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ESPN’s Michelle Beadle Slams Stephen A. Smith for ‘Provocation’ Comments

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — ESPN sports reporter and host Michelle Beadle took to Twitter today to slam colleague Stephen A. Smith over his inflammatory comments on First Take about domestic violence. Smith’s comments come […]

07/25/2014

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Reggie Wayne’s 4 Most Ridiculous Colts Training Camp Entrances

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has earned a reputation for his flashy training camp arrivals and this year was no different. In keeping with tradition, Wayne stepped up his training camp arrival game.

07/24/2014

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8 Notable Players Missing The World Cup

Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …

06/09/2014

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 03: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrates during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics on June 3, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

6 NFL ‘Bros’ Guaranteed To Be The Life Of The Party

Looking for your kindred party spirit? We’ve wrangled 6 NFL players who are sure to be the life of the party wherever they go.

05/29/2014

Vocalist Isaac Slade (R) and guitarist Joe King of the rock band The Fray perform during the half time show during the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Musicians + Sports: How The Fray (Barely) Survived Super Bowl XLVIII

This year’s Super Bowl was a particularly bitter pill for Broncos fans to swallow. Denver band The Fray was no exception.

05/16/2014

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Local Football Coach Predicts Wide Acceptance Of Openly Gay NFL Prospect

University of Missouri defensive end/linebacker Michael Sam came out over the weekend. If he is drafted, as expected, he would be the first openly gay NFL player.

02/10/2014

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Company Tied To Rams Owner Buys L.A. Land

Is this a sign that football is returning to Los Angeles?

CBS Chicago–01/31/2014

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How To Throw A Party For The Big Game

Consider these essentials to throw the best party for the big game, from CBS Local’s Eat See Play.

01/28/2014

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Sports Verdict: Who Will Win The NFC South? Saints Vs. Panthers

Both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers sit tied atop the NFC South at 10-4. One of them will emerge as the winner of the conference in two weeks. The question is, who will secure the division title?

12/19/2013

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Video: Awful Dad Makes Young Son Run Next To Car For ‘Football Training’

Dad of the Year, folks.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

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After Meeting Fundraising Goal, Suburban Pop Warner Team Makes Super Bowl

Now that it has raised the money to finance its trip to the Pop Warner championships, a team of 7th and 8th graders from Hoffman Estates is doing well in the tournament.

12/11/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Does The Thanksgiving Game Better? Cowboys Vs. Lions

The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

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The 5 Best Stadiums In The NFL

From location, fans, and noise level to architecture, food & beer, and proximity to post-game shenanigans, here are football’s five best stadiums in the NFL.

11/25/2013

The sun rises over the devastation in Washington, Ill., on Monday.  (Credit: by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Football Game To Give Washington, Ill. A Respite From Tornado Aftermath

The Panthers traveled an hour south to the state capital this morning to take on Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, which has organized efforts to help the fans of their rivals.

11/23/2013

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Keidel: Trading Big Ben Would Be A Big Blunder

There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.

11/15/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s Second Best Behind Calvin Johnson? Dez Bryant Vs. A.J. Green

Calvin Johnson and his stat lines have locked down best receiver with a level of dominance perhaps never before seen at that position. With Megatron sitting atop the podium, who currently owns the title of second most dangerous receiver in the NFL: Dez Bryant or A.J. Green?

11/07/2013

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Keidel: Incognito Can’t Defeat The Civilized World With Uncivilized Behavior

We should be disgusted by anyone who condones Incognito, excuses Incognito or ignores Incognito. We should be disgusted by anyone who blames Martin, teases Martin or trivializes Martin.

11/06/2013

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Keidel: Despite Detractors Cowboys’ Tony Romo Rules

The vocal, aggregate angst from Cowboys fans is quite understandable. While you would be right to direct your anger at some well-heeled Cowboys, Tony Romo isn’t one of them. In fact, he is the reason you really matter.

10/25/2013

Ray Halbritter, a senior leader of the Oneida Indian Nation in New York state, speaks at a symposium in Washington, DC October 7, 2013 in favor of changing the name of the US capital's beloved American football team, the Redskins. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Fail To The Redskins

When I first heard the cacophonous call for Daniel Snyder to change the name of his football team, I cringed. It felt like the sport we worshiped since childhood was under siege, crushed by the tide of groupthink.

10/18/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Will Win Sunday Night’s Matchup? Broncos Vs. Colts

With the Colts and Broncos squaring off this week on Sunday Night Football, some are wondering if Indy, at home with a 4-2 record, can deal the juggernaut Broncos their very first loss of the season. Is this the week Denver falls?

10/17/2013

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