Leaguer son’s birthday. Posted to Twitter on Saturday, the video shows the clearly dejected boy — who appears to be a player for the Taney Dragons, which is the same team Mo’ne Davis led to the Little League World Series, as noted...
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Jason Williams calls Barkley a 'loser' for Durant criticism

Former NBA player Jason Williams has called out Charles Barkley over his criticism of Kevin Durant, referring to the NBA on TNT analyst as a “loser.” Williams, better known as “White Chocolate” during his NBA playing days, went after Barkley following a recent appearance in a semi-pro basketball tournament. The crux of his criticism stems from how Barkley lambasted Durant...
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Kevin Durant says stay-in-bed talk was taken ‘a little too literal’

Kevin Durant said earlier this week that he stayed in bed for two days following the announcement that he would be joining the Golden State Warriors. It turns out that everyone simply was taking the comments way too literally, so says Durant. Durant attempted to downplay the entire situation during comments made Wednesday and reported by Yahoo! Sports' Michael Lee. "I think...
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Dodgers’ Joc Pederson suffers from serious case of bed head (pic)

With a getaway day game scheduled for Thursday against the host Washington Nationals at 12:05 local time, the Los Angeles Dodgers were forced into a quick turnaround after playing a night game Wednesday, with players having to show up at the ballpark pretty early. Perhaps too early for some of them. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is a young pup at the spry age of 24. And...
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Matt Harvey cheers on Mets from hospital bed

Matt Harvey may be in the earliest stages of recovery following a surgical procedure where he had his top rib removed, but the New York Mets ace made sure to let everyone know he’s still well enough to root on his teammates. Harvey on Wednesday tweeted out an image of himself taking in the Mets-Cubs afternoon tilt at Wrigley Field, two days after undergoing surgery to treat...
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Adrian Peterson using unorthodox methods to deal with fumbling issues

Adrian Peterson is unquestionably one of the most dominant running backs to ever play in the NFL. But that does not mean there isn’t some shortcomings to his overall game, one of those being an issue with fumbles. As he has done every offseason, the Minnesota Vikings running back is putting forth the effort to improve as an all-around back. But this time around, Peterson is...
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Odell Beckham Jr. went out on a date with Demi Lovato?

Odell Beckham Jr. has proven to be quite adept this week at keeping his name in the news cycle despite this being the slowest period of the usually frenetic NFL calendar. The latest news surrounding the high-profile New York Giants wide receiver comes courtesy of Page Six, which reports he was spotted out and about this week in New York with pop star Demi Lovato. The New York...
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