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Jose Bautista loves Blue Jays fan’s bat flip tattoo (pic)

Jose Bautista has seen a lot of “crazy things” since the Toronto Blue Jays punched their ticket for the ALCS. But a tattoo of his epic bat flip? That takes the cake. Bautista became a fixture in Major League Baseball postseason lore with his three-run homer in one of the craziest innings of baseball ever during the Blue Jays’ miraculous 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers in...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Izzo calls UM fans who defaced Magic Johnson statue ‘idiots’

Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo did not mince his words when providing his opinion of the Michigan Wolverines fans who defaced the Magic Johnson statue on the university’s campus, labeling them as “idiots.” The No. 7-ranked Spartans square off against the No. 12-ranked Wolverines in Ann Arbor Saturday and some Michigan fans allowed the deep-seated...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros bullpen catcher demonstrates true class after Game 5 loss

The Houston Astros may have just saw their season end after losing Game 5 of their ALDS match-up with the Kansas City Royals, but that didn’t stop bullpen catcher Javier Bracamonte from going above and beyond to provide memories — and much more — for some young Royals fans. Following the Astros’ 7-2 loss at Kauffman Stadium, Bracamonte was spotted by Royals fan David...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall calls Chris Ivory the ‘best running back’ in NFL

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall believes teammate Chris Ivory ranks among the best running backs in the NFL. And he won’t hesitate to tout the reasons he believes that’s the case. “He’s already the best running back in the league right now,” Marshall said about Ivory Wednesday, via the New York Daily News. “I just watch the tape,” he said. “Speed....
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy both practice again Thursday

Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy both practiced for the second consecutive day Thursday, increasing the speculation, if not the possibility, that the two offensive stars could play in Sunday’s match-up with the Cincinnati Bengals. Both players, listed as limited, reportedly took part in warm-up drills with the first-team offense during the portion of practice when reporters were...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll holds team meeting, preaches positivity

Pete Carroll held a team meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the myriad issues facing the team. The Seattle Seahawks were then entertained after the afternoon practice by the visiting Kenyan Boys Choir, who performed at the 40-yard line. Perhaps most fitting about the choir’s song of choice is that it featured the line, “Let’s get together and feel all right,” as it provided...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter weighs in on controversial Utley-Tejada play

Derek Jeter may be one year removed from the game, but the media still seeks out the retired New York Yankees captain to hear his thoughts on the goings on in Major League Baseball. Given that Jeter starred at shortstop for two decades, his input could prove insightful regarding the infamous play in Game 2 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets when Chase...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts’ D’Qwell Jackson wants Deflategate football back

When D’Qwell Jackson intercepted a Tom Brady pass early on in the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game, little did the Indianapolis Colts linebacker know that the ball that he brought to the sidelines to save as a memento would launch Deflategate and the months-long drama that dominated the headlines during the NFL offseason. With the much ballyhooed rematch between the...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Interim coach Dan Campbell defends Ndamukong Suh

Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell defended the struggling Ndamukong Suh and suggested the best is possibly yet to come from the high-priced defensive lineman. “What I saw is a player who improved over four games,” Campbell said Wednesday, via the Miami Herald. “I’ve seen a guy who goes out, he gets here early, he does his own thing, as far as doing a workout...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick on mechanics: ‘I’m not huge on them’

Colin Kaepernick insists he’s neither concerned about his mechanics nor does he feel they are a source of any of his struggles. “Mechanics are, I’m not huge on them,” Kaepernick said, via CSNBayArea.com. “You can look at [San Diego quarterback] Philip Rivers throw, you can look at [New England’s] Tom Brady throw. Looks completely different. They’re both great quarterbacks...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson settles LeBron beef with Jamaal Charles: I’m MJ

Adrian Peterson once and for all settled a beef between himself and Jamaal Charles over who is the supposed “LeBron James of the NFL.” And he did so by invoking arguably a more lofty comparison between himself and a different all-time NBA great. With the Minnesota Vikings hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, not only was the devastating news about Charles being out for...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh holds no grudge toward 49ers over brother Jim

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh insists he holds no grudge over the way in which his brother’s tenure with the San Francisco 49ers came to a bitter end. With the Ravens and 49ers set to meet Sunday, it’s hardly surprising that Harbaugh was asked about his feelings toward the organization that decided to part ways with his brother, current Michigan Wolverines head...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelce ‘bleacher creature’ serving as Eagles’ good luck charm?

The Philadelphia Eagles broke out of their early-season doldrums in Sunday’s 39-17 throttling of the New Orleans Saints, racking up 516 yards of offense and finally appearing to be the juggernaut expected courtesy of Chip Kelly’s mad scientist methods. So, what got the team over the hump? A better game plan? Better execution by the much-maligned offensive line? Sure, those...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Cam Heyward says NFL fined him for honoring late father

Cam Heyward took to Twitter to announce that he’s been fined by the NFL over a written message on his eye black that honored his late father. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end had “Iron” and “Head” written on his eye black during Monday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, a nod to the nickname of his dad, former NFL player Craig Heyward, who passed away...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs to leave Schwarber’s HR ball on Wrigley scoreboard

The Chicago Cubs reportedly intend to leave the home run ball hit by Kyle Schwarber in the 7th inning of Tuesday’s series-clinching 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals right where the slugger deposited it: On top of the new scoreboard at Wrigley Field. A source with the team on Wednesday confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that the team will leave the ball where it landed until...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Romo to Brady after Sunday’s game: See you in February

Microphones captured Tony Romo seemingly telling Tom Brady that he looks forward to seeing the New England Patriots quarterback at Super Bowl 50. The injured Dallas Cowboys quarterback, with his left shoulder in a sling, approached Brady and said, “See you in February,” in post-game footage from Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” following the Patriots’ 30-6 dispatching of...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant growing weary of questions regarding his health

Kevin Durant made it abundantly clear he is growing weary of endless inquiries about his health coming off an injury-plagued 2014-15 NBA season. Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 100-88 preseason win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, Durant indicated he might not even answer questions about the apparently taboo topic. “I told myself I’m not going to answer that...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Curry sarcastically apologizes for Golden State’s success

Stephen Curry joined teammate Draymond Green in firing back at critics of the Golden State Warriors, and did so by sarcastically apologizing for all the team’s success. “I just want to say, I apologize for us being healthy,” quipped Curry. “I apologize for us playing who’s in front of us. I apologize for all the accolades we’ve received as a team and individually....
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta meets young fan with his visage shaved into head

A young Chicago Cubs fan let his scalp do the talking regarding who was his favorite player on the NLCS-bound ball club last week by having Jake Arrieta’s likeness shaved into his head. It turns out his unique haircut paid dividends, as it earned him a meeting with the ace Tuesday after the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4 to seal the series victory. This...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rondo on relationship with Karl: ‘It’s not going too well’

Rajon Rondo admitted that his relationship with new head coach George Karl hasn’t gotten off to a good start since his offseason arrival with the Sacramento Kings. The point guard, who signed a one-year deal with the Kings after wearing out his welcome with the Dallas Mavericks, said during an interview Tuesday with Cowbell Kingdom that the two aren’t quite yet on the same...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan: ‘I would not rule out Tyrod Taylor starting this week’

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan attempted to refute previous reports this week that Tyrod Taylor could miss up to several weeks with an MCL sprain by hinting the quarterback could even suit up this Sunday against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals. “I would not rule out Tyrod Taylor starting this week,” Ryan said during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “He’s got...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s fire back at Brady over critical remarks

Tom Brady singled out a few of the biggest brands in the food and beverage industry in some critical comments made during a recent radio interview and his claims did not go unchallenged by those companies he targeted. Both Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s issued statements defending their products after the New England Patriots quarterback denounced the products as “poison” and one...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Green fires back at critics, compares them to ‘bitter females’

In some off-the-cuff comments that may come back to haunt him in some way, shape or form, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had some words of advice for those detractors who have attempted to denigrate the success of the team: Stop behaving like a “bitter female.” “It’s funny. It’s like a bitter female,” Green said, via KNBR radio. “You ever dealt with...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons ‘anticipate’ Julio Jones plays Thursday against Saints

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn indicated Tuesday it is the team’s expectation that Julio Jones will be good to go for Thursday night showdown with the New Orleans Saints. But the dynamic wide receiver was somewhat cryptic with his comments concerning his potential availability. “He did the walk through last night and did that today,” Quinn said, via NFL.com. “From...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Roethlisberger a 'long shot' to play in Week 6

Ben Roethlisberger reportedly wants to be in the lineup Sunday so he can face former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals. And while the Pittsburgh Steelers are not specifically ruling out the possibility that their franchise quarterback has healed sufficiently from a sprained MCL and bone bruise to take the field, sources have deemed the likelihood of it...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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