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"There were a few clues that Teddy Bridgewater's injury was worse than your garden-variety ACL tear. First, an ambulance showed up to the Vikings..." Read More
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  • Colin Kaepernick’s birth mother says NFL star has brought shame to America and his family

    news.com "The San Francisco 49ers quarterback copped widespread criticism from players and fans, but also support from others, when he refused to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ during Friday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. His mother Heidi Russo — who put Kaepernick up for..." August 31

  • Saints sign Paul Kruger

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints finished Tuesday with 74 players on their roster, but it looks like they’ll be topped up at 75 soon. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Saints will sign linebacker Paul Kruger. Kruger visited with the Saints on Tuesday after being released by the Browns and also drew interest..." August 31

  • Kaepernick Anger Intense in NFL Front Offices

    Bleacher Report "Across NFL front offices, there are team officials who are not offended, and even embrace, the controversial position of Colin Kaepernick. They are out there. Statistically, they have to be. But they are keeping a low profile. They seem to be far outnumbered by the members of NFL front offices..." August 31

  • ESPN's Jon Gruden breaks down Broncos' chances with Trevor Siemian

    DenverBroncos.com "ESPN's Monday Night Football commentator and former head coach Jon Gruden said Tuesday he thinks the Broncos can find early wins as Trevor Siemian "continues to progress and show the world what he's all about." Gruden joined Sean McDonough, Lisa Salters and producer Jay Rothman on a media..." August 31

  • Power runners Derrick Henry, DeMarco Murray give Titans offense an identity

    Tennessean "In a league that seemingly becomes more pass-happy with each passing year, the Titans’ emphasis on an old-school, smashmouth attack may offer a unique advantage. How many NFL defenses, after all, are gearing themselves toward stopping power rushing offenses these days? Instead of loading up..." August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Coco Crisp trade to Indians will come down Wednesday

    Bay Area Sports "Coco Crisp has been traded to the Cleveland Indians by the A’s, with an official announcement about the deal’s particulars due Wednesday. According to someone close to the outfielder, Crisp waived his no-trade 10-and-5 rights (10 years in the big leagues and the last five with the same team) on..." August 31

  • Shelby Miller will return to D-Backs’ rotation on Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Shelby Miller will return to the Diamondbacks’ starting rotation on Wednesday to start against the Giants at AT&T Field. Miller had an abysmal first half of the season, which included a stint on the disabled list with a finger injury caused by..." August 31

  • Five to six MLB teams interested in signing Tim Tebow

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Tebow has received interest from about 5-6 MLB teams, according to a report. Tebow held his workout for professional baseball scouts on Tuesday at USC’s Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles. He ran a 60-yard dash, threw balls from the outfield to show his arm strength, caught balls in the outfield,..." August 30

  • Stephen Strasburg expected to return next week

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Nationals were dealt good news Tuesday. According to pitching coach Mike Maddux, ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg will return to action as soon as he’s eligible. Strasburg was placed on the DL on August 22, his second DL stint of the season. He last pitched on August..." August 30

  • Adidas Endorser Joel Embiid Says, "Don't Play Ball in Yeezys"

    Sole Collector "The adidas Yeezy Boost line isn't made for playing basketball, but that hasn't stopped NBA players from lacing up the sneakers for games here and there. Adidas endorser Joel Embiid doesn't approve, having discovered the hard way how unsuitable they are for that sort of activity. The 76ers..." August 31

  • Nick Young: ‘Chris Brown Is Making The Block Hot’

    SLAM Online "Music star Chris Brown has been in a standoff with the LAPD after he allegedly threatened a woman inside of his Los Angeles home and neighbor Nick Young is on the scene. While police helicopters circled overhead, the Lakers guard took to Instagram to tell everyone that Breezy is “making the..." August 31

  • Terry Stotts says Trail Blazers 'have to get better defensively'

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts joined Brian Wheeler and Michael Holton on Courtside Monday night to discuss the Blazers' offseason and how the team can grow heading into the 2016-17 season. Stotts said he expects the majority of the roster to be in Portland working out for most..." August 31

  • Tyrus Thomas calls for more attention on Baton Rouge relief

    The Undefeated "Tyrus Thomas’ cellphone never stopped ringing in July after Alton Sterling was shot several times at close range and killed by two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers. The former NBA player’s cellphone rang again when three Baton Rouge policemen were killed. In both instances, he picked..." August 31

  • Boban Marjanovic's 7-foot-3 stature already giving Andre Drummond fits

    Michigan Live "Quite literally, Andre Drummond is no longer the big man on campus with the Detroit Pistons. The 6-foot-11, 279-pound All-Star center was usurped last month with the addition of the bigger, taller Boban Marjanovic. And it's already creating, ahem, some friendly tension on the court. "I..." August 31

  • Forward Jarret Stoll to attend Blue Jackets’ camp on PTO

    Sportsnet "Forward Jarret Stoll will attend Columbus Blue Jackets’ training camp on a professional try-out, the team announced Tuesday. The Melville, Saskatchewan, native spent the 2016-17 season with the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, scoring four goals and totalling nine points in 80 games. The..." August 30

  • Dmitry Orlov is still unsigned, but the Capitals see a greater role for him

    Washington Post "If there’s any uncertainty about whether Dmitry Orlov will be with the Capitals next season, Washington’s coaching staff hasn’t shown it. A restricted free agent defenseman, Orlov is still unsigned with training camp less than a month away, but when Coach Barry Trotz and Todd Reirden, recently..." August 30

  • Dominic Moore joins Boston Bruins

    Today's Slapshot "Veteran forward Dominic Moore put up six goals and 15 points in 80 regular season games for the New York Rangers last season. As a bottom six forward, he’s remained serviceable – if not necessarily the most offensively productive – over the last few seasons, but failed to earn a new contract..." August 30

  • Canes invite veteran Torres to camp on PTO

    TSN "Raffi Torres could have another shot at the National Hockey League. The 34-year-old Toronto native has been invited to the Carolina Hurricanes' camp on a professional tryout basis. Though nothing has been signed, Aaron Ward reports that Torres will accept the offer. A 15-year pro, Torres..." August 30

  • On Ben Bishop, and his uncertain future in Tampa Bay

    Pro Hockey Talk "On the surface, the whole thing just doesn’t seem fair. In this corner we have Ben Bishop — at 6-foot-7, the tallest netminder in NHL history — coming off a banner campaign in which he cemented himself as one of the game’s elite. Those covering Bolts almost unanimously agreed Bishop was the..." August 30

  • Starting DL Travis Tuiloma ‘probably a month away’ from playing for BYU

    College Football Talk "Like “high-ankle,” there’s a reason the adjective “dreaded” is normally attached to any discussion of a Lisfranc injury. In BYU’s bowl game in late December last season, Travis Tuiloma sustained a foot injury. Eight months later and with the season opener against Arizona fast approaching on..." August 31

  • A middle schooler was lonely at lunch, so an FSU WR came to the rescue

    ESPN "This is your daily reminder of the good in the world. Bo Paske is an autistic student at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. He was sitting alone at lunch, and Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph took notice. His mom told the story on Facebook. I was just a kid not too..." August 31

  • USC Linebacker Osa Masina Under Investigation For Sexual Assault

    The Big Lead "Osa Masina will not be traveling with USC as the Trojans head to Dallas to face No. 1 Alabama this weekend. The sophomore linebacker has been suspended as he is being investigated for sexual assault in two cities. While details are scant, Masina is reportedly under investigation for a sexual..." August 30

  • Auburn defensive back Stephen Roberts suspended for season opener with Clemson, possibly longer

    Alabama "Auburn defensive back Stephen Roberts, who was arrested last week on misdemeanor charges for an unlicensed firearm and attempting eluding of an officer, is suspended for Saturday's season opener against No. 2 Clemson and possibly longer. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the punishment for..." August 30

  • Alabama tops the preseason 1-128 NCAA Re-rank

    USA Today "With just days until the start of the 2016 college football season, here is USA TODAY Sports’ preseason ranking of the entire Football Bowl Subdivision from No. 1 (Alabama) through No. 128 (not Alabama). Technically, the season has already begun: California defeated Hawaii, 51-31, during last..." August 30

  • Darius Bazley, Justin Ahrens -- pair of 2018 Ohio prospects -- commit to Ohio State basketball

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "That jump Ohio State basketball was trying to get on its 2018 recruiting class? Consider it a done deal. The Buckeyes on Saturday picked a pair of verbal commitments from Ohio prospects Darius Bazley and Justin Ahrens. Those commitments bring the 2018 class up to three prospects, and there's..." August 30

  • Ohio prospect Kyle Young represents historic Butler recruiting coup

    Indianapolis Star "Kyle Young did not wait for an official visit to the college basketball power in his home state. The 6-7 forward from Massillon, Ohio, committed to Butler on Monday, representing one of the biggest recruiting coups ever for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs long targeted Young, and efforts by coach..." August 30

  • Bola Olaniyan officially joins Alabama basketball

    247 Sports "Alabama men's basketball has officially announced the addition of Southern Illinois grad transfer Bola Olaniyan. “We are just thrilled to have Bola join our team,” head coach Avery Johnson said in a University press release. “His experience and leadership are going to be very valuable for us...." August 30

  • Texas A&M freshman Kobie Eubanks out with foot fracture

    Today's U "Kobie Eubanks, a late addition to the Texas A&M recruiting class, will be sidelined for at least the next month with a stress fracture in his foot. Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com was the first to report the news Monday morning. Eubanks is a top 100 player was headed to Alabama but didn’t..." August 30

  • Syracuse lands Nebraska transfer Andrew White

    CBS Sports "Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he said Sunday. Since he's already a college graduate, White will be immediately eligible to play next season." August 28