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Jason Garrett: Tony Romo has a lot of football left in him

Tony Romo's long-term future with the Dallas Cowboys has been called into question after he suffered his second broken clavicle of the season and the third one of his career, especially given the veteran quarterback will be 36 years old the next time he takes the field with the team in a meaningful game. But to hear it from Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, the organization...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians on officiating crew: ‘They can’t count to three’

Bruce Arians clearly fears no reprisal for his critical comments regarding the officiating crew that presided over the Arizona Cardinals-San Francisco 49ers tilt Sunday. Or at the very least he doesn’t seem to care if he’s fined over what he said. “The officials were struggling,” he said. “Mightily. They can’t count to three.” Arians was specifically referring to one incident...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Josh McCown recently discussed at length the manner in which he regained the starting quarterback job with the Cleveland Browns, lamenting how Johnny Manziel’s off-the-field issues contributed to it while also expressing confidence that the second-year QB still can enjoy a successful career in the NFL. McCown will be under center for Monday night’s tilt with the Baltimore Ravens...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos fire back at trolling Tom Brady after victory

The Denver Broncos had a little fun at Tom Brady’s expense on Facebook following the team’s 30-24 overtime victory Sunday night, but only after the New England Patriots’ quarterback trolled them first on the social media site. Before the Patriots and Broncos took the field at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Brady took to Facebook on Sunday to post a Photoshop of himself riding...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomlin: Ben’s concussion didn’t influence 4th-and-goal call

Mike Tomlin says that Ben Roethlisberger suffering a reported concussion did not influence his decision to kick a field goal late in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 39-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. With the Steelers down by five with 3:02 remaining and facing a 4th-and-goal from the 3-yard line, Tomlin elected to kick a field goal, which made the score 32-30 and put Pittsburgh in...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James says his back feels better than it did a year ago

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2015-16 NBA campaign got off to an inauspicious start even before the beginning of the regular season when it was confirmed during training camp that LeBron James received an anti-inflammatory injection in his back, the third such treatment in 10 months. But James was nevertheless on the court for the Cavs’ season opener and has performed at a high level...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis really wants to meet Turtle from ‘Entourage’

Kristaps Porzingis is quickly developing into an NBA star right before our eyes, arguably faster than the league’s most renowned pundits and experts predicted. And his rapid ascension to fame while playing in the biggest media market in the world with the New York Knicks has afforded him an even higher profile, something he hopes may help give him the chance to meet one of his Hollywood...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on firing Rob Ryan: Status quo ‘would be madness’

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton addressed last Monday’s dismissal of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and argued the team simply couldn’t stand by and allow things to continue on that side of the ball in such a poor manner. The Saints are coming off a bye week — which provided for a good time to part ways with Ryan — and insisted losing the defensive coordinator would...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel: ‘This isn’t a dead end, it’s a hurdle’

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine addressed the media Wednesday and not surprisingly Johnny Manziel’s benching was a central topic of the conversation. Pettine essentially echoed similar sentiments he expressed in a statement issued Tuesday regarding the second-year quarterback’s benching, mostly revolving around the disappointment felt by the Browns in light of Manziel...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin lugs around his own giant bobblehead

Alexander Ovechkin is without a doubt one of the most talented NHL players of this era and perhaps even of all-time. He’s also one of the more eccentric athletes to ever strap on the skates, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising to see the Washington Capitals superstar recently spotted lugging around a giant bobblehead doppelganger of himself. Here’s Alex Ovechkin holding a giant...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

A contingent of Toronto Blue Jays backers became the latest example of how fans will launch grassroots efforts to make sure their voices are heard. With David Price being one of the most coveted free agents on the market, Blue Jays fans want to make it clear to the pitcher — and the organization — that he’s wanted back next season. The fans have launched a website called Any Price...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Network solicits Twitter questions for Jerry Jones, things go poorly

With Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones making an appearance on NFL Network Wednesday, an idea was hatched to solicit questions on Twitter. COMING UP: Owner, President & GM of the @dallascowboys will be LIVE on @NFLHQ ! Tweet your questions #AskJerryJones Best make air! — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 25, 2015 Suffice to say, given how snarky social media can be at times...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Schefter denies saying Kelly’s days in Philly are numbered

Adam Schefter created a firestorm Tuesday when he indicated that “signs” point toward Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles organization parting ways at season’s end. On Wednesday, Schefter denied saying that Kelly’s days in Philly were nearing an end. Appearing on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic, the ESPN NFL Insider clarified comments he made regarding Kelly’s future during...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cutler: Newborn daughter ‘cooperated’ with arrival time

With the Chicago Bears already facing a short week as it prepares for a Thanksgiving night showdown with the Green Bay Packers, Jay Cutler joked that the timing of his newborn daughter’s arrival was perfect. “It could’ve been worse,” the Bears quarterback said Tuesday, smiling, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “She cooperated a little bit for us.” Cutler and wife Kristin Cavallari...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodgers looking forward to seeing Brett Favre, Bart Starr

Aaron Rodgers will share the Thanksgiving night spotlight when two former Green Bay Packers quarterbacking greats hold court in Lambeau Field during halftime of the team’s showdown with the Chicago Bears. And he’s looking forward to seeing both of his signal-calling predecessors. Brett Favre will have his jersey retired during a halftime ceremony, an event that will include Packers...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Colin Kaepernick suffered ‘extensive’ labrum tear

Colin Kaepernick underwent surgery Tuesday on his left, non-throwing shoulder in Vail, Colo., and a source indicated the doctor who performed the procedure deemed the injury to be “extensive,” per a Sacramento Bee report. It is believed that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback suffered the original injury during a Week 4 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The extent of the injury...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Most people who were watching “Monday Night Football” probably just assumed the New England Patriots were trolling Rex Ryan when Tom Brady was heard yelling the Buffalo Bills head coach’s name during one of his line calls. Peyton Manning: "OMAHA!" Tom Brady: "REX RYAN!" #MNF #BUFvsNE https://t.co/uFi2DLvIDv — NFL (@NFL) November 24, 2015 Not so, says Brady. Or at least...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant once called Luke Walton the next Phil Jackson?

Kobe Bryant once referred to his former Los Angeles Lakers teammates and current Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton as the next incarnation of Phil Jackson. But not in the complimentary way one might assume. With Walton’s Warriors standing on the precipice of making NBA history Tuesday night in a tilt against Kobe’s Lakers — a win would move them to 16-0, the best...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James sends letter to 1,000+ kids in his mentorship program

LeBron James got the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving off to a great start to the over-1,000 Akron-area children in his mentorship program by sending a letter to all of those involved in his LeBron James Family Foundation. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar on Nov. 12 signed letters for each of the children in the program, a correspondence in which he discusses what he is thankful...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Peyton Manning ‘incensed’ over talk concerning 2016 plans

A report surfaced Sunday night that indicated Peyton Manning, who struggled mightily this season before being sat due to injuries, intends to play beyond this year with added speculation that he plans to suit up for another NFL season whether it be with the Denver Broncos or some other team. And those reports allegedly have angered the veteran quarterback. The original reporting...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

McGregor: Trump ‘can shut his big fat mouth’ on Rousey

Donald Trump was among those in the public eye who gleefully celebrated Ronda Rousey’s stunning defeat at the hands (and feet) of Holly Holm at UFC 193 nearly two weeks ago. Reigning UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor took issue with Trump’s slam of Rousey and didn’t hold back when ripping the Republican presidential nominee hopeful. “Donald can shut his big fat...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: Approach hasn’t changed amid ‘celebrity QB’ talk

Russell Wilson denied that his approach to football has changed this season amid reports that the Seattle Seahawks have expressed concerns over the possibility he’s turning into a “celebrity QB.” “I think that ultimately, it comes down to how you prepare,” Wilson said Monday, via Pro Football Talk. “Like I always say, the separation is in the preparation. It comes down to getting...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton hosts 900 kids at annual ‘Thanksgiving Jam’

Cam Newton carries himself like he’s a kid at heart, so it’s no surprise that he’s more than willing to let loose in front of hundreds of children with his antics during his wildly popular “Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam,” an event held for the fourth time on Monday night during which 900 children were fed and entertained by the enigmatic Carolina Panthers quarterback. The festivities...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel on partying footage: ‘Videos can be old’

Johnny Manziel refused on Monday to specifically discuss a video that purportedly shows him partying at a nightclub during the Cleveland Browns’ bye week, saying he hasn’t seen the footage while also insisting it may not document what it appears to show. The Browns quarterback was asked about his latest off-the-field controversy while performing volunteer work at the Greater Cleveland...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr on 2015-16 Warriors, 1995-96 Bulls debate

Steve Kerr may not be leading his Golden State Warriors from courtside as he continues his extended leave of absence to deal with issues related to offseason back surgeries, but he of course is keeping tabs on how his team has stormed out of the gate at an historical pace by winning its first 15 games. A debate has arisen in recent weeks over how this Warriors squad measures...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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