Bills back to QB Taylor, bench Peterman

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Buffalo Bills are returning quarterback Tyrod Taylor as the starter for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Coach Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday of his decision to start Taylor after benching him last week for rookie Nathan Peterman.

"It's the right thing for our team," McDermott said. "(Tyrod's) focused on the Chiefs, just like we all are, and he's a pro. He'll be under center this week and I expect him to prepare like he's always prepared and come out and lead this football team.

Trump calls LaVar Ball 'ungrateful fool'

(TSX / STATS) -- President Donald Trump criticized LaVar Ball again for downplaying the president's role in bringing home three UCLA basketball players, including Ball's son, after a recent shoplifting incident in China during a team trip.

Earlier this week in his ongoing dispute with Ball, Trump said of the freshmen players: "I should have left them in jail." (MORE)

Trump again blasts Goodell over anthem

(TSX / STATS) -- President Donald Trump once again took on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for how the league is handling the national anthem protests.

In a tweet early Wednesday morning, Trump blasted a plan, as reported by the Washington Post, that would keep NFL teams in the locker room next season during the playing of the "The Star-Spangled Banner." (MORE)

Louisville won't play Pitino recruit

(TSX / STATS) -- Louisville announced Wednesday that freshman Brian Bowen, tied to the Rick Pitino firing and one of the players at the center of the FBI probe into corruption in college basketball, will never play for the Cardinals.

Bowen, a former McDonald's All-American, will be provided written permission by Louisville to transfer to another school if he chooses. He will remain on scholarship as long as he is at Louisville but can't practice with the team, according to the university. (MORE)

Injured Durant: Facing OKC no big deal

(TSX / STATS) -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant told reporters that facing his former team is no big deal.

"It's just a regular game for me now," the reigning NBA Finals MVP said on Tuesday, one day before the Warriors (13-4) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (7-9). "I learned how to tune out the crowd, I learned how to tune out the (expletive)." (MORE)

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