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  • 31 minutes ago

    Bleacher Report: Lane Kiffin Says He Offered Scholarship to Matt Leinart's 11-Year-Old Son Cole

    Lane Kiffin has a long and storied history of extending scholarship offers to middle schoolers, and it appears Matt Leinart's son Cole has joined that growing list of pre-teen targets.

    On Tuesday, Kiffin responded to a tweet from Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman and disclosed Florida Atlantic University has offered the 11-year-old, now in sixth grade, a chance to join the Owls family.

    Lane Kiffin

    I did @BruceFeldmanCFB keep up with the news!!! #ColeComingto#thefaU @espn @Rivals @MattLeinartQB

    If anyone is going to have the inside track on Cole's commitment, it's Kiffin.

  • 1 hour ago Pour One Out, Light a Candle, Say a Prayer: The Marlins Dinger Machine Is No More

    Miami Marlins' owner Derek Jeter has gotten his wish: The statue that sits in the outfield at Marlins Park and whirs to life whenever someone hits a home run is officially outta there, reports the Miami Herald.

    Okay, wait, so let me get this straight: In Jeter's first year of owning this team he has:

    A) Traded away its biggest star, Giancarlo Stanton, to the Yankees (the Yankees!)

    B) Earned the honor of finishing last in the NL East, and

    C) destroyed the dinger statue, the only good thing left in Miami when it comes to baseball?

  • 1 hour ago 49ers have little time to dwell on Packers loss with LA next

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have little time to dwell on a heartbreaking loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

    The Niners have to immediately shift their focus to another tough test with the undefeated Los Angeles Rams coming to town on Sunday.

    Coach Kyle Shanahan spent Tuesday morning going over the details of the previous night's 33-30 loss to the Packers that featured Rodgers throwing the game-tying touchdown pass with 1:55 to play and then leading the game-winning field goal drive after an interception by C.J. Beathard.

    Then it was quickly on to the Rams (6-0), the NFL's only remaining unbeaten team, who will take on the 49ers (1-5) in just five days.

  • 2 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: Nick Bosa's Decision Signals It's Time to Finally Pay College Football Players

    We can no longer ignore the obvious. No longer witness life-altering moments and avoid doing the right thing.

    It's time to pay college football players.

    "We put our career, our life, on the line every snap we play," Kentucky tailback Benny Snell Jr. told me last week.

    And it's time we start listening.

    To Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, who Tuesday decided it wasn't worth trying to return to the field this season from a torn muscle, instead leaving school to focus on preparing for the NFL draft.

    To former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who last year told me a majority of players leave early for the NFL not because they think they'll be first-round picks, but because they want to get paid before injuries ruin the very thing that allows them to earn.

  • 3 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: Derek Jeter Receives Permission to Remove Home-Run Sculpture from Marlins Park

    Last offseason, Derek Jeter helped strip the Miami Marlins roster of its best players. Now, he's going after the most identifiable feature of Marlins Park.

    The Miami Herald's Douglas Hanks reported Tuesday the Marlins received approval from Miami-Dade County (Florida) to remove the team's home-run sculpture from center field. The sculpture will instead sit outside the stadium.

    Some are sad to see the unique piece go:

    Jesse Spector

    When do you think was the precise moment Derek Jeter started hating fun? Was it when he made the stands catch against the Red Sox?

  • 3 hours ago

    Football Outsiders: Clutch Encounters: Week 6

    Week 6 was good for fans of some of the NFL's "flagship" or "media darling" teams. The Cowboys hung 40 points on Jacksonville's respected defense. The two Pennsylvania teams (Eagles and Steelers) took care of the division rivals they usually take care of in big games (Giants and Bengals). The Patriots and Packers won in dramatic fashion on Sunday and Monday night to end the week.

    If you're just a fan of competitive football in general, then Week 6 was really disappointing until those final two games in prime time. The three games in the late afternoon slate on Sunday were especially brutal, unless you enjoy watching Marcus Mariota take 11 sacks against Baltimore.

  • 4 hours ago

    Won 70% of the Last 10 Picks.

    Eovaldi went 7 innings in his last outing against Yankees and only gave up 1 run. Hard to bet against Houston right now, but betting wise I think Boston +110 is the smart money.

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  • 4 hours ago

    Won 80% of the Last 10 Picks.

    Im honestly just gonna stick to the OVER in this game. Injured key players are now healthy for both squads and ready to get the season crackin haha

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  • 4 hours ago

    Won 80% of the Last 10 Picks.

    GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -4 for the 3rdQT and the UNDER in this game

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    • @GoldFinger
      4 hours agoMore
      I like the 3rdQT bet. :)
    • @DWheelz12
      4 hours agoMore
      I thought about talking OKC +12.5 cause the odds are too low for that big of a spread but no healthy Westbrook scared me away
  • 4 hours ago Nick Bosa Is Leaving Ohio State Due to the Extent of His Injury, not the Extent of His Investment

    Nick Bosa, the possible No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, is leaving Ohio State, an unbeaten national title contender, in the middle of the season. This will surely spur a lot of people to say that Bosa needs to look out for himself because colleges don't look out for their players, or that Bosa is abandoning his team, or that the best players today just view college football as a short layover on their way to the pros. But I highly doubt you will hear any of that from anybody at Ohio State, and I'm sure you won't hear it from Nick Bosa.

  • 5 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: MLB Playoffs 2018: Live Stream Guide, TV Schedule, Times and Odds

    The Boston Red Sox are clearly comfortable playing on the road.

    After recording a 51-30 mark away from Fenway Park during the regular season, the Red Sox went 2-0 in the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium to clinch that series. They bludgeoned the Bronx Bombers in one game and hung on for a close victory in the other, and the 108-win team should be confident that it can play in the noise cauldron that is Minute Maid Park in the American League Championship Series.

    However, it will not be easy. The Astros have dominated postseason baseball in their home ball park, recording a 10-1 mark since the start of last year when they faced the Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers and Indians (this year's ALDS).

  • 5 hours ago

    Stemming from last year's playoffs, these two teams don't like each other. You know the TD Garden is going to be rocking with the return of Kyrie and Hayward and I think the Celtics are going to be scary good this year. This 76er's team disappointed me down the stretch last year and while talented, they have too many lulls and lacks depth. This is a tough spot for the 76ers to open the season. I think this spread is about right, but will put something small on Boston.

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  • 5 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: Super Bowl 53 Odds: Cowboys, Packers Rise in Latest Lines After Big Wins

    As the only undefeated team remaining in the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams remain the favorites to win Super Bowl 53. According to OddsShark, the squad is listed at +350 ($100 bet to win $350) to bring home a championship.

    However, things are getting a little more crowded at the top with several teams making big moves after wins in Week 6.

    The Green Bay Packers have the seventh-best odds at 18-1 after being just 28-1 heading into last week. The Dallas Cowboys also jumped significantly from 66-1 to 40-1 after a big win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • 6 hours ago

    I'm think of teasing this game. Mem (+14 or +15) or Mizz (-5 or -4). Let down spot for Mem or will Mizzou barely get the win against a tough passing D.

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  • 6 hours ago Mock College Football Playoff Committee Hints at Solutions for Potential 2018 Quandaries

    GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Before the next stage of voting, the committee chairman delivered a message to the room. "Reminder," announced Brett McMurphy, "Notre Dame has no conference losses."

    A collective chortle came from the other 12 media members participating last week in a CFP mock committee meeting in a plush resort in suburban Dallas. McMurphy, the former ESPN reporter now with Stadium Network who acted as chair of the mock committee, smiled as he landed his well-timed joke, a few seconds before the committee rounded out the final 10 spots of its top 25 from a pool of about 15 teams--one of which included the Irish.

  • 7 hours ago In a Historic Season for the Red Sox, the Fiercely Competitive Dustin Pedroia Must Watch From Afar

    The most enthusiastic participant in Red Sox infield practice is putting on a show. He leans to his right, leaps to his left. He snaps errant throws out of the air, occasionally adding a flourish with his glove. He beams for most of the dozen or so minutes he stands out there, his Red Sox beanie and Red Sox fleece and Red Sox hoodie belying the truth that he does not at the moment play for the Red Sox. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the heart and soul of a 108-win team to which he contributed exactly one hit, has assigned himself the completely superfluous role of intermediary between the first baseman and, a few feet away, a bucket into which he deposits baseballs.

  • 7 hours ago What we learned in Week 6: Never count out a bad September team

    I got a flat tire on the way home from LaGuardia on Monday and it got me thinking. First, I thought, "This isn't going to help me make deadline on this week's What We Learned column." Then I thought, "Unless I use this experience in the column lead!"

    Maybe it's a stretch and maybe it's too meta, but when you're changing a tire in a rainy parking lot in Mamaroneck, New York, on your way home from rainy Cleveland, you've got to find some way to make it work for you.

  • 7 hours ago

    Westbrook is out so even the +13 doesn't seem enticing anymore. Warriors are known to lose the first game of the season but against a THunder team with Westbrook I just don't see it happening. Maybe something on the Under here? I can see GS put up 110-120 points but I don

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    • @Jay Z
      7 hours agoMore
      But I don't see Thunder putting up more than 95. I would even go with Warriors -13
    • @Jack68
      5 hours agoMore
      Agreed, its tough to build a case for the shorthanded Thunder who will be without Roberson and probably Westbrook. 13 is a big number but if Golden State gets loose they will probably cover
  • 7 hours ago

    I'm going Philly +5 here. I look for Philly to make this a close game, maybe even take revenge on last year's playoffs loss.

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  • 8 hours ago

    USA Today: Bowl projections: More upsets change outlook for College Football Playoff, major bowls

    Erick Smith, USA TODAY Published 11:21 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2018