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Rex Ryan hails Jaguars as ‘best two-win team I’ve ever seen’

The Buffalo Bills’ postseason prospects hang in the proverbial balance with the team sitting at 5-5. One reasonably could surmise that hosting the 2-8 Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium is just the thing the Bills need to keep their playoff push trending upward as they sit on the outside looking in at a Wild Card spot. Not so fast, says Bills head coach Rex Ryan...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard has great tweet about losing social media award

Noah Syndergaard without question is among the best and the brightest in professional sports when it comes to delivering brilliantly entertaining fodder on social media. The New York Mets pitcher delivered another gem reacting to how he failed to be named Major League Baseball’s Best Social Media Personality for the year, issuing a tweet that arguably proves why he should have...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Beckham lost pinky ring while at strip club with Von Miller?

Bosom buddies Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller were spotted out and about in New York this week, spending some time together Thursday night at the Sin City Cabaret in the Bronx. All evidence indicates a grand time was had by one and all, but it wasn’t all fun and games  and what have you for the New York Giants wide receiver and Denver Broncos linebacker. TMZ is reporting that...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs catcher David Ross’ Game 7 equipment fetches $50K

The Chicago Cubs have at long last broken their century-plus World Series curse and by all appearances memorabilia collectors are willing to pay top dollar to get their hands on any game-used items, especially anything from Game 7. Arguably helping set the relative market value for game-used items is the news that the equipment worn by Cubs catcher David Ross’ during Game 7 recently...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Lion Stanton on going 0-16: ‘I don’t wish that on anybody’

The Cleveland Browns have only six games left to scratch out a win and avoid becoming only the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. Drew Stanton, as a member of the only other team to do it in NFL history, the 2008 Detroit Lions, knows exactly how it feels during a run to embarrassing infamy, not to mention the humiliating fallout that follows. Stanton, because of that experience...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard on Trail Blazers: ‘We kind of suck right now’

Damian Lillard didn’t mince words when characterizing how the Portland Trail Blazers have been a middling squad so far this season amid high expectations, summing up his opinion by saying, “We kind of suck right now.” Lillard made the brutal assessment shortly after the Blazers dropped to 7-6 after losing Thursday night to the Houston Rockets by a score of 126-109. “We kind of...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow savaged by scouts upon end of Arizona Fall League

Tim Tebow wrapped up his stint in the Arizona Fall League this week, and the word from scouts on how he performed isn’t encouraging. In fact, as has been the case a time or two before (here and here), baseball insiders absolutely savaged Tebow’s performance, both defensively and at the plate. Here’s how a couple of scouts and an MLB team executive characterized Tebow’s foray...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Embiid files to trademark ‘The Process’ to sell Shirley Temples?

Much has been made of Joel Embiid’s decision to embrace former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie’s much maligned and mocked “Trust the Process” mantra by giving himself “The Process” as a nickname. The NBA Store already is getting in on all “The Process” action. https://t.co/hucCBQzOte pic.twitter.com/zpsQjyQFpD — NBA Store (@NBASTORE) November 17, 2016 But reports...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman on Trump: He sets bad example for children

Richard Sherman used his weekly column for The Players’ Tribune to discuss the outcome of the presidential election. The piece, entitled, “We All Need To Do Better,” in large part is a commentary on the importance of children having positive adult role models in their lives. But what will likely attract the most attention is how the essay includes a scathing critique of Donald...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

'Zen Master' Phil Jackson gives meditation book to Knicks

Phil Jackson may be currently embroiled in a controversy not even remotely involving the New York Knicks, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t trying to pull some New Age strings to get the team pointed in the right direction. That’s right, the Knicks president is resorting to methods that landed him the moniker “Zen Master” all those years ago by distributing a meditation book to Knicks...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tryonn Lue: Cavs intend to ‘tailor’ LeBron James’ minutes

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night lost for only the second time this season, going down by a score of 103-93 to the Indiana Pacers. But what made the loss particularly notable is it came with LeBron James sitting for the first time this season. According to Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, the decision to hold the superstar out is part of a larger plan put in play as a...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Manning: Romo ceding starting job to Prescott ‘a classy move’

Eli Manning expressed sympathy and admiration for Tony Romo in light of the news that the Dallas Cowboys will roll with rookie Dak Prescott, especially given how the veteran signal-caller has conducted himself in recent days. “You always feel for guys that are injured,” Manning said earlier Thursday of his longtime NFC East rival, via NJ.com. “To lose your spot because of injury...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant doesn’t ‘give a damn about no damn Drake Night’

The Toronto Raptors hosted the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre on an evening where the home team also was paying tribute to Drake, its number-one celebrity superfan. The Raptors hold an evening every season to celebrate the fervent support the team receives from the hometown music mogul, an event sensibly called, “Drake Night.” One thing was made...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAndre Levy: Breaking Joe Paterno’s leg highlight of college career

DeAndre Levy, one of the NFL’s more interesting personalities, should prepare himself for an onslaught of attention in light of some controversial remarks he made in a recent interview with Men’s Journal. In the profile, the Detroit Lions linebacker says the “proudest moment” of his college career when he starred with the Wisconsin Badgers came in a 2006 game against the Penn State...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Brady jokes about his new Foot Locker commercial

Tom Brady has made it clear that any hurt feelings or bitterness over Deflategate have been left in the past with a new commercial for Foot Locker in which he jokingly makes reference to the years-long scandal. The new spot clearly alludes to the Deflategate controversy but never specifically mentions it. Brady was asked this week what motivated him to make light of such a scandal...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Cross country runner trucked by deer, still finishes race

Gwynedd Mercy University cross country runner Justin DeLuzio probably barely saw it coming when a deer absolutely annihilated him last weekend during an NCAA Division III Mideast Regional event in Pennsylvania. DeLuzio, a senior from Limerick, Pa., was sent head over heels due to the force of the collision with the deer, which was part of a large herd bounding through the race...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Norman refers to Aaron Rodgers as ‘Gandalf the White’

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman exhibited some knowledge of J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth by suggesting Aaron Rodgers is one of the most powerful characters in the “Lord of the Rings” books and movie trilogy. The Redskins, of course, face Rodgers’ struggling Green Bay Packers squad on Sunday night. And despite the Packers recent three-game slide and Rodgers lacking...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Dickerson: Ezekiel Elliott won’t break my rookie rushing record

Eric Dickerson may very well recognize his NFL rookie-season rushing record could be in jeopardy due to the impressive exploits of Ezekiel Elliott. But the iconic running back nevertheless believes his record is safe. “Zeke does a great job of picking and choosing his holes, he really does,” Dickerson said during an appearance Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “And the offensive...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer on cutting Blair Walsh: ‘It’s just part of the business’

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Wednesday made his first public comments since the team cut loose struggling kicker Blair Walsh. In essence, Zimmer stated decisions like the one made Tuesday to cut ties with the team’s kicker since 2012 simply is part of the NFL’s cutthroat nature. “It was just something we felt like we needed to do,” Zimmer said during his Wednesday...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor rocks Kansas gear after losing bet to Joel Embiid (pic)

A friendly wager between Philadelphia 76ers teammates Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid resulted in the former having to don the latter’s college team’s colors. The subject of the bet was the big-time, early-season showdown between Okafor’s No. 1-ranked Duke Blue Devils and Embiid’s No. 8-ranked Kansas Jayhawks Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in the Champions Classic. The Jayhawks...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio once had cup shattered by Randy Johnson fastball

There are stories and then there are stories. A yarn Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio recently spun about Randy Johnson from his college baseball career is one humdinger of a tale. Del Rio recently conducted an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Austin Murphy when he recalled how Johnson, already a lanky flamethrower, shattered his athletic cup after he got crossed up on...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Cam Newton wants more fun in the NFL: ‘We are entertainers’

The furthering legitimizing of the unflattering notion that NFL stands for “No Fun League” has been a major talking point throughout the 2016 season. The league seemingly appears intent on legislating fun and expressions of individuality out of the game, despite the fact football is in large part a form of entertainment. Count Cam Newton among the contingent who believe the NFL...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Britney Spears watched Goff’s first practice as Rams starter

The Los Angeles Rams have made the long-awaited switch and named rookie Jared Goff the team’s starting quarterback, beginning with Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Given all this is transpiring in L.A., perhaps it shouldn’t be all that surprising Goff’s ascension to the top of the Rams’ depth chart is drawing the attention of glitterati, A-listers and others that call...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron doesn’t want apology from Jackson over ‘posse’ talk

LeBron James made it clear he doesn’t want an apology from Phil Jackson for referring to his business associates as his “posse,” despite stating he has lost respect for the New York Knicks president. “For what? He don’t owe (anything). I don’t know that man,” James told Cleveland.com after the Cavaliers’ 121-117 victory on Tuesday night over the Toronto Raptors. The controversy...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns’ QB futility shows up as subject of answer on ‘Jeopardy!’

The Cleveland Browns’ longstanding futility at the quarterback position has been the source of mock and ridicule for the entirety of the 2000s. And the NFL organization’s so-called “QB Factory of Sadness” has risen to such a level of ignominy it became the source of an answer during a recent “Jeopardy!” episode. The answer came in the category “Quarterbacks” and was as follows...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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