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Jayson Werth was ‘really inspired’ by attending State of the Union

MLB free agent Jayson Werth attended Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Donald Trump and said afterward he was “really inspired” by the experience. The former Washington Nationals slugger attended the State of the Union as a guest of Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.). Werth’s connection to the congressman is related to his 500-acre organic farm being in Davis’ district. Werth...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith jokes about ‘amazing’ 1-31 stretch for the Browns

Cleveland Browns fans hoping that a deal could orchestrated that would deliver Alex Smith to the team may want to temper any expectations. That is, if Alex Smith joking about the Browns’ ineptitude over the past two seasons is any indication of his desire to join the team.Smith, who could find himself dealt by the Kansas City Chiefs, cracked wise about the “amazing” 1-31 stretch...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mind-blowing Super Bowl stat illustrates Belichick’s unparalleled success

Bill Belichick will lead his New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday in a showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles. It goes without saying Belichick’s unparalleled level of success throughout his coaching career is unquestionable.However, a statistic compiled by NFL Research illustrates to a mind-blowing degree the utter and complete manner in which Belichick has exerted his...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lurie: ‘99.9 percent’ of Eagles fans behave themselves

The much-maligned fan base of the Philadelphia Eagles suffered another blow to its unsavory reputation due to allegations of boorish behavior before, during and after the team’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.According to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, however, a huge majority of the team’s fans are well-behaved and a few bad apples spoil it for everyone...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron reacts to Griffin trade, cites loyalty double standard

LeBron James not surprisingly has been asked about how the Los Angeles Clippers traded away longtime franchise cornerstone Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons.The deal that shipped Griffin east on Monday evidently occurred while James was napping. But the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar on Tuesday weighed in on the arguably stunning developments while alluding to the fact Griffin...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Career stats of Foles, Wentz are strikingly similar

The Philadelphia Eagles were dealt a devastating blow when Carson Wentz’s season was snuffed out after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during a Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Prospects of the Eagles overcoming such a setback with backup Nick Foles at quarterback and making a deep postseason run were viewed as slim to none.But the Eagles did in fact rise to the challenge...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell doesn’t anticipate Redskins changing name

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday indicated he cannot envision a scenario where Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder will change the team’s nickname.The Redskins’ controversial team name has once again became a matter of great interest in light of the announcement Monday that MLB’s Cleveland Indians would cease using Chief Wahoo as a symbol in its team branding beginning...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft defends Tom Brady’s daughter, speaks of happy Pats ‘marriage’

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined the chorus of critics castigating WEEI host Alex Reimer for making disparaging comments about Tom Brady’s daughter.“I happen to know the child,” Kraft said Monday at Super Bowl Opening Night, via Boston.com. “She’s awesome, vivacious, loving, terrific.”Reimer was suspended indefinitely by WEEI amid the backlash of his comments about...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick drops ‘Snapface’ reference when asked about Tom Brady doc

Bill Belichick’s utter disdain for the world of social media — or at least complete indifference to it — has been well-established over the years. The New England Patriots head coach makes it abundantly clear he has no time for Facebook, Twitter and the like by erroneously referring to social media platforms by comically incorrect names, seemingly in deliberate fashion.Well, Belichick...
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WATCH: Comedian sneaks onto court, participates in warmups with Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans had an extra “player” participating in warmups on Sunday night when a fan got in on the action before the team lost 112-103 to the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.It turns out the court infiltrator was comedian Tony Roberts, per The Times-Picayune. In New Orleans for injured superstar DeMarcus Cousins’ “Boogie’s Comedy Slam” held Saturday night, Roberts donned...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Brady drops mic after yelling ‘Patriots out!’ at sendoff rally

Tom Brady on Monday morning got the New England Patriots faithful at Gillette Stadium pumped up with a rousing speech before the team embarked on their trip to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. “I know we obviously can’t bring all of you to Minnesota with us — maybe some of you can come — but you guys are with us,” Brady told the crowd at the team’s sendoff rally. “We know that. You...
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WATCH: Yasiel Puig lets kids battling cancer shave his head to show solidarity

Yasiel Puig welcomed 11 childhood cancer patients from Cedars-Sinai Hospital to Dodger Stadium this week to take part in Puig’s Pizza and Shave Party. And the kids got the chance to shave the Dodgers slugger’s head as part of the festivities.And making the event even more heartwarming? Puig seemed to be having as much fun as the children. The event was part of a week-long Dodgers...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron joked with Westbrook over All-Star draft confusion

Russell Westbrook was somewhat up in arms over the false impression he was the last draft pick by captain LeBron James for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. James afterward reached out to Westbrook to have some fun over the perceived snub.The confusion stemmed in part from the draft picks being listed in alphabetical order in a photo tweeted out by James. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones doesn't know Eagles' QB for Super Bowl?

Jerry Jones is of course the owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys. As such, one should reasonably assume Jones would have some idea what’s going on in the NFL at the moment. You know, the Super Bowl. Not only that, given the Philadelphia Eagles — a divisional rival of the Cowboys — are slated to overcome underdog status and slay the dynastic New England Patriots, one could...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lights go out during Pat Shurmur’s introductory presser

The New York Giants on Friday officially introduced Pat Shurmur as the team’s new head coach. The press conference overall has to deemed a resounding success.Shurmur appeared confident and at ease as he laid down the law and articulated his vision for how to turn around the Giants after a nightmarish 3-13 campaign last season. Unfortunately, there was one brief hiccup, an awkward...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: Steph Curry and I can't be All-Star captains next season

LeBron James and Stephen Curry, as All-Star captains after being the leading vote getters in their respective conferences, drafted their teams on Thursday night, part of a new wrinkle the NBA instituted for this year’s midseason showcase.It turns out, interestingly, that even if James and Curry once again led All-Star voting next season, the two superstars could not serve as captains...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Shurmur, Eli Manning eager to begin working together

The New York Giants on Friday officially introduced Pat Shurmur as the team’s new head coach, and it sounds like both Shurmur and Eli Manning cannot wait to work with one another.Manning suffered through a disastrous season in 2016, during which not only did the Giants post a 3-13 record, but he was also unceremoniously — and arguably wrongfully — benched late in the season.Circumstances...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steve Kerr mistakes reporter for Jimmy Garoppolo

Steve Kerr copped to a severe case of mistaken identity during Thursday’s postgame presser following the Golden State Warriors’ 126-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena.In fact, the Kerr admitted to being left “a little rattled” over the situation. But the identity of who Kerr mistook for a media member for sheds some light on Kerr’s emotions. The Warriors...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: ’48-hour bender’ at Denny’s used in bid to avoid 76ers in draft

Charles Barkley recently spun a fantastic yarn about the comically ridiculous lengths he was willing to go to avoid being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1984 NBA Draft. Said lengths evidently involved a “48-hour bender” at Denny’s among other acts of outrageous overeating. Barkley recently joined The Russillo Show podcast and relayed his recollections of those days during...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green has thoughts on Steven Adams' groin kick

Steven Adams was the unfortunate recipient of a Draymond Green kick to his groin way back during Game 3 of the 2016 Western Conference Finals. On Thursday night, instead of being the victim of the low blow, the Oklahoma City Thunder big man was dishing out the pain to Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal. Given how most reactions on social media to Adams’ kick mentioned Green, the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Controversial trainer Alex Guerrero spotlighted in Tom Brady doc

Alex Guerrero, Tom Brady’s controversial personal trainer, “body coach,” business partner and confidante — and purportedly the source of significant strife within the New England Patriots organization — takes center stage in the first episode of the quarterback’s documentary, “Tom Vs. Time.”The episode, which debuted Thursday on Facebook Watch and titled, “Chapter 1: The Physical...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell: Steelers set artificial deadline to get new deal done

Le’Veon Bell throughout this week has been expressing confidence that he and the Pittsburgh Steelers can hammer out a long-term deal.That does not mean, however, that Bell nor the Steelers are  willing to be excessively patient for the process to play out. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Bell said the Steelers have set Feb. 20 as an “artificial deadline” to get the deal done....
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles fan upset over police horse assaults launches charity fundraiser

There have been several reports documenting outrageous behavior perpetrated by a minority of Philadelphia Eagles fans before, during and after recent playoff games.Most of the stories regarding Eagles fans’ conduct related to the mistreatment of Minnesota Vikings fans who attended the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field. But two other incidents rose to such a level that...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey: 'Just a matter of time' before NFL is 'basically irrelevant'

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey became the latest individual to predict the demise of the NFL, opining in a tweet that it’s “just a matter of time” before the league is “basically irrelevant as a sport.” Morey’s tweet came in response to a tweet from a media member reacting to SLAM Magazine article in which he suggests the NBA will soon overtake the NFL as the predominantly...
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Padres: Social media accounts ‘were inappropriately accessed’ Wednesday

The San Diego Padres on Thursday issued a statement in which the organization says its social media accounts “were inappropriately accessed” Wednesday night, which resulted in dispatches disseminating erroneous and inaccurate team news. “The Padres social media accounts were inappropriately accessed last night, and messages that were inaccurate and unauthorized were posted,” the...
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