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Antonio Brown has Fathead of him kicking Browns punter (pic)

Antonio Brown made a play for the ages during a game against the Cleveland Browns back in 2014 when he leaped over would-be tackler in Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning during a dazzling punt return. But what the play so memorable is that Brown also kicked Lanning in the face while evading the tackle. #tbt Antonio Brown kicks Spencer Lanning on a punt return pic.twitter...
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July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Goodell again reaches out to Eli Apple's mom, this time in tweet

First it was brownies delivery, now a Twitter shout-out? It looks like a possible BFF situation is developing here.  Roger Goodell may suffer from something of a public image issue, but he clearly has one person on his side: Annie Apple, budding NFL-related media darling and mother to New York Giants rookie cornerback Eli Apple. The NFL commissioner, hardly a prolific user of...
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July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Favre discusses comparing different NFL eras by talking microwaves

Brett Favre took part in a national conference call Tuesday morning to discuss his upcoming enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And Favre again demonstrated he’s as adept at spinning a yarn as he was slinging a football. Among the topics discussed concerned the risk of comparing quarterbacks from different eras, specifically related to how the passage of time makes...
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July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones believes Cowboys offense will return to 2014 form

Jerry Jones often views his beloved Dallas Cowboys through rose-colored glasses, so it’s no surprise he’s expecting big things out of the team’s offense next season. Jones is so optimistic, in fact, that he believes the 2016 Cowboys can outpace the phenomenal 2014 offense. The offensive output from the 2015 Cowboys offense should be viewed as an aberration, given the injuries...
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July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin to be inducted into Giants Ring of Honor

Tom Coughlin’s tenure with the New York Giants came to an unceremonious and possibly acrimonious end following last season. But the organization nevertheless will pay tribute to the longtime head coach by inducting him into the team’s Ring of Honor next season. “It was a great privilege to be the 16th head coach of the New York Giants, and it’s a privilege and a tremendous...
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July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Colt Jeff Saturday compares Andrew Luck to Peyton Manning

Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning of course will be forever linked given how their shared histories with the Indianapolis Colts are inseparably bound together. And one former Colt believes the two quarterbacks share remarkable similarities above and beyond how the ultimate decision to draft Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft led to the end of Manning's storied...
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July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks ‘have a very special team on paper right now’

Carmelo Anthony believes the moves the New York Knicks have made this offseason have dramatically improved the team “on paper” and expressed optimism that “the time is now” to take the next step and qualify for the postseason for the first time since the 2012-13 season. “We have a very special team on paper right now,” Anthony said after a U.S. men’s Olympic team...
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July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Miguel Angel Jimenez holes out for eagle, does Miguel Angel Jimenez stuff (vid)

Miguel Angel Jimenez has long been heralded — and deservedly so, mind you — as the “Most Interesting Golfer in the World,” a moniker that couldn’t be more apropos for the 52-year-old Spaniard. To wit: Here’s the cigar-puffing, wine-drinking, living-life-to-the-absolute-fullest golf dynamo holing out for eagle on the par-5 16th hole during Thursday’s first round of...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium coming in 2017

Peyton Manning may have finished his career with the Denver Broncos, but in the hearts and minds of many fans, he will always be a member of the Indianapolis Colts. So, it’s fitting that the Colts organization announced earlier this year that it will pay tribute to the greatest player in team history with a statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium. The team revealed this week additional...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will celebrate 25th anniversary of last playoff win

NFL teams routinely celebrate anniversaries of significant moments in franchise history with tributes and events, typically at some point during a given season. For the Detroit Lions, the 2016 NFL season marks the 25th anniversary of a benchmark moment for the organization, although it lacks the luster and prestige common with these kind of remembrances. For a team like the Lions...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Silver chatted with Kevin Durant’s mom at ESPYs

NBA commissioner Adam Silver found himself on the red carpet Wednesday night at the ESPYs keeping company with a person who may not have fancied his critical comments about Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant’s mom. Silver told Cleveland.com that his red carpet chat had some impact on his opinion that Durant joining the Warriors is “not ideal from...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard on ever joining hometown Warriors: ‘Hell no’

Damian Lillard may hail from Oakland, but the potential lure of ever joining a superteam — even one that plays in his hometown — apparently isn’t a tempting one. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar recently was asked on Twitter if he’d ever consider returning home to play alongside the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and company with the Golden State...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Daly as stylish as ever at Open with pineapple pants

John Daly is without question one of the most colorful personalities in the history of professional golf. And the fact that he has adopted a style of golf attire befitting such a uniquely original persona only adds to his outrageous persona. Daly’s fashion-forward (backward?) approach to clothing was on full display Thursday during the first round of the 145th Open Championship...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson’s great start undone by plugged ball in ‘coffin bunker’ (vid)

Bubba Watson, who typically struggles at links-style golf — especially at The Open Championship — stepped to the 8th hole at Royal Troon on top of the leaderboard with a 5-under start. Things came undone in a blink of an eye. As has been thoroughly discussed heading into this week’s major, the 8th hole — dubbed the “Postage Stamp” hole — has all the potential to wreak...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Howard thanks Houston, Rockets fans with full-page ad

Dwight Howard on Wednesday was officially introduced as a member of the Atlanta Hawks organization during an emotional news conference. On the same day — as players moving on to another town are wont to do — the veteran center took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle to thank Rockets fans for their support during his three seasons with the team. In case you missed...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals’ Corey Tindal robbed at gunpoint during poker game

Cincinnati Bengals rookie cornerback Corey Tindal was robbed at gunpoint during a poker game at a motel, as first reported by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Tindal and a man he knew were playing poker at a Super 8 Motel along with two men known only by their nicknames when one of the unidentified men brandished a semi-automatic pistol, pointed it at the victims and said, “Lay...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James offers to play for Liverpool during U.S. tour (pic)

LeBron James isn’t only a minority owner of Liverpool F.C., he also a wannabe team member as well. James, a noted soccer fan, took to Facebook to offer his services as a “walk-on” during the English soccer club’s upcoming U.S. tour. “[Shout out] to Coach Klopp & the Reds. Excited to hear you boys are heading out to the West Coast!! If you need a walk on, I got...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony calls on athletes to be leaders in op-ed

Carmelo Anthony penned a powerful op-ed piece for The Guardian in which he calls on his fellow professional athletes to utilize their high profiles to help effectuate social change. Asking early on in the piece “Do athletes have a responsibility to stand up?”, Anthony suggests that every person has an obligation to “rise up and make their voices heard” but points out...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland police association accepts Isaiah Crowell’s apology

After refusing to accept Isaiah Crowell’s original apology, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association has reconsidered after the Cleveland Browns running back issued a more personal and heartfelt message in a video posted Wednesday morning on Facebook. Crowell originally apologized via a written statement for posting an image to social media featuring a disturbing illustration...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Isaiah Crowell pledges game check to Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation

Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is attempting to make amends for a controversial Instagram post by vowing to donate his first game check of the 2016 NFL season to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation. Crowell last Wednesday posted a disturbing image of a police officer having his throat slashed by a person in a black hood in response to fatal shootings of black men...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson sees 'greatness’ in Teddy Bridgewater’s eyes

The Minnesota Vikings took a significant leap forward last season by going 11-5 and winning the NFC North division title. While being heralded as a team on the rise, questions remain concerning Teddy Bridgewater, who will enter his third season this fall. But to hear it from Adrian Peterson, it’s only a matter of time before Bridgewater -- who he once compared to Tom Brady...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski trolls Julian Edelman over Tom Brady photoshop

Julian Edelman showcased his Photoshop skills earlier this week — or had someone else do some image editing — after he noticed that New England Patriots teammate Tom Brady and pal Justin Timberlake attended UFC 200 without him. Now it appears that fellow Patriots receiver Rob Gronkowski felt the need to troll Edelman over it. Edelman photoshopped himself into a photograph of...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Udonis Haslem wishes he could have convinced Wade to stay

Udonis Haslem says he wishes he could have done more to convince Dwyane Wade to remain with the Miami Heat, even jokingly saying he should have done what Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers did last offseason to keep DeAndre Jordan. “In hindsight, I don’t know, I think I should have come in and pulled a Chris Paul and handcuffed him like they did DeAndre Jordan and made...
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July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Butthurt Julian Edelman inserts himself in Tom Brady-Justin Timberlake pic

Tom Brady and Justin Timberlake were among the many beautiful people in attendance at last weekend’s UFC 200. And the two pals, both regaled in Newsboy caps were caught schmoozing in their seats. Just a couple of UFC fans hanging out! @jtimberlake #UFC200 pic.twitter.com/CSRpNBXte1 — #UFCSiouxFalls (@ufc) July 10, 2016   This apparently caused Julian Edelman, Brady’s...
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July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Series of lightning bolts strike Carolina Panthers’ stadium (vid)

A summer storm made its way through the Charlotte, N.C., area late Monday afternoon and an awe-inspiring series of lightning bolts struck Bank of America Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Footage of the incredible display of natural fireworks were posted to Facebook by NBC Charlotte meteorologist Brad Panovich. Amazing. If Bank of America Stadium had been the...
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July 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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