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Robert Griffin III says this offseason is ‘about we’

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is not the focal point this offseason, and he’s just fine with that. “The storylines don’t all lead back to me and that’s fine,” Griffin said, via ESPN.com. “It’s about ‘we.’ It’s time for us. We got a new coach. We have new additions. All the guys are here doing great things.” Griffin entered his rookie season...
Via Sports-Glory
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders to become Timberwolves head coach

Flip Saunders, who has been searching for a new head coach for Minnesota since April, has decided to take on the job himself. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Saunders is interested in hiring Chauncey Billups as his assistant coach. Saunders, 59, has been coaching in the NBA since 1995. He... The post Flip Saunders Becomes Wolves Head Coach appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghanaian witch doctor takes credit for Ronaldo's injuries

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo is fighting to overcome tendinosis in his left knee and a left thigh injury ahead of the World Cup. Nana Kwaku Bonsam, a top Ghanaian witch doctor, is taking 'credit' for the pain:“I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about, I’m working on him,” Bonsam, who serves at the Kofioo Kofi shrine, said in an interview with the Kumasi-based...
Via Bob's Blitz
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly: Dodgers 'just not that good' right now

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $239 million but that does not mean they are winning games. Though 61 games the team is just one game above .500 and are currently 8 games back in the NL West. Manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times that  “We’re just not that good. Home, away, whatever. I don’t know what that has to do with it.” The Dodgers have lost six...
Via Tireball.com
June 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

Report: Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson could get $25M per year

Colin Kaepernick’s new found fortune will have a generous trickle down effect according to Adam Schefter. League insiders believe Kaepernick’s huge new deal could pave the way for Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck to see upwards of $24-$25 million per season in their new deals. Word around NFL is that when Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson get new deals next year, they will come in...
Via Thacover2
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jackson thinks he has right personality for Knicks job

Contrary to earlier rumors, Mark Jackson called the Knicks' vacant head-coaching position “an incredible job’’ and seemed to suggest he would have legitimate interest in the gig despite word on the street.A member of Jackson's inner circle said Jackson may be leery of a situation in which the team president is very hands-on with the coach —  ala Phil Jackson. When Phil...
Via The Other Paper
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pollard: Horton 'transformed defense into pit bulls'

A new defensive coordinator can make a world of difference.Bernard Pollard is a person who would agree with this sentiment after noticing how new Tennessee Titans coordinator Ray Horton has changed the mentality around Nashville. In short, Pollard believes Horton has made defensive players more aggressive and physical at the point of attack.“We were German shepherds in the training...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: I'm not in the cream of the crop anymore

credit: Getty Images Dirk Nowitzki is one of the best players of his generation. He revolutionized the power forward position as someone who was a threat from almost everywhere on the floor, and we’ve seen plenty of teams look to find a stretch floor after seeing the success the Dallas Mavericks have had with Dirk. While he may not be the player he used to be due to age, Dirk...
Via Pass The Pill
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk to take his sweet time rehabbing?

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report,  Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski doesn’t plan on rushing his rehab from ACL and MCL surgery. I continue to hear Gronkowski is going to take his sweet time rehabbing his torn MCL and ACL. Good for him. Why rush back? For who, for what? There really isn’t a reason for Gronk to rush himself.  He has to get completely healthy and...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick contract details emerge

The San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick agreed to a six-year, $126 million contract with $61 million guaranteed on Wednesday. That deal gave Kaepernick the highest guaranteed money for any player in NFL history.  Source says 49ers are "thrilled" with the Kaepernick deal. They should be. It's a below-market, year-to-year deal. http://t.co/Qmgq4BFXVI — ProFootballTalk...
Via Sportsnaut
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will go their separate ways next year, ending a broadcast association that dates back to 1925 — practically...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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