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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Tampa, Fla. Given the many variables that go into developing an elite quarterback, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly can't even imagine assessing what to make of last year's group of five first-round draft picks as they enter their sophomore seasons. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
August 28, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Given the many variables that go into developing an elite quarterback, Jim Kelly can't even imagine assessing what to make of last year's group of five first-round draft picks as they enter their sophomore seasons. That doesn't mean the Pro Football Hall of Famer won't get questions regarding...
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Mike Venditti
August 21, 2019 - 2:15 pm
In an all-new episode of Inside the Mind of Ditti, Ditti gets you ready for the College Football Season with plenty of Tigers and Gamecocks talk. Plus, he gets into why the Braves are looking good heading into September!
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Credit: © Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Venditti
August 15, 2019 - 3:42 pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thousands of people, young baseball players and their families have descended upon Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2019 Little League World Series and I couldn’t be more excited! This is, unquestionably, the best display of organized sport. Every. Single...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield looks to throw during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. The Browns’ star quarterback has added sports drink BODYARMOR to his growing list of endorsements. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 08, 2019 - 10:45 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's got his hands on another cold beverage. He's not chugging this one. The Browns' star quarterback, who further endeared himself to Cleveland's fervent football fans by biting into a beer can last weekend and gulping it down while attending an Indians game, has added...
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Mike Venditti
July 31, 2019 - 5:11 pm
Welcome one and all to another edition of Bases Loaded! The 2019 MLB trade deadline has come and gone and it's time to take stock of what has happened. The Atlanta Braves have become legitimate World Series contenders Not only did the Braves take 2 of 3 from the 2nd place Nationals to extend their...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) gets a fist bump from Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right, after the two connected on a pass completion during NFL football practice at State Farm Stadium Friday, July 26, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 27, 2019 - 4:44 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray took off around the left end of the line, made a quick cut and raced through the secondary for a big gain, drawing a rising roar from the fans who watched it unfold right below them. OK, so it was one run during a training camp practice. Murray wasn't allowed to...
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Credit: © Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 25, 2019 - 1:24 pm
I’ll admit it. There’s always been a “Why?” nature to me. I challenge and question any number of things on a regular basis. As a kid, it would get me in trouble. My Dad saying “Because I said so” never seemed to suffice. That inquisitive nature has stayed with me through the years, and one thing...
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Mike Venditti
July 24, 2019 - 10:54 am
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a history museum. It exists to tell the story of baseball. It's a living document that is ever changing, growing and evolving. But it still doesn't tell the entire story. We've been practicing revisionist history in Cooperstown for...
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July 14, 2019 - 10:49 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the months and years ahead, Andrew Heaney is grateful they’ll have the memory of one incredible night to assuage their sadness. With Skaggs’ name and No. 45 on all of their jerseys Friday night, the Angels played...
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Credit: © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 11, 2019 - 12:47 pm
I was the kid who waited by the mailbox for his Beckett Baseball Card Monthly to arrive. You know, the monthly price guide in the late 80’s and early 90’s that told you what your baseball cards were worth. I knew every stat back then: Wade Boggs .357 and Don Mattingly .352 in 1986. Some of them...
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