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Joe Thomas: It’s a ‘sad end’ to Johnny Manziel story in Cleveland

Just in case you were skeptical about the rumors that the Cleveland Browns fully intend to cut Johnny Manziel in a few weeks, veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas is here to confirm them. On Thursday, Thomas expressed disappointment in the “sad” ending to the Manziel era in Cleveland. “It’s a sad end to the story in Cleveland for Johnny,” Thomas said, per Mary Kay Cabot...
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Doug Martin expected to test free agency

One of the league’s top rushers could have a new home next season. Doug Martin is expected to test free agency, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Martin, 27, was second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards last season. Though Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht says there is mutual interest from both sides in having the Muscle Hamster return to the team, Stroud...
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Report: People with Warriors think they will get Kevin Durant

There has been a lot of chatter lately suggesting that the Golden State Warriors will be in the mix for Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent after the season. At least one report says some in the organization think they will be able to land the former MVP. ESPN’s Chris Broussard shared the news during a segment on ESPN. “There are people in Golden State that think they’re...
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Report: Ernie Kent hit by object after game

Washington State head basketball coach Ernie Kent was hit by an object after his Cougars’ 88-81 double-overtime loss at Colorado on Thursday, according to a report. The Spokesman Review’s Jacob Thorpe reported the news and says someone is in custody. Ernie Kent was apparently struck by an object (heard golf ball & liquor bottle) thrown from the crowd after the game. Somebody...
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Report: Some Seahawks do not think Marshawn Lynch will retire

Marshawn Lynch posted a message on Twitter during the Super Bowl on Sunday that seemed to indicate his plans to retire. However, some Seattle Seahawks reportedly do not believe the running back is actually hanging up his cleats for good. Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reported on “Inside Buzz” that some Seahawks are not convinced about Lynch’s plan. “Numerous players from...
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Super Bowl referee says Cotchery play could have been a catch

One of the more controversial plays in Super Bowl 50 came on a first quarter review of what the Carolina Panthers thought was a catch by Jerricho Cotchery. Cotchery appeared to catch a pass on first down from Cam Newton, but the officials ruled it incomplete. Head coach Ron Rivera challenged the ruling, which was upheld, costing Carolina a timeout. Two plays later, Newton was strip...
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DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

DeMar DeRozan will be one of the more coveted free agents after the season, but it sounds like he has no intention of leaving Toronto. The Raptors guard, now in his seventh NBA season out of USC, has emerged into an All-Star and franchise cornerstone. Though teams will want him — and a report said the Lakers were planning to offer him max money — DeRozan says his heart is with...
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Archie Manning defends Cam Newton over press conference

Cam Newton may be getting crushed for his listless press conference after losing the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but he is getting support from an unlikely source. Archie Manning, the father of winning quarterback Peyton Manning, defended Newton, pointing out how tough it is to be congenial with the media after losing such a huge game. “It’s really hard, really...
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Chris Harris: Von Miller should get paid more than JJ Watt

Chris Harris is sticking up for his teammate when it comes to Von Miller’s future pay. Harris and teammate Brandon Marshall were interviewed by NFL Network and asked whether Miller deserved to be the highest-paid defensive player in the game. Both agreed. Host Lindsay Rhodes then asked whether Miller deserved to be paid over JJ Watt. “J.J. Watt doesn’t have a ring. Von has...
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NBA to weigh adding advertisements to jerseys

The NBA plans to explore the possibility of adding logos of corporate sponsors to jerseys of its teams. ESPN reports that the league sent out a memo saying that the topic of placing ads on jerseys is expected to be discussed at the owners meeting in Toronto this weekend. The NBA has discussed the possibility of adding ads to jerseys in the past, with commissioner Adam Silver estimating...
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Greg Olsen says media twisted his words about Broncos defense

Greg Olsen sent out some tweets on Thursday to clarify things and express his anger with a media outlet for making it seem like he doesn’t respect the Denver Broncos’ defense. The Carolina Panthers tight end was quoted by Black and Blue Review this week as saying the Broncos’ defense did not suffocate the Panthers in the Super Bowl. “I watched it, and you feel worse after...
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Ronda Rousey returns to training

Ronda Rousey was photographed training at her gym for the first time since suffering her first professional MMA loss. Rousey was defeated by Holly Holm via second-round knockout at UFC 193 on Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia and had mostly shied away from the media since. She did perk up last month and hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and now she is back to training...
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Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

If past history is an indication of future behavior, then we can expect the Denver Broncos to use their franchise tag on linebacker Von Miller while trying to work out a long-term extension with him. Miller, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2011, is set to become a free agent. The Broncos will undoubtedly try to sign him long term — GM John Elway has said as much — but they will...
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Browns expected to draft quarterback at No. 2

The Cleveland Browns are in need of a franchise quarterback after their 2014 first-round pick of Johnny Manziel appears to have turned into a bust. Speaking in a video interview posted on Cleveland.com, Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot said she believes the Browns will select a quarterback with their No. 2 overall draft pick this year. Cabot does allow for the possibility that...
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Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for throwing elbow

The 2K rating may be going up, but the bank account rating is definitely on its way down. Heat big man Hassan Whiteside has been suspended for one game without pay for throwing an elbow at Spurs center Boban Marjanovic in Tuesday night’s 119-101 loss to San Antonio, per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Heat's Hassan Whiteside suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow...
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn labrum, out indefinitely

The luck of Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is about as rotten as the lead singer of the Sex Pistols. On Thursday, the team announced that an MRI on Kidd-Gilchrist revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He will be re-evaluted after the All-Star break, and there is otherwise no timetable for his return. INJURY UPDATE: @hornets F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had MRI revealing...
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Barry J. Sanders transferring to Oklahoma State

Barry J. Sanders, the son of Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, is transferring to his father’s alma mater. The younger Sanders, who has spent the last three seasons at Stanford, will transfer to Oklahoma State, the same school his dad attended, and be cleared to play one season immediately as a graduate transfer. So, how much of an influence did dad have on the decision? “His message...
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Magic Johnson tries to recruit Peyton Manning to the Rams (Video)

Magic Johnson is trying to recruit Peyton Manning to the Los Angeles Rams. The two appeared together on Wednesday’s Tonight Show, and Johnson – who is on record as being the first Rams season ticketholder – began recruiting him right to his face. “I tried to talk somebody out of retirement and come to the Rams,” Johnson told Fallon while gesturing toward Manning. “I...
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Report: Rockets contacting other teams about Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets have reportedly begun reaching out to other teams regarding a Dwight Howard trade. According to Yahoo! Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski, with the knowledge that Howard intends to opt out at the end of the season to seek a maximum contract, Rockets GM Daryl Morey has begun contacting other teams to gauge interest. The team has begun working with Howard’s agent...
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Robert Kraft trolls the Mannings after Peyton’s Super Bowl win

Patriots owner Robert Kraft just couldn’t resist reminding Peyton and Eli Manning who has the most Super Bowls. Kraft, speaking to WCVB-TV in Boston, said that, impressive as the accomplishments of the Manning brothers are, Tom Brady still has four. “I happened to see Archie [Manning] there,” Kraft said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “He has two sons who have won two Super Bowls...
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Jim Fassel takes issue with Cam Newton's warmup MVP cleats

Jim Fassel has a rather weird explanation as to why Carolina lost the Super Bowl, and it has to do with the cleats Cam Newton wore warming up. Newton wore gold shoes with “MVP” on them as he was warming up for the game, which you can see here: What's written on Cam Newton's gold shoes? M-V-P #KeepPounding #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/k6eMaJgur2 — News 19 WLTX (@WLTX) February...
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NFL owners reportedly concerned with Raiders-gang connections in LA

The Oakland Raiders are the odd team out for now in the race to move to Los Angeles, and it sounds like that is something pleasing to the NFL owners. Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. have a feature in ESPN the Magazine that takes an in-depth look at the process that led to the Rams being approved by the league to move back to LA. The piece goes into detail discussing the struggle...
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Jarryd Hayne wants to return to NFL

Former rugby star Jarryd Hayne appeared in eight games with the San Francisco 49ers last season, but he failed to accomplish his ultimate goal — scoring a touchdown. Hayne rushed a total of 17 times for 52 yards. While he is signed through 2017, it is unclear if the Niners intend to bring him back with Jim Tomsula having been fired. Tomsula used Hayne primarily as a special teamer...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Markieff Morris appears to flip the bird to heckler

Not only did Markieff Morris get into a physical altercation with a teammate on the bench during Wednesday night’s Suns game, but he also appeared to flip the bird to a heckler afterwards. A fan posted video on Facebook of Morris gesturing to the camera after being heckled. The heckler said the Suns should trade Morris, and the big man appeared to raise his middle finger in response...
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Terrell Owens tells Skip Bayless to stop ‘misinforming’ people

Terrell Owens cares pretty deeply about making the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so he doesn’t much like media personalities spreading negative propaganda about him. That’s why he had a harsh response to Skip Bayless on Thursday. Owens appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday and discussed his Hall of Fame candidacy with hosts Bayless and Chad Johnson. Bayless was arguing...
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