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Paxton Lynch hangs out with Cleveland Browns

QB Paxton Lynch seems every bit the 6-6 at which he is listed. #Browns fans note: He was hobnobbing with Hue Jackson pic.twitter.com/xSO2toLo08 — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) February 6, 2016 SB Party– @Browns Owner Dee Haslam, HC Hue Jackson, @PaxtonLynch, & @CosmoDeNicola #Steinberg29SBParty pic.twitter.com/60Br9eztie — Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) February 6, 2016
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Brett Favre Hall of Fame discussion took less than 10 seconds

Brett Favre was the only “lock” to make it into the Hall of Fame this year, and that can be proven by the amount of time voters spent on his case. According to a few writers who participated in the Hall of Fame vote, the discussion about the former Green Bay Packers quarterback took less than 10 seconds. .@wyche89 reports that the Brett Favre introduction to Hall of Fame...
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T.O. says he did not make Hall of Fame

Terrell Owens was among 15 first-year finalists considered for nomination to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the controversial wide receiver did not make it in. Owens, who notably starred on the Eagles, 49ers and Cowboys, tweeted Saturday that he did not get elected. Unfortunately I did not make it. CONGRATS to the 2016 HOF CLASS. Thanks to ALL MY FANS for ur unwavering love...
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WATCH: Mavs rookie laughed at for trash talking Spurs bench

Mavericks rookie big man Salah Mejri threw down a dunk with his team down 20 to San Antonio on Friday night. This in itself is rather unremarkable. What is hilarious, though, is the fact that he appeared to turn to the Spurs bench and talk some trash/celebrate. Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan had the only appropriate reaction for when a rookie playing in a game down 20 gives it to...
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Rickie Fowler taunted by fans over his ex-girlfriend

Were fans at the Waste Management Phoenix Open taunting Rickie Fowler with chants of “Team Alexis” on Saturday? It sure seems that was the case. When Fowler stepped to tee off on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale Saturday, he was met with chants of “Team Alexis" from the rowdy fans. Alexis is almost certainly a reference to model Alexis Randock, whom Fowler began dating in...
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Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along

Lakers coach Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along by this point of the season. The second overall pick, who has been frequently hounded by his coach, has been relegated to the bench recently, and Scott admitted that it’s not quite what he envisioned for his rookie guard. “I probably thought he’d be a little further,” Scott said Saturday, via Mike...
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Rick Pitino: Schools that violate NCAA rules should be fined, no postseason bans

Rick Pitino believes that the NCAA needs to overhaul its system and shift the punishment for rules violations. Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015-16 season for rules violations stemming from the school’s escort scandal. Pitino thinks that’s unfair to the current crop of players and wants the NCAA to hit schools where it hurts the most: their pocketbooks. “You...
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Panthers LB wants 'clown' Rodney Harrison off the air

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had some harsh words for Rodney Harrison after the analyst and former defensive back said his strategy would be to try to take out Cam Newton’s knees. Harrison appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and, when asked about Newton’s dancing, Harrison was honest: he would try to hurt him. “I would try to hurt him,” Harrison said, via...
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Kirk Cousins says he has ‘very good relationship’ with RG3

Many would figure that the relationship between Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III would be an uncomfortable one, but Cousins says that is not the case. Cousins did a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Thursday, and the Washington Redskins quarterback was asked about his relationship with RG3. He was asked whether the two would remain in touch if Griffin leaves the team, as...
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Rams fan makes Super Bowl commercial ripping Stan Kroenke

St. Louis football fans are, quite understandably, not taking the departure of the Rams well. In fact, one fan has voices his displeasure by producing a Super Bowl ad slamming Stan Kroenke. St. Louis fan and lawyer Terry Crouppen is the man behind the 30-second spot, and he discusses how Rams fans were loyal, drank the team’s “overpriced beer,” and cheered the team on “year...
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Mark Cuban opposes rule change to stop hack-a-player strategy

Count Mark Cuban among those who don’t want to see the league protect bad free throw shooters with new rules. The Mavericks owner likes the strategy, saying it makes fans feel a part of the game and adds a strategic element. “Will they leave him in or leave him out?” Cuban told ESPN.com’s Tom Haberstroh. “How do both teams feel about it? How will they foul? Is it a new...
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Report: Kings ‘strongly weighing’ firing George Karl

George Karl’s time may be running out in Sacramento. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports’s The Vertical, team owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Vlade Divac were so livid over Friday night’s blowout loss to Brooklyn that they strongly considered axing Karl, with one source calling it “an overreaction to the loss.” Karl seems to have survived for now...
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WATCH: Jimmy Butler taken to locker room in wheel chair

Pau Gasol missed Friday’s game against the Nuggets due to a hand injury. During the second quarter, another important member of the Bulls left with an ailment of his own. While driving to the basket, Jimmy Butler was fouled and landed awkwardly on his lower back/hip area. Prior to making contact with the floor, Butler’s right knee appears to buckle. After being helped to his...
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WATCH: Cubs' Kris Bryant went swimming with sharks

With spring training rapidly approaching, there isn’t much vacation time left for Major League Baseball players. During one of his last remaining days, a member of the Cubs got up close and personal with a few predators. On Thursday, Kris Bryant shared some video footage he took while underwater with sharks swimming around the cage he was in. Swimming with sharks...
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Eddie Lacy may weigh around 260 pounds

Eddie Lacy has really let himself go. The Green Bay Packers running back may be pushing 260 pounds, if one estimate is to be believed. Rob Reischel, writing for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, estimated that Lacy is at least 25 pounds heavier than his listed weight of 234 pounds, saying that it’s difficult to tell the difference between Lacy and 301-pound enter Corey Linsley...
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NFL considering moving Pro Bowl to Australia

The NFL has a bold new proposal for the Pro Bowl – play it in Australia. According to NFL VP of International Mark Waller, the league is looking at moving the game down under to raise interest. NFL's Mark Waller says the league is considering a proposal to move Pro Bowl to Australia. Indicates it is a real possibility — Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) February 5, 2016 On...
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Cavs reportedly have interest in trading for Jared Dudley

Last year, the midseason acquisitions of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert, and J.R. Smith helped send the Cleveland Cavaliers over the top and propel them to an NBA Finals berth. Now this season, they may have their eyes on a similar-type target: Wizards forward Jared Dudley. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN on his “Hey Windy” podcast Friday, the Cavs “would love to get their...
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Zach Randolph drops hysterical quote about Mike Conley’s free agency

Zach Randolph’s role on the Memphis Grizzlies may have diminished slightly this season due to age and the modern NBA’s unwavering commitment to the small-ball revolution through hell and high water. But his quote game is still in top form. Ahead of Memphis’ game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Friday, the 34-year-old Randolph dropped the following gem about...
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911 call: Peyton Manning’s investigators posed as law enforcement

Audio of the 911 call placed when private investigators showed up at Charlie Sly’s home revealed that they allegedly claimed to be law enforcement. On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Peyton Manning hired private investigators to find out the source of the HGH allegations levied against him. The investigation led them to Charlie Sly’s house, and Sly’s sister called...
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NFL will play Monday night game in Mexico City in 2016

The NFL will play a Monday Night Football game in Mexico City in 2016, commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday. The game will take place on November 21 at the Estadio Azteca between the Raiders and the Texans, according to a league statement. “Expanding our International Series of regular-season games to Mexico marks an important step in our continued international growth...
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Report: Clippers, Nuggets have discussed Blake Griffin trade

Are the Los Angeles Clippers really considering parting ways with Blake Griffin? According to Steve Lawrence of the Sporting News, the Nuggets and Clippers discussed a trade involving the five-time All Star. The Clippers have talked to the Nuggets about trading Blake Griffin to Denver, per NBA sources. — Mitch Lawrence (@Mitch_Lawrence) February 5, 2016 Dan Woike of the Orange...
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Pat Haden to retire as USC athletic director

Pat Haden is stepping aside as USC athletic director. The 63-year-old will end his time as AD in June, according to a statement released by the school. USC announces Pat Haden is going to retire from his role as athletic director, effective June 30, 2016. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) February 5, 2016 Haden has been USC’s athletic director since 2010, and his tenure has...
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Ex-teammate: 'Fair to assume' Lynch done with Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch has yet to reveal whether he plans to play in 2016, but one former teammate and close friend believes Beast Mode’s days in Seattle are done either way. Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson, who played four seasons with Lynch and refers to him as “my best friend,” told Dave “Softy” Mahler of 950 KJR in Seattle this week that Lynch has likely played his...
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Report: Louisville basketball imposing postseason ban over escort scandal

The Louisville Cardinals basketball team has self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015-2016 season, according to a report. Sources told the Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal that the team was told of the decision on Friday. Unlike some postseason bans, this one actually matters. Louisville was almost certainly bound for the NCAA Tournament, with an 18-4 record and sitting...
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Ryan Leaf on Johnny Manziel: ‘Feels like I’m holding up a mirror’

Johnny Manziel’s struggles remind Ryan Leaf of his own. On Friday’s edition of the Dan Patrick Show, Leaf, one of the most famous draft busts of all time, made an appearance and was asked about Manziel’s struggles and what he saw. “It feels like I’m holding up a mirror,” Leaf told Patrick. “When I hear some stories come out, I say, ‘Oh my God, I did that.’ I...
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