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Alabama players shocked Deshaun Watson not first quarterback taken

Deshaun Watson was the third quarterback taken in Thursday’s NFL Draft and that was surprising to a few Alabama players.Watson played in two consecutive national championship games, leading Clemson to a victory and second national title in the most recent one earlier this year. In both games, the Tigers faced off against the Crimson Tide. On Thursday, three Alabama players – Alphonse...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Myles Garrett found out he was selected by Browns from Jim Brown

Myles Garrett found out he was selected by the Browns No. 1 overall in Thursday’s NFL Draft by one of the greatest players in league history.Heading into the draft, Garrett was the consensus best player available. However, when it comes to the Browns, there was no certainty what they would do. There were rumors North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky was in play as Cleveland is in need...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Jamal Adams wins $40,000 bet with father over draft pick

Jamal Adams was already set to become a millionaire overnight thanks to his status as a likely first-round draft pick. But now he can add an extra $40,000 on top of that.Adams was picked No. 6 overall by the New York Jets in the draft. Thanks to his high selection — which was actually lower than some projected — the former LSU star officially became a higher draft pick than his father...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Old Mitchell Trubisky Packers tweet goes viral

An old tweet sent by Mitchell Trubisky two years ago was going viral on Twitter after the quarterback was picked in the draft by the Chicago Bears.Here’s the tweet sent by Trubisky on Jan. 11, 2015: The Packers beat the Cowboys in the playoffs that day 26-21, likely prompting Trubisky’s tweet. Maybe he was happy about Dallas getting knocked off.Still, with that tweet lacking the...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Browns trying to trade for Kirk Cousins

The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback badly and they apparently are looking to Washington to solve that problem.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday night that the Browns are trying to acquire Kirk Cousins in a trade. The Browns were believed to have been targeting Mitchell Trubisky in the NFL Draft. They selected Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick, while the Chicago...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay trash talks Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky wasn’t even a member of the NFC North for a whole two minutes before being welcomed with some trash talk.Upon learning of the Chicago Bears’ draft pick of Trubisky, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay sent this tweet: You think Slay is licking his chops to face the Bears rookie quarterback? Slay is known for speaking his mind even if if it’s done so without tact...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Bears trade three draft picks to move up for Mitchell Trubisky

Chicago Bears, desperation is thy name. The Bears traded a third and fourth-round pick in this year’s draft along with a third-round pick in 2018 just to move up one spot to No. 2. With that pick, they selected former North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. This is an awful deal for the Bears. It’s bad enough to take a questionable prospect — a guy who only started one season...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell encourages boos from Philly draft crowd

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apparently recognizes how most NFL fans feel about him.Taking a page out of the David Stern playbook, Goodell encouraged the boos from the Philadelphia fans in attendance for Thursday’s NFL Draft: Goodell must have known that the boos were coming because he wasted no time egging on the fans. This is actually a tradition for most sports commissioners...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Jonathan Allen got engaged to girlfriend Hannah Franklin

Jonathan Allen is celebrating two of the biggest moments of his life less than two weeks apart. On April 16, Allen popped the question to his girlfriend Hannah Franklin, and the two got engaged: On Thursday night, the former Alabama DL will be going high in the NFL Draft. He was one of the most dominant defensive players in the country last season and will look to continue disrupting...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum wants Blazers to pursue Paul George in offseason

CJ McCollum is trying to pre-order his tickets to the PG-13 movie.The Portland Trail Blazers guard held a Twitter Q&A on Thursday due to his flight being delayed and was asked who he would like to see the team pursue in the offseason. McCollum replied simply by tagging the handle of Pacers star Paul George. The Pacers and the Blazers were both swept in the first round, and the...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Grayson Murray apologizes for inappropriate tweet to young girl

Golfer Grayson Murray apologized on Twitter Thursday for sending an inappropriate tweet to a young girl a day earlier.Murray sent his original tweet to a girl on Wednesday. In the tweet, Murray said he hated the fact that the girl was in high school because she’s “pretty.” Here’s a look at the tweet, which has been deleted. After Murray’s tweet started generating headlines, the golfer...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

HS coach: Kawhi Leonard was originally slated to play for UCLA

Could Kawhi Leonard have assumed the torch from Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love as the next great Bruin baller?In a feature by Sam Gardner of FOX Sports that ran on Thursday, Leonard’s high school coach, Tim Sweeney of Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California, said the San Antonio Spurs superstar originally had his sights set on UCLA for college and was “signed, sealed...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

DeShone Kizer wearing Jack Links jerky Sasquatch jacket

DeShone Kizer may have the most interesting draft-day outfit of all.The Notre Dame product will have his suit jacket lined with the Jack Links jerky Sasquatch. Kizer shared a photo of the jacket on Instagram, noting that the sponsorship is intended to help the Andrew Weishar Foundation. Kizer may not hear his name called on Day 1 of the draft, but you can bet he’ll turn heads with...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller has tear in his UCL, flexor strain

The news on Shelby Miller is not great.The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher has a tear in his UCL and a flexor strain, according to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert. Miller, 26, left his Sunday start with forearm tightness. He was subsequently placed on the DL and underwent an MRI.The Diamondbacks wanted to get as much information as possible on Miller, so they had him get three medical opinions...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey barely received any notice about surprise start

Matt Harvey made a surprise start off for the New York Mets on Thursday — one that even caught him off guard.Harvey allowed six runs over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Braves, as he surrendered five hits and five walks. He did not look like himself, and that could be attributed to the lack of routine he had leading up to the outing.Harvey started in place of Noah Syndergaard, who...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Journalist responds to Blazers GM putting him on blast

Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey isn’t here for your slander, as one local journalist is finding out the hard way. In his season-ending press conference earlier this week, Olshey reacted to a column by John Canzano of the Oregonian that criticized Portland’s “broken” culture after their first-round loss to the Golden State Warriors. “I was glad that it was written...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Papa John resigns from Louisville Athletic Association board

John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s pizza chain, has resigned from the Louisville Athletic Association board, the Courier-Journal reports.Schnatter is heavily involved with the University of Louisville, and his pizza company has been a major donor to the school. The businessman is on the school’s board of trustees but no longer on the athletic association’s board after recently...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

49ers reportedly in trade talks with multiple teams over No. 2 pick

The San Francisco 49ers have made it clear they are willing to trade the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. They continue to show that. CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reports that the 49ers have had talks with six teams about trading the second pick. He says three of the teams re picking in the top 10, while the other three are outside of it. San Francisco has a big need at quarterback...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Browns reportedly taking Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall

There have been lots of reports saying the Cleveland Browns have heavy interest in Mitchell Trubisky even with the No. 1 overall pick, but it sounds like they’re going with Myles Garrett. Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot says the Browns are taking Garrett with their first pick and the team had one final meeting to solidify that decision. Even if Cleveland is going to take Garrett first...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Sherman wants to be traded to Patriots

The Seattle Seahawks have not yet closed the door on the possibility of trading Richard Sherman, and one reporter claims the All-Pro cornerback has made it clear that he wants to be traded to one team — the New England Patriots.While discussing the situation on Wednesday night, Tom E. Curran of CSSNE.com said he has heard playing for Bill Belichick is at the top of Sherman’s wish...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips has hilarious quote about avoiding disabled list

He may be a 35-year-old playing on one of the worst teams in baseball, but Brandon Phillips hasn’t lost his sense of humor.On Thursday morning, the Atlanta Braves second baseman, who is currently battling a groin strain, dropped a funny quote about avoiding the disabled list.“I’m not going on the DL, that’s not going to happen,” said Phillips, per David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony trying to save marriage with wife La La

Carmelo Anthony and his wife La La are reportedly in the process of getting a divorce, but the desire to split may not be shared by both of them.Sources close to the couple told TMZ on Thursday that Carmelo is “doing everything he can” to save the marriage. That apparently has included countless apologies and text messages asking La La to go on a vacation with him and give him another...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue not worried about LeBron James’ increased playoff workload

Tyronn Lue goes by a different playbook for LePostseason.Speaking with the media after team practice on Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach said that he wasn’t concerned about LeBron James’ increased playoff workload.“Of course, we’re always cognizant of LeBron’s minutes, but in looking at this situation, we didn’t look at the minutes as an issue,” Lue said, per Dave McMenamin...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL teams expecting Gareon Conley to be cleared in rape investigation?

Gareon Conley was considered a lock to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft prior to this week, but a sexual assault allegation could send the former Ohio State star tumbling down the board. Or, perhaps it won’t. After speaking with several NFL teams about Conley, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports came away feeling like the star cornerback could still be picked in Round 1. There...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Former Washington GM running scouting service, advising NFL teams

Scot McCloughan may have gone through a messy divorce with Washington last month, but that does not mean the former general manager is giving up on doing what he does best — evaluating NFL talent.Before he was hired to be Washington’s GM, McCloughan had a scouting service where he offered teams his opinions on NFL prospects. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network is reporting that McCloughan...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss
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