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Explosive new allegations surface about disgraced former OSU coach Zach Smith

On Friday evening, Brett McMurphy, who broke the Zach Smith story a couple weeks back and has been the leading force behind most of the breaking news on this front, shared more alarming details that have emerged concerning Smith and his behavior while coachin

Zach Smith: Explosive new allegations surface about disgraced former OSU coach

On Friday evening, Brett McMurphy, who broke the Zach Smith story a couple weeks back and has been the leading force behind most of the breaking news on this front, shared more alarming details that have emerged concerning Smith and his behavior while coachin

Report: Nick Foles won't need prolonged recovery for 'minor' shoulder injury

The Philadelphia Eagles and their fans collectively held their breath on Thursday night when Nick Foles suffered a shoulder injury, but thankfully it’s not anything to be concerned about long term.On Friday afternoon, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported tha

Bobby Petrino guarantees Louisville will beat Alabama

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is raising expectations ahead of his team’s season-opening tilt against Alabama.At a Louisville luncheon ahead of the Sept. 1 game against the Crimson Tide, Petrino promised that the Cardinals were going to take out Alabama i

DB hit with big fine for violating new helmet rule after getting cut from Colts

Shamarko Thomas’ helmet-to-helmet hit in the Indianapolis Colts’ first preseason game was particularly costly for him.Not only was Thomas cut by the Colts two days after becoming the first player penalized for the new helmet rule, but now he’s been fine

Astros’ George Springer activated off disabled list

As the Houston Astros fight to keep their lead atop the A.L. West, they now welcome back a player who will help in a substantial way.On Friday, Houston activated outfielder George Springer off the 10-day disabled list. He landed on the disabled list at the st

Kevin Love: LeBron inspired him after panic attack admission

Kevin Love revealed during an interview with Carson Daly for NBC’s “TODAY” how LeBron James shared a powerful message with him shortly after his admission that he had suffered a panic attack during a game this past season. NBC previewed the interview 

Sixers hire ex-WNBA star Lindsey Harding as full-time scout

The Sixers have hired Lindsey Harding as a full-time scout for the 2018-19 season, Ramona Shelburne of reports. Harding was one of the best women’s basketball players in Duke history and was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in 2007.“I thin

Urban Meyer investigation could linger

The investigation into Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer is still ongoing.And, it may linger past the original two-week deadline set by the committee. Per ESPN’s Dan Murphy, it “will be finished when it’s finished.”In the meantime, Meyer rema

Ben Simmons finally confirms relationship with Kendall Jenner

In what was generally already accepted as public knowledge, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons finally confirmed this week that he is indeed dating model and reality television star Kendall Jenner, saying the romance is “going great.” The super-couple ha

Dez Bryant concludes Browns visit without a deal

Dez Bryant and the Cleveland Browns held discussions that lasted nearly 24 hours, but in the end the free agent receiver left without a deal. On Thursday as Bryant met with the Cleveland brass, it was reported that any potential deal between the two parties w

Rival GM believes Bryce Harper will sign with Phillies

Bryce Harper’s impending free agency not surprisingly continues to dominate the Major League Baseball rumor mill. With that in mind, the latest batch of speculation comes courtesy of Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman, who relays that one rival MLB general manage

Russell Wilson defends Earl Thomas: ‘This is our livelihoods’

Earl Thomas’s absence leaves the Seattle Seahawks without a key defender, but quarterback Russell Wilson understands why the All-Pro safety is holding out.While the signal-caller would undoubtedly prefer Thomas be with Seattle, Wilson acknowledged the simpl

Report: Patriots first-round pick Isaiah Wynn out for season

The New England Patriots have plenty of concerns along the offensive line heading into the 2018 season, and they were dealt a major blow in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.Rookie offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, who was carted o

Did Josh Gordon leave Browns over child support dispute?

Josh Gordon made the surprising announcement last month that he is leaving the Cleveland Browns temporarily despite reports that he has not failed a drug test or violated any NFL rules, and there has been speculation that his leave of absence could have to d

Patrick Beverley: 'We are the best team in L.A. for sure'

LeBron who?That’s presumably the point Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was attempting to convey when arguing the Los Angeles Lakers are not the best team in the City of Angels. The arrival of the aforementioned LeBron James, along with veterans

Dez Bryant, agent still in Cleveland, talks with Browns to continue

Dez Bryant and his agent, Kim Miale, spent the night in Cleveland after meeting with Browns brass on Thursday, according to a report from’s Mary Kay Cabot. Ongoing discussions related to a potential contract are expected to continue on Friday

Brady says Foles handshake story is ‘made up’ issue

Tom Brady and Nick Foles finally got together on Thursday night for a handshake many felt should have happened six months ago, though the New England Patriots star insists any talk about the interaction — or lack thereof — has been overblown.After the Phi

Marlins SP Jose Ureña receives six-game suspension

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Marlins righty Jose Urena has received a six-game suspension for plunking Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. in Wednesday night's game. Atlanta first base coach Eric Young Sr. was also hit with a one-game ban fo

Dez Bryant, Browns working things out

Dez Bryant joining the Cleveland Browns is becoming a very real possibility.The free agent wideout is currently in Cleveland visiting the Browns. And, it appears as though things are going well. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the two sides are talking. It looks

Eagles QB Nick Foles leaves preseason debut with shoulder injury

Having missed the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason opener to injury, reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles made his first appearance on an NFL field since winning the title last February.It didn’t go too swimmingly for Foles against the New England Patriots. H

Eagles fan trolls Patriots with airplane banner above Gillette Stadium

The Philadelphia Eagles are in Foxborough, Mass., on Thursday night to take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in a preseason match-up. The exhibition of course will be a revival of the teams’ showdown Super Bowl LII, albeit with far lower stak

Packers working on deal to make Aaron Rodgers highest-paid in NFL history

Aaron Rodgers has exhibited plenty of patience when it comes to his contract status, and it seems like that will pay off.The 34-year-old is signed through 2019 and set to make around $20 million each of the next two years. And though the Green Bay Packers hav

Blake Bortles defends Jalen Ramsey’s criticism of QBs

Jalen Ramsey made plenty of headlines on Wednesday when his criticism of multiple NFL quarterbacks went viral.In an interview with GQ, Ramsey shared his take on several quarterbacks and was not afraid to say when he felt like a player stunk or is overrated.Ra

Khalil Mack now facing more than $1 million in fines

As Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack’s holdout in search of a new contract stretches into another week, the hits keep coming to his wallet.According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Mack will not report before Oakland’s second preseason game and will no

MLB’s six-game suspension of Jose Ureña is not enough

MLB did not take long to suspend Jose Ureña for hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. in Wednesday’s game, but the suspension was not enough.MLB announced on Thursday that Ureña has been suspended six games for his actions. Braves first base coach Eric Young Sr. wa

Dez Bryant, Browns not expected to reach deal on Thursday

Dez Bryant and the Cleveland Browns are not expected to reach a deal on Thursday, according to a report.Bryant was in Cleveland Thursday to visit with the Browns, who could use a big-time playmaker at receiver. He even brought his agent to the visit, suggesti

Yasiel Puig receives two-game suspension for Nick Hundley incident

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was slapped with a two-game suspension and a fine for his role in a recent dust-up with the Giants. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times had the news. Those interested in seeing the video and some of the reactions from those tw

Tigers place Aretha Franklin tribute in game notes

Aretha Franklin, also known as the “Queen of Soul,” is more revered in the city of Detroit than anywhere else in the world.Having passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday, Franklin leaves behind an imprint on American culture that very few can even compet

Dez Bryant reportedly brought agent with him on Browns visit

Dez Bryant visited with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, and it would appear the star wide receiver is hoping to stay a while.Mark Kay Cabot of reports that Bryant brought his agent, Kim Miale, with him while he worked out with the Browns. Tha

Dez Bryant ‘trying to work some things out’ with Browns

Dez Bryant is not a member of the Cleveland Browns. Not yet, anyway. The veteran receiver is in Cleveland though and as expected, is meeting with the Browns.While he acknowledged that he and the team are “trying to work some things out,” Bryant also seeme

Report: It would be an upset if Darnold isn’t Jets’ Week 1 starter

New York Jets rookie first-round pick Sam Darnold flashed big time in his preseason debut against the Atlanta Falcons last week. How much? Well, he’s earning first-team practice reps over his veteran counterparts and is slated to start Friday against the Ne

Aaron Judge ‘frustrated’ over recovery from injured wrist

Aaron Judge admitted on Thursday to being “frustrated” over how long it's taking for his fractured wrist to heal.The New York Yankees slugger has been on the shelf since getting plunked by a fastball from Kansas City Royals pitcher Jakob Junis on July 26

Report: Browns' Josh Gordon did not fail drug test

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon did not fail a drug test this offseason, Mary Kay Cabot of reports. There were previous rumblings that Gordon did not directly violate the league’s substance abuse policy, but this is the first confirmation t

Report: Ben Roethlisberger out of concussion protocol and ‘fine’

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the practice field on Tuesday after he suffered an apparent head injury, but early indications are that it was not serious.Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Thursday that Roethlisber

Stephen Curry: Timberwolves passed on him in draft over his love of golf

The Minnesota Timberwolves had the opportunity to select Stephen Curry with one of two picks toward to the top of the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. Instead, the T-Wolves opted to select Ricky Rubio with the No. 5 and then Johnny Flynn at No. 6.In hindsig

Tiger Woods’ caddie paid heckler $25 to beat it at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods has re-established himself as the biggest draw on the PGA Tour thanks to some brilliant performances in The Open Championship and last weekend’s PGA Championship, which culminated in one of the most memorable final rounds of golf in recent memor

Ronda Rousey hopes to extend WWE stay

Ronda Rousey is enjoying her new life in WWE. In fact, she’s enjoying it so much that she’s thinking about sticking around for a lot longer.According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Rousey is already thinking contract extension.“I love this way more than

Sports world pays respects to Aretha Franklin

On Thursday morning, legendary performer Aretha Franklin passed away. Franklin, a beloved soul singer known as the “Queen of Soul," passed away after battling pancreatic cancer.Franklin’s music was loved by millions and her presence forever felt by those
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