"There's a chance Watt could miss the rest of the season, per Rapoport. The Texans announced Wednesday they placed him on injured reserve. The hope..." Read More
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  • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was no-show, led to MRI delay

    ESPN "The MRI on Dez Bryant's injured right knee was delayed because the Dallas Cowboys receiver was absent from Monday's sick call and Tuesday meetings, sources confirmed. Bryant was hurt in Sunday's win against the Chicago Bears and injured players are required to report for treatment on Monday,..." September 28

  • Seahawks sign C.J. Spiller, coach Pete Carroll says

    ESPN "The Seahawks have signed free-agent running back C.J. Spiller, coach Pete Carroll said in a conference call Wednesday. The deal will be for one year and has been made official by the team. To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived running back Terrence Magee. Spiller, 29, appeared in..." September 28

  • Inclusion of women in NFL workforce continues to rise

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League continues to make strides in including women in its workforce. We saw this with the hiring of the first full-time female official last season. We also saw this when the NFL named Sam Rapoport director of football development earlier this month. A new study..." September 28

  • NFL, Tom Coughlin’s agent deny meeting with Pegulas occurred

    Pro Football Talk "If Tom Coughlin eventually will be getting back into coaching in 2017 (or sooner), there’s no current effort in Buffalo to make that happen. Both Coughlin’s current employer (the NFL) and Coughlin’s agent (Sandy Montag) have denied a report that emerged over the weekend indicating that Coughlin..." September 28

  • Dak Prescott’s Playboy model girlfriend was linked to Johnny Manziel

    New York Daily News " Dak and Dallas have been a match made in heaven — on and off the field. Prescott, the rookie Cowboys quarterback, is reportedly involved with Dallas Nicole Parks, a Playboy social contestant who was linked to another Texas quarterback — Johnny Manziel." September 28

  • Newspaper runs insensitive headline following Mets win

    Sportsnaut "There are editors for a reason. Most papers also has specific headline writers for a reason. It’s all part of the process. A process that includes providing quality content and making sure all your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made. The idea of..." September 28

  • Pete Rose wrote letter to Hall of Fame asking to be on ballot

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball announced last season that Pete Rose’s latest appeal for reinstatement has been denied, so Rose has decided to try a different angle. He’s pleading with the National Baseball Hall of Fame directly. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports obtained a copy of a lengthy letter Rose sent..." September 28

  • Levine: Theo Epstein Agrees To 5-Year Extension With Cubs "The Cubs got their man for the second time in five years today. Chairman Tom Ricketts and president Theo Epstein hammered out a new deal that will keep Epstein in charge of the Cubs’ baseball operations for five more years. Epstein’s contract had been set to expire at season’s end. The deal..." September 28

  • Extend Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod to go along with extending Theo Epstein

    MLB Trade Rumors "USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets that Epstein’s contract is believed to be worth more than $50MM in total, which would make him the highest-paid baseball executive on record. Additionally, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that both Hoyer and McLeod have received extensions with the Cubs as..." September 28

  • White Sox will retain Robin Ventura, if he wants to return

    USA Today "The Chicago White Sox have decided to retain manager Robin Ventura and will sign him to new contract providing Ventura wants to return, a high-ranking White Sox official told USA TODAY Sports. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity since there has been no public announcement, and..." September 28

  • Dan Gilbert reportedly giving Cavs championship rings to janitors, food vendors and police

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "From LeBron James down to the guy who sold you a hot dog on a Wednesday night at The Q, the entire Cavaliers' family is getting a 2016 NBA championship ring. Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided to present rings to more than 1,000 full and part-time employees throughout the..." September 28

  • Lue intent on limiting stubborn LeBron's minutes

    ESPN "The challenge for Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue in his first full season at the helm isn't just how to direct LeBron James when he's on the court but also figuring out a way to keep the 14-year veteran off it. As Cavs training camp opens this week, Lue said maintaining James, 31, for the..." September 28

  • Knicks' Noah: 'We gotta beat' LeBron in playoffs "Joakim Noah isn't afraid to mix it up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- and Carmelo Anthony thinks that's exactly what the Knicks will need to compete with the NBA champions. Coincidentally enough, the Knicks will open the regular season in Cleveland on Oct. 25 when the Cavs will..." September 28

  • Trail Blazers to get new logo, uniforms for 2017

    Sporting News "The Portland Trail Blazers will be getting a logo and uniform update. Blazers president Chris McGowan said that the team’s visual identity is in the process of being revised, with the new look to be unveiled this coming spring. The entire NBA will be switching to Nike apparel starting with the..." September 28

  • Retired Duncan joins Spurs training camp

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan must have heard Gregg Popovich's threat. Two days after Popovich jokingly told the media that he would fine Duncan $2,500 a day each day that Duncan was absent, the retired power forward was back on the court with the Spurs." September 28

  • 'Zero recent dialogue' on contract between Gaudreau, Flames

    The Hockey Writers "You’ll have to excuse Brad Treliving, GM of the Calgary Flames, if he’s not feeling the World Cup of Hockey hype right now. Mikael Backlund’s concussion, sustained at the tournament, combined with the stellar performance (4 pts in three games) of unsigned puck magician Johnny Gaudreau leaves the..." September 28

  • Ekblad cleared by Panthers' doctors

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aaron Ekblad has been medically cleared by Florida Panthers doctors, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. That’s a big relief for everyone involved after Ekblad was injured while representing Team North America in the World Cup. The injury was originally reported as a “mild” concussion, though it..." September 28

  • How to make the World Cup of Hockey even better

    ESPN "The kids played hockey that we'll never forget, and the old goats from Europe reminded us what a team-first concept can produce. But the World Cup of Hockey, in my mind, needs to return in 2020 with a traditional format. Why? Because it isn't truly "best-on-best" unless countries have all their..." September 28

  • Islanders, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1 Million Contract

    NESN "Dennis Seidenberg has found a new home. The 35-year-old defenseman had his contract bought out by the Boston Bruins after the 2015-16 season, making him an unrestricted free agent. After going through the summer unsigned, Seidenberg reportedly has agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $1..." September 28

  • Devils sign defenseman Kyle Quincey

    Today's Slapshot "The New Jersey Devils have announced that they have come to an agreement with defenseman Kyle Quincey on a one-year (one-way), deal worth $1.25 million. Quincey, 31, is set to start his ninth full NHL season. The 6’2”, 216-pound blue liner has spent the majority of his professional career..." September 28

  • Alabama's season-opening starting quarterback is transferring

    Fox Sports "With Jalen Hurts entrenched as the Alabama quarterback, and three upperclassmen behind him, it only seemed to be a matter of 'when,' not 'if' someone would transfer out of the program. That 'when' came on Wednesday, when reported that Blake Barnett would be leaving the..." September 28

  • Purdue sophomore Patterson arrested

    Rivals "Purdue sophomore Martesse Patterson was arrested Wednesday morning on a preliminary charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, WLFI reported. West Lafayette policed investigated the incident that occurred Sept. 7, WLFI reported. Patterson started at left tackle in Purdue's game..." September 28

  • Nebraska regent wants players kicked off team for kneeling during anthem

    The Comeback "On Saturday, three Nebraska football players continued the trend of players kneeling during the National Anthem. Thus far, the reaction has been mostly negative. Nebraska senior linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey, who was one of the three players that knelt, told the media Monday about the racist..." September 28

  • Two places fired LSU coach Les Miles could coach next

    Fox Sports "It used to be that the coaching carousel didn’t officially ramp up until the Monday after Thanksgiving. That forever changed three years ago when Pat Haden fired Lane Kiffin on the tarmac in the middle of the night in late September. I’ve come to accept that hiring and firing questions will now..." September 28

  • Arizona OL Zach Hemmila died from toxic mix of prescription meds, autopsy shows

    Arizona Daily Star "Arizona offensive lineman Zach Hemmila’s death last month resulted from the combined toxic effects of two prescription drugs, according to an autopsy report issued by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. The drugs found in his system were oxymorphone, an opiate painkiller, and..." September 28

  • Top 25 (and one): Duke, Kentucky still at top, but then shuffling begins

    CBS Sports "Since the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) last updated, Syracuse has added an impactful transfer, Texas has enrolled a five-star prospect, and Villanova has lost its top incoming freshman. In other words, things have changed. Not lots of things. But some things. So after a round of phone calls and..." September 28

  • 3-star shooting guard Anthony Gaines commits to Northwestern

    Today's U "Northwestern head basketball coach Chris Collins picked up the first commitment of his 2017 recruiting class when on Tuesday three-star shooting guard Anthony Gaines offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Wildcats. Gaines was coming off a visit to the Evanston school this past weekend. He..." September 28

  • Bobby Knight Reportedly Helped Donald Trump Prepare For Tonight’s Debate

    College Spun "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apparently received some coaching from a famous name before tonight’s first debate: Bobby Knight. According to CNN’s Dana Bash, Knight helped Trump prepare for his initial face-off with Hillary Clinton, which will kick off shortly." September 27

  • Colorado lands 4-star power forward Evan Battey

    Today's U "Colorado head basketball coach Tad Boyle added yet another four-star talent to his 2017 class when on Tuesday four-star power forward Evan Battey offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Buffaloes. Boyle is clearly recruiting an at elite level and Battey will now join four-star small forward..." September 27

  • Top 100 forward Justin Smith commits to IU basketball

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's 2017 recruiting class gained its first frontcourt player Monday night, when Lincolnshire (Ill.) Adlai Stevenson forward Justin Smith picked the Hoosiers. He had narrowed his recruitment down to IU and defending champion Villanova. "I am humbled by the opportunities I was given to..." September 27