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Cubs fan alters sign near PNC Park to read ‘LETS GO CUBS’ (pic)

With Wednesday’s National League Wild Card match-up between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates only hours away, a wisenheimer Cubs fan cleverly altered a series of letters located in the windows of a building nearby PNC Park that read “LETS GO BUCS” to bear a much different message, one that instead expressed support for the visiting team. Given that “BUCS” and ...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Correa after drinking first beer: ‘It tastes bad’

Carlos Correa and his Houston Astros teammates enjoyed the sweet taste of victory after shutting out the New York Yankees in a 3-0 AL Wild Card win in the Big Apple. But the 21-year-old rookie phenom admitted something that occurred after the win left a bitter taste in his mouth: Trying his first beer. “It tastes bad,” Correa told SI’s Ben Reiter. Correa recently was the...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson downplays Matt Harvey’s tardiness

While the New York papers are having a field day speculating about the potential negative impacts of Matt Harvey being late to Tuesday’s mandatory workout at Citi Field, a New York Mets teammate went to bat for the oft-controversial pitcher. Curtis Granderson on Wednesday said the pitcher, who is slated to start Game 3 of the team’s NLDS series against the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron on Cavs: I will lead this team, but I don’t have to carry it

LeBron James acknowledged that the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be at full strength at the beginning of the season but insisted the team nevertheless will have enough talent on the floor early on that he won’t have to put the squad entirely on his shoulders. “I will lead this team, but I don’t have to carry it,” James said Wednesday at Cleveland’s shootaround, via ESPN...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

SnapFace? Belichick again botches social media platform

Bill Belichick has never claimed to be a social media savvy sort — nor has he aspired to do so, for that matter — so perhaps it comes as no surprise that he once again botched the name of a social media platform. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, the curmudgeonly New England Patriots head coach allowed his rarely seen sense of humor emerge when he jokingly gave a reporter grief...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: Eagles coaching staff to blame for slow start

After seemingly making critical comments a few weeks ago in which it appeared Chip Kelly blamed players for the team’s unsuccessful start of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles head coach did an about-face Tuesday, laying most of the blame on the coaching staff. “I think a lot of that is on us, coaching wise,” Kelly said ahead of Tuesday’s practice, via NJ.com. “We...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

David Blatt: Kevin Love to fully practice for first time Saturday

LeBron James took to social media shortly before training camp to proclaim how excited he is to get back to work on the court with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. While the point guard's return to the floor is still a ways off, the Cleveland Cavaliers got a bit of good news when head coach David Blatt announced Wednesday that Love will fully take part in practice for the first...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Roddy White backs off criticism of role in Falcons offense

Roddy White attempted to downplay critical comments made earlier this week in which he expressed frustration with his limited role this season in the Atlanta Falcons offense. “I’m here for one thing and that’s to win,” White told the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter during a telephone interview after the original ESPN report was published. White reportedly...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Shirtless Colby Rasmus the first party-hearty star of MLB postseason (pics)

After his mammoth home run in the second inning helped lead the Houston Astros to a 3-0 Wild Card victory over the New York Yankees, Colby Rasmus had every reason to celebrate. And boy, did he ever whoop it up. A shirtless Rasmus, rocking goggles, was up front and center among the exultant Astros players relishing the victory at Yankee Stadium, looking more like a pro wrestler than...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: CC Sabathia already at Connecticut rehab facility

CC Sabathia reportedly was spotted at Silver Hill Hospital, a costly and celebrity friendly rehab facility in New Canaan, Conn., per an eyewitness account by a fellow patient. “I saw him walking in here this morning,” the patient told the New York Daily News. “He looked kind of sad. He’s a big guy. I know he probably doesn’t want to be here, but I think that he did...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden: I know I was the MVP, that’s 100 percent given

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden clearly remains miffed over the fact he was beat out by Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry in the MVP award voting last season. “I know I was the MVP,” Harden proclaimed recently, via NBA.com’s Fran Blinebury. “That’s 100 percent given all the things that happened last season. Harden did give credit where credit was...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions fans protest MNF call with ‘Blind to the bat’ billboards

The group of Detroit Lions fans who issued a billboard-based protest during last season’s playoffs have reacted quickly to the latest referee-involved controversy that has plagued the team, buying up space on seven billboards in the Detroit area to blast the events that occurred during “Monday Night Football.” Carly Zipp, who works in public relations for OutFront Media...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger refutes reports he could return in Week 7

Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged that while he’s making progress in recovering from a sprained MCL and bone bruise, reports that he could make a return in a Week 7 showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs are inaccurate, or at least are not coming from him. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is expected to miss four to six weeks because of the injury suffered during a Week 3 loss...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey a no-show at Mets’ mandatory workout, GM not sure why

There was one player of note not present for the New York Mets’ mandatory workout Tuesday ahead of the team’s NLDS showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers: Matt Harvey. The pitcher was the only one of 27 players either on the Mets’ playoff roster or on the bubble who wasn’t in attendance. And given how his name routinely makes an appearance whenever controversy arises, his...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: ‘Superman’ Dez Bryant targeting Week 7 return

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones colorfully suggested Dez Bryant has superhero-like recovery powers to praise how quickly the wide receiver is healing from surgery. "Dez, of course, is Superman," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, via The Dallas Morning News. "I say that without a smile. He heals extraordinarily quick. His procedure went well. He's sound with the procedure...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez ripped in lifelong Yankees fan’s obituary

Alex Rodriguez became the latest prominent athlete or team to be on the receiving end of some serious shade in a deceased fan’s obituary. Actually, to call Helen Fowler, 85, a fan of A-Rod wouldn’t be accurate in any respect, as evidenced by how the slugger was singled out in her obituary published in The Star-Ledger. “Mrs. Fowler was a former member of the Cranford First...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets coach Bowles’ sweet tooth lands him cookie care package

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles apparently has something of a sweet tooth, evidenced by how he is rumored to love partaking in some Chips Ahoy! cookies and a tall glass of cold milk to celebrate a victory. The popular cookie-making company, upon learning of Bowles’ affinity for their product, are sending the head coach a custom cookie care package in tribute of his fondness...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers honor Umpqua Community College victims

The Portland Trail Blazers donned shirts during pregame warm-ups ahead of their exhibition season opener against the Sacramento Kings in solemn memory of the tragedy that played out last week Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. The shirts, which featured the outline of Oregon, a small heart and UCC, were worn by both players and coaches. A moment of silence was also held...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants ‘cautiously optimistic’ Jason Pierre-Paul can return for last four games

The protracted saga of Jason Pierre-Paul’s ultimate return to the playing field with the New York Giants took another turn Tuesday when reports indicated the team is “cautiously optimistic” the defensive lineman may be able to get back in the lineup for the final quarter of the regular season. The report, filed by Newsday’s Bob Glauber, indicates a lot of things have to...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Did McConaughey speech inspire Redskins to beat Eagles?

Oscar-winning actor and longtime Washington Redskins fan Matthew McConaughey gave a motivational speech to his favorite NFL squad ahead of their game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. The question is, what role did it play in inspiring the Redskins to a 23-20 victory? Head coach Jay Gruden was asked about McConaughey’s appearance at a charity event on Saturday and if he...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Weekend-long bender’ prompted CC Sabathia’s rehab

A weekend of excessive drinking led to CC Sabathia to announce he would not be joining his teammates in the postseason and instead will seek in-patient treatment for alcohol abuse, reports the New York Post. Sources say that the New York Yankees pitcher realized he needed help during the team’s final regular season road trip in Baltimore last weekend, during which he spent a...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan volunteers to kick for Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers probably have no other choice but attempt to rectify the team’s woeful situation at the kicker position after Josh Scobee missed two fourth-quarter field goal attempts in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. It appears that will be the case as reports indicate the team will hold kicker tryouts, beginning with former Washington Redskins kicker...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s wife thanks loyal Lions fans in Instagram post (pic)

With the Detroit Lions starting off the season a surprising 0-3, many of the team’s fans have started to turn on the woeful, winless squad. But the wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford took to social media to point out that not only are there some fans who remain loyal to the team, but to also thank them for their heartfelt gestures of support. “Although many in this city...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James makes additional pleas for greater gun control

LeBron James on Friday reiterated his belief that there needs to be greater gun control as he reacted to a recent spate of disturbing outbursts of violence both in Ohio and beyond. James on Thursday grimly made note of a troubling incident involving the fatal shooting of a six-month old in Cleveland on earlier in the afternoon. Like seriously man!!!! A baby shot in the chest...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marvel boss on Ronda Rousey playing Captain Marvel: ‘I love it’

Ronda Rousey is slowly building a formidable global brand for herself outside of the world of MMA. Could portraying a formidable superhero in a comic book flick be the next step in her quest for world domination? A top executive in the comics-inspired, movie-making industry believes anything’s possible. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said he could back the concept of...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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