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New York Mets signing Tim Tebow is a stunt -- unless he can be the unicorn
By Roger Rubin, The Sports Xchange It was just a month ago that Tim Tebow issued invitations to a football-style showcase to all 30 Major League Baseball teams.
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Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets
NEW YORK – Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.Four years removed from his last regular-season snap as an NFL quarterback, the 29-year-old agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Mets that includes a $100,000 signi...
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Pressure’s on Peterson again, story of his Vikings career
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Whether Sam Bradford or Shaun Hill takes the snaps in Minnesota’s season opener, Adrian Peterson will line up behind yet another starting quarterback.The count will reach a dozen Sunday at Tennessee, the dawn of his 10th year in the league, and Peterson didn’t hesitate to ackno...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Minnesota Vikings Heisman Trophy Brett Favre National Football League University of Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners football American football Viking
Don’t want to be a joke, Tim Tebow? Prove it on the field
Buried within Tim Tebow’s signing with the Mets, underneath enough secret agendas to fill the House of Representatives, lays the simplest reality: It’s on Tebow now. He wants his baseball career to be more than another entertaining chapter in his polarizing narrative? He can make that happen in the most concrete way: By defying expectations...
12 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball Tim Tebow Florida Gators football Sam Bradford Minor league baseball Maxwell Award USC Trojans baseball
Hey, Tim Tebow-to-Mets haters: Chill out, nobody died here
It is part of the Tim Tebow canon that cynicism will shadow him and stalk him, wherever he goes, whatever he says, whatever the year, whatever the subject, whatever the sport. That says more about a cynical time and a skeptical society than it does about Tebow. In a world of hashtags, the wide-eyed, gosh-darn-golly-gee-willikers...
139 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball Baseball Tim Tebow Florida Gators football Sam Bradford World Series San Francisco Giants
I had a front-row seat last time Tim Tebow circus blew into town
It was only appropriate that the moment Hurricane Tebow really hit with the Jets came in a rainstorm. Reporters covering the Jets were waiting to interview players on one of the first days of the 2012 training camp at SUNY-Cortland when Tim Tebow, who had been on the team for three months, nearly broke the...
4 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Florida Gators football New York Jets Urban Meyer Rex Ryan American football Tim Tebow Sam Bradford
Tim Tebow signs with Mets, with weekends off for ESPN
In the end, Tim Tebow will hit, or he won’t. He will sell lots of jerseys. No one will remember that he did not participate in a glorified practice session on the fourth Saturday of September. But, for as loudly and Tebow and his agent have proclaimed that his burgeoning baseball career is no publicity...
191 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Heisman Trophy Minor league baseball Tim Tebow Florida Gators football Sam Bradford Maxwell Award Troy Smith
Mets explain why Tim Tebow signing isn’t a stunt
ATLANTA — Tebow Time for the Mets begins in 10 days. What Tim Tebow can be on a baseball diamond is unclear, but the former Jets and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback will begin finding out Sept. 18 when he reports to the Mets’ instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 29-year-old Tebow signed a...
166 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Tim Tebow Florida Gators football Sam Bradford Major League Baseball Baseball Port St. Lucie Florida Maxwell Award
Tim Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets
Tim Tebow has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets that includes a $100,000 signing bonus. The Mets announced Thursday the former NFL quarterback will report Sept. 18 to the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. "While I and the organization are mindful of the novel...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National Football League Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball New Jersey New York Mets American Football League Bill Belichick New York
Tim Tebow knows baseball: Ex-QB signs with New York Mets
The Sports Xchange Tim Tebow is officially a baseball player.
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What to know about Tim Tebow and the Florida Instructional League
The former Jets quarterback is headed to Port St. Lucie — three hours southeast of Gainesville, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 at the University of Florida — as the Mets’ newest free agent.
143 points by Daily News | Major League Baseball Heisman Trophy Florida Tim Tebow Port St. Lucie Florida New York Mets Florida Gators football University of Florida
New York Mets sign Tebow to minor-league contract
Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.
97 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball Minor league baseball Tim Tebow Florida Gators football New York Mets Sam Bradford Port St. Lucie Florida
Tim Tebow signs minor league contract with N.Y. Mets
The Mets announced Thursday the former quarterback will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida        
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Tim Tebow signs minor league contract with New York Mets 
Tim Tebow has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Mets announced Thursday that the former quarterback will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida and played on the 2006 and 2008 national championship...
23 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League Heisman Trophy New Jersey American Football League Bill Belichick New York Jets Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Steelers
CFL Saskatchewan denies 'illegal' workout with Johnny Manziel, could sue
Alex ButlerFeb. 9 (UPI) -- Even Johnny Manziel's workouts are 'illegal,' according to a report.
2 points by UPI | Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian Football Hall of Fame Hamilton Tiger-Cats Heisman Trophy United Press International National Football League Cleveland Browns
Romona Robinson no longer 11 p.m. anchor at Channel 19
Romona Robinson is no longer the co-anchor on the 11 p.m. newscast at WOIO Channel 19. The new 11 p.m. co-anchors at Channel 19 are Tiffani Tucker and Chris Tanaka. They also are co-anchoring Channel 19's 5 p.m. newscast, as well as sister station WUAB Channel 43's 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Romona Robinson is no longer the co-anchor on the 11 p.m. newscast at WOIO Channel 19. She will, however, continue to co-anchor the station's 4 and 6 p.m. newscasts with Mark Nolan. The new 11 p.m. co-anchors at Channel 19 are Tiffani Tucker and Chris Tanaka. They also are co-anchoring Channel 19's 5 p.m. newscast, as well as sister station WUAB Channel 43's 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Tiffani Tucker is co-anchoring WOIO Channel 19's 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts with Chris Tanaka.Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer  Robinson had been co-anchoring the 11 p.m. newscast with Denise Dufala, who left the Cleveland CBS affiliate station in December. Dufala said she left to spend more time with her family. "Tiffani has been here a long time for us, and we think she's going to do great," said Erik Schrader, vice president and general manager at Channel 19 and Channel 43, both owned by Raycom Media. "At the same time, Romona reached a time in her career when she wanted to spend more time with her husband, and we were excited to find a way to keep her here, honor her wishes and still have a great 11 p.m. news." Schrader also announced that Jamie Sullivan was returning to the Cleveland market, going back to Channel 19 as traffic reporter. Sullivan, who grew up in Cleveland, spent the last couple of years at WJLA Channel 7, the ABC station in Washington, D.C. She starts at Chanel 19 this Thursday, Feb. 9. Tanaka joined Channel 19 news team in July 2016, after a five-year stay in Honolulu. While there, he covered everything from politics and tropical storms to shark attacks and Marcus Mariota's meteoric rise to Heisman Trophy winner. Tanaka's father grew up in Lakewood, and his aunt still lives in Cleveland. Tucker's road to Cleveland began in Los Angeles with internships at KABC and E! Entertainment Television. She then landed jobs at WNDU in South Bend, Indiana, and WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida. While at WPEC, she reported on the historic presidential election and the deadly anthrax attack of a National Enquirer publisher. At WSVN in Miami, she covered the death of Anna Nicole Smith, hurricanes and the red carpet at "American Idol."
128 points by The Plain Dealer | Anna Nicole Smith WOIO Heisman Trophy West Palm Beach Florida Raycom Media American Broadcasting Company President of the United States Fox Broadcasting Company
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
By United Press International On Feb. 5, 1945, American troops led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to Manila, liberating the Philippine capital from Japanese authority.
14 points by UPI | Heisman Trophy Lisa Nowak Saddam Hussein John Carradine Adlai Stevenson Medgar Evers Douglas MacArthur Bobby DeLaughter
Eli Manning shares the NFL Man of the Year Award
HOUSTON — Plenty of times, Eli Manning requests there be no cameras, no advance publicity. He has been around hospitals enough to realize his visits with sick children usually work better without any hubbub. “Always emphasize, ‘Hey, it’s not a publicity stunt,’ ” Manning said this week. “The kids, they’re going to act different if...
147 points by New York Post | Peyton Manning 2004 NFL Draft Heisman Trophy 2009 Pro Bowl Eli Manning New York Giants Maxwell Award Walter Payton
These are the fans Johnny Manziel has left
Johnny Manziel can still draw a crowd, even if it’s miles away from a football field. Roughly 150 fans shelled out $99 apiece for a photo or autograph from the NFL flunkout during Thursday’s modest 90-minute signing event at Stadium Signatures in Katy, Texas, 20 miles away from the site of Super Bowl LI in Houston....
2 points by New York Post | National Football League Heisman Trophy Scooby-Doo American football Super Bowl
Johnny Manziel brings out huge crowd for $99 autographs, photos
Fans get chance to mingle with former Heisman Trophy winner — for a price.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Cleveland Browns Heisman Trophy Signature Texas Houston Autograph Houston Texans National Football League
Lamar Jackson still will probably win the Heisman, but Louisville’s playoff hopes are shot
It was all set up so nicely for Louisville entering Thursday night’s road showdown against Houston. The Cardinals were at No. 5 in the College Football Playoff poll and at least one of the teams in front of them – either Ohio State or Michigan, who play each other the Saturday after Thanksgiving –...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Heisman Trophy American football Mark Ingram Jr. Sam Bradford Touchdown Oak Ridge Associated Universities Tim Tebow U.S. state
Johnny Manziel’s domestic violence charges dismissed by Dallas judge
Domestic violence chargers against troubled former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny were dismissed on Thursday.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Jury Cleveland Browns Pleading Indictment Grand jury Complaint Cause of action Heisman Trophy
Stanford band grounded for Big Game against California
USC fans don’t have be told about the Stanford marching band’s notorious reputation. This is the group that spelled out a crude insult during a halftime performance at the Coliseum in 1986. And showed up outside the Los Angeles County courthouse during jury selection for the O.J. Simpson trial...
129 points by Los Angeles Times | O. J. Simpson murder case O. J. Simpson Ford Bronco San Francisco 49ers Heisman Trophy University of Southern California Nicole Brown Simpson Stanford University
Rams secondary still has plenty to prove with game against Buccaneers
Rams cornerback Coty Sensabaugh gave Jameis Winston a rude introduction to the NFL. Sensabaugh was playing for the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 season opener when he intercepted Winston’s first pass for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and returned it for a touchdown. “Hopefully,” Sensabaugh said Tuesday,...
111 points by Los Angeles Times | American football San Francisco 49ers National Football League Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks Heisman Trophy American football positions PASS
Tebow hits home run as normalcy sets in at Mets camp
The throng of fans and media were far less at Mets camp for Tebow.         
1759 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball Heisman Trophy Baseball Florida Gators football Tim Tebow Chicago Cubs Sam Bradford Barry Bonds
Here's how Tim Tebow's first day with Mets went
Tim Tebow arrives for his first day of instructional league as a Met at 8:30 a.m.
34 points by Daily News | Florida Gators football Baseball New York Mets Carlos Beltrán Heisman Trophy Tim Tebow Urban Meyer 2006 Florida Gators football team
Tim Tebow ready to 'embrace the grind' with Mets
"He knows when to kneel," one supporter says of Tim Tebow, New York Met prospect.         
1174 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball Florida Gators football Baseball World Series Minor league baseball National League Heisman Trophy New York Mets
Same number, new sport: Tebow works out at Mets camp
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets' minor league clubhouse Monday morning, finding an orange-and-blue jersey with No. 15 on the back swaying in his locker.He was asked if that worked."Heck, yeah," Tebow replied.
2 points by Boston Herald | Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball National League Tim Tebow Fenway Park San Francisco Giants Florida Gators football Minor league baseball
Tim Tebow’s first day as Met: the frenzy, explanations and denials
PORT ST. LUCIE — Most of the prospects looked young, real young, like, “You’re going to get asked for ID if you try to buy apple cider” young. But one stood out Monday. He was the one with the upper body that seemed to require its own zip code. He was the one who heard...
28 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Tim Tebow Bless you Florida Gators football Maxwell Award Peyton Manning Sam Bradford University of Florida
Tim Tebow arrives at Mets camp, immediately draws a crowd
Tebow arrives at Mets' instructional league, his football-to-baseball quest beginning in earnest
92 points by The Boston Globe | Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball National League Tim Tebow Fenway Park San Francisco Giants Florida Gators football Minor league baseball
Poll: What Was the Biggest Surprise at the 2016 Emmys?
The 2016 Emmy Awards, for the most part, went according to plan. “Game of Thrones” continued its best drama streak, “Veep” won comedy series once again and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” reigned over the limited series acting categories. But that’s not to say there weren’t some upsets. Ben Mendelsohn of the... Read more »
55 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors Actor Bryan Cranston Peter Dinklage Actors from California Heisman Trophy Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Sports memorabilia collector charged in Chicago with fraud, including fake Heisman
An Arkansas collector has been charged in Chicago in an alleged $10 million scheme to defraud and mislead investors involving sports memorabilia, including using a phony Heisman Trophy as collateral on a loan.The charge comes more than two years after FBI agents raided John Rogers' home and offices...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Honus Wagner T206 Honus Wagner Fraud Heisman Trophy Comiskey Park Pleading Wrigley Field Babe Ruth
Jameis Winston tosses 4 TDs as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Atlanta Falcons
By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange ATLANTA -- Dirk Koetter's first season as Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach got off to a good start.
9 points by UPI | Tampa Bay Buccaneers Touchdown Atlanta Falcons American football End zone Heisman Trophy PASS Washington Redskins
Clemson overcomes McCloud's ball flip to hold off Troy 30-24
CLEMSON, S.C. — Deshaun Watson threw for three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson avoided a host of mistakes — including an embarrassing early celebration punt-return gaffe by Ray-Ray McCloud that cost a TD — to hold off pesky Troy 30-24 on Saturday.The Tigers (2-0) were out of synch on offense and could not break away from the Trojans (1-1) until the fourth quarter. Watson hit beefy defensive lineman Christian Wilkins for a 1-yard score in Clemson's jumbo goal line package, then connected with Deon Cain on a 23-yard TD pass for a 27-10 lead.
-1 points by Boston Herald | American football End zone Touchdown Clemson Tigers football Dabo Swinney Heisman Trophy Sun Belt Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
It's a first and foremost for USC quarterback Max Browne
Now, this was the opener Max Browne dreamed of playing, not that curb-stomping USC absorbed from Alabama a week earlier. Browne made countless visits to the Coliseum over the last three years. Never did it look as it did Saturday, when he was on the field and under center for the majority of USC’s...
94 points by Los Angeles Times | American football End zone Touchdown PASS Heisman Trophy
Browning throws 5 TDs passes, No. 18 Washington beats Idaho
Jake Browning matched Washington's school record with five touchdown passes — two each to Dante Pettis and John Ross — and finished with 294 yards in the No. 8 Huskies' 59-14 victory over Idaho …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football Touchdown Safety Washington End zone Idaho PASS Heisman Trophy
Texas Longhorns set up for emotional letdown
Texas hosts Texas-El Paso as a 30½-point favorite, and coach Charlie Strong knows his club cannot afford to get caught up in the national hype.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Mountain West Conference Big 12 Conference American football Austin Texas Heisman Trophy Austin American-Statesman Texas Arkansas
Michigan vs. UCF: College football game preview
The Sports Xchange Most of the summer, the Michigan football team put a lot effort into keeping the identity of its starting quarterback quiet. There might be no holding back Wilton Speight Saturday when the No. 5 Wolverines host Central Florida.
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