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Chris Paul to host family grieving mother’s death at Clippers-Pistons game

Upon learning of how he was tangentially related to a mom and son’s shared love of the game of basketball, Los Angeles Clippers superstar Chris Paul set out to make sure that he did something to help the family deal with the mother’s death. Lisa Elaine Gallagher, 49, tragically passed away in early September after...Read More The post Chris Paul to host family grieving mother’s...
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Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still issued a statement Wednesday in response to allegations that he is delinquent on child support payments, charges made by ex-girlfriend Channing Smythe and originally reported by the New York Daily News. Still denied the allegations, arguing that the legal battle ensuing between the parties be held in the courts,...Read More The post...
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Jon Gruden on Redskins starting Colt McCoy over RG3: ‘He deserves the football’

The Washington Redskins season of seemingly directionless dysfunction took another left turn Tuesday when it was learned that Colt McCoy has replaced Robert Griffin III as the team’s starting quarterback and will be under center Sunday when the team faces the Indianapolis Colts. One person who believes starting McCoy over RG3 is the best option...Read More The post Jon Gruden...
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Cam Newton’s third annual ‘Thanksgiving Jam’ feeds 800 underprivileged kids (video)

Even though the season for the Carolina Panthers (3-7-1) hasn’t gone exactly as planned, Cam Newton continued his stellar work related to community outreach by hosting the third edition of an extra-special event during the week of Thanksgiving. “Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam” on Tuesday night welcomed 800 underprivileged to an event featuring a good meal and...Read More The post...
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Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Josh Gordon admits that even though it’s been great returning to the Cleveland Browns after serving his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, he’s felt somewhat alienated by some of those within the organization he once considered friends. Gordon made the revealing comments about how he’s felt he’s received the cold shoulder from...Read More...
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Jenn Sterger hints she’ll be back in her cowgirl outfit for Seminoles-Gators game (pic)

It has been quite a few years since Jenn Sterger, then a comely coed at Florida State University, was spotted in the stands by an ogling Brent Musburger, who uttered the now-infamous line, “1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State.” Sterger parlayed the national recognition into several high-profile sports media gigs, including...Read More The post...
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NFL reportedly has not commented on Richard Sherman’s odd presser routine

While it arguably made for great theater — although some have disagreed — many suspected that Richard Sherman’s prop-utilizing routine during his appearance in front of the media on Tuesday would evoke at least a response from the NFL. So far, according to a report from Pro Football Talk, it has not. The Seattle Seahawks...Read More The post NFL reportedly has not commented...
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Aaron Rodgers: Packers-Patriots game is not a matter of him against Tom Brady

The match-up between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots in a Week 13 showdown on Sunday easily is one of the most highly anticipated games thus far this season. Two red-hot teams being led by equally on-fire quarterbacks at Lambeau Field in what arguably could be considered a Super Bowl preview? That’s what...Read More The post Aaron Rodgers: Packers-Patriots game...
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Kobe Bryant on 3-11 Lakers: 'We're not a 3-11 team'

While the saying goes that numbers don’t lie, as far as Kobe Bryant is concerned, the numbers that indicate the Los Angeles Lakers are a 3-11 team — which they are — simply are not accurate. Kobe on Lakers: "We're not a 3-11 team. We're not." — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) November 25, 2014 The Lakers...Read More The post Kobe Bryant on 3-11 Lakers team...
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Jets bench Michael Vick, Geno Smith to start against Dolphins

After reports indicated that Rex Ryan was leaning toward starting Michael Vick, pending his health (he is nursing ankle and wrist injuries), as starter for the New York Jets’ Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins, the team announced via its official Twitter account that Geno Smith will instead be under center on “Monday Night...Read More The post Jets bench Michael Vick, Geno...
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Richard Sherman uses Doug Baldwin cutout to eviscerate NFL in bizarre presser (vid)

Richard Sherman, just as he threatened on Sunday, came out on the offensive in support of Seattle Seahawks teammate Marshawn Lynch during his Tuesday afternoon presser. But that wasn’t all he had in store for the assembled media. Utilizing a cardboard cutout of wide receiver Doug Baldwin, Sherman engaged in remarkably surreal press conference theater,...Read More The post Richard...
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Richard Sherman curt with media in show of solidarity with Marshawn Lynch (vids)

While Marshawn Lynch was conducting his now-infamous media availability session following the Seattle Seahawks’ 19-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday when all his responses were of the one-word variety, Richard Sherman was on the other side of the locker room, delivering a message of his own to reporters in a show of solidarity...Read More The post Richard Sherman curt...
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The Players’ Tribune editor reveals how site landed Tiger Woods’ scathing essay

Regardless of individual opinion regarding the piece, Tiger Woods’ scathing commentary in which he savaged Golf Digest for publishing an imagined interview dreamed up by Dan Jenkins sent shockwaves through the sports journalism world. Not only because Woods called out an established media outlet — not to mention a veteran, well-respected journalist in Jenkins —...Read More...
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J.J. Watt thanks Houston police, fire departments in note, delivers pizza to station (pic)

If J.J. Watt wasn’t respected enough as it is courtesy of his supreme football skills and reputation as an all-around good guy, the Houston Texans defensive lineman goes and pulls a stunt like this … and makes him all the more worthy of our admiration. Watt had pizza delivered to a Houston fire station on...Read More The post J.J. Watt thanks Houston police, fire departments...
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Infographic celebrates Terrell Suggs reaching the 100-career-sack plateau (photo)

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs became the 31st player in NFL history to record 100 sacks in his career by putting New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the ground during the team’s 34-27 win on Monday night. Suggs has been stuck on 99.5 for a few weeks, so it was a welcome occurrence to...Read More The post Infographic celebrates Terrell Suggs reaching the 100...
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Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant both practice, point guard could play Friday

In a bit of good news during a season that has had far too little of it, the Oklahoma City Thunder had to be encouraged with Monday’s development when both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice. Westbrook, who suffered a broken hand in late October, missing 13 games, and Durant, still recovering from...Read More The post Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant both...
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Rick Pitino called off the dogs with ‘four white guys and an Egyptian’ in 87-26 win

Saying that he and his Louisville Cardinals team will “get nothing out of this” when discussing an 87-26 romp over the obviously inferior Savannah State Tigers on Monday night, head coach Rick Pitino insisted he did his very best to slow down the onslaught, albeit by explaining how he did so in a humorous manner....Read More The post Rick Pitino called off the dogs with ‘four...
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Mike Pettine calls Johnny Manziel incident ‘unfortunate,’ says QB is a ‘true professional’

With the Cleveland Browns presumably still in the process of “gathering additional information in order to gain a complete understanding of what occurred” (per Browns GM Ray Farmer’s statement Monday) regarding a late-night incident involving Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine nevertheless went to bat for the rookie quarterback. “I’ve had a talk with Johnny,”...Read...
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Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking Vikings fan’s hat off during parking lot exchange (vid)

An ugly day on the field for embattled Minnesota Vikings right tackle Matt Kalil got even uglier following the game when he was recorded knocking off a disgruntled fan’s hat during a brief confrontation after a 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Kalil, who has struggled mightily this season for a player selected with...Read More The post Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking Vikings...
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Steve Smith gets into it with Kenny Vaccaro, delivers money quote after win (vids)

In a development that should surprise no one, Steve Smith mixed it up with an opponent during a game and then delivered a fantastic quote about the dust-up following it. The fiery Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, no stranger to confrontations, shoving matches and epically brilliant trash talk, delivered a trifecta of quintessential Smithian antics during...Read More The post Steve...
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Sacramento Kings win the Internet with delightful ugly sweater photo shoot (pics)

As we barrel uncontrollably — perhaps reluctantly for some — headlong into the holiday season, let these photos of Sacramento Kings players rocking ugly Christmas sweaters for a very Yuletide-themed photo shoot serve as a reminder to some that for all the stress, time crunches, frantic dashes to the mall and the other assorted annoyances...Read More The post Sacramento Kings...
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Maple Leafs players create controversy by foregoing traditional stick salute (video)

  As TSN NHL Insider Darren Dreger eloquently and succinctly put it in a tweet, “Everyday in Tor[onto] it’s something.” Specifically of course Dreger is referring to the Maple Leafs and how the incredibly passionate, dedicated (and sometimes immensely cynical) fan base, along with the incredibly passionate, dedicated (and sometimes immensely cynical) media creates controversy...
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76ers fans can get free tickets with a box of Mac & Cheese

The Philadelphia 76ers, not surprisingly, are not drawing well so far this season. The team is 0-5 at home (0-11 overall) and are bringing in an average of 14,856 fans per game, bad enough for 28th in NBA attendance rankings, although the fact that nearly 15,000 fans each game speaks to the undying dedication of...Read More The post Philadelphia 76ers fans can get two free tickets...
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Dez Bryant on Cowboys’ 8-8 seasons: ‘I don’t think we worked hard enough’

The Dallas Cowboys, at 7-3, are in a prime position to reach the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. The Cowboys are in a tie for the NFC East division lead with the Philadelphia Eagles and are firmly in control of their destiny, especially given the fact that Dallas has yet to play...Read More The post Dez Bryant on Cowboys’ 8-8 seasons: ‘ I don’t think we worked...
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Rick Pitino: I'll get another tattoo if Louisville wins another title

Rick Pitino has made another bold proclamation as the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team embarks on another season, one he has made previously but it won’t take the “sting” out of making good on the promise should a certain eventuality occur. Mid-way through the 2012-2013 season, Pitino promised his basketball players that if the team...Read More The post Rick Pitino...
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