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Donald Trump throws his support behind Tom Brady

Donald Trump again stumped for Tom Brady during an interview on Tuesday night with CNN, ripping the NFL for its controversial decision to uphold its four-game suspension of the New England Patriots quarterback. “I’m for Tom Brady,” Trump told Don Lemon during a telephone interview, via The Los Angeles Times. “I know him really well....Read More The post Donald Trump throws...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

By Jason Rowan On Tuesday, the Arizona Cardinals formally introduced Jen Welter, who is believed to be the first woman to ever serve on an NFL coaching staff in any capacity. It goes without saying that Welter, who will serve as a summer coaching intern and work with the team’s inside linebackers, is indebted to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians for receiving such a historic...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Long trolls Tom Brady on Twitter with cell phone joke

As the Internet blew up on Wednesday with the news that the NFL will uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the wake of the Deflategate scandal, St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long decided to have a little fun with the aspect of the story about the New England Patriots quarterback’s purported penchant for destroying...Read More The post Chris Long trolls Tom Brady on...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall on marijuana tweets: ‘I was just kidding'

By Jason Rowan Brandon Marshall insists he was “just having fun” when he tweeted apprehension about potentially failing a drug test after purportedly smelling marijuana smoke in the air while attending a wedding in Jamaica. “I was at my sister’s wedding and I was just thinking about it because you hear about these cases all the time,” Marshall said during an appearance...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston: Back at a good weight heading into camp

By Jason Rowan Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is eager to kick-off his first NFL training camp and indicated that he feels ready and raring to go while also suggesting that his weight is at an ideal place with the summer grind about to begin in earnest. “I’m 236 [pounds] right now,” Winston said Tuesday, via ESPN’s Pat Yasinkas. “And I know in...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan in Vikings jersey shows up at Packers shareholder meeting (photo)

Arguably risking life and limb — or at the very least some harsh words and steely glares, a man wearing a Minnesota Vikings jersey crashed the Green Bay Packers’ annual shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field, a risky endeavor given the acrimony that exists between fans of the border-battling, NFC North rivals. Packers fans of course...Read More The post Fan in Vikings jersey shows...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq on Scottie Pippen beef: 'I don't let bums disrespect me'

By Jason Rowan Shaquille O’Neal dropped the metaphorical hammer on Scottie Pippen during a podcast on Monday, calling the Chicago Bulls great a “bum” after the two engaged in a bitter war on social media last week. The back-and-forth between the two former NBA superstars that devolved from a debate over who would win in a game between lineups of the five-best Los Angeles...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers OC: Kaepernick didn’t regress as much as believed

By Jason Rowan Statistically speaking, Colin Kaepernick’s 2014 NFL campaign was impressive in some ways but a failure in others. But to hear it from San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, the quarterback didn’t regress as much as it has been perceived. In fact, Chryst argues that any regression by Kaepernick arguably was attributable to things beyond the signal...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Allenby’s ex-caddie never believed golfer’s bizarre kidnapping tale

Robert Allenby and Mick Middlemo engaged in a he-said-he-said war of words last week after the two abruptly ended their working relationship during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open. But now that Middlemo has no reason to cover for his former boss, he’s enjoying the liberating feeling of being able to tell it...Read More The post Robert Allenby’s ex-caddie never believed...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pettine on Browns GM: 'We're singing from the same hymnal'

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine on Monday attempted to dispel reports that surfaced last week that indicated he and the team’s general manager, Ray Farmer, aren’t on the same page, colorfully illustrating that the two actually work well together by insisting they are “singing from the same hymnal.” The crux of the allegations that Pettine and...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Mystery pooper’ torments golf course by defecating in holes

By Jason Rowan In one of the oddest — and nastiest — stories from the typically prim and proper world of golf involves a wily, crafty and persistent “mystery pooper” who has been tormenting a golf course in Norway for the better part of a decade by defecating in the bottom of various holes, much to the disgusted chagrin of the course’s groundskeeper. The site of the unsanitary...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all

Gilbert Arenas managed to get his name back in the news this week after he posted an image of himself surrounded by an insane haul of country fair fare he won by dominating a carnival basketball game. The former NBA star claimed in the caption of the Instagram post that he was banned from the...Read More The post Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all appeared...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Teixeira suffers dugout meltdown, blasts third base coach (video)

Mark Teixeira wasn’t pleased in the least with New York Yankees third base coach Joe Espada during Monday’s 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers, suffering a mega meltdown in the dugout that included the throwing of garbage cans. The first baseman then blasted Espada in comments made to the media, blaming the third base coach...Read More The post Mark Teixeira suffers dugout meltdown...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ playoff push prompts rescheduling of Taylor Swift

By Jason Rowan The Houston Astros have not only surprised the rest of the baseball world with their arguably improbable run to the playoffs this season: They may have even surprised themselves. How else can it be explained that the team allowed a Taylor Swift concert to be scheduled at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 13, smack dab in the middle of when the team conceivably could be...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryant in 'financial distress' before signing new deal

By Jason Rowan After an agonizingly protracted negotiation period, Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys finally came to terms on a contract extension for the wide receiver. Reports indicate that Bryant was plagued by financial issues prior to signing a five-year, $70 million deal last week. Four sources reportedly told Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole that Bryant was in “financial...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Anti-violence group: Ray Rice deserves another chance in NFL

By Jason Rowan In what appears on the surface to be a surprising development, the leaders of a national anti-domestic violence organization believe that Ray Rice deserves another chance to pursue a career in the NFL, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Tony Porter and Ted Bunch, co-founders of “A CALL TO MEN,” an organization whose aim is to show men how to end the cycle of...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak on awkward Lakers presser: ‘It was kind of comical’

An incredibly awkward moment occurred earlier this week during a Los Angeles Lakers presser where Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were introduced. Kobe Bryant did not attend, but his hovering presence was surely felt when the Lakers’ biggest acquisitions of the offseason were asked if any of them has had any contact with...Read More The post Mitch Kupchak on awkward...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Smith: Making $6.9M 'is going to be a little harder on me'

By Jason Rowan Josh Smith ignited a media firestorm earlier this week when he indicated that the pay cut he took to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers is going to make life “harder” on him. Smith signed a veteran’s minimum deal with the Clippers that will pay him $1.5 million for the 2015-16 season. But beginning this year, he also is slated to receive $5.4 million from the...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bat A-Rod used to notch first career major league hit up for auction

On July 9, 1994, an 18-year-old rookie with the Seattle Mariners stepped into the right-handed hitter’s side of the box at Fenway Park against Boston Red Sox pitcher Sergio Valdez. The young phenom with the incredible skills and at the time unrealized potential was Alex Rodriguez, and in his second big-league game, he hit a...Read More The post Bat A-Rod used to notch first career...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bettis says he sold crack during rough upbringing

By Jason Rowan Jerome Bettis has never shied away from expressing deep pride over the fact he was born and raised in Detroit. But comments made during a recent interview show his glowing fondness for his hometown doesn’t necessarily mean all things were rosy while growing up. During an appearance (video here) on syndicated sports talk show “In Depth with Graham Bensinger...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxer Cam Awesome kind of dubs himself the ‘Taylor Swift of Boxing’ (vid)

A boxer who goes by the name Cam Awesome certainly lived up to such an interesting moniker during a post-fight interview on Wednesday following his loss to Cuban pugilist Lenier Pero at the Pan-Am Games. In a roundabout way that was as equally impressive as his “surname” — his real name is Lenroy Thomson —...Read More The post Boxer Cam Awesome kind of dubs himself the ...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Frustrated Mets fan starts 'Let's Get the Mets a Hitter!' page

By Jason Rowan The New York Mets (49-47) may be sitting only three games back of the Washington Nationals in the NL East, but the squad could be a lot better off if the team wasn’t batting a league-worst .233. After starting 15-8 in April, the Mets have been a middling bunch at best, and a 2-5 slide in the past seven games has Mets fans feeling antsy about the prospect of the...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Popovich on Becky Hammon: She’s a coach, she’s good at it

By Jason Rowan Gregg Popovich isn’t the kind of person to pass out praise unless it is truly deserved — even to his own players, coaches and underlings — so the fact that he had nothing but glowing things to say about Becky Hammon speaks volumes. Hammon of course has been the toast of the NBA after coaching the San Antonio Spurs Summer League team to a championship in Las...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson charging $1K per table to attend his retirement party (pic)

After 14 seasons that came with a lot of thrills, a lot of highs and a low or two — including a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 and a 30-game suspension for his role in the Malice at the Palace — Stephen Jackson this week formally announced his retirement from the NBA....Read More The post Stephen Jackson charging $1K per table to attend his retirement party...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper gives girl with sign asking him to prom signed ball (pic)

A young Washington Nationals fan attending the team’s game on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park may have come up short in her bid to convince Bryce Harper to serve as her date to prom, but what she received as compensation more than rewarded her efforts. The young lady, who wasn’t even asking...Read More The post Bryce Harper gives girl who held sign asking...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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