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Baker Mayfield Wins Heisman Trophy

One man-electric factory Baker Mayfield was presented with the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, collecting 78.8 percent of the first place votes. The controversial quarterback beat out Stanford’s Bryce Love and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson to win Oklahoma’s sixth Heisman Trophy. Mayfield is considered to be the first walk-on to ever start for a Power-5 conference as a freshman, doing so at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma after the Red Raiders refused to put him on scholarship after his first season. Needless to say the move worked out for Mayfield as he has been one of the most productive and...

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Chris Archer-Cubs Rumors As Prominent As Ever As Winter Meetings Approach

As we near closer to Winter Meetings, the inevitable Chris Archer-Cubs rumors have sparked up, especially with the New York Yankees recently acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton from Miami. The Yankees had been a team in contention for an Archer-deal, but it appears that is almost impossible to happen after acquiring Stanton. While it seems like the Cubs have been rumored to trade for Archer seemingly ever since they got rid of him in the deal to get Matt Garza (yikes) back in 2011, the Cubs are especially thin this coming year at the pitching position, losing Jake Arrieta, John...

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Breaking News: Shohei Ohtani Reportedly Signs With Los Angeles Angels

After a (weird) roller coaster-ish couple of weeks, Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani has reportedly made his decision and will sign with the Los Angeles Angels. Shohei Ohtani has decided to sign with the @Angels. Club hasn't confirmed. #HotStove pic.twitter.com/hnYw5RrorF — MLB (@MLB) December 8, 2017 đź‘€ — Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) December 8, 2017 Ohtani, formerly with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan, is being touted as a Babe Ruth-type prospect, touting a 100+ mph arm with left-handed power from the plate as well. The 23 year old was named the MVP of Japan’s Pacific League in 2016 after going 10-4 with...

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Ryan Shazier Undergoes Spinal Stabilization Surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Wednesday after suffering a brutal spine injury in Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The surgery was apparently done by team physicians, with many players and coaches not knowing about it even as of Thursday afternoon as a great deal of privacy has surrounded the situation. #Steelers LB Ryan Shazier’s spinal surgery will necessitate months of recovery, sources say, before he considers a return to football. His season is over. A very difficult situation. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2017 Many people around the football and sports...

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Jahlil Okafor Is Finally Free, Traded To Brooklyn Nets In Package Deal

Jahlil Okafor is finally free, being traded to the Brooklyn Nets along with Nik Stauskas and a second round pick in exchange for Trevor Booker. Okafor was the third overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft and was first team All Rookie his first year in the league but has grown apart from the Sixers organization as of late, most recently being taken out of the rotation after declining his player option for next year. Philly will send Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a second-round pick to Brooklyn for Trevor Booker, sources say. — Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 7, 2017...

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Mike Mitchell Should Retire And Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL

Monday’s Steelers-Bengals game was filled with big hits and injuries, making a splash in both the football and social media worlds. Players like Juju Smith-Schuster and George Iloka were each suspended for a game (Iloka now brought down to just a fine), while others like Ryan Shazier (and to a degree Vontaze Burfict) received significant injuries in the Steelers 23-20 win. Naturally many of the players were asked to give their two sense on the events of Monday night. Steelers safety Mike Mitchell held NOTHING back, giving us an all time video earlier today: Mike Mitchell absolutely killing it....

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Devin Booker Carried Off Court After Apparent Groin Injury

Really bad injury from the looks of it early here. Devin Booker apparently suffered a strained left adductor (whatever that is) in tonight’s 126-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors. The injury comes just a night after Booker scored 46 points to beat the rising 76ers on Monday night. Devin Booker carried off floor with no ability to put weight on anything after non-contact injury pic.twitter.com/bopfNnhuuX — Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) December 6, 2017 Booker appeared to not be able to put any weight on his left leg, with his interim head coach Jay Triano speculating the seriousness of the injury:...

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Stephen Curry Out At Least 2 Weeks With Ankle Sprain

The Golden State Warriors will be without star Stephen Curry for at least 2 weeks with the former MVP dealing with a right ankle sprain according to the team. An MRI found no structural damage and his status will be reassessed in two weeks the team stated on Tuesday. Curry injured the ankle on Monday after getting tangled with Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore with around a minute to go in regulation of the Warriors’ 125-115 victory against New Orleans. “It was a dumb play because I tried to go for a steal… and then obviously it was just a...

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Smith-Schuster, Iloka Suspended One Game For Hits In Steelers-Bengals Game

Things got very heated per-usual in yesterday’s Steelers-Bengals game, with many exclaiming that it was taken to a dangerous place with two very controversial hits being committed in particular. Juju Smith-Schuster has been suspended for one game for a vicious 4th-quarter block on linebacker Vontaze Burfict in addition to Bengals safety George Iloka being suspended for a game for his end zone hit on Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter. JuJu Smith-Schuster absolutely crushes Burfict pic.twitter.com/Tlf2nLb2bw — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 5, 2017 Unreal. Bengals respond with a brutal hit from S George Iloka on Steelers WR Antonio Brown....

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Derrick Rose Reportedly Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers

After placing himself on a week-and-a-half long exile from the team, Derrick Rose has reportedly returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The absence, starting the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, came as a result of a nagging ankle injury that has limited Rose to only 7 of the 23 games of the season so far. Being arguably the most injury-ridden superstar in NBA history, Rose placed himself on a self-imposed exile to ponder his future in the NBA. Rose is reportedly welcomed back with open arms and will continue to rehab his ankle until he is ready to play. There is currently...

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