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Jordan Matthews returns to Eagles after 2017 trade to Buffalo
09/19/2018 8:36am

PHILADELPHIA -- Depleted at wide receiver, the Eagles turned to a familiar face for help, signing Jordan Matthews on Wednesday while placing starting wideout Mike Wallace on injured reserve. Matthews, a second-round pick by the Eagles in 2014, played in Philadelphia for three years, averaging 75 catches, 891 yards and six touchdowns per season. He was traded to the Buffalo Bills prior to the start of last season along with a third-round pick for cornerback Ronald Darby. Hampered by injury, Matthews bounced from Buffalo to New England and was released by the Patriots with an injury settlement in August. The Eagles are in serious need of depth at the moment, with only three healthy wide receivers on their 53-man roster. Wallace suffered a fractured fibula against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 and underwent surgery Tuesday. Alshon Jeffery is still on the mend from offseason rotator cuff surgery; coach Doug...

Brett Brown: Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz adding range
09/19/2018 8:46am

PHILADELPHIA -- Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are expected this season to join the  76ers' "Big Three." No, not as franchise cornerstones -- the No. 1 draft picks were already part of that trio with All-Star center Joel Embiid. But as long-distance shooters, Simmons and Fultz went 0-for-the season on 3s; Simmons, the NBA rookie of the year, missed all 11 attempts, and Fultz went 0-for-1. Sixers coach Brett Brown said Tuesday that both players have put in the work needed on their jumpers, though neither player will ever become defined by his work beyond the arc. Brown said Fultz took about 150,000 shots this summer under the tutelage of trainer Drew Hanlen. Simmons has worked with his brother, Liam, a former college basketball assistant coach, at 3s and shooting from the elbow. Simmons attempted just one 3 in the postseason, and he'll have to establish some sort of long-range jumper to become a serious all-around...

Won and done? Sportsbooks banning the smart money
09/19/2018 8:46am

Already a hot-button issue in the United Kingdom, a controversial bookmaking practice is starting to spread in the U.S.'s growing legal sports betting market, too. Bookmakers from London to Las Vegas are refusing to take bets from a growing number of customers whose only offense might be trying to win. The full scope of the issue in the U.K. is difficult to determine, but it's believed only a small fraction of the roughly 8.5 million "punters" (the European term for bettors) are impacted. Gaming experts say sportsbooks might have closed as many as 50,000 betting accounts in recent years, and just as many punters have had their betting limits restricted to mere pittance. As one U.K. bettor put it, "If you try to win, they don't let you play anymore." "Yes, bookmakers are severely restricting or closing accounts for what appears to be the fact that these people are winning," said U.K. gambling consultant Steve...

Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead
09/19/2018 1:51am

Chris Taylor hit a high-arching, solo home run to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended Los Angeles' NL West lead to 1 ½ games

US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan
09/19/2018 7:48am

US Open champion Naomi Osaka made a winning return to action in her homeland, overpowering Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

CBS Sports

Ownership is to blame for current state of Giants as they head toward another top 10 pick in NFL Draft
09/19/2018 7:46am

Passing on a possible franchise quarterback in 2018 draft could haunt team for years to come

NFL Week 3 odds, picks: Bucs throttle hapless Steelers, Bengals beat Panthers to go to 3-0
09/19/2018 6:51am

The Bucs make their case as the NFL's most explosive offense while the Steelers search for their first win



Rating real or not: Biggest surprises for all 32 NFL teams
09/18/2018 7:23pm

Antonio Brown's modest start. An unstoppable Patrick Mahomes. NFL Nation picks out what's real and what's a mirage from the first two weeks.

Le'Veon Bell saga 3.0: Protecting future money, fantasy fallout, more
09/19/2018 8:34am

From potential insurance policies to suffering fantasy owners, Bell's stalemate with the Steelers goes beyond the field as it moves into Week 3.

Eagles bring back Matthews to help ailing WRs
09/19/2018 8:33am

The Eagles have signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who spent his first three seasons in Philadelphia and could bolster an injury-plagued receiver corps.

Book: Brady considered 'divorce' from Belichick
09/18/2018 11:32pm

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady felt trapped in the offseason and was not sure he wanted to play anymore for the only NFL coach he has ever had, Bill Belichick, according to a new book on Belichick's life.

Fans find Red Sox title banner that fell off truck
09/19/2018 8:09am

The Red Sox have not clinched this year's AL East, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.

Fox News

Fox News

Wife of NHL great Brian Leetch, sister back in court in bar brawl case
09/19/2018 8:28am

A four-month-old dispute about a $33 bar tab -- and the alleged resulting brawl -- continued this week to play out in the New York City courts for the wife of NHL great Brian Leetch and the woman's sister.

NFL defensive lineman claims trainer responsible for four-game PED suspension, lawsuit says
09/19/2018 8:05am

A Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman sued his trainer Monday, claiming the man is responsible for a four-game suspension incurred when the athlete failed a performance-enhancing drug test.

Blind Arizona high school football player scores two touchdowns
09/19/2018 4:00am

Scoring two touchdowns in a game is great achievement for most high school running backs. It's an even bigger achievement when that player is blind.

North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics
09/19/2018 1:14am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.

Mother of LeSean McCoy's son claims abuse by Bills star
09/18/2018 7:15pm

The mother of LeSean McCoy's young son said in a court filing Tuesday that she agreed to defend the Buffalo Bills running back against an allegation that he abused the boy even though she said she knew the accusation was true.

USA Today

USA Today

New book says Patriots QB Tom Brady has 'had enough' of Bill Belichick
09/19/2018 6:34am

In new book about Belichick's life, an anonymous source claims that Brady would "divorce" Belichick if he could, according to excerpts in ESPN story.        

LSU fans making donations to Assumption College in new kicker Cole Tracy's honor
09/18/2018 9:59pm

A small Massachusetts college is benefiting financially from the exploits of one of its former football players, who has become a hero at LSU.        

Washington State athletics staffer, ex-QB Jason Gesser resigns amid misconduct allegations
09/18/2018 10:00pm

Jason Gesser, a former Cougars QB, has resigned from his position in the Washington State athletics department amid misconduct allegations.        

'All earned': Blind high school football player scores 2 TDs in game
09/19/2018 7:55am

High school running back Adonis Watt, who is completely blind, scored two touchdowns in a freshman football game.        

Fans find Red Sox AL East title banner in street outside Boston
09/19/2018 8:27am

Boston can clinch the division Wednesday night with a win against the New York Yankees.        

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