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WATCH: Victor Cruz plays ‘cop’ and makes friends take sobriety test before driving home

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is a super-cool dude who had his friends’ best interests in mind. As you can see below, Cruz made his pals walk the line to take a sobriety test early Sunday morning after leaving Club Opus located in New York City. Cruz told a couple of guys to “walk three steps” to show that they were sober. While we’re not sure if Cruz was convinced...
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Could Robert Griffin III be the NFL’s next Steve Young?

Robert Griffin III has a chance to become the league’s next Steve Young. Though the two quarterbacks came into the league in completely different ways—Griffin as a highly touted No. 2 overall pick and Young as a supplemental selection following a stint in the USFL—the long-term trajectory of their careers could look eerily similar when it’s all said and done. Young started...
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Rex Ryan gives the thumbs up for Aaron Williams to wear Fred Jackson’s jersey at practice

Loyalty between former NFL teammates sometimes has no boundaries. Showing up to honor his friend and former teammate running back Fred Jackson—whom the Bills released on Monday—was safety Aaron Williams who reported to practice wearing Jackson’s No. 22 jersey. Bills safety Aaron Williams has always been close with Fred Jackson. Wearing his jersey today. pic.twitter.com/AUFXxQgmXR...
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Michael Irvin documents annual physical on Twitter, urine sample and all

Dallas Cowboys legendary wide receiver Michael Irvin isn’t afraid to drop his pants, bend over and post photos of his annual physical to the Twitter world. The Hall of Famer and five-time Pro-Bowler posted the following shots of his physical, including this proud urine sample for all to see on Monday. Takin my annual ck up. urinalysis & blood. I hate this. I will bring u...
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Anthony Davis: ‘I’m never going to turn down shooting threes’

Anthony Davis has already solidified himself as the heir apparent to LeBron James’ throne as the best player in the NBA, and now, the New Orleans Pelicans power forward is adding the three-point shot to his arsenal. In an interview with SLAM magazine, Davis said he won’t be passive from downtown, either. “I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same...
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New York Giants veteran says team hasn’t responded to adversity

When New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins looks back at the 2013 and 2014 NFL seasons, he isn’t happy with how the team crumbled on game day—even after a strong week of practice. According to Tom Rock of Newsday, the 12-year veteran said the Giants must improve how they respond to difficult moments. Jenkins said: “This is the NFL. No one team is just going to go...
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Report: Redskins players happy RG3 was benched

If you like disgruntled locker rooms, look no farther than the one in Washington. According to TMZ, four anonymous teammates are excited about the franchise’s decision to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III and start Kirk Cousins instead. One player said the news was a relief, while a defensive starter said: “The team is excited with the change. We are all looking forward...
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Dolphins must change defensive game plan for Kirk Cousins

The Washington football team made headlines when they decided to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III for Week 1 in favor of Kirk Cousins, who will be the starter for the 2015 season. Consequently, the Miami Dolphins must alter their game plan for the Sep. 13 matchup, since the Washington offense will feature more of an aerial attack. Dolphins safety Michael Thomas explained...
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Mike Shanahan: “No doubt” Kirk Cousins will be a top-10 NFL quarterback

Jay Gruden, the head coach of the Washington football team, provided a seemingly inevitable yet perfectly surprising piece of information when he announced Kirk Cousins would be the starting quarterback for the 2015 season instead of Robert Griffin III. According to NFL Media’s Dan Hellie, that move is supported by Mike Shanahan, Gruden’s predecessor in the nation’s capital...
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Five NFL teams that should sign Fred Jackson

Fomer Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson still has a lot to offer. Jackson was the unfortunate casualty of LeSean McCoy arriving to town in March. After eight dedicated seasons as the team’s leading rusher, the Bills, led by their new head coach Rex Ryan, decided to cut Jackson. While Jackson is 34 years old, he has shown that he still has some gas left in the tank. This...
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Chip Kelly praises Tim Tebow: ‘He’s had a good camp’

Tim Tebow has made a good impression on Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly this summer. With just one preseason game left, it appears the most popular backup quarterback in the league has a legitimate shot to remain on the team’s final roster heading into the 2015 NFL season. Kelly spoke about Tebow on Monday, specifically pointing out his improved throwing motion and...
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Report: Buffalo Bills release Fred Jackson

Ever since the Buffalo Bills signed running back LeSean McCoy, many believed Fred Jackson’s days in western New York could be numbered. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Jackson was released by the Bills on Monday after eight years of service to the team. Jackson’s best season with the Bills was in 2009 where he rushed for 1,062 yards. Over the course of Jackson...
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Indians owner attempting to sell minority stakes to raise cash

Without a big TV deal in place to keep revenue flowing, Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan is trying to lure investors by offering minority stakes for the franchise. Unfortunately, Dolan’s efforts may well be futile. According to the New York Post, Dolan has hired a boutique investment bank, Allen & Co., to “shop roughly 30 percent of the team.” “He doesn’t have...
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Most crucial player for each remaining playoff contender

Is there a more exciting time in sports than playoff baseball? As the summer winds down and the fall creeps up, the best teams from the AL and NL are preparing to battle in October. There is no doubt every team needs all of its players to perform well down the home stretch, but some players are more valuable than others. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the most crucial...
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Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III appears to be done in Washington, and trade rumors have begun to swirl. While the embattled quarterback isn’t the prize he once was during his outstanding rookie campaign, his raw talent alone is intriguing enough that a trade is conceivable. Any team interested in the possibility of landing Griffin in a trade with Washington surely understands this isn’t...
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10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Week 3 of the NFL preseason is normally used as preparation for the regular year.  Unfortunately for teams around the league this week, injury concerns disabled the ability of us to get a good look at how specific first-team units might perform early in the regular season. With that said, there were a few solid takeaways from this week in the NFL preseason. From outstanding quarterback...
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Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter for Cubs vs. Dodgers

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw his first career no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. With 12 strike outs, one walk and one error, Arrieta was nothing short of dominant in the 2-0 win. Proving his slider is the best in the MLB, Arrieta relied on his out pitch to keep Dodgers batters off-balance to make history while picking up his 17th win of the season. Speaking with...
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Pete Carroll is frustrated with Seattle Seahawks’ first-team offense

Pete Carroll is an easy-going guy, but his patience for Seattle’s first-team offense is being tested right now. Over the course of the Seattle Seahawks three preseason games, the first-team offense has recorded zero touchdowns. The 49 total points that have been scored thus far have come from field goals, kick return touchdowns and a third-string passing touchdown. While that...
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Jerry Jones is enthralled with ‘vintage’ Darren McFadden

Whether there really is a running back competition going on in Dallas or not, it would appear that Darren McFadden has been catching the eye of owner Jerry Jones as of late. In Saturday’s Week 3 preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, McFadden, who started behind Joseph Randle, carried the ball four times for a total of 37 rushing yards. In the best rushing play of the...
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AJ Green on contract: 'All the receivers are getting bank'

A.J. Green hopes to see dollar signs in his future. With Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones inking his monster five-year $71.25 million deal on Saturday, it will soon be time for the Cincinnati Bengals to take care of Green. He commented on his current contract status as it relates to Jones’ new deal but didn’t seem overly excited about his chances of getting...
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Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz not expected to practice this week

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz isn’t expected to practice this upcoming week and could head into the season opener without any preseason action, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Cruz is dealing with a calf injury that caused him to miss practice the past couple of weeks, and at this point it appears the first action he’ll get in 2015 will be during the regular season...
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Washington Redskins: Front office and owner clashing over Robert Griffin III

We’ve know this was happening all along. Now, thanks to a report from Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini of ESPN, we know the truth: The only person who wants Robert Griffin III to remain as the starting quarterback for Washington is owner Daniel Snyder. “High-ranking Washington Redskins front office officials and coaches want to move on from quarterback Robert Griffin III, but...
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Has Tim Lincecum thrown his last pitch for the Giants?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum’s hip is giving him so much trouble that he might never pitch again for the franchise. Speaking with Andrew Baggerly of mercurynews.com, the two-time Cy Young Award winner revealed he is worried any return to the mound this year could cause further damage. And, since he’s a free agent, this could mean his final pitch with the Giants...
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South Carolina Football: Gamecocks will wear special decals to honor ‘Emanuel Nine’

The University of South Carolina is doing what it can to honor the nine precious lives that were lost earlier this year in the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. According to Athletics Director Ray Tanner, the Gamecocks will wear special decals on their helmets to honor the victims. “Whether it’s Greenville, Columbia, Charleston or any...
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Cuban baseball player sleeps outside Dodger Stadium

Loah Linares from Cuba is desperate to make a name for himself in as a big-league baseball player—so desperate, in fact, that he’s been sleeping outside Dodger Stadium for the past 17 days hoping to get noticed. This isn’t some publicity stunt, either. “If I didn’t know how great a baseball player I know I am, I wouldn’t be here trying to show off my skills to somebody...
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