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Geno Smith: Broken jaw from punch a freak accident

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith wasn’t happy to be standing on the sidelines as he watched Ryan Fitzpatrick lead the team to a 31-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, and indicated what made it most frustrating is how he ended up there in the first place. “I’m extremely [angry],” Smith said Wednesday from the Jets locker room, via SI.com. “But I have to...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bevell on slam from Lynch's mom: 'Comes with the territory'

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was on the receiving end of a vitriolic diatribe on Facebook courtesy of Marshawn Lynch’s mom, in which she referred to him the “worst play-caller ever” and called for him to be fired. In response, all Bevell could do was shrug it off, saying such harsh criticism, even from such unlikely sources, is part and parcel of...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray vs Cowboys: ‘I’m approaching it as any other game’

DeMarco Murray attempted to downplay the notion that there will be extra emotion, added intensity and increased tension come Sunday when his new team, the Philadelphia Eagles, squares with his his former squad, the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, Murray, who signed a 5-year, $42 million deal with the Eagles in the offseason, called it “a normal game for me.” “I’m approaching...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: Cowboys offense still dangerous, even without Dez

The Dallas Cowboys obviously suffered a significant blow when Dez Bryant was injured in a Week 1 victory over the New York Giants. And with the dangerous wide receiver out for the foreseeable future, some pundits have suggested the Cowboys offense will be far less potent without him lining up on the outside. Chip Kelly isn’t among those in that camp. The Philadelphia Eagles...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rousey flustered by own inadvertently profane comment

Ronda Rousey is an entertainer of enormous talent who without a doubt knows how to put on a good show both inside and outside the Octagon. And she proved as much with a bravado performance at UFC 193 media day at Etihad Stadium in Australia that was alternately provocative to subtlety -- and inadvertently -- profane. Rousey found herself completely flustered after uttering...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Coughlin steals page from Belichick: We're on to Atlanta

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin proved otherwise Wednesday when he borrowed from Bill Belichick’s “How to Obstinately Deal with the Media” playbook. Coughlin did so by invoking a similarly themed retort on multiple occasions during his session with reporters to stonewall the media, much like the New England Patriots...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Suh treats fellow DLs to recliners for meetings

Ndamukong Suh may not be held in high regard by his opponents due to his purported use of cheap shots and history of arguably dirty play. But his teammates? They could not like the guy more. His teammates along the Miami Dolphins defensive line at least should feel that way after Suh bought them all recliners in which they can lean back and relax during meetings in sublime comfort...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Spieth on Larry David's bald talk: Yeah, that was pretty funny

Anyone who has taken a look at Jordan Spieth sans the trademark cap he wears on the course is aware of one undeniable fact: The 22-year-old, two-time major champion is dealing with early-onset male pattern baldness. Worse yet, according to funnyman Larry David, Spieth may only have a few short years left before he’s “wildly bald.” Spieth obviously realizes the sad truth...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook showcases ‘unique’ sense of style in collection (pics)

If you are a fashion forward individual with a unique sense of style — say, quasi-transparent shirts featuring mesh-like material across the chest and abdomen that showcases a man’s nipples appeals to your tastes — then Russell Westbrook’s new collection for Barney’s is right up your alley. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, renowned for his unmistakably individualistic...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Terminally ill fan hosted by Peyton Manning at Broncos game

A terminally ill Indianapolis Colts fan who remained a loyal supporter of Peyton Manning after he moved on to the Denver Broncos received a surprise she never expected after she wrote the quarterback a letter upon learning she does not have long to live. Kari Barnett Bollig, who has stage 4 breast cancer, penned several letters to those who have made a difference in her life....
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies to give out Pope Francis 'rookie card' on Wednesday

As part of his upcoming visit to the United States, Pope Francis will make an appearance in Philadelphia for the 2015 World Meeting of Families conference. To celebrate his time in the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Phillies will pay tribute to the momentous event by bestowing upon the Pope his very own “rookie card.” During Wednesday’s game against the Washington...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rashad Jennings apologizes to Eli Manning for throwing him under the bus

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings appeared to criticize others in the organization when he claimed “it’s always hard when they tell you not to score” following a controversial series of goal line plays in the team’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. In his weekly column published by the New York Post, Jennings offered up his sincerest apologies to the...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ben weighs in on Headsetgate: ‘That’s new to me’

Despite Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin saying the controversy was behind the team, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger weighed in on the Headsetgate kerfuffle, in which Steelers coaches apparently were hearing the New England Patriots’ radio broadcast in their headsets at times during last week’s game. Roethlisberger said as he understands things, it was only occurring...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch’s mom: Bevell 'worst play-caller ever'

While it’s possible that Marshawn Lynch would appreciate his mother Delia toning down the rhetoric a tad -- or not say anything at all -- she nevertheless elected to go rogue by going nuclear on Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell in a fiery Facebook post, even going so far as to suggest he be fired. “Too the smart azz media who wrote that’s why marshawn...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly cites penalties first and foremost as reason for loss

The Philadelphia Eagles lost a close one to the Atlanta Falcons Monday night, going down by a score 26-24 at a raucous Georgia Dome, and Chip Kelly believes the primary reason for coming up just short from eking out a huge road win could be attributed to a whopping 10 penalties the team took. The head coach further stated that if Philadelphia has any hope of beating the Dallas...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB announces new year-end awards, including fan voting

Given that the awards handed out at the end of each season, such as Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and MVP, involves members of the BBWAA casting their respective votes, Major League Baseball has announced a new batch of year-end awards that will seek input from fans to increase their involvement and given them the sense they have a say in which players, teams, etc. are recognized...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones updates timetable for Dez Bryant's return

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday morning provided an update regarding when the team expects Dez Bryant to be fully recovered from his surgery Monday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, and he appears inclined to believe the superstar wide receiver may miss less time than some reports have predicted. “It takes a bone six weeks to fully recover,...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins continue to avoid using RG3’s likeness

The Washington Redskins of course have decided to hitch the organization’s wagon to Kirk Couins for the 2015 campaign, leaving the team in a conundrum regarding how to avoid using Robert Griffin III, who up to a week or two ago was the face of the franchise, in images related to the team. The Redskins recently attempted to pull the old switcheroo on the image used for the homepage...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles Wright helps stranded motorist change flat tire

Baltimore Orioles rookie pitcher Mike Wright played the role of Good Samaritan following the team’s 8-2 home win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday when he came to the assistance of a stranded motorist after leaving the ballpark. But Wright didn’t stop at calling AAA or anything like that. He actually helped change a flat tire. The pitcher happened upon the motorist having...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq had interesting reason for turning down Starbucks

Shaquille O’Neal recently recalled what he now refers to as one of his “worst business decisions” when relaying a story about how he turned down what likely would have been an extremely lucrative endorsement offer from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. O’Neal told Graham Bensinger during an interview that he was approached by Schultz, who wanted to partner with the NBA superstar...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Zimmer on Vikings ugly loss: Just not ready for prime time

The Minnesota Vikings, a team may pundits pegged to be a potential sleeper team heading into the 2015 season, were everything but that in their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, instead putting the team’s fans to sleep with an ugly, sloppy and embarrassing 20-3 loss. Head coach Mike Zimmer, who has gone to great lengths over the past few months to downplay...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dez: Tweets surgery went great, can't wait to get back

While the Dallas Cowboys obviously will be hampered by the absence of Dez Bryant after undergoing surgery Monday on what was believed to be a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the team must feel encouraged by how positive the wide receiver appears to be approaching the coming weeks of rehabilitation. Bryant took to Twitter Monday night to send a message indicating he...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry David predicts Jordan Spieth will be ‘wildly bald’

Larry David knows bald. And the comedian believes that Jordan Spieth is destined to be so spectacularly hairless that it will be no laughing matter. Worse yet, it won’t be long before the two-time major winner will be a complete and utter chrome dome. Spieth, at only 22 years old, is already cursed with a receding hairline that makes him a candidate to be the poster boy for...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony fires back at another social media critic

Carmelo Anthony again made the decision to engage a critic on social media, this time to question the intelligence of an inquiry regarding the New York Knicks star possibly diminishing skills on the court. The latest social media outburst occurred on Instagram when a user who goes by the moniker “freemangfx” mused if Anthony should still be considered among the best players...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams brilliantly troll Russell Wilson over his ‘1-0’ tweet

Russell Wilson was the victim of a brilliant bit of social media trolling courtesy of the St. Louis Rams after the Seattle Seahawks stumbled to a 34-31 overtime loss at the Edward Jones Dome. Prior to taking the field for Seattle’s Week 1 showdown in St. Louis, the Seahawks quarterback issued a boastful prediction of how things would play out on Sunday, tweeting that he expected...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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