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Story Gets Special Surprise Before Likely Final Game in Denver

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland A fond farewell If, as it appears it surely will be, Wednesday’s Rockies–Nationals game was Trevor Story’s final home appearance at Coors Field, it was a memorable one.  Story, a two-time All-Star, will be a free agent at......

Tom Brady Floats Idea of Playing Until 2024

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland Would you be surprised by anything Tom Brady does? The idea of Tom Brady—or any quarterback, really—playing until age 45 used to seem absurd. Brady has repeatedly said throughout his career that he wanted to play at least......

Robin Lopez Quips He’ll Do His ‘Own Research’ on Brother’s Title Win

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland He’s just asking questions There were a lot of questions being asked at NBA media day Monday, and not just by members of the press.  The biggest topic of conversation as training camps begin has been players’ vaccination......

Justin Tucker’s Miracle Field Goal Left Lions Fans Despondent

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland It never gets easier Lions fans have been through it all, but fans of star-crossed teams know that things can always get worse, and they certainly did in Detroit on Sunday. The Lions looked like they had an......

Derrick Henry Congratulates One-Handed RB Who Broke His Record

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland This kid’s stats are unreal If you think NFL defenses have a hard time stopping Derrick Henry, wait until you hear what he did to high school defenses in Yulee, Fla. His senior year stats are laugh-out-loud funny:......

Daniel Carlson fantasy: Raiders kicker loses matchup after great week

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The Jaguars Got Mad at the Falcons for ‘Copying’ Their Tweet

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David Culley Made a Truly Baffling Fourth Down Decision vs. Browns

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland Excuse me, what? Everyone thought the Texans would be the laughingstock of the league without Deshaun Watson, but they’ve exceeded expectations in their first two games under new coach David Culley. Houston secured a 16-point win over the......

Daniel Jones Brushes Off Kenny Golladay’s Sideline Outburst

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland Nothing to see here? Most Giants fans were probably driven to screaming during Thursday night’s game against Washington. New York’s combination of missed opportunities (a holding penalty that nullified a long Daniel Jones touchdown run, a Jones overthrow......

Nootbaar’s Robbery May Have Been Final Straw for Mets

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Aaron Rodgers Blames Interception on ‘Double Nut Shot’

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That’s a valid excuse The Packers’ loss to the Saints on Sunday was a painful one for Aaron Rodgers—in more ways than one. Green Bay got pushed around by New Orleans in a 38–3 blowout and Rodgers looked nothing like the reigning MVP. He completed just 15 of 28 passes......

Derek Carr Gives Awesome Interview After Raiders’ Epic Win

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Bishop Sycamore Is ‘Not a School,’ New Head Coach Says

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Boise State QB Joins Zoom Class From Locker Room During Delay

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Weather Nightmare Strands Fans at U.S. Open

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzNTg0MTEwMjg1OTU2MTM0/us-open-weather.jpg Dan Gartland What a nightmare Torrential rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused catastrophic flooding in the New York metro area Wednesday night, submerging roadways, subway stations and ground-floor apartments. At least nine people were killed. And yet, play at the U.S. Open in Queens continued. Some matches......

McCown: Cousins’s Vaccine Refusal Makes Him Less of a Leader

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“I think that takes away from some of your ability to lead” Kirk Cousins is the NFL’s most vocal vaccine-hesitant quarterback. While plenty of other QBs (Lamar Jackson, Carson Wentz and Josh Allen among them) have danced around the vaccine question, Cousins has been clear about his stance: he’s not......

Parent, Player Shed More Light on Bishop Sycamore Fiasco

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzNTM2OTE1NTc0Njk1MzMw/high-school-football.jpg Dan Gartland It just keeps getting worse The most fascinating story in sports right now is the saga of Bishop Sycamore. In case you’ve missed the drama of the past few days: Sycamore faced athlete factory IMG Academy in a game on Sunday as part of ESPN’s week-long high......

Starstruck Opponent Has Messi Take Photo With His Baby

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Messi Mania has begun in earnest in France. Nearly three weeks after completing his move to Paris Saint-Germain, Messi finally made his Ligue 1 debut when he came on as a substitute to replace Neymar in the 66th minute of the team’s matchup with Reims. The sight of Messi in......

Chris Sale Joins Elite Company With Third Immaculate Inning

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Dodgers, Padres Play Longest Game of Automatic Runner Era

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Sorry, Manfred Rob Manfred’s goofy automatic runner rule was supposed to prevent games like the one the Dodgers and Padres played on Wednesday night (and Thursday morning) in San Diego. The two teams needed 16 innings, played over the course of nearly six hours, before the Dodgers won one of......

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