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Tiger Woods recognizes ‘sun is setting’ on his career

Tiger Woods, nearing 40 years old, realizes that time is running out on his enormously successful career in professional golf, so says Notah Begay III. The longtime friend and confidante of Woods, going all the way back to their days together at Stanford, was speaking on an NBC Sports conference call to discuss next week’s Presidents Cup, discussed how his pal is doing following...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Taylor Swift concerts cursing MLB teams?

Taylor Swift obviously is the biggest act going in pop music and her "1989 World Tour" has been packing arenas, stadiums and ballparks all across the country. But a look at how MLB teams have fared after the superstar performed a concert at their ballpark indicates her appearance may have had an adverse impact upon their play. The numbers were crunched for a report from espnW...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton on Hochuli denial: ‘Did you expect him to say something else?’

Cam Newton arguably realizes he’s fighting a losing battle with the NFL over his claims about exactly what veteran referee Ed Hochuli said to him during last Sunday’s game, but that doesn’t mean he is willing to acknowledge defeat in some respects. The Carolina Panthers quarterback attempted to sidestep any questions about the incident by going quasi-Bill Belichick and saying...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he was ready for NFL after high school

Adrian Peterson throughout his football career has been able to overcome obstacle after obstacle to become one of the greatest running backs of the current era and arguably of all-time. With that in mind, perhaps the Minnesota Vikings running back should be believed when he insists that he could have gone straight from high school to the NFL. Peterson made the boast during a conference...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles remove ‘Redskins’ from media guide this week

The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to the D.C. area for a showdown with the NFC East rival Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field and it was noticed by one seasoned scribe that the appearance of the team’s media guide for the game has an interesting difference from guides for other games this season. Instead of the cover touting the Eagles vs. Falcons match-up or an Eagles...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod says Yankees ‘just need to relax and play our game’

Alex Rodriguez acknowledged that he “stunk” in Tuesday’s 10-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox, but insists that he and the entire New York Yankees team “just need to relax and play our game.” “I like our team a lot, I like where we’re at,” the slugger said, via NJ.com. The Yankees have dropped two straight and five of its last 10 games, certainly not the way the team...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch plays on anti-media bias for pest control service ad (vid)

While Marshawn Lynch’s staunch resistance to playing ball with the media according to NFL policies has subjected him to considerable fines, it has proven to be at least minimally lucrative to the Seattle Seahawks running back on the endorsement front. Lynch’s latest attempt at parlaying his anti-media stance comes with a commercial for Seattle-based Stop Bugging Me Pest Control...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray ‘limited’ in practice, status still in doubt

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly provided an update on DeMarco Murray before Wednesday morning’s practice session, but even though the running back took part in activities Tuesday, his status for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins remains in doubt. “DeMarco made it through (Tuesday),” Kelly said, via NJ.com. “He was limited. So we’ll see how he...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Williams addresses his future, Harper’s role in scuffle

With a nightmarish season winding down and coming to a merciful end, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was asked some pointed questions Wednesday about his future with the organization and the fallout from the Jonathan Papelbon-Bryce Harper skirmish. Williams, making his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan, was asked about whether he’s heard anything about his future...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts punter feared punch from coach Pagano if run failed

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee jokingly said he feared he would be punched in the face upon his return to the sidelines if his attempt to convert a first down on a botched snap failed during the team’s 35-33 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. McAfee ended up getting the required 18 yards for the first down — a risky move given the 4th down play came from the Colts’...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas slams TMZ’s Manziel report, compares it to ‘Onion’

A report published Tuesday by TMZ sent shockwaves through the NFL and the Cleveland Browns locker room. Veteran left tackle Joe Thomas thoroughly dismissed the allegations contained therein, comparing it to the kind of tongue-in-cheek satire found in a typical article from “The Onion.” The report, in which several anonymous Browns players were quoted, alleged that offensive...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt wishes great-grandma happy 98th birthday on Twitter

J.J. Watt’s great-grandmother turned 98 and the Houston Texans superstar on Tuesday posted a touching photo to social media of the two hand-in-hand on a walk to celebrate the occasion. Happy 98th Birthday Great-Grandma. I love you. pic.twitter.com/PofItfO29s — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 29, 2015 As noted by Houston’s ABC-13, Watt has previously shared photos of the...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger hoping Tomlin will allow him on sidelines

Ben Roethlisberger obviously won’t be able to take the field with his teammates in the coming weeks due to an MCL sprain in his left knee, but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback hopes head coach Mike Tomlin will allow him to be close to it during Thursday night’s tilt with the Baltimore Ravens. “I’m trying to convince Coach (Mike) Tomlin to let me be on the sidelines...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James says he’s done discussing Tristan Thompson

A reportedly terse LeBron James was short with reporters following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first training camp practice Tuesday after additional inquiries regarding the status of Tristan Thompson were asked of the superstar. “Play my clips from yesterday, I’ve already addressed it,” James said, via Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Joe Varndon. “I probably won’t address...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: It’s ‘BS’ to take Weeden praise as shot at Aikman

Jerry Jones arguable overuse of hyperbole when singing the praises of Brandon Weeden last week was jokingly used to infer that Jones was suggesting that Weeden was a superior quarterback to Troy Aikman. Not so, says the Dallas Cowboys owner. It all started when Jones dug himself a bit of a hole by saying the following about Weeden’s gifts as a quarterback: “This quarterback...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco: Rather have Big Ben playing in Thursday’s game

The Baltimore Ravens are 0-3 and are on the precipice of a completely lost season should the team lose to the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. So why is Joe Flacco insisting he’d rather see Ben Roethlisberger suiting up for the Steelers as opposed to watching the game on crutches from the sideline? Blame it on his competitive fire, in part, as well as his...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Carroll addresses Marshawn Lynch’s litany of injuries

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been a member of the walking wounded for weeks now, and head coach Pete Carroll indicated Monday the team will take a wait-and-see approach to his potential availability going forward. Lynch suffered a hamstring injury when he made a catch on a fourth-and-one play late in the first half and sat out the remainder of Seattle’s 26...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL reportedly done investigating Newton-Hochuli incident

An NFL source reportedly told ESPN that the league is done with its investigation regarding claims from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton regarding alleged comments made by referee Ed Hochuli during Sunday’s game. Newton says that Hochuli told the quarterback he “wasn’t old enough” to get a call during the fourth quarter of Carolina’s 27-22 win over the New Orleans...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall donates $400K to D.C. child and family center

Washington Wizards superstar John Wall recently made an appearance at Bright Beginnings, Inc., a “nationally accredited child and family development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.” And while there, he donated a much-needed and greatly appreciated $400,000 to the center, which will be used to open a second...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh: ‘When you’re going through hell, keep going’

In the wake of the Baltimore Ravens beginning the season 0-3 — the worst start in franchise history — head coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that the team is in a tough spot but also insisted there is no other choice but to move forward and try to recover. “What’s the old saying, ‘When you’re going through hell, keep going,'” Harbaugh said Monday, via ESPN. “That’s...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger on Mark Barron’s hit: ‘I don’t think it was dirty’

While Ben Roethlisberger’s comments about the hit by St. Louis Rams safety Mark Barron probably stand in stark contrast to fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the quarterback on Tuesday nevertheless said he doesn’t believe the play that knocked him out for the next four to six weeks due to an MCL sprain in his left knee involved a cheap shot. NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkhabwala tweeted...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Reid riffs on Belichick quip, invokes ‘on to Cincinnati’

The Kansas City Chiefs took their lumps at Lambeau Field Monday night, losing to the Green Bay Packers by a score 38-28. As is often the case when a head coach is presented with such a loss, Andy Reid stressed the team will not dwell too long on the disappointing events of the evening and instead will immediately switch gears and begin preparing for their upcoming opponent. But...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals remove Papelbon jerseys from team store

The Washington Nationals on Monday removed Jonathan Papelbon jerseys from the team store ahead of the team’s 2015 season home finale. The Papelbon jerseys, which were prominently placed next to jerseys of Bryce Harper — the closer’s enemy combatant in an ugly dugout skirmish during Sunday’s game, something that resulted in the team suspending him — had been replaced...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells rants about young QBs, seems to single out RG3

Legendary NFL head coach Bill Parcells is about as old school as they come, and showed it when he went on a rant to bemoan how young quarterbacks are coddled coming into the league, something that fosters an environment where they develop an undeserved sense of entitlement. And perhaps more than anything else, the gist of Parcells’ comments made it seem he was specifically singling...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon suspended for throwing at Manny Machado

Major League Baseball on Friday announced that Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games and is subject to an undisclosed fine for “intentionally throwing in the head area” of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. WSH RHP Papelbon has received a 3-gm suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Manny Machado...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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