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Nebraska coach leaves door open for Keyshawn Johnson Jr. to return

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has decided to step away from playing football at Nebraska while he works on some personal issues, but Cornhuskers head coach Mike Riley has made it clear the wide receiver is welcome back at any time.Johnson, who arrived in Nebraska as a true freshman back in January, was cited for marijuana possession earlier this month. His father, former NFL receiver Keyshawn...
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Report: Mavs consider re-signing Nerlens Noel top offseason priority

Nerlens Noel is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, and the 23-year-old big man will likely receive max contract offers from multiple teams. According to one report, that won’t matter to the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are likely going to match any offer to Noel, as Marc Stein is reporting that re-signing Noel is their No. 1 priority this offseason. As Stein noted...
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Dolphins reached out to Peyton Manning about possible comeback

The Miami Dolphins were desperate for quarterback help when Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury late last season, and they apparently thought there was an outside chance they could convince Peyton Manning to embark on one more Super Bowl quest.In an interview with the Times-Picayune on Friday, Archie Manning revealed that he witnessed a text message conversation between his...
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Knicks fan explains motive behind Porzingis billboard

If Phil Jackson wanted to know how New York Knicks fans feel about the possibility of Kristaps Porzingis being traded, he only needed to look at the massive yellow billboard outside Madison Square Garden earlier in the week.The sign had a very simple message: “DONT TRADE PORZINGIS.” As you can see, the ad space was rented by a digital media company called Cycle. It went live...
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Stephen A. Smith backpedals, praises Lamar Odom

Stephen A. Smith came under fire this week for taking what many considered a cheap shot at Lamar Odom, and the ESPN personality released a statement on Friday in an attempt to clarify his comments.Earlier in the week, Smith was ranting about Phil Jackson when he noted that one of the Knicks president’s first moves with the team was to sign Lamar Odom at the end of the 2013-2014...
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Report: Knicks afraid of Porzingis rebelling, hurting their image

Phil Jackson’s willingness to trade Kristaps Porzingis seemingly has little to do with the former first-round pick’s game and everything to do with his attitude toward the team.Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the New York Knicks after the season, and his brother and agent Janis Porzingis recently said Kristaps does not want to be traded “despite how the Knicks are treating...
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Ranking the toughest divisions in the NFL

An ongoing debate among NFL fans is which division has the best rivalries and the toughest schedule. And while the latter half of the argument changes on a year-to-year basis, it’s still a fun and often intense debate.The 2016 regular season brought about a few surprises that changed the divisional power dynamic, and 2017 will likely bring about more. But for the time being ...
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Derek Carr: I’ll hand off to Marshawn Lynch, not throw at 1-yard line

Derek Carr held a press conference on Friday to officially announce that he has signed a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders, and he managed to work in a shot at the Seattle Seahawks while chatting with the media. Carr, who is now the highest-paid player in the NFL with an average annual salary of $25 million, said he does not feel any added pressure to light up the stat...
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Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

Following his selection as the 2nd overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, Lonzo Ball’s welcome to the Los Angeles Lakers has been as animated as expected.It began with his father’s interviews at the NBA Draft, where he guaranteed a playoff berth for the Lakers next season. It continued at today’s press conference, where Magic Johnson called Ball the “new face of the Lakers”...
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Lamar Odom responds to Stephen A. Smith’s ‘crack’ comment

Stephen A. Smith has been outspoken about his displeasure with Phil Jackson and James Dolan’s efforts to run the New York Knicks. Thursday on ESPN’s “First Take,” he criticized Jackson, dating back to his first days in charge of the Knicks and Jackson’s interest in Lamar Odom. Smith boisterously added that Odom was using crack cocaine at that time: Odom, and his lawyer...
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Report: Cavs would be interested in Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony if bought out

After losing to the Warriors in five games in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a keen interest in upgrading their roster before next season. That won’t be easy given Cleveland’s cap situation and lack of easy-to-move assets. The Cavs likely will need to focus on inexpensive options, like veterans bought out of their contracts. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc...
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Report: Cavaliers would be interested in Dwyane Wade or Carmelo Anthony if bought out

After losing to the Warriors in five games in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a keen interest in upgrading their roster before next season. That won’t be easy given Cleveland’s cap situation and lack of easy-to-move assets.They likely will need to focus on inexpensive options, like veterans bought out of their contracts. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein...
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Derek Carr has great plans for how to spend his new contract money

Derek Carr just finished a great season and followed it up by becoming the highest paid player in NFL history. As a young quarterback negotiating with a team with cap space, he was able to sign a monstrous five-year, $125 million deal. Carr, 26, threw for 28 touchdowns in 15 games last season, leading the Raiders to the playoffs. When recently asked what he’d spend all of that...
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Derek Carr asked what he’ll buy with new contract and offers surprising answer

Derek Carr just finished a great season and followed it up by becoming the highest paid player in NFL history. As a young quarterback negotiating with a team with cap space, resulted in a monstrous five year, $125 million deal. Carr, 26, threw for 28 touchdowns in 15 games last season, leading the Raiders to the playoffs.When recently asked what he’d spend all of that money on...
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Chris Paul re-elected as NBA Player’s Association president

After a successful first term, Chris Paul has been re-elected to serve as the President of the NBA Player’s Association. During his first term, Paul was involved in the negotiation of the latest collective bargaining agreement. “I’m humbled that my fellow players have voted to have me continue as President of the NBPA,” said Paul. “We’ve accomplished a lot these past...
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David Ortiz throws terrible ceremonial first pitch (Video)

Friday night, the Red Sox celebrated the storied career of David Ortiz. The former first baseman and designated hitter had his number retired and threw out the first pitch prior to Boston’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He also spoke to the fans for nearly ten minutes, receiving a warm welcome.Perhaps all the years not playing in the field affected Ortiz’s throwing...
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Magic Johnson takes parting shot at D’Angelo Russell’s leadership qualities

Days after sending D’Angelo Russell packing, Magic Johnson continues to show him no mercy and no chill.Addressing the media at Lonzo Ball’s introductory press conference on Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations took a parting shot at Russell and his perceived lack of leadership qualities.“D’Angelo is an excellent player,” said Johnson, per Baxter...
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Dennis Smith says vertical leap increased by eight inches after ACL tear

In addition to being the new future of the Dallas Mavericks, Dennis Smith Jr. may also be Bionic Man.Speaking with reporters on Friday after being drafted by the Mavs with the No. 9 pick the day before, Smith said his vertical leap increased by eight inches after his 2015 ACL tear, per Isaac Harris of The Smoking Cuban. While the feat is seemingly unheard of, it probably has something...
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Report: Wolves targeting Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, other point guards in free agency

After triggering an earthquake with Thursday’s blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves may be coming back for an aftershock.Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Friday that the Wolves think they can upgrade at the point guard position in free agency and are targeting the likes of Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, George Hill, and Jeff Teague. The Wolves may...
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Report: Blake Griffin has opted out of his contract

The Los Angeles Clippers were expected to undergo changes this summer and the first domino has fallen. According the Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Blake Griffin is opting out of his contract. This move was expected, as Griffin stands to earn a great deal more money by opting out than if he had played out his previous deal. That contract had Griffin slated to make over $21 million...
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Magic Johnson calls Lonzo Ball “the new face of the Lakers”

After Lonzo Ball was drafted with the 2nd overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, expectations are high in Los Angeles for the young point guard. Those expectations may have grown during Ball’s introductory press conference with the Lakers on Friday.Lakers president Magic Johnson spoke highly of his new draft pick, and placed quite the compliment on Ball’s shoulders: His praise...
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Report: Kings to release veteran Aaron Afflalo

Just one day following an NBA Draft in which the Sacramento Kings landed three first round picks with high hopes, the team is now clearing playing time for those young players.The Kings will reportedly release veteran guard Aaron Afflalo before his contract becomes guaranteed on June 23, as first reported by Shams Charania of the Vertical. This not only frees up more playing time...
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Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended two games for DUI arrest

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended two games by the NBA for a recent traffic stop that ended with Caldwell-Pope arrested for driving under the influence.The NBA specifically cited “pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, in violation of the law of the State of Michigan,” as the reason for suspending the Pistons shooter, per...
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Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

Only one day after the NBA Draft, prognosticators already have an eye on the Rookie of the Year race for 2017-2018. The award for this past season has yet to be passed out, but that didn’t stop Bovada from releasing odds for next season’s award. Lonzo Ball, selected with the 2nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, tops the list as the early favorite for the honor. The former...
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Conor McGregor’s coach says tentative plans include a return to UFC in 2017

In an exclusive piece written for Irish sports news site The42, Conor McGregor’s coach detailed the mindset and motivations for the fighter’s upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. In the midst of the puff piece about his friend and client, coach John Kavanagh dropped a juicy nugget of information as well.Kavanaugh mentions in the piece he wrote for the42 that he expects...
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