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GM Ryan Pace had his reasons for not picking a QB in the draft

The Bears seem content to go ahead with Jay Cutler as their quarterback in 2015, despite all the pre-draft noise surrounding a possible trade. GM Ryan Pace could have used one of the Bears' six picks on a QB, but chose to pass up on drafting a signal-caller.According to an article on ESPN.com, Pace did not want to pass up a good prospect  to try and add a QB."Every time our pick...
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Reunited: New draftee Hroniss Grasu 'can't wait' to play with Kyle Long again

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace and his scouting staff liked what they saw on tape, and what they heard from coaches regarding former Oregon center Hroniss Grasu, whom the team drafted in the third round with the 71st overall pick.Pace had one more person to ask before he made his final pre-draft decision on Grasu, according to an article on ChicagoBears.com. That was Grasu's former...
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Cardinals land commitments from two wide receivers

It’s been a good stretch for Louisville football, as just days after the Cardinals had a school-record 10 players selected in the NFL draft, they received commitments from two players who also hope to hear their names called by Roger Goodell one day. According to the Cardinal Connect, Louisville received commitments from a pair of three-star wide receivers in Seth Dawkins and Chris...
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Virginia Tech extends scholarship offer to Class of 2016 quarterback

The Hokies are on the hunt for their signal-caller of the future, and Anthony Brown Jr. is one such target. On Monday, the Class of 2016 quarterback recruit announced on Twitter that he had received a scholarship offer to play his college ball at Virginia Tech.Brown (6-2, 195 lbs.) hails from Holmdel, N.J., and is considering Boston College, Northwestern, Syracuse, Temple and Wake...
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Iowa defensive back Rucker to leave program

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa defensive back Malik Rucker is leaving the program. The Hawkeyes announced Tuesday that they have honored Rucker's request to be released from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school. Rucker, a Minneapolis native, played sparingly as a redshirt freshman last season. He made appearances in six games, recording five tackles. Iowa opens the 2015...
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Report: Montreal's Desharnais a possibility for Game 3

Montreal forward David Desharnais was a late scratch Sunday due to the flu, and he seemed to need more time to recover when he originally did not travel to Tampa with the team. But according to Canadiens' coach Michel Therrien, it is not time to rule out Desharnais for Wednesday's game yet. Although it is unclear what "at some point" means, this news is much better than reports...
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Robinho called up for Brazil's Copa America squad

SAO PAULO (AP) Veteran striker Robinho was summoned by Brazil for the Copa America, while an injured Oscar was left out of the squad on Tuesday. Neymar and defenders David Luiz and Thiago Silva also were included in coach Dunga's list for Brazil's first official competition after the disappointing World Cup elimination at home last year. Brazil opens against Peru on June 14, then...
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'Mr. Irrelevant' working to change his nickname

Nicknames can be a funny thing. For example: the largest man in the room is usually the one called “Tiny.” Former Louisville tight end Gerald Christian is hoping that kind of ironic twist will apply to the moniker recently bestowed upon him: “Mr. Irrelevant.” It’s the nickname given to the last player selected in the NFL draft, which turned out to be Christian, when the...
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Former referee says Montreal's Prust is a marked man

Brandon Prust had a lot to say about the officiating following Game 2 of Montreal's second-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prust called out referee Brad Watson, accusing him of name-calling and saying Watson "tried to play God" and control the outcome of the game. While Prust had already received an unsportsmanlike penalty during the game for abusing the official...
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Report: Floyd Mayweather says he'll give Manny Pacquiao a rematch

Who's ready to get ripped off again? According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Floyd Mayweather sent him a text message Tuesday morning that said he would give Manny Pacquiao a rematch next year. Of course, Pacquiao first has to recover from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in a unanimous decision on Saturday while earning a $180 million payday. If...
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Seahawks didn't talk to witnesses in Clark's domestic violence incident?

The Seattle Seahawks raised some eyebrows when they selected former Michigan defensive end Frank Clark with the 63rd overall pick Saturday. Clark was kicked off the Wolverines team Nov. 17, two days after being arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault of his then-girlfriend Diamond Hurt. Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team conducted a thorough investigation...
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Canadiens sweating out scoring drought

The Canadiens were never expected to be as high-scoring of a team as the Lightning. After all, Tampa Bay led the league in goals-per-game in the regular season while the Canadiens ranked 20th out of 30 in scoring. But Montreal is now facing a two-games-to-none deficit in the best-of-seven series, and with Tampa showing in Game 2 that it can put up six goals on star Canadiens' goaltender...
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J.D. Collins is new NCAA coordinator of basketball officials

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The coordinator of officials for the Mid-American Conference and Summit League is the NCAA's new national coordinator of men's basketball officiating. The NCAA announced Tuesday that J.D. Collins would take over immediately for John Adams, who retired after last month's Final Four. The job requires Collins to provide national leadership for officials, regional...
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Tiger says Vonn split, father's death has weighed on him

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods says he hasn't been sleeping well because of what he calls a tough three days -- his split with Lindsey Vonn and the anniversary of his father's death. Woods and the Olympic ski champion announced on Sunday they decided to end their relationship because of their hectic travel schedules. That was nine years to day that Woods' father, Earl, died...
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Antonio Brown among final four for Madden 16 cover

If you believe in the Madden cover curse, start stuffing the ballot box for the other three NFL players in the running besides Antonio Brown. The Steelers receiver joins Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson.  Brown was an unstoppable force in 2014, leading the league with 129 catches and 1,698 receiving yards...
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F1: McLaren confirms livery change beginning with Spanish GP

McLaren has now formally confirmed that the livery of the MP4-30 will change for this weekend's Spanish GP. The chrome/silver look that the car started the season with has now been replaced, after it caused a few problems in sunlight, due to reflections. A team spokesman explained that: “We have revised our car’s livery, improving its visual impact, optimizing it for not only...
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Will Tigers' Iglesias miss time with groin injury?

While Detroit certainly got used to life without Jose Iglesias last season, they're hoping that won't be the case at all in 2015. The Tigers have listed Iglesias as "day-to-day" after he suffered a groin injury during Saturday's game against the Royals. Iglesias is optimistic that he'll be ready to play in Tuesday's series opener with the White Sox, but the Tigers will be keeping...
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Huskers get commit from JUCO LB William Johnson

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have added another pledge to the 2016 recruiting class.Nebraska got a commitment from three star JUCO LB William Johnson. This commit marks the first pledge that Mike Riley himself has gotten as Nebraska head coach. Via Scout, check out why he committed to the Huskers without visiting campus:“Yes sir, I just committed to Nebraska, said Johnson, confirming...
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Greene, Tigers look to hand White Sox sixth straight loss

Robin Ventura can't pick up a bat to help the Chicago White Sox's low-scoring offense produce more runs. He can't get inside his players' heads when they're making poor baserunning decisions, and he surely won't be taking the mound to replace one of the many struggling members of the pitching staff. Those stand as just some of the reasons the White Sox are defending their manager...
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Manchester United target Clyne happy to stay at Southampton

Nathaniel Clyne says he is "happy to stay at Southampton", despite reports of a big-money summer move to Manchester United. The 24-year-old right-back will be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, with talks over a new deal currently at an impasse. Ahead of Saturday's Premier League match at Sunderland, Saints boss Ronald Koeman suggested the club wanted an answer one...
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Joe Rogan wonders if brain trauma has contributed to Jon Jones' reckless behavior

UFC television analyst Joe Rogan isn't trying to excuse Jon Jones for any alleged hit-and-run crimes, but he does wonder if brain damage from a career in professional fighting could have possibly contributed to the types of actions police and prosecutors are saying Jones committed in April in New Mexico. On his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, the host wondered out loud if getting...
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Woods says Vonn split, father's death led to sleepless night

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods says he hasn't been sleeping well because of what he calls a tough three days - his split with Lindsey Vonn and the anniversary of his father's death. Woods and the Olympic ski champion announced on Sunday they decided to end their relationship because of their hectic travel schedules. That was nine years to day that Woods' father, Earl,...
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Abreu headlines NASCAR's 2015 class of "Next" stars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rico Abreu, the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year's Chili Bowl, is among the 12 drivers named to NASCAR's latest ''Next'' class. The Next program is designed to spotlight NASCAR's emerging stars, and has included in its previous four classes 2014 Sprint Cup rookie of the year Kyle Larson and reigning Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott...
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Sleeves Up: See Gordon's No. 24 Red Cross/3M Chevrolet SS

 Jeff Gordon wants fans to go "Sleeves Up" to help make a difference.  Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet SS will have a new look at Kansas Speedway this weekend thanks to his partnership with 3M and the American Red Cross. He's asking fans to pledge their support by making an appointment and donating blood at an American Red Cross blood drive or donation center.   The goal is 400 pledges...
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Second-rounder Golson turned down $1 million from Red Sox out of high school

A gamble by new Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson has paid off. Golson was drafted to play baseball out of high school in the eighth round by the Boston Red Sox. He was offered over $1 million to sign and forgo his collegiate career, and thereby any hopes of playing football.  While a million bucks would likely be hard for any high school senior to pass up, Golson could not give...
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