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There’s a mascot with a ‘Free AP’ sign at Adrian Peterson’s court appearance

The Minnesota Vikings running back was at a Texas court Wednesday for his child abuse case. So was his alma mater’s mascot. A #Palestine HS mascot shows support for Adrian Peterson who makes court appearance in child abuse case @cbs11jack pic.twitter.com/JL2XHidsw2 — J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 8, 2014 The mascot just told us he is a Wildcat, which is the ...

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Kansas City church forgives Billy Butler for stealing second

Post by Asbury United Methodist Church Prairie Village, KS. It’s a pretty big deal to get a pass on one of the Ten Commandments, but this is Royals baseball after all. Asbury United Methodist Church is the most baseball-loving church we know; previously they took credit for Kansas City’s 10-game win streak, now this. SBNation.com – All Posts

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IN SEARCH OF CALVINBALL, Vol. 1: Tchoukball

This sport is about hurling things really hard at trampolines, and hurling your body to catch things that have just been hurled at trampolines. Football causes life-altering concussions. Baseball is boring. Basketball doesn’t matter until the fourth quarter! Hockey is for Canadians! Nobody ever scores in soccer! It’s clear we need new sports, and our mission is to find them. ...

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Is Steven Jackson holding the Falcons offense back?

Big bruising running backs are great in the right kind of offense, but you can’t force a square peg into a round hole. Stephen White tackles the trouble with plodders and a few more random notes from Week 5. I have always been a fan of the “big” running backs in the NFL. As a former defensive player, one thing ...

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AJ McCarron criticizes Alabama offense after Ole Miss loss

The former Tide quarterback has some recommendations for Lane Kiffin and Blake Sims. Times are tough in Tuscaloosa. Alabama is alone in fifth place in the SEC West (no, really), and the Tide’s margin for error in the Playoff race has all but evaporated after a 23-17 loss to Ole Miss. In the resultant sturm und drang, Alabama fans have ...

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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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