Ben Roethlisberger Says Retirement Still an Option After Coming Season - 29分前  Bleacher Report

While Ben Roethlisberger will be the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting quarterback in 2017, he isn't ruling out retiring following the season. According to Ed Bouchette of thePittsburgh Post-Gazette, Big Ben said he isn't making plans beyond 2017, and that retirement remains an option due to his age. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. Get the app and get the game.
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Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Reportedly Back Off Naby Keita Pursuit - 53分前  Bleacher Report

Liverpool have reportedly given up their chase for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita for the current transfer window. According to Dominic King of the Daily Mail, the Reds have accepted the Bundesliga side's decision not to sell the player, with bids worth £57 million and £66 million already rejected. "Keita wanted to come to England and was desperate to play for Klopp, but Liverpool are now actively pursuing other targets to bolster their midfield, having come to terms with the fact that any more offers to Leipzig would have treated the same," continued King. This article will b...more
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Neymar Transfer News: PSG Reportedly Hope to Finish Deal Next Week - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be confident of wrapping up a deal for Barcelona forward Neymar in the coming days. According to RMC (h/t Get French Football News), the Ligue 1 side believe they will have their man by Monday or Tuesday. A source speaking to RMC is said to have confirmed "there is a total agreement, even the discussions relating to finer points have been finalised" between PSG and Neymar. As noted in the report, PSG are said to be ready to meet Neymar's €222 million buyout clause at the Camp Nou. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as i...more
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Mike Tomlin's Win Total Triggers Contract Option for 2019 - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Due to Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's success, a contract option for the 2019 season has reportedly been triggered as part of his deal. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Tomlin reached the necessary number of wins to have his 2019 vesting option activated, which means he is under contract for at least three more seasons. Rapoport added that there has been talk about Tomlin and the Steelers coming to terms on an extension through 2020 as well:"There have been some conversations between Steelersbrass and Mike Tomlin, and those who represent him and are putting him under cont...more
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Cardale Jones Reportedly Cried 'Tears of Joy' After Chargers Trade - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

After getting traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday, quarterback Cardale Jones reportedly had an emotional reaction. According to Adam Schefter on ESPN'sMike & Mike(h/t Scott Davis of Business Insider), Jones cried tears of joy over the new opportunity:"When Buffalo brings him into the office to tell him he's being traded to [Los Angeles] for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, he began crying. He began crying, and he began crying tears of joy, because he was so happy to be going to a place where he felt like he was going to be wanted and appreciated." ...more
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MLB Rumors: Top Trade Reports Entering 2017 Deadline Day - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

MLB teams have to move quickly before the non-waiver trade deadline on Monday at 4 p.m. ET. Here's the latest news surrounding three American League clubs, two of which are in the thick of the wild-card race and one that has faltered in the last few weeks and may change their strategy as the deadline looms. Minnesota Twins: Will the Buyers Now Be Sellers? The 49-51 Twins have won just four of their last 14 games and are in third place in the American League Central. The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals, the two teams ahead of them in the division, have won seven and eight straight g...more
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Kevin Durant Hopes Kyrie Irving Finds Happiness Wherever He Plays - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Kevin Durant knows a thing or two about switching teams, and he said Friday his only hope for Kyrie Irving is that he finds happiness wherever he winds up playing next season. "I really don't care about the Kyrie Irving situation," Durant said at the NBA Academy in India, according to ESPN."I just want guys in the league to be happy where they're playing and have some fun playing ball. "So, wherever that is, for Kyrie, I hope he finds that. ButLeBron Jamesis a phenomenal player. I got a chance to play on his team in the Olympics in 2012 and learned a lot from him." SportsCenterrelayed video of...more
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5 Best NBA Contracts at Every Position - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

You've already seen the NBA's worst contracts atevery position. Now it's time to celebrate the best. Most of these deals were signed in a different salary-cap climate, and they're being evaluated against the current one. Nothing is wrong with this. Context is important, but it does not invalidate the exercise. The league's cap changes every year, for better or worse, to minor extents and drastic leaps. That's the NBA. Luck and foresight play a role in everything. Teams don't know beyond a shadow of a doubt which deals will look terrible and which will turn up bargains. That's the gamble they m...more
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Kylian Mbappe's Agents Reportedly Meet with Barcelona Amid Real Madrid Rumours - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Barcelona have reportedly held a meeting with Monaco star Kylian Mbappe's agents "to make their interest clear" as Neymar's departure to Paris Saint-Germain becomes increasingly possible. According toLe Parisien(viaSport'sLluis Miguelsanz), Barca have been assured there is no agreement in place for Mbappe to join Real Madrid and the club know the18-year-old "is willing to leave Monaco," but his fee would be over €150 million (£134 million). This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web...more
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Floyd Mayweather's Ex-Girlfriend Criticizes Conor McGregor's C.J. Watson Jersey - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

The attorney representing Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s ex-girlfriend Josie Harris released a statement Friday criticizing Conor McGregor for making a reference to a domestic violence incident that landed Mayweather in jail. According to TMZ Sports, Harris was upset McGregor was spotted wearing a C.J. Watson jersey after Mayweather accused Harris of texting the former Golden State Warriors point guard before he assaulted her in 2010. "[The stunt] demonstrates not only an insensitivity toward the emotional wellbeing and privacy of the victim of Mayweather’s dom. violence, but also a general disr...more
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5-Star C Mitchell Robinson Reportedly Leaves Western Kentucky Campus - 36分前  Bleacher Report

ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Friday that Western Kentucky incoming freshman center Mitchell Robinson left campus. Goodman added the situation is fluid, but that Robinson has "serious questions" about playing at Western Kentucky. According to Scout.com, Robinson is a 5-star prospect who ranks as the No. 8 overall player and No. 1 center in his class. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. Get the app and get the game.
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David Price Reportedly Will Be Placed on 10-Day DL with Elbow Injury - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow injury, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi. The news comes after ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported Price underwent an MRI on Thursday. It's been a rocky season for Price on the injury front, and the latest ailment only stands to complicate matters. After Price's season debut was delayed until May 29 due to elbow troubles, he was bothered by a blister and split fingernail on his pitching hand. When healthy, the southpaw has gone 5-3with a 3.82ERA and 2.86strikeout-to-walk rate during his second season ...more
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LaVar Ball Gets Ref Replaced Mid-Game After She Gave Him Technical - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

LaVar Ball threatened to pull his AAU team off the floor once again Friday after he was assessed a technical foul in the first half of Big Baller Brand's game against Team BBC at the Adidas Uprising championships. According to ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf, Ball asked for a female referee to be removed from the game after threatening to forfeit. "We need to get someone else in here," Ball said of the official, per ESPN.com's Jeff Borzello. Borzello later spoke with tournament organizers at Adidas who said it was their decision to have the referee removed. She also officiated Big Baller Brand's game...more
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There Will Be Blood: Robbie Lawler's Trail of Destruction - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

It was one of those moments where you had to be there. You know the kind of moment I'm talking about. The ones you never forget. The ones that seem to stick around even as you grow old and forget everything else. It was July 11, 2015.The event: UFC 189. Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald were in an Octagon in Las Vegas. They weren't in the main event, that was Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. Lawler and MacDonald were an afterthought. They were fighting for Lawler's welterweight title, but they were just another fight on a stacked card, there to satiate the hardcore fans and not much else. But th...more
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Marcus Smith, Seahawks Agree to Contract - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Free-agent linebacker Marcus Smith and the Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms Friday on a contract after the 2014 first-round pick was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Smith had a rough go with the Eagles after he was drafted to play outside linebacker in former head coach Chip Kelly's 3-4 defense. That experiment proved to be a bust, though, as Smith managed 1.5 sacks and four tackles in his first two seasons combined. Smith moved to defensive end when head coach Doug Pederson hired Jim Schwartz as his defen...more
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Magic Johnson Promises Dodgers Will Win World Series - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the class of the National League all season long, and co-owner Magic Johnson promised Thursday that they will win the 2017 World Series. "And last but not least, theDodgersare going to win the World Series this year," Johnson said while addressing a group of fans at Dodger Stadium. Video of Johnson's remarks can be viewed below, courtesy of AM 570 LA Sportson Instagram: This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. Get the app and get...more
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UFC 214: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

The greatest fighter in MMA history finally returns to the cage Saturday at UFC 214. Jon Jones isn't playing around, either. The animosity between him and current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has always seemed real, but Jones is done trying to laugh it off. There's no better way for the GOAT to return than against his bitterest rival, who happens never to have lost to anyone but Jones. The main event is a blockbuster, but so is the rest of the main card. Thereare three—count 'em—three title fights on the slate Saturday in Anaheim, California. And that's to say noth...more
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Mike Tomlin Says There Will Be Consequences for Le'Veon Bell's Camp Holdout - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday there will be "consequences" stemming from Le'Veon Bell's training camp holdout. "There is no question we are a group that values the team-building process," Tomlin said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ray Fittipaldo. "And doing it in this setting, so yes, there is value, and yes, there are consequences for not being here. That’s the reality of it." Tomlin did not elaborate on what the consequences would entail. That said, he did disclose he has had "good clean communication" with Bell and that he believes the 25-year-o...more
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NFL to End Partnership with National Institutes of Health on Concussion Study - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

The National Institutes of Health will reportedly let its partnership with the NFL expire in August after the NFL previously pledged $30 million to help research the connection between brain disease and football. According to ESPN'sMark Fainaru-Wada andSteve Fainaru, the NIH decided not to renew its agreement with the NFL "following a bitter dispute in 2015 in which the NFL backed out of a major study that had been awarded to a researcher who had been critical of the league." "The NFL's agreement with [the funding arm of the NIH] ends August 31, 2017, and there are no current research plans fo...more
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Kyrie & LaVar vs. LeBron, Cowboys Craziness and More: The B/R Mag Show Podcast - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

OK, OK, OK!We all know everyone's talking about the imminent breakup of KyrieIrving and LeBron James. And we'll get to that—plus LaVar Ball, because obviously. There is also the legend of Julio Jones and his overpriced earring at the bottom of a lake. If you want to talk about this week in sports culture, you can subscribe to The B/R Mag Show on iTunes now, but you've got to start with the Dallas Cowboys. What's going on with America's Team? Hint: It involves a pillow fight, nipple rings...and possibly a stolen pastry. Here is a preview of this week's podcast: Later in this week's episo...more
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