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Gordon Hayward: Relationship with Brad Stevens ‘overhyped’

Gordon Hayward ultimately chose to sign with Celtics, but says leading up to and during the free agent process that his relationship with Brad Stevens was blown out of proportion.Leading up to the start of this year’s NBA free agency period, the overwhelming majority of fans and experts predicted Hayward would end up with the Celtics. Many of those people cited Stevens, who coached...
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Kobe Bryant responds to if he is influencing Kyrie Irving

Kobe Bryant has apparently been asked if he had an influential role in Kyrie Irving reportedly asking for a trade away from the Cavaliers. Based on Bryant’s response, we can assume that answers is no.What has been a tumultuous offseason for the Cavaliers continued to be as such when it was reported Irving requested a trade during a meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. One source...
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Robert Griffin III to work out for Chargers

It’s been a quiet few months for Robert Griffin III, but apparently that’s about to change. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is set to work out for the LA Chargers on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This is the first reported workout with an NFL team for RG3 since he was released by the Browns in March. The only other time Griffin was connected to an NFL...
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Report: Derrick Rose will sign with Cavs

Derrick Rose met with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, and they did not let the star point guard leave without agreeing to a deal.Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that Rose passed his physical and will sign with the Cavs. Rose met with the Los Angeles Lakers last week, but he ultimately chose to team up with LeBron James. The 28-year-old is expected to sign for the veteran...
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Browns to cut Osweiler if he doesn't win starting job?

The Cleveland Browns are holding an open quarterback competition heading into training camp, and Brock Osweiler may need to win it in order to keep his roster spot.Gregg Rosenthal of NFL Network speculates that the Browns could release Osweiler if he can’t beat out Cody Kessler and rookie DeShone Kizer for the starting quarterback job.“Brock Osweiler had a lot of positive quotes...
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Whitehead released by Cowboys amid arrest controversy

Lucky Whitehead endured a tumultuous day on Monday that ended with him being released by the Dallas Cowboys.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Cowboys informed Whitehead Monday night that they have released him. The news comes hours after TMZ Sports reported that an arrest warrant was issued to Whitehead for his failure to appear in court earlier this month regarding a shoplifting...
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Report: Pat Neshek drawing interest from Nationals, Dodgers, Red Sox

The Pat Neshek Express may be pulling into Contender Lane.Mark Feisand of MLB.com reported on Monday that the market for the Philadelphia Phillies reliever is beginning to heat up with the Washington Nationals, the L.A. Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox all showing interest. The 36-year-old righty Neshek, who recently provided one of the best quotes of trade deadline season, earned...
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Mississippi State fan uncovered infamous Freeze phone call

Hugh Freeze was ousted as head coach at Ole Miss last week amid publicized reports that he had made a phone call to an escort service. Freeze and Ole Miss were already in trouble with the NCAA, so the embarrassing and inappropriate phone call provided the school with a convenient opportunity to call an end to the Freeze era in Oxford.But wouldn’t you know? It was a fan of Ole Miss’...
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Report: Greg Olsen will not hold out of training camp

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will not follow up on his threat to hold himself out of training camp in search of a new contract.A source told Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer that Olsen intends to report to camp on time, soothing fears that Panthers camp would begin with a high-profile holdout.The 32-year-old Olsen is the only tight end in NFL history to put up three...
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Steve Kerr wants JaVale McGee back

Steve Kerr is hoping to have his pogo stick big man back for another hurrah.Speaking over the weekend, the Golden State Warriors head coach said that he would like for the team to bring back JaVale McGee.“I’d like to see JaVale back, and we’ll see how that shakes out,” said Kerr, according to Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area. “We’d love to have him back. If he doesn’t come...
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Yankees, Brewers reportedly strongest suitors for Sonny Gray

It seems quite likely that the Oakland Athletics will trade starting pitcher Sonny Gray before the July 31 trade deadline, and they’ll have plenty of options when they do.According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers are the primary suitors for Gray, with the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros also involved. Gray has attracted a ton of...
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John Elway gets new five-year deal from Broncos

The Denver Broncos are keeping their leader atop the franchise — and paying good money to do so.The Broncos and John Elway have agreed to a five-year deal that keeps the GM with the team through 2021. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the deal is expected to make Elway the highest-paid GM in the league.“We’re pleased to reach an agreement on a five-year contract with John to continue...
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Report: Dodgers mainly interested in starting pitching

Despite all the links to back-end relievers, it is a starting pitcher that the Los Angeles Dodgers seem most motivated to get.According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Dodgers have been most interested in Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish, but have been rebuffed in their efforts so far. The Rangers have been using a similar line on all interested parties who have been calling...
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10 best rivalries in college football

There are dozens, if not hundreds of intense rivalries in the sports world, but perhaps none are as fiercely competitive and intimate as the ones in college football.Because of the NCAA landscape, student-athletes often take the field full of pride and hope. Ultimately, a precious few move on to the next level, meaning many play the game because they love it. That sort of passion...
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Report: Tigers, Cubs talking Justin Verlander trade

The Cubs may be swinging another pre-deadline move for starting pitching.According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Monday, the Cubs and the Detroit Tigers continue to engage in trade talks with former AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander’s name popping up along with catcher Alex Avila’s. The defending champs already landed Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox earlier...
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Garrett, Cowboys had no idea about Whitehead's arrest

A warrant has been issued for Lucky Whitehead after the Dallas Cowboys receiver missed a court appearance earlier this month related to a June arrest, and head coach Jason Garrett and the team apparently had no idea about the original incident.When he arrived at the Cowboys facility on Monday, Garrett was surprised to hear that Whitehead had missed a court appearance. That’s because...
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Report: Rangers telling teams Darvish is not available

The Texas Rangers are coming off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they are not yet ready to commit to being sellers with the MLB trade deadline only a week away.Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported on Monday that the Rangers have been telling interested teams Yu Darvish is not available — at least for now. A lot can change in the next week, especially with how inconsistent the...
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Report: Celtics showing interest in Kyrie Irving trade

Could Kyrie Irving be moving from one Eastern power player to another?ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports on Monday that the Boston Celtics have called the Cleveland Cavaliers to say “they would like to be kept in the loop” on Irving trade talks. Lowe adds that the Celtics can offer Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and one of their coveted future first-round draft picks but also says that...
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Richard Jefferson sheds light on Irving's tough time with Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson weighed in on Kyrie Irving’s trade request with unusual candor upon hearing it.Jefferson actually learned of the trade request while recording an episode of his Road Trippin’ podcast, and was quite honest in his assessment, including a look at why Irving might feel that he wants out and how speculation about LeBron James may be a...
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Damian Lillard questions Kyrie Irving trade request

Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving both seem to think that the grass is greener on the other side.In an appearance Monday on “SI Now,” Lillard was asked about Irving’s trade request from the Cleveland Cavaliers.“Who wouldn’t want to go to the Finals every year?” replied the Blazers guard. “I think they’ve been to the Finals the last three years. I would love to do that...
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Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins working on chemistry

The New Orleans Pelicans’ pair of big men are committed to finding a way to gel before the start of the new season.Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins have devoted part of their summer to working out together in an effort to get more comfortable with each other, Davis told the team’s official website.“We’ve just tried to get in as much work as possible this summer,” Davis...
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Report: Cavs operating as if Irving trade is ‘inevitable’

Kyrie Irving has two years remaining on his deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, so the team has the option of being patient with the star point guard and seeing if he will change his mind about wanting to leave. But according to one report, the Cavs are operating as though a divorce is imminent.Zach Lowe of ESPN.com was told by sources that the Cavs are acting as though trading Irving...
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Warrant issued for Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead over shoplifting arrest

A warrant has been issued for Lucky Whitehead after the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver missed a July court appearance related to a June arrest for shoplifting.TMZ Sports reports the news about the arrest warrant being issued for Whitehead. A Cowboys special teamer, Whitehead was arrested in Virginia in June for shoplifting after he allegedly took stuff from a convenience store.Whitehead...
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Report: Clayton Kershaw could miss 4-6 weeks

Clayton Kershaw could be out for a good amount of time after tweaking his back on Sunday.FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that the initial prognosis is that Kershaw could be out 4-6 weeks. Kershaw is still set to see a back specialist before the final determination is made about his length of absence.The Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher left Sunday’s game against...
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Andrew Luck to begin training camp on PUP list

Andrew Luck will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, but that does not mean his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery is not going well.Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard told reporters Monday that Luck will begin camp on the PUP list. However, they expect the quarterback to be removed from the list prior to the season. The good news for Colts fans is...
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