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Chip Kelly: No regrets keeping Riley Cooper on team after rant

By Jason Rowan Chip Kelly already is embroiled in an ongoing controversy related to race stemming from allegations of racism have plagued the Philadelphia Eagles head coach. The issue of race again became a topic of discussion on Tuesday when Kelly was put in a precarious position after being asked whether he regretted keeping Riley Cooper on the team two years ago after the wide...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots website’s slideshow includes fans’ anti-Roger Goodell signs

In what arguably is nothing more than a seemingly innocuous aside — but an extremely amusing one at that — a slideshow posted on the official website of the New England Patriots in support of Tom Brady features a photograph or two of the team’s fans exhibiting clear anti-Roger Goodell rhetoric on signs held up...Read More The post Patriots website’s slideshow includes fans’...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant on changing to feet-first slide: ‘I only have one head’

By Jason Rowan Kris Bryant suffered a scare on Sunday following a head-first slide into second base during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The rookie phenom was left experiencing dizziness after making contact with Brewers shortstop Jean Segura during the slide. He was forced to leave the game, although it was later determined that he...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

RG3 on team's expectatons: Not asking me to be Superman

By Jason Rowan Robert Griffin III is entering his fourth year in the NFL and his second season under the coaching staff headed by Jay Gruden. The Washington Redskins quarterback recently seemed to intimate that the team wants him to reign in his freewheeling style of play and play within the role tailored for him, one that best sets up the chances for long-term success. “They...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant joins investment group trying to revitalize ‘Tiger Beat’

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has joined a sizable investment group that hopes to re-brand and revitalize the struggling “Tiger Beat” magazine, known over the years as the tabloid of choice for tween and teen girls, reports The New York Times. Durant, along with comedian Nick Cannon and New York Giants chairman and executive...Read More The post Kevin Durant joins...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills' Kromer issues statement without apology

By Jason Rowan Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer issued a brief statement in response to the team announcing his six-game suspension without pay related to an offseason incident in which he was arrested for misdemeanor battery. What arguably makes his minute-long, prepared-statement somewhat strange is how Kromer refused to apologize for his actions, nor did he express...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys exec on Dez fight: 'I do think it's a good thing'

By Jason Rowan The Dallas Cowboys made the surprising decision to publicize the fight that broke out between wide receiver Dez Bryant and cornerback Tyler Patmon by actually posting video of the brouhaha on social media. While strange, it appears that Cowboys brass, from owner Jerry Jones to executive vice president Stephen Jones, fully endorse the fact that the fight occurred in...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones defends herself after being ‘attacked’ over Ronda Rousey ‘joke’

Lolo Jones again found herself in the middle of a controversy over the weekend as a result of her often provocative social media commentary, but attempted to defend herself by insisting she was merely joking. Jones was run through the social media wringer after she tweeted her reaction to Ronda Rousey again dispatching of an...Read More The post Lolo Jones defends herself after being...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton on taking hits: I'm not a ballerina

By Jason Rowan Cam Newton downplayed the notion that he takes too much abuse due to his penchant for running with the football by pointing out that he is in fact a football player and that absorbing contact comes with the territory, regardless of whether or not a player lines up at the quarterback position. “Sacks, touches, hits, I’m fine,” he told ESPN’s David Newton...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodgers appears in another Olivia Munn workout video

By Jason Rowan Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and girlfriend Olivia Munn may have hectic schedules, but the longtime couple seem to nevertheless find time to participate in joint workouts. Munn, who has been engaging in what appears to be a grueling training regimen to prepare for her role as Psylocke in upcoming flick “X-Men: Apocalypse,” showcases her impressive...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants GM confirms he has spoken with Jason Pierre-Paul

By Jason Rowan After a protracted and unsettling several weeks where Jason Pierre-Paul has been essentially in incommunicado with the New York Giants after suffering a severe injury in a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July, general manager Jerry Reese confirmed on Monday morning that he spoke with the defensive end and his agents on Sunday. “It was a personal conversation...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Warner impressed by progress made by pupil Kaepernick

By Jason Rowan In an effort to halt the so-called regression he made while slightly struggling last season, Colin Kaepernick worked for several weeks this offseason with former quarterbacking great and current NFL analyst Kurt Warner. The Super Bowl-winning signal-caller paid a visit on Sunday to San Francisco 49ers training camp for his job with NFL Network and was left impressed...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies over Pats practice

By Jason Rowan The New England Patriots and Tom Brady received support in the skies during the team’s training camp practice on Friday, one day after a contingent of snarky New York Jets fans paid $1,000 to fly a banner that mocked and ridiculed the under-fire quarterback. New England Aerial Ads appears to be the outfit behind the in-air rebuttal, as the banner read, “New...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: Canceled ‘females only’ shindig ‘was no weird orgy thing’

LeSean McCoy on Friday met with the media at training camp and of course the hot topic of discussion revolved around the Buffalo Bills running back’s much ballyhooed private party that was the source of comical controversy last week. McCoy’s original post on Instagram announcing the “females only” party upset the Bills and the NFL...Read More The post LeSean McCoy says ‘females...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

John Elway: Running game will be Peyton Manning’s ‘best friend’

There have been concerns that Peyton Manning will have difficulty adjusting to the West Coast offense favored by new head coach Gary Kubiak. But Denver Broncos boss John Elway thinks the 39-year-old Manning will be able to adjust just fine. And Elway should be seen as reliable in his assessment. After all, he knows a...Read More The post John Elway: Running game will be Peyton Manning’s...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Backboard, hoop, net from Michael Jordan’s last shot sells for $41,825

The backboard, hoop and net that served as the apparatus for the final shot in Michael Jordan’s career sold at auction for an astounding $41,825, according to an ESPN.com News Services report. The prized piece of NBA memorabilia was sold to a collector on Thursday night by Heritage Auctions during the National Sports Collectors Convention...Read More The post Backboard, hoop, net...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

By Jason Rowan David Price’s start with a new team after being dealt by the Detroit Tigers to the Toronto Blue Jays this week couldn’t have gotten off to a more inauspicious start after the pitcher apparently suffered a flat tire on his way to his new home. Price alerted the masses of his trip to Toronto being sidetracked in a series of tweets on Friday morning. “Sweet tire...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling ways, gives fake hugs to teammates (vid)

Justin Upton on Thursday elected to follow the lead of San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy and continued to perpetuate the team’s apparent proclivity for trolling everyone in the buildup to the MLB trade deadline. The outfielder, during San Diego’s 8-7 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field, engaged in a bout...Read More The post Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Rock 'pretty disappointed,' but defends Hulk Hogan

By Jason Rowan A “pretty disappointed” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson nevertheless went to bat for pal and professional wrestling colleague Hulk Hogan, defending him to a certain extent by arguing that everyone has “talked trash” behind closed doors. Johnson was making an appearance on Thursday at the 2015 TCA press tour panel to promote his new HBO series “Ballers”...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler aces final hole, treats media to free beers

By Jason Rowan Rickie Fowler finished up his first round at the Quicken Loans National with a bang courtesy of an ace on the par-3 9th hole, his final hole of the day. Using a 7-iron on the 200-yard hole, Fowler finished with a 4-under 67 courtesy of his hole-in-one, what the PGA Tour is cleverly referring to as a “Walk Off.” WALK OFF. Rickie Fowler just aced No. 9 to...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

By Jason Rowan Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins couldn’t have started off his season any better, going 28-for-28 in save opportunities heading into the All-Star break. Since being named to the AL All-Star roster, the quality of Perkins’ performances have dropped off dramatically, as the pitcher has blown two saves and found himself on the hook for two losses in his past five...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

By Jason Rowan Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated to make approximately $6.9 million during the 2014-15 NBA season ($1...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets fans flew ‘Cheaters’ banner at Pats practice ‘to troll the hell out of them’

The group of approximately 30 New York Jets fans behind a banner flying overhead at the New England Patriots’ training camp practice on Thursday apparently only paid $1,000 to pull off the stunt they explained was done primarily for one reason: To “troll the hell out of” the Patriots in the wake of the NFL...Read More The post Jets fans flew ‘Cheaters’ banner at Pats practice...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel struggles in 11-on-11 drills at Browns training camp

Working with the Cleveland Browns’ second-team offense without pads and with limited contact, Johnny Manziel reportedly struggled mightily in 11-on-11 drills during Thursday’s training camp session. According to Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Mary Kay Cabot, the second-year quarterback in one series had a sequence where he would have been sacked twice, nearly threw an interception...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Murphy pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

By Jason Rowan San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy probably worked the assembled media in attendance of Wednesday night’s game against the New York Mets into a lather by making some strange bench moves during the team’s 7-3 win. And he admitted after the game he did so simply to mess with them. Murphy pulled both Matt Kemp and Justin Upton after five-and-a-half innings...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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