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Kyrie Irving reportedly ignoring phone calls from Cavs

Kyrie Irving apparently has nothing left to discuss with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he informed the team he wants to be traded.In his Thursday column, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic compared Irving’s current situation to what the Cavs went through with LeBron James in 2010. At one point, LeBron went completely dark and would not communicate with any members of Cleveland’s front...
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Rob Gronkowski practicing without limitations in training camp

Rob Gronkowski suffered an injury last season that required his third back surgery since college, but it does not appear he is feeling any ill effects from it sevens months after going under the knife.Gronkowski has been a full participant in most team workouts throughout the offseason, and that is expected to continue in training camp. Phil Perry of CSSNE.com notes that Bill Belichick...
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Report: Pedroia cheered loudly when Price told Eckersley off

David Price was supposedly sticking up for a teammate when he confronted Dennis Eckersley on a team flight recently, and another prominent Boston Red Sox player reportedly got Price’s back when the incident took place.Fred Toucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston was told by a source that Dustin Pedroia “aggressively” cheered for Price when Price told Eckersley to “get the...
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Jim Mora happy Josh Rosen is keeping lower profile

Jim Mora has been happy with what he’s sign from quarterback Josh Rosen this offseason — and also with what he hasn’t seen.Some believe Rosen presents character concerns especially after he was involved in some off-field issues. That led Mora to caution his quarterback against becoming a Johnny Manziel type.Well Rosen missed most of last season with a shoulder injury and underwent...
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Kaepernick a possibility for Ravens after Flacco injury?

If Colin Kaepernick ends up signing with an NFL team before the upcoming season, it will probably be because of an injury. Do the Baltimore Ravens suddenly make sense?With Joe Flacco expected to miss 3-6 weeks because of a back injury, there has been speculation that the Ravens could give Kaepernick a look. Harbaugh’s brother Jim was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers when...
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Giancarlo Stanton mocks Jason Grilli after blasting home run

Texas Rangers reliever Jason Grilli was beyond fired up when he struck out Giancarlo Stanton to preserve a 10-4 lead in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and Stanton clearly took notice.On Wednesday, Stanton got revenge on Grilli by blasting a solo home run in the eighth during Miami’s eventual 22-10 thrashing of the Rangers. Stanton enthusiastically celebrated the meaningless feat...
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Ball says he could beat Jordan, LeBron with 15-year-old son

LaVar Ball may have outdone himself yet again.Before his Big Ballers AAU team played Zion Williamson’s SC Supreme team on Wednesday night, basketball’s most notorious hype man proudly boasted that he and 15-year-old son LaMelo, who headlines the Big Ballers roster, could beat anybody 2-on-2 … including Michael Jordan and LeBron James."Come on, you already know," Ball said....
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Adrian Beltre ejected for bizarre on-deck circle incident

Stop me if you’ve ever seen this before: An MLB player was ejected from a game for physically moving the on-deck circle.Adrian Beltre, who is making a run at 3,000 career hits, was tossed from Wednesday’s Rangers-Marlins game after literally moving the circle closer towards the plate where he wanted to stand while warming up for an at-bat. Marlins pitcher Drew Steckenrider asked...
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Michael Fulmer hopes Tigers go ‘all out’ with rebuild

The Detroit Tigers have already traded one of their best players, but they haven’t exactly committed to a full-on rebuild yet. One of their players who has been mentioned in some trade talks hopes the team goes all-in on the rebuild if they commit to doing so.Michael Fulmer, who won Rookie of the Year last season and was an All-Star this year, shared his thoughts on the team...
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No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson being demoted to minors by Braves

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson will be heading down to the minor leagues to see if he can turn things around.The Atlanta Braves informed Swanson that he will be sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett, multiple Braves reporters said on Wednesday. Swanson was acquired by the Braves as part of the infamous Shelby Miller trade with Arizona prior to last season. Despite having...
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Bryce Harper loses his mind after striking out, gets ejected

Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday’s Washington Nationals-Milwaukee Brewers game after exploding on home plate umpire Chris Segal over balls and strikes.Harper was up in the bottom of the eighth with runners on the corners and a tie game. It was an important spot where Harper had an opportunity to break the tie, so the stakes were high for the at-bat.Harper took the first...
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Clayton Kershaw says no timetable yet for his return

Clayton Kershaw is eager to return to action for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the ace says there is no timetable yet for his recovery.The southpaw left his start for the Dodgers on Sunday after tweaking his back. An initial report said he could miss four to six weeks. Kershaw isn’t setting expectations for his return yet. The good news is an MRI showed that that his disc was not...
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Joe Flacco could miss 3-6 weeks with back injury

The injury bug is starting to hit the Baltimore Ravens.A day after news came out that running back Kenneth Dixon would miss the season after undergoing knee surgery, word is emerging about a back injury Joe Flacco is dealing with that could cause him to miss some time.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Flacco could miss 3-6 weeks because of a disc issue in his back. The Baltimore Sun’s...
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Ray Allen blasts Trump's transgender military ban

President Donald Trump introduced a new policy banning transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military on Wednesday, and at least one former athlete is not a fan.Ray Allen posted a scathing critique of Trump’s policy on Instagram, calling it “idiotic” and daring those who disagree to unfollow him. Allen is far from the first person in the NBA world to rip Trump. It’s...
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Cardale Jones traded to Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers have a new backup quarterback.The Buffalo Bills confirmed Wednesday that they have traded quarterback Cardale Jones to the Chargers in exchange for a conditional 7th-round draft pick.The 24-year-old has only attempted 11 passes in the NFL and was in danger of being released by the Bills, who no longer needed him. It was a fairly significant fall from grace...
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Chances of Zach Britton trade reportedly getting slimmer

It is looking increasingly likely that Zach Britton will still be a wearing Baltimore Orioles uniform come August 1st.According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Wednesday, the chances of Britton being dealt by the trade deadline are getting “slimmer by the day.” Britton is fifth in the MLB with 126 saves since 2014, per Fangraphs. But only six of those saves have come...
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Report: Nationals interested in Yu Darvish

Add another marquee name to the Yu Darvish sweepstakes.Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on Wednesday that the Washington Nationals are showing interest in the Texas Rangers ace righty. He also adds however that they would prefer a controllable starter. The 30-year-old Darvish, who will be a free agent after the season, appears to be available for the right price. He has also been...
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Bears GM: ‘Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback’

For now, at least, the Chicago Bears are going with their veteran as the starting quarterback.Bears general manager Ryan Pace affirmed as training camp gets underway that veteran free agent Mike Glennon will get the nod ahead of No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky.“Glennon’s here for a reason,” Pace said, via JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago. “We evaluated him over the years...
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Dan Gilbert takes shot at Pacers over Paul George trade

All these flavors, and yet Dan Gilbert still chooses to be salty.At Wednesday’s press conference introducing new Cleveland Cavaliers GM Koby Altman, the Cavs owner chimed in on a question directed at Altman about the team’s attempts to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers.“I will say that Indiana could have done better than they did,” Gilbert quipped.Truth be told...
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Derrick Rose reportedly wanted to sign with Spurs or Clippers

Derrick Rose will be getting his chance to contend, but he apparently would have rather it come in the Western Conference.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the ex-MVP “tried hard” to get top teams in the West to sign him — namely, the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers — but was ultimately turned down.Rose, who wound up signing with the Cleveland...
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Cavs GM: Kyrie Irving situation 'fluid,' rift with LeBron 'overblown'

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman fielded questions about Kyrie Irving’s future on Wednesday, downplaying reports of tension with LeBron James.Altman, in his introductory press conference, called the Irving situation “fluid” and didn’t rule out the point guard staying with the Cavaliers despite his trade request. James has had to refute reports about his relationship...
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Texans have been ‘blown away’ by Deshaun Watson

It sounds like the Houston Texans are getting even more than they could have hoped for from rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.Watson has reportedly impressed the Texans greatly as training camp gets underway and has been even better than they had anticipated.“They knew he was a good player, they liked a lot about him athletically, they thought he was someone who had a very high...
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Lucky Whitehead reportedly claimed by Jets

Lucky Whitehead has found a new home after his controversial release from the Dallas Cowboys.The wide receiver has been claimed on waivers by the New York Jets, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Jets will take all the help they can get, particularly given there is actually nothing wrong with Whitehead. He’ll probably be out with a point to prove after his controversial release...
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LeBron James wanted Cavs to trade Kyrie Irving for Chris Paul after 2016 title?

We may be moving closer toward establishing a timeline for when the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James relationship started to go sour.In an appearance Wednesday on FOX Sports 1’s “The Herd,” analyst Rob Parker made a somewhat surprising revelation about the two’s dynamic.“Kyrie found out that, after they won the championship, LeBron wanted Kyrie traded for Chris Paul,” Parker...
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Report: LeBron, D-Rose, Eric Bledsoe to work out together

LeBron James is getting ready for the season with a new teammate and another interesting name.According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, James will be working out in Las Vegas this week with Derrick Rose and Eric Bledsoe, and are set to work out together possibly as early as Wednesday.Rose is, of course, a new teammate of James, having agreed to terms with the Cavaliers earlier in the week...
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