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Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant receive keys to hometown Las Vegas

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant are now the talented recipients of some significant Major League Baseball hardware as last season’s winners of the NL MVP and NL Rookie of the Year awards, respectively, but both ballplayers now have received a completely different kind of nifty hardware courtesy of their hometown of Las Vegas. The Washington Nationals superstar and Chicago Cubs...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Revis on seeing ‘Concussion’: ‘It hit home pretty hard’

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis saw the controversial “Concussion” film, attending the film’s New York premiere on Wednesday, and he couldn’t help but admit it was a sobering experience. The Will Smith-starring movie centers around Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who alerted the NFL to the dangers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Revis admitted that the film...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ellie Day on LeBron James collision: ‘He was just doing his job’

Ellie Day, the wife of pro golfer Jason Day, has no hard feelings toward LeBron James despite suffering from “concussion symptoms” after the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar bowled her over while chasing a loose ball during Thursday night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena. The Days released a statement via the Associated Press that indicated the following: Jason Day’s agent later...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens on Twitter: '2015 is the Jar Jar Binks of football seasons'

At 4-9, the Baltimore Ravens have suffered through a nightmarish NFL season and are limping toward the merciful end to a disappointing campaign. At least the folks in the team’s social media department seem to have a retained a dark sense of whimsy about it. With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” running roughshod over the box office, the Ravens official Twitter account used...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin sick and tired of getting plowed over on sideline

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was bowled over once again on the sideline during Monday night’s 31-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins. And quite frankly, the 69-year-old coach is getting sick and tired of it and wants players to “slow down a little bit” when a play takes them off the field of play. Coughlin apparently has been on the receiving end of a crushing...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray on lack of touches: Winning is ‘all that matters’

The discussion revolving around DeMarco Murray’s drop in touches in recent weeks — not to mention his lack of production over the entire season — have been a source of much consternation when it comes to how horribly his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles has gone. But Murray at least attempted to downplay any notion that he’s unhappy with his diminished role...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy vs. Jordan Spieth in a wrestling match: Who ya got?

Rory McIlroy participated in a Q&A from Facebook headquarters in Dublin this week in which he responded to questions from his fans. Among the topics the No. 3 golfer in the world addressed were his favorite golf movie between “Caddyshack” and “Happy Gilmore” (the latter) and other random topics. But one question that elicited the most amusing answer was how a fan apparently...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Wild create fantastic Star Wars tribute

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set to wreak historic havoc at the box office over the weekend, the Minnesota Wild created a fantastic video to pay tribute to the beloved space opera. Beginning of course with, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” the video opens with “Minnesota Wild” in the iconic Star Wars logo before beginning the tale with the patented...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James thinks Kevin Durant could end up as the NBA's all-time leading scorer

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder square off Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena in a marquee NBA showdown. And LeBron James seized upon the moment to lavish a heavy amount of praise upon Kevin Durant. Speaking to his fellow NBA superstar’s unique and lethal skill set given his size and frame, James suggested that Durant has the potential to surpass Kareem Abdul...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly downplays DeMarco Murray’s lack of touches

Chip Kelly quashed any notion that he has any concern over the rapidly decreasing amount of touches DeMarco Murray has been receiving in recent games, arguing victories above all else is what matters. “I’ve never been concerned with making an individual happy,” Kelly said via NJ.com. “It’s all about winning football games. That’s all it’s ever been about.” Given...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith on LeBron’s receding hairline: ‘You can’t have it all’

J.R. Smith recently sat down with GQ magazine for an in-depth profile. Entitled, “J.R. Smith Is Always Open,” the piece is a compelling read looking into one of the more compelling characters currently playing in the NBA. One of the myriad topics addressed in the profile is Smith’s relationship with LeBron James. And with some persistence by the writer of the column, Devin...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton on celebrations: 'There's greatness in the air'

First, Cam Newton said his celebratory dancing takes him to “a happy place.” Now the Carolina Panthers signal-caller and MVP candidate has explained the reasons behind his end zone exuberance and that of his teammates. One of the most heavily — and arguably unnecessarily — scrutinized aspects of the Carolina Panthers’ remarkable run to 13-0 is how Newton has a penchant...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wale releases 'MVP' track in tribute to Bryce Harper

In tribute of Bryce Harper’s National League Most Valuable Player season, hip hop artist Wale has released a new track (contains explicit lyrics — listener discretion is advised) in honor the Washington Nationals slugger, fittingly entitled, “MVP (Bryce Harper).” “Got the seats all filled,” raps Wale, as transcribed by D.C. Sports Bog. “I’m the reason y’all here...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant would enjoy All-Star nod but isn’t fretting over it

Kobe Bryant has been named an NBA All-Star 17 times and being named an 18th time would be a fitting tribute as he navigates his season-long swan song. While Los Angeles Lakers superstar acknowledged he would be flattered by receiving an All-Star nod, he also said he’s not fretting over it, either. “I mean it would be great to play in it. If I’m not in it, I’m not going to...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine clarifies comments about Russell Wilson

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine — perhaps unintentionally — painted himself into a corner this week with some comments he made about Russell Wilson. Now he’s doing his best to work his way out of it. Pettine, whose Browns face the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, said this week that he is hesitant to put Wilson in the top-tier of quarterbacks among Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy says he’s done talking about the Eagles

After months of drama that culminated in an especially tense week leading up to a showdown with his former team, LeSean McCoy told reporters he is done talking about the Philadelphia Eagles. The Buffalo Bills running back didn’t have a brilliant day on the field during his team’s 23-20 loss to the Eagles, rushing 20 times for 74 yards. But something he did before the game...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Eli Manning says he’s been working on his TD dance

Heads up, Cam Newton: Eli Manning might be finally ready to show you up by showcasing his own touchdown celebration dance. With the New York Giants slated to face Newton and the undefeated Carolina Panthers Sunday at MetLife Stadium, the topic of celebratory touchdown dances not surprisingly came up — as it has before with QBs set to face Newton — during a discussion with...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets safety Calvin Pryor rocks personalized ‘Star Wars’ shirt (pic)

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” about to obliterate box office records upon its release, New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor was seen wearing a terrifically fitting t-shirt given the mass hysteria surrounding the eagerly awaited seventh installment of the beloved space opera. Pryor was spotted this week in the Jets locker room sporting a “Star Wars” shirt that...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabathia on staying sober: ‘I’m always going to be recovering’

It was a shocking development to say the least when just before the New York Yankees were set to play in the AL Wild Card Game last fall, it was announced that C.C. Sabathia would not be leaving his teammates as he had decided to seek in-patient treatment for alcohol abuse. Now, several months later, Sabathia states he has maintained his sobriety since his stint in rehab and is...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine: Russell Wilson is still a second-tier NFL quarterback

With the Cleveland Browns set to travel to CenturyLink Field to face the red-hot Seattle Seahawks, head coach Mike Pettine was asked for his assessment of the scorching-hot Russell Wilson. Perhaps surprisingly, despite the fact Wilson arguably has been the one of the most successful quarterbacks in the NFL over the past handful of seasons during the Seahawks’ current four-game...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Brown addresses Johnny Manziel’s alleged alcohol issues

It’s never been explicitly confirmed that Johnny Manziel’s off-the-field troubles stem from alcohol abuse or overuse, but Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown addressed those alleged issues while praising the second-year quarterback for his play in last Sunday’s 24-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Calling Manziel one of the “biggest fighters” on the team, the Browns’...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ben ‘hurt’ by Emmanuel Sanders’ unflattering comments

Ben Roethlisberger didn’t hide the fact that he was hurt by comments made last year by former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Emmanuel Sanders that Peyton Manning was a better leader than him. With the Steelers set to face Sanders’ current team, the Denver Broncos, this Sunday, Roetlhisberger not surprisingly was asked about how Sanders praised Manning’s leadership abilities...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas posts disparaging comments about WNBA players

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas took to social media and posted some disparaging comments about the WNBA, specifically concerning what he perceives as the lack of attractive women playing the pro game. The accompanying video in Arenas’ Instagram post features risqué images of scantily clad women playing basketball, so here’s his misogynistic message only. NOW this is...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard says he and Kobe Bryant didn’t hate each other

By all indications, Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant were incompatible teammates during the center’s one-season stop with the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, some suggested the two players couldn’t stand one another, something that played a huge role in Howard’s ultimate departure as a free agent. But to hear it from Howard, the rumors and conjecture that he and Bryant hated each...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook surprises teen boy paralyzed in drive- by shooting

Russell Westbrook is well-known for his many charitable endeavors and devotion to community service, and on Monday he continued to show why he has earned such a glowing reputation by making the Christmas wish come true for a teenage boy dealing with heartbreaking tragedy. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar paid a surprise visit to Janneh, a 13-year-old boy from Oklahoma who was...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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