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Ronnie Brown signs with Chargers, gains fantasy status

The Chargers have re-signed a familiar face in the wake of injury troubles in the backfield. We break down the fantasy implications. San Diego Chargers running back Ronnie Brown re-signed with the team on Tuesday, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. Brown appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers last season and rushed for 157 yards and one ...

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Brett Brown sees daylight at end of 76ers’ dark tunnel

It may be years before the Philadelphia 76ers are able to compete with the rest of the NBA, but their coach has stayed optimistic through the long process. BOSTON — There was a moment of optimism around the 76ers on Monday night. It soon passed. Nerlens Noel, last year’s first-round draft choice, was making his preseason debut more than a ...

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NFL power rankings 2014, Week 6: Cowboys continue climb with 4-1 start

While Denver and Seattle remain at the top, the surging Cowboys are nearing their neighborhood. While some teams such as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks remain at the top of the power rankings, preseason afterthoughts like the Dallas Cowboys have come to the forefront. Tony Romo appears recovered from a back injury that knocked him out near the end ...

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Remember when Mike Bianchi said UCF and USF are better than Ole Miss and MSU?

A terrible newspaper columnist wrote a terrible sports thing in June. It seemed pretty terrible at the time, but has since been proved INCREDIBLY terrible. SAFETY NOTE: The following dissection of a June 2014 Wild Sportspinion by Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi was done by a trained professional in a controlled environment. We at SB Nation do not recommend you ...

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Reviewing ‘United Passions’, FIFA’s bizarre propaganda film

Join us for a cinematic journey through the history of football administration, as we look at FIFA’s film about FIFA. Fun times in FIFA-land. The multi-stranded arguments about the Qatar World Cup are rumbling on, the women of the World Cup are taking legal action to be allowed to play on proper grass, and Sepp Blatter has his sights set ...

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Paul Pierce’s Boston legacy frees him to spread his message

Boston will always be Paul Pierce’s NBA home, but now that The Truth is two years removed from the Celtics and apart from Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers, his true journey may begin. Caine: Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present? Master Po: If a man dwells on the past, then he ...

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Ricky Rubio reportedly rejects $48 million contract extension

The Wolves have reportedly made a lucrative offer to Rubio, but the 23-year-old is hoping for a maximum extension. Ricky Rubio is searching for a five-year maximum extension and has rejected the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ best offer thus far of four years, $ 48 million, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Rubio and the Wolves have until Oct. 31 to come to an agreement ...

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Michigan State basketball preview: Tom Izzo’s team has shooting around Branden Dawson

This isn’t the same powerhouse team the Spartans had last year, but it could still be very good. Michigan State is No. 20 in our top 25 countdown. Eventually, all great streaks are meant to come to an end. For Tom Izzo and Michigan State, one of the most mind-bending achievements in college sports was finally killed last season. The ...

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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson rumored members of task force to choose next U.S. Ryder Cup captain

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson make for a lousy Ryder Cup twosome but the U.S. superstars are poised to team up to help revamp the Americans’ system for choosing captains and players. Brandel Chamblee will not be happy about this. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, whom Chamblee blamed for “corrupting” the Ryder Cup experience after the Europeans decimated the Tiger-less but ...

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Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger to invade American hockey broadcasts

Two of hockey’s best reporters are invading American televisions this season. Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, two of professional hockey’s most connected reporters, are coming to the United States. Sort of. TSN’s insider duo have been retained by NBC Sports Network to make appearances during NHL broadcasts this season, according to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. McKenzie has been hired as ...

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