Each week, fantasy owners just pray that their kicker just doesn't put up a goose egg or come away with only a couple points. As irrelevant as kickers might seem compared to other positions, a kicker's performance can sway the outcome of a weekly matchup

Dylan Bundy took a five-hitter into the eighth inning, Manny Machado homered and the surging Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 in Major League Baseball on Friday night. Bundy (3-1) struck out three, walked one and allowed six hits in seven-plus innings. The 2011 first-round draft pick lowered his ERA to 1.37 and extended his run of consecutive scoreless innings to 13.

Trevor Story has been tinkering with his swing to break out of a slump. Story hit his first career grand slam and Charlie Blackmon lined an inside-the-park homer as part of a six-run fourth inning, helping the Colorado Rockies beat Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on a rainy Friday night. It's the first time an NL team has hit a grand slam and an inside-the-parker in the same inning since the 1950 New York Giants, according to STATS.

Eli Manning finally responded to accusations that he knowingly was involved in a “conspiracy to defraud collectors by pawning off phony game-worn gear as the real deal”. Manning is as angry as he’s ever been in his public life. “It is one thing to write about my football or my play but when you are attacking my integrity, it definitely makes me angry,” Manning said.

Eli Manning?have fired back, filing a motion stating that "relevant evidence" was intentionally omitted to create the impression that the quarterback was complicit in a game-used memorabilia scheme. The claim was part of a brief filed Wednesday in Bergen County (New Jersey) that alleged Manning's emails were mischaracterized for the purpose of disparaging him and the Giants, according to court documents obtained by ESPN. In an email obtained through discovery by the memorabilia dealer who is suing Manning and the Giants for fraud, the quarterback asked equipment manager Joe Skiba to find two helmets that "can pass as game used." After the release of that email, the plaintiff's attorney made comments to reporters suggesting it proved Manning's complicity.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning angrily denied accusations that he knowingly provided fake game-used memorabilia to collectors. "I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide," Manning told reporters on Thursday in his first public comments on the matter. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback turned over a potentially incriminating email earlier this month in connection with a lawsuit that alleges Manning, the Giants and a team equipment manager knowingly provided memorabilia that was not worn in games.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning vehemently denied he provided phony game-used memorabilia. “I’ve done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide,” Manning said Thursday. The lawsuit claims he and the Giants’ equipment manager knowingly provided gear that was not worn in games.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) An angry Eli Manning denies providing fake game-used memorabilia to a collector.A 2014 lawsuit accuses the New York Giants quarterback of doctoring jerseys, helmets and other equipment to make it look as if they had been used

Giants QB Eli Manning stood up for himself on Thursday. One week after court documents surfaced alleging that he and a New York Giants equipment manager were part of a memorabilia scam, Eli Manning strongly denied his involvement. Several media members on hand for Manning’s interview noted that he was angry and emphatic as he spoke, a rarity for a quarterback who is known for keeping his emotions in check publicly.

Eli Manning managed to keep his name from being associated with anything negative or salacious. Before Thursday, the only time the New York Giants quarterback’s name was linked to anything that would raise eyebrows was a public drunkenness arrest during his freshman year at Ole Miss. On Thursday, the New York Post reported Manning was knowingly part of a scheme that sold fake game-worn gear to sports memorabilia collectors.

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