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Report: Magic want Cavs GM Griffin to run basketball operations

The Orlando Magic have reportedly zeroed in on David Griffin as the man they want to run their basketball operations department.Griffin is currently the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his contract is set to expire. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the Magic are planning to offer to make him the president of their basketball operations department. The two...
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Butler has interesting response to question about Bulls future

Jimmy Butler has heard his name come up in trade rumors dating back to last offseason, and that chatter is almost certain to continue this summer. With the Chicago Bulls having been eliminated from the playoffs after losing four straight games to the Boston Celtics, it’s fair to wonder if Butler will encourage the team to move him.When asked on Friday night if he will be seeking...
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Jerry Jones shoots down Scandrick trade rumor

The Dallas Cowboys used both their second- and third-round picks on cornerbacks in the NFL Draft Friday night, which has led to rumblings that Orlando Scandrick could be on the trading block.After the Cowboys selected Colorado’s Chidobe Awuzie with the 60th overall pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Cowboys were trying to trade Scandrick for a third-round pick. That...
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Taco Charlton could potentially land taco endorsement

If Taco Charlton wants to take advantage of his unique name, he landed in the right spot. The former Michigan star was taken by the Dallas Cowboys with the 28th overall pick in the NFL Draft, and he’s looking forward to immersing himself in Texas culture.Could some sort of taco endorsement deal be in Charlton’s immediate future? Apparently companies have already been calling...
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Rudy Gobert twists ankle late against Clippers (Video)

Rudy Gobert twisted his ankle during the third quarter of the Utah Jazz’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of their playoff series on Friday night. Gobert landed on Austin Rivers as he was coming down from jumping for a rebound following a missed free throw. The injury occurred in the final minute of the third. Gobert left the game and did not return until 7:16 left in...
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Mike Tomlin gets in middle of Steelers’ WR Twitter exchange

Mike Tomlin had to step in and separate his players after a few got into a Twitter fight on Friday night. The Steelers selected JuJu Smith-Schuster with their second-round pick in the draft, No. 62 overall. Smith-Schuster is a wide receiver, meaning Pittsburgh will have extra competition at the spot. The recently reinstated WR Martavis Bryant responded to the pick and said that...
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10 NFL Draft sleepers to watch for on Day 3

The first two days of the 2017 NFL Draft are in the books and 107 players have been taken. Even though many of the best players from the college ranks are already gone, that doesn’t mean there isn’t talent left on Day 3. Teams will be picking during the 4th-7th rounds looking to hit a home run. Some of these guys could step in and start for their teams, and a few might even...
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Roger Goodell wipes face, dries off hand on amputee's back

There’s a lot of things about Roger Goodell that are in dispute. Did he go overboard on the Patriots with the Deflategate suspension? Did he see the Ray Rice tape? Does he know more about concussions than he’s letting on? Those are all questions that involve complex explanations.But one thing that’s not in dispute is what Roger Goodell did to a young girl who announced a pick...
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Aaron Judge breaks record with home run speed

Aaron Judge isn’t just an ordinary power hitter. He is a slugger in a body-builder’s body, much like Giancarlo Stanton. And the data supports that.Judge smacked two home runs for the New York Yankees on Friday night against the Orioles. The first was a solo shot. The second was an absolute rocket to center that was the hardest hit home run in the Statcast era. That’s nine home...
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Cowboys legend trolls Eagles fans with passionate draft pick announcement

Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson put on a show with his draft pick announcement on Friday night.Pearson, who played wide receiver for the Cowboys from 1973-1983, went straight after Philadelphia fans at the draft, knowing full well he would be booed by them. Take a look at his passionate announcement of the Cowboys’ second-round pick: Pearson dropped a “How bout dem Cowboys...
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DeShone Kizer not intended to start right away for Browns

The Cleveland Browns finally added a QB in the draft, but it’s one who probably won’t be ready to start for them this season.The Browns chose DeShone Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick on Friday. The former Notre Dame QB left school early and still had two years of eligibility left. Though his college coach Brian Kelly spoke positively about him, he felt the QB could have benefited...
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Joe Mixon drafted by Bengals; fans boo pick

If there’s one team that notoriously cares less about player character and more about second chances than anyone else in the NFL, it’s the Cincinnati Bengals. So it’s no surprise that they took Joe Mixon with the No. 48 overall pick in the draft.Cincinnati traded down from their spot at 41 to 48 in a trade with Minnesota, picking up a 4th-round pick as part of the deal. While...
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Delino DeShields Jr. rocks epic pair of Ed, Edd n Eddy cleats

Delino DeShields Jr. is taking an opportunity to shout out Cartoon Network for all of the childhood memories.For Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers outfielder sported a legendary pair of cleats bearing images from the beloved millennial-era animated series Ed, Edd n Eddy. It’s a cool way for the 24-year-old DeShields to pay tribute to a show that...
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Vikings trade up to draft Dalvin Cook

The Minnesota Vikings have identified the player they want to serve as Adrian Peterson’s replacement. The Vikings traded with the Cincinnati Bengals to move up in the second round of the NFL Draft and take Dalvin Cook. Cook dropped out of the first round because of his character issues, which you can read about here. Cook rushed for over 1,000 yards in all three seasons he spent...
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Magic also reportedly interested in Kevin McHale for president position

Kevin McHale hasn’t been employed in a front office capacity in nearly a decade, but the Orlando Magic could be looking to change that. Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Magic “have serious interest” in McHale for their team president position. The 59-year-old McHale, who currently works for Turner Sports as an NBA analyst, has vast experience as an executive...
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Marquette King roasts Twitter troll over Tyreek Hill jab

An unsuspecting Twitter user got a sombering reminder on Friday not to bring that weak stuff into the King’s court.After former USC standout Adoree’ Jackson reacted to being drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King tweeted him congrats and offered some light banter. Of course, it was inevitable that somebody...
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Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger expected to miss 3-4 weeks for Mariners

If the Seattle Mariners are going to turn things around in the early going this season, they’ll have to do it without two of their top players.The Mariners announced on Friday that pitcher Felix Hernandez and outfielder Mitch Haniger are expected to miss 3-4 weeks with injuries: Haniger was one of the hottest hitters to start the season but strained his oblique during an at-bat...
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NBA reporter Marc Stein part of ESPN layoffs

ESPN’s latest round of layoffs has not spared even some of their best talent.Many quality reporters ranging from Ed Werder to Andy Katz to Calvin Watkins already shared the difficult news that they have been let go by ESPN, but this latest one is a stunner to say the least.Marc Stein said on Twitter late Friday that he has been let go by ESPN: The news of Stein’s firing was met...
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Steve Smith has harsh words about Brock Osweiler

The fire that burned inside Steve Smith during his playing career has not disappeared now that he’s retired.Smith is now an analyst for NFL Network and spewed some hot fire when talking about Brock Osweiler on Friday.It started with former GM Charley Casserly saying he didn’t think the players available on Day 2 of the NFL Draft were better than Osweiler. That’s when Smith...
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Reuben Foster hung up on Saints when 49ers called him

Reuben Foster told a story for the ages during his introductory press conference on Friday.Foster was picked No. 31 overall in the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, who traded up with the Seahawks in order to get the linebacker. But they almost didn’t get him.According to Foster, he was on the phone with the New Orleans Saints, who were picking at No. 32 and about to take him...
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CFL fines head coach for meeting with Johnny Manziel rep

There is some fallout in the Johnny Manziel CFL case.Back in February, around the same time that Manziel was revving up his efforts regarding an NFL comeback, a site covering the Canadian Football League reported that Manziel worked out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. That would have constituted a violation because another team in the league holds Manziel’s rights.The CFL investigated...
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Dalvin Cook reportedly dropped out of first-round due to character issues

Dalvin Cook has been ranked by many as one of the best running backs in the draft, but he did not go on Day 1. Two running backs were picked — Leonard Fournette by the Jags at No. 4 overall, and Christian McCaffrey — who can play multiple positions, went No. 8. Cook is probably next up on most peoples’ draft boards. Why did he drop out of the first round? NFL Media’s Ian...
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Broncos make great Garett Bolles ‘Lion King’ mashup

The Denver Broncos put together a great mashup video they released on social media Friday to honor their first-round pickGarett Bolles, whom they selected at No. 20 overall in the draft, recently welcomed a new baby son into his family. Bolles brought his son Kingston with him to the draft. He had the 4-month-old on the red carpet and when he got picked. At one point, the Utah product...
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Jets still shopping Sheldon Richardson in trade talks

The New York Jets reportedly are looking to trade defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Jets have been making calls about Richardson trying to trade him, but they’re still seeking a return for him. The Jets have been shopping Richardson for a while, dating back to last season. As of last November, they reportedly were seeking a first-round pick...
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Broncos players take to Twitter to call for team to sign Gary Barnidge

The Denver Broncos are once again assembling en masse on Twitter to call for a player signing.The Cleveland Browns announced the release of former Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge on Friday. Shortly after the news broke, Broncos safety T.J. Ward and cornerback Chris Harris called for the team to give Barnidge a look. We already saw a similar (but unsuccessful) attempt from the Broncos...
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