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Report: Marlins considering Chris Carter, Mark Reynolds

After hitting the second-fewest home runs in the MLB last season, the Miami Marlins are hoping to add some raw power on the free agent market. According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Friday, the Marlins want to sign a righty first baseman to complement Justin Bour and are considering Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds among other options. The #Marlins would like to add a...
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Sammy Watkins has another foot surgery, out until training camp

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins had a second foot surgery late last week. The team announced Friday that Watkins, who had a first surgery last spring, underwent an operation that should have him ready in time for training camp. #Bills WR Sammy Watkins with a second foot surgery, team announces. Out until training camp. Brutal — Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) January 20,...
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Oregon's Taggart says portrayal of strength coach is 'wrong'

Oregon’s new coaching staff has been on the job for less than two months and already come under scrutiny for their handling of the program.Three Ducks players ended up in the hospital as a result of the tough workouts the program had last week. They have since been released from the hospital. The man behind the workouts is new Oregon strength and conditioning coach, Irele Oderinde...
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Jaylen Brown, Jonathon Simmons reportedly invited to dunk contest

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest could be getting some new blood this year. In an appearance this week on CSN New England’s Post Up, Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown confirmed that he has been invited to participate in the All-Star Weekend competition but is currently undecided if he will accept. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News adds that Spurs shooting guard Jonathon Simmons...
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Report: NFL owners, executives upset at Chargers’ move to Los Angeles

It turns out that the San Diego Chargers’ decision to move to Los Angeles is unpopular pretty much everywhere else as well.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL owners and league executives alike are unhappy with the team’s move, with the league office said to be “besides itself,” with the move having been “bungled so bad” that there is a hope that the Chargers may...
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76ers reportedly beef up their analytics department

The Process is getting more sophisticated.According to what ESPN's Zach Lowe said on Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers have added five new analytics hires to their front office. Though they’re still at 14-26 on the year, the Sixers are 6-2 in the month of January and might actually be able to put together a dark horse bid for a low playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. But the advanced...
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Aaron Rodgers dealing with illness ahead of NFC Championship

The Green Bay Packers have a bug going through their locker room, and it has infected their quarterback. Aaron Rodgers said Friday that he’s feeling under the weather ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers is sick. "Rest, fluids, all that stuff. We'll be OK. Jordy had it. Mason had it. I got it. We'll deal with it." — Jason Wilde...
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Russell Westbrook responds to All-Star snub

If Russell Westbrook is upset about missing out on a starting spot in the All-Star Game, he isn’t showing it.The starters for the All-Star Game were revealed on Thursday, and Westbrook is not one of them despite being first in the media and player vote among Western Conference guards. Westbrook, who was behind Stephen Curry and James Harden in the fan balloting, says there are...
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Report: Knicks, Melo to part ways by next season

The trade speculation surrounding Carmelo Anthony has been heating up, and now one plugged-in NBA reporter says ‘Melo and the New York Knicks will part ways by next season. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says Anthony will be gone either by the trade deadline or summer. @stephenasmith on @carmeloanthony "he will be gone by the deadline or by the summer" — Michael Kay Show YES...
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Adam Jones to serve as penalty box attendant for minor league hockey team

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones is embarking on a new career, if only for a day.Jones, a San Diego native and season ticket holder for the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, signed a contract for Friday that will allow him to be an off-ice official in the team’s next game. “I’m living out my dream joining the San Diego Gulls to be an off-ice official and serve as a penalty box...
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Carmelo Anthony willing to waive no-trade clause

Carmelo Anthony wants to remain with the New York Knicks, but he would consider leaving if the team forces his hand. In an interview with Al Iannazzone of Newsday on Friday, Anthony said that his stance hasn’t changed with regard to his desire to stay in The Big Apple but now adds that he would think about waiving his no-trade clause if that was the desire of the front office...
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Indiana's OG Anunoby needs knee surgery, out for remainder of season

Friday brought a major injury development to Big Ten basketball.Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean announced that sophomore forward OG Anunoby needs right knee surgery and is out for the rest of the season. The 19-year-old Anunoby was averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the 13-6 Hoosiers this season. He was injured while jostling for rebounding position in Indiana’s...
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Browns in talks with RB Isaiah Crowell on deal

Isaiah Crowell was one of a few bright spots on the Cleveland Browns’ offense this season, so it’s no surprise that the team is considering locking up the running back long term.According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Browns and Crowell were in talks on a deal this season, but they’re at a stalemate. He believes that the sides will meet next week to discuss it further...
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Johnny Manziel says he is now sober

Johnny Manziel has been making noise this week about making an NFL comeback, and now he’s saying that he is sober. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback told ESPN’s Ed Werder that he is now sober and wants to maintain that so he can play pro football. Johnny Manziel tells me he has achieved sobriety without professional assistance, needs to maintain and wants to play #NFL...
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Mike McCarthy: Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams may be game-time decisions

A pair of Green Bay Packers wide receivers are still very much questionable for Sunday.Packers coach Mike McCarthy told the media on Friday that wide receivers Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison are all still up in the air for the NFC Championship, and their status may not be decided until Sunday.“They have work to do, particularly in the rehab,” McCarthy said,...
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Could Chip Kelly wind up on Patriots staff?

There is some reason to believe that Chip Kelly’s next landing spot could be next to Bill Belichick. After missing out on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive coordinator position, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen speculates that Kelly could end up with the New England Patriots in some capacity. A league source told Mortensen that Kelly was set to meet with Belichick after the Jaguars...
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Bulls reportedly interested in signing Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh may never play in the NBA again due to his recurring blood clotting condition, but at least one NBA team is interested in hiring him if and when he does hit the free agent market.Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Bulls are “already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line” to try to sign Bosh when he inevitably parts ways with the Miami Heat...
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Caroline Wozniacki fires back at Rory McIlroy, says ‘move on’

Caroline Wozniacki was surprised to hear Rory McIlroy talking about the former couple’s relationship in a recent interview, and the tennis star has a very simple message for McIlroy in response.Get over it.Speaking to the Daily Mirror on Thursday, Wozniacki at first claimed to have nothing to say about McIlroy’s comments.“I saw it alright, but I do not really have anything...
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Johnny Manziel will charge for autographs, not selfies at Super Bowl

Johnny Manziel is once again trying to clean up his image, and the first stop on his latest redemption tour will be Houston for Super Bowl LI. And don’t worry, if you happen to run into Johnny Football and want to take a selfie with him, he is not going to charge you money. Earlier this month, memorabilia stores Stadium Signatures announced a location where fans can meet Manziel...
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Report: Ravens breakout star retiring due to serious injury

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is reportedly retiring from football after just three seasons in the NFL.Orr, who had a breakout season in 2016 and was named a second-team All-Pro, dealt with a shoulder injury late in the year. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, the injury has forced Orr into retiring at age 24. Orr ranked in the top 10 among defenders...
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Aaron Rodgers cracks ‘size matters’ joke when asked about not fumbling

One of the most underrated plays of last weekend’s playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys was Aaron Rodgers somehow not fumbling when he was leveled by safety Jeff Heath on a blitz with 18 seconds remaining. Rodgers has a very simple explanation for the play.“Size matters.”Earlier this week, Rodgers was asked how he hung onto the ball. He simply held...
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Stanley Wilson arrested again while naked, crying in mug shot

Former NFL cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested earlier this month for the second time since June. He was naked both times.According to a police report obtained by The Oregonian, Wilson was found “running around” in the nude outside the home of a person he did not know on Jan. 10. He told police he lived nearby, but the address he gave did not check out.Wilson was already...
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Nuggets' Mudiay apologizes for mocking Gregg Popovich ejection

Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay had a funny moment during Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he ended up apologizing for it later.Popovich was ejected from the game late in the second quarter, and Mudiay was right there working alongside the referee to give Pop the heave-ho: Mudiay was told after the game about his actions getting a lot of attention and...
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Pau Gasol out indefinitely after fracturing hand in warmups

The San Antonio Spurs are humming along once again with 33 wins in their first 42 games to start to the season, but the job may be considerably more difficult from here on out. The Spurs announced that six-time All-Star center Pau Gasol fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand warming up before Thursday’s 118-104 win over the Denver Nuggets. There is currently no timetable...
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Knicks' Courtney Lee accuses Wizards coach of foul play

New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee wants the league to investigate the conduct of Washington Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe at the end of Thursday’s game between the teams.The Knicks lost 113-110 and didn’t get a shot off on their final possession. Lee had the best look at the basket, but he passed up a shot because he heard someone yell “I’m here” just as he got the...
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