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WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

    The good news is TJ Yeldon scored the first preseason touchdown of his NFL career. The bad news is he paid a huge price. The former Alabama running back scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter of Jacksonville’s preseason contest with the Detroit Lions Friday. The rookie dove over a pile at the goal line and was met by a vicious hit from linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski’s younger brother, Glenn, trying to make NFL as fullback

Do you hear that, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski? That’s your brother, Glenn Gronkowski, knocking on the NFL’s doors. Glenn is preparing for his junior season at Kansas State, but he already is getting asked about his chances at playing in the NFL. However, he has one problem — he’s a fullback. The last time a fullback was picked in one of the first three...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Kraft: Patriots haven’t apologized to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen

The crazy situation known as Deflategate took another interesting turn Thursday when ESPN’s Chris Mortensen went on an Arizona sports radio station and said Patriots owner Robert Kraft and president Jonathan Kraft apologized to him. Jonathan Kraft went on 98.5 The Sports Hub before the Patriots’ road preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Friday night, and he denied...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett fined over $17K for nasty hit on Alex Smith

It hasn’t been a very great week for Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. According to a report by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Bennett has been fined for $17,363 for hitting Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the head and neck area in the Week 2 preseason game. This doesn’t help Bennett’s case as it pertains to quarterbacks, who were the target of...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

RG3 to be held out 1-2 weeks after doctor changes mind

    The Washington Redskins have reversed course and decided to hold Robert Griffin III out of this weekend’s preseason game because of his concussion. Upon further review by neuropsychologists, RGIII to be held out from gameplay this week & rested 1 to 2 weeks before returning to action. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 28, 2015   On Thursday, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The gulf between the end of the previous season’s Super Bowl and the start of the new NFL season seems like an interminable one. Sure, the draft, training camp and the preseason games satiate fans’ desire, but only briefly. We want the real thing, and the NFL knows this. That’s why the yearly season opener has been pushed up to Thursday nights in recent years and the league...
Via The Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

The LA Kings may be looking for a bit of additional depth in goal. The club has extended a professional tryout offer to goaltender Peter Budaj and he will join the Kings in training camp.  Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) August 28, 2015   Budaj turns 33 in September and last skated...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spieth: New irons the reason for missed cut at Barclays?

Jordan Spieth was using a new set of Titleist irons at The Barclays, and it showed. This switch is likely the reason why he uncharacteristically missed the cut with a score of six over par (four strokes off the cut line) through two rounds, losing his No 1. overall ranking in the process. It’s official: Jordan Spieth will miss the cut and lose his No. 1 world ranking after...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden would like the media to stop calling him fat

Jay Gruden’s first season as coach of the Washington Redskins didn’t go so well, as the team went 4-12. Perhaps the biggest concern is that Robert Griffin III appears to be regressing under his tutelage, and the quarterback is enduring heavy scrutiny. Gruden has advised his players to “tune out the noise” and avoid the criticism. But is the coach himself doing that or...
Via Awful Announcing
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tim Beckman fired by Illinois amid mistreatment allegations

The University of Illinois fired head football coach Tim Beckman one week before the season. Athletic director Mike Thomas announced the firing in a statement Friday, citing preliminary results of an external review into allegations that Beckman mistreated injured players. “The preliminary information external reviewers shared with me does not reflect our values or our commitment...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Finding signs of life for the Boston Red Sox

Are the Boston Red Sox contenders this year? (waiting for you to stop laughing) Okay, now that you’ve gotten that out of your system: have you noticed that the Red Sox haven’t been terrible lately? And that as things stand currently, they’re only 7.5 games out of a Wild Card spot? Could they actually make a run in September and get back to the postseason? In a word: no...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley on ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

    The first agent Charles Barkley ever had when he entered the NBA was Lance Lesnick. If Lesnick knew what was good for him, he would continue to stay as far away from Barkley as possible. Barkley went on “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday and discussed taking money from agents while in college. That led to a discussion about the first agent he ever had when he was drafted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Starting EJ Manuel not a bad idea for Bills’ third preseason game

A lot of people are confused by the fact the Buffalo Bills appear to be starting their third-string quarterback in what is supposed to be a dress rehearsal third preseason game Saturday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But I get where Rex Ryan is coming from, because it’s fair to give former first-round pick EJ Manuel one more shot against starters. First, Manuel has more upside...
Via This Given Sunday
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper doesn’t seem to care if Nationals make playoffs

To hear it from Bryce Harper, it doesn’t matter much if the Washington Nationals make the playoffs or not. In fact, he doesn’t particularly seem to care. Or that’s at least how it sounded when the superstar slugger was asked to weigh in on the plight that the struggling and sputtering Nationals find themselves in as the division rival New York Mets continue to distance themselves...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Filling the MLB playoff picture: Royals rolling

As we enter the final weekend of August, the playoff chances are beginning to enter “they could always collapse" stage for a few teams, while others have it all in their own hands. The Mets have opened a 6.5 game lead entering Friday over the Washington Nationals: a team with Bryce Harper, a rotation that was the envy of the world in March, and a bad manager. The Cardinals can...
Via The Sports Post
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Davis: Jim Harbaugh coddled 49ers off the field

It’s no secret the San Francisco 49ers are dealing with one of the worst stretches of off-field problems in recent memory. Following the latest incident involving Ahmad Brooks, former 49ers cornerback Eric Davis, now with NFL Network, revealed Jim Harbaugh’s “coddling” approach to off-field issues could have been a big contributor to the franchise’s current issues. Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets QB Petty draws ire from New Yorkers over taste in pizza

Usually, when the sensitive denizens of social media get all up in arms and in an uproar over a tweet from an athlete, it can often revolve around a tasteless tweet, not a tweet about taste. But that wasn’t the case when New York Jets rookie quarterback Bryce Petty incurred the wrath of New Yorkers left offended by his taste in pizza. Petty took to Twitter on Thursday night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

The Seattle Mariners announced today the firing of general manager Jack Zduriencik. Assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will assume the role as GM for the rest of the season. #Mariners relieve Jack Zduriencik of GM duties. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle GM responsibilities for remainder of the 2015 season. — MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) August 28, 2015   The...
Via The Outside Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

Max Scherzer has enjoyed a pretty successful season in his first year with the Washington Nationals, a campaign highlighted by incredible back-to-back starts in June that saw the ace pitch a one-hitter and then a no-hitter. Scherzer went out of his way recently to express gratitude to the guys who sat behind the plate and played a significant part in his consecutive, dominant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

For the Baltmore Orioles, it was fun while it lasted

The Orioles were not a team of destiny a season ago. They were just really damn good.    Ninety-six wins is evidence enough, but a club that's able to run away with a perennially close AL East—with Manny Machado, Matt Wieters and Chris Davis all absent during the grind of September and October—is certainly one to be respected.  Had it not been for a historically...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why NFL preseason games matter

As a role player in the NFL, preseason games were critical for me to make my case for an annual roster spot.  I also now do work as a sideline analyst for NFL preseason broadcasts.  Those are my two pieces of potential bias towards preseason games, offered up front and center.  Independent of those two personal sidebars, it's abundantly clear that the elimination of preseason...
Via Football By Football
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

There appears to be a bit of a double standard in the WWE Universe. It seems that while the universe has been highly vocal in expressing their views on the Divas Revolution, those same voices appear to be a little too sensitive when the girls return the favor.   The wheels came off of the rails Monday night in Brooklyn on live television. During Monday Night RAW, about 15,000...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are neutral site games good for college football?

It’s almost time for college football! Pull up a chair and let’s talk college football as TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff writer Kevin Causey and special rotating guests in our weekly roundtable discussing all things college football. Yesterday, we discussed the biggest games of week one. Today we talk about neutral site games and their impact...
Via The Student Section
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen wants a trade this winter – and he’ll likely get it

Buried in this early autopsy of the 2015 Washington Nationals is an interesting line from Robert Boswell of the Washington Post regarding deposed closer Drew Storen. What you have is demoted, dissatisfied Drew Storen wanting a trade that he will almost certainly get this winter. Storen was dragged from the closer’s role for the second time in his tenure with the Nationals...
Via The Outside Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Winners and losers from the sports world: August edition

The month of August for sports fans is the one that is filled with angst and opportunity. Your favorite college football teams are gearing up with faint hopes of winning a national championship, making a bowl game or just defeating your rival. Your favorite NFL team is in training camp, trying hard to prepare for the upcoming season while not injuring half of the starting lineup...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

There are numerous factors that lead to good players having down seasons in the NFL. One of the biggest factors here has to be a situation that's out of the player's control. Injury issues and an inability to remain healthy can cause previously solid performers to struggle a great deal when recovering from said injury.Equally as important, front offices have failed some of the best...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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