• Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris…

    Shutdown Corner25 mins ago
    Fri, Aug 26
    New England19 - 17Carolina
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  • David Ortiz won't stop homering, hits 534th to tie Jimmie Foxx

    Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is having one heck of a farewell season. Big Papi hit his latest home run on Sunday night when the Red Sox were facing the Kansas City Royals. It was the fourth inning and Yordano Ventura was on the mound, and he managed to get Big Papi to a 2-1 count before, well,…

    Big League Stew44 mins ago
    Mon, Aug 29
    7:10 PM EDT
    Tampa Bay at Boston
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  • Juggernaut Index, No. 9: The Dallas Cowboys

    The Cowboys will open the season as they ended 2015, without Tony Romo. The Juggernaut Index is our annual ranking and review of NFL teams for fantasy purposes — repeat: FANTASY PURPOSES. Tony Romo is probably the greatest oft-maligned quarterback in NFL history.

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  • What We Learned: Inside the NHL’s coach-hiring trend

    One of the big recent trends in hockey over the past few years has been teams in need of coaches going outside the “old boys network” of the 40 or so guys who could reliably get coaching jobs in the NHL. It used to be that if your team fired a coach, the odds were that it would then hire a guy…

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  • Browns cut pass rusher Paul Kruger, who criticizes how team used him

    Paul Kruger likely knew his time was coming with the Cleveland Browns when he saw the flurry of moves the team made in the offseason that directly affected his livelihood. Paul Kruger was cut by the Cleveland Browns, a decision he disagreed with (AP). Kruger, 30, was released by the Browns on…

    Shutdown Corner
    Fri, Aug 26
    Cleveland13 - 30Tampa Bay
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  • Josh Donaldson smashes three home runs in win over Twins

    The race for the American League MVP award just got cloudier Sunday. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson announced his presence with authority, bashing three home runs during a 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. Donaldson’s first blast came in a big spot for the Blue Jays.

    Big League Stew
    Mon, Aug 29
    7:05 PM EDT
    Toronto at Baltimore
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  • Barclays finishes for Reed, Fowler amplified by Ryder Cup qualifying

    Patrick Reed won twice on Sunday at The Barclays. First, to the happy Augusta State product, who picked up his fifth PGA Tour win at Bethpage Black, winning the FedEx Cup playoff opener by a shot over Emiliano Grillo and Sean O’Hair. Not only did he win the trophy to end an 19-month winless skid…

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  • Carlos Beltran's miraculous hair growth inspires Rangers in win

    With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Texas Rangers have put themselves in exceptional shape to compete for a World Series title. At 77-54, the club holds an 8.5 game lead in the American League West, and midseason additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran have…

    Big League Stew
    Mon, Aug 29
    8:05 PM EDT
    Seattle at Texas
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  • Young fan cries tears of joy after getting Mike Trout's autograph

    One young Los Angeles Angels fan cried tears of joy after getting an autograph from superstar outfielder Mike Trout. Trout is out before the start of Sunday’s game signing autographs for some young fans. It’s tough to know exactly what the kid says to Trout, but strong lip readers at home can…

    Big League Stew
  • Quick takeaways from Michigan: Keselowski's penalty is likely pointless

    • Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Michigan. Afterwards, his car failed the laser inspection station during NASCAR’s post-race inspection. Keselowski is already locked into the Chase by virtue of being a four-time winner in the Cup Series.

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  • Brock Osweiler finally has promising preseason performance

    It does not want him to look like Brock Osweiler did for the first half of the Houston Texans’ preseason. After a poor debut and a so-so second game, Osweiler finally looked comfortable as a Texan in preseason game No. 3. Osweiler, against a good Arizona Cardinals defense, completed 11 of 13…

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    Sun, Aug 28
    Arizona24 - 34Houston
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  • Reports: Mississippi State DL Nick James arrested

    Mississippi State defensive lineman Nick James was reportedly arrested early Sunday morning. According to the Starkville Daily News, James was arrested for public intoxication at Rick’s Cafe, a bar near MSU’s campus in Starkville. The arrest occurred at 1:36 a.m., the Daily News is reporting, and…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Check out the Minnesota Vikings' fabulous new stadium

    One of the most impressive things about the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium was how it looked on television. It looked, for the most part, like the Vikings and San Diego Chargers were playing outdoors.

    Shutdown Corner
    Sun, Aug 28
    San Diego10 - 23Minnesota
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  • Bubble Watch: Larson's win changes complexion of race for final Chase spots

    Ryan Newman is now outside of the Chase with two races to go before it begins (Getty Imags). The fight for the final few Chase spots looks a whole hell of a lot different after Kyle Larson’s victory Sunday at Michigan than it did entering the race. Larson, who was outside of the Chase via points…

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  • Colin Kaepernick says he'll continue to sit during national anthem

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick understood his national anthem protest would draw some attention and criticism. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, he told 49ers reporters on Sunday. Chris Biderman, who covers the team for The Niners Wire, a part of the…

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    Fri, Aug 26
    Green Bay21 - 10San Francisco
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  • Kyle Larson gets first Sprint Cup win at Michigan

    Kyle Larson got his first points win on Sunday (Getty). Kyle Larson sprinted away from Chase Elliott on the race’s final restart to grab the first Sprint Cup Series win of his career at Michigan on Sunday. Elliott was the leader on that restart, which came with nine to go.

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  • Syracuse bolsters perilously thin backcourt with marquee late addition

    Almost four months after learning that Malachi Richardson would stay in the NBA draft, Syracuse finally found a suitable replacement. The Orange on Sunday received a commitment from the last marquee graduate transfer still on the market this offseason. Andrew White III, who averaged 16.6 points…

    The Dagger