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Report: Brown 'confident' Steelers will rework his contract

Pittsburgh Steelers fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as wide receiver Antonio Brown is expected to report to training camp on Thursday. He is, however, seeking a new contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Brown is “hopeful and confident” that the Steelers will restructure his deal prior to the start of the regular season. The 28-year-old has no plans of holding out...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers not inclined to talk about brother Jordan

Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is a finalist on the newest season of “The Bachelorette.” While filming the show, Jordan decided to air out some family drama. Not surprisingly, Aaron felt that was poor judgment on Jordan’s part. On Tuesday, Stephanie Sutton of WISN 12 Sports asked Aaron if he has watched the reality show...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Durant told Westbrook he was returning to Thunder?

Russell Westbrook is said to be angry over Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, and that could have something to do with Durant lying to his face about it. During an episode of ESPN’s TrueHoop Podcast this week, Thunder reporter Royce Young said Durant told Westbrook he was staying in Oklahoma City — after the season ended, no less. “Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant’s...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Lawsuit: Baylor players gang raped student, school knew

The allegations against Baylor University and its football program continue to get uglier by the day. Most recently, a woman who has filed a lawsuit against the school is claiming several players gang raped a fellow student in 2011. Jasmin Hernandez, a former Baylor student who was raped by a football player in 2012, filed a lawsuit in March against the university, former athletic...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin reportedly looking to trademark phrase ‘Brook-Lin’

In just 35 games with the New York Knicks a few seasons ago, Jeremy Lin basically became his own brand. The term “Linsanity” was born almost immediately, and the undrafted player out of Harvard was not prepared for it. That won’t be an issue in Brooklyn. Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets this offseason, has already submitted an application to trademark...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Leinart engaged to actress Josie Loren

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart and his girlfriend Josie Loren are tying the knot. Leinart proposed to Loren, an actress, over the weekend. She shared a photo on Instagram showing off the ring: Woke up this morning (with a headache) thinking last night was a dream but my left hand told me it was real...yep, I get to spend the rest of my life with my...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy defends Mike McCarthy for weight loss comments

Eddie Lacy could have responded negatively to his head coach telling him he had to lose weight, but instead he went the other way. Lacy heard his coach loud and clear when Mike McCarthy said after the Green Bay Packers’ season ended that Lacy needed to lose weight. So the beefy running back got with trainer Tony Horton and was able to lose about 15-20 pounds this offseason. The...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce to return to Clippers

Paul Pierce has been contemplating retirement from the NBA, but it sounds like he may be putting that off for another season. According to the LA Times' Brad Turner, Pierce is planning to return to the Clippers next season. Paul Pierce is planning on returning to the Clippers for the 2016-17 season, his 19th in the NBA, per source. — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 27, 2016...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Andre Johnson worked out for Tennessee Titans

Andre Johnson is not ready to call it a career, but he still does not have a home yet for training camp. The free agent wide receiver is hoping to change that. Johnson worked out for the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, as first reported by the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. Andre Johnson spied at Titans facility today. He'd be a good fit 4 young WRs but no word on signing yet...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Terrelle Pryor's five-year ban from Ohio State ends

Terrelle Pryor’s five-year ban from Ohio State finally ended on Tuesday, leading to the school’s athletic director to welcome back the former Buckeyes quarterback. Pryor attended Ohio State from 2008-2011, entering the school as one of the nation’s most heralded recruits and leaving as a rule breaker. Pryor and teammates traded memorabilia for free tattoos from a Columbus...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Von Wafer pleads on Twitter for another chance in NBA

Von Wafer last played in the NBA in 2012. However, he hasn’t given up on playing in the league and wants one more opportunity to show he can contribute. Wafer was drafted in the second round of the 2005 draft by the Lakers. From there, he went on to spend time with the Clippers, Nuggets, Blazers, Rockets, Celtics, and Magic. Wafer has also played in leagues in Greece, Italy, China...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll agrees to contract extension with Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are ensuring that their leadership group remains intact for the next few years. Two days after locking up GM John Schneider on a five-year deal, the Seahawks reached agreement with head coach Pete Carroll on a new contract. Carroll’s current deal was set to run out after the season, but he is signed through 2019 now with his new contract. Though Carroll...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordy Nelson reportedly dealing with knee tendinitis

Jordy Nelson’s recovery from ACL surgery may not be going as smoothly as the Green Bay Packers had hoped. According to a report by Ed Werder of ESPN on Tuesday, the Packers believe Nelson is suffering from knee tendinitis, perhaps due to overcompensation during the rehab process. The issue is not believed to be serious at the moment, however. #Packers believe @JordyRNelson knee...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay admits to having ‘no idea’ about what the Kings are doing

Add the Sacramento Kings’ starting small forward to the lengthy laundry list of people who don’t have a damn clue about what that franchise is doing. In an interview with Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty on Tuesday, Rudy Gay admitted to confusion with the way that the Kings are trending. “I have no idea,” said Gay when asked what he thought about the direction of the...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire announces retirement from the NBA

Six-time All-Star big man Amar’e Stoudemire is hanging up his NBA sneakers. The New York Knicks announced on Tuesday that Stoudemire is retiring from the NBA after 14 seasons and is signing a one-day contract to do so as a Knick. Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement as a player in the National Basketball Association today. #OAKAAK pic.twitter.com/GQyLRBFamV — NY_KnicksPR...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Gregory failed multiple drug tests since suspension

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory reportedly failed more than one drug test after he was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, Gregory failed “multiple tests” since the league suspended him. The suspension came after Gregory’s second violation, with the first...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Von Miller admits he could focus more on football, less on learning weird stuff

Reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller spends a lot of time on the internet. Maybe too much, even. Kevin Clark of The Ringer published a fascinating feature on Miller this week entitled “The Best Player in the NFL is Also the Weirdest.” And let me tell you, it provides some insight into just how strange of a guy the Broncos linebacker is. Miller, who is a part-time chicken farmer...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympian Abby Johnston: Worst thing about Olympic village is no Pokemon

We have already heard plenty of horror stories about the athlete's village in Rio that include clogged toilets and unfinished construction, but it gets even worse for Olympians who are fans of Pokemon. U.S. Olympic diver Abby Johnston has had a chance to scope out the Olympic Village, and she doesn’t think the living conditions are bad at all. She is, however, upset about the...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay underwent minor Achilles procedure this summer

Here’s some news that won’t too bode well for the Sacramento Kings’ efforts to trade forward Rudy Gay. In an interview with Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty on Tuesday, Gay said that he recently underwent a minor procedure on his Achilles tendon. “I actually had surgery,” Gay said when asked about what he’s been working over the course of this offseason. “I had...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush reportedly closing in on contract with Bills

The Buffalo Bills are getting close to signing free agent running back Reggie Bush, according to a report. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News cites a source who says Bush’s agent and the Bills are discussing the details of a deal. #Bills and RB Reggie Bush's agent "working out the deal points" of a contract, according to an #NFL source. — Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) July 26,...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo reportedly looking for max extension from Thunder

At this point, the Oklahoma City Thunder are probably glad that at least somebody is potentially committed to them for the long run. According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Tuesday, newly-acquired shooting guard Victor Oladipo is looking for a max contract extension from the Thunder. Oladipo, 24, averaged 16.0 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 3.9 assists per game...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Fitzpatrick, Jets not likely to have deal before camp

The New York Jets begin training camp on Thursday, and it appears Geno Smith will still be the favorite to win the starting quarterback job at that point. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that if the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick are going to reach an agreement, it is unlikely to come before the start of camp. It doesn't appear there will be a deal between the #Jets and QB...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees looking to trade Ivan Nova

After giving Aroldis Chapman his pink slip out of New York, the Yankees appear to have a new trade victim in mind. According to a report by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News on Monday, the Yankees have turned their attention towards moving right-hander Ivan Nova. Feinsand also notes that the Miami Marlins have expressed interest in the 29-year-old. Like Chapman, who was traded...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregory going to treatment after another drug violation

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has reportedly committed a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy once again, which is likely to result in him missing more than just the four games he is suspended for to start the 2016 season. ESPN reported on Tuesday that Gregory is not expected to report to training camp this week after he entered an undisclosed treatment facility...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin, Lions reach agreement on one-year deal

The Detroit Lions offense officially has a new safety net. According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Tuesday, the Lions are finalizing a one-year deal with veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Former 49ers, Ravens and Cardinals' WR Anquan Boldin plans to sign a 1-year deal with Lions, per sources. Two sides now finalizing deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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