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Former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe jokes he’s ‘ready’ to play for team

The Sports Daily Former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe jokes he’s ‘ready’ to play for team Drew Bledsoe will be back in Foxboro for Sunday’s AFC title game, and the former Patriots quarterback wants the team to know he’s “ready” to play if need be. Bledsoe, who played for the Patriots from 1993-2001, will serve as the Patriots’ honorary captain on Sunday. The 45-year-old quarterback made sure to let reporters know on Friday that he can do more than that, if need be. “If they need me, I’ll be ready,” Bledsoe said, via Zack Cox of NESN. “I’ll borrow Julian Edelman’s...

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Report: Tom Brady got stitches in knuckles

The Sports Daily Report: Tom Brady got stitches in knuckles Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke to the media on Friday, and he didn’t provide much regarding the injury he sustained in practice earlier in the week on his throwing hand. Brady refused to answer a number of questions, which you can see in the transcript below. Fun, indeed. We do have an important update from Michael Felger, of the popular “Felger & Mazz” radio show in Boston. Felger on Brady injury:“No fracture. No ligament. Just a cut from hitting the buckle on someone’s helmet. Four stitches around the knuckle, should...

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Jalen Ramsey has bold take on matchup with Rob Gronkowski

The Sports Daily Jalen Ramsey has bold take on matchup with Rob Gronkowski Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey has shut down some of the league’s best receivers this year, and he appears ready to take on the task of covering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in Sunday’s AFC title game. Gronk is a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive backs. He stands six-foot-six and weighs 265 pounds, so he has the physical strength to get off jams at the line, but also possesses the quickness to gain separation after doing so. There have been few players that have been able to...

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Watch Flyers retire Eric Lindros’ No. 88

The Sports Daily Watch Flyers retire Eric Lindros’ No. 88 One of the greatest players in Flyers franchise history had his jersey retired on Thursday night. Former Flyers center Eric Lindros, who played for the team during the first eight seasons of his 15-year career, saw his No. 88 get hung from the rafters at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. In the rafters forever. pic.twitter.com/kFdK4H5BlL — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 19, 2018 Lindros was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016. His special night appeared to fire the Flyers up, too. The team fought back from a...

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LeBron James admits he was ‘garbage’ in game

The Sports Daily LeBron James admits he was ‘garbage’ in game LeBron James turned in arguably his worst performance of the season so far on Thursday night, but his teammates picked him up, and the Cavs were able to get off the schneid. The Cavs, who had previously lost eight of their last 10 games, squeaked by with a 104-103 win over the Magic at Quicken Loans Arena. The team was lucky to have squared off against one of the worst teams in the league, as Orlando has been battling Atlanta for the bottom spot in the Eastern Conference standings....

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Fan gets ‘Sacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl LII champions’ tattoo on ribs

The Sports Daily Fan gets ‘Sacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl LII champions’ tattoo on ribs The Jaguars may have run into a force greater than themselves that will prevent them from winning Super Bowl LII — the tattoo curse. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey may be confident that the Jaguars are going to win the Super Bowl, which he recently declared, but it’s hard to overcome one of the biggest jinxes known to man. The tattoo curse — along with the Kardashian curse — has done in many championship-caliber teams in the past, and it’s now in play for the Jaguars. A fan...

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Baker Mayfield explains ‘Get me to Miami’ comment on Instagram live stream

The Sports Daily Baker Mayfield explains ‘Get me to Miami’ comment on Instagram live stream Baker Mayfield made an attempt to clear the air and elaborate on what he said during Kenny Stills’ Instagram live stream. Mayfield posted a comment on the live stream Thursday which quickly went viral. The comment said “#GetMeToMiami,” and it appeared as if the Oklahoma product was stating that he wanted to play for the Dolphins — moreso than any other NFL team. It even looked as if he were demanding the team to draft him in the spring. It didn’t take long for Mayfield to...

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Joel Embiid flips the script, snubs Rihanna

The Sports Daily Joel Embiid flips the script, snubs Rihanna Sixers big man Joel Embiid, like an elephant, never forgets, which we learned on Thursday night. Embiid once courted Rihanna, who shut him down, and said that him being a high draft pick didn’t really do it for her, and that he should come back when he’s an All-Star. We all remember this tweet — which went viral, and is still getting traction to this day. This is the truth… I was trying to get with this famous girl and she said ” Come back when you’re a All Star”...

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Les Miles loses his mind after ‘discovering’ fidget spinner

The Sports Daily Les Miles loses his mind after ‘discovering’ fidget spinner It’s been roughly a year-and-a-half since Les Miles was fired as head coach of the LSU football team, and it appears that he’s become a bit out of touch with reality. The 64-year-old retired head coach was recently introduced to a fidget spinner, and it was quickly made clear that he had no idea what it was. Not only did Miles not really know how to use it, but he had also never seen one before. The Players’ Tribune came up with the idea to lock Miles in...

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Baker Mayfield campaigning to be drafted by Dolphins

The Sports Daily Baker Mayfield campaigning to be drafted by Dolphins Baker Mayfield appears to be attempting to take a page out of the Ball family’s playbook heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. Lonzo and LaVar Ball made it clear that they wanted the UCLA product to land with their hometown Lakers, and sure enough, that’s exactly what happened. Lonzo refused to work out with the Celtics — who had the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft — and the Lakers selected him directly after. It sure looks like Mayfield is trying to follow suit, but using social...

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LeBron James throws no-look dime through defender’s legs

The Sports Daily LeBron James throws no-look dime through defender’s legs LeBron James is such a prolific scorer that his passing ability tends to go overlooked. James has been known to draw plenty of double-teams during games, which sometimes leads to other players being wide open. That happened during Thursday night’s game against the Magic, when Wade managed to get free near the basket, although it didn’t appear that he was in James’ field of vision. It turns out that he was, and LeBron eventually found his good friend with a no-look pass that traveled through Aaron Gordon’s legs,...

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Kris Dunn falls on face after dunk, left bloodied

The Sports Daily Kris Dunn falls on face after dunk, left bloodied Bulls guard Kris Dunn skied for a dunk in Wednesday’s game against the Warriors, but he paid for it. Dunn got behind the Warriors defense and threw down a breakaway dunk. Unfortunately, he landed on his face. The Bulls guard was helped up and taken the locker room. It was reported that his face was bleeding, and he also had cracked his teeth. That looked seriously painful. [Larry Brown Sports] View the original article on The Sports Daily: Kris Dunn falls on face after dunk, left bloodied...

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Willie Cauley-Stein on Donovan Mitchell: ‘Somebody needs to take him out’

The Sports Daily Willie Cauley-Stein on Donovan Mitchell: ‘Somebody needs to take him out’ Donovan Mitchell threw down a monster dunk in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Kings, and Willie Cauley-Stein was not happy about it. It happened in the third quarter, when Mitchell split two defenders, then slammed home a powerful dunk — without being fouled or challenged at the rim. You can watch the highlight-reel slam in the video clip below. Sit down. Be humble.#UTAatSAC pic.twitter.com/smbnA6sHqq — Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) January 18, 2018 Cauley-Stein, who was on the bench when Mitchell threw down that powerful...

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D II player jumps over defender, throws down alley-oop dunk

The Sports Daily D II player jumps over defender, throws down alley-oop dunk Lincoln Memorial University forward Emanuel Terry threw down what may have been the best dunk of the college basketball season so far on Wednesday night. The LMU Railsplitters squared off on the court against the Carson-Newman Eagles at Holt Fieldhouse, and Terry showed off his vertical leap on one particular play — in a big way. Teammate Josh Odem lobbed an inbounds pass near the basket, and Terry did the rest. He jumped over a defender and then slammed the ball home to complete the alley-oop. It’s...

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Nuggets bench has funny reaction to Montrezl Harrell airballing free throw

The Sports Daily Nuggets bench has funny reaction to Montrezl Harrell airballing free throw Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell wasn’t even close on a free-throw attempt during Wednesday night’s game against the Nuggets, and his opponents couldn’t help but react to it. The shot fell short by nearly a foot, and barely even touched the net — let alone the rim — and the Nuggets players seated on the bench appeared to be surprised by how off it was. Check out their facial expressions. Nuggets bench watching Montrezl Harrell shoot free throws best late night show on TV pic.twitter.com/bwQvMxKFMp — Wobovan...

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Patriots rookie has firm response to Jalen Ramsey’s Super Bowl guarantee

The Sports Daily Patriots rookie has firm response to Jalen Ramsey’s Super Bowl guarantee The Patriots players have praised Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey for his play on the field, and did not fire back when asked about his Super Bowl guarantee — until Wednesday, that is. Ramsey — who guaranteed that the Jaguars would not only play in Super Bowl LII, but that the team would win it — provided the Patriots with bulletin-board material in doing so. It’s unlikely that Ramsey’s coaches were thrilled with his comments, but he can’t take them back now. Still, the Patriots elected...

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Bill Belichick explains why experience doesn’t matter in playoff games

The Sports Daily Bill Belichick explains why experience doesn’t matter in playoff games Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been known to make sure his team focuses on the task at hand, rather than getting caught up about what happened in the past. History doesn’t mean much to Belichick, which he has made clear in the past, and neither does having gained experience playing in the postseason, apparently. Belichick spoke to reporters during a media session on Wednesday, and he explained why he doesn’t believe playoff experience matters, as it relates to the outcome of games. “We’re talking about how...

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Floyd Mayweather spotted at Lakers-Thunder game

The Sports Daily Floyd Mayweather spotted at Lakers-Thunder game Floyd Mayweather Jr. generated some buzz on social media Tuesday when he posted a video of himself riding a horse while shirtless on a beach. The Instagram video garnered a lot of reactions, as many wondered where he was exactly. While the location of where he was in the video is still currently unclear, we do know where he was on Wednesday — at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mayweather was shown on the video board at one point during Wednesday’s Lakers-Thunder game, and he was all smiles watching the game from his...

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Dwight Howard blows kiss at Wizards bench, does Sam Cassell’s dance

The Sports Daily Dwight Howard blows kiss at Wizards bench, does Sam Cassell’s dance Hornets center Dwight Howard has long struggled with his free-throw shooting — as he’s made only 56.4 percent of his attempts from the line during his career — which is why he’s been ridiculed over it by opposing fans and players. Howard was able to essentially flip the script during Wednesday’s game against the Wizards, when he sank two free throws, and let the Wizards bench know about it. It happened with four minutes remaining in the game, after Michael Carter-Williams tripped Tim Frazier, which led...

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Frustrated Stephen Curry hits Bulls player in back with ball

The Sports Daily Frustrated Stephen Curry hits Bulls player in back with ball Stephen Curry was not happy with his team’s performance in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Bulls. Golden State gave up 40 points to Chicago, and trailed by two at the end of the quarter, which was a bit surprising, as the Bulls are not known for offensive outbursts. The Warriors had the ball for what could’ve been the last possession of the quarter, but Nikola Mirotic stole a pass from Curry, which was intended for Kevin Durant. He then fed David Nwaba for a...

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