Steelers Sign Free Agent Tackle, OL Depth An Issue

Heavy

On Saturday the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have signed offensive tackle Brandon Walton to their practice squad. Walton played both left and right tackle in college at Florida Atlantic University, the same school that produced Steelers rookie cornerback James Pierre, an undrafted free agent who made the team’s 53-man roster out of training camp.

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Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll to set record on Sunday

Sportsnaut

Sunday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will set a record for having the two head coaches with the highest combined age ever in an NFL game.

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Bruce Arians not too concerned about Leonard Fournette’s role

Larry Brown Sports

Leonard Fournette did not have much of a role in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Coach Bruce Arians isn’t making any promises that will change going forward.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Discusses His Future In Milwaukee

Hoops Rumors

Bucks management had to be encouraged by Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s first public comments after winning his second consecutive MVP on Friday. Appearing from Greece on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Antetokounmpo speculated about a lengthy future with the franchise (Twitter link).

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Steve Nash reveals bold plan for Kevin Durant next season

Larry Brown Sports

Steve Nash will be wasting no time getting creative next season as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

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Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

Total Pro Sports

Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world.

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Bill Murray Makes College GameDay Picks From Porch Swing With Questionable Internet Connection

The Big Lead

Bill Murray was this week's College GameDay guest picker. He called in from his home while on his porch swing, clearly having the best time out of everyone on set as he relaxes with a bucket hat donned.

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FSU head coach Mike Norvell tests positive for COVID-19

Clutch Points

There was a slew of college football games canceled or postponed this week due to concerns of COVID-19. While Florida State had a bye week this week, head coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19, per ESPN’s Andrea Adelson.

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Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney giving up over $1 million in scheduled compensation

USA Today

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed to forgo $1.25 million in scheduled compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on the university and its athletics department, according to an agreement obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday.

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Gary Bettman says 2020-21 NHL season could start in December or January Sportsnet

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Oilers Trying To Move Andreas Athanasiou

Pro Hockey Rumors

When the Oilers brought in Andreas Athanasiou at the deadline, the deal made a lot of sense.  They were getting a player a year removed from a 30-goal season that is still under team control and while he is owed a $3MM qualifying offer, the anticipated jump in the salary cap would help offset that.  His next deal might be a little pricey but it would be justifiable and they’d be able to afford it.

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5 realistic free-agent landing spots for Alex Pietrangelo

The Score

Following Friday's report that the St. Louis Blues broke off contract talks with Alex Pietrangelo and advised their captain to pursue free agency, we look at five sensible landing spots for the star defenseman.

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Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina; will be played a week later

CBS Sports

The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina. The perennial most prestigious in-season tournament is now scheduled to be played from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, it was announced Friday. 

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5-star forward Harrison Ingram commits to Stanford

The Score

Highly touted small forward Harrison Ingram has committed to Stanford, he announced Friday.

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Tigers’ Ron Gardenhire retires from managing

MLB.com

Ron Gardenhire on Saturday announced his retirement, effective immediately, after three seasons as the Tigers manager and a 16-year Major League managerial career. Gardenhire, 62, finishes his managerial career with 1,200 wins, which ranks 46th in MLB history.

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Two Players At Brewers’ Alternate Site Test Positive For COVID-19

MLB Trade Rumors

Three people at the Brewers’ alternate training site, including a pair of players, have tested positive for COVID-19, reports Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic (Twitter link). Everyone else who was at the site is in quarantine while being tested daily, Rosenthal adds.

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Justin Verlander Requires Season Ending Surgery

The Score

Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander announced Saturday that he needs Tommy John surgery.

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Luis Suarez’s Hopes of Joining Juventus Suffer Huge Blow

Heavy

Luis Suarez’s hopes of leaving Barcelona for Juventus have taken a huge blow with coach Andrea Pirlo admitting a deal for the Uruguay international “is difficult.”

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Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon Confirmed as New Tottenham Hotspur Players

Managing Madrid

The news that the football world has expected for a couple days now is official. Gareth Bale will join Tottenham Hotspur on a season long loan. It’s expected that Real Madrid and Tottenham will split the Welshman’s lucrative wages. Tottenham will also have the opportunity to extend the loan for another year at the end of the current season.

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MVP bodyguard: How Ravens’ Ronnie Stanley found his drive at a drive-thru

ESPN

Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley isn’t more motivated to shove defensive linemen to the ground because all the players selected before him in his draft class landed mega-deals. He isn’t going to protect Lamar Jackson any better on Sunday because he is on the same field as the league's highest-paid player at his position.

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Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford pens powerful essay on why he won’t ‘stick to football’

Detroit Free Press

Matthew Stafford penned a powerful essay for The Players' Tribune website Friday in which he detailed racist behavior he experienced while with some of his teammates this spring and urged everyone to continue fighting against racial injustice.

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Steelers owner weighs in on Alejandro Villanueva, Maurkice Pouncey decal situation

Larry Brown Sports

There has been some disagreement among Pittsburgh Steelers players over which name to display on their helmets during games, and team owner Art Rooney II shared some of his thoughts on the situation in a statement this week.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo: “Don’t Call Me MVP Until I’m A Champion.”

Fadeaway World

Giannis Antetokounmpo is just the third person in NBA history to win Defensive Player of the Year and MVP in the same season and, looking back, it’s impossible to say he wasn’t deserving of either.

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Nets interested in Jrue Holiday trade

Larry Brown Sports

The Brooklyn Nets may be in the hunt for another standout player to pair with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

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Who’s the best golfer inside the NBA bubble? It’s probably not a player

USA Today

The Miami Heat’s practice had ended, and forward Andre Iguodala left the gym talking on his phone.

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