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Harden organizing players-only minicamp with Rockets

For the second consecutive year, James Harden is looking to get a jump on preparing for the upcoming season with a players-only minicamp. According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, Harden has rounded up his Houston Rockets teammates for some pre-camp workouts beginning next week. Corey Brewer says Harden has been responsible for all the planning and organization. “James is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders file trademark applications for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

How serious are the Oakland Raiders about moving to Las Vegas? Serious enough that they have filed for trademarks in case it happens. Darren Heitner of Forbes discovered this week that the Raiders filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the mark “Las Vegas Raiders” on Aug. 20. The trademarks have been filed to cover such areas as education...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer hands Solo six month suspension for Olympic comments

Before Ryan Lochte got himself into trouble at the Olympics, Hope Solo was at the center of her own self-inflicted controversy in Rio de Janeiro. And we’re not even talking about her Zika virus jokes. Following the U.S. women’s soccer team’s stunning quarterfinal loss against Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Solo said USA “lost to a bunch of cowards,” among other...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Gordon will be restricted free agent after 2016

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will not be entering unrestricted free agency after the 2016 NFL season. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Gordon will become a restricted free agent—meaning his team, be it or the Browns or some other franchise—can control his rights for the 2017 season by issuing one of the three restricted tenders after this season. The...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers release statement on Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers took an especially odd situation and made it a tad more questionable on Wednesday. In response to a report that contract talks are going nowhere between the Chargers and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa, the team released this statement. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x — San Diego Chargers (...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes says he will not opt out of Mets contract

Yoenis Cespedes says he is planning to do something that is extremely uncommon for a professional athlete — turn down the opportunity to get a massive raise. Cespedes, who is once again producing big numbers for the New York Mets this season, signed a three-year contract with the team this past winter. The total deal is worth $75 million, but Cespedes has the ability to opt out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Johnson unloads on Olympic golf

You can add Zach Johnson to the list of golfers who have no intention of ever representing their country at the Olympics. After a practice round at the Barclays Championship on Monday, Johnson was asked if he watched any of the Rio Olympics. He said he watched “a lot,” but he most certainly didn’t follow along with the sport he plays. “Oh, I didn’t watch golf,” Johnson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows what it’s like to be the victim of Roger Goodell’s firm disciplinary hand, and he believes that there are major trust issues between the league office and the players. Brees told CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday that a multitude of factors have combined to bring about the erosion of trust. “I certainly don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit over Hall of Fame Game refiled after McAfee comments

A lawsuit that was filed against the NFL earlier this month over the cancellation of the Hall of Fame Game was refiled on Tuesday, and the lawyer leading the charge believes his case has gotten even stronger. If you remember, the NFL’s first preseason game was cancelled because of a disaster with the field turf. Fans did not find out until shortly before kickoff that the game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Griffin plans to re-sign with Clippers, won't be traded

Blake Griffin has no plans to leave Los Angeles next summer and the Clippers have no intentions of shipping him off before then, according to a report. Citing sources close to Griffin, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders wrote Tuesday that Griffin is “not open to going anywhere” other than L.A. next season. Clippers coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

We all know how Sam Bradford felt about the Philadelphia Eagles trading up to draft Carson Wentz, but it sounds like the veteran does not have to worry about losing his job to the rookie this year. In his lengthy report from Eagles training camp, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com predicted that Wentz, who is dealing with a rib fracture, won’t see the field at all during the regular...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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