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July 25, 2016

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    Former NFL Coach Dennis Green Dies

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. “His family was by his side and he fought hard,” the statement read. Other details were not immediately disclosed, though the Cardinals said Green had died of a heart attack. Green spent 10 seasons in Minnesota, leading the Vikings to eight playoff appearances and two NFC championship games. He only had one losing season…

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    NFL Reviewing Allegations Against Elliott

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A police report says Elliott denied allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend early Friday in Columbus, Ohio, causing bruises and abrasions. The report says he wasn’t arrested because of conflicting versions of what happened. Three witnesses told police they didn’t see Elliott assault the woman. A message seeking comment was left with Elliott’s agent. Elliott is a running back who played at Ohio State. He turned 21 Friday. NFL spokesman Brian McCarty says the allegations will be reviewed under the league’s…

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    Steelers’ Bell Possible 4-game Suspension

    By Jared Dubin/CBSSports.com – The Pittsburgh Steelers will already be without wide receiver Martavis Bryant for the entire 2016 season thanks to a violation of the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse, and now they may be without Le’Veon Bell for the first four games of the season as well. According to multiple reports, Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. A published text reads in full: Sources close to the situation tell me Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s drug policy. The suspension is the result of a MISSED…

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    Dale Jr. To Miss 2 More Races

    By Michael Marot/INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks. Hendrick Motorsports announced Earnhardt has not yet been cleared to drive by doctors and will miss the Brickyard 400 as well as the race at Pocono.  NASCAR’s most popular driver has been battling balance issues and nausea since a July 2 crash at Daytona. Earnhardt pulled himself out of the car in New Hampshire and was replaced by Alex Bowman.  After another…

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    Former Baylor DE Indicted On Sexual Assult

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment earlier this year. A McLennan County grand jury returned the indictment against the 24-year-old Oakman, who finished his college eligibility in December as the Bears’ career leader in quarterback sacks. His attorney, Michelle Tuegel, said Oakman maintains his innocence in the case. A woman told police that Oakman attacked her April 3 after they met at a Waco nightclub. According to a police affidavit, Oakman told investigating officers they had consensual…

Penn State and more

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Over 73K Raised At PSU Life For Life

Jul 18, 2016

GoPSUSports.com / UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – The 14th Annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes “Lift for Life” was a tremendous success.  The preliminary fundraising total for the 2016 event is more than $73,000 to benefit rare disease research and patient programs,, which is the highest total in the country. The 14-year total for “Lift for Life” is now nearly $1.2 million. With the $73,000 in contributions from this year, nearly $1.2 million has been raised in the battle against rare diseases by Penn State Uplifting Athletes since the inaugural Lift for Life was held in 2003. The inaugural event raised just…

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Frazier Signs 2 Year Deal With Pelicans

Jul 10, 2016

According to Shams Charania at The Vertical, The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a two-year, $4.1 million deal with former Penn State star Tim Frazier. Frazier averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 14.5 minutes over 51 games last season with the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans. Frazier averaged 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 7.5 assists in 29.3 minutes with just the Pelicans over 16 games as he filled in for their many injuries. At Penn State, Frazier finished 7th in career scoring with 1,543 and became just the 2nd Big Ten Conference player with…

News

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Former NFL Coach Dennis Green Dies

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. “His family was by his side and he fought hard,” the statement read. Other details were not immediately disclosed, though the Cardinals said Green had died of a heart attack. Green spent 10 seasons in Minnesota, leading the Vikings to eight playoff appearances and two NFC championship games. He only had one losing season…

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NFL Reviewing Allegations Against Elliott

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A police report says Elliott denied allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend early Friday in Columbus, Ohio, causing bruises and abrasions. The report says he wasn’t arrested because of conflicting versions of what happened. Three witnesses told police they didn’t see Elliott assault the woman. A message seeking comment was left with Elliott’s agent. Elliott is a running back who played at Ohio State. He turned 21 Friday. NFL spokesman Brian McCarty says the allegations will be reviewed under the league’s…

leveon bell photo

Steelers’ Bell Possible 4-game Suspension

By Jared Dubin/CBSSports.com – The Pittsburgh Steelers will already be without wide receiver Martavis Bryant for the entire 2016 season thanks to a violation of the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse, and now they may be without Le’Veon Bell for the first four games of the season as well. According to multiple reports, Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. A published text reads in full: Sources close to the situation tell me Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s drug policy. The suspension is the result of a MISSED…

Dale Jr photo

Dale Jr. To Miss 2 More Races

By Michael Marot/INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks. Hendrick Motorsports announced Earnhardt has not yet been cleared to drive by doctors and will miss the Brickyard 400 as well as the race at Pocono.  NASCAR’s most popular driver has been battling balance issues and nausea since a July 2 crash at Daytona. Earnhardt pulled himself out of the car in New Hampshire and was replaced by Alex Bowman.  After another…