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Yan Gomes becomes latest MLB catcher to suffer testicular injury

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes became the latest casualty of a burgeoning epidemic in Major League Baseball involving players at his position suffering an incredibly painful testicular injury. Gomes suffered his nightmarish experience during the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners when a foul tip off the bat of Dae-Ho Lee caught him in the worst spot...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz says he’ll attend Sam Bradford’s passing camp

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz confirmed he will be in attendance at Sam Bradford’s passing camp next month in San Diego, Calif., along with several teammates. “Yeah,” Wentz said at the NovaCare Complex, via NJ.com’s Matt Lombardo. “I will be there. I think we’ll be there probably a week, is the plan. Just to develop a rapport. We’ve developed...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes on saving Mets from slump: ‘I’m not Superman’

The New York Mets’ offense has been mired in a prolonged slump. But Yoenis Cespedes, who is struggling at the plate himself, insists he alone cannot save the team from its hitting woes. “I’m not Superman,” Cespedes said in Spanish after the Mets dropped Tuesday’s doubleheader in a pair of 3-1 losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, per NJ.com’s Maria Guardado...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe jokingly reaches for fan’s hot dog after foul ball chase (vid)

Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe nearly succumbed to a case of the mid-game munchies when he jokingly reached for a fan’s hot dog after a jog to the stands to chase down a foul ball. The tomfoolery occurred during Tuesday’s tilt against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. A foul pop-up from Mariners designated hitter Adam Lind prompted Uribe to chase it down toward...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers reveal team bowling outing with clip from ‘The Big Lebowski’

The Green Bay Packers coaching staff decided to give players a day off Tuesday from the typical OTA grind and instead go on a bowling outing. And they let the players know in the most “Dude” way possible. As the players congregated for a morning meeting, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy played a clip from the cult classic “The Big Lebowski” to alert them of the nature...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dansby: If he were Manziel, he would have killed himself

Karlos Dansby showed sympathy for former teammate Johnny Manziel in a somewhat strange manner by suggesting that if he have had to deal with the enormous pressure and incredible media scrutiny the currently unemployed quarterback faced during his troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns he would have killed himself. “I probably would have committed suicide. Ain’t no telling...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: Durant should stay with ‘loaded’ Thunder

If there’s one NBA superstar who can tout the potential benefits of staying with one team for the long haul, it’s Dirk Nowitzki. And the Dallas Mavericks veteran believes it makes sense for Kevin Durant to remain with the “loaded” Oklahoma City Thunder. Nowitzki, who is pondering his own NBA future, said the Thunder provides Durant with the best opportunity for success...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell apologizes for wearing Raiders hat (pic)

Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Laquon Treadwell caused himself a little bit of trouble among the team’s fan base after he posted a video to Snapchat last week where he was wearing an Oakland Raiders hat. Vikings fans quickly pounced on the fashion faux pas, quickly condemning Treadwell for wearing any other NFL team cap outside one representing the team that just selected...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout hearing from friends, family about trade rumors

Mike Trout’s long-term future with the Los Angeles Angels organization has been a hot topic throughout the early part of the 2016 MLB season, primarily due to how the team has stumbled to a 26-31 start. Trade rumors have been rampant surrounding the 24-year-old slugger, so much so that both he and the organization have frequently been forced to publicly deny the speculation that...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions react to lightning above Lambeau that resembled team logo (pic)

The Green Bay Packers posted a tweet Monday afternoon showcasing a spectacular lightning strike above Lambeau Field. Lightning over Lambeau pic.twitter.com/7PedYlNYS8 — Green Bay Packers (@packers) June 6, 2016   While it is a mesmerizing image in and of itself, it didn’t take long for observers on the Internet to point out that the shape of the lightning bolt bore...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson’s advice to LeBron James for Finals? Be like Mike

Down 0-2 heading into Wednesday’s Game 3, the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing the prospect of being run out of the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors. Prevailing wisdom suggests that a Herculean effort out of LeBron James will be needed to save the Cavaliers from a quick and unceremonious exit. Much has been written about the myriad reasons why the Cavaliers are staring...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles OC Frank Reich on Carson Wentz: ‘His aptitude is off the charts’

The Philadelphia Eagles are facing quite the conundrum at the quarterback position heading into the 2016 NFL season, especially given how quickly rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is picking up the team’s offense. Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich praised the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, specifically pointing out how impressed he is with Wentz’s “aptitude...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco, Ravens teammates hold ‘Bachelorette’ viewing party

Joe Flacco and a handful of his Baltimore Ravens teammates got together on Monday night for some must-watch television viewing. Well, at least as far as they see things. Flacco, wide receiver Daniel Brown, kicker Justin Tucker and tight ends Dennis Pitta and Nick Boyle apparently are huge fans of the ABC reality series, “The Bachelorette.” Monday night's @BacheloretteABC...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots fan flips the bird while posing for photo with Roger Goodell (pic)

Given his integral role in the seemingly endless Deflategate drama, it’s hardly surprising that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considered Public Enemy No. 1 by New England Patriots fans, not to mention Boston-area sports fans as a whole. But it takes a special kind of person to seize upon an opportunity to express Patriots fans’ collective distaste for Goodell while posing...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig, Jared Goff make peace at Dodger Stadium (pics)

Any notion that there could be some residual bad blood between Yasiel Puig and Jared Goff — due to some social media shenanigans dating back to 2013 — has completely been put to rest as the two Los Angeles-based professional athletes made peace during a hangout session at Dodger Stadium. Goff, taken by the Los Angeles Rams with the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, grew up a San...
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Metallica will play national anthem at Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

The San Jose Sharks will have some very special guests in attendance at SAP Center for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, as it has been announced that Bay Area icons Metallica will be on hand to perform the national anthem as well as take part in some pregame traditions before the puck drops. The Sharks and NHL PR both confirmed that Metallica lead singer/guitarist...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio may be open to trade if Wolves miss postseason

Ricky Rubio admitted that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ long run of futility during his time with the team may become too much to bear should the team again fail to reach the playoffs next season. “When I arrived to Minnesota, my hope was to break the seven years’ streak without [a] presence in [the] playoffs. I still have that hope, but it’s very tough mentally when year...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers use umpire Joe West's songs as walk-up music

The Los Angeles Dodgers were either trolling umpire Joe West or paying tribute to his side gig as a country music singer by using his songs as their walk-up music during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. The @Dodgers are using songs from Home Plate Umpire, Joe West's, album first time through the order, today. — Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 5, 2016 West has...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Infamous Babe Ruth photograph up for auction

Touted as the “one of the most unusual and interesting Babe Ruth photographs ever offered for public sale,” an infamous photograph of The Great Bambino holding a bat between his legs dubbed the “Bat Penis” pic currently is being offered by Lelands auction house. The photograph of the Major League Baseball icon — officially called “Babe Ruth “Bat Penis” Snapshot...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp explains why he took offense to Timmy Jernigan tribute

Warren Sapp made some waves on social media recently when he complained about how Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan was changing his number to 99 in tribute of him. Now the Hall of Famer is explaining why he took such great offense. Curiously, it turns out it was all over a lack of communication. Nothing more, nothing less. Sapp recently claimed that he is miffed...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Akron Born’ LeBron, Steph Curry inspire free tire giveaway

Most folks are well aware of the fact that LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio. But in an interesting aside, Stephen Curry also greeted the world for the first time from the same Ohio town, as his father Dell was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the time of his birth. This confluence of births — along with congruence with the two NBA superstars facing off with a championship...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth congratulates National Spelling Bee co-champ (vid)

While Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Nihar Janga received a lot of attention after Dez Bryant praised him for tossing up an “X” celebration, fellow co-champion Jairam Hathwar also received quite the surprise from Jordan Speith. Hathwar, a huge golf fan, noted that Jordan Spieth was one of heroes while making an appearance on “Live with Kelly.” “He’s only...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. mourns death of beloved dog on social media

Odell Beckham Jr. took to Twitter this week to mourn the passing of his beloved dog Tzar, writing the canine will “have a piece of my heart forever.” A series of tweets from Beckham illustrated just how hard he is taking his companion’s death. The storms always make remember appreciate the good times that much more. He's in a better place now lord, take care of him. ...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall is ‘proud’ of Geno Smith: ‘He’s doing a great job’

Brandon Marshall praised Geno Smith following Wednesday’s OTA session, saying the presumptive New York Jets quarterback — at least at this point — is exhibiting significant growth on the practice field, specifically during a two-minute drill. “There was a sense of poise, comfort, and it was pretty good to watch him kind of manage the situation,” Marshall said, via NJ...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker: Absence from OTAs wasn't about Ryan Fitzpatrick

Eric Decker was back with the New York Jets on Tuesday, rejoining the team after skipping OTAs last week. Despite reporting to the contrary, the Jets wideout insisted that his absences were not some form of protest over the protracted stalemate between the team and free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who remains unsigned. Instead, Decker says he was vacationing with his family...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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