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Saints GM: Drew Brees’ contract situation is not a ‘distraction’

With the start of the NFL regular season quickly approaching, it is looking more like the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees may not come to terms on a new contract. However, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn’t believe that the unsettled situation with Brees should interrupt the flow during training camp. “We haven’t made any progress. I don’t see...
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Tim Tebow: ‘I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in’

What would the training camp part of the year be in the NFL without hearing about how free agent quarterback Tim Tebow could still contribute to a team? Tebow has not played in a regular season game since 2012 when he was with the New York Jets. However, he spent a significant part of last summer trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles final roster. Since his release last August...
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Olympic athletes warned about Rio's 'human crap' waters

Olympic athletes will have to deal with a lot of crap in Rio. Literally. According to News.com.au, government and Olympic officials have acknowledged that efforts to treat sewage and clear garbage from Guanabara Bay and other beaches in Rio have been insufficient. This has prompted health experts to warn those competing in swimming, sailing and windsurfing events. “Foreign athletes...
Via NESN.com
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T.J. Ward: Broncos defense doesn’t care who’s playing QB

Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch. A former U.S. President. You name it. T.J. Ward and the Denver Broncos defense doesn’t much care who is going to be playing quarterback for the team’s title defense in 2016. “We feel like we don’t care if George Bush was playing quarterback—we’re going to win because you can’t score,” Ward said, via Robert Klemko of MMQB...
Via The Sports Daily
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Tokyo already dealing with rising costs for 2020 Olympics

The Rio Olympics and all the controversies associated with it are still a week away, and already there are troubling reports concerning the budget of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee, said building costs for seven planned Olympic venues have risen by nearly $2 billion from the initial estimated costs of $690 million...
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Bears first-round pick Leonard Floyd carted off practice field

The Chicago Bears and head coach John Fox are expecting a lot from rookie first-round pick Leonard Floyd this season. The EDGE rusher from Georgia is slated to play a major role at outside linebacker in the team’s 3-4 scheme after recording 17 sacks in three seasons with the Bulldogs. Unfortunately, it looks like Floyd’s career has gotten off to a horrible start. The rookie...
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Report: Bills and Tyrod Taylor continue to talk extension

It’s not a secret that Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is looking for a long-term deal. Coming off a solid 2015 season, his first as a starter in the NFL, Taylor is set to earn just $3.1 million in the final year of his deal. While the sample size itself is small, Taylor’s performance last season suggests he’s worth a whole heck of a lot more. After playing the part...
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Report: Title contender planning to poach Curry from Warriors

The Golden State Warriors will have 29 teams gunning for them this season, but like any superteam, they could end up being their own biggest enemy if everyone isn’t on the same page. The addition of Kevin Durant gives the Warriors a potentially dominant quartet, as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all are superstars in their own right. But Golden State has been...
Via NESN.com
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Fitzpatrick on negotiations: I wouldn’t wish it on anybody

Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday, and the 33-year-old veteran is beyond relieved to be able to get back to work. In an interview with Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Fitzpatrick opened up about the contract stalemate that lasted six months and at times seemed like it would never end. “Oh my gosh … it’s been a long six months...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA players to fund health insurance for former players

The National Basketball Players Association made a big announcement Wednesday, saying they would fund health care for retired players who had at least three years of service in the league. The vote was unanimous by the NBPA, and it’s the first program of its kind in major North American professional sports. It will be established through prominent benefits provider United Healthcare...
Via The Comeback
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Report: Geno Smith 'intent' on beating out Ryan Fitzpatrick

The New York Jets have finally reached an agreement with Ryan Fitzpatrick on a one-year, $12 million deal, but that does not mean Geno Smith is ready to accept spending another season as a backup. Smith has been having a good offseason thus far, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that he is “intent” on battling with Fitzpatrick for the starting job. What does the Fitzpatrick...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss
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