Report: Goodell’s extension ‘getting done’ after issues resolved with owners

The NFL’s ownership group cleared any outstanding issues with Roger Goodell and are working on a contract extension for the commissioner, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly tried to prompt further inquiry into Goodell before reaching an extension, but his request was denied by the rest of the group.

The owners haven’t set a definite date to reach Goodell’s extension.

It was previously reported on Sept. 17 that were it not for Jones’ objection, Goodell’s extension would’ve already been completed.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, New York Giants owner John Mara, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II helped expedite the negotiations, according to Schefter. All six owners are members of the NFL's competition committee, chaired by Blank.

Goodell's current contract expires in 2019.

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Is Rams’ McVay getting the credit he deserves?

The Los Angeles Rams were met with both skepticism and intrigue when they hired Sean McVay as their head coach on Jan. 12, at the ripe old age of 30.

McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history, and many believed he would be overwhelmed in his new position, solely based off his age. To league-wide surprise, the Rams have looked better than anticipated through their first two games, routing the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, while dropping a close decision to the Washington Redskins in Week 2.

However, is McVay getting the credit he deserves through Week 2? If he were a wunderkind as a player and submitted an excellent debut, McVay would be atop national headlines everywhere – look no further than Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt dominating the water cooler discussion. Head coaches seldom get name brand recognition, but McVay already may be the Rams' best asset.

Todd Gurley entered the year as one of the NFL's most polarizing players, taking the league by storm during his Pro Bowl rookie year in 2015, while faltering miserably last season. Gurley looks completely reinvigorated under his new head coach's tutelage, scoring touchdowns in consecutive games. With eight receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown, Gurley is on pace to obliterate his previous-best receiving totals, a sign that points to McVay getting the most out of his mercurial talent. At 23, Gurley could reenter the conversation surrounding the NFL's best running back and he would be remiss to forget McVay if he helps actualize his potential.

McVay has proven deft in dealing with the egos and portentous demands of the modern athlete in his short tenure. Aaron Donald, the Rams' best defensive player by a gargantuan margin, held out through the summer while demanding a new contract. It's a scenario that could've rattled the resolve of veteran head coaches, but McVay calmly stood his ground, winning a game of chicken with the three-time Pro Bowler. Donald missed the team's opener after returning days before the season, but is now back with the team without further incident. Relative youth alone doesn't connote an inability to make tough decisions.

Former Rams head coach Mike Martz made waves when he insinuated that McVay's hiring was only to appease Jared Goff, arguing that the young quarterback needed a buddy, in diametric opposition to Jeff Fisher, who was fired before the end of the 2016 campaign. McVay shook the criticism off politely and kept marching forward, once again starkly contrasting the feud Fisher was embroiled in with Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson last year. Under the bright lights of Hollywood, McVay is blocking out all distractions like a seasoned pro.

Don't look now, but the Rams are in prime position to capitalize on an NFC West that is weaker than it has been in nearly a decade. Russell Wilson is running for dear life behind a dreadful Seahawks' offensive line, the 49ers are still in the elementary stages of a full-scale rebuild, while the Cardinals appear miles away from the team that went to the 2015 NFC title game.

McVay is a phenom and it's worth celebrating his positive effects on a scrappy Rams team that could very well be atop the division by end of year.

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Scam Queen: Blac Chyna Getting $20K Monthly For Child Support, Suing Over Revenge Porn

Blac Chyna is out here getting finessing large financial payments. The reality star, and now wannabe struggle rapper, is reportedly getting $ 20K a month in child support from Rob Kardashian, and she’s suing him for at least a milli over that revenge porn debacle

As for the child support, it was a negotiation the involved potential domestic violence charges.

Per TMZ:

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Rob and Chyna have agreed to joint custody of 10-month-old Dream. We’re told under the deal, Rob gets a skosh more than 50% custody.  

Now the money. We’re told Rob drew the line during negotiations at $ 10k a month for child support, but she wanted north of $ 50k. There was some horse-trading, we’re told, and Rob agreed to double his offer and pay Chyna $ 20k a month, and she agreed in return to drop her domestic violence allegations.

Just so we’re clear, that’s $ 240K for having a Kardashian baby. We trust all that dough will actually go to the kid right?

As for the lawsuit, word is she’s seeking at least $ 1M in damages due to lost endorsements.

Says TMZ:

Sources close to BC tell TMZ … Chyna did NOT settle her beef with Rob over his revenge porn meltdown …. when he plastered nude pics of her all over social media.

Chyna is determined to get her pound of flesh from Rob, in the form of 7 figures. She’s still fuming over losing a couple of weight-loss endorsements, she says because the pics made it apparent she’s had plastic surgery and the companies want au naturel.

Wait, what dumbass thought Blac Chyna was natural? No shots. See what we did there?

Somewhere, Tyga is just shaking his head.

How soon can both of these people just go away?

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Cops Getting Caught On Video Has Not Led To More Convictions!

Jason Stockley, the former Missouri police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011, on Friday became the latest cop to be acquitted of murder in spite of video that showed Stockley saying he would kill Smith before shooting him at close range multiple times. The acquittal was expected to trigger protests in St. Louis, just a few miles from Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in 2014. While video evidence from body cameras, dash cameras, surveillance cameras, and mobile phones has increased the frequency with which cops are charged with murder and manslaughter since 2015, it is not leading to more convictions. Posted By Persist

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Rockies’ Freeland exits after getting drilled by 115-mph line drive

Colorado Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland left Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning after absorbing a blistering line drive off the bat of J.D. Martinez.

The ball left Martinez's bat at 115 mph, according to Statcast, and struck the Rockies hurler in the upper arm. Freeland walked off under his own power and was diagnosed with a shoulder contusion, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.

The Rockies replaced their starter with fellow southpaw Tyler Anderson.

Freeland made it through three innings against the division-rival Diamondbacks, allowing one run on three hits and four walks while striking out one.

The Rockies activated Freeland off the disabled list in the middle of August after the 24-year-old sustained a groin injury earlier that month.

Through 27 starts and 149 2/3 innings this season, Freeland has posted a 3.97 ERA and 4.63 FIP.

Entering Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, the Rockies held the second National League wild-card spot and trailed Arizona by five games for the top WC berth.

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Wood: Dodgers getting ‘punched in the face’ was bound to happen this season

With Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost seven of their last eight games and look shakier than at any other moment in 2017. This is a team that went on a dominant 68-18 stretch that started in mid-May and ended just over a week ago.

Despite the recent tailspin, Dodgers players aren’t panicking. Pitcher Alex Wood took the loss on Sunday for only the second time this season, allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings. The lefty basically said they can’t all be diamonds.

“I think it’s a statistical improbability to go the whole year without getting punched in the face,” Wood told the Los Angeles Times’ Andy McCullough.

And punched in the face they have been, losing three of four to the lowly Padres after being swept by the surging Arizona Diamondbacks – the first sweep the Dodgers have suffered all season.

First baseman Cody Bellinger – who broke the franchise rookie record for home runs on Sunday – recently returned from injury, but doesn't seem overly concerned about the team's recent skid.

“I’m not worried,” Bellinger said. “And I know no one in this clubhouse is worried about what’s happened in this past week.”

Losing isn’t fun, but the Dodgers just haven’t done much of it this year. The team still has a remarkable 92-44 record, sitting 13 1/2 games ahead of the Diamondbacks even after their rivals have won 10 straight. Barring an unprecedented and cataclysmic end to the season, the Dodgers should saunter into the playoffs with ease.

The Dodgers head home for three games against those pesky desert snakes on Monday, however, so things might be a little more interesting by the time the Colorado Rockies come to town on Thursday.

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President Cheeto Staff Chief Is Getting Comm Coon Omarosa Out The Paint

John Kelly, President Donald Trump‘s newest Chief of Staff, is reportedly tightening up the ship over at the White House regarding press leaks and media inquiries. According to a report from The Daily Beast, Kelly is attempting to tighten the reins on Office of Public Liason Communications Director Omarosa Manigault‘s role.

The Daily Beast writes:

The former Apprentice co-star—who currently serves as the communications director for the Office of Public Liaison—has seen her direct access to the president limited since Kelly took the top White House job in late July, sources tell The Daily Beast.

In particular, Kelly has taken steps to prevent her and other senior staffers from getting unvetted news articles on the president’s Resolute desk—a key method for influencing the president’s thinking, and one that Manigualt used to rile up Trump about internal White House drama.

Multiple sources in and outside the Trump White House told The Daily Beast that, until recently, it was common practice for aides to slide into the Oval Office and distract and infuriate the president with pieces of negative news coverage. Manigault, they say, wasone of the worst offenders.

“When Gen. Kelly is talking about clamping down on access to the Oval, she’s patient zero,” a source close to the Trump administration said.

The outlet adds that Manigault’s daily reports to President Trump angered him, especially negative press for which the former business mogul is famous for blasting on Twitter. According to Daily Beast sources, Manigault’s tactic of entering the Oval Office with bad press triggered negative emotions in Trump.

It’s not looking so rosy at the White House these days, is it?

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Phillies’ rookie phenom Hoskins left game after getting plunked on wrist

Rhys Hoskins hit his 12th home run in 24 games Saturday against the Miami Marlins. That’s the good news.

The bad news is, after going 3-for-3 and being a triple shy of the cycle, Hoskins was hit on the wrist with a pitch in his next at-bat. Initially, Hoskins stayed in the game before being lifted as part of a double switch in the bottom of the seventh inning, according to CSN Philly’s Walter Villa.

The 24-year-old Hoskins has been the feel good hit of the Phillies' summer after the team languished in the NL East basement for most of the season. He's cruised to a .318/.420/.776 in limited action while making the most of his at-bats with the 12 bombs and 27 RBIs.

He’s already amassed quite the run in a short period of time. He’s the first player ever with 10 homers before playing in his 20th game, he tied a club record with long balls in five straight games, and he even jump started a triple play. And all that came after he completed such a torrid stretch that he inspired people to ask “just who the heck is this Hoskins character?”

The Phillies went on to lose Saturday’s game 10-9, but may have lost so much more depending on Hoskins’ status. Even in a season full of bad losses, this one likely hurt most of all.

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Bible Bozo Joel Osteen Is Getting Mercilessly Memed On Social Media

The tragic events that unfolded in Houston, TX in the midst of Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in people, but also the worst. Televangelist Joel Osteen found himself in the latter category.

In a week when the people of Houston banded together to brave the storm while looking for shelter, the pastor who’s made millions upon millions preaching unity kept the doors to his megachurch shut while the rain poured down and floods enveloped the Magnolia City.

After being shamed on social media representatives for Osteen tried to justify the action by saying the church was flooded before they finally opened his massive Lakewood Church as a storm shelter and denied they ever locked anyone out.

Well, no one’s buying his half-assed cop out and they have begun to comically slander Osteen with countless memes and comments.

Check out some of the standouts below and let us know if you’ll still be supporting JO when he begins to make the rounds in your town.

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Watch: Jake Browning starts season by getting absolutely steamrolled

He didn't see it coming.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning was given a rude welcome to his junior season Friday at Rutgers, as he was steamrolled by a massive hit on the Huskies' second drive of the game.

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