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Lonzo Ball may hold predraft workout for 76ers

Lonzo Ball may not have plans to work out for the Boston Celtics, but he reportedly is considering working out for the Philadelphia 76ers.ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports that Ball’s reps are considering a predraft workout for the Sixers pending a conversation with Philly GM Bryan Colangelo. The conversation would center around the team’s future plans.Philly took Ben Simmons with...
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Sam Mitchell reportedly candidate to join Pelicans’ coaching staff

Former Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell could be headed back to the NBA.Mitchell is a candidate to join Alvin Gentry’s coaching staff with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to a report from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mitchell, 53, coached the Raptors from 2004-2009 before being fired early in his fifth season. The team made the playoffs twice under his watch...
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Brandon Jacobs: Jim Harbaugh ‘didn’t know what he was doing’ in NFL

Brandon Jacobs had some harsh words for Jim Harbaugh during a recent interview.Jacobs was a teammate of Tiki Barber on the New York Giants in 2005 and 2006. In his second-to-last season in the NFL, Jacobs played for Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers, though he didn’t do much for them.On Thursday, Jacobs joined Barber and Brandon Tierney on the “Tiki and Tierney Show” on CBS...
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Jets hiring female intern Collette Smith to work as preseason DBs coach

The New York Jets are taking a step forward in terms of gender equality. The New York Daily News reports that the Jets plan to hire Collette Smith, a female intern, who will coach defensive backs during training camp. This will be the first female coach for the Jets. Smith, 44, is a coach and marketing executive for the New York Sharks of the Independent Women’s Football League...
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Jason Witten: Bill Parcells is getting soft in his old age

Jason Witten thinks his former coach Bill Parcells is getting softer as he ages.In an interview with the New York Daily News in April following news of Tony Romo’s retirement, Parcells said he was happy that his former quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys retired.Parcells, who drafted Witten in 2003, also said, “I wish Jason Witten had retired.”Witten is now 35 and will be playing...
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Josh Norman: NFC East is going to have ‘bad blood’ this year

Josh Norman says we can expect to continue seeing fireworks out of the NFC East. Norman was interviewed by BR Mag’s Tyler Dunne for a feature which gave an in-depth look at his personality. One thing the outspoken Washington cornerback said was that he expects the bad blood to continue among the NFC East rivalries. “Trust me when I tell you, it’s going to be bad blood this...
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Braves make up with fan ejected by security for interference

The Atlanta Braves tried their best to make up with some fans who many feel were mistreated by an aggressive security member.During the eighth inning of Wednesday’s Braves-Pirates game, a fan reached over the railing and scooped up a ball down the right field line that was in play. The security guard handling that area acted promptly by jumping into the stands to eject the fan...
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Report: Bulls expect Dwyane Wade to pick up player option

Dwyane Wade’s Chicago homecoming may be more than just a brief cameo. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports on Wednesday that “most everyone associated with the Bulls” believes that the 12-time All-Star will pick up his $23.8 million player option for 2017-18. Wade, who will turn 36 in January, averaged a solid 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game this...
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Sherman blasts report about rift with Wilson, Carroll

It is fairly obvious that Richard Sherman wanted the Seattle Seahawks to explore trade possibilities for him this offseason, but the All-Pro cornerback insists that is not a reflection on his relationship with his teammates and coaches.In a lengthy feature he wrote entitled “Why Richard Sherman can’t let go of Seattle’s Super Bowl Loss,” ESPN’s Seth Wickersham cited several...
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Mike Brown fires back at Ty Lue for saying Celtics are harder to plan for than Warriors

There’s nothing like a good head coaching feud to keep the hype train rolling before the NBA Finals. Speaking with the media on Thursday, Mike Brown, who is serving as interim coach of the Golden State Warriors in Steve Kerr’s continued absence, was asked about Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue’s recent comments that the Boston Celtics were harder to plan for defensively...
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OBJ will not commit to OTAs, may want new contract

Odell Beckham Jr has not yet showed up to voluntary workouts with the New York Giants, and it sounds like it may stay that way.Kimberly Jones of NFL Network said Thursday that Beckham did not commit to attending organized team activities when she spoke with him. Jones added that Beckham has been working out in Los Angeles and is in “tremendous shape.” She also said the star...
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Magic Johnson compares LaVar Ball to Kris Jenner

Magic Johnson thinks LaVar Ball is a lot like Kris Jenner, and he means that in a good way.In an appearance on ESPN Radio in L.A.’s “Afternoons with Marcellus and Kelvin” show Thursday, Johnson said he has no issue with the outlandish remarks Ball has made about his son Lonzo. The best comparison Magic could think of for LaVar is Kris Jenner.“The Kardashians, we didn’t...
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Brandon Marshall responds to Sheldon Richardson calling him out

Brandon Marshall spoke with the media on Thursday, and the New York Giants wide receiver wasted no time addressing the shot one of his former teammates took at him earlier in the week.New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson told reporters there are “15 reasons” why the vibe in his team’s locker room is better this year. That, of course, was a reference to Marshall’s...
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Report: Victor Cruz agrees to deal with Bears

Victor Cruz was not lying about having no intentions of retiring, and the former New York Giants wide receiver has found himself a new home.Kimberly Jones and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network are reporting that Cruz has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears. The timing of the signing is interesting, as one of Chicago's better receivers was held out of organized team activities...
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Shaq takes hilarious shot at Barkley with old photo

Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are no strangers to giving each other a hard time on the air, but Shaq is now taking the friendly rivalry to social media.On Thursday, Shaq shared a photo on Facebook that showed him in the process of blocking one of Barkley’s shots back when the two played against one another. “Back when I used to DOMINATE on bum a– Chuck #throwbackthursdays...
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Rob Gronkowski a ‘full go’ in practice

Rob Gronkowski appears to have recovered nicely from his third back surgery since college, as the New England Patriots tight end has been a full participant in organized team activities this week.Thursday marked the first OTA session that was open to the media, and Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald said Gronkowski was a “full go.” ESPN’s Mike Reiss shared a video of Gronkowski...
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NFL players will still be penalized for dunking on goal posts

The NFL announced this week that it is relaxing its rules regarding touchdown celebrations, but that does not mean Jimmy Graham will be able to turn the clock back to 2013.According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, dunking the ball through the goal posts will still result in a 15-yard penalty. While Roger Goodell is clearly trying to prove to fans that he is willing to allow players...
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Odell Beckham Jr still not present for Giants OTAs

Odell Beckham Jr has not yet reported to organized team activities with the New York Giants.After Beckham was absent for the start of the workouts, reports indicated he was planning to show up on Thursday. That session was open to the media, and the star wide receiver was still nowhere to be found.OTAs are voluntary, so Beckham is not facing any disciplinary action. However, there...
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Kirk Cousins on contract talks: ‘Deadlines do deals’

Kirk Cousins has until July 15 to work out a long-term contract extension with Washington, otherwise he will be playing his second consecutive season under the franchise tag. Even if that deadline seems like it is fast approaching, Cousins is not getting anxious.On Wednesday, Cousins hinted that any long-term extension probably would not be agreed upon long before July 15.“As one...
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Bennett defends Wilson in wake of unflattering article

A lengthy feature story that was published this week indicated Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is not well-liked among his teammates, and Michael Bennett wants to make it clear that the article does not speak for him.In speaking with several current and former Seahawks players, coaches and staffers, ESPN’s Seth Wickersham was given the impression that some of Wilson’s...
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Lonzo Ball informed Celtics he will not work out for them

Lonzo Ball is so committed to forcing his way to Los Angeles that he won’t even allow the team with the first overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft to get a closer look at him.As expected, Ball has informed the Boston Celtics that he will not be visiting with the team for a private workout. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge confirmed that during a radio appearance Thursday morning...
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Kevin White still battling injuries?

Kevin White has missed all but four games in his first two NFL seasons, and Chicago Bears fans are dreaming of the day their team’s former No. 7 overall pick will become a major contributor. Unfortunately, it sounds like White is still less than 100 percent healthy.White was held out of practice on Tuesday, and the team has him listed with a left leg injury. As Rich Campbell of...
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Report: Sherman holds resentment toward Wilson, Carroll

Richard Sherman had hoped the Seattle Seahawks would find a way to trade him earlier this offseason, and the reason for that could have a lot to do with the relationship he has with his head coach and quarterback.In a lengthy feature that is worth reading in its entirety, ESPN’s Seth Wickersham did some deep diving into what has gone wrong between Sherman and the Seahawks over...
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Aaron Rodgers bought his offensive linemen off-road vehicles

The Green Bay Packers’ offensive linemen got some awesome Christmas gifts from Aaron Rodgers this past year, and it looks like they were well worth the wait.On Wednesday, the off-road vehicles Rodgers bought for each of the big guys who protect him were delivered. Each one was customized with the player’s number painted on the side. As you might expect, there were smiles and...
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Colin Kaepernick’s visit with Seahawks lasts late into day

Colin Kaepernick’s visit with the Seattle Seahawks apparently went pretty well.USA Today’s Tom Pelissero says Kaepernick’s visit at Seattle’s headquarters on Wednesday lasted late into the day, which seemed to be the plan. All indications have been that the Seahawks’ interest in Kaepernick is serious. A report from last week said the Seahawks’ interest in him was “legit...
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