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Report: AJ McCarron suffers hairline fracture of collarbone

The Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback competition just got narrowed down. A.J. McCarron suffered a hairline fracture of his collarbone during the Bills’ preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, according to a report. The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci reported the news. #Bills QB AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture of the collarbone in…Read More

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Mark DeRosa a possibility for next Orioles manager?

The Baltimore Orioles could be turning to a fairly well-known name to try and rescue them from their abyss.

Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported this week that Mark DeRosa is emerging as a “possible managerial name” for the Orioles. Heyman notes that DeRosa interviewed for the New York Mets job that ultimately went to Mickey Callaway and had an opportunity to go the Chicago Cubs as a bench coach.

DeRosa, 43, played in the league from 1998 to 2013, making stops with eight different teams along the way. He now works as an analyst for MLB Network.

As for the Orioles, who are in an obvious rebuild phase at an MLB-worst 36-86 this year, the contract of their current manager, Buck Showalter, will be up after the season. DeRosa is 19 years younger as well as a former player, and that is a rather popular managerial type these days. It definitely seems like he has the chops for the job too.

Kyrie Irving to be honored by Indian tribe

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving already added “actor” to his resume this summer, and now he will be able to add “diplomat” as well.

Fred Katz of MassLive.com relayed on Friday that the Boston Celtics star will be visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Aug. 23 for a ceremony in his honor, citing an official release from the tribe. The ceremony for Irving, who has ancestry with the tribe, will take place in North Dakota.

Katz adds that the All-Star guard’s late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, was part of the tribe but was adopted out of it when she was a child. Irving’s grandmother and great-grandparents were citizens of Standing Rock as well.

Irving himself, meanwhile, has a Standing Rock tattoo on the back of his neck, and his recently-released signature shoe with Nike has a Standing Rock seal on the back. He also expressed support for the Native American community’s mass protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016.

It has certainly been an offseason of wholesome news for Irving, and getting in further touch with his roots later this month will only add to that.

Watch: Patrick Mahomes shows off amazing arm on touchdown pass

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes has been billed as having incredible arm strength. He showed that off on Friday night.

Mahomes threw a pass nearly 70 yards in the air to Tyreke Hill in the Kansas City Chiefs’ preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.

The pass officially went down as a 69-yard TD. You don’t often see a quarterback get a chance to heave a ball that far during a game, much less complete it. That was right on target.

Mahomes was 8-of-12 for 138 yards with the TD and an interception in the game. He’ll be ushering in a new era of Chiefs football this fall with the team having moved on from Alex Smith.

Wisconsin high school’s 70-game winning streak snapped

The longest winning streak in the country in high school football came to an end on Friday.

Kimberly High School in Wisconsin saw its 70-game winning streak snapped as they were defeated by Fond du Lac 31-28 on Friday night.

Kicker Jared Scheberl made a 26-yard field goal as time expired to give his team the win:

According to the Post Crescent, Kimberly’s winning streak stretched back to 2012 when they lost to Arrowhead in the state quarterfinals. Kimberly went on to win the next five straight state titles. They also say the win streak was the 13th longest by a high school football team. The all-time leader is De La Salle from Northern California, which won 151 straight games from 1991-2004.

Fond du Lac nearly ended the streak last year but lost to Kimberly by three points. They finally got them this time.

Report: AJ McCarron suffers hairline fracture of collarbone

AJ McCarron

The Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback competition just got narrowed down.

A.J. McCarron suffered a hairline fracture of his collarbone during the Bills’ preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, according to a report. The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci reported the news.

Browns sideline reporter Bernie Kosar speculated during an in-game report that McCarron might have suffered an injury and appears to have been proven correct.

McCarron is competing with rookie Josh Allen and second-year player Nathan Peterman for the starting quarterback job. The former Alabama QB was given the opportunity to start on Friday but only went 3-of-6 for 12 yards. No player has distinguished himself in the competition so far.

Browns reporter speculates that AJ McCarron hurt shoulder in preseason game

AJ McCarron

AJ McCarron did not look good in his first preseason start for the Buffalo Bills, and he may have been injured on top of that.

McCarron went just 3-of-6 for 12 yards while starting for Buffalo against Cleveland on Friday night. He was replaced by rookie Josh Allen, who put up some nice stats.

Browns sideline reporter Bernie Kosar said on the telecast that he saw McCarron leave the field with what looked like a shoulder injury.

“We’re watching a lot of injuries on Buffalo’s side tonight,” Kosar said late in the third quarter. “We watched AJ McCarron take a lot of hits. I have a feeling that Josh Allen’s gonna be in there in Buffalo a lot quicker than maybe Baker’s gonna here in Cleveland. Watching AJ walk off the field with his shoulder hurting. I have a feeling we’re going to be hearing some stuff later.”

No other reporter has said anything about a potential shoulder injury for McCarron, so that will be something to keep your eye on. McCarron missed time during his rookie season due to his shoulder.

Ronda Rousey may want to wrestle longer than she initially planned

Rowdy Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is enjoying her time in wrestling so much that she may want to do it longer than she planned.

Rousey is set to face Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam on Sunday, just seven months after signing with the WWE. Rousey told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that when she signed in January, there was a clear timeline about her commitment to the wrestling company because she intended to start a family with husband Travis Browne. But now that she’s enjoying it so much, that timeline may change.

“We had a set timeline set, and now we aren’t so sure about it because I love it so much,” Rousey told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “I guess that’s the best thing that could’ve happened, that I would love it so much it would be so hard to stop. I can see why people have a hard time leaving this industry because it’s such a joy to be a part of every day.”

That is great news for the wrestling promotion. Rousey is a big draw and interesting name, so the longer she is a part of the company, the better.

Rousey is also balancing somewhat of an acting career. Her movie “Mile 22” is also just now coming out in theaters. And for what it’s worth, Rousey is not ruling out a return to MMA.

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