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OJ Simpson will receive NFL pension upon release from prison

O.J. Simpson could be in line for $300,000 a year no matter what he does thanks to his NFL pension plan. Simpson, who was granted parole on Thursday, will receive a pension that could total up to $25,000 a year no matter what upon his release from prison, via Brad Tuttle of Time. He is also entitled to a Screen Actors Guild pension. While Simpson still owes millions after being found...
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Draymond Green tells Damian Lillard to ‘give it a break’ on Melo talk

Draymond Green does not appear to be worried one bit about the prospects of Carmelo Anthony ending up a member of the Trail Blazers. It seems a foregone conclusion when Anthony is dealt from the Knicks it will be to the Rockets to join James Harden and Chris Paul. However, a couple of members of the Blazers have been doing their best to get Anthony to waive his no-trade clause in...
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Report: Josh Harrison on Red Sox radar

Another day, another potential savior at third base for the Boston Red Sox.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Thursday that Boston is interested in Josh Harrison, but the Pittsburgh Pirates’ asking price is said to be high.Harrison, 30, is club-controlled through 2020 and was just selected to his second career All-Star team, both of which would help explain that price tag.The...
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Astros reportedly viewed as ‘most motivated suitor’ for Zach Britton

It sounds like the Houston Astros could be preparing to make a very big splash ahead of MLB’s trade deadline.According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival evaluators reportedly see the Astros as the team most motivated to acquire closer Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles. Any Britton trade would likely start with at least top prospects Francis Martes or Kyle Tucker, perhaps even...
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Dwane Casey plans to play DeMar DeRozan more minutes at point guard

All hail the DeMar DePointGuard era in Toronto?In an appearance earlier this week on 590 The FAN’s “The Andrew Walker Show,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey revealed that he plans to give three-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan more time at point guard next season.“We got to have a better mentality of ball movement, man movement and spacing,” said Casey, per Sportsnet’s Bryan...
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Hugh Freeze resigns amid reports he contacted escort service

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday amid reports that he used a school-issued cell phone to contact an escort service.The school confirmed the resignation, with assistant Matt Luke taking over in the interim. Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports initially reported Thursday that "explosive new information" could cost Freeze his job. According to Forde, phone records showed...
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Tony Romo thinks Ezekiel Elliott will ‘be fine’

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is backing running back Ezekiel Elliott to get himself straightened out.The second-year running back has been embroiled in legal trouble, but Romo, speaking to 105.3 The Fan’s Ben and Skin, chalked Elliott’s issues up to making bad choices at a young age, and he firmly believes Elliott will figure things out eventually. Elliott received...
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NFL scout: Bill Belichick thinks Jimmy Garoppolo is ‘the next great one’

The New England Patriots stubbornly refused to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo over the offseason, and one NFL scout thinks he knows why. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the AFC scout told Mike Giardi of CSN New England that he thinks the Patriots’ refusal to deal Garoppolo is down to coach Bill Belichick believing he has the next great New England quarterback...
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Report: Astros ‘heating up’ Sonny Gray talks

The Houston Astros are reportedly stepping up their efforts to acquire Sonny Gray from the Oakland Athletics.Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported Thursday that Gray, one of the top starting pitchers available on the trade market, is the subject of escalating talks between the Astros and Athletics. The Astros have long been linked to the 27-year-old, who has a 3.66 ERA in 15 starts for...
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Indians interested in acquiring Jay Bruce?

After acquiring Andrew Miller at last year’s trade deadline, the Cleveland Indians may be making a similar splash again this year.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Thursday, some believe the Indians could become interested in New York Mets outfielder Jay Bruce.The 30-year-old Bruce has had a strong 2017, hitting .266/.332/.529 with 24 home runs and 63 RBIs in 87 games...
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Dodgers reportedly ‘in the mix’ for top left-handed relievers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly quite interested in grabbing a top left-handed reliever to pair with Kenley Jansen at the back of their bullpen.Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Dodgers are “in the mix” for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton and Detroit Tigers reliever Justin Wilson. Both relievers will be quite costly, though Britton...
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Report: Blue Jays attempted to trade for Rougned Odor

Rougned Odor is perhaps Public Enemy No. 1 in Toronto, but some indications are that he actually almost became a Blue Jay.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Thursday that the Blue Jays attempted to trade for the Texas Rangers second baseman in the past, though it’s unclear if that was before or after his notorious fight with Jays slugger Jose Bautista.Per Heyman:Sources say that...
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Tony Romo says he is ‘99.9 percent done’ with NFL

Tony Romo won’t completely close the door on his NFL career.The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback told 105.3 The Fan’s Ben and Skin Show that he is “99.9 percent done” playing in the NFL. Romo retired during the offseason and took up a position on CBS’s lead NFL broadcast team.Romo has said before he’s done. This isn’t a total repudiation of this, but he’s going to...
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Report: Brewers have interest in Justin Verlander

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly made some calls about starting pitcher Justin Verlander.According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the Brewers have made their interest in the Detroit Tigers pitcher known. The Chicago Cubs are also still interested despite the fact that they have already acquired Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox. It’s not clear whether...
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Bulls return also possible for Derrick Rose?

How’s this for an unlikely reunion?Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports reports on Thursday that in addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers being in the mix to sign former MVP point guard Derrick Rose, his agent BJ Armstrong is also having discussions with the Chicago Bulls. Of course, the 28-year-old Rose, an unrestricted free agent this summer, spent the first...
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O.J. Simpson granted parole, will be released in October

OJ Simpson was granted parole from a Nevada parole board on Thursday, and the Hall of Fame running back is expected to be released from prison in October.Simpson was convicted of 12 charges related to robbery and kidnapping in a sports memorabilia heist back in 2008. He has served roughly nine years of a sentence that was nine to 33 years.While he was not convicted of the murders...
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Lakers reportedly competing with Cavs to sign Derrick Rose

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly closing in on a potential deal with Derrick Rose, but they may need to stave off one final push from the Los Angeles Lakers.Rose has met with a number of teams this offseason, and the Lakers are among them. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Magic Johnson is still trying to sell Rose on signing with L.A. instead of the Cavs. Shelburne went...
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Twitter reacts to parole board member wearing Chiefs tie at OJ Simpson’s hearing

OJ Simpson appeared in front of a Nevada parole board on Thursday, and one of the board members was apparently a big NFL fan.In what was truly one of those “you have to see it to believe it” moments, a parole board member at Simpson’s hearing was wearing a Kansas City Chiefs tie. That’s right, a grown man sitting on a parole board wearing an NFL-themed tie. You have to wonder...
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Vick 'truly sorry' for comments about Kaepernick

Michael Vick has taken a lot of heat this week for the comments he made about Colin Kaepernick still being unemployed, and the former NFL quarterback is desperately trying to save face.In an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, Vick said he is “truly sorry” for saying Kaepernick remains a free agent because of his lack of football ability and his hairstyle.“What...
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Report: Derrick Rose in ‘serious talks’ to join Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have not done a whole lot this offseason, but that could change if they sign one of the best free agent point guards remaining on the market.Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN are reporting that the Cavs are in “serious” discussions with Derrick Rose about a one-year contract. Several teams have expressed interest in Rose this offseason. While...
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Giants co-owner: Kaepernick is not being blackballed

Are NFL teams intentionally avoiding Colin Kaepernick because of his controversial political opinions, or is the quarterback simply not good enough to be on an NFL roster? That depends who you ask, but New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch believes the latter is true.A TMZ reporter asked Tisch on Wednesday for his thoughts on Michael Vick saying Kaepernick would have a better chance...
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Report: Lakers wanted to sign D-Wade if Bulls bought him out

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to gear up to make a run at LeBron James next summer, and signing LeBron’s close friend Dwyane Wade probably would have helped them get a little closer to accomplishing that goal.Wade opted into the second year of his two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, which was somewhat surprising after the team traded Jimmy Butler. Had Wade decided one season...
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Report: Bell has no plans to miss regular season games

Le’Veon Bell has yet to sign his franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and there has been talk of him not showing up to training camp to showcase his displeasure. Come Week 1, however, the star running back is expected to be ready to go.ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler noted this week that Bell plans to play a full 16-game season whether he reports for the start of camp or not....
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OJ Simpson could cash in on signing autographs if paroled

OJ Simpson is scheduled to go in front of a parole board on Thursday to learn if he will be released from prison as early as October, and he could have some serious income opportunities if he’s set free.David Elkouby, the owner of a company that specializes in athlete and celebrity autographs called The Hollywood Show, told TMZ this week that Simpson would be an extremely popular...
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Altidore has great response to being bitten by opponent

Jozy Altidore was on the receiving end of some biting and a little nipple twisting during Team USA’s 2-0 win over El Salvador in the Gold Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night, and he handled it about as well as he could have.After having his nipple twisted earlier in the match, Altidore was bitten on the shoulder by El Salvador defender Henry Romero in the second half. When asked...
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