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Aaron Donald not at Rams' voluntary OTAs, reportedly over contract

Aaron Donald is not present for the Los Angeles Rams’ voluntary offseason team activities, and that decision reportedly has to do with his contract.NFL Media’s Steve Wyche says all indications are that Donald is skipping voluntary OTAs in Thousand Oaks, Calif., because of his contract. The Rams recently picked up Donald’s option for 2018, meaning the defensive lineman is set...
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Mike and Mike reportedly not speaking off air

As “Mike & Mike” heads for the end of its successful run, reports are emerging about the deteriorating relationship between the two.SI’s Richard Deitsch spoke with multiple people close to the show who say the two ESPN hosts — Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic — are hardly speaking to each other off-air.Various sources described things to Deitsch as a “poisonous atmosphere”...
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Ben Roethlisberger urges NFL players to self-report concussions

Concussions have long been a hot topic in the NFL, and concerns about them have resurfaced over the last week. Gisele Bundchen, wife of New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady, made headlines when she claimed her husband had suffered a concussion last season despite the team saying no such injury occurred. That has led to a back-and-forth debate about what’s true and...
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Jets waive WR Devin Smith

Devin Smith’s run with the New York Jets has already come to a disappointing end. Smith has been waived by the Jets on Monday. The former second-round pick is recovering from a second torn ACL and is out for the 2017 season. Smith, who was picked by the Jets No. 37 overall in 2015, has only played in 14 games, catching one touchdown pass. He played in just four games last season...
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Matt Elam arrested for grand theft, battery

Matt Elam has been arrested for the second time this year, according to a report. TMZ Sports says Elam was arrested Monday morning in Delray Beach, Fla., for grand theft and battery. Elam was arrested earlier this year for possession of marijuana and other drugs. Elam, a 2013 first-round pick of the Ravens, recorded four tackles in nine games last season after returning from a knee...
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Report: John Wall wants bigger picture plan before committing to Wizards long-term

John Wall isn’t about to lock himself into a long-term contract without getting some assurances first. J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports on Monday that while signing Wall to an extension this offseason is “the top priority” for the Wizards, the All-Star point guard wants to see “a bigger picture plan on where the franchise is headed” before committing for the long...
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Report: O.J. Simpson's parole hearing set for July

The Nevada parole board will hear the pleas for freedom from 673 convicted felons in July, and O.J. Simpson will be among them.Simpson, who was incarcerated after being convicted of organizing a 2007 armed robbery at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, could walk out of the Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October of this year if his parole is granted, reports...
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Tyronn Lue seems to think Marcus Smart’s big game was fluke

Marcus Smart put together a monster game for the Boston Celtics in their upset win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night.Smart led the Celtics with 27 points on 8-for-14 shooting. He was 7 of 10 on 3-pointers, which represents a huge improvement over his career 29.1 percent mark from deep.Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue seems to be...
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JR Smith credits ‘luck of the Irish’ for Avery Bradley’s game-winner

J.R. Smith thinks the Boston Celtics may have had some help from a higher power in their Game 3 upset victory over his Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.Speaking with reporters at Cavs practice on Monday, Smith commented on how Avery Bradley’s game-winning three-pointer “danced around” the basket and denied Cleveland the opportunity for a last shot. He even went so far as to call...
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Cris Cyborg-Angela Magana fight video emerges

Video of the confrontation between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana outside the UFC fighters’ hotel on Sunday has emerged.Cyborg and Magana got into an altercation outside the hotel where the fighters were staying for their Las Vegas retreat. Cyborg, a UFC featherweight, apparently confronted Magana about a rude tweet she sent in late April, leading to a response from Magana. Cyborg...
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Kyrie Irving: Cavs were served ‘slice of humble pie’

There’s been a common theme among some of the Cleveland Cavaliers following their Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.The Cavs were up by 21 points in the third quarter and allowed the Celtics to get back in the game and eventually win it by three points. Cleveland was up 2-0 in the series after cruising to victories in the first two games and appeared poised to go...
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Derek Carr has ‘complete faith’ contract extension will get done

In recent days, there have been rumblings that quarterback Derek Carr has grown frustrated over contract negotiations with the Oakland Raiders and that no significant talks have taken place in weeks.Despite those reports, Carr insists he’s not at all frustrated with the progression of the talks and has “complete faith” the entire situation will be handled prior to the start...
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Gregory Polanco has incredible cleats honoring Yordano Ventura

Gregory Polanco has some pretty spectacular custom cleats to honor the late Yordano Ventura. Megan Brown shared photos on Twitter of the custom cleats Polanco has to honor his countryman, who died in January in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. The cleats have images of Ventura on either side: The shoe’s tongue also features the country’s coat of arms: Polanco is out with...
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Ex-motorcycle champion Nicky Hayden dies after collision in Italy

Nicky Hayden, an American who won the MotoGP title in 2006, has died at the age of 35.The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announced on Monday that Hayden had succumbed to injuries sustained last week after he was struck by a vehicle in Italy while training on his bicycle. Hospital officials say Hayden had suffered “severe cerebral damage and a serious polytrauma,” also known as multiple...
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Durant says he was ‘100 percent correct’ in joining Warriors

When Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors last summer, it created some fireworks that linger to this day.Even beyond his strained relationship with former teammate Russell Westbrook, the decision opened the door to a lot of criticism and some unnecessary hatred on social media. And even as the Warriors stand one game away from reaching the...
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Mike Zimmer taking hiatus from Vikings following eye surgery

The Minnesota Vikings will begin organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday, but head coach Mike Zimmer will not be there to oversee them. General manager Rick Spielman announced on Monday that Zimmer would be taking a short hiatus from the team after undergoing his eighth eye surgery since last October. “As the Vikings begin OTA practices, coach Zimmer will be taking time away...
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Darrelle Revis won’t face NFL discipline after assault case

Former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will not face any NFL discipline after all charges were dropped in relation to a March assault case in Pittsburgh, NJ Advanced Media reports. Revis was initially charged with two counts of aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy and terroristic threats after a violent confrontation with two men in February. Each of the victims were found...
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Tim Tebow ends homerun drought with opposite field blast (Video)

Tim Tebow had been struggling mightily in recent weeks and was riding an 0-for-17 slump going into Sunday’s slate of games. In addition to that, he had completely lost all power at the plate, having not homered since April 9. Although he insisted that wasn’t weighing on him, there’s little doubt Tebow felt some relief after sending a 1-0 pitch to the oppose field and over the...
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Allen: Washington has had ‘constant dialogue’ with Cousins

The odds of Kirk Cousins signing a long-term extension with Washington in the coming weeks do not seem high, but team president Bruce Allen insists the two sides are working diligently to try to make that happen.With rumors having swirled all offseason that Cousins and Washington are far apart in negotiations, Allen told reporters on Monday that the team has had “constant dialogue”...
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Columnist reacts to Bennett's planned 'boycott' of Seattle paper

Michael Bennett is unhappy with a story that was written about him in a local Seattle newspaper last week, and the Seahawks defensive end is trying to blacklist the media outlet because of it.In a feature story published on Saturday, Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times praised Bennett for being “passionate and colorful” but criticized him for not finding mature ways to express...
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Bucs publicly challenging Jackson to earn big paycheck

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed DeSean Jackson to a three-year, $33.5 million contract this offseason, and they want to make sure he is as focused as possible heading into his first season with the team.Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken is expecting Jackson to be a “great player” given how much money the 30-year-old wide receiver is making, and he has not been shy about...
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Miguel Cabrera, Sam Dyson at odds over sign stealing accusation

Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations.The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Here is a video: Dyson was not happy about whatever Cabrera was doing and had words for him: After the game, Tigers...
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Celtics were upset with talk focusing on Isaiah Thomas

The Boston Celtics rallied back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter on Sunday to beat Cleveland Cavaliers, and they did it without Isaiah Thomas. In fact, not having Thomas may have been the primary source of motivation that fueled the comeback.After the Celtics came away with a 111-108 win on Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left, Jae Crowder said the team was...
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LeBron James tries to explain off game: ‘I didn’t have it’

LeBron James was oddly nonchalant after one of the worst playoff games of his career.James scored just 11 points in the Cavaliers’ 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. The 11-point effort was one of the lowest point totals he’s ever had in the postseason. To James, the explanation for the low-scoring game was simple. James...
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Brad Stevens refuses to criticize LeBron for 11-point game

LeBron James may have had a poor Game 3 in Cleveland on Sunday night, but Brad Stevens isn’t about to criticize the 4-time MVP for the dud.James scored 11 points, added 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 45 minutes for easily his worst game of the postseason, and also his lowest-scoring game of the season. Stevens, Boston’s head coach, was asked about LeBron after the game and refused...
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