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Orioles Wright helps stranded motorist change flat tire

Baltimore Orioles rookie pitcher Mike Wright played the role of Good Samaritan following the team’s 8-2 home win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday when he came to the assistance of a stranded motorist after leaving the ballpark. But Wright didn’t stop at calling AAA or anything like that. He actually helped change a flat tire. The pitcher happened upon the motorist having...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq had interesting reason for turning down Starbucks

Shaquille O’Neal recently recalled what he now refers to as one of his “worst business decisions” when relaying a story about how he turned down what likely would have been an extremely lucrative endorsement offer from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. O’Neal told Graham Bensinger during an interview that he was approached by Schultz, who wanted to partner with the NBA superstar...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Zimmer on Vikings ugly loss: Just not ready for prime time

The Minnesota Vikings, a team may pundits pegged to be a potential sleeper team heading into the 2015 season, were everything but that in their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, instead putting the team’s fans to sleep with an ugly, sloppy and embarrassing 20-3 loss. Head coach Mike Zimmer, who has gone to great lengths over the past few months to downplay...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dez: Tweets surgery went great, can't wait to get back

While the Dallas Cowboys obviously will be hampered by the absence of Dez Bryant after undergoing surgery Monday on what was believed to be a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the team must feel encouraged by how positive the wide receiver appears to be approaching the coming weeks of rehabilitation. Bryant took to Twitter Monday night to send a message indicating he...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry David predicts Jordan Spieth will be ‘wildly bald’

Larry David knows bald. And the comedian believes that Jordan Spieth is destined to be so spectacularly hairless that it will be no laughing matter. Worse yet, it won’t be long before the two-time major winner will be a complete and utter chrome dome. Spieth, at only 22 years old, is already cursed with a receding hairline that makes him a candidate to be the poster boy for...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony fires back at another social media critic

Carmelo Anthony again made the decision to engage a critic on social media, this time to question the intelligence of an inquiry regarding the New York Knicks star possibly diminishing skills on the court. The latest social media outburst occurred on Instagram when a user who goes by the moniker “freemangfx” mused if Anthony should still be considered among the best players...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams brilliantly troll Russell Wilson over his ‘1-0’ tweet

Russell Wilson was the victim of a brilliant bit of social media trolling courtesy of the St. Louis Rams after the Seattle Seahawks stumbled to a 34-31 overtime loss at the Edward Jones Dome. Prior to taking the field for Seattle’s Week 1 showdown in St. Louis, the Seahawks quarterback issued a boastful prediction of how things would play out on Sunday, tweeting that he expected...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Manziel says his turnovers ‘really just killed’ Browns

Johnny Manziel found himself pressed into action after Josh McCown suffered a concussion in the second quarter of the Cleveland Browns' Week 1 showdown against the Buffalo Bills. While Manziel played well in the first half -- including throwing his first career touchdown pass -- his three second half turnovers completely foiled any chance of the Browns notching a victory...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod presented with ring, vase at 3,000th hit ceremony

On Sunday, the New York Yankees finally paid tribute to Alex Rodriguez for reaching the 3,000-hit milestone earlier this season with a 10-minute ceremony before the Bronx Bombers hosted the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. It was a rather low-key affair, per reports, that lacked the pomp and circumstance of previous milestone celebrations that have occurred at the Yankees’...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson isn't sold on Washington's chances

DeSean Jackson was one of the NFL superstars briefly profiled in the upcoming NFL preview issue from GQ magazine. The Washington Redskins wide receiver was asked how he felt about the chances the team can be a contender in the 2015 NFL season, and the manner in which he responded was about as awkward as it can get. Do you feel like you guys will contend this year? Long silence...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals make radio partner change post-win song

If things weren’t bad enough for the Washington Nationals given how the team cannot escape a months-long downward spiral out of postseason relevancy, the front office appeared to be committed to bungling matters on its end as well. Reports indicate that Nationals brass has asked the team’s official radio partner, 106.7 The Fan, to change up the tune it plays if and when the...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan wants Bills fans to 'make it miserable' for Colts

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan obviously is known for his fiery demeanor and willingness to do or say just about anything to help gain his players a psychological edge or advantage. So it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s enlisting the team’s fans to help make things tough for Andrew Luck and company when the Indianapolis Colts come to Ralph Wilson Stadium for a Week 1...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey to reprise Patrick Swayze’s role in ‘Road House’

Ronda Rousey will continue her bid at becoming a major player in Hollywood by reportedly reprising the role originally played by Patrick Swayze in the 1989 flick “Road House.” Brand Slater, Rousey’s agent, told MMA Fighting that the project is in its earliest stages, with a screenplay still needing to be written. Slater added that Rousey reached out to Swayze’s widow...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto angers Royals fans by bailing on appearance

Johnny Cueto drew the ire of some very disappointed Kansas City Royals fans after failing to make a scheduled appearance Tuesday at a barbecue joint in Blue Springs, Mo. The event, which already had been rescheduled, was to be held at Plowboys BBQ and included a look-alike contest among other activities. But Cueto’s appearance obviously was to be the highlight, and when he...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning: Effort needed to bond with younger Broncos

At the age of 39 and entering his 18th NFL season, Peyton Manning understands all too well he’s no spring chicken, which is why he admits that he has to put in a concerted effort to connect with his far younger Denver Broncos teammates, something made that much more difficult when many of them can say they idolized the quarterback when they were kids. “It’s a conscious decision...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins doesn’t believe RG3 will be a distraction

Kirk Cousins attempted to downplay how Robert Griffin III’s presence could serve as a distraction as he attempts to transition into the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback position. Cousins was anointed the team’s starter on Aug. 31 courtesy of an announcement by head coach Jay Gruden. RG3 was bruised, battered and beaten before suffering a concussion in a preseason...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Three teams would give max deal to Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson’s agent continues to play hardball with the Cleveland Cavaliers, with reports indicating that he claims there are three teams willing to give his client a max deal next summer. Rich Paul has taken an aggressive stance with the Cavaliers ever since Thompson reportedly rejected a five-year, $80 million deal. It is believed that due to the impasse, Thompson will...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James summons Cavs teammates to Miami for pre-camp training

LeBron James clearly eager to wash the bitter taste out of his mouth after losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals as he has summoned his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to Miami for a pre-camp round of training, reports Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Chris Haynes. James, in his role as the team’s de facto player-coach-general manager, apparently is so focused on preparing...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

McCoy doesn’t see Murray as a rival for best back title

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has never run short on confidence, so it should come as no surprise that he doesn’t view Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray among those playing his position who are competing with him for the title of best running back in the NFL. McCoy made the arguably dismissive comments about Murray in GQ’s NFL preview issue, which...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeb Bush on fantasy draft, selecting ‘Too many Bills’

The standard adage when it pertains to matters such as these has always been, “No one cares about your fantasy team.” But in the wacky world of presidential race politics, even the fantasy football draft selections by a potential Republican nominee can make it into the news cycle, as evidenced by how Jeb Bush breaking down his draft picks on Twitter has become a topic of conversation...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins doesn't mind 'game manager' label

Kirk Cousins understands all too well that he doesn’t bring the flash, style and sexiness that predecessor Robert Griffin III brought to the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback position. But the 27-year-old signal-caller admitted heading into his Week 1 start against the Miami Dolphins that the fact he’s been tabbed with the dreaded “game manager” label doesn...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. joins Eli Manning in Dunkin Donuts ad

Only a little more than a week after he became an official spokesperson for Head & Shoulders, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. further enhanced his ever-expanding endorsement portfolio by joining teammate Eli Manning in a new ad for Dunkin Donuts. The ads, which will serve the New York/New Jersey region, feature the Giants pass-and-catch tandem extolling how...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron plays far better when wearing patented headband

Much has been made about LeBron James’ sometimes knee-jerk decisions to ditch his patented headband for certain games, but most of it appeared to be a stylistic choice and even an attempt to build team unity, as the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar once explained it. Perhaps most surprising is how fans and media become transfixed on such a seemingly innocuous thing. Well, it appears...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rickie Fowler calls out doubters, buys media champagne after win (pics)

Rickie Fowler earlier this year was ranked far and above as the most overrated golfer in the world according to a Sports Illustrated poll of his PGA Tour colleagues. Since then, the 26-year-old golfer has won three times, and without saying so explicitly, he acknowledged the coincidence between the unflattering results of the poll and his on-course success. Fowler’s magical season...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Meow: Tony La Russa mugs for camera in photo-op with ‘Grumpy Cat’ (pic)

Tony La Russa isn’t as highly visible in his role as Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Office compared to his managing days, but anytime he shows up at the ballpark he attracts attention … especially when it involves an absolutely and absurdly comical photo-op with a feline and Internet phenomenon known as “Grumpy Cat.” The Diamondback held a “Grumpy Cat” promotion...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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