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Sam Bradford looks like a perfect fit for Eagles’ offense, but this is only preseason

Sam Bradford said exactly what you’d expect from a player who had played for an extended period for the first time in over a year. Never mind that he was nearly perfect. He was tempering expectations. “I think it would be a little unrealistic to think you’re going to have that type of game every […]

Riley Curry wants her ankles taped just like her dad’s

Little Riley Curry is her dad’s Mini-Me, evidently right down to the ankles. Riley continues to vie for the title of America’s most adorable 3-year-old in the latest Instagram post from Stephen Curry. In the photo, taken by Golden State Warriors public relations director Dan Martinez, Riley is getting taped up just like her Pops, […]

John Daly recovering from collapsed lung after collapsing on golf course

John Daly was recovering Sunday after collapsing on a Mississippi golf course Saturday and being rushed to a hospital. Daly underwent treatment for a collapsed lung that is the result of a rib injury, his manager said Sunday. “Daly has fought a lingering rib injury since 2007 which recently has been causing severe pain and […]

Fan dies after falling at Turner Field during Yankees-Braves game

A fan died Saturday after falling from the upper deck at the New York Yankees-Atlanta Braves game, according to reporters at Turner Field. Details were scarce, but ESPN’s Wallace Matthews reported that the fan, a male, was in his 60s. A witness said the fan was leaning over the rail screaming at A-Rod when he suddenly tumbled over […]

Ravens’ Steve Smith Sr. watches game with his kids after getting tossed

After Steve Smith Sr. of the Baltimore Ravens was ejected for fighting in Saturday’s game against the Redskins, the veteran receiver didn’t sit in the locker room for the rest of the game. He went and watched with his kids in a box. His son uploaded a Snapchat to document the event, even going as far as to […]

Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree to a contract extension

The Atlanta Falcons on Saturday came to terms with wide receiver Julio Jones on a contract extension, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported. The Falcons have reached a five-year agreement with Julio Jones on a contract extension, per source. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 29, 2015 This was the Falcons’ biggest contract priority of 2015, and GM Thomas […]

Report: U.S. Olympic committee reaches agreement with Los Angeles for 2024 bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee has agreed with Los Angeles city officials to allow the city to become the U.S. bidder for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday afternoon. The Los Angeles City Council will still need to vote on the measure to allow Mayor Eric Garcetti to move forward, but according […]

Usain Bolt does LeBron James impression after winning 4×100 relay for Jamaica

Unlike LeBron James, who came up just short in the NBA Finals this year, Usain Bolt has been winning everything at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Following gold-medal-winning performances in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, Bolt tacked on a third win on Saturday by helping Jamaica take home gold in the 4×100 relay. James […]

Jets’ Nick Mangold helps police thwart a gang of teenage car thieves

New York Jets center Nick Mangold became an accidental hero last weekend after he apparently helped police track down a gang of teenage car thieves by calling 911 after hearing his own car’s alarm go off one morning. TMZ first reported the news on Friday. NY Jets' Nick Mangold — Pro Bowl Citizen Helps Take Down Car Burglary […]

Hulk Hogan isn’t holding a grudge against WWE after being fired over racist comments

Hulk Hogan went from top of the food chain at WWE to being kicked out of the bread line after an audio transcript of him talking disparagingly about African Americans went viral last month. Hogan wasn’t just terminated, but all references to the Hall of Famer were wiped from WWE’s Web site and his name became […]

Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott wants to trademark ‘hero in a half-shirt’

Ever wanted to don a top that read “In Crop We Trust” or “Hero in a Half-Shirt”? Well, you better get to the screen-printing shop now because if Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott gets his way, he’ll soon own those phrases. Earlier this month, the 20-year-old crop-top enthusiast submitted applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]

Twitter comedians come out after Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic gets red card against Arsenal

Newcastle’s 20-year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is making a name for himself in the Premier League for all the wrong reasons. After being shown a yellow card less than five seconds into his first career Premier League match two weeks ago for a wild lunge on Southampton’s Matt Targett, he got written up again last week for a […]

Jordan Spieth loses No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings after failing to make the cut at the Barclays

Sports Illustrated boldly declared it “The Spieth Era” after 22-year-old Jordan Spieth took home the top prize at the Masters earlier this year. For a while, that seemed absolutely true. Nothing seemed to be stopping the young Texan as he continued to rise in the world golf rankings. Then just two weeks ago, after finishing […]

Ronda Rousey-Holly Holm fight moved up to UFC 193 in bid to break attendance record

Ronda Rousey fans get ready. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion will defend her belt against challenger Holly Holm two months sooner than originally planned. UFC President Dana White announced the change of date and venue for the fight on a Friday night broadcast of “SportsCenter,” saying the two will face off at UFC 193 on Nov. […]

Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers broadcast booth for a 67th season

Baseball fans can rejoice yet again. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday that broadcaster Vin Scully, 87, will return to the booth in 2016 for an astonishing 67th year. OFFICIAL: It'll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 29, 2015 “I talked […]

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder tries to rob a home run that lands 30 feet behind him

When Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier took the field tonight, he didn’t plan on adding his name to the blooper reels. But that’s exactly what he did. The second-year center fielder out of Parkland College misjudged a pop-up by Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales, which was ruled a home run after hitting […]

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett fined $17K for preseason hit on Alex Smith

Preseason games don’t really count, but the fines are already adding up in a very real way. On Friday, the NFL hit Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett with a $17,363 bill for delivering a hit to the head/neck area to Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith during their Aug. 21 preseason game. USA Today’s Tom Pelissero first […]

Lakers are leaving Kobe Bryant’s future up to Kobe Bryant

The Kobe Bryant of today is not the same as the Kobe Bryant of yesteryear. That’s not a knock on the L.A. Lakers’ most senior player, it’s simply a statement of fact. Bryant, 37, is past his prime. Riddled with injuries in the past two seasons, Bryant started just 41 games, putting up his lowest combined […]

Woman suing Red Sox owner after being hit by foul ball in stadium

Thanks to the inscrutable legalese known as fine print, when you attend a sporting event these days, you usually do so at your own risk. But what if the stadium fails to uphold its end of the bargain? That’s what’s at the center of a case in Boston that has one woman suing Red Sox […]

Illinois football fires Coach Tim Beckman seven days before season opener

Man, those Mandarin-language Illinois football broadcasts are going to be awkward. Breaking news: FootballScoop has learned that Illinois has fired Tim Beckman — FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 28, 2015 Illinois has fired Tim Beckman, source tells @FOXsports. Show More Summary

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