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Britt McHenry laid off by ESPN as part of cuts

ESPN has decided to lay off dozens of well-known and many lesser-known employees as part of a wide-sweeping overhaul, and Britt McHenry was informed on Thursday that she has not survived the cuts.McHenry, who worked at ESPN for three years, revealed on Twitter that the NFL Draft will be her last assignment with the network. The news of McHenry’s firing came after big industry names...
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Report: Browns source calls Garrett best draft talent in six years

There is growing speculation that the Cleveland Browns may want former North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky bad enough to draft him at No. 1 overall, but at least one member of the organization believes that would be a mistake.A Browns source who spoke with ESPN’s Josina Anderson feels that Myles Garrett, a star defensive lineman from Texas A&M, is not just the best...
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Jaguars reportedly interested in Deshaun Watson at No. 4

The Jacksonville Jaguars may have lost confidence in Blake Bortles after the quarterback’s down season in 2016, but are they desperate enough to draft his replacement with the No. 4 overall pick?Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reported on Thursday that there have been some rumblings about the Jaguars using their first-round pick on former Clemson star Deshaun Watson. Watson’s...
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Report: Teams believe Browns somehow will get Trubisky

The Cleveland Browns are obviously high on Mitchell Trubisky heading into Thursday night’s NFL Draft, and there is a growing belief that they are going to land the former North Carolina star whether they use the No. 1 overall pick on him or not.According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, two other NFL teams who need a quarterback are convinced Trubisky is heading to Cleveland —...
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Gareon Conley could reportedly slip to third round after rape accusation

Gareon Conley is widely considered to be one of the top two or three cornerbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, and that would make him a lock to be taken in the first round under normal circumstances. But as of earlier this week, normal circumstances no longer surround the former Ohio State star. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Wednesday that the feeling around the league is...
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Fred Hoiberg walks out of press conference after Isaiah Thomas question

Fred Hoiberg walked out of his press conference following a Game 5 loss to Boston Wednesday night after receiving a question about Isaiah Thomas carrying the ball. The Bulls head coach vented after a Game 4 loss on Sunday that the officials let Isaiah Thomas get away with carrying the ball. He was asked about that at his Wednesday night news conference, gave a one-word answer, and...
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Report: Shelby Miller may need Tommy John surgery

Shelby Miller could need Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow, according to a report.Fan Rag Sports’ Tommy Stokke says Miller has a ligament issue in his elbow and could need Tommy John surgery.Miller left his start on Sunday for the Diamondbacks with forearm tightness. He was placed on the disabled list Monday and underwent an MRI. He went to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second...
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Five MLB stars off to poor stars in 2017

Every season, a few big-name Major League Baseball players find themselves scuffling out of the gate. Some guys are prone to bad months of April and need time to re-acclimate themselves to big league hitting or pitching, some are just going through a slump, while others find that the skills that once made them so great are starting to erode.Here is a look at five MLB stars who have...
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Sam Bradford has better things to do than watch the draft

Millions of NFL fans will be tuned into TVs, radios, phones, and other devices on Thursday night to see what their team does in the draft. But Sam Bradford will not be among them.According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback will not be watching the draft because he doesn’t find watching it to be very fun. That’s fair. There are...
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Marshawn Lynch leaves Raiders facility wearing helmet

Marshawn Lynch has not hid his enthusiasm at about now being a member of the Raiders. Earlier in the day on Wednesday, the Raiders announced they had officially acquired the five-time Pro Bowl running back. Shortly after, the team shared a behind the scenes video of its newest acquisition via Twitter and Lynch’s excitement is certainly evident. Take a look. Perhaps the biggest...
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Marshawn Lynch gets Charles Woodson’s blessing to wear No. 24

Marshawn Lynch will have his preferred number on his Raiders jersey, and that’s fine with one of the more beloved players in the team's history.Lynch is now officially a member of the Raiders after the team agreed to a trade with the Seahawks that included the exchanging of draft picks. The 31-year-old running back announced his return to the NFL in the most Marshawn Lynch way...
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JJ Watt offers to help pay Rockets owner’s fine

Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander has enough money in his fortune where a $100,000 fine should mean very little to him, but there are some powerful people ready to help him take care of it anyhow.Texans star JJ Watt sent a tweet on Wednesday, a few hours after the NBA announced Alexander’s fine, in which he offered to help pay for the fine: Houston sports fans already love Watt...
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Jonas Valanciunas called out for farting on Raptors’ team plane

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas apparently left an unpleasant surprise for his teammates on the flight to Milwaukee for Game 6. In a post to Instagram on Wednesday, Raptors forward P.J. Tucker called out Valanciunas for farting on the team plane, sharing a video of the team suffering in the immediate aftermath of the Lithuanian’s gas expulsion. A post shared by P.J. Tucker...
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Emmanuel Sanders: Paxton Lynch looks ‘more relaxed’ in second season

Paxton Lynch will be trying to take the Denver Broncos quarterback job away from Trevor Siemian, and he has one positive review so far. Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had praise for both quarterbacks, noting that Lynch has lost the “deer in the headlights” look that plagued him during his rookie season. “I was just watching Trevor [Siemian] walk around and he’s walking...
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Brad Stevens has funny quote about game-planning for Isaiah Canaan

Brad Stevens’ memory serves as a useful scouting tool, thank you very much. Before his Boston Celtics played the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 on Wednesday, Stevens had this funny quote when asked about game-planning for Bulls guard Isaiah Canaan, who will draw the start, with little film to go off of, per Jared Weiss of CLNS Media Network. Of course, Stevens is referring to his tenure...
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Jay Gruden hints Redskins may move on from Matt Jones

Just two years after being drafted by the Redskins in the third round, Matt Jones may be a goner in Washington.According to Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic, Jay Gruden had high praise on Wednesday for starting running back Rob Kelley and also complimented backups Chris Thompson and Mack Brown. But when it came to Jones, Gruden merely acknowledged that he was “still on the roster”...
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Blazers president rules out trading Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum

It’s safe to say that things did not work out the way the Portland Trail Blazers hoped they would this season, but that doesn’t mean they’re about to blow it all up.Team president Neil Olshey admitted in an interview with Mike Richman of the Oregonian that he would not entertain offers for star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.“The odds of anything ever coming up of...
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Report: Adrian Beltre not close to return to Rangers

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre does not sound close to a return to the field.According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News and T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Beltre is still not working out on the field and is not progressing in his recovery from a calf injury. Beltre suffered the injury before the season and had a setback about two weeks ago. His continued slow recovery...
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Clay Buchholz apologized to Phillies for getting hurt

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Clay Buchholz recently suffered a potential season-ending injury to his throwing arm, and he apparently feels some sense of responsibility for it.Buchholz spoke to the media on Wednesday and said that he apologized to general manager Matt Klentak and others on the team for getting injured, per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. The 32-year-old Buchholz tore...
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Jason Day lets it slip that Rickie Fowler has girlfriend

Jason Day let it slip out on Wednesday that Rickie Fowler has a girlfriend, essentially confirming the speculation that began over the weekend.Fowler and Allison Stokke, a pole vaulter who became a viral sensation (against her wishes) in the early days of sports blogs, both shared photos on Instagram over the weekend where they looked to be a couple (photos here). That led to great...
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Mickey Loomis: No Malcolm Butler discussions ‘for quite some time’

The New Orleans Saints continue to downplay their chances of getting New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.General manager Mickey Loomis on Wednesday didn’t rule out bringing Butler in, but he also made it clear it’s not a top priority.“We haven’t really had any discussion for quite some time,” Loomis said, via Nick Underwood of the New Orleans Advocate. “Look...
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Report: Aaron Hernandez third letter was to lawyer, not lover

There has been conflicting information surrounding a third suicide letter left behind by Aaron Hernandez, with the latest report saying the note was intended for his lawyer. Last week reports came out saying Hernandez left behind three letters following his suicide death. One was for his fiancee, another for his daughter, and there was different information about the third. Newsweek...
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Draymond Green, Drake troll each other on Instagram

Draymond Green and Drake are at it again.The Golden State Warriors forward and the rapper are mock-feuding on Instagram once again, trading memes on Monday.Drake started it with a joke at Green’s expense. Green wasn’t going to take that lying down, mocking Drake’s Degrassi past. Drake and Green have a long-standing mock-feud, and they seem to love jabbing at each other. Who...
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Lonzo Ball: Learning from Magic Johnson would be ‘a blessing’

Lonzo Ball has made it clear that he’d love to be a Los Angeles Laker, and part of the reason why is Magic Johnson.Ball told Shams Charania of the Vertical that it would be a “blessing” to work under the new Laker president, and that he’d love to stay in L.A.“I can learn a lot from Magic, and it would be a blessing for me to be able to take after him each and every day...
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Genie Bouchard: Maria Sharapova is ‘cheater,’ should be banned for life

Genie Bouchard has drawn a big line in the sand, and she has placed Maria Sharapova on the opposite side.Sharapova is returning to women’s tennis following a suspension for her use of the banned substance, Meldonium. She has been met with mixed opinions as she returns to tour, with many being critical of her for using a performance-enhancing substance. Sharapova has pleaded ignorance...
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