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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, Found Dead Sunday with Needle in Arm

Getty Images Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent overdose in his Manhattan home. Hoffman stared in many great films, including “Moneyball”, “The Master” and the popular Hunger Games Series.  He won a best actor Oscar in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote.” He was nominated for an Oscar four times in all. Hoffman...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins ready to start, open to offseason trade

The Washington Redskins figure to seek offers on backup quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason. Cousins, 25, appeared in parts of five games in 2013 completing 52.3 percent of his passes for 854 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cousins believes he is ready to become a full-time starter. This idea and the recent declaration that...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears remain interested in bringing back Josh McCown

The Chicago Bears remain intersted in bringing back free agent quarterback Josh McCown according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Mortensen told views of Sunday Countdown that he had spoken to Bears head coach Marc Trestman and that the team “would love to have” the backup quarterback back. While McCown performed better than expected when thrust into the starting role in 2013, there’s...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos to let Eric Decker test market?

The Denver Broncos reportedly will let wide receiver Eric Decker test the free agent market. Decker, 26, caught 87 passes for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns this season for the Broncos. The Broncos have both Demaryius and Julius Thomas entering contract years so they are not about to throw money at Decker just because he is reaching free agency first. Likely the Broncos will ask Decker...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

When is the Puppy Bowl? Start Time, Info right here

Meet August, one of the stars of this years Puppy Bowl! The Puppy Bowl will kick off at 3:00 pm ET on Animal Planet today, February 2. Are you watching the predecessor to the SuperBowl today at 3:00 pm ET which we will see the  Seattle Seahawks face off against the Denver Broncos? Last year The Puppy Bowl had 12.4 million viewers. It has become the night’s second most-viewed...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVIII will not have snow, temp in 40s with chance of rain

There will not be snow for Super Bowl XLVIII. Weather is expected to be in the 40s for much of the game. The high for East Rutherford, NJ today is 49 degrees with the low being 32. There is a small chance of rain at the 6:30 pm ET kickoff for the game. It looks as if the doomsday predictions of a cold weather Super Bowl were greatly exaggerated. Odds: Broncos a 2.5 point favorite...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple teams still in on Nelson Cruz

Four or five teams could end up signing outfielder Nelson Cruz to a multi-year contract according to one major league source. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo said that “momentum is starting to build in Cruz’s favor.” Cruz has remained on the market in part because of his 50 game suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs. The Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVIII Betting Odds and Point Spread for Denver Broncos versus Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl Sunday has arrived and soon the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will be playing against each other in Super owl XLVIII. Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Broncos and Seahawks will begin airing on FOX at 6:30 pm ET but the pre-game shows started a long time again. This year’s Super Bowl is expected to set a record low as it is being played outdoors at MetLIfe...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ted Wells to release findings on Martin-Incognito incident Thursday

On Thursday the report of NFL special investigator Ted Wells is expected to be released. This could finally bring an end to the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito situation which has followed the NFL season. Joe Philbin was kept around by the Dolphins, even as owner Stephen Ross hired a new general manager. It’s likely the Dolphins know he will be cleared of any wrong doing. I'm...
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ESPN removes bizarre graphic after Syracuse beats Duke

How’s that Orange taste? Uh. ESPN removed a graphic it posted to social media circles Saturday after the Syracuse Orange defeated the Duke Blue Devils in overtime. It’s an orange who put an orange in a blue devils mouth… This is some serious 50 Shades of Grey stuff here. There was outrage and just people confused. It has sine been deleted.
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ Jesse Crain unlikely to be ready for start of season

Houston Astros reliever Jesse Crain is uncertain about when he will make his season debut. He said on Saturday that it was doubtful that he would be ready for Opening Day. “That would be a huge bonus if I was ready (for the start of the season),” Crain said via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m not planning on that. I would be surprised if I was ready by then.” Crain underwent...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLVIII Betting Odds and Point Spread for Denver Broncos versus Saeattle Seahawks

Super Bowl Sunday has arrived and soon the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will be playing against each other in Super owl XLVIII. Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Broncos and Seahawks will begin airing on FOX at 6:30 pm ET but the pre-game shows started a long time again. This year’s Super Bowl is expected to set a record low as it is being played outdoors at MetLIfe...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning wins record fifth NFL MVP Award

Peyton Manning set records for touchdowns and passing yards in a season during his 2013 campaign. On Saturday night he was rewarded with his record fifth NFL MVP Award. Manning broke the NFL’s single-season passing records this year with 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns. Previously these records were held by Drew Brees and Tom Brady respectively. It was not the only award given to...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Hall of Fame class for 2014 annouced

The 2014 NFL Hall of Fame class will include a host of players fans will remember from the last two decades. Earning induction into the hall of fame will be Walter Jones, Michael Strahan, Derrick Brooks, Andre Reed and Aeneas Williams. It would be almost criminal to try to lump the groups success into one little blog post, so I won’t. Expect there to be plenty of sentiments expressed...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers wins Comeback Player of the Year honors

getty images Philip Rivers has earned the Associated Press’ 2013 honors for Comeback Player of the Year. A portion of fans believe that this award is given to a injured player but that is not always the case. Rivers has returned to being a capable NFL quarterback after some had written him off as done. With a new coach in Mike McCoy, Rivers and the Chargers went all the way to...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Bud Light Super Bowl commercial with Arnold, Minka Kelly and a llama

In what is sure to be one of the oddest commercials hitting your television Super Bowl Sunday, Bud Light features a guy named Ian Rapoport who has a Bud Light and an interesting night that includes Minka Kelly, a llama, Arnold Schwarzenegger and then a One Republic concert. Confused? So were we…. and this is the extended version. Imagine what happens Sunday when it’s split into...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw makes appearance on New Girl after Super Bowl

getty images So it’s the offseason and you just won your second Cy Young Award. What do you do? Well if you are Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw you make a cameo on FOX’s New Girl introducing yourself – as yourself. It’s unclear if Kershaw has more than one line or not.
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Feds seize 200,000 counterfeit items prior to Super Bowl

Federal officials have seized more than 200,000 counterfeit items leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. The items are said to be valued at $21 million dollars. Which really should be $0 since they are counterfeit. This is a story that we run every year. This time around, Bloomberg reports that 50 people have been arrested “as part of an operation that began in June and targeted international...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon would be “all right” with whoever the Browns take at QB

Who ever the Cleveland Browns draft or start at quarterback is of no concern to star wide receiver Josh Gordon. The Browns own both the fourth and 26th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft and while Brian Hoyer will remain with the team, it’s fully expected that new head coach Mike Pattine and the front office want to draft a signal caller. “I think I would be all right with anybody we...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy 20th Birthday, Harry Styles!

Getty Images Harry Styles, member of the boyband One Direction celebrates his 20th birthday today!No longer a teen,  Styles has had a lot to celebrate in the last year. With the making of their movie, “This is Us” and the release of their third album, “ Midnight Memories” just to name a few. Styles has also been quite lucky when it comes to love — he romanced with Taylor...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaepernick believes timeout cost 49ers Super Bowl win

The San Francisco 49ers lost last year’s Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens because head coach Jim Harbaugh called a timeout late in the fourth quarter. That is how quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes at-least. On a podcast with Bill Simmons, Karpernick said Harbuagh’s decision to all a timeout to avoid a delay of game penalty is what doomed the 49ers. “There was one play...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Pose at GQ SuperBowl Party Together

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and  super model Kate Upton attended the GQ Pre SuperBowl Party — together. The two put all the rumors of their relationship to rest on Friday as they posed together for photos at The Standard Hotel’s Boom Boom Room in New York on Friday. While there is no official word that they are in fact back together, a picture is worth a thousand...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants break out orange uniforms for Friday games

The San Francisco Giants have a new orange jersey for the 2014 season. Friday at Giants Fan Fest, shortstop Brandon Crawford showed off the new look the Giants will sport for what the team’s twitter calls ‘Orange Friday’ at AT&T Park. Get your photo taken with the #SFGiants inside. @CafeSFG #SFGFest pic.twitter.com/TPwpxte8jr — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) February...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dylan Bundy rehabbing well from Tommy John surgery

Dylan Bundy is progressing well as he rehabs from Tommyu John surgery. The 21-year-old Budy will begin throwing from 90 feet on Monday reports Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. Dylan Bundy's rehab from Tommy John surgery going well. He's slated to increase throwing progression distance to 90 feet on Monday. #Orioles — Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) February 1, 2014 Bundy...
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Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing 2014 paint scheme

Martin Truex Jr. will suit up the season driving the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet SS. Truex Jr. is moving over from Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 56 after spending the last four seasons with the team. Truex’s release from the team followed the fallout from Richmond, and NAPA’s decision to leave the sport. The No. 56 team is now a research and development team...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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