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Babe Ruth’s rare pitching clinic video originated from ‘Perfect Control’ film

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson In today’s sports world, Babe Ruth is most associated with Angels star Shohei Ohtani as the two share the extraordinary gift of being successful on the mound and at the plate. On Thursday, however, Ruth was a hot......

Wordle: Sports teams take on the ‘not wordle’ meme on Twitter

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Troy Aikman says NFC Championship game could be his last with Fox

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Fox Sports broadcaster Troy Aikman has been contemplating offers to return to Fox, making a move to Amazon Prime or potentially combining the two jobs, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported. “Those conversations are happening now,” Aikman said. “And I’m really being as honest as I can be about it. I really don’t know what......

Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement: Antonio Brown congratulates veteran QB

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A’ja Wilson free agency: Aces star close to finalizing deal to return to Las Vegas

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NBA All-Star Starters: Ja Morant makes Grizzlies history as starters revealed

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Ravens congratulate Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on his NFL retirement

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When it comes to NFL football, Baltimore and Pittsburgh have a love-hate relationship as longtime AFC North rivals. Throughout the years, one grew to expect physical games between two teams that would often decide the winner of the division. Since 2011, there have been eight times in which either the......

Bengals practice with fake crowd noise to prepare for Arrowhead Stadium (video)

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No home field advantage? No problem. At least, that seems to be the Bengals’ mentality as they practice to face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for Sunday’s AFC Championship.  The sounds of a normal game day echoed throughout Cincinnati, Ohio, the cheers so loud that a Bengals security guard apologized......

Cowboys tell Mike McCarthy he will remain as head coach for 2022 season

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson The Cowboys have told Mike McCarthy he will stay as head coach heading for the 2022 season, according to USA TODAY Sports. McCarthy’s name has been in a whirlwind of rumors concerning his job security after Dallas’s loss......

Dallas Cowboys: Micah Parsons excited for Dan Quinn’s return in 2022

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Mike McDaniel Former Falcons head coach and current Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was a hot name this offseason for teams looking for a new head coach. After receiving interviews from six teams regarding head coaching vacancies, Quinn confirmed today......

Raiders request interview with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels

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Ben Roethlisberger retirement: Tom Brady reacts with funny tweet

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and future Hall-of-Famer Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement on Thursday following a storied career that spanned 18 seasons and yielded six Pro Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl titles. Roethlisberger will be always be remembered for his toughness on the field and ability to play through injuries......

Olympic athletes allowed to remove masks while receiving medals

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Olympic athletes at the upcoming Beijing 2022 Games will be allowed to remove face masks worn as a COVID-19 precaution when receiving their medals.  The new policy was announced on Wednesday, with the Olympics saying it will “allow......

Jeff Fisher to USFL: Michigan Panthers hire former NFL coach

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Former NFL coach Jeff Fisher was announced as coach of the USFL’s Michigan Panthers on Thursday.  Fisher, 63, served as an advisor at Tennessee State in 2021. His most recent coaching experience came during a five-year stint with the Rams from 2012–16. “I’ve been out of coaching for a few......

Saints to interview Lions DC Aaron Glenn for coaching vacancy

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After head coach Sean Payton announced Tuesday that he was stepping down as head coach after 16 seasons with the Saints, the franchise had to act quickly to find its next head coach. We’re now beginning to hear some names regarding who the Saints are targeting. The Saints have requested to......

Dan Quinn bypasses head coach opportunities to stay Cowboys DC

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Dan Quinn will return to the Cowboys as the team’s defensive coordinator in 2022, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer.  Quinn received interviews from six teams regarding their head coaching vacancies. He reportedly informed those teams on Wednesday that he will be returning to Dallas despite their interest.  Dallas sported......

Ben Roethlisberger retires: Steelers QB ends career after 18 seasons

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Dana White: No ‘disrespect’ to Francis Ngannou after UFC 270

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UFC president Dana White said Wednesday he did not mean to “disrespect” Francis Ngannou as he missed the post-match ceremony after UFC 270.  Ngannou secured the heavyweight title belt as he defeated Ciryl Gane on Saturday night. White traditionally places the belt on the winner of a given match, though......

Kelly Stafford buys Rams-49ers tickets to give to fans ahead of NFC title game

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LeBron jokes about what he told Austin Reaves in viral clip

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LeBron James has long been accused of popularizing the “super team” trend in the NBA over the last decade. Regardless of how justified that label is, on Wednesday, the Lakers star channeled his inner Avenger to offer comment on his most recent viral moment. During his team’s 106-96 win over......

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