NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Grades for every NFL team’s performance in Week 3

Week 3 of the NFL season is now in the books, and various rookie quarterbacks are already beginning to take the reins as starters for their respective teams. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr already has some company. Fellow rookie quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles made their regular season debuts Sunday. Bridgewater came in because […]

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Video: Andrew Wiggins throws out first pitch at Twins game

Timberwolves rookie SF Andrew Wiggins threw out the first pitch at Monday night’s Diamondbacks-Twins games. And he delivered—throwing a strike in the Twins’ final home series of 2014. He posed for a photo before the game, and was all smiles while readying himself for the first pitch. He then took the mound and threw a pitch that had solid velocity and caught most of the plate. […]

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

James Harrison is returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers

LB James Harrison’s retirement didn’t last very long. Just 17 days after he made the official announcement to hang up his cleats, Harrison is returning to Pittsburgh to likely reunite with his former team. James Harrison is coming back to play for the Steelers. — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette)

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers

Five things we learned from Steelers-Panthers

After a shellacking at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers emphatically stated that they aren’t about to be manhandled again. With a 37-19 dismantling of the Carolina Panthers in prime time, Pittsburgh showed improvement and once again seems to be in the thick of a wide-open field in what has been a whacky […]

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Five things we learned from Packers-Lions

The Green Bay Packers kicked off a three-game set against the NFC North on the road against the Detroit Lions. What many thought would be a high-scoring game turned into a defensive showdown, with Detroit emerging as the better team. Let’s take a look at what we learned from the Packers loss. Playcalling needs to […]

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Watch: Josh Donaldson hits walk-off home run and flips bat like a boss

Josh Donaldson provided just what the doctor ordered for the A’s on Sunday. The third baseman’s walk-off home run in the 10th inning helped propel his team to an 8-6 victory over the Phillies. And he did it with style. Check out the epic bat flip following Donaldson’s third walk-off round-tripper of the season. Miguel […]

NFL: Preseason-San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers

Anquan Boldin blasts officials following loss to Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin was not happy with the officiating in Sunday’s Niners-Cardinals game. The Niners were whistled for nine penalties (107 yards) on the day, in a game that was called pretty tight by referee Gene Steratore’s crew. Boldin summed up how he felt about it. And he did not hold back […]

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Seahawks CB DeShawn Shead proposed to his girlfriend after victory over Denver Broncos

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos—again—in Sunday afternoon’s Super Bowl XLVIII rematch. But for Seahawks CB DeShawn Shead, it was all about what happened after the game. When his teammates took their postgame showers and prepared for the impending news conferences in the locker room, Shead took his girlfriend out to midfield at CenturyLink Field. […]

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Watch: Drew Brees loses it after Captain Munnerlyn slams him

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is usually calm and collected on the field. But in Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, after CB Captain Munnerlyn came free and sacked him late in the third quarter, he lost it. It wasn’t about the sack, though. It was about the way he finished it. Munnerlyn blitzed off […]

NFL: Houston Texans at New York Giants

Watch: J.J. Watt shoots into backfield and blows up run play

Pro tip: Make sure Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt is accounted for at all times. The Giants learned the hard way on one particular play early in the third quarter, in which Watt shot through the A-Gap and blew up a play before anyone even knew what happened. Watt dropped RB Rashad Jennings for a loss […]

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Arizona completes Hail Mary pass to beat Cal (VIDEO)

If you fell asleep and missed the conclusion of Saturday night’s Cal-Arizona matchup, you were unfortunate to have missed the play of the year thus far in an action-packed game that featured 1200 total yards of offense. Arizona WR Austin Hill (eight catches, 127 yards) capped off a momentous comeback by hauling in a 47-yard […]

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Mississippi State OL stomps on LSU player, does not get penalized

Mississippi State OL Dillon Day did his best Ndamukong Suh impersonation in Saturday night’s game against LSU. Following one particular play in the game, he jumped up and stomped on LSU DT Davon Godchaux’s stomach. But the officials appeared to miss the infraction, and even though he should have been ejected, he was not flagged […]

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Five International football players and teams trending upward

At this stage of their respective campaigns, there are some teams in dire need of success on the pitch. Let’s take a look at what transpired this week and how these teams can use their momentum as a springboard heading into the subsequent weeks of the season. Mesut Ozil By all accounts, this German international footballer […]

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Cadet saves Reveille from impending collision with SMU WR

Texas A&M’s mascot, Reveille, was trying to take a nap during Saturday’s TAMU-SMU game. But in a matter of seconds, after a bang-bang play, he was moments away from being involved in a big collision. In the second quarter of the game, with 1:36 remaining in the half, SMU aired it out down the field […]

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Fan catches Lucas Duda’s home run in popcorn bucket

As long as popcorn buckets are being sold at ballparks, there’s no need to even bring a mitt to games anymore, apparently. When New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda crushed a 2-run home run into the right-field bleachers at Turner Field, one particular Braves fan put his popcorn bucket to good use. After munching on […]

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Ref gets pummeled by UConn player

One particular referee in Friday night’s USF-UConn game learned to stay away from the action that surrounds loose footballs at all costs. But he learned the hard way. In the opening drive of the game, on the fourth play from scrimmage, UConn QB Chandler Whitmer was strip-sacked by USF DB Chris Dunkley. Huskies RB Ron Johnson […]

NFL: Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton says he feels for Greg Hardy

Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List on Wednesday and is currently deactivated until his pending domestic violence case concludes. But QB Cam Newton recently said it hasn’t distracted or affected the team thus far (via ESPN.com). “Distraction? I wouldn’t say it’s much of a distraction,” Newton said. “You kind of, you […]

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White House urges NFL to crack down on domestic violence

After a long, eventful week in the NFL news world—which, unfortunately featured more domestic violence-related stories rather than the action taking place on the field—fans were hoping Friday would be light on the DV news front. But that wasn’t the case. The White House reportedly decided to weigh in about the league’s domestic violence issue early Friday […]

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Watch: Falcons fan grabs boyfriend’s crotch after exciting first down

One particular Atlanta Falcons fan took celebrating to a new extreme after her team converted on third down. Faced with a 3rd-and-10 situation against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football, leading 28-0, QB Matt Ryan hit WR Julio Jones for a big 20-yard gain to move the chains. And one female fan grabbed […]

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