Watch: Alabama’s Hurts drops by media scrum to ask Damien Harris a question

Damien Harris spent some time speaking to the media following Alabama's beatdown of Arkansas on Saturday, and one reporter in particular was really interested in hearing what Harris felt about the opening play of the game.

Okay, the reporter in question wasn’t really a reporter. It was Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts who stopped by to get his running back’s take on the 75-yard touchdown run that gave Alabama a lead just fifteen seconds into the game.

After Harris told his quarterback that he in fact already addressed that topic, Hurts insisted he tell him personally, so Harris obliged. Another reporter then chimed in asking how the quarterback did on the play.

“He did a great job handing off the ball,” Harris said, laughing.

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Saban dismisses media expectations, doesn’t want players taking Arkansas lightly

Alabama is heavily favored in its upcoming matchup with Arkansas, but the last thing Nick Saban wants is for his players and fans to take the game lightly.

Saban addressed the expectations of his team Thursday during his radio show, and took specific aim at how lopsided the media is projecting Saturday’s game to be, according to Christopher Walsh of SEC Country.

The 63-year-old made waves earlier in the week for saying the media provides his team with "rat poison" in the form of bloated expectations, and Thursday's comments reflected a similar attitude.

“No disrespect to anybody in the media, but you all make some assumptions that turn out to be incorrect,” Saban said.

“For people to make assumptions that the other team doesn’t have a chance and for our players to hear that, that’s not good.”

Saban went on to say that he believes his team took a step backwards in regards to its identity in its win over Texas A&M last week, and clearly does not want his players to gain a false sense of security over media-generated hype.

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Saban: Media provides Alabama with ‘rat poison’

Nick Saban celebrated Alabama's victory Saturday by, predictably, showing up to his postgame press conference in an extremely bitter mood.

"I'm trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys," he told the media, as relayed by Max Olson of The Athletic. "All that stuff you write about how good we are, all that stuff they hear on ESPN, it's like poison. It's like taking poison. Like rat poison.

"So I'm asking them, 'Are you gonna listen to me, or you are gonna listen to these guys about how good you are?'"

The Crimson Tide notched their sixth consecutive victory, disposing of Texas A&M 27-19 at Kyle Field. Rather than commending the performance, however, Saban lamented his team's inability to stomp on the Aggies' throats in the second half.

"My biggest disappointment was that we were up 24-3 in the game and didn't finish," he said, per Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News.

The eight-point triumph marked Alabama's smallest margin of victory in a game this season.

The Tide will attempt to get back to their more dominant ways Oct. 14 against a struggling Arkansas team. The Razorbacks lost Saturday for the third time in four games, and own a 2-3 record overall.

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Republican Who Has Been Shot Says Gun Control Is The Wrong Approach & Asks Why The Media Does Not Report The Good News About Owning A Firearm?

Republican Steve Scalise, who was shot and badly wounded over the summer, complained the media did not often report the good news about having your own firearm. The Louisiana Republican, who returned to Congress last week after the June shooting, said the Las Vegas massacre had “fortified” his support for largely unfettered gun rights. “I think we see too much of that where people say, ‘OK, now you have to have gun controls,” Scalise said. “Frankly, what I experienced was when there was a shooter, luckily we had Capitol police there with their own guns.” Posted By Persist

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Second Shooter Arrested Day After Las Vegas Massacre: Mainstream Media Blackout

Police have apprehended a second gunman with a car full of machine guns, ammunition, and other deadly weapons just over a day after the Las Vegas massacre. Law enforcement apprehended 42-year-old Scott Edmisten after he was caught speeding and officers discovered the huge cache of heavy weaponry inside his car. Edmisten is currently under interrogation by […]
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16 Unanswered Questions About The Las Vegas Shooting That The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want To Talk About

The public is not being told the truth about what really went down in Las Vegas.  As you will see below, the evidence is mounting that there were multiple shooters and that this was an operation that was planned well in advance.  But according to the mainstream media, a 64-year-old retired accountant with a flabby […]
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Watch: Popovich can hardly contain excitement for media day

Gregg Popovich sure does love being interviewed.

The San Antonio Spurs head coach opened his media day press conference by serving up a summer's worth of sarcasm, telling reporters he'd be thrilled to be "asked the same questions (they) asked (him) 15 years ago."

Glad to have ya back, Pop.

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Questlove & Others Pay Final Respects To Charles Bradley On Social Media

Charles Bradley and his success in the music business at an age where most wouldn’t expect to find fame is an amazing tale of dedication and redemption. The talented soul singer died last Saturday after a long bout with cancer, sparking a flood of responses from musicians who admired him across social media.

Billboard reports:

Music stars such as Questlove, Neko Case, and El-P paid tribute to the singer on social media following the news of his passing.

“Respect to Brother Charles. So Much Soul,” Roots drummer Questlove captioned a black-and-white photo of Bradley on Instagram.

The outlet adds that Bradley’s stomach cancer had been contained but that it spread to his liver, forcing him to cancel dozens of shows earlier in the month. Bradley fell ill in 2016 but valiantly continued his robust performance schedule as best he could. He released three albums under the Daptones label, including 2016’s Changes.

According to the singer’s publicist, Bradley was surrounded by friends, family and band members in his final moments.

Charles Bradley was 68.

Respect to Brother Charles. So Much Soul.

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Watch: Jones says Tuttle injured face falling on own helmet, rips media

Tennessee coach Butch Jones dismissed rumors of an in-house fight involving Shy Tuttle, telling reporters Monday the defensive tackle was unavailable Saturday because he hurt his face falling on his own helmet.

“Football is an emotional game, it’s a competitive game,” Jones explained. “The injury was not caused by a teammate. He landed on a helmet.”

He then shifted the subject to scrutiny his program has been under.

“This place, with the drama,” he said as he began the extended rant.

Jones, who's been made fun of in the past for preaching optimism endlessly, also asked Tennessee fans and reporters to stop being so negative and dropped a "fake news" reference before ending his press conference.

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Knicks president: ‘Plan’ is for ‘Melo to be at Monday’s Media Day

Though it hasn’t been smooth sailing in the Big Apple in recent years, the New York Knicks seem to be set on keeping ‘Melo.

At a press conference Friday, Knicks president Steve Mills said the team expects disgruntled star Carmelo Anthony to be with the team Monday for Media Day and the start of training camp Tuesday.

Reports began to leak this week that Anthony's camp was hopeful of a trade before Media Day, avoiding the awkwardness stemming from Anthony's not-so-secret desire to join the Houston Rockets.

As Anthony's remaining two-year, $ 54.2-million contract features a no-trade clause, the Knicks have been unable to attract the sort of offers worthy of parting with a 10-time All-Star and bona fide box-office draw. Anthony has reportedly indicated he would only waive his no-trade clause to move to the Rockets, who would likely have to offer expensive – but unspectacular – big man Ryan Anderson to make the salaries match.

The Portland Trail Blazers briefly emerged as a dark horse contender for Anthony, but though they reportedly "piqued" his interest, there's been no firm indication Anthony would waive his no-trade clause to join up with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum in the Pacific northwest.

The Knicks buying out the remainder of Anthony’s contract, allowing him to sign anywhere as a free agent, is reportedly not an option.

Anthony has averaged 24.7 points, seven rebounds, and 3.2 assists in six-and-a-half seasons with the Knicks, though hasn't elevated his squad to the postseason since the 2012-13 season.

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