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Dennis Pitta jokes about pay cut going to Brandon Williams

The Ravens recently signed defensive tackle Brandon Williams to a lucrative extension that may not have been possible if it weren’t for Dennis Pitta Last season, Williams played in all 16 games for the third consecutive season and continued to establish himself as one of the better interior defensive linemen in the NFL. While there were other suitors for Williams’ services, Baltimore...
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McCown the 'heavy favorite' to start for Jets?

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has said the team will hold an open competition at the quarterback position in training camp, but Josh McCown likely has the upper hand early on.ESPN’s Rich Cimini speculates that McCown, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty will all get an equal amount of first-team reps over the next several weeks, but he expects McCown to distance himself...
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Celtics reportedly intent on adding All-Star caliber frontcourt player

The Boston Celtics surprised NBA fans last season when they signed Al Horford to a four-year, $113 million contract, and they are reportedly looking to make a similar splash this offseason. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com reports that the Celtics are making it a priority to land an “All-Star caliber talent in the frontcourt” this summer. Boston has the No. 1 overall pick in the...
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Cris Carter defends OBJ, says WR had 'anxiety' in playoffs

Odell Beckham Jr has been skipping OTAs with the New York Giants to work with his own personal trainer, Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter. And while Carter is trying to practice tough love with his 24-year-old understudy, he also thinks Beckham has been unfairly criticized early in his career.In an interview with Gary Meyers of the New York Daily News, Carter said some of the...
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Odell Beckham Jr. appears to take shot at Ben McAdoo

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo made it pretty clear that he is bothered by Odell Beckham Jr. not showing up to organized team activities, and the star wide receiver seems bothered that his coach is bothered.When asked on Thursday about Beckham being absent from the voluntary workouts, McAdoo said he wishes all of his players were in attendance.“You want all your players...
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Report: Mets not considering firing Terry Collins

The New York Mets have been arguably the biggest disappointment in baseball through the early part of the season, and many are wondering if Terry Collins could end up taking the fall for it.That doesn’t sound likely — at least for now.Multiple sources told Newsday’s Marc Carig that Mets ownership has given “no indication” Collins is on the hot seat, despite the team’s...
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Report: Dodgers have had 'no serious talk' about Braun trade

Ryan Braun is a name that has been linked to the Los Angeles Dodgers for nearly a year now, but it sounds like the team has never really been close to acquiring the slugger.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers have had “no serious talk” about Braun since last year. And even last year, Heyman says a deal between L.A. and the Milwaukee Brewers “didn’t come...
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Cavs GM wants people to give team 'no chance' in Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a heavy underdog heading into the NBA Finals, and that is exactly the way general manager David Griffin wants it.Following their closeout win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, Griffin said his team performs better when the odds are long.“I hope everybody says we have no chance,” he said, via Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. “Obviously the team...
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Former 49ers assistant supports Colin Kaepernick

Former San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Eric Mangini backed Colin Kaepernick in some recent comments about the controversial quarterback.Mangini, known for his stints as a New York Jets and Cleveland Browns head coach, spent three seasons with the 49ers from 2013-2015. Though he was not around the team last year when Kaepernick drew attention for his national anthem protest, Mangini...
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Andrew McCutching batting below cleanup spot for first time as starter

Andrew McCutchen’s rough start to the season led manager Clint Hurdle to change his lineup for Friday’s game against the Mets. The result was a first for McCutchen as a starter for the Pirates.After a disappointing 2016 season that saw McCutchen post career-lows in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, the hope around Pittsburgh was that he would rebound...
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Report: Carlos Santana expected to become free agent

The Cleveland Indians entered the season with hopes of signing Carlos Santana to a contract extension, but things may be changing on that front.Jon Heyman reported in a column for Fan Rag Sports that the Indians haven’t talked about an extension with Santana and that the belief is he will become a free agent.Santana, 31, has been one of the more consistent power hitters in the...
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Lane Kiffin to host camps with Jim Harbaugh, top programs

The rules are tightening on the ability of Jim Harbaugh and other ambitious coaches to take part in satellite camps, but Lane Kiffin is clearing the way for Michigan and other top programs to be part of his in Florida.Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic program will hold their Owls Elite Camp on June 5. Coaches from Michigan, Oregon, Vandy, Illinois and Arkansas will be part of the camp...
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Chad Johnson says Roger Goodell consulted him on touchdown celebration rule change

The NFL this week announced changes to its touchdown celebration policy that relaxes things to make them more fun. Chad Johnson, who was famous for his variety of celebrations, says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell consulted him on some of the changes.“I knew the rule change was coming,” Johnson said on the B-More Opinionated Podcast this week. “I had talked to Roger a couple...
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Steffi Graf urged Andre Agassi to take job with Novak Djokovic

Andre Agassi will begin a new coaching relationship with Novak Djokovic at the French Open, and the Serbian tennis star has Steffi Graf to thank.According to Sky Sports, Agassi recently said that he turned Djokovic down when Nole first called about the job. But it was Andre’s wife, former No. 1 tennis player Graf, who told him to take the gig.“Novak called me about three weeks...
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Twins reportedly expected to pass on Hunter Greene at No. 1

Hunter Greene is good enough to have been featured on the cover of SI a few weeks ago, but he may not be good enough to convince the Minnesota Twins to select him with the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s MLB draft.Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Twins are expected to pass on Greene with the top pick in the draft. Instead, he says Minnesota is deciding between Louisville...
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Freddie Roach frustrated: Manny Pacquiao is ‘way behind on training’

Freddie Roach seems concerned ahead of Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming fight in July.Pacquiao is set to face Jeff Horn on July 2 in Australia, and his trainer, Roach, believes the fighter is way behind of schedule on his training.Roach recently flew out from the U.S. to the Philippines to help Pac-Man train for the fight and expressed concern that Pacquiao was only doing five rounds...
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Oscar De La Hoya thinks Canelo-GGG will do 3 million PPV buys

There is no doubt that Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin is the fight fans have been wanting to see for a few years. They are two of the top boxers in the world, and a meeting between them should produce an incredible fight. And Oscar De La Hoya is banking on that.De La Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions backs Canelo, says he thinks the September fight between the two top boxers...
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Khloe Kardashian called out Cavs fan who mentioned ‘curse’

The Kardashian sisters have developed a reputation for having a negative influence on the careers of the pro athletes they date, and it seems like Khloe Kardashian is bothered by the notion.According to some recent gossip, Khloe is itching to get married to Tristan Thompson, but the Cleveland Cavaliers big man is too focused on his NBA career and the team’s latest playoff run....
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Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater still has ‘long ways to go’

There has been some positive news surrounding Teddy Bridgewater recently, but Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says the quarterback still has a long way to go in his recovery.The Vikings recently released a video of Bridgwater dropping back and throwing some passes as he recovers from a devastating knee injury he suffered last August. Zimmer acknowledged that Bridgewater...
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Report: Seahawks players feel Sherman bombshell story ‘nailed it’

Richard Sherman may feel that the information in the bombshell ESPN story that was written about him this week was “nonsense,” but don’t expect his Seattle Seahawks teammates to go out of their way to defend him.ESPN’s Seth Wickersham cited numerous current and former Seahawks players, coaches and staffers in his piece about Sherman. The general consensus was that Sherman...
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Report: Clippers concerned about Chris Paul leaving to sign with Spurs

Some early NBA free agency rumors from what should be an insane summer of opt-outs and max contracts are already flying, and the Los Angeles Clippers are apparently taking one of them seriously.ESPN’s Mark Stein reports that the Clippers are legitimately concerned about the possibility of Chris Paul signing with the San Antonio Spurs. When Paul opts out of the final year of his...
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Michael Irvin offers advice for Odell Beckham

Odell Beckham Jr has his own reasons for not showing up to organized team activities with the New York Giants, and one Hall of Fame receiver believes he should make it a point to share those reasons with his teammates.In an interview with TMZ this week, Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin offered some advice for Beckham.“One thing I’d tell him is no matter how popular he gets...
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Paul Pierce thinks LeBron is nowhere near surpassing MJ

LeBron James may have surpassed Michael Jordan on Thursday as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer, but Paul Pierce apparently feels that means very little in the grand scheme of things.Pierce was watching “Undisputed” on FS1 Friday morning, and he was stunned to hear host Nick Wright talking about LeBron’s legacy being comparable to — or even surpassing — Jordan’s...
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Chip Kelly joining ESPN in analyst role

Chip Kelly has decided he will not be coaching at the NFL level during the 2017 season. No, he’s not going back to college, either.ESPN announced on Friday that Kelly has signed with the network as a studio analyst.“I spoke with a lot of people this offseason about different situations for me — in coaching and TV,” Kelly told The Associated Press in a statement. “I had...
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Kyrie Irving urged LeBron James to embrace surpassing MJ

The Cleveland Cavaliers accomplished a great feat as a team when they secured a spot in their third consecutive NBA Finals Thursday night, but LeBron James also reached an impressive individual milestone. Kyrie Irving wanted to make sure the four-time NBA MVP enjoyed that moment just as much.In the second half of Cleveland’s Game 3 win over the Boston Celtics, cameras showed Irving...
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