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LeBron James has awkward chat with nearly nude David Blatt

The Cleveland Cavaliers probably were feeling pretty good following Monday’s 122-100 throttling of the Toronto Raptors. And even head coach David Blatt apparently was feeling pretty loosey-goosey himself inside the team’s locker room … much to the chagrin, though, of one LeBron James. The Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd reports that James was summoned to Blatt’s office...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Weddle on Chargers: ‘I probably will never speak to them again’

After enjoying a largely successful nine-year career with the San Diego Chargers that included three trips to the Pro Bowl and being named a First-Team All-Pro on two occasions, it appears Eric Weddle’s time with the organization has come to an end, especially given the safety said he’s unlikely ever to speak with the team again. Weddle indicated he didn’t even participate...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant needs to ‘toughen up’

Ben Roethlisberger insists it comes with the best intentions but his comments regarding the need for Martavis Bryant to “toughen up” for the team during the postseason nevertheless were pretty candid. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was making an appearance on Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday morning when he pointed out that for the team to beat the Cincinnati Bengals...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers send thank-you sandwiches to Buffalo Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers understand all too well that if it hadn’t been for the Buffalo Bills’ victory over the New York Jets on Sunday, beating the Cleveland Browns would not have mattered as it pertains to punching their ticket for the postseason. And now the Steelers — with some much-needed assistance of locally based sandwich outfit Primanti Brothers — have thanked the...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin: Eli Manning ‘what you want a son to be made out of’

Eli Manning reportedly is having a real rough time dealing with the departure of Tom Coughlin. But the former New York Giants head coach wanted to make it abundantly clear that his leaving wasn’t the quarterback’s fault. With Manning in attendance at Coughlin’s farewell press conference on Tuesday, the 69-year-old ex-coach went out of his way to help assuage any guilt the...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. senators make wager on Vikings-Seahawks playoff game

U.S. Senators from Minnesota and Washington have engaged in the traditional wager regarding the outcome of a playoff game, this time for the postseason showdown between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. And the wager of course involves the proposed exchange of products that make the respective states most proud: Fish and coffee. Minnesota Democrats Al Franken...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Eli Manning ‘on verge of tears’ during chat with Tom Coughlin

The New York Giants and Tom Coughlin confirmed on Monday they would be going their separate ways after a disappointing 6-10 campaign. And while the 69-year-old, two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach was lauded by his players as a great man and leader in the wake of the announcement, perhaps no player is taking his exit harder than Eli Manning. In fact, the veteran signal-caller...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin bloodied, loses teeth after taking puck to mouth (vid)

Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin was left bloodied and missing some teeth after he was struck in the mouth by a puck during Monday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. The play occurred late in the first period when Sedin tried to knock a puck down with his stick. After he missed on the connection, Coyotes defenseman Mark Stone swatted at the puck with his glove, sending the...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz fan banned for shining laser pointer at James Harden

A Utah Jazz fan reportedly has been banned from attending NBA games for one year after he was ejected for shining what appeared to be a laser pointer at James Harden during Monday’s game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Houston Rockets superstar became irate during the third quarter when he noticed a fan shining a laser pointer at him as he shot free throws, pointing out the...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater 'needs to play better’

While the Minnesota Vikings did end up winning an NFC North division title with a 20-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday night, head coach Mike Zimmer acknowledged that Teddy Bridgewater will have to play much better this weekend against the Seattle Seahawks if the team hopes to advance in the playoffs. Characterizing the second-year quarterback’s play in Sunday’s...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch granted trademark to ‘Fined’ quip

Marshawn Lynch now is the owner of a trademark to the phrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” a remark made famous by the Seattle Seahawks running back by repeatedly invoking it during his dealings with the media leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. Darren Rovell reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week granted Lynch the trademark to the phrase. He already...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brent Grimes discusses wife’s disparaging Ryan Tannehill comments

Brent Grimes said he and Ryan Tannehill have cleared the air over the disparaging remarks his wife made about the Miami Dolphins quarterback, but stopped short of criticizing what she said when provided an opportunity to do so. The Dolphins cornerback spoke to the media for the first time Wednesday since wife Miko slammed Tannehill in a series of profane tweets following last...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers giving game hero ‘Kevin Spacey in Space’ shirt (pic)

The Florida Panthers (46 points) are riding high and sit in first place in the Atlantic Division, something unfamiliar to the perennial cellar dwellers. Given how the team is growing accustomed to winning on a more consistent basis, the Panthers have decided to follow the practice of other NHL squads and hand out a postgame “award” to the hero of the night’s victory. While...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin ‘close’ to being surprised by Chip Kelly’s dismissal

Tom Coughlin saw one of his NFC East head coaching colleagues get axed Tuesday indicated that little surprises him these days after a long career where he’s seen it all. But the Philadelphia Eagles’ dismissal of Chip Kelly came pretty close to surprising the veteran New York Giants head coach. With the Giants playing out the string in a disappointing season with its finale Sunday...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick compares Ndamukong Suh to J.J. Watt

Bill Belichick hailed Ndamukong Suh as one of the best defensive players in the NFL by comparing him to J.J. Watt ahead of the New England Patriots’ showdown Sunday with the Miami Dolphins. Belichick cited Suh’s ability to take up blockers and disrupt the line of scrimmage as reasons he remains a player who can wreak havoc despite the defensive lineman’s statistically sub...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger sent home ill ahead of Wednesday’s practice

With the Pittsburgh Steelers facing a must-win game Sunday simply to preserve their hopes of reaching the playoffs, the team was dealt a disappointing-but-not-devastating blow when Ben Roethlisberger went home sick on Wednesday. NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that the Steelers quarterback was sent home due to his illness before the start of Wednesday’s practice, a session...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Eagle: Players ‘almost universally despised’ Chip Kelly

The fallout of the sudden and arguably surprising dismissal of Chip Kelly continues with a former Philadelphia Eagles player saying that the locker room “almost universally despised” the third-year coach. The former player spoke on the condition of anonymity when discussing how details emerging from behind-the-scenes provided ample evidence that Kelly had little to no support...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Hanks sends touching letter to idol Ken Stabler’s family

Tom Hanks was a huge fan of Ken Stabler while spending his teen years growing up in the Bay Area in the 1970s. And the fact the actor idolized the great Oakland Raiders quarterback so set into a motion a sequence of events that led to him sending a touching letter to the NFL icon’s daughters just before Christmas. When Stabler passed away last summer at the age of 69 due to complications...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams’ William Hayes doesn’t believe dinosaurs ever existed

Williams Hayes helped lead the St. Louis Rams to a 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday with a dominant performance that included nine tackles, three sacks, four tackles for loss and five quarterback hits. But what defensive end had to say recently regarding his insistence that dinosaurs never roamed Earth might garner much more — if not unwanted — attention than...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees: Cam Newton ‘absolutely deserving’ of MVP

Despite being division rivals for going on years now, Drew Brees endorsed Cam Newton as the player who most deserves being named MVP at season’s end. The New Orleans Saints veteran quarterback was making an appearance on NFL Network when he was asked if the Carolina Panthers signal-caller, who has led his team to a 14-1 record, has earned the MVP award. “I absolutely do....
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians doesn’t plan on sitting players against Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians stressed without even being asked that he has no plans of resting any players during the team’s regular-season finale against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. “We will approach this game as if it were Game 1 of the season and treat it like that every game,” he said, via azcentral.com. “We don’t want to set a pattern of different...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones on Brandon Weeden’s success: ‘I’m proud of him’

Jerry Jones insists he’s happy for Brandon Weeden over how the quarterback is enjoying success with the Houston Texans after the Dallas Cowboys cut him loose following an unsuccessful stint serving as the replacement for the injured Tony Romo earlier this season. In fact, the owner even pointed out that his original glowing endorsement of Weeden’s talent arguably was spot-on...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins could face suspension over tirade, ejection

Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac conceded that star player DeMarcus Cousins could be suspended for his on-court conduct leading up to and after his ejection from Monday’s 122-103 loss to the Golden State Nuggets. Divac said he spoke to Cousins after the game and indicated the superstar center has the organization’s support despite the meltdown and he won’t be disciplined...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Weeden: Jerry Jones will watch playoffs from his couch

Brandon Weeden is enjoying a new lease on his NFL career thanks to the Houston Texans picking him up after the Dallas Cowboys waived him following an unsuccessful and unproductive stint as a replacement for the injured Tony Romo. In light of how Jerry Jones expressed regret over his decision to take a flier on Weeden after excessively lauding his talent at the onset, the quarterback...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James discusses not being home on Christmas again

For the 10th time in his 13-year NBA career, LeBron James will be showcased in the NBA’s slate of Christmas Day games when his Cleveland Cavaliers head west for an NBA Finals rematch against the Golden State Warriors. Since James routinely is not at home — and often not even the same town — with his family, he was asked at Wednesday morning’s team shootaround if any alternative...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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