Faux controversy of the day: Phillips vs. Welker

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Faux controversy of the day: Phillips vs. Welker

When Michael Felger wants to know what the big deal is, you know that something's being made out of nothing.
But here's the nothing, as stated by Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips:
"Welker's not AJ Green. He's a good player, but he's not that big or a real athletic guy. He's a quick guy that gets open on option routes. Brandon Harris actually played him pretty good . . . If we don't get him on a speed guy, we're in good shape."
And it became something: Phillips and the Texans dissing Welker. The crescendo became so overwhelming that Phillips finally had to walk it back -- whatever it was -- on Twitter:
Wes Welker is a great athlete and one of the best receivers of all time. twistthataround.
And Felger, among others, was baffled.
"What did he say here that was demeaning?" he asked Thursday om 'Uno's Sports Tonight'. "I'm actually trying to find it."

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

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Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina's national team.

Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

His nation's career scoring leader with 55 international goals, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.

Messi tells the Argentine network TyC Sports "the national team is over for me. It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final. They lost last year's Copa final to host Chile on penalty kicks.

The 29-year-old Messi has led Barcelona to four Champions League titles.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

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Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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