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Six college football programs on the rise

In the world of college football, the rich tend to get richer. Alabama will always bring in loaded recruiting classes. Ohio State will always contend as long as Urban Meyer is at the helm. Oklahoma is consistently among the best. Programs at the top tend to stay at the top.But other programs tend to fall off after having success, sometimes due to recruiting struggles or players not...
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Woman who tried to extort Rick Pitino to be released from prison

Karen Sypher, the woman who tried to extort Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, is set to be released from prison, according to a report.WDRB says Sypher will be freed on Friday. She reportedly has seen family in her hometown of Middleton the past few weeks.Sypher will still have to complete two years of probation, but she will no longer be in lockup.The 57-year-old was found...
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WATCH: Did LeBron James correct the score at son’s AAU game?

LeBron James is an involved parent when it comes to his kids. He tries to make it to many of their basketball games, especially when it’s his offseason.To that end, LeBron is in Las Vegas for an adidas basketball event and watching his 12-year-old son, LeBron Jr. (Bronny) play for his AAU team. The Overtime shared a video of James in attendance at one of his son’s game and said...
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Report: Rangers telling teams they will trade Yu Darvish

To trade Yu or not to trade Yu — that is the question in Texas.There have been reports back-and-forth about whether or not the Rangers will trade Yu Darvish prior to the deadline at the end of the month, and the latest says the team is going to deal the ace pitcher.FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal shared his information about Darvish on Thursday evening: Rosenthal’s report about...
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Jon Gruden says he still has the ‘itch’ to coach

Jon Gruden’s name comes up in connection with coaching vacancies on an annual basis.Even though Chucky hasn’t coached in the NFL since being fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, he is still mentioned when jobs open up at both the college and pro level. In an interview with the Pewter Report, Gruden acknowledged he still has the itch to coach and said he has met with people...
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Odell Beckham hopes to be highest-paid player in NFL

When it’s time to sign his next contract, Odell Beckham Jr. hopes it will put him in the territory generally occupied by quarterbacks.Since bursting onto the scene in 2014, Beckham has become one of the elite playmakers in the NFL. He’s a threat to score a touchdown whenever he gets his hands on the football and is the type of player who can keep defensive coordinators up at...
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Aaron Donald could hold out of training camp?

It won’t be “Hard Knocks” this time around, but the Los Angeles Rams may still have some issues to deal with in training camp this year.Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Rams general manager Les Snead said that he is unsure if defensive tackle Aaron Donald will be reporting to camp and called the situation “complicated,” per Omar Ruiz of NFL Network. The three-time Pro...
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Brewers showing interest in Curtis Granderson

The New York Mets already shipped out one player, so the Milwaukee Brewers are figuring why not see if they’re willing to trade some others.According to FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, the Brewers have shown interest in Curtis Granderson. Granderson is batting just .223, though his on-base percentage (.325) and slugging percentage (.450) are respectable. He is in the final year...
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Stephon Marbury goes on Twitter rant about Derrick Rose’s contract

Stephon Marbury is sounding off on the plight of a fellow ex-All-Star guard.The former NBA star took to Twitter on Wednesday night to rant about the one-year, $2.1 million deal that Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, citing Rose’s 2011 MVP Award and even calling out LeBron James. To be fair, there’s often some financial trade-off involved when it comes to signing...
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Astros turning their attention towards Justin Wilson?

With just a few days to go before the trade deadline, the Houston Astros appear to be calling an audible of sorts.According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Thursday, the Astros may be the “most focused team” in the hunt for Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson, who now seems to be ahead of Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton on their wishlist. The initial report linking Britton...
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Stevan Ridley signing with Broncos after workout with team

Stevan Ridley’s workout with the Denver Broncos on Thursday is resulting in a contract with the team.Ridley worked out for the Broncos Thursday, and the team decided to sign him to a one-year deal. Ridley’s contract comes a day after the Broncos learned Devontae Booker had a fractured wrist that will require surgery. Booker is expected to be back by the start of the regular season...
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Clay Helton says OJ Simpson would not be allowed at USC practice

One of the best running backs in USC history is not welcome at the team’s practices. That’s because the person in question is convicted felon and accused murder, O.J. Simpson.Simpson was granted parole last week after serving nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. He is set to be released on Oct. 1.In light of Simpson’s parole, LA Times reporter Dylan Hernandez...
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Corey Coleman believes he will be cleared in assault case

Corey Coleman is confident that he will be cleared in the assault investigation in which he is involved.Coleman was named in an affidavit along with his brother and a friend as the people who attacked another man on Dec. 31. His brother and the friend were charged with felony assault and pleaded not guilty. Coleman was not charged, but he is still under investigation as part of the...
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Report: Dodgers confident they will acquire top starting pitcher

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been mentioned in trade rumors surrounding many starting pitchers, and it sounds like they will end up with one of them.MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers are confident they will end up acquiring one of the top-end starting pitchers prior to the trade deadline. The Dodgers are the team most often linked with Yu Darvish, whom the Texas...
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Martavis Bryant still awaiting full reinstatement from NFL

Steelers fans who were excited about the prospect of Martavis Bryant returning to the lineup this season should cool their expectations for the moment.Steelers GM Kevin Colbert made it clear on Thursday that Bryant has not been fully reinstated by the NFL yet. The terms of the receiver’s conditional reinstatement mean Bryant cannot practice or play in games with the team.“Upon...
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Antonio Brown talked with Le’Veon Bell about holdout

Antonio Brown has been vocal on social media bout trying to get teammate Le’Veon Bell to avoid a holdout, and he reiterated his stance when speaking with the media on Thursday.Upon arriving at Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp, Brown implored Bell to show up. Brown got a new deal in the offseason, signing a four-year, $68 million extension with a $19 million bonus. It’s easier...
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Cam Newton has great response when asked if he will run less

The Carolina Panthers have made it clear that they want Cam Newton to do less running and more throwing in 2017, but the quarterback may not be totally on board with the new approach.Newton was asked by a reporter at the start of training camp on Thursday if he is planning to run less this season. His response was classic Cam.“I don’t understand certain things. That’s my edge...
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James Harrison, Antonio Brown show up at training camp in awesome rides

Pittsburgh Steelers stars have found a fun way to make arriving at training camp interesting.When players reported to camp on Thursday, Antonio Brown out-shined them all by arriving in an old school Rolls Royce, complete with a chauffeur. Not to be outdone, veteran linebacker James Harrison showed up in a fire truck: Both rides were awesome, but we’re partial to the old Rolls from...
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Chris Bosh thinks LeBron James and Kyrie Irving should ‘work it out’

One of LeBron James’ prominent former teammates is giving his two cents on James’ drama with a prominent current teammate.In a quick chat with TMZ this week, ex-Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh was asked about the James-Kyrie Irving beef and replied that the two should “work it out.” Bosh was then asked if he respects Irving’s decision to carve his own path, to which he said...
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Charcandrick West gets custom Skittles-dispensing luggage

Charcandrick West is a big Skittles fan, and the Kansas City Chiefs running back got a sweet gift from the candy company.Skittles sent West a custom Skittles-dispensing bag that he can use when packing for road trips with the Chiefs.West has been known for taking a Skittles bag with him on the road, but this one is different in that it includes a button you can press to dispense...
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LeBron James asking behind the scenes if Josh Jackson is available for Kyrie Irving?

Fire up any and all of your LeGM jokes, compatriots.On an episode of ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday, analyst Pablo Torre revealed that LeBron James has been taking an active part in Kyrie Irving trade negotiations on at least one front.“LeBron James is doing some LeBron James offseason work,” said Torre. “And my understanding is it’s not just Derrick Rose, it’s not...
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Report: Irving wants trade to Knicks 'very badly'

Kyrie Irving is hoping the Cleveland Cavaliers find a way to trade him before the start of the 2017-2018 season, and the star point guard reportedly has one team in mind that he wants to play for more than any other.ESPN’s Pablo Torre said Thursday that a source told him Irving “very badly” wants to be traded to the New York Knicks.“I got a phone call, and the voice on the...
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Reuben Foster cleared for start of training camp

The San Francisco 49ers will be able to get a full look at first-round pick Reuben Foster when camp opens up on Friday.Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday that Foster has been cleared to participate in training camp. Foster was initially expected to be a potential top-five pick in the draft, but he slid to No. 31 in large part due to injury concerns about his shoulder....
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James Blake: Serena Williams is one of greatest athletes of all time

John McEnroe sparked a major debate recently when he said that Serena Williams would not even be a household name if she had to play in the men’s tennis circuit, and the former World No. 1 later said he regretted making the remarks. Alas, the discussion has raged on.Former tennis player and current Tennis Channel analyst James Blake gave his take in an interview with Bill Reiter...
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Dolphins player referenced Bill Belichick in friendly swipe at Adam Gase

The 2017 NFL season is more than a month from getting underway, and the Miami Dolphins are already thinking about the New England Patriots. Adam Gase’s players have made sure of that.Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald shared an entertaining aside from the Dolphins’ offseason workouts about a note Gase got from a player. The player, who remained anonymous, went to visit Gase...
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