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Jones ‘surprised’ by Cowboys’ 20-year Super Bowl drought

Thursday marks the 20-year anniversary of the last time the Dallas Cowboys competed in a Super Bowl, and owner Jerry Jones can scarcely believe it’s been that long. Speaking from a Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala., Jones wasasked if he believes the Cowboys have what it takes to compete for a Super Bowl in the short-term. “Well, I saw how we got there for the first...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers ‘don’t really care’ if Super Bowl is Peyton Manning’s last game

Members of the Carolina Panthers not surprisingly have stated the team is not concerning itself with whether or not Super Bowl 50 ends up being the last game ever played by Peyton Manning. “We don’t really care if this is his last game,” Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert said, via the Charlotte Observer. “He’s played what – 18, 19 years? He’s had enough, you know what...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Columbia Fireflies unveil glow-in-the-dark unis, caps

The Columbia Fireflies — the Class A affiliate of the New York Mets formerly known as the Savannah Sand Gnats — are preparing to play their inaugural season in South Carolina and have come up with some unique features for their uniforms befitting their new team name. Yep, the Fireflies’ caps and uniforms — at least parts of them — glow in the dark. Here they are!...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones downplays need to select a QB in 2016 NFL Draft

Jerry Jones attempted this week to put an end to the speculation that the Dallas Cowboys have no choice but to select Tony Romo's heir apparent in the 2016 NFL Draft. With the Dallas Cowboys holding the No. 4 pick and executive vice president Stephen Jones hinting earlier this week that the team wouldn’t rule out taking a quarterback in the first round, the Cowboys owner wanted...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Popovich: Spurs lack 'street cred,' takes shot at Blake Griffin

Gregg Popovich is growing weary of countering the longstanding notion that the San Antonio Spurs play a boring brand of basketball and that the team lacks personality. To remedy this long-held belief, Popovich appeared to take a shot at the Blake Griffin fiasco currently plaguing the Los Angeles Clippers. Griffin of course is out four-to-six weeks with a broken hand suffered when...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis: ‘Gotta find a little bit of time for the girls, right?’

Kristaps Porzingis has not only taken the NBA by storm due to his solid play on the court during his rookie season with the New York Knicks, he’s also becoming something of a hot commodity and a media sensation off of it. Case in point: Porzingis is the subject of a Q&A in the recent issue of GQ magazine, in which he discusses how he balances the demands of playing in the...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Hannah Davis laughs off ‘stupid’ gift bag story about Derek Jeter

Hannah Davis did her very best to shoot down the urban legend about how fiancé Derek Jeter used to give romantic conquests a gift bag on their way out the door of his bachelor pad. The supermodel was making an appearance on Dallas radio to promote her role in Lifetime’s new series “Project Runway: Junior” when the hosts asked her about the much ballyhooed story about Jeter’s...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James says he’s never been worried about his brand

After disputing the notion that he is a coach killer incarnate, LeBron James was asked about how new Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue warned Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving about worrying too much about their brands instead of winning. And his response was quite clear: All he cares about is winning and that by doing so, everything related to enhancing one’s brand takes care...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall: ‘What is Cam Newton on?’

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, like many who have been marveling at Cam Newton’s exploits this season and into the playoffs, cannot believe what he’s been seeing out of the Carolina Panthers quarterback. After witnessing Newton run roughshod over the helpless Arizona Cardinals defense in the Panthers’ 49-15 blowout victory in the NFC Championship Game, Marshall...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James says he's never undermined a coach

LeBron James railed against the notion that he’s a coach killer, saying that the criticism levied at him in the wake of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dismissal of head coach David Blatt “sucks.” Blatt became the third coach to be fired by a team that featured James as its star player, with Paul Silas and Mike Brown being the other two. And with reports surfacing that suggest...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

A-Rod on potentially passing Babe Ruth on HR list: ‘Overwhelming’

Alex Rodriguez stands only 27 homers shy of tying Babe Ruth on the MLB’s all-time home run list, something the 40-year-old New York Yankees designated hitter can scarcely wrap his brain around. In an Q&A with the New York Post ahead of spring training, Rodriguez weighed in on several topics, but the notion that he would surpass the Sultan of Swat’s 714 career home runs if...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas posts insulting thoughts on Flint water crisis

Gilbert Arenas has developed an unsavory and unflattering reputation for posting controversial and insensitive comments on social media. But even by his lowly standards, the former NBA player went way too far on Wednesday with insulting and reprehensible posts about the devastating water crisis in Flint, Mich. Unedited screengrabs of the three posts in which Arenas insults the...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis confused by Kevin Durant’s unicorn comment

Kevin Durant paid Kristaps Porzingis a unique — but arguably confusing — compliment ahead of Tuesday’s showdown between the Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks, likening the rookie to a mythological creature. Not surprisingly, Porzingis didn’t know exactly how to take it. “Unicorn. I didn’t know how to take that,” Porzingis said, laughing, via the New York Post...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers owner paying for every employee to attend Super Bowl

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson clearly understands how taking part in a Super Bowl is a thing to be cherished, and he’s doing his part to make sure each and every member of the organization gets the opportunity to experience it firsthand. As he did in 2004 when the Panthers reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, Richardson is footing the bill and paying for all of the organization...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade receives motivational text from son

Zaire Wade, the 13-year-old son of Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, thought his dad needed a boost so he sent him a pretty inspiring motivational message ahead of Tuesday’s tilt against the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately — as Zaire acknowledges in his lengthy text — D-Wade wouldn’t see the message until after the game, but that didn’t stop the teenager from dropping some...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Did Byron Scott threaten to fight trolling fan on Instagram?

A person operating Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott’s Instagram account appeared to threaten a fan who engaged in some trolling in the comments section of a post published on his account. A post containing video was published last week in which the coach is shown doing some training while wearing boxing gloves. A video posted by Byron Scott (@byronscott_4...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis solves weight-loss woes with ‘American breakfast’

Kristaps Porzingis understood he would need to put on some weight ahead of his rookie season in order to bang with the plethora of NBA big bodies that populate in the paint. So he did just that, putting on 11 pounds on his wiry 7-foot-3 frame between the end of the summer league in July and the opening of New York Knicks training camp a few months later. But the grind and rigors...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict’s team of choice on ‘Madden’ is … the Steelers?

It would seem counterintuitive at best, but Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, a frequent antagonist of the Pittsburgh Steelers — to put it mildly — offered up a tweet that proves he does have some affinity for the AFC North division rival. At least when it comes to video games. Burfict took to Twitter to show how he is playing as the Steelers in a recent game...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. lands cameo in CBS drama ‘Code Black’

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. continues to expand his reach into other interests beyond the gridiron by snagging a cameo role in an upcoming episode of the CBS drama “Code Black.” The episode is slated to air on Feb. 10 and also features a guest-starring appearance by Beau Bridges, who plays the high school football coach of the Giant star, who appears as...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Broncos player says he tried to rub genitals in Tom Brady’s face

The Denver Broncos defense bruised and battered Tom Brady throughout Sunday’s 20-18 victory in the AFC Championship Game, but one member of the standout unit is openly bragging about how he tried to engage in some outlandish — and unsportsmanlike — post-play shenanigans as a means to taunt the New England Patriots quarterback. An unidentified Broncos defensive player told...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Griffin injured hand punching a team staffer

The emerging reports concerning how Blake Griffin injured his right hand are downright troubling, as the Los Angeles Clippers superstar allegedly suffered the injury during an altercation with a member of the team’s equipment staff, according to ESPN’s Michael Eaves. #Clippers forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand after hitting a member of the team's equipment staff...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Only two Cardinals fans showed up to welcome team home

Arizona Cardinals fans obviously were left utterly disappointed — and probably a little shell-shocked — in the wake of their favorite team’s 49-15 blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. But that didn’t stop two fans from journeying to the airport to welcome the team home and to celebrate what was a great season. DJ Michael Gonzales and...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning to Belichick: 'This might be my last rodeo'

Peyton Manning appeared to tell Bill Belichick after the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday that Super Bowl 50 may in fact be the last game of his NFL career. As cameras and reporters mobbed the field and players, coaches and the like exchanged post-game pleasantries, audio was picked up detailing some of what Manning had to say to...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Oher celebrated SB berth with ‘Blind Side’ family

Despite insisting he's not a fan of the movie adaptation of his life, Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Michael Oher nevertheless maintains a strong bond with the actual family who took him as one of their own when he needed it the most. That's why it's perfectly fitting that Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy were on the field following the Panthers' 49-15 throttling of the Arizona...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Lifelong Bears fan pays tribute to Packers with ‘Cheesehead Bible’

Lifelong Chicago Bears fans may be the last people one might assume would be behind a religious text-inspired book celebrating the Green Bay Packers, but that’s what Pat Baker and his twin brother Terry did. Called “The Cheesehead Bible,” the tome features scripture, verses, illustrations and is laid-out like an actual Bible, with sections featuring Packer-inspired names like...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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