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LeBron Wants Carmelo, Derrick Henry Puts On Show, Tebow One Injury Away

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Sources say LeBron James is interested in Carmelo Anthony joining him on the Lakers. At 34 years old, Anthony has been sitting out the season after the Houston Rockets let him go (while still paying his league minimum salary of $2.4 million). We won’t know if LeBron and the Lakers are serious until after December 15th, however, as Anthony can’t be traded until then.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry put on a show Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars scoring 4 touchdowns, rushing for 238 yards and thrilling everyone with a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run. Henry tied Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett from the Dallas Cowboys for the longest run in NFL history. Titans 30, Jaguars 9.

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Former Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow may play in the Majors this season according to recently hired New York Mets manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Tebow will begin the season with the Class AAA team, but if there’s an injury to the starting lineup, Wagenen thinks Tebow has a chance of stepping up. Prior to becoming the Mets manager, Wagenen was co-head of baseball at Creative Arts Agency and represented Tebow.

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NHL Expansion Team In Seattle, Redskins No Kaep, Fultz Has TOS

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The NHL is adding an expansion team in Seattle. With this addition, the League will now consist of 32 franchises. The group is co-owned by David Bonderman, the founding partner of TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group).  The Seattle franchise will be ready to compete in the 2021-22 season.

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The Washington Redskins have lost two quarterbacks to injuries in the past few weeks and have a somewhat shaky Mark Sanchez now at the helm. The team is still in the playoff mix so considering some other quarterback options, but according to coach Jay Gruden, Colin Kaepernick is not part of the discussion. Kaepernick is still pursuing a collusion case against the NFL and has been unsigned since 2016.

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Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz, the #1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, announced he has Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) which, according to his agent, “affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely limiting Markelle’s ability to shoot a basketball.” Fultz will begin physical therapy and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Many critics believed Fultz’s shooting issues were psychological, but with this new diagnosis, it appears Fultz really has some physical issues and can hopefully get healthy soon.

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Cowboys D Dominates Saints, 9-Year Old Writes Steph Curry And He Responds

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The Dallas Cowboys fought hard for a big upset of the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. With the win, the Cowboys snap the Saints 10 game win streak. The Cowboys defense dominated and prevented the Saints offense from scoring in the first half, the first time that’s happened in 72 games. Cowboys 13, Saints 10.

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In case you haven’t seen this story, it’s pretty sweet. A 9-year-old girl wrote the Warriors’ Steph Curry to tell him Under Armour (the company making his shoes) doesn’t sell girls shoes. Here’s her letter and here’s his great response:

Dear Mr. Stephen Curry,

My name is Riley (just like your daughter), I’m 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too.

Sincerely,
Riley Morrison

Hey Riley,

I appreciate your concern and have spent the last two days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue. Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as “Boys” on the website. We are correcting this now! I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly — so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5s now and you’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6. Lastly, we have something special in the works for International Women’s Day on March 8, and I want you to celebrate with me! More to come on that, but plan to be in Oakland that night! All the best! #RuinTheGame

Stephen

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Cooper Puts On Show For Dallas Win, Powerful Chicago D Wins, Saints 10th Straight Victory, Irving “bleeps” Thanksgiving

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The highlight of the Thanksgiving day NFL games featured newly acquired Dallas Cowboy receiver Amari Cooper (traded a few weeks ago for a first round pick from the Oakland Raiders) putting on a show and helping his team win over their rival Washington Redskins. Cooper finished the game with eight receptions, 180 yards and two touchdowns. Cowboys 31, Redskins 23

The Chicago Bears had a short week playing late last Sunday and then again yesterday. Thanks to a powerful defense, the Bears beat the Detroit Lions. The Bears lead the League in turnover margins this season and now have a 5-game win streak as a reward.  Bears 23, Lions 16.

In the late game on Thursday, the New Orleans Saints easily shut down the Atlanta Falcons for their 10th straight victory. The Saints defense should be credited with never letting the Falcons find their rhythm forcing fumbles and causing sacks. According to Saints defense end Camearon Jordan, “I do love the way that we played today. I do love the four turnovers. I do love the sacks. I do love the pressures. I do love the quarterback hits. For all terms and purposes, we had our Thanksgiving.” Saints 31, Falcons 17.

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Boston Celtics’ guard Kyrie Irving apologized for using profanity when describing the Thanksgiving holiday. After losing to the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, a reporter wished Irving a Happy Thanksgiving. Irving replied, “bleep” Thanksgiving. Irving apologized later saying “I spoke w/ frustration after last nights game and spoke words that shouldn’t be in a professional setting no matter what. Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. I’m grateful for the time We all can share with our families. We are always ONE.” According to reports, Irving’s frustration with the holiday is due to his Native American Heritage.

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Cavs Part With Smith After Tanking Comment, NFL Lineup For Turkey Day

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33-year-old shooting guard JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways. Smith is not having a great season with the Cavs and has had disagreements with the front office, but after he told the Athletic he believes the team is purposely tanking their season, he sealed his fate. He said, “I don’t think the goal is to win. The goal isn’t to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can. I think the goal is to develop and lose to get lottery picks. I think that was always the plan.”

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Here’s the NFL lineup for Turkey Day! Enjoy!

12:30 pm-Chicago Bears (7-3) at Detroit Lions (4-6)

4:30 pm-Washington Redskins (6-4) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)

8:20 pm-Atlanta Falcons (4-6)  and New Orleans Saints (9-1)

 

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Rams-Chiefs Highest Scoring Game In MNF History, Mark Sanchez Returns As Backup

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At 105 points in total, the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs battled it out for the highest scoring game in Monday Night Football’s 49-year history. It was also the first time in NFL history both teams scored over 50 points. With 14 touchdowns, a combined 1001 yards, and eight lead changes, this was a game to remember. The Rams slightly edged out the Chiefs in the end by a score of 54-51.  Rams coach Sean McVay summed up his feelings at the end of the game by saying “It was a whirlwind. I feel like I might need a couple of beverages to relax.”

A day after Alex Smith went down with a season-ending injury, the Washington Redskins signed Mark Sanchez as the backup QB for Colt McCoy. Sanchez was with the Dallas Cowboys last season but hasn’t played in a game since 2016. He was let go in April of last year and had to serve a 4-game suspension for violating performance-enhancing substances. Redskins coach Jay Gruden believes Sanchez is ready to step in if necessary.

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Alex Smith Breaks Leg, Roethlisberger Gets Picked And Motivated, Luck On Roll, Farting Controversy

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The most upsetting part of the NFL weekend was watching Washington Redskin quarterback Alex Smith carted off the field after suffering a devastating injury to his leg.  The Houston Texans Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt sacked Smith in the third quarter causing Smith to land awkwardly. Smith will undergo immediate surgery on two broken bones and will not be back this season. Former Redskins’ quarterback Joe Theismann was watching the game and had upsetting flashbacks as to when he broke his leg and ended his season exactly 33 years ago to the day. He said,  “And I wouldn’t watch the replay. It felt as if 1985 was yesterday. I had a sick feeling in my stomach and felt so bad for Alex.” Texans 23, Redskins 21.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was picked off three times in Sunday’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the future Hall of Famer found a way to win by targeting Antonio Brown then throwing himself into the end zone to seal the deal. After the game, Roethlisberger spoke of his inspiration. He said,“They had a linebacker … that wanted to let me know every time I threw an interception. He found me and told me how many interceptions I threw. It’s a little motivation, too.” Steelers 20, Jaguars 16.

The Dallas Cowboys pulled out a crucial win over the Atlanta Falcons and are now 5-5 on the season. They have an important game against their division rivals, the Washington Redskins, on Turkey Day. Dallas 22, Atlanta 19.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is on a roll. He now has 7 straight games with three passing touchdowns. He’s trailing only Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in this remarkable stat. Colts 38, Titans 10.

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In the oddest story I’ve seen in a while, a Dutch dart player Wesley Harms complained about losing a spot in the Grand Slam of Darts to Scottish player Gary Anderson because Anderson’s farts (yes, farts) were distracting him. He said it would “take him two night to lose this smell from my nose”.

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Packers Lose To Seahawks On TNF, Mahomes Ketchup For Life, Anthony No Longer Rocket

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has been taking the heat for his team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night. The Packers had the chance to put the game away, but failed to convert on a number of occasions (many blaming McCarthy for bad calls) and are now 4-5-1 on the season. Seahawks 24, Packers 21.

Patrick Mahomes, the celebrated Kansas City Chiefs quarterback who is having a remarkable season, told ESPN recently that he loves ketchup but now that he’s famous, is embarrassed to order it (especially when he’s eating steak). Heinz Ketchup responded by offering Mahomes a lifetime supply if he scores 57 touchdowns this season (which would also mean he’d be breaking Peyton Manning’s record of scoring 55 throwing TD’s and one running in a season).  Mahomes has been on a roll this year and is widely considered the top contender for MVP.

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Carmelo Anthony’s brief stint with the Houston Rockets is officially over. Anthony was signed as a free agent this summer, played poorly in 10 games, and is now looking for a new home. Rockets GM said, “Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D’Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him.” No word yet on which team will pick him up.

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Le’Veon Bell Forfeits Franchise Tag, Draymond Suspended For Game, Fans Upset Over Serena Cover

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The wait is over and Pittsburgh running back  Le’Veon Bell will officially not be a Steeler this year.  When he didn’t report to headquarters by the deadline on Tuesday 4:00 pm ET, he forfeited his franchise tag and $14.5 million salary (not including the $8.5 million he already gave up by not showing up at for the beginning part of the season). For a full recap of why Bell held out and what his options are now, click here.

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The Golden State Warriors suspended Draymond Green for a game without pay (around $120k) for yelling expletives at his teammate Kevin Durant. The situation got tense when Green refused to pass the ball to Durant then turned the ball over causing the game to go into overtime. At this point the players and coaches are minimizing the incident and claiming there are no long term issues with team chemistry.  In an interview, Green said, “What happened, happened. We’re trying to move on, we’re just trying to play basketball.”

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Serena Williams graced one of the covers of GQ’s Man of the Year issues with the word “Man”crossed out and “Woman” written in. Her fans were upset though because the word woman was placed in quotes. Serena has been accused by critics of appearing to “manly” and even using drugs to make her more muscular. Serena has said in response, “I just work hard and I was born with this badass body and proud of it.” According to GQ, the quotes weren’t meant as a slight. Apparently the designer uses quotes as part of his branding and past collaborations with Serena.

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Ingram Honores Bryant, Brees Moves Ahead Of Favre, Anthony May Not Return

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Former Dallas Cowboy superstar Dez Bryant signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints last week and just 48 hours later, tore his Achilles’ tendon, ending his season. His new teammate Mark Ingram paid a tribute to him on Sunday by crossing his arms in the form of an X after he scored a touchdown in the Saints win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Ingram explained the gesture and said, “Great playmaker, good dude, and we all hated to see what happened on Friday. So we just wanted to let him know he’s still part of us, and we’re holding him down.” Running back Alvin Kamara and receiver Michael Thomas also honored Bryant after scoring their touchdowns. Saints’ Quarterback Drew Brees had a big day moving ahead of Brett Favre and right behind Peyton Manning for career touchdown passes. Saints 51, Bengals 14.

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The Houston Rockets may have seen the end of their very short tenure with Carmelo Anthony. Anthony signed a one year deal with the Rockets but hasn’t been performing up to his All-Star status. At 34 years old, he’s now only averaging 13.4 points.  He’s also missed the last two games with an “illness”, and his teammates don’t know if he’ll return.

 

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