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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 receiver...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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 say that the...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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 jersey...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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 taking...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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 the...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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 the...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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 hugs...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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.” Bringing...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

8 breakout stars of the NBA Playoffs

The NBA’s regular season can drag and lose the interest of the casual fan. When the lights turn up in the playoffs, some players shrink and others rise to the occasion. Responding in the postseason can change a player’s career. With free agency and a potentially wild offseason around the corner, players around the league are eager to earn extra money or solidify their spot on their...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Switch hitter Yasmani Grandal wears wrong helmet to plate

Yasmani Grandal made an inadvertent mistake when he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat on Wednesday.Grandal is a switch hitter, so he wears a different helmet depending on which side of the plate he’s batting from. His first at-bat was from the left side while facing the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mike Leake, so he was supposed to use a helmet with the ear flap on the right side...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh ‘sick and tired’ of early playoff exits

Ndamukong Suh has reached the playoffs in three of his seven seasons as an NFL player, but he’s never advanced further than that. Two of Suh’s playoff seasons came in Detroit, while his latest was last season with Miami. On Tuesday, Suh expressed frustration over not advancing beyond the first round of the playoffs. “I’m definitely sick and tired of making it to the playoffs and...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball now selling shirt exploiting tense exchange with host

LaVar Ball never misses a marketing opportunity, no matter how inappropriate some may deem it. So it should come as no surprise that Ball is turning something he said during a tense exchange with a radio/TV host into a catchphrase.Ball, the father of NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball (and two younger brothers both headed to UCLA), unveiled on Twitter Wednesday a new T-shirt he is selling...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Daughter of Bucks owner burns Bill Simmons on Twitter

It’s been three years since Mallory Edens lit the Internet ablaze at the NBA draft lottery, and now she has officially returned for Round 2.On Wednesday, a day after Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond left the team to take the same position with the Orlando Magic, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons tweeted at Edens, the 21-year-old daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens. In his tweet...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Pat McAfee has great response to Browns hiring Ryan Grigson

Ryan Grigson has a new job and former Colts punter Pat McAfee has a great response to his position with a new franchise. After spending five seasons as the general manager of the Colts, Grigson was relieved of his duties earlier this year. Despite helping Indianapolis to three playoff appearances, many will remember Grigson for trading a first round pick to acquire Trent Richardson...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers like De’Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith Jr. with No. 3 overall pick

The Philadelphia 76ers may indeed go point guard with this year’s lottery pick. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports on Wednesday that the Sixers like both former Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox and former NC State guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the No. 3 overall pick. We knew that Fox could be in play to go at least that high. Meanwhile, Smith, who is currently projected to...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury diagnosed with concussion after crashing into wall

A great catch forced New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to leave Wednesday’s game and may land him on the disabled list.During the top of the first inning, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit a fly ball to center field that sent Ellsbury racing towards the wall. Ellsbury reached up to make a one-handed catch just before crashing into the fence. Here’s video of the grab...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player says dating Khloe Kardashian killed his career

Former NBA player Rashad McCants has a few regrets about the way his basketball career shook out, but none bigger than dating one of the Kardashians.McCants became known for helping North Carolina win the national championship while teaming up with fellow prized recruits Sean May, David Noel and Raymond Felton. He then was picked No. 14 overall by the Timberwolves in 2005 and played...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh accepts blame for infamous handshake fight of 2011

Jim Harbaugh has long been known as a rather fiery guy with a big personality. Some love it, others hate it. And after a October 16, 2011 game between the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions — a 25-19 49ers victory — Jim Schwartz hated it. As time expired, Harbaugh sprinted onto the field celebrating like they had just won the Super Bowl. With a mild acknowledgement, he shook Schwartz...
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May 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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